Nowadays I am a pretty pragmatic person, I believe mostly in what I see and have a healthy does of scepticism versus the supernatural but that doesn’t mean it can’t scare me shitless! This weeks theme for the themed Thursday is haunted houses and it made me think of one of the few horror movies that actually scared me for real. And it wasn’t even in color.
I happened on this movie from 1959 late one night and just couldn’t turn it off. It uses very fem special effects, mostly just sounds but I still remember the creeping fear it instilled in me. The fear that stuck around a good long while after. The haunted house troupe is still my favourite scary movie troupe. Other good examples of it are The Others and The Orphanage.