DC Talent Reveal Their Favorite Halloween Horrors
DC Entertainment was ghoulish enough to ask some of their top tier talent Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1 (now in comics stores!) what their favorite Halloween horror movies are for us. Check out their answers below, along with scenes from the new title!
Horror! Death! Uh…Face-punching! In Cursed Comics Cavalcade #1 witness ten all-new stories that promise to be the most terrifying, most shocking and most horrific comic that DC has ever published! (Hyperbole much?) Batman, Wonder Woman, Guy Gardner, Swamp Thing, Zatanna and more of your favorite heroes face unspeakable horrors from the streets of Gotham City to the darkest sectors of the universe.
Tim Seeley, writer of “The Spread” featuring Swamp Thing:
Halloween (1978) – There’s just something so perfect about this movie – the platonic ideal of a horror movie.
Alien (1979) – Occasionally considered primarily a sci-fi film, but this movie is the slasher formula through and through.
Dawn of the Dead (1978) – Obviously 1978 was a really good year for horror movies! I love the subversiveness of this movie and its criticism of consumerism, at the very beginning, of ‘mall culture.’
Evil Dead 2 (1987) – So over the top, so manic, so energetic, and it solidifies the character of Ash Williams, one of my single favorite “”heroes”” of all time.
Lost Boys (1987) – My favorite vampire movie of all time. Hilarious, dark, sexy. And the best damn soundtrack ever.”
Kyle Hotz, artist of “The Spread” featuring Swamp Thing:
Asking me to pick my favorite horror movie is like asking me which one of my kids I love most! I mean, I might be able to whittle it down to a list of fifty or seventy five, but even that would be a Herculean task. If I had to pick one, just one all time best, I’d probably have to go with Curse of the Demon.
Kenny Porter, writer of “Life Sentence” featuring Guy Gardner:
Alien has been a part of my life ever since childhood. The atmosphere of the Nostromo and the terrifying design of the Xenomorph will always haunt and fascinate me. I’ll never get tired of that movie. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) will forever be the queen of survival horror in my book.
Halloween was a film I discovered later in life and fell in love with. The scene that really sells the horror for me is when Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) gives the monologue about the evil that lives in Michael Myers. I watch it every October and it still gives me chills when he talks about Michael’s eyes.
The Orphanage might be my favorite ghost story on top of being one of my favorite movies. The truly terrifying moments of Laura (Belén Rueda) encountering the supernatural and the twist ending made that story an instant classic as soon as the film was finished. It’s horror with heart, which isn’t easy to do.
The Thing is a masterclass in creature effects, paranoia and tension. I can’t give the story enough praise, so if someone reading this hasn’t watched it, I encourage them to see it for themselves. Especially for that wonderful ending. Science fiction horror endings don’t get any better than that film.
Scream remains an important part of my experience growing up. It’s when slashers came back into the mainstream and Ghostface became a new household name overnight. Seeing each of the Scream films in the theater became a tradition that I shared with my friends for years. While I was never a big fan of the sequels, the original is still one of the best teen horror films.”
Mags Visaggio, writer of “Strange Visitor” featuring Superman:
I’m not really a connoisseur of frights, and a lot of my favorites are either pretty recent or really cheesy. I thought the new IT was legit terrifying, and the sleep paralysis documentary The Nightmare messed me up pretty bad. It Follows and Get Out are modern masterpieces, alongside The VVitch and The Babadook. But my flirtation with fear is more “Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark” than “Wes Craven.”