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How I Create My OcTerror Review List

               Although it may be June, OcTerror is well underway behind the scenes and, after five years, I thought sharing some of my creation process could be fun. Although all of my reviews and posts are scheduled for October, I often begin brainstorming and writing them months in advance. Half the time I’m already thinking… Continue reading How I Create My OcTerror Review List

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I Talk on Film at Fifty

            If you’re looking for a taste of OcTerror in June, I have a treat for you. I had a great opportunity to guest on Brian Rowe’s podcast Film at Fifty, where he observes semicentennial movies. We talked about 1972’s Night of the Lepus, Janet Leigh, and the magic of horror—for almost two hours! This… Continue reading I Talk on Film at Fifty

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Five Years of OcTerror: 15 Favorite Frights

               When I first began OcTerror in 2016, I didn’t really have that much of a plan or a long-term idea. It was simply one of those notions I’d had where I wanted to try something new and learn more about a genre that I’d long been denied and was interested in. Writing about it… Continue reading Five Years of OcTerror: 15 Favorite Frights

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How to Decorate Your TV Stand for Halloween

               This year, instead of decorating all over the Bramford, I focused my efforts on a few easy areas because I knew time was of the essence between everything I had to do. In the past, I’ve posted pictures of my spooky home décor, but for 2021 I thought I’d provide a little guide for… Continue reading How to Decorate Your TV Stand for Halloween

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Classics

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized when compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are thousands… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Classics

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Macabre Movie Monday: Attack of the Anthology

Welcome to the annual segment of OcTerror that focuses on a subgenre of films rather than paying attention to era lines. These reviews may ignore the boundaries of good and bad in favor of expanding the definitions of what horror can be. In the past, we’ve looked at Remakes & Reboots, Sequels, and Asian horror.… Continue reading Macabre Movie Monday: Attack of the Anthology

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Renaissance

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are thousands of… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Renaissance

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Heyday

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized when compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those things in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Heyday

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10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks 2021

October may be the time of year for hard-R horror movies, but it’s also the month of pumpkin carving, superhero and clown costumes, trick or treating, and eating so much candy you get a stomachache. In short, Halloween is different for kids than for adults. It’s a magical night when anything is possible, and kids… Continue reading 10 Frightening Kid-Friendly Flicks 2021

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Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Experiment

Horror movies have been around since the creation of film. They often lurked in the darkness of genre, occasionally becoming mainstream or cult classics, but mostly went unrecognized when compared to action, drama, or comedy. A horror movie can contain all three of those things in addition to the death, screams, and scares. There are… Continue reading Friday Fright Fest 2021: The Experiment