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Watch-This Wednesday: Creepshows

It’s Halloween! And while this marks the end of Blogtober, it also marks a time to celebrate by getting our terror on! Whoo!

I’m sure some of you have epic plans for the evening; going out, spending time with actual living(-dead) people. But, if you’re like me, you’ll probably spend a good chunk of the night at home.

Here are some creepy suggestions to make the most of this spookiest day of the year.

Everything on this list was on Netflix the last time I checked. Hopefully, it’s still there.

Children of the Corn (1984)

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Children of the Corn holds a special place in my cold, black heart. It’s such an incredible… just… creepy movie. Evil little kids are terrifying. The deeply religious, almost Amish (are they from Amish backgrounds?) theme adds another layer of uneasiness. Plus, Isaac (played by John Franklin) is just a tiny little nightmare.

Shutter (2004)

I watched the 2008 remake of this Thai movie, starring Joshua Jackson. I haven’t actually seen the original, but I’m sure it’s better than the remake, and the remake was really good. It’s eerie, dark, grotesque, and had a great twist ending. I highly recommend it.

Van Helsing (2004)

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Okay, people skewer this movie, and I can understand why. It’s not that scary. The effects are meh at best. The storyline is… okay-ish. The acting is passable and I do really like the cinematography. It’s a middle-of-the-road movie at best. It’s also cheesy good fun! Catty vampire brides, Hugh Jackman turning into a werewolf… come on!

Van Helsing is a perfect movie to watch tonight if you want something fitting for the holiday without scaring yourself too much.

Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

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This show scared the hell out of me as a kid. As an adult, now it’s creepy without keeping me awake at night. There are four seasons on Netflix to keep you occupied all night (and then some).

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015-2018)

A cable television spin-off of the Evil Dead movie franchise, Ash vs Evil Dead is just as campy and gory as the movies it’s based on. It takes place thirty years after Ash’s supposed victory against the “Deadites” (let’s be real; demons). He assembles a motley crew consisting of the stereotypical sexy bad-girl with a dark past and the wannabe-hero scaredy-cat.

I’ll be honest here. There’s a reason the show was cancelled after three seasons. Cheesy nostalgia may have gotten it off the ground, but the plot did little to hold viewers’ attention. That said, if you like gore and camp, or really enjoyed the Evil Dead movies, it’s worth binging a ten-episode season tonight.

Stranger Things (2016-ongoing)

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It wouldn’t be a list of “creepy things to watch on Netflix this Halloween” without mentioning Stranger Things. This show has gripped the world with its mid-80’s nostalgia, an engaging and original story, and some of the best child acting I’ve ever seen. Stranger Things keeps me on the edge of my seat without making it hard to sleep later. I’m sure if you have Netflix, you’ve already watched this, but maybe give it a rewatch tonight, because it’s just that good.

And that concludes this year’s Blogtober. I am really pleased with how this turned out this year! I kept on schedule, stuck to my themes, and I even got some idea for regular content to try out in the future. A rousing success all around!

As I’ve mentioned, tomorrow marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month and the beginning of my month-long hiatus from the blogging world. I’ve queued a post explaining this in more detail that will post tomorrow. But the Cliff’s Notes version is that From Adie, with Love will be on vacation until December 1st!

Don’t leave me in the meantime. I intend to return with a vengeance. 😉

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3 thoughts on “Watch-This Wednesday: Creepshows”

  1. You know what I realized just this year that I like watching at Halloween? Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. It’s so atmospheric. But all your picks are super excellent!

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