Horror’s Not Dead: All Day Long II

Posted by Peter Hall - March 7th 2008 @ 9:33 pm

Despite a regular diet, the pile of horror yet to be digested grows and grows.  Every few weeks we must gorge upon it, or the neglected buffet may buckle from the weight and something precious will fall to the wayside, going unnoticed for weeks and months.  This is a risk I cannot take.  Which is why we take one day every 6 or so weeks and black out the basement windows for unrelenting hours of horror.  Due to travel the feasting has not taken place since November ’07.  We are with hunger.

That day, retroactively dubbed the original Horror’s Not Dead All Day Long, had a helluva lineup: THE TRIPPER, HATCHET, ABOMINABLE, BLACK WATER, 13 BELOVED, ALONE, SHROOMS, WRONG TURN 2.  It was a fantastic day and even featured a power outage during SHROOMS that lasted for close to two hours, during which the lack of electricity was supplanted with ghost stories.  Turns out pretty much everyone I know has seen a ghost in my house.  Fantastic topic of discussion during a power outage.  Makes the memories of two hours last for weeks.

Tomorrow marks HND:ADL2 and again, I’ve scrapped together what I believe to be a solid line-up.  Buzzed about Indies, imported foreigners, procrastinated studio’ers, a screener or two, and some kinetic steamers to cap off the sure to be drunken night:

9AM :  MOH: FAMILY (just to warm up while getting ready)
10AM : MOH: SOUNDS LIKE (just to warm up while getting ready)
11AM : STORM WARNING
1PM : INTO THE MIRROR
3PM : EXTE: HAIR EXTENSIONS
5PM : SAW IV
7PM : THE MIST
9PM : CROC
11PM : AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION
1AM : DAY OF THE DEAD

Okay, well, not all of those are new to me/the site, but should be to the viewing group at large.  I weighted things a bit heavier early on in the day, when the crowd will (presumably) be less liquored.  INTO THE MIRRROR is the Korean flick Alexandre Aja is currently remaking, so I’m eager to take that in.  And don’t even get me started on EXTE…hair extensions that kill people!?  Sold!


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  1. Bloodh4wk
    March 7th, 2008 | 10:16 pm | #1

    Never shalt thee presume what yet hath not beenithith.

    P.S. Most likely going to go see 10,000 B.C. in the morning and lounge about for the remainder of the day. I’ll see if I can make a flick or two though.

  2. Barry
    March 7th, 2008 | 11:19 pm | #2

    Sounds like a blast. Have fun guys!

  3. Brian
    March 8th, 2008 | 1:31 pm | #3

    Automaton Transfusion was shot, in part, in my hometown of Winter Haven, FL. Let us know how it is.

    This sounds like a good time. Unfortunately we don’t have basements in Florida.

  4. R.J. Sayer
    March 8th, 2008 | 6:32 pm | #4

    I can’t wait to watch The Mist again, this time on DVD, so i can stop and eject it before that bullshit ending. and still enjoy the rest of the film.

    i can’t wait to check out Storm Warning and Automaton Transfusion myself. have you seen Welcome to the Jungle yet? through my old job i got the opportunity to watch a screener of it last february and though there were several moments that dragged and the whole forced-conflict thing got a little old, i really enjoyed it.

    through that same job i got to watch a screener of some scenes from that Day of the Dead remake.

    man, i’m telling you, do NOT watch that piece of shit. and if you ABSOLUTELY MUST, make sure you don’t watch it last.

    trust me, Peter, that is NOT the note you want this thing to go out on.

  5. March 9th, 2008 | 10:14 am | #5

    I’ve got a post about the day in the works, but until then…don’t worry Andy, we never made it to Day of the Dead, which as you’ve said, is probably a great thing.

    Where did you used to work?

  6. R.J. Sayer
    March 12th, 2008 | 4:00 pm | #6

    if you ever do end up watching Day of the Dead, you’ll know just how lucky you were…

    i used to work for Starz. in their acquisition department.

  7. March 12th, 2008 | 4:37 pm | #7

    Hook an internet brotha up with some Starz and/or screeners contacts! Pretty please?

  8. R.J. Sayer
    March 13th, 2008 | 3:39 pm | #8

    unfortunately, most of the contacts i have are on the television side of things. i worked in the Denver main office.

    i do know some people at Starz Media and am very friendly with a few at Anchor Bay.

    you should email me about this, though, to talk about it more in-depth.

    by the way, not sure if you ever saw GOING TO PIECES: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SLASHER FILM or not, but you should definitely check it out. i had a hand in that, and if you watch the end credits carefully, you’ll see me listed in the “Special Thanks” section.

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