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

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The 10th Anniversary

Goal: 100
TOTAL: 12
FIRST TIME VIEWS: 7
☼ indicates first time viewing
Ratings:
★★★★★
★★★★
★★★
★★


Week 1


- September 30 -

1. Ghostbusters (1984) ★★★★★
One of the most-fun movies! Everyone is at the top of their game, and there is a reason this is such a classic.


- October 1 -

2. Hocus Pocus (1993) ★★★★
This movie has really grown on me, and has become one of my Halloween staples! It captures the spirit of the season so well, and the story is incredibly fun and engaging - not to mention the great performances by Middler, Parker and Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters!


- October 2 -

3. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ★★½
I opted to watch the infamous Producer's Cut this time around, and after all of the hype wound up feeling pretty disappointed. While still a fun movie, I feel the witchcraft angle takes away some of the boogeyman-effect Michael has. I'd say the theatrical cut is better.


- October 3 -

None


- October 4 -

None


- October 5 -

None


- October 6 -

None


- October 7 -

4. Gerald's Game (2017) ★★★½ ☼
This was a really smart take on Stephen King's "unfilmable" story. Carla Guigino was amazing, and Mike Flanagan continues to be one of the most interesting working directors.


Week 2


- October 8 -
5. Blacula (1972) ★★★½ ☼
I thought this was a really interesting take on the Dracula mythos. The ending of this movie was completely bonkers!


- October 9 -

None


- October 10 -

None


- October 11 -

None


- October 12 -

None


- October 13 -

6. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter ★★★½ ☼
It was really strange to see Crispin Glover in this - and man that guy has some killer dance moves! Overall, this movie didn't make much sense, but that's not why I watch them! Still a very entertaining film!


- October 14 -

None


Week 3


- October 15 -

7. Brides of Dracula (1960) ★★★★ ☼
This was probably my favorite first time viewing of the challenge. Peter Cushing was incredible, and I found the film to be totally engaging and gorgeous. However, I was surprised that, despite the title, Dracula was nowhere to be seen!


- October 16 -

None


- October 17 -

None


- October 18 -

8. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) ★★★★ ☼
This was a really clever take on a sort of 50's sci-fi idea. It goes into directions I didn't expect, and had some creepy, if cheesy, moments.


- October 19 -

None


- October 20 -

None


- October 21 -

9. The Babysitter (2017) ★★★ ☼
This was a fun movie, but I felt it wasn't very inventive. The idea had the room for much much more, but instead, it felt like a more horror-versioned riff of Home Alone. Even still, can't say I was bored!

10. The Devil's Candy (2015) ★★★½ ☼
This started incredibly strong, but had an incredibly weak third act. It also didn't help that the special effects in the third act looks really poor, and were distracting. That being said, the performances were all great, and I loved the way the family's relationship was portrayed.


Week 4


- October 22 -

None


- October 23 -

None


- October 24 -

None


- October 25 -

None


- October 26 -

None


- October 27 -

11. Dracula (1931) ★★★★★
This is easily my favorite Universal Monster movie. I know that some people feel it's too wooden, but I believe that adds to the charm. Add in the incredible performance by Lugosi, and the haunting camerawork, and I'd say the film is quintessential of the horror for its time. This one doesn't get old for me!


- October 28 -

12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) ★★★★★
This is perfect Halloween viewing, and is even more appropriate toward the end of the month - a great segue to the holiday season. Everything about this movie is great, from the amazing visuals, to the incredible music.


The Final Days and Halloween

- October 29 -

None



- October 30 -

None



- October 31 -

None


Checklist
Spoiler:
Code:
Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
-X- Peter Cushing - Brides of Dracula (1960)
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif -
-X- Ethan Embry - The Devil's Candy (2015)
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
-X- John Vulich - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
--- 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 -
--- Tobe Hooper -
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Daniel Licht -
-X- Harry Manfredini - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
-X- Mike Flanagan - Gerald's Game (2017)
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
--- James Wan -
--- Adam Wingard -

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

Select 2 producers:
--- Bradley Fuller -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Roy Lee -
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Jack Ketchum -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

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 -
-X- Based on a Novel - Gerald's Game (2017)
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Classic Universal Monsters Movie - Dracula (1931)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Ghostbusters (1984)
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Cronos (1993)
-X- Death by: Fire - Blacula (1972)
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
-X- Film From TCM's October Schedule - Dracula (1931)
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Ghostbusters (1984)
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - Gerald's Game (2017)
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Hocus Pocus (1993)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire - Dracula (1931)
--- Werewolf -
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Babysitter (2017)
--- 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 -
--- Tim Lucas -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Blu-ray, Ghostbusters (1984).
-X- Second format, Streaming, Gerald's Game (2017).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Spanish, Cronos (1993).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) -
--- Features music by Richard Band -
--- Was made in the 1950s -
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
-X- Was written by Jimmy Sangster - Brides of Dracula (1960)
--- Features a solar eclipse -
--- Has the words "It" in the title -
--- 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 -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Dracula (1931)
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - The Brides of Dracula (1960)
-X- 1970 - Blacula (1972)
-X- 1980 - Ghostbusters (1984)
-X- 1990 - Hocus Pocus (1993)
--- 2000 -
-X- 2010 - Gerald's Game (2017)

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

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

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Ghostbusters (1984)
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Cronos (1993)
--- 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 Horror Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Magazine (insert title). OPTIONAL
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