NaNoWriMo? Don’t mind if I do!

So…you’re probably like, “Dude! Where’s the rest of my horror days?”

Yeah, shit happens. Sorry about that. More specifically, life happened. After a much maligned couple weeks at work, I decided it was in my interest to take a hiatus; a permanent one. My stress levels have dropped, so I’ve got that going for me. It’s also freed me up to focus full time on writing, and I am so happy it has. Stoked, in fact. 

For those that don’t know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNiWriMo). Seeing as majority of my past jobs were retail, November was never really a good month for me, until now! The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. That translates to 1,667 words a day. Doing the maths, I should be at 6,668 words as of today. Well, I find myself at 17,039 words today! Yes, I’m kicking ass and having a great time, thank you. 

So what does this mean? It means I’m happy. It means I’m motivated. It means I’m taking this shit seriously and I’m going to fucking be the best me I can be! Good things are coming. I know it. I can feel it in my bones. 

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Day 5: Trick ‘r Treat

And we’re back on track!

Day 5: Trick ‘r Treat
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There’s so much that can be said about Mike Doughtery’s masterpiece Trick ‘r Treat. Mainly, for me, where’s our sequel! Stop teasing us, man!
 
Okay, moving ahead. This anthology film hits on a lot of eerie notes, leaving you with a creepy feeling throughout. My favorite section in this one deals with the kids on the bus. In a world where kids can come back from the dead and kills mean kids, but spare the one girl that follows Halloween tradition is okay in my books.
 
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We are treated to a creepy Dylan Baker, a hysterical douchey Brian Cox, an I-want-to-be-sexy-but-can’t Anna Paquin (sorry, she’s not attractive at all), and a woe-be-her Leslie Bibb. And who can leave out the adorable Sam? He’s been one of the best looking villains created in a long time, though I do prefer him with his mask on.
 
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I watch this a few times a year as it is great background filler. Go check this masterpiece out.

31 Days of Horror: Day 3

Day 3: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
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A movie ahead of its time. In 1994, Wes Craven treated us to the best entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. Yes, you read that right. My top three in this series go NN, 3, 1. I recently watched this a couple of weeks ago, and the film still felt good to me. Sure, some of the visuals have aged a bit, but the film still had it. In New Nightmare, we are brought into our world, not a Hollywood created world. The film centers on Heather Langenkamp and her issues surround Freddy. With pop-ins by Robert Englund (who plays himself, original Freddy, and the new Freddy), Wes Craven, John Saxon,and even Bob Shaye of New Line Cinema, we are treated to a vibrant world in which Heather is traumatized by her two NOES films. This eventually bleeds together as Freddy, an actual demon trying to get into our world, begins terrorizing Heather’s son Dylan (Miko Hughes of Pet Sematary fame).
 
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What we get is a new, darker Freddy. No more chuckles. No more wisecracks. Just viciousness. If you have not watched this one, and are a fan of Freddy, take a chance on it. I thought the meta approach to it was spot on, and if it were made today, it would be raved about.
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