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In preparation for Halloween, I've selected 22 movies to watch. They may not be the scariest, but they hold a special place for me. I'll watch 1 a day, Monday thru Friday during the month of October, in year order. The movies:
 
Dracula
Frankenstein
The Mummy
The Wolf Man
Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Omega Man
Carrie
An American Werewolf in London
The Lost Boys
Thir13en Ghosts
The Mothman Prophecies
The Haunting
Dawn of the Dead
1408
Jennifer's Body
Season of the Witch
Priest
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Warm Bodies
World War Z
 
I reserve the right to add a movie here hand there, but I'll let you know which ones and when.

I'll post a brief description of the movie and why it made my list each day.
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Geez, I got to stop thinking about this, I've got three more to fit in:  Spaced Invaders (save it for Halloween), Army of Darkness and Apollo 18.
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just got to  looking, i dont see any psycological  thrillers in there....    not a saw fan [smile]   what about blair witch ? hahahahaha even hear they are making a sequel to that one , or maybe its a remake .....
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Blair Witch?  Never cared much for that one...
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it was a bad movie , with a new aproach... but yea , i had to toss that one in in an attempt to be funny.
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Ok, first day, first movie - Dracula - 1931.

Not the first horror movie I ever watched, but, for it's time, one of the absolute best.  Bela Lugosi as Dracula just doesn't get any better.  But the best character is Renfield.

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gotta ask, what is the scarriest movies you guys have ever seen?

two for me , amityville horror  and the exorcist ...      probably because i was way to young when i first saw them
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Well, there are several that affected me at different times of my life.

The Killer Shrews - I was 8 or 9 when I saw this and it scared the crap outa me - my wife was describing a movie she saw when she was young that scared her, turns out this was it.

5 Million years to Earth - early teens - I had dreams about this one

The Exorcist - late teens - again I had dreams

1408 - a couple of years ago - this one was very disturbing first time through - the only one to make my list to watch this month
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Today's movie - Frankenstein - 1931.  I love Boris Karloff as the Monster. 

Yesterdays Van Helsing is today's Dr. Waldman - Edward Van Sloan.  He also plays Dr. Muller in tomorrows The Mummy.
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Today's movie - The Mummy - 1932.

I really don't remember the first time I saw this, but I have always remembered the one scene where Boris Karloff is being wrapped in the bandages and is about to be buried alive.  In that scene, the fear in his eyes just before they covered them, to me, it was real fear.

Bonus movie - The Mummy - 1999.

Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and  Arnoid Vosloo.

FYI - The Mummy - 2017

Tom Cruise - In this one, the mummy is female.
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Today's movie - The Wolf Man - 1941

Lon Chaney Jr., maybe the best Wolf man ever.  I can remember watching this on Creature Features, a regular Saturday night movie show here in Denver when I was growing up.  At one time, the show was on Saturday afternoons, but it was at it's best late at night.

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Today's movie - Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein - 1948

The name of this should be - Abbott and Costello meet Everyone.  Not only do they meet Frankenstein (Glenn Strange), but also Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.).

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are classic comedy at it's best. 
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We went to Walmart today.  I picked up one of my wife's favorite movies - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken for $5.  I also got Killer Clowns from Outer Space and Rocky Horror Picture Show for $5 each.
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Today's movie - The Creature from the Black Lagoon - 1954

The woman in the movie that the creature takes is Julie Adams.  She is very familiar, for good reason, 147 acting credits from 1949 to 2011.  Think of a B&W TV show in the 50's and 60's and she was on it.

My old boss told me this movie is the reason he doesn't watch horror movies.  Apparently he saw it when he was very young and it scared him so bad, he never watched another horror movie.

Bonus Movie - The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 1975 - Tim Curry
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Today's movie - The Omega Man - 1971

Staring Charlton Heston.

This is the second movie based on the book - I am Legend.  The first was Last Man on Earth - 1964 staring Vincent Price.  The third was I am Omega - 2007 which went straight to DVD and I've never seen it.  The latest is I am Legend - 2007 staring Will Smith.

Of the three I've seen, this was the first.  The green crushed velvet jacket he wares in the first part of the movie just won't let you forget it.

Bonus Movie - Constantine - 2005 - Keanu Reeves.
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Today's movie - Carrie - 1976.

Where to start with this one, Based on a Steven King book - the only one in this list - Christine almost made it, Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Nancy Allen...

Here's one you may not know, Remember the Ink Club in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?  Jessica Rabbit sings a song - Why Don't you do right? - every guy I know has drooled over that part of the movie - That song is sung by Amy Irving.  She plays the girl who survives the prom, because she was banned from it.
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interesting back story, i never knew that. funny you mentioned carrie, carrie 2 is on today, will dvr it and catch it later ....
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Here's another item, William Katt plays the boy who takes Carrie to the prom, his real life mother was Barbara Hale who played Della on the Perry Mason TV show.
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Today's movie - An American Werewolf in London - 1981

I think this is the best of the werewolf remakes.  The makeup is really good and the nurse is great.
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Today's movie is supposed to be The Lost Boys, but, Steven King's The Stand - all 3 TV movies are on POP today.

This is my favorite TV mini-series followed closely by The Langoliers.

I'll work in The Lost Boys on Monday.
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Ok, getting back on track today.

Friday's movie today - The Lost Boys.  I think this is the first movie I ever saw with Kiefer Sutherland and also the Corey's - Feldman and Haim.  The 1957 FORD Fairlane with the Retractable Hardtop, wow, just wow.  Wish I could find one.  The final battle and Grandpa killing the head vamp with a sharpened fence post launched from his WWII surplus truck.  Cooool. 

Today's movie today - Thir13en Ghosts.  What a great movie.   The concept of capturing killer ghosts and using them to power the devils machine.  Great special effects, I especially like the lawyer getting cut in half with the glass door.
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I'm too lazy to load The Mothman Prophecies today (my back is bothering me and I'm using a chair massager), so I'm going to jump ahead a couple of days and watch one already in my BR Jukebox (holds 400 movies).

Today's movie - Dawn of the Dead - 2004.  Great zombie movie.  This is a remake of the 1978 movie by the same name, but I like this one better.  The little girl that comes into the nurses house early in the morning is just plain creepy. 
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Today's movie - The Mothman Prophecies - 2002 - Richard Gere.

If you have never seen this, you should.  The movie is based on the book of the same name, which is an adaptation of event's that took place in W. Virginia in 1966 and 1967.

Every now and then, someone says they have seen the Mothman...
 
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Today's movie - The Haunting - 1999.

This is a remake of the 1963 movie by the same name.

This one stars Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson.  The special effects in this are cool.  The bedroom ceiling turning in to a face, an invisible body slipping under the bed covers.  The weird rooms in this house are something else too. 

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Today's movie - 1408 - 2007 - John Cusack.

This is the only movie to disturb me to make this years list.  John Cusask is a writer who specializes in haunted places.  He gets a tip about a haunted room in a New York hotel.  And the stuff that happens in the room changes his life.

This is philological mind bender.  Movies like the SAW series only wish they could get in your head like this.  HIGHLY recommended.  
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Today's movie - Jennifer's Body - 2009

This is a pretty good movie.  Great plot, but the main thing, it stars Megan Fox, need I say more?

It also has 
Amanda Seyfried who is a better actress and very cute too.
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Today's movie - Season of the Witch - 2011

Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) are 2 disillusioned holy warriors who leave the crusade.  The are deserters and are caught.  The cardinal gives them two options, death or they can escort a captured witch to a monastery to be put to death. 
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Today's movie - Priest - 2011

In this movie, vampires are a predator that shares the planet with humans and the humans have waged war against them forever.  To get the upper hand, the church, which is the all controlling government, finds and trains children with special abilities.  They become the Priest's that finally defeat the vampires, or so they think.  A priest is captured and taken to the vampire queen and is turned into the first human vampire.  He sets out to kill the remaining Priests, one in particular, and enslave the rest of humanity.  
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Today's movie - Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - 2012

When this movie came out, I had no interest in seeing it.  Really, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter??  Sounded lame.  But, after it came out on DVD and I saw it, I was impressed.  The plot is different.  A historical figure who hunted vampires.  They wove the details of his life into this story so well, that it almost makes sense.  The effects are very good, as is the acting.  A very enjoyable movie.

The latest movie to go down this road is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  And once again, I think its a lame idea, but...  IDK, I haven't seen it.
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Today's movie - Warm Bodies - 2013

I chose this movie for it's unique plot.  After a plague has turned half of the survivors into zombies, a unique zombie rescues a non-zombie girl being attacked by zombies.  The become friends and as he spends time with her, he starts changing, returning to real life.  In the end, he and several other returning to life zombies fight off zombies saving the girl and her group of survivors. 
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Today's movie- World War Z - 2013

Brad Pitt is a ex-UN investigator pressed back into service when the zombie apocalypse hits.  He travels to Korea, Israel and the UK to find out what what is going on and how to stop it.

This is a unique plot for zombies and an EXCELLENT movie. I've watched this movie probably 10+ times and will continue to watch it.  Effects and make-up are top notch.
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thought maybe you would start your 30 days of xmas movies [smile]
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Christmas movies are the wife's thing...
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having school age kids inn the house , xmas movies are still alive and well
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Today's movie - The Mummy - 1932.

I really don't remember the first time I saw this, but I have always remembered the one scene where Boris Karloff is being wrapped in the bandages and is about to be buried alive.  In that scene, the fear in his eyes just before they covered them, to me, it was real fear.

Bonus movie - The Mummy - 1999.

Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and  Arnoid Vosloo.

FYI - The Mummy - 2017

Tom Cruise - In this one, the mummy is female.

I remember that scene, too. It was scary. He did a great job acting.
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It's that time of year again, horror movies with Leo!

Last year we ended with a discussion of the Mummy and it's remakes, so this year, all remakes.

First up, GODZILLA - 1998 - Mathew Broderick.

This is my second favorite Godzilla movie, right after the 1977 remake/rerelease with Ramund Burr. I say remake/rerelease because the 1977 version is actually the 1954 version, colorized with extra scenes and plot. Ramund Burrs part was actually added to make it more marketable in the US.

In the 1998 version, they claim that the monster was a mutant from all of the French nuke tests in the pacific. Then track it to New York where it lays eggs in Madison Square Garden.

The special effects are very well done. Except for the Los Angeles class subs in the East river, that just doesn't work for me.
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Today's movie is - I am Legend - 2007 - Will Smith

This is the third movie based on the novel - I am Legend. A plague is killing most people, but others turn into creatures, more vampire than zombie. But 1 man is immune.

The first movie was The last man on Earth - 1964 - Vincent Price, followed by The Omega Man - 1971 - Charlston Heston. There was also a direct to DVD movie in 2007.

Of the three (yes I have all 3), I like this one the best, based on the special effects. Hunting deer in New York from a Shelby Mustang - cool.

I've also learned that the novel was the inspiration for Night of the Living Dead, which spawned the entire zombie craze.
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Sorry, I was busy yesterday mowing the lawn and blowing out the sprinklers (they say we'll have mid/upper 20's next week) and didn't watch a movie.

Todays movie - Dawn of the Dead - 2004.

This is the remake of the 1978 Dawn of the Dead. 

I really like this movie and the characters in it.  There is this gun shop owner who is on his own across the parking lot from the rest in the mall.  They wind up sending him messages/celebrity names via a white board.  He looks for a celebrity look alike in the crowd of zombies and blows them away from 100+ yrds.
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Today's movie is a bit of a stretch for the remake theme...

Young Frankenstein - 1974 - Gene Wilder

This is more of a parody than a remake, but the story is there. And who doesn't like Young Frankenstein? The slap stick comedy is Mel Brooks at his finest. This is the movie where I fell for Teri Garr. I would have given anything to roll in the hay with her. Roll, roll, roll in the hay...
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Well, I've decided not do all remakes. Instead, I'm going to change themes weekly.

This week, Horror movies my wife hates.

First up, the movie she has left the house to keep from watching/hearing.

The King of midnight movies, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 1975.

So many future stares in this one. Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick.

I just don't understand why she hates it so much.
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Today's movie - Killer Klowns from Outer Space - 1988

If you haven't seen this, your missing some interesting special effects. The shadow puppets that eat people are cool.

The Klown makeup is awesome. The plot is unique. It is truly a special movie.

My wife dislikes it because it's dumb. But that's part of the cham.
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Sorry, no movie for Wednesday. I got busy and lost track of time.

Movie for today - The Killer Shrews! - 1959

A boat captain takes supplies to an island where a Dr. and his colleagues have modified the DNA of tiny Shrews. Now they are the size of German Shepards (which they used - in costumes - to portray them) and they are eating EVERYTHING and everyone.

This movie wasn't even a B movie. More of a D, but I like it.
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Today, in honor of today, Friday the 13th - 1980.

What can I say. A staple of the modern horror movies. Sex, blood and murder.
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It took me a while to see today’s movie, in fact, I thought it looked lame when it came out. But, I really like it and it’s sequels. So this week it’s time for...

The Purge - 2013 - For 24hrs, all crime is leagl, murder, rape, whatever. The rich hide in their fortresses and attend Purge party’s.
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Today’s movie - The Purge: Anarchy - 2014.

In this sequel, several people are caught out on the street when The Purge starts. We learn that there are people fighting against the Purge by rescuing people. We also find out that there are Purge clubs, where the rich buy collected people to kill, and that there are privileged people who don’t fight fair, useing troops to rustle up people and use mini-guns to kill them.
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Todays movie - The Purge: Election Year - 2016

This is the last movie that’s been released. There is one in the works.

In this version, a Presidential Candidate vows to do away with The Purge and is targeted for death on Purge night.
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Sorry, no movie on Thursday.

Movie for today, Phantoms - 1998

A small town doctor brings her younger sister from LA home to visit, but everyone in town is dead. The county sheriff and his deputies show up and they start looking around.

They find a mirror with a lip stick message referring to an article in a gossip paper about the ancient enemy.

The ancient enemy is an oil like creature that can assume human shapes and absorbs living tissue on contact.
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Movie today - Army of Darkness

A tounge in cheek horror movie parody. Bruce Campbell plays a department store clerk who is transported back in time with a chainsaw for a hand and his car and fights the evil dead.

Ash vs the evil dead is a follow up on tv of his continuing adventures.
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