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Brooklyn Ann | 12 Horror Movie Recommendations


Bite Me, Your Grace
Brooklyn Ann

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In honor of the Halloween Season, I thought I’d share a few favorites.

The Addams Family & Addams Family Values

Full of enough spookiness for the holiday, goofiness for the kids, and inside humor for the parents, these two are classics. Also, Gomez & Morticia have the best marriage I've seen on a screen.

Seriously, it's a marriage one can only dream about.

 

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS:

A Christmas and Halloween mashup... that's also an animated musical. Need I say more? Yes! Again, 'cuz Tim Burton's the MAN! I will also recommend this for the Christmas season.

We all learn the same lesson as the protagonist: Halloween kicks Christmas's ass!

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS.

I will now state the obvious: I have a thing for the 80's...and spooky houses. This film is the epitome of low budget 80's horror. The puns and bad acting only increased the fun. And lipstick was used in the most creative...and disturbing way possible. But, this movie broke the traditions of the time in a big way. Watch it and find out.

NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 1, 3 & 4

I'm a complete Freddy fanatic. My mama raised me that way. :) I could write an extensive thesis on all the nifty stuff about this franchise...but since it's a blog post I'll just point you at the documentary, which is as fun as the movies. And I'll leave you with a some trivia:

1.) A LOT of big stars debuted with Elm Street: JOHNNY DEPP, Patricia Arquette and Lawrence Fishburne. ALICE COOPER also had a cameo in part 6.

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

This is the movie that gave zombies their iconic slogan: Braiiiiiiiins! Also, I swear half the cast of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS was in it. It was a film that had me applauding glorious cheese all the way through.

3 words: Zombie split-dogs

PET SEMATARY:

Yeah, I know, a lot of you are going, "Meh, it's not that scary." This is the only actual "horror" movie that has really scared the crap out of me. I was 8 when I first saw it. It ain't so bad now on the surface. But the concept of your loved ones coming back evil and wanting to kill you still churns my insides. Also... CREEPY LITTLE KIDS!!! I absolutely LOATHE CREEPY little kids...It was probably inspired by this movie...and THE SHINING.

Don't read the book. It'll ruin The Ramones for you for the rest of your life.

THE EXORCIST: Excellent book...kinda-sorta boring movie...at first. Then you see this freaky-crab-walk action and you're scarred for life. I’ve seen children have a tantrums like this (Not mine)...and the nightmares still come.

Seriously, this scene is not right.

GINGERSNAPS: Author Trina M. Lee recommended this one to me a year ago. I gotta say: hands down, the BEST werewolf movie ever. I'm not usually into werewolves. (Not a dog person, LOL) but this film transcended my bias. Rounded, engaging characters, good-times gore, and surprising emotional moments. This one's a keeper.

The most unbelievable thing about this movie was siblings getting along so well.

From Dusk Till Dawn It's like a math formula: Quentin Tarantino + Robert Rodriguez + vampires = AWESOME. Everything they do together is good times. ::sigh Desperado...sigh...fans self::: Anyway: the quirky characters, the action, & the profanity makes this one a classic.

 

Also, it's the only movie where George Clooney is cute. If I get raging arguments in my comments section from the Clooney-fans, I'll know some women are reading my blog. Mwah hah hah hah hah.

ARMY OF DARKNESS

This one's an ultimate classic. It's like the PRINCESS BRIDE of horror-dom. ALL MUST SEE AND QUOTE IT ON A REGULAR BASIS. And dude, Bruce Campbell's on twitter!

We all want "some sugar" and more of Ash's "Boomstick."

 

ROSE RED:

In my opinion, one of the best haunted house movies EVER!!! It's really long, but totally worth it.

 

And Stephen King has a quick cameo...see if you can spot it.

Stephen King also gets another mention:

1408

Holy mind-f*ck, Batman. Watching 1408 almost makes you feel like you're on drugs. With a deceptively calm beginning, the film soothes you into a false sense of security before accelerating the crazy-sauce to an almost unbearable adrenaline rush.

Best line: "Do you drink, Mr. Enslin?" "Of course, I'm a writer."

Anyway, I could list 100s more and I'm always looking for recommendations. Please share your favorites!

 

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25 comments posted.

Re: Brooklyn Ann | 12 Horror Movie Recommendations

At this time of day my brain is mush. But you covered one of my favorite pairs of movies with the two Addams family movies. My brother is a big fan of ARMY OF DARKNESS. Right now I have a Zombie movie checked out from the library, Warm bodies. I need to find some time to sit down and watch it.
(Laura Gullickson 5:07am October 6, 2013)

Hocus Pocus! It is a required part of Halloween for me.
Probably more than once. :-D
(Karin Anderson 8:42am October 6, 2013)

Now who doesn't love the Adams Family? But the Red Rose was the best. Thanks for this great giveaway!!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:08am October 6, 2013)

I love Halloween and scary books. I just watched all the Halloween movies to get in the spirit of the season.
(Elaine Thomas 10:42am October 6, 2013)

Halloween is the best holiday! Love to see the kids all dressed up and trying to play their parts. But, as for movies, Pet Sematary is great. However, I do tend to go more for movies such as Hocus Pokus and Nightmare Before Christmas. And let's not forget Garfield's Halloween show.
(Vennie Martinisi 11:15am October 6, 2013)

@Laura, thanks for stopping by! I haven't checked out Warm
Bodies yet. I will have to!

@Karin, I LOVE Hocus Pocus! If I was allowed my list would
be over 100 movies long. :)

@Bonnie Yeah, I'm going to have to watch Rose Red again
soon.

@Elaine Me too! And they're great with roasted pumpkin
seeds!
(Brooklyn Ann 11:15am October 6, 2013)

@Vennie I had no idea Garfield had a Halloween show! I'm going
to have to check that out!
(Brooklyn Ann 11:16am October 6, 2013)

Love watching Hocus Pocus and love the Addams family, big fan of Stephen King and his books.
(Jean Patton 1:02pm October 6, 2013)

I enjoy the lighter fare. Nightmare Before Christmas is a favorite. Hocus Pocus is cute, too. Thanks for visiting today.
(G S Moch 1:10pm October 6, 2013)

I have seen a few on your list above... Not much into scary movies, but cute and funny are more my style. My sister is the one that sees every scary flick.
(Colleen Conklin 1:28pm October 6, 2013)

I love watching Underworld and Resident Evil for Holloween.
(Kai Wong 2:37pm October 6, 2013)

Nope, sorry, I don't watch horrors. Apart from The Lost Boys. Excellent, and good music too.
(Clare O'Beara 2:46pm October 6, 2013)

Underworld and Adams Family
(Sharon Cook 3:23pm October 6, 2013)

i like watching the halloween shows on tv i really dont have a
favorite
(Denise Smith 3:32pm October 6, 2013)

I don't like scary ones so give my the Addams family movies or Hocus Pocus.
(Sue Farrell 4:30pm October 6, 2013)

@Jean Me too! Stephen King is my hero. @Clare I ADORE The Lost
Boys! @Denise there are some great Halloween Shows! @Sue Yeah,
or Gremlins!
(Brooklyn Ann 5:37pm October 6, 2013)

Oooh... I love Adams Family... so funny!
(May Pau 7:04pm October 6, 2013)

Wow, Congrats on your new book: BITE ME YOUR GRACE. I love
the book cover too! Yes, I love the Addams Family and the
Munsters and all those other movies you mentioned. My
favorite I believe is: Phantasm movie. Phantasm is a 1979
American horror film directed, written, photographed, co-
produced, and edited by Don Coscarelli. It introduced the
Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), a supernatural and malevolent
undertaker who turns the dead into dwarf zombies to do his
bidding and take over the world. He is opposed by a young
boy, Mike (Michael Baldwin), who tries to convince his older
brother Jody (Bill Thornbury) and family friend Reggie
(Reggie Bannister) of the threat. To me that is a SCARY
movie and I can still hear the Tall Man yelling BOY and
there is no way you would ever catch me near a cemetery at
night. I would love to win and read your new book this Fall.
Thank You for the great contest and great movie memories
too. Thanks, Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 7:46pm October 6, 2013)

I loved Bite Me Your Grace! I'm with you on the movie
recommendations except for the Stephen King. That one is a
little too intense for me. LOL!
(Linda Townsend 8:55pm October 6, 2013)

There's always Ghostbuster's, which is one of my favorites!
(Janie McGaugh 8:56pm October 6, 2013)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I really don't do horror, but I do camp. The Rocky Horror Picture Show! ;-)
(Marcia Berbeza 10:57pm October 6, 2013)

@May! Morticia is my hero. @Cecilia, Phantasm is awesome! I
own it! @Linda Thanks so much!!! @Janie I actually have
Ghostbusters on one of my lists! I still can't decide whether
I like 1 or 2 better. @Marcia, oh yes, Rocky Horror forever!!!
(Brooklyn Ann 11:14pm October 6, 2013)

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a favorite.
(Mary Preston 5:07am October 7, 2013)

lets not forget jason, freddie & chainsaws
I LOVE OCT & booger movies!!!
(Pamela Faye Howell 10:41am October 7, 2013)

The Addams Family is probably the mildest which is my speed.
(Alyson Widen 5:51pm October 31, 2013)

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