Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Horror movie thread! Don't go to sleep!


I'm interested in hearing about your favorite little-known or obscure horror movies. Tell me as much as you can without totally ruining it, because I do intend to check out any movies I haven't seen.

My entry is SESSION 9 (2001), which different people react to in markedly different ways. A macho guy I work with refuses to watch it again; a younger woman I know who usually likes horror did not think it was suspenseful enough. It spooked me and Mr Daisy bigtime.

SESSION 9 was shot in Danvers State Hospital, once officially known as the State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers, an abandoned psychiatric hospital located in Danvers, Massachusetts. The place is scary enough all by itself, and then you have people poking around in it at night and listening to old psychiatric tapes. (And pray tell, WHY are they doing that???? Don't these people ever WATCH HORROR MOVIES?!? DON'T GO THERE!!!!)

Please add your own, and have a great Halloween!


Listening to: The Cramps - Human Fly
via FoxyTunes


Bryce said...

Jeepers Creepers

karloff said...

I enjoyed Session 9, although I can't usually get behind Carusobot.

The Changeling and The Entity are both grand, although the Changeling is just good old fashion creepy, where as The Entity actually disturbs me at a deeper level.

If you can find a copy of the movie 'Shutter' (I believe its Thai, but had an American dvd release), it's another good ghost story.

AntiBarbie said...

One of the creepiest movies I've seen lately was the possession of emily rose, just because it was based on a real possession and they play the audio tape from the real possession during the movie and it's insane.

Anonymous said...

Daisy - I know you like Tod Browning, but have you seen 'Devil Doll'? Very old movie. - agb

Lisa Harney said...

Pulse (the original Japanese version)

I don't know how scary it is, but I know it's not well-known, and it comes highly recommended - Elizabeth McClung of Screw Bronze says she could only watch 30 minutes at a time during daylight, and her partner lasted for about six minutes.

I'm going to fire this movie up in a couple of hours. Wish me luck.

Pulse is available as streaming video from Netflix.

Renegade Evolution said...

Movie that scared the HELL outta me: Flatliners. Oh, and Jacob's Ladder.

Donna said...

Gruesome but with funny moments, An American Werewolf in London. I also liked Lost Boys for that reason. These others are more like suspense or thrillers than horror, Pacific Heights, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Single White Female. And last, one that I saw years ago and remember being good, while not remembering exactly what it is about, is The Sentinel. It's the one from 1976 or 77, old movie but really good and creepy the way I remember it. I'll have to see if I can get it through Blockbuster!

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Rosa said...

I have to see Session 9 now, after seeing the trailer. I live somewhat near DSH, which is now being converted into condos, or it's already finished. We drive by it occasionally, and I am so regretting not going all the way up the hill to really see it, before they began work on it. I did get to see some of the other buildings on campus, by the bottom of the hill.
Not really scary, but my favorite horror type flick is Rosemary's Baby. Roman Polanski, Mia Farrow, NYC in the 60's, the characters-especially Ruth Gordon. LOve it.

Kat said...

I LOVE Session 9 - it's probably the only horror film that's ever actually made me sleep with the lights on, and I watch a lot of horror.
The original When a Stranger Calls is another one, although the bulk of the film is more of a procedural crime thriller than a horror. The first and last twenty minutes are spellbinding, though.

DaisyDeadhead said...

Thank you all for all the great suggestions!!! :)

PS: If something scares Elizabeth McClung, there is probably no hope for the rest of us!

Amber said...

I *loved* Session 9. Saw it a few years ago after the GDBF and I had taken photos of an abandoned mental hospital. ;)

I also recommend The Others. Excellent - and very scary - film.