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The Month in Movies: Shocktober 2013

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My friends and I have been dedicating the month of October to the horror genre and calling it Shocktober for several years now.  I started this blog in February and from the start I was excited about sharing my Shocktober experience with anyone and everyone.

I have been saying for a while that this year has to make up for last year’s abysmal performance. I had it in my mind that I barely watched anything last year. As it turns out, I was 27 movies last year. Not all of them were Shocktober movies, but I had been working under the assumption that I had maybe 10 or 11 viewings total last year.

It’s all for the best because this year was the second best Shocktober I’ve ever had. While I didn’t beat my record of 57 viewings in 2011, I did come close with a very respectable 52 viewings. I’m also proud to say that only 3 of those viewings weren’t Shocktober movies. Continue reading

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Adaptations & Remakes: Halloween [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

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Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part IV [Obsessive Friends]

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers” watched on 10/11 Continue reading

OV’s Shocktober: Halloween – 35th Anniversary [Blu-Ray Review]

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I picked up the Halloween: 35th Anniversary blu-ray a few weeks ago and was eager to jump into it and the features. In honor of Shocktober I thought I’d review it for anyone curious about whether they should upgrade their collection or enhance it with this horror movie classic for the first time.

The blu-ray comes in a booklet case with 20 pages stapled inside. The pages are filled with old photos from the movie and an essay written by Stef Hutchinson of the Halloween: 25 Years of Terror documentary.

Read on as I detail the release and the features within it. Let me know what you think of in the comments below and be sure to follow me around the internet.

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Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part III [Obsessive Friends]

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Saw Vwatched on 10/7

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Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part II [Obsessive Friends]

[OBSESSIVE NOTE] Check out Tiny’s latest batch of Shocktober reviews! For more Shocktober-related content, check out the official Shocktober page of the site. And don’t forget to check out Tiny on The Obsessive Viewer Podcast.

– Matt (@ObsessiveViewer)

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Tiny’s Shocktober Musings – Part I [Obsessive Friends: Tiny]

OBSESSIVE NOTE: In honor of Shocktober here on the blog, I asked my friends and podcast co-hosts to write about their experiences with this sacred tradition. Tiny’s approach was to collect his  thoughts on the movies he watches this month and release them in groups. Here is the first installment of Tiny’s Shocktober Musings. 

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