It’s been a while since we’ve talked horror on this site, but that’s about to change in a big way. In our inaugural post I talked about the annual horror marathon I participate in each year over at Letterboxd. Founded and organized by Cinemonster, each year the challenge is to watch and review 31 horror films between September 15th and Halloween. Easy so far, but there’s a catch: each year there are different rules and restrictions that must be met in order to successfully complete the marathon.
If you’re into horror, this is a great way to get exposed to different films and get involved with a community of gore hounds that take visceral pleasure in a common interest. Letterboxd is free to join, and the link with the rules and setup can be found here. Over here at Nine Circles, I’ll be doing a summary each week of the films I’ve watched and reviewed: we’re going all over space and time for this list, so chances are good (if we’re lucky) there’ll be a few films you’ve never heard of, and maybe a fresh take on some you have. My list is here, and I have a shot of the films I’ll be watching below:
So check back here every Sunday for some recaps, thoughts, and fun stuff as we dive into some classics, pulpy b-grade fun, and more than likely a few clunkers. It’s all in the name of horror, after all, and we should be use to it by now.
If there’s anything you recommend or would like to see covered, let me know: as long as I can adhere to the rules the films themselves are flexible. The only caveat I have is generally I try to do films I haven’t seen before, but since we’re all close friends here I can probably bend that rule a bit…
Until then, keep it Blood Red.