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Announcing Shocktober Classics 2008: Foreign Frights

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09-28-2008
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Last year's Shocktober Classics marathon of 23 reviews (plus three bonus reviews) dedicated to four of horror's greatest directors was a raging success, turning out some of the site's best reviews and drawing a ton of new readers. This year we're doing it again, but with a much broader theme.

Shocktober Classics 2008 will be devoted to Foreign Frights, with theme weeks devoted to the thrills and chills coming from four different areas of the world, plus a fifth week of reviews devoted to various other countries. Even with a new review every Monday-Friday, there's just too much to cover, so expect bonus reviews and features throughout the month.

Here's what the month looks like:

October 1st - 4th: Mexico / South America
October 5th - 11th: Spain
October 12th - 18th: Germany
October 19th - 25th: Southeast Asia
October 26th - 31st: Miscellaneous

In the list of reviews, we have a startling number of movies that were the first feature-length horror films produced in their country of origin and a few more that were the first horror movies exported by their country to the United States. We cover films directed by Jose Mojica Marins, Jesus Franco, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, Paul Wegener, Alfred Vohrer, Nobuo Nakagawa, Takashi Miike, Luis Bunuel, and Peter Jackson. Actors seen throughout Shocktober include German Robles, Howard Vernon, Paul Naschy, Conrad Veidt, Klaus Kinski, Tadanobu Asano, and Delphine Seyrig.

Be here October 1st and take a tour of the world's horrors...

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