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The Halloween Horror Movie Challenge is Done

Well, I'm a failure. I didn't manage to watch 31 horror movies.

I saw 28 movies in 31 days, 21 new to me. Too bad I didn't have a copy of Horror 101 at the beginning of the month. Picking movies would have been much easier as I've hardly seen any of the movies in it, because of my long history of avoiding horror movies because they are scary. I was so silly, cuz being a little scared is FUN.

Hard Candy (2005)
This might have been the most uncomfortable movies I've watched during the horror movie challenge and I've been trying to put my finger on just what makes the viewer so uneasy. The sound design always impacts my mood while watching a movie. One thing I noticed was a distinct lack of music. Seems to me that Haneke's films have also lacked a traditional movie score and I experienced a similar unsettling quality to Cache. So it could be simple manipulation via the sound design.

But I suspect it has more to do with the subject matter. Hard C…