Monday, August 2, 2010

Images of Film: Windows Into Fear

Dear ol' Unkle Lancifer over at Kindertrauma was kind enough to invite me to participate in a "meme" (fancy word for chain-letter) in which bloggers post film screen-caps representing a particular theme of their choosing, and which showcase the "rich and exciting medium" of cinema. Sounded like fun, so I thought I'd take a stab at it.

In the world of horror, there always seems to be spooky goings-on around windows... whether you're peering out of them into the night, or something is peering back into them at you. I don't pretend to understand the pyschological underpinnings that make it so, but the fact is, if you want to make something seem just a little bit scarier, put a window in front of it.

Here's a collection of screen-caps from some of the spookier film moments involving windows. Even though this is only an exhibition, not a competition, I'll follow Unkle Lancifer's lead and post the film titles in the comments.


Brother Bill said...

1. Black Sabbath (The Wurdalak)
2. Twilight Zone-The Movie (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet)
3. The Other
4. Suspiria
5. Salem's Lot
6. Night of the Hunter
7. The Mist (black and white version)
8. Jurassic Park
9. The Innocents
10. Carnivale (Episode 6: Pick A Number)* *(Technically this might be a cheat, since its from a TV series and not a film... but then again, it's not TV, it's HBO!!)

Sam Gilmore said...

Man, that scene from Salem's Lot scared the sh@t out of me when I was a kid.

The Fiji Mermaid said...

I knew that Salem's lot scene would be here as soon as I read the first part of the post.

That movie was pretty terrible, but it had some classic scenes and that is one of them.... now ... let me in, he commanded it.

kindertrauma said...

Wow, wow and furthermore wow. These images are beautiful and I love the theme!

I knew you'd knock this meme out of the park Bill!-Unk

kindertrauma said...

I love #6... Mitchum gets all the props, but Lillian Gish is the bigger bad ass in that movie.

-- aunt john

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