Saturday, October 01, 2016


And away we go with the ninth year of the annual 31 Days of Fright feature here at the ER blog.

The idea was oh so simple when I started doing this back on October 1, 2008. I had recently done some themed posts over at my food and drink blog (The Hungover Gourmet) and was looking for a way to get inspired here at ER. Daily horror film related posts throughout October seemed like a natural.

And that was how the whole thing started.

Things were easier then. My daughter was about 16 months old but had no school, no activities, no friends running around the house. She slept for two hours every afternoon, giving me a perfect opportunity to eat lunch and watch some trash to be written up during the next nap or high chair confinement, er, snack.

It's a little different at ER HQ these days. She's 112 months old now – 9 years and change if you want to be a traditionalist. School. Sports. After school activities. Friends. Playdates. Homework. School projects. Then whole shebang. Hardly ever takes a two hour nap after lunch.

Kids can be sooooo selfish.

Anyway, being a stay-at-home Horrordad combined with work, home life and foolishly putting together a whopper of a 30th anniversary issue of ER (coming soon! no! seriously!) has certainly made blogging more of a challenge. Luckily, it may have taken 30 years but I finally seem to have a solid group of contributors who willingly chow down on the video flotsam and jetsam that drifts through these doors on a regular basis.

In other words, I fully expect more than six posts this year. (That was 2015's pathetic tally. Sheesh.)

So let's get this party started and kick things off in our traditional manner... gonna trick it to the treats with Michael Macdonald...

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