Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nights on Bald Mountain: Prologue


If I believe in one thing, it's that blogging is one of the most powerful instruments for personal growth and achievement. If I believe in two things, it's that blogging is one of the most powerful instruments for personal growth and achievement and that blogging can also be a tremendous excuse to waste time. If I believe in three things, it's that blogging is one of the most powerful instruments for personal growth and achievement, that blogging can also be a tremendous excuse to waste time, and that the conflict in the Middle East can best be solved by installing Juan Carlos of Spain on the throne of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

For the month of October, I plan on watching a horror movie every day and filling you, the Charge Shot!!! readership in on the details in brief reviews every afternoon. I do this primarily because for most of my life, I've been somewhat averse to horror movies and only in recent years have I developed a taste for the macabre. It's a lot like my freshman roommate turned me on to the fact that as an out-of-shape white guy with an above average knowledge of Norse mythology, heavy metal was my birthright. As I was something of a horror-averse nerdling for an unusually long span of my life, I have a lot of catching up to do in terms of viewing the horror canon. This daily feature will remedy that.

I'll be viewing movies either through Netflix (home delivery and Xbox streaming) or through the copious amount of film screenings that happen in the Twin Cities throughout the year, being horror-heavy in the month of October. I'll also be going to see some first run horror movies when they pop up in theaters (expect Zombieland this week, don't hold out for Saw "If it's Halloween, it must be Saw *sigh*" VI). For the most part, these movies will be entirely new to me. I may revisit movies I saw when I was too young to appreciate them or that I pussied out on. At any rate, you'll know the how and why behind each movie I choose. This is going to be trying, but believe you me I will do my duty to God, my country, and you the readers, all month and bring you the nitty-gritty on my escapades in the realm of the horror movie.

See you tomorrow!

(And yes, I'm aware this is my second feature with "mountain" in the title. I'm from a flat part of the country and am therefore fascinated by mountains, sue me; my ancestors were from the Alps!)