Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Next Ten Days

For the last few years, I've reviewed a bunch of horror movies in October. I like horror movies; war movies, science fiction, and horror movies are very much my comfort zone, although I've moved away from the war movies I grew up on over the last couple of decades. A lot of the reason for this blog initially was to move me out of my comfort zone with what I watch and know. But horror movies are a love of mine. Since this blog initially was based on the 1001 Movies list, there wasn't a lot of room specifically for horror in the first few years.

The same was true when I switched to Oscar movies. It's not a genre that generates a lot of Oscar buzz in general. Since the focus of this blog was never on horror movies, they've been something that I've been touching on in the margins. But I still do love them and still watch a lot of them.

Anyway, in 2014, I ended October with a bunch of horror movies. In 2015 and 2016, I doubled the amount, posting twice a day to put up more and more horror movies while still keeping the main focus of the blog on Oscar films. But I still watch horror movies, and more and more, I've been reviewing (but not posting) those that I watch. This means I have a large backstock of reviews that I've never posted.

So, starting tomorrow, I will be posting a great deal of that back catalog of mine. Over the next ten days, I will be posting four times per day. There will still be an Oscar post on the two Mondays and the Friday in the next week and a half, but the other posts will all be horror movies, showing up at regular intervals through Halloween. While some of these will be movies I've watched this month, most will be movies I watched last year or early this year.

Anyway, expect new posts from me starting tomorrow at 1:00 and 7:00, both AM and PM CST until the month ends. Oscar posts will go up at 1:00 PM on the appropriate days.


  1. I've already watched Dracula's Daughter and The Son of Dracula, and I've got The Reptile, Dracula (1931), Freaks, The Mummy (1932) and The Bride of Frankenstein on the DVR to watch during the week before Halloween.

    I have specific movies saved for Halloween itself. I start watching mid-afternoon and start waiting for the trick-or-treaters. I pause the movies when they start ringing the bell.

    Lately I've been trying to watch "Eyes without a Face" every Halloween, and I also try to get one Val Lewton film. Last year it was Isle of the Dead, this year it's Bedlam, which I've only seen once. I also like to watch one of Ray Milland's genre films, and I found Frogs on YouTube!

    1. I've been DVRing quite a bit of TCM this month, although I probably won't get to any of them for the reviews this month.

      Have you seen TCM's Val Lewton documentary? It sounds like it would be right up your alley. I watched it a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it.