I’m still watching movies!!!
As you might expect, our theme for October (yes, I’m just getting to October) was horror movies. And I thought three of them made an interesting evolutionary trio: Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Cabin In The Woods.
Now to me, Halloween represents that rare thing in Hollywood – an original and well-executed idea. I remember when it came out. I was 13 and we couldn’t wait to sneak into theaters to see it. We’d seen nothing like it before – horror in suburbia with a smart but emotionless killer (the blank mask) coming to get us. Especially if we were doing something illicit as teenagers (sex and drugs). I think the movie holds up pretty well. The number of deaths seems small by today’s standards, it’s not particularly gory, and the minimalist soundtrack still holds up.
Friday the 13th, of course, represents that…
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