Penn Jillette knows horror.
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Along with co-illusionist Teller, Jillette has been making magic for decades, adding a trademark edge and an element of squirm (what's the harm in a little gore?) to the sold-out shows they've staged in Las Vegas and around the world. So it should come as no surprise that he wants to tap into his dark side and play the big bad in his movie, "Director's Cut."
But Jillette's latest endeavor requires some participation. The magician-slash-actor is crowdfunding "Director's Cut" (which he wrote) through Fund Anything, and a contribution could snag you some pretty sweet swag, from your name in the end credits to a private red-carpet screening of the finished movie.
When we heard Jillette was all-in (and then some) for his own horror-thriller, it seemed only natural that he share his favorite horror movies with us. And here are his top five, in no particular order, and in his own words.