Welcome to Halloween month (and if it’s not, blame Kate or you for taking so long to get here), the time of year perfect for all sorts of tricks and treats. A huge part of the season are horror films, which you should totally watch each and every night ’cause, reasons that should be duh obvious. But what movies should you fill your time with? Well, fear not dearies, I’m here to introduce you to some frightful gems you may not know about.
FORGET ME NOT (2009)
A warning about forgetting the past, Forget Me Not, is a supernatural tale about a group of friends with something sinister in their pasts and an angry spirit out to make things right.
WARM BODIES (2013)
Not your typical horror film, this one’s more a love story – but with zombies. Fun – and creepy when you start imaging the implications – for anyone who appreciated Addams’ style entertainment.
THE BOY (2015)
When does evil first show itself? In this indie flick, the answer is prepubescent. The Boy presents us with a sociopathic nine-year-old as he discovers the joys of doing very bad things.
Also known as Welp, this is another film with a child wrapped up in the dark side, this film centers on a group of cub scouts in for a terrifying camp out when a mysterious boy begins killing those who don’t belong in his forest.
THE COVENANT (2006)
Think The Craft (another worthwhile horror) with boys, The Covenant tells of the Sons of Ipswich, descendants of powerful Salem families dating back to the infamous witch trials. Magic and murder run rampant in this overlooked gem.
THE BLACK CAULDRON (1985)
Okay, so this Disney Classic isn’t exactly a horror but it is one of the House of Mouse’s darkest features. Based on Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain, it introduces Taran, a boy tasked with protecting a magical pig from the evil Horned King.
If you’d like to know my other recommendations for seasonally appropriate film, see my Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part I and Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part II: Family Friendly Edition. And feel free to let me know what you love to watch during the scariest time of the year.