There's a big difference between 'horror' and 'horrible', and these 10 films prove the point perfectly.
In essence, As I Lay Dying is a character study and as a director, Franco crafts same with a combination of finesse and an unflinching eye.
Red for Rosemary
You may not lose any sleep over the situations in Toad Road, but the urban legend itself (and how this film visualizes it) may be enough to creep you out.
Beware of the good guys.
Greenstreet and Lorre go Victorian
It's this sense of hope, no matter how inaccurate or wrong-minded, that makes this Maniac different. Add in the artistic approaches and you have something that's worthy of approval, not uproar.
About the closest anyone has come to this is level of confrontation is Steven Spielberg with Schindler's List, or even better, Spike Lee with his incendiary Bamboozled.
Welcome to our ongoing field guide to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies and the creatures that inhabit them. This week: mysterious goings-on in the desert can only mean one thing in It Came From Outer Space.
It's...a fine film with many moments of jaw-dropping mischievousness, but it also struggles to live outside its anti-Disney designs.