Blood Red: Hooptober Se7en – Week Se7ev

Last night we sat and counted the final minutes until the month changed over.  Another one down, and an extra hour to boot.  Small recompense for the lifeless dread I feel as I write these words.  Maybe I watch horror to capture this feeling in a way I can contain, as opposed to the reality which feels much too big to properly grasp and control.  We ultimately use art for our own ends, and though I was looking forward to moving on to other genres now that Hooptober. was ending I find myself wanted to creep back into the dark once more.  

I’m still here, still masked, wondering when I can take the costume off.

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Blood Red: Hooptober Se7en – Week Six

The end is fast approaching.  Take that any way you like; but (for now) I mean that we’ve hit 30 of the requisite 31 films at this point in Hooptober.  I’m aiming to complete the bonus two films as well as the final official entry next week, so there’s still one more Blood Red left before we part for another year. 

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Blood Red: Hooptober Se7en – Week Five

It was the week of sequels…it was the week of video nasties.  It was also the week of a damn fun anthology film.  October is finally getting to its true form, with temperatures dropping (at least here) and the leaves moving from the beautiful array of colors to crumpled and dead at my feet.  Only a few weeks left to get this marathon completion, and then maybe I can focus on actually writing a metal review or two.

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Blood Red: Hooptober Se7en – Week Four

Greetings and salutations, friends and fiends.  Peeking out from under the covers to see if the world has gotten any better since last week and…uh…yeah, nope.  Gonna just get back under here with my pretzels and beer and VCR and see if playing more horror movies will help improve things.  At least we got some hilarious tweets about that fly in Pence’s hair.

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Blood Red: Hooptober Se7en – Week Three

I don’t know what to tell you.  Anything I can write about in this post can’t and won’t compare to the terror and insanity I’m seeing every time I click on Twitter, or check my news feed on my phone.  The weather has finally moved to the brisk and golden autumn I crave every year, but it’s tainted by a growing horror that we might never escape the insanity of the times.  There’s nothing left to say when you’re watching films about masked killers,  satanic witchcraft and throat emerging aliens just for a spot of normalcy, you know?

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