This week she wants films that scare us. I wouldn't say I get scared too much by horror movies (not like my wussy husband). I'm not a huge fan of all the ones that are full of guts and gore that's for sure. I love the creepy ones, the ones with atmosphere like Jacobs Ladder, The Exorcist, Poltergeist and Stir of Echoes to name but a few.
The film I've chosen for this week, like Hannah, is one that scared me when I was younger. I can remember watching it on TV with my Mum and my older Sister when Dad was on night shift and I think I ended up in Mums bed for about a week!
It just happens to be an 80's film so maybe my love for 80's movies extends to this genre too.
Being made in 1982 the effects aren't the best but it's full of atmosphere (and gore too) and the fact that you don't know 'who' has been taken over by The Thing makes it even more terrifying.
The classic moment in this film and the one that still scares me when I think about it now is the bit when they are trying to resuscitate a guy. I remember it so clearly, the chest opening, the teeth, The Thing appearing but the worst part is the screams and the noise that goes with the scene. It's terrifying (well, it was to me when I was younger) and the head detaching itself, using it's tongue to drag itself then growing legs and running away like a freaking spider!
It's only 8am and I'm scaring myself. Maybe I need to watch it again now I'm older and it won't haunt me as much. For the moment I'm off to grab a cushion and get a cuddle from my husband.
Apparently they've made a sequel which is due for release this year. I bet it won't be half as scary.
What's your favourite? Head over to Hannah's blog and link up...