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Addam's Family dvd movie Halloween Gomez Uncle Fester Pugsly Lurch Addam's Family - 1991
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd
Written by: Charles Addams (characters), Caroline Thompson & Larry Wilson
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Category: Comedy/Horror
Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: PG-13


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Addam's Family Values dvd movie Halloween Raul Julia Cousin It Wednesday Uncle Fester Addam's Family Values - 1993
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd
Written by: Charles Addams (characters), Paul Rudnick
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Category: Comedy/Horror
Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: PG-13



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Alien dvd movie halloween film Alien - 1979
Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto
Written by: Dan O'Bannon (story) and Ronald Shusett (story), Dan O'Bannon (screenplay)
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Category: Horror/Sci-Fi
Running Time: 1 hour 56 minutes
Language: English, French
MPAA Rating: R


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Aliens dvd movie Halloween film Aliens - 1986
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn
Written by: Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett (characters), James Cameron (story & screenplay) and David Giler & Walter Hill (story)
Directed by: James Cameron
Category: Horror/Sci-FI
Running Time: 137 min / USA: 154 min (director's cut)
Language: English, Spanish
MPAA Rating: R

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Amityville Horror dvd film halloween movie Lutz hoax Amityville Horror - 1979
Starring: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger
Written by: Scott Kosar (screenplay), Jay Anson (novel) & Sandor Stern (earlier screenplay)
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Category: Horror
Running Time: 1 hour 59 minutes
Language: English, Spanish
MPAA Rating: R


The Amityville Horror is kind of an evil movie like The Exorcist, but it's the house doing it which sounds stupid but it's really not at all. It's scary!

Fright Factor Rating: SHOCKER! -Shelby





Angel Heart horror film halloween dvd scaryAngel Heart - 1987
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet
Written by: William Hjortsberg (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)
Directed by: Alan Parker
Category: Horror/Mystery/Thriller
Running Time: 113 minutes
Language: English, Spanish
MPAA Rating: R


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Beetle Juice comedy scary movie halloween dvdBeetlejuice - 1988
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton
Written by: Tim Burton & Michael McDowell & Larry Wilson (story), Warren Skaaren
Directed by: Tim Burton
Category: Comedy/Horror
Running Time: 92 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: PG


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The Beguiled gothic scary movie dvd horror Clint EastwoodThe Beguiled - 1971
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman
Written by: Thomas Cullinan (novel), Albert Maltz (as John B. Sherry) and Irene Kamp (as Grimes Grice)
Directed by: Donald Siegel
Category: Thriller/War/Drama
Running Time: 105 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R

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Below scary movie dvd Halloween horrorBelow - 2002
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Holt McCallany
Written by: Lucas Sussman & Darren Aronofsky and David Twohy
Directed by: David Twohy
Category: Horror/Mystery
Running Time: 105 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R

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Black Christmas horror movie 70s seventies scary Halloween knife slasher filmBlack Christmas - 1974
Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder
Written by: Roy Moore
Directed by: Bob Clark
Category: Horror/Thriller/Mystery
Running Time: 98 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



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Blade vampire dvd horror halloweenBlade - 1998
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson
Written by: David S. Goyer
Directed by: Stephen Norrington
Category: Action/Horror/Thriller
Running Time: 120 min / Germany: 110 min
Language: English, Russian
MPAA Rating: R


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Blade II vampire movie Halloween scary horror dvdBlade II - 2002
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman
Written by: Marv Wolfman (character) & Gene Colan (character), David S. Goyer
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Category: Action/Horror/Thriller
Runtime: 117 min / Finland: 108 min
Language: English, Romanian, Czech
MPAA Rating: R

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The Blair Witch Project movie Halloween scary horror dvdBlair Witch Project - 1999
Starring: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
Written by: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez
Directed by: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez
Category: Horror/Thriller
Runtime: 86 min
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



"I was on the edge of my seat the whole time…I became extremely close to my pillow-lol!"





Bride of Frankenstein horror classic Halloween dvd Mary ShellyThe Bride of Frankenstein – 1935
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson
Written by: William Hurlbut (adaptation) and John L. Balderston (adaptation), Mary Shelley (novel)
Directed by: James Whale
Category: Horror/Sci-Fi/Drama
Running Time: 75 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: NR


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Butterfly Effect halloween dvd scary horror Ashton KutcherButterfly Effect - 2004
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart
Written by: J. Mackye Gruber & Eric Bress
Directed by: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Category: Thriller/Sci-Fi/Drama
Running Time: 113 min / 120 min (director's cut)
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



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Cabin Fever movie Halloween scary horror dvdCabin Fever - 2002
Starring: Rider Strong, Paul Jordan, James DeBello
Written by: Eli Roth (story & screenplay), Randy Pearlstein (screenplay)
Directed by: Eli Roth
Category: Horror/Thriller
Runtime: 93 min
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



"A lot of people did not like this film, but I thought it was decent and did have a couple creepy moments. Probably what freaked me out the most was that WEIRD kid doing flips and then biting Bert's hand when he went into town asking about a hospital. That was bizarre and at the same time spooky. If I was in that situation, I would be high tailing it out of there, fast!"






Carrie horror film Halloween scary dvd Stephen KingCarrie - 1976
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
Written by: Lawrence D. Cohen, Stephen King (novel)
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Category: Horror/Drama
Running Time: 98 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



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The Changeling movie Halloween scary horror dvd eerieThe Changeling - 1980
Starring: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere
Written by: William Gray & Diana Maddox, Russell Hunter
Directed by: Peter Medak
Category: Horror/Mystery
Running Time: 115 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



A very scary ghost story. Lots of slow building suspense. Really gives me the creeps watching it. Rating: SHOCKER! -Jason Waite





Child's Play scary Halloween horror dvd Chucky dollChild's Play - 1988
Starring: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent
Written by: Don Mancini (story), Don Mancini (screenplay) and John Lafia (screenplay) and Tom Holland (screenplay)
Directed by: Tom Holland
Category: Horror
Running Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R

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Child's Play scary Halloween horror dvd Chucky dollChild's Play 3 - 1991
Starring: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Jeremy Sylvers
Written by: Don Mancini
Directed by: Jack Bender
Category: Horror/Comedy
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R

"Chucky looks scary after he's thrown into the fan."





The Craft horror flick halloween scary dvd witches covenThe Craft – 1996
Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell
Written by: Peter Filardi (story), Peter Filardi (screenplay) and Andrew Fleming (screenplay)
Directed by: Andrew Fleming
Category: Horror/Drama/Comedy
Running Time: 101 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R


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Cry Wolf horror halloween scary dvdCry Wolf - 2005
Starring: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jon Bon Jovi
Written by: Beau Bauman and Jeff Wadlow
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Category: Horror/Thriller
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: PG-13


Reviewed by: Faith Smith, Williston, FL
If I had to grade it, I would give it an overall C. As for the fear factor, I'd give it an F. The hype around the movie was greater than the movie itself

The plot line had some twists that kept it interesting, but I found it to be mostly predictable. I had the "bad guy" pegged very early on, though, it was obvious that the writer tried very hard to deter from that belief. All in all, a decent movie if you're not looking to jump out of your skin. This is definitely not a horror flick.

Fright Factor Rating: Snoozer





Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV)- 1981
Starring: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones
Written by: J.D. Feigelson (screenplay), J.D. Feigelson (story), Butler Handcock (story)
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Category: Horror/Thriller/Mystery
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: NR

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Don’t Look Now horror Halloween film dvd spookyDon't Look Now - 1973
Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason
Written by: Daphne Du Maurier (story), Allan Scott (screenplay) and Chris Bryant (screenplay)
Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
Category: Horror/Mystery/Drama/Thriller
Running Time: 110 minutes
Language: English, Italian
MPAA Rating: R


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Dracula classic horror Halloween movie dvd Bela LugosiDracula – 1931
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
Written by: Bram Stoker (novel), Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderston, Garrett Fort
Directed by: Tod Browning
Category: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Running Time: 75 minutes
Language: English, Hungarian
MPAA Rating: NR


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Dressed to Kill horror movie Halloween dvd scaryDressed to Kill - 1980
Starring: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen
Written by: Brian De Palm
Directed by: Brian De Palm
Category: Horror/Thriller/Mystery
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R




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Event Horizon scary movie dvdEvent Horizon - 1997
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
Screenplay by: Philip Eisner
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Category: Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Running Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Language: English, French
MPAA Rating: R


Reviewed by: Burt Newman, Jr., Nashville, TN
This is a movie I watched about 5 years ago and recently viewed again. The movie has a great premise and an array of good actors. The plot is decent and the special effects are not bad for movie that didn't have a lot of hype. The downside is in the character development and the movie deteriorates a bit as you get towards the end. This movie is only an hour and a half long and I think they tried to cram too much into that time period. If they had an extra half and hour to an hour, I think it would have been a much better film. They would have needed to change the ending somewhat too in my opinion. As far as scares, there are several good ones and the sound effects aid in this.

All in all, I'd give it about 2 out of 4. Could have been really good. Started out that way, at least. Got to wonder about Sam Neill though. I don't think this guy set out to be a horror film actor, but think of all of the movies he's been in: Event Horizon, In the Mouth of Madness (see it if you haven't--weird), Omen: The Final Conflict, Dead Calm (another good thriller). He's a good 'un though. We'll keep him.

The Event Horizon movie poster is pretty cool too…very sci-fi yet plainly tells of the terror awaiting on board the ship! [Right-click the link and select "Open in new window/tab" in order to keep your place here.]

Fright Factor Rating: Spooker!





The Exorcist scary Halloween horror movie dvd religious priestThe Exorcist - 1973
Starring: Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow
Written by: William Peter Blatty (also novel)
Directed by: William Friedkin
Category: Horror/Thriller
Running Time: 122 min / 132 min (director's cut)
Language: English, Latin, Greek, French, German, Arabic
MPAA Rating: R



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Something about the Exorcist movie poster gives me the chills! [Right-click the link and select "Open in new window/tab" in order to keep your place here.]




The Exorcist 3 III Legion scary horror movie dvd halloween Linda BlairExorcist III - Legion - 1990
Starring: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif
Written by: William Peter Blatty
Directed by: William Peter Blatty
Category: Horror/Thriller
Running Time: 110 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



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The Fly 1958 horror classic dvd halloween creepyThe Fly – 1958
Starring: Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens
Written by: George Langelaan (story), James Clavell
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Category: Horror/Sci-Fi
Running Time: 94 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: NR



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The Fog 1980 horror movie dvd Halloween John CarpenterThe Fog - 1980
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
Written by: John Carpenter & Debra Hill, Edgar Allan Poe (uncredited quotation)
Directed by: John Carpenter
Category: Horror/Mystery/Thriller
Running Time: 89 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R


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The Fog 2005 horror movie dvd Halloween ghostsThe Fog - 2005
Starring: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair
Written by: Cooper Layne (screenplay), John Carpenter & Debra Hill (1980 screenplay)
Directed by: Rupert Wainwright
Category: Horror/Mystery
Running Time: 100 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: PG-13


Pros: I'd have to say it's a great atmosphere film (with all that fog, how could it not be?). Plus, it does have a decent story driving it and a few surprises to boot, so I give it high marks in those aspects.

Cons: I happen to love eerie mood flicks like this one. However, if you're one of those who must have "jump out of your seat" scares to enjoy a scary film, you may come away a little disappointed. The biggest jumps like that in the movie were attributable mostly to a few well-placed sound F/X.

Also, I feel more involved in the frights when the starring "victims" are people I like or can relate to which didn't really happen for me in this movie (though that is a very subjective thing). Overall though, I enjoyed this flick!

Fright Factor Rating: Spooker!





Frankenstein horror classic movie dvd Halloween Mary Shelly Boris KarloffFrankenstein - 1931
Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles
Written by: Mary Shelley (novel), Peggy Webling (play), John L. Balderston (adaptation)
Directed by: James Whale
Category: Horror/Sci-Fi
Running Time: 71 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: NR


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Friday the 13th horror movie Jason Vorhees dvd halloweenFriday the 13th - 1980
Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby
Written by: Victor Miller, Ron Kurz (uncredited)
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Category: Horror
Running Time: 95 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R



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Fright Night horror movie vampire dvd halloweenFright Night - 1985
Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse
Written by: Tom Holland
Directed by: Tom Holland
Category: Horror/Comedy
Running Time: 106 minutes
Language: English
MPAA Rating: R


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