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!!
>Have you seen Zombieland yet? Awesome “funny scary” imho.
I laughed like crazy at “Army of Darkness” the first time I saw it..maybe I’d had a few.
Agreed, any Vincent Price movie, especially with Roger Corman directing.
Friday the 13th...(1980)
Scariest TV: Walking Dead (on AMC-TV)
Best non-horror Halloween Movie: October Sky
Best series: Dark Shadows (1991 remake is better than the 1960s soap opera)
But my choice for scariest and most well-made: King Kong (Peter Jackson 2005 version)
28 Days movies are also good (but keep in mind that the first one was made on a low budget, but still very, very good.) if you like the post apocalyptic thing.
Aliens (the 2nd movie)
If you just want to be grossed out, try “The Human Centipede”
And I’ll throw in “The Dunwich Horror” and “The Wicker Man” [the -original- versions] for good measure.
Bram Stokers Dracula Gary Oldham rocks!
There were actually other very good actors in that movie...not including Keanu and Winona who stunk the joint up.
For those of you who know who H.P. Lovecraft is, this is the best homage to his work. None of it is off a direct story, but it is a well made scary movie that uses a lot of Lovecraftian elements. Oh, and if any body asks you if you like Sutter Kane, the answer is YES!
I also like Van Helsing even though its not really scary.
Evil Dead and the original Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
One of the best scary movies ever....and you *never* see what “it” is that’s freaking you out.
That’s just seriously good film making.
The movie was based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House”.
That woman could write creepy!
Here’s her “The Lottery” short story.
Some messed up stuff.
I would easily rate Lovecraft and Virginia Wolfe as the scariest authors in the history of the English language.
And even though no one would consider him a “classic” author, Steven King had some pretty chilling stuff...
I also recommend “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Best Halloween movie ever!
The Fall of the House of Usher
Now I won’t be able to sleep tonight.
Trick ‘r Treat is enjoyable little movie. I got it on blu ray for 8 bucks a year ago.
Abbott and Costello meet the invisable man and frankenstien. Better than ghostbusters
I love “Jeepers Creepers”
and the original “Halloween.”
Saw that, hoping for greatness. It was...insofar as movie technology & technique lacked about a century between production and my viewing. A great film for its time, but time has moved on.
Best Horror Movies of the last five years (IMO):
4. Let me in
3. The Rite
3. The Mist
1. Drag Me To Hell
Masque of the Red Death is the best of those (IMO)
Best Price horror movie overall? Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm).
Yeah, seeing Nicole Kidman that thin and that white sure spooked me!
The Amityville Horror was good (the James Brolin/Margot Kidder one).
So I guess you would classify yourself as a chainsaw and goalie-mask sort of guy?
Not sure, but I think I might have seen that on cable years ago... hey, I’m old, I get to forget, it’s part of the program!
For a lighthearted Halloween, you can’t beat Killer Klowns From Outer Space.
Also fun is to have a William Castle marathon: House On Haunted Hill, Mr. Sardonicus, 13 Ghosts, The Tingler...
For actual scary, I’d go with the original version of The Omen and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness (his version of The Thing is also a good choice)
Oh yea - tell me about it....some of the memorable scenes include the silver ball imbedding itself into people’s foreheads and then a drill bit with a saw doing it’s thing into the skull. Another scene I remember is the undertaker walking around with a coffin under his arms, like he’s carrying around a sheet of plywood.
Here’s a good 18 minute one you can view online which may interest you!
Video: Filming Location (then and now) of Halloween. Includes split screen! http://youtu.be/6qmqAoCJtlI
One of the best of Stephen King’s books to movie with Jack Nicholson.
These were already mentioned, but I enjoyed The Thing (the one in theaters), and The Shining.
It depends on an individuals taste. There are a lot of good ones and boatloads of bad ones like Tsui Hark’s Vampire Hunters.
"I am Legend" good for Hallowe'en with Will Smith. Remake of an old Vincent Price movie which I also like.
"The Raven" with Vincent Price is more funny than scary with Peter Lorre and a VERY young Jack Nicholson.
The Lost Boys (1987)
It was a fun movie to watch.
It Came From Kenya
Return of the Empty Catch-Phrases.
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
Don’t be afraid of the dark
Trilogy of Terror
Nobody has mentioned “Fright Night” or “The Frighteners”.
Both are more than worth the watch. IMHO.
Seven, The Silence of the Lambs, Frailty, Theater of Blood
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