So here they are with the disclaimer that horror, not necessarily gore, is what captures my imagination and keeps me enthralled. Psychological thrillers? Yes please! Blood, guts, and other squishy bits? Sure, upon occasion, but there better be a story with substance backing them up, or ... err, splattering them. You know what I mean.
Without further ado, my top ten:
#10 Drag Me to Hell
Hubby and I were lucky enough to go to Hawaii a few years back. Our days were jam-packed with beaches, hiking, and snorkeling ... but there's not much of a night life on the "Big" Island. We found ourselves catching a flick one evening, and man, we were not disappointed. This dark karmic tale will pull you in and have you squealing like a girly-girl.
#8 Dawn of the Dead
Zombies. Nothing freaks me out like zombies. Essentially, fear exists to help us avoid death, or to at least prolong the moments, days, and years until we face the inevitable. Being afraid is a survival mechanism. But zombies are death, and they're also us. Our ultimate fear realized and lurching around our front yards. Gah. Dawn of the Dead delivers this terror like no other.
#1 The Silence of the Lambs
Hands down, not only my favorite horror film of all time, but my favorite movie EVER. In just over 16 minutes of screen time, I believe Anthony Hopkins delivers the most compelling face of evil ever portrayed. And I cheer him on ...maybe I should see a therapist along with those folks who've viewed Saw multiple times. Good thing Dr. Lecter is a psychiatrist.