If you need a break from all the terrifying horror movies that you’ve been watching this season, check out the best campy, yet spooky, TV Shows and movies to watch this October. They’ll make you laugh, scream, and maybe cringe too.
Scream Queens was a short-lived TV series about a serial killer targeting the sorority house, Kappa Kappa Tau. Chanel Oberlin (played by Emma Roberts) is the hilarious, yet horrible, anti-hero of the story. Even though there are only two seasons, the show is so campy and melodramatic that it’s bound to become a cult classic. Even Jamie Lee Curtis, the original Scream Queen, lends her acting talents to the series. While I found it off-putting at first, as I continued to watch, it quickly became one of my absolute favorites. It’s the perfect Halloween show that captures the spirit of slasher films, while blending in some very dark humor.
Jennifer (Megan Fox) is a demonically possessed high school girl who kills her male classmates while her best friend tries to stop her. This movie was released in 2009, but in my opinion, it was way ahead of its time. With hardcore feminist undertones, it finally seems to be getting the love it deserves. It’s another campy, melodramatic, and gory masterpiece.
What We Do in the Shadows
This TV show is like watching The Office but with vampires. Based on Taika Waititi’s 2014 movie, What We Do in the Shadows is one of the funniest shows out there right now. We get an inside peak inside the lives of modern-day vampires living in New York, and even though they’re out there killing people, they’re a very lovable bunch of murderers.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
If you’re one of the few people who haven’t watched this cult-classic, you definitely need to experience it ASAP. You’ll never look at Tim Curry the same way again. It’s filled with singing, weird science experiments, weird sexual experiences, an eerie mansion…and that’s just the beginning. When I first watched this as a teen, I was incredibly disturbed…but in a good way. There’s probably a theater near you that’s playing it this Halloween and everyone will be dressed up.
Little Shop of Horrors
This is another classic horror musical about a killer plant that just wants to eat people. Based on a 1982 off-Broadway play, this one is as campy and fun as they get.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Speaking of killer plants. I also recommend the less popular, but even more bizarre movie, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. This one has all that corny 1970s goodness packed into one film. Oh, and not only do the tomatoes kill people, they sing.
If you’re looking for a great zombie movie that’s funny too, look no further. Zombieland is filled with adventure, love, and hilarious moments…like when they invade the home of the actual actor Bill Murray, who plays himself in this one.