Monday, March 28, 2011

Random: 30 Day Horror Challenge Day 5

What's your favorite monster movie?

People might hate my answer to this one, but I'm honestly not that big on monster movies.  Give me Michael Myers over Godzilla any day.  And I'm not sure if this is a horror movie, but close enough.

I freakin' love Gremlins.  In addition to it being my favorite monster movie, it is also my favorite Christmas movie.  Every Christmas Eve, after we leave Grandma's house, my sister and I race home to pop Gremlins in the DVD player (we finally upgraded from VHS)  It's also fun to see the look on people's faces when you tell them that Gremlins is your favorite Christmas movie.

Gremlins is such a great creature feature in so many ways.  You've got a great storyline, from the creepy underground store in Chinatown to the mean old lady neighbor to the lovely lady that Billy is head over heels for.  The little monsters were so realistic, especially for the 80s, and some of the scenes (like the movies and the bar) were beyond memorable. 

I really should write a whole separate post on Gremlins.  It really is one of my favorite movies, and definitely my favorite monster movie.