17 Scariest Horror Movies of the Past 50 Years – AARP Bulletin

17 Scariest Horror Movies of the Past 50 Years, Scary Horror Movie Moments – AARP.

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, but I just haven’t been getting into it lately. In 2013 I was waiting for my new sofa to be delivered so I limited myself as to what to put out and decorate (you know the damage delivery people can do).

This year (2014) I started to put stuff out but I just didn’t “feel” it. One of my orange and black bins is still sitting on my kitchen floor – untouched and at work I have a minimal decoration outside my cube. I feel like … a failure.

It hasn’t stopped me from watching and rewatching some of my favorite horror movies and special programs, though I haven’t seen the replay of that “50 Scariest Movies” or whatever it is.

I came across this list on my AARP Bulletin this morning and found it interesting because there are some more up-to-date movies on it and since I do write for baby boomers I thought you might find it interesting, too.

Some movies that I would add to it (and I’m taking the lead from my friend Karen Ruud, because she’s up on current horror movies):

MovieThe Conjuring: Paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. There’s a sequel in the works. The Warrens are real paranormal investigators.

Sinister: A true-crime writer (Ethan Hawke) finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

8MM: A private investigator (Nicholas Cage) is hired to discover if a “snuff film” is authentic or not. Joaquin Phoenix is superb in this movie.

The Descent: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Trick 'r TreatTrick ‘r Treat: Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband. This film is very clever and well done. One I watch every Halloween season along with the Jeepers Creepers films (I and II).

 

Check Into Bates Motel on Saturday

Get caught up on Bates Motel tomorrow when they show the first four episodes starting at 7pm CT on A&E. A new episode premieres on Monday 8pm/7pm ET/CT.

Freddie Highmore is phenomenal in the role of Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga may play his mother Norma, but don’t expect her to be dead and in the root cellar anytime soon.

The word is out that A&E has ordered ten new episodes for Season 2 slated to premiere in 2014.

That’s even more reason to get caught up on Season 1 and stay current to the bitter end.

There’s a cool Graphic Novel download through iTunes that accompanies Bates Motel that can be read through iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (must be read on an iOS device).

The web site is so incredibly interactive (see graphic) it’s like something you’d see for a movie (you can have loads of fun there (and earn stickers from GetGlue).