My favorite thing to do is to make recommendations. If I could give everyone in the world my phone number and have them text me whenever they needed something specific (a date night restaurant in D.C., a Czech new wave film for a casual Saturday night in). I would do it. While I love talking about food and art and fashion and music and anything else under the umbrella of pop culture, I really excel at talking about horror movies. I should have a PhD in talking about horror movies. So I’m putting my knowledge to good use and recommending at least one horror movie a day throughout the month of October. Grab my hand and let me be your guide through some spooky cinema.
THE MOVIE: The Blackcoat’s Daughter
THE STREAMING SERVICE: Netflix
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: There’s only 10 more days until Halloween! Let’s celebrate the last of our 31 movies for 31 days with this darling indie horror flick The Blackcoat’s Daughter. Minimalist, cold, quiet and strikingly creepy, this flick commands your attention subtly. The atmosphere envelops you from the get go and takes you down a road where everything, from the smallest glances and conversations, feel off. Starring both Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka (before the nightmare that is Sabrina), it’s an interesting departure for both actors, who usually verge on the edge of camp when they’re cast in horror.
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT MOVIE, PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?: Time and time again, the simplicity and ease of use of Netflix pulls me in. Tonight, I’m probably going to sit down and watch their latest spooky Netflix original, Eli. I can’t imagine anything scarier than allergies and this is kind of sort of a spooky movie about them? I guess? It’s like they took the one hospital scene from The Exorcist and made it into a movie. What I’m saying is, I guess I’ll give it a go. I have heard some good things.