As Halloween nears, here are 5 Horror gems of 2009 to check out:

As Halloween nears, here are 5 Horror gems of 2009 to check out:


If you’re like me, the whole month of October is pretty much Halloween.  I love the holiday and start celebrating it on October 1st by beginning to watch mass amounts of scary movies.  So, in order to help you plan  your Halloween viewing parties, here is a list of my top 5 Horror Blu Ray/DVD releases of 2009.  I’ll even include Netflix links so you can easily add them to your list.

The Geekcouch Top 5 required viewing for Halloween 2009

These are my top 5 horror flicks released on DVD or Blu Ray in 2009

1) Trick ‘r Treat (Review, Netflix, Amazon)

Bumping Creepshow out of the “Best Horror Anthology Movie” spot, Trick ‘r Treat will be traditional Halloween viewing for many years to come.

2) Drag Me to Hell (Review, Netflix, Amazon)

Sam Raimi + Horror genre = bliss.  This isn’t necessarily a frightfest, but blend Evil Dead II with Army of Darkness humor and you pretty much know what you’re expecting.

3) Let the Right One In (Review, Netflix, Amazon)

A beautiful and creepy take on the Vampire genre.  One of the best Vampire movies ever.  Gorgeous cinematography and an interesting take on adolescent love . . . with Vampires.

4) The Children (Review, Netflix, Amazon)

Creepy and unsettling.  One of the few horror movies to actually creep me out for days.  Plus, can be a great method of Birth Control!

5) Splinter (Review, Netflix, Amazon)

A lower budget monster movie shows that CGI isn’t a necessity.  Great monster effects and a thrilling monster flick.

Honorable Mentions

In no particular order, I highly recommend these films for some Halloween viewing also

  • Grace (Review, Netflix, Amazon)
    A slow burn, but really satisfying film about a mother and blood craving newborn.
  • The Midnight Meat Train (Review, Netflix, Amazon)
    A photographer stalks a serial killer in the subways.  Vinnie Jones is terrifying and the story dark and creepy.  Digital blood a small annoyance, though.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (Review, Netflix, Amazon)
    If you don’t like musicals avoid this.  However, it’s nice seeing a gothic opera with an interesting story and gore.
  • The Hills Run Red (Review, Netflix, Amazon)
    Great acting, iconic masked killer, story a bit generic.  But lots of fun.
  • [REC] (Review, Netflix, Amazon)
    Don’t waste your time with the shitty Quarantine remake.  Watch this instead.
  • Alien Raiders (Review, Netflix, Amazon)
    Low budget, fun flick.  Practical make up and alien effects make this a winner.
  • Laid to Rest (Review, Netflix, Amazon)
    Chrome Skull is an interesting killer, GREAT gore effects.  Somewhat generic story and some bad acting, but a fun flick.