September is an awkward month. Straddling the seasonal border between summer and fall, it just sort of sits there, showing up every year to remind you to clean the BBQ sauce off your face and give your body a breather before the seasonal gorging of winter begins.

Thankfully, it’s finally October! What September lacks in festivities (seriously, what even is Labor Day?), October makes up for in opportunities to make questionable decisions while wearing costumes made of cheap polyester. We decided to celebrate the creepiest month of the year by putting together a list of our favorite horror movies, perfect for watching on the sofa while your roommate ruins your towels with fake blood.

1. “Funny Games (2007) – Directed by Michael Haneke

Even though it wasn’t originally intended to be a horror film, my favorite is “Funny Games”. I find that a lot of horror films don’t take enough risks, and all I can say is, this one does.”
– Alex Strohmeier | Digital Director 

2. “The Thing (1982) – Directed by John Carpenter 

John Carpenter is my favorite horror director…he completely changed the genre with “Halloween and “The Thing” is his masterpiece.”
– Jim Bearden | Equipment Manager

3. “Sleepaway Camp” (1983) – Directed by Robert Hiltzik

“‘Eat shit and live, Bill!‘”
– Matt Hernandez | Studio Equipment

4. “Evil Dead II” (1987) – Directed by Sam Raimi

Bruce Cambell chops his own hand off and replaces it with a chainsaw!
– Mike Damico | Equipment Manager

 5. “The House of the Devil” (2009) – Directed by Ti West

A modern take on early 80’s horror, complete with a babysitter and a Walkman.
– Liz Roddick | Creative Coordinator

6. “The Exorcist” (1973) – Directed by William Friedkin

Very scary and it was partly based on a true story.
– Samuel Rivera | Repair Manager

 7. “The Shining” (1980) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick

My big sister once had a huge slumber party for her 10th birthday and requested to screen this movie. The house was cleared 2 hours in.
– Riley Eggers | Creative Director

 8. “Audition” (2001) – Directed by Takashi Miike

A Japanese horror flick with a serious femme fatale
-Leo Veiga | Social Media Coordinator

9. “Let the Right One In” (2008) – Directed by Tomas Alfredson

It’s a Swedish movie that is beautifully sinister with a unique twist on Vampire stories!
-Karie Eng | Digital

10. “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) – Directed by George A. Romero

“My top horror film is George A. Romero’s “Dawn Of The Dead”. Not because it’s the scariest out there but because of the wonderful social commentary it provides.”
-Robert Menzer | Digital