The lovely folks at The United Nations of Horror produce great things, including a very entertaining podcast on horror cinema. You should follow them and listen to their every word. When I informed them on their Facebook page (a fun and very welcoming horror fan community) that Around the World in 31 Days would be my theme for this year’s Halloween blog project, they were quick to suggest Austrian film Angst. And here I am to take us through this stark, ugly, realist beast.
Welcome to Chillerpop’s Around the World in 31 Days blog project. See what I did here? October 1 on October 1.
One thing I was very excited to do with this project was to watch and reflect on horror films from lands and countries far removed from me. I did a lot of research on what horror films from African countries are available and worth watching. Nigeria came up a lot, as there is a ‘Nollywood’ industry. There is a zombie movie named Ojuju that looks quite good and has received acclaim. Alas, not available to any of my streaming means, but, October 1 is available on Amazon Prime.
I am a fan of director Joe Berlinger. His work touches on many of my major true crime and cultural obsessions; plus, I will defend the awesome and 100% original Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows to the death. Now, in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile he turns his attention on one of the big names in dark Americana: serial killer Ted Bundy, who is presently having cultural moment. Continue reading