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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

October 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Scary Movie Week: What frightens the frightmasters?

Couple of years ago, the New York Times asked some well-known horror filmmakers — such as Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”), Edgar Wright (“Sean of the Dead”), John Landis (“American Werewolf in Paris”), and Ti West (“The Innkeepers,” “The House of the Devil”), among others — what movies scared them most. The answers make good reading, and you can read the whole thing here. In a nutshell, though, four titles kept coming up (“The Shining,” “The Exorcist,” “Texas Chain Massacre,” “The Thing”) along with some less-expected choices: “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” “Soylent Green,” and the original Bela Lugosi “Dracula.”

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