We're five days into October and I haven't watched a single fucking horror movie. Which makes me wish I was back in Ireland because I could set all that right over the course of a weekend, because it's time for Horrorthon 2010Of course, I could set that right over the course of a weekend myself, but watching 29 horror films in five days on your own is pretty tough going.. Here's this year's programme and some useful links:
Thursday October 21st
Friday October 22nd
Saturday October 23rd
Sunday October 24th
19.15 Surprise Film
01.30 Blood info
Monday October 25th
12.30 Horrorthon Short Film Showcase
There's a lot of good stuff on there (and a lot of cheese too). Best of all, it looks like the organisers have done a better job this year of balancing each day so there is at least some semblance of logic behind the programme. So, well done to them on thatBut seriously, Screwballs 2?! Are you just openly mocking your audience now?.
Obviously, being a few thousand miles away and having not timed my trip back to Ireland properly, I'm not going to be able to go to any of these movies (and believe me, I'd love to be going -- this is the first time in years I've felt sad about missing the Horrorthon). But if I were going, the three films I'd be most psyched to check out Shadow, Amer and Monsters. Having said that, there's at least three films each day that I'd be very happy to check out.
As for the surprise film... well, now's the time to start guessing. Given their history of going for Irish premieres and the sub-115 minute runtime, my guess is it will either be Let Me In, Burke and Hare or Saw 3D.
Please, God, don't let it be Saw 3D.