Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blog Announcement: Announcing the 4th Annual Italian Horror Blogathon

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.

What: 4th Annual Italian Horror Blogathon
Where: Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies
When: October 24-31
Who: Anyone that wants to watch an Italian horror movie and write about it! (Seriously, you don't have to be some horror maven to participate.)
Why: Because it's fun! (Check out past years here, here, and here to get in the spirit)
How: Just 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.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Get ready...

It's been almost two months since I've posted something on here. I may have neglected my Director Retrospective (for now...I will pick that up again), but I'll be damned if I allow the month of October to go by without doing the one thing I most look forward to doing every year on this blog: the Italian Horror Blogathon. Official post will be up soon. Just wanted everyone to know that, yes, I'm still planning on doing this. Stay tuned.