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October is here is! For many people, this means fall, pumpkin patches, costumes, and candy. For some of us, it is a time for terrifying horror!
If you are a horror enthusiast, like myself, you have a running playlist of films spinning in your head. The moment October hits, these films are in your player and ready to go. Here are some must-watches for October:
- John Carpenter brought a whole new meaning to Halloween in his 1978 classic, Halloween. Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence face off against a legend that ends in death, his name is Michael Myers.
2. Are slasher movies not your thing? How about a creature feature? Victor Salva’s, Jeepers Creepers, features two travelers whom stumble upon ritualistic killings. Unfortunately for them, they’re next. This flesh-eating creature feature will have you jumping out of your seat!
3. Gore was never my cup of tea, with one exception, James Wan’s Saw. In this film the viciousness of the killings portrays the disruptive nature of human beings. This is a great look at the psychology of the choices we make. Plus, it’s super creepy.
4. Science fiction sometimes tows the line between horror and fantasy. In Ridley Scott’s film, Alien, it flies out of the science fiction genre and into planet horror. On this planet, Sigourney Weaver, is queen and all other bow before her.
5. Jason Voorhees never dies and neither does the Friday the 13th film legacy. It all started with the original film, directed by Steve Miner. It ends with … let’s be real, it never ends.
6. You may be wondering, why only 6 films? One can only take so much fear in one week. So space them out and give your heart a break! This final film comes from the master, himself, Wes Craven. This beloved director/writer brought nothing but greatness to the screen during his life. I want to thank him for my favorite horror film of all time, Nightmare On Elm Street. Wes Craven was a creative genius and will be missed. Don’t take my word for it. Go watch it!
Curl up with the covers and be prepared to be horrified!