Bede’s 2016 Halloween Viewing List: 62 Horror Films In 31 Days… Again!

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Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! October is a few days away and you know what that means only one thing…It’s Halloween time! Like many horror fans out here in the world, I’m going to spend the entire month watching horror films. When it comes to my horror film viewing list, I always like to have a theme with the type of films that I’ll be watching during October. There has been one theme in particular that I’ve done over the pass few years that I always enjoy doing and I plan on using it once again this October. What is it you may ask? Well, it’s a theme I like to call “62 Horror Films In 31 Days”. which I watch 62 horror films that I’ve never seen before (so basically it’ll be two horror films a day). 31 of which are older films made before the year 2001, while the other 31 will be newer films released in the last few years. Having done this theme a few times in previous years (which were in 20122013 and 2015. However I did decide not to do one in 2014 since I was going to be away on a trip for most of that month, so I had to do something different instead), I always enjoy doing it because it gives more opportunities to check out a lot more horror films that I hadn’t got around too seeing yet.

Just like I’ve done in the pass few years in regards to this lists, I’ve decided that I won’t be watching any sequels but instead be focusing on more stand-alone/non-sequel horror films. What I do like about my final selections is that it’s a mixture of many different types of horror films. There’s a little bit of everything: vampire, zombie, giallo, Aussie, ghost, Hammer, foreign, possession, slasher, Stephen King, found-footage, surreal, psychological, werewolves, comedy, Vincent Price, anthology, Universal Monsters, remakes and more. Also besides these 31 films I’ve chosen, I’ll also be adding a couple of bonus films (they will be a mixture of rewatches, special cinema screenings of older horror films and cinema releases of some new horror films) that I’ll be seeing on certain days too if I have the time to watch them (I do have to fit them both my work and personal life, you know). Now the question remains: will I be able to watch them all? well, stay tuned and find out!

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Here’s my list:

Day 1: ALISON’S BIRTHDAY and CHARLIE’S FARM (Bonus Film: RED CHRISTMAS)
Day 2: INNOCENT BLOOD and JESSABELLE 
Day 3: MONKEY SHINES and THE SAMURAI
Day 4: RABID and THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS (Bonus Film: I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER)
Day 5: DEAD & BURIED and HAUNT
Day 6: THE MANGLER and CELL
Day 7: THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA and THE BOY (2015)
Day 8: FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET and ANGUISH (2015)
Day 9: THE BAD SEED and STONEHEARST ASYLUM
Day 10: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943) and MARTYRS (2015)
Day 11: THE STEPFATHER (1987) and COOTIES
Day 12: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) and THE DARKNESS
Day 13: THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW and THE MIND’S EYE
Day 14: SWAMP THING and BASKIN (Bonus Film: THE SHINING (1980))
Day 15: GHOULIES and ZOMBEAVERS (Bonus Film: AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON)
Day 16: THE PROWLER and FREAKS OF NATURE
Day 17: THE MEDUSA TOUCH and RESOLUTION
Day 18: NEKROMANTIC and CLOWN (Bonus Film: SHIN GODZILLA)
Day 19: FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM and SOUTHBOUND
Day 20: EATEN ALIVE and KRISTY (Bonus Film: OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL)
Day 21: THE BEAST WITHIN and THE HARVEST
Day 22: THE NINTH CONFIGURATION and LET US PREY
Day 23: VERSUS and THE HALLOW
Day 24: BEYOND THE DOOR and WHEN ANIMALS DREAM
Day 25: WHITE ZOMBIE and SOME KIND OF HATE
Day 26: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS and BURYING THE EX
Day 27: THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF and LATE PHASES
Day 28: MOTEL HELL and AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR (Bonus Film: THE NEON DEMON)
Day 29: THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE and EXISTS
Day 30: THE FLY (1958) and CABIN FEVER (2016)
Day 31: BLACULA and HELLIONS (Bonus Film: 31)

Well, there you have it. These are the films I’ll be seeing this year for Halloween. Keep a look out for my daily thoughts/mini-reviews for all of these films every day during October at www.twitter.com/BedeJermyn or on the SuperMarcey Facebook page. Also come back early November, which I’ll be doing an article on the 5 best & worst horrors films that I saw from my list.

– Bede Jermyn

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