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: Creep
THE STREAMING SERVICE: Netflix
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: Creep is a true gem. With slapdash cover and a name that doesn’t tell you a single thing about the movie, I slept on this baby for years. Don’t make the same mistake as me. The movie stars Mark Duplass in the role of his career and constantly keeps you guessing. Is it all a run ruse? Is everyone having a good time? Or is shit about to get very scary very fast? If you’re looking for a horror movie to watch with friends, this one will have you laughing and screaming. If you like this one, buckle in, both the seaquels are worth watching.
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT MOVIE, PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?: You still here? Sit down, pour yourself and drink and let’s look at some weirded / more extreme / untested options for tonight. Once again, I am torn between All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, both of which are on Netflix. I’ve definitely heard people talk about Mandy Lane before and since it seems like it might be a modern classic. I think I might just give that one a go.