πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 11 & 12 πŸŽƒ

What’s this all about? See the first post.

Day 11 – Your favorite science fiction horror film

I’m not a super fan of Lovecraftian cosmic horror, but if there is any place in which it’s especially appropriate, it’s the actual cosmos. Space is scary. Let’s leave out what things we might share the universe with. Instead, there is the threat of catastrophe, the internal demons a person might bring, and unimaginable forces that might twist perception. Event Horizon (1997) perfectly embodies this (but see also Danny Boyle’s Sunshine (2007) and the quite a few Doctor Who episodes).Β  Solid cast and setting only bested by Alien3.

Day 12 – Your favorite horror film involving the occult

The Wicker Man (1973) is another movie whose reputation far preceded it and another movie I watched the first time via pretty crappy early internet streaming. Unlike The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, I was immediately impressed with The Wicker Man. I consider myself a fairly sophisticated movie-watcher, but like Sergeant Howie, I had no idea what turn the story was taking other than the islanders were definitely up to something. I can’t think of too many movies that provide such a feeling of suffocating otherness. (Side note: this might be the only film on my list with Christopher Lee!)

 

One thought on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 11 & 12 πŸŽƒ

  1. Both movies I love! Event Horizon was definitely different. Pretty scary when I saw it at the theater when it first came out. Even after all these years, the scares still hold up. Space is just damn scary anyway, while also infinitely fascinating.

    The Wicker Man has always been a favorite. There’s that subgenre I love once again…folk horror, and this film is considered one which sparked the genre. I read the book, which I guess you could say is a novelization (I never read them, as a rule), but I read that the author, who was also the film maker, was writing it before and during filming. I thought the book went more into detail. No less horrifying though. That ending. Classic.

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