31 Days of Halloween – Day 24 – Planet Terror (2007)

Robert Rodriguez's movie - essentially an exploitation zombie flick - forms part of the double feature of Grindhouse, with Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. It's all jolly good, gory fun with a starry cast and lots of melting bodies. Rose McGowan's kick-ass protagonist Cherry Darling is a strong lead, as some nasty chemicals are released into … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 24 – Planet Terror (2007)

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31 Days of Halloween – Day 21 – The Blair Witch Project (1999)

This found footage classic is still as terrifying 17 years on, even though you don't see much happening on screen. That's exactly the point - what's in your mind and what you don't see is much scarier. Heather, Mike and Josh take a trip into the woods as they're making a documentary on the legendary … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 21 – The Blair Witch Project (1999)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 20 – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Freddy is one of the true horror icons, and Wes Craven sorely missed. Elm Street is responsible for many people in their late 30s/early 40s not being able to sleep properly as children - we can't be alone when we thought Freddy was going to get us in our sleep?! The original is the best … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 20 – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 19 – Pathology (2008)

Peter Petrelli from Heroes (Milo Ventimiglia) stars in this gruesome tale of student pathologists who start a deadly game between them, trying to nail the perfect, unguessable murder. It's a neat premise and pretty grisly. Milo's lead character Teddy gets taken in by Dr Jake Gallo (Michael Weston) - invited into the central clique and … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 19 – Pathology (2008)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 15 – House on Haunted Hill (1999)

It's another remake on the Halloween watch - this time of the 1959 film of the same name, with Geoffrey Rush playing amusement park mogul Steven Price (a nod to the similar main character of Frederick Loren, played by Vincent Price in the original) who invites five strangers to his wife's birthday party at an … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 15 – House on Haunted Hill (1999)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 13 – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

You know the saying that two beautiful people often have an ugly baby? That's kind of like Freddy vs. Jason - two horror maestros give birth to a really awful film. This should be a clash of the titans. It's just a snorefest. We start off with Freddy (Robert Englund) redundant in Springwood, and forgotten … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 13 – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 12 – Hostel (2005)

With the second appearance of Eli Roth in our 31 Days of Halloween October listings, Hostel is a splattertastic inclusion which still terrifies on multiple viewings. Three American college students are enticed to a hostel in Slovakia, with the promise of beautiful women by a fellow traveller (or so they think). They're thrown into the … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 12 – Hostel (2005)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 10 – Ghostbusters (1984)

We got one! Ivan Reitman's classic is the perfect Halloween view, with a huge dose of nostalgic ectoplasm. Nothing can touch the wit and comradery of our heroes Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (we miss you Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). Throw in our beloved Slimer and Mr … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 10 – Ghostbusters (1984)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 9 – The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

Rob Zombie's movies are always brutal, and The Devil's Rejects is no exception. A sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, the film follows the murderous Firefly family and the sinister Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) as they torture and kill their way through anything that tries to stop them - or just for fun. It's actually … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 9 – The Devil’s Rejects (2005)