movies off the top of my head that i thought were scary and also good movies: the others, the ring, identity, the sixth sense. does cloverfield count? pet sematary scared the shit out of me even tho i don't necessarily think it was a "good" movie. thirteen ghosts was kind of terrible but i thought the ghosts in it were scary as fuck. i loved interview with the vampire, but i don't remember ever finding it scary at all. and i was wildly underwhelmed by the blair witch project - i loved the concept but hated the execution. i thought psycho was a terrific movie, but it didn't strike me as all that scary, idk.
and of course, these two, so let's have a poll about them.
so, the point of this ramble: what are scary movies that are also good movies in their own right?
[i couldn't figure out what icon to use, so i went with rahm because nothing has ever scared him.]
entry of assorted assortedness:
thank you all for the sympathy on the death of my poor iphone! i'm happy to report that i picked up a replacement yesterday, and all is once again right with the world.
speaking of all being right with the world, rumors abound that david f. cook is once again single. i would never ever wish unhappiness on him, so if he's hurting i'm sorry, but, y'know...YAY!!! my lack of affection for his [former?] ladyfriend is well-documented. now, someone send kelly clarkson to console him! ;)
scott and i saw synecdoche, new york (it's pronounced sin-eck-duh-key for other people like me who had no idea) the other night. i've always loved charlie kaufman (adaptation is one of my all-time favorite films, and being john malkovich and eternal sunshine of the spotless mind are also both high on my list) and as usual, he's written a movie that presents fairly simple truths in ways that are somewhat incomprehensible but, i think, ultimately rewarding. it was depressing in parts, and probably longer than necessary, but there were lots of parts that made my chest ache in that 'yes, that, exactly that!' kind of way. and phillip seymour hoffman is always perfect. ♥
buffy update: up to about 4.05 now, i believe. i always heard people bitching about riley but idk, i like him well enough so far. i miss angel but i assume he'll be back soon enough. oz continues to be my very favorite, but he just left and i sobbed like a sobbing thing. i know he still has some eps left tho, so i will eagerly await his return. i also kind of miss cordy - is she gone now? i wanted to hate anya but she had me in hysterics in her bunny costume and i kind of love her now. why do i have such a huge crush on giles? i feel very weird about it. xander and i need to be bff. ilhim. the mayor was a fucking awesome big bad. faith is dead to me; i know she'll come back and get redeemed or whatever but i'm pissed for what she tried to do to angel. ugh. spike is fun; i see why everyone loves him. i miss dru (sorry, lara)! spike & harmony were hilarious, tho.[/stream of consciousness]
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in unrelated news: IT WON'T STOP SNOWING OMFG DNW
in happier unrelated news: i deleted a ton of my icons last night (i currently have 32 slots open!), uploaded a few new ones, and redid all my keywords. fun times.
in just lovely news: MY LIVEJOURNAL IS FIVE YEARS OLD TODAY, GUYS. I AM POSTING THIS FIVE YEARS, TO THE MINUTE, AFTER MY FIRST-EVER LJ ENTRY! ♥
aaaaaand a gift, because if you don't have this in your life, YOU NEED IT, TRUST ME: fall out boy - honey is for bees. it's a lullaby and it's my happy place. you want this, i promise.
Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
-breakfast at tiffany's
second, in happier news, allow me to be the 700th person on your flist to post this photo.
brendon urie, how is that even your face?
third, i have salsa and guacamole, but no chips, so i am breaking taco shells into pieces for dipping. /o\
hypnotic, isn't it? *stares*
i loved this passage from the book. the narration is in first-person plural, from the point-of-view of a group of teenage boys who are basically infatuated with the sisters at the story's center. they wound up with the youngest sister's diary, and upon reading it:
we felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. we knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn't fathom them at all. we knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job merely was to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.
i (FINALLY) saw iron man today! errr, yesterday. it was just as rad as promised. i thought it dragged in a couple of places, but i still thoroughly enjoyed it, and RDJ is quite the hotass.
VEGAS IN LIKE TWO DAYS OMGWTF!!!! i am so, so unprepared for this trip, holy christ. i desperately need to bring in my laundry tomorrow. (yes, i drop off my laundry at the laundromat; i like to pretend i have money. it's how i roll.) and also, i really need to go shopping. all of my jeans either fit awkwardly or are falling the fuck apart. this is a problem. :/
it is still 90000 degrees. do not want. D:
***obligatory david cook content***
this is so stupidly cute.
it makes me go :D :D :D
this entry has been utterly pointless. oops! XD
1. Pick 15 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.
( quotage. )
taylor kitsch is playing gambit in the wolverine origin movies! \o/ i know next-to-nothing about any of this shit, but i hear he has a hot accent, and anything that involves taylor being all ginormous on a movie screen and getting more famous is A++++++ in my book. (also, i don't care about twilight very much at all, but i always pictured taylor as edward. kitsch >>>> pattinson, sry2say.)
clip of josiah bb on ellen! it's not the whole segment; i'll post the full thing once it's on youtube, but this does have a bit of the interview and his performance. he did an amazing job. ♥
IDOL starts tonight for realsies, y'all! team jason castro and/or colton! (i am determined to vote for my favorite unpimped boy tonight!)