Daily Archives: October 22, 2019

📽 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 21 & 22 🎃

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

Day 21 – Your favorite medical horror film

I believe Dead Ringers (1988) was the first David Cronenberg movie I ever watched and the first time I’d ever seen Jeremy Irons in a film. It was the trailer that hooked me, which is actually a rarity for me. In the early days of my movie watching, my “To Be Watched” list was formed by the magazines I read. Today, it’s mostly through the podcasts I listen to (though happily this event has been adding many titles to that list). I watched the trailer and said, “Woah, who it that?”, followed by “What the heck is with those surgical instruments?” I hadn’t, at that point, really been exposed to a movie that took the real world and skewed it slightly.

Day 22 – Your favorite horror themed TV show

I almost went with any half season of American Horror Story… But the meager two seasons of Carnivále (2003-2005) is one of my favorite television series ever. About the only way this show could be more me is if it involved vaudevillian magicians traveling through the dust bowl. Sadly, though, HBO cancelled the show before it’s third season conclusion. I imagine these days, it would be picked up by the likes of Netflix or Amazon. It is dense and arcane, sort of like a historical version of Twin Peaks, which means it didn’t find wide viewership. The show *looks* great, which I assume was a problem budget versus ratings.