1. WHO ARE YOU?
I dunno, some guy. I love horror movies. Who cares? I will say I am kind of a wiseass and I have an odd sense of humor. I also tend to go off on tangents, and tangents on tangents. When you read these things, just imagine a guy at a bar next to you who’s had a few too many and doesn’t realize you’re not interested. But if you must know, my name is Brian, and I work as an editor of sorts out in Los Angeles
2. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
OK I know I am harsh on some films. But it’s just my honest opinion. I am no horror authority (if such a thing exists), nor have I ever taken any writing/journalism classes, so you shouldn’t even be taking me seriously anyway. I did however attend film school and thus I DO know how hard it is to make a film (and being lazy, it’s why I no longer do so). So while I may tear a film apart, I will refrain from insulting the filmmakers on a personal level (however, if the film shows a blatant lack of concern for anything but the desire to make a few bucks, all bets are off. See Drive Thru) . I liken it to when a friend of yours wears gets a bad tattoo, and you make fun of the tattoo, not him. Basically, “You’re ok, but that’s a really awful tattoo.” Same thing with a film. Sometimes a film just doesn’t work for whatever reason. Hell, the guy who made my favorite movie of all time (Halloween) also made one of the worst movies I have ever seen (Ghosts of Mars). At the end of the day, one thing everyone should remember is: EVERY movie, EVER made, is someone’s favorite movie. Yes, even Halloween: Resurrection. One guy’s opinion is simply that.
3. DO YOU REALLY WATCH A MOVIE EVERY DAY?
Yes! In fact, writing a review for each movie was something I came up with after about a month or so of daily movie watching. I don't just review a film a day, nor do I watch a few movies over the weekend and spread the reviews out over the week. Every day, at some point between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM, I at least start a horror movie (sometimes I have to go see a movie that starts at 11 PM, obviously it wont be done until after 12). No exceptions, no cheating!
4. ARE YOU GOING TO DO THIS FOREVER? WHAT IF YOU RUN OUT OF MOVIES?
Well, I doubt that's possible, what with a dozen hitting DVD every week. I think I'll stop when I need to watch Return to Horror High again. RtHH was the very first movie I watched for Horror Movie A Day, and I didn't write a review at the time. So when the day comes that I can't remember anything about it, I'll watch it, review it, and retire. I like coming full circle on things.
5. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HORROR FILMS?
Halloween is my favorite piece of entertainment. Not just horror movie, not even just movie, it’s my favorite THING. It’s the film that made me stop just liking movies and instead want to be a part of them. Others include, in no order, Dawn of the Dead, Shocker, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Thing (1982), My Bloody Valentine, and Halloween 4. Since I watch these movies quite often, I will add reviews for those over time, they will be referred to as "Non Canon Reviews", as I will still have to watch a new movie on those days.
6. WHY DON’T YOU ASSIGN A LETTER GRADE OR A X OUT OF 10 SCORE?
Two reasons. One, not all of these are ‘reviews’ per se, instead more of just a sort of rambling about a movie in general. And two, a film’s merit should be pretty obvious from the comments. If I spend 10 paragraphs explaining what a colossal waste of time it is to watch Dead & Breakfast, is it really necessary to give it a D- or a 2/10? Also, I would score both Halloween and Silent Night Deadly Night an A+ or 10/10, but for entirely different reasons. But someone might not realize that and assume I think they are equals. We can’t have that.
7. HEY I NEVER SAW THIS MOVIE, YOU JUST SPOILED THE ENDING!
Guess you should have read the intro first. Once again, these aren’t reviews, nor are they summaries of the films. The idea is to make an internet equivalent of the conversation that occurs directly after watching the movie, as you would do with your real life friends. In other words: You should watch the film before reading the post. However, for newer films (i.e. ones that are in theaters), I will try to avoid spoilers or at least warn about them.
8. WHY ARE SOME MOVIES' GENRE LISTED AS 'CRAP'?
Crap is reserved for a movie that has no redeeming value. Theyre not 'so bad it's good', theyre just... well, crap. And you won't gain anything from watching it. Some movies are bad, such as The Roost, but not crap, because there is some stuff in there that's definitely worth your time.
9. WHY DO YOU HATE HALLOWEEN RESURRECTION SO MUCH?
Have you SEEN it?? Christ.
1. WHO ARE YOU?