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What are some of your favorite movies to watch during the Halloween season?

Some of mine are Halloween(of course), Trick 'r Treat, Sleepy Hollow, Evil Dead, and Halloween 3(underrated).

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If I was going to pick one movie to watch every Halloween, it'd probably be Trick 'r Treat (2008). However, I rarely watch movies over again. I usually try to catch something new (to me) for Halloween. Barring that, I shoot for anything that delivers that old school, gothic sensibility. Barring that, some good horror documentaries include Nightmares in Red, White & Blue; Horror Show (with Anthony Perkins narrating); and Terror in the Aisles. There's others, but those come immediately to mind. 馃

Typical Ghoul Next Door
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Definitely all of the ones you've mentioned. :)

Additionally and in no particular order:

Monster House
The Babadook
13 Ghosts (both the 1960 version and the 2001 remake by Dark Castle)
House on Haunted Hill (again, 1959 version and 1999 Dark Castle remake)
Universal Monsters: Frankenstein, Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy
Arsenic and Old Lace (it takes place/couple marries on Halloween!)
Candyman (1992)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
The Ring
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
The Cabin In The Woods
The Final Girls (2015)

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Personally I'm a big fan of the original black and white classics.. The 30's/40's/50's stuff.. They just ooze that period much more. Anything with Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing.. The icons of horror. You get the idea.. I don't mind the new stuff as long as it's a good one. I like the Halloween films, and even a bit of Creepshow at times, but for true Halloween feel, I always revert back to the classics.

Prince of Arkham Asylum
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There was another great thread that spoke to the 31 Days of Halloween Movie Marathon that you might want to check out... 31 Days of Halloween -- October Movie Marathon

With that said, here's my list for each day of October. It's not a complete list, but pretty solid... :D

1 Bram Stroker's Dracula
2 The Others
3 It Follows
4 The Ring
5 The Secret of Crickley Hall
6 The Purge
7 Rose Red
8 The Babadook
9 White Noise
10 Poltergeist
11 Poltergeist II
12 Signs
13 Amusement
14 It
15 The Wolfman (2010)
16 The Vanishing
17 Shutter Island
18 Zombieland
19 Cube (1997)
20 Halloween (2007)
21 The Descent
22 Midnight Movie
23 1408
24 Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
25 Insidious
26 Insidious 2
27 The Blair Witch Project (1999)
28 The Conjuring
29 House on Haunted Hill (1999)
30 Trick 'r Treat
31 Halloween (1878)

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I'll add some of my favs to the already great ones listed, in no particular order:
  • Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Beetlejuice
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • The Thing (1982)
  • Event Horizon
  • Carrie (1976)
  • The Thing from Another World (1951, playing on kid's TVs during 1978's Halloween)
  • Forbidden Planet (playing on kid's TVs during 1978's Halloween)
  • Earth Vs the Flying Saucers
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Does Saw count? On occasion I binge-watch the whole series. I still remember the first time I watch 13 ghosts, that movie freaked the crap out of me, really well done.

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Not a gore, possession or sci-fi fan - but I'll watch a good classic scary movie any time of year. Lately, I've been watching those old B&W hokey horror/ghost films streaming online.

But for the Halloween season:
House on Haunted Hill (original), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are annual must-sees.

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I really enjoyed the new "It" and "It: Chapter Two."

They're on my fall watch list now.

I re-watched the 1990 original recently, that terrified me as a 9 year old kid. The remakes are much better.

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So many movies....
Halloween and all the movies in the series
Friday the 13th movies
The Fog
The Blob
The Fly
The Evil Dead
Night of the creeps
Monster Squad
Invasion from mars
War of the Worlds
Invasion of the body snatchers

And a lot more......
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