Want to Get Into the Halloween Spirit, but Don’t Know How?

Want to Get Into the Halloween Spirit, but Don’t Know How?

So you want to get spooky without doing much work? How about watching a classic Halloween movie?

Scary movies have been around for a long time (over a century to be exact). They are a staple when it comes to getting into the festive spirit of Halloween. What better way to get into the spirit, than by getting scared?

Did you know…

  • Horror films are one of the oldest genres of films. They have produced some of the most unforgettable movies in the history of film.


  • The first documented horror movie was created in 1896 and was called Le Manoir du Diable . It was only three minutes long.


  • The term ‘horror’ wasn’t used to describe a film genre until the 1930s. Any film made beforehand was actually referred to as ‘Spook tales‘.


  • FatBoys weren’t the only classic thing produced in the 1920’s. Many people consider the 1920s-1930s to be one of the finest eras for horror films because of all the classic movies that were created during this time..


  • The horror movie industry is considered to be more profitable than other film genres–given the assumption that they are less expensive and easier to produce.  They can make up to 2,000% return on investment (ROI), as compared to 1,200% to the next genre.


  • The old school classic movie by Steven Spielberg, Jaws, is the 9th highest grossing film of all time.


Horror Films Today

Horror films today are quite different from what they used to be. In addition to being longer than three minutes, the technological advances have improved their special effects and motion picture.

Because of their popularity, subgenres of horror have also been created. It’s debatable on whether or not films today are better or scarier than films made earlier in the 20th century, however.  Many critics claim that present day horror films lack creativity and originality as many are remakes or sequels of earlier productions.


Classic Horror Films

Several classic horror films have been produced over the last century. They range from Frankenstein, Dracula, Godzilla, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, to A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, The Silence of the Lambs, and Friday the 13th. To see the full list of what critics think are the best horror films of all time, click here.

Whether you like a good scare, or you’d rather stick with classic shows like The Munsters or The Addams Family for Halloween, you can ensure you’ll have a good time so long as you have your FatBoy Ice Cream bars nearby. Just like a classic movie, they’ll never go out of style.

What’s your favorite old school Halloween movie?

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