This time of year has always been my favorite since I was a kid. I love all things horror & Halloween related. My dad introduced me to the horror genre back in the 80s by renting the first Nightmare on Elm Street when he got our first VCR. I think I was about 7 at the time. My dad did a pretty good job of explaining how it was just a movie, & that there was nothing to be afraid of. My dad regularly brought home scary movies, and then it evolved into him trying to find the worst B movie horror films he could find all through middle school & high school. I remember watching such fine flicks as Basket Case & Chopping Mall.
Evil Husband is not a fan of the horror movie genre. This is despite the fact that he enjoys The Walking Dead, is a huge Stephen King fan, and loves haunted houses (I don’t get it either). As I am alone in my love for horror movies, I have fallen out of my yearly October ritual of watching all things horror. I’ve watched the staples on Halloween or the few days leading up, but not like I used to. I lived for AMC’s Fear Fest every year when I was younger. But, now we have Netflix & Hulu and a whole streaming world of horribly awesome horror flicks to choose from.
So, I’ve decided to do a 31 Days of Horror movie marathon. All recommendations are currently on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or TubiTV TubiTV has an insane horror collection. I highly recommend using if you just want to binge random horror movies. I honestly had no idea the extent of horror movies on there. Some movies I post may be available on more than one of these sites.
I will try to post my reviews as I watch each movie, but there may be a few posts with multiple reviews. The list is comprised of horror classics & newer films that I have never seen. Not listed, but are the staples of horror & must watch films around Halloween are of course the Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street & Friday the 13th films.
Bonus recommendation for a super scary TV series is The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix if you have not watched it. Hill House is by far one of the best horror shows I have ever watched & legit made me scream out loud. And for the record, it takes a lot to scare me.
Rotten Tomatoes has posted their Halloween TV 2019 list to find everything from TV Halloween episodes to the best horror binge fests. And it is a pretty solid list.
Update 10/31/19 : I really tried to get in a movie every day, & even doubled up a few nights, but this was hard. So, in the spirit of Halloween being a “season,” I’m extending my viewing through the weekend.
Update 11/7/19: I failed. I only managed to get in one movie in the whole weekend, The Stepfather. Oh well….until next year!!
- Train to Busan
- Gerald’s Game
- Tucker & Dale vs Evil
- The Witch
- Bird Box
- A Quiet Place
- Evil Dead
- The Babysitter
- Rosemary’s Baby
- The Stepfather
- Ginger Snaps
- The Girl Next Door
- Event Horizon
- Night of the Living Dead
- Prom Night
- Idle Hands
- An American Werewolf in London
- My Bloody Valentine