Sunday, December 27, 2009

And the runners up are...

So now that you have a chance to review the full list of our 40 movies in detail, you may be wondering, how come such-and-such didn't make the cut. In almost all cases, it boils down to a simple answer. With very few exceptions, if we had already watched the film in The Slaughtered Lamb in the last two years, we set it aside to make room for a different selection.

For that reason, we aren't watching:
Night of the Living Dead
Day of the Dead
Capricorn One
This is Spinal Tap
National Lampoon's Vacation
Mad Max
Mad Monster Party
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
The Haunting
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Near Dark
The Omega Man
The Last Man on Earth
Burnt Offerings
Blade Runner

And in some cases, we've got bigger and better plans lined up for a particular film, which would have been disrupted by their inclusion in the 40/40 Series.

So we also didn't include:
Back to the Future
The Lord of the Rings
Planet of the Apes
Kill Bill
Patriot Games
Lethal Weapon
Spider Baby
Carnival of Souls
Godzilla's Revenge

When we started down this path, I had no idea how hard it would be to come up with a list of 40 must-see films, while maintaining a mix of genres and appealing to a broad an audience as possible. In a few days, we'll find out how successful we have been.

See you in The Slaughtered Lamb next month.

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