Check out some high-definition DVDs this Halloween that are really frightening—or just frighteningly bad.
October 24, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
- “A Clockwork Orange” (1971) - Stanley Kubrick’s look at the future, where a little bit of the ultra-violence can make your blood curdle.
- “Alice Cooper Live at Montreaux 2005” (2005) - Alice rocks the heavy metal, and he’s always pretty frightening looking.
- “Arlington Road” (1999) - Tim Robbins in the villain role. The ol’ good-guy turns evil in character, and he’s easy to be afraid of.
- “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) - If it weren’t for this classic zombie flick, we wouldn’t have had the title Shaun of the Dead.
- “The Devil’s Rejects” (2005) and “House of 1,000 Corpses” (2003) - Can something directed by Rob Zombie not be a gore-fest? Like a car wreck, you just can’t look away from these companion pieces.
- “Halloween” (1978) - Michael Myers made everyone want to stay in their houses instead of going trick-or-treating.
- “Hostel” (2005) and “Hostel Part II” (2007) - Yeah, you might want to cancel your European backpacking trip after a double dose of these director’s cuts.
- “Return to the House on Haunted Hill” (2007) - It’s a big scary house on a big scary hill, so why did they return to it?
- “Saw” (2004), “Saw II” (2005), “Saw III” (2006) - Since the plot twist at the end of the first Saw was so inane, they decided to make to more films to see if they could top it. Have a marathon.
- “Scooby-Doo” (2002) - The Mystery Machine crime solvers know how to roll, and there’s always a villain to unmask at the end of a good Scooby-Doo thriller, right?
Do you have a must-see scary movie that didn’t make our list? Are there any horror flicks that you can’t wait to see on HD DVD or Blu-ray? Let us know by posting a comment below.
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