Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Movie Lineup

Here's a list of the Halloween movies I have watched/intend to watch this Halloween.They're everything from the classics to modern stop-action movies.

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
Even though Christmas is the time around which this fun stop-action movie is centered, most of the action takes place in the town of Halloween, which makes it a movie suitable for either holiday- or both, or neither. Really, it's just a fun musical movie that great for people who want a movie that's more treat than trick.

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
This one is a children's classic that's fun for adults too. Really, who hasn't wished that the Great Pumpkin had better publicity?

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Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi has been one of the most remembered actors who played Dracula, and the 1931 movie established many of the standards for horror. Though it may seem cheesy today, the film starring one of the most notorious vampires ever is a must for this Halloween.

Nosferatu (1922)
A film from the German Expressionist film movement, this silent film was released in 1922. Praised for its use of shadows, some of the techniques used have influenced many modern filmmakers, and was the first movie to tell the story of Dracula, albeit under different names, since Bram Stoker's widow still owned the rights to the names from Dracula.

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The Mysterious Cabinet of Dr. Caligeri (1920)
This silent movie also hails from the German Expressionist film movement, and is generally considered to be one of the best horror movies from the black-and white era. The main action takes place at a carnival, where Dr. Caligeri shows off a reanimated corpse, who seems to know all. The main character grows more and more intrigued by the mysterious pair, and becomes obsessed by them. A creepy, hypnotic movie, this movie is ideal for Halloween.

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