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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Movies for Halloween: Favorite Creepy Movies

Happy Halloween! On my favorite holiday of the year, I thought I would share a list of some of my favorite creepy movies. Enjoy!


The Ninth Gate:
A rare book dealer, while seeking out the last two copies of a demon text, gets drawn into a conspiracy with supernatural overtones.

In the Mouth of Madness:
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Evil Dead 2:
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.


The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

30 Days of Night:
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

The Night Flier:
A reporter is on the trial of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.


The Wolfman:
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Dog Soldiers:
A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.


The Ring:
A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

House on Haunted Hill:
A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Dead Silence:
A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.


When Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he just created, the monster escapes and later swears revenge.

A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life.

Jeepers Creepers:
A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside that is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.


The Exorcist:
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose:
A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.


A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Friday the 13th:
Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

A killer known as "ghost face" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.


Silence of the Lambs:
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre:
A group of friends passing through are stalked and hunted down by a deformed killer with a chainsaw in order to sustain his poor family who can only afford to eat what they kill.

Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.


A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.

A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

Play Misty for Me:
A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.


Night of the Living Dead:
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Dawn of the Dead:
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

28 Weeks Later:
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.


I Am Legend:
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

The Relic:
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Rosemary's Baby:
A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.


Salem's Lot:
Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Storm of the Century:
A strange and powerful creature with the appearance of a man (Colm Feore) has come to the small town of Little Tall Island, Maine during the heaviest snow storm in the last 100 years. He brings with him the darkest secrets of all the townspeople and uses his knowledge to control and drive some of them to suicide and murder. But with every event, he leaves the clear message "Give me what I want and I'll go away." But first, he has to convince everyone that he has the power to destroy the village, if they don't comply. Description written by John Sacksteder.

Secret Window:
A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

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What are some of your favorite creepy movies?

Hope you have a Happy Halloween!


  1. Fun list. Perfect for Halloween. If a movie's scarier than Hocus Pocus, I'm usually in trouble.

    1. LOL! Hope you had a great Halloween Judith. I like Hocus Pocus and it's got some creepiness to it :)

  2. Love this post. I have watched 90% of these movies. I love scary movies.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer! Hope you had a great Halloween. I love scary movies too! That's part of the reason I love the month of October so much.


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