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

Goal: 50

Blue = Repeated viewing
Green = 1st time viewing
Red = Vinyl Soundtrack

Sept 30th
1)Eraserhead - (BLU RAY) I learned that Admiral Ackbar sure was a fussy eater as an infant. Have no idea what I watched, but certainly an achievement for filmmaking and a film I can't wait to read more about and watch more of. The lighting alone is fantastic! 7/10
a)Black Christmas (1974) Soundtrack - Good blend of angelic christmas songs with nightmarish sounds. Not a vinyl I'll be spinning repeatedly as the Billy noises do become unnerving after a while.
2)Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) - (BLU RAY) I learned that if pills and coffee aren't enough to keep you up, try injecting epinephine or burning yourself! The teen killed in the diner at the beginning sure had amazing hair for someone who has been up for 3 days. Like the idea of micronaps introduced, but nothing else noteworthy in this remake. 3/10
3)Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll - (BLU RAY) I learned that being suave and indulging your every pleasure without any regard to morals is more damaging than opium addiction. Features a delightful opening credit score and great performance out of the lead. 8/10

Oct 1st
4)The Gorgon - (BLU RAY) I learned amnesiacs make effective murderers. Good Hammer affair, unfortunate Christopher Lee came into the film so late though. 6/10
5)Resident Evil - (BLU RAY) I learned automated lights are DEFINITELY something to worry about. The licker CGI does not hold up, and a multi-billion dollar company can't use more than a paper towel as a gown on test subjects? A surprising departure from the source material, but worth a watch. 5/10

Oct 2nd
6)The Lorely's Grasp - (BLU RAY) I learned that doing nothing is a completely ineffective survival skill when being mauled by a monster. Seriously, the Lorely attacks 6-7 people in the film, and NOT ONE even attempts to defend themselves or run. Not sure which school these girls attend, but my gosh, do I want to submit an application. All they do is swim in a pool all day and giggle. 4/10
7)The Mad Magician - (3D BLU RAY) I learned to ensure none of your acquaintances are dating a detective if you are going to murder someone. The story was not what I was anticipating, but it has a quick pace and the immortal Vincent Price. 6/10

Oct 3rd
8)Dr. Giggles - I learned that doctors have a very forceful golf swing. This movie is fucked up, not in a gory, mess with your head, give you nightmares type of way, but rather a 'what teenager steals his mother's lingerie and asks his girlfriend to wear it' type of way. I laughed seeing an actor named Doug E. Doug in the credits. An essential 90's slasher only because there aren't a ton of them, enjoyable if only for cheesy one-liners. 6/10
9)Popcorn - (BLU RAY) I learned that revenge is much like directing - it requires vision, craft and must be perfect. The villain is memorable and gives a Jim Carrey like performance. 7/10

Oct 4th
10)Nightmare Sisters - (BLU RAY) I learned that next time I'm at a rummage sale, I'll be sure to pick up that old fortune teller crystal ball to turn my dull love life upside down should it be needed. 4/10
11)Black Candles - (BLU RAY) I learned that the penalty for warning outsiders about your secret, Satanic cult is a sword in the ass. This is seriously nothing more than a porno, there is sex literally almost every five minutes, so much so that I said to myself out loud "I can't believe I'm saying this, but this movie has too much sex". 2/10

Oct 5th
12)Society - (BLU RAY) I learned that as sexy as it sounds, be sure to turn down any girl's offer to shunt you. Good paranoia throughout that keeps a viewer interested as it teases things to come, and boy, what a payoff at the end. 6/10
b)Evil Dead 2 Soundtrack - Loved the creepy 'Rock a bye baby' song.

Oct 6th
13)Get Out - (BLU RAY) I learned you should never trust your girlfriend with your car keys. Everyone should try to go in without having the movie spoiled. I knew it involved race in some capacity, but holy shit, there is just enough tension to keep every horror fan wanting more. 8/10
14)Coraline - (3D BLU RAY) I learned that when nothing else is around, throwing a cat is perfectly acceptable. I award this film as having the best 3D effects. Great story and award winning animation. 9/10

Oct 7th
15)The Janitor -I learned that apparently there is a janitorial code not to rat out your fellow custodial staff should you find out they are completely psychotic and on a murder spree. Cheap effects, hated the main actor's "batman voice" and too childish of humor for my liking. 3/10
16)Evils of the Night - (BLU RAY) I learned that escape from abductors is much more effective working together. All of the victims are completley cringe worthy in their stupidity which is simply impossible to overlook. The cover art on the blu ray is more enjoyable than anything in this film. 2/10
17)Phantom of the Paradise - (BLU RAY) I learned that only one person makes you sign a contract in blood - the Devil. Also, don't piss off any music executives. I'm already awarding this my favorite new view of the year, it' that good! A parody on the music industry blended with a classic opera story and rock music. 9/10

Oct 8th
18)Curse of Frankenstein - I learned to never keep your corpse unattended in your laboratory during a thunder storm. The one that started it all and such a great update of a classic horror character. Forgot how dark this movie is for the time - the monster is shot in the head causing blood to splatter from it's eye, Victor kills his maid by locking her in his lab after she confesses she is pregnant with his child and threatens to go to the police with his experiments. Hammer horror at it's finest. 9/10

Oct 9th
19)Horror of Dracula - (BLU RAY) I learned that Dracula gets pissed when he doesn't get first dibs on victims. A horror essential, great update on the classic monster. 9/10

Oct 10th
20)Brides of Dracula - (BLU RAY) I learned that a quick cauterization and a dab of holy water is an instant cure for a vampire bite. Hammer went in another direction here, in place of an imposing, silent Dracula, they went for a handsome and charming younger character which was refreshing. Still, no comparison between Lee's portrayal, but worth a watch and great effort. 7/10

Oct 11th
21)Knock, Knock - (BLU RAY) I learned that hot chicks can get away with, well, murder! Worth a watch, but any amount of sympathy Keanu goes away with his 'free pizza' speech. However, when those hot bitches were breaking apart his record collection, I about lost my shit as a fellow vinyl enthusiast. 3/10

Oct 12th
22)Split - (BLU RAY) I learned that despite physician warnings, cutting and other self mutilating behaviors can save your life. The acting was phenomenal, but I felt the movie felt fading once it got to the 'beast' persona, and the tie in to Unbreakable felt a bit forced. 6/10

Oct 13th
23)Friday the 13th (1980) - (BLU RAY) I learned the essentials! Don't have sex, don't do drugs, etc. My girlfriend jumped 10 feet at the ending so that was fun. 8/10
24)Friday the 13th Part II - (BLU RAY) I learned the essentials continued: Don't split up, make sure the killer is dead, etc. 7/10

Oct 14th
25)Butcher Baker, Nightmare Maker - (BLU RAY) I learned how important it is to draft a will, otherwise you risk your infant being in the custody of your crazy sister. 6/10
26)American Psycho - (BLU RAY) - I learned to just back out of any room you walk into that has newspaper on the floor but the owners don't have a pet. Infinitely quotable, my favorite Bale performance, and love the did he/didn't he take on the film. 10/10
27)Orphan - (BLU RAY) - I learned taking a black light to your child's paintings is a good way to determine if they may be homicidal. Nice twist and a decent twist in a "that's fucked up" kind of way. 5/10

Oct 15th
28)Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse - (BLU RAY) I learned that even zombie boobs can be a distraction to a man while driving. A decent follow up that brings some nice action and highlights the spread of the infection, and what a dream it was to see the Nemesis brought to screen. 6/10
29)Dracula: Prince of Darkness - (BLU RAY) I learned that Dracula's hold on his servants has no expiration date. Features the second most badass priest ever on screen next to the one in Dead Alive, and certainly enjoyed the film's conclusion in finding another way to end Dracula's reign of terror by him falling in ice, which is refreshing when compared to the infinite crucifix, stake, sunlight etc kills.

Oct 16th
30)Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (BLU RAY) - I learned that even priests are susceptible to a vampire's lure. Had some realistic gore effects when Dracula is staked through the heart which was a nice contrast to that bright blood used in earlier films. Great opening too in which an alter boy finds a woman's corpse hanging upside down from a church bell. 7/10

Oct 17th
31)Parents - (BLU RAY) I learned if you take a black cat and a broil it in the oven and you peel the skin of the bones and take it off and you chew on the bone, you'll be invisible. 4/10

Oct 18th
32)Taste the Blood of Dracula - (BLU RAY) I learned to keep my pleasures to brothels rather than seeking out extra thrills, such as drinking blood. 7/10

Oct 19th
33)Scars of Dracula - I learned that servants of Dracula will eventually put ho's before bro's after serving their master long enough. 5/10

Oct 20th
34)The Raven (2012) - (BLU RAY) I learned that if you know your work is going to inspire someone, be sure to write more erotica. This is a title that sat on my shelf for years and was glad to finally give it a watch as it serves many appetites - gore, mystery, Poe fans, etc. 7/10

Oct 21st
35)Dracula AD 1972 - I learned not to be friends with anyone who indulges in the black arts, even if as a joke. A worthy update for the series and overall enjoyable. 6/10
36)An American Werewolf in London - (BLU RAY) I learned to stay on the moors and always listen to the locals. In my top 5 horror films, nuff said. The UK truly has the best healthcare in the world as a hot nurse will take you home and your MD wil investigate your friend's murder which the police were so quick to forget. 10/10

Oct 22nd
37)Creep - I learned to not mistake sadness for psychosis and be wary of ALL Craigslist ads. The trailer gave me the impression it was the one guy recording the other guy for the entirety of film, so was surprised and enjoyed the second half in which the one being recorded turns the tables and stalks the guy he hired. 7/10
38)Resident Evil: Extinction - (BLU RAY) I learned that in the event of an apocalypse, calls for help via radio are not to be trusted. I liked the start contrast in setting from the city environment in the predecessor. The Event Horizon-like imagery in the finale is probably the closest thing this series gets to being classified as horror as you see bodies suspended in air impaled by poles and blood all over the walls while the lights flicker. The tyrant also made me geek out. Is it just me or did Mila have WAY too much photoshop done on her face throughout the film. 5/10

Oct 23rd
39)Revenge of Frankenstein - (BLU RAY) I learned that if you want to rid yourself of your tarnished reputation and start a new life, it may be worthwhile to think of a better last name than simply dropping the first two syllables of your existing name. 7/10
40)Resident Evil: Afterlife - (3D BLU RAY) I learned to save your quarters for the apocalypse not just for any vending machines you may come across, but also for shot gun ammunition. Completely worthless sequel that adds nothing more to the lore, but the 3D effects were well done. As if the zombie canines weren't scary enough, it's as if the writers though "hey, what if they split open their faces and had fanged tendrils?". 4/10
41)Curse of Chucky - (BLU RAY) I learned that eyeballs are REALLY bouncy. A nice departure from the POS Seed of Chucky. Creepy house? Check! Creepy doll? Check! 6/10

Oct 24th
42)Cult of Chucky - (BLU RAY)
43)Evil of Frankenstein - (BLU RAY)
44)Resident Evil: Retribution - (3D BLU RAY)

Oct 25th
45)Annabelle: Creation - (BLU RAY)

Oct 26th
46)Frankenstein Created Woman - (BLU RAY)

Oct 27th
47)World War Z - (BLU RAY)

Oct 28th
48)The Shining - (BLU RAY)

Oct 29th
49)The Thing (1982) - (BLU RAY)

Oct 30th
51)Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed -(BLU RAY)

Oct 31st
52)Annabelle - (BLU RAY)
53)Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - (3D BLU RAY)
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