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I took a very quick and not at all comprehensive look at the threads and didn't see this. So; what movies do you guys start the Halloween season off with? For us it is the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie, The first and second Aliens movies, Event Horizon ( the perfect blend of sci-fy and horror), A Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, The Reanimator and its sequel, Bubba-HoTep ( you must see this, especially if you enjoyed any of the Evil Dead movies), the Evil Dead movies, The Hellraiser movies-specifically the first three, Cannibal Holocaust, and Brain Dead. And of course the first Halloween movie. Sometimes the Hills Have Eyes, and any of the recent Rob Zombie flicks.
 

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Every year, the two absolute MUST movies are Hocus Pocus and Trick R' Treat. LOVE those two movies and always get me in the mood for Halloween! During the season I also play Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Nightmare Before Christmas, and unashamedly- Scooby Doo and the Ghoul School. Then, I love most of the horror movies, so I will usually watch Cabin in the Woods, Saw, The Scream movies, The Witches,
 

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I watched Sinister last night. Mostly because I wanted a refresh on it before the sequel came out. I highly recommend it. Other than a few ridiculous face close up jump scares... Its a great movie.

I like to start off with the less Halloweenish ones at first and then work my way up to Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Trick R Treat and Halloween (Carpenter).

Right now I'm watching Interview With A Vampire.
 

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Most of my DVDs are still packed away but here's what Ive been watching lately:

Alien
Aliens
The Blair Witch Project
The X-Files Fight The Future
An American Werewolf in London
Twice Told Tales
The Evil Dead
 

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I am probably in the super-minority here because while I *love* Halloween, I'm a big chicken! LOL!

I practically sat in my sister's lap during The Blair Witch Project, I can't bring myself to go with DH to haunted hayrides or other creepy walkthrough things, and I just can't really watch scary movies without being somewhat traumatized for a while. I foolishly went with a group of friends, years ago, to see The Devil's Rejects and I *still* wish I never had some of those images in my head! Ugh...

Anyway, because of that, my movie list is probably much tamer than most, although I can watch a little bit of the old-school horror movies that don't have lots of torture scenes or really gory stuff. I have seen Halloween & Nightmare on Elm Street, for example.

Here's what I like to watch prior to & during Halloween ~

The documentary "The American Scream",
the most awesome Halloween movie "The Worst Witch" with Tim Curry as this unbelievable wizard,
Halloween episodes of the tv show "Roseanne",
the movie "Summer School" because two guys are obsessed with horror movies and try to make one (so funny!),
Halloween episodes of the tv show "Modern Family",
episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer like "Hush" (oh those creepy Gentlemen!) or "Halloween" when they turn into their costumes,
the movie "13 Ghosts" because even though it IS scary (IMHO) it's also really creative & imaginative and breaks out of the "one bad guy coming to kill everyone" routine,
the movie "The Frightener's" with Micheal J. Fox,
the movie "The Witches" with Angelica Houston,
all of the Addams Family movies (Gomez! Morticia! Wednesday! Pugsley! Cousin It! Pubert! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!),
"The Witches of Eastwick"
episodes of "The Walking Dead" even though I'm a season behind everyone else,
I *love* "Something Wicked This Way Comes" - so, so, so awesome & creepy!
"Beetlejuice" - well, duh!
Harry Potter movies can't help but inspire!
"Practical Magic"
Also "Never-Ending Story" & "Labyrinth" & "Legend" really put me into a creative & Halloween-inspired mindset! (man, that Darkness! Yikes! One day I want a Halloween prop of him!!!)
tv series "The Witches of Eastend" on Netflix
"Ghostbusters" - another "well, duh!"
"The Craft" movie
"Teen Witch" movie - LOL!

Man, I better get started now if I'm gonna fit all this stuff in! Ha ha! Seriously, DH and I will try to watch stuff together and stuff on our own, when we can fit it in, but I would say these are some go-to options for me. :cool:
 

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We watched Beetlejuice yesterday, my wife told me there was going to be a sequel. I hope it's good! I'm thinking of getting some "other holiday inspired" horror movies to marathon. The one's I'm interested in but haven't seen are: Thankskilling-evil turkey possesed by a killers soul or something like that, Jack Frost-killer snowman. I've seen the first Leprechaun and will add it to the line up. I need to find a campy Easter themed scary movie, something like "wisecracking serial killer's soul takes over animatronic easter bunny kills victim in eastery ways". On a side note I noticed that Zombeavers is on Netflix--yes kids zombie beavers! I may have to check it out.
 

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I usually kick the season off with "dawn of the dead" remake, "Halloween" remake, work in original poltergeist, evil dead (both) the shining, great pumpkin, trick r treat, and end it with original Halloween and dawn. And whatever else I can fit in.
 

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One of my favorite pastimes! I'm already jotting down movies from your lists that I either haven't seen yet or had forgotten about. Jenn&MattFromPA - tame or not, I liked almost everything on your list. I know everybody has their own unique likes and dislikes for movies, but I tend to like scary, creepy and suspenseful, with ghost stories and haunted house movies as my favorites. The old school Legend of Hell House is a classic. (Wouldn't you just love to tour a real house like that? :)) I'm not much for hacker/slasher just for the sake of gallons of blood and gore. No offense to those that like them, though. Keep these suggestions coming guys! I already kicked off the season with Hocus Pocus this year. Think I'm going to try to do a spooky movie every weekend leading up to Halloween and save one I haven't seen yet for the big night. Any suggestions for something awesome to fill the big 10/31? :)
 

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Hello All :) I'm new here and this is my first posting! When I came across this thread I knew I had to join in... :)
I love all horror movies but a few to get me in the Halloween mood are,
Creepshow
Halloween (original, and rob zombie re-make)
Hocus Pocus
Trick r' Treat
Monster Squad
Any of the universal monsters movies
Shaun of the Dead
Any George Romero film
From Dusk till Dawn
The Lost Boys
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Interview with the Vampire
I spit on your Grave
... And that's all I can think of right now :)
 

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One of my favorite pastimes! I'm already jotting down movies from your lists that I either haven't seen yet or had forgotten about. Jenn&MattFromPA - tame or not, I liked almost everything on your list. I know everybody has their own unique likes and dislikes for movies, but I tend to like scary, creepy and suspenseful, with ghost stories and haunted house movies as my favorites. The old school Legend of Hell House is a classic. (Wouldn't you just love to tour a real house like that? :)) I'm not much for hacker/slasher just for the sake of gallons of blood and gore. No offense to those that like them, though. Keep these suggestions coming guys! I already kicked off the season with Hocus Pocus this year. Think I'm going to try to do a spooky movie every weekend leading up to Halloween and save one I haven't seen yet for the big night. Any suggestions for something awesome to fill the big 10/31? :)
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Old Creepy Classic:
House of Wax with Vincent Price


Haunted Houseish without too much Gore-
Session 9 (okay, its not a house, its an asylum)
The Others
The Shining (Okay, not a house, its a hotel)

Creepy ghost/possession movie -
The Conjuring

Creepy Suspenseful Movie -
Sinister (This is such a great movie... it really doesn't have much gore but it has quite a bit of implied gore and definitely some horrific things happen in it... doesn't sound exactly like what your favorites are but I still think its great)

I tried to list some ones that weren't repeated a bunch on here and I'm sure you've seen some or all... but there ya go!
 

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Lately I have been enjoying "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"...

The first time I saw it I was not too impressed, the 2nd viewing I warmed up to it. It really doesn't take itself seriously at all, it is a sort of "cheeseburger" action movie with monsters and stuff. Vulgar, crude, silly, clever at moments. Good as light popcorn entertainment.
 
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