I'm stealing elizabeth's idea for a post pretty brazenly, but I've also been watching lots of movies as of late on account of the useless log of flesh we call a broken leg keeping me weighted to the couch. But it's SpOoKy SzN, so I've been watching a lot of horror movies.
Horror is a genre I've always liked. I'd argue it's one of the most schlocky corners of cinema, with lots of cheap thrills and teenagers being brutally punished for being teenagers. But there's a weird sort of artistry to it - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a slasher, but it's infamously short on gore in service of an environmental message (director Tobe Hooper (a hack, to be sure) famously called it a "Movie about meat"). In contrast, Midsommar lacks a lot of the trappings of a traditional horror movie, but still it uses building tension and shocking imagery to sell the break-up of the main characters. I'm in love with every movie Jordan Peele has directed. Point being, horror movies - even bad ones - make straighforward points in weird and interesting ways, and I enjoy the use of anxiety as entertainment.
And, hell, it's almost Halloween! So, Hubski, what're your favorite spooky movies? Any gems in the rough, or old classics you'd like me to take a second look at?