31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees from Kevin Bacon: ‘Prince of Darkness’

“Prince of Darkness” (1987) – John Carpenter’s  biggest films are “Halloween” (1978) and “The Thing” (1982), but he’s delivered many more frightening flicks than his grandest tentpole movies.  “Prince of Darkness” is one of them, as he combines religious themes with an apocalypse scenario reminiscent of Romero’s zombie movies.  Carpenter favorite Donald Pleasance plays a Los Angeles priest who invites a professor (Victor Wong) and his students to a monastery to examine a sizable can of bizarre, swirling green liquid.  Well, the green goo drips some clues that it has…

31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ‘Videodrome’

“Videodrome” (1983) – Who or what is Videodrome?  For starters, it’s a television show broadcast out of Malaysia that depicts torture, human being on human being.   Surely, the torment isn’t real.  Right?  Well, Max Renn’s (James Woods), the head of a TV station that specializes in eccentric programming, is curious about the said program. However, he stumbles onto a path of treachery and sleaze, and that’s just the beginning. Writer/director David Cronenberg’s body-horror-meets-technology flick traverses into mind-boggling spaces, as the events like a character inserting a videotape into another’s torso…

31 Scary Movies that are 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: ‘Sisters’

“Sisters” (1972) – Brian De Palma sometimes gleefully dives into Hitchcock territory (“Blow Out” (1981), “Body Double” (1984)) but with a bloodier, grittier edge. “Sisters” is a perfect example.  Phillip (Lisle Wilson) meets a young, attractive model, Danielle (Margot Kidder). After spending the night, he unceremoniously meets Danielle’s twin sister, Dominique (also played by Kidder).  Let’s just say that the latter sibling isn’t as congenial as the former.  A crime is committed.  An upstart reporter (Jennifer Salt) tries to solve the mystery, and the clues are in plain sight!  See…