Happy New Year from Monster Movie Kid! With the first of the year comes resolutions and goals. It seems I’m always wanting to watch more Kurosawa and Hitchcock. And I always get sidetracked. So, for 2015, the plan is to keep it simple and fun.
I had a tremendous amount of fun revisiting Boris Karloff last October during the 3rd Annual 31 Days of Halloween. But there was no way I could watch everything I wanted to in just one month. So, there will be more Karloff in the upcoming year. No timelines, no schedule, just a promise that there will be random Karloff movies reviewed, some within the horror genre, others not so much.
And what about the 4th Annual 31 Days of Halloween? Coming up this October, there will be a tribute to Bela Lugosi. There will be 34 films in 31 days, starting off with Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) and ending up with the infamous Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959). Derek over at Monster Kid Radio celebrated Bela Lugosi on his podcast this past year, so it’s only natural that he is planning on toasting Mr. Karloff this October. Great monster minds think alike!
I like the idea of mini-tributes as well, so I’m working on some ideas about the seldom-mentioned Tod Slaughter as well as Peter Lorre and Rondo Hatton. Things are brewing for a trifecta of madness in May to celebrate the birthdays of Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. And there will be more Scrooge in the 4th Annual Countdown to Christmas!
Keeping with the theme of simplicity in 2015, there will be lots of classics and, as always, surprises at every corner. Plus, more issues of The Basement Sublet of Horror are being planned! Beyond that, we’re just going to roll with the punches and have fun!
The Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
Mad Max: Fury Road (May 15)
Jurassic World (June 12)
Terminator: Genysis (July 1) (maybe it’s more realistic to say I hope it isn’t too bad)
Minions (July 10)
Ant-Man (July 17)
Peanuts (November 6) (it’s Snoopy, ‘nuff said)
007: Spectre (November 6)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (November 20)
Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Force Awakens (December 18)
Mission: Impossible 5 (December 25) (the last one improved the franchise greatly)