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Happy Halloween everyone!
I told you I'd be back. And what better way than the best night of the year for horror-movies? I mean... Besides on time obviously.

Anyway, here are five horrormovies you might not have seen, that I think you should deffinetly check out. The ones that are Public Domain will be marked [PD] at the end of each entry. And the numbers are not for anything except to make it easier for me. The numbers mean nothing here. And yes, I have hinted at making it ten movies, but that would just become far too long.

1: Nosferatu(1921).
A horror-classic in the true sense of the word, revolutionary and easily one of the few that are still influencing film-makers to this day. Nosferatu, directed by F.W Murnau and starring Max Schrek as Graf Orlock, is an adaptation of Dracula for those who don't know that failed to get the actual license. And so just changed some names as they went. I know just about everyone's heard of this movie. But have you actually seen it? If you haven't... You really should. The surreal visuals, the nightmarish makeup and the atmosphere this movie builds hold up to this very day. Go see it. [PD]

2: The Wax Mask(1997)
This is a movie produced by legendary film-maker Dario Argento, and is an adaptation of Gaston Larouche's classic novel of the same name. And not as some believe of his other famous novel, "Phantom of the Opera". Argento did make a movie out of that one too, but... it was kinda shit. This on the other hand, might be the best adaptation of the novel. Even better than 1953's "House of Wax" with Vincent Price.
Oh yeah. I said it. And I stick by it. It's tight, it's grimy, it's got a fantastic score and  some seriously creepy moments. Seriously, go check it out if you haven't seen it. It's great.

3: The Eye(Thai version)
I've kinda had abit of a falling out with asian horror lately, but this movie(that I can't remember the date for), is something I picked up on a whim last week. And most of you have probably heard of, and ignored, the american remake from a few years back. But the original(I think), is a tightly directed little horror movie about a blind girl getting to see again with a cornea-transplant. Sadly it also makes her able to see ghosts. What follows, is a strangely psychological movie dealing more with the question of "Is she seeing ghosts or has it more to do with that she's just not used to seeing?". It's an interesting question, which is of course kinda swept under the rug, she's deffinetly seeing ghosts. Not really a spoiler. But after that it delves more to the psyche of the main character, who has never seen before, and now has to witness all these horrible things. And yet it manages to be pretty heartwarming at times and... Oh screw it: just go see it, it's good.

4: The Funhouse(1981)
This movie's... slightly hard to explain. It's part Halloween, part Stephen King, part... this and that. And directed by Tobe Hooper, who gave us the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Yay. This is also one of those movies that I personally feel has kinda fallen under the radar as time went on. And I somehow doubt it was a big hit when it came out. But, it's honestly pretty darn good.
Taking place, in a funhouse(hence the title), where some teenagers(naturally) decide to sneak in and spend the night(naturally). And... I can't really say much more about this movie without giving away the twists and turns. But it's filled with some great practical effects, creative kills, and I'm gonna use that word again: some really good atmosphere. It's really all depending on how creeped out you personally are by images of clowns and classic Funhouse imagery. But as I said, it's a fun movie to watch and, if you haven't seen it... find it and watch it.

5: Behind The Mask - The Rise of Leslie Vernon(2005)
Here's another of those movies I tend to talk about quite abit when I just generally start talking horror-movies. I've talked about it on forums, I've talked about it in real life... It doesn't really matter. I think I even reviewed it here a while back,  I can't remember.
But anyway.
Behind the Mask, is a sort of mix between Found Footage(yeah I know, bare with me) and a classic Slasher-movie, where some college-students making a documentary, are interviewing and following the preparation-work of soon-to-be slasher-killer Leslie Vernon. Who's really putting in alot of hard work into making his big debute... memorable. Basically, for once we get to know the killer. And... I'd honestly buy this guy a beer! Seriously. he seems like a pretty cool guy to hang out with. Disregarding the whole psycho-killer thing but... whatever, we all have our flaws.
But if you've never seen this movie, do yourself a big favor and go check it out. It might just be one of the best slasher-movies made in the past ten years. It's simply fantastic.

Anyway. That's all for me. I hope you're all having a great day, get lots of candy and watch atleast one of the movies on this list.
So have a Happy Halloween, sincerely the Panda that's clearly not  hiding under your bed as you try to sleep tonight, just ignore the breathing. It's probably the wind. Probably.


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Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
Very intereresting reading. thx

Nov. 13th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that's what I'm here for.
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