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: The Love Witch
THE STREAMING SERVICE: Amazon Prime Video
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: If you’ve been wanting to get in on the Halloween movie marathon, but you can’t handle jump scares or gore or body horror, The Love Witch is campy, spooky, weird and a visual treat, while still scratching that seasonal itch. Director Anna Biller spent years sourcing the clothing, accessories and the props used in the film and her dedication to sexy 60s camp is what really sells this film. At the very least, it looks better and feels more original than Once Upon A Time In Hollywood…
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THAT MOVIE, PLEASE SIR CAN I HAVE SOME MORE?: Let’s see… Let’s see… What am I going to watch today? I’m between two different films, so maybe you can help me decide. I’m either going to go with the possession flick Lovely Molly, which was directed by Eduardo Sanchez (who you may know from the Blair Witch Project) or I’ll go for the Japanese haunted house / apartment film Dark Water, which is kind of a J-Horror classic. Decisions, decisions.