Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 10 "favorite psychological horror movie" of the 30 day challenge

Sisters
Favorite psychological horror movie? Hmmmm...... This is a tough sub-genre. Not a ton of films to choose from in this sub-genre. Some big standouts in this sub-genre though. Every film ever made is psychological in some way, but this post refers to a horror movie exploring the dark confines of a person's mind. I have a snaking suspension we're going to see a lot of picks for the film Hard Candy or maybe even They Live from John Carpenter cause when you think about it, at the root of the film is a psychological aspect. All worthy picks, but my vote goes to.....

Sisters (1973 version) from Brain De Palma. This was one of De Palma's first attempts at something Hitchcock like and boy does he ever succeed. The film has such an energy to it that it keeps viewers high strung in utter suspense of what's going to happen next or what new development is going to unfold. A brilliant music score helps to heighten the suspense, the unease, and the overall sense of panic and disorientation throughout. At the heart of the film, is an examination into the mindset of a very troubled character which leads to a disturbing finale and an unforgettable plot twist. Sisters may have been one of De Palma's first films, but it's also one of his finest efforts. A must see.

So which film would you have picked? ....to take part, the rules are below, or you can check out the Facebook fan page and interact with everyone else that's taking part by visiting: 

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Or feel free to start your own blog posts on your site! (You can start on day one or you can feel free to join me on day we are currently at). Or just feel free to leave us a little comment so we know which film made the cut for you! The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can't pick the same horror film more then once. So once you pick say The Exorcist for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can't repick it again for any other day what so ever including favorite horror film. And for once, I am opening up the comments section so that, yes, you can comment each day along with me on your favorite picks! So let's get to it! This is the 30 Day Horror Film Challenge!
Day 01 - A horror film that no one would expect you to love, but you do
Day 02 - The horror film that you relate most to
Day 03 - Your favorite slasher
Day 04 - Your favorite werewolf film
Day 05 - Your favorite monster movie
Day 06 - Your favorite vampire movie
Day 07 - Your favorite supernatural horror film
Day 08 - Your favorite anthology
Day 09 - Your favorite exploitation / grind house type film
Day 10 - Your favorite psychological horror film
Day 11 - Your favorite science fiction horror film
Day 12 - Your favorite horror film involving the occult
Day 13 - Your favorite horror comedy
Day 14 - Your favorite zombie film
Day 15 - Your favorite horror film involving serial killers
Day 16 - Your favorite childhood themed horror film
Day 17 - Your favorite horror film remake
Day 18 - Your favorite foreign horror film (outside of your country of origin) Day 19 - Your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell or Satanism
Day 20 - Your favorite horror film involving a killer animal
Day 21 - Your favorite medical horror film
Day 22 - Your favorite horror themed TV show
Day 23 - Your favorite made for TV horror film
Day 24 - Horror film in which you prefer the edited version over the director's cut
Day 25 - A horror film that you used to hate, but now like
Day 26 - Your favorite horror film to watch as a child
Day 27 - Your favorite guilty pleasure
Day 28 - Your favorite horror film that no one's ever heard of
Day 29 - Your least favorite horror film of all time
Day 30 - Your favorite horror film of all time

2 comments:

Kate said...

Mine was Frailty. I love it!

Dave Ramsey said...

I am working on producing a psychological horror film. Any advice on getting investors and or funds raised on kick stater etc. this is what we've put together so far. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/locked/locked
its just a simple teaser that we filmed just to have something to show.