Monday, 31 October 2016

His and Hers Halloween Horror - mega post

Halloween is a very commercial holiday nowadays, but it has its roots stretching back to 10th century Ireland, where it was celebrated as Samhain, the end of harvest season, and the start of the long black months of winter. Its also the time when the boundary between our human world and the spirit world was at their thinnest, and the creatures from the Otherworld could cross more easily. Spirits of the dead would come back looking for hospitality, and the family of the departed welcomed them in with offerings and remembrance. I feel maybe, in our own little way, we've contributed to this sentiment in looking back at some of the most iconic monster movies in history, and as they are due to be reimagined for a new audience, its good to take the time out to remember where our obsession, and love, of these creatures came from.

Check through all the links listed below for all the reviews and articles we've had during October, and all of us here at His and Hers hope you have an awesome Halloween. Until next year!

Reviewing eight of the original Universal Monster movies was some of the best fun we've had on the podcast, and it great the surmise what Universal will do with their new cinematic universe. Listen to our reviews here: The Wolf Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Mummy and The Invisible Man, Dracula and Phantom of the Opera, and Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

Leigh was also checked out a wide variety of horror films, especially considering its not a genre they enjoy that much: Child's Play, The Devil Inside, Dracula, Prince of Darkness, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Peeping Tom.

We also reviews some slightly more random things for Halloween:

Richee reviewed Loot Crate horror themed month
Layla watched the ultra-violent but spiritual classic El Topo
We reviewed the one of the craziest horror's of the year on the podcast: The Greasy Strangler
Layla reviewed the atmospheric period film The Witch
Richee reviewed the demo of the creepy demo of videogame Outlast 2
Layla watched the silly Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Richee reviewed Slayers Repentless music video trilogy

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