Scary Movie October Review

Somehow I finished my list a day early! It turns out a few days of watching back-to-back movies is a good way to burn through a lot somewhat quickly.

This was a really fun exercise. Like most people I can get into a bit of a rut when it comes to media I consume, so being forced to watch things I'd never choose to watch on my own was really refreshing. It was also nice to have a completely zero risk, no stress project. Most of what I do outside of work has at least some pressure. This was none of that.

Monster Movies

It turns out old monster movies are absolutely great! I liked some of them so much I'm definitely going to delve into this genre a bit more. My favorites:

  1. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  2. Godzilla (1954)
  3. Dracula (1931)

Some of them weren't great though. The Fly (1958) and The Invisible Man (1933) were both pretty slow and boring.

Modern Gore

I don't like gore, but there were a few here that were actually pretty decent.

  1. The Loved Ones (2012)
  2. Ready or Not (2019)
  3. Possessor: Uncut (2020)

Modern Scary

When I think of scary movies I think of things like The Ring and The Orphanage, neither of which were on this list. Sometimes these modern generation of scary movies can stick with me a bit, so I was glad I didn't have to watch 50 of them. Here were my favorites:

  1. The Witch (2016)
  2. Hereditary (2018)
  3. Relic (2020)

Artful Films

There were a couple movies that were unexpectedly beautiful movies. I really enjoy movies with a lot of style, so these were great surprises.

  1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
  2. Let the Right One In (2008)
  3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)