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31.10.12

Films We Love - Halloween



Halloween is one of our favorite celebrations! We've been watching some scary films and came up with a list of classical horror movies for this month's selection of 'Films We Love'. Some of our favorite filmmakers make the top of our list: Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski among others that had created incredible movies. Ideal to watch in a spooky night, hope you guys enjoy it.

1. Psycho, 1960Based on Robert Blotch's novel by the same name: It is the story of a woman who goes to an isolated motel after stealing money from her employer and the aftermath of the encounter with the motel's disturbed owner and manager. 



2. The Birds, 1963: Based on Daphne du Maurier's story by the same name:  A wealthy San Francisco socialite seeks a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town, the trip turns bizarre when large amounts of birds form all kinds attack people.





3. The Shining, 1980Based on Stephen King's novel by the same name: After a writer takes a job, he goes to an isolated hotel and takes his family with him. His son discovers the ability to perceive paranormal encounters. In the midst of all the drama, the writer is influenced by a supernatural presence and intends to murder his family. 




4. The Exorcist, 1973Based on William Peter Blatty's novel by the same name:  tells demonic possession of a young girl and a mother's desperate attempt to have her daughter on her normal state with the help of two priests. 




5. Rosemary's Baby, 1968Based on Ira Levin's novel by the same name: It is the story of a young couple who move to a new apartment and have a baby. The pregnant woman fears that her husband may have made a pact with their neighbors to sacrifice their son for their rituals, in exchange for success in his acting career. 



6. The Silence of the Lambs, 1991Based on Thomas Harris novel by same mame: A young FBI beginner follows the advice of an imprisoned and manipulative killer to receive his help on capturing a serial killer who skins his victims. 




7. Halloween, 1978: On a halloween night a young boy murders his older sister by stabbing her with a kitchen knife. After fifteen years, he escapes from a psychiatric hospital and stalks two teenagers. 



8. A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984: Children of the lynch mob are stalked and killed in their dreams by spectral murderer Freddy Krueger. 



9. Dracula, 1931: Based on Bram Stoker's novel by the same name: An ancient vampire Count Dracula appears in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young lady called Mina.



10. Frankestein, 1931: Based Mary Shelley's novel by the same name: The modern prometheus (In gothic terms), it is the story of a scientist who rejects the man he just created artificially. The monster then escapes and promises revenge.