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This is Halloween 2018

September 29, 2018

As summer ends, the shadows begin to creep again as darkness gains power. A chill wind starts to blow through the streets and people start to think about jackets in a futile attempt to battle the cold. Yes, winter is coming but before it can a different sort of cold is coming. This has nothing to do with temperature but everything to do with spirits and impending doom. The leaves are the first to fall and then the insects start to disappear. We start to stay inside a little more. The time is just right for frights.

On Monday, October starts and here on this blog that means the start of Halloween. In my life, I embrace Halloween year round but I truly celebrate it during the entire month of October. That means the blog gets very Halloween-centric in two days. As of this writing I am still working out a proper schedule based on availability and my own desires but so far the schedule is working out like last year. I was a little concerned about doing so much but it feels so effortless as I get more and more excited.

There will be 13 movie reviews going up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  These movie reviews are mostly spoiler free and are as much about my thoughts and experiences as they are about the actual movies. So far, I am reviewing movies that I genuinely enjoyed so I do not want to spoil them for you.

On Thursdays, I will be doing my regular Media Update feature but all of the movies or shows I am reviewing will be Halloween-themed somehow. As usual, these will be extremely non-spoilery and are just my first impressions on whether or not I would recommend them. Each Thursday, I will also post the schedule for the next week so you know what to expect each day.

On Saturdays, I will be continuing my fan fiction/alternate universe story series Aftershocks. This third installment will be titled Playthings which may give you some indication as to this chapter’s villains and references. The series is built on me often not mentioning characters names especially not trademarks because I find that fun to do. Granted, I feel like the references are easy to guess except maybe the villain of Chapter 1 and a cameo in Chapter 3.

On Halloween itself, I will be reviewing two movies that have some sort of connection with each other.

Halloween is important to me and this is a challenge I dreamed up and have let evolve over the years. I have gotten better at movie selection and overall production so I am excited to see what this year brings.

The first week’s schedule is as follows:

Monday October 1 – The Final Girls (2015)

Wednesday October 3 – The Neon Demon (2016)

Thursday October 4 – Media Update on Stephen King stuff

Friday October 5 – The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Saturday October 6 – Aftershocks: Playthings Pt. 1

It’s Still September!

September 26, 2016

halloween-2016
You know what time of year it is but I’ll tell you anyway. I cannot hold off this announcement any longer. Believe me, I tried. For the last two years, I have filled the month of October with Halloween related stuff. For me, Halloween lasts at least 31 days and I celebrate it more vigorously than Christmas. Last year I kicked Halloween on the blog into a new gear and I intend to continue that tradition for the foreseeable future.

 
From the mind of Tobe Hooper.

The main tradition that I am continuing is that I will fill the month with reviews of movies that are Halloween-y. A lot of the movies are horror movies but not all of them. I like all kinds of Halloween-adjacent genres so anything that is scary, supernatural, dark or silly has great potential for a good October movie review. Basically, I will be reviewing 13 movies throughout the month and then I will review three movies on Halloween itself. The schedule has been set and you will be getting a review every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of October. The selection has not been fully set in stone yet but I can definitely tell you that we begin on October 1 with Invaders from Mars. The selection for Halloween is definitely bloodthirsty.

 
Look at his eyes, Snipes knows this movie blows.

The movie selection largely relies on accessibility as I do not want to buy dozens of horror movies just to narrow it down to the sixteen. Some movies are hardly deserving of watching let alone reviewing. For example, I like watching horrible supernatural movies but they have to be the right kind of horrible. This is something I figured out last year. I thought it would awesome to watch Gallowwalkers, the Wesley Snipes zombie western movie. I had never heard of it and I thought that watching anything made while Snipes was in a financial panic would be a riot. It was so boring. On the other hand, anything by Charles Band is totally rotten but absolutely hilarious.

 
This game takes forever but it is really fun and actually inspired me.

I have been working on a horror story that will exclusively be published on the blog during the month of October. I do not want to spoil too much but it is based on my recent forays into Lovecraftian fiction and especially playing the board game Eldritch Horror. I have been playing with the story structure and I really like what I have written so far. I like pushing myself to try new things and I like writing in the horror genre although it is difficult. I really love writing and these stories often just flow from me like a river sometimes. Last October also saw the birth of Fanfictober and I may still write some fan fiction but it has not been written yet.

October Schedule (So Far):

Monday: Movie Review
Tuesday: Lovecraftian Story
Wednesday: Movie Review
Thursday: Media Update
Friday: Movie Review
Saturday: Wild Card?
Sunday: Nothing. I need a day off.

In closing, you will get one more non-Halloween Media Update on Thursday and then Halloween begins on Saturday. So let us end these opening ceremonies with some style and a song that has haunted my phone for a while now.


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