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Horror Movie Challenge 2008

01. Nosferatu / 1922 / Germany / F.W. Murnau [commentary ] (10/1) [Reg 2 DVD]
- A film nostalgic for me, since it was literally the first I saw at age 5, at the Public library, the film is an orchestra of nightmareish imagery and the commentary tracks provides alot of pertinent information.

02. Demonia / 1990 / Italy / Lucio Fulci (10/1) [DVD]
- Fulci's worst, as the attempt to creat tension and suspense is completely lost, scenes stretch on forever and the lack of numerous gore really hurts the film overall

03. Black Cat, The / 1981 / Italy / Lucio Fulci (10/1) [DVD]
- one of the Fulci's unsung classics that features an all British cast and strong story and visuals - very surprising and entertaining films.

04. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers / 1988 / US / Michael A. Simpson (10/1) [DVD]
- the slaughter continues and with glee and reckless abandonment, the killer is a hoot and the kills get more and more over the top. Two films that define 'fun'.

05. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland / 1989 / US / Michael A. Simpson (10/2) [DVD]
- see above

06. [REC] / 2007 / Spain / J. Balagueró + P. Plaza (10/2) [Reg 2 DVD]
- the film lives up to it's claims and being suspenseful and fast cutting. A definate highlight of the challenge so far. The surprise is great, as it's seems plausible to the situation

07. Vampyr / 1932-2008 / France-Germany / Carl Th. Dryer (10/2) [Reg 2 DVD]
- Mesermizing, nightmarish... and obtuse, a film that requires and demands muliple viewings

08. Candyman / 1992 / USA / Bernard Rose [commentary: ] (10/2) [DVD]
- with a myriad cast of participants in the commentary track, the audio really illuminated why this film has become a modern horror classic

09. Frankenhooker / 1990 / USA / Frank Henenlotter [commentary: ] (10/2) [DVD]
- Frank's comments and candor always make seeing and hearing his thoughts/film process very entertaining. The facial expressions of many of the characters had me in stitches hysterics

10. Basket Case 3: The Progeny / 1992 / USA / Frank Henenlotter (10/2) [DVD]
- Definately better than Part 2, and delivers more of the grue, the acting is so hammy, it saves what could have been a train wreck of a film

11. Prophecy / 1979 / USA / John Frankenheimer (10/3) [DVD]
- interesting premise, but utter fails with a very trunscated ending that doesn't solve any of the problems the film set ups.

12. Monstroid / 1979 / USA / Kenneth Hartford (10/3) [DVD]
- an exercise in sheer tedium, way too long could have been 60 minutes - tops, easily, the camera work is attrocious and the lighting, or the lack of it, makes some of the attacks near invisible to see what the hell is happening. John Carradine is wasted here as the town's priest.

13. Rodan /1956 / Japan / Ishirô Honda [82min cut: (10/3) [DVD]
- one of my first introductions to the whole giant Japanese monsters genre, this is first time for me to see it in it's unaltered Japanese cut, the wires holding up Rodan's wings are so blatant in shots.

14. Ghost Town / 2008 / USA / David Koepp (10/3) [Theatre]
- funny, ultimately touching this slight comedy works solely because of Ricky Gervais' oft-putting humour.

15. Onibaba / 1964 / Japan / Kaneto Shindô (10/3) [DVD]
- A film that doesn't immediately strikes as being 'horror' but as the story progesses, the tone becomes entrancing and menacing. The cinematography is haunting and lyrical. Surprising amounts of female nudity abound for a 1960's film

16. Don't Look in the Basement / 1973 / USA / S.F. Brownrigg (10/4) [DVD]
- Waaay too much dialogue, saved though by an appropriate vicious ending.

17. Don't Open the Door / 1975 / USA / S.F. Brownrigg (10/4) [DVD]
- Great story, save for some unplausible character archs, tight camera work and production values elevate this film to true horror.

18. A Bell in Hell / 1973 / Spain / Claudio Guerín Hill (10/4) [DVD]
- strange, enigmatic... this left me a tad baffled.

19. Blue Sunshine / 1976 / USA / Jeff Lieberman (10/4) [DVD]
- starts out to be murder mystery, but by the end of the film just deteriorates into a mess of a film. Interesting premise, bad ending.

20. Ruins, The / 2008 / Australia-USA / Carter Smith / 93min (10/4) [DVD]
- was this supposed to be scary? The young cast and effects were pluses, but one feels the story was slighted in the process. At just slightly over an hour and half, not alot happens

21. Tombs of the Blind Dead / 1971 / Spain / Amando de Ossorio / 97min (10/5) [DVD]
- Surprising violent, revenge flick of Templers enacting violence on a town that killed them.

22. Return of the Evil Dead / 1973 / Spain / Amando de Ossorio / 91min (10/5) [DVD]
- more of the same, but extra gory fun... some characters do some truly dumb things, like say not being real quiet and maybe tip toeing past the blind Templers, but nonetheless the cast is mostly foder for the Templers to hack and kill off.

23. Night of the Seagulls / 1975 / Spain / Amando de Ossorio (10/5) [DVD]
- the most atmospheric and satisfying to me, that is chilling but not the most gory of the series

24. Ghost Galleon, The / 1974 / Spain / Amando de Ossorio (10/5) [DVD]
- the weakest of the series and the most inept, featuring some shoddy model work at the end

25. Ilsa She Wolf the SS / 1975 / USA / Don Edmonds [commentary: ] (10/5) [DVD]
- a surprising illuminating and funny commentary track from the producer, the director and star, it helps that it is moderated. Who knew that this was filmed for 9 days only?

26. Men Behind the Sun / 1988 / Hong Kong / Tun Fei Mou (10/5) [DVD]
- as vicious as I remember, yet amongst all the extreme gore, the film interperses an engrossing story with young characters being the witnesses and enactors to the Japanese attrocities.

27. In A Glass Cage / 1985 / Spain / Agustí Villaronga (10/6) [DVD]
- laced with a sick sense of dread, unspeakable taboos and ultra violence, the film seems like a template and homage to the films of Argento, Pasolini and Del Toro, all rolled into one.

28. Child's Play / 1988 / USA / Tom Holland (w/ Icons of Fear commentary track: ) (10/6) [DVD]
- I didn't realize alot of practical special effects were utilized for the filming of Chucky: puppetry, small person acting, forced perspective, adjusted studio configuring

29. Fright Night / 1985 / USA / Tom Holland (w/ Icons of Fear commentary track #1: ) (10/6) [DVD]
- The commentary track reveals alot of great stories of the production and is quite illuminating. Hadn't seen this in years, surprised how fresh the story was, sans the 80's hair and music. Forgot how 'gay' the film was

30. Creepshow / 1982 / USA / George Romero [commentary ] (10/7) [Reg 2 DVD]
- Very insightful recollection from Romero and Savini, if a tad redundant on 'find the ashtray' (the murder weapon from the first story) which seems to appear in all the episodes

31. The Monster Squad / 1987 / USA / Fred Drekker [Director + cast commentary ] (10/7) [DVD]
- Commentary starts off slow, and of what is of interest is of little substance. A tad disappointing, if you ask me

32. Color Me Blood Red / 1965 / USA / H.G. Lewis (10/7) [DVD]
- By far the cheesiest music EVER for a horror/slasher film. Hysterical lines like: "Holy Bananas! A lady's leg!" and the antagonist's violent demise had me in tears of laughter.

33. Return of the Living Dead, The / 1984 / USA / Dan O'Bannon [Cast/Crew/'Undead' commentary track: ] (10/8) [DVD]
- I forgot how much fun and outrageous this movie is - even while watching this with the very amusing 'cast' commentary track (the description and talk of actual morgue techniques are gnarly to say the least) - the tarman still freaked me out

34. Shaun of the Dead / 2004 / UK / Edgar Wright [Cast commentary track: ] (10/9) [DVD]
- Did I really need to find out Simon Pegg shaves his balls, NO - TMI! The cast held their liquor real well, considering they drink around three bottle of wine during the commentary session

35. Society / 1989 / USA / Brian Yuzna [commentary track: ] (10/9) [DVD]
- Think a demented episode of 'Beverly Hills 90210' as directed by David Cronenberg. Director Yuzna provides some very insightful recollections on the film's production

36. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street / 1982 / USA / Terry Hughes (10/10) [DVD]
- Compared to the film version, the leads of this taped Tony award winning production are superior in every way. Angela Landsbury is "sweet as pie" and George Hearn is formidable and ferocious BUT the film's performance's of Toby, Johanna, and Anthony are better cast

37. Quarantine / 2008 / USA / John Erick Dowdle (10/10) [Theatre]
- Not necessarily a bad remake, there are some things they improved upon, but the omission of the reveal from the original doesn't have the same impact

38. Kill Baby... Kill! / 1966 / Italy / Mario Bava (10/10) [DVD]
- Bava effortlessly employs all the characteristics into this horror gothic tale to great effect, imaginative camera work, lighting, mood and style, the way only Bava can

39. Wolfen / 1981 / USA / Michael Wadleigh (10/10) [DVD]
- Fascinating story matched some wild visuals (when the wolfen attack) made this a surprise film for the challenge

40. Fido / 2006 / Canada / Andrew Currie (10/11) [DVD]
- Canada's answer to 'Shaun of the Dead' (minus the outrageous gore) - original, great sense of humour, engaging cast. Two thumbs up from me

41. Mummy, The / 1932 / USA / Karl Freund (10/11) [DVD]
- Of the few 'classic' horror films I haven't seen, this one stood as one the best.

42. Mummy's Hand, The / 1940 / USA / Christy Cabanne (10/11) [DVD]
- I thought the humour added here was a tad off and forced. Not great, but still entertaining

43. Mummy's Tomb, The / 1942 / USA / Harold Young (10/11) [DVD]
- Decent, but the weakest of the films with un-PC depictions of Spanish and African American characters

44. Mummy's Ghost, The / 1944 / USA / Reginald Le Borg (10/12) [DVD]
- Of the films in the series, this one was creepy and had an ending that was a surprise

45. Mummy's Curse, The / 1944 / USA / Leslie Goodwins (10/12) [DVD]
- essentially the continuation of 'The Mummy's Ghost' this seems like the less effective half of the story.

46. Phenomena / 1985 / Italy / Dario Argento [Commentary:] (10/13) [DVD]
- The commentary track provides interesting stories of the shoot, but it's hampered by a lot of dead space.

47. Sleepless / 2001 / Italy / Dario Argento (10/13) [DVD]
- Interesting story, great kills, but the antagonist has one horror genre's funniest voice, his violent demise though was fitting for his sheer annoyance

48. Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The / 1970 / Italy / Dario Argento (10/13) [DVD]
- Argento + Storaro + Morricone = excellence

49. Tenebrae / 1982 / Italy / Dario Argento [Commentary: ] (10/13) [DVD]
- A much better (and more insightful) commentary track than's 'Phenomena's

50. Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror / 2000 / UK / Leon Ferguson (10/13) [DVD] WILD CARD #1
- excellent documentary on the maestro himself made for British TV

51. Watcher in the Wood, The / 1980 / UK-USA / John Hough (10/13) [DVD]
- interesting premise and suspenseful, but ultimately falling apart at an absurd ending

52. Children of the Corn / 1984 / USA / Fritz Kiersch (10/14) [DVD]
- One of my all time favourite Stephen King shorts stories, here though even with the great pairing of Horton and Hamilton as the leads, this was a mixed bag - pretty average

53. Wicker Man, The / 1973 / UK / Robin Hardy [99min version w/ commentary ] (10/14) [Reg. 2 DVD]
- Christopher Lee could read the phone book and make it sound rivetting, alot of illuminating stories about the filming as well as the many version and post production editing/distribution and success of the film

54. Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom / 1975 / Italy / P. Pasolini [BFI uncut version w/Italian language track ] (10/15) [Reg 2 DVD]
- Even uprezzed to 1080i the transfer/restoration looks amazing, first time hearing the original language track and not the English dub

55. Delicatessen / 1991 / France / Marc Caro + Jean-Pierre Jeunet [commentary: ] (10/15) [DVD]
- The commentary tracks gives TOO much away at times, the sheer inventive lunacy is disrupted by an almost tell all of the film's production

56. Ils (Them) / 2006 / France-Romania / David Moreau + Xavier Palud ] (10/15) [DVD]
- Funny 'Quarantine' didn't give me motion sickness, but this one did - go figure. Taunt, suspenseful, scary

57. High Tension / 2003 / France / Alexandre Aja [commentary: ] (10/15) [DVD]

58. Ichi the Killer / 2001 / Japan-Hong Kong / Takashi Miike [commentary: ] (10/15) [DVD]
- uh... that was real semen that was part of the title opener - who knew? ewwww gross

59. Phantom Museums: The Short Films of the Quay Brothers / various dates / UK ] (10/15+16) [DVD] WILD CARD #2
- The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer ('84) / Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (16X9) ('87) / The Comb ('90) / Anamorphosis ('91) / In Absentia (16X9) (2000)* / The Phantom Museum ('03) / Nocturna Artificialia ('79) / The Calligrapher ('91) / Street of Crocodiles ('86)* / The Unnameable Little Broom (Epic of Gilgamesh) ('85)* / Stille Nacht I: Dramolet ('88)* II: Are We Still Married? ('92)* III: Tales from the Vienna Woods ('93)* IV: Can't Go Wrong Without You ('94)*
* w/commentary


60. Dracula: Pages of A Virgin's Diary / 2002 / Canada / Guy Maddin [commentary: ] (10/15) [DVD]
- a filmed ballet version of the classic story - does it work? yes it does, and in Maddin's hand it's visually over the top

61. Pumpkinhead / 1988 / USA / Stan Winston [commentary: ] (10/15) [DVD]
- given it was shot in 1988, the film and story as noted in the commentary track is timeless

62. Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll / 1973-1997 / Spain / Carlos Aured ] (10/18) [DVD]
- surpisingly lurid yet entertaining story of revenge and random acts of gory violence

63. Hellraiser: Bloodline / 1996 / USA / 'Alan Smithee' (Kevin Yagher) (10/19) [DVD]
- better than III, but production values tend to sway to SciFi Channel standards, the story is unique. Some of the editing seems a bit off

64. Hellraiser: Hellseeker / 2002 / USA / Rick Bota ] (10/19) [DVD]
- a good script, claustophobic story that cluminates in a appropriately bizarre ending, a surprise for the series

65. Wicked City / 1987 / Japan / Yoshiaki Kawajiri [5.1 English Dub ] (10/20) [DVD]
- I think the only feature length anime film that has a character turn into a large spider thing-a-ma-jig and have spiderwebs shoot out her nether regions - the stylish 'noir-esque' animation is stunning to say the least

66. Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV / 2000 / USA / [Lloyd Kaufman commentary ] (10/20) [DVD]
- Lloyd Kaufman is an absolute hoot to listen to. I don't know what it is, but the scene where the old lady gets hit by the car and then her head crushed by the wheels had in me in hysterics.

67. Cat O'Nine Tails / 1971 / Italy / Dario Argento (10/21) [DVD]
- a tad on the long side, but still engaging, not Argento's best, but still better than his worst films. The film to video transfer looks razor sharp and very colourful

68. Four Flies on Black Velvet / 1971 / Italy / Dario Argento (10/21) [DVD]
- Argento's visual style is on the low end, but is saved by a finale featuring a truly poetic and beautiful death scene

69. Lisa and the Devil / 1973 / Italy / Mario Bava (10/22) [DVD]
- Enigmatic, yet intriguing horror film that is both frustrating at times but still memorable. Some of the acting seems a little off, but as in the Mario Bava documentary, he choose actors based on their looks sometimes not on their actual acting ability

70. Baron Blood / 1972 / Italy / Mario Bava (10/22) [DVD]
- Again, the acting here isn't that stellar, given that Joseph Cotton is in the cast, but once again, the cinematography is the highlight. The castle is appropriately creepy as well as the overall film

71. Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre / 2000 / UK / Charles Preece (10/22) [DVD] WILD CARD #3
- Great career spanning documentary about Bava. I am very interested in seeing 'Danger Diabolik' now

72. House of Exorcism / 1974 / Italy / 'Mickey Lion' (10/23) [DVD]
- The exorcism scenes added are so gratuitous and so out of place when edited into 'Lisa and the Devi' that it destroys the surreal original film.

73. The Nightmare Before Christmas / 1993 / USA / Henry Selick [2008 commentary track: ] (10/23) [DVD]

74. Hellbound: Hellraiser II / 1988 / UK / Tony Randel [Dir + writer commentary: ] (10/23) [Reg. 2 DVD]

75. Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return / 1999 / USA / Kari Skogland (10/23) [DVD]

76. Phantasm III / 1994 / USA / Don Coscarelli (10/23) [DVD]

77. Phantasm IV: Oblivion / 1998 / USA / Don Coscarelli (10/23) [DVD]

78. Bram Stoker’s Dracula / 1992 / USA / Francis Ford Coppola [2007 commentary: ] (10/23) [DVD]

79. Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist / 1998 / UK / Mark Kermode (10/24) [DVD] WILD CARD #4

80. Saw V / 2008 / USA / David Hackl (10/24) [Theater (DLP)]

81. Freddy Vs. Jason / 2003 / USA / Ronny Yu [commentary: ] (10/24) [DVD]

82. Intruder / 1989 / USA / Scott Spiegel (10/24) [DVD]

83. The Girl Who Knew Too Much / 1963 / Italy / Mario Bava (10/25) [DVD]

84. Ugetsu / 1953 / Japan / Kenji Mizoguchi [commentary: ] (10/25) [DVD]

85. Amityville II: The Possession / 1982 / USA / Damiano Damiani (10/25) [DVD]

86. The Bloodsplattered Brides / 1972 / Spain / Vicente Aranda (10/26) [DVD]

88. Daughters of Darkness / 1971 / Belgium / Harry Kümel (10/26) [DVD]

89. Interview with a Vampire / 1994 / USA / Neil Jordan [commentary: ] (10/27) [DVD]

90. Phantasm II / 1988 / USA / Don Coscarelli (10/27) [Reg 2 DVD]

91. The Innocents / 1961 / UK / Jack Clayton (10/27) [Reg 2 DVD]
Comments

92. Stagefright / 1987 / Italy / Michele Soavi (10/28) [DVD]

93. Scarecrows / 1988 / USA / William Wesley (10/29) [DVD]

94. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead / 2006 / USA / Lloyd Kaufman (10/29) [DVD]

95. Werewolf [Mystery Science Theatre 3000] / 1996 / USA / Tony Zarindast (10/29) [DVD]

96. Trapped Ashes / 2006 / USA / multiple directors (10/29) [DVD]

97. Homecoming [Masters of Horror] / 2005 / USA / Joe Dante [commentary:] (10/29) [DVD]

98. House of Horrors [Tales from the Crypt] / 1993 / USA / Bob Gale ] (10/29) [DVD] WILDCARD #5

99. Killer Klowns from Outer Space / 1988 / USA / Stephen Chiodo (10/30) [DVD]

100. Treehouse of Horrors XII + V [The Simpsons] / 1994 + 2001 / USA / Jim Reardon (10/30) [DVD] WILDCARD #6

101. Pieces / 1982 / USA-Spain / Juan Piquer Simón [Spanish language w/original music: ] (10/31) [DVD]

102. Silent Night, Deadly Night / 1984 / USA / Charles E. Sellier Jr. (10/31) [DVD]

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103. The Mummy / 1932 [commentary track ] (10/14)
- Intriging accounts of the many pre and post production changes made to the movie

104. Vampyr / 1932-2008 [Guillermo Del Toro commentary track ] (10/23) [Masters of Cinema edition]


= First Time Viewing/listen

'Bingo Card List'
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - NOSFERATU
-X- 1930 - VAMPYR
-X- 1940 - THE MUMMY'S HAND
-X- 1950 - RODAN
-X- 1960 - THE INNOCENTS
-X- 1970 - A BELL IN HELL
-X- 1980 – THE BLACK CAT
-X- 1990 - CANDYMAN
-X- 2000 – THE RUINS

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
-X- PG - PROPHECY
-X- PG-13 - THE MONSTER SQUAD
-X- R - CANDYMAN
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) – [REC]

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
-X- Christopher Lee - The Wicker Man
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language: German, VAMPYR
-X- Second language: Japanese: ONIBABA

4Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - VAMPYR
-X- Frankenstein - THE MONSTER SQUAD
-X- Werewolf -
-X- Mummy - THE MUMMY
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - THE INNOCENTS
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious – TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD
-X- Zombie - FIDO
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac – SLEEPAWAY CAMP II & III
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - RODAN
--- Documentary -
-X- Musical - SWEENEY TODD (1982)
-X- Spoof/comedy - GHOST TOWN
-X- Revenge – IN A GLASS CAGE
-X- Killer/evil doll - CHILD'S PLAY
-X- Killer/evil animal - PROPHECY
-X- Killer/evil child - CHILD'S PLAY
-X- Giallo - BIRD WITH A CRYSTAL PLUMAGE
--- J horror -
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - WEREWOLF
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - COLOR ME BLOOD RED
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
-X- silent film - NOSFERATU
-X- Criterion version film - ONIBABA
-X- with commentary - ILSA SHE WOLF OF THE SS
-X- film and at least two of its sequels – TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
-X- takes place in space - HELLRAISER IV (partially)
-X- takes place on or under the sea – THE GHOST GALLONS
-X- animated film - WICKED CITY
-X- called "Night of the ..." – NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS
-X- called "Return of the ..." - RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

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Old 09-25-08, 08:35 AM
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In just for the fun of it again this year. Now that we have a baby my list will undoubtedly be even smaller than it has been, but what the heck. Goal will again be 31, but not holding my breath!

Last year's total was 40 (goal was 31):
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/8182034-post115.html

2006 total was 31 (hit my goal):
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/7333911-post97.html

October 1:
1) Nosferatu (1922) - Ultimate Edition DVD ****
Kicked off this year with my first viewing of this wonderful restoration of the classic of all classics. Amazing how truly terrifying parts of this movie are. One scene that keeps sticking in my head is when Orlok is standing in a row boat carrying the coffin. Some truly chilling moments here.

October 2:
2) The Ghost Ship (1943) - The Val Lewton Horror Collection DVD **** (new to me)
Wow...this was a great movie! Better than expected even though I really enjoyed the few other Lewton pictures I've see so far. The knife fight scene was surprisingly "gory", especially the part where he caught the blade with his hand and held on...ouch! Bonus points for the crushing death by giant chain.

October 5:
3) The Leopard Man (1943) - The Val Lewton Horror Collection DVD *** (new to me)
I wasn't in love with this one quite as much as The Ghost Ship, but still a nicely shot, atmospheric movie with a few memorable moments. The blood slowly spreading under the door was nice. Also when the daughter was on her way home from the grocery, the way the darkness was portrayed truly was frightening and made you feel what she felt. The castanets got extremely annoying after a while though. "...I could do better with my teeth in a cold shower.." nice!

4) Dracula (1931) - The Legacy Collection DVD ****
Another one of the ultimate "classic" horror movies. Is there a creeper guy than Bela Lugosi?

October 6:
5) The Body Snatcher (1945) - The Val Lewton Horror Collection DVD ***1/2 (new to me)
Another great Lewton classic. I'm really enjoying the heck out of this collection. Many creepy moments here. Karloff is one creepy guy even without the Frankenstein make-up! His scene with Lugosi was a nice treat.

So I'm a little behind, but I'm loving the fact that I haven't watched anything newer than the mid-40s yet. They sure don't make them like they used to!

October 9:
6) The 7th Victim (1943) - The Val Lewton Horror Collection DVD *** (new to me)
Not bad, but not great compared to some of Lewton's other work. I was admittidly a bit distracted while watching this though (a 9 month old will do that!), so I really need to watch this one again to really soak it in. I have a feeling it is better than I thought it was and I missed a lot.

October 11:
7) The Evil Dead (1981) - Book of the Dead DVD ****
Finally going with something a little newer! This movie still amazes me with how much was done with so little. A great combination of truly intense scenes and full on cheese...the perfect balance.

8) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Ultimate Edition DVD *****
I've said it before and I'll say it again as it's all that really needs to be said...TCM is the definition of horror.

9) The Fog (1980) - DVD ****1/2
One of my all time favorites. Not sure what it is exactly, but I love this movie.

10) The Hitcher (1986) - DVD ***1/2
More great 80s horror. Some very tense scenes here.

October 12:
11) I Walked With a Zombie (1943) - The Val Lewton Horror Collection DVD ****
Very good, very creepy movie. Atmospheric and amazingly shot. There's a lot to love here. The guy that guards the path to the voodoo site is terribly creepy...the scene where we first see him sends chills down my spine.

12) Dead Silence (2007) - HD-DVD ***1/2
This movie gets a bad reputation. It is much better than most reviews would lead you to believe. Yea...there is some bad dialog and moments where you have to turn off your brain, but these are balanced out with some very scary moments. It has a good atmosphere and some great camera work. Plus, who isn't creeped out by those damn dolls. The first time the eyes move...that's creepy...I don't care who you are. The twist at the end is a bit hokey, but also kind of cool as long as you aren't taking the movie too seriously.

October 14:
13) Cat People (1942) - The Val Lewton Horror Collection DVD ****
Another awesome Lewton classic. Great movie all around.

October 16:
14) Shadows in the Dark, The Val Lewton Legacy (2005) - The Val Lewton Horror Collection DVD *** (new to me)
Very nice documentary, if a bit too brief. Lots of good information, and great interviews with other horror greats.

October 17:
15) Suspiria (1977) - Limited Edition DVD *****
I love this movie. The colors, textures, soundtrack, cinematography, and beautiful sets come together to create the perfect nightmare captured on film. I can't wait until the day this is released on Blu Ray....drool....

October 18:
16) Friday the 13th: The Series: The Inheritance (pilot) (1987) - The First Season DVD **** (WILDCARD 1)
One of my all time favorite shows growing up, finally on DVD! While the acting is choppy as they are clearly not yet comfortable in their roles, this holds up remarkably well. I can't believe this is over 20 years old now!

October 19:
17) American Psycho (2000) - Uncut Killer Collector's Edition DVD **** (new to me)
Can't believe I have never seen this movie before. Much like the first time I watched Fight Club, this movie was NOTHING like what I imagined or assumed it would be. What a great, twisted, hilarious, nasty little movie. Bateman...Batman...coincidence? I love that so much is left unanswered...great mind screw.

October 21:
18) The Ruins (2008) - Blu-Ray **** (new to me)
I had low expectations after reading some bad reviews, and this blew them away. Lots of tension and a real feeling of dread and hopelessness. The scene where they were looking for the cell phone was truly terrifying!

October 24:
19) The Happening (2008) - Blu-Ray ***1/2 (new to me)
I might take some flack for this, but honestly I think this is getting a bad rap. I was very entertained by it and though it was actually one of M's better movies. My only real complaint was some of the writing was bad (then again I love Argento...and we know how great his writing is), and the acting from the two leads was pretty wooden. I know they are both better actors than that, so I'm guessing that is what M wanted, but I'm not sure why. Looking past that though, it had a great premise, some good tension (wind blowing across the fields, etc), and some awesome kills. The imagery of the people running off of the roof was great. Not a bad movie at all, so if you are on the fence, give it a shot. My expectations were extremely low, and I was pleasantly surprised. The Blu-Ray quality was awesome as well. I will add this to my collection.

October 25:
20) Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008) - DVD **1/2 (new to me)
Ugg. We loved the first one, but this one is missing almost everything that made that one great. There were some funny bits, and a couple good moments, but it really wasn't all that great. Still worth a watch, but don't expect too much from it.

October 27:
21) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Infinifilm DVD *****
One of my all time favorites, this one never loses it's power over me. A bit dated in places, but that does not hurt it in my eyes. Still some truly scary moments. This one is like comfort food for me. Excellent Infinifilm DVD...but I still can't wait for a US version of the Blu-ray. Hopefully it will be a nice special edition with the works too.

22) Scream (1996) - DVD *****
Another all time favorite of mine. This movie reminded me how much I love horror movies and brought me back to the genre after a couple years. Started the whole self-aware sub-genre and gave horror a much needed shot in the arm when it was released. It never did get the great DVD that it deserved (can't believe we couldn't even get a bare bones but anamorphic release!), so the Blu-ray will be welcomed with open arms, hopefully soon!

October 30:
23) The Gravedancers (2006) - DVD ***1/2 (new to me)
We've enjoyed all of the first year 8 Films to Die For movies so far, and this one wasn't an exception. Only problem as mentioned by others is the overblown CGI ending. If they would have spread the money they spent on that around a little to improve the FX through the rest of the movie, it would have been better spent. As-is though, this was a very enjoyable movie.

October 31:
24) Halloween (1978) - BluRay *****
First time seeing this classic in high-def, and wow! Awesome all around. Very 3D look to the film in many places. Nothing more can be said about the movie itself...this is why I love this time of year!

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Posts: 371
2007 FILM COUNT: 76
2008 GOAL: 100
2008 FILM COUNT: 122
2008 TIME WATCHED: 178H 20M

Best New Movie: Black Sheep (2007)
Best Old Movie: Halloween (1978)
Worst New Movie: The Black Dahlia (2006)
Worst Old Movie: Event Horizon (1997)

Most Watched...
...Director:
John Carpenter/John Landis (3)
...Writer: Wes Craven / Paul W.S. Anderson (4)
...Actor: Robert Englund (7)
...Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis (5)
...Decade: 2000 (65)
...Rating: R (60)
...Sub-genre: Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac (27)

*RED = First Viewing

October 1st
1. One Dark Night (1982) / Dir: Thomas McLoughlin / 94 mins. / Rental - DVD
2. Dolls (1987) / Dir: Stuart Gordon / 78 mins. / Rental - DVD
3. *Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula (2006) / Dir: Bill Eagles / 85 mins. / Rental - DVD
4. *The Ruins (2008) / Dir: Carter Smith / 93 mins. / Rental - Blu-ray

October 2nd
5. WILDCARD #1 (short films): *The Execution of Mary Stuart (1895); *Le chaudron infernal (1903); *Frankenstein (1910) / 15 mins. / Online
6. Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) / Dir: Charles T. Barton / 83 mins. / Own - DVD
7. *The Hitcher (2007) / Dir: Dave Meyers / 84 mins. / Cable - Cinemax OnDemand
8. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) / Dir: Mike Johnson, Tim Burton / 77 mins. / Own - Blu-ray

October 3rd
9. Candyman (1992) / Dir: Bernard Rose / 105 mins. / Cable - Encore

October 4th
10. *Primeval (2007) / Dir: Michael Katleman / 95 mins. / Cable - Starz HD
11. *The Messengers (2007) / Dir: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang / 90 mins. / Cable - Encore
12. WILDCARD #2: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) / Dir: Bill Melendez / 25 mins. / Borrowed - DVD
13. *Werewolf of London (1935) / Dir: Stuart Walker / 75 mins. / Own - DVD
14. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) / Dir: Wes Craven / 91 mins. / Own - DVD
15. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) / Dir: Jack Sholder / 84 mins. / Cable - FEARnet OnDemand
16. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) / Dir: Chuck Russell / 97 mins. / Own - DVD
17. *A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) / Dir: Renny Harlin / 93 mins. / Rental - DVD

October 5th
18. *A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) / Dir: Stephen Hopkins / 90 mins. / Rental - DVD
19. *Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) / Dir: Rachel Talalay / 89 mins. / Rental - DVD
20. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) / Dir: Wes Craven / 112 mins. / Own - DVD
21. *Frontière(s) (2007) / Dir: Xavier Gens / 108 mins. / Rental - DVD

October 6th
22. *Son of Frankenstein (1939) / Dir: Rowland V. Lee / 90 mins. / Own - DVD
23. *All About The Birds (2000) / Dir: Laurent Bouzereau / 80 mins. / Own - DVD (The Birds)

October 7th
24. *Black Dahlia (2006) / Dir: Ulli Lommel / 82 mins. / Online - FEARnet
25. The Evil Dead (1982) / Dir: Sam Raimi / 86 mins. / Own - DVD

October 8th
26. *The Unknown (1927) / Dir: Tod Browning / 50 mins. / Rental - DVD
27. *Black Sunday (1960) / Dir: Mario Bava / 87 mins. / Rental - DVD
28. *From Beyond the Grave (1973) / Dir: Kevin Connor / 98 mins. / Rental - DVD

October 9th
29. House on Haunted Hill (1959) / Dir: William Castle / 75 mins. / Online
30. *The Dark (2005) / Dir: John Fawcett / 93 mins. / Cable - TMC

October 10th
31. Dracula (1979) / Dir: John Badham / 109 mins. / Cable - Cinemax HD

October 11th
32. *Below (2002) / Dir: David Twohy / 105 mins. / Rental - DVD
33. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) / Dir: Jack Arnold / 79 mins. / Own - DVD
34. Event Horizon (1997) / Dir: Paul Anderson / 97 mins. / Cable - Cinemax HD
35. *The Mummy's Hand (1940) / Dir: Christy Cabanne / 67 mins. / Own - DVD
36. *Thr3e (2007) / Dir: Robby Henson / 105 mins. / Cable - Encore
37. *Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) / Dir: Paul Morrissey / 95 mins. / Rental - DVD
38. *Reincarnation (Rinne) (2005) / Dir: Takashi Shimizu / 96 mins. / Rental - DVD

October 12th
39. *The Return of the Living Dead (1985) / Dir: Dan O'Bannon / 91 mins. / Rental - DVD
40. *The Invisible Woman (1940) / Dir: A. Edward Sutherland / 72 mins. / Own - DVD
41. *Revenge of the Creature (1955) / Dir: Jack Arnold / 82 mins. / Own - DVD
42. *Lake Placid (1999) / Dir: Steve Miner / 82 mins. / Cable - Cinemax OnDemand
43. *Commentary: Evil Dead II (1987) / Dir: Sam Raimi / Commentary w/Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel & Greg Nicotero / 84 mins. / Own - DVD
44. The Blob (1958) / Dir: Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr. / 83 mins. / Own - DVD
45. Resident Evil (2002) / Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson / 101 mins. / Own - DVD

October 13th
46. Ghost Story (1981) / Dir: John Irvin / 111 mins. / Online - Netflix
47. *Perfect Creature (2006) / Dir: Glenn Standring / 88 mins. / Cable - HBO

October 14th
48. *Masters of Horror: Jenifer (2005) / Dir: Dario Argento / 58 mins. / Online - Netflix Watch
49. Attack of the Mushroom People (Matango) (1963) / Dir: Ishiro Honda / 89 mins. / Rental - DVD
50. Bram Stoker's Dracula: The Love Story to Die For (1989) / Dir: Deran Sarafian / 88 mins. / Own - DVD

October 15th
51. *John Carpenter's Village of the Damned (1995) / Dir: John Carpenter / 99 mins. / Cable - Encore
52. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) / Dir: Alexander Witt / 94 mins. / Own - DVD

October 16th
53. *Devour (2005) / Dir: David Winkler / 90 mins. / Cable - Showtime
54. *Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005) / Dir: John Landis / 57 mins. / Online - Netflix
55. *Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos: Hands of Fate (1993/1966) / Dir: Joel Hodgson, Harold P. Warren / 92 mins. / Rental - DVD
56. *Wicked Little Things (2006) / Dir: J.S. Cardone / 94 mins. / Rental - DVD
57. *Dark Ride (2006) / Dir: Craig Singer / 94 mins. / Rental - DVD
58. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) / Dir: Russell Mulcahy / 94 mins. / Own - Blu-ray

October 18th
59. *The House of Usher (2006) / Dir: Hayley Cloake / 81 mins. / Cable - TMC
60. *The Midnight Meat Train (2008) / Dir: Ryuhei Kitamura / 94 mins. / Cable - FEARnet OnDemand
61. *Dracula's Daughter (1936) / Dir: Lambert Hillyer / 71 mins. / Own - DVD
62. An American Werewolf in London (1981) / Dir: John Landis / 97 mins. / Own - DVD
63. Night of the Comet (1984) / Dir: Thom Eberhardt / 95 mins. / Own - DVD
64. The Lost Boys (1987) / Dir: Joel Schumacher / 97 mins. / Own - Blu-ray
65. *Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) / Dir: P.J. Pesce / 94 mins. / Rental - Blu-ray

October 19th
66. *Masters of Horror: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005) / Dir: Don Coscarelli / 51 mins. / Online - Netflix
67. *Village of the Damned (1960) / Dir: Wolf Rilla / 77 mins. / Cable - TCM
68. *House of Usher (1960) / Dir: Roger Corman / 79 mins. / Cable - TCM
69. *Clive Barker's The Plague (2006) / Dir: Hal Masonberg / 88 mins. / Cable - Showtime
70. Dead Silence (2007) / Dir: James Wan / 91 mins. / Cable - Cinemax HD
71. The Company of Wolves (1984) / Dir: Neil Jordan / 95 mins. / Cable - FLIX

October 20th
72. *Vacancy (2007) / Dir: Nimrod Antal / 85 mins. / Cable - Encore HD OnDemand
73. Shaun of the Dead (2004) / Dir: Edgar Wright / 99 mins. / Own - DVD
74. *Masters of Horror: Homecoming (2005) / Dir: Joe Dante / 58 mins. / Online - Netflix

October 21st
75. *Masters of Horror: Chocolate (2005) / Dir: Mick Garris / 60 mins. / Online - Netflix

October 22nd
76. *Halloween (2007) / Dir: Rob Zombie / 122 mins. / Rental - Blu-ray
77. *Crazy Eights (2006) / Dir: James K. Jones / 80 mins. / Rental - DVD
78. *Mulberry St. (2006) / Dir: Jim Mickle / 84 mins. / Rental - DVD

October 23rd
79. *Prom Night (2007) / Dir: Nelson McCormick / 89 mins. / Rental - Blu-ray
80. *The Funhouse (1981) / Dir: Tobe Hooper / 96 mins. / Cable - Cinemax HD
81. Prom Night (1980) / Dir: Paul Lynch / 89 mins. / Own - DVD

October 24th
82. Ginger Snaps (2001) / Dir: John Fawcett / 108 mins. / Own - DVD
83. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) / Dir: Brett Sullivan / 94 mins. / Own - DVD
84. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) / Dir: Grant Harvey / 94 mins. / Own - DVD

October 25th
85. Interview with the Vampire (1994) / Dir: Neil Jordan / 123 mins. / Own - DVD
86. Queen of the Damned (2002) / Dir: Michael Rymer / 101 mins. / Own - DVD
87. *Turistas (2006) / Dir: John Stockwell / 94 mins. / Cable - HBO
88. *Joshua (2007) / Dir: George Ratliff / 108 mins. / Cable - Cinemax
89. *Eyes Without a Face (1960) / Dir: Georges Franju / 88 mins. / Cable - TCM
90. *The Reaping (2007) / Dir: Stephen Hopkins / 96 mins. / Cable - Cinemax
91. WILDCARD #3 (cartoons): Looney Tunes: "Transylvania 6-5000" (1963) / Borrowed - DVD; Invader ZIM: "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom" (2001) / Own - DVD; South Park: "Pinkeye" (1997) / Own - DVD / 54 mins.
92. Pulse (2006) / Dir: Jim Sonzero / 88 mins. / Own - DVD

October 26th
93. *Pulse 2 (2008) / Dir: Joel Soisson / 89 mins. / Rental - DVD
94. *Hannibal Rising (2007) / Dir: Peter Webber / 117 mins. / Cable - Showtime HD
95. *Dead Birds (2004) / Dir: Alex Turner / 91 mins. / Cable - TMC
96. Masters of Horror: The Fair Haired Child (2005) / Dir: William Malone / 55 mins. / Own - DVD
97. Masters of Horror: Family (2006) / Dir: John Landis / 58 mins. / Own - DVD
98. *Shutter (2008) / Dir: Masayuki Ochiai / 90 mins. / Rental - Blu-ray
99. *The Innocents (1961) / Dir: Jack Clayton / 100 mins. / Rental - DVD
100. The Ring (2002) / Dir: Gore Verbinski / 115 mins. / Own - DVD

October 27th
101. *Vampyr (1932) / Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer / 83 mins. / Cable - TCM
102. Dawn of the Dead (2004) / Dir: Zack Snyder / 109 mins. / Own - DVD

October 28th
103. *Masters of Horror: Imprint (2006) / Dir: Takashi Miike / 63 mins. / Online - Netflix
104. *Black Sheep (2007) / Dir: Jonathan King / 87 mins. / Rental - DVD

October 29th
105. Monster House (2006) / Dir: Gil Kenan / 91 mins. / Own - Blu-ray
106. *Stupid Teenagers Must Die! (2006) / Dir: Jeff C. Smith / 76 mins. / Online - Netflix
107. *The Hamiltons (2006) / Dir: The Butcher Brothers / 87 mins. / Rental - DVD

October 30th
108. *Unrest (2006) / Dir: Jason Todd Ipson / 88 mins. / Rental - DVD
109. *The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) / Dir: Dario Piana / 87 mins. / Rental - DVD
110. 30 Days of Night (2007) / Dir: David Slade / 113 mins. / Own - Blu-ray
111. House on Haunted Hill (1999) / Dir: William Malone / 93 mins. / Own - DVD
112. Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) / Dir: Victor Garcia / 81 mins. / Own - Blu-ray
113. AvP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) / Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson / 102 mins. / Own - DVD

October 31st
114. AvPR: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) / Dir: The Brothers Strause / 101 mins. / Own - Blu-ray
115. The Birds (1963) / Dir: Alfred Hitchcock / 120 mins. / Own - DVD
116. WILDCARD #4 (TV): Friday the 13th the Series: "Hellowe'en" (1987) / Dir: Timothy Bond / 45 mins. / Own - DVD
117. Cloverfield (2008) (Special Investigation Mode) / Dir: Matt Reeves / 85 mins. / Own - Blu-ray
118. *Unearthed (2007) / Dir: Matthew Leutwyler / 94 mins. / Rental - DVD
119. The Fog (1980) / Dir: John Carpenter / 90 mins. / Own - DVD
120. Halloween (1978) / Dir: John Carpenter / 91 mins. / Own - Blu-ray
121. Halloween II (1981) / Dir: Rick Rosenthal / 93 mins. / Own - DVD
122. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) / Dir: Steve Miner / 86 mins. / Own - DVD

Checklist (DONE - 10/23/08):
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary Stuart
-X- 1900 - Le chaudron infernal
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein
-X- 1920 - The Unknown
-X- 1930 - Werewolf of London; Son of Frankenstein; Dracula's Daughter; Vampyr
-X- 1940 - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; The Mummy's Hand; The Invisible Woman
-X- 1950 - House on Haunted Hill; Creature from the Black Lagoon; Revenge of the Creature; The Blob
-X- 1960 - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; Black Sunday; Attack of the Mushroom People (Matango); Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos: Hands of Fate; Village of the Damned; House of Usher; Eyes Without a Face; Looney Tunes: Transylvania 6-5000; The Innocents; The Birds
-X- 1970 - From Beyond the Grave; Dracula; Flesh for Frankenstein; Halloween
-X- 1980 - One Dark Night; Dolls; A Nightmare on Elm Street; A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge; A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master; A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child; The Evil Dead; The Return of the Living Dead; Evil Dead II (Commentary); Ghost Story; Bram Stoker's Dracula: The Love Story to Die For; An American Werewolf in London; Night of the Comet; The Lost Boys; The Company of Wolves; The Funhouse; Prom Night (1980); Friday the 13th the Series: "Hellowe'en"; The Fog; Halloween II
-X- 1990 - Candyman; Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare; Wes Craven's New Nightmare; Event Horizon; Lake Placid; John Carpenter's Village of the Damned; Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos: Hands of Fate; Interview with the Vampire; South Park: Pinkeye; House on Haunted Hill; Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
-X- 2000 - Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Ruins; The Hitcher; Tim Burton's Corpse Bride; Primeval; The Messengers; Frontière(s); All About The Birds; Black Dahlia; The Dark; Below; Thr3e; Reincarnation (Rinne); Resident Evil; Perfect Creature; Masters of Horror: Jenifer; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Devour; Masters of Horror: Deer Woman; Wicked Little Things; Dark Ride; Resident Evil: Extinction; The House of Usher; The Midnight Meat Train; Lost Boys: The Tribe; Masters of Horror: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road; Clive Barker's The Plague; Dead Silence; Vacancy; Shaun of the Dead; Masters of Horror: Homecoming; Masters of Horror: Chocolate; Halloween (2007); Crazy Eights; Mulberry St.; Prom Night; Ginger Snaps; Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed; Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning; Queen of the Damned; Turistas; Joshua; The Reaping; Invader ZIM: Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom; Pulse; Pulse 2; Hannibal Rising; Dead Birds; Masters of Horror: The Fair Haired Child; Masters of Horror: Family; Shutter; The Ring; Dawn of the Dead; Masters of Horror: Imprint; Black Sheep; Monster House; Stupid Teenager Must Die!; The Hamiltons; Unrest; The Deaths of Ian Stone; 30 Days of Night; Return to House on Haunted Hill; AvP: Alien vs. Predator; AvPR: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem; Cloverfield; Unearthed


Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Execution of Mary Stuart; Le chaudron infernal; Frankenstein; Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; Werewolf of London; Son of Frankenstein; The Unknown; Black Sunday; House on Haunted Hill; The Mummy's Hand; The Invisible Woman; The Blob; Attack of the Mushroom People (Matango); Dracula's Daughter; Village of the Damned; House of Usher; Eyes Without a Face; The Innocents; Vampyr
-X- G - Creature from the Black Lagoon
-X- PG - One Dark Night; Tim Burton's Corpse Bride; From Beyond the Grave; Monster House; The Birds
-X- PG-13 - The Messengers; Thr3e; Night of the Comet; The Ring; AvP: Alien vs. Predator; Cloverfield
-X- R - Dolls; The Hitcher; Candyman; Primeval; A Nightmare on Elm Street; A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge; A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master; A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child; Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare; Wes Craven's New Nightmare; The Dark; Dracula; Below; Event Horizon; Reincarnation (Rinne); The Return of the Living Dead; Lake Placid; Resident Evil; Ghost Story; Perfect Creature; Bram Stoker's Dracula: The Love Story to Die For; John Carpenter's Village of the Damned; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Devour; Dark Ride; Resident Evil: Extinction; The House of Usher; An American Werewolf in London; The Lost Boys; Clive Barker's The Plague; Dead Silence; The Company of Wolves; Vacancy; Shaun of the Dead; Crazy Eights; Mulberry St.; The Funhouse; Prom Night (1980); Ginger Snaps; Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed; Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning; Interview with the Vampire; Queen of the Damned; Turistas; Joshua; The Reaping; Pulse 2; Hannibal Rising; Dead Birds; The Hamiltons; Unrest; The Deaths of Ian Stone; 30 Days of Night; House on Haunted Hill; Unearthed; The Fog (1980); Halloween (1978); Halloween II; Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
-X- NC-17 - The Evil Dead
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Flesh for Frankenstein
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - The Ruins; Black Dahlia; Frontière(s); Evil Dead II (Commentary); Wicked Little Things; The Midnight Meat Train; Lost Boys: The Tribe; Halloween (2007); Prom Night; Pulse; Shutter; Dawn of the Dead; Black Sheep; Stupid Teenagers Must Die!; Return to House on Haunted Hill; AvPR: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem


Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; Son of Frankenstein
-X- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Unknown
-X- Boris Karloff - Son of Frankenstein
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
-X- Vincent Price - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; House on Haunted Hill; House of Usher
-X- Peter Cushing - From Beyond the Grave
-X- Christopher Lee - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street; A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge; A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master; A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child; Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare; Wes Craven's New Nightmare
-X- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead; Evil Dead II (Commentary)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Prom Night (1980); The Fog (1980); Halloween (1978); Halloween II; Halloween H20: 20 Years Later


Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language: French, Frontière(s); Eyes Without a Face
-X- Second language: Japanese, Reincarnation (Rinne); Attack of the Mushroom People (Matango)
-X- Third language: German, Vampyr


Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula; Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; Dracula; Perfect Creature; Bram Stoker's Dracula: The Love Story to Die For; Dracula's Daughter; The Lost Boys; Lost Boys: The Tribe; Interview with the Vampire; Queen of the Damned; Vampyr;
Spoiler:
The Hamiltons
; 30 Days of Night
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1910); Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; Son of Frankenstein; Flesh for Frankenstein
-X- Werewolf - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; Werewolf of London; An American Werewolf in London; The Company of Wolves; Ginger Snaps; Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed; Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning
-X- Mummy - The Mummy's Hand
-X- Invisible Man - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; The Invisible Woman
-X- Ghost/haunting - The Messengers; House on Haunted Hill (1959); The Dark; Below; Reincarnation (Rinne); Ghost Story; Crazy Eights; Pulse; Pulse 2; Dead Birds; Shutter; The Innocents; The Ring; Monster House; Unrest; House on Haunted Hill (1999); Return to House on Haunted Hill; The Fog
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Black Sunday; From Beyond the Grave; Devour; The Reaping; Masters of Horror: The Fair Haired Child
-X- Zombie - The Return of the Living Dead; Resident Evil; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Wicked Little Things; Resident Evil: Extinction; Night of the Comet; Shaun of the Dead; Masters of Horror: Homecoming; Dawn of the Dead (2004)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Hitcher; A Nightmare on Elm Street; A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge; A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master; A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child; Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare; Wes Craven's New Nightmare; Frontière(s); Black Dahlia; The Unknown; Thr3e; Dark Ride; The Midnight Meat Train; Masters of Horror: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road; Vacancy; Halloween (2007); Prom Night (2007); Prom Night (1980); Turistas; Hannibal Rising; Masters of Horror: Family; Stupid Teenagers Must Die!; Halloween (1978); Halloween II; Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Ruins; Creature from the Black Lagoon; Revenge of the Creature; The Blob; Masters of Horror: Jenifer; Attack of the Mushroom People (Matango); Masters of Horror: Deer Woman; Mulberry St.; The Funhouse; The Deaths of Ian Stone; AvP: Alien vs. Predator; AvPR: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem; Cloverfield; Unearthed
-X- Documentary - All About The Birds
-X- Musical - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
-X- Spoof/comedy - Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein; The Return of the Living Dead; The Invisible Woman; Night of the Comet; Shaun of the Dead
-X- Revenge - A Nightmare on Elm Street; House on Haunted Hill (1959); Dead Silence; Prom Night (1980); Masters of Horror: Family; House on Haunted Hill (1999); The Fog
-X- Killer/evil doll - Dolls; Dead Silence
-X- Killer/evil animal - Primeval; Lake Placid; Black Sheep; The Birds
-X- Killer/evil child - John Carpenter's Village of the Damned; Village of the Damned; Clive Barker's The Plague; Joshua
-X- Giallo - Black Sunday
-X- J horror - Reincarnation (Rinne)
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos: Hands of Fate
-X- film and its remake - Village of the Damned/John Carpenter's Village of the Damned; House of Usher (1960)/The House of Usher (2006); House on Haunted Hill (1959/1999); Halloween (1978/2007)
-X- based on a video game - Resident Evil; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Resident Evil: Extinction
-X- based on a novel - Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Ruins; Candyman; From Beyond the Grave; The Dark; Dracula; Thr3e; Ghost Story; John Carpenter's Village of the Damned; The House of Usher; The Midnight Meat Train; Village of the Damned; House of Usher; The Company of Wolves; Interview with the Vampire; Queen of the Damned; Eyes Without a Face; Hannibal Rising; The Innocents; 30 Days of Night
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - Black Dahlia
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - An American Werewolf in London (Best Makeup)
-X- silent film - The Execution of Mary Stuart; Le chaudron infernal; Frankenstein; The Unknown
-X- Criterion version film - The Blob
-X- with commentary - Evil Dead II
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - A Nightmare on Elm Street 1-7; Resident Evil 1-3; Ginger Snaps 1-3; Halloween/Halloween II/Halloween H20
-X- anthology film - From Beyond the Grave
-X- takes place on a holiday - Halloween (2007); Halloween (1978); Halloween II; Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
-X- takes place in space - Event Horizon
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Below
-X- animated film - Tim Burton's Corpse Bride; It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; Looney Tunes: Transylvania 6-5000; Invader ZIM: Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom; South Park: Pinkeye; Monster House
-X- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Comet
-X- called "Return of the ..." - The Return of the Living Dead
-X- called "Revenge of the ..." - Revenge of the Creature
-X- called "Attack of the ..." - Attack of the Mushroom People (Matango)
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - The Return of the Living Dead

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October 1st
1. Feast
2. Them (Ils)

October 2nd
3. An American Werewolf in London - "A naked American man stole my balloons."

October 3rd
4. Rest Stop 2: Don't Look Back
5. Lake Placid

October 4th
6. Dracula (1931)

October 5th
7. The Blob (1988)
8. The Signal

October 6th
9. Night of the Comet

October 8th
10. Feast II: Sloppy Seconds

October 10th
11. The Cottage

October 11th
12. The Descent

October 12th thru 14th
NOTHING
Note to self: Vegas is NOT a good place to attempt to watch more movies.

October 17th
13. Bloody Mallory
14. Session 9

October 19th
15. Sundown: Vampire in Retreat

October 20th
16. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

October 21st
17. Stuck

October 23rd
18. Trailer Park of Terror

October 24th
19. Rogue

October 25th
20. Dance of the Dead

October 26th
21. Saw V

October 27th
22. Skinned Alive

October 28th
23. Frankenstein (1931)
I think it's clear at this point I'm not going to make my goal once again.

October 30th
24. Pathology

October 31st
25. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown **WILD CARD**
26. Halloween (2007)
27. The Bride of Frankenstein

Another year, another failed goal. Oh well...



I have an out of state wedding to attend in the middle of the month which will make my usually small list even smaller, but I still can't wait. My personal goal is a paltry 31.

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02. Mother of Tears
03. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
04. Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead
05. Alligator
06. Uncle Sam
07. Poltergeist III
08. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Night Caller" (1985)
09. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Method Actor" (1985)
10. Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge
11. Seed
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October 1
1. *28 Days Later - (2002) - Online (Hulu)
2. *Catacombs - (2006) - Online (Hulu)
3. *Near Dark - (1987) - Online (Hulu)
4. *Nosferatu - (1929) - DVD (Rental)
5. Wild Card (Short Films): *The Execution of Mary Stuart(1895); *Le Chaudron Infernal(1903); *Frankenstein (1910) / 15 mins. - Online

October 2
6. *Nine Lives - (2002) - Online (Hulu)
7. *Curse of Alcatraz - (2007) - Online (Hulu)
8. The Lost Boys - (1987) - DVD (Rental)
9. *The Lost Boys: The Tribe - (2008) - DVD (Rental)

October 3
10. *When a Stranger Calls - (2006) - Online (Hulu)
11. *The Believers - (1987) - Satellite (EMYS)
12. Doom - (2005) - Satellite (TNTHD)

October 4
13. Event Horizon - (1997) - Satellite (MAXHD)
14. *Shadow of the Vampire - (2000) - Satellite (HBO)
15. King Kong - (1933) - Satellite (TCM)
16. Creature From the Black Lagoon - (1954) - DVD (Own)
17. Revenge of the Creature - (1955) - DVD (Own)
18. Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy - (1955) - DVD (Own)
19. The Birds - (1963) - DVD (Own)

October 5
20. The Blob - (1958) - DVD (Rental)
21. *Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula - (2007) - DVD (Rental)
22. *The Reaping - (2007) - DVD (Rental)
23. *Dead Silence - (2007) - Satellite (MAXHD)
24. The Wolfman w/Commentary - (1941) - DVD (Own)
25. Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed / Documentary - DVD (Own)

October 6
26. The Mummy - (1932) - DVD (Own)
27. The Mummy - (1999) - DVD Blu-Ray (Own)
28. *The Messengers - (2007) - Satellite (ENCW)
29. *Dracula (Spanish Version) - (1931) - DVD (Own)

October 7
30. Pitch Black - (2000) - Online (Hulu)
31. *Army of Darkness - (1993) - DVD (Rental)
32. *Sleepy Hollow - (1999) - DVD (Rental)

October 8
33. *The Giant Gila Monster - (1959) - Online (Hulu)
34. *The Legend of Hell House - (1973) - DVD (Rental)

October 9
35. *Amityville II: The Possession - (1982) - Online (Hulu)
36. *Clive Barker's The Plague - (2006) - Satellite (SHOHD)
37. *The Phantom of the Opera - (1925) - DVD (Rental)

October 10
38. *BloodyRayne 2: Deliverance - (2007) - Online - (Netflix Watch Instantly)
39. Lake Placid - (1999) - Satellite (MMAX)

October 11
40. *The Covenant - (2006) - Satellite (EMYS)
41. *The Grudge - (2004) - DVD (Rental)
42. *The Grudge 2 - (2006) - Satellite (ENCW)
43. *Ghost Ship - (2002) - DVD (Rental)
44. *Primeval - (2007) - Satellite (STRZHD)

October 12
45. *The Company of Wolves - (1984) - Satellite (FLIX)
46. Halloween - (1978) - Satellite (IFC)
47. *Thr3e - (2007) - Satellite (EMYS)
48. *13 Ghosts - (1960) - Satellite (TCM)
49. Dracula - (1931) - DVD (Own)
50. *She-Wolf of London - (1946) - DVD (Own)

October 13
51. The Island of Dr. Moreau - (1977) - Online (Hulu)
52. *Terror in the Haunted House - (1958) - Online (Hulu)
53. *The Invisible Man - (1933) - DVD (OWN)

October 14
54. *Carnival of Souls - (1962) - Online (Hulu)
55. *The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues - (1955) - Online (Hulu)
56. *The Evil Dead - (1982) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)
57. *Virus - (1999) - DVD (Rental)

October 15
58. *The Crawling Hand - (1963) - Online (Hulu)
59. *Cloverfield - (2007) - DVD (Rental)
60. *John Carpenter's Village of the Damned - (1995) - Satellite (EACT)

October 16
61. *Flesh For Frankenstein - (1973) - DVD (Rental)
62. Night of the Living Dead - (1968) - DVD (Rental)
63. *The Dark - (2005) - Satellite (TMCHD)

October 17
64. *Burnt Offering - (1976) - Satellite (TMC)

October 18
65. *The Cradle - (2007) - Satellite (TMC)
66. *House of Usher - (2008) - Satellite (TMCHD)
67. An American Werewolf in London - (1981) - DVD (Rental)
68. *The Relic - (1997) - DVD (Rental)
69. *Black Sabbath - (1963) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)

October 19
70. Blade - (1998) - DVD (Own)
71. Blade II (2002) - DVD (Own)
72. Blade III: Trinity - (2004) - DVD (Own)
72. Village of the Damned - (1960) - Satellite (TCM)
73. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane - (1976) - Satellite (TCM)
74. House of Usher - (1960) - Satellite (TCM)
75. The Nightmare Before Christmas - (1993) - DVD - Blu-Ray (Own)

October 20
76. *Bloody Mallory - (2002) - Online (Hulu)
77. *The Mystery of the Wax Museum - (1933) - Satellite (TCM)
78. *The Haunting - (1963) - Satellite (TCM)
79. *The Flesh and the Fiends - (1961) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)

October 21
80. *Atom Age Vampire - (1961) - Online (Hulu)
81. *Frankenstein's Daughter - (1958) - Online (Hulu)
82. *Horror Express - (1974) - Online (Hulu)
83. *MST3K: Godzilla vs. Megalon - (1973) - DVD (Rental)

October 22
84. *Drive Thru - (2007) - Online (Hulu)
85. *Brutal - (2007) - Online (Hulu)
86. *A Nightmare on Elm Street - (1984) - DVD (Rental)
87. Night of the Comet - (1984) - DVD (Rental)
88. *Attack of the Sabertooth - (2006) - DVD (Rental)

October 23
89. *28 Weeks Later - (2007) - DVD (Own)

October 24
90. *Return of the Curse - (2005) - DVD (Rental)

October 25
91. *Ju-on (The Grudge) - (2003) - DVD (Rental)
92. *Resident Evil - (2002) - DVD (Rental)
93. *Resident Evil: Apocalypse - (2004) - DVD (Rental)
94. *Resident Evil: Extinction - (2007) - DVD (Rental)

October 26
95. The Picture of Dorian Gray - (1945) - Satellite (TCM)
96. *The Hills Are Alive - (2008) - Satellite (CHLL)
97. *The Ring - (2002) - DVD (Own)
98. *AvP Alien vs Predator - (2004) - DVD (Own)
99. *Frankenstein vs The Creature From Blood Cove - (2005) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)
100. *Shaun of the Dead - (2004) - Satellite (COM)
101. *Bram Stoker's: To Die For - (1989) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)

October 27
102. The Thing - (1982) - Online (Hulu)
103. *The Blob - (1988) - Online (Hulu)

October 28
104. Ghost Story - (1981) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)
105. *Tale of a Vampire - (1992) - Satellite (CHLL)

October 29
106. *Alien vs. Predator: Requiem - (2007) - DVD (Rental)
107. *Unearthed - (2007) - DVD (Rental)
108. *An American Werewolf in Paris - (1997) - DVD (Rental)
109. Lake Placid 2 - (2007) - DVD (Rental)

October 30
110. *Return to House on Haunted Hill - (2007) - Satellite (AMC)
111. 30 Days of Night - (2007) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)
112. *Jeepers Creepers - (2001) - Satellite (AMC)
113. Underworld - (2003) - DVD (Own)
114. *The Thirst - (2006) - Online (Netflix Watch Instantly)

October 31

115. *Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield - (2007) - Online (Hulu)
116. *Madman - (1982) - Online (Hulu)
117. House of Dracula - (1945) - DVD (Own)
118. House of Frankenstein - (1945) - DVD (Own)
119. *The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas - (1957) - Satellite (AMC)
120. *The Horror of Dracula - (1958) - Satellite (AMC)
121. *The Ghoul - (1933) - Satellite (TCM)
122. Underworld: Evolution - (2006) - DVD (Own)
123. Rocky Horror Picture Show - (1975) - DVD (Own)



Checklist (Done 10/25/08)
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary Stuart
-X- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein
-X- 1920 - Nosferatu; The Phantom of the Opera

-X- 1930 - King Kong; The Mummy; Dracula (Spanish Version); Dracula; The Invisible Man; The Mystery of the Wax Museum; The Ghoul
-X- 1940 - The Wolf Man; She-Wolf of London; The Picture of Dorian Gray; House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein
-X- 1950 -Creature From the Black Lagoon; Revenge of the Creature; Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy; The Blob; The Giant Gila Monster; Terror in the Haunted House; The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues; Frankenstein's Daughter; The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas; The Horror of Dracula
-X- 1960 -The Birds; 13 Ghosts; Carnival of Souls; The Crawling Hand; Night of the Living Dead; Black Sabbath; Village of the Damned; House of Usher; The Haunting; The Flesh and the Fiends; Atom Age Vampire
-X- 1970 - The Legend of Hell House; Halloween; The Island of Dr. Moreau; Flesh For Frankenstein; Burnt Offerings; The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane; Horror Express; MST3K:Godzilla vs. Megalon; Rocky Horror Picture Show
-X- 1980 - Near Dark; The Lost Boys; The Believers; Amityville II: The Possession; The Company of Wolves; The Evil Dead; An American Werewolf in London; A Nightmare on Elm Street; Night of the Comet; Bram Stoker's: To Die For; The Thing; The Blob; Ghost Story; Madman
-X- 1990 - Event Horizon; Army of Darkness; Sleepy Hollow; Lake Placid; Virus; John Carptenter's Village of the Damned; The Relic; Blade; The Nightmare Before Christmas; Tale of a Vampire; An American Werewolf in Paris
-X- 2000 - 28 Days Later; Catacombs; Nine Lives; Curse of Alcatraz; The Lost Boys: The Tribe; When a Stranger Calls; Doom; Shadow of the Vampire; Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Reaping; Dead Silence; The Messengers; Pitch Black; Clive Barker's The Plague; BloodRayne 2: Deliverance; The Covenant; The Grudge; The Grudge 2; Ghost Ship; Primeval; Thr3e; Cloverfield; The Dark; The Cradle; House of Usher; Blade II; Blade III: Trinity; Bloody Mallory; A Nightmare on Elm Street; Attack of the Sabertooth; 28 Weeks Later; Return of the Curse; Ju-on (The Grudge); Resident Evil; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Resident Evil: Extinction; The Hills Are Alive; The Ring; AvP Alien vs Predator; Frankenstein vs The Creature From Blood Cove; Shaun of the Dead; Alien vs. Predator: Requiem; Unearthed; Lake Placid 2; Return to House on Haunted Hill; 30 Days of Night; Jeepers Creepers; Underworld; The Thirst; Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield; Underworld: Evolution

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Nosferatu; King Kong; Revenge of the Creature; Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy; The Mummy; The Giant Gila Monster; The Phantom of the Opera; Dracula; She-Wolf of London; Terror in the Haunted House; The Invisible Man; The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues; The Crawling Hand; Black Sabbath; Village of the Damned; House of Usher; Atom Age Vampire; Frankenstein's Daughter; The Picture of Dorian Gray; House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein; The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas; The Horror of Dracula; The Ghoul
-X- G - Creature From the Black Lagoon
-X- PG - The Island of Dr. Moreau; Burnt Offerings; The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane; The Nightmare Before Christmas
-X- PG-13 -The Birds; The Mummy (1999); The Messengers; The Covenant; The Grudge; The Grudge 2; Thr3e; Cloverfield; The Ring; AvP: Alien vs Predator
-X- R - Near Dark; Nine Lives; Curse of Alcatraz; The Lost Boys; Event Horizon; Shadow of the Vampire; Army of Darkness; Sleepy Hollow; Amityville II: The Possession; Lake Placid; Ghost Ship; Primeval; The Company of Wolves; Halloween; Carnival of Souls; Virus; John Carpenter's Village of the Damned; The Dark; House of Usher; An American Werewolf in London; The Relic; Blade; Blade II; Horror Express; Drive Thru; Brutal; A Nightmare on Elm Street; Attack of the Sabertooth; 28 Weeks Later; Ju-on (the Grudge); Resident Evil; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Resident Evil: Extinction; Shaun of the Dead; Bram Stoker's: To Die For; The Thing; The Blob; Ghost Story; Tale of a Vampire; Unearthed; An American Werewolf in Paris; Return to House on Haunted Hill; 30 Days of Night; Jeepers Creepers; Underworld; Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield; Madman; Underworld: Evolution; Rocky Horror Picture Show
-X- NC-17 - The Evil Dead
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Flesh For Frankenstein
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Catacombs; The Lost Boys: The Tribe; Dead Silence; Pitch Black; The Legend of Hell House; BloodRayne 2: Deliverance; Night of the Living Dead; The Cradle; Blade III: Trinity; Night of the Comet; Return of the Curse; The Hills Are Alive; Frankenstein vs The Creature From Blood Cove; Alien vs. Predator: Requiem; Lake Placid 2; The Thirst

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula
-X- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Phantom of the Opera
-X- Boris Karloff - The Mummy; House of Frankenstein; The Ghoul
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - The Wolf Man; House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein
-X- Vincent Price - House of Usher
-X- Peter Cushing - The Flesh and the Fiends; The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas; The Horror of Dracula
-X- Christopher Lee - Horror Express; The Horror of Dracula
-X- Robert Englund -A Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- Bruce Campbell - Army of Darkness; The Evil Dead
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween; Virus

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Spanish, Dracula
-X- Second language, French, Bloody Mallory
-X- Third Language, Japanese, Ju-on

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Nosferatu; Near Dark; The Lost Boys; The Lost Boys: The Tribe; Shadow of the Vampire; Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula; Dracula; Blade; Blade II; Blade III: Trinity; Atom Age Vampire; Bram Stoker's: To Die For; Tale of a Vampire; 30 Days of Night; Underworld; The Thirst; House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein; The Horror of Dracula; Underworld: Evolution
-X- Frankenstein -Flesh For Frankenstein; Frankenstein's Daughter; Frankenstein vs The Creature From Blood Cove; House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein
-X- Werewolf - The Wolf Man; She-Wolf of London; An American Werewolf in London; An American Werewolf in Paris; House of Dracula; House of Frankenstein
-X- Mummy - Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy, The Mummy (1932), The Mummy (1999)
-X- Invisible Man - The Invisible Man
-X- Ghost/haunting -The Messengers; The Legend of Hell House; The Grudge; The Grudge 2; Ghost Ship; 13 Ghosts; Terror in the Haunted House; Carnival of Souls; The Dark; Burnt Offerings; The Cradle; The Haunting; Ju-on (The Grudge); Ghost Story; Return to House on Haunted Hill
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Believers; The Reaping; Amityville II: The Possession; The Covenant
-X- Zombie - 28 Days Later; Night of the Living Dead; 28 Weeks Later; Resident Evil; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Resident Evil: Extinction
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - When a Stranger Calls; Halloween; Drive Thru; Brutal; A Nightmare on Elm Street; Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield; Madman
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - King Kong; Creature From the Black Lagoon; Revenge of the Creature; The Blob; The Giant Gila Monster; The Phantom From 10,000 Leagues; Cloverfield; The Relic; MST3K: Godzilla vs. Megalon; AvP: Alien vs Predator; The Thing; The Blob; Alien vs. Predator: Requiem; Unearthed; Jeepers Creepers; The Ghoul
-X- Documentary -Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
-X- Musical -The Nightmare Before Christmas; The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-X- Spoof/comedy - Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy; Shaun of the Dead; The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-X- Revenge - Nine Lives

-X- Killer/evil doll - Dead Silence
-X- Killer/evil animal -The Birds, Lake Placid; Primeval; Attack of the Sabertooth; Lake Placid 2; The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas
-X- Killer/evil child - Clive Barker's The Plague; John Carpenter's Village of the Damned; Village of the Damned; The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane
-X- Giallo - Black Sabbath
-X- J horror - Ju-on (The Grudge)
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - MST3K: Godzilla vs. Megalon
-X- film and its remake - The Mummy (1932)/The Mummy (1999); John Carpenter's Village of the Damned/Village of the Damned; House of Usher (1960)/House of Usher (2008); The Blob (1958)/The Blob (1988)
-X- based on a video game -Doom; Resident Evil; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Resident Evil: Extinction
-X- based on a novel - Masterpiece Theatre: Bram Stoker's Dracula; Sleepy Hollow; Thr3e; The Island of Dr. Moreau; The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane; House of Usher; The Picture of Dorian Gray
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -BloodRayne 2: Deliverance (Dir. Uwe Boll)
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - An American Werewolf in London (Best Make-up)
-X- silent film - Nosferatu; The Phantom of the Opera
-X- Criterion version film - The Blob; Night of the Living Dead
-X- with commentary -The Wolf Man
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Blade; Blade II; Blade III: Trinity; Resident Evil; Resident Evil: Apocalypse; Resident Evil: Extinction
-X- anthology film -Black Sabbath
-X- takes place on a holiday - Halloween; The Nightmare Before Christmas
-X- takes place in space - Doom; Event Horizon
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Ghost Ship; Virus
-X- animated film - The Nightmare Before Christmas
-X- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Living Dead; Night of the Comet
-X- called "Return of the ..." - Return of the Curse
-X- called "Revenge of the ..." - Revenge of the Creature
-X- called "Attack of the ..." - Attack of the Sabertooth
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the Living Dead

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October 1


1. Nosferatu


October 2 - October 5


None these days.

October 6

2. Frankenstein (1910) Wildcard #1
3. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots Wildcard #2
4. "White Zombie"
5. "Le Chaudron Infernal" (1903) Wildcard #3
6. "Manos: The Hands of Fate" (MST3K)


October 7

7. Werewolf Woman

October 8

8. [REC]
9. Don't Torture a Duckling


October 9 - October 11

None these days.

October 12

10. Mulberry Street
11. Final Destination 3
12. Wicked Little Things


October 13

13. Burnt Offerings

October 14

14. Quarantine

October 15 - October 16

None these days.

October 17

15. Dolly Dearest

October 18

None Today.

October 19

16. Hard
17. Monster Arc
18. Abominable


October 20

19. Night of the Hunter
20. Candyman: Day of the Dead
21. Picnic at Hanging Rock
22. Twilight Zone: The Movie


October 21

23. Poltergeist
24. Poltergeist 2
25. Poltergeist 3


October 22

26. Leprechaun

October 23

None Today.

October 24

27. Rottweiler

October 25

None Today.

October 26

28. Venom
29. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
30. Premonition


October 27

31. Saw
32. Saw 2
33. Saw 3
34. Saw 4


October 28

35. Saw 5

October 29

36. Magic
37. Below


October 30 - October 31

None these days.

2008 Optional Checklist


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-x- 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scotts
-x- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal
-x- 1910 - Frankenstein
-x- 1920 - Nosferatu
-x- 1930 - White Zombie
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-x- 1960 - Manos: The Hands of Fate
-x- 1970 - Werewolf Woman
-x- 1980 - Burnt Offerings
-x- 1990 - Leprechaun
-x- 2000 - [REC]

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Frankenstein (1910)
--- G -
-x- PG - Night of the Hunter
-x- PG-13 - Poltergeist 2
-x- R - Leprechaun
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA) - [REC]

Watch a film starring:
-x- Bela Lugosi - White Zombie
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, Spanish, [REC].
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).


Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-x- Vampire - Nosferatu
-x- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1910)
-x- Werewolf - Werewolf Woman
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-x- Ghost/haunting - Burnt Offerings
-x- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Manos: The Hands of Fate
-x- Zombie - Frankenstein (1910)
-x- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Don't Torture a Duckling
-x- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Monster Arc
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
-x- Revenge - Candyman: Day of the Dead
-x- Killer/evil doll - Dolly Dearest
-x- Killer/evil animal - Rottweiler
-x- Killer/evil child - Wicked Little Things
-x- Giallo - Don't Torture a Duckling
--- J horror -
-x- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Manos: The Hands of Fate
-x- film and its remake - [REC], Quarantine
--- based on a video game -
-x- based on a novel - Frankenstein (1910)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-x- won an Academy Award -- any category - Picnic at Hanging Rock (British Academy Awards)
-x- silent film - Nosferatu
-x- Criterion version film - Picnic at Hanging Rock
--- with commentary -
-x- film and at least two of its sequels - Poltergeist, Poltergeist 2, Poltergeist 3
-x- anthology film - Twilight Zone: The Movie
-x- takes place on a holiday - Picnic at Hanging Rock (Valentine's Day)
--- takes place in space -
-x- takes place on or under the sea - Below
--- animated film -
-x- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Hunter
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -


I didn't finish the checklist or make 100, but I did watch some great horror movies that I otherwise wouldn't have seen, so in that vein, the challenge was a success. Hope you all had as much fun as I did.


31 Films in 31 Days Sublist Thread

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October 1
1. [Rec] (2007)

October 2
None

October 3
2. Corridors of Blood (1958)
3. Saw (2004)

October 4
4. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

October 5
5. The Wizard of Gore (1970)

October 6
None

October 7
6. Black Christmas (1974)

October 8
7. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
8. Five Across the Eyes (2006)

October 9
None

October 10
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
10. The Evil Dead (1981)
11. Child's Play (1988)
12. The Amityville Horror (1979)

October 11
13. Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)
14. Evil Dead II (1987)

October 12
None

October 13
None

October 14
15. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

October 15
None

October 16
None

October 17
16. Army of Darkness (1992)

October 18
None

October 19
None

October 20
None

October 21
None

October 22
None

October 23
None

October 24
16. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

October 25
17. Dance of the Dead (2008)

October 26
18. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
19. Poltergeist (1982)

October 27
20. Inferno (1980)

October 28
21. Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes) (2007)

October 29
None

October 30
22. Evil Aliens (2005)



Checklist
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Phantom of the Opera
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - Corridors of Blood
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - The Wizard of Gore
-X- 1980 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- 1990 - Army of Darkness
-X- 2000 - [Rec]

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Phantom of the Opera
--- G -
-X- PG - Poltergeist
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
-X- NC-17 - The Evil Dead
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Saw

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi -
-X- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Phantom of the Opera
-X- Boris Karloff - Corridors of Blood
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
-X- Christopher Lee - Corridors of Blood
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language, (Spanish), ([Rec]).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (Ju-On: The Grudge).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Ju-On: The Grudge
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Inferno
-X- Zombie - Dance of the Dead
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Phantom of the Opera
--- Documentary -
-X- Musical - Repo! The Genetic Opera
-X- Spoof/comedy - Army of Darkness
--- Revenge -
-X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
-X- J horror - Ju-On: The Grudge
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - The Wizard of Gore
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Poltergeist
-X- silent film - The Phantom of the Opera
-X- Criterion version film - Corridors of Blood
-X- with commentary - The Evil Dead
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness
--- anthology film -
-X- takes place on a holiday - Black Christmas
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of the ..." -
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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Reserved....hope to get at least 30 this year...........

Goal : 30
Total : 04

October 01
01 - Cat People 1942

October 02

October 03
02 - The Blob 1988

October 04
03 - House Of Dracula 1945

October 13
04 - The Mummy 1932

October 14
XX - Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull



Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-x- 1930 -
-x- 1940 - Cat People 1942 House Of Dracula 1945
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-x- 1980 - The Blob 1988
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) -
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-x- R - The Blob 1988
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) -

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-x- Boris Karloff -
-x- Lon Chaney Jr. - House Of Dracula 1945
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).


Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-x- Vampire - House Of Dracula 1945
-x- Frankenstein - House Of Dracula 1945
-x- Werewolf - House Of Dracula 1945
-x- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting -
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
--- Zombie -
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of the ..." -
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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OCTOBER 1st
1. Cloverfield (2008) 4:00 A.M.
2. Pathology (2008) 2:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 2nd
3. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) 4:00 A.M.
4. 30 Days of Night (2007) 7:00 A.M.
5. Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008) 2:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 3rd
6. Buried Alive (2007) 9:00 A.M.
7. The Evil Dead (1981) 7:00 P.M.
8. Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987) 8:45 P.M.
9. Army of Darkness (1992) 10:30 P.M.


OCTOBER 4th
10. Night of the Living Dead (1968) 12:30 A.M.
11. Dawn of the Dead (1978) 11:00 A.M.
12. Day of the Dead (1985) 7:00 P.M.
13. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 9:00 P.M.
14. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) 11:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 5th
15. Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) 2:00 A.M.
16. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) 4:00 A.M.
17. Knock Knock (2007) 8:00 P.M.
18. Breathing Room (2008) 10:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 6th
None

OCTOBER 7th
None

OCTOBER 8th
19. Pulse 2 (2008) 12:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 9th
20. Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008) 3:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 10th
21. C.H.U.D. (1984) 5:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 11th
22. Black Christmas (1974) 4:00 P.M.
23. The Changeling (1980) 6:00 P.M.
24. The Boogey Man (1980) 8:00 P.M.
25. Critters (1986) 10.00 P.M.

OCTOBER 12th
26. The Craft (1996) 12:30 A.M
27. Bless the Child (2000) 3:00 A.M.
28. Cabin Fever (2002) 9:30 P.M.
29. April Fool's Day (1986) 11:30 P.M.

OCTOBER 13th
None

OCTOBER 14th
None

OCTOBER 15th
30. Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008) 3:00 A.M.
31. Arachnophobia (1990) 5:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 16th
32. The Cave (2005) 4:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 17th
32. Dance of the Dead (2008) 4:00 A.M.
33. The Last House in the Woods (2006) 12:30 P.M.

OCTOBER 18th
34. Trackman (2007) 4:00 A.M.
35. No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2008) 9:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 19th
36. The Substitute (2007) 8:00 A.M.
37. Brotherhood of Blood (2007) 8:30 P.M.
38. Dark Floors (2008) 10:15 P.M.

OCTOBER 20th
39. The Happening (2008) 2:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 21st
40. The Strangers (2008) 3:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 22nd
41. Poltergeist (1982) 3:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 23rd
42. Room 205 (2007) 8:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 24th
43. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) 4:00 A.M.
44. My Bloody Valentine (1981) 7:15 P.M.
45. Stigmata (1999) 9:00 P.M.
46. Lost Souls (2000) 11:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 25th
47. Witchboard (1985) 1:00 A.M.
48. Pieces (1982) 3:00 A.M.
49. Maximum Overdrive (1986) 2:00 P.M.
50. Thinner (1996) 4:00 P.M.
51. Silver Bullet (1985) 6:00 P.M.

52. Frailty (2001) 8:00 P.M.
53. They (2002) 10:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 26th
54. The Thing (1982) 1:00 A.M.
55. The Shining (1980) 7:00 P.M.
56. The Fog (1980) 8:45 P.M.
57. Prince of Darkness (1987) 10:30 P.M.

OCTOBER 27th
58. Shocker (1989) 1:30 A.M.
59. Cujo (1983) 12:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 28th
60. Psycho (1960) 3:00 A.M.
61. The Mist (2007) 10:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 29th
62. American Gothic (1988) 3:30 A.M.
63. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) 11:30 A.M.
64. Eight Legged Freaks (2002) 1:30 P.M.

OCTOBER 30th
65. Friday the 13th (1980) 3:00 A.M.

OCTOBER 31th
66. The Exorcist (1973) 3:00 A.M.
67. Halloween (1978) 7:00 P.M.
68. Halloween II (1981) 8:40 P.M.
69. Halloween H2O: Twenty Years Later (1998) 10:15 P.M.

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Oct 1
1. Child's Play
2. Child's Play 2

Oct 2
3. Hellraiser II: Hellbound
4. Horror of Dracula

Oct 3
5. The Return of the Living Dead
6. They Live

Oct 4
7. Alien
8. In the Mouth of Madness

Oct 5
9. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
10. The Shining

Oct 6
11. The Fly (1986)
12. The Wicker Man (1973)

Oct 7
13. Final Destination 2
14. Dead & Buried

Oct 8
15. The Monster Squad
16. The Curse of Frankenstein

Oct 9
17. Dog Soldiers
18. Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Oct 10
19. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
20. Cabin Fever

Oct 11
21. The Happening

Oct 12
22. House
23. Bubba Ho-tep

Oct 13
24. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
25. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Oct 14
26. Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood
27. April Fool's Day (1986)

Oct 15
28. Planet Terror
29. Death Proof

Oct 16
30. Suspiria
31. Inferno
32. The Mother of Tears

Oct 17
33. Prom Night (1980)
34. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

Oct 18
35. Psycho II
36. City of the Living Dead

Oct 19
37. Dracula AD 1972
38. Deep Red

Oct 20
39. Night of the Demons
40. [REC]

Oct 21
41. Slither
42. 28 Days Later

Oct 22
43. Zombie
44. The Exorcist III

Oct 23
45. Saw III
46. Saw IV

Oct 24
47. Inside
48. Evil Dead 2

Oct 25
49. Carrie
50. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Oct 26
51. A Nightmare on Elm Street
52. Dead Alive

Oct 27
53. Last House on the Left
54. Haute Tension

Oct 28
55. Tenebre
56. 30 Days of Night

Oct 29
57. Saw V
58. One Missed Call (2003)
59. Jeepers Creepers 2

Oct 30
60. Christine
61. Scream

Oct 31
62. Re-Animator
63. Friday the 13th Part III
64. Halloween (1978)

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Oct/1
1-Alien 3: Assembly Cut (144 mins/1992/USA/David Fincher)
2-Food of the Gods (88 mins/1976/USA/Bert I Gordon)
3-La Terza madre (98 mins/2007/Italy/Dario Argento)
4-The Most Dangerous Game (63 mins/1932/USA/Irving Pichel & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
5-Dr. Renault's Secret (60 mins/1942/USA/Harry Lachman)
Oct/2
6-Vampire Hookers (80 mins/1978/Philippines/Cirio H. Santiago)
7-It! (97 mins/1966/UK/Herbert J. Leder)
8-The Shuttered Room (100 mins/1966/UK/David Greene)
9-The Man Would Could Cheat Death (82 mins/1959/UK/Terence Fisher)
10-Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (93 mins/1971/UK/Seth Holt)
Oct/3
11-Vacancy (85 mins/2007/USA/Nimrod Antal)
Oct/4
12-Rasputin, The Mad Monk (91 mins/1966/UK/Don Sharp)
Oct/5
13-Gojira no gyakushû (82 mins/1955/Japan/Motoyoshi Oda)
14-Chamber of Horrors (99 mins/1966/USA/Hy Averback)
15-The Brides of Fu Manchu (93 mins/1966/UK/Don Sharp)
Oct/6
16-Satan's Slave (86 mins/1976/UK/Norman J. Warren)
Oct/7
17-Terror (87 mins/1978/UK/Norman J. Warren)
18-The Fog (90 mins/1979/USA/John Carpenter)
19-Suspiria (98 mins/1977/Italy/Dario Argento)
20-Microwave Massacre (76 mins/1983/USA/Wayne Berwick)
Oct/8
21-Scare Their Pants Off (61 mins/1968/USA/John Maddox)
Oct/10
22-4 Mosche di velluto grigio (97 mins/1972/Italy/Dario Argento)
23-The Toxic Avenger (82 mins/1986/USA/Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz)
24-The Abominable Snowman (91 mins/1957/UK/Val Guest)
Oct/11
25-Inferno (107 mins/1980/Italy/Dario Argento)
26-La Morte ha fatto l'uovo (87 mins/1968/Italy/Giulio Questi)
27-The Leech Woman (77 mins/1960/USA/Edward Dein)
28-The Deadly Mantis (79 mins/1957/USA/Nathan H. Juran)
Oct/12
29-Black Devil Doll From Hell (70 mins/1984/USA/Chester Novell Turner)
Oct/13
30-Sugar Hill (91 mins/1974/USA/Paul Maslansky)
Oct/14
31-Massacre At Central High (83 mins/1976/USA/Rene Daalder)
32-The Keep (96 mins/1983/USA/Michael Mann)
33-Maniac Cop (85 mins/1988/USA/William Lustig)
34-Maniac Cop 2 (84 mins/1990/USA/William Lustig)
Oct/15
35-Ils (76 mins/2007/France/David Moreau & Xavier Palud)
36-Trapped (83 mins/1973/USA/Frank De Felitta)
37-Friday the 13th, part VI: Jason Lives (86 mins/1986/USA/Tom McLoughlin)
Oct/16
38-I Spit on Your Grave (100 mins/1978/USA/Meir Zarchi)
Oct/17
39-El orfanato (105 mins/2007/Spain/Juan Antonio Bayona)
40-The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (84 mins/1974/USA/Tobe Hooper)
41-Bordello of Blood (87 mins/1996/USA/Gilbert Adler)
Oct/19
42-The Ring (115 mins/2002/USA/Gore Verbinski)
43-Cult of the Cobra (79 mins/1955/USA/Francis D Lyon)
Oct/20
44-Swamp Thing (91 mins/1982/USA/Wes Craven)
Oct/21
45-Edogawa Rampo taizen: Kyofu kikei ningen (99 mins/1969/Japan/Teruo Ishii)
46-Parasite (85 mins/1982/USA/Charles Band)
47-Chandu the Magician (71 mins/1932/USA/William Cameron Menzies & Marcel Varnel)
Oct/22
48-House of Usher (79 mins/1960/USA/Roger Corman)
49-Yin ji (89 mins/1982/China/Zhao Li)
50-Satan's Children (83 mins/1975/USA/Joe Wiezycki)
Oct/23
51-Die Marquise von Sade (79 mins/1976/Germany/Jesus Franco)
52-The Horror at 37,000 Feet (70 mins/1973/USA/David Lowell Rich)
Oct/24
53-The Night Stalker (74 mins/1972/USA/John Llewellyn Moxey)
54-The Witches (90 mins/1966/UK/Cyril Frankel)
Oct/25
55-House of Frankenstein (71 mins/1944/USA/Erle C. Kenton)
Oct/26
56-Strait-Jacket (90 mins/1964/USA/William Castle)
57-A Nightmare on Elm Street (91 mins/1984/USA/Wes Craven)
58-La Fille de Dracula (79 mins/1972/France/Jesus Franco)
59-Constantine (121 mins/2005/USA/Francis Lawrence)
60-Rise: Blood Hunter (122 mins/2007/USA/Sebastian Gutierrez)
61-The Pumpkin Karver (90 mins/2006/USA/Robert Mann)
Oct/27
62-House on Haunted Hill (93 mins/1999/USA/William Malone)
Oct/28
63-Freddy vs. Jason (97 mins/2003/USA/Ronny Yu)
Oct/29
64-Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (87 mins/1993/USA/Adam Marcus)
Oct/31
65-Halloween (91 mins/1978/USA/John Carpenter)
66-Scream Blacula Scream (96 mins/1973/USA/Bob Kelljan)

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October 1:
Night of the Living Dead
The Shining
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ('74 Original)

October 2:
Donnie Darko: Theatrical Cut
The Butterfly Effect

October 3:
Three ... Extremes
Dark Water (2002 Japanese Original)
Tale of Two Sisters

October 4th:
Ginger Snaps
Dog Soldiers
American Werewolf in London

October 5th:
Busy.

October 6th:[/i]
The Omen ('76 Original)
Rosemary's Baby

October 7th:
American Psycho
Se7en

October 8th:
Scream
Nightmare on Elm Street

October 9th:
Session 9
The Haunting ('68 Original)

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October 4th
1. Prom Night (2008 Remake) Ugh, not a good way to start off the challenge.

October 7th
2. My Bloody Valentine

October 8th
3. Silent Night Deadly Night

October 10th
4. Hellraiser

October 12th
5. Night Train Murders

October 18th
6. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

October 25th
7. The Strangers

October 26th
8. A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

October 31st
9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original)
10. Dance Of The Dead

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The movies with numbers i am counting, the ones without numbers i am not counting as they aren't horror. I just want to see how many movies I do watch in a month

First time viewing in BOLD

October 1st
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (DVD) (Extended): Funny 9/10
October 2nd

October 3rd
1. Red Dragon (DVD) : 2nd viewing, didn't seem as scary as the first time I watched it. Does Edward Norton have a bad movie? 9/10
October 4th
2. Phantom of the Megaplex (DVD-R) (Recorded from Disney Channel) : Kiddie horror, couldnt really watch a real horror as kids were around, one of the better disney channel movies. 6/10

October 5th
3. SAW (DVD) (Uncut Edition) : Best in the SAW series. Started the torture porn genre, even tho there isn't much gore present. Despite the horrible acting, i love this movie. 10/10

4. SAW II (DVD) (R-Rated) : The 2nd best SAW movie, I liked it because it explained a lot about jigsaw. I consider this the "Teen Party SAW" 9/10

5. WILD CARD 1: The Execution of Mary Stuart (Youtube) : At first I though this was real until I looked at the comments on youtube...

6. WILD CARD 2: Le Chaudron Infernal (Youtube): strange... suprised by the special effects.

7. WILD CARD 3: Frankenstein (1910) (Google Video): Also strange....

October 6th

October 7th

October 8th

October 9th

October 10th

October 11th

October 12th

October 13th

October 14th

October 15th

October 16th

8. The Mist (DVD) : Actually pretty good, very grusome, but kind of predictable ending. 9/10

October 17th

October 18th

October 19th

October 20th
9. Final Destination 3 (DVD) : Ok, was basically the first film remade with a rollarcoaster. And didn't really have much to do with the first 2 films. 6/10
October 21th

October 22th

October 23th

October 24th

October 25th




Reserved, my goal is 31

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary Stuart*
-X- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal*
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)*
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - Phantom of the Megaplex
-X- 2000 - Red Dragon

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Red Dragon
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - SAW

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).


Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - (insert film title here)
--- Frankenstein -
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting -
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
--- Zombie -
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel - Red Dragon
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of the ..." -
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

(One film could fill multiple items. Example: Dracula would fill one for decade, rating, actor, vampire, based on novel, and maybe others as well.)
(Use a * to mark first time viewings.)
(Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.)
(First one to fill in all the blanks wins a random DVD from Trevor.)

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October 1st

1: Hellraiser (1987) R
2: Night of the Living Dead (1968) NR

October 3rd
3: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) NR

October 4th
4: Christine (1983) R

October 7th
5: Innocent Blood (1992) R

October 13th
6: The Grudge (2004) Unrated Version
7: Dressed To Kill (1980) Unrated Version

October 16th
8: Fright Night (1985) R

October 21st
9: Friday the 13th (1980) R

October 27th
10: Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Unrated Version
11: Freddy Vs Jason (2003) R

October 28th

late night/early morning
12: Hellraiser III : Hell On Earth (1992) Unrated Version Laserdisc (97 minutes,complete version), 12 A.M.
13: Dead Alive (1992) Unrated Version Laserdisc, 2 A.M.

evening..
14: My Bloody Valentine (1981), R 10 P.M.

October 29th
15: The Monster Squad (1987) PG-13



I think I'm done for the month. I'm busy tomorrow night and planning to go out on Friday as well. So it's doubtful I'll get another movie in, though we'll see. But ending with The Monster Squad is a good finale. Though I certainly had fun catching up with various films I hadn't watched in years.

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2007 List - 7 movies

Wednesday, October 1st
1. The Hitcher (2007)

Thursday, October 2nd
2. The Evil Dead (1981)

Friday, October 3rd
3. Prom Night (2008)

Monday, October 6th
4. Slither (2006)

Tuesday, October 7th
5. The Tripper (2006)

Friday, October 10th
6. Tremors (1990)

Monday, October 13th
7. The Happening (2008)

Friday, October 17th
8. Feast (2005)

Saturday, October 18th
9. Scream (1996)

Tuesday, October 21st
10. Vacancy (2007)
11. 1408 (2007)

I am done. Didn't make my goal but I never do! Something always comes up. Will try again next year!

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October 3

1. The Devil Came from Akasava
2. The Black Room
3. The Wasp Woman
4. Phantom of the Opera (Hammer)
5. Revolt of the Zombies
6. Primeval
7. The Pit and the Pendulum
8. The Dunwich Horror

October 4

9. The Premature Burial
10. 30 Days of Night
11. The Black Castle
12. Dr. Blood's Coffin
13. Theater of Blood
14. Dracula Prince of Darkness

October 5

15. Curse of the Werewolf
16. Murders in the Rue Morgue
17. Black Friday
18. Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
19. The Brood
20. A Bucket of Blood
21. Satanic Rites of Dracula
22. The Monster Squad
23. Salem's Lot (2004)

October 6

24. The Ghoul
25. The Cat People
26. Curse of the Cat People
27. The Leopard Man
28. The Ghost Ship
29. The Body Snatcher
30. I Walked With a Zombie
31. Bedlam
32. Isle of the Dead
33. The 7th Victim
34. Freaks
34. Frankenstein (1910)
35. Mad Love

October 7

36. Lisa and the Devil
37. Bay of Blood
38. Baron Blood
39. Black Sunday
40. Black Sabbath
41. Kill, Baby... Kill!
42. The Girl Who Knew Too Much

October 8

43. The Mummy
44. The Mummy's Hand
45. The Mummy's Tomb
46. The Mummy's Ghost
47. The Mummy's Curse
48. The Old Dark House

October 9

49. Dracula
50. Dracula (spanish version)
51. Dracula's Daughter
52. Son of Dracula

October 10

53. The Wolfman
54. Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
55. She Wolf of London
56. Werewolf of London
57. An American Werewolf In London
58. Wolfen
59. The Howling

October 11

60. Silver Bullet
61. Ginger Snaps
62. Ginger Snaps 2
63. Dog Soldiers

October 12

64. White Zombie
65. King of the Zombies
66. Carnival of Souls
67. Night of the Living Dead
68. Tombs of the Blind Dead
69. Return of the Living Dead
70. Shock Waves
71. Dawn of the Dead

October 13
72. 28 Days Later
73. Reanimator
74. Bride of Reanimator
75. Lifeforce
76. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

October 14

77. Mark of the Vampire
78. Return of the Vampire
79. Slaughter of the Vampires
80. Nosferatu
81. Shadow of the Vampire
82. Rabid
83. Aswang
84. Ceremonia Sangrienta
85. The Devil Bat

October 15

86. Frankenstein
87. Bride of Frankenstein
88. Son of Frankenstein
89. Ghost of Frankenstein
91. House of Frankenstein
92. House of Dracula
93. Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein
94. Young Frankenstein

95. Brides of Dracula
96. Kiss of the Vampire
97. The Vampire's Kiss
98. Dance of the Vampires
99. Night of the Sorcerer
100. Fright Night

October 16

101. Targets

October 17

102. Sigaw (Filipino horror film)

October 20

103. The Devil Rides Out
104. To The Devil A Daughter

October 21

105. Army of Darkness
106. Sukob (Filipino horror film)

October 22

107. Dawn of the Dead (remake)

October 26

108. Halloween (remake)

October 29

109. The Unknown (Lon Chaney)

October 30

110. Stephen King's Nightwalkers
111. The Thing (Howard Hawks)
112. The Undying Monster

October 31

113. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
114. The Beast With Five Fingers
115. Twice Told Tales
116. Fraility

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Oct. 1 (Fun at Crystal Lake)

1. Friday the 13th
2. Friday the 13th: Part II
3. Friday the 13th: Part III
4. Friday the 13th: Part IV
5. Friday the 13th: Part V
6. Friday the 13th: Part VI
7. Friday the 13th: Part VII
8. Friday the 13th: Part VIII
9. Jason Goes to Hell
10. Jason X
11. Nosferatu

Oct. 2 (The Asylum Vol. 1)

12. The Beast of Bray Road
13. Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers
14. Shapeshifter
15. Halloween Night
16. Shadow of the Vampire
17. Death Valley: The Revenge of Bloody Bill
18. I Am Omega
19. Hillside Cannibals
20. Freakshow

Oct. 3 (Dario Argento Mania)

21. Suspiria
22. Inferno
23. Mother of Tears
24. Opera
25. Deep Red
26. The Card Player
27. Tenebre
28. Phenomena

Oct. 4 (Vacation on Elm Street)

29. A Nightmare on Elm Street
30. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
31. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
32. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
33. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
34. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
35. Wes Craven's New Nightmare
36. Freddy vs. Jason

Oct. 5 (Marathon of the Living Dead)

37. Night of the Living Dead (Original)
38. Dawn of the Dead (Original)
39. Day of the Dead (Original)
40. Land of the Dead
41. Diary of the Dead
42. Night of the Living Dead (Remake)
43. Dawn of the Dead (Remake)
44. Day of the Dead (Remake)
45. Night of the Living Dead 3-D
46. The Return of the Living Dead
47. Return of the Living Dead Part II
48. Return of the Living Dead 3

Oct. 6 (Haunted Houses Vol. 1)

49. The Amityville Horror (Original)
50. Thirteen Ghosts (Original)
51. House on Haunted Hill (Original)
52. House on Haunted Hill (Remake)
53. Return to House on Haunted Hill
54. The Shining
55. The Haunting (Original)
56. The House Where Evil Dwells

Oct. 7 (Stuart Gordon Marathon)

57. Re-Animator
58. King of the Ants
59. Castle Freak
60. The Pit and the Pendulum
61. Dolls
62. From Beyond

Oct. 8th (Aquatic Terror)

63. Creature from the Black Lagoon
64. Revenge of the Creature
65. The Creature Walks Among Us
66. Jaws
67. Barracuda
68. Island Fury
69. Shock Waves
70. Piranha (Original)

Oct. 9th (Fucked Up Families)

71. Wrong Turn
72. Wrong Turn 2
73. House of 1,000 Corpses
74. The Devil's Rejects
75. Halloween (Remake)
76. Parents

Oct. 10th (The Trouble With Children)

77. Rosemary's Baby
78. Its Alive
79. Children of the Corn
80. The Omen
81. Village of the Damned
82. Children of the Damned
83. The Bad Seed (Original)

Oct. 11th (The Saw is Family)

84.

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Oct 2nd

1. Martin - Very well-written Romero vampire flick, even though some of the editing is questionable. It's a good spin on a tired subgenre with a wonderfully subtle performance from John Amplas as the film's eponymous lead. 8/10.

Oct 4th

2. The Funhouse **- One of Tobe Hooper's better films. Kevin Conway gives a great range of performances as the different carnival barkers. Decent make-up fx. 8/10.

Oct 5th

3. Ernest Scared Stupid - A Halloween tradition, I've been watching this every year since it came out. Incredibly stupid, but a lot of fun and charm. 7/10.

4. Maniac** - Lustig's best film and Spinell's best role. Savini's shotgun blast to the face has to be one of my favorite on-screen deaths of all-time. 9/10.

5. Damien: The Omen 2* - Decent sequel to the fantastic original, the film is lacking a major villain but the story is interesting enough to keep it from getting boring. At least it's got some great deaths. 7/10.

Oct. 7th

6. The Omen III: The Final Conflict* - Very weak final entry in the Damien Thorn trilogy. Sam Neill does a good job in the role, but much of the film is just wasted on pointless exposition. There was potential here, but it was squandered. 5/10.

Oct. 10th

7. Trick 'r Treat* - Mike Dougherty's fantastic anthology film is as awesome as you may have heard. 4 tales are interwoven throughout the course of Halloween night... and it's one of the best horror films I've seen in years. I can't believe WB isn't releasing this. 10/10.

Oct. 14th

8. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer* - If only the film was as cool as the name... It's fairly fun, but the monster slaying doesn't really happen until 70 min in of a 87 min movie. Plus, the main baddie looks kinda lame. I hope the planned sequels are a bit better. 6/10.

Oct. 16th

9. Horror of Dracula* - Gorgeous, atmospheric Hammer take on the Dracula legend. The pairing of Lee and Cushing is always great to watch no matter what they're doing. 8/10.

Oct. 18th

10. A Nightmare on Elm St. 5: The Dream Child** - This is where the series really started to suck. Bad. Aside from a few cool deaths this is one pretty forgettable. 6/10.

Oct. 20th

11. Dexter: S1* - It took me most of the month to finish the first season, so I'm counting it dammnit! This was a fantastic season and a great show I should have given more of a chance to when it first aired. Can't wait to pick up S2. 9/10.

Oct. 23rd

12. Burnt Offerings* - Pretty boring haunting flick with Oliver Reed hamming it up and Karen Black looking like a weird cross-eyed gargoyle. Nothing much happens... at all. I wanted it to be better. 5/10.

Oct. 24th

13. Let The Right One In* - Excellent Swedish vampire flick about a young boy who's tired of being bullied and needs a friend. He gets one in the form of a 12-year old girl, who isn't quite what she seems. Beautifully shot. 8/10.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - Horror of Dracula
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Martin
-X- 1980 - Maniac
-X- 1990 - Ernest Scared Stupid
-X- 2000 - Trick 'r Treat

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Horror of Dracula
--- G -
-X- PG - Ernest Scared Stupid
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Martin
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Let the Right One In

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
-X- Peter Cushing - Horror of Dracula
-X- Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm St. 5
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language: Let the Right One In (Swedish)
--- Second language:


Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Martin
--- Frankenstein -
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Burnt Offerings
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Damien: The Omen 2
--- Zombie -
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Maniac
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Funhouse
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - Ernest Scared Stupid
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
-X- anthology film - Trick 'r Treat
-X- takes place on a holiday - Ernest Scared Stupid (Halloween)
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of the ..." -
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

* - First time viewing
** - Spent most of the film fooling around with my chick, occasionally watching.

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1. City of the Living Dead (1980)
2. The Shuttered Room (1967)
3. Marebito (2004)
4. Just Before Dawn (1981)
5. The Seventh Victim (1943)
6. REC (2007)
7. Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
8. Black Water (2007)
9. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

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October 1
1. Phantasm

October 2, 2008
2. Devil Times Five *
3. Curse of the Demon *
4. American Psycho

October 3, 2008
5. Funny Games *
6. Bram Stoker's Dracula
7. The Ruins *

October 4, 2008
8. A Nightmare On Elm Street
9. Hatchet *

October 5, 2008
10. **WILDCARD #1** True Blood - Escape From Dragon House / Sparks Fly Out *

October 7, 2008
11. Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat *
12. The Shining

October 8, 2008
13. From Dusk Til Dawn
14. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End *

October 9, 2008
15. A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
16. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer *

October 10, 2008
17. **WILDCARD #2** - Supernatural: In the Beginning/Metamorphosis *
18. Dawn of the Dead (original on Blu-Ray)

October 13, 2008
19. Botched *
20. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
21. A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
22. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

October 14, 2008
23. **WILDCARD #3** - Tales From the Crypt:Season 7 - Fatal Caper/Last Respects/A Slight Case of Murder/ Escape*

October 18, 2008
24. **WILDCARD #4** - Tales From the Crypt: Season 7 - Horror in the Night/ Cold War / The Kidnapper / Report from the Grave*

October 22, 2008
25. **WILDCARD #5** - Tales From the Crypt: Season 7 - Smoke Wrings / About Face / Confession / Ear Today...Gone Tomorrow / The Third Pig *

October 23, 2008
26. The Descent

October 28, 2008
27. 28 Days Later
28. Zombie Strippers *

October 21, 2008
29. 28 Weeks Later

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October 1st

1. *The Haunting of Julia (a.k.a. Full Circle) (1977) 4/10 - Kinda boring with a few decent Rosemary's Baby-ish moments, stars the same woman too.
2. *Homicidal (1961) 6.5/10 - William Castle movie with a great twist
3. *The Werewolf of Washington (1973) 6/10 - Not nearly as bad as I expected; A pretty decent satire, especially for the time it was made and the budget it was probably made on...interesting for Quantum Leap fans to see Dean Stockwell, the hologram guy, as a werewolf political advisor
4. *The Phantom of the Opera (1943) w/ commentary by film historian Scott MacQueen 6/10 - Universal film with Claude Rains. I loved Claude Rains in Invisible Man, but I think he was wrong for this role. The Phantom wasn't the least bit menacing to me in this one.

October 2nd

5. *WILD CARD 1 The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) 7/10 - 51 min. Universal Documentary - Enjoyed the doc. better than the film actually cause it traced a lot of the history of several of the most popular Phantom of the Opera films
6. *Vampire's Kiss (1989) 8/10 - I don't get the hate for this one. Cage is gloriously over the top, and the 2nd half of this movie is absolutely hilarious.
7.*P2 (2007) 7/10 - Surprisingly good thriller with Wes Bentley, written and produced by Alexandre Aja...there's an eye piercing in this one that rivals anything Lucio Fulci ever did
8. *Count Dracula (1977) - BBC 2 part TV Mini-Series 5/10 - I'd heard great things about this adaptation for years but, although it follows the book better than most adaptations in many regards, it ended up being mostly an overly-long melodrama that bored me to tears more often than not. The guy that played Dracula was not particularly menacing or right for the role in my opinion. Plus, for a nearly 3 hour movie, he had very little screen time comparatively. Most plot points in this that followed the book were explored better in Coppola's version, minus the love story that was a conceit for Coppola's film not in the book.

October 3rd

9. The Shining (1980) 10/10 - Kubrick's version on Blu-ray, looks like a million bucks - an all time classic, not just in the horror genre either
10. *WILD CARD 2 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails (2007) 6/10 (short series compiled into Short Film) - Some decent Gore bits, but a little too short to make much of the story, even having watched the film.
11. *WILD CARD 3 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust (2008) 6/10 (short series compiled into Short Film) - I felt exactly the same way about this one as its predecessor - worth watching but adds nothing to the base story and is generally forgettable despite a few decent moments here and there.

October 4th

12. *The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999) 7/10 - Hallmark movie - It was a little dry in the horror department up until the last few moments, but that's more or less how the original story and Disney cartoon are as well. I enjoyed it pretty well though. It'd be good to show to a literature class, even though there's a bit more speculation spelled out more in the film than there is in the story it's based on. - It still leaves it up to the viewer to decide what happens to Icabod ultimately, but they steer you into a less general direction. I guess you could argue the original story does somewhat as well, so I was fine with it.
13. *The Dark (2005) 6/10 - Maria Bello, decent thriller borrows liberally from The Ring
14. *Double Vision (2002) 6/10 - David Morse, Supernatural Asian Thriller

October 5th

15. *The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (1976) 7/10 - Jodie Foster's always been a great actress. Even as a young kid she was better than most. I always thought this was categorized as horror and is in the horror sections of most stores, so I'm counting it, as that's what I thought it was as I watched it. There's certainly mystery and thriller aspects to it, people die, and it's definitely moody all throughout. It was good, but not at all what I thought it was.
16. *Crawlspace (1986) 6/10 - Klaus Kinski makes the whole movie. He's naturally off-putting and sadistic-looking
17. *WILD CARD 4 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1958) 10/10 - Disney animated version - used to love watching this every Halloween, and all year round. I still love it today just as much.
18. *She-Wolf of London (1946) 4/10 - Universal - Pretty boring except for the very end and felt kinda long despite the rather short running time of only about an hour
19. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) 10/10 - On Blu-ray, looks the best it ever has, especially the outdoor daytime scenes. I appreciate this film more every time I see it. It's truly a classic. When I first watched it about ten years ago or so I didn't see nearly as much in it as I do now.
20. Child's Play (1988) 8/10 w/ commentary by director Tom Holland and Tim Sullivan downloaded for free from www.iconsoffright.com - Excellent Commentary, should have been on the DVD - syncs very well better than most Rifftraxs. - Probably the best doll coming to life horror film ever made - this scared the bejesus out of me as a kid especially since I had a cousin that had a My Buddy doll that Chucky was loosely based on.

October 6th

21. *2001 Maniacs (2005) 6.5/10 - Robert Englund Tongue-in-cheek romp with some nice kills and genre trappings
22. *The Lodger (1944) 5/10 - A lot of folks call this one of if not the best films of the 40's, I don't see it. It's well-acted and photographed, but there's never any mystery at all as to who is the killer, and it's supposed to be a macabre mystery. However, from practically the first scene you pretty much know the whole deal.
23. Psycho (1960) w/ commentary by Stephen Rebello 10/10 - Excellent All Time Classic with a nice commentary track
24. The Amittyville Horror (2005) 7.5/10 - remake with Ryan Reynolds - Unlike most cases, I prefer this remake about 10 times more to the completely uneventful and rather boring original. I'd take this film over any from the original Amityville series.

October 7th

25. *Hour of the Wolf (1968) 6/10 - Ingmar Bergman - I guess I just don't get Bergman's sensibilities. There were some nicely filmed moments of oddness near the end of the film, but I'm just not a fan of Bergman's drab pacing and depressing characters. I didn't have a clue what was going on really until I watched the film and the making of doc. after it too.
26. *Hangover Square (1945) 5/10 - This film stars the same guy from the Lodger and suffers from the same problem. It claims to be a mystery, but you pretty much always know what's going on.

EXTRA: Watched All The New Documentaries on The New Psycho DVD - Some nice stuff there with a lot of current folks talking about Hitchcock

October 8th

27. *WILD CARD 5 The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror X 8/10 - I love all the Treehouse of Horror episodes. They're usually the first thing I watch when I get a new season set.
28. *Mother of Tears (2007) 7/10 - Dario Argento's long-awaited end to his loosely connected 3 Mothers Trilogy that started with Suspiria and Inferno - It's not shot at all like those films and bares little resemblance to them up until the final couple minutes - It holds up well on its own, and though it wasn't what I expected, I wasn't disappointed - It was quite violent and somewhat perverse in parts with a few nice surprises - This film's much grander than its predecessors and tries to bring the intensity up a few notches
29. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) 5/10 Not nearly as good as the first. It explains the origin story of Candyman and his lineage a bit which is interesting, but that unfortunately I think humanizes the character too much and confuses the audience a bit when he becomes somewhat selective in his killing process.
30. *It's Alive (1974) 6/10 - I expected a comedy but got a decent low budget thriller with minimalistic old school effects and camera trickery

October 9th

31. *Premonition (2004) 6.5/10 - Japanese Horror film - An interesting twisty tale, very twilight zoney, even if it is a bit melodramatic and gets a tad bit confusing with the logic at the end
32. *Satan's Little Helper (2004) 6/10 - I expected a total crapfest from this one, but this low budgeter took the ridiculousness of the concept and actually made it work in a legit thriller way, with some dark humor, not at all what I expected. The kid's annoying though.
33. Fright Night (1985) w/ commentary by director Tom Holland, Tim Sullivan, Jonathan Stark, and Chris Sarandon downloaded from www.iconsoffright.com 8/10 - I appreciate this one more each time I watch it, and the commentary is excellent - I wish they did effects more old school like this one still today.
34. *The Happening (2008) 1/10 - Should be re-titled "The Crappening" - By far M. Night Shyamalan's worst, albeit his most commercial flick and first R-rated effort. M. Night has to be the MOST pretentious director of our time, maybe of all time. He made 2 pretty decent films: Unbreakable and Sixth Sense. It's been a steady and devastating decline from there. The only reason to watch this film would be for the unexpected nature of the concept of people suddenly killing themselves in horrible ways. That turns hokey pretty soon though and almost becomes a parody by the end. If you've seen any of his films, you'll probably be expecting a ridiculous twist, and this is the worst one yet. I guessed it long before I ever watched the film. I only watched this cause I used a promo code and got it for free from a Redbox machine.

October 10th

35. Dead of Night (1945) 8/10 - the oldest and one of the best horror anthologies I know of
36. From Beyond The Grave (1973) 6.5/10 - Amicus horror anthology
37. *Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) 6.5/10 - Pretty cool, but the main reason to watch this film is for Robert Englund's slapstick humor and the monster fight at the end

October 11th

38. *WILD CARD 6 The Making of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer 8/10- approx. 50 mins. - excellent doc. with tons about the making of the gore and effects
39. *Storm Warning (2007) 5.5/10 - Dimension Extreme - Fairly intense psychological thriller about a couple being kept hostage by a crazy bunch of murderous Australian hillbillies - Not really my cup of tea for the most part, but it has a few good gore moments there at the end
40. *Automaton Transfusion (2006) 3/10 - Dimension Extreme - The cinematography on this film felt disorienting to me and took me out of the picture from start to finish. Not only did they do the whole shaky cam on most of the action sequences which is already a tired trick to hide shoddy effects, but the main problem was the film felt like it was never playing in real time. It felt like everything was going 50% faster than reality which gave me a headache. If it hadn't been for that, this would've been a halfway decent zombie flick with some decent gore. For a much better high school based zombie flick watch Dance of the Dead.
41. *The Hitcher (2007) 6/10 - nothing near the original, but better than most as far as remakes go
42. *Dead Silence (2007) 6.5/10 I really liked the ending and the freaky ventriloquist dolls and ghost lady. It got a little dry in spots though, but I loved the overall gothic feel and look to the picture.
43. *Pumpkinhead (1988) 6/10 - Probably one of the best looking monsters of the last couple decades. Stan Winston was a genius. The film could've been better, seemed to lack direction in what exactly it wanted to be...a nice twist to the revenge film genre with a gothic horror twist though.

October 12th

44. *Ichi The Killer (2001) 6.5/10 - I expected more from this after all I've heard about it. Ichi isn't at all what I expected. Apparently that's not even Ichi on the cover of the DVDs. Some nice gore moments, but I've seen better gangster flicks, martial arts flicks, and gore flicks. This did have elements of all those though, so it gets points for that.
45. *The Man With The Screaming Brain (2005) 6/10 - Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi and great. The film could've been a little better though. I'm sure I'll enjoy the commentary though, as all Bruce's commentaries are great. Ted actually stole the show surprisingly as the mad scientist's assistant
46. *The Messengers (2007) 6/10 - Pang Brothers film - About what I expected, not near as bad as most films like this these days, but not near as good as some of the Pang Bros. other efforts like The Eye and Re-cycle
47. *The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) 6.5/10 - I like many others enjoyed the core idea of this film, but once the mystery is uncovered I felt like it could've been pulled together a little better. It's certainly unlike anything else I've seen before though and was entertaining throughout.

October 13th

48. Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (1979) 5.5/10 - My first time watching the German language version, though I'd seen the simultaneously shot English language version a number of years ago on IFC. - I remember liking this a lot more years ago - It had some nice shots and atmosphere, and Klaus Kinski looked great as Dracula, but the film was boring overall for the most part.
49. *Monster High (1989) 5/10 - Absolutely 80's and absolutely ridiculous but somewhat entertaining
50. *Mary Reilly (1996) 5.5/10 - A good period drama but not that great as a horror film simply cause there wasn't much horror. I didn't like the dicotomy between Jekyll and Hyde in this one. It was obviously not much of a transformation, much like Clark Kent and Superman. It was obviously John Malkovich with just slightly different hair and no real hideousness. The CGI transformation looked kinda cool though, even if there wasn't much difference with the overall result.

October 14th

51. *Teeth (2007) 7/10 - Dimension Extreme - some cringe-worthy moments in this one, especially for guys
52. Gremlins (1984) w/ Director and Cast Commentary, also listened to half of the Director/Producer/Special Effects Artist commentary 8/10 - A nice family-friendly monster flick that I grew up with
53. *Eight Legged Freaks (2002) 6.5/10 - a fun b-movie monster flick sendup of the old 50's movies - much better than I expected

October 15th

54. *Sublime (2007) 6.5/10 - I wouldn't recommend watching this if you have even the slightest fear of doctors or hospitals...this could only make it worse
55. Santa's Slay (2005) 7/10 - Hilarious! The first scene alone is required viewing where a number of big name stars get ripped to pieces. Brett Ratner of Rush Hour fame produced this. If you're a pro wrestling fan, this is required viewing to see none other than Bill Goldberg as the demonic son of Satan known as Santa Claus.
56. *Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) 7/10 - A very unexpected twist
57. *It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978) 7/10 - better than the original in my opinion, much more engaging from beginning to end

October 16th

58. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) 6.5/10 nice family flick with good special effects for the time

October 17th

59. *Return From Witch Mountain (1978) 6/10 - I may have watched this when I was young, but I don't recall it - more of the same with better villains but not much more to offer storywise
60. *It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987) 5.5/10 - They tried to make you sympathize with the monster kids in this one which made it a bit ridiculous and a little too over-dramatic by the end - I was disappointed that none of these films were the schlocky fun fest of idiocy I expected, though this one probably came the closest to that.

October 18th

61. *Stephen King's Desperation (2006) 6/10 - Starts off really strong and dwindles from there into fluff - I could've done without all the crazy ancient language talk and with more of Ron Perlman who was the best thing about the movie with his character
62. *Zombie Honeymoon (2004) 6/10 Decent although you pretty much know what's going to happen by the set up - It's probably the most romantic zombie film though
63. *Lightning Bug (2004) 7/10 - perhaps a little more drama than horror, but definitely has a few horror moments and an overall tone - The girl from That 70's show was pretty hot in this one
64. *Nightmare Detective (a.k.a. Akumu Tantei) (2006) 6/10 - Dimension Extreme - Good set up and overall concept but falls apart a bit by the ending
65. *The Undertaker and His Pals (1966) 5.5/10 - very schlocky with lots of silly gore like Herschell Gordon Lewis' stuff

October 19th

66. *Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera (2004) 8.5/10 - My favorite Broadway musical done in a grandiose way by Joel Schumacher, almost makes up for his forays into the Batman universe...almost
67. *Vampire Journals (1997) 6/10 - a little better than expected even if it is low-budgeted and simplistic in its story
68. *Rogue (2007) 7.5/10 - Dimension Extreme - Probably the best Crocodile horror film I've ever seen

EXTRA: Watched Behind The Mask: The Story of the Phantom of the Opera from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Version Blu-ray 8/10

October 20th

69. *Masters of Horror: The Screwfly Solution (2006) 7/10 - pretty disturbing but interesting and very different, very twilight zoney
70. Identity (2003) 9.5/10 - One of my favorite psychological horror thrillers of the last decade
71. *Dance of the Dead (2008) 8/10 - The best zombie flick since Planet Terror

October 21st

72. Land of the Dead (2005) 7/10 - The first time I watched this in the theater, I liked it pretty decently as a zombie flick but was still somewhat disappointed and considered it the lesser of Romero's first 4 zombie films. Upon subsequent viewings, I'm taking to it more and more and appreciate more of what was attempted with this one. It's more of what Day of the Dead could have been if it were made as a more open and less isolated film. Sure there are things that could be done better here and there, but as a zombie flick, it's better than most. This is about the 3rd time I've seen it now, possibly 4th. It doesn't hurt to watch it in Blu-ray as I did here.

October 22nd

73. *Black Sabbath (1963) 7/10 - A very nice Mario Bava Italian horror anthology film with Borris Karloff. Great for fans of old school gothic horror.
74. *Masters of Horror: Right To Die (2007) 7/10 - Actually one of the better MOH episodes I've seen with great special effects makeup by Greg Nicotero
75. *Masters of Horror: The Black Cat (2007) 8/10 - I wasn't the biggest fan of MOH Season 1 with a couple episodes as the exception. However, Season 2 is looking good so far. This is another one of the best I've seen. Stuart Gordon, the king of H. P. Lovecraft adaptations, brings to life his first Edgar Allan Poe adaptation casting Jeffrey Combs (a.k.a. Herbert West of Re-Animator fame) as Poe himself. Combs is the best Poe I've seen put to screen surprisingly, and I've seen several attempts at the character. This is also probably one of the most faithful adaptations of a Poe short story ever put to screen but with a twist - the twist being Poe is the protagonist of his own story in this one which is fitting since he was practically mad himself.
76. *Eaten Alive (1976) 4/10 - Tobe Hooper movie about a man-eating alligator. Though it had a lot of the same look and feel of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it's nowhere near as good. The plot had very little to offer, and there wasn't much to the characters.
77. *The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) 5/10 - It has Christopher Lee in it, but sadly, he was a secondary character and just like Mary Reilly, the transformation was little more than a hair cut and a shave. Pretty bland overall.
78. Night of the Creeps (1986) 8/10 - One of the best 80's horror flicks and most fun for my money. I can't believe this still doesn't have a release. It's vastly superior I think to the director's second film, Monster Squad which finally got a release. Until it finally gets a DVD release, I'll have to watch my bootleg ebay DVD that includes a pretty good transfer, albeit fullscreen, and an alternate for cable only ending....not too shabby for $6. It reminds me a great deal of Slither with the slugs.
79. The Frighteners: Director's Cut (1996) 8/10 - I haven't seen this in years, and it was the first time watching the Director's Cut for me which I think is probably a lot better. This film really revolutionized CGI and brings a lot of elements together that ultimately culminate into a really entertaining movie, and poor Michael J. Fox's last hint of real awesomeness.

October 23rd

80. *The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) 6/10 - A Hammer vampire film without Dracula or Christopher Lee. No one is particularly menacing, and I don't fully understand the ending, though I appreciate its unique approach. Good scenery and sets all around as is usually the case with Hammer period films. Recommended as a decent Hammer vampire film that takes a detour from the usual route. It's not required viewing by any means though.
81. *Paranoiac (1963) 6.5/10 - A decent psychological horror thriller from Hammer starring Oliver Reed. It's got enough to it to keep you watching, but it's not a classic.
82. *The Strangers: Unrated version (2008) 7.5/10 - I thought this one was a nice simplistic but effective thriller. They could have done more with it to make it better, but this movie goes to show that real suspense is more than just a bunch of jump scares. The realism of this film really adds to the effect. I've never seen the original foreign film it was based on, but I can definitely recommend this one.

October 24th

83. *House (2008) 7/10 - No this ain't the 80's comedy/horror of the same name with George Wendt. This is the latest one starring Michael Madsen, who seems to be cropping up in quite a few pretty decent cult flicks lately. This one meanders a bit into confusing weirdness from time to time, but it starts into the action straight away and never really lets up. It definitely brings some unique ideas to the table and has a really cool ending that really saves it and makes some of the weirdness make a little more sense. Definitely worth a look. It's not what you'd expect.
84. *Manos: The Hands of Fate - MST3K Version (1966) Film Itself = 1/10 MST3K Version = 6.5/10 - This was my first time watching this after wanting to for years. I finally discovered that Google Video has about every other episode of MST3K in its entirety for FREE. I can't imagine watching the regular version of this without commentary. It's a hoot with the MST3K dudes though.
85. *Zombie Strippers (2008) 4.5/10 - Hey, the title says it all. Not nearly as much zombie action as I'd prefer, but it's definitely something different. There are a couple good gore bits, and Robert Englund turns in a nice offbeat performance as usual. It's not quite the mix I expected though.
86. *Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968) 7/10 - One of the better Hammer Dracula films with some of the goriest moments of the franchise...and all amazingly with a G Rating
87. Halloween (1978) 10/10 - My favorite horror film of all time. I watch this one at least a couple times a year, and of course I always have to get it in around this time of year. It's been emulated and immitated many times, even remade to horrid effect, but you just can't beat the original. Even John Carpenter can't make something this good again it seems unfortunately.
88. *Diary of the Dead (2008) 8/10 - I really don't get the hate for this film. I mean sure the social commentary is laid on pretty thick, but that's always been the charm of Romero zombie flicks. I expected little from this one and was pleasantly surprised in the end. With repeated viewings, this could eventually become my 3rd favorite in the series behind Night and Dawn. Watching this made me wish I had gone to the pre-screening here in Nashville where George was doing a Q&A afterwards. I won't make that mistake again based on reviews if he comes around with his next flick.

October 25th

89. *Masters of Horror: The Damned Thing (2006) 7/10 - This one was highly entertaining and gripping all throughout with some intense violence and craziness. However, I was a little disappointed with the ending reveal. I guess with supernatural stuff you're always going to reach that point where you say, "Do I really buy into this...or not?" Though the ending got a bit shaky, it wasn't enough to discredit the pretty awesome 50 some odd minutes leading up to it, and with the final few seconds they tie things together suitably for my taste but perhaps not for everyone's.
90. Dawn of the Dead: Unrated Remake (2004) 8/10 - Usually remakes are blasphemous and wicked in my book, but every once and a while you actually get a really good one with a new spin on the subject that works. This is one of those rare instances. It's not Romero's Dawn of the Dead, but it's a nice alternate take on the same world.
91. *Masters of Horror: The Washingtonians (2007) 4/10 - This was just friggin' retarded. I've really been liking MOH Season 2 so far, but this one was laughable in the storyline. I mean George Washington wanting to start a nation of children-eating cannibals and a cult that wants to preserve his historical image?...come on.
92. *Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs (2006) 5.5/10 - I really wanted to like this one. I mean there is a good idea in here, it's just a little convoluted. It pulls together better by the very end, but it's somewhat anti-climatic. The great battle at the end with the beast doesn't pay off very well, and the twist that pulls it together just seems rushed or something. By the end of the journey, it just doesn't seem like the right ending to me, and yet, that seems to be what the whole story is built upon. So while I didn't outright hate it, I felt it didn't live up to its potential.

October 26th

93. *[REC] (2007) 8.5/10 - Up until about the halfway point I didn't know if I was really going to get into this or not, but that last 30 mins. is relentless. It definitely felt like real footage which pretty much makes the horror for this one. A lot of it is in what you don't see. This film to me is basically 28 Days Later inside an apartment building in Spain shot like The Blair Witch Project. It takes it a little bit to pick up steam, but it ends up being pretty cool and about a million times better than the Blair Witch Project.
94. *Hard Rock Zombies (1985) 0/10 - This one was an utter disappointment! It really sucks hard. I thought any movie about zombie rock stars trying to thwart Hitler's plan to take over the world would have to have at least some funny camp value going for it, but alas I was wrong.
95. Dog Soldiers (2002) 8/10 - One of the best and most inventive werewolf films that helped breathe new life into a tired and forgotten genre. Stars Kevin McKidd, the star of one of my favorite 2007 shows Journeyman.
96. Halloween II (1981) 9/10 - For me personally, this is THE most perfect and best horror sequel because it picks right up immediately following part I, though it was filmed 3 years later, and it flows seamlessly. Sure it falls into more genre conventions since it was coming in just as the big slasher craze of the 80's was taking off. It's still a great sequel, and though I love Michael Myers, by all rights the series probably should have ended here as John Carpenter intended. I say this is the best sequel because I consider Dawn of the Dead more of its own intenty rather than a direct sequel though it is in the same universe.

October 27th

97. Saw IV (2007) 7/10 - I'll be the first to say this franchise is being stretched and that by all rights the series should have ended with the death of Jigsaw in part 3. However, I also have to admit that no matter how I come into a new Saw flick, I usually leave satisfied with how they tie it all together in the end. This one is no different. With this one they essentially set up the base elements for a whole new trillogy or beyond. Part 5 is out now, and I'll be watching that in a few days. Part 6 is coming next year. I do hope that is the last one though. It is nice to know on some level just as a horror fan that a horror franchise is doing this well and is being received as well as these films have been. It may eventually go down as the most successful horror franchise before it's all said and done.
98. *Special Effects (1984) 6/10 - A pretty interesting concept for 1984, blurring the lines between film and reality. It could have been done better and has been since, but this was a nice thriller for the era and budget...another pretty decent film from genre director Larry Cohen.
99. Waxwork (1988) 7.5/10 - This is a fun 80's movie starring the same Zach Galligan of Gremlins fame. There have been other wax museum films, most popularly House of Wax, but overall, I think this is the most original use of the entire concept. The special effects, particularly on the werewolf, are surprisingly good too.

October 28th

100. *Waxwork 2: Lost in Time (1992) 6.5/10 - I have seen the first Waxwork a number of times down thru the years, but I honestly don't recall ever seeing this one. Perhaps I did once, but I'm gonna say it was a new one for me. This changes the concept that I loved so much from the first movie and flat out makes it a time travel film. This one plays up the comedy with a lot more slapstick and tons of famous movie parodies including Aliens, the original The Haunting, and Dawn of the Dead. There's also a nice small but memorable role by Bruce Campbell which perfectly fits in with the tone of this film, going back to his Evil Dead 2 roots a bit. However, this film does fall a tiny bit flat from about the 50 min. to 80 min. mark where it basically lingers as a middle ages Arthurian Sword and Princesses kind of flick. It really kicks into action with some of the more memorable parodies in the last 15-20 mins. though.
101. *The Dark Hours (2005) 7/10 - A surprisingly good low budget psychological horror thriller with some nice twists and turns. Starts out being one thing then becomes something completely different.
102. *Los Monstruos del Terror (a.k.a. Dracula Vs. Frankenstein) (1970) 3.5/10 - I picked up a cheap DVD called Dracula Vs. Frankenstein thinking it was another B-movie from the same era of the same title with Lon Chaney Jr. in one of his last roles. However, instead I found this was actually the 3rd entry in the Paul Naschy Werewolf series where he plays the ill-fated Waldemar Daninsky. He'd go on to play this role in 13 films and make another wolfman film in between that was slated to be in the series, only he hated the script so much that he didn't use the same character name to connect it to the series. This one though is a very odd scatter shot of ideas that just ultimately don't connect in the end. This could be because I watched a butchered U.S. crappy vhs transfer public domain sort of DVD that's probably missing several minutes of plot from what I hear. Basically the premise is these aliens come to Earth and re-animate our greatest monsters to try to take over the world, including The Mummy, the Wolfman (played by Naschy), Frankenstein, and Dracula. In the end though it all seems rather poorly planned, and the aliens themselves can't even keep their plan together. It could have been interesting but just fell apart into a mess as many of these sorts of films of this era tend to do. Oh, and for the record, Dracula and Frankenstein have no confrontation whatsoever in this one oddly enough.
103. *Pulse (2006) 4/10 - This concept had some real potential, but it just meanders through, never really hitting its stride until around the ending possibly. The tone changes immediately from feeling like a rather isolated incident to being a global meltdown. If they'd escalated to the point of the apocalyptic world sooner, it may have held my attention more. Kristen Bell was decent, playing a much more sympathetic character than her character on Heroes. I just don't have much to say about this one other than it was a missed opportunity.
104. *Director's Cut: A Killer Comedy (2003) 4/10 - A decent concept though it has sorta been done and done much better. It's neither all that funny or horrorific. They pull away on all the good potential gore scenes and just imply the horror, which is great if you have a great riveting movie, but with a wannabe schlock-fest, it requires gore and tons of it if it really wants to be what it claims to be. The ending was decent, but the pacing overall is slow and plodding, the characters are stereotypical, and the plot is muddy at best. I did finally get around to watching this rather obscure title though that I got in a trade on DVDtalk about 4 years ago.

October 29th

105. *Masters of Horror: Sounds Like (2006) 7/10 - This was pretty cool. It's not one I'll probably watch over and over again, but it's very intriguing and is a nice story that hasn't really been told.
106. *Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) 7/10 - Vincent Price is always entertaining, and this is his most over the top character. I'd seen the first film but never this one. It's probably just as entertaining as the original.
107. *Bruiser (2000) 6/10 - This film isn't at all what I expected, and though it was really odd and not at all like a Romero film really, I found myself strangely enjoying it. I doubt it'd be one I'd revisit often, but it's worth a look as long as you're not expecting a slasher film or anything of the sort. It's sort of an odd, darkly humorous twist on the revenge film with a bit of satire.
108. Child's Play 2 (1990) 7/10 - I've always enjoyed this film about as much as the original.
109. Child's Play 3 (1991) 6/10 - I know I've seen this one a couple times before, but I honestly didn't remember about the entire second half of it, particularly the stuff at the theme park. I thought they cast the older Andy pretty well. The fact that it takes place amongst a military school full of army weapons allows for some more over the top moments than in the other films. It's not as good a film though since Chucky isn't even particularly after Andy from the first two films anymore. It's got some interesting stuff to offer though and probably effectively bridges the gap between the horror tone of the first two and more campy comedy tone of Bride and Seed of Chucky.
110. The Thing (1982) 9/10 - Watched it on Blu-ray for the first time, and it looked and sounded fantastic, better than ever before. This film is a classic, one of Carpenter's best with some of the best old school special effects ever put to celluloid. It's a movie full of paranoia that contrasts tight enclosed spaces with vast empty snowy landscapes. Its pacing broods at a slower pace than current horror films, but that makes those freakout moments all the more powerful and effective, even when you've seen the film numerous times.

October 30th

111. *Black Sheep (2006) 6.5/10 - Zombie Sheep...what's not to love, right? Well, with the exception of just a couple of instances, the sheep looked pretty run of the mill mostly. There were a few humorous scenes, particularly with the men turning into sheep and the sheep driving a car in one scene. Somehow overall though I expected more from this one just in the ludicrous possibilities. The idea of it was better than the execution of it.
112. Feast (2005) 8/10 - Love this movie. It reminds me of a demented version of Night of the Living Dead only with beasts instead of zombies. I hope the sequel holds up.

October 31st

113. *Inside (2007) 6/10 - Dimension Extreme French title. I expected more from this. I can't decide if this one is too clever for its own good or just isn't as clever as it claims to be.
114. *Saw V (2008) 6/10 - The first half of this one seemed a little bit forced and plodding, but I got into it as it progressed and started liking the new villain/protagonist, especially in the final scene. These films always close on a high note that makes me feel like forgiving a lot of things that come before it. I want the next one to be the last one though. It just feels right.


EXTRA: Watched Midnight Meat Train (2008) Sat. Nov. 1st 6/10 - I expected more from this, especially with all the good reviews and the hype. However, I felt the pacing left a lot to be desired, and at 94 mins., it felt about 30 mins. too long. I really think this would have been served much better to have been adapted as a Masters of Horror episode. It was based on a Clive Barker short story. After watching the film though, I had to turn to the short story just to understand what happened. That means there was a flaw in the delivery somewhere, and I think it mainly comes from that surprise ending in the last couple minutes that completely redirects the entire picture. I was left scratching my head over this one, and still am even after understanding from the source material what happened more so.

EXTRA: Watched The Shining (1980) Sat. Nov. 1st for the first time ever in the local arthouse movie theater that's doing a Stanley Kubrick festival. 10/10 - I had no idea how great and effective the soundtrack was to this film until I watched it in the theater. It was an original film print too which was awesome.

END OF CHALLENGE RECAP AND USELESS STATISTICS:

First Time Viewings: 87 or 76.3%

Titles I've Already Sold or Traded Since Watching Them For The Challenge: 43

Movies Watched on Blu-ray: 9

Movies Watched Online: 5

Rented For Free From Redbox Using Promo Codes: 4

Watched Via Comcast On Demand: 8

Movies I Do Not Own But Will Purchase As A Result of Watching Them in This Challenge: 3 ([REC], Dance of the Dead, The Strangers: Unrated)


Movies That Will Probably Give Me Lingering Nightmares:

1. Teeth (2007) - There were just far too many atrocities committed to the male genatalia for my liking in this one, the kind of imagery that stays with a a man.

Movies That Are So Bad They're...BAD! (A.K.A. Blasphemous Film Atrocities):

1. Hard Rock Zombies (1985) - They weren't very good zombies or very good rockers since all the music was pretty much the worst pop rock of the early 1980's. It doesn't help that at least a 1/3 of the film is pretty much entire performances of this crappy music that is the furthest thing from hard rock as you can get short of Yo Yo Ma.
2. The Happening (2008) - M. Night Shyamalan is the worst highest paid filmmaker in Hollywood. This film further proves why. Nobody can take decent actors and make them seem like horrible ones better than good ol' M. Night. Nobody can beat a ridiculous concept into the ground with less than subtle and irrelevant social commentary like M. Night either. I'd say M. Night is the king of doing both of these things. As wretched as it is, it's just a tiny mark above his previous film, Lady in the Water, which makes my eyes bleed and my heart cry.

Best Movies First Time Viewing:

1. [REC] (2007) - The last 30 mins. make the whole thing with a breakneck pace of realish images of horror, yet the real horror comes in what you don't see and what is hinted at.
2. Diary of the Dead (2008) - I was surprised how much I enjoyed this film despite all the bad press. I think Romero went a step in the right direction with this one.
3. Dance of the Dead (2008) - This film was great fun and for my money one of the best zombie films of the last few years.
4. The Strangers: Unrated Version (2008) - This thriller did a lot with a little and shows that true suspense can be made with use of sound and shadows.

I Can't Believe I Actually Liked These:

1. Vampire's Kiss (1989) - This film is hilarious as a dark comedy with Nic Cage. It's over the top, and I love it completely. This was the biggest surprise of all to me cause I'd heard this was crap and ended up loving it.
2. Werewolf of Washington (1973) - This actually ended up being a pretty decent satire
3. Satan's Little Helper (2004) - This actually ended up being a decent dark horror satire and wasn't at all what I expected. The only really negative about it was the kid was annoying.

What the Deuce? (Still Scratching My Head Over This):

1. Hour of the Wolf (1968) - I had to read about this one afterwards to even halfway understand what happened. I just don't get Ingmar Bergman I think.
2. Masters of Horror: The Washingtonians (2007) - This was utterly ridiculous but has potential camp value just due to the ludicrousness of it all. An underground society of people who dress up like George Washington and Eat people...? I don't even quite know what to say about that.
3. Inside (2007) - I had to read a little about this one afterwards to really get what happened. They tried to be clever, and many folks think it turned out right. I'm not sure I'm one of them though.

Better Upon 2nd Viewing:

1. Land of the Dead (2005) - I don't know why, but I like this one more each time I watch it. I'm becoming more accepting of it as a Romero zombie film, even though the style sticks out from the others.

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October 4th, 2008
1. Leprechaun (1993)

October 10th, 2008
2. Fido (2006)

October 12th, 2008
3. Leprechaun 3 (1995)

October 17th, 2008
4. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

October 18th, 2008
5. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)
6. Psycho (1960)

October 19th, 2008
7. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000)
8. Leprechaun Back 2 the Hood (2003)
9. The Blob (1988)

October 23rd, 2008
10. C.H.U.D. (1984)
11. C.H.U.D. II - Bud the C.H.U.D. (1989)

October 25th, 2008
12. Beware the Blob! (1972)
13. Basket Case (1982)

October 26th, 2008
14. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
15. They Live (1988)
16. Basket Case 2 (1990)

October 27th, 2008
17. Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)

October 30th, 2008
18. The Thing (1982)

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