Friday, August 15, 2014
A pre-Halloween request.
With fall just around the corner, I've started thinking about a subject to write about this Halloween. This has become my favorite time of year to write on this blog, because I love Halloween and horror, but also because it gets me motivated to do a sizable amount of writing in a month. This year, I've been leaning towards writing a 100 Best Horror Movies of the '90s list, after having a great deal of fun putting together an '80s list last year. The problem is, as I was putting together a rough list the other day, I realized there are far less than 100 horror movies released in the 1990s that I love. Honestly, it was tough coming up with even 50 movies that I really like. As a child of the '90s, I'm as shocked about this as you are, but it turns out that decade produced a fair amount of garbage and considerably more forgettable sequels and rip-offs.
However, it occured to me that most of the movies I don't care for have at least a few devoted fans out there, and I'd probably end up with a much more interesting, eclectic list if I open it up to my readers and friends to choose your own favorites. So, until one month from now (September 15), please share your top ten favorite '90s horror movies, either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter or Facebook if we're friends there. I'll tally up the results and write commentary for each movie - also, if you might be interested in writing about why one of the movies on your list is special to you, please let me know.
- You don't have to rank your list, as that won't affect how I'm tallying the votes, but feel free if you want to.
- In determining release dates, I usually go with the original non-festival commercial debut anywhere in the world, according to IMDb, but if you think there's a title that merits an exception, let me know.
- As the decade was the heyday of network adaptations of books by Stephen King and Dean Koontz, I'll allow TV movies/miniseries.
- Feel free to define "horror" however you like.
Thanks in advance for contributing - I can't wait to see how the list turns out!