That was supposed to be a long, drawn out zombie moan. It looks more like what a cow would sound like. Ah well.
In keeping with my Halloween-themed blog posts of terror, horror, the supernatural, and candy corn, I present a list of my favorite horror movies. Not all involve monsters, and not all are good, but I like them anyway.
Black Sheep – Not the 1996 Chris Farley flick. This is a 2007 New Zealand movie about mutant carnivorous sheep. A bite from one of these sheep turns the victim into a . . . were-sheep. It’s best viewed with friends and a six-pack or three. Spoiler alert: the tree-hugging hippie above is the first of the were-sheep. I think the little mutant lamb on his back is kinda cute.
The Exorcist – Classic. Best watched after midnight with all the lights off and a Ouija board out for atmosphere. (Come on, you can buy them at Toys R Us, how haunted can they be?)
The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity – I lump these together because they kind of have the same plots: recently “discovered” or “released” footage of weird stuff happening to normal people. Bonus points if you watch Blair Witch outside in a tent.
Ginger Snaps – Yes, a werewolf movie is on the list. This one is kooky, involving teenaged sisters who like to stage their bloody deaths. One of them gets bitten by a lycanthrope and grows a tail.
Frailty – A father raises his two boys to believe certain people are demons, and they must be destroyed. Not a monster movie; it’s more of a psychological suspense thriller, but it is creepy.
An American Werewolf in London – The special effects hold up to this day. American hitchhikers wander on the English moors during a full moon. (Never wander on the English moors during a full moon.) Only one survives. Maybe he shouldn’t have.
Zoltan, Hound of Dracula – I saw this on cable many moons ago, when I was young and impressionable. I haven’t seen it since, but it’s stuck with me: vampire Doberman pinscher makes other vampire dogs in his search for Dracula’s descendant.
There are more, like the remake of Dawn of the Dead (fast zombies!) and 28 Days Later (fast zombie-like people who are actually infected with rage and therefore not technically zombies but I have heard this movie referred to as a zombie movie!) and Dog Soldiers (more werewolves! Scottish werewolves!). I could go on and on, and cover Stephen King movies and Pumpkinhead, among others, but this would turn into a really long post. This is the best time of year to watch your favorite scary movies, and maybe take a chance on some unknowns. (Black Sheep!)