Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Classic Halloween Movies

Below is a list of some of my favorite Halloween movies. I am a big scaredy-cat and can't watch anything too creepy. The ones below, though mild, frighten me enough.

The Legend of Sleep Hollow (Disney) 1949 with Bing Crosby narrating.

Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton directing)1999 (I can't believe it has been that long!) visually stunning.

Monster House (Disney) 2006 ( reminds me of Halloween as a kid)

The Others 2001 (suitably gloomy atmosphere and haunting questions)

The Sixth Sense 1999 (same as above plus the fact the Osment was terrific)

The Birds (classic Hitchcock) love all the strange character interactions. I especially love Tippi Hendren (one of my favorite movies is "Marnie" but that's another blog)

Dracula 1992 (also visually stunning and pretty true to the creepy book)

What are your favorites and why?


fashionoverfifty said...

I guess we have even more in common: I love the Birds or any Hitchcock movie and actually dressed up one year on Halloweeen as Tippi Hendron in the birds complete with ripped nylons, one heel, a cage with love birds and fake crows all over my back. I almost won.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love the original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, you know, the old B & W films? I also love the Dorian Gray film, love Psycho, 6th Sense also...so many good ones out there!