Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ghost Stories

I get very frightened by horror flicks, but somehow David always talks me into watching them (which is why I can't do laundry in my basement at night).  On the other hand, I adore thoughtful films about adolescence disguised as ghost stories--a.k.a almost anything by Guillermo del Toro.  And did you see Coraline?  I know I'm a little late on the bandwagon, but I just saw it the other week with my brother and fell in love.  Wonderful characters and visually stunning stop-motion animation. Coraline, the main character, is at that awkward age when most people fall to pieces--but she remains self-confident and quirky.  These are some genius drawings by Jon Klassen who worked on the visual development for the film.  Check out the rest of his art at his blog, burst of beaden
If you have time, also check out the film Let the Right One In by Tomas Alfredson.  It is one of the best films I have seen all year.   Imagine a far superior version of Twilight set in rural Sweden. 

What about you?  Do you like ghost stories? What is your favorite kind of scary movie?  

1 comment:

  1. I love scary movies! But only if I'm not alone :)

    I want to see Coraline so bad, but haven't had the chance. Hopefully soon!