Friday, August 9, 2019

Black and White Horror Films


It's summertime, but you are starting to get the anxious feeling of wanting shorter days, longer shadows, and the exciting creep of Halloween getting closer and closer....

Let's take a nostalgic turn toward some of the best black and white horror to tickle your nostalgic summer ague.

I'd suggest that if you want to do a black and white movie marathon, you consider a black and white menu. Here's a page with some ideas. LINK


Descriptions thanks to IMDB - THE movie site.  

Devil Doll:  (1964) An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

The Haunting: (1963) A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Psycho: (1960) A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

The Birds:  (1963) A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Creature From the Black Lagoon:  (1954) A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

The Uninvited: (1944) A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Night of the Living Dead: (1968) A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

The House on Haunted Hill:  (1959) A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: (1956) A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Dead of Night: (1945)  An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

The Thing From Another World: (1951) Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.


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