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πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 23 & 24 πŸŽƒ

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

Day 23 – Your favorite made-for-TV horror film

Psycho (1960) is a classic. It’s one of my favorite movies though it’s not on this list. It didn’t quite fit any category well enough for me. Largely forgotten, the sequels to the original aren’t too bad. Psycho II (1983) was obviously a cash grab instigated by the success of Friday the 13th and Jaws sequels. Psycho II, though, is pretty good. It has a nice twist. Psycho III (1986) is less good, but not exactly bad either. Anthony Perkins took up the directing reins and sort of made an art house version of a sequel. Originally shown on Showtime cable network, Psycho IV (1990) serves up a fairly mundane thriller, actually.Β  Why do I like it then? Just the fun of watching Anthony Perkins deliver a line like “Slowly.” Henry Thomas does a good job as young Norman, too, though is now over-shadowed by Freddie Highmore’s turn as young Norman in the TV series Bates Motel. All in all, the entire franchise is worth watching at least once.

Day 24 – Horror film in which you prefer the edited version over the director’s cut

I really tried to think of a movie that fits this category. Generally, I find director’s cuts better than theatrical cuts. But horror movies are glutted with “unrated” director’s cuts which are really just the theatrical cut plus a few extra seconds of gore here and there that were trimmed for an R-rating. And if it’s a movie that I’m watching the first time? *shrug* I’m sure my fellow bloggers will have some good choices, but for me? I got nothing.


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One thought on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 23 & 24 πŸŽƒ

  1. I’m a big fan of Psycho too. I enjoyed the sequels, and I too thought IV was pretty good. Henry Thomas did a nice job, and always a fan of Olivia Hussey, I thought she did a great turn as Norman’s crazy mother. And yes, Highmore was the best Norman since Perkins. I love him in The Good Doctor too, but I had to stop watching because medical dramas make me really paranoid and sad.

    I’m not doing the “director’s cut vs. edited version” post. I really don’t pay attention or seek out the director’s cut of any film. So, I’m changing day 24 category to something else (tomorrow’s post) and I’m doing the same for day 27, as I do not believe in guilty pleasures. πŸ™‚

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