October is quickly approaching, and you know what that means…SCARY MOVIES! I love anything horror, so I thought of my Top 5 Halloween movies that you can either think “Oh my gosh, no way in the world am I watching this,” or, “YES!”
1. The Exorcist (1973) Linda Blair stars as young Reagan who is haunted and tortured by an unknown entity. Her worried mother contacts two priests to save her daughter. In 1973, this film caused such havoc in theaters that some moviegoers ran out of the theaters or even ended up ill from the film. The screenplay was based off of William Freidkin’s book, The Exorcist (also a scary read if you’re interested).
2. Dracula (1931) Travel back to the early years of film with a classic. Bela Lugosi, the man of many horror films, such as Frankenstein and The Mummy, plays the role of Count Dracula in this black and white film based off of Bram Stoker’s novel.
3. Nightmare on Elm Street/Friday the 13th/Halloween Series (3-WAY TIE) The 70s & 80s were quite the place for 8+ part horror films. I couldn’t have one without the other two, so we are going to place them all right here. Similar storylines, in my opinion, of a creepy looking guy going around killing teens babysitting on a Friday night. 🙂 I will say that I love all of the first films in these series, but once you hit film 4, it gets tedious and less entertaining. Yet, it’s not Halloween unless you have these boys keeping you company.
4. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow To me, this is a classic family film that is a tradition. Disney shares the story that is Sleepy Hollow.
5. Hocus Pocus (1993) You cannot miss this film when the 15 Days of Halloween airs on the Free Form network! This is a classic. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are the witches brought back from the dead in Salem, Massachusetts.
What are your favorite films to watch during the Halloween season? Something that is harmful entertainment, or a film that creeps you out to the point of sleeping with the light on?