Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 11

by Fallon Morey 

Alien (1979)
Directed by Ridley Scott
Twentieth Century Fox


Disclaimer: this author has always considered Alien (1979) among the scariest movies of all time. Ridley Scott’s commercial directorial debut showed the world that science movies can be scarier than their psycho-killer-in-a-mask counterparts. It launched Sigourney Weaver’s acting career in her first starring role as Ellen Ripley and brought artist H. R. Giger’s work into mainstream visibility. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 11”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 7

by Caitlin Marceau 

Misery (1990)
Directed by Rob Reiner
Columbia Pictures Corporation


For most millennials, Kathy Bates is best known for her horrifying roles in the hit series American Horror Story. But for those of us old enough to have seen an R-rated film in the ‘90s, her penchant for playing terrifying characters was first—and arguably best—demonstrated in the film Misery.

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Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 3

by Michael Brueggeman 

Suspiria (1977)
Directed by Dario Argento
20th Century Fox International Classics


Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo film, Suspiria, is a cult cinema classic. Between the assaultive cinematography of Luciano Tovoli, and the hypnotic, prog-rock soundtrack of Italian band Goblin, Suspiria rests firmly on the cutting-edge, throat first. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 3”

Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 1

by Caitlin Marceau 

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez
Artisan Entertainment


Kicking off our list of Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween is The Blair Witch Project. This film follows the story of a group of independent filmmakers who set out to explore the fable of the Blair Witch for a documentary. But soon the trio finds themselves lost in the woods, and are forced to confront the very horror they thought existed only in legend. Continue reading “Sanitarium’s 31 Pics Of Halloween – Day 1”