Every season Andrew @thebookdad, John @steelrainreviews, and Marcy @marcyreads, look to Haddonfeild as the top contender. Andrew actually prefers slashers stay at the top of the subgenre pool and adds Friday the 13th (1980) as equally as incredible for him.Chandra @wherethereadergrows agreed slashers are the ticket but went with something a little more left and says April Fool’s Day (1986) is her sinister treat.
This went on to be an incredibly bizarre and gory series directed by musician, Rob Zombie.
Tav @readswithdogs and I, Kami from @kamis_korner prefer to keep it in the slasher Family; she with A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and myself Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) both are homes to the Legendary Freddy Kruger and one of the most beloved final girls of all time, Nancy Thompson. Just, Don’t Fall Asleep!
Hello Sydney! Classic line and our next worm choice ties in perfectly with the whole slasher franchise idea and, in my opinion, the King of slasher directing- Ashley’s go to is Scream (1996) starring Drew Barrymore from the Barrymore Family of actors and bad-ass Final Girl, Sydney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell. This franchise followed 3 sequels, all note-worthy in their own right, and a 5th is set for a 2022 release with our lovely Sidney, Deputy Dewey and Gale Weathers all back in slashing action! I simply cannot wait!!
Daniel @dbhfiction and Kallie @pageandparlor enjoy a little more dramatic horror. Their respective choices are 28 Days Later (2002) that face the “Rage” and They Look Like People (2015) a psychological creature feature of sorts. Both will leave you feeling eerie long after you’re done viewing!
Transitioning from psychological, a fairly recent thriller film that has a solid cult following is a favorite of two of our worms Ben @reading.vicariously and Glenn @thehellbound_heart The 2007, Trick ‘r Treat
Zakk @zakk.maddness introduces Sci-fi into the mix and the iconic Kurt Russell with his choice of The Thing (1982) directed by the one-of-kind John Carpenter.
Not all Worms like the dark and spooky the last of our bunch, but certainly not least enjoy the lighter side of the season. Keely @keelyfuse85 enjoys family fun with Edward Scissorhands (1990) starring Hollywood Honey’s Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder as well as the horror icon, Mr. Vincent Price.
Nina @the_wandering_reader is a lady after my own heart and the likes of some Coraline (2009) “Aside from it being one of my favorite Gaiman books, it's also become a comfort film for rainy or sick days,” she states.
And for Richelle @shereadshorror, she prefers the classic comforts of Casper (1995) the Friendly Ghost which is always a household favorite!
Beth @mrsbeverlygibbs enjoys a Family Classic as well. I too enjoy her choice of The Witches (1990) which will soon be getting a remake (2020) under the direction of Robert Zemeckis and written by Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris.
And we can’t leave out the classic TV Show It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (1966) which never gets old!
*editors note: I just watched it last night (it's on Apple TV+
Whatever you choose to watch this Halloween make sure to make enough popcorn for everyone, have plenty of your favorite spooky snacks and don’t forget to leave a light on!
When she’s not reading and promoting horror Kami can be found in a barn caring for a bunch of animals horsing around (literal horses) and coming up with her next kreepy idea for Kami’s Korner on her YouTube Channel.