Sean and I are watching and reviewing 31 Halloween movies in 31 days. We’re fans of the horror genre, so we’ve watched our share of the paranormal, man-eating animals, zombies, vampires, slashers, cannibals, haunted houses, exorcisms, psycho killers, maniacs, and killer musicals. This year, our selection is at random… very random. So don’t expect a slew of predictable 5 star horror flicks.
So far, we’ve reviewed The Strangers, The Walking Dead Pilot, and Night of the Comet. We love suggestions, so leave them on http://31daysofhalloweenmovies.blogspot.com/.
Here’s our rating system:
The Jack-o-lantern Rating System
0: Neither scary or entertaining.
1: Provided some scare factor but no entertainment.
2: Mild scares and entertainment.
3: Scary and over-the-top entertainment.
4: Pretty God damn scary and entertaining, a roller coaster ride.
5: Outstanding movie in a Horror Category, deserving of an Oscar or equivalent. (Double checking the doors are locked, cell phone is charged, crosses up, and a priest and paranormal team on speed dial.)
Wednesday was an emotional day for supporters, family, and friends of Troy Davis, who was executed in Georgia that night after the Supreme Court decided not to intervene. He maintained his innocence until the end. There were many powerful photos from the day. Here’s a collage of photos that I put together (click photo).
Colorlines’ Kai Wright and Jamilah King also wrote an insightful post about how the case illustrates problems with the capital punishment system. I thought this post from The Atlantic by Andrew Cohen was also a good commentary on the issue.
“There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.” – Troy Davis