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πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 5 & 6 πŸŽƒ

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

Day 05 – Your favorite monster movie

What’s the most dangerous monster of all? Man, of course. But a close second is every other chitinous, tentacled, or behemoth-sized creature that comes out of The Mist (2007). I think the best Stephen King stories are the shorter, simpler ones. The core of The Mist is several dozen people, trapped in a store, with monsters outside. We don’t need a huge explanation about how they got there. I wish the black and white cut of this movie was making the theatrical rounds; they’d easily sell me a ticket.

Day 06 – Your favorite vampire movie

Near Dark (1987) came out the same year as another of my favorite vampire movies, The Lost Boys. While also featuring an appealing young lead in Adrian Pasdar, it is the grittier dark cousin and it’s the differences that make me like it more. Instead of the crowded boardwalks of Santa Clara, it’s set in the desolate southwest. Instead of the Coreys, the rest of the cast is filled out by veterans of James Cameron’s Aliens (Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, and Lance Henricksen). It’s one of Kathryn Bigelow’s first films. She would become one of my favorite directors as well as an Oscar winner.


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6 thoughts on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 5 & 6 πŸŽƒ

  1. I’ve only watched The Mist once because the ending absolutely broke my heart. I was fairly new to motherhood so you can imagine why. I might be able to handle it all these years later, but not sure. I really enjoyed the television series they made of it, but unfortunately it was cancelled.

    Near Dark! A classic. Great, great movie. I did not know Bigelow directed it. This movie started my Adrian Pasdar crust. πŸ™‚

  2. “I think the best Stephen King stories are the shorter, simpler ones.”

    I couldn’t agree more! His doorstops, I mean, his novels πŸ˜‰ are good reading, especially his early classics, but his short stories terrify me WAY more. I can’t wait to watch the adaptation of The Ten O’Clock People, my favorite King short story.

    1. I love Stephen King and some of his longer novels are among my favorites. However, I also love his short stories and long short stories. I’m reading “Full Dark, No Stars” right now, currently in the middle of “1922.” So far, it’s almost exactly like the film on Netflix. Really good!

    2. Sorry to butt in here but YES to The Ten O’Clock People! It’s one of the creepiest things I’ve ever read and that’s saying something.

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