Sunday, November 7, 2010
Alas, I've got some ideas that could help you through these dark days that bridge the gap between All Hallow's Eve and the Curse of Black Friday. (More on that curse later this month....)
1) Make Your Choice - The first thing to determine when you hit November is whether a) you need a break from the ghoulishness of horror cinema after the constant bombardment that occurred around Halloween, or b) you're still craving more of that ghastly goodness. For the hardcore horror fan, the choice is usually easy, but there's no shame in taking a break and looking at what the rest of the world has to offer. This is especially important for the casual horror fan or the non-horror fan who jumped into the dark side of cinema for the Holiday. If you do need a break, you have several options. First of all - there are other movies out there in other genres, and you can watch those if you like. You may have ignored some good entertainment during October while you were focused in on Horror, and this is your chance to make up for lost time. Also, if you're a fan of genre and cult cinema, it might be a good idea to switch from horror to sci-fi and give that genre some love, since we don't have a cool holiday that brings it to society's eyes...yet.
(The worst option for cinema during this lull? Christmas movies, which are already all over the shelves at your local stores. Seriously - YOU CAN NOT WATCH CHRISTMAS MOVIES AT THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER. You just can't, it's wrong - unless it's Die Hard.)
Thankfully, you're reading this. And, if you're reading this, there's a good chance you can access the internet - which is a great place to find horror recommendations that don't suck! We did our own 31 days of horror here during October, but there are also hundreds upon hundreds of great horror blogs out there that have wicked suggestions for you. There's a ton of them listed in our list of links on the right side of the page, and I strongly recommend the 31 Days of Favorites posted over at Fascination With Fear to anyone who wants to get deeper into the good side of horror.
4) Walk With the Dead - Switching the focus back to those who still crave horror, I hear you might enjoy checking out AMC's new series which adapts the graphic novel sensation The Walking Dead. I don't watch the television unless football's on or there's a DVD in my player, so I can't comment first hand on the alleged zombie epic, but if you want horror in small doses a six-episode season of a one hour series could fill your needs. And it's from the guy who made The Shawshank Redemption, which you love. I hear it's on Sunday nights, and you might enjoy checking it out.
Keep the faith! Remember, it's less than 360 days until next Halloween. Eyes on the prize, boys and ghouls!