A Month of Horror: Day 26

26 October

Movie: Friday the 13th
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream

You knew that it was going to be on the list, right? Isolated campground, gory kills, the start of one of the major horror franchises --
Friday the 13th has it all. Yes, this is before Jason starts hacking people up1, but this is my favorite to watch for the horror elements. This is a great movie with a great twist2. Plus it has The Mrs favorite actor -- dying horribly.

Harlon Ellison is an author whose material spans numerous genres. While Ellison prefers not to have his work categorized, there are some pieces which are definitely horror. The title story and "Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes" definitely fall into the "creep me out for the whole night" category. They are worth the price of admission alone. The other stories in the collection are gravy.

1. And that is worth watching too!

2. Which I am sure most of you know, but I'll pretend like someone needs the spoiler-free version.