Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 21 "favorite medical horror" of the 30 day horror challenge

To be honest, I'm surprised we don't get more medical themed horror thrillers each year as this is a genre ripe for the picking. Think about, people have an inherent fear of hospitals, going into surgery, of receiving treatment. Haven't you ever known someone who wouldn't go get treatment at one point or another simply because they don't like hospitals. Now you know what I am talking about! Coma exploited that fear to full effect. The House on Haunted Hill remake combined a haunted house story with the dark chapter of America's past in regards to medical treatment and created a bone chilling film. Or another favorite of mine, The Harvest, which uses the good old kidney heist urban legend as the film's central film premise. All of these are fine films, but I think they get overshadowed by the original medical thriller and my personal favorite of this sub-genre. So I give you.......drumroll.........

Sutures - If you've been to a hospital for some kind of illness or injury and had to receive treatment or surgery, you know there's been this certain apprehension that you've had about getting whatever form of treatment you got. Now imagine a horror film centered around that. Sutures finds all kinds of grisly, but highly effective and potent ways for the main characters to get unwilling medical treatments that are far more deadly to them then they are beneficial. These set pieces tap into that fear and use that fear to create cringe worthy moments throughout Sutures. However, Sutures isn't all gory murders. It's a well acted film with a veteran cast of players. It also happens to be stylishly directed with striking photography. For some odd reason, horror fans haven't embraced this film and for the most part its been panned, but I have to disagree and say that this is one of the most underrated horror films of the past year or so.

So which film would you have picked? ....to 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: 


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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