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29. Vampires - Interview with the Vampire

This is favorite Tom Cruise role by a huge margin, and the movie that started my lifelong infatuation with New Orleans. And even after all these years I still don’t understand whiney, emo vampires. You live forever and stay young and hot. . . I’d really miss food, but not really seeing a downside otherwise. #teamlestat

30. Stephen King - Storm of the Century

Stephen King had to have his own category, and choosing my favorite was TOUGH. “Pet Semetary,” “Needful Things,” and “The Shining” TV miniseries were all contenders, but in the end the little TV movie that only serious fans even know exists won.

I have such good memories associated with this movie. It came out during my junior year of high school, and I still remember sitting with my Mom in our living room and watching it on our tiny TV. We recorded it carefully, pausing during the commercials because this was 1999 and DVRs were very much not a thing yet.

And it became our snowstorm movie. Whenever the weather got bad and we had nothing to do, we’d break out that VHS tape and sit back for four hours of entertainment.

The movie has held up so well, and it still has that magic for me. I turn it on, and I can almost hear the storm outside.

“Born in sin? Come on in.”

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31. Anthology Horror - Trick R Treat

NO ONE WHO KNOWS ME IS SURPRISED BY THIS. I love anthology horror so much. I think horror of all genres out there really fits with the short story form, and there’s nothing that makes my little horror nerd happy like a handful of interconnected shorts in a movie. I’m pretty sure this love started from when my Mom showed me “Tales from the Darkside” at a very young age.

“Trick R Treat” is one of my favorite movies of all time. I don’t allow myself to watch it more than once a year because I never want it to lose that magic. I love everything about it. The aesthetic is what my soul looks like. If you haven’t seen it, stop what you’re doing right now and watch it.

This concludes my tenth year of 31 horror movies in 31 days. This year I learned that there really are that many horror sub-genres, and that even types that aren’t my favorites can still produce some pretty epic movies.

Happy Halloween!


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