This is my favorite season, and that doesn’t exclude movies. I love spooky movies (well, I love a lot of movies, but ooo-spooky? Some of the best). Every year I talk about my fave movies for the season and it’s become a tradition now, so here we go. A list of some of my favorite seasonal movies for October. I’m not a fan of gore, so you won’t find many like that on the list…but yes—creepy and mood driven? Yep!
This year, though I’m adding: the old soap opera, Dark Shadows. I’m watching the entire series. I took a break after disk 71 last year, and now I’m back at it. There are 1225 episodes and I’m on episode 700. Will I finish this year? Maybe. Probably not. But hey, it’s fun, and as old as the series is, still has a wonderfully creepy mood. Jonathon Freid did a wonderful job as Barnabas Collins. And no, I didn’t watch the movie with Johnny Depp. As much as I like him as an actor…I couldn’t bring myself to watch the campy remake.
Yasmine’s Ooo-Spooky Movie List:
The Absolute Faves:
Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Halloween Tree
Dracula (Gary Oldman version)
The Mothman Prophecies
Rebecca (my favorite movie)
Great Ghost Stories:
What Lies Beneath
The Haunting of Hill House
The Sixth Sense
The Shining (mini-series, I didn’t like the movie at all)
Poltergeist (the original)
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
The Haunting in Connecticut
Vampire/Mummy/Monster Movies (I don’t include my love for B-Grade old SF movies or the action/SF movies like Aliens/Terminator here—I watch those during spring/summer a lot):
We Are the Night (German vampire movie)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Mummy & the Mummy Returns (Brendan Frasier)
Queen of the Damned
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Yes, it’s a lot of movies, so I’m watching at least 1-2 a day during October.
So, are any of my movies on your list? What are your faves during the Witching Season?