October 31st, 2009

coat and tie

horror ghost movies

A few weeks back, daylight_brokeasked if I could recommend some horror ghost movies, and so I am posting my list here... (not all of these are technically horror movies, btw)...
1. The Shining (of course)
2. The Changeling (I haven't seen it in years, but I remember it as being creepy and good)
3. The Innocents (creepy and very good)
4. Curse of the Cat People (the ghost is beautiful, but the movie has its creepy moments)
5. A Christmas Carol (everyone has their favorite version.  I'll take Alastair Sim's Scrooge)
6. Poltergeist (just for that one scene with the 'presence' under the bed -- one of my greatest fears)

So that's all I could really think up.  What are some of your favorites?

Happy Halloween, friends.


EDIT: How could I have forgotten...
7. Celine and Julie Go Boating (long and slow-moving, and doesn't try to explain itself.  And it's French.)

PLEASE NOTE: The Changeling is from 1980 and stars George C Scott.  I am not referring to the recent movie with that title, which I have not seen.  Changeling made Martin Scorcece's scariest horror movies list, as did The Shining and The Innocents...
http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/10/30/martin-scorsese-picks-11-scariest-horror-movies-of-all-time/