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Megan’s Movie Marathon

I’ve had a ritual the last few years where I try to watch a scary movie every weekday in October. (I do weekdays so I can watch while the kids are at school, and I typically watch the movies at 7am, right after my youngest gets on the school bus. The added bonus is if the movie scares me to death, that will have mostly faded by the time I go to bed that night.)

This year, since I am turning 40 on Halloween and I love a theme, I’m going to try and watch 40 scary movies between Monday, September 23, and Thursday, October 31. WANNA WATCH THEM WITH ME?

I mean. Not WITH me. That might be weird. But you watch wherever you are and I’ll watch wherever I am and we can all do it together!

So here’s the deal. I’ve posted a schedule below. (We’re limited to what’s available on Netflix, HBO Go, and Amazon Prime, which means there will be some great ones and also some truly terrible ones, and that’s the joy of it. Probably.) If you don’t subscribe to some of these streaming services or just don’t have time to watch a movie every day or you want to watch a different movie—no worries! Watch what you can, when you can, and we can all discuss what we’ve watched. It’ll just be fun to know that we’re all terrified together.


23. UPDATE: Do not watch The Disappointments Room. It’s incredibly upsetting and I wish I’d never watched it and I don’t want any of you to watch it because of me. It’s horrible. Watch literally anything else.

24. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (HBO Go)

25. The Blackcoat’s Daughter (Netflix)

26. Case 39 (Amazon Prime)

27. Emelie (Netflix)

28. When The Walls Talk: The Whispers Estate Documentary (Amazon Prime)

29. Cast A Deadly Spell (HBO Go)

30. Clinical (Netflix)


1. The Lost Boys (HBO Go)

2. Stonehearst Asylum (Netflix)

3. The Meg (HBO Go)

4. The Lodgers (Netflix)

5. 47 Meters Down (Netflix)

6. Crooked House (Amazon Prime)

7. Buried (HBO Go)

8. Ghost House (Netflix)

9. The Hole in the Ground (Amazon Prime)

10. Insidious: The Last Key (HBO Go)

11. Enter Nowhere (Amazon Prime)

12. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (Netflix)

13. Hereditary (Amazon Prime)

14. The Monster Squad (Amazon Prime)

15. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (Amazon Prime)

16. Knock Knock (HBO Go)

17. Mercy Black (Netflix)

18. The Thaw (HBO Go)

19. Z for Zachariah (HBO Go)

20. Horns (Netflix)

21. The Witch Files (Netflix)

22. The Midnight Meat Train (Amazon Prime)

23. My Little Eye (HBO Go)

24. The Vault (Netflix)

25. The Eyes of My Mother (Netflix)

26. Shutter Island (Amazon Prime)

27. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (Netflix)

28. Serenity (Amazon Prime)

29. Sphere (HBO Go)

30. 13 Cameras (Netflix)

31. Halloween (HBO Go) and Halloween II (HBO Go)

Are you in?

1 thought on “Megan’s Movie Marathon”

  1. Dude! I am so excited. Ben and I have our list started (we got super derailed the last two years, so there’s some stragglers), but your list looks RAD! I love the mix of super terrifying and campy, hilarious picks. Best. Birthday. Month. Ever!

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