31 Days of Halloween - 3.0

posted by Sarah Vesely on 09/21/2017

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)


You may have noticed your local Target has added spoopy bats
and boo ghost to their shelves, so you know what that means...

It's time for my third annual 31 Days of Halloween
spookily curated freaky films and creature features list!

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

  1. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
  2. Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988)
  3. Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi, 1987)**
  4. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
  5. Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
  6. Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
  7. Split (M. Night Shyamalan, 2016) 
  8. The Void Jeremy Gillespie, 2016)
  9. Rope (Alfred Hitchcock,1948)
  10. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992)**
  11. The Descent (Neil Marshall, 2005)
  12. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
  13. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
  14. The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)
  15. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1990)
  16. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
  17. Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, 1985)**
  18. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968)
  19. Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)
  20. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
  21. What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement, 2014)
  22. Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
  23. The Girl with All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy, 2016)
  24. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)**
  25. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
  26. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
  27. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
  28. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian, 1931)
  29. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982)
  30. Hocus Pocus (Kenny Ortega, 1993)
  31. Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975)**

Need MORE ideas?
Here are a few suggestions for classics, family friendly, and other films
you can easily substitute:

Family Friendly-

  1. The Addams Family (Barry Sonnefeld, 1991)
  2. Monster House (Gil Kenan, 2006)
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
  4. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Bill Melendez, 1966)
  5. Casper (Brad Silberling, 1995)

Old Classics-

  1. Dracula (Tod Browning, 1931)
  2. Nosfuratu (F.W. Murnau, 1922)
  3. The Old Dark House (James Whale, 1932)
  4. The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932)
  5. Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)

Not for the Faint of Heart-

  1. Raw (Julia Ducournau, 2016)
  2. Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999)
  3. Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)
  4. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
  5. A Serbain Film (Srdjan Spasojevic, 2010)
  6. The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)

Indie / Quirky-

  1. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
  2. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
  3. It Comes at Night (Trey Edward Shults, 2017)
  4. Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2012)
  5. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (Eli Craig, 2010)
  6. Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso, 1990)*  
    *(afterwards, watch "The Best Worst Movie" Michael Stephenson, 2009)

Other Notable Mentions-

  1. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)*
  2. A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski, 2016)
  3. The Blair Witch Project (Myrick & Sanchez, 1999)
  4. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
  5. Hellraiser (Cliver Barker, 1987)
  6. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
  7. The Wickerman (Robin Hardy. 1973)
  8. IT (Andy Muschietti, 2017)

Oh, you want TV shows, eh? Binge away!-

  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. American Horror Story (Netflix / FX)
  3. Twilight Zone (Netflix)
  4. Penny Dreadful (Netflix)
  5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Hulu)
  6. Ghost Adventures (Hulu)
  7. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  8. IT (1990's mini series)

* - Playing at Cinema Lab 10/25/2017 (Wealthy Theatre)
**- Playing at Wealthy Theatre's Meanwhile Film Series (on corresponding date in October)

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