Even though I love Halloween & generally enjoy going out with my friends to celebrate, sometimes, it is nice to stay at home. Cook yourself a special Halloween dinner, invite some friends around, decorate your house & watch some films. Here are ten perfect Halloween movies as recommended by me!
Rob Zombie – 2003
George A. Romero – 1978
John Carpenter – 1977
Brian de Palma – 1973
Siamese twins who have lost their parents get separated. Bloody murders & strange investigation. I watched this film for the first time with my dad when I was quite young & it made a big impression on me.
Chuck Russell – 1988
A growing life form takes over a city eating everything on its way. The 1988 version of The Blob is cheesy & creepy at the same time. Another film I discovered with my dad when I was 10. Shaped my taste for horror movies along with a few others that are not in this list.
Wes Craven – 1972
Two teenage girls are captured by psychopaths. First film by Wes Craven & a wonder of claustrophobic atmosphere.
Wes Craven – 1984
My biggest fears: spiders & monsters under the bed… Especially if it is Freddy Krueger. I have seen all the Nightmare on Elm Street films a few times & still, I shiver when Freddy appears.
Bernard Rose – 1992
Sixteen years later I still can’t say his name five times or see bees without thinking that Candyman is around somewhere. Sad, I know.
Sam Raimi – 1981
Some friends retreat to a cabin in the woods for a holiday & end up unleashing demons. As we do. Bruce Campbell is one of my all time heroes.