My Horror Collection: As

Hey there, Creepy Peeps! You're going to be seeing a post likes this every other week in the "Free Space" slot on this blog for a while. I get asked a lot about my horror collection and even when I've done videos on it, I feel like they aren't very detailed which makes me think they aren't really all that satisfying for viewers to watch. 

I've seen a few HorrorTubers do video series where they talk about their horror collection in chunks, usually organized in alphabetical order. So, I'm going to do that here, starting with the As. I thought I would go over each film individually, how and why it's in my collection and my rating. I think I will make a list on my Letterboxed page which I will update everytime I post one of these, as well.

  • ABCs of Death (Multiple DIrectors, 2013)

This one I remember picking up on a whim at a MovieStop, sight unseen, I guess you could say. I hadn't heard of it before, but the cover looked cool, so I grabbed it. It's definitely a fun horror anthology. 3/5

  • Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)

A classic! Of course, I own Alien! Every time I watch this movie, I'm always in awe of the production value for the time the movie was made; it still holds up so well today. This is one of those franchises, though, that I haven't gotten around to completing on my shelf. The sequels are decent and I don't hate the prequels. 5/5

  • A Christmas Horror Story (Steve Groban, Grant Harvey and Brett Sullivan, 2015)

A freakin' great Christmas horror anthology, totally underrated in my opinion. I love how it plays on myths, folklore and classic Christmas traditions. Plus, the twist at the end is amazing, I did NOT see it coming the first time. SO GOOD! 4/5

  • All Cheerleaders Die (Lucky McKee and Chris Siverston, 2015)

Another underrated slasher-type flick! I particularly love the portrayal of female relationship -- both romantic and not -- in the film, it's handled very respectfully. 4/5

  • An American Haunting (Courtney Solomon, 2005)

This one is a sort of forgotten-about-film, I think. It's not amazing or ground-breaking in any way, but it's decent. My brother and I used to watch this every time we saw it on TV. I think the parallel stories from the past and present are interesting and it's quite tragic. 3/5

  • An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981)

Another classic! Like, Alien, I'm shocked by how well this movie hs held up over the years. The iconic transformation scene still blows me away each and every time I watch it! 5/5

  • The Amityville Horror (Andrew Douglas, 2005)

Why did I purchase this remake and NOT the original? Ryan Reynolds. 3/5

  • Annabelle (John R. Leonetti, 2014)

I actually don't dislike this spinoff like many others do. I thought the story was interesting, I liked the characters and it has some really effective scares throughout. 3/5

  • A Perfect Getaway (David Twohy, 2009)

I remember seeing this in the theaters: I had just turned 17 a few months before and it was one of the first R-rated movies that I didn't have to sneak into. This isn't a straight horror, but it has some of the essential elements: serial killers, creepy hitchhikers, and some decent gore. Plus, it has a star-studded cast! Timothy Olyphant, Steve Zahn, Mila Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Marley Shelton and Chris Hemsworth! This is embarrassing, but I bought the film when it hit DVD mostly because I loved the relationship between Olyphant and Sanchez's characters. I still want a relationship like theirs. Dumb, I know. 4/5

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  • April Fool's Day (Fred Walton, 1986)

I bought this for a review that went up on my channel, at the time, I couldn't find it streaming anywhere. I thought it was pretty good for a slasher movie where nobody actually dies! 3/5

  • Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1993)

Do I even have to explain this one? 5/5

  • As Above, So Below (John Erick Dowdle, 2014)

This movie is one of those rare films that I wasn't that found of when I first saw it, but every time I have watched it, it has grown on me more and more. That doesn't normally happen! 3/5