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

Topic: Scary Movie Week

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October 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Scary Movie Week: ‘The Others’

Watching Nicole Kidman in the quite forgettable “Before I Go To Sleep” last night, I was thinking of her in a much better horror movie: Alejandro Amenabar’s “The Others,” which came out 13 years ago and for some reason didn’t get much attention. But it’s one of my favorite scary movies of more-or-less-recent years, and…

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October 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Scary Movie Week: Oscar-winning horror films

Most horror films, it must be said, aren’t major players at awards time. (Some of them, because they don’t screen in advance, don’t even get many reviews; such as the “Saw” movies.) But, for those who like a bit of a pedigree with their horror, here’s a list of scary Oscar winners; helpfully compiled by…

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October 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Scary Movie Week: ‘The Birds’

As Scary Movie Week continues, I asked Mary Ann Gwinn — Seattle Times books editor, and my cube-mate here at the office — to name her favorite scary movie. Hers was a classic: Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” which she first saw as a child (age 10 or 11, she said, which is WAY too young for…

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October 27, 2014 at 9:14 AM

It’s Scary Movie Week!

Welcome to Scary Movie Week, an annual tradition at P&P. I’ll kick things off on a light note: this clever IKEA ad, inspired by “The Shining.” And, this week I’ll be asking various random people for their favorite scary movie, starting today with my college-age nephew, who promptly said “Cabin in the Woods.” How about you?

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