It’s finally October! Start carving your pumpkins. Pick up a bag of your favorite candy. And put something scary on the TV because there’s not much else to do with the pandemic still going on. Like last year, I’ve written up a list of a few of my favorite horror movies.
Crowley is not a good movie. It’s one of those movies that’s so bad it’s good. The premise itself is fairly outrageous, a guy using virtual reality gets possessed by the ghost of Aleister Crowley via the internet. The actors chew up the scenery. Crowley’s antics lean more towards raunchy than evil. The music is the one genuinely good part since it’s handled by Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden.
Perhaps it’s the pandemic, but I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic this year. That’s led me to miss Dead Space. Dead Space is one of my favorite games. It’s just so good because of how creepy the Necromorphs looked, how ominous the Church of Unitology was, and how fun the “strategic dismemberment” mechanic was. Sometimes though, I can’t be bothered to have to pick up my plasma cutter, hence having a Dead Space movie on this list. The other fun thing about Dead Space: Downfall is that it’s a prequel to the first game. You get to find out what happened aboard the USG Ishimura before Isaac Clarke arrived.
I’m a sucker for supernatural horror. A Dark Song was hands down my favorite movie that I’ve watched in the last year. I loved how, until the last few minutes of the film, you don’t see any of the spirits, so all you have spooking you is the sound and atmosphere of the house. This movie is a slow-burning film, like The Witch, so if you want a movie that has scares every few minutes, this will not be your cup of tea. I honestly feel this movie is at its weakest when it decides to show you the spirits and scare you with them.