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Old 10-03-09, 09:11 PM   #126
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

I read DVD Talk daily, but I never post. However, I do enjoy reading the lists from the Horror Movie Challenge, so I'll give 'er a shot. I love movies and horror in general, but there's no way I'm going to make it even close to 100. But, I'll post what I do watch...

October 1:
01. Alucarda (Juan López Moctezuma, 1978)

October 2:
02. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (Joël Séria, 1971)
03. Blood Feast (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1963)

October 3:
04. Live Feed (Ryan Nicholson, 2006)
05. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (Tom McLoughlin, 1986)

October 4:
06. Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer, 2009)
07. The Hills Run Red (Dave Parker, 2009)

October 5:
08. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Rob Zombie, 2009)

October 6:
09. House of 1000 Corpses (Rob Zombie, 2003)
10. The Devil's Rejects (Rob Zombie, 2005)

October 7:
11. Mulberry Street (Jim Mickle, 2006)

October 8:
12. Last House on the Beach (Franco Prosperi, 1978)

October 9:
13. Masters of Horror: Jenifer (Dario Argento, 2005)
14. [•REC] (Jaume Balagueró/Paco Plaza, 2007)
15. Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale (Paco Plaza, 2005)

October 10:

October 11:
16. Deadgirl (Marcel Sarmiento/Gadi Harel, 2008)

October 12:

October 13:
17. Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi, 2009)

October 14:

October 15:
17. Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2008)


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Old 10-05-09, 02:26 PM   #127
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

My List of Horror / Halloween films watched for October 2009:

* Denotes first time I have seen this film.

October 4th
1. Grace*
2. Halloween Town*
3. Halloweentown II*
4. Halloweentown High*

October 5th
5. Night of the Demons*
6. Zombieland*

October 6th
7. Goosebumps - Attack of the Jack O Lanterns (WILDCARD #1)
8. Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburgh*

October 7th
9. Trick R Treat*
10. Zombiemania (Documentary)*

October 10th
11. Dr. Terror's House of Horror*

October 11th
12. Paranormal Activities*
13. Dexter (WILDCARD #2)

October 12th
14. From Hell It Came*

October 13th
15. Rawhead Rex
16. The Mole People*

October 14th
17. Psycho
18. The Evil (1978)*

October 15th
19. The Watchers
20. Snoop Dogg's Tales From The Hood*
21. 20 Million Miles To Earth*

October 17th
22. Friday The 13th (2009)*

October 18th
23. Ghost Story*

October 20th
23. Dexter (WILDCARD #2)
24. Karloff*
25. Monster Squad Forever*

October 21st
26. Ted Bundy - Natural Porn Killer*
27. Elvira Presents Bride of Monster Mania*
28. Hocus Pocus
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Old 10-05-09, 09:30 PM   #128
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

Oct. 1:
The Lost Boys (5/5)

Oct. 2:
Backwoods (-2/5)

Oct. 3:
The Lost Boys: The Tribe (3.5/5)

Oct. 4:
Doom (2/5)

Oct. 5:
Severance (4/5)

Oct. 6:
30 Days of Night (4/5)
Gothika (2.5/5)

Oct 7:
Trick r Treak (5/5)

Oct 8:
Trick r Treat (5/5) * it's such a great movie

Oct 9:
The Hills Run Red (3.5/5)

Oct 10:
The Evil Dead (5/5)

Oct 11:
Zodiac (5/5)

Oct 12:
The Amityville Horror [2005] (4/5)

Oct 13:
N/A

Oct 14:
Mr. Brooks (3/5)

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Old 10-05-09, 10:39 PM   #129
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

Here we go:

Oct 1st:

Nada

Oct 2nd
1.The Fly 1986
2.The Thing 1982

Oct 3rd:
3. Jaws
4. Jaws 2

Oct 4th:
5. A Nightmare On Elm Street
6. Wolfen (Yes Again )

Oct 5th:
7. Cube
8. Poltergeist
9. Haute Tension

Oct 6th:
10. Friday the 13th 1980
11. Friday the 13th part 2
12. Friday the 13th part 3 3-D

Oct 7th:
13. Troll 2 ()
14. Trick r Treat (Loved it)

Oct 8th:
15. Turistas
16. One Eyed Monster

Oct 9th:
17. Jaws 3-D
18. Jaws The Revenge
19. Zombieland

Oct 10th:
20. Shaun of the Dead
21. Dawn of the Dead

Oct 11th:
22. Paranormal Activity
23. The Mist

Oct 12th:
24. Prince of Darkness
25. Night of the Living Dead 1990
26. Friday the 13th Part 4 The Final Chapter

Oct 13th:
27. Drag Me to Hell
28. Audition
29. A Tale of Two Sisters

Oct 14th:
30. Cabin Fever
31. Hostel
32. Hostel 2

Oct 15th:
33. The Exorcist
34. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974

Oct 16th
35. Dawn of the Dead 2004
36. The Entity
37. Chopping Mall

Oct 17th:
38. The People Under the Stairs
39. A Nightmare on Elm Street
40. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
41. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Oct 18th:
42. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4:The Dream Master
43. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
44. A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy's Dead
45. A Nightmare on Elm Street 7: New Nightmare
46. Freddy vs Jason

Oct 19th:
47. Christine
48. Silver Bullet

Oct 20th:
49. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
50. Silent Night Deadly Night
51. Death Bed
52. The Shinning

Oct 21th:
53. The Hitcher 1986
54. Scream
55. Child's Play
56. Hellraiser

Oct 22nd:
57. The Blair Witch Project
58. 28 Days Later
59. 28 Weeks Later
60. Ravenous

Oct 23rd:
61. Saw
62. Saw II
63. Saw III
64. Saw IV
65. Saw V

Oct 24th:
66. Evil Dead
67. Evil Dead 2
68. Army of Darkness

Oct 25th:
69. The Ring
70. The Ring 2
71. Dark Water (Remake)
72. Dark Water (Original)

Oct 26th:
73. The Omen
74. The Omen II
75. The Final Conflict
76. Rec
77. Quarantine

Oct 27th:
78. An American Werewolf in London
79. Near Dark
80. Sheitan
81. Martyrs
82. Froniter(s)

Oct 28th:
83. The Descent
84. Wolf Creek
85. The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
86. Frailty
87. The Host

Oct 29th:
88. Black Christmas (Original)
89. The Orphanage
90. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
91. Popcorn

Oct 30th:
92. Deadgirl
93. The Hunger
94. Vampyr
95. May

Oct 31st
96. Blade II
97. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
98. Return of the Living Dead
99. Halloween
100. Halloween 2
101. Halloween 3 Season of the Witch

That was really tough. Next year I'm gonna have to plan my time better. Those last 10 days KILLED me. I has a social hermit
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Old 10-06-09, 09:54 AM   #130
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

October 1
  1. The Living Doll (2.5/5)
  2. The Changeling (3/5)
  3. Blood Sisters (1.5/5)

October 2
  1. Exorcist 2: The Heretic (2/5)

October 3
  1. Zombieland (3.5/5)
  2. Paranormal Activity (3.5/5)

October 4
  1. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (3/5)
  2. Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (2.5/5)
  3. To The Devil… A Daughter (3/5)

October 5
  1. Blair Witch Project 2: Book of Shadows (1.5/5)

October 6
  1. Battle Royale (3.5/5)

October 7
  1. Seventh Moon (1.5/5)

October 8
  1. The Brood (3.5/5)

October 9
  1. Return of the Living Dead 2 (3/5)

October 11
  1. Open Water (3/5)
  2. Inferno (3.5/5)
  3. The Haunting (1963) (4/5)

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Old 10-07-09, 12:31 AM   #131
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

My first year at this. Goal is 40.
***** = Excellent/Loved it!
**** = Great
***= worthwhile
**= poor
* = horrid

Fortunato's List:

October 1
1. The Raven (1935) **** - One of my fav Lugosi/Karloff collaborations.

October 2
2. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) ***** - Love it, one of the best universal monster films.

October 3
3. Werewolf of London (1935) *** Found the story enjoyable. Still falls short of The Wolfman.

October 4
4. The Masque of Red Death (1964) **** One of my favorite Poe stories, the movie wasn't as good as Poe's story but Vincent Price makes this a winner for me.

October 5
5. Hellraiser (1987)* *** Cenobites were cool, story a bit bizarre.

October 6
6. Nightmare Castle (1965) *** Some good visuals, and dark atmosphere.

October 7
7. Ginger Snaps (2000) *** A bit campy in parts but a fun story, enjoyed Emily Perkins in this one.

October 8
8. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) **** I love the visuals! Creepy sets and characters, one of my favorite silents.

October 9
9. Sleepy Hollow (1999) **** Love pretty much anything Burton, great actors and story.
10. The Haunted House of Horror (1969) ** Story was drawn out too much, plenty of potential victims, not much killing.

October 10
11. Zombieland (2009) *** This film was no Shaun of the Dead, but i did get plenty of laughs from it.
12. The House That Dripped Blood (1971) *** Fun horror anthology with some great horror icons.

October 11
13. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955) * Not enough focus on the sea monster, as cheesy as it was. Movie dragged on.

October 12
14. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) ***** I could watch this movie over and over and never tire of it.
15. Halloween (2007) **** Never being a fan of the original series, I was quite surprised I liked Zombie's version a lot. Highlight was Michael as a kid.

October 13
16. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) *** Eerie atmosphere and soundtrack; story was alright.

October 14
17. How to Make a Monster (1958) *** Consider this a sequel to the I Was A Teenage ... movies of the 50's. It was enjoyable to see the horror make-up crew play the bad guys, surprised to see it go to color at the end.

October 15
18. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) *** Not as scary as the first, with its rocking 80's soundtrack and witty Freddy, but fun to watch.

October 16
19. Cemetery Man (1994) *** I appreciate the black humor in this one, a bit camp at times.
20. Videodrome (1983) *** This movie was strange but slightly intriguing. Probably wouldn't have enjoyed it much if it wasn't for James Woods.

October 17
21. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) *** Decent wolf flick but it takes awhile to actually see the werewolf. Found Chaney's version more entertaining.
22. The Brides of Dracula (1960) **** I find this to be one of my favorite hammer Dracula movies. Enjoyed the story, characters, and Cushing was great as usual. Shame Lee couldn't be in this one.

October 18


CHECKLIST:

Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
-X- 1930 - The Raven
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - How to Make a Monster
-X- 1960 - Nightmare Castle
-X- 1970 - The House That Dripped Blood
-X- 1980 - Hellraiser
-X- 1990 - Sleepy Hollow
-X- 2000 - Ginger Snaps

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
-X- PG - The Haunted House of Horror
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, (Theater), (Zombieland).
-X- Second format, (TV), (Videodrome).
-X- Third format, (DVD), (The Curse of the Werewolf).

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Bride of Frankenstein
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
-X- Vincent Price - The Masque of Red Death
-X- Peter Cushing - The Brides of Dracula
--- Christopher Lee -
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - (insert film title here)
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Werewolf - Werewolf of London
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Let's Scare Jessica to Death
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
--- Zombie -
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Halloween
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
-X- Musical - Sweeney Todd
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - Cemetery Man
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
-X- takes place on or under the sea - The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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Old 10-08-09, 02:55 AM   #132
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

Count me in! So far:

1== Paranormal Activity **** (First ever viewing/Theater)
--Authentic, creepy and well done. Simple but haunting, images that will
stay with me.
2==Zombieland *** ˝ (First ever viewing/Theater)
--Extremely entertaining and slick. Well paced, gory, and funny. Didn’t knock me out though.
3==Tales of Terror *** (First ever viewing/Streaming/Hulu)
--Old school camp. The middle story was far superior to it’s brother and sister story, though Vincent Price is consistent throughout.
4==Mad Love ** (First ever viewing/TV/TCM)
--Very morbid for the day. Cute little creepy tale.


Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Mad Love
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Tales of Terror
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Paranormal Activity

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Tales of Terror
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Zombieland
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, (Theater), (Paranormal Activity).
-X- Second format, (Streaming/Hulu), (Tales of Terror).
-X- Third format, (TV), (Mad Love).

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
-X- Vincent Price - Tales of Terror
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - (insert film title here)
--- Frankenstein -
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Paranormal Activity
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
-X- Zombie - Zombieland
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - Mad Love
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- 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 -

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Old 10-09-09, 12:21 AM   #133
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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

Undeadcow's October Horror Movie Challenge 2009 Finalized List

October 1st
1. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) 8/10
2. The Devil's Tomb (2009)* 2/10

October 2nd
3. The Omen (1976) 8/10

October 3rd
4. Wrong Turn (2003) 7/10
5. Fear Dot Com (2002) 4/10
6. Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988) 5/10

October 4th
7. Lifeforce (1985) 6/10
8. Dawn of the Dead [Unrated] (2004) 7/10
9. Night of the Living Dead (1968) 9/10
10. Darkness [Unrated] (2002) 3/10

October 5th
11. Damien - Omen II (1978)* 4/10
12. The Frighteners [Director's Cut] (1996) 7/10

October 6th
13. Brainscan (1994) 9/10

October 7th
14. Phenomena (1985) 7/10
15. Dawn of the Dead [Theatrical Cut] (1978) 8/10
16. Stir of Echoes (1999) 6/10
17. The Monster Squad (1985) 7/10

October 8th
18. Demons (1985) 7/10
19. Blair Witch Project (1999) 7/10

October 9th
20. Dance of the Dead (2008) 6/10
21. The Amityville Horror (2005) 5/10

October 10
22. Seventh Moon (2008)* 8/10
23. Black Sheep [Unrated] (2006) 2/10
24. Trick 'R Treat (2008)* 7/10

October 11th
25. White Noise (2005) 6/10
26. Cursed [Unrated] (2005) 3/10
27. [Rec]* (2007) 7/10
28. Friday the 13th (1980) 6/10
29. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) 5/10

October 12
30. 2001 Maniacs (2005) 4/10

October 13
31. Evil Dead (1981) 8/10

October 14th
32. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) 6/10

October 15th
33. The Signal (2007) 7/10

October 16th
34. Chopping Mall* (1986) 6/10
35. American Zombie* (2007) 7/10
36. Friday the 13th Part III [2D] (1982)

October 17th
37. Hellraiser (1987) 7/10
38. Omen III: The Final Conflict* (1981) 3/10
39. 100 Feet* (2008) 3/10
40. Event Horizon (1997) 7/10
41. Day of the Dead (1985) 7/10

October 18th
42. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) 6/10
43. Return of the Living Dead 3 [Theatrical Cut] (1993) 7/10
44. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning [Unrated] (2006) 6/10
45. Dead Pit (1989) 6/10
46. Outpost* (2008) 5/10
47. Dracula* (1931) 6/10
48. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots* [Short] (1895) {Wildcard #1}
49. Le Chaudron Infernal* [Short] (1910) {Wildcard #2}

October 19th
50. The Unseen* (1980) 2/10
51. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) 7/10

October 20th
52. To Let* [Six Films To Keep You Awake] (2006) 6/10
53. Jenifer* [Masters of Horror] (2005) 6/10
54. Tenebre (1982) 6/10
55. Drag Me to Hell* (2009) 8/10

October 21st
56. 28 Days Later (2002) 7/10
57. The Hunger* (1983) 6/10
58. Cigarette Burns [Masters of Horror]* (2005) 6/10
59. Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television* (2004) 7/10

October 22nd
60. The Baby's Room* [Six Films to Keep You Awake] 8/10
61. The Blob* [Criterion] (1958) 5/10
62. Farmhouse* (2008) 3/10

October 23rd
63. Finacee of Dracula* (2002) 5/10
64. Paranormal Activity* (2007) 6/10
65. Zombieland* (2009) 8/10
66. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy* (2005) 4/10

October 24th
67. Re-Animator (1985) 8/10
68. From Beyond [Unrated Director's Cut] (1986) 7/10
69. The Body Snatcher* (1945) 7/10
70. Zombie (aka Zombi 2) (1979) 7/10
71. The Others (2001) 6/10

October 25th
72. Fido* (2006) 5/10
73. Basket Case* (1982)
74. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 8/10
75. Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) 7/10
76. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) 4/10
77. Martyrs* (2008) 3/10
78. The Objective* (2008) 4/10

October 26th
79. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) 5/10
80. City of the Living Dead (1980) 6/10
81. Shaun of the Dead (2004) 9/10
82. Land of the Dead [Unrated] (2005) 6/10
83. The Changeling (1980) 7/10
84. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) 5/10
85. Cat People* (1942) 6/10
86. Alien Raiders* (2008) 7/10

October 27th
87. Revenge of the Creature* (1955) 7/10
88. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural* (1973) 5/10
89. Basket Case 3: The Progeny* (1992)

October 28th
90. Dead Heat* (1988) 6/10
91. The Blob (1988) 8/10
92. Fear(s) of the Dark* (2007) 7/10
93. The Devil in a Convent* [Short] (1899) {Wildcard #3}
94. Ringu* (1998) 7/10

October 29th
95. Son of Dracula* (1943) 4/10
96. Night of the Creeps* (1986) 9/10
97. Curse of the Cat People* (1944) 5/10

October 30th
98. The Roost (2005) 7/10
99. Frankenstein* (1910) {Wildcard #4}
100. Repo! The Genetic Opera* (2008) 3/10
101. Evil Dead 2 (1987) 7/10
102. House of the Dead [commentary] (2003) 2/10

October 31st
103. Horror of Dracula* (1958) 5/10
104. The Fog (1980) 6/10
105. Phantasm (1979) 7/10
106. Ghoulies* (1985) 2/10
107. Halloween Unmasked 2000 (2000)* 4/10 {Wildcard #5}
108. Halloween (1978) 8/10

* - first time viewing (47 total)

Spoiler:
Checklist:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; Devil in a Convent
-X- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein 1910
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Dracula
-X- 1940 - The Body Snatcher, Cat People, etc.
-X- 1950 - Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Blob, Horror of Dracula, etc.
-X- 1960 - Night of the Living Dead
-X- 1970 - The Omen, Zombi 2, Lemora, etc.
-X- 1980 - Return of the Living Dead Part II, Lifeforce, etc.
-X- 1990 - Brainscan, Stir of Echoes, etc.
-X- 2000 - Dawn of the Dead (remake), Zombieland, etc.

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Body Snatcher, Le Chaudron Infernal
-X- G - Creature from the Black Lagoon [rated in 1972 per imdb]
-X- PG - Lemora
-X- PG-13 - The Monster Squad, Drag Me to Hell, etc.
-X- R - Brainscan, Wrong Turn, Tenebre, etc.
-X- NC-17 - Evil Dead [rated 1994 per imdb.com, uncut DVD]
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Evil Dead 2 [Originally rated X, uncut DVD]
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Dawn of the Dead, Black Sheep, Demon Knight, etc.

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, DVD, Chopping Mall; 2001 Maniacs; Night of the Living Dead; etc; etc.
-X- Second format, Digital Video/YouTube, Jenifer; Le Chaudron Infernal; Execution of Mary .
-X- Third format, Theater, Zombieland; Paranormal Activity.

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula, The Body Snatcher, etc.
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Body Snatcher, etc.
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Son of Dracula
-X- Vincent Price - Dead Heat
-X- Peter Cushing - Horror of Dracula
-X- Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula
-X- Robert Englund - 2001 Maniacs, NOES 1 & 2
-X- Bruce Campbell - Evil Dead
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - The Fog

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Spanish, [Rec].
-X- Second language, French, Fiancee of Dracula; Fear(s) of the Dark.
Third language, Japanese, Ringu

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula, Lifeforce, Fiancee of Dracula, Son of Dracula
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1910), The Monster Squad
-X- Werewolf - Cursed, Trick 'R Treat, etc.
-X- Mummy - The Monster Squad
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - 100 Feet, The Others, etc.
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Omen, Devil's Tomb, Drag Me to Hell, etc.
-X- Zombie - Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Return of the Living Dead 3, etc.
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Creature from the Black Lagoon
-X- Documentary - Tales From the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television
-X- Musical - Repo! The Genetic Opera
-X- Spoof/comedy - Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland
-X- Revenge - Drag Me to Hell, Friday the 13th
--- Killer/evil doll -
-X- Killer/evil animal - Black Sheep
-X- Killer/evil child - Damien: Omen II
-X- Giallo - Tenebre
-X- J horror - Ringu
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - The Blob
-X- based on a video game - House of the Dead
-X- based on a novel - The Amityville Horror, Dracula, Stir of Echoes, etc.
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - House of the Dead
-X- won an Academy Award - The Omen (1977, best original score).
-X- silent film - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; Le Chaudron Infernal
-X- Criterion version film - The Blob (1958)
-X- with commentary - House of the Dead
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Romero's '...of the Dead,' Friday the 13th, Omen, etc.
-X- anthology film - Trick 'R Treat
-X- takes place on a holiday - Trick 'R Treat (Halloween)
-X- takes place in space - Event Horizon
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Creature From the Black Lagoon
-X- animated film - Fear(s) of the Dark
-X- called "Night of ..." - ...the Living Dead, ...the Creeps
-X- called "Return of ..." - Return of the Living Dead Part II
-X- called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge of the Creature
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the..., Dawn of the..., Return of the (II)...
(One film could fill multiple items. Example: Dracula would fill one for decade, rating, actor, vampire, based on novel, and maybe

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OCTOBER 1
1) BRAIN DAMAGE - Frank Henenlotter's brilliant follow up to "Basket Case" is funny, surreal and horrifying - kinda like actual drug addiction.

2) ANTICHRIST - WTF?! Lars Von Trier's take on the horror flick was a bit like being kicked in the stomach for 105 minutes but this story of a marriage unraveling is compelling as hell. As weird and disturbing as advertised with a couple of the bravest performances in quite a while.

3) THE HOWLING- A much needed psychic palate cleanser after Antichrist.

4) SHAUN OF THE DEAD - Probably the definitive zombie comedy. A screenplay so good it should be on the curriculum of a school somewhere!

5) MAN MADE MONSTER - Fast paced 40's fun with Lon Chaney Jr playing another sympathetic, reluctant monster. Directed by George "The Wolf Man" Waggner.


OCTOBER 2
6) WOLFEN - Definitely the 3rd place finalist in the big wolf movie trifecta of 1981. It plays better as a police procedural than a horror flick and the social commentary comes across as awkward. It almost feels like director Michael Wadleigh was embarassed to be working in the genre.

7) THE CHILD - With a budget that appears to be lower than low, this flick manages to create some genuinely creepy atmosphere.


OCTOBER 3
8) THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL - OK throwback to 70's satanist flicks. Probably a bit too much buildup and the climax seemed rushed. Lead actress (Jocelin Donahue) reminded me a bit of 80's horror ingenue Jill Scholen and it's always great to see Mary Woronov in anything.

9) BURN WITCH BURN! - Similar vibe to "Curse of the Demon" but not nearly as effective.


OCTOBER 4
10) THE THING (1982) - Rob Bottin's effects still dazzle in Carpenter's classic. One thing that always puzzled me...once it's been clearly established that each individual cell of the alien is sentient, why does Kurt Russell keep throwing explosives at it - scattering it all over the camp?

11) THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) - I'm not a big Wes Craven fan, but this is a great movie.


OCTOBER 5
12) ZOMBIELAND - This one was a complete suprise. I wasn't expecting much (does the world really need another zombie movie?) but I dug it. The characters are likeable and there was a heart to all the mayhem. Nice gore too.


OCTOBER 6
13) BABY BLUES - Now THIS is a horror movie! Stylishly directed and brilliantly acted, this story of motherly "love" is tense as hell and beyond disturbing. One of the scariest movies I've seen in a long time and one of the best horror flicks in ages. A masterpiece.


OCTOBER 7
14) THE NIGHT STALKER - The classic made for TV movie that introduced the iconic character Carl Kolchak. It'd been so long since I'd seen this I'd forgotten just how good it is.


OCTOBER 8
15) PANDEMONIUM - Made at the height of the early 80's slasher boom, this attempt to blend horror and "Airplane" style comedy is hit or miss. It has enough laughs to make it worthwhile, and it's funnier than the more popular "Student Bodies".

16) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME - A pretty good slasher that really plays more like a giallo. The bizarre ending adds to fun.


OCTOBER 9
17) PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - I thought the first person camera thing had been played out until I saw this creepy gem. It works on a primal level that really gets under your skin. Truly scary.

18) ASYLUM - One of the best Amicus anthologies. The crawling, wrapped body parts are awsome and so is the little gut filled robot!




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21. Eraserhead (1977)
David Lynch could have had a fine career in Special Effects if he truly created the baby. I kept saying to myself, "That baby looks real".

22. The Omega Man (1971)
The second outing of "I Am Legend". I really wish Heston would have hopped into the Opel GT instead of the Mustang.

23. The Devil's Backbone (2001) Spanish
Guillermo del Toro uses the Spanish Civil War as an effective backdrop in this roots of evil story.

24. The Grudge 2 (2006)
The Traveling Grudge's Vol. 2. Not just an Americanized version of Ju-on 2 it has its moments and reminds us to be polite at breakfast.

10/9

25. Dreamcatcher (2003)
Maybe the title is the reason this bombed at the box office. I haven't read the book so I can't comment on the transition. Good performances and special effects.

26. Cat's Eye (1985)
A decent King outing although a part reeks of Trilogy Of Terror.

27. Creepshow (1982)
Similar to multistory comics in that some stories are better than others. Proof that dancing in the movies should be limited to waltz's and other slower numbers, these performances did not pass the test of time.

28. Black Moon (1934)
Voodoo, Fay Wray and why horror films need to be judged according to the times. Pre Club Med, civil rights and non-mainstream religion must have scared someone in 1934.

10/10

29. Godzilla, King Of The Monsters (1956)
Somewhat of a chore compared to watching Gojira.

30. Shutter (2008)
American Japanese remake of a Thai movie. Need to see the original to compare.

31. Scanners (1981)
The late Patrick McGoohan gives a nice performance in a semi historically based film. Michael Ironside gets his breakout role.

32. Motel Hell (1980)
I'm probably going against the grain on this one but it wasn't up to the hype. Has its moments but strains too hard in the wrong directions.

10/11

33. The Haunted House Of Horror(aka Horror House) (1969)
Symbolic rock and roll played at parties should never be more than one song long.

34. The Great Yokai War (2005)
Takashi Miike presents some horror-fantasy that all but the very young can watch. This may be the biggest surprise for me this year. The version I saw had subtitles so it may require reading skills or a nice person to read aloud to the non readers.

10/12

35. I Am Legend (2007)
The latest outing of the Richard Matheson classic. In comparison to the previous movies(Last Man On Earth, The Omega Man) the adaptation is good but the special effects are disappointing, notably the infected.

10/13

36. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales Of Terror (1962)
Roger Corman's Poe series has a consistent team and therefore a consistent feel. Price looks at home but in this trilogy Peter Lorre steals the show.

37. Edgar Allan Poe's Pit And The Pendulum (1961)
Art Director Daniel Haller really deserves a lot of credit for these sets considering the film's entire budget was $300,000. Vincent Price gets a good vehicle to demonstrate his versatility.

10/14

38. Evil Dead (1981)
Raimi, Campbell and Company show you don't need a big budget to make one of the best horror movies of all time.

39. Evil Dead II (1987)
If I saw this before I didn't remember it. It's a shame that the intro couldn't be compiled from Evil Dead. More comedy less scare.

40. Army Of Darkness (1992)
I wished that Sarah Berry had gone through the tunnel with Bruce. This has always seemed to me as an homage to Ray Harryhausen.

41. Dracula II: Ascension (2003)
I liked this more than I was expecting. Solid special effects and a bit of thought.

42. Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th (2000)
Parody Popcorn. Next viewing will occur in 5-10 years.

43. Black Sabbath (1963)
Supposedly the Italian version is better than this AIP release. This movie contains one of the most politically incorrect lines ever uttered.

10/15

44. Masters Of Horror: Incident On And Off A Mountain Road (2005)
This was the first time viewing any MOH films and it got better as it progressed.

45. Masters Of Horror: The V Word (2005)
Okay but not as solid as the previous entry. A bit predictable.

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Oct. 9th
36. Martyrs (2008) 75/100 A movie that actually makes you think
37. The Signal (2006) 55/100 2007 Good gore, and decent movie
Oct. 10th
38. Baby Blues (2008) 77/100 Messed up mommy issues... great little flick.
39. The Stepfather (1987) 62/100 John Locke as a killer
40. The Hills run red (2009) 60/100 Heard a little too much about this, wish it was a bit better.
41. Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003) 54/100 Kids scary to me
Oct 11th
42. Phantom of the Opera (1925) 25/100 Just didn't do it for me
43. Razorback (1984) 63/100 Never thought a giant pig would be vicious.
44. Cemetary Man (1994) 65/100 Nogi FTW
45. Fingerprints (2006) 52/100 Thought this was gonna be bad, but wasn't as bad as I thought.
46. MOH Fair Haired Child (2005) Blah
47. Dead and Breakfast (2004) 54/100 A nice mix of comedy and horror, def. could have been better.
Oct 12th
48. MOH Jennifer (2005) 58/100 Jennifer had a nice body....
49. Dracula AD 1972 (1972) 55/100 Cushing is Pimp as ever
50. Dead Fury (2008) 50/100 an animated version of Evil dead, and funny at times to boot
51. Death bed: the Bed that Eats (1977) 30/100 It ones of those so bad, its good... except its not good its funny.
52. Welcome to spring break (1989) 50/100 a slasher from the 80's that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be
53. Dracula, Dead and Loving It (1995) 50/100 I still crack up every time at the bug eating scene
54. The Mummy (1959) 58/100 Cushing is bad as in anything.
Oct. 13th
55. Tales from the Crapper (2005) 10/100 Troma is ok to me... this isn't. Though seeing Hurley is funny.
56. MOH Cigarette Burns (2005) 55/100 OK, but thats about it
Oct 14th
57. Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1987) 10/100 Just horrible
58. The girl Next door (2007) 75/100 the mother is just evil.... evil
59. Laid to Rest (2009) 65/100 A nice little slasher flick
Oct. 15th
60. Troll 2 (1990) 10/100 Would be 100/100 if I based it on a bad/good scale.
61. (2007 total) Cloverfield (2007) 65/100 I always dug this
Oct 16th
62.(2008 total) Alligator (1980) 55/100 Robert Forrester vs Giant Alligator
63. **New Record**Return of the Living Dead 3:Uncut 60/100 The last good one
64. Hobgoblins (1988) 10/100 nowhere near the level of fun as Troll 2
65. Paranormal Activity (2009) 60/100 does not live up to the hype
66. Stepfather (2009) 45/100 pretty average at best
67. Infestation (2009) 50/100 horrible usage of cgi
68. Attack of the killer Refridgerator (1990) WC4 50/100 Haha hysterical
Oct 17th
69. Creature from the black lagoon (1954) 55/100 Had a few good scenes

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John's 2009 Horror Movie Challenge

October 5th
1.Dexter S04.02 "Remains to be Seen" - *WC*

October 11th
2.Dexter S04.03 "Blinded by the Light" - *WC*

*CHECKLIST*
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Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - (insert film title here)
--- Frankenstein -
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting -
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
--- Zombie -
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- 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 -
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October 8
Tremors has always been a favorite of mine since I was young. It's a lighthearted monster movie romp that entertains from start to finish. RATING 8/10

This movie embodies everything I love about Halloween. There was such hype surrounding it that when I first watched it I initially felt a little let down. After thinking about it more and reading more about it once my mind moved past all the hype and I really started thinking about the movie I started realizing how much I really liked it so I decided to pop it back in for a second viewing and it just clicked so much more this time. I have a new favorite Halloween movie. RATING 9/10

October 9
It's a shame Tokyo Zombie wasn't better because I actually really enjoyed it at the start. But then something happened and it just started falling flat and getting boring, ruining more than half the film. Of course it doesn't help that I watched this on netflix which forces me to sit through the goofy english dubbing track but I have a sneaking suspicion that even subtitles wouldn't have saved me from the snooze fest that this becomes. RATING 5/10

I really did not like this movie. Someone from the discussion forum told me I needed to look at it as a teen sex comedy rather than any sort of horror. My problem is I tend to hate teen sex comedies and even then I have seen far better than this. The immature, dumbed down humor just never did much for me and this movie has plenty of it. Maybe I'm biased but I hated this movie RATING 4/10

After watching Tokyo Zombie and Night of the Living Dorks I was very reluctant to put on another foreign horror movie tonight so I decided to browse my own collection rather than rely on netflix again. What I came to was Boxer's Omen, a movie I had been meaning to watch for ages and never got around to. All I can say is thank god because this movie saved my night. It's a very simple good versus evil tale but the plot isn't really the star of the show here anyways. This movie is bizarre and boy is it a whole lot of fun. All the black magic is weird as hell and the effects look great. RATING 8/10

October 10
I really liked Joe Dante's entry into MOH, I suppose that could be because my political stance lies closely to the one taken in the film. While this movie isn't straight horror it was a breath of fresh air in the series and I have to hand it to Dante to put out something like this, which few people in Hollywood would dare to do. RATING 7/10

It's a bad thing when a movie almost entirely about lesbians can't even keep me interested. The characters are downright annoying and the story is boring. I will admit the final act can be a little fun but why is it such a chore to get there? RATING 4/10

Thank you Don Coscarelli for saving my MOH marathon, after watching Sick Girl I wasn't so sure about this anymore but you changed all that. While it's not exactly paving new ground in the genre it does a damn good job at what it is. I really like the whole survivalist training, fighting back angle. The thing that really helps push the movie through is the performances. Bree Turner is fantastic as the lead. She has a sympathetic look to her while at the same time you believe it when she gets up and has to kick a little ass. Embry and De Santis also do a fine job with their roles but the most enjoyable person to watch was Angus Scrimm playing a crazy old man. Everything just fit so well together in this movie, it's the first from the series I feel like I would actually go back and watch again. RATING 9/10

The best thing about this movie is the atmosphere, it does a fantastic job in that regard. The basement where most of the movie takes place is downright creepy. It's a good thing for that because I can't say the story did a whole lot for me. Pulsipher and Haddock save the story for me a bit as they both are excellent in their roles. RATING 6/10

It really is a shame that the series creator came up with the absolute worst entry. This movie was not tense, not scary, not really much of anything but a bore. An interesting enough premise but it is just executed so poorly. 3/10

I was going to end my night after Chocolate but it was so terrible that I decided to push through on to another one. My next choice was John Landis and thankfully he didn't disappoint. This movie is goofy, really goofy but I loved every minute of it. Nice gore, nice performances, good laughs. It was just a good time and after it was all finished I felt like the terrible Chocolate was finally washed out of my head and I could get some sleep. RATING 8/10

October 11
I didn't have high hopes for this one because I'm really not into the whole period films but this one gave me a pleasant surprise. The performances are excellent, everyone in involved does a great job. It takes a little while to get things really rolling but once they do it's a pretty twisted little tale. RATING 7/10

Wow, this movie has everything. Necrophilia, gang rape, dismemberment, melting people. I almost feel ashamed that I haven't seen this till now. The effects in this movie certainly have a special way to them and I don't think i've ever seen anything quite like them. RATING 9.5/10

Do I really need to have a write up for this? Oh well, Dexter isn't quite what it was when it first aired but I'm still always glad to have it back every year. It's great to see John Lithgow joining the cast. RATING 7/10

October 12
I own a few of his movies and I can't really explain why because I've never liked Takashi Miike all that much. I think his movies are shot beautifully but I always feel like something is missing. Like he tries to hard to push the envelope on whats on screen that certain other aspects go a little unattended. I don't know, maybe they just don't click for me. Anyways on to Imprint, I can see why this movie was never aired. It's a pretty brutal and strange tale and even with how completely desensitized I feel towards horror some parts had me cringing. It's not an easy film to watch. Next up, the acting. Which is pretty terrible. Most notably Billy Drago does a absolutely horrible job. He hams it up so much that in scenes where it's supposed to be serious and tense I just want to laugh instead. RATING 5/10

A good horror remake? I couldn't believe what I was seeing but this was actually a good movie. The cast all plays their parts perfectly and the movie is well unflinching and unnerving at time. I admit I haven't seen the original so I'm not sure how it stacks up, but on it's own right this is a great little horror movie. RATING 8/10

October 13
This movie really surprised me. It's just good ol lowbrow fun. If you can go into thinking that you might enjoy it. All the actors play their roles fine enough, it helps that Chris Kattan has never annoyed me. I know that might be a problem for some people. Most notably though is Brian Posehn as a zombie, just simply awesome. RATING 7/10

I love Re-Animator and From Beyond so I was really looking forward to this one. While it didn't quite live up to either of those films it's still one of the best entries in the series. I really admire that they opted out of using CG. Most of the MOH that imply cg just end up looking cheesy and cartoony, completely ruining any kind of tension they had going. RATING 7.5/10

A direct to dvd sequel and it's good? I never really thought I would be saying those words but right from the opening sequence the movie was a blast. I didn't really buy in to the whole reality tv survival show but at least it did set up a premise for why they were there. Sure the characters are all pretty stereotypical but the movie is fast paced, gory, and best of all has Henry Rollins which more than makes up for it's most by the books presentation. RATING 7.5/10

October 14
I really don't get the fuss behind Tobe Hooper. Other than the influential Texas Chainsaw Massacre I think he has had far more misses than hits. I'll be placing this with his big list of misses. While it's not terrible it really isn't all that good. RATING 5/10

Again, not bad for a direct to dvd sequel. This one did not live up the excitement of Wrong Turn 2. I really enjoyed the premise though and the action was good but some of the cg gore broke the feel of it and just seemed out of place. Honestly it's not so bad but the last minute of the film is so stupid that it completely brings down it's rating from me. RATING 5/10

Holy crap it's great to have Raimi back. I haven't had that much fun with a horror movie in quite some time. I'm sure there's not to much I need to write here because just about everyone that likes horror should see this movie. My only gripe is with the CG but it's not really that bad and not all that often. This is one hell of a movie. RATING 9.5/10

I always liked dry humor. It's weird trying to explain why something is funny even though I'm not necessarily laughing. That's what this movie is to me, basically the dry humor version of Shaun of the dead. Well not plot wise, but you know in terms of quality new zombie comedies. Billy Connolly is cast perfectly as Fido and the rest of the actors all do an excellent job. I know I bring up performances a lot in my reviews and it may seem silly since horror isn't known for the best but it can still make or break a movie for me. Luckily the cast hits on all the right notes especially Tim Blake Nelson who is always fun to see in any role he plays. It's not the perfect movie and it's not as laugh out loud funny as Shaun but I think it ranks up there. RATING 8/10

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EDIT: Added titles 25-40 10-26-2009; tweaked a few reviews
EDIT: Added titles 41-50 11-01-2009; minor tweaking

Bold indicates first-time viewing
** = Wildcard
(.)(.) = "Palm'ed Orbs" Prize for Female Frontal Nudity
  1. My Dear Killer - A giallo film only notable for music by Ennio Morricone, decapitation by heavy construction equipment and one particularly effective kill involving a power saw.
  2. My Bloody Valentine (1981) - I'm not sure why I waited so long for this one. The practical effects look surprisingly good even in this day.
  3. Critters 2 (.)(.) - I'm a little shocked that this movie is rated PG-13.
  4. Zombie Honeymoon - I didn't identify with either of the newlyweds. Also, asking us to believe that this young, nonconformist, anti-establishment couple would still respect the vows of marriage for some reason is a little too much.
  5. Doomsday - It got a fairly bad rap when it was theatrically released. However, I think the movie improves upon subsequent viewings.
  6. Rabid - Classic Cronenberg. A pretty inspired low-budget re-imagining of the vampire myth for the "Free Love" era.
  7. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks - The filmmakers attempt to put a new spin on the "Frankenstein's Monster" by making it a revived Neanderthal man, but it's just not enough to rescue the film from horrible pacing. Also, the voyeuristic rapist dwarf character was pretty annoying.
  8. Spooky Encounters - Hopping vampire kung-fu. You're either going to love it, or you're going to be left scratching your head. The incredibly politically incorrect ending is a real howler.
  9. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit** - I'm not sure Nick Park and Aardman Animation can do wrong (when it comes to stop-motion).
  10. Gotham (.)(.) - Tommy Lee Jones plays a gumshoe hired by a wealthy man to get rid of the man's wife (Virginia Madsen). The trouble is that she has been dead for ten years. The movie plays like an extended homage to old noir films with a supernatural twist, which isn't to say that's a bad thing.
  11. Piranha II: The Spawning - It's solely interesting as one of the first indications of James Cameron's fascination with shipwrecks. The rest of it is more like a trainwreck than anything else.
  12. Andy Griffith Show, "The Haunted House" ** - Perhaps not the best episode of the series, but it's seasonally appropriate.
  13. Fright Night - I've always liked Roddy McDowell's performance as the aging horror host, but I don't think I've ever given Chris Sarandon what's due to him for his performance as Jerry Dandridge. Also, knowing what happened to Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys after this movie was made really increased the inescapably homoerotic tone that many vampire stories have.
  14. Blue Sunshine - Zalman King plays a man wrongly accused of throwing three women into a roaring fireplace. Desperately attempting to prove his innocence, he uncovers the secret of a up-and-coming politician. It turns out the politician used to manufacture a form of LSD called "Blue Sunshine" when he was in college, and it's turning whoever took it into crazed, bald killers. Far more entertaining than it deserves to be.
  15. The Disturbance - A hopelessly confused film about a mentally-ill young man who may or may not be killing young (and frequently naked) women. Decent practical effects, and a textbook example of a low budget working in a movie's favor.
  16. War of the Gargantuas - The timeless tale of a war that pitted brother against brother, Frankenstein against Frankenstein... Gargantua against Gargantua! Ishiro Honda and his regular collaborators bring the goods for this non-Godzilla offering. Russ Tamblyn is frequently shown wondering what he's doing in this movie.
  17. Razorback - VHS. I was expecting something closer to Jaws, but the film does look pretty slick. Some great shots of the Outback.
  18. Mausoleum - Bobbi Bresee frequently bares her breasts when not turning into a rubbery demon (upon which, the aforementioned breasts turn into shriveled heads with working teeth). Pretty hard to watch, even with Marjot Gortner's 100-Watt personality.
  19. Blood Song - Frankie Avalon ditches Annette to stalk a chubby teenage girl who develops an unwelcome psychic bond with Avalon after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion. Avalon plays a hatchet-wielding flutist. Richard Jaeckel earns a paycheck playing the girl's belligerently overprotective father.
  20. Posed for Murder (.)(.) - Playboy Playmate Charlotte Helmkamp plays a pin-up model and aspiring actress who's being harassed by a mysterious killer who is dispatching her numerous admirers. The only thing that keeps this movie from being utterly forgettable is a couple of "movie-in-movie" moments.
  21. The Oblong Box - On television. Vincent Price plays a nobleman who locks his cursed brother up in the family estate. The brother hatches an overly-complicated escape plan and winds up in the custody of a grave-robbing doctor played by Christopher Lee. The brother then proceeds to exact his revenge, wearing a crimson hood to hide his disfigured face. The kills seem rather tame, even in comparison with other films of the period. The killer slits his victims' throats with all the urgency of a woman shaving in a Lady Gillette commercial. Some anti-Imperialist sentiment, but otherwise not much else going on beneath the hood of this story (apparently based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe).
  22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Fool for Love" ** - I know there are a few episodes specifically set during Halloween, and the episode where Buffy fights and defeats Dracula seems like a no-brainer. However, "Fool for Love" is one of my favorite episodes of the series, as it seems to hallmark changes in direction for two main characters.
  23. Carnival of Souls (Theatrical Cut) - It's shorter but no less spooky. I can't really recommend the shorter version, but I can't say that one would be missing much if they never see the extended director's cut.
  24. R-Point - 1972: A unit of Korean soldiers fighting in the Vietnam conflict are sent into the titular R-Point to find the source of radio transmissions apparently coming from a battalion that was supposedly killed in action. While far from perfect, it's a perfectly serviceable ghost story. A bleeding radio is involved.
  25. Evil Dead - VHS. A deserved classic. A true feat of low-budget filmmaking.
  26. Evil Dead 2 - VHS. If the first film is a master class in scares and tense moments, then the second film is the first film screened in a funhouse mirror. Lots of gore, but the scares are less satisfying the second time around.
  27. Army of Darkness - VHS. I'm not sure how I feel about the final installment of this trilogy. It's amusing. In some aspects, it verges on being narcissistic. Bruce Campbell gets some killer lines.
  28. Murder Party - The back of the case exclaims that Murder Party is "Napoleon Dynamite Meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre!" However, the movie is more like the abortive product of a union between Napoleon Dynamite and Chainsaw. It's not really a comedy; it's not really a horror flick. Also, many of the actors could work as celebrity impersonators and probably do.
  29. Biozombie - Director Wilson Yip delivers a fairly solid zombie flick and manages to incorporate footage from the "House of the Dead" video game in a way that makes sense.
  30. Monster House ** - I'm not a fan of CGI motion capture films, but the art direction in this film is top-notch. Decent performances from the celebrity cast.
  31. Resident Evil: Degeneration - Japan continues to stare into the chasm of the Uncanny Valley with this extended video game cutscene. It's still head-and-shoulders above the live-action renditions. I can't believe there's going to be four of them!
  32. Night of the Living Dead (1968) - I've seen this film multiple times, and it still manages to maintain a certain tense energy.
  33. Dawn of the Dead (1978) - My favorite of Romero's first three "Dead" movies. Some wonderful social commentary.
  34. Day of the Dead - Maybe it's the change in location from Pittsburgh to Florida, but the final picture in the original "Dead" trilogy left me feeling a little cold. Some of the characters were a little too cartoony for my tastes. Also, this movie is where the whole "Zombies are people, too!" idea is planted. Incredible special makeup effects by Tom Savini.
  35. The Hidden - Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri team up as an FBI agent and a cop (before Twin Peaks!) in this thriller about an alien criminal with the ability to move from body to body. Modest creature effects. Directed by Jack Shoulder (Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge).
  36. The Return of the Living Dead - The film that rewrote the zombie genre. Great performances from Clu Gulager, James Karen and Don Calfa. Lots of fun.
  37. Werewolf of Washington - Dull political satire involviing a werewolf (played by Dean Stockwell) working for a Nixonian administration. There's not much to recommend this film. Never has the interior of the White House looked so tacky.
  38. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark - This film admittedly leans to the comedy side of the horror-comedy spectrum, but there are a couple of special effects (and I'm not talking about Cassandra Peterson's chest). Aside from a couple of badly aged gags involving Flashdance and Rambo, the movie is campy, trampy fun.
  39. Night of the Comet - An all-time favorite of mine. A completely unaffected performance from Kelli Maroney, as well as solid turns from Catherine Mary Stewart and Mary Woronov.
  40. The Monster Squad - It's up to a gang of kids to protect the world from the classic movie monsters. Dracula! Frankenstein's Monster! The Mummy! The Wolfman! The Gill Man! An early effort from Fred Dekker and Shane Black, it's a strange, occasionally dark film. In this age of PG-13 remakes of horror classics, there's not a studio today would greenlight a film like this without yanking its fangs.
  41. The Munsters, "My Fair Munster" (pilot) ** - It's strange to think that this is what the actual series might have been. The pilot episode's rendition of Eddie Munster is profoundly disturbing.
  42. Swamp Thing (Non-Anamorphic) (.)(.) - Wes Craven delivers a schlocky, low-budget adventure yarn based on the character from DC Comics. All the long-distance shots of Swamp Thing stalking around in the swamps made me think that Craven was inspired in part by the infamous footage of Bigfoot walking into the woods. The original, non-anamorphic pressing of this film included additional footage of Adrienne Barbeau's bathing scene and other unessential (but appreciated) nudity.
  43. Happy Birthday to Me - By the end, I wasn't sure if director J. Lee Thompson had intended the movie to be some sort of slasher parody. The trailer promises "Six of the Most Bizarre Murders You Will Ever See," but they're not all that unusual.
  44. Legacy of Blood (A.K.A., Blood Legacy) - Not the Andy Milligan film, but a cheap, plodding slasher flick about a group of siblings that must live together in the family estate for a week in order to inherit the patriarch's (John Carradine) fortune. The ending will either have you chuckling or groaning at its awfulness.
  45. Night of the Creeps - This is the film that I've been waiting all month for. Slug-like extraterrestrial parasites crash on Earth, and it's up to a weird-looking kid and Tom Atkins to exterminate them. The script and direction by Fred Dekker is continually changing in tone, keeping the viewer pleasantly off-balance. An incredibly charismatic performance from Steve Marshall as J.C.
  46. The Devil's Wedding Night - Another Italian schlocker that squanders a novel premise. The Schiller Twins discover that the Wagnerian Ring of the Nibelung exists and resides in Transylvania at Castle Dracula. They encounter the comely Countess Dracula, who uses one of the Schillers to become the vessel for her late husband. There are bared breasts aplenty and softcore lesbianism on display, but it isn't enough to keep this film from dragging. The film is curious in that it's a vampire film, and it's largely devoid of Christian iconography.
  47. The Lost Boys - Jason Patric gets involved with a bad crowd of bloodsuckers, and it's up to Corey Haim to save him. Like The Monster Squad, the film plays like two worlds colliding. However, the results are vastly less rewarding in this case.
  48. Ghostbusters
  49. Ghostbusters II - I haven't seen this one in a while. It's definitely sillier than the original, but it still manages to entertain.
  50. Shaun of the Dead

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Note: Midnight Meat Train (Blu-Ray) began a liitle before Midnight on Sept. 30, so it is a partial OCPC film

October
1-1.Clive Barker: Man Behind the Myth-Midnight Meat Train (Blu-Ray)-Netflix*
2. Mahogany's Tale-Midnight Meat Train (Blu-Ray)-Netflix*
3. Anatomy of a Murder Scene-Midnight Meat Train (Blu-Ray)-Netflix*
4. NIGHT TRAP (1993)* DVD
2- 5. Stargate Universe 2 hr Premiere*
3-6. Secret Cinema-Predator (Blu Ray)-Netflix
4-7. TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH DAY 1 (Blu-Ray)
8. DARK TALES OF JAPAN: THE SPIDERWOMAN DVD
9. Hex: Deeper into Darkness*
5-10. Sea of Souls: Mind Over Matter Part 2*
11. TORCHWOOD CHILDREN OF EARTH DAY 2 (Blu-Ray)
12. SNOOP DOGG’S HOOD OF HORROR* DVD
13. Making of Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror* DVD
6-14. DARK TALES OF JAPAN: CREVICES DVD
15. REVAMPED* DVD
16. Making of ReVamped* DVD
7-17, DARK TALES OF JAPAN: SACRIFICE DVD
18. Gozu-Netflix*
19. Interview with Takashi Miike* DVD
20. Round table with Takashi Miike, Eli Roth and GulLermo Del Toro* DVD
8-21. FLASHFORWARD: 137 SEKUNDEN*
22. FRINGE: MOMENTUM DEFERRED*
23. DARK TALES OF JAPAN: PRETERNMENT DVD
24. DARK TALES OF JAPAN: THE SPIDERWOMAN DVD
25. LAID TO REST* DVD
26. Making of Laid to Rest DVD
27. Deleted Scenes DVD
9-28. DOLLHOSE: BELLE CHOSE*
29. SANCTUARY: END OF NIGHTS PART 1*
30. STARGATE UNIVERSE: AIR PART 3*
31. MIRRORS* DVD
32. In the Mirror: Making of Mirrors DVD
33. Deleted Scenes DVD
10- 34. Secret Cinema: Legend of Hell House-Netflix
11- 35. DARK TALES OF JAPAN: BLONDE KAIDAN DVD
36. Hex: Possession-ChillerTV*
37. Sea of Souls: That Old Black Magic Part 1-ChillerTV*
38. TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH DAY 3 (Blu-Ray)
39. THE HAUNTING (1963) DVD
12-40. RAY BRADBURY THEATER-THE COFFIN DVD
41. LEFT IN DARKNESS* DVD
42. In the Darkness: making of LEFT IN DARKNESS DVD
13-43. RAY BRADBURY THEATER: GOTHCA DVD
44. SIDE FX* DVD
14-45. Deleted Scenes from SIDEFX DVD
46. RAY BRADBURY THEATER: THE EMISSARY DVD
47. SUSPIRIA DVD
15-48. SUSPIRIA 25TH ANNINVERSARY DOCUMENTARY DVD
49. FlashForward: Black Swan (ABC HD TV)*
50. Fringe: Dream Lgic (Fox HD TV)*
51.INFERNO (1980) DVD
52,Interview with Dario Argento & Lambarto Bava (INFERNO DVD)
53. MOTHER OF TEARS (2007) DVD
54. A Conversation with Dario Argento (MOTHER OF TEARS (2007) DVD)*
55. Making of MOTHER OF TEARS (MOTHER OF TEARS (2007) DVD)
16– 56. Sanctuary: End of Nights Part 2 (SyFy HD TV)*
57. Stargate Universe: Darkness (SyFy HD TV)*
58. RAY BRADBURY THEATER: THE MAN UPSTAIRS DVD
59. 444444444 Short by Takashi Shimuzu DVD
60. In A Corner Short by Takashi Shimuzu DVD
61. CEMETARY MAN DVD
17- 62. "Death is Beautiful" (Making of CEMETARY MAN featurette) DVD
63. RAY BRADBURY THEATER: SMALL ASSASSIN DVD
64. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) DVD
18- 65. Hex: The Release (Chiller TV)
66. Sea of Souls: That Old Black Magic Part 2 (Chiller TV)
67. The Breed (Blu-Ray) Netflix*
19- 68. On the Set of the Breed (Making-of Featurette)
69. Torchwood: Children of Earth Day 4 (Blu Ray)
70. Blood and Black Lace -DVD Netflix
71. Bay of Blood DVD
20- 72. Ray Bradbury Theater: On the Orient North
73. See No Evil DVD*
74. Do You See the Sin? (Making of Se No Evil Featurette)
21- 75. Interview with Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace Bonus DVD)-Netflix
76. Interview with Mary Arden (Blood and Black Lace Bonus DVD)-Netflix
77. Europeon/American Scene Comparison (Blood and Black Lace Bonus DVD)-Netflix
78.5 DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON DVD
22- 79. FlashForward: Gimme Some Truth* (ABC HD TV)
80. THE BLACK ROOM (1935) DVD
81. THE FEAR CHAMBER (1968) DVD
82. DELETED SCENE-THE FEAR CHAMBER
23- 83. Dollhouse: Belonging* (Fox HD TV)
84. Sanctuary: Eulogy* (SyFy HD TV)
85. Stargate Universe: Light* (SyFy HD TV)
86. RAY BRADBURY THEATER: FRUIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BOWL (50 HORROR CLASSICS)
87. DOG SOLDIERS DVD
24- 88. Alien Resurrection DVD-Netflix
25- 89. TELL TALE HEART (1953) (HELLBOY DVD)
90. TALES OF TOMORROW: FRANKENSTEIN (1952) (50 HORROR CLASSICS (Emson) DVD
91. TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EART DAY 5 (Blu-Ray)
92. TORCHWOOD DECLASSIFIED (Blu-Ray)
93. DRACULA A.D. 1972 (4 FAVORITE FILMS: DRACULA DVD)
26-Jekyll Night 1
94. JEKYLL EP. 1 DVD
95. DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1920)-BARRYMORE (HORROR CLASSICS , MILL CREEK)
96. JEKYLL EP. 2 DVD
27- Jekyll Night 2
97. JEKYLL: ANATOMY OF A SCENE (JEKYLL DVD)
98. JEKYLL EP. 3 DVD
99. DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1932)-MARCH (DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE DOUBLE FEATURE DVD)
100. DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (1941)-TRACEY (DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE DOUBLE FEATURE DVD)
101. HYDE & HARE (1955)-B. BUNNY (DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE DOUBLE FEATURE DVD)
28- 102. JEKYLL EP. 4 DVD
103. UZUMAKI (2000) DVD
104. MR. SAITO'S VIDEO FOOTAGE (UZUMAKI DVD)
105. BEHIND THE SCENES UZUMAKI DVD
29- 106. FlashForward: Scary Monsters & Super Creeps* (ABC HD TV)
107. JEKYLL EP. 5 DVD
108. BOOGEYMAN* DVD
109. MAKING OF BOOGEYMAN PART 1* (BOOGEYMAN DVD)
110. MAKING OF BOOGEYMAN PART 2* (BOOGEYMAN DVD)
111. DELETED SCENES* (BOOGEYMAN DVD)
112. ALTERNATE ENDING* (BOOGEYMAN DVD)
113. ANAMANTICS* (BOOGEYMAN DVD)
114. VISUAL EFFECTS PROGRESSIONS* (BOOGEYMAN DVD)
30- 115. Stargate Universe: Water* (SyFy HD TV)
116. Sanctuary: Hero* (SyFy HD TV)
117. JEKYLL EP. 6 DVD
118. JEKYLL: A TALE RETOLD (JEKYLL DVD)
119. Wilderness (2006)*-Netflix DVD
120. A Conversation with Director Michael J. Bassett (Wilderness DVD)
31- 121. HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) (DRACULA LEGACY COLLECTION DVD
122. LARGER THAN LIFE (1998) (EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS DVD)
123. HALLOWEEN (1978) DVD
124. HALLOWEEN UNMASKED (HALLOWEEN (1978) DVD)


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 - Phantom of the Opera, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
--- 1930 - The Black Room, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
--- 1940 - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, House of Dracula
--- 1950 - TALES OF TOMORROW: FRANKENSTEIN, TELL TALE HEART, Hyde & Hare
--- 1960 - The Haunting, Blood and Black Lace, 5 Dolls for an August Moon
--- 1970 - Suspiria, Legend of Hell House, Bay of Blood, Dracula A. D. 1972, Halloween
--- 1980 - Inferno
--- 1990 - Cemetary Man, Alien Resurrection, Larger Than Life
--- 2000 - Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, ReVamped, Gozu, Laid to Rest, Mirrors, Left in Darkness, Side FX, The Breed, Torchwood: Children of Earth, See No Evil, Dog Soldiers, Torchwood: Children of Earth, Jekyll, Uzumaki, FlashForward, Boogeyman, Wilderness

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Phantom of the Opera, The Black Room
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 - Boogeyman
--- R - The Breed, See No Evil
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. - Phantom of the Opera
--- Boris Karloff - The Black Room, The Fear Chamber
--- Lon Chaney Jr. - "Frankenstein", House of Dracula
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing - Dracula A. D. 1972
--- Christopher Lee - Dracula A. D. 1972
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (Japanese), (Dark Tales of Japan, Gozu, 444444444, In A Corner, Uzumaki).
--- Second language, (Italian), (5 Dolls for an August Moon).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - (ReVamped), "The Man Upstairs", Dracula A. D. 1972, House of Dracula
--- Frankenstein -"Frankenstein", House of Dracula
--- Werewolf - Dog Soldiers, House of Dracula
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting - Legend of Hell House, The Haunting, 444444444, In A Corner, Mother of Tears, Boogeyman
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Suspiria, Inferno, Mother of Tears
--- Zombie - CEMETARY MAN
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Laid to Rest, Phantom of the Opera, See No Evil, The Black Room, Tell Tale Heart, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jekyll, Wilderness, Halloween
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Torchwood: Children of Earth, Larger Than Life
--- Documentary - Interview with Cameron Mitchell, Halloween Unmasked
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy - Hyde & Hare
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal - The Breed
--- Killer/evil child - "Small Assassin"
--- Giallo - Blood and Black Lace, Bay of Blood, 5 Dolls for an August Moon
--- J horror - Dark Tales of Japan, Gozu, 444444444, In A Corner
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920, 1932 & 1941)
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel - The Haunting, Legend of Hell House
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1932) (Best Actor)
--- silent film - Phantom of the Opera, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary - Blood and Black Lace, Bay of Blood, The Fear Chamber, Alien Resurrection
--- film and at least two of its sequels - Suspiria, Inferno, Mother of Tears
--- anthology film - Dark Tales of Japan, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
--- takes place on a holiday - Halloween
--- takes place in space - Stargate Universe, Alien Resurrection
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film - Tell Tale Heart, Hyde & Hare
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

Grand total: 124, better than last year's (for the Secret Cinema Oktoberfest Couch Potato Challenge): 114.

Hope to do even better next year.

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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

Sorry; I'm a bit behind on logging these. It's tough because I'm trying to squeeze in every last bit of baseball I can, which obviously cuts into horror movie watching time. Plus, we've had younger extended family members around a lot. My cousin is mature enough to get into horror, but she won't watch anything older than she is (at 14). My niece is seven, so when we had her over, we talked her into watching Monsters, Inc. which at least knocked out a G-rated movie (as well as one that won an Academy Award!). There's no way we're hitting 100, unless the kids stay away and the remaining baseball series are all sweeps.
  1. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  2. Final Destination
  3. Dawn of the Dead (Unrated Director's Cut)*
  4. Bubba Ho-Tep
  5. House on Haunted Hill (90s remake)
  6. Monsters, Inc.
  7. Army of Darkness
  8. Zombieland
  9. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
  10. Corpse Bride
  11. Paranormal Activity
  12. The Ring*
  13. The Ring Two*
  14. Return to Horror High
  15. House on Haunted Hill (1958 original)
  16. Frankenstein (1931)
  17. Frankenstein (1931, with commentary)
  18. Beetlejuice theatrical screening!
  19. Dracula (1931 Spanish version)
  20. Dracula (1931)
  21. Dracula (1931, with commentary)
  22. Silent Hill
  23. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
  24. Creeptales

*Interrupted viewings; I missed some of them and will rewatch in 2010 for their entirety.

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Spoiler:

--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Frankenstein
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - House on Haunted Hill
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Return to Horror High
-X- 1990 - House on Haunted Hill
-X- 2000 - Final Destination

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
-X- G - Monsters, Inc.
-X- PG - Corpse Bride
-X- PG-13 - Dracula: Dead and Loving It
-X- R - Final Destination
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Dawn of the Dead (Unrated Director's Cut)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, DVD, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
-X- Second format, Theater, Zombieland.
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
-X- Vincent Price - House on Haunted Hill
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
-X- Bruce Campbell - Bubba Ho-Tep
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, (Spanish) - Dracula (1931 Spanish version)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula: Dead and Loving It
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
--- Werewolf -
-X- Mummy - Bubba Ho-Tep
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Paranormal Activity
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Silent Hill
-X- Zombie - Dawn of the Dead
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Monsters, Inc.
--- Documentary -
-X- Musical - Corpse Bride
-X- Spoof/comedy - Dracula: Dead and Loving It
-X- Revenge - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
-X- Killer/evil child - Silent Hill
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - House on Haunted Hill
-X- based on a video game - Silent Hill
-X- based on a novel - Frankenstein
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Monsters, Inc. (Best Song)
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
-X- with commentary - Frankenstein
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
-X- anthology film - Creeptales
-X- takes place on a holiday - Creeptales (Halloween)
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
-X- animated film - Monsters, Inc.
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Living Dead (1990)
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -Night of the Living Dead (1990)
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1. Rocky Horror Picture Show (commentary track)
2. Return To Sleepaway Camp
3. Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer
4. Trick R Treat
5. Trick Or Treat
6. Critters
7. Happy Birthday To Me
8. It's Alive
9. It's Alive 2
10. Saw V
11. Eraserhead
12. Ghoulies
13. Humanoids From The Deep
14. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
15. Deadly Spawn
16. C.H.U.D.
17. It! The Terror From Beyond Space
18. From Beyond
19. Tarantula
20. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror
21. Tremors 2: Aftershocks
22. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
23. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
24. Trilogy of Terror
25. When Worlds Collide
26. Day of the Triffids
27. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (WILDCARD 1)
28. Drag Me To Hell
29. Night of the Demon
30. Night of the Demons
31. The Deadly Mantis (MST3K)
32. Deep Red
33. Haunted Honeymoon
34. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
35. The Muppet Show: Vincent Price (WILDCARD 2)
36. The Muppet Show: Alice Cooper (WILDCARD 3)
37. Dark Night of the Scarecrow
38. Freaks (Commentary Track)
39. Chopping Mall
40. The Watcher In The Woods
41. The Serpent and the Rainbow
42. The Unholy Three
43. Piranha 2: The Spawning
44. Let's Scare Jessica to Death
45. Cheerleader Camp
46. Tales From the Crypt
47. Basket Case
48. The Burning
49. Deadly Friend
50. Garfield in Disguise (WILDCARD 4)
51. The Legend of Hell House
52. The House That Dripped Blood
53. Driller Killer
54. American Gothic
55. Sorority House Massacre
56.Sorority House Massacre 2
57. The American Nightmare
58. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
59. Fear In The Dark
60. Land of the Dead
61. Diary of the Dead
62. Razorback
63. Murders in the Rue Morgue
64. The Black Cat
65. The Raven
66. Swamp Thing
67. Plan 9 from Outer Space (Rifftrax)
68. Student Bodies
69. Escape to Witch Mountain
70. House of Dracula
71. House of Frankenstein
72. The Toxic Avenger
73. The Vault of Horror
74. She-Wolf of London
75. Alien vs Predator
76. Alien vs Predator: Requiem
77. Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors IX (Wildcard 5)
78. The Leopard Man
79. A Nightmare on Elm Stree 3: The Dream Warriors
80. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
81. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
82. Demons
83. Devil Girl From Mars
84. Terrorvison
85. Poultrygeist - Night of the Chicken Dead
86. Graduation Day
87. The New York Ripper
88. White Zombie
89. Deadly Blessing
90. Terror Train
91. Frankenstein (1910) (Wildcard 6)
92. Phantasm II
93. The Vampire Bat
94. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
95. London After Minight 'TCM 'Photo Revisioning'
96. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told
97. Killdozer
98. Evil Dead
99. Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
100. Zombie
101. Army of Darkness
102. Shock Treatment
103. The Bad Seed
104. Alone in the Dark
105. The Mummy's Hand
106. The Kiss
107. Big Trouble in Little China
108. Prince of Darkness
109. The Mummy's Ghost
110. The Stepfather (1987)
111. Street Trash
112. Hostel
113. The Lady in White
114. When a Stranger Calls (1979)
115. Cannible Holocaust
116. District 9
*Le Diable au convent (I am out of Wild Cards so not counting this one here but used it for the checklist)
*The Red Spectre (Ditto this one)

117. Ponty Pool
118. Last House on the Left (remake)
119. The Entity
120. Frankenhooker
121. The Fun House
122. Hell Night
123. The Killer Condom
124. The Boogens
125. Halloween
126. Halloween II
127. Halloween III
128. Scanners
*Murder Into Art
*Paranoia (these two were student films of mine. Not counting them but thought I'd add them to the list after dusting them off for a viewing)

129. Dracula
130. Frankenstein
131. Arsenic and Old Lace
*Rocky Horror Picture Show (Going to see this at the theatre tonight. Already listed it as a commentary track but wanted to end the list with the film that began it)



Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - Le Diable au convent
--- 1900 - The Red Spectre
--- 1910 - Frankenstein
--- 1920 - The Unholy Three
--- 1930 - Freaks
--- 1940 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- 1950 - Tarantula
--- 1960 - Day of the Triffids
--- 1970 - Tales From the Crypt
--- 1980 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
--- 1990 - Tremors 2: Aftershocks
--- 2000 - Trick r Treat

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) -
--- G - Garfield in Disguise
--- PG - The Watcher In The Woods
--- PG-13 - Alien vs Predator
--- R - The Serpent and the Rainbow
--- NC-17 - Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Cannible Holocaust
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Driller Killer

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, DVD, The Black Cat.
--- Second format, Theatre, The Serpent and the Rainbow.
--- Third format, Online, American Nightmare.

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Unholy Three
--- Boris Karloff - The Black Cat
--- Lon Chaney Jr. - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Vincent Price - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Peter Cushing - Tales from the Crypt
--- Christopher Lee - The House That Dripped Blood
--- Robert Englund - Nightmare on Elm Street 3
--- Bruce Campbell - Evil Dead
--- Jamie Lee Curtis - Terror Train

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - Let's Scare Jessica to Death
--- Frankenstein - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Werewolf - Trick r Treat
--- Mummy - The Mummy's Hand
--- Invisible Man - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Ghost/haunting - Haunted Honeymoon
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The House That Dripped Blood
--- Zombie - The Serpent and the Rainbow
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Burning
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary - The American Nightmare
--- Musical - Rocky Horror Picture Show
--- Spoof/comedy - Student Bodies
--- Revenge - Deadly Friend
--- Killer/evil doll - Trilogy of Terror
--- Killer/evil animal - Razorback
--- Killer/evil child - It's Alive
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - The Deadly Mantis
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film - The Unholy Three
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary - Freaks
--- film and at least two of its sequels - Tremors 2, 3. 4
--- anthology film - Tales From the Crypt
--- takes place on a holiday - Trick r Treat
--- takes place in space - It! The Terror From Beyond Space
--- takes place on or under the sea - Humanoids From The Deep
--- animated film - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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October 15
Well the plot's not all that exciting but thankfully the execution is fantastic. My fiance had told me how much she disliked it when she saw it so I was a little weary to check it out but boy am I glad I did. It was a real nice change of pace to have a zombie film set in the Carribbean rather than an inner city and the gore was over the top which is exactly how I like it. One scene in particular even had me squirming a little which doesn't happen often anymore. Also this movie has probably the most memorable zombie fight I have seen. Zombie vs. shark, absolutely amazing. RATING 8.5/10

I went into this movie with the notion that it at least couldn't be as bad as the Tobe Hooper movie of the same name. Luckily it wasn't, but not by much. Now that's not to say I didn't enjoy this movie. I actually liked it a whole lot but I know it's extremely cheesy and some things are a little to off for me. I can buy the whole zombie running aspect, even though I understand how it's not possible I don't let it ruin a good zombie movie for me. What did irk me a little is how the zombies were running and yet they show them as being easily dismembered as if they were made of jelly which to me shows that they are heavily decayed. And if they are heavily decayed how can they run? Anyways I'm rambling to much, the movie is actually a lot of fun if you're okay with overly cheesy dialogue. RATING 7/10

October 16
This movie is everything I had hoped for and more. It does exactly what it sets out to, be a fantastic representation of old grindhouse exploitation movies. It is campy in every way and the gore deliveries nonstop. I don't think this movie held up or slowed down once. RATING 8.5/10

Maybe it's just because I liked his earlier entry, Deer Woman, so much that this felt like a letdown. Deer Woman was a fantastic little black comedy and Landis aims for that again and sadly falls a little flat. It's a shame too because it's a real treat seeing George Wendt. It's not bad it's just lacking the same substance that Deer Woman had. The twist at the end is a nice touch and livens up the final act a little. RATING 5.5/10

As I stated in an earlier review I love Re-Animator and From Beyond so I was really looking forward to this. It was a little different from what I thought it would be but still fantastic. Not quite the calibur of the two films I listed but still a great horror flick. One scene in particular was pretty crazy and memorable. RATING 7/10

Other than the original I never really liked Saw. And seeing how Bousman directed all of them except the original I wasn't sure how I was going to take Repo! Luckily Repo! hit's all the right notes, literally. From the very opening scene keying us in on the story with it stylish comic book panels I was hooked. From there the movie only gets better. The thing that really struck me was the visual style. From someone who couldn't decide whether to go to school for cinematography or Special FX this movie was just a blast to lay my eyes on. RATING 8/10

October 17
I've never really been a fan of slashers. I'm more of a supernateral horror fan. My tendencies lean towards zombies, vampires, werewolves, things of that nature. That's why Laid to Rest was such a pleasant surprise. I loved this movie. It pretty much follows Slasher 101 to a T but it pulls it off in the best of ways. The gore is great and the movie is paced perfectly. Before watching it I thought the whole chrome face thing was pretty stupid but once you see the villain in action it actually makes him look pretty creepy and memorable. My only gripe with the movie is that logic is apparently no where to be found. I know that's common in slashers but I mean there really is no logic whatsoever. RATING 8/10

A mash up of Frankenstein, Re-Animator, and 28 days later. To me that sounds like a hell of a movie, sadly when it's all said and done it falls flat. With the exception of the last 20-30 minutes almost nothing happens. Even when all the action is on screen during the ending it just falls flat. I wasn't expecting much out of this movie but even then I can't help but feel a little disappointed. RATING 4/10

I found out about this movie only a few weeks ago, when I read the description on imdb I couldn't wait to see it and went straight to tracking it down. Sadly the movie just doesn't live up to it's potential. The real problem for me is that the horror is dumbed down to take back seat to the comedy which sadly just isn't all that funny. That's not to say it doesn't have it's moments, it can be funny at times and luckily the films two stars do an excellent job. All I can really say is that I wish this had been better. RATING 6/10

This is my second time watching this movie and my fiance's first. When it ended she said to me "I thought that was going to be a horror comedy." And that's exactly what I remember expecting the first time I watched it. What I found instead was a tragic and heartbreaking little horror film. It surprised the hell out of me and I loved it. On my second viewing it's still as every bit heartbreaking. While there is gore the film doesn't rely on it and I think that's what I love so much about it. The most tense moments in the film happen when the gore isn't present. It might not be everyones cup of tea but I loved it. RATING 9/10

October 18
The tension is high, the suspense is overwhelming, and the gore is at a minimum. It takes a lot of courage to create a splatterless horror film these days which is why I commend David Moreau and Xavier Palud for their shot at horror. I was wondering why the runtime was so short at a mere 77 minutes but after seeing Them I completely understand. The movie works well but any longer and it would have been pushing into tedium. RATING 8/10

I always thought From Beyond was a little underrated. Most people I talk to have seen Re-Animator but have never heard of Gordon's From Beyond. While not as good as Re-Animator, From Beyond still hits on all the right notes and combines great performances, the right ammount of weird, humor, and effects. RATING 9/10

Episode 2 of the new season. RATING 7/10

I just commended David Moreau and Xavier Palud's Them(Ils) for being generally frightening without any of the splatter a few reviews up. [REC] creates the same dread, the same fright, and has all of the good splatter and make up effects. I've never been fond of the whole found tape horror but [REC] aims to change my mind. This movie is one hell of a ride, I haven't been this freaked out by a film in quite some time. Coupled with the amazing camerawork and that damned surround sound I found myself jumping constantly. You feel thrust into creepy apartment complex with all the characters, you freak out when they freak out. The whole movie is excellent and the final act is still creeping me out days later. A damn good movie RATING 10/10

October 19
The Goones mixed with classic horror monsters. Sound like the perfect movie? It was to me growing up. I can't count how many times I've seen this movie as a kid and now at the age of 23 it still holds up great. I might be blinded by nostalgia with my rating but I have a feeling most people would love this movie. RATING 9/10
"Wolfman's got nards"

Episode 3 of the new season RATING 7/10

Essentially Carrie for a new age. This movie didn't do much for me aside from the eye candy of Jenna Dewan. There were some somewhat creative kills but mostly the picture was just to boring for me. RATING 6/10

Episode 4 of the new season. RATING 8/10

October 20

Dante's last entry, Homecoming was a great little satire that I enjoyed quite a bit. The only problem was it never really delivered on the horror aspect. Well Screwfly certainly does. The story is intelligent and the performances are fantastic. RATING 7/0

One of my all time favorite horror movies. I don't think there is much to say here as most people have seen it and love it. You feel claustrophobic and the paranoia seeping in just like the characters. Not to mention Russel is just a badass. This is Carpenter at his finest. RATING 10/10

Another one of those movies that I can't quite believe I haven't seen. I have loved Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness for years and yet it took me this long to see where it all started. While the two sequels stray more into the horror/slapstick territory the original just stays straight creepy. And for a film it's age it sure did a damn fine job. The effects are aging but still gruesome. There is just so much energy put into this film I can't help but love it. RATING 9/10

As with The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 just exudes energy in every way. In it's short run time it never lets up. Combing horror and comedy perfectly. Both Raimi and Campbell are putting there all into this film and it shows. It's just one hell of a thrill ride and one that I'm always happy to revisit. RATING 9/10

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10/16

46. The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945)
George Sanders is the quintessential ball buster of cinema. No wonder Angela Lansbury got everyone to appear in Murder She Wrote, quite the looker in this film.

47. The Nanny (1965)
This ain't Mary Poppins, or is it?

48. Masters Of Horror: Dreams In The Witch House (2005)
Not familiar with the Lovecraft story so I can't comment about the adaptation. Was lacking something, just not sure what.

49. The Son Of Kong (1933)
Reminded me of Snowflake(the gorilla) and Rudloph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

50. Audrey Rose (1977)
I've never cared for Marsha Mason or John Beck although both are competent in their roles but Anthony Hopkins shines and Susan Swift really acts like she doesn't know what is going on(that's a compliment).

10/17

51. 20 Million Miles To Earth (1957)
The beast was great, the Italian fisherman were good and the rest so so.

52. Videodrome (1983)
This made a lot more sense when it came out due to its dependence on time. If you are old enough to remember lesser channels that showed off the wall programming it works.

53. Eaten Alive (1977)
I would have enjoyed this a lot more if it didn't have that Super 8 feel.

10/18

54. Hallucinations Of A Deranged Mind (1978) Brazil
This movie went much faster than I realized although I could have done with a few less screams of Tania.

55. Terrorvision (1986)
This could almost be a kids movie and probably should have aimed for a lower rating. Diane Franklin is almost unrecognizable.

56. The Lodger (1944)
A well done twist/theory on the Jack The Ripper murders. Laird Cregar's story is rather sad and unfortunate.

10/19

57. The Pumpkin Karver (2006)
I thought the beginning was great, as the title implies it's a slasher.

58. Cruel World (2005)
It only gets a thumbs up for making fun of reality shows but suffers from its vapid inspiration.

10/20

59. The Beast Of Hollow Mountain (1956)
Take a B cowboy movie, add a beast and voila. This would most likely be an A picture today.

60. Day Of The Dead (2008)
Lots of zombies, some as fast as Speedy Gonzalez but Speedy has better acting skills.

61. House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)
I'd watch this movie over just to hear Sheri Moon laugh. One guy somehow survives and ends up on The Office.

62. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Who doesn't like a movie with a clown? Captain America, Col. Sanders and Emmett Kelly all rolled into one.

63. High Tension (2003) French
Worth a second viewing, it still holds up.

10/21

64. The Howling (1980)
Why do some werewolves end up with over-sized yorkie ears?

65. Desert Of Blood (2006)
I bet watching the audience during the test screenings was hilarious during the opening scene. Some people were watching the screen and some were watching those people.

66. It's Alive (1974)
I bet the FDA hates this movie. Sadly the re-release ad is not on the dvd.

10/22

67. It Lives Again (1978)
More little tykes mayhem.

68. It's Alive III: Island Of The Alive (1987)
All newborns are ugly but these babies never hit a cute stage.

69. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Polaroid should have done some tie ins at Halloween with the creepy camera sound. The original company might still be in business today if they had.

70. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
The American way to enter a man's home.

71. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) thumbs up
Another oil and gas mix remake but this time the inbreeding has been more active.

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70. Zombieland (2009) 80/100 Friggen Hysterical
71. Let the right one in (2008) 75/100 Picked up some new things the second time seeing this
Oct 18th
72. Slaughter High (1986) 30/100 could have done without he full frontal male nudity
73. Rock and Roll Nightmare (1987) 45/100 Thor rules
74. MOH Dreams in the witches house 50/100 Always dug HP
75. Shrooms (2007) 45/100 Hopefully red mist is better.
76. P2 (2007) 36/100 Bored me to tears
77. Moontrap (1989) 45/100 pretty boring
Oct 19th
78. Spiderbaby (1968) 60/100 Cool seeing Haig and Chaney in this
79. Krishna Cottage (2004) 35/100 What?
Oct. 20th
80. Dawn of the dead (DC)(1978) 80/100 I love everything about this
81. Dracula has risen from the Grave (1968) 50/100 nowhere near as good as the others, but secent enough
82. Dawn of the Dead (2004) 65/100 Not as good as original, but good itself.
83. The Invisible Man (1933) 75/100 really dug this
84. House of the Dead: funny edition w/ Commentary 00/100 but the comedy is great
85. MOH Choclate (2005) 50/100 Decent enough entry, but nothing stand out.
86. Pervert (2005) 40/100 Marey Carey is even annoying when shes naked, but atleast shes naked.
87. I, Madman (1989) 40/100 Decent movie enough, but didn't keep my interest.
88. Brain Damage (1988) 52/100 Decent gore, some funny scenes.
Oct 22
89. Ravenous (1999) 78/100 such a great flick
90. Carver (2008) 35/100 could have been promising, but failed.
91. Urban Legends 2: Final Cut (2000) 53/100 Decent enough slasher from the era of the scream clone.
Oct. 23rd
92. End of the Line (2007) 55/100 Decent flick, glad I saw it.
93. Scars of Dracula (1970) 50/100 noticing a steady decline
94. Saw (2004) DVD 75/100 Def. a classic IMO
95. Saw 2 (2005) 58/100 The last one that I thought was real good.
96. Saw 3 (2006) 50/100 Uh-oh where going downhill.
97. Saw 6 (2009) Theatre 45/100 I don't need social commentary in my saw films.
98. Saw 4 (2007) 50/100 Is this series ever gonna end?
Oct 24th
99. Prince of Darkness (1987) 63/100 Very good movie, took me long enough to see.
100. Last house on the left (2009) 45/100 Lackluster remake.
Oct. 25th
101. Feat Itself "The Sacrfice"
102. Fear Itself " Family man"
103. Fear Itself " Spooked"
104. Fear Itself " Eater"
105. To the Devil a Daughter (1976) 55/100 A nice little movie, and more satanic then exorcist.
Oct. 26th
106. An American Werewolf in London (1981) 65/100 It might be Landis' fault Jenifer Jason Leigh has no father, but he does make some good movies.
107. Black Sunday (1960) 60/100 Bava proves why he is the italian Hitchcock
Oct. 27th
108. wc5 Dexter S3E2
109. wc6 Dexter S3E3
110. Cannibal Apocalypse (1980) 55/100 Saxon can make anything watachable.
111. Phantasm 2 (1988) 46/100 You think when you die you go to heaven, you come to us.....
Oct 28th
112. Final Destination (2000) 60/100 When this came out, it was an instant classic to me.
113. Shark Alarm (2005) 10/100 nothing could have saved this.... nothing.
114. Fear Itself "New Year's Day"
115. Fear Itself "Community"
116. House on Haunted Hill (1959) 60/100 Price pimping back in the day
117. Fear Itself " Skin and Bones"
Oct. 29th
118. Shaun of the Dead (2004) 90/100 I love everything about this.119. Jacob's Ladder (1990) 70/100 a true mind fuckOct. 30th
120. Cannibal: the musical (1996) 51/100 Funny at timesOct. 31st
121. Halloween (1978) 85/100 A classic!122. Psycho 2 (1986) 55/100 for some odd reason I like this.
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  1. My Dear Killer - A giallo film only notable for music by Ennio Morricone, decapitation by heavy construction equipment and one particularly effective kill involving a power saw.
  2. My Bloody Valentine (1981) - I'm not sure why I waited so long for this one. The practical effects look surprisingly good even in this day.
  3. Critters 2 (.)(.) - I'm a little shocked that this movie is rated PG-13.
  4. Zombie Honeymoon - I didn't feel any attachment for the newlyweds.
  5. Doomsday - It got a fairly bad rap when it was theatrically released. However, I think the movie improves upon subsequent viewings.
  6. Rabid - Classic Cronenberg.
  7. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks - The filmmakers attempt to put a new spin on the "Frankenstein's Monster" by making it a revived Neanderthal man, but it's just not enough to rescue the film from horrible pacing. Also, the voyeuristic rapist dwarf character was pretty annoying.
  8. Spooky Encounters - Hopping vampire kung-fu. You're either going to love it, or you're going to be left scratching your head. The incredibly politically incorrect ending is a real howler.
  9. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit** - I'm not sure Nick Park and Aardman Animation can do wrong (when it comes to stop-motion).
  10. Gotham (.)(.) - Tommy Lee Jones plays a gumshoe hired by a wealthy man to get rid of the man's wife (Virginia Madsen). The trouble is that she has been dead for ten years. The movie plays like an extended homage to old noir films with a supernatural twist, which isn't to say that's a bad thing.
  11. Piranha II: The Spawning - It's solely interesting as one of the first indications of James Cameron's fascination with shipwrecks. The rest of it is more like a trainwreck than anything else.
  12. Andy Griffith Show, "The Haunted House"** - Perhaps not the best episode of the series, but it's seasonally appropriate.
  13. Fright Night - I've always liked Roddy McDowell's performance as the aging horror host, but I don't think I've ever given Chris Sarandon what's due to him for his performance as Jerry Dandridge. Also, knowing what happened to Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys after this movie was made really increased the inescapably homoerotic tone that many vampire stories have.
  14. Blue Sunshine - Zalman King plays a man wrongly accused of throwing three women into a roaring fireplace. Desperately attempting to prove his innocence, he uncovers the secret of a up-and-coming politician. It turns out the politician used to manufacture a form of LSD called "Blue Sunshine" when he was in college, and it's turning whoever took it into crazed, bald killers. Far more entertaining than it deserves to be.
  15. The Disturbance - A hopelessly confused film about a mentally-ill young man who may or may not be killing young (and frequently naked) women. Decent practical effects, and a textbook example of a low budget working in a movie's favor.
  16. War of the Gargantuas - The timeless tale of a war that pitted brother against brother, Frankenstein against Frankenstein... Gargantua against Gargantua! Ishiro Honda and his regular collaborators bring the goods for this non-Godzilla offering. Russ Tamblyn is frequently shown wondering what he's doing in this movie.
  17. Razorback - VHS. I was expecting something closer to Jaws, but the film does look pretty slick. Some great shots of the Outback.
  18. Mausoleum - Bobbi Bresee frequently bares her breasts when not turning into a rubbery demon (upon which, the aforementioned breasts turn into shriveled heads with working teeth). Pretty hard to watch, even with Marjot Gortner's 100-Watt personality.
  19. Blood Song - Frankie Avalon ditches Annette to stalk a chubby teenage girl who develops an unwelcome psychic bond with Avalon after receiving a life-saving blood transfusion. Avalon plays a hatchet-wielding flutist. Richard Jaeckel earns a paycheck playing the girl's belligerently overprotective father.
  20. Posed for Murder (.)(.) - Playboy Playmate Charlotte Helmkamp plays a pin-up model and aspiring actress who's being harassed by a mysterious killer who is dispatching her numerous admirers. The only thing that keeps this movie from being utterly forgettable is a couple of "movie-in-movie" moments.
  21. The Oblong Box - On television. Vincent Price plays a nobleman who locks his cursed brother up in the family estate. The brother hatches an overly-complicated escape plan and winds up in the custody of a grave-robbing doctor played by Christopher Lee. The brother then proceeds to exact his revenge, wearing a crimson hood to hide his disfigured face. The kills seem rather tame, even in comparison with other films of the period. The killer slits his victims' throats with all the urgency of a woman shaving in a Lady Gillette commercial. Some anti-Imperialist sentiment, but otherwise not much else going on beneath the hood of this story (apparently based on a story by Edgar Allen Poe).
  22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Fool for Love" ** - I know there are a few episodes specifically set during Halloween, and the episode where Buffy fights and defeats Dracula seems like a no-brainer. However, "Fool for Love" is one of my favorite episodes of the series, as it seems to hallmark changes in direction for two main characters.
  23. Carnival of Souls (Theatrical Cut) - It's shorter but no less spooky. I can't really recommend the shorter version, but I can't say that one would be missing much if they never see the extended director's cut.
  24. R-Point - 1972. A unit of Korean soldiers fighting in the Vietnam conflict are sent into the titular R-Point to find the source of radio transmissions apparently coming from a battalion that was supposedly killed in action. While far from perfect, it's a perfectly serviceable ghost story. A bleeding radio is involved.
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001. Alice, Sweet Alice (AKA Communion or Holy Terror)
1977, Directed by Alfred Sole

An effective and creepy little movie. The camerawork is amazing throughout the film. It feels Hitchcockian in spots. Paula Sheppard is well-cast as the troubled Alice. The killer's motivation could have been a bit clearer but overall, this movie brings the goods. And is that mask ever spooky! Grade: B

002. Coffin Joe--At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
1963, Directed by José Mojica Marins

I appreciate that Marins gave Brazil its first-ever horror film and has nutured the franchise, but I couldn't get into this one. I appreciate it for what it is and realize that is was controversial in its time, but nothing else. My biggest gripe is that Coffin Joe really needed an adversary to make this more convincing. Dracula had Van Helsing--Coffin Joe needed someone who would stand up to him. And that movie set was postage stamp small. Marins was like Godzilla towering over it. Grade: C

003. April Fool's Day
1986, Directed by Fred Walton

A fun movie, though you can figure out everything 15 minutes into it. Still, it was well-paced and while the re-watch value is practically zero, it doesn't take away from things if it's the first time you're watching it. Just have fun with this one. Grade: B-

004. The Hearse
1980, Directed by George Bowers

In light of movies like Halloween and TCM coming out before this one, The Hearse feels rather quaint. It really came out 10 years too late for its own good. Trish Van Devere is solid as the haunted woman and the build-up of suspense is okay. The music is pretty good. It's too bad that the ending doesn't match up with the rest of the film. Grade: C+

005. The Lost
2008, Directed by Chris Siverston

Hated this one. It's such a mess. It felt like five decades bled into the movie--half the cast was dressed like Brady Bunch extras and the other half wore modern clothes. Ray's makeup was distracting. WTF was up with that eyeliner mole? And what about the beer cans in his boots? They needed a better explanation. Ray came off as a Twilight reject. I could never figure out what they were going for with this one. Terrible movie. Grade: D

006. Black Christmas
1974, Directed by Bob Clark

Loved it! I can't believe that I've gone for so long without seeing it until now. The ending was great--what you can't see is a lot more frightening. And someone using your phone as a weapon against you--for them to be that close to you--is super scary. The precursor for all unseen/masked psycho killers. Grade: A-

007. Who Can Kill a Child?
1975, Directed by Chicho Ibáńez-Serrador

A very creepy movie where children, without provocation, begin acting like adults and go on a murdering rampage. The concept is well-executed and it results in a thought-provoking film that stays with you after the credits roll. A good flick. Grade: B+

008. Blind Beast
1969, Directed by Yasuzo Masumura

A story of obsession taking people to the most dark and depraved of places. It makes you question how far would you go to achieve happiness and fulfillment. Not sure if I like the movie that much because of the chuvanist undertones, but it makes you think and I do like that. Grade: B

009. Scream Bloody Murder
1973, Directed by Marc B. Ray

A B-movie about a momma-obsessed boy who becomes ifriends with a hooker and thenkidnaps her. I thought this was a pretty good little movie. The main actors are solid and while the plot is a bit rushed, there's some sense of character development and the movie works hard to present its story. It's pretty decent. Grade: B-

010. Martin
1977, Directed by George A. Romero

A story about a young woman whose family believes that he carries the vampire curse--but is Martin just a deeply troubled young man in need of medical help? Shooting the film in gloomy Pittsburgh adds to the film's depressing tone. It makes you question whether it's worth holding on to the old wives' tales that we learn as children or if those tales cause us to not see things clearly. I liked this one. Grade: B

011. Pulse
2001, Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

A new website promising interactions with ghosts has captured the attention of Toyko's residents. And now many of those people are either killing themselves or disappearing altogether. A good film about how we've become obsessed with technology and how that has isolated us from each other, that we don't notice when someone is gone much anymore. No gore in this film, but thought-provoking in showing how we can create terror in our own lives. I liked it. Grade: B+

The Call of Cthulhu (WC)
2005, Directed by Andrew Leman

A 47-minute film based on a HP Lovecraft story; released by the HP Lovecraft Historical Society. They did it as a black-and-white silent film. It's pretty cool. Grade: B+

012. Hatchet
2007, Directed by Adam Green

A 1980s slasher flick done in this decade. I liked it a lot. Tons of humor, but when it's time for killing, nothing is spared! A likeable cast with appearances from horror icons Robert Englund, Kane Hodder, and Tony Todd. A lot of people won't like it in this post-Scream era, but enjoy it for the blast of fun it is. Grade: B+

013. The Blood Splattered Bride
1972, Directed by Vicente Aranda

Barely average Eurotrash horror flick based on LeFanu's novella Carmilla. Alexandra Bastedo is solid and Carmilla/Mircalla but everyone else's acting is pretty stiff. There are a couple of decent stab-em-up scenes. If you're a fan of this kind of flick, it's worth a watch. Everyone else can skip it. Grade: C-

014. Who Saw Her Die?
1972, Directed by Aldo Lado

A giallo starring George Lazenby who chases after whoever killed his young daughter. As expected with giallo, the movie is beautifully shot and Ennio Morricone's musical score is really good. The movie is fairly run of the mill, but the subject of child murder gives it an edge. Gotta say that Lazenby looked awful in this movie--gaunt and sickly. Not very 007-like at all. Grade: B

015. My Bloody Valentine
1981, Directed by George Mihalka

Fantastic! A well-done 1980s slasher film with likeable characters. The kills were creative and the gore is solid even after 28 years. The Family Tree of Terror special feature is a great touch on the SE. Well worth to put this one in your DVD collection. Grade: A-

016. The Killing Kind
1973, Directed by Curtis Harrington

A creepy flick about a young man returning home after spending time in prison for rape, with the people who helped send him to the slammer coming up dead. Disturbing on a number of fronts with Ann Sothern giving a dirty performance as the over-protective mother trying to keep her son out of harm's way. A sleazy little number with dark undertones. A solid movie with a stabbing edge. Grade: B

017. Cravings
2006, Directed by D.J. Evans

This was a disappointing film because it had so much potential and it went to waste. A therapist whose wife commits suicide takes on the case of a teenaged girl who he comes to discover suffers from Renefield's Syndorome (clinical vampirism). It could have been a probing look into how something like being a vampire can be more about disturbed state of mind as opposed to the traditional folklore, but it just isn't dealt with in this movie. The acting is solid and the ending is okay, but I thought this one missed the mark, which is really too bad. Grade: C

018. Vampyr
1931, Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Just goregous. Dreyer packed so much into just over an hour's time. The storyline is flimsy, but the art direction more than makes up for it. Everyone should watch this one at least once. Grade: A-

019. Scarecrows
1988, Directed by William Wesley

A group of ex-military outlaws rob a base and hijack a plane for their getaway. One of the outlaws decides to parachute out of the plane and take all of the money with him. The others quickly follow him. They wind up at an abandoned farm that has dozen of scarecrows scattered in a corn field. A run-of-the-mill B-movie that could have been better with some explanation concerning the missing farm owners/scarecrows. Comes across as just a group of friends who wanted to make a movie for kicks. Not that good but not too bad, either. Grade: C+

020. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
2007, Directed by Scott Glosserman

A good movie enhanced by its mockumentary style as a camera crew follows a supposed slasher as he plans his next big kill. Nathan Baesel is fantastic as the the title character and I bought into the crew's initial nonchalant attitude about Leslie's plans. Watching Leslie go through his process to prepare for his big night was funny, as was how past slasher Jason, Freddy, and Michael Meyers were portrayed as being real people. A blast to watch. Grade: B+

021. The Host
2007, Directed by Bong Joon-ho

Someone described to me as Godzilla meets Little Miss Sunshine. That seems about right. A family goes searching for their missing member--a little girl--who has been taken by a water monster whose existence is brought about because of careless dumping of chemicals into the river. It's cetainly a horror story in that searching for a lost child amid national chaos and dealing with a government that doesn't care about its people must be scary. But I enjoyed it more as a family-sticks-together saga. The only thing that bothered me was the monster's look. Being an overgrown tadpole isn't that scary. Good movie, nonetheless. Grade: B

022. Isle of the Dead
1945, Directed by Mark Robson

Boris Karloff is a tyrannical Greek general trapped on an island with a small group after a mysterious plague braks out. A housekeeper among the group thinks that a young servant girl is an evil spirit and is causing the death. This is an exploration of reality vs foklore with Karloff being the best thing about the movie by far. The actess is who plays the sickly wife is pretty good--everyone else is just kind of there. An average film, but pleasant enough to watch. Grade: C+

023. Bedlam
1946, Directed by Mark Robson

Karloff again, this time as a spiteful mental ward superintendent who has Anna Lee's Nell thrown into the hospital for demanding better treatment for patients. The supporting cast does a better job of holding their own against Karloff and the script for this one is much stronger. A good mixture of humor and pathos. Grade: B

024. Frontier(s)
2007, Directed by Xavier Gens

Basically The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a French twist. Yasmine is pregnant and alone during the Paris race riots. She leaves the city with her ex-boyfriend and his two friends, who have just robbed a bank and have the police on their tail. The group finds their way to the French countryside, where they take shelter at a small inn. All hell breaks loose, of course. This is a brutal movie to watch and gave me a headache. It's non-stop violence and some of what the characters go through is just so over the top. A seriously bloody affair. An interesting movie, but not one you'll watch repeatedly. Grade: B

025. Eden Lake
2008, Directed by James Watkins

A young couple go to a reclusive quarry to spend a quiet weekend, which is disrupted by a group of local children who are just ready to explode with violence. An absolutely vicious film with one of the cruelest endings I've seen on film. So brutal, so realistic, so painful. There's a few holes in the plot, but nothing terrible. Admire the decent script and good acting, but you won't enjoy it in any normal sense. Grade: B or B+, depending on my mood

026. Day of the Dead
1985, Directed by George A. Romero

Not as groundbreaking as NIGHT. Not as socially informed as DAWN. But still, a very good movie with the war vs peace argument being the focus. A likeable cast helps push along the story. Tom Savini's special effects were great. Grade: B+

027. Black Sunday

Very gothic and gloomy. It really plays well with atmosphere. Acting is fine, but with her good looks, it's easy to see why Barbara Steele became a star. Grade: B

028. Dead Birds

What a disappointment. Set during the Civil War, a group of outlaws rob a bank and hide in an abandoned farmhouse where the former owner's sins are coming back to the surface. Solid idea, lousy execution. The pacing is slow and the acting is almost non-existent. Stay clear of this one. Grade: D

029. Wilderness

After the dath of a fellow inmate, a group of young criminals are taken to a remote island for character building, but find themselves being hunted down by a mysterious marksman. OK movie, but would have been better with a few less characters and a better explanation on the killer's preparation. Grade: C

030. Cello

The story of a music teacher being haunted by the death of a classmate. I was really into this one until the last 15 minutes or so, when it became too convoluted. They went for one twist tooo many in an attempt to set up a 'real vs fantasy' argument, but it kind of fell flat. Too bad, because the reast of the movie is pretty good. If you're into Asian horror, you may find this appealing. Grade: B-

031. Sleepaway Camp

How has this gem gotten past me for so long? Shy Angela is still reeling from the freak boat accident that killed her dad and brother when she is sent to Camp Arawak along with her cousin Ricky. Suddenly, people from around the camp start dying in grisly ways. Who's the killer? It's a solid film with a likeable cast, but watch this one for no other reason than the last 60 seconds. It will blow your mind to see this in a teen slasher flick. Holy smokes, I didn't see THAT coming at all! Grade: B+

032. Sleepaway Camp II

Not as good as the original, but entertaining nonetheless. Pamela Springsteen (Bruce's sister) does OK as Angela, though her take on the role is too cheerful as opposed to the more layered nuance of Felissa Rose in the first film. Grade: B-

033. In the Mouth of Madness

John Carpenter meets HP Lovecraft. Beautiful imagery, solid story. It won't be one of my favorites, but it was a decent movie with Sam Neill rocking it in his role. Grade: B

034. Inside

France is going for the gold when it comes to horror movies that mess with your head in the worst ways. The bloodflow in this one is jawdropping. Good movie and so damn disturbing. Grade: A-

035. The Devil's Backbone

Very good. Not as strong as The Innocents, but a well-told ghost story with several spooky moments. Del Toro's eye for imagery is magnificent. Grade: B+

036.The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

I really like this movie. Very creepy. If you want to learn more about German Expressionism, consider picking up this title as part of the Kino 4-film box set. Grade: A

037. Prom Night II

Caught it on THIS-TV. Typical 1980s teen horror flick. It was fine. Grade: C+

038. [REC]

One of my favorites from the month. Deserves all the praise it gets. Grade: A

039. Ils (THEM)

Another well-done French number. If visit France, I'm sticking to the cities. No countryside for me. Too many murdering weirdos and pyschotic freaks, based on their movies. Grade: A

040. The Nanny

Joey Fane returns home after spending two years in a mental hospital for killing his sister. Joey has always maintained that Nanny, played by Bette Davis, was responsible for his sister's death. But who did it? This is an effective who done it thriller with Davis giving a strong performance and a cast that rises to the challenge. Watch for Pamela Franklin, the little girl from THE INNOCENTS, as the upstairs neighbor. Grade: A

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10/23

72. Ginger Snaps (2000)
This was kind of a sad werewolf movie. Didn't realize Mimi Rogers played the mom. Kris Lemche's moralistic drug dealer sets him up to later play God on Joan Of Arcadia.

73. Phantasm (1978)
There's a reason to use jack stands. May have increased sales of garbage disposals.

74. Audition (1999) Japan
Someday I'm going to either find the original novel or timeline and tree branch this movie to try and figure out what really took place.

75. Dragonwyck (1946)
Gothic horror somewhat akin to Rebecca. Some nice supporting roles from Harry Morgan and Jessica Tandy in their early years.

10/24

76. The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
This was a fun one, sadly a censored AMC version. Will have to get the real thing for next year.

77. Jack The Ripper (1959)
Interesting Ripper motivation.

78. The Brain Eaters (1958)
It was great to see Leonard Nemoy(Nimoy) doing mannerisms that seem so associated with Mr. Spock.

79. The Fly (1958)
A great makeup job. Solid all around.

80. Poltergeist (1982)
I gave this movie another viewing and still don't like it. The loss of some of the younger actors is sad though.

10/25

81. An American Haunting (2005)
Gimme that old time religion.

82. Doctor X (1932)
This pre code two strip technicolor has some great moments and one of the funniest endings ever filmed.

10/26

83. The Beast Must Die (1974)
The shocker of this movie is that it wasn't made for tv. Absurdities abound.

84. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Cheech being Cheech, but Tom Savini almost steals the show.

10/27

85. Underworld: Evolution (2006)
A tad confusing having not seen Underworld but enough action to keep you occupied.

86. Sisters (1973)
The story of Brian De Palma meeting with Bernard Herrmann always makes me laugh. Herrmann's sinister score is perfect for this sinister movie.

87. Frankenstein (1931)
The little girl should have had the biggest paycheck for that walk through town with her head bobbing all around.

88. The Mist (2007)
Patience - sometimes too much, sometimes not enough.

10/28

89. The Haunting (1963)
A coincidence that the wall shows up in The Evil Dead?

90. Village Of The Damned (1960)
Obviously inspired many directors and writers, still one of the best horror films to feature children.

10/29

91. The House Of The Devil (2009)
A little judicious editing could have made this better. I would not recommend this as a blind buy, it needs a viewing first.

92. The Thing (1982)
John Carpenter's remake is one of the best horror remakes out there. I almost wish Carpenter had done the soundtrack because it had a Carpenterish feel but not as good as his own work.

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October 21
Killer Vultures? Really? The dvdtalk review of this states that it's not taken seriously but I couldn't help but get the impression that it was, although gallons of fake blood helped wash some of that feeling away. The acting is terrible and the plot is borderline retarded. The only saving grace was the gore which honestly I still didn't find to much to write home about. RATING 3/10

I actually like Severance quite a bit. I know some people think it's a bad mash of horror/comedy, sure it's no Shaun of the Dead but it's still a lot of fun. I know the characters are cliche but isn't that the point? RATING 7/10

I'm not one to write off a director(which is why to this day I'm still giving Tobe Hooper chance after chance)and it really payed off this time. After seeing Lucky McKee's Sick Girl I couldn't imagine I would like May whatsoever but after hearing good things I decided to give it a shot, boy was I surprised. Where I found McKee's direction and Bettis acting rather boring in Sick Girl they both were on their game in May. Maybe it's because I actually found the story before the horror parts in May interesting. RATING 8.5/10

October 22
Well the name certainly fits, this is one hell of a sick movie. Unrelenting at times and some scenes will just make you queasy. It's a shame the performances nearly ruined the one thing for me. It's a shame when the child actor shows up mostly everyone in the film. Leslie Andrews comes of as a stale Juno wannabe, which is another character which I absolutely detested in the first place. I've know kids like this my whole life, they aren't smart and they aren't hip, they are just douchebags and it's no fun to see them on film. RATING 6/10

I don't think any movie will ever quite have the effect on me that The Shining had the first time I saw it. Quite possibly one of the creepiest movies I've seen. The cinematography is absolute beautiful and the performances are just about as perfect as you can get, well Jack Nicholases at least. RATING 9/10

Retirement home Elvis and black JFK, what's not to love? I might catch shit for this but I think I actually enjoy Campbell more as Elvis than I do as Ash. He plays the part absolutely spot on and for what it is somehow manages to not overdo it. From the performances to the story to the over vibe this movie just oozes charm. It's nice to see something original coming out of the genre now and then. RATING 9/10

October 23
Come on it's Bill Goldberg playing a rampaging Santa Clause, if you can't find that awesome you take the horror genre to serious. This movie is just plain fun, sure it's not the best movie but again it's Goldberg playing a killer santa, and his viking adorned sleigh is powered by an ox! It's not possible to not have any fun whatsoever with this film. RATING 6.5/10

I really didn't get into this one as much. The characters were all annoying to me and the setting was pretty boring. Not exactly terrible for a remake, just the worst in the series RATING 5/10

This is essentially the original From Dusk Till Dawn just set in the wild west and you know what? After seeing FDTD2 I am more than okay with that. It brings back a lot of the fun that the first one had and the second was sorely missing. RATING 7/10

October 24
Cheesy and filled with all kinds of campy goodness. I love Army of Darkness, there is just something about the combination of Raimi and Campbell that can do no wrong for me. RATING 9/10

This is my third time watching Dead and Breakfast and I'm still not entirely sure what exactly to think of it. There are some parts that work really really well and are a whole lot of fun but others that just push it into the "were trying way to hard to be off the wall funny" for me. Overall a fun movie. RATING 7/10

Ah Slither, thank you for showing me that just doing a genre right is good enough some times. Not original at all and really more of a love letter to the genre slither works quite well. It's not the best movie in the world but it's a great escape into a fun little world of horror, comedy, and plenty of gross out moments. RATING 8/10

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HOPEFULLY I will be able to full edit this before the deadline but due to spending the entire week in the hospital for now I just have to add the last few movies for my total tally.

91. Phantasm

92. Hills Have Eyes(Original)

93. Hills Have Eyes(Remake)

94. Howling

95. Session 9

96. Dead Heat

97. Toxic Avenger

98. Poultrygeist

99. Bram Stokers Dracula

100. Shaun of the Dead

101. WILDCARD - Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XX

102. WILDCARD - Simpsons Treehouse of Horror V

103. Night of the Living Dead

104. Dawn of the Dead(original)

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