Maybe it’s the extreme heat wave right now, but I’m going a little goofy with my pick today. While this may not be horror in the purest sense, I’ve always said horror comes in all shapes and sizes, so why not? It’s about a plant from outer space that eats people! I’m pretty sure that … Continue reading 10/24/17 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #24 – Little Shop of Horrors (1986).
A few days ago when I wrote about Green Room, praising director Jeremy Saulnier, I hinted that I was going to be putting another of his movies on this list a little later. Well, here you go! I bring you the absolutely hilarious Murder Party, his very first directing effort. Now, if you’ve already watched … Continue reading 10/17/17 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #17 – Murder Party.
Every once in a while a movie comes out that is SO niche and SO insane that it blows me away how it even got made. Luckily for me the insane niche that this movie tackles just happens to be one of my all time favorite subjects. I'm talking about Italian giallo cinema. The Editor … Continue reading 10/25/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #25 – The Editor.
It’s Saturday! Family day! Yay! Time for a classic that you simply can’t help but smile at while you’re watching. It’s time for that perennial Halloween favorite, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Although, it really should be called Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein AND Dracula AND Wolfman (and possibly even another little surprise.) The joy … Continue reading 10/22/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #22 – Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
***This post has a BONUS at the end for those of you who knew my wife Amy (www.amydixonfitness.com) in high school. I just can’t help myself. After yesterday’s insane 80’s flick I just had to wallow in my nutty 80’s horror world yet again. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you a Corman classic, Chopping … Continue reading 10/14/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #14 – Chopping Mall.
Cheap Thrills is an extremely entertaining little flick I saw a couple years back. It’s one of those movies that takes a simple concept and keeps upping the ante. And just when you think they can’t up it any more, yep, they up it again. It's not a typical horror movie per se, but it’s pretty … Continue reading 10/7/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #7 – Cheap Thrills.
Time to bathe back in my comfort waters of 80’s horror nostalgia. Boy oh boy, if you’ve never been lucky enough to see Motel Hell before, then prepare for some delightful mental instability. I cut this from the same cloth of bonkers 80’s cinema as Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 or The Stuff (both movies that … Continue reading 10/3/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #3 – Motel Hell.
DEATHGASM!!!! Holy lord Deathgasm. I don’t even know where to start. I think my friend Brendan said it best when he told me, “If you, Jeff Dixon, saw this movie when you were 12 years old, it would be your favorite movie ever.” And you know what? He’s right on point. This is 12 year … Continue reading 10/29/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #29 – Deathgasm.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 may be the ultimate in “you honestly have to see it to believe it” cinema. It could be the most insane and bonkers horror sequel ever made. Let me say this right up front. At face value, it’s not a good movie. It really isn’t. In fact, some may say … Continue reading 10/21/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #21 – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986).
As you know sometimes I pick movies that maybe aren’t 100% horror. Sometime they’re flicks with horror elements, or horror hybrids. That’s where this Norwegian blast of a movie falls. It’s not pure horror, it's got comedy, fantasy, and is a hybrid of a bunch of different genres. Yet there are some fantastic horror elements, trust … Continue reading 10/17/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #17 – Troll Hunter.
Sometimes when you’ve watched a million twisted movies, even the most hardened horror fanatic needs a little reprieve every once in a while. And sometimes a solid comedy is the perfect cure. Even better, a solid horror comedy. That way you’re still at least staying in the horror genre. Now, comedy opinions vary from person … Continue reading 10/11/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #11 – What We Do In the Shadows.
Return of the Living Dead is one of those crazy movies that every single horror fan I know has a story about. We all remember where we were when we first saw it. It’s kind of like this bizarre and twisted glue that bonds many of us together. My Return of the Living Dead story … Continue reading 10/9/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #9 – Return of the Living Dead.
It’s funny. For many of these horror movies I saw a long time ago, there are certain things about them you forget, and certain things you really remember. I hadn’t watched The Howling in a very long time, and then recently revisited it. Man, what I forgot was how unique, bizarre, and fun this movie … Continue reading 10/2/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #2 – The Howling (1981).
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.
You’ve heard me say it before, but I’ll say it a million times. In my humble opinion, there was no better time for inventive, crazy horror flicks than the 80’s. Yes, I grew up during that time, so I may be a bit biased, but if you compare what they were doing then to now, … Continue reading 10/25/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #25 – House (1986)
It's finally here! Holy crap, I can hardly believe it. After the numerous years of torment, insanity, and flat out idiocy surrounding the numerous failed launches of this book, it's finally going to see the light of day... But ONLY with your help. Before you read on, you first need to go to the Kickstarter … Continue reading RUN LIKE HELL – The graphic novel they didn’t want you to see, is live on Kickstarter!
It appears that it’s become a tradition to put a [REC] movie on this list each year. If you look back at the last two years, I included [REC] in 2010, and [REC]2 in 2011 (together they combine into one of my all-time favorite horror duos.) So it’s only appropriate that I include [REC]3: Genesis … Continue reading 10/21/12 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #21 – [REC]3: Genesis.
Occasionally I give a recommendation that seems like such an obvious choice to me, but find out later that a whole slew of people have never even seen the film I mentioned. Shaun of the Dead falls into that category. I seem to think everyone has already seen this, then consistently find people that have … Continue reading 10/8/12 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #8 – Shaun of the Dead.
Gotta come out of the gate with one 2012's best, not to mention one of the freshest and most inventive horror movies I've seen in a damn long time. The Cabin in the Woods is one of those rare flicks that manages to be loved by the hardcore horror fans (me) as well as those … Continue reading 10/1/12 – 2012 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #1 – The Cabin in the Woods
Every country is entitled to their own version of some plain and simple entertaining fluff. To me, that's exactly what Grabbers is -- Ireland's version of some easy to swallow, smile-causing fluff. It doesn't reinvent the wheel by any means, in fact it blatantly steals ahem, I mean pays homage to a slew of other horror movies. But … Continue reading Sundance 2012 Review: Grabbers
Okay, it’s Friday so let’s start this Halloween weekend off right with another movie hot off the presses (it just came out on DVD in the US a few days ago.) The next few days are all about pure, unadulterated FUN, so I chose a film that would launch things off right. If there was … Continue reading 10/28/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #28 – Attack The Block.
Here is another of those pivotal 80’s classics that helped model my youth. I loved everything about this movie when I was a kid, right down to being fascinated by the poster (to this day I have it hanging up in my office.) Tom Holland’s fun flick is another in my personal favorite style of … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/27/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #27 – Fright Night (1985).
Whenever anyone thinks about this movie, they always go right to Rick Baker’s Oscar winning makeup effects. Yes, I said OSCAR winning… for a horror movie. I know, shocking, considering the Academy usually looks at horror movies like they’re a flaming pile of shit on their doorstep. But the award was given for good reason. … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2010 PICK – 10/24/10 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #24 – An American Werewolf in London.
Okay, so this one is hot off the presses. For a select lucky few of you it may actually be in a theater, but for the rest of the world it just hit On Demand. This movie was a festival darling for what seems like ages. It won audience awards. And it seemed like every … Continue reading 10/19/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #19 – Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
I’m feeling frisky. I’m currently posting 2010’s picks as well, so technically you’re already getting two picks a day. But today I decided to mix it up and blast off a twofer for my 2011 picks as well (so I guess you get three today, whatever.) Anyway, back on point, I mainly decided to … Continue reading 10/14/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION(S) #14 – Severance / The Cottage. **Double Feature Day**