To paraphrase Tiny Tim, ‘A Happy Friday the 13th one and all’!
Sentimental.. oh stop. I’m blushing!
I’ve always enjoyed a good horror-related movie. Not the low-budget, ‘gotcha’ type nonsense. When the plot is too involved it then becomes a ‘Thriller’ and those are fine. When I wish to watch a thriller.
If you’re silly like me and find an excuse to watch a good, edgy movie check these out if you hadn’t yet:
Let the Right One In (the Swede original is fantastic though the English, ‘Let Me In’ remake is excellent as well), The Haunting (original, the retreads are HORRIBLE) and Dracula (1931 original. I was a Bahaus fan when younger and still enjoy their song, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’).
For campy though not completely dopey gore:
Dawn of the Dead (’78 version. The original ‘Night..’ is good though this has far more hijinks, comedy/levity), Suspiria (an Italian horror flick which uses now considered dated though oh-so appropriate lighting, set & camera angles. It’s violent at times though the gore is modest if compared with today’s cinema) & The Ring (Japanese version. Sure the English version is decent but seems overacted, JMO).
As for classics:
The Exorcist (Stands the test of time), JAWS (Being a fan of the water this is 1 of my favorites, still. Opening scene doesn’t get old), The Shining (Nicholson OWNS this role. The best Stephen King movie adaptation), Bride of Frankenstein (quite possibly the greatest horror flick ever made.. still), The Thing (1980 – John Carpenter directed with Kurt Russell in a bolero hat – awesome! Never mind the nonsensical clothing worn in a supposed Antarctic winter.. great flick).
By all means share your faves.
Here’s 3 of my favorite Friday the 13th songs:
Dead Kennedys – The Prey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJXxMqbjJYA
Metallica – Creeping Death – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO_84C3fpuI
Misfits – Hybrid Moments – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MDOKVSN_YM
Have a great 13th and keep an eye open for the closet & under the bed monster.