Originally Posted by wizzack
Tremors is great. Not that it would matter for a 17 yo b-day party but that 1.85 image is riddled with edge enhancement. If you're looking for a "fun" one check out Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. It's 2.35, mild gore and I don't remember any sex in it. Very good horror comedy!
That's too bad about Tremors. I actually ended up ordering the Blu-ray from Amazon (since I think I could get it for $10 or less), but haven't watched it yet.
FWIW, my daughter is 14 (another poster mentioned having a 17-year-old). Her/our party was last night and we ended up watching the original Halloween. I had forgotten that the movie was 2.35:1 and the beginning (or maybe it was the logo or just the trailers or something - we were watching the Blu-ray) wasn't in 2.35:1 format, so I originally didn't have my Epson 8350 set to fill the screen. Then about 10 minutes into it I realized it actually was displaying in scope so I paused it and filled up my new screen.
My daughter and two of her friends appeared to be frightened during parts of it, while her one other friend at the party was unphased (this girl brought the movie "The Ring" with her, so clearly she was prepared for some scary stuff
). From my perspective, there was definitely some scary suspenseful moments, as well as some frontal nudity and other naughty bits, but overall the movie lacked any major gore/violence. I think the average PG-13 action movie these days probably has more graphic violence.
Anyways, we haven't watched them (yet), but we also got: Friday the 13th, The Shining, Poltergeist, and Jeepers Creepers (the last one I figured would be too scary for them). I still have a few others in my Netflix queue as well: Evil Dead 2, Children of the Corn, and Misery. I don't remember off-hand which of these are scope and which are not.