ARY PAIR PICK THEIR TOP 10 HOR­ROR FILMS

Irish Daily Mirror - - POLLYHUDSON - BY BRIAN MCIVER

s JAMIE Lee Curtis, above, and Don­ald Plea­sance star in this film about a mask-wear­ing men­tal pa­tient who es­capes his se­cure unit hell­bent on a bloody home­com­ing.

The power of the mask is im­mense – and a tech­nique that was copied in var­i­ous it­er­a­tions that came af­ter­wards.

The es­caped-ma­niac-on-th­eloose for­mat is ex­pertly

done. THE van of a Scooby Doo-style gang of youths breaks down in the mid­dle of nowhere and they are then picked off by Leather­face (Gun­nar Hansen, left) and a de­ranged fam­ily of butch­ers. Hands down one of the most dis­turb­ing films of all-time – their sunny, long-haired, hippy in­no­cence is shred­ded and ripped apart in the most bru­tal way. You will re­mem­ber the set vividly – skin lamp­shades and bones as dec­o­ra­tion – and you get shivers just think­ing about it.

Flora Bird, top, and Kieran Wood

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