Shocktober 2022: 31 Nights Of Frights

September is done and it’s time for one of my favorite months! You guessed it, October or should I say, SHOCKTOBER!

Because y’all know I love my horror movies.

Keeping with my tradition that began long before posting it in 2019, here is my list of “one a day” movies to watch to help along with the holiday spirit. I’ll do my best to suggest movies that I haven’t mentioned over the past four years, but as you know, one in particular is an absolute must when it comes to repeats.

That’ being said, let’s get this mad monster party started!

So here is this year’s list, beginning tonight!

  1. The Shining (1980) A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
  2. Doctor Sleep (2019) Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
  3. The Mummy (1932) An Egyptian mummy searches Cairo for the girl he thinks is his long-lost princess.
  4. Beast (2022) A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator.
  5. Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) High-level demons collect low-level demons as warriors in attempt to obtain a key containing the blood of Christ. The key is guarded by immortal warriors called Demon Knights.
  6. Train To Busan (2016) While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
  7. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
  8. From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) Five career criminals gather in Mexico to pull off a bank heist. They soon realize that they are up against far more frightening creatures than the police pursuing them.
  9. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter (1999) Five career criminals gather in Mexico to pull off a bank heist. They soon realize that they are up against far more frightening creatures than the police pursuing them.
  10. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.
  11. The Exorcism Of God (2021) An American priest working in Mexico is possessed during an exorcism and ends up committing a terrible act. Eighteen years later, the consequences of his sin come back to haunt him, unleashing the greatest battle within.
  12. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) When strange seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade San Francisco, replicating the city’s residents one body at a time.
  13. The Gate (1987) Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.
  14. Malignant (2021) Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
  15. Bats (1999) Genetically mutated bats escape and it’s up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
  16. Re-Animator (1985) After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.
  17. Bride Of Re-Animator (1990) Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.
  18. Body Snatchers (1993) A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.
  19. Fear Street: Part 1 – 1994 (2021) A circle of teenage friends accidentally encounter the ancient evil responsible for a series of brutal murders that have plagued their town for over 300 years. Welcome to Shadyside.
  20. Fear Street: Part 2 – 1978 (2021) Shadyside, 1978. School’s out for summer and the activities at Camp Nightwing are about to begin. But when another Shadysider is possessed with the urge to kill, the fun in the sun becomes a gruesome fight for survival.
  21. Fear Street: Part 3 – 1966 (2021) The origins of Sarah Fier’s curse are finally revealed as history comes full circle on a night that changes the lives of Shadysiders forever.
  22. Evilspeak (1981) An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.
  23. The Babysitter (2017) When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot baby sitter belongs to a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.
  24. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he’s living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell.
  25. Night Of The Creeps (1986) Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.
  26. Phantasm (1979) A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber, known only as the Tall Man, who employs a lethal arsenal of unearthly weapons.
  27. Blood Red Sky (2021) A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight.
  28. Halloween (1978) Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
  29. Halloween (2018) Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe, Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
  30. Halloween Kills (2021) Surviving victims of Michael Myers form a vigilante mob and vow to end his reign of terror after they discover that he is still alive.
  31. Halloween Ends (2022) The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode comes to a spine-chilling climax in this final installment of the franchise.

And that about does it. My lineup for 2022. If you can’t find them, hit your local library or search your Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and any other streaming services to see what’s available.

That being said, Happy Howling Halloween!

Got movies you intend to see? Share them in the Comments section below. If I don’t squeeze them in within the next 31 days, I just might add them in 2023. And be sure to sign up at the bottom for email notification of future posts at Kenny’s Camera, Cooking & Crazy Confessions!

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