It’s that wonderful time of year again!
Grim mornings followed by bleak days that turn into even darker evenings. The year begins to retreat leaving only the shrivelled husks of its former youth. The veil grows thin and memories once faded come back…
There is simply no better time to embrace the lengthening shadows and watch a horror movie! What I am going to do is put up three separate posts listing 13 of my favourite ‘horror’ films on the build up to Halloween. The first will be vampire flicks, the second ghosts, and the third will be a mix of beasties and the like.
It wasn’t easy narrowing them down to 13, but even so, this is not meant to be a ‘Top 10 of the Best Movies’ kind of list. These are just some of the genre films that I particularly like for various reasons. They are not listed in order of preference (although “Near Dark” is pretty close a number one if ever there was one). This is not a challenge, by the way, although all of these films have influenced me on some level. If you want to make your own list of flicks then please go ahead and do so. Just throw a link in the comments section at the end of this post and I’ll have look.
Now, rather than give you a cover or photo I’ve included the trailers. For those of you counting, you’ll notice that I’ve added two videos for #4. This is just because I enjoyed both versions. The Swedish original was great and matched the book very well. However, the Hammer adaptation was also good enough for me… and since it is the ‘same’ story I’ve combined both.
Finally, those of you that prefer your vampires to sparkle… turn back now! You are already damned. For all the rest… sit back, grab a ‘pint’ or two, and sink your teeth into these! (I know… that sucked)…
I’ll get my coat…
“I hate ’em when they ain’t been shaved.”
“My mother did three things for me. One, she spared my life the day that I was born. Two, she paid for my upkeep on her knees and on her back. And three, she gave me the story I can never tell.”
Only Lover’s Left Alive
“I just feel like all the sand is at the bottom of the hour glass or something.”
Let Me In/Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in)
“Twelve years, eight months and nine days. What do you mean, ‘more or less’?”
Subspecies II: Bloodstone
“Forgive me brother! But the bloodstone is MINE!”
Interview with the Vampire
“Goodnight sweet prince, may flights of devils wing you to your rest.”
Shadow of the Vampire
“Why him, you monster? Why not the… script girl?” — “Oh. The script girl. I’ll eat her later.”
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
“—–nom nom nom—-“
“One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires.”
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
“There’ll be no morning for us.”
Nosferatu the Vampyre
“The absence of love is the most abject pain.”
“The house was a monument to evil sitting there all these years holding the essence of evil in its smoldering bones.”
“I don’t kill anyone, you know. Hoy-sung… He loved helping the hungry…”