Since we're having movie weather in Utah and it is Halloween weekend, I'd like to share my picks for some of my favorite "nail-biter" movies. Notice I didn't say Horror movies. I can't stomach the super-gory stuff very well, although there are a some from the genre I have to give kudos to.
In no particular order:
Rear Window - A classic from the great Mr. Hitchcock with the sublime Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Guaranteed to make you shout at the screen at least once.
Halloween - Flashes of the silent but deadly Michael Myers still invade my consciousness on occasion. I wouldn't watch this if it came out today, but viewing it with my friends as a teen evoked many girlish screams.
When a Stranger Calls - *spoiler alert*
"The calls are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE."
The Sixth Sense - Creepy and one of the best surprise endings ever
Duel - Still hate semi trucks today because of this movie
Misery - I have adopted some Annie-isms such as cockadoodie and Mr. MAN. You authors out there better get the ending right.
Scream (only the first one) - A great job of blending humor with truly scary moments
Jaws - Who hasn't had a moment where you feared a shark would suddenly attack you in the pool?
The Terminator - I'll be back!
Psycho - Mother recommended it to me.