Film and TV

Midnite Movie Mamacita's Four Favorite Scary Movies of 2011

It takes more than just cheap theatrics and cheesy cinematic scare tactics to frighten Andrea Beesley-Brown, co-owner of The Royale in Mesa. 

"I usually don't get scared a lot by movies these days," she says.

It's probably because Beesley-Brown's seen close to a thousand different horror films in her lifetime (they don't call her the "Midnite Movie Mamacita" for nothing) and has built up a major tolerance things that go bump on the silver screen over the past few decades.

So when she gets petrified by a flick, it must be a scary movie indeed. Insidious did that to her, as did The Human Centipede 2 and a couple of other films that she considers to be her favorite of 2011 thus far. 

Beesley-Brown and the rest of the Royale's staff will be trying to arouse a similar response to their patrons over the next few nights as the theater will screen a variety of blood-soaked horror flicks in honor of Halloween (including hosting Friday the 13th actor Kane Hodder on Saturday). Click here for more info on their lineup and read on for Beesley-Brown fave films.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.