Hello all you boils and ghouls, and welcome to the 14th year of Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown!
And what a year it's been, huh? If you had told me twelve months ago that come October 2021 I'd still be working from home, wearing masks indoors, and freaking out every time my throat got sore, I'd have said, "OK fine, but is there a vaccine yet?" And then when you said yes, I probably wouldn't have believed you.
But there is! So this October definitely feels a little better than last October did, and for that I am thankful. And really, the pandemic has nothing to do with my desire to sit home most evenings in October watching scary movies; that's always been my thing.
When I started partaking in the Countdown to Halloween oh so many years ago, my focus was highlighting scary movies or Halloween fare that was airing every day on TV. But last year I decided to change it up a bit, instead taking the opportunity to watch 31 horror movies I had never seen, and writing about them every day. And I've decided to do the same thing this year.
I have seen many, many horror movies in my lifetime, but there are still so many classics (and not so classic!) I haven't seen, and so many more that get released every year. So starting tomorrow, this countdown will be a combination of older films that, for whatever reason, I never got around to watching, and movies that have come out more recently. Most will be available to stream online in some form or another, and I'll include the ways you can view them at the end of every post.
My to-watch-list is almost full, but if you have a film you'd like to recommend, please do so in the comments, and I just might add it to the queue. And as always, be sure to check out the many other blogs that are partaking in the Countdown to Halloween for what's sure to be a lot of fun tricks and treats. A complete list can be found in the sidebar of their homepage.
I'll leave you with a clip from a movie I saw six times the summer it came out in 1982. And I love this clip mainly for the moment when mom changes the channel on what Carol Anne is watching.
See you back here tomorrow!