Guest Post & Giveaway – Jupiter Butler’s Top Ten Movies for Halloween!

October 31, 2013 Creepy Classic Movie Challenge, General, Guest Post 24

by Jenn Bennett



As soon as Annie sent me the sign-up information for the Creepy Classic Movie Challenge the first person I thought about was Jupe Butler from author Jenn Bennett’s Arcadia Bell series .  He has also got to be one of the most entertaining characters I’ve encountered in a UF series.  Jupe is a movie fanatic so I knew that kid would have some great suggestions for Halloween films.  I asked Jenn if she could get him to give us a list and here it goes:   

Thanks to She-Wolf for having me on her awesome blog! (Are you cute and single? Hit me up sometime! I dig older women.) So yeah. I’m Jupe Butler, a fourteen-year-old Earthbound from La Sirena, Calfornia. My dad’s a famous photographer, and his girlfriend’s Cady Bell, an occult magician who owns a badass Tiki bar.
Anyone who knows me will tell you two things: first, that I’m the coolest person they’ve ever met; and second, that I know more about horror movies than practically anyone else on the planet. That might sound brag-y, but it’s a natural fact. I’ve always loved horror movies (my birthday’s on Halloween, so it’s probably in my blood), and older movies are the BEST.
People are always asking me for movie recommendations, and I could probably give you a Top 100 list off the top of my head. But since I’m in a hurry to get back to restoring my 1967 Pontiac GTO (Ladies! I’ve got a car! Not a license, and the car doesn’t run yet, but let’s focus on the positives, okay?) here are 10 of my favorite classic horror flicks:

1The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1958): Best movie, like, EVER. If you get a chance to watch it at a drive-in theater, drop what you’re doing and go see this, pronto!
2. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935): Hey, monsters need love, too!
3. Dead Alive (1992): Peter Jackson used to make movies without hobbits, and this one starts with a Sumatran rat-monkey bite that creates zombies. Wackiness ensues! Plus, you get the classic horror movie line: “I kick ass for the lord!”
4. Suspiria (1977): Italian, scary as hell, and doesn’t make a lick of sense.
5. The Beyond (1981): See above, add zombies.
6. Evil Dead 2 (1987): Bruce Campbell whippin’ butt with a chainsaw hand. Blood is literally EVERYWHERE. Cady says the real lesson in this film is DON’T MESS AROUND WITH OLD MAGICAL SPELLS.
7. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971): Vincent Price (aka, a god among men) avenges his wife’s death in tons of insanely elaborate ways. Hilarious!
8. Audition (1999). Forget The Ring—this right here is the best Japanese horror movie. You go along watching it, thinking everything is completely normal, then THAT BAG MOVES, and it all goes to hell. Not for the faint of heart!
9. Night of the Living Dead (1968): Hell yeah! The first African American horror movie hero!
10. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974): This is why picking up hitchhikers next to a slaughterhouse is never a good idea.

I think that kid might have just hit on me.  Anyway, don’t forget to sign-up for the movie challenge and enter the giveaway below!

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Jenn has been very generous in offering a book from her Arcadia Bell series — one of my favorites — to a lucky reader (thanks, Jenn!).  This is for US/Canada addresses only.  Enter the widget below and good luck!

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About Jenn Bennett

Jenn Bennett is author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series from Pocket Books and the upcoming Roaring Twenties paranormal romance series from Berkley. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., and the Far East, and currently lives near Atlanta with one husband and two very bad pugs.

24 Responses to “Guest Post & Giveaway – Jupiter Butler’s Top Ten Movies for Halloween!”

  1. Vicki Webster

    My first horror movie was Creature from the Black Lagoon. Scared the crap out of me then and I still reccomend it today. I always suggest watching it late on a Saturday night with the lights off.

  2. Stephanie F.

    I love Jupe. Can’t help but smile every time I get something from him.
    I’d have to say the The Thing. It scared me to death as a kid and I love watching it now. It’s a Halloween staple in our house.

  3. Christine L.

    Original 1960 “Psycho,” “Let the Right One In,” “Scream,” and “Shaun of the Dead.”

  4. Goranka

    The Time Machine!!! I was 6 years old when I watched it on TV. It took me a long time to sleep alone in my room after that. Morlocks!!!!