Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 24 "edited version over the director's cut" of the 30 day horror challenge

As horror fans are all too well aware of these days, there has been plenty of horror films token out of a director's hand and changed significantly. This is especially true of foreign horror films. Remember back in the good old days of VHS, the edited version of Possession ran 80 minutes compared to the overseas version at 127 minutes. Or how about Stay Alive which played in theaters at around 83 minutes with a PG-13 rating and then was released to DVD at around 100 minutes! Or we have Harvey and Bob Weinstein who are notorious for doing this all the time. It all goes back to their very first horror film, The Burning which had the violence the MPAA found objectionable hastily edited out.  So is there any edited films out there that are better then the original director's cut. I say yes. So I give you..... 

Chain Letter - I'll be honest. I do not like this film at all. I think it was one of those films that had so much potential, but did absolutely nothing with that potential. However, when you compare the R rated version with the Unrated version, I would rather go with the R rated one. The gore effects are so painfully bad in this film. So when the unrated version actually offered extended murder sequences, these scenes came off even more hokey and unconvincing then they were in the R rated version. You ever hear that old phrase "less is more"? Well that is certainly true of Chain Letter as the film loses whatever effectiveness it had in the original R rated cut of the film by actually extending these scenes. Sometimes it's better to leave well enough alone and that is certainly true of Chain Letter.!/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:

Life Between Frames said...

My picks for days 19-24: