Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Ed at the great Shoot The Projectionist blog as been kind enough to invite me to nominate my favorite horror films for his 31 FLICKS THAT GIVE YOU THE WILLIES project. I have been working on my list in between classes, homework and my regular postings here and I must say that it has been rewarding and incredibly difficult. Neil at The Bleeding Tree recently posted his own set of rules for his list and I am struggling with some of the same issues he is.
At first I thought this will be easy but once I sat down and started compiling I quickly found it was one of the hardest lists I have ever attempted. My main problem is basically what constitutes a horror film. Is it anything that scares me? Does it have to be supernatural? What if it has comedic elements? I'm not coming up with any good answers so my list is going to be a bit all over the place, which is perhaps how it should be.
One thing I can say from looking over my tentative list, I am hoping to submit my final one to Ed by the weekend, is that I am obsessed with the seventies. I have known that to be true for a long time now but saying that the decade dominates my list is an understatement.
I hope to share my list here after the 31 FLICKS THAT GIVE YOU THE WILLIES has been completely compiled. Many of the usual suspects will be on mine but hopefully I will throw in a few surprises as well. I am really looking forward to seeing the final results. Ed's great blog is linked over to the right under my favorite movie blogs...check it out.