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!!
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.
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.
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
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
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.