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#Blogoween | Horror Movie Recommendations



Saturday 13th: 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days
Throughout October I’ll be aiming to watch 31 horror movies and blogging about them. The number 2 there is because this will be a weekly feature I do where I look at the horror movies I watched that week.

So I am not watching 31 horror movies this month, but I thought it would be a fun time to share 3 of my favorite ones that I have watched and rewatched over the years. Some of these are considered classics and others not so much. But, to me they are a great example of a good horror. Some are based upon ghosts and others are more of a psychological another is both of these combined. I want to add, please pay attention to the ratings of these movies. If you are younger than the recommended age, get parent permission before watching. W


The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick

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This is my all time favorite scary movie, even though I think the book is much better this movie was wonderful and it has all the things I look for in a scary movie. Ghosts, old hotels, and just the right amount of  “magic”. I have rewatched this movie many times over and it really is great. It is rated R, so make sure you are old enough to watch it.

Sleepy Hallow directed by Tim Burton

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This is the first Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie I think I ever watched. I always heard about Sleepy Hallow as a legend living in the North East, but I didn’t really know the story behind it so when I watched this I really liked it. While this is an adaptation and there is a Civil War Sleepy Hallow Legend which I like a bit better. I still really love this movie it is creepy, Depp plays a very interesting man of science in a time where there is little, and the magic and ghosts are great. Once again this movie is rated R, so once again make sure you are old enough to watch it.

The Secret Window directed by David Koepp

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If you are looking for soemthign that will just mess up your mind and really question what humans can do, this is the scary movie for you. This is another one I watched and rewatched and even have bought a few times because I wore out the dvd. It is a thriller that gets a bit over the time at times, but it really is made really well. This one is rated PG-13, so 13 and older.


What is your favorite horror movie?


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10 thoughts on “#Blogoween | Horror Movie Recommendations

  1. I can’t really do horror movies although the various parodies of The Shinning have made me interested. (Yes I’m talking about the Simpsons “make Homer go crazy” version). The scariest movie I’ve seen (because the guy I was crushing on invited me to a group movie night so obviously I couldn’t say no) was the Haunting in Connecticut. I spent the majority covering my eyes and crying and I had nightmares for weeks. I did not go well haha. My idea of Halloween is re-watching Mickey’s House of Villains with my besties, eating candy. 😉

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    1. Scary movies are not for everyone, I had a childhood friend who had a hard time even watching the news. Also, Haunting in Connecticut is a very scary movie, much more intense then The Shining, at least in my eyes. I can understand why you had nightmares, but I am sorry to hear it. Mickey’s House of Villains sounds like a fun tradition to have.

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      1. haha It’s not very scary but it’s cute and very fun. Its funny because I can read horror but I can’t watch it??? Mind you, I haven’t watched a scary film (or one even remotely scary) in four years. I’m thinking it’s time I tried. I’m thinking I might see if the Shining is on netflix for Halloween.

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      2. It’s so funny we were talking about scary films because my co-worker actually lent me a whole bunch of her collection today. (she told me it was about time I got over my aversion to horror). She lent me the original Shining, Pet Semtary, Carrie and Misery .Fingers crossed I can make it through all four haha

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