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We thought we would showcase ten Classic Horror movies for your Halloween viewing line up. We hope you enjoy and that you don’t have to look under the bed before you climb inside….

Dracula_1979Dracula (1979)

The eponymous Count has been done many times and with many great actors, but we have selected this one for his dark brooding intensity and that he made him truly a sensual character for the the first time. He took it from play to screen with great success in both. With a great cast that includes Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, and Donald Pleasence.

 

The Devil Rides Out (1968)

Hammer is now thought of as silly sets and heaving bosoms, but in its day it was known for being very good horror. This film, where Black Magic runs rampant, is probably the best example of Hammer Horror, and it stars Christopher Lee, who became synonymous with the brand of scary movies.

Cabinet of Dr Caligiari

 

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)

One of the earliest horror movies, full of strange characters and daringly different ever by today’s standards. Creepy even for today’s seen it all audiences.

 

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

This Comedy Horror by Roman Polanksi is as delightfully silly as it is creepy. Talk a walk on the Vampire side and plays with all the vampire tropes.

 

The Omen (1976)

The gentleman hero is played by Gregory Pack, who is battling to defeat his son, the devil incarnate. It is a conflict of emotions as well as a battle of wills.

The Omen

Gregory Peck unaware that his son is the devil

 

And here’s a few that will make you laugh instead of jump….

 

Abbot_Costello_FrankensteinAbbott & Costello meet Frankenstein (1948)

If full on Horror is not your thing then enjoy this classic comedy duo make a joke out of horror movies and even has Dracula & Wolfman both played by the legends that brought them to the silver screen.

 

Murder by Death (1976)

Not Horror at all but fun and silly as a bunch of Famous Literary Detectives are gathered together to solve a bizarre mystery and murder in a creepy mansion.  Starring Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers

 

Young FrankensteinYoung Frankenstein (1974)

A Mel Brooks classic with Gene Wilder as the crazed scientist, and the extraordinary and hilarious Marty Feldman. Not remotely scary, but very silly and thoroughly enjoyable.

 

Army of Darkness (1992)

One of the films that launched director Sam Raimi’s very successful career. It is actually quite an interesting concept of how a modern hero would cope being sent back to a dark, mystical, and magical time 600 years ago. But mostly it is silly, funny and bizarre.

 

Little Shop of HorrorsLittle Shop of Horrors (1986)

A comedy, horror musical by Frank Oz with a giant talking, singing venus fly trap, Rick Moranis as the unwilling, unfortunate hero and Steve Martin as an insane sadistic dentist. What a winning formula! It’s not exactly scary, but it is slightly disturbing.

 

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