Among the many unique Internet resources for horror fans, the best just might be blog correspondent Pete Harrison. Pete’s got an encyclopedic knowledge of horror, whether it’s films, books, comics, classic short stories, or even vintage radio broadcasts. The guy’s priceless.
Pete regularly swaps tips online about the best movies to watch — including fright flicks that are older or more obscure. So he’s the ideal candidate for suggestions about Halloween viewing. I asked Pete to name ten great fright flicks for October, and the list below is what he recommends.
I love that he’s included 1973’s made-for-tv movie, “A Cold Night’s Death.” You’ve probably never heard of it. But I know it. It was one of the features that my “movie uncle,” Uncle John, screened for me back in the pre-Internet days of VHS — when hard-to-find thinking-man’s horror films were even harder to find. It’ll get under your skin. If it’s any indication of quality of the rest of the films that Pete has listed here, then this is advice for some damned fun late-night viewing.
From Pete Harrison:
Per your request, SIR!!!!! There’s a million more!
TEN HORROR MOVIES I DEARLY LOVE, NO PARTICULAR ORDER!
1) JOHN CARPENTER’S “PRINCE OF DARKNESS” (ALL TIME CLASSIC!)
2) “RITUALS” (HAL HOLBROOK)
3) STEPHEN KING’S “THE NIGHT FLIER” (WAY BETTER THAN ANYONE THINKS)
4) “SHOCK WAVES” (NAZI ZOMBIES! PETER CUSHING!)
5) “A COLD NIGHT’S DEATH” (1973 TELEFILM)
6) “THE INNOCENTS” (OOZES WITH GOTHIC DREAD)
7) “THE SENTINEL” (1977)
8) “NIGHT GALLERY” (1969 TV PILOT- PORTIFOY? PORTIFOY!!!!!!!!!!)
9) “DEAD AND BURIED” (HELLUVA TWIST ENDING!)
10) “THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA” (SPIES, VAMPIRE BRIDES, PLAGUE, KITCHEN SINK!!!!!!)