It’s finally October, which means HALLOWEEN! Everyone wants the perfect Halloween costume, sometimes it takes days, weeks or months to put it together. It’s a shame to only celebrate such a fun holiday on just the last night of the month. That’s why Tubi TV is presenting 31 Days of Horror. During the month of October, we are going to highlight our best horror movies from every genre you can think of. Do you like zombies and vampires? We got you. You like slashers? No problem. Do you like cheesy, B-movies with questionable acting and copious gore? Look no further. To kick off the month, here are 5 recommendations for the horror lover in you!
1. Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue
You cannot call yourself a TRUE horror fanatic if you haven’t seen this documentary because chances are you’ve at the very least heard of most of the 150 movies profiled in Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue. Spanning every genre of horror from early monster movies to zombie apocalypse to blood and guts slasher flicks, it not only looks at the cinematic impact of each film, but also the political, cultural, and economic factors that contributed to each of these classics. Narrated by Lance Henriksen and including interviews from horror legends like George A. Romero, John Carpenter, and Joe Dante, Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue provides fans with a comprehensive study of America’s most prolific genre. If you don’t believe us, look at its nearly unheard of 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Even if you don’t like horror or vampires, you’ve probably heard of Nosferatu at some point in your life, especially if you like to drink. Based directly off of the classic novel, Dracula, Nosferatu is the grandfather of all vampire movies (real vampire movies, not like Twilight or The Vampire Diaries). It was so directly similar to Dracula that Bram Stoker’s heirs actually went to court to try to suppress the release of the film. They succeeded in destroying all but one copy of the film, which went on the be classic it is today. The silent film was finally released in 1922, and is German Expressionalist horror depicting the story of Count Orlok, a vampire who brings a plague to the fictional town of Wisburg, Germany.
3. I’m Not Jesus Mommy
In the same vein as Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen, I’m Not Jesus Mommy (yes, the comma is actually missing from the official title) is the classic tale of the Antichrist coming to Earth as a child to bring the end of days, only this film gives a 21st century twist. Desperate to have her own baby, Kimberly, a fertility specialist steals a cloned embryo. Everything is fine until her son, David, turns 7 years old. After that, the world falls into turmoil, all of which emanates from David himself. David is obviously no Damien (the one bore of a jackal), but if you’re looking for some religious scares, try this film out.
4. The Coffin
The Coffin is a terrifying sci-fi thriller inspired by the true Thai ritual of lying in coffins to get rid of bad luck and prolong life. The film surrounds a young engaged woman who travels to Thailand to perform this ritual in hopes of curing her lung cancer and a skeptical man who tries out the custom to save his beloved wife. Of course, none of this goes to plan, and both are then haunted by hallucinations of those who have passed on before. With the tagline “Tempt Fate. Cheap Death”, The Coffin is every claustrophobic person’s worst nightmare brought to film.
5. When Death Calls
Starring renowned scream queens, Suzi Lorraine and Tina Krause, When Death Calls is a smorgasbord of horror genres served up in a bloody mess of B-movie glory. Set on Halloween night, an elementary school teacher is being stalked by a mysterious caller. Meanwhile, sexy DJ Roxy Richards is making her scariest broadcast yet, but she has no idea just how horrifying it’s going to become. Crafted by filmmaker Jim Haggerty, When Death Calls is not going to win any acclamations, but it is definitely destined to find a cult following among horror fans.