Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Italian Horror Blogathon begins this Thursday!

The Italian Horror blogathon begins this Thursday! I'll have a post up early Thursday morning (around 7ish Pacific Time); you can use the comments of that post to give me the links to your pieces. I'll update the post every morning during the blogathon with the most up-to-date links. The blogathon goes until the Halloween night, so there is still plenty of time to find something to watch and participate. Help spread the word by posting this info and banner on your blog. See ya in a couple of days!

Below is the original announcement with all of the information and banners


Ciao a tutti!

As many of you know, this time of the year marks a time of black-gloved killers, zombies, cannibals, and all kinds of Italian horror goodness here at Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies. This is always the one thing I most look forward to (blogging-wise) during the year, and I cannot wait to share this space with all of you and your great entries once again. If last year was any indication, we should have a lot of entries for this year's blogathon as many of you have indicated that you're once again interested in participating. If that is the case, then please post the following information along with one of the banners (linking back to this blog) on your blog.

What4th Annual Italian Horror Blogathon
WhereHugo Stiglitz Makes Movies
WhenOctober 24-31
WhoAnyone that wants to watch an Italian horror movie and write about it! (Seriously, you don't have to be some horror maven to participate.)
WhyBecause it's fun! (Check out past years herehere, and here to get in the spirit)
HowJust watch an Italian horror film and write about it; any time during the blogathon send me the link either via email or the comments section, and I'll post it for all to see.

When the time comes for the blogathon, I'll have another post up with some instructions (it helps if you link to the blog in your post so that others can read what people are submitting) as well as having a main entry where you can post your links in the comments section (as in previous years, I'll keep an updated version of this on the top of the page with all of the latest links).  I'm always honored by the quantity and quality of the entries that I get, and I have no doubts, thanks to all of you, that this will be another successful year. So please join in the fun! If you have any questions about what to watch and write about, ask in the comments. I'm always happy to offer suggestions.

Below are the blog banners (I've added more for this year as I've updated some of the banners from earlier blogathons) that I'll hope you'll put on your blogs to help promote this thing. Also, I am posting a link to an Italian horror "primer" of sorts -- a very crude and rudimentary attempt at offering some kind of introduction to the subgenre for the uninitiated -- I did last year that attempts to cover a lot of what I find interesting and special about this particular subgenre (it's definitely not complete considering the fact that I really wish I would have mentioned the importance of music/sound in Italian horror). Until then, Buona visione!

Link to Italian Horror: A Primer can be found here.



  1. jervaise brooke hamsterOctober 22, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    I want to bugger Chloe Grace Moretz.

  2. Here's my entry: http://houglyreviews.blogspot.ca/2013/10/dvd-spotlight-bird-with-crystal-plumage.html