October Halloween Horrorfest 2013

by apathy2673 | created - 02 Oct 2013 | updated - 25 Oct 2017 | Public

It's Halloween time again! I'll be watching 1 horror flick each day until October 31st, when I will watch John Carpenter's Halloween. All of the movies I watch will be horror movies I have never seen before from Netflix, Crackle, Amazon/Prime, Youtube, or Hulu XBox and PS3 so they will be available to stream...I'll provide a very brief description of my thoughts. This list is mostly for me but if anyone reads it, hopefully I will save you a lot of wasted time on bad movies and maybe I'll find a few cool ones. Happy Halloween!

UPDATE: The first 5 movies I watched, I wasted a lot of time reading reviews hoping to see something good. Didn't exactly work out. Now I'm just gonna plow through horror movies with a 2013 date that I've never seen and not read a single review and hope for the best. I will probably use RedBox and VUDU now as well.

Leave a comment if you agree or if you think I'm a farking idiot. Also any recommendations are welcome.

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1. Grim (1995)

R | 86 min | Horror

A team of spelunkers, when investigating a system of caves beneath a small town, come across a hideous creature that can move through walls.

Director: Paul Matthews | Stars: Emmanuel Xuereb, Jack Chancer, Peter Tregloan, Michael Fitzpatrick

Votes: 886

(Netflix)

If you have a Playstation 3 and Netflix, you have Max, a "virtual' guy who'll recommend movies for you. Max recommended Grim. Grim had nice lighting and framing. Grim had a big monster who did very little killing. Slow and confusing, Grim would be a good movie to watch if your NFL team was getting blown out on Sunday and you were hungover as hell and there was no Ernest movie on to watch instead.

2. Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror

When true love between two young lovers are threatens by their families violent feud, there only chance at peace leads them to summoning the monstrous pumpkin head, who brings even bigger horrors.

Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Bob Gunter, Amy Manson, Bradley Taylor, Claire Lams

Votes: 1,873

(Crackle)

This movie is so bad. It's a Romeo and Juliet/Hatfield and McCoys rehash. Pumpkinhead is in less than ten minutes of time and skip it. DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE. EEVVEERR!!!!

3. Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

After a "Bigfoot Hunter" claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch, a disgraced investigative journalist stakes his comeback -- and the lives of his documentary film crew -- on proving the find to be a hoax.

Director: Corey Grant | Stars: Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg

Votes: 2,194

(Hulu)

I enjoyed this movie a lot as a spoof of found footage movies. I seem to be the only person on the planet who thinks this is obvious satire/comedy and not horror(I was crying laughing so hard). They do NOT like sound guys!

Zero gore, this is a comedy. I did not expect that. Well done.

4. Murder Party (2007)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of mishap, mayhem and hilarity.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Chris Sharp, Kate Porterfield, Tess Porterfield Lovell, Puff Snooty

Votes: 8,131

(Pocorn Flix via XBox 360)

Low budget comedy/horror that pokes fun at pretentious artists and art lovers. Starts out funny, gets a bit talky...then piles on the gore and blood. Interesting and pretty watchable...but it also seems slightly artsy/pretentious itself. Maybe that's the point.

5. The Beast of Bray Road (2005)

R | 80 min | Horror

Based on actual accounts of werewolf sightings in Walworth County, Wisconsin, the film follows a local sheriff who is finally forced to accept that a string of horrifying deaths is linked ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Jeff Denton, Thomas Downey, Sarah Lieving, Joel Ezra Hebner

Votes: 1,092

(Netflix)

Pretty good Werewolf movie from The Asylum. Good actors, nice cinematography and gratuitous topless scenes from some women-AND the Sheriff for the ladies. Needed more gore...two people died off screen screaming "it's eating us!(paraphrase)". Good movie.

6. A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is, only to find the killer is very close to her.

Director: Brett Donowho | Stars: Steve Bacic, Tara Westwood, Alix Elizabeth Gitter, James Cavlo

Votes: 2,529

(Netflix)

This was a pretty good movie. More of a ghost story/murder mystery. Not a lot of gore or scares, it's really not that kind of movie. But it is shot well and the acting all round is quality. The main girl is good throughout. I don't wanna give anything away but the mystery unfolds nicely and throws you for a twisted loop!

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The scariest Simpsons Halloween show yet, featuring an opening by Guillermo Del Toro.

Directors: Rob Oliver, Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 926

(Hulu Plus)

Well if you missed it it's on Hulu Plus.

8. Lizzie (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

A young woman reawakens evil forces in a house a notorious crime occurred.

Director: David Dunn Jr. | Stars: Caitlin Carmichael, Amanda Baker, Corbin Bernsen, Don Swayze

Votes: 760

(Netflix)

Crew great/ Acting ok. Movie=TERRIBLE. Avoid at all costs if you are looking for a good October horror movie. Gore? Nope. Gary Busey? Yep.

9. The Slender Man (I) (2013)

78 min | Horror

A tall, shadowy figure with a blank face and a suit is thought to be behind recent disappearances of children.

Director: Aj Meadows | Stars: Adam Hartley, Madeleine Rouse, Eric Warrington, Bill Finkbiner

Votes: 433

(Youtube)

This is it! This is the WORST movie I have ever seen...and I have seen Carl J. Sukenick's 'Alien Beasts'. This was a Kickstarter funded "movie" based on an internet meme. I guess it's supposed to be a "found footage" movie. Found footage movies usually involve a film crew. This movie has 3 characters that will eventually intersect and they all 3 just happen to use potatoes or Gameboys to film themselves 24/7. Get ready to watch shaky google searches, endless shots of the ground, zero lighting and interminable scenes of people driving in cars and their crappy, potato-filmed footage out the front windshield like a crappy dashcam. Wow. Worst movie I have ever sat through, hands down.

10. The Bates Haunting (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror, Thriller

One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Turk | Stars: Jean Louise O'Sullivan, Zachary Fletcher, Dante Zucca, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 490

(Hulu)

Oh I really enjoyed this movie. It is funny but knows when to be scary, has a high/gory bodycount and is well shot and well acted. Plus it takes place during October...and the set, The Bates Motel, is a real Haunted House in Pennsylvania that seems like a totally kick ass place to visit.

That said, the heroine, of the movie, Agnes, is a total bitch who can't keep/get a job anywhere in town except the Bates Motel. Red Flag! I was rooting for the "killer" to kill her. Seriously. Every character in the movie hates Agnes and they let her know it. You will hate Agnes. There might be a different sequel on the way...which I can't wait to see. Check this movie out..it's good stuff.

This movie has a funny scene with the late Ryan Dunn.

11. Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Amber Connor, Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty, Thomas Downey

Votes: 968 | Gross: $0.00M

(Netflix)

This is some serious MST3K stuff. The monster is a guy in a rubber suit and he's put into scenes via CGI so the whole thing is goofy. The gore is mostly CGI as well. Everyone in this movie is unlikeable, especially the guidance counselor who somehow makes it through the movie alive. This makes it easy to root for the monster for it to slaughter everyone. Actually, there is ONE likeable character: Meeks. Joe Estevez plays Meeks, the "crazy old man" in the woods character and he's pretty damn funny. So this is weird CGI monster movie with a large axe and JOE ESTEVEZ steals the show. Yes I just wrote that and if I read that, I would probably have to see for myself. At the end of the credits it says "BUNYAN WILL RETURN", so expect a sequel.

12. Battledogs (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A werewolf virus is unleashed upon New York, and Major Hoffman looks for a cure while Lt. General Monning wants to establish a new canine army.

Director: Alexander Yellen | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Dennis Haysbert, Kate Vernon, Ariana Richards

Votes: 1,344

(Netflix)

I didn't know this was a SyFy movie until after I watched it. It had a bunch of gore I didn't know SyFy showed. This movie is more of an action movie than a horror movie. Asylum is coming along. Anyways as an action movie it mostly zips along. The State Farm guy(Dennis Haysbert) plays a psychotic General who wants to turn werewolves into soldiers and seems to enjoy his role ALOT! Wes Studi and Craig Schieffer give it their all. The werewolves are good CGI. Not bad for SyFy but it is still SyFy.

13. Paranormal Asylum (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

Mary Malone was committed to a NY insane asylum to live in solitary after being blamed for spreading Typhoid Fever in the early 20th Century. Now, nearly 100 years later, two aspiring ... See full summary »

Director: Nimrod Zalmanowitz | Stars: Aaron Mathias, Nathan Spiteri, Laura Gilreath, Grace Evans

Votes: 622

(Netflix)

OK recently I said that Slender Man was the worst movie I have ever seen. This movie is equally as bad. This movie makes zero sense. I defy you to explain it to me or anyone. ZERO Horror this just effin sucks. You have been warned. NOT A HORROR MOVIE...TOTAL CRAPOLA. SKIP IT!

14. The Crying Dead (2011)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

This film tells the horrifying story of the cast and crew of a new reality TV show investigating the paranormal. When the team is denied access to the Ettersburg hospital, they decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Hunter G. Williams | Stars: Chris Hayes, Jeff Stearns, Becka Adams, Angelina Lyubomirova

Votes: 841

(Amazon Prime)

This was well acted and shot...and pretty enjoyable if you like the genre. If you don't like the genre, well there's shaky camera work and lots of mundane footage of walls and floors etc...and waiting for something to happen. Which obviously, I am not a fan of.

This movie is VERY similar to Grave Encounters(09/2011). It is much more low budget however. Amazon says this movie is 2013 and it seems that it HAS just been released. HOWEVER, IMDB says it was released 10/31/2011...which would mean it was produced at the same time as Grave Encounters...which this movie is almost exactly alike, so I dont think this is just some GE ripoff as if that matters.

Good production. If you like GE, you'll like this...if not stay away.

15. The Frankenstein Theory (2013)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

From the makers of The Last Exorcism comes a boldly original vision of horror. What if the most chilling novel of all time was actually based on a true account of a horrific experiment gone... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Weiner | Stars: Joe Egender, Haydyn Foster, Brian Henderson, Luke Geissbuhler

Votes: 2,726

(Netflix)

Gets good production value from it's setting. Not a 100% found footage movie...shot and acted well, it's just that...found footage movies have no gore, barely any onscreen monster/ghost whatever, annoying characters who you want to see ripped to bloody shreds but never do because it's a micro budget found footage movie..and well...fark this genre..it's going nowhere. Enjoy!

16. Self Storage (I) (2013)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Horror

The friends of a night watchman, at a highly secured self storage facility, are home from college and looking to party.

Director: Tom DeNucci | Stars: Eric Roberts, Michael Berryman, Jonathan Silverman, Thea Trinidad

Votes: 337

(Netflix)

This is bad. The movie starts out with a "Saw" type killer with a weird voice whose face we cannot see. 10 minutes later we are introduced to the killer and this becomes a lame movie about human organ trade(with political undertones). Not to mention the thrilling set of a Self Storage business. Everybody in this movie deserves to die an excruciatingly gory death and not enough of them do. If you are an ECW fan, you get to see Tommy Dreamer in about 1 minute of screen time. DO NOT watch this movie, you have been warned.

Cool song during the end credits though. "Side by Side" by THE CAN'T NOTS

17. Curse of Chucky (2013)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 30,079

(VUDU/HD $4.99)

Decent. This is kind of a reboot. This is supposed to be a return to a "scary" Chucky. It takes itself very, very seriously. Unfortunately, even with the unrated version, not a lot of gore or Chucky knifing people.

18. Hell Baby (2013)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror

41 Metascore

An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican's elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.

Directors: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Alex Berg, Keegan-Michael Key

Votes: 8,422 | Gross: $0.00M

(VUDU/$6.99)

Comedy/Horror. Not a parody like Scary Movie, but more of an homage to horror with comedic elements. It needed lots more Hell Baby, who pops out with about 15 minutes to go. It also needed lots more Keeghan-Michael Key, who is hilarious everytime he shows up.

19. Big Ass Spider! (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampages the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Greg Grunberg, Lin Shaye, Ruben Pla, Alexis Kendra

Votes: 6,421

Totally delivers. Loved it. This is a Big Ass Spider movie and it owns it.

20. Spiders 3D (2013)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After a Soviet space station crashes into a New York City subway tunnel, a species of venomous spiders is discovered, and soon they mutate to gigantic proportions and wreak havoc on the city.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: William Hope, Shelly Varod, Brian Hankey, Jesse Steele

Votes: 3,772

(Netflix)

7 Patrick Muldoons out of 10. Needs more spiders and needs more Patrick Muldoon. After it's ridiculous evil gov't plot...it finally gives us Patrick Muldoon vs a HUGE spider(?). Schweet. Patrick Muldoon.

21. The Castle Project (2013)

86 min | Documentary, History, Horror

As Brian and his team tackle the intimidating task of renovating the historic Croke Patterson Mansion in Denver, CO into a Bed and Breakfast hotel, the workers begin to report supernatural ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Higgins | Stars: Mike Allen, Matthew M. Baxter, Bryan Bonner, Jennifer Clark

Votes: 58

(Hulu)

Ok, the description made it seem like it was a found footage movie filmed in Denver. I live in Denver so thought I'd check it out. It's actually a documentary about the Croke Patterson Mansion and two guys who are restoring it to be a B&B. The Croke Patterson Mansion is an infamous haunted house right smack in the middle of Capitol Hill in Denver. You're better off reading about the Croke Patterson Mansion than watching this mess.

22. The Amityville Haunting (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Meed | Stars: Jason Williams, Amy Van Horne, Devin Clark, Nadine Crocker

Votes: 2,003

(Hulu)

If you like found footage movies and surveillance footage movies, why you wouldn't like this movie is beyond me. If you are tired of this genre or don't like it, you should definitely NOT watch this. Another movie where almost every kill happens off screen. Oh yea, the family in this movie WILLINGLY move into the Amityville House...which has switched coasts and houses...and looks nothing like the picture on the 'cover'.

23. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

R | 95 min | Horror

16 Metascore

When her adoptive father disappears, Sharon Da Silva is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 56,454 | Gross: $17.53M

(Netflix)

Sucked bad. Hey Hollywood, video games are better than your movies...ESPECIALLY the ones you choose to make into movies. Give it up already.

24. Inkubus (2011)

R | 80 min | Horror

This movie tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon to be demolished police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus, calmly walks into ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Ciano | Stars: Robert Englund, William Forsythe, Joey Fatone, Jonathan Silverman

Votes: 1,022 | Gross: $0.08M

(Netflix)

This movie has Joey Fatone in the lead. The entire production crew is Italian(-American). I'm not saying this movie was made by the "Mafia", whatever that might be. I'm saying this is a 20 star movie and you should buy 10 copies on DVD and then buy everyone else you know 10 DVD's because it will be the greatest gift they ever received!!!

25. Madman (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

Director: Joe Giannone | Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones

Votes: 4,050

(Vudu)

This movie does NOT *beep* around. CLASSIC.

26. Jack the Reaper (2011)

R | 88 min | Horror

A group of unsuspecting teens face a railroad reaper in his desert carnival.

Director: Kimberly Seilhamer | Stars: Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland, Douglas Tait, David Alen

Votes: 827

(Netflix)

This movie no es bueno. ZERO gore in a movie about a killer with a pickaxe. Do the people who made this crap even like horror movies? Avoid at all costs.

27. The Bay (II) (2012)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal

Votes: 23,292 | Gross: $0.03M

(Netflix)

Sucks so bad...even worse because this is a major Hollywood/Barry Levinson production found footage movie. This is as good as Hollywood can come up with for a found footage movie!? This is an incoherent mess and if you like watching bad frame rate mimicry of crappy webcams/videocams...enjoy yourself. This piece of crap was actually released in theaters.

28. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

R | 91 min | Horror

30 Metascore

When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts!

Director: Steve Beck | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 73,678 | Gross: $41.87M

(DVD)

Man after all the crap I've watched this month, I must break ranks again and watch one of my favorites.

29. Manborg (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A soldier, brought back to life as a cyborg, fights alongside a band of adventurers against demon hordes in a dystopian future.

Director: Steven Kostanski | Stars: Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks, Meredith Sweeney, Conor Sweeney

Votes: 2,188

(Hulu)

Loved it. This movie reminded me of the Sega CD and it's fmv movie/games...and that's a good thing.

30. The Maze (2010)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

Five friends break into a closed corn maze in the middle of the night and decide to play a harmless game of tag. Little do they know that a psychopathic killer has decided to play along. As... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Shimek | Stars: Shalaina Castle, Brandon Sean Pearson, Clare Niederpruem, Kyle Paul

Votes: 845

(Netflix)

Slightly below average.

31. 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In 2010, paranormal investigators tried to film Richard Speck's ghost at the site of his heinous killing spree. The victims' families have finally released the footage that documents their last days.

Director: Martin Wichmann Andersen | Stars: Steve Bencich, Tony Besson, Hayley Derryberry, Chance Harlem Jr.

Votes: 913

(Netflix)

Yet another found footage movie in an abandoned insane asylum. 26 minutes into the movie, a lost character is found facing a corner...JUST like the ending of Blair Witch. Yet another annoying film crew meeting their demise in un autre film du crap.

32. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 203,756 | Gross: $47.00M

Candy and trick r treaters gone. Porchlight turned off. Time for the all time classic of classics. Happy Halloween!



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