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 the priest sacrifices himself to save the little possessed girl?
View slideshow: Scenes from 1981′s nightmarish Italian horror, ‘The Beyond’
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.
We’re kickin’ it old-school with our next spooky selection , following “Session 9“, “Eden Lake“, and others, as we take a look at 1981′s “The Beyond“. I don’t even know where to begin with this classic piece of surrealist, outlandishly violent Italian horror cinema. The trailer looks like a literal nightmare. Naturally, I can’t wait to watch it. Many thanks go out to @LilBlogOHorrors for suggesting this nightmarish descent into terror…
(Read the full story, check out the slideshow, and watch the trailer here, at Examiner.com)