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31 Days of Horror Event: Get Pumped for a Marathon of Horror

Letter from the editor:

Wow! It’s already been a year, and although I feel older than I should, it certainly doesn’t feel like a long time has passed since our last ’31 Days of Horror’ marathon. I had a blast writing short reviews for films such as The Happiness of the Katakuris, Child’s Play 2and The Eye 2, and I know many of you were just as happy reading them.

Unfortunately, I was overwhelmed with how big of a task writing 31 reviews ended being, and didn’t make it through the entire month. So in light of last year’s failed attempt, this year I’ve already started reviewing and am receiving assistance from some of our best writers at AC.

On top of the overwhelming nature of last year’s quantity of reviews, I was disappointed in myself that I hadn’t reviewed more than just films — due to a lack of time, ultimately — and decided this year we’ll better represent Another Castle’s approach to ‘All things nerd.’ Although we’ll continue mini-reviewing films, we’re expanding our material to reflect Another Castle’s coverage and are now including games, manga, anime, comics, and more! We know you’ll love reading these reviews as much as we did writing and planning, and hope you’re just as excited for ’31 Days of Horror’ as Jason is at the start of summer camp season!

Here’s how it’s going down:

  1. Review Length — Quality reviews take some time to write out; a lot of time, actually. Despite wanting to write a quality review for all 31 titles, it just isn’t entirely possible. Each review will be approximately 450 words, making them more of a mini-review than a full one.
  2. Breakdowns — Again, these reviews will be short and will only include a limited amount of information / overall impressions — think of it as more of a synopsis and a brief why to watch, play, or read. However, we’ll be sure to provide the most important information such as story, gore & scares, and our overall thoughts.
  3. Thorough — No, not in really any way. But we’ll be sure to include the most pertinent info on the media in the shortest amount of time.
  4. All Things Nerd — In keeping with our slogan, we will be representing geek mediums across the board. Joining our live-action horror film theme from 2013, you can look forward to comics, anime, manga, tabletop, and even Twitch streams joining the slew of reviews. We’re pretty stoked about the varying amount of content and think we found at least one thing for every reader here to enjoy!

EDIT: Unfortunately, the recommendation that was given for Why Don’t You Play in Hell? as a horror film was incorrect; it’s an action movie, albeit a gory one, not a horror movie. Replacing the October 7 addition will be another Sion Sono film titled Cold Fish. However, we’d still highly recommend the original film (WDYPIH?) to anyone looking for a fantastically bizarre action comedy. In short, it was phenomenal. 

Additionally, we couldn’t get enough players together to play Zombicide, so that will be replaced by the film Rigor Mortis.

October

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief at Another Castle | Twitter: @ComradeJen

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11 Comments on “31 Days of Horror Event: Get Pumped for a Marathon of Horror”

  1. 09/10/2014 at 5:02 PM #

    Reblogged this on Coiled 薔薇 Rose and commented:

    REALLY excited for the 31 Days of Horror on Another Castle. I’ll be handling Grindhouse and The Strain on the 13th and the 26th! And I’ll also be writing up a few extra movies to coincide with the Twitch Stream nights.

  2. 09/10/2014 at 7:13 PM #

    So pumped for this !

  3. 09/10/2014 at 7:16 PM #

    Ha! Good!

  4. 09/10/2014 at 7:28 PM #

    Yeah so excited. I horror films.

  5. 09/10/2014 at 7:33 PM #

    How Is this going down ? Do you ever have guest bloggers for some of these ?

  6. 09/10/2014 at 7:34 PM #

    Reblogged this on Movies Dragons and Dietcoke and commented:
    Another Castle’s 31 days of horror event ! Check out this blog guys.

  7. 09/10/2014 at 7:52 PM #

    We don’t, however, we’re always looking for new writers.
    http://thisisanothercastle.com/967-2/contributing-writers-wanted/

  8. 09/15/2014 at 8:21 AM #

    Reblogged this on The Mind of the Hybrid One and commented:
    Be ready this October as Another Castle enters their 31 Days of Horror. Tune in every day of October for reviews horror-related from movies, comics, games, anime and manga and yes, I will write something for here also. I’m not telling you yet, it’s more of a surprise and spoiling surprises aren’t fun at all.
    Be on the look out for 31 Days of Horror, only on Another Castle.
    thisisanothercastle.com

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