Playing favorites… horror movie edition

movies, playing favorites February 18, 2014

Playing favorites is a new topic I’m going to try here. If you’re reading, please play along! Leave your favorites in the comments or drop by my Facebook page to let me know. I love to discover new books, movies, and ways of entertaining myself through sick and twisted storytelling!

So… here’s the horror movie edition of “playing favorites.”

You know those nights when you’re done with all the “stuff,” or you just make the decision to be done for now, and the kids are in bed, and the corgis are snoring… or however those evenings go in your house, and all of this has happened in anticipation of a tiny bit of down time and your favorite movie?

I love those nights. Often, though, I don’t use those nights to go back to my favorites, but rather watch something new, preferably obscure and maybe indie so I can review it and share it with everyone. I’ve got a few reviews in the queue I’m looking forward to sharing.

But sometimes I do relent, most often if I’m by myself and I can watch something to just chill. My husband is usually amused by my relaxing movies choices, because they’re something like Jaws, [Rec], Evil Dead (either version) or… my favorite… Saw.

The original movie is my favorite of the franchise. Cary Elwes is one of my favorite actors and he does a great job in the bathroom. Tobin Bell makes a creepy Jigsaw. The traps are clever and his motive is clear… appreciate what you’ve got or lose it. I’ve enjoyed all the movies in the franchise, but the first remains my personal favorite.

I’ve also enjoyed a few related movies, spin-offs like Panic Button.

What’s you favorite movie to relax with, horror or not?

I heart Jigsaw.

I heart Jigsaw.

Comments 3

  1. MizLit says on February 19, 2014

    I like my horror on the cheesy side: “The Lair of the White Worm,” “American Psycho,” “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (on the serious side, “Stoker” is brilliant and my new favorite)

    • Nikki says on February 19, 2014

      YESYESYES!!! AMERICAN PSYCHO is so wonderful! Love it! TUCKER & DALE is in my permanent rotation (COLLEGE KIDS!!!). I have not seen LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM and will now be checking it out. I could never get into BUFFY. I’m not sure why…

  2. Charlie Krone says on February 19, 2014

    I lean toward science fiction with my horror. Alien or Aliens – take your choice – are not only a solid even-though-I-know-the-ending-I’ll-still-be-surprised pair of movies, but required indoctrination for my children as they come of Age.

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