Sunday, October 30, 2016

Underrated Horror Movies (Brian Katcher)

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)

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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)






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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)

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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.'

Signs (2002)

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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)

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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.

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I still remember being creeped out by Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte back when I was in High School...Then there were the totally hokey creature flicks where you'd end up rooting for the giant insects because the teenagers were so annoying.

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