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…
- How does The Woman in Black stack up against the source material?
- Film Review: The Cabin in the Woods
- Quickie: Zombieland
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 firstname.lastname@example.org either with details of your post or with it already attached.
Happy Halloween everyone!