October is hands down my favorite month. Everything is better once it arrives. It's nicer outside; here in South Carolina, the blistering heat of the south-eastern summer fades into comfortable, crisp cool. Trees blaze with color as they go dormant. The grass crunches under your step; it's a good sound. There's better entertainment, too. On television, your favorite shows are back for new seasons and football is in full swing. In theaters, the forgettable grey smear of the summer dump months gives way to fun, big-budget blockbusters and Oscar contenders. October owns, plain and simple.

Such an excellent month, especially one that ends with a holiday as excellent as Halloween, deserves celebration. I'm sure many of you have pre-Halloween traditions. This year, I'd like to invite you to join our family in ours: Shocktober! Shocktober is a 31-day marathon of spooky (and not so spooky but thematically appropriate) movies, carefully curated to offer a selection that spans decades and cuts across genres to deliver something for everyone. This is our third Shocktober. Even if we don't quite make it to 31 movies, we always have a blast doing this.

Below you'll find our 2016 schedule, complete with notes on where you can stream most of the titles. Details on where you can find digital rentals of each title are available on my super OCD Shocktober spreadsheet, linked here. If you want to participate but are looking to avoid spending any dollars, you can always use sites like Just Watch to find streaming substitutes. Have fun and make this your own!

The Super Spooky 2016 Shocktober Schedule

1 - The Exorcist, 1973 (Netflix)
2 - Tucker and Dale vs Evil, 2010 (Netflix, Hulu)
3 - The Cabin in the Woods, 2012 (Digital Rental)
4 - Carrie, 1976 (Hulu, Amazon Prime)
5 - An American Werewolf in London, 1981 (Amazon Prime)
6 - Plan 9 From Outer Space, 1959 (Hulu)
7 - 28 Days Later, 2002 (HBO Streaming) 
8 - Spring, 2015 (Amazon Prime)
9 - The Monster Squad, 1987 (Digital Rental)
10 - Poltergeist, 1982 (Digital Rental)
11 - Jaws, 1975 (Netflix)
12 - Fido, 2006 (Amazon Prime, Hulu)
13 - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 2007 (Netflix)
14 - Rosemary's Baby, 1968 (Amazon Prime, Hulu)
15 - Let the Right One In, 2008 (Amazon Prime)
16 - Housebound, 2014 (Netflix)
17 - The Birds, 1963 (Digital Rental)
18 - Shaun of the Dead, 2004 (Digital Rental)
19 - The Omen, 1976 (Netflix)
20 - Goosebumps, 2015 (Netflix)
21 - Honeymoon, 2014 (Netflix)
22 - It Follows, 2015 (Digital Rental or Amazon with Showtime 7-Day Trial)
23 - The Amityville Horror, 1979 (Hulu)
24 - The Thing, 1982 (Digital Rental)
25 - The Babadook, 2015 (Netflix)
26 - Silence of the Lambs, 1991 (Amazon Prime, Hulu)
27 - Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975 (Digital Rental)
28 - Friday the 13th Part 2, 1981 (Digital Rental)
29 - The Witch, 2016 (Amazon Prime)
30 - Halloween, 1978 (Digital Rental)
31 - Hocus Pocus, 1993 (9p on Freeform, or HBO Streaming) 

Will you be doing your own Shocktober? Do you have any fun Halloween movie traditions? Share in the comments below!

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