Feature by: Adam Balz, Matt Bailey, Sam Bett, David Carter, Matthew Derby, Jonathan Foltz, Leo Goldsmith, Glenn Heath Jr., Victoria Large, Michael Nordine, Thomas Scalzo, Rumsey Taylor, and Megan Weireter
Posted on: 01 October 2010
October 2010 marks our seventh consecutive survey of the horror genre, its customary monsters, misconceived sequels, and genuine – if sparing – moments of terror. Our purpose with this feature was initially one of novelty, an attempt to broadly illustrate the gamut of what is dually one of cinema’s most innovative and derivative genres, expressed over the course of a single month. Seven years on, the novelty of our survey has proven consistent, but the volume of our coverage thus far – over one-hundred and eighty days of horror, to which we will now add over thirty more – speaks demonstrably to the depth, variety, and longevity of the horror genre.
Volume VII of 31 Days of Horror will proceed in much the same fashion as its precursors, and will be anchored by four sidebars published in tandem throughout the month. They are as follows:
Herewith, please share in our enjoyment of one of our favorite cinematic genres, one that readily fosters discovery. As has become custom, the scare chords, second deaths, and pools of blood beyond the suspected capacity of the human body are all promised.
Please refer to this page during the month, as we tally each review, subgenre, and year of release.
Introduction by Rumsey Taylor
By Adam Balz, Matt Bailey, Sam Bett, David Carter, Matthew Derby, Jonathan Foltz, Leo Goldsmith, Glenn Heath Jr., Victoria Large, Michael Nordine, Thomas Scalzo, Rumsey Taylor, and Megan Weireter ©2010 NotComing.com
The Thin Blue Line1988
The Ninth Configuration1980
Dying Room Only1973
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave1968
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1920
I Know What You Did Last Summer1997
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark1973
To the Devil a DaughterUK / West Germany
The Town that Dreaded Sundown1976
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later1998
Frankenstein Created Woman1967
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer1998
Let Me In2010
The Phantom of the Opera1925