There comes a time of year when the darkness begins to take hold earlier into the night, the temperature forces us to throw on our wool capes, and black once again reigns as the only acceptable color of dress. Each sundown becomes a deeper decent into the sinister month that is October, leading to its culminating day: Halloween. And what better way to worship this devilishly delightful passing of time than by watching all of the hair-raising, blood-curdling, soul-devouring films you can possibly pack into 31 days. But it’s already the fourth of October; you’re behind. Don’t worry—it’s fine, you’ll live. Tomorrow is Friday, and what better way to spend the weekend than curled up in the dark, fear-eating an enormous bag of candy corn, and telling yourself, “No, that is not the voice of Satan you hear drifting up from the floorboards,” and “Yes, you can look in the mirror, no one is standing behind you with a bloody knife.”
So whether you’re into grave-robbing cannibals, haunted hotels filled with murderous lost souls, the undead on a hunt for revenge, or witches hidden behind fancy tutus, we’ve conjured up a list of our favorite movies to tickle your fright fancy for the rest of the month. Enjoy.
31 Days of Fear: Horror Films to Round Out Your October