Seasonal Horror or How Spring Horror is Lacking

I’m writing this as I look at the remnant of a light snow.

Since we are still in winter, most of us, I was thinking about something and that was seasonal or to some degree, holiday horror. And I thought, is it that common that we watch certain films around a certain time because it was “fitting” for the weather or the holiday? Like can you watch Halloween outside of the fall/Halloween season? Yes. But does it feel even more fitting and magical when it’s October? A bigger yes.

So I thought about the four seasons, even holidays within said seasons and made a list. We like lists! These are only going to have about 7 films per season with some honorable mentions but just remember, these are not the end all, be all! Other films you can think of that might not make it on here, it still counts!

Let’s start with the current weather I’m in right now, winter!

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lettherightonein_2Oh winter, l’hiver.
It’s cold, there’s snow, and it’s very drab.
Black Christmas (1974) – The ending, y’all know how I feel about it.
Jack Frost (1997) – Still bizarre and um we do not assault ANYBODY in a tub, sir.
All Through the House (2015) – Do people know about this?
30 Days of Night (2007) – One of the best vampire films, in my opinion.
The Shining (1980) – So many pros and cons about this film.
The Thing (1982) – It’s still cool.
Let the Right One In (2008) – Apparently this is a show on Showtime now.
*HM are Ravenous (1999), Krampus (2015), My Bloody Valentine (1981), All the Creatures were Stirring (2018) and The Brood (1979)

Spring. La Primavera.
Coming to life, blooms, rain showers.

Leprechaun (1993) – Jennifer Aniston, acknowledge this movie!
April Fool’s Day (1986) – This movie got me, it got me good!
The Wicker Man (1973) – I want to sleep, eat and breathe this musical. Yes, it is a musical.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)* – Sighs.

fridaythe13th_4Summer.
Home of the summer blockbuster movies!

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) – I wonder what Lois Duncan thinks of this film.
Piranha (1978) – “Nikki Newman” from The Young and the Restless.
Jaws (1975) – This movie is why people fear sharks. And sharks are cool.
Sleepaway Camp (1983) – “Oh my God, someone remembered this movie and wrote a comedy sketch about it!” from Robot Chicken.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) – It’s hot and sticky.
Friday the 13th (1980) – There would be no Friday if there wasn’t A Bay of Blood.
Midsommar (2019) – Hi Florence Pugh!
*HM are Uncle Sam (1996), The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

halloween_3Fall.
The spooky month. My birthday is in October.

Halloween (1978) – Classic. The remake is okay. That sequel though? Bleh.
The Blair Witch Project (1999) – The blueprint for great marketing in film.
Trick r Treat (2007) – There’s gonna be a sequel???
Night of the Demons (1987) – It’s just fun and people turn into demons.
Silver Bullet (1985) – This made me see the pure talent of Corey Haim at his youngest.
Ginger Snaps (2000) – I love a good werewolf flick!
Sleepy Hollow (1999) – Spoooooooky pumpkin.
*HM in Evil Dead 2 (1987)

Oh spring, you don’t have that many! I mean there are but I haven’t seen them and I didn’t want to recommend something that I haven’t seen BUT there was so many of the other 3 seasons. Spring really is underrated and short handed. That’s a shame.

What movie would you include? What’s your favorite “season”? Leave a comment below!

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