#3 - Your Hoop-Tober is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key 🎃 (2017)
For fans of horror (or genre cinema in general) that haven't given silents a try, I'd say Lon Chaney can be your gateway star. Not Keaton or Chaplin. You should start with Chaney.
This was a very enjoyable and creepy thriller. I'm in the midst of a huge Chaney kick and I don't see things slowing down anytime soon. While this doesn't reach the heights of HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, WEST OF ZANZIBAR or THE UNKNOWN, if you enjoyed any of those films, I can't see how you wouldn't dig this one. Only thing that holds THE PENALTY back is it doesn't stick the landing.
Not as oppressively dark as WEST OF ZANZIBAR, but still a pitch black thriller very much worth your time.
And how much did Chaney's sidekick look like Rutger Hauer?