Just re-re-watched this one, and, wow, holy everything, Batman, this is STILL my favorite horror movie of the year. By miles. Really? It’s the best slasher I can think of since . . . Happy Death Day, yeah. Which was far and away the best since . . . You’re Next, maybe? And before that it’d be The Cabin in the Woods

What it gets so, so right:

  • actually IMPORTANT people die
  • the final girl isn’t bookish and morally bulletproof. she’s just

This is as solid a piece of film writing that I’ve seen for a while. Solid stuff. And, I imagine it’s on point? That its analysis and sort-of conclusions are spot-on-ish? I haven’t seen the film, I mean. Don’t think I’ve seen any Lars Von Trier, actually. People always tell me Anthichrist can kind of reprogram you, show you stuff you can’t shake for forever, but . . . guess that’s not completely an enticement for me, finally. I kind o…

By category, sub-genre, branch, type—whatever’s under “Horror” and’s on the movie shelf, and not getting too granular. But, “15,” right? I know. I tried to keep it to a properly spooky “13,” but things happen. Though, if you take #11 and #15 out (which would shatter me), as they’re not really ‘categories’—”Scariest,” “Perfect”—then this does slide in more like …

Okay, this is probably A) expensive, B) delicate (maybe?), and C) something that requires long-ish nails-as-canvas in the first place, but still, this is glorious enough and glamorous enough and wonderful cool amazing enough that that might all be worth it:

maybe there’s press-on versions I can use instead?

October was packed full of good times. I don’t think this is all of them, but it’s all of them I can dig up goods for—or, that I can remember to dig up pics and links for.

Started out giving a zombie lecture to an auditorium of people at CU:

zombie shots: Teresa Nugent

Then I was at the Lighthouse in Denver for Atlas Obscura’s way-cool, properly spooked-up event:

pic: Josh Schlossberg

Then it was GoH’ing at MileHiCon, where I got to give a little mini-tal…

If you like a good gory time with some ridiculous storytelling and nothing but laughs, you can’t do better than Gravy:

If you like that, then Murder Party‘s a sure bet:

And it goes without saying that Trick ‘r Treat is called for this time of year:

And, for something less silly that comes in one-two punch form (there’s a third, too, if the first two leave you all leaning forward, and you have to fall into something), Cold Prey and Cold Prey II are som…

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