ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
For me it is The Changeling, with George C. Scott.
Also, seeing as this has been bumped I should mention to @Willow that I watched Black Christmas *checks Letterboxd diary* ... twelve days after you mentioned it. So yeah this post is a little late!
I thought it was fine. I liked the mystery and creepiness of Billy - there's that one shot in the film, I think you'll know it off the top of your head, it's terrifying! 😂. Honestly though what ruined it for me were the scenes outside of the house, taking place during the day. Yep, even the one where the old man gets a snowball launched off his head. I love films located in one place, and I think I would have preferred it if it was fully like that, but what are ya gonna do!
But I think the biggest "scare" or what unnerved med the most, was The Shining. Not the film, but the novel. The woman in room 217...ooooh, some scary shit. I'm with King on the subject of the film not being nearly good enough as an adaptation, it's more of a reimagining or "inspired by". Great film, yes, no doubt. But it's own thing and it lacks in places.
There's a television mini-series adaptation that King wrote the screenplay for. It follows the book pretty well.
@Jerseyfornia saw that, and it is really faithful to the novel. I liked it, but of course, as a film / motion picture, it doesn't come close to Kubrick's. I easily acknowledge that.
What I miss the most from Kubrick's, is Jack's exepriences and his being tormented by being a father; his shortcomings and regrets in that regard. I think that's a really central point in the book. I would have loved to see Nicholson go a bit mote into that.
The Conjuring actually gave me a few jumps, the old-fashioned way. I liked that.
Other than that, I guess it's been a while. Wifey doesn't like horror films at all...it's my favorite genre.
Jerseyfornia mentioned Train to Busan, agree with that, that was a really good one.
Back in the day, it was Texas Chainsaw, Excorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street...the usual suspects. Blair Witch creeped me out. A lot of the "classic" horror movies in the 80's were either banned (Chainsaw, Evil Dead) og heavily censored (Nightmare) - I mean, Life of Brian was banned (!) until 1989 or 1990, so it wasn't always too easy to see all the goodies. I remember seeing Hellraiser, and The Farm.
The Shining. Not the film, but the novel.
I think a good indicator of how much I love something is if I seek out the book of it, and "The Shining" is one of the first books I ever went out of my way to buy and read when I was younger. The only problem with my reading experience was that I pictured Nicholson and Duvall rather than properly appreciating King's different descriptions of Jack and Wendy.
for a group of 11 year olds.
My niece is hoping to have some friends over for a Halloween gathering. (They are the kids who are in her bubble at school.) My sister asked me for recommendations for scary movies. I was checking through Netflix, Prime, Crave and iTunes, rejecting almost everything because it was to scary. My sister said she didn’t know how I ever watched a scary movie as everything scared me. 😁
These were my recommendations:
Nightmare before Christmas
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
This is for a group of 11 year olds. What do you guys think?
Still scary, JF?
Yeah. George C. Scott was excellent. I probably paid more attention last night than I did at 14.