Horror Movie Tag

I love a good horror movie! It’s my favourite movie genre and has been since I saw Gremlins in the early 90s; not that I found it that horrific. Gizmo is cute and the other Gremlins had me laughing out loud. Please tell me I’m not the only one?

Since then my love of horror has grown and I have a growing collection of DVDs and some Blu Rays.

The gem of my collection is my Hellraiser trilogy box set signed by Pinhead actor Doug Bradley. I met him at Collectormaina London along with Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) in 2011. Both are horror movie legends and very down to earth gentlemen. Robert was kind enough to talk in the Freddy voice, this was after my mum told him the voice “freaks her out”. πŸ˜…

With the new Halloween sequel being released this week and to celebrate my love of the genre, I wanted to finish this post with the Horror Movie tag. Which I found over on The Monkey Is In.

Without further ado…

The Horror Movie Tag

1. What is the first horror movie you remember watching?

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, the first horror movie I watched was the creature feature: Gremlins. Which remains one of my favourite horror movies.

2. What is your favourite horror movie?

This is a tough one since I love so many. Besides Gremlins, I love Hellraiser – the original storyline was unique and the cenobites are classic, creepy horror movie monsters. Pinhead has some great one liners and Doug Bradley plays him superbly.

3. What is your favourite horror movie genre?

Based on my previous answers, you may think my favourite horror movie genres are creature features or monster movies, but it’s actually vampire movies.

From John Carpenter’s Vampyres to Underworld and everything in between. I love the mythology behind them and how every movie seems to have a different take on it. Some vampires turn to dust after you stake them (I’m looking at you Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and some need to be staked with silver, rather than wood. There are also some interesting storylines involving lycans (werewolves) and the hunter Van Helsing.

4. What genre scares you the most?

I presume this means sub-genre and I can honestly say only one movie scared me and this was when I was a child. The movie was Sphere which is more of a Sci-fi Horror / Thriller. I’ve watched it countless times since and can’t pinpoint what scared me about it, as it doesn’t now.

I think it was the fear of the unknown that scared me with this movie. Psychological horrors.

5. What is the last horror movie you watched that actually scared you?

As above – Sphere as a child.

6. Who is your ultimate scream queen?

I have to go with either Jamie Leigh Curtis (in Halloween) or Neve Campbell (in the Scream franchise).

7. What’s a concept that you’d like to see in horror?

Originality. I’d like Hollywood to stop remaking every horror movie out there and mix it up with some new ideas. Black Mirror and American Horror Story on Netflix, although tv shows have originality. This is something I’d like to see in horror movies.

8. What is your favourite on screen kill?

There’s something unforgettable about Johnny Depp being sucked through his mattress and blood spewing out of the hole.

9. What’s your favourite horror franchise?

Either Hellraiser or Nightmare on Elm Street.

10. Who’s your favourite horror director?

Either Clive Barker, John Carpenter or Wes Craven.

I tag…

Sarah, Merkitty (Laura), Lianne, Helen, Jordanne, Graham and Britt. But of course everyone is welcome! Please let me know if you do this one so I can read your answers.

To quote Ghostface from Scream…

What’s your favourite scary movie?

29 thoughts on “Horror Movie Tag

  1. Sarah @ Raiin Monkey says:

    This was a great read! I always love learning more about people so I find tag posts awesome. Thanks so much for tagging me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Neve Campbell from Scream is brilliant and I am a big fan of the Hellraiser movies too- you’re right, Pinhead does indeed have a lot of fabulous lines πŸ˜€ I always remember ‘we have such delights to show you’. I quote it a lot when I have something to show someone but most people don’t get the reference XD oops! haha

    By the way, I LOVE your signed puzzle box!! And I agree, the Gremlins is awesome πŸ™‚ – Sarah x

  2. Emily says:

    As a horror fan, this was so much fun to read! I love how many genres and sub-genres there are in horror and how everyone has their favorites and they can differ so much! I myself love the supernatural and psychological genres, but I do enjoy movies out of my genres if the movie itself is really good. I didn’t see Gremlins until I was an adult (I know, SAD!) but I loved it and Gizmo is the cutest! But I agree with you, I think there should be more originality in horror movies. That’s why I love what Jordan Peele is putting out with Get Out and Us.

    This was such a fun post and perfect for this time of year! It was a blast to read!

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

  3. Chloe says:

    Wow, this is so interesting. i love how passionate you are! I haven’t watched a few of these mentioned, so you’ve definitely given me ideas of what to watch this Halloween also!

  4. Rachelle Lewis says:

    Great blog!! I am not a huge horror fan, get too scared but I did see the classics like Halloween, Gremlins, Nightmare on Elm Street. I love your horror movie collection too.

    • Kim says:

      Thanks for your comment Rachelle and sorry for the delay replying. It had ended up in spam. πŸ™
      I do enjoy classic horror. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading.

  5. Tammy says:

    Nightmare on Elm Street scared me as a kid. The first time I watched it was on Halloween and I picked the seat next to the door because I was wanting to hand out candy since we didn’t go trick a treating that night. I remember Freddy was about to kill someone and the moment he grabbed them, someone knocked on the door and I screamed so loud I scared the other kid that was there for candy. Til this day, I won’t watch it.

    • Kim says:

      Oh no! That would scare me to, I think. No wonder you’re not a fan.
      Thanks for your comment Tammy and sorry for the delay replying. It had ended up in spam. πŸ™

    • Kim says:

      Thanks for your comment Kari and sorry for the delay replying. It had ended up in spam. πŸ™ I love tag posts too for the same reason. They’re a great way to get to know other bloggers. The Underworld franchise is great.

  6. Merkitty says:

    Thanks for tagging me. I will let you know if I end up doing this one too. You have such a huge collection of Horror DVDs.. I’m impressed. I do love a good horror, but I struggle to find ones that are actually scary now.

  7. John Quinn says:

    Excellent work. I think I’m like you, there’s no such thing as a horror movie that isn’t worth watching. Mind you I didn’t find sphere that scary. That signed box of Hellraiser sounds like a real treasure, pinhead was one of those characters that so freaked me out when young. Thanks for sharing

    • Kim says:

      I was about 5 when I watched Sphere, πŸ˜… and I really have no idea why it scared me. It doesn’t now! Thanks for your comment.

  8. Alanna says:

    I love a horror movie but only if my boyfriend is with me so I can use him as a shield πŸ˜‚ I loved this tag! I may have to do this one myself.

    • Kim says:

      Haha, I’m the opposite and they usually use me as a shield. Lol! Let me know if you do this one so I can read your answers. πŸ™‚

  9. Peanuts & Cacahuetes says:

    I’m not a fan of horror movies haha I got traumatized ny a movie I watched when I was younger (I think it was called the mirror). It was a movie about people’s reflections un the mirror killing them and of course, reverything is reflective! The back of a spoon, a shopwindow, a car, etc… so basically no way to escape xD
    Since then I would watch any by myself! XD
    Unless it’s not too scary or too realistic πŸ˜›
    But no psychological horror movie for sure! 😱😱😱


    • Kim says:

      I don’t think I’ve seen that movie! It reminds me of Nightmare on Elm Street in a way, as the characters in that movie have no means of escape either. I’ll see if I can track it down on Netflix or Sky Movies. Thanks you for your comment. πŸ™‚

  10. Ruth says:

    I’m not a fan of horror (too much of a wimp) but I enjoyed reading your answers! I also agree with your point about originality in general when it comes to films lately – there seems to be a lot of remakes and I want to see new ideas.

    • Kim says:

      I agree, originality could be something all of Hollywood did more of. Rather than remake after remake! Thanks for your comment Ruth.

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