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October Countdown: 31 Fantastic Films to Make Your Halloween Scream, # 26

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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 are 31 excellent movies for Halloween Night—or whenever you’re looking for a frightfully good time. Enjoy!

My recommendation for October 26th is… Return of the Living Dead.

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The Top 10 Horror Comedies

Saucy Josh is… in a little bit of pain.  It’s not excruciating, but it’s bad enough to be hella distracting.  Hard to write…  Find out why at the end of this blog.

But it’s Friday, so I must soldier on…

The list is solid, though, and I’m not making excuses for its quality.  I put tons of thought into this list.  Horror Comedies, really good Horror comedies, are rare and don’t come along nearly as often as they ought to.  I think the term, Horror Comedy is actually thrown around way too often (we haven’t had a great one since 2009).  There are plenty of funny parts in scary movies and plenty of comedies with scary scenes, but a true Horror Comedy seeks to represent each genre with equal gusto.

See the list movies that will give you the biggest laughs while simultaneously freaking you out after the jump…

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The Top 10 Zombies in Film

Make sure you read the title of this article correctly.  This is NOT a list of my Top 10 favorite Zombie Films (the web is already awash in those).  This is my Top 10 favorite Zombie CHARACTERS in film.  I know it might be hard to get your brain around at first.  I mean, Zombies often appear in hordes of dozens or hundreds—sometimes even thousands!  How can one Undead differentiate himself from another?  It’s true that when you’ve seen a lot of Zombie movies, they all tend to sort of blur together.  But when you’re a true Horror aficionado, you start to notice some stand-outs, individual Zombies that have a unique look, or personality.  Some of them even have names!

Meet my 10 favorite flesh munchers after the jump…

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If They Gave Oscars for Horror Movies, Part I: 1980-1989

Happy Friday Every-bloody!  Welcome to another exciting addition of Blood and Guts for Grown Ups!

I know how much you guys love lists and I aim to please.  I considered doing a “Best of the 80’s Horror” when I got an idea:  What if they gave Oscars for Horror movies?  What if they started giving Oscars for Horror movies back in 1980?  Which Horror movies would be considered “the best” when judged by year (as opposed to by decade)?  Think about the 10 movies that would comprise the group between 1980 and 1989.  Now realize how different this list is from your typical “Top 10 80’s Horror” lists.  1982 may have been a terrible year for Horror, but someone has to win, right?  Conversely, 3 of the decade’s best Horror films may have been released in 1987, but only one can win the prize.  Some film will win, not because they are outstanding, but because the competition was weak.  Other films will miss the mark, even though they are superior to past years’ winners, simply because the competition their year was especially stiff.

Slip with me now into an alternate reality where, back in 1980, The Academy of Motion Pictures decided that Horror is such a vast, stand-alone genre, that it deserves its own “Best Picture” Award.  In this context, what follows is not a traditional blog and will be presented as fact.

Find out which films were nominated for Oscars and who the winners were from 1980 through 1989 after the jump…

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