Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Watch List 2016

~ Halloween Watch List ~
The 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween is in full swing here at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog. As part of the fun I have put together a list of movies and TV shows to give you some ideas for holiday viewing. Leave a comment below with a movie you love that is not on the list. Then visit the MAIN GIVEAWAY POST and receive 5 extra entries in the giveaway (use giveaway widget to enter) for a $300 Prize Pack.

The movies below 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 a Google search if you are interested in a complete list for any title.

This is only a small sampling of all the great spooky fun that is out there. Make sure to read the comments below to find more ideas. 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)

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. Event Horozon is a good sci-fi horror movie.

  2. I always enjoy watching Sleepy Hollow.

  3. I love the 80s movie "Waxwork" with Zach Galligan and Deborah Foreman.

    1. Not sure if I've seen the first but I have seen the second one because it has Bruce Campbell in it.

  4. The Orphanage is such a good suspense movie! It may not fit in with the other Halloween movies you listed, but it's super creepy which I love. I really like What Lies Beneath, too. Any movie that keeps me on the edge of my seat is a winner!

    1. The Orphanage was an excellent movie. Very effective. What Lies Beneath, that's with Harrison Ford, right? That's on my list to re watch since it has been so long since I've seen it.

  5. the sixth sense really scared me

  6. The Exorcist is an all-time favorite!

  7. I love Idle Hands. Seth Green is in it too so that is a plus.

  8. The Curse of the Cat People (1944) which is a "sequel" to The Cat People (1942)


  9. The Changeling. Not the one with Angelina Jolie, but the old one from the 70s or 80s. Quite a creepy movie and one that I feel still holds up. I would also call out Phantasm and Event Horizon, which I believe someone else also said.

  10. I liked The Awakening, The Others, The Woman in Black (1989) and The Woman in Black (2012). Most of the M. R. James stories that have been made into films are good, too.

  11. The 6th sense really got to me! It made you wonder thats for sure

  12. The Santa Claus, it's an older movie but still good!

  13. I loved the 6th Sense it freaked me out in the end though

  14. I loved the 6th Sense it freaked me out in the end though

  15. I love Dracula 2,ooo with Gerard Butler

  16. Nicole Carter (Weasley)October 18, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    You got all the best scary movies out there for sure but one of my faves (not really Halloween or horror related) is Jaws!

  17. Love how you separated them!! Im so glad you included The Burbs!! One movie I could watch over and over again!!

  18. The Lost Boys is probably my favorite of them all but there are so many great ones on the list.

  19. I liked the movie the Babadook, but it scared the pageebers out of me.

  20. "The Lazarus Effect" is one of my favorites! Creepy and awesome movie :)

  21. Monster House is a great family Halloween movie!

  22. I love Repo! The Genetic Opera- or anything with Terrance Zdunich really.

  23. how about "dogs" I saw that when I was little. Or "cujo"? was "texas chainsaw massacre" on your list?

  24. "Mosquito." The most terrifying film ever made.

  25. You've really covered it! I'll say The Conjuring 2 because I liked that one too.

  26. I know someone already commented with Pan's Labyrinth but I loved that as a kid.

  27. I really enjoyed the story in Shutter.

  28. The Ring, I thought that movie was very scary

  29. I liked Prom Night (the 1980 original starring Jamie Lee Curtis).

  30. One of the best SciFi movies is The Day the Earth Stood Still. It's from the 50's-check it out!


  32. I love all these movies!Big horror fan!

  33. i remember when we go to show on sat all day to watch the scary move or halloween one

  34. The film Salem's Lot featured some pretty scary vampires and it scared the heck out of me. I believe the movie came out sometime in the 1970's. I still have a hard time watching it today!

  35. You have a great combination of movies. I love Young Frankenstein!

  36. I love "Interview With The Vampire!"

  37. These are all some great Halloween movies to watch for this upcoming Halloween season.

  38. I love the movie Hocus Pocus ! Shelia Hall

  39. Book of Life is a family friendly Halloween movie

  40. I adore anything from Tim Burton at halloween and the Book of Life is great too.

  41. We're forgetting The X-Files! I loved watching each spooky episode! There's another movie The Gates of Hell that scared my daughter to death! She's grown & still won't watch it!

  42. Ok here goes,underworld, being human,van helsing, nitemare before christmas,shawn of the dead,warm bodies and Casper.
    Some of my favorites!

  43. A sure set of classic horror movies. I especially like Psycho and Christine.

  44. You must watch Kuroneko by Kaneto Shindo. The soundtrack, in particular, makes for a very eery film.

  45. Wax Work, wow, now this is a super creepy movie.

  46. You forgot Teen Wolf 2: This was a riot, a sequel to the first Teen Wolf movie.

  47. I love watching Shaun of the Dead.

  48. Aliens is so good! One of my favs!!

  49. The Others is a creepy movie. So good.

  50. Since i have lots of kids in my life, I'd say two of my favorites not on the list are Halloweentown, and Scooby Doo and the Goblin King. Also, Addams Family Values

  51. I am not really much of a 'horror' movie fan, but I do believe that The Sixth Sense should be listed.

  52. Cabin Fever , holy cow the scene were she is shaving her leg made me cringe it was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

  53. The Crow. They were supposed to get married on Halloween when they were murdered and he comes back a year later for revenge.

  54. I have to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween.

  55. I don't have one because I don't watch scary movies.

  56. I don't have one because I don't watch scary movies.

  57. Mad Love (which is a remake of an also excellent Conrad Veidt silent called The Hands of Orlac), starring Peter Lorre and Colin Clive. It's exceptionally creepy and disturbing and rather daring for 1935.

  58. I loved World War Z. I suppose it's considered a modern horror. Those are probably the most horrible zombies I've seen with their clicking teeth!

  59. I love the Vampire Diaries. Can't get enough of Damon

  60. It by Steven King about a clown that terrorizes kids