We’re back for yet another October horror film festival. Similar to last year, I’ve decided to embark upon another October chalk full of horror films. Last year, I was able to get through all 31 films on my list. I made some amendments to that list that I failed to mention in my post; specifically the trilogy of Roman Polanski films which needed spots on the list. This year, I removed a few films and added some (including films from 2017). I used the same criteria as last year except I removed the films that I felt didn’t hold up. That said let’s talk about what’s new for 2018.
- The Birds (1963) – Doesn’t hold up; don’t @ me.
- Eraserhead (1977) – Although I enjoyed it, it didn’t meet the initial criteria and was removed in order to make room for a new wild card film.
- Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) – Slow, hella boring; Next!
- Dead Alive (1992) – It’s possible I didn’t understand this one; but I wasn’t a fan at all.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – my wild card entry for 2018.
- An American Werewolf in London (1981) – I go through and ensure that I have the latest up to date ratings on these films, this year this film made the cut.
- Under the Shadow (2016) – I somehow missed this in 2017; I added it this year.
- Get Out (2017) – An obvious addition to the list from 2017.
So again, here are the films I’ll be watching every day in October in the order I’ll be watching them:
|The cabinet of dr. Caligari||1920||German silent horror||Robert Wiene|
|Psycho||1960||American psychological horror||Alfred Hitchcock|
|Repulsion||1965||British Psychological Horror||Roman Polanski|
|Night of the Living dead||1968||American independent horror||George A. Romero|
|Rosemary’s Baby||1968||American psychological horror||Roman Polanski|
|The Exorcist||1973||American psychological horror||William Friedkin|
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre||1974||American Horror||Tobe Hooper|
|The Tenant||1976||Psychological horror||Roman Polanski|
|Dawn of the Dead||1978||American independent zombie horror||George A. Romero|
|Halloween||1978||American independent slasher||John Carpenter|
|Alien||1979||British-American science fiction horror||Ridley Scott|
|The Shining||1980||British-American psychological horror||Stanley Kubrick|
|The Evil Dead||1981||American supernatural horror||Sam Raimi|
|An American Werewolf In London||1981||British-American horror comedy||John Landis|
|The Thing||1982||American science-fiction horror||John Carpenter|
|A Nightmare on elm street||1984||American supernatural slasher||Wes Craven|
|Aliens||1986||American science fiction action horror||James Cameron|
|Evil Dead II||1987||American comedy horror||Sam Raimi|
|Misery||1990||American psychological thriller||Rob Reiner|
|Silence of the Lambs||1991||American horror-thriller||Jonathan Demme|
|The Sixth Sense||1999||American supernatural horror-thriller||M. Night Shyamalan|
|The Devil’s Backbone||2001||Spanish-Mexican gothic horror||Guillermo del Toro|
|Shaun of the Dead||2004||British horror comedy||Edgar Wright|
|Let the Right One In||2008||Swedish romantic horror||Tomas Alfredson|
|Zombieland||2009||American zombie comedy||Ruben Fleischer|
|Black Swan||2010||American psychological thriller-horror||Darren Aronofsky|
|What We Do In the Shadows||2014||New Zealand mockumentary horror comedy||Jemaine Clement|
|Train to Busan||2016||zombie apocalypse action thriller||Yeon Sang-ho|
|The Wailing||2016||South Korean horror||Na Hong-jin|
|Under the Shadow||2016||Internationally co-Produced Horror||Babak Anvari|
|Get Out||2017||American Horror||Jordan Peele|