Psycho -- a tranvestite killer with mommy issues. Do you know the effect that movie had on audiences in 1960?
The Silence of the Lambs -- Again, a serial killer using fat girls to make a skin suit. Since it was made after the grindhouses were dead, it isn't a grindhouse movie because it didn't play in a grindhouse theater. But it can play as an exploitation movie. Show it with some giallos.
Christine -- We covered this one.
The Shining -- Definitely an exploitation film. Would have played great in a grindhouse.
Seven -- released after the death of the grindhouses. Riffs a lot on the 70s serial killer movies.
Poltergeist: Did it play in the grindhouses? Don't know. Definitely a scary fuckin horror movies, showing that there were PG horror movies that did scare the shit out of you. Lost art.
The Omen: Did it play in the grindhouses? Don't know. It could have.
The Sixth Sense: Again, released way after the grindhouses died, so not a grindhouse movie. Another PG-13 movie that still can scare the shit out of people.
The Village: Again, released way after the grindhouses died, so not a grindhouse movie, because... wait for it.... it couldn't play in a grindhouse theater.