Vincent Kane’s 31 Days of Halloween (2018)

Happy Halloween time kiddies and ghouls! Horror is a year round love for myself but is especially amped up this time of year. Even non-horror fans will make exceptions this time of year to be scared and thrilled. For those of you looking for some frights this Halloween season, here is my watch list for the month of October. Categories: my yearly watches with the family, never before seen horrors, some of the best that the 80’s has to offer, the classics, and lastly some random favorites to round out my 31 Days of Halloween watch list. Enjoy!

 

The Yearly Watch:

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)-watched

“When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.”

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

“A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.”

Halloween (1978)-watched

“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 to kill again.”

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

“A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.”

Sleepy Hollow (1999)-watched

“Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.”

Fright Night (1985)

“A horror obsessed teenager discovers that his next door neighbor is a murderous vampire. He tries to convince the police, his family and friends but to no avail. He decides to take matters into his own hands.”

Sinister (2012)

“Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.”

Coraline (2009)-watched

“An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.”

 


The Newly Added Yearly Watch:

Hereditary (2018)

“After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.”

 


The Never Before Watch:

Halloween (2018) *Release 10/19/18-watched

“Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.”

Hell Fest (2018) *Release 9/28/18-watched

“A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.”

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)-watched

“Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.”

The Brood (1979)-watched

“A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist’s therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.”

Inside (2007)-watched

“Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.”

 


The Classics:

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)-watched

“Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.”

Eyes Without a Face (1960)-watched

“A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.”

House on Haunted Hill (1959)-watched

“A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.”

Suspiria (1977)-watched

“An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.”

 


It Came From the 80’s:

Near Dark (1987)

“A small-town farmer’s son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned on by a beautiful drifter.”

Critters (1986)

“A group of small, furry aliens makes lunch out of the locals in a farming town.”

The Fly (1986)

“A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.”

The Hunger (1983)

“A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.”

House (1986)-watched

“A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.”

Prince of Darkness (1987)-watched

“A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.”

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)-watched

“The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don’t seem to be over.”

 


The From Beyond:

The Descent (2005)

“A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.”

Slither (2006)

“A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.”

Ginger Snaps (2000)-watched

“Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.”

Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

“A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.”

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)-watched

“Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.”

You’re Next (2011)-watched

“When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.”