New Years Movies

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

I hope everyone had a good Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, 3 day weekend, or Merry Christmahanakwanzika. You see I am an adult. I am not offended in any way about greeting you in your preferred holiday tradition. Getting offended by someone saying Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa is like being offended by the color of the car you drive. It’s a preference. Everyone's opinion is equal. Grow up. 

The next holiday is New Years'. Let's hope the clock doesn’t roll over to December 32nd, instead of January 1st. So what better way to bring in a brand-new year other than watching a classic horror film. I think this list will be filled with classic films. Proven films by the passage of time. Naturally, these are in no shape or form in order. I just write how they roll out of my little brain. 

Rosemary’s Baby 1968


Rosemary’s Baby, starring Mia Farrow as a young woman who believes she’s being forced to give birth to the Antichrist by her Satanist neighbors.

An arthouse classic.

New Year’s Evil 1980


Roz Kelly and Kip Niven star in the punk/new wave-inspired, awesome New Year’s tale. A radio host is repeatedly warned of an impending series of murders during a New Year’s Eve countdown show.

This is one of those so bad it is a good film. A solid B movie.

The Phantom Carriage 1921


The Phantom Carriage is a Swedish silent film widely considered to be one of the most significant early works in both Swedish and horror movie history.

I truly like the visual effects of transparent objects and people.  I could only guess how people reacted to this new style of filmmaking. 

The Shining 1980


The Shining is a psychological/paranormal horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Who hasn’t watched this movie? Talking fingers, door smashing, and ghosts. Some will argue it is a 4th of July party. But traditionally New Years' is when you have masquerade parties. Plus it is in the winter. So I'm listing it as a New Year's Eve party(or possible Halloween). But does it really matter, it's a good movie regardless of the time. I also like the 97 miniseries.

Ghostbusters II 1989


The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business that culminates in a showdown on New Year's Eve.

Terror Train 1980


In Terror Train, a mean-spirited prank haunts several college students. Years later, they celebrate New Year's Eve aboard a train. Without their knowing, someone has infiltrated the costume party, and he's out for revenge.
If you were wondering what Jamie Lee did between Halloween 1 and 2, well here it is.

Bonus: The Poseidon Adventure 1972


An American disaster film with a host of stars. It revolves around the sinking of a big boat. Most horror aficionados do not view this as horror which always confused me. Other disaster movies are considered horror, yet this one never is mentioned. Maybe it is because it was nominated for too many awards.

This is my choice of a movie to try and transfer over from Adventure to Adventure Horror.

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