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31 Oct 2012

RTW - What's Your Favourite Scary Movie?

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic is:
Halloween! What's your favourite scary book or movie?
Halloween isn't much of a big deal in England.  Sure there's parties and club nights.  We celebrate a little in school.  But it's never as huge as it is in America.  Most of my Halloweens are just spent watching scary films with takeaway.
This year I've been introduced to some amazing books that really got me in the horror mood.  It was incredible to see what amazing horrors were out there and I'm hoping this means a comeback for YA horror.  I answered something similar for Top Ten Tuesday so if you'd like to see my favourite ten horror books, check it out here. :)
As for films these are the ones that truly terrified me when I first watched them: 
1) The Woman in Black
2) Grave Encounters
3) Devil
4) Mirrors
Think me crazy but I'm always on the lookout for truly terrifying books and films.  Any recommendations? =D


  1. Ha! The Woman In Black is on my RTW list today too! Seriously, it's like they went out of their way to include every creetastic thing they could in that one. I liked it, but it definitely freaked me out. :)

  2. I know, right? ^^ Creepy toys and ghost children. That kind of stuff has me keeping the lights on at night!

  3. All four of these movies look WAY too scary for me, lol. I am not even going to watch the trailer for that second one because the still is enough to give me nightmares forever, good lord.

  4. Haha, it's a pretty freaky scene. Distorted ghost faces are always going to make me jumpy. ^^

  5. I haven't seen any of these, I'm not a massive fan of horror movies, but I am dying to see The Woman in Black. I've heard such great things about it.

  6. My husband usually sees the scary movies without me (he has particularly warned me away from the Paranormal Activity movies) but he said I'd like Woman in Black so we'll probably rent it. I like ghost stories and things just not slasher and true horror movies. The Exorcism of Emily Rose still creeps me out since it's based on a true story. The movie is excellent, so I recommend it. Just don't watch it alone at 3 a.m...

  7. Laura, Steph I really recommend The Woman in Black. :) It's a proper creepy ghost story! Really chilling and tense. It strays a bit from the book but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. I'd been waiting for a horror film to really terrify me and this film did the job.

    Steph, thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Ooooh how had I forgotten The Woman in Black?? That's on the must-watch list this year. Some of these other ones seem way too scary for me!

    And don't worry, I'm in the U.S., but scary movies and takeaway is how I'll be celebrating Halloween, too :)

  9. My husband has to get his scary movie fix when I'm out of town. I can only stand them if they have a healthy dose of humor and snark included, like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Zombieland, etc

  10. I haven't seen any of these, but I do want to see The Woman in Black. It's the only one i'm willing to see and only because I've seen the show so know the story. Everything else... it's like I'm allergic to scary!! haha!

  11. I love the novel of The Woman In Black so much I decided not to see the film.

    I'd have to go with The Blair Witch Project. SO good.

  12. I don't do scary movies. Thanks for sharing.

  13. For creepy books, check out 'The Beasties' by William Sleator. It's a MG horror story that left me totally freaked out for days.

  14. The Woman in Black was amazing - I loved both the book and the movie!

    Happy Halloween and Road Trip Wednesday!

  15. I don't go for scary movies, but I do want to see The Woman in Black. I've seen parts of The Devil and it's made me a much bigger fan of the stairs...

  16. Sarah I can't recommend it enough! :) It's fantastic.

    Angelica, I was like that with zombie films at first. Zombies really terrify me and the only way I could watch one to begin with was if it was a comedy as well. Love Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland!

    Samantha, I'd love to see the show as well. I hear it's really terrifying on stage!

    Cole, hell yes to The Blair Witch Project! A lot of people hate but for it's time it was genius and well made.

    MsFairyFreak, no problem!

    Nickie, thanks for the recommendation!

    SL Hennessy, even though the film was a little different I really enjoyed it as well. I'm curious about this sequel they're doing too. Hope you had a terrific Halloween!

    Rachael, it did the same to me. I was going to stop at a cafe before shopping and thought 'hmmm, lift or stairs'. I seriously couldn't stomach the lift after watching that film!