The Horror Movie Tag

The Horror Movie Tag - an image of a ghostly hand

I know, I know.. it’s another tag. This time it’s The Horror Movie Tag. I’m so sorry if you’re all getting sick of these tags by now, because I have been doing a lot of them.

This one is relevant with Halloween coming up, so I had to post it now. It wouldn’t make much sense to post after Halloween has been and gone. Also, I’m still not feeling the greatest and doing a tag is much easier for me. Hopefully everyone can understand that.

I do miss doing my review posts and hope to bring them back soon. So stick with me please. The review type posts will definitely be coming back, so don’t worry.

The lovely Kim, over at Chimmyville, tagged me to do The Horror Movie Tag.. so, I hope you enjoy reading my responses. You can read Kim’s responses to the same questions, here.

The Horror Movie Tag

What is the first horror movie you remember watching?

ET. I know, that’s not really a horror film.. but it terrified me and I still hate it to this day. My sister thinks it’s hilarious that I’m scared of it. One year she even bought me the DVD and a plush ET toy!

I don’t know what it is about him, but ET really creeps me out. I have no idea how that’s considered a kids film! It’s the stuff of nightmares!

But if I’m going to answer this properly, then the first genuine horror film that I remember watching was The Exorcist. I was a kid and we definitely were not supposed to be watching it. I remember finding it more funny than scary though, which seems weird now when I think about it.

What is your favourite horror movie?

I think I like paranormal type horror films the most. I really struggled to answer this one, because there’s lots of horror films I like, but wouldn’t necessarily say was my favourite. On the advice of my fiancé I’m going to go with “The Shining” because while that is technically his favourite horror film – it is cinematically beautiful and is a classic.

Honourable mentions would include: The Conjuring, Mama, Paranormal Activity, The Descent, Saw, The Ring, The Grudge, Wrong Turn, Ginger Snaps and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

I’m sure there are a lot more, but those are the ones that come to mind right now. I’ve also yet to see a lot of horror films (especially newer ones and I know there are a few I’d like to see!)

What is your favourite horror movie genre?

I kind of answered this in the previous question, but I’ll expand on it more. I guess my favourite genre is paranormal horror. There’s nothing scarier to me than the unknown and the thought of an afterlife. Ghosts have always had a special place in my heart and something I’ve been obsessed with for as long as I can remember. It’s one of those things that can send chills down my spine and put tears in my eyes and I don’t even know why. Even talking about it or hearing about it has that effect on me.

My first earliest memory of anything paranormal was my mum telling me about something I said to her as a kid (which I don’t personally remember). She told me that I described a dead relative to her perfectly and said that they had been sitting on the end of my bed watching me. Apparently I had never seen or met this relative before, not even seen a photograph of them. Yet, I had described them with accuracy.

Personally, I believe that kids and animals are particularly in tune with what most of us can’t see.

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What genre scares you the most?

Again, I answered this in the previous question.. paranormal. However, there are other genres that creep me out. While it isn’t necessarily a horror film, the film “Fire in the Sky” had me terrified. It’s based on a true story and is about aliens. It particularly creeped me out because I was in America when I watched it for the first time and was staying near to where it happened. So.. I guess aliens are particularly scary to me too.

I also recall a film called “The McPherson Tape” which is also known as “Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County” – it particularly scared me because I thought it was real!

What is the last horror movie you watched that actually scared you?

I think it might have been Mama. I’m not a hundred percent sure though.

Who is your ultimate scream queen?

Probably Sarah Michelle Gellar. I always enjoyed watching her in any horror film she was in. I wish she’d come back to acting honestly, I get that she’s busy with her brand Food Stirs.. but considering we can’t even get that over here in the UK she should just come back to acting! I’m probably just salty about the fact we can’t get it here, but still!

What’s a concept that you’d like to see in horror?

I’m not really sure to be honest.

I guess it’s less of a concept, but more of what I wish would be omitted from horror films. I’m sick of people hearing a noise and then going, “Hello?” – like who does that? I’ve never once heard a weird noise in my house and gone, “Hello? Anyone there?”

My reaction to a weird noise when I’m alone is to go completely silent and listen intently, then furiously text someone to tell them I’m freaked out. I’ll also look to my cats, because if they’re freaked out too, then this is usually a good indicator that something is most definitely weird. If my fiancé is home, then I’ll tell him and most of the time he’ll tell me he didn’t hear anything.. but on the rare occasion he did hear something too, he’ll go investigate.

What is your favourite on screen kill?

I guess any of the “Saw” kills. They are always inventive and are pretty gruesome.

What’s your favourite horror franchise?

I don’t really have one to be honest. I’m going to say “Saw” again, purely because I can’t think of anything.

Who’s your favourite horror director?

If I’m completely honest, I don’t really pay attention to the director. If I like it, then I like it.. just because I like one film they directed, doesn’t mean that I like all of them. So, because of that, I don’t really have one.

If you’d like to attempt The Horror Movie Tag yourself.. here are the questions for you to copy and paste so that you can do it easily:

1. What is the first horror movie you remember watching?
2. What is your favourite horror movie?
3. What is your favourite horror movie genre?
4. What genre scares you the most?
5. What is the last horror movie you watched that actually scared you?
6. Who is your ultimate scream queen?
7. What’s a concept that you’d like to see in horror?
8. What is your favourite on screen kill?
9. What’s your favourite horror franchise?
10. Who’s your favourite horror director?

Let me know what you thought of The Horror Movie Tag and my answers. Will you be doing this tag too?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below. I love hearing from you guys ♥

You can find all my other tags and things here.

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  1. October 22, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    This is such a fun tag and reminded me what I haven’t seen a horror film in aaaages! I also watched The Exorcist when I was younger but I think there was so much hype that it should be scary, it actually wasn’t that bad. The last film which scared me was Wolf Creek, the first half was full of suspense which was pretty gripping, the second half was more gory than scary though, ha ha. I haven’t seen many paranormal films other than The Ring which was a bit freaky as the kitchen tap turned itself on during the film. Thank you for sharing your recommendations, I’ll have to remember them next time I’m looking for a scary movie <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • merkitty
      October 25, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Ooh, I don’t think I’ve seen Wolf Creek. I love scary films, but find most don’t really scare me or they are just plain cheesy.. so it’s really nice to find good ones.

      The kitchen tap turning on by itself would freak me out! No wonder you found that film a bit freaky.

      Thanks for your commenting ♥

  2. October 25, 2018 / 11:48 pm

    Thanks for doing this one. 🙂 I enjoyed reading your answers! I haven’t seen a lot of paranormal type horror films, I think the last one I watched was the poltergeist,
    and remember laughing my way through The Exorcist! 😅 Sarah Michelle Gellar is one of my favourite actresses and I wish she’d do some more movies too.

    • merkitty
      October 28, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Thanks again for tagging me!

      I guess paranormal horror isn’t for everyone..

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who found The Exorcist laughable.

      Yesssss, she really needs to come back.. but I don’t think she will.

      Thanks for leaving a comment, lovely! ♥

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