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Friday, October 28, 2005

And A Couple Of Keystone Lights Later . . . It's Feedback Friday (#9)

Okay - I'm havin' a little party up here with A&E's Monstervision, the sale section of King Sooper's "Adult" Beverage aisle and my pathetic lil' blog. Stand back, cuz this might be a little bit like wearing khaki pants while changing a tire . . . I don't care how much care you take, you're gettin' a black streak on those babies. You might as well rub your bootie up against the tailpipe and get it over with now. Go ahead . . . I'll wait.

The good news is that it's Feedback Friday, so hopefully I won't make a complete Mancow out of myself before all is said and done. Let's get back on track dude . . .

Okay, here is the assignment -

Tell me (and the other three people that read this crapola) all about your favorite "Scary" movie. It is almost Halloween after all. I want to hear all about the first time you saw a flick that made you leave the theatre early because you were so scared that you couldn't stop shaking. Maybe you're into the zombies or possibly the vampires or even that Gilbert Godfried dude. I don't care, I just want to hear some interesting explanations.

Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do . . .

And, I don't wanna anyone to say Charlie Brown - The Great Pumpkin either. I love it just like the next guy, but unless you're watching it naked surrounded by a bunch of giant, inflatable roosters . . . it ain't scary!

This should be fun (Sadie . . . I said that just for you)


Ben O.

26 Comments:

Blogger arkie said...

Sorry, Ben. I'm a total wuss, and don't have a favorite "Scary" movie. I like scaring other people and then laughing at them, but don't enjoy it so much when I'm the one being scared.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Zube Girl said...

Hmmm...I'd have to say The Grudge, but I really wouldn't call it my favorite. It just scared the everliving crap out of me and that little green kid still gives me nightmares, so it's probably my *least* favorite for that reason. Most people I know laughed at it though.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. :-) And, I think it's spelled Coloradoan, but pronounced Coloradan. Maybe?

7:30 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Hey Arkie - not liking scary movies certainly doesn't make you a wuss . . . a scaredy-cat maybe, but not a wuss.

:)

Zube Girl - thanks for stopping by. Having not lived my entire life in Colorado . . . I just have to say that I absolutely love it here. How about you?

I haven't seen The Grudge, but it certainly looked pretty scary. I have been watching Monstervision all this past week (and YES I know it is AMC and not A&E . . . thank you). I love it when a channel goes all out and plays all movies of a certain type . . . like the James Bond-athons that happen sometimes.

Ben O.

Word Identification -

kwofcup = a small basin to hold your hairdo . . . assuming of course that it is removable.

10:22 AM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

favorite scary movie... thats easy, Hitchcock's "Rear Window"

12:44 PM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

I should read the instructions more carefully! Saw it in HS on tv (this was in the days long vefore VCRs). It was on the local UHF stations " Midnight Matinee". I was at friends house, a kinda creepy little place in a rather rough section of Pontiac Michigan. We had a Sportman's Pizza (32") from Little Ceasars, and two half gallons of draught A&W.

This movie kept us on the edge of our seats from the beginning, and when his sister tried to sneak into the house after returning late from a date, I damn near pee'd my pants. It was a truley scary experience!

12:56 PM  
Blogger Underachiever said...

OK The Others scared the crap out of me.

As a kid, all the Friday the 13th movies scared the crap out of me.

The Ring was creepy and it scared the crap out of me.

and who can forget Glitter AAAAAH! oh yeah and it scared the crap out of me.

Sincerely,

Undr(crap scared out of me.)

PS the khaki pants thing is so true! Ben O. you is the Man!

8:05 PM  
Blogger DelBoy said...

My 'favourites' as a kid - "The Shining" and the first "Halloween" scared the living daylights outta me!
Recent scary ones include "Wolf Creek" and "The Descent".
And as I've now gone over 3, I may as well list a few more: "The Burning", "Nightmare on Elm Street" (just the first one) and "Halloween H20".

OK, so I like the horror genre!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

GWBear - I loved Rear Window . . . I wasn't exactly scared out of my mind, but Hitchcock is so good at making you feel uneasy and yet immensely interested at the same time.

Undr - I haven't seen The Ring, but I have heard that it is pretty freaking scary. It seems like the Horror Genre is more alive than ever (no pun intended) . . . The Ring, The Grudge, Jeepers Creepers, Saw, and so on. I need to go rent some of the "new crop" of scaredy cat flicks. I have one of my favs . . . Dracula all cued up for Halloween Night. The place is totally decked out, the lights will be dimmed just right and the fog machine has pleny of fog juice. It should be great.

Del - Long time no hear - glad to see ya buddy. I trust you are well . . . yes? I have never heard of Wolk Creek . . . sounds interesting. Is it English? I like the first Nightmare on Elm Street. Freddy was creepy, but that scene in the school with the body bag and the line of blood down the hall . . . that kept me awake a few nights. Yep. The Shining is a classic as well. Great cinematography in that movie no doubt.

Ben O.

btw - just try and wear a pair of khaki pants for an entire day without getting some sort of streak or blemish on them. I humbly submit that it cannot be done. Unless of course you hide away in a protective bubble all day, and then you still have a 50/50 shot at getting something on them anyway.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

I Don't. Like. Scary. Movies... Period!
When I was about 13 I watched 'Halloween' and it scared ths daylights out of me. I had to walk home (around the corner) in the dark afterwards, with my sister, and there was a street sign on the corner - black with white writing - and at first glance I could have sworn it was that Jason dude from the movie, in his white mask. Have y'all heard young teenage girls scream in utter terror?!?
I watched The Shining but only saw half of it 'cos my hands were covering my face most of the time.
Now, I just don't do the whole horror movie thing - I reckon there's enough stress in my real life, thank you. Zombies, etc, are just not my thing. Th-th-th-that's all :-)

11:42 AM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

I saw "The Son of Blob" when I was way too young to see "The Son of Blob" and for quite a few years afterwards I had a serious hate for the color red... because that was the color of the blob. Stupid, I know but sadly true. We had a red bean bag chair that I used to love sitting in. Not so much after the movie. It gave me the creeps so I cut a hole in it and let all the beans escape. (You're free! Run. Run like the wind little beans...)
I hate scary movies too. Wonder why?
I hate the inevitability of whatever evil is in the movie doing the killing and how no matter what the people in the movie do that evil is going to get them eventually... even if it has been dead for 20 years and can't run and you are but of course you are going to trip at exactly the wrong moment and the big evil that was making all sorts of noise following you will take that moment to become all stealthy and swift and.... *shudders* ... I don't need that kind of stress.
Also, the blog ate a kitten. That just isn't right.

10:27 PM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

Also, the blog ate a kitten. That just isn't right.

Damn. I meant the Blob ate the kitten.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Nonny said...

I'm very desensitized to scary movies. I will say SAW was pretty scary (saw SAW II this weekend, not as scary). The Ring was also pretty good. As for favorites I would have to say the original Nightmare on Elmstreet would be my favorite.

7:04 AM  
Blogger jenbeauty said...

American Werewolf in London and the Shining scared the piss out of me! Still do as a matter of fact.

10:27 AM  
Blogger trinamick said...

I am not a fan of most scary movies, because gore doesn't do it for me. I prefer mind game type movies that freak you out.

I saw Children of the Corn when I was 5 years old. My mom & I were at an old lady's house and they were busy talking, so they didn't notice what was on the TV. It scared the crap out of me. Even now, I still get that creepy-crawly feeling when I'm in a cornfield.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Terri - sounds like you don't care for the scary stuff, huh? I like the typed mumbling and stuttering. I'm actually scared for you. Just lock yourself in the closet with some food and water tonight and you'll be fine . . . probably.

Nypinta - Eating kittens is not cool, but I like the original way you wrote it better.

The Blog that Ate a Kitten . . . now that would be a good horror movie. Wes Craven . . . John Carpenter . . . Clive Barker . . . you guys out there in need of a good story idea?

Nonny - I agree that you can get a little bit jaded and what used to get ya just doesn't do it anymore.

Jenbeauty - The Shining is pretty scary . . . have you read the book? American Werewolf is great . . . I love how it is scary, but sort of funny as well. That guy that keeps coming back from the dead and showing up at the most unexpected times - pretty creepy.

Trin - Don't like the blood and gore huh? I bet you liked The Game. I think that is a much underrated movie. It is plenty scary and way creepy, but mostly because of how intellectual it is. Memento is similar.

Ben O.

11:13 AM  
Blogger DelBoy said...

"Wolf Creek" is Australian. Great movie based on a true story about some backpackers that go missing in the Outback.

It's banned in Australia at the moment because of the on-going court case involving a missing backpacker and his girlfriend.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/hot/f/falconio/

11:32 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

Scary? the Exorcist - hands down.

The Ring was creepy...under your skin creepy

and Bewitched. It scared me that i watched that whole lame-ass movie. what's wrong with me...

12:03 PM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

sorry I was absent for class on Friday but I'm here now! Let me read through everyone else's first:

Okay. I agree with a lot of the other people's picks. Here's mine and I should note that I don't watch them anymore because of my first pick:

1. Ju-On--it's the Japanese original of The Grudge. It scared the crap out of me. I swore off scary movies after this one.

2. The Ring--from the same director. Japanese directors sure know what's scary to me.

3. The Exorcist--I think I may have peed my pants a little when I saw this at 17 at a friend's house.

4. The Texas Chainsaw Masacre--I wish I had never seen this movie. Who wants those images rattling around in their mind?

5. Hellraiser--Yes I saw it and yes I wish I hadn't. It's stupid scary--the worst kind.

6. Nightmare on Elm Street--saw it at a slumber party through my fingers. I could barely watch.

7. Jacob's Ladder--ACKKKKK!! I hate this creep fest. The camera tricks were sickening.

12:55 PM  
Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

You know my scariest movie of all time? Probably the original Japanese version of Ju-on (the Grudge). See, in American movies, if you do everything right, you live. In Japanese movies, you do everything right, you still die.

3:15 PM  
Blogger BUDDESS said...

I left a comment here on Friday or so I thought. Maybe the Blog Ghost got scared by my reply and wiped it out. I have to agree that The Grudge was the scariest movie I ever saw. I am going to do a post on why my first scary movie was such a horrific experience and therefor, I try not to watch them.

2:30 AM  
Blogger Henry said...

Summer of 1982--my dad encourages me to take our neighbor on a 'date'
I was 12 so the date was...my father making me ask the girl next door to a movie. I chose Poltergeist. Nice. Thanks for warning me Dad.
Needless to say--when they were in the pool and all those dead people started popping up--I bailed. I left the theater--with my date still in her seat. What a jerk huh?
I came back after I stopped shaking and told her I had to go to the bathroom.
Oh and the girl? I have no idea what ever happened to her.

5:50 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Zombster - the Japanese sure do make scary movies, don't they? Have you seen Audition? Wow! It is telling that most of the horror flicks out now are either Scream knock-offs or remakes of Japanese movies . . . The Grudge, The Ring etc.

Buddess - I guess my blog is haunted and decided to inflict some evil retribution upon your post. Or maybe Blogger.com was merely quirky and acting up again.

Henry - You are such a romantic . . . I can see the women lining up now for a date with ya, bro.

Funny story though. Poltergeist is sort of silly now, but when you saw it as a kid it was pretty freakin' scary. That little girl saying "There here!". How do you top that?

Ben O.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

*gasp*
you forgot me.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Ben O. said...

Tanya - I sort of liked Bewitched . . . it wasn't great and cerainly not worth buying the DVD, but Will Farrell is so funny. Even his worst stuff is good in my book.

Sadie, Sadie, Sadie . . . I see you lurking over there in the corner all upset because I inadvertantly missed you.

Can you ever forgive me?

I agree with your flick rundown - Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the first one, of course . . .the remake was hideous and totally unnecassary . . . as are ALL (let me repeat - ALL) of the remakes we seem so determined to make lately) was pretty dang scary. So realistic looking - it was almost like a documentary and not a movie at all.

Jacob's Ladder is an awesome movie - so totally creepy. You have to have a mind of steel to not have nightmares after that freak-fest of a flick.

Ben O.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Sadie Lou said...

*feeling better now*

5:50 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Halloween scared the bloody hell out of me. Of course, I watched the next two sequels and they were just gory and gross. The original is well-done.

Rear Window definitely gets your heart pumping. Of course, I love Alfred Hitchcock (except for the ones that everybody always talks about Psycho and The Birds). Those really gave me the willies - although in Psycho's defense it could have been the fact that I was sitting next to Norman Bates in the theatre who would laugh at extremely inappropriate times. He even gave my brother the creeps.

10:57 AM  

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