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The Stories Behind Three Classic Halloween Movies

zombieThe countdown to Halloween is on: seven weeks to go. What movies are the best to watch to get into the Halloween spirit? Horror films, of course! Some of the biggest are, of course, Halloween, The Exorcist, and George Romero’s zombie classic Night of the Living Dead, which became an instant classic:

It was produced for a mere $114,000 and has since grossed more than $30 million. Despite its popularity with audiences, critics didn’t much care for the film. When it premiered on October 1, 1968, Roger Ebert was upset that theater owners let kids in (there was no film rating system at the time). The New York Times said it was a “junk movie” and “really silly,” and other critics thought it was simply too gory. A few really loved it, though – Rex Reed said it was the epitome of a B movie turned into a classic.

Read more about these three films and why you’ll want to “resurrect” them for your Halloween entertainment at Neatorama’s Halloween blog. Link

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September 10th, 2012

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