Every Horror Movie I Watched in October

Along with some brief thoughts:
  1. Silence of the Lambs
    Not sure why it took me so long to finally see this one! Of course it's great, I only wish every twist hadn't been spoiled for me by it being so "in the zeitgeist."
  2. Children of the Corn
    This movie is an hour and a half long, and there's only enough material for maybe 30 mins.
  3. Re-Animator
    I started this movie LAST October and kind of forgot about it. Cheesy with over-the-top gore, yet effectively creepy!
  4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2
    People call this "the gay one," even though the director apparently never meant for it to imply that the main character is deep in in the closet, but it sure is hard to read it any other way!
  5. Hannibal
    There's no reason for this sequel to exist. Fun to see Gary Oldman go full blown Oldman!
  6. Hannibal Rising
    Why am I watching these?!??
  7. Beetlejuice
    Because I'm being him for Halloween! Also because it might be the best Burton movie?
  8. Crimson Peak
    Almost great, infuriatingly just okay. Visually worth it!
  9. Hellboy
    I KNOW IT'S NOT A HORROR MOVIE I just needed a good Del Torro to wash away the bad. Also there's a Halloween scene, so it counts, right?
  10. Poltergeist (original)
    Again, not sure why it took me so long to finally see this one, but it's great. Super interested in the controversy over who exactly "directed" it.
  11. Cabin Fever
    Real weird one, I guess on purpose? "Cabin in the Woods" does it better.
  12. An American Werewolf in London
    Pretty good! Worth it for the transformation scene alone (which made me immediately want to watch "The Thing.")
  13. The Thing
    Probably my favorite horror movie.
  14. The House of the Devil
    Nails the aesthetic of 80s horror, which wouldn't be enough on it's own, but its also a solid piece of slow-burn horror.
  15. You're Next
    Not bad! Mostly watched this because it's the same director as "the Guest."
  16. The first five minutes of Corpse Bride
    ...and then I just got sad it wasn't Nightmare Before Christmas so I turned it off.
  17. The Descent
    Maybe my favorite of the month. Puts in the time to develop characters/relationships, and then lets all hell break loose. Almost doesn't need the "horror" element.
  18. Black Sunday (1960)
    Getting into some cult classics! Visually amazing black and white Italian horror directed by Mario Bava.
  19. Over the Garden Wall
    Okay I know, this is a mini series and it's not horror, but it's still perfect for October viewing so chill!