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Top 10 Horror Movies For Halloween 2011

by  |  October 14th, 2011  |  Blog

Halloween… A great time of the year… If your like me then it is that one time of the year that you can justify picking up some great junk food and a whole ton of classic horror movies, and just enjoy a fun horror movie marathon!

With that said

, I thought that I would share with you guys a couple of great classic horror movies that I thought that you guys would enjoy… So here it is, my top 10 list of horror movies for Halloween:

At number 10: Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986):

This movie is great 80’s camp about a woman (played by Anna Chappell) who after being released from a Mental Asylum, goes home to her rustic out of the way Motel, to help raise her daughter and to run the Motel… That is till her daughter’s pet Rabit drives her nuts!

Now this is just classic campy good fun, and you could almost say that this movie is sort of the reverse of Psycho, with the mother having killed the child and have gone insane while still running the Motel!

For more information on this movie, please enjoy this trailer for the movie, Mountain Top Motel Massacre (1986):

At number 9 we got: Slumber Party Massacre (1982):

Again this is another movie that is just an awesome, cheesy, campy good time about a group of high school girls that get together for a slumber party, not realizing that there is an escaped psychopath (Played by: Michael Villella) that is ready to take them all out… And not on a date!

Now I have to admit that it is a little hard to recommend a singular Slumber Party Massacre movie, (there are three that I know of, and supposedly a fourth one floating about some where). But I thought that I would recommend this one because A: Because in my opinion this movie is the best of the series, and B: for you Cormanites out there, it is a truly classic Roger Corman production!

For more information on this movie, please enjoy this trailer for the movie, Slumber Party Massacre (1982):

At number 8 we got the classic: Sleepaway Camp (1983):

Now this one is kind of trippy cool and I will tell you why. Now I could recommend just about any of the Sleepaway Camp movies to you, because almost all of them in my opinion are great, but this one I think is the best, because despite the fact that this movie really does start the series off right, it also has an ending you would never expect, and for you guys out there, it should be a sure fire way to scare your girl in to your arms!

For more information on this movie, please enjoy the trailer for Sleepaway Camp (1983):

At number 7 we got: Puppet Master (1989):

Now I myself have seen most of this series but had not seen the first one till recently and I gotta say that I am actually pretty impressed with this movie and I do feel that this movie does deserve to be recommended in my top 10 list here… Not particularly scary, but it is a campy, bloody, fun time if your with some one or just by yourself…

With that said, for more information on this movie, please enjoy this trailer for the movie, Puppet Master (1989):

At number 6: The Hills Have Eyes (1977):

Now up til I ended up buying both the original version series and the remake version series, I actually did not know much of Wes Craven’s work before he did, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984). I gotta say that I was impressed with the story, of a family banding together to defend themselves against a group of canabalistic nomads that are living on a former nuclear testing site in the Nevada Desert. I also gotta say that I loved the synergy that the cast had playing a family and the power that they brought to these roles!

For more information on this movie, please enjoy the trailer for the movie, The Hills Have Eyes (1977):

At number 5 we got: Dr. Giggles (1992):

Now I first watched this movie when I was a kid, and this movie scared me quite a bit… (Not as much as some, but never the less…) Still this movie kind of stuck with me over the years… The reason being I think is that despite the movie being in your face, and having a great cast including, Glenn Quinn (Angel) and Larry Drake (Dark Man)… I do think that this movie has a great story line, and a premise that scared me way back when…

With that said folks, for more information on this movie, please enjoy the trailer for the movie, Dr. Giggles (1992):

At number 4 we got: Deranged: Confessions Of A Necrophile (1974):

Now this one is an interesting one. It is loosely based on a true story… But the reason that I am recommending this one in my top 10 list is because of the cast, which includes an incredible performance by Robert Blossom (Escape From Alcatraz) along with so many others!

Another thing that I like about this movie is the story line. I mean this movie has a great story that almost makes you wanna root for the bad guy (despite how much you will come to hate him in the end.) But you also end up rooting for both the victims and the survivors! I know that sounds complicated, and you will have to see the movie to understand what I am talking about. But it is a good one and one that is very well worth a viewing.

If your a fan of the works of Alan Ormsby (Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things) you should enjoy this one!

For more information on this movie, please check out my recommendation for the movie, Deranged: Confessions Of A Necrophile (1974)

At number 3 we got the classic: April Fool’s Day (1986):

Now this one is a personal favorite, It is but it isn’t a horror movie! with a great cast that includes Jay Baker (Shag), Amy Steel (Friday The 13th Part 2), Clayton Rohner (Caroline At Midnight) and Thomas F. Wilson (The Back To The Future movie series). This movie is an awesome, terrifying whodunit!

With that said folks, for more information on this movie, please enjoy the trailer for the movie, April Fool’s Day (1986):

At number 2 we got: The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1973):

Now way back when, there was a series of movies that was released by Hammer Films about the exploits of Count Dracula and Van Helsing. Now these movies often times starred Christopher Lee (The Wicker Man) as Count Dracula and Peter Cushing (Shock Waves) as Van Helsing. Now I personally did not discover these until my buddy and fellow ABMer Matthew Dowling had told me about them, and well I tried one of them out, and LOVED IT!

With that said, I have grown to enjoy all of the Christopher Lee/Peter Cushing/Hammer Dracula movies that I have seen to date, and I thought that I would recommend to you guys The Satanic Rites Of Dracula as that is the one that began my interest in the series as a whole!

With that said folks, for more information on this movie, please enjoy the trailer for the movie, The Satanic Rites Of Dracula (1973):

At number 1 we got: Halloween (1978):

Now this one might sound kind of cliche, being as I am recommending an obvious one like Halloween for a Halloween blog, but I kind of have to… I mean I love just about everything about this movie, including the cast, which includes, Jamie Lee Curtis (Terror Train), Nancy Kyes (Assault On Precinct 13), P.J. Soles (Carrie) and Donald Pleasence (Escape From New York), the direction by John Carpenter (Someone’s Watching Me!) to hell even the story about a baby sitter and her friends being terrorized by a maniac… Sheer Awesomeness!

I personally think that if this movie had any one different in it, rather it be some one from the cast or the director… This movie would not be as good as it is!

For more information on this movie, please enjoy the trailer for Halloween (1978):


With that said folks, enjoy, and have a Happy Halloween!

Nathan Strack


Nathan Strack is a Writer/Director/Filmmaker & Owner/Founder of: Hell In Space, Strack Web Design Service & Strack Store.

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