Kevin’s Halloween Netflix Playlist, 2013

Halloween is here, that magical time! Awww. I love it. I don’t know why. It’s just something about spookiness and scary movies and darkness that just makes me feel so happy on the inside. Is that weird?

Regardless, here are my top five Netflix pics for your Halloween marathon/partay/spookaville. BOO-ya. Get it? Boo-ya?

Side note: I meant to post this last week, but school has been crazy! I hope to get back on track next week. Thanks for sticking with me.

Check out last year’s picks here!

thefrightenersr1artpic11. The Frighteners (1996, R) Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson. Oh yeah. This movie is so fun, and it holds up really well, too. For the most part. The opening sequence is a bit cartoonish and over the top (the special effects are atrocious by today’s standards). But it gets better; just stick with it. This movie is a really underrated Halloween flick. It’s fun, spooky, and generally creepy!

The_Post-Modern_Prometheus_TXF2. The X-Files: The Post-Modern Prometheus (Season 5: Episode 5) There are enough spooky X-Files to last me a few years of Halloween/Netflix posts. Last year’s episode was one of my all-time favorites. “Post-Modern” isn’t too far behind. It also makes for a great pairing with Frankenstein.

Unknown3. Ghostbusters (1984, PG) I’ve seen it, you’ve seen it, we’ve all seen Ghostbusters. But, come on. Halloween is a great excuse to re-watch it. Some argue that one needs no excuse. Well, it’s a classic! It’s also a light hearted alternative to stupid, boob filled modern horror movies, or any horror movie for that matter.

zelda4. Pet Sematary (1989, R) File this one under “almost ruined me for life.” I was a child when I first saw it. Yeah, a kid. Who was watching me? Shame on them. Shaammme. Anyway, this movie is freaky-deaky. I haven’t actually watched it in sometime, but I saw Netflix put this up the other day; it’s on my list. If you’re looking for a generally really freaky older flick, look no further.

2-LMS-01045. Last Man Standing: Last Halloween Standing (Season 1: Episode 4) Megan and I have been really getting into this show. It’s super funny! I mean, you know, Tim Allen on ABC Family. How could you go wrong? Okay, some of the jokes are dumb, and the laugh tracks are super cheesy, but you know you want it. If you’re looking for a light-hearted “pick me up” after Pet Semetary, then put this episode on your Halloween Netflix playlist. There’s a fun, old-school Halloween cameo, and a Toy Story reference too!

That’s all for now. I hope you have a wonderfully spooky Halloween. Any suggestions to add? What’s your… favorite.. scary movie?


  1. The Ring. Mostly because it’s one of the only scary movies I’ve watched. It’s also set in Seattle and freaks me out because IT COULD HAPPEN FOR REAL. Also, you start to think the girl was abused and then you realize SHE’S THE DEMON. I had nighmares forever when I first watched it. Yeah. Because it could happen. *shudders*

  2. Kevin, My favorite Halloween movie is “Lady in White”, 1988 starring Lukas Haas, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond and Len Cariou. Its special effects are a bit antiquated, but it has some tense moments as well as some funny ones. And Kevin, it was filmed in Lyons, NY less than an hours drive from Rochester, and is loosely based on an urban legend from the Rochester area.

    It’s my favorite Halloween movie because my Aunt Sara and Aunt Tricia are in the movie. My Aunt Trisha had been a Roman Catholic nun for decades and she knew Carl Zollo the Art director. He called and asked her if she could gather together all the pieces for the old traditional Catholic nun habit, which most nuns were no longer wearing in 1986 when the movie was filmed. My Aunt was able to gather the pieces and she and my Aunt Sara drove them out to the location set in Lyons. Once there they were asked if they wanted to be in the film. My Aunts are the two nuns early on in the film in the sequence where the brothers are racing each other on their bikes. They force a class of catholic girls in uniform who are being escorted by two nuns off the sidewalk. Don’t blink or you’ll miss them, their part in the movie happens quite quickly. The Aunt who gives the look that stops the dog in his tracks is my Aunt Sara, the mother of 11 children. Mother’s all seem to know how to give that look.

    Happy Halloween, Mary

    1. Thanks for the tip, Mary. I’m going to try and find it! There aren’t too many movie rental places left any more, though I did see a Blockbuster on Monroe the other day.

      I’ll let you know if I can find it. Happy Halloween!

  3. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn! Ridiculous over the top gore and dismembered limbs coming back to life. Hilarious, campy and creepy all at once. Cabin in the Woods surprised me recently in the same way. The last one that really messed with me though was The Shrine. Looks really lame at first but gets really awesome later!

    1. Evil Dead 2 is on Netflix! I’ll have to check it out. I think I saw it when I was younger, but I don’t remember it much. I watched the first Evil Dead last year, I think. Classic.

      Cabin in the Woods surprised me too! I loved how creative they were with the “typical” horror plot. I’ve never heard of “The Shrine.” I’ll have to give it a look see.

      Happy Halloween!

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