Over the last fifteen days, I have watched nothing but horror movies. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m currently in the middle of watching a 100% playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas on YouTube and a bunch of developmental psychology videos. The latter are for class, obviously, but some of them have been funny?
Anyway, I can’t say that I can’t watch horror without getting nightmares any longer, which I count as a major win. It was the main reason I steered clear of them for almost 37 years. What I can say is what fans of horror have been telling me all along: you can examine so many aspects of the human condition within in the sphere of horror that other genres won’t touch or can’t express as well as horror can.
In half a month, I’ve only taken two days off from #Horrorpalooza2020 – coincidentally both Mondays – due to exhaustion because, in case you didn’t know, working full-time, going to school, and living your life? Tough to do when you aren’t 18 and only need like 2 hours of sleep to function. It’s been a valiant fight, though, as you can see by some of my choices:
- Oct 1: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
- Oct 2: Vampire Hunter D (1985)
- Oct 3: The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016)
- Oct 4: Dawn of the Dead (1978)
- Oct 5: Day of the Dead (1985)
- Oct 7: Poltergeist (1982)
- Oct 8: Phantasm (1979)
- Oct 9: Bone Tomahawk (2015)
- Oct 10: The Evil Dead (1981)
- Oct 11: The Evil Dead 2 (1987)
- Oct 13: Blair Witch Project (1999)
- Oct 14: Mandy (2018)
Today I will be watching Color Out of Space (2019), mainly because I’m on a Nicolas Cage kick now (in addition to watching Mandy, I had The Rock, National Treasure, and Con Air in the background while I worked over the past couple of days), but other than already having my picks for Saturday (Paranormal Activity (2009) and The Haunting (1999)), I have no clear picks for what’s coming my way next week. Maybe some Hammer films? Some Japanese horror? The world is my creepy oyster.