By THOMAS BOND, Oklahoma City Horror Movie Examiner
(as published on Examiner.com)
It’s Halloween-time, and when the air gets colder and the nights get shorter, a scary movie with your pals sounds about perfect. For those who don’t want to get to the theatres to see “Sinister” this week, popping a spooky DVD in and wrapping up in a warm blanket is a sure bet. But what to watch?
You’ll hear the usual responses: “The Evil Dead“, “The Exorcist”, “Psycho”, “The Omen”, “The Blair Witch Project”, and so on and so forth. But who doesn’t at least already know the premise of most of these movies? Where’s the surprise when everyone already knows (SPOILER) that everyone dies before we even see the bloody witch?
View slideshow: Scenes from 2001′s slow-burn shocker, ‘Session 9′
So just for you, my fellow horror fans, and as much for myself as well, I have asked my fantastic circle of Twitter friends for suggestions. I asked them to tell me of the “greatest horror films you probably haven’t seen”, and the response was great. I can’t wait to start watching some of these titles, and to share them with you so that you can have a surprising evening of horror, at home under your favorite blanket.
Our next scary flick on this list, following “The Loved Ones“, “Martyrs“, and others, is 2001′s “Session 9“. This is another that I have actually seen already and although it didn’t strike me as much as it has others, there is no denying its popular following, and its incredible use of atmosphere, tension, and mounting dread. Many thanks go out to @imgarethtucker and Facebook friend Samara for this twisted, mind-bending suggestion…
(Read the full story, check out the slideshow, and watch the movie trailer here, at Examiner.com)