Happy Horrordays: Horror Movies to Watch on St. Patrick's Day
Hey there, Creepy Peeps! Today’s post is just as much for me as it is for you! As St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, I thought I would compile a list of St.Patty’s-themed horror movies. Hopefully, this will help any of you out there who are like me and only know of the Leprechaun movies when it comes to this holiday.
The following list is in no particular order and the summaries are taken from Imdb.com – I told you this list was for me, too! I’ll also provide the trailers for the movies and my reactions to each trailer.
Red Clover (Drew Daywalt, 2012)
“A young woman accidentally releases a homicidal leprechaun whilst hunting, which brings back memories of her town's deadly past” (Imdb.com)
This kind of looks awesome?!?! It looks cheesy, but not overly so like Leprechaun AND it has Billy Zane. So, I’m down for this movie.
God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 1976)
A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that ‘God told them to’” (Imdb.com)
The trailer looks bonkers but interesting. To my understanding, the only thing that is St. Patrick’s-themed about this movie is some of the murders take place during a parade for the holiday.
Grabbers (Jon Wright, 2012)
“When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive” (Imdb.com)
Again, not actually St. Patty’s-themed, but I’m discovering that the Leprechaun franchise holds the monopoly on this holiday. Anyways. The trailer looks fun and any type of alien invasion where staying drunk is the only way to survive is alright by me!
Boy Eats Girl (Stephen Bradley, 2005)
“A boy declares his love for his girlfriend, only to die the same night. He is brought back to life by his mother as a flesh-craving zombie, who sires more teen undead while trying to control his, er, appetite for his beloved” (Imdb.com)
This looks like a fun, cheesy Irish flick. It’s got all the makings of an early-2000s cliché slasher down to the celebrity cameo (Samantha Mumba, I’m looking at you, girl).
Maniac Cop (William Lustig, 1988)
“A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City” (Imdb.com)
There’s very little in the film that has anything to do with St. Patrick’s Day, but this had Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell in it. That’s all the convincing I need to see this one!
Let me know what movies you plan on watching this St. Patrick’s Day in the comments!