If you really like movies—and not just a little, but enough that your friends tease/complain/admonish that you never talk about anything else—then you’re going to hear this dreaded question at some point:
“So, what’s your favorite movie?”
I don’t know, maybe you don’t find it such a horrifying query. If so, well. You lucky bastard. I don’t have a favorite anything, at least not in broad categories like that. Favorite movie, favorite band, favorite food, favorite animal, favorite weapon to hastily dispatch my enemies with . . . nope, can’t do it. I need more details, categories, specificity.
I try to explain this to people, and they inevitably give me this look, like I’m being difficult just to make their day worse than it already is. (To be fair, that can be kind of fun to do to certain people.) So they might ask, “Well, what type of movies do you like to watch?” And I’ll be like, “Well, I enjoy all kinds of movies, but I’m definitely partial to fantasy, sci-fi, and horror.”
And when they zone in on horror—because nine out of ten times, they will, and you’d be surprised by the amount of people who honestly don’t believe that girls are capable of liking scary movies—they’ll ask, “Well, what’s your favorite horror movie, then?”
And I’ll be like “. . . can you pick a sub-genre?”
So, with that unnecessary and somewhat long-winded opener out of the way . . .
I’m specifically asking about spooky movies today, not fantastical comedies, so if your favorite haunted house movie is Beetlejuice . . . well, I can certainly respect that, but it’s simply not a choice for today. Pick something else.
Poll closes on February 20th. Results will be posted then.