#VundaHalloweenAthon Day 27: "Coolest Chills"

Welcome to Day 27 of our #VundaHalloweenAthon 

The 27th theme of the month is "Coolest Chills." This is essentially a day for movies that take place in the cold or have elements of cold, winter, etc. Of course, we once again leave what that means up to your interpretation.

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 (well, not necessarily recommendations since we've never seen some of them) from the team, taken from our own watchlists for today...

Group Pick: 1982's The Thing directed by John Carpenter is one of the greatest horror films ever made. Groundbreaking special effects and gore, a pitch perfect plot (based on John W. Campbell Jr.'s 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" available to read for free here), Kurt Russell with one of the best beards in movie history, a bevy of character actors, and an unforgettable location. 

-The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick - 2h 26m - HBO Max
-The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015) directed by Oz Perkins - 1h 33m - Showtime
-Jack Frost (1997) directed by Michael Cooney- 1h 29m (2h 7m w/ Joe Bob Briggs Commentary) - Shudder, Tubi, Amazon Prime 
-30 Days of Night (2007) directed by David Slade - 1h 53m - Hulu, Pluto Tv, and Peacock

Stephen & Dani:
-The Lodge (2019) directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala - 1h 40m - Hulu
-Dreamcatcher (2003) directed by Lawrence Kasdan -2h 16m - HBO Max
-Christmas Evil (1980) directed by Lewis Jackson - 1h 40m - Tubi 

Tell us about your picks on social media by tagging @Vundacast or @Vundablog and #VundaHalloweenAthon in your tweets or posts.

Our official #VundaHalloweenAthon art was done by Josh Stifter who is not only an artist but a filmmaker. If you subscribe to his Flush Studios Patreon you can access great behind the scenes content. He has two feature length films: The Good Exorcist is a comedic horror film made for $7000 under the supervision of Robert Rodriguez available on TromaNOW or ask Josh about Greywood's Plot a film about friendship and cryptids, which is touring the world at film festivals.


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