Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Favorite Movies: SUSPENSE

With Fall coming on, I began to think of Halloween.  It's right around the corner you know.  Rather than jump right into the slasher flicks that we always think of at Halloween, I thought I would start out with a few of my favorite suspense movies.  No gore, no blood, just nail biting intense fun! 

I tend to have a thing for classic movies so I will begin with a few of my faves.  Rebecca (1940) is one of Alfred Hitchcock's many masterpieces.  A naive young woman (played by Joan Fontaine) marries a wealthy widower (Laurence Olivier) and moves into his massive mansion.  Unfortunately the memory of first wife, Rebecca, remains in the atmosphere.  This movie includes a very creepy housekeeper that you love to hate!

GaslightGaslight (1944) stars Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten.  Again a young woman (Bergman) marries an older man (Charles Boyer). The new couple moves into the house that  once belonged to her mother, who committed suicide after years of insanity.  Strange goings on begin to happen in the house that make the young bride believe she herself might be cursed.  Is it all in her head or is someone driving her to madness?

A movie I just last Halloween season was the The Road Builder (1971)(aka The Night Digger).  Starring Patricia Neal as a lonely woman living with her abusive mother, when handsome young stranger arrives.  

The movie, Spiral (2007), is another recent find for me.  The cast includes Joel Moore, Amber Tamblyn and Zachary Levi (from CHUCK).  A creepy tale about a reclusive man who befriends an outgoing coworker.  He begins to paint portraits of her until his past catches up (as always).   
I have so many more but alas I will leave you with one of my all time favorite suspense thriller nail biting movies, Shallow Grave.  Ewan McGregor, Kerry Fox and Chris Eccleston lead this cast of unlikable people.  After a  new flat mate dies unexpectedly the the existing roomies find a load of cash he has left behind.  Oh what to do?  

Please include your favorite Suspense thrillers!  (Still to come Comedic Horror Flicks, Classic Terror Tales and Modern Day Scary Movies!

1 comment:

  1. oooh, new (to me) movies to check out this halloween!