Movies and Books


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Movies & Books


Music & Sounds


Origin & Meaning


Party & Decor


Selected Links


The Best Dark Tales
& Moonlight Reading


COMPILATIONS

         

October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween edited by Chizmar and Morrish

         

Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death
edited by Ramsey Campbell

         

Halloween: Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear
Diane C. Arkins


NOVELS & STORIES

         

The Best of H.P Lovecraft edited by Robert Bloch

         

The Damnation Game by Clive Barker

         

The Heart of a Witch by Judith Hawkes

         

The Haunting of Hill House
by Shirley Jackson

         

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

         

Midnightby Dean Koontz

Mirror by Graham Masterton

         

The Shining by Stephen King

The Summoning by Bentley Little

         

Superstition by David Ambrose

         

Usher's Passing by Robert McCammon


Super "Supernatural" Movies
but not really scary

Ghost - 1990
The Sixth Sense - 1999
What Dreams May Come - 1998

Very Scary Movies
but not really Halloweenish

Alien - 1979
The Birds - 1963
Jaws - 1975
Psycho - 1960
The Thing - 1951


As determined by an unscientific, but intuitively correct, synthesis of various websites, polls, and surveys, plus a smidgen of personal opinion.

20

Phantasm
(1979)

19

It
(1990)

18

The Blair Witch Project
(1999)

 

17

Suspiria
(1977)

 

16

The Changeling
(1980)

 

15

Carrie
(1976)

 

14

The Haunting
(1963)

 

13

Hellraiser
(1987)

 

12

Friday the 13th
(1980)

 

11

The Others
(2001)

 

10

The Omen
(1976)

9

Rosemary's Baby
(1968)

8

Pet Sematary
(1989)

7

The Evil Dead
(1982)

6

Nightmare on Elm Street
(1984)

5

Night of the Living Dead
(1968)

4

The Exorcist
(1973)

3

Halloween
(1978)

2

Poltergeist
(1882)

1

The Shining
(1980)



Honorable Mentions
(in alphabetical order)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes - 1972
American Werewolf In London - 1981
The Amityville Horror - 1979
Candyman - 1992
Carnival of Souls - 1962
Child's Play - 1988
Flatliners - 1998
The Howling - 1981
Jacob's Ladder - 1990
Pumpkinhead - 1988
Prince of Darkness - 1987
Salem's Lot - 1979
Scream - 1996
Something Wicked This Way Comes - 1983
What Lies Beneath - 2000