1031I just wanted to wish everyone a very safe and happy Halloween and to help us celebrate I believe I found the perfect film. Every now and again, I like to check out Indiegogo projects because sometimes you’ll never know what you’ll find. While I was searching, I came across a horror film called 10/31 that was being listed as an Anthology film which I definitely love. The festivities are hosted by the beautiful Malvolia: the Queen of Screams (Jennifer Nangle) as she presents five stories with the first one being The Old Hag which is about an old woman (Jedediah Giacchino) who haunts a B&B. In Trespassers, all Stephanie (Sable Griedel) wanted was a good scare, but when she messes with a scarecrow she gets more than she bargained for. Killing The Dance finds a girl fighting for her life in a roller skating rink that is being attacked by a killer. The Halloween Blizzard of ’91 finds a family trapped in a battle between Halloween and Christmas during a blizzard. In The Samhain Slasher, a town is not safe on Halloween night with the Samhain killer (Ryan Heumier) on the loose. The film also stars Greg Fallon (Close Calls) as Peter, Bailey Ingersoll (Max Steele) as Ashley, Katie Walgrave (Death Rot) as Katie, and the film was directed by Brett DeJager (Bonejangles), Rocky Gray (The Barn), Zane Hershberger (Cryptids), John William Holt (The Dooms Chapter Horror), Hunter Johnson (2 Jennifer), and Justin M. Seaman (The Barn).

1031-3My favorite segment out of all the stories in this film was the Killing The Dance which was just solid work from beginning to end. It was a synth pop dipped masterpiece that was just mesmerizing from the minute it started to the big reveal. It was also the segment that featured the best acting out of all the stories. In second place for me would definitely be The Old Hag story which featured some solid writing and good execution. In third place and actually very close to being second was Trespassers which I thought started a little slow, but it finished well and I loved the look of the Scarecrow. The last two I actually wasn’t a huge fan of, but The Samhain Slasher was definitely the better of the two and it featured the best music of the film. I just didn’t understand the nightmare aspect of it. The Halloween Blizzard of 91 was just all over the place and it couldn’t keep my attention at all and the acting left much to be desired except for those creepy kids in masks. They actually did a pretty good job.  Overall, the film was a lot of fun to check out, the cinematography was great, the costumes were amazing, and the sets were awesome as well. If it came down to it, I would definitely lend my support if they decided to make a second 10/31 film. So, if you get a chance to check this out, I suggest you do so and you support indy filmmakers. I am going to give the film an A- for a final grade.

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