Every year we return to our favorite Halloween, horror films for the month of October and embrace the foolhardy task of watching a film a day. Though it is something I have never successfully completed, I present to you my 31 days of October list for 2016. I broke the list into four separate weeks with a designated theme to each: Kids, Gore, Classics & Essentials. I included some films that certainly everyone has seen and a few that are a little less known but are still relatively easy to find. Hopefully this list will remind you of some gems you haven’t seen in a while and maybe provide some titles you have yet to see.


Kids (because after all, Halloween is a family holiday):

Monster Squad (1987)

The Tingler (1959)

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

The Burbs (1989)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Over the Garden Wall (2014)

Gore (who doesn’t like a bit of the red stuff?):

Pieces (1982)

Re-Animator (1985)

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Planet Terror (2007)

Dead Alive (1992)

Deathgasm (2015)

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

Housebound (2014)

Classics (tis’ the season):

A Nightmare on Elm St. (1984)

The Shining (1980)

The Blob (1988)

The Fog (1980)

Child’s Play (1988)

Evil Dead II (1987)

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Essentials (non optional... it's Halloween):

Scream (1996)

The Guest (2014)

Idle Hands (1999)

Murder Party (2007)

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Night of the Demons (1988)

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Halloween I&II (1978/1981)