I don’t really write this kind of thing very often. So you’ll have to bear with me if this turns out even more rambly than usual. Originally, I had meant to post this last week to coincide with Guy Fawkes Night, but scheduling got the better of me, as it always seems to these days. But with so many people talking about Halloween throughout October, and my personal lack of nostalgia for that holiday, I felt like I wanted to present my alternative Autumn experience.
And I really need to get this out now, because the transition between summer and winter feels like it only takes a couple of weeks these past few years.
I’m most assuredly not the first person to write about this. And I can already imagine there are people looking at this title and tearing their hair out at the very idea of me making this post on Halloween and not on Christmas. But that’s the whole point of this post right? To try and figure out what category this movie falls into. And I’m posting it now because my Christmas schedule is always pretty packed between work and my ‘best of year’ series. And hey, what’s wrong with doing something unconventional?
Looks like you’re getting two Halloween posts for today and tomorrow, which might be the biggest commitment I’ve ever made to Halloween on my blog. Like I did last year: I’m going to commit a little time towards talking about one of my favourite cult horror movies before moving onto something I feel everyone knows about tomorrow. For now though, I’m going to be talking about the 2002 British Werewolf movie; Dog Soldiers.