Have yourself a horror movie marathon


Halloween offers a multitude of scary movies that are perfect for horror movie marathons.

Hello Hawks! Are you ready for Halloween this year? No matter how you’re feeling this fall season, October is the perfect month to have a horror movie marathon. Be warned: some of these movies contain gore and should be watched at the viewer’s discretion.

Let’s start with the classics, dating far back to when your parents were teenagers who were also looking for movies to send chills down their spine and make goosebumps rise on their skin. Check out films like “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Psycho,” “Friday the 13th,” the “Halloween” series and more. Additionally, “The Silence of the Lambs” is sure to thrill; it came out in 1991 and brought the name Hannibal Lecter to infamy.

“The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,” released in 1970, is next on the list. This is a more suspenseful film as the character in the movie, Sam Dalmas, leaps into an investigation of an infamous serial killer after he sees a strange figure trying to commit a murder. He must avoid becoming a victim himself.

From 1998 comes “Disturbing Behavior,” which can be described as a cult film. The horror movie relies a lot on the overall mystery of a town called Cradle Bay, where every student in the clique known as the Blue Ribbon appears to be a poster child of excellence and perfection. Steve Clark, the town’s newcomer, pairs up with Rachel to dig out the truth about the Blue Ribbons.

A more recent release comes from 2002 with “Crazy as Hell.” The movie features an interesting plot, with psychiatrist Ty Adams going to film a documentary at Sedah State Mental Hospital. After an exciting run-in, he starts treating a man with a mysterious background. The man claims that he is the devil and throughout the film, he continues to appear as an all-knowing person or a creature. This leads to Dr. Adams, his psychiatrist, having to reconsider his entire outlook on life with an interesting twist at the end.

In recent years, horror films such as “Get Out,” “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Us” have been successes in the entertainment world. In 2019, “In the Tall Grass” showed a curiously interesting story of a brother and sister entering a field of grass to rescue a young boy, but with deaths taking place it could not be ignored that there was something mysteriously sinister lurking within the tall grass. “Nocturne” and “#Alive,” released this year, are also full of thrilling surprises that you won’t want to miss.

A horror movie marathon for Halloween would not be complete without the movies most of us remember from our childhood: “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Corpse Bride,” “Coraline,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Beetlejuice,” “9” and so many more.

Whether you’re looking for real scares, horrific imagery, a suspenseful thriller or hoping to bask in the nostalgic trauma of youth, The Hawk’s Herald wishes you a terrifying horror movie marathon night!