Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Boo!

First off, for everyone emailing me saying "Hey, did you drop off the planet? I haven't seen you around my blog in weeks!", I say unto you, "Eat me!", because if you had been around THIS BLOG in weeks, you would then know that I have been sick as a dog, and haven't been to ANYONE'S blog in weeks. I'm starting to feel better, so I'll catch up with ya'll, I swear.

Anyway, I saw this 2 weeks ago, before I started Knocking on Heaven's Door, and thought I'd put it up at some point. The site RETROCRUSH went ahead and compiled a list of:


Since anyone who knows me knows that I'm all about the Horror, I was very interested when I read about this list.

Overall, I think the list is pretty solid, although they seemed to wander off topic sometimes, and put up entries that I wouldn't call scary at all. In fact, I'd actually call this list a mish-mosh of 3 different lists, "The scariest movie moments, the most disgusting movie moments, and the most unnerving movie moments", because each of the 100 entries definitely falls in one of those categories.

I mean, c'mon. #63, the flying monkey scene in The Wizard of Oz, while admittedly kinda freaky to a little 7 year-old Slyde, should NOT be on the list of the scariest moments of all time. Ditto for #90, The pink elephant scene in Dumbo. Odd and misplaced? Yes. Scary? No.

You can click the link I gave you above for the full list (with pics and some movie clips!), but for the cliff-notes-inclined among us, here is the top 10, which, while my own list might be a tad different, I can't really argue with what is here:

#10 THE SHINING (1980) - WHAT'S INSIDE ROOM #237?

#9 THE EXORCIST III (1990) - HELLO, NURSE!

#8 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) - NOT ENOUGH BULLETS IN THE WORLD

#7 JAWS (1975) - SEVERED HEAD FALLS OUT OF THE BOAT

#6 UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)- EYEBALL SLICED WITH A STRAIGHT RAZOR

#5 POLTERGEIST (1982) - TOY CLOWN ATTACKS BOY UNDER BED

#4 ALIEN (1979) - CHESTBURSTER

#3 THE SHINING (1980) - DANNY RIDES HIS BIG WHEEL DOWN THE HALL

#2 CARRIE (1976) - CARRIE'S HAND POPS OUT OF THE GRAVE

#1 PSYCHO (1960) - THE SHOWER SCENE

I have seen 74 of these. How about you?

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