It's a simple, yet daunting question that every horror fan has dealt with: What's your favorite horror movie? Doesn't get any more straightforward than that, right? Well, you see, that's how this whole thing got started: A simple, offhand exchange on Twitter between myself and Brutal as Hell head honcho Marc Patterson. But what it turned into is the wonderful thing I'm about to explain to you: The Lucky 13.
It's not as easy as it seems to just pick a single favorite horror movie (at least, it wasn't for us). At first, we thought it might be a fun idea to write about our respective favorite horror movies, but then we got a little more ambitious/non-committal. What if, instead of harshly limiting it to just one favorite, we divided the horror genre up into a series of popular subgenres, and then picked out favorites for each of those? And what if we invited other contributors to VOH and BAH to take part as well? What if the whole thing even got its very own spiffy banner (courtesy of Britt Hayes of BAH)?
Here's what will be happening. Starting next weekend, we'll be spotlighting a different subgenre each Saturday for 13 weeks, both here and at Brutal as Hell. Our respective gangs of know-it-alls will pick their favorites, and defend their choices. Grand debate and controversy will subsequently ensue. It's a cross-posting bonanza to last the summer through!
So join us here each week, my friends, you're sure to get a smile. Or something like that. Anyway, we'll be kicking things off next Saturday with our favorite grindhouse/exploitation films. Be there or be square!
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