People celebrate the magical holiday of Halloween in a wide variety of ways, but most will, at some point, turn off the lights and allow a movie to take the excitement to the next level. Pumpkin Cinema recommends over 100 titles that are guaranteed to make your Halloween fun and frightening! Halloween only comes once a year, so you can’t afford to waste precious thrill time on a lousy movie! However, a great horror movie doesn’t necessarily translate into a great Halloween flick, and Pumpkin Cinema uses a simple set of guidelines to help you avoid the “boo!” blues: the films included here are fast paced, have essences of autumn (if they aren’t set on Halloween itself!), and have a trim run time (under two hours). Avoiding the mean-spirited and cruel movies more typical of horror offerings, Pumpkin Cinema also includes Halloween treats from multiple genres, in addition to horror: comedy, animation, science fiction, silent era, and foreign films, all ranging in popularity from blockbusters to the obscure. The films included are, above all, fun to watch and share with others! In addition to descriptive film reviews, you’ll also find plenty of quirky trivia, various top 5 lists, and a special chapter devoted to the greatest Halloween television episodes of all time.

Editorial Reviews


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As horror fans most of us watch horror movies all year round; I even have specific ones for Christmas, Easter and other non-horror holidays. But there is a difference between the horror movie and the Halloween season horror movie. They have a different tone to them and are often littered with Halloween imagery and traditions. Pumpkin Cinema is the best guide you can find for these exact kind of films. The author, Nathan Tolle, is not only a big fan of horror but clearly Tolle s heart is filled with the Halloween spirit. The guide features movies, TV specials and several pages of Top 5 lists in case you are looking for something more specific. Each movie and TV special comes with a brief review and often a fun anecdote from Tolle s life to give you an insight on his love for the holiday. –Jess Hicks, bloodydisgusting.com

Overall, Tolle has compiled a variety of movies and shorts that will be perfect for any age group and any time you need something to watch with friends. He clearly presents why he picked the movies he did and what criteria he used, which is a huge plus when creating a list like this. Is his list perfect? Probably not, but to be fair it is really good. I m sure you have your movies you d add to the list and some you d take away. The nice thing is that there are also some you ve probably never heard of, let alone seen. So if you have a Halloween aficionado in your group of friends (or if that s you), check out Pumpkin Cinema: The Best Movies for Halloween, you won t be disappointed. –Adam Adair, project-nerd.com

About the Author

Nathaniel Tolle graduated from Webster University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies. He now resides in Portland, Oregon, where he writes for the website Geek Legacy and makes short films.

Product details

  • Publisher : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1st edition (August 28, 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0764347233
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0764347238
  • Item Weight : 1.95 pounds
  • Dimensions : 7.1 x 0.9 x 10 inches

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