30 Day Film Challenge/Day 20

Today the challenge is a film that scared me.

I had to go way back on this one. Why, you ask? Well, I am not a big fan of horror, cut ’em up, frightening movies. I found most movies of that genre disturbing rather than frightening. Like, the Exorcist, for example. It was a horrible film to watch and I will never watch it again, but I am not sure I was scared by it. Or Night of the Living Dead. Or Blair Witch. I just do not find them terribly interesting and find they are often filled with senseless bloody scenes. Scare me with your words rather than with my eyes.

One movie I found terribly frightening back in the mid-late 70s I could no longer find any reference to, so I took that as a sign to just keep that one pushed deep into the recesses of my mind.

When we were kids, we watched a lot of horror films, though along with the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. This was the era when all the horror films had the great horror actors. The movie I decided on was a 1953 film starring Vincent Price — “House of Wax”. This was a remake of the 1933 film “Mystery of the Wax Museum”. I thought the movie was in B&W until I started looking further. I guess everything seemed like it was filmed in B&W since we only had a black and white television.

I decided to take on this challenge for July after reading about it from SandmanJazz. Check out his blog and his entry for the twentieth day of the challenge. Maybe even join in!


14 thoughts on “30 Day Film Challenge/Day 20”

  1. I have been a fan of Horror films since I was old enough to get in to watch them, lying about my age when I was 15, three years too young to officially get in to an ‘X’-Film, as they used be called here. But they rarely scared me, as the familiar film stars filmed using obvious special effects and make-up just made them something enjoyably different.
    Then 20 years ago, I went to see a new Japanese horror film that was all the rage, and at the age of 48 I was genuinely scared!
    ‘Ringu’. (Later remade in an American version, as ‘The Ring’. )

    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I used to be so scared of these old horror films nowadays I more scared of dystopian story lines . One that sticks out is Children of Men . Set not too far in the future, most definitely a scenario that could happen.

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