MikeyB's Movie Night: October Horror Movie Marathon Week 1: Oct 1 - 3

 Well it's finally October again and you know what that means: It's time for my annual "October Horror Movie Marathon"! Every year in October I attempt to watch at least one horror movie a day and this year will be no different. In previous years I've had themes for each week but this time around I'm just going with the flow and choosing whatever looks good in the moment. I started a bit slow this year with only two entries but I was in Canada all day Tuesday for the "VIFF". Be on the lookout every Thursday this month for a roundup of every movie I have managed to watch during the previous week. So with that out of the way kids its time to grab your popcorn, draw the shades, turn down the lights, and lets dive right in!

Director: John Erick Dowdle
Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge

 Plot: A young archeologist and her friends descend into the depths of the Paris catacombs in search of the the mythological "Philosophers Stone".

 Opinion: This is the best Tomb Raider movie we'll ever get I think. Shot in the actual catacombs under Paris, it also just so happens to be, in my opinion, one of the best "found footage" horror films ever made. Creepy, Claustrophobic and genuinely unsettling, "As Above" is most definitely worth your time this haunting season. (Currently Available on U.S. Netflix Streaming.)

Director: David Robert Mitchel
Starring: Maika Monroe, Kier Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

 Plot: After a sexual encounter, a young woman is stalked by a supernatural entity.

 Opinion: A 97% fresh rating on "Rotten Tomatoes", multiple recommendations from friends and strangers, and I am just now getting around to watching this one. How does it stand up to the hype? Not that well. That is not to say that the film isn't good, in fact it has some real moments of true brilliance. The problem is that it also has moments of insane stupidity and a dreadful third act. Still it is worth seeing if you're a fan of the genre because no matter what it is, "It Follows" is a truly original  fright flick.

 Well that wraps up week one! I'd love to hear any of your opinions on the films I watched and am always open to suggestions for what to watch next, so feel free to hit me up in the comments below. As always thank you for reading and I'll see you next week!