Let’s watch some trailers!

For past blog posts on horror movies, choose “horror” from the tag cloud at the bottom of this page.

Greg & Ilana recommend:

SCREAM

• Scream • Scream 2 • Scream 3 • Scream 4

 

 

URBAN LEGEND

 

• Urban Legend (which awesomely features Robert Englund, best known as the actor who plays Freddy in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) • Urban Legends: Final Cut • Urban Legends: Bloody Mary

 

 

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (Featuring a guy with a hook!)

I Know What You Did Last Summer • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer • I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

 

 

Lauren recommends some scarier movies:

FINAL DESTINATION

• Final Destination 1 • Final Destination 2 • Final Destination 3 • Final Destination 4 • Final Destination 5

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN

• Halloween (1978 version) • Halloween II • Halloween III: Season of the Witch • Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers • Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers • Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later • Halloween: Resurrection • Halloween (Rob Zombie’s 2007 version) • H2 (Rob Zombie’s 2009 sequel)

The Hook Man

One of the original iterations of the Hookman urban legend involved a teen couple who park on a deserted lane to make-out, and then hear a report on the radio of a serial killer on the loose with a hook for a hand. The boy wants to get to 3rd base (or further), but the girl is scared and wants to go home, so they do. Once they get there, the boy discoveres that a hook and bloody stump are attached to the door handle on the girl’s side of the car. Creepy!

Traditionally, the hookman story is a cautionary tale about the dangers of teenage sexuality — if the girl had acquiesced to the boy’s lusty peer pressure, they would’ve surely been killed. Furthermore, it’s up to the girl to protect her virginity, and thus, her life.

The Crying Baby Lure

“She keeps sending me all these crazy emails about how kidnappers kidnap you by playing tapes of babies so you’ll be like, “oh, a baby” and …”

Our favorite urban-legend-debunking website, Snopes.com, takes on the Crying Baby Lure. It’s a pretty awesome entry, and worth reading. Sadly, Snopes doesn’t let one cut and paste text, so you’ll have to click this link to check out the details. Here’s a portion of the false claim that circulated by email:
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“Joan just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last and she called the police b/c it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her “whatever you do, do NOT open that door.” …He told her that they think the serial killer has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. …Please pass this on and do open the door for a crying baby.”