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October 1st, 2011

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11:40 pm - 31 Days of Halloween
This October I'm doing something I've always wanted to do: I'm going to watch a horror movie every night, and write a little something about it here. More than anything, this is just an excuse to work my way through a lot of old movies on my to-see list. I haven't made a list or planned this out -- I just realized today that it's October first, and by God, I've always wanted to spend an October this way.

I have regular obligations on certain weeknights which may prevent me from watching a whole feature film, but I was also thinking about delving into some of the old Halloween specials that ran on TV when I was a kid, and there's a very special episode of the show Monsters that I'd like to revisit. Some nights (like tonight) I'll be fighting the clock the post an entry by midnight, and the quality of the criticism is going to vary, because I've Got Other Stuff to Do. Anyway, we'll see how this goes. I'd like to start up my podcast again, and get back into writing actual essays instead of microbloggery, and this will be good practice.

I plan to run more heavily toward classics than modern films, but I'm willing to entertain suggestions of any kind.

And now, without further ado:

October 1: The Old Dark House
October 2: Baron Blood
October 3: The Curse
October 4: The Comedy of Terrors
October 5: Witch's Night Out
October 6: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
October 7: Night of the Demon
October 8: The Screaming Skull
October 9: Hausu (House)
October 10: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
October 11: The Masque of the Red Death
October 12: The Space-Eaters (Monsters episode)
October 13: Night Tide
October 14: Trilogy of Terror
October 15: Vampyr
October 16: Parents
October 17: The Shuttered Room
October 18: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
October 19: Silent Snow, Secret Snow
October 20: Hunger
October 21: The Naked Witch
October 22: The Halloween Tree
October 23: The Stuff
October 24: Rough Magik
October 25: Re-Animator
October 26: Dark Night of the Scarecrow
October 27: Trick 'r Treat
October 28: Cry Baby Lane
October 29: The Last House on the Left
October 30: Dark Waters
October 31: Masters of Horror: The Black Cat

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Date:October 2nd, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
I think it's great that you are trying to get into writing again, I enjoy reading your work. Good luck.
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Date:October 3rd, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Thanks Becki! I'm excited too. Probably more than you are.
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Date:October 2nd, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
This is perhaps the single greatest idea I've ever heard coming from you, after a particular musical artist whom shall remain nameless. The idea of reading your reviews of movies leading up to Halloween is actually making me want to read more LJ.

It's stuff like that what makes you awesome.
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Date:October 3rd, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Thanks Nick! And I suck pretty badly for never mailing you that... thing. I'll get on that this week. Seriously.
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