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: Grabbers
THE STREAMING SERVICE: Hulu
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: In retrospect, I should have recommended you watch Grabbers last night (because the best way to watch this movie is with a drink in your hand), but if you’re willing to treat yourself to a pint tonight, you’re going to have a good time. Grabbers is a hilarious, Irish horror comedy about a small fishing town that is beset by Lovecraftian monsters. It’s a rollicking good time.
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT MOVIE, PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?: I’m taking part in the horror movie that is the Bentzen Ball this weekend (kidding, get your tickets here), but the current plan brewing in my mind is to watch all three Poltergeist movies, plus the remake. Poltergeist was the first movie that really scared me and shook me to my core, and I’ve seen it many times since, but I’ve never explored the two weird sequels. Let’s explore this shadow realm together, shall we?