Earlier last month, I made a list of all the things I wanted to do during autumn, and I had some specific tasks to do during October, which you can read here. But when October was approaching, I realised that instead of watching 3 Halloween movies as I had included in my Autumn Bucket List, I could watch one movie a day for 31 days.
So I decided to create a calendar to keep track of every movie I’ll watch this month and to see if I’m capable of finishing the list without going crazy.
I’ve divided the movies into four categories. I’ve also tried to have old and classic films combined with new ones I’ve never seen.
I couldn’t do a movie calendar without the traditional family Halloween films like Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown and The Addams Family, to name a few. I think that new movies don’t have the same charm and cringe than the ones from the 90s and 80s.
This category would be the autumn version of the cringy romantic Christmas movies that show up on Netflix every December. But instead of a white straight couple dressed in green and red, we have a white straight couple standing in the middle of a pumpkin patch or surrounded by orange leaves.
I wanted to focus mostly on Halloween-specific movies instead of just autumn appreciation, so I only selected three for this category: October Kiss, When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail.
Scary / Horror
I’m not a fan of horror movies, but this is supposed to be a Halloween calendar, so I’ve left the last five days leading to the 31st for this category, with titles like House On Haunted Hill, Scream and Halloween.
This category is for movies that aren’t Halloween-themed but have certain supernatural elements like magic, vampires, werewolves and such that make them a perfect Halloween watch. Also, most of the movies in this category are YA book adaptations.
Some movies in this category are Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, The Mortal Instruments and Harry Potter.
Here are some pictures from when I watched Hocus Pocus:
Will I complete this challenge? I hope so! I’m in day four as I write this, and so far I’m right on schedule. I can’t wait until life is back to “normal” and I have something more exciting going on than a full month of movies.