For horror enthusiasts, our scary movie indulgences are not limited to one day a year; however, Halloween does mark at least for most a month or season of special focus. The reason for the season, as some might say, pulls us to frequent terrifying haunts more than any other time of the year.
With this in mind, I thought I’d share some of my horror selects for this years concentration of spooky movies! A majority on my list are first time screenings, so this year, for me, has widened my own personal horror experience. Obviously, as a horror fanatic, this post would be too long if I listed all the horror themed movies, but this list comes close.
I feel like this year a lot of intent was focused on demonic possession type movies, such as: The Conjuring, Deliver us from Evil, Insidious 2, The Possession, all of which were first time screenings. Also old favorites like Hellraiser 1-3, The Exorcist, and Evil Dead 1-2.
Along with these, I also dabbled in some old classics, including: The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The Cat and the Canary, Re-Animator, Day of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead (both versions), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Brood, American Psycho, The Serpent of the Rainbow, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Freaks (Tod Brownings), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original and 1970’s version), The Thing (1982) Frankenstein (1931) American Werewolf in London,and many other classics!
Halloween Favorites! Let’s see, so many to choose from. Its hard to pick just one. But I think I’ll pick from first time screenings that really impressed me. This year, I’ve got two. The Sacrament and The Conjuring were both amazing horror films that actually gave me the chills! The Conjuring was an excellent supernatural that made me jump once or twice…okay maybe more than that! The Sacrament was realistic, which made it even more believable and haunting. Only regular folk were monsters in this flick, and that was enough. The movie most certainly chilled me to the bone.
What were some of your horror movies favorites this year?