Top Eight Films I Watched During #31HorrorFilms31Days In October

Top Ten Tuesday is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I count down my top ten choices on a particular theme. This weekly event is hosted by Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is: Top Eight Films I Watched During #31HorrorFilms31Days In October.

So, for those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter (@Pop_Reader) or might not be aware, throughout the month of October I participated in #31HorrorFilms31Days, an event in which participants are tasked with watching one horror movie each day of the month in honour of Halloween. While I got a bit of the late start and only managed to watch 22/31 movies, I did still manage to watch a lot of fantastic films along the way. Since today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a “Movie Freebie” open to a blogger’s interpretation, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to highlight a few of them! This list does not include favourite films I re-watched (i.e. Cabin In The Woods, Scream, etc) but rather is limited to horror movies I watched – and loved – for the first time this year. From cannibals to cults, ghosts, goblins and vampires, I hope there’s at least one movie on this list that seems like it might be the right fit for you!

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

Released 2005
Director Neil Marshall
Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.




Released 2014
Director Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Mozhan Marnò

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.




Released 2015
Director Guillermo del Toro
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.




Released 2016
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Keanu Reeves

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.




Released 2014
Director David Robert Mitchell
Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.




Released 2015
Director Karyn Kusama
Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.




Released 2012
Director Peter Strickland
Starring Toby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Fatma Mohamed

A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art.




Released 2013
Director Jim Mickle
Starring Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner

The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.


Now it’s your turn! What movies have you watched (and loved) lately? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

8 responses to “Top Eight Films I Watched During #31HorrorFilms31Days In October”

  1. I’ve only watched Crimson Peak but it’s fantastic!! I need to check out some of these others that you’ve listed.

  2. I don’t know these films, but that doesn’t surprise me, I spend very little time at the movies or renting them

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  3. Crimson Peak is on my watch list, I can’t wait to have time to finally get to it. I haven’t heard of any of the others but I’m going to watch the trailers (thanks for those!)

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  4. Joyce Xie says:

    I have Halloween blues and will be adding all of these to my to-be-watched list. 🙂
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  5. I’m such a baby, I don’t think I could manage to watch horror! Ha! Glad you watched some amazing movies though.
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  6. I really liked Crimson Peak but then again, the effects made the movie so awesome. My husband thought it dragged in places. I’ve seen It Follows last year and it was good as well. I remember liking The Descent too.

  7. Ashley says:

    This was a great list! The only one I’ve fully seen on this was Crimson Peak which I thought was okay. i definitely want to finish watching the Descent. I was half way through it, but I can’t quite remember why I didn’t finish it.

  8. Crimson Peak was so good!

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