halloween

While I've waxed on to great extent over the joy of horror movies this month, it's important to note that Halloween is not just about horror movies.  There's another important factor that is important to remember as we get close to the time of trick or treating...the tricks. 

“Unbearable, isn't it? The suffering of strangers, the agony of friends. There is a secret song at the center of the world, Joey, and its sound is like razors through flesh. “

It's October, as we all know.  A time for scares, a time for chills, and a time for pumpkin spice flavored everything.  I'd like to change things up for this, the thirteenth day of the "31 Days of Horror" and say that this month has something else in the air; love. Sure, I know you're looking at me funny right now, but it's true.  A love of horror movies and all things scary can be a solid backing for the start of a long lasting relationship.  It's not even the whole "she'll get scared and want to be held" stuff either.

The days grow shorter as the calendar ticks upwards, and we move further into October! We're only two days in to the 31 Days of Horror, but Casey's already starting to feel a little wormy. Does he have what it takes to make it the distance?

Casey's back to the blogging desk, ready to take on 31 Days of Horror for the month of October! Are you ready to see where the journey takes him?

It goes without saying that John Carpenter, the composer, writer, and director of some of the most well-known and well-received films in the horror and science-fiction genres, is a horror icon. There is dispute, however, on which films people would consider to be included in his classic or iconic canon. Though “Halloween” and “The Thing” are readily mentioned, with occasional nods to “They Live” and “The Fog” included by real fans, often the rest of his body of work is overlooked or discounted.

When a young filmmaker’s career is linked heavily to another filmmaker early in their career, it can sometimes be difficult to extricate themselves from the shadow of their partnership and make a recognizable name for themselves as separate creators. When the other filmmaker is John Carpenter, one of the most well-known directors in the horror genre, it makes the challenge all the more difficult.

It is often the case that the directors who have become synonymous with well-known films in the horror genre often had no interest or expectation to work in horror to begin with.

Since Halloween is on a Thursday night this year and we're all in that limbo of debating on partying it up on a week night or waiting to enjoy the weekend celebrations...you could always stay home in your costume and read.

5. Goodnight Goon, Michael Rex – 2008
Look, I know we’re pretending to be adults in our normal day-to-day lives, but who doesn’t appreciate a little nostalgia? Goodnight Goon is a monster parody of the well-known children’s book, Goodnight Moon. Yes, it is a picture book – but the illustrations were fun and worth checking out

In honor of Halloween we kick ass for the Lord.