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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Martin Scorsese's 11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time

The Changeling, Number 6

Marty Scorsese is the American ultimate film curmudgeon (sorry, Bogdanovich) and so when he makes a list of the 11 Scariest Horror Movies of All Time -- on The Daily Beast -- well, we have to take note. But that doesn't mean that we should not ask questions. Like -- where the fuck is The Omen on that list? The Omen is, IMHO, the scariest film of all time, bar none. That scene in the abandoned Etruscan cemetery ("..Why here in this terrible place?") on a cold, windy night when Gregory Peck ("Father Spiletto, my name is Thorn") finds those twin graves: one with the remains of his murdered child and another with the bones of a jackal ... it is terrifying beyond words.

Also: an honorable mention for the profoundly spooky dreamscape of Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural ought to be in order.

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