Counting Down to Hallowe’en: Day 5 – Five Scariest Movies

I thought I’d get everyone in the mood for Hallowe’en by posting my picks for top five scariest movies of all times. Most of them should be available at Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, and Netflicks. Got one not on this list? Drop it in the comment box. 1. The Birds (1960) This classic thriller from Alfred Hitchcock is my personal favorite. Glamorous actresses Tippy Hedren and Suzanne Pleshette star with hunkola Rod Taylor. It’s scary because it takes an ordinary everyday subject (birds) and, much the way Stephen King does years later with a dog, turns it into something to be feared. 2. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) This is Werner Herzog’s remake of Max Schreck’s 1922 classic, Nosferatu, and Klaus Kinski is an excellent vampire. If you haven’t seen the 1922 version, you should do so. It would make you appreciate this one that much more. You might also enjoy Shadow of the Vampire, starring Willem Dafoe (it’s not a remake of Nosferatu, but rather a film about the making of the movie). 3. The Blair Witch Project (1999) We rented this movie when it became available on DVD. As it turns out, Robert had to go out of town that …

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