Halloween is right around the corner and I have no plans. That's right, no parties, no gatherings, no drunken night of debauchery, and I do not plan on answering the door either. So what is little ol' me to do on the long, creepy, dark Halloween day? Well, barring any potential plan changes, I have decided that I am going to watch horror movies all day long and into the night.
Sounds like a good idea, right?
Yes, yes it does sound like a good idea. Now comes the tricky part. What do I watch? I can't just reach for the shelf and grab the first thing I come across. No, that would be too easy and probably be a little boring. What if I stumble across the Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th shelves? Yes, I do like them and they are worth watching, but that is a lot of movies that would probably suck up the entire day. I am going to have to give this a little thought.
There are a few factors I am going to need to consider in choosing the films that will comprise my marathon. The first rule is that any movie I choose I have to own. This shouldn't be too hard as I have a pretty good sized collection. Why do I have to already own it? Easy, because I do not want to have to run around to rent or buy it anywhere. Using my own collection makes things a little easier. Next, I want to make sure to mix things up a little bit. I do not want to spend all day in slasherville, or Asian ghost-o-rama, or even in the realm of classic Universal monsters. The horror genre is rich in variety, so why not take advantage of it?
As I continue writing this, I a not quite sure how my final play list will come together or if I will be able to get through all of my choices in a day. Still, it will certainly be fun to try. I have never attempted anything like this before and I am not sure I will again. For the moment, let us just enjoy it.
And now for the good part. Let's take a look at a few contenders for my Halloween Horror Movie Marathon.