Blog The "2020 Sorry About the Halloween Marathon" Watchlist

Posted October 1, 2020

by Andrew Jupin, JBFC Senior Programmer

Andrew writes: “In another pandemic-related loss, I won’t be able to curate and host the annual overnight horror marathon at the Burns. It would’ve been our seventh year doing what many* will say is the most fun they have at the JBFC all year.

In a year when real-life horrors are totally outdoing the movies, here’s a list of things you can watch to scare you in a different, less day-to-day-terror kind of way.

For this collection, I decided to incorporate a lot of films that are celebrating major anniversaries this year, rando titles I’ve discovered or revisited recently, and some new stuff released in the last year or so!



Peruse Andrew’s super-spooky Watchlist below, or check it out on Letterboxd to save the list for later and find streaming sources. Be sure to click “Read Notes” on Letterboxd to see what Andrew had to say about each film!

JBFC Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin’s “2020 Sorry About the Halloween Marathon” Watchlist:

Titles organized alphabetically.

  1. American Psycho (Harron, 2000)
  2. The Addiction (Ferrara, 1995)
  3. The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Perkins, 2015)
  4. Buried Alive (Darabont, 1990)
  5. Candyman (Rose, 1992)
  6. Color Out of Space (Stanley, 2019)
  7. Day of the Dead (Romero, 1985)
  8. Demons (‘Dèmoni’)(Bava, 1986)
  9. The Exorcist III (Blatty, 1990)
  10. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985)
  11. Fright Night (Holland, 1985)
  12. Ganja & Hess (Gunn, 1973)
  13. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Amirpour, 2014)
  14. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Dante, 1990)
  15. Haunt (Beck/Woods, 2019)
  16. Host (Savage, 2020)
  17. Howling II: …Your Sister is a Werewolf (Mora, 1985)
  18. The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020)
  19. The Invitation (Kusama, 2015)
  20. It (Wallace, 1990)
  21. Near Dark (Bigelow, 1987)
  22. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (Sholder, 1985)
  23. Phenomena (Argento, 1985)
  24. Raw (‘Grave’) (Ducournau, 2016)
  25. Re-Animator (Gordon, 1985)
  26. Ringu (Nakata, 1998)
  27. The Return of the Living Dead (O’Bannon, 1985)
  28. Silver Bullet (Attias, 1985)
  29. Sugar Hill (Maslansky, 1974)
  30. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (Dickerson, 1995)
  31. The Transfiguration (O’Shea, 2016)



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