Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Your 2014 Scary Movie Month Primer

by Patrick Bromley
Get ready for the best month of your life!

Tomorrow kicks off our fifth (FIFTH!) #ScaryMovieMonth at F This Movie! What started as an excuse to watch and talk about horror movies with some friends has become the highlight of the year for many of us, as like-minded horror fans descend upon fthismovie.net like so many zombies descending upon the Monroeville Mall. You will literally realize your life was garbage before this.

Before the fun REALLY gets started, refresh yourself (or introduce yourself if you're new to us!) with our past Scary Movie Months and the TONS of great horror-related content on F This Movie!

Pour yourself a big can of Monster. Eat a box of Count Chocula. Watch movies. Never sleep.


Scary Movie Month Podcasts:
Patrick and JB on the Best Horror Movies Ever
Patrick and JB on the Worst Horror Movies Ever
Patrick and Mike on the Saw franchise
Patrick and JB on Let the Right One In and Let Me In
Patrick and Alex on The Blair Witch Project
Patrick and Mike on Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II
Patrick and Doug on Poltergeist
Patrick, Doug, Mike and JB on Sleepaway Camp (commentary)
Patrick and JB on the Best Zombie Movies
Patrick and Doug on American Psycho
Patrick and Alex on Hostel and Hostel Part II
Patrick and Mike on the Halloween franchise
Patrick, Doug, Mike and JB on Friday the 13th Part 3 (commentary)
Patrick and JB on Universal Monsters
Patrick and JB on V/H/S
Patrick and Doug on The Others
Patrick and Doug on The Lost Boys
Patrick and Mike on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise
Patrick, Doug, Mike and JB on The Burning (commentary)
Patrick and JB on the Best Vampire Movies
Patrick and Adam Riske on Carrie (2013)
Patrick and Heather Wixson: The Horror Chick Returns
Patrick and Mike on the Friday the 13th franchise

Massacre Podcasts:
Patrick and JB on The Massacre 2010 (24 hour horror film festival)
Patrick and JB on The Massacre 2011 (24 hour horror film festival)
Patrick, JB, Doug and Mrs. JB on The Massacre 2012 (24 hour horror film festival)
Patrick and JB on The Massacre(s) 2013 (24 hour horror film festival)

F This Movie! at The Massacre (2012)
F This Movie! - Final Girls
F This Movie! - Our Favorite Werewolf Movies
F This Movie! - 24 Hour Horror Marathon
F This Movie! - Horror Comedies
F This Movie! - Ask F This Movie! (Scary Movie Month edition)

More Horror Movie Podcasts:
Patrick interviews director Tom Holland
Patrick interviews director Eric England 
Patrick and JB on Scream 4
Patrick and JB on Seven
Patrick interviews the cast of Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1
Patrick and Adam Riske on Insidious Chapter 2
Patrick and Heather Wixson on The State of Horror
Patrick and JB on V/H/S/2
Patrick and JB on The Mist
Patrick, JB and Adam Riske on Evil Dead (2013)
Patrick and Erich on Aliens
Patrick and Mark Ahn on Battle Royale
Patrick, JB and Mike on Silent Night Deadly Night (commentary)
Patrick and Erich on Lady in White
Patrick and Heather Wixson on Bad Horror We Love
Patrick and Heather Wixson on The Howling II (commentary)

More Horror Movie Writing:
10 Superior Horror Sequels
10 Werewolf Movies
10 Horror Comedies
Six Horror Movies Almost Directed by Someone Else
15 Horror Movie Anthems 
Five Great Monster Kids in Movies
Five Movies That Made Me Love Horror
How I Learned to Love the Slasher
Unsung!: Bubba Ho Tep
Unsung!: Near Dark
Take Two: Jason X
Take Two: Zombie
Unsung!: The Woman in Black
My First Horror Movie: Silent Night Deadly Night
What Do You Want from a Horror Movie?
Heavy Action: 10 Action Stars in Horror Movies
It Came from the '80s: Lifeforce
It Came from the '80s: Invaders from Mars
Unsung!: Dracula's Daughter
Movies I Love: The Funhouse
Movies I Love: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Movies I Love: Hatchet
Movies I Love: Night of the Comet 
Unsung!: Paperhouse
Unsung!: The Other
Sh!#ting on the Classics: Stephen King Movies
Sh!#ting on the Classics: Friday the 13th
Sh!#ting on the Classics: Dark Shadows
Heath Holland on Horror and Belief
Heath Holland on My Heroes Have Always Been Slashers
Heath Holland on Is Psycho a Horror Movie?
Heath Holland on The Puppet Master Challenge
Heath Holland on A Rock 'n Roll Horror Double Feature
Mike on The Ward 
Adam Riske on Carnival of Souls
Adam Riske on The Conjuring
Drunk on Foolish Pleasures: Really Universal Horrors
Director Essentials: Tobe Hooper
Director Essentials: Wes Craven
Director Essentials: John Carpenter
Director Essentials: George A. Romero
Erich Asperschlager on The Baby
Mark Ahn on Hausu
Patrick on The Cabin in the Woods
Patrick on The Woman
Patrick on All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Patrick on Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Patrick on You're Next
Patrick on The Lords of Salem
Patrick on Dracula Prince of Darkness
Patrick on Frankenstein Created Woman
Patrick on Aftershock
Patrick on The ABCs of Death
Patrick on Chillerama
Patrick on Hatchet III
Drunk on Foolish Pleasures: The Blob (1958)
Drunk on Foolish Pleasures: The Giant Gila Monster and Attack of the Puppet People
Drunk on Foolish Pleasures: Halloween Display
Drunk on Foolish Pleasures: White Zombie
Full Moon Fever: The Gingerdead Man
Full Moon Fever: Tourist Trap
Full Moon Fever: Subspecies 
Full Moon Fever: Dolls
Riske Business: Our Favorite Horror Anthology Segments
Riske Business: 10 Overrated Horror Movies
Riske Business: 10 Underrated Horror Movies
Heath Holland on Godzilla: The Showa Era
Heath Holland on Godzilla: The Heisei Era 
Heath Holland on Godzilla: The Millennium Era Patrick on Stage Fright
Patrick on Willow Creek
Patrick on The Sacrament
Patrick on Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Patrick on Oculus
Patrick on The Purge: Anarchy
Patrick on Dario Argento's Dracula
Patrick on All Cheerleaders Die
Patrick on Almost Human
Patrick on WolfCop 
Patrick on Suburban Gothic
Adam Riske on As Above, So Below
Patrick on Leprechaun: Origins
Adam Riske on Life After Beth
Patrick on Starry Eyes
Patrick on Tusk
Adam Riske on Honeymoon
Melissa Henderson on The Horrors of the Great White North 

Our Favorite Moments in Horror Movies
Horror Movies We Shouldn't Like But Do
Our Least Favorite Horror Movies
Our Favorite Horror Sequels
Our Favorite Horror Franchises
Our Favorite Movie Monsters

Great Horror Performances: Anthony Perkins in Psycho
Great Horror Performances: Piper Laurie in Carrie
Great Horror Performances: Matthew Lillard in Scream
Great Horror Performances: Alex Vincent in Child's Play

Revisit the Scary Movie Challenge I
Revisit the Scary Movie Challenge II
Revisit the Scary Movie Challenge III
Revisit the Scary Movie Challenge IV


  1. EEEEK - I'm so excited - Scary Movie Month Eve is my favourite Eve (in your face, Baby Jesus!). But I'm also moving (boo (and I don't mean the cool ghostie "boo")) and will be offline for the day tomorrow and part of the next - I plan on watching an after-Midnight scary movie so as to not miss Day 1 - any chance the review post will be up early for us keeners?

    And wow, impressive (dead) body of scary work guys, I wish I could spend all day reading/listening but alas, back to work...

  2. Holy crap. To much info. My brain just exploded. ..

    This is gonna be fun

    This is my first Scary movie month and im so excited I cant even begin to tell you.

    I am going to try something different and do a full month of 80s Horror movies. Loads of the original Banned British Video Nasties. And to be a purist I am watching them all on original VHS tapes from my collection. Dodgy Trailers and all which I love. The video players have had there heads cleaned and are ready for action. Pictures of the old videos on my twitter if your on there

    Im calling it my 80s VHS Horrorathon

    Can't wait to hear what everyone else is up to....

  3. Just call me Daniel Lugo, because I am pumped. I'm going in without a plan other than "watch movies." Work is already trying to mess me up by tossing some late nights my way. Methinks I might just have to go in sleepy the next day.

    I'm thinking about kicking things off with the new blu-ray of Texas Chainsaw. "Sally. Sally. Don't leave me, Sally."

  4. How many reviews are we aiming for this year?

  5. Fucking Scary Movie Month Fuck Yeah! So excited! Can't wait to work through some of this stuff again or for the first time. You guys do such amazing work. We are all so grateful! This month is going to be THE BEST!

  6. The Monroeville Mall was ten minutes from the house I grew up in. I've shopped there. Believe me, if that doesn't drive home what garbage your life is, nothing will.

  7. I just finished my work season. I have nothing but time on my hands now. Just in time for October! I can't wait.

  8. I discovered this podcast this past...July? So first scary movie month. I'm psyched to abuse my Netflix account and overcome my general avoidance of horror movies (I get nightmares from horror movies. Still. I'm 23). Should be fun.

    1. It's the most fun you'll have all year!

    2. Glad we can all collectively help you pop your cherry, LMS. ;-P

  9. You're not alone here. I'll be joining in on my first scary movie month as well! It's definitely been a genre that I've neglected for a while, time to change that.

  10. I love having all of my scary movie needs in one place, thanks Patrick. Hour and a half til scary movie month! So excited!!!!

  11. Even though it's not my favorite annual F This Movie event (it's pretty tough to top the Twitter Film Festival) Scary Movie Month has a special place in my heart. The 2nd year they did it I stumbled upon it when they did a commentary podcast for "Sleepaway Camp," which was also the first time I've ever heard a podcast (which I didn't even know was a thing). So, thanks to Patrick & Co.'s firm but tender grasps I was gently pushed into the warm embrace of F This Movie-dom, and we're still doing it four years later (!). Let's rumble. :-)

  12. Hey, cool dudes (ghoul dudes?), looking forward to the festivities!

    Here’s the thing: Every year I set aside one very special movie to watch on the night of Oct. 31, something to look forward to all month, but this year I have no idea what that movie will be. (Last year, it was Troma’s POULTRYGEIST, and the year before that it was the Rankin Bass MAD MONSTER PARTY, which gives you glimpse into my brain.) Know that I’ll be checking in each day and reading everyone’s recommendations, in the hopes of finding “the one.”

    1. Mad Monster Party has become an October tradition for me the last couple years. I'm a horror wimp.

  13. All I want for Scary Movie Month is an LA big screen showing of WolfCop.