Monday, November 1, 2021

Halloween Hangover 2021

I am sad too pumpkin.
Here we are at the end of another October! 

I watched a lot of movies, talked a lot about horror, and generally speaking had a really good time.

I want to thank everyone that came by to talk about the horror movies and participate in the October RPG Blog Carnival.

For this October I watched 62 horror movies with 48 of them first-time views.  That's double what is needed, but about where I expected. 

The Challenge started out with the idea of doing a Lovecraft Film Fest. But as it turns out I had seen most of those movies and many of them are actually fairly terrible. I moved on to horror/sci-fi, witch movies, demons, and a sprinkle or two of werewolves, vampires, and sea monsters. 

What I *DID* end up doing was watch a bunch of foreign language films. Here are all the languages I got to listen to in my Challenge;  German (both standard and Swiss German), Italian (lots), Spanish (with a touch of Yucatec), Portuguese, Czech and Slovak (which I loved), Hungarian, Indonesian (2 of those!), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, and yes English.   That is easily the most I have seen in one challenge. 

This year I also identified a new sub-genre of witch movies that I call Daughters of the Craft. I went back and applied this tag to past movies as well.  I'll keep an eye out for more.

I enjoy having a theme for my Challenges because it gives me a challenge, finding movies that fit, and I can compare and contrast them.  Now I need to think about what my theme for next year is.

I know today is the first of the month and that has meant a new character.  It is also Monday and that means a new monster.  But I call today Halloween Hangover day for a reason.  I am rather mentally drained.

Going to spend some time gathering up my thoughts and seeing how I want to proceed with the rest of the year.  I have a lot of reviews I want to do, so maybe that is what November will be for.


JB said...

Just wanted to comment that I was considering a blog post today called "Halloween Hangover" but it was due to the amount of candy I ingested. Ugh! I feel worse this morning than after a martini bender (at least, my mouth tastes worse)!

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Oddly enough I avoided the candy this year. Ate a lot of "Halloween Spooktacular Chili" though. I made it with Count Dracula peppers and Ghost peppers.

Dick McGee said...

Nary a bite of candy so far, said I with a certain air of virtuousness. Although I confess the $70 worth of candy my idiot housemates bought for non-existent trick-or-treaters will probably tempt me into sugary evil sooner or later.

Thoroughly enjoyed this year's series of movie posts, for whatever that's worth. Lot of things I'd never heard of this time around.

JB said...

Sounds awesome. I am a big chili fan, and don't get to eat it nearly often enough. However, my 7 year old has just discovered she likes it, too, so maybe we'll get a few more pots this winter.
: )