Halloween Horror Movies

October 20, 2011

For your perusal and enjoyment here are Trashionista’s top horror movies. We’re not sure if it’s what you expect, but it’s all the truth.

Santa Sangre (Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)

Bottom Line, it’s Jodorowsky. All of his films except for “Fando Y Lis” are 5 STRONG stars. For the first hour of Santa Sangre you’re scratching your head and can’t take you eyes off of the screen. For the rest of the time you’re just hooked.

Halloween 1 & 2 (Dir. John Carpenter)
Halloween 1 & 2 are basically one movie split into two. It sets off the Michael Meyers story in brilliant and horrifying fashion.

Friday the 13th 2 (Dir. Steve Miner)
This is the film that really started it all for Jason. The first installment wasn’t about Jason (I won’t spoil the movie everyone should have already seen), but it was the second film that really set it off.

“Creepers” & “Phenomena” (Dir. Dario Argento)
Two of Dario’s classics with Jennifer Connelly. They aren’t really scary, but they are worth a watch for the music, styling, and acting from Ms. Connelly.

Shining (Dir. Stanley Kubrick)
It’s ok if anyone hasn’t seen this classic; there is always still time. You can finally get all of those “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy” & “redrum” references you’ve been hearing for years.

28 Days Later (Dir. Danny Boyle)
Director Danny Boyle takes on the zombie genre in this brilliant re-imagining of every viral-zombie movie every made. Plus, it’s filled with Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s music. Instant classic.

Let The Right One In (Dir. Thomas Alfredson)
This is an absolutely brilliant & cerebral vampire update. The novel is fantastic and the Swedish original is perfect and creepy in all ways. The American remake is also good, but just add gore for effect, which doesn’t always leave a creepy feeling, just a shocked one.

The Hunger (Dir. Tony Scott)
Ridley Scott’s baby brother’s debut was an instant horror movie classic. Susan Sarandon AND David Bowie? Plus it begins with Peter Murphy shrouded in shadows, behind a fence singing “Bela Lugosi’s Dead?” Plus today is Bela Lugosi’s Birthday. Come on?

Cannibal Holocaust (Dir. Ruggero Deodato)
Gruesome, disturbing italian zombie film. Banned in a number of countries. Worth every gory second.

Happy Halloween!

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