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09-23-04, 08:38 AM
Hey all,

It's almost that time....and being a special effects makeup artist, it's REALLY great time.....Needless to say movies are a bog part of creating the Halloween Atmosphere for me....

What are some of your favorite "Horror" movies to watch around Halloween to create a creepy atmosphere....

I like:

- The Wicker Man
- American Werewolf in London
- The Fog
- Night Of The Living Dead 90'

....and about 50 others....OK, maybe not 50...

Your turn.....

(I wonder if we can strategically add to/bump this thread everyday to keep it up-front until Halloween...hhmm...?)



Static Cling
09-23-04, 08:53 AM
Since this is more about movies than anything specific to DVDs, moving to Movie Talk.

09-23-04, 09:01 AM
Not a horror movie, but I try to watch The Crow every Halloween.

09-23-04, 09:07 AM

09-23-04, 09:16 AM
add to the showing of "Gigli" a screening of that "From Justin to Kelly" movie and watch them scream in terror.

09-23-04, 09:33 AM
Trick or Treat

09-23-04, 09:36 AM
Dog Soldiers has some pretty good scares and some pretty good laughs ("...sausages!").

09-23-04, 10:15 AM
American Werewolf in London
either Texas Chainsaw Massacre-the re-vamp isn't that bad IMO
any Dawn of the Dead
Any old monster movie from the Legacy set!
House of 1000 Corpses-hey, it is a Halloween movie

09-23-04, 10:50 AM
The Fog
The Thing
Prince of Darkness

09-23-04, 11:39 AM
Lady in White
Vincent Price/Corman films (all of 'em)
Curse of the Demon
The Fog
Halloween 1, 2 and yes - 3 (for atmosphere)

and for fun every year I watch ELVIRA Mistress of the Dark (and now her newer film Haunted Hills!)

09-23-04, 11:44 AM
Blair Witch Project

The Changeling

09-23-04, 12:06 PM
The Exorcist


09-23-04, 12:09 PM
Too bad the Pumpkinhead DVD sucks.

Shannon Nutt
09-23-04, 12:09 PM
Horror Movies:
The Blair Witch Project
Night Of The Living Dead

Non-Horror Movies:

09-23-04, 12:12 PM
Usually I watch The exorcist and the Original Halloween, every halloween

09-23-04, 12:18 PM
The Exorcist
Night of the Living Dead
Last House on the Left

and when the booze settles in by the end of the night, throw in
Evil Dead or Evil Dead II for some light hearted horror...

and if you're really drunk and still have a blood lust...
Cannibal: The Musical

09-23-04, 12:37 PM
Ahhhhhh.......I love these threads :)

My picks:

Dawn of the Dead '04 (and if it gets pushed back again, there will be hell to pay - I've had enough).

American Werewolf in London - how can you not love this flick?

House of 1000 Corpses - like the Doc said, it's a Halloween movie.

The Blair Witch Project - As a person who goes camping almost every chance they get, this is a must see for me.

09-23-04, 12:40 PM
Well to keep it current I will be rewatching some of the recent releases like:

Night of the Demons
Shaun of the Dead
Candyman SE
and Dawn of the Dead (possibly newer one too)

Of course I always get nostalgic for some Evil Dead action so one of those atleast will be watched. And as usual I will have to throw in Suspiria.

09-23-04, 12:42 PM
I will try to watch the following in the month of october.here are the titles I will be watching in the month of october.

texas chainsaw massacre(remake)

09-23-04, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by fnordboy
Well to keep it current I will be rewatching some of the recent releases like:

Night of the Demons
Shaun of the Dead
Candyman SE
and Dawn of the Dead (possibly newer one too)

Of course I always get nostalgic for some Evil Dead action so one of those atleast will be watched. And as usual I will have to throw in Suspiria.

Suspiria is a good pick - although for me, I tend to get too freaked out by that damn ending (one of the best in horror IMO) and the beginning. Damn, now I have to watch it.

09-23-04, 01:30 PM
I've already started my Halloween marathon since there are so many I want to fit in this year. I'm trying to focus on movies I haven't seen before or at least movies I haven't seen in a while mixed with a few annual favorites.

Already watched (as of 9/23/04):
Re-Animator Trilogy
Shaun of the Dead (Great!)
Haute Tension (Awesome!)
The Locals
Night of the Demons
Event Horizon
Halloween: Resurrection (Dear Lord, this sucked so bad!)
The Last Broadcast (sucked even worse!)
Bad Taste (never saw it before, I was a little underwhelmed after the years of hype, but it is great considering the budget ;))
House of a 1000 Corpses (liked it until the last 15-20 minutes)
Night of the Living Dead - 1990 remake

Starting Tonight and on through Halloween:
Night of The Living Dead (just bought the Millenium Edition)
Dawn of the Dead (just bought the new Ultimate Edition)
Day of the Dead (just got it, too ;))
28 Days Later (continuing the zombie fest)
Waxwork/Waxwork II (double feature DVD, P/S though :()
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Zombie (Zombi 2)
Evilspeak (never saw this one before)
Terror Train
Ginger Snaps I-III (saw I already)
Silver Bullet (guilty pleasure)
The Creeping Flesh
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
They Live
Mimic 1-3
Wisconsin Death Trip
The Stuff
Body Snatchers (1990's remake)
In the Mouth of Madness
Braindead (Dead Alive)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (annual fave)
Halloween I, III (only ones I like)
American Werewolf in London (annual)
Below - great ghost story!
The Changeling (annual)
Creepshow 1 & 2 (annual)
Dog Soldiers

I'm also going to watch the classic Universal flicks (including the 2nd batch coming out later in October) with my son, he's never see them. Halloween weekend is reserved for these.

There will be more if I have time between now and Halloween ;)

09-23-04, 02:23 PM
Great list Freud!!! :up: Now I have to plan out my schedule for the rest of the way.... hopefully at least one horror movie a night!

09-23-04, 02:24 PM
Nice to see some love for HO1kC. :up:

09-23-04, 03:11 PM
I forgot to add that I plan on a Texas Chainsaw Massacre double feature one night (old & new). I also forgot The Fog - annual favorite.

I wish I could find a copy of Monster Squad somewhere. I would even watch a VHS version since it's been so long since I've seen it.

Geez, there are so many listed above that I forgot about that my Halloween marathon may run into Thanksgiving ;)

09-23-04, 04:04 PM
I usually mix them up pretty well. Some of my favs are:

Friday the 13th
Hell Night
Scream Of Fear
Night of the Demons
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
The Hollywood Knights
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It doesn't seem like Halloween without Charlie and his bag of rocks!

09-23-04, 04:06 PM
Every October I get the itch to rewatch Halloween 1,2,4,5 and 6. Boring, maybe, but October isn't October without 'em.

09-23-04, 04:07 PM
Well, outside of watching Universal Classic horror, everynight (or day) in October is devoted to a horror film. Somebody has to keep Halloween alive, some schools here in the Heartland have now been calling it-Fall Harvest! Damn P.C.'ers!!!!!

09-23-04, 04:55 PM
I am a classic horror nut and watch those films most any time or day, but here's a list of films I'll be watching the month of October along with others, too...

-Night of the Lepus
-Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
-The Monster That Challenged the World
-Dracula ('58)
-Tales From the Crypt ('72)
-The Wolf Man
-Black Sunday
-Brides of Dracula
-Creature From the Black Lagoon
-Godzilla vs the Smog Monster
-Earth vs the Spider
-Quatermass and the Pit
-Curse of Frankenstein
-The Navy vs the Night Monsters
-The Mummy ('59)
-Mad Monster Party
-The Green Slime
-The Giant Claw
-The Frozen Dead
-The Abominable Dr Phibes
-The Deadly Bees
-The Deadly Mantis
-The Lost Continent ('68)
-Island of Terror
-It Came From Beneath the Sea
-The Thing From Another World
-It! ('66)
-The Incredible Shrinking Man
-The Creeping Flesh

09-23-04, 04:57 PM
On the agenda for October:

Monster Legacy Collection
The Crow
The Exorcist
Brotherhood Of The Wolf (Canadian version)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)
Young Frankenstein
Bram Stoker's Dracula (Superbit)

Holly E. Ordway
09-23-04, 05:35 PM
What? No one has mentioned The Nightmare Before Christmas? That's the quintessential Halloween movie at my house. We've watched it every Halloween for about 4 years now. Great movie.

09-23-04, 05:45 PM
I like the Universal & Hammer classics myself (Wolfman, Dracula, Etc.) I usually try to check out whatever new (Horror) stuff that gets released on DVD and theaters. Of course no Halloween would be complete without watching the John Carpenter classic of the same name....

Joe Molotov
09-23-04, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Rammsteinfan
The Fog
The Thing
Prince of Darkness

But no In the Mouth of Madness? That's one of my favorite 90's horror movies.

09-23-04, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by Geofferson
Trick or Treat

Holy crap! I thought I was the only one who still watched this movie. I watch it every Halloween, and I still listen to the soundtrack occassionally.

09-23-04, 09:24 PM
Halloween 1,2(the best ones 3 sucked)
texas chainsaw massacre(new)
may(great movie)
candyman(very good movie 2 is ok too)
session 9 (must see)

09-23-04, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by Joe Molotov
But no In the Mouth of Madness? That's one of my favorite 90's horror movies.
Doh, how can i forget the last part of the apocolypse trilogy... yeah, that one too. Its creepy.

Mountain Biker
09-23-04, 11:06 PM
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Sleepy Hollow
Halloween 1-4
Trick or Treat
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
The Fog
Universal Classic Monster Collection

and more...

DVD Smurf
09-23-04, 11:16 PM
Must agree with Wisconsin Death Trip, one of the most bizarre documentaries I have ever seen. My wife grew up in Wisconsin and she have heard of many of the things that is in the film.

Other films I like to see on Halloween:
Shaun of the Dead
Event Horizon
28 Days Later
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
The Innocents
Rosemary's Baby
Dawn of the Dead (original)
Peeping Tom

to name a few...

09-23-04, 11:22 PM
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Exorcist
Halloween II
Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight
The Thing
Evil Dead I and II

09-24-04, 09:57 AM
Good grief. If I keep reading this thread, my list will never stop growing. Stuff like It's the Great Pumpkin and Demon Knight are in my collection & I completely forgot about them! And how could I forget Nightmare Before Christmas and Sleepy Hollow? I'm becoming senile to forget all of these great ones.

King Jaspo
09-24-04, 04:03 PM
Since so many good ones have been named. Here are a few movies that scared the [George Bush] out of me as a child. But were really just bad movies.


The Hypnotic Eye

From Hell It Came
Can anything be more terrifying than a tree that walks .... and kills.
Unfortunately, the answer is yes.

09-24-04, 04:08 PM

09-24-04, 07:14 PM
donnie darko is a great movie

09-25-04, 03:51 AM
And thanks to this thread once again, I just bought Creepshow 2 at the video store today and just purchased Creepshow (for 5 bucks what the hell right?) online.

I somewhat forgot about these blasts from the past - a lot of people think they suck but I love the style and the way the stories are layed out - definitely meant to be fun horror flicks and perfect for Halloween :up:

09-25-04, 12:40 PM
creepshows are fun to watch be i certainly dont think there scary.

09-26-04, 12:46 AM
If you're in the mood for a change in tone after a few scary movies Spaced Invaders is silly, stupid fun.

Abob Teff
09-26-04, 02:42 AM
Abintra beat me to it! A guilty pleasure to be sure, but we watch Spaced Invaders every Halloween. I like to have something on that is kid friendly when the trick or treaters are around. This year I plan on picking up the Universal classics (no, I still haven't done it).

And I'm surpised that no one has mentioned WAR OF THE WORLDS!!!!! (Is that available on DVD?)

09-26-04, 12:48 PM
war of the worlds? is that a pretty old movie? whats it about?

Star Wars Guy
09-27-04, 12:32 PM
Wow, I can't believe nobody has mentioned The Frighteners. I watch it every year around Halloween, along with some of the others already mentioned.

09-27-04, 03:41 PM
the frighteners is ok

Rypro 525
09-27-04, 04:21 PM
surprised at all the love for the TCM remake

also, go for the final destination films Stifler getting chopped in 2 was a great scene.

09-28-04, 01:18 AM
I always get into a horror-watching kick around this time of year. I'll probably get to revisiting most of these in October:

NOES Collection + Freddy vs Jason (FvJ isn't really scary, but it's great entertainment)
Friday the 13th 1-8 (haven't watched these in their entirety in a few years....can't wait for the box set out Oct. 5 :) )
Halloween 1,2, and maybe 4, 5 and H20
TCM '74 (this one's a must...the remake's pretty good too...never seen the sequels)
The Exorcist
'68 and '90 versions of Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead (and maybe the remake since I haven't seen it)
The Haunting (original)
Poltergeist 1 and 2 (#3 only if I'm really bored and in the mood to see a non-skeletal Lara Flynn Boyle)
The Funhouse
Horror of Dracula
Terror Train
Tourist Trap
My Bloody Valentine
April Fool's Day
Sleepaway Camp
Creepshow 1 and 2 (the new divimax dvd of 2 should get here next week!)
The Shining
Carnival of Souls (Criterion dvd)
Psycho (ok, maybe this is more suspense than horror, but I love it and usually end up watching it around Halloween time)
The Fog
IT - the bad special effects may have ruined the last half-hour (i.e. the adults fighting the giant fake plastic spider thing), but the first part focusing on the kids is really well-done and genuinely creepy...i'm actually glad they left certain parts out from the massive book....Tim Curry owns the role of Pennywise

and if I'm in the mood for a good horror-comedy I might put on one of these:
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Fright Night
House on Haunted Hill (the original with Vincent Price)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Student Bodies
Scary Movie

09-28-04, 12:41 PM
Two underrated and little known creepy movies.

Burnt Offerings.
The Entity

These are not slasher flicks but eerie movies like they used to make.

09-28-04, 03:44 PM
Originally posted by riley_dude
Two underrated and little known creepy movies.

Burnt Offerings.
The Entity

These are not slasher flicks but eerie movies like they used to make.

Burnt Offerings used to scare the crap outta me when I was a kid. I watched it recently and it didn't do it for me anymore. Unfortunately, The Entity is nowhere near a DVD release. I did manage to rip my old VHS copy, though. It used to freak me out that it was "based on a true story". However, I've learned over the years that that doesn't mean a whole lot in movieland.

I'm still wanting to see the extended cut of The Frighteners, sigh.

09-28-04, 04:04 PM
WOW, looks like some of you guys are going to have great Halloween's :)

As for me I still have a few titles to buy before I get mine started.

I'm thinking off:

Halloween 1-2
The Thing
House Of 1000 Corpses
The Lost Boys SE (not so much a horror but I need to fit it in!)

Maybe some more if I have any spare cash not going on new realeses :)

09-29-04, 09:26 AM
Every Halloween eve, I watch The Warriors. The first time I saw it, it was Hallows eve, so it's been a tradition since High School.

09-29-04, 11:35 AM

09-29-04, 03:03 PM
its all about halloween 1 and 2 3 was shit straight from a dogs ass.

09-30-04, 10:53 AM
I watched "Children Shouldn't Play with Dead things" last night. I didn't expect much but it was damn creepy. Granted, the production values suck, the acting is mediocre at best and the DVD transfer was horrible (if this is the best print they could find, pity the poor folks who have VHS copies). I think the B-movie (or less) production values actually helped the creepy factor (as they did with Evil Dead). It wasn't all "slicked" up so they had to be innovative with the make-up. I loved this flick, I kept waiting for the guy they dig up in the beginning to wake up - I was on needles just watching him. Bob Clark does a great job with creating anticipation and dread. After Alan casts the spell that is supposed to resurrect the dead, the camera occassionally focuses on the one they dig up and the one they dug up unintentionally - I couldn't take my eyes off them! "Shit, did a finger move?"

There's not much gore, a little blood and that's it so gorehounds won't like it but I really liked the spooky atmosphere that it created.

Not everyone will like it but if you like B-grade drive-in movies and atmospheric creepiness, I suggest this flick. Great for Halloween!

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