Monday, October 3, 2016

The Halloween List

It’s my favorite time of the year! The air smells of falling leaves, the forest grows beautiful in color, the sunsets are richer, and all the cool movies show up on TV. I love Halloween from Jack O’Lanterns and costumes and candy for kids, to haunted house tours and the uptick in macabre media.

In the spirit of the season, I’ve made a little list of movies I want to catch up on this October. Most are from the last few years, as I’ve missed so many. I’ll be blogging my thoughts on them as I go along, and I invite you all to join me. The current list is:

  • The Final Girls
  • The Forest
  • The Wailing
  • Southbound
  • Pontypool
  • Green Room
  • He Never Died
  • Train to Busan
  • Flytrap
  • Under the Skin
  • It Follows
  • Mind's Eye
  • The Good Neighbor
  • Under the Shadow
  • The Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Tremors (a rewatch, to share the glory with a friend)
  • Don’t Breathe

While I’ll be doing thoughts-posts on 3-4 movies at a time, I want to devote a day to just Don’t Breathe. There’s so much to unpack, especially with the ableism it slams up against with its blind killer, and I am boiling over with thoughts.

I’ll be back Wednesday with thoughts on The Final Girls, The Forest, and The Wailing. For now: what are you reading and watching this October? And is there anything you’d recommend I add to my big list?


  1. Tremors is always a fun movie. An A grade B-grade monster film.
    We usually watch The Crow at some point during the month, if not Halloween night.

  2. We really don't do Halloween here, though the stores are encouring us to join in.
    And I don't do movies.
    Good luck, and have fun.

    1. I appreciate you sticking with me, EC! Though I'm curious why you don't participate in Halloween at all. Have you ever blogged about it?

    2. Halloween just isn't celebrated in Australia. Or wasn't. The stores are starting to stock 'scary masks' and pumpkins, but we have no tradition for it, and it doesn't seem to be catching on. Much.


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