It’s Thursday! That means another list for Thursday Movie Picks. The rules are simple; based on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them. All October long the prompt is Halloween themed! Now is the perfect time to join in on the fun.
I have a feeling this movie might be on a few lists. It was the first one that popped into my head. I’ll be honest, the main reason I wanted to see it is because I love Adam Scott (AKA Ben Wyatt). I wanted to see it in theaters but never made it, but I have watched it on TV! Look, it’s not perfect and it’s weird but I found it entertaining. That’s really all I ask for these days. It was even released on my birthday.
The Good Son (1993)
Not 100% sure this would be considered a horror movie but is there anything scarier than a killer kid? Especially when played by Macaulay Culkin? I might actually try and revisit this movie soon. I don’t remember a lot about it and honestly, I feel like the 90’s were filled with killer kid movies. I swear Neil Patrick Harris was in one too?
The Shining (1980)
I don’t think I really need to explain this one! I actually had a hard time coming up with winter/snowy horror movies for some reason but obviously this one sticks out. Just the thought of being stuck somewhere in the winter is kinda terrifying. Then add to it all the weird shit going on, that’s a no from me. It has been a minute since I’ve seen “The Shining,” I might have to revisit soon.
Like I said before, I had a hard time coming up with movies for this list. I think part of it is I just don’t pay that much attention to the season/weather in films? Or those horror movies just don’t reach me for some reason. But I know there are a ton out there. I might have to try and make more of an effort to watch them. As soon as I read some other lists I know I’ll have my brain rattled and go “Why didn’t I think of that one?”