10 Movies To Watch In October

There is a chill in the air. The leaves are falling from the trees. The nights are darker. Perfect time to watch spooky films.

1 Halloween


Here are my suggestions for 10 movies to watch in the month October


(The original Alien)

10. ALIEN (1979) An intergalactic cargo crew is awaken by a signal from another planet. What they find there and bring back will bring chills to you….

9. MAMA (2013) Two young girls were abandoned in the forest and have been living on their own. How they did this is just plain scary …



8. MARTIN (1976) George Romero’s vampire movie was a big influence when I was writing the BLOODLESS series (BLOODLESS, BLOODLUST and the upcoming BLOODLINE) with Jody LaGreca. Don’t watch this one alone.

7. DRAG ME TO HELL (2000) Sam Raimi packs more punches in this film than his entire EVIL DEAD flick. Gypsies, tramps and curses from hell. Love it!

6. THE EXORCIST (1973) The devil made me do it. ‘Nuff said.

5. PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006) Guillermo del Toro’s poetic and scary fairy tale.


(The Brood)

4. THE BROOD (1978) David Cronenberg’s psychological nightmare. Some of the creepiest kids you’ll ever see on the silver screen…

Night of the living dead

(Night of the Living Dead)

3. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) Romero again but a classic. The film that really started the zombie crazy. Still going strong after almost five decades… I interviewed John Russo, Kyra Schon and Russ Streiner in my book of interviews MODERN MYTHMAKERS


(Silent Hill)

2. SILENT HILL (2006) I’ve never played the video game or even knew this was based on one. The movie is dark, surreal and creepy as hell. I’ve seen it many times and will see it many more …

1. HALLOWEEN (1978) John Carpenter’s boogey man movie. If you want to know more about the film, pick up my book MODERN MYTHMAKERS: 35 INTERVIEWS WITH HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND FILMMAKERS. Carpenter talks about the film…

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Post your thoughts on the films listed here. Add suggestions of movies you like as well. And please check out MODERN MYTHMAKERS: 35 INTERVIEWS WITH HORROR AND SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS AND FILMMAKERS. The links are at:

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2 responses to “10 Movies To Watch In October

  1. Good choices. The Silent Hill games are also genuinely creepy. I’d add a recent ones, Let Me In and Obscura.

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