Thursday, September 27, 2012

Frightening Flicks for the Season

Egads! It’s only September 27th but it looks like the spirit of Halloween has already haunted us with a new look! That’s okay. We welcome the All Hallow’s Eve month with open boney arms. Thanks to Janet Fogg (lot’s of scary things live in the fog) for the new head.

To kick the season off, I thought I might recommend some films to help strike the mood.

The Skin I Live In (2011) stars Antonio Banderas in a twist on the Frankenstein story. Although he is still a sultry man, rest assured ladies that the suave latin lover will not be making you melt so much this time as scaring you. An exceptional performance on his part. This foreign film is billed as a psychological thriller, but I’d call it a literary horror piece.

Robert Carlyle who is incredibly intimidating anyway will creep you out in Ravenous (1999) which also stars the chameleon actor Guy Pierce. It’s a fascinating twist on vampires, bleeding with dark humor. Warning: very gory, but done tastefully.

Finally, let’s turn back the pages a bit to the old HBO series Tales from the Crypt. Particularly, the episode entitled And All Through the House. The tension in this short about an escapee from a lunatic asylum wearing a Santa suit will drive you batty. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it’s considered one of the finest horror screenplays of all time.

And here’s one only a little over two minutes long from an impressive independent film company called Fewdio. It’s not gory, or profane and won’t jump out at you. But don’t watch it alone in the dark! It will definitely stick to your neck and won’t leave.

Ghosto Dave


Anonymous said...

Cool x 3!

And how about Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)?

Ghost Story (1981). "I will take you places you've never been. I will show you things that you have never seen and I will see the life run out of you."

The Otehr (1972).

Patricia Stoltey said...

I work very hard to avoid movies like this because I get nightmares -- thanks for warning me off. :D