I commented on her Alphabet, and she commented back that she thought I could do one of these using nothing but zombie movies . . . and she's probably right. However, I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could do this without falling back on the bread-and-butter of my podcast. (And, no, I don't consider my 'P' movie a zombie flick even though it turns up in a lot of zombie movie reference books . . . and now that I think about it, so does my 'N' movie even though that one's also decidedly non-zombie. Hell, even my 'I' movie and 'S' movie could kinda-sorta have zombie elements if you look at the mind control elements a particular way, but I'm not wanting to open that can of undead right now.)
The approach I took is that I wanted to list movies that I can watch over and over again, movies I love, movies that if I found flipping through channels I'd stop and watch even if there were only a few minutes left until the end credits start to play. I missed a lot of my favorites because so many of them all start with the same letter. There are no Hammer films on my list, and classic Universal is barely represented. I was surprised to find a Raimi flick in the mix as I feel like he stopped making movies for me years ago and have kind of moved on, and I struggled so much with one of the letters that I kind of cheated a bit. (Although 'X' was incredibly easy for me for some reason!) Onto the alphabet!
B is for Back to the Future.
C is for Creature from the Black Lagoon.
D is for Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
E is for Ed Wood.
F is for F/X.
G is for The Goonies.
H is for Hellraiser.
I is for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
J is for Jaws.
K is for Knightriders.
L is for Lord of Illusions.
M is for The Monster Squad.
N is for Neon Maniacs.
O is for The Old Dark House (1932).
P is for Prince of Darkness
Q is for The Quick and the Dead (1995).
R is for Raiders of the Lost Ark.
S is for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
T is for Teenage Frankenstein.
U is for The Uncanny (1977).
V is for Vampires.
W is for The Whole Wide World.
X is for X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes.
Y is for The Yellow Sign.
Z is for . . . um . . . anythat that starts with the word Zombie... I tried. I REALLY tried to find a movie that fits the stop-everything-and-watch-the-movie criteria, but I really couldn't come up with anything!