October 31st, 2012

Best Halloween Movies

Hand raising from pupmkin lanternZombies, vampires and ghosts, oh my! Halloween is here and it’s time to get your creep on. Cecil County Public Library has some frighteningly great films to put you in the, uh, spirit of the season. Whether you’re into straight-up horror or appreciate a good brain twist now and then, here are some suggestions for your own scary movie marathon…if you dare! Cecil County Public Library carries most of these titles, so stop by any branch or call 410-996-5600 ext. 481 to put your favorites on hold!

THE SCARE-YOUR-PANTS OFF CLASSICS:
1.    Psycho (1960)
2.    The Shining (1980)
3.    Halloween (1978)
4.    Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
5.    Amityville Horror (2005 remake of the original true story)

THE STEPHEN KING HORROR FEST:
1.    Misery  (1984)
2.    Christine (1983)
3.    Cujo (1983)
4.    It (1990)
5.    Secret Window (2004)
6.    The Mist (2008)

FAVES FROM MY 1980s CHILDHOOD:
1.    It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
2.    E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
3.    Gremlins (1984)

PEEK-THROUGH-YOUR-HANDS-DURING-THE-BAD-PARTS HORROR:
1.    Re-Animator (2012)
2.    Cabin in the Woods (2012)
3.    Fright Night (2011)
4.    Dread (2009)
5.    Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)
6.    Skeleton Key (2005)
7.    Mothman Prophecies (2001)
8.    The Ring (2003)

VAMPIRE STORIES:
1.    Dracula (1931)
2.    Interview with a Vampire (1994)
3.    Twilight series – we have them all

CREEPY SUSPENSE:
1.    Paranormal Activity (2007)
2.    Paranormal Activity 3 (2012)
3.    Insidious (2011)
4.    The Village (2005)
5.    Sleepy Hollow (1999)
6.    Signs (2002)
7.    Woman in Black (2012)
8.    Sixth Sense (1999)

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
1.    Shutter Island (2010)
2.    Girl With A Dragon Tattoo (2012)
3.    Seven (2004)
4.    Silence of the Lambs (2004)
5.    Don’t Say A Word (2002)
6.    Road To Nowhere (2010)
7.    Dead of Winter (2002)
8.    Chronicle (2012)

ZOMBIES
1.    Zombieland (2010)
2.    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
3.    Shaun of the Dead (2004)
4.    28 days later (2003)

What’s your favorite Halloween movie?


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