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Old October 29 2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Favorite "Halloween" movie?

Being that it is soon Halloween, what is your favorite Halloween movie? I don't mean just the Michael Myers Halloween films, any scary movie. I'm not sure if I have a favorite, I like to watch them all. One really movie that my friend and I couldn't finish watching was Redneck Zombies. We thought it would be a funny film, but it was so bad we only watched like 10 minutes of it

So, what's your fovrite Halloween movie?
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Old October 29 2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

I'm a big fan of horror movies and have seen quite a few over the years, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to go with the obvious answer. I love the original Halloween. It's not only my favorite horror movie but it's in my top 20 of favorite movies overall. The atmosphere of the movie is awesome and the music is second to none. My second favorite is the original Dawn of the Dead. I think it's the best movie Romero has made. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is way up on the list as well.
As far as obscure movies, last year I discovered Don't Go In the House. I thought it was pretty disturbing. If you like slasher films Just Before Dawn is an obscure but really good one.
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Old October 29 2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

Scream.
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Old October 29 2009, 08:11 PM   #4
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

I've got quite a few I enjoy watching around Halloween (and all throughout the year too ) Halloween ('78) House of 1,000 Corpses It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown The Nightmare Before Christmas Sleepy Hollow Day of the Dead
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Old October 29 2009, 08:20 PM   #5
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

The original "Halloween" w/ Jamie Lee Curtis.

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"Ghost Story" w/ Alice Krieg.
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Old October 29 2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

Halloween (orignial & remake)
Halloween 4
The Exorcist & The Exorcist III
Hellraiser
The Grudge
The Hills Have Eyes (remake)
The Thing (Carpenter's remake)
Dawn of the Dead (yes, the remake)
The Frighteners
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Old October 29 2009, 09:39 PM   #7
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Evil Dead Trilogy

Really, just about any splatter movie, those ones just stick out in my mind.

I also think Eraserhead has a creepy halloween feel.
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Old October 29 2009, 09:56 PM   #8
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JOHN CARPENTER'S Halloween
When A Stranger Calls
Scream 1, 2, and 3
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Old October 29 2009, 10:29 PM   #9
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Carpenter's The Thing
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Old October 29 2009, 11:10 PM   #10
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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The Exorcist III
A fellow Exorcist III fan. We are few and far between.
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Old October 29 2009, 11:14 PM   #11
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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The Exorcist III
A fellow Exorcist III fan. We are few and far between.
Not really; it's generally well-regarded.

Exorcist II, on the other hand....
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Old October 29 2009, 11:16 PM   #12
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

I'm probably going to convince someone to watch the Descent and 28 Days Later with me this year. I'd like to watch something new too, though.
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Old October 29 2009, 11:18 PM   #13
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

Spookman Spiff wrote: View Post
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The Exorcist III
A fellow Exorcist III fan. We are few and far between.
Not really; it's generally well-regarded.

Exorcist II, on the other hand....
You must have read different reviews and know smarter people than I do.
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Old October 29 2009, 11:33 PM   #14
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Re: Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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A fellow Exorcist III fan. We are few and far between.
Not really; it's generally well-regarded.

Exorcist II, on the other hand....
You must have read different reviews and know smarter people than I do.
Well, I mean amongst horror fans, I guess. I don't know what your average Joe thinks. Non-fans tend to lump horror sequels together. Halloween 4 is an example of that. I hear people slag on it just for being a Halloween sequel, even though, when you watch it, it surpasses all of the other sequels, and on many levels, is right up there with the original.

Exorcist III has a somewhat soft positive rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it fares much better in Amazon reviews. Several of the negative reviews are complaining about the DVD, not the film. (And rightly so.)
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Old October 29 2009, 11:49 PM   #15
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Halloween 4 is an example of that. I hear people slag on it just for being a Halloween sequel, even though, when you watch it, it surpasses all of the other sequels, and on many levels, is right up there with the original.
I still have a soft spot for Halloween II as far as the sequels go. Although you're probably right in saying that 4 is the superior film.

Exorcist III has a somewhat soft positive rating of 62% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it fares much better in Amazon reviews. Several of the negative reviews are complaining about the DVD, not the film. (And rightly so.)
Yeah, the DVD is weak. It's a shame too because the film deserves better. Not only is it intelligent and thoughtful, but it has one of the scariest scenes ever committed to film. You know the one I'm talking about.
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