spf 30-day horror challenge98

i like horror movies a lot, and i'm still in quarantine. i've decided that it is the perfect time for me to watch a new horror movie every single night in october

i chose a mix of horror films that have been on my radar and horror "classics" that i've been meaning to check out.

i have no idea if i will follow through with this, but i will post short reviews of the films i watch throughout the coming month = )

this is my list: (this list is extremely subject to change and will prolly be adjusted a lot over the coming month)

October 1st: The Super

October 2nd: It Comes at Night

October 3rd: Polaroid

October 4th: Scream

October 5th: The Conspiracy

October 6th: The People Under the Stairs

October 7th: Hellraiser

October 8th: American Poltergeist

October 9th: Be My Cat: A Film For Anne

October 10th: Vampires vs. the Bronx

October 11th: Cabin Fever

October 12th: Host

October 13th: Scary Movie

October 14th: The Thing

October 15th: The Blackcoatā€™s Daughter

October 16th: Suspiria

October 17th: The Taking of Deborah Logan

October 18th: The Boy

October 19th: Cam

October 20th: Candyman

October 21st: House of the Witch

October 22nd: Lake Mungo

October 23rd: Tragedy Girls

October 24th: Last Shift

October 25th: Child's Play

October 26th: 1BR

October 27th: IT: Chapter Two

October 28th: 30 Miles From Nowhere

October 29th: Tucker and Dale VS Evil

October 30th: A Dark Song

October 31st: Halloween

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NIGHT 19 - Cam

this is the type of film that could easily come off as sexist/exploitative, but i was really impressed with how the film handled the subject mature through a mature and (surprisingly) feminist lens. this was a really tense & anxiety-inducing film and i was genuinely impressed w/how smart the writing was

but jesus christ, the ending was so bad! this film ruins the stellar story in record time by having the most cop-out and unrealistic resolution i've ever seen. it honestly feels like the last 10 minutes of this film were written by someone completely different

this was a good film, but the ending soured the experience so much that i'm giving it a 6/10. it would have been an 8 if the ending was even marginally better
NIGHT 20 - Candyman

dark and thoughtful movie that touches on racism & poverty in a way i've never seen from a horror film before - i was very impressed that this film managed to tackle social issues in such a thought-provoking way without sacrificing the narrative or the scariness. this has me really excited to see how jordan peele's remake will handle the themes, and i really liked this one

giving this an 8/10
NIGHT 21 - House of the Witch

this was brimming with creativity and unique ideas but got buried in a sea of bad acting and bad writing. there were some genuinely scary moments in this film that used the "haunted house" theme very appropriately - but it failed to maintain any consistent sense of tension or interest. i don't hate this one, but it could have been so much better

giving this a 5/10
NIGHT 22 - Lake Mungo

a deeply harrowing film in which the true horror of the narrative is not found within death and the fear of the unknown, but within the loneliness of being unheard. this is a film about the desire for recognition and validation, and the true existential fear that comes from having it stripped away from you. on a surface level, this is an incredibly scary film - it constantly makes the viewer scan the frames for hidden images, and the narrative constantly throws the viewer off of its trial to deliver some truly powerful gut punches toward the conclusion. however, the real depth in this film is contained within the things that are left unsaid, and within the voices that beg to be heard

this film really hit home for me, and i believe that it will stick with me for a long time. it is just the right mix of spine-tingling horror and melancholy existentialism. if it holds up to being re-watched, then it might become one of my favorite movies period.

10/10
NIGHT 22 - Tragedy Girls

this is the darkest "dark comedy" i've ever seen - i was surprised how far this movie went to make humor out of the darkest stuff possible, lol. i thought this was really entertaining and a lot of fun even if it was nothing groundbreaking. the script dragged a bit in the middle of the film but the overwhelming bleakness of the humor kept it entertaining

giving this a 7/10
Super3d 19h
+10
staypositivefiend
NIGHT 19 - Cam

this is the type of film that could easily come off as sexist/exploitative, but i was really impressed with how the film handled the subject mature through a mature and (surprisingly) feminist lens. this was a really tense & anxiety-inducing film and i was genuinely impressed w/how smart the writing was

but jesus christ, the ending was so bad! this film ruins the stellar story in record time by having the most cop-out and unrealistic resolution i've ever seen. it honestly feels like the last 10 minutes of this film were written by someone completely different

this was a good film, but the ending soured the experience so much that i'm giving it a 6/10. it would have been an 8 if the ending was even marginally better
AGREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
NIGHT 24 - Last Shift

this film is like walking through a haunted house - it is constantly and relentlessly trying out new methods to scare you. not every scare worked, but the ones that did were incredibly effective, and the underlying story was told very well even if i wasn't particularly drawn to it. solid & scary film

7/10
1plex2d 15h
You better replace something else with Tucker and Dale. Not explaining why as it will lead to spoilers.
1plex
You better replace something else with Tucker and Dale. Not explaining why as it will lead to spoilers.
wish i knew what this was referring to, but ill take a look at the content warnings for the film before i give it a watch (doesthedogdie.com is a very useful resource)- thanks for the heads up
syd2d 2h
+10
im excited to see your opinion about IT: Chapter 2 i hope you like it :D
syd
im excited to see your opinion about IT: Chapter 2 i hope you like it :D
i loved the first one so im really excited to see it! tbh though, im coming in with really low expectations because i have yet to see a positive review/opinion of the film online lol
NIGHT 25 - Child's Play (2019)

this was the first chucky movie i've ever seen....and it was pretty bad tbh! i felt like this movie couldnt decide if it wanted to be scary or funny, and the film awkwardly meshed those two elements together in a dull and uninteresting way. the characters were never interesting or funny enough for me to be amused by them, and the movie was never scary enough for me to feel tension. just a total flop for me, tbh

giving this a 2/10
Sonrio1d 21h
Oh you watched the 2019 one...
Sonrio
Oh you watched the 2019 one...
i have Regrets
Sonrio1d 21h
+10
Its ok the series is honestly garbage anyway
NIGHT 26 - 1BR

this film has a major twist 1/3 of the way through that really took me out of the story for a while - i was annoyed with the needless cruelty of the narrative, and i expected to dislike the rest of the movie. but the film really recovers well during the final act, and the last 15-20 minutes are genuinely fantastic! the ending was chilling and well-executed, and i thought that this movie was "good" even though it's not the type of horror i love

6/10
toxic110h 34m
+10
gurl i still remember that hand scene that shit fcked me up
toxic1
gurl i still remember that hand scene that shit fcked me up
i hated that scene so much!!! lmao i had to look away when it happened