My Top 10 Halloween Movies
by Timothy Bateson
It’s coming up on Halloween, and time to get your scares on. With that in mind, I went through my movie collection, and picked out a selection of movies that I think would make interesting viewing for the season.
I present the movies in no particular order, and have rated each of the movies, but those are just my personal ratings. If any of the movies catches your attention, and you’d like to pick up a copy, click the image to be taken to the relevant Amazon order page.
- This post originally appeared at: “Ramblings of an Author” in 2017, my previous blog.
#1 - Legion
Genre: Action, Horror, Suspense
At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of the world will be decided. Evil’s armies are amassing.
Armed and united by the Archangel Michael, a group of strangers become unwitting soldiers on the front lines of the Apocalypse. Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion.
#2 - Priest
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
In a post-apocalyptic world, a savage war between man and vampire has raged for centuries. A warrior priest receives word of fresh attacks, but now it’s personal; his niece has been kidnapped by a new hive of merciless vampires, he must break his vow of peace and hunt down the hive before it’s too late. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel and packed with blood-thirsty action, this full-throttle crusade takes you on the hunt for a deadly new breed of killer.
#3 – Beetlejuice
#4 - Beowulf
#5 - Constantine
#6 - The Witches of Eastwick
#7 - Shaun of the Dead
#8 – Alien
#9 – Red Riding Hood
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
For years the villagers of Daggerhorn have maintained an uneasy truce with a werewolf – but the beast changes the stakes by killing the older sister of brave young Valerie.
Promised in marriage to one man but in love with another, Valerie is affected yet again by the creatures bloody actions.
When a werewolf hunter warns that the beast takes human form by day and walks among them, panic sets in as the death toll rises. And Valerie learns she has a unique connection to the wolf that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect… and bait.
#10 – Ghostbusters
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Paranormal
After the members of a team of scientists lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become “ghostbusters” to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
Did I Miss Your Favorite Halloween Movies?
I raided my personal movie collection, and I know I have a particular taste. That means I’ve almost certainly missed out some great movies. Either I don’t own the movie, I haven’t seen it, or quite simply never heard of it.
So, share your Halloween movie lists below, and help each other discover a new favorite.
Who Else Is Dropping In?
“31 Days of Halloween” is a collaborative effort, and I really couldn’t put out 31 posts in 31 days without help.
While I’ve personally filled many of the slots for the event, I also have some amazing guest posts, from some wonderful folks.
Want to see what else is happening?