Thanks to a not-quite-referral by Major Spoilers EIC Stephen, my fifteen-year-old and I watched ‘Midsommar’ last night and… it was… something.  I’m a fan of the spooky movie and she’s interested in seeing classic horror and scary stuff.  But the experience of Midsommar was unnerving in a way that we haven’t experienced since we watched ‘Hereditary’, the previous movie from the same creator, leading her to immediately go to Youtube for explanations and in-depth analysis, leading us to today’s horrifying query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is a huge fan of the ‘Phantasm’ movies, as flawed and bizarre as they are, askin: What’s your FAVORITE spooky movie, regardless of its quality?


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  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    Spooky is different than scary, I think. Less immediate, more of a mood, or something that sticks with you.

    George Romero’s Martin kind of had that effect on me. I think because it’s a vampire movie that could happen. Sort of. No shocks, just character.

  2. I guess…. I have the weirdest tie in the world entire universe. It’s between Nightmare on Elm Street 2, which was just straight up slasher schlock mixed with the weird humor/irony that plagued the whole series, and Crimson Peak, which was more an exercise in what was really cool looking mixed with Lady Aldley’s Secret. I love those two movies way more than perhaps I should.

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