October Countdown: 31 Fantastic Films to Make Your Halloween Scream, #23

the others

Are you looking to hang out with a few friends on Halloween night and watch a great horror flick? Every day in October, I’ll be suggesting a film that I believe will make for excellent Halloween viewing. Whether you’re an avid celebrator or a casual observer of the holiday, these films will convey the proper mood and spirit of October. In no particular order, here’s the next entry in my list of 31 excellent movies for Halloween Night—or whenever you’re looking for a frightfully good time.

My recommendation for October 23rd is… The Others.

Official Synopsis: A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

Nothing unnerves like a really intense haunted house movie and Halloween is the perfect occasion to put our fears of the unknown to the test. Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar delivered gold in 2001 when he released The Others (loosely based on The Turn of the Screw). In The Others, scenery including the dimly lit manor and the thick fog outside are as important and effective as the human actors in conveying a mood of proper Gothic dread. I’ve never been a huge Nicole Kidman fan, but her sever features and forceful intonations are perfect in this case; Grace Stewart a character who is both challenging and pitiable. Alakina Mann is brilliant as young Anne Stewart, a creepy yet highly intelligent brat who enjoys tormenting her younger brother. The twist ending is awesome and the conclusion hits you like a ton of bricks!

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List so far:

  1. American Mary
  2. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  3. Botched
  4. Cabin Fever
  5. Chop
  6. The Cottage
  7. Dark City
  8. Dawn of the Dead (2004 Remake)
  9. Dead Snow
  10. Drag Me To Hell
  11. End of the Line
  12. Evil Dead
  13. Excision
  14. Feast
  15. Fido
  16. Frankenstein’s Army
  17. Frontier(s)
  18. The Hills Run Red
  19. Idle Hands
  20. The Loved Ones
  21. The Mist
  22. Nightbreed
  23. The Others
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About Saucy Josh

I write a blog for intelligent Horror movie aficionados called Blood and Guts for Grown Ups: https://bloodandgutsforgrownups.wordpress.com/ View all posts by Saucy Josh

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