Got Your Scare On?

Halloween is fast approaching. Having a Friday the 13th land in October helped to set that scary mood, but if that just wasn't enough, here are a few more mood-setters for you. Start with a viewing of these classic trailers, and give us your vote on which you think is scariest:

Friday the 13th
The Omen

If that's not enough to get you in the mood, you can always visit the cineplex for The Grudge 2, still kicking butt at the box office with over $31m in the past two weeks. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D open in 168 IMAX theaters over the weekend, and still managed to pull in over $33m.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning slipped a bit this weekend, taking in only $3.8m. But, with a cumulitive gross over $35m, maybe it's not as bad as Peter Travers at RollingStone says in his review, where he calls it a "...putridly written, directed and acted prequel..."

--The Grudge 2 Trailer
--Nightmare Trailer
--Texas Chainsaw Trailer
If you don't feel like venturing out to the theaters, our own C. Robert Cargill recommends two DVDs to get you in the Halloween mood. He calls Below (2002), "...well worth seeking out, especially if you're looking for some creepy Halloween viewing."

Cargill also recommends The Changeling (1980) starring George C Scott, saying "This is one of those films that demands that you make a bowl of popcorn, turn out every light in your house, and let it scare the pants off you."
Also out on on DVD next week are Slither, Monster House, An American Haunting, and Saw II.

If you don't even want to venture out of your house, tune into TCM's Underground (hosted by filmmaker and legendary rocker Rob Zombie) for late night showings of horror classics. This Friday, October 27, they air George Romero's Night of the Living Dead at 2:00AM, followed by his 1973 effort, The Crazies.
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Ted, staffer