Plan a Halloween Movie Marathon

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Maestro, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Maestro

    Maestro Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 3, 2004
    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?
  2. MANT!

    MANT! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 14, 2005
    in Atomo-vision
    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)
  3. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    All I know is it must include Young Frankenstein and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
  4. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    For me it would be

    The Blair Witch Project
    Nightmare Before Elm Street
    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
  5. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I'll also add Hocus Pokus
    and Mad Monster Party
  6. Maestro

    Maestro Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 3, 2004
    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
  7. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

    Dec 6, 2008
    The F U state of TEXAS!
    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.
  8. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

    Jun 4, 2000
    Ouch! Forgotten already? You were just down ther
    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."
  9. Dar70

    Dar70 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 12, 2001
    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.
  10. QuasarVM

    QuasarVM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 30, 2008
    1. John Capernter's Halloween
    2. John Carpenter's The Thing
    3. The Exorcist
    4. Evil Dead II
  11. The Boy Who Cried Worf

    The Boy Who Cried Worf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 12, 2008
    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.
  12. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 3, 2008
    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.
  13. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

    Jun 21, 2001

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

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 3, 2001
    On the destruct button until the last minute!
    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.
  15. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

    Jun 26, 2001
    2001 - 2016
    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
  16. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

    May 15, 2002
    Any list which does not include Creature From the Black Lagoon is, simply, incomplete.

    1 - Creature From the Black Lagoon
    2 - The Monster of Phantom Lake
    3 - The Mole People
    4 - Young Frankenstein

    5 hours, 59 minutes total.
  17. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 15, 2004
    For Company:

    Start Light with The Addams Family
    Go a bit Darker with the Burbs
    and end with The People Under the Stairs

    for myself

    Start off with the Moral Orel episode "Alone"
    then go to The people under the stairs
    Next Perfect Blue
    and end it with the devils rejects
  18. The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 20, 2003
    1123, 6536, 5321
    My friends and I are planning to watch the original Dawn of the Dead, follow that up with Trick R' Treat on DVD (I saw it at a screening earlier this year - very good anthology horror film) and then a late night screening of Paranormal Activity closer to Halloween.
  19. AstroSmurf

    AstroSmurf Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 23, 2006
    Over the Blue Moon
    When I do a movie marathon, I always try to keep to a certain type and genre. Sometimes I will mix things up a little for sport.

    My suggestions:

    Nosferatu (1922)
    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    Dracula (1931)
    The Wolfman (1941)
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

    Rebecca (1940)
    Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
    Psycho (1960)
    Rear Window (1954)
    The Birds (1963)

    The Haunting (1963)
    Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    The Omen (1976)
    The Amityville Horror (1979)

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
    Halloween (1978)
    Friday 13th (1980)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
    Hellraiser (1987)

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    The Fly (1958)
    The Blob (1958)
    Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    Alien (1979)

    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
    Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    Interview with the Vampire (1994)
    Sweeney Todd (2007)

    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    The Thing (1982)
    The Blob (1988)
    The Fly (1986)
    The Mist (2007)

    The Shining (1980)
    The Sixth Sense (1999)
    Heavenly Creatures (1994)
    Se7en (1995)
    Silence of the Lambs (1992)

    Evil Dead (1981)
    Evil Dead II (1987)
    Army of Darkness (1992)
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    Death Becomes Her (1992)

    Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    Young Frankenstein (1974)
    Beetle Juice (1988)
    The Frighteners (1996)

    And I think a marathon should mean eight to ten hours worth of movies. Six hours is just to short to show much of anything! :lol:
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  20. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Dracula (1931)
    Psycho (1960)
    The Birds (1963)
    The Haunting (1963)
    The Omen (1976)
    Alien (1979)
    Poltergeist (1982)
    Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    Shaun of the Dead (2004)