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.
10/26/2017 at 12:36 pm
Poltergeist….any of them…but I love them but only when I am in the right mood,xx Rachel
10/26/2017 at 2:00 pm
Oh my gosh – yes… “they’re here”. Gulps and runs to my room. XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 12:45 pm
IT was one of the nightmares for me… I saw it at the movies and I hired a taxi because I feared to enter the dark parking lot alone (the driver was no clown… otherwise I had wetted the seat lol)
10/26/2017 at 2:06 pm
Oh my! I so feel you my friend. I think I would have peed myself. Gulps. XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
10/26/2017 at 12:57 pm
The scariest movie mom ever did see was, “Hush hush Sweet Charloote.” She’s been looking in the closet before bed every night for 50 years. That’s a log time.
Shoko and Kali….we won’t watch it!
10/26/2017 at 2:06 pm
Oh my goodness! I’m never closing my closet door again. XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 1:28 pm
The Ring (first one) and Paranormal Activity (first one).
10/26/2017 at 2:07 pm
YES!! Great ones… for the scare factor. XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 1:44 pm
Psycho had me not wanting to take a shower for the longest when I was a kid and The Haunting (1963) an old movie I saw on television as a kid that to this day has me not letting my hands be uncovered when in bed.
10/26/2017 at 2:08 pm
Psycho scares me to this day! Especially when I found out that they based Norman Bates character on a real guy – Ed Gein. OMP – piggy down! XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 2:04 pm
If you want very scary, it would be the original Candyman film. You’ll never look in the mirror the same way. Virginia Madsen, who starred in the original, said it was the most scared she’s ever been during the making of the film and afterwards. Adding, she said she slept with the light on for more than a year after making it. In the years since, occasionally, a thought about the film will pop back into her mind and sets off the scares again. Co-star Xander Berkeley played her disbeliefing husband, who became a believer at film’s end. And, co-star Tony Todd played the Candyman. He said he heard of similar tales growing up. Tony also played Kurn, Worf’s brother on ST: TNG and ST: DS9.
The two Candyman sequels were very scary, but nothing surpasses the scare factor of the original film. Best time to watch, during the day. Talking about the film afterwards, best not to say much. It’ll linger with you in the back of your mind.
10/26/2017 at 2:09 pm
Gulps. I think I just wet myself. Thanks my friend. XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 2:16 pm
I am a baby when it comes to horror movies and avoid them like the plague … but as a child I saw BIRDS from Hitchcock as my first ever – and I was soo scared I slept that night in the bed of my little sister …
I saw Dracula (the ones with Christopher Lee) – and sleep with the cover drawn up to my chin never mind how hot the night …
I tried to watch John Carpenter’s The Fog – and never make it past the mortuary scene.
But I liked Phase IV – even though it was scary, it wasn’t gory and it did not work with flash-horror – the whole horrific truth developed slowly.
10/26/2017 at 3:36 pm
You’re like mom – she watches these movies through the fingers across her eyes. What a way to watch huh? Birds is very scary! When mom was in Australia, they went into a giant bird cage and she thought about that movie. Shivers. XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 11:25 pm
Birds has some of those shock-horror moments – when you suddenly see something gory …
10/27/2017 at 8:30 am
YES! I think that is what makes it more frightening. XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 2:25 pm
I would agree with Candyman…that terrified me to tears, but I tell you what else scared me…the original “Nightmare On Elm Street.” I know it must seem pretty tame compared to some films nowadays, but I only ever saw the film once, when I was about 13, and ever since then Freddy Krueger has stalked my nightmares…”One…two…Freddy’s coming for you…three…four…better lock your door..” 😢😢😢😢
10/26/2017 at 3:36 pm
Oh my piggy heavens – you said the phrase. Major gulps!! XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 2:26 pm
Bacon the scariest most frightening movie for me was “The Exorcist”. It was my 1st restricted movie when I turned 18. I thought it would be ‘a laugh’. The Paramedics had to give me oxygen. I will never ever watch that movie again……
I slept with the lights on & on the couch for over 6 months. I wore a cross for over a year & I’m Jewish! LOL….
What was I thinking?
(((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen 🙂
P.S.: I do love “The Shining” & both versions of “IT”!!
10/26/2017 at 3:37 pm
That movie still terrorizes me. And The Shining we really enjoyed. IT mom/dad tried to watch on the plane when traveling to Australia. Maybe that was a bad decision… snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/27/2017 at 12:57 pm
Stuck inn a plane in thee air with Mistur jack sneerin “Here’ss Johnny!!” EEEKKK!!!!
10/30/2017 at 11:06 am
Oh yes. At least they weren’t watching Snakes on a Plane. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
10/26/2017 at 3:22 pm
Those scary movies that have you avoiding mirrors, closets, showers, etc. Plus what is the need to go outside to check the bump in the night or the creepy basement. I thought It and Pet Semetary were scary enough until I watched Signs (I slept with the lights on for a few days). Good Topic of Discussion Today. Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂
10/26/2017 at 3:38 pm
Thanks sweet friend. Signs was scary!! Shivers. And bumps in the night – we just send daddy to check them out. Oinks! XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
10/26/2017 at 4:10 pm
I don’t watch horror movies mostly so for me Jaws is still the one that scares me. Every. single. time. Maybe it’s the music, but I always jump during many of the scariest scenes.
10/26/2017 at 4:47 pm
OMP! I saw somewhere that they were showing the Jaws movie while putting watched on floats in the water. I.can’t.even.imagine. Can you? XOXO – Bacon
Tails Around the Ranch
10/26/2017 at 4:48 pm
Not even! 🦈
10/26/2017 at 5:02 pm
‘Identity’ with John Cusack and Ray Liotta scared me. . .
But I’m easily scared.
10/27/2017 at 8:28 am
You and my mom dear friend. She would love to take a comedy over a scary movie any day. XOXO – Bacon
10/27/2017 at 8:13 am
I liked 1408. For me the books are always scarier because they get inside your head. Misery was one I had to keep putting down every chapter.
10/27/2017 at 8:45 am
Oh my gosh – how could we forget about Misery? XOXO – Bacon
Dennis the Vizsla
10/30/2017 at 1:33 am
hello bacon its dennis the vizsla dog hay i think the dokyoomentry wot spookd my dada the most is the dokyoomentry kalld insidious!!! i think it is abowt a gost naymd sid or sumthing!!! ennyway dada kept jumping so mutch that me and mama got annoyd with him and told him to settel down alreddy silly silly dada!!! ok bye
10/30/2017 at 11:25 am
Oh my friend – I must look this up for my daddy. I wonder how high he can jump. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon