By Greg McCabe
It’s that time of year again… the most wonderful time of year… All Hallows’ Eve!
There are many ways to celebrate Halloween, but my favorite by far, is watching scary movies. There’s nothing like curling up with a good horror flick as the weather gets colder and the nights get longer.
The month of October is also synonymous with sports, seeing as football season is in full swing and it’s playoff time for baseball. Well, I combined my passion for sports and scary movies and came up with “The Sweet 16 of Horror Movies.”
Obviously, this is all completely subjective and meant for entertainment purposes. This is intended to promote discussion regarding the greatest horror movies of all time. I want to hear feedback on who should advance and who was snubbed by being left out of the tourney, so be sure to leave your comments below!
Now, let’s take a closer look at the matchups. In the “Psychological” region, we have Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, The Shining, taking on the pioneer of occult movies, Rosemary’s Baby, as well as The Exorcist going against the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho.
In the “Killers” region, we’ll see an interesting bout between John Carpenter’s pioneering film, Halloween and David Fincher’s, Se7en. The “Killers” region also gives us a first round battle between two horror film juggernauts: The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Over in the “Monsters” region, we have two icons going at each other with Frankenstein taking on Jaws. The other “Monsters” matchup gives us vampires versus zombies with Night of the Living Dead going up against The Lost Boys.
Lastly, in the “Paranormal/Sci-Fi” region, we have a few sleepers and Cinderella stories that are poised to go deep in the tournament. First, there’s the Sci-Fi horror blockbuster, Aliens, against the ghostly sensation, The Sixth Sense, as well as the disturbing deep space flick, Event Horizon, versus the youngest film to make the tourney, It Follows.
Be sure to tune into www.AddictedToHorrorMovies.com as well as my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/writegregmccabe) over the next week to see who gets eliminated and who advances to the Elite 8. The Final Four/Championship will be revealed Halloween weekend.
The bracket was designed and created by graphic artist, Peng Fan. Learn more about his work at PandaMcFan.com.
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