Top 10 Halloween Movies
Recently, Marliz3e over at Every Girls Corner, had reached 650 comments. With that milestone, the 650th commenter was selected to be a guest blogger. I was that chosen one. So, if you don’t mind, take the time to check out that post, and while you’re there check out the rest of her blog. She’s a really sweet and talented girl who really knows how to make a post jump out at you.
Well, I figured I would do a crossover and have this post relate to my guest post. To keep with the flow of Halloween, here’s my Top 10 Favorite Halloween Movies.
10. Amityville Horror (1978)
A family moves into a perfectly nice house in Amityville, N.Y. Then things begin to happen: black goo comes out of the toilet, flies appear (does this have anything to do with the toilet?), a voice tells a priest to “get out,” and something with glowing red eyes peers through the windows at night. Sure it was an “Exorcist” rip-off, but it was “based on a true story!” That’s got to count for something.
9. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
A remake of George Romero’s classic (#8 on the list) Same basic story, but updated. As the world is over-run with the undead, a group of survivors find refuge in a shopping mall. This time around, the zombies don’t shuffle they haul ass. And they don’t stop until they’re in little pieces. While it lacks the satire of the original, it’s bigger budget means more thrills. Oddly the best, and scariest scenes in the film happen as the closing credits roll. Just hang in there.
8. Dawn of the Dead
Director George Romero single handedly created the zombie genre with “Night of the Living Dead.” But it was the sequel, “Dawn of the Dead” that he really cranked the scares up exponentially by featuring some of the goriest scenes ever committed to film. It’s no wonder the film was banned in 17 countries.
7. Evil Dead II
Sam Raimi is now a famous Hollywood director, but long before he directed “Spiderman” he all but invented the horror/comedy genre with this 1987 classic. The film features cult-movie icon Bruce Campbell as a hapless hero defending himself from hordes of demons. Ever been on a roller coaster? That’s what watching “Evil Dead II” is like — lots of screams.
6. The Shining.
This movie creeped me out for days. I was always afraid someone was going to chop an ax through my door.
5. Halloween series
Michael Myers doesn’t scare me as much as the other two murders listed below. Maybe it’s just because his story is so much different. Still one of my favs though.
4. Friday the 13th Series
Probably one of the best slasher films of all time. How the hell is Jason always so fast. He doesn’t run, yet he’s always around the next corner or right behind you the next time you look back.
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street series.
I had nightmares for weeks after watching the first one, but as I got older, I always wanted to have claws coming out my fingertips.
2. Beetle Juice.
A film by Tim Burton in which a recently deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) try to repel a family (Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder) from their old New England home. After finding that their methods of scaring the family aren’t working, the couple look for help in the services of “Bio-Exorcist” Betelguese (Michael Keaton).
1. Hocus Pocus.
Made in 1993, this film stars a younger Sarah Jessica Parker(Pre-Sex in the City), Bette Midler, and Thora Birch(who later starred in American Beauty.) A fantastic movie, if you haven’t seen it, I recommend you go and find it now.