So this past week has been pretty busy. Besides dealing with a full work schedule, I’ve been taking care of some family matters, so writing has sort of taken a back seat.
Unfortunately, this all coincided with the last week of October and the last of 31 Days of Horror. While I was able to finish strong with a few more movies, I just didn’t have time to give these last few full reviews. Here are just some quick words for each movie I watched to finish off the month.
17. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Not as good as the first one, but still a pretty good offering for the one of the few active horror franchises in Hollywood. It has some good creepy moments and it removes (for the most part) the annoyance of Micha. RATING: 6.5 out of 10
18. Tales of Halloween (2015)
This is a boring anthology, full of unmemorable tales of Halloween horror. This isn’t Trick r Treat, but it seems like it really wants to be. Honestly, I’d review this further, but I don’t remember most of it. RATING: 4 out of 10
19. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
If there’s something that killed the Hellraiser series that didn’t involve being bounced around a bunch of studios, it was the 90s and Hellraiser III. Cenobites that throw CDs, lame heavy metal music, and just an overall lack of elegance brought this franchise to the bargain bin. RATING: 4 out of 10
20. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
The Halloween series does a better job than most when it comes to putting out a consistently watchable product. Most entries are at least decent movies, except for Halloween: Resurrection. Halloween 4 is one of my favorite sequels, as I think Danielle Harris is fantastic in it. There’s a little bit of cheese in it and the ending with the hillbillies is kind of stupid, but overall it’s pretty solid. RATING: 7 out of 10
21. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
This is one of my favorite horror movies of the past decade. Trick r Treat is equal parts horror and fun, perfectly capturing the spirit of Halloween. There really doesn’t seem to be a weak link in this anthology. RATING: 8.5 out of 10
22. Halloween (1978)
To me, Halloween is the perfect horror movie. There’s really not much more on this movie that I can say that hasn’t been said already. It’s a classic for a reason. RATING: 10 out of 10