I love, LOVE scary movies. Even the cheesy, stereotypical fares dripping in red corn syrup.
So when I finally got my hands on 2009’s phenom Paranormal Activity, I immediately curled up on the couch with a bag of microwave popcorn and pressed “play” in anticipation of high horror.
My verdict: ‘Eh.’
There were some scary parts — I’ll give you that — but the movie itself wasn’t that great, in my opinion. I really didn’t find it that scary, and couldn’t understand how so many of my friends declared it the scariest movie they had ever seen.
Later, I was to find that the version I had watched was the original version, while the theatrical release version had a different ending. Nonetheless, the synopsis of the theatrical version does not sound much scarier.
As for the ’00s? I leave that one blank. There were some contenders, such as Dawn of the Dead (which I consider more of a satire than a true horror movie), but I firmly believe that not one movie makes the cut.
What about you? What was the scariest movie you’ve seen? Do you have any recommendations for horror flim nuts like me?