October 25th: Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988) (blu-ray) - What I like so much about this slasher sequel is apparently what most people don't like about slasher sequels. They want mythology, backstory, PTSD, outer space. I want the same, but different. In other words, I want Michael Myers terrorizing the teenagers of Haddonfield. That's it. I'm easy like that. And Halloween 4 is the best sequel for that. It's basically the late '80s slasher remake of the original. There are several superfluous teenage characters that could have easily been written into the victim pile (Wade, Lindsay, etc), but that aside, this is exactly what I want out of my slasher movie sequels. Love it. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989) (blu-ray) - Some day you're going to meet a horror movie sequel that makes you feel like your heart is made out of neon, and Halloween 5 is that sequel. It may be a bit on the sloppy side, but boy is it FUN! The entire Tower Farm sequence is a standout, and maybe my favorite bit of the entire franchise. Plus, it has Tina, and I LOVE TINA! Maybe my favorite character in the history of cinema. The chemistry between her and Jamie, they feel like sisters. Halloween 5 never fails to leave me grinning from ear to ear. Slasher: Guilty Party "Drone" & "Dawn Of The Dead" & "The Past Is Never Dead" (NetFlix) - Finished out the season. Unlike the first season, I think this one stuck the landing and never went off the rails (though suspension of disbelief is required). I left satisfied, and I hope NetFlix allows for a third season. Slasher fans should really love it, but I have to say it's more for the Harper's Island audience than the Scream / Scream Queens teen crowd. Also a major improvement over the first season. October 26th: Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers Theatrical Cut (1995) (blu-ray) - I almost skipped this one this year, but at the last minute decided why not? I'm glad I did. It's pretty messy and feels straight-to-video, but there's a lot of really fun stuff in it. Specifically everything around the Myers house. I kind of love the grungy rock cover of the Myers score. I watched the Producer's Cut back when Scream's boxset was first released and really enjoyed it, but I always go back to the theatrical cut. Why? Kind of embarassing... but I love music moments in movies and the Producer's Cut is missing the corny '90s grunge hit "And Fools Shine On" by Brother Cane, which plays during the college scene and the end credits. Maybe next year I'll go back to the Producer's Cut? Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) (blu-ray) - I sort of hate that the new Halloween sequel will be disregarding H20, because it completely disregards what a big deal this movie was at the time. And it was a big deal. But I guess their gimmick is bringing Jamie Lee back, and H20 and Resurrection kind of wrote them into a corner in those regards. They've gotta do what they've gotta do I guess. I really dig this sequel, it's a great balance of giving the fans more of the Jamie Lee story and delivering the post-Scream slasher thrills that were so popular at the time. I'll probably skip Resurrection this year, so for this October I'll consider it the end of the original Michael Myers storyline. Varsity Blood (2014) (DVD) - A group of jocks and cheerleaders with a dark secret face off against a killer dressed as their high school mascot at a remote farm party on Halloween night. I'm biased because the filmmaker is a friend, but I really love this movie. It can be pretty corny, but it's just breezy teen slasher fun with a great Halloween atmosphere. The first half is a lot of snarky teen antics, but once the killer makes their presence known, the second half is basically one long chase scene as the rather large cast of teens is picked off. It's perfect October fun for fans of the post-Scream slashers. October 27th: American Horror Story: Cult "Winter Of Our Discontent" (DVR) - While this season has prominently featured the babysitting houses from Halloween, this episode introduced another horror movie locale as the Judgement House. It's known as the Woodbury-Story House, and horror fans might recognize it from the "10/31/98" segment of V/H/S, as well as several Asylum films. Interiors were also used in The Unseen and Amityville: The Evil Escapes. As for the episode... more of the same. The next episode airs on Halloween night, so this will probably be my last episode for this year's October Movie Watching thread. Stranger Things 2 "Chapter One: MADMAX" (NetFlix) - I'm in the minority that thought the first season of Stranger Things was highly overrated, but I was really into this season premiere. The fans should dig it. Perfectly timed, as it takes place 10/28/84 - 10/30/84. Loving the Halloween atmosphere, and the next episode should be even more Halloween-ish than this one. Spoiler Previous entries: The Middle "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery" The Walking Dead "Mercy" Slasher: Guilty Party "Out Of The Frying Pan" Halloween II (1981) Halloween (1978) Creep 2 (2017) The Hollow (2004) WNUF Halloween Special (2013) Stickman (2017) Tickled (2016) A Woman's Torment (1977) Cult Of Chucky (2017) The Simpsons "Treehouse Of Horror XXVIII" The Simpsons "Halloween Of Horror" The Haunting Of Sarah Hardy (1989) The Watcher In The Woods (2017) Slasher: Guilty Party "Night Of Hunters" American Horror Story: Cult "Valerie Solanas Died For Your Sins: Scumbag" Demon Wind (1990) 1922 (2017) Truth Or Dare (2017) Slasher: Guilty Party "Saint Sebastian" Victor Crowley (2017) House Of The Witch (2017) Lurkers (1988) Prime Evil (1988) American Horror Story: Cult "Mid-Western Assassin" American Horror Story: Cult "Holes" Slasher: Guilty Party "Between Good And Evil" Slasher: Guilty Party "Six Feet Under" Hatchet III (2013) The Corpse Grinders (1971) Neverknock (2017) Blood Beat (1983) Bunk'd "Camp Kiki-slasher" Bunk'd "Bride And Doom" The Sandman (2017) Amsterdamned (1988) Hatchet II (2010) Hatchet (2006) The Black Room (2017) American Horror Story: Cult "11/9" The Babysitter (2017) Better Watch Out (2016) Don't Kill It (2016) Friday The 13th (1980) Happy Death Day (2017) Gerald's Game (2017) Trip With The Teacher (1975) Aberration (2007) Flatliners (2017) Ghosted "Pilot"