Just In Time For Halloween: The Horror Movie Every State In New England Is Obsessed With
Halloween is only a few days away. It's the time of year that Hollywood can put out a horror movie and almost guarantee it's going to do really well. Case in point...the latest edition of Halloween was number one at the box office over the weekend.
Sure it helps that the original Scream Queen, Jamie Lee Curtis is back in the lead role. But the fact that the actual holiday is next week doesn't hurt either.
Of course there's the annual debate around my house about which horror movie is the scariest. My vote is the same as it is every year since I turned 13 years old and defied my mom by sneaking down stairs late one October night to watch The Exorcist while the rest of the family was sound asleep. I've never been the same since.
Lots of people have different ideas about what makes a great horror movie. A lot depends on when and where you grew up. So what are the horror movies folks in New England are obsessed with?
Well, A website called Streaming Observer looked into it, and here's what they came up with. First of all, we New Englanders aren't really that interested in watching scary movies. And those that do like them...their choices are a lot different than what I expected. Take a look...
Maine: The Host. I've never even heard of this one. A quick check of Google, I found this synopsis...."Earth has been colonized by the Souls, an alien race that wipes out the minds of humans and turns their bodies into hosts for interstellar travelers. Most of mankind has been eradicated, but some, like Melanie and her family, have survived and are hiding. Melanie is captured by a Seeker and has a Soul named Wanderer implanted in her body, but she refuses to relinquish control. When Wanderer betrays her people to save Melanie, the Seeker sets out in relentless pursuit."
Despite coming out only five years ago, I don't know any of the actors. But it get's a 7/10 on IMDB and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93%. So it might be worth checking out.
Massachusetts: The Silence of the Lambs. You can't argue with this choice. Absolutely one of the scariest movies ever. Anthony Hopkins was downright terrifying as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. And everyone loved Jodie Foster as FBI Agent Clarice Starling.
New Hampshire: Invasion of the Body Snatchers. There are a couple of versions of this movie. The original film came out in 1956. It's every bit as campy and low tech as you can imagine. However, there's something endearing about it that I love. Plus I'm a sucker for an old B & W.
The second version was released 22 years later. And although still campy, and sporting a good cast; Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, and Brooke Adams...I kind of miss the innocence of the original.
Vermont: The Exorcist. Need I say more? As I said earlier...scariest movie. Ever!