Friday, November 1, 2013

Top 10 Halloween-Themed Horror movies

Greetings, boils and ghouls! 'Tis the season for me to regale you with another list of horror movie classics. You know that you like it, so stop your groaning. In the past we covered the Top 20 Horror Movies of All Time and the Top 20 Zombie Movies. This time around I wanted to tip my hat to some of the movies that embrace the Halloween season.  These are, in my expert opinion, the best of the movies that are about or occur on Halloween. There are so many to choose from. Let's see if your favorites made the list.

10.  Ginger Snaps (2000): Anything with a ginger in it is going to get top marks from me, and this ginger snaps...and bites.

9. Trick 'r Treat (2007): Four wonderfully crafted stories entwined in a deft nod to Creepshow, which amazingly just missed making the list.

8. Stan Helsing (2009): Although this wouldn’t make my list of best horror comedies, if Leslie Neilsen has a cameo in it, it has to be good, and, of course, it is.

7. Junkyard Dog (2010):  If this movie doesn’t make you squirm in your seat go immediately to your local metal institution and book a suite. Plus, you know, Brad Dourif.

6. House of 1000 Corpses (2003): Rob Zombie’s directorial debut proves the boy’s got some horror movie chops.

5. Night of the Demons (1988): With a star-void cast of tens and special effects that can only be described as “bad”, to say this movie was low budget would be a dramatic understatement.

4. The Crow (1994): Although this movie is dark and kitschy enough to remind me of Tim Burton’s Batman, Brandon Lee’s performance was brilliant in the movie that ended up being his last.

3. Halloween (1978): No surprises here, except that this isn’t at the top of the list. Loomis is easily my favorite character in this movie. We need more Loomis in this world.

2. Hell Night (1981): This Linda Blair classic is the standard to which all other teen screams should be compared.

1. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982): Even though Michael Myers is absent in this movie from the Halloween franchise, the Silver Shamrock theme song and tour de force performance from horror icon Tom Atkins easily lands the top spot on the list of Halloween themed movies.

Honorable mentions:

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