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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

Well, was anybody shocked? Remember, when I was setting up this series — back with Day 1′s write-up of May — I warned you that the actual holiday’s corresponding movie was going to be a predictable choice. Given that John Car…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 30: Trick ‘r Treat

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 30: Trick ‘r Treat

There are a lot of great horror movies out there. I mean, I wouldn’t be writing this series if I didn’t legitimately believe that: but I believe in the simple, glorious pleasures of this genre enough to commit to writing a month-long dai…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 19: Sleepaway Camp

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 19: Sleepaway Camp

We discussed, way back on day 4 of this shindig, the intangible sense of pleasure a cheesy ’80s horror movie has to offer; while that entry,  Night of the Demons , makes its mark with irrepressible atmosphere and delightfully low-rent ’…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 17: Black Sabbath

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 17: Black Sabbath

There’s something about a horror anthology that has always sucked me in. I remember distinctly my fourth-grade teacher reading aloud Alvin Schwartz’s immortal compendium of terrifying tales, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It was a m…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 15: Deep Red

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 15: Deep Red

Regardless of what legendary giallo pioneer Dario Argento’s finest film is — I wager that most would say Suspiria, but Inferno gets a lot of love too — it’s hard to deny that his lurid, grotesque murder mystery Deep Red is am…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 12: The Orphanage

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 12: The Orphanage

We hear a lot about being haunted around Halloween. It’s a word often used to reference ghosts, and what they do when they’re stuck between planes of existence; it’s also how certain movies make us feel, especially when their spect…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 5: Them

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 5: Them

Against all odds, it seems as though modern-day French horror has a keen grip on what is truly frightening. It can be intense — Pascal Laugier’s eviscerating Martyrs taps into difficult notions of pain and existentialism, while Alexandre…

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 4: Night of the Demons

The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 4: Night of the Demons

As I sit down to sell you on Kevin Tenney’s little-respected Night of the Demons, I find it important to reiterate once again that this series is not designed as a treatise on the best horror films of all time. There’s going to be some o…

Listmania: Top 20 Scariest Films (#10-1)

There are only five days until Halloween and the Popdose staff is counting down the 20 most frightening films of all time — and as a bonus, we’re giving away a digital copy of The Exorcist.