It’s no surprise that my preferred genre of movies is horror. So if you are in the mood to watch some scary movies. Here are five of my movie recommendations for the month of October!:
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) directed by Peter Weir. Starring Rachel Roberts and Jacki Weaver. This is one of the few movies that truly haunts my dreams after I finish watching it. It is also one of my favorite movies and I like to revisit is every couple of years. It is about a group of girls from a private school that go on a day trip on Valentine’s Day. They spend the day at a rock formation called Hanging Rock but some weirdness happens during their visit there which sets the tone for the rest of the movie.
This movie is available to buy from the Criterion Collection: https://www.criterion.com/films/565-picnic-at-hanging-rock
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) directed by Tony Randel and starring Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, and Doug Bradley
So I know a lot of people enjoy the first Hellraiser movie however something about the second movie for me leaves a more memorable impression. It is a continuation of the first movie but I feel like it explains more of the story of the first one. Also I adore the visual effects in this movie!
You can buy or rent it from Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guGNo3UvN3o
Blood and Black Lace (1964) Directed by Mario Bava:
High fashion, rich colors and horror what more can someone ask for? When director Mario Bava made this movie it was the start of the Giallo genre. One of my prefer horror genres! The youtube video above is the whole movie to watch! 🙂
Basket Case (1982) directed by Frank Henenlotter. Starring Kevin Van Hentenryck and Belial.
Frank Henenlotter is one of my favorite movie directors. He has created some of the most iconic (to me at least!) horror monsters. So it is no surprise that Basketcase made this list. Fun fact about this movie: Most of the movie sets from items they found in random dumpsters. Because the movie’s budget was so small that they couldn’t afford to buy any props or furniture.
Available to buy from Arrow Video: https://www.arrowvideo.com/blu-ray/basket-case/13462872.html
Santa Sangre (1989) directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Starring Axel Jodorowsky, Guy Stockwell, and Blanca Guerra.
This is one of my favorite movies from Alejandro Jodorowsky. It is about a circus performer turned mental patient who flees from the asylum to reunite with his mother to carry out her malevolent deeds. Fun fact about this movie. It made Roger Ebert’s “Great movie list” when it originally came out.
You can watch it on Tubi for free!!: https://tubitv.com/movies/531338/santa-sangre?start=true&utm_source=google-feed&tracking=google-feed
What horror movies have you seen this movie? Comment below!!!
Until next time!!!