Thursday, May 27, 2010

Taking the color out of horror: Part 2

Because I'm a big fan of black and white horror, I've chosen several more films to take the color out of and imagine as a monochrome piece of work. If you missed part one, here it is.

And now - Part 2...

The Fog (1980)

Wind Chill

The Descent 2

Jurassic Park


*Foreign films are quite striking this way:

Sauna (2008, Finland)

Pan's Labyrinth (2007, Spain)

Let the Right One In (2008, Sweden)

*Black and white makes water look even more ominous.

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Lake Mungo


*Weren't vampires meant to be in monochrome?

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Dracula (1979)

Creepy kids...even worse in black & white...

The Omen

The Devil's Backbone

Trick 'r Treat

Children of the Corn

*I'd think twice before buying, renting, attending school, or spending the weekend in any of these places...

Burnt Offerings


The Amityville Horror

The Evil Dead

Psycho 2 [don't tell me that picture isn't perfect.....]

Again, period films really work this way.
The first of two from Angel Heart:

The Burrowers


*Werewolves: Proving color means nothing when you're talking terror.

Dog Soldiers

An American Werewolf in London

*Don't you hate it when the person next to you just might not be himself anymore?

The Thing (1982)

The Machinist [god that's dreadful!]

The Crazies (2010) [proving Timothy Olyphant looks good even without a bit of color in his cheeks.]

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Matt-suzaka said...

There are way too many good films in there to even begin commenting on them. The only one I have never heard of or seen is that one titled Sauna. That image was very cool and paired up with the rest of the pack, I would guess it's a good movie?

Christine Hadden said...

Matt - Sauna is a really atmospheric yet rather slow movie. Doubt it's for everyone but I couldn't resist all its creepy goodness! It's Finnish, but the dialogue is sparse at times so not annoying. Decent story...eerie stuff.

Matt-suzaka said...

I don't mind slow if the story is good, and I love me some good atmosphere. I'll be adding it to the list...thanks for the recommendation!

Budd said...

Pan's Labyrinth might lose something with this conversion.

Andrei said...

Some of these look AWESOME and I wouldn't mind one bit rewatching a few of them in black & white. That could be quite interesting, as a matter of fact.

stonerphonic said...

1 vote each for Lake Mungo, Trick or Treat, The Machinist. hell, the Machinist one is totally off the scale... excellent!!!