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In Honor of Johnny Depp

So its almost Halloween. In honor of it, I thought it’d be fun to make a list of some of the best “scary” movies of all times. If you agree or disagree, let me know. Add your own in the COMMENT section.

1. Evil Dead

   I tried to avoid it, but I couldn’t. One of the greatest movies of all times. The mixture of slapstick comedy and horrifying hand walking will bring any movie-goer to their knees, although the reasons will be different for everyone. Sam Raimi’s greatest movie….Well, it’s better than Spider-man 3. Starring Bruce Campbell, this film did so “well” that he made sequels. The band Showbread has even written an entire song about the trilogy.

Hail to the King, Baby.

2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

   The Grandfather of the Zombie, George A. Romero, directed this amazing movie. The remake has nothing on the original. I mean, how could it get better than slow, pasty zombies who enjoy their meals, rather than the gluttonous zombies in the remake? The slow, gimp-y zombies in this movie are much more believable (haha) than the Olympic-worthy zombies in current zombie movies.

Mr.Romero, Come to My Wedding

3. The Crazies (2010)

Yes, notice that I put the remake. Sorry, George, but your original Crazies didn’t do it for me. (The only case an original Romero movie has disappointed me). This movie, starring Timothy Olyphant and the guy from Across the Universe was interesting. Basically the movie is about a virus that sweeps across the town, infecting everyone. The story implies, however, that this is a government virus that got out of control. Sounds pretty basic, but the execution was done well. Watch it.

Maxwell, without the accent.

Apparently, I’m a horrible movie critic because I’m too lazy to do more. But basically, I wouldn’t put any Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, OR Jason movies on here. Sorry, not a fan. Those aren’t fun. =) I would put the original Night of the Living Dead (the black and white one) and, don’t kill me, The Number 23. Maybe The Box, too.

Thanks.

-Zack