Haunted houses are kind of a thing in my family. My mom, my brother, and myself have all worked in one, at some point. That’s where my best friend and I became friends, many years ago. I love Halloween events like Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. I’ve been a scareactor, makeup artist, and worked on sets. I’ve been behind the scenes at some of the coolest haunts I’ve ever been to. And now, I’ve passed along my love for haunts to my nieces, who have become my haunt buddies the last two years. (Each girl pictured above at their first house they ever went through.)
With everything this year, it’s looking like the girls and I may be skipping out on haunts. So, to keep the feeling alive, I’ve been binge-watching some movies in one of my favorite sub genres of horror: haunt attractions going awry.
So, I decided to share a list with some of my favorites. I’m always finding more to watch, so not everything is on here that could be, I’m sure. But hopefully you’ll find some spooky haunt movies to keep the spirit alive if you are also missing haunts this year.
Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, and reflect on some of the most notable moments from the last decade:
Meeting Kevin Smith:
You can read the entire thing here, but without a doubt, Kevin Smith is one of the most significant things to happen to me in my entire life.
From Halloween Horror Nights:
“Okay, mouthbreathers, get ready! Netflix’s Stranger Things is returning to Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights.
We’re heading into a new year, and with it, I’m steadily working on plans to make it a great year for Wandering NerdGirl. This is a rough idea of how I aim to approach next year, and there is always room to add or remove things.
This year, we had something a little different in the area – HallowCon Missouri. I was pretty surprised to see someone putting together a horror con fairly close to home. So, of course, I was up for checking it out.
We all have local urban legends: haunted cemeteries, unsolved murders, roads with mysterious, ghostly hitchhikers. One of the more prominent ones we have around here in small town Missouri is the legend of the Elvins Vampire.
And I decided to hunt for his grave.
It was heartbreaking for me to not attend Halloween Horror Nights 27 last year- this is my favorite Halloween event and it definitely didn’t feel like Halloween without it. And while it’s still up in the air whether or not I’ll get to attend this year, I am super excited about the first three house announcements so far.
Here we are! One of the best Fridays of the year – Friday the 13th! A miscellaneous excuse to watch Friday the 13th and get tattoos! Haha.
Do you ever have one of those days that you just kinda want to keep to yourself, recharge, and watch a bunch of movies? I totally needed one of those days recently. So, a few days ago, I rented a bunch of movies, had some nachos, and enjoyed my time in my pajamas watching movies.
Here’s what I rented:
American Horror Story is an FX series that has grown a massive following of horror and non-horror fans, alike. With changing themes each season, it’s definitely an interesting concept that keeps people guessing what will happen from season to season, and, more recently, trying to connect the dots between each season.
The American Horror Story house for Halloween Horror Nights 26 is comprised of three seasons: Season One – The Murder House, Season Four – Freakshow, and Season Five – Hotel. Unfortunately, while I did get to tour this house, I couldn’t take any behind the scenes pictures because the photo policy with the IP houses just changed. However, I do have a little bit of insight to share.