Now that the New Year is approaching, it’s time to make resolutions for 2010. While for some that means buying a gym membership or finally c...
Horrifying Resolutions for 2010
1) Watch more classic horror. Would it shock to you know that I watched The Black Cat and The Raven for the first time in 2009? I resolve to watch more classic horror in 2010 starting with films like Son of Frankenstein, the Mask of Fu Manchu and Old Dark House.
2) Watch more slashers. My experience with slasher films is limited to the Sorority Row and Friday the 13th remakes. On my hit list for 2010 are films like My Bloody Valentine, the original Friday the 13th and Halloween.
3) Watch more foreign horror. While I’ve caught the J-Horrror bug I have yet to watch pivotal foreign horror films like Inside, Martyrs, and High Tension. The only French horror film I saw this year was Frontier(s) and I have barely scratched the surface of J-Horror with films like Pulse, Ju-on and Kaidan.
4) Stop being seduced by deceivingly awesome cover art. I am a sucker for packaging and when it comes to bad horror, if you tie it up in a pretty bow I will eat it up. Take for example the cover art for the remake of “It’s Alive” Never mind that my rational brain is screaming Bijou Phillips is a horrible actress and this remake was a really bad idea. Show me the image of a creepy baby with a human skull reflected in its black, doll-like eyes and I’m hooked. We all know how that ended. Horribly.
5) Read more horror criticism. Just because horror consists mainly of visual media doesn’t mean I can skimp on my reading. Two books I really want to get my hands on are The Films of Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Master of Fear and Agitator: The Cinema of Takashi Miike.
So, what are your resolutions as a horror fan and/or blogger for the New Year?
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