Halloween Horror Movies

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Here is a list of films we have reviewed that either take place during the Halloween holiday or are otherwise somehow appropriate viewing material for the Halloween season. Maybe they involve classic monsters or genre mashups, or invoke the spirit of Halloween in a particularly solid way. Or, as Craig often likes to say, “This is great to have playing in the background during a Halloween party when you’re having a few beers with your buddies.”

  • 31


    Happy Halloween! We end our series with the latest from Rob Zombie, aptly titled “31”.

  • All Hallows’ Eve

    All Hallows’ Eve

    A gritty and not so great horror anthology redeems itself by the end, propelling its director straight into a career in filmmaking, and potentially bringing us a new horror icon to rival Jason and Freddy. Happy Halloween everyone!

  • Blood Fest

    Blood Fest

    Let’s kick off our first week of the Halloween season with a film about a horror festival that would be a dream come true for all fans…if they also weren’t being murdered. Our feelings about this horror comedy are a little uneven, but we nevertheless had a fun time watching AND discussing it.

  • Cemetery of Terror

    Cemetery of Terror

    We put it to our Patrons to choose the last two movies of the month. We’re happy to announce that the first of those films is this Mexican flick from the 80’s that is almost like two movies in one: It begins life as a standard slasher, and wraps up as a Thriller-inspired kid’s flick.…

  • Dead and Buried

    Dead and Buried

    Studio interference probably kept this movie from becoming great. Our verdict? Listen to our first episode this Halloween season to find out!

  • Elvira Mistress of the Dark

    Elvira Mistress of the Dark

    It didn’t make a big splash, but it did make a huge impression on both of us – and, we suspect, many likeminded souls of our generation. This movie celebrates all that is goofy and fun about this iconic character, and we had a blast revisiting the camp and the cheese this holiday season.

  • Ginger Snaps

    Ginger Snaps

    We love this Canadian teenage werewolf story from the early aughts. Happy Halloween season!

  • Gothic


    We could’ve just as easily chosen Gothic for our Julian Sands tribute episode, as he puts on an incredibly bold and melodramatic performance, along with some opther stellar and emotional acting by Gabriel Byrne, Natasha Richardson, and Timothy Spall. This is a dramatization of the historically true party night between Lord Byron, the Shelley’s and…

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