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Halloween movie recommendations?

Posted on 10/26/2011 1:22:51 PM PDT by djf

For sure, "The Exorcist" is on the list. Also, "Rosemary's Baby", one of the all time scariest movies ever.

I suppose if I really wanted to get scared, I could cue up a bunch of Progressive Commercials with that Flo dame. She is definitely related to the folks in "Night of the Living Dead"

Blair Witch Project? (That movie is scary, but they really didn't have any good reason to go down the profanity route so much...) Thumbs DOWN!!

I'm all ears!!


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1 posted on 10/26/2011 1:22:53 PM PDT by djf
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To: djf

all depends
if you like the old Universal Classics any of those are a hoot
the hammer films from the 60 to early 80s are also great fun
for bonafide scary films i would choose The Changeling with George C Scott
i watch as many horror flicks as i can in October but reserve Halloween and Halloween 2 for the day before and day of Halloween depending on where it falls


2 posted on 10/26/2011 1:25:38 PM PDT by DM1
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To: djf
"I'm all ears!!

Barak, is that you?

But seriously - how about "Misery."

3 posted on 10/26/2011 1:25:53 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: djf

Salem’s Lot.Just bought it on VHS.


4 posted on 10/26/2011 1:25:59 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: djf

Japanese do creepy really well. Try ‘The Ring’.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 1:26:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: djf
BEATLEJUICE
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6 posted on 10/26/2011 1:26:23 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: djf

Dracula with Boris Carloff or Bela Lugosi!


7 posted on 10/26/2011 1:26:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: djf

Go see “The Thing” in the theaters right now. This is a well made pre-quel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 1:26:51 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: DM1
Speaking of George C Scott, Exorcist III was pretty good for a sequel.

And Far far better than II.

9 posted on 10/26/2011 1:27:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: djf

Creepshow/Grossly FUNNY!


10 posted on 10/26/2011 1:27:51 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: djf

Pumpkin Head


11 posted on 10/26/2011 1:28:10 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: djf

For me it was “The Ring”.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 1:29:02 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: djf
" The Others "

Prepare to be SPOOKED!

The Others is a 2001 psychological horror film by the Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar, starring Nicole Kidman. It is inspired partly by the novella The Turn of the Screw.[2] It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film and Best Director. This was the first English-language film ever to receive the Best Film Award at the Goyas (Spain's national film awards), without a single word of Spanish spoken in it. The Others won Best Horror Film at the Saturn Awards, and Kidman received a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination.

13 posted on 10/26/2011 1:29:46 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: djf

Female Ninja Magic - Vag Bubbles from Hell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oQjtKnRj7s

Now THAT’S scary!


14 posted on 10/26/2011 1:29:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: djf

just saw “Let me in” it was pretty dark and creepy.

http://www.bing.com/movies/search/trailers?q=Let+Me+In&id=3863e045-253c-4b4e-a2c0-3347db9cdde9&FORM=ENTCOL


15 posted on 10/26/2011 1:30:37 PM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: djf
Try The Sentinel from 1977, or The Skeleton Key from 2005.

-PJ

16 posted on 10/26/2011 1:31:00 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: djf

The Descent
28 Days
28 Days Later
The Walking Dead Season 1 ( 6 episodes so basically a great 4 hr movie)


17 posted on 10/26/2011 1:31:14 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: skeeter

II was pretty lame.

I want to see the new version of “The Thing”, I have both previous versions (I’m somewhat of a nut about getting all the versions of a movie if there are remakes)

“Cape Fear” with DeNiro is pretty spooky...
So was the remake of “The Fly” with Jeff Goldblum...


18 posted on 10/26/2011 1:31:53 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf

Dr. Tung’s 3-D House of Stewardesses.


19 posted on 10/26/2011 1:32:21 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (When is the Queen Haters reunion tour?)
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To: djf

The Haunting 1963 Julia Harris, Clair Bloom. One of the scariest movies I have ever seen. The hair rose on the back of my neck just typing the title. Something about the movie... demonic? Don’t know, but you asked for it so there it is. Just don’t invite me over, OK?


20 posted on 10/26/2011 1:33:22 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: djf
Jeff Goldblum was definitely miscast as The Fly.

With all that mumbling I couldn't take him seriously. I wanted to laugh when he vomited on his Oreos.

21 posted on 10/26/2011 1:34:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: djf

The original “Halloween” by John Carpenter.


22 posted on 10/26/2011 1:34:45 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: djf

Go get The Ring.


23 posted on 10/26/2011 1:35:37 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: djf

As for “The Haunting”, Director Martin Scorsese named this his favorite horror film.


24 posted on 10/26/2011 1:36:59 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: djf
“The Sentinel” from the 1970s’ A woman rents a NYC apartment that is the entrance to Hell. Burgess Meredith is great as The Devil.

Also some of the old Twilight Zones are darn creepy.

25 posted on 10/26/2011 1:38:04 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: djf
"Ghost Story," (1981) with the very elderly John Houseman, Fred Astaire and Don Ameche.

This movie always makes me think of Ted Kennedy.


26 posted on 10/26/2011 1:38:20 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: djf

I would watch the Walking Dead TV series.

Easily the scariest show I have ever watched.


27 posted on 10/26/2011 1:38:22 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: djf

I don’t like real horror scary movies. I prefer funny scary, so I recommend Shaun of the Dead. Nothing like a good (funny) zombie movie!


28 posted on 10/26/2011 1:39:12 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: djf
Currently on my "to-watch" list leading up to Halloween (I just need to find the time...we run a haunted maze on our property that keeps me pretty busy.):

Alien
Pet Semetary
Shawn of the Dead
Arachnophobia
Halloween
Sleepy Hollow

29 posted on 10/26/2011 1:39:29 PM PDT by Washi
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To: bkepley; skeeter

“The Ring” was the first movie my wife & I saw together.
We still chuckle about how good the movie was vs. how bad a choice it was for “our first movie”. Looked up at the huge menu of theater options, and that was the only tolerable film. Surprised how “we” survived that.

FWIW: “The Ring” is a movie that you must choose to suspend your disbelief for (worthwhile). If you don’t, it won’t work.


30 posted on 10/26/2011 1:39:39 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Jmouse007

I recall there was a made-for-tv movie/miniseries about a decade ago about a woman/family that started getting spook stuff in their house.

Somewhat loosely based on a real event.

Practically scared the ankles off of me!!

I’ve seen “The Haunting” and that one is pretty scary. It pretty much seems to me that the scariest stuff isn’t the most overblown blood and guts things, but the stripped-down very basic psychological terror flicks.
That’s why Rosemary’s Baby will always be near the top of my list. That’s the kind of movie you watch and then you do not sleep that night!!


31 posted on 10/26/2011 1:40:13 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf
Shaun of the Dead is my favorite.

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32 posted on 10/26/2011 1:40:29 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: djf

The first Halloween (ignore all the sequel except MAYBE H20). The first Halloween remake (way ignore the sequel, everything Rob did well with the first one he screwed up in the second). The entire Evil Dead series. The Nightmare Before Christmas (though I tend to watch that around Thanksgiving since it bridges Halloween and Christmas). All 3 versions of I Am Legend (all deeply flawed movies, but also all enjoyable). Any randomly selected Roger Corman creature movie, they’re always fun. The first Nightmare on Elm Street (ignore sequels and remake except Wes Craven’s New Nightmare which is really good). Jason X, while all the world knows sequels only get worse by X the series had gotten self aware and self mocking, making this one the funniest of the series. The first 2 Screams (forget 3 and 4 though).


33 posted on 10/26/2011 1:40:29 PM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: djf

A few years ago, I happened to watch the movie “Freaks” on either AMC or Turner Classic Movies. Made in the 1930’s, it’s not really a horror film but wierd in a morbid curiosity way.


34 posted on 10/26/2011 1:41:46 PM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: djf

Excellent ultra-low-budget horror: “Open Water”, “Cube”


35 posted on 10/26/2011 1:41:49 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: djf

From Dusk till Dawn

Best vampire movie ever. Way too violent and profane for kids.

For kids, the original Frankenstein is still the scariest movie ever.


36 posted on 10/26/2011 1:43:55 PM PDT by Poser (Cogito ergo Spam - I think, therefore I ham)
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To: ctdonath2
“The Ring” is a movie that you must choose to suspend your disbelief for

It seems like it has a lot of disjointed stuff..like it was cobbled together from different stories. But it worked for me. Another one I liked was "Mothman".

37 posted on 10/26/2011 1:44:57 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: djf

The Shining! You can’t have Halloween without Jack!


38 posted on 10/26/2011 1:45:26 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: ctdonath2

“Open Water”

The singularly most nerve-wracking and depressing movie I’ve ever seen.

My vote is for “The Masque Of The Red Death”.

Nobody does ‘charmingly sinister’ like Vincent did.


39 posted on 10/26/2011 1:45:35 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: djf

Zombieland, just kidding, but its hilarious!

The Haunting,

The Ring.


40 posted on 10/26/2011 1:46:28 PM PDT by waterhill (Strawberry jello is wild pig crack, they love it more than life)
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To: getarope

I’ve been checking the TV listings every day and I can’t find It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on any station.


41 posted on 10/26/2011 1:47:39 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ExtremeUnction

I just picked up “Dark Star” from Amazon - Carpenter’s first flick!

He also did “They Live” which is kinda campy-scary, worth watching a couple times a year...


42 posted on 10/26/2011 1:48:01 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf
"The Omen" (1976)

"An American Werewolf in London"

"The Pit and the Pendulum" (Vincent Price)

"Salem's Lot" (1979 miniseries)

"Nosferatu" (1922) can be downloaded free from http://www.archive.org/

43 posted on 10/26/2011 1:48:54 PM PDT by holymoly (WTF? Is this thing double posting again!?)
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To: massgopguy

YES! Tomorrow night on ABC at 8:00!


44 posted on 10/26/2011 1:51:08 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Twotone
I prefer funny scary, so I recommend Shaun of the Dead.

Have you seen Zombieland yet? Awesome "funny scary" imho.
45 posted on 10/26/2011 1:51:23 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: evets

*LOL*


46 posted on 10/26/2011 1:51:52 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: djf

“Blood on Satan’s Claw” - underrated British horror from 1971.
The whole movie is right here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=triPkcSYVkY


47 posted on 10/26/2011 1:53:10 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: All

If you want FUN horror movies, try “Fearless Vampire Killers” or “Phantom of the Paradise”!
If you want some great 70’s cheese with some genuinely scary bits, try “The Devil’s Rain”.


48 posted on 10/26/2011 1:54:19 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: evets; djf

49 posted on 10/26/2011 1:55:12 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: djf

Arsenic and Old Lace


50 posted on 10/26/2011 1:55:21 PM PDT by llmc1
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