October Countdown: 31 Fantastic Films to Make Your Halloween Scream, #28

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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 28th is… Slither.

Official Synopsis: A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Brenda: “Something’s wrong with me!”

Those who know this film will agree: Slither never got he respect or acclaim it deserves as one of the best gross-out Horror Comedies ever made. Some people were turned off by the cover art; there were complaints that it looked like a Night of the Creeps rip-off and perhaps a general aversion to a movie about mutant slugs. But the slugs are just one aspect of a much larger alien invasion, essentially little drones doing the work of a much more substantial creature—one that must be seen to be believed. Michael Rooker is a comedy genius as small town big-wig Grant Grant, who is unlucky enough to make “first contact” with something otherworldly. Make no mistake, Slither is big budget Horror: The FX are incredible, as are the overall production and the caliber of both the actors and the script. If you like big laughs and nasty gags, Slither is perfect Halloween viewing!

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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
  21. The Mist
  22. Nightbreed
  23. The Others
  24. Otis
  25. Pet Sematary
  26. Return of the Living Dead
  27. Scream
  28. Slither
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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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