scary movies for halloween part 1

Since it’s the Halloween season……

Here are some of Hotdog’s scariest movies. Just  a selection of the films that have personally terrified me; I’ll keep posting more as we near the 31st.

Dead of Night (1945)

The classic British anthology contains two haunting stories which I have never forgotten. One concerns a mirror which can see into the future and the other is about a troubled ventriloquist. The nightmarish finale and circular plot only enhance the feeling of utter madness….

 

The Beyond (1981)

Fulci’s italo-splatter fest is not for the faint-hearted but it captures the feeling of sincere dread better than any other movie I can think of.

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Freddy’s original appearance on the big screen is no comic caper.  Indeed, the first hour is as adult and savvy as horror films come.

 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Despite the film’s title, this is no cheap exploitation movie. The raw and visceral terror that Hooper creates is painful to watch. For the uninitiated, there’s no gore but when a movie is this sodden with creeping unease, you just don’t need it.

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