31 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN – 19 – Look Into the Fear

Horror, which over the years of history has turned from a legitimate source of entertainment into a cheap thrill in the public eye, is a genre I love. In terms of film, I love it for two distinct reasons separating any experience I get from a horror movie – If it’s not a good movie, I get honestly a great sense of cynicism tearing it apart from how it does not work, looking inside and figuring out how it represents the horror culture in the end to what always looks like its final grave. But then, when you find a real diamond in the rough, a real gem, something legitimately scary. Then you’re going to get somewhere with finding out how it makes your hair stand, your skin crawl, then you’re going to watch reactions after finding out and discover to your joy… the trick still works.

For the next 31 days, I will be giving a day by day review of select horror films in all of the spectrum, from slasher to “Gates of Hell”, from Poe to Barker, from Whale to West, from 1919 to 2014…

This is the 31 Nights of Halloween. If I am to admit anything, I am to admit how I completely took an ambitious task by allowing myself to work on this project everyday alongside everything else I am in the middle of. Regardless, these gallery exercise are only done when a particular assignment or project I am in the middle of during time I would otherwise dedicate to Motorbreath requires that I give it my full and utmost attention. Therefore, I wish to keep all of you scared that I’ll just be a tumblr page on WordPress that I am only doing these galleries when I really really feel like I can’t otherwise give my 100 percent to an article right now…

At this point, it’s because I have another video I’m working on right now for Motorbreath.

Well, now that the frankness is out of the way, anybody who is still here is free to enjoy the fact that, like all genres, horror has its own visual language, it’s own vocabulary of sorts. And better yet, it differs a lot based on the intentions of the horror. What results are some of the best damn looking shots we’ve yet to be seen allowed in any other conservative genre, full of color and shadow and emotions…

Hence, I chose to raid my DVD collection, finally being able to screencap on this computer and behold ten of my favorite shots in a horror film.

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Look great, don’t it?

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