Oct 26, 2011
For Your Halloween Consideration
Don't want to dress up as Michelle Bachmann or an OWS camper this Halloween? Watch a movie instead!
Here's a list of spooky movies for your viewing pleasures. And some new additions below. I'm in the camp that humans are far scarier than zombies, ghosts, vampires or ghouls, so much of what you will find below qualifies as horror in my book.
Martha Marcy May Marlene. I think this is a horror film. Period. And a good one too.
Requiem. A German movie about an exorcism, based on a real story. No turning heads or day-glo vomit, but creepy and disturbing nonetheless.
Eyes Without a Face. A beautiful French horror classic. Almodóvar's new film borrows liberally from this one. And this one is much better.
La Ceremonie. Evil unleashed in the form of a maid (Sandrine Bonnaire) and her nasty girlfriend (Isabelle Huppert). Pretty much anything with Isabelle Huppert will make your blood curdle, so consider watching The Piano Teacher as well.
The Butcher. Another disturbing little film from Claude Chabrol, a master of social horror.
The White Ribbon. The budding seeds of Nazism in a small, creepy German town. Gorgeous and frightening.
Dogtooth. This Greek movie will weird you out. I promise.
Black Swan. Relive the anorexic nightmare. I actually saw it a second time on a plane, and it held up.
Taxi Driver. Saw it again recently. Pretty horrible in the best way possible.
The Room should be required viewing every Halloween. You get to see the mind of a deranged person who thinks he has made a movie. Really scary.