Do you have a favourite film to watch on Halloween ?

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  1. Glenn01

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    Well it's not that far away now and I just wondered if any of you guys made a point of watching any particular movies on Halloween or had a fave film you save for watching on Halloween.

    Mine is unsurprisingly "HALLOWEEN" :) but it is a damn good film and I never tire of viewing it.

    I am looking forward to getting the blu-ray version and plan to view that this year :cool:

    I like to get into the "spirit" of things on Halloween I must say and watching Halloween on Halloween somehow adds something extra to the film ;)

    If I get chance to watch more than one movie, I would maybe also watch ...

    Most Haunted Live on tv :)

    or on dvd ...

    one of the Phantasm movies
    Zombie Flesh Eaters
    Prince of Darkness
    The Fog
    The Thing

    I like plenty of horror movies (eg Dawn of the Dead :cool:) but tend to favour those made in the 70's / 80's to those made today which tend to be less suspensful and rely more on gore or cgi effects.

    Most things by John Carpenter are good :smashin:
     
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    An American Werewolf in London.
     
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    I'm currently compiling a list of a few dvd's me and the gf can watch (first halloween together :D) I have The Thing, friday 13th & Halloween down to watch.

    It'll be a good thread to see other ideas :thumbsup:
     
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    I love to watch Carrie, a great movie which is really under-rated IMHO.

    Hellraiser is also always a good movie to re-visit on a Halloween.

    Apart from them I will watch the Simpsons Halloween Specials as they are brilliant even after seeing them at least 50 times, not scary at all but still ace!
     
  5. Glenn01

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    Hey some great suggestions already ...

    An American Werewolf In London (the Slaughtered Lamb :))

    Hellraiser (lets celebrate flesh) :cool:

    Friday The 13th (effects by Tom Savini) :cool:

    and The Simpsons specials of course :smashin:

    All work and no play makes Homer something something :rotfl:
     
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    Wolfen
    American WereWolf
    Exorcist
    Friday Part 6
    Maybe a Childs play (1-3, although i do won them all)
     
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    a documentary on the origins of Halloween night (surely something will be shown on a Discovery type channel)

    'the fog' - ideal fireside viewing on a chilly night.

    an x-files episode - did they ever do one set on halloween?.
     
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    How about;

    Christine
     
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    Hocus Pocus is a good one. This year I really need a new movie, because I have watched all of my DVD's about 6 times already. Maybe there will be something good on TV.
     
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    Might watch a few eps of Tales from the crypt aswell.
     
  11. Glenn01

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    Nice avatar Marv :cool:

    Some more good suggestions keep em coming :smashin:

    Also like the idea of a Documentary based on the origins of Halloween & yes I usually also end up scanning the Sky channels as the likes of sci-fi / bravo etc always have some "classic" horrors on.

    I love the scenes in Halloween where they are watching old movies on the tv like the original The Thing and you've got the programme announcer saying "lock your doors, close your windows" & then you get the scene of Tommy hiding behind the curtain and seeing Mike carrying the body into the house across the road. And then all the pumpkins on the doorsteps of the houses ... its so Halloween !
     
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    The Howling is one of my favourites for Halloween. I also think Salem's Lot is a good choice, and the first Nightmare on Elm Street.
     
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    I'm a bit confused over which DVD to buy of this, is it this one or this one?

    I dunno if I am being thick but I didn't know if there is a new one out too? :suicide:
     
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    :smashin: Why not get them both by buying the Stephen King Collection @ hmv for £17.00

    10 DVD Set - Contains:

    • Salems Lot - Double Disc Set
    • It - Double Disc Set
    • The Shinning (Mini-series) - Double Disc Set
    • Rose Red - Double Disc Set
    • Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer - Single Disc
    • Salem's Lot (Remake) - Single Disc
    That'll keep you busy this Halloween. :devil:
     
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    :hiya: Good Halloween films for me would include a few of these:

    A Knightmare on Elm Street movie
    A Scream movie
    Evil Dead 2
    Slither
    A 'Dark Castle' movie, probably House on Haunted HIll
    Eight Legged Freaks
    Young Frankenstein
    Shawn of the Dead
    Silent Hill
    Blaire Witch 2
    Beetlejuice
    Lost Boys
    Addams Family 1&2
    Saw 1-3
    The Frighteners

    But would always have to include The Rocky Horror Picture Show. :thumbsup: :devil:
     
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    Wow, how did I miss that :devil:

    Another thing now you mention it partyweb, the first evil dead, is it worth getting the uncut version of it as their seems to be 2 types (blue or red writing on disc) but both seem to say uncut :confused:


    Red and blue

    :thumbsup:
     
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    The Red release is a reissue from the Anchor Bay Horror Classics collection and is a bare bones disc (ie. no extras). The Blue release is the older version which includes commentary and other extras.
     
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    Personally, if you've not watched any of them I'd start with Evil Dead 2 as IMHO it's the best out of the trilogy and had an excellent mix of horror and comedy which is perfect for a Halloween couch-fest. :smashin:

    A classic clip from ED2:
    "Who's laughing now?!" - where Bruce is attacked by his own possessed hand. :devil:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKHBOCoqhfE
     
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    Halloween
     
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    The Amityville Horror
    The Omen
    The Thing
    Childs play
    Taste The Blood Of Dracula
    The Shining
     
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    Watched The Descent the other night, and really enjoyed it, I think it would have made a nice halloween film to watch. Does anyone know of any other films similar to this where it is fast paced and has a lot of jump scenes?

    Would love to watch something like this on halloween and scare the missus :smashin:

    Also posted in horror film discussion thread :thumbsup:
     
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    My fav is the original "Fog" the camp fire scene at begining just sets the scene for the whole film

    the descent ,great film
    amityville (2006) i think is good as well
    house on haunted hill
    thirteen ghosts
    The changeling (1979ish) , my wife bought this and a ball bouncing down the stairs has never been so creepy

    any of these puts my wife into a near catatonic state and anything that was in her hand at the time ends up on the walls or ceiling

    newer films seem too lose the suspense and just throw in buckets of blood and i find i sit there thinking "if it was up to me you would be dead next you ****" instead of " runnnnn dont look back you fool"
     
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    One film and one film alone. Actually two. I have religiously watched HALLOWEEN 1 & 2 back to back every halloween for the last six years. Especially enjoyable if it's a thundery night. :eek:
     
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    I probably be watching as many Friday the 13th I can. I bought the every film over a year ago and haven't watch any apart from the first one and Freddy v Jason (during a Nightmare on Elm St marathon).

    I also want to see House on Haunted Hill 2 so may order that soon.
     
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    Didn't know there was a 2. Must look for that.
     
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    Bloody hell, someone else who has seen this!! :eek:

    I've banged on about The Changeling (1980 ;)) a few times on this forum with no acknowledgment/response. It does seem to be a little known film these days which is a shame.
     
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    Home Alone :thumbsup:
     
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    any horror at midnight with the patio doors and windows open for ultimate effect will give you the willies. :D
     
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    I've just got Sleepy Hollow on HD-DVD so, if I can resist watching it until the end of the month, I'll be sitting through that first. Then it'll probably be followed by the obvious Carpenter film (just realised I haven't watched this yet on my projector!) finishing with a classic ghost story - either The Haunting (Robert Wise b/w original, not the god-awful remake :nono:) or The Innocents.
     

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