As much as I'm embarrassed to admit it, I'm one of those people who avoids scary movies at all costs. Any scenes even remotely nail-biting and I'm hiding behind my favorite throw pillow, willing it to be over.
Hubby can't help but laugh as I yell my frustrations at the TV and beg him to tell me when the scary part is over. "Why is she going in there by herself?" I screech. "Why isn't she turning the light on?" I implore. "Who in their right mind goes into a dark basement alone???"
Somehow, some way, I've been able to sit through a few spooky flicks and I actually enjoyed them. Yes, I still hang onto my pillow for dear life even though I've seen some of the movies on this list more than twice.
Here are my favorites:
I absolutely love this one! It's actually held up pretty well for being 22 years old and I still jump at the scary parts. Plus, the cast is amazing. It'd be easier to tell you who isn't in this movie than who is.
What Lies Beneath
I was tricked into this freaky one by the beautiful filming location and I kept watching because I just had to know what happened. Did I mention it's freaky?
The Cabin in the Woods
When I hear the name Joss Whedon, I come runnin'. He and Drew Goddard wrote the script in three days and I will forever remember it as my first-ever scary movie. Joss is so freakin' brilliant it scares me.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
It's a classic, right?
Once again, I can blame the amazing cast for being the reason I watched this one...and absolutely loved it.
Are you a hard-core horror movie junkie who thinks these movies are too watered-down for you? Or are you a wuss like me? And proud of it!
Which movies would you add to this list? Let me know!