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Old 09-17-18, 01:31 PM   #75
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Re: The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

THE LIST OF THE LONG SHADOWS

Title in BLACK
= DVD / Blu Ray from my personal collection.
Title in RED = Online streaming (Youtube or Netflix)
Title in PURPLE = Seen in movie theater
* = First-time viewing
Title in GREEN = Seen on TV during regular programming

September 30 (from dusk onward)
1. Theme Night: Criterion - King Kong
(1933) Seen with commentary by Ray Harryhausen.
2. Dracula (1931) Seen with commentary by film historian David J. Skal.

October 1
3. Theme Night: Night of the Living Dead anniversary - Messiah of Evil
* (1973)
4. 31 Film Subset: Lifeforce (1985)
5. Psi Factor, S3* (1998) Episodes: Absolution / Harlequin

October 2
6. Theme Night: Studies in Terror - I Tre Volti Della Paura AKA Black Sabbath
Seen with commentary by Mario Bava biographer Tim Lucas. The version on my own DVD is the original Italian version of this classic anthology film with the opening segment being The Telephone, followed by The Wurdulak and closing with The Drop of Water.
7. Open Graves* (2009) Saw this because Eliza Dushku is in it I admit. A group of vacationers in Spain come across an ancient board game that when played causes the demise of its players. Pretty generic but the film benefits from location shooting in Spain and some decent effects.
8. Psi Factor, S3* (1998) Episodes: Y2K / The Kiss
9. Psi Factor, S3* (1998) Episodes: All Hallow's Eve / The Little People
10. Dracula (1931) Spanish language version filmed concurrently by Universal with the Bela Lugosi version.
11. Dracula's Daughter (1936) Direct sequel to Dracula, though Lugosi does not appear. This time Dracula's Daughter arrives in London seeking to rid herself of her vampiric curse.

October 3
12. 31 Film Subset: Blood Beach*
(1980) Pretty standard movie that predates Tremors for using the underground killer motif.
13. Don't Go to Sleep* (1982) Way above average made for TV movie about a young girl that may or may not be possessed by her dead sister. Pretty decent acting by Dennis Weaver and Valerie Harper as well as the child actors raises the quality of the movie. Recommended.
14. Halloween III (1982)
15. Theme Night: Jawssploitation Dark Tide (2012) WILDCARD 1 See it mainly for Halle Berry in a bikini top and some cool real shark footage. I'm using my first WILDCARD here because the movie is more of an adventure movie than a horror flick.
15.5. The Veil* (1958) Episodes: Visions of Crime / Genesis Boris Karloff hosts and stars in this short-lived anthology series of supernaturally-tinged crime stories.
16. The Frankenstein Chronicles*, S2 (2017) Episode: Prodigal Son

October 4
17. Theme Night: Elevators - P2
(2007) Pretty decent suspense-thriller about a woman (the gorgeous Rachel Nichols) trapped in a building during Christmas Eve and is terrorized by the security guard (I-don't-need-to-act-to-look-creepy Wes Bentley).

October 5
18. Theme Night: Anthologies - The House that Dripped Blood
(1971) Four spooky tales from Amicus Pictures. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Ingrid Pitt are in it but not in the same segment.

October 6
19. Theme Night: Zombies - White Zombie*
(1932) Perhaps Lugosi's second most famous role.
20. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Believe it or not, YES, I did see this classic in a movie theater. My local cinema chain is screening classic horror movies during October. Cool!

October 7
21. Theme Night: Universal Monsters - House of Dracula
(1945)
22. The Evil (1978) Totally cheesy but very fun.
23. Summer of Fear* (1978) Linda Blair stars in this Wes Craven directed made for TV movie. Entertaining but not much happens to make it that scary. A cousin moves in with a family and starts taking over their affections, she however, is a witch.
24. Theme Night, Part 2: Universal Monsters - The Mummy (1932)

October 8
25. Theme Night: Psychological Terror - Storm of the Century, Part 1
(1999) Dare I say it? Perhaps the best of the many Stephen King TV mini-series and definitely the best one of his original screenplays. Borrowing elements from previous novels (Needful Things) as well as foreshadowing future ones (Under the Dome) this three-part series delivers all the King-isms and tells a solid story. A mysterious man called Andre Linoge appears in an island community and commits murder, after he is apprehended he begins to exert an evil influence over the townsfolk. It can drag on a bit but the payoff is worth it. An underrated gem.
26. Storm of the Century, Part 2 (1999)
27. Storm of the Century, Part 3 (1999)

October 9
28. Theme Night: Cheesy 80s Horror - Prom Night*
(1980) Jamie Lee Curtis disco dancing! And she's pretty good too. Too bad my DVD copy has a transfer that's muddy as hell.
29. Below (2002) Underrated haunted submarine story that cranks up the tension just by being set underwater. How many WWII horror movies are there, anyway? Not many.
30. Lisa and the Devil* (1973) I originally had seen a version of this movie called House of Exorcism but I believe that version was vastly different so I'm calling this a first-time view. Telly Savalas stars as a mysterious man who gathers together a group of people in a house, among them the stunning Elke Sommer. Strange goings-on ensue. Directed by Italian master or the Macabre Mario Bava.
31. Home for the Holidays* (1972) I consider myself a Made For TV Horror connoisseur but even I had not heard of this one. Four sisters are summoned by their dying father who tells them that his new wife is poisoning him. The chills pile on as a whodunit mystery ensues. A very young Sally Field stars.

October 10
32. Theme Night: Birthdays - The Visitor*
(1979) Way pastiche of the Omen and science fiction themes makes this one highly original. A great cast headed by John Huston and Shelley Winters.
33. The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977) Episodes: The Mystery of the Haunted House / The Mystery of the Witches' Hollow

October 11
34. Theme Night, Part 1: Dogs - The Lazarus Effect
(2015) Very underrated movie about the effects of being brought back from the dead. An oft-sued trope but one that is never fully explored to its deepest meanings. This movie at least tries to do so and I fear audiences never really got the true horror of this tale.
35. Theme Night, Part 2: Bogs - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
36. Theme Night, Part 3: Logs - Cabin in the Woods (2012)

October 12
37. Theme Night: Post-Apocalyptic - Left Behind*
(2014)
38. The Frankenstein Chronicles*, S2 (2017) Episodes: Not John Marlott / Seeing the Dead
39. El Cuarto Chino* (1968)

October 13
40. Theme Night: European Horror - Tentacoli AKA Tentacles*
(1977)
41. The Frankenstein Chronicles*, S2 (2017) Episodes: Little Boy Lost / The Marriage Between Heaven and Hell

October 14
42. Theme Night: Horror Soundtracks - The Legacy
(1978)
43. 31 Film Subset: Blood on Satan's Claw* (1971)

October 15
44. Theme Night: IMDB Highest Rated Horror - Alien
(1979)
45. Goosebumps* (2015)
46. Apostle* (2018)

October 16
47. Theme Night: Slashers - From Hell
(2001)
48. Byzantium* (2012)
49. The Midnight Hour* (1985)

October 17
50. Theme Night: Beach Horror - Blood Tide
(1981)
51.5 The Frankenstein Chronicles* (2017) Episode: Bride of Frankenstein
52. The Haunting of Hill House* (2018) Episode: Steven sees a ghost

October 18
53. Theme Night: Good Modern Horror - Turistas
(2006)
54 Jekyll & Hyde (1990) The version with Michael Caine as Jekyll.

October 19
55. Halloween*
(2018) The new version, seen in the theater. Pretty damn good but I really expected the movie to delve more into the true nature of Michale besides the "He's pure Evil" line.
56. Theme Night: Up All Night - Halloween II (1981)
57. The Haunting of Hill House* (2018) Episodes: Open casket / Touch
58. Jekyll (2007) Episodes: 1 & 2

October 20
59. Jekyll
(2007) Episodes: 3 & 4
60. Theme Night: Video Box Horror - She Waits* (1972)

October 21
61. Jekyll
(2007) Episodes: 5 & 6
61. Theme Night: Vampires - The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries, S2 (1977) Episodes: The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula, Parts 1 & 2
62. When Michael Calls* (1972)

October 22
63. Theme Night: Chronological Horror 1943 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
(1942 / 1943?) The DVD and the movie credits say 1942 but IMDB says March 1943. Iˇm going to suppose the movie was made in '42 but released in '43.
64. 31 Film Subset: Chronological Horror 1968 - Fangs of the Living Dead (1968? / 1969) The DVD case as well as its IMDB entry say 1969, not 68 but since it was the film chosen by the challenge I include it.
65. Theme Night: Chronological Horror 1993 - Body Snatchers (1993)
66. The Devil's Daughter (1973)

October 23
67. Theme Night: Horrorspondents - Trick or Treat
(1986) Not to be confused with the more recent (and better known) Trick 'r Treat (2007), this one is a Heavy Metal story about a rocker that comes back to life and wreaks havoc. Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne have cameos. 80s rockers Fastway provide the soundtrack.
68. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008) This made for TV movie is yet another version of the classic tale but falls totally flat. The story is now transported to the modern era (to its detriment) and tones down the violence. The third act also gets boring as it devolves into a courtroom drama.
69. 3rd Day* (1993)

October 24
70. Theme Night: Werewolves - Hemlock Grove*, S3
(2015) Episodes: Todos Santos / Dire night of the Worm Moon

October 25
71. The Deceivers
(1988) WILDCARD 2 I use a Wildcard because this is more of an adventure thriller than a Horror movie. But this story is so horrific - a cult of assassins that murdered thousands of Hindus - that it is more than justified for this list. Period piece set in the 1800's starring Pierce Brosnan as an English officer who infiltrates a cult of assassins. Many very tense scenes and the horror of this cult is even more chilling because it's based on a true story.
72. Theme Night: Video Nasties - Dead and Buried (1981)
73. Hemlock Grove*, S3 (2015) Episodes: Damascus / Brain's Song

October 26
74. Theme Night: Frankenstein - The Wide World of Mystery*
(1973) Episodes: Frankenstein, Parts 1 & 2
75. Doctor Sleep AKA Close Your Eyes (2002) Not to be confused with the Stephen King novel of the same name which came much later, this movie is about a psychiatrist with psychic powers who aids the police in capturing a Satanic killer bent on immortailty. Slow-paced but pretty good.

OCTOBER 27
76. It
(2017)
77. Theme Night: Joe Bob's Drive-Inn Horror - Freddy's Dead: the Final Nightmare (1991)

OCTOBER 28
78. Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter*
(1974) Incredibly enough, I had never seen this movie, Hammer buff though I am. Seems like an attempt by Hammer to have it's own vampire hunter character separate from the Dracula / Van Helsing types. The movie offers some curious takes on the vampire mythos which make it refreshing.
79. Theme Night: Supernatural - Soulmate (2013) Pretty standard and rather tame movie about a woman who goes to live in a cottage and finds a ghost there.
80. Morgan (2016) An artificial life form is created with deadly consequences. Shades of Frankenstein and The Terminator.
81. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween* (2018)
82. The Exorcist* (1971) Venture Into the Literary World: Read a Horror Novel or Novella

OCTOBER 29
83. Theme Night: Mind Games - The Haunting of Hill House*
(2013) Episodes: The Twin Thing / The Bent-Neck Lady
84. The House with a Clock in its Walls* (2018)


OCTOBER 30
85. Livide
(2011)
86. Theme Night: Witchcraft / Satanic - Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
87. The Haunting of Hill House* (2018) Episodes: Two Storms / Eulogy
88. The Batman vs Dracula (2005)
89. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
90. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: Doorway to Hell / The Voodoo Mambo
91. Attend a Live Event: Day of the Dead Festivities

OCTOBER 31
92. October Kiss
(2015)
93. Needle* (2010)
94. When the Lights Went Out (2012)
95. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
96. Attend and Event 2: Horror Movie Marathon at the local library
97. El Hacha Diabólica (1965)
98. El Escapulario* (1968)
99. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: And now the news / Tails I live, heads you die
99.5 Chiller* (1995) Episode: Prophecy
100 Hammer House of Horror* (1980) Episode: Witching time

MADE IT TO THE 100! (just barely!)

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Lauren Ashley Carter -
--- Brian Cox -
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween
-X- Peter Cushing - The House that Dripped Blood

--- Bruce Davison -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Mummy
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Helga Liné -
-X- Bela Lugosi - White Zombie
--- Elina Madison -
--- Burgess Meredith -
--- Sam Neill -
--- Michael J. Pollard -
--- William Shatner -
--- Oliver Reed -
--- Anita Strindberg -
--- Dee Wallace -
--- Naomi Watts -
--- Caroline Williams -
--- Ray Wise -

Select 5 recently deceased
--- Umberto Lenzi -
--- Ulli Lommel -
--- Peter Wyngarde -
--- Jack Ketchum (Dallas Mayr) -
--- Alf Humphreys -
--- Dorothy Malone -
--- John Gavin -
--- Ren Osugi -
--- Lewis Gilbert -
--- Debbie Lee Carrington -
--- R. Lee Ermey -
--- Verne Troyer -
--- Michael Anderson -
--- Janine Reynaud -
--- Jerry Maren -
--- Derrick O'Connor -
--- Tab Hunter -
--- Shinobu Hashimoto -
--- Margot Kidder -
--- Robert Dix -
--- Jacqueline Pearce -
--- Donnelly Rhodes -
--- Fenella Fielding -
--- Pasquale Buba -
--- Al Matthews -
--- Gary Kurtz -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Philip Glass -
--- Joseph LoDuca -
--- Paul Ratajczak -
--- John Williams -

Select 5 directors:
--- Alexandre Aja -
-X- Mario Bava - The Three Faces of Fear AKA Black Sabbath
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- Lucio Fulci -
--- William Malone -
--- Sergio Martino -
--- Hideo Nakata -
--- Roman Polanski -
--- Jee-woon Kim -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Nigel Booth -
--- Screaming Mad George -
--- Steve Johnson -
--- Stan Winston -

Select 2 producers:
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Bryan Foy -
--- Michael Hertz -
--- Jeanette Volturno -

Select 2 writers:
--- Dan O'Bannon -
--- David Cronenberg -
--- Dennis Paoli -
--- R.J. Robertson -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on The 50 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen -
-X- Based on a True Story - When the Lights Went Out-X- Based on a Novel - Left Behind
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Classic Hammer Films - Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Goosebumps

--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
-X- Death by: Explosion, 2 - Blood Tide
-X- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2 Goosebumps 1 and 2

--- Distributor / Studio: Code Red -
--- Documentary -
--- Drunk Horror -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Alien
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- Film Title Drop -
--- Flashback Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - The Frankenstein Chronicles-X- Ghost / Haunting - Below
-X- Giallo - El Cuarto Chino

--- Ouija Board -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Don't Go to Sleep
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Summer of Fear
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror - The Midnight Hour
--- Nation of Origin: Thailand -
--- Nazi -
--- Prom -
-X- Psychological - Lisa and the Devil
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Scarecrows -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Prom Night
-X- Takes Place in a Hospital - Halloween II
-X- Takes Place on a College Campus or High School - Needle

-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Home for the Holidays[/COLOR]
--- Television -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Dracula / Dracula (Spanish version) / Dracula's Daughter
-X- Vampire - The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula

-X- Werewolf - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Open Graves[/COLOR]
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - House of Dracula
--- Zombie -

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
-X- Tim Lucas - I tre volti della paura AKA Black Sabbath
--- George A. Romero -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, STREAMING, The Evil
-X- Second format, BLU RAY, From Hell
-X- Third format, DVD, Soulmate


Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, FRENCH, Livide
-X- Second language, SPANISH, El Hacha Diabólica

--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars an Arquette (Rosanna, David, Patricia, Richmond, Alexis) -
-X- Features music by a rock band - Trick or Treat
-X- Was made in the 1960s - El Escapulario

--- Features an investigation by Ed and Lorraine Warren -
-X- Was written by Stephen King - Storm of the Century
--- Features snow -
-X- Has the words "Don't" in the title - Don't Go to Sleep
--- Was directed by David DeCoteau -
--- Stars Brinke Stevens -
--- Takes place at a strip club, 2 -
-X- Features a nun or priest - The Exorcist II: The Heretic

Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
-X- 1930 - King Kong
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Fangs of the Living Dead-X- 1970 - Messiah of Evil
-X- 1980 - Lifeforce
-X- 1990 - Psi Factor(6 episodes)
-X- 2000 - P2
-X- 2010 - Goosebumps 2


Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
--- Jump Scare -
--- No Cell Coverage -
-X- The Abandoned Place - The Haunting of Hill House
-X- The Vengeful Spirit - Friday the 13th: The Series (every episode was about a vengeful spirit)

--- Death By Sex -
-X- The Final Girl - Needle-X- Flickering Lights - Jekyll

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1943 (75th) -
--- 1968 (50th) -
--- 1993 (25th) –

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 25th Anniversary of Vincent Price's Death -
--- 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead -
--- 100th Birthday of Evelyn Ankers -
--- 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 2 -


Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - The Visitor
--- 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 (The Exorcist). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Magazine (insert title). OPTIONAL

Last edited by pagefrance; 11-01-18 at 08:45 PM. Reason: List update
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