A Poll. About Scary Movies.

The last poll I did was about girl directors.  Er, chick directors, as ‘girl’ seems to offend some people.  The results weren’t nearly as definitive as I thought they would be.  For some reason I assumed Jane Campion would be the clear favorite.  I’m not sure why I was so sure.  But I underestimated Sophia Coppola, who led the poll, with 42% of the votes.  Congratulations Ms.  Coppola.  Can’t wait to see Somewhere.

Campion came in second, with 22% of the vote.

Kathryn Bigelow a close second, with 14%.

Kimberly Pierce and Norah Ephron tied at 7%

And Anna from Breathing Movies chose ‘Other,’ citing Tamara Jenkins and Lynn Shelton as two of her favorite female directors.  Thanks for voting everyone.

This new poll is about scary-ass movies. I put a few of the scariest movies I’ve seen as choices. But with so many horror movies out there, the ‘Other’ option will probably be used quite a bit. So tell me, what’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?

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13 Responses to “A Poll. About Scary Movies.”
  1. Risma says:

    I think you should add a Thailand movie “SHUTTER” (2004)
    Totally scare!!
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  2. Mad Hatter says:

    My “other” vote is for THE EXORCIST…a film that screws me up so badly, that I’ve never been able to make it through.

    Can’t remember if you’re a listener of my podcast or not, but I get into detail about my EXORCIST phobia around the sixty minute mark of my most recent episode.
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  3. Castor says:

    Some glaring omissions there chief! I concur with Mad, The Exorcist!
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  4. Blake says:

    @ Risma – Nice one! I’ve been recommended that one before. I’ll have to check it out soon.

    @ Mad Hatter – Really?! You’ve never made it through? You may feel better once you have. The ending is cathartic.

    @ Castor – Yeah, there are a ton of movies I should have listed, but I knew it’d be so subjective, I didn’t attempt a comprehensive list. I didn’t find The Exorcist to be that scary. Certainly tense, but it kind of left my mind as soon as the the credits started.

  5. Ford Pride says:

    I vote for Mothman Prophecies.

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  6. filmgeek says:

    The Orphanage really freaked me out
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  7. Blake says:

    @ Ford Pride – I’ll admit, Mothman Prophecies kind of freaks me out. When I was a freshman in college, this girl wanted to makeout in the back of my car in the middle of nowhere, and I refused to do it based solely on this film.

    @ filmgeek – Nice one! I totally have nightmares about the red light/green light game she had to play with all the ghost kids. That was messed up.

  8. amy says:

    I’ll pick Poltergeist xO scared the cr*ap out of me when I was little, and I still get that feeling each time I watch it.

  9. Annette Hunter says:

    I’d say Ringu. But the version I watched was long before it was released in the States. It was a poor quality bootleg I bought from Cambodia, and the bad subtitles, matched with the shady quality made it terrifying. Terrifying.

  10. Jessica says:

    “Other” for me. It’s a tie, though, between RINGU and THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. I refuse to watch THE EXORCIST and shouldn’t have watched Emily Rose because I’m still afraid of the witching hour. And, RINGU is just plain terrifying. Way to make the TV scary.
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  11. Blake says:

    @ amy – Nice! I don’t think I’ve actually seen Poltergeist. I’ll have to give it a look.

    @ Annette – Totally understand.


  12. Will says:

    I love that you included [Rec] in the poll. Easily one of the best recent scary movies. That ending is intense. The Shining is always my go-to for this type of question, but I voted [Rec] to show it some love.

  13. Blake says:

    @ Will – Sounds like you and I have similar tastes. The Shining is definitely my all-time scariest film, while [REC] is the scariest thing I’ve seen that’s come out in the last twenty years or so.

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