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DVD Talk Horror Challenge 2011
Follow the full reviews of each day's viewing at Celluloid Terror
2009 Total: 100
2010 Total: 107
2011 Goal: 100 viewings with 50% first time viewings.
= First time viewing
1. [REC ]2*
(Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, 2009, DVD) A very worthy follow up to a modern classic.
(David Rasche, 1983, DVD) - This rivals Troll 2 in every way.
(Gary Jones, 2008, TV)- The SyFy channel crap continues to plague me.
4. 3 On A Meathook*
(William Girdler, 1973, Torrent) - Good beginning and end but a totally draining middle where nothing happens.
(Brett Simmons, 2011, TV) - I had heard good things about this, it wasn't very good.
6. Santa Sangre
(Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989, Blu-Ray) Incredible mix of beauty and madness.
CT entry for 10/1
7. Moon Of The Wolf*
(Daniel Petrie, 1972, DVD) Made for tv werewolf horror/mystery that would have been ok had there been any action during the first hour of the movie.
(Dario Argento, 2006, DVD) One of my favorite MoH entries.
9. I Am Omega*
(Griff Furst, 2007, DVD) I watched this to check off the day's theme... Not as bad as I thought it would be but still total crap.
CT entry for 10/2
10. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark*
(John Newland, 1973, Torrent) Pretty creepy and enjoyable. It was cool to compare with the remake which I saw last month.
11. Big Alligator River*
(Sergio Martino, 1979, DVD) It doesn't do anything to set it apart from any other "killer animal in paradise" exploitation horror movie, and it isn't Sergio Martino's finest effort but it is what it is and does it pretty well.
12. Mountaintop Motel Massacre*
(Jim McCullough, 1986, DVD) A slasher about an old hillbilly woman killing some guests at her crappy motel.
CT entry for 10/3
13. The Initiation*
(Larry Stewart, 1984, DVD) A pretty decent and entertaining slasher.
14. Terror In The Aisles*
(Andrew J. Kuehn, 1984, Blu-Ray) A mildly entertaining time waster but what was the point?
(Sergio Martino, 1973, Blu-Ray) Excellent BD presentation, excellent giallo.
16. The Deadly Spawn*
(Douglas Mckeown, 1983, DVD) A great low budget campfest with homages to old creature features. So much fun.
CT entry for 10/4
17. Tourist Trap*
(David Schmoeller, 1979, DVD) Better than I thought it would be, one of the better films Full Moon has handled.
18. Decadent Evil*
(Charles Band, 2005, DVD) What is it with Charles Band and his fetish for doll sized people/monsters? Not good.
19. Castle Freak
(Stuart Gordon, 1995, DVD) Without a doubt my favorite Full Moon movie.
20. The Grapes Of Death*
(Jean Rollin, 1978, DVD) After watching this it is now my favorite Rollin film.
21. Sleepaway Camp
(Robert Hiltzik, 1984, DVD) An enjoyable slasher film with an unforgettable ending.
22. TV Entry
The Horrors Of Stephen King
American Horror Story "pilot"
CT entry for 10/5
23. Redneck Zombies
(Pericles Lewnes, 1989, DVD) So much nostalgia in this one for me.
24. Dead & Buried
(Gary A. Sherman, 1981, Blu-Ray) This is a terribly underrated flick. So creepy and atmospheric
25. Cat People*
(Jacques Tourneur, 1942, DVD) A nice suspenseful slow burn
26. Curse Of The Cat People*
(Gunther V. Fritsch, 1944, DVD) A bit messy but decent.
CT entry for 10/6
27. Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers
(Michael A. Simpson, 1988, DVD) I love this movie. No doubt due in part to nostalgia but its still as much fun as it ever was.
28. Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland
(Michael A. Simpson, 1989, DVD) A silly, gory slasher. Always fun.
29. Brides Of Dracula*
(Terence Fisher, 1960, DVD) A very good follow up to Horror Of Dracula
30. The Phantom of the Opera*
(Terence Fisher, 1962, DVD) A pretty solid adaptation of the classic story
31. Kiss Of The Vampire*
(Don Sharp, 1962, DVD) Hammer delivers a good one despite the lack of their big name players.
CT entry for 10/7
(John Carpenter, 1998, DVD) A fun action packed vampire romp. James Woods. Enough said.
33. I Bury The Living*
(Albert Band, 1957, DVD) Not bad but I didn't love it. Felt a bit rushed at the end.
CT entry for 10/8
34. The Last House On The Left
(Wes Craven, 1972, Blu-Ray) Just as I remember it.
35. The House On The Edge Of The Park
(Ruggero Deodato, 1980, DVD) Such a cruel film. Exploitation at its meanest.
36. Snake Woman's Curse*
(Nobuo Nakagawa, 1968, DVD) Such a great nightmarish quality to this.
CT entry for 10/9
37. The Beyond
(Lucio Fulci, 1981, DVD) No real narrative or logic but it is still awesome.
38. Doctor X*
(Michael Curitz, 1932, DVD) A good early technicolor film that is pretty wild for its time
39. The Return Of Doctor X*
(Vincent Sherman, 1939, DVD) A much tamer version of the first.
CT entry for 10/10
40. Werewolf In A Girls' Dormitory*
(Paolo Heusch, 1961, DVD) Boring. Wooden acting. Crap.
41. Madmen Of Mandoras*
(David Bradley, 1963, DVD) A total steaming pile.
42. Return Of The Living Dead
(Dan O' Bannon, 1985, Blu-Ray) One of my top 10 movies ever.
CT entry for 10/11
43. Return Of The Living Dead 2
(Ken Wiederhorn, 1988, DVD) A fun sequel and childhood favorite of mine
44. Maximum Overdrive
(Stephen King, 1986, DVD) Still campy enough to be entertaining.
45. Silent Night Deadly Night
(Charles E. Seller jr, 1984, DVD)
CT entry for day 10/12
46. Cannibal Holocaust
(Ruggero Deodato, 1980, DVD) Beautiful, brilliant.
47. Short Film Entry:
PIN (2009, 7 min)
The Dummy (1982, 7 min)
The Infernal Cauldron (1903, 1 min)
Haunted Castle (1897, 1 min)
La Cabina (34 min)
Hooked (2 min)
Throwaway (15 min)
Frankenstein (1910) (13 min)
Cold Blood (10 Min)
(Clive Barker, 1987, Blu-Ray) Always a joy to watch. The Anchor Bay blu looks great.
49. TV Entry:
American Horror Story "Home Invasion" (60min)
Friday The 13th: The Series "Epitaph For A Lonely Soul" (60 min)
50. Dark Night Of The Scarecrow*
(Frank De Felitta, 1981, Blu-Ray) Very good made for tv horror
CT entry for 10/13
51. The Changeling
(Peter Medak, 1980, DVD) A great haunted house flick.
(Duccio Tessari, 1974, DVD) A solid effort all around. Not a top notch giallo but worth it for enthusiasts.
53. Santa's Slay
(director, 2005, Netflix) - Always hilarious and slightly entertaining if alcohol is not involved.
CT entry for 10/14
54. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls*
(Lucifer Valentine, 2006, Netflix) - Literally one of the 3 worst movies I've ever seen. Please read my blog entry for the day to realize just how strongly I feel about this shit.
55. Red State*
(Kevin Smith, 2011, On Demand) John Goodman is great... everything else is shit.
56. Street Trash
(Jim Muro, 1987, DVD) Stupid, funny, cool, always a good time.
57. The Exterminator*
(James Glickenhaus, 1980, Blu-Ray) (wild card 1) Great exploitation movie.
CT entry for 10/15
58. Paganini Horror*
(Luigi Cozzi, 1989, Torrent) Had some positives but was very messy in its execution.
(Johannes Roberts, 2011, TV) Typical Syfy channel fare.
CT entry for 10/16
60. Two Evil Eyes
(Dario Argento & George Romero, 1990, Blu-Ray) A decent entry from Romero and a good one from Argento make this a worthy movie to revisit every so often.
61. Halloween 3
(Tommy Lee Wallace, 1983, DVD) It was time to start counting down the days til Halloween. Always a favorite of mine in the weeks leading up to the 31st.
(Dario Argento, 1977, DVD) My favorite film.
CT entry for 10/17
63. TV Entry
The Walking Dead "What Lies Ahead" (90 min)
Psychoville "episode 102" (30 min)
64. The Mummy
(Karl Freund, 1932, DVD) Great classic horror. Always a joy to revisit.
65. The Invisible Man
(James Whale, 1933, DVD) It had been far too long since I saw this classic.
(Dario Argento, 1980, Blu-Ray) I love it more with each viewing
67. Troll 2
(Claudio Fragasso, 1990, Blu-Ray) I have an intense love affair with this so bad its good gem.
CT entry for 10/18
(Lewis Teague, 1980, DVD) Fun killer gator movie running amok in the city.
69. Friday The 13th Part 6
(Tom McLoughlin, 1986, DVD) One of my favorite entries in the series
70. Naked You Die*
(Antonio Margheriti, 1968, DVD) A rather tame giallo. Not bad but far from great.
CT entry for 10/19
71. Candyman 3: Day of the Dead*
(Turi Meyer, 1999, VHS) Tony Todd is better than this crap. An extra point for his presence.
72. Evil Dead
(Sam Raimi, 1981, Blu-Ray) - Yup, its still awesome.
73. Leprechaun In The Hood*
(Rob Spera, 2000, On Demand) More entertaining than it had any right to be.
74. Cold Eyes Of Fear*
(Enzo G. Castellari, 1971, DVD) A different take on the giallo and it worked.
75. The Blood Spattered Bride*
(Vicente Aranda, 1972, Blu-Ray) A cool little spin on the classic vampire tale Carmilla.
76. And God Said To Cain*
(Antonio Margheriti, 1970, DVD) A cool mix of spaghetti western and horror
CT entry for 10/20
77. The Mist
(Frank Darabont, 2007, Blu-Ray) A truly classic modern film in my opinion.
78. King Kong
(Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933, Blu-Ray) What can I say that hasn't been said? Timeless.
79. Night Of The Living Dead
(George A. Romero, 1968, DVD) Another classic.
CT entry for 10/21
80. Child's Play 2
(John Lafia, 1990, DVD) One of my earliest horror memories.
81. Night Of The Living Dead
(Tom Savini, 1990, DVD) A really good remake, with an improvement or 2 over the original... gasp!
(Dustin Dover, Justin Propp, 2011, Stream) Do you like classic Troma? You'll love this. It is a laugh riot
CT entry for 10/22
83. Black Sunday
(Mario Bava, 1960, DVD) Bava being Bava. Great piece of gothic horror.
84. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
(Tim Burton, 2007, DVD) Still pretty good
CT entry for 10/23
85. The Brood
(David Cronenberg, 1979, DVD) Cronenberg could do no wrong at this time.
86. Embodiment Of Evil*
(Jose Mojica Marins, 2008, Blu-Ray) A nice entry to revive the series, incredibly mean and nasty.
87. Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D*
(James Riffel, 1991, Torrent) A few laughs were had but overall it bored me.
CT entry for 10/24
(James Cameron, 1986, DVD) A good sequel to the original.
89. The Masque Of The Red Death
(Roger Corman, 1964, DVD) One of my favorite Vincent Price films
90. The Abominable Dr. Phibes
(Robert Fuest, 1971, DVD) This and Masque continue to battle it out as my favorite Price film.
91. The Legend Of Sorrow Creek*
(Michael Penning, 2007, DVD) Possibly the longest 74 minutes of my life.
92. The Exorcist
(William Friedkin, 1973, Blu-Ray)
CT entry for 10/25
93. Black Belly Of The Tarantula
(Paolo Cavara, 1971, DVD) A grade A giallo.
(Charles Band, 1990, DVD) A better than expected Full Moon version of Beauty And The Beast
95. The Black Castle*
(Nathan Juran, 1952, DVD) Solid little suspenseful movie with Lon Chaney jr and Boris Karloff
CT entry for 10/26
(Jorg Buttgereit, 1994, Torrent) A realistic and well made film on the delusional mind of a serial killer. Disturbing and even a bit moving.
97. Its The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
(wild card 2) - Always a fun time.
98. House By The Cemetery
(Lucio Fulci, 1981, Blu-Ray) Not one of Fulci's best efforts but still entertaining.
CT entry for 10/27
99. Haxan w/ commentary*
(Benjamin Christensen, 1922, DVD) Incredible movie as always and a very informative and interesting commentary track
100. Ghoulies 2
(Albert Band, 1988, Stream) Mildly entertaining... still not as bad-good as it should be imo.
101. Halloween 4
(Dwight H. Little, 1988, DVD) A fun sequel, that I've always enjoyed.
CT entry for 10/28
102. Halloween 5
(Dominique Othenin-Girard1989, DVD) I've never enjoyed this movie less than this time.
103. Halloween 6 producer's cut*
(Joe Chapelle, 1995, Torrent) I wouldn't say this cut is any better or worse than the theatrical cut... still messy and mishandled.
CT entry for 10/29
104. The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XXII
(wild card 3)
105. TV Entry
The Walking Dead "Bloodletting" (60 min)
The Walking Dead "Save The Last One" (60 min)
(Juan Lopez Moctezuma, 1975, DVD) This movie is great if you are in to bizarre bloody naked madness. Or Satan.
CT entry for 10/30
107. Trick 'R Treat
(Michael Dougherty, 2007, Blu-Ray) I wouldn't be surprised if I rate this one with a perfect score next year... I love it more and more each Halloween.
(John Carpenter, 1978, Blu-Ray) Yea, it's a perfect horror movie.
CT entry for 10/31
Watch a film starring:
X Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley - Castle Freak
X Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig - Hellraiser
X Hazel Court - The Masque Of The Red Death
X Klaus Kinski - And God Said To Cain
X Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree - Aliens
X Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Black Castle
X Michael Gough - The Phantom of the Opera
X Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins - Two Evil Eyes
X Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister - Evil Dead
X Vincent Price - The Masque Of The Red Death
Watch a film composed by:
X James Bernard - Kiss Of The Vampire
X Simon Boswell - Santa Sangre
Watch a film directed by:
X David Cronenberg - The Brood
X Jean Rollin - The Grapes Of Death
X John Carpenter - Vampires
X Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda - Big Alligator River
X Terence Fisher - Brides Of Dracula
Watch a film with make-up effects by:
X Dick Smith - The Exorcist
X Tom Savini - Two Evil Eyes
Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
X Anthology Film - Two Evil Eyes
X Appears on Video Nasties List - Dead & Buried
X Based on a Novel - Castle Freak
X Blue Underground - Torso
X Called "Attack of ..." - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D
X Called "Day of ..." - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D
X Called "Night of ..." - Night Of The Living Dead
X Called "Return of ..." - Return Of The Living Dead
X Called "Revenge of ..." - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D
X Cannibalism - 3 On A Meathook
X Documentary - Terror In The Aisles
X Extraterrestrial - The Deadly Spawn
X Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Sleepaway Camp 1-3
X Film and its Remake - Night Of The Living Dead
X Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1910)
X Ghost / Haunting - Ghouls
Giallo - Torso
X Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.) Ghoulies 2
X J-Horror - Snake Woman's Curse
X Killer / Evil Animal - Big Alligator River
X Killer / Evil Child - REC 2
X Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play 2
X Made-for-TV Movie - Ghouls
X Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Deadly Spawn
X MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D
X Mummy - The Mummy
X Musical - Sweeney Todd
x Rape / Revenge - Last House On The Left
X Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Sledgehammer
X Silent Film - Haxan
X Spoof / Comedy - Street Trash
X Takes Place in Space - Aliens
X Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween 3
X Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Big Alligator River
X Vampire - Decadent Evil
X Werewolf - Moon of the Wolf
X Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - [REC] 2
X With Commentary - Haxan
X With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title - Return Of The Living Dead
X Won an Academy Award (any category) - Sweeney Todd
X Zombie - I Am Omega
Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
X First format, (DVD, (REC 2).
X Second format, (TV), (Ghouls).
X Third format, (Torrent), (3 On A Meathook).
Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
X First language, (Spanish), (REC 2).
X Second language, (French), (The Grapes Of Death).
X Third language, (Italian), (Big Alligator River).
Watch one film from every decade of film history:
X 1890 OPTIONAL - The Haunted Castle (1897)
X 1900 OPTIONAL - The Infernal Cauldron (1903)
X 1910 OPTIONAL - Frankenstein (1910)
X 1920 - Haxan (1922)
X 1930 - Doctor X (1932)
X 1940 - Cat People (1942)
X 1950 - I Bury The Living (1957)
X 1960 - Brides Of Dracula (1960)
X 1970 - 3 On A Meathook (1973)
X 1980 - Sledgehammer (1983)
X 1990 - Castle Freak (1995)
X 2000 - REC 2 (2009)
X 2010 - Husk (2011)
Watch a film for each rating:
X G - Its The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
x PG - Tourist Trap
X PG-13 - Troll 2
X R - [REC] 2
X X / NC-17 - Last House On The Left
X Unrated - I Am Omega
X Venture Into the Literary World: The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft
31 Films Subset