20 Oct 2015

Top 10 Scary Books/Films (#10)

Top 10 Scary Movies/Books!

This is pretty tough...why oh why did I think it wouldn't be? I am actually scared of scary films and thats because when I was a wee young thing I watched a film, you may of heard of it....

1. Poltergeist

Yes, this movie ruined me for all and any scary movies that may have followed! I think since then the closest I get to scary are thrillers. So I should probably end the list here, right? Well....I did start to read a book once....it was something called...

2. The Exorcist

I am struggling now to remember if I read it and I don't believe I did - ha! I listened to an abridged radio version. I will hold my hands up that I am one of the Radio 3 listeners and you can get some great comedies and dramas on the radio. Being scared to watch the movie of The Exorcist due to its reputation, I opted to listen to the story - maybe it was somehow loosely based on the Exorcist, it wasn't that scary. 

3. Young 80

Now most will know that this is a story that I wrote (under my pen name Marjie Myers) and I am not saying it should be in the Top 10 for that reason or that it is the scariest thing ever, but it is a book and it is scary. Its scary to me to think that when I wrote that story, I was happy and healthy and without Rheumatoid Arthritis and yet 18 months later, I felt trapped in my own body, unable to move. THAT scares me....was it a premonition?

So I still have seven more to mention...and zero films or books from my personal collection to include...so here are seven of the top recommended scary films and TV and maybe just maybe in the next seven months I can read/watch them?

oh wait!

I have seen this....

4. Halloween

I saw this a long time ago and yes it was scary, a fortnight ago I agreed to meet a friend for lunch but wasn't sure which direction she would be coming from and wanted to find out so I could meet her part way, so I messaged her and pressed send...about a second later she said Hi! I yelped and nearly jumped out of my skin and in the process terrified the three passers by who had me screaming in the ear! Joy :) So, anything jumping out is a no-no.

OK, so back to other peoples lists.....

5. The Shining

Starring Jack Nicholson...well i do like his voice...

6. Human Centipede

The very thought of what this movie is about makes me gag so...yeah...nightmares abound...and just...NOOOOO! How can people watch this stuff? **SHUDDER**

7. The Turn of the screw by Henry James

Its on my list to read but i'm such a chicken I am scared by the title! eek! 

8. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft

I've never read the cult phenomenon that is H.P.Lovecraft, maybe I haven't lived, maybe I have! What did you think?

9. Medusa

Now, I have included this although I didn't read it or watch it, we learnt about Medusa when I was about 6 and it gave me NIGHTMARES....and may be the reason that I hate snakes now, I just remember having a horrible Medusa nightmare, then waking p and just being able to see snakes everywhere, all over the bed, all over the floor and all over my sister  (who I shared a room with at the time!). Yeah.....must listen to some disney before bed now.

The last one is a film that I thought that I should watch but I can't get more than 20 minutes through it without it creeping me the hell out...at number ten we have....

10. A clockwork orange

Phew! I survived this list just in time for bed....lights on...teddy bear to snuggle...hot cocoa and sleeping tablets :) Sweet dreams!


  1. Nice list and some different ones than Keebs or mine. :) It makes sense since there are some real classic scary books/movies out there and 10 isn't enough to each taste. I'm sure you could watch Shadow of a Doubt, it doesn't have many of the pop-out-at-you scares at all.

    1. Hmmm...are you telling the truth or trying to trick me?! Lol

  2. Definitely some scary movies/films on that list!

  3. #1 and #2 are too scary! I love The Turn of the Screw but it's really creepy.

  4. I'm with you - I don't do scary.


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