Halloween 2015 Horrorfest

Halloween is kicking off early this year! No waiting till October to roll out the fright flicks, Horrorfest is beginning in September. These are all the horror movies watched to get pumped for Halloween 2015.

I'm posting expanded reviews of each movie in weekly posts on The Grawlix Podcast website! Will update this description with links to each article as they are posted.

Week 1 - Demons, What We Do in the Shadows, and Trick or Treat
www.grawlixpodcast.com/2015/09/halloween-horror-reviews-1.html

Week 2 - Fun Size Horror: Volume One, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, He Knows You're Alone, Sleepaway Camp I AND II, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, and The Burning
www.grawlixpodcast.com/2015/09/halloween-horror-reviews-2.html

Week 3 - Madman, The Final Terror, Sleepaway…

  • Demons

    Demons

    ★★★★

    Re-Watched September 6, 2015. 3rd time watch. Ridiculous '80s Italian produced horror flick good any time of the year!

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★★

    Watched September 7, 2015. 1st time watch. LOVED IT! Straight up comedy that plays on vampire (among other) cliches. Not scary but seriously the funniest movie I've watched in a long time.

  • Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat

    ★★★½

    Watched September 8, 2015. First time watch. Fun flick! Could become a yearly Halloween viewing.

  • Fun Size Horror: Volume One

    Fun Size Horror: Volume One

    ★★

    Watched September 12, 2015. 1st time watch. 31 horror shorts collected into one film. Some great, some good, some (too many) not so good. More thoughts here: letterboxd.com/randalsilvey/film/fun-size-horror-volume-one/

    Read Review
  • Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

    Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

    ★★★★

    Watched September 13, 2015. 1st time watch. Fun, kinetic, ridiculous, creative zombie film from Australia. Such a unique looking film by two first time directors on a low budget. Think Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead (with a little Evil Dead 2). It doesn't reach the greatness of those films but it is pretty cool.

  • He Knows You're Alone

    He Knows You're Alone

    ★½

    Watched September 13, 2015. 1st time watch. Dull Halloween-clone slasher flick. It attempts to recreate the feel, hit the same beats, and straight up steal the music of John Carpenter's Halloween but fails. Except the music, it is an unabashed clone of the Halloween score. A couple of pros verse it's many cons is that the opening scene is inventive (apparently paid homage to in Scream 2) and it features Tom Hanks in his very first roll, though he has a small part. Just watch Halloween instead.

  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp

    ★★★

    Watched September 16, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

    ★★★

    Watched September 17, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

    ★★★★

    Watched September 17, 2015. 1st time watch. Highly recommended! This ultra-meta mockumentary-slash-slasher flick is great fun.

  • The Burning

    The Burning

    ★★½

    Watched September 18, 2015. 1st time watch. Was totally on board with this slasher flick (I mean, that raft scene... right!?) until the end when it floundered. Worth a watch if you are into slashers and the music is fantastic but the climax felt jumbled and ultimately disappointing.

  • Madman

    Madman

    ★★½

    Watched September 19, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • The Final Terror

    The Final Terror

    ★★½

    Watched September 20, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

    Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

    ★★

    Watched September 23rd, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • Cheerleader Camp

    Cheerleader Camp

    Watched September 24, 2015. 1st time watch. Boring slasher with a streak of the worst brand of 80s comedy. Pick any other slasher on this list before this.

  • Black Sunday

    Black Sunday

    ★★★★

    Watched September 30th, 2015.

  • The Hive

    The Hive

    ★★★

    Watched October 1st, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★

    Watched September 3rd, 2015.

  • Deadly Friend

    Deadly Friend

    ★★★

    Watched September 3rd, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • Pontypool

    Pontypool

    ★★★★★

    Re-watched October 5th, 2015.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★★

    Re-watched October 7th, 2015.

  • Housebound

    Housebound

    ★★★★

    Watched October 15th, 2015. First time watch.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    Re-Watched October 16th, 2015 at the Scream in the Dark film festival following a Q&A with Teri McMinn and John Dugan!

  • Grim Prairie Tales

    Grim Prairie Tales

    ★★★

    Watched October 20th, 2015. 1st Time Watch.

  • Escapes

    Escapes

    Watched October 21st, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • Tales of Halloween

    Tales of Halloween

    ★★★★

    Watched October 21st, 2015. 1st time watch.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    Re-Watched October 27th, 2015.

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    ★★★½

    Watched October 30th, 2015.