Welcome to Killtoberfest, an annual tradition here at the Kraken. Every year during the month of October I try to watch and review at least 31 horror movies in 31 days. Sometimes they’re great, sometimes they’re terrible, but it’s always entertaining. Check below for the full list and links to reviews from each Killtoberfest!

– Kyu


Killtoberfest 5: Five’ll Get You Dead

Part 5 returns with a vengeance for a mix of classics, new and old.

#1 – Night of the Demon
#2 – Get Out
#3 – The Exorcist
#4 – Children of the Corn


Killtoberfest 4: Four Gore and Severed Ears Ago

Part 4 gets political! Anything goes this year as the US Presidential election gets crazier than any horror movie.

#1 – Häxan
#2 – Green Room
#3 – May
#4 – Kwaidan
#5 – Severance
#6 – Carrie (1976)
#7 – The Shining (1980)
#8 – Room 237
#9 – Creepshow
#10 – Paranormal Activity
#11 – Christine (1983)
#12 – Cujo
#13 – Paranormal Activity 2
#14 – The Dead Zone
#15 – Hour of the Wolf
#16 – Sunshine
#17 – Thir13en Ghosts
#18 – Paranormal Activity 3
#19 – Ginger Snaps
#20 – Wait Until Dark
#21 – Paranormal Activity 4
#22 – Candyman
#23 – Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
#24 – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
#25 – The Descent
Wrap-up: KilltoberBEST Tournament


Killtoberfest 3: Third Time’s The Harm

Part 3 goes big or goes home–in a body bag. This year I’m watching in sounders of three.

Sounder 1 – Horror of the 1970s

#1 – The Abominable Dr. Phibes
#2 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown
#3 – Zombi 2

Sounder 2 – Horror of the 1980s

#4 – Altered States
#5 – They Live
#6 – The Lost Boys

Sounder 3 – Extreme

#7 – High Tension
#8 – Taxidermia
#9 – Boxing Helena

Sounder 4 – Terror out of Asia

#10 – Suicide Club
#11 – The Eye
#12 – I Saw the Devil

Sounder 5 – Found Footage

#13 – As Above, So Below
#14 – Afflicted
#15 – The Last Broadcast

Sounder 6 – Nosferatu

#16 – Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
#17 – Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
#18 – Shadow of the Vampire

Sounder 7 – Are these even horror movies?

#19 – Kill List
#20 – Heavenly Creatures
#21 – Dressed to Kill

The final film:

#22 – eXistenZ
Wrap-up


Killtoberfest 2: Kill Me Twice, Shame On Me

The sequel is always bloodier! This year I watched double features.

#1 – Jack Frost / The Conspiracy
#2 – Picnic at Hanging Rock / Megan is Missing
#3 – Gone Girl / The Haunting
#4 – Shivers / Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
#5 – Grave Encounters / Dog Soldiers
#6 – You’re Next / Hellraiser VI: Hellseeker
#7 – Carrie (2013) / The Dark Half
#8 – Fermat’s Room / Triangle (2009)
#9 – The Exorcist / Dark Water (2002)
#10 – Pandorum / Pitch Black
#11 – Looking for Mr. Goodbar / The Fury (1978)
#12 – The Frighteners / Teen Wolf
#13 – Frailty / Ils (2006)
#14 – Education for Death: The Making of a Nazi / The Call of Cthulhu
#15 – Yellowbrickroad / The Poughkeepsie Tapes
#16 – Cronos / Something Wicked This Way Comes
#17 – Hellraiser VII: Deader / Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper
#18 – Burn, Witch, Burn / The Tall Man
#19 – Bubba Ho-Tep / Detention (2011)
#20 – The Thing (2011) / Evil Dead (2013)
#21 – Night of the Living Dead (1968) / Eyes Without a Face
#22 – Birth / Fire in the Sky
#23 – Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld / Society (1989)
#24 – Misery / In a Glass Cage
#25 – Scream 4 / Hellraiser IX: Revelations
#26 – The Bad Seed / Man Bites Dog
#27 – Stoker / The Ring (2002)
#28 – Let the Right One In
Wrap-up


 

Killtoberfest 1

This is where it all began!

#1 – Hellraiser
#2 – Fallen
#3 – Don’t Go in the House
#4 – Black Sunday (1960)
#5 – Timecrimes
#6 – Dead Ringers
#7 – Time After Time
#8 – The Company of Wolves
#9 – Sinister
#10 – Maniac (1980)
#11 – The Dark Hours
#12 – Pet Sematary
#13 – Hellbound: Hellraiser II
#14 – Scream
#15 – Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
#16 – Deep End
#17 – Scream 2
#18 – Lake Mungo
#19 – Island of Lost Souls
#20 – Citizen X
#21 – Fido
#22 – Xtro
#23 – The Cottage
#24 – Horror Express
#25 – Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
#26 – Mr. Brooks
#27 – The Phantom of the Opera (1943)
#28 – Peeping Tom
#29 – The Day the World Ended
#30 – Tetsuo: The Iron Man
#31 – Calvaire
#32 – Hellraiser IV: Bloodline
#33 – Scream 3
#34 – Cat’s Eye
#35 – Eden Lake
#36 – Hellraiser V: Inferno
#37 – The Entity
#38 – The Reptile
#39 – The Silence of the Lambs