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Halloween Movies

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  1. vwhiten

    vwhiten And still chasing 1st Royal & 1st Hand Pay

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    I have to work Halloween night. So I'm watching Halloween movies tonight with my husband. Both of these came out around 1979-80 when I graduated High School.

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    By TV movie standards, Salem's Lot is hella scary!!
     
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    My boyfriend - now my husband took me to see Halloween when I was a senior in high school 37 years ago??? Sheesh Am I that old? Well it scared me so bad I could not sleep at all. I had friends that walked out of that movie. Salem's Lot creeps me out. It has been a long time since I have seen either.
     
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    Here's my Son and Grandson at Comic con SA Antonio this weekend. Wolverine and an assassin from Assassin's Creed.

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    Good choices! We watched Hellraiser last night.

    I watched Salems Lot at home alone. The scene where Danny Glick is outside his friend's window, the Roman shades on the door next to me started to move when the furnace came on and nearly made me pee a little. Every time I see that scene I think of that.

    Halloween messed with my sister. She was so scared. About 6 years later she asked if she should try Halloween II. I told her it takes place later that night and she said "Nope." :haha:

    I grew up with all those 80's horror movies. Part of me misses the stop motion effects, cheesy make up and latex. CGI is flashy but I guess at least part of me is old school purist. :) I love revisiting those old classics.
     
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    I saw that when it came out also! I think I had just turned 15 and it scared me silly! I had to be alone a few months after that while my parents went to a wedding out of town and I brought our German Shepard inside with me and spent the whole night with a plan to throw my cat at Michael Myers should he break in our house! Fluffy would have been fine with the sacrifice but luckily I didn't have to use her as a weapon. I still don't do well with anything suspenseful!
     
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    I watch those old 80s horror flicks and wonder how they ever scared me like they did. That said, The Shining and The Amityville Horror still creep me out.

    If you haven't already, check out The Conjuring, Sinister, or Session 9. The latter isn't very well-known, but it takes place in an abandoned mental asylum and involved an asbestos clean-up crew.
     
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    Salems Lot wasn't as bad as I thought. Last weekend we watched Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein with my Grandson- one of my favs. Another favorite is Don Knotts in the "Ghost and Mr Chicken"
     
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    Do NOT watch The Shining alone in the dark at home.

    That is perhaps the only horror classic (as others mentioned above) that can still frighten me and even though im a big buff dude, I will not go downstairs alone in my home without looking over my shoulder a couple of times!! Or go to sleep in the dark (if alone) w the bedroom door sligjtly ajar (I always psychologically feel that someone is peering through if it is not shut tight.
     
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    Dark Skies still gives me the heebie-jeebies. ( trailer )

    But yeah, the 80s was a very special time for horror movies, in general. :cool:
     
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    The Shining is an all time great. Another super creepy film I recommend is The Vanishing. Just make sure you watch the original French version (it has subtitles). They did a terrible American remake in the early nineties, but the original version is still one of the creepier, more realistic horror films I have ever seen
     
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    On Saturday, my local theater had a screening of the original Halloween from 1978. It was great to see it on the big screen!

    There were more people there than I expected, and some of them clearly had not seen it before (?!?!?). The guy next to me jumped a few times.
     
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    Yeah...I was another one who went to all of the "classic" 80s horror films.
    Seems like only Carpenter's 'The Thing' & 'Halloween' still hold-up today from the 80s.

    There was a Polanski film that came out in 76 called 'The Tenant'... that one will give you shivers!
    ...and for me, anyway, 'The Exorcist' (1973) still holds up, and is quite disturbing...but then, I was raised Roman Catholic, so perhaps it hits home with me a bit more than others.
    Another one - not truly a "horror" film, but still quite scary, is "Don't Look Now" from 1973 (Donald Sutherland). You'll jump in your seat at the end.

    But there are a few 'more recent' horror films that still creep me out a bit:
    The Ring
    30 Days of Night
    The first 'Final Destination' film... even the 2nd one is not that bad. Forget the rest of them.
    28 Days Later
    Seven

    'The Shining' is indeed a really good (& fun) film... & I recommend it to any who still haven't seen it... but I don't find it all that scary.

    (Oh, one more thing... I have to give an honorable mention to "I Know What You Did Last Summer"...not because it's a great horror film, but because of a young Jennifer Love Hewitt! :love: )
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    Saw Halloween when I was a senior in high school ... Jamie Lee Curtis & PJ Soles. Ahhhh...now that's entertainment.
    How-ev-ah, when it comes to a good scare, nothing beats the closing scene in Carrie ('76...sixteen years old). The entire - ENTIRE - theater jumped and shrieked (including me).

    Now here's a halloween story churen, so gather round.

    I wanted to see 'The Exorcist' (at the ripe old age of thirteen, and in direct violation of parental doctrine). My buddy Clinton, who was sixteen with a car, and I managed to get into the sold out showing in Monroe. As the box office is manned by high school students, the 'without parental supervision' requirement was waived by my friend Cindy Adams. Well...two hours later, we leave the theater for the car. This is rural North Carolina, and as we leave Monroe for Rocky River Road, we are enveloped in the fog. A low lying fog, hugging the ground. We pull into my fog enshrouded driveway and park under the buzzing light - being quiet - as mom and dad are asleep. I try to creep past their bedroom to get to mine. Mom has awakened at the sound of the car and is sitting with her legs hanging off the side of the bed, her body silhouetted by the window, backlit from the light from the driveway. As I pass, she asks if that is me. And when I stop to answer, I see her sitting there, and she turns ONLY HER HEAD to face me, her body remaining still. Framed in the window light, her head turning towards me, I came to the sad and brutal realization that apparently no, I had not stopped peeing in my pants, when I was but a wee lad. I still had that capability.
     
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    C'mon on, nobody mentioned the Fog, a Carpenter film. Just kidding, it sucked.
     
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    ...yeah, but it did feature a 'still-hot' Adrienne Barbeau!
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    If iirc correctly, they were married at the time and the film was just a way to feature her.
     
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    Hey The Fog creeped me out too. Just about everything scares me though. My husband was in the Marines guarding nuclear weapons at North Island in Diego- they had 24 hour shifts- more like 36 hour shifts. They showed this in the rec room. He said at the end of the movie one of the guys snuck in with his sword and flashing red eye glasses. He said many a brave marine were screaming like a bunch of little girls. Too bad cell phones and cameras weren't around then.
     
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    I recorded all 10 of the Friday the 13th movies on TV recently. I watched (Part VI) Jason Lives - last night.
    I do not know if I recorded #11 Jason vs Freddy or the 2009 reboot or not. I need to check. I do remember
    watching the first 2 Friday the 13th's back to back in a packed theater in 1981. I remember we sat in the front row.
     
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    One of my favorites was The Night Stalker.
    The original 1972 movie was filmed in Las Vegas. There are some great scenes filmed on the strip and down town and at Clark County Courthouse (which was awesome because we went to the Mob Museum last trip and there's a scene where Kolchak is running up the stairs at the front of the Courthouse.)
     
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