I admit I’m not a big fan of the gory slashers. Then again, I haven’t seen that many of them. I however, adore more quiet and psychological horrors and that’s what I’m here to talk about today. We’ve all seen things like Psycho, and American Werewolf in Paris, so I’m going to skip them for the sake of hopefully introducing you to something new. Hopefully one of these will end shivers down your spine!
The Birds (1963)
I already mentioned Psycho and American Werewolf. The first two on this list will be alternates opinions for those who are fans of those films. The Birds might be one of my favorite Hitchcock films, though I feel like it’s very underrated, having to compete with its far more icon cousin. As you may have guess, the movie is about birds. Violent, horrifying, blood-hungry birds.
The Joker might have died before teaming up with Catwoman, but it doesn’t mean we can’t get an awesome Nicholson and Pfeiffer team up here. Nicholson because a werewolf, and he’s badass. He falls in love with Pfeiffer and they both become werewolves. BADASS.
Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1965)
This one stars Christopher Lee! It is one of his lesser known movies, probably because he doesn’t play the villain. He was original going to cast as the infamous doctor, but he didn’t want to be type cast, so he took a supporting role. Though I personally adore this one, I don’t blame those who want to pass it. The lead actor is a bit hit-or-miss and there are a lot of B-movie moments, but he still manages to be charming, intense and intimidating. The plot is a twist on the Jekyll and Hyde story with Hyde as a grumpy anti-social and Jekyll as the charming lady’s man, a bit like the Nutty Professor, which may or may not have been inspired by this film…
This one is kind of cheating, because you can’t possibly finish it in a day, but it is a must see. You have the opinion of the manga or anime version. I recommend the latter, which is pretty much a frame by frame adaptation. It is a story about a doctor who saves a boy only to have the boy grow up and kill some influential people at the hospital. Everyone thinks the doctor is responsible for the murders and he must go out to prove the boy’s existence, and his own innocence.