The second George C. Scott film to make the list (who knew he was a horror superstar?) is as unnerving as it gets. Scott plays a widower who moves to quiet old mansion in Washington State. The house is pretty sweet, except for the ghost of a murdered boy who lives upstairs. A creepy seance follows, along with Scott attempting to solve a murder mystery and finally allow the child’s soul to rest.
Like Peeping Tom, Sisters is more of a psychological horror film than a slasher. But it does provide it’s share of blood. Margot Kidder plays twin sisters, one of whom might be a raging psychopath. An investigative reporter gets involved, and what she discovers horrifies her (and the viewer). It also features the delightful birthday scene pictured above… which ends rather poorly.
This 1974 film helped to launch the slasher movie craze by inspiring Halloween (as well as it’s own awful remake in 2006). It stars Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder (again!) as sorority sisters receiving terrifying calls to their home as they prepare to leave for Christma break. Director Bob Clark went own to make A Christmas Story, proving that Christmas was safe after all. He also made Porky’s, proving that you should never stick your penis through a peephole in the girls shower. It’s just not as safe as it seems.