Happy Halloween and Happy October. So, it’s been Halloween for me since maybe July? Okay, probably sooner, but don’t judge. I love summer, and I love sunshine but I do love Halloween. It’s spooky season and everybody loves a good scary movie, or a good show. You can find quite a few movies on apps like Tubi and Crackle. You can watch Zombie with a Shotgun on Tubi. I wanted to take a look at movies, shows, and even YouTube. There are some amazing content creators, reviews, and much more.
Being a Hooligan of Horror is quite easy. Over the years I have seen a lot of horror films, television shows, YouTube channels, series, web series, docu-series. I grew up watching horror movies. I think there is something calming and cathartic about watching a horror movie. Real life is horrible enough so, have fun, and watch a movie with friends, it takes your mind off of stuff. Here is my list of movies, series, and even a few YouTube channels to check out for the month of October, and my favorite holiday… Happy Halloween.
Here are some television/streaming shows to watch.
Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween, premiering on Peacock on Thursday, October 21st. I mean come on, it’s Snoop and Martha. The last Halloween special they did together was great.
Huluween brings “the acclaimed horror films CENSOR and GAIA to streaming as part of this year’s month-long Huluween celebration.” Censor will be available on October 14th and GAIA will be available on October 22nd. Censor is directed by Prano Bailey-Bond and Gaia is directed by Jaco Bouwer.
Okay, SHUDDER is one of my favorite places to watch movies. Here is just a taste of what SHUDDER will be delivering for the month of October.
SHUDDER presents V/H/S/94, directed by Chloe Okuno, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Ryan Prows, and Jennifer Reeder. V/H/S/94 will be available on SHUDDER on October 6th.
The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Season 4 will premiere on October 19th. New episodes every Thursday.
Horror Noire will premiere on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Horror Noire is a SHUDDER original anthology film.
CREEPSHOW Season 3- New episodes will premiere every Thursday through October 28th. Yes, this is based on the 1982 classic anthology.
SHUDDER is also giving us a docu-series. It takes a look at horror icons. BEHIND THE MONSTERS premieres October 27, 2021 and you can watch new episodes every Wednesday.
Would it be Halloween with Joe Bob? JOE BOB’S HALLOWEEN HOEDOWN will be on Friday, October 8th at 9pm ET on SHUDDER TV.
Don’t forget about ELVIRA.
Okay, now moving on to the amazing Crypt TV.
The Girl in The Woods will premiere on Peacock on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
CRYPT TV crypttv.com/
On Peacock you can also watch UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS. Everything from The Mummy to Dracula’s Daughter.
I Know What You Did Last Summer will be an eight-episode series coming October 15th to Amazon Prime
CHUCKY (2021) will be released on October 12, 2021 on USA/ SYFY
Movies coming out in October:
HALLOWEEN KILLS October 15, 2021- Michael Myers is definitely NOT a quitter.
TIME NOW coming to theaters and available On Demand October 26th.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS: THE STORY OF TOM SAVINI will be available on Digital October 19th.
THE OLD WAYS will be available on Blu-Ray on October 12, 2021
LIKE DOGS BY RANDY VAN DYKE will be released via digital on October 1, 2021.
THE MUTATION will be released via Digital/DVD on October 5th.
DEMIGOD will be released on October 12th on Digital/Theaters.
DASHCAM will be released on October 15th on Digital/DVD
GRAVE INTENTIONS will be released on October 19th via Digital/Blu-Ray
THEY’RE OUTSIDE will be released on October 29th on Digital
WITCH HUNT Directed and Written by Elle Callahan will be in theaters, On Demand and Digital on October 1, 2021.
SKULL: THE MASK Available on VOD, Digital & DVD October 26, 2021
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO – In theaters October 29th
ANTLERS October 15m 2021 directed by Scott Cooper
TILL DEATH starring Megan Fox. It will be on NETFLIX on October 1, 2021.
ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS will be released on October 12, 2021 and it was directed by Adam Robitel.
FEVER DREAM October 13th on Netflix
THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE October 6th on Netflix
Now let’s mention a few classics that some of us have watched every year, for years. A few classics, and honorable mentions.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), our genuine queen of Halloween celebrated her 40th Anniversary on SHUDDER. (SHUDDER, we LOVE you)
How can I not mention Halloween (1978), directed by John Carpenter and written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Michael Myers causes chaos in Haddonfield since 1978. The director, the cast, the soundtrack is by the director, the ambiance of Halloween. Let’s not forget the quotes: “It’s Halloween. Everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” Brackett. P.J. Soles, “totally.” It’s definitely a fun movie.
Okay, Beetlejuice and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I love both and you can watch them all year long if you want but both of those movies are fun to watch during Halloween.
Halloween II (1981), directed by Rick Rosenthal and written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. Halloween II carries on with Michael Myers on the loose and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is in a hospital which you think you would be safe, NOPE!
The Monster Squad (1987), directed by Fred Dekker, and written by Dekker and Shane Black, The Monster squad is one of those must-see movies.
Trick ‘r Treat (2007), written and directed by Michael Dougherty, Trick ‘r Treat is Halloween perfection. It’s the piece de resistance of Halloween. It’s an exceptional movie that didn’t always get the love it gets now. Everything from the cast, the masks, Sam, the whole movie.
The Omen (1976), why The Omen you ask? Okay, this movie was directed by Richard Donner and written by David Seltzer. The Omen feels ahead of it’s time. Plus, there is something about humans and the unknown mixed in with evil. Gregory Peck and Lee Remick are the parents to little Damien played by Harvey Stephens.
Okay, one of my all-time favorite franchises is the SCREAM (1996) franchise, Wes Craven directed this beautiful movie and Kevin Williamson wrote it. It plays homage to horror and also laughs at it in a classy way. A memorable cast, lines to quote for years, Ghostface, a fandom that never ends. I could go on and on about SCREAM (1996). A few other Wes Craven mentions, The People Under the Stairs, New Nightmare (1994), okay, I can hear you… WHAT? WHY? Watch New Nightmare, you see a different side to Freddy and you meet the class act theatre trained Robert Englund. More Wes Craven, The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Deadly Blessing (1981).
One of my favorite films is Night of the Living Dead (1968), directed by George A. Romero and written by Romero and John A. Russo. Night of the Living Dead is classic and beautifully shot. It’s a film you can watch again and again. It’s fun to watch around Halloween.
MAY (2002) directed by Lucky McKee. You can watch this movie anytime. The film stars Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, James Duval, and Anna Faris.
Sleepaway Camp (1983) starring Felissa Rose. It’s pretty iconic. FELISSA IS ICONIC!
Haunt (2019) It’s not technically a classic yet but it’s a fun movie to watch anytime and at Halloween. Directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which is also kind good for new horror fans to watch. It’s also currently on Netflix.
Candyman (1992) the original movie is incredible. Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen. Need I say more.
The Evil Dead
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Silence of the Lambs
An American Werewolf in London
So, I figured I might add a few YouTube channels I check out once in a while.
Monique Dupree-Thomas www.youtube.com/channel/UCYBKL7R42nGp8pL6mh6GHsg (Monique Dupree-Thomas is an amazing Actress, Mom, Wife to Author Anthony Saint Thomas. She is involved in so much and you can also check out her IG account, @thaoriginalgata Tha True Original GATA.)
Possessed By Horror youtu.be/wA1mrsirwGM
REAL QUEEN OF HORROR youtu.be/RA-ck4uaYO8
REJECTED HEROES MEDIA youtu.be/gK7eyahVyUU