Regular #Bond_age_ contributor and fanatical movie fiend Kerry Fristoe has volunteered to further contribute to 30Hz 31 Days of Horror. Follow her on Twitter at @echidnabot and chat her up about movies.
For my #31DaysOfHorror movie for today I watched Bela Lugosi in THE DEVIL BAT. The shriek of the Devil Bat so moved me, I was compelled to isolate the shriek and create my very own Devil Bat ring tone for the Halloween season. Yes. This is called procrasternation.
One of the greatest benefits of being a movie fan on Twitter is the pooling of shared knowledge and obscure movies. With the decline of the video store, Twitter has arisen as the new video store counter, albeit less personal but more expansive. Every year the greater movie-watching community at large makes October the official month of horror. I scour the Turner Classic Movies schedule for flicks we’ve never seen (and often of which we’ve never heard). I obsess over the newly registered deals on cool horror flicks on Amazon. I dig out movies in my own collection I’ve not had the impetus to watch in many moons. The result, at least in my house, a gleeful (and directed) film festival of my favorite genre. The great thing about horror is that the genre is so expansive to include films and styles for nearly all cinematic predilections.
I’ll be writing an article on MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, specifically as it represents one of the few films to successfully adapt Poe to the big screen. Join the festivities with the Nitrate Diva.
We’ve become so jaded and serious in moviewatching and moviemaking. Movies like PREMIUM RUSH are breath of fresh f’ing air because they aim to make pure entertainment without pandering to the lowest common denominator.