Blog Profiles: Horror Movie Blogs
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My husband and I are wrapping up our third annual horror movie month; we’re watching 31 spooky movies during October.
We made a rule that we can’t repeat a movie for five years, so I decided to get a head start on our 2022 movie marathon and find some movie ideas. These scary movie blogs offer plenty of movie recommendations that span the genre.
Even if you aren’t doing a full month of horror movies and just want a few spooky recommendations as Halloween approaches, these blogs are a great resource.
This blog immediately drew my eye because it has a great section of top movie lists, exactly what I needed to help me decide on my movie picks.
But the blog also goes deeper and has a great collection of movie reviews and features about why the writers love the horror genre and why it’s worth examining. A recent review (free of major spoilers) of Netflix’s Midnight Mass explains that “You may therefore find that it is not quite the show you were expecting, but I promise you that even so, it will not disappoint you.” I added it to my queue right away.
And if you prefer to get your spooky content via audio, make sure to check out the Horror Homeroom Conversations podcast. If like me, you were pleasantly surprised by Ready or Not, a 2019 survival horror film, check out the Wedding Woes episode.
Follow @horrorhomeroom on Twitter.
If you’re a sucker for older horror films and are “ready to feel the retro fuzzies,” I highly recommend checking out Nightmare Nostalgia. Blogger Patti Pauley has always leaned toward the genre, even in childhood. On the blog’s Welcome page, she talks about “the strange looks I would get when I suggested A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 for the Pretty, Pretty Princess sleepover.”
The blog is full of unique categories to keep you interested, including movie lists, reviews, and news. There’s even a section for nostalgic eats.
Check out these great posts:
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- Physiological Science-Backed Study Concludes Who Actually Is The Scariest Horror Movie Icon
- Five Horror Movie Remakes That Got It Right – And Five That Sucked
Follow @NgtmreNostalgia on Twitter.
3. Daily Dead
Some of my favorite horror movies are zombie films, so I was immediately drawn to this blog because of its name. But despite the name, the blog covers the full horror genre with movie guides, interviews, set visits, and more.
I can’t wait to see Last Night in Soho, so I immediately was drawn to contributor Heather Wixson’s review. She describes the film as “a spirited yet sinister examination of the dangerous nature of nostalgia.”
I’d also recommend checking out Corpse Club, the site’s podcast. With +200 episodes covering the latest in horror entertainment, you’re bound to find an episode that piques your interest.
My first movie pick this year was Malignant, so I knew I had to listen to episode 219 that breaks it down. If you watched the movie, this is a must-listen (there are spoilers). Jump to the 31-minute mark to get to the Malignant chat.
Follow @DailyDeadNews on Twitter.
Dread Central is a great site to check out for the latest in horror entertainment – whether it’s movies, TV, or video games. The site is updated regularly with scary movie releases, first looks, and reviews.
Check out these posts:
- For the Chucky fans: ‘Chucky’: Jennifer Tilly’s Tiffany Is Now Back With A Vengeance
- Girl (slasher) power: Women Scorned: 10 Slashers You Can Stream Right Now With Female Killers
- Because who doesn’t want to watch a trailer? ‘The Black Phone’: Scary First Trailer Will Grab Your Attention
Dread Central also has several podcasts dedicated to the horror genre if you prefer to get your spooky content via your headphones.
Follow @DreadCentral on Twitter.
Need more horror news and features? Check out these other scary movie blogs that we recognized in 2019.
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Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision PR Newswire. She works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. In her free time, Rocky can usually be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.