Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day 25 "film you used to hate, but now like" of the 30 day horror challenge

There are some films I initially loved growing up such as the movie adaptation of Stephen King's It. That film scared me to the core. However, viewing it again as an adult, It simply didn't have that same power over me as it did as a child. The film felt dated and just didn't do anything for me suspense wise. Now there is some films I initially disliked only to get a fonder appreciation of them over the years. The Wicker Man is a prime example of this. Initially, the elements of mystery weren't palpable enough for me, but yet something about this film stayed with me over the years. Did it have anything to do with that haunting finale? So for my pick of a film I used to hate, that I now like, this might be a surprising one for some of you, but that distinction goes to......

Halloween (1978) - Yes! Halloween! I know! For me it was just nothing special when I was in my late teens. Just another slasher if you asked me back then. Reminded me too much of Black Christmas. However, over the years, I really grew to appreciate the color schemes, the lighting and the cinematography. Then I started thinking about the film's overall story about a madman with motive, no conscious, just a person who kills for the sake of killing. Then I started thinking about how genuinely suspenseful the finale was and how it had me screaming at the damn television screen every time I watched it. Then I started to realize just how suspenseful of a movie it was throughout. Over the years, watching Halloween once or twice a year, has been like reading a good book. It has kept me in anticipation of what I might discover. It seems like every time I view this film, I get something new out of it. The fact that a film can keep me coming back time and time again even though I know everything that is going to happen, speaks to the films ability to mesmerize viewers with this unique, chilling tale that takes place during every horror fan's favorite holiday........ Halloween!!!!

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: 

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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   

2 comments:

Morbidementia said...

I'm right there with you with Halloween. I compared Michael Myers to Freddy and Jason and found him coming up short as a horror movie icon. He wasn't even burnt or rotting! LAME!

But as I grew older and learned to appreciate actual quality, I finally figured out how awesome Halloween is. I was wrong all that time.

But Freddy is still my favorite. ;)

Big Daddy aka Brandon Sites said...

Right there with you even with Freddy Krueger!