I can't stand a gory horror film. Ever since catching glimpses of Friday the 13th at a fellow five-year-old's b-day party, I was spooked and grossed out by the buckets of blood and limbs flying. Viewing horrific murders in graphic detail just sounds like the worst way to spend an evening. However, I absolutely adore a creepy old psychologically spooky film from the olden days (pre-70s). Anything Hitchcock or Vincent Price-- preferably featuring a haunted mansion, spooked maiden, candelabra, creepy old guy, ornate wallpaper, handmade ghoulish costumes, and old-time movie make-up-- absolutely tickles my fancy. I love the mysterious, the occult, and the dark looming atmospheric themes that loom over those old movies. This time of year, I love delving into the old spooky archives for a weird B-picture or an old classic I still haven't seen.
Its so hard to narrow the list to the top ten best old spooky movies, so I had to devise a list of those top fifteen that are on constant play in my house this time of year. Most of these films you can find via Netflix Instant or in full length on Youtube.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
King Kong (1933)