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THE QUICK & DIRTY DEETS
- 21 movies reviewed
- 10 Bechdel Passes (Approx)
- Introduction of Blackdel
- No jump scares, CGI or gore!
Well, it’s official – this little blog’s been chugging out posts intermittently for a full year, now. (Fine – almost.) In honor of this unanticipated occasion, here are some lists and some awards. Everyone likes awards, don’t they?
In preface: “Best Of” categories are divided into two. The “Recent” category is reserved for films released in 2016 only. “All Time” refers to movies released in 2015 or before.
Hooked On Horror: Official, Very-Official 1st Annual Best Of Film Winners: 2016 Edition
BEST ALL TIME MOVIE REVIEWED: Murder Party
BEST RECENT MOVIE REVIEWED: Holidays
runner up/close second: HUSH
WORST RECENT MOVIE: Don’t Breathe
BEST MOVIE I MEANT TO REVIEW ALL YEAR BUT NEVER DID: Session 9
Now Some Blog Stats
MOST VIEWS (DAILY): 14 – December 11th – Probably just me from a different IP
MOST VIEWS (MONTHLY): 30 – December 2016
runner up/second place: November
MOST POSTS/REVIEWS (MONTHLY): 4 (a mul-tie)
That’s all I got for ya, folks. I guess I could be a little more imaginative and churn out some more categories for you, but I have this super-long list to tack on to the end of this post, so I think it’ll plenty long enough as it is, or will be. First, a serious moment. What’s going to change here for 2017?
I’ve got three commitments I’m willing to make, Best Beloved. Hear me out.
First, I promise not to post any less frequently.
For the second, I have a sizable reading project on my plate for 2017 – to bring my reading up-to-date with Stephen King’s current catalog. I cut my teeth on King novels (no surprise, probably?) and at one point used to brag I’d read everything he’d even written, with a few categorical omissions for joint projects, so on. There is simply no stopping the man, however, and I’ve fallen behind. In 2017, I want to catch up. And what that means is I’m going to broaden the scope of this blog a little bit; I’ll be publishing intermittent reviews of other means of horror consumption, most prominently the novel. I refuse to establish any limits to this purview, for the time being
As my third, I’m going to introduce a new post format – side-by-side breakdowns of original films and their remakes. Again, this’ll be an occasional change, nothing more, but it is an idea I’ve wanted to pursue for some time.
On a related note, perhaps my 3(b), I’d like to one day be brave enough to share my honest opinions of the 1959 and 1999 House on Haunted Hill films. For now, let us say Ebert, IMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes have shamed my taste to silence.
I am looking forward to a bone-tingling 2017 with you, O Beloved. I wish you the best.
HORROR MOVIES I WASN’T TOO LAZY TO WATCH IN 2016 BUT WAS TOO LAZY TO REVIEW: A LIST (PARTIAL)
From Dusk til Dawn
The Legend of Hell House
AHS: Lady Gaga
The Taking of Deborah Logan
The Houses October Built
Bates Motel: Creepy 3
The Seasoning House
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
A Lonely Place to Die
Behind The Mask
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
Cabin In the Woods
The Theatre Bizarre