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#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 21: "Fear the Floof"

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Welcome to Day 21 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 21st theme of the month is  "Fear the Floof."  Today is a day for all manner of creepy crawlies and terrifying animals and creatures--especially those of the mammalian persuasion. Werewolves are definitely a go-to but by all means be creative!  It might be an oldie you just never got around to seeing or something from a fresh young filmmaker who you haven't given a chance yet. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme! Here are a few recommendations from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Critters  (1986) directed by Stephen Herek is available on HBO Max. It may have started as a Gremlins rip off but it has actually spawned more sequels than Gremlins, so that must mean quality right??? D-Rock: - Curse of the Queerwolf (1988) directed by Mark Pirro - 1h 30m - Tubi - Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) directed by James Nguyen - 1h 30m - Tubi

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 20: "Beware the Fae"

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Welcome to Day 20 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 20th theme of the month is  "Beware the Fae."  Today we turn our focus to horror films dealing with the fairy/fae world, or based on Fairy tales.   Here are a few recommendations whispered to us from the wood, taken from our own watchlists for today for your pleasure... Group Pick: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) directed by Troy Nixey and produced by Guillermo Del Toro is available to stream on AMC or any subscription that includes AMC. This remake is extremely effective and the ending will haunt you.  D-Rock: - Troll (1986) directed by John Carl Buechler - 1h 26m - YouTube (Free) - Troll 2 (1990) directed by Claudio Fragasso - 1h 35m - YouTube (Free) - The Tooth Fairy (2006) directed by Chuck Bowman - 1h 29m - Tubi Stephen & Dani: - Pan's Labyrinth (2006) directed by Guillermo Del Toro - 1h 50m - Netflix - The Hole in the Ground (2019) directed by Lee Cronin - 1h 30m - Hulu  - Snow White: A Tale of Terro

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 19: "No Place Like Home"

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Welcome to Day 19 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 3rd theme of the month is  "No Place Like Home."  Today is a day for horror movies about home, whether that be a hometown or a house or anything in between, we leave that up to you.  Here are a few recommendations from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Stephen King's IT  (1990) directed by Tommy Lee Wallace is available on Hulu and what better way to spend spooky season then being menaced by Tim Curry.  D-Rock: - The Grudge (2004) directed by Takashi Shimizu - 1h 39m - Hulu - The Puppet Monster Massacre (2010) directed by Dustin Mills - 1h 10m - Tubi - Insidious (2010) directed by James Wan - 1h 43m - TNT, TBS - Sinister 1-2 (2012) directed by Scott Derrickson/Ciaran Foy - 1h 49m/1h 37m - Showtime/Netflix Stephen & Dani: - Poltergeist (1982) directed by Tobe Hooper - 2h - HBO Max - Hush (2016) directed by Mike Flanagan - 1h 27m - Netflix - Black Christmas (1984) directed by Bob Clark

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 18: "Love You to Death"

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Welcome to Day 18 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 18th theme of the month is  "Love You to Death."  This one is for all you lovers out there...pick a romantic horror movie--a love story of some kind or even just one with romantic themes. And, as always, interpret that however you like... It might be an oldie you just never got around to seeing or something from a fresh young filmmaker who you haven't given a chance yet. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme! Here are a few recommendations from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Let the Right One In  (2008) directed by Tomas Alfredson was already on Stephen and Dani's list for Bloodsuckers day but it also fits excellently into todays theme. Stream it on Hulu! D-Rock: - Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) directed by George Barry - 1h 17m - Tubi - Killer Sofa (2019) directed by Bernie Rao - 1h 21m - Tubi - Knife+Heart (2018) direct

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 17: "We Live in a Society"

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Welcome to Day 17 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 17th theme of the month is  "We Live in a Society."  Does social commentary have a place in horror films? You bet your pumpkins it does. Throughout the history of horror, films have always had something to say. Today is a day to ponder the bigger ideas in the way we most prefer--with a side of kills, screams, and blood! It might be an oldie you just never got around to seeing or something from a fresh young filmmaker who you haven't given a chance yet. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme! Here are a few recommendations from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Dawn of the Dead  (1978) directed by George A. Romero is one of the most iconic pieces of cinema and all 2 hours and 7 minutes is available this spooky season free on YouTube.  D-Rock: - Slaxx (2020) directed by Elza Kephart - 1h 17m - Shudder - 28 Days Later (2002) directed by Da

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 16: "LG-Boo!-TQ"

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Welcome to Day 16 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 16th theme of the month is  "LG-Boo!-TQ."  Today we celebrate queer horror--movies with queer protagonists and/or by queer creators--or even just subvert heteronormativity and cisnormativity in some way.  It might be an oldie you just never got around to seeing or something from a fresh young filmmaker who you haven't given a chance yet. The sky is the limit and bonus Pumpkin Points if you watch more than one movie a day on theme! Here are a few recommendations from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Jennifer's Body directed by Karyn Kusama is available on Amazon Prime. There is something timeless and yet entirely current about this 2009 horror comedy.  Enjoy the "totally lesbigay" energy of this film this Saturday.   D-Rock: - Feral (2017) directed by Mark Young - 1h 30m - Hulu - Thelma (2017) directed by Joachim Trier - 1h 56m - Hulu, Tubi - Spiral (2019) directed by Kurtis D

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 15: "Scare the Kids"

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Welcome to Day 15 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 15th theme of the month is  "Scare the Kids."  Today we celebrate family-friendly frights with some horror films for all (or at least most) ages! OR, if you wanna get creative, you can pick a movie or two for adults that centers around scary children or scaring children.  Here are a few recommendations  taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Muppets Haunted Mansion has just debuted on DisneyPlus and we feel it is the perfect all-ages-friendly Halloween treat for today. Watch Gonzo and Pepe traverse Disney's legendary Haunted Mansion, packed with tons of cameos, songs, nods to the ride, and Halloween vibes to fill your haunted heart. D-Rock: - Fear Street  (2021) directed by Leigh Janiak - 1h 47, 1h 50m, 1h 54m - Netflix - Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) directed by André Øvredal - 1h 48m - Tubi - Wrinkles the Clown (2019) directed by Michael Beach Nichols - 1h 15m - Hulu Stephen & Dani: - L

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 14: "Southern Gothic"

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Welcome to Day 14 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 14th theme of the month is  "Southern Gothic."  This is a day reserved for horror films set in the South, specifically those with gothic undertones, y'all.  Here are a few recommendations we think you'll find full of Southern hospitality.  Group Pick: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) directed by Bill Condon. Mardi Gras plus Candyman equals one of the best installments in the franchise.  D-Rock: - Hogzilla (2007) directed by Diane Jacques - 1h 44m (w/ Joe Bob Briggs Commentary) - Shudder - Victor Crowley (2017) directed by Adam Green - 1h 23m (2h 34m w/ Joe Bob Briggs Commentary) - Shudder, Tubi Stephen & Dani: - Frailty  (2001) directed by Bill Paxton - 1h 39m - YouTube (Free), Tubi - The Gift  (2000) directed by Sam Raimi - 1h 52m - Hulu - Angel Heart (1987) directed by Alan Parker - 1h 53m - Amazon Prime  - Pumpkinhead (1988) directed by Stan Winston - 1h 26m  Tell us about your picks on social media by

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 13: "Witchy Wednesday"

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Welcome to Day 13 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 13th theme of the month is  "Witchy Wednesday."  Today we celebrate all the wonderful witches of cinema, including all things pagan!  Here are a few recommendations we have pulled out of our cauldrons that may enchant you.  Group Pick: The Old Ways (2020) directed by Christopher Alender is available to stream on Netflix and stars New World School of the Arts alum Brigitte Kali Canales! This movie mashes up horror with a kind of super-hero film vibe in a tasteful way. D-Rock: - The VVitch (2015) directed by Robert Eggers - 1h 33m - Showtime - The Lords of Salem (2012) directed by Rob Zombie - 1h 41m - Amazon Prime - Manos: Hands of Fate (1966) directed by Harold P. Warren - 1h 10m - Tubi - The Witch in the Window (2018) directed by Andy Mitton - 1h 17m - Shudder Stephen & Dani: - Hocus Pocus (1993) directed by Kenny Ortega - 1h 36m - Disney Plus - Halloweentown (1998) directed by Duwayne Dunham -1h 24m - Disney Plus

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 12: "Spooky Sci-Fi"

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Welcome to Day 12 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 12th theme of the month is  "Spooky Sci-Fi."  This one is pretty simple--movies that blend horror with science fiction. Feel free to interpret as creatively as you like!  Today is a great day to a make a close encounter with a B-movie classic you just never got around to seeing or some thing new that you haven't given a chance yet.  Here are a few recommendations from the team, from throughout time and space, taken from our own watchlists for today... Group Pick: Lifeforce (1985) directed by Tobe Hooper ( The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , Poltergeist ) is available to stream on Shudder and it will satisfy all the spooky sci-fi vibes today demands.  D-Rock: - Event Horizon (1997) directed by Paul W.S. Anderson - 1h 36m - HBO Max - Species (1995) directed by Roger Donaldson - 1h 48m - Hulu, YouTube (Free) - PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) directed by Steven Kostanski - 1h 39m - Shudder - Sea Fever (2019) directed by Neasa Hardima

#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 11: "Bloodsuckers"

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Welcome to Day 11 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon  The 11th theme of the month is  "Bloodsuckers."  We were going to do something vampire-related but we all felt that was a little played out so we decided to broaden those horizons to include all the many kinds of bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Today bust out your garlic and holy water as we celebrate all the insatiably thirsty creatures of scary movies. Whether you're feeling like a Dracula or just a blood sucking fiend, rack up some Pumpkin Points by watching more than one movie about bloodsuckers! Here are a few recommendations from our watchlists... Group Pick: Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020) directed by Oz Rodriguez is available to stream on Netflix. As the title would suggest, this is a love letter to the Bronx, being a kid, and going on a vampire hunting adventure. A great film with a lot of heart.  D-Rock: - From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) directed by Robert Rodriguez - 1h 48m - HBO Max - Bit (2019) directed by Brad M