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Halloween 2010: The Final CUT!

After some painstaking consideration (well, about half an hour and some Cradle Of Filth on iTunes), I’ve decided upon this year’s titles for the Halloween movie weekender (although seeing as I’m working on the Saturday, it’s not a full two days. What a load of old chuff….). I decided on making Saturday night a mash-up of the (original) Romero ‘Dead’ trilogy, a gory and infamous ‘Video Nasty’, alongside the honorific classic. As for Sunday, we begin with some creepy oldies to gently break the day in, before finishing full-on with two truly terrifying and legendary efforts.

SATURDAY NIGHT

The GEORGE A. ROMERO triple-header:

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

Dawn Of The Dead [139min Extended Cut] (1978)

Day Of The Dead (1985)

The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1981)

Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)

SUNDAY

Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)

Dracula Prince Of Darkness (Terence Fisher, 1966)

Dead Of Night (Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, 1945)

In The Mouth Of Madness (John Carpenter, 1995)

A Nightmare On Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)

Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)

Let The Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)

Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)

The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)

I had also considered both Guillermo Del Torro’s marvellous ‘The Devil’s Backbone‘ and Tobe Hopper’s genre-defining ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘. Depending on how Sunday finds itself with running times, they may still get a look-in.

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October 23, 2010 - Posted by | Film

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