Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Movie Meme

The Bumbles' weekly movie meme.

This week's movie topic is all about Fear...

"Share on your blog movies that caused you to hide under the covers and then link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!"

Some of my favorite movies that struck fear into my heart:

"M" - Peter Lorre stars in a 1931 Fritz Lang film about a serial child-killer in a German town. When the local police are unable to find the killer and so crack down hard on the Underworld, local criminals take matters into their own hands and also go on the hunt. It's in German with English subtitles, and never shows a dead body or blood. In fact, in some ways, it was one of the earliest police procedurals. But Lorre's soliloquoy at the end with make your blood go cold.

"The Passion of the Christ" - I'm sure some psychologist could make a lot out of this, but although I can watch a lot of pretty gory stuff without flinching, I can not watch crucifixion scenes. I cringe, I flinch, I squirm and look away. That's why I made myself go watch "Passion." I like to face those things that get to me. It took me a few hours to get to sleep that night.

"Carrie" - I watched this when I was about twelve. It was the midnight movie, and so it was nearly two AM when it was over and I remembered I had to take out the garbage before I went to bed. I was afraid to walk down the driveway, because I was sure a bloody hand would be there to grab my ankles.

"Seven" - An awesome psychological thriller with Morgan Freeman (whom I love to watch act) and Brad Pitt (whom I love to look at). At times gory, it gets most of its creep-cred from the suspense that builds throughout the movie. And the ending is classic.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" - The first one is the best. Classic Wes Craven that made a cult star out of Robert "Freddie Kruger" Englund. Also stars a very young Johnny Depp. The premise is that the soul of a murdered child killer can come to life in your dreams and kill you for real. "Screw sleep!"

Don't forget to check out the other responses at The Bumbles' blog.

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