Saturday, October 31, 2015

Late Edition Horror Movie Round-Up

Ok, so it's already Halloween night and you probably already have plans. Some big party or taking the kids Trick or Treating. That's awesome! so, why are you reading this? Go away, this is not for you. This post is for all the stragglers, the people with no plans, or who spent most of the day driving a few hundred miles and is now too tired for plans but you're still, sort of kind of, in a very lazy way, in the Halloween spirit. Here's a quick and dirty round up of horror movies to enhance your evening.  For added atmosphere pop up some popcorn, turn down the lights, and keep watching well into the night, the more you watch, the scarier it gets.

First off, I would say a marathon of any franchise is an easy and good way to go. Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Hellraiser, Saw, even Paranormal Activity, if you're into that, all have plenty of sequels, remakes, and reboots to take you well into the night. Just choose you're favorite villain and hit play. Netflix has all the Hellraisers and some Scream. Amazon Prime Video has all the Saws, free for Prime Members.


But if you want some discerning selections, my recommendations are below. (Some of these are affiliate links, some of these are not, and some even lead to free viewing; so click away!)

Evil Dead

Honourable Mentions

The Human Centipede

Scariest horror
A Quick Note: Honestly, I think the scariest movies are really those that feature whatever scares you the most. If you're afraid of dolls,  Child's Play or Puppet Master might be the scariest movie for you. For me, I'm terrified of  the devil or the ultimate personification of the devil, and he or it or whatever getting inside my body would be my worst nightmares come alive. Therefore, The Exorcist and it's prequels, but the sequels, top my list as scariest horror movies ever.

The Exorcist

The Cheesiest
The best way to watch any cheesy movie is with the guys from Rifftrax. Here are my faves from the three funniest guys on the planet.

The Last Slumber Party
Plan 9 From Outer Space
The Night of the Living Dead

or, if you can't stand talking during movies try these movies straight up . . .

The Evil Dead (1981)
Prince of Darkness
Leeches (if you can find it)
Night of the Demons (1988)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Evil Dead

Here's Hoping You Have A Happy Halloween!!