Last year, we began the Halloween season on September 21st. Fright-A-Thon is the highlight of Halloween season, and the annual Halloween Movie Marathon is an important part of that. This year, we’re not messing around, Halloween season starts on September 1st. Starting today, and going all the way up to October 31st, you’ll have double features, triple features, creature features, famous directors, infamous directors, well-known classics, and some obscure horror flicks to dive into. If you need a complete schedule for a movie every single day of the new Halloween season, this is your one-stop shop. You can check out the 2021 Halloween Movie Marathon: Double Feature Palooza here.

The change from August 31st to September 1st signifies something. It signifies a change to crisp air rolling in. The blinding light of summer fades away into orange and black tones. The march to Halloween begins. That creepy feeling at the back of your neck picks up just a little bit more each day as you get closer to the inevitable festival of horror.

Being a list of horror movies that spans the Halloween season, even with the extra girth added by expanding the list to September 1st, some will get left off. That’s the beauty of being a horror hound though, you can always watch another movie. Sleep is for the dead. So sit back, grab some Jack O’Lanterns, popcorn, and whatever else makes your horror movie viewing experience better, and get watching for 2022 Fright-A-Thon: Attack Of The Late Series Sequels.

September 1st: Psycho (1960)

Without Psycho, we might not have a good portion of the horror movies we all love and enjoy today. Alfred Hitchcock brought terror to the mainstream and shocked plenty of people with this one. However, it goes even deeper than just the shower scene and a shocking twist. Anthony Perkins‘s performance as Norman Bates is chilling and gave plenty of folks an outlet for their own sexuality in the years to come. Start off the season right with one of the best horror flicks ever made.

September 2nd: Manhunter

We wrote about Manhunter for the first ever Fright-A-Thon back in 2020, but the movie gets better and better the more I watch it. It might not be the *best* Hannibal Lecktor (spelled like that in this movie), but Brian Cox‘s schoolboy charm and biting wit set Anthony Hopkins up to give the performance of a lifetime in Silence of the Lambs. Michael Mann‘s directing and a haunting soundtrack make this one a perfect “early Halloween” film.

September 3rd: Scream (1996)

Scream always feels like the opening of Fall. We’re in the early days of September, but this one will bring anyone back to that time when school was in session and anything could happen. Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson teaming up as director and writer on this one absolutely smashed any notions of horror movies, and reset the cycle of how we think about horror. The Scream franchise starts here, and there is no better Saturday night horror movie than this.

September 4th: Hocus Pocus

We’re only three movies down, but it’s time for a palate cleanser. With a sequel finally coming out later in the year, Hocus Pocus is perfect for anyone. it’s family-friendly, but has enough for the adults, and people of my generation are so nostalgic for it. Check this one out before the sequel releases on September 30th. Time for the Sanderson Sisters to rise again.

September 5th: The Amityville Horror (1979)

Since we’ve got some late franchise sequels as a theme for this year’s marathon, we have to start off where ALL the terrible Amityville Horror sequels come from. James Brolin and Margot Kidder go through absolute hell in this movie. If Halloween and Friday the 13th get all the credit for kickstarting the slasher craze, the Amityville Horror doesn’t get enough credit for kickstarting ghosts and general horror for widespread audiences. This one led to dozens and dozens of public domain sequels.

September 6th: Ice Cream Man

Now for our first out-there horror flick. Clint Howard stars as a murderous ice cream man that feeds people ice cream made of insects and human body parts. It’s 100% camp. If the thought of Clint Howard as an ice cream man won’t get you to sign up, nothing else will. It also stars David Naughton, David Warner, baseball star Steve Garvey, and Jan-Michael Vincent. Grab this one on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome or check out The Last Drive-In episode on Shudder.

September 7th: Girls Nite Out

It’s early September, which means we’re all going back to school. This section of the marathon is devoted to school or late summer-based horror flicks. Girls Nite Out might take place in the Winter, but it’s the perfect one to get back into that mindset of college. A murderer is out on the loose during a scavenger hunt and they have connections to a previous set of murders from years ago. This one is pretty charming and a nice look into the early slasher genre. Grab the excellent Arrow Video release to watch this one.

September 8th: All-American Murder

There might be a few repeats on this list from last year or the year before, but I’ll always sing the praises of All-American Murder. It’s a great example of American Giallo-style horror. You get Christopher Walken chewing up scenery like no other and some really grisly kills. Tie it all together with a fantastically cheesy soundtrack and someone getting their bottom half blown off with a grenade. Watch the Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray release for the best version possible.

September 9th: Frankenhooker

Frank Henenlotter gives us one of the most cult-favorite horror flicks ever in Frankenhooker. If you haven’t seen this one and the title didn’t immediately make your ears perk up, I don’t know what will. The tagline “A terrifying tale of sluts and bolts” is only a small piece of the pie here. You need to see this one to believe it. Grab the Synapse Films release on Blu-ray.

September 10th: The Evil Dead (1981)/Evil Dead (2013)

Does a remake count in regards to a late-series sequel? I’m going to count Evil Dead because, while it’s a remake, it changes enough from the original to stand out. Also, the remake is absolutely brutal and awesome. The Evil Dead is a horror classic, it’s what set off Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell‘s careers, and we owe plenty to the little horror movie cabin that could.

September 11th: Brotherhood of the Wolf

If you haven’t seen Brotherhood of the Wolf, this movie whips wholesale ass, like buying bulk ass at Costco, and absolutely kicking all of it. We get some excellent creature effects, martial arts, fighting, and it all ties up with a nice period-piece horror flick. Don’t disregard this one because it’s in French, throw those subtitles on and hit the ground running.

September 12th: The Howling/An American Werewolf In London

Now for two movies that are often compared to one another. Instead of trying to pit them against each other, just watch them back to back and enjoy some of the absolute best creature and makeup effects in horror history. You get two pretty different takes on the werewolf genre with The Howling going for more horror and An American Werewolf In London going for more horror-comedy. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these two.

September 13th: Lord Of Illusions

Clive Barker hasn’t had a fair shake with some of his movies, he got meddled with on Nightbreed and he got meddled with on Lord Of Illusions. This movie is his last directorial effort and it’s one of the best adaptations of his work ever. Scott Bakula takes Harry D’Amour to new levels from Barker’s novels and steals the show. Daniel von Bargen plays a great villain. There isn’t a great Blu-ray release for this movie, other than the out-print-and-egregiously-expensive Scream Factory release. Find the Director’s Cut on streaming or to rent, and you’ll have a great time.

September 14th: Society

Society is known for the finale, but the ride to get to that point is just as good as the ending of the film. This one is a late ’80s classic from Brian Yuzna, who also worked on the Re-Animator series (more on that later). With plenty of commentary on the social elite, our Twitter-driven lives could learn a bit from this film.

September 15th: The Black Phone

The Black Phone had a wild time actually getting to audiences with a couple of delays, but it’s gone on to be a massive success at the box office and on streaming. Ethan Hawke, C. Robert Cargill, and Scott Derrickson craft an emotional powerhouse of a thriller/horror movie that feels a lot like a Stephen King adaptation, but it’s from his son, Joe Hill. Check this one out on Blu-ray or on Peacock!

September 16th: The Monster Squad

“Wolfman’s got nards!”

That quote from The Monster Squad should make you want to watch it by itself. But this combines two loves of horror, the classic Universal Monsters and kids finding out about said monsters. It’s an early Shane Black script with Fred Dekker co-writing and directing. This has tons of heart and soul, and is a-okay for any age to watch along.

September 17th: A Nightmare On Elm Street

What more can be said about Wes Craven‘s masterpiece? A Nightmare On Elm Street is my favorite horror series out there, so it only makes sense that we’d get some entries on the list. If you’re gonna watch some late-series sequels along with it, you’ll need some context. I couldn’t fit Dream Warriors on this list, but you’ll want to watch that, and the rest of the series. Speaking of the rest of the series…

September 18th: A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master/A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

These two sequels to A Nightmare On Elm Street aren’t as good as the first or the third films in the series, but they have plenty to offer. Alice takes over as the heroine against Freddy here, and between her awesome performance, Robert Englund, and the great-looking gothic style, these two might not be perfect, but they’re great setups for Halloween season.

September 19th: M

Now for a “proto-horror” movie, M from Fritz Lang is one of the best examples of black and white cinema out there. M dives deep into the scariest thing on planet Earth, humanity. A child murderer evades law enforcement, so other criminals join in on the manhunt. Anyone and everyone on the street could help catch the suspect played excellently by Peter Lorre. Grab the Criterion Collection Blu-ray for a stunning picture quality.

September 20th: Ticks/Drop Dead Fred

Now for a sort of throwback/more light-hearted double feature. Ticks harkens back to those classic creature features of the ’40s and ’50s with creature effects that will gross you out. Local marijuana farmers have created mutated ticks through the use of herbal steroids and a group of inner-city problem teens have to deal with the fallout. Drop Dead Fred might not be strictly defined as horror but it’s got some elements and it’s nice and playful for a palate cleanse. It’s got a hell of a cast including the late great Rik Mayall, Phoebe Cates, Tim Matheson, and Carrie Fisher. Grab both of these in special editions from Vinegar Syndrome.

September 21st: Child’s Play

Because we have some later sequels to the Child’s Play/Chucky series on the marathon this year, you have to go back to the original. Tom Holland (not Spider-Man) was on a roll in the later ’80s with this and Fright Night. This might be the most frightening version of Chucky we’re ever going to get, but the genesis for those dark comedic elements is there in this film as well. Everyone has to start somewhere, see where Chucky started.

September 22nd: Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers

September 22nd is the first official day of Fall and there’s only one movie that I can think of to kick off the actual season. The opening of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is everything that autumn is. Go watch it in 4K on the excellent Scream Factory release of Halloween 4. Not only does this movie fit in right with the best of the Halloween series, but it’s a nice place to kick off Fall.

September 23rd: Psycho II/Psycho III

We’re all about late series sequels here this year, how about two sequels that come more than twenty years after the first Psycho? These two follow Norman Bates and Anthony Perkins is back and his performances get more and more unhinged as the series goes on. At this point Norman Bates is a queer horror icon, we’re celebrating his batshit performances in Psycho II and Psycho III during the marathon. Psycho III in particular veers into a more traditional ’80s slasher affair. They’ve got some Collector’s Edition versions from Scream Factory on Blu-ray.

September 24th: FleshEater

Does FleshEater count as a sequel to Night of the Living Dead? Well, Bill HInzman played the first zombie in Night of the Living Dead and he made this film in 1988. It’s not a “pretty” film, but it gets the job done and has a sort of low-budget charm. A zombie outbreak happens while a group of college students are on an overnight hayride. This is another in the long line of “zomb-ploitation” films. Grab the recent 4K from Vinegar Syndrome!

September 25th: Phantom Of The Opera/Dance Macabre

These are both in similar veins to one another with Robert Englund. Dance Macabre was originally developed as a sequel to Phantom Of The Opera. They both have Robert Englund as the highlights across them and they should finalize those back-to-school feelings that September permeates. This string of “Freddy” killer movies that Englund did after A Nightmare On Elm Street is still well worth a watch if you can find them.

September 26th: The Initiation

So you pledged to a fraternity or a sorority, this is usually around the time that the pledges get separated from the rest. It stars the late Clu Gulager, Vera Miles, and Daphne Zuniga. If you had to go through pledge week, you’ll love this one. The mall that the finale happens at is unsettling and a great set piece for a horror movie.

September 27th: Hellraiser/Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Clive Barker took the world by storm with Hellraiser and the sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II builds upon the narrative in that film. Both have a great performance by Ashley Laurence as Kirsty. The best part about these two movies is that they give you a taste of what the cenobites are made of, but nothing more. The real evil here is Julia (played by Clare Higgins in both films). Just in time for the new Hellraiser film on Hulu, these are great watches.

September 28th: Amityville: The Evil Escapes/Amityville 1992: It’s About Time

I was staring at a box-set I own with four of the late series Amityville movies. These are still mainline titles and haven’t quite reached the level of “public domain” sequels we have these days. Some might skip over these because they’re so late in the series, but that would be a mistake, these two are the best of the bunch and feature some pretty decent effects and stories.

September 29th: Bride of Re-Animator/Beyond Re-Animator

The Re-Animator series has been dormant for a long time, but the work that Brian Yuzna did on the series after Stuart Gordon’s excellent start is close to as good as it gets for a sequel. Bride of Re-Animator ups the ante with more gore, more effects, and more Herbert West. Beyond Re-Animator happened much later but still captures some of the magic this series has. Is it too much to ask Jeffrey Combs to don the glasses and lab coat one last time?

September 30th: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

My Best Friend’s Exorcism is brand new to Prime Video on this day, and if Grady Hendrix‘s novel is any indication, we’re in for a treat. It has a 1980’s setting all about a lake vacation gone bad when girls find a demon waiting for them in an abandoned house. Elsie Fisher cements herself as a new generation horror star with a turn in this film and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It looks like it’s got some comedic tones to it and a killer soundtrack might make this a genre classic for years to come. Check it out on Prime Video.

October 1st: Trick ‘r Treat

This spot was the hardest one for me to decide on. I wanted to put something here that truly encapsulates what the Halloween season means. Well, Trick ‘r Treat does that about as well as any other movie out there. Sam and the rest of the characters in this anthology-style film gives an excellent start to the meat of the Halloween season. Now we just need a Trick ‘r Treat sequel.

October 2nd: Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)/Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

Time for one of the most unsettling double features you can do. Texas Chain Saw Massacre is just as horrifying and grimy as it was in 1974. The sequel, Texas Chainsaw Massacre might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the bus massacre in this one is worth the price of admission alone. Seeing Sally Hardesty return to fight Old Man Leatherface was a real treat. David Blue Garcia took on one of the hardest tasks of making a direct sequel to one of the best horror movies of all time.

October 3rd: Life Force

Vampires in space directed by Tobe Hooper. What more do I need to say? Watch it.

October 4th: From Beyond

Stuart Gordon makes another appearance on the list with From Beyond. This one is another classic H.P. Lovecraft tale all about a machine called the Resonator that can bring us beings from other dimensions. Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs swap character archetype here with Combs playing almost like a damsel in distress. It also has an excellent prequel series called The Resonator that you can watch on Amazon Prime if you enjoy this movie.

October 5th: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark/Elvira’s Haunted Hills

It’s not Halloween season without Elvira. Mistress of the Dark sees Elvira inherit a rundown mansion in a small town that doesn’t want to see her there. It’s Elvira vs. a bunch of small-town hicks, and that’s completely awesome. Haunted Hills takes a trip back in time to 1851 where Elvira stops off at a haunted castle owned by Vladimir Hellsubus. If you love the humor of Elvira, these two will be right in your wheelhouse.

October 6th: Child’s Play 2/Child’s Play 3

Child’s Play 2 and 3 up the ante when it comes to Chucky. We get more bloodshed, more kills, and really the end of an era for the character. The sequels after this are awesome, but they took Chucky to a new place when it comes to his character. If you’re in for just straight-up slasher Chucky, these two are an excellent double feature.

October 7th: House (1985)

House bridges the gap between horror and comedy better than most films out there. It has plenty of creative talent behind it with Steve Miner directing, Sean S. Cunningham producing, Fred Dekker providing a story, and a cast that includes William Katt and George Wendt. A struggling writer inherits a mansion from his aunt and a nosy neighbor combined with ghosts that kidnap his son providing the horror elements for this movie.

October 8th: Night Of The Creeps/Night Of The Demons

There has to be a “Night Of The” double feature at least once a year. What better way to celebrate than the criminally underrated Night of the Creeps. If you love Tom Atkins as much as I do, you’ll love this blend of college comedy and alien/zombie horror. Night of the Demons also gives a horrific look into demonic possession when a group of teens gets trapped in an old funeral parlor. Now I just need to get myself the Tom Atkins NECA figure from Night of the Creeps.

October 9th: Ready Or Not/Scream (2022)

Radio Silence has upended the horror genre and they started off with Ready Or Not. I will sing the praises of this film until every horror fan has seen it. Wake up people, Samara Weaving is here, she’s your new Queen of Horror. Ready Or Not has some of the best dark humor in recent memory and combines that with an ingenious plot/performances from the entire cast. Scream (2022) on the other hand, reinvigorated that franchise for a new generation while absolutely dumpstering toxic fans and the new rules of horror movies.

October 10th: Night Of The Demons 2/Return Of The Living Dead Part II

You’ve definitely seen the first films in these series, but how about the second movies? Night of the Demons 2 and Return of the Living Dead Part II give you more of the same as the first films. They both have some of the same actors, and similar-ish plots. Night of the Demons 2 brings back Angela as the central demon and ups the ante with an even crazier set of effects and plot. Return of the Living Dead Part II isn’t as good as the first but the zombie action on display is top-notch.

October 11th: Werewolves Within

This was one of the biggest surprises in 2021. Somehow a video game-based horror movie is GOOD! Well, Werewolves Within is not only good, it’s absolutely fantastic. Kind of like a Knives Out murder mystery got mixed with werewolves. Sam Richardson is eminently charming in the lead role with Milana Vayntrub also giving a star-making performance. The werewolves here are pretty damn good-looking as well.

October 12th: Last Night In Soho

Edgar Wright‘s mind-bending thriller came out in 2021 and follows an aspiring fashion designer who can mysteriously enter the 1960s where she encounters a singer and some other sinister forces at work. Without spoiling anything, this is a great example of a modern horror-thriller.

October 13th: Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives/Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood/Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Halloween and Friday the 13th are both vying for the longest-running horror franchises. This selection of films fits in where Jason really started going superhuman in his kills and actions. If you’ve seen Stranger Things, then The New Blood might as well be Eleven fighting Jason. There’s some excellent stunt work on display and Jason really gets messed up. Jason Lives might be my favorite in the entire series. Jason Takes Manhattan is not necessarily good, but it’s hilariously fun. So it has that going for it.

October 14th: Halloween Kills/Halloween Ends

This is the “end” for the Halloween franchise. Except we all know that it isn’t. Michael Myers might return down the line, or they’ll head down a path like Halloween III with anthology stories. Whatever they decide to do, it’s going out on a bang. Halloween Kills was one of the most absolutely brutal slasher movies I’ve seen in a long time with Michael Myers getting f*cked up and dealing plenty of damage himself. Halloween Ends releases day in date with theaters on Peacock, so you can check that out there.

October 15th: Evil Dead II/Army Of Darkness

It’s not a Halloween Movie Marathon without Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. Ash Williams is one of the greatest horror characters ever created and you get plenty of his transformation from a whiny boy in The Evil Dead to a full-blown action star in Army of Darkness. Just make sure to watch the extended version.

October 16th: John Carpenter’s Vampires/Near Dark

Vampires and Westerns don’t really go hand in hand, but with these two movies, you get western styling with horror plots. John Carpenter’s Vampires might not be his most well-regarded movie but it’s a solid flick. Near Dark needs to be seen by more horror fans and a good Blu-ray or 4K release would go a long way in making this into the stone-cold classic it deserves to be.

October 17th: Phenomena

Although the poster might say Creepers, the movie is known as Phenomena. Dario Argento is the Italian master of horror and this one is pretty strange, but it makes the list because like the poster also says “Featuring Music By Iron Maiden and Motorhead”. It’s also got Donald Pleasence and Jennifer Connelly solving a string of grisly murders. It’s not your traditional horror flick and it’s even better because of that.

October 18th: Demons/Demons 2

Now here’s where we’re talking about Dario Argento. Demons and Demons 2 are written by Argento but directed by Lamberto Bava. Both have people trapped in either a movie theater or a 10-story high rise being assaulted by demons. Combine it with trademark Italian style horror with some great gore effects and it’s one of the best double features you can rock.

October 19th: House II: The Second Story/The Horror Show/House IV

The House series made some pit-stops along the way with House III not even really being part of the series except by name. They never get as close to the horror-comedy blend of the first film, but there are some great performances among these three films including Lance Henriksen and Brion James in House III: The Horror Show. The Horror Show could easily go with our “killers coming back from the grave” double feature.

October 20th: The Thing From Another World (1951)/The Thing (1982)

The Thing is my favorite movie ever, so it just has to make the list, even if I’ve put it on previous marathons. The Thing From Another World is a fantastic example and showcases that horror movies work no matter what time they were made. It’s tense, it shows the paranoia and the creature in the film is just as scary as ever. John Carpenter‘s version of the film is effects-heavy and amps up the paranoia to 11. Give both a watch and bask in the glory of Hawks and Carpenter.

October 21st: Maniac Cop/Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch

This is what we like to call Tom Atkins-fest. You get double the dose of Tom Atkins mustache in these two movies. And yes, Halloween III: Season of the Witch absolutely kicks ass. It has masks, Stonehenge, random lingerie, Tom Atkins banging babes, and of course a really really dark ending. It should have been the powder keg that set off a new branch of the Halloween series, but audiences couldn’t wrap their head around Michael Myers not being in it. Call it Season of the Witch and you might have a classic in the making.

Maniac Cop on the other hand has a fantastic bait and switch with the stars of the film and features Bruce Campbell AND Tom Atkins. You can’t get much better than that for your money.

October 22nd: Fright Night

Fright Night is the best vampire movie of the ’80s. Sue me.

A vampire moves in next door to Charley, and he starts messing with his life. Charley then goes to the only person he knows that can deal with a vampire, the great Vampire Hunter Peter Vincent (played by Roddy McDowall). Together they have to fight Jerry Dandrige (played by Chris Sarandon) and save Charley’s girlfriend and friend Ed. It’s a wonderful slice of the ’80s with costume design and music that’ll take you right back to that decade.

October 23rd: Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead would really be the perfect film to start off a November 1st section of this marathon, it’s not a Thanksgiving movie, but it definitely captures that late Fall vibe from the imagery and plot on display. Lance Henriksen is in this one and he gets more than he bargained for when a vengeful demon named Pumpkinhead terrorizes his town. Stan Winston directs this one which means that the creature effects are among the best ever. Hope that it’s a little chilly so you can cuddle up with a blanket while watching this one.

October 24th: The First Power/Shocker

Two horror movies all about killers coming back from the dead to terrorize those who put them away. These have pretty different tones though, Shocker was Wes Craven trying to separate himself from the success of A Nightmare On Elm Street and start a new franchise. The First Power gives us a chilling performance by Jeff Kober as Patrick Channing. Lou Diamond Phillips and Tracy Griffith have some solid chemistry as Russell Logan and the psychic Tess Seaton.

October 25th: Intruder

Intruder has some MAJOR false advertising putting Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi‘s names on the poster, but this is a great slasher film set in a grocery store. It was heavily censored so make sure you’re watching the right cut of the film, but this has some great performances and a fun idea.

October 26th: Maniac Cop 2/Maniac Cop 3

Maniac Cop 2 and 3 both had some issues and aren’t as polished as the first film, though they still give us plenty of great horror-action. The William Lustig and Larry Cohen combo here is on full display. Maniac Cop 3 was plagued by issues throughout production. It’s astounding how it got made in the first place, but it’s a worthy watch especially combined with the second film.

October 27th: Mayhem

Joe Lynch crafts a virus-plagued story with Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving that is balls to the wall insane. A virus breaks out in a law office that causes people to act out their wildest impulses and go nuts. It’s like Die Hard-ish, but with more bloodshed and crazy people.

October 28th: Willy’s Wonderland

Nicolas Cage doesn’t speak a word of dialogue in this movie and fights demonic animatronic animals. Once again, that’s all you need to know.

October 29th: Trick Or Treat/Studio 666

I love heavy metal, I spent good portions of the year writing about Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and more. So when you get something that brings together my love of heavy metal and horror movies, I get excited. Trick Or Treat and Studio 666 both give us horror stylings with heavy metal flair. Trick or Treat even features the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne.

October 30th: WNUF Halloween Special/Out There Halloween Mega Tape

WNUF is a recent phenomenon for me, I had no idea what it was up until I saw the Blu-ray released by Terror Vision, and holy crap, I was dumb for not watching this sooner. It’s a nostalgia trip down memory lane of a news broadcast gone wrong. That’s all I’ll say but we have a sequel coming out this year. So double feature them both to get ready for the big day tomorrow.

October 31st: Halloween (1978)/Halloween II

Grab your Jack O’Lanterns, get the candy ready for the trick or treaters, wait for the sun to go down, and put on John Carpenter‘s absolute classic. Like the day itself, Halloween seems to drift by, slowly building toward the ultimate release of tension at the end of the film. Once you’ve reached the point where Michael Myers seems to have escaped, grab the second movie and let the night drift by even more. Once you’re done, and sufficiently filled with candy, you won’t regret it.

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