“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”
Source: Dollar Bin Horror
Only the second day, and I’ve already run into some trouble coming up with a film choice. It isn’t that I connect with the characters or the story of Scream 3, but rather that this film brings me back to a specific time and place in my life, and few movies from my middle school (junior high) days are able to do just that, so I feel a strong connection with it. When my dad took me to the theatres to see this when it came out back in 2000, I wasn’t a fan. My friend’s sister’s mother was a big horror movie fan, and she loved it, so we argued our opinion of the film for the weeks following its release. Since that first viewing, I have fallen in love with Scream 3 and Parker Posey, but I see why I didn’t enjoy it the first time as much as I thought I would: it was a comedic horror film when I wanted to be scared shitless. Spoiler: this isn’t the last time the Scream trilogy will show up during these 30-days.