Thinking a(decapitated)head

I’ve mentioned that this year’s Halloween Month is going to feature reviews of all the Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween movies. Well, so I don’t have to play catch-up in October, I’ve decided to start really early, so tonight I intend to watch Friday the 13th. I’ve seen it before and it’s definitely not a favorite of mine, but I want to do this scientifically.

The question is this: at what point will I go foaming, eye-gougingly insane? Will it occur during the pointlessness of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, which features not Jason Voorhees but a lame copycat killer? Or will life become meaningless during Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which has nothing to do with Michael Myers?

I can promise you this: these won’t just be the same sort of straight review w/ photos deal I did last year. I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve that should make this year’s Halloween Month a bit more interesting.

DG and I celebrated our three-year anniversary yesterday. It was three years ago that she took her comprehensive exams for her Ph.D and decided she was now free to flirt with that cute boy who’d sublet the spare room in the apartment she shared with her friends. That boy of course fell for her immediately, or rather already had, though his attempts to show it—such as showing off the way he’d strung up a Superman action figure on fishing line so it looked like it was flying—failed miserably. And then that boy left and I came along and swept DG off her feet. (I kid of course. I was that kid with the Superman figure.)

Somehow I’ve managed to keep her around. I guess I must be doing something right, even if that something is just lookin’ so good. Or maybe it’s the action figure collection. Girls love that…right?

On a side note, my good friend Kate leaves for a week-long trip to the UK this weekend. She’ll be visiting a lot of the same places I did when I was there in summer 2000, including Salisbury and Hay-on-Wye in Wales. Please join me in wishing her a great trip!

  1. While Halloween III is fairly terrible, it does feature one of Carpenter’s trademark downer endings – which I absolutely loved. Granted, he didn’t direct the flick, but he did write and executive produce it. Anyway, he closes the flick out with that same feeling of ambiguity that he ended The Thing with. We don’t know what’s going to happen next but we have a feeling it won’t be good. I imagine Sopranos fans would hate it.

    Here’s an interesting fact about Halloween III: Season of the Witch. With all the cookie-cutter serial killer flicks that were popping up en masse following the success of Halloweens 1 and 2 as well as the F13 series, Carpenter decided he wanted to take his property in a different direction. He envisioned Halloween being an annual series that would tell a stand-alone horror story – not tied to the Michael Myers mythos. Season of the Witch would be the first installment.

    Because it didn’t feature Michael Myers, fans rebelled and the movie tanked.

    I think that had he released that film without the Halloween tag, simply called it Season of the Witch, it may have done a bit better at the box office.

    Anyway – like I said, enjoy that ending. It’s a killer.

  2. Kate left a comment on June 15, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Aww, thanks, dude! I’m practically humming with anticipation, gazing lovingly at my packed bags sitting beside me in my cube and wondering dear god WHY must I be at work this day?

    Speaking of decapitated heads – have you heard of this Fido movie? Looks FUN!

    Maybe by the time I hit stateside (and you come back from your sojourn in the south) it’ll be playing around here!

  3. Mumma left a comment on June 15, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Hmmm…when Dad and I hit our 3 year anniversary, we had been married for 2 weeks!!

  4. Thanks for pointing that out, Mom. Subtle…

  5. Mumma left a comment on June 15, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    We were also 22 and had just graduated from college! Your way might be better!

  6. Big Guy left a comment on June 18, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    But isnt 30 the new 20?

  7. Mumma left a comment on June 18, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Only in maturity factors….

  8. Big Guy left a comment on June 19, 2007 at 8:06 am


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