Ah, Halloween. The gods decided that it fall on a Monday, cursing every elementary school teacher (myself included). Before I hide in my front bushes with the garden hose, let me give you some of my favorite under-appreciated scary movies.
The Grudge (2004)
Somewhat of a hokey Ring knock off, I still have to admit that I covered my eyes during that scene where you realize when you see the woman's face, her jaw is going to be torn off.
Alien 3 (1992)
True, it wasn't as good as the first two movies, but that was a lot to live up to. The fourth movie sucked dog butt, though.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
While this movie didn't age well, it does star the great Vincent Price. I still get chills when I hear 'Nine killed you, nine will die.'
Not Shyamalan's best work, but it had some great jump scares. My future wife lived out in the country--way out in the cornfields--at the time. I'm surprised she still married me after I kept saying 'Did you hear that?'
Tales That Witness Madness (1973)
Not a great movie, but best poster ever.
Well, happy Samhain, everyone. Got to go scatter my paper razor blade wrappers among the Halloween candy.