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πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge πŸŽƒ

Michelle of Castle Macabre and #SomethingWickedFall turned me on to this challenge/tag which originated at Dollar Bin Horror and is being hosted this year by Unleash the Flying Monkeys. I figure this is a perfect accompaniment to #RIPXIV‘s Peril on the Screen.

The list of prompts is here if you want to peek ahead. The rule is pick a horror movie for every prompt and don’t list any movie twice. I’m probably going to update every few days.

Day 01 – A horror film that no one would expect you to love, but you do

This is a hard question because I’m not sure what people expect of me. I’m not sure many people even know that I like horror movies. But if you do know that I like horror movies, you probably know that I don’t care for zombies. Therefore, it might be surprising that I love Night of the Living Dead (1968). I can’t deny George Romero is a heck of a filmmaker. Working on a micro-budget he created an iconic film that laid the groundwork for an entire genre. Duane Jones gives a performance as Ben that should have made him a star. (Available free on Tubi)

Day 02 – The horror film that you relate most to

“Relate” might be the wrong word. Instead I’ll reinterpret the prompt asΒ  “is most on-brand for you.” IfΒ  Guillermo del Toro were to have peeked directly into my brain, he probably couldn’t have come up with a horror movie more me thanΒ  Crimson Peak (2015). Dreamy, dilapidated old mansion? Check. Creepy ghosts who hold the clues to a murder mystery? Check. Juxtaposition of technology and the supernatural near the turn of the (19th) century? Check. I mean, half of those things showed up in my first novel, Lucinda at the Window, before I had even read or watched much in the gothic genre.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

17 thoughts on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge πŸŽƒ

  1. Great picks! Yes, Romero was truly visionary. I agree about Duane Jones. Wonder what ever happened to him?

    Crimson Peak is SO good! I remember going to see it when it was released and liking it. Then, when it came on the movie channels, I watched it again and was totally hooked. It’s one of those films I can watch multiple times and never get tired of it.

    Glad you’re joining in with us. Looking forward to seeing what you pick next. πŸ™‚

  2. I won’t lie that I’m not really into horror movies…well, at least, not the traditional slasher movies. If I do watch horror, it’s either in the comic horror vein like Shaun of the Dead or..I prefer the offbeat: examples, Let The Right One (the original Swedish version) and Get Out. I did like Pan’s Labyrinth. I’ll have to look for Crimson Peak.

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