Sunday, October 30, 2011

13 Halloween Movies 2011 Edition

Another year, another list of 13 Halloween movie recommendations.
An American Werewolf in London: An American tourist gets turned into a werewolf; great transformation effects, and some dark humour

The Cook: a foreigner prepares meals for a sorority house. They think what he’s saying is romantic when he’s actually telling them how he plans to kill them and turn them into food.

Dance of the Dead (2008): Zombies invade prom night

Dawn of the Dead (2004) Uses the zombies in shopping mall concept of the original as a starting point, but then goes off in its own direction

Dead Snow: Nazi zombies

The Devil’s Den: Ghouls invade a night club

Dracula (1931) Bela Lugosi’s take is still a nice mood piece

The Evil Dead: I really many prefer the sequels, but this is my favourite of the trilogy, an everyman facing great evil in a cabin

Freddy vs. Jason: Teens are caught in the crossfire of a war between two slasher film icons

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Probably the biggest omission from previous years. A couple’s car breaks down and they encounter a “sweet transvestite” from the city of Transsexual, planet Transylvania

They Live: A drifter finds sunglasses that allows him to penetrate the disguises of aliens in our midst

Underworld (2003): First in a series of movies about vampires battling werewolves

Village of the Damned (1995): I haven’t seen the original, but the remake about part alien kids is quite creepy.

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