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    What are your favorite Halloween-themed or just plain spooky movies? What do you recommend for those who want to watch horror films as they prepare for Halloween?

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    My recommendations: Matilda; Trick ‘r TreatHalloween (1978); The Haunted Mansion and Hocus Pocus.

    These movies aren’t that scary, but they are moody and fun.

    If you are only interested in scary movies, I recommend you to watch The Conjuring; The Babadook or Insidious.

    As of the classics, you can watch The Blair Witch Project; Rosemary’s Baby; The Exorcist or The Shining.

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    So far (I watch horror movies and Halloween ones a lot during October) I’ve watched these (ranked from best to worst with reasoning and groupings):
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    1)Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994): Love this one.
    2)The Haunting (1963 film): This is by far one of my favs.
    3)The Amityville Horror (1979 film): Great one.
    4)Leprechaun (1993): Love this one.
    5)Halloween II (1981 film): Great.
    6)The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951): This was an unexpectedly great one.
    7)13 Ghosts (1960): This one is great.
    8)House on Haunted Hill (1999 film): I love this one.
    9)Scream 2 (1997): A classic.
    10)The Mummy Returns (2001): Love this one
    11)The Addams Family: Love it
    12)The Watcher in the Woods (1980 film): Good.
    13)Exorcist: The Beginning (2004): Good
    14)House of Wax (1953 film): I’ve always had a soft spot for this horrible movie lol. It’s so bad it’s good.
    15)Addams Family Values: Love it
    16)Hocus Pocus: Love it
    17)Escape Room (2019): Love it.
    18)Haunted High (2012): Hilariously bad it’s good.
    19)Gallowwalkers (2012): Not bad.
    20)The Bad Seed (1956 film): Great movie.
    21)Scream: A classic
    22)Joy Ride (2001): Love it.
    23)Boogeyman (2005): Good
    24)The Perfection (2019): Good
    25)Reign of the Gargoyles (2007): Surprisingly good
    26)Fractured (2019):Good
    27)Sinister 2 (2015): Good
    28)The Open House (2018): Good
    29)The Curse of La Llorna (2019): Good
    30)The Nun (2018): Good
    31)The Sixth Sense (1999): Good
    Avoid:
    32)Thirteen Ghosts (2001): As a kid….terrifying. Now, not so much.
    33)Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988): Meh
    34)Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985): Just ok.
    35)Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966): Weird. Just so weird.
    36)A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985): Decent
    37)When a Stranger Calls (2006 film): Meh
    38)Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988): Meh
    39)When a Stranger Calls (1979 film): Meh
    40)The Tingler (1959): Just awful.
    41)Grave Encounters (2011): Bad.
    42)Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015): Bad
    43)Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017): Bad
    44)The Wolfman (2010): Bad
    45)Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995): THIS CAST has two future Oscar winners and it’s godawful.
    46)The Village (2004 film): Awful
    47)Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1993): Awful
    48)The Banana Splits Movie (2019): Awful
    49)A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989): Awful
    50)Maniac Cop (1988): Awful
    51)Hush (2016): This was fun when I watched it the first time last summer but now not so much

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    The Omen
    The Others
    Van Helsing
    28 Days Later
    From Dusk till Dawn
    The Conjuring
    Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? (Are You Afraid of the Dark?)
    The Autopsy of Jane Doe
    Train to Busan
    Don’t Breathe

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    While I wouldn’t call it the greatest horror movie of all time, I believe the obvious choice is John Carpenter’s original Halloween. It’s probably the greatest slasher film ever, and it actually takes place on Halloween. I also disagree with the earlier comment. I find the film to be legitimately scary, and I think most people would agree. It’s got everything. A seemingly unstoppable force of pure evil, a genuinely likable main character (the fact that she’s played by Jamie Lee Curtis only makes her more likable), a chilling performance from Donald Pleasence, a beautifully eery atmosphere, fantastic scares that don’t rely on blood and gore to be effective, and probably the most iconic score that this genre’s ever seen. I believe it’s the perfect choice.

    However, if you don’t want to be scared, and you’re looking for something a little more fun, then I suggest Mel Brook’s comedic masterpiece; Young Frankenstein. Not only is the entire thing absolutely hysterical, but it also perfectly captures the look and feel of the classic universal movies. Every single actor turns in an exceptional performance, my personal favorite being Marty Feldman’s Oscar worthy work as Igor. Unlike today’s shallow parodies, Young Frankenstein has genuine heart and a strong story that is ultimately able to be similar and different to the tale that it’s parodying. If you want something spooky, but you’d rather laugh and scream, then I highly recommend Young Frankenstein.

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    I really think that Scream 1 and 2 are perfect for this time of the year.

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    Halloween is a classic. There’s barely any blood in it but Michael Myers character associated with that score.. damn

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    I know youre not going to like this Piper but The Evil Dead trilogy is a tradition for me every Halloween.

    Everyone else has mentioned films I might recommend.

    You might want to check out The Fearless Vampire Killers and Black Christmas.

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    Black Christmas!

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    Nightmare before Christmas

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    1. Halloween (1978)
    2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    3. Trick ‘R Treat
    4. Halloween (2018)
    5. Psycho (1960)
    6. Scream
    7. Get Out
    8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    9. Alien
    10. Suspiria (1977)

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