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October Viewing

To accompany my last post, I thought I would offer a couple of “must-watch” movies to suit the season. First off, the classics: Nosferatu, Dracula, Freaks and The Phantom of the Opera.

The more recent classics: The Excorcist – but please, do yourself a favor and watch the un-cut released version and not the crappy, chopped up version they show on tv around this time every year, and The Shining. These two combined probably make for some of the scariest moments ever committed to film.

The animated classics: Disney’s Halloween Treat, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride.

The less serious classics, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Raven. Actually, just about anything featuring Vincent Price is essential viewing at this time of year.

And some bonus recommendations: Two darned fine tv shows that embody the season and were killed before their time: American Gothic and Carnivale.

And a bonus, bonus recommendation: The Excorcist in 30 Seconds with Bunnies.

What do you consider essential October viewing?

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