Manic Movie Mondays: Halloween edition

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Hello everyone.  Since we are only a week away from celebrating one of the best holidays ever.  I thought it would be nice to share some awesome horror and other fright filled posts by some great writers.  That and I just recently got my laptop and didn’t have much time to really write anything too new(at least for this site).  What follow is a cool list of reviews, stories and even some videos of some great things to hopefully put you in the Halloween season.


Parlor of Horror has a great post all about stories that are perfect to tell when you out camping.


Kieron from What about The Twinkee enlists other great writers such as Zoe from The Sporadic Chronicles from a Beginner Blogger and Jade of  Enchanted by Film to list some great movies to watch this Halloween weekend

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The Beautiful Leah Hather reviews one of Stephen King’s adapted works The Mist for Movie Rob’s Blogathon about The Maine writer (Be sure to check out other great posts as well)


Movie Reviews 101 does a good job looking back at one of Freddy Krueger’s best features that is not the original.  A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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Hard Ticket To Home Video looks back at the movie Trick or Treat for his Shlocktober Fest V.  This is not the recent one that combined a bunch of stories.  No, this one is all about how the devil can get into your records and steal your soul if you play them backwards.


Kristen of Journeys in Classic Films reviews a movie I have never heard of before and makes a good point that ones we are not familiar with are perfect to be remade because they have a good premise. Or in this case a good title.  Let’s Scare Jessica to Death does have a nice ring to it


Brandon of Movies at a Dog Farm and Eric of The IPC have been gushing and praising about The Final Girls.  A movie so good I won’t be seeing it in theaters because some asshole thought another Paranormal Activity movie was the right call.

Brandon’s review

Eric’s take


The fine staff over at Channel Superhero have enlisted many many great writers.  Infact way too much for me to link to here.  They have all gathered including yours truly to cover 31 days of the HBO series that should get a comeback  Tales From The Crypt.  Bubbawheat’s intros are the best and capture the same fun tone that the show has


My lovely cohost of Film Pasture Podcast. Emma K Wall gives us her horror movie recommendations that you can now watch via Netflix.


Barry of Cinematic Catharsis gives us his take on Brian DePalma’s early effort The Phantom Of The Paradise.

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DJ Valentine, Matthew Stewart, Justin Polizzi, and of course the awesome sexy announcer J.U.L.I.E. of Simplistic Reviews gives your ears quite a treat as they play tricks on each other in their Halloween episode.


Over on The Lambcast.  Jay Cluitt invites guests Zoe Rose Smith, Bubbawheat,Nicole Ayers, and Kristen Lopez to discuss The Wes Craven classic.  The People Under The Stairs



Well that’s all the links I have for this week.  I will be back in a few days to give you my 5 tips to survive any horror flick.   Thanks for reading.



About The Vern

I love movies and I enjoy writing about them too. They both go pretty much hand in hand with each other and it's fun to discover new classics. I co host the podcasts The Film Pasture, ScreenTrax, and soon Cinema Recall. While also contributing reviews and articles to other great sites when I can.
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9 Responses to Manic Movie Mondays: Halloween edition

  1. MadlabPost says:

    What a good roundup of links to get in the Halloween mood. I’m looking forward to checking out that Stephen King review, though I have yet to watch The Mist and want to read that list of movie recommendations from What about the Twinkee. Horror movies have the funniest titles sometimes and although I rarely watch films in the horror genre, how can anyone bypass a flick that goes by the name “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death” this season? I’d probably give it a chance out of sheer curiosity 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    • The Vern says:

      The Mist is great and if you can get the Black and White version I highly recommend that one. It in my mind is a bit more scary, and it matches the same type of paranoia that movies had back in the 50’s.

      • Nicole says:

        I’ll be be sure to look for that version if I can get up the guts to watch it. From the little I’ve seen and read about The Mist, it seems like a creepy film. M. Night Shyamalan is behind that one, right? I lack much knowledge in the horror/creepy film department. Maybe I can convince some of my family to watch it with me.

  2. Zoë says:

    Absolutely awesome round up here Vern! Will have to check some of these out 🙂 Thanks for the mention!

  3. Many thanks for the shout out, Vern! I’m thrilled to be among such great company, and glad to see you’re up and running again.

  4. The Vern says:

    Thanks man I just need a few more things to get the shows started again, but we will be doing that soon

  5. Brittani says:

    This is a great selection of links! (also wtf with that first gif? lol)

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