Halloween Movies 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013
Every year when October rolls around, I try to watch as many Halloween themed films as possible before November comes around. Here's my list of the 10 Halloween movies that I watched this year.

10) Re-Animator (1985)
       I hadn't seen this movie before and I really didn't like it. There's a scene where a decapitated scientist   starts fondles the protagonist's girlfriend's breasts that was too much for me.

9) My Amityville Horror (2012)
     Fun fact: my friend and former Hastings co-worker was a co-producer on this documentary. I'm not sure if Daniel Lutz is mentally ill or if he really did experience some terrible things in Amityville. Maybe both.

8) Carrie (1976)
     I'd seen Carrie before, but my husband had not and I wanted to show him why I don't think the 2013 re-make of Carrie is quite so plausible. It still remains a classic.

7) Child's Play (1988)
     I'd seen a few Chucky sequels, but I hadn't watched the original. It was okay.

6) Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
   This was a Netflix discovery. It's a comedy combining Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman and the Mummy and the cast features a lot of big names like Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr., Geena Davis as a sexy vampire,and Michael Richards as a crazy bell boy. It's also got an awesome 80's title theme song. I love any movie with an awesome 80's title theme song.

5) Cabin in the Woods (2011)
    I enjoyed this interesting new take on the horror genre. Plus, it had the dad from Six Feet Under in it and Thor was in it too.

4) Arachnophobia (1990)
    I remember wanting to watch this movie on TV as a kid and being disappointed when the network decided to air another movie instead. Consequently, I only just saw the movie now. I guess it was for the best. I'm afraid if I'd seen this movie when I was young, my fear of spiders would be worse.

3) Pontypool (2008) 
    This movie had a fresh idea on low budget monster films which takes place almost entirely inside of a radio studio. Stephen McHattie is great and the movie slowly builds up tension well.  

2) An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    I'd seen An American Werewolf in Paris before (Hello! Gavin Rossdale was on the soundtrack), but somehow I hadn't managed to see this film until now. And what perfect timing seeing as London is just a few hours away. It's another classic.

1) Ghostbusters (1984)
    I couldn't let Halloween go by without re-watching Ghostbusters. I think I might be the only one who gets sad when Marshmallow Man is destroyed.

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