ARY PAIR PICK THEIR TOP 10 HORROR FILMS
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