We’re at the halfway mark of the greatest month so it’s time for a 2nd half jumpstart. It’s time for one of my favorite Asian horror movies of all time. If you haven’t seen (or even heard of) A Tale of Two Sisters, you are one lucky soul. This movie is incredible. Man, where do … Continue reading 10/16/17 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #16 – A Tale of Two Sisters.
Okay, so I’ve got an interesting pick today. The Other Side of the Door is a little seen flick from earlier in the year that I enjoyed. Let me use an analogy to explain exactly how I felt after I saw this movie. Let’s say you love hamburgers (you can replace with veggie burgers, animal … Continue reading 10/18/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #18 – The Other Side of the Door.
**Double Feature weekend** Every year I love to do a double feature weekend with movies that go better together than on their own. And yes, this usually coincides with a little October getaway I’m taking. Well, I’ll be gone at a wedding this weekend so that allows us to double feature it, and … Continue reading OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICKS #15 & #16 – Insidious: Chapter 2 & Chapter 3.
Hot off the presses! Every year I try to pick one or two juicy horror films that are still in theaters. As much as I love my home viewing experiences, I still firmly believe in seeing films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen. My favorite place in the … Continue reading 10/20/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #20 – Crimson Peak.
Oh New Zealand. Please tell me you’re back in business with another batch of fantastic horror comedies. Back in the day, New Zealand gave lil’ adolescent me the gift of Peter Jackson and his amazingly disturbing films, Meet the Feebles, Bad Taste and Dead/Alive (or Brain Dead, depending on what part of the world you’re … Continue reading 10/20/14 – 2014 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #20 – Housebound.
Here we are again in the realm of recommending a relatively recent hit horror film. It’s always a funny situation because once a film becomes a huge hit, its success usually overlooks the content itself. Well, with Insidious, I want to take it back to why this film became such a huge hit in the … Continue reading 10/23/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #23 – Insidious
Okay, once again it’s time to give a very small and obscure little movie its due. The Abandoned is a film that I would pretty much guarantee only the hardcore horror fans saw when it came out a handful of years ago. It was lumped into the short-lived “8 Films to Die For” series that … Continue reading 10/19/13 – 2013 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #19 – The Abandoned
I almost hate to include this movie because it gave my (just budding) horror writing career such a horrible ride for a few years. After this movie came out, the ONLY scripts anyone wanted to see around town was, “elevated horror, like The Others.” And of course, my horror writing back then was in no … Continue reading 10/6/13 – 2013 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #6 – The Others
Here is a movie that does everything right. I honestly can’t say a single bad thing about it. The Woman in Black is, in my opinion, not only one of the best movies to come out this year, but I think it will be recognized as one of the best for years to come. … Continue reading 10/30/12 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #30 – The Woman in Black.
Since yesterday’s pick was such an over the top, fast-paced, gorefest, I decided to pick something a little more slow moving, creepy, and mood-based today. I know nowadays a lot of people can’t stand when a movie takes its time, but personally, I looooove a slow burn. Lake Mungo is absolutely that slow burn of … Continue reading 10/12/12 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #12 – Lake Mungo.
Ti West is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. Why? Because he focuses less on complex plotting, and more on mood and suspense. With Ti, it’s not as much about constant scares happening at all times, but rather about letting things simmer and build slowly, a dying art. Because of this, some people in … Continue reading 10/3/12 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #3 – The Innkeepers.
So today I decided to pick a movie that has gained a lot of naysayers after it’s initial huge release. What is it about horror fans turning on horror movies that actually find a large audience? It’s almost like if a horror movie is a success, serious horror fans think they have to hate it. … Continue reading 10/15/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #15 – Paranormal Activity.
“They’re heeeeeere.” Oh come on, how awesome was that!? Everyone my age remembers this movie. EVERYONE. It just stuck in our heads like haunted glue. So this may not be as much of a check-out-this-movie selection, as it is a watch-it-again selection. It’s just so good. Name another horror flick that has more memorable scenes. … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/14/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #14 – Poltergeist.