Friday, September 30, 2011

Coming in October...The Horror Movie Darwin Awards!

It’s the mooooooooooost wonderful tiiiiiiiiiiiime of the yeeeeeeeeeeeeear! ♫

Yes Cellmates, Halloween season is upon us. First of all, I’d like to apologize for my sparse posting throughout September. October is going to be extremely busy for three main reasons, which I’ll get to in a second. Therefore, I had a lot of things I had to get squared away before the Halloween insanity could begin.

First of all, I’m going to be working at Netherworld, the #1 haunted attraction in America. Click on the name to check out their site. I’ve been at this haunt a long time, and believe me, it’s bigger, scarier, and more intense than ever. I’ll be there every night except 3. If you’ve got the guts...and the nuts, come experience the terror. I’ll most likely be at the door of the downstairs house, Raw Meat. Here’s the 2011 commercial.


Second, I will be participating in HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIE MARATHON MADNESS: THE HACK & SLASH EDITION. My buddy EKG, aka Cavepearl, has put together a contest that involves points being awarded for watching horror movies. Sounds like my kinda competition! While Netherworld leaves me without a hell of a lot of movie watching time, I plan to come out swinging and bring the pain! The main category is slashers, so I do believe it’s time to dust off the VHS collection and kick it old school. Use the link up there to check it out and follow along.

Finally, the part that involves the blog and therefore you, the wonderful readers. Way back before Son of Celluloid was even an idea, every year I enjoyed reading the Halloween countdowns on blogs, Particularly X-Entertainment. A few years back I discovered the official site where all of the blogs doing these countdowns congregate. You see that nifty little picture of Dr. Phibes on the left that says “Cryptkeeper 2011? That will take you to the site. Go there tomorrow and click around. You’ll find a bunch of cool sites hosting Halloween blog events. When I decided to start this blog, one of the things I said I wanted to do from the beginning was participate in the site and the countdown, so that’s exactly what I’m doing.

All throughout October, Son of Celluloid presents The Horror Movie Darwin Awards. If you’re not familiar with The Darwin Awards, they were started in 1985. According to their website, “In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives. Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chances of long-term survival.” Since then the concept has spread to calendars, books, a movie, and many other venues; celebrating great moments in dumbassery.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that people in horror movies aren’t exactly the brightest crowd. Often you’ll find yourself yelling “What are you doing you idiot” at the screen. These are the moments that I’ve assembled into the ultimate compilation of cinematic stupidity. I will be counting down the 31 dumbest thing anyone has ever done in a fright flick. These are specific scenes from specific movies, not a tired list of clichés. We’ll start with #31 tomorrow and work our way to #1 on Halloween. I’ve worked hard putting this event together, and I hope you enjoy.

That’s what’s coming in October. Follow along and comment on the countdown. Enjoy the idiocy. Come get the hell scared out of you at Netherworld and say hi to your favorite horror blogger. While I won’t be doing a lot of posting outside of the countdown, I’m sure I’ll be checking in from time to time. So folks, from all of us here at Son of Celluloid, meaning me, Happy Halloween and enjoy the countdown.

2 comments:

Mr. Gable said...

I'm excited, Anyone else excited?

I'm excited.

pturner1010 said...

Genius! Loving the awards so far!

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