A List Of Halloween Movies And Television Programs Everyone Will Enjoy!

The following a list of Halloween related movies and TV shows. I’m sure you will find something interesting to watch during the Halloween season. Or, if you are like me, you might find you enjoy them any time of the year! I will continue to add to it as time goes by.

Vintage Halloween Movie Classics

Frankenstein_DVDFrankenstein: What could be more essential than a good old classic monster movie for Halloween? I would start with the classic of classics, starring Boris Karloff, from 1931. I have all the old Frankenstein movies in my DVD movie collection.

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The Mummy: Although the newer Mummy movies are great, the original from 1932, was, and is still a classic. I will never forget the spine tingling scene where the archaeologist is sitting at the table going over his notes, and the Mummy comes to life!

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Dracula_DVDDracula: You can never go wrong watching the quintessential Dracula, Bela Lugosi in action. Produced in 1931, Lugosi still remains my favorite Dracula of all time!

I Rate This One:  5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Wolfman_DVDThe Wolfman: Lon Chaney Jr. does as superb job as the Wolfman, in this 1941 classic produced by Universal Studios. You can’t help feeling sympathy for his plight throughout this movie.

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Creature_DVDThe Creature From The Black Lagoon: This is one of my favorites. Produced in 1954, by Universal Studios, this movie stars Richard Carlson, as the Creature, and the beautiful Julie Adams, as the damsel in distress.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Phantom_Blu-Ray_DVDThe Phantom Of The Opera: The one and only in my opinion. This is the best! The newer releases, as well as the Broadway musical are wonderful as well. This silent classic, produced in 1925, by Universal Studios, starring Lon Chaney, is however, my favorite!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Halloween_1978Halloween: The original, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, in her debut, is one of the best. I don’t normally go for the blood and gore slasher type movies, but this one is the exception. Produced by John Carpenter, in 1978, I can still remember going to see this one at the local multiplex. It is simply a must-watch seasonal classic!

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Haunting_DVDThe Haunting: I never much cared for the 1999 remake. This original from 1963, blows that one completely out of the water. It is scary for what you don’t see. Starring Julie Harris and Claire Bloom. Do yourself a favor. Pop some popcorn and curl up with a blanket for this one!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Old_Dark_House_DVDThe Old Dark House: This one is another great one starring Boris Karloff, along with the great Gloria Stuart. A Universal Studios Production, from 1932, directed by the late, great James Whale. A great haunted house tale that you are sure to enjoy!

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Houdini starring Tony CurtisHoudini: Though not a classic monster or horror film, This movie made by Paramount Pictures, in 1953, starring the parents of Jamie Lee Curtis, of Halloween fame, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, remains a huge favorite of mine. I especially love the straitjacket escape scene because there are all kinds of vintage Halloween decorations for the eyes to behold! Give this fun movie a view!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

Zombie Movies

Night_Of_Living_Dead_DVDNight Of The Living Dead: The classic zombie movie that set the standard for all others. George Romero’s shoestring budget masterpiece from 1968 is still a cult classic. I didn’t see it myself until the 1980’s, and it scared the crap out of me! “They’re coming to get you, Barbara!”

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Dawn_Of_The_Dead_DVDDawn Of The Dead: George Romero’s 1978 followup is one of the best in my opinion. Zombies are quite at home in a shopping mall. Aren’t we all?

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White_Zombie_DVDWhite Zombie: This Universal Studios classic starring Bela Lugosi, from 1932, still has its place today among the greats. This is a vintage creepy movie if there ever was one!

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

Plague_Of_Zombies_DVDThe Plague Of The Zombies: A great zombie flick from the House of Hammer, this one still gives me chills. Produced in 1966. Black magic is used to create an army of zombie miners by a greedy local squire.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

I_Walked_With_A_Zombie_DVDI Walked With A Zombie: This 1943 motion picture is one of  producer Val Lewton’s classics. Set in the tropical West Indies, voodoo abounds, and trouble ensues.

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Let_Sleeping_Corpses_Lie_DVDLet Sleeping Corpses Lie: This great movie from 2007 centers around two traveling companions that end up in a town overrun by the living dead. These zombies are happy to munch on anyone that crosses their path.

I Rate This One: 3Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Ghost_Breakers_DVDThe Ghost Breakers: This is fun romp through a haunted castle on an island filled with the living dead. It features zombies  and other ghoulies. Produced by Universal Studios, in 1940. Starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

King_Zombies_DVDKing Of The Zombies: This oldie, but goody takes place on a plane destined for the Bahamas, that somehow gets off course. The people on the plane end up surrounded by zombies. This Poverty Row flick from 1941 is great fun!

I Rate This One: 3Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Zombies_Of_Stratosphere_DVDZombies Of The Stratosphere: This one is a 12-episode serial from 1952. Zombies convince a scientist  to make a hydrogen bomb capable of blowing Earth out of its orbit. Typical of films from the atom bomb scare period in history. This one is great fun! I don’t know about you, but I have always enjoyed a great serial from bygone times.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

Night_Of_Ghouls_DVDNight Of The Ghouls: This great schlock film is Ed Wood’s sequel to Bride of the Monster. Produced in 1959, this movie is a fun B-movie romp if you are looking for a few-or more than a few chuckles. Pop some popcorn for this one, you’re going to need it!

I Rate This One: 2Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Last_Man_On_Earth_DVDThe Last Man On Earth: This great movie based  on Richard Matheson’s novel, “I Am Legend”. Produced in 1964, it features Vincent Price as a man trying to survive the after effects of a worldwide pandemic that turns people into zombies. I loved the book, and really enjoy Price’s portrayal of the survivor. This was remade in 2007 under the original book title (see below).

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

I_Am_Legend_DVDI Am Legend: This movie, based on Richard Matheson’s book of the same title starred Will Smith in the title role which was previously played by Vincent Price (see above). Great movie. I really enjoyed watching it.

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Zombies_Of_Mora_Tau_DVDThe Zombies Of Mora Tau: I really love this movie! The first time I saw it, I think I was around 10 or 11 years old. I have always been a lover of sunken treasure and ships. This movie, made in 1957, is about zombies that guard a sunken treasure and protect it from greedy salvage crews.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

Vampire Movies

Nosferatu_DVDNosferatu: This silent film from 1922 is without a doubt one of the creepiest vampire movies ever made! I cannot recommend this one enough. You owe it to yourself to watch this one if you haven’t seen it yet. If you have-watch it again!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Dracula_POD_DVDDracula, Prince Of Darkness: From the house of Hammer, and starring Christopher Lee is in a class by itself. Produced in 1966, it remains one of my personal favorites.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

Blacula_DVDBlacula: From 1972, comes the first vampire brother! I love this film  from the campy afro hair styles to the platform shoes! This one certainly has its place in cultural cinema! A must-see.

I Rate This One: 3Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

Count_Yorga_DVDCount Yorga, Vampire: I still remember going to the drive-in movies with my older brother to watch this one 40+ years ago. Great movie for its day! Produced by American International Pictures in 1970.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Mark_Of_Vampire_DVDMark Of The Vampire: This is a great old flick from 1935, starring Bela Lugosi and Lionel Barrymore. This one is a gem, and one you don’t see very often.

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House_Of_Dracula_DVDHouse Of Dracula: This film produced by Universal Studios in 1945, stars the late, great John Carradine as the count. I personally loved John in this role. But then again, I am a huge John Carradine fan.

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Draculas_Daughter_DVDDracula’s Daughter: Produced in 1936, by Universal Studios, I find this to be one of the best Dracula sequels ever. Starring Gloria Holden as the vampire. It is definitely worth a watch.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

House_Of_Dark_Shadows_Blu-RayHouse Of Dark Shadows: Produced in 1970, this is without a doubt the best Dark Shadows movie ever made. I remember wanting to go with my brother to see it at the movies. He had a date that night, and I guess three would have been a crowd. I finally got to see it several years later. I personally own this one, as well as all the other Dark Shadows offerings.

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

House_Of_Frankenstein_DVDHouse Of Frankenstein: This great movie from Universal Studios, 1944, also stars John Carradine in the role of Count Dracula. A great movie in my opinion.

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Salems_Lot_DVDSalem’s Lot: This film, based on Stephen King’s book by the same title is fabulous. Scary from start to finish. This was actually this first book by King that I had ever read. The film, made in 1979, is pretty true to the book.

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Son_Of_Dracula_DVDSon Of Dracula: This film, produced in 1943, by Universal Studios, stars Lon Chaney Jr.,as Count Alucard. Set in the cypress swamps of the South, I find this lends a creepy atmosphere to the movie. Though Lon’s portrayal of the Wolfman is my favorite, this is still quite good.

I Rate This One: 3Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Brides_Of_Dracula_DVDThe Brides Of Dracula: From Hammer, this 1960 classic is one of the best. The movie stars Peter Cushing. This one is worth viewing.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

Vintage Science Fiction Movies Perfect For Halloween Viewing

The_Thing_DVDThe Thing From Another World: This is a great movie from 1951. I remember it was used in scenes from the movie Halloween, as the kids were watching TV. It starred James Arness, from Gunsmoke fame, as the alien. This is another creepy one based around what you can’t really see, at least until the end.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

I_Married_A_Monster_DVDI Married A Monster From Outer Space: Although the name may seem cheesy at first glance, this is really quite a good old sci-fi movie from 1958. A woman finds out that her husband isn’t quite what he seems to be.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

It-Came_From_OS_DVDIt Came From Outer Space: Another great flick from the atomic era. Produced in 1953, this one is Cold War paranoia at its finest! I feel most of these 1950’s science fiction movies were some of the best ever produced!

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Invasion_Body_Snatchers_DVDInvasion Of The Body Snatchers: I feel this was one of the best of its kind. And not because it was produced in 1956, the year I was born either. Creepy from start to finish, people are being replaced by their alien likenesses as the creatures hatch out of pods. Watch this one-you won’t regret it!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

This_Island_Earth_DVDThis Island Earth: This is a great old movie. Produced in 1955, it showcases what future technology might hold. Just beware of the Metaluna Mutant! Gasp!

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Day_Earth_Stood_Still_DVDThe Day The Earth Stood Still: A classic of classics! This movie from 1951, is one of the oldest science fiction movies. It is also without a doubt, one of the best! It is about an alien named Klatu, played by the great Michael Rennie, coming in peace to earth to ask them to change their destructive ways. He has his robot body guard Gort, along for the ride.

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Metropolis_DVDMetropolis: In my opinion, one of the best movies of the silent era. Produced in 1926, and starring Brigitte Helm, as the lovely Maria, and the robot, “Hel”.

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Alien_DVDAlien: This classic from 1979, changed the way we looked at alien movies forever. It is without a doubt one of the scariest science fiction movies ever made!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

Halloween Related Television Programs

Addams_Family_DVDThe Addams Family: This delightful series ran on television from September 18, 1964 – September 2, 1966. It  was about a kooky, spooky family with characters named Gomez, his wife Morticia, Lurch the butler, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and the kids Wednesday & Pugsly.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Munsters_DVDThe Munsters: My favorite as a kid, I can still remember watching the first episode at my best friend’s house. The series ran from September 24, 1964 to May 12, 1966. It featured the lovable Munster family Herman, his wife Lily, Grandpa, Eddie the only child, and their niece Marilyn. I wanted these people for neighbors when I was a kid. I’ll let you in on a secret-I still do!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Twilight_Zone_DVDThe Twilight Zone: This excellent series, featuring Rod Serling was on the air from 1959 to 1964. This was, and still is one of my all-time favorites. There are many creepy things to be found in this series.

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Thriller_DVDThriller: Hosted by Boris Karloff, this series features many creepy episodes for your viewing pleasure. It remains to this day, one of my favorite series.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

Outer_Limits_DVDThe Outer Limits: This stellarscience fiction series was on the air from 1963 to 1965. The Control Voice intro remains a favorite of mine. It scared the holy heck out of me when I was a little girl. Please, dear God, don’t adjust your television set!

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Kolchak_DVDKolchak, The Night Stalker: This was a fabulous series starring Darren McGavin, as a newspaper reporter who investigated mysterious happenings such as vampires. It ran during the 1974 to 1975 season. I love to this day!

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Vampire_Diaries_DVDVampire Diaries: A fairly new foray into the world of vampires, this series began in 2009, and is still going strong. The story centers around Damon and Stefan Salvatore, two vampire brothers competing for the love of the same girl. Great show!

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

True_Blood_DVDTrue Blood: This HBO TV series is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels, by Charlaine Harris. Vampires, witches and werewolves abound in this great offing that debuted in 2008.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Great_Pumpkin_DVDIt’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: A true Halloween classic for kids of all ages. Yes, that includes me. This much loved seasonal favorite debuted on television in 1966. I had the pleasure of seeing it the first time it aired!

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American_Horror_Story_DVDAmerican Horror Story: This series hasn’t been on the scene too long, but I have heard nothing but praise for it. It debuted on October 5, 2011. It is an anthology series, with each season centering around a particular story. The first season centers around a family that moves into an old restored mansion, unaware it is haunted by the prior occupants.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Goosebumps_DVDGoosebumps: This anthology series is based on the series of children’s novels by R.L. Stine. It ran from October 27, 1995 to November 16, 1998. Great fun!

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Tales_From_Crypt_DVDTales From The Crypt: This is one of my favorite series which aired on HBO from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996. It is based on the stories from the comics by the same name published by EC Comics in the 1950’s. The intro is one of my all-time favorites featuring the Crypt Keeper.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Tales_Of_Tomorrow_DVDTales Of Tomorrow: This was an American science fiction anthology series that ran from August 3, 1951 to June 12, 1953. A little before my time I’m afraid. It featured such stories as Frankenstein. The shows were performed live in front of a studio audience.

I Rate This One: 3Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Veil_DVDThe Veil: This series, hosted by Boris Karloff, preceded Thriller, and was never aired. Some creepy episodes were made, and it is, thankfully available on DVD. It was produced in 1958.

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Supernatural_DVDSupernatural: This series premiered in 2005, and is still being aired. The story surrounds two brothers that hunt down demons, ghosts, and supernatural entities. Great series, and I’m glad it is still going strong!

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One_Step_Beyond_DVDOne Step Beyond: This creepy series ran from January 20, 1959, until July 4, 1961. It was hosted by John Newland, “your guide to the supernatural”. Great old series. Check it out!

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Buffy_Vampire_Slayer_DVDBuffy The Vampire Slayer: This popular series had a long run, from March 10, 1997, until May 20, 2003.  The title name says it all. Buffy was out to do in vampires and other forces of darkness!

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American_Gothic_DVDAmerican Gothic: This short lived series was only on the air for one season, September 22, 1995 to July 11, 1996. It takes place in a small southern down with a corrupt sheriff possessed by supernatural powers.

I Rate This One: 3Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

Dark_Shadows_DVDDark Shadows: Absolutely one of my all-time favorites! This was the best soap opera on TV. Most of the story centered around the vampire, Barnabas Collins. I was one of those kids that ran home from school to watch this! Very fond memories.

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Eerie_Indiana_DVDEerie, Indiana: This was a great series that my then pre-teen son and I enjoyed on Sunday evenings. It centered around a teenage boy named  Marshall Teller. He and his parents move to the town of Eerie. He and his new found friend, Simon Holmes, try to solve a variety of bizarre mysteries around town. It originally aired from 1991 to 1992.

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Masters_Of_Horror_DVDMasters Of  Horror: This anthology series ran from October 28, 2005 to February 2, 2007, on Showtime. It featured one hour programs written by some of the masters of horror. Contributors included John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Guillermo Del Toro, and many more.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Tales_From_Darkside_DVDTales From The Darkside: This creepy horror anthology series aired from September 30, 1984 through July 24, 1988. It was similar to shows like the Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt. Each short story featured ended with a plot twist. Stephen King was one of the writers that contributed to this series.

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Amazing_Stories_DVDAmazing Stories: This science fiction, horror anthology series was created by Steven Spielberg and aired between 1985 and 1987. This series won 5 Emmy Awards. Great series!

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Afraid_Of_Dark_DVDAre You Afraid Of The Dark?: This was another great, scary series I used to enjoy watching with my son. We enjoyed some quality time with this one.  It aired from October 31, 1990 to June 11, 2000. This was a way cool series where a group of kids that called themselves The Midnight Society would gather around a campfire and tell stories.

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

Night_Gallery_DVDNight Gallery: This Rod Serling anthology series was excellent. It isn’t the  Twilight Zone, but it still holds its own. Original air date was 1970 to 1973. Not to be missed if you are a Rod Serling fan like I am.

I Rate This One: 4Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 

 

 

 

Hammer_House_Of_Horror_DVDHammer House Of Horror: This was a British television series produced in 1980. If you are a Hammer movie fan and haven’t seen any of these, I urge you to do so.

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Walking_Dead_DVDThe Walking Dead: This is without a doubt a kick butt series. If you love anything and everything to do with zombies, like I do, then you MUST see this one. I have to tell you I am hooked. They would have to invent a 12-step program to get me off this one. That is how good it is!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

 

 Miscellaneous DVD’s

3-D_Pumpkin_Carving_DVD Ray Villafane’s 3-D Pumpkin Carving Tutorials

This is a 2-DVD set that shows you how to carve pumpkins like Ray Villafane. Everyone from beginner to expert will benefit from the lessons on these DVD’s. There are four complete pumpkin carving tutorials from start to finish. Ray shows you how to use the tool set available here. A bonus tutorial is also included!

I Rate This One: 5Thumbs-Up-Ratings

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