31 Days Of Horror Movies

Day 8 and I’m sitting here staring at the screen, trying to pay attention and enjoy the movie for what it’s worth: “House Of 1,000 Corpses”, the prequel to “The Devil’s Rejects”. I’ve seen it before and it’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that with all that’s going on in the world, Halloween month has become an all-too-real Halloween YEAR: Debates, Police Brutality, Pandemic, Economic Failure, Y’all are killing my movie buzz, man…

Still, I press on…

Every October, I sit and watch one horror movie a day for each of the 31 days. I’m getting today’s movie in early because it’s a relatively slow day and other than photo editing, I’m just killing time before the Bears game on Thursday Night Football, which I hope doesn’t turn out to be more horror.

Where was I? Oh yeah, my movies. I’m not going to let the world around me ruin my month. I’ve already got enough sadness in it. Believe it or not, some good old fashioned screams are welcome right now. No, these movies don’t scare me. In fact, only two movies have ever wrecked my psychological core and those are “The Wolfman” (1941) and “John Carpenter’s: The Fog”.

(Hey, I was a 70s kid. I wasn’t ready…)

“The Fog” creeped me out because of the killers always standing in the distance, staring at you, which reminded me of the nightmares I used to have when I was little. So yeah, I had good reason to be jacked up.

“The Exorcist”? No. All I did was laugh when I first saw it. I know that probably makes me sound like a serial killer in the making, but it is what it is.

So what exactly am I watching this month? It changes from year to year, so don’t lose your mind if you don’t see some of the classics – I mix it up. Anyway, here is this year’s list (I had to bump two today when I learned that two of my favorites are available to watch on The Roku Channel):

  1. Halloween (2018)
  2. Storm Of The Century (1999)
  3. Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
  4. Prophecy (1979)
  5. The Descent (2005)
  6. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
  7. The Thing (1982)
  8. House Of 1,000 Corpses (2003)
  9. The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  10. 3 From Hell (2019)
  11. The Mist (2007)
  12. It (2017)
  13. It Chapter Two (2019)
  14. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  15. Son Of Dracula (1943)
  16. Poltergeist (1982)
  17. Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
  18. Vampires (1993)
  19. Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)
  20. The Final Conflict (1981)
  21. It’s Alive (1974)
  22. Motel Hell (1980)
  23. Trilogy Of Terror (1975)
  24. Trilogy Of Terror II (1996)
  25. Carrie (1976)
  26. Hell Night (1981)
  27. The Crazies (2010)
  28. Halloween III: Season Of the Witch (1982)
  29. The Wolfman (1941)
  30. The Fog (1980)
  31. Halloween (1978)

…and that’s it! I’ll be watching movies through November as well, but this is my official list for the month. Perhaps I should have posted this at the end of September, just in case it might inspire you to make your own list. But it’s not too late to pick up from this point. If you can’t think of any movies, you can pick from my choices.

Again, I know there are so many classics that could have been added but trust me, I’ve watched them many times, over the years. But feel free to share what titles I haven’t listed that I might consider for next year.

That being said, Happy Howling!

Yeah, “The Howling” was two years ago.


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