Waiting for October

I don’t know where August went, and September is flying by too! Some of you may know that by day, I work full-time as a medical librarian. Classes started back up in August and frankly, work has been crazy busy. I looked back and was horrified to learn I haven’t watched a horror movie since the second week of July. I have still been participating in the horror world, though. In July I renewed my Horror Block and Box of Dread subscriptions and have been enjoying those. I’ll try and do a better job of adding unboxing posts to the blog. And last week I received my pre-ordered copy of Until Dawn. I’d like to post a review of that here too but in short, it’s an awesome game.

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For September, I expect to have a little break before things get busy again. October for me work-wise is a strenuous month; we have to teach a series of classes to medical students, I have to plan some programming activities for my library in celebration of National Medical Libraries Month, and I also will be traveling to Puerto Rico to attend a medical library conference (I’m presenting a paper and a poster too, yay!). These are usually how Octobers are for me but this year, I am making a point to actually enjoy my favorite month. I have a mini-vacation scheduled for the BF and I to visit Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, Florida. I haven’t been to HHN since 2009 and the BF has never been. We booked a cat-friendly hotel to take our special needs kitty and will be visiting HHN for 2 nights. I am totally hyped! Especially for the Insidious and Freddy vs Jason houses.

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September 2015: To-Be Watched

Elusive August, I don’t know what happened to you. I did manage to log a re-watch of Sinister (2012) back in July. I’ve been binging Breaking Bad and expect to finish that up within the next week or so. I also caught The Gift (2015) in theaters this week but beyond that, no horror for me. Once Breaking Bad is done, I plan to tackle some horror flicks.

Movies:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
Haunt (2013)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Black Sabbath (1964)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
The Pact 2 (2014)
The Visit (2015)

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July 2015: To-Be Watched

Movies To-Be Watched:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
Haunt (2013)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Jessabelle (2014)
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Altar (2014)
Black Sabbath (1964)
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (2015)
Maggie (2015)

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May 2015: To-Be Watched & Upcoming Reviews

Movies To-Be Watched:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
Haunt (2013)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Jessabelle (2014)
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Saw III (2006)
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Starry Eyes (2014)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Poltergeist (2015)

TV To-Be Watched:

Fargo: Season 1 (2014)
Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)
Salem: Season 1 (2014)

Upcoming Reviews:

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
American Horror Story: Seasons 1-4 (2011-2014) — Mini-review and Season Ranking

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April 2015: To-Be Watched & Upcoming Reviews

Movies To-Be Watched:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
Haunt (2013)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Tusk (2014)
Jessabelle (2014)
Housebound (2014)
It Follows (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Saw III (2006)
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
Starry Eyes (2014)
Killer Legends (2014)

TV To-Be Watched:

Fargo: Season 1 (2014)
Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)
Salem: Season 1 (2014)

Upcoming Reviews:

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
American Horror Story: Seasons 1-4 (2011-2014) — Mini-review and Season Ranking

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March 2015: To-Be Watched & Upcoming Reviews

Movies To-Be Watched:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
Haunt (2013)
Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut (1990)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Tusk (2014)
Jessabelle (2014)
Housebound (2014)
Leprechaun (1993)

TV To-Be Watched:

Sleepy Hollow: Season 1 (2013)
Fargo: Season 1 (2014)
Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)
Salem: Season 1 (2014)

Upcoming Reviews:

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Annabelle (2014)
American Horror Story: Seasons 1-4 (2011-2014) — Mini-review and Season Ranking
As Above, So Below (2014)
The Quiet Ones (2014)

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Super Shorty Reviews

In lieu of full-length reviews, here are a few mini-reviews for some of the films I’ve recently seen.

The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) – Original concept, highly recommended
The Sacrament (2013) – Unnecessary, not recommended
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014) – Silly and irreverent, recommended
Snowpiercer (2013) – Okay, I could take or leave it
The Quiet Ones (2014) – I don’t get the hate, I enjoyed it
As Above, So Below (2014) – Okay, I enjoyed it

While unintentional, most of the recent movies I’ve seen have been first person/found footage. Some people aren’t fans of this style but I don’t mind these types of films (as long as the camera work sin’t too shaky). Longer reviews to come (sooner than later, I hope!)…

 

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February 2015: To-Be Watched & Upcoming Reviews

So I’m embarrassed to admit that the reason I haven’t been watching or reviewing much lately is because for Christmas, I received a Playstation 4. Despite the endless hours I’ve logged, I still haven’t come close to beating Grand Theft Auto V. I’m slightly sick of GTAV and since my work is starting to calm down a bit, I’m looking forward to enjoying some horror. This weekend I crossed a few movies off my list and realized how much I’d missed the joy of watching horror movies. Here’s my February lineup.

Movies To-Be Watched:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
Haunt (2013)
The Babadook (2014)*
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
The Sacrament (2013)
Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut (1990)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
As Above, So Below (2014)
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)
Tusk (2014)
Jessabelle (2014)

*A note on The Babadook: I’ve pre-ordered a DVD copy of this since I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $6.99 for a streaming rental. So I’ll have to wait until April 14th to enjoy The Babdook (but when I do, I’ll own it outright!).

TV To-Be Watched:

Sleepy Hollow: Season 1 (2013)
Fargo: Season 1 (2014)
Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)
Salem: Season 1 (2014)

Upcoming Reviews:

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Annabelle (2014)
American Horror Story: Seasons 1-4 (2011-2014) — Mini-review and Season Ranking
As Above, So Below (2014)
The Quiet Ones (2014)

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January 2015: To-Be Watched & Upcoming Reviews

To-Be Watched:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
The Quiet Ones (2014)
Haunt (2013)
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
The Babadook (2014)
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Snowpiercer (2013)
The Sacrament (2013)
Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut (1990)
Insecticidal (2005)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Sleepy Hollow: Season 1 (2013)
Fargo: Season 1 (2014)
Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)
As Above, So Below (2014)

Upcoming Reviews:

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Annabelle (2014)
American Horror Story: Seasons 1-4 (2011-2014) — Mini-review and Season Ranking

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December 2014: To-Be Watched & Upcoming Reviews

I’ve been so lax with my reviews, it’s pitiful! Returning readers may notice I have removed several “Upcoming Reviews” from my list. It’s been so long since I’ve seen most of them, I don’t feel I could fairly review them at this point. In addition to my lack of reviews, I’ve also been putting off some much-needed maintenance to my site. I hope to publish more reviews soon as well as jazz up some site features. I hope to do this over the Christmas break.

You’ll notice from my recent monthly “To-Watch” posts that I’ve been watching more TV. Originally I planned on reviewing these but found it difficult to address the synopsis aspect with so many episodes. I may post a quickie review soon, possibly including Penny Dreadful: Season One, Fargo: Season One, Hannibal: Season One, and True Detective: Season One. Excuses-aside, I appreciate those who continue to support me with your visits and comments. I appreciate sharing my horror experiencing with other fans and hope to post more movie reviews soon!

To-Be Watched:

World War Z: Unrated Version (2013)
An American Ghost Story (2012)
The Quiet Ones (2014)
The Boogey Man (1980)
Haunt (2013)
Trollhunter (2010)
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
The Babadook (2014)
Sleepy Hollow: Season 1 (2013)
Hannibal: Season 1 (2013)
Fargo: Season 1 (2014)
American Horror Story: Coven (2013)
The Ruins (2008)

Upcoming Reviews:

We Are What We Are (2013)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Annabelle (2014)

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