Hello, porkchops. Doc Splatter here. I was given special permission by Eva Halloween (and sanitarium director Dr. Frederick Chilton) to address you directly with some special plans we have for the full month of October.
But before I get ahead of myself, let me make a formal introduction. For the past 25+ years I’ve been an advice columnist of the supernatural and macabre, published in a comic strip format. Sort of like what if Ann Landers and Dr. Van Helsing had a baby. My advice column The Gore Score ran in the newspaper of my alma mater at the University of Nevada, Reno whilst an undergrad, but I’ve since embraced publishing online. In my off hours, I dispatch vampires, zombies and other monstrous threats (on a freelance basis, of course) and enjoy the occasional lurid and gory splatter movie. Hence my nom de guerre.
In Eva Halloween I found kindred spirit, and we devised a way to pool our collective appreciation of the horrifying, the humorous and the holiday which is her namesake. Each year at my usual location I celebrate October with DOCtoberfest by publishing new Gore Score strips, but this year will be INSANE. I plan to watch one horror movie per day for the entire month and publish a reaction (review, comic, oil painting, food sculpture, interpretive dance video) for each one. So you know, I’ve sat through and critiqued more than 500 splatter movies so I want these 31 to be never-before-seen by The Doc. Suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
In fact, Eva and I are holding a contest.
FIRST, leave a comment below recommending your favorite gore-filled splatter flick for me to review. Bonus points if you come up with one I haven’t seen before! NEXT, go LIKE my Facebook page. As DOCtoberfest marches on, keep coming back to the Facebook page and chime in with comments, advice-column questions, splatter movie suggestions and such. For each interaction, you earn a pip. On Día los Muertos (the day after Halloween A-DOY!), Eva will tally the pips and five of the top contributors will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of my book Doc Splatter Ominous Omnibus, signed in
blood red ink.
Eva is so kind to let me play in her sandbox. I’ll check in on you porkchops in a fortnight for a progress report. Please don’t disappoint The Doc. *adds gas to the chainsaw
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