πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 29 & 30 πŸŽƒ

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

This has been a lot fun and I’m a little sad to see it come to an end. I intend to blog more about movies in the future because they really are a form of storytelling that I enjoy.

Day 29 – Your least favorite horror film of all time

I suppose there are horror movies out there that I quit part-way through that might qualify as less favored, but as a movie I watched entirely, I have only ambivalence for Friday the 13th (1980). Maybe it’s the setting (I never went to camp), maybe it’s that it compares poorly in concept and production (imo) to the movies that came before and after it. I probably didn’t watch it until 20 years after its release; by that time, everything aboutΒ Friday the 13th had become a horror movie cliche. Still, that could be said for Halloween (1978) or Romero’s zombie movies, but I like those well enough. This probably bears some investigation on my part…

Day 30 – Your favorite horror film of all time

I didn’t start really watching horror movies until the 2000s when the internet allowed easier access to them. But even so, I was a late-comer to Candyman (1992). I had chalked it up as another slasher flick. I was surprised at how much story there is and how meta it is. All movie monsters seem to have some sort of mythology surrounding them, but Candyman might be the only one reliant on the mythology being known. I like that concept. And again, this movie has such a strong setting. Give me a fly over shot of Chicago set to Philip Glass’s music box music and I’m hooked. (Pun wasn’t intended…)

2 thoughts on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 29 & 30 πŸŽƒ

  1. Leah

    I just re-watched Candyman last week — still holds up some 20 years later. Being a huge fan of urban legends and folklore in general, I love when a movie, especially a horror movie, retells them or uses them as inspiration to create their story.

    P.S. I have next year’s challenge in the works with a slight variation and new daily prompts. I hope you’ll join me again next October. πŸ€“

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