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In case you hadn’t noticed, this year is flying by and Halloween is just around the corner. Everyone is picking out their costume and getting their parties planned. So what about those of us who don’t go trick-or-treating and don’t get invited to the cool kid parties? I have some movies that will scare the pants off of you, or at least put you in the spirit. Check them out if you dare.

One movie that I watched once and only once because it freaked me out was “The Ring”. I will never forget the girl crawling through the television, but I don’t want to give away too much. “The Ring” stars Naomi Watts and Brian Cox and is actually based on a Japanese film called “Ringu”. Watts plays a journalist who is investigating the death of her niece, when she reviews a video tape. The video tape curses the person who watches it, which happens to be Watts and everyone she knows. Once you watch the tape you will die in 7 days. Now she must find out how to save her family from the curse of the tape.

The Ring

Probably one of the scariest movies I’ve seen is 30 Days of Night, starring Josh Harnett. A small town in Alaska goes completely dark for 30 days every year. Many residents leave for those 30 days but a small group stays behind. The darkness is used as cover for a group of blood thirsty vampires. They first take out the sled dogs but then move to humans. The rest of the movie is a tale of survival of the fittest and most cleaver. It will scare you silly the first time you watch it. A great movie to watch this Halloween.

30 Days of Night

My next pick for a great Halloween scare would be “The Haunting” starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor. This is a remake of the classic from 1963. A Dr. (Liam Neeson) wants to do a “sleep study”, he has his patients meet him at a house that just happens to be haunted. He tells them about the house’s strange occurrences. What they don’t know is that the it’s not a “sleep study” but a study in “fear”. It’s a very long night in the house and much scaring takes place. This house in some ways “fights back” against them being there. Again this is more of a psychological thriller but it definitely has it’s ‘scare your pants off moments’.

The Haunting

Of course, this is just a few of my favorites there are so many scary, thrilling, haunting movies out there and we all have our picks.
In case you’ve forgot some of them here is a list of a few more.

The Shining
Bug
The Changeling
Amityville Horror
Saw – series
Halloween (who could forget Mike Myers)
Nightmare on Elm Street (or Freddy Kruger)
The Exorcist
Poltergeist
Sixth Sense
The Village
Mama
The Conjuring
Splice
The Mist
The Hills Have Eyes
Paranormal Activity
The Crazies
Final Destination -series
Dracula (1931 classic w/ Bela Lugosi)
Omen (1976 w/ Gregory Peck & Lee Remick)

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