When the scent of fallen leaves arrives on autumn-chilled gusts, I know that Halloweentime is just around the corner. It's the absolute best time of the year with my favorite holiday anchored right in the middle. But, I'm not content with a mere single night of horror. That just doesn't seem like enough time to confront and laugh away the demons that haunt this troubled world. As such, I've decided to expand Halloween into a six-week feast of horror movies, apple cider, candy and pumpkin carving, all leading up to the big day at the end of October.
Here, you'll find my ramblings about the horror movies and TV episodes I watch during my 42-day celebration. Feel free to drop a comment or two if the desire strikes. I'm always up for some good horror movie recommendations.
My watchin' plans for this year include all eight of this year's Horrorfest movies (seeing's how I finally got caught up with them last year), catching up with the entire Saw series (the idea of Saw 3D seems so ridiculously cheezy, I feel like I shouldn't miss it in the theater) and getting through as many Argento films as possible (I've long been embarrassed to admit I've not seen most of his work). Martyrs and The Human Centipede are definitely on this year's docket as well. So, too, are [REC] and Survival of the Dead. And, I must watch Trick 'r Treat again; I have a feeling it's going to become a yearly tradition.
Finally, as I've done for the past 12 years now, I will close out the six weeks by watching John Carpenter's Halloween on Halloween night. Battling inevitable sleep in the wee hours of November 1st as I watch Sam Loomis chase Michael Myers is my favorite way to cap off the season.
Six Weeks of Halloween VIII is a go!