By Arielle Mayper
  1. Session 9 (2001) A cleaning crew is hired to clean out an old mental hospital. What could go wrong? It’s probably nothing, but Mike found some creepy recordings of a girl with multiple personality disorder and one of his crewmates is missing. Definitely no correlation. 9. The Human Centipede: First Sequence (2009) A pretty predictable addition to any list. It has all the basic cheesy horror conventions: stupid tourists who don’t speak the local language (German in this case), a mad doctor, and lots and lots of carnage. I know you haven’t seen it. You know you want to. 8. Ginger Snaps (2000) Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald always wanted to be different from everyone else. Now they’re getting their chance, because Ginger is turning into a werewolf and Brigitte has to save her. Add in a guy with a special kind of greenhouse and you have a horror movie. 7. Cabin Fever (2002) A bunch of college kids get owned by flesh-eating bacteria on a camping trip to the woods. I challenge you to shave your legs after watching this. 6. Shrooms (2007) A bunch of college kids decide to do shrooms in the backwoods of Ireland. The same forest also used to house a school for wayward boys, but it closed because everyone inside was massacred. They say the ghosts still haunt the forest. Clearly, a good place to trip. 5. An American Werewolf in London (1981) What’s a Halloween list without werewolves? Features two college students (sensing a theme?) who bite off a bit more than they can chew on the British countryside. 4. Dead Alive (1992) Lionel just wants a peaceful life, but that’s going to be difficult with all those zombies he’s hoarding in his basement. Lauded as the goriest movie of all time, there were scenes where I actually gagged. 3. Interview with the Vampire (1994) Forgetting the fact that this is a Tom Cruise movie, Interview is actually a human piece as well as a violent mess. A mix of the gentle Louisiana vampire for the True Blood fan and the classic fiend in the night for the classicist. 2. The Shining (1980) A classic from the minds of Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick. Not necessarily scary, but absolutely psychological. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but it also makes for an entertaining movie. 1. The Stand (1994) Another Stephen King epic. Clocking in at six hours, this miniseries is an all-day endeavor, but I promise it’s worth it. A pandemic wipes out most of the world, leaving a few thousand people to convene in the western United States for an ultimate showdown between good and evil.