A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Hands down one of the best black and white horror films to ever exist (sorry Dracula and the
Bride of Frankenstein, but it is really, really good). Ana Lily Amirpour (director and writer) and
Sheila Vand (the girl) kill it, pun intended. Netflix and chill with your girlfriends this week for a
Halloween sleepover. Nothing screams girl power like a feminist vampire who meets a man
willing to demonstrate that they’re not all the same. Don’t forget to pour the red wine, and
wear your black lipstick.
As Above, So Below (2014)
Don’t watch this alone or in a basement. John Erick Dowdle (director and writer) and Pertida
Weeks (Scarlett) venture through the Catacombs of Paris, bringing you along. This terrifying film
leads you places you never dared to go before, hell included. Be careful, they say that once you
go in, you might never find your way out.
Fernando Barreda Luna’s short film (75 minutes) follows Christian and July as they investigate
the rural legend of Melinda, a little girl who haunts a labyrinth close to their vacation house.
The footage the siblings recorded was found, proving skeptics of the legend wrong.
Getting sleep after watching this is unlikely, but so is finding your way out of the labyrinth. (You
have been warned!)
The Rite (2011)
Perfect for the Halloween season, this eerie film explores demon processions and the act of
dying through the eyes of Michael Kovak, a seminary student surrounded by death. Inspired by
Father Gary Thomas, America’s top exorcist, this film will restore any doubt you might have had
before of the devil.
Come on! You know you have to, it’s a classic. Don’t forget that Haddonfield is in Illinois and
Michael Myers is always closer than you think.