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Oct. 1 The Giovanni Lombardo Radice "I think he's playing the same character" Double Feature
01. Cannibal Apocalypse¹ (1980)
02. City of the Living Dead¹ (1980) Drill scene FTW
Oct. 2
03. Cemetery Man¹ (1994)
Oct. 3
04. Phantasm (1979)
Oct. 4
05. Ju-on¹ (2000)
06. The Tingler¹ (1959)
07. Theatre of Blood (1973)
Oct. 5
08. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Oct. 6
09. Freaks (1932)
10. The Evil Dead (1981)
Oct. 7
11. Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987) Workshed.
Oct. 8
12. Army of Darkness (1992)
13. White Zombie (1932)
Oct. 9
14. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
15. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
16. Wes Craven's New Nightmare¹ (1994)
17. Swamp Thing (1982) Adrienne Barbeau's boobies. God bless ya Wes Craven!
Oct. 10
18. Gui da gui (Spooky Encounters)¹ (1980)
19. Geung si sin sang (Mr. Vampire) (1985) That's TWO 80s HK horror comedies, and TWO chickens dead. At least.
Oct. 11
20. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
Oct. 12
21. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
22. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
23. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Oct. 17
24. The Kiss of the Vampire¹ (1963) That's five straight Of The's for those counting....
25. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
26. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) Now only remarkable for the scene where the guy calls his girlfriend a fat ass.
27. Fright Night (1985)
28. Near Dark¹ (1987)
Oct. 18
29. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
30. The Golem (1920)
31. Nosferatu (1922)
Oct. 19
32. Dracula (1931)
33. Frankenstein (1931)
34. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
35. The Old Dark House (1932)
36. The Mummy (1932)
37. The Invisible Man (1933)
38. The Black Cat (1934)
Oct. 20
39. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
40. Werewolf of London (1935)
41. The Raven (1935)
42. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
43. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
44. The Wolf Man (1941) 13 Universal horror classics in two days. What'd I miss?
Oct. 21
45. Cat People (1942)
46. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
47. The Seventh Victim¹ (1943) Jacqueline Gibson, Maude Lebowski. Separated at birth?
48. Curse of the Cat People¹ (1944) tho now having seen it, I wonder if it qualifies....
Oct. 22
49. The Body Snatcher¹ (1945)
50. Bedlam¹ (1946)
51. The Corpse Vanishes (1942) Ugh this Monogram clunker knocked that good RKO taste right outta my mouth.
52. Bowery at Midnight (1942) Little better.
53. Zombies on Broadway¹ (1945)
Oct. 23
54. King of the Zombies (1941)
55. Hold That Ghost¹ (1941)
56. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
57. Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man¹ (1951)
58. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy¹ (1955)
59. The Raven (1963)
Oct. 24
60. The Leopard Man¹ (1943)
61. Night of the Demon¹ (1957)
62. The Comedy of Terrors (1964)
63. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
64. The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
65. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
66. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Oct. 26
67. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
68. The Cat and the Canary (1927)
69. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
70. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
71. Supernatural (1933)
Oct. 27
72. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
73. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
74. Son of Dracula (1943)
75. House of Frankenstein (1944)
76. House of Dracula¹ (1945)
77. Young Frankenstein (1974) The one intentionally funny movie I saw today.
Oct. 28
78. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
79. The City of the Dead¹ (1960)
80. Carnival of Souls (1962)
81. Theatre of Death¹ (1967)
82. The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Oct. 29
83. Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966) Christopher Lee + Rasputin = Mad Pimpin'
84. The Conqueror Worm aka Witchfinder General¹ (1968)
85. The Wicker Man (1973)
Oct. 30
86. House of Wax (1953)
Oct. 31. Halloween!!!
87. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
88. The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
89. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
90. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
91. Horror of Dracula (1958)
92. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
93. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
94. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
95. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
96. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
97. Day of the Dead (1985)

¹ means I hadn't seen it before

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1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
2. Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
3. Sick Girl
4. Dreams in the Witch House
5. Land of the Dead
6. Nightmare on Elm Street
7. Nightmare on Elm Street Part II
8. Dawn of of the Dead (2006)
9. Waxwork
10. Waxwork II: Lost in Time
11. Jeepers Creepers
12. Homecoming
13. Jennifer
14. Phantom of the Opera (Argento)
15. Friday the 13th
16. Friday the 13th Part 2
17. Friday the 13th Part 3
18. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
19. The Devil's Rejects
20. Let's Scare Jessica to Death
21. May
22. Below
23. Cemetary Man
24. Psycho
25. Carnival of Souls
26. Dawn of the Dead (European Cut)
27. Evil Dead
28. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
29. The Grudge (DC)
30. Ringu
31. Ringu 2
32. An American Werewolf in London
33. Ringu 0
34. Se7en
35. Dead Alive
36. The Frighteners (DC)
37. Ju-on
38. Freddy vs. Jason
39. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
40. Dance of the Dead
41. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (Unrated)
42. Live Feed (Unrated)
43. Chocolate
44. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
45. Prom Night
46. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
47. Rest Stop (Unrated)
48. Memento Mori
49. Imprint
50. Face
51. Below
52. Happy Birthday to Me
53. The Beast of Yucca Flats
54. Chiller
55. Jason X
56. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
57. Wes Craven's New Nightmare
58. Scream
59. Scream 2
60. Scream 3
61. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
62. I Know What You Did Last Summer
63. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
64. It Waits
65. I Will Always Know What You Did Last Summer
66. The Grudge 2
67. Pet Semetary
68. The Devil's Rejects
69. Halloween
70. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
71. Child's Play
72. Child's Play 3
73. Bride of Chucky
74. Seed of Chucky
75. Demon Hunter
76. Zombie Honeymoon
77. Dead and Breakfast
78. Dementia 13
79. Evil Dead II
80. Army of Darkness
81. 28 Days Later
82. White Zombie
83. Freaks
84. Feast
85. Suspiria
86. The Phantom of the Opera (Argento)
87. The Others
88. Signs
89. The Eye
90. The Eye 2
91. Eyes Without A Face
92. An American Werewolf in Paris
93. The Sixth Sense
94. Peeping Tom
95. Halloween 4
96. Halloween 5
97. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
98. The Exorcist
99. Dominion
100. The Thing (1982)
101. Shaun of the Dead
102. The Birds
103. Blue Velvet
104. I Spit on Your Grave
105. Candyman
106. The Omen (2006)
107. The Omen III
108. Mask of the Red Death
109. Pitch Black
110. Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
111. Jaws
112. The Haunting (1963)
113. Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh
114. Misery
115. Near Dark
116. Cube
117. Saw (DC)
118. Saw II (DC)
119. Saw III
120. Cursed (Unrated)
121. Venom (2005)
122. HellBent
123. The Tooth Fairy
124. The Killer Shrews
125. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)(Colorized)
126. Funny Games
127. Wes Craven Presents: They
128. Vampires: Los Muertos
129. Bubba Ho-tep
130. Halloween Resurrection
131. Beyond the Wall of Sleep
132. The Howling IV: The Original Nightmare
133. The Howling V: The Rebirth
134. Silence of the Lambs
135. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
136. Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
137. Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
138. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
139. Rosemary's Baby

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1) Dolls (1987)
2) Doll Graveyard (2005)
3) Prom Night (1980)
4) Graduation Day (1981)
5) Don't Open the Door (1975)
6) Don't Go in the House (1980)
7) The Amityville Horror (1979)
8) The Amityville Horror (2005)


9) Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
10) Feast of Flesh (1967)


11) Werewolf of London (1935)
12) She-Wolf of London (1946)
13) Werewolves on Wheels (1971)
14) Race with the Devil (1975)


15) Sangre de Vírgenes (1967)
16) The Curious Dr. Humpp (1967)


17) The Return of the Vampire (1943)


18) Friday the 13th (1980)
19) Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)


20) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
21) A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)


22) Terror in the Midnight Sun (1958)
23) Invasion of the Animal People (1962)
24) The Child (1977)
25) The Children (1980)
26) Satan's Children (1975)
27) Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)


28) Asylum of Satan (1971)
29) Nuda per Satana (1974)
30) Satan's Little Helper (2004)
31) The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970)


32) I Drink Your Blood (1970)
33) I Eat Your Skin (1964/1970)
34) The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
35) The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985)


36) When a Stranger Calls (1979)
37) When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)


38) When a Stranger Calls (2006)
39) The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
40) Tourist Trap (1979)


41) Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
42) Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter (1984)
43) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)
44) Waxworks (1924)
45) Kwaidan (1965)


46) The Monster Club (1980)
47) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
48) A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
49) City of Rott (2005)
50) City of The Living Dead (1980)
51) Flesh Eater: Revenge of the Living Dead (1988)


52) Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)


53) It's Alive (1973)


54) It Lives Again (1978)
55) It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987)
56) The Island of the Fishmen (1979)


57) 2001 Maniacs (2005)
58) Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002)
59) Blood Sucking Freaks (1976)


60) The Corpse Grinders (1972)
61) Zinda Laash (1967)


62) Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
63) Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
64) The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)


65) Horror of Dracula (1958)
66) A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
67) Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
68) May (2002)
69) Stacy (2001)


70) Death Curse of Tartu (1967)
71) Sting of Death (1966)
72) The Body Beneath (1970)


73) Cemetery Man (1994)


74) The Mummy (1932)
75) The Mummy (1959)


76) The Mummy's Hand (1940)
77) The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
78) The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
79) The Mummy's Curse (1944)


80) Sisters (1973)
81) Blood Sisters (1987)


82) Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (1988)
83) Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
84) Plaga Zombie (1997)
85) Plaga Zombie: Zona Mutante (2001)
86) Masters of Horror: "The Damned Thing" (2006)


87) Dead Men Walking (2005)
88) Zombi 3 (1988)
89) After Death (1988)
90) The Nights of Terror (1981)
91) The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
92) Son of Frankenstein (1939)
93) The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)


94) Kiss Me Quick! (1964)
95) House On Bare Mountain (1962)
96) Evil Come Evil Go (1972)
97) Terror at Orgy Castle (1971)
98) Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
99) Candyman (1992)


100) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942)
101) House of Frankenstein (1944)


102) Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922)
103) The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1920)
104) Dracula's Daughter (1936)
105) Son of Dracula (1943)

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October 1 -
1. The Exorcist (the version you should never have seen)
2. Lair of the White Worm
October 2 -
3.Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell*
October 7 -
5.Lord of Illusions
October 8 -
7.Bride of Frankenstein
October 9 -
8.Skeleton Key*
October 14 -
9.Plan Nine From Outer Space
10.Bride of the Monster
October 15 -
11.Son of Frankenstein
October 19 -
12.Ghost of Frankenstein
October 23 -
13.House of Frankenstein
October 24 -
15.Dracula's Daughter
16.Son of Dracula
October 25 -
17.House of Dracula
18.Werewolf of London
October 26 -
19.The Wolf Man
20.Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
October 28 -
21.Saw III* (hey, did'ya know you could watch movies in a theatre?!?)
22.The Mummy (1932)
October 29 -
23.Hard Candy*
24.The Mummy's Hand
25.The Mummy's Tomb
26.The Mummy's Ghost
27.The Mummy's Curse
October 30 -
29.Eyes Without a Face*
30.The Invisible Man

* indicates first time viewing

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**** GOAL: 20 Films ****
I'd like to watch more, but law school really doesn't permit as such...

October 1 -
1. Saw: Uncut
October 2 -
Saw: Uncut - Special features
2. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) + Special features
October 3 -
3. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
October 4 -
3½. Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Shocking Truth - I won't count it as a whole movie, but I'm going to count the documentaries as half a movie because they still take up a decent chunk of my precious time.
October 5 -
4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Flesh Wounds - Seven Stories of the Saw
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Special features
October 8 -
5. The Birds + Special features
6. Frankenstein
October 9 -
7. Bride of Frankenstein
October 10 -
8. Son of Frankenstein
Octover 12 -
9. Ghost of Frankenstein
October 14 -
10. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf-Man
October 15 -
11. House of Frankenstein
12. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Part 2
October 16 -
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Part 2 - Special Features
October 17 -
13. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
October 19 -
14. The Wolf Man
October 22 -
15. The House on Haunted Hill (1999)
16. She-Wolf of London
October 23 -
17. Werewolf of London
18. Killer Klowns from Outer Space
October 24 -
19. Halloween 4
October 26 -
Halloween 4 - Special features
October 27 -
21. Silver Bullet
22. Halloween 5
October 29 -
Halloween 5 - Special features
Saw II: Uncut - Special features

23. Jason X
October 30 -
24. 28 Days Later...
25. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
October 31 -
26. Halloween

Other Movies Seen:
Jackass 2
The Departed

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1. 10/01/06 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003, DVD - my collection)
Yes, I began my Halloween movie viewing with a remake... so call me a hypocrite. But I did LOVE this version of the movie. It managed to be just as creepy as the original and still manage to throw in a few extra scares. And... the prequel comes out on Wednesday and I wanted to reacquaint myself with the movie. I had actually planned to watch a whole bunch more today to kick off the official Halloween season, but it was a major "catch up on chores" day. We did watch Wizard of Oz twice (my daughter LOVES it). Does that count??? There is a witch (actually 3 witches) and scary flying monkeys.

2. 10/02/06 - Sssssss (1973, DVR - Encore Mystery)
I remember seeing a commercial for this movie on late night broadcast television about 25 years ago when I was about 8 years old. It looked MUCH scarier then.

3. 10/03/06 - Prom Night (1980, DVD - my collection)
Presented in all of its full frame boom-mic-in-almost-every-shot glory Another movie that I watched as a kid and remembering it being much better back then. I actually used to play "Prom Night" with some (now distant) cousins of mine back then One of us would be the killer, the others would be the victims. Most kids my ager were readng comics... I was playing "Prom Night".
Aside from the first 5 minutes of the movie, the first hour is pretty dull. Only the last 30 minutes actually feature the killer doing anything... then the picture is too dark to actually see anything.

4. 10/04/06 - Army of Darkness: Director's Cut (1992, DVD - my collection)
"Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun." More of an action movie than horror, but it IS a sequel to an Evil Dead movie. Fun and campy. The "Director's Cut" ending was WAY better than the theatrical version.

5. 10/06/06 - The Grudge (2004, DVD - my collection)
I got this from a friend of mine about a year ago and I just finally got around to watching it. Good movie... pretty creepy. I'll have to check out Ju-on: The Grudge and The Grudge 2 now as well. I might do a "Dead-A-Thon" next week... one "Dead" movie each night.

6. 10/07/06 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006, Theater)
Very similar to the 2003 version. Obviously being "The Beginning", it showed more of how it all started, but it had a similar vibe to the previous installment. Of course, when there are characters in this movie that are the next one as well, you know that they aren't going to die and that the characters that aren't in the next one will. So it kind of takes the "is he/she going to die?" element out of it. But it was still fun... and gory.

7. 10/08/06 - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, DVD – My collection)
After a day at the pumpkin patch with the fam, this was the perfect thing to watch. I never realized it before, but when Sally is yelling at Linus in the pumpkin patch it sounds like Joey Lauren Adams yelling at Ben Affleck in the rain in Chasing Amy.

8. 10/08/06 - Night of the Living Dead (1968, DVD – my collection)
I watched the colorized version with the audio commentary by Mike Nelson of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”. I’ve seen this movie so many times so I needed a slight variation. I’ve actually had this DVD version for a while. I figured now was a good time to pull it out and watch it. The commentary, while not very informative, is hilarious.

9. 10/09/06 - 10/10/06 - Dawn of the Dead (1978, DVD – my collection)
After almost an hour into the movie on Monday night, fatigued started kicking my ass and I had to give in and go to sleep. So I finished the rest of the movie tonight. This kinda sucks since the original Dawn of the Dead is my favorite zombie movie. I would rather have watched it all the way through. As I write this, I am practically falling asleep (yeah, I'm turning into a whimp... a 2 year old will do that to ya) so I will wait until tomorrow to start Day of the Dead.

10. 10/13/06 - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, DVD – My Collection)
What else would you expect me to watch. As I said to my wife when she asked which Final Chapter this was... "Well, actually, they've only lied to us twice when they said it was the last Jason movie." This was the last of the "old school" Jason before he became "undead".

11. 10/14/06 - Hocus Pocus (1993, Cable - Disney Channel)
I started watching this with the intention of turing on something more "sinister"... then I got hooked and watched the whole thing. Fun movie. My daughter has a thing for wtiched now so it kept her mildly entertained as well. I'll have to pick up the DVD if I can find it for cheap.

12. 10/14/06 - Saturday The 14th (1981, DVD - Borrowed)
What else did you expect me to watch? Seriously though, I had just remembered that I was borrowing this from a friend and figured tonight was good time to watch it. Cheesy, but fun spoof on horror movies. I'd pick this up too if I found it cheap.

13. 10/16/06 - Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990, DVR - IFC)
The last time I saw this movie was opening night at The Norridge Theater back '90. I liked it enough, but that was before I had seen any of the other "Chainsaw" movies in their entirety. Watching it tonight I realized how tame and "purified" it is compared to it's predecessors and the recent remake and it's prequel. It was truly "Leatherface for the early 90s". It's obvious that New Line Cinema was trying to make a franchise out of Leatherface to keep up with Freddy, Jason, Pinhead, Chucky, etc... I guess the world wasn't ready for that quite yet. I did like the movie, I just never realized any of what I just mentioned before viewing it tonight.

14. 10/20/06 - Silent Hill

15. 10/21/06 - When A Stranger Calls Back

16. 10/24/06 - Psycho II

17. 10/25/06 - Chopping Mall

18. 10/25/06 - Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist

19. 10/26/06 - Burnt Offerings

20. 10/26/06 - The Wolf Man

21. 10/27/06 - Dracula

22. 10/30/06 - Hostel (2005, DVD)
I tried to see this in the theater when it came out, but I wasn't fast enough. But after getting a "go-ahead" from some of my "Monster Show" buddies, I bought the DVD for $6.99 back in August. I just got around to watching it now. Good movie. I definitely got enough bang for my buck.

23. 10/30/06 - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986, DVD)
I have only seen this once in the past, but remember liking it so I picked up the "Gruesome Edition" a couple of weeks ago. I'm glad I did. What a fun movie! Although I don't remember it looking so "80s"... probably because it was the 80s when I saw this last.

10/31/06 -
I'd like to report that I had a "Halloween-A-Thon", but this just didn't happen. Aside from about 5 minutes of Mickey's House of Villains and 5 minutes of Regis and Kelly (hey, they had a Halloween theme!!), the only thing on the TV was The Wiggles and Barney for my daughter. The rest of the day was spent doing Halloween things: Pictures at Sears, pumpkin carving, trick or treating, visit to Grandma's, etc... and I am ok with that. My goal was 31, I did 23. I'll try again next year.


1. 10/1/06 - The Wizard of Oz (1939 - DVD - my collection) - Not really "horror" but hey, it has a witch... that, and my 2 year old loves to watch it.

2. 10/5/06 - South Park: Pink Eye (1997 - DVD - my collection) - I only had time to watch something quick tonight so I opted for a little Halloween in South Park.

3. 10/08/06 - Alvin and the Chipmunks – Trick or Treason (2006, DVD – my collection)
4. 10/08/06 - Alvin and the Chipmunks – Babysitter Fright Night (2006, DVD – my collection)
5. 10/08/06 - Alvin and the Chipmunks – Theodore's Life As A Dog (2006, DVD – my collection)
6. 10/08/06 - Alvin and the Chipmunks – Nightmare On Seville Street (2006, DVD – my collection)
I needed something “Halloween-related” to watch before my daughter went to bed so Alvin and the Chipmunks it was. Really, the only episodes on this DVD that actually fit the bill are “Trick or Treason” and “Nightmare On Seville Street”, but they were all fun enough to watch.

7. 10/11/06 - Tales From The Darkside: "All A Clone By The Telephone" (1985, DVR - Sci-Fi Channel)
A couple of weeks ago, the Sci-Fi channel started airing re-runs of Tales From The Darkside, the eerie TV series from the 80s. I started DVRing it this week. I used to watch this show at like 11:30pm back in the day. Fun, "Twilight Zone"-like episodes. We taped the Halloween episode of the World of the Weird Monster Show so I didn't get home until after 10pm. I didn't feel up to watching a full movie so an episode of Tales From The Darkside fit nicely.

8. 10/12/06 - Scary Godmother - Halloween Spooktakular (2003, DVD - my collection)
I spent most of the day working outside in the cold today so it's early to bed for me. I needed to turn on something Halloween-ish, yet kid friendly. My 2 year old actually watched most of it with me. I guess my "Dead-A-Thon" was cut short a little early. I'll have to pick up with Day of the Dead in the near future.

10/15/06 - see below
Well, my Halloween viewing for 10/15 was kind of "bleh". The wife and I did a dinner and a movie ("Man of the Year"). By the time we got home it was late and we had tons of laundry to put away from my trip to the laundramat that afternoon. So I turned on Tales from the Darkside: The Madness Room and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: Hell Hath Fury in the the background. But in all honesty... I wasn't really paying attention to with either show and couldn't tell you what either one was about (except that an iron was attacking Garth Marenghi in one scene).

9. 10/17/06 - Home Improvement: Haunting of Taylor House (1992, DVD - My Collection)
Making it an early night. But had to watch this fun Halloween episode of Home Improvement before bed.

10. 10/18/06 - The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror

11. 10/19/06 - The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II

12. 10/27/06 - The Munsters: Original Unaired Pilot ("My Fair Munster")

13. 10/27/06 - The Munsters: Munster Masquerade

14. 10/27/06 - The Old Dark House (the first 25 minutes of it anyway)

15. 10/28/06 - Little Einsteins - "Little Einsteins Halloween"

16. 10/28/06 - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - "Mickey's Treat"

17. 10/28/06 - Halloween Room By Room Style

18. 10/28/06 - America's Scariest Halloween Attractions

19. 10/29/06 - Halloween On Ice
Thought the little one would like this with all the characters skating... she didn't, neither did we. Ended up fast forwarding through most of it.

20. 10/29/06 - That '70s Show - "Too Old To Trick, Too Young To Die"
The cast all experience some kind of experience that resembles one of the Hitchcock thrillers. Lots of fun. Another cool thing about this episode is the opening credits: Cheap Trick's rendition of "In The Streets" with added ghoulish Halloween keyboards... AWESOME!!

21. 10/29/06 - Movies That Shook The World: The Exorcist
People were fainting in the theaters and many people had to get up and leave when this was first released??? What a bunch of wusses!!! I know, I know. Times were different in 1973. I just sounds odd to hear about all of that. Jeez, those same people would probably have a heart attack if they saw one of the "Saw" movies back then.

22. 10/29/06 - It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Yes, I know I watched this already. But we had to turn on something that the little one might sit through while we got ready to go out. I did fast-forward though the "World War I Flying Ace" scene... BORING!!!!!

23. 10/30/06 - Mickey's House of Villains (2002, DVD)
Well, we didn't watch ALL of this as the little one needed a bath. We will probably watch the rest of it tomorrow afternoon. Some fun shorts in this one.

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October 1st
1. Hard Candy - ***1/2 This one caught me by surprise, I'd heard some buzz, but wasn't expecting this. A bit cringe inducing, but I enjoyed this one.
2. The Shining - **** Jack is unequaled in these types of roles. This one never gets old.

October 2nd
3. Nightmare Before Christmas **** I thoroughly enjoyed this movie so much more this year. I think that with so many wannabe movies of this genre cropping up, I now have a new appreciation for Tim Burton at his best.
4. Frankenstein *** My first time viewing the movie that has inspired so many versions. I was amazed at how clean this picture was for its age.
5. Sleepy Hollow *** I love what Johnny Depp does with any character that he plays. Nothing especially special about this one, but it made for a good popcorn flick.

October 3rd
6. Silent Hill 1/2* - I simply don't enjoy these types of movies. I can't express how little patience I have for horror flicks, but in the spirit of Halloween, I thought that I'd give it a try. I should have slept.
7. Corpse Bride **1/2 - A pick me up after Silent Hill. Not as good as I thought it would be, but I enjoyed it enough nonetheless.

October 6th
8. Dracula - ***1/2 - I loved this. Again, I first time viewing for me (along with Frankenstein) and thoroughly enjoyed it.
9. Bram Stoker's Dracula - **** One of my favorites (even with Keanu Reeves in it). Gary Oldman never disappoints.

October 7th
10. Cemetary Man * - Yuck. Again, I try to watch a few with some gore, but grow tired very quickly.
11. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - **** Aah, I nice classice to close out the evening before my long break. This is a MUST SEE every fall.

I'm swamped with work and other family activities until October 15th.....a long outage, but I'll be back at this next week....it's been fun so far, structured viewing.

My Goal is 31 movies in 31 days!

I'm Back!!!

October 15th
12. Scream - **1/2 Pure popcorn flick. I enjoy one of these ever so often. After all the send-ups, this is quite good on the 12th time around.
13. John Carpenter's The Thing **** Classic, simply stated. This one gets better each year, I insist on introducing at least one of my friends to this one and give out copies each year.

October 16th
14. From Dusk til Dawn - *** Brilliant, then it sinks real fast in the last 1/4, but I've grown to appreciate that final segment over the years. The lines that my husband quotes....
15. Shaun of the Dead - *** I may have missed most of the references, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one, laughed out loud and appreciated the corniness. Good stuff.

October 17th
17. Saw - 1/2* for me. ***1/2 for my husband. Disgusting. He enjoyed it thoroughly.

October 19th
18. Carrie **** Another classic, dated and all, I enjoy watching Sissy Spacek, a very young William Katt and Amy Irving. That Piper Laurie still freaks me out.
19. Christine **** - These movies are from my youth, I think that I'll always enjoy them.

October 23rd
20. May - ***1/2 - A nice surprise. Picked this up based on the glowing recommendation from a reviewer on this board.
21. Frailty *** - Didn't see that coming, but I tend to like anything with Bill Paxton in it.
22. Donnie Darko - **1/2 - Weird, yet it pulled me in until the closing credits rolled.

October 24th
23. 28 Days Later - ***1/2 - Really enjoyed this one. Fairly straight-forward zombie flick sans all the gore. My kind of movie.
24. Bubba Ho-Tep - **1/2 - Was I supposed to laugh throughout this one?

October 25th
25. Jacob's Ladder - ** - Not holding up so well. I remember catching this in the theatre, so many years ago with some friends and raving about it for weeks. Youth.
26. Halloween - **** The quintessential classic. What would the Halloween season be w/o a viewing of this movie? Still creeps me out.

October 26th
27. Nightmare on Elm Street - **1/2 - Another one that didn't quite hold up for me.
*** Sleepy Hollow - Rewatch w/ friends
28. Poltergeist

October 27th
29. Monster House ***1/2 - Very entertaining and the animation was amazing. Not for the little ones (however, that's your call). A new permanent on my annual Halloween viewing list.
30. The Lost Boys - **1/2 - First Corey Haim flick of the evening - Held up better than I anticipated. Good popcorn fun!
31. Silver Bullet - **1/2 Enjoyed this one, but had to get more popcorn to keep me firmly situated on the couch....Long evening with some friends, who looked at me strangely for adding this one to the list

October 29th
Up next for this evening - The Frighteners. I fear that it will not hold up well, but it should be fun.

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1. Dead Zone (1983) - One of my favorite Stephen King adaptations. A wonderful sense of dread through the whole movie.
2. The Fog (1980)
- Definitely underated. Some may think it's cheesy, but I LOVE the synth music in the film

3. The Lost Boys (1987)

4. Poltergeist (1982)

5. The Prince of Darkness (1987)

6. Se7en (1995)

7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

8. Feast (2005)

9. Saw 3 (2006)

10. 28 Days Later (2003)

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10/31, started at midnight:

1. Imprint
2. Slither
3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Documentary 1
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Red = First Time Viewing

October 1:
1. Identity (2003; James Mangold) B+

October 2:
2. The Blair Witch Project (1999; Eduardo Sanchez & Daniel Myrick) B+
3. Phantasm (1979; Don Coscarelli) B-

October 4:
4. Hold That Ghost (1941; Arthur Lubin) A

October 5:
5. Idle Hands (1999; Rodman Flender) B+
6. The Woods (2005; Lucky McKee) C

October 6:
7. The Kingdom (1995; Lars von Trier) B+
8. Cat People (1943; Jacques Tourneur) B

October 7:
9. The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad (1949; James Algar, Clyde Geronimi & Jack Kinney) A-

October 8:
10. Sleepy Hollow (1999; Tim Burton) A-
11. Wolf Creek (2005; Greg MacLean) C+

October 9:
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984; Wes Craven) B+
13. The Leopard Man (1943; Jacques Tourneur) B-

October 12:
14. The Uninvited Guest (2004; Guillem Morales) B-

October 13:
15. Friday the 13th (1980; Sean S. Cunningham) C

October 15:
16. Hard Candy (2006; David Slade) B-

October 16:
17. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988; John Carl Buechler) C

October 17:
18. Feast (2005; John Gulager) B

October 19:
19. Salvage (2006; Joshua & Jeffrey Crook) C+

October 24:
20. Edmond (2006; Stuart Gordon) B+
21. The Prophecy (1995; Gregory Widen) C
22. Black Sabbath (1963; Mario Bava) B+

October 25:
23. Shaun of the Dead (2004; Edgar Wright) B+

October 29:
24. Saw III (2006; Darren Lynn Bousman) D
25. The Frighteners (Director's Cut) (1996; Peter Jackson) B+
26. Dark Waters (1994; Mariano Baino) B

October 30:
27. Below (2002; David Twohy) A-

October 31:
28. May (2003; Lucky McKee) B+
29. Frankenstein (1931; James Whale) B+
30. Bride of Frankenstein (1935; James Whale) A-
31. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966; Alan Rafkin) B+

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This is going to a short list because of class and work.

1. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
2. Scream
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Originally Posted by gutwrencher

Rocktober 1st:

1. Death Walks At Midnight
2. The Howling
3. Frankenstein(75th Ann)
4. Tombs of the Blind Dead
5. Cannibal Terror
6. The Mummy('59)
7. Misterious De Ultratumba(Black Pit of Dr. M)
8. Body Snatcher(Val Lewton)
9. Cat People(Val Lewton)
As of right now...

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1. Hard Candy (2006)
2. Cat People (1943)


3. Dumplings (2004)


4. Cure (1997)

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I think I'm now done,so here is my * to **** rating on the films,though my opinions may change in the future. I won't rate the theatrical films though,since it's too early to tell how I liked them.


1: Frankenstein: 1931 **** (6:10 P.M.)
2: Bride of Frankenstein **** (7:25 P.M.)
3: The Amityville Horror:1979 **1/2 (9:30 P.M.)


4: THEM! **** (10 P.M.)


5: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (theater) (5:25 P.M.)


6: Suspira : unrated (laserdisc) **** (9:30 P.M.)
7: Scream: unrated Directors Cut (laserdisc) **** (11:30 P.M.)


8: CreepShow *** (9 P.M.)


9: The Thing From Another World *** (4 P.M.)
10: Going To Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (tv) ** (8 P.M.)
11: Jason Lives: Friday the 13th part 6 **** (10 P.M.)


12: The Blob: 1958 *** (9 P.M.)
13: Return of the Living Dead Part 2 (VHS) *** (11 P.M.)


14: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 1974 **** (6 P.M.)
15: The People Under The Stairs **** (7:30 P.M.)


16: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 2003 *1/2 (9:30 P.M.)


17: The Howling **** (9:30 P.M.)
18: Silver Bullet *** (11:30 P.M.)


19: Zombie *** (10:50 P.M.)


20: Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 *** (9:30 P.M.)


21: SAW 3 (theater) (7 P.M.)
22: The Last House on the Left **** (10:30 P.M.)


23: Tremors **** (8:45 P.M.)
24: FEAST *** (10:40 P.M.)

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Greetings all you ghouls and goblins! Happy Shocktober!
I will just post for fun, not competing at all but this thread looks cool. Off to the vid store for (hopefully) the new "Texas Chainsaw..." SE

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October 2nd

1) 12 AM: The Unknown ('27).... Loved it
2) 1 AM: London After Midnight.... since the movie has long been lost, TCM gathered a bunch of stills and recreated the movie.
3) 2 AM: Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell.... Liked it a lot.
4) 3:30 AM: Invasion of the Body Snatchers '78..... Nearly as good as the original.

October 3rd

1) 1:15 AM: The Addams Family.... One of my favorites.
2) 3:15 AM: The Card Player.... Movie wasn't as awful as I thought it would be..... until the last 10-15 minutes.
3) 5:50 PM: Addams Family Values.... Great sequel.

October 4th

1) 2:15 AM: Dead and Breakfast.... Not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but it's still very entertaining.
2) 9 PM: Tenebre.... One of the best Italian horror movies. I love Argento.

October 5th

1) 2:15 AM: Halloween: 25 Years of Terror.... Great documentary. A Halloween fanboy's wet dream.
2) 11 PM: Halloween.... After the documentary I was so in the mood to watch this. Still one of my favorites and always will be.

October 6th

1) 12:30 AM: Halloween 2.... One of my favorite horror sequels.
2) 2:30 PM: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.... Surprisingly good. Plenty of gore for you gorehounds out there

October 9th

1) 10:15 PM: Nightmare City.... Umberto Lenzi should be ashamed of himself. Total piece of shit.

October 10th

1) 12 AM: Hell of the Living Dead.... Zombie movie meets Cannibal Holocaust. I loved it.
2) 3:30 AM: The House by the Cemetery.... I love Fulci
3) 5:30 AM: City of the Living Dead.... Easily one of Fulci's best.
4) 7:15 AM: Phantasm 2.... One of my favorite horror sequels.
5) 9 PM: The Seventh Seal.... I loved it. If you can handle reading subtitles, I highly recommend it.
6) 10:40 PM: The Virgin Spring.... Another great Ingmar Bergman film. The movie that inspired The Last House on the Left. Fantastic.

October 11th

1) 3:30 AM: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie.... Great, underrated zombie movie.

October 12th

1) 3:30 AM: Lifeforce.... Very entertaining and I enjoyed it a lot. Mathilda May is insanely hot.

October 13th

1) 12:45 AM: Deliverance.... Great movie, great cast.
2) 3:15 AM: Re-Animator.... Easily one of my favorite horror movies of all time. Borderline top 5.
3) 10 PM: The Haunting '63.... My 2nd favorite haunted house movie behind House on Haunted Hill '58

October 14th

1) 12 AM: Poltergeist.... Still creeps me out big time.
2) 2 AM: Plan 9 From Outer Space.... Laughably bad, but you can tell Ed Wood really put a lot of effort in his movies.
3) 3:30 AM: Bride of the Monster.... Once again, laughably bad. But, Ed Wood put a lot into his movies. The not-working octopus was hilarious.
4) 4:45 AM: The Old Dark House.... Just a great movie.

October 16th

1) 1:15 AM: Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS.... A movie I won't forget for a long time.
2) 4:15 AM: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde '32.... A classic. Loved every second of it.

October 19th

1) 4 AM: House of Usher '60.... Classic. Vincent Price can do no wrong.

October 20th

1) 2 AM: Night of the Living Dead '90.... One of the best horror remakes of all time. I also watched The Dead Walk featurette which was really interesting as well.
2) 4:30 AM: They Live.... Awesome movie. Piper's great. I love it.

October 22nd

1) 1:40 AM: The Devil's Backbone.... Extremely creepy. Phenomenal movie.
2) 3:30 PM: An American Werewolf in London.... One of my favorites. By far has the best looking werewolf transformation in any movie.
3) 5:30 PM: The Evil Dead.... Although I don't like Army of Darkness at all or Evil Dead 2 much, I still think ED is a classic.

October 23rd

1) 2:05 AM: Calvaire.... Very unique. I enjoyed it a lot.

October 24th

1) 9:45 PM: Halloween 5.... Bleh. One of the worst in the series
2) 11:45 PM: Halloween 4.... Haven't seen it in a year, but I liked it a lot more than I remember.

October 25th

1) 3:45 AM: Razor Blade Smile.... Not bad, but not as good as I was expecting. Kept me entertained though.
2) 8 PM: Halloween Resurrection.... God help me.

October 26th

1) 3 AM: Cape Fear.... This was the first time I saw it and I loved it. DeNiro was phenomenal.
2) 5:30 AM: MOH: Dreams in the Witch House.... I love Stuart Gordon, so this was a slight disappointment, but it wasn't bad.
3) 6:30 AM: MOH: Cigarette Burns.... I really loved this one. Carpenter did a fantastic job. Plus, how can you not love Udo Kier?
4) 10 AM: The Wolf Man.... I think it's my favorite of the Universal classic monster movies. I love it

October 27th

1) 2:15 AM: Jason Goes to Hell.... One of my favorite FT13 sequels.
2) 6:30 AM: Near Dark.... Paxton and Henriksen were great. Solid movie.
3) 8:45 AM: The Mummy '32.... Boris Karloff is very creepy. You gotta love the Universal classic monster movies.
4) 9:15 PM: I Walked With A Zombie.... A moody, atmospheric masterpiece.

October 28th

1) 2 AM: Night of the Living Dead '68.... My favorite movie of all time.
2) 3:45 AM: The Crazies.... If you think Romero is just zombie movies, I suggest you check out this and Martin. Both are very underrated.

October 29th

1) 2 AM: The Exorcist III.... Very creepy movie. Extremely underrated. One of my favorites.
2) 8 PM: The Omen '76.... Classic. I can't believe they remade this.

October 30th

1) 10 PM: Saw III.... The goriest of the series. Tied up some loose ends. Didn't like it as much as Saw, but liked it more than Saw 2. 7/10.

October 31st

1) 12 PM: Texas Chainsaw Massacre II.... Not bad. The scene in the record studio place made me jump about 15 feet.
2) 3 PM: Dawn of the Dead '78.... Ummm... It's fuckin' Dawn of the Dead.
3) 6:30 PM: Day of the Dead '85.... I actually prefer this 1 to Dawn. Great all around cast. Borderline top 5 movie for me.
4) 10 PM: She Killed in Ecstacy.... My first Jesus Franco experience. I found it to be pretty boring and I'm very disappointed. About to watch Vampyros Lesbos, so hopefully it'll be better.
5) 11:30 PM: Vampyros Lesbos.... Much better than She Killed in Ecstacy. Liked it a lot.

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Oh well, I'm gonna do plenty of repeats from last year - can't help it

October 1st:
1am 1. The Thing
9am 2. The Return of the Living Dead
5pm 3. Hostel
9pm 4. Scream

October 2nd:
2pm 5. Blacula
7pm 6. Anguish
9.30pm 7. A Nightmare on Elm Street

October 3rd:
2pm 8. Spider Baby
4pm 9. The Beyond

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I'm putting tv shows in italics, so anyone who doesn't want to count them can filter them out.

Oct. 1
1. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003, 115 min.) 9:30 p.m.
I really enjoyed this, but I got the major twist right away, as soon as the girls got out of the car. I did second guess this with the stepmother scenes, but couldn't shake that feeling that Su-Yeon was either a ghost or a figment of someone's imagination. I actually thought the stepmother was real and psychotic and was just pretending to interact with Su-Yeon to screw with her sister.

Oct. 2
2. The Children (1980, 93 min.) 9:55 p.m.
This movie would have been a perfect choice for MST3K. It has a good concept but the execution is inept. But it's also so bizarre that it kept me entertained throughout. A socialite in the middle of the country sunbathing topless while the sheriff comes to talk to her about her missing child, the insanely bitchy lesbian doctor and her blind girlfriend, and the gay pimp with his 70s era car phone? WTF! I love that Harry Manfredini uses almost the exact same score for this and Friday the 13th.

Oct. 3
3. Supernatural "In My Time of Dying" (2006, ~42 min.) 9:30 p.m.
4. Nattevagten (Nightwatch) (1994, 93 min.) 10:20 p.m.
I felt a stronger connection to the characters in this version and the storyline actually was more believable here, but the whole morgue setting felt a bit creepier in the remake.

Oct. 4
5. Chopping Mall (1986, 77 min.) 11:00 p.m.
Cheesy fun. This was a favorite of mine on cable in the late 80s but I hadn't seen it since that decade. It's really short, but who needs laods of backstory and character depth in a movie about killer robots with lasrer guns stalking teens in a mall? One problem... the title. Chopping Mall sounds like a straight-up slasher film title, as the robots did no 'chopping'.

Oct. 5
6. Creep (2004, 85 min.) 10:15 p.m.
Great first half, but the second half didn't fit for me. Still not bad overall, but I felt it could have been better if they'd focused on either the subway slasher element or the sewer freak element and not tried to meld the two together.

Oct. 6
7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006, 84 min.) Midnight
The prequel/origin stuff was pretty uninteresting. Once the general horror movie stuff started it got a bit better. Standard "wander through the house trying to save your friends" TCM territory, but it was okay for what it was.

Oct. 7
8. Hard Candy (2005, 103 min.) 8:00 p.m.
Despite a few minor problems, I thought this was intriguing and suspenseful.

9. Rest Stop (2006, ~92 min.) 1:00 a.m.
A SciFi channel debut, so the violence/sex/language is all trimmed. Starts off feeling very "Candian TV" but eventually gets better in tone. An all right movie, even though the whole basic idea is stupid... why does this girl stick around the damn rest stop? Wander into the woods or something... but don't stick around the one place he DEFINITELY knows you're at.


To track my 'achievements' as I outlined in the other thread (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=145)

* Watch one film from every decade. (Starting at least with the 30s, or earlier if you have access to them.)
___ 30s
___ 40s
___ 50s
___ 60s
___ 70s
_X_ 80s
_X_ 90s
_X_ 2000s

* Watch films in at least three different foreign languages.
_X_ Korean
_X_ Danish
___ ???

* Watch a film in each of the following horror subgenres:
___ Vampire
___ Werewolf
_X_ Ghost/haunting
___ Witchcraft/satanic/religious
___ Zombie
_X_ Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac
___ Monster/creature feature

___ Watch every film in a series.

___ Watch a film and its remake.

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OK guys, due to all of the controversy, and good arguments made on both sides of certain issues, I've decided to do a little house-cleaning on my list of things counted so far. As this thread is meant to keep our lists, I'll post my specifics over in the other thread if anyone cares.

Even with all the controversy, I'm still having lots of fun with this. I appreciate the original poster coming up with and implimenting this. Let's remember to have fun guys.

I know I won't be in the running, but I'm in for the fun of it. Cool idea.

October 1:
1) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Ultimate Edition DVD *****
Only my 2nd time seeing this. Amazing, scary, gritty...a benchmark. The very definition of horror movie. Excellent.

October 2:
2) The Haunting (1963) - DVD ****
Such a great, creepy movie. Proves that in some cases, less is more. Scares the crap out of you without really showing you much of anything. Funny how this and the remake are pretty much polar opposites in this regard. Unlike most people, I enjoy the remake too, but this one takes the cake. I love the bulging door scene...great stuff.

October 3:

October 4:
3) Red Dragon (with Commentary) (2002) - DVD ****
Just watched this last month, so I don't feel bad about counting the commentary. To me this one got a bad rep, and I find it very entertaining. No, it doesn't hang with Silence, but it is a worthy entry in the trilogy and is slightly better than Hannibal to me. I also like it slightly better than Manhunter, which I know is blasphemy to most. Can't get enough of that flaming wheelchair!

4) Silence of the Lambs (with Commentary) (1991) - Criterion DVD *****
Again, I watched this sans commentary last month, so I don't feel bad about counting it with. This is the top of the heap in the crime drama/thriller catagory to me. One of the best movies ever made, and the benchmark for an entire genre. The commentary track is also awesome, and includes a real FBI agent who consulted for the film. The insight that he adds into real world serial killers reminds us that this type of thing isn't always fiction..and that's far scarier than any movie.

October 5:
5) Nightmares (1983) - HD on DVR *** (new to me)
Now this is some great 80's cheesiness! It's a four segment anthology. The first focuses on a woman who just has to go out to get cigarettes in the middle of the night, in a town where a killer is known to be on the loose. The fun that ensues is a retread of an urban legend seen in a few different movies and shows, but never the less it's fun to watch. The second is terribly cheesy fun about a kid who gets obsessed with an arcade game and gets a little too "sucked into" it! Anyone who grew up in the 80s will get a kick out of this one. The third, and probably best and most serious segment, focuses on a priest (Lance Henriksen...and his name is Frank...just like one of my favorite TV series, Millennium!) who has lost his faith and decides to leave his parish. Like usual, God works in mysterious ways to convince him to stay. Definitely reminiscent of the movie Duel, this segment was by far my favorite. The fourth chapter unfortunately ends the movie on a weak note with a story about a family dealing with a rat problem in their house that ends up being a little bigger than they thought. This one kind of sucked. Overall the whole anthology is pretty cheesy, but good fun.

October 6:
6) Hannibal (with Commentary) (2001) - DVD ****
Rounding out the trilogy, Hannibal to me is the weakest entry, but still very enjoyable. Lots of our favorite psychopath in this one and some great one-liners. The commentary was quite interesting to hear Mr Scott's perspective and how and why he did what he did in the movie. Good stuff.

7) Cube (with Commentary) (1997) - DVD ****
Another that we watched just a few weeks ago, this one for the first time. Absolutely brillant "simple" movie. Amazing what they could do with their shoe-string budget. If you haven't seen this one, you really should. Great characters, great set, amazing amounts of tension. Commentary was awesome. I really loved listening to the director talk about the hardships and challenges of making his first movie. Highly recommended watching.

October 7:
8) Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) - DVR *** (new to me)
There is just something about these old classics that makes me wish for a time machine. I would love to see what it was like to see some of these movies for the first time when they were brand new, and movies (with sound no less!) were still so new and "magical". This was a lot of fun, with some great scenes. I loved the cinematography...especially during the carnival. Pretty cheesy story, but wonderful experience none the less. And there is just plain something spooky about Bela Lugosi. Can't wait to see more of these classics!

October 8:
None: Spent the day at Six Flags Great America's Fright Fest. Lots of fun as always, and I briefly considered counting the Marvin the Martian 3D movie in the list...but figured we have enough controversy already! ~

October 9:
Another none. Damn.

October 10:
9) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - DVD *** (new to me)
Picked up one of those cheap public domain DVD collections as it included this, Nosferatu, and a few others I haven't seen. Can't beat 10 movies for $16. I figure I can always upgrade to better DVDs if I fall in love with them. It is my understanding that Caligari is considered the first horror movie ever made, so I had to finally check it out. I'm pretty sure this is the first silent movie I've ever watched. I enjoyed this quite a bit. The set pieces were fun, and the costumes and make-up were actually quite scary. Loved the actor that played Caligari...that guy was downright creepy. Good stuff. I'm glad we're finally seeing some of these classics...good to expand the old horizons.

October 11:
10) Zombie (AKA Zombi 2) (1979) - Blue Underground DVD **1/2 (new to me)
Finally saw this one for the first time last night. I hate to say it, but I was a little disappointed. I think maybe I had my expectations a little too high. It did have some awesome gore scenes, but I really didn't care at all about the characters or the story between the kill scenes. I know that's not what you watch these movies for, but it just seemed too drawn out. Any scenes with zombies in it were cool though. That whole eye splinter scene was even crazier than I was expecting!

October 12:
11) Memento Mori (1999) - DVR *** (new to me)
Another first. Didn't care for this one as much as I was hoping. For me the first half up until the death really dragged, and I also found the timeline confusing. It was hard to follow what was "now" and what was flashback at times. The second half was much better, once the creepy stuff started happening. Definately not my favorite Asian horror, but well worth checking out. Will probably make more sense on a second viewing.

October 13:
12) Friday the 13th (1980) - UE Collection DVD ***1/2
Not much needs to be said about this one. What else would be proper to watch on a Friday the 13th in October?! The original classic. Not as fast moving or "fun" as most of the sequels, but probably the "scariest". Good stuff, even if it isn't my favorite in the series (BLASPHEMY!).

13) Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - UE Collection DVD ****
Yup..I like this one a bit better than the original...sue me. The first one may be the overall better film, but I find this one more enjoyable to watch. I just love the wheelchair going down that huge flight of stairs!

14) Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) - UE Collection DVD ***
One of the weaker in the series, but still good fun. The cheese is on thick in this one, and it's definately not trying to be taken seriously. Originally filmed to be shown in 3D, you can definately pick out where the big 3D "gags" were. That just adds to the charm of this movie that you just have to laugh at. It may be dumb, but I still love it. You gotta love Shelly vs Ali, Loco, and Foxy! LOL!

October 14th/October 15th:
Nothing...way to busy of a weekend. At least the Spooky Town halloween village is done!

October 16th:
15) Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) - UE Collection DVD ***1/2
To me, this is one of the better sequels. Lots of fun and you gotta love Crispin Glover's crazy dance scene! Jason's head sliding down the machete is still great!

October 17th:
Another big fat nothing. Had to catch up on a few Law & Order:CIs.

October 18th:
16) Hellraiser (1987) - DVD **** (new to me)
Wow...I can't believe I have never seen any of these. This was way different than I was expecting, and blew me away! Some truly nasty gore. Can't wait to see a few more of these. Great stuff!

October 19th-20th:
Nadda. Depressing.

October 21st:
17) Session 9 (with commentary) (2001) - DVD ****
Another commentary revisit of a movie we saw for the first time a month or so ago. This is such a creepy, under-rated movie. Good commentary too...I love the fact that they actually shot the whole movie in that creepy-ass place. If you haven't seen this one yet, it's highly recommended!

18) The Hills Have Eyes (with commentary) (1977) - DVD ***
Brutal and sometimes uncomfortable to watch, yet still enjoyable (unlike Last House for me...that one isn't fun at all). Great commentary hearing about the harsh conditions and shoe-string budget. I always love hearing how they pulled it all together.

October 22nd:
19) Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - DVD ***1/2 (new to me)
Still can't believe I haven't seen any of these movies before. Great stuff, but not quite as good as the first. Still a very worthy sequel and lots of fun. The atmosphere created in these movies is so unique and truly scary. Parts of these movies really do seem like watching a nightmare or seeing into hell rather than watching a movie (only other time I experienced this was Suspiria and it's nightmare-ish feel). Great stuff.

20) The Machinist (2004) - DVD **** (new to me)
I loved this movie. Some may argue if this should count as a horror movie, but I place this firmly in my psychological thriller section, which I consider a subset of horror. Good twist at the end, but that's not what made the movie for me. I loved everything about this movie. Between this and Session 9...I can't wait to see what Brad Anderson does next!

October 23rd-24th:
More nothings. Going to have to push it to hit my goal of 31 now!

October 25th:
21) Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) - DVD **** (new to me)
Beautiful, touching, and surprisingly funny, with some good brutality thrown in. This is one hell of a movie. The timeline jumps around quite a bit, and I found myself lost from time to time, but that usually happens with Asian movies with me. Still, this is great stuff, and highly recommended, much like the other two in the "trilogy", Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.

October 26th:
Yet another halloween party at our house, causing a lack of movies. Oh well...should be able to get quite a few in over the weekend. Still hopeing for 31.

October 27th:
22) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Infinifilm DVD *****
Oh...my...God. I can't believe what they were able to do to the video and audio on this beautiful DVD! If forced to pick an all time favorite horror movie, this would probably be it. I've loved it since I was a kid, and have seen it probably hundreds of times. This DVD was honestly like seeing it again for the first time. Can't wait to dive into the extras.

October 28th:
23) Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) - DVD ***1/2 (new to me)
Said it before and I'll say it again...where have I been to have never seen any of the Hellraiser movies? Another great entry to the series! Huge bonus that it stars Terry Farrell, who I've had a huge crush on since Deep Space 9 first started! I miss the spots though...

24) Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996) - DVD **1/2 (new to me)
Meh. Not bad, but definately not as good as the first three. Interesting to see the origins of the box, and how it all got started though. I'd like to punch whoever decided to wuss out on Pinhead's make-up. What were they thinking?!

October 29th:
25) Nosferatu (1922) - DVD ***1/2 (new to me)
Way too good of a movie for the ultra crappy public domain collection DVD that I watched it on. Very bad score and the titles even had the original novel names (Count Dracula instead of Orlok, etc) instead of what they should have been. Definately need to hunt down a better version of this one. Even with the horrible score on this disk, I can see why this movie is considered one of the best. Very eerie in places. I am still amazed at what they could do in the 20s!

26) Dementia 13 (1963) - DVD *** (new to me)
Very cool flick from the same crappy DVD collection I got Nosferatu and Dr Caligari in. Even this early in his career, you could tell that Coppola was destined for greatness. Not at all what we were expecting, my wife and I both enjoyed this quite a bit. Some very cool and creepy settings in this one. Was very surprised to see a head roll! Great stuff!

October 30th:
27) Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Millennium Edition DVD ****1/2
Whew...was afraid I wouldn't be able to get any of Romero's unholy quadrilogy in before the end of the month. I know...no priorities. I don't need to say much here...if you haven't seen it, you are missing out on an all time classic. And for anyone who complains about zombies getting too smart in Land of the Dead, I'd like to remind them that they were pretty darn crafty already back in Night, using tools and such. Know your roots.

28) It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) - DVD *****
Lots of controversy surrounding this one on the lists, but I've decided to count it as it is specifically in the official rules. Besides, this really is essential viewing this time of year, horror movie or not. A good reminder that this is about having fun celebrating our favorite time of the year!

October 31st:
29) Suspiria (1977) - Limited Edition DVD *****
Honestly didn't think I'd be able to slide in any Argento goodness this late in the month, but I pulled it off. This is just an amazing movie all around. So much beauty and brutality mixed with the best score ever recorded. Only my second time seeing this, but already one of my all time favorite movies. Great stuff.

30) Halloween (1978) - DVD *****
THE movie to watch on this night. This is the one all slashers want to be when they grow up. I wonder if John Carpenter knew what he was creating at the time. All time classic.

31) Halloween II (1981) - DVD ****
A sequel that almost lives up to the original. I love that it is a direct continuation...no break in between the stories. Almost makes it like one long movie, which is nice. A worthy follow-up.

Yea! I made it to 31!! Goal met! Thoughts to follow in the main thread.

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October 1:
1. Masters of Horror: Jenifer
2. Ju-On
3. The Grudge (UR)

October 4:
4. Masters of Horror: Imprint

October 5:
5. The Woods

October 7:
6. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
7. Ginger Snaps
8. Ginger Snaps II

October 8:
9. Night of the Demon
10. Silent Hill

October 12:
11. Population 436

October 14:
12. Creature from the Black Lagoon (3-D)(Castro Theatre-SF)
13. Revenge of the Creature (3-D)(Castro Theatre-SF)

October 15:
14. The Creature Walks Among Us
15. Masters of Horror: Homecoming

October 16:
16. The Innocents (1961)

October 19:
17. Salvage

October 22:
18. The Plague

October 24:
19. An American Haunting

October 27:
20. The Tooth Fairy

October 28:
21. The Spirit of the Beehive
22. Red Riding Hood
23. Halloween 4
24. Halloween 5
25. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror

October 29:
26. Sleepaway Camp
27. Wes Craven's New Nightmare
28. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (commentary)

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October 1st
1.Book of the Dead
2.Book of the dead II

October 2nd
3.Army of Darkness Directors cut
4.The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
5.The Birds

October 3rd
7.Blade II
8.Blade Trinity

October 4th
9. the Blob
10. Creature From Black Lagoon
11. Revenge Of The Creature
12. The CReature Walks Among Us

October 5th

October 6th
13.Jaws 30 anniversary edition
14. Jaws II

October 9th
15. Cat O' Nine Tails
16. Countess Dracula
17. Vampire Lovers

October 10th
18.The Wolfman
19.Frankenstein meets the Werewolf
20.Werewolf of London
21.She-wolf of London

October 11th
22. American Werewolf in London
23. Howling
24. Howling II

October 12th

25. My Bloody Valentine

October 13th

27. Slugs
28. Rats night of Terror
29. Zoltan Hound Of Dracula

October 14th


October 15th

30. Gremlins
31. Gremlins II

October 16th

32. Brotherhood of the Wolf

October 17th

33. Night of The Living Dead
34. Dawn of the Dead (original)
35. Day of the Dead

October 18th


October 19th

October 20th

36. Pet Sementary
37 Pet Sementary II

October 22th

38. The Demon Slayer
39. Dagon

October 26th
41.Omen II
42. Omen III
43. Omen IV

October 27th
44.Friday the 13th
45. Friday the 13th II
46. friday the 13th III

October 29th
47. Saw III
48. Wolfen (really crappy tapped copy)

October 31th

need two more to get my own goal here!

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1. Amityville Horror (2005): Well done movie that is actually scarier than the original.

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Infinifilm): The new Inifinifilm version looks great. Should be a staple in every Horror library

3. Friday the 13th Part 4 (The Final Chapter): OK, so this was far from the Final chapter, but what would October be without Jason? This movie picks up where the underrated Part 3 ends. One of the better sequals after Part 2.

4. Silent Hill: A nice adaptation of one of the best survival horror video games. Coming in at just over 2 hours, you get your money's worth here. A descent story, disturbing creatures, and an ending that would make Clive Barker proud. I only wish the faceless nurses got more screen time.

5. Thir13en Ghosts (2001): It's certainly not one of the best horror films of all time, but Thirt13en Ghosts has its moments. Granted the dialog can be corny at times, but the story is not half bad. The real treat though are the ghosts themselves. Most are quite grotesque and they jump out enough times to give a few fun scares. Good stuff for Halloween.

6.The Curse of Frankenstein: Peter Cushing in what is probably his most famous role. Christopher Lee is the monster. Lee would go on to portray Dracula and the Mummy for Hammer Films. A Halloween staple

7. The Revenge of Frankenstein: Sequel to "Curse"...Cushing is brilliant as usual.

8.Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed: Continuing with the Hammer Frankenstein movies, this is actually the 5th movie of the series. You don't miss anything though by jumping here. Besides, I had just watched the 3rd movie (The Evil of Frankenstein) last month. This movie is interesting in that Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) is truely evil & unlikable. His character would stop at nothing to obtain the secrets of preserving brains for later transplants. This is a must see in the Hammer world, but don't start here.

9. Frankenstein & the Monster from Hell: The 6th and final Frankenstein movie from Hammer staring Peter Cushing. This one is actually closer to the "original" story. Here we find a much older Cushing again creating a man from "salvaged" body parts. Graveyards, aylums, monsters, and mad scientists. What more can you ask for in a good Halloween movie?

10.The Tooth Fairy (2006): Not to be confused with Darkness Falls, the crappy movie about a killer tooth fairy. This is a different crappy movie about a killer tooth fairy.

11. Sleepy Hollow: Perfect movie for Halloween.

12.Horror of Dracula: Another great one from Hammer's House of Horror. A Halloween staple

13. Dracula (1931) 75th Anniv. Edition: I normally wait until closer to Halloween to break out the Universal stuff, but I was anxious to give this new edition a spin. I wasn't disappointed. The picture looks as good as it ever has considering its age. Don't expect a flawless print though. The sound could use some work. The Lugosi documentary is interesting as well. If you already have a version in your library it's definately worth an upgrade.

14. Wrong Turn (2003): A gem little slasher flick. Kind of a cross between Deliverance & The Hills Have Eyes.

15. Freddy vs. Jason: I like this one. The story is better than most of the sequals for either franchise. Plus it reminds me of what Universal did with "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman", etc. Good Halloween fun.

16. Asylum: Hammer rival Amicus serves up this creepy horror anthology. Four stories told by patients in a mental institution with a descent twist at the end. Peter Cushing makes a brief appearance in one of the stories. Good stuff for the "classic horror" buff.

17. Friday the 13 Part 2: Probably my favorite of the series.

18. Friday the 13th Part 7: My favorite Jason look. He's big, mean, and ugly in this one as he battles a telepathic teen; sort of a Jason vs. Carrie idea.

19. Jason X: Not bad, but they came close to jumping the shark on this one. Kane Hodder is good as usual as Jason. If they ended the film about 60 seconds earlier it would have been much better.

20. Feast: Kick-ass movie with humor & over-the-top gore. Good stuff from Project Greenlight winners. Recommended for all Horror fans.

21. The Return of the Evil Dead: The second movie in the Tombs of the Blind Dead series. I enjoyed this movie as much or maybe even slightly more than the first. The horror factor is certainly a bit higher as the Templars are around most of the movie. Can't wait to watch the third, though I have read it is not as good as the others.

22. Pumpkinhead: I thought I would revisit this gem ahead of next weeks sequal premier. Hopefully this will get a proper DVD treatment in the near future.

23. The Return of the Living Dead (1984): Perfect mix of horror & humor. One of my favorites.

24. The Ghost Galleon: The third movie in the Blind Dead Series. The pacing is slow at time, but the atmosphere is creepy. Not quite as good as the first two, but still quite enjoyable.

25. The Return of the Living Dead Part 2: Slightly inferior sequal with the same story formula as the original. Still a lot of fun. Can we ever get enough zombie fun?

26. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: This is a descent resurgence of the franchise on it's 10th anniversary. Note that I watched the new Divimax edition. I didn't do a side-by-side comparison to the previous Anchor Bay edition, but I can say the picture on this one looks great.

27. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Descent follow-up the Halloween 4. Again I watched the Divimax edition & it looks and sounds pretty good.

28. Slither (2006): This movie is every bit as good as I read. Highly recommended!

29. The Wolfman: Starting to break out the Universal horror movies. For me, they are essential viewing in October. The Wolfman has always been one of my favorites.

30. Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman: Long before Freddy & Jason squared off, Universal paired these titular titans. Bela Lugosi plays the Frankenstein monster this time around.

31. House of Frankenstein: Frankenstein & the Wolfman return. Boris Karloff plays the mad scientist. Another favorite of mine.

32.The Mummy's Hand: More Universal monsters

33. Tales from the Crypt (1972): Probably the best effort from Amicus. Includes the classic tale "And All Through the House".

34. The Grudge 2: Decided to get out of the house for a flick. I was really looking forward to this & It's a mixed bag. In the end I liked it, but it could have been better. Definately has its moments.

35. Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes: I can't believe it took this long to get a descent sequal. I was a bit concerned since it was airing on SciFi channel, but I'm happy to say they did a descent job. OK, the actors are not great & there are a few bad CGI effects, but the flick was enjoyable for the most part. Can't wait for the follow up (They filmed two movies back-to-back).

36. Pit and the Pendulum: What would Halloween be without a Vincent Price flick?

37. Halloween: Nothing needs to be said here. This was the 25th anniv. Divimax edition. Still scary to this day!

38. Halloween II: When will be get a descent DVD release of this?

39. Frankenstein (75th Ann. Edition)

40. Halloween H20

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