Hank’s Recommendations 10/30/12

Depending on where you live, this week’s “storm of the century” (borrowing from a highly appropriate Stephen King title on my list) may have swept away any chance for door-to-door trick or treating in your neighborhood. Which may leave you and your kids at home with your TV on this all-too-mischievous Halloween night.

Here’s a list you can draw from to assure the appropriate (albeit virtual) frights. Keep in mind that Halloween is once a year; horror lives forever.

HANK’S HOUSE OF HORROR
(All recommended titles)

SHARE A SCARE: FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Changeling, The
Day of the Triffids
Fly, The (orig.)
Incredible Shrinking Man, The
Invaders From Mars (orig.)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (orig.)
It Came From Outer Space
Lady in White
Silver Bullet
So I Married An Axe Murderer
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Thing, The (orig.)
Village of the Damned
War of the Worlds
Watcher in the Woods

JACQUES TOURNEUR/VAL LEWTON

Cat People
Curse of the Demon
I Walked With A Zombie
Leopard Man, The
Seventh Victim, The

HANK’S OTHER FAVORITE HORROR FILMS

Alligator
American Werewolf in London
Army of Darkness
Asphyx, The
Asylum
Bad Seed, The
Birds, The
Blob, The
Blob, The (remake)
Body Snatchers
Bug
Carnival of Souls
Carrie
Cat’s Eye
Cherry Falls
Close Your Eyes
Cloverfield
Crazies, The
Dawn of the Dead
Day of the Dead
Dead of Night (Brit.)
Dead of Winter
Devil Doll
Devil’s Advocate
Devil’s Rain
Don’t Look Now
Dracula (orig.-Lugosi)
Dracula (Langella)
Dreamscape
Duel (Spielberg)
Entity, The
Evil Dead
Exorcist, The
Final Destination
Fly, The (remake)
Freeway
Forbidden Planet
Frankenstein (Patrick Bergin)
Frighteners, The
God Told Me To
Halloween
Hidden, The
Hills Have Eyes
Horror Express
House
House of Wax
Hunger, The
I Bury the Living
Incubus, The (John Cassavetes)
Innocents, The
In the Mouth of Madness
Jacob’s Ladder
Jeepers Creepers
King Kong (orig.)
Lasst Exorcism, The
Last Wave, The
Legacy, The
Let Me In (American version)
Let the Right One In (original Swedish)
Lifeforce
Lost Souls
Maze, The
Mephisto Waltz
Mr. Frost
Mute Witness
Near Dark
Night of the Living Dead
Nightmare On Elm Street
Ninth Configuration
Ninth Gate
Nomads
Omega Man, The
Omen, The
Patrick
Phantasm
Poltergeist
Prophecy
Psycho (orig.)
Q: the Winged Serpent
Quatermass and the Pit
Repulsion
Ring, The
Ringu
Ritual
Rosemary’s Baby
Salem’s Lot
Scream
Sentinel, The
Serpent and the Rainbow
Seventh Sign
Shout, The
Signs
Sisters
Sixth Sense
Splinter
Stand, The
Stepford Wives (orig.)
Stigmata
Stir of Echoes
Storm of the Century
Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Thing, The (remake)
Tingler, The
Tremors
Unbreakable
Vanishing, The
Vanishing, The (American version)
Walking Dead, The (TV series)
When A Stranger Calls
When A Stranger Calls Back
Wicker Man, The
Wolfen

THRILLERS WITH HORRIFIC ELEMENTS

Boys From Brazil
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Day the Earth Caught Fire
Deep Impact
Diabolique (orig.)
Hitcher, The
Jaws
Manchurian Candidate
Manhunter
Misery
Night of the Hunter
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Rear Window
Rebecca
Silence of the Lambs
Soylent Green
Spiral Staircase
Terminator
Videodrome
Wait Until Dark
Wizard of Oz

RECOMMENDED HORROR FILMS ADAPTED FROM STEPHEN KING

Cat’s Eye
Dead Zone, The
Dolores Claiborne
Green Mile, The
Mist, The
Silver Bullet
Stand, The
Storm of the Century, The