Friday, September 30, 2016

Your 2016 Scary Movie Month Primer

by Patrick Bromley
It's so close I can already taste the blood!

Can you believe this our SEVENTH Scary Movie Month? Can you even deal with how great this year's is going to be?

Check out all of our past #SMM content -- podcasts, reviews, columns and the rest -- and then dig into ALL of F This Movie!'s horror coverage to get yourself in the Scary Movie Month spirit. It all starts tomorrow!!

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
Patrick, JB, Mike and Adam Riske on Halloween III: Season of the Witch (commentary)
Patrick and JB on Horror Movies That Go Too Far
Patrick and Eric England on Scream
Patrick and Adam Riske on Demon Knight & Bordello of Blood
Patrick and Doug on Hellraiser
Patrick and Heath on Sleepy Hollow
Patrick and Mike on George Romero's Living Dead series

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)
Patrick and JB on Scary Movie Marathon 2015

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
Patrick and Heather Wixson on Checking in on Horror
Patrick on The Funhouse (commentary)
Patrick and Heather Wixson on The Best Horror Movies of 2015
Patrick and Adam Riske on From Dusk Till Dawn
Patrick and JB on Cloverfield
Adam Green Interview
Barbara Crampton Interview
Patrick on Tales of Halloween (Commentary)
Patrick and J. Blake Fichera on Scored to Death

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 
13 Great Moments from the Friday the 13th Franchise
Five Great Monster Kids in Movies
Five Movies That Made Me Love Horror
Five Novels by Horror Movie Directors
My 10 Favorite Final Girls
11 Killer POV Episodes You Should Listen To
11 More 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
9 Underrated Horror Movies of the '90s
9 Cool Witch Movies
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
Take Two: The Mangler
Take Two: Ghosts of Mars
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
Movies I Love: Silver Bullet
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
Riske Business: 10 Reasons I'm Fascinated by Satan's Little Helper
Riske Business: Why You Should Watch Pulse (Kairo)
Riske Business: Songs From Horror Movies I Love and Totally Should
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
The Overlook: Horrible Horror
The Overlook: Monsters Crash the Pajama Party
The Overlook: BFI Horror Monographs
The Overlook: Daniel Roebuck Double Feature
There's Always Room for Giallo: Tenebrae
There's Always Room for Giallo: The Black Belly of the Tarantula
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
Heath Holland on Talking Horror with My Daughter
Heath Holland on The VHS Vault of Horror
Heath Holland on My Road to Universal Horror
Heath Holland on My Scary Movie Month Marathon 2015
Heath Holland on Monsters
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)
I'll Watch Anything!: The Monster of Piedras Blancas
Friday Firsts: Bad Taste
Friday Firsts: Black Christmas
Glutton for Punishment: The Deadly Bees
Glutton for Punishment: The Bees
Glutton for Punishment: Guyana: Cult of the Damned
Glutton for Punishment: The Swarm
Cinema Bestius: The Bride of Frankenstein
Cinema Bestius: The Silence of the Lambs
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
Melissa Uhrin on Slip Slimery Slop
Meliss Uhrin on Stephen King
Melissa Uhrin on Christmas Horror
Melissa Uhrin on a Stephen King Double Feature
Melissa Uhrin on Animal Horror
Melissa Uhrin on Alien 3
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
Adam Riske on Knock Knock
Adam Riske on The Forest
Adam Riske on Body
Adam Riske on Hush
Adam Riske on The Conjuring 2
Adam Riske on The Shallows
Adam Riske on Lights Out
Adam Riske on Sun Choke
Adam Riske on Wishmaster: 19 Years Later
Adam Riske on Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 25 Years Later
Erich Asperschlager on Session 9
Cait Cannon on A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Cait Cannon on The Fly '58 & The Fly '86
Patrick and Adam Riske on The 2015 Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival
Patrick on the 2016 Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival
Patrick's Favorite Horror Movies of 2016 So Far
Patrick on Fright Night Part 2
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
Patrick on Deathgasm
Patrick on The Final Girls
Patrick on Tales of Halloween
Patrick on Crimson Peak
Patrick on Killer Workout
Patrick on Krampus
Patrick on He Never Died
Patrick on Intruders
Patrick on Martyrs (2016)
Patrick on Nina Forever
Patrick on The Witch
Patrick on Southbound
Patrick on Emelie
Patrick on 10 Cloverfield Lane
Patrick on Darling
Patrick on The Invitation
Patrick on Holidays
Patrick on Bite
Patrick on Monsterland
Patrick on Cell
Patrick on The Neon Demon
Patrick on The Purge: Election Year
Patrick on The Mind's Eye
Patrick on Beyond the Gates
Patrick on Don't Breathe
Patrick on I Am Not a Serial Killer
Patrick on 31
Patrick on Blair Witch

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
Great Horror Performances: Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs
Great Horror Performances: Ossie Davis in Bubba Ho-Tep
Great Horror Performances: George C. Scott in Exorcist III
Great Horror Performances: Alex Essoe in Starry Eyes

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
Revisit the Scary Movie Challenge VI


  1. I can't believe I was in highschool during the first scary movie month. It's been such a terrific ride!

  2. This is such a frikken awesome post, thanks guy! What a thing of boo-ty. You get it.

  3. When I see a post like this its overwhelming like at the end of American Beauty

    "Sometimes there is so much Beauty in the world that I almost can't take it"

  4. We don't deserve all this awesomeness.

  5. Wow. So much content. I only started dabbling with Fthismovie last October, so I am looking forward to diving in this year.
    I can't believe I didn't watch ANY horror before last SMM. I have you guys to thank for opening my eyes to this great genre.
    Also, Patrick, you prefaced both your "solo" commentaries saying no one wants to listen to you talk about a movie for 2 hours. That is simply not true. We love to hear you talk about the movies you love and point out what it is you love about them. Plus I could watch The Funhouse again anytime!

  6. so... much... stuff... to... read...

    i can't...

    oooh, look at the shinny thing

  7. is John Dies At The End considered horror?

  8. Wow this is a lot of material to get through but I will. I'm new to the site and podcasts and over the last 3 months I've caught up with nearly every podcast. Have to say not only am I now a committed fan but you've also turned me onto Saturday night movie sleepover and I guess I'll be checking out killer pov. This will be my first scary movie month so looking forwards to contributing

  9. Big love to the Saturday Night sleepovers guys, I do enjoy there sense of humour
    I might go toe to toe that I Love Weekend at Bernies as much, "Bernie's moustache is my Spirit Animal"

  10. I recommended it to a friend and they didn't like the fact that the guys continually went off topic and he felt they didn't always focus on the task at hand. I disagree as this is one of the reasons I love those guys, and I've lost count how many times I've rewatched films off the back of one of their podcasts.

    1. yeah, I enjoy the going off topic stuff too, that's sometimes the best part

      like DracuDoug on here, Even Doug doesn't know why its funny, But it is

  11. This primer is just about the most beautiful things I could have hoped to have seen today, very impressive and completely awesome. So question, would Chicago be the official time zone to kick off SMM or is it local time zone? I’m behind you folks so I hoping for the former. I’ll take silence to confirm that it would be all good. Plus Halloween on a Monday this year that’s some serious weak sauce.

  12. Hey everyone, new to the site. I LOVE FTM and all the great content you guys bring to us listeners. Been listening for a while now. I hear scary movie month is pretty awesome. Look forward to all the podcasts, reviews, and great posts from all the fans!

    1. Welcome to the site! Give yourself a name, watch some scary movies and start posting 7-word reviews! Don't be intimidated by some of the truly brilliant reviews - I don't let it stop me from posting my crap!

  13. I've got like a Christmas Eve feeling happening here - so excited - now I just have to figure out which theme to start with - Final Destination, Stephen King or Cronenberg - or just some random new thing I got? Decisions, decisions! And am I the only one planning on staying up after midnight to get one in the books right away? (Hey, I think it's after-midnight in Atherton Time right now!)

  14. How many reviews did we have last year?

    1. I remember it being about 100 or 200 shy of 3,000.

  15. Love, Rosie is one of these traumatic 123 wherein everything might be just pleasant if the two central characters had a easy communication that cleared up all their misunderstandings. watch movies online free