Horror Movie Month

Well, it’s very nearly October, which means Halloween isn’t far away: that time of year everyone goes a little bit crazy for horror films. In celebration of Halloween, I’ve decided to do something a little bit different (for me, anyway) and dedicate the entire month of October to the genre of horror. I’m sure plenty of other blogs are doing the exact same thing, but as I don’t watch a huge amount of horror films, it will give me the opportunity to immerse myself in them a little more and will also change things up a little on the blog. All of my usual features will appear, but I’ll look to give them a bit more of a horror focus.

The reason I don’t watch much horror is because, plain and simple, I get scared by it. I know that’s the whole point, but I have a very active imagination and get myself far too tense, especially when I know something is going to scare the crap out of me at any moment. This is particularly the case with supernatural horror. I can cope with slasher films as blood and guts rarely put me off, but anything involving ghosts and the paranormal really gets in my head. Still, I’m going to try and put my wimpish nature to one side for a month and find a love for the genre as I know there are so many good films out there I’m missing out on.

I already have a few horror-related posts in my archive, so I’ve dug those out below if anyone would like to have a read…

Calling all horror fans

I’d also like to give my fellow bloggers the chance to contribute to Horror Movie Month. There is so much out there that I’ll never even be able to scratch the surface over the course of a month, but with some help I might be able to cover a bit more ground (excuse the multiple metaphors). I’m open to absolutely any contributions, just as long as it’s horror related. It can even be something you’ve already written and I can give it some fresh airtime. If you’d like to get something featured on the site, just email me at chris1039@hotmail.com either with details of your post or with it already attached.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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18 thoughts on “Horror Movie Month

  1. keith7198 says:

    Yes! Horror month! I’m doing something similiar. I’ll be happy to toss something over to contribute.

  2. Looking forward to seeing what films find their way into your Horror Movie Month, Chris. I do much the same thing with horror movies and October (in fact, I’m working on my announcement post for Monday right now).

    It’s funny you say the reason you normally avoid horror is because it scares you too easily… I avoid it for the opposite reason; I haven’t been given nightmares by a movie since I was around 7.

    • I have an incredibly over active imagination and I find myself getting incredibly tense, particularly if it’s supernatural horror. I’m a right wuss! Ha! Hopefully I can overcome some of that this month.

      Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got coming up also. October’s going to be a veritable feast of horror!

  3. Awesome! I’m doing my top horror film list soon. I’ll definitely share it with you.

  4. Mark Walker says:

    I’ve got a few kickIng around Chris. I’d be happy to send them your way.

  5. That’s interesting: I’m rarely affected by paranormal or zombie movies, since I figure, you know, they can’t actually happen. But serial killer horror films are the toughest to watch, since it’s possible. But anyway, I’d love to send a review your way. Would ‘Audition’ do? 🙂

    • ‘Audition’ would be lovely! Thank you very much 🙂

      I guess the thing that gets me is that I know that serial killers, etc, can exist so it’s easy to get my head around whereas supernatural stuff is harder to explain and rationalise, which my brain doesn’t like! I like things that make sense! 🙂

  6. Brian says:

    I love that we’re not the only site that does this. We’re doing 31 reviews starting Monday and you’re welcome to reblog any from this year or what we did last year. Or I can whip up some original Haiku Reviews for you:
    A Nightmare on Elm Street:
    Freddy Kreuger burns
    Kills off some annoying kids
    Don’t see the big deal

    • 31 reviews is pretty epic, fair play to you! I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve got coming up! Mine’s not going to be quite that jam packed full of content unfortunately.

      If you wouldn’t mind writing a few haiku reviews then that would be great, I think they’re fantastic, and think it would be pretty cool to feature some. Thanks Brian!

      • Brian says:

        Thanks I’m glad you like the haikus, best part is they take about 2 minutes.

        31 reviews is a lot of work, fortunately I have a writing partner so I only have to cover 15, but still tough to do since we both have young kids.”I can’t play with you now, sweetie, daddy has to watch Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers.”

      • Haha, that does sound tough! Still, we must suffer for our art 😉

  7. Cool. I’ll look forward to your horror posts.

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