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Movie Recommendations for Halloween

VampireOne of the things that’s often fun to do in the days leading up to Halloween is watching appropriately “spooky” movies. Not everyone enjoys the same level of horror or scares, so “spooky” can be a wide range of things.

When I was in grad school, some of my friends and I embarked on a journey to watch ALL of the vampire movies that the local video store had in stock. We didn’t make it very far, unfortunately. After encountering a movie called Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh, which had NOTHING to do with vampires, we abandoned our noble pursuit. Or we moved on to other things. One of those.

One stand-out vampire movie that we watched, though, was The Addiction, which stars Lili Taylor (one of my favorite underrated actors) and Christopher Walken. It’s shot in black and white, and it’s very art house film with LOADS of philosophical debate packed in, but I still love it.

And, you know, if you’d rather subject yourself to a cheesy somewhat slapstick comedy about LITERAL pharaohs in Pittsburgh with a shop vac … you’re welcome.


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