October Countdown: 31 Fantastic Films to Make Your Halloween Scream!!!


It’s Halloween and I’ve reached my goal: 31 posts in 31 days, each day in October, counting down fantastic film watching options for Halloween evening! Every film on this list, in my opinion, really captures the mood and spirit (no pun intended) of Halloween; while a few of the films I’ve suggested are really fucking scary, most are crowd pleasers sure to satisfy Horror fans and trick ‘r treaters alike. Another thing these films have in common? I own them all (and many many more)! So if anything I’ve written about really piqued your interest, come on over to my house tonight! We can have a Horror Movie Marathon!!!! Happy Halloween everyone! Have a blast and stay safe out there tonight!

My recommendation for October 31th and the final film on my list is… Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

Official Synopsis: Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil was a festival darling throughout 2010 & 2011, and made quite a few “Best Horror of the Year” lists. It’s a delicious madcap comedy, with a hell of a lot of heart. While nothing alike, T&DvE is thematically similar to another film on this list: Nightbreed. Both movies subvert the idea of what a monster/villain is, essentially flipping the script in terms of who is good and who is evil. It’s a reminder that first impressions are often deceiving and a poignant indicator of the vast cultural differences that exist in America. One person’s vicious slasher is another person’s cuddly teddy bear. It’s a good lesson and especially relevant on a night like Halloween when absolutely nothing is as it appears.


Thanks for sticking it out to the bitter end with me. I hope you’ve enjoyed the journey! Now, for the first time, here is the COMPLETE list:

31 Fantastic Horror Films to Make Your Halloween Scream!

  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
  29. The Strangers
  30. Trick ‘r Treat
  31. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

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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