My top 50 October Movies/Shows (25-1)

25. Seoulyeok aka Seoul Station (2016)

My Rating: 6/10

Available on Shudder and IMDbTv and Prime

This is the animated prequel to “Train to Busan”. The animation might throw a few people off but it’s still such a pleasure to watch! It has quickly became one of my favorite zombie movies and I can’t wait to show it to other people!

24. Another (2012)

My Rating: 7/10

Available on Crunchyroll

My all time favorite horror anime! This is a show that I really shouldn’t spoil much of but just know it’s pretty unforgiving and the story is pretty neat as well. There’s some pretty infamous deaths in the show too and if you really need a good horror anime to watch this is it since the horror anime genre doesn’t really get much better than this.

23. The Lighthouse (2019)

My Rating: 8/10

Available on Prime

This was one of my favorite movies of last year but I still have it pretty low since it never really scared me nor gave me a Halloween vibe. This is a psychological horror movie with Robert Pattinson and Willem Defou putting on an incredible performance. If you like old timey sailor stuff I would recommend as well.

22. Train to Busan (2016)

My Rating: 7/10

Available on Prime and maybe Netflix?

Probably my favorite zombie movie next to Shaun of the dead. This is a Korean film focused around a father trying to get his daughter to her mother during a zombie apocalypse. The acting is great, there are some really heart felt and sad moments, and a lot of the characters are just so likeable. This is a movie I’ve watched countless times and have yet to get tired of it!

21.The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

My Rating: 7/10

Available on Netflix

This was my favorite show of 2018 and is still one of my favorite horror shows of all time. At this point everyone’s watched this show and have been binging its second season. However, if you haven’t watched it and need a really good show to binge, I would highly recommend this one.

20. Byeonshin aka Metamorphisis (2019)

My Rating: 8/10

Available exclusively on Shudder

This movie would have definitely gone on my best of 2019 list if I had seen it sooner! It is such a great Korean horror movie and reminded my why I love the whole ghost genre so much. It even introduces a really good ghost concept that was pretty well executed. Not to mention that this was the first horror movie in years that had a moment where I was genuinely disturbed to the point where I kept thinking about it the entire night. Please watch it!

19. The X-Files (1993)

My Rating: 7/10

Available to rent on streaming platforms

This show will literally make you question every little abnormality that happens in your life. It is pretty old at this point and a lot of the effects are pretty out dated but it still holds up so well even now. This is another show worth binging and if you’re a huge conspiracy theorist then I would recommend it even more.

18. Cloverfield (2008)

My Rating: 7/10

Available on Netflix

“Cloverfield” is a perfect mix of monster movie and found footage. Probably one of my favorite monster movies if not my favorite monster movie. It’s a trip and if you haven’t watched it give it a chance.

17. Sinister (2012)

My Rating: 7/10

Available on Netflix

Out of all the jump scare horror movie series that came out in the early 2010s, this is my favorite by far. The concept is interesting and it doesn’t rely as much on jump scares as something like “Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious”. The film revolves around an author who writes books on previous murder cases and decides to move in to the house where the murder was taken place. It’s a lot more accessible to watch now that it’s on Netflix so try it out if you didn’t watch it before.

16. 28 Days Later.. (2002)

My Rating: 8/10

Available to rent on streaming platforms

Another zombie type movie but it’s Halloween so why not! I’ve always enjoyed this movie when I get the chance to watch it the sequel “28 Weeks Later” is pretty great too! I have the blu-ray if anyone wants to borrow this horror classic!

15. Get Out (2017)

My Rating: 8/10

Available to rent on streaming platforms

If you haven’t watched or heard of this movie then you’re missing out! It’s Jordan Peele’s breakout film and it was such a treat to watch when it first came out. The story was interesting, there were great scares, the score is pretty great and memorable, and is a breath of fresh air in the horror genre! There’s a lot of subtle hints throughout the movie which adds a lot on a second viewing so if you’ve already watched it, give it another shot and maybe you’ll realize something that you hadn’t previously.

14. The Shining (1980)

My Rating: 8/10

Available on Netflix

It would be ridiculous not to include such an amazing horror movie in my top 50. This film was such a masterpiece and paved the way for so many different types of horror movies. I won’t go too into it in case some people still haven’t watched it. It is a bit out dated but the acting, the environment, and the paranoia is competently done. This is considered one of the greatest horror movies of all time so I’d urge anyone that hasn’t watched it to give it a chance.

13. It (2017)

My Rating: 8/10

Available on HBO

I enjoyed the remake so much more than the original. I recently rewatched the original to see how it held up and thought it was extremely outdated. The remake has so much more to offer and the acting was better as well. This is another movie that actually managed to get a scare out of me that didn’t involve very high pitched violins or jump scares so I put it up really high on a pedestal. It still has its flaws but it doesn’t take away from how well this was remade.

12. Rec (2007)

My Rating: 8/10

Available for rent on streaming platforms

My favorite found footage film ever! And it’s in Spanish! If you’ve watched the American version “Quarantine”, I apologize. “Rec” is many levels higher than “Quarantine” and deserves a lot more recognition! It is one of the few found footage movies where I actually feel like this is actually happening and it worries me that this is the most probable way of handling the situation. If you don’t mind reading a few subtitles and dealing with a bit of shaky cam then please give this movie a shot!

11. Over the Garden Wall (2014)

My Rating: 9/10

Available on Hulu

Not necessarily a horror movie, but a great Halloween show to watch. Especially if you’re looking for something family friendly. This is an animated show about two brothers trying to find their way home from a mysterious place. There’s a lot of overlapping themes and subtlety to this show that makes it so much better to watch multiple times. It’s also not very long so it can be binged in a day! One of my favorite animated shows and I’m also planning on rewatching it for Halloween.

10. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

My Rating: 8/10

Available on IMDb TV or Prime

The least Cloverfield movie of the Cloverfield movies but also the best one out of all of them in my opinion. This is a suspenseful horror movie revolving around three characters trying to take shelter from what seems to be a nuclear attack. The writing is great, the story is great, the only thing that isn’t great is the stupid shoehorned in Cloverfield aspect. Other than that this is almost a perfect movie!

9. Alien (1979)

My Rating: 7/10

Available on HBO

This might be the only Alien movie that I actually love! It is the perfect amount of suspense and does a great job of hiding the creature. This is exactly how a sci-fi horror movie should be done and I don’t think I will ever get tired of it.

8. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

My Rating: 8/10

Available on Cinemax

Finally, my favorite zombie movie! This is both a great parody of the zombie genre while also being a very entertaining horror movie with some stakes. It’s also part of the Cornetto trilogy which include some of my favorite comedies so if you want a pretty dry humor zombie movie then I would recommend this!

7. The Host (2006)

My Rating: 8/10

Available on Prime

Not the shitty teen romance, but the amazing Korean horror genre! It was directed by everyone’s favorite Korean director at the moment, Bong Joon Ho! I think I might have mentioned Cloverfield being my favorite monster movie but I had forgotten about how great this movie was. The acting is top notch, the monster is pretty creepy regardless of how outdated the cg might look, and it’s just such a ride! It was the movie that introduced me to Bong Joon Ho and I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to look for an accessible Korean film!

6. The Act of Killing (2012)

My Rating: 10/10

Available on Prime

Not necessarily a horror movie but it does give me chills when I watch it. This is a documentary revolving around former Indonesian leaders who were asked to reenact their mass murders however they would like. I would also like to include the fact that they killed a million people and these leaders seem to be very nonchalant about that. Not to mention the way they choose to reenact these mass murders is fairly disturbing. If you want some irl horror then this is the documentary for you!

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

My Rating: 9/10

Available on Disney+ maybe?

I’m not a very big fan of musicals but I do love this movie a lot! The animation, the cute heartwarming story, the great musical numbers, the characters; I can think of so many things that I love about this movie. I’m sure everyone’s heard about this movie at some point or watched it and if you haven’t, make some time for it!

4. Local 58 (2015)

My Rating: 9/10

Available on Youtube

My favorite Youtube mini series and probably one of my favorite things to watch if I ever just feel like giving myself a sense of paranoia or anxiety. There are 8 videos in this mini series and I’m sure there will be at least one that will have you freaking out or questioning why you’re even here. It takes about half an hour or less to get through all of them so try to give it a chance! If you do try to figure out the common theme in all of them as well and how they correlate.

3. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999)

My Rating: 10/10

Available on Boomerang

I believe this is my favorite animated series next to Bojack Horseman and even though it’s pretty old at this point, this show still holds up in every way! There are some really good wholesome episodes and some others that still freak me out a bit. I think Halloween is a perfect time to revisit a few of these episodes or even binge the whole show.

2. Hereditary (2018)

My Rating: 8/10

Available on Prime

This would be the perfect horror movie if it hadn’t been for the last 15 minutes of the movie. Which is actually the opposite of a regular horror movie where the last 15 minutes are the better parts of them. But it still doesn’t discredit the fact that this movie is amazing! The more you look around the frames, the more you read into the story the creepier it becomes. For the majority of the movie it doesn’t hold your hand and is another reason I praise it so much. If you’ve already seen this movie then I would also recommend other Ari Aster films like “The Strange Thing About the Johnsons” or “Midsommer”.

1. Thirst (2009)

My Rating: 10/10

Available to rent on streaming platforms!

I believe I wrote a huge analysis on this movie and I kinda wish I could write another one on it since I keep finding more stuff to appreciate with every viewing. It’s a Korean vampire movie and it is just so amazing. The development of the characters and the flaws that everyone has ties so well with all of the themes of this movie. I really wish I could spoil so much but I would rather everyone at least try to watch it once! At the moment this is my all time favorite horror movie even though the horror comes more with the mindset of the characters more than the actual vampire or monster aspect. Just an amazing movie all around!

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