To celebrate my favorite holiday “HALLOWEEN” I thought I would make a quick list of my favorite scary movies.
The following movies are my go-to scares. And now that I look at my list I notice that the majority of my favorites are from the 1980’s; my absolute favorite decade for movies, television shows and music.
These aren’t in any particular order but here goes . . . my all-time favorite scary movies.
1981 - American Werewolf in London
~ Favorite quote: “Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors.”
1992 – Candyman
~ Favorite quote: “Be my victim.”
1984 - Children of the Corn
~ Those kids scared the shit out of me!
~ Favorite quote: “OUTLANDER”
1987 - Dawn of the Dead
~ Favorite character: Hare Krishna Zombie
~ Favorite quote: “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”
1985 - Day of the Dead
~ Favorite character: Bub
1981 - Evil Dead
~ Favorite quote: “We’re going to get you. We’re going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.”
1980 - Friday the 13th
~ Favorite character: Crazy Ralph
~ Favorite quote: “I’m a messenger of God. You’re doomed if you stay here!”
1978 – Halloween
~ Favorite actor: Donald Pleasence aka Doctor Sam Loomis
~ Favorite quote: "Hey, Jerk! Speed kills!"
~ Doctor Loomis made you believe and fear Michael Myers.
1987 – Hellraiser
~ Favorite character: Pinhead
~ Favorite quote: “We have such sights to show you!”
1968 - Night of the Living Dead
~ Favorite scene: Cemetery scene in the beginning.
~Favorite quote: "They're coming to get you, Barbara!"
1984 - Nightmare on Elm Street
~ Favorite characters: Freddy Krueger, Nancy Thompson and Lt. Donald Thompson
~ Favorite quote: “I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy!”
1982 – Poltergeist
~ My Mom didn’t like this movie because the little girl and I were the same age and it freaked her out!
~ Favorite character: Reverend Henry Kane (Poltergeist II). It still gives me chills when he is singing and talking to Carol Anne. "Are you lost, Sweetheart? Are you 'fraid, Honey?"
1988 – Pumpkinhead
~ Favorite actor: Lance Henriksen
~ Favorite quote: “It’s what you wanted, Ed Harley!” (This entire scene is one of my favorites.)
1989 - Puppet Master
~ I was totally obsessed with all of the puppets!
1974 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
~ There is nothing that frightens me more than a huge creepy guy that screams, hollers and runs around like a little child. Oh, yeah, and wielding a chainsaw.
My husband and I attend a lot of horror conventions and have had the pleasure of meeting many actors and actresses from the above movies. What an amazing way for us to relive our childhood together. I hope you enjoyed my movie list.
Happy Halloween to you all! Be safe out there!