I'm with you. Although I don't get scared, I just think it's gross. I'm more likely to be frightened by psychological thrillers, so scary viewing for me would be "Gaslight" and "Wait Until Dark."
Ooh, Wait Until Dark
is incredibly tense. One year that was Halloween viewing for a college friend and me. And Gaslight
's a favorite.
There are some older spooky classics that I love, like The Uninvited
, The Innocents
, and I Walked With a Zombie
. I also give a big thumbs-up to The Others
, as well as The Awakening
(as much about loneliness as it is about ghosts, but a cracking good ghost movie too), The Eclipse
with Ciaran Hinds--there is one brief gory shot, but it's not actual violence, just the aftermath. The Orphanage
and The Devil's Backbone
are excellent but do have a leetle visual ick, more so in TDB. The 1960s version of The Haunting
is good (although not as good as the book it's based on, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House