FILMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW I’M NEVER GOING TO SEE
GOREGIRL over at GOREGIRL’S DUNGEON is going to be sooo disappointed in me!
So, as a movie blogger and general film fan, I take great pride in seeing every single film I can get my hands on. No matter how much I don’t want to. You listening Twilight? Damn you for hooking me on your franchise! I see the good, the really bad and the down right ugly. One of my favorite genres over the years has become Horror. I love me a good scare. However, there are 3 films out there I just can’t pull the trigger on. I thought I’d share them with you today.
I should say, before we begin, that this list used to feature 4 films and included Takashi Miike’s Audition (shown above). I had heard the audio for the ending of the film and found it quite disturbing. However, at a friend’s suggestion (talking to you Bruce Wayne), I watched the film and it wasn’t that bad. So maybe “NEVER” is too strong a word but for now I’m sticking with it because these films honestly scare the shit out of me!
Call me a pussy! Call me a coward! Call me what you you will… just don’t call me a liar because here are the 3 films that I’m honestly never going to see. In order:
3. THE EXORCIST.
Don’t stop reading! They get better. I’m sure I’ll get crap for this one but the fact is I think my upbringing in Christianity is the reason for this one. I’m not religious anymore but some stuff stays engrained in you. When it comes to ghosts, goblins and monsters, I’m fine… but, because of my upbringing, I try to avoid demons at all costs. Not to say I haven’t seen quite a few films that feature them. However this one just creeps me out. I realize it does seem a little lame since the film was nominated for an Oscar but I just can’t budge on this one. I will say that it did only come in at #3 because I did start the film once but had to turn it off before getting half way through.
2. LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (Original Version).
I use the term “NEVER” lightly because I could see myself watching this one day in a moment of sheer stupidity. I’ve seen the remake and wasn’t a fan. What can I say? I’m not a fan of rape in films. Wait… come to think of it, I’m not a fan of rape in general. And the violence seemed to be there for the sake of violence which is not what attracts me to Horror Films. The reason I found the original so uber-disturbing is the time period in which it was made and the low budget give it a sense of reality that disturbs me on a primal level.
1. CANIBAL HOLOCAUST.
This one gives me the mother of all eeby-jeebies! For those of you that haven’t heard of this film, here’s the premise:
A group of documentary filmmakers go into a village of Cannibals to shoot a film about them. You can imagine where things go from there.
Since I first heard of it, this film has been the Holy Grail to the Horror lover inside of me. Sadly, I just can’t do it for 3 reasons (OOH! I feel a list within a list coming!)… here they are:
1. The film is shot in such a way, from everything I’ve seen, that it looks too real. Bordering on a snuff film!
2. It features the real killing of real animals.
3. This film came to be known because the director was put on trial in his home country and forced to produce one of the actresses from the film in court. Her death scene in the film was so realistic that they tried to convict him of Murder and he was forced to prove his own innocence… YEAH! I KNOW! So, I’m out… but, if you want to, have at it!
That’s it for now, Creeps.
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