October Favorites: Movies, Shows, Spooky Season Movie Recap

October 18, 2022

With spooky season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to throw on a pair of sweatpants, light your favorite Jo Malone dupe, and watch a scary movie or TV show. If you’re looking for something spooky and seasonal to watch, here are some recommendations!

Spooky Movie Guide: 

For my original spooky movie guide, aka the movies I will watch each and every spooky season,  check out my guide here! But these are the top that are a must-watch right away: 

  • Strangers
  • Get Out
  • The Shining 

Movies To Watch From This Past Month: 

Hocus Pocus 2: As an uberfan of the original Hocus Pocus movie from the early 90s, I was SO excited to find out that a sequel was coming out this year! The newest installment centers around a group of three girls who accidentally bring back the Sanderson sisters to modern-day Salem and try to stop them from stirring up trouble! This was a super fun and nostalgic watch, especially for a cozy night in. 

Barbarian: I had been seeing reviews of this movie all over my TikTok FYP, and everyone that recommended it said to go in blindly with no expectations or spoilers. While I was a little nervous at first, Barbarian did NOT disappoint. I won’t ruin it for you if you plan on seeing it, so I will say that I haven’t had this much fun watching a horror movie in years! 

The Invitation: I’m a sucker for dark, gothic movies, so when I started seeing ads for The Invitation, I knew I had to see it. The movie follows a girl who takes a DNA test (think 23andME) and receives a wedding invitation from her long-lost cousin shortly after. The movie has a beautiful, atmospheric setting that I instantly fell in love with, and I highly recommend seeing it if you’re into dark, sexy thrillers. 


Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: I feel like literally everybody has been talking about the new Dahmer show on Netflix, so last week, I decided to see what all the hype was about. I’m not somebody who typically watches a lot of true crime TV, but the first episode of this Ryan Murphy-produced series instantly intrigued me, and I found myself unable to peel my eyes away from the TV. However, I will note that if you’re particularly sensitive to true crime content, you might want to skip this one. 

A Friend Of The Family: With all the buzz about the Jeffrey Dahmer series, I almost missed this new mystery series! This is one twisted and tragic true story based in the seventies and likely a story you haven’t heard much about which provides you with all the entertainment and spooky vibes you are looking for this October. This will give you all the scares thinking about those surrounding you and who you let into your family or be around your family when a family friend finds a way to kidnap their child not once but multiple times! Even as I watch it, it’s hard to believe how this happened more than once. 

The Watcher: The creepiest thing about Netflix’s new series The Watcher is that it’s based on a true story that didn’t happen that long ago! The Watcher is based on the story of The Watcher House, located at 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey. In 2014, the Broaddus family purchased the house and began receiving creepy letters shortly after moving in. The scariest part of the whole story is that to this day, nobody knows who “the watcher” is or why they wrote the letters.