Well, it’s that time of year where we hit a double shot of special months here at Forever Cinematic. First off, September brings the second year anniversary. It’s very weird that it’s only been two years. It feels like a long, long time ago when it was 2011, but 2012 feels like it was yesterday. This year has gone by way too fast for my comfort, but I have been exposing myself to far more movies than ever before. Anyway, I am hoping to pound out a lot of reviews before the end of September for this occasion because I am seven reviews away from my 200th review on Forever Cinematic. Of course, I have a couple of special favorites in mind to celebrate this, and a few films I’ve been trying to get around to recently. Last year, the 100th review landed right in the middle of Forever Horror Month in the form of Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and I’d rather have free reign to choose number 200 this year. Many reviews are half finished waiting for time to balance itself out for me. Plus, very shortly, I plan to do a video review retrospective on the first six films in the Star Trek franchise – the movies featuring the full original cast and crew. That should hit in the next week.
And of course, Forever Horror Month returns this October, but I won’t be pushing for one review posted per day. I do have over twenty horror films I want to get around to watching and reviewing, but I don’t want to overtax myself this year. With that said, you can likely expect reviews for the Scream movies, the original Dawn of the Dead, Horror of Dracula, Poltergeist, Rick Rosenthal’s Halloween sequels, and probably a couple of rather bad horror movies. I like to rant about crappy movies every once in a while. You’ve gotta know which films to avoid, too.
And since September contains a Friday The 13th, I am planning to do a couple of special tributes to the slasher film franchise including an all encompassing video review of all twelve movies. Also, ten years ago, a friend and I attempted to make a Friday The 13th fan film on a VHS camcorder. It wasn’t much, but it’s a sentimental loose thread for me, so, I am working on a reconstruction of that 10 minute short. All of this will appear on the RavensFilm Productions YouTube Channel in the coming weeks in addition to a review of Riddick. I am hoping to stop procrastinating and watch and review Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick in the next week. All three of those films will be reviewed here, in the written form, first!
I know me writing movie reviews is hardly a unique or important thing, but I have greatly enjoyed writing each and every one of these nearly 200 reviews over the last two years. I just hope circumstances allow me to continue doing this as I have a number of film, video production, and web design obligations in September and October. Beyond that, I am dedicating a lot more time to opening up new opportunities for myself to bolster my income. I appreciate all of the support and feedback all of you offer, and you can expand your view of my content to that YouTube Channel with all of my short films, music videos, audio commentary tracks for my films, movie trailers, the Forever Cinematic video movie reviews, and various other things that my creativity sparks into being every so often. So, I hope you all enjoy the reviews that are coming up. They are a reflection of my passion and love for film, and if there are any movies you’d like to recommend to me, feel free to do so. Thanks much, and take care!