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October 28, 2011

The 2011 Halloween Horror Movie Playlist

If you're one of those people who needs a good set of horror films to show at their Halloween party this year - perhaps you're looking for a playlist that offers ten films and spans the history of horror from the 1920s through the 2000s and ends with an all-time classic of the genre - and you have 854 minutes to spare, FMWL has one thing to say to you.

You're welcome.
The 2011 Halloween Horror Movie Playlist
Movie #1 - The Unknown (1927, Dir. by Tod Browning.)
An armless knife thrower who plots revenge in the name of Joan Crawford?  A great way to start an evening.

Movie #2 - The Old Dark House (1932, Dir. by James Whale.)
Frankenstein director Whale takes us into a classic horror setting, with Karloff leading the mayhem.

Movie #3 - Cat People (1942, Dir. by Jacques Tourneur.)
Romantic black-and-white chiller, punctuated by the chilling swimming pool scene.

Movie #4 - House on Haunted Hill (1959, Dir. by William Castle.)
The drive-in classic offers classic horror and Vincent Price at their most playful.

Movie #5 - Brides of Dracula (1960, Dir. by Terence Fisher.)
Hammer is a must, and Peter Cushing's battle with some female bloodsuckers should suffice.

Movie #6 - Blacula (1972, Dir. by William Crain.)
It's better than you think it is. And I gotta have a slice of '70s American International Pictures goodness.

Movie #7 - The Gate (1987, Dir. by Tibor Takacs.)
Child horror of the '80s with fantastic stop-motion monsters and some real chills.

Movie #8 - In the Mouth of Madness (1994, Dir. by John Carpenter.)
It's about time we start recognizing this riff on Stephen King as one of Carpenter's classics.

Movie #9 - Lake Mungo (2008, Dir. by Joel Anderson.)
Documentary style horror that may provide the new millennium's most haunting images.

Movie #10 - Dawn of the Dead (1978, Dir. by George A. Romero.)
At this point in the marathon, there's sure to be "No more room in Hell".

And remember, please enjoy Halloween responsibly. You never know what can happen...

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