31 Days of Halloween - 2.0

posted by Sarah Vesely on 09/30/2016

Tis the season for all things pumpkin spice and spooky. 
Yes, my friends, fall is upon us at last, which means the official countdown
to Halloween has begun!
Since Christmas has an advent calendar to assist in such a countdown,
Halloween needs something, too. 

So here it is, your unofficially official movie list for the advent of Halloween!

  1. Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988)
  2. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
  3. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
  4. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
  5. Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
  6. The Sixth Sense (M Night Shymalan, 1999)
  7. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (Mel Brooks, 1995)
  8. Jaws (Steven Speilberg, 1975)
  9. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982)
  10. The Witch (Robert Eggers, 2015)
  11. Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2012)
  12. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
  13. Casper (Brad Silberling, 1995)
  14. The Blair Witch Project (Myrick & Sanchez, 1999)
  15. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1990)
  16. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
  17. The Addams Family (Barry Sonnefeld, 1991)
  18. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
  19. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
  20. Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, 1985)
  21. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
  22. Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer, 2009)
  23. Clue (Johnathan Lynn, 1985)
  24. Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
  25. Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1981)
  26. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
  27. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
  28. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
  29. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Bill Melendez, 1966)
  30. The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
  31. Hocus Pocus (Kenny Ortega, 1993)

Now, this list is a blend of funny and scary, but fear not, my fearless friends!
Here are a few suggestions for scary, classic, and indie horror/thriller films
you can easily substitute:

Classic-

  1. Dracula (Tod Browning, 1931)
  2. Nosfuratu (F.W. Murnau, 1922)
  3. The Old Dark House (James Whale, 1932)
  4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931)
  5. Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)

Not for the Faint of Heart-

  1. Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999)
  2. Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)
  3. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
  4. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
  5. Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 2007)
  6. A Serbain Film (Srdjan Spasojevic, 2010)

Indie, Quirky, and Other Notable Mentions-

  1. It Follows (David Roger Mitchell, 2014)
  2. The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)
  3. What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement, 2014)
  4. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
  5. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (Eli Craig, 2010)
  6. Trollhunter (Andre Ovredal, 2010)
  7. Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso, 1990)*  
    *(afterwards, watch "The Best Worst Movie" Michael Stephenson, 2009)

 

Have you made a creepy or spooky video of your own?
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Use your CMC membership and GRTV certification to use our equipment and facilities!

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