Saturday, October 3, 2015

Halloween Playlist & Watch List 2015

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!". Yes, here at Laughing Vixen Lounge that would refer to October and the Lounge's favorite holiday, Halloween. This Vixen is happy to announce that this year our biggest and best Giveaway Event is back. The 4th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway featuring our Halloween Movie Marathon and Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. While the event has been scaled back this year to only 2 weeks (vs. the entire month) we are starting the festivities early. Keep an eye out for random holiday fun before everything starts on the 18th.

It Conquered the World  (1956)

~ Halloween Playlist ~
Sit back and enjoy some holiday tunes on the Lounge Jukebox. You'll see it up there at the top of the page in black. Click the little white box on the right end of the player for a drop-down menu of songs. You can use the Fast Forward, Play, Pause and Rewind buttons on the left end of the player. And, if you would prefer to not listen, you can hit the mute on your PC/device or turn down the volume on the player (right side).
***Please Note*** This player is a bit temperamental. If you get an error code instead of the song simply skip past the song and then back to it. Sometimes it just does not load the first time. And sometimes, if there is no error code, if may just be a little slow to start.

I was a Teenage Werewolf  (1957)

~ Halloween Watch List ~
Since our Halloween Movie Marathon will only run 2 weeks this year I have put together a list of movies and TV shows to give you some ideas for holiday viewing. They are broken down into genres and are listed from oldest to newest. If the movie has a remake it is listed below the original. This will help you find all versions or the version that most appeals to you. Of course here at the Lounge we always encourage you to watch the original! Many below do have sequels (and some many sequels!!!) so do Google if you are interested in a complete list for any title.

Please comment below with your favorites. This is only a small sampling of all the great spooky fun that is out there. Share more titles with us so everyone can find something new to enjoy or something old to enjoy again. Happy viewing!

Haunted House & Ghosts
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
 - House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
The Haunting (1963)
 - The Haunting (1999)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
 - The Amityville Horror (2005)
The Shining (1980)
 - The Shining (1997 TV Mini-Series)
Poltergeist (1982)
 - Poltergeist (2015)
Ringu (1998)
 - The Ring (2002)
Paranormal Activity (2007)
The Orphanage (2007 Spanish)
The Conjuring (2013)

The Werewolf of London (1935)
The Wolf Man (1941 Universal Films)
 - The Wolfman (2010)
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961 Hammer Horror Films)
The Werewolf Vs The Vampire Woman (1971)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The Howling (1981)
Wolfen (1981)
A Company of Wolves (1984)
Silver Bullet (1985)
Bad Moon (1996)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Cursed (2005)
Red Riding Hood (2011)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Nosferatu - A Symphony of Horrors (1922 silent)
 - Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Not a remake but a fictional telling of the filming of Nosferatu if the lead actor was actually a Vampire.
Dracula (1931 Universal Films)
- Dracula (1958 Hammer Horror Films)
- Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
 - The Omega Man (1971)
 - I am Legend (2007)
Fright Night (1985)
 - Fright Night (2011)
The Lost Boys (1987)
John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)
Let the Right One In (2008 Swedish)
 - Let Me In (2010 US)
The Moth Diaries (2011)
~ TV ~
True Blood (2008-2014 TV)

White Zombie (1932)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
~ George A. Romero's Dead Series ~
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
 - Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
 - Dawn of the Dead (206)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Survival of the Dead (2009)
Return of the Living Dead (1985) not a Romero film
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Pet Sematary (1989)
28 Days Later (2002) technically a virus, not Zombies, but it fits nicely in this category.
~ TV ~
Thriller Video (1983)
The Walking Dead (2010-present)

Psycho (1960)
Black Christmas (1974)
 - Black Christmas (2006)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre  (1974)
 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Halloween (1978)
 - Halloween (2007)
Friday the 13th (1980)
 - Friday the 13th (2009)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
The Hitcher (1986)
 - The Hitcher (2007)
Scream (1996)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Jeepers Creepers (2003)
Identity (2003)
Boogeyman (2005)
Vacancy (2007)
The Strangers (2008)
~ TV ~
Bates Motel (2013-present)

The Blob (1958)
 - The Blob (1988)
War of the Worlds (1953)
 - War of the Worlds (2005)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
 - Body Snatchers (1993)
 - The Invasion (2007)
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
The Thing from Another World (1959)
 - The Thing (1982)
Alien (1979)
Signs (2002)

Giant & Mutant Creatures
King Kong (1933)
 - King Kong (1976)
 - King Kong (2005)
Attack of the 50ft Woman (1958)
 - Attack of the 50ft Woman (1993 TV Movie)
Tarantula (1955)
The Killer Shrews (1959)
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
Beginning of the End (1957)
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Tremors (1990)
Bats (1999)
Lake Placid (1999)
Sharktopus (2010 TV Movie)

Odds and Ends
Cat People (1942)
 - Cat People (1982)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
 - Rosemary's Baby (2014 TV Mini-Series)
Carrie (1976)
 - Carrie (2002 TV)
 - Carrie (2013)
The Omen (1976)
 - The Omen (2006)
Christine (1983)
It (1990 TV Mini-Series)
The Stand (1994 TV Mini-Series)
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
The Skeleton Key (2005)
The Mist (2007)
~ TV ~
American Horror Story (2011-present)

Fun and (mostly) Family Friendly
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Love at First Bite (1979)
Private Eyes (1980)
Saturday the 14th (1981)
Gremlins (1984)
Teen Wolf (1985)
The 'Burbs (1989)
Edward Scissor Hands (1990)
The Addams Family (1991)
My Boyfriends Back (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Dracula - Dead and Loving It (1995)
Practical Magic (1998)
ParaNorman (2012)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)

~ TV ~
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949 Disney)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962)
The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
 - Twilight Zone - The Movie (1983 theatrical release)
 - The Twilight Zone (1985-1989)
 - The Twilight Zone (2002-2003)
Thriller (1960-1962)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962-1965)
The Munsters (1964-1966)
The Addams Family (1964-1966)
Bewitched (1964-1972)
It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966)
The Night Gallery (1970-1973)


  1. You should add Hocus Pocus! I LOVE that movie:)

  2. Hmm, I've seen a lot of those... But I guess I'd watch Fright Night.
    Also, thank you for breaking this down into genres. It's a very nice collection :)

  3. Lost Boys will always be my favorite just love that movie! The scariest for me was The Shining and Poltergeist saw those at way too young of an age at the drive in double feature , totally terrifying. I was very distrustful of twins and was scared to death of clowns ( the toy clown in the boys room ugh ) . I grew out of the twin thing but even to this day I can't handle clowns. I love American Horror Story but I could NOT EVER watch the Freaks season NO WAY! Serpent and The Rainbow was the scariest I watched when I was older though. I'm not sure if it counts as a horror movie but I really like Skeleton Key.

  4. I loved ング Ringu (Ring)(1998). The western remake The Ring (2002) was okay too...but not as terrifying as the original.

  5. I like The Boogeyman. For another The Stand by King.

  6. I have never really been into Halloween Movies but love the holiday.

  7. John Carpenter's Vampires, and what about the Omen, did i miss that

  8. I don't know but I have a thing for Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2. I would add them.

  9. i have watched teen wolf and gremlims as well as aliens but my favourites is the adams family ( more recent one, i'm not sure i have watched teh original one)
    this is a great list thank you

    1. oh i would add It by stephen king has it's still chilling me years after

  10. The Ghost and the Darkness! Not really Halloween themed but scary

  11. I would add The Strangers to the Slashers category. Always creeps me out.

  12. I would add Hotel Transylvania (2012) to my list.

  13. There are so many to choose from. Thank you for the list. I didn't see Practical Magic on here, which is one of my favorites.

  14. OMG there are so many of my favorites on here. I love An American Werewolf in London, Poltergeist, Silver Bullet, the original Dracula, ooo and The Lost Boys. Plus Psycho (classic Hitchcock), a Nightmare on Elm Street and Alien and pretty much everything in the fun category. The original Night of the Living dead is the reason zombies still freak me out today. I couldn't help but laugh when I saw Creature of the Black Lagoon. I always tease my Mom about that movie. She was terrified when she saw it as a kid. To which I point out yeah the zipper on the creature can be pretty scary. LOL

  15. WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is a great vampire/werewolf one, funniest movie I've seen in ages!


  16. I think Hocus Pocus should be on the list.... it's a great Halloween film :)

  17. I know I'm a wimp, but I really don't like slasher, gross-out or gory... what does that leave? Spooky, creepy, atmospheric movies, especially those with a twist.
    I loved The Others and Ghost Story. Others I enjoyed: The Woman in Black, The Changeling, and Session 9. The Thirteenth Tale wasn't really horror, but a good gothic story. Can't wait to see CRIMSON PEAK and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Tim Burton directs Eva Green)!

    1. I like , The Changeling 1980. Here is the trailer,

  18. I don't know anymore than what's added unless someone hasn't said Hocus Pocus. Cute movie though not scary.

  19. The Babadook by Jennifer Kent (2014), great horror film or Beetlejuice by Tim Burton.

    Artemis Giote

  20. While you already have Nightmare on Elm Street, I suggest Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which has the added bonus of being meta.

  21. I've seen a few of these and I second what Diana suggested with The Babadook. Also add to Slashers - The Strangers (2008) and You're Next (2011). To Zombie - Zombeavers (2014)

  22. Young Frankenstein is a masterpiece in my opinion! I loved it! You should list "Nightmare Before Christmas" by Tim Burton and "World War Z" by Marc Forster.

  23. Replies
    1. I like The Covenant (2006). I just caught the end of it today on Starz. I've seen it before. It's about teen boys with supernatural powers.

  24. We like to watch Idle Hands this time of year.

  25. I am quite fond of Leprechaun this time of year!

  26. I have seen a lot of these, add Scream 2!

  27. My first thought was Hocus Pocus but someone beat me to it!

  28. Definitely add The Corpse Bride!

  29. Another one is Ginger Snaps (2000).

  30. Johnny Depp's Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Steampunk /Horror?)

  31. Black Sunday, aka The Mask of the Devi (Spiked mask is sooo creepy!)

  32. For vampire movies, (even though I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise), Interview With The Vampire.

  33. For vampire movies, (even though I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise), Interview With The Vampire.

  34. I love The Birds, still frighting to me to this day!

  35. Hocus pocus, twitches, and halloween town need to all be on family friendly . we watch them every year.

  36. I love 50 Days of Night for Vampire movies.

  37. I love the very funny and scary Zombie land.

  38. I love the very funny and scary Zombie land.

  39. Under the zombie category- I would add a couple of zombie comedies that I like. From the UK: Shaun of the Dead. And, from Cuba: Juan of the Dead.

  40. I find most of the horror movies funny cuz I'm not easily scared. But everything that Steven King writes and it's filmed afterwards scares the sweet bejeesus out of me. One of the scariest for me is definitely IT and ROSE RED.

  41. I love Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" with Vincent Price!!

  42. Chucky. That doll always creeped me out.

  43. I like The Incredible Shrinking Man.

  44. These are my kind of movies! I think I have seen most of them.