Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nominees for Scariest Book and Scariest Film

Serious contenders: Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, The Blair Witch Project, The Exorcist, The Omen, The Shining

Serious contenders: Dracula, Ghost Story, The Haunting of Hill House, The Exorcist, The Mist, The Shining

[Unconventional contenders: Film: The Wizard of Oz; Book: The Federal Budget.]


Cultural Offering said...

Silence of the Lambs scares the hell out of me.

Michael Wade said...

That's a good choice. I thought The Blair Witch Project was pretty powerful.

DarkoV said...

Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy still has me shuddering...
...especially as I prepare to board a flight overseas.
The protagonist, a linguist travelling to a conference, falls asleep on his filgith, exits the plane, and finds himself in a country whose language, location, and possible exits are all foreign to him. The days he spends waking, acclimating himself, and struggling to escape are chillingly brutally mundane and solitary. It is horrifying because it is believably possible to occur.
I won't be sleeping on any trans-Atlantic flights from now on!