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Jacki Giorgianni

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A New Year- A New Ghoul

This holiday season, I have a New Year’s Resolution. It’s time I put on my big girl pants. To open my mind, and, frankly, stop being a pretentious turd.

I’ll admit it, I’m one of those people: The book was better. I hate remakes. Hollywood is out of ideas. I can’t stand that actor so I’m not even going to bother seeing that movie. Why did they cast that actor, that is not how I imagined them in my head when I was reading the book; why can’t Hollywood read my mind!

Taking on the task of co-founding Jersey Ghouls with Marissa made me realize that it’s time to stop being so narrow minded and try watching the hundreds of movies that I’ve ignored for one silly reason or another. Maybe they are good, maybe they are not. But, it’s time to stop judging a movie before I’ve even see it. And if I don’t like it, I’ll at least have a leg to stand on when I talk about it. Afterall, that’s what a good blogger does.

With a new outlook on movies and an open mind, I’m going to do something I never thought I would do. I’m going to watch the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.  No. NO. Nope. Can’t do it. I have to draw a line somewhere. That’s just not right. The Elm St. franchise is my favorite; Freddy Kruger is my favorite horror villain. I can’t. You can’t make me. I just can’t imagine watching someone other than Robert Englund playing Freddy. It hurts my soul too much. Am I being a little too dramatic? Of course I am. It’s going to take baby steps! OK, baby steps.

I know, I’ll watch the remake of The Evil Dead! It’s backed by the original creators. And going into it, I’ve heard that it will not have the camp of the sequels but will be a straight forward horror movie. OK, cool. I like horror movies. I’m going to watch it. No really, I am. Tomorrow. And when I do watch it, I’m not going to be a judgy Jacki. I’m not going in with preconceived notions or a negative attitude. I promise. I’ll follow up with a review soon!

So now it’s your turn… the new year is fast approaching. What’s your horror resolution?

- Jacki

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