Thursday, October 22, 2009

What Scares Us

I just finished rewatching Salem's Lot. I haven't watched this in years but I distinctly remember this kinda scaring me when I was little. Looking at it now, I have no idea why.

I always thought the "new" vampires were scarier than "the master" since I always thought he was kind of goofy looking and I always got a kick out of seeing where the makeup ended on his neck and hands. But I digress. As far as the newer vampires in the movie. They kind of now look, I don't know... I suppose it's not a good thing when I can see their makeup and know that I could have done a better job at making them look dead or undead. Eh, perhaps it's just me.

But yeah, I've noticed over the years that there isn't much that scares me any more. Well, outside of freaky clowns. Those will always scare the piss out of me. Ever since IT. Damn you Tim Curry! I love him but damn it he was scary as hell as Pennywise. Certain clowns wont scare me. The ones with the makeup actually done well will usually be okay still. The streaky, cracky, blotchy makeup with the big red nose (kind of like Pennywise), however... yeah not so much. Gimme a gooey, half eaten fecked up looking zombie or a nasty-ass vampire any day. If it has any kind of resemblance to Pennywise, however, you can just go ef yourself.

So now I'm watching a decent undead movie, Resident Evil: Apocalypse.


Anonymous said...

I hate clowns. Evil things they are. The clown doll in Poltergeist is the one that did it for me. Pennywise is scary too though!
The only time I get to watch any scary movies is when my fiance is either not home or asleep. He's a big chicken. lol
The Resident Evil movies are fun to watch. I've played the games too. Good stuff. Have you seen Silent Hill?

E. Van Lowe said...

Salem's Lot scared me, too. I was an adult when I saw it so I don't think it'd make THAT big a difference. But the BOOK scared the crap out of me, and maybe that's what I remembered watching the movie.

BeeOhVee said...

Yes, Silent Hill is actually a great flick. The game is fantastic as well. THAT scared me a lot more than the game.

I should say that book, Salem's Lot was actually great. I did love it. That, like most King movies are better as books. At least, that's my opinion. :)