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reposted from last year with a few new additions--

[livejournal.com profile] tipitiwitchet and I are going on a spooky movie jag this month. This is what is in the running (and the strikeouts are what we've actually managed to watch):

1. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

2. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

3. The Wolf Man (1941)

70 min | Drama, Horror 

A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

4. Jekyll (2007 TV Mini-Series)

Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Michelle RyanRemove from list

5. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

| 79 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

6. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A more psychological telling of the Mary Shelley story has a different kind of monster...

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour

7. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

8. Carnival of Souls (1962)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

9. White Zombie (1932)

| 69 min | Horror 

A young man turns to a witch doctor to lure the woman he loves away from her fiance, but instead turns her into a zombie slave.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer

10. Cat People (1942)

|73 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

11. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

12. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

13. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

14. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

15. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

16. The Black Cat (1934)

65 min | Horror, Crime, Adventure

American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan- worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

17. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 112 min | Horror

Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

18. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Whilst on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

19. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

20. Freaks (1932)

Unrated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

21. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

22. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

23. Yellowbrickroad (2010)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.

Directors: Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton | Stars: Cassidy Freeman, Anessa Ramsey, Clark Freeman, Lee Wilkof

24. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

25. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

26. The Stand (1994 TV Mini-Series)

Unrated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

27. It (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the same clown again.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

28. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

29. The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.

Stars: Bette Davis, David Ackroyd, Rosanna Arquette, Rene Auberjonois

30. The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, Freda Jackson

31. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Unrated | 2h 13min | Crime| 24 December 1964 (USA)

An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

32. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975)

TV-14 | 1h 36min | Drama, History, Mystery |
A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

33. Death Proof (2007)

R | 113 min | Thriller

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

34. It Follows (2014)|

R | 1h 40min | Horror, Mystery | 27 March 2015 (USA)
A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

35. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

ich seh ich seh (original title)| R |1h 39min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 11 September 2015 (USA)
Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

36. The Haunting (1963)

1h 52min | Fantasy, Horror | 25 August 1963 (Japan)
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

37. The Entity (1982)

R | 2h 5min | Biography, Drama, Horror | 1983 (USA)
Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

38. The Fog (1980)

R | 1 h 29min | Fantasy, Horror | 8 February 1980 (USA)
Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.

39. The Company of Wolves

A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window.

40. Demon Seed

|1h 34min| Horror, Sci-Fi | 30 September 1977 (West Germany)
A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

41. Psycho Beach Party

Unrated |1h 35min|Comedy, Horror, Mystery|September 2001 (USA)

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Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego Ann Bowman, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out in which during that time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, B-horror film actress Bettina Barnes, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet's own mother.

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