4 Horror Movie Blogs to Visit During Spooky Season (and Beyond)
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My husband and recently kicked off our fourth 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’m always in search of a new scary movie recommendation. These horror movie blogs offer plenty of must-watch films 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 horror movie blogs are a great resource.
1. Horror Homeroom
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 post calls for commentary on the found footage subgenre, one of my husband’s go-to themes. “The subgenre of found footage horror seems to encapsulate a terror that is both commonplace and elusive,” the post says. I’ll be interested to see what articles come of this.
And if, like us, “28 Days Later” is one of your favorites, check out another recent post about how Danny Boyle’s decision to use digital video cameras was used to “further peel away layers of realism, lining the visuals with the same feeling of a half-grasped dream.”
If you prefer to get your spooky content via audio, make sure to check out the Horror Homeroom Conversations podcast, which recently started posting some new episodes.
Follow @horrorhomeroom on Twitter.
The Halloween films ranked, by @BrianJFanelli1 https://t.co/JAqcKeBSt7
— Horror Homeroom (@horrorhomeroom) October 1, 2022
2. Nightmare Nostalgia
If you’re a sucker for classic and cult horror films or just ones from your childhood 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:
- Halloween In The 80s Ruled – And Why It Remains Unmatched To Today’s Standards
- Full Line Up for Turner Classic Movies’ Halloween Programming in October
- Zak Bagans and Ghost Adventures Crew Team Up with Eli Roth for ‘Ghostober’ on Travel Channel and discovery+
Follow @NgtmreNostalgia on Twitter.
Join Up With Horror Legends To Celebrate Scream Factory TV And 31 Nights of Horror https://t.co/2frmwma06D
— 🧙🏻♀️🦇 Patti PaulterGeist 🎃👻 (@NgtmreNostalgia) September 28, 2022
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’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. Recent episodes discuss “Barbarian,” the new “Hellraiser” reboot, “Prey,” and more.
Here are a few recent posts that caught my eye:
- The Horror Rainbow Connection: Why We’re Mad for Monsters
- Fantastic Fest 2022 Review: Parker Finn’s SMILE is a Macabre Mind-Bender
- Video Interview: Ti West, Mia Goth, and David Corenswet Discuss PEARL
Follow @DailyDeadNews on Twitter.
Video Interview: Star Sosie Bacon Discusses the Perseverance of Women and More for SMILE – by @thehorrorchick https://t.co/6YYtO654gr @SmileMovie #SmileMovie pic.twitter.com/mfbdK7S13D
— Daily Dead (@DailyDeadNews) September 30, 2022
4. Dread Central
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.
Dread Central also has several podcasts dedicated to the horror genre if you prefer to get your spooky content via your headphones.
Check out these posts:
- New Press DieDieBooks Launches to Publish Killer Books on Horror Movies
- 10 Scariest Cartoon Episodes to Watch This Halloween
- 12 Road Trip Horror Movies You Can Watch From Home
Follow @DreadCentral on Twitter.
We love Laurie Strode, we really do. That's why it's finally time for her to die in 'Halloween Ends'. https://t.co/MvgKE9q4lZ
— Dread Central (@DreadCentral) October 3, 2022
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 Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.