Horror Film Fest 2020: A joyful Journey Into Darkness

Since we were all relatively locked down throughout 2020, I thought it would be a fitting task to watch as many horror movies as I could. Not surprising, I had more than enough time on my hands to complete my goal and then some. Below, I listed the 126 movies I watched from August 3 to October 31, 2020.

Now, not all of these movies fall under the traditional horror genre. I ended up counting anything related to Halloween as well.

So, first thing’s first, here is the full list of movies. Anything in bold is well worth the watch in my opinion!

Movie List

  • The Hunger (1983)
  • Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  • Lost Boys (1987)
  • 1922 (2017)
  • Night Clerk (2020)
  • Creep (2014)
  • Creep 2 (2017)
  • Motel Hell (1980)
  • We Summon the Darkness (2019)
  • 21 Days (2014)
  • Wishmaster (1997)
  • The Assent (2019)
  • Host (2020)
  • The Invitation (2015)
  • Alone in the Dark (2005)
  • MA (2019)
  • April Fool’s Day (1986)
  • Freaks (2018)
  • Wrong Turn (2003)
  • HeadCount (2018)
  • Veronica (2017)
  • When A Stranger Calls (1979)
  • Slumber Party Massacre (1987)
  • Wildling (2018)
  • Mothman Prophecies (2002)
  • Visiting Hours (1982)
  • Tales of Halloween (2015)
  • Open House (2018)
  • Tourist Trap (1979)
  • I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House (2016)
  • The Faculty (1998)
  • The Witches (1990)
  • Witches of Eastwick (1987)
  • Ginger Snaps (2000)
  • Burnt Offerings (1976)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Scary Movie (2000)
  • He Never Died (2015)
  • I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017)
  • Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  • The Babysitter (2017)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • The Grudge (2020)
  • Blair Witch (1999)
  • Trilogy of Terror (1975)
  • The Craft (1996)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Z (2016)
  • Beetlejuice (1988)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • The Changeling (1980)
  • Perfect Sisters (2014)
  • The Devil All the Time (2020)
  • Re-animator (1985)
  • Prom Night (1980)
  • I See You (2019)
  • ParaNorman (2012)
  • The Shed (2019)
  • Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
  • 1BR (2019)
  • Our House (2018)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)
  • Echo (1999)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • 28 Days Later (2002)
  • The Binding (2020)
  • Cruel Peter (2019)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Doctor Sleep (2019)
  • Satanic Panic (2019)
  • Revenge (2017)
  • In Search of Darkness (2019)
  • Bliss (2019)
  • Scare Me (2020)
  • We Go On (2016)
  • House of the Witch (2017)
  • Scare Package (2019)
  • The Others (2001)
  • Glass House (2001)
  • Daybreakers (2009)
  • The Paramedic (2020)
  • Feardotcom (2002)
  • Creepshow (2019)
  • The Wretched (2019)
  • Odd Thomas (2013)
  • Stir of Echoes (1999)
  • Evil Dead (1981)
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
  • The House October Built (2014)
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
  • Joshua (2007)
  • Still/Born (2017)
  • Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
  • Evil Dead 2 (1987)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • Halloween 2 (1981)
  • Bye Bye Man (2017)
  • Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)
  • Army of Darkness (1992)
  • Coherence (2013)
  • Halloween 4: Return of Michael Meyers (1988)
  • Halloween 5: Revenge of Michael Meyers (1989)
  • Babadook (2014)
  • Dead Shack (2017)
  • Halloween 6: Curse of Michael Meyers (1995)
  • Pumpkinhead (1988)
  • The Woman in Black (2012) 
  • The Awakening (2011) 
  • May (2002)
  • Halloween H20 (1998)
  • Sinister (2012)
  • Slenderman (2018)
  • Craft Legacy (2020)
  • Halloween: Resurrection (2002) 
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Oculus (2013)
  • REC (2007)
  • We Are What We Are (2013)
  • Horns (2013)
  • Paranormal Activity (2007) 
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • It Follows (2014)
  • The Room (2019)
  • The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Throughout this movie binge, I rediscovered my love for the supernatural. That’s something I’m lucky enough to be able to continue working on in a bunch of different ways. More to come on that.

I also found the movies I enjoyed the most were both a combination of old, terrible by today’s standards ones and new indie stuff, mostly found on Shutter. I’m excited to see what new things will come out this year to add to 2021’s watch list.

Look for the next post where I’ll dive into some TV horror as well.

Stay spooky, kids.

* Featured image photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

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