‘Not to be missed’ horror films for Halloween

Box Office Leaders

Real Steel PG13 Futuristic one-ton robots fight in the bot boxing arena. w/Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo

Paranormal Activity 3 R Two young sisters encounter a sinister force haunting their home.

The Three Musketeers PG13 D’Artagnan joins the 3 Musketeers to fight the evil Richlieu. w/Logan Lerman

Footloose PG Young teen comes to small town to challenge their ban on loud music and dancing.

The Thing R A shape shifting creature threatens to kill the scientists who have discovered it.

The Ides of March R Presidential press sec’y gets caught up in a scandal during the primaries. w/Ryan Gosling

Dolphin Tale PG Scientists rally to save a dolphin, Winter, in this inspiring true story. w/Morgan Freeman

Moneyball PG13 Billy Beane is the competitive manager of the Oakland A’s signing players. w/Brad Pitt

50/50 R Best friends support each other when one is diagnosed with cancer. w/Seth Rogen

Courageous PG13 Four police officers find being fathers more difficult that protecting and serving.


Abduction, Blackthorn, The Debt, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Dream House, Drive, The Guard, The Hammer, The Help, Human Centipede 2, Jack the Ripper and Butterfinger the 13th, Johnny English Reborn, Killer Elite, Labios Rojos, The Lion King 3-D, Love Crime, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Margaret, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Midnight in Paris, The Mighty Macs, Mill and the Cross, My Afternoons with Margueritte, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Skin I Live In, The Smurfs, Snowmen, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Take Shelter, Trespass, Warrior, The Way, Weekend, What’s Your Number, Weekend, Zombie.

Opening October 28 in Theaters

Anonymous PG13 The authenticity of Shakespeare’s authorship is explored in this Elizabethan period piece.

In Time PG13 In this futuristic thriller, time stops at age 25 unless you can beg, borrow, or steal more years.

Puss in Boots PG Puss of Shrek fame teams with Humpty Dumpty and Kitty to steal the Golden Goose.

The Rum Diary R Johnny Depp is a journalist in Puerto Rico who must work for or against shady businessmen.

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New on DVD — October 25

Captain America: The First Avenger NR Young man becomes Captain America and battles Red Skull.

Attack the Block R From the makers of Shaun of the Dead, teen street gang battles ferocious aliens.

Winnie the Pooh G Pooh and his friends are sent by owl to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary foe.

TV Series on DVD

Barney Miller (complete series), Luther s2, Dennis the Menace s3, Robot Chicken s5, Wagon Train s4, Survivor s5 – Thailand, The Virginian s5, Tales of Wells Fargo s1/2

Film 101: Awesome ‘Not to Be Missed’ Horror Films

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari–1920






White Zombie–1932

Bride of Frankenstein–1935

The Curse of the Cat People–1944;

The Thing from Another World–1951


The Bad Seed–1956

Invasion of the Body Snatchers–1956

Curse of the Demon–1957

Horror of Dracula–1958

Black Sunday–1960

Eyes without a Face–1960

Peeping Tom–1960

The Pit and the Pendulum–1960


Village of the Damned–1960

The Innocents–1961

The Birds–1963

Black Sabbath–1963

The Haunting–1963

Blood and Black Lace–1964


The Devil Rides Out–1968

Night of the Living Dead–1968

Rosemary’s Baby–1968

The Witchfinder General–1968

The Abominable Dr. Phibes–1971

Twitch of the Death Nerve–1971

The Last House on the Left–1972

Don’t Look Now–1973

The Exorcist–1973

The Wicker Man–1973

Black Christmas–1974

Texas Chainsaw Massacre–1974

Deep Red–1975



The Omen–1976


Dawn of the Dead–1978



The Amityville Horror–1979

Nosferatu the Vampyer–1979


Zombie 2–1979

Cannibal Holocaust–1980

Friday the 13th–1980

The Shining–1980

An American Werewolf in London–1981

The Evil Dead–1981

The Howling–1981


The Thing–1982


A Nightmare on Elm Street–1984

Day of the Dead–1985

Fright Night–1985



The Fly–1986

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer–1986

Evil Dead II–1987


The Lost Boys–1987


Dead Ringers–1988

The Vanishing–1988

Jacob’s Ladder–1990


The Silence of the Lambs–1991

Dead Alive–1992

Army of Darkness–1993

Interview with the Vampire–1994


Event Horizon–1997


Blair Witch Project–1999

The Others–2001

28 Days Later–2002

The Ring–2002


Shaun of the Dead–2004

A Tale of Two Sisters–2004

The Descent–2006

The Orphanage–2007

Paranormal Activity–2007


Let the Right One In–2008



Rare films can be found at: www.facets.org and Kensington Video in San Diego.

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