Here we go, guys...SHOCKtober is here! Every day I'll be counting down a chunk of the movies you have deemed to be the scariest. This is totally democracy in cyber-action!
I had a lot of fun reading all of your emails, wherein many of you explained why you found certain movies oh-so-terribly frightening, whether it was 20 years or 20 minutes ago. Sure, folks are scared by the films you'd expect, but then there are movies that don't really qualify as "horror" under even the broadest of definitions. I love that! So surely there will be titles included that will have your head as to how they could spook anyone, but remember- and I hate to get all scientific here- brains work in weird ways.
Oh, and a note: I opted not to include TV shows, though some of you added them to your lists. Made-for-TV movies and short films are okay, but I didn't want to dive into the realm of television. In case you're wondering, folks included shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer ("Hush" in particular), Tales from the Crypt, Twin Peaks, and so on. Sorry if this harshes anyone's mellow (or marshes anyone's mallow), but my high school yearbook was right to name me Most Likely to Become a Despot. This is totally not democracy in cyber-action!
Anyway, I'll shut up now. On to today's chunk! Each of these movies received one vote each.
323. Funny Games -- 1997, Michael Haneke
322. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie -- 1990, John Harrison
321. Last Man on Earth -- 1964, Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow
320. Superstition -- 1982, James W. Roberson
319. Ghost -- 1990, Jerry Zucker
318. Wolf Creek -- 2005, Greg Mclean
317. Practical Magic -- 1998, Griffin Dunne
316. Peeping Tom -- 1960, Michael Powell
315. Papillon -- 1973, Franklin J. Schaffner
314. Al final del espectro -- 2006, Juan Felipe Orozco
313. Sleepaway Camp -- 1983, Robert Hiltzik
312. Blue Velvet -- 1986, David Lynch
311. Lost Highway -- 1997, David Lynch
310. Ju-on 2 -- 2003, Takashi Shimizu
Practical Magic, I know right? That was included in a list sent to me by a friend who is not into horror (although she's been watching more and more, so I ain't complainin'), and it was accompanied by "I thought it was a romantic comedy- it wasn't." Man oh man, I love SHOCKtober!