Eyes Without a Face (movie)

Halloween movies: Kenneth Turan's seductively scary picks

Halloween movies: Kenneth Turan's seductively scary picks

With Halloween here, some classic scary films are appearing on the horizon, less graphic than their modern counterparts, but no less effective for that.

A personal favorite is that eerie classic from France, Georges Franju's elegant "Eyes Without a Face," about a mad doctor who will do anything -- anything! -- to restore his daughter's destroyed face. Newly released in Blu-ray by Criterion, it's truly unnerving from start to finish.

Less formally beautiful but equally memorable is the six-film "Vincent Price Collection," released by Scream Factory, which includes some of the actor's memorable collaborations with producer-director Roger Corman: "The Pit...

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