Sunday, October 03, 2010

31 Things I Love About Halloween: Monster Movie Marathons



Almost as soon as I got a VHS player, I started having horror movie marathons this time of year. For a while, I was able to watch every horror movie in my collection, but my favorites were the Frankenstein films: Kenneth Branagh's, all the Universal ones (including House of Dracula and Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein), and Mad Monster Party.

Eventually though, my collection grew to the point where I was having to start the marathon in July just to get everything in, so now I have to pick and choose. I try to watch the two Addams Family movies every year, then a bunch of classics - some old ones from my collection and others that I've never seen before from Netflix. I also try to pick one series to go through. This year I did a mini-marathon of Charlie Chan's horror-related adventures (Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye were both in The Black Camel and there were multiple ones that featured spirits and seances), but my official, complete marathon for 2010 is Predator/Alien.

I'm curious, if you feel like sharing: What do you make sure to watch every Halloween in order to feel like you've properly celebrated?
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