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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Oct 12th
56). Time Walker
57). The Rapist
58-59). Grindhouse
60). Once Bitten
(1982) (Streaming) (FTV)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: Eventually I will get thru this Eye On Horror set. This film is based on the real life crimes of

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: It's a little strange watching this Weinstein production co-staring Rose McGowen now. She seemed to be over whatever happened post/pre Scream if she agreed to star in this...

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
Oct 13th
61). Friday The 13th: Part 2
62). Severance
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(1982) (Blu-Ray)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

[b]
(x out of 5)
Oct 14th
63). The Babysitter
64). Scalps
B-13).
65). Saturday The 14th Strikes Back
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(2017) (Streaming) (FTV)
(1983) (Blu-Ray) (FTV)
My Thoughts: Fuck that was a good movie. I was not in the best of moods this morning but a coffee and The Babysitter really set the day off right. Set modernly but with a decisively 80's feel, this horror comedy follows a young man who decided to stay up and see what his babysitter is up to when he is asleep and that shits crazy. Movie references abound the boy must face-off against several slasher victim archetypes except this time they are the villains. One thing that was super weird for me was the slightly annoying black guy was the annoying boyfriend in Meet the Blacks, I would hazard to say he did a much better job in this though. I had a fantastic time with this movie, I loved the references and I even actually lol'd which is something rare these days in a horror comedy. Most of them as of late just comping off annoying as opposed to funny. So far my best movie experience all month.

(5 out of 5)
My Thoughts:Released in '83 this movie has a decisively 70's feel to it. A group of college students travel into the desert for some light archaeology and fall afoul of an Indian curse that leads to their doom. Sorry for the spoiler but it is called Scalps, so come on. The acting/plot and editing feel so neophyte that I would almost think this was a student film if I didn't Fred Olen Ray directorial effort. Shots tend to linger in a way that screams 'we've got to fill time to make this feature length'. The one area where it does shine is the gore effects which were very effective. At least I think they were, the quality of the Blu-Ray leaves something to be desire, in fact this may be the worst quality blu-ray I have ever seen. Also it's setting was at least interesting, being out in the desert gave it a very The Hills Have Eyes vibe, except here the hills had pissed Indian poltergeist.

(2.5 out of 5)

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
Oct 15th
66). Happy Death Day
67). Commentary For
Scalps
68). School Spirit
69). V/H/S/2
(2017) (Theater) (FTV)
(1983) (Blu-Ray) (FTV)
(1985) (DVD) (WC#1)
(2013) (Streaming) (FTV)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: Mentions Dracula Vs Frankenstein.

(x out of 5)

My Thoughts: The terrifying story of Billy Batson, a spirit trapped on the mortal coil who haunts his local college trying trying to tie up unfinished business.

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
70). Fear The Walking Dead S03E15-16
B-14).
B-15).
71). Never Hike Alone
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(2017) (Streaming) (FTV)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: I typically don't watch fan film, in my experience they are 95% crap. There are a few exception, the big standout for me would be Troopers. But I was pleasantly surprised here. It's hard to say when this is suppose to be set, there are various series tells, such as mask condition, that are not kept in continuity here. But this extended universe Friday the 13th film does retain the key story elements of at least the first 7 movies. In this one a Youtube hiker out on a trek find himself in a not so abandoned Camp Crystal Lake. And while that does sound like it would be annoying as shit, it'a actually not. I liked the main character and his exploration and subsequent run-in with the legend are a compelling watch. I think I would even put this over Friday 9 on my best to worst list. I love getting more of classic Jason, this fan film scratched an itch that has been around since '89. My one caveat to this project is that Jason doesn't move right, it just doesn't look like him when he is walking/stalking around. But it's a minor quibble, worth a watch for any fan of the Friday the 13th series.

(4 out of 5)
Oct 16th
72). Sleepy Hollow
B-16).
B-17).
73). The Headless Horseman
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(1999) (Streaming)
(1922) (DVD) (FTV)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: Silent movie after a long day, that was tough to stay awake thru. That was an interesting juxtaposition with the Burton Sleepy Hollow. I may need to read the original story again as I can't tell which of these is keeping with tradition and which is making it it's own. I would have though for sure that this telling would be much more to the plot of the story but it feels off to me. Will Rogers plays Icobod Crane here and is a school teacher as opposed to Depps investigator of the previous version. It's weird seeing Will rogers in a silent film, everything else I have seen him in he talks, a lot. This telling of The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow focuses way more on the romantic rivalry between Icabod and the town ruffian. This was a weird watch, there are way more slaves, a cock fight, a near tar and feathering and like 5 minutes of headless horsemen story arc. Of marginal interest but overall it is hard for a is hard for a pre-talkie to really captivate the modern viewer.

(2 out of 5)
Oct 17th
74). Pin
B-18).
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(1987) (VHS)
My Thoughts: John Locke! I bought this tape in the bargin bin in a drug store when I was a kid and it creeped me the fuck out.

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
Oct 18th
76). Inside
B-19).
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(2007) (DVD) (FTV)
My Thoughts: Tricked again and now I have somehow watched 2 French horror movies this challenge.

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)
Checklist:
Theme Night:
Spoiler:
Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-x- 1960 - The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
...............Commentary For The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)
--- 1970 -
-x- 1980 - Eating Raoul (1982)
...............Commentary For Eating Raoul (1982)
...............The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
...............Commentary For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
...............Monstroid (1980)
...............House By The Cemetery (1981)
...............Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
-x- 2010 - It (2017)
...............Beyond The Gates (2016)
...............mother! (2017)
...............Scream The TV Series: S01E01-S02E14 (2015-2016)
...............Monsters (2010)
...............Hotel Transylvania 3D (2012)

Select 4 ratings:
-x- Approved - The Awful Dr. Orlof
.....................Commentary For The Awful Dr. Orlof
--- G -
-x- PG - Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- PG-13 - Poltergeist II: The Other Side
-x- R - Eating Raoul
..........Commentary For Eating Raoul
..........It
..........Monstroid
..........mother!
..........Monsters
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-x- Unrated - [b]The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2[b]
...................Commentary For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
...................House By The Cemetery
...................Beyond The Gates
...................Scream The TV Series: S01E01-S02E14
--- M -
--- GP -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-x- First format, (Blu-Ray), (Eating Raoul).
.......................................(Commentary For Eating Raoul)
.......................................(Poltergeist II: The Other Side)
.......................................(Monsters)
.......................................(Hotel Transylvania 3D)
-x- Second format, (DVD), (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2).
......................................(Commentary For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)
......................................(Monstroid)
......................................(House By The Cemetery)
......................................(The Awful Dr. Orlof)
......................................(Commentary For The Awful Dr. Orlof)
-x- Third format, (Theater), (It).
.......................................(mother!)
-x- Fourth format, (Streaming), (Beyond The Gates).
.............................................(Scream The TV Series: S01E01-S02E14)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-x- First language, (French), (The Awful Dr. Orlof).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1942 (75th) -
--- 1967 (50th) -
-x- 1992 (25th) – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 100th Birthday of Santos -
--- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards -
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -

Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
-x- Michael Biehn - Grindhouse
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Ethan Embry -
--- Boris Karloff -
-x- Brea Grant - Beyond the Gates
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Christopher Lee -
-x- Rose McGowan - Grindhouse
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
-x- Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Grindhouse

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
--- Adam West -
--- George A. Romero -
--- John Heard -
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham -
--- Jay Thomas -
-x- Tobe Hooper - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
..........................Commentary For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter -
-x- Daniel Licht - Bad Moon
--- Harry Manfredini -

Select 5 directors:
-x- Dario Argento - [b]Phenomena[b]
............................Commentary For Phenomena
--- Don Coscarelli -
-x- David DeCoteau - Nightmare Sisters
...............................Commentary For Nightmare Sisters
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
--- James Wan -
--- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
-x- Patrick Baxter - XX
--- Jason Collins -
--- Mark Shostrom -
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
-x- Bradley Fuller - The Purge
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
-x- Roy Lee - It
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
-x- Robert Bloch - The Skull
-x- Jack Ketchum - XX
-x- H.P. Lovecraft - House By The Cemetery

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-x- *3-D Film - Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- Agoraphobia - mother!
--- Anthology Film -
-x- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Awful Dr. Orlof
...........................................................................Commentary For The Awful Dr. Orlof
-x- Appears on Video Nasties List - House By The Cemetery
--- Based on a True Story -
-x- Based on a Novel - It
-x- Cannibalism - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
.........................Commentary For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
.........................mother!
--- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe -
-x- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Monstroid (Elvira)
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie -
-x- Comedy / Spoof - Eating Raoul
...............................Commentary For Eating Raoul
...............................Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Eating Raoul
...................................................................Commentary For Eating Raoul
-x- Death by: Fire - mother!
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
-x- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Monsters
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
-x- Frankenstein - Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- Ghost / Haunting - Poltergeist II: The Other Side
................................Hotel Transylvania 3D
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-x- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - It
............................................................Monstroid
............................................................Monsters
............................................................Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- Mummy - Hotel Transylvania 3D
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror -
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-x- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Scream The TV Series: S01E01-S02E14
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-x- Vampire - Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- Werewolf - Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Beyond The Gates
...................................................Poltergeist II: The Other Side
...................................................Hotel Transylvania 3D
-x- With Commentary - Commentary For Eating Raoul
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
-x- Zombie - House By The Cemetery
..................Hotel Transylvania 3D

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

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
-x- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) - Beyond The Gates
--- Features music by Richard Band -
--- Was made in the 1950s -
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
-x- Features a solar eclipse - The Brothers Grimm
-x- Has the words "It" in the title - It
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
--- Takes place at a cemetery -
--- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role -

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 Horror Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Magazine (insert title). OPTIONAL
Spoiler:
-x- 09/30: Criterion Crossover
..........Eating Raoul
..........Commentary For Eating Raoul
-x- 10/01: R.I.P. Tobe Hooper -
..........The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
..........Commentary For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
-x- 10/02: Slime, Goo & Toxic Waste Horror -
..........Poltergeist II: The Other Side
-x- 10/03: Slashers/ Giallos / Serial Killers -
..........Scream The TV Series: S01E01-E10
-x- 10/04: Animated Horror -
..........Hotel Transylvania 3D
--- 10/05: Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
--- 10/06: Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror -
--- 10/07: Nightmares & Dreamscapes / Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
--- 10/08: Zombies -
--- 10/09: Day of the Woman: Female Directed Horror Films -
--- 10/10: 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver) -
--- 10/11: Skull & Bones -
--- 10/12: Mummies -
--- 10/13: A Celebration of Friday the 13th: Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films -
--- 10/14: Splatter / Gore -
--- 10/15: Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/16: R.I.P. Fangoria / Video Watchdog -
--- 10/17: Friends 'till the End: The Good, The Bad & The Imaginary -
--- 10/18: Pregnancy Horror -
--- 10/19: Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
--- 10/20: Vampires -
--- 10/21: 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Media Home Entertainment
--- 10/22: Evil Twins & Doppelgangers -
--- 10/23: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... -
--- 10/24: Horror South Of The Border
--- 10/25: IMDB Lowest Rated Horror -
--- 10/26: R.I.P. George A. Romero -
--- 10/27: Small Town Horrors -
--- 10/28: Mass Marathon of the Damned 8: Horror Parties -
--- 10/29: The Synth of Fear -
--- 10/30: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest -

Last edited by SterlingBen; 10-18-17 at 06:14 PM.
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