Oct 26 2014

Seven October Horror Movies for #Halloween

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A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add?


The Seven Horror Films with the Highest Opening Weekends in October


  1. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
  2. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
  3. The Grudge (2004)
  4. Annabelle (2014- currently in theaters)
  5. Red Dragon (2002)
  6. Saw III (2006)
  7. Saw IV (2007)


What was the best horror movie you have seen in theaters in October?

Do you wish Hollywood would release more scary movies around Halloween?

What’s your favorite scary movie? (Did you just read that question in the voice from either Scream or Scary Movie? Are you picturing Carmen Electra or Drew Barrymore answering right now?)

Which is better: to be on-screen gross or to allude to grossness?

If you’ve seen the Saw movies— do you think Jigsaw is a villain or a twisted savior?
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Don’t forget- Spooktoberfest is going on. 16 blogs are offering fiction under 300 words.

Other than my own, here are my current top three favs (so you don’t miss out) :

WTF’s blog: http://nhwcwritingexercises.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/spooktoberfest-suitably-chilling.html

Writing off the Edge’s blog: http://lgkeltner.blogspot.com/2014/10/spooktoberfest-infection.html

Sarah Marsh’s blog: http://sarahglennmarsh.blogspot.com/2014/10/spooktoberfest-2014.html


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  1. I wish they would release better horror films around Halloween. I’ve only seen one of those above. And I’ve never watched Red Dragon because I love the original version, Manhunter, directed by Michael Mann.
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    1. Me too! It seems stupid when they come out in April or August. And then they don’t do well, and Hollywood can’t figure out why.
      I haven’t seen the original. I’m a huge fan of Anthony Hopkins, and love the whole Hannibal collection he had a hand in.
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    • Dani B. on October 27, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    I love scary movies!! I cannot wait to watch Annabelle. I have a list of fave horror films that I just can’t pick one. And you have picked out some really great entries from Spooktoberfest as your favorites. What a great turnout this year!! The choice is going to be hard to make!!
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    1. I love them too! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by.

    • Misha on October 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    I’m a weird kid, I know, but I just don’t like horror. :-/
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    1. It isn’t for everyone.

  2. I can’t do movies like Saw anymore…WAY too violent. I like scary, not torture! I did like the first couple of Paranormal Activities, but they were like The Blair Witch Project for the most part–they left it to your imagination.
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    1. I like the first few. Jigsaw was sort of torturing them to life. But once Amanda took over, well, she wasn’t the apprentice for the job. Though that was also the point being made, so there you have it. LOL. Blair Witch didn’t do it for me at all. I waited the whole movie for it to get good (though seeing the Stick and Stones bonus helped, but still), and then something finally got good, and the credits appeared a second later. But hey, that’s me. I’m strange. For imagination loving, I turn back to Hitchcock. Give me The Birds. 😉

  3. The Exorcist scared the most. More recently: The Ring, Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity 1, and The Conjuring were all good in a frightening way. Movies that focus on torture don’t appeal. I need a more compelling storyline.
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    1. Several people agree about the exorcist. I’m the oddball that didn’t find it very scary. LOL.
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