It's Halloween! In honour of the occasion I took on the 30 Day Horror Film Challenge - here are the results, handily condensed into a single blog post.
1. First Horror Film You Saw
2. Last Horror Film You Saw
From Hell, 2001. It wasn't very good, but it did have Johnny Depp looking like this which was, I felt, suitable recompense.
3. Favourite Homegrown Horror
4. Favourite Foreign Language Horror Film
The Orphanage, 2007. Creepy and weepy.
5. Favourite Horror Sequel
Halloween III: Season of the Witch, 1982. This film has little to nothing in common with any other in the Halloween franchise - and it's all the better for it.
6. Favourite Zombie Film
7. Favourite Horror Franchise
8. Favourite Anthology Film
11. Favourite Horror Film of the 1910s
12. Favourite Horror Film of the 1920s
Korkarlen, 1921. Known as The Phantom Carriage in English, this Swedish masterpiece really showcases what 1920s cinema was capable of. Just check out that ghost effect! Watch it on YouTube HERE.
13. Favourite Horror Film of the 1930s
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 1936. Tod Slaughter doing what he does best. You can watch it on YouTube HERE.
14. Favourite Horror Film of the 1940s
Dead of Night, 1945. Horror film production was banned in Britain during WW2, but this anthology film is a fitting comeback.
15. Favourite Horror Film of the 1950s
Night of the Demon, 1957. It's a classic for a reason.
16. Favourite Horror Film of the 1960s
The Witches, 1966. I love this Hammer Horror which even features a guest appearance from Sindy doll's boyfriend, Paul.
17. Favourite Horror Film of the 1970s
The Exorcist, 1973. The spider walk!
18. Favourite Horror Film of the 1980s
19. Favourite Horror Film of the 1990s
20. Favourite Horror Film of the 2000s
The Hole, 2001. I really liked the twist in the tale in this one. It's also great for pointing at the screen and going 'isn't that what's their name off what's it called?' Watch it on YouTube HERE.
21. Favourite Horror Film of the 2010s
22. Favourite Remake
23. Favourite Slasher
24. Worst Horror Film
25. Favourite Vampire Film
26. Favourite Horror Comedy
27. Most Gruesome Horror Film
Final Destination 3, 2006. This is really subjective because the film is only rated 15 but... it's the only horror film that's ever made me consider getting up and walking out of the cinema. The scene with the tanning bed made me feel so sick. I stayed put though, because my younger brother - who wasn't even legally old enough to be in the showing - was sat a few rows in front of me with his friends. My horror film street cred would have been trampled into the dust!
28. Horror Film You Wish More People Had Seen
Rawhead Rex, 1986. Don't be put off by the low budget monster; it doesn't feature for long and the rest of the film is a forgotten gem.
29. Favourite Horror Film Based on a Book
The Innocents, 1961. Brilliant movie based on Henry James' 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw. Watch it on YouTube HERE.
30. All time Favourite Horror Film
The Ring, 2002. Other films are better, it's true, but nothing has ever given me as many sleepless nights as Samara / Sadako climbing out of that well.
What's your favourite scary movie?
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