Halloween – Must See Movies

When it comes to Halloween movies, I prefer the old classics and movies with supernatural plots. Yes, the effects in the old classics may seem laughable by today’s standard of technology, but they were the monster movies of Halloween when I was kid. What follows are clips from just a few of my favorites that I suggest for Halloween viewing.

Vincent Price is the master of macabre. I loved him in the 1960 rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher.

I found this wonderful montage of the old classics featuring Bella Lugosi as Dracula, Boris Karloff as Frankenstein, Lon Chaney, Jr as Wolfman and Frederic March as Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

Victorian themed supernatural movies always have appealed to me. The Innocents (1961), based on Henry James’ book The Turn of the Screw, was one of the first scary movies I watched. Deborah Kerr was excellent in this 1961 film. 
Comedies dealing with hauntings are fun family movies. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) comes to mind. I remember watching this with my parents when I was a kid.

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a visit with the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus (1993)

A castle in Ireland filled with ghosts. Sounds like the perfect place to me. High Spirits (1988) is one of my very favorite movies and I watch it year round whenever I need a good laugh.

While I am usually not too bothered by ghost stories, I must admit the first time I watched Stephen King’s Rose Red (2002) it did freak me out a bit. Still, I watch this one often because I do love it!

Another one that gave me the chills was Skeleton Key (2005).

My last one, is a love story with a ghost and one of my all time favorite movies,

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1947).


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