October is the month to scare yourself silly. The leaves are falling from the trees, the evenings are getting too short and there might just be someone stood behind that door. With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, it’s the perfect excuse to buy that HD TV, get some Blu-rays in and prepare to hide behind the cushions. Here’re a few top scares you can enjoy in HD;
The obvious choice. John Carpenter’s 1978 chiller brought the slasher movie to a mainstream audience. It sparked a craze for masked madmen with a thing for teenage ne’er-do-wells that would last a decade. With the pin sharp HD offered by our range of LED TVs, you’ll be able to enjoy every shadow, leaf and scream in this cinematic landmark.
The Shining (1980)
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Making sure cinemagoers everywhere are scared of nursery rhyme sayings, and reminding us all why it’s never a good idea to accept jobs in out of the way locations with only your family and an axe for company. The Shining’s getting a cinema rerelease this Halloween, but you can see the reds, whites and ghouls in vivid colour at home.
If ever a director was made for HD, it’s Dario Argento. Known for his strong colour pallets, Argento’s films have more than a little of the theatre of the macabre about them. This, perhaps his best known movie, is remembered for stunning tableaux and big shocks. Prepare to be scared, impressed and more than a little confused.
The Exorcist (1973)
Even if you’ve not seen The Exorcist, you’ve seen The Exorcist. Everybody from the Scary Movie crew to French and Saunders have had a go at mocking it – and they wouldn’t all bother to mock a dud. There aren’t many scenes you can talk about on a family blog like this, but trust us when we say you’re in for more than a few shocks. That iconic street light will look scarier than ever in crystal clean HD.
People can get snooty about horror films, but Psycho is one you can brag to your arty friends about having seen. Director Alfred Hitchcock worked hard to keep the film’s plot a secret upon release, refusing entry to anyone who arrived late and buying up as many copies of the source novel as he could find in order to keep the ending a secret. There’ll be nowhere to hide during the infamous shower scene when you’re watching on a good quality telly.
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