Top five Horror Movies, I highly recommend for your Halloween Night!
Well Halloween is here and for most of us horror fans it’s the biggest day of the year. October has always been my favourite month; the crisp air, the changing leaves, and the awesome Halloween decorations around the neighbourhood. I’ve always loved it the whole season’s feeling. The best part of October is all the great horror movies they play on TV. So here we go; top five horror movies I never go an October without watching.
5 – Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)
Okay so this technically isn’t horror in a traditional sense but it always encompassed the Halloween season to me. Also, they play it on re-runs every single year. It’s the classic tale of sleepy hollow and the one I and a lot of people are familiar So much so that Tim Burton paid homage to it in his version of the story in 1999. Highlight is definitely Ichabod’s lonely trot through the Hollow before the horseman appears.
4 – Return of the Living Dead. (1985)
Another movie that I just have to watch every year, It’s the perfect mix of gore and comedy. I always liked the kind of zombie film that didn’t take itself too seriously. Plus it has the rockin’ 80’s soundtrack. Even though I’ve seen it 100 times I still have to stop on it. Highlight for me is when all of the zombie’s start coming out of their graves to the song “party time”.
3 – Tales from the Hood (1995)
I love a good Anthology horror series. Creepshow, and Trick r’ Treat are two of my favourite horror movies period and honestly I believe Tales from the Hood is on par with them. We’re treated to four short stories which are framed around three drug dealers coming to buy drugs off of a crazy funeral director. Highlight for me was the story KKK Comeuppance, which has a lot of fantastic stop motion goodness in it.
2 – The People Under The Stairs (1991)
The only way to really describe it is Home Alone meets the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Wes Craven wrote and directed this film about a crazy couple who have their entire house booby trapped with deadly traps in order to keep the various kidnapped boys within their walls.(or in this case under their stairs). I’ve always found this movie really easy to sit back and enjoy. The weird slapstick comedy can really overshadow a lot of the creepy realities that this movie tries to present but overall I find it good old fashioned Halloween fun. The highlight for me is easily the electric doorknob which boarders on Looney Toons level of silliness.
1 – Night of the Demons (1988)
To any Horror fan, night of the demons is about as good as it gets for 80’s cheese. A bunch of high school seniors head off to a creepy old mansion for a Halloween party. The mansion is a gateway for evil demons from hell to start killing then possession the teens and that’s about it. Honestly the plot isn’t important but it has everything you could want from a Halloween horror film. Hell the intro alone is enough to get me in the spirit of the season.
That will do for my top five for now. Thanks for reading and have a happy and safe Halloween!