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πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 3 & 4 πŸŽƒ

What’s this all about? See the first post.

Day 03 – Your favorite slasher

I know, I know… But Halloween (1978) is another horror film that is so iconic that it spawned an entire sub-genre and a franchise that is still going strong 40 years later. Like Night of the Living Dead, John Carpenter did a lot with a little. I’ve also always been impressed by Carpenter’s movie scores. While not sweeping or melodic, they are the perfect accompaniment to his films.

Day 04 – Your favorite werewolf film

American Werewolf in London (1981) is a great film. Rick Baker’s practical special effects are still a marvel. But my pick for favorite werewolf flick is a sentimental one. The action sequences in Wolf (1994) are…not good, but there are things I find endearing. The cast is great: Jack Nicholson only becomes more Jack Nicholson as the wolf takes over, James Spader is at his skeevy best, I’ll watch Michelle Pfeiffer in anything, and the supporting cast is full of familiar faces. But mostly I think I like Wolf because of its horrific setting…the publishing industry. πŸ˜‰ (Wolf is available on Sony Crackle.)