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Halloween Movie Favorites: The Babadook

The Babadook — a brilliant low-budget psychological horror that centers around a sinister storybook — just might be the spookiest movie to watch if, like me, you spend your days literally surrounded by books. Made for $2.5 million by Australian actor and director Jennifer Kent, The Babadook was a labor of love. The idea stemmed from an earlier project […]

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What an Excellent Day for an Exorcism

For as long as I can remember, I have always gravitated towards things with a supernatural, spooky bent. So perhaps it is no great surprise that one of my all-time favorite movies is The Exorcist. The Exorcist is an Oscar-winning, psychological horror film directed by William Friedkin and written and produced by William Peter Blatty, […]

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Halloween Movie Favorites: The Shining

It all began with a married couple with a small son, his imaginary friend “Tony” and a resort hotel high in the Colorado Mountains.  Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s famous horror novel, The Shining is filled with intellectual horror and beautiful cinematography. Whether it’d be the famous line, “Here’s Johnny!” or the twins […]

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