πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 21 & 22 πŸŽƒ

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 CarnivΓ‘le (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 ofΒ Twin Peaks, which means it didn’t find wide viewership. The show *looks* great, which I assume was a problem budget versus ratings.

7 thoughts on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 21 & 22 πŸŽƒ

  1. Michelle Miller

    Whoa! I forgot about Dead Ringers. Great movie. I’ve always been a fan of Irons.

    I LOVED Carnivale, and was majorly pissed when they cancelled it. Always loved Nick Stahl (what happened to him anyway?) and I’m a huge fan of Clancy Brown (was thrilled to see him in Emergence this season). It was definitely very Twin Peak-ish, and visually stunning.

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  2. Leah

    Carnivale!! Add me to the list of those peeved at HBO for that cancellation. I still don’t understand why, it is so good, so much more story to explore. My daughter has a huge crush on Clancy Brown so she watched Carnivale for him, and she too doesn’t understand why it was cancelled. One of the great mysteries of life πŸ˜‰

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      1. Leah

        My daughter is 20 and she learned of him via video game Detroit. Then she started realizing the other voice acting he’d done (Mr Krabs surprised her the most) and then started watching his movies. I still haven’t gotten her all the way through Highlander 😁 but I’m hopeful. I mean, she has to finally understand why I’ve been saying “There can be only one!” at random moments throughout her life.

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