Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 5 "favorite monster movie" of the 30 day horror challenge

This is the most difficult sub-genre for me as this is my least favorite sub-genre. It isn't that I don't like monsters. It's the fact that these films completely rest on if the monster is convincing or not. If it's a success, then the film is more and likely going to be a success. However, if the monster is unconvincing, then the film has completely blown it. So my top pick goes to....

Fear of the Dark. Fear of the Dark plays up to a very tangible fear that just about everyone has experienced in their life - fear of monsters lurking in the dark. Fear of the Dark asks "what if those monsters were indeed very real?". That's what makes the film a success, is that it knows how to milk suspenseful situations involving this fear since everyone has experienced it. Fear of the Dark doesn't get hung up in trying to explain everything like where did these monsters come from or for how long have they existed....stuff like that. Sometimes leaving something to the imagination is best. Fear of the Dark has some interesting dialogue in which the characters talk about these fears and what shapes them though. Top that off with an appealing cast, including horror genre superstar Kevin Zegers (Wrong Turn, Dawn of the Dead, Frozen) and that's enough to make Fear of the Dark must see viewing.

So which film would you have picked? take part, the rules are below, or you can check out the Facebook fan page and interact with everyone else that's taking part by visiting:!/pages/30-Day-Horror-Challenge-by-Big-Daddy-Horror-Reviews/198282733537709?sk=info

Or feel free to start your own blog posts on your site! (You can start on day one or you can feel free to join me on day we are currently at). Or just feel free to leave us a little comment so we know which film made the cut for you! The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can't pick the same horror film more then once. So once you pick say The Exorcist for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can't repick it again for any other day what so ever including favorite horror film. And for once, I am opening up the comments section so that, yes, you can comment each day along with me on your favorite picks! So let's get to it! This is the 30 Day Horror Film Challenge!

Day 01 - A horror film that no one would expect you to love, but you do
Day 02 - The horror film that you relate most to
Day 03 - Your favorite slasher
Day 04 - Your favorite werewolf film
Day 05 - Your favorite monster movie
Day 06 - Your favorite vampire movie
Day 07 - Your favorite supernatural horror film
Day 08 - Your favorite anthology
Day 09 - Your favorite exploitation / grind house type film
Day 10 - Your favorite psychological horror film
Day 11 - Your favorite science fiction horror film
Day 12 - Your favorite horror film involving the occult
Day 13 - Your favorite horror comedy
Day 14 - Your favorite zombie film
Day 15 - Your favorite horror film involving serial killers
Day 16 - Your favorite childhood themed horror film
Day 17 - Your favorite horror film remake
Day 18 - Your favorite foreign horror film (outside of your country of origin) Day 19 - Your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell or Satanism
Day 20 - Your favorite horror film involving a killer animal
Day 21 - Your favorite medical horror film
Day 22 - Your favorite horror themed TV show
Day 23 - Your favorite made for TV horror film
Day 24 - Horror film in which you prefer the edited version over the director's cut
Day 25 - A horror film that you used to hate, but now like
Day 26 - Your favorite horror film to watch as a child
Day 27 - Your favorite guilty pleasure
Day 28 - Your favorite horror film that no one's ever heard of
Day 29 - Your least favorite horror film of all time
Day 30 - Your favorite horror film of all time

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