I did it! I watched 103 new-to-me horror movies from August to Halloween, beating the 100 horror films in 92 days challenge. I feel very accomplished, but now… I know of don’t know what to do with myself.
This month, I managed to accomplish my goal of watching some Asian films. Now I can safely say that I’m eager for more. I’m seeing Hausu, which looks joyously bonkers, next week at the cinema. And I haven’t even looked at the BFI’s programme for Japan 2021 yet. Please send along any recommendations.
Will I be doing this challenge next year? Hell no! But I’m glad I did it.
As someone who loves rewatching old favourites, this challenge is exactly what I needed to push myself out of my comfort zone. That being said, I’m feeling very burnt out. There have been many romantic comedies on the TV in the aftermath of Halloween.
73 Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021) dir. by Kirk R. Thatcher
74 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) dir. by Michael Chaves
75 There’s Someone Inside Your House (2021) dir. by Patrick Brice
76 The Haunting (1999) dir. by Jan de Bont
77 Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters (Yōkai Hyaku Monogatari) (1968) dir. by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
78 Nightbooks (2021) dir. by David Yarovesky
79 The Demon (1979) dir. by Percival Rubens
80 Under Wraps (2021) dir. by Alex Zamm
81 She-Wolf of London (1946) dir. by Jean Yarbrough
82 Halloween Party (1989) dir. by Dave Skowronski
A delightful SOV short about some kids at a Halloween party. Clearly just a group of friends making a movie together, and it’s pure magic. I’m desperate to know more about it. Watch it on YouTube here.
83 Rawhead Rex (1986) dir. by George Pavlou
84 All Hallows’ Eve (2013) dir. by Damien Leone
85 Hack-O-Lantern (1988) dir. by Jag Mundhra
86 Till Death (2021) dir. by S.K. Dale
87 Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare (Yōkai Daisensō) (1968) dir. by Yoshiyuki Kuroda
88 Seance (2021) dir. by Simon Barrett
89 Alone in the Dark (1982) dir. by Jack Sholder
90 Sinister (2012) dir. by Scott Derrickson
I watched this movie in broad daylight, and it still managed to unsettle me a lot. After watching it, I had to watch four episodes of the Babysitter’s Club just to feel slightly normal again.
91 Psycho Goreman (2020) dir. by Steven Kostanski
92 Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) dir. by Brett Sullivan
93 Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) dir. by Bernard L. Kowalski
94 Brain Damage (1988) dir. by Frank Henenlotter
95 Halloween II (1981) dir. by Rick Rosenthal
96 What’s the Matter With Helen? (1971) dir. by Curtis Harrington
97 Mon Mon Mon Monsters (Bào Gào Lǎo Shī ! Guài Guài Guài Guài Wù !) (2017) dir. by Giddens Ko
98 Cat People (1942) dir. by Jacques Tourneur
99 Bingo Hell (2021) dir. by Gigi Saúl Guerrero
100 Dementia 13 (1963) dir. by Francis Ford Coppola
101 Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) dir. by Shinya Tsukamoto
102 Veneciafrenia (2021) dir. by Álex de la Iglesia
I watched this Spanish film during the Halloween FrightFest. This was my favourite movie I watched in October. A gorgeous giallo-inspired story that follows a group of Spanish tourists during their holiday in Venice. It ticked all boxes for me. Fantastic on the big screen.
103 Halloween Kills (2021) dir. by David Gordon Green