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With Halloween fast approaching, what are some of your favorite scary movies? Let's make a top five list. I'll start things off with some of my favorites (mostly classics).

1. Halloween - when it comes down to it, I think this one is the best. It's classic scary movie. Rather than just being a stereotypical slasher, it actually has some good quality to it with good actor, truly scary tension, creepy music, and a villain with an intriguing backstory. The sequels might drop off in quality, but the first one holds up. Plus it has Donald Pleasance as the quasi-hero.

2. Any One of Peter Cushings Frankenstien movies: The Revenge of Frankenstein, The Evil of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Created Woman, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Frankenstein And the Monster From Hell (which I think is my favorite).

3. Horror of Dracula - starring Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as Dracula, it's the ultimate classic.

4. Alien - the scariest of the franchise and the best for it.

5. Torture Garden - Burgess Meredith plays the evil storyteller for four creepy tales involving Jack Palance, Peter Cushing and others. Pretty cool movie.

I'd also recommend something with Vincent Price in it, but I'm not sure which is my favorite.
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I'll bite with this one. You and I actually have list similarities.

1. Halloween: Not the original Carpenter classic, but the Zombie remake. I loved it, I'll say it.

2. Alien: Perfect creature freak show, what a movie.

3. I'm a fan or the film Nosferatu.

4. The Mummy with Boris Karloff is a classic.

Aaaaand because its campy...

5. Dracula starring Neo from the Matrix and the great Sir Anthony Hopkins himself!
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The Nightmare Before Christmas.

That is all.

I don't care much for horror films. I need for it to have something else to get me as well. Like the original Saw was interesting cause it was unique, but now I can't watch them. I also really liked Severance, which was a horror movie intersecting with British comedy. And one of my favourites is Repo! The Genetic Opera, which is horror/rock opera.

Also: this weekend I think our local repertoire theatre is playing the Rocky Horror Picture Show. That's a great one for Halloween too.
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I don't like the current era of horror films, like slasher flicks. I prefer more the old Alfred Hitchcock-style - more mind-bending stuff - but I don't really watch many scary movies, so my list is fairly short.

The Birds is pretty terrifying,
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High Anxiety is Mel Brook's homage to Hitchcock, and does a nice job of turning horror staples on their head.

The Cabin in the Woods, while it is a slasher flick, it's Joss Whedon's parody/homage to slasher flicks, not just killing for killing's sake.

That's really it for movies. However the new Sleepy Hollow tv show is good for a few scares.
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Evil Dead series.
Nightmare on Elm St.
Sixth Sense
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The missus and I watched The Nightmare Before Christmas while carving a pumpkin last night. And eating (coincidentally) orange soup on black plates.

Good times Smile
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@Caedus_16: You know, I really like Dracula with Keanu Reaves, Gary Oldman, and Anthony Hopkins. That's one of my favorite Dracula movies. Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins had some good performances in that one. Had I thought of it, I would have put that over Horror of Dracula. As for Nosferatu, I tried to watch it once and just couldn't take it. Silent movies aren't for me. Been a long time since I saw the Mummy though.

@GrandMaster: Hitchcock is a good choice. Been a long time since I've watched any of his films, though. I need to pick some of them up for my DVD collection sometime. As for Cabin In The Woods, I enjoyed that one. All the monsters showing up at the end was cool and it had a H.P. Lovecraft feel.

@Murray1134: Army of Darkness is great. I love that one, but it's so funny, I don't typically think of it as horror. The only other Evil Dead film I've seen is the first one, which was good, but not as entertaining and fun as Army of Darkness. Sixthe Sense is another good pick, though I don't typically think of that one as a horror movie, though it is. NOES is a classic.

For Halloween, I did a double feature and watched Theater of Blood and Madhouse. Both Vincent Price films that I haven't watched before. Theater of Blood was fun. It was about an actor who comes back to kill all his critics.

Madhouse, however, was impressive. Price plays a horror film actor whose wife dies, but he isn't sure whether he did it or not. He gets out of the institution years later, and his good friend Peter Cushing talks him back into the movie business. People start dying again, and there's a nice mystery as to who is killing everyone. The ending doesn't do a twist, but rather goes for really strange and awesome. I highly recommend this one to fans of Vincent Price and Peter Cushing.
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@Skuldren: I honestly just found that version of the Dracula story a bit campy, but I enjoy it all the same. As to silent films I would say that they definitely aren't for everyone and I'm not super into them but I enjoyed that one.
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Keanu Reeves plays a dude getting the life sucked out of him. Nailed it!

For some reason I'm drawing a blank thinking of Halloween movies.
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