Sunday, October 12, 2008

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside!

The Happening was one of those movies I had meant to see in the theater but never got a chance too so I've been waiting on pins and needles to see it. From M. Night Shyamalan, The Happening is the classic "twist" sort of horror movie. Though I wouldn't really call it a classic horror movie it will certainly leave you feeling very unsettled and with a whole new fear of something that seems so natural... wind.

The movie opens in New York City at Central Park its a normal day.. the birds are signing kids are playing and then suddenly a girl stabs her hairpick in her neck and kills herself without any warning. Next thing you know men are falling to their death at a construction site. Its really sort of gory at first. Next thing you know cities all over the North East are having "events" where people are suddenly killing themselves without any reason. Mark Walberg's character flees the city via train and ends up getting stuck in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.

I really hate to say anymore as its best to see the movie without knowing what is causing people to commit suicide as the best part is trying to figure out what on earth was causing it. Terrorists? The Government? Who knows, but there is a small clue in the beginning of the movie when Walberg is teaching his high school science class.

I will tell you now that The Happening is the best movie from M. Night Shyamalan since Signs, creepy, leaving you guessing, its classic Shyamalan and personally I loved every second of it. I will warn you though if your one to get queasy at the sight of blood just look away when the guy turns on the lawn mower... that one made even me squirm!

The Happening is available right now on DVD and you can pick up your copy at Amazon!

I have three copies of The Happening to give away to my readers!!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out The Happening and tell me what is your favorite horror movie?
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    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end Nov 15th at midnight!

233 Comments:

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

My favorite horror movie is the exorcist!

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fats82439 said...

ALIEN!

Barry said...

My Best horror film would have to be When A Stranger Calls with Carol Kane.

mulkeyusa said...

Jaws ... did not go swimming for months after.

dwhogan said...

Halloween

Katweb said...

My all time favorite horror movie is " The shining" Loved the movie ,loved the book, Jack Nicholson was perfectly terrifying.

RebekahC said...

I have been wanting to see this one. Looks eerily good. =D

I love horror movies and thrillers, so it's hard to pick just one favorite. I'd probably have to say that one of my all time favorites though is Dawn of the Dead.

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Crochet by Momma J said...

I am a huge fan of the Saw movies!

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penguin28 said...

My favorite Horror Movie is Nightmare on Elm Street. Every time I think of that little song they sing-"one,two, Freddie's coming for you..." it really creeps me out.

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mverno said...

alien

iluv2blog said...

House Of 1,000 Corpses

Sonya said...

My favorite horror movie is the original Halloween. Thanks for the chance.

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Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite horror movie is Stephen King's IT. I can only watch it with someone because it gives me the creeps that badly!

Millie said...

Hands down the Halloween series.. ya know Michael Myers... he totally freaks me out.. I think its his slow moving ack!
Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

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Kirby McCauley said...

I totally love the whole Saw series!

windycindy said...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!" Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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Keeling said...

The Scream Movies are my favorites!

Jenn S. said...

The first Halloween movie is my favorite.

Bradley Carver said...

My favorite horror movie is "House on Haunted Hill(the 1999 Remake)"! The visuals were impressing, and the scares were good too! Lot's of realistic gore to excite horror fans.

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bleatham said...

My favorite horror movie is Scream.

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Fangirl Jen said...

The movie Poltergeist still freaks me out.

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Think about it said...

The clown movie IT

susan1215 said...

Poltergeist is my favorite horror movie

FawnGeorge said...

I don't like horror movies. Gives me too many nightmares. I liked Signs alot. I thought of it before I read your Newsletter in whole. I really want to see the Happening. I think it's scarry but not horror scary. My husband has not seen Signs yet. It's on our Netflix list. One horror movie I did like was Stephen Kings Langoliers. If you have not seen it you got to see it. I seen the Lawnmower Man too.

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Forgot to give my e-mail.

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abfantom said...

Friday the 13th

David Hollingsworth said...

My favorite horror film has to be Rosemary's Baby, because it is just a very horrifying movie, and it's relatable in every aspect. From the amazing performances, to the eerily brilliant direction, to that really chilling music score, the movie is just one of the best.

kygirl said...

Halloween

agordon10 said...

The Exorcist

Brenda S said...

My favorite horror movie is Scream. Thanks!!

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sachidewey said...

I love The Others. Spooky!

Jenny said...

I like The Sixth Sense, and also The Village. Not too scary, but they keep you excited.

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KathyPsu19 said...

My favorite horror movies are the Friday the 13th series movies. Thanks for the giveaway!

dbadour said...

I guess that Scream is one of my favorites.

doozercries said...

Nightmare on Elm Street. All the way I love Freddy K and his dirty sweater!

ewalsh said...

Signs was probably my favorite unless you count the sixth sense. I'm not at all for a lot of blood and gore so these more subtle horror flicks appeal to me much more.

Tonya said...

the original salems lot is the best

Maja said...

The Hills Have Eyes

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Erica C. said...

nightmare on elm street has always been a favorite of mine!

Jackie B. said...

I WANNA WIN! I have been dying to see this movie. I absolutely love horror movies so I do not know if I can pick a favorite. Some of the best I have seen were Motel Hell, TX Chainsaw Massacre(all of them), Saw(all of them),Evil Dead and so many others.

5webs said...

The Shining. The one made with Jack Nicholson, NOT the miniseries that Stephen King made for TV---what was he thinking? You don't mess with perfection.
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reddon30 said...

Amityville Horror is my favorite.

chromiumman said...

the original halloween

elaina said...

My husband finds it charming that I can hear about four notes from the theme song of "Halloween" and I get terrified. That movie is so scary!

marleenandlouie said...

This will age me but the one that scared me the most was when I was really young and it was called "The Incredible Shrinking Man" This man was on his boat and went thru a mist and they he began shrinking. He got really small and was in the basement or something and fought a spider with a sewing needle--it was really scary for an 8 year old!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to see this movie. My favorite horror movie is Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses.
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Nikki said...

My favorite is definitely Child's Play. I love Chucky!

Richard said...

"JAWS", IT was innovative at the time and scared the poop out of me.

reb said...

I liked friday the 13th.

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buzzd said...

Exorcist was scary

blackhawk56 said...

My fave horror movies are the cheesy creature features from the 1950s.

Kelly said...

I don't know if it would qualify as a horror movie, but I love the movie Signs.

denyse said...

The Exorcist...

mar said...

I will never forget the shower scene in Psycho. That movie is my favorite horror one.

C and C girl said...

Nightmare on elm street

mrs.mommyy said...

pyscho

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Deedles said...

My favorite is Scream.

judybrittle said...

My favorite horror movie is Halloween.

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Anonymous said...

Hellraiser!!

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imjasonc said...

The Exorcist

pintolinda said...

My favorite is 28 Days
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Tina12312 said...

My favorite horror movie is The Thing. It is just so perfect, still scary today, one of the best casts ever and the f/x are fantastic. I really want to see The Happening, thank you for the chance to win it!

soha said...

The Excorcist
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risanjax said...

Pacific Heights is very scary. This came out about 15 years ago.

poppafarmer said...

HALLOWEEN WAS REALLY SCARY

vmkids said...

poltergiest

jlafount said...

Exorcist

keith said...

perfume, the story of a murderer

stowelljg said...

Horror is overrated. Suspense is the key. I think “Wait Until Dark” with Audrey Hepburn was the best.

Sharon said...

i like the Saw and I hear a new one is coming out and I am there

toughturtles said...

the original holloween

andeeram said...

Childs play really creeped me out!

Erica said...

The Sixth Sense, another Shyamalan, is one of my favorites from lately. When I was a kid I loved reading and watching Stephen King's IT, too. Thanks for the chance to win a good one! ermclaughlin at gmail dot com

courtneystoffel said...

Scream has been my fave scary movie for a while now! I love Matthew Lillard in it!

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tawnda said...

mirrors was great

dwazdip said...

My favorite horror movie is Signs. Although everybody under the sun (even my kids) laughs at me for being scared. When you live in an old farmhouse surrounded by cornfields, this movie takes on a bit more meaning! Hehe

Shawne said...

My favorite is the original "The Haunting". You never see what's haunting the people and my mind can "see" much scarier things than Hollywood can put on the screen. :)

Kt said...

hmmm fav horror movie might have to be Evil Dead! (the first one was the best!)

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LadyBug-Kellie said...

I liked The Hours with Nicole Kidman. that's kinda not a horror movie but it sure freaked me out!

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lisagee said...

Saw is one of my favs.

rubyredsquirt said...

My favorite horror film is Halloween. I even like the little music...LOL.

walters123 said...

Nightmare on Elm Street.

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Karen said...

Candyman :)

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littlelatina said...

Any movie with Mark W.

aprilgup said...

event horizon is a really scary movie

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Signs...love the point of the story!

Tina said...

My favorite is Nightmare on Elm St.
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Rita M said...

The SAW movies scared the daylights out of me!

Smooshy said...

It!

RE said...

The original shining or IT. I shudder just thinking about them!

Ashley Collins said...

I enjoy the Saw series of movies They are so creepy but so good to watch

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LINDALSHOT said...

PSYCHO

micaela6955 said...

I am a big fan of zombie horror movies, so the Day of the Dead classic is my favorite. Plus all the remakes :)

*~Dani~* said...

My favorite movie is Halloween. It started my fascination and love of all horror movies.

Jessilyn82 said...

Stephen King's "IT", that clown gives me nightmares to this day, ack!!

Becca said...

I love the Saw movies. I am so excited for the new one coming out!

Kari said...

I actually loved the original Scream!

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kagey10 said...

House of 1000 Corpses! Rob Zombie is one weird dude, in a very good way!

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Becca Ann said...

Texas chainsaw massacre
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Stephanie said...

I'm not a fan of horror movies. Suspense? Yes. Mystery? Yes. Action? Yes. Horror? No.

BUT I do like M. Night's movies. He's a talented director. I really enjoyed Sixth Sense, The Village, and Lady in the Water. I wonder if I'd like this one...

Stephanie said...

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aumissal said...

SAW

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Miss Heidi said...

I love scary movies. My fave is The Exorcist. Thanks.
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weblynx said...

I love all kinds. Signs was scary and the Sixth Sense

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stupendousdan said...

Thanks for the contest!

fullmontecarlo said...

Halloween the original, with no roman humerals behind it

smythbr said...

Scream series were good

tsslug said...

thx 4 the giveaway
My fav is Halloween I

wigget said...

the original friday the 13th

jodene said...

It! That clown still freaks me out!

Landy said...

Halloween movies scare me.

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twbellamy said...

Psycho.

Devon said...

I like zombie movies like 28 days

Ann said...

my favorite horror film is carnival of souls (an old black and white), there's no gore or anything, very little dialogue and a lot of creepy music - a bit of a psychological thriller!

Jenna said...

I hate the Saw movies, but I watch them. I would say the Scream movies are my favorite horror films.

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tiffanybeth said...

pet cemetary is my favorite
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Tanya W. said...

I like Jeepers Creepers!

fancyfeet48 said...

The first Halloween movie is my favorite

pjgirl74 said...

Either The Shining or The Lost Boys. I can't choose. Don't make me =)

Amy said...

I love the Saw movies.

Reyn said...

The Exorcist. My friend and I snuck into the movie theater when we were 11 years olds. I spent years scared that my bed would lift off of the ground.

amy said...

wow id love to enter this...enter me please
my favorite horror movie is:
Texas Chainsaw massacre...the orignal one not the remake...of course I love Nightmare on Elm Street movies too...close toss up between those movies...

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traymona said...

My all-time favorite horror movie is Poltergeist.
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spud said...

My favorite horror movie is resident evil.

pink182 said...

Halloween... all of them ( i have a thing for michael myers )

jilshan98 said...

I like Halloween.

Sonya Allstun said...

amityville horror I remeber the first time that evil pig eyes popped up in that window I liked to climbed over the back of my chair and threw my soda

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Ken said...

Creepy suicides are not painless. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite horror movie is Halloween.
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Thomas Semesky said...

The Exorcist

majorjonjon said...

the ten commandments

Anonymous said...

Stephen King's "The Silver Bullet"

Angela said...

Psycho. It's a classic.

justicecw said...

Sort of cheesy...but my favorite is Scream! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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nvtribefan said...

Gohst Story

dementeddoll said...

dawn of the dead!

sherri419 said...

Too hard to choose...I really like The Shining, The Village, and Silence of the Lambs. The ones that make you think are the best!!!!

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JaniceJ said...

I really liked the Amityville Horror. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ardy22 said...

Rosemary's Baby is one of my favs


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weable68 said...

Poltergeist

Clinton Robertson said...

Psycho

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Kt said...

fave horror movie or movies actually are the Evil Dead movies...I just love them!

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tigger210 said...

My favorite horror movie is 28 Days Later. I just like scary movies! Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I maybe showing my age but I love the Friday the 13th movies

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Anonymous said...

My favorite horror movie is Near Dark. Not really very scary, but an awesome and under-appreciated vampire flick.

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Daniel434 said...

A Nightmare On Elm Street! Thanks!
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philstacy said...

Bambi

girlof80s said...

My favorite horror movie is The Ring. That movie is so scary and always creeps me out. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win especially since I want to see The Happening so badly. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite horror movie would have to be the Ring. I have no idea why but it scared the crap out of me!

salina munson said...

the original night of the living dead. it was the first scarey movie i was allowed to watch. i saw it on the night of my ninth birthday. a month later i woke up with a fever thinking zombies were hiding under furniture. thanks for the giveaway!

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wwe11 said...

I love all of them. Buy my fav has to be The Exercoist. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Anonymous said...

The best was Saw 1 thru 5

redron said...

the birds

kaylee8 said...

The Town that Dreaded Sundown is my all time favorite!

dvice said...

The Shining

robt6 said...

Dracula is my favorite.

TXsunlover said...

I like the original "Halloween" movie.
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shaun said...

I really like the first Halloween. It really captured the Fall/Halloween feel.

Daniel M said...

resident evil! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

bison61 said...

Psycho is my favorite horror film

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MaMa said...

I love The Shining and Signs. Thanks for hosting.

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Anonymous said...

"Psycho"

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Jinxy and Me said...

"The Shining". Thanks for the giveaway!

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Annemarie said...

Halloween is my favorite!!

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ssmina said...

the shining! thanks

tesashel said...

The Exorcist always scared the heck outta me!

Leslie said...

Evil Dead

amber said...

This movie looks so good! I've yet to see it. My fav horror movie is The Shining! It's a classic.

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imaclutz89 said...

My favorite scary movie is I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Helen said...

Silence of the lambs is my favorite.

lisalmg said...

Stephen King's It is my favorite scary movie. Pennywise the clown is so creepy!
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Timster said...

My favorite horror movie is The Exorcist.

sito50 said...

I love Carrie.

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guettel78 said...

My favorite horror movie of all time is Dario Argento's "Suspiria" -- a one of a kind, truly odd film from one of the best horror directors of all time!

Black Leather Rain said...

My favorite horror movie is still The Ring/RINGU. It's the only horror movie that gave me nightmares and made me afraid to be on my own!!

Peggy said...

My older favorite is Nightmare on Elm Street,it over 20 years ,so I have to say the graphics wer good and now I would say SAW,I think it scares me because things like this can happen.

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