Six Weeks of Halloween 2009
Halloweentime is my favorite part of the year. I like it so damned much, I celebrate the season for a full six weeks. It'll be nothing but horror movies, bite-sized candy, apple cider and pumpkin mutilation for me during the next forty-two days. Some of things on the seventh annual 6WH schedule:
I'm going to try to watch at least one horror movie per day this year. I've got around one hundred horror movies front-loaded in the old Netflix queue, giving me plenty to choose from. The long-awaited Trick 'r Treat is on its way from Amazon soon. Friends have suggested watching everything from The People Under the Stairs to Martyrs to Deadgirl. I'm also going to start watching the Horrorfest movies again, despite 2006's crop being a massive disappointment.
Peppered in with the films will be episodes from horror TV shows. We're up to season five of Tales from the Crypt this year. There's a particular Amazing Stories episode I need to watch with the pregnant Mrs. K. We'll probably end up watching more Masters of Horror and The Munsters. New for this year will be Fear Itself, Tales from the Darkside and The Real Ghostbusters (I've been saving the fondly-remembered Halloween episodes for nearly a year now). As always, bits from The Simpsons Halloween episodes will show up every weekend.
Video games will be a part of this year's celebrating. I plan to re-play Eternal Darkness (to me, second only to Silent Hill 2 in the survival horror realm) and play for the first time Resident Evil 4. I think I shall also attempt to finally beat Dracula in the original Castlevania. Save states should make this a snap, right? Right?
I'm also looking forward to picking out a costume for my daughter, making a visit or two to the local cider mill, watching the leaves change color, feeling the cool breeze of autumn on my cheek... Halloween 2009's gonna be great!