Frightful Favorites for Halloween

Earlier this month we asked our followers on social media to tell us their favorite scary movie or Halloween-related film. Thank you to all who responded! We had quite a number of favorites submitted, but the top voted film by a large margin is…

Halloween (1978)

The second most popular is…

The Shining (1980)

Tied for third we have two less scary films, but both cult classics in their own way:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

We had a four-way tie for fourth place, with equal submissions for the following:

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Psycho (1960)

The Birds (1963)

And Suspiria (1977)

We don’t want to leave anyone’s favorite unlisted. The following titles all came in with one vote each:

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Alien (1979)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Cujo (1983)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)
Horror Hotel (1960 — aka The City of the Dead)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
It Comes at Night (2017)
Lady in White (1988)
Mr. Boogedy (1986, part of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color)
Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Poltergeist (1982)
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Race with the Devil (1975)
Salem’s Lot (1979 TV Movie)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949 animated short)
The Monster Squad (1987)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Zombieland (2009)

Happy Halloween to all of our members and patrons!

“It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” 
— Brackett, Halloween (1978)