Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Creepy, Spooky, Scary, Movies Gotta Love Them

Movies, the spookier the better I'd always say. I remembered living in the Bronx (yeah, where Yankee Stadium is)as a young child my mother taking me the the movies. My sister was eight years older then me had her date to go to the movies with. And, my father hated going. So, I landed going with her. In those days you had two movies for one price. First one was what we use to call "B" movies. The second one was the main attraction. So, I remembered watching Sci Fi pictures that were poorly made. But,some weren't that bad. Monthra, Master of the World, King Kong vs. Godzilla, The Brain that Wouldn't Die, these were the "B" movies. Then we would have Intermission with a cartoon. Then the main movie. Thinking back, I wouldn't have taken my son to some of these pictures. There were no ratings back then. And, yes, I had nightmares. Many nightmares. But, I remember those movies fondly. My all time favorite is "Carnival of Souls". It was a creepy black & white film. And, it was filmed during overcast days. Which gives that eerie feel. I highly recommend it. It's on Hulu. Second, is "The Haunting" very smartly made picture. You were in the main character's mind. Watching, seeing, hearing what she was experiencing. Love it! All the other movies I had watched during that time were: The Little Shop of Horrors, Psycho, Village of the Damned, Dr. Blood's Coffin, The Pit and the Pendulum, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Birds, The Crawling Hand, The Raven, Hush, Hush, Sweet Charotte, Masque of the Red Death, to name a few. Vampire pictures I loved also. With Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
They hardly make horror films like they use to. Now, some of them are just plain downright sick. And, that's not fun to watch. And, no story line.


  1. I remember some of those movies, but the one that *really* gave me nightmares I can't remember the title of. It's about a young boy who discovers his abusive stepfather's into the black magic and that his bio-dad is buried in the back garden, so he uses the black magic against the step-dad in revenge (or something like that). Going back too long to remember all the intricacies of the movie.

  2. Was it an old black & white zombie movie? I've seen quite a bit of those back then too.