"Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in October, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of this month."Well, here we are again: October!
--The Amazing Criswell (Probably)
The turning leaves, the smell of smoke on the air, windfall apples and salmon-colored sunsets--I want very badly to diffuse that list with a punchline, but I can't. I love this time of year. The days are shorter, and the nights are cooler and darker.
For the last couple of years, I've spent October watching a different horror film every night, and writing it up on this Livejournal. It's a daunting undertaking; I'm a busy guy, and I'm busier this year than I have been previously. Still, I've got quite a few movies on my "to-see" list, and this gives me a good excuse to burn through them while I'm avoiding actual responsibility.
Once again, we'll see how things go. I have obligations on EVERY weeknight this year, and it's gonna be tough to work in a movie every day. I might have to take in a Halloween special on my lunchbreak, or watch one o' them Halloweeny Warner Bros. or Disney cartoons on the nights that I don't have much time. One way or another, though, I intend to get through this month with 31 scary movies under my belt, as I have for the last two years. A lot of them will be a chore to get through, and some of them might not make a very good read, but by God, I'm committed. Here goes.
October 1: John Carpenter's Vampires
October 2: Troll Hunter
October 3: The People Under the Stairs
October 4: Zombie Lake
October 5: Ghoulies
October 6: Night of the Cobra Woman
October 7: Planet of the Vampires
October 8: Village of the Damned
October 9: Event Horizon
October 10: Mad Monster Party?
October 11: The Serpent and the Rainbow
October 12: Phantasm
October 13: The Frighteners
October 14: Attack of the Crab Monsters
October 15: Oasis of the Zombies
October 16: Slither
October 17: Children of the Corn
October 18: Pumpkinhead
October 19: House II: The Second Story
October 20: Crucible of Horror
October 21: Angry Red Planet
October 22: Night of the Creeps
October 23: Dawn of the Dead
October 24: Not of This Earth
October 25: A Serbian Film
October 26: The Witchfinder General
October 27: H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon
October 28: Carrie
October 29: Mr. Boogedy / Bride of Boogedy
October 30: The House on Haunted Hill
October 31: Die Farbe (The Colour Out of Space)