I was having an okay day until I heard that Sir Sean Connery passed…
This completely changed my entire mood. I’m heartbroken – utterly and completely. Many have played Bond, none were Bond.
Sean Connery embodied Bond perfectly for me. He was THE BEST BOND
There have been a few people in the public eye who’s passing got to me – this one is personal, very personal.
My dad introduced me to Bond when I was young. Watching Dr. No with him is one of the memories I hold dear that have left of him.
My love and interesting in James Bond was spawned then. Through all the movies Sir Connery starred in; Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever. Subsequently, there has not been a movie that I’ve watched that stars Sean that I do not like.
Thank you for the memories and portrayal of what is expected of a man.
God speed Sir. Connery. You will forever be my Bond
As I said in this post, I am not in a good enough place to give you a 30 Days of Horror worthy of the title.
I’ll go over some of my favourites instead.
If you joined me last time, you may remember my criteria on what I consider a good horror movie:
A concrete story not something thrown together to drive the movie along
Character development. The characters have to be properly fleshed out
Ambiance. Dare I say the most important aspect I look for – if done right, the ambience will take me into the world of the movie, it can make me feel what the characters are feeling.
Music. Yes, music is very important, a single song can make or break a movie
Your monster/presence/entity/killer has to bring it. I want a proper villain, someone/something I can get behind
My favourites all cater to at least 80% of these criterion. Now its not just them alone that makes a horror my favourite, no. It needs to have told its own story, given me something I was not expecting and kept me engaged. Put simply, it’s a movie I would not mind watching over and over again.
So please, sit back as I take you on a journey through some of my favourite picks. I’ll try and be brief…