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[Exclusive] American Authors Share Their Favorite Horror Films And One TV Show

Alt-rock band American Authors may not be the normal sound that we post here on Bloody-Disgusting Music but that doesn’t mean they aren’t horror fans! And just in time for Halloween the band has put together a list of their favorite horror films (and one TV show)!

The band states, “We love exploring areas around the country that are supposedly known to be haunted. Hell, Zac and James even spent a week living in one of America’s most notoriously haunted mansions just to document their experience. Here are a few of our favorite haunted house films (and one tv show).

Head on below to check out the list and get some movie suggestions for tonight!

Poltergeist (1982)
-A classic horror film that keeps the imagination wandering through out the entire film. “They’re here”.

The Shining (1980)
-Watching jack Nicholson go absolutely insane is amazing and terrifying all at the same time.

The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)
-Not terribly scary but liked how they jump back and fourth between modern day and flashbacks of the house. Very cool scene when the supernatural starts coming out of the kid’s mouth.

Paranormal Activity (2007)
-A classic haunted house premise done with a modern hand held style. The way they build the suspense and anticipation is great.

The Amityville Horror (1979)
-The house just looks terrifying. It looks like it has an evil face on it. Also probably one of the best horror film scores ever.

The Orphanage (2007)
-An absolutely visually stunning film. The cinematography and effects make this one stand out.

The Others (2001)
-Another beautifully shot film with a killer twist at the end.

1408 (2007)
-Films that play on one person’s mental struggles are always interesting. Awesome to see John Cusack battle with himself to stay sane.

The Changeling (1980)
-A lot of horror films would be nothing with the haunting sound effects. The sound design in this classic is very eerie.

American Horror Story Season 1 (2011)
-I had doubts about this show when it started being advertised but found it to actually be really good. It was great how they brought up classic murder cases to tie into the haunting of the house.

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