Every October I force myself to sit through this movie, with at least one light brightly burning, while peeking around the pillow I keep firmly planted against my face:
It stars Bette Davis. And her eyes. It features oh-so-chic stylings from the 70's. And let the record show...it's a Disney movie, albeit a very nontraditional Disney offering. Shiver-inducing and spook-filled, this movie scares the shadoobie out of me. Every. Single. Time.
"The Watcher in the Woods," is on my list of most chilling films ever. There's no blood, no gore, no hockey mask, or eerie piano accompaniment. A Gothic ghost/paranormal story at its finest, "The Watcher..." creeps me out, but in a good way. I love being frightened psychologically. I love that I've seen this movie at least twenty times and still have a hard time sleeping after each viewing. I love that the girl from "Ice Castles" co-stars, and holds her own against Ms. Davis. And her eyes.
You. Must. Watch.
*This message brought to you by Lula, who had to turn on the lights while embedding the movie clip from You Tube. For real.