I love Halloween. Getting drunk, eating a shitton of candy, and watching scary movies is pretty much how I like to spend every Saturday, plus I don't have to cook or buy anybody anything. In the spirit of the season, these are my all-time favorite films:
A blind woman has a corneal transplant, and suddenly she can see dead people! I guess there's a Hollywood remake starring Jessica Alba, but I haven't seen it. I learned from the Grudge that Asian horror movies just don't translate well into American culture.
Based on the Korean folktale "Janghwa Hongreyon-jon", two sisters are tormented by their evil stepmother. Or are they? Again, there's a Hollywood remake that probably isn't worth watching.
I like Guillermo del Toro's films a lot, and his spanish-language work is pretty much his best. This film dealt a lot with the Spanish civil war and the rise of fascism in Spain.
An adolescent vampire romance in a similar vein as Twilight, except watchable.
This is by far the scariest movie I have ever seen. Usually scary movies don't really scare me because I know that things like vampires and ghosts don't exist in real life. But the way the film was shot, sort of documentary-style, made it appear as though the events in the film were actually happening. I thought the Hollywood remake Quarantine was actually pretty good, but the original is still the best.