October 20th 2018
Things that go bump in the night~
Last year I wrote a post about 5 of my favorite scary Halloween movies, but as I expected, I forgot some really good ones and wanted to expand my list this year with 5 different movies that I hand plucked from my honorable mentions last year! So without further introduction, here are 5 more movies to add to your Halloween movie night list!
1- The Ring- I listed this film in my honorable mentions last year, but it honestly deserved a spot in the top 5. You see, The Ring was my first ever horror movie and it holds a very special place in my heart. It is about this video tape that, if you watch it, means you will be killed in 7 days. The story goes deeper than that but I really love the mixture of paranormal and psychological horror the film offers. The film was actually based on an original Japanese version based on a book. I think that the Japanese really nail the horror genre.
2- The Strangers- This is one of the movies I genuinely refuse to watch. I can’t remember much about it but all I do remember was it was about a couple who lived in a very isolated house and people broke in and tortured them solely because they were home. To this day, I am still really nervous about being anywhere that is too far removed from society or too far from neighbors.
3-Cabin in the Woods- This one is really a wild ride from start to finish. To avoid spoiling the absolutely crazy ending, I am just going to share what the internet has to say about the plot—“When five college friends arrive at a remote forest cabin for a little vacation, little do they expect the horrors that await them. One by one, the youths fall victim to backwoods zombies, but there is another factor at play.” All I can say is, despite the movie seeming a bit silly, I really was caught off guard by the end.
4- VHS- There are a few movies in the VHS series and I recommend watching any or all of them during your Halloween party or movie night. I think they are great for Halloween parties because of their unique format. You see, instead of one continuous film plot, there is one main plot and multiple “subplots” or “side stories” whichever you’d call them. All stories start similarly where someone finds a stash of VHS tapes and decides to watch them. Each tape has their own twisted found-footage story on them. You will see everything ranging from aliens to zombies to murderous spouses. Stories range from scary to gross to weird to just plain funny. So it is sort of like an anthology disguised as a movie.
5- Halloween- This one is getting a mention because of the new installment coming out this fall! Halloween is an absolute classic and it better be because it is literally named after the spookiest day of the year! The plot is as follows: “On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.” Here is ET’s ranking of the films worst to best just in case you want to get an idea of which ones to watch: The ‘Halloween’ Franchise Ranked From the Worst to Best Slash
What is your favorite Halloween flick? And if you hate scary movies, stay tuned because tomorrow I will be back with my favorite family friendly Halloween features!