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OCTOBER RECAP

I did amazingly well this month with my choices. While a decent handful of my choices fell into the category of “I was entertained for 90 minutes but I wouldn’t rewatch,” I’m not mad about that. Out of my 31 movies, I only thought one was utter garbage and that was “The Open House.”

I watched a ton of Netflix originals and the vast majority of them were good, and a few were spectacular. “Final Girls,” “The Ritual,” “Crawl,” and “The Perfection” all get top marks, but the winner this month is still “Apostle” by a huge margin. Fantastic all around and a movie that will most definitely be making it into my revised top 31.

Now it’s time to turn on my annual rewatch of “Trick R Treat” and then break out the dark glasses and leather pants for my Crowley ensemble tonight.

Happy Halloween!

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31. Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil - I always try to pick a movie that looks like something special to watch on Halloween, and while I had plenty of movies left on my list that looked entertaining, none of them had that uniqueness that I was searching for so I started aimlessly scrolling through Netflix and stumbled across this gem.

I ended up barely watching any foreign movies this year. (This is only the second one.) I’ve never seen a Basque movie before either, and this one really was fantastic. It was like watching a dark, twisted fairytale - the original Grimm version before Disney got ahold of them. Stunning visuals and the acting was quite good. (That being said, I did watch it with subtitles. I loathe dubbed movies, and I listened to about 30 seconds of the dubbing just to see and the voice acting was….not good.)

It isn’t a typical slasher or demon possession movie, but it hit all my mythology nerd buttons. I’ll definitely be rewatching this one, and it was exactly what I wanted for Halloween.

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28. The Possession of Hannah Grace - In all honesty, I watched this because I like Shay Mitchell. On the whole, it was a fairly predictable but decent enough possession movie. Shay Mitchell was great in it, and the visual effects with Hannah were very creepy. I doubt this will make it into the rewatch file but it was still watchable.

29. The Wind - Very much a slow burn, but the tension was excellent. The non-linear narrative meant that you really had to give this one your full attention. This reminded me a lot of the Babadook without the indescribably annoying child that ruined that entire movie for me.

30. The Girl With All The Gifts - Really liked this one. My horror BFF Aaron Hefler loves the book so I wanted to check this out, and I wasn’t disappointed. Unique take on the whole “zombie outbreak” genre and the young actress that played Melanie was great. I’m definitely going to check out the book.

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