One of my favorite parts of preparing for a proper Halloween is watching scary movies, from the early Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff films to the most recent flicks new on DVD or in the theaters. So, my question to you is this: what is your favorite Halloween film?
What is your favorite film to watch at Halloween? (Or, if you don't watch films at Halloween, which film would you recommend to others who do?)
And now, in honor of Halloween month, I will pick up where I left off yesterday with some macabre verse:
...I was old when the pharaohs first mounted
The jewel-decked throne by the Nile;
I was old in those epochs uncounted
When I, and I only, was vile;
And Man, yet untainted and happy, dwelt in bliss on the far Arctic isle.
Oh, great was the sin of my spirit,
And great is the reach of its doom;
Not the pity of Heaven can cheer it,
Nor can respite be found in the tomb:
Down the infinite aeons come beating the wings of unmerciful gloom.
Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber,
Past the wan-mooned abysses of night,
I have lived o'er my lives without number,
I have sounded all things with my sight;
And I struggle and shriek ere the daybreak, being driven to madness with fright.
from "Nemesis" by H.P. Lovecraft