Among the cheapie slasher flicks and B movies, there’s a terrifying true story. Tonight’s movie is “H.H. Holmes: America’s first serial killer.”
It’s a fairly common theory about horror that the dominant scary monster of the age represents something the culture fears about itself. So what does it say about the early 21st century that we’re so preoccupied with zombies?
Today’s movie is Zombieland (2009.)
We had an emergency with my dog tonight (she’s fine, but scared us with a bleeding paw–apparently she found the last chip of glass in the kitchen from a broken jar of jam) so tonight I’m doing just a short little piece, Disney’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
“Evil never dies…”
Movie number three is “Wes Craven’s New Nightmare.”
This October, I’ve set the goal to watch a different scary or spooky movie every day. I’m going to skip around from kids’ movies to suspense (though no torture porn. I have my limits). Some on my list of possibilities are movies I’ve seen before, the rest are new to me.
You can find the master post here.
And so, movie number 1 was “The Witch” (2016).