October Countdown: 31 Fantastic Films to Make Your Halloween Scream, #20


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, here’s the next entry in my list of 31 excellent movies for Halloween Night—or whenever you’re looking for a frightfully good time.

My recommendation for October 20th is… The Loved Ones.

Official Synopsis: When Brent turns down his classmate Lola’s invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

With a 98% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you’d think that The Loved Ones is one of the most revered and celebrated Horror films ever made—which makes the fact that it languishes in relative obscurity a mystery (and a goddamn shame). This movie is the epitome of “Ozsploitation” (Australian Horror), a film that is brutal and vivid, with a wicked sense of humor. Even a jaded gore-hound like myself was pleasantly stunned by the graphic FX and relentless violence. You may never be able to look at a mousey high school girl the same way. The Loved Ones has a good chance of being the film I actually watch on Halloween—because it’s just fucking awesome. NOT for the faint of heart!


List so far:

  1. American Mary
  2. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  3. Botched
  4. Cabin Fever
  5. Chop
  6. The Cottage
  7. Dark City
  8. Dawn of the Dead (2004 Remake)
  9. Dead Snow
  10. Drag Me To Hell
  11. End of the Line
  12. Evil Dead
  13. Excision
  14. Feast
  15. Fido
  16. Frankenstein’s Army
  17. Frontier(s)
  18. The Hills Run Red
  19. Idle Hands
  20. The Loved Ones

About Saucy Josh

I write a blog for intelligent Horror movie aficionados called Blood and Guts for Grown Ups: https://bloodandgutsforgrownups.wordpress.com/ View all posts by Saucy Josh

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