Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Classic Horror Movies!

Seriously, a chilly rainy day with these playing nonstop, a warm blanket, some hot tea on a fancy tray with cookies--sounds like a dream day off to me!

The dependence on gothic, moody, atmospheric locations and the use of black and white film made these horror movies the ones to cut your teeth on. As children, the stringed instruments, drums and piano all made us tense up in anticipation, but nothing nasty gory every occurred. To this day, I still love running these back to back and here are some of the best of the best for mood and atmosphere....

"Castle of Blood" with the scream queen Barbara Steele, this Edgar Allen Poe story takes on a very moody feel and is totally satisfying:



How about Lon Chaney in "The Wolf Man"?



Vincent Price in "House of Wax"



"The House on Haunted Hill"



"Psycho"



Boris Karloff "The Mummy"




Also, look for:
Edgar Allen Poe
Vincent Price
Boris Karloff
Lon Chaney
Christopher Lee
Alfred Hitchcock
Bela Legosi

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10 comments:

  1. oh man does that sound like an amazing day off! :)

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  2. always loved house on haunted hill one oof my favs

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  3. Love, love, LOVE the old horror movies. I think sometimes they're just creepier because they're old, especially the black & white ones and silent movies like "Nosferatu" - watch THOSE at night with all the lights out and see what happens!

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  4. P.S. - Almost time for Zombie Walk 2011!!!

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  5. I would love to hang with you on my day off!! LOL!

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  6. Dreamer;
    I would love the company! I'd have to do a formal tea time while watching the movies, room darkened, candles glowing, and Dale the Doll staring at us. hee hee

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  7. Love the old horror movies. I think black and white movies are awesome. My girls are starting to get into them. Have fun on the Bigfoot hunt. See ya in zombie-land.

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  8. The classics are the best! I always get a hankering' for some Bela and Boris as Halloween gets closer.

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  9. Definitely my kind of day off too! Unfortunately we don't get many of those days in AZ :(

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  10. Carol--Don't I know it. It's what? 100-something today here? Ugh! I close the blinds, turn up the air-conditioner and pretend.

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