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My Top 5 Scary Movies

In no particular order:

The Descent

1. The Descent

The Descent is one of those horror flicks that will make you scream and involuntarily jump a foot or so out of your chair. You totally didn’t see that coming and you’ll just be hoping that nobody noticed. All the while this flick is bone chilling from start to finish. Did I mention that small enclosed dark spaces freak me out and therefore so does any flick that focuses on claustrophobia. Yet another whole layer of how horrific the situations in this film were to me! I thought this flick was so good, I had to buy it so I can promise that it’s definitely worth a watch!


2. Borderland

Ok, this movie just scared the crap outta me.

Winner of the Horrorfest film festival and based on a true story, Borderland is a must see for anyone who enjoys films in the horror or suspense genres.  I really loved the way it was filmed and I also thought the cast was great.  If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out!!

Frontiers
3. Frontiers

This movie will not just scare you; Frontiers will completely mess your head up. For awhile. Scary as $&@% pretty much sums it up.

Wolf Creek
4. Wolf Creek

If you are a fan of horror movies (like me:) and you’ve never seen this, you should definitely throw it in your queue.  The movie is about 3 young friends who set out on a carefree adventure into the beautiful Australian outback and it is ‘loosely based on true events’.  Two things that set this horror flick apart for me were:

1. This is hands down the most gorgeous film I have ever seen within the horror genre! Sound a little oxymoronic? You’ll see what I mean once you get a load of the cinematography and especially the fantastic work of the director of photography.  Talk about eye candy! The whole film is shot on High Definition video that captures the stunning beauty of Australia in a way that will just leave you breathless.

2. The up close and personal style of character development gives the audience an intimate relationship with these kids and their story way before the scary shit ever even starts to go down. So when it finally does, you are at the edge of your seat and you find yourself to be emotionally invested and genuinely worried about them.  It’s a great technique that, in my opinion, makes the movie even way more intense :D

Cold Prey
5. Cold Prey

One of the best slasher films I have seen in a long time!

That really says a lot because although horror is my favorite genre, I really don’t enjoy blood guts and gore. Nor do I like mindless bloodbath horror films (such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) that feature nearly 2 hours of gore just for the sake of gore. I am more likely to get freaked out by a horror movie if the situation is actually probable and then I can take the gore. As long it has a purpose, know what I mean? For me, too much gore or fantastical killer creatures = over the top and therefore a total cheese-fest, in my opinion. With that being said, the acting also has to be more than just decent if it’s going to work for me and Cold Prey delivers in this area as well. Not to mention, there’s something really creepy about the icy cold desolate mountains. If you haven’t seen this flick, check it out!

So good!

So good!

This was so cute, I really liked it!

This was so cute, I really liked it!

This is definitely one of the most twisted, messed up horror movies I have ever seen.

This is definitely one of the most twisted, messed up horror movies I have ever seen.

This is a pretty good flick!  Into The Wild is based on the novel by Jon Krakauer and directed by Sean Penn.  At first, I was a tad upset by the ending and I found myself angry at the main character Chris McCandless (played by Emile Hirsch) for making some pretty stupid decisions, but then after realizing it’s a true story, I came to terms with how it all went down.  If anything, see this movie because it was BEAUTIFULLY filmed.  The awesome cinematography and the director of photography did a stunning job depicting the gorgeous landscapes of the United States and made me feel truly inspired to explore the places that the main character journeyed to in this coming of age adventure of self discovery.

This is a pretty good flick!  Into The Wild is based on the novel by Jon Krakauer and directed by Sean Penn.  At first, I was a tad upset by the ending and I found myself angry at the main character Chris McCandless (played by Emile Hirsch) for making some pretty stupid decisions, but then after realizing it’s a true story, I came to terms with how it all went down.  If anything, see this movie because it was BEAUTIFULLY filmed.  The awesome cinematography and the director of photography did a stunning job depicting the gorgeous landscapes of the United States and made me feel truly inspired to explore the places that the main character journeyed to in this coming of age adventure of self discovery.

“Failure is human destiny.  Failure teaches us that life is but a draft…a long rehearsal for a show that will never play.”  —                                                                      Amélie

“Failure is human destiny. Failure teaches us that life is but a draft…a long rehearsal for a show that will never play.”  — Amélie

Without you, today’s emotions would be the scurf of yesterday’s.
Hipolito [Amélie]
A Scanner Darkly.  All I have to say is check this shit out.  It’s a trip.

A Scanner Darkly.  All I have to say is check this shit out.  It’s a trip.

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This movie, Bella, was SO good.  I highly recommend you see it if you haven’t already!!

This movie, Bella, was SO good.  I highly recommend you see it if you haven’t already!!