So I hope you all had a great Halloween. Mine was pretty good, and I had an awesome costume. I was a ghostbuster, and designed a suit and proton pack; making it as close to the film as possible, but using a name patch with my own last name. In fact, I plan on wearing it every Friday the 13th. Awesome right?
So I’m sure you all have been wondering, what was going on with Horrorfest? I missed days, posted unedited pieces, and only completed 28/31 posts. Well, October was really full. I had two weddings; both of my cats were injured within two days of each other and I had to take them to the vet for stitches, having to monitor them, administer medicine twice a day, and change their box constantly; worked my usual jobs; went to the Back to the Future trilogy at my local cinema; and I had a graduation for one of my works, and more.
And that’s just the tip of it. I also had some family issues that came up, causing me less time to work on this.
So I am sorry for the delays and unfinished work, next year I promise it won’t be like that. Next year will mark my fifth Horrorfest, and I’m planning to go all out for it.
So as there are only three posts that weren’t done, I am going to finish writing and posting them. After I do so I will update this post with those completed works. So let’s go to our Horrorfest wrap-up!
So this year I reviewed 23 films, 4 TV episodes, and had 2 editorials.
So one thing I noticed about this year was that my first Horrorfest the first film I reviewed was made in 1962, in the second Horrorfest the first film I reviewed was made in 1954, in the third Horrorfest the first film I reviewed was made in 1941, and this year’s first post was made in 1931. 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, and 1930s. I did that all without realizing it. Pretty cool, huh?
So this year I ended up with quite a few themes. The first being mad scientists; this occuring in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, along with Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Classic literature once again proved to be a prime place to find film adaptations perfect for Horrorfest. This year we had Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Study in Scarlet, and The Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales.
Aliens were also a big theme this year. There was Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Alien vs. Predator, a Twilight Zone episode, The Iron Giant, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Total Recall.
I also thought that doing three Alfred Hitchcock films was something I should continue. This year I reviewed Jamaica Inn, The 39 Steps; and after talking about it for three years, I finally reviewed Psycho.
This year I decided that every Friday would be a TV show review: choosing episodes from The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Twilight Zone, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Midsomer Murders.
I also had the theme of boyfriends/husbands/wives who are more than what they seem. These were Dangerous Crossing, The Screaming Skull, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, Rosemary’s Baby, Gaslight, The Stepford Wives, and Total Recall.
We also had quite a few robots. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, The Iron Giant, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and The Stepford Wives.
Witches made a comeback; in Rosemary’s Baby and the Midsomer Murders episode.
And after reading every year how I really, really, really wanted to do a famous Vincent Price thriller/horror/mystery; well guys you don’t have to hear me whine anymore, I finally did it with The Bat. Yay!!
So for those who have missed it, here is everything in Horrorfest IV:
You Cannot Conquer It. It Has Conquered You!: Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
And Then There Was Two: A Study in Scarlet (1933)
What Are the 39 Steps?: The 39 Steps (1935)
That Place…There’s Queer Things Go On There: Jamaica Inn (1939)
There Are Thirteen Chairs at the Table…And That’s Unlucky: Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)
Because I Am Mad I Hate You. Because I Am Mad I Have Betrayed You: Gaslight (1944)
I Do Think You Are Confused, Mrs. Bowman: Dangerous Crossing (1953)
They’re Already Here! You’re Next!: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
It’s Mrs. Archer. She’s On a Rampage!: Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
She Cries in the Night: The Screaming Skull (1958)
A Man Without a Face: The Bat (1959)
We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes: Psycho (1960)
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?: The Twilight Zone (1961)
What Have You Done to Him?: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
There’ll Be Somebody With My Name…But She Won’t Be Me!: The Stepford Wives (1975)
A Haunting We Will Go: The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)
Someone Has Erased His Memory: Total Recall (1990)
I’m the Chosen One. And I Choose to Be Shopping: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
A Giant Metal Man: The Iron Giant (1995)
She’s Been Totally Different…Like Stepford: Ted, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
A Modern Mummy: Under Wraps (1997)
The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
The Story, We’re Living It. It’s Alive: The Brothers Grimm (2005)
He is Coming: The Visitation (2006)
A Book Considered Too Dangerous to Keep: The Magician’s Nephew, Midsomer Murders (2008)
Psycho Strangers: The Girl He Met Online (2014)
We’re Mad Scientists. We’re Monsters: Avengers, Age of Ultron (2015)
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