Tuesday, September 29, 2015

October 2015, In Which I Stop Being A Bad Horror Fan


So, I probably should have told people that I was going to be too busy to get anything new on here for about a month.  My day job had my attention held hostage for a few weeks, and by the time I got home each day I pretty much only had the brain power to get thoughts out in 140 characters or less.  If only someone would invent an outlet for me to express myself in such a way.

Luckily for me things have settled down at work just in time for October, also known as Halloween Season, also also known as Super Bowl for horror geeks.  I've been thinking about a way to start working my writing muscles again, and a Twitter conversation with a few of the Horror Honeys the other day got me thinking about my horror "blind spots," or horror movies/genres that I really should have seen by now, but for whatever reason just never got around to for a variety of reasons.

Well it's time to stop putting this off.  All this month I'll be doing away with some lingering blind spots, and I'll post my thoughts on each one as I get through them.  Take a gander at my viewing list for the month.


October 4-10--Asian Horror Week
I've seen very little Asian horror, so whenever anyone starts discussing it I feel left out, and no one puts Baby in a corner, dammit.  I'm finally going to get acquainted with a few of the basics of the genre by checking out the following:
  • Battle Royale (2000)
  • Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)
  • Kairo (2001)
October 11-17--Vincent Price Week
I love Vincent Price.  How can you not love a guy who has such a prolific horror career AND has written his own cookbook?  But I realized lately that I've only seen a few of his movies, and since a lot of them are on Netflix, I really have no excuse.  So during this week I'll be watching:
  • House of Wax (1953)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • The Fly (1958)
October 25-31--How Dare I Call Myself a Horror Fan Week
First, you'll probably notice that there's a week missing here.  Well, during that particular week I'm going on vacation, including a road trip from Vegas to Houston, and I'd be bullshitting both you and myself to say that I'm getting any writing done that week.  Therefore, when I come back I'll be doing a super-sized week of those movies that somehow, over the course of three decades of horror fandom, I've just never gotten around to seeing.  Fair warning, there's some pretty glaring oversights in this list.  I'll be wrapping everything up with:
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Psycho (1960)
I hope you follow along as I get caught up while I right some horror wrongs in my life.  Check back to the site regularly for updated posts, and I'm sure I'll be live Tweeting at least a few of these so feel free to join if you're so inclined.  And, to make me feel better, please tweet me your #horrorblindspot so that I know I'm not the only bad horror fan out there.  

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