October is for Hubris

Two years ago, my good friend at Checkpoint Telstar got it into his head to watch and review 26 movies in October. Not only that, but he’d do them in alphabetical order, starting with A on the 6th and ending with Z on Halloween. It was an ambitious plan, presenting many opportunities for failure, and so he dubbed it Hubrisween.

He pulled it off spectacularly. Last year, more of our friends joined in, and it became a “thing”. Rules began to coalesce, but also more allowance for making it possible to repeat the stunt. This year, only Micro-Brewed Reviews is waiting for October 5th to start. With the flexibility to start compiling reviews ahead of time, I finally threw my hat in the ring this year. Of course, being lazy to the core, I only managed to get just over halfway done with a whole year to prepare. Hubris? Check.

Anyway, starting Tuesday and for the duration of the month, The Web of the Big Damn Spider will set aside its mission of presenting spider-related content. There just aren’t enough BDS movies to make it possible to participate in Hubrisween and remain on topic. Rest assured that in November I’ll shift back to spiders. Meanwhile, I do hope you’ll enjoy the fruits of our hubris.

This banner will appear at the top of all of my Hubrisween reviews this month. It will take you to Hubrisween Central, where you can see what everyone else is up to each day.

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