All Time Halloween Favorites

A little bit of everything, in no particular order
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1.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Just so visually stunning, pure Kubrick ” - Tom Pfister
 
2.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ A tale told in many recent movies, still the best ” - Tom Pfister
 
3.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ In space no one can hear you scream ” - Tom Pfister
 
4.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Pure biblical doom! ” - Tom Pfister
 
5.
Psycho (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Shower, I don't need no stinking shower. ” - Tom Pfister
 
6.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. (97 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Best werewolf transformation ever! ” - Tom Pfister
 
7.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Nothing like hanging out in the pub during a zombie infestation. ” - Tom Pfister
 
8.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters. (96 mins.)
“ Johnny stop playing around, movie still creeps me out like no other ” - Tom Pfister
 
9.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ One ring to ... Oh wait that was the fantasy movie right? ” - Tom Pfister
 
10.
Phantasm (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ Evil little munchkins taking bodies somewhere, hmm I don't think were in Kansas anymore Toto! ” - Tom Pfister
 
11.
The Car (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A mysterious black, sleek automobile terrorizes everyone it comes into contact with in a small town in Utah. The local sheriff may be the only person who can stop this menace which has been possessed by pure evil. (96 mins.)
“ Top notch b-movie fun, I'll take it over Christine any day! ” - Tom Pfister
 
12.
Burnt Offerings (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants. (116 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
“ Yet another movie with an evil little music box tune. ” - Tom Pfister
 
13.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ The slasher movie done right! ” - Tom Pfister
 
14.
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer. (95 mins.)
Director: John Hough
“ Have to have a haunted house on the list, right? ” - Tom Pfister
 
15.
13 Ghosts (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors. (85 mins.)
Director: William Castle
“ Maybe 2 haunted houses. ” - Tom Pfister
 
16.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Luther Heggs aspires to being a reporter for his small town newspaper, the Rachel Courier Express. He... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Rafkin
“ I still hear that damn organ to this day! ” - Tom Pfister
 
17.
Pet Sematary (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
“ Not a movie to watch with your kid! ” - Tom Pfister
 
18.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. (83 mins.)
“ Abbott & Costello + classic monsters, say no more! ” - Tom Pfister
 
19.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
“ We all float down here! ” - Tom Pfister
 
20.
The Stand (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
“ Flu seasons here! ” - Tom Pfister
 
21.
The Changeling (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
“ Dark family secrets ” - Tom Pfister
 
22.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ I don't think I have ever been quite as disgusted by bodily fluids! ” - Tom Pfister
 
23.
The Gift (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared. (112 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Sounds like a lousy gift to me! ” - Tom Pfister
 
24.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ The gem of the trilogy ” - Tom Pfister
 
25.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist. (107 mins.)
“ Even after you know the end, it's still worth watching again. ” - Tom Pfister