200 Reviews in the Bank: A Reflection

September 27, 2010 11:36 am 2 comments

Roughly 200 Days ago I started this website with the goal of watching and reviewing a horror film every day for a year. So far, so good. 100 days ago I sat down with myself and conducted an interview about my thoughts on the project. In that spirit, I recently sat down with myself and conducted another interview.

Q: No one thought you would make it this far. Actually, most of your friends and family wish you would stop this nonsense.

Micah: First, that is not a question. Second, a lot of amazing opportunities have come my way because of this blog that I never would have dreamed of when I started. I am now writing a weekly column for BloodyDisgusting.com,  receiving some sweet perks in the way of free DVDs, and most importantly, I have met a tons of awesome like-minded people. It’s all a bit humbling.

Q: Whatever. Those are horror nerds. How about in real life? I imagine the blog is a great way to meet the ladies (laughs hysterically).

M:  There was a girl at a bar recently who was wearing a shirt that pretty much read, “Micah, I want to screw you. Just ask. P.S. I do the weird stuff too” and I miraculously managed to not even pull a phone number. And to make matters worse, I was invited to an all girls night out with some of my female friends. Yeah. I am now “one of the girls.” I have voluntarily handed in my Man Card. I blame all of this on the blog. This thing is a cold-blooded time-vampire, but then again, so are women. So, I guess you could say I am dating this blog.

Q: Ha. You suck.

M: As always, thanks for the support.

Q: What films have you most enjoyed (and least enjoyed) over the course of the last 200 days?

M:  I love bad films. I find them much more fun to write about. Number one is The Haunting of Winchester House. Easily one of the most ridiculous films I have ever seen. My next favorite would be Blades or Octaman. Blades is about a killer lawnmower wreaking havoc on a golf course and Octaman is about a mutant that slaps people to death. Both hilariously bad. Oh, and Blood Hook.

On the flip side, my least favorite were the two series I watched in order: Friday the 13th and Hellraiser. Brutal. Not fun. 19 days of my life I wish I had back. I LOVE the movies in small doses, but the back-to-back-to-back-to-back almost killed me.

Q: Now that you have watched and reviewed a horror film for 200 consecutive days, you are officially considered a loser. Please respond.

M: Seriously, you think I would be able to get a better fake interviewer.

Q: Nope. So you can’t have possibly done this whole thing yourself. You are not that talented and you have a major fear of commitment.

M: Every word in this blog is mine, all one-hundred thousand plus and counting. I do have a special friend who makes her trade by editing for a major news organization. She freelances for me and has helped groom me into a better writer. Seriously, I freakin’ love her! If she ever fell off a really high cliff into the water and was drowning, I would totally jump in and save her, even though I am petrified of heights and don’t like getting wet. In horror terms, I would take an axe to the chest to save her, even if it meant she hooked up with the douchebag at the end of the movie.

Q: If you somehow see this through, what are your plans? Join the real world again? Stop dating your right hand?

M: I plan on dedicating the following year to writing screenplays. I’m not a journalist/critic, nor do I aspire to be one. Part of my goal for the project was to solidify my knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in horror films. I take notes, jot stuff down I like. I may continue the blog, but change the content to discussing my screenplay adventures.

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