Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 22 "favorite horror themed show" of the 30 day horror challenge

This is one of my favorite sub-genres that was included in the 30 day horror challenge. A more appropriate question would be "what horror themed TV series did I not like?". So many good ones to pick from. I grew up watching The Hitchhiker which always featured scummy characters getting their just deserts. Or there was Tales From the Crypt which featured slick, old school styled stories, but updated them for modern times with gore and violence. And who didn't just love The Cryptkeeper?!? Even Freddy Krueger got in on the action with a short lived series entitled Freddy's Nightmares which suffered from inconsistency. I grew  up when the horror themed TV series was at its peak with a wide variety of shows to choose from. However, the series I picked reflects upon me as a kid growing up. So I give you.....

Goosebumps - Goosebumps was this huge book series back when I was a kid. While I was too cool to be reading, I have to admit I went running out to the local book store every once in a while waiting for the next volume of this series to come out. One Halloween they announced that they were adapting The Haunted Mask, one of the entries in the Goosebumps series, into a TV special. I was floored over. After watching the show, I was hooked. I wanted more. Unfortunately, I would have to wait and wait and wait some more. Originally, Fox just did a random adaptation here and there before they decided to make Goosebumps a full time TV series. Originally it aired on Friday, but they changed it up to Saturday mornings. Now mind you, I always slept in on Saturday so it really put a cramp in my style having to wake up in time for this series every Saturday morning. It was worth it, however! It was just got such a thrill seeing some of my favorite childhood books being there on my television screen for me to watch. While every once in a while, the series missed the mark, it hit far more often then it missed. I loved Attack of the Jack-o-Lanterns. Trick or Treating, Halloween, and a wicked plot twist. What wasn't there to love? The Haunted Mask Part II actually outdid the original! And who didn't love a good old Night of the Living Dummy entry. They also introduced Ultimate Goosebumps which had some episodes that weren't based off the books. If you can ever track down a DVD of Scary House, I would recommend you do. For me as a kid, it was indeed scary. Another favorite happened to be the Invasion of the Body Snatchers themed story set at a military school. Anyway, to this day, Goosebumps is a series that I still watch. I buy the DVD's every year and I even watch them every once in a while. It had characters that related to me as a kid only in a horror series so that's what made it extra special.

PS: It's fun seeing a whole new generation discover the books and the series.
My 13 year old brother is hooked.

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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