Sunday, July 26, 2009

THE BEST HORROR MOVIES TO WATCH AT A GIRL'S SLUMBER PARTY.

So I can't be fully masculine and the anti-female all the time, I have a lot of very girly attributes to myself. Other than the whole baton twirling, beauty queen, twatlight hating thing (SEND MORE T-SHIRT DESIGNS), I am a huge fan of slumber parties. Yes, they are exactly what they sound like. A bunch of my friends and myself hiding out in my basement, watching endless supplies of horror films, spilling popcorn, making late night Taco Bell runs, talking about the opposite sex, and yes...there is the ocassional makeover. This list is inspired by the new remake Sorority Row which sadly has Rumer "Potato Head" Willis in it, but does have Carrie "Into the garbage chute, fly boy." Fisher. So it got me thinking of what films we girls do like to watch when we're knee-deep in carbs and eye shadow. I am not going to include the hella obvious ones *cough* FREDDY/JASON/MICHAEL *cough*

SHAUN OF THE DEAD
I regret to inform you that not all of my friends are the horror connoisseurs that I am. So I sort of need to ease my friends into the night of horror films. There really isn't a better way to start off a night of horror fest other than Shaun of the Dead. You can't go wrong with it. It's new enough where they don't think it's crappy, its funny, scary, but absolutely fabulously entertaining. The second they're hooked on it, I can bring out the big guns!

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

It may be much older than SOTD, but this is a gem that most people my age haven't even heard of. It has the college age kick that always draws us in, and this film is so off-the-wall it's impossible not to absolutely love it. Plus, a good chuck of my friends are sorority girls so the Greek Life attribute always appeals quite nicely. It's also impossible to go wrong with anything slasher/zombie/alien invasion...EVER.

FRIGHT NIGHT

Hilarious horror comedy tribute to late night horror hosts, sexy vampire antics, the dude from Herman's Head and the chick from married with children. PLUS, Cornelius from POTA and the vampire is the transvestite from Dog Day Afternoon. What else could you want from a film?! This is a damn good camp classic and I will admit, I can't watch NOTC and NOT watch this one right after it.

PROM NIGHT (1980)

Normally I don't put what years a film came out because It's normally pretty easy to tell just based off of how I describe it, but this one I HAVE to make sure people realize I'm not promoting the shit-show that was the remake starring the scar on Brittany Snow's forehead. (Could they seriously give her forehead another closeup?) I am however an avid supporter of the original. Rolling heads at a high school prom? Awesome.

DANCE OF THE DEAD

We're heading back to the prom for some zombie slaying! There may not be rolling heads, but there's a garage band covering Pat Benetar, the brick channel, zombie sex in the bathroom stall, and some other really awesome junk. It's one of my new guilty pleasures because hey, I'm a sucker for anything teenage or zombie. Not to mention, I have a massive fangirl crush on Randy McDowell.

THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW

Okay, If I'm watching a horror flick with a bunch of Phi Sigma Sigma's, Delta Zeta's, and a few Chi Omega's...what else should we watch? I mean the remake inspired this list so its only fair that I mention the wickedly insane original one. It has a massive Black Christmas feel to it, but you gotta love 80's horror. In all forms.

THE WIZARDS OF GORE

I've found it to be really difficult to convince my friends to watch a super old horror film. However, if I bring up the fact that this is the film that Juno and future baby adopted daddy watch together, they might be more apt to watch the thing. It's a stellar splatter flick and very entertaining. A must see at 3am when you're hopped up on sugar and pizza.


WHEN A STRANGER CALLS
I don't care what country you live in, what language you speak, or what God (or lack of) you follow...if you are above the age of 14 and have a vagina....you've babysat at least ONCE in your lifetime. The first time I saw this film, I actually WAS babysitting. Needless to say I didn't leave the same room as the kids for the rest of the night. Sorry Smith Family, that's the real reason the kids slept on the living room couches...So yeah a sleepover with teenage girls...must include this film.

THE LOST BOYS

Well, studies show that girls in about my age range think that pretty boys who walk the night and call themselves "Vampires" are the new black. So, why not give them what they want...within reason. I refuse to put in Twatlight, so where else am I gonna find a pack of vampy hunksicles to make my friends swoon? Well this one of course. I personally have a mad girlcrush on Keifer in this film, but you can't go wrong with the Coreys.

THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

Okay, did you really think I was going to end this list without including this? You have to be joking me. Remember when you were little and your dad would scare you by saying the ghost would come out on (what's today's date...?) SUNDAY nights only? Well, this is just what you do when you have a sleepover movie marathon. Always to be watched last, and always guaranteed to scare the HELL out of your friends :)

16 comment(s):

Planet of Terror said...

As always, great list. But the pick you included for The Wizard of Gore is actually a scene from Blood Feast.

Chris Mollo said...

This is a fantastic blog! Although I'm not a woman, I still enjoyed this reas tremendously. Great job!

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BJ-C said...

You're right. My original image didn't work so I just threw one up there. Definitely had it labeled wrong! thankyou!

B-Sol said...

What is it about sleepovers that make them such a girl thing. I can remember having sleepovers in high school with guy friends, but the genre of movie we chose to watch...was definitely not horror lol. And we also usually passed out from drinking and destroyed things. In hindsight, I think I like girl sleepovers better...

Ms Harker said...

Very happy you included The Lost Boys, a favourite from my younger days. I also revisited it recently and I think the purple spandex saxophone guy would make for great slumber party giggles! I also have the Keifer love!

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BJ-C said...

bsol-i hope you realize how femme you sound right now lol.

ms. harker-<3 me some keifer...*drools* he may be old enough to be my father but hey, men are like a fine wine...

ps; when are you gonna vlog so we can hear that aussie accent!

B-Sol said...

Hey, if preferring horror movie marathons to getting drunk and watching porn while destroying ceramic family heirlooms makes me femme, I don't wanna be butch! Guess I must be getting older. You know, that whole fine wine thing ;-)

And I second the demand for a MAAC vlog!

Tracy said...

When A Stranger Calls - classic! In high school my friends and I were always calling each other and pretending to be the guy in the house.

And it just wouldn't be Christmas Eve at my sister's if I didn't come into the kitchen while she's cooking and say, "WHY haven't you checked the chicken??"

Jay Amabile said...

I was curious about Dance of the Dead...a lot of people are telling me how fun it is. I need to check it out!

remingtons said...

I'm so glad others have seen "Fright Night". When I was a kid (born in '86) my parents practically fed me 80's horror movies and no one else has seen it.

Have you seen "Monster Squad"?

BJ-C said...

Oh yes!!! Great one.

remingtons said...

By the way, I also didn't see on your blog a mention for The Descent. Great film that came out a few years ago with plenty of gore (which you seem to be a fan of) but also has a damn good story.

I wrote a little blurb on it here:
remingtons.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/ten-you-missed/

If you don't want to read the whole thing, just scroll down to the 8th film with a picture of a woman covered in blood.

BJ-C said...

i've seen it and it is being mentioned soon actually. im doing a thing on eating people lol.

Melissa said...

omg I've been trying to figure out what's wrong with Rumer Willis's face! You're right she does look like a Potato Head!

And that's an awesome list. Night of the Creeps is one of my favourite horror movies ever. And the zombie sex scene in Dance of the Dead rocked.

When I had slumber parties in high school it seemed like the horror movies we watched had to have hot guys in them, seeing as how my friends weren't really into horror. So they pretty much would only watch Final Destination (Devon Sawa)and Joy Ride (Paul Walker) with me.

watch movies said...

Nice list!!! funny if we think about that - "list of horror movies for girls night" - it's actually giving me a drive to organized a night like that with my friends ! thanks! with which movie you recommend to start??

download movies said...

I like this list for slumber parties. This has to be one of the best posts that I have noticed in a really long time. I will positively have to include this as one of my favorites.

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