Finally, Shocktober is upon us, I have luckily managed to gather 20 horror/halloweenish oscar nominated movies. First week is dedicated to all the ghosts and invisible men out there.
The Uninvited (1944)
A classic ghost story. Great atmosphere, but maybe a bit heavy on the melodrama, making it drag from time to time. Very effective use of FX.
Nominated for Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) in 1945.
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
What you can expect from a classic Universal horror, in a good way, and perfect for October viewing. Most of the Universal monster sequels are good, just as good, or even better than the original. This is probably not better, but holds its own.
Nominated for Best Effects-Special Effects in 1941.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Beatiful and kind of sad, maybe it is because I have not seen a classic hollywood film handle themes of embracing isolation and loneliness before. And it never gets to heavy or depressing, but rather kind of solacing.
Nominated for Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) in 1948.
This made me super sleepy. I enjoyed it very much, but it was a struggle getting through. Good thing it is split into four parts so I could take a break every now and then. Visually stunning, but it is three slow hours. Make sure to have coffee ready.
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (Japan)in 1966.