Rewarding Myself With ‘The Witch’

I plan on rewarding myself for writing by going to see The Witch this weekend. I love horror, but great horror movies are few and far between. I hear The Witch might be the next great one.

On that note, here are Self Write’s Horror Awards:

Best recent horror finds: the graphic novel Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and the Australian film The Babadook.

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Best deconstructions of horror: Scream (movie, not the TV show obviously) and Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods.

Speaking of Drew Goddard, best found footage and best PG-13 horror: Cloverfield

Best 80’s horror: Hellraiser and Nightmare on Elm Street


Favorite horror movie you haven’t seen: Inside (2007) À l’intérieur (original title). Runner-up: Martyrs (2008) and Taxidermia (2006)

Scariest horror: Alien and The Descent

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Best Zombie Movies: For me Night of the Living Dead (1968) was the beginning of zombie movies and Dead Alive (Braindead) was the climax. There were some cool zombie movies later like Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Zombieland, but you can’t beat Dead Alive. It’s insane.

And finally…


Favorite horror manga: Uzumaki. In addition to stunning art, the climax of the three book set is very satisfying.


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About wesleymccraw

I’m a speculative fiction writer. My first book is The Forgiving. You can buy it at Amazon.

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