Horror Movies (2014)

Octoblur 2014: Final Thoughts

By dorrk, November 1st 2014
All this viewing isn't healthy.

Octoblur 2014 is over. I managed to watch 48 horror movies during the month of October, about 10 more than last year. That's not counting Freaks, which isn't really horror, or my 2nd viewing of The Gate on Halloween Night with my eight-year-old son. (He said it was scarier than Poltergeist. I told him he was crazy.)

This is the time of year that I ask myself why I do things like this, and there isn't really a good answer. I like horror movies, and obsessively watching things is weirdly satisfying to me. It also clears a lot of stuff out of my queue — but, then, I add so much to my media queue just for Octoblur, that it's probably a wash.

Now I'm way behind on TV shows that I ignored during October, and I haven't played nearly enough FIFA15, or any of The Last of Us, which I bought in late September and haven't touched yet.

The highlights of this Octoblur were my first viewings of A Tale of Two SistersHausu, and Tourist Trap. The low-lights were Dead Snow and, sadly, most of Italian Horror Week. It did indeed become a blur. I watched The Gate on both the first and last nights of the month, and on my 2nd viewing there were several scenes I had completely forgotten about.

It was fun, but exhausting, and I'm looking forward to getting more sleep, and then sprinkling in some other kinds of movies with the long list of Octoblur candidates I didn't quite get to this year.



PopGap
Wire Creative Web Site Management
Dorrk
Dorrk Dot com
Santa's Li'l Gimp
The Godfather

The Top 20 Movies of All-Time

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

#1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#2: The Godfather (1972)

#2: The Godfather (1972)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#3: West Side Story (1961)

#3: West Side Story (1961)

Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
#4: Manhattan (1979)

#4: Manhattan (1979)

Dir: Woody Allen
#5: The Graduate (1967)

#5: The Graduate (1967)

Dir: Mike Nichols
#6: Tootsie (1982)

#6: Tootsie (1982)

Dir: Sydney Pollack
#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

#7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Dir: Irvin Kershner
#9: Star Wars (1977)

#9: Star Wars (1977)

Dir: George Lucas
#10: The Exorcist (1973)

#10: The Exorcist (1973)

Dir: William Friedkin
#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

#11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Dir: Peter Jackson
#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

#12: Taxi Driver (1976)

Dir: Martin Scorsese
#13: Annie Hall (1977)

#13: Annie Hall (1977)

Dir: Woody Allen
#14: Vertigo (1958)

#14: Vertigo (1958)

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

#15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Dir: Steven Spielberg
#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

#16: Boogie Nights (1997)

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

#17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Dir: Tobe Hooper
#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

#18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

Dir: Frank Capra
#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

#19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
#20: Zodiac (2007)

#20: Zodiac (2007)

Dir: David Fincher