The Monster Squad
I only wish had seen this movie when I was a kid, but then again, my tiny head may have exploded out of sheer happiness. This movie will always put a smile on my face. Watching Frankenstein hold hands with little Phoebe is more priceless than any Hallmark moment.
The Lost Boys
This movie was a mainstay of my adolescence (even though it was made the year I was born). The Frogg brothers can easily wipe away any frown, fighting for truth, justice, and the American way...in 80's Rambo-inspired outfits. Heck Yes!!!!
Army of Darkness
The greatest thing about Raimi's film is that it's a gift that keeps on giving. Long after the film is over, you get to revel in quote after quote, finding the ideal situation to say things like "Yeah and I'm a Chinese Jet Pilot."
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Oh yes, the fourth film in the Michael Myers series makes me giddy. Vigilante rednecks, Danielle Harris, and seriously intense face gouging...more please.
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
A film that's so clever it inspires me every time I watch it, reminding me why I love the horror genre so much. Plus, it ends with "Psycho Killer" by The Talking Heads. Instant smiles.
A movie that embraces guttural laughter with extreme gore. Anytime I need to cheer up, I can just fast-forward to all of Victor Crowley's scenes.
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
There's something undeniably charming about little Corey making the most intricate monster masks, while a hefty collection of teens are dispatched by Jason. Who knew the word "die" repeated dozens of times could be so uplifting?
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
From the Dokken soundtrack to Freddy's campy one-liners, the third Freddy movie is all about making horror fans happy. And this one still has John Saxon in it.