Foxy Cat Coven's Halloween Watchlist: 2019 Edition


Jeremy: Happy second week of Halloween! While the days are passing by far too quickly for our liking, we wanted to give our readers even more recommendations this year for some of our favorite films to catch before, and on, Halloween. So, light those jack-o-lanterns, adjust your witches hat, rattle those bones, and pop those eyeballs back in as we take you through our top ten must-watch movies for the Halloween season:

10 Goosebumps (2015)
"A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware."
Jeremy: I almost went with the "Haunted Mask" segment of the original Goosebumps TV series, but I think the film adaption works as a more satisfying entry for its many different monsters all contained in one place. We still have yet to see the sequel, Haunted Halloween, but in title alone i'm sure it's just as much of an entertaining "lite horror"film that works as well for adults as it does for kids.

9. Terrifier (2018)
"A maniacal clown terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way."
Jeremy: A massive improvement over its predecessor, All Hallows Eve, Terrifier is a hyper violent slasher with a killer clown posed to rival even Pennywise, at least in terms of creeper factor. This one has already become an annual tradition for us, and i'm still holding out hope that we will see more of Art the Clown in the future, as a sequel has been in talks for quite some time.

8. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
"The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin."
Sara: Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the living shit out of Hocus Pocus and watch it a million times a year (because every day is Halloween, bop be bop bop) but I only watch The Great Pumpkin once every fall, right after we set up our Halloween decorations. 

7. WNUF Halloween Special (2013)
"A local TV personality leads a team of supernatural investigators, including an exorcist, into the darkest corners of a supposedly haunted house."
Sara: Jeremy showed me this one about a year and a half ago and it’s perfect for those who love found footage and nostalgia. The 1980’s fall advertisements, the cheesiness, it’s just pure mid-eighties and completely awesome. 

6. Night of The Demons (1988) 
"Wild teenage girls (Mimi Kinkade, Linnea Quigley) hold a Halloween seance in an old funeral parlor to scare their friends."
Jeremy: I feel as though this film could use far more love as a Halloween classic than it seems to get, if only for the fact it's got that dope Bauhaus song on the soundtrack. With plenty of Evil Dead-inspired transformations and gore, this is one Halloween party you won't soon forget.

5. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
"A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives."
Jeremy: This one's only a couple months old at this point, but not since the films of Michael Dougherty has a movie become such an instant holiday classic. Due to Scary Stories being set on the day after Halloween primarily, it's the perfect holidays blues cure for those who aren't ready to say goodbye to that most spookiest time of year. Not to mention, spot on creature designs based off the original, creepy illustrations found in the novels.

4. Hellfest (2018)
"A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show."
Sara: We went into this one last year with the lowest of expectations and were completely surprised at how much fun this flick was. Also, Tony Todd is bae. 

3. Ginger Snaps (2000)
"Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf."
Sara: I am waiting for the day when Jeremy says that he regrets showing me this movie, because it is not only one of my favorite horror movies, but it is probably my most watched movie of the past couple of years. Oh and it takes place during Halloween!

2. Halloween 1&2 (1978 & 1981)
"Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again."
Jeremy: For the purposes of recommending a film from the Halloween series during its namesake season, I couldn't separate these two from each other . After all, watched together in a nearly three hour runtime, the events of both films cover only a single Halloween night. Not to mention, this is my quintessential Halloween soundtrack for this time of year, and its remained so every year since I first heard it.

1. Trick r’ Treat (2007)
"Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater."
Sara: This movie has everything, it’s cheesy, it’s gross, it has some twists, and it’s completely underrated. Sam is my absolute favorite horror icon, I don’t care if he is only in one movie, he is instantly iconic. 
That’s it creeps, our 2019 must-watch list for Halloween! Each year we plan on adding more, so don’t worry if you don’t see your favorite on here, but feel free to tell us yours! Drop us a comment here or hit us up on any and all of our social media @FoxyCatCoven, as well as our Facebook group; Coven Creeps, located right on our Facebook page. For more Halloween goodness, check out our Foxy Cat Coven’s: Tunes to Get Spooky To, available on Spotify. We have added over fifty songs since creating it last year, so be sure to check it out and get your creep on during your workday commute or at your Halloween party. 

We are going to also be co-hosting a Halloween-themed @FreshCoatstTags hashtag game over on Twitter with our friends @BadBoxArtMarc and @NeverThatRobin2 this Thursday at 7pm! The tag will be dropped just before the start time, so tune in and follow to be ready. We always have such a blast with these games, so we are looking forward to all your witty and hilarious responses. Until next time, keep it creepy, kids! 

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