20 Artists Share Their Favorite Horror Movies
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It’s that time of year again when horror films truly shine. We asked 20 artists to share their favorites, and you can let us know yours in the comment box below.
13. Madi Diaz
Favorite Horror Movie:
Sometimes They Come Back
When did you first experience the movie?
I was sleeping over at my friend Maureen’s house when I was six or seven and we weren’t supposed to be watching TV but…it was a sleepover. of course we snuck out and watched TV.
What’s the scariest scene in the movie?
The scene that i can remember the most clearly is when the main character walks into an old barn and there’s a girl hanging from the rafters of the barn with her tongue hanging out of her mouth. wearing a plaid shirt. So ’90s.
Are there any personal fears that resonate with you in this movie?
Being haunted by a dead younger brother is definitely totally creepy. Any child in a horror movie. The image stays with me way longer than I’d ever want it to.
Why is this better than any other horror movie out there?
It’s definitely not better or scarier than most horror movies but if you’re seven it’ll haunt you for the rest of your life. Which i guess means that it’s doing it’s job…if you’re seven.
14. Moselle Spiller (Crushed Out)
Favorite Horror Movie:
As a kid my parents limited My exposure to TV and popular movies, I think I first started watching MTV in eigth grade. My mother would bring home movies from the public library like Anne of Green Gables and National Velvet
The first horror movie that I recall being seriously affected by would be Alien with Sigourney Weaver. I was about 11 years old in 1995 when I watched it on TV at a slumber party with other little girls, complete with all the ads coming in right before the best parts.
The scariest, most powerful scene for me is the stalking of Ridley by the Alien creature in the spaceship’s industrial hallways, mostly due to the incredible sound effects. Sounds of claws on metal and dripping fluids, they were organic yet industrial. I have a fear of being trapped in an industrial machine world, and a spaceship would be one of them. I also don’t like insects and the Alien is very insect-like.
For me this is still scarier than present day horror due to the late ‘70s puppetry and lack of CGI. There is an organic sculptural art to the Alien’s horrible head and its body movements that can’t be captured with computer renderings. For me its sort of like recording analog or digital, I like the analog whenever possible.