Hey everybody. Remember me? I'm that guy who hasn't touched this blog since last year's October's Horror Picks. What can I say? Life, you know? Hey, I'm here now. So let's talk. You know, every year I say it’s going to be the last time I do this list, and this year was no different. … Continue reading 9/30/21 – OCTOBER HORROR PICKS – The 12th Year Begins Tomorrow…
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.
***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.
It’s Thursday the 13th, so it's close enough. It’s time for a flick from my beloved Friday the 13th series. And yes, putting Part 5 on any list may be controversial, considering most people think it strays too far from the formula and that it’s the worst of the series. But hear me out as I’m … Continue reading 10/13/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #13 – Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning.
Time for another incredible film that was just recently released in theaters, albeit very limited. Listen to me… if you have a theater near you that is playing Under the Shadow, see it immediately. This was my absolute favorite movie I saw at the Sundance Film Fest this past year. Shockingly I don’t hear many … Continue reading 10/12/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #12 – Under the Shadow.
Every year I like to put one or two movies on this list that you can check out in the theater as movies were meant to be seen. I’m actually kind of angry at myself for not including this flick a little earlier on the list, considering how quickly films leave the theaters now. But … Continue reading 10/11/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #11 – Don’t Breathe.
Here’s a fantastic movie that completely flew under the radar last year. Because of the larger big studio Westerns that were released like The Revenant and Hateful Eight, Bone Tomahawk sadly got lost in the shuffle and that’s a damn shame. This movie needs to get its just due. Like many movies I put on … Continue reading 10/10/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #10 – Bone Tomahawk.
There is so much I could say about The Prowler. I could start with my personal connection to it when I showed this movie to a large group of my friends in high school. Let’s just say most of them had no idea what they were in for, and a few were seriously scarred. Just … Continue reading 10/9/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #9 – The Prowler (1981).
I love choosing movies that some people vehemently dislike, yet I really enjoy. The Shallows is a perfect example of this. One complaint I hear from people after watching certain movies (especially this one) is that it’s “so unbelievable” or “that would never happen.” Really? Is that what you’re always looking for in a movie? … Continue reading 10/8/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #8 – The Shallows.
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.
Here’s another little gem that came out of nowhere for me. As you’ve heard me say many times in the past, I have a soft spot for low budget films that find a clever way to tell a nice spooky story with those limited means. The Last Shift is a perfect example of this -- … Continue reading 10/4/16 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICK #4 – Last Shift.
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.
Starting tomorrow... For a 7th straight year... They're baaaack... That's 6 years already of these October Horror Movie Recommendations. 186 Jeff Dixon horror opinions and counting. Yeah, that’s way too much of my blather. Sorry. This time we’re back with a few minor changes. First I’m sick of typing the word “Recommendation” so I’m changing it to … Continue reading 2016 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE PICKS – They’re Baaaaack…
And today’s Halloween pick is the other one of those “save the special ones for Halloween every year” picks. I told you I couldn’t decide between two films, so I was ending the year on two no-brainers. Yesterday I gave you the incomparable classic Night of the Living Dead (1968). Today, I give you the … Continue reading 10/31/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #31 – The Evil Dead (1981).
“They’re coming to get you Barbra.” Such a perfect, memorable, and foreboding line to start a perfect, memorable, and foreboding film. If only young George Romero knew the extent of the explosion he was creating when he did this little flesh-eating zombie film in good ole Pittsburgh. Yep, no-brainer choice today. I usually hold the … Continue reading 10/30/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #30 – Night of the Living Dead (1968).
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.
Yeah, I know I just barely posted a Universal Classic a few days ago with Frankenstein, but I just can’t help myself. My youngest daughter and I have been watching all of these during this Halloween season, and I honestly forgot how awesome this movie truly is. The Invisible Man is so good still today, … Continue reading 10/28/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #28 – The Invisible Man (1933).
Yeah, I get to brag a little and say that awesome “I saw this at Sundance” line. So here goes, I saw this at Sundance... and it was awesome. I’m a sucker for creature features, especially creature features done RIGHT. This one is done freakin’ right. I knew I was in for something special when … Continue reading 10/27/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #27 – The Hallow (2015).
Okay, you want brutal? I’ll give you brutal… More brutal than you can even imagine. Today is for the hardcore. Today is for the true horror fanatics that don’t flinch in the face of something truly disturbing. We’re talking about the absolutely incredible Hong Kong flick, Dream Home (*Note, do NOT confuse this with Dream House, … Continue reading 10/26/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #26 – Dream Home (2010).
After seeing my friend Clay’s awesome Giallo killer costume the other night at horror trivia, it was the perfect reminder for me that I haven’t put enough Giallo on this list. Well, in honor of that costume, here’s one of the best from the master of Giallo himself, Dario Argento. This is Deep Red. Deep … Continue reading 10/25/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #25 – Deep Red.
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).
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.
Starry Eyes is one of those movies that goes down the Jeff Dixon checklist for movies I dig. A few years back there was a movie I looooved called The House of the Devil that was a true stylistic throwback to the movies of the late 70’s/early 80’s. While this movie doesn’t try to emulate … Continue reading 10/19/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #19 – Starry Eyes.
I chose this movie for today because Sundays sometimes have a nice family vibe to them. And 1408 feels like an old school haunted house movie that the whole family could watch (maybe older kids only, but still.) I have a soft spot for old school haunted house movies, or in this case a haunted … Continue reading 10/18/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #18 – 1408.
Let’s get something right out of the way. Yes, this is another found footage movie. But you’ll have to trust me on this one. The Taking of Deborah Logan is on a whooooole other level. This baby is so well done and so downright terrifying that it demands to be toward the top of all … Continue reading 10/16/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #16 – The Taking of Deborah Logan.
Here it is. Every year I choose one. Every year I pick a movie that I actually like, that seemingly no one else in the world seems to. Yep, this is the pick that will piss the most people off (especially my fellow horror fanatics.) But I don’t give a shit. I will stand by … Continue reading 10/15/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #15 – House on Haunted Hill (1999).
I’ve been focusing on a lot of current movies lately so I figured I’d go back to one of the true classics. And I mean classic. This House on Haunted Hill is one of my absolute favorite Vincent Price movies (to be fair, I have a lot of them). And while he was amazing in … Continue reading 10/14/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #14 – House on Haunted Hill (1959).
I know it’s not Friday today, but it is October 13th. I feel like it’s finally time I mark that lovely numbered occasion on this list. Yeah, today’s recommendation is a serious no-brainer. I know that after 6 years of doing these lists, it seems weird that I’m only putting this one on now. In … Continue reading 10/13/15 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS #13 – Friday the 13th (1980 Original).
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.