Hello again! 🦇
To get myself back in the groove of writing in this blog, I thought I'd do a quick and fun post about some of my favorite horror movies. When it comes to my taste in horror, I'd say it's really all over the place. I like "quality" horror movies that are technically good cinema, and I like cheesy 80s movies. In fact, I think I like "bad" 80s horror more than ever before.
A lot of horror gets a bad rep for being corny, but to that I say -- that's what the genre is all about! I also think a lot of movies we think of as "bad" can actually have more to say than you might think. But I don't think horror needs to be high-brow to have value, and the value can be in the shock, the camp, and the sheer love put into it. Anyways, my boyfriend and I have been making a point of getting through classic horror franchises the last few spooky seasons — every Friday the 13th, every Nightmare, and so on.
I've fallen more and more in love with horror with every passing year so without further ado, here are some of my favorites that I recommend for this Halloween. I decided just to stick to 5, because I couldn't possibly name all my favorites.
1. Friday the 13th franchise —Yes, every single one.
2. Fright Night
3. Noroi: The Curse
5. Scream 4
Why didn't I pick Scream 1? Cause this one is my favorite, sorry! The original Scream is incredible and I'll always love my homoerotic killer boyfriends, but Scream 4 absolutely bamboozled me. I don't want to say too much because you really have to watch it, but it's definitely the most solid sequel in the franchise.
Like I said, there are too many other movies I could name, but some honorable mentions that didn't make the cut are Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, RINGU, The Exorcist I and III, the Candyman remake, and Bram Stoker's Dracula (barely a horror but still a favorite).
This year my boyfriend and I plan on getting through the entire Hellraiser franchise, so maybe I'll make post about that at some point. This October I definitely plan on watching a ton of horror, making spooky cocktails, and I want to try my hand at baking a coffin cake. I'm more in the season than ever before! Happy Halloween Season!