Craig Kennedy of Living in Cinema was nice enough to invite me to participate in a communal blog game where each participant is supposed to pick their favorite movie for each letter of the alphabet. But of course, that would be too easy (and a little boring - gentlemen, we can't all pick Vertigo for 'V') so my list is 26 of my favorite B horror movies (sorry Jaws, no A-level productions here). Enjoy!
A is for Audition, of a Japanese girl most meek;
B is for Basket Case, a boxed-up lonely freak.
C is for Cat People - when horny, she turns feline;
D is for Dawn of the Dead, the mindless consumer decline.
E is for Eaten Alive, with Robert Englund as Buck;
F is for Final Destination, death by bad luck.
G is for Grindhouse, which too few went to see;
H is for Halloween, starring the mask of Kirk, James T.
I is for Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a perfect paranoia pic;
J is for Jacob's Ladder, with a pre-Shyamalan trick.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space make mimes look sweet and gentle;
In The Little Shop of Horrors, it's the plant that makes Seymour go mental.
M is for Mad Love, with the brilliant Peter Lorre;
N is for Night of the Living Dead, the great, nightmarish, and gory.
O is for Onibaba, where samurai fall down a pit;
P is for Pulse, the American remake was shit.
Q: The Winged Serpent features a hungry Aztec god;
Re-Animator, meanwhile, explores the inner human bod.
S is for Street Trash, where bums are killed by booze;
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre family gets their meat through a tourist ruse.
U is for The Unknown, where Lon Chaney severs his arms;
V is for The Vampire Lovers, with Hammer's feminine charms.
W is for The Wizard of Gore, whose delayed slaughters entertain;
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes finally drives himself insane.
Les Yeux Sans Visage is the best I could find for a 'Y';
Lucio Fulci's Zombie drives wood through a woman's eye.
The Zombie makes a useful pet;
And he finishes up this alphabet.
(With apologies to Ogden Nash and the human race)