Introducing “Millennial Morgan Plays Catch Up”


One of my favorite bands, The Summer Set, released a song earlier this year called Figure Me Out, and the opening line is, “I’m a bit too pop for the punk kids, but I’m too punk for the pop kids”. This line really resonated with me because that’s exactly how I feel, not only with music, but also in regards to many of my other interests, like horror. I’ve seen and love horror more than your average Joe, but at the same time felt like I wasn’t as well versed in the genre as most fans. I know there are a lot of movies that are widely loved, or considered classics that I have yet to see. I didn’t realize the full extent of this until Ray sent out the score sheet with the films being considered for The Horror Syndicate’s Top 100 Horror Movies list. The members of the syndicate were supposed to give each film a score in several different categories, in order to average them out and rank them in the finished list. Of course, I am what some may call, the youngblood here at The Horror Syndicate, and even among millennials, so it isn’t a bad thing that I haven’t seen all the movies the rest of the crew has, especially since I do want to watch them eventually, which I guess is what really separates me from those who are mildly interested in horror,and groups me with the avid fans.The fact that I want to, and put an effort into seeing films I haven’t. In a perfect world, I would’ve watched and ranked as many of the films I hadn’t seen before the time we wanted to have the scores done by, but in reality I watched…like…three…?

I’m kind of glad I didn’t just sit and binge watch all these movies though, because that probably would have led to my brain going crazy from an overload of new information, and therefore not properly watching, and enjoying the movies as they should be. So now, I can take my time,space my viewings of these movies out, and expand my knowledge of the horror genre the correct, and good old fashioned way. This also gives me the opportunity to bring a new segment here to the site.


Millennial Morgan Plays Catch Up!!!

Starting VERY soon, I will be rolling out tons of retro reviews that showcase how a millennial feels after watching beloved classics for the first time. I’ve got a lot of work to do, and have already gotten started. This segment should produce some very interesting experiences, for me watching these films, and you, the readers, getting to see a young horror fan’s viewpoint on old(er) movies.
Follow me, @Morgan_Jewel_S and @horrorsyndicate on twitter, and like us on facebook, and keep your eye out for the first article. You won’t want to miss it!

About Morgan Jewel Sawan 84 Articles
Graduate from Oregon State University, with a Bachelor's of Science in Liberal Studies, a self made degree plan, that focused on media, writing, film, and women, gender and sexuality studies, aptly titled "Writing for and about film with a feminist perspective". I inherited my love of halloween and horror movies from my mom. My favorite horror movie is Scream, which is highly ironic considering I was deathly afraid of Ghostface, who I had very vivid nightmares about that I still remember perfectly, as a child. Some of my other favorites are Hereditary, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Beetlejuice, The Shining, The Conjuring, and much more! Even though I’ve pretty much been a life long fan of horror I still have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to the classics, ergo my Millennial Morgan Plays Catch Up reviews, which I plan to bring back soon. My passion project for the site is our digital zine, called Fright Like A Girl that's all about women in horror, made by women who love horror! In my free time, besides writing for the site, and working on my dream of becoming an actress and film maker, I enjoy making youtube videos (MJ Sawan on youtube), playing video games, going to conventions like Texas Frightmare, and Horror Hound, and cosplaying! I've cosplayed as Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare On Elm Street, Ripley from Aliens, and more. You can follow me on twitter, @frightlikeagirl, where I tweet A LOT about movies of all types, and the people in them.