Favorite "Halloween" movie?

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  1. darkshadow0001

    darkshadow0001 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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?
     
  2. Ward Fowler

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    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.
     
  3. Trubinator

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    Scream.
     
  4. Turd Ferguson

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    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
     
  5. exodus

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    The original "Halloween" w/ Jamie Lee Curtis.

    &

    "Ghost Story" w/ Alice Krieg.
     
  6. Worf2DS9

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    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
     
  7. Kirkman1987

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    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.
     
  8. Amasov

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    JOHN CARPENTER'S Halloween
    When A Stranger Calls
    Scream 1, 2, and 3
     
  9. Gary Mitchell

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    Carpenter's The Thing
     
  10. Ward Fowler

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    A fellow Exorcist III fan. We are few and far between.
     
  11. Spaceman Spiff

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    Not really; it's generally well-regarded.

    Exorcist II, on the other hand....
     
  12. Starbreaker

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    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.
     
  13. Ward Fowler

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    You must have read different reviews and know smarter people than I do. :)
     
  14. Spaceman Spiff

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    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.)
     
  15. Ward Fowler

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    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.

    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. :)
     
  16. Starkers

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    Does it involve a white sheet and a pair of clippers by chance? :devil:

    My favourite scary film of all time is The Haunting (1963 version) followed by, in no particular order...

    Night/Curse of the Demon
    The Fog (Carpenter version)
    Halloween (ditto)
    The Thing (ditto)
    The Descent
    Blair Witch
    Salems Lot (ok technically a mini series)
    Ringu

    I've probably forgot something obvious so I may come back...
     
  17. Spaceman Spiff

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    Just barely, I think. I like Halloween II as well. I like to watch it immediately after the original, given the continuation.

    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. :)[/QUOTE]

    Oh yes. I may have to throw it into the DVD player later, come to think of it.

    As for favorite Hallowe'en movies that haven't yet been mentioned, I like to watch Something Wicked This Way Comes, which has an October-ish feel to it. I also enjoyed the heck out of Trick 'r Treat, which will join my annual Hallowe'en viewing cycle.
     
  18. Auriq

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    My Halloween viewing this year includes:

    The Crow
    Sleepy Hollow
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    (My wife will be watching chick flicks in the other room)
     
  19. Ward Fowler

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    By the way, that's a very solid list you have there.

    There's a fan edit out on the tubes that rather successfully edits the two movies together. I'm going to watch it again this weekend.

    I have it but haven't watched it yet. I've heard good things though. I plan to give it a spin tomorrow.
     
  20. Starkers

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    Thanks! I really should watch Exorsist III again someday, I haven't seen it for years but that scene really stays with you!
     

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