Skip to comments.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!!
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
Barak, is that you?
But seriously - how about "Misery."
Salem’s Lot.Just bought it on VHS.
Japanese do creepy really well. Try ‘The Ring’.
Dracula with Boris Carloff or Bela Lugosi!
Go see “The Thing” in the theaters right now. This is a well made pre-quel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic.
And Far far better than II.
For me it was “The Ring”.
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. 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.
Female Ninja Magic - Vag Bubbles from Hell
Now THAT’S scary!
just saw “Let me in” it was pretty dark and creepy.
28 Days Later
The Walking Dead Season 1 ( 6 episodes so basically a great 4 hr movie)
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...
Dr. Tung’s 3-D House of Stewardesses.
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?
With all that mumbling I couldn't take him seriously. I wanted to laugh when he vomited on his Oreos.
The original “Halloween” by John Carpenter.
Go get The Ring.
As for “The Haunting”, Director Martin Scorsese named this his favorite horror film.
Also some of the old Twilight Zones are darn creepy.
This movie always makes me think of Ted Kennedy.
I would watch the Walking Dead TV series.
Easily the scariest show I have ever watched.
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!
Shawn of the Dead
“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.
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!!
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).
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.
Excellent ultra-low-budget horror: “Open Water”, “Cube”
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.
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".
The Shining! You can’t have Halloween without Jack!
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.
Zombieland, just kidding, but its hilarious!
I’ve been checking the TV listings every day and I can’t find It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on any station.
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...
"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/
YES! Tomorrow night on ABC at 8:00!
“Blood on Satan’s Claw” - underrated British horror from 1971.
The whole movie is right here:
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”.
Arsenic and Old Lace