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Old 09-07-17, 11:52 PM   #65
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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Title in BLACK = From my personal DVD / Bluray collection
Title in RED = Seen on an online service like Netflix
Title in GREEN = Seen on regular TV programming
Title in PURPLE = Seen in movie theater during current theatrical run
31FSS = Movie from the 31 Film Subset
THN = Movie from the Theme Nights

NOVEMBER 1 (DUSK)
1. 31FSS: Cronos (1993) First feature film by Guillermo del Toro who would go on to bigger things though exploring similar themes. An antiquarian finds an ancient device that gives immortality at a price. Future Hellboy actor, Ron Perlman stars.
2. THN: Art-House / Avant Garde: The Mansion of Madness (1973) Absolutely hallucinogenic telling of the Poe tale "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether". A doctor visits an asylum where the patients have taken over and madness reigns.

OCTOBER 1
3. 31FSS: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) Hadn't seen this one since the 80s. For a Chainsaw franchise movie this one has an unusually low bodycount preferring instead to focus on the Chainsaw family members for most of the film.
4. THN: Tobe Hooper Poltergeist (1982) A Tobe Hooper film but it has writer-producer's Steven Spielberg's hands all over the place, so much in fact that many think it was directed by him. All the hallmarks are here: kids, people staring into or off-camera in amazement, ILM special effects, the works. Still holds up.
5. The Ninth Gate (1999) Hadn't seen this one in a while but I remember it i intrigued me when it first came out. This devilish tale still holds up and has many layers. Roman Polanski directs Johnny Depp who gives an understated performance that fits his character perfectly. A great cast all around: Frank Langella, Lena Olin among others.

OCTOBER 2
6. 31FSS: C.H.U.D. (1984)
7. THN: Slime / Goo The Black Room* (2012) A movie that seems a throwback to the 80's and does it very well. A perfect mix of sex and horror with a dash of humor.

OCTOBER 3
8. THN: Slashers Maniac* (2017) I might get kicked of the forum for this but... I have never seen the original Maniac. As it is I approached this remake with fresh eyes and no preconceptions. An excellent story with very interesting direction and mood that superbly complements Elijah Wood's performance.

OCTOBER 4
9. THN: Animation Death Note (2006) Episodes: Shinsei / Taiketsu / Torihiki / Tsuiseki
10. Death Note (2006) Episodes: Kakehiki / Hokorobi / Donten / Mesen Totally addictive and very intelligent Anime series. The story here is not just the terrible power of the Death Note but the cat and mouse game between Kira an L.

OCTOBER 5
11. 31FSS: Bad Moon (1996) Low budget and unassuming but a very entertaining werewolf movie nonetheless. The werewolf looks fantastic and there is enough gore to make it menacing. Great characters and acting by Michael Pare and Mariel Hemingway.
12. THN: WerewolvesAn American Werewolf in Paris (1997) A huge step down from American Werewolf and a total wasted opportunity. See it for Julie Delpy only.

OCTOBER 6
13. 31FSS: Candyman (1992)
14. THN: Folklore Sacrifice* (2016)

OCTOBER 7
15. Veronica* (2017)
16. THN: Hallucinations Red Shoes* (2005)

OCTOBER 8
17. THN: Zombies Santo vs The Zombies (1962)
18 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
19. One Missed Call (2008)

OCTOBER 9
20. 31FSS: Raw (1996)
21. THN: Day of the Woman Blood Sabbath* (1972)

OCTOBER 10
22. THN: 1967 Viruta y Capulina en el Camino de los Espantos* (1967? Possibly 1965)

OCTOBER 11
23. THN: Skulls As Above, So Below (2014)
24. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) Episodes: Battleground / The Road Virus Heads North
25. Witchfinder General AKA The Conqueror Worm (1968)

OCTOBER 12
26. THN: Mummies Las Momias de Guanajuato (1972)
27. Tales of Terror (1962)

OCTOBER 13
28. 31 FSS Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
29. THN: F13 films Friday the 13th (2009)

OCTOBER 14
30. THN: GORE Wrong Turn 3
(2009)
31. IT (1990) TV mini-series part 1
32. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
33. La Cámara del Terror AKA Fear Chamber (1968)

October 15
34. THN: Anthologies Tales from the Darkside: the Movie
(1990)

October 16
35. THN: Fangoria covers Under the Skin (2013)
36. Flatliners* (2017)

OCTOBER 17
37. THN: Friends Veneno Para las Hadas
(1984)

OCTOBER 18
38. THN: Pregnancy Rosemary's Baby
(1968)

OCTOBER 19
39. THN: Supernatural Soulmate
(2013)

OCTOBER 20
40. THN: Vampires Thirst
(2009)

OCTOBER 21
41. THN: Media Home Entertainment Devil Times Five
(1974)

CHECKLIST:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Ethan Embry -
-X- Boris Karloff - La Cámara del Terror AKA Fear Chamber
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

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 - Poltergeist
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -
--- Hugh Hefner -

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

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- 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 -
-X- Anthology Film - Tales of Terror
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - Witchfinder General
-X- Cannibalism - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe - The Mansion of Madness

--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Fire - Wrong Turn 3
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
-X- Found Footage - As Above, So Below
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Poltergeist
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Friday the 13th
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
-X- Werewolf - An American Werewolf in Paris-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Ninth Gate
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Cronos (Ron Perlman and Claudio Brook)
--- Zombie -

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

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Blu Ray, Rosemary's Baby
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Spanish, El Camino de los Espantos
--- 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 -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- 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 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

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

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

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- 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

Last edited by pagefrance; 10-22-17 at 08:30 PM. Reason: List update
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