Back on track! Yeah, baby!
Had to take the day off yesterday. We’ve got a lovely stomach bug floating around our home.
I started doing this on my personal Facebook page, and my wonderful wife said “Sounds blog worthy to me,” and as usual, she is absolutely correct. Now these 31 days of Horror aren’t an end-all-be-all list. It’s not even a top 31 list of the all time greats. For me, this is a way to let you into my world a bit more and share with you 31 horror movies that I like. So, without further adieu, here are the first two days:
Day 1: The Babadook
The community seems pretty split on this one. Some people love it (me) and others do not. The film is an excellent portrayal of someone that is struggling with depression. Amelia (Essie Davis) lost her husband in an automobile accident, leaving her as a single parent to soon to be born Samuel (Noah Wiseman). The kiddo’s a nutter, and at points during the film, you will want the Babadook to just go ahead and kill the kid. The kid’s redemption, however, is that he loves his mother. We are able to witness her spiral into madness, and his attempt to save her. The Babadook is introduced in a well crafted storybook. If for nothing else, watch the scenes with the book. It’s one I wish I had the chance to order when they offered them.
Day 2: Grave Encounters
I really liked this little gem by The Vicious Brothers. Sarah (my wife) and I found it one night on Netflix while prepping for one of our annual Halloween parties. Needless to say, we didn’t get much done until after the party. This is a found footage horror flick. Found footage done right. We open with a TV producer talking about how the show, Grave Encounters, was cancelled in 2003 after the team and all their equipment disappeared while filming episode six of the show. They are investigating Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital (a fake location but shot at Riverview Hospital in British Columbia).
The footage was found in 2010 and thus we have our film. What happens next is Ghost Hunters gone to the extreme; a fall into madness for the team. The scares are effective and the film was an absolute blast. If you like Ghost Hunters or found footage films, you owe it to yourself to watch this one.
So, there you have it! Stay tuned for day three tomorrow!