31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 30: Garfield’s Halloween Adventure

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Garfield’s Halloween Adventure has been a favorite of my fiance for decades, and he’s right – Garfield is fun whether you’re a kid or an adult. In his Halloween special, Garfield ropes Odie into trick-or-treating so he can get more candy and in their efforts the pair runs into a crew of spooky pirate ghosts. The episode features so many wonderful musical numbers, including my favorite “Scaredy Cat”.

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31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 29: Evil Dead (2013)

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In eight years of 31 Nights of Horror I don’t think I’ve duplicated a single movie, and that’s nearly 250 horror films! Though I am always searching for a fresh title to include on the list, sometimes I just want to go back to my favorites. The Evil Dead remake from 2013 is outstanding and was, at one time, the bloodiest movie ever -rewatching it last night definitely reminded me why!

31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 28: Killer Klowns from Outer Space!

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OH MY GOSH, I haven’t seen this movie in years and it’s so much better than I remembered. The costumes, the sets, the makeup… it’s all so delightful and kooky. The opening credits song is fantastic, the gags are hilarious, the effects are surprisingly very well done, and it’s no wonder this is a cult favorite among horror fans.

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31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 27: Deadly Drag Halloween Ball

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River City Roll hosted a spooktacular Deadly Drag Ball featuring some of Richmond’s most hauntingly gorgeous queens! The show was an absolute blast as each performer brought their best undead looks and killer performances. The event was a fundraiser for VA Pride and was the perfect culmination of a very Richmond Halloweekend.

31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 26: Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt

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For Halloweekend Saturday I met up with my favorite group of boos and ghouls for a frightful night of fun at Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt. After an initial worry about long lines we found our groove as we bravely faced five of KD’s haunted houses. The scariest house was a pitch black maze called “blackout” but it was one of the haunters roaming around the park that scared me the most – a creepy scarecrow on stilts that I swore was just a prop until it lunged at me as its handler laughed at my despair!

31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 25: Joe Bob’s Halloween Hootenanny!

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Horror fans around the world rejoiced when we learned that Joe Bob and Darcy were doing a Halloween special! It was as glorious as we hoped as Joe Bob schooled us on why Lifetime Movies are the ultimate low-budget horror movies of our modern times and educated us even more about the Halloween franchise we know and love. I stayed up until about 2 am finishing the second movie of the evening, Halloween 4, but it was earlier as I ate chicken tenders and Doritos that I smiled to myself, knowing that this was my favorite October Friday of 2019.

31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 24: Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire

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One of the central characters of this movie is a young multi-billionaire who isn’t upset at all when confronted by a reporter who has just spilled all of his secrets, so that’s how the acting and believability goes in this sequel. I adore the first Hell House LLC and the surprise at the end of this third installment was lovely. That being said, you gotta forgive a whole bunch of acting and plot missteps to get through this one.

31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 23: Trespassers

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I can see the writer of this movie being like “it would be awesome if this happened” and then continuing to pile on the overworked plot. Look, it’s an average horror/thriller and I LOVED seeing Fairuza Balk, but a 88 minute movie called Trespassers had no trespassers appear for like 40 minutes. Not recommending this one but it’s on Hulu and it’s not an abomination if you feel like watching something spooky while mindlessly scrolling on Instagram.

31 Nights of Horror VIII, Night 22: The Blair Witch Project

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As a horror fan I spend so much time chasing the next great movie that sometimes I need to step back and revisit some of the greats. It’s interesting to revisit The Blair Witch Project because remembering the marketing frenzy surrounding the release of the film in 1999 kinda overshadows the actual movie. Still, I very much respect and appreciate the impact this had on the future of the genre, effectively jumpstarting the “found footage” era.