October is just around the corner. I need to consider what spoooooky movies I can watch as we head into the haunted season.
|let's blow the lid off this Halloween!|
Really, if it's in the mode of ghosts, Dracula, Frankenstein, mummies, swamp creatures, invisible men, haunted houses, cursed pumpkin patches, space mutants, etc... I'll always be willing to give it a try. I'm disinclined to check out the more recent pictures of the torture porn variety, so you can hang onto those suggestions. I'm also not that into 80's-style slasher movies.
|let's go for creepy and spooky instead of just gory|
But there's nothing like a good crowdsourcing to hear what you guys have seen that you've liked that could make for some terrific Halloween frights.
I've missed a lot of movies you guys have suggested over the years, but now is as good a time as any to send me a recommendation, possibly send it again. While I will watch some of my Halloween favorites again this year (Bride of and Young Frankenstein) I really do want to watch some new stuff. And, keep in mind, I don't watch much horror or non-Kaiju monster movies*, so almost everything is going to be new to me.
|bonus points for including Julie Adams in your movie. Yowza.|
By the way, comics and other forms of media are welcome as well. Audiobooks, too!
Here's a list of some of my favorites to give you an idea of what I like:
- The Wolf-Man
- Bride of Frankenstein
- Creature from the Black Lagoon
- Phantom of the Opera
- The Haunting
- An American Werewolf in London
- The Blob
- House on Haunted Hill
- The Shining
- The Thing (Carpenter version)
- Evil Dead 2
Movies I did not like:
So help me out!
AND: if you have an idea for a Spooktacular Contest, send it my way!
*every damn Halloween AMC runs Kaiju movies. I know they're technically monsters, but with 100 years of non-Kaiju monster and horror movies, that always seems a bit off to me