10/1/13

Don't Go In The Lightning Bug's Lair Begins!

We've made it another year back to that best of months, October. Along with all the great things the month brings; monster cereals, tons of candy, horror movies all over TV, costumes, and pumpkins, it also brings back to the LBL my yearly feature, The Halloween Top 13. Now, in past years I've done my countdown on the last 13 days leading up to Halloween, but the Bugg has got some big irons in the fire this year, and instead of wall to wall horror flicks, I'm going to spread the Halloween Top 13 across the month of October. In past years, I've covered my favorite horror films, sequels, remakes, satanic films, and giant monster movies, and at one point when mulling over this years choice, I thought to myself, "I don't know what to do next." That simple and rather inconclusive sentence lead me to think of this faux trailer directed by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead) for Rodriguez and Tarantino's Grindhouse, and in doing so, it lead me to this years challenging theme. Take a look.



In an interview with About.com, Edgar Wright had this to say about his trailer for Don't, “Sometimes you see some of those trailers for European films and you're thinking, ‘I have no idea what the f**k that is about." Don't always worked for me because of the strange European flavor as Wright mentions, but also because of the many films, released primarily in the Seventies, which used the contracted word for "do not" to begin their title. I knew I had seen many of them, but it made me wonder if there were 13 films that would fit the bill for inclusion in a Halloween Top 13 countdown.



Turns out, there are 14, so somebody who put "Don't" at the beginning of their horror film title didn't make the cut (maybe I'll reveal that stinker somewhere along the line this month), but thirteen other films did. So every couple days this month, look out for another entry in the countdown as we approach Halloween. Of course, for those of you who follow me on Facebook and the Twitter, there will be more spooky shenanigans going on every day. So if you haven't followed me or liked me, take a second to do so.

You DON'T want to miss any of the Halloween festivities.

You DON'T want to let any of this month's reviews slide past you.

You DON'T want to hesitate in telling your friends about Don't Go In the Lightning Bug's Lair.

DON'T forget to spend your Halloween season with The Bugg.

(Back tomorrow with the first film!)

3 comments:

  1. I don't think I can handle the suspense!!! :)

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  2. Yay! I am ridiculously excited about this. All my hedgehogs and I will be checking out all the DON'T goodness. Happy Halloween!

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  3. I DON'T want to deny my love for this idea.

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