All posts tagged: Favorite Scary Film

Favorite Scary Film: Sorry, Wrong Number

10.24.18 Hey there, time for another favorite film of mine. A classic one at that. Sorry, Wrong Number. It’s not a scary film per say, but it does give me a bit of the chills, especially the last fifteen minutes! Who doesn’t love old school movies?   Due to a telephone glitch, Leona Stevenson (Barbara Stanwyck), a controlling heiress confined to a wheelchair, overhears a conversation about a plan to kill a woman. Unable to leave her home or reach her husband (Burt Lancaster), and written off by the police, Leona struggles to uncover the truth through a series of phone calls that only lead her deeper into a mystery, which may involve her college rival, Sally (Ann Richards), and a scheme to sell pharmaceuticals on the black market. Released on September 1, 1948, this film noir thriller delivers. With great performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster, the film based on a 1943 radio play, has become a classic for me.  The film is available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon, and on and on. Just …

Favorite Scary Film: When A Stranger Calls

10.17.18 Hey! Another favorite scary film of mine, When A Stranger Calls. I discovered this old gem when I saw Bravo’s 100 Scary Moments several years ago. After seeing that scary moment in the film, I was anxious to know more about it. I bought the DVD and I wasn’t disappointed.  A young high school student babysits for a very rich family. She begins to receive strange phone calls threatening the children. When she finally realises that it’s not a joke, she calls the police, only to find that the calls are coming from inside the house. Starring Carole Kane and directed by Fred Walton (who directed the short film, The Sitter, which this film is based on) those 20 minutes of the film gave me chills! I used to babysit and this film would’ve cut short my babysitting career immediately. In fact, according to Wikipedia (my best friend), the film received a bit of a cult following because of those 20 minutes, which made it the scariest openings in horror history. Released on October …