I’m sure that I’m leaving a lot of good ones, so Ill just list 10 of the horror movies that could never be called “grindhouse”.
- The Silence of the Lambs
- The Shining
- The Omen
- The Exorcist - which I didn’t find to be very scary but everyone else did
- (the next two are tied) The Village
10.The 6th Sense
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.