October is two days away. One of our favorite things to do in my favorite month is watch old spooky movies every night. We have a very specific kind of spooky movie that we love: black and white flicks from the 1930s and 1940s.
Probably my all-time favorite halloween movie is Tod Browning’s Freaks (1932), which must be seen to be believed.
A lot of the really good stuff is from the “pre-code” era: in between the advent of talkies in 1929 and the “Hays Code” of 1934. A lot of these movies go hard and are still pretty shocking: the original King Kong (1933) is a great example.
A great person on Twitter to follow for these kinds of recommendations is @nitratediva.