And so we find ourselves at the end of our journey. It’s cold and rainy here in Lexington, KY, which means there will be precious few trick or treaters out there. Those that brave the elements will get large handfuls of candy from yours truly. “Shine on you crazy sugar-loaded monster.”
Over the course of these 31 days, we have watched a lot of great horror movies. (I actually watched The Babadook this past week and was going to include it, but, since it’s not out for mass consumption, I held off. I didn’t want to brag too much.) Let’s look back at some fun times in this series:
We witnessed a minor breakdown. Wasn’t that fun? That was fun.
I ranted about my hatred for Peyton Manning, which makes no sense in a horror column, but whatever.
I told you to watch Dracula 3D, laughed about it, promised a post later in the day and didn’t follow through.
I rambled on (yet again) about originals vs. remakes.
And more! So much more. 31 posts in 31 days. That’s a lot of writing, even if I barely talked about the actual movie sometimes.
What’s there to say here? Halloween is one of the best movies ever, horror or otherwise. It’s certainly one of the best-looking movies I’ve ever seen. (I recently bought the 35th anniversary Blu Ray, and it is absolutely stunning.) It’s a simple tale of a man with the blackest eyes (the devil’s eyes) and his boogeymanning ways, roaming around Haddonfield with his knife. Will he kill children? Absolutely not. Does he have a killing code? Kinda, but not really.
He’s a silent, murdering psychopath stalking through a peaceful community on Halloween. Rob Zombie gave him motivation for his actions, but who needs motivation? Isn’t his murder spree scary enough on its own? I don’t need to know why he is like he is: I just need to know that he is.
Gather around, hold your loved ones tight, throw on Halloween, and have an exit strategy in case this is the year Michael Myers shows up in your town.
Have a great Halloween, everyone! Stay safe. Have fun. Leave comments telling of your adventures. Thanks for sticking with me for these 31 days. For the most part, it’s been a blast.