Are you looking to hang out with a few friends on Halloween night and watch a great horror flick? Every day in October, I’ll be suggesting a film that I believe will make for excellent Halloween viewing. Whether you’re an avid celebrator or a casual observer of the holiday, these films will convey the proper mood and spirit of October. In no particular order (and by no means a complete list), here are 31 excellent movies for Halloween Night—or whenever you’re looking for a frightfully good time. Enjoy!
My recommendation for October 4th is… Cabin Fever
Official Synopsis: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Before Hostel made Eli Roth a household name in Horror, he released this scrappy gross-out body-horror/black-comedy. Cabin Fever will definitely effect more squeamish viewers, but the crackling script and awesome ensemble cast will have you ROTFL. In between scenes of extreme gore, we meet a bevy of mad-cap characters: The racist General Store Owner, the young karate prodigy with a penchant for flap jacks, the hormonal young deputy, the modern-hippy stoner dude, and many others. Cabin Fever is also filled with some clever Easter Eggs for hard-core aficionados, with lines like, “Get the kit” and “Check the basement”. I can’t say that this film went on to become a brilliant franchise; Cabin Fever 2 was abysmal and this year’s Cabin Fever: Patient Zero was disappointing. But the original Cabin Fever is brilliant–destine to become a classic.
List so far…
1. American Mary
2. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
4. Cabin Fever