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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread



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Stats for Chad:

Formats: Blu-Ray (17) | HDDVD (1) | DVD (23) | Theater (1) | TV (5) | Netflix (14) | Crackle (3) | YouTube (1) | iTunes (Digital Download) (1)

FTV: - (45)

Decades:
1930 (1) 1.5%
1940 (0) 0.0%
1950 (5) 7.7%
1960 (4) 6.2%
1970 (7) 10.8%
1980 (11) 16.9%
1990 (6) 9.2%
2000 (16) 24.6%
2010 (15) 23.1%

No commentaries per se, but did attend RiffTrax Live!
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Other Stats:

* - First Home Viewing | * - First Time Using Owned Media (31/41)

- watched on iPad/iPod (5)

All movies American unless otherwise indicated...
- Netherlands (1)
- France (1)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (1)
- Australia (1)
Etc...
Canadian (10)
UK (5)
Japanese (1)

Watched With: μ - M (~4) | τ - N (~1) | δ - D (~4) | γ - C (~1) (~ indicates only a partial viewing by other viewers)

Bold titles are films or other Feature length items (64)
Non-bold titles are TV episodes or other shorts (2)
Underlined titles indicate coming off the unwatched pile must have been purchased more than 1 month prior to challenge (12)

- indicates a theme movie was watched (24 days | 36 films)
✓✓ - indicates the subset film was watched (4)
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And Now... On With The Show(s)!:

September 30: Criterion crossover
001. Eyes Without a Face (1960)

October 01: 1963/1988 x

October 02: TV movie
002. Apollo 18 (2011) δ * - yawn
003. Vipers (2008) δ - bigger yawn! Snakes that chew on and devour their human victims. The cast pretty much just mumbles through the whole thing. You end up begging for them all to get eaten next! I can't believe I wasted PVR space on this for months! If only Tara Reid were on the list it could have counted for something.

October 03: true x
004. Predators (2010)

October 04: body horror ✓✓
005. American Mary (2012) * ✓✓

October 05: aquatic
006. Suck (2009) * - very pleasantly surprised by this one! Well worth the $3 I blind bought it for! Another great Canadian horror... comedy this time!
007. Stephen King's The Mist (2007) - library
008. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012) - was again surprised that I liked this. After the disappointment of Sharknado, it was a nice reminder of what I like about b-movies. Definitely "so bad, it's good" material. Sharknado was bad on purpose and therefore sucked compared to this.

October 06: splat pack
009. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
010. When a Stranger Calls (1979) * - wow! I don't remember this being so lame when I was a teenager!

October 07: B&W
011. Smash Cut (2009) * - another Canadian horror comedy!
012. The Thing From Another World (1951) δ

October 08: Peter Cushing 100
013. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) *

October 09: monkey business
014. King Kong Escapes (1967) *
015. A Bucket of Blood (1959) *
016. Frankenstein's Army (2013) * - Oh my word! Crazy!
017. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) *
018. A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddie's Revenge (1985) *
019. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) *

October 10: native/western x
020. Happy Birthday To Me (1981) * - another Canadian horror!

October 11: horror comedy
021. Hotel Transylvania (2012) - library
022. Killer Tomatoes Strike Back (1991) *

October 12: don't lose your head
023. House of Wax (2005)
024. Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later (1998) *
025. Friday the 13th (1980) Uncut *
026. Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) *
26.5 The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (1979) (0:48)

October 13: killer dolls
27.5 Child's Play (1988) μ

October 14: family friendly x
28.5 Grizzly (1976) μ

October 15: harvest horror
29.5 Dead Season (2012)
30.5 The Children (2008)
31.5 The Caretaker (2008) - boob'o'lanterns??
32.5 Buried (2010) - wildcard?

October 16: ice terrors
33.5 The Thing (2011) - this one is growing on me!

October 17: telephone terror
34.5 Black Christmas (1974) - another great Canadian classic, the original
035. On Screen!: Black Christmas (2005) (0:48) - documentary

October 18: erotic horror
036. Central Park Drifter (1987) *
- a.k.a. Graveyard Shift
037. House of Wax (1953)

October 19: psychotronic horror x
038. Miss December (2011)
- a.k.a. Calendar Girl

October 20: vampires
039. The Blob (1958) * ~γ - the classic itself
040. The Blob (1988) * - great remake of the classic
041. Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

October 21: psychic/e.s.p.
042. Resolution (2012) -
043. Stir of Echoes (1999) - ~
044. Carrie (1976) *

October 22: musical/rock'n'roll horror x

October 23: evil family/class/occult detective
045. The Jeffery Dahmer Files (2012) - documentary wildcard?
046. Night of the Living Dead (1968) δ - the original classic!
047. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) *
048. Los ojos de Julia (2010)
- a.k.a. Julia's Eyes

October 24: slashers/giallos/serial killers ✓✓
049. Night of the Living Dead (1968) δ - RiffTrax Live! Hilarious!
050. Scream (1996) * ✓✓
051. Il tuo vizio una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave (1972) *
- a.k.a. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

October 25: mystery ✓✓
052. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) * ✓✓

October 26: marathon: icons/sequels ✓✓
053. Scream 2 (1997) ~μ ~
054. Scream 3 (2000) ~τ
055. Psycho III (1986) ✓✓
056. Friday the 13th -Part III 3D (1982) *
057. Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) *

October 27: home invasion
058. When a Stranger Calls (2006) *
059. Bait (2011) *

October 28: supernatural
060. Ghostbusters (1984) * might have to wildcard this
061. Lawnmower Man (1992) * - surprised by this one. It was pretty good. Plus, I never realized how dangerous virtual reality was!

October 29: zombie
062. Land of the Dead (2005) ~δ ~

October 30: possession x
063. My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) *
064. Scre4m (2011) *

October 31: halloween
065. Halloween (1978)

Epilogue:

November 09:
000. Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007)

Other Viewings:
October 06: Gravity - IMAX 3D (2013) μ τ δ - not horror, but intense!
October 13: Horrible Bosses (2011)
October 14: Captain Phillips (2013) μ - also not horror, but even more intense!
October 17: Gravity - IMAX 3D (2013) γ δ - again!
October 18: Captain Phillips (2013) γ δ - again!
October 19: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) γ δ
October 23: Akira (1988) δ

Spoiler:

(4) Select 10 actors:
--- Angus Scrimm -
-X- Asia Argento - Land of the Dead
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
-X- Brinke Stevens - Psycho III
--- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye -
--- Dee Wallace -
--- Elisha Cook Jr. -
--- Elissa Dowling -
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - Mystery of the Wax Museum
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
--- Jefferey Combs -
--- Jessica Cameron -
--- Karen Black (R.I.P.) -
-X- Katherine Isabelle -American Mary, Freddy Vs. Jason
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
--- Tony Todd -

(1) Select 2 film composers:
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Hans J. Salter -
-X- Marco Beltrami - Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, The Thing (2011)

(2) Select 5 directors:
-X- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler - Grizzly
--- Brian Yuzna -
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
--- Dario Argento -
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
--- Tobe Hooper -
-X- Wes Craven - A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scre4m

(1) Select 2 make-up effects artists:
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem
--- Jack Pierce -
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

(1) Select 2 producers:
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
-X- Joel Soisson - A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) - Stir of Echoes

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - House of Wax (1953) (2D), Friday the 13th -Part III R/G 3D, Bait (2D), Hotel Transylvania (2D), Nightmare on Elm Street III (2D), My Bloody Valentine R/G 3D
--- Anthology Film -
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Eyes Without a Face
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Stephen King's The Mist, Carrie
-X- Cannibalism - The Jeffery Dahmer Files
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Night of the Living Dead RiffTrax Live!
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Suck, Smash Cut, Hotel Transylvania, Killer Tomatoes Strike Back, Miss December, Repo! The Genetic Opera
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Eyes Without a Face
--- Death by: Chainsaw -
--- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory -
-X- Documentary - On Screen!: Black Christmas, The Jeffery Dahmer Files
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Apollo 18, Predators
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
A Nightmare On Elm Street, A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddie's Revenge, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Freddy Vs. Jason
Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3, Scre4m
Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th -Part III 3D, Freddy Vs. Jason
-X- Film and its Remake -
The Thing From Another World (1951) | The Thing (2011),
House of Wax (2005) | House of Wax (1953) | Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933),
When a Stranger Calls (1979) | When a Stranger Calls (2006),
The Blob (1958) | The Blob (1988)
-X- Found Footage - Apollo 18, Frankenstein's Army
-X- Frankenstein - The Revenge of Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Army
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Stir of Echoes
-X- Giallo - Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - 2-Headed Shark Attack, Grizzly, Bait
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The Children
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Vipers
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Stephen King's The Mist, The Descent: Part 2, King Kong Escapes
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock n Roll Horror - Suck, Repo! The Genetic Opera
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes)
-X- Nazi - Frankenstein's Army
-X- Psychological - Buried, Stir of Echoes, Carrie, Lawnmower Man
-X- Rape / Revenge - American Mary, Carrie
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - When a Stranger Calls, Smash Cut, Frankenstein's Army, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Happy Birthday To Me, Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, Friday the 13th, Black Christmas, House of Waxs, Screams
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later (H), The Children (C), The Caretaker (H), Black Christmas (C), Central Park Drifter (H)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - 2-Headed Shark Attack
-X- Vampire - Suck, Central Park Drifter, Lesbian Vampire Killers
--- Werewolf -
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Carrie
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Freddy Vs. Jason
-X- Zombie - Frankenstein's Army, Dead Season, Night of the Living Dead, Land of the Dead

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Blu-Ray), (Apollo 18).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (Eyes Without a Face).
-X- Third format, (TV), (Vipers, Predators).
Fourth format, (Netflix, (The Descent: Part 2)
Fifth format, (Crackle), (Smash Cut)
Sixth format, (HDDVD), (House of Wax)
Seventh format(YouTube), (Grizzly)
Eighth format, (iTunes digital copy), (The Thing)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (French), (Eyes Without a Face).
-X- Second language, (Norwegian/English), (The Thing (2011)).
-X- Third language, (Spanish), (Los ojos de Julia).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - The Thing From Another World (1951), The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), House of Wax (1953), The Blob (1958)
-X- 1960 - Eyes Without a Face (1960), King Kong Escapes (1967), Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- 1970 - When a Stranger Calls (1979), Grizzly (1976), Black Christmas (1974), Carrie (1976)
-X- 1980 - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddie's Revenge (1985), A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), Happy Birthday To Me (1981), Friday the 13th (1980), Child's Play (1988), The Blob (1988)
-X- 1990 - Killer Tomatoes Strike Back (1991), Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later (1998), Stir of Echoes (1999)
-X- 2000 - Vipers (2008), Suck (2009), Stephen King's The Mist (2007), The Descent: Part 2 (2009), Smash Cut (2009)
-X- 2010 - Predators (2010), Apollo 18 (2011), American Mary (2011), 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012), Frankenstein's Army (2013), Lesbian Vampire Killers, Miss December

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - King Kong Escapes
-X- PG - Hotel Transylvania, Grizzly
-X- PG-13 - Apollo 18
-X- R - Vipers, Predators, American Mary, Suck, Stephen King's The Mist, 2-Headed Shark Attack, The Descent: Part 2, When a Stranger Calls, Frankenstein's Army, A Nightmare On Elm Street, A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddie's Revenge, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Happy Birthday To Me, Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, Child's Play
-X- X / NC-17 - Friday the 13th original US X
-X- Unrated - Eyes Without a Face, Smash Cut, The Thing From Another Planet, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Killer Tomatoes Strike Back, Night of the Living Dead, Los ojos de Julia
--- M -
-X- GP - House of Wax (1953)


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.): OPTIONAL
-X- Night of the Living Dead (1968) - RiffTrax Live!

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

Last edited by pacaway; 11-09-13 at 09:01 PM.
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