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Re: The 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa




Join us in viewing The Terror / Frankenstein 1970 on Saturday, October 24 as part of the 31 Film Subset, followed by a discussion of the film the following day!

THE 31 FILM SUBSET
Spoiler:

--- 10/01: Mondo Kane - Night of the Demon (1980)
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Happiness Of The Katakuris (2001)
--- 10/03: Chad - The Wicker Man (1973)
--- 10/04: Dick Laurent - COMING SOON (????)
--- 10/05: mrcellophane - Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)
--- 10/06: tarfrimmer - Cold Prey (2006)
--- 10/07: PCBreakdown - The Mist (2007)
--- 10/08: cwileyy - Eyes Without a Face (1960)
--- 10/09: Gobear - Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)
--- 10/10: SterlingBen - Horror Express (1972)
--- 10/11: Bladz - The Last House on the Left (1972)
--- 10/12: ntnon - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
--- 10/13: arw6040 - The Babadook (2014)
--- 10/14: WillieMLF - Nightbreed (1990)
--- 10/15: SethDLH - Screamtime (1986)
--- 10/16: jacob_b - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)
--- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The House by the Cemetery (1981)
--- 10/18: shellebelle - Stigmata (1999)
--- 10/19: CrazyMat - Dance of the Dead (2008)
--- 10/20: Darkgod - What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
--- 10/21: Undeadcow - John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
--- 10/22: indiephantom - Terror in the Aisles (1984)
--- 10/23: clckworang - House of Wax (1953)
--- 10/24: nezumi - The Terror (1963) / Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
--- 10/25: Darth Maher - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
--- 10/26: J. Farley - Next of Kin (1982)
--- 10/27: terrycloth - Black Sheep (2006)
--- 10/28: shellebelle - Stir of Echoes (1999)
--- 10/29: Trevor - Pet Sematary (1989)
--- 10/30: rbrown498 - Idle Hands (1999)
--- 10/31: orlmac - The Midnight Hour (1985)


10-08-2015: Added titles 1-10
10-15-2015: Added titles 11-16
10-22-2015: Added titles 17-23
11-01-2015: Added titles 24-27
11-03-2015: Added reviews

LAST YEAR: 45 films
THIS YEAR'S PERSONAL GOAL: 31+ films

THE LIST
All films are DVD format unless noted.
Bold indicates a first-time viewing.
* = Wildcard selection
  1. Horror High - From the 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge":
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    Originally Posted by nezumi View Post
    A dopey "Jekyll and Hyde" story about a nerd who is forced to take a formula of his own making, turning him into a homicidal maniac. Things get fairly bloody as he takes revenge on all his tormentors, but the only true element of suspense comes when it appears that filmmakers might try to paint the bully jock as some sort of hero before the film ends. The Mill Creek transfer of this film is one of the worst I've seen of any movie.
    I'm not sure why I decided to revisit this movie. I think it might have been the cheesy gore effects or maybe it was Rosie Holotik (Don't Look in the Basement). Anyway, it was still pretty dopey.

  2. Horror Express
  3. Night Monster - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie. Bela Lugosi may get top billing, but he is squandered as a butler to a crippled eccentric. There is no real "monster" in the film, but the killer does use the mystical art of yoga to commit his crimes. Namaste! Lionel Atwill (Son of Frankenstein) plays one of the wealthy eccentric's doctors.

  4. Devil Dog: Hound of Hell
  5. The Munsters, "Munster Masquerade" (Broadcast television) / The Munsters, "My Fair Munster" (Broadcast television) / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Halloween"
  6. The Munsters, "Walk on the Mild Side" (Broadcast television) / The Munsters, "Rock-A-Bye Munster" (Broadcast telelvision) / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Fear, Itself"
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Hush" / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Buffy vs. Dracula"
  8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Fool for Love" / The Munsters, "Pike's Pique" (Broadcast television) / The Munsters, "Low-Cal Munster" (Broadcast television)
  9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "All the Way" / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Once More, with Feeling"
  10. The Greenskeeper - A killer wearing a jumpsuit and beekeeper's hood menaces a group of overprivileged country club kids who sneak onto the grounds to party after hours. Perhaps the most notable things about this low budget schlock-fest are that the title character is portrayed by disgraced former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker and the music is performed by Kip Winger (Yes, that Kip Winger). To his credit, Rocker (or his stunt double) can chuck a pair of hedge clippers pretty far. Also, the gore effects are satisfactory. Otherwise, the subpar stoner and fratboy humor sinks the film.

  11. Dogman - Based on Michigan folklore, the film tells the tale of a rural couple who are apparently being harassed by some sort of large dog who walks upright on its hind legs. I say "apparently," because nothing is satisfactorily explained by the film's end. The movie is literally all setup and no payoff. It's cinematic blue balls. You don't even get a good look at the monster. Even Steven Spielberg showed the shark at the end of Jaws, guys! It's a shame, because the performances are decent, and the production values are above average for this type of indie horror movie. According to IMDb, there's a sequel to this film. I wouldn't actively seek it out, though.

  12. It Came from Outer Space - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie.
  13. The Atomic Brain
  14. The Beast of Yucca Flats
  15. Friday the 13th Part III (in 3-D)
  16. The Colossus of New York - Youtube. When an automobile accident prematurely ends the life of a young genius, his neurosurgeon father and brother put the genius' brain in a robotic shell. The genius is initially repulsed by what his father has done, but he eventually comes to accept the new reality and develops strange new powers (including clairvoyance, hypnosis and laser eye-beams!). His continued existence inside the robotic body gradually erodes the genius' humanity, culminating in a rampage at the United Nations! The robot suit is pretty cool! The eerie piano score by composer Van Cleave is a bit sparse but still effective.

  17. Hannibal, "Aperitif" / Hannibal, "Ceuf"
  18. The Cat and the Canary - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie. A group of people (including Bob Hope) gather at a mansion in the bayou for the reading of a will. Meanwhile, a homicidal maniac known as "The Cat" has escaped from a nearby insane asylum. Based on a successful play and filmed multiple times over the years, this version really shows its age. From the stage-y dialogue and the hoary plot, to the stage-y performances, not even the promise of finally getting to see the killer could prevent me from falling asleep. Try as he might to carry this film on his own, Bob Hope works best as part of a duo.

  19. Butchered
  20. Land of the Minotaur
  21. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown* - Broadcast television.
  22. Deadly Instincts (A.K.A., "Breeders") (1997) - A meteorite crashes in front of a Boston all-girls' university. Unbeknownst to the local authorities, the meteorite was carrying two passengers: an alien abductee and her captor, one of the alternate title's "Breeders" (although never referred to as such in the film). It falls upon an art lecturer and his sexy coed girlfriend to save humanity from the latex menace. A remake of the 1986 Empire Pictures film Breeders, it's a strange beast. You have the Isle of Man unconvincingly standing in for Boston. You have British actors attempting to perform some imaginary, regional "American" accent (only one actress tries to affect a "Southie" accent much to the viewers' amusement). You never really get a good look at the alien. Most of the kills happen just out of frame, or the alien reaches from around a corner and pulls its victim off camera. The film opens and ends with some awful CGI sequences. It's largely forgetable, but I guess a couple of chuckles can be had at the production's expense.


  23. Doll Graveyard - A young girl accidentally dies at the start of the twentieth century while burying her cherished dolls in the backyard as a form of punishment by her abusive father. One hundred years later, one of the dolls is discovered by a teenage toy collector. It doesn't take long for the doll and its brethren rise from the earth to terrorize the toy geek's older sister and her partying friends inside the house. Not a good film by any metric. Say what you will about filmmaker Charles Band, but the man knows how to stay in his wheelhouse.

  24. Feeding Grounds
  25. The Terror - See my comments in the discussion thread.

  26. The Munsters, "Far Out Munsters" (Broadcast Television) / Best of the Worst, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park / Killer Workout / Mystics in Bali" (Youtube)* - California garage band The Standells ("Dirty Water") appear as themselves in this episode of The Munsters. When the band needs a place to crash while in town to perform a gig, their manager rents 1313 Mockingbird Lane from The Munsters for a few days. However, the Munsters return early to find the band is throwing a shindig in their house! Also, the Standells perform a cover of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in this episode.

    The Red Letter Media gang sit in a creepy cemetery (set) to discuss three horror films with reliably humorous results.

  27. Frankenstein (1931) - Broadcast telelvision, part of Svengoolie.

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