Friday, October 28, 2011

Classic Horror Movies List

I was getting a bit frustrated going through the usual modern-day horror movies to get into the Halloween mood. It dawned on me, some of the classic creepy ones are the ones I cut my teeth on and were allowed to watch as a kid. Some of them have more mood and atmosphere than 10 modern movies. Enjoy these classics and consider them part of your Halloween collection henceforth so you're satisfied with quality--

JACK THE RIPPER THEME:


"Time After Time" (1979)


PHANTOM OF THE OPERA:


Phantom of the Opera" (1943)


THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME:


"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1956)


KING KONG:


"King Kong" (1933)


GODZILLA:


"Godzilla" (1954)


THE WOLF MAN:


"The Wolf Man" (1941)


THE MUMMY:


"The Mummy" (1932)


DRACULA:


"Dracula" (1931)

THE FLY:


"The Fly" (1958)

Others to add:
Psycho
Rear Window
The Birds
Village of the Damned
Frankenstein

6 comments:

  1. love, love, love these films... it makes me want a film festival. anything alfred hitchcock... seasoned with some comedy of abbott and costello meet... monsters.

    happy day to you, pretty lady!

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
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  2. Ahem...

    HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL....with Vincent Price.

    NUF SAID!

    I am taking your suggestion for My Dream Halloween Party.

    I am also tagging your blog in it.

    Come check it out later:
    (Should take me a little bit to type... because you're right, I'd go OVER THE TOP.)

    www.katerivonstealsnewlife.blogspot.com

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  3. Haha. I had House on Haunted Hill on the list and took it off. I kept thinking it wasn't really horror. I remember as a kid being disappointed. Hee hee

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  4. Those classic horror films used longer scenes and fear of the unknown to build up the suspense for the audience.

    Modern movies tend to reveal the 'evil' much sooner, then rely on sudden loud noises, jarring scene cuts and shaky camera work to disorient and surprise viewers. The only suspense is waiting to see the next victim get taken out, usually in some impossibly-bizarre and preferably gory manner.

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