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Editor's Picks: Halloween Horror Films

It's just my humble opinion, but if you are looking for a movie to watch this Halloween, I'd choose one of these.

I have to admit first thing: I’m a horror geek. Whether it’s scary, gory, or of the B variety, you can be sure I have either watched it or intend to.

In honor of my favorite holiday, I wanted to share with you the films I find I have to watch this time of year.

All I ask in return is you leave me a comment and let me know what your favorites are.

OK. Here goes.

5. “The Lost Boys”

I can’t help but want to watch this movie this time of year. About vampires that overrun a California town, it includes performances from both Kiefer Sutherland (one of my first celebrity crushes) AND the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman). It’s pure ‘80s horror goodness. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out.

4. “Monster Man”

You have to be a fan of beauty of B horror films to truly have an appreciation for this one. It’s gory. It’s funny. If you check on IMBd the description says, “Two guys and a female hitchhiker are terrorized by a monstrous looking man driving a giant monster truck.” Your imagination can take it from there.

3. “Wrong Turn”

Sure, I could have chosen one of the “Halloween” or “Friday the 13th” films as one of my top three, but I just can’t. As much as they are mainstays in the horror realm, I’d say if you haven’t seen “Wrong Turn” you are missing out. I will let IMBd give you the pertinent details: “Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by ‘cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding.’” Not enough? Star Eliza Dushku ads some eye candy for your gents.

2. “Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors”

Of all the mainstream horror films, I have to admit that those starring the infamous Freddy Krueger are my favorites. Of the collection of movies starring the villain, my favorite, though, is the third in the series, featuring teens who make themselves over as “warriors” in their dreams to fight back against Freddy, who is, of course, haunting their nights. If you can’t remember it, or have never seen it, check it out.

1. “ The Exorcist”

There’s a reason why it’s a classic. Of all the horror movies I have ever experienced (and that says something), nothing has ever scared me the way this movie does. Crab walk. That’s all I have to say. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to rent this one ASAP.

So my question to you: What movie do you need to watch on Halloween? What’s your favorite horror flick of all time?

Zach White October 31, 2012 at 01:17 PM
You have a few of my favorites on the list! I'll have to add Wrong Turn to my watch list too. I just watched Dead Snow, which is a Norwegian film about a group of friends that go to a cabin in the mountains and encounter, wait for it, zombie Nazis. Awesome.
Amanda Gillooly October 31, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I've seen that one! It IS awesome!
Tara Smith October 31, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Do ya'll remember the 1963 Hitchcock movie, "The Birds"?? UGH, they made us watch that movie when I was in 4th grade. Now, it's like whatever but being a teeny bopper watching that movie was terrifying! :( Recently, just saw The Possession and let me tell you, I am also a huge fan of horror flicks but that movie messed my sleeping up for a few nights. Everyone coming out of the theater that night looked like they saw a legit ghost. So scary, I LOVE IT!

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