The lights are on
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Yes, I know it's only September 30th, but Halloween is just around the corner. In just 31 short days, we'll be celebrating the very things that we fear in our every day lives. Things like ghosts, monsters and other frightening creatures are to be paraded around, for one terrifyingly fantastic day.
What am I doing in anticipation for this chilling October holiday? Why, playing scary video games and watching horror movies, of course!
Normally, I'm a huge wimp. I have a phobia of insects, spiders, heights, and other things. Heck, I'm scared of a fictional statue!
However, Halloween makes things different. Once Halloween peeks its ugly head, I easily get into the spirit of fear and fright. When Halloween comes around, I want to be scared. I want to feel the rush of fear, only to realise that it's just pretend. It gives you a certain adrenaline rush that's hard to explain, but everyone knows the feeling.
To get into this terror loving holiday spirit, I plan on doing everything fearful I can possibly cram into the month of October, such as...
Beating Limbo in one sitting.
While I haven't even beaten Limbo for my first time yet, I know I want to play through it again. Once I learn how to get past all of the puzzles, the game should become just a simple test of trial and error and platforming. With that said... I'm still probably going to need a guide. Did I mention I'm not very good at puzzles that aren't in Professor Layton?
Playing through Alan Wake again.
If you've read my blogs before, it should come as no shock to you that I absolutely adore this game. However, I've only completed it once. I plan to change that this month. I'm even hoping to get all of the Achievements, even though that's highly unlikely.
Playing Dead Island.
The newest title in the "zombiefy all the things" craze, Dead Island is my most recent guilty pleasure. While the story is almost non-existent, it's incredibly buggy, and the animations are janky and unrealistic, it's an absolute blast to play.
Never before in a video game have I been able to run over a zombie, kick it in the face, throw a crate at its head, blow it up, then get drunk and spin in a pool. But, that's a story for a later day...
Play Left 4 Dead.
Key word: Dead. Also, zombies.
Play Dead Rising.
You get the picture.
It's got "Dead" and the title and it's got zombiesnecromorphs, yadda yadda yadda. Here's the fun part though, I've never played Dead Space (not counting the demos). While I always wanted to get into the series, the horror aspect has always turned me away from it. Now that Halloween's coming up, I figure it's the perfect time to get into them.
That said, I don't have a ton of money to spend this month (what with Arkham City and the newest Professor Layton coming up, along with November's awesome line-up of games), so I'm not entirely certain I'll be able to pick this one up, unfortunately. Here's hoping!
And finally, watching a bunch of scary movies.
It's pretty much a Halloween tradition to watch horror movies almost non-stop, and I'm not one to break tradition. I plan on watching all of the classics, all of my personal favorites, and perhaps some not so great horror movies as well (Killer Klowns from Outer Space, anyone?).
Movies such as A Nightmare On Elm Street (perhaps every one, from the 80s to the 2010 remake), Friday the 13th, Halloween, and many others are on my agenda. I'm also hoping to grab copies of less popular (yet just as good) movies, such as Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, and Nightmare Before Christmas (hey, it counts!).
Will I have time to reach all of these goals I've set for myself? Probably not. Will I chicken out and not watch any of these movies? Probably.
But that's the fun of Halloween, is it not?