It’s that most wonderful time of the year again! In this episode, The Magic Jack O’Lantern 2021, we once again bring you our list of viewing tricks and treats to celebrate the season. We watched one Halloween inspired title every day in October and now pass the list and our impressions on to you in hopes that you might find some new scares for your regular viewing rotation or revisit some old spooky favorites. For this year’s theme, we visited the the autumnal splendor of New England, with lots of witches, ghosts, curses, and general mayhem. There were a lot of highs and only a few lows. Here’s the full list!
Day 1: Cujo (Teague, 1983)
Day 2: Salem’s Lot (Hooper, 1979)
Day 3: Needful Things (Heston, 1993)
Day 4: The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020)
Day 5: The Mummy’s Tomb (Young, 1942)
Day 6. The Mummy’s Ghost (Le Borg, 1944)
Day 7: The Lodge (Fiala, Franz, 2019)
Day 8: The Dunwich Horror (Haller, 1970)
Day 9: The House of the Seven Gables (May, 1940)
Day 10: Dragonwyck (Mankewicz, 1946)
Day 11: I Married a Witch (Clair, 1942)
Day 12: The City of the Dead (Moxey, 1960)
Day 13: The Witch (Eggers, 2015)
Day 14: The Spiral Staircase (Siodmak, 1946)
Day 15: Tormented (Gordon, 1960)
Day 16: The Shuttered Room (Greene, 1967)
Day 17: The Curse of the Living Corpse (Tenney, 1964)
Day 18: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Grau, 1974)
Day 19: House of Usher (Corman, 1960)
Day 20: The Haunted Palace (Corman, 1963)
Day 21: The Haunting (Wise, 1963)
Day 22: The Other (Mulligan, 1972)
Day 23: The Stepford Wives (Forbes, 1975)
Day 24: The Children (Kalmanowicz, 1980)
Day 25: Dead & Buried (Sherman, 1981)
Day 26: The Dead Zone (Cronenberg, 1983)
Day 27: The Devonsville Terror (Lommel, 1983)
Day 28: Re-Animator (Gordon, 1985)
Day 29: Warlock (Miner, 1989)
Day 30: The Witches of Eastwick (Miller, 1987)
Day 31: Cabin Fever (Roth, 2002)
What you’ll find in this episode: why New England lends itself to horror, spotlights on Lantern favorites, and some surprising first watches.
– Cole and Ericca
The history of the Jack O’Lantern.
New England witch trials.
Go leaf peeping!
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