While I’m sure this list and its predecessor aren’t exhaustive — the insomnia is real — they represent a hefty level of October-appropriate programming. Part two of the Blogtoberfest Viewing list includes:
*Mom and Dad – A Nic Cage joint that started as my favorite horror film of the year and ended with me angry.
*My Bloody Valentine – Delightful early eighties romp through paper hearts and carnage.
*Leatherface – A new origin story for Leatherface starring the inimitable Lili Taylor and her right hook.
*DeadCon – A terrible take on modern social media culture.
*Truth or Dare – points for inventive ways to die, a la Final Destination.
*Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too – A good story with good acting, if not a little too cute; starring Miley Cyrus.
It Follows – Tried this again to see what I missed. Still don’t see the appeal; snore.
*They Come Knocking – One of the better Into the Dark films on Hulu, each representing a different holiday. This one is Mother’s Day.
Beetlejuice – Still holds up. Still holds up. Still holds up.
*Amityville: The Awakening – Surprisingly good continuation of the Amityville canon. Bella Thorne is a solid final girl.
*The Purge (TV; season one) – An infectious expansion of the Purge universe, if not one in which nights are 32 hours long. Interesting cameos include Fiona Dourif as a cult-leader and poor, typecast Dominic Fumusa as a bartender again.
*The Executioners – Torture porn that tries to become revenge porn but doesn’t really succeed.
28 Days Later – One of my favorite movies of all time.
*The Strangers – Hadn’t seen it before for some reason; thought it was meh.
*The Strangers 2 – Enjoyed it more than the original for some reason; probably Christina Hendricks.
The Blair Witch Project – Getting ready to play Hunt A Killer: Horror Edition.
* Denotes a first-time watch.