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riotinmyskull
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2007 total: 65
2008 goal: 100

october 1
1. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) - 5/5
'--> got to start things off the right way. an absolute classic.
2. DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) - 5/5
'--> my second favorite movie of all time.
3. DAY OF THE DEAD (1985) - 4/5
'--> vastly underrated. rhodes is the ultimate asshole. "choke on them!"
4. LAND OF THE DEAD (2005) - 3/5
'--> even a subpar romero zombie flick is better than 95% of what else is out there.
5. DIARY OF THE DEAD (2007) - 3/5
'--> a lot of people hate this one but if you overlook the heavy handed social commentary it's actually pretty fun.
6. DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD (1985) - 3/5
'--> great behind-the-scenes documentary of DOTD brought to you by the guy who would later go on to write STREET TRASH.

october 2
7. TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE (1990) - 4/5
'--> i wish they still made horror anthologies of this caliber.
8. MASTERS OF HORROR: RIGHT TO DIE (2007)* - 3/5
'--> a decent MOH entry from the director of WRONG TURN.

october 3
9. THE WIZARD OF GORE (2007)* - 3/5
'--> crispin glover was born for these types of roles.
10. WARNING SIGN (1985)* - 3/5
'--> overlooked sci-fi/horror gem about a virus that makes people go crazy.

october 4
11. FEAR NO EVIL (1981)* - 3/5
'--> 80's supernatural son-of-satan cheese with an awesome soundtrack.
12. THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRIAN (2008)* - 2/5
'--> latest from the mind of clive barker. gory as hell but boring...the ending was interesting though.
13. HOME SICK (2007)* - 1/5
'--> bill moseley. good practical effects. soundtrack by zombi. that's about all this one had going for it.
14. NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS (1975)* - 4/5
'--> excellent abduction/torture exploitation flick. basically LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT...on a train!
15. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) - 5/5
'--> why isn't this on dvd? i can't wait to retire my bootleg. so fucking good.

october 5

october 6
16. BAD DREAMS (1988)* - 3/5
'--> another underrated 80's horror gem.
17. BLACK CHRISTMAS (2006) - 2/5
'--> could've been a decent remake if they didn't fuck up the origin. one of the hottest casts ever assembled.
18. BLOODSUCKING CINEMA (2007)* - 3/5
'--> pretty good documentary about vampires in film.
19. THE FRIGHTENERS (1996) - 4/5
'--> peter jackson makes the transition from indie to hollywood with this horror/comedy. effects look dated but it's still fun.
20. MASTERS OF HORROR: IMPRINT (2006) - 5/5
'--> takashi miike's MOH entry that was too graphic to air on tv.

october 7
21. VIDEODROME (1983) - 5/5
'--> easily my favorite cronenberg film and also one of my all time favorite films.
22. RABID (1977)* - 4/5
'--> can we get this released properly on dvd already?
23. THE BROOD (1979) - 4/5
'--> cronenberg's killer mutant kid masterpiece.
24. SCANNERS (1981) - 4/5
'--> head explosion scene still holds up well and so does the ending.
25. THE DEAD ZONE (1983) - 5/5
'--> stephen king and cronenberg? a match made in heaven.
26. THE FLY (1986) - 5/5
'--> a rarity. a remake that is better than the original.

october 8
27. JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER (2007)* - 4/5
'--> do you like SLITHER? do you like EVIL DEAD? then you'll probably like this too.
28. SESSION 9 (2001)* - 4/5
'--> slow burning psychological horror with a great ending.
29. SURVIVAL QUEST (1989)* - 3/5
'--> team of mercenaries terrorize a survival quest group.
30. THE HAPPENING (2008) - 1/5
'--> shyamalan has lost any bit of talent he once had. so bad it's fucking awesome!
31. IDLE HANDS (1999) - 3/5
'--> funny little horror/comedy with a young and hot jessica alba.

october 9
32. WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? (1976)* - 3/5
'--> like a spanish CHILDREN OF THE CORN...only more gruesome.
33. THE STRANGERS (2008)* - 3/5
'--> first 40 minutes were great but it was all downhill from there.

october 10
34. DEADLY FRIEND (1986)* - 3/5
'--> wes craven? kristy swanson? killer basketball? sold.
35. WICKED LAKE (2008)* - 2/5
'--> a group of guys attempt to terrorize a group of lesbian vampire-witches.
36. MASTERS OF HORROR: DEER WOMAN (2005)* - 3/5
'--> might not be the scariest MOH episode but it's easily the funniest.

october 11
37. THE HOWLING (1981) - 3/5
'--> early joe dante werewolf flick. the effects still hold up well.
38. HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF (1985)* - 2/5
'--> pretty weak sequel but it had it's moments. christopher lee and sybil danning's tits helped too.
39. GINGER SNAPS (2000) - 4/5
'--> awesome canadian film about a teenage girl struggling with being a werewolf.
40. DANCE OF THE DEAD (2008)* - 4/5
'--> had a blast with this one. a bunch of laughs and a bunch of zombies.

october 12
41. EVENT HORIZON (1997) - 3/5
'--> easily paul w.s. anderson's best film (really his only decent one). there's some disturbing shit to be seen on this spacecraft.
42. EYES OF A STRANGER (1981)* - 3/5
'--> part thriller, part slasher. jennifer jason leigh's acting debut.

october 13
43. SUNDOWN: THE VAMPIRE IN RETREAT (1990)* - 3/5
'--> quirky vampire/western hybrid. deborah foreman as a vampire = hot.

october 14
44. SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983) - 5/5
'--> one of my favorite slashers and of course the ending is incredibly creepy.
45. SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS (1988) - 3/5
'--> decent sequel but nowhere near as awesome as the first. the unique kills are the best parts.
46. SLEEPAWAY CAMP III: TEENAGE WASTELAND (1989) - 3/5
'--> more of the same but still just as entertaining.
47. RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP (2008)* - 2/5
'--> sheesh. nowhere near as good as i had hoped it would be. oh well.
48. THE ENTITY (1981)* - 4/5
'--> excellent supernatural horror based on a true story.
49. SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) - 5/5
'--> a masterpiece from top to bottom. i doubt we'll ever see another horror-comedy this good.

october 15
50. PHANTASM (1979) - 5/5
'--> one of my all time favorite horror films. great atmosphere. killer drill spheres. evil dwarfs. what more could you ask for?
51. PHANTASM II (1988) - 4/5
'--> this first sequel is pure action/horror but it works like a great revenge flick.
52. PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD (1994)* - 4/5
'--> this series gets more crazy as it goes along and i fucking love it.
53. PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION (1998)* - 4/5
'--> a perfect finale. everything comes full circle.

october 16
54. ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988)* - 3/5
'--> campy horror-comedy with a whole lot of cleavage.
55. MASTERS OF HORROR: INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD (2005) - 4/5
'--> don coscarelli delivers one of my favorite MOH entries.

october 17
56. THE BURNING (1981) - 4/5
'--> underrated 80's summer camp slasher with effects by tom savini.

october 18
57. THIRST (1979) - 4/5
'--> interesting little australian vampire/cult flick.
58. TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 (1985) - 3/5
'--> used to watch this all the time when i was younger. still enjoyable.

october 19
59. CHILD'S PLAY (1988) - 5/5
'--> so glad this classic is finally available in 16x9 widescreen.
60. CHILD'S PLAY 2 (1990) - 4/5
'--> solid follow up to the original.
61. CHILD'S PLAY 3 (1991) - 3/5
'--> this is when chucky starts saying all his cheesey one-liners. not as good as the previous films.
62. BRIDE OF CHUCKY (1998) - 3/5
'--> everything that was wrong with 90's horror can be found here but it's a guilty pleasure.

october 20
63. SEED OF CHUCKY (2004) - 2/5
'--> definitely the worst of the series.
64. MALEVOLENCE (2004) - 3/5
'--> a decent modern slasher that borrows elements from the HALLOWEEN and FRIDAY THE 13TH films.
65. SCREAM QUEENS (EPISODE #1.1) (2008)* - 2/5 [WILDCARD #1]
'--> new reality show consisting of 10 girls competing to be in SAW VI.

october 21
66. FIDO (2006) - 4/5
'--> canadian zomedy. george romero meets lassie.
67. CEMETERY MAN (1994) - 5/5
'--> one of my all time favorite zombie movies. existential and surreal.
68. NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984) - 4/5
'--> awesome 80's post-apocalyptic/zombie flick.
69. DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) - 4/5
'--> one of the best horror remakes ever. and this is from someone who loves the original.
70. NIGHTMARE CITY (1980) - 4/5
'--> the most brutal zombie film ever. non-stop killing.
71. DEAD ALIVE (1992) - 5/5
'--> gorey and funny. a classic.

october 22
72. FRONTIER(S) (2007)* - 4/5
'--> a french mixture of HOSTEL and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
73. THE FUNHOUSE (1981)* - 4/5
'--> tobe hooper used to make good horror movies. this was one of them.
74. THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (2007) - 4/5
'--> based on a true story. disturbing as fuck.
75. CRITTERS 3 (1991) - 2/5
'--> in my opinion the worst of the series. however, it does feature leonardo dicaprio's first role.
76. FEAST (2005) - 4/5
'--> survival horror with a dash of humor. can't wait to see the sequel.

october 23
77. TRAILER PARK OF TERROR (2008)* - 2/5
'--> killer white trash. not terrible but nothing really special going on either.
78. THE WICKER MAN (1973) - 4/5
'--> a classic. still creepy even after the laughably horrible remake.
79. SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999) - 4/5
'--> tim burton's visuals are perfect for this classic story.
80. APRIL FOOL'S DAY (1986) - 4/5
'--> most slasher enthusiasts don't care for the ending...i think it makes it unique.

october 24
81. IDENTITY (2003) - 3/5
'--> yea the 'twist' ending is lame but i've always been a fan of the rest of the film.

october 25
82. A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)* - 3/5
'--> entertaining roger corman flick starring a young dick miller.
83. LAST HOUSE IN THE WOODS (2006)* - 1/5
'--> rips off a ton of old horror cliches...horrible horrible horrible.
84. DEAD AND BURIED (1981) - 4/5
'--> underrated 80's gem with great atmosphere and effects work by stan winston.
85. THE SIMPSONS (TREEHOUSE OF HORROR III) (1992) - 5/5 [WILDCARD #2]
'--> killer krusty doll, homer as king kong and springfield zombies. awesome episode!

october 26
86. THE CAR (1977)* - 4/5
'--> awesome killer car movie. i can't believe i don't own this yet.
87. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) - 5/5
'--> a classic. great effects and great humor. probably my favorite werewolf movie.

october 27
88. TALES FROM THE CRYPT (AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE) (1989) - 5/5 [WILDCARD #3]
'--> probably my favorite TFTC episode. written by fred dekker and directed by robert zemeckis.

october 28
89. THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987) - 5/5
'--> loved it as a kid and still love it today. a masterpiece.
90. THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1971)* - 3/5
'--> decent british anthology film with christopher lee and peter cushing.
91. AUDITION (1999) - 5/5
'--> slow build up to one crazy finale. i love some takashi miike.
92. THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW (1983)* - 3/5
'--> typical cheesy yet entertaining 80's slasher.
93. SCREAM QUEENS (EPISODE #1.2) (2008)* - 2/5 [WILDCARD #4]
'--> new reality show consisting of 10 girls competing to be in SAW VI.
94. HIGH TENSION (2003) - 4/5
'--> would've been perfect if they left out that shitty "twist" ending.

october 29
95. SUSPIRIA (1977) - 5/5
'--> this was my first argento experience. i haven't looked at horror movies the same since.
96. INFERNO (1980) - 4/5
'--> second part of argento's 'three mothers' trilogy. not as good as SUSPIRIA but still very atmospheric.
97. MOTHER OF TEARS (2007)* - 3/5
'--> not quite as bad as people say but still a major letdown.
98. IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (1966) - 5/5 [WILDCARD #5]
'--> i still enjoy this timeless classic.
99. NIGHTBREED (1990) - 4/5
'--> crazy ass monster movie from the mind of clive barker.

october 30
100. FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) - 5/5
'--> must have watched this dozens of times when i was a kid. still holds up well.

october 31
101. FEAST II: SLOPPY SECONDS (2008)* - 3/5
'--> first half was great but it quickly loses steam and the lame cgi takes over.
102. MAD MONSTER PARTY (1969)* - 3/5
'--> i can't believe i had never seen this rankin-bass classic.
103. FREDDY VS. JASON (2003)* - 3/5
'--> not half as bad as i thought it would be. not sure why i avoided it for so long.

* = first time viewing


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