It's my favorite month of the year! I’m a big fan of horror movies. From slasher to B-movie, I love them all. I have this little tradition of watching as many as I can throughout October, so this was a fun prompt for me. Let’s get to it.
1. Scream: I love a final girl in horror, and Sidney Prescott is one of my favorites. This is one of those movies that I just automatically think everyone has seen, and I was mind blown when a friend of mine told me he hadn't. I think this is also a good starting point for the genre since it isn’t too over the top or scary.
2. Halloween: Speaking of final girls, is there a more iconic one than Laurie Strode? I feel like it’s a law that you have to watch this movie on Halloween night. I may not be a huge fan of most of the movies in this series, but this one will always be a fave.
3. Army of Darkness: Let’s be real, most of the time horror movies can be a bit much. That’s why I like to lighten things up with some horror-comedy. The Evil Dead movies are some of my absolute favorites because they don’t take themselves too seriously. They blend horror and humor so well, and a lot of that I think is down to Bruce Campbell and just how animated he is. While the first two movies have a bit more of a horror element, the third, Army of Darkness, amps up the humor to eleven and it’s just so ridiculous that I can’t help but love every minute of it.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street: I can never get over how much of a sass pot Freddy Krueger is. To me, a lot of ‘80s horror icons had some element of cheese to them, and I think Freddy is at the top of that list. He always had some sort of snappy comeback or one-liner that added a bit of lightness. Also, it has a young Johnny Depp who is a babe.
5. Creature from the Black Lagoon: My love of horror movies started when I was young thanks to the Universal Monster movies. Frankenstein and Creature were always my favorites, but the latter is a smidge higher up for the simple reason that things in the water terrify me. I hate the idea of not knowing what’s lurking beneath you, and I chalk that up to this movie and Jaws for why I will never go into any body of water higher than my ankles.
Do you like scary movies? If so, which is your favorite?