I don’t go for horror movies. Sure, I watched a mess of them when I was a kid—The Exorcist, The Omen, and Rosemary’s Baby. I also saw Halloween and Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I Spit On Your Grave, all that stuff and more. I had a stronger constitution then. Now, I just don’t like being scared.
It's Halloween. We're too old to dress up anymore-we've essentially been 43 since we were 14-so we thought we'd honor the day with each of us picking the five scenes that scare the living bejeezuses out of us. With clips, of course. Put on your headphones and lose your shit along with us.
Sequels are almost never as good as the original movie, so it's a downright miracle when a franchise gets better as it goes along. It's hard to think of many that achieved that feat, but here's one you may not have considered: The Paranormal Activity series.
For a genre that remains a Hollywood staple, horror doesn't get much respect. If a film isn't screened in advance for critics, it's usually a horror movie. Although they dominate Halloween, they're also the movies that get dumped at the deadest corners of the release calendar: January and late August/early September.…