Tag: haunted houses

Scary Movies: The Shining

The movie this week is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, which I haven’t seen since high school and have wanted to see again for a long time. Upon rewatching, I think what makes this such a popular horror movie is how its ambiguities lend themselves… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: The Shining”

Scary Movies: Poltergeist

Well, I have a book to review and a movie to review, but since it’s October and I don’t want to fall behind on the scary movies, let’s do that one. The movie this time out is Poltergeist, written and produced by Steven Spielberg… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: Poltergeist”

Scary Movies: The Haunting

Ach! Behind by three scary movies! Okay, last time I promised I would review a bad one and a good one, and I did the bad one. This time, we’ll do a good one, The Haunting, directed by Robert Wise in 1963. This was… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: The Haunting”

Scary Movies: The House on Haunted Hill

I have previously ranked horror movies here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. Today’s movie is The House on Haunted Hill, a movie directed by B-movie gimmick-king William Castle, and famous for including real flying skeletons and other gags during its original run in the theaters. It’s one I’ve long wanted… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: The House on Haunted Hill”