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Re: The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Final Stats:

Total movies watched = 83
Total TV episodes = 27 (equals 8 entries total)
Complete watched total = 91
First time views (movies only) = 47 (57%)
Formats used (movies only)= 48 BD/ 6 3DBD (65%), 13 streaming (16%), 10 Cable/DVR (12%) & 6 DVD (7%),
Decades watched (movies only) = 1910s (0), 1920s (0), 1930s (7 - 8%), 1940s (0 - 0%), 1950s (1 - 1%), 1960s (3 - 4%), 1970s (15 - 18%), 1980s (22 - 27%), 1990s (4 - 5%), 2000s (6 - 7%), 2010s (25 - 30%)
Most popular year watched (movies only) - 2015 with 10 movies from that year
Challenges completed - Watched over 50 movies, Subset movie list (and whatever goes with that)
Soundtracks listened to: 23
Graphic Novels read: 5
Magazines read: 2
Books read: 1



All ratings are out of 5 stars.
+ = first time viewing

Movies
+1. The Jekyll & Hyde Portfolio (1971 - Exploitation.TV - streaming - *1/2) - Terrible. Dull. Boobies.
2. The Exorcist III (1990 - BD - own it - **1/2) - Bizarre film with George C. Scott actually overacting even more than usual.
3. Final Destination (2000 - BD - own it - ***) - Fun but a little tedious by the end. Fantastic airplane explosion scene.
4. Alien [Director's Cut] (1979 - BD - own it - ****1/2) - Fantastic and holds up well today. But fuck the cat scenes.
+5. Alien 2: On Earth (1980 - BD - own it - *1/2) - Italian snooze instead of Italian sleaze. A couple of great effects scenes though hence the extra 1/2 star.
+6. The House Of Seven Corpses (1974 - BD - own it - 0 stars) - This movie sucks. Nothing about it I found to be worth the time. Nothing. Soon to be sold.
7. Jaws (1975 - BD - own it - ****1/2) - Great flick that still stands up well today.
8. The Amityville Horror (2005 - DVR - Showtime - **) - Too many cheap jump scares & "The Grudge" type editing. Missing the classic Schifrin score which added so much to the original.
+9. It Came From Outer Space (1953 - 3D BD - own it - **1/2) - Some really nice 3D depth but not much happening in the movie.
+10. Green Room (2016 - BD - Netflix - ****1/2) - Awesome. Go watch Blue Ruin if you haven't seen it yet. Same director and writer.
11. Axe aka Lisa, Lisa (1974 - BD - own it - ***) - Bad acting and a lurid, slow pace but for some reason likeable. Great ending. Nice grindhouse flick.
+12. The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974 - BD - Netflix - **) - Starts well but soon grows tiresome.
13. The Old Dark House (1932 - DVD - Netflix - ****) - Charming movie that has it all - horror, drama, romance & comedy. And does each of them well.
14. The Old Dark House (1932 - DVD - Netflix - w/ commentary by James Curtis) - Commentary is a little on the dry side but is packed with information
+15. Cabin Fever (2016 - BD - Netflix - *1/2) - Probably the worst remake since the Psycho. Terrible and unnecessary.
16. The Vampire Bat (1933 - streaming - Amazon Prime - **1/2) - Not good but not terrible. Just okay.
+17. The Final Girls (2015 - BD - Netflix - ****1/2) - Expected to hate it but loved it. Touching, funny, and a great send-up of 80's slasher movies.
18. Motel Hell (1980 - BD - own it - ***1/2) - A bizarre film with an extremely dark sense of humor.
19. Frankenstein (1931 - BD - own it - ****) - A classic. I appreciate it more than I enjoy it if that makes any sense.
20. Aliens (1986 - BD - own it - *****) - I love the first one but this one is even better which is hard to believe. Great from start to finish.
+21. Contamination (1980 - BD - own it - **) - Some great gore but ultimately a bore. Great funky, out of place score though.
+22. Graduation Day (1981 - BD - own it - ***) - I enjoyed this one. Pure 80's slasher all the way with a decent soundtrack.
+23. Chopping Mall (1986 - BD - own it - ****) - How the hell did I miss this one? It was awesomely 80's all the way.
24. Bride Of Frankenstein (1935 - BD - own it - ****1/2) - Starts rough but quickly makes up for it in atmosphere, acting, lighting, camera work, everything.
25. Jaws 2 (1978 - BD - own it - ***) - This one didn't hold up as well as I remembered it. But has some nice teens in terror scenes.
+26. Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016 - BD - library - **1/2) - Not horrible as expected but not very good either. Skip it.
+27. Camp Blood (2000 - 3D BD - own it - ***) - Bad slasher but funny too. 3D has some depth but will make your eyes bleed.
+28. Deathgasm (2015 - streaming - Netflix - ****1/2) - Blatantly rips off The Evil Dead movies but has enough originality and humor to keep you interested. A lot of fun.
+29. Burial Ground aka The Nights Of Terror (1981 - BD - own it - **1/2) - Just okay Italian zombie film where the zombies are way more intelligent than the living they prey upon.
+30. Martyrs (2015 - BD - Netflix - *) - Terrible remake of a great film. See the original if you haven't...immediately! Skip this one altogether.
+31. Black Candles (1982 - BD - own it - **1/2) - Just when you think you have seen everything. Probably the sleaziest film I will watch during the challenge.
+32. Bone Tomahawk (2015 - BD - own it - **1/2) - Great production, acting and dialogue but way too long. A 90 minute movie stretched out to 130 minutes which kills the tension.
+33. Howl (2015 - BD - Netflix - ****) - Extremely enjoyable werewolf movie with very good creature effects.
+34. Bloody Birthday (1981 - BD - own it - ****) - Gratuitous nudity and senseless violence. Lots more fun than you are expecting from a killer kid movie.
+35. Resident Evil: Damnation (2012 - DirectTV - DVR - ***1/2) - Enjoyable CG animated movie with some serious action. This needs a 3D Blu-ray release stat!
36. Jaws 3-D (1983 - 3D BD - own it - **1/2) - 3D is decent but transfer isn't great. Goofy movie and not scary or necessary.
+37. Wolfen (1981 - DirectTV - DVR - **1/2) - Decent original take on the werewolf mythos but not a lot happens.
+38. Julia X (2011 - 3D BD - own it - **) - Thinks it is smarter, cooler and funnier than it actually is. A lesson in tedium.
39. Son Of Frankenstein (1939 - DirectTV - DVR - ***) - doesn't really build on Bride but actually goes backwards. Still a decent watch.
40. Alien 3 (1992 - BD - own it - ***1/2) - Not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It's biggest fault is that it followed two masterpieces.
+41. 247 Degrees F (2011 - BD - Netflix - ***) - Not great but not as awful as you would expect. It held my interest.
+42. Island Of Death (1976 - BD - own it - *1/2) - Tries to be repulsive and succeeds. If only it had been interesting while doing it.
+43. The Mutilator (1984 - BD - own it - **1/2) - Lamest group of college kids ever. Lame movie as well but with a few cool kills.
44. The Descent (2005 - BD - own it - *****) - I adore everything about this movie. Watch the unrated version for the perfect ending and ignore the sequel.
45. Bride Of Re-Animator (1989 - BD - own it - ***) - Just okay. A pale imitation of the original that seems to play it safe for some reason.
46. Murder Party (2007 - DVD - own it - ***1/2) - Very enjoyable early effort from same director/writer of Green Room.
+47. Jersey Shore Massacre (2014 - DVD - Netflix - *1/2) - Nowhere near as fun as it should have been. A bore and a chore.
48. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988 - BD - own it - ***1/2) - Great effects and an imaginative story.
+49. Porkchop (2010 - BD-R - own it - ***) - Fun slasher that starts great but loses steam in the last third. Pretty funny and original dialogue. For low-budget slasher fans only.
+50. Death Ship (1980 - streaming - Youtube - **1/2) - Not great but not terrible. More of a TV movie of the week feel.
+51. Possession (1981 - BD - own it - ****) - What the fuck did I just watch. Holy crap. I have a feeling this will get even better with more viewings.
52. Blood Diner (1987 - BD - own it - ****) - A ton of nudity, gore, bad dialogue and terrible acting. But charming as hell.
+53. Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do The Time Warp Again (2016 - DirectTV - DVR - 1/2 star) - I am not a huge fan of the original but this rendition was just horrible.
54. Dracula (1931 - BD - own it - ****) - This one just keeps getting better with age...its age and my age. Atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere!
+55. Night Train Murders (1975 - BD - own it - ***1/2) - Basically an Italian version of Last House On The Left filmed on a train. It has a few disturbing parts.
56. Poltergeist (1982 - BD - own it - *****) - I have seen this movie dozens of times as a kid, a teen, an adult, and now a parent. It scares me for different reasons every time.
+57. Chained (2012 - BD - Netflix - ***) - Very good serial killer movie until the final unnecessary twist. Takes the mystery away and a character acts unrealistically taking you out of the picture at the most important part...the end.
+58. Dracula (1979 - DirectTV - DVR - ***) - Serviceable adaptation but the effects are poor. Nothing special.
59. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986 - DirectTV - DVR - **) - The original cast picks up a paycheck...and a hell of a tequila buzz.
+60. The Ward (2010 - DirectTV - DVR - **) - John Carpenter continues his decline. But you gotta give him credit for filling his mental ward with hot girls...but he loses that credit on no nudity...even in a massive shower scene.
+61. House Of Dark Shadows (1970 - BD - own it - ***1/2) - Fun to watch since I am going through the regular series but a totally different experience.
+62. Queen Of The Damned (2002 - DirectTV - DVR - *) - Terrible. Lestat becomes a rock star. Don't know if that was in the book but they take it very seriously...which makes it worse.
+63. Big Tits Zombie (2010 - DVD - Netflix - **) - Hardly any tits. Fire breathing vagina. Listen to the english dub while watching the English subtitles if you must watch this.
+64. The Gorgon (1964 - DirectTV - DVR - **) - Needs less romantic drama and more monster!
65. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 - BD - own it - *****) - Is this the greatest horror movie ever made or is it the next one on my list?
66. Psycho (1960 - BD - own it - *****) - Sophie's choice. This one or TCM? Can't make a decision.
+67. Hush (2016 - streaming - Netflix - ***) - Some great gore and tense moments but too many cliches and inconsistencies to recommend it.
+68. Stung (2015 - streaming - Netflix - **1/2) - Not as funny or smart as it thinks it is. Great practical effect. Terrible CG effects. Awful pacing.
+69. Baskin (2015 - streaming - Netflix - *****) - Just fantastic. The next Hellraiser for the new generation.
70. Witchboard (1986 - streaming - Shout Channel - **) - Pretty dull affair. Dull kills, bad acting, plodding storyline. Only good scene is Tawny's shower.
71. Krampus (2015 - BD - own it - ****) - Enjoyed it even more the second time around. Looking forward to the sequel.
+72. Southbound (2015 - streaming - Amazon Prime - ***) - Interesting stories but lack of cohesion really hurt the film more than helped it. The hospital story is brutal.
+73. Goodnight Mommy (2014 - streaming - Amazon Prime - **1/2) - Good eerie atmosphere throughout but both twists are way too predictable.
+74. Satan's Blood (1978 - BD - own it - ***1/2) - Enjoyable Satan worshiping film. Put yourself in the couple's situtation and it makes you appreciate it a little more.
75. Phantasm (1979 - streaming - Amazon - **1/2) - I want to like this movie but it is just to random for me.
76. The People Under The Stairs (1991 - streaming - Amazon - *1/2) - Not scary or funny. Kid heroes suck.
77. Goosebumps (2015 - 3D BD - own it - ****1/2) - Just a lot of fun. Great way to introduce your young'un to some horror elements.
+78. Sorceress (1995 - BD - own it - ***) - More Skinemax than horror though witchcraft abounds. Julie Strain looks the best she ever has in this. Tons of nudity.
+79. Evils In The Night (1985 - BD - own it - ***) - Another nudie movie with a fun 80's vibe.
80. Mark Of The Devil (1970 - BD - own it - ***1/2) - My favorite Elivra hosted movie when I was a kid.
81. Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013 - 3D BD - own it - **) - A terrible script with the beautiful Daddario. She's really the only reason to watch this.
82. Halloween II (the TV edit) (1981 - DVD - own it - **) - Watch the theatrical version. The adding and editing of scenes can be interesting but ultimately hurts the movie.
83. The Curse Of The Werewolf (1961 - streaming - Amazon - ***) - enjoyed it but nothing special.




Television
+.25 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #319
+.50 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #320
+.75 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #321
+1. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it) - Season 1 Episode 14 - "Third From the Sun" - Nice twist!
+1.25 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #322
+1.75 Scream Queens (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 2 Episode 3 - "Handidates"
+2. Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #323
+2.25 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #324
+2.50 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #325
+2.75 Tales From The Darkside (1985 - DVD - own it) - Season 1 Episode 18 - "The Madness Room" - bet you guess the first twist but not the second one.
+3.0 Ash Vs. Evil Dead (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 2 Episode 1
+3.25 Ash Vs. Evil Dead (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 2 Episode 2
+3.50 The Simpsons (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 28 Episode 4 - "Treehouse Of Horror #27"
+3.75 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #326
+4.0 Dark Shadows (1967 - DVD - own it) - Episode #327
+4.5 Scream Queens (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 2 Episode 4 - "Halloween Blues"
+4.75 The Simpsons (2016 - DirectTV - FXX) - Season 5 Episode 5 - "Treehouse Of Horror #4"
+5.0 The Simpsons (2016 - DirectTV - FXX) - Season 6 Episode 6 - "Treehouse Of Horror #5"
+5.25 The Simpsons (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 7 Episode 6 - "Treehouse Of Horror #6"
+5.50 Ash Vs. Evil Dead (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 2 Episode 3
+6.0 The Outer Limits (1963 - DVD - own it) - Season 1 Episode 2 - "The Hundred Days Of The Dragon"
+6.5 Thriller (1960 - DVD - own it) - Season 1 Episode 5 - "Rose's Last Summer"
+6.75 Tales From The Crypt (1990 - DVD - own it) - Season 2 Episode 4 - "'Til Death"
+7.0 Tales Of The Unexpected (1979 - DVD - own it) - Season 1 Episode 3 - "William & Mary"
+7.25 The Addams Family (1964 - DVD - own it) - Season 1 Episode 2 - "Morticia and the Psychiatrist"
+7.75 The Outer Limits (1995 - DVD - own it) - Season 1 Episode 3 "Blood Brothers"
+8.0 Ash Vs. Evil Dead (2016 - DirectTV - DVR) - Season 2 Episode 4



Music/Soundtracks/Scores
0. http://www.halloweenradio.net/ and various other internet Halloween stations all month!
1. Carrie by Pino Donaggio (CD)
2. The Amityville Horror by Lalo Schifrin (CD - Disc 1)
3. The Amityville Horror by Lalo Schifrin (CD - Disc 2)
4. Cannibal Ferox by Robert Donati (CD)
5. Axe by George Newman Shaw & John Willhelm (CD)
6. The Changeling by Ken Wannberg, Rick Wilkins & Howard Blake (CD - Disc 1)
7. The Changeling by Ken Wannberg, Rick Wilkins & Howard Blake (CD - Disc 2)
8. Resident Evil: Retribution by Tomandandy (MP3)
9. Halloween Returns: Music Inspired By The Film by Tony McKee & John Carpenter (MP3)
10. Contamination by Goblin (Spotify)
11. Amityville 3D by Howard Blake (CD)
12. Lost Themes by John Carpenter (MP3)
13. The Amityville Horror by Lalo Schifrin (CD - rerecording)
14. Zombi by Goblin (Spotify)
15. Hellbilly Deluxe by Rob Zombie (CD)
16. The Thing by Ennio Morricone (Amazon Prime)
17. Aggravatin' Rhythms by The Coffin Daggers (Spotify)
18. Monsters From The Id by The Coffin Daggers (Spotify)
19. The Coffin Daggers by The Coffin Daggers (Spotify)
20. Yells From The Crypt by Various Artists (Spotify)
21. Possession by Andrzej Korzynski (CD)
22. Hellraiser by Christopher Young (CD)
23. Hellbound: Hellraiser II by Christopher Young (CD)


Books/Audiobooks/Magazine/Graphic Novels
1. Pride And Prejudice And Zombies - Graphic Novel - Library - Very talky and not very interesting. The movie is better but not by much.
2. Army Of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched - Mini-series TPB - Library - Light but fun.
3. Curse - mini-series TPB - Library - Emotional twist on a werewolf tale.
4. Rue Morgue - Magazine Subscription - Issue #167 - June 2016
5. Ghosted - TPB - Library - Issues 1-5 - Nice Haunted House story.
6. Ghosted Vol. 2 - TPB - Library - Issues 6-10 - not as interesting as the first volume
7. [b]Horrorhound[b] - Magazine Subscription - Issue #60 - July/August 2016
8. Rue Morgue Magazine's 200 Alternative Horror Films You Need To See - own it


Subset List
Spoiler:

--- 10/01: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
--- 10/02: Darth Maher - The Exorcist III (1990)
--- 10/03: SterlingBen - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
--- 10/04: pacaway - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
--- 10/05: rbrown498 - House of Dark Shadows (1970)
--- 10/06: shellebelle - The Vampire Bat (1933)
--- 10/07: tarfrimmer - Phantasm (1979)
--- 10/08: PCBreakdown - Motel Hell (1980)
--- 10/09: Darkgod - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- 10/10: Undeadcow - Deathgasm (2015)
--- 10/11: Bladz - The Descent (2005)
--- 10/12: clckworang - Bone Tomahawk (2015)
--- 10/13: cwileyy - Bloody Birthday (1981)
--- 10/14: Chad - Green Room (2015)
--- 10/15: indiephantom - Death Ship (1980)
--- 10/16: WillieMLF - Howl (2015)
--- 10/17: Dick Laurent - The People Under the Stairs (1991)
--- 10/18: Mondo Kane - The Old Dark House (1932)
--- 10/19: orlmac - Jaws (1975)
--- 10/20: ntnon - Dracula (1979)
--- 10/21: arw6040 - Hush (2016)
--- 10/22: Doc Moonlight - The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
--- 10/23: SethDLH - Stung (2015)
--- 10/24: TheBigDave - Baskin (2015)
--- 10/25: DaveyJoe - Krampus (2015)
--- 10/26: ororama - Witchboard (1986)
--- 10/27: Gobear - Southbound (2015)
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
--- 10/29: jacob_b - Goodnight Mommy (2014)
--- 10/30: CrazyMat - Satan's Blood (1978)
--- 10/31: Trevor - Halloween II (1981)

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