Thursday, November 1, 2007
Ed at Shoot The Projectionist has posted the results of the 31 Flicks That Give You The Willies list. I ended being extremely unhappy with my final list of nominees (the one that I submitted to Ed based on other people's choices) so I am not going to post it here. Finally the idea of just selecting 31 films was just too overwhelming and I think my final list reflected that.
Of the final choices, I suppose I am a bit surprised by how mainstream it turned out to be. Obviously the exclusion of Mario Bava is extremely disappointing, and the list's overwhelming American slant is a bit upsetting. I am glad to see SUSPIRIA ranked so high and the Franju is most welcome, but I am stunned to see THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and THE DESCENT on there over films like KILL BABY KILL and INFERNO.
I know Ed put a lot of work into the list and I congratulate him for getting it together. The first list of nominees was refreshingly diverse, and I think in the end a lot more interesting than the final list.
I have a feeling the runner up list that Ed will be posting will be a lot more interesting and eclectic. In the meantime mourn the fact that THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (a film whose appeal will always escape me) is considered a better film by some than THE WICKER MAN...and join me, if you will, in celebrating that the name M. Night Shyamalan is nowhere on the list.