Favorite Movies for Halloween?

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    With my favorite holiday rapidly approaching, I have a damned good excuse to glut myself on horror movies and candy....and was wondering what are some of your favorite movies/shows to watch during the Halloween season? Here are some of mine...

    {*} Ginger Snaps
    {*} Halloween (original John Carpenter version; also Halloween III - although it's crap, it's a nostalgic one for me)
    {*} Trick or Treat (excellent Halloween-themed horror anthology from 2007)
    {*} Return of the Living Dead (cheese-tastic classic from 1985)
    {*} Something Wicked This Way Comes (the book is an essential read as well)
    {*} Hocus Pocus (would not be Halloween w/o seeing this one)
    {*} Sleepy Hollow (and Nightmare Before Christmas...or any Tim Burton)
    {*} House of 1,000 Corpses
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    I will have to think more but Halloween 1, 2, and 4, I think are the best. My kids loved Hocus Pocus! Ginger Snaps sounds so familiar....
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    Ginger Snaps....I have the trilogy box set!
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    We don't have Halloween here, not really, some do it. My kids loved it though.
    Never heard of Ginger Snaps?
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    Suspiria - scared the crap out of me!

    Oops...keep doing everything wrong today
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    Omg I love Hocus Pocus! *looks around* Lol =) Big fan of anything horror, clasics are always great! Orig Fog is great, dont care for the remake much..

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    Halloween films definitely. Tim burton films. What are the ginger snaps?
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    It's all about werewolves and two sisters, the first and third films are best. Nightmare before Christmas is a great family Halloween film.
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    Yes, we will definitely be watching that one. Any other suggestions?
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    well, its not really Halloweeny, but everyday is a good day to watch The Goonies!! LOL
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    How could I forget.....Hellraiser, the first through to the third, in fact anything by Clive Barker although his books blow the films into the weeds.

    From Dusk Till Dawn, I love that movie!

    If anyone could film James Herbert novels then they would be scarier than a very scary situation, in scary town on the continent of scary on the dark side of planet scary!!!
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    Would that be with a side helping of scary Gabriel!! LOL

    I Love James Herbert, but have you tried Shaun Hutson.........oh boy, scary to the power of 1000!!
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    Surely nothing says scarier than JH's The Dark, I'll never forget the passage where they are looking through the letterbox at that dog!!! That man can write scary!
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    Oooooo. They do sound scary. I'm a big baby guys. Hellraiser. No way Jose.
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    To quote Pinhead "I'll tear your soul apart" and I don't think he was talking about Hutch from Starsky & Hutch!
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    Oooooo runs off scared.....


    Pinhead scares the bejeebers off me.
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    I hate Pin Head! Good movies. The next Paranormal Activty opens in two weeks! Gonna be Hella scary!
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    I love pinhead, I'm scarier though!

    Have we mentioned Psycho and Poltergeist?

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    Aaaaaaggggghhhhh. There's a scary back and White man looking at me with a top hat.......

    Yes. That is scary. Beats pinhead any day.
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    Both excellent choices! Poltergeist remains my absolute favorite haunted house movie. And of course Psycho (the shower scene still impacts me to this day.)

    And by-the-by, I had no idea there was a Ginger Snaps box set! I must go investigate this. I think the series is absolutely brilliant, although the first two remain my favorites (I'm particularly fond of Ghost.)

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