Here we are, ladies and gents.Â October has rolled around once again.Â This favorite month of mine will be with us for 25 more days, and I plan to enjoy each and every last one of them.Â A special writing project I’ve decided to tackle will take up most of my time, but it’s all in the spirit of Halloween.
As usual, I spend much of my October weekends watching horor movies.Â I can’t dedicate as much time to flick-watching this year because of the above writing project, but I did manage to squeeze in a pair of great movies this weekend.
THE FLY (1986, Cronenberg version)
I spent a year of my life watching this and Aliens on VHS.Â That was twenty years ago though, and I hadn’t seen the movie since.Â I am happy to say this love story/thriller/gross out masterpiece still holds up.Â I really do need to go back and watch all the Cronenberg movies.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Original)
What can I say?Â This one’s a classic.Â It not only changed horror movies, but it inspired an entire generation of creators.Â If you haven’t seen this one, you’re missing out on a cinematic cornerstone.
The rest of October will bring more horror movies, as well as my short story recommendations.Â Let’s have some fun!