Happy Halloweek!

In the past, to celebrate Halloween on the blog, I’ve done something called Horror Half-Week. Certain spooky themes were chosen each year, and I’d put up four reviews to match those themes — one a day, on the four days leading up to Halloween.

This year, I’m doing things a bit differently. Horror Half-Week becomes Halloweek: an entire week of thrillers and chillers! Over the next seven days, we’ll be talking witches, haunted houses, and deadly mysteries, with a film reviewed each day.

Before we get to the seven films I’ve selected for this year’s Halloween celebration, put on your favorite spooky playlist and let’s take a look at the films I’ve covered in previous years!

DREADFUL DOLLS

Attack of the Puppet People (1958) – An eccentric doll maker shrinks humans to turn them into living dolls.

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Attack of the Puppet People (Screen capture by TMP)

The Devil’s Hand (1961) – A man is visited in his dreams by a mysterious woman, and later finds himself drawn to an equally mysterious doll shop.

EERIE EXPERIMENTS

The Face of Marble (1946) – A doctor attempts to revive the dead using electric shock.

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(Image via wrongsideoftheart.com)

The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936) – A doctor rejected by the scientific community becomes obsessed with experimental brain transfers.

The Walking Dead (1936) – When a wrongfully convicted man is sentenced to death, a witness to the crime enlists the help of a doctor who knows how to revive the dead.

SILENT SPOOKS

The Cat and the Canary (1927) – Three cousins must stay in a spooky mansion in order to receive an inheritance from their wealthy, eccentric uncle.

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(Image via filmfanatic.org)

Geheimnisse einer Seele (1926) – A scientist with a fear of sharp objects begins having murderous nightmares.

SINISTER STRUCTURES

The Black Raven (1943) – During a storm, a group of strangers seek refuge at an inn plagued with secrets… and possibly murder!

Carnival of Souls (1962) – After surviving an accident, a woman finds herself drawn to a spooky, abandoned carnival pavilion.

Inferno (1980) – A woman finds an old book at an antique shop and begins to believe her apartment building may be harboring evil secrets.

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Inferno (Image via Paradox)

The Screaming Skull (1958) – A newlywed moves into her wealthy husband’s estate only to find it haunted by his previous wife.

The Sentinel (1977) – A model moves into a beautiful, old apartment and begins having strange experiences.

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(Image via clzimages.com)

TERRORIZED TOWNS

The Giant Behemoth (1959) – Cornwall comes under attack by radioactive sea creatures after atomic weapons tests.

Strangler of the Swamp (1946) – The spirit of a wrongly accused man sentenced to death returns to haunt the town that convicted him.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) – A small town in Arkansas is threatened by a hard-to-catch serial killer.

MACABRE MISCELLANY

The Clairvoyant (1934) – A man who makes his money faking premonitions begins predicting actual tragedies.

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(Image via horrorpedia.com)

Isle of the Dead (1945) – When a plague strikes the mainland, a group of strangers find themselves trapped on a cemetery island, which may be home to an evil, undead creature.

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(Image via Girl Meets Freak)

The Living Ghost (1942) – A former detective returns to sleuthing when a wealthy man goes missing, only to return acting very strangely.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Seven strangers find themselves stuck on a farm and fighting for their lives as zombies attack.

All titles are linked to TMP’s reviews if you’re interested in checking out any of these films to get you in the Halloween spirit. Stay tuned over the next seven days for more spooky goodness!

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2 thoughts on “Happy Halloweek!

  1. Oooooo, gotta love ‘The Devil’s Hand’…and of course, you can’t go wrong – cheesily speaking, of course – with ‘The Screaming Skull’! Did you watch anything on Halloween night? I watched the original ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’…very well-made, and quite creepy for 1956!

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