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Why BREAKING BAD is Definitely a Creature Feature

It’s Halloween night and we’ve now reached the end of our 2015 Nerdoween vlog series. We’ve helped you plan your Halloween party with a list of the best movies to group watch and we’ve scared you with our favorite creepy clowns. We told you some of our favorite horror classics, and maybe ruffled your feathers a bit with our stance on so-called “torture porn.” Now, we’re wrapping up with some of the scariest non-horror movies around.

I’m of the opinion that pretty much everyone likes horror, that everyone likes being scared, but maybe they don’t like to see the blood and gore often associated with the horror genre. There are plenty of movies that operate exactly as horror movies do, but they just don’t call themselves the “H word.” From No Country For Old Men to The Silence of the Lambs, I’m here today to open your eyes to the movies that I like to call “sneaky genre:” films that masquerade as dramas when really, at their core, they are straight up horror movies.

My favorite example has to be Breaking Bad, in my opinion a classic creature feature story of a mad scientist turning into a monster of his own making. Rewatch David Cronenberg’s The Fly and you’ll see that Seth Brundle and Walter White are essentially the same character and their transformations into monsters equally as terrifying.

These are just a few examples of “sneaky genre.” What are some of your favorites? What are the scariest non-horror movies in your collection? Tell us in the comments! For the last time in 2015, Happy Nerdoween!

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Clarke Wolfe writes Horror Happenings for Nerdist every Sunday. You can follow her on Twitter @clarkewolfe.

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