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Oct 1
(1) The Mummys Hand-1940- I like this more than the original Mummy classic. An Abbot & Costello like team search for a mummy in Egypt and find a different one 7.5/10
(2) Van Helsing- Not a scary movie as you probably already know but a good fun romp Indiana Jones style. 8/10
(3) Christine-1983- Neat horror about a poessed car and the kid who brings it back to life. 8.5/10
(4) Crypt of the Vampire-1962- Old Italian horror starring Christopher Lee in an old eerie castle. Good atmospheric music but not a whole lot of anything else 6/10

Oct 2
(5) Shadow of the Vampire-2000- Willem Dafoe as a real vampire casted to play as a vampire in a movie in 1921 Nosferatu. This is a great movie. One of my favorites 10/10
(6) The Wolfman- 1941- Lon Chaney. Great Movie. I was trying to wait for the scheduled Oct 14th viewing for this but I just couldn't wait any longer to see this one.The Wolfman running through that fog on that set is a great cinemamatic visual that I have seen many times. 10/10

Oct 3
(7) Phantasm- 1978- Good movie dealing with aliens at a funeral home 8.5/10
(8) Masque of the Red Death-1964- I couldn't go on too far without getting in the master Vincent Price. Although this one was just ok. Poe tale about a Prince who saves some people from the Red Death until it takes them over in the end. 7.5/10

Oct 4
(9) 2001 Maniacs- Fearnet- Ridiculos tale about some teenagers who take a detour while on a break from college. They end up being the guests at a " barbecue " with Robert Englund as the leader. 4/10
(10) Friday the 13th the series- the Quilt of Hathor.(1988) This is wildcard #1- two part show about the gang going to a Amish like community to get back a posessed quilt. 8/10

0ct 6
(11) The Reaping- 2007-Interesting tale about the 10 biblical plagues in Louisana. This movie didn't get good reviews but I liked it. 7/10
(12) Howling II-Your Sister is a werewolf-1986- Average werewolf movie with Christopher Lee 7/10
(13) An American Haunting-2005-Neat horror about a ghost attacking a family in the 1800's.
Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek star in this good haunted horror flick 8.5/10

Oct 7
(14) Frankenstein-1931- The original classic movie. I guessed it shocked people back then.
The platform for many a remake 8/10
(15) The Haunted Palace -1963- Great Vincent Price horror here. This is my favorite from him.
Debra Paget and Lon Chaney are wonderful also. Story about a warlock who upon his death puts a curse on the town. Price plays his ancestor who is posessed by the dead warlocks spirit. 10/10

Oct 8
(16) Children of the Corn-1984- Great Stephen King movie about children who kill their parents and their own kind when they turn 18 for the gratification of a corn field god. A young Linda Hamilton looks great here 8.5/10

Oct 9
(17) Horror of Frankenstein-1970- Hammer tale about the Frankenstein monster terrorizing the countryside. Some great Hammer House clevage in this one! 7/10

Oct 10
(18) American Werewolf in London-1981- Part horror part light comedy about a man who becomes a werewolf in the streets of London 7.5/10
(19) Scary Movie- Had to partake into my horror comedy stock. Not a terrible spoof movie. 7/10

Oct 11
(20) Black Sabbath- cool old fashioned horror with Boris Karloff. 3 tales of horror. It didn't even matter that the whole movie was subtitled. 8/10

Oct 12
(21) The Exorcism of Emily Rose-2005- Average court room/ exorcism tale of a priest being put on trial for the death of Emily who was accused of being posessed. 7/10
(22) Mindwarp- 1992- Bruce Campbell. Terrible film about being hooked up to a computer that transports you to another world with flesh eating monsters. I only stayed with this because of the challenge. I would of dumped this an half hour into it. 0 /10

Oct 13
(23) Lets Scare Jessica to Death-1971- Not a bad horror film. A bit dated but a nice offering 7.5/10
(24) Countess Dracula-1970- Ingrid Pitt- ok horror film surrounding the Countess Bathory theme 7/10

Oct 15
(25) Vampire Lovers-1970- Part 2 of a Ingrid Pitt double feature. Neat gothic story of female vampires. I've always liked this one. Peter Cushing also stars. 9/10
(26) The Night Stalker-1972- Darren McGavin stars as a Las Vegas reporter investigating murders by a vampire. Great old time movie that I have been watching since I was 8 years old. 9/10

Oct 16
(27) Captian Kronos Vampire Hunter-1974- Slow moving movie about vampire hunters hunting for vampires ( obviously ) The best thing about this movie was Caroline Munroe. 7/10

Oct 17
(28) Psyco II- 1983- Anthony Perkins- Neat horror movie sequel to the classic Psycho. I like this one better than the original. Whenever I want to see a Psycho movie I always choose this one. 9/10
(29) House of Wax-1953- Vincent Price- Neat old time horror movie. Price doing his usual great performance of a wax museum owner encasing his victims in wax to display in his museum. 8/10

Oct 18
(30) Pumpkinhead- Story about a mans revenge on a group of teens who accidentally kill his son.
He calls on the Pumkinhead. Great film for Halloween 9/10

Oct 19
(31) Scary Movie 3-TBS-Another shot in the long line of horror paraodies. Just about the same as the other ones. Some good moments and some bad moments. 6/10

Oct 20
(32) Lust for a Vampire-1971- Good Hammer Horror flick about a vampire running loose in a girls school. 8/10
(33) The Omen-1976- Incredible classic about the birth of the anti-christ. My dad took me to see this in the theatre when it was first released. It was a chiller then and it still is now. This is a movie that makes you think my father would say afterwards, I still remember his words after leaving the theatre. 10/10
(34) Taste the Blood of Dracula- Christopher Lee-Hammer tale continuing on the Dracula theme-7/10

Oct 21
(35) Ginger Snaps Back-2004- Cool werewolf tale about two sisters and an old 19th century fort. 8/10

Oct 22
(36) Night of the Demons-1987- cheesy horror about a group of dim-witted teens looking for a party on halloween night and pick a house posessed by demons. 7/10

Oct 23
(37) House on Haunted Hill- cool remake of the Vincent Price movie. I like this one better than the Price movie 9/10

Oct 24
(38) The Sentinel-1976- True horror about a NY model chosen to guard the gate to hell. A lot of young actors were seen in this one. Beverley De Angelo, Tom Berringer, Christopher Walken, Burgess Meredith ( not young none the less ), and Jerry Orbauch who you wouldn't even recognize until you heard him speak. Then it clicked in who he was. Creepy movie 8/10
(39) Pitch Black- Vin Deisel- good Sci-fi/horror about a crew landing on a different planet with flesh eating flying animals 9/10

Oct 26
(40) Bride of Frankenstein-1935-I didn't understand this one too well. Frankenstein talking and making friends didn't do it for me. Then the making of his mate who was killed off really fast. This one just didn't grab me. 6/10
(41) Book of Shadows- Blair Witch Project 2- 1999- Story about a group of people researching the Blair Witch Project murders. Pretty cool, but set up wierd. 8/10

Oct 27
(42) Dracula Has Risen from the Grave- 1968?-Christopher Lee- Another in the long line of the Hammer Count Dracula series. This was ok. Nothing really exceptional. But ok Gothic tale. 7/10
(43) Frankenstein meets the Wolfman-1943- Lon Chaney returns as the wolfman who tries to get a doctor to end his curse. Frankenstein played by Bela Lugosi helps out to gain back his full power. These Universal horror movies you just have to take as they are, being made so long ago they lack the experience of later movies. But they still have their good moments 7/10
(44) Return to the House on Haunted Hill-2007- AMC- Finally was able to watch a movie from AMC Horrorfest after all of the retread movies they have on every day.Sequel to the House on Haunted Hill but not as good. But it did have some nice looking ladies to keep my interest. 6/10

Oct 28
(45) Boo!- 2005- Dee Wallace- cool horror film surrounding a haunted hospital for the insane. Some stupid teens who want to have some fun (as usual ) visit the hospital and a few of them don't return home. 8/10
(46) The Innocents-1961- horror surrounding a nanny watching children in a haunted house Atmospheric, moody. You really have to sit down and watch this to get the full effect.8/10

Oct 30
(47) Horror of Dracula-1958- Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee- Great Hammer production, their best Dracula movie as far as i'm concerned. This dynamic duo started the Hammer Dracula theme that has had many great sequels. I have viewed this movie hundreds of times and I will continue to do so for years to come. 10/10
(48) House of Dracula-1945- Lon Chaney- The gangs all here, Dracula, The Wolfman and Frankenstein. A doctor tries to cure Dracula and the wolfman of their curse and ends up being currupted by Dracula. He does cure the Wolfman but brings Frankenstein back to life. All is well even including a hunchback nurse. 6/10
(49) House of Usher-1960- Vincent Price- Great horror here surrounding a man who takes care of his ailing sister. Great old time classic 9/10

Oct 31
(50) Sleepy Hollow-1999- Johnny Depp- Great movie following along the Sleepy Hollow/ Icabod Crane theme. Very Dark, Great for Halloween 10/10
(51) Halloween-1978- Jamie Lee Curtis- Great original classic surrounding a maniac running loose from an insane asylum 9/10

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Oct. 1
1 Alien *
2 Aliens *
3 Alien3 *
Oct. 2
4. Alien Resurrection *
5. Leviathan *

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Alien
-X- 1980 - Aliens
-X- 1990 - Alien Resurrection
--- 2000 -

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

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 -
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Aliens (Best Effects, Visual Effects) 1987
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
-X- takes place in space - Alien
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Leviathan
--- 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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The 4th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge!

GOAL = 100 (maybe next year)
Total Watched = 74

All films USA unless noted otherwise
Shorts 1 Min or less counted as 1 Min
* = First Time Viewing
WC# = Wild Card's 1-6

October: 1
1. The Screaming Skull (DVD - 1958 - 68 Min - B&W) *
"...Therefore, its producers feel they must assure free burial services to anyone who dies of fright while seeing... The Screaming Skull!"
Great little horror piece, one of those dollar store finds (I have a lot of those I'm determined to watch). I was pleasantly surprised by the creepy SFX. I love the theatre public service announcement that opened the film...classic!

October: 2
2. King Kong (TV/TCM - 1933 - 104 Min - B&W)
"...I got him!"
Obviously a classic, but I don't remember it being quite so graphic. I was a bit unsettled by the creepy, strange-smiling, stop-motion beast... and I may have been turned on by Kong undressing Ann... I sure hope not.
3. 2001 Maniacs (HDTV/FEARnet On Demand- 2005 - 87 Min – Color) *
"An eye for an eye."
Obviously NOT a classic…this movie was rather pathetic. Well, VERY pathetic. Sometimes bad horror just doesn’t work out.
25 Oct UPDATE: Well, after running the gambit of good and bad horror movies during this challenge, I decided this film isn’t so bad after all. I’ll take good blood and guts effects over a flat-out terrible film…anytime.

October: 3
4. Sleepaway Camp (DVD - 1983 - 88 Min – Color) *
"...she’s a…"
I’m an 80’s horror movie junkie, but this series somehow has always slipped by me. I’m glad I’m giving it the attention it deserves, because this is awesome! The special effects shot with the arrow is one of the best I’ve ever seen. And the ending…possibly one of the best ever for a slasher film.
5. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (DVD - 1988 - 80 Min – Color) *
"Listen, you don’t have AIDS or anything do you?"
The series continues… with a lot more slashin’, a lot more flesh, and a rockin’ 80’s soundtrack. Some people think this is too comic, but I think it enforces the standard for the slasher-camp (no pun intended) formula. Lots of fun!
6. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (DVD - 1989 - 80 Min – Color) *
"When I was young, my town’s water supply didn’t have any fluoride."
This one’s really an extension of part II. It’s just a year later in story time, as well as real time. There’s still a lot of slashin’, a lot of flesh, and another rockin’ 80’s soundtrack. Michael J. Pollard played a great role, and was as creepy and uncomfortable to watch as ever. Classic.
7. Blood for Dracula (DTV/FLIX - 1974 - 106 Min – Color) *
"For the rest of your life you’ll be with ugly people. You might as well get used to it."
Oh, my. This is just terrible. So much time is wasted explaining needless plot detail to death, with nothing happening. What does happen is not very interesting or effective. The best part is the vintage car driving around with Dracula’s coffin and wheelchair tied down on top. The licking the blood off the floor scene was disturbing (you know why if you’ve seen this), and I also could have done without all the vomiting. Blah...
8. Revolt of the Zombies (DVD - 1936 - 65 Min – B&W) *
"Buna, we’re learning to be ruthless."
This is a prime example of a film not living up to, or being as cool as, its title. Though the zombies don’t really revolt (or at least they're not zombies when they do), the plot isn’t too bad. This is really just a 1930’s B-movie. The jump cuts are annoying and hard to follow, and there’s not much to hold the interest of a zombie-genre fan. But the story is decent and the script is full of corny lines. Thankfully, it wasn’t much longer than an hour.
## Ghost Whisperer – 4.01 – Firestarter (HDTV – 2008 - 44 Min – Color) *
My wife and I love this show, and since it has horror elements I’m listing it and counting its time, but not counting it for numbers. This gets episode is the season 4 opener, and is rather uneventful. We say goodbye to Professor Rick Payne, and say hello to some goof-ball that gets to “hear” ghosts instead of see them. Eh, nothing really exciting. They’ve really been struggling to pair Melinda up with someone on this show, and I wish they would just give it a rest. JLH is a strong enough actress that she doesn’t need a side-kick. We’ll just have to see where this season takes us.
9. Event Horizon (DVD - 1997 - 95 Min – Color)
"Have you ever seen fire in zero gravity? It’s beautiful."
Well, after two bombs in a row, I decided to switch things up and watch something I KNOW is good. I first saw this film as a projectionist/manager for Regal Cinemas. I did my usual splicing the film reels together the night before release, and then previewed it for a quality check (as was required during that time). Boy, was watching this in an empty theatre in the middle of the night a BIG mistake. Not only was this quite unsettling, but it also made me kind of sick (which this film is known for doing to viewers), and all of that was magnified in the great abyss of my theatre. I love the film, and hadn’t seen it since that pre-first release day. But I remembered every bit of it, like I only saw it a day ago. Not many films have an effect like that on me. This film is a good example of why I love movies. …And just one more thing: Large Hadron Collider - Event Horizon.

October: 4
10. Idle Hands (DVD - 1999 - 92 Min – Color)
"You blew off heaven, to kick it with me."
This movie has always been a guilty pleasure for me, but a guilty pleasure that is validated by the film being truly freakin’ cool! Everything I need in a horror film is here, plus The Offspring cover The Ramones! I’ve had a lot of people watch this, and they all love it. I highly recommend it. And of course, Jessica Alba is always fun to watch. Love that angel costume...
11. When a Stranger Calls (DVD - 2006 - 87 Min – Color) *
"Ben: You gonna be okay out here alone? Jill: Depends what they have TiVo-ed."
I think this film gets treated unfairly. I approached this as more of a resurgence of the idea of the original, not a flat out remake. On its own, this film stands strong as a good thriller. Not great, but I had a lot of fun watching it. Of course it helps that Camilla Belle is gorgeous, and the house is nice to look at as well. It’s a keeper for me, but I know why some people won’t like it. And those people should just move on and find something else to watch.
12. The Incredible Shrinking Man (DVD - 1957 - 81 Min – B&W) *
"People don’t get shorter, Mr. Carey. They just don’t get shorter."
Cool 50’s horror flick. I’ve only seen bits and pieces in the past, but it’s the most effective to watch it all the way through. Effects shots are great, and there’s a good sense of terror that is prevalent through most the second half. This isn’t one of those everything works out in the end, kind of movies, but the final scene does wrap it up quite nicely. Very poetic.
13. The Glass House (DVD - 2001 - 106 Min – Color) *
"This too shall pass."
This is a great companion to When a Stranger Calls. A good horror/psycho-thriller, with some of the same elements: Cute teen girl; awesome house; someone in the house trying to kill the cute teen girl. I think this is a mix of The Shining and American Beauty. We have a family hiding terrible secrets and youngsters being exploited for their innocence. Then we have the father figure that slowly loses his mind as the film progresses, until he succumbs to being a flat out killer—justified in his own sense. One of the greatest horrors I can imagine is trying to get away from someone that wants to hurt you, and also who lives in the same house as you. Throw in the frustration of no-one believing you due to your age, and the no control factor, and you have quite the nightmare. This movie is often compared to Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, I guess just because of the teen peril aspect. I think the film is effective, but it is slow moving, so be prepared to fight heavy eyelids.
14. MOH - Jenifer (DVD - 2005 - 58 Min – Color) *
Wow. I love Argento, but this one was hard to get through. Every time I thought, “They won’t show that…” they did. I was kind of surprised, even with it being Argento. I can always count on him to affect me, but usually his kill ripened images are beautiful to behold. He makes the macabre of horror/giallo a truly artistic endeavor. This, however, was a little less on the art, and more on the repulsion (for me, at least). I enjoyed the film, but don’t think I’ll ever watch it again. I also don’t think I’ll ever have a cat again…or for that matter, a horribly disfigured, beast-like lover…
## MOH – Jenifer, Working with a Master: Dario Argento (DVD, Special Feature - 2005 - 16 Min – Color) *
This was a pretty informative look at Argento at work. It seems he really believes he is making something beautiful, even when his subject matter is entirely revolting. I find it interesting that his actors and crew really know how lucky they are to work alongside such a legendary master-craftsman. I’m glad they don’t take that for granted. I know that I never would.

October: 5
15. The Monolith Monsters (DVD - 1957 - 77 Min – B&W) *
"Coffee is nothing but flavored…water."
Don’t leave the Bunsen Burner on with nobody there to watch it! Sorry, I just had to say that. Anyway, this challenge is really giving me a good chance to catch up on classic horror, and I’m discovering a lot of little gems, like this one. Unlike most of the other 50’s era horror I’ve watched, this film does an excellent job at pacing throughout. The intensity and peril develops a little bit at a time, never letting the fantastic element over-shadow the characters. The film also does an incredible job of presenting a fear in an environment that can be related to. I believe the reserved manic paranoia proves effective. The screams and horror are only used when needed, and never over-acted. The score does its job appropriately as well. Of course the SFX are impressive, though not anything groundbreaking. But groundbreaking SFX are not needed for this story (except for the fact that the monsters ARE groundbreaking!). I will point out that that the scale of the disaster further on into the movie is quite successful. And John Sherwood should have directed more than just three films (not counting second unit/asst.). He’s a great talent. Note to self: Don’t watch two “Jenifer” character movies back to back. The name is starting to worry me.
16. Monster on the Campus (DVD - 1958 - 77 Min – B&W) *
"You be careful. Sampson’s in no position to protect you."
Jack Arnold is definitely a director on the in-your-face perilous side of the 50’s horror movie spectrum, but it suits his directing style. One thing that really stands out to me in this film is the meticulous use of shadows; the dark—light back-and-forth works well. I was also surprised by the gruesomeness of the film (not much there, but what is there is great). Kind of an early slasher pre-curser. This plays on the beast-man transformation concept, but does it somewhat originally, or at least interestingly. I also found that the street-walking at night scene reminded me a lot of Blue Velvet. Nice surprise, there. Cool horror, lot's of science, fun to watch. Oh, and bravo for the worst mask I've ever seen!
17. The ‘Burbs (DVD - 1989 - 101 Min – Color)
"Nobody knocks off an old man in my neighborhood and gets away with it."
This movie cracks me up and creeps me out every time. It’s one of those movies that anytime you come across it while watching TV, you just have to stop and finish it out. But today I treated it right and watched it in its entirety on DVD. I still enjoy it just as much as any time before. I love the suburbs myself, and this movie is one I get real comfortable in—despite the weird cannibal cult that lives next door to Tom Hanks. That reminds me, I gotta get a bathrobe like his; looks super comfortable, and never in style. Anyway, the cast here is great. Not only are the actors great, but the characters themselves are a lot of fun to spend an hour and a half with. And this is one of the few Carrie Fisher, post-Leia rolls I don’t mind her in. My only complaint is that the DVD looks like crap, even being widescreen enhanced. This movie deserves way better treatment than this. Now I’m, “gonna go do something productive. I’m gonna go watch television.” – Ray Peterson
18. Morgane et ses nymphes, AKA Girl Slaves of Morgana le Fey (DVD - 1971 - 86 Min – Color – France)
"Quand je vous attrape je boirai vos déchirures - When I catch you I shall drink your tears!"
What is it with movies reminding me of David Lynch lately? Here’s the second one. Remember the One Armed Man, The Man From Another Place, and Bob from Twin Peaks? Put them all in a blender and you’ll find him in this movie as Gurth. Freaky, huh? It’s hard to enjoy all that writhing female flesh with this revolting dwarf running around. The Gurth character works, though. This movie is not for all, but for the likes of my wife and me, who have a special place in our hearts for exploitation and European sleaze cinema, this film is fantastic. The film is beautiful to look at, with sweeping landscapes, a rocky castle, and just as many ugly people as pretty. I believe that Rollin is the master of filming castles, and Borowczyk is great with the forest. Bruno Gantillon combines both aptly here, directing this Queen of Witches tale. The film is pretty slow moving, but if you take it all in (maybe a couple viewings worth) you’ll see it is a real solid story. This viewing for me was the first time I noticed Françoise being an Alice in Wonderland type of character, with the blue dress and white stockings, embarking on a magical journey. If you like Euro-cult cinema, this should suit you just fine.

October: 6
19. The Devil’s Men AKA Land of the Minotaur (DVD - 1976 - 88 Min – Color) *
"I believe the devil has taken possession of this village."
Well, I think that John Carpenter saw this film, starring Donald Pleasence, and then decided to film Halloween so that Pleasence could reprise this “ridding the world of evil” role. I may be off on my film dates there, not really a Carpenter historian, but you get the picture. Anyway, I kind of liked this film. It’s not really good, and the religious aspects are laughable (almost intolerable if you are a Christian). If you’ve ever seen a film spoofing devil worship and sacrificial ceremonies, well, that’s this film, minus the spoofing. Nothing really of note, but I did like it. It helps that Peter Cushing is in here with Pleasence, which in itself is worth watching. There’s a cute little girl that steals the award for best acting, though she does nothing more than stare heartlessly and stab people, and she also.......................
Sweeps the front porch!
...so I don’t know what that tells you about the quality of the movie. You decide for yourself. Oh! And Brian Eno does the music.
20. Terrified (DVD - 1963 - 85 Min – B&W) *
"I’m your oldest friend…terror!"
Did Eli Roth direct this in a previous life? This is some good torture fluff. Not gratuitous torture, mind you, but the kind where you can see the fear in the victim’s eyes as the situation takes a turn for the worse. This isn’t too bad of a flick. I was entertained the entire time, and the Ken character (played by Rod Lauren) comes across a lot like James Dean. As far as a killer/terror film goes, this one serves it up quite nicely. And the scene where the killer’s identity was revealed played out well. I didn’t see it coming.

October: 7
21. Bloodlust! (DVD - 1961 - 68 Min – B&W) *
"Of all the girls in the world, I had to get mixed up with the daughter of a Judo expert."
Wow, this movie is great. I’m glad I never saw the MST3K version, because this film deserves full attention (without all that snickering). How did they show this stuff in 1961? There are some grizzly good death scenes in here. I actually found the kills rather shocking. Maybe I just wasn’t expecting the level of detail in the SFX. This had to have stirred up some parental radar for the day. I also enjoyed the set designs; the cavernous dungeon looked great. If you haven’t seen this, it’s definitely worth a look.
22. Cannibal! The Musical (Cinema - 1996 - 95 Min – Color) *
"Why the hell would I be jealous? I’m gonna die tomorrow."
I watched this as part of Alamo Draft House Cinema’s Troma Night, Tuesday events. I’m glad it was free, because as with most Troma films, I’d prefer not to pay for this quality of entertainment. Supposedly this film was acquired and distributed by Troma after it was made. Not really interested in the history of the film. Feel free to research it yourself, of course. As far as the actual movie goes, it’s okay, but I’m not a big Trey Parker fan to begin with (yes - the South Park Trey Parker made this). For being a musical/horror/comedy/historical film, it wasn’t so bad. I wouldn’t say I’m any better off for seeing it, but it was fun. The tone of the film of course is stupid, and it takes a while to get to the killing/eating parts, but it pays off when the blood arrives. Has a good start, too. It also helps if you know the Alfred Packer story to begin with. For me, I’m just not really one for middle-school humor, even when cannibalism is involved.
23. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (Internet/YouTube - 1895 - 1 Min – B&W) * WC #1
". . ."
This is Pulp Fiction for 1890. I’m sure everyone was talking about this when it was first shown. I think this was very cool to watch. I’ve heard of it before, but I never really looked for it. Thanks to a dedicated team of fellow horror movie watchers, I finally was persuaded to make time to watch it. This is generally thought to be the first horror film, and I’m certain it was very effective when it was shown. Just the idea that a photographer would have the sense to replace a body in frame to create the “special” effect is in itself mind-blowing. It is really cool that during this time, individuals would have the creative drive to experiment so radically. But it is that creative force that has helped to bring us to where we are in film today.
24. Chaudron infernal, Le AKA The Infernal Golden Pot (Internet/YouTube - 1903 - 1 Min – Color, Hand-tinted - France) * WC #2
". . ."
I am taken back by how entertaining this was to watch. Not just from the aspect of it being an early short film, but the story line itself was very engaging. I wouldn’t think much could happen in such a short amount of time, but it really does. And the vibrant, hand-tinted colors were a real joy to see. I really wish I could have seen the audience reaction to this. I’m sure they were blown away.
25. Frankenstein (Internet/Archive - 1910 - 16 Min, 12 Min Footage – B&W, Tinted) * WC #3
". . ."
Here we go again with the David Lynch influence on my viewing…the frontwards filming, backwards playing SFX of the Monster coming alive was superb, and of course reminded me of Lynch’s front/backward scenes. But a great little piece this is. I thought I’d seen as many different versions of Frankenstein possible, but leave it to the 1910’s to show me something new and fresh. The film is great, and I really like the multi-tinted frames. I think it is very effective the way the different tints matched the mood and attitude of what is being shown. The scene where the Monster sees himself for the first time in the mirror, I thought, “Wow, they did a good job not showing the camera.” Then I thought, “Wow, they did a good job not showing the camera, AND this was made in 1910!” I believe this Dr. Frankenstein was the most successful in his creations. This monster can move the best, and shows the most emotions. Good job on using the visible frame to dress the set so well.

October: 8
26. The Devil’s Hand (DVD - 1962 - 71 Min – B&W) *
"We don’t question Frank. We just obey."
For my list I’ve been getting real comfortable and enjoying horror movies from decades past, mostly trying to make up for my slasher-youth, where I hated anything that wasn’t Freddy or Jason (and later, Michael). But I don’t regret growing up with such a narrow view of the genre. From about age 10 to 15, my childhood friend and I would watch the Freddy/Jason films, and then play all day as our favorite characters. We would even create elaborate scenarios for us to take turns being victim/killer (I suppose we had a twisted and overactive imagination). Those are fond memories for me, but that time kept me limited in my fright exposure. Our parents would tell us that the movies of their generation were much scarier because they didn’t show so much; more was left to the imagination. We didn’t buy any of that, and I refused to watch classic (or boring) horror, all the way up until I met my wife. She’s a huge classic horror fan, and she helped me appreciate what I was missing. Fast forward 13 years of great marriage, and here I am, catching up on even more retro-horror, thanks to this challenge. Even though I’ve discovered a lot of gems, this movie isn’t one of them. The idea of realistic voodoo dolls is good, but the effect and execution is quite poor. I liked the hair of the lead actor, and that was about it. Even the corny dialogue wasn’t campy enough to laugh at. Oh well, at least you got a short history lesson on my life with horror!

October: 9
27. Ghosts on the Loose (DVD - 1943 - 65 Min – B&W)
"Seeing things? Man, I heard him growl!"
This movie is quite unique for all of the elements that it contains. We have a misfit bunch of singers, a haunted/trick house, crooks, Nazi printing press, and a black guy that helps catch the Nazis (and a white guy that gets a weird spot sickness). And on top of all that, there’s Bela Lugosi. This moves a little slow, and is more funny than scary, but it works and has some great moments.
28. MOH - Pelts (DVD - 2006 - 58 Min – Color) *
"I don’t want anyone wearing this coat but me."
A great addition to the Masters of Horror series, and much more enjoyable (for me at least) than Jenifer. This film had the visual style of Argento that I enjoy seeing. The story is fresh, and the killings are new and very effective. Definitely not for the squeamish, the camera here dwells on horrid scenes, even if it’s too much to look at. As far as looking goes, the “skinning” scene was a lot to take in. I found myself turning away a couple times.
## MOH – Pelts, Fleshing it Out: The Making of Pelts (DVD, Special Feature - 2006 - 13 Min – Color) *
I always enjoy seeing directors at work, and when they are as legendary and strange as Argento, it’s a real treat. Still some pretty gross stuff contained in here, though.

October: 10
29. Final Destination 3 (DVD - 2006 - 93 Min – Color) *
"So let me get this straight; I'm gonna OD on nail polish, and Ian is gonna be embarrassed to death?"
This is my first Final Destination movie. The only reason I watched this now is because it stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the female lead. I really enjoyed her performance in Death Proof, and since she was pushed out of that story too soon, I decided to give this one a try to see how she’d fair. Well, not only did she fair just fine, but she was a joy to watch. I found myself really drawn into the film, and the elaborate deaths, though slightly ridiculous, were quite entertaining. And the DTS 6.1 Discrete soundtrack was the best I’ve heard yet for a horror film. I will have to make it a point to check out the first two. This also features Alexz Johnson who is from the Canadian show, Instant Star.
30. The Hitcher (HD DVD - 2007 - 84 Min – Color) *
"She really knows her processed foods."
Whoa, this movie was quite the “ride”…ha… There’s nothing really new here, or all that interesting. But I was entertained. The movie is beautifully shot, with very scenic locals and colors that really pop on the screen. It’s nice that this is as violent as it is, because this could easily have been a PG-13 teen thriller, but instead the filmmakers made good use of the R rating, and really ramped-up the gore. I especially liked the scene in the shed where the spider hangs prominently in the middle of an extended dialogue.
31. Teeth (DVD - 2007 - 94 Min – Color)
"What is wrong with me?"
I had to fit this movie in for the challenge. I absolutely love it! I think if John Waters and Tim Burton had a wacked-out love child together…that would be this movie. There’s not that much more I can really say about it. What can you say about a chick with teeth in her vagina? The film is very well executed, and definitely cringe-inducing (yeah, what you think could happen with a tooth-filled vagina, does). The scene with the gynecologist is one of the most unsettling, yet hilarious moments I’ve ever witnessed. Jess Weixler is gorgeous playing the lead. She really makes the character and does a perfect job conveying the fear of, well, the “downstairs” problem. Definitely not for everyone.
32. Shaun of the Dead (HD DVD - 2004 - 99 Min – Color - UK)
"Don't forget to kill Philip!"
What a rush of comedy and gore this movie is! Of course any project with Edgar Wright attached is going to involve a lot of over-blown sound FX and fast-cutting, minute actions, of which was perfected in that one UK show…

October: 11
33. The Hearse (DVD - 1980 - 95 Min – Color) *
"I know that you’re the one that’s been driving that hearse!"
So ghosts can blow up? This film lost me. It was bad, maybe bad in a good way, I suppose. But really it’s just a bore and the standard rules for ghosts/haunting are ignored. That irritates me. The trailer is awesome, though.
34. Quarantine (Cinema - 2008 - 89 Min – Color) *
"Tape everything, you hear me? Tape everything!"
This movie was fun. It had everything I was looking for on a Saturday afternoon at the theatre. There’s lots of thrills, gruesome kills, and a cute (though annoying) girl to watch the whole time. Great ending. I haven’t seen the original yet, but I look forward to watching it soon.
35. I am Legend (HD DVD - 2007 - 101 Min – Color)
"Fred, if you're real, you better tell me right now!"
I’ve seen this movie three times now, and I absolutely love it. Each time I watch it, I pick up on little details that I missed in previous viewings. I know this film has strong opinions both for and against it, but I enjoy the heck out of it, and will continue to watch for many more viewings in the future (and that other version doesn’t exist as far as I’m concerned…).

October: 12
36. The Velvet Vampire (DVD - 1971 - 80 Min – Color) *
Wow, really impressed with this one. I enjoy discovering lesser known horror/cult films, and it seems that the lesser known, low budget vampire films are usually the better treat. This movie was filmed on 16mm, and directed by a woman named Stephanie Rothman. I don’t know how common it was for women to direct horror films in the 1970’s, but this one is aptly done. The visuals are great. The small cast of actors fit the confines of the story just fine. And the story itself was pretty good. The desert dream sequences with the bed were very well done. The movie is definitely out of the norm as far as vampire films go. This is a nice, altogether gem of filmmaking.

October: 13
37. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (DVD - 1992 - 86 Min – Color)
"You must never forget the cardinal rule, Buffy; one vampire is a lot easier to kill than ten."
“You broke up with my machine?” This one was hard to pick a quote from. It’s filled with memorable lines through-out the film, and the script is pure Whedon. It’s too bad that the movie itself doesn’t match the ambition of the idea (or those words). Maybe this led Whedon to try even harder to perfect the show. He had a good 86 minutes to make up for. Over-all this is fun to watch, just don’t expect the quality of the show. There’s also a great soundtrack. As far as Buffy-verse goes, the movie may be the start-up, but it’s the low point. Too bad the cartoon never came to fruition.

October: 14
38. Chin gei bin AKA Vampire Effect (DVD - 2003 - 102 Min – Color – Hong Kong) *
"你睡在一副棺材?- You sleep in a coffin?"
It seems vampire films can really run the spectrum of good and bad execution. This one set a new standard for bad. Not only is it a terrible vampire film, but it’s a terrible vampire film from Hong Kong, and it’s filmed like a bad MTV video. And I don’t know if there was budget problems, or what. Parts of dialogue are left out completely, and there are some blood-squirting scenes where the water was never digitally enhanced, or whatever trick they used for blood effects. It’s obvious that some of the water squirting is supposed to be blood. I would have given up on this if the girl’s weren’t so darn cute. Too bad cute doesn’t equal cool, or even talented. Oh, and Jackie Chan has a guest part, but it’s nothing worth noting, or even watching.

October: 15
39. Amante del vampiro, L' AKA The Vampire and the Ballerina (8mm - 1960 - 10 Min, CUT from 85 Min feature – B&W – Italy/USA Short) * WC #4
". . ."
I want to fit in as many formats as possible for the challenge, so I pulled out the projector and screen and an 8mm short. This particular release from UA takes the full-length, 85 minute Italian feature and chops it down to a 10 minute silent piece. I’ve heard that the 8mm is actually better than the original release, which can’t be good if a 75 minute edit makes a film better. Not having seen the original, I thoroughly enjoyed this (maybe due to the flashing bulb and loud sprockets dancing… Ahh, real film). The scenery is fun and the make-up FX for the ending death sequence was good and creepy. It did get a little slow by the end, so good thing I didn’t have 75 more minutes to watch.

October: 16
40. Voodoun Blues (DVD - 2004 - 6 Min – B&W) WC #5
". . ."
Here we have a short film written and directed by the infamous Misty Mundae. It comes off a little like a film school project, but that’s okay, because this is very well done and probably the most effective short I’ve ever seen. I’m glad Misty was able to harness some of the power of Seduction Cinema and create something her mom should be much more proud of…

October: 17
41. Black Christmas (HD DVD - 2006 - 94 Min – Color) *
"I'm really not okay with any of this. I mean, buying a Christmas present for a serial killer?"
Why is this movie reviewed so badly? I think it’s a lot of fun, and really gets across the creepiness of the original. That’s just it, maybe this film is too original. I’m a big fan of the 1974 film, and its place in horror history, but I had no problem with the direction this film took. It’s definitely not a by-the-numbers remake, but I don’t think the original story would have held up to just another re-hashing. My only qualm is that my new favorite horror queen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, didn’t get more on-screen time.
42. Dance of the Dead (DVD - 2008 - 95 Min – Color) *
"But I don’t know how to shoot a machete…"
Best zombie-high-school-prom film I’ve ever seen. Really.

October: 18
43. The Madmen of Mandoras (HD DVD - 1963 - 74 Min – Color) *
"It’s called PAM."
Hmmm, I think this is the most stylized bad movie I’ve ever seen. It is a good fit for the drive-in, sci-fi thriller/horror market, but not really much to the story. The central idea is to show the head or “brain” of Hitler kept alive and supposedly ruling the world. Apart from the ridiculous production, the fact that the script sometimes refers to Hitler as “Mr. H” is a bit unnerving, as is the rest of the dialogue and, well, all the acting in general. The horror elements are obviously centered around Hitler’s brain being kept alive, and the fact that his petulance for violence is kept alive as well. It could have been a really cool film, but that didn’t really work out. Years later this film was re-edited for TV broadcast, and with an extra 20 or so minutes added in, it became, They Saved Hitler’s Brain! Catchy title, but I don’t think the new name and footage could have helped very much. I did find it truly disturbing to watch the Nazi’s carry Hitler’s head around in a transparent cylinder; some truly horrifying, yet hilarious shots.

October: 19
44. Frogs (DVD - 1972 - 91 Min – Color) *
"The frogs are driving me crazy, too. "
Here we have a dreadfully stagnant film that I think only serves the purpose of being a commentary on nature conservation. There’s so much that could have been done with this; turns out that a lot of nothing was done instead. I don’t know why this ended up so bad and boring. The directing is competent, the scenery and photography is excellent, and the cast are likeable, even talented. But the story and script are just plain terrible, proving that even with a lot of talent, a lot of crap can be filmed. Oh well, at least there’s good footage of some weird looking frogs. And don’t let the cool poster art fool you…a more appropriate title for this would be, “a lot of people die by being clumsy, and frogs are nearby when it happens.”

October: 20
45. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (DVD - 1977 - 80 Min – Color)
"I hope there’s not a maniac around."
How can you not help but love a film with this crazy title? I came about this by chance while surfing the internet one day, and boy did I turn out for the better. This film was shot on 16mm, and apparently never got a proper release. According to the director introduction, the film was lost to time, but had a small cult following for the lucky few that had seen it. I’d love to tell you that this is some astounding visionary tale that was misunderstood due to its crazy avant-garde style, but it’s not. It is what it is: A bed that eats people. But despite the lame story, terrible script, and cardboard acting, the execution is actually impressive, and a lot of fun. Considering the relatively zero budget, some of the special effects worked immensely well. This is art-house horror with a sense of humor. I’m glad this little film was found and given the chance to shine on DVD.

October: 21
46. Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (DVD - 2006 - 73 Min – Animated) *
"Where are your heads?"
Well, as cartoons go, this one creeped me out pretty well. I love Hellboy and the surrounding story, but the imagery here was genuinely unsettling, maybe more due to the idea of what was actually happening. There’s the spider scene, the water out of the head, the killer artifacts, the skeleton clown…all very strange yet entertaining horror fair. This is a worthy addition to the Hellboy universe. It’s nice to see what can be done with the freedom of animation.

October: 22
47. King of the Zombies (DVD - 1941 - 67 Min – B&W) *
"[zombies are] Dead folks was too lazy to lay down."
This is a fun film to watch. The story works well, and the acting is entertaining. There is a black-comedy that underlines the story, and the slapstick script is pretty funny at times. The music is also pretty impressive. Not the best zombie film, but it presents a different take, and does so rather well for its time.
48. Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (DVD - 2007 - 75 Min – Animated) *
"Somethin’s in the torture chamber…"
I love me some Hellboy, and this animated venture really outdoes itself. Cool story and animation, and the connection between this tale and the films really enhances the Hellboy video mythos. This was surprisingly graphic at times, but what you see is a great visual feast. And yeah, the line, “Ah, crap” really never gets old for me.
49. Dracula (DVD - 1931 - 75 Min – B&W – Phillip Glass Score)
"What music they make."
What a difference music can make. I’ve seen this film many times, but this is my first time with the Glass soundtrack. Though I cannot say it makes the film any better, it does add a dimension to the film that wasn’t there (or necessary) before. Over all the music is more distracting than anything else. Terrific score, but really not needed. But it does work quite well in the first lone confrontation between Dracula and Van Helsing. As far as the film itself goes, it’s Bela Lugosi in his most famous roll. Not much more I can add. He does have beautiful wives, though.

October: 23
50. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (DVD - 2003 - 73 Min – B&W, Color – Canada)
". . ."
This is the most disturbing horror film I’ve ever seen. I’m a huge ballet fan (go figure, right?) and I thought that nothing could be better than to have my love for dance and for horror combined. But the first time I saw this, I was disappointed that the film is more art and horror, and less ballet, so I quickly fell asleep. This time I watched with a more open mind, and boy was I blown away. The visual style here is terrific, and some of the images are just absolutely horrifying. In fact, this is the first time during the challenge that scenes from a film have haunted me even days after watching (I write this on 25 October). I can’t really express in detail how this film has affected me, but the best way I could describe it is that if David Lynch ever made a Dracula film, this would be it.
51. Dracula’s Daughter (DVD - 1936 - 71 Min – B&W) *
"You’ll do very well indeed."
Marguerite Churchill and Nan Grey are two extraordinarily beautiful women that make this film well worth seeking out. Other than these two ladies, there’s not much else here to see. I had high hopes for this sequel to Dracula, but it didn’t really deliver much. It’s a good idea, and the continuity from the last film worked well, but that’s about it. Too bad. Nan Grey, though…
52. Son of Dracula (DVD - 1943 - 80 Min – B&W) *
"The vampire can assume very many different forms at will."
This Dracula more than makes up for Dracula’s Daughter. The film is put together very well, and I was into the story the entire time. I was also impressed with the effects and scenery of this film. The spookiness translated very well from the screen. However, I was still pretty bored in certain parts, but the music pulled me back in at the right spots. No Nan Grey, though.

October: 24
53. Freddy Vs. Jason (DVD - 2003 - 97 Min – Color)
"I should've known you wouldn't have been able to stop killing!"
Coolest, most fun horror film I’ve seen yet for the challenge. I’ve been saving this one for the right time, and I figured (on a whim) that it would be a good break between Dracula films. Great break indeed. And I must say, as a life-long fan of Freddy and Jason, this film did it right, and succeeded on all levels. Still not sure about Kane Hodder being left out, but the Jason that is here performed admirably. Round two?
54. The Prey (VHS - 1984 - 80 Min – Color) *
"Worst fire I ever saw, and I know, ‘cause I fought it."
Worst horror movie I ever saw, and I know, ‘cause I watched it.
55. House of Dracula (DVD - 1945 - 67 Min – B&W) *
"Strange business if you ask me."
Maybe not the most popular, but I found this a very entertaining offering from Universal. The notion that monsters are self aware and may carry feelings of remorse is not that new of an idea, but this film goes one step further and let’s those monsters seek a cure for their ailments. I’ll admit that it is a little too neat how the various favorite creatures happen to show up at the Doctor’s castle about the same time. But that also is nothing new for horror movies. The acting is about what you’d expect, but the sets and backdrops are very detailed and beautiful to look at. Overall the film is a surprisingly decent quality considering its primary existence is to continue the milking of Universal’s classic horror. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
56. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Blu-ray Disc - 1992 - 128 Min – Color)
"What sweet music they make."
This is the be-all, end-all of Dracula movies. I’m not a big Coppola fan (I love his daughter’s work), but he really outdid himself with this one. Sure, Reeves is unquestionably the most irritating part of this, but even his performance fits the Harker character in some weird way. Of course, Gary Oldman sets a new standard for Dracula acting, and I believe his incarnation is the best to date. Winona Ryder is beautiful and entrancing as Mina; and Tom Waits really adds a perfect peculiarity to Renfield. I love everything about this film, the sets are wonderful, the costumes are the most amazing I’ve ever seen, and the score is pure genius. This is the first time I’ve seen it on Blu-ray Disc, and I was amazed at the quality. I’ve watched this film on VHS, DVD, and HD-TV, and this is the first time the film affected me as much as it did in the theatre. Words cannot describe what I feel for this film. Absolutely incredible.
## Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Costumes are the Sets (Blu-ray Disc, Special Feature - 1992 - 14 Min – Color) *
This film really outdoes itself with costumes. It’s really what makes the film, and is obviously why the costumes are considered “the sets.” But why no talk about Mina’s red dress???? That’s the greatest thing in this movie, but it’s not mentioned here. Oh, well.

October: 25
57. Invaders from Mars (LaserDisc - 1986 - 100 Min – Color)
"We don’t carry loose change into combat, Sir."
You know how annoying Anakin is in SW Ep 1? Try multiplying that by two, and you get the annoying kid that stars in this film. This is a somewhat cool horror/sci-fi film, but geared more towards the young-ens. There’s some rather stupid looking aliens (even the film calls them potato-like), but the execution of fear/trouble is steady throughout. The ending, though, it’s almost like the writers and director (Tobe Hooper) ran out of ideas, and just bailed. If you have kids, it’s fun to watch with them, but no little ones will bring out this film’s imperfections.
58. Frankenstein (DVD - 1931 - 71 Min – B&W)
"Now I know what it feels like to be God!"
This is one of the most visually interesting movies I’ve ever seen. We’ve all probably seen this many times, and each time I watch it, I’m still pleasantly surprised at what a visual feast it is. And the scene with the little girl meeting the Monster is always sad to watch. Subtle and disturbing.
59. Bride of Frankenstein (DVD - 1935 - 75 Min – B&W) *
"Alone: bad. Friend: good!"
Valerie Hobson is a beautiful woman, and this is a respectable sequel. I think the Frankenstein franchise faired much better than Dracula, or perhaps its creators took more time and care with their subject matter.
60. MOH – Valerie on the Stairs (Internet/STC - 2006 - 60 Min – Color) *
"I would wash you with my tongue."
Clive Barker story + Tony Todd = scary stuff! I get a kick out of stories where writers get wrapped up in their own work. This one was an interesting take on it, though the ending seemed like a cop-out. Tony Todd always creeps me out.
61. Hostel (Blu-ray Disc - 2005 - 94 Min – Color)
"I don’t want a drink, all right? I wanna see some art. "
These films coming to Blu-ray Disc are the reason I bought a BD player. Well worth it. I think that Eli Roth is the most annoying man in the film industry, but he makes great movies. I just wished he’s stay behind the camera.
62. Hostel: Part II (Blu-ray Disc - 2007 - 93 Min – Color)
"Would you like a smint?"
Hate it or love it, I LOVE it.
63. The Eye (Blu-ray Disc - 2008 - 98 Min – Color) *
"See death?"
Another one of those “ramakes”… again my philosophy is to judge the work on its own, and not consider its predissecor. With that in mind, I enjoyed this film immensely. Not the greatest acting/script/directing, but it’s entertaining. It’s the first HD film I’ve watched in 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, and WOW, this baby blew me away on the aural senses! A lot of fun to experience. And there’s also Jessica Alba…

October: 26
64. The Midnight Hour (VHS - 1985 - 94 Min – Color) *
"Lookout it’s the midnight hour, baby! Owwoooo!"
How cool is this movie? What a treat on all points. Cool, cheesy young adult class mates (Reading Rainbow, anyone?); a chick dressed as David Bowie; Wolfman Jack narrating an awesome, rockin’ soundtrack; and to top it all off, a song and dance number! This will find replay at my house every Halloween.
65. MOH – We all Scream for Ice Cream (Internet/STC - 2007 - 57 Min – Color) *
"All right boys and girls, who’s ready for ch-Cheery Tyme?"
I wasn’t sure about this MOH episode when I started it, and afterward, I’m still not too sure. It had a good story/idea, the SFX were good, and the scares were creepy. But there’s just something about little kids eating ice-cream versions of their parents that just really got to me, and not in a good way. Still does. And what was with the clown’s nose? Did I miss something there? I liked it when the dude turned to ice-cream in the hot tub. That was pretty cool.
66. Prom Night (Blu-ray Disc - 2008 - 88 Min – Color) *
"…Hyphen… "
I watched this because my 12 year old son has been wanting to see more horror-related movies, but he’s still too sensitive for the heavy stuff. This is a great bridge from straight-up kid-fair, to something a little more intense. Yeah, if I wasn’t watching it with him I probably would have vomited, but the story did get its goal across, and it wasn’t done all that bad. Don’t come to this and think you’re just getting a remake, though. There’s really no resemblance to the JLC version of the same name. But this is a good option if you’re looking for horror-light. Really light. We’re talking Michelob Ultra, here.

October: 27
## Ghost Whisperer – 4.02 – Big Chills (HDTV/CBS – 2008 - 44 Min – Color) *
This was a pretty creepy episode in parts, and had a good message about guilt and righting wrongs. A little bit of tension in the Melinda house, but things are looking up…

October: 28
## Ghost Whisperer – 4.04 – Save Our Souls (HDTV/CBS – 2008 - 44 Min – Color) *
What a pleasure of an episode this is. I had to skip past number three when I saw that this took place on a cruise ship. One of my favorite episodes of Columbo takes place on a ship. There’s just something about the limited area of a vessel that really makes for an interesting story. Only so far one can go, ghost or not. A lot of fun. I do hope that one day I get haunted by an assertive, sensual spirit.

October: 29
67. MOH – Pick Me Up (Internet/STC - 2006 - 58 Min – Color) *
"This eliminates fear."
This almost eliminated my interest in MOH all together. ‘Tis okay, though. Every show has its rough patches. At least this had Fairuza Balk.

October: 30
## The Office – 5.05 – Employee Transfer (HDTV/NBC – 2008 - 24 Min – Color) *
Despite only three or so minutes of Halloween, I have to mention this just because of Pam’s Charlie Chaplain costume. Wow.
68. Vampiros Lesbos (DVD - 1971 - 89 Min – Color – West Germany, Spain)
"Mein Freund ist die Königin der Nacht. My friend is the Queen of the Night."
Franco really outdid himself with this one. The imagery, the scenery, the actors, the crazy jazz, it is all done exceptionally well. This film is also one of his more tamed endeavors. It may be lacking a bit in Franco craziness, but it makes up for it with a beautiful cast and a well executed picture as a whole. It’s really a shame that Soledad Miranda died so young in a car crash. What a gorgeous woman.

October: 31
69. Pulse (HD DVD - 2006 - 90 Min – Color) *
"[Typed] Do you want to see a ghost?"
Turns out a pretty girl can’t make every bad horror film worth watching. Why, Kristen Bell, why?
70. The Body Snatcher (TV/TCM - 1945 - 77 Min – B&W) *
"It was a brown horse, Mommy. "
What a cool, creepy film this is. The pacing is excellent, and the acting is on point. It's quite the horrifying story, with brilliant acting and production that makes this well worth watching.
## Ghost Hunters – Halloween Special (TV/SciFi - 2008 - 30 Min – Color)
I always got to check in with the “live” special, though this time I got bored after half an hour. Then I realized I was wasting time against the challenge, and I continued onward. It’s cool to look forward to this being on every year, but it’s a shame that we don’t get horror movies on Halloween. C’mon, SciFi!
71. Die, Monster, Die! (TV/TCM - 1965 - 80 Min – Color – UK/USA) *
"It looks like a zoo in Hell!"
This is the best adaptation of a Lovecraft story that I’ve seen yet. This film really captures the mystery and horror/fantasy feel that I get when I read Lovecraft myself. I think that’s the best compliment that a filmed book or story can get, the achievement of transposing the feel and intent of a piece of literary work, not just concerned with regurgitating the lines and scenery verbatim, but aptly translating Lovecraft to screen. The feel was right, and I had a great time here.
72. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (TV/TCM - 1966 - 25 Min – Animated) WC #6
"You can look all around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy."
What we have here is a staple of Halloween watching. I believe this is mandatory viewing for anyone breathing during the month of October. And that’s pretty much all there is to it.
## King of the Hill – 2.04 – Hilloween (TV/FOX - 1997 - 25 Min – Animated)
"Halloween is a satanic holiday! It was invented by the Dru-ish!"
King of the Hill meets Halloween. Good stuff. One of my favorite episodes next to the voting one (which aired just the next week).
73. The Shuttered Room (TV/TCM - 1967 - 99 Min – Color – UK) *
"I don’t want to go back there. That’s all there is to it."
After such a great rendition of a Lovecraft story, this one was a huge letdown. It seemed to be all over the place. The panic and confusion of the story was well portrayed, but the effect didn’t really pay off. I will say that this has the coolest, scariest door I’ve ever seen. What great imagery that was drowned in poor execution.
74. Halloween (DVD - 1978 - 92 Min – Color)
"It’s hard growing up with a cynical father."
What can I really say about this awesome film? I thought I had ruined it when I watched this last with Rifftrax, but I was pleased to know that it is just as good as it should be in its pure form. Sure, there are all kinds of things wrong with this, a lot of missteps, but over all this is an excellent work of horror art. The one thing that always impresses me here is the pace. It never lets up, and the superb, simplistic score always hits just right. “The Shape” is an awesome boogeyman.


DVD = 45
HD DVD = 6
Blu-ray Disc = 5
VHS = 2
LaserDisc = 1
8mm Film = 1
Cinema/Movie Theatre = 2
Internet = 6

Total Approx Min Watched = 6,032
Total Approx Hrs Watched = 100.5
Total Words in this post = 9,480

No checklist this year.....

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scale of 1-10
first time viewings in bold

10/1 1)War Of The Gargantuas (English Version) (1970) 7
10/2 2)Mark Of The Vampire (1935) 6.5

10/9 3)C.H.U.D. (1984) 5.5
10/13 4)Chamber Of Horrors (1966) 7.5
10/15 5)The Wizard Of Gore (2007) 4.5
10/16 6)The Gorgon (1964) 7.5
10/20 7)Friday The 13th, Part 2 (1981) 6.5
10/27 8)Martin (1977) 8.5

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 - Chamber Of Horrors (1966)
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 - C.H.U.D. (1984)
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 - The Wizard Of Gore (2007)

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

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
--- 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 -
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - War Of The Gargantuas (English Version) (1970)
--- 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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Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -

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

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 -
--- 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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1. Revenge of the Zombies (1943)
2. Frankenstein (1931)
3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
4. Fright Night (1985)
5. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
6. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
7. Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
8. Horror of Dracula (1958)
9. House of Frankenstein (1944)
10. Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968)
11. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
12. The Mummy (1932)
13. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
14. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
15. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
16. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
17. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
18. The Mummy's Curse (1944)
19. The Wolf Man (1941)
20. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
21. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
22. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
23. She-Wolf of London (1946)
24. The Fog (1980)
25. Werewolf of London (1935)
26. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
27. Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
28. Revenge of the Creature (1955)
29. Day of the Dead (1985)
30. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
31. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
32. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
33. The Evil Dead (1981)
34. Evil Dead II (1987)
35. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
36. Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971)
37. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
38. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
39. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
40. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
41. The Mummy (1959)
42. Scars of Dracula (1970)
43. The Invisible Man (1933)
44. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
45. Dracula (1931)
46. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
47. Son of Dracula (1943)
48. House of Dracula (1945)
49. Halloween (1978)

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The often low ratings are entirely subjective and based solely on personal enjoyment. I have a fairly liberal definition of horror.
I have no idea why the hell i thought a checklist would make it easier to pick films - i'm taking almost as long to choose a film as it takes to watch it.

001 [10/01]Session 9 (2001 Brad Anderson) 67 a bit silly at times, but genuinely scary (and disturbing) near the end - which i never saw coming.
002 [10/01]Fall of the House of Usher: Image Version (1928 Jean Epstein) 61 Poetic and beautiful, but confusing at times. Technically well done for it's age (especially editing and cinematography). Excellent score by Rolande de Cande.
003 [10/01]King Kong (1933 Merian C Cooper & Ernest B Schoedsack) 32 [↓ third viewing] generally poor dialogue and acting. terribly un-pc. some fun scenes, but not many.
004 [10/01]Dead of Night (1945 Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer) 94 absolutely brilliant anthology with a truly terrifying ending. Highlights are Christmas Party and Golfing Story (i heart Radford and Wayne). The other three were pretty fun too.
005 [10/02] Them! (1954 Gordon Douglas) 65 [↑ third viewing] Surprisingly intelligent. A police procedural (and war movie) with giant ants. The effects are poor and it could have done without the sexism, but very fun nonetheless.
006 [10/02] Village of the Damned (1960 Wolf Rilla) 31 A pre-X-Men X-Men movie which is kinda cool, but the morals are rather disgusting, prejudiced and anti-progress. Starts out great, but rapidly goes downhill and the the ending is total shite. The only evil ones in this film are the backwards villagers.
007 [10/02] Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 Philip Kaufman) 28 [↓ second viewing] more funny than scary (it's not scary period). The character motivations make no sense, there is too much filler and the photography is annoying. The 1956 version was so much better and didn't show a fat guy's muddy testicles. (in retrospect i guess it was scary).
008 [10/03] Paperhouse (1988 Bernard Rose) 66 [↑ second viewing] i remembered this film very differently, but it's still a pleasant fairy tale.
009 [10/03] Nadja (1994 Michael Almereyda) 24 [↓ second viewing] Not really sure what i ever saw in this film. Now it just feels like a parody. Damn fine soundtrack.
010 [10/03] Shadow of the Vampire (2000 E Elias Merhige) 25 silly premise and execution. very dull at times, and comically pretentious (although that was probably deliberate). Udo Kier is great, as always.
011 [10/04] Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Brent Maddock) 29 [↓ second viewing] weak entry, but still fun for the most part.
012 [10/04] Below (2002 David Twohy) 70 This was a hell of a lot better than expected (i hated the Riddick trilogy, so i wasn't expecting much). Very tense with excellent boat effects and acting.
013 [10/04] Gozu (2003 Takashi Miike) 14 Bizarre for the sake of being bizarre and excruciatingly long.
014 [10/04] Night Watch: International Cut (2004 Timur Bekmambetov) 32 [↓ second viewing - first was the original Russian version] Very stylish and i liked the subtitle effects, but the story is iffy.
015 [10/05] Fragile (2005 Jaume Balaguero) 93 [↑ second viewing] along with The Orphanage and Del Toro's Spanish Civil War Trilogy this is one of the greatest and most beautiful horror films of late. i love the Spanish new wave.
016 [10/05] Ghost Theater (2006 Jeon Gye Soo) 04 So very long and tedius for such a slight payoff. nice set design.
[10/05] Ghost Writer (2007 Alan Cumming) UNQUALIFIABLE 28 sometimes funny, but the torture scenes were quite uncomfortable - a lot like Swimming with Sharks, but not so extreme.
017 [10/05] Alone (2007 Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom) 33 the main twist, though unexpected, made no sense and completely changed the entire film.
018 [10/06] X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008 Chris Carter) 05 The entire ordeal feels like they grabbed a bad script (one with insultingly bad writing) that had been sitting on the shelf for some time and added a few lines to make it an X-Files movie.

019 [10/06] Nosferatu: Image Version (1922 FW Murnau) 32 historically important but very silly and dull.
[10/06] Horror Island (1941 George Waggner) UNQUALIFIABLE. 42 mildly entertaining timewaster. It did have horror in the title...
020 [10/06] The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936 Robert Stevenson) 43 quite fun (and funny).
021 [10/07] The Devil Bat (1940 Jean Yarbrough) 24 very poor script, comically bad effects.
022 [10/07] Equinox: Theatrical Version (1970 Jack Woods) 19 quite good by student film standards.
023 [10/07] The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974 Tobe Hooper) 60 and the lesson is always keep a full tank of gas (and never go to Texas, ever - but i already knew that). Not as violent as expected.
024 [10/08]Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals: English Dub (1977 Joe D'Amato) 00 The chimpanzee was the best actor in this entire movie.
025 [10/08] Island of Death: Full Screen (1975 Nico Mastorakis) 00 trash and boring trash at that. At least Emanuelle... was somewhat entertaining.
026 [10/08] Botched: Uncut (2007 Kit Ryan) 22 occasionally very funny, but also very stupid. horrendous score, editing and accents.
027 [10/09] Dr. Cyclops (1940 Ernest B Schoedsack) 27 [↓ second viewing] Wouldn't the bullet be huge (from his point of view) and make him go splat?
[10/09] The Deep (1977 Peter Yates) UNQUALIFIABLE 53 mildy entertaining fluff - i'd like to see the three hour version
028 [10/09] Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 Tim Burton) 00 this could have made a decent Chan-wook Park style revenge film minus the music and the part about killing people for meat (which admittingly doesn't leave much). Technically excellent though.
029 [10/10] Dead Heat (1988 Mark Goldblatt) 00 very poor script and bad acting. All the good moments combined wouldn't fill a teaser.
030 [10/10] The Thing from Another World (1951 Christian Nyby) 54 [↓ third viewing] Surprisingly lighthearted.
031 [10/10] AVPR: Aliens VS Predator - Requiem (2007 The Brothers Strause) 00 started out fairly strong (considering the horrible first one), but quickly went downhill. Surprisingly offensive for a mainstream studio movie.
032 [10/11] Vampyr: Criterion Version (1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer) 44 The camerawork was excellent and some of the ideas were quite interesting, but it all so slow and confusing.
033 [10/11] The Midnight Meat Train (2008 Ryuhei Kitamura) 00 disappointingly dull chore. never scary.
034 [10/11] Hardware: Red Edition - Full Screen (1990 Richard Stanley) 39 [↓ second viewing] Not as violent or scary as i remembered it, although it's still pretty icky at times.
[10/11] Postal (2007 Uwe Boll) UNQUALIFIABLE 10 extremely stupid, but occasionally funny.
035 [10/12] BloodRayne (2006 Uwe Boll) 00 infuriatingly inept.
036 [10/12] Prey (2007 Darrell Roodt) 00 god can you get more annoying. please eat them lion-jo.
037 [10/12] Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter (2001 Lee Demarbre) 03 he's no Trey Parker.
038 [10/13] Dorm (2006 Songyos Sugmakanan) 38 The trailer made this look quite scary and a bit like The Devil's Backbone instead of a coming of age story involving a ghost, so my expectations were all shot.
039 [10/13] Maciste in Hell: 65 Minute Version (1925 Guido Brignone) 39 Not very good, but very fun. Quite a bit like a silent, crude Hellboy. Explicit for it's time with graphic stop motion animation and women in chain mail bikinis. Unfortunately the quality of this DVD was very poor.
040 [10/13] Perfect Creature (2006 Glenn Standring) 39 Very stylish with excellent art direction and a fairly uncommon (if not original) story. It would have made a better book series. I'm terribly surprised Hollywood hasn't snatched Standring up.
[10/14] The Comedy of Terrors (1964 Jacques Tourneur) 20 UNQUALIFIABLE. A waste of talent all around and the story makes very little sense. Rathbone was great though and the ending was hilarious.
041 [10/14] Black Sabbath: Italian Version (1963 Mario Bava & Salvatore Billitteri) 14 The first two stories are atrocious and the last is mediocre. The very last shot was kinda neat though.
042 [10/14] EXistenZ (1999 David Cronenberg) 00 [↓ second viewing] very dated now.
043 [10/15] The Mummy (1959 Terence Fisher) 44 not enough mummy.
044 [10/15] The Descent (2005 Neil Marshall) 28 it starts out slow, but then becomes an extremly tense drama - for 15 minutes until it devolves into just another horror movie.
045 [10/15] C.H.U.D. (1984 Douglas Cheek) 41 [↑ second viewing - first was edited for TV] it has it's moments of stupid, but quite entertaining. it doesn't deserve it's poor reputation.
046 [10/15] Freaked (1993 Tom Stern & Alex Winter) 00 occasionally hilarious, but usually painful.
047 [10/16] Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990 Anthony Hickox) 44 very fun little film. loved the umbrella impalement.
048 [10/16] Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992 Anthony Hickox) 42 for the film (06 for the series). much better the the first. A bit like a funny version of Scary Movie.
048 [10/16] Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007 Jon Knautz) 44 what can't duct tape do? takes forever to start - for the first hour Jack comes off as an unsympathetic dick, but the last half hour makes up for it. can't wait for the sequel.
049 [10/17] Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008 Paul von Stoetzel) 41 "Why did you watch it, Max?" sick sick shit. and sadly rather amateurish.
050 [10/17] Spider Baby (1968 Jack Hill) 31 wonderfully demented, if not very good; an utter waste of Moreland though.
051 [10/17] The Evil Dead 1 & 2: The Musical (Christopher Bond) 00 it just doesn't work.
[10/17] Crusoe: Pilot (2008 Duane Clark) 29 UNQUALIFIABLE. the professor and man friday here on Crusoe's isle... what shite. Why the hell can't he just build a boat - he can build everything else.
052 [10/18] The Mother Tree (1958 Goro Katano) 54 the villain in this was such a vile scumsucker that it's easy to forgive the limited sets and hitodama on visible strings.
053 [10/18] It Came from Outer Space: 2D Version (1953 Jack Arnold) 52 Three years before IOTBS and an anti-cold war message. Hurt by very poor FX. I didn't realize the Mars Attacks! music came from this.
054 [10/18] Tarantula (1955 Jack Arnold) 51 it has plot holes, idiotic characters and sexism, but it's darn fun anyway.
[10/18] The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957 Jack Arnold) UNQUALIFIABLE. 64 [↑ fourth viewing] mostly bad FX, and how exactly was he narrating his life story? Excellent opening trumpet solo by Ray Anthony and a beautiful ending.
055 [10/19] Monster on the Campus (1958 Jack Arnold) 27 terrible script and the ending is garbage.
[10/19] The Headless Ghost (1959 Peter Graham Scott) 00 UNQUALIFIABLE idiotic characters, a very poor script, and it's racist against black cats.
056 [10/19] The Gorgon (1964 Terence Fisher) 34 Excellent acting and set design; weak script and laughable makeup.
[10/20] Scream of Fear (1961 Seth Holt) 80 UNQUALIFIABLE. damn fine film with excellent acting. A nice sense of dread thoughout and i never saw the ending coming.
057 [10/20] Viva la Muerte (1971 Fernando Arrabel) 00 disturbing and offensive - especially near the end.
058 [10/20] Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959 Edward D Wood Jr.) 00 [↓ second viewing] The Day the Earth Stood Still with zombies and a subpar homage to Bela Lugosi's Dracula. Still no where near the worst (or even most inept) commercial film ever made - actually it's not much worse than most of the atomic films made then.
059 [10/21] The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959 Terence Fisher) 29 horrible script and laughable makeup.
060 [10/21] Q: The Winged Serpent (1982 Larry Cohen) 17 terrible writing, laughably bad special effects and half the time if felt like a documentary called The Buildings of New York.
[10/21] The Angry Red Planet (1960 Ib Melchior) 00 the first few minutes were actually quite good (although the stock footage they used looked more interesting). The writing is horrendous - except for the "in the name of Brooklyn" joke which was hilarious - the effects are annoying and very poor, and Tom calling Iris "Irish" became more annoying then Mccain's "my friends".
061 [10/22] Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966 Harold P Warren) 00 Unbelievably inept garbage, but i've seen worse (not many though).
[10/22] Apartment Zero (1989 Martin Donovan) 16 Starts out as the Odd Couple as a drama with gay overtones - which was very boring, then it becomes a political thriller - telling us what we already knew in the first five minutes, then it becomes a black comedy - which isn't funny. The Spanish posters were neat.

...and i am sick of horror and never finish what i start

Short films, television programmes, books, radio dramas and other miscellany.
i'm trying to watch one of these per entry.

[10/01] The Merry Frolics of Satan (1906 Georges Méliès) 51 okay.... i had to read a description at imdb to find out what the heck just happened. Divx.
[10/01] Frankenstein (1910 J Searle Dawley) 31 [↓ second viewing] silly, nonsensical, over dramatic, and unintentionally funny. The creation scene is neat though. Google Video.
[10/01]The Skeleton Dance (1929 Walt Disney) 63 [↑ second viewing] cute and has great music by Carl Stalling. DVD.
[10/01] The Case of the Stuttering Pig (1937 Frank Tashlin) 69 quite fun, ends a bit quickly though. DVD.
[10/02] The Three Stooges in The Ghost Talks (1949 Jules White) 54 [↓ nth viewing] DVD.
[10/02] Bugs Bunny in Bewitched Bunny (1954 Chuck Jones) 65 [↓ nth viewing] one of the classics. DVD
[10/02] Bugs Bunny in The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961 Chuck Jones) 61 [↑ nth viewing] DVD
[10/03] Salome (1973 Clive Barker) 27 deadly dull. DVD.
[10/03] The Duxorcist (1987 Greg Ford & Terry Lennon) 33 [↓ nth viewing] very weak, but worth watching for the Mary had a little lamb joke. YouTube.
[10/03] The Sandman (1991 Paul Berry) 51 nice animation, blah story. YouTube.
[10/04] Paranoid (2000 Jay Holben) 47 interesting idea - needed a stronger actress though. YouTube.
[10/04] The Cat with Hands (2001 Robert Morgan) 37 well that sucked. mercifully short though. YouTube.
[10/04] The Day the Dolls Struck Back (Derek Frey & Aaron Tankenson) 17 No Google i don't think i want to inflict this upon a friend. Google Video.
[10/04] Saw (2003 James Wan) 43 interesting Se7en inspired short. very demented. YouTube.
[10/05] Contamination (2004 Carl Stevenson) 61 that was weird. YouTube.
[10/05] King Kong: The Lost Spider Pit Sequence (2005 Peter Jackson) even worse than King Kong, but much shorter. YouTube.
[10/05] Gloomy Valentine (2006 Isabel Peppard) 65 quite beautiful. YouTube.
[10/06] [email protected] (2007 Mark Steensland) 39 weak acting and writing, but no worse than the comic book and extremely good for an amateur film. YouTube.
[10/06] Professor Dantes and the Severin Conundrum (2008 Ryan Kightlinger) 41 pretty bad, but cute and i liked the ending. YouTube.
[10/06] Alfred Hitchcock Hour: I Saw the Whole Thing (1962 Alfred Hitchcock) 20 very weak episode. Hulu.
[10/07] Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Back for Christmas (1956 Alfred Hitchcock) 65 i was hoping for more of a twist, but it's still hilarious. Hulu
[10/07] Amazing Stories: Mirror, Mirror (1986 Martin Scorsese) 51 hurt by an absolutely stupid ending. Netflix WI.
[10/07] Door Into Darkness: The Doll (1973 Mario Foglietti) 13 amazingly stupid. DIVX.
[10/08] Ghost Story for Christmas: Lost Hearts (1973 Lawrence Gordon Clark) 65 hurt by poor production values, but quite entertaining. DIVX.
[10/08] Guinea Pig: Flowers of Flesh and Blood (1985 Hideshi Hino) I had to shut it off after twenty minutes. For what it's worth it's very effective, but i just can't watch this kind of shit. This is the sickest fictional film i have ever seen. DIVX.
[10/08] Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: House of Bugs (2005 Kiyoshi Kurosawa) 19 very padded and done on the cheap.
027 [10/09] Masters of Horror: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005 Don Coscarelli) 09 terrible start. Netflix WI
[10/09] MST3K: Phase IV (1988 Vince Rodriguez) 71 that wasn't rice. the film itself looks quite poor. Veoh.
[10/10] Night Gallery: Certain Shadows on the Wall (1970 Jeff Corey) 83 A delicious little revenge tale. Hulu.
[10/10] One Step Beyond: The Dead Part of the House (1959 John Newland) 55 sweet episode. Veoh.
[10/10] The Outer Limits: The Hundred Days of the Dragon (1963 Byron Haskin) 43 the synopsis made it sound a bit like Citizen Kang, but it wasn't. Netflix WI.
[10/11] The Outer Limits: Afterlife (1996 Mario Azzopardi) 76 quite fun. one could make a good series from this episode. Netflix WI.
[10/11] Tales from the Darkside: The Grave Robber (1987 ???) 55 very silly. Veoh.
[10/11] The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VII (1996 Mike B Anderson) 100 [↔ nth viewing] "these candidates make me want to vomit in terror." - works every two years. DVD
[10/12] The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (1962 Richard L Bare) 09 [↓ second viewing] The "It's a cookbook!" line is hilarious on it's own, but the entire thng is nonsensical xenophobic anti-Communist progaganda. Why were the aliens carrying a cookbook if they wanted to be so secretive about it? (why were they carrying one at all?) Why didn't they just ask the bilingual aliens to translate the book for them. Why didn't anyone wonder what was up when none of the vacationers returned. Why were the humans being treated as prisoners instead of cattle and why would they eat humans in the first place? (wouldn't beef have been easier). i am not overthinking this...really. DVD
[10/12] The Twilight Zone: Shatterday (1985 Wes Craven) 59 surprisingly weak acting, but very original. DIVX.
[10/12] The Veil: Vision of Crime (1958 Herbert L Strock) 41 half the time it felt like a comedy. VEOH.
[10/13] The Mamtsotsi Bird (2007 Jo Horn) 43 A lot better and shorter than The Devil Bat. Great first twist (hated the second though). YouTube.
[10/13] Mommy! Mommy! There's a Monster on the Stairs (2007 Robert McCallum) 47 Revver.
[10/13] Paranoia (2006 Martin Guagnini) 23 pretty bad. YouTube.
[10/14] Chainsaw Maid (2007 Takena Nagao) 95 this short kicks so much ass. as good as Aardman. YouTube.
[10/14] Le Necrophile: Raw French (2004 Philippe Barassat) 00 necrophilia, pedophilia, dancing zombies, an elongated penis and everybody talking in sound effects - i don't think subtitles would have helped much. This is what they play in hell. (and yet with a description like that i'd just have to see it....) DIVX.
[10/15] Jettison (2005 Adrian Ross) 55 cute halloween fluff. felt like an Amiga demo. Portable Film Festival.
[10/15] Carmilla (1872 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu) 48 the first half was a great - a coming of age lesbian romance with vampires, but then it got bogged down by a long flashback and the inevitable stupid (and surprisingly quick) ending. I wish they remade books like they do films.
[10/15] The Midnight Meat Train (1984 Clive Barker) 65 [↑ second reading] i was admittingly too harsh on the film (especially for such an unfilmable story), but this was so much better and more graphic - although still never scary. I was a bit disappointed when it became apparent that it was all a metaphor.
[10/15] Shok! Walter's Robo-Tale (1980 Steve MacManus & Kevin O'Neill) 39 Hardware was only barely based on this.
[10/16] Defoe 1666: Capital Punishment (2007 Pat Mills & Leigh Gallagher) 51 kinda like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with zombies, but not as good.
[10/16] Apt. 310 (2002 Jon Knautz) 43
[10/16] Still Life (2005 Jon Knautz) 57 you can see the ending coming a mile away, but it's still a good anti-drug film.
[10/17] Chattery Teety (1992 Stephen King) 65 Quite an entertaining and darkly humourous story for such a mundane subject.
[10/17] Mnemovore (2005 Hans Rodionoff, Ray Fawkes, Mike Huddleson) 31
[10/17] Hellboy: Free Comic Book Day, April 2008 (2008 Mike Mignola, Duncan Fegredo, Dave Stewart, John Arcudi, Guy Davis, Joshua Dysart, Paul Azaceta, Nick Filardi) 67 i loved the pinup. it is still piracy if the comic was a freebie? what....
[10/18] Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (2005 Jun Asuga) 65 [↑ second reading] musicals don't translate that well to paper.
[10/18] Vault of Horror: People Who Live in Brass Hearses (1952 Jack Davis) 57 what a twist!
[10/18] Heavy Metal: The Man Who Laughs (1994 F DeFelipe) 45 [↓ second reading] very confusing most of the time.
[10/19] 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2003 Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith) 01 insultingly bad comic series. horrible art.
[10/19] MPD-Psycho: V1 (1997 Eiji Otsuka & Sho-u Tajima) 55 extremely disturbing and surprisingly explicit.
[10/19] Parasyte: V1 (1990 Hitoshi Iwaaki) 48 too much comedy relief.
[10/20] Vampire Tales: The Living Dead (1974 Roy Thomas, Alan Kupperberg, Dick Giordano) 47
[10/20] Courtney Crumrin Tales: A Portait of the Warlock as a Young Man (2005 Ted Naifeh) 47 i really hate how he draws hands

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October 1, 2008
1. Diary of the Dead: Much better than I expected. Nowhere near the original trilogy but more enjoyable than Land. B-
2. The Signal: Good mix of humor and seriousness with some gruesome kills and complete mayhem. B-
3. Dexter: "Our Father" Wildcard #1
4. Dog Soldiers: Easily my favorite werewolf movie. A

October 2, 2008
5. Candyman: They don't really make horror like this anymore. A nice slow burn with lots of character development. B
6. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: My 3rd favorite in the series. B
7. Frankenstein (1910) Wildcard #2
8. Prince of Darkness: When John Carpenter is on it's great. Bonus points for Alice Cooper. B+
9. Flesh for Frankenstein: How many different accents are spoken in this movie? Cheesy fun. C
10. The Fog (1980): This is one of my all time favorites. Beautifully shot by Cundey. A

October 3, 2008
11. Execution of Mary Stuart Wildcard #3
12. le Chaudron Infernal Wildcard #4
13. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!: I know I'm going to miss her, a tomato ate my sister. B
14. The Evil Dead: Tree rape, tons of blood and Bruce Campbell. A+
15. Freddy vs. Jason: I remember this being much better. Too much exposition and cheese. Not good tasty cheese, bad moldy cheese. D
16. Return of the Living Dead 2: Now that's good cheese. I prefer the first, but a worthy sequel. B+

October 4, 2008
17. Document of the Dead: Cool behind the scenes footage of Romero and Savini at work. B-
18. The Body Snatcher: Nice moody period piece. Karloff is great as always. B
19. Cemetery Man: I've read nothing but good reviews about this film, but it just didn't do it for me. It's supposed to be a comedy but I wasn't laughing. C

October 5, 2008
20. Murder Party: A funny send-up of artists and lots of gore. B
21. From Dusk Till Dawn: Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them. I don't care how crazy they are. B
22. Below: A claustrophobic, atmospheric little ghost story with great characters. B+
23. Jigoku: This completely took me off guard. It can get a bit over the top at times, but it has amazing visuals and seems way ahead of it's time. B

October 6, 2008
24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978): I can't believe I've never seen this before. Really great film, with an awesome cast. A
25. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane: Vicious little film, better made than most modern slashers. No character development at all though. C+
26. The Hitcher (2007): Doesn't hold a candle to the original. D
27. Night of the Demons: A really fun movie. Invite your friends, open some beers and enjoy. A

October 7, 2008
28. Silver Bullet: Enjoyable werewolf flick. Gary Busey is scarier than the werewolf though. B
29. Cujo: I'm going to go ahead and call bullshit on the ending change. Disappointing. C
30. Pet Sematary: Other than the fact that I find the mother completely unlikable this is a nice scary movie. That little kid creeped me out bad when I was younger. B-

October 8, 2008
31. The Burning: This was a great 80's slasher. Right up there with the original Friday and Elm St. A
32. Midnight Meat Train: Aside from the bad CG blood, this was quite enjoyable. A nice twist and some fun kills. B
33. Silent Night, Deadly Night: Naughty! Not the best slasher but a hilariously messed up movie. C+
34. A Nightmare on Elm St.(with commentary): A classic. The commentary has some decent "how we did this" info, but overall pretty bland. A
35. Just Before Dawn: A decent, camping is bad for you, movie. Cool location but nothing too original here. C

October 9, 2008
36. Coisa Ruim: This one was a bit slow and not much in the scare department, but it's an interesting film and worth a view. C
37. The Horror of Dracula: This might be the best version of Dracula I've ever seen. Peter Cushing rocks. A-
38. Event Horizon: Paul Anderson may be a one-hit wonder but man what a hit. Still manages to scare me. A

October 10, 2008
39. Friday the 13th: I can always put this on and be entertained. A
40. Friday the 13th: Part 2: A decent follow-up. Follows the previous formula closely. B
41. Jason Goes to Hell: I like this film. It's fun, but the stuff they add to the Jason mythos is pretty ridiculous. Then again, I guess an unstoppable killing force in a hockey mask is pretty ridiculous to begin with. B-

October 11, 2008
42.Manos: The Hands of Fate (MST3K): Terrible movie and the MST3K commentary didn't add much to help things out. F
43. Blood Feast: I need to get a copy of "Ancient Weird Religious Rites". C-
Checklist in spoiler.

October 12, 2008
44. Night of the Demon: I love Tourneur films and this was no exception. Moody and wonderfully shot. B+
45. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956): I preferred the 1978 version to this one. B-

October 13, 2008
46. Night of the Comet: 80's to the extreme. Loads of fun. B

October 14, 2008
47. Abominable: This was much better than I anticipated. That was one wacky looking sasquatch. B
48. Automaton Transfusion: Extremely bloody. C

October 15, 2008
49. Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds: Oh man, what a messed up movie. It's a blast. B+

October 16, 2008
50. Ginger Snaps: Unleashed: Good ending, decent little movie but the first is better. Emily Perkins is great in it. B-
51. Wallace & Grommit in the Curse of the Were-rabbit: Clever film with jokes for kids and adults to enjoy. B+

October 17, 2008
52. Reeker: Above-average modern slasher-style flick. The twist was way too telegraphed though. C+
53. Shaun of the Dead: A great horror comedy and one of my favorite movies. A+

October 18-19, 2008
I seem to have caught some bug. No movies watched.

October 20, 2008
54. Revenge of Frankenstein: Peter Cushing is great as always. B
55. The Changeling: Really good haunted house/ghost story movie. I didn't find it very scary though. B

October 21, 2008
56. Dead Silence: Ventriloquist dummies are inherently creepy. This movie would have been a lot better if was just about evil dolls. The tongue thing was ridiculous. C-

October 22, 2008
57. Scarecrows

October 23, 2008
58. Phantom of the Opera (1925)

October 24, 2008

October 25, 2008
59. The Invisible Man
60. The Mummy (1932)

October 26, 2008

October 27, 2008

October 28, 2008
61.Dance of the Dead: Awful, I felt like I was watching High School Musical.

October 29, 2008

October 30, 2008

October 31, 2008
63.House of 1000 Corpses

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-x- 1890 - Execution of Mary Stuart
-x- 1900 - le Chaudron Infernal
-x- 1910 - Frankenstein
-x- 1920 - Phantom of the Opera
-x- 1930 - The Mummy
-x- 1940 - The Body Snatcher
-x- 1950 - The Horror of Dracula
-x- 1960 - Jigoku
-x- 1970 - Flesh for Frankenstein
-x- 1980 - Prince of Darkness
-x- 1990 - Candyman
-x- 2000 - Diary of the Dead

Watch a film for each rating:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Phantom of the Opera
-x- G - Wallace & Grommit
-x- PG - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
--- PG-13 -
-x- R - The Signal
-x- NC-17 - The Evil Dead
-x- X - Flesh for Frankenstein
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Jason Goes to Hell

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi -
-x- Lon Chaney Sr. - Phantom of the Opera
-x- Boris Karloff - The Body Snatcher
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
-x- Peter Cushing - The Horror of Dracula
-x- Christopher Lee - The Horror of Dracula
-x- Robert Englund - Freddy vs Jason
-x- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead
-x- Jamie Lee Curtis - The Fog

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language, Japanese, Jigoku
-x- Second language, Portugeuse, Coisa Ruim

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-x- Vampire - From Dusk Till Dawn
-x- Frankenstein - Revenge of Frankenstein
-x- Werewolf - Dog Soldiers
-x- Mummy - The Mummy
-x- Invisible Man - The Invisible Man
-x- Ghost/haunting - Coisa Ruim
-x- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Prince of Darkness
-x- Zombie - Diary of the Dead
-x- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Halloween 4
-x- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Abominable
-x- Documentary - Document of the Dead
-x- Musical - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
-x- Spoof/comedy - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
-x- Revenge - The Fog
-x- Killer/evil doll - Dead Silence
-x- Killer/evil animal - Cujo
-x- Killer/evil child - Pet Sematary
--- Giallo -
-x- J horror - Jigoku
-x- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Manos: The Hands of Fate
-x- film and its remake - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 & 1978)
--- based on a video game -
-x- based on a novel - Cujo
-x- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - Blood Feast
-x- won an Academy Award -- any category - Wallace & Grommit
-x- silent film - Phantom of the Opera
-x- Criterion version film - Flesh for Frankenstein
-x- with commentary - A Nightmare on Elm St.
-x- film and at least two of its sequels - Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th 2, Jason Goes to Hell
--- anthology film -
-x- takes place on a holiday - Halloween 4
-x- takes place in space - Event Horizon
-x- takes place on or under the sea - Below
-x- animated film - Wallace & Grommit
-x- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Demons
-x- called "Return of the ..." - Return of the Living Dead 2
-x- called "Revenge of the ..." - Revenge of Frankenstein
-x- called "Attack of the ..." - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
-x- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Return of the Living Dead 2

previously unseen

Last year = 55 watched

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The Thing

It's on
The Frighteners

Black Christmas

Land Of The Dead

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Stephen King's It


Zombie Strippers
High Tension

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

The Fog (1980)

Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds

Dead Alive

V Is For Vendetta (Wife had been pushing for non-horror to break up monotony, I caved
An American Werewolf In London

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Oct. 1
01. The Black Room (1935)
02. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
03. White Zombie (1932)
Oct. 2
04. Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (1922)
05. Vampire Circus (1972)
Oct. 3
06. Last Cannibal World (Ultimo mondo cannibale)¹ (1977) Your typical Italian cannibal flick, live animals being slaughtered and loads of weiner slapping.
07. Meat Is Meat aka The Mad Butcher (Strangolatore di Vienna, Lo) (1971)
08. We're Going to Eat You (Di yu wu men) (1980)
Oct. 4
09. Sars Wars (Khun krabii hiiroh)¹ (2004) Thai infection film, though there are some decent zombie effects, is almost played up strictly for laughs.
10. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
11. MST3K version of Zombie Nightmare (1986)
Oct. 8
12. Night Creatures aka Captain Clegg¹ (1962)Who roams the marshes by night? Peter Cushing in a wig? Plenty of fun in the Hammer manner.
13. The Ghost Ship (1943)
14. The Leopard Man (1943)
15. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Oct. 9
16. Corridors of Blood¹ (1958) It's like that movie about the guy who invents the windshield wiper, except with amputations and opium huffing.
Oct. 10
17. The Witches (1966)
18. Superstition¹ (1982) A cut above the standard 80's slasher fare it emulates. You'll never look at those bulky old microwaves the same way again.
Oct. 13
19. Mark of the Vampire (1935)
20. MST3K version of Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1962)
21. Mr. Vampire (Geung si sin sang) (1985)
Oct. 14
22. The Ghost Snatchers (Bi gui zhuo)¹ (1986) Ghostbusters meets Poltergeist, and takes a crap on the lawn.
Oct. 15
23. MST3K version of Soultaker (1990)
24. Evil Dead Trap (Shiryo no wana)¹ (1988) Ikeda's bloody love letter to the giallos that obviously inspired it. Goblin-esque music and body horror to boot.
Oct. 16
25. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
26. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Oct. 17
27. Tales from the Crypt (1972)
28. From Beyond the Grave¹ (1973) Just another entertaining Amicus anthology. Don't look now, but there's an elemental on your shoulder!
Oct. 19
29. Bedlam (1946)
30. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Oct. 21
31. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
32. The Black Cat (1934)
33. The Raven (1935)
Oct. 22
34. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
35. Isle of the Dead (1945)
36. The Haunted Strangler aka Grip of the Strangler¹ (1958) Karloff saves the film again in one of those underwhelming Amalgamated outings.
37. Black Sabbath (Tre volti della paura, I)¹ (1963) Good overall, but the final third of the film is fantastic, truly as horrifying and thrilling as Bava's best.
Oct. 23
38. The Undying Monster¹ (1942) If you're going to capitalize on the success of a certain Universal furry-faced creature, DON'T FORGET THE MONSTER.
39. The Vampire (1957)
40. MST3K version of Track of the Moon Beast (1976)
Oct. 24
41. The Old Dark House (1932)
42. Bowery at Midnight (1942)
43. Carnival of Souls (1962)
44. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Oct. 25
45. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Oct. 27
46. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
47. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
48. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
Oct. 29
49. Dracula (1931)
50. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
51. Frankenstein (1931)
52. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Oct. 30
53. Freaks (1932)
Oct. 31. Happy Halloween!!!
54. Ed Wood (1994)
55. Demons (Dèmoni) (1985)
56. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
57. Day of the Dead (1985)

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October 01 - I Walked With a Zombie
October 01 - Zombiethon
October 02 - The Premature Burial
October 02 - Fear
October 04 - The Beyond
October 04 - Sodoma's Ghost
October 05 - Aenigma
October 06 - The Slayer
October 07 - The Eerie Midnight Horror Show
October 07 - Terror on Tape
October 08 - Jess Franco's Count Dracula
October 12 - Terror on Tour
October 13 - The Legend of Boggy Creek
October 14 - Shatter Dead

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October 2
01. The Fog (1980)

October 3
02. Pulse (2006)

October 7
03. Population 436 (2006)
04. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)

October 9
05. The Dark (2005)
06. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

October 10
07. Child's Play (1988)
08. Darkman (1990)

October 12
09. Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1994)
10. Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)

October 13
11. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
12. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
13. 2001 Maniacs (2005)

October 14
14. Death Proof (2007)
15. Swamp Thing (1982)

October 16
16. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

October 17
17. Identity (2003)

October 21
18. The Amityville Horror (1979)
19. Ghostbusters (1984)

October 23
20. Hollow Man (2000)

October 24
21. Ghostbusters II (1989)

October 26
22. Shredder (2003)

October 28
23. Halloween (1978)
24. Halloween II (1981)
25. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
26. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
27. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

October 29
28. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
29. Halloween: H2O (1998)
30. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

October 30
31. Child's Play 2 (1990)
32. Child's Play 3 (1991)
33. Bride of Chucky (1998)
34. Seed of Chucky (2004)

October 31
35. The Shining (1980)
36. The Thing (1982)

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Last year was fun....i'm in.

Oct. 1
01. Alien
02. Aliens
03. Alien 3 -- I've always liked this movie..the extended cut is even better.

Oct. 2

04. Phantasm
05. Phantasm II
06. Phantasm III

Oct. 3

07. Phantasm IV
08. Saw best of the series and they get progressively worse from there.
09. Saw II
10. Saw III
11. Saw IV

Oct. 4

12. Sleepaway Camp
13. Sleepaway Camp 2
14. Sleepaway Camp 3

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*Denotes first time viewing
5 point scale used

(1) *The Dark - Piece of crap film starring William Devane about a monster from space that shoots lasers out of its eyes and decapitates people for no reason. 1/5
(2) Child's Play - Seen it before, but not in widescreen. I love they way Chucky gets pissed and starts yelling in tongues and stuff. 4/5
(3) *Midnight Meat Train - Kind of a weird movie and didn't quite have the scares and gross outs you'd expect from a Clive Barker production. The end was really cool though. 3/5
(4) Pumpkinhead - Last time I watched this I was 11, now I'm 31. This flick holds up well and has some nice creature effects. 3/5
(5)*Gojira - Excellent film and this was the first time I've seen it. It was amazing what could be done on a small budget. The ending music and final sequence was riveting as was the attack on Tokyo. 5/5
(6) *Dracula (1931) - First time viewing this classic. Amazing black and white photography and some decent effects for 1931. Bela Lugosi lives!! 5/5
(7)*The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) - Interesting, the decapitation was well done.
(8) *Le Chaudron Infernal (1903) - I thought this was cool too. Interesting use of special effects.
(9)*The Brood - Excellent film. Extremely creepy and disgusting at the end. What else would you expect from Cronenberg?
(10) Misery - I saw this twice in the theater in 7th grade but haven't seen it since tonight. Kathy Bates was awesome in this and really freaked me out. The foot scene still gives me the shivers. 5/5
(11) *The Happening - What a complete piece of shit this was. Wahlberg's acting was awful, it was almost as if he was trying to act bad. M. Night should be pretty much finished in Hollywood after this steaming pile. 1/5
(12) *The Curse of the Werewolf - This was a decent, if slow moving, film with great set design, music, and atmosphere. Oliver Reed was great as the conflicted Leon Corledo. Werewolf effects were great, but the film spent too much time setting up. 3/5
(13) Night of the Living Dead - Classic film. Watched it with commentary and some of the tidbits were interesting, but wasn't as informative as I had hoped. The new dvd transfer looks phenomenal. 5/5
(14) A Nightmare on Elm Street - Classic of the genre. This flick still scares me a bit. Didn't have to rely on jump scares in this one. 5/5
(15) *Black Sabbath - Interesting trio of tales and each one was very enjoyable. The Drop of Water scared the shit of out of me. That face...shiver...Highly recommended. 5/5
(16) *Dracula A.D. 1972 - Groovy baby yeah! This was a really cheesy vampire flick. Awesome soundtrack though. Loved the fact that Dracula was stalking Van Helsing and you could hear the funk soundtrack. 3/5
(17) *Trauma - The Good - Asia Argento's breasts, Brad Dourif. The Bad - Everything else. This movie made no goddamn sense at all. I liked Suspiria and Tenebre, but this one was horrible. 2/5
(18) *The Thing from Another World - One of my favorite films is John Carpenter's "The Thing" and I had never seen the original. For a 50's flick, this one had some genuine scares. I enjoyed it alot and loved the ending message "Watch the skies..." 5/5
(19) *Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman - Kinda 'meh' on this one. It had one of the most abrupt endings ever. Only about 3 minutes of Wolf VS Frank. 3/5
(20) A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge - When I saw this in my youth the homosexual subtext was way over my head. Now it's super prevalent. An S&M Club??!!! Mark Patton's acting was atrocious, but the love interest (female) was kind of hot. Some cool special effects as well. 2/5
(21) *Frankenstein (1910) - Cool looking monster, but there isn't much too it. Liked the sepia toned sequences the best. WILDCARD #3
(22) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - Ahh...after the bad 2nd movie is one of my favorites of the franchise. Some noticeable actors in this one and Heather Langenkamp got hotter! Loved the skeletal Freddy trying to bury the good doc. A classic from the 80s. 4/5
(23) *Hard Candy - Watched this on FearNetHD. Weird little movie, right off the bat I could tell that the guy who directed this did 30 Days of Night. Ellen Page was really good in this, and the one scene had me cringing. 3/5
(24) Event Horizon - Saw this originally when hit came out. It was scarier 10 years ago, but it was still effective today. The design of the ship was done really well and so was the make up of the Sam Neill character towards the end. It's like a haunted house in space. 3/5
(25) *The Blob - 1st time seeing this and it was at a Horror/Sci-Fi film festival. All they did was take the Criterion DVD and blow it up for the big screen. It looked atrocious. The movie was good, but I hate it when they use dvds instead of film for these things. The theme song is hilarious. 4/5
(26) Re-Animator - They also had this at the film festival, but this was a real print. Jeffery Combs was in attendance and had a Q/A afterward. This film is so wrong but so right. Great gore effects, and I love the cat. 5/5
(27) *Nosferatu - I know it's a classic and all, but I was a little bored. The vampire design was really creepy though, probably one of the creepiest. 3/5
(28) *Manos-The Hands of Fate - MST3K Version - Oh my god this movie is a pile of shit. It was tough to get through even with the robots. 1/5 with robots 3/5
(29) The Thing w/commentary - One of my favorite films of all time and the 1st time viewing with John Carpenter and Kurt Russell commentary. Still a very creepy film with amazing photography. Even though Carpenter has fallen quite a bit in recent years, he still has 13 years of great films. 5/5
(30) It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - Great kids flick. I enjoyed a bit more when I was younger. It's cool the networks still play these after all these years. 4/5 Wildcard #4
(31) Evil Dead II W/Commentary - Another classic of the genre. Loved that it can be so frightening yet maddeningly funny. Commentary was really fun. 5/5
(32) *Vampire Lovers - Holy heaving bosoms Batman! Decent vamp flick with some smoking hot Hammer Hotties. 4/5
(33) Halloween - my favorite film of all time. Directed by John Carpenter one of my favorite directors. I wish he'd do something great again. This flick can still freak you out. Awesome lighting, especially in the scene where the mask materializes behind Laurie Strode. 5/5

The Bingo List


Watch one film from every decade of film history.

X 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)
X 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
X 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
X 1920 - Nosferatu
X 1930 - Dracula (1931)
X 1940 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
X 1950 - Gojira (1954)
X 1960 - Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
X 1970 - The Dark (1979)
X 1980 - Child's Play (1988)
X 1990 - Misery (1990)
X 2000 - Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Watch a film for each rating:
X Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Gojira (Godzilla)
--- G -
X PG - Dracula A.D. 1972
--- PG-13 -
X R - The Dark
--- NC-17 -
X X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Evil Dead II (Originally rated X)
X Unrated (post-MPAA) - Trauma

Watch a film starring:
X Bela Lugosi - Dracula
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
X Boris Karloff - Black Sabbath
X Lon Chaney Jr. - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman

--- Vincent Price -
X Peter Cushing - Dracula A.D. 1972
X Christopher Lee - Dracula A.D. 1972
X Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street
X Bruce Campbell - Evil Dead II
X Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.

X First language, (Japanese), (Gojira (Godzilla)).
X Second language, (Italian), (Black Sabbath).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
X Vampire - Dracula
X Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
X Werewolf - Curse of the Werewolf

--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting -
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
X Zombie - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
X Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Midnight Meat Train
X Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Pumpkinhead

--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
X Revenge - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
X Killer/evil doll - Child's Play

--- Killer/evil animal -
X Killer/evil child - The Brood
X Giallo - Trauma

--- J horror -
X MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Manos, the Hands of Fate
X film and its remake - The Thing from Another World/The Thing

--- based on a video game -
X based on a novel - Dracula
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
X won an Academy Award -Misery - Best Actress - Kathy Bates
X silent film - Nosferatu
X Criterion version film - Tne Blob
X with commentary - Night of the Living Dead
X film and at least two of its sequels - Nightmare on Elm Streets 1,2,3
X anthology film - Black Sabbath
X takes place on a holiday - Halloween
X takes place in space - Event Horizon

--- takes place on or under the sea -
X animated film - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
X called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Living Dead

--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
X with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the Living Dead

(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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OCT. 1
1. Turista
2. Midnight Meat Train (Fearnet HD)
OCT. 2
3. The Ruins
OCT. 3
4. 30 Days Of Night
OCT. 4
5. Joy Ride
6. Wrong Turn
OCT. 5
7. The Shining (1980)
8. Final Destination
OCT. 6
9. Final Destination 2
OCT. 7
10.Final Destination 3
OCT. 8
11.The Happening
OCT. 9
14.Child's Play 2
15.Bride Of Chucky
16.Nightmare On Elm Street 2
20.They Live
21.Deadly Friend
22.The Descent
23.When A Stranger Calls (2006)
24.The Brood (never get tired of early Cronenberg)
26.The Mist
27.Dawn Of The Dead (Romero-extended cut)
28.Day Of The Dead
29.Land Of The Dead
30.Night Of The Living Dead (Savini)
31.Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
32.The Strangers
33.The Burning
34.Seed Of Chucky
35.The Howling
36.An American Werewolf In London
37.The Funhouse
38.From Beyond
39.Planet Terror
40.Death Proof
42.The Hills Have Eyes (Craven)
43.The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
44.The Hitcher (1986)
45.A Nightmare On Elm Street
46.Halloween (Zombie)
47.The Thing (1982)
48.Friday The 13th
49.The Evil Dead

Last year - 44
This year - 50

Hard to pick what to watch
So many good movies

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first time viewings in red

-----Oct 1
#1 "Mulberry Street" (2006) - 85 minutes
#2 "Sundown the Vampire in Retreat" (1990) - 104 minutes

-----Oct 2
#3 "Waxwork" (1988) - 97 minutes
#4 "Waxwork 2" (1992) - 104 minutes
#5 "Friday the 13th part 8" (1989) - 100 minutes
#6 "The Dark Hours" (2005) - 80 minutes
#7 "Army of Darkness (directors cut)" (1993) - 96 minutes
#8 "Ghost Story" (1981) - 110 minutes

-----Oct 3
#9 "Don't Go in the Woods...Alone!" (1981) 83 minutes
#10 "Marronnier" (2004) - 80 minutes
#11 "MPD Psycho - episode 1" (2000) - 59 minutes
#12 "Demons 3: The Ogre" (1989) 98 minutes
#13 "A Virgin Among the Living Dead" (1973) - 79 minutes

-----Oct 4
#14 "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959) - 79 minutes
#15 "Reeker" (2006) - 90 minutes
#16 "Aliens" (1986) - 137 minutes
#17 "Mad Monster Party" (1969) - 94 minutes
#18 "To Kako (Evil)" (2005) - 83 minutes

-----Oct 5
#19 "Evil Dead" (1981) w/Bruce Campbell commentary - 85 minutes
#20 "Oasis of the Zombies" (1981) - 82 minutes
#21 "Nosferatu" (1922) - 94 minutes
#22 "The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots" (1895) - 1 minute WILD CARD #1!
#23 "Le Chaudron Infernal" (1903) - 1 minute WILD CARD #2!
#24 "Within the Woods" (1978) - 32 minutes WILD CARD #3!
#25 "White Zombie" (1932) - 69 minutes
#26 "Seed" (2007)
#27 "Tales from the Crypt" (1972) - 92 minutes

-----Oct 6 watching wrestling and prisonbreak limited me
#28 "Frankenstein" (1910) - 13 minutes WILD CARD #4!
#29 "Twice Told Tales" (1963) - 120 minutes

-----Oct 7
#30 "Troll" (1986) - 83 minutes
#31 "Satan's Playground" (2005) - 81 minutes
#32 "Infection" (2004) - 98 minutes

-----Oct 8
felt burnt out watching movies

-----Oct 9
#33 "Night of the Living Dorks" (2004) - 89 minutes
#34 "Jason X (2001) - 93 minutes

-----Oct 10
#35 "Scanners" (1981) - 103 minutes
#36 "Evil Dead 2" (1987) - 85 minutes
-----Oct 11


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - "The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots" (1895)
-X- 1900 - "Le Chaudron Infernal" (1903)
-X- 1910 - "Frankenstein" (1910)
-X- 1920 - "Nosferatu" (1922)
-X- 1930 - "White Zombie" (1932)
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959)
-X- 1960 - "Twice Told Tales" (1963)
-X- 1970 - "A Virgin Among the Living Dead" (1973)
-X- 1980 - "Friday the 13th part 8" (1989)
-X- 1990 - "Waxwork 2" (1992)
-X- 2000 - "Mulberry Street" (2006)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - "A Virgin Among the Living Dead"
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - "Troll"
-X- R - "Friday the 13th part 8"
-X- NC-17 - "Evil Dead"
-X- X - "Evil Dead 2" -original USA rating.
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - "To Kako"

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - "Plan 9 from outer Space"
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - "Mad Monster Party"
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
-X- Vincent Price - "Twice Told Tales" (1963)
-X- Peter Cushing - "Tales from the Crypt" (1972)
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Robert Englund -
-X- Bruce Campbell - "Sundown: the Vampire in Retreat"
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, (japanese) "Marronnier"
-X- Second language, (french) "A Virgin Among the Living Dead"
BONUS! Third language, (greek) "To Kako"
BONUS! Fourth language, (german) "Night of the Living Dorks"

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - "Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat"
-X- Frankenstein - "Frankenstein" (1910)
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - "Ghost Story"
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
-X- Zombie - "To Kako"
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - "Friday the 13th part 8"
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - "Waxwork 2"
-X- Revenge - "Seed" (2007)
-X- Killer/evil doll - "Marronier"
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
-X- J horror - "Marrionnier"
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - "Ghost Story" by Peter Straub
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - "Seed"
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
-X- silent film - "Nosferatu"
--- Criterion version film -
-X- with commentary - "Evil Dead" w/Bruce Campbell commentary
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - "Evil Dead" "Evil Dead 2" "Army of Darkness"
-X- anthology film - "Tales from the Crypt" (1972)
--- takes place on a holiday -
-X- takes place in space - "Jason X" (2001)
--- takes place on or under the sea -
-X- animated film - "Mad Monster Party" (1969)
-X- called "Night of the ..." - "....Living Dorks" (2004)
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - "A Virgin Among the Living Dead"

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1.)10/06/08 Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
2.)10/21/08 The Strangers
3.)10/22/08 Halloween (Rob Zombie)

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
X 1970 -Texas Chainsaw Massacre
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
X 2000 -The Strangers

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

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 -
x Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -Texas Chainsaw Massacre
--- 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 -

(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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1. friday the 13th
2. friday the 13th part 2
3. halloween
4. darkness falls
5. scream
6. exorcism of emily rose 10-6-08
7. 30 days of night 10-7
8. the ninth gate 10-8
9. blood an chocolate 10-8
10. hallowen 2 10-8
11. a nightmare on elm street 10-8
12. house of 1000 corpses 10-8
13. devils rejects 10-8
14. van helsing 10-9
15. dawn of the dead 10-9
16. underworld 10-10
17. underworld evolution 10-10
18. halloween 3 10-10
19. halloween 4 10-10
20. one missed call 10-10
21. halloween (rob zombie) 10-10
22. disturbia10-10
23. alien 10-10
24. aliens 10-11
25. the eye 10-11
26. the mummy 10-11
27. the mummies hand 10-11
28. the ruins 10-12
29. poltergeist 10-12
30. halloween resurection 10-12
31. gremlins 10-12
32. alien reserrection 10-12
33. the people under the stairs 10-13
34. quarantin 10-13 (could have been better)
35. the omen 10-16
36. pulse 10-16
37. the happening 10-17
38. the cell 10-20
39. sweeney todd 10-20
41. the woods 10-20
42. it 10-21
43. pumpkin karver 10-21
42. the grudge 10-21

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I'm late to the challenge, but I think I'm gonna have a go at it.
Last year, I had a goal of 20 movies and watched 22.

This year, No goal, other than to try to beat last years 22!

10/18 - Death Proof (2007)
10/21 - Planet Terror (2007)
10/28 - Dawn of the Dead-Extended Version (1978)
10/29 - Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
10/31 - Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
10/31 - Dawn of Dead (2004)

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Count me in for my personal annual tradition of one movie per day for October:

10/1 - Mother of Tears (B-)
10/2 - Child's Play (A)
10/3 - Chamber of Horrors (B+)
10/4 - Final Exam (D+)
10/5 - The Shuttered Room (C-)
10/6 - Bloodlust (B)
10/7 - The Hearse (C+)
10/8 - The Devil's Hand (B-)
10/9 - It! (1966) (C+)
10/10 - Beyond the Door (C-)
10/11 - Blood Sisters (C)
10/12 - Diary of the Dead (C+)
10/13 - Cloverfield (B+)
10/14 - Baron Blood (B)
10/15 - Deadly Friend (B+)
10/16 - Salem's Lot (2004) (C+)
10/17 - The Ruins (C)
10/18 - The Mangler (D+)
10/19 - Someone Is Watching Me (B-)
10/20 - Eyes of a Stranger (B-)
10/21 - The Chilling (D)
10/22 - The Mothman Prophecies (A-)
10/23 - Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (A)
10/24 - Tragic Ceremony (C+)
10/25 - Pieces (B-)
10/26 - The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (C+)
10/27 - The Stendahl Syndrome (C)
10/28 - Trauma (C+)
10/29 - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (C+)
10/30 - Mausoleum (C)
10/31 - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (B+)

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1. The Ironbound Vampire(1997) 59 min. Can't recommend. NJ amateur movie, somewhat incoherent, padded with bits by quirky characters that don't advance the story-but enjoyed the Newark locations.
2. The Ghosts of Angela Web (2005) 41 min. Another NJ amateur movie by the director of The Ironbound Vampire, better acting, tighter story, much improved.
3. Requiem For A Vampire (2006) 94 min. Interesting take on vampires as a family threatened by AIDS, although vampire rock group didn't do much for me. Another NJ amateur movie.
4. Carnival of Souls (1962) 83 min. Great movie, with an excellent performance by Candace Hilligoss, and many eerie moments. You know where it's going, but it gets there with memorable style.
5. Scarecrows (1988) 83 min. Well-made low budget movie, with robbers fighting for their lives and loot against supernatural foes.
6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 73 min. A great movie, the beginning of German Expressionist horror.
7. The Golem (1920) 85 min. Another classic of German Expressionist horror, although not as focused on elements of horror as Caligari or Nosferatu.
8. Equinox (1970) 82 min. Fun movie by fans of Hollywood special effects who went on to become the next generation of special effects masters.
9. The Abandoned (2006) 99 min. Atmospheric ghost story, with a few gory moments and growing sense of entrapment and despair.
10. The City Of The Dead (1960) 78 min. New England witchcraft from England. Well-told tale. American version is called Horror Hotel.
11. Crazy Eights (2006) 80 min. Not the most logical story, but good acting and directing and some scary moments.
12. The Night Stalker (1972) 75 min. Loved it when I was a kid, and enjoyed watching it again with 2 of my kids. Probably the best TV horror movie.
13. The Night Strangler (1973) 90 min. Almost as good as The Night Stalker. After we watched it my kids asked if there was another one that we could watch. Darren McGavin is great, as usual. We'll watch the series later.
14. Penny Dreadful (2006) 92 min. Excellent performance by Rachel Miner, alone and terrified for most of the movie. She makes you forget how unlikely it is that anyone would wish to, or be able to, go to such lengths to torment her.
15. Cabin Fever (2002) 92min. College kids on break get sick, turn on each other. Interesting and scary movie attempts social commentary, succeeds in showing gory decay.
16. Nosferatu (1922) 93 min. German Expressionist horror masterpiece.
17. Shadow of the Vampire (2000) 92 min. Imagines real horror behing the filming of Murnau's Nosferatu. Interesting idea and strong performances, perhaps a little too cold.
18. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) 93 min. Effective version of classic vampire tale set in modern L.A.
19. The Return of Count Yorga (1971) 97 min. Count Yorga is resurrected and terrorizes orphanage. Not as good as the first movie, but some strong scenes and suprising romantic aspect.
20. Deathmaster (1972) 85 min. Hippies make mistake of following vampire guru. Not as good as the Count Yorga movies, but another strong performance by Robery Quarry.
21. Lemora:A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973) 85 min. Vampires in depression-era rural south. Cheryl Smith is excellent as innocent adolescent suddenly thrust into dangerous world that she has no basis to understand. Original and thought provoking, makes the most of offbeat actors and creates an eerie atmosphere on a low budget.
22. Condemned To Live (1935) 66 min. Poverty Row version of classic Universal-style vampire tale.
23. El Vampiro (1957) 84 min. Vampires in Mexican hacienda.Classic story and atmosphere transferred suprisingly well.
24. The Vampire's Coffin (El Ataud del Vampiro) (1958) 82 min. Vampire's coffin stolen and he is resurrected in the city. Sequel to El Vampiro doen't reach the same level, but theater and wax museum settings work, evoking classic Hollywood horror.
25. Strange Behavior (1981) 99 min. Series of brutal killings in small town, police chief has to figure out who and why. Gore effects not as effective as some other movies of the period, but unpredictable and unsettling.
26. Blacula (1972) 93 min. Horror elements more effective than blaxploitation cliches. William Marshall is one of the most courtly, charming and intelligent vampires, also one of the most animalistic when attacking his prey.
27. Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973) 96 min. Blacula seeks help of voodoo priestess to end his curse. Not as good as Blacula, but brings some new ideas to genre.
28. The Undying Monster (1942) 63 min. Excellent B movie mystery. Is the family curse truly supernatural, or being used as a cover for crime?
29. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) 78 min. Horrifying and imaginative methods of murder utilized by sociopath to prove his superiority. Great over the top performance by Michael Gough.
30. The Vampire (1957) 76 min. Fast paced B movie about a doctor who becomes a Jekyll & Hyde like vampire as a result of a scientific experiment.
31. The Return of Dracula (1958) 77 min. European vampire flees to modern California in well made B movie. Francis Lederer is very good as vampire posing as sensitive artist to hide his true nature.
32. Tales from the Crypt: Only Skin Deep (1994) 26 min. Creep gets his comeuppance. More disturbing and characters are less comically broad than in most episodes.
33. Masters of Horror: The Fair Haired Child (2006) 55 min. Kidnapped teen fights to avoid being sacrificed by Satanists. Based on this movie and Only Skin Deep, William Malone seems to deserve the title Master of Horror.
34. Tales from the Crypt: Three's A Crowd (1990) 28 min. Like an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode with profanity and onscreen violence. Final twist is perversely amusing.
35. Dark Ride (2006) 94 min. Teens spend night in funhouse where murders occurred many years before. Predictable until final twist.
36. Twilight Zone: Long Live Walter Jameson (1960) 25 min. A favorite episode. Kevin McCarthy is very good.
37. Twilight Zone: Escape Clause(1959) 25 min. Amusing episode about hypochondriac, well played by David Wayne.
38. The Dunwich Horror (1970) 88 min. Very good movie based on H.P. Lovecraft story.
39. The Music of Erich Zann (1980) 17 min. Good independent movie based on Lovecraft story.
40. Pickman’s Model (1981) 32 min. Another good independent Lovecraft movie.

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Extremely late on posting these, but I have been taking part. Can't remember them all right now, full list later.

October 1
1. Someone's Watching Me...3/5
2. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed...3.9/5
3. Eyes Of A Stranger...2.5/5
4. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari...3.5/5
5. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (w/ commentary, Wild Card #1)

October 2
6. UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine...3/5
7. Five Across The Eyes...4/5
8. Dark Eyes Of London...3/5

October 3
9. The Bagman...1.5/5

October 4
10. A Blueprint For Murder...4/5
11. Automaton Transfusion...1/5
12. Witches Of The Caribbean...1.5/5

October 5
13. Mirror Mirror 2: Raven Dance...2/5
14. Baron Blood...3.5/5
15. Hood Of Horror...2.8/5

October 6
16. Lisa And The Devil...2.5/5
17. Spontaneous Combusion...3.3/5
18. Legacy Of Blood...2/5
19. Embryo...2.5/5

October 7
20. The Maid...3/5
21. Dr. Giggles...3.6/5
22. Memento Mori...3/5

October 8
23. Planet Terror...4/5
24. Seed Of Chucky...4/5
25. From Beyond The Grave...3.7/5
26. Inhabited...2.2/5

October 9
27. Death Proof...3.5/5
28. The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting...2/5
29. Living Death...2.5/5
30. Death Kiss...3/5

October 10
31. The Hand...3.3/5
32. The Last Sect...2.6/5
33. Fear Chamber...2/5
34. Dead Life...1.5/5

October 11
35. The Gathering...3.5/5
36. The Cradle...2.7/5
37. Voodoo Curse: The Giddeh...1/5
38. Masters Of Horror: Imprint...4/5

October 12
39. Vanguard...2.5/5
40. The Messengers...3/5
41. The Veil: Vision Of Death (Wild Card #2)...2/5

October 13
42. Nightmare Detective...4/5 Great film, I suggest everyone go to their local Wal-Mart and pick it up for $5.

October 14
43. The Wicker Man (remake)...2/5
44. The Wicker Man (original)...4.6/5
45. The Believers...3/5
46. Masters Of Horror: Family...4/5

October 15
47. The Invasion...2.5/5
48. Macabre...2.8/5

October 16
49. Hannibal Rising...3/5
50. Retribution...3.5/5
51. The Evil Dead II...4.3/5
52. Blood Mania...1.5/5

October 17
53. Deadly Friend...3/5
54. Ring Of Darkness...2.3/5

October 18
55. Jack Brooks, Monster Slayer...3.7/5
56. Vital...4/5
57. Dead Silence...3.7/5
58. Red Blooded American Girl...2/5

October 19
59. Night Visitor...2.9/5
60. The Happening...3.4/5
61. Man Bites Dog...3.5/5

October 20
62. Saw III...3/5
63. Spooks Run Wild...2/5

October 21
64. Society...3/5
65. Marebito...3/5
66. Pitch Black...4/5
67. Topper Returns...3/5
68. Mirror Mirror 3...0.5/5

October 22
69. House Of Wax (remake)...3.7/5
70. Warriors Of Terra...2.3/5
71. The Veil: Girl On The Road (Wild Card #3)...2/5

October 23
72. Underworld Evolution...4/5
73. The Embalmer...2/5

October 24
74. The Flesh And The Fiends...3.7/5
75. Death Clique...2.5/5
76. Baba Yaga...3.5/5

October 25
77. Chiller...2/5
78. P2...3.9/5
79. Kill The Devil...2.5/5
80. Sleepaway Camp...3/5
81. Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers...4/5
82. Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland...3/5

October 26
83. Disturbia...3.9/5
84. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (original)...4/5
85. Snakes On A Plane...3/5
86. 13 Demon Street: Vine Of Death (Wild Card #4)...2.5/5
87. 13 Demon Street: ??? (Wild Card #5)...2/5

October 27
88. Insanitarium...4.2/5

October 28
89. Toybox...1.9/5
90. Mirror Mirror 4...2.5/5

October 29
91. Wrestlemaniac...2.8/5
92. Witchcraft...1.5/5

October 30
93. Witchcraft II...2.5/5
94. I Eat Your Skin...2/5

October 31
95. The Child...2.3/5
96. The Norliss Tapes...3.3/5
97. 30 Days Of Night...3.5/5
98. Alone In The Dark...3/5
99. The Headless Horseman...3.6/5
100. Millennium: The Curse Of Frank Black (Wild Card #6)...3.7/5, Wild Card saves the day!

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Wow, only 14 this year...I'm so ashamed. Less than half my previous years on average, but just too busy with work and school right now.

Most HD-format viewing yet though.

OCT 10:
Child's Play

OCT 11:
Brides of Dracula
The Thing (HD)

OCT 16:
The Wolf Man

OCT 18:
Doomsday (HD)
Underworld Evolution (HD)

OCT 19:
Beetlejuice (HD)

OCT 24
American Werewolf in London (HD)
Village of the Damned ~ original of course

OCT 30
Bird with the Crystal Plummage ~ not much horror really

OCT 31
Halloween (HD)
Halloween 4
Halloween 5
Nightmare Before Christmas (HD)

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Newbie this year - discovered this late, so started very late. Short list, and nothing fancier than just a plain list of titles.
Next year I'll be prepared!

1. Friday the 13th
2. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
3. Flatliners
4. The Strangers
5. The Wolf Man
6. Evil Dead
7. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
8. Army of Darkness
9. The Shining (Miniseries)
10. Bram Stoker's Dracula
11. Hollow Man
12. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
13. Shaun of the Dead
14. Rosemary's Baby
15. Quarantine

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