Thank you for joining the Halloween Countdown!

A huge thanks (and a cyber-hug) to anyone and everyone who dropped by Pussy Goes Grrr during our month-long horror extravaganza. It was a lot of fun, and please stick around for the rest of the year! There are so many horror movies we didn’t get to during October, so rest assured that we’ll be extending our coverage of the genre into every other season and will have a few new tricks up our sleeves in the near future. In the meantime, here’s a compilation of all 28 Halloween Countdown posts. Browse around, read about old favorites or forgotten classics you’ve never heard of, and feel free to leave comments anywhere. Yes, it’s an orgy of self-linking, but we just don’t want to let the Halloween season go!

  1. Announcing… The Halloween Countdown!
  2. Art in the shadows on my favorite image from The Seventh Victim
  3. Hawks/Carpenter/Lovecraft, a comparative study done for Radiator Heaven‘s John Carpenter Week
  4. Horror is everywhere (1) about looking for horror is unexpected places
  5. Sexy Nihilism in Onibaba, my addition to September’s Final Girl Film Club
  6. Demons and disability in Jacob’s Ladder bringing together Adrian Lyne and Joel-Peter Witkin
  7. German Expression in film posters with six awesome examples
  8. There’s something in the fog!, another piece for John Carpenter Week
  9. Happy birthday, Guillermo del Toro! complete with some beautiful images from The Devil’s Backbone
  10. Celebrity, Identity, and Perfect Blue on Satoshi Kon’s debut thriller
  11. “Don’t worry, Miss Blanche…” on a shudder-inducing moment from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  12. Inject the Right One In about Abel Ferrara’s bizarre drug/vampire allegory The Addiction
  13. 20 Horror Faves, showcasing my votes for Final Girl’s Shocktober countdown
  14. Horror is everywhere (2), with an emphasis on the women this time around
  15. The Sounds of Violence, an extensive list of great scary music
  16. “Let her try it…” on a particularly weird scene from Freaks
  17. Om nom Blood Feast on Herschell Gordon Lewis’s extremely bad but gory classic
  18. Playing a game on James Wan’s seminal but forgettable Saw
  19. More Faces of Bela Lugosi with four more of Bela’s great performances
  20. Short Film Showcase: The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) with horror animation and the voice of James Mason
  21. Who you gonna call? about the ghostbusting Geraldine Chaplin in J.A. Bayona’s The Orphanage
  22. Terror ahoy! on Val Lewton and Mark Robson’s spooky, homoerotic The Ghost Ship
  23. The House of Burgess Meredith on the 1970s satanist zombie madhouse The Sentinel
  24. Short Film Showcase: Creep on the best short films of FEWDIO horror
  25. The End Is Extremely Fucking Nigh as Cillian Murphy takes on a zombie-infested England in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later
  26. The Best and Worst of the Treehouse of Horror about the scariest/funniest segments of The Simpsons‘ Halloween specials
  27. Addicted to Fear, or Why I Am a Horror Junkie, an autobiographical reminiscence about influential horror images
  28. A last-minute Halloween treat containing seven tiny capsule reviews of horror movies

And how about some more scary fun? True Classics offers a Trick or Treat! selection of ghastly film clips; The Daily Beast has Martin Scorsese’s 11 scariest horror movies; Final Girl has Stacie Ponder’s seriously profound thoughts on Halloween; MUBI has a roundup of Scary Monsters and Super Creeps; and 366 Weird Movies has my review of the wonderfully weird silent docu-horror Häxan! So grab a handful of leftover candy and prepare to get scared. I hope you all had a safe, happy, spooktacular Halloween!

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One response to “Thank you for joining the Halloween Countdown!

  1. kevin mummery

    This has become one of my favorite blogs. I really enjoy the reviews I’ve read so far, especially the one about “The Seventh Victim”, my favorite Val Lewton film. Keep up the good work.

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