Spooky season / horror movies for a tough crowd

Post date: 2020-10-20 04:58:06
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As Halloween approaches I'm looking for some "scary" movies to watch with my family. Looking for suggestions of the best (or "worst" best) movies that will entertain the family and broaden our horizons, movie-wise. Ideally on Netflix, Prime, etc.

We are not ordinarily into horror and horror-themed movies, but exceptionally good / fun movies are appreciated. So far over the past few years we've watched a number of "scary" movies or they've already seen horror movies they liked.

Liked movies include The Shining, Evil Dead II, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Young Frankenstein, American Werewolf in London, Silence of the Lambs, Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, What we do in the Shadows, Alien, Gremlins, and Us.

Disliked or just so-so include Doctor Sleep, Mars Attacks, Rosemary's Baby. (Doctor Sleep was judged OK, but fared badly compared to The Shining and also gave my SO some nightmares...)

Common themes are movies with a lot of suspense but not a lot of gore (so light on slasher films and such, though the gore in Evil Dead was so over-the-top that it just got laughs), and something with some humor but apparently not slapstick humor so much. "Classic" horror films from the 30s/40s are probably a no because they move too slowly for the teens in the household.
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