31 Films of Halloween

Oct 6, 2013 by

 

 

Thirty-one films to help get you in the mood for Samhain.

 

31 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

“It is going to get wet in here tonight. Lace your boots up kiddies.”

 

30 Wolf (1994)

“I’m just marking my territory, and you got in the way.”

 

29 Freaks (1932)

“We accept you!  One of us! Gooble Gobble!”

 

28 Audition (Ōdishon) (1999)

“Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!”

 

27 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

“We came here from a dying world. We drift through the universe, from planet to planet, pushed on by the solar winds. We adapt and we survive. The function of life is survival.”

 

26 Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) (2006)

“I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time.”

 

25 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

“To a new world of gods and monsters!”

 

24 The Thing (1982)

“I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!”

 

23 Don’t Look Now (1973)

“Christine is dead. She is dead! Dead! Dead! Dead! Dead! Dead!”

 

22 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

“You’re mine now, piggy.”

 

21 The Monster Squad (1987)

“Wolfman’s got nards!”

 

20 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

“Damn it. I am trying to fuck your best friend here. Give me a little cooperation please.”

 

19 The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

“BRAINS! Live brains!”

 

18 Jeepers Creepers (2001)

“You know the part in scary movies when somebody does something really stupid, and everybody hates them for it? This is it.”

 

17 Creature from the Black Lagoon(1954)

“There are many strange legends in the Amazon. Even I, Lucas, have heard the legend of a man-fish.”

 

16 At Night With No Curtains (2004)

(Shameless Plug) “The maid is not dead, but sleepeth”

 

15 Near Dark (1987)

“Hey, Jesse, remember that fire we started in Chicago?”

 

14 Halloween 2 (1981)

“In order to appease the gods, the Druid priests held fire rituals. Prisoners of war, criminals, the insane, animals… were… burned alive in baskets. By observing the way they died, the Druids believed they could see omens of the future. Two thousand years later, we’ve come no further. Samhain isn’t evil spirits. It isn’t goblins, ghosts or witches. It’s the unconscious mind. We’re all afraid of the dark inside ourselves.”

 

13 Zodiac (2007)

“I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest, because man is the most dangerous animal of all. To kill something is the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die, I will be reborn in paradise and all that I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or stop my collecting of slaves for my afterlife.”

 

12 House (1987)

“Damn! Come back from the grave and ran out of ammunition.”

 

11 The Devil’s Backbone (El espinazo del diablo) (2001)

“The devil’s backbone. Children who should never have been born.”

 

10 An American Werewolf in London (1981)

“A naked American man stole my balloons.”

 

9 Dawn of the Dead (1978)

“My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth.”

 

8 Session 9 (2001)

“They’d soak the nut-jobs in ice water, or they’d give ’em a lobotomy.”

 

7 Pumpkinhead (1988)

“You’re a fool, Ed Harley.”

 

6 Graveyard Shift (1990)

“I don’t mind telling you, this place is infested.”

 

5 The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

“Takes me for a nincompoop, that necrophile.”

 

4 Psycho (1960)

“It’s not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?”

 

3 The Shining (1980)

“I like you, Lloyd. I always liked you. You were always the best of them. Best goddamned bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter.”

 

2 The House of the Devil (2009)

“This one night changes everything for me”.

 

1 Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

“Eight jack-o-lanterns, eight victims. So we’re gonna place these jack-o-lanterns down by the lake as an offering to those who died.”

 

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