Sunday, October 31, 2010


    Halloween is my favorite holiday and I LOVE horror movies so today is the perfect time to list the top 10 movies that scare the crap outta me!

 #10 Night of the Living Dead (1968) This is and always will be one of the most original zombie movies ever. The feeding frenzy after the truck explodes is particularly disturbing! Mmm good!

 #9 30 Days of Night (2006) Based on the graphic novel by , this is one of the most original vampire stories ever. The dark Alaskan setting makes you glad to see the sun come up every morning!

 #8 Silence of the Lambs (1991) Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) is one of the best villains ever!!!
 #7 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Although considered one of the goriest movies ever, there is a surprisingly little amount of blood in it! Leatherface is awesome!

 #6 The Omen (1976) The original! One of the creepiest children of all time, he IS The Antichrist! That last scene when the boy looks at the camera and smiles, priceless!

 #5 Jaws (1975) After seeing this I never went into the ocean, EVER!

 #4 Psycho (1960) Just the shower scene alone makes you think twice about motels (and also seeing Anthony Perkins in a dress)! LOL!

 #3 Alien (1979) It's like a haunted house in space, around every dark corner could be one of the scariest aliens ever!

 #2 Poltergeist (1982) While watching this one night with friends, our TV exploded! True Story! I'm still afraid of my closet too!

 #1 The Shining (1980) The original Stephen King adaptation directed by Stanley Kubric and starring Jack Nicholson is one of THE most disturbing and scariest movies of all time! Especially the gross old-lady and the 'furry' scene!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


 Béla Lugosi (October 20, 1882 - August 16, 1956)
One of horror's most iconic and original actors, CHERNOBOG'S LAIR celebrates the birthday of Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó a.k.a. Béla Lugosi with his Top 10 Best Movies!

 #10 Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Béla appeared posthumously in stock footage for only a few minutes in director Ed Woods most infamous masterpiece!
 #9 Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Béla appears as Count Dracula for the last time in this silly comedy.
 #8 Mark of the Vampire (1935) Todd Browning's remake of London After Midnight has Bela Lugosi playing an actor playing a vampire completely mute until the last scene!
 #7 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) Béla stars as the Frankenstein Monster, a role for which he originally turned down thus introducing Boris Karloff as the Monster!
 #6 Island of Lost Souls (1932) Béla plays "Sayer of the Law" in this adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau.
The Raven (1935) Béla plays Dr. Richard Vollin, a doctor obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe who creates elaborate torture devices.

 #4 The Black Cat (1934) Béla plays Dr. Vitus Werdegast opposite Boris Karloff in this macabre story of murder and satanic ritual. The scene at the end when Béla is skinning Boris alive in shadow is incredibly disturbing for it's time.
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Béla is Ygor! With his dark humor and fractured English he almost steals the show from the again-inarticulate monster!
 #2 White Zombie (1932) Just his name: Murder Legendre and his stare, makes this one of Béla's most striking appearances ever!
 #1 Dracula (1931) The one, the only, the original! This is Béla Lugosi at his best, this is what made him an icon and both doomed him to a life of being type-casted as the immortal count until the day he died. He was actually buried in his Dracula cape!