I am Brian, and I watch a horror movie a day. Not because I am obsessive compulsive (well, I am, but that’s not why I do this, at least as far as you know), but because, well, why not? There are certainly worse things one could do every day. Like watch Law & Order, or smoke, or go to work.
But really, the reason is simple: I love horror movies. I have since I was a kid. My mom rented Texas Chain Saw Massacre for me when I was 6 years old. By my tenth birthday I had seen the entire Chainsaw series, plus all of the Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm St, and Shocker movies (Yes, I know there was only one Shocker, but that’s the world’s problem, not mine). There is nothing else I liked when I was six that I still like now. Behold the power of gore, bad acting, and musical stings!!!
No one gets more passionate about a film genre than a horror fan. Who debates westerns? Where are the RomCom Cons? They don’t exist. But Horror cons are common, and why? Fans like talking the films. A real horror fan can talk about a film for hours on end, even if he didn’t like it. And to me, talking about the movie is just as fun, if not more so, than watching it.
But I can’t talk about it if I haven’t seen it.
Sometimes I would look at my DVDs and realize it had been weeks since I watched one. My Netflix discs, some of which shipped months before, would still be sealed. I had to remedy that.
So I decided, come hell or high water, from that day forward, I would watch a horror movie a day. More specifically, one I couldn’t discuss with another fan in any reasonable fashion, either because I had not seen it, or it had been so long since I had that I could no longer recall much about it. They wouldn’t all be classics. They wouldn’t all be obscure Italian movies. They certainly wouldn’t all be good. But they’d all be horror, and that was my only prerequisite.
This blog will be updated every day with my comments on whatever movie I chose that day. Ideally, folks who have seen it will add their own thoughts. As I do not always write full blown reviews, I’d like it to be the blog equivalent of discussing a movie with your friends after watching it. If you just saw a movie with your friend, you don’t turn to him and offer a plot synopsis. He’d think you were an idiot, or think you thought HE was an idiot and needed the plot recapped for him. Either way someone would be rightfully punched in the groin. No, after you see a movie with your friend, you’re more likely to turn to him and randomly shout out a quote, or poke fun at one of the performances, or whatever. That’s what I’d like to achieve here. As a result, one should not read the thread unless they’ve seen the movie. I write everything assuming you have seen it, and thus spoilers will be included and not marked as such. I will also not offer much in the way of a plot synopsis. The title of the film is the title of the thread. If you haven’t seen it, you probably don’t want to open the thread until you have. What kind of person wants to know how The Wolf Man ends before they have seen it?