Even if you really hate getting scared, you owe it to yourself to watch a scary movie on Halloween.
Now, whether the deepest cut you’ll indulge is The Nightmare Before Christmas or you consider Cannibal Holocaust child’s play, it’s your own prerogative to approach Halloween with varying levels of horror intensity. But even with that out of the way, there are still so many great horror movies to choose from that we’ve decided to make this year’s horror movie guide a bit more specific. In the age of Mad Men and Midnight in Paris, with false nostalgia serving as a comfort at every turn, we all have affinities for particular periods in popular culture. As such, here’s four decades worth of horror movie recommendations to curb your latest nostalgic impulses.
Night of the Living Dead
In terms of both politics and genre, this is one of the most influential films ever made. It’s always great when a movie can be definitive in its advocacy of civil rights as well as its zombie lure and mythology. Read more…