An American Werewolf in London
(PRWEB) October 28, 2009
Halloween is the night for ghouls, monsters and darkness and the evil that men do. It is an opportunity to carve pumpkins until hands are twisted with cramp, to disguise the kids and set them loose on the neighbours, and to eat sweets to excess!
After the kids are safely in bed it is time to turn out the lights and to watch some scary horror movies. Blockbuster's Halloween Special fright night movie selection is not for the feint-hearted, the list includes some of the most chilling fright flicks ever made. So for those who want to risk the experience read on and sign up for DVD rental!
Top of the list is "Saw", directed by James Wan and starring Cary Elwes, Danny Glover and Monica Potter. Fiendishly inventive and gory, Saw is one of the most alarming films you will ever see. It's a mental and emotional rollercoaster ride full of blood and surprises, a bonafide horror classic for anyone who can endure it.
Second on the list is The Ring. Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski keeps the atmosphere dark and full of dread as the world's scariest videotape makes it way into the world. Anyone who watches it receives a call to say that they have 7 days to live. After a week, the suspension is intense, is there any way to avoid the curse?
The Prince of Darkness is about demons and zombies, flesh-eating bugs and psychotic down-and outs. A motley collection of science, religious and philosophy types join forces to investigate Satan's Second Coming. Surrounded by all manner of beasties in a shadowy church, they are unnervingly advised to "Pray for death".
A thoroughly nasty but compelling tragedy, The Fly is about a tale of an eccentric scientist who turns one cell at a time, into a giant, hairy, acid-spewing fly. Director David Cronenberg, a main obsessed with viscera, avoids the camp of the '50s original by first getting sympathy for Jeff and Geena before dragging them through mutant hell all the way to a horrifying climax.
Aptly named Fright Night is also on the list. Vampire movies are rarely watchable and even fewer are genuinely scary. This is one of the good ones, maybe the best.
Other films on the list include "A Nightmare on Elm Street", directed by Wes Craven, "The Evil Dead", directed by Sam Raimi and "An American Werewolf in London" directed by John Landis and "Friday the 13th" featuring a young Kevin Bacon.
The classic film "Alien" is also on the list. When the time came to shoot the now-famous chest bursting sequence in which a baby alien pops out of John Hurt's innards, director Ridley Scott neglected to tell his cast exactly what was going to happen. The look of genuine surprise and horror on their faces mirrors those of audiences worldwide who to this day remain freaked out by this remarkably creepy sci fi movie.
Another classic, "The Omen" is also on the list. A kid does not have much of a chance in life when his mother's a jackal and his father's the Devil, unless he wants to rule the earth that is!
"Dawn of the Dead", when there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth! Robbed of darkness, the dead are forced to menace the living in the brightly lit, settings of a shopping mall. It turns out that there's dread in the daytime too, as zombies are dragged from the shadows.
The list would not be complete without "Halloween" directed by John Carpenter and starring Donald Pleasence. A creepy edgy masterpiece, it launched seven sequels of its own.
If the list of most "fright night" movies does not stir you into action then Blockbuster compiled a list of the top 100 Greatest Horror Movies, which is part of a brand new section called Blockbuster Essentials, available exclusively at Blockbuster.co.uk. From Essential Action films to Essential Drama, TV, World Cinema and beyond, Blockbuster has made it easy to find unmissable movies for your rental list on DVD and Blu-ray.
Sign up for DVD rental and rent DVDs by post. Unlimited or light user rental packages are available with no delivery charges; choose from our list of essential movies or our exclusive new DVD releases or buy online for Blu-ray.
Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI and BBI.B) was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1985 and is a leading global provider of in-home rental, retail movie and game entertainment.
In 20 years, Blockbuster has grown from a single video rental store to become the biggest rental company with stores in many companies around the world.
The first Blockbuster store in the UK opened in March 1989 (Walworth Road, London) and the UK is now the largest Blockbuster business outside the US.
Blockbuster's goal is to be the destination of choice for movies, games and home entertainment both in-store and online. The company is continually looking for ways to offer its customers more value, choice and convenience. To this end, in September 2002, Blockbuster UK introduced its online DVD rental service. This service has grown and now allows customers to have access to almost every DVD and Blu-ray disc available in the UK.
Blockbuster.co.uk provides the latest releases and also gives its customers much more choice from classic titles, foreign films, music DVDs, interactive game DVDs, language DVDs and popular TV series.
Through its links with the major film studios, Blockbuster also feature exclusive DVD rentals that you cannot rent or buy anywhere else at the time of launch. Past exclusives have included Gran Torino, The Mist, Saw V and the box office smash Taken.
In 2009, Blockbuster.co.uk launched Online Xtra, a selection of new online rental plans that have the distinction of also including Blockbuster store rentals as part of the same Blockbuster rental package. These plans are exclusive to Blockbuster, and combine the range and convenience of online rental with the flexibility of being able to pick up rentals in-store whenever members like. With Online Xtra Blockbuster customers can get the best of both the online and offline worlds.
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