Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31 Days of Horror: Past Revisited Part 3

Here we conclude our retrospective of the first 5 years of 31 Days of Horror with last year's list, which was the hardest for me to do because of the job I had.
I was working a nightshift as a security guard at a swanky condominium(that was hoarding hot women, I swear). It was a good job(except that management sucked, no shock) and I was pretty much left alone all night. So because of this, most of last year's October movie watching happened in the middle of the night, which isn't easy come 4am.
This year I added a few things to my movie watching, one of which was a running kill count. This got a little confusing, like should I include death during dream sequences? I will be doing the Kill Count again this year.
I also tried having a theme day last year: Part 2uesday(I'm assuming this is self explanatory), which most people thought was pretty clever. I will be continuing that this year.
Let's dive in!
31 Days of Horror 5: 2012
-The Fog
-Final Destination 2
-Scream 2
-Scream 3
-The Boogens
-Don't Go In The House
Last year marked the farthest I traveled for 31 Days of Horror, as my friend Phil and I drove up to North Jersey for a 35mm screening of Don't Go In The House, with the star/killer of the film, Dan Grimaldi(Donny Kohler), doing a Q&A afterwards.
Crystal Plumage Films, who were the North Jersey version of Exhumed Films, hosted the show. I got to ask Dan a lot of good questions, and he signed my copy of Nightmare USA, which he had no idea what he was on the cover. He was pretty excited over this, and despite the book being scarce and expensive, he needed to locate a copy for himself. It was easily one of the best movie-going experiences I've had in a long time.
-Scream 4
-Taste the Blood of Dracula
I will squeeze in more Hammer Horror this year.
-Road Games
-Hatchet 2
-Friday the 13th Part 2
-Wake Wood
-Shadow of he Vampire
These last 2 was a fun double feature, which I'll try to replicate this year with Psycho and Hitchcock, back to back.
Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
-Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
-Texas Chainsaw Massacre(2003)
-Dead Heat
-The Uninvited
-An American Werewolf in London
-Saw II
-Saw III
Ah, SAW-fest. Tried to watch all 7 Saw films in one week, which I was not in the mood for. May continue this year.
-Phantasm 2
-Freddy's Nightmares: No More Mr. Nice Guy
-The Mist
-House 2: The 2nd Story
-Dead & Buried
Traditioooooon TRADITION

That's that. See you next time when we start 31 Days of Horror 666 MARK OF THE BEAST, BITCH(we'll miss you jesse pinkman)

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