You may or may not know that I....love horror films. I love them all the time, but there is a special place in my heart for scary movies watched during the cooler, darker, autumn months. I usually go on a major slasher binge during the weeks leading up to Halloween, but for some reason I've felt the urge earlier this year, and my own personal film fest has been well underway since early August. (Have I suffered a few sleepless nights lately? Maybe). Over the next month or two I thought it'd be fun to feature a few of my favorites - as a little ongoing theme of sorts.
I guess I'll start by getting the most obvious one out of the way...
As classic as they come. John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) is credited with taking the slasher genre in a whole new direction, although many elements seen in the movie can also be found in earlier films. I guess this one just has it all.
This was my Halloween costume a couple years ago. Creepy, I know. I learned the hard way that scaring trick-or-treaters causes them to simply run past your house, not stopping for candy or anything else. Wussies.
I'd love to hear some of your favorites -- suggest away!