Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 30 "favorite horror film" of the 30 day horror challenge

The Exorcist
Can you believe it? We have arrived at day 30 of the 30 day horror challenge. One final entry and we will be all done. Parting is such sweet sorrow, but we'll have memories of all 30 of the days that we navigated through in the horror entertainment field. So how do we close this thing out? We close it out the biggest and the best topic of them all! Favorite horror film? What to choose? So many great titles ripe for the picking. The 70's gave us one masterpiece after another - Don't Look Now, Suspiria, Jaws, The Other, Dawn of the Dead, The Stepford Wives, The Omen, Coma, Carrie, ....just to name a few.  However, none of them quite do it for me like this one does. So I give you.....

The Exorcist - Do I really need to get into detailed speeches as to what makes this film great? No, I didn't think so. You mention the name The Exorcist and everyone the world over knows that this is just a great horror film period. And the fact that this film, nearly 40 years after the fact, lives on and continues to scare a new generation of audiences is a testment to the film's power. The fact that people still talk about this film to this very day, goes to show its staying power with a new batch of people who discover it and for those who grew up loving it.

Just for your information, The Exorcist grossed around $173 million at the box office. Adjusted for today's money, that's around $600 million. Then you got to figure in the re-release of "The Version You Never Saw" grossed around $39 million back in 2000 which would give it additional $47 million when it adjusted for today. So The Exorcist, when adjusted for inflation has done around $650 million in the US alone! One word for those figures - "WOW!".

And just so you know, I perfer the original cut of the film over that version you never saw crap.

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   

1 comment:

Life Between Frames said...

My picks for days 25 - 30:

Thanks for having this challenge, DBH. It was a fun 30 days.