31 Days of Horror: 2018 Edition   6 comments

October’s here and it’s time to dust off your skulls.


“Jeez! It’s just morning breath!”

Every October, I assemble a list of horror films I plan to watch during the month. I look through my collection and find a bunch I haven’t seen yet, then I check out Shudder, Netflix, and Amazon Prime and come up with 31 new-to-me horror films. I write a little something, post the list here, and proceed to watch 31 entirely different films. Sometimes, an unplanned trip to the theatre throws off my plans in a good way. Other times, I join in a live-tweet of an old favorite. Mostly, I just change my mind. This year, I’ve decided to make a list of genres instead of specific films and just roll with it.

 

Giallo: I’ve watched a lot of gialli and poliziotesschi this year, so I plan to continue watching murder-obsessed Italians and ex-pat Americans murder each other in stylish and sexy ways.

 

Slasher: I still haven’t seen Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Midnight Meat Train, Maniac, or a couple of the Saw films, so…

 

Psychological: In the Mouth of Madness, Berberian Sound Studio, or The Strangers might be fun, but I’m not watching effing Funny Games again.

 

B-movie horror: There are still a few Corman, Wood, and Castle films I need to see.

 

Mystery killer flicks: Everyone’s dying! Whodunnit?

 

Serial killer/cult films: So scary ‘cause they’re true.

 

Found footage: I might have to break down and watch The Blair Witch Project. That’s harsh. It’s just slipped through the cracks. I haven’t seen REC either.

 

The Gerbils That Ate Manhattan: Razorback and Of Unknown Origin spring to mind here.

 

Demonic possession: You know, Satan.

 

Horror comedy: I still haven’t seen Scream.

 

 

Old fashioned horror and vampires and werewolves: You can’t beat the classics! Hammer, Amicus, and Universal are all favorites and I haven’t seen them all.

 

Anyway, I’ll be watching and tweeting about my picks throughout the month and writing about some of them here and on Letterboxd. I’ll post a final list of all the goodies I watch after the month is over.

 

Look for the #31DaysofHorror on Twitter to see what I’m up to and I’ll check out what you’re watching too.

 


boo.

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Posted October 2, 2018 by Kerry Fristoe in 31 Days of Horror

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  1. I love the whole Rec series, especially the fourth one. Monkies! I will definitely be following the hashish. 🙂

    biggerthanalasagna
  2. Good call on never watching Funny Games again. I made that mistake on doing a rewatch…..whyyyyyyyyy?????

  3. Haneke said that he wanted to make a film completely deglamorising violence so the audience wouldn’t accept it as entertainment like they do on so many other films. I take his point, and yet, the cruelty offered by his antagonists seems pointless. Maybe once again,that’s the point, but I think that Haneke is having a horse in each race. He wants the audience to pay for a ticket to the show while attacking them for wanting catharsis he’s not going to provide. I feel the same anger you do for this film, Kerry.

    • I agree, Maurice. He can claim the high ground while offering up a violent film. It’s not a stance I admire much. I also watch a good deal of violent films and don’t think they’re destroying the moral fiber of the world.

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