For this Halloween month, I want to try something a little different.
Every year, my friend Mark Finn offers his top five master horror list. It’s always enjoyable, and always is worth your time. With stories to complete and a novel to finish I do not have the time to do exactly the same thing. But I would like to offer capsule reviews of horror movies you might enjoy this Halloween season. I’m proposing one review per day of non-classic horror movies.
Because we know and have seen the classic ones many times over. We’ve all seen The Exorcist. We’ve seen Night of the Living Dead. We’ve seen Halloween and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th and so many others. But horror encompasses more than these well-known titles, work that is worth your time. Things that you might have scrolled by on your streaming service of choice and thought might be interesting but might have forgotten to search for again.
I’ll try to keep my reviews and recommendations to those streaming, but if you find them on DVD or blu-ray I’d recommend picking them up.
31 movies. 31 days.
Those who are up for it can find my first selection later today.
Derek Austin Johnson has lived most of his life in the Lone Star State. His work has appeared in The Horror Zine, Rayguns Over Texas!, Horror U.S.A.: Texas, Campfire Macabre, The Dread Machine, and Generation X-ed.
He lives in Central Texas.