Oct. 16, 2021

Halloween's 31 Days of Horror Movie Lists

Halloween's 31 Days of Horror Movie Lists

We're giving listeners 31 days of stories and movie discussion on our podcast this month so we thought we need to share our lists of "5 favorites" -- in 31 different categories! People, that's 155 movies to share with you. That's right, you read that correctly. Everyday on our Instagram page, you are being treated to a list of 5 movies, with no repeats. Trust, that was difficult to do since so many movies overlap into different categories and we're big fans of so many movies, but it was so much fun. 

Here are a couple of our lists for the month of October. To see all 31 days, head to our instagram and follow us so you don't miss out.

Best Monster Horror Movies

Yet another category to highlight all of our killer leads from other times, other worlds, the depths of the ocean, and creatures that maybe once were human or aren’t quite human anymore.

  1. The Host (2006)- I loved this family so much. The monster is a distant second and it’s still one of the best monster movies I’ve ever seen.

  2. Sweetheart (2019)- You’ve got a woman stranded on an island, fighting for survival, and in walks a scary sea monster. We covered this movie on our podcast and I’m telling y’all again, I don’t have it in me to fight as hard as this woman, to live.

  3. Troll Hunter (2010)- We stumbled upon this movie accidentally when looking for some fun B-horror and were gifted this fab monster movie. I didn’t expect any of it.

  4. The Descent (2005)- The movie is exciting from start to finish. Trapped and lost in a cave and throw in some humanoid creatures and you’ve got scary good times.

  5. The Babadook (2014)- This one is truly a great monster story. The kid’s screams, the book, the sounds, and look of this terrifying monster man, it got me good.

Best Horror Virus Outbreaks

So this is essentially Part 2 of the zombies category. Oh yeah, there's a Part 1. 31 Days of Lists...we're getting pretty specific here. And remember -- there are no repeats!

  1. Cooties (2014)- The chicken nuggets at an elementary school are contaminated and cause a zombie outbreak amongst the little kids and really, that’s just a whole bag of fun and good times right there. I would have added this to my creepy kids list but it’s all too funny.

  2. Pontypool (2008)- This film was adapted from a book and written as a motion picture and radio play. A virus in this Canadian town is being spread by certain words when spoken aloud. I love the environment and the tension and fear built up by the isolation of the radio station being cut off from the rest of the city and not knowing what is happening or being able to see any of it.

  3. The Crazies (2010)- Dalia and I both agreed on the remake, but please hear us out, lol! George A. Romero’s was a little too messed up for us. The remake is a bit too much on the Pg-13 side for me (although it’s rated R) but it leaves a lot to the imagination, which I enjoyed. The virus is in the water and causes disturbing side effects.

  4. Cabin Fever (2002)- It’s set in a cabin in the woods, weirdo locals, and a flesh-eating virus. The virus is gross and I love it. I wanted a lot of them to die (they’re not real people) and I was surprised with the ending. What’s funny about this film, is there’s a remake that’s pretty much the same thing. When I watched it, I was so confused, I was doubting my sanity a little.

  5. 28 Days Later (2002)- It’s superb. Dude wakes up from a coma and it’s all scary and empty everywhere. This virus was terrifying, spreading quickly and the infected are so fast and hardcore parkouring everywhere. Great stuff and always worth of a rewatch.

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