In this blog entry for the Herald, I cite five movies that tap into the fun scary side of Halloween. The first one is called Dead of Night. There are five more. Even the math is spooky.
At its purest, Halloween is about being scared and enjoying it. There is no medium more adept at eliciting this kind of reaction than cinema, where the language of nightmares comes to vivid life before our eyes.
Here I will cite five classic chillers all worth revisiting for Halloween. They are each guaranteed to give you the willies in the best way possible. A lot of horror films are merely grisly, grim or gruesome. These five are scary. Good scary.