Post #377: Letterboxd Year In Review

Yeah yeah, year-end lists are a thing, and I struggled a bit to come up with one that didn’t annoy me. In my frustration I turned to Letterboxd for a kind of Year In Review. My Letterboxd Diary is interesting. To me at least. It starts on October 16, 2018 with the movie Trigger Man which was recommended by my friend and colleague William when we were working at the late great Naro Video. I had just found out what Letterboxd was, and started using it that very day.

At first I considered listing only horror movies, but decided against that. I did however set up some loose guidelines for myself. For the most part, I only listed movies I’d never seen before and not movies I’ve rewatched. There are some exceptions here and there, but there are absolutely no criteria for why any of said rewatches got included. So here, for your dining and dancing pleasure, is my favorite horror movie from each month.

Piercing (1/1)

I liked the, uh, point this movie made.

Promising Young Woman (2/13)

I loved this, but man was it bleak. Not sure why I never got around to reviewing it.

The 7th Victim (3/18)

Dunno why it took me so long to finally get to this.

Primer (4/22)

My post about this one includes a flow chart I found online. It don’t help.

WitchTrap (5/15)

I dunno what the hell happened in May, but this is the only movie I have listed for the entire month.

Solomon Kane (6/25)

I did this for blank 2021 Swashbucklathon over at Silver Screen Classics. I really need to get back to doing blogathons. Maybe I’ll even run one.

The Special (7/27)

Sticky. Gooey. Drippy. Gross. Overall a pretty good time.

Repo! The Genetic Opera (8/3)

This came highly recommended by my daughter-in-law. She was not wrong.

The Night House (9/12)

More wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff.

Pigs (10/15)

Aka Daddy’s Deadly Darling.

Wekufe: The Origin Of Evil (11/2)

Loved this! I can scarce overstate how much. Definitely one of my top 5 watches of 2021. I can’t wait to see what Javier Attridge does next.

Triangle (12/9)

Apparently I have more of a thing for time loop movies than I realized.

And that’s my kinda year in review folks. Cheers!


Horror 365 Movie(s) 362: Thrift Store Thursday XVIII

So my youngest daughter is in a dance group at her university, and they put on a show every semester. The school is only a couple of hours away, so I always drive up for it. There’s also a Goodwill there with a pretty sizeable DVD section, so I make sure I go early enough so as to stop in and endeavor to procure some stuff I ain’t got.

As I’ve mentioned previously, that’s getting harder and harder to accomplish. Still, I did manage to pick a few things up.

Anacondas- Who in their right mind would pass this by? Okay, almost anyone in their right mind. We here at Castle Blogferatu, however…well, if you know, you know.

Blood & Chocolate- Werewolves. Not a big fan. But I’ve heard nothing but good things about this, and for $2, one can’t really go too terribly wrong.

Cry_Wolf- I don’t know much at all about this movie other than the fact that one of the horror nerd YouTubers I follow (can’t for the life of me recall which one) mentioned liking it.

Fragile- Another one I’m unfamiliar with, but I like Calista Flockhart, and it was part of Fangoria’s Frightfest. Plus it’s Jaume Balagueró (Inside, To Let, the REC series).

Get Out- I’m not sure how I managed to not own this until now. I’ve seen it 5 times, including back to back screenings whilst it was in the theater.

Paranormal Activity 3- Yeah, as the series goes, this one’s a bit less than, but gotta complete the set, right?

Suspect Zero- I had this for a while but somehow managed to lose track of it somewheres. Probably more psychological thriller than straight up horror, but it is Ben Kingsley.

So there’s this week’s haul. More than I’ve been finding lately, so overall I’m pretty happy with it.