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DVD Talk Forum Thread Wiki: The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***
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Best List Voting is open.

Like last year, just pick one. PM or email.

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Lists are due 11/7.

This is if you wanna be eligible for certain prize categories -- 50 & under, 100 & under, the optional lists, and whatever else I'm probably forgetting.

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Winners Addresses are due 11/10.

***Please don't abandon this thread immediately after Halloween!*** I'll also post the winners on the Facebook page, but don't rely on the post to make it to your news feed/wall. Check the OHMC Page directly.

If you already own some of the prizes, let me know and I'll see what I can do. As usual, no guarantees I can accommodate your request.

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The Theme Nights Copy & Paste

--- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
--- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror -
--- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate -
--- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror -
--- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary -
--- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors -
--- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm -
--- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies -
--- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters -
--- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! -
--- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places -
--- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror -
--- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses -
--- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors -
--- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment -
--- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
--- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door -
--- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! -
--- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic -
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
--- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses -
--- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters -
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror -
--- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances -
--- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films -
--- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition -
--- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -


The 31 Film Subset Copy & Paste

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


The Checklist Copy & Paste

COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR LIST USING A SPOILER TAG

Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Camille Keaton -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Terence Fisher -
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
--- James Whale -
--- Jim Wynorski -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
--- Ed French -
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Axe -
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
--- Was made in the 1940s -
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1941 (75th) -
--- 1966 (50th) -
--- 1991 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground –
--- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows –
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman -
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL

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LIST HAS BEEN FINALIZED; SEE STATS AT BOTTOM



Orange Title - Denotes first-time-ever viewing

Caution: Spoilers may follow!

Last year's tally: 47 films; 28 first-time viewings

This year's goals: 50 films; 30 first-time viewings; complete Theme Nights and Subset lists, and maybe take a crack at the Checklist



9/30/2016

Note: This film is not counted in my totals, as it was watched outside the actual month of October. I consider it to be a sort of pre-Challenge warm up.

XX Corridors of Blood (1958) (DVD) - Boris Karloff plays Dr. Thomas Bolton, a surgeon in 1840 London. He believes that, through using a mixture of chemicals inhaled by the patient, he can perform pain-free surgery. Unfortunately, he performs his experiments in mixing these chemicals on himself, and he soon becomes addicted to the drugs. Not-bad film was shot in 1958, but it wasn’t released in the United States until 1963, and then only as the bottom half of a double bill with Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory. It struck me as kind of an amalgam of The Body Snatcher and The Lost Weekend, with a bit of Bowery at Midnight and a smidgen of The Curse of Frankenstein thrown in as well. The film is certainly not scary, and it gets pretty talky in spots, but it’s well-acted and nicely shot, and Betta St. John is always lovely to look at. Christopher Lee sure did get a lot of acid thrown in his face in the 1950s!


10/1/2016

1. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (a.k.a. Breakfast at the Manchester Morgue, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, and Don't Open the Window) (1974) (DVD) - I first watched this one back in 2013 for the Challenge. Here's what I wrote then: "Another case of my having a DVD for a decade or more and just now getting around to watching it. The Challenge is good about making me catch up on some films. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie is a pretty good Night of the Living Dead ripoff that certainly doesn't skimp on the gore. I found it to have a rather nightmarish logic, with most of the action of the film happening between a few locations and the characters having to sort of rotate between them, always having to go back to a place that's no longer safe. I'd love to see this on the big screen from a well-used 35mm Don't Open the Window print--it might be the ultimate wallow in that creepy '70s Euro-horror vibe." The only thing that I'll add for this watch is that I found it interesting that there's not only a scientific explanation for the reanimated dead, but a supernatural one as well.

2. Doghouse (2009) (DVD) - Seven friends decide to have a boys’ weekend away from the wives and spouses in London by hiring a bus and driver to take them to the little village of Moodley. Once there, they realize that, while at first seeming to be deserted, Moodley has something very wrong going on—all the women have turned into homicidal zombies due to biological weaponry, and all they want to do is to kill men. Unfortunately, the weekenders are now the only males in town. Doghouse starts off fun, but, besides adding a gender bias to the basic zombie film setup, it really doesn’t do anything new. It’s worth a watch, but it wears out its welcome long before the unsatisfying ending. Best line: "Getting away from it does not include spousal abuse via T-Mobile."

3. King of the Zombies (1941) (DVD) - This riff on Bob Hope’s The Ghost Breakers is almost as fun, thanks mainly to Mantan Moreland, who enlivened every film he was in. I find it difficult to believe that this was my first viewing of this film; all I had ever seen up to today were clips from the film in the old Goodtimes Video tape called Horrible Horror, with John Zacherley. I’m glad to have rectified that. The plot (about three guys whose plane crash-lands on an island where voodoo is practiced) doesn’t really matter; what matters is Mantan Moreland’s one-liners, which pop up with wonderful regularity. Here are my three favorites:

#3: “Woman, you is a prevaricator!”;
#2: “This bein’ a zombie sho’ is a drawback.”;
and #1, which may be the best line in any movie ever: “Can I he’p it ‘cause I’m loquacious?”

Essential viewing.

4. Cooties (2014) (DVD) - Cooties is that rare comedy/horror film where one side of the slanted line doesn’t overshadow the other. Maybe that’s because the film was written by one of the guys behind Saw and another guy who helped create Glee. In Cooties, a virus in tainted chicken nuggets turns normal kids into crazed, homicidal, cannibalistic zombies. A group of summer-school teachers, trapped in the elementary school where the virus first breaks out, has to try to get out of the building alive. For me, comedy/horror films hardly ever attain the right balance between yocks and shocks, but this one hit just the right tone. The bit where Rainn Wilson talks about his “dual rear wheel” truck is hysterical. Highly recommended for those with somewhat skewed sensibilities.


10/2/2016

5. The Exorcist III (1990) (DVD) - Oh, but I’ve tried to like this one twice, and I’ve failed at the attempt both times. I really want to like it, as I love the original film. But even more than that, I worked at Georgetown University while they were shooting this. Even though it was a pain in the butt, it was kind of cool having to step over cabling and walk past the catering trucks to get across campus. (My friend Jeff, who worked in a clothing store on M Street, met the film's producer, Carter De Haven in the store, who invited him to hang out on set one day. Jeff was there during the shooting of the scenes at the Key Theater. But I digress.) I think that the main problem with the film is that it’s too cerebral. It’s also talky and hard to follow, and there are some gaping plot holes as well. And then there’s that old lady crawling around on the ceiling. What was Bill Blatty thinking? Overall, it’s a step up from Exorcist II: The Heretic, but it’s still not a good film. Even though I don’t particularly like the film, I have to give it credit for having one of the best jump scares in cinematic history. Too bad the movie around that sequence is so forgettable.

6. Red State (2011) (DVD) - Kevin Smith ventures far, far away from his usual fare and succeeds admirably. Michael Parks plays the patriarch of a religious cult/church who is stockpiling weapons and, whenever possible, committing murder in the name of God. John Goodman plays an ATF agent who is called in to shut the family compound down after there’s an incident involving the shooting of a police officer. Echoes of the Waco Branch Davidians and the Westboro Baptist Church are all over the place, but Smith, usually a wiseacre, wisely limits the humor to sardonic jabs at how the government handles these types of fringe groups. Parks gives an Oscar-worthy performance, and Goodman is as reliable as ever. Red State isn’t a great film, but it’s a very good one from a surprising source.


10/3/2016

7. The House of Seven Corpses (1974) (Blu-ray) - The last time that I watched this film was for my first OHMC in 2010. Here's what I had to say then: "The first time I saw this film was on a local TV station on the Saturday night late movie. I was fairly young and impressionable, and it scared me quite a bit. The very next weekend, the same station showed Horror Express, which also creeped me out. The next week was Unknown World, which bored me into near catatonia. Then they repeated the same three films over the next three weeks. And again. They must have bought the smallest, cheapest movie package available. Still, because of the early TV exposure, I love The House of Seven Corpses (and Horror Express). The House of Seven Corpses is definitely low-budget, and it certainly has its flaws, but it also has an indefinable atmosphere about it that really, really works for me. It's somewhat akin in atmosphere to Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, which I also love dearly. Of all the films that I'd love to see get a special edition released, this would have to be at the top of the list. I'd love to know more about its inception, its critical reception, and why it went from theaters to TV so quickly. (A lot of people mistakenly believe that this was a made-for-TV film, but I've got an original release one sheet poster that proves them wrong.) It was the only feature directed by Paul Harrison, who spent most of his career writing for television. In fact, most of the cast and crew came from television. If I ever make it to Utah, I'm going to visit the former Governor's Mansion where this was shot. Lastly, I must note that, contrary to the title, Rob Zombie's film is NOT approximately 143 times better than this." And six years later, I still feel the same way about the film. Is it a good film? A well-made film? Not at all. It still, however, has an indefinable quality about it that just exudes creepiness. And it's cool that I got my wish for a special edition. I've just got to make time to listen to the commentary one of these days.

8. Mansion of the Doomed (1976) (DVD) - Sleazy, sleazy film is an uncredited remake of sorts of Franju’s Eyes Without a Face, except this time there are faces but no eyes. Richard Basehart is a ophthalmologic surgeon who accidentally blinds his daughter in a car accident. Guilt-ridden, he starts transplanting eyes from not-necessarily willing donors to his daughter, but her sight never lasts long before her body rejects the new organs. So he has to try again, and again, and again. Instead of killing the now-eyeless donors, he keeps them locked in a cage in his basement, promising them that he’ll fix them back up as soon as he perfects the procedure on his daughter. At one point, he decides that only the eyes of children will work…and that’s when I was afraid that the film was going to fly off the rails completely. I won’t spoil what happens for you, in case you like this sort of thing. The amount of talent involved with this film is rather amazing; besides Richard Basehart, Gloria Grahame, a young Lance Henriksen, and a cameoing Vic Tayback in front of the camera, it was produced by Albert and Charles Band (on the way to founding their low-rent Empire/Full Moon empire), has cinematography by Andrew Davis, later famed for directing such films as The Fugitive and Collateral Damage, and was one of the first credits for future Oscar-winner for makeup effects Stan Winston. Even with all that talent, you’ll still want to take a shower immediately after watching it.


10/4/2016

9. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) (DVD) - This was my second time watching Killer Klowns, and I think that I enjoyed it more this time than I did the first time. This is strange because this is the type of film that I usually keep far, far away from--you know, the kind of film that sets out to be deliberately bad so as to acquire a cult following. However, I don't think that's this film's M.O. Watching it this time, I was struck by how much thought and creativity went into creating the film. If it had been made by cretins with movie cameras, there wouldn't have been such a delightful touch as the cut-out paper footprints that the clown in the police station left. Sure, there are things that I could live without in the film (the ice cream truck guys, for two), but overall I still found it to be quite fun.

10. Not of This Earth (1957) (DVD) - Another Roger Corman quickie from the ‘50s, Not of This Earth was released by Allied Artists, NOT American International, Corman’s usual home base. Other than the change in releasing company, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything that sets it apart from Corman’s AIP product. Paul Birch plays an alien sent to Earth to find out if our blood is compatible with his blood, as he and all of the members of his race are slowly dying due to prolonged radiation exposure. Only complete transfusions can save them, so he’s here looking for a match. Corman regulars Jonathan Haze and Dick Miller (in a cameo as a door-to-door vacuum salesman) show up, as does Beverly Garland from Corman’s It Conquered the World, released the previous year. Not of This Earth was one of nine (!) Corman-directed films released in 1957. The thing is…it’s actually quite good.

11. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) (DVD) - Terence Fisher took a break from cranking out sumptuous Technicolor Hammer gothic horror films to make this low-budget black-and-white sci-fi film about the end of the world. As I am a complete and total sucker for this type of scenario, I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Most of the population of England (and we can assume the rest of the world) is wiped out by a gas attack, leaving corpses all over the place. Seven people find themselves thrown together in order to survive, but the virtual annihilation of mankind is only the start of their worries, as robot sentries walk the streets, killing survivors with their touch, and those who were killed in the initial attack start coming back to life as zombies. Unfortunately for most viewers, it sounds a lot more exciting than it actually is, but I enjoyed it quite a bit anyway. Its short run time (62 minutes) didn’t hurt matters either. If you’re a fan of mid-century British sci-fi movies, you’ll probably like it as well. Casual viewers will probably find it to be an effective sleep aid.


10/5/2016

12. House of Dark Shadows (1970) (Blu-ray) - Here's part of what I wrote about this film the last time that I watched it for the Challenge back in 2011: "This may seem like a really odd choice, but House of Dark Shadows is my favorite vampire movie. I can't really put my finger on why it is--it may have something to do with my having seen it at an impressionable age, or maybe it's because, near the end of the film, practically EVERYONE has turned into a vampire, or it may be just that Carolyn Stoddard (played by Nancy Barrett) makes a really hot vampire chick. When watching it again tonight (and I can't count the number of times I've seen it), I was struck by how straight the entire cast played it. That's a unique quality about the vampire movies of the late 1960s and early 1970s: they were trying to scare us. They didn't want to make us laugh, or make us feel too sorry for the vampire--they wanted to frighten us. Many of them succeeded, but House of Dark Shadows is the cream of the crop." And I still feel this way. It's a film of moments, and some of those moments please me so much--Carolyn's dead stare when the maid finds her body; the funeral in the rain; the encounter David has at the old swimming pool; the way the blood slings off of the arrow when Barnabas yanks it out of Willie's back...the list goes on and on. It's another film that I don't expect anyone will like as much as me, but that's okay--it's been a favorite of mine for somewhere around 45 years and feels like an old friend every time I visit it.

13. Death at Love House (1976) (DVD) - Joel and Donna Gregory (Robert Wagner and Kate Jackson), married writing partners, move into Love House, the former abode of silent screen goddess Lorna Love, to research a book about Love’s affair with Joel’s father. As they start interviewing still-living associates of the actress, Donna realizes that Love was evil, while Joel starts falling under the sway of the house and having dreams of being with the dead actress. Although it’s got a great (and game) cast, Death at Love House doesn’t have anything really new to bring to the table--it's very mediocre. If you’re hankering for a TV movie starring Kate Jackson, try Death Cruise or Satan’s School for Girls instead—they’re both WAY more fun than this one.


10/6/2016

14. The Vampire Bat (1933) (DVD) - I'm counting this as a rewatch, even though I didn't remember a thing about it from my first viewing of it when I bought the VHS thirty years ago. Someone, or something, is killing folks in a small German village and draining them of all their blood. Is it a giant bat? Is it a vampire? Is it a human culprit? A great cast is given so-so material to work with, and the end result is fairly reminiscent of a Scooby Doo episode, both in plot and in scares. It’s only a little over an hour long, but it feels much longer than that. Non-essential, but worth a watch if you like the Universal classics.

15. The Monster Maker (1944) (DVD) - J. Carrol Naish stars as Dr. Igor Markoff, an expert in glandular disorders who is working on a cure for acromegaly, who falls for a concert pianist’s daughter who reminds him of his dead wife. And yup, I just used the word “who” three times in one sentence. When the daughter spurns his advances, he injects Dad with an acromegaly serum, vowing to cure him if the daughter will marry him. Not bad little film from PRC features Universal’s Frankenstein Monster Glenn Strange in a small role. Personally, I like Naish better when he’s not the villain, but he’s not bad here. And what was it with mad doctors and gorillas? Dr. Markoff keeps a gorilla handy, but for what we’re never told. Wouldn’t it have been a lot easier to keep a guinea pig or two around, or maybe a white mouse, instead of a gorilla? You know that lab had to smell funky.


10/7/2016

16. Phantasm (1979) (DVD) - Don Coscarelli has said that Phantasm was based on a dream that he once had, which is totally appropriate--the film showcases one of the finer examples of dream logic ever committed to celluloid. Set pieces flow into each other with no real concern for adhering to a timeline that can be easily followed; at any given point in the film it's impossible to tell what happened in the "yesterday" of the film. It's as if a 10-year-old is telling a friend of a particularly vivid nightmare, with all of the "and then"s intact. My first-time viewing (and that of everyone I know who saw it when it first came out) was tremendously exciting. Time has worn down that once-fresh edge, but it's still one of the most inventive horror films ever made. I don't see how one can claim to be a horror fan and not love Phantasm.


10/8/2016

17. Motel Hell (1980) (DVD) - Another of the horror films that I saw at the drive-in during my high school days, Motel Hell is actually pretty amusing, but you’d never have guessed that from its trailer, which tries to make it look like the most horrifying film since The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Rory Calhoun and Nancy Parsons star as an oddball brother and sister who run a hotel / smokehouse. Everybody loves Farmer Vincent’s smoked meats, but no one knows that the special ingredient for the meats is grown in Vincent and Ida’s secret garden. Wolfman Jack appears as a TV preacher, but it looks like he was hired for marquee value only, as his character doesn’t add anything whatsoever to the plot. John Ratzenberger, Cliff from Cheers, shows up in a bit part. I still quote lines from this film with the friends that I first saw it with.

18. Hostel (2005) (Blu-ray) - Eli Roth’s follow-up to Cabin Fever is a much better movie in every way. That’s still not necessarily a recommendation, however. Three backpackers get a tip about a hostel in Eastern Europe that has beautiful girls galore…so they head there, not knowing the danger that they’re about to face. Because I didn’t really read the credits at the beginning of the movie, it suddenly occurred to me about a half-hour in that the lead actor had to be Mark Ruffalo, since he looked like him and even sounded a bit like him. So I spent the rest of the movie trying to decide if it really WAS Mark Ruffalo or not. I finally decided that it was him, only to be disproven by the end credits. I enjoyed Hostel passably well, even if Mark Ruffalo wasn’t in it.

19. Exists (2014) (DVD) - Exists, directed by one of the directors of the original Blair Witch Project, is a Bigfoot movie. There have been a lot of them in last few years for whatever reason, but only Willow Creek got any press whatsoever. That’s a shame, because Exists is quite good. Five friends on their way to spend a few days at a remote cabin have a run-in with Bigfoot. Well, actually, they run OVER a Bigfoot and spend the rest of the film paying for that accident. Director Eduardo Sanchez proves once again that he’s a master at making the woods terrifying. This one earns a solid recommendation.


10/9/2016

20. Chopping Mall (1986) (DVD) - Yes, there is a mall. No, there is no chopping involved. A great name for a slasher flick gets appended to a by-the-numbers story of a group of teenagers who, whilst partying after work in one of the mall stores, get attacked and killed by the new robot guards who have gone haywire due to an electrical storm. I don’t get the love for this film at all. There is absolutely nothing about it that stands out in any way. Even the cameos by Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, that guy Dick Miller, and Gerrit Graham are uninspired. That’s probably the word that sums up the film best—uninspired. It’s not really bad, but it’s certainly not good either. The film’s original title, Killbots, was much more accurate.

21. Bad Biology (2008) (DVD) - Yet another example of that age-old story of a girl with (at least) seven clitorises who meets a guy with a misshapen, giant penis that can detach itself and go off looking for love on its own. Frank Henenlotter, director of such mainstream Hollywood hits as Basket Case, Brain Damage, and the classic family film Frankenhooker has really outdone himself with this one. It’s probably best that you know as little as possible about the film before going into it so that its surprises aren’t ruined. And it has PLENTY of surprises. Even if you’re the type of person that doesn’t get offended at anything, this one just might push your buttons.


10/10/2016

22. Deathgasm (2015) (Streaming--Netflix) - Man, but I was afraid of watching this one. I was scared that this would end up being similar to Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead from last year, which I hated nearly beyond all measure. And you know what? I was wrong. I thought that Deathgasm was a lot of fun. It definitely has echoes of Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, along with some Evil Dead II and This is Spinal Tap thrown in there for good measure. The plot? Teenage metalhead comes into possession of some really (really) old music, plays it with his band, and brings about hell on earth. I have a feeling that if you were to look at the plot closely, it wouldn’t hold up, but the film moves so fast and is so much fun that you won’t be paying a lot of attention to the plot anyway. Two devil horns up.

23. Axe (1974) (DVD) - I saw this back in high school, and I remember thinking that it was a lot better than it should have been, but I remembered practically nothing of its plot. Watching it again tonight for the first time in probably 35 years, I found that my initial impressions of the film were pretty on-target. Three criminals commit murder and hide out in the farmhouse of Lisa and her paralyzed grandfather. Lisa doesn’t cotton to this, so she starts eliminating the crooks, one by one. This film is so good that it makes me wonder how it’s flown under the radar for so many years. It’s got an atmosphere about it that’s thick with sex, death, isolation, and madness. The Blu-ray from Severin is going on my must-buy list immediately.


10/11/2016

24. The Descent (2005) (Blu-ray) - The Descent, a modern classic from the writer/director of Dog Soldiers, is a rare bird indeed—an action/horror film with an all-female cast. Each year, a group of women meet to take part in an extreme outdoor sporting challenge. This year, they meet to go caving…but once they get in the caves, they realize that they’re not alone. The cave sequences, which make up most of of the film, might be a bit tough to watch if you’re claustrophobic. The unrated cut that I watched on Blu-ray had the original British ending, which was deemed both too downbeat and too difficult to understand for American audiences. It’s the better of the two endings by far, though. The Descent is easily one of the top twenty horror films of the new millennium.

25. Chernobyl Diaries (2012) (DVD) - Chernobyl Diaries starts out okay, with a trio of twenty-somethings visiting one of them’s brother in Eastern Europe. The brother has arranged for them to take an extreme tour of the town, Pripyat, nearest the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant. But of course, the van they’re traveling in won’t start at the end of the tour, stranding them in the still-radioactive city overnight. And when their tour guide disappears and one of them is mauled by wild dogs, things start looking really grim for the home team. Up until this point, about halfway through the movie, it’s an acceptably decent horror film; however, once the group splits up and some of them disappear, it takes a sharp left turn to Stupidville. Pretty much the last half-hour of the film is made up of shots of the actors moving down long corridors in the dark, with a jump-scare every 6-7 minutes or so. Once the film turned into this kind of first-person shooter scenario shot in poorly-lit hallways and underground tunnels, I gave up caring whether anyone would get out alive or not. Not recommended except to the most easily-amused urban explorers.


10/12/2016

26. Bone Tomahawk (2015) (Streaming--Amazon Prime) - When I was kid, I went to the movies all the time. I didn’t care what was showing; I’d watch most anything. I can recall going at least once when I had zero desire to watch either of the movies on the double-feature that night, but I was happy to be there just the same because at least I got to watch a bunch of trailers between the features. The only type of film that I would go out of my way to avoid as a kid was a western. If you had really wanted to punish me for misbehaving when I was seven or eight, making me watch a western would have been the worst thing you could have done to me. These days, I love westerns. I don’t know what finally clicked with me (but it probably had a lot to do with John Ford and Clint Eastwood), but now I actively seek them out. I was looking forward to seeing Bone Tomahawk, and it didn’t disappoint me. The movie got everything right—it was exceptionally written, well-acted, nicely shot and scored, and made me cringe at some of the violence. I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about this movie. It’s decidedly my favorite first-time watch of the Challenge so far.


10/13/2016

27. Bloody Birthday (1981) (DVD) - Not very good, but never boring, Bloody Birthday posits that, if one is born during an eclipse that also eclipses Saturn, one will turn out to be a psychopath. Three kids who were born during such an event start killing pretty much everyone in sight about a week before their shared tenth birthday. The audience is never told what triggers this homicidal rampage, but it really doesn’t matter, as the movie never slows down long enough to allow the viewer to think about it much. Julie Brown (before she went blonde), of “Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun” and Earth Girls are Easy, co-stars as this film’s analogue to P.J. Soles in Halloween. It’s a forgettable film, but it’s also a painless way to spend an hour and a half.

28. The Fog (Commentary Track) (1980) (Blu-ray) - I've seen The Fog countless times since I caught it on its initial theatrical run, but I never seem to get tired of it. Being so familiar with the film, I was hoping that the commentary track featuring John Carpenter and Debra Hill would be chock-full of interesting tidbits that I didn't know about the film, but that wasn't the case. There WERE some things mentioned that I didn't know, but for every fun fact about the budget or where the lighthouse stairs came from, there was a moment when Carpenter would explain what was happening in the plot. It was nice to hear Debra Hill on the track; I really had no idea that she was as knowledgeable about the nuts and bolts of film production as she obviously was. But then again, I thought that the only reason that she worked on Carpenter's films was that she was his girlfriend, and I was most surprised to find out that she'd done something like nine films before meeting Carpenter when he hired her for Assault on Precinct 13. It's too bad that she died so young.


10/14/2016

29. Green Room (2015) (DVD) - A band accepts a last-minute offer to play at a neo-Nazi gathering, and the members end up fighting for their lives after witnessing a murder. I really enjoyed this film, and it probably helped that I knew zero about it before watching it. If I weren't in the middle of the Challenge, I'd have watched it twice in a row; as it stands, I'll be catching it again in November. Highly recommended.


10/15/2016

30. Death Ship (1980) (DVD-R from VHS) - Leonard Maltin’s review of this encapsulates it perfectly in eighteen words. I’m going to go a few more than that. Death Ship is an awful film that, despite a workable premise, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. It also has an awful score, features Sally Ann Howes in a role she was at least ten years too old to play, and features a character whose main trait is that he has to pee a lot. If one were to cut out all of the shots of the ship’s pistons, the film would probably run less than an hour. To give credit where credit is due, however, the film did convince me to throw out some old peppermints that I had in the pantry.

31. The Devonsville Terror (1983) (DVD) - Three single women move to Devonsville, where, three hundred years ago, three women had been put to death for witchcraft. Donald Pleasance, the town doctor who operates from his home, has something to do with bringing about vengeance for the long-dead women. Meanwhile, the guy that owns the town’s lone store has killed his wife, and he thinks that he’s responsible for awakening the curse. The Devonsville Terror doesn’t make a lick of sense, as it operates on a sort of dream logic, but I never found myself bored. It’s not good, but I couldn’t stop watching just to see what gonzo idea would pop up next. Special mention must be made of the demon in the film; it’s phenomenal for all the wrong reasons. I can’t really recommend the film, but if you’re the adventurous sort, you might try giving it a shot. It’s short enough that you won’t feel too cheated if you don’t like it.


10/16/2016

32. Howl (2015) (Blu-ray) - A red-eye train hits a deer, causing a fuel leak that stops the train literally in its track. Unfortunately, it’s stopped in a forest, and there’s something in the woods that’s hungry…and there’s a full moon. Surprisingly good (and moody) film takes its time to set up its scenario, but the atmosphere that’s created is wonderfully creepy. Some great performances make up for the iffy creature designs, but I do love the glowing eyes of the werewolves. My only real complaint with the film is that I wish that the filmmakers hadn’t resorted to the rather obvious ending…but that’s not enough of a flaw to keep me from liking this one a lot. Highly recommended.

33. The Undying Monster (1942) (DVD) - Good-looking but overly complicated film squeezes a whole lot of plot into its brief running time. All the men in the Hammond family are under a curse, which goes like this: “When stars are bright on a frosty night / Beware thy bane on the rocky lane.” Film features a pair from Scotland Yard who are awfully reminiscent of Holmes and Watson, except that one of them is a woman, and the guy delivers all of his lines with the enthusiasm of a cheerleader. It’s a weird performance in a not-especially-satisfying film. So, yeah, we’re in full rip-off mode from the previous year’s The Wolf Man AND 1939’s The Hound of the Baskervilles. Still, it’s old-school horror and it’s short, so it’s difficult to be too hard on it.


10/17/2016

34. The People Under the Stairs (1991) (DVD) - I first caught this dreadful film in the theater, where the previews made it look like it could be really scary. I was expecting something at least as effective as A Nightmare on Elm Street; unfortunately, I had chosen to overlook that fact that Wes Craven had directed both Deadly Friend and Shocker in the interim. So I paid my money and I took my chances…and I lost, big time. I had hopes that Everett McGill and Wendy Robie, fresh off Twin Peaks, would at least be creepy, but even those slight hopes were dashed. I hated, hated, hated the movie, to use one of Roger Ebert’s phrases. Tonight’s viewing was my first one in twenty-five years, and I didn’t hate the film quite as badly this time…but then again, I knew what to expect. I don’t know what Wes Craven was smoking between his two Nightmare on Elm Street films, but whatever it was, it wasn’t conducive to making good movies. This one may not be his worst film, but it’s certainly in the running. On the positive side, Brandon Adams as Fool was very good, and McGill and Robie were pretty funny. Unfortunately, the film refused to find a tone and stick to it, and far too many last-minute rescues completely undermined what little suspense that it could work up. You might want to watch it once just to see how batshit crazy one movie can be, but don’t expect it to join Scream as one of Craven’s best.


10/18/2016

35. The Old Dark House (1932) (DVD) - This is another film that I’ve had on DVD for years but had never gotten around to watching. Because of a really fierce thunderstorm, two groups of travelers get stranded and end up making their way to the titular domicile. The Femms live there, and they allow the travelers to wait out the storm with them. But the Femms are no ordinary family, and the travelers are in for a frightful night. The film is chock full of classic stars, including Boris Karloff as the mute butler, Ernest Thesiger, Charles Laughton, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Massey, and Gloria Stewart (probably best-known these days for playing the modern-day Rose in Titanic). James Whale directs, showing a bit more quirk than he did in Frankenstein. I’ve never seen two people fall in love faster in a movie than Melvyn Douglas and Lillian Bond; it takes them three minutes, tops, to decide that they need to make a lifelong commitment to each other. Ernest Thesiger gets most of the best lines; my favorite is, “It's only gin, you know. Only gin. I like gin.” Hugely enjoyable.


10/19/2016

36. Jaws (1975) (Blu-ray) - Time really hasn't diminished this movie's effectiveness. With the added clarity of Blu-ray, the shark looks more mechanical than ever, but the film still delivers as an excellent example of popcorn cinema. I was struck this go-round by just how nicely composed the film's shots were. There was one shot in particular that impressed me, a shot that had the three men on the Orca all in frame at once, with Roy Scheider on the left and in the foreground, Richard Dreyfuss in the background center, and Robert Shaw in the background right. It looked stunning. I find more to admire about the film every time that I see it.

37. MST3K: Devil Fish (1984/1998) (DVD) - Good lord, what an awful movie. Mike and the 'bots do what they can, but overall it's not one of the best MST3K episodes. There are still enough laughs to make it worth one's while to catch, however.


10/20/2016

38. Dracula (1979) (DVD) - My friends and I all loved this when it came out in 1979, but director John Badham's choice to drain most of the color out of the film in the early 1990s also took a lot of the life out of it. It's still a strong adaptation of the same play that Bela Lugosi's version was based on, with Frank Langella making for a pretty-commanding Count, and Kate Nelligan looking quite lovely as Lucy. This has one of my favorite lines from any movie, spoken by Langella as Dracula: "If, at any time, my company does not please you, you will have only yourself to blame for an acquaintance who seldom forces himself but is difficult to be rid of."


10/21/2016

39. Hush (2016) (Streaming--Netflix) - Remember the days when movies going “straight-to-video” was a thing? Times have changed a bit, and now those movies are beginning to go “straight-to-Netflix.” Such is the case with this film that’s actually pretty good. A deaf and mute writer who moved out to the country because, in her words, the city was too “noisy” (heh heh) finds herself in quite the predicament when a stranger shows up outside her house intent upon killing her. And for most of the film’s 81-minute running time, that’s what he tries to do. Kate Siegal plays the writer, and she also co-wrote the film with its director Mike Flanagan, who made the exasperating Oculus a couple of years ago. Together they’ve crafted a film that utilizes its one location nicely, provides some nice scares, and doesn’t run on too long to wear out its welcome. Speaking of scares, there’s a fun one at the very, very start of the film. It may be the first time that I’ve ever jumped at a main title card. Shot in Alabama.


10/22/2016

40. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) (DVD) - Hammer’s only werewolf film, The Curse of the Werewolf stars Oliver Reed as the bastard child of a beggar and a mute woman. Because of his parentage and the fact that he was born on Christmas Day, he’s destined to turn into a werewolf, according to the woman who took him in after his mother died giving birth to him. Yet, according to the local priest, if he’s given enough love as a child, and finds the love of a woman as an adult, he can be cured of his affliction. He seems to find both, but, as is generally the rule in this type of film, complications ensue…and he’s in full werewolf mode an hour into the film. The werewolf makeup in the film is unusual, owing far more to Henry Hull’s Werewolf of London than Lon Chaney, Jr.’s Wolf Man. Oliver Reed is fine in the starring role, but, man, did he sweat a lot in this film! The leading lady is just weird-looking. Overall, it’s a fun film from Hammer’s heyday and worth checking out.


10/23/2016

41. Stung (2015) (Streaming--Netflix) - Giant mutant wasps attack an outdoor dinner party. Dumb German film exhibits one of the things that are indicative of lazy writing—one of the characters’ only personality trait is that he drops the f-bomb into the middle of sentences that just don’t need it. This one had a few icky effects sequences, but overall, it’s about on par with the crap that SyFy churns out. It's easily the worst first-time-view of the Challenge so far this year. Worth going out of one’s way to avoid.

42. Godzilla Vs. Megalon (1973) (Blu-ray) - I saw this originally at the theater during its initial American run, and I loved it to death. It was an early VHS purchase, and I picked it up on DVD as well. And now I own the Blu-ray…and the film contained therein was not nearly as fun as I remembered it. The plot: Seatopia unleashes the giant monster Megalon against the surface dwellers of Earth, because the constant nuclear testing is making a shambles of their underground world. Luckily, a scientist, his younger brother, his best friend, and Jet Jaguar, a robot he created, are there to try to stop Megalon. When Seatopia calls in Gigan, another giant monster, the good guys decide that they need more firepower, so they send for Godzilla. Let’s face it; this movie is as dumb as a bag of hammers. It’s also strangely lacking in women. When I was a kid, neither of these things mattered to me; now, there’s not much to keep my attention until the monster brawling gets underway. Once it DOES start up, however, it goes without stopping for something like a half-hour. If you’re not familiar with Godzilla and want to see what all the fuss is about, this is NOT the place to start. I must add that the Blu-ray looks phenomenal when compared to all the previous home-video versions.

43. Bait (2012) (Blu-ray 3D) - After a tsunami, a bunch of people are trapped in an underground grocery store and its parking garage with some killer sharks. The CGI used on the sharks was pretty bad, but other than that, it’s a decent-enough way to spend an hour-and-a-half. The 3D is subdued, but there is the occasional in-your-face effect. An Australia/Singapore co-production.


10/24/2016

44. Baskin (2015) (Streaming--Netflix) - Super-strange film from Turkey tells the disorienting story of a team of police officers who respond to a call for backup at a decrepit building in the middle of nowhere. When they get there, things take a turn for the nightmarish. “Nightmarish” is probably the best adjective to describe this film, as the narrative is fractured and disjointed, like the storyline of a particularly bad dream. Unfortunately, the film never really grabbed me; it’s too bewildering and made too little sense. Still, if you’re an adventurous viewer, you may find something here to like.


10/25/2016

45. Krampus (2015) (DVD) - Generally speaking, I like to watch Christmas-set movies at Christmas, and I obviously watched this one in October. Therefore, I don’t think that I enjoyed it nearly as much as I would have if I’d watched it in December. In what would have happened if National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation had been played straight(er) and took a Gremlins-esque turn toward the macabre, an unhappy kid brings down the wrath of Krampus, the anti-Santa Claus, on his family and visiting relatives a few days before Christmas. The film starts out well enough, but by the middle it begins to drag, and the ending is particularly unsatisfying. A game cast and some pretty nifty special effects didn’t make the film successful in my eyes; you might find more to like in it, but it just wasn’t unique enough to make much of an impact on me.

46. Rare Exports (2010) (DVD) - Again, if I’d seen this in December, I would have liked it better, but I still enjoyed it MUCH more than I did Krampus. Using the same underlying mythology, Rare Exports tells the story of the excavation of a mountain in Finland that turns up the real, giant Krampus-y Santa Claus, buried in a gigantic block of ice and guarded by his “elves,” a group of naked old bearded men. These elves rampage through a nearby town, stealing all of the radiators, ovens, and hair dryers that they can find in order to thaw out the frozen Santa, who will punish all of the bad children (who have ALSO been stolen and put into potato bags by the elves). Only a kid named Pietari realizes what’s going on, and he’s got to convince his father and a few of his friends that they’re all in danger. The film is similar in tone to Trollhunter, but it’s not as funny. Still, it’s enjoyable and worth seeing. The film’s title is explained in the last scene.


10/26/2016

47. Witchboard (1986) (Streaming--Vudu Free with Ads) - This surprisingly watchable hunk of ‘80s cheese stars Tawny Kitaen (of those Whitesnake videos that got everybody all hot and bothered) as a woman who plays with a Ouija board just a bit too much, unleashing an evil spirit. It’s a completely by-the-numbers affair, but it still has something about it that’s kind of endearing. It’s always fun to see Kathleen Wilhoite in anything; here she plays a Valley Girl psychic.


10/27/2016

48. Southbound (2015) (Streaming--Amazon Prime) - Horror anthology film comprised of five stories by four different directors is pretty good, with the second and third stories being the best. While the film isn’t overly gory, the effects it does have are really, really effective. Not the best thing I’ve ever seen, but not a total waste of time, either.


10/28/2016

49. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Blu-ray) - James Whale’s masterpiece, The Bride of Frankenstein does a good job of advancing the story of the first film while leaving it light-years behind in technique. As I watched it this time, I was struck by Whale’s use of framing and camera movement to accentuate various areas of the image. The Blu-ray restoration is gorgeous. A little of Una O’Connor goes a long way, but other than her shrill comedy relief, it’s a nearly-perfect horror film.


10/29/2016

50. Goodnight Mommy (2014) (Streaming--Amazon Prime) - Beautifully shot but rather deliberately paced, Goodnight Mommy echoes themes and images from a host of other, classic horror movies, but it never succeeds in actually becoming a fully-realized film on its own. At least, that’s MY take on it, although I suppose that if you haven’t seen a lot of the films that are in its DNA (Misery, The Other, A Tale of Two Sisters, Eyes without a Face, etc.) it may have quite the impact on you. The three leads are all very good, and I’ll cop to squirming quite a bit in the last half-hour, so I don’t want to give the impression that it’s not worth seeing, because it is. It’s just not going to hit genre aficionados as hard as it will novices to horror films.


10/30/2016

51. Satan's Blood (1978) (DVD) - Sleazy Spanish film about a couple who get coerced by a guy in a car next to them in traffic (!) into spending the weekend at a remote house where lots of odd sex and Satanic rituals and odd Satanic sex rituals take place. There’s a goodly amount of nudity, some raw meat eating, and an ending that, if you’re familiar with Spanish genre films at all, you can see a mile coming. I’ve got to give it credit, though—I wasn’t bored.


10/31/2016

52. Halloween II (1981) (Blu-ray) - Another film that I saw in the theater on its initial release, Halloween II picks up exactly where Halloween left off, and finds nowhere better to take the story than into a hospital. There must have been something in the zeitgeist in the early ‘80s to have so many hospital-set horror movies (this one, Visiting Hours, X-Ray) come out. I really liked this one 35 years ago, but now it seems the palest of imitations of the original. The acting is bad, the pacing is non-existent, Jamie Lee’s wig is atrocious and looks nothing like her hair in the original, and Donald Pleasence has, essentially, one line of dialogue that he repeats at varying decibel levels (“I shot him six times!”). I really wish that I liked this one today as much as I used to, but it’s just not a very good film and an even more unworthy sequel.


Theme Nights -- Completed

Spoiler:

-X- 09/30: The Criterion Collection Crossover - Corridors of Blood
-X- 10/01: Zombies - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
-X- 10/02: Fanaticism (Religious) Horror - The Exorcist III
-X- 10/03: HorrorEstate - The House of Seven Corpses
-X- 10/04: Extraterrestrial Horror - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
-X- 10/05: Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary - House of Dark Shadows
-X- 10/06: Public Domain Horrors - The Vampire Bat
-X- 10/07: R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm - Phantasm
-X- 10/08: Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies - Motel Hell
-X- 10/09: Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters - Chopping Mall
-X- 10/10: Careful with that Axe, Eugene! - Deathgasm
-X- 10/11: Abandoned Places - The Descent
-X- 10/12: Period Piece Horror - Bone Tomahawk
-X- 10/13: Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses - Bloody Birthday
-X- 10/14: Conspiracy / Political Horrors - Green Room
-X- 10/15: 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment - Death Ship
-X- 10/16: Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Howl
-X- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver) - The People Under the Stairs
-X- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... - The Old Dark House
-X- 10/19: JawsSploitation / Aquatic - Jaws
-X- 10/20: Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Dracula (1979)
-X- 10/21: Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Hush
-X- 10/22: Curses - The Curse of the Werewolf
-X- 10/23: Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters - Stung
-X- 10/24: The European Passport to Terror - Baskin
-X- 10/25: Christmas Horror - Krampus
-X- 10/26: Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances - Witchboard
-X- 10/27: Horror Anthologies - Southbound
-X- 10/28: Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - The Bride of Frankenstein
-X- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition - Goodnight Mommy
-X- 10/30: Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - Satan's Blood
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Halloween II
--- 11/01: Horror Comedies Crossover -



31 Films Subset -- Completed

Spoiler:

--- BONUS: Everybody - Any theatrical showing -
-X- 09/30: The Masses - Corridors of Blood (1958) OPTIONAL
-X- 10/01: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
-X- 10/02: Darth Maher - The Exorcist III (1990)
-X- 10/03: SterlingBen - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
-X- 10/04: pacaway - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
-X- 10/05: rbrown498 - House of Dark Shadows (1970)
-X- 10/06: shellebelle - The Vampire Bat (1933)
-X- 10/07: tarfrimmer - Phantasm (1979)
-X- 10/08: PCBreakdown - Motel Hell (1980)
-X- 10/09: Darkgod - Chopping Mall (1986)
-X- 10/10: Undeadcow - Deathgasm (2015)
-X- 10/11: Bladz - The Descent (2005)
-X- 10/12: clckworang - Bone Tomahawk (2015)
-X- 10/13: cwileyy - Bloody Birthday (1981)
-X- 10/14: Chad - Green Room (2015)
-X- 10/15: indiephantom - Death Ship (1980)
-X- 10/16: WillieMLF - Howl (2015)
-X- 10/17: Dick Laurent - The People Under the Stairs (1991)
-X- 10/18: Mondo Kane - The Old Dark House (1932)
-X- 10/19: orlmac - Jaws (1975)
-X- 10/20: ntnon - Dracula (1979)
-X- 10/21: arw6040 - Hush (2016)
-X- 10/22: Doc Moonlight - The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
-X- 10/23: SethDLH - Stung (2015)
-X- 10/24: TheBigDave - Baskin (2015)
-X- 10/25: DaveyJoe - Krampus (2015)
-X- 10/26: ororama - Witchboard (1986)
-X- 10/27: Gobear - Southbound (2015)
-X- 10/28: shadokitty - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
-X- 10/29: jacob_b - Goodnight Mommy (2014)
-X- 10/30: CrazyMat - Satan's Blood (1978)
-X- 10/31: Trevor - Halloween II (1981)
--- 11/01: The Masses - Young Frankenstein (1974) OPTIONAL



The Checklist

Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Old Dark House
--- Camille Keaton -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dan Curtis - House of Dark Shadows
--- Joe Dante -
-X- Terence Fisher - The Earth Dies Screaming
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
-X- Kevin Tenney - Witchboard
-X- James Whale - The Old Dark House
-X- Jim Wynorski - Chopping Mall

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
--- Ed French -
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
-X- Anthony Hinds - The Curse of the Werewolf
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
-X- Leigh Whannel - Cooties

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Bait 3D
--- Agoraphobia -
-X- Anthology Film - Southbound
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - The Undying Monster
-X- Cannibalism - Motel Hell
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - MST3K: Devil Fish
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Axe - Axe
-X- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films - The House of Seven Corpses
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
-X- Found Footage - Exists
-X- Frankenstein - The Bride of Frankenstein
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Exists
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Bloody Birthday
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Death at Love House
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Descent
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin: Japan - Godzilla Vs. Megalon
-X- Nazi - Death Ship
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Phantasm
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Krampus
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Jaws
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire - House of Dark Shadows
-X- Werewolf - Howl
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Exorcist III
-X- With Commentary - The Fog (1980)
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
-X- Zombie - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
-X- John Carpenter - The Fog (1980)
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground – The House of Seven Corpses
-X- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows – House of Dark Shadows
-X- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman - Not of This Earth
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
-X- 1941 (75th) - King of the Zombies
--- 1966 (50th) -
--- 1991 (25th) –

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (DVD), (Doghouse).
-X- Second format, (Blu-ray), (The House of Seven Corpses).
-X- Third format, (Streaming video [Netflix]), (Deathgasm).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Turkish), (Baskin).
-X- Second language, (Finnish), (Rare Exports).
-X- Third language, (German), (Goodnight Mommy).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
-X- Was made in the 1940s - King of the Zombies
-X- Features a killer kid - Cooties
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Features a killer robot - The Earth Dies Screaming
--- Has the word "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Vampire Bat (1933)
-X- 1940 - King of the Zombies (1941)
-X- 1950 - Not of This Earth (1957)
-X- 1960 - The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
-X- 1970 - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
-X- 1980 - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Hostel (2005)
-X- 2010 - Red State (2011)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - The House of Seven Corpses
-X- PG-13 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
-X- R - Phantasm
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
-X- GP - House of Dark Shadows


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL



This Year's Stats -- Final Tally

This year marks my 7th Challenge.

Goal: 50 Total Watched: 52

First Time Viewings: 31 (60%)

Formats Watched:

32 DVD – 62%
1 VHS-to-DVD-R – 2%
8 Streaming (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu Free with Ads) – 15%
11 Blu-ray - 21%

Decades:

1930s: 3 (6%)
1940s: 3 (6%)
1950s: 1 (2%)
1960s: 2 (4%)
1970s: 11 (21%)
1980s: 9.5 (18%)
1990s: 2.5 (5%)
2000s: 4 (8%)
2010s: 16 (30%)

Longest Film Viewed: Bone Tomahawk (132 minutes)
Shortest Films Viewed: The Earth Dies Screaming, The Monster Maker (62 minutes)

New favorites: Green Room, Bone Tomahawk, Red State

Will never watch again: Doghouse, Chernobyl Diaries, Stung

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

**LIST FINAL**



Standouts: House of Last Things, Darling, [Rec] 2, Horsehead, Pod, Deathgasm, Inner Demons, Microwave Massacre, The Hallow, Blood Punch, Ava's Possessions, Slugs, Deathgasm, What We Become
Duds: House of Seven Corpses, Zombie Nightmare, Contracted 2, The Encounter, Sinister 2, Open Water, Haunt, Ouija, Pulse/Kairo, 2001 Maniacs, Girl in the Photograph, Cherry Tree, Out of the Dark (1995)

Memorable [Not Necessarily Good] Films
Nightmare Inducing: I Am a Ghost (this is one film that had be wake up remembering it's strange imagery despite it's stupid twist)
Hypnotic Theme Song: The Loved Ones (it's song is still stuck in my head)
Thought Provoker: The Hallows (what a twisted plot device), Horsehead (still not 100% on what it's about)
Cheesy B-Movie Standouts: The Bees, Demonoid
Original/Novel: House of Last Things, Hidden
Most Improvement in a Sequel: Ouija: Origin of Evil

1st Viewing = first time viewing [125 total, 69.8% of viewings]
Theme = theme day item [134 theme films, 74.8% of viewings]
Subset = subset film [31/31 total]




September 30 [Criterion Challenge Crossover theme night] (2 hours, 51 minutes watched)
01. Scooby Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (2004, 84 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Weaker Scooby Door film with the classic cartoon characters serving in the sidelines as comedic relief to the really awkward wrestling stars who inexplicably focus only on car racing (?). Maybe it I was a bigger wrestling fan this would have stuck with me more; the Sooby Doo / Kiss tie-in is much better. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing
02. Corridor of Blood (1958, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Boris Karloff carries this slow burn loose retelling of factual events that's too slow in the middle. I enjoyed it more than I expected. Format: Streaming [Hulu]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset

October 1 [Zombie theme night] (8 hours, 33 minutes watched)
03. The House of Seven Corpses (1974, 88 minutes) ★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Dated movie that's slow going for so much of it's time, there's a movie within the movie gag that gets old quick. Towards the last third things take a turn for the surreal but it's too little too late. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
04. Zombie Nightmare (1986, 89 minutes) ★½✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ I was hopeful for some 'so bad it's good' cheesiness but this was just a dud. Slow going with an under utilized lame zombie. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
05. Contracted (2013, 85 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Uniquely structured first person zombie film with some gross out effects with a threadbare plot tacked on toward the ending. Re-watching this wasn't as enjoyable as the first time I was it, watch this lady be sick for an hour. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. Theme
06. Contracted: Phase 2 (2015, 78 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Weaker than the first entry with an awkward plot so shoe horned in even the splatter effects, most too similar to the first, don't do much to redeem things. Cardinal sin of over explaining theyh turn what could have been a serviceable zombie movie into an odd wild goose chase. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Theme
07. [Rec] (2007, 78 minutes) ★★★★★★★★½✰ [Rec] is a minor masterpiece with atmospheric corridor hallways. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
08. Living Dead In Manchester Morgue[aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie] (1974, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ The spectral elusive zombies here are really a nice change of pace; I love the way there is an aura of mystery uncommon for most teeth gnashing zombie films - and the cold zombie stare is effective. The farmland environment lends itself nicely to this eeriness.Format: Blu-ray. Theme Subset

October 2 [Religious/Fanatic theme night] (8 hours, 6 minutes watched)
09. Satan's Blood [aka Don't Panic] (1978, 82 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Sleazy film filled with all sorts of forced dated low budget mind trickery that is eerie enough despite lacking strong plot. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Time Viewing Theme
10. Deliver Us From Evil (2014, 118 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ It's sensationalized so much that after a sometimes too general first half setting things up the DUfE kicks into high gear and benefits from it's over the top production for the second half making it among one of the best modern exorcism movies - Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
11. The Exorcist III [Theatrical cut] (1989, 110 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ lot of Eerie supernatural film with some great acting - The references to the original are ham fisted and more coincidental than logical. This film manages to channel my fear of old people without being too silly. Format: Blu-ray. Theme
12. [Rec] 2 (2009, 85 minutes) ★★★★★★★★½✰ I love the [Rec] sequel, it's more action packed with in your face 'zombies' and some nice twists building well on the foundation from part 1 for a direct continuation - I've seen it at least 3 times now and it holds up well. It's a shame the later sequels aren't as strong. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
13. Sacrifice (2016, 91 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Paranoid thriller that maintains tension across an scenic coastal villa, it's 'whodunit' gets a little procedural/political for my taste but what a grisly conspiracy film. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Time Viewing Theme

October 3 [Horror Estates theme night] (9 hours, 7 minutes watched)
14. Darling (2015, 78 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ If you can get past the pretentious "hallucinatory" editing 'tricks' and near constant audio cues then Darling (2015), on Netflix steaming, is a really good 'out of the blue' intense film - not always making sense in a subtle way leaving you to try to fit together some of the pieces as best possible but just far out enough to be eerie and very effective.Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Time Viewing Theme
15. Horsehead (2014, 96 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Effective imagery and a surreal dream plot leave this feeling like an aimless arthouse Nightmare on Elm Street. I really enjoyed the seemingly random 'dream' components teasing out a story even if they often stretched 'suspension of disbelief' into the realm of fantasy and gets so abstract it leaves you with more questions than answers. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Time Viewing
16. House of Last Things (2013, 110 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Subtly creepy and humorous in equal measure this persistently strange character driven supernatural 'unhinged' house horror drama; this one is a Netflix random pick win. Never before have yellow balloons or golf balls been so menacing. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Time Viewing Theme
17. Dark Room (2013, 81 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ A low rent 'Saw' torture porn riff that doesn't add much new and seems to try for being mean spirited just to low budget shock attempt of things. It's attempt at religious fever seems half hearted and ultimately does too little with a stale premise. Format: Streaming [Netflix] 1st Time Viewing Theme
18. Home Sweet Home (2013, 82 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ An effective home invasion movie that while menacing, especially with the killer's effective mask, doesn't doesn't stray too far off format. With home invasion movies you could do better, or you could do worse. The ending doesn't seem as clever as they may have intended. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Time Viewing Theme
19. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972, 100 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Featuring a vibrant lurid murderer with some nice gore and a eye catching title this films ends up feeling too 'procedural' for me and commits itself so much to an awkward lore. The gimmick works for the most part but it's killer could have used more presence. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Time Viewing Theme

October 4 [Extraterrestrial theme night] (7 hours, 8 minutes watched)
20. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988, 88 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Possibly the greatest killer clowns from outer space movie that could have been made with some inventive gags & a tongue-in-cheek approach that makes it hard not to like. The music is some of the best I've heard so far this month and what a set design. It's too bad they don't make practical effects like this any more; those are some excellent clown designs. The execution is serious enough that it proves to be effective. Format: Streaming [Hulu]. Theme
21. The Encounter (2015, 85 minutes) ★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ A slow going bore that hits a lot of cliches but feels hollow without much going on for much of it's time. The trailer has some awesome looking sealed over mouth effects that drew me in but those don't really feature much in the film (there are just a few seconds of cool footage, just watch the trailer and you've got the best of it). Mystery is important but they fail to really establish a threat and the characters don't have the gravity to sell being in peril. Obviously fake blood is also distracting. It's a potentially very cool idea but just don't end up with much flesh. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Time Viewing Theme
22. Pod (2015, 78 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ An obvious indie film that does very well with limited characters/setting and is really creepy. There's some ambiguity that the film seems to stick with for perhaps too long but otherwise Pod is well worth seeing. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Time Viewing
23. Harbinger Down (2015, 82 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Like a 12 year old ripped off The Thing and Alien but dumbed it down - even Lance Henriksen couldn't save it. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Time Viewing
24. Slither (2006, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Well executed far out sci fi thriller with rich characters, good pacing, and wild effects (that look a little dated now). Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Time Viewing

October 5 [Dark Shadows Alumni / 50th Anniversary theme night] (5 hours, 3 minutes watched)
25. The Veil (2016, 93 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ With an odd plot structure where the cast sits around watching old video tapes that tell much of the story The Veil is hampered; Thomas Jane gives a good performance but things are a little too spot on for my preference and it ultimately feels like one over long gimmick. The Veil has excellent presence, staging, and character with some scares but it's story feels overly convenient and shallow. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
26. House of Dark Shadows (1970, 97 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ I wonder how much of the show’s low budget serial quirkiness is lost on the film with what I imagine is a bigger budget. It's anti-climatic how everyone runs around wondering what is going on for the first 20 minutes when it's painfully obvious. At times slow moving but with some stage/theatrical elements really work with an impassioned. Format: Streaming [Thanks to Alyxstar]. Theme Subset
27. Dark Shadows (2012, 113 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Cartoonish with gags that often seem more 'meh' cute than outright funny or kinetic this reboot is a better film than I expected but also a far cry from the soap opera it's rebooting. Some of the period setting gets too over embellished that it's distracting and vampire mythos seem loose without much menace. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme

October 6 [Public Domain theme night] (7 hours, 10 minutes watched)
28. The Eye (2002, 110 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Creepy and unsettling with some tense jump scares and nice spectral ghosts; later exposition seems rushed and they give in to over explaining the dodgy science involved to a fault but. I don't think The Eye gets credit enough it deserved, I originally saw it in theaters on release and it was even creepier then. Format: Streaming [Hulu].
29. The Vampire Bat (1933, 60 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Serviceable mystery movie with some obvious elements lending a sense of irony but withholding a few unexpected twists. Slow going and wordy with some ackward comedic relief and chock full of pseudo-science - I want to excuse some of it's short comings as a product of the 1930s but Most Dangerous Game (from 1932) is an effective movie so no excuses. Format: Streaming [Youtube]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
30. Fist of the Vampire (2007, 96 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Amateurish indie film that's fast paced and kinetic (filled with music, fighting, and horribly fake gore). If you can tolerate indie films (with for example very obvious CGI gunshots) then this is worth seeing with it's machismo acting - it's like a vampire MMA version of Point Break. Format: Streaming [YouTube]. 1st Viewing
31. The Most Dangerous Game (1932, 78 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Benefits from age because modern films of this ilk often give in to torture porn style squimishness but here things are straight forward with enough dramatic tension that it works very well. The antagonish is well acted with just enough quirkiness to be interesting and just over the top enough. Format: Streaming [Hulu]. Theme
32. Spider Baby (1967, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Eccentric with the premise of adults mentally reverting to a childlike state lending itself to equal parts situational comedy and menace. Lon Chaney carries the film with an earnest charm that holds together what could otherwise me a simple limited plot. Format: Blu-ray. Theme

October 7 [Rest In Peace - G. Hansen, H.G. Lewis, and A. Scrimm theme night] (9 hours, 34 minutes watched)
33. Texas Chainsaw [Theatrical Cut] (2013, 95 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ As a standalone film I like the idea of a girl walking into a horrific feud but in terms of Texas Chainsaw mythos things seem stretched beyond any of the earlier films. It doesn't focus as much on the horror elements as previous Chainsaw movies instead morphing into an odd political thriller with Leatherface in supporting cast. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
34. Phantasm [Remastered] (1979, 89 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Epic soundtrack with a 'just right' balance of randomness and plot; you never really know what to expect.Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme Subset
35. 2001 Maniacs (2005, 96 minutes) ★½✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ One of the dullest most obnoxious movies every; I'd seen and hated it before but it's the type of film I 'want' to like with it's HG Lewis basis, Robert Englund helming it, and a cool premise (that gets awfully botched turning into more of a lame sex comedy than a horror film).Format: Streaming [Hulu]. Theme
36. Bone Tomahawk (2015, 133 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Slow going and overly long but ultimately I liked it; things pay off in the end. Some elements seem Format: Streaming [Amazon Video - Prime]. Theme
37. Smash Cut (2009, 86 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ More enjoyable as a second viewing and better familiarity with HG Lewis films; a passionately low budget homage that isn't a great film on it's own but relative to it's source is very clever and amusing. Format: Blu-ray. Theme
38. Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988, 75 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ As quality a movie as one would ever has expected from the premise with softcore teasing, amateur seeming acting, and chainsaws. The film noir elements add a lot of substance and the film is self aware to play everything for laughs. Format: Blu-ray. Theme

October 8 [Travel theme night] (5 hours, 48 minutes watched)
39. Southbound (2015, 89 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Many stories feel too random, played for a quick gag without much coherence. 'Twists' don't deviate enough from the unbelievable whole so feel pedestrian because the movie is so relentlessly 'strange' without much development or reprieve. Mean unlikeable things happening to mean unlikeable people with some (very) random diabolic imagery. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
40. Motel Hell (1980, 102 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ It's bizzare just for the sake of being bizarre, too sparse and illogical. The last third is more kinetic and well paced but it takes so long getting there, moments of brilliance but what a chore it is getting to them.Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
41. Scooby Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009, 76 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Despite the cool asian theme this Scooby romp just tosses a bunch of stuff together without much sticking. Scooby can has fun ambiance but when it becomes about ninjas, however cool ninjas may be, the cartoonish eerie mystery deflates. Format: DVD. 1st Viewing Theme
42. Summer Camp (2015, 81 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Generic effects with an inventive backstory and nicely twisted ending. I wanted to like Summer Camp more than I did but it felt so routine that it was neither bad nor good. There aren't many scenes that are really memorable and the cast/plot is small scale. Format: Streaming [Vudu SD]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 9 [Unusual monster / robot theme night] (7 hours, 17 minutes watched)
43. Chopping Mall (1986, 77 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Chopping Mall is the perfect mix of comedy, cheesiness, dated effects, and action. The gratuitous gun slinging versus the dated robots is more fun than makes any sense - this film is nicely spirited and doesn't let up but probably over-rated as a 'cult classic.' Format: Blu-ray. Theme Subset
44. Clown (2014, 100 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Clown was better than I expected played straight enough to be effective despite the silly premise. Nicely paced with the rubber nose rainbow wig action starting within 10 minutes and not letting up. Usually I hate it when films explain things so much but here it adds a nice mythology. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
45. Slugs (1988, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Slugs hit home with me - an awesome mix of implausible creatures, slime, and over the top gore. The sanitation plot is unique and while the film makes an earnest attempt at storytelling it's gratuitous the Slug effects steal the show. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
46. The Gorgon (1986, 83 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Fun creature but the lack of any attempts at disguising who the Gorgon is results in an odd sense of irony that feels over long after a while. Some of the changes to medusa mythology feel contrived, the medusa creature is a really interesting fiend and there are nice nods to Greek mythology but doesn't lend itself well to a mystery slow burner. Format: Blu-ray. Theme
47. A Horrible Way to Die (2010, 85 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Artful and subtle for a serial killer movie with nicely conflicted characters. A twist is both predictable and implausible. It's told with the camera leering over faces in such a way there's an unusual immediacy to the characters. Unique direction but despite the ambition parts felt slow. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 10 [Axe theme night] (14 hours, 42 minutes watched)
48. Deathgasm (2015, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Familiar plot only this film 'cranks it up to 11.' The gore is top notch but some scenes come across as juvenile struggling to balance whole heartedly gore and romance/sex comedy still goes for the gusto with enough spirit and vigor that it usually works. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
49. Corruption (1983, 79 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Presented with some depth creating a sense that there's more meaning beneath the surface and with an amusingly unpleasant approach to erotica the film is more of a thoughtful meta exercise than anything you directly experience from within the movie which is immediately random, vague, and confusing. If it can be considered a horror movie that's only loosely so based on implications. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
50. Axe (1977, 68 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Cleverly executed film that defies expectations twisting conventions around to good effect despite being slow at times it has unexpected and gruesome imagery. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
51. Sinister 2 (2015, 97 minutes) ★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Short on scares with awkward plot devices that make little sense other than to set up characters as pointlessly mean spirited (but in a PG13 sort of way). The supernatural elements are so matter of fact and without setup they're not scary instead tying in to this odd attempt to justify developments. Takes some plot devices from the first and seems to just copy them without attention to suspension. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing
52. Cat in the Brain (1990, 93 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Never rises above being a 'cute' idea the violent gore clips assembled here, while nicely juicy, feel disjointed and the frequency in absence of connecting plot lacks impact. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
53. Madman (1981, 88 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ The villain is nicely grotesque with an atmospheric axe but ultimately under utilized and overall feeling a little much like a generic slasher. Format: Blu-ray 1st Viewing Theme
54. The Mutilator (1985, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Interesting upbeat music lends creates an usual comedy feel for much of the first half before this small group of friends meet a killer who oddly creeps around a small beach house - the small scale of this movie is odd but it plays well with the scenic beach background. Flawed but ultimately worth seeing. Format: Blu-ray 1st Viewing Theme
55. Intruders (2015, 90 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ An unusual movie with unexpected twists using a small case effectively. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Viewing
56. Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988, 98 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Relentlessly zany and cartoonish that works despite seeming so stupid. There are hardly any actual tomatoes but the mad scientist really carried things and there's enough over exaggeration to yield more than a few laugh out loud moments. Format: Blu-ray 1st Viewing
57. Sleepaway Camp [Commentary with Felissa Rose & Jonathan Tiersten moderated Justin Beahm, Scream Factory 1st Commentary] (1983, 88 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ The commentary is mostly fast paced with few moments of silence with the two leads giving a good account of their experiences on set, they stray into lampooning elements of the film several times but overall worth a listen. Format: Blu-ray 1st Viewing of commentary Theme

October 11 [Abandoned Places theme night] (6 hours, 14 minutes watched)
58. Exeter (2015, 91 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ If you can forgive a sloppy first half about a bunch of teens doing drugs till they're stupid Exeter is ultimately a more satisfying film that I expected giving in to slasher conventions and presenting a series of strange 'twists,' it's a mediocre enough modern horror movie.Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
59. Don't Blink (2014, 93 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ A mysterious story with a surreal aura of the unexplained despite little actually happening for much of it's time. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
60. Evil Toons (1992, 90 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Zany characters with cartoonish over exaggeration carry this movie with it's disappointing lack of toons; adult icon Madison doesn't hurt either as things turn into a soft sleazy mix of absent minded cartoonish actors, nudity teases, and occasional gore. The whole is better than the sum of it's parts making up a 'stupid' mindless entertainment. Format: Streaming [Youtube]. 1st Viewing Theme
61. Session 9 (2010, 100 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Atmospheric psychological film with effective environmental cues and an overall sense of eeriness teasing uneasiness out of an otherwise vacant setting. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset

October 12 [Period theme night] (7 hours, 42 minutes watched)
62. The Silenced (2015, 99 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ A moody mystery film that takes a turn for the paranormal with an unusual story and some effective imagery, inconsistently paced with some odd imagery and an at times cliche boarding house environment. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Theme
63. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016, 108 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Never gets beyond being a 'cute' idea; maybe if I better understood the source material I'd 'get it.' It's very glossy and polished but aside from some nice imagery of maidens in long dressed with knifes pulled out of their garters there's not much to the zombie havok and even the romance feels unconvincing (although I do appreciate the attempt at high drama).
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64. Curse of the Werewolf (1961, 91 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Oliver Reed gives a good performance as a sympathetic self aware werewolf. The set design and atmosphere are good and there is an 'epic' feel to things given the multigenerational explanation of events but the story takes time getting there with 25+ minutes of overly specific backstory that feels like filler. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
65. Count Dracula's Great Love (1973, 85minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Standard vampire movie with odd romantic focus that shows some angst from the vampire but Nachy's brand of soap opera horror is an acquired taste and this is not one of his best. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
66. Deep Dark (2015, 79 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Scenic female vampires abound in this love story focused vampire yarn, the plot didn't really 'grab' me but it's got the 70s era Spanish atmosphere to spare. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing

October 13 [Nanny theme night] (8 hours, 13 minutes watched)
67. The New Daughter (2009, 108 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Slow going and focused on syrupy family drama to a fault for the first half things get more interesting with a novel premise in the final half. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
68. Bloody Birthday (1981, 85 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Mean spirited and direct it was from the get go dispensing with the pretense of 'whodunit,' surprisingly smart toying with some genre conventions. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
69. Cannibal Ferox [with deleted scenes inserted] (1981, 93 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Boredom punctured by moments of queasy torture in a film that seems to most directly copy the superior Cannibal Holocaust; the lush jungle-scape is a great backdrop but the characters are not strong enough to support tension outside of the gore and animal killing. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
70. The Zero Boys (1985, 89 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Machismo action horror using the scenic 'stormy night' motif to full effect spewing scene after scene of horror skits that are greater than the sum of it's parts with a generic adversary that fails to maintain the gravity of each individually cool looking segment, ultimately it just limps off. As a slasher the pacing and atmosphere is better than average with a novel group that fights back. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
71. Pulse (2001, 118 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ I dislike pulse, it's overly ambitious squandering it's early near essential mood and scare for an awkward social commentary and over the top fantasy sci fi bender. There is literally a computer screen with blinking dots that is used to dramatically explain the thematic elements. It's creative but the metaphor feels thin and preachy. Format:Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing

October 14 [Political / Conspiracy theme night] (6 hours, 26 minutes watched)
72. The Purge (2013, 85 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ A stylized action packed home invasion film with unexpected depth and nice twists that works despite it's contrived premise in part due to good pacing and an effective cast. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
73. The Purge: Anarchy (2014, 103 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Dives into the worst elements of the Purge mythos to tell a 'social commentary' that preaches about the most stereotypical aspects of political conversation (maybe pandering to conspiracy pop culture). Expanding the setting to a sprawling city scape with an extended chase segment giving a better sense of being unsure what to expect - except they don't end up doing much with the open world. There are some nicely dramatic moments but case is otherwise too thin to carry a more character driven plot. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
74. The Purge: Election Year (2016, 109 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Some cringeworthy scripting and far out imagery seems random in an otherwise more tightly plotted but largely predictable rehash of part 2 focusing on groups rather than individuals yielding a military/action feel that seems a little out of place and engineered to rush the series towards some finality. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
75. Videodrome (1983, 89 minutes) ★★★★★★★★½✰ A surreal impenetrable masterpiece with 'wtf' imagery and a noir mystery plot that is never to transparent. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme

October 15 [Embassy Home Video theme night] (4 hours, 36 minutes watched)
76. Empire of Ants (1977, 90 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Amusing special effects carry the first half of this sci fi ant feature with a predictable plot that's largely stupid fun and twists enough for the last half to keep me interested. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
77. Death Ship (1980, 91 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Largely slow with a awkwar ineffective George Kennedy and an implausible evil ship. Sound effects are used effectively and there's at least one especially standout scene but despite the ripe premise just doesn't go anywhere with it. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
78. Avenged (2013, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ A poor man's I Spit on Your Grave with less explicit sexuality and villains that offer no hint of humanity making it easy to root for the anti-hero; you have to sit through some hockey bad guys hamming it up to get there but the last half is action packed and atmospheric. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset

October 16 [Werewolf theme night] (6 hours, 45 minutes watched)
79. Howl (2015, 89 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Gnarly werewolves with sometimes bad CGI compel this ambitious film that struggles to balance sometimes oddly staged human dynamics with the supernatural werewolves. It has a distracting blue tint and constant blinking lights but for an indie film turns out quite and interesting scenic and unusual werewolf film. Format: Streaming [Hulu]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
80. Big Bad Wolf (2006, 96 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ This werewolf verbally taunts his victims in an unusual move that works given the character driven nature of Big Bad Wolf. The werewolf actor is effective but he faces off against the most wooden effeminate 'hero' ever. Balancing a cartoonish 'whodunit' that's largely projected which gives this a 'thriller' feel and a 'cabin in the woods' siege keeps things well paced. I enjoyed this much more than I thought but it's also hit or miss. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
81. When Animals Dream (2014, 84 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Painfully slow - there's a place for moodiness but the plot is shallow enough and too plan to benefit from such methodical pacing. Some of the social conflict surrounding bullying feels almost out of place in being so random. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Theme
82. She-Wolf of London (1946, 61 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Psychological thrilled that uses talky narration to cover plot rather than on screen events, there's not much over exaggeration and ultimately She-Wolf falls flat - maybe I was too much expecting some wild female werewolf caper but this was subdued to a fault. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
83. Werewolf of London (1935, 75 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Thick with pseudoscience that seems to add to mythos as feuding scientists clash in the glory of some nicely dated period special effects and conflicted werewolf acting. This is one of the better later era Universal monster movies I've seen yet. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme

October 17 [1966 / 1991 Anniversary theme night] (8 hours, 17 minutes watched)
84. Re-Kill (2012, 87 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Stylized zombie action film with static first person newsreel approach has enough novel in it that it stands out despite adding little to the zombie subgenre. Interview segments help seal the character drama. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
85. People Under the Stairs (1991, 102 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Previously I've not liked People because it feels so far out and inconsistent but this time I enjoyed it much more. There is a lot of production value in the gaudy set design and the villain actors really steal the show that despite hammy social commentary and inconsistent pacing everything somehow works. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme Subset
86. Queen of Blood (1966, 81 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Pseudo-science precusor to Lifeforce and Alien films with a nicely scifi vibe and a rich 'hip' dated adversary that is unique enough to stand out and steeped enough in cold war era race to space culture encapsulating the time. Format: Streaming [Amazon Prime]. Theme
87. Van Helsing (2004, 145 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Pageantry carries Van Helsing past the questionable CGI and overly elaborate creature mythos. The run time could use a trim with many segments seemingly like interconnected anthology pieces, or overlong set-up, once the main segment gets going there is nice pacing and expecting a dud I found a serviceable mainstream action horror offering. Some of the attempts at 'drama' involve characters that feel so thin and remote it's hard to sympathize. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
88. V/H/S: Viral (2014, 82 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ After eventually understanding the V/H/S segments are not serious but a casual attempt to show oddball horror or dark humor I found re-watching this better. It's still filled with awkward 'thrillseeking' characters and played for cheap shocks (with little care for maintaining suspense) but a dumb mindless horror diversion with inconsistent results. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 18 [Stormy Night theme night] (8 hours, 5 minutes watched)
89. Poltergeist (2015, 101 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Slow going and awkward for the first half with the camera leering over mundane things implying some menace to absurd effect but I enjoyed the final part despite some dodgy CGI; it seemed like a self aware spirited film able to show more of the supernatural than I remember from the original. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
90. ABCs of Death (2012, 130 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Hit or miss but the short form films let directors be weird and experimental, resulting in very inconsistent results. Some of these films are nicely explicit or gorey and others eye rolling stupid. Overall I enjoyed the brisk pace of clips and range. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
91. The Old Dark House (1932, 71 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ A fun movie steeped in atmosphere. The storm intro and grand house are effectively 'gothic.' Old Dark House is a film that has benefited from it's age which only seems to add to the environment and has some zany but menacing characters. Format: Streaming [Youtube]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
92. Burn Witch Burn (1962, 90 minutes) ★★★★★★★★½✰ A classic that deserved more exposure, the mix of mysticism and rationalism is interesting with just the right amount of cartoonish magic antics to balance the mystery. Format: Blu-ray. Theme
93. Squirm (1976, 93 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Off to a slow start this atypical movie is queasy with some amazing effects but maybe too little too late. Format: Blu-ray. Theme

October 19 [Aquatic / Jawsploitation theme night] (5 hours, 57 minutes watched)
94. Piranha 3DD (2012, 88 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ The piranha monsters are interesting creatures and some of the segments here present interesting gorey skits - altogether the script is not very clever filled with dumb elements and annoying 'college humor' but despite seeing the flaws I can't help put enjoy the upbeat energy piranha munching. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
95. Jaws (2015, 101 minutes) ★★★★★★★★★✰ A classic. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme Subset
96. The Shallows (2016, 87 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Beautifully filmed occasionally marred by questionable CGI and a story is is aimless and thin (survival movies feel stale to me). Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
97. Open Water (2003, 81 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Ambitious film with surprisingly low budget production and amateurish acting. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 20 [Vampire theme night] (8 hours, 6 minutes watched)
98. Fright Night (2011, 101 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Surprisingly effective remake with slick production values, it's surreal how many participants have gone on to become Dr Who, Chekov,or were already maybe a little too familiar. The vampire is perhaps too over confident and some of the 'kid'/youth facing the world elements over exaggerated but overall a fun stylized update. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
99. Dracula (1979, 110 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Atmospheric Dracula with nicely engineered visuals and good pacing. Dracula adaptations have become tiresome for me, but this one still felt fresh. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
100. Countess Dracula (1971, 93 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Subdued Bathory story with a Jeckyl and Hyde twists, the scenery is nice but parts seems predictable. Focuses more on romantic drama than horror. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
101. Bloodsucking Bastards (2015, 86 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Self aware to a fault to obviously mimicing it's influences with vampires that are not particularly scary and slacker comedy that feels more recycled than funny. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 21 [Slasher / Killer theme night] (9 hours, 38 minutes watched)
102. Saw [Unrated] (2004, 103 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Clever idea that doesn't stand up as well on multiple viewings saved only by editing tricks and a plot with so many villains and concurrent stories that you ca. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
103. Saw II [Unrated] (2005, 95 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Depends too much on a twist and while many traps seem intense they also push the limits of what is plausible. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
104. The Sinful Dwarf [The Dwarf / International Cut] (1973, 95 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ The most agonizingly boring dwarf with only a few glimmers of sleaze, horror, or interest; it's like they took a ripe premise and spend 95 minutes trying to make viewers regret any interest in exploitation movies. Even the 'strong' 'international' version contains very little spiciness. Format: Blu-ray. Theme
105. Hush (2005, 95 minutes) ★✰ Tense and surreal with some subtle meta elements and enough ambiguity that leaves room for various interpretations while still delivering on the stalking. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. Theme Subset
106. The Girl in the Photographs (2015, 95 minutes) ★½✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Just go hang yourself instead, it is a dud - instead of being a slasher or home invasion movie it's basically a character driven comedy with some of the most obnoxious smucks ever. If you want a film that just disregards convention and side tracks itself maybe as some sort of meta commentary then there are still much better films. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. Theme
107. Green Room (2015, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Stylized thriller with tense moments and unusual flair. There are a few holes but it's original and suspenseful Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme

October 22 [Curse theme night] (6 hours, 12 minutes watched)
108. Blood Punch (2015, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Novel horror 'comedy' version of Groundhog Day with characters who are likeable but self serving and trapped in a deliciously surreal scenario; inventive and well paced with an unusual plot structure in that there is no clear 'enemy' making way for the characters to define and redefine themselves are good, bad, or inbetween. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
109. The Objective (2009, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ I'm a sucker for military based horror movies and the trappings here work - over the top army GI Joes, scenic mountain setting, and cryptic operatives all drenched in steep mystery. Maintains a nice sense of eeriness for much of it's run time but fizzs out seeming like they ran out of budget for much fireworks in the proceedings. The tone is great and there are just enough ghastly visuals. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. Theme
110. Curse of the Demon (1957, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ A classic that balances the unknown with character conflict between a skeptic and a hockey magician. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
111. Stitches (2012, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Seems to work despite itself with a mindless script running on sight gags and slasher conventions that when projected on film somehow come together beautifully with inventive kills and a villain who's just campy enough. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. Theme

October 23 [Bug / Animal theme night] (5 hours, 58 minutes watched)
112. Stung (2015, 90 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ I really like the insects, they're campy and gruesome. The garden party setting is cool and there's a neat apocalyptic vibe. There were some slow spots with pacing further held back by lame 'humor' and ineffective CGI shots but the premise of being infected by bugs makes me want to more killer bug movies and the soundtrack was good. What works in Stung is despite some awkward acting/scripting. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
113. The Bees (1978, 91 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ A delightfully fun movie, newscaster style pseudoscience mixed with random bee swarming footage giving it a docudrama vibe. Expecting a b movie with some camp you could do worse - it seems like each character thinks they're in a different movie with a cartoonist scientist and a melodramatic scientist.Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
114. Suburban Gothic (2014, 90 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Obnoxiously eccentric and cartoonish seeming to be weird for weirdness sake but despite feeling staged in so many ways it's a fun time waster due in part to some stylish direction, Ray Wise, and a plan that balances modern angst with supernatural horror. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
115. Mischief Night (2013, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Viewed this on a whim and what am amazing film. It's leading having hysterical blindness isn't the best plot device but the shortcomings end there with effective tension, interesting villain. The plot both caters to tropes and rarely feels predictable. One of the better home invasion movies I've seen. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 24 [European theme night] (11 hours, 47 minutes watched)
116. New York Ripper (1982, 93 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ The ghastly voice of the killer and sleaziness is a gimmick that carries this procedural whodunit with cops chasing leads intermixed with strip shows and nicely gorey murder. If it wasn't for such an eccentric killer this might feel more mundane. Format: Blu-ray. Theme
117. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971, 80 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Psychedelic music and 70s fashion abound in this moody thriller that is stylish but little more than artistic murders. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
118. The Loved Ones [Unrated] (2009, 84 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Artfully directed with some subtlety to the plot but much of the proceedings are so over the top that despite competent actors it feels more cartoonish than intense. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
119. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972, 105 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Surprisingly straight procedural with some lurid focus on teenage sexual development, well paced and reality minded. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
120. The Hole (2009, 98 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Nails a far out abstract nightmare vibe, some of the kid trappings are unconvincing (like one kid walks around with a paintball gun, cute but totally out of touch with what a kid would do). The Hole captures fantasy wonder nicely and is darkly out there. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
121. Freaks (1932, 64 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Aside from a cool ending this exploitative carnival slice of life is more a curiosity than with a coherent narrative. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing
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. Killer Legends (2014, 86 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Documentary exploring urban legends is mostly superficial with some fun pop culture references. Format: Streaming [Hulu]. 1st Viewing
123. Baskin (2015, 97 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Surreal gruesome film that seems more about visuals than narrative but hints at more depth than is readily obvious, it's hard to tell if there's more to the story or if it's just cheap thrills. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme Subset

October 25 [Christmas theme night] (11 hours, 15 minutes watched)
124. Ouija (2014, 89 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ A story told in Ouija board narration that's often too slow then just throws a bunch of backstory and skips to finale. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing
125. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016, 99 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ There are some effective PG13 scares and imagery making OoE superior to the original and a fair genre film. It's a cool premise that exploits the apperance if childhood innocence to menacing effect but some of the theme feel a little spot on to the rash of other similarly themed and dated period horrors of late. Format: Theatrical. 1st Viewing
126. Night of the Living Deb (2016, 99 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ The lead seems more obnoxious than funny, self aware films can be fun but this one doesn't land ending up as a collection of lukewarm one liners and cutesy 'jokes.' It's nicely upbeat in parts if you're looking for a change of pace. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
127. Krampus (2015, 98 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Effectively blending holiday family comedy, sentimentality, and horror with a few slow patches but a nicely mysterious foe. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
128. What We Become (2015, 85 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Better than I expected - disposes of zombies for much of it's run time instead advancing with angst, mystery, and good tension. The shady government forces add a nice depth. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
129. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, 115 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ A popular film but to me it's too intentionally mysterious and at times hard to follow. Format: Streaming [Shudder].
130. To All A Goodnight (1980, 90 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Wooden 'acting,' embraces genre conventions to a fault but the reveal is cool and Christmas theme fun. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme

October 26 [Supernatural theme night] (11 hours, 18 minutes watched)
131. Haunt (2013, 89 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Overly melodramatic enough to kill any tension with an eerie twist but is ultimately too thin. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Theme
132. La Leyenda Del Chupacabra (2016, 81 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Gets points for ambition, a kids movie about El Chupacabra, but sunk with intermingled tangents that are bloated with thin 'humor' and feeling too simple (even for a toon). Format: Theatrical. 1st Viewing
133. Don't Breath (2016, 88 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Delightfully wicked with taunt plot and just enough 'out there.' Well directed with some clever tracking shots and what appeared to be uninterrupted takes. Format: Theatrical. 1st Viewing
134. Out of the Dark (1995, 86 minutes) ★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Dreadful pop culture 'comedy' spoof that feels too random and many jokes fail to land, the lead is too hammy. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Theme
135. Darr @ the Mall (2014, 120 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Impressive foreign film with a cool cavernous mall setting. While some elements feel overly familiar and the cast is sparse (for example there is a party with just a few wallflowers) it's fast paced, eerie, and fun. I was hoping for some Bollywood style antics but aside from a music video style number in the middle this is mostly straight. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Theme
136. Ghostbusters [Theatrical cut] (2016, 116 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Bloated with jokes that are more cringeworthy than funny and an odd pseudoscience fetish. The plot cuts too close to the original but it's nice to see a Ghostbusters update that sometimes works especially in the later half. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing
137. Witchboard (1986, 98 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Dated with cheesy fashion on a Whitesnake theme song, mostly people sit around explaining the films ouija mythos. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing

October 27 [Anthology theme night] (12 hours, 37 minutes watched)
138. Lights Out (2016, 81 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Very cool premise that gets butchered by over explanation making it a supernatural family drama with an awkward villain, disappointing but tense enough to be worth watching. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing
139. Mexico Barbaro (2014, 115 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰ Being a sucker for ethnic folklore I was looking forward to this anthology film - it's a series of strange visuals and lurid twists that feels too over the top at times, played for shocks, but worth seeing and has some clever twists.Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
140. All Hallow's Eve (2013, 83 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Amateurish with obvious costumes and recycled footage cobbled together for a serviceable anthology. The clown theme is feels forced. It's not especially bad but not great.Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
141. ABCs of Death 2 (2016, 125 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ More conventional than the first with fewer oddball humor or far out segments, despite some uneven stories I liked the first ABCs better but this sequel was a lot of fun. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
142. The Descent (2005, 100 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Tense and atmospheric with a claustrophobic cavern setting with a strong group of potential heroines. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Subset
143. Inner Demons (2014, 83 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Maybe I just caught it in the right mood but it's top tier in my book. This is a smart documentary style film that lampoons substance abuse related reality tv (like A&E's Intervention) as a set up for a case of possible demonic possession. Well developed characters. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
144. Rites of Spring (2011, 80 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Heist movie that intermingles with pagan horror elements to good effect, at times more focused on crime drama or slow but seems to mix in just the right about of horror. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Subset
145. Blood and Black Lace (1963, 90 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Stylish thriller that's well executes but a bit too 'mod' and straight for my preference; the excellently designed killer seems fleeting as police procedural elements kick into high gear. The ending is a surprise. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Subset

October 28 [Frankenstein / Mad Science theme night] (14 hours, 8 minutes watched)
146. May (2002, 93 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Campy premise carried to the 'next level' by an effectively creepy Angela Bettis and a chilling premise about everyone having a perfect part on an imperfect whole. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
147. The Dead Room (2015, 80 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Well acted serious paranormal investigator film that maintains some suspense despite not much happening for some time with a twist that's 'meh.' Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
148. Nightmare Sisters (1987, 83 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Campy sleaze with an odd mix of cartoonish overacting and skin nosediving into horror tropes with nicely dated setting and b-movie glory. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
149. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967, 92 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Subtly subversive gender bending with long set up towards it's vengeful conclusion - I enjoyed it but also found the pacing off and while Peter Crushing is in fine form the villain actors are really hammy twits; dips it's toe into schlock in what seems like a amusing twist on Frankenstein but also explores less the interesting strange gender dynamics focusing instead of formulaic kills. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
150. Microwave Massacre (1983, 76 minutes) ★★★★★★★★½✰ It's not high art but this aimless dark b-movie balances awkward humor and murder effectively, Jackie Vernon does a great job carrying things even if they run the danger of becoming one note flirting with almost getting stale with limited plot, nice twist ending. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
151. Haunting of Morella (1990, 82 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Gothic horror that is unexpectedly fast paced with witchcraft, blood baths, possessions, and a suitable amount of sleaze - ornate but not pretentious and low brow enough to be a lot of fun. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
152. I Am A Ghost (2012, 76 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Clever idea of a ghost perspective horror and it's ambitiously executed but one of the 'twists' is lame and distracting. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
153. I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Poetically written with losts of 'quite' horror ambiance and intense acting (especially the old woman), the main actress is initially pretentious (speaking with an implausible 'refined' slow talk). Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
154. Goodnight Mommy (2014, 100 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Strange with an arthouse vibe but then weirdly torture porn-ish with a 'twist' that reminds one of other movies. Format: Streaming [Amazon Prime]. Subset
155. Mercy (2014, 79 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ The story about the relationship between a boy and his grandmother is awkward but as it progresses the premise is unique and engaging. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing

October 29 [Fangoria Chainsaw Awards theme night] (10 hours, 4 minutes watched)
156. The Final Girls (2015, 91 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Fun meta film but some of the 'rules' don't seem fresh after Scream, it's got spirit to spare with a dramatic storyline - never laugh out loud funny but 'cute' and even 'romantic.' Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
157. Excision (2012, 82 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ I enjoyed Excision before but this time the character struck me as written to be too obnoxiously 'weird' and while some of the direct one liners were amusing this viewing left me feeling like Excision is a one trick pony with the ending. Format: Blu-ray. Theme
158. Young Frankenstein (1974, 105 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Clever blending of universal monster tropes with humor - maybe I'm just uptight but I never found Mel Brooks to be laugh out loud funny but there are some moments of brilliant. Format: Blu-ray.
159. Anguish (2015, 91 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Moody and more dramatic than expected from typical horror movies. Effective but at times some of the somber takes seem pretentious, still a smart take on the subject. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing Theme
160. Hotel Transylvania (2012, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ A fast moving cartoonish homage to classic monsters.Format: Streaming [Vudu].
161. Blood Feast (1963, 67 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Low budget and dated but also nicely unique with fun gore. Format: Blu-ray.
162. Chopping Mall [Commentary with J. Wynorski, K. Maroney, and S. Mitchell] (1986, 76 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ The commentary participants obviously had fun making Chopping Mall sharing some set stories and production details, a serviceable commentary. Format: Streaming [Vudu].

October 30 [Demon / Witch / Sorcery theme night] (11 hours, 42 minutes watched)
163. Mark of the Witch (1970, 78 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Talky with people arguing over a birthmark, has some cool night time campfire scenes but otherwise talky and slow with one of the most abrupt odd endings ever. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
164. Cherry Tree (2015, 86 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Dull acting and familiar with a plot that lacks subtly and is rarely scary, while a lot of genre tropes come up they are rarely implemented in a tense way. The Cherry Tree image is a cool touch. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
165. Gamera[1991 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Version] (1965, 98 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ I like MST3K more than a standard commentary track and this one is funny; the Gamera film itself has a cool monster and seems well paced with scifi twists. Format: DVD. 1st Viewing
166. Demonoid (1981, 80 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ People chasing a cursed hand around New Mexico; it's a really cool premise with a ghastly hand theme that's b-movie fun.Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
167. The Hallow (2015, 97 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Intelligently crafted with a diabolic plot well handling a dark fairy tale theme botched by other movies.Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
168. Ava's Possessions (2015, 89 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Cute premise that launches into a supernatural whodunit with cool demon elements and a just right blend of humor, more of a supernatural mystery film than straight horror. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing Theme
169. Christmas Nightmare (2001, 90minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Randomly got this at a store closing years ago and enjoyed it previously - despite some over acting it's competently directed with an intelligent plot about witnesses to a presidential assassination staying in a haunted cabin. Re-watching it this time it's still a well directed complex movie but doesn't hold up as well as I remember.Format: DVD. Theme
170. Hidden (2015, 84 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Unique premise with good tension and a supreme eerie sense of mystery..Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing

October 31 [Halloween theme night] (13 hours, 10 minutes watched)
171. The Ones Below (2015, 87 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Watched nearly at random because of the cryptic poster/copver art hoping for a more 'evil' film than this pedestrian story that seems to revel in being predictable. While there was twists it lacks atmosphere and seems too much watching between things developing one of two ways.Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
172. Hellions (2015, 82 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Struggles to juggle abstract versus stalker tones that doesn't really work well together - fantasy elements diminish some of the tension but don't get 'far out' enough to really stand on their own.Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
173. Halloween [Commentary with J. Carpenter, J.L. Curtis, and D. Hill] (1978, 91minutes) ★★★★★★★★½✰ Got confused about 'master of commentary' checklist item so was bumming having to watch 'another' commentary track but this one ended up being a lot of fun and probably as essental a commentary as there is with participants discussing cinematic techniques, Halloween's low budget inception, and social/cultural influences.Format: Blu-ray. Theme
174. Halloween II (1981, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Shoves strange mythos into the Halloween franchise with some awkard exposition (everyone seems to just know and share the backstory), brilliant staged in a hospital that comes across as so vacant it's unbelievable. Maintains the methodical pacing of the first but doesn't offer much very worth to the franchise that you can't catch later in the series. Format: Blu-ray. Theme Subset
175. The Mirror (2014, 88 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ 'Meh' found footage film with some over acting that tends to drag a little offering a premise that's not especially unique or well done; it's not a bad movie but there is better haunted movie fare.Format:Streaming [Netflix].
176. Scooby Doo: Where's My Mummy? (2005, 75 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Multifaceted plot for a kids movie with action hero archeologists, legions of undead, and even civil engineering. Some of the egypt mythos come across as hammy but overall worth watching if you're into Scooby Doo flashbacks. Format: DVD. [color=red]/color]
177. Scooby Doo: Legend of the Vampire (2003, 72 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Fast paced and nicely musical capturing the creepiness of vampires in a Scooby Doo style rock opera with some fan service nods to earlier Scooby Doo installments. Format: DVD. [color=red]/color]
178. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, 89 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ A fun family movie that gives a modern take on humor with monsters and ends in a glorious vampire standoff, more socially conscious than it might get credit for. Format: Streaming [Vudu].
000. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, 25 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ A classic that captures some of the sense of childhood wonderment with a cool, not too rare, line drawing style.Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme
179. Within (2016, 89 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Serviceable, better going in knowing nothing about it but also was 'blindsided' because it's not my favorite 'subgenre' and I think the plot it too familiar but also too random to really 'make sense.' Format: Streaming [Vudu]. 1st Viewing

November 1 [Before Dawn] [Comedy Crossover theme night] (0 hours, 0 minutes watched)
Zzzz. Fell asleep.... [was trying to watch Ghost Team (Unrated)]


Viewing Stats :
Total Watched: 179 films - 271 hours, 52 minutes (91.13 minute film average)

By Decade: 88 2010s | 27 2000s | 7 1990s | 26 1980s | 19 1970s | 10 1960s | 2 1950s | 1 1940s | 7 1930s
By Format: 112 Online Streaming | 5 DVD | 62 Blu-ray | 3 Theater
125 first time viewings


Checklist [COMPLETED MINIMUMS]:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors [COMPLETED 13/20]:
--- Erin Brown - [planning Shadow: Dead Riot]
-X- Peter Cushing - Corridors of Blood
-X- Sybil Danning - Red Queen Kills Seven Times
--- Andrew Divoff - [planning Neon Maniacs, maybe Wishmaster]
-X- John Ireland - House of Seven Corpses
--- Brion James - [planning The Horror Show]
-X- Boris Karloff - Corridors of Blood
-X- Camille Keaton - What Have You Done to Solange?
-X- Christopher Lee - Dark Shadows (2012)
--- Bela Lugosi -
-X- Bill Moseley - Texas Chainsaw
--- Tom Noonan - [planning Monster Squad]
-X- Felissa Rose - Sleepaway Camp
-X- Chris Sarandon - Fright Night
-X- Lin Shaye - 2001 Maniacs, Ouija
-X- John Saxon - Queen of Blood
-X- Peter Stormare - 2001 Maniacs
--- Julie Strain - [planning Sorceress]
-X- Emmanuelle Vaugier - Saw II
-X- Dick Warlock - Halloween II

Select 2 film composers [COMPLETED 3/4]:
--- Charles Bernstein - [planning Pigs, Freddy Vs Jason]
-X- Joseph Bishara - V/H/S Viral
-X- Bruno Nicolai - What Have You Done to Solange?
-X- Christopher Young - Deliver Us From Evil

Select 5 directors [COMPLETED 10/10]:
-X- Dan Curtis - House of Dark Shadows
-X- Joe Dante - The Hole
-X- Terence Fisher - Curse of the Werewolf
-X- Len Kabasinski - Fist of the Vampire
-X- Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Pulse
-X- Herschell Gordon Lewis - Blood Feast
-X- Juan Piquer Simón - Satan's Blood
-X- Kevin Tenney - Witchboard
-X- James Whale - The Old Dark House
-X- Jim Wynorski - Chopping Mall

Select 2 makeup effects artists [COMPLETED 2/2]:
--- John Carl Buechler - [planning Bride of Re-animator, Mutant]
--- Barney Burman - [planning Carrie 2]
-X- Ed French - Sinister 2, Sleepaway Camp
-X- Rosario Prestopino - New York Ripper

Select 2 producers [COMPLETED 4/4]:
-X- Anthony Hinds - Curse of the Werewolf
-X- Samuel M. Sherman - Evil Toons
-X- Robert Tapert - Don't Breath
-X- Twisted Pictures - Saw 1+2

Select 2 writers [COMPLETED 3/4]:
-X- Jaume Balagueró - [Rec], [Rec] 2
-X- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung - The Eye
--- Lou Rusoff - [planning maybe Black Sunday]
-X- Leigh Whannel - Saw 1+2

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types [COMPLETED 40/43]:
-X- *3-D Film - Texas Chainsaw, Piranha DD
-X- Agoraphobia - Intruders
-X- Anthology Film - Southbound, V/H/S Viral, ABCs of Death
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Cannibal Ferox, Blood and Black Lace
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Axe
-X- Based on a "True Story" - Deliver Us From Evil
-X- Based on a Novel - The Exorcist III, Sacrifice
-X- Cannibalism - Motel Hell, Cannibal Ferox
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - Burn Witch Burn
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Gamera [MST3K]
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Killer Klowns From Outer Space
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Corridors of Blood
-X- Death by: Axe - Deathgasm
-X- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films - House of Seven Corpses, Axe
-X- Documentary - Killer Legends
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - The Encounter, Harbinger Down, Slither
-X- Found Footage - [Rec], The Encounter, V/H/S/ Viral, Re-Kill
-X- Frankenstein - Van Helsing
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Darling, The Eye
-X- Giallo - The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
-X- K-Horror - The Silenced
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Slugs
-X- Killer / Evil Child - [Rec], Bloody Birthday
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Satan's Blood
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - La Leyenda del Chupacabras, Gamera
-X- Mummy - Scooby Doo: Where's My Mummy, Hotel Transylvania 2, Demonoid
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Deathgasm
-X- Nation of Origin: Japan - Pulse
-X- Nazi - Death Ship, ABCs of Death, Cat in the Brain, Green Room
-X- Psychological - Cat in the Brain
-X- Rape / Revenge - Avenged
-X- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - HG Lewis (Smash Cut), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers), Anton Yelchin (Green Room, Fright Night)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Madman, The Mutilator
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Night of the Living Deb [July 4th], Krampus [Xmas]
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Harbinger Down, Jaws
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - The Purge 1-3
-X- Vampire - House of Dark Shadows
-X- Werewolf - Curse of the Werewolf
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Satan's Blood, Exorcist III
-X- With Commentary - Sleepaway Camp [Commentary with F. Rose & J. Tiersten moderated J. Beahm, Scream Factory 1st Commentary], Chopping Mall [Commentary with J. Wynorski, K. Maroney, and S. Mitchell], Halloween[Commentary with J. Carpenter, D. Hill, & J.L Curtis]
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Corridor of Blood [Peter Crushing + Boris Karloff]
-X- Zombie - Contracted 1-2, Zombie Nightmare

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary" [1/7 COMPLETED]:
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
-X- John Carpenter - Halloween [on 10/31]
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats [COMPLETED 3/3]:
-X- First format, Streaming, Contracted 1-2, Darling, etc.
-X- Second format, Blu-ray , Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, Exorcist III, etc.
-X- Third format, DVD, Scooby Doo and the Samurai Sword, Gamera [MST3K]
Fourth format, Theatrical, Ouija Origin of Evil, Don't Breath

Watch films in at least three languages [COMPLETED 3/3]:
-X- First language, Italian, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times.
-X- Second language, Spanish, [Rec] 2, Mexico Barbaro.
-X- Third language, Chinese, The Eye, Out of the Dark (1995).
Fourth language, Korean, The Silenced.
Fifth language, Japanese, Pulse.
Sixth language, Danish, When Animals Dream.
Seventh language, Turkish, Baskin
Eight language, Hindi, Darr @ the Mall

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that [COMPLETED 6/10]:
-X- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) - Haunting of Morella (Deborah Dutch) [Foreman - Waxwork, Lamb - Deathrow Gameshow or Stripped to Kill]
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio - [Grindhouse, Carrie, Piranha, The Black Cat, Passion, Seed of Chucky]
-X- Was made in the 1940s - She-Wolf of London
-X- Features a killer kid - [Rec]
-X- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti - New York Ripper
-X- Features a killer robot - Chopping Mall
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith - [Triangle, Black Death, Severence]
-X- Stars Paul Naschy - Count Dracula's Great Love
-X- Takes place at a retail establishment - Chopping Mall

Select 8 decades of film history [COMPLETED 9/13]:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Vampire Bat, The Most Dangerous Game, Werewolf of London
-X- 1940 - She-wolf of London (1946)
-X- 1950 - Corridors of Blood (1958)
-X- 1960 - Spider Baby (1967), Curse of the Werewolf (1961), Queen of Blood (1966)
-X- 1970 - Red Queen Kills Seven Time (1972), Satan’s Blood (1978), Count Dracula's Great Love (1973)
-X- 1980 - Zombie Nightmare (1986), Cannibal Ferox (1981)
-X- 1990 - Exorcist III (1990), Evil Toons (1992)
-X- 2000 - [Rec] 2 (2009), The Eye (2002)
-X- 2010 - Darling (2015), Horsehead (2015)

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff" [COMPLETED 2/3]:
--- 1941 (75th) - [planning The Wolf Man]
-X- 1966 (50th) - Queen of Blood
-X- 1991 (25th) – People Under the Stairs

Select 2 from the following anniversaries [COMPLETED 4/4]:
-X- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground – Burn Witch Burn, House of Seven Corpses
-X- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows – House of Dark Shadows
-X- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman - Queen of Blood, Chopping Mall
-X- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman [Famous Monsters of Filmland cover features] - Young Frankenstein [#255 cover], Gamera [#280 cover]

Select 4 ratings [COMPLETED 4/9]:
--- G -
-X- PG - Return of the Killer Tomatoes, La Leyenda del Chupacabras
-X- PG-13 - Ouija
-X- R - Intruders
--- NC-17 -
-X- X - Corruption, The Sinful Dwarf
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- (insert event). OPTIONAL - Meadows Place Haunting - http://cityofmeadowsplace.org/meadows-place-haunting/

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL


Theme Nights [COMPLETE - 31/31]:
Spoiler:
-X- 10/30: Criterion Crossover - Corridors of Blood
-X- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies - House of Seven Corpses, Contracted 1-2, [Rec], Living Dead In Manchester Morgue
-X- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror - Satan's Blood, Exorcist III
-X- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate - Darling, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
-X- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror - Killer Klowns From Outer Space, The Encounter, Slither
-X- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary - The Veil, House of Dark Shadows, Dark Shadows
-X- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors - The Vampire Bat, The Most Dangerous Game, Spider Baby
-X- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm - Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers [Hansen], Texas Chainsaw [Hansen], Smash Cut [Lewis], Phantasm [Scrimm]
-X- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies - Soundbound, Motel Hell, Summer Camp
-X- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters - Chopping Mall, Clown, Slugs
-X- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! - Deathgasm, Axe, Madman, Cat in the Brain
-X- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places - Exeter, Don't Blink, Evil Toons, Session 9
-X- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror - The Silence, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Curse of the Werewolf, Count Dracula's Great Love
-X- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses - The New Daughter, Bloody Birthday
-X- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors - The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year
-X- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment - Empire of Ants, Death Ship
-X- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Howl, Big Bad Wolf, She-wolf of London, When Animals Dream
-X- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door - People Under the Stairs (1991), Queen of Blood (1966)
-X- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - Poltergeist (2015), ABCs of Death, Squirm, Burn Witch BUrn
-X- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic - Jaws, Piranha DD
-X- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Fright Night (remake), Dracula (1979)
-X- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Saw, Hush, Girl In the Photograph
-X- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses - Blood Punch
-X- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters - Stung, The Bees
-X- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror - New York Ripper, What Have You Done to Solange, She Killer in Ecstacy
-X- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror - Krampus, To All a Good Night
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances - Darr @ the Mall, Out of the Dark (1995)
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - ABCs of Death 2, Mexico Barbaro, All Hallow's Eve
-X- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - May, Frankenstein Created Woman, Bride of Frankenstein
-X- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition - The Final Girls (screenplay nominee 2016), Excision (supporting actress nominee 2013), Anguish (best limited release nominee 2016)
-X- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - Mark of the Witch, Cherry Tree, Demonoid
-X- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Hellions, Halloween [w/ commentary], Halloween II
--- 11/01 (before dawn): Comedy Crossover - None
-X- Bonus: Theatrical - Ouija Origin of Evil, Don't Breath


Subset Films [COMPLETED 31/31]:
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: [Everyone] - Corridors of Blook [on 9/30]
-X- 10/01: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) [on 10/01]
-X- 10/02: Darth Maher - The Exorcist III (1990) [on 10/02]
-X- 10/03: SterlingBen - The House of Seven Corpses (1974) [on 10/01]
-X- 10/04: pacaway - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) [on 10/04]
-X- 10/05: rbrown498 - House of Dark Shadows (1970) [on 10/05]
-X- 10/06: shellebelle - The Vampire Bat (1933) [on 10/5]
-X- 10/07: tarfrimmer - Phantasm (1979) [on 10/07]
-X- 10/08: PCBreakdown - Motel Hell (1980) [on 10/08]
-X- 10/09: Darkgod - Chopping Mall (1986) [on 10/09]
-X- 10/10: Undeadcow - Deathgasm (2015) [on 10/10
-X- 10/11: Bladz - The Descent (2005) [on 10/27]
-X- 10/12: clckworang - Bone Tomahawk (2015) [on 10/07]
-X- 10/13: cwileyy - Bloody Birthday (1981) [on 10/13]
-X- 10/14: Chad - Green Room (2015) [on 10/21]
-X- 10/15: indiephantom - Death Ship (1980) [on 10/15]
-X- 10/16: WillieMLF - Howl (2015) [on 10/16]
-X- 10/17: Dick Laurent - The People Under the Stairs (1991) [on 10/17]
-X- 10/18: Mondo Kane - The Old Dark House (1932) [on 10/18]
-X- 10/19: orlmac - Jaws (1975) [on 10/19]
-X- 10/20: ntnon - Dracula (1979) [on 10/20]
-X- 10/21: arw6040 - Hush (2016) [on 10/21]
-X- 10/22: Doc Moonlight - The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) [on 10/12]
-X- 10/23: SethDLH - Stung (2015) [on 10/23]
-X- 10/24: TheBigDave - Baskin (2015) [on 10/24]
-X- 10/25: DaveyJoe - Krampus (2015) [on 10/25]
-X- 10/26: ororama - Witchboard (1986) [on 10/26]
-X- 10/27: Gobear - Southbound (2015) [on 10/8]
-X- 10/28: shadokitty - Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [on 10/29]
-X- 10/29: jacob_b - Goodnight Mommy (2014) [on 10/28]
-X- 10/30: CrazyMat - Satan's Blood (1978) [on 10/2]
-X- 10/31: Trevor - Halloween II (1981) [on 10/3]
-X- 11/01: Everyone - Young Frankenstein [on 10/29]


**LIST FINAL**
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09/30
(1) The Witch. Excellent spooky, slow at times, movie about a family who gets thrown out of a village and settles down right in the lap of a coven of witches. Old 16th Century Salem like time to set the mood. 9/10
(2) Shadow of the Vampire. What if the actor who played Nosferatu really was a vampire? I always liked this movie and use it every year for this challenge. 8/10
(3) American Horror Story- Episode 3- A family buys a Southern Mansion and runs into some interesting creatures that want them gone. This years series looks good so far. 7/10

10/1
(4) House of Wax. A wax museum owner uses dead people as his models.The original movie starring Vincent Price. 7/10
(5) Horror of Dracula. My first venture into the Christopher Lee- Peter Cushing saga. And probably the best one. 9/10
(6) House on Haunted Hill. The remake. Invited people get to party at a long forgotten Insane Asylum for 1 million dollars for whoever survives the night.7/10

10/3
(7) Nosferatu. Klaus Kinski. European, German version of the Nosferatu tale. Slow and boring. The death scene was ok, but it was slow and mostly uninteresting. 5/10
(8) John Carpenters Vampires. Another version of the Vampire series with Bon Jovi as the head vampire hunter. 6/10
(9) The Vampire Lovers. Ingrid Pitt does her thing as a promiscuous female vampire. 7/10

10/4
(10) The Night Stalker. A Las Vegas reporter covers the story of a vampire running loose in the city. One of the earliest horror movies ( made for TV ) that I can remember watching 1972. 8/10
(11) The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Court room drama about a College student who seemingly gets possessed by the devil. 8/10
(12) The Outpost. A mercenary team is paid to scout out an old German WWII bunker that houses leftover dead Germans from the war. 7/10
(13) The Others. Good ghost story about a family and others inhabiting a centuries old mansion. 9/10

10/5
(14) Twins of Evil. The leader of a Witch finder clan receives two nieces after a family death. One good and one evil. 8/10

10/6
(15) American Horror Story- Roanoke. It's getting a bit gruesomer as the murders increase.8/10
(16) The Wolf Man. A man gets bitten by a wolf and turns into the Wolf Man. The original, looks good in Bluray. 8/10

10/7
(17) Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. Asian karate vampire thing. As Van Helsing visits China to explore an Ancient legend. Needs a new release. 7/10

10/8
(18) Kiss of the vampire. Hammer film about a couple on a honeymoon and the wife gets kidnapped by vampires. Didn't get into this one. 4/10
(19) Fall of the house of usher. A man tries to steal his fiance back from her brother who ends up killing her to keep her home. 8/10

10/9
(20) Count Yorga- Vampire. A vampire is running loose in the city of Los Angeles, sound familiar? There's more to come, later on. 8/10

10/10
(21) The Return of Count Yorga. The count returns for a second time. 7/10

10/11
(22) Dracula- Prince of Darkness. They were warned not to go to the castle. So of course what do they do? End up at the castle, and meet Mr. Lee. 8/10

10/12
(23) Slaughter of the Vampires. Neat 196o's Italian horror film about a count and his female vampires. This is another one that I use exclusively for the challenge. This one works really well. 8/10

10/13
(24) American Horror Story. Episodes 5 dwells into the history of the mansion. 7/10
(25) The Fog. The Original. A mysterious fog plagues the local fishing community. 8/10

10/14
(26) Brides of Dracula. Hammer. Dracula ravishes a boarding school for girls. 8/10
(27) Bram Stokers Dracula. Great rendition of the Stoker novel. Good bluray edition. 9/10
(28) Nightmare Man. A husband hires a killer to kill his wife. Not knowing that there's a growing demon waiting inside her ready to come out. 7/10
(29) The Mothman Prophecies. A moth-like entity is seen in various places before danger strikes. 8/10

10/15
(30) The Evil of Frankenstein. The Baron gets exiled from his hometown for creating the monster and discovers him frozen in ice in the mountains years later to continue his experiments. 7/10
(31) Frankenstein. The Original. A mad scientist creates a human monster from parts of other dead people. 8/10

10/18
(32) Black Death. A team of knights are to investigate a village that has not experienced the black death protected by a Necromancer. 8/10
(33) The Mummy's Hand. An Abbot & Costello team fund an expidition to find a long lost mummy's tomb. 7/10

10/19
(34) The Pit & The Pendulum. Another Price venture. As his family dates back to the torture chambers of his castle. 7/10
(35) The Mummy's Tomb. Continuation of the Mummy's Hand with the monster, after being burned alive in the Mummy's Hand, returns to kill all of the people involved in the Bannning expedition. 6/10

10/20
(36) American Horror Story. Episode 6. What was that? Every body needed a break from the story? Terrible episode that went off the track of the story. 3/10
(37) Repulsion. A woman is stuck in her own madness living in her sisters apartment. 8/10

10/21
(38) The Conjuring. A husband and wife team defend families against demons living in their house. 8/10
(39) The Conjuring 2. A sequel that is just as good as the original movie. 8/10
(40) Pumpkinhead. A man's son is kiled by teens joyriding on his property and conjures up the Pumpkinhead. 8/10
(41) Skeleton Key. A hospice nurse stumbles upon a plot of everlasting life with a Hoodoo ritual. 8.5/10

10/22
(42) The Haunted Palace. One of my favorite Vincent Price movies. A man is haunted by his warlock ancestor when he inherits his castle. 8/10

10/23
(43) The Last Man on Earth. Price stars as what he believed to be the last man on earth after a world wide virus turns people in to zombie like vampires. 7/10
(44) Dan Curtis Dracula. Another venture into the popular Dracula theme. 8/10

10/24
(45) The Wolf Man. Benico Del Toro. Good remake of the original Wolf Man movie. The two Wolf men fighting was a bit over the top, but other than that, I like this. 8/10
(46) The Wolfman Unleashed / -Special Features of the Wolf Man film.
(47) The Devil Bat. Bela Lugosi minus his Dracula theme, as a mad scientist that develops a shaving lotion that attracts a mammoth devil bat to kill his victims. Didn't get into this one too much. Probably the last time i'll ever see this. 5/10
(48) Byzantium. European film.A mother and daughter vampire team run amuck through the past 200 years from the Napoleonic Era to the present day. 8/10

10/25
(49) Horror of Frankenstein. Another in the long lines of the Hammer Frankenstein theme, plus I had to get in some Veronica Carlson. 8/10

10/27
(50) American Horror Story. Episode 7. A lot of brutal killings, blood gushing, splatters. Makes me wonder why this is on regular TV sometimes.. But if no one cares... I still think that they lost the story an episode or two ago. This will be the last one for the challenge, of course. 6/10
(51) Frankenstein Must be Destroyed. Cushing play's a blatantly evil Frankenstein in this one. 7/10

10/28
(52) Psycho II. I like this more than the original. When I want to watch a Psycho movie, this is the one that I go to first. Nothing like a shovel to the back of the head. 8/10

10/30
(53) The Howling. A News reporter goes for a vacation in the country after an ordeal with a Werewolf and ends up right in the middle of a coven. 8/10
(54) The Howling II. The family of the News reporter discover that she was a werewolf and go to destroy the coven. In this less than average New Wave sequel. 7/10
(55) An American Haunting. 19th Century Tennessee and the Bell Witch curse. This is a good one. 8/10
(56) The Bride of Frankenstein. Frankenstein smoking and drinking was a stretch for me. The bride didn't last very long either. But it was an ok movie. 7/10

10/31
(57) Carrie. Excellent old style thriller centering around an high school geek, nerd, and her psycho mother. 8.5/10
(58) Salem. TV Series centering around Salem, Mass. in the 17th Century during the witch hunting craze. The series is starting up again on Wednesday.Looks better than AHS. 8/10
(59) Night of the Werewolf. Spanish Paul Naschy fare complete with Werewolves, Vampires and Countess Bathory. 8/10
(60) Dracula. Bela Lugosi in his best role. The timeless Dracula to end out the challenge. 8/10

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September 30th

1. Clown
80%
There were two noteworthy scenes in the movie: one in, I believe, a hotel/motel with a child that reminds me of the little boy from Trick 'R Treat who kept whining daddy and the Chuck E Cheese scene playhouse scene. While "less is more", I do wish they showed just a tiny bit more. Also, the backstory about clowns was interesting, not sure if it is true, but interesting nonetheless. I do wish they dived into it a bit more, but you only got so much time. Overall a decent film with some decent acting and scares. Kind of makes one wonder why there isn't more recent horror films based on clowns as, outside of Stitches, I can't think of any. The last 20 or so minutes get pretty twisted and that alone is worth the watch.

2. Knock Knock
50%
First, I got to admit, I'm a bit shocked that Eli Roth would let his girlfriend/wife appear nude in this movie. That was a nice added surprise to this movie to see both lead actresses completely nude. I do also admit that listening to Keanu the entire time is kind of annoying (lots of whining). Interesting to see him fight temptation for so long and then, right at the home stretch, game over. I'm also not a big fan of the father raping daughter fetish role play or the dog howling that came out of Ana de Armas (and might I add, she looks a LOT different here than War Dogs and was shocked that it was the same person). It's an interesting premise and the Louis character is a fun minor character, but the consistent pedophilia talks and horrible delivery lines don't make this film too bearable...HOWEVER, Keanu's monologue with like 20 minutes left in the movie is the biggest saving grace in this film and that alone should be watched and given an Oscar.

October 1st

3. Extraordinary Tales
50%
The first story was so-so. Voice acting wasn't amazing, so it didn't catch your attention. The ending had some decent imagery, but that's all one can really say about it. Nothing really stood out besides the end.

The second story is one of my favorite poems/short stories by Poe and while the drawings were nice, the voice acting was pretty weak in this story and falls flat. It just isn't exciting and made the story drag, which is a shame as I know many who know of Poe also know the story of the Tell Tale Heart.

The third story had more spook to it. Some decent voice acting and the animation/drawings were lovely. It didn't make quite much sense and I don't think there really was a resolution but it did draw one in. End of the day, one can't cheat death.

The fourth story, the Pit and the Pendulum was sadly very dull. It had a couple of creepy moment but once again, the voice acting doesn't draw one in.

The fifth and last story had probably the creepiest undertone and the most colorful animation, but without knowing the story (and there really wasn't much voices), it was a bit hard to follow and understand.

Probably the best part about this film was the overall story with death and the raven (guessing it was a raven). That I did enjoy and the different animation throughout the film. Just wish the narrators put more effort and dramatization into their readings.

4. Horns
50%
The movie kind of just jumps right to the plot right away (no idea how long it's been since he last saw her and the town blaming him) nor do I know how they knew she was raped when her remains were burned and all over the place. I also don't understand that a man can love someone so much, be blamed for her murder and then sleep with someone else even if he is drunk. And that's all within 20 minutes of the movie. However, the first time his power is unleashed, it is entertaining to see what happens (and without reading the description of the movie, one would be really puzzled).

I'm also not a fan of the backstory of how the Ig met his girlfriend and how they basically casted it like Lee is the one that will kill her because she picked Ig instead of him (especially since isn't Lee his lawyer)? Or the fact that the girl is supposed to be this devout Christian (as Ig said) but she seems more like a free spirit woman who embraces nature.

Daniel seems to be doing roles to separate himself as Harry Potter as this movie is filled with sex and nudity. He's still not the best actor, though. The confessions do make the film enjoyable and at many times, laughable. And as Ig embraces his powers, it does pick up. But the movie just plays out a bit too long (2 hours) and the ending is heavily romanced. Between the overdrawn love story and the child cut scene, one could easily cut this down to an hour and twenty minutes.

Still, if you want to see Harry Potter in a movie filled with tits and ass as well a few good laughs, it might be worth the watch. Otherwise, make a hard pass on this.

5. The Collector
35%
I remember watching this when it first came out in theaters and after the opening credits with the shot on the exterminator van, I jokingly whispered to my friend, this man will be the killer. You get a Saw like feel to this and it isn't surprising to find out that this could have been a prequel to the movie.

Sadly, it just isn't as good as the first Saw film. It starts out pretty slow and once Arkin gets into the house to do his own personal job, he's basically walking around one of those new school haunted houses where he finds the victims all over the house as well as random traps.

An interesting premise for a serial killer series, but it's just a bit too hardcore, even during the time of "gore porn". Don't get me wrong, the traps are interesting and you have a nice sex scene, but it's just a bit too much without much story, details, or interesting characters.

6. The Collection
30%
This film is pretty much go from the start. About 15 minutes in and you have two pretty epic group death scenes. And then the film drags. As was the problem with the first film is still the same problem (and seems nothing more than a Saw ripoff at this point). For one thing, how does someone have this many traps set up all over the house and not hurt himself? Can one fully remember every single trap inside a big building? I'm also curious how this man can escape death so many times, is he just like Michael Myers? At least it gives a satisfying ending to the first film.

7. The Woman in Black
75%
During the first couple of watches of this film, I hated it and thought it was trash. However, as I grew older and appreciated the slower tempo of horror movies and a good old fashioned ghost story, I decided to give this yet another shot. I enjoy the atmosphere created and the slow reveal. Daniel Radcliffe did a fair job, the supporting actors/actresses were entertaining, as were the children. The Woman could have been a bit scarier and more threatening, but overall it was a very well done production. The tempo was at a good pace and there were some decent jumps and scares. I enjoy an ending like this, but it still puzzles me as to why haunt the person who wanted to bring you and your son together? I understand still haunting because she mentions NEVER forgiving, but at least Daniel's character did help and reunite the two.

8. The Woman in Black 2
37%
This movie had potential but it just creeps around way too slowly without much scares. We already knew about the Women in Black from the first film, so the backstory didn't help too much. It is interesting, after 40 years after the first one, that whole town is empty...guess that is what war does (or the Woman, though, with Daniel Radcliffe's character dying in the first, one would think the town would be even more careful). They also didn't need to go about talking about Eve giving up her child because, even if that is the case, the Woman attacks everyone anyways. Sadly, this film does not live up to the first one.

October 2nd

9. We Are Still Here
35%
One of my biggest issues is that I do not like how the monster/ghost/corpse/whatever it is being able to escape the house to kill a victim. I like rules and regulations in these types of films and it just breaks it when the creature is able to do whatever. Also, Dave randomly shooting the waitress for no reason other than she was the one that opened the door and the bartender/owner doesn't really bat an eye expect say if I know it was you, I wouldn't have sent the new girl to answer the door. Why did he have to shoot her?

I will say, one of the pros to this movie was when Jacob gets possessed. The actor (and voice) did a wonderful job on that and took you into the story. From there, the plot once again gets confusing and doesn't make a lot of sense. If the house has to feed every 30 years and the Dugmars' were satisfied, who was the original people getting the feeding? Why 30 years? What happened to the other families? Why was this family not killed? And I still don't understand why Bobby is still in the house. Way too many questions and loose ends to really enjoy.

10. Contracted
60%
Not for the faint of heart (or really any man that can't stand the sight of a woman bleeding). This movie has a very interesting premise, though I think the infection happens a bit too fast. I'm also curious what happened to the guy (BJ) who gave her the infection and what happened to him (it looked like he used some sort of protection with the corpse). Some interesting characters, though not all the actors are up to par. And you just want to slap the lead actress for always going back to her girlfriend who clearly has no feelings or time for her. Still, it's worth a watch for the story alone.

11. Contracted 2
30%
This film picks up right off from the start of the first film and it seems like Riley went straight from puking to the doctor (though when he is at the police station, you get a bit more backstory of what happened once Samantha left). But boy is he a horrible liar to the cop and you knew the cop is baiting him to get tea to get those fingerprints off the cup.

The most annoying thing is it seems like they took the character of Riley and the premise of the first movie and just made a whole new story. The memorial of Alice, where were these people at her party? And it turned less like a horror movie and more like a bad crime story movie. And of course, they ran with the zombie idea.

Other issues...now the drug dealer from the first film invited BJ, the guy that started the infection, to the party though in the first film he just said he sold him a roofie. On top of that, BJ has been planning this and has been threatening the cops for months? Just seemed like a guy who likes sex, so that's another annoying thing about this movie, not to mention the original actor playing BJ is NOT the same guy in this film. This film and its acting just can't compare to the first one.

12. Cropsey
40%
I'm a fan of documentaries and finding out the reason why people do what they do as well as history about the victims. This documentary was a bit strange, though. It had a Blair Witch type feel as they talked up an urban legend, then got to the real history, and at one point, go into the building and got spooked. Sadly, there was no interview with the "killer" as he decided at the end not to do an interview. Nor was there much evidence to prove he did what they got him for. While it was interesting learning about the urban legend and some of the kids, it didn't really add anything to the story or prove, one way or another, if the man was guilty or what was going on. Just a couple of theories that left you feeling empty at the end.

13. They Look Like People
68%
This was pretty interesting and takes a different look at mental illness. I think the actors did a fantastic job building the story and their characters, but it was the direction and the end plot that made one wonder what they just saw. Was it a horror film? A coming of age tale between two lifetime friends who haven't seen each other in years? Did Wyatt always have some sort of mental issue? Who IS Sandy, I mean, Wyatt seemed interested in her for some reason. Does anyone really join the army at Christian's age, even when questioning life? Did they mean to have people think Wyatt killed Mara? And my biggest question is how does one go from hearing voices and thinking their friend has been taken over to shaking their head and untying that person in an instant? Do people with these issues all of a sudden really snap out of their daze? Great acting, just leaves a lot of questions about what REALLY was going on.

October 3rd

14. The Snowtown Murders
72%
I'm a shocker for "true stories" and the story behind serial killers. I have never heard of this story as I'm not from Australia so I was curious what this was about. The movie had wonderful acting and it is surprising that I believe only 2 people in the movie were actors and the rest were locals of the town. They really captured the darkness and relationship between John and Jamie. It was a real slow build of John's character and they don't hold anything back, between the killings and the raping. It's very intense and I would have scored this a higher mark had the movie been better written. As most reviews of the movie would tell you, it is very hard to follow the different players of the film and what exactly all happened. One would need to do some reading before and after the film to understand everything that was going on. Even at two hours, this movie could have been stretched out a bit more to dive a bit deeper and provide more details. That was the only thing lacking, otherwise, a very well done piece of work. It does make one question the relationship between Jamie and John while wondering if Jamie was really evil or more just pushed into this. Sadly, since he has changed his name and in an unknown location due to testifying, one will never know.

15. Fright Night 2: New Blood
30%
From the second it started, it just smelt of Douchebag characters and something the Disney Channel would put on, except with nudity and blood (so maybe a cross between Cinemax and Disney). This did not live up to either of the Fright Night films and they really should have cast Bruce Campbell in the role of Peter Vincent. Had they done that, it would have been passable. Only saving grace is the charm of Jaime Murray. Other than that, make a hard pass on this turd.

16. Come Back to Me
68%
Without knowing anything about the film, it is a bit hard to follow. The acting is so-so (typical B film). There are a couple of scare scenes, but again, without knowing much, you kind of get lost in what is really happening until it is revealed towards the end. The story is interesting and the end does make the film. I actual applaud what they did for the ending (except for the very very end, it's typical Hollywood). Overall, might be worth a watch if you are looking for a semi-unique story.

October 4th

17. Jaws 2
80%
What is important with watching these older films is getting into the mindset of what was scary back then and how to execute it. With today's modern technology, the shark looks awful, but back then, it could have been very scarier and interesting. With that said, Jaws 2 is one of the best sequels to a horror film ever made. It isn't as good as the original, but it plays up on scares and thrills. You have Chief Martin Brody on the lookout for another shark and he knows the dangers of a shark attack. That moment when he starts firing into the ocean at a crowded beach, something like that would never pass in today's time so it adds to the tension and true threat that the shark had on the man. The kids, for the most part, are decent in this film and there's a decent story to this. I easily recommend checking this film out if you never have.

18. Bleed (2016)
47%
After the film ended, I had to check out IMDB and some reviews to see if I missed anything. Clearly I didn't as every review I read, everyone was wondering WTF happened at the end. What started out as an interesting film with decent acting and an interesting story (everyone had a decent backstory and there was even a scene where the best friend of the woman about to give birth talking about seeing people when she was younger) had taken several wrong turns at the end and came to a horrible crash. They used a lot of different plots from various movies with some Texas Chainsaw Massacre feel to it towards the end but there was no substance. No meaning of WHY this was happening, WHAT was going on, or any resolution. It was a complete disappointment to what could have been a decent independent horror film. There was promise, just no delivery.

October 5th

19. Holidays (2016)
50%
It's hard to find a good horror anthology like V/H/S/ or Trick 'r Treat. This had 8 different stories about various holidays with a lot of them being hit or miss. There is something for everyone, but a portion of the stories left you wondering what exactly happened and/or what was going on. Some shorts also seemed to get a bit longer run time (or just dragged on) while the last couple were quick and right to the point. It's worth a watch, but one will probably not enjoy every single one. My favorites were Christmas (VR porn and killings FTW) and Valentine's Day while some had promised but couldn't finish like Father's Day and Easter. And others, like Halloween and Mother's Day, made you wish another person took hold of the holiday.

20. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
32%
Overall, I would say the acting isn't bad (Chad Michael Murray is a pretty funny actor in this) and it centered around an interesting story. However, they never really explained the visions that Lisa and Joyce had as children, which was really frustrating as we got along with the story. What did they see as kids? How did they deal with it? Or the other women in the family? What did they do with their powers? They mentioned it and then kind of backed off on giving the inside story behind that. The original is, to my memory, a lot better and had a few more creepy scenes than this one. Had they dived a bit more into the history of the family and not just focused on the ghosts and that history, it might have been a better film.

October 6th

21. Ghost Team One
32%
It's the American Pie of found footage genre (lots of sex jokes and a Stifler character, but the film just doesn't go anywhere. The one bright spot, Tony Cavalero as Chuck as he stole the show with his lines and expressions. It is funnier than most found footage comedies and worth a watch for a couple of scenes, but it's a pretty pointless movie without much direction or point.

22. Joy Ride 3
20%
Man this was awful. This is NOT the same Rusty Nails we grew to love in the original. This man is nothing more than someone who just loves to torture people without a care in the world straight out of Saw or Hostel. There's no development either and you kind of want the main characters to do because they are douchebags. There is no redeeming quality in this film other than a couple of nice kills.

October 7th

23. Twice Told Tales
75%
This was a very well done film for the era and had some really good effects. The first feature is probably my favorite with a good friendship and of course, revolving around a woman. Price and Cabot have a real natural relationship and the effects are great. The second story is a pretty solid love story in which Price plays an overbearing father, though the daughter and her lover just, for some reason, see things the way he sees it and tragedy happens. The last story is pretty boring as it started off well and had a plot that could have went somewhere, but instead loses track and collapses which brings the score of the movie down. Still, totally worth a watch if you enjoy Price and/or older horror films.

24. The Girl in the Photographs
25%
This movie has quite the cast (Kal Penn, Christy Carlson Romano, and Katharine Isabelle) but the movie just does not deliver. There's a few laughs and sudden deaths, but no real story or reason as to why this is all happening. The movie just...happens. It doesn't draw you in, there's not a whole lot of interest into the characters, it's just wasted time and basically photographs of people dead just for kicks.

October 8th

25. Kristy
30%
Boy do I know how to pick them. Yet another film with films/pictures of death. This one was at least interesting...for a bit. You at least knew WHY they were calling someone Kristy (though never explained to the person who they call Kristy). However, things like no one being on campus besides one person (sorry, went to a University and there were usually a handful of people still on campus that were students during Thanksgiving Break)and my biggest problem with this is that it was way too dark in the second half to really see or follow the action. It is interesting to note that the lead actresses, Haley Bennett, has gotten herself some really good roles lately with The Magnificent Seven and The Girl on the Train. She does a decent job in this but because of the horrible second half, it just isn't worth diving into.

26. Tusk
77%
I know Kevin Smith gets a lot of hate these days, but I really enjoyed Tusk. I felt the story was creative, the actors seemed to have a ball (especially Michael Parks) and there were some scares in it. There were a couple of scenes that seemed like filler (especially the Johnny Depp backstory) but overall this is something that needs to be watched at least twice.

27. Tales of Terror
70%
I mainly rated this highly because of "The Black Cat". I found Peter Lorre's performance amazing and I couldn't keep my eyes away. He played a drunk to the perfect T and easily stole the scenes, even with Vincent Price as a comedic wine taster. The other two stories weren't as powerful as The Black Cat, but were entertaining for what they were.

October 9th

28. Dark House
77%
The film had a pretty strong cast (I love Meghan Ory and I've always been a fan of Jeffrey Combs). It is a unique story with a few twists that are easy to follow, thankfully. There's a couple of puzzling moments (like what the caregiver actually did to the children to make them hate and turn against her or the last minute ending back at the house) but there were some good scares and some nice effects. I can see why it won the Best Feature at Shriekfest and it deserves to be watched.

29. It Follows
72%
The second viewing isn't as bad as when I remembered this. I still have a huge complaint about the whole pool scene as they knew the ghost basically couldn't die (Jay shot the ghost and it just got back up) and the ghost was smart. Also the whole I'm your first kiss, you should have sex with me so the ghost leaves was extremely annoying. The characters were pretty bad. I will admit, the first half and story were interesting, but as it got closer to the end, the flaws started coming out and it was just bearable to get to the finish.

30. Most Likely to Die
68%
In a day and age that the slasher film isn't extremely marketable and out in theaters, this movie didn't really bring a lot of creativity or its own spin to the genre. That doesn't mean it didn't bring some goods or a story to the table, it just didn't add anything new. One really couldn't guess who the killer was as there really wasn't any clues to make any conclusions. The reason why the killer did what he did kind of made sense, but the speech about how everyone in the class deserved it really was reaching. And the ending did make one puzzle and wonder if there was a helper. Still, it is nice to see a slasher in this day and age so it is worth a look, especially with a short run time.

31. The Invitation
74%
This was a real slow burn that built up the tension quite nicely. It was, at times, a bit hard to follow at the start to remember all the characters, but once you got it down, it was simple. One had to wonder if the main character was in fact, going crazy, or when the payoff would happen (if you knew, going in, this was a horror/thriller). The actors did an amazing job, but the big build could have been a bit better, especially after the reveal. The ending was pretty open, though it is strange how the cops and police all caught wind of it that quickly. If you are looking for something to keep you on the edge of your seat, this might be the one.

32. Leprechaun
65%
Warwick Davis easily steals this one. I don't get the hype behind Jennifer Aniston in this film. Yes, it might be her first film, but she really wasn't that good in it.The puns are extremely over the top and cheesy, which makes it even better. The side characters didn't really bring a whole lot to the table and one was left wondering where Jennifer's father was for the rest of the film. Still, if you are looking for a horror movie filled with laughs, look no further than the Leprechaun.

October 10th

33. Leprechaun 2
45%
While not as good as the first one, there were still enough funny one-liners from Warwick Davis and Sandy Baron.All of the characters are pretty annoying and you find ways not to fully like them or cheer them, but the one liners do keep one mildly entertained.

34. Deathgasm
50%
This is hit or miss. I really enjoy metal and rock music, but the characters all have weaknesses and things that are way too annoying (like the lead female character going from the prep to the outcast metal guy to the outcast metal guy's "best friend" because the "best friend" lies to her and says the guy does not want her). Music isn't too bad, but the main song sounds like a Black Sabbath ripoff. You will either enjoy this or roll your eyes.

35. Honeymoon
80%
This was a real slow burn that keeps you on the edge of the seat and not knowing truly what was happening. Both Rose Leslie and Harry Treadaway did a fantastic job in this and pulled out all the stops. You could fear the dread of danger, but just didn't really know where it was coming from. They throw out a few hints, but it wasn't until the reveal that you could clearly see the direction and what was truly happening. The tension that was built didn't seem rush or fake. It's worthy of a watch and probably worth seeking out to own as well.

36. The Legend of Hell House
30%
This was a pretty boring film that just could not hold my attention. The acting wasn't amazing and outside of a couple of scenes, there's really nothing that makes this stand out. The ending was ok, but I felt with better characters and a little more tension, it could have been a lot better.

37. Starry Eyes
63%
Alex Essoe plays a character you really want to cheer for, but has despise. She has some friends who clearly are nothing but haters but she just isn't strong enough to stand up for herself. The direction of Astraeus Pictures was pretty puzzling and strange (could have been much powerful). Overall, just seemed like a pretty generic horror film (and maybe it is because I saw Contracted before this) but it could have been a much scarier and mind fuck of a film.

October 11th

38. Theater of Blood
78%
Anytime Vincent Price is on screen, he steals the show. He just has something about him that makes one drawn to watch him. This is nothing different and it is an interesting story to use Shakespeare's work to kill people. Since it has Price, it is worth giving it a watch.

October 13th

39. Almost Mercy
43%
Knowing that there is a real story behind this, makes it interesting. And the lead female actresses, Danielle Guldin, is pretty decent. But it really feels like a C movie where the horror legends are just there for their name and kind of just "phone it in". It takes a good while for the story (and "horror") to really pick up. And then when it does, it is a bit hard to follow.

October 14th

40. Sacrifice
44%
My biggest question in this movie is what kind of obstetrician decides to doing police work when it isn't in her field or moving to another country and just decides to solve a case? She should have just let go it. But noooo, instead she has to dig around and bring to light things that should be hidden. I'm still a bit lost as to why this cult does what it does, but this is just a jumble mess. I enjoyed the premise, but the payoff was lacking as well as the overall story.

41. Sleepaway Camp 2
40%
It is a shame they couldn't use Felissa Rose in this film (no idea why other than they wanted an older looking Angela) plus I don't get the jokes that Angela looks older than the rest (they all look old as it is). But if you enjoy cheap puns and cheap B movie kills as well as lots of T&A, this movie is it.

October 15th

42. Sleepaway Camp 3
33%
This movie just started off bad. I mean, how can someone run over another person in daylight in a huge truck and no one notices? And most of the actors and characters are annoying. If you didn't enjoy the second film, you certainly won't enjoy this one. There just isn't a lot of redeeming factors in this one.

43. A Haunting 01.01-01.02

44. Return to Sleepaway Camp
30%
I enjoyed how they brought back people of the first film, but this movie is hard to watch. Michael Gibney plays what might be one of the worst characters in the history of film. You are just begging him to die, even when others bully him. You just don't feel for this character at all. The original was an amazing cult classic film. This, while trying to live up to the twist and magic, does not even come close.

October 16th

45. Stake Land
77%
This was pretty entertaining and I'm also a fan of Danielle Harris who really shined through in this film. Interesting how they had different types of vampires and enjoyed the characters names like Mister and Sister. A couple of questionable moments or wondering what was happening, but overall, a decent vampire film.

46. Let Us Prey
73%
The ending was...interesting. I'll give it that. The plot was decent, not anything original, but it kept your attention. The motives and death scenes were intriguing. Pretty decent acting. The flow and the flashbacks took you in and out of the film, but overall, it was thrilling.

47. The Ones Below
88%
I truly enjoyed the acting and suspense in this. One already knew what was going to happen, however, there was a moment in the film that did make you question and think the mother of the child was really going crazy and breaking down. A couple of questionable moves happened and you question the judgment on the young couple, but that's more on the writer than the actors who did an amazing job.

48. Beneath
42%
An interesting story without a lot of scares or threats. It was also hard with all the visions Nora Zehetner and even at the end when it was all explained, one cannot add all the pieces together. There was also an Ezra and Aria vibe in this film of Pretty Little Liars. There's just not enough substance and spooks to really take one away in this film.

49. Jaws 3
30%
Man, this is nothing like the original or sequel. This is extremely dry and painful to watch. The menace and wrath of Jaws just does not come alive in this film and drags on and on until the bitter end.

50. Hush
84%
I loved the concept and actors in this film, but there were a lot of questionable moments that just did not connect. It's still a well done movie and had a few jumps and spooks, but one cannot help to wonder if they had polished this off a bit better, how intense it could have been.

October 17th

51. 28 Days Later
73%
It's an interesting story and a good take on the zombie genre. The only bad thing about this film is it drags on a bit too long and the second half is much different than the first half with the male and female lead basically switching spots. Had they shorten and tighten up the script, it might have been one of the best zombie films made.

52. Hunger
22%
This film does not draw you in at all and just continues to drag forever. I honestly could not really follow (does not help it started out really dark) nor did I care for the characters. This was a true dud from start to finish.

October 18th

53. The Haunting in Connecticut
73%
This movie still holds up pretty well. It still has some spooky effects and an interesting story. I do wonder, since it is based on a true story, if the kid did have all those markings randomly appear on his body. Outside of that and a couple of questionable moments, the film holds up with really good acting and scares. Such a shame the sequel fell flat on its face.

54. The Horde
75%
I found this to be really exciting and funny. The female lead is a relentless, heartless stone cold bitch that is out for one thing and one thing only. The old man towards the end is also a hoot and brings a lot of comedy in a tension filled movie. And of course, the ending was a bit shocking but made complete sense.

55. Dollface
20%
Horrible acting, awful sex jokes, and just a pretty bad story all the way around. Outside of a fun kill or two, this movie is a complete and utter waste of time. How this was a sequel to another film, I will never know.

October 19th

56. The Innkeepers
81%
This was a lot better than what I remembered it. It was a slow burn movie with a decent story and so-so ending. What makes this film so good is that Sara Paxton controls it and makes it very enjoyable. She plays such a sweet and innocent character that you are drawn to and want to see what she does next. Her acting alone is what sets this movie apart from other ghost stories and hauntings.

57. Trollhunter
91%
This was extremely well done and brilliantly acted. I also loved the CGI effects of the trolls and it had a lot of comedy, especially the hunter dressed in troll gear to combat the trolls. The last scene is also comical as they got an interview from the Norwegian Prime Minister talking about trolls and with editing, made it easily connected to this film. I really hope they do remake this for the US only so I don't have to watch it with subtitles.

58. Area 51
20%
This was a real sleeper of a movie. Such a shame that the mastermind behind Paranormal Activity does not deliver at all with this film. The film itself is an interesting idea, it's just the actors don't draw you in and the story completely drags. One expects more from Oren and this one isn't even a single in the ballpark. It might be try to leave the found footage genre and try something different.

59. Leprechaun 3
60. Leprechaun 4 In Space
61. Ouija 2
62. Ouija
63. Leprechaun In The Hood
64. The Strangers
65. Grave Encounters
66. Halloween (2007)
67. Halloween (2009)
68. Leprechaun Back 2 Tha Hood
69. Leprechaun Origins
70. 10 Cloverfield Lane
71. Night Stalker
72. Hangman
73. Halloween (1978)
74. Halloween 2 (1981)
75. #Horror
76. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
77. Madhouse
78. World War Z
79. Halloween 3
80. Cabin Fever
81. In Their Skin
82. Goodnight Mommy
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Goal: 100
TOTAL: 20
FIRST TIME VIEWS: 7
☼ indicates first time viewing
Ratings:
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Week 1

- September 30 -

1. Halloween (1978) ★★★★★
I've said this before, but the more I watch this movie, the more I enjoy it! An incredibly well-paced film with some great tension throughout. This is definitely deserving of it's status as a horror classic!


- October 1 -

2. Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★★½
I hadn't seen this in a few years, and it still really holds up! The script is done incredibly well, and it uses a great take on the subject of ghosts and hauntings. Watching this makes me wish we could have the old Tim Burton back...


- October 2 -

3. Frankenhooker (1990) ★★★½
Incredibly silly, but still a lot of fun! It's not close to high art, but it takes an incredibly ridiculous plot and does it well. The script, while silly, is pretty tight and creative.

4. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) ★★★★★
This movie is still explosive and chilling, even after so many views. The first scenes with Leatherface are amongst the most frightening introductions of a horror character, and the dinner scene in particular is absolutely unnerving.


- October 3 -

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- October 4 -

None


- October 5 -

None


- October 6 -

5. The Black Sleep (1956) ★★★★ ☼
A scientist uses a serum called the Black Sleep to make his "patients" unconscious while he conducts experiments on their brain. His new assistant, however, begins to have some concerns. This seemed much closer to the mad science movies of the 1940s than from the era it's from, but I found it to be really enjoyable! What really surprised me, however, was how the film advertised that Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. would be in the movie, yet their roles were very small, and without much depth. Even Tor Johnson, who is featured front and center on the poster, was barely in the movie! Even still, the movie had incredible atmosphere and performances and was a lot of fun to watch!



- October 7 -

6. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) ★★★★
The movie that started zombies' obsession with "BRAIIIINS"! This is the story of what happened after the true events (so we are told) that inspired Night of the Living Dead took place... A couple of workers at a medical supply shop accidentally break open the canister containing a zombie and unwittingly unleash a chemical that raises the dead from their graves. This movie is an absolute blast, with a story that has lots of great turns and crazy characters. While the movie is mostly played for laughs, there are some chilling moments, and it gives you a different perspective upon the undead.


Week 2

- October 8 -

7. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) ★★★½
Watching this made me wish that we had more Tales from the Crypt films - or even better, a show! The Crypt Keeper digs up another tale, this one about a man being chased by something that is not what it seems. The refuge he finds at a small hotel pits him against the forces outside, as well as the inhabitants within. The movie starts off particularly strong, and does an incredible job handling so many characters. And Billy Zane gives an unhinged performance that reminded me more and more of Beetlejuice as the movie went on. Overall, it's a fun ride, but feels uneven overall, and as though the writers weren't really sure where to go with it.


- October 9 -

8. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (Girly) (1970) ★★★★ ☼
This is a really bizarre film about family that likes to play some dangerous games with new "friends". What could have been a straight horror movie turns into a smart thriller about survival, and some other surprises. The performances here are great, and the story takes so many twists and turns that you are always surprised by the direction the movie takes. Definitely one of the more unique films I've seen during the challenge!

9. Frankenstein (1931) ★★★★★
Everyone knows the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his attempt to create life. However, no matter how many times you watch it, and how many versions have been made, this one always seems fresh. Much of the greatness for this movie comes from Karloff's incredible performance, and Jack Pierce's groundbreaking makeup. And yet, this isn't even the best Frankenstein movie...

10. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (La notte che Evelyn uscì dalla tomba) (1971) ★★★½ ☼
This movie is a bit of a mess. The first act shows our protagonist committing some pretty heinous acts, but by the second, he's a victim without irony. However, somehow this just added to the charm of the movie. Definitely not one of the better giallos, but the movie does look gorgeous, and keeps your attention.


- October 10 -

11. Bloody Birthday (1981) ★★★★
I'd say this is the second best killer kids movie (after Who Can Kill a Child?). This movie is pure exploitation - there is no mystery or subtlety in sight - and I'd say the movie is all the better for it! Three kids born during the same eclipse are now killing, well, anyone. If someone gets in their way, and even if they don't, anyone is a target. And they're incredibly smug about it.


- October 11 -

12. Horror Express (1972) ★★★★ ☼
So much of this movie reminded me of a Hammer production that I was surprised to see it wasn't. Even still, Cushing and Lee take their incredible chemistry along in this tale of a mysterious cargo about the Transsiberian Express that may be killing those onboard. This movie has everything: monsters, monks, ancient relics, spies... the list goes on. But, again, the standout is the performances.


- October 12 -

13. The Purge (2013) ★★★ ☼
When I first saw the trailer for this, I was skeptical. The plot was ludicrous, and I felt that the story would only be too predictable. However, the third one just came out, so I figured I had to give it a shot, and I'm glad I did. Set in the not-too-distant future where all crime is legal for a 12-hour period, the story has some decent turns to make for an overall enjoyable movie. The Purge is far from perfect, but if you just accept the scenario, it lends itself to some very interesting stories. I'll definitely check out the sequels!


- October 13 -

14. Odd Thomas (2013) ★★★½
I have to give credit to the fact that "Odd" is the main character's real name - and they have a decent explanation for that too! Odd Thomas can see dead people who give him clues to help catch criminals - or stop a crime from happening. Sure, sounds pretty lame, and the movie isn't perfect, but I really cared for the characters in this movie and that is where the movie's strength lies. This was made on a smaller budget, and it shows, but it still works really well.

15. Blood Rage (1987) ★★★½ ☼
"It's not cranberry sauce!" This movie will definitely remind you of that! A bizarre and gory slasher about a twin brother who comes home for Thanksgiving after escaping from the mental hospital, Blood Rage delivers on it's title in full. The movie starts of particularly strong before faltering a bit, but this is still a blast!


- October 14 -

16. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) ★★★★★
One of the rare sequels that's better than the original, Bride of Frankenstein exceeds its predecessor in every way. The story is more developed, including the characters, especially by making the Monster a creature deserving its sympathy and terror. This could have easily been a cash-grab, but James Whale seized the opportunity to make something even more unique and subversive. Also, I have to give special mention to the incredible score by Franz Waxman.

17. The Conjuring (2013) ★★★★
I enjoyed this even more the second time! The one-two punch of Insidious and The Conjuring truly established James Wan as this generation's master of horror. While I do prefer Insidious, this story about paranormal investigators examining a family's haunting is incredibly effective, with scenes that create a sense of dread that always deliver something new.


Week 3

- October 15 -

18. Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) ★★★★ ☼
There has been a lot of hype surrounding this movie, and for the most part, it got pretty close to living up to it. The film follows a father and daughter on a train to visit her mom when the zombie apocalypse comes around and ruins everything. I really enjoyed how the zombies were portrayed, and it reminded me of the zombies from World War Z, though definitely on a smaller scale. The movie gets a bit heavy handed with its message and antagonist by the end, but overall I found it to be pretty solid.

19. Pontypool (2008) ★★★★ ☼
This has been on my list of movies to see since it came out, and iI really should have seen this sooner. This provides a really unique version of a zombie outbreak, and uses it's single location of a radio station better than most movies. The performances here were particularly great, and for reasons I won't spoil here, managed to twist my brain a bit. I spent most of the movie unsure of exactly what was going on, but it never felt frustrating, and it left me wanting to revisit this movie to discover more.


- October 16 -

20. Casper (1995) ★★★★
This movie is way better than it has any right to be. Perhaps most surprising is that the movie still holds up more than 20 years later! The script is great, the performances are great, and the CGI in this film looks wonderful - even better than this film's sequel. Also, James Horner delivers an remarkable score to complement this movie.

21. Twins of Evil (1971) ★★★★
This has become a regular during the OHMC, and it hasn't gotten old! Twins arrive at a small town to live with their ultra-devout, witch hunting uncle and their aunt. Peter Cushing plays the role of Uncle Gustav, delivers another great performance. Madeleine and Mary Collinson may not have been hired for their acting chops (after all, their voices were dubbed), but shine on-screen. This was one of the first Hammer horror films I had seen, and it remains one of my favorites!


- October 17 -

None


- October 18 -

22. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) ★★★★ ☼
A classically hand-drawn Disney movie that would count during Halloween? Count me in! However, this was very different from what I expected... All of the promotional materials I had seen gave me the impression that this was a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, however, what it turned out to be was two separate stories: One with, yes, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and the other inspired by The Wind in the Willows. I still really enjoyed it, but found myself to be pretty surprised.


- October 19 -

23. Goosebumps (2015) ★★★½
I grew up with the Goosebumps books and loved the TV series as a kid. So when a movie was announced, I was skeptical. When I heard that the movie would be about the series' author, R.L. Stine, chasing after the monsters from his books, I was even more skeptical. However, I really enjoyed this movie and it was a wonderful throwback to this series. It blended humor and scares pretty well, and is a fun movie for the family.


- October 20 -

None


- October 21 -

24. Tenebre (1982) ★★★★½
Tenebre is one of my favorite giallos. This isn't one of the crazier giallos out there, but it does a great job of keeping you guessing and packing a punch. The story also takes some pretty clever twists and turns, and is a fun take on the effect of art on mayhem.


Week 4

- October 22 -

25. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) ★★★½
You know those two rednecks that appear in so many of those cabin movies as dangerous warning? They're really just misunderstood! Or, at least Tucker and Dale are. While this is a really funny film, the plot does begin to wear thin as it moves forward. Even still, the laughs propel you throughout without a hitch.


- October 23 -

None


- October 24 -

None


- October 25 -

26. Chopping Mall (1986) ★★★½ ☼
This was probably the most '80s of all of the '80s horror movies I saw during the challenge. It had it all: the fashion, the synth score, killer robots... Definitely a fun flick!


- October 26 -

None


- October 27 -

27. The Conjuring 2 (2016) ★★★★
I was pretty worried about this one when I first saw it. I loved Insidious, but hated the sequel, and worried that The Conjuring would fall into the same trap. I'm pretty happy to say, however, that The Conjuring 2 is a worthy sequel, in many ways expanding upon the first movie. Even still, I do have to say that I prefer the first one.


- October 28 -

28. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) ★★★★★
Sure, it may technically be a Christmas movie, but there isn't really a bad time to watch this. Henry Sellick and Danny Elfman truly pulled off an incredible accomplishment, with amazing visuals and great music.


The Final Days and Halloween

- October 29 -

None


- October 30 -

29. Waxwork (1988) ★★★★
Behind of the OHMC Checklist? Watch Waxwork! This movie has just about everything, Vampires, Werewolves, Mummies, you name it! Add to that, it's a ton of fun.

Checklist
Spoiler:
Code:
Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
-X- Peter Cushing - Horror Express (1972)
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein (1931)
--- Camille Keaton -
-X- Christopher Lee - Horror Express (1972)
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Black Sleep (1956)
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
-X- John Saxon - Tenebre (1982)
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
-X- Joseph Bishara - The Conjuring (2013)
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Terence Fisher -
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
-X- James Whale - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- Jim Wynorski - Chopping Mall (1986)

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
-X- Ed French - Blood Rage (1987)
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Goosebumps (2015)
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Tenebre (1982)
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a True Story - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
-X- Based on a Novel - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- Cannibalism - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Beetlejuice (1988)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Axe - Blood Rage (1987)
-X- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films - Bloody Birthday (1981)
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Horror Express
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenhooker (1990)
-x- Ghost / Haunting - Beetlejuice (1988)
-X- Giallo - The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
-X- K-Horror - Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016)
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Bloody Birthday (1981)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Goosebumps (2015)
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Frankenstein (1931)
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Anton Yelchin, Odd Thomas (2013)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Halloween (1978)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween (1978)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire - Twins of Evil (1971)
-X- Werewolf - Goosebumps (2015)
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr. - The Black Sleep (1956)
-X- Zombie - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Blu-ray, Halloween (1978).
-X- Second format, Streaming, The Black Sleep (1956).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Korean, Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
-X- Was made in the 1940s - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
-X- Features a killer kid - Bloody Birthday (1981)
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Features a killer robot - Chopping Mall (1986)
-X- Has the words "Night" in the title - The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
-X- Takes place at a retail establishment - Odd Thomas (2013)

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- 1940 - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
-X- 1950 - The Black Sleep (1956)
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Halloween (1978)
-X- 1980 - Beetlejuice (1988)
-X- 1990 - Frankenhooker (1990)
-X- 2000 - Pontypool (2008)
-X- 2010 - The Purge (2013)

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
-X- PG - Casper (1995)
-X- PG-13 - Beetlejuice (1988)
-X- R - Halloween (1978)
--- NC-17 -
-X- X - Frankenhooker (1990)
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1941 (75th) -
--- 1966 (50th) -
--- 1991 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground –
--- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows –
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman -
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- Winchester Mystery House. OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
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2016 Horror Movie Challenge


First Time View - *

FTV Total - 20


Sept 30

1. Godzilla, King Of The Monsters - DVD (Theme Movie)
2. Godzilla, King Of The Monsters (Audio Commentary) - DVD


Oct 1

2.5 A Haunting: Echoes From The Grave - DVD
3. A Haunting: Cursed - DVD
4. White Zombie - DVD (Theme Movie)
5. Monster Madness: The Golden Age Of Horror - Amazon Prime *


Oct 2

6. One Body Too Many - DVD
7. Land Of The Minotaur - DVD (Theme Movie)
7.5 Halloween Crazy - Travel Channel On Demand
8.5 Vampegeddon - Roku
9. A Haunting: Darkness Follows - DVD
9.5 A Haunting: The Lake Club Horror - DVD
10.5 Jeepers Creepers 2 - SyFy
11.5 Frankenstein (1931) - TCM
12.5 Bride Of Frankenstein - TCM


Oct 3

13.5 The Gorgon - DVD (Theme Movie) *
14.5 Dracula (1931) - Blu Ray
15. Halloween Fright House: Secrets Revealed - Travel Channel On Demand
16. The Giant Gila Monster - YouTube


Oct 4

17. Terror Of MechaGodzilla - DVD (Theme Movie)
17.25 Ash vs The Evil Dead: Home - Starz
17.75 Supernatural: Wendigo - NWI
18.25 The Haunted: Death Rises (Unknown Episode) - Destination America
18.75 Most Terrifying Places In America 5 - Travel Channel On Demand
19.75 Anaconda - DVD
20.75 The Cabin In The Woods - SyFy


Oct 5

21.75 Gigantis The Fire Monster - DVD
22.75 Rodan - DVD
23.75 Varan The Unbelievable - Amazon Prime
24. Dark Shadows: Episode 216 - Hulu
25. Behemoth - Hulu *
26. Blade II - Encore Suspense
27. Tales From The Darkside: The Movie - DVD (Theme Movie)
27.5 Ghost Stalkers: Old Taylor Memorial Hospital - Destination America
28. Ghost Hunters: Stone Cold Colonists - SyFy
28.5 Paranormal Witness: The Jail - SyFy
29.5 King Kong vs Godzilla - Salsa Warriors


Oct 6

30.5 Monster From A Prehistoric Planet - DVD (Theme Movie)
31.5 Friday The 13th (1980) - DVD
32. Supernatural: Road Kill - TNT
33. Godzilla vs The Thing - DVD


Oct 7

34. Mosquito - Midnight Pulp (Theme Movie) *
34.5 Halloween's Most Extreme - Travel Channel On Demand
35.5 House Of Seven Corpses - Snag Films
36.5 Creature From The Haunted Sea - Amazon Prime
36.75 Dark Shadows: Episode 217 - Hulu
37.75 Ghidrah The Three Headed Monster - DVD
38.75 Black Christmas (1974) - DVD *


Oct 8

39.75 Duel - DVD (Theme Movie)
40.25 A Haunting: Gateway To Hell - DVD
40.75 A Haunting: Diabolical - DVD
41.25 A Haunting: Demon Child - DVD


Oct 9

42.25 Killdozer - YouTube (Theme Movie) *
43.25 Ghost Of Frankenstein - TCM


Oct 10

43.75 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical - Disney Channel
44.75 The Manster - Amazon Prime *
45.75 Don't Look In The Basement - DVD (Theme Movie) *
46. R.L. Stine's: The Golem Pt 1 - Discovery Family
46.25 Best Friends Whenever: Night Of The Were-Diesel - Disney Channel
47.25 Monster Zero - DVD


Oct 11

48.25 Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers - DVD (Theme Movie) *
49.25 Saw - TMC Xtra
49.75 Halloween Top 20 - Travel Channel On Demand
50.75 Ghost Of The Brotherhood: Britain's Haunted Past - Paranormal Activity Channel
51. Soul Eater: Resonance Of The Soul: Will Soul Eater Become A Deathscythe? - NWI
51.50 Ghostly Encounters: Caretaker Ghosts; Stay At Home Ghosts - Destination America
52.50 Ghost Attack On Sutton Street - Paranormal Activity Channel
53.50 The Howling - DVD
54. A Haunting: Sallie's House - DVD


Oct 12

55. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge - Full Moon Streaming (Theme Movie)
55.25 Dark Shadows: Episode 218 - Hulu
55.75 A Haunting: Ghost Soldier - DVD
56.75 Paranormal Case Files: Ghost Investigations - Paranormal Activity Channel
57.75 Frankenstein Conquers The World - Drive In Classics
58.75 Croc - Hulu


Oct 13

59.25 A Haunting: Where Demons Dwell - DVD
60.25 Halloween (1978) - DVD (Theme Movie)
60.75 The Walking Dead: Days Gone By - NWI
61.25 A Haunting: House Of The Dead - DVD


Oct 14

62.25 Resident Evil: Apocalypse - DVD (Theme Movie)
62.75 13 Most Terrifying Places In America - Travel Channel On Demand
63.25 The Walking Dead: Guts - NWI
64.25 The Mad Monster - Drive In Classics *
64.75 A Haunting: Hungry Ghosts - DVD
65. Celtic Monsters: Dragons And Serpents - Amazon Prime
66. California Scheming - Pluto TV


Oct 15

67. Galaxy Of Terror - YouTube (Theme Movie) *
67.5 Most Terrifying Places In America 7 - Travel Channel On Demand
68.5 Tucker And Dale vs Evil - Shudder *


Oct 16

69. A Haunting: Dark Forest - DVD
70. The Wolf Man (1941) - DVD (Theme Movie)
70.25 Witchblade: The Beginning - DVD
70.5 Ash vs Evil Dead: El Jefe - Starz On Demand
70.75 Ash vs Evil Dead: Bait - Starz On Demand
71. Ash vs Evil Dead: Books From Beyond - Starz On Demand


Oct 17

72. Gamera vs Barugon - Iron Fist TV (Theme Movie)
73. Werewolf Of London - DVD
74. Dracula (1979) - Encore Suspense
74.5 Halloween Tricked Out - Travel Channel On Demand


Oct 18

75.5 Reptilicus - DVD (Theme Movie)
75.75 Celtic Monsters: Fairies - Amazon Prime
76. Celtic Monsters: Giants - Amazon Prime
76.25 Paranormal Home Inspectors: Fogarty - Hulu
76.5 Paranormal Home Inspectors: Matina - Hulu
77.5 The Mummy (1932) - Blu Ray
78. A Haunting: A Haunting In Florida - DVD
79. The Killer Shrews - DVD
79.5 America's Haunted Houses - Destination America


Oct 19

80.5 Deep Blue Sea - Google Play (Theme Movie)
81.5 The Brain That Wouldn't Die - DVD
82.5 Subspecies - Hulu
83.5 King Of The Zombies - DVD
83.75 Witchblade: Bewilderment - DVD


Oct 20

84. Witchblade: Defiance - DVD
85. Queen Of The Damned - DVD (Theme Movie)


Oct 21

86. Halloween II (1981) - DVD (Theme Movie)
86.5 Halloween Crazier - Travel Channel On Demand
86.75 Dark Shadows: Episode 220 - Hulu
87.75 The Prophecy: Uprising - Encore Action
88.25 Spookley The Square Pumpkin - Disney Junior
89.25 Mega Scorpions - Full Moon Streaming *
90.25 Howling 2: Your Sister Is A Werewolf - DVD
90.5 Ash vs Evil Dead: Brujo - Starz On Demand
91.5 Silent Hill - Starz On Demand


Oct 22

92.5 Howling III: The Marsupials - Blu Ray (Theme Movie)
93. Most Terrifying Places In America 2 - Travel Channel On Demand
94. Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1920) - DVD
95. Gammera The Invincible - DVD
96. Why Horror? - Showtime On Demand *
97. The Vampire Bat - DVD
97.5 A Haunting: Fear House - DVD
97.75 Witchblade: Movement - DVD


Oct 23

98.75 Godzilla vs The Sea Monster - Salsa Warriors (Theme Movie)
99. Witchblade: Search - DVD
100. Return Of The Giant Monsters - DVD
100.5 Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Dark Prince - Get TV


Oct 24

101.5 Trollhunter - NWI (Theme Movie)
102.5 The Monster Maker - DVD *


Oct 25

103.5 Gremlins - DVD (Theme Movie)
104.5 Alone In The Dark - Showtime On Demand *
105. Exorcists: The True Story - Destination America
105.5 Most Terrifying Places In America - Travel Channel On Demand


Oct 26

106. The Walking Dead: Tell It To The Frogs - NWI
106.5 A Haunting: The Attic - DVD
107.5 Lady Death - Amazon Prime (Theme Movie) *
108. A Haunting: Hidden Terror - DVD
108.25 Soul Eater: I Am The Star! The Big Man Is Here? - NWI
109.25 Destroy All Planets - DVD
110.25 Resident Evil - DVD


Oct 27

111.25 Attack Of The Monsters - DVD
112.25 Creepshow - DVD (Theme Movie)
113.25 Monster Madness: The Gothic Revival Of Horror - Amazon Prime


Oct 28

114.25 Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man - DVD (Theme Movie)
115.25 Knights Of Badassdom - NWI


Oct 29

116.25 Gamera vs Monster X - DVD
117.25 Cloverfield - Amazon Prime * (Theme Movie)
118.25 Prom Night (2008) - Encore
119.25 The Haunted Mansion - HBO *


Oct 30

119.5 Halloween Unmasked 2000 - DVD
120.5 The Amityville Horror Murders - Reelz
121.5 The Craft - DVD (Theme Movie)
122.5 Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein - TCM


Halloween

123.5 Halloween III: Season Of The Witch - DVD (Theme Movie)
123.75 Scared Shrekless - Cartoon Network
124.25 A Haunting: The Unleashed - DVD
124.5 The Simpson's: Treehouse Of Horror X - FXX
124.75 The Simpson's: Treehouse Of Horror XV - FXX


Nov 1

125.75 The Three Stooges: Spook Louder - DVD (WC 1)


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This will be my 11th consecutive year participating in the "October Horror Movie Challenge!" The dawn of a new decade of challenges!

2006 = 36 movies
2007 = 50 movies
2008 = 31 movies
2009 = 52 movies
2010 = 20 movies
2011 = 43 movies
2012 = 46 movies
2013 = 42 movies 2013 Horror Challenge Prize Winner!!
2014 = 39 movies
2015 = 45 movies

Total Horror Movies Before This Year = 404

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"Lights out. And now the movies, folks . . ."

September 30, 2015 . . . after sunset

1. The Witch (2015) - Novel horror tale notable for its amazingly detailed recreation of early colonial life. Anya Taylor-Joy is great as the lead - and the concluding scene is memorable.
2. The Twilight Zone {4 Episodes}
"Uncle Simon" (1963) - Nice performances from the small cast - but the plot twists themselves are fairly obvious.
"Probe 7, Over and Out" (1963) - I liked this one. Good spin on the "Adam & Eve" concept. Interesting execution.
"The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms" (1963) - Entertaining episode involving Custer's last stand, written by Rod Serling himself.
"Ninety Years Without Slumbering" (1963) - Episode about an old man who thinks his life is tied to a grandfather clock drags on too long - but the "twist" ending is unexpected in its positive message.

October 1, 2016

3. The Boy (2016) - I guessed the twist to this gothic-styled horror flick, but not its actual permutation. For that, I give The Boy a fair amount of credit. Also, Lauren Cohan is good as the lead.
4. The Twilight Zone {4 Episodes}
"Ring-A-Ding Girl" (1963) - The melancholic scene with Maggie McNamara's character walking into the rain and then disappearing makes the whole episode worthwhile.
"You Drive" (1964) - Creepy and well-made episode involving a car that frequently reminds a hit-and-run driver about his guilt.
"The Long Morrow" (1964) - Melancholic sci-fi entry in the series has an astronaut falling in love right before a decades-long mission.
"The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" (1964) - I liked this episode. The story of a loser who finds he can swap physical and personality traits with others have me guessing what the twist ending would be all the way through.

October 2, 2016

5. The Forest (2016) - This psychological horror film makes good use of Japan's Suicide Forest as its setting.
6. The Twilight Zone {4 Episodes}
"Number 12 Looks Just Like You" (1964) - Classic episode I remembered from my childhood involving biting commentary on our culture's obssession with youth, beauty, and conformity.
"Black Leather Jackets" (1964) - Excessively lame and dated entry in the series tells the tale of invading aliens on motorbikes and the insipid teenage girl who falls in love with one of them.
"Night Call" (1964) - Atmospheric and character-driven classic episode has an elderly woman harrassed by mysterious telephone calls. Richard Matheson was the writer; he was good at this type of story.
"From Agnes, With Love" (1964) - I liked this quirky episode. Wally Cox is very good as a geeky programmer whose computer sabotages his love life.

October 3, 2016

7. Don't Breathe (2016) - Tense thriller - though its plot holes become evident when you think about it afterward.

October 4, 2016

8. The Rogues' Tavern (1936) - This is a dated, goofy little production - with a killer trying to frame a dog(!!) for her murders.

October 5, 2016

9. The Black Raven (1943) - Another dated, goofy production that's basically one of those old dark house type stories. George Zucco and Glenn Strange appear.

October 6, 2016

10. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - Lead actors John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are fantastic. The first 2/3 of the movie are tense; but as soon as Winstead's character vacates the bunker, the film's final 1/3 goes tragically awry.

October 7, 2016

11. Captive Wild Woman (1943) - John Carridine is a truly sinister mad doctor here, and Evelyn Ankers was the premiere scream queen of her time, but this minor Universal effort is decidedly mediocre.

October 8, 2016

12. Night Monster (1942) - A larger cast of characters than the norm for Universal horror at the time. Strains of The Abominable Dr. Phibes in the plot. This has a goofy but effective conceit wherein the frogs and nightlife stop making sounds whenever the killer stalks in the woods at night.

October 9, 2016

13. The Black Cat (1941) - Good ensemble of Universal Horror regulars appear in this horror comedy. Bela Lugosi was also in the earlier - and otherwise unrelated - The Black Cat from the same studio.

October 10, 2016

14. The Twilight Zone {4 Episodes}
"Spur of the Moment" (1964) - Another brooding episode written by Richard Matheson has a young fiancee haunted by her future self.
"Queen of the Nile" (1964) - Charles Beaumont wrote this entertaining - albeit obvious - episode. Frank Ferguson from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein has a cameo.
"What's in the Box" (1964) - I was a little surprised, given 1960's television norms, by how violent this episode was.
"The Masks" (1964) - Rod Serling wrote this one - and despite the obvious ending, it's a creepy vignette.

October 11, 2016

15. The Twilight Zone {4 Episodes}
"I am the Night - Color Me Black" (1964) - This somber Rod Serling-penned episode has a town experience darkness on the day a murderer is scheduled to be hung.
"Caesar and Me" (1964) - A sinister ventriloquist doll and a sadistic little girl work to make this a creepy episode.
"Stopover in a Quiet Town" (1964) - This episode feels like quintessential "Twilight Zone" even though the twist is very obvious. Nancy Malone was cute here.
"Mr. Garrity and the Graves" (1964) - Sort of a goofy episode - but the twist involving a con man who offers to raise the dead is well-done.

October 12, 2016

16. The Twilight Zone {4 Episodes}
"The Brain Center at Whipple's" (1964) - The twist is very obvious; however, Richard Deacon's performance makes this episode worthwhile.
"Come Wander with Me" (1964) - Great creepy ending completes this spin on old folk music songs.
"The Fear" (1964) - Horror actress Hazel Court stars in this last episode of the episode of the series to be written by Rod Serling.
"The Bewitchin' Pool" (1964) - Surprisingly mediocre for the final episode of the series. Odd overdubs(?) of dialogue too.

October 13, 2016

17. Shades of Darkness {2 Episodes}
"The Lady Maid's Bell" (1983)
"Afterward" (1983) - Two episodes of the relatively obscure British television series adapting classic ghost stories. This particular pair were slow burn productions of Edith Wharton tales.

October 14, 2016

18. The Shallows (2016) - A tense survival thriller with a young woman struggling to survive while stranded off-shore by a great white shark. The climax was over-the-top; but otherwise, this film is pretty good.

October 15, 2016

19. The Magnetic Monster (1953) - An odd 50's creature feature in that the titular monster isn't a monster at all but an energy-craving radioactive element.

October 16, 2016

20. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) - I remembered this film from long ago - it's a fun little monster flick, with an appealing cast. I also liked the side plot involving the romance between the navy lieutenant and widow secretary.

October 17, 2016

21. The Funhouse Massacre (2015) - A fun supporting cast - including Jere Burns and Robert Englund - in a fun-ish horror flick. There's a bit too much movie for the material, though.

October 18, 2016

22. The Conjuring 2 (2016) - Well-made sequel to The Conjuring that sees James Wan return to the director's chair with stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. Good, creepy work from all around!

October 19, 2016

23. Krampus (2015) - This horror comedy has some amusing moments - but overall it could have - and should have - been better.

October 20, 2016

24. Sinister 2 (2015) - Not nearly as bad as reviews suggest - but the 8 MM scenes are pretty intense. My wife did not like this movie because of them.

October 21, 2016

25. {2 Documentaries}
Lugosi, The Dark Prince (2006)
Karloff, The Gentle Monster (2006) - Two reasonably interesting documentaries on Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff respectively. Both understandably focus primarily upon their Universal output, as they were produced for the home video packages of Dracula and Frankenstein.

October 22, 2016

26. {2 Documentaries}
The Road to Dracula (1999)
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (2002) - A solid pair of documentaries focused upon the making of Dracula and Frankenstein respectively that have been included on all of the films' various DVD & Blu-Ray releases.

October 23, 2016

27. {2 Documentaries}
Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (2000)
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) - Another good pair of documentaries, this time on The Invisible Man and The Phantom of the Opera respectively. The latter is especially interesting as it considers several Phantom of the Opera adaptations in depth.

October 24, 2016

28. {2 Documentaries}
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. (2010)
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce (2008) - Two good documentaries on the titular figures from Universal Horror history; however, I thought the latter could have benefited from further development.

October 25, 2016

29. {2 Documentaries}
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of the Wolf Man (1999)
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Monsters! (2000) - Two more good documentaries; these focused on the Wolf Man and Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein along with their various sequels / follow-ups.

October 26, 2016

30. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) - One of those unusual cases where the sequel is an improvement upon the original (in this case, a significant improvement).

October 27, 2016

31. Lights Out (2016) - Clever premise; at 81 minutes it doesn't wear out its welcome either.

October 28, 2016

32. Nosferatu (1922) - A 730 PM showing of this silent horror classic at the historic Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, NJ, accompanied by Brett Miller performing the complete score *from memory* on the "Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ" = one unique "date night" with the wife.

October 29, 2016

33. {2 Documentaries}
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999)
She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (1999) - Two more documentaries on classic Universal horror films, this time focused on The Mummy and The Bride of Frankenstein.

October 30, 2016

34. {1 Documentary}
Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (2000) - One last documentary this year - this one covering The Creature from the Black Lagoon and its two sequels.
The Twilight Zone {2 Episodes}
"Where Is Everybody?" (1959) - Interesting first episode of the series sees an amnesiac lost in a deserted town.
"One for the Angels" (1959) - Murray Hamilton is quite good as Mr. Death.

[U]October 31, 2016[/B]

35. Black Friday (1940) - Vintage Universal feature starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Not bad - though it needed a bigger role for Lugosi.

... and that is that for the 2016 October Horror Movie Challenge. 35 films this year. That's 10 fewer than 2016 - but not the least amount in the eleven years I've participated in the challenge. Bring on October 2017!!

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2016 Total = 35 movies
All-Time 11-Year Total = 439 movies

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Stats:
Movies/Entries: 67
Checklist completed. Not all optional items completed.
First Time Views: 26
Years Participating: 7
Years: 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

List:
Spoiler:

September 30th
1. Gremlins: A real comedy horror classic. I love the way Dante makes these movies.
October 1
2. The Mind's Eye ☼: Apes scanners somewhat heavily. But still as good of a Scanners follow up as Scanners 2. Not sure if it is better, but it feels a good bit like Scanners despite being shot less masterfully.
3. Gremlins 2: More slapstick and zany than the original and less gritty. But a lot of great off the wall moments and still a few pleasant brutal moments.
4. Goosebumps: Family friendly with tons of monsters and a few lightly spooky moments. Wife enjoyed it as a bonus.

October 2
5. Hostel: Still don't like this one. Everything just seems so mean spirited and I don't like any of the characters.
6. Fright Night 2: Pale imitation of the series. None of the characters were likable. Mostly annoying and the movie is boring. Was waiting for the people to die so I wouldn't have to put up with them anymore. Also, what school has a headmaster just bursting in your room to tell you to get up so you can make it to class?
7. The Visit ☼: This was pretty decent. The little brother was pretty annoying, but I really enjoyed the others. I liked the grandfather a lot. Wife thought the twist was a little too obvious
October 3
8. The Mind's Eye Commentary with Joe Begos
9. The Mind's Eye Commentary with Joe Begos, Zak Zeman, Josh Ethier and Graham Skipper
October 4
10. Hostel Part II ☼: Ummm, better than the first? I guess. I found characters a little more interesting. It felt a little less mean spirited and gore for the sake of it. Still see no reason to watch it again.
11. Gremlins Commentary with Dante, Finell and Wallas: Another good commentary track from Dante. He obviously has fun revisiting these movies.
12. Chopping Mall ☼: Good time. It is cheesy as about anything else, but a lot of fun actually. Also the Vestron Video release looks pretty darn good for an older b movie.
October 5
13. Supernatural S10/E09 / Supernatural S10/E10: Got back on the wagon recently. Still want to see where this goes.
14. Gremlins 2 Commentary.
October 6
15. Supernatural S10/E11: Nice little distraction with our old friend Charlie. Fun little monster of the week-ish style break. Enjoyed this one quite a bit.
Supernatural S10/E12: Another one this is monster of the week-ish. Dean's bit about what it is like to be 14 again was fantastic. So far we've seen Dean aged and de-aged. When does Sam get the age treatment?
16. Supernatural S10/E13: This one continues in the line of relatively independent stories. This one is about a vengeful spirit through electronics. This one was less entertaining than the last few.
Supernatural S10/E14: This one goes back to being more involved in the Mark of Cain story. Pretty good showdown in the episode. Nice to make some degree of progress instead just the what will they do about this.
17. Green Room ☼: Wow, that was intense. I'm not sure if it was the confined quarters, but it just felt tense throughout the movie. It wasn't entirely what I expected either. It surprised me in some good ways.
October 7
18. Dark Night of the Scarecrow ☼: Not bad for a TV movie. I felt the atmosphere was quite good and spooky. While I didn't love the music used for the score, it was quite effective.
October 8
19. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust: Haven't watched this in a decade. I still enjoy it quite a bit. It looks good on blu and has some fun characters and battles. I enjoyed both the gang of vampire hunters as well as the gang of mercenaries. The final showdown and plot twist was solid as well. Glad I revisited.
20. Bite Marks ☼: This was just garbage. On the one hand, I found the intro and outro music fun and appreciate that they tried something new with vampire lore, the movie just didn't work. It was not just slow, it drug for the first half or so. When it picks up, it is still slow and uninteresting. At least we got Stephen Geoffreys saying "You're So Cool, Brewster!"
October 9
21. The Faculty: This was better than I remember. The mood was frequently well done and the acting was fine from these kids who were not yet big names.
22. The Witch ☼: This was very atmospheric and slow burn. I think it was mostly effective, but not really my cup of tea.
23. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: This one is fun. Kind of a newer sort of Monster Squad. I know a lot of people give it grief for it having a lot of crass humor, but I'd argue so did Monster Squad for its time. A good watch.
24. Spring ☼: This is another slow-burn movie. Weird premise and very character focused. I really enjoyed it once the mystery was revealed and the two began to connect. The lead up to the end and the finale were both very enjoyable.
October 10
25. Hobgoblins ☼: Terrible. Probably the worst thing I've watched so far. Bad acting and nonsense storytelling. It is like a bad Charles Band film.
October 11
26. Supernatural S10/E15: Monster of the week episode with our friend Cole. Enjoyed this a bit. Reminded me of the episode of Angel where Fred was infected with a parasite that dehydrated her.
Supernatural S10/E16: The brothers look into a possible haunting. It was fine, but mostly a vehicle for the Rowena story.
27. Supernatural S10/E17: Mostly just moving the longer running arcs along. We see our old annoying scribe again. That won't backfire...
Supernatural S10/E18: Introducing the Stynes and the book. This one was pretty good
October 12
28. Supernatural S10/E19: Continuing the plots with decoding the book. Starting to get bored with some of the plots.
Supernatural S10/E20: Wrapping up the presence of Jimmy Novak's daughter and the arc with his family. Slow mover with satisfying enough tying up of lose ends.
29. Supernatural S10/E21: Charlie works on and figures out how to decode the book. The Stynes continue their pursuit of the book and Charlie. Sad ending.
Supernatural S10/E22: Sam tries to kill Crowley with some powerful magic. Dean goes after the Stynes with a seriousness.
October 13
Power came back on!
30. Supernatural S10/E23: Dean decides to end it all, but must also end Sam to end the whole cycle of brother save brother. Obviously, this doesn't go down quite like that and chaos ensues.
Supernatural S11/E01: The chaos that they set off in the finale has started to move through the world. People are taken over with a madness and have become violent.
31. Frightmare(1974) ☼: Recently released mental patients. Bizarre enough. The acting was solid. Pretty enjoyable, but probably a one time watch for me.
32. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: I feel bad because I've never liked the franchise, so I'm trying to give it a shot starting with the original classic. The protagonists were good enough and it was off the wall enough. Unsettling for sure and rather effective. Just didn't love it like everyone else. Maybe it just isn't the franchise for me. Will give the sequel a shot later.
33. Dracula(1973) ☼: Saw this at the FYE and decided to pick it up. Glad I did. Very atmospheric and well acted. I liked some of Matheson's changes as well. Certainly a good Dracula to have around.
October 14
32. Twilight Zone: The Movie ☼: I enjoy anthologies. This one was ok. Obviously has the classic "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" remake which is always fun. Glad I picked this one up.
October 15
33. Wolfen ☼: Interestingly different from the other werewolf movies that were hitting at the time. I do consider it the lesser amongst American Werewolf in London and The Howling. But not bad, by any means.
October 16
34.Supernatural S11/E02: Dean takes Jenna and the baby to her grandmother's, but there is something odd about this baby. Sam searches for a cure to the disease caused by the darkness.
Supernatural S11/E03:
35.Evil Dead: The original Sam Raimi classic. While I don't enjoy the film like I used to, I still love to revisit it in context of the series and the man's career.
36. Krampus ☼: My wife and I rather enjoyed this one. It was a good watch. There are definitely a few holes in the behavior of the parents, but it was a good time if you let those slide.
October 17
37. Idle Hands: This doesn't age as well as I would like, but it is still good fun. The actors seem to be having a great time and give good performance. The comedy still works. The problem is it still just feels like something out of the She's All That era. Just doesn't feel timeless.
October 18
38. The Descent: I love this. Claustrophobic, paranoid, can you trust the people you are with? People pushed to the brink to survive. It has everything to be a great horror thriller.
39. Repo! The Genetic Opera: Doesn't hold up great from when it came out. Not sure what it is. The acting and music is still good. Just doesn't have the same magic any more.
October 19
40. C.H.U.D. ☼: Good, cheesy fun. Will probably pick up the Arrow release when it goes on sale.
October 20
41. [Rec]: Still so much better than the remake. Feels grittier and more uncertain.
42. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein: A comedy horror classic. It is fun to see everyone running about in this and the comedy duo is a classic that holds up.
43. High Tension: I get why people love it, but I still just find it ok. It isn't bad at all and it has clever moments, but it just isn't that enjoyable to me.
44. Killbillies ☼: Low budget horror set in the Slovenian country side. Brutal and a little imaginative. Pays homage to a lot of established movies like TCM and Hostel.
October 21
45. Ghost in the Invisible Bikini ☼: This was pretty goofy. The musical numbers felt out of place from time to time, but it made me laugh.
October 22
46. Cursed: This really isn't all that good. That said, I still enjoy it for some odd reason. The goofy 90s era horror with young people coping with things messing up their world can still be fun.
47. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers: Not too bad. It definitely feels like a 90s horror movie. I don't think it is terrible, just not for me. I do think the behind the scenes issues do show.
48. Evil Dead II: Over time, I've learned to enjoy this more than the first. It has enough of the style of the first with more comedic elements injected.
49. The Curse of Dragstrip Hollow ☼: This was occasionally funny and occasionally melodramatic. Would probably never watch this again.
October 23
50. Special Effects ☼
51. Freddy Vs. Jason: This isn't really aging well. I do like the showdown between the two, but it really has gotten kind of stale over the years.
52. The Hallow ☼: Really enjoyed this story. I know very little of the folklore that so much of it is based on, but it really was enjoyable with a good tone to it.
53. A Christmas Horror Story ☼: I enjoy anthologies, I enjoyed this one. The overall story was a good one, but I was probably most entertained by the Santa story, despite it being the least horror styled.
October 24
54. Priest: This is not a great movie, but not as terrible as its failure would indicate. CGI is way overdone, though.
October 25
55. Halloween (2007) ☼: Not bad. I'm not a huge fan of Rob Zombie, but I found this to be pretty decent.
56. Special Effects Commentary track
57. Monster Squad: Halloween classic at this point. Definitely juvenile at parts, but that is part of its charm.
October 26
58. The Descent Director and Producer etc Commentary track
October 27
59. The Descent Director and Actresses Commentary track
60. The Mummy (1959) ☼: Enjoyed this much more than the original Universal movie. Loved the tone that was set throughout.
October 28
61. Never Cry Werewolf: Clearly a pale imitation of Fright Night. Follows pretty much all the same story beats except for making the neighbor a werewolf instead of a vampire. Watched it many years ago, still don't really care for it other than the obligatory suiting up scenes.
October 29
62. Army of Darkness: Still love Ash. More humor, less horror, but that doesn't hurt it.
63. Frankenstein: Haven't watched the original in years. Still enjoy it a great deal.
64. Graveyard Shift ☼: Not bad. Loved Brad Dourif in this. He is fantastic.
65. Fright Night (2011): Not a bad update to the movie. I like that they changed enough to keep it different and not feel like just a tired retread.
October 30
66. The Gate: Still a good bit of fun. I do like the minions in the movie. It is a bit cheesy for sure, but it is still solid 80s fun.
October 31
67. Odd Thomas: I enjoy the book and the movie. Far from perfect, but it is enjoyable enough. A lot is obvious and fails to surprise, but that isn't the end of the world. Yelchin and Defoe bring some added life to this production as well.
First Time Views: 26





Checklist:
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors[10/10]:
--- Erin Brown -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Mummy (1959)
-X- Sybil Danning - Halloween (2007)
-X- Andrew Divoff - Graveyard Shift
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
--- Camille Keaton -
-X- Christopher Lee - Gremlins 2
-X- Bela Lugosi - Abott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
-X- Bill Moseley - Repo! The Genetic Opera
-X- Tom Noonan - Wolfen
--- Felissa Rose -
-X- Chris Sarandon - Fright Night (2011)
--- Lin Shaye -
-X- John Saxon - From Dusk Til Dawn
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers[2/2]:
-X- Charles Bernstein - Freddy Vs. Jason
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
-X- Christopher Young - Priest

Select 5 directors[5/5]:
-X- Dan Curtis - Dracula(1973)
-X- Joe Dante - Gremlins
-X- Terence Fisher - The Mummy (1959)
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
-X- James Whale - Frankenstein
-X- Jim Wynorski - Chopping Mall

Select 2 makeup effects artists[2/2]:
-X- John Carl Buechler - Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers
--- Barney Burman -
-X- Ed French - C.H.U.D.
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers[2/2]:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
-X- Robert Tapert - Evil Dead
-X- Twisted Pictures - Repo! The Genetic Opera

Select 2 writers[2/2]:
-X- Jaume Balagueró - [Rec]
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
-X- Lou Rusoff - Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types [30/30]:
-X- *3-D Film - Fright Night 2011
--- Agoraphobia -
-X- Anthology Film - Twilight Zone: The Movie
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - High Tension
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - Dracula(1973)
-X- Cannibalism - Killbillies
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - Dracula(1973)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Idle Hands
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Drowning - Halloween
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
-X- Found Footage - The Visit
-X- Frankenstein - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Graveyard Shift
-X- Killer / Evil Child - A Christmas Horror Story
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Goosebumps
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Dracula (1973)
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
-X- Mummy - Goosebumps
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Repo! The Genetic Opera
-X- Nation of Origin: Japan - Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - High Tension
-X- Rape / Revenge - The Mind's Eye
-X- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Anton Yelchin (Green Room, Fright Night (2011)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Goosebumps
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness
-X- Vampire - Bite Marks
-X- Werewolf - Goosebumps
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Witch(2015)
-X- With Commentary - The Mind's Eye
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein: Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr.
-X- Zombie - A Christmas Horror Story

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary"[2/1]:
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
-X- Larry Cohen - Special Effects
-X- Joe Dante - Gremlins
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Blu-ray), (Gremlins).
-X- Second format, (Streaming), (Fright Night 2).
-X- Third format, (DVD), (CHUD).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Spanish), ([Rec]).
-X- Second language, (French), (High Tension).
-X- Third language, (Slovenian), (Killbillies).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that[3/3]:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
--- Was made in the 1940s -
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Features a killer robot - Chopping Mall
-X- Has the words "Night" in the title - Fright Night 2
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
-X- Takes place at a retail establishment - A Christmas Horror Story

Select 8 decades of film history[8/8]:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
-X- 1950 - Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow
-X- 1960 - The Ghost in the Inviisble Bikini
-X- 1970 - Dracula
-X- 1980 - Gremlins
-X- 1990 - Gremlins 2
-X- 2000 - Vampire Hunter D
-X- 2010 - The Mind's Eye

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1941 (75th) -
-X- 1966 (50th) - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
--- 1991 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries[2/2]:
-X- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground – Evil Dead II
-X- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows – Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman -
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -

Select 4 ratings [4/4]:
--- G -
-X- PG - Gremlins
-X- PG-13 - Gremlins 2
-X-- R - Chopping Mall
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - The Mind's Eye
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- (Halloween celebration/party at the resort). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
-X- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (Zombie Highway). OPTIONAL

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October 3rd
1. Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 *
2. Aliens vs Predator Requiem
3. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

October 10th
4. Hellraiser *

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100 Movies
31 Different Beers

Legend:

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Wife's Thoughts In Blue
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- Sept 30th -
1.)

The Blob (1958) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: Love that opening song! Big fan of the '88 version, but have never actually seen the original. It's strange seeing Steve McQueen as a kid and in a 50's monster movie that feels so stereotypical that it almost feels like a homage to the genre. Also a lot more comedy than I would have expected, the 80's version felt so straight in comparison.... except for... ribbed. A classic for sure but much like The Thing From Another World it is overshadowed by it's 80's remake. Man they should have remade more movies in the 80's.
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(3.5 out of 5)
B-1.)

Samuel Adams: Oktoberfest (Massachusetts)
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My Thoughts: Wanted to start out the challenge with something middle of the road, both room for improvement and disappointment. Smooth decent taste, not quite like a real Oktoberfest but close. It's not a bad beer just unremarkable. A good food companion beverage, drinkable but wont overshadow the meal or feel overly proletariat. Felt just about right drinking this while watching The Blob.
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(3 out of 5)
2.)

Commentary For The Blob (1958) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: A split track with the producer and a film historian. Well mostly the producer, feels like only about 5% historian. And I love me some film historian tracks. But the producer did have a lot of interesting thing so say about making and marketing movies back in the 50's. Also a lot of great remembrances about Steve McQueen. A little disappointed on his views of the remake but overall and above average track.
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(3.5 out of 5)
B-2.)

Warsteiner: Oktoberfest (Germany)
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My Thoughts: Mmmmm, that is good, especially after the Sammy. Light crisp, lovely caramel hint and a finish with just a slight bite mixed with flashes of grapes and leaves. The taste of fall. Kind of like driving a regular commuter car and then a driving a high end luxury car. And while I don’t like dropping high scores really early in the challenge this is an easy a 5 out of 5. I need to buy a case of this before the season is over.
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(5 out of 5)
B-3.)

Boulevard: Funky Pumpkin Spiced Sour Ale (Missouri)*
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My Thoughts: There is a strong pumpkin spice scent on top. And even though you have read the bottle and you know what to expect going in, it still surprises you to taste that weird sour cider taste. Almost like a weird soda, then that sharp sourdough aftertaste hits you. Buzz’s girlfriend, woof. I may get a hint of what might be construable as some sort of vegetable flavoring sometimes but aside from smell this pumpkin beer struck me as being relatively pumpkin free. This was a hard beer to get through.
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(2 out of 5)
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Evilspeak (1981) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Goofy, cheesy, 80's-ness, not a film I would have liked as a younger man or closer to when it came out but something that looking back that is highly enjoyable. Ron Howard's brother uses a Apple computer to summon demons to help him take care of the other boys that are bullying him. And there are pigs? Demonic pigs? Not a film you really want to explain to anyone but fun to watch especially a little drunk. And there was a surprising amount of over the top gore for an 80's movie. Glad I own it, and look forward to scaring my daughter with it when she gets older.
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(4 out of 5)

- Oct 1st -
4.)

Gangs Of The Dead (2006) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: You know, based on the title and the cover I put this in expecting it to be a slam dunk 1 out of 5 movie, the worst of the worst, bottom of the bargain bin bile, disgrace to the art of film making. But it was surprisingly decent for a super low budget zombie movie. I liked the cut off from communication conceit being a super high LA smog day. And the set up of two rival gangs and some undercover cops being surrounded in an abandoned warehouse was an interesting one. And they even got Reggie for a day! It's by no means a good movie and does sputter out a bit in the third act but not awful, not awful.
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(2.5 out of 5)
B-4.)

Coop: Oktoberfest (Oklahoma)
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My Thoughts: Year two for this local-ish based Oklahoma beer is a little more on point for an Oktoberfest brew. Getting a bit of that caramel taste but the finish is too sharp. Bit of a hoppy laundry detergent afterbite to it. Ok, maybe not as good as last year. The finish ruins it taking what was an average beer down just a notch. Does get a little better as it warms and that detergent taste goes away still a hair below par though.
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(2.5 out of 5)
B-5.)

Occulto (Missouri)
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My Thoughts: Second year for this weirdo too. This tequila barrel aged blue agave infused cervesa has a really unique taste. Starts like regular beer but quickly turns into that weird cactus-y minty taste with hint of tequila. As I said last year, not something I would buy in quantity but and excellent pick for a day of the dead party. Damn… now I want tacos… but cant drive….
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Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night (2010) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: The secret layer of society (i.e. vampires and werewolves living among us) movies are always fun if unoriginal genre film. This film was a bit mired by it's PG-13 rating but subject matter was enough to hold interest. Dylan Dog (played by disastrous lead of Superman Returns) is a recently retired paranormal investigator that is pulled back in when breathers start turning up dead. I liked the comic relief side kick but overall this film is just to broad and mainstream to be anything remarkable. Reminded me a lot of R.I.P.D.
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(3 out of 5)

- Oct 2nd -
6.) - 10.)

Forever Knight S03E01-E10 (1995) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: My final year with Forever Knight, I will always hold a secret grudge against Big Lots for selling season 1 and then never the next 2 seasons! There was a lot of cast shakeups here at the start of season three, but at least they had the decency to kill the characters off as opposed to just having them going on vacation or transferring to another precinct and never coming back. They do seem to be running out of ideas here in season three, directly stealing from movies like Silence Of The Lambs (Nick obviously not being afraid of that Hannibal character), slumming it with a Jerry Springer style episode and even having a vamp seeing eye dog. Ok, admittedly I really liked that last one. It's never an amazing show but it's comfortable and with just the right subject matter.
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(2.5-3.5 out of 5)
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Prince Of Darkness (1987) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: This is the last movie from Carpenter's height that I hadn't seen yet. And wow, it was great. It's a little embracing that I have made it this long without seeing this. I think a lot of it had to do with not really connecting with the box cover art/poster when I was younger as that was how I made most of my horror decisions back then (and still do to a lesser degree). The movie stars multiple actors from Carpenters other masterpieces, a fantastic original carpenter score, it drips ambiance and is one of, if not the, best ancient evil movies I have ever seen. I have but 1 critique, I wish they had gone a different mayor shown more of the container, it felt kind of like a gimmicky effect. That last bit is what prevented this from garner my highest score. Still this is mandatory viewing for any self described horror fan.
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(4.5 out of 5)
B-6.)

Mustang: OKtoberfest Marzen (Oklahoma)*
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My Thoughts: I do like how the caramel is dialed up on this one but the sediment kills it. Starts out ok but quickly blurs into that lingering dirty river water taste that is evident of the beer not being properly filtered. And it is a pretty cloudy beer too. Thanks for 5.5% though that's nice. Now… change the name to Dirty Marzen and pretend like that is what you were trying to do all along and maybe…
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(2.5 out of 5)
11.5) - 13.)

Fear The Walking Dead S02E13-15 & The Talking Dead (2016) (TV)*
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My Thoughts: How does this family make such constantly horrible decisions and still survive? One thing I have liked about these last 6 years of Walking Dead, is that is has given me a lot of time to think about my zombie survival plan, even if I probably would be one of the first ones to go. First stick it out in the suburbs, let the fighting and the chaos happen while you move house to house collecting weapons and supplies. Being in Oklahoma should afford a lot of weapons, maybe even something awesome like a minigun. Walking Dead could use more heavy armaments. Also why Mexico? Go north to Alaska, I bet things are going just fine up there. Anyway in true TWD style everyone has to leave what was a great set up because of poor decisions or stronger groups. At least this time they all left in style though.
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(3.5 out of 5)
B-7.)

Goose Island Beer Co: Oktoberfest (Illinois)*
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My Thoughts: A lot more barley with this one. Not bad, I always prefer barly flavor to hops anyway. It has a nice smooth creamy flavor with a very slight up front hops bite as opposed to the more bitter and typical hops after bite. Caramel up front with notes of white greap with a barley finish. I like this beer.
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(4.5 out of 5)
B-8.)

Flying Dog: The Fear Imperial Pumpkin (Maryland)*
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My Thoughts: With a name like Imperial Pumpkin I am already apprehensive. There is a strong deep pumpkin spice scent on top, like putting your note up to a pumpkin spice air wick. The beer it’s self is bitter with a coffee/chalk taste. But I do appreciate the lack of a hoppy bite and the 10% alcohol certainly helps. Man I am going to be sloshed by the end of this and probably freaked the fuck out as I am taking a breather from Mama currently to write this. This nutmeg spiced black coffee beer is not terrible but also not something to take lightly. This is the kind of beer that will grow hair on your chest.
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(3.5 out of 5)
14.)

Mama (2013) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: I watched the short this movie was based on during my first October Horror Movie Challenge way back in 2010. There was a high level of creep out for me watching this movie, especially having a daughter myself now. But the CG distorted creature was just not as scary as it could have been if they had done it more practically. I had the same complaint with The Conjuring 2 and it's Crooked Man. But perhaps I have just watched too many ghost movies lately after having several rock my socks here in the past few years. I am glad it saved those girls though. On a side note, my program for reacclimatizing those girls to the world would have been constant TV, I mean really why not pump them with TV like non-stop?
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(3.5 out of 5)

- Oct 3rd -
15.)

The House Of Seven Corpses (1974) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: This was not the House By The Cemetary-esk feature I was hoping it would be. Instead it seems that they found a house and decided to shoot a movie there before they actually had a script to go with it. What they did shoot was a boring we are shooting a movie movie. The bad acting, effects & plot are not helped by the John Carradine bit part or addition of murder zombies in the final act. In fact aside for the location I can't really think of anything nice to say about this film.... picture quality was pretty good. Oh well, I have newly adjusted hopes for the rest of the Severin OOP blowout bundle now.
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(2 out of 5)
16.)

Curse Of Chucky (2013) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: “It’s just a doll, what’s the worst that could happen?” Who would ever say that? This was less of a reset than I was lead to believe and more of a tonal shift sequel. And of all the horror franchises Child's Play really needed one of those after getting really far out there in the last few years. I wasn't particularly impressed with the killer doll outing this time. As a genre it is a bit of a 1 trick pony. For what it is it is ok though. I did like the call backs and the practicalities of fighting a paraplegic were interesting.
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(3 out of 5)
17.)

Commentary For Prince Of Darkness (1987) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Director John Carpenter and actor Peter Jason participate in this track that was recorded around 1999. It is a lively track and while it doesn't go as much into the movie as you might think these two are pleasant to listen to. I actually kind of think actor Peter Jason steals the show a bit here talking about other things he is been in and constantly ribbing Carpenter. Also he seems to remember things much more clearly than Carpenter does. At least the kind of things I wanted to here. JC does go into the making of quite a bit and reveals some interesting stuff about himself as well. Worth a listen, you could do a lot worse on a commentary track.
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(3.5 out of 5)
18.)

The Babadook (2014) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: This film was a lot deeper than I had thought going in. Or was it? It's left open to interpretation. Is it about a demon who prays on this single mom and her child via his popup book? Or is this a movie about psychological disorders and over coming them.. or not? It is at the very least a thought provoking film. Not quite the 'turn on the lights' fright flick I was anticipating, in fact most of the time I found it uncomfortable to watch (being a rambunctious only child of a single mother myself). This is round 2 in writing this review and I have to say it was much better the first time around, you are really missing out. And by you I mean me in the future as no one will ever read this.
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(3.5 out of 5)
19.)

Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow (2007) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Really good 'making of' documentary. My favorite bits were about the cockroach wangling and how one of the creatures was made of a real human skeleton! And from India no less, ROTLD fans will get it. A little surprised they couldn't get King to participate in this. And as I have said in seemingly ever other Horror docu review here in the last few year; I think I would have liked this one a lot better if I had never seen Crystal Lake Memories and Never Sleep Again. Those guys need to get on it with some more stuff! I am curious to get into some of the commentary tracks and special features of this one at a later date as well.
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(3.5 out of 5)

- Oct 4th -
20.)

Xtro (1982) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: Xtro is one of the best Alien "knockoffs" ever. It's about a man who gets abducted and when he comes back he's not quite the same anymore. Lots weird sexual stuff, ultra violence and British chicks. It's like the fun version of The Possession or maybe a more cohesive version at any rate. It's a gooey, drippy, rapey, 80's monster movie, just be sure to skip the sequels.
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(4.5 out of 5)
21.)

Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood (1996) (Blu-Ray)
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My Thoughts: I have a weird relationship with this movie. Obviously when it came out 12 year old me was jazzed. The first TFTC movie had been great, this had vampires and most likely a ton of boobs, so I was in. Add to that that is starred Erika Eleniak who I had a huge crush on at the time. Then watched the movie. Not a good movie. The acting is bad, the plot is bad and it just feels kind of cheap. Plus EE wasn't naked (and she was always naked!). So needless to say it didn't leave me with a pretty bad impression of the final TFTC outing. Over the years I have softened on this and grown to appreciate it for what it is. A passable average 90's horror movie. Did have that one fun Ballroom Bitz scene though and the connection to Demon Knight was nice.
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(3 out of 5)
22.)

Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood (1996) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: What pearls of wisdom, what galactic truths are hidden in the audio commentary for Bordello Of Blood? An all joking aside this moderated track with the writer/producer was fantastic! We get a ton of behind the scenes info about the series and the hell that was apparently making Bordello of Blood. The writer has something bad to say (even if he tries to say it in a nice way) about everyone! And it super entertaining to listen to. Fascinating stories about Corey Feldman attaching Dennis Miller and Erika Eleniak demanding they rewrite her straight laced 2 day before she was due to be filming! And she was going to be a stripper before that, super disappointing. Also apparently Bordello Of Blood was not suppose to be the next TFTC movie instead there was a movie called Dead Easy that was said to be much more like Don't Look Now that they had planned on until being forced to make this one. Best track I have listened to in a long time.
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(5 out of 5)
B-9.)

Anthem Brewing Co: Ogletoberfest (Oklahoma)*
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My Thoughts: Smell like a cheap beer but hits the pallet nicely. Medium floral hops up front finishing crisp and light. Not really feeling Oktoberfest. As you get into it a burnt caramel hint does come out but also as it warms those hops take on a sharper more unpleasant taste but just slightly. This beer was a bit boring actually almost like a beer flavored beverage… maybe that is just because I drink weird/imported stuff all the time though. I like how the hops are on the front of the tongue. Perhaps this would be a good beer to fruit.
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(3 out of 5)
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Psycho Sleepover (2008) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: This shoe string budget Slumber Party Massacre-esk spoof was surprisingly sharp and entertaining. Obviously amateur actors but the script here was solid! Had a great time with this and was entertained throughout, I would even go so far as to lump this in with some of my other favorite horror spoofs (such as Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh and Return Of The Killer Tomatoes). It really makes the more recent Full Moon tripe look that much worse when a no budget film like this can be so good. Good acquisition Troma.
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(4 out of 5)
B-10.)

Samuel Adams: 20 Pounds Of Pumpkin (Massachusetts)*
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My Thoughts: Nice spicy pumpkin bread on top. Super on point for a pumpkin pie beer. The most seasonal tasting beer I have had thus far. Clear, crisp. You get that cinnimon nutmeg taste with minimal hops. Surprisingly good for a Sammy. Very on point for pumpkin without being weird or grotesque or just being pumpkin A nice improvement to their more plain Jane Harvest Pumpkin Ale.
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(4 out of 5)
24.)

Hellbenders 3D (2012) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Interesting comedic take on the exorcism sub-genre. A group of priests who constantly sin, so if they are ever possessed they can commit suicide and take the demons back to hell with them. Not a great movie but an enjoyable one and in 3D too. And in all honesty that is pretty much the only reason I bought it in the first place, always on the hunt for new 3D content. I did find myself less interested in the demon fighting part and just wanting to see this group interact with each other.
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(3.5 out of 5)

- Oct 5th -
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Night Of Dark Shadows (1971) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: I really wasn't in the mood for Dark Shadows today so I found the one Dark Shadows property that had the least to do with the series. In Night Of Dark Shadows a young couple inherits Collingwood Estate only to find after moving there that they seem to be dead ringers for the people in the portraits on the wall. No werewolves or vampires in this movie, just past life influencing current. I kind of like how they didn't muddle it up too much, it was very straight forward considering the series at this point was obtusely complicated and interconnected. It reminded me a lot of The House Of Seven Corpses yet more watchable and less tedious even though it was still a bit bland. I watched this on Dailymotion but this really would have benefitted from an HD viewing, even just considering the scenery and the buildings. It should be noted if you are a big Dark Shadows fan there is really nothing here for you though.
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(3 out of 5)
26.)

Evil Ed (1997) (VHS)
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My Thoughts: I really didn't like this movie when I first got it as a kid.I didn't see it as parody back then just demented and unpleasant with super weird voice acting. Coming back to it now is a different story though. This Swedish made satire of the horror film industry and censorship is actually fairly enjoyable. It follows a man who goes crazy after editing the fictional Lose Limbs franchise down for European release. The fictional movie within a movie scenes are actually my favorite part of this one. And some of that Bill Moseley voiceover really sticks with you. A fun over the top ultraviolet romp.
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(3.5 out of 5)
27.)

Howling II (1985) (VHS)
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My Thoughts: I love this 80's soundtrack. Christopher Lee and team are hunting werewolves in Transylvania and they kill a lot of them. Fun bad 80's werewolf movie. Some weird pseudo-beastiality, lots of nudity, midgets, werewolf witchcraft and maybe a magical gargoyle creature? This is a VHS tape that I desperately need to upgrade, lots of hard to decipher on tape night scenes. Also stick around for the bizarre music video credits.
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(4 out of 5)
28.) - 30.)

American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12 (2015 - 2016) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: As I was watching I realized that this is kind of twisted Dark Shadows of our times. The second half of Hotel never seems to get quite as depraved as the first, although by this point the audience is pretty desensitized. Lot of sex, everyone dies, murders a plenty and all very stylish. I liked Hotel better than the last two American Horror Story outings. But the epilogue on this one was weak, I do appreciate that we get to keep going after the typical horror movie ending but the one ghost deciding not to kill anymore because she got really into social media? Lame. Otherwise great show and Lady GaGa was amazingly sexy, I hope she does more genre stuff.
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(3 - 4 out of 5)

- Oct 6th -
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The Rage (2007) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Oh there's Reggie again, he seems to be doing the rent me for a day circuit that Lee and Cushing used to do. Reggie, as much as I love him, is not quite the actor they are though. Also it was very ham fisted the way they had him bring up Phantasm. Then there is Erin Brown or as I knew her growing up Misty Mundae. Now the point of seeing Misty Mundae movies in the past is that she would be naked, a lot. She was not naked in this movie. This was a bad movie, there was a lot of terrible cg and a lot of cg where we really didn't even need it (CG poop, your movie never needs cg poop). And despite this being a pretty terrible all around movie, I embarrassingly did sort of like it, it does hit the tropes in a kind of fun slapstick-y way. Please do not read into that as a recommendation of any kind though.
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(2 out of 5)
32.)

Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Bela Lugosi plays a scientist trying to combine people blood and gorilla blood? But he also does a sideshow act with said gorilla to earn extra money... Can't give Universal too much crap about this as it is based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Lugosi is in his element as creepy scientist and there is a lot of dark humor here as two of our main characters are med students who frequently acquire things from the local morgue. The gorilla in this film is actually a chimp but much more frequently a man in a suit with his back turned to the camera. An interesting aside and checklist completion for me for actors on this one and it fits todays public domain theme.
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(3 out of 5)
33.)

Night Of The Comet (1984) (Blu-Ray)
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My Thoughts: In the Haley’s Comet driven horror sub genre this movie holds a special place in my heart. The world is swept clean after the earth travels through the tale of this galactic traveling comet. The only people still alive are 2 valley girls and Chakotay from Voyager. And mutants, there are always mutants; you never get the city entirely to yourself. I love these apocalyptic catastrophe movies set in abandoned cities, I always find it fascinating to think about. And I am always looking to see if I can catch things in the corners of the frames that the filmmakers missed. And you do get at least 1 guy leaving a building with this one but otherwise they did an excellent job of showing an abandoned metropolis. It's a lighthearted goofy picture of the apocalypse, with shopping montages and arguments about boys. I am actually super jazzed to listen to the female leads audio commentary that Scream Factory has put on this disc!
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(4 out of 5)
34.)

Commentary For Night Of The Comet (1984) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: A surprisingly subdued track with a lot of awkward silences. What is there is enjoyable but man this track could have used a better moderator. He made the same joke a couple of times, seemed to stumble over what he was saying frequently and allowed way too much silence on the track (and I hated his voice but that is neither here nor there (I hate the way my voice sounds when played back to me too)). Although it was a little lacking in substance there were some interesting stories about casting and wardrobe here and the girls vision of what the sequel would be. A passable track but it could have been way better.
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(3 out of 5)
B-11.)

Sierra Nevada: Octoberfest (California)
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My Thoughts: Has a delicious crisp, almost a little fruity, taste at first. But it seems like with each successive swallow an aftertaste builds with intensity on the back of your pallet. But I did find it to be good solid beer once you get over that taste. And certainly better than their Oktoberfest outing last year. Does take on a lot more barley as it warms but not in an over powering way.
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(3.5 out of 5)
B-12.)

Jack-O Traveler: Pumpkin Shandy (Vermont)
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My Thoughts: Very heavy pumpkin spice scent on top. So this was on the clearance rack at my local liquor store, obviously left over from last year. So last year I said “This beer reminded me of eating a pumpkin spice cake donut” and I graded it a 3.5 out of 5. And I have got to say it hasn’t really aged. Still taste a little sweet and hits all those bready pumpkin spice notes. There is a hint of a bitter after taste on this that might part of the aging process that just knocks it down a hair. I was about to give this a 4 and say it was a toss up between this and the 20lbs of Pumpkin until then. Still a very interesting beer. Perhaps best icy.
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(3.5 out of 5)
35.) - 36.)

American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E01-04 (2016) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Getting back to their roots after 6 seasons on the air with a haunted house story. This time in a secluded location and told in a rather unique way. The series is presented as a reality show/re-enactment, an interesting angle but it does de-tooth it a bit in the scares/creepy department. What is does allow for is an over the top hammy performances, most notably from series newbie Cuba Gooding Jr (which I found highly enjoyable). In true AHS the story gets deep and fast, so deep even that it feels almost over here at the end of episode 4. Not sure how much farther they can go with it but I am curious to see. Also I thought that weird swamp witch looked oddly attractive; it was GaGa.
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(3.5 - 4 out of 5)

- Oct 7th -
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Pigs (1972) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Everyone was so weird in the 70's. Crazy old farmer who likes to feed his pigs corpses from the local morgue and the occasional help hires someone crazier than he is as a waitress for his small town cafe. But not like TCM2 crazy more like Tourist Trap crazy.... Anyway it is a mild 70's horror movie. Kind of weird that I have had so many pig related movies lately though... Originally titled the much more forgettable; Daddy's Deadly Darling.
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(3 out of 5)
38.)

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: What can be said about Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers that hasn't been said before countless times? it's one of those movies that you never want to tell someone you own, or watch, or love. A guilty 80's pleasure that stands the test of time. It's weird how my perception of this movie has changed over time as well. Young me remembers it being so sleazy and dirty. Watching it now it is obviously a light hearted horror comedy in line with things like Blood Sucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg and Return To Horror High. Staring 2 of the 80's B-Movie Scream Queen Trifecta (Quigly & Bauer), and of course their ample assets, this is a movie that I desperately need to upgrade to Blu-Ray.
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(4 out of 5)
39.) - 44.)

Forever Knight S03E11-22 (1995 -1996) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: After 3 years I have completed the trilogy. I wonder though when, if ever, these discs will get another spin. Buffy for sure will, but I don't know about Forever Knight. Highlights of the second half of the final season were episodes featuring exorcism, video game addiction and a racist serial killer. Also they really kicked up the gore in season 3, surprisingly for 90's tv, but I guess it was cable. Best episode was Nick getting really into VR, remember in the 90's when we thought VR was going to happen? Super disappointed with ending of the series though, I guess they had intended it to be a cliffhanger but it seemed pretty definite. I think now I need to seek out the movie that this series was based on so I can make it a 4 year tradition.
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(2.5-3.5 out of 5)

- Oct 8th -
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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: I have only seen the first two Wrong Turns (a series that started before the widespread usage of GPS direction devices) but I didn't think that would be a problem in just jumping into #5, and it wasn't. Quite a step down from the first two, the make up on the Non-Zombie Redneck Hillbilly Murder Family looks terrible compared to what they were doing when this series first stated, almost like masks. The movie was set primarily in a small town and obvious studio backlot. And there just wasn't that tension that existed in the first movie, sure a lot of people died but the story really only seemed to be servicing elaborate death scenes. Low budget murder trash, they do have several nude scenes (fortunate not of the family) and they way they explain the lack of communication with the outside world is that they pull down the cell tower (a suspiciously small cell tower). Not recommendable and something I only tried due to it being a $3 Big Lots blu-ray.
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(2 out of 5)
B-13.)

Hacker-Pschorr: Original Oktoberfest (Germany)
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My Thoughts: Good solid Oktoberfest ale. A hardy beer without having that overly hoppy taste. I would consider this about par for a German Oktoberfest. Great balance with hints of white grape, pear and of course caremel. This is another six pack from last year I got off the clearance display at my liquor store. And I think in this instance it might have affected the taste somewhat. Lat year I gave this beer a 5 out of 5 but this is more in line with a 4. Still a great beer though. And I had an online rebate coupon that I got to use on top of the clearance price!
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(4 out of 5)
B-14.)

Spaten: Oktoberfest (Germany)*
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My Thoughts: A new green bottle beer Oktoberfest brew this year. Less of that Heiniken taste and maybe a mixture 1/4th crevasse 3/4th marzen? Interesting. Heavy mellow/bitter barley aftertaste. Not terrible and always good to have a green bottle beer now and again to calibrate your taste of brown bottle beers. Also who knows, maybe one day I will have a green bottle beer that will knock my socks off?
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(3 out of 5)
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Burying The Ex (2014) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: It's the reversed sex version of My Boyfriend Is Back! Only this time it's a bad relationship. Right before breaking up with his terrible girlfriend, the late Star Trek's Chekov sees her hit by a bus. Three weeks later a curse brings her crawling out of her grave and wanting to jump right back into said bad relationship (except now as a horned up zombie she is even harder to get along with). The dialog seemed cliched and the whole project felt a hair forced but subject matter overcame and I found this one to be fairly entertaining if a somewhat overly pandering movie. Also that girl with the blue eyes was quite enchanting, I knew I had seen her somewhere before and had to IMDB her. Come to find out I watched her last year in TCM3D and said this about her "But I do call shenanigans on Leatherface having such attractive kinfolk."
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(3.5 out of 5)

- Oct 9th -
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The Cure (1997) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: Odd, almost experimental, Japanese movie about a string of murders where normal people randomly kill family/friends and then mutilate their bodies all in the same way. The movie sets it's tone by being very slow and completely (if I recall correctly) devoid of any musical cues. That last part just seems so weird to write out, I might have to go back and fact check that. But suffice to say it can be a bit of a chore to sit through at times. I liked the plot and the effects and the actors and really dug the director the movie was going but they left the end way open in a very unsatisfying way. I am giving it a three because it was interesting and unique but I feel like this project could have been easily reworked into a four.
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(3 out of 5)
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The Voices (2014) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Ryan Reynolds plays a man who hears voices that tell him to kill, and those voices frequently come from his household pets. This is a surprisingly endearing comedy that I really enjoyed. It's hard to a serial killer likable but you can't not like Ryan in this. I mean I would date him, he's just adorable. Lots of kooky other fun stuff in here too and those ending credits... How I have not heard more chatter about this movie is beyond me.
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(4 out of 5)
49.)

The Lift (1983) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Thrilling extended scenes of elevator maintenance, terrifyingly long shots of people taking the stairs and of course a series of cold blooded/plot halting meals. This dutch movie about a bank of elevators that has gained sentience and goes crazy after a lightning strike is bizarre. The plot follows an oddly dispassionate repair man and a news paper reporter trying to get to the bottom of a series of outlandish elevator related deaths. At one point in the movie the repairman's friends see him out having coffee with the reporter and tell his wife he is having an affair. Doesn't try to correct her or anything, just kind of lets her take the kids and go and never gets too worked up about it. Certainly there were aspects of this movie that I really liked but it was unfortunately about as ridiculous as it was slow. I recommend seeking out Blades or Dial: Help for slightly more entertaining entries in this sub-genre.
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(2.5 out of 5)
B-15.)

Marshal: Oktoberfest Lager (Oklahoma)
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My Thoughts: My pick for best Oktoberfest a few years back has taken a drastic turn in the wrong direction. The image this beer initially conjures up is a cigarette floating in an IPA. Disappointing, come on Marshal, you need to represent Tulsa better. There does seem to be a hint of pair for what it’s worth. I am wondering if this was also old stock beer that sat on the shelf too long? Especially given the last few beers I had. Whatever the case, blah.
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(2 out of 5)
50.)

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Many I need a better job so that I can keep a macbook pro in the kitchen, just for recipes. This is the only PA I own, and I have otherwise only seen 1&5. I do feel like there is a bit of plot interconnection I am missing out on. Also PA4 brought to you by Microsoft Kinect! Some creepy stuff here but it felt like more of the same from what I have seen from this franchise. Not to say I didn't have a few jumps but it is starting to wear off on me. I did like the characters and they felt real which is a very important aspect of the found footage sub-genre. But man, wish I had a girlfriend in high school who had such lax parents. A good moral of this story is that they really should have been reviewing their tapes way more often. Way more often.
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(3.5 out of 5)
B-16.)

Rahr & Sons: Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager (Texas)*
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My Thoughts: 1st year for this 7% Texas brew. Has a nice caramel apple smell to it but also a pretty hoppy bite. There is a harsh liquorish/bitter marzen flavor that sticks in the back of your mouth. Don’t care for it but hey 7%. And unfortunately as it warms it takes on even more bitter and chalky flavors. Oh well, should have know with a Texan beer.
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(1.5 out of 5)
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Rahr & Sons: Den Of Sin Series: Pumpkin (Texas)*
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My Thoughts: – Up’d it to 7.8, nice. Sneaks up on you but I am feeling it. Mellow smooth at first with alcohol liquorish pumpkin bite. Much more tolerable than the last beer. Does have a weird vegetable/alcohol vibe but I kinda like it. Really feeling the abv now. Wow.
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(3.5 out of 5)
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Sorority House Massacre 2 (1990) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: It's had to grade movies like this. On one hand it is super cliched clunky garbage that if made in the 2000+ I would hate. But there is something about horror movies made in the 80's that makes me love what I would hate in a more modern movie. It has been awhile since I have seen Sorority House Massacre 1 but that did not prove to be a problem since we did get a recap and essentially best of kill real at the beginning. The sequel involved a group of sorority girl buying a dilapidated house with a past. But don't worry, you will get to see every one of them naked in the first 30 minutes of the movie and then wearing lingerie for the rest of the movie after that. There is even a sub plot about a group of detectives talking about the house that I feel is really only an excuse to take the movie into a strip club to see a few more naked bodies. The officers can't get to the house because of heavy rain and spend their time in the noticeable 'no curb' Roger Corman back lot. Like I said, terrible movie but I kinda loved it.
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(4 out of 5)

- Oct 10th -
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Slumber Party Massacre (1982) (Blu-Ray)
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My Thoughts: So apparently the flashback footage from Sorority House Massacre 2 is footage from Slumber Party Massacre? It was interesting to watch the dichotomy of this movie compared to Sorority House Massacre 2. The ladder of which really falls into your expectations of the genre but Slumber Party Massacre feels a lot more like Halloween than the trashy expectation you would have for a movie with such a title. The movie has a classic enough premise; escaped mental institution image besieges group of attractive teens. Wonderfully told, with lots of tna (I would venture to ay that the HD transfer really benefited that department) and surprisingly likable actors. In fact I would go so far as to lump this up there with some of the top tier 80's slasher movies, yes, derivative and exploitative as it might be. I am excited to listen to the commentary on this disc and hope that the rest of the "Massacre Collection" gets a blu release soon.
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(4.5 out of 5)
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Commentary For Slumber Party Massacre (1982) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Another track with lots of talent in the room but a weak moderator. Still better than the moderator for Night of the Comet and I am willing to give him a bit of a pass since he is the Slumber Party Massacre superfan. But he does come off a little weird talking about Brinkie Stevens gossip from other movies and fan cuts of the film. The girls on the track were great if a bit subdued at time. Always recommendable to liquor up your actors before they start recording but c'est la vie. A good but not amazing track. I liked how the got the guy that played the murderer to show up, that was a nice touch. And just being a low budget movie lends it's self to an entertaining track.
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Hellgate (1989) (VHS)
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My Thoughts: Love that Vidmark into logo screen! As I sit here and watch this movie I am amazed that I recall zero part of this movie even after having owned it for close to 20 years. The reason behind that became evident fairly quickly. This horror comedy is neither horrific or funny. It does succeed in being ridiculous. Stuff like an old guy with a magic crystal who brought his daughter back to life to lure people to his tourist trap. It just kind of sucks. I wonder though if a nice clear crisp transfer would have played better for me... There was plenty of nudity but I just found the whole thing sort of annoying. Reminded me a lot of Cthulhu Mansion, another title I unfortunately own (also on VHS).
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55.)

C.H.U.D. (1984) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: I love C.H.U.D. It is something that is inextricably locked into my cultural zeitgeist, a movie that I have watched a lot growing up. This dirty dangerous version of New York City is how I imagined the Big Apple for years. And this movie does not disappoint in that area, the whole thing feels grimy, from the music, to the sets, to the creatures. Even the actors look like they could use a shower and a shave. C.H.U.D. is about toxic waste being dumped under New York City and the detrimental effect it as on the resident homeless population. It follows classic monster movie archetypes and has flairs of government coverups and urban exploration that just make it a joy to watch. I have never been able to convince anyone to watch this movie before, I got one coworker to watch the trailer once, after which he told me "OK now I don't want to hear anymore about no CHUD". And I can't say that I have ever met a fan of CHUD, although they must exist, there is plenty on the internet to substantiate such a claim. But if you are reading this right now and you haven't seen it I implore you to give this movie a chance, just don't expect anything more than an entertaining 80's monster movie. Go in with those expectations and I think you will have a great time.
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(5 out of 5)
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Commentary For C.H.U.D. (1984) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: I think this might be one of my most "watched' commentaries as weird as that may seem. I am only talking about maybe 4-5 times but still an interesting distinction. This is a packed track with the director, writer and the three male leads of the film. It's a very lively/entertaining track, almost like hanging out with a group of good friend. There are a lot of great stories and reminisces about the making of C.H.U.D. all the way from the writing process to production and even post production with the actors not getting paid what they should have. If you loved the movie you will love this track.
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(4.5 out of 5)

- Oct 11th -
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Session 9 (2001) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: Can't believe it has been 15 years since this movie scared the crap out of me and all my high school friends. As a father now it just a hair more unpleasant even then it might have been back then. I cancel the scope of this movie a lot more fully now than I did back then. And the CSI guy seems bizarrely out of place. But this movie has 2 things going for it, and in abundance. Atmosphere and location. Shot in an abandoned asylum this movie delivers on the creeps. I have seen this maybe 6 times since I purchased it and I told myself it wasn't as scary as it used to be while watching this time yet I was kept awake after by strange noises in my house for hours...
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(4 out of 5)
- Oct 12th -
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Bone Tomahawk (2015) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: This was amazing, sort of like if Tarantino and Eli Roth made The Searchers. Had that stylized Tarantino dialog and pace with a finale that was surprisingly gruesome (Maybe the most graphic thing I have seen all month really). I am really excited to see The Hateful Eight after watching this, it can't hit the $8 price point fast enough! I liked the twist on Inbred Redneck Torture Family here as a period piece making them an outcast Indian tribe. Also enough cannot be said about Kurt Russell facial hair. Big thanks to Alyxstarr for hosting this one, this is a movie that just didn't hit the right note wit me on the title and I might have never seen, or maybe it would have taken a few decades.
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(5 out of 5)
59.)

Demonwarp (1988) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: This movie... I think I liked it? It's almost like an 80's b-movie mashup. Bigfoot is terrorizing a group of teens and abducting them so they can me turned into zombie slaves for an alien that crash landed on Earth and has been rebuilding his ship for the last century. The film also stars George Kennedy as a man out for revenge against the ape creature and Billy Jacoby (one of those 80's faces that will have you saying "hey it's that guy!" and wondering for a second if his name is Corey). Oh and Michelle Baur pops up and out of her top somewhere in the middle. It's one of those ridiculous 80's movies that is just begging for a proper release. If you are in the mood for some 80's cheese you will get more than your fill here.
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(4 out of 5)
- Oct 13th -
60.)

Bloody Birthday (1981) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Hey it's they ubiquitous 80's actor from Demonwarp! The is an average or maybe even a little slow killer kid movie. I like it well enough but the ending opened up an interesting train of thought for me. If my daughter was evil and killed my wife and several people in town would I turn her in or just obscene with her and hope for the best like the mother in this movie. I thought about that for awhile after viewing this and I think I would probably do the latter and hope to change her over time. I immediately envisioned 50 year old me getting rid of bodies like Richard Jenkins in Let The Right One In while asking my daughter if she was going to kill all her boyfriends. Interesting concept. Back to the movie, I enjoyed it enough, it was a decent if by the numbers thriller and certainly a step up from the other Severin OOP bundle title from earlier in the challenge. I also enjoyed the lengthy audio interview on this disc, they should have just mapped it over as the commentary track instead of presenting it with that static picture of him. These are the big decisions I would make if I ever followed my dream of opening a boutique physical media label.
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(3 out of 5)
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Doctor And The Devils (1985) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: This almost feels like one of those semi-educational movies they show you in high school. In fact I was fairly shocked when I looked on imdb and saw that it was rated R. It was a rather mild story of a couple of British rapscallions who find out that local medical students will pay good money for dead bodies and even more for fresh ones. Well acted with some recognizable faces but I just found this one to be a little boring.
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(2.5 out of 5)
- Oct 14th -
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Society (1989) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: "How do you like your tea? Cream, sugar... or do you want me to pee in it?" The classiest of the 80's slime and gore genre. Society follows future Baywatch lifeguard Billy Warlock as a teen with emotional troubles who keeps seeing disgustingly impossible things. But come to find out he might not be as crazy as he thought. This is a really weird movie but that really is the point. You watch this movie for "the shunting" and then you re-watch it for "the shunting". Screaming Mad George does a fantastic job of making some super gross 80's....metomorphic effects. And even though it is a one trick pony, it's a pretty good trick.
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(4 out of 5)
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Commentary For Society (1989) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: This director solo track is a bit flat. It is informative enough and delves into the origin of the concurrent species and plenty of behind the scenes experiences but the director has one of those voices that just begs you to take a nap. Highlights were stories about Screaming Mad George, the effects and dealing with the MPAA. A track by the lead actor I think might have been more entertaining though. It was kind of odd that this is the second commentary of the challenge that mentions one of the actresses being Stallone's girlfriend.
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(3 out of 5)
- Oct 15th -
B-18.)

Kirin: Akiaji (Fall Flavor) (Japan)*
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My Thoughts: Not quite what I am looking for in a Japanese beer. A smooth fall beer but it has a lingering unpleasantly bitter sharp note at the end that kills it for me. The beer it’s self is good up until that point, reminiscent somewhat of leaves, as odd as that might sound. As it warms that sharp bitter note is replaced by a more mellow but still bitter barley flavor. Best warm but certainly not the best Japan has to offer.
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(3 out of 5)
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My Wife's Thoughts: Good crisp and mild flavor. Japanese beer is the best. Yeah, definitely Japanese beer is good.
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Death Ship (1980) (VHS)
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My Thoughts: There is something about the derelict ship genre that I just find so alluring, Deep Rising, Event Horizon, Lifeforce, Leviathan, Sphere and even to a lesser extent Virus, all tickle my brain just right. Death Ship, while admittedly at the lower end of that spectrum, hold a special place in my heart and a fond bit of nostalgia from my VHS renting days. Essentially it is about a Nazi Ghost ship that has been traveling the seas these last 35 years, ramming and sinking other ships and then picking up their survivors for more personal murder. It's a haunted house that you can't leave. It is ridiculous and cheesy and oddly paced at times but still a favorite of mine. I would already own this on blu-ray but we didn't get the commentary track that region 2 got? For shame. Now that I am writing this though I see that Alyxstarr also uploaded the commentary track for this!!! First thing I am watching in the morning.
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(3.5 out of 5)
- Oct 16th -
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Commentary For Death Ship (1980) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: British horror movie historian Jonathan Rigby more than just moderates this director's commentary he is a very equal player in it. I almost think I might have liked a track with just him, or him and one of the actors. Fascinating track though, lots of genre talk here as you can imagine and tons of riveting stories about the making. I especially loved that they had this condemned ship that they weren't allowed to move and they just applied liquor to a seaman until he agreed to essentially break the thing out for them. Then they just filmed it until the engine when kaput. Should the next american blu-ray release or higher of this film include this commentary track you can count me as a buyer.
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(4 out of 5)
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Underworld: Awakening 3D (2012) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: I am not sure which number sequel this is but I don't suppose it really matters at this point. I was out of this series after 2 or three but came back for this one due to it's being a 3D blu-ray. This style over substance Resident Evil/Matrix amalgam hits the reset button and sends our favorite deadly leather clad vampires into a post cleansed future where Vampires and Werewolves have been wipe out, or have they? The fights don't wow like they used to but I generally liked this movie and it had quite a few nice 3D pop outs. I think I might even need to revisit the first one again now to see how it hold up after a decade.
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(3.5 out of 5)
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The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII (2016) (TV) (Wild Card # 1)*
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My Thoughts: Marginally better than last years dreck but it's really hard to find anything to like about the Simpsons lately. I have not seen the Hunger Games series so that part fell a little flat for me. Lisa's imaginary friend turned murderer played not bad but the best part of this horror special was the one that was the least genre related; the classic bond parody. A dated non-horror segment was the best part of Treehouse of Horrors. They are just trying to jam too much into each episode now and losing the spark of what made it so good originally, think Bart as the raven, monkey paw, Krusty doll or Groundskeeper Willie as Freddy. Perhaps it's not the material that has changed, but you that has. I don't think we need The Simpsons anymore. A bit of a sad sentiment.
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(2.5 out of 5)
B-19.)

Anthem: Old Man Ogle (Oklahoma)*
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My Thoughts: Fruity grape scent on top followed by a sweat yeasty alcohol backed taste. Not quite what I was expecting based on the cover art. A ubiquitous comment this season it would seem. White grape chardonnay aftertaste. It’s a weird one. Not what I am looking for in a beer but not distasteful either. *Bonus tasting pairing* The flavor is changed quite dramatically by drinking this beer with a pixie stix. A bitter mellow leafy barley flavor strained thru a congested drainpipe. Grade for pre-pixi tasting.
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My Wife's Thoughts: Pretty good mild and thick… very thick and nice flavor…
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Drag Me To Hell (2009) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: Got to be careful of those gypsies. In a nutshell this movie is essentially that cute girl from the Office fighting an Evil Dead-esk menace but in public. It's fun slapsticky horror and an excellent return to horror for director Sam Raimi after has run at the Spider-Man. On a side note I hope I have a gypsy wake when I die. Also I really want my skeleton to be articulated and kept in the family, maybe loaned out to movies. Still trying to get the wife on board with that last one.
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(4 out of 5)
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Avery Brewing Co: El Gose (Colorado)*
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My Thoughts: Wheaty, sour, punchy taste. Thin and lemony. Sort of like a weird carbonated lemon beverage, not really any alcohol taste to it. Buzz from Ogle is officially gone. Where the day of the dead comes in here I am not sure. Towards the end it got watery with an odd herbal aftertaste. Meh.
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My Wife's Thoughts: Taste like lemonade and tea together. Doesn't taste any alcohol. Very sour, I do not like it, maru.
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Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995) (Blu-Ray)
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My Thoughts: The 90's were not a good time for horror but Demon Knight does represent one of the better entries from that decade. It has a demonic Billy Zane pursuing a religious artifact in a NOTLD style siege. I have always liked the idea of reinterpreting religious dogma for horror. Think the Prophecy and The Sentinel and a myriad of other titles. Some great over the top effects and I loved the rules of this universe. This movie got a lot of play from me in the 90's and if the commentary for Bordello Of Blood was any indication I should be in for a treat on the commentary track.
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(4 out of 5)
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Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: (Loosing horn from The Price Is Right). Guess my expectations were way too high after the amazing Bordello Of Blood track. This was slooooow, and apparently everything went right on set and everyone was just great. This would have been a great movie to have a cast track on, directors are a bit better when production is a nightmare. Some interesting topics here involved slipping into talking about The Walking Dead, Billy Zane ad libs and the perils of stairs for demon costumed actors. Not a bad track but certainly the one to watch first if you plan on picking up the two TFTC Scream Factory Releases.
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(3 out of 5)
- Oct 17th -
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The Quartermass Xperiment (1955) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Space movies made prior to the moon landing can go one of two ways. Goofily inaccurate or surprisingly not that far off. Quarter mass Experiment was a little of both. Made prior to the Blob this movie has a very familiar extra terrestrial organism... or maybe it's more like The Thing. Either way it was a surprisingly decent watch for an older genre flick. I think the Britishness went a long way to sell that too.
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(3.5 out of 5)
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Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg (1991) (DVD)
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My Thoughts: In what would almost be the boob-less sequel to Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, a team of bumbling detectives are on the hunt for a killer who is removing victims body parts in outlandish ways. This is a well done spoofy horror comedy done in the style of Top Secret! and Airplane. Over the top violence, ridiculous slap stick situations and a fantastic parody of the smoking segment from Cat's Eye. It's of of those movies that is a pleasure to watch, especially after slogging through a lot of horror. This movie was released by a boutique horror label in the early days of DVD under the Lucky 13 Cult Collectables monicker and is IMO a fantastic disc for the time. In fact all 5 or so movies they released were all packed to the gills and all movies I have yet to see released again by any other label. I really want to know what happen with this label. I tracked down the company they turned into and called to ask once (because I am a crazy person it would seem) and they got super nervous when I brought it up and kept denying any involvement. Oh yes the movie! A few boobs would have earned it another half point but still super enjoyable and something I hope we can get released on blue with all the MPAA cut bits reincorporated.
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(4 out of 5)
- Oct 18th -
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House (1986) (VHS)
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My Thoughts: This budget VHS tape has been a thorn in my side for decades, requiring constant tracking it makes watching House seem like a chore. Perhaps it is finally time to upgrade this dual VHS set, think of all the shelf space I would save trading in 2 VHS tapes for a single amaray case. So, childhood classic of mine here, was the first time I ever saw Katt Williams in anything. So every time I would see him later on in life it wouldn't be as the Greatest American Hero but 'hey, it's that guy from House'. It's a quirky less threatening haunted house, even though it is still trying to kill you. Also I love the comedically inappropriate musical queues such as this. And young me's mind was blown constantly thinking about those portal closets and mirrors, it (at the time) was the embodiment of The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe for me. I still highly enjoy this movie to this day but I wonder if I would be so enamored if I hadn't of fallen in love with it as a child.
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(4 out of 5)
- Oct 19th -
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The Rift (1990) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Ok, wow. I love bad movies but this one is too bad. I have heard of this movie vaunted about as in inline with Leviathan and Deepstar Six, that is certainly not the case. I wouldn't even put this one of the same level as Unknown Origin. A ridiculous 80s cliche of a man in recruited by the Navy (Aliens style) when the submarine he designed goes missing. From the acting to the sets to the effects this movie was terrible. But I can't give it my lowest rating of a 1 out of 5 because it wasn't both terrible and boring. It was sort of interesting the way the mutant seaweed infested their ship and from time to time one of their awful creature effects wasn't so bad. That was one of the parts that didn't work for me either, there was too many mutants down there an absurd amount. Maybe in a few years I can revisit this movie with a few beers, maybe.
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(1.5 out of 5)
- Oct 20th -
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Fiancée Of Dracula (2002) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: One of Jean Rollins last movies and certainly not one of his best. This movie loosely follows a pair of vampire hunters trying to sleuth out the location of Dracula by releasing his bride from her nunsploitive bondage. There was lots of attempts at the bizarre and the obscene but overall I just found myself bored. And that is really the worst thing a movie can be is boring. Current lead for worst of challenge, awarded a half star for boobs and midgets.
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(1.5 out of 5)
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The Fog (1980) (Blu-Ray)
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My Thoughts: Classic 80's Carpenter about a small town with an ancient curse. Staring a young Jamie Lee as a hitchhiker that puts out. Do hitchhikers put out anymore? I feel like it is just a trap now. Wonderfully moody synth track, great production design and pace... maybe I should give Ghosts Of Mars a try? This movie and Dead and Buried are great bedfellows in style and quality. Love the mysterious town secret vibe and living my life in a plains state there is something about a costal town that is just so intriguing. Without trying to be too gushy, this movie is a classic and I can't wait until the day that I get to introduce it to my daughter.
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(4.5 out of 5)
B-21.)

Ayinger: Oktober Fest-Marzen (Germany)
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My Thoughts: Smooth, crisp. Almost like skim milk and beer for just a second then a surprising bitter nip (not a bad one, just unexpected after such an unassuming opening). That bite waffles back and forth between hops and white grape. Super delicious. Gets a little more of that caramel marzen taste as it warms. Great beer. But really what do you expect with something brewed in Germany.
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My Wife's Thoughts: Taste like premium Budwiser or Coors. It’s little thicker taste but it’s not worth it to pay extra money... feel like less alcohol content. It’s 5.8 abv? Really I don’t feel that. Is that german beer? Yes. Doesn't taste like germany beer.
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Commentary For The Fog (1980) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Cast Commentary with Adrienne Barbeau & Tom Atkins? Yes, please! An enjoyable low key track. Favorite parts were Tom pointing an extra out that he slept with and Adrienne talking about her marriage with John Carpenter. There was a member of the crew here too who talked a lot about how certain scenes were shot and dressing up as the ghost crew but I could have done without him. If you are listening to this track it's really only for Adrienne and Tom.
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It Follows (2014) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Flash forward 30 years. Every six months he is traveling to a foreign country and having sex with a prostitute. Then on one of his trips, impotence, and it's after them again, this time as seniors. Scrip writes it's self, where is my check? I remember seeing the previews for this when it first came out and thinking it was fairly intreating and then there was a lot of positive buzz about it, mostly from younger people I know so I was expecting this to be something face paced and maybe like the last 15 minutes of The Conjuring but stretched out over an entire movie. I was pleasantly surprised that that was not the case. This 80's paced movie about a sexually transmitted curse is engrossing and surprisingly original. The only nit pick I have is that sometimes this movie felt too safe, to easy to evade the curse. Also critic commentary on the disc? Sweet!
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My Wife's Thoughts: It is good but can guess what is going to happen. And it’s nothing special like previous movie. What previous movie? Previous some kind of horror movie like... following something. So it’s not super scary for that. I can give 3.5. That person see the ghost it’s so many type movie so it’s nothing special this movie.
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(3.5 out of 5)
- Oct 21st -
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Savage Weekend (1979) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: People in the 70's were weird. How was leaving the city and going out into the woods ever really a fun weekend? Pushing the envelope a little here though with a gay leading character in the 70s. This is a by the numbers 'who is it?' masked killer with a few bits of off screen ultra violence and as mentioned earlier people just acting like weirdos. Who thought the awkwardly sexual cow milking scene was the thing to have in the movie? While not a good slasher it was at least an interesting one and one with a lot of sex. Seems like onscreen sex was realistic in the seventies and then got less realistic in the 80's and 90's but now its back on point (thinking of awkward sex scenes from It Follows). Also shout out to GoldenWheels as this was prize from last year's challenge (thanks for the boobs).
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- Oct 22nd -
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Commentary For It Follows (2015) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: The future of commentaries? Maybe. I love this idea. We have a critic who gives his opinion and then calls other critics on the phone and gets their opinion throughout the run time but execution here could have been better. The audio quality on the telephone calls were atrocious and it certainly could have used at least 1 opinion form someone who hated it. Thats is an idea, a whole track of people who just hated the movie... or even a whole track with Jon Lovitz pretending to be Jay Sherman during the movie?!? Also I wasn't super into the main critic who ran this track he tended to run over the same ideas a lot. But all of that being said I did like this track, it gave me some new perspective on the movie and had that fun comradery about sitting around talking with friends about a movie.
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- Oct 23rd -
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Bugged! (1997) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: Shoe string budget indie about a group of exterminators who's poison gets mixed up with mutagen. The acting is wooden, the script is bad and the effects are very sub par (think super soakers spray painted black as exterminator gear). I probably would have found this movie to be a chore to get though if they hadn't also made it a blaxploitation film. That and a few bits of cheesy rubber monster movie comedy gold pushed it just over the top to be a non-burdened watch. I almost even want to give it an above average but couldn't in good conscience give it such a high score (says the guy who gave Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg a 4/5).
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(3 out of 5)
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Commentary For Bugged! (1997) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: Well the old axiom of low budget movies having better commentaries didn't really work out for me here. The director/star was super low key and talked in one of those soothing 'please go to sleep' tones throughout. There were a couple bits of interesting information here and there that prevented this from being a total wash but it was overall an unfortunate waste of time. Maybe I should start leaving myself little notes in my DVD cases. Stuff like 'Listen to this commentary' or 'avoid commentary and watch behind the scenes footage'. That might be an interesting legacy to my daughter in a few years time... ok it's settled we are doing that!
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(2 out of 5)
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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: I knew the shoot was troubled but I didn't know that it was that troubled! There are a lot of parallels to be drawn here between this movie and Lost In La Macha. But I found this one to be oh so much more entertaining. Maybe it's because the movie actually made it out, or the director going crazy and coming back on set as an extra after being fired, or that Fairuza Balk is just as weird of a person as you always thought she was. Whatever the case it was riveting and is easily one of the best making of retrospectives that I have ever seen. The stories about Brando just fucking with people, the little guy horn dogging it up and Val Kilmer being his Top Gun character in real life. Now I am wondering if my Dr. Moreau disc has a commentary track....
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(5 out of 5)
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Bob's Burgers S07E03: Teen-A-Witch (2016) (TV)*
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My Thoughts: To assist with her costume, Tina decided to research and ultimately delve into the world of witchcraft. Interesting seeing Tina all gothed up but it's so weird that she is voiced by a guy. An entertaining if not outstanding episode of Bob's Burgers, a few standouts this episode were the crossing guard and the bitchy librarian. It's been half a decade now with Bob's Burgers and it does feel one of the family now but with American Dad gone and the Simpsons unwatchable I just don't see myself going out of my way to tune in anymore.
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(3 out of 5)
84.5)

The Walking Dead S07E01 & The Talking Dead (2016) (TV)*
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My Thoughts: Noooooooooooooo! Fuck! Double no! Breaking Rick. Loved that it was raining during the Talking Dead, also Rosita & Sasha's gothy lipstick. This was a tough episode, even though we knew someone was going to bite it. Gone are the days of the feel good revenge season opener like when Carol destroyed the termites. I wonder how many 'woe is me' episodes they are going to pull on us until we can have some resolution on this. It's still now of the best shows on TV but sometimes not near enough happens in an episode. Rick is broken, again. Coincidentally I got to talk to someone who worked our local Comic Con and chaperoned Big Red and Merle along with some other mild stars to our local Oktoberfest celebration (man I need to get a different job).
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(3.5 out of 5)
85.5)

In The Year 2889 (1967) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: And my new pick for worst of challenge is In The Year 2889. A movie not set in some distant irradiated future but right after a nuclear war in a house out in the sticks. An old man (who is striking similar to my grandfather) and his granddaughter prepare to ride out the fallout with their stock piled supplies until several terrible people show up. And there are some terrible mutants, mutants so bad you pine for America 3000. If ever a movie screamed for a MST3k track...
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(1 out of 5)
- Oct 24th -
86.5)

Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: Sort of Hitchcock light. A race car driver starts feeling murderous impulses after a near death crash. Impulses that frequently lead to him choking his wife in a way that many would find hardly shocking at all today. The interesting part comes when a psych starts gaslighting him. They really got the functional brain disorder right here and it was both uncomfortable to watch yet too awkward to look away from. Interesting early horror from hammer that feels very un-horrory now a days.
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(3.5 out of 5)
87.5)

Jurassic World 3D (2015) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Hey, dinosaurs totally count. They have counted in previous years and if Godzilla counts then for sure this does. I finally caught up with this sequel to childhood and I loved it! Easily better than the other sequels and with tons of connections to the first movie this worked for me. Jurassic World is finally the future theme park it should be and everything is going great! But we can't rest on our laurels, we need newer more dangerous dinosaurs, what could go wrong? Also I am not gay, but dat Chris Pratt lately. We are the same age I think, I really should start watching less movies and doing more crunches..
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(4 out of 5)
- Oct 25th -
88.5)

Krampus (2015) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Horror movies for kids are always a hard sell. To make them good they need to be a real R rated horror movie but then you run into the issue of some parents not letting their kids see it. The PG-13 conceit of this idea almost always results in something disappointing. And that was the case here. The bones of a decent horror movie were here but it just didn't deliver for me. Liked the grandma and the ghouls as it were but the cousin Eddie-esk family was too over the top and took me out of it a bit. I can see showing this to my daughter though, it would play well for someone under 12.
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(3 out of 5)
- Oct 26th -
89.)

American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E05 (2016) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Marvel's Quicksilver gets another throwback character after last seasons 1930's mad man he gets to play an 1800's gay aristocrat... in the south... with a slave lover. So a tragic character right out of the gate there. Good episode but it seems like they go to the gay thing every season lately, let's shock people with gayness! And after that Jurassic World review I am going to drop the subject. The family escape seems a little too easy but it is a re-enactment. Interesting episode even if I wasn't on the edge of my seat
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(3.5 out of 5)
- Oct 27th -
90.)

Southbound (2015) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Having watched seemingly every anthology that came out in the 80's and 90's I opted to go with today's subset pick. I liked the wrap around ghoul? It was something new and unusual that I hadn't seen before. The stories dovetailed nicely and were all decent. The one that stuck out the most in my mind was the one that had the least paranormal in it, the talk you through the surgery call. It was an enjoyable anthology but I was never really floored by any of the segments. But hey, way better than last year's horrible anthology pick Quicksilver Highway, yuck.
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(3.5 out of 5)
91.)

Mad About You S02E06: An Unplanned Child (1993) (DVD) (Wild Card #2)*
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My Thoughts: The title of the episode it's self it terrifying! So after that episode I am left to wonder, wow, I used to watch that show? To be fair though it was the only thing my little battery powered TV could pick up at my compulsory bed time back then. In this episode there is lots of Game Boy references, Paul film the New York Halloween Parade (is there such a thing?) and Jamie takes a young relative out trick or treating to comic effect (I guess). This show had quite an effect on young me back in the day, prepared me to be an adult if you will. Revisiting it now is disappointing, it just doesn't hold up. Also I don't want to be that guy but the Game Boy obviously wasn't turned on either.
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(2.5 out of 5)
92.)

Dead Is Dead (1992) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: And just like that In The Year 2889 is saved from the dubious Worst of Challenge title. Super terrible low budget movie about a drug that regenerates people's body parts or turns them into zombies, it doesn't really matter because this is more of a warning than a review. Do not buy this movie. I know the cover looks like some weird 70's zombie movie but it is not, it is a god awful shot on video amateur student video tripe that overly relies on crappy video editing software effects and who's DVD-R is super glitchy. Its just all around one of the worst movies you could buy from Amazon. Stay away! And that hour run time? It includes 15 minutes of making of tact on at the end.
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(1 out of 5)
- Oct 28th -
93.)

Drive In Massacre (1976) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: Almost a sister film with 1977's Ruby. This was a passable who done it at the drive in. It is shot as a comedy (I think) but being from the 70's none of that really plays anymore but does add a weird interesting flavor. There is a pre-Carpenter synth score at times, very Casio keyboard demo stuff. I liked the red herrings and the setting. Not a bad time waster, but not something I am really eager to delve into again anytime soon. Another big thanks to GoldenWheels though as this film was part of a multi pack I won 2 challenges back (yes, that is how big my 'to watch' pile is).
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(3 out of 5)
94.)

American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E06-07 (2016) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: Ok, the show has gone off the rails with that twist and I love it! "Leave me alone, I'm not American, I'm not used to all this carnage". That was a super satisfying script flip and I love the idea of AHS monsters vs real monsters (kind of). Also the obvious fun poking at The Walking Dead and fan culture really worked for me. And even though it has been well treaded so did the reality show aspect, it is an angle the a lot of other productions have a hard time getting right but AHS did. I kinda feel like Cuba could have just played Cuba here as opposed to another actor, hyper reality Cuba. AHS has still got it.
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(4.5 out of 5)
95.)

Frankenstein's Army (2013) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: I feel like I just watched a video game. A good video game but not necessarily a good movie. Based on the cover I was worried I was in for another trash fest like Nazis at the Center of the Earth but fortunately this was much more bearable if equally as far fetched. This found footage style film follows an English speaking Russian battalion that comes upon Frankenstein's German grandson and his Bioshock/Silent Hill reminiscent creations. Visually very interesting but certainly lacking in overall quality and acting chops.
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(3 out of 5)
96.)

Mondo Cannibal (2004) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: As I watch this movie I am left to wonder how much of this terrible movie is intentionally terrible? I mean surly you wouldn't misspell 'months' on a title card, right? This movie is directed Italian B-Movie superstar director Bruno Mattei, followers of the subset movies might remember him from last year's Rats: Night Of Terror. This movie is essentially a beat for beat remake of Cannibal Holocaust and its strange that they seem to be really going for the over the top gore shock factor (even having an animal killing on camera) but they shy away from a few of the more extreme bits from CH. And as much as I would like to take credit for it, someone on imdb dubbed this; Cannibal Xerox. A fitting title.
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(2 out of 5)
- Oct 29th -
97.)

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (2013) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: I don’t know why but I was under the impression that this film bombed and that it was universally maligned. And then was surprised when it was good! Having learned from the mistakes of Van Helsing they kept it simple and they made it bloody. Aside from some super cluncky non-period correct dialog I really liked this movie. I watched the 3D version and there were a lot of great pop outs and man I am really looking forward to watching the unrated version (why cant studios just give us the extended version on our premium format? Come on). Makes you wonder how an r-rated Van Helsing would have been received. Good movie.
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(4 out of 5)
- Oct 30th -
98.)

The Killing Of Satan (1983) (DVD)*
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My Thoughts: Wow, I should have saved this for the Drive In Challenge. I added this to my Amazon wish list years ago for some forgotten reason or another and just received it from the wife for my birthday. I had no real expectations, if anything the cover is a bit of a meh affair. So, the devil is real and he lives in the Philippines. And only Lando can stop him. This is a way way over the top trashy cheesy movie bestows Lando with Jedi/Big Trouble In Little China powers in order to fight Satan and his minions. I really liked this ridiculous piece of celluloid and man this would have been the night to have had a few beers with my movies! While most normal people would rate this movie low I actually wrestled with giving it a perfect score for being an amazing bit of exploitation. This is a movie that needs a blu-ray release.
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(4.5 out of 5)
99.)

Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) (Blu-Ray)*
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My Thoughts: Horror writer and first time director Leigh Whannell did a good job with this threequel prequel. It was the most genuinely spine tingling movie of the challenge for me and at a PG-13 rating no less! Significantly better than part 2, I really liked how Elise met the guys and I would love to see just a movie from their point of view going from family to family. Also disclaimer for my wife's review below, she was super tired and about to pass out for the last quarter of the movie.
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(3.5 out of 5)
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My Wife's Thoughts: I was expecting really high expectation. I expected too high because first one/second one was great so I expected better. But that… three.. can guess what’s going to happened. But it’s not really scary or anything its just kind of gross. I don't know if it is going to make 4 or not, we’ll see. Even if I’m not tired I don't think I am going to enjoy that much. Lies
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(2.5 out of 5)
- Oct 31st -
100.)

Ghostwatch (1992) (Internet)*
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My Thoughts: After years of positive mention in the main OHMC discussion threads I decided to finally give this one a go. Set as a BBC News investigative report on a local haunting I was surprised as to how much in common The Conjuring 2 had with this movie. Almost to the point of homage? The movie it's self feels very safe since we are experiencing everything live with a news crew so safe that it lulls you into a false sense of security before giving the audience a surprisingly effective ending! This movie didn't blow me away, but it was interesting being an over the pond production and had just enough tingle to touch a nerve.
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(3.5 out of 5)
Checklist
Spoiler:

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-x- 1930 - Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932)
--- 1940 -
-x- 1950 - The Blob (1958)
...............Commentary For The Blob (1958)
...............The Quartermass Xperiment (1955)
-x- 1960 - In The Year 2889 (1967)
...............Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)
-x- 1970 - The House Of Seven Corpses (1974)
...............Night Of Dark Shadows (1971)
...............Pigs (1972)
...............Savage Weekend (1979)
...............Drive In Massacre (1976)
-x- 1980 - Evilspeak (1981)
...............Prince Of Darkness (1987)
...............Commentary For Prince Of Darkness (1987)
...............Xtro (1982)
...............Howling II (1985)
...............Night Of The Comet (1984)
...............Commentary For Night Of The Comet (1984)
...............Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)
...............The Lift (1983)
...............Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
...............Commentary For Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
...............Hellgate (1989)
...............C.H.U.D. (1984)
...............Commentary For C.H.U.D. (1984)
...............Demonwarp (1988)
...............Bloody Birthday (1981)
...............Doctor And The Devils (1985)
...............Society (1989)
...............Commentary For Society (1989)
...............Death Ship (1980)
...............Commentary For Death Ship (1980)
...............House (1986)
...............The Fog (1980)
...............Commentary For The Fog (1980)
...............The Killing Of Satan (1983)
-x- 1990 - Forever Knight S03E01-E10 (1995)
...............Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood (1996)
...............Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood (1996)
...............Evil Ed (1997)
...............The Cure (1997)
...............Sorority House Massacre 2 (1990)
...............Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)
...............Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)
...............Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg (1991)
...............The Rift (1990)
...............Bugged! (1997)
...............Commentary For Bugged! (1997)
...............Mad About You S02E06: An Unplanned Child (1993)
...............Dead Is Dead (1992)
...............Ghostwatch (1992)
-x- 2000 - Gangs Of The Dead (2006)
...............Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow (2007)
...............Psycho Sleepover (2008)
...............The Rage (2007)
...............Session 9 (2001)
...............Drag Me To Hell (2009)
...............Fiancée Of Dracula (2002)
...............Mondo Cannibal (2004)
-x- 2010 - Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night (2010)
...............Fear The Walking Dead S02E13-15 & The Talking Dead (2016)
...............Curse Of Chucky (2013)
...............The Babadook (2014)
...............Hellbenders 3D (2012)
...............American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12 (2015-2016)
...............American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E01-07 (2016)
...............Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
...............Burying The Ex (2014)
...............The Voices (2014)
...............Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
...............Bone Tomahawk (2015)
...............Underworld: Awakening 3D (2012)
...............The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII (2016)
...............It Follows (2014)
...............Commentary For It Follows (2014)
...............Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
...............Bob's Burgers S07E03: Teen-A-Witch (2016)
...............The Walking Dead S07E01 & The Talking Dead (2016)
...............Jurassic World 3D (2015)
...............Krampus (2015)
...............Southbound (2015)
...............Frankenstein's Army (2013)
...............Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (2013)
...............Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-x- PG - The Blob
............The House Of Seven Corpses
-x- PG-13 - Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
.................Night Of The Comet
.................Commentary For Night Of The Comet
.................Bugged!
.................Commentary For Bugged!
.................Jurassic World 3D
.................Krampus
.................Insidious: Chapter 3
-x- R - Evilspeak
..........Gangs Of The Dead
..........Prince Of Darkness
..........Curse Of Chucky
..........Commentary For Prince Of Darkness
..........The Babadook
..........Xtro
..........Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
..........Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
..........Hellbenders 3D
..........Evil Ed
..........Howling II
..........The Rage
..........Pigs
..........Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
..........Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
..........Burying The Ex
..........The Voices
..........The Lift
..........Paranormal Activity 4
..........Sorority House Massacre 2
..........Slumber Party Massacre
..........Commentary For Slumber Party Massacre
..........Hellgate
..........C.H.U.D.
..........Commentary For C.H.U.D.
..........Session 9
..........Bone Tomahawk
..........Demonwarp
..........Doctor And The Devils
..........Society
..........Commentary For Society
..........Death Ship
..........Commentary For Death Ship
..........Bloody Birthday
..........Underworld: Awakening 3D
..........Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
..........Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
..........Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg
..........House
..........The Rift
..........The Fog
..........Commentary For The Fog
..........It Follows
..........Savage Weekend
..........Commentary For It Follows
..........Southbound
..........Drive In Massacre
..........Frankenstein's Army
..........Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-x- Unrated - Forever Knight S03E01-E10
....................Fear The Walking Dead S02E13-15 & The Talking Dead
....................Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
....................Psycho Sleepover
....................American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
....................Murders In The Rue Morgue
....................American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E01-07
....................The Cure
....................The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII
....................Drag Me To Hell
....................The Quartermass Xperiment
....................Fiancée Of Dracula
....................Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau
....................Bob's Burgers S07E03: Teen-A-Witch
....................The Walking Dead S07E01 & The Talking Dead
....................In The Year 2889
....................Stop Me Before I Kill!
....................Mad About You S02E06: An Unplanned Child
....................Dead Is Dead
....................Mondo Cannibal
....................The Killing Of Satan
....................Ghostwatch
--- M -
-x- GP - Night Of Dark Shadows

Watch films in at least three formats:
-x- First format, (DVD), (The Blob).
..................................(Commentary For The Blob)
..................................(Gangs Of The Dead)
..................................(Forever Knight S03E01-E10)
..................................(Xtro)
..................................(Psycho Sleepover)
..................................(Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers)
..................................(The Cure)
..................................(Sorority House Massacre 2)
..................................(C.H.U.D.)
..................................(Commentary For C.H.U.D.)
..................................(Session 9)
..................................(Society)
..................................(Commentary For Society)
..................................(Drag Me To Hell)
..................................(Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg)
..................................(Fiancée Of Dracula)
..................................(Bugged!)
..................................(Commentary For Bugged!)
..................................(Stop Me Before I Kill!)
..................................(Mad About You S02E06: An Unplanned Child)
..................................(Dead Is Dead)
..................................(Drive In Massacre)
..................................(Mondo Cannibal)
..................................(The Killing Of Satan)
-x- Second format, (Blu-Ray), (Evilspeak).
......................................................................(Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night)
......................................................................(Prince Of Darkness)
......................................................................(The House Of Seven Corpses)
......................................................................(Commentary For Prince Of Darkness)
......................................................................(Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow)
......................................................................(Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood)
......................................................................(Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood)
......................................................................(Hellbenders 3D)
......................................................................(Night Of The Comet)
......................................................................(Commentary For Night Of The Comet)
......................................................................(Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines)
......................................................................(Burying The Ex)
......................................................................(The Voices)
......................................................................(Paranormal Activity 4)
......................................................................(Slumber Party Massacre)
......................................................................(Commentary For Slumber Party Massacre)
......................................................................(Bloody Birthday)
......................................................................(Doctor And The Devils)
......................................................................(Underworld: Awakening 3D)
......................................................................(Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight)
......................................................................(Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight)
......................................................................(The Rift)
......................................................................(The Fog)
......................................................................(Commentary For The Fog)
......................................................................(It Follows)
......................................................................(Savage Weekend)
......................................................................(Commentary For It Follows)
......................................................................(Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau)
......................................................................(Jurassic World 3D)
......................................................................(Krampus)
......................................................................(Frankenstein's Army)
......................................................................(Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D)
......................................................................(Insidious: Chapter 3)
-x- Third format, (TV), (Fear The Walking Dead S02E13-15 & The Talking Dead)
................................(The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII)
................................(Bob's Burgers S07E03: Teen-A-Witch)
................................(The Walking Dead S07E01 & The Talking Dead)
-x- Forth format, (Internet), (Curse Of Chucky)
........................................(The Babadook)
........................................(Night Of Dark Shadows)
........................................(American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12)
........................................(The Rage)
........................................(Murders In The Rue Morgue)
........................................(American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E01-07)
........................................(Pigs)
........................................(The Lift)
........................................(Bone Tomahawk)
........................................(Demonwarp)
........................................(Commentary For Death Ship)
........................................(The Quartermass Xperiment)
........................................(In The Year 2889)
........................................(Southbound)
........................................(Ghostwatch)
-x- Fifth format, (VHS), (Evil Ed)
..................................(Howling II)
..................................(Hellgate)
..................................(Death Ship)
..................................(House)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-x- First language, (Japanese), (The Cure).
-x- Second language, (Dutch), (The Lift).
-x- Third language, (French), (Fiancée Of Dracula).

Select 10 actors:
-x- Erin Brown - The Rage
--- Peter Cushing -
-x- Sybil Danning - Howling II
-x- Andrew Divoff - The Rage
-x- John Ireland - House Of Seven Corpses
--- Brion James -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Camille Keaton -
-x- Christopher Lee - Howling II
-x- Bela Lugosi - Murders In The Rue Morgue
-x- Bill Moseley - Evil Ed
--- Tom Noonan -
-x- Felissa Rose - Psycho Sleepover
-x- Chris Sarandon - Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
..............................Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
-x- Peter Stormare - Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
-x- Charles Bernstein - Pigs
-x- Joseph Bishara - Insidious: Chapter 3
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
-x- Dan Curtis - Night Of Dark Shadows
-x- Joe Dante - Burying The Ex
--- Terence Fisher -
--- Len Kabasinski -
-x- Kiyoshi Kurosawa - The Cure
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
-x- Juan Piquer Simón - The Rift
--- Kevin Tenney -
--- James Whale -
-x- Jim Wynorski - Sorority House Massacre 2

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
-x- John Carl Buechler - Demonwarp
--- Barney Burman -
-x- Ed French - C.H.U.D.
......................Commentary For C.H.U.D.
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
-x- Anthony Hinds - The Quartermass Xperiment
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
-x- Robert Tapert - Drag Me To Hell
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
-x- Lou Rusoff - In The Year 2889
-x- Leigh Channel - Insidious: Chapter 3

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-x- *3-D Film - Hellbenders 3D
......................Underworld: Awakening 3D
......................Jurassic World 3D
......................Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D
-x- Agoraphobia - Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
-x- Anthology Film - Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
.............................The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII
.............................Southbound
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
-x- Based on a Novel - Frankenstein's Army
-x- Cannibalism - Bone Tomahawk
.........................Mondo Cannibal
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-x- Comedy / Spoof - Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
...............................Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
...............................Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
...............................Psycho Sleepover
...............................Evil Ed
...............................Night Of The Comet
...............................Commentary For Night Of The Comet
...............................Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
...............................Burying The Ex
...............................The Voices
...............................Hellgate
...............................The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII
...............................Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
...............................Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
...............................Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg
...............................House
...............................Bugged!
...............................Commentary For Bugged!
...............................Bob's Burgers S07E03: Teen-A-Witch
...............................Mad About You S02E06: An Unplanned Child
...............................Drive In Massacre
-x- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Blob
...................................................................Commentary For The Blob
-x- Death by: Drowning - The House Of Seven Corpses
....................................Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
....................................American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
....................................Death Ship
....................................Commentary For Death Ship
....................................Doctor And The Devils
-x- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films - The House Of Seven Corpses
........................................................Bloody Birthday
........................................................Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau
-x- Documentary - Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
...........................Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau
-x- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - The Blob
.............................................................Commentary For The Blob
.............................................................Xtro
.............................................................Demonwarp
.............................................................The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII
.............................................................The Quartermass Xperiment
-x- Found Footage - Paranormal Activity 4
-x- Frankenstein - Forever Knight S03E01-E10
..........................Frankenstein's Army
-x- Ghost / Haunting - The Babadook
................................Night Of Dark Shadows
................................American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
................................American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E01-07
................................Paranormal Activity 4
................................Sorority House Massacre 2
................................Hellgate
................................Session 9
................................The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XXVII
................................House
................................The Fog
................................Commentary For The Fog
................................Insidious: Chapter 3
................................Ghostwatch
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
-x- Killer / Evil Animal - Forever Knight S03E01-E10
..................................Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
..................................The Rage
..................................Murders In The Rue Morgue
-x- Killer / Evil Child - American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
...............................Bloody Birthday
-x- Killer / Evil Doll - Curse Of Chucky
-x- Made-for-TV Movie - Ghostwatch
-x- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Blob
............................................................Commentary For The Blob
............................................................Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
............................................................C.H.U.D.
............................................................Commentary For C.H.U.D.
............................................................Demonwarp
............................................................The Quartermass Xperiment
............................................................The Rift
............................................................It Follows
............................................................Commentary For It Follows
............................................................Bugged!
............................................................Commentary For Bugged!
............................................................Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau
............................................................In The Year 2889
............................................................Jurassic World 3D
............................................................Frankenstein's Army
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror -
-x- Nation of Origin: Japan - The Cure
-x- Nazi - Death Ship
..............Commentary For [b]Death Ship]
..............Frankenstein's Army
-x- Psychological - The Babadook
...........................The Cure
...........................Session 9
...........................Society
...........................Commentary For Society
...........................Stop Me Before I Kill!
...........................Southbound
--- Rape / Revenge -
-x- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
..........................................................Burying The Ex
-x- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Psycho Sleepover
...........................................................Evil Ed
...........................................................American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
...........................................................Pigs
...........................................................Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
...........................................................The Voices
...........................................................Sorority House Massacre 2
...........................................................Slumber Party Massacre
...........................................................Commentary For Slumber Party Massacre
...........................................................Bloody Birthday
...........................................................Doctor And The Devils
...........................................................Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg
...........................................................Savage Weekend
...........................................................Drive In Massacre
-x- Takes Place on a Holiday - Night Of The Comet
...........................................Commentary For Night Of The Comet
...........................................Paranormal Activity 4
...........................................Krampus
...........................................Mad About You S02E06: An Unplanned Child
-x- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Death Ship
.....................................................Commentary For Death Ship
.....................................................The Rift
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-x- Vampire - Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
....................Forever Knight S03E01-E10
....................Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
....................Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
....................American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
....................Underworld: Awakening 3D
....................Fiancée Of Dracula
-x- Werewolf - Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
.....................Howling II
.....................Underworld: Awakening 3D
-x- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Evilspeak
...................................................Prince Of Darkness
...................................................Commentary For Prince Of Darkness
...................................................Hellbenders 3D
...................................................Night Of Dark Shadows
...................................................Howling II
...................................................American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
...................................................American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E01-07
...................................................Paranormal Activity 4
...................................................Drag Me To Hell
...................................................Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
...................................................Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
...................................................Bob's Burgers S07E03: Teen-A-Witch
...................................................Southbound
...................................................Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D
...................................................The Killing Of Satan
-x- With Commentary - Commentary For The Blob
.................................Commentary For Prince Of Darkness
.................................Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood
.................................Commentary For Night Of The Comet
.................................Commentary For Slumber Party Massacre
.................................Commentary For C.H.U.D.
.................................Commentary For Death Ship
.................................Commentary For Society
.................................Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
.................................Commentary For The Fog
.................................Commentary For It Follows
.................................Commentary For Bugged!
-x- With Two or More Horror Legends - Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
-x- Zombie - Gangs Of The Dead
..................Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
..................Fear The Walking Dead S02E13-15 & The Talking Dead
..................The House Of Seven Corpses
..................Just Desserts: The Making Of Creepshow
..................The Rage
..................Burying The Ex
..................Demonwarp
..................The Walking Dead S07E01 & The Talking Dead
..................Dead Is Dead

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
-x- John Carpenter - Commentary For Prince Of Darkness
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1941 (75th) -
--- 1966 (50th) -
-x- 1991 (25th) – Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground –
-x- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows – Night Of Dark Shadows
-x- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman - Sorority House Massacre 2
....................................................Slumber Party Massacre
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
--- Was made in the 1940s -
-x- Features a killer kid - American Horror Story: Hotel S05E07-12
....................................Bloody Birthday
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
-x- Has the words "Night" in the title - Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
-x- Takes place at a retail establishment - Commentary For Night Of The Comet

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
Theme Nights
Spoiler:
-x- 09/30: Criterion Collection Crossover of The Damned - The Blob
-x- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies - Gangs Of The Dead
...............Dylan Dog: The Dead Of Night
-x- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror - Prince Of Darkness
-x- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate - The House Of Seven Corpses
-x- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror - Xtro
-x- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary - Night Of Dark Shadows
-x- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors - Murders In The Rue Morgue
-x- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm - Monster Squad
-x- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies - Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
-x- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters - The Lift
-x- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! - Hellgate
-x- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places - Session 9
-x- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror - Bone Tomahawk
-x- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses - Bloody Birthday
-x- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors - Society
...............Commentary For Society
-x- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment - Death Ship
...............Commentary For Death Ship
-x- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Underworld: Awakening 3D
-x- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door - Bloodsucking Pharaohs In Pittsburg
-x- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - House
-x- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic - The Rift
-x- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Fiancée Of Dracula
-x- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Savage Weekend
-x- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses - Commentary For It Follows
-x- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters - Bugged!
...............Commentary For Bugged!
-x- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror - Stop Me Before I Kill!
-x- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror - Krampus
x- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances - American Horror Story: Roanoke S06E05
-x- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Southbound
-x- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - Frankenstein's Army
-x- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D
-x- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - The Killing Of Satan
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Ghostwatch
Additional Statistics
Spoiler:
Number of 1st time viewings:
81 out of 100 (81%)

Number of titles watched with wife:
2 out of 101 (2%)

Most Watched From Decade:
1. 2010 - 31.5 out of 100 (31.5%)
2. 1980 - 25 out of 100 (25%)
3. 1990 – 19 out of 100 (19%)

Most Watched By Rating:
1. R - 50 out of 100 (50%)
2. Unrated - 31 out of 100 (31%)
3. PG-13 - 8 out of 100 (8%)

Most Watched By Format
1.) Blu-Ray – 33 out of 100 (33%)
2.) DVD – 29 out of 100 (29%)
3.) Internet - 20.5 out of 100 (20.5%)

Most Watched Sub-Genre / Type
1.) Comedy / Spoof - 20.5 out of 100 (20.5%)
2.) Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - 19.75 out of 100 (19.75%)
3.) Ghost / Haunting – 18.5 out of 100 (18.5%)

Highest Rated First Time Views:
(4.5 out of 5 or better)
Prince Of Darkness (4.5)
Commentary For Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood (5)
Select Episode(s) Of American Horror Story (4.5)
Bone Tomahawk (5)
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (5)
The Killing Of Satan (4.5)

My Lowest Rated Titles Of The Challenge:
(1.5 out of 5 or lower (1 being the lowest possible score))
Hellgate (1.5)
The Rift (1.5)
Fiancée Of Dracula (1.5)
In The Year 2889 (1)
Dead Is Dead (1)
Seasonal Beers
Spoiler:
B-1. Samuel Adams: Oktoberfest (3)
B-2. Warsteiner: Oktoberfest (5)
B-3. Boulevard: Funky Pumpkin Spiced Sour Ale (2)
B-4. Coop: Oktoberfest (2.5)
B-5. Occulto (3.5)
B-6. Mustang: Oktoberfest Marzen (2.5)
B-7. Goose Island Beer Co: Oktoberfest (4.5)
B-8. Flying Dog: The Fear Imperial Pumpkin (3.5)
B-9. Anthem Brewing Co: Ogletoberfest (3)
B-10. Samuel Adams: 20 Pounds Of Pumpkin (4)
B-11. Sierra Nevada: Octoberfest (3.5)
B-12. Jack-O Traveler: Pumpkin Shandy (3.5)
B-13. Hacker-Pschorr: Original Oktoberfest (4)
B-14. Spaten: Oktoberfest (3)
B-15. Marshal: Oktoberfest Lager (2)
B-16. Rahr & Sons: Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager (1.5)
B-17. Rahr & Sons: Den Of Sin Series: Pumpkin (3.5)
B-18. Kirin: Akiaji (Fall Flavor) (3)
B-19. Anthem: Old Man Ogle (3)
B-20. Avery Brewing Co: El Gose (2)
B-21. Ayinger: Oktober Fest-Marzen (4.5)

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List is Final

9th year participant!

Total = 132 / 102 FTV


HISTORY/GOAL:
Spoiler:


Previous year's stats:

2015 = 128/86 FTV
2014 = 100/72 FTV
2013 = 123/87 FTV
2012 = 110/88 FTV
2011 = 68/61 FTV
2010 = 127/108 FTV
2009 = 100/87 FTV
2008 = 74/57 FTV

FTV = First Time Views (to include first time commentary listens)

This year’s goals:

-x- Beat all time views: 128 - This Year's Total = 132
-x- Watch each 31 Films Subset on specified day
-x- Watch ONLY Theme Day films, on specified day
-x- More than half first time views/first time commentary listens - This Year's Total = 102


STATS:

Spoiler:
NUMBERS/TIME:
Total Watched = 132
Total Approx Min Watched = 11674
Total Approx Hrs Watched = 195
Total First Time Views/Listens = 102

FORMATS:
(BD) Blu-ray Disc = 72
(UHD BD) 4K/Ultra Hi-Def Blu-ray Disc = 1
DVD = 19
VHS = 1
Streaming (Hulu/Netflix/Amazon Instant/YouTube/ALYXSTARR) = 39

DECADES:
1930 = 5
1940 = 3
1950 = 5
1960 = 5
1970 = 35
1980 = 21
1990 = 16
2000 = 10
2010 = 32

MISC:
List Photo = Kiersten Essenpreis


KEY:
= First Time View FTV/Listen (with commentary)
WC# = Wild Cards #1-3 (plus over 100 #4 Bonus WC)
"Purple" = Subset
# = Not Counted
All films in English unless otherwise noted


Dusk
1 - Corridors of Blood (UK/USA - 1958 - 86 Min) Hulu
2 - Godzilla (Japan - 1954 - 96 Min) BD

Oct 1
3 - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Italy/Spain - 1975 - 93 Min) YouTube
4 - World War Z (USA - 2013 - 116 Min) BD
5 - Dawn of the Dead (USA - 1978 - 127 Min) BD
6 - Document of the Dead (USA - 1985 - 66 Min) DVD

Oct 2
7 - Exorcist III (USA - 1990 - 110 Min)
BD
8 - Brotherhood of Satan (USA - 1971 - 92 Min) DVD
9 - The Other Hell (Italy - 1981 - 88 Min) DVD
10 - The Last Exorcism (Italy/USA - 2010 - 87 Min) BD
11 - The Vatican Tapes (USA - 2015 - 91 Min) Hulu
## - Rosemary's Baby OST Album (LA-LA-LAND - 2012 - 26:41) CD

Oct 3
12 - House of Seven Corpses (USA - 1974 - 90 Min) BD
13 - The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (Italy - 1971 - 103 Min) BD
14 - Castle of Blood (Italy/France - 1964 - 87 Min - B&W) BD

Oct 4
15 - Species (USA - 1995 - 108 Min) BD
16 - Species II (USA - 1998 - 93 Min) BD
17 - Species III (USA - 2004 - 112 Min) BD
18 - Species the Awakening (USA - 2007 - 103 Min) BD
19 - Killer Klowns From Outer Space (USA - 1988 - 88 Min) BD

Oct 5
20 - After.Life (USA - 2009 - 104 Min) BD
21 - Nightmare on the 13th Floor (USA - 1990 - 90 Min) BD
22 - House of Dark Shadows (USA - 1970 - 97 Min) ALYXSTARR

Oct 6
23 - The Vampire Bat (USA - 1933 - 64 Min) Amazon
24 - Devil Times Five (USA - 1974 - 88 Min) BD
25 - Horror Express (USA - 1972 - 88 Min) BD

Oct 7
26 - Phantasm (USA - 1978 - 88 Min) DVD
27 - Something Weird (USA - 1967 - 80 Min) DVD
28 - Mindwarp (USA - 1992 - 91 Min) BD
29 - Texas Chainsaw 3D (USA - 2013 - 92 Min) BD3D

Oct 8
30 - Grizzly (USA - 1976 - 91 Min) BD
31 - Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (USA - 2012 - 91 Min) BD
32 - Motel Hell (USA - 1980 - 101 Min) BD

Oct 9
33 - Chopping Mall (USA - 1986 - 77 Min) BD
34 - The Bees (Mexico - 1978 - 83 Min) BD
35 - Squirm (USA - 1976 - 93 Min) BD

Oct 10
36 - Axe (USA - 1971 - 67 Min) BD
37 - Madman (USA - 1981 - 88 Min) BD
38 - Deathgasm (New Zealand - 2015 - 86 Min) BD

Oct 11
39 - Boo (USA - 2005 - 94 Min) Amazon
40 - Crazy Eights (USA - 2006 - 80 Min) Amazon
41 - Sublime (USA - 2007 - 107 Min) DVD
42 - Warlock Moon (USA - 1973 - 84 Min) DVD
43 - The Descent (UK - 2005 - 99 Min) BD

Oct 12
44 - Murders in the Rue Morgue (UK - 1971 - 98 Min) BD
45 - The Asphyx (UK - 1974 - 99 Min) BD
46 - Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (USA - 1991 - 86 Min) BD
47 - She-Wolf of London (USA - 1946 - 61 Min) DVD
48 - Bone Tomahawk (USA/UK - 2015 - 132 Min) Amazon

Oct 13
49 - Jack-O (USA - 1995 - 88 Min) DVD
50 - Babysitter Massacre (USA - 2013 - 78 Min) Amazon
51 - Bloody Birthday (USA - 1981 - 85 Min) BD
52 - The Guardian (USA - 1999 - 92 Min) LD
53 - When a Stranger Calls (USA - 1979 - 97 Min) BD
54 - Child's Play (USA - 1988 - 87 Min) BD

Oct 14
55 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (USA - 1956 - 80 Min) Amazon
56 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (USA - 1978 - 115 Min) BD
57 - Green Room (USA - 2015 - 95 Min) BD

Oct 15
58 - Death Ship (USA - 1980 - 91 Min) Amazon
59 - The Slumber Party Massacre (USA - 1982 - 77 Min) BD

Oct 16
60 - Howl (UK - 2015 - 89 Min) Hulu
61 - Evil Bong: High-5! (USA - 2016 - 70 Min) DVD
62 - Kings of Cult (USA - 2015 - 52 Min) DVD
63 - Bad Moon (USA - 1996 - 80 Min) BD
64 - Bad Channels (USA - 1992 - 88 Min) DVD

Oct 17
65 - Queen of Blood (USA - 1966 - 78 Min) Amazon
66 - Dolly Dearest (USA - 1991 - 93 Min) Amazon
67 - Blood is the Color of Night The Blood Drinkers (Philippines/USA - 1964 - 88 Min) Hulu
68 - The People Under the Stairs (USA - 1991 - 103 Min) BD

Oct 18
69 - Funeral Home (Canada - 1980 - 93 Min) Amazon
70 - Bloodstained Shadow (Italy - 1978 - 109 Min) DVD
71 - The Old Dark House (USA - 1932 - 72 Min) YouTube
72 - The Return of the Living Dead (USA - 1985 - 91 Min) BD

Oct 19
73 - Beneath (USA - 2013 - 90 Min) BD
74 - The Shallows (USA - 2016 - 86 Min) UHD BD
75 - Jaws (USA - 1975 - 124 Min) BD
76 - Lake Placid (USA - 1999 - 82 Min) BD

Oct 20
77 - Vampires (w/ commentary) (USA - 1998 - 108 Min) BD
78 - Crypt of the Living Dead (Spain/USA - 1973 - 85 Min) BD
79 - Vanishing on 7th Street (USA - 2010 - 92 Min) BD
80 - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (w/ commentary) (USA - 1948 - 83 Min) BD
81 - Daybreakers (Australia/USA - 2009 - 98 Min) DVD
82 - Dracula (USA/UK - 1979 - 109 Min) ALYXSTARR

Oct 21
83 - Hush (USA - 2016 - 81 Min) Amazon
84 - La corta notte delle bambole di vetro Short Night of the Glass Dolls (Italy/W Germany/Yugoslavia - 1972 - 92 Min) DVD
85 - Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? The Case of the Bloody Iris (Italy - 1972 - 94 Min) DVD
86 - You'll Like My Mother (USA - 1972 - 92 Min) BD
87 - The Final Terror (USA - 1983 - 82 Min) BD
88 - Reazione a catena A Bay of Blood (Italy - 1971 - 84 Min) BD

Oct 22
89 - The Mummy (USA - 1932 - 73 Min - B&W) BD
90 - Pharaoh's Curse (USA - 1957 - 66 Min - B&W) Amazon
91 - Curse of the Faceless Man (USA - 1958 - 66 Min - B&W) Amazon
92 - I Married a Witch (USA - 1942 - 77 Min - B&W) BD
93 - The Curse of the Werewolf (UK - 1961 - 93 Min) Amazon

Oct 23
94 - Dogs (USA - 1976 - 90 Min) BD
95 - Stung (Germany/USA - 2015 - 87 Min) BD
96 - Roar (USA - 1981 - 102 Min) BD
97 - Phenomena (USA - 1985 - 116 Min) BD

Oct 24
98 - Horsehead (France - 2015 - 89 Min) BD
99 - What We Become (Denmark - 2016 - 85 Min) Netflix
100 - Screamers (Italy - 1981 - 89 Min) BD
101 - Baskin (Turkey/USA - 2016 - 97 Min - Turkish) Netflix

Oct 25
102 - Home For the Holidays (USA - 1972 - 73 Min) YouTube
103 - ATM (USA/Canada - 2012 - 90 Min) DVD
104 - Krampus (USA - 2015 - 98 Min) BD

Oct 26
105 - Witchboard (UK/USA - 1986 - 98 Min) BD
106 - Ouija (USA - 2014 - 89 Min) BD

Oct 27
107 - The Vault of Horror (UK/USA - 1973 - 87 Min) YouTube
108 - Screams of a Winter Night (USA - 1979 - 91 Min) YouTube
109 - Encounter With the Unknown (USA - 1975 - 90 Min) YouTube
110 - Southbound (USA - 2016 - 89 Min) Amazon
111 - Asylum (UK - 1972 - 88 Min) Amazon
112 - Body Bags (w/ commentary) (USA - 1993 - 91 Min) BD

Oct 28
113 - Frankenstein (w/ commentary) (USA - 1931 - 70 Min) BD
114 - Bride of Frankenstein (USA - 1935 - 75 Min) BD
### - Thriller Night/Trick-or-Treating (Downtown - 4:30:00) Event

Oct 29
115 - Ich seh ich seh Goodnight Mommy (Austria - 2015 - 99 Min - German) Amazon
116 - Maggie (USA/Switzerland - 2015 - 95 Min) Amazon
117 - Wake Wood (USA - 2009 - 90 Min) DVD
118 - The Sacrament (USA - 2013 - 99 Min) BD

Oct 30
119 - ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà The Beyond (Italy - 1983 - 87 Min) BD
120 - Prince of Darkness (w/ commentary) (USA - 1987 - 102 Min) BD
121 - Satan's Blood AKA Don't Panic (Spain - 1978 - 82 Min - Spanish) ALYXSTARR

Oct 31
122 - Halloween II (USA - 1981 - 92 Min) BD
123 - Dog Soldiers (UK/Luxembourg/USA - 2002 - 105 Min) BD
124 - The Funhouse Massacre (USA - 2015 - 90 Min) BD
125 - Holidays (USA - 2016 - 105 Min) Netflix
126 - Witch's Night Out (Canada - 1978 - 28 Min) DVD WC #1
127 - Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXVII S28/Ep4 (USA - 2016 - 22 Min) Hulu WC #2
128 - Modern Family Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook S8/Ep5 (USA - 2016 - 21 Min) Hulu WC #3
129 - Halloween With the New Addams Family (USA - 1977 - 74 Min) YouTube
130 - Bob's Burgers Teen-a-Witch S7/Ep3 (USA - 2016 - 22 Min) Hulu WC #4 (100+ Bonus WC)
131 - The Midnight Hour (USA - 1985 - 94 Min) VHS

Pre-Dawn
132 - Young Frankenstein (USA - 1974 - 108 Min) ALYXSTARR



Theme Nights: - COMPLETE -
Spoiler:


All viewings for each day match Theme Night

-x- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
-x- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror -
-x- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate -
-x- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror -
-x- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary -
-x- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors -
-x- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm -
-x- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies -
-x- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters -
-x- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! -
-x- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places -
-x- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror -
-x- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses -
-x- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors -
-x- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment -
-x- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
-x- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door -
-x- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! -
-x- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic -
-x- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
-x- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
-x- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses -
-x- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters -
-x- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror -
-x- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror -
-x- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances -
-x- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
-x- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films -
-x- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition -
-x- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
-x- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -


31 Film Subset: - COMPLETE -


Spoiler:

-x- Dusk: Masses - Corridors of Blood (1958)
-x- 10/01: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
-x- 10/02: Darth Maher - The Exorcist III (1990)
-x- 10/03: SterlingBen - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
-x- 10/04: pacaway - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
-x- 10/05: rbrown498 - House of Dark Shadows (1970)
-x- 10/06: shellebelle - The Vampire Bat (1933)
-x- 10/07: tarfrimmer - Phantasm (1979)
-x- 10/08: PCBreakdown - Motel Hell (1980)
-x- 10/09: Darkgod - Chopping Mall (1986)
-x- 10/10: Undeadcow - Deathgasm (2015)
-x- 10/11: Bladz - The Descent (2005)
-x- 10/12: clckworang - Bone Tomahawk (2015)
-x- 10/13: cwileyy - Bloody Birthday (1981)
-x- 10/14: Chad - Green Room (2015)
-x- 10/15: indiephantom - Death Ship (1980)
-x- 10/16: WillieMLF - Howl (2015)
-x- 10/17: Dick Laurent - The People Under the Stairs (1991)
-x- 10/18: Mondo Kane - The Old Dark House (1932)
-x- 10/19: orlmac - Jaws (1975)
-x- 10/20: ntnon - Dracula (1979)
-x- 10/21: arw6040 - Hush (2016)
-x- 10/22: Doc Moonlight - The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
-x- 10/23: SethDLH - Stung (2015)
-x- 10/24: TheBigDave - Baskin (2015)
-x- 10/25: DaveyJoe - Krampus (2015)
-x- 10/26: ororama - Witchboard (1986)
-x- 10/27: Gobear - Southbound (2015)
-x- 10/28: shadokitty - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
-x- 10/29: jacob_b - Goodnight Mommy (2014)
-x- 10/30: CrazyMat - Satan's Blood (1978)
-x- 10/31: Trevor - Halloween II (1981)
-x- Pre-Dawn: Masses - Young Frankenstein (1974)


Checklist: - SKIPPED -

Spoiler:


(Might fill in later)

Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Camille Keaton -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Terence Fisher -
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
--- James Whale -
--- Jim Wynorski -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
--- Ed French -
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Axe -
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
--- Was made in the 1940s -
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1941 (75th) -
--- 1966 (50th) -
--- 1991 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground –
--- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows –
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman -
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL


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Legend:
Spoiler:

- First Time Viewing (feature length) 43
- First Time Viewing (non-feature length) 9
* - First Home Viewing 0
* - First Time Using Owned Media 4

- wildcard title 1

- watched in 3D 2

- experienced in IMAX 0

All titles American unless otherwise indicated...
- Canada 1
- Italy 1
- Spain 2
- UK 2
- Japan 2
- Poland 0.5
- Israel 0.5
- Swtzerland 1

Watched With: μ - M 0 (0 - 0) | δ - D 3 (~ indicates only a partial viewing by other viewers)

Source:
  L - Library 7
  S - Streamed 12 (8 - 8)
  $ - bought for this challenge 16 (16 - 0)
  O - from my collection 16 (16 - 0)
- TV 0 (0 - 0)

Bold titles are feature length

Underlined titles indicate coming off the unwatched pile must have been purchased more than 1 month prior to challenge 13 (13 - 0)

Cliff's 4th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge"


Total Eligible Titles: 54 (50- 8) First Time Views: (43 - 8)

3D Blu-ray: 1 Blu-ray: 23 DVD: 13 HDDVD: 0 Theater: 5 TV: 0 (0 - 0)
Streamed: Netflix: 6 (2 - 8) shomi: 2 (2 - 0) Other: 4 (4 - 0)




T✓ - indicates a theme film was watched 33
S✓ - indicates a subset film was watched 21 (16 day of) + 5 theatrical presentations



Useful Links:

Horror at The 2016 Calgary International Film Festival

September 24:
--. The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)
--. Let Her Out (2016)

September 28:
--. The Greasy Strangler (2016) OMG! Crazy, Wes Anderson meets Napoleon Dynamite meets The Room, if The Room was a serial killer horror movie

September 29:
--. The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
--. Van Helsing: Help Me (Pilot) S01E01 (2016)
--. Van Helsing: Seen You S01E02 (2016)
--. Rupture (2016)

September 30:
01. Kill Me Please (2016) Strange Brazilian film.
02. Lavender (2016) Another GREAT Canadian film! One of the most satisfying endings to a ghost story in a long time! It is getting a release in the USA early next year. Check it out!

October 02:
05. T✓ Abattoir (2016)
06. Beyond the Gates (2016)




September 30: Criterion Crossovers (Corridors of Blood (1958))
03. S✓T✓ Corridors of Blood (1958) S Criterion crossover. streamed from Horror Hall on Roku

October 01: Zombies (The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974))
04. S✓T✓ The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) S streamed from alyxstarr. thanks!

October 02: Fanaticism (Religious) Horror (The Exorcist III (1990))
07. S✓T✓ The Exorcist III (1990) $ I've never seen the original, so am unable to compare. Good, but a slow start.

October 03: HorrorEstate (The House of Seven Corpses (1974))
--

October 04: ✓ Extraterrestrial Horror (Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988))
08. The Innkeepers (2011) L I didn't get this one. Was it supposed to be a horror/comedy?
09. S✓T✓ Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) δ O
10. Insidious (2010) L

October 05: ✓ Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary (House of Dark Shadows (1970))
11. S✓T✓ House of Dark Shadows (1970) $
12. The Conjuring (2013) O Bought this for $5 after seeing the sequel this past summer.

October 06: ✓ Public Domain Horrors (The Vampire Bat (1933))
13. S✓T✓ The Vampire Bat (1933) $ ~δ 62 min.
14. Fright Night (1985) O
15. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) L

October 07: R.I.P. Angus Scrimm (Phantasm (1979))
16. S✓T✓ Chopping Mall (1986) $ My horror set of 8 movies had a Pan & Scan version. Stupid. Angus Scrimm plays a role for today's theme. This is also the subset film for Oct 09.
17. T✓ Blood Orgy (aka The Gore Gore Girls) (1972) $ This one looked supreme on my 2fer Blu-ray. RIP: Herschell Gordon Lewis

October 08: Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies (Motel Hell (1980))
--

October 09: Stranger Things (Chopping Mall (1986))
17.5 Scream: I Know What You Did Last Summer S02E01 (2016) S

October 10: Careful with that Axe, Eugene! (Deathgasm (2015))
18.0 Scream: Psycho S02E02 (2016) S
18.5 Scream: Vacancy S02E03 (2016) S
19.0 Scream: Happy Birthday To Me S02E04 (2016) S
19.5 Scream: Dawn of the Dead S02E05 (2016) S
20.0 Scream: Jeepers Creepers S02E06 (2016) S

October 11: ✓ Abandoned Places (The Descent (2005))
21. S✓ Motel Hell (1980) S Subset film for 'Travel Horror' Oct 08. streamed from Horror Hall on Roku
22. S✓T✓ The Descent (2005) S(O) I own this great movie on DVD but this time I streamed it in HD on shomi.
23. The Wizard of Gore (1970) $ This one was no where close to as good as Blood Orgy. Not even one booby either. RIP: Herschell Gordon Lewis

October 12: ✓ Period Piece Horror (Bone Tomahawk (2015))
24. S✓T✓ Bone Tomahawk (2015) L Kurt Russell! He is so well suited for westerns! Very Little horror but a good movie and good period themed subset pick.

October 13: Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses (Bloody Birthday (1981))
25. T✓ The Omen (1976) O Wow! Never saw this before, but of course its story is familiar to everyone. It really holds up! Great kills!

October 14: ✓ Conspiracy / Political Horrors (Green Room (2015))
26. S✓T✓ Green Room (2015) L Another really good one! RIP: Anton Yelchin

October 15: 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment (Death Ship (1980))
27. Final Destination 3 (2006) O Why do I like these films? I'm also hoping to watch the 3D one this month as well.
28. T✓ Empire of the Ants (1977) O Finally off the unwatched pile after more than 10 years! Great "bad" movie! Watch it with friends who appreciate cheese.
29. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) L

October 16: Werewolves / Were-Creatures (Howl (2015))
30. T✓ The Wolf Man (1941) O Finally go around to seeing this movie!! My Legacy DVD is no longer on the unwatched pile!
31. T✓ Underworld: Awakening (2012) O First Underworld movie I've seen. Not bad actually.
32. S✓T✓ The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) O subset film for Oct 22

October 17: ✓ 1966/1991 (The People Under The Stairs (1991))
33. S✓T✓ The People Under The Stairs (1991) S Borrowed this from Hoopla, but while looking for an app to play it on, I found it on shomi. I no longer seemed to be on Horror Hall. I've been waiting a long time to see this one, so I'm glad I finally did. Good movie.
34. V/H/S/2 (2013) O Got this one for $1 at a used book sale. Weird anthology.
34.5 Scream: Let the Right One In S02E07 (2016) S
35.0 Scream: Village of the Damned S02E08 (2016) S

October 18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... (The Old Dark House (1932))
36. T✓ The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) O Man! These bonus films on these Legacy DVDs look so good, I'm not sure there's a reason to buy the blu-rays!
37. T✓ Children of the Corn (2009) O Wasn't much of a storm in this made-for-TV movie, and the female "protagonist" was as irritating as hell!

October 19 ✓: JawsSploitation / Aquatic (Jaws (1975))
38. Demon (2015) Noticed this playing at our local art house theatre today so I popped in after work.
39. S✓T✓ Jaws (1975) O 8th time watching this movie since June 2005 (no idea how many times before that). Watched it with my Samsung 4K's 2D to 3D up conversion turned on for fun. I looked great!

October 20: ✓ Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror (Dracula (1979))
40. S✓T✓ Dracula (1979) $ Bought for this challenge, I did not waste my money on this one! Loved the atmosphere and style of this one! I didn't even know this movie existed before it was listed as a subset pick for this month. Nice!

October 21: ✓ Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers (Hush (2016))
41. T✓ Bikini Girls on Ice (2009) $S Bought for this day on iTunes. Had to pick fast for a bus ride. Ugh! 3.9 on IMDB... generous. And it turns out to be Canadian... sorry folks.
42. S✓T✓ Hush (2015) S

October 22: Curses (The Curse of the Werewolf (1961))
43. T✓ Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps (2010) S

October 23: Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters (Stung (2015))
44. T✓ Godzilla 1984 (1984) $ Too bad they never hire good actors for these movies

October 24: The European Passport to Terror (Baskin (2015))
--

October 25: Christmas Horror (Krampus (2015))
--

October 26: ✓ Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances (Witchboard (1986))
45. S✓T✓ Witchboard (1986) $ A little disappointing. Expected quite a bit more from this. Bad purchase. Should have streamed it, but the disc does seem to have a LOT of special features that I didn't explore yet.
46. T✓S✓ Krampus (2015) $ Been excitedly waiting to watch this since it was in theaters. Bought it knowing it was a subset pick (Oct 25)... started it too late and fell asleep! I'll have to finish it today.

October 27: Horror Anthologies (Southbound (2015))
47. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) δ $ I'll wild card this thing but it definitely has horror elements. Just got it in the mail as part of the new del Toro trilogy from Criterion.
48. T✓ Trick 'r Treat (2007) $ Saw this one year ago at an all night Halloween movie marathon. Picked up the Blu-ray really cheap a couple of weeks ago.

October 28: ✓ Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films (Bride of Frankenstein (1935))
49. S✓T✓ Bride of Frankenstein (1935) O

October 29: Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition (Goodnight Mommy (2014))
50. Sinister (2012) $
51. S✓ Halloween II (1981) O subset film for Oct 31

October 30: Infested Layers of Hell! (Satan's Blood (1978))
52. T✓ Jennifer's Body (2009) O
53. T✓ The Craft (1996) $

October 31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror (Halloween II (1981))

November 01: Comedy Crossover (Young Frankenstein (1975))
54. S✓T✓ Young Frankenstein (1975) O






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Goals:
Beat 2013's total of 164
✓ At least 10 rewatches
Complete Checklist

BLU: 2 | DVD: 0 | Netflix/Amazon : 9 | Free Streaming: 20 | DVR/VOD: 9

☼ First Time Viewing: 25
Total Time: 62H 56M

September 30 (dusk) - Criterion Crossover - 3H 07M
1. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) YouTube 1H 25M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "You look just like a little whore, but I like that in a girl."
2. 31 (2016) Primewire 1H 42M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "You know what they say, kemosabe, in Hell, everybody loves popcorn."

October 1 - Zombies - 5H 54M
3. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) Primewire 1H 22M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "I've harmed nobody, just robbed a few graves!"
4. Plan 9 (2015) Amazon Prime 1H 43M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Back off man, I'm a scientist."
5. The Monster Squad (1987) Primewire 1H 22M ★★★★★ "Wolfman's got nards!"
6. One Missed Call (2008) VOD 1H 27M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "From now on, I only go to parties where no one gets cremated."

October 2 - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror - 4H 46M
7. Tenebre (1982) YouTube 1H 41M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: Terror Beyond Belief
8. Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) Primewire 1H 26M ★★★★☆ "Even dead women'd sooner sleep with each other than get with me it would appear."
9. ThanksKilling 3 (2012) Amazon Prime 1H 39M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "You were nothing more than just a good piece of moon poon."

October 3 - HorrorEstate - 4H 49M
10. The Gift (2000) Amazon Prime 1H 51M ☼ ★★★★☆ "Guess you'd better fuck me fast."
11. Hatchet (2006) BluRay 1H 25M ★★★★☆ "Yeah? Well, your nipples are dumb."
12. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) Amazon Prime 1H 33M ☼ ★★★★★ "What are you, the Taliban?"

October 4 - Extraterrestrial Horror - 3H 21M
13. Dark Summer (2015) Netflix 1H 21M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ Tagline: Some crushes last forever
14. Horns (2013) Primewire 2H 0M ☼ ★★★★★ "You fucking patients! All you care about is yourselves!"

October 5 - Dark Shadows - 4H 58M
15. Gravy (2015) VOD 1H 35M ☼ ★★★★★ Tagline: You Are What We Eat
16. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Primewire 1H 44M ☼ ★★★★★ "Crazy is building your ark after the flood has already come."
17. Urban Legend (1998) Primewire 1H 39M ★★★★★ "Move over the the window, now, you loony psycho bitch!"

October 6 - Public Domain Horrors - 3H 02M
18. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) VOD 1H 37M ☼ ★★★★☆ "I always wanted to know, how I would go. Tell me friend... how I meet my end."
19. The Evil Dead (1981) VOD 1H 25M ★★★★☆ "We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep."

October 7 - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen & R.I.P. Angus Scrimm - 2H 48M
20. Evil Dead II (1987) BluRay 1H 24M ★★★★★ "Groovy."
21. Stalled (2013) Netflix 1H 24M ★★★★★ "I need the toilet."

October 8 - Travel (Vacation) Horror - 2H 49M
22. Resident Evil (2002) DailyMotion 1H 40M ★★★★★ "I could kiss you, you bitch!"
23. The Return of the Vampire (1943) Internet Archive 1H 09M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Blimey! Look at this! It's getting so it ain't even safe to be dead!"

October 9 - Stranger Things & Unconventional Movie Monsters - 1H 32M
24. Tales of Halloween (2015) Primewire 1H 32M ☼ ★★★★★ Tagline: Tricks, Treats & Terror Come Knocking

October 10 - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! - 1H 39M
25. Cabin Fever (2016) Primewire 1H 39M ☼ ★★★☆☆ Tagline: You can't run from what's inside.

October 11 - Abandoned Places - 4H 38M
26. Pulse (2001) Internet Archive 1H 58M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Death was... eternal loneliness."
27. The Walking Deceased (2015) Netflix 1H 28M ☼ ★★★★☆
28. The Old Dark House (1932) YouTube 1H 12M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Have a potato."

October 12 - Period Piece Horror - 3H 18M
29. Stan Helsing (2009) YouTube 1H 48M ★★★★☆ "Can you say "bitch slap"?"
30. Trilogy of Terror II (1996) YouTube 1H 30M ☼ ★★★☆☆

October 13 - Babysitters / Nannies / Governesses - 1H 37M
31. Sinister 2 (2015) VOD 1H 37M ☼ ★★★★☆ "If you tell anyone, we'll kill you first, and then your whole family, and we'll watch the film over and over and over."

October 14 - October 17 - Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights

October 18 - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... - 2H 26M
32. The Shining (1980) DVR 2H 26M ★★★★★ "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

October 19 - JawsSploitation / Aquatic - 0H M
October 20 - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - 0H M
October 21 - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - 0H M

October 22 - Curses - 1H 28M
33. The Final Girls (2015) VOD 1H 28M ★★★★★ "You just fucked with the wrong virgin!"

October 23 - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters - 0H 0M

October 24 - The European Passport to Terror - 2H 28M
34. Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012) Primewire 1H 28M ★★★★★ Tagline: Half Zombie. Half Demon. All Zemon!
34.5. The Walking Dead S7E1: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be VOD 1H 0M ☼

October 25 - Christmas Horror - 1H M
35. Scream Queens S2E3: Handidates VOD 1H 0M ☼

October 26 - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances - 0H M
36. Old 37 (2015) Amazon Prime 1H 24M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ Tagline: The sound of sirens has new meaning

October 27 - Horror Anthologies - 0H M
October 28 - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor - 0H M

October 29 - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards - 1H 28M
37. Cooties (2014) Primewire 1H 28M ★★★★★ "Nap time, motherfuckers."

October 30 - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - 2H 43M
38. Head of the Family (1996) Amazon Rental 1H 22M ☼ ★★★★☆ "What's the point of murdering your husband if you can't fuck in a bed?"
39. Army of Darkness (1992) Primewire 1H 21M ★★★★☆ "Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my BOOMSTICK!"

October 31 - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - 1H 41M
40. My Bloody Valentine (2009) VOD 1H 41M ★★★★★ "Happy fucking Valentine's Day."

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Old Dark House (1932)
-X- Camille Keaton - Plan 9 (2015)
-X- Christopher Lee - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
-X- Bill Moseley - Old 37 (2015)
--- Tom Noonan -
-X- Felissa Rose - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- Chris Sarandon -
-X- Lin Shaye - Tales of Halloween (2015)
-X- John Saxon - Tenebre (1982)
-X- Peter Stormare - Dark Summer (2015)
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
-X- Joseph Bishara - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- Bruno Nicolai -
-X- Christopher Young - The Gift (2000)

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
-X- Joe Dante - Trilogy of Terror II (1996)
-X- Terence Fisher - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
--- Len Kabasinski -
-X- Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Pulse (2001)
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
-X- James Whale - The Old Dark House (1932)
--- Jim Wynorski -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
-X- Ed French - Sinister 2 (2015)
-X- Rosario Prestopino - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Select 2 producers:
-X- Anthony Hinds - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
-X- Robert Tapert - The Gift (2000)
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
-X- Leigh Whannel - Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
-X- Anthology Film - Tales of Halloween (2015)
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Tenebre (1982)
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Tenebre (1982)
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - Tales of Halloween (2015)
-X- Cannibalism - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - Trilogy of Terror II (1996)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - ThanksKilling 3 (2014)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Drowning - One Missed Call (2008)
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Plan 9 (2015)
-X- Found Footage - Sinister 2 (2015)
-X- Frankenstein - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - One Missed Call (2008)
-X- Giallo - Tenebre (1982)
--- K-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - ThanksKilling 3 (2014)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - One Missed Call (2008)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Trilogy of Terror II (1996)
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Trilogy of Terror II (1996)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin: Japan - One Missed Call (2008)
-X- Nazi - 31 (2016)
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Tenebre (1982)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- Vampire - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
-X- Werewolf - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Horns (2013)
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
-X- Zombie - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- Free Streaming, Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
-X- Paid Streaming, Plan 9 (2015)
-X- BluRay, Hatchet (2006)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- Italian, Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
-X- English, 31 (2016)
-X- Japanese, Pulse (2001)

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
-X- Was made in the 1940s - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
-X- Features a killer kid - One Missed Call (2008)
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
-X- Has the words "Night" in the title - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Old Dark House (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
-X- 1950 - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
-X- 1990 - Trilogy of Terror II (1996)
-X- 2000 - One Missed Call (2008)
-X- 2010 - 31 (2016)

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - The Old Dark House (1932)
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - One Missed Call (2008)
-X- R - 31 (2016)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 26


Rewatches:
Spoiler:

1. The Monster Squad (1987)
2. Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)
3. Hatchet (2006)
4. Urban Legend (1998)
5. The Evil Dead (1981)
6. Evil Dead II (1987)
7. Stalled (2013)
8. Resident Evil (2002)
9. Stan Helsing (2009)
10. The Shining (1980)
11. The Final Girls (2015)
12. Dead Before Dawn (2012)
13. Cooties (2014)
14. Army of Darkness (1992)
15. My Bloody Valentine (2009)


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12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge


Count: 69

Oct. 1

- Return of the Living Dead [2K remaster / bluray]
-----movie viewing
-----[supplement: The Decade of Darkness]
- Ghost Hunters [episode: Overdue for Death *
- Paranormal Witness [episode: The Ranch] *

Oct. 2

- The Strain [episode: "The Silver Angel"] / DVD *
- The Strain [episode: "Quick and Painless"] / DVD *

Oct. 3
- The Strain [episode: "The Identity"] / DVD
- The Strain [episode: "The Born"] / DVD
- The Exorcist [episode: "Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee"] *
- The Exorcist [episode: "Chapter Two: Lupus in Fabula"] *
- Crystal Lake Memories / bluray *
-----Chapter 1: Prologue / Long Night At Camp Blood (Friday the 13th)
-----Chapter 2: The Body Count Continues (Friday the 13th Part 2)

Oct. 4
- Cat People [2K restoration *] / bluray
- Crystal Lake Memories / bluray *
-----Chapter 3: A New Dimension in Terror (Friday the 13th Part 3)
-----Chapter 4: Jason's Unlucky Day (Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter)

Oct. 5
- The Strain [episode: "Intruders"] / DVD *
- The Strain [episode: "The Battle for Red Hook" / DVD *
- Son of Frankenstein [with intro and outre comments by Ben Mankiewicz (TCM broadcast)] *

Oct. 6
- Fear the Walking Dead [episode: "Wrath"] *
- Fear the Walking Dead [episode: "North"] *
- Ghost Hunters [episode: "Stone Cold Colonists] *

Oct. 7
- Paranormal Witness [episode: "The Jail"] *

Oct. 8
- Squirm [with director commentary *] / bluray
- Slugs / bluray *

Oct. 9
- American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare: Chapter 3 *
- American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare: Chapter 4 *

Oct. 10
- Ghost Adventures [episode: Mackay Mansion] *
- Ghost Adventures [episode: Palace Saloon] *
- Expedition Unknown [episode: Hunt for the Yeti Part 1: Return of the Yeti] *
- Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow [with director's commentary track *] / bluray

Oct. 11
- The Strain [episode: "The Assassin"] / DVD *
- The Strain [episode: "Dead End"] / DVD *
- The Exorcist [episode: Chapter Three: "Let 'Em In"] *
- Ghostbusters (2016) / 134min version * / bluray
- Shin Godzilla *
- The Thing (1982) [2016 2K remaster / 4.0 sound mix*] / bluray

Oct. 12
- Scream Queens [episode: "Handidates"] *
- Ghost Hunters [episode: "Haunting of the Garde"] *

Oct. 13
- The Strain [episode: "Fallen Light"] / DVD *
- The Strain [episode: "Night Train"] / DVD *

Oct. 14
- The Strain [episode: "The Assassin"] / DVD *
- The Strain [episode: "Dead End"] / DVD *

Oct. 15
- The Strain [episode: "New York Strong"] / *
- The Strain [episode: "Bad White"] / *

Oct. 16
- The Strain [episode: "First Born"] / *
- The Strain [episode: "Gone But Not Forgotten"] / *

Oct. 17
- The Strain [episode: "Madness"] / *
- The Strain [episode: "The Battle of Central Park"] / *
- Goosebumps [episode: "It Came from Beneath the Sink"] *
- The Simpsons [episode: Treehouse of Horror XXVII] *

Oct. 18
- Ghost Adventures [episode: "Reseda House of Evil] *
- Expedition Unknown [episode: Hunt for the Yeti Part 2: The Monster and the Mountain] *
- The Exorcist [episode: Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast] *
- The Strain [episode: 'White Light'] *
- Carrie / 1976 [4K remaster / 1.0 mono mix *] / bluray

Oct. 19
- Scream Queens [episode: "Halloween Blues"] *
- Theatre of Blood / bluray *
- Ghost Hunters [episode: "Deadly Dead Wright"] *
- Paranormal Witness [episode: "The Mojave Encounter"] *
- American Horror Story: Return to Roanoke: Chapter 6 *

Oct. 20
- Expedition Unknown [episode: "Hunt for the Yeti, Part III: Out of Thin Air"] *
- Zombie Prom [Unexpected Stage Production] * WILD CARD
- Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) *

Oct. 21
- The Hills Have Eyes / 1977 / [4K remaster / cast commentary track *]

Oct. 23
- Bob's Burgers [episode: 'Teen-A-Witch'] *
- Ghost Adventures [episode: 'Dorothea Puente's Murder House'] *
- The Strain [episode: 'Do or Die'] *
- Spooks Run Wild *

Oct. 24
- The Walking Dead [episode: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be] *
- American Werewolf in London [2016 remaster] / bluray
- Deathgasm *

Oct. 25
- Fresh Off the Boat [episode: Louisween] *
- The Real O'Neals [episode: The Real Halloween] *
- Dolls [with cast commentary track *] / bluray
- Christine [commentary track *] / bluray

Oct. 26
- The Goldbergs [episode: Stefan King] *
- Modern Family [episode: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook] *
- Black-ish [episode: The Purge] *
- Bride of ReAnimator [with Director commentary track *] / bluray
- Waxworks II / bluray *

Oct. 27
- Ghost Hunters [episode: Manor of Mystery] *
- American Horror Story: Return to Roanoke: Chapter 7 *
- Expedition Unknown [episode: Hunt for the Yeti - Unmasking the Myth] *
- Ash vs. Evil Dead [Season 1: episode 1 & 2] *
- Macabre *
- Night of the Living Dead [with Tom Savini commentary track *] / bluray

Oct. 28
- Paranormal Witness [episode: The Night Ward] *
- Superstore [episode: Halloween Theft] *
- Regular Show [episode: Terror Tales of the Park VI] *
- World War Z 3D * / bluray
- Ash vs. Evil Dead [Season 1: episode 3 & 4] *
- 100 Floors of Frights: David S. Pumpkins [SNL skit] WILD CARD *
- The Corpse Vanishes / 1942 *

Oct. 29
- Crystal Lake Memories / bluray *
-----Chapter 5: Repetition
-----Chapter 6: Resurrection
-----TV Curious Goods
- Ash vs. Evil Dead [Season 1: episodes 5 & 6] *
- Ghost Hunters [episode: Halloween Special - Route 666] *
- The Witch *

Oct. 30
- Crystal Lake Memories / bluray *
-----Chapter 7: Jason's Destroyer
-----Chapter 8: Terror in Times Square
-----Chapter 9: The Nine Live of Jason Voorhees
-----Chapter 10: Evil Gets an Upgrade
- Ghosts on the Loose *
- Hazel [episode: A Haunting We Will Go] *
- Ash vs. Evil Dead [Season 1: episodes 7 & 8] *
- The Walking Dead [episode: The Well] *
- Salem's Lot / bluray *

Oct. 31
- Crystal Lake Memories / bluray *
-----Chapter 11: Winner Kills All
-----Chapter 12: Reboot
-----Chapter 13: Reflections on the Water / Epilogue
- Ash vs. Evil Dead [Season 1: episodes 9 & 10] *
- The Baby *
- The Strain [episode: KNFORGET] *
- Dancing with the Stars: Halloween episode [2 hrs.] *
- Krampus *

~~

Printed material [books, magazines, etc.,]
- 1987 - Ethan Hawke ['The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City' / Jason Blum (2015)] 10-13
- Donations - William Joselyn ['The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City' / Jason Blum (2015)] 10-13
- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [29 stories] (Audio Book) / 1981 / 10-21
- More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [28 stories] (Audio Book) / 1981 / 10-21
- Rural Dead - Bret Hammond ['The Living Dead 2' / edited by John Joseph Adams (2010) / 10-24
- Therapeutic Intervention - Rory Harper ['The Living Dead 2' / edited by John Joseph Adams (2010) / 10-25
- Steve and Fred / Max Brooks ['The Living Dead 2' / edited by John Joseph Adams (2010) / 10-26



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Final Stats:

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



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

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




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



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


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


Subset List
Spoiler:

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

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

TOTAL=137
DAILY SUBSET=COMPLETE
THEME NIGHTS=COMPLETE
9th Challenge Completed

FTV = 85

Formats Watched:
-69- First format, Blu-ray
-15- Second format, Streaming
-51- Third format, DVR
-2- Fourth format, DVD

Decades Watched:
-1- 1920
-8- 1930
-5- 1940
-5- 1950
-8- 1960
-15- 1970
-23- 1980
-7- 1990
-11- 2000
-54- 2010


Oct. 1

1. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) - Blu-ray
2. Microwave Massacre (1983) - Blu-ray
3. Stranger Things - "Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers" (2016) ☼ - Streaming
Stranger Things - "Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street" (2016) ☼ - Streaming
4. Stranger Things - "Chapter Three: Holly Jolly" (2016) ☼ - Streaming
Stranger Things - "Chapter Four: The Body" (2016) ☼ - Streaming
5. See No Evil (2006) ☼ - DVR
6. Cigarette Burns (2005) - Blu-ray
7. Eaten Alive (1976) - Blu-ray

Oct. 2

8. Jenifer (2005) - Blu-ray
9. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) - Blu-ray
10. Unfriended (2014) ☼ - DVR
11. Scream Queens - "Scream Again" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Fear the Walking Dead - "Wrath" (2016) ☼ - DVR
12. The Exorcist - "Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Exorcist - "Chapter Two: Lupus in Fabula" (2016) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 3

13. Phenomena (1985) - Blu-ray

Oct. 4

14. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) Blu-ray - with audio commentary
15. It Came From Outer Space (1953) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 5

16. Amityville 3-D (1983) - Blu-ray
17. American Horror Story: Roanoke - "Chapter 3" (2016) ☼ - DVR
American Horror Story: Roanoke - "Chapter 4" (2016) ☼ - DVR
18. Scream Queens - "Warts and All" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Fear the Walking Dead - "North" (2016) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 6

19. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) ☼ - DVR
20. Gravy (2015) ☼ - DVR
21. The Visit (2015) ☼ - DVR
22. Imprint (2005) - Blu-ray

Oct. 7

23. Phantasm (1979) - DVR
24. Phantasm II (1988) - DVR
25. Stranger Things - "The Flea and the Acrobat" (2016) ☼ - Streaming
Stranger Things - "The Monster" (2016) ☼ - Streaming
26. Stranger Things - "The Bathtub" (2016) ☼ - Streaming
Stranger Things - "The Upside Down" (2016) ☼ - Streaming

Oct. 8

27. Island of Death (1976) - Blu-ray
28. Motel Hell (1980) - Blu-ray

Oct. 9

29. The Strain - "Bad White" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Strain - "First Born" (2016) ☼ - DVR
30. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) - Blu-ray
31. Chopping Mall (1986) ☼ - Blu-ray
32. The Strain - "Gone but Not Forgotten" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Exorcist - "Chapter Three: Let 'Em In" (2016) ☼ - DVR
33. Victor Frankenstein (2015) ☼ - DVR
34. The Strain - "The Battle of Central Park" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Ash vs. Evil Dead - "Home" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Ash vs. Evil Dead - "The Morgue" (2016) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 10

35. Deathgasm (2015) - Blu-ray (with audio commentary)
36. The Descent (2005) - Blu-ray
37. The House of Seven Corpses (1974) - Streaming
38. Homecoming (2005) - Blu-ray
39. Green Room (2015) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 11

40. Sinister 2 (2015) ☼ - DVR
41. The Mutilator (1984) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 12

42. Frankenstein (1931) - Blu-ray
43. Scream Queens - "Handidates" (2016) ☼ - DVR
American Horror Story: Roanoke - "Chapter 5" (2016) ☼ - DVR
44. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Blu-ray

Oct. 13

45. The Nanny (1965) - DVR
46. Incident on and off a Mountain Road (2005) - Blu-ray

Oct. 14

47. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) ☼ - Blu-ray
48. Son of Frankenstein (1939) - Blu-ray
49. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 15

50. The Video Dead (1987) - Blu-ray
51. Zombie Honeymoon (2004) ☼ - DVR
52. The Green Inferno (2013) ☼ - DVR
53. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) ☼ - DVR
54. The Gallows (2015) ☼ - DVR
55. Bait (2012) - Blu-ray
56. The Wolf Man (1941) - Blu-ray

Oct. 16

57. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) ☼ - Blu-ray
58. Bone Tomahawk (2015) ☼ - Blu-ray
59. Bloody Birthday (1981) - Blu-ray
60. Jaws (1975) - Blu-ray (with Rifftrax)
61. Intruders (2015) ☼ - DVR
62. Blood Sand (2015) ☼ - DVR
63. Fright Night (2011) - Blu-ray

Oct. 17

64. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Blu-ray
65. Intruder (1989) - DVD (workprint edition)
66. Krampus (2015) ☼ - Blu-ray
67. Nekromantik (1987) - Blu-ray
68. Dracula (1979) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 18

69. Horror Hotel (1960) ☼ - DVR
70. The Old Dark House (1932) ☼ - DVD
71. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) ☼ - DVR
72. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972) ☼ - Blu-ray
73. I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014) ☼ - DVR
74. Nina Forever (2015) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 19

75. Into the Grizzly Maze (2015) ☼ - DVR
76. Backcountry (2014) ☼ - DVR
77. Unnatural (2015) ☼ - DVR
78. The Strain - "Collaborators" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVII" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloween IV" (2016) ☼ - DVR
79. Scream Queens - "Halloween Blues" (2016) ☼ - DVR
American Horror Story: Roanoke - "Chapter 6" (2016) ☼ - DVR
80. Deer Woman (2005) - Blu-ray

Oct. 20

81. The Reflecting Skin (1990) ☼ - Blu-ray
82. The People Under the Stairs (1991) - Blu-ray
83. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) - Blu-ray (with Joe Bog Briggs audio commentary)
84. Dracula (1931) - Blu-ray
85. Shivers (1975) ☼ - Blu-ray
86. Rabid (1977) - Blu-ray

Oct. 21

87. An American Haunting (2005) ☼ - DVR
88. Texas Chainsaw (2013) - Blu-ray
89. Madman (1981) ☼ - Blu-ray
90. Hush (2016) ☼ - Streaming
91. Dolly Deadly (2016) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 22

92. Blood Rage (1987) ☼ - Blu-ray
93. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) ☼ - Streaming
94. House of Dark Shadows (1970) ☼ - Streaming
95. Sleepaway Camp (1983) - Blu-ray
96. Halloween II (1981) - Blu-ray
97. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) - Blu-ray

Oct. 23

98. Stung (2015) ☼ - Streaming
99. [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2014) ☼ - Streaming
100. Southbound (2016) ☼ - Streaming
101. The Vampire Bat (1933) ☼ - Streaming
102. The Walking Dead - "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Exorcist - "Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast" (2016) ☼ - DVR
103. Night of the Comet (1984) - Blu-ray

Oct. 24

104. Death Ship (1980) ☼ - Streaming
105. Talking Dead - "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" (2016) ☼ - DVR (90 minutes)
Ash vs. The Evil Dead - "Last Call" (2016) ☼ - DVR
106. Goodnight Mommy (2014) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 25

107. To All a Good Night (1980) ☼ - DVR
108. The Exorcist III (1990) - Blu-ray
109. House of Frankenstein (1944) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 26

110. Witchboard (1986) ☼ - Blu-ray
111. American Horror Story: Roanoke - "Chapter 7" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Ash vs. The Evil Dead - "D.U.I." (2016) ☼ - DVR
Bob's Burgers - "Teen-A-Witch" (2016) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 27.

112. Black Sabbath (1963) - Blu-ray
113. House of Dracula (1945) ☼ - Blu-ray
114. Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 28

115. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) - DVR
116. Horror of Dracula (1958) - DVR

Oct. 29

117. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) ☼ - Blu-ray
118. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ☼ - Blu-ray
119. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers - The Producer's Cut (1995) ☼ - Blu-ray
120. Baskin (2015) ☼ - Blu-ray
121. The Shallows (2016) ☼ - Blu-ray
122. Howl (2015) ☼ - Streaming

Oct. 30

123. The Descent: Part 2 (2009) ☼ - DVR
124. Satan's Blood (1978) ☼ - Streaming
125. The Strain - "White Light" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Strain - "Do or Die" (2016) ☼ - DVR
126. Jaws 2 (1978) - DVR
127. The Black Cat (1934) ☼ - DVR
128. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) ☼ - Blu-ray
129. The Strain - "The Fall" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Walking Dead - "The Well" (2016) ☼ - DVR
130. Ash vs. Evil Dead - "Confinement" (2016) ☼ - DVR
blackish - "The Purge" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Speechless - "H-A-L-- HALLOWEEN" ☼ - DVR
Modern Family - "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" ☼ - DVR

Oct. 31

131. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) - Blu-ray
132. Terror of the Tongs (1961) ☼ - DVR
133. The Mummy (1932) - Blu-ray
134. The Mummy (1959) - DVR
135. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) ☼ - DVR
136. The Exorcist - "Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault" (2016) ☼ - DVR
The Goldbergs - "Stefan King" (2016) ☼ - DVR
Fresh Off the Boat - "Louisween" (2016) ☼ - DVR
137. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) - Blu-ray

The Theme Nights - COMPLETE
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
-X- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror - Silent Hill: Revelation
-X- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate - Phenomena
-X- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror - Killer Klowns From Outer Space
-X- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary - Amityville 3D
-X- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-X- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm - Phantasm
-X- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies - Island of Death
-X- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters - Chopping Mall
-X- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! - Deathgasm
-X- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places - Sinister 2
-X- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror - Frankenstein
-X- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses - The Nanny
-X- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors - Resident Evil: Afterlife
-X- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment - The Video Dead
-X- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door - The Silence of the Lambs
-X- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - The Old Dark House
-X- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic - Into the Grizzly Maze
-X- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Dracula
-X- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Texas Chainsaw
-X- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses - The Curse of the Werewolf
-X- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters - Stung
-X- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror - Goodnight Mommy
-X- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror - To All a Good Night
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances - Witchboard (1986)
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Black Sabbath
-X- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - The Curse of Frankenstein
-X- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition - Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
-X- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - Satan's Blood
-X- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later


The 31 Film Subset - COMPLETE
Spoiler:

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


The Checklist - COMPLETE
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors (DONE):
--- Erin Brown -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Curse of Frankenstein
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
-X- John Ireland - The House of Seven Corpses
--- Brion James -
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein
-X- Camille Keaton - What Have You Done to Solange?
-X- Christopher Lee - Horror Hotel
-X- Bela Lugosi - Son of Frankenstein
-X- Bill Moseley - Texas Chainsaw
--- Tom Noonan -
-X- Felissa Rose - Sleepaway Camp
-X- Chris Sarandon - Fright Night (2011)
-X- Lin Shaye - Insidious: Chapter Three
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
-X- Dick Warlock - Halloween II

Select 2 film composers (DONE):
--- Charles Bernstein -
-X- Joseph Bishara - Insidious: Chapter Three
-X- Bruno Nicolai - What Have You Done to Solange?
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors (DONE):
-X- Dan Curtis - House of Dark Shadows
-X- Joe Dante - Homecoming
-X- Terence Fisher - The Curse of the Werewolf
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
-X- James Whale - Frankenstein
-X- Jim Wynorski - Chopping Mall

Select 2 makeup effects artists (DONE):
-X- John Carl Buechler - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
--- Barney Burman -
-X- Ed French - Sinister 2
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers (DONE):
-X- Anthony Hinds - The Curse of the Werewolf
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
-X- Twisted Pictures - Texas Chainsaw

Select 2 writers (DONE):
-X- Jaume Balagueró - [REC] 4: Apocalypse
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
-X- Leigh Whannel - Insidious: Chapter Three

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types (DONE):
-X- *3-D Film - Silent Hill: Revelation
-X- Agoraphobia - Intruders
-X- Anthology Film - Black Sabbath
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Island of Death
-X- Based on a True Story - Backcountry
-X- Based on a Novel - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-X- Cannibalism - Microwave Massacre
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Jaws (with Rifftrax)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Microwave Massacre
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Axe - Deathgasm
-X- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films - Bloody Birthday
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - It Came From Outer Space
-X- Found Footage - Unfriended
-X- Frankenstein - Victor Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Unfriended
-X- Giallo - What Have You Done to Solange?
--- K-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Bait
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Bloody Birthday
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Stung
-X- Mummy - The Mummy
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Deathgasm
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
-X- Nazi - Death Ship
--- Psychological -
-X- Rape / Revenge - I Spit on Your Grave
-X- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Phantasm
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - See No Evil
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Krampus
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Jaws
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein
-X- Vampire - Fright Night (2011)
-X- Werewolf - The Wolf Man
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Deathgasm
-X- With Commentary - Killer Klowns From Outer Space
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Son of Frankenstein
-X- Zombie - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary" (DONE):
-X- Joe Bob Briggs - I Spit on Your Grave
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats (DONE):
-69- First format, Blu-ray, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
-15- Second format, Streaming, The House of Seven Corpses
-51- Third format, DVR, See No Evil
-2- Fourth format, DVD, Intruder (workprint edition)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, English, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
-X- Second language, German, Nekromantik
-X- Third language, Spanish, [REC] 4: Apocalypse
-X- Fourth language, Turkish, Baskin

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that (DONE):
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
-X- Was made in the 1940s - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
-X- Features a killer kid - Dolly Deadly
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Features a killer robot - Chopping Mall
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
-X- Takes place at a retail establishment - Green Room

Select 8 decades of film history (DONE):
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-1- 1920 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-8- 1930 - Frankenstein
-5- 1940 - The Ghost of Frankenstein
-5- 1950 - It Came From Outer Space
-8- 1960 - The Nanny
-15- 1970 - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
-23- 1980 - Microwave Massacre
-7- 1990 - The Silence of the Lambs
-11- 2000 - See No Evil
-54- 2010 - Unfriended

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff" (DONE):
--- 1941 (75th) -
--- 1966 (50th) -
-X- 1991 (25th) – The Silence of the Lambs

Select 2 from the following anniversaries (DONE):
-X- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground – Bloody Birthday
-X- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows – Amityville 3-D
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman -
--- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman -

Select 4 ratings (DONE):
--- G -
-X- PG - The House of Seven Corpses
-X- PG-13 - The Visit
-X- R - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Microwave Massacre
--- M -
--- GP -

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL

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

Mr. Cellophane's 12th Annual Horror Challenge List


*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= streaming
orange= theatrical presentation
purple= borrowed or rented BD/DVD

October 1st
1. Equinox (Jack Woods, 1970 / United States / Hulu)*
A quartet of people search for a professor, have a picnic, and run afoul of demonic forces attempting to seize a Satanic text. Despite a low budget and amateur creative team, the special effects are impressive, especially the stop motion animation.
--- Interview: Dennis Muren (Hulu)
--- Essay: "Backyard Monsters: Equinox and the Triumph of Love" / Brock DeShane

2. Cooties (Jonathan Milott & Cary Murnion, 2014 / United States)* --- Theme Night
After tainted chicken nuggets turn all the children into feral zombies, a group of surviving teachers and children must escape the school. There are several very fun performances and special effects. I wish I had been in a zombie film as a kid!
--- Featurette: "Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot. . .Catching Cooties"
--- Deleted / Alternative / Extended scenes
--- Alternate ending


October 2nd
3. Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Coppola, 1963 / United States)*
A woman covers up the death of her husband and tries to ingratiate herself with his eccentric family who are held in thrall to a daughter who died years before. Effective low-budget scares from AIP. Some odd editing makes parts of the story disjointed, but the chilling scene with an axe-wielding murderer make up for that.
--- Video: "Mick Garris on Dementia 13" (Trailers from Hell, 2013 / YouTube)*

4. Devil's Partner (Charles R. Rondeau, 1961 / United States / AmazonPrime)* --- Theme Night
An old, dying man sales his soul to the devil and returns as a young man with Satanic powers. He starts a campaign to win the heart of a young beauty. Edgar Buchanan shows up as the town's doctor.
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Glenn Jordan, 1973 / United Kingdom / DVD)*
Made-for-TV adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel (one of my favorites). The cast is quite good though I like my Dorian to be a bit more conflicted by his actions when he starts his descent. There are a couple of odd techniques that don't work, such as a scene awkwardly shot from Dorian's POV.
6. The Exorcist III (William Peter Blatty, 1990 / United States) --- Subset Film
A police lieutenant investigates a series of gruesome murders that seem to be connected to a dead serial killer and an exorcist from a famous movie. While goofy at times, there are some really effective moments and themes. More thoughts in the subset discussion thread.
--- Original theatrical trailer
--- Video: "Josh Olson on The Exorcist III" (Trailers from Hell, 2015 / YouTube)*


October 3rd
7. American Horror Story: Asylum: 1. "Welcome to Briarcliff" / 2. "Tricks and Treats" (2012 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
On the advice of friends and fellow challenge participants, I decided to start with the second season of the anthology series. So far, it's been interesting, and I'm curious just how the social taboos will be interwoven with the horror elements. The cast is spectacular!
8. The House of Seven Corpses (Paul Harrison, 1974 / United States)* --- Subset Film
A group of filmmakers take over a murder house for a film about raising the dead. Unfortunately, the dead indeed rise to harass the cast and crew. It's a rather dull affair with some fun performances. More thoughts on the subset discussion thread.
--- Interview: John Carradine
--- Original theatrical trailer

9. Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro, 2015 / United States) --- Theme Night
Edith wishes to write ghost stories and is unwittingly drawn into one when marries a British gentleman with a crumbling estate and an intense sister. Guillermo del Toro perfectly encapsulates Gothic literature with an updated sheen. One of my favorite recent films.

October 4th
Novel: Flesh Eaters (Dead World #3) by Joe McKinney (2011)
McKinney's zombie novel follows Eleanor Norton, a Houston police sergeant, as she tries to protect her family from the zombie horde after a series of devastating hurricanes. It's an okay book with some nice action segments, but a heist aspect that drags. Not quite up to the previous books in the series.
10. Queen of Blood (Curtis Harrington, 1966 / United States / AmazonPrime)* --- Theme Night
A group of astronauts investigate a crashed alien vessel. They find one survivor who has an onion-shaped hairdo and a taste for human blood. John Saxon does a lot of wild hypothesizing. It's another low-budget AIP flick that seems to take a couple of set production cues from Star Trek.
11. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976 / United States / OKC Horror Fest screening)*
Carrie is an underdeveloped girl with a domineering, crazy mother. She starts to develop telekinetic powers and is bullied relentlessly. What could go wrong? First time viewing and, gosh, this film is weird. I loved it and watched it in a room full of riveted people.
12. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin, 1945 / United States / DVD)
Early adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel that definitely outshines the 70s version I watched. This one contains some splendid set design and a fantastic performances by George Sanders and Angela Lansbury. It's one of my favorite adaptations.

October 5th
13. House of Dark Shadows (Dan Curtis, 1970 / United States / Alyzstarr link)* --- Subset Film
An wealthy family and their friends and employees are menaced by vampire attacks after a forgotten member of the family shows up. Suspicious. I thought this was a pretty good film despite having too many characters retained from the series.
14. Goosebumps (Rob Letterman, 2015 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Zach and his mother move to a small town in Delaware and find out their neighbor is a reclusive author whose books come to life. R. L. Stine monsters flood the town, and it's up to some teens and the writer to fix it! I thought this was really inventive and charming. Also, Jillian Bell is hilarious!

October 6th
15. The Vampire Bat (Frank R. Strayer, 1933 / United States / YouTube)* --- Subset Film
A small town is plagued by mysterious murders, the victims being drained of blood. The superstitious members of the community believe a vampire is at work and target a mentally handicapped man. It's 1930s genre-schlock (complete with comedic relief and bizarre lab equipment), and I loved it!
16. The Beast of Yucca Flats (Coleman Francis, 1961 / United States) --- Theme Night
A defecting Russian scientist gets caught in a nuclear bomb blast and transformed into a hideous beast! A group of dubbed people have to deal with his murderous rampage. The only good part of this film is the overly serious, ponderous narrator. I wish he would narrate my life.
17. Eegah (Arch Hall Sr., 1961 / United States)* --- Theme Night
A "hip" dude, his groovy chick, and her pith helmeted father are menaced by a giant caveman. God, this was absolutely terrible, from the bad acting to the guitar that produces the sounds of many instruments. Hey, do you guys want a ride on my dune buggy?
18. The Mummy (Terence Fisher, 1959 / United Kingdom)
A group of archaeologists are stalked by a vengeful mummy after opening an Egyptian tomb. Ya' know, standard mummy stuff. Christopher Lee's makeup looks amazing, and instead of shambling about, he bursts through frickin' doors! I love mummy movies, and this is no exception.
--- Original theatrical trailer


October 7th
19. Subspecies (Ted Nicolaou, 1991 / United States / Hulu)* --- Theme Night
A trio of women run foul of Radu, an emo-vampire with evil on his mind. They also encounter Stefan, a friendly vampire with unicorns on his mind. This was my first Full Moon movies that I've seen, and it was - if not very good - a lot of fun.

October 8th
20. Dracula (Dan Curtis, 1974 / United Kingdom / Hulu)* --- Theme Night
Dracula is looking for new haunts and a new main squeeze! Jack Palance plays Dracula in this Dan Curtis production. He plays the part well with equal menace and longing. It's a fairly standard adaptation that hews closely to the original is some ways but reorders the story quite a bit.

October 9th
21. The Terror (Roger Corman, 1963 / United States)*
A French soldier becomes enamored with a mysterious woman who is connected to an aging Count in a crumbling castle. Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff are the best thing about the film which is a bit meandering and disjointed.

October 10th
22. Horror Express (Eugenio Martion, 1972 / United Kingdom & Spain)
A mysterious, millennia-old monster is loose on a Russian train. As the bodies pile up, it's up to Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee to defeat the beast. I love this film and shared it with several friends who also enjoyed it.
--- Original theatrical trailer

23. The City of the Dead (John Llewellyn Moxey, 1960 / United States)
At the suggestion of her professor, college student visits an mysterious town and becomes part of the residents' witchcraft shenanigans. Her brother and friends investigate. Like Horror Express, I first watched this last year and absolutely loved it!

October 11th
24. The Vampire's Coffin (El ataúd del Vampiro) (Fernando Méndez, 1958 / Mexico / Netflix Instant)*
Grave robbers unwittingly unleash a vampire who is intent on seeking revenge on the people who captured him. My favorite part was the nonsensical construction of the labyrinthian wax museum. First iron maiden sighting!
25. Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter, 1987 / United States) --- Theme Night
A group of graduate students and professors investigate a strange liquid contained in an abandoned church. They are harassed by the homeless, bugs, and Alice Cooper. I find this film very intriguing and chilling.

October 12th
26. The Flying Serpent (Sam Newfield, 1946 / United States/ AmazonPrime)*
A scientist uses an ancient vampiric creature to kill his rivals. An annoying radio detective shows up to romance the scientist's stepdaughter and solve the crime. The creature is the least scary thing.
27. The Face at the Window (George King, 1939 / United Kingdom / AmazonPrime)* --- Theme Night
A ghoul is on the loose and conveniently killing the people in a dastardly aristocrat's way. It's up to a lowly bank teller to save the day. There's a bit of interesting stuff about class going on here.
28. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992 / United States) --- Theme Night
Coppola's version on the most famous vampire story is heavy on style and substance. I love many of the visuals and production designs of this film. It's Gothic romance on steroids.
29. The Fall of the House of Usher (Roger Corman, 1960 / United States / BD)* --- Theme Night
A young man visits the family home of his fiancée and clashes with her reclusive brother. In typical Corman fashion, the house is set on fire and goes up in a blaze. It's AWESOME!
--- Introduction and closing remarks by Vincent Price


October 13th
30. Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur, 1957 / United Kingdom / DVD)*
A fiendish cult control a demon, using it to get rid of anyone who gets to close to finding out their secrets. Good film that I want to add to my collection. Now I've seen all the films referenced in "Science Fiction/Double Feature".
31. The Haunted Palace (Roger Corman, 1963 / United States / BD)*
Vincent Price plays a man who inherits an ancestral palace only to be possessed by a Cthulhu worshipping warlock. In typical Corman fashion, the house is set on fire and goes up in a blaze. It's slightly less awesome than House of User.
--- Introduction and closing remarks by Vincent Price

32. Bloody Birthday (Ed Hunt, 1981 / United States)* --- Subset Film
Evil kids use their tenth birthday to kill a bunch of people. There's several chilling murders, including an arrow in the eye. The more I think about the film, the more I like it.
--- Interview: Lori Lethin (actress)


October 14th
33. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (Al Adamson, 1971 / United States / Hulu)*
Dracula finds Dr. Frankenstein at a boardwalk attraction. Lon Chaney Jr. is there, and it's terribly, terribly sad to see him in this dreck. It's all just awful.
34. Psychomania (Don Sharp, 1973 / United Kingdom)*
Hippie-ish, punk-ish bikers willing kill themselves to gain immortality and continue haunting the road. This was George Sanders' last movie; he plays a mysterious butler who may be a demon or something. Enjoyable film.
35. The Host (Gwoemul) (Joon-ho Bong, 2006 / South Korea / Netflix Instant)* --- Theme Night
After chemicals are dumped in the Han River, a monstrous creature mutates and attacks picnickers. A local loser's daughter is taken by the creature, and he has to team up with his two siblings and father to go save her. It's a wonderful mix of monster, humor, and pathos.

October 15th
36. Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Gojira) (Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi, 2016 / Japan)*
When Godzilla arrives on the scene and starts destroying Japan, it's up with rogues within the bureaucracy to save the bureaucracy to create red tape another day! Excellent film!
37. Death Ship (Alvin Rakoff, 1980 / United States / YouTube)* --- Subset Film
After a cruise ship is sunk, the survivors find themselves aboard a Nazi torture vessel. Of course, it's haunted and possesses the grumpy captain. With the exception of a hellish shower scene, there's not much here.
38. The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980 / United States) --- Theme Night
Ghosts of wronged lepers seek revenge on the town whose founders murdered them. I love absolutely everything about this film!

October 16th
39. Werewolf of London (Stuart Walker, 1935 / United States) --- Theme Night
A British scientist is bitten by a werewolf while on an expedition and becomes estranged from his beautiful wife. There's a fun sequence featuring carnivorous plants, and this film does the "comedic aunt" trope right!
40. She-Wolf of London (Jean Yarbrough, 1946 / United States) --- Theme Night
A young woman fears that she has become a werewolf after a series of horrific murders in a neighborhood park. It's up to her friend and her fiancé to find out the truth. Good psychological horror film.
41. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (Freddie Francis, 1968 / United Kingdom)
Dracula rises from his watery grave and goes after the monsignor who purified his castle. This has one of my favorite opening sequences in a horror film. A young caretaker of a church finds the bell rope covered in blood, and the priest finds a dead woman stuffed in the bell. Gruesome!
42. The Howling (Joe Dante, 1981 / United States / DVD)* --- Theme Night
A television reporter and her mustachioed husband go to a secluded retreat after she is traumatized by a serial murderer. There, they find werewolves! The transformation effects are pretty gross, especially when a severed hand reverts back to human.

October 17th
43. Manos: The Hands of Fate (Harold P. Warren, 1966 / United States)* --- Theme Night
A family is menaced by a cult. Despite one groovy robe, this is just as boring and bad as its reputation suggests. I used the time to update my list. Unlike Dementia 13, this deserves to be in this "Best of the Worst" set.
44. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (Alan Rafkin, 1966 / United States) --- Theme Night
45. The Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian & Lon Chaney, 1925 / United States)

October 18th
46. The Old Dark House (James Whale, 1932 / United States) --- Subset Film

October 19th
47. Elvira's Movie Macabre: 1.17, "Tormented (1960)" (2011 / United States / Hulu)*
48. Jaws 2 (Jeannot Szwarc, 1978 / United States / Netflix Instant)* --- Theme Night

October 20th
49. Nothing But the Night (Peter Sasdy, 1973 / United Kingdom / DVD)*

October 22nd
50. The Ape Man (William Beaudine, 1943 / United States)
51. Count Gregore Presents: The Brain That Wouldn't Die (Joseph Green, 1962 / United States) --- OKC Horror Fest
52. The Pit and the Pendulum (Roger Corman, 1961 / United States / BD)*

October 23rd
53. The Deadly Bees (Freddie Francis, 1966 / United Kingdom)* --- Theme Night
54. It Came from Outer Space (Jack Arnold, 1953 / United States)
55. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963 / United States) --- Theme Night

October 24th
56. Taste the Blood of Dracula (Peter Sasdy, 1970 / United States)* --- Theme Night

October 25th
57. Extraordinary Tales (Raul Garcia, 2013 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
58. Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (William J. Hole Jr., 1959 / United States / AmazonPrime)*
59. Krampus (Michael Dougherty, 2015 / United States) --- Subset Film

October 26th
Graphic Novel: Constantine: The Hellblazer - Vol. 1: Going Down (2016)
60. Fiend Without a Face (Arthur Crabtree, 1958 / United Kingdom / Hulu)*
61. Child's Play (Tom Holland, 1988 / United States / Hulu)*

October 27th
62. Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, 1985 / United States / DVD)*

October 30th
63. Death Note: 1. "Rebirth" / 2. "Confrontation" / 3. "Dealings" / 4. "Pursuit" (2006 / Japan / Hulu)*
64. Christine (John Carpenter, 1983 / United States)*

October 31st
65. The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman, 1964 / United States / BD)*
66. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1985 / United States)*
67. The World's End: The Making of "Day of the Dead" (2013 / United States)*

List Finalized


Checklist
Spoiler:
5/10 Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
-X- Peter Cushing: Horror Express (1972) ; plays Dr. Wells
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
-X- John Ireland: The House of Seven Corpses (1974) ; plays Eric Hartman
--- Brion James -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Camille Keaton -
-X- Christopher Lee: The City of the Dead (1960) ; plays Alan Driscoll
-X- Bela Lugosi: The Ape Man (1943) ; plays Dr. James Brewster
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
-X- John Saxon: Queen of Blood (1966) ; plays Allan Brenner
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

4/5 Select 5 directors:
-X- Dan Curtis: Dracula (1974)
-X- Joe Dante: The Howling (1981)
-X- Terence Fisher: The Mummy (1959)
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
-X- James Whale: The Old Dark House (1932)
--- Jim Wynorski -

2/2 Select 2 makeup effects artists: Completed
-X- John Carl Buechler: Re-Animator (1985)
--- Barney Burman -
-X- Ed French: Cooties (2014)
--- Rosario Prestopino -

1/2 Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
-X- Samuel M. Sherman: Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

1/2 Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
-X- Lou Rusoff: Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959)
--- Leigh Whannel -

28/30 Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film: It Came from Outer Space (1966)
--- Agoraphobia -
-X- Anthology Film: Extraordinary Tales (2013)
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel: The Exorcist III (1990) ; based on Legion by William Peter Blatty
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson: The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) ; Matheson wrote screenplay
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax: Elvira's Movie Macabre: Tormented (2011)
-X- Comedy / Spoof: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film: Fiend Without a Face (1958)
-X- Death by Drowning: Dementia 13 (1963)
-X- Distributor / Studio - Severin Films: Psychomania (1973)
-X- Documentary: The World's End: The Making of "Day of the Dead" (2013)
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Ghost / Haunting: Crimson Peak (2015)
--- Giallo -
-X- K-Horror: The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)
-X- Killer / Evil Animal: The Birds (1963)
-X- Killer / Evil Child: Bloody Birthday (1981)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll: Child's Play (1988)
-X- Made-for-TV Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla: Eegah (1962)
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin - Japan: Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Gojira) (2016)
-X- Nazi: Death Ship (1980)
-X- Psychological: She-Wolf of London (1946)
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Recently Deceased Actor or Director: Subspecies (1991) ; Angus Scrimm plays King Vladislav
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday: Krampus (2015) ; Christmas
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea: Jaws 2 (1978)
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire: Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
-X- Werewolf: Werewolf of London (1935)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious: Prince of Darkness (1987)
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends: The Haunted Palace (1936) ; stars Vincent Price & Lon Chaney Jr.
-X- Zombie: Day of the Dead (1985)

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

3/3 Watch films in at least three formats: Completed
-X- DVD: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
-X- Streaming: The Face at the Window (1939)
-X- BD: The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

1/3 Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- Spanish: The Vampire's Coffin (El ataúd del Vampiro) (1958)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

2/3 Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
-X- Features music by Pino Donaggio: Carrie (1976)
-X- Was made in the 1940s: The Flying Serpent (1946)
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

8/8 Select 8 decades of film history: Completed
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920: The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
-X- 1930: The Vampire Bat (1933)
-X- 1940: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
-X- 1950: Night of the Demon (1957)
-X- 1960: Devil's Partner (1961)
-X- 1970: Nothing But the Night (1973)
-X- 1980: The Fog (1980)
-X- 1990: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

1/1 Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff": Completed
--- 1941 (75th) -
-X- 1966 (50th): Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
--- 1991 (25th) –

3/2 Select 2 from the following anniversaries: Completed
--- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground –
-X- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows: House of Dark Shadows (1970)
-X- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman: The Terror (1963)
-X- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman: Equinox (1970) ; plays Voice on Recorder

4/4 Select 4 ratings: Completed
-X- G: Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
-X- PG: Goosebumps (2015)
--- PG-13 -
-X- R: Christine (1983)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated: The Deadly Bees (1966)
--- M -
--- GP -

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.): Completed
-X- OKC Horror Fest: Count Gregore presents The Brain That Wouldn't Die


Venture Into the Literary World: Completed
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella: Flesh Eaters (Dead World #3) by Joe McKinney (2011)
-X- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel: Constantine: The Hellblazer - Vol. 1: Going Down (2016)

Theme Nights
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Zombies: Cooties (2014)
-X- 10/02: Fanaticism (Religious) Horror: Devil's Partner (1961) / The Exorcist III (1990)
-X- 10/03: HorrorEstate: The House of Seven Corpses (1974) / Crimson Peak (2015)
-X- 10/04: Extraterrestrial Horror: Queen of Blood (1966)
-X- 10/05: Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary: House of Dark Shadows (1970)
-X- 10/06: Public Domain Horrors: The Vampire Bat (1933) / The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) / Eegah (1962)
-X- 10/07: R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen -&- R.I.P. Angus Scrimm: Subspecies (1991)
-X- 10/08: Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies: Dracula (1974)
--- 10/09: Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters -
--- 10/10: Careful with that Axe, Eugene! -
-X- 10/11: Abandoned Places: Prince of Darkness (1987)
-X- 10/12: Period Piece Horror: The Face at the Window (1939) / Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) / The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
-X- 10/13: Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses: Bloody Birthday (1981)
-X- 10/14: Conspiracy / Political Horrors: The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)
-X- 10/15: 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment: Death Ship (1980) / The Fog (1980)
-X- 10/16: Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon: Werewolf of London (1935) / She-Wolf of London (1946) / The Howling (1981)
-X- 10/17: 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
-X- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...: The Old Dark House (1932)
-X- 10/19: JawsSploitation / Aquatic: Jaws 2 (1978)
--- 10/20: Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
--- 10/21: Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/22: Curses -
-X- 10/23: Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters: The Deadly Bees (1966) / The Birds (1963)
-X- 10/24: The European Passport to Terror: Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
-X- 10/25: Christmas Horror: Krampus (2015)
--- 10/26: Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances -
--- 10/27: Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/28: Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films -
--- 10/29: Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition -
--- 10/30: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -

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

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Indie's Horror Challenge 2016

Personal Goals
1) To complete Theme Nights (at least one film corresponding to each)
2) To attempt selections from the Subset Films and the Checklist
3) To watch at least one film per day
4) To use this challenge as a happy diversion from daily crap
5) To have fun!

FINAL RESULTS
Movies: 38
FTW: 38
Theme Nights: Completed
Subset Films: 3
Wild Card: 1
Goals: Achieved
Participated in 10 Challenges! (Missed one year in there somewhere)
Formats: Blu-ray, DVD, YouTube, Cinema, Plex downloads
Decades: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Faves: Hush, Holidays, The Bloodstained Shadow, All Through the House, We Are What We Are

Movies are scored out of 10.
I indicate which films are Theme Nights or Subset Films
I specify viewing source and denotes first time viewing.


October 1
01. Maggie (Henry Hobson, 2015) Theme Night: Zombies Blu-ray 6.6/10
02. Cooties (Jonathan Milott - Cary Murnion, 2015) Theme Night: Zombies DVD 7.2/10

October 2
03. The Convent (Mike Mendez, 2000) Theme Night: Fanaticism (Religious) Horror DVD 5.4/10

October 3
04. Elvira's Haunted Hills (Sam Irvin, 2001) Theme Night: HorrorEstate The Horror Charnel 5.7/10

October 4
05. The Puppet Masters (Stuart Orme, 1994) Theme Night: Extraterrestrial Horror Blu-ray 7.8/10

October 5
06. Satan's School for Girls (Christopher Leitch, 2000) Theme Night: Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary The Horror Charnel 3.4/10
07. Fender Bender (Mark Pavia, 2016)The Horror Charnel 7.3/10

October 6
08. Drive-In Massacre (Stu Segall, 1976) Theme Night: Public Domain Horrors Mill Creek Streaming Platform 6.4/10

October 7
09. Phantasm: RaVager (David Hartman, 2016) Theme Night: R.I.P. 2016 The Horror Charnel 6.8/10

October 8
10. Into the Grizzly Maze (David Hackl, 2016) Theme Night: Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies DVD 6.9/10

October 9
11. The Sand (Isaac Gabaeff, 2016) Theme Night: Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters YouTube 5.9/10

October 10
12. Sinister (Scott Derrickson, 2012) Theme Night: Careful with that Axe, Eugene! Blu-ray 6.8/10

October 11
13. Sinister 2 (Ciarán Foy, 2015) Theme Night: Abandoned Places Blu-ray 7.4/10

October 12
14. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Burr Steers, 2016) Theme Night: Period Piece Horror Blu-ray 4.3/10

October 13
15. The New Daughter (Luis Berdejo, 2009) Theme Night: Babysitters/ Nannies / Governesses Blu-ray 5.7/10

October 14
16. The Final Conflict (Graham Baker, 1981) Theme Night: Conspiracy / Political Horrors Pass the Popcorn 7.7/10
17. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (Dinesh D'Souza - Bruce Schooley, 2016) Theme Night: Conspiracy / Political Horrors Wild Card #1 Pass the Popcorn 7.3/10

October 15
18. Death Ship (Luis Berdejo, 2009) Theme Night: 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment Subset Film YouTube 6.1/10

October 16
19. Howl (Paul Hyett, 2015) Theme Night: Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon Subset Film Pass the Popcorn 5.1/10

October 17
20. Scissors (Frank De Felitta, 1991) Theme Night: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff (1991) DVD 6.8/10

October 18
21. The Bloodstained Shadow (Antonio Bido, 1978) Theme Night: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Pass the Popcorn 7.9/10

October 19
22. Venom (Piers Haggard, 1981) Theme Night: Jawsploitation Pass the Popcorn 7.3/10

October 20
23. Kiss of the Damned (Xan Cassavetes, 2012) Theme Night: Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror DVD 7.3/10

October 21
24. Wrecker (Michael Bafaro, 2016) Theme Night: Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers The Horror Charnel 3.3/10
25. Hush (Mike Flanagan, 2016) Theme Night: Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers Subset Film Pass the Popcorn 8.7/10

October 22
26. Ghost Town (Richard Governor, 1988) Theme Night: Curses Blu-ray 5.9/10

October 23
27. Bait (Kimble Rendall, 2012) Theme Night: Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters Team4 3.1/10

October 24
28. Torso (Sergio Martino, 1973) Theme Night: The European Passport to Terror Blu-ray 7.8/10

October 25
29. All Through the House (Todd Nunes, 2015) Theme Night: Christmas Horror The Horror Charnel 7.9/10

October 26
30. Pay the Ghost (Uli Edel, 2015) Theme Night: Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances Blu-ray 4.8/10

October 27
31. Holidays (Various, 2016) Theme Night: Horror Anthologies Pass the Popcorn 8.2/10

October 28
32. The Bride (Franc Roddam, 1985) Theme Night: Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films Pass the Popcorn 7.7/10

October 29
33. We Are What We Are (Jim Mickle, 2013) Theme Night: Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Blu-ray 7.9/10
34. Evils of the Night (Mardi Rustam, 1984)Blu-ray 3.2/10

October 30
35. The Scarehouse (Gavin Michael Booth, 2014) Theme Night: Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell DVD 8.1/10
36. Sorceress (Jim Wynorski, 1995) Theme Night: Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell Blu-ray 5.8/10

October 31
37. The Funhouse Massacre (Andy Palmer, 2015) Theme Night: Halloween Blu-ray 4.7/10

November 1
38. Ouija: Origin of Evil (Mike Flanaga, 2016) Theme Night: Any Theatrical Showing Charlottetown Cinemas 6.2/10

Theme Nights
Spoiler:

--- 10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies - Maggie; Cooties
--- 10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror - The Convent
--- 10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate - Elvira's Haunted Hills
--- 10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror - The Puppet Masters
--- 10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary - Satan's School for Girls
--- 10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors - Drive-In Massacre
--- 10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Blood Feasts, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm - Phantasm: RaVager
--- 10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies - Into the Grizzly Maze
--- 10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters - The Sand
--- 10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! - Sinister
--- 10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places - Sinister 2
--- 10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
--- 10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses - The New Daughter
--- 10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors - The Final Conflict
--- 10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment - Death Ship
--- 10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Howl
--- 10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door - Scissors
--- 10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - The Bloodstained Shadow
--- 10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic - Venom
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Kiss of the Damned
--- 10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Wrecker; Hush
--- 10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses - Ghost Town
--- 10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters - Bait
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror - Torso
--- 10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror - All Through the House
--- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances - Pay the Ghost
--- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Holidays
--- 10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - The Bride
--- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition - We Are What We Are
--- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - The Scarehouse; Sorceress
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - The Funhouse Massacre


Subset Films
Spoiler:


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


Checklist
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
--- John Ireland -
--- Brion James -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Camille Keaton -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Charles Bernstein -
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Terence Fisher -
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
--- James Whale -
--- Jim Wynorski -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
--- Ed French -
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
--- Leigh Whannel - Cooties

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof - Cooties
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Drowning -
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - The Puppet Masters
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Phantasm: RaVager
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Fender Bender
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Holidays
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Convent
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie - Maggie

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (blu-ray), (Maggie).
--- Second format, (DVD), (Cooties).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
--- Was made in the 1940s -
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Features a killer robot -
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 - The Convent
--- 2010 - Maggie

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 - Elvira's Haunted Hills
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL


COMING SOON




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

List is FINAL

Results:
Total films viewed = 102 Goal was 100
First time viewings = 69 (67.6%)
My Seventh Challenge


Completed Basic Checklist


By media: DVD (47), Blu-ray (53), Commercial VHS (2)

By decade: 1930's (6), 1940s (8), 1950s (8), 1960s (12), 1970s (24), 1980s (25), 1990s (5), 2000s (11), 2010s (2)
One commentary not included in By decade.




2016 Horror Movie Challenge


Goal this year: Trying for 100!

2015 Total: 83
2014 Total: 60
2013 Total: 90
2012 Total: 88
2011 Total: 105
2010 Total: 104

* = First Time Viewing
Media if not DVD


October 01
01. The Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)*
In a strange cave a cobra bites a woman who becomes part snake instead of dying and is able to remain youthful as long as she has a supply of the cobra's venom. She can also regain her youth by having sex with a man and draining his life force. Shot in the Philippines. Marlene Clark as the Cobra Woman and Vic Diaz as a mute hunchback are both fine, the two heroic leads less so. Some of the dialogue is stupidly funny and the story seems choppy in parts. Nothing new here but the cave set, location shots, and snake scenes are good. 4.5/10
02. Island of the Living Dead (2007)*
Some unlucky treasure hunters find themselves stranded on a island populated by zombies who have been waiting hundreds of years for a decent meal. There are some effective and nightmarish scenes here but several of the actors are just awful (and one looks a lot like George H. W. Bush in many scenes). Zombies (created by voodoo, the Necronomicon, a plague, a curse of all of the above) dominate the first part of the movie but eventually there are aspects of a ghost story. vampires, and even a demon lord. It's a wild and fun ride although not quite reaching the insanity of the sequel Zombies The Beginning which I watched last year. Shot in the Philippines. Director Bruno Mattei's penultimate film. 6/10
03. White Zombie (1932) Blu-Ray
The owner of a plantation in Haiti becomes obsessed with a young newlywed bride and turns to voodoo to make her his own. Slow and stagey but Lugosi is wonderfully malevolent as the zombie master and there are good, creative visual moments through out the film. 5.5/10
04. The Amityville Horror (1979)* Blu-Ray
Strange things (lots and lots of them) start happening shortly after a family moves in to a house where six people were brutally murdered a year ago. Well done, especially the acting and production, but ultimately unsatisfying. There are hints of a backstory, but without them being tied together all you have is a bunch of weird stuff. Also two major plot points are dropped when they could have added to the background. I know this is supposedly based on a true story but still I need more for a good solid haunted house movie. 7/10
05. The Gorgon (1964) Blu-Ray
Strange murders with victims turned to stone are investigated by a man whose father and brother were killed that way. Kind of talky but interesting with a nice build up of suspense, some spooky sets, and of course Lee and Cushing working their magic. Not one of Hammer's best but not bad either. 6/10

October 02
06. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)* Blu-Ray
The Jekyll - Hyde story with somewhat of a different take on the Hyde character. Hyde is a good looking sociopath and a bit of a schemer which is interesting but didn't work that well for me. There are some nice scenes of the struggle between the two personalities and Christopher Lee has a good supporting role. All of the female characters are far from pure and I think the contrast between purity and evil seen in other films is missed here. 5/10
07. King Cobra (1999)* (Creature Features)
An accident in a gene splicing lab releases a 30 foot long Cobra/Rattlesnake hybrid which ends up terrorizing a rural town. By the book nature run amok story which didn't turn out to be as much fun as I expected. Nothing was terrible and the snake looked pretty good but the characters were bland, there were too many false scares and the end wasn't that exciting and was kind of stupid. 4/10

October 03
08. The House of Seven Corpses (1974)* Blu-Ray
A movie crew working on a horror movie in an ancient house with a history of murders has to face both personal issues and possibly a supernatural menace. Fairly interesting but again I didn't entirely like the finish. There are some good tense and atmospheric scenes along the way and the acting is good. I especially liked John Carradine's part as the house's caretaker. I didn't care for the pacing of the finale which was also a bit confusing, even though the antagonist was obvious early in the story. What played under the closing credits was pretty darned creepy though. 6/10

October 04
09. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Blu-Ray
Seeds from outer space grow into pods able to produce duplicates of human beings. One of the better remakes ever done. I'm a fan of the original and I like the nods (cameos by star Kevin McCarthy and director Don Siegel and several scenes scattered throughout taken directly from the first film) but this one is it's own movie. Updated and a bit more sophisticated with creepiness and a growing sense of menace, this is a very enjoyable watch which I hadn't seen since it's theatrical release. It holds up well. 7/10

October 05
10. The Graves (2009)*
Two sisters, one bold and one timid, run into a town full of psychos while looking for the world's largest thermometer. The first two thirds of the movie is pretty standard crazed killers chase hot babes stuff - competently done but fairly predictable. The last third goes off in a different direction and really made the movie for me. Tony Todd starts chewing up the scenery and the plot gets just a little off the wall. 6.5/10
11. Satan's Playground (2006)*
A family vacationing in the New Jersey Pine Barrens runs into a strange and dangerous family lead by a creepy old woman. The Pine Barrens make for an isolated and foreboding backdrop and the inside of the house the family lives in is bizarre but this movie didn't work for me very well. There's a lot of chasing and screaming and some gory scenes but the story is really kind of dumb and I never felt much tension or fear. There's also some sort of flying creature (that we never see) that occasionally comes by to slash and maim. There is some interesting camera work and effects and makeup are adequate. Based on the legend of the Jersey Devil and the Leeds family. 3/10
12. The Conjuring (2013)*
Strange things start happening after a family moves into an old fixer upper type house in the country. Now this is what I call a good ghost story. Many of the events are quite eerie and I got several good jump scares during the movie. There is enough explanation to make everything hang together. I also liked the focus on the husband and wife ghost busters team. The climax is a bit of an extravaganza which I often don't care for but this one works well and I found it very exciting (and just a little bit draining). 8/10

October 06
13. Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)* (Fox Horror Classics Vol. 2)
A doctor visits his fiancée's home for the first time and discovers a terrible secret. Rich looking, above average B movie with a good cast. George Zucco does a fine job as the scientist father and J. Carrol Nash is very good as the brutish handy man. The story is fairly standard but has a touch of a mystery story and a bit of a crime drama. 6/10
14. The Night Strangler (1973)
A brash newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders by strangulation which seem to occur every 21 years. I've always liked the Kolchak series but this time out the bickering between reporter and editor wore on me just a little. John Carradine has a nice but small role as a newspaper publisher and Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster) and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West) have small parts. The story is OK and there is a nice set for part of underground Seattle. 5/10

October 07
15. Blue Sunshine (1978)*
A man tries to find out why a friend of his lost all of his hair and became an insane killer with almost superhuman strength. Very good movie. A solid cast with Zalman King especially good as the quirky, unconventional hero. The story itself isn't unusual, a lone couple trying to prove the existence of of a terrifying menace, but there is a larger element of mystery than is typical (both viewer and hero start out in the dark and see the clues emerge) and the subject matter is a bit different than most horror films of this type. Very absorbing. 7/10

October 08
16. Cellar Dweller (1987)* Blu-Ray
A comic book artist specializing in horror stories takes over the studio where her inspiration worked and died a mysterious death 30 years ago. Fun movie with a decent looking monster, a few chills and some slightly gory kills doesn't take itself too seriously. I liked the way the story ended. Another Munster sighting as Yvonne De Carlo (Lily) plays the administrator of an artists colony. Comic book great John Brunner did some of the art seen in the beginning of the movie. 6/10
17. Catacombs (1988)* Blu-Ray
A demon, sealed beneath an abbey for over 400 years, is freed when the seal keeping it prisoner is removed by a monk. The acting is good, although the female lead is bland, and there are a few creepy touched along the way but the demon itself and the ending fall just a little flat. There is one major plot gap when no one seems to notice that one of the monks has disappeared. Still, entertaining enough. 5/10
18. The Nesting (1981)*
A writer suffering from agoraphobia takes a trip to the country for a rest and ends up renting an unusual old house exactly like the one she described in her last novel. Of course strange things start to happen. Not your typical haunted house story. There are a few good scares, an interesting story and just a touch of bloody mayhem. The heroine is not really mentally stable but she is a survivor. Another John Carradine sighting, he plays the elderly owner of the house who eventually ties the strange events together. 7/10
19. Grizzly (1976)
A really big grizzly bear gets a taste for human flesh and terrorizes hikers and campers in a national park. Forest Rangers try to stop him. A very good animal attacks movie with ongoing suspense and some nasty. bloody kills. The acting is fine and I particularly liked Andrew Prine as a Vietnam vet helicopter pilot. The bear attacks work well and the finale is exciting. 7/10
20. Color Me Blood Red (1965)* Blu-Ray (SW Blu-Ray The Blood Trilogy)
A painter discovers that human blood is the perfect color to use in his masterpieces. Well, it's Herschell Gordon Lewis and far from the best HGL that I've seen, There is gore and one scene did gross me out but there are also some slow stretches that are a little tough to get through and the satire of the world of art galleries, critics and patrons is a little broad for my tastes. There are some nice looking women in bathing suits though. 3.5/10

October 09
21. Graveyard of Horror (1971)*
A man returns to his home to find out that his wife died in childbirth, his baby was stillborn, his brother has disappeared, and his family has fallen into financial difficulties. Somewhat bizarre film takes some time to make any sense and much is still unclear at the end but I liked how the story kind of emerges from rather disjointed scenes. There is a silly looking but still kind of cool monster that has to claw it's way up from the ground for the monthly feeding and some good sets. The explanation offered in a chunk of awkward dialogue is ridiculous but adds to the charm. Probably not for everyone but I had a good time. 6/10
22. Pigs aka The Thirteenth Pig (1973)* Blu-Ray
A mysterious young woman takes a job at an out of the way diner run by a former circus performer and right next to his pig farm. Low budget but well done, the story takes an unexpected turn about a third of the way through which works very well. The cast is good and I especially liked director and co-star Mark Lawrence as Zambrini the owner of the cafe and farm. Flesh eating pigs, a psycho killer, and small town creepiness make for good time which is not spoiled by a somewhat ambiguous ending. 6/10
23. Scalps (1983)* Blu-Ray
Despite warnings from an old man, six college students head up into the hills on a search for Native American artifacts. Takes a long while for things to really get going but some foreshadowing helps pass the time. The action isn't anything special but the make up is adequate and I got one good scare out of it. Kirk Alyn, the first live action Superman, plays a college professor as does Forest J. Ackerman. One Indian spirit seems to have the head of an African lion! 4/10
24. Fragile (2005)*
An American nurse is hired by an English children's hospital, which is in the process of being closed down, to replace a nurse that left suddenly after one of the patients suffered unexplainable injuries. An amazing ghost story. Calista Flockhart shines as the American nurse and the rest of the cast is good as well. No jumps scares here but several times the tension becomes almost physical and there are one or two moments that are just plain frightening. The explanation of the haunting is a good one and even contains an twist which makes total sense. The conclusion is exciting and the final scene is one of the most touching I've seen in a horror movie. Wow. 9/10
25. The Mummy (1959) Blu-Ray
An Egyptian mummy is revived in order to kill those who violated the tomb of a priestess. Good mummy action especially at the end but a little slow in between attacks. 5/10

October 10
26. Zombie Holocaust (1980) Blu-Ray (Dr. Butcher M.D. set)
An outbreak of cannibalistic crimes in New York City sends a team of investigators to a remote Pacific island where they face savage cannibals, zombie like creatures, AND a mad scientist. Entertaining with a few gross out moments. The acting and story are adequate, the effects are pretty good. There are way more cannibals in the film than zombies but I guess the title Cannibal Holocaust was already taken. 6/10
27. I vampiri (1956)* Blu-Ray (Arrow Black Sunday set)
Police and a reporter investigate the murders of young women who are found drained of blood but with no signs of violence. This plays most like a crime drama but with a strong streak of horror. There are some great sets particularly around and inside a creepy old castle equipped with a basement lab and several secret passages. A couple of the sets are a bit overdone including a crypt with tasteful skulls and bones decorating the walls. Makeup effects were also well done and there is a wonderful transformation that we see more than once. The music seemed old fashioned at times like something out of a 1930's serial and the story dragged a little at times. I'd only previously seen a choppy tape of the US version, The Devil's Commandment, which was cut and had scenes added so I'm calling this a first time view. 5/10

October 11
28. Session 9 (2001)* Blu-Ray
Five men are hired to remove hazardous materials from a huge mental hospital that has been abandoned for fifteen years. The job needs to be finished in only a week and tensions mount because of the deadline and due to issues in the personal lives of the men. Is a supernatural presence making things worse? Very intense movie, well acted and well written with some nicely realized characters and an effective soundtrack. There is some ambiguity throughout the story which isn't a bad thing but given the situation the actions of one character seem a bit unrealistic, serving the plot more than anything else. Still I was totally absorbed and the time just flew by. 7/10
29. Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973)* Blu-Ray (Arrow American Horror Project 1)
A family goes to work for a seedy, run down carnival where they suspect someone dear to them disappeared. Odd movie, full of strange characters and images with flashes of bloody violence not to mention cannibals (or perhaps ghouls) and maybe a vampire or two. There's not much of a plot. The viewer is dropped into the middle of an ongoing situation which is never fully explained but it is resolved (sort of) after some dream-like diversions. The acting is typical of low budget films but this one is watchable maybe due to the strangeness (and the short running time). I was never bored and ended up kind of liking it. 5/10

October 12
30. Graduation Day (1981)* Blu-Ray
A female high school track star dies of natural causes right after winning a big race. Several months later, just before graduation, members of the track squad start to die at the hands of a masked killer. Standard slasher plot but very entertaining. Some of the kills are clever but the real plus for me is that the film doesn't take itself too seriously. Most of the secondary characters are fun and add a lot to the film. The story moves along at a good pace, the "Gangster Rock" song is great, and the conclusion is very exciting. 7/10
31. The Thing (1982) Blu-Ray
A shape shifting alien creature terrorizes a research station in Antarctica. A rare case where a remake is possibly better than the original, which has been one of my favorite 50's SF movies of all time. I noticed that most of the creepiness in this film happens in the first forty minutes or so and it is very well done. After some entertaining special effects, the story shifts to a different kind of tension based on paranoia and uncertainty. The acting, directing and even the score are all top notch. 8/10

October 13
32. Midnight (1982)*
Three young people on the way to Fort Lauderdale run afoul of a family of psycho redneck satanists. Low budget but pretty well done. I've seen much worse acting and the somewhat derivative story moves at a good pace with some nice suspense at times. The makeup and effects aren't spectacular but they aren't cheesy either. All in all a good, enjoyable effort. 5/10
33. Pieces (1982) Blu-Ray
A masked killer with a nice hat uses a chainsaw to dismember co-eds on a college campus and takes a different body part from each victim. An understaffed police force tries to stop the murders. Pretty good slasher with lots of female nudity and blood. The dialogue is dubbed, sometimes a bit poorly, although I think Christopher George and probably Susan Day dubbed their own lines. Day is guilty of serious overacting a couple of times. Still this is an entertaining and fun slasher. 6/10

October 14
34. The Old Dark House (1932)
A road is washed out by a fierce thunder storm so several travelers are forced to seek shelter in an eerie old mansion inhabited by a strange family and a brutish mute butler. Very good movie. Karloff is fine as the butler and most of the rest of the cast are good as well. I was impressed by the storm effects both visual and aural. The exterior shots were obviously done on a stage but so well done that it's easily overlooked and there is a sense throughout the movie of a powerful force just pounding away at the house. The interior sets are also impressive, full of Universal atmosphere and grotesques shadows looming on the walls. 7/10
35. Chandu the Magician (1932)* (Fox Horror Classics Vol. 2)
A westerner who gained strange hypnotic powers while studying in the East battles Roxor, a madman bent on world domination using a stolen death ray. Based on a popular radio serial. Edmund Lowe as Chandu is stiff and dull as Chandu and doesn't look very good in a turban. Bela Lugosi as Roxor is great, relishing each evil line of dialogue and looking very sinister dressed all in black. He has a great rant near the end of the movie. Lugosi returned to the world of Chandu a couple years later in a serial, this time playing the hero. The sets, including some miniatures, are also very well done. The plot is straight out of a Saturday afternoon serial. 4.5/10

October 15
36. Humongous (1982)*
Stranded on an seemingly deserted island after their boat is wrecked some vacationers discover that they are not alone and that the island has a deadly secret. Well made if predictable slasher in the woods / creepy thing in the basement film. The actors are good and there are some suspenseful stalking scenes. Not a whole lot of blood, some of the kills are done off screen. Exciting but by the book conclusion. 6/10
37.Amityville II: The Possession (1982)* Blu-Ray (The Amityville Horror Trilogy)
Strange things (lots and lots of them) start happening shortly after a family moves in to a house. A prequel to the first film but not nearly as entertaining. The strange events don't produce the chills that we got in the original and a couple are kind of cheesy and we don't get any more of an explanation about why they are happening. I couldn't connect with any of the characters and the whole possession/exorcism thing wasn't very intense or interesting. I'm not sure what went wrong but I was glad when this one was over. 4/10
38. The Horror Show (1989)* Blu-Ray
Serial killer supreme Max Jenke gets the electric chair but after his execution he is able to return to get revenge on the police detective who captured him. Strong start but after a while my interest waned just a little. Lance Henriksen does his usual good job as the detective but I didn't care for his two kids who became the focus of the story for a little too long. Also the reason why Jenke can return is weak even for this kind of movie - some things are better left unexplained, especially since much of what actually happens doesn't really tie in with the explanation.5/10
39. Cello (2005)*
A music instructor starts to have visions and suffer tragedies linked to a terrible secret in her past. A strange and chilling film from South Korea. A little confusing at first because we are basically dropped into a story with little explanation and things are not always what they seem to be. The story eventually become clear and the ride along a way is absorbing and very creepy. The end of the film, although a little low key, is one of the most frightening moments of all. 8/10
40. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) Blu-Ray
The only survivor of the first rocket into space undergoes terrible physical transformations during the flight and after his return. I like all of the Quatermass films. This one is full of scientific mystery and tension, helped out by a fine soundtrack. All the performances are good, there is a literate script, and the effects hold up well except perhaps for the final scenes which some might considered cheesy (but I don't). 7/10
41. Frankenstein (1931) Blu-Ray (Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection)
I couldn't resist trying this out since I just got it in the mail today. Looks great on Blu. I noticed a bit more of the structure of the story this time around with a brief middle full of light surrounded by a dark middle and end. 8/10

October 16
42. The Monster and the Girl (1941) VHS
A man set up by a slick gangster and falsely convicted of murder manages to get revenge even after he is executed. Starts out like a good 40's crime drama but then heads solidly into mad (really just kind of crazed) scientist territory. A solid cast, an almost noirish shadowy look, interesting camerawork, and well paced thrills make for an above average B movie. 6.5/10
43. The Mask of Satan aka Black Sunday (1960) Blu-Ray (Arrow Black Sunday set)
The spirit of a witch and her vampire lover, both slain centuries ago, return to live again and take vengeance on the ancestors of those who killed them. A great film beautifully photographed in black and white full of atmosphere, chills and thrills. The sets are stunning, even the outdoor ones filmed on a stage. The atmosphere lasts through the entire movie. Barbara Steele has two roles and is wonderful in both. 8/10
44. Wolfen (1981)* Blu-Ray
The savage murders of a wealthy businessman and his wife are linked to diseased body parts found in the South Bronx by animal hairs. Not really a werewolf movie but a very interesting take on creatures living and feeding in the slums of cities. Well done all around and very intense at times. I didn't like the monster cam effect used. It ranged from distracting to downright annoying depending on how long it was used. 7/10
45. Bad Moon (1996)* Blu-Ray
A man returns from a jungle expedition after being bitten by a werewolf. He hopes that the familial love of his sister and her son will help him shake the curse. A slightly different take on a werewolf movie but not one that I could appreciate. The real hero of the story is Thor the Wonder Dog (a German Shepard) who of course can sense that something is not right. This strikes me as very like after-school special except of course for the fairly bloody kills and the whole werewolf thing. Not a poorly made movie but not something I enjoyed. 4/10
46. The Mansion of the Ghost Cat aka Black Cat Mansion (1958)*
Two related Japanese ghost stories one set in the present and one set in the time of the samurai; both feature a ghost cat or cat demon bent on vengeance. The modern story is shown in a monochrome tinted blue but the story set in the past is in full color. Pretty good with some creepy atmosphere but only a little scary. 5/10

October 17
47. The Frozen Dead (1966)* (WB Archive Collection)
Dana Andrews and a fake German accent play a Nazi scientist trying to find a safe way to revive 1500 Nazi elite who have been in suspended animation for twenty years. He is surprised when his niece returns unexpectedly from school on the same day when two (unfrozen) Nazi leaders arrive to check on his work. What seems to be a typical "young person returns home to find all sorts of weirdness going on" movie suddenly veers into The Brain That Wouldn't Die territory. Slow moving with bland characters and no shocks at all but the bodiless head is cool and there is kind of a fun ending involving some disembodied arms hanging on a wall. I wanted to see this one for many years and now that I have, I admit to being just a little disappointed. 4.5/10
48. Critters 3 (1991)* (4 Film Favorites * Critters Collection)
The hungry hairballs are back, this time going after tenants trapped in a dilapidated apartment building. Not the best in the series but silly fun that gave me a couple of laughs. The Crites look good and the effects still hold up. 5/10

October 18
49. Amok Train aka Beyond the Door III (1989)*
A group of American students go to Serbia to see an ancient ritual and end up fleeing a sinister village and trying to escape on a train that becomes possessed by evil forces. This is a strange movie but I liked it. The plot is a bit stupid and there are some holes but there are also creepy outdoor locations (in particular an ominous forest), good train action scenes (if sometimes ridiculous), some very icky deaths and a speedy pace that kept me entertained to the end - which played off an idea I've wondered about for a long time. 6/10
50. The Pit and the Pendulum aka The Inquisitor (1991)*
The Grand Inquisitor Torquemada (Lance Henriksen) takes on a handful when he arrests a baker and his perfectly beautiful wife, who has been accused of being a witch. An often tongue in cheek, modern take on the Spanish Inquisition and yes, there is even a comfy chair of sorts. Henriksen goes over the top more than once in his role and the rest of the cast often seem to be playing modern day versions of their roles. The sets (in an actual castle) work well as do most of the execution and torture scenes. The movie seemed to go on a bit too long for me though. 5/10

October 19
51. Crocodile (2000)* (Creature Features)
A bunch of college students rent a houseboat for a spring break vacation and run into a really big, really pissed off crocodile that was imported from Africa decades ago. The croc usually doesn't look all that good, some of the attacks have too much shaky cam for me, it drags a little when dealing with a romantic quarrel and many of the characters are either bland or unlikable but still it's perfectly watchable for the most part. There were a few good jumps due to sudden croc attacks and the crusty old alligator farm owner was fun. 5/10
52. The Last Horror Film (1982)*
A taxi driver and wannabe director goes to the Cannes Film Festival in order to stalk his favorite actress and make a movie (in secret) with her. Shortly after he arrives people in the industry begin to die. Strange but interesting low budget film blurring the line between fantasy and reality has Joe Spinell doing a great job as Vinnie the cab driver and really making the movie. Even the humor is good and there are some bloody killings and boobs to round things out. There are a lot of shots of the real Cannes Film Festival crowd and some authentic scenery. A twist near the end isn't terribly surprising and the very last scene provides a bit of a puzzle. 7/10
53. Jaws (1975)* Blu-Ray (Steven Spielberg Director's Collection)
A great white shark terrorizes a resort island so three men go out on a boat to get it. And yes, this really was a first time viewing. The one that set a template for so many things. A really good film, a cut above most monster/horror films, well paced, well acted with an very effective score. There is a section where the three main characters get to know each other while out hunting the beast where we see relationships forming and changing - the kind of thing you never get in most movies like this. The limited use of the shark (until the end) and the flashes of blood during the kills add to the tension. Several nice scares, some not even directly involving the shark. 7.5/10

October 20
54. The Human Monster aka The Dark Eyes of London (1939)
A series of river drownings in London puzzle the police until they begin to see connections to an insurance company. Bela Lugosi plays the businessman who presents the face of a philanthropist to the world but in reality runs the scam. A nifty British crime drama with a couple of pinches of horror including a disfigured brute used for murder and deadly medical procedures. Bela does a good job as Dr. Orloff(!) flipping between kind and cruel in this above average B picture. 6/10
55. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) Blu-Ray
Christopher Lee is back as Drac who is seeking revenge on the priest who put a cross on his castle. A little bit different Dracula story with an atheist hero. Lee does a fine job and there is a good supporting cast. 6/10
56. The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
Brides are dropping dead at the alter and then their bodies are being stolen. A newspaper woman trying to solve the mystery suspects a mysterious doctor and his sickly wife. Bela is OK as the doctor and the rest of the cast does as well but this average Monogram cheapie never really grabbed me. 5/10

October 21
57. Bloody Birthday (1981)*
Three children born ten years ago during a solar eclipse, which caused them to be psychopaths, start killing people for no particular reason. Dumb as a rock but so much fun - well paced and exciting. A bit chilling at times too. 6.5/10
58. The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)* Blu-Ray
A sportscaster is convicted of the murder of a young girl who was a friend of his daughter but after he is imprisoned similar murders occur. It feels like a giallo in terms of style, characters, and music but a lot of time devoted to forensic matters and a murder trial along with a low body count. little blood and few shocks play with viewer expectations. A good film all in all but if you insist on the standard formula you could be disappointed. 6/10
59. Blood Rage aka Slasher (1987)* Blu-Ray
A twin kills a man at a drive-in but manages to have his brother convicted for the crime. Ten years later on Thanksgiving, the innocent boy escapes from a mental institution and returns home which begins a series of grisly murders. Low budget with some subpar acting but well done, bloody kills although the suspense level could have been higher. Surprisingly what story there is hangs together pretty well and does not take itself too seriously. 6/10

October 22
60. It Follows (2014)* Blu-Ray
After a sexual encounter a teenage (I think) woman finds herself relentlessly pursued by a deadly something that she can only get rid of by passing it on to another sexual partner. Kudos to coming up with something a little different in horror films and this is a well made movie with good acting, pacing and background music. I was pulled out of the movie once in a while trying to figure out the "rules" of the curse or other plot point (like don't these people have parents or school or jobs or ...) but that's just me. The curse does seem to treat some victims differently or perhaps that was just a plot contrivance. Enjoyable and spooky at times with a growing sense of desperation but no really big scares. 6/10
61.Amityville 3-D (1983)* Blu-Ray (The Amityville Horror Trilogy)
A hard core skeptic buys the infamous Amityville house. Mayhem follows. Not bad. There are some creepy parts, even in 2-D, but there are some kind of cheesy effects which may or may not have looked better in 3-D. There were enough obvious 3-D shots that it would have been fun to see it that way. The story moves along at a good pace. 5/10
62. Equinox (1970)* (Criterion Collection)
Four people try to find a geology professor who lives in a remote wilderness area but discover a dangerous book instead. Theatrical version of an amazingly well done amateur film made by talented artists who would become very successful in Hollywood. While obviously low budget the effects, especially the stop motion work, are very good and the acting and directing is way above the level of most films of this kind. 6/10
63. The Mask of Satan aka Black Sunday with Tim Lucas commentary* Blu-Ray (Arrow Black Sunday set)
Very good commentary full of information about the film and most of the cast and major crew. There are frequent pauses (that do get longer near the end) but its so nice to just sit back and enjoy the rich images of the film that it doesn't matter that much.
64. Just Before Dawn (1982)* Blu-Ray
Five friends go to climb a mountain deep in the wilderness, ignoring warnings from a forest ranger and a crazy man. Standard plot but this may be the best slasher in the woods ever. There is an ominous feeling to the forest and tension and suspense are built and released very well. Most the five friends are jerks but that's to be expected and the acting is more than adequate. Add to that one or two minor twists and you've got a great film. I saw Blue Sunshine by director Jeff Lieberman earlier in the challenge and liked that as well. He also did Squirm which I recall also enjoying. 8/10
65. Watch Horror Films Keep American Strong: A Journey Into Creature Features (2008)*
A documentary about the history of the Creature Features TV show airing in the San Francisco Bay area from 1971 through 1984 and the two men, Bob Wilkins and then John Stanley, who hosted the films. Very good and fun with lots of interviews, mostly with the hosts, and lots of clips from the shows. I'm fascinated by the horror host phenomena not the least because the early broadcast TV shows are great examples of locally produced television something that just isn't done much these days except for new programs. 7/10

October 23
66. It Conquered the World (1956) VHS
A creature from Venus hitches a ride on a satellite returning to Earth and tries to conquer the world by controlling key members of society. This is an all time fave of mine. A kind of silly premise tapping into the same anti-Communist feelings as the first Invasion of the Body Snatchers has a surprisingly good script and solid acting from such B-movie stars as Peter Graves and Lee Van Cleef. Beverly Garland is particularly good as the wife of the misguided Van Cleef. This also has one of the greatest cheesy monsters in B-movie history. 7/10
67. The Milpitas Monster (1976)*
A fifty foot high monster that feeds on garbage terrorizes the town of Milpitas, located in Northern California. Low budget, started by high school students but soon got the full cooperation of the real town of Milpitas, CA. Townspeople play most of the roles in the film so the acting is not at a professional level but many do a pretty good job. The effects are surprisingly well done, often effective (especially the miniatures) and imaginative. The story doesn't take itself too seriously. This is a fun ride if you just accept the movie for what it is which is local film making at its purest. 4/10
68. The Bees (1978) Blu-Ray
Scientists try to stop a new, deadlier strain of killer bee from spreading in the United States. Pretty good with an interesting sf twist at the end. Angel Tompkins, playing one of the scientists, is relentlessly perky which wore me down after a while. The bee swarms looked very menacing but some of the bee attacks looked more like vicious yellow confetti. 5/10
69. Jaws of Satan aka King Cobra (1978)* Blu-Ray
Satan takes over a cobra in order to get the soul of a priest who is the last of a cursed line. Kind of a mix of the supernatural with a killer animal complete with a mayor who wants to keep deaths hidden so the opening of a new dog track won't be ruined. Maybe not the strongest concept but an enjoyable movie well made overall. 6/10
70. The Beast With a Million Eyes (1955)
After a strange airplane goes over a date ranch in the middle of the desert animals begin acting strange and then start attacking people. OK, it's slow moving, the ship looks like it was made out of kitchen pots and utensils and the score is from classical music but there is something I like about this movie. Maybe it's the feeling of loneliness and isolation you get from the landscapes or the acting which is decent or the growing fear and claustrophobia. Yes, the final alien effect involves a puppet but it's a cool looking puppet and it's masked much of the time by a giant eyeball. So there. 5/10

October 24
71. Haunted (1977)*
An aging caretaker goes a little bonkers - could it be a witch's curse? It's unclear what this movie is really about. A lot of things are set up early on - an Indian woman, put to death by riding topless in the desert, vowing vengeance, lost gold, reincarnation, a phone booth in a cemetery(!) but most come to nothing at all. Instead we get a seedy soap opera full of ridiculous dialogue part New Age and part Free Love and part just bizarre. There are only two deaths (plus one in flashback) and only one of these has any spark to it. Many kind of stupid things happen. Yet, there is a hypnotic quality to the story. I laughed several times, I was never bored and I always wanted to see what would happen next. 3.5/10
72. The Devil's Wedding Night (1973)* Blu-Ray
Twin brothers go separately to Dracula's castle in Transylvania searching for the powerful ring of the Nibelungen and they arrive just before the Night of the Virgin Moon which happens every fifty years. Mrs. Dracula gives them a warm welcome. Not outstanding but very watchable. The plot doesn't always make sense and some of the dubbing is awful but there are good castle sets, Mark Damon is fine as the twins, and Rosalba Neri (aka Sara Bay) is imposing as Dracula's wife. Lots of nudity doesn't hurt. 5/10
73. Hands of the Ripper (1971)* Blu-Ray
A psychiatrist takes in a troubled young woman who he suspects murdered a fake medium. Little does he know that she is the daughter of Jack the Ripper and that fifteen years ago her father brutally murdered her mother right before the child's eyes. Good performances especially Angharad Rees who plays the daughter. The murders are rather bloody but the camera usually doesn't linger. I never felt much suspense or tension but I was never bored either. 5/10

October 25
74. Mutant (1984)* Blu-Ray
Two brothers on vacation run into problems in a small rural town: first rednecks, then an a-hole sheriff, and finally savage mutations that crave human blood. Has the structure of a classic 50's monster movie with strange deaths and mysterious happening occurring more and more often until the creatures are finally revealed. Very well done with lots of suspense and excitement. Good action sequences. 7/10
75. Driller Killer (1979)*
A painter, inspired by a TV ad for a portable battery pack, goes on a rampage with a power drill killing a lot of street people - but unfortunately not the band that moves in near the painter and starts keeping him awake and unable to complete his masterpiece. Then he paints a picture and then drills a few more people that he actually has reasons to be angry with. Low budget, gritty, nasty at times, full of unlikable characters, and not a lot of fun to get through. There's way too much time spent on the band. This works much better as a portrait of a descent into madness than as a slasher or serial killer type movie, although it's still not that good. 3/10
76. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) Blu-Ray
Workers in a medical supply store accidentally release the zombies that were the inspiration for The Night of the Living Dead. More zombies follow. A fun romp with punk rockers, businessmen, paramedics, and cops getting the worst of a zombie outbreak. These zombies can run, talk, and only want brains to eat. The effects are well done and although the humor is variable I did get some laughs out of this. 6/10

October 26
77. Doom Asylum (1987)*
Some teenagers on a picnic meet an all girl punk band rehearsing in an abandoned asylum where a disfigured killer who murders with autopsy equipment lurks. OK, I get it. Comedy, parody, satire, a spoof of slasher movies, but this is just stupid, stupid, stupid. The "clever" lines uttered by the killer (a la Freddy Krueger) are not funny at all. The dialogue is not funny at all. Nothing is funny in this film. I understand that humor is a very individual thing but nothing worked for me here. There are a couple of grisly moments (toe cutting and eye gouging) and one atmospheric scene where the killer is walking down a dark hall carrying a lantern. That's about 30 seconds of entertainment. Yes, I am bitter. 2/10
78. The Woods (2006)* Blu-Ray
A troubled teenage girl is put into a prestigious all girls academy and besides having the deal with the usual difficulties she almost immediately begins to hear murmuring and see shadowy figures in the surrounding woods. Starts out strong but doesn't quite maintain that level but it's still pretty good. I would have preferred a little more build up to the weird stuff and a key plot point just seems to happen for no reason at all. Good performances and OK to very good special effects. 6.5/10
79. The Mad Magician (1954)* (Mill Creek 4 Movie Collection Classic Horror)
Vincent Price plays an inventor who creates devices for magicians to use in their illusions and has developed a new make up that creates amazingly life like masks. He murders his boss who stole his wife and stopped his stage career and finds he has to go further than he thought to cover up his crime. Good B-move with Price and his clever illusion machines adding the horror spice and making the movie. 5.5/10

October 27
80. Blood Oath (2007)*
Two couples go on a weekend camping trip and decide to take a hike and look for a cabin deep in the woods that legends say people never return from if they find. You should listen to the legends. Very standard, extra bloody slasher in the woods movie does not start out very promisingly despite a gory first scene. The first two thirds or so is background and character development but the four leads just aren't up to it. The acting ranged from wooden to mildly saucy and flat and the script didn't give them much to work with. Once they get to the cabin, things pick up and the last 20 minutes or so was very exciting and riveting. The end is good and a post credit scene adds a nice touch. 5/10
81. Dead Men Walk (1943)
George Zucco plays twin brothers, one good and one evil. The evil one dies but because of his occult studies is able to return as a vampire to seek vengeance on his brother who he thinks murdered him. Surprisingly good B-move from poverty row studio PRC. Zucco is very good at distinguishing the brothers (along with a nice job by the makeup department), there are many atmospheric scenes, and the pacing doesn't drag as it often does in these low budget films. 6/10
82. Night Train to Terror (1985)* Blu-Ray
On a train that's heading for a terrible accident, God and Satan discuss the fates of various souls in three different situations. A strange but enjoyable movie made up of three stories with a musical interlude between each (a band singing and dancing to the same song each time). The first two barely had plots. The first showed a lot of torture and mayhem and then in the last minute or two came up with a story and an EC type finish. The second had a bunch of death trap type scenarios and the conclusion wasn't even shown, just described by God. The third was a complete story about a man who never seems to age and had some fun but not very good stop motion animation. 6/10
83. Pillow of Death (1945)* (Inner Sanctum Mysteries)
A lawyer is accused of murdering his wife because he was having an affair with his secretary. Kind of a dumb name but this may be the best of the Inner Sanctum movie series and it has a higher dose of the supernatural than many of the films with a house full of ghostly sounds, voices, and doors that open and close by themselves. There is also a medium, a seance and an eerie chase through a cemetery. 6.5/10

October 28
84. The Monster Maker (1944)
A scientist becomes obsessed with a famous pianist's daughter who looks just like his deceased wife so he injects the pianist with a serum that causes acromegaly which results in deformed extremities and only the scientist has a cure. Another entertaining effort from PRC with a particularly strong cast (J. Carrol Naish and Ralph Morgan as the scientist and pianist) and good makeup for the diseased man. 5.5/10
85. The Devil Commands (1941)
After his wife dies, a scientist working on a means to record thought waves becomes obsessed with using his work to communicate with the dead. Nifty story with Karloff doing his usual fine job portraying the transition from gentle scientist to consumed wreck. The final experiment is imaginative and looks like something right out of the science fiction pulp magazines of the 30's. 6.5/10
86. Doctor Butcher M.D. (1980)* Blu-Ray (Dr. Butcher M.D. set)
US version of Zombie Holocaust with added footage at the beginning, different music, and some trimming but basically the same story. 6/10

October 29
87. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)* Blu-Ray (Arrow American Horror Project 1)
A deeply disturbed woman, abused as a child, lives in a fantasy world often peaceful but sometimes becoming quite violent - but is it all fantasy? Very intense, compelling story well acted, written, and directed - dreamlike at times and and sometimes blurring dreams and reality. There are some gruesome moments and some very disturbing scenes involving the main character's childhood. 8/10
88. Cry of the Banshee (1970) Blu-Ray (The Vincent Price Collection III)
A sadistic witch hunter is cursed by the leader of a druid/satanic cult after killing many of her followers. Well done period picture. Price does a good job showing brutal arrogance at the beginning and increasing doubts growing into fear as the curse decimates his household. Some nice camerawork and atmospheric scenes. The shadowy killings are nicely done. 6/10
89. Scream and Scream Again (1969)*
Police search for a brutal killer of women; a man in a hospital room has his limbs amputated one by one; a political official in a thinly disguised communist block nation can kill with a version of the Vulcan never pinch - three seemingly unrelated stories that are tied together in the end in this horror, sf, spy film featuring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing. Unfortunately I think their total combined screen time is around 20 minutes. Not a bad movie but kind of a waste of the star power. 5/10
90. The Sorcerers (1967)* (WB Archive Collection)
An elderly hypnotist and his wife develop a way to control people from a distance and when they try it on a young man they discover that they can also feel whatever he feels both physically and emotionally. Starts out a bit slow and cheesy but it gets more and more intense as the elderly couple begin to disagree about what to do with the power they have. Boris Karloff and Catherine Lacey are great as the couple and the directing of Michael Reeves keeps the tension building. 6/10
91. Nightmare Castle (1965) Blu-Ray
A scientist murders his wife and her lover when he finds them together. A little later he marries his wife's unstable sister to get the family fortune but when they return to the castle his new wife begins a gradual change. Fairly slow moving but Barbara Steel does a good job in the dual roles of the sisters, one dark haired and one blond. There is a good dose of supernatural mayhem at the end. 5/10
92. Island of the Doomed (1967)* (Sinister Cinema)
Shortly after tourists arrive at an island villa with a fantastic botanical garden run by a biological researcher deaths start to occur with the victims drained of blood. Not bad, it has one of the neatest looking monster plants ever. 5/10
93. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers (1995)* Blu-Ray (Blu-ray Halloween the Complete Collection Deluxe Edition)
The producer's cut. Michael Meyers returns for more murder and mayhem still trying to destroy the last of his bloodline but this time we are told why he wants to do this. Not bad if just taken as a slasher flick but I still think the whole druid rune thing is dumb. I guess they figured a new take was needed but what they came up with didn't work for me at all and what the seemed to have intended for Dr. Loomis was a travesty. So OK movie with some nice creepy touches but wrong headed origin story. 6/10

October 30
94. The Premonition (1976)* Blu-Ray (Arrow American Horror Project 1)
A woman starts to have frightening visions right after a kidnap attempt of her adopted daughter by the child's biological mother. Well made with some very good acting by everyone involved. There were one or two things I didn't quite get and I was a little ambivalent about the end. I think I understood what they were going for but something about it rubbed me the wrong way. Still well worth seeing. 6.5/10
95. The Oblong Box (1969)
A man keeps his brother, who was disfigured and driven mad by native retribution in Africa, locked in a room but the brother has plans to escape which do not go as he hoped so he seeks vengeance on those who thwarted him. Good but nothing special with competent work from Vincent Price and Christoper Lee. The very last scene is pretty neat though. 5/10
96. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)* Blu-Ray (Blu-ray Halloween the Complete Collection Deluxe Edition)
A reality show gets six local students to explore the Meyers' home on Halloween and of course there is an unexpected guest. This may be my least favorite of the Halloween films. Following H2O the franchise had pretty much run out of gas. They tried for a found footage effect here with body cams but I thought the constant switching between victim cam and regular movie footage was just distracting as was the whole internet broadcast concept and the frequent texting that went on at one point. Worse, we see too much of MM and he becomes more of a routine scary monster than the mysterious, creepy presence his is in the more successful movies. The interactions between Busta Rhymes and MM were sad. As a film this is probably a five because it is watchable but it loses half a point for lameness. 4.5/10
97. Beyond the Darkness aka Buio Omega (1979)* Blu-Ray
A somewhat disturbed man, whose hobby is taxidermy, steals his girlfriend's body after she dies of natural causes and stuffs it so she can be with him forever. Complications follow. Not a bad movie but there are a few parts that are really gross. Considering all the blood and guts I've seen this month, that's really saying a lot. I may never want to watch this again but it is interesting, especially the strange relationship between the man and his maid/housekeeper/whatever, when not grossing me out. 5/10
98. The Beyond (1981) Blu-Ray
A woman from New York inherits a run down hotel in Louisiana which turns out to be sitting on one of the Seven Gates to Hell. Uh Oh. So of course to cleanse my palate I popped in a Fulchi gore fest. Short on plot but rich on atmosphere and gore the set peices here are still entertaining and gruesome even if the age of the effects are beginning to show. 6/10

October 31
99. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
An Egyptian is sent to America to retrieve the living mummy Kharis and the mummified remains of Princess Anaka but he discovers that Anaka's soul is now inhabiting the body of a collage co-ed. There are some pretty effective mummy attack scenes from the victim's POV, especially in the first half of the movie, and a somewhat surprising finish. Yes, it's typical mummy mayhem but a cut above some. 6/10
100. Halloween II (1981) Blu-Ray (Blu-ray Halloween the Complete Collection Deluxe Edition)
This begins right where the first ended and follows the action as Michael Meyers continues to pursue Laurie Strode leaving more bodies in his wake. Although it can't touch the original, taken on it's own this is an above average slasher with some nice jumps and good suspense. 7.5/10
101. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Blu-Ray (Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection)
Another doctor working on creating life convinces Dr. Frankenstein to work with him in order to create a female companion for the monster. I was surprised that I liked this as much as I did since I never considered it a favorite of mine, due to just a few parts that I don't care for. There is lots of atmosphere and the sets are excellent as is the camerawork. I'm of two minds about having the monster talk but it does allow for some insight into what a creature like that might feel. The monster has more savage moments than I remembered and the finale is pretty impressive. Alas, I can't watch the scene with the hermit without thinking of Young Frankenstein. 8/10
102. Tarantula (1955) (Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection)
A giant spider terrorizes the desert and threatens to destroy a small isolated town. One of the better giant bug movies of the fifties with a good cast and script and special effects that hold up very well for the most part. Leo G. Carroll is especially good as the scientist partially responsible for the creature. 7/10


Spoiler:

Year distribution:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 - 111151
--- 1940 - 11115111
--- 1950 - 11115111
--- 1960 - 111151111511
--- 1970 - 111151111511115111151111
--- 1980 - 1111511115111151111511115
--- 1990 - 11115
--- 2000 - 11115111151
--- 2010 - 11


Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Gorgon
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
-X- John Ireland - The House of Seven Corpses
-X- Brion James - The Horror Show
-X- Boris Karloff - The Old Dark House
--- Camille Keaton -
-X- Christopher Lee - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
-X- Bela Lugosi - White Zombie
-X- Bill Moseley - The Graves
-X- Tom Noonan - Wolfen
-X- Felissa Rose - Satan's Playground
--- Chris Sarandon -
--- Lin Shaye -
-X- John Saxon - The Bees
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
-X- Dick Warlock - The Thing

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Charles Bernstein - Pigs aka The Thirteenth Pig
-X- Joseph Bishara - The Conjuring
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dan Curtis - The Night Strangler
--- Joe Dante -
-X- Terence Fisher - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
-X- Herschell Gordon Lewis - Color Me Blood Red
-X- Juan Piquer Simón - Pieces
--- Kevin Tenney -
-X- James Whale - The Old Dark House
--- Jim Wynorski -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
-X- John Carl Buechler - Cellar Dweller
--- Barney Burman -
-X- Ed French - Amityville II: The Possession
-X- Rosario Prestopino - Zombie Holocaust

Select 2 producers:
-X- Anthony Hinds - The Quatermas Xperiment
-X- Samuel M. Sherman - Midnight
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
-X- Jaume Balagueró - Fragile
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
-X- Lou Rusoff - It Conquered the World
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Amityville 3-D
-X- Agoraphobia - The Nesting
-X- Anthology Film - Night Train to Terror
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Beyond the Darkness aka Buio Omega
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Driller Killer
-X- Based on a True Story - The Conjuring
-X- Based on a Novel - The Amityville Horror
-X- Cannibalism - Zombie Holocaust
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - The Night Strangler
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - The Old Dark House
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Equinox
-X- Death by: Axe - Pieces
-X- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films - The House of Seven Corpses
-X- Documentary - Watch Horror Films Keep American Strong: A Journey Into Creature Features
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Fragile
-X- Giallo - The Bloodstained Butterfly
-X- K-Horror - Cello
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Grizzly
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Bloody Birthday
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Night Strangler
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Milpitas Monster
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1959)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin: Japan - The Mansion of the Ghost Cat aka Black Cat Mansion
-X- Nazi - The Frozen Dead
-X- Psychological - Session 9
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Just Before Dawn (George Kennedy)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Graduation Day
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Blood Rage aka Slasher (Thanksgiving)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Jaws
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - The Amityville Horror, Amityville II, Amityville 3-D
-X- Vampire - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
-X- Werewolf - Bad Moon
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Mask of Satan
-X- With Commentary - The Mask of Satan aka Black Sunday commentary with Tim Lucas
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Gorgon (Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee)
-X- Zombie - The Return of the Living Dead

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
-X- Tim Lucas - The Mask of Satan aka Black Sunday commentary

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, DVD, The Oblong Box
-X- Second format, Blu-Ray, The Woods
-X- Third format, VHS, It Conquered the World

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Italian, I vampiri
-X- Second language, Korean, Cello
-X- Third language, Japanese, The Mansion of the Ghost Cat aka Black Cat Mansion

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
-X- Features music by Pino Donaggio - Catacombs
-X- Was made in the 1940s - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
-X- Features a killer kid - Bloody Birthday
-X- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti - Amityville II: The Possession (uncredited)
--- Features a killer robot -
-X- Has the words "Night" in the title - Night of the Cobra Woman
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
--- Takes place at a retail establishment -
Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- 1940 - The Monster Maker (1944)
-X- 1950 - The Mad Magician (1954)
-X- 1960 - The Sorcerers (1967)
-X- 1970 - The Premonition (1976)
-X- 1980 - Cellar Dweller (1987)
-X- 1990 - Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers (1995)
-X- 2000 - The Woods (2006)
-X- 2010 - The Conjuring (2013)

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
-X- 1941 (75th) - The Monster and the Girl
-X- 1966 (50th) - The Frozen Dead
-X- 1991 (25th) – Critters 3

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground – Grizzly (1976)
-X- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows – Blue Sunshine (Stefan Gierasch)
-X- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman - It Conquered the World (Produced and Directed)
-X- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman - Scalps (Forry plays Prof. Trentwood), Intro to Equinox, Frankenstein (1931) (Cover of FM #56 among others)

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
-X- PG - Jaws
-X- PG-13 - Fragile
-X- R - The Devil's Wedding Night
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Pieces
--- M -
-X- GP - Equinox


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
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The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge 2016 Watch List
Semtember 30- Criterion Crossover So It Begins!
1) Corridors of Blood (1958) - Criterion DVD*
2) The Haunted Strangler (1958) - Criterion DVD*
3) Kuroneko (A Black Cat in a Bamboo Grove) (1968) - Eureka blu* 4/5
October 1
4) The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) - BU blu* 3/5
5) Priest (2011) - blu 4/5
6) After.Life (2009) - blu Ricci, Yea baby! 4/5
7) Word War Z (2013) - Theatrical Cut DVD * I even love the scarf! Great zombie apocalypse movie! 5/5
8) The Witches (1966) - Hammer UK box DVD* 3/5
October 2
9) The Exorcist III (1990) - Streaming* 3/5
10) Deadgirl (2008) - DVD 3/5
11) First Man into Space (1959) - Criterion DVD* 4.5/5
12) The Omen (2006) - blu* 3/5
October 3
13) The House of Seven Corpses (1974) - Streaming* 2/5
14) Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) - Hammer UK box DVD* 4/5
October 4
15) Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) - Arrow blu* 4/5
16) Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead (2011) - Streaming* Started out really strong for me and ended up not working. 3/5
October 5
17) House of Dark Shadows (1970) - Streaming* 3/5
18) Altar (2014) - Streaming* 2/5
October 6
19) The Vampire Bat (1933) - Streaming* 3/5
20) Scars of Dracula (1970) - Streaming* 4/5
21) The Return of Dracula (1958) - Streaming* 4.5/5
October 7
22) Phantasm (1979) - DVD This is just such a baffling movie for me. 3/5
23) ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (1976) Who Can Kill A Child - DVD* Slow burn really builds up the tension for the finale. 4.5/5
24) Blue Monkey (1987) - Streaming* Really liked this one and am hoping for a media release. 4/5
October 8
25) Motel Hell (1980) - Arrow Blu Really oddball movie with some great lines. 4/5
26) Mulberry Street (2006) - DVD* 4.5/5
27) The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) - Hammer UK box DVD* 4.5/5
28) Black Devil Doll (2007) - DVD* UGH! 2/5
29) Extraordinary Tales (2013) - Streaming* Love the animation on this one. 4.5/5
October 9
30) Chopping Mall (1986) - Blu* 5/5
31) Spookies (1986) - Streaming* 2/5
32) Without Warning (1980) - Blu* 4/5
October 10
33) Deathgasm (2015) - Streaming 3/5
34) Cloverfield (2008) - Blu Can we get less hipsters and a little more monster?2/5
October 11
35) The Descent (2005) - DVD 5/5
36) Killdozer (1974) - Streaming*4/5
October 12
37) Bone Tomahawk (2015) - Blu4.5/5
38) Pandemonium (1982) - Streaming*3/5
October 13
39) Bloody Birthday (1981) - Blu 4.5/5
40) Most Likely to Die (2015) - Steaming* Didn't really care for any of the characters.2/5
41) Blood Salvage (1990) - Streaming* Got a kick out of watching this one. 4/5
October 14
42) The Green Room (2015) Streaming*5/5
43) The Keep (1983) - Streaming* I'm not sure what I saw here, but I think I like it.3/5
44) Toxic Zombies (1980) - Streaming* Heard a lot about this movie and thought it was pretty good. 4/5
45) Wolfcop (2014) - Streaming* Friends should not let friends watch Wolfcop! 1/5
October 15
46) Deathship (1980) - Umbrella Blu*3/5
47) Dark Skies (2013) - Blu 4/5
48) Curse of the Witching Tree (2015) - Streaming* Dud, Dud, Dud! 0/5
49) Martyrs (2015) - Streaming* I'm not able to heap enough hate on this movie. 1/5
50) It Conquered the World (1956) - Streaming*3/5
October 16
51) Howl (2015) - Streaming Werewolves on a train! 4/5
52) The Eye (2002) - DVD Haven't seen this movie since I bought the DVD in 2003. Love it! 5/5
53) Constantine (2005) - Blu Holiday tradition! 5/5
54) Zombi Holocaust (1980) - Streaming* Great italian zombi flick 5/5
October 17
55) The People Under the Stairs (1991) - Arrow Blu*
56) Kurutta Ippeji (1926) A Page of Madness - Streaming* Amazing backstory to a pretty important film. 4/5
57) Horsehead (2014) - Streaming* Nice film to look at but just hated it from the start. 2/5
58) Tales of Halloween (2015) - Streaming* Anthology not quite up to my TrickRTreat standards. 3/5
59) He Never Died (2015) - Streaming* I love Henry Rollins, and this one of my faves of 2016! 5/5
October 18
60) The Old Dark House (1932) - DVD 4/5
61) Ogroff: Mad Mutilator (1983) - Streaming* Another hatchet vs chainsaw battle. Editing didn't help this terrible story.1/5
October 19
62) Jaws (1975) - DVD - 'Larry, the summer is over. You're the mayor of Shark City.' This is such a timeless and scary movie to me, despite the almost complete absence of a shark. 5/5
63) Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) - Streaming* Wow, Michael sure is creepy in MANY, MANY ways. These zombies sure are tough, they can throw knives. 5/5
October 20
64) Dracula (1979) - Streaming* Frank Langella is a pretty handsome Dracula. 4/5
65) Gargoyles (1972) - Streaming* Had that 'made for TV' feel before I found out it was a TV movie. 2/5
66) The Night Brings Charlie (1990) - Streaming* Why do you need to work with a burlap sack over your head? 2/5
October 21
67) Hush (2016) - Streaming* Liked the twist on the home invasion horror. 4/5
68) The Invitation (2015) - Streaming* Liked the slow build up to the climax. 4/5
69) The Return of the Vampire (1943) - Streaming* Lugosi as Tesla! 4/5
70) Harlequin (1980) - Streaming* This felt like a Lifetime special! 3/5
October 22
71) The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) - Streaming* I think this is the youngest Oliver Reed I've ever seen. This Hammer werewolf didn't really work for me. 3/5
72) The Ones Below (2015) - Streaming* Pleasantly surprised, but could see the ending coming half way to the end. 4/5
73) The Descent: Part 2 (2009) - Streaming* I'm sure it's against some regulation to take non-climbers into a cave rescue. 3/5
74) Ava's Possessions (2015) - Streaming* Some good laughs at life after a possession. 4/5
75) Extraterrestrial (2014) - Streaming* Millennials vs Aliens.... GO ALIENS! 2/5
October 23
76) Stung (2015) - Blu
77) Drag Me to Hell (2009) - Blu This is a Halloween tradition for the last few years. 4/5
78) Don't Breathe (2016) - Theater* Upon thinking about it I am warming up to this movie more after the first viewing. Need to revisit on Blu. 4/5
79) Dark House (2014) - Streaming* Much better than I thought it would be. 3/5
October 24
80) Baskin (2015) - Streaming This viewing seems much more coherent than the first time I saw this. 3/5
81) Don't Go in the House (1979) - Streaming* This creeped me a out a good bit 4/5
82) Blood Lake (1987) - Streaming* Huh? Gotta be the worst movie I've ever seen 0/5
October 25
83) Krampus (2015) - Blu*
84) Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009) - Streaming* 3/5
October 26
85) Witchboard (1986) - Blu
86) Bait (2012) - Streaming* Liked this one a good bit, even with the CGI shark! 4.5/5
October 27
87) Southbound (2015) - Streaming* 2/5
88) The Returned (2013) - Streaming 5/5
October 28
89) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Blu 5/5
90) The Dark Power (1985) - Streaming* My dad used to go nuts over Lash LaRue 3/5
91) Nomads (1986) - DVD* 3/5
October 29
92) Goodnight Mommy (2014) - Blu* 4/5
93) Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) - Streaming* 4/5
94) Black Sunday (1960) - Arrow Blu*
95) Sisters (1972) - Arrow Blu* 4/5
October 30
96) Satan's Blood (1978) - Streaming* 3/5
97) Black Sunday (1960) with Tim Lucas commentary - Arrow Blu* 4/5
98) Shaun of the Dead (2004) - Blu 5/5
October 31
99) Halloween II (1981) - Blu* Can't remember ever seeing this! 4/5
100) Inbred (2011) - Streaming* 3/5

First Time View*
Blu-ray

Theme Nights-COMPLETED
Spoiler:
10/01: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! The Apocalypse is Ahead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
10/02: An Exorcism Is Urgently Required, But Poor Father Merrin Has Unexpectedly Retired! - Fanaticism (Religious) Horror -
10/03: Gothic Castles, Manors, Mansions and Estates. Stay the Hell Out or Seal Your Inevitable Fate - HorrorEstate -
10/04: Close Encounters of the Scared Shitless Kind - Extraterrestrial Horror -
10/05: Gothic Melodrama with Wobbly Sets; Displease Barnabas & You'll Have Regrets - Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary -
10/06: Copyright Expired. You're Next. - Public Domain Horrors -
10/07: Goodbye Leatherface, Godfather of Gore, & The Tall Man. Boy, We'll Miss Your Chili, Body Mutilations, and Reanimated Slave-Dwarf Clan. - R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen / Herschell Gordon Lewis / Angus Scrimm -
10/08: Bloody Tourists and Their Blatent Disregard For Other Cultures... Along Comes Karma Ripping Them Apart Like Bloodthirsty Vultures - Travel (Vacation) Horror Movies -
10/09: Crazy, Psychotronic and Completely Insane! These Batshit Crazy Flicks Will Melt Your Brain! - Stranger Things -&- Unconventional Movie Monsters -
10/10: Sharp, Shiny, Deadly and Almost Pristine... - Careful with that Axe, Eugene! -
10/11: Sign Says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here". Disregard and Die Forgotten in Solitary Fear. - Abandoned Places -
10/12: Historical Significance Is of No Worry; These Time Periods Are Likely to Get Gory! - Period Piece Horror -
10/13: Evil is Coming; It is Foretold. Ditch the Children, & Go Find Laurie Strode! - Babysitters, 2, 3 / Nannies / Governesses -
10/14: Conspiracy Theorists with Mind-Altering Tin Foil Hats...Deadly Political Commentary with Romero-esque Slants - Conspiracy / Political Horrors -
10/15: R.I.P. VCR: You're Now Belated; Your VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Embassy Home Entertainment -
10/16: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
10/17: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter Four! - 1966 (Gold) Vs. 1991 (Silver): Beyond The Door -
10/18: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... Tonight's Forecast Calls for 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! -
10/19: Just When You Thought It Was Safe... - JawsSploitation / Aquatic -
10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
10/21: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
10/22: Hexed Amulets, Gypsy Spells & Egyptian Curses...Heed Their Warnings or Bring On the Hearses! - Curses -
10/23: Entomophobia to the Nth Degree. Multiply by 1,000, & Hear the Wailing of the Banshee! - Insects, Killer Animals and Giant Monsters -
10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror -
10/25: Santa's Coming to Town. Fear Him. Or Yule Get Sleighed. - Christmas Horror -
10/26: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet /Soft / Seances -
10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
10/28: Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Mad Scientists Go Insane! - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films -
10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned Se7en - Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Edition -
10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -

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

Checklist-COMPLETED
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Peter Cushing - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
--- John Ireland - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
--- Boris Karloff - The Old Dark House (1932)
--- Christopher Lee - The Scars of Dracula (1970)
--- Bela Lugosi - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
--- Felissa Rose - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- Lin Shaye - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- John Saxon - Blood Salvage (1990)
--- Peter Stormare - Constantine (2005)
--- Dick Warlock - Halloween 2

Select 2 film composers:
--- Joseph Bishara - Dark Skies (2013)
--- Christopher Young - Priest (2011)

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis - House of Dark Shadows (1970)
--- Terence Fisher - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
--- Juan Piquer Simón - Satan's Blood (1978)
--- Kevin Tenney - Witchboard (1986)
--- James Whale - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Barney Burman - Constantine (2005)
--- Rosario Prestopino - Zombie Holocaust (1980)

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
--- Robert Tapert - Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Select 2 writers:
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung - The Eye (2002)
--- Lou Rusoff - It Conquered the World (1956)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- Anthology Film - Tales of Halloween
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Black Sunday (1960)
--- Appears on Video Nasties List - FOREST OF FEAR (aka TOXIC ZOMBIES) 1980
--- Based on a True Story - The Eye (2002)
--- Based on a Novel - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
--- Cannibalism - Zombi Holocaust (1980)
--- Comedy / Spoof - Ava's Possessions (2015)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Kuroneko (1968)
--- Death by: Drowning - Constantine (2005)
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films - Bloody Birthday (1981)
--- Documentary - Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Dark Skies (2013)
--- Found Footage - Cloverfield (2008)
--- Frankenstein - The Bride of Frankenstein (1935):
--- Ghost / Haunting - Deathship (1980)
--- Killer / Evil Animal - Jaws (1975) -
--- Killer / Evil Child - Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
--- Killer / Evil Doll - Black Devil Doll (2007)
--- Made-for-TV Movie - Gargoyles (1972)
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Cloverfield (2008)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror Deathgasm (2015)
--- Nation of Origin: Japan - Kuroneko (1968)
--- Nazi - The Keep (1983)
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director - Green Room (2015)
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Night Brings Charlie (1990)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Krampus (2015)
--- Vampire - Dracula (1979)
--- Werewolf - Howl (2015)
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Witchboard (1986)
--- With Commentary - Black Sunday (1960)
--- Zombie - Zombi Holocaust (1980)

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Tim Lucas - Black Sunday (1960)

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title). DVD - Black Devil Doll (2007)
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title). Blu-ray - Kuroneko (1968)
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title). Streaming - Zombi Holocaust (1980)

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title). Japanese - The Eye (2002)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title). Turkish - Baskin (2015)
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title). Spanish - Who Can Kill A Child? (1976)

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Was made in the 1940s - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
--- Features a killer kid - Who Can Kill A Child? (1976)
--- Features a killer robot - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- Has the words "Night" in the title - The Night Brings Charlie (1990)

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1920 - Kurutta Ippeji (1926) A Page of Madness
--- 1930 - Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
--- 1940 - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
--- 1950 - It Conquered the World (1956)
--- 1960 - Kuroneko (1968)
--- 1970 - Who Can Kill A Child? (1976)
--- 1980 - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- 1990 - The Night Brings Charlie (1990)
--- 2000 - Cloverfield (2008)
--- 2010 - Krampus (2015)

Select 4 ratings:
--- PG - Jaws (1975)
--- PG-13 - Cloverfield (2008)
--- R - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- Unrated - Halloween II (2009)
--- GP - The Return of Dracula (1958)


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1966 (50th) - The Witches (1966)

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground – Sisters (1973)
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman - It Conquered the World (1956)

STATS:
Total Films Watched: 100
First Time Views 77/100
DVD 17/100
BLU 27/100
Streaming 55/100
Theater 1/100

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

* = FTV

1. Tenebre (BLU, 9/30)
2. City of the Living Dead (DVD, 10/1)
3. Nightmare Castle (DVD, 10/2)
4. House by the Cemetery (DVD, 10/3)
5. Witchboard 2* (streaming, 10/4)
6. Witchboard* (BLU, 10/5)
7. Return of the Living Dead (BLU, 10/8)
8. Cellar Dweller* (BLU, 10/10)
9. House 2* (streaming, 10/11)
10. Black Sunday (BLU, 10/11)
11. 9 Guests for a Death (streaming, 10/13)
12. Amuck (streaming, 10/15)
13. Sister of Ursula (DVD, 10/16)
14. Horror of Dracula (DVD, 10/17)
15. Mummy (Universal DVD, 10/17)
16. C.H.U.D. (DVD, 10/18)
17. Halloween (Zombie, DVD, 10/19)
18. Halloween 2 (Zombie, DVD. 10/20)
19. Popcorn* (Streaming, 10/21)
20. Don't Go in the Woods Alone (DVD, 10/22)
21. Cutting Class* (Streaming, 10/24)
22. Halloween (original, DVD 10/25)
23. Halloween II (original, DVD 10/26)
24. Friday the 13th Killer Cut (DVD 10/27)
25. Halloween 3 (TV, I was lazy, 10/28)
26. Friday the 13th (DVD 10/29)
27. Friday the 13th PT2 (DVD 10/29)
28. Jason X (DVD 10/29)
29. Crystal Lake Memories (Streaming, 10/31)
30. The Mummy (Hammer DVD, 10/31)

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

List Finalized
Halloween Challenges: 6 (7-12)
Total: 80
First Time Views: 34
1930: 3
1940: 2
1950: 9
1960: 7
1970: 3
1980: 8
1990: 14
2000: 13
2010: 21

First Time View - ☼

09/30/2016
01. Festival of Fright 3,, 2008,, Trailers, Dvd, US, B&W/Color, ☼
02. Bloodsuckers From Outer Space,, 1984, Glen Coburn, Movie, Dvd, US, Color, ☼

10/01/2016
03. Rancid (Expiration),, 2011, Alastair Orr, Movie, Dvd, ZA, Color, ☼
04. Horror Hotel,, 1961, John Llewellyn Moxey, Movie, Stream, US, B&W,

10/02/2016
05. Hocus Pocus,, 1984, Chin Yuet-Sang, Movie, Dvd, HK, Color,
06. Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy,, 2014, Paul McEvoy, Movie, Dvd, US, Color, ☼

10/03/2016
07. Evil of Dracula,, 1974, Michio Yamamoto, Movie, Dvd, JP, Color,
08. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,, 1953, Charles Lamont, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,

10/04/2016
09. Ghosts of Mars,, 2001, John Carpenter, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,
10. Psych, "Scary Sherry: Bianca's Toast/Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead", 2007/2008,, TV, Dvd, US, Color,

10/05/2016
11. The Cat and the Canary,, 1939, Elliott Nugent, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,
12. Hocus Pocus,, 1993, Kenny Ortega, Movie, Blu, US, Color,
13. The Man Who Turned to Stone,, 1957, László Kardos, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W, ☼

10/06/2016
14. Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts,, 1969, Yoshiyuki Kuroda/Kimiyoshi Yasuda, Movie, Dvd, JP, Color, ☼
15. Quatermass 2,, 1957, Val Guest, Movie, Dvd, GB, B&W,

10/07/2016
16. RiffTrax, "Ruby", 2016,, Movie, Stream, US, Color,
17. The Batman vs Dracula,, 2005, Michael Goguen/Seung Eun Kim/Sam Liu/Brandon Vietti, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,

10/08/2016
18. El Vampiro,, 1957, Fernando Méndez, Movie, Dvd, MX, B&W,
19. I Come in Peace (Dark Angel),, 1990, Craig R. Baxley, Movie, Blu, US, Color,
20. El ataúd del Vampiro,, 1958, Fernando Méndez, Movie, Dvd, MX, B&W,
21. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "Samson vs The Vampire Women", 1995,, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,

10/09/2016
22. A Chinese Ghost Story,, 1987, Tony Ching Siu-Tung, Movie, Dvd, HK, Color,
23. Black Sunday,, 1960, Mario Bava, Movie, Blu, IT, B&W,
24. The Bloody Parrot,, 1981, Hua Shan, Movie, Dvd, HK, Color,
25. I Married A Witch,, 1942, René Clair, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,

10/10/2016
26. MPD Psycho, "'Memories of Sin/Drifting Petals'/How to Create A World", 2000,, TV, Dvd, JP, Color, ☼
27. Rebirth of Mothra,, 1996, Okihiro Yoneda, Movie, Blu, JP, Color, ☼

10/11/2016
28. The Final Girls,, 2015, Todd Strauss-Schulson, Movie, Blu, US, Color, ☼
29. Red: Werewolf Hunter,, 2010, Sheldon Wilson, Movie, Dvd, US, Color, ☼

10/12/2016
30. MPD Psycho, "Life is a Constant Double Helix/The Crushed Ant", 2000,, TV, Dvd, JP, Color, ☼
31. Rebirth of Mothra II,, 1997, Kunio Miyoshi, Movie, Blu, JP, Color, ☼

10/13/2016
32. Blood Punch,, 2013, Madellaine Paxson, Movie, Dvd, US, Color, ☼
33. Resident Evil: Degeneration,, 2008, Makoto Kamiya, Movie, Dvd, JP, Color,
34. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "Earth vs The Spider", 1991,, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,

10/14/2016
35. Voodo Island,, 1957, Reginald Le Borg, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,
36. Haven, "Fallout/Survivors", 2013,, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼

10/15/2016
37. Freaks of Nature,, 2015, Robbie Pickering, Movie, Blu, US, Color, ☼
38. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters,, 1988, Greg Ford, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,
39. The Drift,, 2014, Darren Scales, Movie, Stream, GB, Color, ☼

10/16/2016
40. Doom,, 2005, Andrzej Bartkowiak , Movie, Dvd, US, Color,
41. Operation Pink Squad II,, 1989, Jeff Lau, Movie, Dvd, HK, Color,
42. Curse of the Faceless Man,, 1958, Edward L. Cahn , Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,
43. Wicked City,, 1987, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Movie, Dvd, JP, Color,
44. The Ghost Breakers,, 1940, George Marshall, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,

10/17/2016
45. MPD Psycho, "Coronation of the Cursed King/Soaring Souls and Human Bondage", 2000,, TV, Dvd, JP, Color, ☼
46. Rebirth of Mothra III,, 1998, Kunio Miyoshi, Movie, Blu, JP, Color, ☼

10/18/2016
47. Dead Shadows,, 2012, David Cholewa, Movie, Stream, FR, Color, ☼
48. Over the Garden Wall,, 2013, Patrick McHale, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼
49. Manborg,, 2011, Steven Kostanski, Movie, Stream, CA, Color, ☼

10/19/2016
50. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "Beginning of the End", 1993,, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,
51. White Zombie,, 1932, Victor Hugo Halperin, Movie, Blu, US, B&W, ☼

10/20/2016
52. Haven, "Bad Blood/Lost and Found", 2013,, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼
53. Haven, "The New Girl/Countdown", 2013,, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼

10/21/2016
54. Haven, "Lay Me Down/Crush", 2013,, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼
55. Haven, "William/The Trouble with Troubles", 2013,, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼

10/22/2016
56. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "The Horror of Party Beach", 1997,, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W, ☼
57. Doctor Who, "The Seeds of Doom", 1976,, TV, Dvd, GB, Color,
58. Haven, "Shot in the Dark/When the Bough Breaks", 2013,, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼

10/23/2016
59. Haven, "The Lighthouse/See No Evil", 2013/2014,, TV, Stream, US, Color, ☼
60. Kill, Baby, Kill,, 1966, Mario Bava, Movie, Dvd, IT, Color,
61. Bats,, 1999, Louis Morneau, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,

10/24/2016
62. Chawz,, 2009, Jeong-won Shin, Movie, Blu, KR, Color, ☼
63. A Disney Halloween,, 1983,, TV, Stream, US, Color,

10/25/2016
64. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,, 2012, Timur Bekmambetov, Movie, Blu, US, Color, ☼
65. Phantoms,, 1998, Joe Chappelle , Movie, Dvd, US, Color,

10/26/2016
66. The Mummy,, 1932, Karl Freund, Movie, Blu, US, B&W,
67. The Mummy,, 1959, Terence Fisher, Movie, Dvd, GB, Color,
68. The Mummy,, 1999, Stephen Sommers, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,

10/27/2016
69. Coraline,, 2009, Henry Selick, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,
70. Resident Evil: Damnation,, 2012, Makoto Kamiya, Movie, Dvd, JP, Color,

10/28/2016
71. Mystery Science Theater 3000, "Godzilla vs. Megalon", 1991,, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,
72. Contamination .7,, 1993, Joe D'Amato/Fabrizio Laurenti, Movie, Dvd, US, Color, ☼

10/29/2016
73. Split Second,, 1992, Tony Maylam, Movie, Stream, GB, Color,
74. It! The Terror from Beyond Space,, 1958, Edward L. Cahn, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,

10/30/2016
75. The Blood on Satan's Claw,, 1971, Piers Haggard, Movie, Blu, GB, Color,
76. Crypt of the Vampire,, 1964, Camillo Mastrocinque, Movie, Dvd, IT, B&W, ☼
77. Hercules in the Haunted World,, 1961, Mario Bava, Movie, Dvd, IT, Color,
78. Blood of the Virgins,, 1967, Emilio Vieyra, Movie, Dvd, AR, Color, ☼

10/31/2016
79. Various Shorts,, Various Dates, Various Directors, Shorts, Various, US, Various,
Spoiler:

Duck Pimples,, 1945, Jack Kinney, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
The Abominable Snow Rabbit,, 1961, Chuck Jones/Maurice Noble, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Birth of a Notion,, 1947, Robert McKimson, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Water, Water Every Hare,, 1952, Chuck Jones, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Hair-Raising Hare,, 1946, Chuck Jones, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
A-Haunting We Will Go,, 1966, Robert McKimson, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Transylvania 6-5000,, 1963, Chuck Jones/Maurice Noble, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Bewitched Bunny,, 1954, Chuck Jones, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Broomstick Bunny,, 1956, Chuck Jones, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Hyde And Hare,, 1955, Friz Freleng, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Jumpin' Jupiter,, 1955, Chuck Jones, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Scaredy Cat,, 1948, Chuck Jones, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers,, 1992, Greg Ford/Terry Lennon, Short, Stream, US, Color,
Who Killed Who?,, 1943, Tex Avery, Short, Stream, US, Color,
Runaway Brain,, 1995, Chris Bailey, Short, Dvd, US, Color,
Pink Panic,, 1967, Hawley Pratt, Short, Dvd, US, Color,

80. Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King,, 2008, Joe Sichta, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,

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