Project Announcement: The First Annual 13 Days of Halloween

UPDATE October 29, 2017: See the 2017 project at this link!

It’s a poorly kept secret that my favorite time of the year lies between September 1 and December 31. That’s when all of my favorite seasons and holidays (and my birthday) happen! I love Halloween, and my hype for the holiday starts on September 1st and rolls right through 11:59 PM on October 31st.

Last year I proposed a project called “31 Nights of Halloween” where I’d watch and review something Halloween related each day in October. Unfortunately, my work schedule was too demanding, and I only locked down seven movies and was forced to cancel the project. So this year, I’m starting over, and hitting a more realistic goal of 13. This will be much simpler and more achievable. I can also hit this up annually and watch 13 different items each year and never miss a beat. Sounds like a perfect goal and situation to be in!

If you’ve read my past blogs, you already know I have annual traditions that go along with this time of year. If not, take a quick second to review them here. Some of the top items I’m going to watch every year no matter what, even after I review them in this project. The main goal is to vary up my watchlist each time to hit a variety of genres outside of just traditional horror. I’m including suspense, thrillers, family films with Halloween included or featured, sci-fi, or anything else that can spark my spirit.

The list of potential project ideas is below. I am opening this up to suggestions until October 1st, which is when I’ll work out my schedule of movies. What would you like to see or include? Leave them in the comments!

I will probably try to vary horror, sci-fi, family, and TV each year for as long as I can. Also, some ideas may be rejected, but if so, I will post them at the bottom and explain why.

 

THE SPOOKY HALLOWEEN SPECIALS LIST TO BE CONSIDERED

Note: entire series.sagas will be considered where you see a film listed. Example: Friday the 13th will be listed, and all will be considered, unless otherwise stated.

 

  1. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  2. 13 Ghosts
  3. 28 Days Later
  4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Not the remake)
  5. AAAHH!!! Real Monsters Episodes
  6. Addams Family
  7. Alien (Series)
  8. The Amityville Horror
  9. An American Werewolf in London
  10. Are You Afraid of the Dark? Episodes
  11. Ash Vs. Evil Dead
  12. Beetlejuice
  13. Big Bang Theory Halloween Specials
  14. Blade
  15. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  16. Bubba Ho-Tep
  17. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Halloween themed episodes)
  18. Butterfly Effect
  19. Cabin in the Woods
  20. Carrie
  21. Casper
  22. Children of the Corn
  23. Coraline
  24. Corpse Bride
  25. The Craft
  26. The Crazies
  27. Dawn of the Dead (Original)
  28. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  29. The Devil’s Rejects
  30. Disturbia
  31. Donnie Darko
  32. Doug: Doug’s Halloween Adventure
  33. Edward Scissorhands
  34. Event Horizon
  35. Evil Dead 2013
  36. The Exorcist (A classic paranormal horror)
  37. Frankenweenie
  38. Friday the 13th
  39. From Dusk Til Dawn
  40. Ghostbusters
  41. Goosebumps Episodes/Movie
  42. Halloween / Halloween II (Rob Zombie Remakes)
  43. Halloweentown
  44. Hannibal Rising
  45. Hansel & Gretel
  46. Hellraiser
  47. The Hills Have Eyes
  48. Hocus Pocus
  49. Hotel Transylvania
  50. Interview with the Vampire
  51. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  52. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  53. Jaws
  54. John Carpenter’s Vampires
  55. Jurassic Park (Original film only)
  56. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  57. King Kong
  58. Little Shop of Horrors (The Rick Moranis edition)
  59. Lost Boys
  60. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  61. Monster House
  62. The Mummy (Brendan Frasier series)
  63. Night of the Living Dead
  64. Nightmare Before Christmas
  65. The Omen
  66. ParaNorman
  67. Pet Cemetery
  68. Phantom of the Opera
  69. Poltergeist
  70. Predator
  71. Prometheus
  72. Psycho
  73. The Purge
  74. Queen of the Damned
  75. Rear Window
  76. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  77. Saw
  78. See No Evil
  79. Scary Movie
  80. Se7en
  81. Shaun of the Dead
  82. The Shining
  83. Silence of the Lambs
  84. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror (Only one per year)
  85. Sixth Sense
  86. Sleepy Hollow
  87. South Park Halloween Specials
  88. Strangers
  89. Super 8
  90. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  91. Tales from the Crypt Episodes
  92. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  93. They Live
  94. The Thing
  95. This is the End
  96. Trick ‘R Treat
  97. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil
  98. Twilight Zone Movie/Episodes
  99. Van Helsing
  100. The Wolfman
  101. Wrong Turn
  102. X-Files (Specific episodes/movies)
  103. Young Frankenstein
  104. Zombieland

 

REVIEWED ALREADY

  1. Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad
  2. Army of Darkness
  3. Big Bang Theory – The Middle-Earth Paradigm
  4. Evil Dead
  5. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn
  6. Get Out
  7. Halloween (1978)
  8. Halloween II (1981)
  9. It (1990)
  10. It (2017)
  11. Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
  12. South Park – Sons A Witches
  13. Stranger Things (Season 1)

 

 

THE REJECT LIST

-Blair Witch series. I saw the first one and loathed it. I have zero interest in watching it again, or any of its sequels.
-Child’s Play series. I’ve never been a fan of Chucky as a character or a horror villain. I admit I laughed at scenes in Bride of Chucky, but otherwise I find him obnoxious.
-Final Destination series. Talk about jumping the shark. The movies get boring after the opening scene. I did enjoy the second one though.
-Jeeper’s Creepers. Hated the first one. Watched a death montage of the second. I’m good.
-The Mist. One of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. I should retro my worst movies list and add this back.
-Paranormal Activity series. Same as Blair Witch.
-Scream series. I’ve seen the first one twice. It didn’t do anything for me. I watched the second one for Sarah Michelle Gellar, and the third one for the Jay & Silent Bob cameo. That’s about it.

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16 thoughts on “Project Announcement: The First Annual 13 Days of Halloween”

    1. Not a chance. The movies are all watched. This won’t impact my writing at all. Funny you mentioned it but I just resumed writing it this afternoon before I decided to pen this list quickly.

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