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The MFF Halloween Viewing Guide: Movies and Documentaries to Watch Before Halloween

October 23, 2019

With Halloween approaching, here are some horror suggestions to get you ready for the 31st. I made sure to add an eclectic mix of documentaries, zombie romances and movies that feature EXTREME body modification. Hopefully, you enjoy!

You need to watch Green Room. It’s legit.

One Cut of the Dead (Shudder)

The less said about One Cut of the Dead, the better. Just know it’s about zombies, film making and a desperate director. You’ll love it.

Green Room (Netflix)

Green Room is my favorite horror film of this decade. The violence is ugly (the dogs….), the characters are likable and Patrick Stewart plays a great villain.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (Shudder)

You will learn a lot about the Friday the 13th franchise by watching this massive documentary. It’s a lot of fun and very educational.

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Netflix)

Director/writer Oz Perkins is one of my favorite up-and-coming horror directors, and I really like how The Blackcoat’s Daughter features ugly violence, quiet moments and a gut-punch of an ending.

Tusk (Netflix) and Walrus Yes: The Making of Tusk (Youtube)

Tusk is a weird movie. I still can’t believe that Kevin Smith put everything he had into making a movie about a guy being turned into a walrus. After Tusk, watch the documentary that details its creation.

Day of the Dead – with commentary- (Shout! Factory TV) and The Dead Will Walk (Youtube)

George Romero is the best. That’s why you need to listen to his commentary for Day of the Dead, and watch the documentary about the making of Dawn of the Dead.

Train to Busan (Netflix)

Zombies on a train….need I say more?

The Perfection (Netflix)

The Perfection is a fun horror movie that goes for broke with its gore and plot developments that are simultaneously unpredictable and predictable (trust me). 

Life After Beth (Netflix)

Aubrey Plaza is the best (watch Legion now), and in Life After Beth she plays a zombie trying to have a relationship with Dane DeHaan. It’s weird.

The Shadow of the Vampire (Amazon Prime, Vudu)

What if Max Shrek, the star of Nosferatu, was actually a vampire? You need to watch this movie about the making of Nosferatu.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2019 9:48 am

    Good list! I’m a little late to the party to get these before Halloween, but Thanksgiving is great for horror movies. Fits in with visiting family quite well.

    • November 3, 2019 9:51 am

      Thanks! I tried to be somewhat random with my picks. You should screen Tusk during Thanksgiving. Everyone will love that…..

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