As Summer ends, fall begins, and what does that culminate in? Halloween, of course, and what better way to get into the spirit of this time of terror than with a few good old-fashioned scary movies? You already know my thoughts on John Carpenter's Halloween (and if you don't, you need look no further than the extended rant I posted for Wendell's Against the Crowd Blogathon), but I know plenty of good horror movies that would be appropriate for this time of year.
Up until October 31st, whenever I have the time, I will recommend a different horror film to help get into the spirit of Halloween. Some of them you may be familiar with, some you may never have heard of, but all are going to be great and genuinely scary films. That I can promise you, and if you decide to watch one of these films and aren't so much as unnerved, you can have your non-existent money back.
Each of the films I intend to recommend will be terrifying tales of terror. You won't see any cheesy horror films, no horror films that fail to be scary on such a level that they become hilarious (so I won't be doing Birdemic or Sharknado). I will only be doing horror films that are actually scary, so you should be warned beforehand that none of the movies I will write about for this feature are for the faint of heart.
A lot of the films I'm planning to choose will also be lesser-known horror movies. They won't all be completely obscure. Some are low-budget independent movies you may never have heard of, while others are underrated mainstream classics that, while often recognized as great movies, hardly have the reputation of Halloween or The Exorcist.
I will be your guide as we explore the world of amazing underrated horror. Join me as we experience a variety of chilling tales of terror. We will see horrors of all kinds, ranging from the supernatural to the mundane, from beyond the stars to your own house. These tales will terrify you and get us all right and ready into the spirit of our favorite horror-themed holiday.
Incidentally, if you want to go a few steps ahead and look at literature, I'd recommend reading some of the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft. The Cask of Amontillado by Poe is one that is guaranteed to give you a chill or a thousand. Also The Thing on the Doorstep and The Shadow Over Innsmouth by Lovecraft will have you cringing by the end. Very good reads that will definitely help.
While this is not a blogathon in the strictest sense, I am open to hearing what others have to say. If you get a chance to see any of the films I recommend, do come by and post your thoughts in the comments section. If you would like to do your own Halloween Horror, that's also fine with me as long as you give credit. You are not required to take that route, but if you do I'd be happy to read them and maybe I'll even see some of your horror films if I have the time.
I cannot give you any specific figures regarding how often I will make posts for Halloween Horror. It really all depends on how my schedule works out with regards to my classes. I also do not intend to make this exclusively. I will still be posting other content, not to mention I have a special series of blogathon entries coming out at the start of October.