A Month of Horror!

If you know me, you know I’m a film fan and that I will watch pretty much anything. The only exception are horror films. I’m really not keen on those.

I have watched some, just not the big classics of the last 40 years; Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Friday the 13th etc etc. The recent trend for ‘torture porn’ has also passed me by; Saw for example.

It being October and the run up to Halloween, it is common for film fans to watch a lot of horror this month. So I thought I would too. Even though I’ve listed four film franchises already, none of those are on my list to watch this month. Nightmare on Elm Street was but there are 7 films in the series and I would like to see them all, so I’m leaving that out for the moment.

What I’ve decided to do, is pick 31 films from the past 31 years, that way I can see I wider ranger of films.

  1. Christine (1983)
  2. Children of the Corn (1984)
  3. Re-Animator (1985)
  4. The Fly (1986)
  5. Hellraiser (1987)
  6. Child’s Play (1988)
  7. Pet Sematary (1989)
  8. Arachnophobia (1990)
  9. The People Under The Stairs (1991)
  10. Candyman (1992)
  11. Leprechaun (1993)
  12. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)
  13. Species (1995)
  14. Scream (1996)
  15. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
  16. The Faculty (1998)
  17. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  18. American Psycho (2000)
  19. The Others (2001)
  20. Ghosts of Mars (2002)
  21. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  22. Dawn of The Dead (2004)
  23. The Descent (2005)
  24. The Wicker Man (2006)
  25. The Mist (2007)
  26. The Strangers (2008)
  27. Drag Me To Hell (2009)
  28. Piranha (2010)
  29. Fright Night (2011)
  30. The Woman in Black (2012)
  31. Evil Dead (2013)

Along with the 31 films I’ve picked, I also have a ‘mental’ list of films I’d like to see, if I can fit them in.

  1. The Fly (1958)
  2. Child’s Play 2 (1990)
  3. Child’s Play 3 (1991)
  4. Bride of Chucky (1998)
  5. Seed of Chucky (2004)
  6. Curse of Chucky (2013)
  7. Scream 2 (1997)
  8. Scream 3 (2000)
  9. Scream 4 (2011)
  10. The Wicker Man (1973)
  11. Species 2 (1998)
  12. The Shining (1980)
  13. Eyes Without a Face (1960)
  14. The Evil Dead (1981)
  15. Evil Dead II (1987)
  16. Army of Darkness (1992)
  17. Piranha (1978)

As you’ve not doubt noticed the majority of those are sequels or the originals of films in the 31.

My intention is to watch a film a day, in the order they are listed, anything over that is a bonus. It being the 5th of October as I write this, I have already made a start.

I’m tracking what I’ve seen on Letterboxd, where I’m ranking all the horror films I see (the 31 + others) in order of entertainment I get from them (most to least). I you’d like to see my progress then the list is here.