Frightful films for the Halloween weekend

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  1. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The Bride of Frankenstein is technically a sequel to the 1932 movie Frankenstein but can be watched as a standalone movie. Frankenstein’s monster has survived the ordeals of the original film, and has come back to demand a wife from his creator.

  1. Psycho (1960)

Arguably Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film, Psycho follows Marion Crane–a woman on the run after stealing from her employer–to a Phoenix motel run by a young man with some serious mommy issues named Norman Bates. 

  1. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

When a pregnant Rosemary and her husband Guy move into a haunted New York apartment complex, Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated and worries that her baby is not of this world. It is not until after the birth that the diabolical truth is revealed. 

  1. The Exorcist (1973)

Infamous at the time of its release for making people faint and vomit in the theaters, it is based on the last (known) exorcism in the US.he film sees Linda Blair, whose parents are convinced that she is possessed by the Devil, undergo an exorcism by the hands of a heroic priest, Father Karras. 

  1. The Wicker Man (1973)

This British folk horror stars Edward Woodward (not Nicolas Cage) as Sergeant Howie, a devout Christian sent to investigate the disappearance of a little girl on an isolated island where the islanders practice pagan rituals and insists the little girl never existed.

  1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The film follows a group of friends road tripping to visit the grave of Sally’s grandparents that has been mysteriously desecrated. After they pick up a crazy hitchhiker, their road trip takes a turn for the worst.

  1. Carrie (1976)

Based on Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White – a shy teenager who is bullied by her classmates and abused by her fanatical mother. Following a prank on her at the school prom, Carrie shows off her telekinetic powers and hell ensues.

  1. The Shining (1980)

Possibly the most famous horror movie ever made, Stanley Kubrick’s movie is based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name and sees Jack move his wife and son into an isolated hotel. 

  1. The Thing (1982)

The ultimate gross-out body horror, The Thing finds a group of scientists stranded in an Antarctic base where they’re picked off one by one by a mysterious thing. The thing can disguise itself as any of its unwilling victims. Stars Keith David and Kurt Russel’s incredible beard.

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Other than a controversial villain, there is a reason Silence of the Lambs has remained iconic. Whether you have seen it before or simply heard the famous lines or seen the clips of Anthony Hopkins in that mask, the reveals and incredible plot will leave you not regret watching The Silence Of The Lambs.

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