“What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie?”
It would seem that Fall is finally upon us, but better yet October is upon us. No, better yet, Halloween is upon us, and scary movies are synonymous with Halloween tradition. So each day leading up to the end of the month we’re asking our customers, “Whats your favorite scary movie?”. Stop by today, shop our handpicked selection of high quality glass, and tell us about your favorite scary movie and we’ll throw it on the list. Be sure to check out the list later in the month, as it’ll be your guide to your perfect stoney scary movie marathon just in time for Halloween.
- A Nightmare On Elm Street Series (Hellen): Wes Craven’s intelligent premise, combined with the horrifying visual appearance of Freddy Krueger, still causes nightmares to this day.
- Grindhouse (Dave): Grindhouse delivers exhilarating exploitation fare with wit and panache, improving upon its source material with feral intelligence.
- Friday The 13th Series (Barlo): One of the longest-running horror film series began with this gory shocker from director Sean S. Cunningham, who had previously produced Wes Craven’s classic Last House on the Left.
- Halloween Series (Mickey): Scary, suspenseful, and viscerally thrilling, Halloween set the standard for modern horror films.
- The Woman (Dave): Strange, audacious, and aggressive, The Woman is an uneven horror flick that game viewers with a wildly bloody finale.
- Evil Dead – 2013 Remake (Sarah): It may lack the absurd humor that underlined the original, but the new-look Evil Dead compensates with brutal terror, gory scares, and gleefully bloody violence.
- The Devil’s Rejects (Tyler): Zombie has improved as a filmmaker since “House of 1000 Corpses” and will please fans of the genre, but beware — the horror is nasty, relentless, and sadistic.
- The Cabin In The Woods (Derrick): The Cabin in the Woods is an astonishing meta-feat, capable of being funny, strange, and scary — frequently all at the same time.
- Scream (Lindsay): Horror icon Wes Craven’s subversive deconstruction of the genre is sly, witty, and surprisingly effective as a slasher film itself, even if it’s a little too cheeky for some.
- Event Horizon (Joe): A big-budget sci-fi/horror/slasher extravaganza. When the title spacecraft suddenly reappears in Neptune’s orbit seven years after disappearing, its creator embarks upon a rescue mission.
- The Shining (Nicole): Though it deviates from Stephen King’s novel, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a chilling, often baroque journey into madness — exemplified by an unforgettable turn from Jack Nicholson.
- The Last House On The Left (Steve): Wes Craven’s first film was a crude but shocking horror opus that, like George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968), became a grind house hit largely because it went much further than terror films before it had been willing to go.
- Jacob’s Ladder (Greg): A tortured man finds himself caught in a middle-ground between hallucination and reality in this supernatural thriller, scripted by Bruce Joel Rubin of Ghost
- Amityville Horror (Corinne): a newly married couple with three children, who move into their stately, beautiful new house in Amityville, NY –only to discover that the house already has demonic inhabitants.
- Zodiac (Shaun): A quiet, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers with scene after scene of gut-wrenching anxiety based on real events.
- The Saw Series (Chris): Saw is more than nasty enough for genre junkies, but far too twisted, gory, and shallow for more discerning horror fans.
- Leprechaun (Jerry): Friends star Jennifer Aniston made her film debut in this horror story about a psychotic, six-centuries-old leprechaun on a murder spree throughout North Dakota.
- The Human Centipede (Gabe): Grotesque, visceral and hard to (ahem) swallow, this surgical horror doesn’t quite earn its stripes because the gross-outs overwhelm and devalue everything else.
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Grace): Full of pith and Grand Guignol grossness, this macabre musical is perfectly helmed and highly entertaining. Tim Burton masterfully stages the musical in a way that will make you think he has done this many times before.
- Hellraiser (Ashley): An exotic puzzle box serves as a gateway to a nightmarish alternate world in this gory horror film, the directorial debut of popular horror author Clive Barker.
- Would You Rather? (Frank): a 2013 American horror film starring Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs. It is based on the party game “would you rather,” and centers on Snow’s character, Iris, as she attends a dinner party, where she must partake in a life-threatening game to help her sick brother secure a donor.
- The Descent (Mary): Deft direction and strong performances from its all-female cast guide The Descent, a riveting, claustrophobic horror film.
- Insidious (Ben): side from a shaky final act, Insidious is a very scary and very fun haunted house thrill ride.
- The Strangers (King): The Strangers provides a few scares, but offers little else to distinguish itself from other slasher films.
- The Others (Julia): The Others is a spooky thriller that reminds us that a movie doesn’t need expensive special effects to be creepy.
- 28 Days Later (Mike): Kinetically directed by Danny Boyle, 28 Days Later is both a terrifying zombie movie and a sharp political allegory.
- Paranormal Activity (Kristen): Using its low-budget effects and mockumentary method to great result, Paranormal Activity turns a simple haunted house story into 90 minutes of relentless suspense.
- Hostel (Jed): Featuring lots of guts and gore, Hostel is a wildly entertaining corpse-filled journey — assuming one is entertained by corpses, guts, and gore, that is.
- The Woman In Black (Stacy): Traditional to a fault, The Woman in Black foregoes gore for chills — although it may not provide enough of them for viewers attuned to more modern, high-stakes horror.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Cecil): Thanks to a smart script and documentary-style camerawork, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre achieves start-to-finish suspense, making it a classic in low-budget exploitation cinema.
- Child’s Play/Chucky Series (David): Thanks to a voodoo curse, the spirit of a serial killer possesses Chuckie, an innocent-looking child’s doll which proceeds to go on a killing spree.
We really hope you guys enjoy the list & have a very happy halloween!
*Critic’s Consensus courtesy of //www.rottentomatoes.com/