30 Day Horror Challenge 2014
Day 19 - A horror movie that gives you nightmares
Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio. I’m not joking. While I am not immune to nightmares, I can’t honestly recall any horror film being the source of them. Lamb Chop is the exception. I think I was five at the time.
There were probably other factors surrounding this particular nightmare (like this old videogame commercial with an old lady eating worms) that all coalesced together in a stew. Regardless, what I remember in the dream was Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop who might (I’m not sure) have been in the Haunted Studio. In this dream there was a portrait of a man who my mind identified as being “the guy with brains on his face” although I suppose it looked more like black worms were covering his face. He had bulging eyes and might have had a mustache or a beard. Despite being a portrait, he was speaking in a high voice going “WHOO! WHOO! WHOO!” In the dream, I was watching all of this on television and I was so scared that my dad had to carry me out of the room. On the wall in our house was — you guessed it — the same portrait of the guy with brains on his face. I might have woke up from this nightmare crying but I’m not sure.
So there you have it. Out of all the nightmares I’ve had in my life, this is really the only one that I’ve been able to remember with the most clarity. And it involved Lamb Chop.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 19 - A horror movie that gives you nightmares

Lamb Chop in the Haunted Studio. I’m not joking. While I am not immune to nightmares, I can’t honestly recall any horror film being the source of them. Lamb Chop is the exception. I think I was five at the time.

There were probably other factors surrounding this particular nightmare (like this old videogame commercial with an old lady eating worms) that all coalesced together in a stew. Regardless, what I remember in the dream was Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop who might (I’m not sure) have been in the Haunted Studio. In this dream there was a portrait of a man who my mind identified as being “the guy with brains on his face” although I suppose it looked more like black worms were covering his face. He had bulging eyes and might have had a mustache or a beard. Despite being a portrait, he was speaking in a high voice going “WHOO! WHOO! WHOO!” In the dream, I was watching all of this on television and I was so scared that my dad had to carry me out of the room. On the wall in our house was — you guessed it — the same portrait of the guy with brains on his face. I might have woke up from this nightmare crying but I’m not sure.

So there you have it. Out of all the nightmares I’ve had in my life, this is really the only one that I’ve been able to remember with the most clarity. And it involved Lamb Chop.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014
Day 18 - A movie with unsettling scenery
Session 9. It was shot in a real-life abandoned insane asylum. Imagine staying the night there.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 18 - A movie with unsettling scenery

Session 9. It was shot in a real-life abandoned insane asylum. Imagine staying the night there.

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Day 17 - A bad ass post/pre-kill one-liner

"Goddamn, motherfucker got blood all over my best clown suit!"

This scene from House of 1000 Corpses is in my opinion one of the best in the film. That it’s the scene right before the opening credits kind of gives you an idea of the film’s shortcomings; its best asset, Sid Haig, is vastly underused. Fortunately the sequel rectified this by placing Captain Spaulding front and center.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 16 - A frightening dream sequence/hallucination

It would have to be this scene from Inland Empire (which, to be honest, I have no idea what it’s about after seeing it). I’m putting it under a cut as I know a lot of people are freaked out by it. 

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30 Day Horror Challenge 2014
Day 15 - A painfully suspenseful movie
Technically this isn’t a horror film, but The Chaser (추격자) does a better job of keeping the audience on their toes than most ‘real’ horror films out today.
The plot: Joong-ho, A dirty ex-detective turned pimp, believes that someone is stealing his girls. He quickly finds who he believes to be responsible and brings him to the police only for the suspect, Young-min, to admit to have been killing the girls and that he is currently holding one of them, Mi-jin, captive. The police (who are useless in this film; the film serves as an indictment of the police in South Korea) can only hold him for twelve hours barring any actual evidence. It’s up to Joong-ho to find enough evidence to implicate Young-min and rescue Mi-jin.
Given that this is a foreign film, and one that most haven’t seen, I won’t delve any further into the plot. I will say that while is an extremely gut-wrenching film (it’s Korean, did you expect anything less?), one moment in particular held me in suspense more than any other film I can remember. You’ll know it when you see it. Definitely recommended.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 15 - A painfully suspenseful movie

Technically this isn’t a horror film, but The Chaser (추격자) does a better job of keeping the audience on their toes than most ‘real’ horror films out today.

The plot: Joong-ho, A dirty ex-detective turned pimp, believes that someone is stealing his girls. He quickly finds who he believes to be responsible and brings him to the police only for the suspect, Young-min, to admit to have been killing the girls and that he is currently holding one of them, Mi-jin, captive. The police (who are useless in this film; the film serves as an indictment of the police in South Korea) can only hold him for twelve hours barring any actual evidence. It’s up to Joong-ho to find enough evidence to implicate Young-min and rescue Mi-jin.

Given that this is a foreign film, and one that most haven’t seen, I won’t delve any further into the plot. I will say that while is an extremely gut-wrenching film (it’s Korean, did you expect anything less?), one moment in particular held me in suspense more than any other film I can remember. You’ll know it when you see it. Definitely recommended.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014
Day 14 - An egregious misuse of the “based on true events” claim
I actually like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but I do find it funny how many people still think this was actually based off a real story.

As you may know, there was a guy named Ed Gein notorious for exhuming bodies and making clothes and items from their skin and bones. He also killed two women. That’s really the extent of his connection to Leatherface. He didn’t chase people with a chainsaw, he didn’t live with a family of serial killers, and he wasn’t a cannibal.

Despite that, even in the age of the internet, I’ve still come across people who think Leatherface as presented in the films was a real person. For example, the remake has black and white ‘news footage’ of Leatherface bookending the film. People have told me that it’s real footage. And so forth.

There have been multiple “based on true events” horror films but it’s this one that seems to have stuck with people as being non-fiction the most.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 14 - An egregious misuse of the “based on true events” claim

I actually like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but I do find it funny how many people still think this was actually based off a real story.

As you may know, there was a guy named Ed Gein notorious for exhuming bodies and making clothes and items from their skin and bones. He also killed two women. That’s really the extent of his connection to Leatherface. He didn’t chase people with a chainsaw, he didn’t live with a family of serial killers, and he wasn’t a cannibal.

Despite that, even in the age of the internet, I’ve still come across people who think Leatherface as presented in the films was a real person. For example, the remake has black and white ‘news footage’ of Leatherface bookending the film. People have told me that it’s real footage. And so forth.

There have been multiple “based on true events” horror films but it’s this one that seems to have stuck with people as being non-fiction the most.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014
Day 13 - A formidable antagonist
I’d have to say Jigsaw from the Saw series. When you get down to it, he was never defeated — even his death was orchestrated by him. And even after that, he still had things going on from beyond the grave. Given that he’s an old man dying of cancer with no supernatural abilities to speak of, that’s not too shabby.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 13 - A formidable antagonist

I’d have to say Jigsaw from the Saw series. When you get down to it, he was never defeated — even his death was orchestrated by him. And even after that, he still had things going on from beyond the grave. Given that he’s an old man dying of cancer with no supernatural abilities to speak of, that’s not too shabby.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014
Day 12 - Horror movie plot you would least like to end up in
That’d probably go to Hellraiser. Being killed by Jason is one thing but at least you wouldn’t end up being tortured for all eternity in Hell.

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 12 - Horror movie plot you would least like to end up in

That’d probably go to Hellraiser. Being killed by Jason is one thing but at least you wouldn’t end up being tortured for all eternity in Hell.

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30 Day Horror Challenge 2014
Day 11 - Wonderful use of lighting
It’s not really a horror film (but it is very scary) but I thought the original Cape Fear made excellent use of lighting (or lack thereof).

30 Day Horror Challenge 2014

Day 11 - Wonderful use of lighting

It’s not really a horror film (but it is very scary) but I thought the original Cape Fear made excellent use of lighting (or lack thereof).

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Around and around we go … where Twisty stops, nobody knows. Step right up to the Freak Show this Wed at 10p.   

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Around and around we go … where Twisty stops, nobody knows. Step right up to the Freak Show this Wed at 10p.   

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