Well, that seemed to go by fast. I want to thank everyone for their participation in this year's blogathon. Every year I do this blogathon, I am amazed at the amount of participation and enthusiasm for it. I had a horribly written, humble little blog that started in 2008, and after a year of figuring things out (and another two before I finally figured how I wanted to write), I decided to run a blogathon. My first love has always been the horror film, specifically the Italian horror film. So when I decided to run an Italian horror blogathon (thinking that it would just be my brother and myself participating), I was shocked to find two things: 1. People read my blog. 2. These people were interested in participating in a blogathon about Italian horror. I had to postpone the blogathon the second year, but I brought it back last year and was, again, surprised and humbled by the interest people seemed to have in it. This year was no different. I don't know if more people read the entries of those that participated (or if more people read my entries), but I know that I took to Twitter to help promote it in hopes that more eyes would be reading all of the great submissions that came my way.
And this is really what I want to get across in this post: Thanks for helping me promote this thing. I'm not the best at self-promotion. It's nice to know that people read the blog and comment on it, but I don't do what I do on here for page hits. And so I've never been one to go out of my to promote things; I'll do the basics needed to get the word out. My horrible MS Paint created blog banners promoting the blogathon should be proof that this isn't some kind of professional movie blog; however, what I lack in professional photoshop skills I'd like to think my effort more than makes up for. And so I thank you all for helping me promote this thing, for helping me feel good about putting the effort by participating, and, more than anything, thanks for the quality of these pieces. I feel luck to have people that want to do this every year, but I feel even more fortunate that the quality of the submissions are always top-notch. So, thanks! Let's do this again next year.
In case any of these got buried on the front page, links to all of my reviews are after the jump. You can check out all of this year's submissions here.
- Blood and Black Lace
- Seven Blood Stained Orchids
- A Blade in the Dark
- The Red Queen Kills Seven Times