{Musings of Dan Poblocki, Author/ Weirdo}

Bio: Dan Poblocki was born in Rhode Island and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

He is the author of The Stone Child, The Nightmarys, The Ghost of Graylock, and The Mysterious Four series. The Book of Bad Things is forthcoming: Aug 28, 2014.

Dan loves reading and writing, playing video games, eating cupcakes, snuggling with his cats - Pedro and Tavi - and telling ghost stories late at night to anyone who'll listen.

Dan hates doing laundry, cleaning his apartment, riding on crowded subway trains, and people who honk car horns excessively.

(Painting by John Brosio)

31 Horror Films in 31 Days

This is the second year I’ve participated in Daniel Kraus’s twitter escapade, #31HorrorFilms31Days. The concept is simple: whoever watches 31 horror movies throughout the month of October, and tweets about it … wins! Since I’m really competitive, even with myself, and since I had fun doing the same thing last year, I was determined to get through another 31 twisted, violent, spooky, and macabre flicks. Here they are in the order I watched them:

1. The Dunwich Horror :) +

2. Apartment 143

3. The Hole

4. The Initiation of Sarah :) +

5. Lovely Molly # $

6. The Stuff :) +

6.5 I’m Not Jesus Mommy - Couldn’t finish. Doesn’t count? :) :) :)

7. The Tall Man

8. Frankenweenie *

9. Tales From the Hood :) +

10. Uninhabited

11. Triangle * # $

12. Entrance # $

13. ils (Them) # $

14. Penumbra

15. Sinister #

16. Julia’s Eyes *

17. Bubba Ho-Tep :)

18. Ju-On: White Ghost * $

19. Ju-On: Black Ghost * $

20. Hostel Part III #

21. ATM #

22. Intruders :)

23. Asylum Blackout * #

24. May :) #

25. Pulse :)

26. Deadgirl ###

27. Room 237 *

28. Silent Hill * # :) $

29. Beyond the Black Rainbow *

30. The Haunting of Julia * +

31. Silent House. Not to be confused with Silent Hill. This one has an Olsen sister! * # $

So that’s it! I’ve included a handy decoder menu below to indicate how I felt about some of the films. These are not recommendations, especially if you’re under 17 years old. Many are rated R and will probably give you nightmares. Most fit into these 5 dumb categories:

:) Accidentally/ Purposely Hilarious

+ Retro-Junk

# Sick Stuff

* Surprisingly Worth Watching/ Really Good

$ Truly Terrifying

That’s it! My mind is melted. Bring on the hot apple cider, banana nut bread, and warm blankets because I need a cozy-intervention. (Especially after all this Frankenstorm nonsense!)

PS - If you want to follow me on Twitter, I’m @DanPoblocki

PPS - The one film on this list I recommend as a must see is Frankenweenie. It’s classic Tim Burton and beautifully weird.

Happy Halloween!

~DP

  • 31 October 2012
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