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31 Days of Spook – Scariest Movie

30 Oct

Oh my friends.  Let’s do a twist today.  Let’s see if you can scare me for a change.  Mom/dad were sitting the living room last night with us anipals.  The room was dark except for the flames of the fireplace.  They were talking about movies they have seen over the years that scared them silly.  Conversation went back and forth until they settled on two.

Dad’s Movie Pick – 1408.  This movie came out in 2007 and started John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.  You see John Cusack’s character was a so called ‘ghost hunter’.  He went to famous places and would spend the night in haunted rooms.  Most of the time, nothing happened and the places were debunked.  But then while writing his latest book, he travels to New York to stay at the Dolphin Hotel in room 1408, a haunted room.  In fact, it was so haunted that the hotel would not rent the room to anyone.  Through lawyers, he finds out that if the room is vacant, the hotel has to rent it so he makes a reservation to stay.  He checks in and meets with the hotel manager, played by Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson tries everything he can to persuade Cusack’s character not to stay in the room – a room upgrade, expensive booze and even will allow Cusack to look at a book he has made showing over 50 deaths in room 1408.  But in the end, Cusack stays in 1408.  Let’s just say that 1408 is everything you can imagine it to be.

Mom’s Movie Pick – House on Haunted Hill.  This movie came out in 1999.  Mom/dad will usually go to the movies to see comedy’s but for some reason, they saw this movie in the theater.  Don’t ask me why because it’s not like them.  Mom actually watched part of the movies with her hands covering her eyes.  At one time, she even told daddy that she might have to leave – that’s how scared she was.  The entire movie is about a millionaire who offers a diverse group of people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.  “nuff said before I make water from being scared.

So my question to you my friends, what is the one movie that you saw that scared your pants off?

 

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32 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Scariest Movie

  1. franhunne4u

    10/30/2016 at 12:53 pm

    Pet cemetery. The original version of The Fog. And Hitchcock’s Birds.

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:38 pm

      All shivers to mergatroid!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. Tails Around the Ranch

    10/30/2016 at 1:09 pm

    Don’t know if they were “scary” per se, but I was always a big fan of the Christopher Lee Dracula films. Then of course, there’s the House of Usher with Vincent Price.

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:38 pm

      OMP! We saw the House of Usher today. Scary!!
      XOXO – Bacon

       
      • Tails Around the Ranch

        10/30/2016 at 9:07 pm

        Vincent Price was the best!!

         
      • Piglove

        10/31/2016 at 11:49 am

        Yes!! Mom says she remembers watching him as a child and being totally freaked out! XOXO – Bacon

         
  3. imagesbytdashfield

    10/30/2016 at 1:39 pm

    1408 was creepy but the movie that has effected me to this very day is The Haunting, the original 1963 one.

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:39 pm

      Yes!! Mom shook at that one. Scary!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. CarolMaeWY

    10/30/2016 at 2:45 pm

    Identity, another John Cusack film. . .

    Malcolm Rivers (Pruitt Taylor Vince) is a psychotic killer awaiting execution for several vicious murders. His psychiatrist, Doctor Malick (Alfred Molina), has discovered a journal belonging to Rivers that may explain why he really committed the murders. With this late evidence brought forth, a new hearing takes place on a stormy night in which Malick will try to persuade the Judge to spare Rivers.

    Meanwhile, a group of ten strangers, through a number of circumstances, find themselves stranded in the middle of a storm in a remote motel in the Nevada desert. With the phone lines down due to the storm, the group prepare to spend the night, taking care of those that have been injured through their arrival. However, the group quickly finds that there is an unknown murderer present, killing off each of the guests and leaving behind one of the motel’s room keys to be found, starting with Room 10’s key and counting down.

    Back at the hearing, the contents of Malcolm’s journal are revealed, indicating the prisoner suffers from an extreme case of Dissociative Identity Disorder, harboring ten distinct personalities. Malick is able to bring forth one of Malcolm’s personalities, Ed (John Cusack), revealing that events at the motel are occurring inside Malcolm’s mind, each personality being a distinct person though all sharing the same birth date. After hearing of events in the motel, Malick informs the Ed personality that he must find and eliminate the hostile personality in order to prevent Malcolm from being executed lest all the personalities be killed off.

    In the motel setting, as the group is dwindled down, Ed believes that the personality of Rhodes (Ray Liotta) is the murderer, and sacrifices himself to kill Rhodes, leaving only Paris (Amanda Peet) alive.

    When Malick demonstrates that that homicidal personality is dead, the judge decides to place Malcolm in a mental institution under Malick’s care.

    It has a twisted ending.

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:42 pm

      OMP! We have to definitely check this one out. We love movies with these types of twists and turns. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • CarolMaeWY

        10/31/2016 at 1:05 am

        I think you will like it. But be prepared not to sleep.

         
  5. David

    10/30/2016 at 3:16 pm

    If I say, you’d better not say his name ever …

    Candy Man, the original, not 2 or 3 though they are scary too. The story is rooted in some fact within certain communities. Because it has some factual roots, it is suggested some respect be given to the story.

    When the movie was made, Virginia Madsen said she slept the lights on for several months during its making, and even longer after its release. Tony Todd, who played the character in all three movies, said it was is creepiest role ever. He, too, had slept with lights on long after he wrapped making those movies. Tony said he will not reprise the role even if they give him all the money in the world.

    If you’re still thinking about this before you go to bed, keep your night lights on and pull the covers over your head.

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:43 pm

      Oh my!! I will definitely tell my dad about this one. Gulps – he can watch it all by himself. My piggy nightlight will be on tonight! XOXO – Bacon

       
      • David

        10/31/2016 at 1:43 pm

        Hope you made it through the night alright without thinking about this movie. Nightlight or no nightlight? 🙂

         
      • Piglove

        10/31/2016 at 4:03 pm

        We had the nightlight on all night long. For some reason little noises were making me jump. I wonder why. XOXO – Bacon

         
  6. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    10/30/2016 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Bacon – I linked here from my Halloween post (“This Will REALLY Scare you!”) It’s mostly am article about what happens to dogs on Halloween – but pigs might need the warning too. Go take a look!
    Woof! Tink

     
  7. katsrus

    10/30/2016 at 4:12 pm

    Halloween and Saw movies scare me.
    Sue B

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:43 pm

      Yes!! They are horribly scary! XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. Amy

    10/30/2016 at 6:37 pm

    The Exorcist with Linda Blair. It’s the only time the little hairs on the back of my neck actually stood up.

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:44 pm

      Oh my gosh YES!! Mom won’t even watch that one ever again. No way! XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. sheilaenglehart

    10/30/2016 at 6:57 pm

    My husband still thinks the original Halloween is the best. I don’t get scared by movies easily, but I’m with your Dad. 1408 freaked me out a little.

     
    • Piglove

      10/30/2016 at 8:45 pm

      Mom saw Halloween in a theatre and said never again for sure! XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. Reena Davis

    10/31/2016 at 12:00 pm

    I remember Children of the Corn being really scary! I haven’t seen it since then so maybe it wouldn’t scare me anymore

     
    • Piglove

      10/31/2016 at 12:06 pm

      Oh my goodness! That was awfully scary for sure!! XOXO – Bacon

       
  11. Tammi Kale

    10/31/2016 at 6:57 pm

    My vote is for the first Halloween movie as well…And to know it was done on such a small budget now makes it even better!

     
    • Piglove

      10/31/2016 at 7:15 pm

      Those were definitely good old days. XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. Nylabluesmum

    11/07/2016 at 3:19 pm

    LadyMum saw thee 2nd movie an said it was scarey fur sure! an shee wants to see 1408 now….
    Shee recommendss “Thee Shining” an “Christina”…about a car??? How can a car bee scarey Unccle?????
    **nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

     
    • Piglove

      11/08/2016 at 9:56 am

      Oh my sweet friend. The Shining and Christine are awesome Stephen King movies. The shivers that mom did with both of them – WOW. And 1408 is really good – dad won’t stay in hotel room 1408 – NO WAY. XOXO – Bacon

       

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