So recently I've been looking for movies that terrified me as a kid.
It was as a kid that I fell in love with horror movies. Films such has House, Hellraiser and my all time favorite Evil Dead 2, were treats that I would watch over and over.
And Predator... I loved that too.
I found these movies more fascinating than scary. Any one who has seen the 1987 House knowns that there is so much to laugh at.
But then there were horror movies that scared the shizz out of me. Amongst the usual Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm street and what not.... there were these other movies that didn't really break the market too good back then.
One movie that always came to mind was a little number whose name I couldn't recall. I remember it scared me silly. It started off with these guys that board a space ship and find a naked chick...this chick then goes on to kill a lot of people.
This made me think that all naked women kill people.
Life Force. I was also glad to hear that the director of the movie was none other than Tobe Hooper, the genius behind another favorite of mine...The Texas Chainsaw massacre.
Life Force started out very good.
It's about this crew of astronauts tailing Halley's Comet. While doing so they discover a ship that seems to be traveling along with the comet. The only sound thing to do in this case is of curse board the ship. After mucking around a bit, they discover this room that has these three 'stasis' pods that look like crystal coffins, and in them are these two guys...and the naked chick that scared me as a child.
Soon this ship looses contact with the people it's meant to be talking to here on earth, so another crew is sent up to investigate.
Other stuff happens and we find out that the naked chick is some sort of Vampire... wait...but not just any vampire: A space Vampire!
I'm not gonna go on to say much else except that this movie was a good watch. It's not amazing, it's not Even Horizon or The Thing. But it was alright. The naked chick is naked through most of the movie... and as an added incentive that seems too good to be true, there are a few zombies thrown around for good measure.
Needless to say the movie wasn't as freaky as I remembered it...and the last emotion that the naked vampire stirred up in me was fear :P
After my encounter with Life Force, I decided to look up some of the other movies that freaked me as a kid. Next up I'll be getting Deadly Friend. I remember when I was a kid, an uncle of mine told me to watch it cause it was 'just like Short Circuit'
I found a write up on the movie here.
O and The Video Dead. Zombies that actually crawl out of your TV...that'll scare the shizz out of any 7 year old.
Another movie that came to mind was Blades... about this killer lawn mower killing kids on a golf course. But I don't think it'll hold out.