Sunday, September 30, 2007

Things I've Learned from the Willie List

Things I’ve learned thus far from the Willie List nominations:

People who like zombie movies REALLY LIKE zombie movies.

There is at least one other person in the world besides me and my friends who is into Nightmare On Elm St. 3: Dream Warriors.

Everybody has their own pet Friday the 13th sequel.

Some people thought The Village was scary. And Signs. Weird.

Everybody who votes for Jaws (which is a lot of people) feels the need to explain that it is, indeed, a scary movie about a killer shark, not just a big famous Spielberg movie.

There exists in the world a movie called Punishment Park, which is possibly the coolest title I’ve ever heard. (Hmmm, on second thought it doesn’t really beat my old favorite Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things.)

Somebody in the world knows why Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a good movie.


Stacie Ponder said...

I Heart NoES III! Yay!

Neil Sarver said...

Hey! I really like zombie movies... in fact, I'm strangely well known for it, but only have one on my list. It's complicated... partly my one movie per director rule for myself prevented a couple... I also am feeling of late like that guy whose favorite band signed to a major record label and now struggles to continue liking them in a world where they're so popular.

And Dream Warriors is tons of fun. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Part II is an absolutely rippingly fantastic movie! And I'm currently of the belief that The Earth Dies Screaming is the best title out there.

And just in time for October, my choices and some brief thoughts on them at 31 Horror Movies.

Ed Hardy, Jr. said...

The zombie movie comment stemmed from the fact that on most people's lists, if there was one zombie movie (except for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, which got plenty of independent votes) there were like five.

I'm excited that DREAM WARRIORS is getting so much attention. I'm not the biggest fan of Freddy in general, but that flick in particular kicks mucho buttocks.

THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING is another brilliant title I've never heard.

Neil Sarver said...

I realized that even after my defensive reply that I technically have at least three zombie movies on my list. In previous years, prior to becoming that guy, as described above, I would have been sure to list more.

Oh, and my pet Friday is Part II. It wasn't good enough, by any stretch, to make the list, but it's also easily the best.

Thom said...

Yes, another fan of Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things. One more superb horror film title: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave.