Now that it is officially November and all we have to look forward to for a while is dinners with family we are obligated to talk to once a year, annoyingly long lines anywhere you go and crappy weather I suppose the October Horror Challenge is over. The last day for me was mostly filled with helping out my little cousins get ready to trick or treat and then handing out candy. The smaller of the 2 boys is 6 years old and Dracula was on TV while we were getting stuff ready and he was mesmerized, seeing what he was for Halloween on screen almost exactly (he was a "classic vampire"). During the commercial breaks they showed ads for Creature From The Black Lagoon and Frankenstein. He immediately wanted to know all about them. Then Hammer's version of The Mummy came on and he was again stunned at what he was seeing. He couldn't get enough. I don't know if a horror head was born yesterday but there is no better time than October 31st for that to happen.
The movies I actually watched were Trick 'R Treat and Halloween. I'm sure you all know plenty about Halloween so I won't say too much about it other than it is my 2nd favorite movie and I love the shit out of it. Trick 'R Treat gets a little more attention every year after sitting on the shelf for far too long because the studio couldn't get it's collective head of it's ass and release it. It is a great anthology film with a few different stories intertwining together about the spirit and tradition of Halloween. Everything about this movie is wonderful and I hope you'll check it out if you haven't. It has become a tradition to watch it on the 30th or 31st.
Halloween - 10/10
Trick 'R Treat - 9.5/10
The Wrap Up:
This challenge was a big mixed bag. Some good, some bad. The movies and life in general. The movies helped me escape the endless drama though, and the nights I got to spend watching with friends were great. This is my third year doing this challenge along with DVDTalk and I'm ready for next year... well not really but I know I will be soon. Thanks to anyone that read the blog over the course of the month especially those that read it daily. And a big thanks to anyone that liked CT on Facebook. Hopefully some cool bigger stuff will be happening as I've been wanting to do for a while, in the near future. Now on to some fun stuff from the challenge...
Entries- 108 (100 feature films, 4 tv (120 minutes compiled), 1 short film (90 minutes compiled), 3 wild cards) (previous best was 107)
First Time Viewings (Feature Films) - 50 of 100 feature films = 50%
Average Rating /10 (Feature Films) - 6.76
Favorite 1st Time Viewings - [REC]2, Sledgehammer, The Deadly Spawn, Swamphead
Worst Movie - Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (you already knew that)
Biggest Surprise - Swamphead (I expected to like it, but not that much)
Biggest Disappointment - Halloween 6 producer's cut
Random Thought To Sum It Up - The whole Vomit Gore genre can go fuck itself and Kevin Smith can join them.
I for one really enjoyed the time you put into your reviews. Thanks for giving me fun horror related reading to look forward to!
Thanks for reading. I appreciate the follow on FB and the comments here.. its pretty rare I get both haha. I love to write up a few movies a month about horror and exploitation each month so hopefully you'll find some fun stuff to read. The full reviews (when I'm not putting in 100 a month haha) usually have more history and details in them so I feel like I'm giving something worth reading about.... uhhh yea, thanks again!
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