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Old 09-18-09, 08:14 PM   #16
jmsmath
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

2008 Total: 36
2009 Goal: 60

* First Time Viewing
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Online

October 1
01. Dracula (1931)* Truly a classic. 8/10
02. The Evil Dead (1981)* I can't believe I waited this long to see this. Loved it!!! 8/10
03. Evil Dead II (1987)* Not as good as the original, but pretty close. 7/10
04. Army of Darkness (1992)* I didn't care for this one as much. Weakest of the trilogy. 5/10
05. Children of the Corn (1984)* Nothing special, not very creepy or scary. 5/10
06. Dracula's Daughter (1936)* Good, but not in the same ballpark as the original. 5/10

October 2
07. Interview with the Vampire (1994)* Absolutely loved this one. 9/10
08. Lost Souls (2000)* Better than I expected. I think it's much better than the reviews. 6/10
09. Son of Dracula (1943)* 6/10

October 3
10. Poltergeist (1982) One of the best. 8/10

October 4
11. House of Dracula (1945)* This one has it all: Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolf, a hunchback and a mad scientist. 6/10

October 5
12. April Fool's Day (2008)* Mediocre 4/10
13. The Hitcher (1986)* Pretty good. Rutger Hauer is just plain creepy. 7/10
14. Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns (2005)* I liked this one a lot, but I like just about anything John Carpenter does. 8/10
15. Zombieland (2009)* Loved this one. Do yourself a favor and see it!!! 9/10

October 6
16. 28 Days Later (2002)* WOW!!! A serious, smart zombie movie. Not at all what I expected, but I loved it. 9/10
17. The Howling (1981)* First hour was a slow, cheesy 80's horror movie. Redeemed somewhat in the last 30 minutes. 6/10

October 7
18. The Descent (2005)* Great atmosphere, good story, creepy. One the the best horror films of the last 10 years. 9/10
19. Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch-House (2005)* 5/10

October 8
20. Friday the 13th (1980) 7/10
21. Masters of Horror: The Fair-Haired Child (2006)* 6/10

October 9
22. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) WC #1*
23. Le Chaudron Infernal (1903) WC #2*
24. Frankenstein (1910) WC #3*
25. Dead Silence (2007)* This was actually pretty good. Much better than I expected. 7/10
26. Masters of Horror: Jenifer (2005)* 7/10

October 10
27. Needful Things (1993)* Not sure I'd call this horror, but IMDB does, so I'll count it. 5/10

October 12
28. The Devil's Backbone (2001)* Pretty good ghost/revenge movie. I liked it. 7/10
29. The Hitcher (2007)* Not a horrible remake, but still no where near the original. 5/10
30. Believers (2007)* Had potential, but just never really developed. 4/10

October 13
31. 30 Days of Night (2007)* Really liked this one. Great atmosphere. One WTF moment near the end, but still pretty good. 8/10
32. Sleepwalkers (1992)* This was a surprise. It's highly underrated. Some great lines. 7/10

October 14
33. 28 Weeks Later (2007)* Pretty good, not as good as 28 Days Later, but still enjoyable. 7/10
34. Masters of Horror: Sick Girl (2006)* Weak episode. 3/10

October 15
35. Demon Seed (1977)* Decent for its time, but not my cup of tea. 4/10
36. Midnight Movie (2008)* Pretty good modern slasher. Some good kills. 6/10

October 16
37. Joy Ride (2001)* I liked this one much better than I expected. 7/10
38. Hatchet (2006)* Good gore and pretty good comedy. Not bad at all. 7/10
39. Dracula - Spanish Version (1931)* I think I may prefer this version to the English speaking version. 8/10

October 17
40. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005)* This was not a very good episode. 4/10

October 18
41. Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood (1996)* O.K., but felt like it should have been better. 5/10

October 19
42. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)* I liked this one a lot; can't believe I waited so long to see it! 7/10
43. The Grudge (2004)* I liked this one as well. Good atmosphere and several good jump scares. 7/10
44. The Grudge 2 (2006)* Doesn't measure up to the first one, but I did like the ending. 5/10
45. Masters of Horror: Incident on and Off a Mountain Road (2005)* One of the better episodes, maybe the best. 8/10

October 20
46. Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead (2005)* Bizarre, maybe a little too bizarre for me. 4/10
47. Dawn of the Dead (1978) A classic, one of my all-time favorites. 9/10
48. Horror of Dracula (1958)* Good, but I think I've watched too many Dracula movies this time, story was repetitive for me. 6/10

October 21
49. Dawn of the Dead (2004)* Very good remake, pays tribute to the original. 8/10

October 22
50. Vacancy (2007)* Good creepy atmosphere, but loses a point because of the ending. 6/10
51. Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up (2006)* Decent episode, but nothing outstanding. 5/10

October 23
52. Masters of Horror: Homecoming (2005)* Average episode, nothing special. 4/10

October 24
53. Paranormal Activity (2007)* Good, but overhyped. 7/10

October 25
54. Masters of Horror: Chocolate (2005)* Another meh episode. 5/10

October 26
55. An American Werewolf in London (1981)* First time viewing and I loved it. An old new favorite. 8/10
56. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)* I thought I had seen this, but nothing seemed familiar, so I listed it as a first time viewing. I liked it. 7/10
57. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)* Weak sequel. 3/10
58. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)* Another weak sequel. 3/10

October 27
59. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)* Good soundtrack, but meh movie. 4/10
60. A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)* Freddy becomes a comedian, but it doesn't save the movie. 4/10
61. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)* A little better, but still nothing to write home about. 5/10
62. New Nightmare (1994)* Much, much better. I actually really liked this one. 7/10
63. The Orphanage (2007)* Absolutely loved this one. A new favorite that I couldn't stop thinking about for days. 10/10
64. The Wolf Man (1941)* Another classic. 6/10

October 28
65. Cat People (1982) Better than I remembered, but it had been many years since I'd seen it. 6/10
66. The Breed (2006)* Not bad, better than I expected. 5/10
67. Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale (2006)* One of the better episodes. 6/10
68. The Ring (2002)* I liked this a lot. I will make a point to see Ringu in the near future. 7/10
69. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)* Not bad, but nothing special. 5/10

October 29
70. The Ring Two (2005)* Not as good the the first one, but still decent. There are much worse films out there. 6/10
71. Masters of Horror: Imprint (2006)* My first exposure to Miike and it won't be my last. 8/10
72. Shaun of the Dead (2004)* Somewhat disappointed by the hype. Had it's moments, but took a little too long to get started. I'll revisit it some day. 5/10
73. She-Wolf of London (1946)* Fair. 5/10

October 30
74. House on Haunted Hill (1959)* Creepy atmosphere especially for its age. I imagine it was extremely scary in 1959. 6/10
75. 1408 (2007)* Good premise, but went a little overboard. 5/10
76. Die, Monster, Die! (1965)* Not bad, but not real good either. 4/10
77. Child's Play (1988)* Chucky always delivers. 6/10

October 31
78. Halloween (2007)* I actually liked this a lot. I don't understand all the hate for it. 7/10
79. Werewolf of London (1935)* I liked this one. Good comedy. 6/10
80. Halloween (1978) A classic. One of my top five movies of all time. The last twenty minutes are some of the most tension filled minutes ever. 10/10

** LIST COMPLETE **

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)
-X- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Dracula (1931)
-X- 1940 - Son of Dracula (1943)
-X- 1950 - Horror of Dracula (1958)
-X- 1960 - Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
-X- 1970 - Demon Seed (1977)
-X- 1980 - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- 1990 - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- 2000 - Zombieland (2009)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Die, Monser, Die! (1965)
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - The Grudge (2004)
-X- R - Army of Darkness (1992)
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - The Evil Dead (1981)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, DVD, The Evil Dead
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, Poltergeist
-X- Third format, HD DVD, The Hitcher

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Son of Dracula (1943)
-X- Vincent Price - House on Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- Peter Cushing - Horror of Dracula (1958)
-X- Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula (1958)
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-X- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween (1978)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Spanish, The Devil's Backbone (2001)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula (1931)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
-X- Werewolf - The Howling (1981)
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Poltergeist (1982)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Lost Souls (2000)
-X- Zombie - Zombieland (2009)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Descent (2005)
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - Evil Dead II (1987)
-X- Revenge - The Devil's Backbone (2001)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play (1988)
-X- Killer/evil animal - Cat People (1982)
-X- Killer/evil child - Children of the Corn (1984)
--- Giallo -
-X- J horror - Masters of Horror: Imprint (2006)
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - The Hitcher (1986) & (2007)
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - 30 Days of Night (2007)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award - Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
-X- silent film - Frankenstein (1910)
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

Last edited by jmsmath; 11-02-09 at 03:39 PM.
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