Halloween Movies


The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Sci-fi/thriller about an irritated dinosaur trashing Manhattan after being awakened by nuclear tests. Monster movie fans should get kicks from the classic claymation effects, though some will find its 1950s earnestness hokey.
Starring: Paul Christian, Paula Raymond
Director: Eugene Lourie
Rating: NR

The Blob - Criterion Collection (1958)
Classic sci-fi/horror B-movie about a gelatinous threat from outer space. This was a rollicking treat for teen drive-in dates in the '50s. Still holds pleasure for fans of campy horror.
Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corseaut
Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Rating: NR

Creature From the Black Lagoon  (1954)
A favorite classic, much-imitated sci-fi/horror date movie was a hit with 1950s audiences. Classic sci-fi buffs and fans of camp find plenty of entertainment here. The sequels aren't to bad either!
Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams
Director: Jack Arnold
Rating: G

Dracula (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection)  (1931)
Classic tale of a Transylvanian vampire who searches for blood in this genre-creating horror classic. This movie set the tone for all future vampire films. Film history buffs and those who love vampires will enjoy it.
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler
Director: Tod Browning
Rating: NR

Forbidden Planet (1956)
This 1956 adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest is one of the best, most influential science fiction movies ever made. Walter Pidgeon is the Prospero figure, presiding over a paradisiacal world with his lovely young daughter and their servile droid. When the crew of a spaceship lands on the planet, they become aware of a sinister invisible force that threatens to destroy them.
Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Rating: G

Frankenstein (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection) (1931)
Timeless tragedy about mad scientist creating murderous-yet-childlike creature. This founding example of the monster movie still fascinates horror fans, film history buffs with its still-chilling suspense, sterling performances.
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive
Director: James Whale
Rating: NR

The Bride of Frankenstein (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection) (1935)
Dark, witty sequel about mad doctor creating a mate for his monster. This favorite of critics is still capable of providing heart-thumping jolts for fans of classic horror.
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive
Director: James Whale
Rating: NR

The Fly Collection (The Fly / Return Of The Fly / The Curse Of The Fly)
All the classic sci-fi series in one set! The tale about a scientist swapping genes with a fly begins slowly, but builds to memorably chilling, absurd finale. (Help me! Help me!!) A must-see for genre fans.
Starring: Vincent Price, David Hedison
Director: Kurt Neumann

Rating: NR

The Invisible Man (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection) (1933)
Intriguing tale of unstable chemist whose invisibility formula makes him both insane and unseen. Macabre humor, remarkable special effects for the time make this fascinating entertainment for classic horror fans.
Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart
Director: James Whale
Rating: NR

King Kong (1933)
Classic horror thriller about a very large, monstrous ape running amok after being brought to New York City. Though somewhat dated, its groundbreaking effects, still-powerful beauty-and-the-beast drama are considered required viewing for genre fans, cinema buffs.
Starring: Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot
Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Rating: NR

The Mummy (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection) (1932)
Reincarnated mummy stalks Egypt for modern bride in chilly horror classic. Masterful atmosphere, dominant Karloff performance add distinction to
this film.
Starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann
Director: Karl Freund
Rating: NR

Them! (1954)
Atomic test-created giant ant mutations run amok in 50s sci-fi classic. Classic horror/sci-fi enthusiasts will be drawn in by intelligent script, building tension, and acclaimed, though dated, special effects.
Starring: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn
Director: Gordon Douglas
Rating: NR

The Wolf Man (Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection) (1941)
After he's bitten by werewolf, young man transforms into vicious wolf man with every full moon. Chilling story and spectacular make-up effects
for the time provide a thrilling romp for classic horror buffs.
Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers
Director: George Waggner
Rating: NR

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