Monday, 14 September 2009

The Halloween Movie List


So every year (almost) since I moved out of my parents house, I try my best to keep the Halloween vibe alive for the whole month by watching a scary movie everyday of the month. Some years go better than others, but this is the list for this year:

1. Fright Night
2. 1408 
3. Shaun of the Dead
4. The Lost Boys
5. Ernest Scared Stupid--- This film TERRIFIED me and my sisters when we were little. We had to sleep in the same bed for months after seeing it. Halloween is definitely for nostalgia as well. 
6. Pet Sematary
7. The Wolf Man (original with Lon Chenney Jr. and Claude Rainnes; although I should mention I cannot WAIT for the new remake with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins).
8. Lady In White
9. The Exorcist
10. ZOMBIE NIGHT!!!---Triple Feature of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. 
11. Nightmare on Elm Street
12. Dracula (starring Bela Lugosi)
13. The Omen
14. Poltergeist
15. Ghostbusters
16. The House on Haunted Hill (Vincent Price)
17. Hocus Pocus
18. Bram Stoker's Dracula
19. Tod Browning's Freaks
20. The Shining
21. Mad Monster Party---This is a wonderful stop motion film that's an absolute riot. If you have little ones and want to share some Halloween fun, this completely appropriate and cheesy. Boris Karloff even voices the Mad Professor!
22. Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein
23. Friday the 13th
24. Hellraiser
25. Nosferatu (directed by Werner Herzog)
26. Rosemary's Baby
27. Salem's Lot---I absolutely adore this mini-series from the 70's. Will be an act of sheer will power to wait till the end of the month. Has one of the creepiest child vampire scenes ever.
28. The Beast Must Die
29. House of Wax & Tales of Terror (another evening of Vincent Price!)
30. The Worst Witch---childhood classic
31. HALLOWEEN

You might notice some classics missing, such as Carrie or Evil Dead. Well, we watched those earlier this month and are trying to rotate in some stuff we usually don't watch. Also, this year I've added a lot of my childhood favorites (like, The Lady in White). Alternatively though, I have a few that didn't make the final cut, but that we will probably try and find time to watch...possibly by starting now in September. Examples: Phantasm, The Mist, The Hunger, Reeker, The Gift, etc....

****And by the way my vampire fan friends, if you have not seen The Hunger, you must see it. It's a bit dated by the 80's glam of it, but it's positively wonderful. 

4 comments:

Mrs. M said...

this list rocks Ashley!!! I think I may have to copy you and watch 31 days of glorious horror :)

Ashley said...

The all month scary movie list is an amazing idea! Hocus Pocus was defiantely my fave as a kid!

Ashley said...

I hope you found a few new ones to try as well!!! I have to put in some childhood favs in there, b/c wasn't Halloween just the bee's knees as a kid?

Kira said...

I've only seen about 8 of these! I don't think I could manage one a day but October will definitely be the month for scary movies!