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« on: October 09, 2008, 07:20:47 PM »

I'm looking for something classic to watch on Halloween and need ideas. What would you recommend?
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 07:22:40 PM »

The original Halloween, obviously.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 07:23:33 PM »

You mean, like Halloween. Still a classic.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 07:28:10 PM »

What better film to watch on Halloween than Halloween
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 07:30:34 PM »

Halloween? whats that?
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 07:32:31 PM »

Saturday the 14th!
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 07:35:33 PM »

I always watch the same three every year.  After a stop at the local theater to pick up a gigantic tub of popcorn and a stop at the store to get a large bag of Goldenberg's Peanut Chews and strawberry Twizzlers it's home to watch:

John Carpenter's The Fog (the original)
Night of the Living Dead (the original)
Young Frankenstein

It's my annual Halloween tradition.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 07:36:11 PM »

My big three Halloween movies are the original Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and the Exorcist. I've bought about every special edition of all of those on DVD that has come out.
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 07:37:42 PM »





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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 07:38:54 PM »

Monster Squad is good also, as is the original Nightmare on Elm Street (which was legit scary)
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 07:53:19 PM »

there is a french movie called Inside that'll scare the crap out of you....I would make certain you watch the Unedited version

aside from that, I recommend Ghost Story, The Changeling, and Company of Wolves
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2008, 07:56:02 PM »

Crap, Hallowween has snuck up on me this year.  This will be the first year in a while that I don't have a house party to attend by dint of being 300 miles away. 
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2008, 07:56:32 PM »

I was always a big fan of House.  It's a 1986 horror/comedy featuring William Katt of Greatest American Hero fame, although the humor is far from slapstick and infrequent enough to maintain the horror vibe.  A great 1980's classic.
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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 07:58:15 PM »



I cant think of anything scarier than that.
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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 07:58:56 PM »

I'm really excited this year because Halloween is falling on a Friday night. We've already got our house decorated for the kids, and I plan on watching a ton of horror movies while passing out candy. I hate when Halloween falls on a weeknight and I can't stay up all night for a big movie marathon.
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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008, 08:00:39 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2008, 08:46:23 PM »

I will blatantly ignore the "classic" requirement and suggest Teeth.

Follow it up with Slither should time permit.
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2008, 08:55:12 PM »

my favourite haunted house flick(The original,not the Shiiiite Catherine Zeta Jones/Owen Wilson/Liam Neeson remake)



Tha Haunting


or you could go for another haunted house

i think i will give this one a watch actually



Rose Red


or why not go for a little black comedy...although i dont think this falls in that area,as its outright hilarious

before Peter Jackson did lord of the rings



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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2008, 09:27:45 PM »

Ghostbusters, surely!
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2008, 09:44:44 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2008, 09:47:06 PM »

Quote from: kadnod on October 09, 2008, 08:46:23 PM

I will blatantly ignore the "classic" requirement and suggest Teeth.

Follow it up with Slither should time permit.

I want to watch Teeth, but unfortunately the DVD doesn't have English subtitles or closed captioning. So that's out.

I've decided to watch The Haunting (original 1963 version). Thanks guys!
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2008, 10:14:13 PM »

As long as it's well after you've eaten, there's no kids around and your wife / girlfriends already gone to bed; this!

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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2008, 10:36:00 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on October 09, 2008, 10:14:13 PM

As long as it's well after you've eaten, there's no kids around and your wife / girlfriends already gone to bed; this!

Hell, then in that case:



I hadn't eaten and I still felt somewhat nauseous.  But my goodness what a movie.   icon_eek
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2008, 11:45:11 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on October 09, 2008, 10:14:13 PM

As long as it's well after you've eaten, there's no kids around and your wife / girlfriends already gone to bed; this!



I've always wanted to watch this one as well, but it doesn't have subtitles or closed captions either! Bastards.
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2008, 11:46:43 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on October 09, 2008, 10:36:00 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 09, 2008, 10:14:13 PM

As long as it's well after you've eaten, there's no kids around and your wife / girlfriends already gone to bed; this!

Hell, then in that case:



I hadn't eaten and I still felt somewhat nauseous.  But my goodness what a movie.   icon_eek

Same movie as Brain Dead that metallicorphan posted above. Just depends on where you live.

House was cool, but House II ruled.

I always watch The Shining every Halloween, love that film. Here's a more recent recommendation though:

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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2008, 11:52:01 PM »

Quote from: Simon on October 09, 2008, 11:46:43 PM

Same movie as Brain Dead that metallicorphan posted above. Just depends on where you live.

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I had no idea.  I knew it had another name but I never realized it was the very movie metallicorphan posted above.   icon_redface

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House was cool, but House II ruled.

I definitely enjoyed House II, but House was the originator and it was by far the creepier of the two.  I loved the classic "monster-in-the-closet" scene with Norm from Cheers.   icon_lol

Perhaps I need to add these to my DVD collection.  My wife despises horror films, and because we don't watch them together and I don't take the time to watch them solo I've become rather sensitive to the gore and fright factor, but House and House II have the right balance between scares and humor.  Odds are my wife would hate them as well (she loathed Shaun of the Dead), but they hold a special place in my heart.
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2008, 11:55:34 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on October 09, 2008, 07:58:15 PM



I cant think of anything scarier than that.

you wanna bet?  then let me tell you, as soon as I saw the OP I was going to suggest the same thing.  that means we think alike.


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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2008, 12:27:12 AM »

I second the recommendation for the classic 60's The Haunting. I try to watch that every Halloween-time.
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2008, 12:35:20 AM »

Quote from: ravenvii on October 09, 2008, 11:45:11 PM

Quote from: kronovan on October 09, 2008, 10:14:13 PM

As long as it's well after you've eaten, there's no kids around and your wife / girlfriends already gone to bed; this!



I've always wanted to watch this one as well, but it doesn't have subtitles or closed captions either! Bastards.

Have you checked the 2 disk limited edition version for those features? It has a lot of bells and whistles so it might just have them. I bought it for my nephew as a homecoming present so I it's not with me, but I'll ask him next time I talk to him.
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2008, 01:16:18 AM »

Phantasm


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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2008, 01:29:21 AM »

Simon, I completely agree about The Shining, it's in my top 10 movies of all time, any genre. A true classic. Lots of great choices in this thread, but OMG how has this one been left out so far??



it's the absolute ultimate halloween flick.
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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2008, 02:56:27 AM »

The Haunting is a great choice. It's amazing how much scarier it is than the stupid CGI remake.
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2008, 02:22:52 PM »

I don't think there should be a question as to what movie you should watch:



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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2008, 02:25:53 PM »

Could also do a zombie fest, starting with Night of the Living Dead through Land of the Dead.

Other alternatives include the Ring (Japanese) or Grudge films, too.
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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2008, 02:33:39 PM »

MetallicOrphan's suggestion of the original The Haunting is also mine.  It and The Legend of Hell House (both the novel and the screenplay are by the great Richard Matheson) are two of the scariest damn movies ever made...and they both rely on atmosphere, camera work and sound to achieve those scares.  No cheap CAT JUMPS INTO FRAME shots or buckets of blood being thrown into the air to shock you.
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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2008, 02:39:38 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 09, 2008, 11:55:34 PM

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I cant think of anything scarier than that.

you wanna bet?  then let me tell you, as soon as I saw the OP I was going to suggest the same thing.  that means we think alike.


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Shit, after that, this topic got really scary for me.  crybaby
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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2008, 09:39:20 PM »

The Thing, The Descent, and The Mist.

Not necessarily in that order. That will be my Halloween movie marathon.
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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2008, 09:44:59 PM »

The original Salem's Lot is my favorite for Halloween. 
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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2008, 10:17:07 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on October 10, 2008, 02:22:52 PM

I don't think there should be a question as to what movie you should watch:


i'm really not sure why i didn't post The Exorcist...easily one of the best horror movies ever made.  it may not be big on scares, but the whole movie is just disturbing on a level that few films since have matched.  the fact the The Exorcist still holds up so well today is a testament to how much it pushed the envelope at the time of its original release more than 30 years ago.
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