I have to say: I am not a fan of scary movies -- the creaky doors, the unnecessary gore. But when I started thinking about some Halloween films to screen at my home, I realized I'd better have some good ones for guests who love a good fright night.
While I can only recall Hannibal as the last film that truly creeped me out, the home and decorating editors provided a frighteningly long list of movies that I should include at any scary movie night.
When he was younger, senior editor Anthony Santelli thought the hockey mask in Friday The 13th was the freakiest thing. But The Shining, Fatal Attraction, and The Silence of the Lambs are the scariest movies he has seen as an adult.
Web editor Kerstin Czarra used to be afraid of Jaws (it's all about the music) when she was younger, but now she loves watching it when it comes on television. As with Anthony, she cited The Shining as a chilling favorite. The book, she says, is even scarier.
Editorial assistant Sara Garrison’s grandfather was in charge of the scouting, set design, and construction of a classic scary movie: The Exorcist. And she doesn't need to Netflix it to revisit it. She sees one of the creepiest sets whenever she visits her grandfather’s house in New Jersey: He brought "the attic" home and placed it over his garage. But her childhood scary movie? Bambi. The scene when Bambi's mom is shot terrified her.
When she was 4, editorial intern Cayla Rasi was afraid of Edward Scissorhands. One time her dad’s best friend dressed up as Edward for a Halloween party, and Cayla freaked out because her dad told her he threw out the movie. Now the movie that haunts her most is The Others.
Editorial Assistant Yvette Gonzales said that nothing has ever really scared her (except for the things that she could concoct in her brain when she was young). But if she had to pick a scary movie that spooks her even a little, it would be The Grudge (well, at least parts of it).
Which movies scare you?