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: Event Horizon
THE STREAMING SERVICE: Hulu
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: If you’ve been reading this column and waiting patiently for the day I would finally recommend some horror sci-fi, today is your lucky day. We’re (basically) half way through the month of October and we’re celebrating it by diving headfirst into the gritty, industrial, hellscape that is Event Horizon. What makes this film different from movies like Alien or Europa Report is that the big bads aren’t aliens or life forms from another planet, but the horrifying nightmare that is passing through the fabric of the universe and watching everything unravel before your eyes! It’s a trip. Join me on it.
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT MOVIE, PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?: In my heart of hearts, I’m over zombie movies. I love the classics like Night of the Living Dead and 28 Days Later, but I’m over almost anything else. I’m tired of watching the same scenes over and over again. Despite my complete lack of interest, I’ve heard so much about the newly released zombie comedy One Cut of the Dead (which is streaming on Shudder), that I feel like I have to watch it. It looks like it could be the next Shaun of the Dead, so let’s give it a shot.