These aren’t endorsements, but just a record of all the shit I watched for Spooktober. 👻 🎃

For October this year, I set up a 24/7 stream using Owncast and OBS on a virtual machine. Additionally, I used the obs-tuna plugin to get the movie title and the obs-source-transition script to periodically fade the title in to the corner of the screen briefly before fading out, then fading back in a few minutes later.

I was primarily inspired by the old, before it required a subscription.

Lessons I learned:

  • Software transcoding is bad for your power bill.
  • Using OBS on Windows without a GPU is incredibly CPU intensive.
  • Owncast naturally has 8+ seconds of delay/latency.
  • I remember a lot of horror movies based solely on their intros.

Anyway here’s what I watched:

  1. House by the Cemetary
  2. Carrie
  3. Jacob’s Ladder
  4. Scanners
  5. Friday the 13th: Part 2
  6. Videodrome
  7. TerrorVision
  8. X
  9. Messiah of Evil
  10. A Cat In The Brain
  11. The Amityville Horror
  12. Amityville 2: The Possession
  13. Beetlejuice
  14. Misery
  15. The Mutilator
  16. Pieces
  17. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
  19. Brainscan
  20. Creepshow
  21. Thir13en Ghosts
  22. Dead Silence
  23. Serial Mom
  24. Night of the Creeps
  25. Saint Maud
  26. Scream
  27. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  28. Slumber Party Massacre (2021)
  29. The Mummy
  30. Deep Red
  31. Night of the Comet