Montag, 5. Oktober 2015

HALLOWEEN MOVIE FAVORITES



We don't celebrate Halloween in Austria, isn't that SAD? But on our blog we do! Ha!

So over the next couple of weeks we are going to present decor projects and recipes to get you in that Halloween mood.

Today I just want to share a list of my favorite spooky / horror movies and some great behind-the-scenes photos of some of the movie sets.












A personal favorite is The Shining. Jack Nicholson is an amazing actor and it's just such an iconic movie! The famous pattern of the carpet is featured on my business cards, by the way! :)












Also a classic and a favorite of mine: Halloween. And while this one is technically a series, I prefer the first one and the one directed by Rob Zombie. Unbeknown to most, the mask that was used in Halloween was actually a mask of William Shatner's face that was painted white.









One of the first horror movies that I remember watching was The Fly. I first watched it on a hot Summer night in my room in my parent's house. I was both terrified and fascinated, and isn't that THE combination of horror movie feels?

Next up: Stephen King's "It". This one came out when I was 10 years old and I watched it shortly after, hoping my Mom wouldn't notice. She did notice, however, that when the kid was sucked into the tube, I was so scared that I jumped BEHIND THE COUCH. She saw that through the glass door of her study, came into the living room and that was the end of it.


While I'm not a big fan of "Scream", it's just not very scary to me I guess, the first scenes with Drew Barrymore are really really effective. I think that might be a girl thing though. The house I grew up in is surrounded by trees and a corn field, and sometimes when I was home alone at night I'd hear the crackling sound of the wooden floors and wonder if I was still alone in that house. 


Rear Window, 1954. I'm a big fan of American classic movies, and eventhough this one is technically not a horror movie, it does get a bit spooky at some point, though. And it's supposed to be a mystery thriller. 


House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects by horror genius Rob Zombie. 


Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese. Definitely not a horror movie but a bit scary nonetheless, and I"m a big big fan of Robert DeNiro and Juliette Lewis.


The Strangers. Creeepy stuff! A home invasion, scary masks, strange storyline. I watched this by myself in a dark apartment and regretted that almost immediately.


Funny Games! The US version though. Another home invasion story with creepy visitors. I always thought the actor on the left looks a bit like Elvis but after having watched this movie I don't see that resemblance anymore.


And last but not least, one of the most gruesome movies I have watched, an Australian horror movie named "The Loved Ones". One of the reasons why I am not a fan of Bosch drills. 

What are your favorites?
Ida





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