6 Classic Horror Movies For ‘PLL’ Fans to Watch This Halloween

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One of the best parts of Pretty Little Liars is all the nods it gives to awesome scary flicks. ’tis the season for horror movies, right? And since tonight’s the Halloween episode of the show (seriously, who’s going to die?!), it’s the perfect time to check out these terrifying movies that remind us of creepy PLL scenes. Read on, and make sure to join the little lying conversation on our Pretty Little Liars message board!

Spencer Spying on Jason Makes us Think of Rear Window
Characters are constantly spying on each other, even the Little Liars! For instance, Spencer spotted Jason working in a shed behind his family’s old home and did quite a bit of spying on him from her bedroom window.

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Spying on your neighbors was perfected in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954), which features a photographer locked up in his room with a leg injury. Naturally, he uses his down time to spy on neighbors, thinks he sees a murder committed and investigates. (FYI, Shia LaBeouf‘s Disturbia is based off this flick!)

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Jenna’s Temporary Blindness Makes us Think of Wait Until Dark
An accident involving amateur pyrotechnics, a garage and the Little Liars happened before we came in on the story and left Jenna blind until this season. Even though her treatments eventually restored her sight, she was afraid to reveal that she could see again for her own safety from A(?) and the little liars. There’s clearly quite a bit still unfolding there.

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Audrey Hepburn also adjusted to sudden blindness in Wait Until Dark (1967). Except instead of taunting text messages, she had to worry about intruders in her apartment after a doll stuffed of drugs.

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This Is A Dark Ride Makes us Think of Murder on the Orient Express
The new Halloween special hasn’t aired yet. The previews for it, though, tell us that the little liars are stuck on a train with A(s) who have bad intentions, naturally! Of course, the Rosewood Ghost Train won’t be all in good fun.

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Agatha Christie wrote the book (literally) about murder on a moving train, Murder on the Orient Express (1974). The movie adaptation includes a car full of glam train passengers under suspicion for murder. When you’re in a compact space, anyone could be the guilty party! (Take note for the new Halloween special.)

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The Lost Woods Resort Makes us Think of Psycho
It didn’t take much to remind us to of a famous shower murder scene when we saw the little liars venture to the run-down motel, which doubles for A’s hideout. That place was super creepy and we wouldn’t want to step near there.

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You’ve probably heard of Alfred Hitchcock and checked that you’re alone before you step in the shower because of Pscyho (1960). A lone woman checks into a motel and you’re in for a big surprise! That is, if you’ve managed to avoid hearing the movie plot. Watch it anyway!

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Mona’s Betrayal Makes us Think of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The air in Rosewood is thick with envy. We always suspected that Mona has something up her fab sleeves and we were right! NGL, we’re still reeling a little bit about Mona exacting revenge for her former unpopularity. And she still has power over Hanna, who’s looking for answers about ‘A’ and her betrayal.

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In a creepier tale of codependence, a jealous younger sister cares for her crippled sister in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962). Both former child stars, the younger one clearly can’t get over how her sister got in the way of her fame. Did we mention the older sister was crippled when she was hit with a car?

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The Bell Tower Scene Made us Think of Vertigo
Whatever happened in that bell tower and to Ian Thomas is still a little blurry to us. The dark! The deception! Like most A encounters, it forced us to rewind our DVR and watch it again.

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Hitchcock’s (you guessed it!) Vertigo has a slightly dizzier bell tower death scene that leaves the leading man with motion sickness.

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2 Responses to "6 Classic Horror Movies For ‘PLL’ Fans to Watch This Halloween"

  1. Teen.com
    camara says:

    i think you could have done better. but i like what ever happened to baby jane and the last one (vertigo i think) sounds good. we’ll see…

    • Teen.com
      Amy says:

      How could they have done better? There’s no question that these movies were deliberately referenced in the show, and they’re all classics, *especially* Vertigo. You can’t beat Hitchcock.

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