As Halloween approaches and the winds of fall come upon us, ghosts, goblins, and vampires permeate my film viewing.
I’ve already got a head-start on Halloween by watching the often funny, rarely scary Evil Dead trilogy. But, this month, and Halloween in particular, has much in store. I’ve decided to share my personal list of Horror/Suspense films on the docket this year.
Without further adieu…
You can actually watch the full film via that link because the the film is now in the public domain. This is classic silent horror. Images of this have always startled me; I can’t wait to experience the entire product. If I make it through, this will be the oldest film i’ve ever seen. Looks to be a good starting point in the silent-film genre(?).
Bela Lugosi thrust into our minds the image Dracula in this film. Perhaps Christopher Lee did the character better, but I think it’s Lugosi’s near overacting of the character that sticks with us.
Trick ‘r Treat (2008)
About time this got a release. Been waiting for this far too long. I’ll probably be watching before Halloween, but it still merits a mention.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
I’m gonna put this in the “wild card” stack. Perhaps if the other silent film goes well, i’ll make it to this. We shall see. Again, because of Public Domain, you can watch it via that link.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Who said I can’t choose a comedy? Seriously, If you haven’t seen this, watch it today!
That’s a pretty good start to a list growing list. Lots of other gems to consider, such as: An American Werewolf in London, Phantom of the Opera (1925), Halloween (1978), and maybe The Host.
Lest we forget, October 20 in The Prestige day. Be sure to watch Christopher Nolan’s best. “Are you watching closely?”