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What is your fav Halloween/Horror films??

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Gothbaby Mon 24-Jul-17 16:37:21

Every halloween I do a challenge to watch 31 films in 31 days (starting earlier this year due to baby!) . They are traditional horror films, comedies, old, new, subtitled whatever!! BUT the catch is they have to be films I have never seen before (really hard as i have to write a review for every single one!) Not knowing what I've seen,
I'd love to know what your favourite horror or halloweeny films are??
Any so bad they are good? Ones your grew up with? etc.
So for example, your fav could be classic (such as friday the 13th) or a kids film (Hocus Pocus) etc. .

Kimber2 Mon 24-Jul-17 22:15:02

Annabel, Conjuring1 and 2 and super scary. Including the Ring, Rings, Grudge, Kayako vs Sadako are my fav horror movies.

NerrSnerr Tue 25-Jul-17 07:28:43

Pet Semetary, Cujo, The Faculty, IT.

FrankieStein Sat 29-Jul-17 23:44:19

The Halloween tree was one that stuck with me as a child, and the Disney cartoon sleepy hollow one.
Adult wise I love the Freddie Kruger films, sinister is a good watch. The purge, (and not a film but I loved stranger things)

Purple999Red Sun 30-Jul-17 10:48:30

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
I also saw Rose Red when I was young and it made quite an impression to me.

Andrena92 Wed 13-Sep-17 20:51:24

Stan helsting! I watch it every Halloween
Scary movie 2 is the best out of them all and seed of Chucky. As you can tell I like the funny spoof kind. One I love that freaks me out is misery. Old but gold!

Gracielaw Wed 13-Sep-17 20:55:45

Trick r treat is a great Halloween film

brummiesue Wed 13-Sep-17 21:56:20

Wolf creek, hills have eyes, last house on the left (new remake) plus hostel, all a brilliant watch 😊

AgentCooper Wed 13-Sep-17 22:02:40

Pet Sematary, The Orphanage, The Haunting (original version), Halloween, The Shining, The Blair Witch Project, The Fog, Salem's Lot, Eyes Without a Face

mogulfield Wed 13-Sep-17 22:05:35

Amityville horror (gets in your mind and based on a true story), the shining, IT.

Teddy7878 Wed 13-Sep-17 22:16:33

The Orphan, Halloween, Hostel, Saw, The woman in black, Dark Skies, The visit, It, The Shining, Eden Lake, Dracula, The babadook, The Strangers, Grave Encounters, Coraline, Hocus Pocus, The Craft, insidious, Ouija, Blair Witch (the new one), Lights out, Silent Hill, Goosebumps, The purge, Carrie, Final Destination

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NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Wed 13-Sep-17 22:22:33

Hocus Pocus is the best Halloween movie ever.

Frighteners is a good Halloween watch.

bunningsbunny Wed 13-Sep-17 22:31:27

We have a dvd of Spookley the Square Pumpkin that comes out every Halloween. Probably had it since ds1 was about 2. He's now 12 and finds it horrific that we still have the dvd...

Dh and I watch it more than the dc grin. Not at all scary other than a couple of moments if you're 2 years old... But very sweet and happy memories of watching it when the dc were tiny!

JAPAB Thu 14-Sep-17 15:49:32

I liked The Fourth Kind about alien abductions and visitations.

JAPAB Fri 15-Sep-17 09:33:02

Dawn Of The Dead (both original and remake).

Kittymum03 Fri 15-Sep-17 09:38:16

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TimeForTea73 Sun 17-Sep-17 10:54:18

Every year around the beginning if October we watch the old Hammer House of Horror series and also go through some of the old Amicus portmanteaux.

There's nothing quite like that 70s eerie-ness that just brings something else entirely to the party.

I also love that these are great stories, not just scary and horrific as seems to be the case in a lot of horror films of late. To give horror its due as a genre though I think some studios are trying harder. Often less is a lot more.

The Japanese and Korean studios often get things spot on as their 'baddies' often have a sad story to tell.

Horror is such a misnomer because all sorts of rubbish fall into it.

LetsGoFlyAKiteee Sat 23-Sep-17 18:51:46

The descent...exorcism of Emily rose..sinister..

GriefLeavesItsMark Sun 24-Sep-17 21:06:40

If you can get hold of a copy, The Stone Tapes, originally made for TV, and very scary.

shakemysilliesout Sun 24-Sep-17 21:09:09

Halloween town Disney channel movie

Willow2017 Mon 25-Sep-17 00:37:07

The old Hammer House of Horror/Hammer films ones are great, very atmospheric and not in your face like many of todays horrors - all gore and no story.

The masque of the Red Death is fab as is 'The Devil Rides Out' and 'To the Devil a Daughter'.

For slow burners 'Rosemarys Baby' is classic and for full on gore with a a lot of 'black humour' and snappy one liners 'Dog Soldiers' is fabulous.

For true horror purely man made you cant beat 'The Wicker Man'.

ClaraMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 25-Sep-17 21:29:47

Seconding Hocus Pocus! Can't wait until my DS is old enough for it.

Witchfinder General is terrifying; it's got Vincent Price in it. It's more historical than straightforward horror.

For a more modern choice, Prevenge is brilliant, scary at times (unsettling at others), and funny, too.

Kidsarekarma Tue 03-Oct-17 22:49:53

Practical Magic, love it.
What We Do In The Shadows, so funny grin

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