For No Reason, Here is a List of Halloween Movies Rob Watched in October
Sadly, the 2013 Halloween season is now behind us. While I’m excited to be closer to the ‘holiday season’ of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I find myself already mourning the ‘Fall Classic’ that is Halloween. I’ve mentioned on the air a number of times that my favorite thing about October is watching scary movies. To convey how accurate this statement is, here is a list of some of the movies I watched throughout just October. Also, check back, because I guarantee I’ll forget some and then update the list.
INSIDIOUS: The official kick-off to the Halloween season was an underrated movie that I did not know I was missing out on.
INSIDIOUS 2: My girlfriend and I watched the first one simply so we could go see the sequel in theaters. It was worth it, but part 1 was better. Don’t see the second until you see the first.
SCREAM: Probably the most popular and mainstream of ’90’s horror, Scream ‘entertains’ better than it scares.
SCREAM 2: Much like the original, only not as good.
SCREAM 3: The franchise was pretty tired at this point.
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: I hadn’t seen this movie in probably 15 years. It was worse than I remember.
I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: Fun fact, the last five movies on this list were all written by the same guy, Kevin Williamson. He also wrote “Dawson’s Creek.” You’re better off watching “Dawson’s Creek.”
PSYCHO: I kinda forced my girlfriend to sit down and watch the original Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock… None of this Vince Vaughn garbage. I could NOT believe how well this movie held up over 50 years later.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: Maybe my second-favorite scary movie of all-time (my first being The Shining), there hasn’t been an October since the movie first came out that I haven’t watched this movie.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2: A great scary movie, despite not being as good as its big brother.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3: Holds up better than most horror movies with a “3” on the end.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4: Got the coveted “main event” slot this year, being one of only two movies I watched on October 31st. Sure, it’s the worst of the franchise, but it’s better than many horror franchises best movies.
ROOM 237: The other movie that got the October 31st treatment, Room 237 is a documentary on my #1 favorite scary movie ever, The Shining… For true fans of the Kubrick film only!
TOY STORY OF TERROR: This kids’ short kicked off ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween event. While not technically a “movie,” this short may very well go on to be to this generation of kids what “The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” is to the generation before me.
TEEN WOLF: The 1985 original with Michael J Fox, also part of ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween, shoots more for ‘fun’ than it does for ‘scares…’ And to be honest, it wasn’t even that ‘fun.’
FRIGHT NIGHT: This modern remake of vampire hunters left me disappointed. It was weird seeing McLovin not trying to make jokes about his genitals.