Monday, June 7, 2010

Birthday and Horror


Today I'm posting about two movies that couldn't be more different.

I'll start it off on a happy note. Yesterday, in honour of my birthday, I watched Twenty-one Candles, ahem, Sixteen Candles. I've seen it, but ages ago, so I happily watched it again. I only have four words to say about this movie: I love the '80s.

Now today was not so fun. Today's genre was horror. I loathe horror movies. I get nightmares and am paranoid for days. I've virtually seen no horror movies, so I had a lot to choose from. I decided to settle on a classic horror movie: Psycho. Terrifying. As far as movies go, it's well done; the acting is really good, there is a fascinating story, the cinematography is great and the music will raise the hairs on your arms. Who wants to take bets on how long it will take me to fall asleep tonight? This type of horror movie scares me the most. I'm (marginally) less scared by ghosts or zombies or other imagined villains than I am by villains who could be walking by me on the street or running the motel I might stay at on a dark and rainy night. I will now never stay in a motel.

This concludes Movie Week! It was a fun one. I got to see some fantastic films. I'd recommend all of the movies I saw this week.

Next week might be my favorite so far. It's Concert Week, where I'll be seeing a different concert each day. Stay tuned!!

1 comment:

  1. Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins - great acting! The shower scene is skeery ...but the cinematography is stunning in that scene. Good plot too and tres creepy! Glad you got through it okay Melissa. How about a peanut butter sandwich??