Monday, September 28, 2015

Your 2015 Scary Movie Month Primer

by Patrick Bromley
The best month of the year is just a few days away!

Our sixth annual #ScaryMovieMonth kicks off this week. I know many of you are excited because you've all been dropping hints about its arrival for roughly the last three months. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.

Spend the next 2-3 days catching up on all of our past Scary Movie Months: podcasts, columns, reviews and even the last five years' worth of the Scary Movie Challenge, which I know is going to break records this year.


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
Patrick, Doug, Mike and JB on Maximum Overdrive (commentary)
Patrick and JB on Vincent Price movies
Patrick and Adam Riske on May
Patrick and Heath Holland on Event Horizon
Patrick and Doug on The Monster Squad
Patrick and Mike on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 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)
Patrick and JB on The Massacre(s) 2014 (24 hour horror films 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)
Patrick and Heather Wixson on All Things Horror
Patrick and Heather Wixson on The Best Horror Movies of 2014
Patrick and Heather Wixson on Their Favorite Horror Directors

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
My 10 Favorite Final Girls
11 Killer POV Episodes You Should Listen To
Six Horror Remakes I Was Wrong About
13 Movies to Check Out on Shudder
13 Great Horror Movies of the 2000s
How I Learned to Love the Slasher
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Italian Horror
Remembering Wes Craven
Unsung!: Bubba Ho Tep
Unsung!: Near Dark
Unsung!: The Woman in Black
Unsung!: Dracula's Daughter
Unsung!: Paperhouse
Unsung!: The Other
Take Two: Jason X
Take Two: Zombie
Take Two: Shocker
My First Horror Movie: Silent Night Deadly Night
What Do You Want from a Horror Movie?
This or That: Dawn of the Dead '78 vs. Dawn of the Dead '04
Heavy Action: 10 Action Stars in Horror Movies
It Came from the '80s: Lifeforce
It Came from the '80s: Invaders from Mars
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
Movies I Love: The Blob (1988)
Movies I Love: Night of the Creeps
Movies I Love: Terror Firmer
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
Director Essentials: Tobe Hooper
Director Essentials: Wes Craven
Director Essentials: John Carpenter
Director Essentials: George A. Romero
Director Essentials: David Cronenberg
Director Essentials: Peter Jackson
Director Essentials: Stuart Gordon
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: Really Universal Horrors
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
Full Moon Fever: Castle Freak
Full Moon Fever: Bloodstone: Subspecies II
Full Moon Fever: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-Rama
Full Moon Fever: Trophy Heads
Full Moon Fever: Demonic Toys
Full Moon Fever: Puppet Master
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
Patrick on Starry Eyes
Patrick on Tusk
Adam Riske on Life After Beth
Adam Riske on Honeymoon
Melissa Uhrin on The Horrors of the Great White North
The Overlook: Wicked, Wicked
The Overlook: Jess Franco Double Feature
The Overlook: The Hole
The Overlook: Nightmare Castle
9 Exploding Heads in Horror Movies
9 Evil Plants in Horror Movies
12 Spooky Facts About Horror Movies
Heath Holland on Hammer Horror
Heath Holland on The Horror of Johnny Depp
Heath Holland on The State of Horror
Heath Holland on Santa's Slay
Riske Business: The House of the Devil
Riske Business: 10 More Underrated Horror Movies
Riske Business: Five Horror Movies They Didn't Want Me to See
I'll Watch Anything!: Martyrs
I'll Watch Anything!: Inside (2007)
Mark Ahn on Cronos
Melissa Uhrin on Horror Music
Melissa Uhrin on Scary Movies with Braaaains
Melissa Uhrin on Scary Clowns
Melissa Uhrin on What Lurks Below
Melissa Uhrin on Terrifying Children's Movies
Adam Riske on Annabelle
Adam Riske on The Houses October Built
Adam Riske on Ouija
Adam Riske on Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Adam Riske on The Lazarus Effect
Adam Riske on Unfriended
Adam Riske on The Gallows
Adam Riske on The Gift
Adam Riske on The Visit
Patrick and Adam Riske on The 2015 Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival
Patrick on The ABCs of Death 2
Patrick on Horns
Patrick on Housebound
Patrick on Extraterrestrial
Patrick on The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Patrick on See No Evil 2
Patrick on V/H/S: Viral
Patrick on Late Phases
Patrick on The Babadook
Patrick on Dark Summer
Patrick on GirlHouse
Patrick on It Follows
Patrick on Spring
Patrick on Maggie
Patrick on Satan's Blade
Patrick on It! The Terror from Beyond Space
Patrick on Poltergeist (2015)
Patrick on Insidious: Chapter 3
Patrick on We Are Still Here
Patrick on Burying the Ex
Patrick on Dude Bro Party Massacre III
Patrick on Cub
Patrick on Final Girl
Patrick on Shocker
Patrick on Contracted: Phase II
Patrick on Some Kind of Hate
Patrick on Cooties
Patrick on The Woods
Patrick on The Green Inferno

24 Hours of Movies: Creature Features!
24 Hours of Movies: Stephen King!

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
Horror Movies We'd Like to Forget
Our Favorite Wes Craven Movies

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
Great Horror Performances: Kane Hodder as Jason Voorhees
Great Horror Performances: Brad Dourif in Halloween II
Great Horror Performances: Rosie Day and Pollyanna McIntosh
Great Horror Performances: Sara Paxton in The Innkeepers

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


  1. You guys...I just love you guys. Anyway we could spread out SMM to make it Scary Movie Season? September through November? Scary Movie Year? Let's do this!

    1. I could listen to these guys talk about horror movies all year long, honestly.

  2. So you've done a lot on horror is what you're saying? ;-)
    I've been marking some old horror on You Tube and Dailymotion for the occasion. I think I may prove this month that despite what he said in his autobiography "The Blood Beast Terror" was not the worse film Peter Cushing ever made
    Any chance of a hint about which movie you'll be doing commentary on this year - give us a chance to have it on hand when it's posted?

  3. My brain is gonna exploded!

    Where do I even begin to start with that data overload above?
    This years SMM is going to be the most epic ever,
    I hope your ready for it Patrick, I hope the server is strong? We could actually crash the system, to quote Jaws "We're gonna need a bigger Boat!"
    All my new Blurays and Dvds have been delivered, I am ready to go, Chucky, Freddy, Jason, Michael we have a date....

    1. I just realised something, the toughest franchise is not being looked at, even I am also too scared to tackle all the Hellraiser movies, I know you guys have joked about it on the podcast, someone go for it, Every Hellraiser movie, one every night I dare you, to quote Samuel MF jackson, I double dare you MFs!

      Could you do it Patrick? You could do a 24 Hellraiserathon, could you survive?

  4. This is...AMAZING, seriously you guys do an incredible job. I'm super pumped for October and it's only because you guys make it so much fun

  5. started listening to you all last December, ( and podcasts in general) I've been waiting on my first SMM more than anything else!

  6. Trying to think of something harmless to watch before I send my mind down harrowing tunnels for 31 days straight :D

  7. Patrick, as you know from me constantly stalking you with notices about broken links (btw thank you for reacting so quick every time), I do my best to catch up on every podcast, but that crazy list is a little bit too much to do in the next 2-3 days. Scrolling through the list makes me feel like I have read or heard nearly nothing during the last few months...
    I think I do it like Dennis and simply let my brain explode...

  8. I spent part of my work day today making a tentative schedule. I've been driving my poor wife nuts blabbing about it. I'm so excited.

  9. Other than downloading a bunch of horror movies from Amazon Prime to my tablet for offline viewing (which is so cool) I'm sort of winging it this year. Watching horror movies for SMM and searching for work in October: all horror, all the time! :-) :'(

  10. Made a list of potential movies: stuff I own but haven't watched, stuff that's on Netflix, a few I might stream from Google Play and a couple I borrowed from a friend. The list is 50 movies long. Well at least I'm not gonna run out.

  11. After visiting more of these links, I don't understand why the Final Girls song (under Videos) isn't marketed in bold or something. That shit will put an October smile on anyone's face.

    1. I must of missed it before. Your right. That's compulsory veiwing ;)
      Patrick and Doug are my favourite Final Girls

  12. It's already October the first in Germany. I should get going - this night im going for Nosferatu, American Werewolf and The Unborn.

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