Here at Bloody Good Horror we spend much of our time talking about good movies and bad movies alike, picking apart the things that place titles in either category. In horror specifically, there is a beautiful gradient comprised of everything from "so bad it's good" to "just plain bad." For many movies in this grey area, the viewing experience itself - who you watch it with and how - can be as important as the movie itself. In that tradition, every first Thursday of the month we'll fondly recall one of those kinds of movies that seem made for the loud and alcohol-fueled viewing party, and give you the framework to host a screening of your very own, complete with imbibing instructions!
Note: BGH reminds you to respect the mimimum age requirement for drinking in whatever god forsaken hellhole you live in.
Spooky movies have been the setting for many a first date (both good and bad) for many a generation. According to an article on Psychology Today,
"A common piece of dating advice for young men years ago was to take their date to a scary movie. The tip was based on the idea that when their date got frightened, they would curl in for "protection"; thus, reinforcing a bond between the two (this is the G-Rated version of the rationale). Though the advice is certainly dated, there is some truth to it — applying to both people on the date. Given that being frightened releases a biochemical flood that can yield a pleasurable outcome, we often misattribute this arousal (i.e. the pleasurable outcomes of fear) to the individual with whom we’re spending that time; that is, the two people on the date like each other more now because of the pleasurable feeling experienced during their time together at the cinema — not necessarily because of each other’s company, but because of the outcomes of fear."
So, this year for Valentine's Day, grab your sweetie and your beverage of choice and join us for #TweetwithBGH as we watch the 2001 slasher flick, Valentine.
1. Drink for all the capitalist trappings of the holiday (roses, chocolate, etc.)
2. Swill each time you're reminded how regrettable fashion could be in 2001.
3. Imbibe for all of the "retro" jams you hear.
4. A toast to each starlet we lose.
5. Sip for every jump scare that turns out to be nothing.