Thursday, September 30, 2021

31 Nights of Horror - A Look Back to 2020

Well, hello out there demons and miscreants. I hope that Fall is finding you well and that all your spooky plans are coming together. One our my favorite things to do around here during this time of year is watch horror movies! Sure, we all watch them all year long, but every October we take on the challenge to watch 31 different horror movies in 31 nights. 

Seems simple enough, but it's not. No, we don't watch all new ones every year, and there's ones that are always on the list but the effort is there to watch as good of a mix as we can. What movies always make it? Hocus Pocus, Trick 'r Treat and the original Halloween. It's just the way we like to do things, they even have specific dates! 

This year, I'll be posting small little snippets of each movie that we watch every day so that you can find out a little about them and what we here and the den of debauchery thought of them. What could possibly go wrong with that? 

So, while there's no way of knowing exactly what this year's list will bring, I can show you last year's so that maybe you can attempt your own 31 Nights of Horror Challenge with some of them. There's a lot of classics on here as I've been trying to do some horror movie education over the past couple of years with my partner, and some friends as well!

2020 - Overachievers Unite!

As you can see, we went a little overboard and while we didn't watch every single one together here, we got most of them. Overall we watched 48 movies in 31 nights. That's madness, doing that around a medical schedule and other things going on and it was definitely not easy!

Highlights of the year for myself were definitely the new to me; Green Room and Victor Crowley. The latter being a sequel I had been waiting to see from the Hatchet franchise, and the former something totally new that dealt with horror in a different way that resonated with me. Also made me see Patrick Stewart in a light light as well!

The lowest point was House of the Witch. It had a lot of promise, but ultimately just couldn't live up to any of it. Sad, but it happens. Still was interesting, just outclassed by everything else on the list by miles. With some of the all time great classics, it's hard.

Curious of the full list not in image form, below the jump!

Hocus Pocus
Halloween (2018)
Return of the Living Dead
Killer Klowns from Outerspace
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
The Babysitter
Scream 2
Scream 3
Devil all the Time
Lords of Salem
Scream 4
I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House
Green Room
13 Ghosts (1960)
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Cabin in the Woods
House 2
Return of the the Living Dead II
White Noise 2
House of the Witch
White Zombie (1932)
Addams Family 
The Babysitter: Killer Queen
Victor Crowley
Night of the Demons
Critters 2
Alien: Resurrection
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Lake Placid
High Spirits
The ByeBye Man
Sleepy Hollow
Get Out
Poltergeist 2
Halloween (1978)
House on Haunted Hill (1958)
Trick 'r Treat

See you next time,

Sweet Screams and Pleasant Nightmares!

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