Elizabeth Banks loves horror especially zombie movies and Poltergeist

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Elizabeth Banks is starring in a new scary superhero movie, Brightburn, which is a cool genre mix we’ve sort-of seen in Glass (I need to redbox that) and Unbreakable. She’s the mom to kid with superpowers who becomes evil and she says it’s like a villain origin story. The trailer looks good and I would see it in theaters. It’s out this weekend. In a new appearance on Kimmel, Banks talked horror movies, one of my favorite subjects.

Do you like scary movies? What’s your favorite?
I like Dawn of The Living Dead. I like a lot of zombie movies. I also like Exorcist, old school movies. My first was Poltergeist which is also scary because it’s about everyday things like the static in the TV and the doll that comes to life… We got HBO for free month when I was [a kid]. Ten minutes into [Poltergeist] we watched it from behind the couch so we could hide if we didn’t like something.

That’s how I still watch horror movies [behind my hands]
I love it. There’s a shot in Brightburn of this guy’s face falling apart that made me so happy.

[From Jimmy Kimmel Live]

Kaiser is like Kimmel she can’t watch horror movies. She loves GoT though (or she did before it went off the rails) so go figure. Like Elizabeth I love zombie movies and will watch any sh-tty zombie movie or series, and I also love horror. We also had HBO when I was growing up and Poltergeist similarly scared the sh-t out of me. Maybe it was just my age, but it seemed too real and creepy. Ooh you know what’s like Elizabeth described, horror but with everyday things, the new show Chernobyl on HBO. It is SO scary, it has amazing atmospheric horror that just rivets you, and the most compelling part is that it’s based on a real story. Sorry for going on a tangent. Elizabeth is one of us. I felt her joy at loving the face melting scene. I like horror because you can just get scared sh-tless and forget your problems for a little while.

Elizabeth also talked about Charlie’s Angels, which she wrote and directed and which is out in November. She said the name Bosley is now a job title like “manager/handler” and that there are several Bosleys in the movie including her, Djimon Hounsou and Patrick Stewart. I didn’t really get it, but I’ll still watch it.

Also, Shrill got renewed for a second season. That’s on Hulu starring Aidy Bryant and based on Lindy West’s memoir and Elizabeth is a producer.

Here’s the interview.

Elizabeth Banks arrives at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    Shrill is pretty good, I didn’t realize she was involved in it. I’m glad to see her doing more directing and producing.

  2. Lindy says:

    I am such a total scaredy-cat. I can’t do horror or suspense at all. It drives my poor husband nuts (he’s a huge film buff and all-around cinephile) but I just can’t watch those things with him. He got me to watch a few of them several years ago and I ended up having to go on IMDb to read the whole plot and ending first. If I know what’s coming I can kind of handle it. Kind of.

    I was the kid who just cried when someone jumped out and scared me. Haunted houses were 100% no way for me. Even now I can’t handle it! I’m such a wimp.

    If you like scary creepy suspenseful movies, check out Die Wiesse Band (the white ribbon) a German film that’s legitimately the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. That was the last one my husband got me to watch with him lol.

  3. Bettyrose says:

    Poltergeist is about a tacky subdivision built over a Native American burial site. It’s a horror movie with a message.

  4. Yvette says:

    I love Elizabeth Banks. One of the most underrated, talented actresses in Hollywood. She also has a wicked sense of humor! 🙂 I loved Elizabeth and John Michael Higgins as the bitchy judges in the Pitch Perfect films. 🙂

    • FluffyPrincess says:

      She IS great, and funny and completely underrated!

      I’m glad she’s getting a chance to direct and produce as well! Go go go!

  5. AryasMum says:

    My favorite genres are demons, vampires, and zombies. My favorites are The Exorcist, 30 Days of Night, The Descent, and 28 Days Later.

  6. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I love horror too! I grew up totally into creature features, vampires, werewolves, sharks… As an adult, I can’t pass on anything horror and creepy as hell. Sometimes it gets a tad overwhelming like AHS. Channel Zero is weird, but I’m right there with Chernobyl. I can NOT believe what went down! Children playing in ash. The whole thing is horrifying. I’ve always like this celebrity if nothing else but for her supposed realness lol. She carries genuine well. And she loves horror!

    • Haapa says:

      I can watch any horror movie and not be scared but Chernobyl is SO DAMN SCARY! The firefighters dying and seeing the physical effects of radiation sickness is so horrifying.

  7. Case says:

    I used to be a scaredy cat and have really developed a love for horror over the past few years. I’ve watched most of the classics now — Poltergeist is really fun but not that scary. The Shining, Night of the Living Dead, the Fly — I looooove classic horror. I also love what Jordan Peele is doing by mixing social commentary and horror — Us was INCREDIBLE.