Extended October – Horror Movie Marathon – 2019

Extended October - Horror Movie Marathon
It’s been real. It’s been real scary! Now I’m ready for some comedies.

I started “Extended October” all the way back on the 21st of September, and I’ve been watching horror movies like a madman since that time. We saw slasher week, classic monsters, scifi-horror, haunted houses, and more. Below is a compilation of all the reviews featured in “Extended October” and a link to purchase each of the movies on Amazon.

Note: buying on Amazon after following one of the affiliate links below sends some of your purchase price back to Undy a Hundy!

The Uninvited (1944)
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The Uninvited (1944) — [Gail Russell’s] excellent performance gives the film its heart. The Uninvited is classical silver-screen horror at its best. [read more]
The Haunting (1963)
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The Haunting (1963) — …internalizes the terror on screen through an unusual intimacy with the protagonist. You can see the fear in Julie Harris’ eyes… [read more]
The Old Dark House (1932)
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The Old Dark House (1932) — James Whale brings his signature dark humor and striking visuals to this bump-goes-the-night classic. [read more]
Innkeepers (2011)
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The Innkeepers (2011) — Mr. West shook the dust off of retro terror with House of the Devil, and now he’s just showing the old girl off! [read more]
Halloween (1978)
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Halloween (1978) — Despite Halloween having bared the formula for all to see, few slashers have managed to match this classic tale… [read more]
Scream 4 (2011)
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Scream 4 (2011) — Scream 4 isn’t the game changer the first installment was, but it does an admirable job of bringing the franchise into the 21st century. [read more]
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) — Craven was already acknowledging and poking holes in slasher conventions before they were even fully formed. [read more]
Halloween (2007)
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Halloween (2007) — Rob Zombie brings a unique vision to this update. There’s something inherently haunting in his imagery…[read more]
Friday the 13th (1980)
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Friday the 13th (1980) — …its goofy cast of expendables are fun to watch, and the soundtrack is cheesy perfection. [read more]
The Thing (1982)
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The Thing (1982) — …as gruesome and frightening as Carpenter’s imagery is, it is the fear of the hidden enemy which proves most petrifying. [read more]
Aliens (1986)
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Aliens (1986) — Aliens both honors its predecessor and blazes its own path forward. As a youth, I wore out a library tape of Aliens[read more]
The Fly (1986)
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The Fly (1986) — The Fly is tragic, almost cruel, and definitely revolting. Cronenberg explores the boundaries between man and beast, and the limits of… [read more]
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) — Anyone who’s ever felt alone in a crowd will identify with the primordial terror running through the heart of this picture. [read more]
Horror of Dracula (1958)
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Horror of Dracula (1958) — Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing make for a dream pairing as Dracula and Van Helsing. Terence Fisher sets the mood with the right mixture of…[read more]
Dracula's Guest (2008)
DO NOT buy this!

Dracula’s Guest (2008) — Guest’s divergence from Stoker’s scrapped prologue is the least of its crimes. [read more]
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
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Bride of Frankenstein (1935) — Along with raised narrative stakes comes more comedy, more destruction, more elaborate make-up and set design, more of everything… [read more]
Wolfman (2010)
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The Wolfman (2010) — As a reborn horror-classic, the most frightening thing about Wolfman is the acting. [read more]
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) — Creature design and groundbreaking underwater photography take center stage in this entertaining, but otherwise… [read more]
Zombieland (2009)
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Zombieland (2009) — The Zombieland formula is a scoop of action-comedy, a dash of romance, and a hint of sentiment… [read more]
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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Night of the Living Dead (1968) — Its shoestring budget does nothing to slow the creative forces of young Romero, and – despite a simpler aesthetic… [read more]
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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Dawn of the Dead (1978) — The characters are memorable, Goblin’s soundtrack is impeccable, and the movie shifts tone enough to keep you guessing… [read more]
Day of the Dead (1985)
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Day of the Dead (1985) — We’re well past the occasional optimism of earlier outings with Day of the Dead. Things are broken when we arrive… [read more]
Devil (2010)
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Devil (2010) — The main title sequence may be the sharpest part of this thriller, but Devil boasts a number of other merits. [read more]
House of the Devil (2009)
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The House of the Devil (2009) — …those with a love for ‘80s horror are likely to become big fans of Ti West after watching House of the Devil. [read more]
The Devil Inside (2012)
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The Devil Inside (2019) — Every scary second of this film was included (and used more effectively) in its trailer. [read more]

A special thanks to everyone who shared, liked, and retweeted social media posts about this movie marathon. You’re the fuel that powers Undy a Hundy and keeps me motivated!

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