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31 Days of Horror (Day 1)

It's that time of the year again. Scratch that, it's MY FAVORITE time of the year. That's right, it's October; the month of horror. And since my horror movie watching has gone down drastically the past six months, I figured I'd bring back a concept I tried Senior Year of High School: watching a horror movie every day of the month of October


1. A Nightmare On Elm Street

I figured I'd start this one out right and do a classic as a solid start to my movie challenge. Add to that the fact that my girlfriend hadn't ever seen it and it's a match made in heaven.

The one thing that struck me this time that had never done so before was just how beautiful this film is. When I think of this, I think grainy, poorly lit, but done so with reason. This time however I saw the brilliant color schemes and truly beautiful shots. This can most likely be attributed to the fact that I viewed this for the first time in 1080p and dear god is this the best this film has ever looked. Makes me rather anxious to watch some of the others in the series in HD (Dream Warriors I'm looking at you, you beautiful bastard.)

As with most viewings, I just fell in love with this film all over again. And sure, the music is a bit dated and corny, but that just adds to the overall charm. Freddy's voice reverberates throughout the sound design and makes for a creepy atmosphere. I'd say the biggest thing to come out of this latest viewing is my appreciation for the technical aspect. Hell, Tina's death is absolutely beautiful.

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