Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 20 "favorite killer animal" of the 30 day horror challenge

There has always been a primal fear of animals that possess the ability to attack and kill people. Snakes, bears, lions, etc have been glorified killing machines throughout cinema for decades. Everyone of course knows about Cujo (1983)! Anaconda (1997) was about a larger than life snake that devoured anyone in its path. The Edge (1997) was about two men who after a plane crash have to band together against all odds, including a bear that wants them dead. The Ghost and the Darkness is a true life tale of two killer lions that killed over 130 people in nine months. The list could go on and on, especially because the Syfy channel releases killer animal pictures on a regular basis. My pick for favorite killer animal film goes to.....

Jaws- Yes! I know! I went with the most obvious pick there is, but damn it Jaws is one of the greatest films ever made! Look how much this film has influenced pop culture these days. Jaws was the first summer blockbuster ever and changed the way that Hollywood does business to this very day. Then who doesn't know duh duh duh duh.......duh duh duh duh!!!!! Or how about lines like, "we're going to need a bigger boat". Or how about how Jaws caused people to be very afraid of the water to this very day? And then there is that sensational editing! Both the score and the editing rightfully won Oscars. Or how about the terrific performances from Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss? And of course, there is that pesky little shark who in one sequence so memorably munches down on a kid. You don't have to be a horror film expert to know about this film or its villain! Jaws delivers the goods in every single way possible! If you think about, when you get into the business of talking about horror films, Jaws is probably the single most impactful film of the genre in the way that it has influenced the way that people live, to the way that Hollywood operates, to the fact that it created one of the most iconic villains, to it creating one of the most memorable movie scores in film history. Jaws is a film that stands the test of time and has created one of the biggest impressions that not only a horror film could have had on audiences, but that any film could have had over viewers.

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  

1 comment:

Rabid Fox said...

Favorite killer animal. Hmmm. I'm inclined to go with Cujo. That dog was ugly as @#$% in the movie. The shark from Jaws is a pretty iconic choice, though.