[31 Days of Halloween] Day 8: Horror Movie You Can Watch Any Day



Cabin in the Woods is one horror movie I’m down to watch any time, any day. It’s the perfect mix of comedy and horror, with a cast and characters that I adore. The witty writing and the variety of legitimately terrifying monsters make it super spooky but also a ton of fun. I revisit it quite often and I’m always excited to show it to friends who haven’t seen it. - Megan Casady


That would be my favorite horror movie, An American Werewolf in London. It gets better with each watch. The chemistry between everyone, the jokes, the unbelievable craftsmanship of the werewolf transformation, and the creativity are all elements that equal something I absolutely love. – Rachael Hauschild


They toe the line for sure but I think Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland are all season-any day-any time kind od movies. I would even argue that Shaun of the Dead is one of -if not the best – zombie movies of all time. Horror needs a little comedy in it to really keep the viewer off balance and I don’t think any movie balances the two genres nearly as well. – Mike Vlastnik


I’ll cheat a little bit here and say any movie from the Final Destination series. When I need something to throw on and have a quick bit of fun, I can never fail with any one of these five (yes, even part four). You just get that sense of horror satisfaction with the brutal and gory kills, but also that macabre joy from the way they are carried out, and the often comedically over-the-top reactions of the characters. – Michele Eggen


Near Dark. You will never see me turn down the idea of viewing this. I like my monsters to be the kind I'd want to hang around, and I don't do the whiny velvet-frocked vampires who live in castles. I like vampires who ride around in RVs with razor spurs on their boots, drinking whiskey and killing pool halls full of people for sport. Plus, that Tangerine Dream score can't be beat. – Amanda Rebholz


I’ll never forget after I moved in with my girlfriend (now wife) and I fell asleep one day of total mental and physical exhaustion while watching Scream. She woke me up asking “how can you sleep watching this?!” Well, it’s my favorite. These people are my friends. The dialogue never tires, the kills are never less effective, Sidney is the ultimate final girl. It’s just my most comfortable little town to live in, in spite of the knife wielding murderer(s) running around. - Ryan Larson


I know I'm in the minority here, but I am of the thought that The Exorcist III is not only one of the best supernatural horror films of all time, but that it is also better than the first film. Heresy I know, but I dig what I dig. There's something so terrifyingly human about the film, it gives us one of the coolest yet flawed character ever with George C. Scott's Kinderman. He's a man fighting within himself regarding what he does and doesn't believe and has him asking himself and others why a god, if he existed, would allow such atrocious things to happen. 

One of the only two films that author William Peter Blatty directed himself, The Exorcist III is intense and full of scares, one of which is in my opinion, the best jump scare of all time. I've used The Exorcist III as a test to see whether an individual is worth my time and it's a film that I have yet to hear someone say they hate. I'm always looking for that one hater, so I can kick them in the shins.  - Jerry Smith