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October 26, 2019 at 2:18 am #1203153430
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?
Discuss.October 26, 2019 at 2:27 am #1203153436
My recommendations: Matilda; Trick ‘r Treat; Halloween (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.October 28, 2019 at 9:30 am #1203156003
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):
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
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
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 muchOctober 28, 2019 at 10:41 am #1203156093
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Don’t BreatheOctober 30, 2019 at 7:47 am #1203158897
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.October 30, 2019 at 8:52 am #1203158941
I really think that Scream 1 and 2 are perfect for this time of the year.October 30, 2019 at 9:47 am #1203159030
Halloween is a classic. There’s barely any blood in it but Michael Myers character associated with that score.. damn
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Best Supp Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIOctober 30, 2019 at 9:57 am #1203159049
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.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K Dick Blade RunnerOctober 30, 2019 at 1:44 pm #1203159394
Black Christmas!October 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm #1203159421
Nightmare before Christmas
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