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

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 in the theaters and other gags during its original run. It’s one I’ve long wanted to see. It also stars Vincent… Continue Reading “Scary Movies: The House on Haunted Hill”