Ask Brent: Scary Movies?

Today’s question comes to us from Maya Sodenbacher (SS: 992-02-1263):


What scary movies should I watch for Halloween?  I know that there’s a list on Netflix or some shit but my cousin’s friend changed the password so I can’t get in anymore.  Any help would be much appreciated.


A very important question, Maya.  Not what I would consider pertinent, but… interesting I guess.

A lot of people recommend “horror” films to people looking to be “scared,” but I feel that such “movies” are “too much” in the “grand scheme of things.”  There are also thrillers, but I’ll leave it to the shitty little roller coasters at my town’s annual “let’s-see-how-much-money-we-can-make-before-someone-files-a-lawsuit” fair in July to thrill me, thank you.

Also, just by the by, did you know that Monica Potter is in Saw?  Dude, she plays the mother of the kid with Aspergers from Parenthood.  Who would’ve thought?  What an interesting casting choice!  Really makes me reconsider all the lessons I learned from her about good parenting…  She totally almost lets her kid get shot in Saw.

But if you’re really looking for something truly scary, let me recommend the following:

  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (scariest film I have seen to this day)
  • Pinocchio (self-explanatory)
  • George Soros’ The Alchemy of Finance (not a movie, but fucking freaky)
  • The Magic School Bus:  Inside Ralphie.

I hope you have an acceptable Halloween.  Just remember that there are real serial killers that actually exist.

All the best,

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