Sunday, October 4, 2009

Zombies, Cannibals, and Witches…oh my!


Attention fellow movie buffs and horror aficionados: Announcing the Italian Horror Blog-a-Thon running from October 19 – 31 here at Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies. Here’s what to do: watch an Italian horror movie and write about it. Send me an email or leave me the link in the comments section here and I will post it starting October 19th. Of course I will pimp your site properly…all I ask is that you do the same for me. More info after the jump...


There are some great posts planned by me and other bloggers…so come join the party on October 19th and see what’s in store for the two weeks leading up to Halloween night. If you love horror films but have never seen an Italian horror and what to contribute to the project I suggest starting with gialli like Mario Bava’s Bay of Blood or Argento’s Deep Red; or how about the ethereal supernatural horror of Argento’s beautiful Suspiria or Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond…or you if you’re a zombie fan you can always go with the popular gore-fest Zombi 2 by Fulci, or the wonderfully campy Nightmare City by Umberto Lenzi. There will be tons of links leading you to great Italian horror thoughts for two solid weeks, so don’t miss what will truly be a fun and interesting celebration of my favorite subgenre.

If you’d like to participate by helping me promote this thing then please click on one of the jpegs below and put it up on your site somewhere…all I ask is that you please link it back to this post. Thanks. I look forward to seeing you all on the 19th (another reminder will come a few days before the blog-a-thon kicks off), and don’t forget if you’re interested in participating leave a comment or send me an email.

* A special thank you to Greg of Cinema Styles for doing the amazing sidebar banners. Thanks a bunch, Greg.




34 comments

  1. What a great idea! I've added the banner to my blog.

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  2. I'll be there ... my chance to learn something about giallo ...

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  3. Sounds good, Rick. I hope you enjoy it. Should be fun.

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  4. Not sure if I can get my act together for a submission, but I have added the banner over at Moon in the Gutter's side panel. Good luck with it!

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  5. Yo, what a fine idea. Count me in, I'm going to try and finally watch ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK, just for you, and posting the banner on Acidemic.

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  6. Jeremy:

    Thanks for posting the banner. I appreciate it. If you do find the time to submit something that would be great. If not, thanks for promoting the blog-a-thon.

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  7. Erich:

    Sound great! Thanks for your interest in contributing and for helping me promote this thing. I look forward to reading your piece.

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  8. Hi Kevin - saw your blog via Tony at Cinema Viewfinder. I do a marathon of horror reviews every October and was planning on hitting some Italian horror anyway (actually, had bay of Blood queued up) - I'll definitely post/link the banner and contribute - looking forward to reading some great stuff over here!

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  9. Chris:

    Thanks! I look forward to your thoughts. Thanks for helping in getting the word out. I appreciate it.

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  10. Feel Bad Hit of the Winter:

    Thanks!

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  11. Can't wait to contribute. Sounds like a great time. Bava, Argento, great stuff. The banner s already on my blog.

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  12. Can't wait to contribute. Sounds like a great time. Bava, Argento, great stuff. The banner s already on my blog.

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  13. Sorry about leaving double comment. I had an itchy trigger finger. That's how excited I am.

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  14. Kevyn:

    Welcome to the blog. I look forward to your contributions. Thanks for your interest in this and for helping spread the word!

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  15. The banner's on my Blog too but my reviews will be in French only... But I'm pretty excited to participate!
    http://cinephiliaque.blogspot.com/

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  16. Glad to have ya on board! Thanks for helping promote the blog-a-thon.

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  17. Banner added to my blog.

    Consider me on board for Fulci's nastypiece 'Don't Torture a Duckling'.

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  18. Neil:

    Thanks for helping promote the blog-a-thon. I look forward to your piece on Fulci's wonderful giallo.

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  19. Of course I'll be there with bells on Kevin! Bava, Argento, and some of Fulci....great stuff!!!

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  20. I plan on a little write-up on probably my fave Italian horror, ZOMBI 2. Looking forward to everyone else's!

    http://panicon4july.blogspot.com/

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  21. Sam: I look forward to seeing you around here in a few days.

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  22. Will:

    That certainly is a seminal Italian horror flick. I look forward to reading your thoughts. Thanks for participating.

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  23. I'll be coming from the true newbie perspective on this; I've not seen a single Italian horror film (and in fact, am just starting to get into horror film in general). Since Suspiria seems to turn up on a lot of best/favorite lists, I think I'll start with that one, but I threw a couple of other Argentos and a few Fulcis into my Netflix queue for good measure. We'll see what I can get to and come up with in time!

    I've put the banner on my personal blog (linked from my name), but I'm also trying to get some interest in participating going at Row Three, where I contribute.

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  24. Jandy:

    Thanks for your interest. I look forward to reading your thoughts on Argento's masterful horror film. I'll be interested to see what a newbie thinks about Italian horror, especially, as you say, since you are pretty new to the horror genre in general. Italian horror is definitely different than any other kind of horror. Just remember to leave your logic at the door and sit back and enjoy the ride!

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  26. I've got a link on my blog. Can't wait for this. City Of The Living Dead for me.

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  27. Sounds great Evil Dead Junkie. I look forward to reading your thoughts.

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  28. That is really cool. I look forward to checking these out.

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  29. Gory Greetings!
    I read about your Italian horror Blog-A-Thon on LAMB. Great idea!
    I added you into my blogroll and attempted to add one of your nifty promo buttons/links to my sidebar, but it doesn't like the width of the picture. Do you have a skinnier version? Here is one link to a Bava posting for Blood and Black Lace. I'll see what else I can dig up!

    http://goregirl.wordpress.com/2009/04/28/sei-donne-per-lassassino-blood-and-black-lace-the-dungeon-review/

    Cheers, Terri

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  30. Keith:

    I'm glad this has piqued your interest. I look forward to having you around here.


    Goregirl:

    Thanks for your interest. Unfortunately I don't have a skinnier banner. Sorry. I look forward to reading your Bava piece.

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  31. Kevin, finally got my newcomers-perspective post up, on both Suspiria and Bava's The Mask of Satan.

    http://www.rowthree.com/2009/10/31/italian-horror-impressions-of-a-newcomer/

    Thanks for the motivation to get into some Italian horror! I really enjoyed both films and look forward to seeing more in the future. I also look forward to having enough time to process everyone else's great posts!

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  32. hello friends I really liked this information, a few days ago I read something similar, I would like to receive updates on this issue, as it is very interesting, thanks!

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