Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 26 "film you watched A LOT as kid" of the 30 day horror challenge

C'mon! Admit it! There was always that horror film, it wasn't necessarily the best horror film ever made, that you had to keep watching over and over again as a kid or as a teenager. There was just something about that film that drew you to it. Something that made you want to watch it over and over again. I know for some that could be The Video Dead since that used to have frequent airings on USA. Or for others that title could be Carrie since the story resonates with so many people. Or it could be something more obscure and less well known. Whatever that title is, it's funny how that title is a part of you and you will always have those memories of watching it a ton of times. For me, the film that I watched over and over again as a kid, reflected upon me so that's why I think I was so drawn to it. So I give you.....

Intruder - Every summer there always seemed to be that one film I always watched repeatedly time and time again as a kid. Intruder, which deals with a group of supermarket employees preparing for a going out of business sale, but instead are murdered by a killer with a thing for finding creative ways to kill people with supermarket equipment, is one of those such films. This was the film I watched repeatedly during my summer vacation in between 7th and 8th grade. My grandmother had just been diagnosed with breast cancer after undergoing a surgery. I guess that was the summer where I lost my innocence on how the world operates and I went from being a kid in mentality to being a teenager with some angst. Part of the appeal of Intruder, I guess for me, was the fact that the story had characters who were forced to let go of the past and move forward even if they don't want to. I wanted to go back to my childhood years instead of embarking on this new, painful chapter in my life of having to deal with my grandmother who now had breast cancer. I lived with my grandmother my entire child and teen years. She was my mom in essence, so it made it all the more painful. I was conflicted and upset all the time. The characters and what was happening to them (.....well the stuff that happens to them before they faced a grisly death at least) related to what was going on to me and in it's own little way, Intruder helped me to cope with the stress of it all, because I could see other people other then myself having to deal with a big change in their lives.

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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