There only a handful of films that I can watch over and over again, Citizen Kane, The Doors and the film I would like to talk about here… The Exorcist. I have been a fan of Horror films for as long as I can remember. My mum was an advocate of treating my brother and I like humans and not little things to be programmed. She allowed us to experience films that ordinary 9 and 10-year-olds would usually be exposed to. She let us know that they were just films and someone with a weird imagination had created something out of the ordinary. We accepted this and Leatherface and Freddy Krueger became people I would re-enact in the school playground; teachers probably didn’t understand, but hey… it was the early 80s and progressive teaching hadn’t really kicked in yet.
As a rule, on my previous blogs I have shied away from doing list posts, but here on the Balding Geek, that will change. Lists are great for loads of stuff. So, for my first list, I want to try and let you know what my favourite films of last year were. There is a slightly self-serving motive behind this post. Whilst putting this list together I realised that my film watching last year comprised overwhelmingly of Superhero films. Whilst I think those films are great and serve a purpose, I feel that I am missing out on so much more with other genres of film. So, this post will serve as a basis for me looking back this time next year at what my favourite films were this year in the hope that I have diversified my viewing. OK enough of the blurb, let’s get on with it.