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31 Horror Movies in 31 Days (2)

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For the month of  October I have planned to watched 31 horror movies!

Today is my third day hosting Blogoween and it seemed only right I got y’all to pick out some of your favourite horror movies too.

Keep reading to find out the next 7 movies I watched for this gigantic task.

If you missed part one, you can read it here.


PAY THE GHOST (2015): Evil walks among us. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.”

I picked up this movie as its based on a book by Tim Lebbon and I’m pretty happy to say that I really enjoyed this story. However I do feel like this is one of the classic examples of the book is better than the movie.

I’m not a huge fan of Cage anyway and I’d say this isn’t one of his greats.

Letterboxd tags this as Fantasy | Thriller
IMDB tags this as Drama | Horror | Mystery


THE HAUNTING (1999): “Some houses are born bad. Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – and they soon see the true nature of its horror.”

I almost feel like I’m cheating to include this as I was very drunk when watching this. The atmosphere was pretty good and it was weird seeing all these actors a lot younger than I know them. But um yeah, maybe pass on this one?

Letterboxd tags this as Mystery | Horror | Fantasy | Thriller
IMDB tags this as Fantasy | Horror | Mystery


SINISTER (2012): “Once you see him, nothing can save you. Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.”

I’ve seen this movie a bunch and I actually really enjoy it! It makes great use of disturbing imagery and creepy kids. If you get the time give this movie a chance.

Its a shameit does make use of over the top loud noises which I find annoying rather than scary.

Letterboxd tags this as Thriller | Mystery | Horror
IMDB tags this as Horror | Mystery | Thriller


THE FIRST PURGE (2018): “To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.”

I always think I’m a fan of The Purge series but then I go and do something stupid like watch one of them and remember its not a dead serious horror movie. It has its quirks and fun moments.

The difference with this one though is its harder to only see as a goofy franchise because it does explore very relevant social situations. I really liked the background this provided to the other movies and I’m interested to see where they’ll take it next and perhaps we will see a more serious and horror filled vibe.

Letterboxd tags this as Horror | Science Fiction | Thriller | Action
IMDB tags this as Action | Horror | Science Fiction


THE OPEN HOUSE (2018): “A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.”

I finally gave in and decided to watch The Open House because I remember there being a bit of uproar when it was released because its that bad.

Well I’m here to save you some time because it is that bad. Nothing happens. Like literally nothing other than Dylan doing a lot of running. You don’t even find out who or what is doing everything weird to him and his mum.

Letterboxd tags this as Thriller
IMDB tags this as Horror | Thriller


THE REZORT (2015): “The ReZort, a post apocalyptic safari, offers paying guests the opportunity to kill zombies in the wake of an outbreak”

Another new movie to me and I had fun with this one! The ending was a little lack luster but overall I enjoyed what this story had to offer. Imagine Jurrasic Park but with zombies, what could go wrong?

Letterboxd tags this as Horror
IMDB tags this as Horror | Science Fiction | Thriller


THE RITUAL (2017): “A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that’s stalking them.”

BRUH. BRUH. I saved the best to last again. I already mentioned I had watched this in my “Horror Authors on my TBR” post because this is pretty much what inspired that post!

I loved it. I loved the atmosphere, the aesthetic, the design. I loved the characters and then tension. Please give this a watch.

Letterboxd tags this as Horror
IMDB tags this as Horror | Mystery | Thriller


I hope you liked this post, I do tend to watch a lot of movies so this could become a regular thing if people are interested.

Have you seen any of these movies? Are there any movies I should prioritise this month?
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16 thoughts on “31 Horror Movies in 31 Days (2)”

  1. Have you also read The Ritual? I LOVE both the book and the movie even though they have their differences. Also waiting on Tim Lebbon-The Silence to be made into a movie this year, the suspense is killing me!

  2. There’s a new tv show on Netflix that was inspired in The Haunting, it’s named The Haunting of Hill House, and I am LOVING. IT. It has a really creepy atmosphere but it is a family drama at its heart. Just so good.

  3. I like horror films but at the same time I am super scared of horror films, which is why I do not watch them, especially if they are with ghosts. But I did think that The Purge was quite nice – although I did not see the first one, I think…

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