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.
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 & 4I'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.
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADThis 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.
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.
ARMY OF DARKNESSThis 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!
ROSE RED:In my opinion, one of the best haunted house movies EVER!!! It's really long, but totally worth it.
1408Holy 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.
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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.
Hocus Pocus! It is a required part of Halloween for me.
Now who doesn't love the Adams Family? But the Red Rose was the best. Thanks for this great giveaway!!!
I love Halloween and scary books. I just watched all the Halloween movies to get in the spirit of the season.
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.
@Laura, thanks for stopping by! I haven't checked out Warm
@Vennie I had no idea Garfield had a Halloween show! I'm going
Love watching Hocus Pocus and love the Addams family, big fan of Stephen King and his books.
I enjoy the lighter fare. Nightmare Before Christmas is a favorite. Hocus Pocus is cute, too. Thanks for visiting today.
The original Don't Be Afraid of the Dark movie
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.
I love watching Underworld and Resident Evil for Holloween.
Nope, sorry, I don't watch horrors. Apart from The Lost Boys. Excellent, and good music too.
Underworld and Adams Family
i like watching the halloween shows on tv i really dont have a
I don't like scary ones so give my the Addams family movies or Hocus Pocus.
@Jean Me too! Stephen King is my hero. @Clare I ADORE The Lost
Oooh... I love Adams Family... so funny!
Wow, Congrats on your new book: BITE ME YOUR GRACE. I love
I loved Bite Me Your Grace! I'm with you on the movie
There's always Ghostbuster's, which is one of my favorites!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I really don't do horror, but I do camp. The Rocky Horror Picture Show! ;-)
@May! Morticia is my hero. @Cecilia, Phantasm is awesome! I
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a favorite.
lets not forget jason, freddie & chainsaws
The Addams Family is probably the mildest which is my speed.
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