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Maestro October 10 2009 03:13 AM

Plan a Halloween Movie Marathon
Halloween gives us a great opportunity for movie marathons. Genres like vampires, classics, cheesy B-movies, aliens, monsters, etc. are all easily watchable "in the spirit of the holiday season."

So, let's plan a movie marathon. Let's say it's for a Saturday night in October, beginning at 6 pm and ending at midnight. You can program anyway you wish, maybe Nosferatu and the Gil Man. Maybe The Menagerie Star Trek ep. Maybe you'll have intermissions inbetween the films where you'll show porn (Yes, I've been to a Halloween movie marathon where our hosts showed skinflicks inbetween the actual flicks). There are even some good, old Doctor Who horror serials you could consider.

So, how will you program your six hours?

MANT! October 10 2009 04:22 AM

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Well a starter actually would be Forbidden Planet
followed by Godzilla, King of the Monsters
with the finale ...the original Phantasm..
musical interludes in between..(to referesh one's beer/wine and munchies)

sbk1234 October 10 2009 04:49 AM

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All I know is it must include Young Frankenstein and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Admiral_Young October 10 2009 06:44 AM

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For me it would be

The Blair Witch Project
Nightmare Before Elm Street
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

sbk1234 October 10 2009 04:17 PM

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I'll also add Hocus Pokus
and Mad Monster Party

Maestro October 10 2009 09:54 PM

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I'd go like this:

Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars 1
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars 2
Phantom of the Opera
Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars 3

miraclefan October 10 2009 11:01 PM

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If I had to plan A Halloween Movie Marathon it would have to be over 3 days and be as follows.. Day 1 Forbidden Planet, Star Trek The Cage, The Day The Earth Stood Still (original) The Birds, Psycho (once again original) Evil Dead, Day 2 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday The 13th, Slither, Scanners, A Nightmare On Elm St, The Burning, A L I E N, Evil dead II. Day 3 The Fly (remake), The Blob (remake) Aliens, Hellraiser, Hr II Hellbound, The Dark Side Of The Moon, Moon Trap, Alien 3, Army of darkness, and top it all off with Freddy vs Jason.

The Borgified Corpse October 11 2009 04:13 AM

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I'd probably do a short one. I'd start off with something light like Addams Family Values, Ghostbusters, or The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Next I'd do something dark & sci-fi like Aliens, Species, Star Trek: First Contact, or The Terminator.

Then I would close it out with a classic mix of horror & comedy, the MST3K version of "Manos: The Hands of Fate."

Dar70 October 11 2009 04:18 AM

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I usually like to watche televised movie marathons Yes some are edited but who cares its fun to catch a good one on tv. TCM has a great marathon every year plus you get the bonus of Robert Osbourne hosting the evening films. I always take the last week in October off because of Halloween. Its a weeklong celebration for me. Usually by myself though and I do go to the GF's to watch some films.

QuasarVM October 11 2009 04:22 AM

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1. John Capernter's Halloween
2. John Carpenter's The Thing
3. The Exorcist
4. Evil Dead II

The Boy Who Cried Worf October 11 2009 07:42 AM

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It should be mandatory for everyone to watch the original Halloween on Halloween. I'd probably start off with two B&W films. A low-budget cheesy one from the 50's. Then a Universal film. Maybe the Black Cat or a Frankenstein movie. On second thought instead of a low-budgeter maybe the other B&W could be Mario Bava's Black Sunday or Carnival of Souls. Then any Hammer film with Cushing and Lee together. Move on to the Exorcist and the aforementioned Halloween. Finish the night with either the Shining or Carrie. In between play scenes from the Simpson's Treehouse of Horror episodes.

Kirkman1987 October 11 2009 11:10 AM

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Well, There are so many fun horror films, but I'd make sure these were considered

Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness

And some Hammer Horror.

Spaceman Spiff October 11 2009 11:13 AM

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Kirkman1987 wrote: (Post 3478059)
And some Hammer Horror.


You guys would also do well to at least rent Trick 'r Treat.

Kelso October 11 2009 02:33 PM

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I'd definitely start with the movie that I am watching right now... Dora the Explorer: Dora's Halloween.


In years past, my traditional Halloween movie have been Arsenic and Old Lace and Plan 9 from Outer Space... along with marathon sessions from the Universal Studios Monster Legacy Collections.

nx1701g October 11 2009 06:31 PM

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Mine (but this isn't the actual Halloween party schedule we have planned - Our party starts at 5:00 and lasts until a little after 1:00).:

6:00 - 7:36: Night of the Living Dead
7:40 - 9:21: John Carpenter's Halloween
9:25 - 10:55: A Nightmare on Elm Street
11:00 - 12:34: Hellraiser

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