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Old 09-15-13, 12:29 AM   #66
jmsmath
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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

2013 October Horror Movie Challenge

Goal: 50

☼ = First Time Viewing

DVD | Blu-ray | Theater | TV / DVR


September 30
01. The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)Started the challenge off with this title because I've had it sitting on the shelf unwatched for a couple of years and it met the time frame I had available. I shouldn't have wasted my time. I think it tried a little too hard to be another "The Omen" but failed miserably. 3/10

October 1
02. The Others (2001)Not bad at all! For the most part, I had managed to miss spoilers all these years and I'm so glad I did. 7/10

October 2
03. The Baby's Room (2006)One in the 6 Films to Keep You Awake series and probably the best of the bunch. Good, creepy atmosphere 6/10
04. Deadgirl (2008)WTF was that? For the most part I liked it, but it could have been outstanding if it were 15-20 minutes shorter. 6/10

October 4
05. The Relic (1997)Good story, good acting. Not sure why I waited so long to see it. 6/10

October 5
06. The Crazies (1973)Same style from Romero, but a little different story than I'm used to seeing from him. 6/10

October 7
07. Death Tunnel (2005)Good concept, great atmosphere, but just not a very good movie. Something was missing. 3/10
08. Beneath Still Waters (2005)Another good idea, just not executed well. Could have become a classic. 4/10
09. The Devil Inside (2012)I konw this gets a lot of hate, but I liked it until the final scene. Something about exorcisms just freaks me out. 6/10
10. The Gore Gore Girls (1972)I will be revisiting this one. Classic Herschell Gordon Lewis as only Herschell Gordon Lewis could do it!!! 7/10

October 8
11. Of Unknown Origin (1983)This was okay. Seemed a little long even at only 88 minutes. 4/10
12. Darkwolf (2003)This could have been a really good movie if only it had a budget! Most transformations occurred off screen, but the couple that happened on screen were so obviously animated, it made me laugh. Did have probably the best eye candy I've seen this month and one of the best rooftop scenes ever!!! 4/10
13. The Innkeepers (2011)Loved it, loved it, loved it!!! My favorite movie of the challenge thus far. The last half hour was nothing but intense. 9/10

October 9
14. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)Classic Hammer. 7/10
15. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) Forgot that I'd seen this in a prior challenge until I was about 30 minutes in. It was short and filled a couple of slots on the checklist, so I decided to continue with it. 6/10
16. Bug (1975)Giant, killer cockroaches!!! 5/10
17. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)Mark another classic off my unseen list. Another one that I don't know why I waited so long to watch. 7/10

October 10
18. Cannibal (2004)I watched this a few days ago, and can't remember anything about it. I guess that doesn't speak to highly of it!
19. The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008)If you can overlook the wooden and stiff acting, especially from the actor playing Father O'Neal, this is actually a pretty good movie. I liked the concept and story was pretty well told. It was a little confusing initially with the jumping back and forth in time, but once I realized what was going on, I really enjoyed it. 5/10
20. The Nude Vampire (1970)Classic Jean Rollin. I never quite know what to make of his movies; I just roll with them and try to not think about them too much. 5/10

October 11
21. Incubus (1966)Okay, didn't really care for this one too much. Not even William Shatner could save it. 3/10

October 13
22. American Horror Story: Coven - "Bitchcraft" (2013)Nice start to what looks like will be an insane season. 8/10
--- The Walking Dead - "30 Days Without an Accident" (2013)Starting out a little slow, but it will pick up no doubt. 6/10

October 14
23. Haunted Highway (2006)This just didn't work for me. 2/10
24. The Crazies (2010)One of the rare cases where I think I like the remake better than the original, but I think it really helped that I just watched the original a few days ago. 7/10

October 15
25. Student Bodies (1981)Hey, what can I say, I liked it. The comedy worked for me although, it loses a point because of one too many twists at the end. 5/10

October 16
26. Zombie (1979)I've found another classic!!! Where else can you see a zombie attack a shark? 7/10

October 17
27. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

October 18
28. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

October 20
29. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

October 21
30. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
31. Invaders from Mars (1986)
32. American Horror Story: Coven - "Boy Parts" (2013)
--- The Walking Dead - "Infected" (2013)
33. Audition (1999)

October 22
34. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

October 24
35. The Body Snatcher (1945)

October 25
36. The Monster Walks (1932)
37. Invisible Ghost (1941)

October 26
38. The Vampire Bat (1933)

October 27
39. Dead Men Walk (1943)

October 28
40. Dead Clowns (2004)
41. American Horror Story: Coven "The Replacements" (2013)
--- The Walking Dead -"Isolation" (2013)
42. Carrie (2013)
43. The Graves (2009)
44. Maniac (1980)

October 29
45. The Devil's Hand (1961)
46. The Shuttered Room (1967)
47. Feast (2005)
48. Parasomnia (2008)

October 30
49. Uncle Sam (1996)

October 31
50. American Horror Story: Coven - "Fearful Pranks Ensue" (2013)
--- Dracula - "The Blood Is the Life" (2013)
51. Zombie Strippers! (2008)

Statistics:
Total: 51
☼ First Time Viewings = 48/51

Formats Viewed:
DVD = 26
Blu-ray = 20
Theater = 1
TV / DVR = 4


Decades:
1930's = 2
1940's = 3
1950's = 4
1960's = 3
1970's = 10
1980's = 4
1990's = 3
2000's = 14
2010's = 8


Basic Checklist Completed

List Finalized

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Angus Scrimm -
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Body Snatcher (1945)
--- Bruce Campbell -
-X- Bradford Dillman - Bug (1975)
-X- Brinke Stevens - Dead Clowns (2004)
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - The Vampire Bat (1933)
-X- Dee Wallace - The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
--- Elisha Cook Jr. -
-X- Elissa Dowling - The Legend of Bloody Mary (2008)
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - The Vampire Bat (1933)
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
-X- Jefferey Combs - Parasomnia (2008)
--- Jessica Cameron -
-X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) - Invaders from Mars (1986)
--- Katherine Isabelle -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
-X- Tony Todd - The Graves (2009)

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Alan Howarth - Student Bodies (1981)
-X- Hans J. Salter - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
--- Marco Beltrami -

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
-X- Brian Yuzna - Beneath Still Waters (2005)
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
-X- Dario Argento - The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
-X- Freddie Francis - Tales from the Crypt (1972)
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
-X- Tobe Hooper - Invaders from Mars (1986)
-X- Wes Craven - The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - Maniac (1980)
-X- Jack Pierce - The Devil's Hand (1961)
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
-X- Joel Soisson - Feast (2005)
-X- Val Lewton - The Body Snatcher (1945)

Select 1 writer:
-X- Dardano Sacchetti - Zombie (1979)
--- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Anthology Film - Tales from the Crypt (1972)
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Zombie (1979)
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Zombie (1979)
-X- Based on a Novel - Beneath Still Waters (2005)
-X- Cannibalism - Cannibal (2004)
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - The Shuttered Room (1967)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Student Bodies (1981)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Chainsaw -
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - Audition (1999)
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Invaders from Mars (1986)
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Revenge of the Creature (1955) & The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
-X- Film and its Remake - The Crazies (1973) & (2010)
-X- Found Footage - The Devil Inside (2012)
-X- Frankenstein - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Others (2001)
-X- Giallo - The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
-X- J-Horror - Audition (1999)
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Of Unknown Origin (1983)
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Baby's Room (2006)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Relic (1997)
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - The Baby's Room (2006)
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - Haunted Highway (2006)
-X- Rape / Revenge - The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Uncle Sam (1996)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Beneath Still Waters (2005)
-X- Vampire - Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
-X- Werewolf - Darkwolf (2003)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Devil Inside (2012)
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) - Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee
-X- Zombie - Zombie (1979)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, DVD, The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, The Others (2001)
-X- Third format, Theater, Carrie (2013)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Spanish, The Baby's Room (2006)
-X- Second language, French, The Nude Vampire (1970)
-X- Third language, Japanese, Audition (1999)

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Monster Walks (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Body Snatcher (1945)
-X- 1950 - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
-X- 1960 - Incubus (1966)
-X- 1970 - The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)
-X- 1980 - Of Unknown Origin (1983)
-X- 1990 - The Relic (1997)
-X- 2000 - The Others (2001)
-X- 2010 - The Devil Inside (2012)

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- PG - Bug (1975)
-X- PG-13 - The Others (2001)
-X- R - The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Deadgirl (2008)
--- M -
--- GP -
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