When it comes down to choosing a movie to watch on Halloween, I admittedly make too much of the situation. Do I want to go with an old classic; something I'm quite familiar with? Or chance something entirely new which may end up tarnishing my holiday and leave me with a bad taste in my mouth? It's a conundrum, and one I am still not sure of the answer to as I write this.
It's Halloween every day at a horror fanatic's house. The amount of horror I watch in one year is astounding. It has seen me through good days and bad - and it's mostly the latter when I mention the words "Comfort Horror". When I've had a rough day at work or have to deal with issues I seemingly can't face that come up in daily life, quite often I reach for a horror film that I am utterly comfortable with - a movie that I've seen countless times and can depend on to take me away from all my troubles for a few hours. One that epitomizes my love of the genre. Comfort horror doesn't necessarily have to be your favorite films, though for many I can only assume they would be. And I'm not going to lie - any time I notice Jaws or Psycho on TV I simply have to turn it on, that's a given. That said, I'm not going to use those two in my list because they are too obvious.
Here are five of mine:
|FRIDAY THE 13TH|
|HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES|
|INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)|
|NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD|