Get to know a few of our team members a little bit better as they spill the beans on their scary movie experiences. We’d love to hear yours too! Happy Halloween from everyone at RTV…
Usually I’m the guy that scoffs at scary movies. What’s the point of a scary movie if I’m never scared? The Descent was just the movie I needed to watch as it had me jumping out of my seat within the first 5 minutes. I’m talking serious “I think I’ll avoid cave exploration as a hobby for the rest of my life” kind of scary. If you’re looking for something that’ll actually have you afraid of the dark post-viewing skip the campy, pseudo-scares for a good dose of survival of the fittest featuring Gollum. Seriously.
The Evil Dead Trilogy is my vote because I don’t do scary well. And while the original movie is full-on, by the time you get to the third it’s more comedy than horror! Best also is the alternate ending to the third movie, Army of Darkness where Ash finally gets what he deserves. Hail to the King, baby.’
‘My most terrifying movie experience was watching Stephen King’s IT on Halloween with my best friend when I was 13. Her parents had gone out for the night and we were alone in this creaky old house in the middle of the country. The worst thing was that the VHS (yes, it was that long ago) cut out half way through so we never got to see Pennywise the evil clown get his comeuppance. We were convinced that every single noise was the clown coming to feed on our fears. When her parents got back we were huddled together in the kitchen playing Christmas music! I had to sleep with the light on for years after and I’m still terrified of clowns.’
My scary movie experience was ruined at an early age when my older sister would hide, waiting for a climactic moment, only to pop out and yell ‘boo’, scaring the pants off me! Of course for Halloween I summon up all my courage and do my best to get into the ‘spirit’ of things. You’ll notice me at the movies, I’m the girl screaming out loud (sorry about that) and running for the exit when it all gets a bit too much. I’ve attempted to sit through some of the classics, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Shining, Amityville Horror etc. It counts as watching even if you have your hands over your eyes and the sound muted right?! I’m a giant wimp and I’m not ashamed to admit it – give me Disney’s Cinderella any day (just not Snow White, those dwarves freak me out!).