1. "Suspiria" (1977): I continue to promote this as one of the top horror films of all time coming from the 70's decade. An Italian / foreign film per se, but one that most people have not seen and are not familiar with. The sets, the performances, the lighting as well as the elements of climactic terror and suspense make this a true classic and a horror film that should be examined by students interested in the genre.
2. "May" (2002): A dark yet fairly sad and desperate film with our protagonist named "May". The film is, in most senses a character-study which is something rarely seen in this genre. May only desires to connect with people and the world around her, but it eventually leads to a heartbreaking moment where she basically goes over the edge.
3. "Trick 'r Treat" (2007): Set on Halloween night there is a real "creepshow" factor going on in this flick as well. This movie offers a series of frightening stories focusing on Halloween night in a small town, but each story finds its path leading into another. The casting is actually fairly decent and the movie is actually worth the price of admission and / or rental.
4. "Orphan" (2009): A nightmarish and tragic story about a couple and their unborn child. The film is actually a throw-back to some of the flavors and styles offered by Hitchcock in the sense of camera angles, script and limited but carefully crafted and pertinent scenes of horror and fear.
Make sure you check back with us on Wednesday November 7th, 2012 when JOHNNY CHAZZ takes control of a brand new blog topic form to discuss... you know I, JER, will be ready to shoot back my replies and thoughts!!!
To all of you fright fans, guys and ghouls alike, we at CINEMA: COUNTERPOINT wish you a very Haunting and Fright-filled HAPPY HALLOWEEN!