Someone the other day suggested that I make a list of movies to watch during the Halloween season. I forgot the name of the person but thank you for the great suggestion!!! Here is a list of ten movies. Some you may of heard before and some might be ones you never did. Here is the list in random order:
Long Weekend (1978) directed Colin Eggleston and starring John Hargreaves and Briony Behets
A very unhappy married couple who live in Australia decides to go camping during the long weekend. However Mother Nature turns against them when the couple decides to take advantage of her.
Available to watch on YouTube, and The Criterion.
House (1977) directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi and starring Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo and Kumiko Ohba
A group of young girls go one of their aunts house to get away on vacation from their typical teen pressures. Like family, school etc. However when they arrive to the aunt’s house they realized it might be haunted. The trailer for the movie is here: House Movie 1977
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) and starring by voice Eric Blore, J. Pat O’Malley and Claude Allister. This is the first Disney movie that I remember watching. And I like it so much that I memorized all of the song lyrics. I also thought that any wooded area housed the Headless Horseman. So for a year I thought the headless horseman would come out of the woods at any given moment.
Available to watch on Disney Plus.
Blood for Dracula (1974) directed by Paul Morrissey and starring Udo Kier and Joe Dallesandro. Udo Kier plays Dracula and travels with his servant to Italy to find his potential Mrs. Dracula.
The Monster Club (1981) directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Vincent Price, and John Carradine. This movie has one of my favorite soundtracks. It has a lot of catchy songs on it and a good beat. The movie center around a club. A random person who happens to be a writer is approached by Vincent Price’s character and invites to come to the club. Vincent tells him stories that claim to be better then what the author wrote.
Available to watch on Shudder and Amazon Prime and Tubi.
Treehouse of Horror shows- The Simpsons
Any Treehouse of Horror episodes from the The Simpsons. I cannot pick a favorite episode from that collection because they all share an equal place in my heart. But I usually start watching these episodes in July to get me ready for Halloween.
Episodes available to watch on Disney Plus, and Hulu.
The Honeymoon Killers:
(1970) directed by Leonard Kastle and starring Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco. This movie has been on my mind a lot lately. Based on true events of Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck. A couple goes on a killing rampage by seeking out lonely women from the Lonely Hearts club.
Rocktober Blood (1984) directed by Beverly Sebastian and starring Tray Loren. This movie also has one of my favorite soundtracks.
It is about a rock singer who dies but comes back to revenge his death. It is a hard to find movie but it is currently on YouTube and the link is here to watch: Rocktober Blood
The Exorcist (1973) directed by William Friedkin and starring Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn and Max Von Sydow. How can I not have this movie on this list? I watch it every year during this time because there are so many recognizable landmarks for me. I especially like watching it late at night to enhance the horror mood. Available to watch on Amazon Prime.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and starring Tom Atkins and Stacey Nelkin
This is my favorite of the Halloween movies. Mostly because of the masks in it. All the kids want to wear masks by The Silver Shamrock. However the masks are more than just a costume!
Available to watch on YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
What movies are you watching this month? Comment below!!!
Until next time!