I never watch horror movies because I am a total scaredy-cat and it doesn’t take much to give me serious nightmares (I slept in my brother’s room for six months after seeing “Scream” in middle school). But over the years I’ve found that even if you avoid the horror genre altogether, there are plenty of other terrifying movies lurking in the comedy, drama, adventure, and kids’ categories. If you’re looking for an unexpectedly scary movie to watch this Halloween, click through for 20 options, and please share other non-horror films that freak you out in the comments!
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Do you like the thrill of the open water? Enjoy the luxuries of cruising on the open seas? Love living in fear for your life? Then perhaps the Carnival Cruise Lines “Saw” cruise is for you?
Yes, after the spate of music-themed cruises (Weezer cruise, anyone?), the marketing geniuses over at Carnival have come up with a “Saw”-themed cruise. “During this amazing cruise, you will be able to party with the “SAW” Stars and meet other fans who love “SAW” just like you!” announces the press release. “You will attend fantastic pool and dance parties, question and answer sessions and many special events.”
Presumably those “special events” will include murder and torture porn. But will Jigsaw be there? That’s what we really want to know. [Slash Film]
In the latest issue of Elle, “Glee” and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy cast the stars of his series’ as characters from his favorite thrillers. Connie Britton, Kate Mara and others jump off the page in classic scenes from “The Birds,” “Carrie” and others. Here, “Glee”‘s Diana Agron does her best Raquel Welch in a scene from “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.” Click through for more classic horror scenes done in current couture.
Some of today’s biggest stars had some seriously scary starts — by kicking off their careers with horror movies!
Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Goerge Clooney and more all had early roles battling Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, vicious furballs, creepy serial killers and, in Jennifer Aniston’s case, even evil leprechauns.
Looking for a scary flick to watch this Halloween? Check out the gallery above to see which ones have some then-unknown superstars! Read more…
What is coming to get you? I’m personally far more afraid of being abducted by aliens than I am of the Blair Witch, because duh, I hate camping and never intend to go. Maybe I would fit in better with the people of Montana. How about you? What is your most feared horror movie scenario? (Click here to see full size image!) [Very Small Array]
It’s a scary world out there for us ladies sometimes. That’s why I love a good horror movie for contained fear and excitement. There’s nothing like sitting down in the darkened theater for two hours of sensory overload and raw adrenaline, only to leave when it’s all done in one piece. It’s like paying $12 for two hours of therapy. Keep reading »
A couple weeks ago, my brother and his girlfriend convinced me to watch “The Shining” with them. I was hesitant because I hate scary movies (I still have nightmares about the 15 minutes of “Scream” I watched accidentally in 1996), but they insisted it was a classic and I needed to see it in order to be a productive member of society. Unsurprisingly, the movie totally freaked me out. Surprisingly, when I wasn’t hiding my face in a couch pillow, I was being super inspired by the fashion, from Shelley Duvall’s chunky sweaters to Jack Nicholson’s slim-cut suits… Keep reading »
Presented without comment, “The Life Zone,” a pro-life horror film about “pregnant women kidnapped from abortion clinics and forced to give birth,” starring Robert Loggia. New Jerseyites can check it out currently at the Hoboken International Film Festival. The rest of us will have to wait until it’s picked up by Fox News, I suppose.
At last night’s Spike Scream Awards, fans voted “Green Lantern” as the most anticipated film of next year. Yeah, we wanna see Ryan Reynolds in tights, but we’re still more excited for “Scream 4.” And yesterday, during the show, we got a first look at the trailer. It features many familiar faces—Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Shenae Grimes, and Hayden Panettiere. Will you be buying midnight opening night tickets? [Hollywood Crush] Keep reading »
Many of Hollywood’s heavyweights got their start in horror flicks: Jamie Lee Curtis (“Halloween”), Johnny Depp (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”), Jennifer Aniston (“Leprechaun”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“Critters 3″). But while watching the really mediocre-looking trailer for Renee Zellweger‘s new movie “Case 39,” it was hard not to think, My, how far you’ve fallen. It made me start to wonder if doing a horror movie after you’ve already established yourself is career suicide. Is it the ultimate signal of your decline into obscurity? Let’s review the facts … Keep reading »