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The MFF Halloween Horror Viewing Guide: Horror Films For Every Type of Person

October 27, 2015

Hello all. Mark here.

The world is inundated with lists telling you which horror films to watch on Halloween. I’m sure they all have their merits but they aren’t looking out for everybody. We here at MFF want to bring you a wide variety of films in order to give you options. We understand that not everybody watches the same kind of movies so options are always nice.

The following posts features 11 categories and in those categories I’ve given you a main option and a backup in case you don’t like the first recommendation. Hopefully you can find something you will enjoy.

If you are in the mood for…..

A foreign horror film that will punch you in the face with an insane amount of depravity and awesomeness. 

I Saw the Devil – This is the kind of film I don’t normally recommend because it is crazy bleak. However, if you appreciate horror or good cinema you will love this story about a cat and mouse game between a serial killer and  vengeful cop. It is violent, bleak and amazingly directed.

i saw the devil bad guy

  • If you aren’t interested: You should check out Thirst. It is a glorious South Korean vampire tale that tires you out and makes you fall in love with it.

 A foreign horror film that features a unique monster battling a resourceful family.

The Host – It doesn’t get any better than The Host. It tells a bonkers story about a kidnapping monster and the family that battles it. Watch it now!

The Host monster

  • If you aren’t interested: Check out Black Sheep. Both The Host and Black Sheep have WETA special effects which means the creatures look awesome.

A Bonkers delight that features demon goats, car park battles and Sam Raimi awesomeness. 

Drag Me To Hell – You will love this movie. It is the first movie my wife and I watched together (she is still with me) and it is incredibly fun and very gooey.

Alison Lohman Drag Me

  • If you aren’t interested: There aren’t any demon goats but Evil Dead II is a gonzo delight that proves sequels aren’t always bad.

A Vampire mockumentary that is big on blood and humor.

What We Do in the Shadows – “We are werewolves, not swearwolves.” You need to watch this film about cheeky vampires who deal with all sorts of cheeky problems.

What we do in the shadows jemaine clement gif

  • If you aren’t interested: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a cheeky/violent mockumentary that focuses on a budding serial killer who lives in the same world as Freddy, Jason and leatherface.

A found footage movie about a Tomb Raider type who totally redeems herself.

As Above, So Below – It is refreshing when everybody doesn’t die. Also, I like the Indiana Jones/ Tomb Raider type plot.

As Above So below map

  • If you aren’t interested: Check out Trollhunter. It is found footage done right.

A horror film that pretty much takes place in one location.

Pontypool – I still can’t believe how much I loved this movie. It features four people, lots of talking and very effective creeps. It is inventive and fun.

Pontypool pictures

  • If you aren’t interested; Check out Devil. Ignore the “produced by M. Night” label and embrace the neat sense of dread and singular plot.

A film about spelunkers battling claustrophobia and other terrible stuff.

The Descent – I love this movie and you need to watch it now. It will scare you senseless.

Descent blood gif

  • If you aren’t interested – Check out Attack the Block. Nobody spelunks but the English film features cool characters and unique creature design.

A remake that is better than it has any right to be. 

Fright Night – The chemistry is fantastic and David Tennant is awesome. There are some some solid frights as well.

Fright Night

  • If You Aren’t Interested – The Crazies is a low-budget remake that works marvels and has a fantastic cast.

A Halloween cult classic anthology film.

Trick r’ Treat – This cult classic Halloween centered film has amassed a loyal following and I recommend you become one of those people.


  • If you aren’t Interested – Halloween is a classic and you might as well watch something that revolves around Halloween.

A horror comedy featuring kindly rednecks.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil – It is almost impossible to dislike Tucker and Dale. They are good dudes who have to deal with jerky college kids.

tucker and dale react 3

  • If you aren’t interested – Shaun of the Dead is a beautiful horror comedy that will make you laugh and feel all the feels.

A trilogy of films where you actually like the people involved.

Insidious I, II, and III – I love these films and they feature a whole lot of nice people battling jerky demons.

Insidious 3 tucker specs elise

  • If you aren’t Interested: Watch Final Destination I, II, III and V and skip the fourth one.

Hopefully somewhere in here you will have found a movie you want to watch! If not, try 28 Days later, 28 Weeks Later and the remake of Dawn of the Dead. Fast zombies galore!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Victor De Leon permalink
    November 7, 2015 11:38 am

    awesome list! I watched a few of these last month. need to re-watch The Host and ISTD. great post!

    • November 7, 2015 12:08 pm

      Thanks! I love The Host and I Saw the Devil. I wanted to make a list for everyone.


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