My Spooky October Watchlist šŸ‘»

It’s finally October! Naturally, that means that it is officially Halloween and time to get spooky and watch all of the spooky, creepy, morbid, and scary things. I do try to get into this mood as often as I can throughout the year but since I’m a creature of habit I end up devoting the entirety of October to being spooky.

If you’ve been around here for a while and know me reasonably well, you’ll know that I tend to go overboard when making up watchlists for themed months like this. This year I’ve tried to restrain myself so that I have time for reading and blogging, and also so that I can actually watch everything I said I would. Fingers crossed I do!

NEW-TO-ME

American Horror Story: ApocalypseĀ – I’m a few weeks behind with this season ofĀ AHSĀ because it only started in the UK last week and I wanted to start it properly in October now that I’m fully caught up with the series as a whole. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy this season more thanĀ Cult, but I have already been spoiled for it.

The PredatorĀ – I’m planning to see this in the cinemaĀ alone. The last time I went to see a horror movie in the cinema it actually wasn’t a horror movie (it wasĀ crimson peak, with is a gothic romance) so hopefully I can pull myself together and actually see a scary movie in the cinema.

Shin GodzillaĀ – I am such a terribleĀ GodzillaĀ fan because I got this movie on DVD as soon as it came out and I haven’t seen any JapaneseĀ GodzillaĀ movies other than the original one from the 50’s because I don’t think they get released to cinemas here and anytime they get put on DVD they’re dubbed over. And I don’t want that. Dubbing is fine for animation but not for live action.

GhostbustersĀ – Don’t laugh at me. No, I haven’t seen the originalĀ Ghostbusters. I’m 23 and I haven’t seen it. Stop laughing.

CarrieĀ – I haven’t planned to read any Stephen King books this time around because I never do (they’re intimidating, shush) so I’m going to watch the movies based on them inside. Because I don’t believe in the “always read the book first” rule. That’s just silly. And I also have this saved on the TV.

The ShiningĀ – Speaking of Stephen King movies, I’ve tried to read the book of this movie many times for a long, long time but I never get to any scary goings-on because the beginning is justĀ so slow. I do have the movie on DVD because I love Stanley Kubrick movies and I like Jack Nicholson. And I also love theĀ Simpsons parody of this movie.

The ThingĀ – Look at little me trying to be brave. This movie is supposed to be one of the scariest ever and one of the best so I have high expectations, but because I’m actually a wimp, I’ll be hiding under a blanket while watching it.

Interview with the VampireĀ – It’s kind of shocking that I haven’t seen this movie (or read the book oops) since I talk about being a huge vampire fan so much. I mean, I wrote two university dissertations on vampires but I haven’t seen one of the most iconic vampire movies? What kind of fake fan am I?

DevilmanĀ – I’ve kind of lumped both theĀ DevilmanĀ OVAs from the 1980’s and theĀ Crybaby series together because they’re kind of the same story but one is more modernised. I am planning to read theĀ DevilmanĀ manga this month so at least I know that it’s nothing like the anime series from the 1970’s, which is kind of likeĀ Power Rangers, but if there was only one of them and that one Power Ranger was actually a demon who fights other demons. It’s a riot once you find a version with subtitles that aren’t terribly translated.

The OmenĀ – I’m not a huge fan of religious-themed horror and antichrist stories seem really cliche to me these days, but I have had this movie in my Netflix queue for a while and I’m definitely one for classic movies.

Night of the Living DeadĀ – Want to know something special about this movie? It’s in the public domain and you can watch it on YouTube. I don’t actually like zombies but I do like classic horror movies so I can’t pass on this one being on YouTube.

Troll 2Ā – I’ve seen a documentary about this movie so I’ve seen a few clips of it, but I want to see the whole thing in all its horrible glory. Thank you, Netflix.

CastlevaniaĀ – I haven’t played any of the games that this series is based on but there are three things to consider 1) it’s an anime 2) it’s an anime about vampires 3) it’s short. Oh, and it’s Netflix exclusive. Swish.

King Kong (1933)Ā – I think this exists on DVD?? It’s not public domain so I’m sure there’s a DVD out there somewhere.

Death NoteĀ (Netflix version)Ā – This is meant to be pretty terrible but I haven’t considered reviews to be gospel for years now so I’d rather make my own mind up. Also, I think Willem Dafoe plays Ryuk in this and I’ve seen photos and he looks absolutely terrifying.

RE-WATCHES

PsychoĀ – Hello favourite classic horror movie.

Only Lovers Left AliveĀ – If I don’t watch this movie is it really October? No.

GodzillaĀ (1954)Ā – I really wish more JP Godzilla movies were available in the UK (in japanese too) because I want to watch the sequels to this movie. Plus, this movie isĀ so good.Ā 

Bram Stoker’s DraculaĀ – BestĀ DraculaĀ adaptation ever. Fight me. And yes I’m aware that Keanu Reeves isn’t that good in this but I don’t care.

DexterĀ – I’ve got two seasons of this show left to watch before I’m finished with it, and I actually can’t wait to be done with this show because I’ve been watching it forĀ years. And in the time I’ve been watching it, it’s been off the air. I’m just that bad.

Universal MonstersĀ – There areĀ a lotĀ of movies in this series that spans from the 1920s to the 1960s, so obviously I won’t be watching every single one of them. I only have 4 of them on DVD and I’ve been looking around for more of them so we shall see how many of them I actually do watch. In between reading and watching other things.

American PsychoĀ – I’ve read the book of this movie and in 100% complete honesty I would much rather watch the movie over and over again because I’m probably never going to read the book ever again. It’s just too much to handle. The book also doesn’t have Christian Bale in the shower. No, instead it’s got a huge detailed description of the main character’s apartment and every single brand name item in it.

Ed WoodĀ – I’m not a fan of Johnny Depp anymore and I was never a big Tim Burton fan to begin with (because the amount of representation in his movies is piss poor) but I do love this movie. There aren’t any supernatural elements in it at all because this is a biopic, but it’s a biopic about a man who made really bad sci-fi and horror movies with an Old Hollywood horror legend so it counts as spooky to me. Also, Martin Landau totally deserved the Oscar he won for this movie.

AlienĀ – Usually I would save this movie for Sci-Fi Month, but since it’s the only movie in the series that I would consider to be a true horror movie (well, apart fromĀ covenant but that one isn’t as good so nah) and it’s one of my favourite movies ever so, of course, I’ll watch it this month. And more than likely next month too.

Treehouse of HorrorĀ episodesĀ – Any year that I don’t watch at least oneĀ Treehouse of HorrorĀ special at Halloween is not a good year for me. That’s how it’s been for around 20 years now and I’m unlikely to change that. I am kind of hoping that ifĀ The SimpsonsĀ does end in a few years time they’ll release a properĀ TreehouseĀ collection because the only way to marathon them is to either watch them illegally or wait for there to be a marathon on TV.

Are you planning to watch anything spooky this month? What are some of your favourite spooky movies or TV shows to watch?

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10 Comments

    • Louise
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      05/10/2018 / 3:32 AM

      Thanks! šŸ™‚

  1. 03/10/2018 / 1:14 AM

    What do you mean you haven’t read or watch Interview with the Vampire???! :-O Blaphemy! Lol šŸ˜› I think that movie might’ve been the thing that first got me into vampires. I hope you like it!

    I’m surprised I’ve actually seen some of the movies on your list since I’m not a horror person. I get scared so easily. I watched Carrie and Psycho in a cinematography class in high school, and I’ve seen The Shining. Considering trying Deathnotes on Netflix. Enjoy your movies and shows!
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    • Louise
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      05/10/2018 / 3:29 AM

      I know!! I keep meaning to watch it and read it but I keep forgetting, but I won’t this year!

  2. 04/10/2018 / 8:17 AM

    This is an ambitious list!! I actually rarely watch movies, spooky or otherwise, I’m so boring. šŸ˜‚I do like how into halloween so many people get haha. OH WAIT. I’ve seen plenty of Halloween-themed Supernatural episodes…that sort of counts, right?!

    • Louise
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      04/10/2018 / 9:55 PM

      Even when I try to reign myself in, I still manage to make an ambitious list šŸ˜‚ I would actually count Supernatural as a whole as being spooky, since it deals with ghosts and monsters and stuff (i think. i’ve never watched it haha) šŸ™‚

  3. 07/10/2018 / 10:14 PM

    Okay, I just found your blog (I’m trying to revive my blog of 7 years and it is so not working *sobs* but I figured finding new ones was a good place to start) and I love your theme so much!

    This is such a great list! I may refer back to it when I need something spooky to watch for the event I’m hosting, Horror October. If it makes you feel any better, I’m 30 and I haven’t seen Ghostbusters either šŸ˜‚
    I actually loved Death Note! I never watched the anime, though, so I had nothing to compare it to. Willem is F A B U L O U S as Ryuk!!

    Also DEXTER YAS. Omg, the last two seasons are SO INTENSE!! I’m here for you when you finish, lol.
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    • Louise
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      11/10/2018 / 1:52 AM

      Ahh, thank you so much!! Good luck with reviving your blog šŸ™‚ I’ll definitely have to check out your horror posts! šŸ™‚

      I have a lot of good faith in Willem Dafoe because I love everything he does so I’m sure he’ll be the best part šŸ™‚ And I just restarted Dexter so I’m really preparing myself, haha.

  4. Every month is spooky month for me. And every year I want to make October a super spooky month but it never happens. I want to do that 31 days of horror thing where you watch a horror movie every day but since I have honestly seen so many i find it hard to find new ones that I haven’t seen.

    American Psycho is so good!! I didn’t really go in expecting much but wow. Honestly, that last scene at the end is one of the best pieces of acting I’ve ever seen. Also it has Christian Bale in it so why not watch it whenever you deem it necessary.

    I did buy a few horror movies recently, and the one I’m most excited about it Goodnight Mommy. It looks SO creepy and I live for the creep.

    Also, I have never seen any Ghostbusters movies and I’m 25, so don’t feel too bad about your situation, haha. I just have never felt a great desire to watch them – new or old. Maybe one day, though. Who knows?

    I’m currently watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix and it’s pretty good horror! I’m not as in love as everyone else seems to be but I am enjoying it.

    I hope you like the ones you get around to! šŸ˜€
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    • Louise
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      03/11/2018 / 8:29 PM

      I try to make every month spooky as much as I can, but I always end up matching everything to the seasons šŸ˜… I’ll try to do the 31 days of horror some year but I always end up forgetting, oops.

      Yess, American Psycho is really good! It’s one of the few movies where I prefer it over the book because I read the book and just found it gross, whereas I think the movie is actually funny.

      Ohh, I’ve heard a lot about The Haunting of Hill House, I may have to get around to it sometime! šŸ™‚

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