My Favorite Scary Movie: 'Life Unexpected' Actor Austin Basis Screams For 'The Shining'

Austin BasisBoo! Did we scare you? No? Okay, well, maybe a fright-night feature will get your knees knocking. In anticipation of Halloween, we asked a slew of celebrities to suggest their favorite scary movies to get you in the mood for the ooky, spooky holiday.

You probably know today's guest blogger, Austin Basis, best as Math on The CW's "Life Unexpected." Which flick keeps Austin up at night? "The Shining"!

Blood pouring from an elevator door and splashing against the floor and walls, as it creeps towards us in slow-motion and drowns the frame red… Simple, yet absolutely terrifying—this is the trailer for my favorite scary movie: "The Shining."

"Here's JOHNNY!" sarcastically exclaimed through an axed-open door frame; "Come play with us, Danny," echoed in unison by a pair of naively ominous twin girls; "REDRUM!" repeatedly chanted to reveal (in a mirror) the word "murder" written on the bathroom door… Are you scared yet? Stanley Kubrick is a genius! It's got ghost kids, E.S.P., cabin fever, blizzards, an AXE!!! And what's a haunted hotel without a murderous history and a Native American burial ground beneath it? Jack Nicholson embodies homicidal mania with exuberance; Shelley Duvall is the personification of fear… Epic visuals and camera movements, along with the imposing score, will haunt you well into the night.

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