However, no matter how you look at it, there is no denying that October has just snuck in the back door and that we have well and truly arrived at the 'ber' months of the year. This means that it will only be a matter of time before the onslaught of 'way too bloody early' Christmas propaganda and paraphernalia arrives in stores, spurring on early hysteria and panic among the masses and obligating us all to make lists, shop and prepare. Bottom line for me here is that there is no fricken' way that I am ready for another Christmas yet, and I flat out refuse to acknowledge any of that early stuff and nonsense of Christmas until I have at least managed to milk a decent Halloween celebration out of October.
Until the ghosts, goblins and ghouls have come out to play for Samhain, I am not doing any department store trees, front yard twinkling lights, Christmas shopping lists or pudding recipe chatter, I will not even entertain it! The Christmas decorations and Christmas tree do not come out in our house until the start of December, and then (and only then) will I happily allow a full 25 days of hysteria and anticipation, damn I'll even encourage it! But just like eating easter eggs before Easter Sunday or hot cross buns before the week of Easter arrives, some things are better to wait for and Christmas mania definitely falls into that category for me.
Nope, October is all about freaky deaky horror for me, the freak-ier and deak-ier the better. I generally re-watch all of my fave horror movies over October and search out some new material to bring to the fold as well. Making candy apples, carving pumpkins and inventing dark and desirable new cocktails is what October is for. And it's the last month to splurge in couch slouching before the weather gets really hot and we all get a lot more social and start heading outdoors in the evenings.
So, with only four weeks until Halloween (and impending hysteria) arrives, I think that I might get my thinking cap on and plan a night of fun and festivities in Enfield. And above all, there will have to be some terrifically terrifying movie choices for my guests, so I must begin my research asap!
Release Date: 2007
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 78 mins
There are actually four REC movies, and the quality of them declines greatly in progression. For that reason, the first one is the only one you need to bother with, and definitely stay away from the American version called Quarantine, which vastly pales in comparison to this original Spanish version.
A television reporter and her cameraman follow some emergency workers into a quarantined building in the hope of scooping a story, but what they encounter is way more than they were bargaining for.
Yes, there are subtitles to contend with; but seriously, this movie is not relying on extensive dialogue to deliver it's scary and unsettling message. It is filmed with a hand held camera, which really adds to the overall effect and realistic energy of the movie, so as long as you aren't put off by camera shake, you will enjoy it. Don't be deterred, this movie is worth the effort, it's a corker of a horror film.
FINAL SAY: Something is catching!
3.5 Chilli Peppers