Last year in the month of October I watched a horror movie each day to help get me into the spooky Halloween state of mind. Tom and I even wrote about them on the front page. I really enjoyed it.
Hopefully a few of you all did too.
Involving the Qt3 forum community in things last year sort of almost happened accidentally. I wasn’t originally planning it to be on the QT3 front page, so I sort of worked up my own core list, and then asked for suggestions to fill in cracks. You all helped a lot with that, but the list still pretty much felt a lot like my list and not so much an organic list from folks here.
This year I think we’re going to try something similar, and I definitely have a thesis in mind (which we’ll get to when we actually start writing, but only mild spoilers ahead for now.) Since I’m planning on this for being a QT3 thing from the inception, though, I’m hoping to lean on you all a lot more this time.
So, check it out: Once again, looking for a movie a day, so let’s say 30 movies.
This year, though, instead of tracing a line of olde timey movies from the 1950s into the 1980s, we’re instead going to go all-modern.
Thus, I’d love to hear your picks for the best horror movies of the last 15 years or so. In fact, let’s say we set August of 1999 as our start date. Whatcha got? I’m looking for good and great movies. If they’re scary, that’s obviously a plus for making a horror movie good to great, so scary should be a primary factor, too.
I’m also looking for a diverse mix. Movies from other countries. Hollywood studio system movies. Indie movies. Movies from a variety of horror subgenres.
More notes? Sure.
My likely partner in writing crime for this venture tends to write about a lot of modern horror movies from the last 15 years on films as they come out, for the front page. I don’t see any way of avoiding not doing films that have been reviewed on the front page or even talked about in a Qt3 Movie Podcast. In these cases, though, I guess I’m looking for something with…heft to it. If it’s a movie that fits those descriptions, I’m especially looking for movies that invite more discussion, that perhaps invite commiseration, or even better, invite dissenting views.
Finally: I think if we’re doing our homework, we’re going to come up with WAY more than 30 movies. Way more. There’s definitely going to be some curation of the final list. Maybe some voting or perhaps just continued input from you all. We’re not going to watch sparkly vampires. There are already two different movie franchises where I think I’m going to con us into watching two movies the same day, so that we’re actually going to squeeze 32 movies into this.
I’d like to know what the final list will be by mid-September, which is why I’m posting this up a bit early. Last year I found myself watching a few movies in the morning and writing about them right up until a few minutes before we posted on the front page. I’d like to get a bit out in front of that for my own sanity this year, so I apologize for asking you to think about autumn in the summer…but here I am, the forum equivalent of a pumpkin craft beer on store shelves in August.
Horror movies. Really good ones. Since August of 1999. Go!