Halloween Movies


At home, bored and don’t know what to do? I’ve got some ideas for great movies to watch this Halloween season. Keep in mind that I watch A LOT of horror movies, this is just the tip of the iceberg for me – I’ve got a library of 450+ titles.

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      • An American Werewolf in London (1981). After surviving a vicious werewolf attack that left his friend dead, an American backpacker in London becomes a murderous werewolf himself. Prowling the streets of London, he learns that his living-dead victims will wander in limbo until he’s dead.
  • Candyman (1992). Grad student Helen Lyle unintentionally summons the Candyman, a hook-handed creature made flesh by other people’s belief in him.
  • Carrie (1976). An outcast teen with telekinetic ability lashes out with her deadly power when the high school “in crowd” torments her with a sick joke at the prom.
  • Hellraiser (1987). Clive Barker’s directing debut follows the tale of a couple (Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins) who move into an old house and discovers a hideous creature (Oliver Smith) — the man’s half-brother (and his wife’s former lover) – hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to three demons, the man’s been brought back to life by a drop of blood on the floor. Soon, he’s forcing his former mistress to bring him human sacrifices to complete his body.
  • Halloween (1978). In this iconic slasher flick, mental hospital escapee Michael Myers goes on a murder spreee on Halloween night after returning to his hometown. As Michael targets baby sitter Laurie, pyschiatrist Dr. Loomis makes it his mission to stop the rampage
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968) The radiation from a fallen satellite might have caused the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food. This is the situation that a group of people penned up in an old farmhouse must deal with.
  • Poltergiest (1982). A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter.
  • Psycho (1960). When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine until Marion decides to take a shower
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In the near future, a biotech company saves mankind with synthetic replacements for failed organs. But those who default on their new liver or heart are subject to repossession. Shilo (Alexa Vega) navigates this dystopia while searching for a cure for her rare illness. Her odyssey is set to a number of catchy songs in this tongue-in-cheek opera
  • Saw (2004). Would you kill to live? That’s what Adam and Gordon have to ask themselves when they’re abducted by a serial killer and paired up in a deadly situation — holed up in a prison constructed with such ingenuity that escape seems impossible.
  • The Evil Dead (1981). Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
  • The Exorcist (1973). When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — follows the exploits of naïve couple Brad and Janet after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
  • The Thing (1982). Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
  • Trick ‘R Treat (2008). Several stories weave together, including a loner fending off a demented trick-or-treater’s attacks; kids uncovering a freaky secret; a school principal — who moonlights as a serial killer — poisoning his candy; and more.

Family Friendly Choices.

  • The Ghost and Mr Chicken (1966). Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He gets his big break when the editor asks him to spend the night at the Simmons mansion that, 20 years before, was the site of a now famous murder-suicide
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999). Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
  • The Corpse Bride (2005). When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
  • Beetlejuice (1988). A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a “bio-exorcist” in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.
  • Young Frankenstein (1974). Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad’s castle and repeats the experiments.
Author: Jethal