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Your Alternative Halloween Viewing Guide: Hidden Horror Gems to Make Movie Night Frighteningly Fun

Your Alternative Halloween Viewing Guide: Hidden Horror Gems to Make Movie Night Frighteningly Fun
Every Halloween, when you want to check out a horror movie to get your heart racing, or a hilarious scary movie send-up to celebrate the holiday with laughs, everybody seems to cycle back to some of the same old classics.

While the slasher movies we've all come to know and love are classics for a reason (see: Halloween, I Know What You Did Last Summer or Scream), it’s fun to dive a little deeper into the realm of obscure horror, where some of the truly great fright flicks hide in the shadows.

Check out Et’s suggestions for some of the great lesser-known gems of spooky cinema with this year's alternative Halloween viewing guide:

Vampire Movies

Typical Fare: Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Lost Boys, From Dusk Till Dawn

Alternative Option: Let the Right One In

This thoughtful Swedish horror tale, directed by Tomas Alfredson, is an entirely unique take on the well-trod territory of vampire
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31 Horror Films To Watch This October

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It’s hard to believe that movies like The Tingler (1959), Blood Feast (1963) and Suspiria (1977) didn’t get a late-October release, but at the time Halloween was seen as a lull period between summer and Christmas. All of that changed when, on 31 October 1978, John Carpenter’s Halloween had its Us premiere.

Not only had no previous picture made use of the title, but enterprising filmmakers had failed to seize upon the season for a gimmick release strategy. Originally conceived as The Babysitter Murders, Halloween owes some of its success to producer Irwin Yablans, who set out to do just that.

Set in Haddonfield, one of those Illinois towns where the cars bear California plates and palm trees are visible in the background, Carpenter’s movie uses the date as an excuse for lots of horror movie atmospherics, most of which hadn’t been seen in a while. The closest
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