20 September 2009

Six Weeks of Halloween 2009

Six Weeks of Halloween 2009

Week 1  |   20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Week 2  |   27 28 29 30         

                        01 02 03
Week 3  |   04 05 06 07 08 09 10
Week 4  |   11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Week 5  |   18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Week 6  |   25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Movies Watched
Episodes Watched
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Autopsy (2008)
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
Book of Blood (2008)
Borderland (2007)
The Brøken (2008)
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
Bubba Ho-tep (2002)
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)
C.H.U.D. (1984)
Cloverfield (2008)
Crazy Eights (2006)
Dark Country (2009)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Deadgirl (2008)
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Dying Breed (2008)
Event Horizon (1997)
From Within (2008)
Frontier(s) (2007)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Grace (2009)
Halloween (1978)
Hatchet (2006)
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)
High Tension (2003)
Hostel (2005)
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Inside (2007)
Intercessor: Another Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare (2005)
Lake Dead (2007)
Let the Right One In (2008)
The Mist (2007)
Mulberry Street (2007)
Nightmare Man (2006)
Night of the Creeps (1986)
The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Perkins' 14 (2009)
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Session 9 (2001)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Silver Bullet (1985)
Slaughter (2009)
Slime City (1988)
The Stepfather (1987)
Tooth & Nail (2007)
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
Unearthed (2007)
Voices (2007)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Zombieland (2009)

Amazing Stories: "Mummy Daddy" (1985)
Fear Itself: "Community" (2008)
Fear Itself: "Eater" (2008)
Fear Itself: "Sacrifice" (2008)
Fear Itself: "Spooked" (2008)
The Real Ghostbusters: "When Halloween Was Forever" (1986)
The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XX" (2009)
Tales from the Crypt: "As Ye Sow" (1993)
Tales from the Crypt: "Death of Some Salesmen" (1993)
Tales from the Crypt: "Forever Ambregis" (1993)
Tales from the Darkside: "I'll Give You a Million" (1984)
Tales from the Darkside: "The New Man" (1984)
Tales from the Darkside: "Trick or Treat" (1983)
The Twilight Zone: "The Toys of Caliban" (1986)

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!

Box o' Decorations is Ready to Go!


  1. [comment copied from old blog]

    I was just thinking the other day when this was going to start. Always a good time!

    As for some of the recommanded films: Martyrs is rough but rewarding, Deadgirl starts out promising but ended up a bit of a dissapointment. Fear Itself got canceled just as it was getting good after a really lousy beginning, and what I've seen of the second Horrorfest crop was of the same general quality as the first.

    And, also, seriously, never seen "People Under the Stairs?" Classic.

    Sunday, September 20, 2009, 20:39:30

  2. [comment copied from old blog]

    Oh yeah, I've seen The People Under the Stairs -- just that one of my friends completely randomly mentioned that he wants to watch it this year. That and Raw Head Rex.

    I don't think the guys are too excited about Fear Itself. On paper, a network horror show sounds destined to suck. Looking forward to Stuart Gordon's ep, anyway.

    Monday, September 21, 2009, 00:42:03

  3. [comment copied from old blog]

    Also, as far as recent horror goes, I'd suggest "Murder Loves Killers Too" and "Sick Girl," two excellent indie flicks.

    Monday, September 21, 2009, 01:47:20