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: Child’s Play
THE STREAMING SERVICE: Hulu
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: Tonight we are taking it back and going old school with Child’s Play. You probably thought this movie was called Chucky, but it’s not! If you haven’t seen Child’s Play and you’ve just been coasting on the general cultural knowledge of the haunted doll Chucky, strap yourself in and get ready for a very special viewing experience. This movie is wild and campy fun from top to bottom, but there are also some genuinely menacing moments. If you’re already well acquainted with this sick murder doll, maybe check out one of the sequels?
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT MOVIE, PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?: Since we’re talking about weirdo horror comedies, I think Eat Locals is on the menu for me tonight. It looks like a fun little romp about a clan of vampires who are gathering in Britain for a local meeting where they run into some vampire hunters. I’m hoping for something in the same realm as What We Do in the Shadows, but who knows! Let’s find out together.