Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Movies To Get You In The Halloween Mood (Part 4)

Finally we have reached the last list for this Halloween. Today's list is that of classic horror, the kind of horror that freaked your parents and grandparents out long ago. :D


Frankenstein(1931)
Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.


The Wolf Man(1941)
Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela's mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Larry, transformed by the full moon, heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John and Gwen.


The Creature From The Black Lagoon(1954)
A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.


Dracula(1931)
After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.


Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956)
Dr Miles Bennell returns his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors. He is initially skeptical, especially when the alleged dopplegängers are able to answer detailed questions about their victim's lives, but he is eventually persuaded that something odd has happened and determines to find out what is causing this phenomenon. This film can be seen as a paranoid 1950s warning against those Damn Commies or, conversely, as a metaphor for the tyranny of McCarthyism (or the totalitarian system of Your Choice) and has a pro- and epilogue that was forced upon Siegel by the studio to lighten the tone.


The Mummy(1932)
In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman.


The Phantom of the Opera(1925)
At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal ? What's his secret ?


The Raven(1935)
A wealthy judge coaxes the brilliant but eccentric neurological surgeon Dr. Vollin (Lugosi), who also has an obsessive penchant for Edgar Allen Poe, out of retirement to save the life of his daughter, a dancer crippled and brain damaged in an auto wreck. Vollin restores her completely, but also envisions her as his "Lenore," and cooks up a scheme to kidnap the woman and torture and kill her fiance' and father in his Poe-inspired dungeon. To do his dirty work, Vollin recruits a wanted criminal (Karloff), and turns him into a hideous monster to guarantee his subservience.


Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde(1941)
Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone. Experiments reveal his evil side, named Hyde. Experience teaches him how evil Hyde can be: he kills Ivy who earlier expressed interest in Jekyll and Sir Charles, Jekyll's faincee's father.


Bride of Frankenstein(1935)
Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.


Thank you to everyone for checking out my Halloween movies lists.
I'm gonna try to have a movie player/chat up on the blog for Halloween weekend if you guys want to see some horror films.


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50 comments:

  1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, yes!

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  2. I've never seen neither one of this old horror movies, so tnx for posting, I think this halloween I'll be watching one of these! ^^

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  3. Always gotta have a halloween movie night this time of year :D thanks for the list!

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  4. Some of the classics. Some great movies.

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  5. Frankenstein is badass. I haven't watched anything yet. I think thats more for later in the week.

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  6. Got to watch these old skool movies :D!

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  7. Good stuff, I just love the old-skool horror movies !!

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  8. old classics. tnx for sharing :)

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  9. I would like to watch The Phantom of the Opera

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  10. these are scary, great chooses

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  11. nice staff....some of the classics.

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  12. A perfect list of classics if you ask me. Dracula is a baller movie.

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  13. I'm a bit of a pussy when it comes to watching horror movies alone, but a lot of these look more creepy than scary, so. Perhaps. :p

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  14. Another fantastic list full full of classic. Question is... Will they're be a part 5 post? If so, cannot wait!

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  15. "Frank-un-shhteeen! Frank-un-shhteeen!"

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  16. S'good to see a lot of pioneer movies in the 4th installment here.

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  17. Hmm.. I have actually never seen the old classics.

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  18. Excellent selection. I particularly like how you include older movies. New stuff is far too focused on gotcha scares rather than genuine discomforting fright.

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  19. i watched the first wolf man it was good. the new sucks.

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  20. tremendous job on this post! very creative

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  21. some classic movies indeed, awesome post!

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  22. actually i've seen 4 of those :D mostly because we had a theme about old horror movies in school :D

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  23. Excellent movies this time around...

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  24. As great as some classics are, I usually prefer to watch newer ones with modern graphics.

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  25. some eaarly fright fests in that list...

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  26. Frankenstein seems like a good one

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  27. Although I'm not into the classics really, I appreciate the mention of them. Nice to recall the old school horror movies!

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  28. you put much effort in your posts
    but i'll still stick to AVGN's opinion
    keep up the good work bro

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  29. Oh, I also wanted to mention I saw the 1990 version of "Night of the Living Dead," earlier today. It might be the remakes fault, but it wasn't exactly great, yet was entertaining enough to keep my attention. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  30. looks like I won't be needing sleep tonight... haha...

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  31. Ive seen a couple of those (alot of classics) and yet after not seeing them for a while, i still shit my pants regardless....

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  32. I think I will watch Dracula since I read the book last year :D

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  33. This is great inspiration for haloween costumes and such

    thanks for the love on my blog too bro

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  34. as a tradition i always watch the shining and army of darkness while im passing out from too much jager bombs

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  35. I think I'm going to watch Dracula first! :D

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  36. Thanks so much for the list! I've seen most of the movie, but there's a few I need to check out.

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  37. verry good post nice job man ;)

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