15 Halloween/Horror films that should be at your local Wal-Mart/

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  1. JamesSmith

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    I wasn't very impressed with what I saw at Wal-Mart. Everything there is of the blood and guts variety. Let's see 15 Halloween/Horror tv movies that should be at our local Wal-Mart? 1) A Cold Nights Death (with Robert Culp) Great suspense film with a slow paced, nerve wracking conclusion. We can all see what's coming, but between the music and the pacing, we still cover our eyes at the final scenes. Today's film directors ought to learn from the less is more avenue here. The isolated setting, two actors, and a chip are all you need to make a scary, scary film. 2) A Howling in The Woods. Anything with Barbara Eden is great. 3) The Hound from Hell. Late seventies horror film starring Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards (both from Disney's Witch Mountain movies) that featured a devilish dog that slowly possessed a family (sans the father) who has to fight to free his loved ones from its influcence. 4). The Old Dark House (1963). Ok. this is a theatrical release, not a tv film, but I'm including it because it's the second filmed version, and its almost universally hated by the critics. But in a way, its a "family" horror film and scared the bejabbers out of me as a kid. But as an adult, I can appreciate the suspense and yet it had little bloodshed, no gore and still suprised me with its tension. It was included in a recent William Castle collection, but I would like it to be available individually. (5) Phase IV. Original Seventies version. Different ending for the time. (6). Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Original version. Now I know it's available at Warner Archives, but I wish it would it would be more available commercially. What ones would you add? James
     
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    i wonder what happened to the original salem's lot?
     
  3. Ockeghem

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    James, I would add several, but three that come immediately to mind (probably because I'm viewing a lot of films for the Official 12th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge (2011)) are Games, The Shuttered Room, and Wait Until Dark. I love all three films, and really need to see The Shuttered Room and Wait Until Dark again. Wait Until Dark (1967) chilled me to the bone when I saw it as a child.
     
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    Hi James, I almost forgot a screen classic The Spiral Staircase http://www.amazon.com/Spiral-Staircase-Dorothy-McGuire/dp/B000AM6OOE/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1319055658&sr=1-1 Scott my good friend you came up with some very good titles and Wait Until Dark once a play I believe is a great film! I always stop and watch it when it airs on TCM. I thought I would add these 3. The first movie Night Must Fall is a great 1930s movie and watch it if you get it at night! http://www.amazon.com/Night-Must-Remaster-Robert-Montgomery/dp/B004H0M336/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1319053299&sr=1-2 The movie Dragonwyck which I own has everything. The movie has the great Vincent Price and of course the lovely Gene Tierney http://www.amazon.com/Dragonwyck-Gene-Tierney/dp/B002C18LLU/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1319053387&sr=1-2 The next two of course from Dan Curtis cannot be beat. The first held in the ratings the number one spot for a Movie of the Week! http://www.amazon.com/Night-Stalker-Strangler-Double-Feature/dp/B00026L7OU/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1319053456&sr=1- I own the last double feature in VHS and hope for a blu ray version when the Dark Shadows movie comes out next may.
     
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    Bette Davis was in The Dark Secret of Harvest Home. I think it was a two-parter. What else? James
     
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    Hi James, Here are some more titiles and then i will get out of the picture pardon the pun. http://www.amazon.com/Classics-Collection-Hangover-Undying-Monster/dp/B000TLTCT0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1319132808&sr=8-4 http://www.amazon.com/Salems-Lot-David-Soul/dp/0790742829/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1319132899&sr=1-1 http://www.amazon.com/Stranger-MGM-Film-Noir/dp/B000PMFRVU/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1319133071&sr=1-1 http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Secret-Harvest-Home-VHS/dp/B00000F32F/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1319133119&sr=1-2
     

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