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Published: Saturday, 10/20/2001

Halloween makes the lists

5 great scary movies from guys named John or David

1. "Halloween' (John Carpenter)

2. "The Fog" (John Carpenter)

3. "American Werewolf in London" (John Landis)

4. "The Thing" (John Carpenter)

5. "The Brood" (David Cronenberg)

5 great scary film (since 1970)

1. "Carrie"

2. "Poltergeist"

3. "Cronos"

4. "The Howling"

5. "The Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn"

5 non-horror films with great Halloween scenes

1. "E.T."

2. "Meet Me in St. Louis"

3. "Nightmare Before Christmas"

4. "Lady in White"

5. "Batman"

5 great Halloween-y songs

"Thriller" (Michael Jackson)

"Monster Mash" (Bobby Boris Pickett)

"Night on Bald Mountain" (Mussorgsky)

"I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins)

"Halloween" (Sonic Youth)

5 great Halloween books

The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

Turn of the Screw, Henry James

Great Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (Modern Library anthology)

Halloween Party, Agatha Christie

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

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