5 Monster Movies For Halloween
Halloween is less than a week away. And for those of you who are not on the east coast and bracing for a possible hurricane, I have a few suggestions for monster movies for the holiday.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
1) Frankenstein (1931)
If there is any monster that has become the icon of the Universal Monsters, it is Frankstein’s monster. This 1931 release is a classic among classics, as if Boris Karloff’s portrayal of the mad scientist’s creation.
2) King Kong (1933)
If you ask me, I say don’t even bother with the remakes. Just go out and rent the original. Or better yet, just buy the DVD.
3) Godzilla (1954)
If you can, get a hold of the original Japanese version. The story is a lot darker than the English version, and does not include the Raymond Burr scenes. What you get is an ominous story that is born of the atomic age just as much as the titular monster.
4) The Thing (1982)
This sci-fi horror by John Carpenter is a tale that is much closer to the original story, “Who Goes There?” than the 1950s sci-fi adventure. The isolated location helps to build the tension as we start to wonder who is human, and who is not.
5) Re-Animator (1985)
An over the top horror movie that bears little resemblance to the original H.P. Lovecraft story. The story of Herbet West, a doctor who seeks to return the dead to life is a perfect mix of horror and humor for a night of film frights.
Posted on October 26, 2012, in Lists, Media, Movies, Personal, The Fives and tagged Frankenstein, Godzilla, King Kong, lists, media, movies, personal, Re-Animator, the fives, the thing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.