This Month’s Genre…
This month’s genre is, “Horrors, and Thrillers, and Halloween…Oh, My!”
This month, Reel Club throws back with its own little retro, cinematic Boo Bash, with a list of four terrifying, and often forgotten, films from the 60s and 70s.
This October, the films up for reaction are Wait Until Dark, Shock Corridor, Sisters, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. First, Audrey Hepburn “waits until dark,” when the bad guys are as blind as her character, to defeat her drug-seeking antagonists. Next, the classic Shock Corridor which takes viewers inside the minds of those in the most fragile of psychological states. Brian De Palma’s Sisters, perhaps the most forgotten film of the month’s selections, explores the ties that bind (both literally and figuratively). Last, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. True, this film is not forgotten, but its bloodier remake seems to, sadly, overshadow the 1974 original.
Hope you enjoy Reel Club’s retro Halloween celebration!