October 30, 2007

Halloween Top 5 List

I'm not a huge fan of horror movies so these are mostly thrillers but I stand by this list. Happy Halloween.

5) Vertigo

An Alfred Hitchcock classic. Jimmy Stewart at his best. You're missing out if you've never seen Vertigo.

4) Signs

It's rare that a movie can pull off a storyline that includes everything from an alien invasion to a debate on faith. Along the way Signs delivers some of the creepiest scenes I've ever witnessed.

3) The Sixth Sense

If you know me then you should have expected M. Night would make my list twice. Sixth Sense is not my favorite of his movies but it is certainly his most frightening.

2) Dark City

Dark City is an extraordinary film. This is a dark movie which is shot and acted to perfection. It may not be known for being frightening but you'll know why it's on this list if you've seen it.

1) The Shining

Straight up scary. This is a great movie made terrifying by fantastic acting and imagery only Kubrick could provide.

Honourable Mentions

- Stigmata

- Constantine

- Disturbia

These are all frightening movies and each one surprised me with how well it was made.


D mcg said...

I think that your honorable mention list would make a great 'don't watch it' halloween list.

Tony Tanti said...

d mcg, obviously we'll have to disagree there. I could see how you might not like Constantine but you really hated the other two?

Sheamus the... said...

I love and agree everything about this post except Stigmata. The trailer scared me but not the movie. Love Constantine. I love his character and Francis Lawrence so far is amazing at directing the camera.

Sheamus the... said...

I wish he had less CG though...Francis I mean.

Fletch said...

I saw Stigmata once (and liked it), and Constantine is okay (a little disappointing, but it has its moments, for sure), but I was really let down by Disturbia - totally unoriginal, totally predictable. I'd rather watch Rear Window. I like Shia and Morse a lot, but it just stunk.

Love the rest of the list.

Tony Tanti said...

Thanks Fletch. Disturbia worked for me, Rear Window is no doubt better but I enjoyed Disturbia immensely.

d mcg said...

I'll come clean and say that i didn't see disturbia. then again i didn't see the remake of psycho, nor will i if possible. I hope that doesn't sound too snobby, or maybe i hope it sounds way too snobby.

jon or angie said...

decent list. haven't seen some of them but was just given a vhs of dark city. having never heard of it, i haven't watched it. but now i will.

i too have no desire to see the runner-up list for some reason.

signs is one of the greatest movies that will ever be made.

who is fletch? wow!

Fletch said...

I'm Fletch.

What's the wow for?