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Old 10-04-10, 03:04 AM   #146
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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

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2005: Bill Paxton's dick in True Lies | 2006: 97 | 2007: 79 | 2008: 57 | 2009: 59

Oct. 4
01. The Virgin of Nuremberg aka Horror Castle (La vergine di Norimberga)¹ (1963) No chance of living up to that title. Murder, jazz interlude. Murder, jazz interlude.
02. Looker¹ (1981) Crichton thriller speaks to advertising's manipulative power, but any interesting horror elements (body dysmorphia, mind control) are jettisoned early.
03. Jack's Back (1988)
Oct. 5
04. Hands of the Ripper (1971)
Oct. 6
05. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)
Oct. 7
06. I, Monster (1971)
07. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
08. After Midnight¹ (1989) Amusing enough 80s horror anthology (Marg Helgenberger yum!); the professor in the film teaches a class, "The Psychology of Batshit Crazy".
Oct. 8
09. Meat Is Meat aka The Mad Butcher (Lo strangolatore di Vienna) (1971)
Oct. 9
10. Scream of Fear aka Taste of Fear¹ (1961) A sparse Hammer thriller ultimately saved by the surprising final twenty minutes. Whodunit for a world post-Psycho.
11. Night Creatures aka Captain Clegg (1962)
Oct. 10
12. Ed Wood (1994)
13. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958)
14. MST3K version of The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
Oct. 11
15. MST3K version of Horrors of Spider Island (1960)
Oct. 12
16. MST3K version of The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
17. Of Unknown Origin¹ (1983) Peter Weller vs. a smart fucking rat. As epic as it sounds. Note to self: never, ever search for an unsprung mouse trap with just my hands.
Oct. 13
18. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
19. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
20. Mr. Vampire (Geung si sin sang) (1985)
21. Shadow of the Vampire¹ (2000) A 'what if' breaks out on the set of Nosferatu. Malkovich brings his usual maniacal style, and Dafoe brings his usual maniacal face.
Oct. 14
22. The Return of the Vampire (1944)
23. Vampire Doll (Yūreiyashiki no kyōfu: Chi o suu ningyō)¹ (1970) Toho takes a stab at the western vampire with some unusual results; the atmosphere creeps.
Oct. 15
24. Lake of Dracula (Noroi no yakata: Chi o sū me)¹ (1971) Less remarkable, more on the rails than its predecessor. Japanese Dracula wears a mock turtleneck.
25. Evil of Dracula (Chi o suu bara)¹ (1974) The most violent of the trilogy, but still firmly on automatic pilot. Imagine a so-so Hammer film with Japanese actors.
Oct. 16
26. Vampire Hunter D (Kyūketsuki hantā D) (1985)
Oct. 17
27. Mr. Vampire II (Jiang shi xian sheng xu ji) (1986)
Oct. 18
28. Mr. Vampire III (Ling huan xian sheng) (1987)
29. Mr. Vampire Saga 4 (Jiang shi shu shu) (1988)
30. Predators¹ (2010) Some missteps, but still a nice service to fans of the original. The Predators should probably change something up though, they're looking fat.
31. 976-EVIL¹ (1988) Boy meets girl, girl finds her panties in boy's pocket, girl leaves boy to his vicious beating. Somebody got an axe to grind and a dialing finger?
Oct. 19
32. Theater of Blood (1973)
33. Madhouse (1974)
34. The Haunted Palace (1963)
Oct. 20 Happy birthday Bela
35. Dracula (1931)
36. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
37. The Black Cat (1934)
38. The Raven (1935)
39. Bowery at Midnight (1942)
40. The Body Snatcher (1945)
41. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Oct. 21
42. The Invisible Man (1933)
43. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
44. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
45. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
46. Night of the Creeps¹ (1986) Unashamedly bad acting, and creep-size plot holes, but this is a film that stands exploded head and shoulders above the B-movie heap.
47. Dead Snow (Dųd snų)¹ (2009) A self-knowing Norwegian tribute to all things zombie, but it fails to create its own identity along the way. Still entertaining enough.
Oct. 22
48. The Mummy (1932)
49. Werewolf of London (1935)
50. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
51. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Oct. 23
52. Frankenstein (1931)
53. The Old Dark House (1932)
54. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Oct. 24
55. Ganja & Hess¹ (1973) Blacula this ain't. Similar arthouse films crumble, but the lead actors (including Duane Jones in another iconic horror role) carry the picture.
Oct. 25
56. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
57. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
58. The Flesh and Blood Show¹ (1972) Young, horny actors travel to a lazy seaside town to rehearse a new show in an abandoned theater. All jiggling flesh, no blood.
Oct. 26
59. Cat People (1942)
60. The Leopard Man (1943)
Oct. 27
61. White Zombie (1932)
62. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
63. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
64. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
Oct. 28
65. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Oct. 29
66. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
67. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
68. Spooky Encounters aka Encounter of the Spooky Kind (Gui da gui) (1980)
69. Creepshow (1982)
Oct. 30
70. Freaks (1932)
71. The Wolf Man (1941)
72. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
73. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
74. House (Hausu)¹ (1977) Willy Wonka makes a Japanese horror picture. A tired story, and not very scary, but it is gorgeous, a sumptuous meal for deviant eyes.
Oct. 31. Happy Halloween!
75. Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (1922)
76. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
77. Carnival of Souls (1962)

¹ means I hadn't seen it before
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