Parlor of Horror – 2016 – Year in review
I started the year off with reviews of my Top 10 TV Horror movies from the 1970’s. From The Night Stalker to Trilogy of Terror to Gargoyles to Salem’s Lot, it was a great decade for TV Horror flicks. In the end I did a tally of favorites and a poll, you can check it out here:
Top 10 TV Movies from the 1970’s
Creature Feature films I reviewed this year included, Attack of the Giant Crabs, Tarantula and 20 Million Miles to Earth.
I would also include, Triclops in this category even though it is a new film (2016).
After reviewing 1408 and Identity, I decided it would be fun to do a feature on Top Motel/Hotel Horror films, just in time for summer vacation.
Also, in preparing for Summer I had a feature, Rise of the Furkini, a pictorial showing the ever present Furkini thru the years (2 posts). In between reviewing a rush of summer horror films, I also reviewed several of the early Gamera flicks. (because nothing is hotter than a fire breathing turtle!)
(thanks for the ride lady!)
For the Halloween Season, I returned to Top 80s Horror Films – reviewing, Silver Bullet and Creepshow II – and reviewed some more Horror Themed Television Shows. I posted perhaps my favorite article for the year in October’s Horror’s Creepiest Homes in a Guess the Horror House quiz.
Covering some Classic & New horror TV shows, during the course of the year I posted articles about Ash vs Evil Dead, Stranger Things, Tales From the Crypt and The Outer Limits.
I held my second annual Halloween Horror Fiction Free Read event highlighting underground writers and their works.
In my Strange but True category I had a feature on Walpurgis Night, a post describing evil grimoires and spell books, and in the fall a feature on Homer Tate and his Roadside Attractions.
In the Horror Art Category, I had 5 posts featuring Dinosaur Fantasy art, followed by a Horror Tattoo pictorial. Later in the year around Halloween I showcased the amazing sculpture art of Chris Andres.
I built a half dozen horror and Sci-fi themed model kits this year, most of which you can see here, Model Kits 2016
I reviewed 6 books this year, that’s about 1 every 2 months. Check them out in Horror Book Reviews.
THE BEST OF 2016…
Okay, so My Top Horror Films of the Year:
3 – Don’t Breathe
2- The VVitch
1- The Shallows
Godzilla Resurgence – Shin Godzilla
Although I love the end look of Godzilla, the film is just not what I had hoped for and did not remind me of the old Toho films.
Batman vs Superman
after reading all the negatives about the film I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Best Horror Fiction Books of 2016:
Stephen King – Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Chad Lutzke – Of Foster Homes and Flies
Donald Ray Pollock – Knockemstiff
Overall, 2016 wasn’t a bad year for horror and Sci-fi films. I enjoyed my posts this year, especially the ones that were more quiz-like and challenged my fellow bloggers and readers to think.
As always I’ll have a separate post about my fiction writing, coming soon!