No particular subject this time, e.g., best horror movie and such. Just an open topic on scary movies. For my part, I flipped past AMC last night and caught a little bit of one of the "Hellraiser" movies, and I've gotta tell you: I often wonder about the mental stability of the people who write those things. Understand, I am a horror and sci-fi movie fan. But I think even my tolerance for gruesomeness and violence ends at something like the "Cube" movies (which are pretty gruesome in themselves). I find the "Hellraiser" movies pretty disturbing. I've yet to be able to sit through an entire one, though not for lack of trying. I'm not sure what kind of mind comes up with the ways to kill people, as horribly and painfully as possible, that are displayed in those films...not to mention the baddies (Pinhead & co.) and the horrid environments. One or two of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies affected me the same way. I thought the first was pretty innovative, but then the series seemed to descend into an unusually masochistic frame of mind. OTOH, I'm not too bothered by movies like "The Ring". Scary, yes, but a little more restrained. I even liked "The Blair Witch Project". Sometimes the scariest movies are those which make you uneasy, not those that jump out and go "Boo!" And though it's not nearly as scary as modern films, I love the original "Night Stalker" film, for its sense of realism and its humor. I'm anxious to see the re-make of "The Fog". I thought the original was pretty good, actually, and I'm curious to see if they've managed to improve on it.