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 watchingContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 30]: The Honorable Mentions”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 16]: My View of Woods and Cabins is Extremely Tainted

The sequence of modern horrors that I’ve shared over the course of this week is on purpose. They’re meant to be in direct contrast, yet symbiosis, with the pantheon of monsters that gave way for these tall tales to be celebrated. Today’s film, “Cabin in the Woods,” which like “It Follows” would make the topContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 16]: My View of Woods and Cabins is Extremely Tainted”

31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 14]: What Big Teeth You Have

Day 14 (which I oddly felt obligated to equate to Valentine’s Day despite there being absolutely no reason why beyond it being Oct. 14) presents a film with an emphasis on sex and sexuality. The film tomorrow does the same. Both films are also some of the most modern additions to the horror canon. Arguably,Continue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watching [DAY 14]: What Big Teeth You Have”

31 Days of Wicked Watch [DAY 6]: Origins are the Best Medicine

One of the films that started it all comes from one of the greatest film minds of all-time: Alfred Hitchcock. “Psycho” starring Janet Leigh (“Halloween’s” Jamie Lee Curtis’s mother) is one of the most brutally effective visual stories in my film library, and it is one that, despite the black-and-white film that so many areContinue reading “31 Days of Wicked Watch [DAY 6]: Origins are the Best Medicine”