Ghost and House

Last year I posted a short list of movies that were gore-free and jump-free, yet still quickened the pulse enough to match the season.  Here are some more.


Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter(1974)  A young ex-soldier and his companion travel across England killing vampires and picking up cute girls.  This is more of an adventure than it is an outright horror movie.  As if Buffy Summers were a blond man in the 18th Century.  A bit of blood at the end but no real jump scares.

Corpse Bride (2005)  Tim Burton’s usual fair with some Gothic romance thrown in.  A bit icky about physical decay but that’s all.  Stop-motion.

The Orphanage (2007)  A mother’s young son goes missing in a haunted house.  One gory scene involving a car crash but mostly intensely creepy.  Spanish language.

Stir of Echoes (1999)  A young family man in Chicago starts hearing and seeing things that are not there.  A few scary appearances of ghostliness but no slashing or hacking.

The Haunting (1963) A group of psychic spend some time in a supposedly haunted house.  One or two definite jump-scares but not gory.

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