31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 30]: The Honorable Mentions

Tomorrow is reserved for John Carpenter’s “Halloween” and the icons of horror Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis–the original scream queen. Today is a rundown of films that deserve some attention, and will eventually get some attention from this blog, in the Halloween season.

For viewing context, I will be prepping for tomorrow by watching other iterations of “Halloween” today, including, especially, Blumhouse’s reboot to the series. Which, if you haven’t seen the newest trailers for “Halloween Kills,” which sadly isn’t coming out until Halloween 2021, then you need to get on that. I’ll also be giving a view to sequels of my favorite franchise: “Scream.”

But, as promised, here the honorable mentions to the 31 days of wicked watching:
– Midsommer
– Host
– Saw
– The Birds
– The Babadook
– Insidious
– The Conjuring
– A Quiet Place
– Rec
– American Werewolf in London
– The VVitch
– Heredity
– Gingersnaps
– Rosemary’s Baby
– The Others
– Carrie (the original)
– The Ring
– Suspiria (the original)
– Last House on the Left (the original)
– It (the remake)
– Nosferatu
– Don’t Breathe

Published by Patrick R. Johnson

Patrick is a Ph.D. student and graduate instructor in the SJMC. He comes from nearly a decade of teaching high school journalism and English, and an adjunct professor of journalism and media studies at Marquette University (where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees). He is a former Dow Jones Distinguished National Journalism Teacher of the Year. His research interests include the intersection of news literacy, journalism ethics, journalism studies, and professional boundary work. He also focuses his attention on issues of deviance within the media industry, particularly as it relates to issues of sex and issues resulting in paradigm repair. Patrick is also deeply passionate about teaching and the role of journalism schools in the professionalization of their students. He focuses a lot of his thinking on mass communication and journalism pedagogy and identifying ways for journalism courses to be both rewarding in content and enriching in skill. He currently teaches Journalistic Reporting and Writing in the SJMC and taught a number of courses at Marquette, including Media Ethics, Visual Communication, Magazine Design and Production, Digital Journalism 1-3, Strategic Communication Writing, and the Journalism Capstone course for the department. His work in curriculum, instruction, and educational leadership includes serving as the Journalism Education Association’s Mentor Program Chair, designing curriculum to accompany Pulitzer Prize winning content for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reviewing the Praxis national journalism certification exam, and developing a number of courses at the high school and collegiate levels. Patrick served as a 2021 Public Humanities Intern through the Obermann Center where he worked specifically with University Special Collections to develop public-facing exhibits and curriculum materials related to the Tom Brokaw Collection.

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