31 Days of Horror – October 13th – “The Woman in Black”

I think what this movie really makes me confront is the fact that movies really have a mission they are beholden to based on their genre. There’s either success or failure in reaching this goal. A comedy either makes you laugh or it doesn’t. An action movie thrills you or it doesn’t. A horror movie scares you or it doesn’t. I would submit, however, that within both a success and …

31 Days of Horror – October 12th – “Vampire in Brooklyn”

As it stands I can firmly say I am genuinely not a fan of vampire movies. It’s just a subgenre in the world of horror that I’ve never really enjoyed. There’s really only one I enjoy and it’s Mel Brooks’ classic spoof, “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”. Everything about that movie is absolutely fantastic. If you were to consider it a horror comedy, it would be extremely light on the …

31 Days of Horror – October 11th – “The Prophecy”

As a lifelong fan of Christopher Walken, I feel like at least the first installment of this series has always been on some list somewhere in my head that I needed to get around to watching this at some point. I wouldn’t say this one qualifies for a “WHAAT?? You haven’t seen that??” because it’s just not mainstream enough in my estimation that the masses would have caught this one …

31 Days of Horror – October 10th – “Lake Placid”

I figured if I’m going to do one “WHAAT?? You haven’t seen that??” movie, why not make it two. And while there were definitely weird alien creatures in The Faculty, I don’t feel like I’ve really done a full fledged creature feature yet. There’ve been some pseudo-monsters that have popped up here and there but this is a horse of a different color. Or Alligator of a different color I …

31 Days of Horror – October 8th – “Barbarian”

First of all, I’m wildly aware that I’m late to this party. No, this isn’t one of those “Whaaat? You haven’t seen that??” kind of movies. Barbarian came out last year but everybody went nuts for it. I remember being on TIkTok and everyone in the movie community, especially within the world of horror movies, was going nuts for this movie. It developed this shroud of mystery around it as …

31 Days of Horror – October 7th – “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

I must say that this was certainly not a planned stop on my Octoberian adventure. This was more a product of circumstance. As a father of 2 I was looking for something I could count towards my progression of horror that was also safe for at least one of my children to watch with me. My youngest is notorious for “crapping out like an old fart” as my Uncle Greg …

31 Days of Horror – October 6th – “The Boogeyman”

After a lighthearted romp in a comedy horror cardboard labyrinth, I figured it was time to go with something far more traditional when it comes to spooky season. As I’ve perused the the Prime catalog a few times as of late I wanted to see what Hulu had to offer as they are typically very front facing with their endorsement of Halloween. Right on the homepage this 2023 entry was …