Hello Friends! … and is it ok to say “Happy Middle of the Week Day” … I’m going with that. I know all the major cable networks are airing their version of “31 Days of Halloween” when actually it’s really only 2-Weeks of Halloween + but this is the time that “B” [my daughter] and I decide what movies we’re binging for Halloween. We usually do a mix of old and new + and we always throw in “It’s the Great Pumpkin … Charlie Brown” + “Rugrats Halloween” + and “Hocus Pocus” [which by my count has been on 10 times in the last few days + but has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years] … yes I know … we’re grown + but it’s just our yearly ritual and they are such fun.
Since there are thousands of titles that people consider binge-worthy I wanted to list a few of my favs starting with Classic B-Horror Movies. These probably wont make this year into our que + and the reason is I that I watch classic b-horror movies every weekend. From Vincent Price to Hammer Films they are hilarious … and they also show a turn of the tide because these are movies that use to really scare people back in the 50s and 60s … I mean really where can you find acting like this. [Yes I’m laughing now]… so let’s get started.
1. The Bat ~ 1959 [Steaming on Amazon]
STORY: A crazed killer known as “The Bat” is on the loose in a mansion full of people. [OWN]
2. The Screaming Skull ~ 1959 [Stream or Purchase on Amazon]
STORY: A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband’s late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman’s memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she’s losing her mind.
3. The Mummy’s Hand, [Stream + Rent + or Purchase on Amazon]
STORY: In this frightening chiller masterpiece, an expedition of American archaeologists travels to Egypt in search of the undiscovered tomb of Princess Ananka.
4. House of Wax ~ 1953 [Streaming on Amazon]
STORY: A museum fire turns a handsome man into a human monster who steals the bodies of his victims from the morgue to create life-like wax images. [OWN]
5. The Blob ~ 1958 [Streaming on Amazon]
STORY: A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. Strong performances and ingenious special effects help The Blob transcend the schlock sci-fi and youth delinquency genres from which it originates. [Note: I know I’m a nerd + but the theme song is awesome]
6. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die ~ 1962 [Streaming on Amazon]
STORY: A surgeon working on experimental transplant procedures seems to be on the verge of a major breakthrough with his technique, even though his surgeon father disapproves of his manner of research.
Although this list is short and sweet + there are so many B-Horror Movies out there + so it’s just a matter of picking your poison … and that ends this post … stay tuned this afternoon for my “Binge-Worthy 80s Horror List” + and my “Binge-worthy 90s Horror List” . — Peace — and Happy Halloween.