31 Horror Movies for Halloween – CHILD’S PLAY

When those batteries fell out of the box I nearly screamed. I love that scene. I love CHILD’S PLAY (1988). Why has it been so long since I’ve seen it?

“Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?” When the doll says this after the mother uncovers that it does not have batteries installed, and all panic sets in…I love it.

This is such a great movie. I also forgot it was filmed in Chicago. I love those gritty 1988 Chicago street scenes.

The original CHILD’S PLAY is great fun, a great horror movie. I personally think it’s aged well.

CHILD’S PLAY also is a pretty significant horror movie franchise. I believe I’ve only seen the first and second, but did you know there are 7 movies in the franchise, with a reboot in the works? To put it in perspective there are 9 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREETS, including the poorly received 2010 reboot.

31 Horror Movies for Halloween – THE QUIET ONES

I could not get into this one no matter how hard I tried. It was on SyFy, so why not? I should have watched something else. It was too slow for me, and the relationship between some of the characters just seemed inappropriate considering one of the characters was supposed to be a fairly young girl. The entire thing just is…odd.

A college professor wants to prove the supernatural exists, and to do so he takes in a ward…a young girl who just generates strange phenomena.

So, an old professor has a young girl…locked in a room…and he brings in students to film her. It’s just…no, wasn’t for me. I didn’t like this idea of taking a young girl from a mental health facility and locking her up in your house for observation.

I get the concept – pressure someone into generating psychic phenomena, but the age difference and approached felt lazy and poorly executed.

31 Horror Movies for Halloween – CABIN FEVER

I saw CABIN FEVER in the theater in 2002. I was likely also wearing my low-cut early 2000s jeans while watching this.

I’ve also only seen it once. The same with JEEPERS CREEPERS, and for some reason confused the two recently, thinking JEEPERS CREEPERS was CABIN FEVER. Again, it was a long time ago when I first saw both movies.

CABIN FEVER is about a deadly skin virus, and I’ll just leave it at that.

Also, it’s called a horror comedy…so, fair warning, you know what you’re going in for if you haven’t seen the movie.

It’s directed by Eli Roth. I believe it’s his first feature horror.

31 Horror Movies for Halloween – REVENGE OF THE VAMPIRE

THE REVENGE OF THE VAMPIRE is an unofficial sequel you could say to DRACULA (1931).

This is actual also the last star billing that featured Bela Lugosi. What was also great about this one, is it’s thought that this is the first film to show the disintegrating vampire in the sun.

31 Horror Movies for Halloween – JEEPERS CREEPERS

31 Horror Movies for Halloween – JEEPERS CREEPERS

I saw this one in the theater years ago. It was 2001, and every one was wearing Abercrombie & Fitch or the Abercrombie & Fitch – type look…just like our young protagonists in JEEPERS CREEPERS. Sorry I can’t get over the early 2000s look.

I honestly remember the movie being very different. Maybe I’m confusing it with CABIN FEVER?

JEEPERS CREEPERS is a monster movie about a monster with a very specific diet. I haven’t seen the sequel. Maybe I’ll want it this month as well?