For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.
Today’s movie is October 1
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I admit that I wasn’t sure about this film, but thought that it was fitting to include in this series because it’s title was October 1. So in celebration of October and scary movies let’s get into this review.
The movie opens with a note saying that it was dedicated to the people of Nigeria. In the opening scene a man is seen raping a woman who he then kills the date reads September 1 1960. The movie then flashes forward a month to which a man named Danny enters a house where a celebration is occurring and is then asked to tell a story of the murders to 3 white British men. Danny begins telling the men the story of how he got the case a little after September 1 and was asked to solve it by October 1, which was to be Nigeria’s independence day from Great Britain.
It takes Danny 3 days to travel to the town where the murders are taking place. Over the next few days Danny meets the King of the village and his son. Danny can’t help but shake the feeling that the son is somehow involved in the murders. Within a week of Danny being there 3 more murders are committed. A man from a neighboring village is captured and charged with killing the women even though he was just passing through the town, this man is then killed while he is being transported by one of the victim’s fathers. It is while out celebrating the capture of the killer with the town police that Danny gets drunk and realizes that the prince has been killing the women though he can not figure out why. Danny goes back to see one of the men who found the first bodies and finds that he has known the prince for a very long time and even share some secrets with him. I won’t give away the ending of the movie since it definitely had me sitting on edge, but I was disappointed in the actions of the British men in this movie to want to put the correct killer on record for the murders of the women. Instead they tell Danny to let it lie and give him a hard time about Nigeria becoming independent.