My Horror Collection: I
The Innkeepers (Ti West, 2011)
This is easily one of my favorite haunted house/haunting movies, but it is a slow-burn, so not for everybody. I will say it does crank the fear up past eleven after all the slow-burn, so it’s worth the wait for me! But I love a good slow-burn, though.
Insidious (James Wan, 2010)
Of course, I must, at least, own the first one. I eventually plan on adding the others to my collection. As far as the Insidious franchise goes, I really don’t dislike them as much as some others do … even the fourth one and I know a lot of people hated that movie. I just have such a soft spot for Lin Shaye as well as Leigh Whannell and James Wan!
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)
I originally purchased this for my horror movie class at NU, but it’s now a welcome part of my collection. I enjoyed this movie, there’s a lot that can be discussed if you look at it in comparison to when the film was made. Plus, Carolyn Jones has a small role in this and I love her … even if she is nearly unrecognizable with her blonde hair and “normal” clothes.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978)
I received this in a HorrorPack and I still have not watched it, although I will admit to using the gif from that iconic final scene with Donald Sutherland many times. I know, I am a fraud!
The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)
My second favorite Universal monster movie … does the invisible man count as a monster? I mean, he is just a man, after all. Anyways, the special effects in this movie amazingly hold up, despite how old it is, which is a testament to the special effects team. Seriously. These effects put some of the stuff I’ve seen in the last decade to shame!
In the House of Flies (Gabriel Carrer, 2012)
Another Horror Pack movie that I haven’t seen. Although, every time I see this DVD on my shelf, I’m so intrigued to pick it up and watch it. If any of you out there have seen In the House of Flies, please let me know what you think and if it is worth the watch!
I Saw the Devil (Kim Jee Woon, 2010)
THIS MOVIE!!! UGH!!! I love this movie so FREAKING MUCH! I generally get pretty excited about S. Korean horror anyway, but this movie is quite nearly a perfect film. It’s more of a true crime horror than anything, but like most S. Korean productions, it will make you feel ALL OF THE EMOTIONS. Every time I watch it, I love it more and more!
I Spit on Your Grave (Meir Zarchi, 1978)
Ah, the ever controversial I Spit on Your Grave. I bought this to review because I think at the time when I wanted to review it, I couldn’t rent it anywhere. Not that I didn’t want it in my collection at some point, it’s definitely a classic and has influenced so many other movies that have come after it.
IT (Tommy Lee Wallace, 1990)
A classic! Need I explain more? I’ll link my rather embarrassing review from when I watch this for the first time. I didn’t realize it was a miniseries and that the DVD was a double-sided one. So, I watched the first half which [GIANT SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN’T SEEN THIS OR HAVE READ THE BOOK] ends with adult Stan committing suicide. For a good half of a day, I thought that was it and I had no clue why anyone loved that series so much…and then I figured it out and have since read the book!
It Waits (Stephen R. Monroe, 2005)
This is a piece of garbage, please do not bother. I watch it to review it and it was so bad, I didn’t even want to make a video on it.