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It’s the weekend before Halloween and that means two things: costume parties and scary movie marathons!!

Here’s a list of our top 13 movies to watch for the Halloween season!!

13.  Poltergeist – Watch it unedited; it’s so much better with the parents smoking pot and swearing up a storm!  It’s an amazing segue into the season with laughs and scares throughout.

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Trick R Treat

12.  Trick R Treat – That little sack headed kid is so damn creepy but I just want to give him a hug!  He’d probably stab me though… It  also has instilled a fantasy of having 100+ pumpkins on my porch.

11.  Nightmare on Elm Street – “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you”  There’s a story about a dude who watched this movie and was so freaked out he refused to go to sleep.  When he finally did, HE DIED!

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The Exorcist

10.  The Exorcist – I watched this movie once after eating a very “Special” cookie.  I was convinced my boyfriend, now husband, was possessed by the devil.  This is one of the rare horror movies that has held up over the ages and continues to freak me out.

9.  Shaun of the Dead – Totally awesome movie and at this point I (you too?) need a pallet cleanser and there’s nothing like a Simon Pegg and Nick Frost flick to chill me out.

8.  Friday the 13th – Why I refused to go to camp as a kid.  The last scene ALWAYS gets me!!

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House of 1000 Corpses

7.  House of 1000 Corpses – Rob Zombies major motion picture debut and an amazing masterpiece!  When was the last time you wanted to hang with the psycho slashers???

6.  SAW – While it spawned a wicked franchise, the original was so….original!  It also had a single subtle scene that continues to freak me out to this day: When the mom runs into the room to see why the kid is screaming and finds a figure shrouded in a blanket just standing there.  TERRIFYING!!!!!!!!

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The fam of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

5.  Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – One of the best slasher films of all time.  This movie will celebrate it’s 40 year anniversary in 2014 and while a lot of other horror becomes laughable and “cheesy” over time this film still continues to terrify our sensitivities and inspire our imaginations.

4. The Lost Boys – Because it’s always on and I’m in need of another pallet cleanser.

3. Evil Dead II – Funny.  Freaky.  Bruce.

2.  Night of the Living Dead – Classic and groundbreaking on so many levels!

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Michael Myers

1.  Halloween (1978) watched back to back with Halloween (2007) to be watched on Oct 31st.  The original is a classic and Rob Zombies remake is an amazingly beautiful re-imagining.  Scout Taylor-Compton is a scream-siren supreme and Rob Zombie has proven that he is more than a master musician.

Honorable Mentions:

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The Shining – I’m going to catch shit for giving this an Honorable Mention only but, while I find this movie super creepy, I’ve always found it too long and I lose interest half of the time.

Hocus Pocus – AWESOME fun movie, but for the kids nonetheless.

Nightmare Before Christmas – See above

Scream – Helped to revive the “Teen Horror” but if I was flipping through the channels and had to choose between Scream and 1-13, I’d choose from my list.

Paranormal Activity – It just freaks me out too much.  I could never watch this by myself.

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What I surely look like watching most of these movies

What about you?  What’s your favorite scary movie (asked in my best Ghostface impression)?

Happy Halloween!!!

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A late night zombie horror flick.  That’s how the obsession started for many of us.  Graphic scenes of bloody animated copses chasing after and devouring people like us.  A horrible nightmarish reality brought to life via a television screen.

To pay homage to the movies that shaped and inspired my obsession, here they are in order of importance to me.

I’m sure many of you have seen most if not all of these, but if you haven’t, I highly recommend doing so.

George A Romero'sNight of the Living Dead1968

George A Romero’s
Night of the Living Dead
1968

1. Night of the Living Dead

The grandfather of the modern day zombie genre.  They weren’t just coming to get Barbara, they were coming to get all of us, and like it or not, we’ve all been infected.

 

 

 

Dawn of the Dead 1978

Dawn of the Dead 1978

2. Dawn of the Dead – 1978

This was the movie that started it all for me.  Other than a few random Night of the Living Dead scenes, that I wasn’t supposed to have seen while over at my aunts house (and which my mom was mighty pissed about), the original Dawn of the Dead was the first zombie movie I remember seeing from beginning to end.  Yes, with 21st century eyes it comes across as a bit cheesy but for me it was the movie that opened my eyes and heart to the zombie genre.

 

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

3. Shaun of the Dead

I can watch this movie over and over and over again and still laugh, cringe, and get choked up.  I think it’s brilliant in its melding of horror and comedy.

 

 

Zombies aren't the only thing to fear.

Zombies aren’t the only thing to fear.

4.  28 Days Later

I don’t care what anyone says, fast zombies are terrifying and I love them all the more for that!  The 28 Days Later zombies aren’t your typical reanimated corpse zombies anyways, they’re the virus induced super aggressive zombie that didn’t have to die before it became what it is.

 

 

Dawn of the Dead 2004

Dawn of the Dead 2004

5. Dawn of the Dead – 2004

Not too many remakes please fans of the originals but this movie really did do the original justice.  I squirmed just as much watching this one as I did the first time I watched the original.

 

 

Tallahassee and Columbus - Zombieland

Tallahassee and Columbus – Zombieland

6. Zombieland

Genius is so many ways.  Plus, it has Bill Murray in it.

 

 

 

 

Dead Alive aka Brain Dead

Dead Alive aka Brain Dead
Sucking face

7. Dead Alive

For it’s sheer absurd amount of blood, humor, and visually stunning gore how can you not like this movie?

 

 

 

Slither

Slither

8. Slither

Not entirely about zombies but contains just enough for me to add it to this list.  An unexpected awesome movie.

 

 

 

Quarantine

Quarantine

9. Quarantine

Because the way the government locks down the apartment complex is frighteningly easy to believe.

 

 

 

Poor Bill Paxton

Poor Bill Paxton

10. The Serpent and the Rainbow

Ok, so this movie is outside of the realm of flesh eating zombies, but the fact that it’s supposed to be based on actual events, is some scary shit.