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Movies to watch on Halloween

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  1. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

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    We watch the same ones every year. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken with Don Knotts and Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein. -- Two of my all time favorites. I am not into movies like Saw or Nightmare on Elm Street -- to this day the scariest movie I have ever seen was the original Halloween when I was 17 years old. My boyfriend - now my husband, took me to see it. I laid awake all night long and waited until my parents got up the next morning before I could go to sleep.
     
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    Last Halloween my sister was in town. She used to watch "Dark Shadows" on TV when she was little, so I played the film, which is much more campy than scary. Everyone received garlands of homegrown garlic to wear around the neck.
     
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    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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    The original "Night Of The Living Dead".
    Saw it first time - my first semester at Faber College -
    in some big lecture hall with alot of other students.
    It was great !
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    A + C meet Frankenstein !.........GREAT movie choice !
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    In between commercials of a ballgame the other night --
    I watched "Halloween".....whatever ?........too many seguels.......
    I was rooting for all the stupid actors to get whacked !.....they were so annoying !
     
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    About ready to watch Hocus Pocus!

    Use to love the classic slasher films and the George Romero zombie films.... But there's only so many times I can watch the sAme horror movies.
     
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    You would probably like "Arsenic and Old Lace" - ghoulish but funny, like the 2 you mentioned :)

    I saw one recently that isn't at all scary, but hilarious - "What We Do In The Shadows" about 4 Vampire roomates. I laughed so much!

    https://youtu.be/Cv568AzZ-i8
     
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    "Young Frankenstein" has become our annual tradition....
     
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    Hocus Pocus & Casper (ABC Family 13 nights of Halloween) and all 4 Halloweentown movies on Disney Channel.

    I don't like scary movies. I like campy fun movies. Yes, I'm a 40 yr old woman without kids who watches Disney Channel :Þ
     
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    Wizard of Oz - standing the test of time for 76 years.

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    Dang those monkeys still freak me out!!!!

    Halloween is also when I pull out the Rocky Horror Soundtrack (I can watch some but not all of the movie - but I'll listen to the soundtrack all week during my commute ;-)
     
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    The Shining, The Pack and Silence of the Lambs.

    Nick:beer:
     
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    Halloween 3 with Tom Atkins. Has nothing to do with the franchise, but it was played several times late at night when I was in the hospital a few years back and I couldn't sleep. Love it, cult classic!
     
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    I highly recommend a movie on Netflix called "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil". It's a horror comedy about two rednecks in West Virginia minding their own business at their vacation cabin in the woods when a bunch of college kids mistaken them for slasher serial killers. Hijinks ensue which leads to ridiculous (and hilarious) bloody mayhem. I haven't laughed that much in a very long time.
     
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    Yep Rocky Horror Picture Show. :thumbsup: Who needs a scary Halloween when can have oddball and silly?
     
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    No matter how many times I watch this movie I still crack up. Teri Garr is a hottie.
     
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    Ditto that Hoya. The first time I saw "The Wizzard of Oz" I was about five years old. Those damn flying monkeys gave me nightmares for months. To this day whenever I watch it I have flashbacks to waking up in a cold sweat.

    As far as recommendations go for Halloween viewing I concur with "The Shining". Can't go wrong with Stanley Kubrick films.
     
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    My husband likes Love at First Bite with George Hamilton and a young Susan St. James--- his favorite line "Children of the night -- shut up!" and of course Leslie Nielsen in Dead and Loving It (at least I think that is the title)
     
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    We love Young Frankenstein too - it's a favorite for plane trips - but haven't thought to watch it on Halloween.....

    And yes, my husband (and my dad, come to think of it) have a thing for the young Teri Garr ;-)
     
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    "Elevate me!"

    We showed this film as a fund raiser one night long ago. My student helper, who claimed he knew how to run 16mm projectors, didn't. So I did. You switch projectors at the second blotch.
     
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