Halloween is next week, so why don’t we have a Friday Five on the five movies that scared you the most. Note that I’m not saying “best horror movies”. Coppolla’s Dracula is a fine movie but it didn’t scare me. I mean five movies that really frightened you, at least for a while.
The Exorcist: I still have trouble sleeping if I think about it too much.
The Others: Wonderfully suspenseful and creepy. Probably wouldn’t scare me as much the second time.
The Shining: Didn’t creep me out as much as the book did, but still plenty of nervous chills.
Psycho: The thing is: I knew everything about this movie going in. And I was still on the edge of my seat for the entire film. I literally gasped out loud when Norman’s “mother” raced out of her room and stabbed the detective.
The Day After: Not a conventional horror or suspense film, so maybe it shouldn’t be on this list. But it’s depiction of a nuclear attack is still chilling and frightening years later.
What are your five?