If you’re looking for some scary movies to watch this Halloween, you can’t go wrong with a few recommendations from Guillermo del Toro. The director-producer, whose gothic romance Crimson Peak is currently in theaters, is best known for his work on hauntingly surreal Spanish-language horror movies like Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and The Devil’s Backbone (2001). But the director is also a movie history buff, whose house in Los Angeles is decorated with memorabilia from some of the most important horror films of all time.
In a recent WIRED video, the horror director and aficionado lists his five favorite scary movies, which range from 1960s haunted house films, to the most famous shark attack movie of all time. It’s interesting to note that del Toro, whose films are often lavish CGI-driven productions, has predominantly chosen older films that rely on simpler physical effects as his favorites. After listing his favorites, del Toro dives into a few thoughts and anecdotes about other scary movies. Check it out above.