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: A Quiet Place
THE STREAMING SERVICE: Hulu
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: I hope you like tension, because this movie is filled with moments that make you want to scoot down to the edge of your seat and yell loudly in the privacy of your own home. I had some qualms with A Quiet Place when it came out, but it’s definitely a master class in creating tension. Plus, if you’re just dipping your toes into horror, this post-apocalyptic family themed film starring Jim Halpert and Emily Blunt is scary, without being too overwhelming. After you see it, you’ll never think about corn the same way again.
As a warning, there is a scene where a young child dies.
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT MOVIE, PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?: Gather ’round my weird friends and come with me into uncharted territory. After cruising through the Internet, I discovered the infamous found footage film The Poughkeepsie Tapes is free on a streaming site called Tubi. I’m a huge found footage buff and I’ve been meaning to sit down and see this movie for forever, so I’m excited to have the opportunity. I’ve heard it’s really fucking creepy.