'The Descent' director Neil Marshall says...

By Clark Collis
October 14, 2015 at 03:31 PM EDT

Director Neil Marshall has frightened more than a few folks with his utterly terrifying 2005 spelunkers-vs-monsters movie The Descent. And the British filmmaker is hoping to frighten a few more with the new horror anthology movie Tales of Halloween, which he codirected and which is released in theaters and on VOD Oct. 16.

But what film does Marshall watch when he wants to be chillerized over the Halloween season? 

“I’d have to go with John Carpenter’s The Fog — not Halloween,” he says. “Don’t get me wrong, I love Halloween, but it’s just a little too obvious for a Halloween movie. The Fog scared the crap out of me the first time I saw it, and that feeling kind of sticks with you. I just love the atmosphere of menace and dread. So much has to do with the music and the setting. There just aren’t enough seaside-town ghost stories!”

You can see the trailers for both The Fog and Tales of Halloween, below.