Friday, November 1, 2013

31 Days of Horror: Year 6 - Recap

31 Days of Horror 2013 - The Month in Review

Number of Films Watched: 31(32 if we count Blue Velvet, which Jesse tried to convince me IS a horror film. It's not. 46 if we count the Exhumed Films Horror-thon). This is the first year that I watched one movie for all 31 days, even thought I would go several days without watching anything.

Best Movie: Curse of Chucky - This one took me by surprise. Maybe it's because I went in expecting nothing, but Curse ended up being awesome, and Chucky has never looked better. Don't listen to the haters, give this one a watch asap.

Worst Movie: My Soul To Take by a country mile. This movie really brought to light that Wes Craven really never was much of a dialogue guy and should always have a co-writer(like he had on Dream Warriors).

Biggest Kill Count: Nightmare City with 74 deaths. This one got so crazy that I had to start analyzing the violence: "Well that guy only took a baseball bat to the chest, thats not a deathblow."
The number may have been doubled if I counted the scabby-headed zombie deaths.

Smallest Kill Count: The Blair Witch Project with 3 probably deaths(none are on-screen but the trio are never seen again).

Beheadings, head crushings and head explosions? Evil Dead '82 has a decent beheading, as does Deadly Spawn when a poor girl's head gets bit off by the Alien. Wicked, Wicked also has a decapitation using a good old fashioned guillotine.
Evil Dead '13 has a great bathroom porcelain head crushing, As does Saw IV with a pair of 100 pound ice blocks.
The best one was also the most unexpected, with an awesome head explosion in Halloween 6, which probably is Michael Myers' best kill in the entire series.

Chainsaw Fights? Sadly, none. Came close a few times..

Pimp-mobiles? None. What the hell.

Exploding Children? Yes! Thank you, Demon Knight!

Viggo Mortensen? YES! Leatherface - Texas Chainsaw Massacre III took me by surprise with that one.

Good month, not great. Will have to change things up a bit next year.
Coming next is my thorough review of the 7th Annual Exhumed Films 24 Hour Horror-thon.