Forget going to a Halloween party, turn off the lights and watch a scary movie directed by one of the pioneers of terror.
John Carpenter got his break directing the landmark horror film 'Halloween', but for my money his best movie, and my favorite horror movie, was another Carpenter film.
I am NOT a good scary movie watcher. I get nervous and starting asking too many questions. Can't watch em' alone and if you're with me, expect me to be clingy and loud. But, I am in the minority, most people I talk to L O V E to be scared. You can experience a free Halloween thriller compliments of the Duluth Public Library.
Okay, I realize that 'Jaws' isn't a traditional Halloween movie choice but for suspense, acting and storytelling you cannot do better than Steven Spielberg's first major hit. Whenever I'm asked what my favorite movie is, 'Jaws' always comes to mind...
There are a lot of bad horror movies set in space ("Jason X", anyone?). There is one reason that so many space horror movies were made, and that reason is "Alien". Released in 1979, the movie tells the story of a commercial towing spaceship, called Nostromo. The ship is carrying its seven-member crew in back to Earth in stasis. The ship's computer awakens the crew when it re
The most imaginative movie on my list is "Pan's Labyrinth", which is a times an amazing movie and at times a very brutal one. It takes place during the waning days of the Spanish Civil War, and the war aspects of the film are as tough as any war movie. Then there's the central figure and story, a beautiful young girl who uses her imagination to escape the horrors of her life. The imag
I like a good ghost story with a little mystery and "The Others" is a nice recent addition to the genre. I won't give away any of the surprises, but if you want a quietly paced story to watch in the dark this will do the trick!
I know that when someone mentions subtitles a lot of people get instantly turned off. Who wants to read a movie, right? However whenever I've watched a movie with subtitles it doesn't take long at all for me to forget I'm even reading dialog, especially if it's good. That is the case with the movie '', which is a very disturbing Spanish film from 2007. It tells the story of a television repor
'The Mothman Prophecies' isn't your typical horror movie, but I think it is a pretty effective thriller with some very creepy elements. Richard Gere plays a reporter who loses his wife which starts a chain of odd events. He is ultimately drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of odd events, including the appearance of a bizarre entities. The film claims to be based on actua
So, I'm 11 years old and my dad takes me, my sisters and a friend of mine to go see 'The Shining'. My dad liked to take us to movies that were getting good reviews, regardless of the rating of these movies (I did enjoy 'Animal House' when I was 9). Needless to say 'The Shining' was a freaky movie for me, but even as an adult I get the creeps whenever I watch it. Jack Nicholson is brilliant as
I realize my first three scary movie recommendations were for older movies and I think that is for two reasons. First, I saw those movies when I was young and easier to scare. Second, it is hard to make a good creepy movie and I never got into the torture type movies that became so popular in recent years, like 'Hostel'...