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Jordan Barker’s Halloween Watch List

Being a horror film geek, you get to meet a wide variety of up and coming directors, but once I met director Jordan Barker, I was instantly struck by his humility and his hilariously dry sense of humor.  Jordan stepped into the horror scene back in 2006 with his supernatural thriller The Marsh. (which starred Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) This year, he unleashed his well-received psychological thriller Duress to a sold out screening at Fantasticfest. (Review coming soon!) Jordan was able to take some time out of his jam-packed schedule to list his top Halloween films for KillerFilm.  Please take the time to read this talented man’s list and comment below!!

Halloween

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John Carpenter gets it right.  A perfectly- paced origin story of one of our greatest horror icons. I think of watching this one every year.


The Exorcist

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This is still my pick for scariest movie of all time.  It all has to do with the pacing and tone. Having seen this as a child, watching Linda Blair go through this was and still is terrifying.

Poltergeist

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Because my birthday is right around Halloween, I used to play Horror films at my birthday parties.  According to some of my scarred friends, I played Poltergeist at my grade 3 bash.  My mother got some phone calls on that one!  Classic.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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This original Tobe Hooper film still holds up for me.  No ghosts or goblins, just a bunch of crazies in a small town.  Delightful.

Blair Witch Project

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Some people hate this film.  This movie scared the crap out of me.  This movie was a phenomenon for the right reasons.  Well made, well acted, and something totally different.

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Donny Broussard

I enjoy the types of films that used to dominate late night television in the ’80s, spending time with my family, filmmaking, photography, Rubik’s Cubes, Diet Pepsi, building old Shogun Warriors model kits, Canon cameras, comic books, AOR, coconut ice cream, mac & cheese, cold pizza, popcorn, nachos, UL Football tailgating, film festivals, reading, Barry Manilow (don’t ask), films with both Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase in them, Alf, Pac Man, 1979 Trans AMs, beer, Godzilla, Hooters (both the restaurant and ones girls like to keep hidden), and Bigfoot (he’s real). I’m just saying.

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