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The 4th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!***

100 Movies. 31 Days.</sup> October 1st - 31st, 2008





The "31 Films for 31 Days" List

This is an optional subset of the overall challenge.
Watch these 31 films on the listed day, with group discussion starting the next morning.
Or don't watch them but still join the discussion.

The "31 Films in 31 Days" Thread

-Courtesy of Trevor

October 1st 

October 2nd
Shadow of the Vampire 

October 3rd

October 4th 
A Nightmare on Elm Street 

October 5th
Night of the Living Dead

October 6th 
The Shining 

October 7th 
Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator 

October 8th 
Creature from the Black Lagoon (chosen by vote) 

October 9th 
The Devil's Rejects (chosen by FusionX) 

October 10th 
Rosemary's Baby 

October 11th
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 

October 12th

October 13th
Friday the 13th 

October 14th 
The Wolf Man (this is October's Full Moon) 

October 15th 
Claw of Terror (aka "Scream Bloody Murder")
YouTube link (chosen by Mister Peepers)

October 16th
Manos: The Hands of Fate (chosen by steelpotato) 

October 17th
The Exorcist 

October 18th
The Invisible Man 

October 19th
Hard (chosen by edwardnortonfan) 

October 20th
April Fool's Day (chosen by wlverinefactor) 

October 21st
John Carpenter's The Thing 

October 22nd
The Evil Dead 

October 23rd

October 24th
The Mummy 

October 25th
The Pit and the Pendulum (chosen by Dimension X) 

October 26th
Horror of Dracula (chosen by Crazee4DVDs) 

October 27th 
The Innocents (chosen by Giles) 

October 28th 
Black Sunday (chosen by Chad)

October 29th

October 30th

October 31st 
Halloween (1978)

The Expanded Checklist/Bingo Card
  1. Copy & Paste this into your list(s).
  2. Try and complete it ...or not.
-Courtesy of Trevor (and some others).

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.)

6 Wild Cards

There are 6 wild card options. The wild card can be used for any horror related item, including It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, various halloween Bugs Bunny cartoons, Roseanne or Simpsons Halloween episodes, X-Files or Angel the Series episodes, etc.

-Courtesy of caligulathegod

The Participants

NOTE: If you have more than 1 list (ie weekly), only the first will be linked.

UPDATED 10/16 6:05pm EST

(1 - 75)

The Monkees
Mondo Kane
Jeffy Pop
William Fuld
Mister Peepers
Dimension X
poster mayhem
Doc Moonlight
Spiral Staircase
Darth Maher
Mountain Biker
Russell S
Camp Blood
Boondock Saint
Julie Walker

<sup>The challenge officially begins</sup> Wednesday, October 1, 2008 @ Midnight (EST).

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Don't forget there's gonna be a prize for the most impressive list. It'll be decided by your votes right after the challenge.

FYI, "most impressive" means formatting wise, and not based on the quality or number of films watched.

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Wednesday, October 1st
  • 1. Inside UR ("À l'intérieur") (2007)
  • 2. The Cottage (2008) - Very reminiscent of another British film - "Severance". Throw in Peter Jackson's go-to-guy (Andy Serkis), a Kevin Spacey lookalike (Reece Shearsmith) and a cameo by Pinhead (Doug Bradley) himself, and you've got yourself an effective little horror-comedy with a good ratio of laughs and thrills.
  • 3. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) - It could easily be called "Creepshow 3" because the series (which I recently discovered on the Sci-Fi channel) is based on those movies and has George A. Romero's involvement. That's a compliment, BTW.
  • 4. Nosferatu (1922) PDD
  • 5. The Fifth Cord (Giornata nera per l'ariete) (1971)
  • 6. The Ghoul (1933) -

Thursday, October 2nd
  • 7. Asylum (1972) - Just became one of my favorite Hammer ...err Amicus anthologies.
  • 8. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  • 9. Jigoku (Hell) (1960) - This is one of those cases where I'll have to re-visit this film to form any sort of opinion.
  • 10. Black Christmas (1974) - VERY underrated film that should be held in the same high regards as "Halloween". Seriously, ever horror fan should have this in their collection.

Friday, October 3rd
Saturday, October 4th
  • 16. The Burning (1981) - Imagine a hybrid of "Meatballs" and "Friday the 13th" with the same Tom Savini effects and throw in a young Jason Alexander (with actual hair!) for comedic effect. Quite an overlooked little gem.

  • 17. Pumpkinhead (1988) - It's a little thin on character development, but it's still a great atmospheric horror film. The late great Stan Winston should have sit in the director's chair more often.
  • 18. Child's Play (1988)
  • 19. The Ruins UR (2008)

  • 20. The Christmas Tale (Películas para no dormir: Cuento de navidad) (2005)
  • 21. A Real Friend (Películas para no dormir: Adivina quién soy) (2006)

Sunday, October 5th
  • 22. Black Cadillac (2003) - "Christine" + "The Car" - the supernatural aspects + direct-to-DVD status = Black Cadillac. Meh.
  • 23. Carnival of Souls (1962) - Stephen King recently named this as being one of his top five low-budget horror films (along with Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead, and The Blair Witch Project). I agree with his statement.
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Monday, October 6th
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Tuesday, October 7th

Wednesday, October 8th

Thursday, October 9th

Friday, October 10th
Saturday, October 11th
Sunday, October 12th
Monday, October 13th
Tuesday, October 14th

Wednesday, October 15th
Thursday, October 16th
Friday, October 17th
Saturday, October 18th
Sunday, October 19th
Monday, October 20th
Tuesday, October 21st

Wednesday, October 22nd
Thursday, October 23rd
Friday, October 24th
Saturday, October 25th
Sunday, October 26th
Monday, October 27th
Tuesday, October 28th

Wednesday, October 29th
Thursday, October 30th
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Friday, October 31st


= First Time Viewing
PDD = Public Domain Download
WC = Wildcard

NWN = Netflix Watch Now
TCM = Turner Classic Movies

The Checklist
Watch one film from every decade of film history. --- 1890 - --- 1900 - -X- 1910 - Frankenstein -X- 1920 - Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror -X- 1930 - The Ghoul -X- 1940 - The Wolf Man -X- 1950 - The Tingler -X- 1960 - Carnival of Souls -X- 1970 - Blacula -X- 1980 - Inferno -X- 1990 - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie -X- 2000 - Shadow of the Vampire Watch a film for each rating: -X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Inside --- G - -X- PG - Asylum --- PG-13 - --- R - --- NC-17 - --- X (not porn; several horror films X) - -- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Watch a film starring: --- Bela Lugosi - --- Lon Chaney Sr. - -X- Boris Karloff - The Ghoul --- Lon Chaney Jr. - --- Vincent Price - --- Peter Cushing - --- Christopher Lee - --- Robert Englund - -X- Bruce Campbell - The Woods --- Jamie Lee Curtis - Watch films in at least two languages other than English. -X- French, Inside. -X- Spanish, A Real Friend Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types: -X- Vampire - Blacula --- Frankenstein - -X- Werewolf - The Beast Must Die -X- Mummy - Bubba Ho-Tep --- Invisible Man - -X- Ghost/haunting - The Baby's Room -X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Suspiria -X- Zombie - Dead Meat -X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Black Christmas --- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - --- Documentary - --- Musical - -X- Spoof/comedy - The Cottage --- Revenge - -X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play --- Killer/evil animal - -X- Killer/evil child - The Pit -X- Giallo - The Fifth Cord -X- J horror - Jigoku --- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - --- film and its remake - --- based on a video game - -X- based on a novel - The Ruins --- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - --- won an Academy Award -- any category - -X- silent film - Nosferatu -X- Criterion version film - Jigoku --- with commentary - --- film and at least two of its sequels - -X- anthology film - Asylum -X- takes place on a holiday - Black Christmas --- takes place in space - --- takes place on or under the sea - --- animated film - --- called "Night of the ..." - -X- called "Return of the ..." - Return of the Evil Dead --- called "Revenge of the ..." - --- called "Attack of the ..." - --- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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1. Phenomena (1985) (Dir. Dario Argento) (110 Min) ***1/2 Stars out of *****
2. The Secret (2007) (Dir. Vincent Perez) (92 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
3. Rogue (2007) (Dir. Greg Mclean) (99 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
4. Ti piace Hitchcock? (Do You Like Hitchcock?) (2005) (Dir. Dario Argento) (93 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****

5.Phenomena (1985) (Dir. Dario Argento) (110 Min) : Watched With Audio Commentary by Dario Argento, Sergio Stivaletti, Claudio Simonetti and Loris Curci
6. Shadow Of The Vampire (2000) (Dir. E. Elias Merhige) (92 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
7. Feast (2005) (Dir. John Gulager) (92 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
8. Shadow Of The Vampire (2000) (Dir. E. Elias Merhige) (92 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by E. Elias Merhige

9. Ravenous (1999) (Dir. Antonia Bird) (101 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****
10. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) (Dir. Tony Randel) (99 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****

11. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) (Dir. Robert Rodriguez) (108 Min.) ***** Stars out of *****
12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) (Dir. Tobe Hooper) (100 Minutes) **** Stars out of *****

13.The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) (Dir. Tobe Hooper) (100 Minutes) Watched With Audio Commentary by Tobe Hooper and David Gregory
14. Carrie (1976) (Dir. Brian De Palma) (98 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
15. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) (Dir. Jeff Burr) (86 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****

16. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) (Dir. Tobe Hooper) (100 Minutes) Watched With Audio Commentary by Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, and Tom Savini
17. Kairo (Pulse) (2001) (Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa) (119 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
18. Magic (1978) (Dir. Richard Attenborough) (107 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
19. Delicatessen (1991) (Dir. Marc Caro; Jean-Pierre Jeunet) (100 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****

20. Masters Of Horror: "Sick Girl" (2006) (Dir. Lucky McKee) (60 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****
21. Masters Of Horror: "Incident On And Off A Mountain Road" (2005) (Dir. Don Coscarelli) (52 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****
22. Cabin Fever (2002) (Dir. Eli Roth) (93 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****
23. Masters Of Horror: "Cigarette Burns" (2005)(Dir. John Carpenter) (60 Min.) *** Stars out of *****

24. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) (Dir. Jeff Burr) (86 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Jeff Burr, David Schow, Greg Nicotero, Mark Ordesky, R.A. Mihalloff and William Butler

25. Feast (2005) (Dir. John Gulager) (92 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by John Gulager, Mike Leahy, Joel Soisson, Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton, and Gary Tunnicliffe
26. The Bone Collector (1999) (Dir. Phillip Noyce) (118 Mn.) *** Stars out of *****
27. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) (Dir. Jack Clayton) (96 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
28. Two Evil Eyes (1990) (Dir. Dario Argento; George A. Romero) (120 Min.) *** Stars out of *****

29. Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two Sisters) (2003) (Dir. Ji-woon Kim) (115 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****
30. Saam gaang yi (Three... Extremes) (2004) (Dir. Fruit Chan; Chan-wook Park; Takashi Miike) (126 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****

31. Masters Of Horror: "Pick Me Up" (2006) (Dir. Larry Cohen) (58 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
32. The Rocky Horror Picture Picture Show (1975) (Dir. Jim Sharman) (100 Min.) **** Stars out of *****

33. Pulse (2006) (Dir. Jim Sonzero) (88 Min.) ** Stars out of *****
34. Ugetsu monogatari (Ugetsu) (1953) (Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi) (95 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
35. Pulse (2006) (Dir. Jim Sonzero) (88 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Jim Sonzero and Gary Tunnicliffe
36. Ghosts of Mars (2001) (Dir. John Carpenter) (98 Min.) *** Stars out of *****

37.Pulse (2006) (Dir. Jim Sonzero) (88 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Mike Leahy, Joel Soisson, Ron Vecchiarelli, Kevin O'Neill, Kirk Morri, and Samm Levine
38. Dracula (1931) (Dir. Tod Browning) (75 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
39. Ghosts of Mars (2001) (Dir. John Carpenter) (98 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by John Carpenter and Natasha Henstridge
40. Creepshow 2 (1987) (Dir. Michael Gornick) (92 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****
41. Jacob's Ladder (1990) (Dir. Adrian Lyne) (115 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****

42. Quarantine (2008) (Dir. John Erick Dowdle) (89 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
43. Diary of the Dead (2007) (Dir. George A. Romero) (95 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****

44. Dracula (1931) (Dir. Tod Browning) (75 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by David J. Skal
45. Dracula's Daughter (1936) (Dir. Lambert Hillyer) (71 Min.) ** Stars out of *****
46. Stuck (2007) (Dir. Stuart Gordon) (85 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
47. Son Of Dracula (1943) (Dir. Robert Siodmak) (80 Min.) *** Stars out of *****

48. House Of Dracula (1945) (Dir. Erle C. Kenton) (67 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
49. Flesh For Frankenstein (1973) (Dir. Paul Morrissey) (95 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
50. Psycho II (1983) (Dir. Richard Franklin) (113 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****

51. The Amityville Horror (2005) (Dir. Andrew Douglas) (90 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
52. Ed Wood (1994) (Dir. Tim Burton) (127 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****

53. Frailty (2001) (Dir. Bill Paxton) (100 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****
54. The Rapture (1991) (Dir. Michael Tolken) (100 Mn.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****
55. Flesh For Frankenstein (1973) (Dir. Paul Morrissey) (95 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Paul Morrissey, Udo Kier, and Maurice Yacowar
56. The Gravedancers (2006) (Dir. Mike Mendez) (95 Min.) ** Stars out of *****
57. Psycho III (1983) (Dir. Anthony Perkins) (93 Mn.) *** Stars out of *****
58. Jigoku (1960) (Dir. Nobuo Nakagawa) (99 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****

59. Night of the Living Dead (1990) (Dir. Tom Savini) (92 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
60. The Rapture (1991) (Dir. Michael Tolken) (100 Mn.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Michael Tolkin, Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny and Patrick Bauchau

61.The Amityville Horror (2005) (Dir. Andrew Douglas) (90 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller
62. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) (Dir. Mick Garris) (96 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
63. La Terza madre (Mother of Tears) (2007) (Dir. Dario Argento) (102 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
64. Child's Play (1988) (Dir. Tom Holland) (87 Min.) **** Stars out of *****

65.Night of the Living Dead (1990) (Dir. Tom Savini) (92 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Tom Savini
66. The Mothman Prophecies (2002) (Dir. Mark Pellington) (119 Min.)
67.Child's Play (1988) (Dir. Tom Holland) (87 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and Kevin Yagher
68. Scary Movie 4 (2006) (Dir. David Zucker) (84 Min.) *1/2 Stars out of *****

69.Child's Play (1988) (Dir. Tom Holland) (87 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by David Kirschner and Don Mancini
70. Child's Play 2 (1990) (Dir. John Lafia) (84 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****
71.The Wizard of Gore (2007) (Dir. Jeremy Kasten) (95 Min.) *1/2 Stars out of *****
72. Bride Of Chucky (1998) (Dir. Ronny Yu) (89 Min.) **** Stars out of *****

73. Child's Play (1988) (Dir. Tom Holland) (87 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Tom Holland and Tim Sullivan
74. Seed of Chucky (2004) (Dir. Don Mancini) (86 Min.) ** Stars out of *****
75. Scary Movie 4 (2006) (Dir. David Zucker) (84 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary byDavid Zucker, Robert Weiss and Craig Mazin

76. The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) (Dir. Dario Piana) (87 Min.) ** Stars out of *****
77. Evil Dead II (1987) (Dir. Sam Raimi) (85 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****
78. House on Haunted Hill (1999) (Dir. William Malone) (93 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****

79.The Mothman Prophecies (2002) (Dir. Mark Pellington) (119 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Mark Pellington
80. Dressed to Kill (1980) (Dir. Brian De Palma) (105 Min.) *** Stars out of *****

81. Dark Ride(2006) (Dir. Craig Singer) (94 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
82. La Maschera del demonio (Black Sunday) (1960) (Dir. Mario Bava) (87 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
83. Tre volti della paura, I (Black Sabbath) (1963) (Dir. Mario Bava) (92 Min.) ***1/2 Stars out of *****
84. Seed of Chucky (2004) (Dir. Don Mancini) (86 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Don Mancini and Jennifer Tilly

85. La Maschera del demonio (Black Sunday) (1960) (Dir. Mario Bava) (87 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas
86. Operazione paura (Kill, Baby... Kill!) (1966) (Dir. Mario Bava) (84 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
87. American Psycho (2000) (Dir. Mary Harron) (100 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****

88. Tre volti della paura, I (Black Sabbath) (1963) (Dir. Mario Bava) (92 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas
89. Freaks (1932) (Dir. Tod Browning) (64 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****
90. Freaks (1932) (Dir. Tod Browning) (64 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by David J. Skal
91. La Ragazza che sapeva troppo (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) (1963) (Dir. Mario Bava) (86 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
92. Red (2008) (Dir. Trygve Diesen ; Lucky McKee) (93 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****

93. La Ragazza che sapeva troppo (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) (1963) (Dir. Mario Bava) (86 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas
94. The Abandoned (2006) (Dir. Nacho Cerdà) (99 Min.) **1/2 Stars out of *****
95. Frankenstein (1931) (Dir. James Whale) (70 Min.) **** Stars out of *****
96. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Dir. James Whale) (75 Min.) ****1/2 Stars out of *****

97. Frankenstein (1931) (Dir. James Whale) (70 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Rudy Behlmer
98. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Dir. James Whale) (75 Min.) Watched With Audio Commentary by Scott MacQueen
99.Young Frankenstein (1974) (Dir. Mel Brooks) (105 Min.) *** Stars out of *****
100. Pet Sematary (1989) (Dir. Mary Lambert) (103 Min.) **** Stars out of *****

101. Zombie Strippers! (2008) (Dir. Jay Lee) (94 Min.) ** Stars out of *****

Film titles underlined note a first-time viewing of a particular film.

1.Tales from the Crypt: "Split Second" (1991)
2.Tales from the Crypt: "Deadline" (1991)
3. South Park: "Spooky Fish" (1998)
4.Spike TV's third annual "SCREAM" awards (10/21)
5. My Name Is Earl: "Little Bad Voodoo Brother" (2008)
6.The Office: "Employee Transfer" (2008)

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October 1
1. Seed (07)*--2/5

October 2
2. Five Across the Eyes (06)*--2/5

October 3
3. Never Cry Werewolf (08)*--3/5
4. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: The Blame (06)*--3/5

October 4
5. Dead of Night (45)*--4/5
6. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre (06)*--3/5
7. Final Destination 2 (03)--4/5

October 5
8. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: A Real Friend (06)*--4/5
9. Interview with the Vampire (94)--4/5
10. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (08)*--4/5
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street (84)--4/5

October 6
12. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: A Christmas Tale (06)*--4/5

October 7
13. Sarah Landon and the Parnormal Hour (07)*--3/5

October 8
14. Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead (05)*--3/5

October 9
15. The Monster That Challenged the World (57)*--3/5
16. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (58)*--3/5

October 10
17. Dead Mary (06)*--3/5
18. Night of the Comet (84)--5/5

October 12
19. The Legend of Lucy Keyes (06)*--3/5
20. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: The Baby's Room (06)*--4/5

October 13
21. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: To Let (06)*--4/5

October 14
22. Dark Floors (08)*--3/5

October 16
23. Dance of the Dead (08)*--3/5

October 17
24. The Last House in the Woods (06)*--3/5
25. Copley: An American Fairytale (08)*--3/5

October 21
26. Stuck (07)*--3/5

October 22
27. Sickness House (06)*--1/5

October 23
28. The Call of Cthulhu (05)*--4/5
29. The Company of Wolves (84)--5/5

October 24
30. Chhota Chetan (04)*--3/5

October 26
31. One Missed Call (04)*--3/5

October 27
32. Audition (99)--5/5

October 28
33. Shiver (07)*--4/5

October 29
34. Jake's Closet (07)*--3/5
35. Night of the Living Dorks (04)*--3/5
36. Under Wraps (97)--4/5
37. Tower of Terror (97)*--4/5

October 30
38. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (95)*--3/5
39. Mother of Tears (07)*--4/5

October 31
40. Tamara (05)*--3/5

Wild Cards
1. Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland (97)--3/5
2. Goosebumps: Welcome to Camp Nightmare (95)*--3/5
3. Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Frozen Ghost (93)--3/5
4. Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Whispering Walls (93)--3/5
5. Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Full Moon (93)--3/5

*--first time viewing

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-x- 1940 - Dead of Night
-x- 1950 - The Monster That Challenged the World
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-x- 1980 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
-x- 1990 - Interview with the Vampire
-x- 2000 - Seed

Watch a film for each rating:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Dead of Night
--- G -
-x- PG - Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour
-x- PG-13 - Night of the Comet
-x- R - Final Destination 2
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Seed

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

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language: Spanish (The Blame)
-x- Second language: Italian (The Last House in the Woods)

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-x- Vampire - Interview with the Vampire
--- Frankenstein -
-x- Werewolf - Never Cry Werewolf
-x- Mummy - Under Wraps
--- Invisible Man -
-x- Ghost/haunting - Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour
-x- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Mother of Tears
-x- Zombie - Night of the Comet
-x- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Seed
-x- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Monster That Challenged the World
-x- Documentary - Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows
-x- Musical - Chhota Chetan
-x- Spoof/comedy - Dracula: Dead and Loving It
-x- Revenge - Seed
-x- Killer/evil doll - Dead of Night
--- Killer/evil animal -
-x- Killer/evil child - Shiver
--- Giallo -
-x- J horror - One Missed Call
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
-x- based on a novel - Interview with the Vampire
-x- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - Seed
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
-x- silent film - The Call of Cthulhu
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
-x- anthology film - Dead of Night
-x- takes place on a holiday - A Christmas Tale
-x- takes place in space - It! The Terror from Beyond Space
-x- takes place on or under the sea - The Monster That Challenged the World
--- animated film -
-x- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Comet
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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*= First Viewing

Lets start this fucker!

October 1st

1. Pet Sematary (1989) (12:00am)
2. Pet Sematary Two (1992) (1:45am)
3. The Blob (1988) (12:15pm)
4. The Dentist (1996) (6:25pm)

October 2nd

5. House of 1000 Corpses (2003) (5:35pm)
6. Chopping Mall (1986) (9:10pm)

October 3rd

7. The Dentist 2 (1998) (12:40am)
8. Dr. Giggles (1992) (2:35am)
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (2:10pm)
10. Re-Animator (1985) (5:25pm)
11. House on Haunted Hill (1958) (9:15pm)
12. The Last Man on Earth (1964) (10:35pm)

October 4th

13. The Blob (1958) (2:30am)
14. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) (5:00pm)
15. The Wolf Man (1941) (8:45pm)
16. She-Wolf of London (1946) (10:05pm) *
17. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) (11:10pm)

October 5th

18. Black Christmas (1974) (1:50pm)
19. Frankenstein (1931) (4:10pm)
20. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (5:20pm)
21. Son of Frankenstein (1939) (6:35pm)
22. Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) (8:15pm) *
23. House of Frankenstein (1944) (9:30pm) *
24. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (11:00pm)

October 6th

25. Return of the Living Dead Part 2 (1988) (2:10am)
26. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (11:15am)
27. The Invisible Man (1933) (6:30pm)
28. The Invisible Man Returns (1940) (7:55pm)
29. The Invisible Woman (1940) (9:40pm)
30. Invisible Agent (1942) (10:55pm) *

October 7th

31. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) (11:55pm)

October 8th

32. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) (1:30am)
33. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) (2:50pm)
34. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) (8:15pm) Wild Card Pick
35. The Fly (1986) (8:45pm)
36. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (10:20pm)

October 9th

37. Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008) (1:55am) *
38. Urban Legend (1998) (10:00am)

October 10th

39. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) (2:00am)
40. Scream (1996) (4:15pm)
41. Suspiria (1977) (7:45pm)
42. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) (9:15pm)

October 11th

43. Ginger Snaps (2000) (12:25pm)
44. The Devil's Rejects (2005) (3:05pm)
45. The Eye (2008) (6:00pm)
46. The Mummy (1932) (7:30pm)
47. The Mummy's Hand (1940) (8:50pm)
48. The Mummy's Tomb (1942) (9:55pm)
49. The Mummy's Ghost (1944) (11:00pm)

October 12th

50. The Exorcist (1973) (4:35pm)
51. Halloween (2007) (8:40pm)

October 13th

52. Beetlejuice (1988) (12:15am)
53. P2 (2007) (2:05am)
54. Scream 2 (1997) (3:15pm)
55. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (6:10pm)
56. Revenge of the Creature (1955) (7:55pm)
57. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) (9:45pm) *
58. Dracula (1931) (11:00pm)

October 14th

59. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) (6:45pm)

October 15th

60. Friday the 13th (1980) (12:50am)

October 16th

61. One for the Fire: The Legacy of Night of the Living Dead (2008) (10:35pm)

October 17th

62. The Strangers (2008) (12:10am) *
63. Creepshow (1982) (2:10am)
64. Day of the Dead (1985) (4:45pm)

October 18th

65. April Fool's Day (1986) (12:30pm)
66. He Knows You're Alone (1980) (2:00pm)
67. Sleepaway Camp (1983) (7:30pm)
68. Poltergeist (1982) (9:00pm)

October 19th

69. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) (1:10am)
70. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) (9:55am) *
71. 13 Ghosts (1960) (11:20am)
72. Dracula's Daughter (1936) (12:50pm)
73. Son of Dracula (1943) (2:00pm) *
74. House of Dracula (1945) (3:25pm) *
75. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (10:55pm)

October 20th

76. One by One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead (2007) (2:00am)
77. Scooby-Doo & the Goblin King (2008) (10:20pm)
78. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) (11:35pm)

October 21st

79. Scooby-Doo & the Witch's Ghost (1999) (12:50am)
80. Psycho (1960) (10:25pm)

October 22nd

81. Scooby Doo & the Reluctant Werewolf (1988) (10:40am)
82. Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (2007) (12:15pm) *
83. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) (6:55pm)
84. The Evil Dead (1981) (9:10pm)

October 23rd

85. The Blair Witch Project (1999) (12:00am)
86. King Kong (1933) (9:40pm)

October 24th

87. War of the Worlds (2005) (9:55am)
88. The Mummy (1999) (11:50am) Last Year's Record Broken
89. Saw II (2005) (8:45pm)

October 25th

90. Zombie Strippers (2008) (1:20am) *
91. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) (3:10pm)
92. American Psycho (2000) (6:15pm)

October 26th

93. Scream 3 (2000) (1:25pm)
94. The Fly (1958) (5:15pm)
95. Return of the Fly (1959) (6:50pm)
96. The Tingler (1959) (8:15pm)
97. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) (10:00pm)
98. The Bat (1959) (11:20pm) *

October 27th

99. Twice Told Tales (1963) (7:50pm) *
100. Tales of Terror (1962) (10:00pm) *

October 28th

101. The Monster Squad (1987) (2:20am)

October 29th-October 30th

None, These Days


102. Halloween (1978) (12:40am)
103. Halloween II (1981) (1:05pm)
104. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) (7:00pm)



Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- 1940 - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- 1950 - House on Haunted Hill (1958)
-X- 1960 - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
-X- 1970 - Black Christmas (1974)
-X- 1980 - Pet Sematary (1989)
-X- 1990 - Pet Sematary Two (1992)
-X- 2000 - House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - House on Haunted Hill (1958)
--- G -
-X- PG - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
-X- PG-13 - The Mummy (1999)
-X- R - Pet Sematary (1989)
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Re-Animator (1985)

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- Vincent Price - House on Haunted Hill (1958)
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-X- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween (1978)

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

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula (1931)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
-X- Werewolf - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1932)
-X- Invisible Man - The Invisible Man (1933)
-X- Ghost/haunting - House on Haunted Hill (1958)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Suspiria (1977)
-X- Zombie - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Dentist (1996)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-X- Documentary - One for the Fire: The Legacy of Night of the Living Dead (2008)
-X- Musical - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
-X- Spoof/comedy - Beetlejuice (1988)
-X- Revenge - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Poltergeist (1982) ***Evil Clown***
-X- Killer/evil animal - Pet Sematary Two (1992)
-X- Killer/evil child - Pet Sematary (1989)
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - The Blob (1958) & The Blob (1988)
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - Frankenstein (1931)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - The Fly (1986) - Best Makeup
--- silent film -
-X- Criterion version film - The Blob (1958)
--- with commentary -
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
-X- anthology film - Creepshow (1982)
-X- takes place on a holiday - Black Christmas (1974)
--- takes place in space -
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- animated film - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
-X- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- called "Return of the ..." - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
-X- called "Revenge of the ..." - Revenge of the Creature (1955)
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

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First Time Viewing

Oct 1:
1. The Brood (1979)
Cronenberg gives us
More emotion here than in
The rest of his films

2. Wicked Little Things (2006)
It's the anti-Brood!
Fun, unpretentious spook show
But no real substance

Oct 2:
3. The Monster Squad (1987)
Love letter from Fred
Dekker kicks The Goonies' butt
Up and down the block

4. Teeth (2007)
Paging Doctor Freud!
Gleeful misanthropy from
Beginning to end

5. Long Dream (Nagai yume) (2000)
Junji Ito and
Higuchinsky - a combo
That just can't be beat

Oct 3:
6. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
Giant spiders are
Scary, not funny. Again:
Scary! Not funny!

7. Behind the Mask (2006)
De rigueur backlash
Aside, this movie is a
Witty, fun-filled ride

Oct 4:
8. The Wizard of Gore (1970)
Early volley of
Proto-metahorror is
Spoiled by apathy

9. Turistas (2006)
I hate to admit
It, but Hostel did it much,
Much, much, much, better

10. Mulberry Street (2006)
What could have been camp
In lesser hands becomes pure
Melancholy here

Oct 5:
11. From Beyond (1986)
Great Lovecraft homage
Ending prefigures the end
Of Society

12. The Abandoned (2006)
Bravo! Cerda needs
To make another movie
Soon - A.S.A.P!

Oct 6:
13. Street Trash (1987)
Tenafly Viper
Liquor can make your life go
Straight down the commode

14. The Meltdown Memoirs (2006) (Wildcard #1)
Who'd have thought Street Trash
Could engender such a warm,
Heartfelt 'making-of'?

Oct 7:
15. Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) (1994)
Sorry, did you say
"Zombies?" I was distracted
By Anna Falchi

16. The Happening (2008)
A failure, but an
Intriguing failure. Still beats
Most Hollywood pap

17. Crazy Eights (2006)
Great cast, great score, and
A cool concept - so how did
This one go so wrong?

Oct 8:
18. The Child (1977)
Creepy little gem
Overlooked, but Something Weird
Saves the day once more!

19. Borderland (2007)
Fell asleep watching
This at After Dark. There's a

20. The House by the Cemetery (Quella villa accanto al cimitero) (1981)
Paging Doctor Freud
(-Stein!) Man, when Fulci was 'on,'
No one could touch him

21. The Young Ones - "Nasty" (1982) (Wildcard #2)
I now know how to
Approach a humpback bridge, thanks
To Alexei Sayle

Oct 9:
22. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Saw the remake first
And believe me, I'm deeply
Ashamed of that fact

23. Nightmare Man (2006)
There's Nothing Out There
Deserves an essay. This one
Just gets a haiku

Oct 10:
24. Whisper (2007)
The Item meets Doug
Clegg's The Nightmare Chronicles
Meets The Omen. Whew!

25. The Machine Girl (Kataude mashin gâru) (2008)
Good old-fashioned blood
And guts, just like Jackson and
Raimi used to make

26. The Signal (2007)
Yep, love conquers all
Even wild variations
In directors' styles

27. Them (Ils) (2006)
An alarm system
Would solve the problem, sure, but
Where's the fun in that?

Oct 11:
28. Miners Massacre (2003)
Creature hunts its stolen gold
No, not that creature

29. Masters of Horror: "Family" (2006)
Between this and King
Of the Ants
, George Wendt's carving
Quite a horror niche!

Oct 12:
30. Darkness (1993)
Fifteen years on, the
Enthusiasm of the
Filmmakers still shines

31. The Changeling (1980)
Putting the 'class' in
'Classic.' One of filmdom's best
Ghost stories, bar none

Oct 13:

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Attention --> There may be spoilers in my comments of the films

= first time viewing

Goal: 31
Total Watched: 56
Total First Time Viewings: 29
Commentaries: 22
Total Checklist: [35/71]

<dl>Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 <dt>1. Near Dark - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>Look everyone! It's half of the "Aliens" cast! The acting in this movie was excellent. Bill Paxton was amazing as the "crazy" vampire. It was quite a shock to see Adrian Pasdar (he plays Nathan on Heroes) in the movie. That was one of his first movie roles, and he did an excellent job. I didn't like the kid actor at all, he did not pull it off. The plot was interesting and good, except for the reverse-vampire transfusion element. There was absolutely no explanation of this at all and why it would work. That was the biggest disappointment of the whole movie. The freeze frame at the end was a bit cheesy. Scare Factor: 2/10</dd> <dt>2. Wishmaster - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>I'm not sure why I thought this movie was going to be cheesy. The production value is much better than I expected. The special effects are pretty damned good. I really like the Djinn story. It reminded me of the X-Files episode where all of the wishes that people wish for from the Djinn always have a twist to them that almost always backfire. Andrew Divoff was amazing as Nathanial/The Djinn. He was absolutely perfect for the role. Scare Factor 3/10</dd></dl><dl>Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 <dt>3. Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>I wasn't expecting much for the sequel, but it was definitely entertaining. Andrew Divoff reprises his role as Nathaniel/The Djinn in this movie and doesn't lose a beat. They really kept with the story from the first movie, which was a welcome surprise. The 1001 souls idea was a bit different from the first movie, but it did add a new element. Once again, the special effects were pretty good. Scare Factor: 3/10</dd> <dt>4. Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell - [DVD] - 4/10 </dt> <dd>Ok. Here's the dropoff. The acting has taken a big hit. The professor and the Djinn (now played by two different actors) were definitely above par and I did buy into their characters, but everyone else was pretty forgettable. The storyline of the fire gemstone being trapped in the statue has gone by the wayside, but curiously enough, at the beginning of the movie the opening has the statue from the first two movies. I didn't mind the change in the way the Djinn was defeated in this movie. If they would have done the "perfect last wish" ending again, it wouldn't have worked. I'm not saying the end story was better, but at least they tried. I didn't like that they got rid of the Djinn having to build souls before he went to the person who released him. Scare Factor 2/10</dd><dt>5. Resident Evil - [Blu-Ray] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>Very entertaining movie. I think I may have played the video game a couple times on the Playstation, so I was slightly familiar with the storyline (not that that makes any difference at all.) The British hologram girl as the Red Queen was a great plot point. It added something unique to the movie that could have been just strictly Zombie-action. I never saw the other two movies, they are next... Scare Factor: 3/10</dd></dl><dl>Friday, October 3rd, 2008 <dt>6. Resident Evil Apocalypse - [Blu-Ray] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>A decent follow-up to the first movie. The priest feeding people to his infected daughter was quite disturbing. Bringing back the max "character" as the mutant killing machine was a cool addition from the first movie. Scare Factor: 3/10</dd> <dt>7. Resident Evil: Extinction - [Blu-Ray] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>I tend to get a little bored by "end of the world" survival stories (notable exception: Mad Max 2.) At least there was some interesting stuff going on in the underground facility. I liked that they brought back the little British girl hologram idea from the first one. The beginning of the movie has the same opening as the first movie, I literally took the BD out of my PS3 and checked to see if I got the original movie instead of Extinction. lol. Scare Factor: 2/10</dd><dt>8. A Nightmare on Elm Street - [DVD] - 8.5/10 </dt> <dd>One...Two...Freddy's coming for you. I saw this movie over at a friends house when I was maybe 10 or 12 and it really freaked me out. I remember not being able to sleep at all that night. A true horror classic. As I'm sure many know, it was Johnny Depp's first movie. I don't really find this movie very scary anymore. I'm not quite sure why, I think it's just because I know what's going to happen. Whoa! Did anyone know that they are remaking this in 2010? Hmmm.... Scare Factor (2008): 3.5/10; Scare Factor (1988): 9.5/10</dd><dt>9. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge - [DVD] - 5.5/10 </dt> <dd>You know, it's really not all that bad of a sequel. It may have been because I could not keep my eyes off of the actress who played Lisa. Love those redheads! A few plot holes here and there. Like, why did Jesse even bother not going to sleep if Freddy could possess him at any time? Scare Factor: 2/10</dd></dl><dl>Saturday, October 4th, 2008 <dt>10. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>Wes Craven came back to be involved in this one. I think Patricia Arquette's performance in this was superb. Her scream is very distinct. The storyline of this one basically ignored part 2 and brought back the story (and a couple characters) from part one, which really helped. Giving a bit more of a back story on Freddy was also a key plot point. Scare Factor: 2/10</dd> <dt>11. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - [DVD] - 3.5/10 </dt> <dd>Oh my god, the opening theme song is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. Are we watching --insert 80's teen coming-of-age movie here--? Wow. They brought back 2 of the people from the last movie and promptly killed them off right away. The Kristen character was replaced by a different actress and she was killed off fairly early in the movie too. Kind of lame that they just killed off everyone so quickly so that the new girl could take over. They also seem to be getting away from the fact that your wounds that killed you in the nightmare show up in real life (except when convenient.) Ridiculous moment #2: The montage of Alice "preparing" to fight Freddy with mementos from her friends. I actually laughed out loud at that. Oh, and they bookend the movie equally terribly with either the same song or the same type of song at the end. I even heard some girl rapping during the credits. Good lord. Scare Factor 2/10</dd><dt>● Wishmaster (Commentary) - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>Excellent commentary. It's amazing what a close-knit group the horror movie people are. The director of this movie was involved in creature effects of at least one movie of every of the "major" horror franchises that I could think of.</dd></dl> <dl>Sunday, October 5th, 2008 <dt>12. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - [DVD] - 4/10 </dt> <dd>This movie continues a year or so after the last movie. I don't mind the Alice character, but her supporting cast was weak. Some pretty cheesy moments in this movie, especially with the weird Freddy baby and the Alice baby scene. It's never a good idea to do creature effects of babies. Just weird, unrealistic, and annoying. Scare Factor: 2/10</dd><dt>13. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare - [DVD] - 2/10 </dt> <dd>Oh what a turd of a movie. Once again, it starts off with a horrible horrible song to open the movie. These are supposed to be horror films, my god. The story was truly terrible and the 3D glasses plot point was ridiculous. Awful. Simply awful. Scare Factor: 1/10</dd><dt>● Resident Evil (Visual Effects Commentary) - [DVD] - 8/10 </dt> <dd>The director and visual effects supervisor are on this track. A really in-depth track strictly focusing on the visual aspects. The best part was when there was a lull in the visual effects, the director would ask the visual effects supervisor about his other movies like Close Encounters and Blade Runner. Good stuff all around.</dd><dt>14. Wes Craven's New Nightmare - [DVD] - 5/10 </dt> <dd>This is the only of the ANOES movies that I haven't seen. It was definitely better than #6, and I see where they were trying to go with the movie, but they just didn't pull it off. Some of the things were interesting, taking place in the "real world," but it's hard to pull off those types of movies. "The Stunt Man" comes to mind as one that was done just about as good as you can do it. It was cool to see some of the people behind the movie and the cameos, but I could have seen that in a documentary. Scare Factor: 2.5/10</dd></dl> <dl>Monday, October 6th, 2008 <dt>15. Night of the Living Dead - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>"They're dead, they're all messed up." I have seen this movie once before, and I can certainly appreciate the movie for what it was when it was made, but it is not really a movie I will watch many more times in the future. I'll probably listen to the Romero commentary more times than watching the movie.
I wish I was old enough to have watched this when it came out (or near when it came out) to perhaps appreciate it as a turning point in horror cinema (if not cinema itself.) I doubt there were many leading actors at that time who were black.
I think my favorite part of the movie is the zombie daughter eating the dads arm and then going and killing (stabbing like 15 times) the mom...the scream is great. Good stuff. Apparently she was full after all that arm eating, because mom wasn't touched. I know I get quite full after eating arm. Scare Factor: 1/10
</dd> </dl> <dl>Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 <dt>16. The Shining - [Blu-Ray] - 9/10 </dt> <dd>This movie is a masterpiece. The music and the cinematography are second to none. The acting is superb. Jack is amazing, as usual. I can't imagine Danny being any more perfect than he was. His subtle change in look from Danny/Tony was brilliant. It's hard to believe a little kid pulled that off so beautifully. Shelly Duvall is perfect in her role as Wendy. I was not a big fan of Scatman Crothers as Dick Hallorann. I thought his scene with Danny in the kitchen was great, but all of his other scenes felt a little forced. This is my favorite Kubrick movie.
This is probably the 4th time I've seen this movie. The first time was very very intense. Now, since I know what's going to happen, it doesn't impact me nearly as much, but there are definitely some spine-tingling moments.
The tagline for this movie is: "A Masterpiece of Modern Horror." I think they got that exactly right. Scare Factor: 8/10 (initial viewing); Scare Factor (now): 4/10
</dd><dt>● Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Cast Commentary) - [DVD] - 2/10 (Jovovich/Fehr); 8/10 (Guillory) </dt> <dd>Milla Jovovich is once again terribly annoying. At least her counterpart, Oded Fehr wasn't quite as annoying. There was also a really good commentary, recorded separately, of Sienna Guillory intercut into the commentary with Jovovich and Fehr. I wish they would have had her as the main commentary, her comments were insightful, smart, and well spoken. I noticed something that I have heard in another commentary before, where Sienna said something and they intercut a Jovovich laugh after something she said. Why do they do that, do they really think we're that stupid that we think they are all together? C'mon.</dd></dl> <dl>Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 <dt>● Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Director/Producer Commentary) - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>A decent commentary track. There was a lot of insight into the production of the movie and plenty of behind-the-scenes tidbits.</dd></dl><dl>Thursday, October 9th, 2008 <dt>17. The Shining: Mini Series - [DVD] - 5/10 </dt> <dd>It was probably a real bad idea to watch it right after I watched the movie because it is really nowhere near the quality of the movie. I know I should try to be objective and view it on its own for what it is, but that was about impossible.
There were quite a few differences in the mini series, which, I'm sure, were more in-line with the book. The ideas were interesting, but they didn't really pull them off as well as they could have. I really like Steven Weber, but I will always see him as Michael Hackett from Wings, so even his psychotic episodes didn't feel real to me. Once again, unfair to stereotype him as actor, but I couldn't get over it.
I didn't really like the croquet mallet as the weapon (The axe was much more scary in the movie.) One thing I did like was how Tony was really a future version of Danny, that was excellent. As for the hedge creatures, I think the hedge maze worked so much better in the movie than the hedge creatures in the mini-series. Once again, it's not so much that I didn't like the idea of the hedge creatures, but it is so hard to pull off and have it look scary/realistic. It ended up quite cheesy in the mini-series. Scare Factor: 2/10 (note: there was one scene that did make me jump)
</dd></dl> <dl>Friday, October 10th, 2008 <dt>● Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Writer's Commentary) - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>Another solid Resident Evil commentary. This time it is the writers' commentary. One of the writers was actually the director of the first movie, so it was really more than just a commentary about the story. A lot of good information on not just this movie but the whole Resident Evil franchise in general.</dd> <dt>18. Dawn of the Dead (1978) - [DVD] - 6.5/10 </dt> <dd>This is the first time I have seen Dawn of the Dead. This is really a huge jump from Night of the Living Dead and they really did a good job, considering when the movie was made and, what I'm sure was, a fairly low budget. The music had that great cheesy 70's apocalyptic vibe to it. I thought the intercutting of the news programs and the background radio announcements was an excellent way of getting a lot of the exposition out of the way without the main characters have to say it all. The scientist with the eyepatch (and glasses) was priceless. There really aren't enough characters with eyepatches in non-pirate movies nowadays. The scene with the zombie getting the top of his head cut off by the helicopter was classic. I also liked the montage of the stocking of firearms and getting prepared to clear out the mall of the zombies. One thing that might have been inadvertently funny was when one of the bikers put his arm in the blood pressure machine. In the movie, it looked like he thought "hey, now is a good time to check my blood pressure, I'm not going to worry about the 50 zombies coming to attack me." I found it really funny. Scare Factor: 2/10</dd> <dt>19. Videodrome - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>"Long live the new flesh!" This is the second time I have seen this movie, and I think I understand it a lot more than I did when I first saw it, but it is still a damned confusing movie. The effects were excellent for the time, I think the only one that wasn't pulled off well was the scene where the gun bonded with James Woods' hand. A lot of what I saw in Videodrome looked like a precursor to eXistenZ, which is probably my favorite Cronenberg movie I have seen. I can't wait to listen to the commentaries.</dd></dl> <dl>Saturday, October 11th, 2008 <dt>20. Maniac Cop - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>I was very pleasantly surprised with this movie! I thought it was going to be an ultra-cheesy 80's horror movie, but there was actually a decent plot and the acting was well done. Tom Atkins was great, and Bruce Campbell is great as always. I may have to check out the other two movies.</dd> <dt>21. Dawn of the Dead (2004) - [DVD] - 8/10 </dt> <dd>What a great movie. I am so glad that the only thing that was really carried over from the original was the shopping mall theme. This is really a stand-alone movie more than a re-make of the original. One of the things that really made this stand apart was that the zombies were now much quicker. That made the movie much more scary to me. One thing that really caught my eye was that they would throw the zombie bodies off the roof. When I watched the original version, I thought the SAME thing. I was wondering why they stuck them in the cooler when they could throw them off the roof. That was such a coincidence that they did that in this movie. I did notice most of the cameos, it's cool that some of the people from the original were in this one (albeit in much different roles, which is the way it should be.) I thought the lounge singer version of "Down with the Sickness" was interesting. At least they played the real version later in the movie. I really love the use of the Johnny Cash song "When the man comes around" near the end of the movie. It just fits perfectly over extreme violence for some reason. They did it on the season finale of season 1 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and it worked brilliantly there. Watching this makes me want to see 300 again (another Zach Snyder movie.) Scare Factor: 3.5/10.</dd> <dt>22. Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>Definitely better than #3. The acting was much better in this movie, and the themes and a lot of the scenes were much more, um how should I say it, "adult" in this movie. That definitely was a bonus for this picture. Once again they added something to the story in this one that was not in the other 3, which really helped the movie, made it stand out, and not just be a mindless sequel. Scare Factor: 1/10.</dd> <dt>● Wishmaster 3: (Commentary) - [DVD] - 6.5/10 </dt> <dd>Chris Angel does a pretty good commentary. The actors that were with him were ok at times, but overall didn't add a whole lot to the commentary. A pretty interesting look into the making of this movie and what a short schedule they had.</dd> </dl> <dl>Sunday, October 12th, 2008 <dt>23. Gremlins - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>Gremlins was one of those movies that I grew up with. I can't fathom how many times I watched this when I was a kid. I watched it so many times that I don't think I've seen Gremlins for 15 years. It was so much fun to watch this movie again. I had little pieces of the movie that really stuck out in my mind from when I was a kid and it was really interesting to watch it again after all this time. A lot of the things were just little minuscule things that weren't big plot points. There were so many things that used to creep me out back then, it wasn't really as scary this time around, but still probably the most fun/nostalgic movie I've watched so far in this challenge. For some reason I thought the main gremlin was "Spike," not "Stripe." How could I forget that? The creature effects are really top notch in this movie. They're actually better than in the second one, in some sense, because they didn't do any blue/green screen like they did in #2. I could go on and on about the memories that this brought up. Instead, let me just finish up by saying Pheobe Cates is so so lovely. Scare Factor: 2/10.</dd> <dt>24. Gremlins 2: The New Batch - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>I did enjoy this movie, and probably watched it more than Gremlins 2 when I was a kid. It was definitely not quite as scary as the first one, and they really went out of their way to try to make this more mainstream. The opening/closing with Daffy and Bugs was incredibly idiotic. Why did they do that? I vaguely remember there being some kind of preview cartoon before Gremlins 2... Maybe that was why? The whole Hulk Hogan movie theater thing was so so lame. Besides those extremely dumb moments, Gremlins 2 was a fun movie. They had quite the cast of actors here. I had no idea who Christopher Lee was last time I watched this, so it was cool to see him as the "mad scientist." John Glover is always good in whatever he does. He is the perfect Daniel Clamp. I did like the idea of the genetic changes that the Gremlins went though....except for the horrible horrible sex change Gremlin. I always thought that was terrible, and it makes me mad thinking about it. It is so dumb. In closing, it was really too bad that they went WAY overboard in making this movie campy and silly, it would have been nice to see something darker like the first one. Scare Factor: 1/10</dd> <dt>● Maniac Cop: (Commentary) - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>Great commentary. Bruce Campbell, the director, and I think the producer were on this track. This was an old commentary from the laserdisc. They had a great repor and had a lot of interesting and behind-the-scenes information about the movie.</dd> </dl> <dl>Monday, October 13th, 2008 <dt>25. Brotherhood of the Wolf - [DVD] - 8/10 </dt> <dd>What a great movie! I have seen this once a while ago, and I forgot how good it is. Mani is such an awesome and unique character in this movie. It was a different take on the "stranger from another land" idea that they have in some movies. I absolutely loved the cinematography. The fight/killing sequences were amazing. I especially LOVED the partial freeze-frame scenes when the girl falls into the pond and the beast attacks her. And how awesome was the chain razor bone sword at the end of the movie? Just so many unique things in this movie that made it very enjoyable. Scare Factor: 3/10</dd> </dl> <dl>Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 <dt>26. Day of the Dead - [DVD] - 3/10 </dt> <dd>I wanted to like this movie, but it just was a HUGE disappointment after Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. I was surprised to see it rated 6.9 on IMDB and a lot of love for this movie. The special effects were pretty unbelievable, but the plot, pacing, acting, and the sheer amount of ridiculous exposition was unbearable to me (and I don't even mind exposition.) The whole Bub thing was ridiculous, but not in a good way. I just couldn't stand it. I wanted to fast forward through those parts. The idea didn't seem to follow any of the logic that was set up in the first two movies and the positive reinforcement that was set up in the movie for his behavior seemed to go against that logic. If his positive reinforcement was human flesh, why would he bother doing anything for the scientists if his primal instinct was to get flesh from any human anyways? How did he just happen to learn how to use these objects? If any Zombie can learn how to use those objects, they would have made it into the shopping mall in Dawn of the Dead in a couple of weeks. Ahh well, at least I have the commentaries to listen to! Scare Factor: 2.5/10</dd> <dt>● Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled (Commentary 1) - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>Another solid commentary with Chris Angel and the two main male actors. I kind of felt like the actors were trying too hard to tell interesting stuff in the commentary, but for the most part Chris Angel did most of the talking and provided a lot of good information about the movie.</dd></dl><dl>Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 <dt>27. Shaun of the Dead - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>I thought this was going to be a complete parody of the "of the Dead" movies, but it really was it's own movie, but with some laugh-out-loud hilarious moments. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Simon Pegg has been on Conan twice now, and he's always great on there, but I've never seen him in a movie even though I own this movie, Hot Fuzz, and Spaced. I will be watching those in the near future. Scare Factor: 2/10</dd> </dl><dl>Thursday, October 16th, 2008 <dt>● Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled (Commentary 2) - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>This time it was Chris Angel and John Novak (the Djinn). John Novak was quite annoying at times, but he would add a tidbit here and there. Chris Angel did a good job of not re-hashing anything he did in the other commentary. This commentary was supposed to include the main character, but she couldn't make it. It would have been better with her.</dd> </dl> <dl>Friday, October 17th, 2008 <dt>● Videodrome (Director/Cinematographer Commentary ) - [DVD] - 8/10 </dt> <dd>I am a big fan of Cronenberg commentaries. He really goes into a lot of details into the making of the movie and his though process of making the movie. The Cinematographer commentary was a separate track, but it was intercut perfectly with Cronenberg. A lot of interesting information from him too.</dd> <dt>28. "Manos" The Hands of Fate - [DVD] - 0/10 </dt> <dd>See the 31 movies post here Scare Factor -29/10</dd><dt>29. The Exorcist - [DVD] - 8.5/10 </dt> <dd>I viewed "The Version You've Never Seen Before" version of the movie. I had seen the VHS version (I'm assuming it was the theatrical version) about 10 years ago.
It was a little hard to remember what was new. IMDB helped me out a bit on that. The most obvious change was the ending. I really didn't like the ending on this version, I thought the theatrical ending was much better. The whole idea about the detective asking if they wanted to go to the movies was very odd and to end the movie on that note was pretty lame.
As for the movie, in general, it is really a classic. In general, if I have seen a movie before, it becomes much less scary the subsequent times I see the movie. That was the case for The Exorcist. It definitely had me on the edge of my seat during the movie, but it would have been so awesome to view this in the theater when it first came out. The acting was great. Linda Blair was truly fantastic. Scare Factor 4/10
</dd><dt>30. The Silence of the Lambs - [DVD] - 10/10 </dt> <dd>One of my absolute favorite movies of all time. I can't think of one flaw in the entire movie. I know it's more of a thriller than a horror movie, but the scene in Buffalo Bill's basement always scares me and I hadn't seen this movie for a couple years. This movie deservedly so swept the "big-5" academy awards in '92. Scare Factor 4.5/10</dd></dl> <dl>Saturday, October 18th, 2008 <dt>● Videodrome (James Woods/Deborah Harry Commentary) - [DVD] - 9/10 </dt> <dd>Wow. James Woods is excellent in this commentary. He is a really smart guy and had a great mix of talking about the making of the movie, but really went into the philosophy and meaning of the movie....even more than Cronenberg did. Deborah Harry's commentary was intercut and they did an excellent job of putting her in where she had some good comments, but it was definitely dominated by Woods. I will have to see if he has any other commentary tracks out there.</dd> <dt>31. Scream Bloody Murder (aka Claw of Terror) - [YouTube] - 2/10 </dt> <dd>This movie was bad, but not Manos bad. I actually though the main character was a pretty creepy guy. I'm kind of with Mister Peepers in the fact that it was in intriguing start to the movie, in a weird-cheesy sort of way. Why would they rename the movie "Scream Bloody Murder"? How could they not go with "Claw of Terror"?? "Scream Bloody Murder" is such a lame/generic title for a movie and doesn't distinguish it at all.
I think this quote sums up the movie:
"I get groceries, and clothes, and art stuff, and kill people and do you appreciate it? NO! N-O!" Scare Factor 2/10.
</dd><dt>32. Hannibal - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>Such a let down after Silence of the Lambs. The acting is decent, but the story just couldn't come anywhere near Silence. This is my least favorite of Manhunter, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. I haven't seen Hannibal Rising yet. </dd><dt>33. Stir of Echoes - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>I've always liked this movie. It was so creepy and fairly unique take on the seeing dead people theme. One thing that always makes me mad is how they didn't expand on the whole idea of the groups of people who have this gift. This movie could have been one of the all time greats if they would have done more with that plot point. Scare Factor: 5/10 (broken fingernails and pulling teeth out are so uncomfortable to me.</dd></dl><dl>Sunday, October 19th, 2008 <dt>34. Pitch Black - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>I haven't seen this movie for so long, I didn't really remember it at all. Not quite as scary this time, but definitely intense. Vin Diesel in one of his finer moments. I love the part where the guy breathes fire and the creatures are all around him. That was a vivid image from the movie. Scare Factor: 3/10.</dd> <dt>35. Creepshow - [DVD] - 4/10 </dt> <dd>The Ted Danson/Leslie Nielsen section of this movie was the best part. As much as Leslie Nielsen has become more of a comedic character, he really does play a creepy psycho-type guy. The Stephen King section was absolutely horrible. If I ever watch this movie again, I will be skipping this whole part. Just terrible. The old EC comic type presentations were interesting, but ultimately cheesy.</dd> <dt>● A Nightmare on Elm Street (Commentary) - [DVD] - 4/10 </dt> <dd>This one just didn't work. There were too many people in this commentary. John Saxon didn't hardly say anything, and there was a lot of "oh, remember that" type of comments.</dd> </dl> <dl>Monday, October 20th, 2008 <dt>36. Cemetery Man - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>Wow. This one was pretty weird. I'm still not sure what to say about this movie. This movie was made in Italy, I think, but with Rupert Everett as the main character, and everyone speaking in English, so it was just a little bizarre. To be honest, I'm just kind of at a loss for words. I wish there was a commentary on this movie, I'll have to ready more about it.</dd> <dt>37. John Carpenter's The Fog - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>I'm not sure what I was expecting. Somehow I knew NOTHING about this movie at all. I didn't even know the story. Pretty amazing for a *fairly* famous movie that is almost 30 years old. Definitely an interesting story, but not nearly as good as some of his other movies.</dd> <dt>● Wes Craven's A New Nightmare (Commentary) - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>Great commentary. I wasn't expecting much because of the only other Wes Craven commentary I listened to which was A Nightmare on Elm Street. Wes definitely needs to go solo with his commentaries. A lot of great insight and behind the scenes information. I kind of wish he would have gone a little bit more about the other movies, but I suppose that could be more documentary material.</dd> </dl><dl>Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 <dt>38. Within the Woods (Wildcard #1) - [PC] - ?/10 </dt> <dd>Worst transfer ever. I can't make any comments on this short because I couldn't see anything.</dd> <dt>39. Evil Dead - [DVD] - 8.5/10 </dt> <dd>This movie still creeps me out. One of the only ones that does after subsequent viewings. I have seen this now three times, and it is just really well done for when it was made and I'm sure the minuscule budget. The effects were really well done (again for the budget.) The one thing that I didn't like was Linda's makeup after she was possessed. I thought the make-up on everyone else was great when they were possessed, but for Linda it was like a bit of white clown makeup. Scare Factor 5/10.</dd> <dt>● Stir of Echoes (Director Commentary) - [DVD] - 8/10 </dt> <dd>This is the first commentary I've ever listened to where the person doing the commentary talked and articulated himself exactly like myself. It was a little disconcerting. David Koepp was really good in this commentary. Kevin Bacon really added a lot to this movie from his experience as an actor. Koepp doesn't shy away from pointing out the flaws in the movie or pointing out anything he think he did wrong.</dd> </dl><dl>Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 <dt>40. Evil Dead II - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>The production value was a lot higher here. I loved the blend of new/old back-story at the beginning. I thought the plot was a little more detailed and it was definitely a right call to update the back story a little bit. I was really disappointed in the stop motion animation, they shouldn't have gone there. The dancing Linda at the beginning was almost laughable. They dwelled too long on the Linda head scene, they could have cut that back a lot and still made the whole chainsaw introduction work. Overall, a great sequel to the original.</dd> <dt>● Gremlins (Crew Commentary) - [DVD] - 8/10 </dt> <dd>Everyone on this commentary contributed to a lot if interesting information about this movie. Joe Dante did a great job as the glue between other peoples comments. Most of the talk was about the Gremlins themselves and they had the creature effects supervisor on this track and it was really interesting to hear about what they were doing with the Gremlins in each scene.</dd> </dl> <dl>Thursday, October 22nd, 2008 <dt>41. End of Days - [HD DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>You know. I really like this movie. I thought Arnold was great as a tortured soul character. He was more real than his other roles around this time and I really enjoyed listening to him swear and other things that he typically doesn't do. Religious thriller/horror movies are one of my favorite sub-genres and this one was no exception. Gabriel Byrne is brilliant in most everything he does, and there was no let down here. As for casting, I thought it was great except I really did not enjoy Kevin Pollack at all. Normally I don't mind him, but I just felt like he was a weak point. I'm not sure if it was casting, the character, or what.</dd> <dt>● Gremlins (Cast Commentary) - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>Zach Galligan and Joe Dante are great in this commentary. Zach tells a lot about the movie and the processes that went into not only the making of the movie, but the casting, etc... Pheobe Cates and Dick Miller hardly said anything, which was probably a good thing. Howie Mandel was also on this track and had some hilarious comments. There was one moment, abut 1/4 of the way through the movie where Dick Miller says to Howie Mandel that he didn't know that Mandel was in the movie and Mandel says that he was the voice of Gizmo and it was nice to meet him and great working with him.</dd> </dl><dl>Friday, October 24th, 2008 <dt>42. The Frighteners - [HD DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>Wow. Excellent movie. Somehow, I had never even heard of this movie until about 5 years ago when it first came out on DVD. The special effects were fantastic. The story was intriguing and kept me hooked through the whole movie, especially the ending.</dd> <dt>● Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Commentary) - [DVD] - 6/10 </dt> <dd>Zach Galligan was the only actor holdover from the first commentary (thank goodness.) Once again Joe Dante and Galligan are pretty interesting and a lot of information about the origins of the movie and what Dante was going for.</dd> <dt>43. House - [DVD] - 6.5/10 </dt> <dd>Well done William Katt, bravo! From now on I will not just think of you as "The guy from Greatest American Hero." George Wendt is great as the neighbor. Some odd musical cues in the movie, but an enjoyable experience overall.</dd><dt>44. House II: The Second Story - [DVD] - 2/10 </dt> <dd>They really should have called this "House II: The Turd." What a terrible movie. It had nothing to do with the original. There is one, and only one, reason I could ever see someone watching this movie, and it is a really good bit role for John Ratzenberger (wow, I spelled that right on the first try.) This line cracked me up: "There it is. Looks like you've got some kind of alternate universe in there or something." </dd></dl></dl><dl>Saturday, October 25th, 2008 <dt>45. The People Under the Stairs - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>This movie has always been a favorite of mine. Everett McGill and Wendy Robie are *perfect* in their roles in this movie. They are creepy and disturbing. The whole idea is very unique and just hooks you from the first minute they get near the house. My only knock is that the ending is a bit weak and silly.</dd><dt>46. Phantasm - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>I thought this movie was very well done for 1979 and a small budget. The Tall Man is a great, creepy character. I love the yellow blood, the sphere, the dwarfs, and the reveal of the alternate universe. Although I did enjoy the movie, there were a few things that just didn't click for me. The first thing is the few scenes with the guitar playing, extremely lame. The second is Reggie as the ice cream truck guy. It was just too weird. I couldn't actually view Reggie as a character I was invested in. I do want to note that I really enjoy his character in II and II (haven't watched IV yet.) The last thing was that I didn't like Michael Baldwin. It wasn't his acting, it was the fact that he looked just like Nancy Walls, and it was really disconcerting to me. The ending was confusing for me at first, but everything is clearer to me now.</dd><dt>47. Army of Darkness - [DVD] - 5/10 </dt> <dd>My least favorite of the Evil Dead Trilogy. I think going "big budget" for this picture was a big mistake. Some of the best lines of the series are in this movie, but the special effects were pretty lame. If they would have scaled back and used that money to make the effects more believable, it would have been a much better movie.</dd><dt>48. Phantasm II - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>I've seen I, II, and III now, and this is my favorite. I keep reading that one thing people don't like about this movie is that they don't have Michael Baldwin return. I was actually glad about this (see my comments on the first one.) I know this was more action oriented, but there was enough sci-fi/horror/mystery to keep me in the Phantasm state-of-mind. "Killing" The Tall Man with the injection of the embalming fluid mixed with Hydrochloric Acid was awesome, I love that part. I can't remember if it was in II or III, but the pink hearse flipping scene was incredible. One of the best car stunts I have seen.</dd><dt>49. Phantasm III - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>Phantasm III has the return of Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury (Jody.) I really liked the idea that Jody was one of the orb entities that "crossed over." I was a little disappointed that the Liz character was killed off at the beginning of the movie. I think they could have integrated her into the sequel, but I'm sure there were reasons to kill her. Once again, the Reggie character is great. I really really hated the Rocky character. It was like some horrible Grace Jones clone. This movie was made in '94, not '84. C'mon. They have really upped the sphere count and the special effects were really cool with the spheres in this movie. I love the gold sphere. Extra creepy.</dd><dt>50. Misery - [DVD] - 9.5/10 </dt> <dd>Truly one of my favorite movies of all time. The casting and acting in this movie were absolutely perfect. Kathy Bates portrayal of Annie is so creepy and disturbing, but not at all over-the-top. The ankle scene is one of the only scenes in any movie that I watch where I almost can't watch. Extremely disturbing. The perfect part was how they showed her hitting the first ankle, but don't show the second one. Brilliant.</dd></dl><dl>Saturday, October 26th, 2008 <dt>51. Phantasm IV: Oblivion - [DVD] - 5/10 </dt> <dd>Hmm.... This was a real disappointment compared to the other three. Perhaps I didn't get it or something. The part when they went back and met The Tall Man for the first time and he was asking them questions was awesome, then they never did anything with that. Ughh. The ending... what was that? I hope they make a fifth installment so there is more resolution.</dd><dt>● Shaun of the Dead (Commentary) - [DVD] - 7/10 </dt> <dd>There is certainly no lack discussion in this commentary! I don't think there's more than a second of dead time in the whole thing. Pretty informative.</dd> <dt>52. Pit and the Pendulum - [HDNet Movies] - ?/10 </dt> <dd>I truly don't know how to rank this. More in the 31 Films subthread</dd></dl><dl>Monday, October 27th, 2008 <dt>53. Tales of Terror - [HDNet Movies] - ?/10 </dt> <dd>Another Roger Corman picture in nearly the same style as Pit and the Pendulum. Not storywise, but filmmaking wise. I think I understand these pictures a little better now. This was also written by Richard Matheson (after the Poe stories.) I liked it. Not scary at all, but interesting and a new experience from me.</dd><dt>● Phantasm (Commentary) - [DVD] - 5/10 </dt> <dd>I had high hopes of this commentary, but it was a little disappointing. To be honest, I think they should have just had Coscarelli do the commentary. The quips provided by the actors felt forced and came out at odd times. In addition, everyone was in a well (Jim Gaffigan joke, anyone?) except Angus Scrimm sounded like he was in a different room.</dd></dl> <dl>Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 <dt>54. Joy Ride - [DVD] - 7.5/10 </dt> <dd>This is the first movie that I have seen Leelee Sobieski in, and what can I say? Oh my god, she is gorgeous. This definitely added to my enjoyment of this movie. Overall, pretty intense, I was on the edge of my seat the whole movie. The first thing I noticed was J.J. Abrams was one of the writers.</dd><dt>● The Evil Dead (Director/Producer Commentary) - [DVD] - 4/10 </dt> <dd>Sam Raimi had a few things to say, but there was no flow. I don't think Raimi had seen the movie in a while or something.</dd></dl><dl>Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 <dt>55. Splinter - [HDNet Movies] - 4/10 </dt> <dd>Just ehhh for me on this one. I had no idea what it was about or anything (by choice.) They certainly tried. I really am not a fan of the flash-cut or "flicker-cut" (I don't know the official name) style. Give me a little flow, I don't mind edits, but not this flicker stuff. It definitely has a pseudo-"The Thing" premise that just doesn't work for me. I think the main character was miscast, although I did like the fugitive guy. The best line of the movie: "Don't worry, we're cutting your arm off!"</dd><dt>● The Evil Dead (Bruce Campbell Commentary) - [DVD] - 10/10 </dt> <dd>One of the best commentaries I have ever listened to. Bruce Campbell has a genuine love of these movies. He knew every little detail about the making of the movie, and was able to add humor into the commentary. Fantastic.</dd></dl></dl><dl>Thursday, October 30th, 2008 <dt>56. My Name is Earl - Little Bad Voodoo Brother (Wildcard #2) - [NBC HD] - 5/10 </dt> <dd>I am an Earl fan, but this one wasn't really that good. They kind of went out of their element in this show with the voodoo kid. I just hated that plot point of the show. I think they could have done a much different story and still kept it Halloween centric. Always a few laughs, but I'll be happy for the normal format to return.</dd></dl><dl>Friday, October 31st, 2008<dt>● Evil Dead II (Commentary) - [DVD] - 9/10 </dt> <dd>Another good commentary involving Bruce Campbell. I can't decide if I like him with the other people involved with the movie or him solo. One of the co-writers was on this track and he simply a whiny bitch.</dd></dl></dl>
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -

-X- 1960 - Night of the Living Dead
-X- 1970 - Dawn of the Dead
-X- 1980 - Near Dark
-X- 1990 - Wishmaster
-X- 2000 - Wishmaster 3 Beyond the Gates of Hell

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) -
--- G -

-X- PG - Gremlins
-X- PG-13 - Gremlins2: The New Batch
-X- R - Near Dark
--- NC-17 -
--- X -

-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Night of the Living Dead

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -

-X- Vincent Price - Pit and the Pendulum
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -

-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- Bruce Campbell - Maniac Cop

-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - John Carpenter's The Fog

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - Brotherhood of the Wolf (French)
--- Second language -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Near Dark
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Werewolf - Brotherhood of the Wolf
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -

-X- Ghost/haunting - The Frighteners
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Wishmaster
-X- Zombie - Resident Evil
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Maniac Cop
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Brotherhood of the Wolf
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -

-X- Spoof/comedy - Shaun of the Dead
-X- Revenge - A Nightmare on Elm Street
--- Killer/evil doll -
-X- Killer/evil animal - Gremlins
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -

-X- film and its remake - Dawn of the Dead (1978) / Dawn of the Dead (2004)
-X- based on a video game - Resident Evil
-X- based on a novel - The Shining
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award - The Exorcist
--- silent film -
-X- Criterion version film - Videodrome
-X- with commentary - Wishmaster
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Wishmaster, Wishmaster 2, Wishmaster 3
-X- anthology film - Creepshow
-X- takes place on a holiday - Gremlins (Christmas)
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -

-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

Miscellaneous Statistics

Thanks to Mondo Kane for the following ideas:
Dead Bodies: 648
Exploding Bodies: 5
Breasts: 65
Nightmare Sequences: 42
Shit-my-pants moments: 6
Dead Animals: 48
Decapitations: 12
Face Removals: 6
Vampire Bites: 3
Crotch Neck-Breaks: 1
Dogs Peeing Fire: 1
Projectile Vomiting: 4
Eliminations from existence: 1
Snake People 1
Tumbleweeds: 2
"Hey! It's that guy" moments: 18
Freeze Frames: 4

Total Time Watched: 3 Days, 19 Hours, and 59 Minutes
Average Time Watched Per Day: 2 Hours and 58 Minutes

● My Halloween costume this year: Chas Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums
● Favorite first time viewing: Dawn of the Dead (2004)
● Worst movie first time viewing: House II: The Second Story
● Biggest Disappointment: Day of the Dead
● Biggest Surprise: Maniac Cop
● WTF did I just watch?: Claw of Terror
● Should have watched: The X-Files - "Home"


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October 1st

1. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
2. Nosferatu (1922)
3.Theater of Blood (1973)
4. Cemetary Man (1993)
5. Creeping Flesh (1972)

October 2nd

6. Cube (1997)
7. Phantasm (1979)
8. The Haunted Palace (1963)
9. Lisa and the Devil (1976)

October 3rd

10. Suspiria (1977)
11. Altered States (1980)
12. Baron Blood (1972)

October 4th

13. The Wicker Man (1973)
14. Deep Red (1975)
15. Tenebre (1975)
16. The Fly (1958) *
17. El Espejo de la Bruja (1960)
18. Return of the Fly (1959) *

October 5th

19. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
20. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
21. Day of the Dead (1985)
22. Land of the Dead (2005)
23. The Crazies (1973)
24. Rabid (1977)
25. The Curse of the Fly (1965) *

October 6th

26. Cloverfield (2008)
27. House (1985) *
28. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) Wild Card *
29. Le Chaudron Infernal (1903) Wild Card *
30. Frankenstein (1910) Wild Card *
31. City of the Dead (1960)

October 7th

32. Cat People (1943)
33. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
34. Gojira (1954)
35. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)

October 8th

36. The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
37. Cry of the Banshee (1970)
38. I Am Legend (2007)
39. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
40. Eraserhead (1977)
41. Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
42. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

October 9th

43. Witchfinder General (1968)
44. Phantasm II (1988)
45. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
46. Frankenstein (1931)
47. I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

October 10th

48. The Body Snatcher (1945)
49. Black Sunday (1960)
50. Black Sabbath (1963)

October 11th

51. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
52. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
53. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
54. Dracula (1931)
55. Isle of the Dead (1945)
56. Resident Evil (2002)

October 12th
57. Bedlam (1946)
58. Hellboy (2004)
59. Burnt Offerings (1976)
60. The Raven (1963)

October 13th
61. Predator (1987)
62. Kill Baby Kill (1966)
63. The Ghost Ship (1943)
64. The Leopard Man (1943)
65. Alien (1979)

October 14th
66. Doctor of Doom (1962) *
67. Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964) *

October 15th
68. The Mist (2007) *
69. Female Vampire (1973)
70. Inferno (1980) *
71. The Curse of the Crying Woman (1961)

October 16th
72. Who Can Kill a Child? (1976) *
73. The Wizard of Gore (1970)
74. Axe (1977) *

October 17th
75. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) *
76. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) *
77. The Gorgon (1964) *
78. Scream of Fear (1961) *

October 18th
79. Rodan (1956) *
80. War of the Gargantuas (1966) *
81. The Legend of Hell House (1973)
82. The Mummy (1999)
83. The Blood Spattered Bride (1971)*
84. The Evil Dead (1981)
85. A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1971)*

October 19th
86. Jess Franco's Count Dracula (1970)*
87. Tremors (1989)
88. Tremors 2: Aftershock (1996)
89. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
90. The Gore Gore Girls (1972)*

October 20th
91. Shivers (1975)
92. Sting of Death (1966)*
93. Scarecrows (1988)

October 21st
94. The Burning (1981)
95. Scars of Dracula (1970)
96. Dead Ringers (1988)

October 22nd
97. Re-Animator (1985)
98. Black Cat (1941)
99. Man Made Monster (1941)
100. Horror Island (1941)
101. Misteries de Ultratumba (1958)

October 23rd
102. From Beyond (1986)
103. Demons (1985)
104. Night Monster (1942)
105. Captive Wild Woman (1943)

October 24th
106. Dragonwyck (1946)*
107. Matango (1963)*
108. Chandu the Magician (1932)*

October 25th
109. Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)*
110. The Exorcist (1973)
111. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
112. Freaks (1932)
113. It's Alive (1973)
114. The Fog (1979)

October 26th
115. Evil Dead II (1987)
116. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
117. Dead Alive (1992)
118. Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness (1992)

October 27th
119. Dracula (Spanish version) (1931)*

October 28th
120. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

October 29th
121. In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

October 30th
122. Son of Frankenstein (1939)*

October 31st
123. Halloween (1978)

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1. Baby Blues - 85 min. - Directed by: Lars E. Jacobson and Amardeep Kaleka. Netflix. DVD - There are some places filmmakers should not go, and this is definitely one of 'em. Basically about a mother, played brilliantly by Colleen Porch, who gets a "vision from god" and decides to go all Jack Torrence by killing her infant son and three kids. It's "The Shining" meets "Inside". Yeah. A MUST RECOMMEND. But be warned, if violence against kids "isn't your bag" stay far, far away. 5 Here's Mommy!'s out of 5.

2. Event Horizon - 96 min. - Directed by: Paul Anderson. Netflix. ShoHD - Very good horror flick set on a space station, which stars Sam Neill, the mom from Nip/Tuck and the gap between Laurence Fishburne's teeth. Hey, I know what you're thinkin'. It's Paul Anderson, there's no way he made a good movie. Well, he did. Way back when. Recommended. 3.5 "Wait! Haven't I seen this before?" moments out of 5.

3. Severance - 96 min. - Directed by: Christopher Smith. Netflix. DVD - I almost forgot how fun this flick is. Equally balances Horror and Comedy. Excellent follow-up to "Creep" from Christopher Smith. 4 "G'damn Laura Harris is hot in this!"'s out of 5.


4. Creature from the Black Lagoon - 80 min. - Directed by: Jack Arnold. Netflix. MaxHD - Ah, still one of my favorite of the Universal monsters. Looked alot better than I was expecting in HD, too. A must see for fans of horror, oh hell, you're probably going to watch it this month anyway..4.5 "Where the hell is Aquaman when you need him?"'s out of 5.

5. Plan 9 from Outer Space - 79 min. - Directed by: Edward D. Wood Jr. Netflix. TCM - I was expecting to wait to watch this at the end of the month, like I usually do, but decided to record it on TCM instead of digging out my DVD.. I know it's TECHNICALLY not horror, but I can care less about your categorization. It has Zombies. 'Nuff said. I don't care if they're holding a cape over their mouth or not. 5 "at least it had to be better than Plan 6. Now THAT sucked!" out of 5.

6. Naboer ("Next Door") - 75 min. - Directed by: Pål Sletaune. Netflix. DVD - I needed something fairly short to fit in before the clusterfuck of programming on Thursday night, so I put in this little Norwegian film. Very David Lynchian in nature, with truly one of the most unintentionally funny sex scenes in film history. Well, most might find it disturbing, I found it funny. Hey, that chick is hot, even when she had his nose-blood rubbed all over her tits. 3.5 "How did they get away with that?"'s out of 5.


7. Right at Your Door - 96 min. - Directed by: Chris Gorak. Netflix. SundanceHD - Very enjoyable small budget flick which was a little tampered by the Mist-esque scooby doo ending. Otherwise, I liked it. 3.5 "The second best use of duct tape after kidnapping."out of 5.

8. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein - 83 min. - Directed by: Charles Barton. Netflix. MaxHD - What can possibly be said about this that most people don't already know. It's Abbott and Costello. One of the best Horror/Comedies ever made and worthy of a spot on everybody's list. 5 "Fine, I'll take Mary off your hands for ya"'s out of 5.

9. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane - 90 min. - Directed by: Jonathan Levine. Netflix. DVD - Better than usual slasher flick with and innovative kill or two. And dayum, Amber Heard is a piece. One thing though, all the dudes in this are a buncha dorks, so they wouldn't be able bang a chick like Mandy, anyway. Anyway, pretty good. 3 "I'd hit that!"'s out of 5.

10. Sheitan ("Satan") - 94 min. - Directed by: Kim Chapiron. Netflix. DVD - This film is ALL Vincent Cassell. His performance here completely makes me forget how big a tool he looked dancing around in the Ocean flick. Again, the guys are all a buncha nerds, but that's to be expected. Another awesome French flick that gets a high recommendation from me. If for nothing else Cassell's performance. 4.5 "That motherfucker is ca-ray-zeeeee!"'s out of 5.


11. Hatchet - 93 min. - Directed by: Adam Green. Netflix. DVD - Kinda cliched but felt that's kinda where they were headed. Gore was nice. The parade of Horror "icons" gets annoying after the first 24 movies. Nothing more I can really say. Oh, funniest thing in forever: DVD extra entitled "Meeting Victor Crowley" for those who have seen know exactly what I mean. 3.5 "Woohoo! I get to see Harmony's boobs!!"'s out of 5.

12. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 83 min. - Directed by: Tobe Hooper. Netflix. DVD - Well, there really isn't anything I need to say to justify giving this a view, the next few films.. maybe. This is constant viewing for me, this "challenge" just gives me a better excuse. 5 "HA! That's what you get Franklin, you annoying prick!" out of 5.

13. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait - 64 min. - Directed by: Brad Shelley. DVD - Eh, nothing special. Lots of stuff gets repeated. Yep, it was hot. Ok, next. Half the thing is blurred and too much of Gunnar complaining that he will forever be remembered for being Leatherface. Trust me dude, there's much worse things a person can be remembered for. Case in point. 2 "Shoulda been a DVD extra, or something.."'s out of 5.

14. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - 100 min. - Directed by: Tobe Hooper. Netflix. DVD - In the 14 years since the first film, Dennis Hopper became pissed off, Letherface went on the Adkins diet and Chainsaw became one word. Eh, I've always been too hard on this film, but this time, I don't know if it just clicked with me or not, 'cause I enjoyed it more than I usually would. Well, it was funnier at least. Dennis Hopper is great as is Bill Moseley. 3 "CHAINSAW FIGHT!!!"'s out of 5.

15. Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III [unrated] - 85 min. - Directed by: Jeff Burr. Netflix. DVD - Again, as much as usually dislike these flicks maybe I'm just in a good mood, or hell, maybe it's because I'm finally watching them all in a row, but again.. more entertaining than I remember.. and hey, It's Viggo! 3 "The King, the King, the King is on fire, He don't need no water let the Numenorean burn, Burn Numenorean burn!"'s out of 5.


16. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation - 86 min. - Directed by: Kim Henkel. Netflix. DVD - Yeah, this one, I was takin' for the team. If I hadn't decided to watch all 6 flicks in a row, I never woulda even owned this. Anyway, McConaughey (sans bongos) is actually the only thing I enjoyed about it. Huh, who woulda thought? 1.5 "This film doesn't even deserve something funny here"'s out of 5.

17. Texas Chainsaw Massacre [remake] - 98 min. - Directed by: Marcus Nispel. Netflix. DVD - I haven't actually watched this since I bought the 2-disc the day it was released.. and now I remember why. G'damn, Jessica Biel is fine in this, but the rest of it, yeah, blows ass. 2 "What the hell was the point?"'s out of 5.


18. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning [unrated] - 96 min. - Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman. Netflix. DVD - I saw this in the theater, didn't care for it. Got the DVD on the cheap mainly for this challenge. Bleh. Still terrible. Good for gore, so the "Hostel" crowd will love it. Anyway, undeserving of the words "Chainsaw" and "Massacre" 1.5 "Jordana Brewster is cute, though"'s out of 5.

19. Das Komabrutale Duell - 85 min. - Directed by: Heiko Fipper. Netflix. DVD - Ok, the last 25 minutes of Dead Alive spread throughout 85 minutes. Yes. Maybe. MAYBE the goriest film ever made. 'Nuff said. Story: 0 "Story? We don't need to no stinkin' stories" out of 5. Gore: 5 "Yeah! b-o-yyyyyy!"'s out of 5. I apologize for I do not know how Flava Flav made it into my list.


20. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer - 85 min. - Directed by: Jon Knautz. Netflix. DVD - Very reminiscent of films like "Army of Darkness" and "Slither" (which are both awesome, btw) and other than the fact that the lead actor is really annoying this film follows suit. Robert England is competent in his role, but the chicks aren't that attractive. They don't show any boob, either. 3.5 "If you find a black heart buried in your front lawn: MOVE"'s out of 5.

WILDCARD* "Fantastic Flesh" - Starz documentary on Make-Up Effects. Eh, so-so. I guess I considered this a wildcard because even though they talk about Day of the Dead, The Thing and The Mist, they also talk about The Godfather and Dances with Wolves.

21. Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane - 89 min. - Directed by: Scott Thomas. Netflix. DVD - Pretty funny. I can picture the pitch meeting now. "OK, OK, It's Snakes on a Plane, but instead of snakes, ya listenin? OK, instead of snakes, Zombies. Yes, frickin' Zombies on a plane. Awesome, eh? Oh, and get this. Instead of Sam Fucking Jackson, we'll get Buddy Revell. Boom! Clean your pants and let's green light this like now!" 2 "Insert joke here"'s out of 5.


22. Intruder - 88 min. - Directed by: Scott Spiegel. Netflix. DVD - Awesome slasher flick that is forgotten when the greats are talked about. It has '80's style deaths, '80's hair, it stars Ted and Sam Raimi, has a cameo from Bruce Campbell and is one of the first gigs for KNB. A must see. 4 "I'm just crazy 'bout this store!"'s out of 5.

23. Wrestlemaniac - 75 min. - Directed by: Jesse Baget. Netflix. DVD - Yep. Killer Luche Libra. Buncha dorky guys and ugly chicks car breaks down in a "ghost town" where Rey Mysterio Sr. is killing people and ripping their faces off. This film is EXACTLY as it sounds. Interesting, but spectacular, but hey it's only 75 minutes long. 2 "Where's La Parka when you need him?"'s out of 5.

24. P2 - 98 min. - Directed by: Franck Khalfoun. Netflix. DVD - Better than I was expecting. It, of course, stars Wes Bentley (sans baggie) and Rachel Nichol's boobs. And truthfully, her boobs give an Oscar-nominating performance. It will bring a tear to your eye. The depth. The emotion. 3.5 "Oscar, are you listening?"'s out of 5.


25. Rosemary's Baby - 136 min. - Directed by: Roman Polanski. Netflix. MaxHD - OK, it's been so long since I've seen this, I figured I might as well DVR it and get it a skin. Still a terrific flick and Mia Farrow is just awesome here. Looked better than I expected in HD too, grainy as hell, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 4.5 "..and Husband of the Year goes to..."'s out of 5.

26. [●REC] - 78 min. - Directed by: Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró. Netflix. DVD - Alright I admit, this one was purely peer pressure. I figured hell, everyone else is watching it, I haven't seen it in a couple months, might as well watch it. Still a great flick. Not that interested in the remake, though. Plus, the trailer like, gives away the ending. Nerds. 4.5 "I can't be the only one who wanted to bone Manuela Velasco.."'s out of 5.

27. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead - 103 min. - Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman. Netflix. DVD - Without a doubt the best Troma flick since the original Toxic Avenger. I loved every second of this. I wish it was 3 hours longer. It had everything you'd ever want in a movie. Gore, lesbians, musical numbers about salad tossing, chicken zombies, you name it, it's here. A def. recommendation for every Troma fan. 4 "mm, I'll have a Cluckwork Orange please."'s out of 5.

28. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: The Blame - 72 min. - Directed by: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. Netflix. DVD - Yes, it has a message. Abortion, blah, blah. As a horror film though, It fails. It does nothing that could even keep me awake during the film, and it was barely over an hour long. The acting was competent enough, but the rest did nothing for me. 1 "Fetus meet Toilet"'s out of 5.

29. 6 Films to Keep You Awake: Spectre - 75 min. - Directed by: Mateo Gil. Netflix. DVD - While better than "The Blame", still nothing special. Honestly, it's more of a coming-of-age story than an actual Horror film. Plus, there's a supposed "twist" that doesn't actually twist. It just sits there, motionless. Plus, I was hoping for a movie with, um, a different Spectre. 2 "Wakey, wakey, hands off snakey!"'s out of 5.


30. Wicked Lake - 95 min. - Directed by: Zach Passero. Netflix. DVD - Completely unnecessary. Brings nothing to the table. Except of course 4 women spending most of the movie topless and making out. Which of course is fun, but I can see that for free on Spankwire. With better plots, too. Gore is almost non-existent, there is buckets of blood, though. 2 "Hello, ladies. I'm here to fix the plumbing.."'s out of 5.

31. Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds - 100 min. - Directed by: John Gulager. Netflix. DVD - I loved every second of it. This quite a fun little ride that I would recommend to anybody that is at least a moderate fan of the first flick. There's more. More of everything. More gore, More boobs, more various colored liquids. Now, bring on part 3. Plus, there's midget wrestling. I'm sold. 4 "Take that, you annoying ass baby!"'s out of 5.

32. The Shining - 146 min. - Directed by: Stanley Kubrick. Netflix. Blu-ray - Yeah, what can I really say about this, at this point? I figured since I had the Blu copy sitting on my shelf since it was released, and I still hadn't opened it, that it was time. I'm glad I did. The transfer was terrific, and seeing it in 16:9 was a revelation. 5 "somebody's gone carazzzy!"'s out of 5.


33. Bug - 102 min. - Directed by: William Friedkin. Netflix. DVD - The first time I saw this in the theater, I actually couldn't stop laughing. It was probably the drugs, but who knows. There's something about the "Super Mother Bug" bit that always made me smirk. This time, it hit me. This is a much better film than I gave it credit for. Kudos to you Mr. Friedkin. Oh, and Ashley Judd, still hot. 3.5 ""'s out of 5.

WILDCARD* "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Conversations with Dead People" - 42 min. - Probably my favorite episode of my favorite show (well, second favorite. "Angel" would later overtake it) of all time.

34. Resident Evil - 100 min. - Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson. Netflix. Blu-ray - Yeah, I don't know why I enjoy this film. It has three things in it I hate. Paul W.S. Anderson, Michelle Rodriguez and Milla Jovovich's voice. Finally got to open up my Blu, that I bought on release day. Damn, these things are taken forever. Anyway, the terrific transfer REALLY makes the fake CG look even worse than it did in Standard. Anyway, I still get to see Milla's nipples, so I'm happy. 3 "Somebody shut her up!"'s out of 5.


35. The Monster Squad - 82 min. - Directed by: Fred Dekker. Netflix. DVD - God, I used to love this film when I was a youngin. This got 24/7 marathons around my house, until the friggin' VHS tape started getting all fuzzy and snapped. It wasn't until many, many years later that I realized Lions Gate was putting out this awesome 2-discer. I must say, the film still holds up. There's a certain amount of cheese to it, but who cares? Oh, and for the un-initiated yes, the Wolfman does infact have nards. 4 "Rudy can kick Lucas Barton's Ass!"'s out of 5.

36. Pulse 2: Afterlife - 88 min. - Directed by: Joel Soisson. Netflix. DVD - Ok, OK. I admit I have no idea why I watched this. I hated the first Pulse (except for my future ex-wife), didn't even care for the original that much. The director only makes horrible sequels to movies that don't need them, and the story seemed pointless. So, yeah, I watched it. Now I wish I didn't. Oh, and another thing: John Gulager in his underwear. Ugh. Thank you, Bob and Harvey fucking Weinstein. .5 "I was so bored, I didn't even care when a boob popped up (or technically, out)"'s out of 5.

37. Cannibal - 90 min. - Directed by: Marion Dora. Netflix. DVD - I can usually sit through every type of film without feeling even the slightest amount of uncomfortableness. Yeah, that was true. Until I watched this. It actually took a few tries to finish it. This should be watched only to fill your quota of "castration" films. Oh, and the only thing worse than the film is the story it was based on: here. 3 "No, don't bite it. I beg of you don't.. ah damn, he bit it!"'s out of 5. DVDTalk.

38. Haute Tension ("High Tension") - 91 min. - Directed by: Alexandre Aja. Netflix. DVD - Still holds up. Awesome flick. Giannetto de Rossi does what he does best, unparalleled gore effects. I mean fuck, this guy has Zombie, The Beyond and Once Upon a Time in the West on his resume. The direction is terrific, from the pacing to the awesome Maniac-inspired restroom scene. A must see/love despite it's scooby-esque ending. 4 "How did her teeth get so white after all that blood?"'s out of 5.


39. Dance of the Dead - 95 min. - Directed by: Gregg Bishop. Netflix. DVD - I don't care what you think, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Yes, the guys are too dorky to even sniff the panties of the girls they're supposedly hooking up with, but it's all in fun. Plus, the cheerleader is pretty cute (and supposedly on an episode of One Tree Hill) and I think the one guy was in "The Signal".. but anyway, I enjoyed it. 3.5 "Nice helmet."'s out of 5.

40. Re-Animator - 86 min. - Directed by: Stuart Gordon. Netflix. DVD - A definite classic and one of my all time favorites. That's what I love about this "challenge", it's giving me an opportunity to go back and re-watch alot of flicks that, well, I've seen a shitload of times, but never lose that certain something that made me fall in love with it to begin with. Again, everything about this is classic. 5 "If someone were to make a film about David Gale's life, what would they call it? Here's a suggestion."'s out of 5.

41. Dard Divorce - 82 min. - Directed by: Olaf Ittenbach. DivX - This is the great Ittenbach (Premutos, The Haunting of Rebecca Verlaine) doing his Hostel impression. I guess he figured "fuck it", he eats outrageous gore for breakfast, might as well attempt the "torture" genre (I refuse to call it "torture porn"). Well, the acting is terrible (or the accents are), the sound mix is embarrassing but it succeeds in gore. Like all his films do. Including one torture scene that goes so far, it's actually really funny. 2.5 "Least it was better than "Captivity" but then again, most things are."'s out of 5.


42. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - 83 min. - Directed by: John McNaughton. Netflix. DVD - Another favorite of mine and in my opinion, still holds up today even though most of the effects do not. After reading the boards on IMDB I'm utterly convinced have to be younger than 14 to post there. They talk about this film like it's the second coming of "Howard the Duck" (a movie I happen to love, btw). Well, I guess that's why I rarely read those "boards". But anyway, the Home Invasion scene is still in my top 5 most disturbing scenes ever. 5 "What are you doing?" "I wanna watch it again""'s out of 5.

43. Stuck - 94 min. - Directed by: Stuart Gordon. Netflix. Blu-ray - Eh. The movie seemed way to Hollywood to me. I mean, I don't get. The original story (here), to me, is way more interesting than the one they made up. I dunno. Plus, I never been a big fan of Mena Suvari, but the cornrows gotta go. They should never, NEVER be worn by anyone who isn't black. Actually for that matter, I don't think they can pull it off either. 2.5 "Do I smell a "Humanitarian of the Year" award coming?"'s out of 5.


44. The Midnight Meat Train - 100 min. - Directed by: Ryuhei Kitamura. Netflix. FearNetHD - It was alright. Nothing at all special, in fact. The acting was OK, and Leslie Bibb is definitly cute. But some of the gore looked way too CG for me. That's one thing I can't stand. Well, one of the things I can't stand. Anyway, not a terrible film but coulda been much better. 3 "Vinnie Jones is and will be the man. At least for the foreseeable future."'s out of 5.


45. Poltergeist - 114 min. - Directed by: Tobe Hooper. Netflix. Blu-ray - Still as great as I remember it, from when I was younger. Haven't actually viewed it probably around 10 years. Coach is the man in it, and I STILL hate clowns because of this frickin' movie. Oh, and the Blu is a nice little package, sucks they left off any worthwhile extras, though. 4.5 "Is there anybody who filmed this that DIDN'T die?"'s out of 5.

46. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon - 92 min. - Directed by: Scott Glosserman. Netflix. Starz2HD - Wasn't the biggest fan of this the first time I saw it, but I guess it took the right mood, because after watching it again I quite like it. Again, another movie with a cameo from one of the "icons" which like I keep saying gets quite annoying, and don't know why Starz! entertainment needs to put one of them in every movie they release. Well, the lead chick is cute in an innocent kinda way. 3 "Worst. Mask. Ever."'s out of 4.

47. WILDCARD* - Supernatural - "Monster Movie" - Excellent black-n-white episode of perhaps, the best show on Television right now.

48. Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! - 82 min. - Directed by: Jason Murphy. Netflix. DVD - I usually have nothing against straight-to-DVD Zombie flicks, but this film might single-handedly change my opinion of them. This is straight-to-YouTube. Nothing redeeming about it. At all. There's practically no nudity, no gore (and the gore there is, is just about the worst CG you can imagine). Anyway, I'll speak about it no more. 0 "not even worth it"'s out of 5.


49. The Hitcher [remake] - 84 min. - Directed by: Dave Meyers. Netflix. DVD - I actually liked this one. Then again I wasn't a big fan of the original either. Well, fuck what I just said. I'm just biased towards this because Sophia Bush is in it, and god is Sophia Bush hot. Damn, just all Sophia Bush and everything. Wow, I can't stop saying her name. Sophia Bush. 3 "oh, and Sean Bean is badass too."'s out of 5.

50. Altered - 88 min. - Directed by: Eduardo Sánchez. Netflix. DVD - Better than I expected. Pretty much about a group of friends who after being abducted by aliens, and one of them killed, years earlier decide to get revenge by kidnapping an alien and holding him hostage in thier garage. Like I said, better than I anticipated. The accents and the overacting get annoying quickly, but oh well. 3 "I want to believe!"'s out of 5.

51. Funny Games [remake] - 111 min. - Directed by: Michael Haneke. Netflix. DVD - I had seen the original flick a couple months ago, and thought it was just ridiculous. BUT, I figured (stupid me) that with better actors, I dunno, that it would be better. Like I said, stupid me. If anything, it's worse. Practically shot-for-shot, which is stupid to begin with, and they decided to keep the breaking the 4th wall gimmick. I don't know what to say. I'm stumped. 1 "Really. Them? I've had sweat wiped off my taint more threatening than them."'s out of 5.

52. A Nightmare on Elm Street - 91 min. - Directed by: Wes Craven. Netflix. DVD - Obviously a classic. Has everything you'd want. A young Heather Langenkamp. Johnny Depp being eaten by a bed, and oh yeah, an EVIL Freddy Krueger (remember when?) Ah.. like I said, a classic. 4 "..and it all goes downhill from here."'s out of 5.


53. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge - 87 min. - Directed by: Jack Sholder. Netflix. DVD - The homosexual subtext all but whips its cock out and smacks you with it. I happen to like this sequel, even though it seems extremely out of place when in line with the rest of the series. 3 "Pool Party!!!"'s out of 5.

54. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - 96 min. - Directed by: Chuck Russell. Netflix. DVD - Probably my favorite sequel after New Nightmare. A pre-Morpheus "Larry" Fishburne co-stars with an uber-cute (then) Patricia Arquette. This has plenty of images I still remembered from when I was a youngster. 3.0 "Hey look, Heather's back. Hi Heather!"'s out"

55. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - 99 min. - Directed by: Renny Harlin. Netflix. DVD - I didn't remember a thing about this film. Nothing stood out. The only thing I remember is the one chick's name was Tuesday Knight. I mean, seriously. Somebody slap her parents. 2 "I'm Wednesday, how're you?"'s out 5.

56. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - 89 min. - Directed by: Stephen Hopkins. Netflix. DVD - Pretty forgettable other than the freaky annoying kid from Full House. Better than part 4 though. 2 "Speaking of Full House, what the hell happened to Stephanie? She used to be hot.."'s out of 5.


57. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare - 96 min. - Directed by: Rachel Talalay. Netflix. DVD - Most people don't like this, but I found it funny. Plus, Freddy's got himself a power glove. Mad props on that. 3 "this review is coming to you in the THIRD DIMENSION!"'s out of 5.

58. Wes Craven's New Nightmare - 112 min. - Directed by: Wes Craven. Netflix. DVD - My favorite of the Nightmare sequels. Other than the annoying kid, this one is the longest, but flows by the fastest. Oh, and Wes needs to stay away from the camera. He can't act, and he's not interesting. I don't care that everyone loves monkeys. The Freddy make-up is improved, though.3.5 "..and finally it's over."'s out of 5.

59. The Ring [remake] - 115 min. - Directed by: Gore Verbinski. Netflix. TNTHD - Definitely one of the better remakes out there save for a ridiculously stupid editing choice made during the finale. Naomi Watts is total MILF here, even if her accent is a little um, strong is a nice way to put it. The kid is annoying, but all kids are, so no biggie. Still holds up. 4 "I don't care what anyone says it's ALOT better than any of the 4 sequels"'s out of 5.

60. Final Destination 2 - 90 min. - Directed by: David R. Ellis. Netflix. DVD - My favorite of the Destination flicks. Maybe because I'm a gore hound, and IMO the deaths are the most gory in this one. The crash choreography in the opening is phenomenal and the lead actress, A.J. Cook is mighty cute. Oh, and I almost forgot Clark's wife Alicia is in this. 3.5 "Notice how I didn't mention Ali Larter? I dunno, to me, it always looks like she hasn't slept in about a week"'s out of 5.


61. Summer Scars - 68 min. - Directed by: Julian Richards. Netflix. DVD - Eh, pretty good. Nothing too spectacular. It's really short, which is one of the things that works for it. It's more or less about a buncha whiny British kids who cut school and go in the woods only to be held hostage by a crazy guy who still thinks he's still in the war. Good performances by non-actors, but again, nothing too special. 3 "So, you got hair on your balls?"'s out of 5.

62. Salo, or the 120 days of Sodom - 116 min. - Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini. Netflix. DVD - More of a drama than "Horror", but definitely features some horrific imagery. Plus, it has shit eating. That always falls under the horrific category to me. Except, well, for that one time, but that's not here nor there. Still pretty good but not the masterpiece it's made out to be. 3 "Orgy! Orgy! Orgy!"'s out of 5.

63. Dumplings ("Gaau ji") - 91 min. - Directed by: Fruit Chan. Netflix. DVD - Who would've thought that in a film compilation with the likes of Takashi Miike and Chan Wook-Park that the stand-out flick would be a small little film by, um, Fruit Chan. This is just an awesome piece of film. Not REALLY horror, but definitely horrific. I'm not the biggest Bai Ling fan but she's good in this. 4 "Fetuses taste great, but you're still hungry after an hour!"'s out of 5.


64. Aftermath/Genesis [with director commentary] - 70 min. - Directed by: Nacho Cerda. Netflix. DVD - Still tough to watch, even with the commentary on. Genesis is probably my favorite of the three shorts, but Aftermath is still awesome in it's own right. What Pep Tosar must've gone through. Yeah, tough to watch, even if you've seen it before. 4 "..."'s out of 5.

65. Friday the 13th - 95 min. - Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham. Netflix. DVD - I haven't seen this one in quite a bit, still good, not great. Look, it's Kevin Bacon. That's all I can really say about this. Not nearly as good as Nightmare. 3 "I'll be honest, the Nintendo game scared the SHIT outta me when I was a kid.."'s out of 5.

66. Michael Lives: The Making of Halloween - 240 min. - Directed by: Rob Zombie. Netflix. Blu - I didn't think it'd be possible to sit through a 4 hr. 20 min. long documentary on a film I just absolutely hated. But this was very well done. Like I said in the other thread, there's more Danielle Harris, which is always a good thing. In fact, more films need more Danielle Harris. 4 "Who's bright idea was it to film a behind the scenes documentary in 2.35:1?"'s out of 5.


67. Gutterballs - 94 min. - Directed by: Ryan Nicholson. DVD - Hilarious. Gory as hell. Everything you'd want/expect in a throwback to 80's slasher films. All the deaths are creative (with probably the most creative way to kill 2 people who're in the middle of a 69), the opening rape scene might actually be longer than the one in Irreversible (it also involves a bowling pin, the BIG end) and has a tranny having his/her dick sliced down the middle (Pain Olympics style). All in all, a good time at the movies. 3.5 "Ouch, that's gotta hurt!"'s out of 5.


68. The Strangers - 85 min. - Directed by: Bryan Bertino. Netflix. Blu-ray - While not as good as "Them" still a pretty good little film. Speedman is OK, but Liv Tyler is the star here. Not only is she hot in it, she's actually good. Oh, and Dennis is here. Awesome. 3 "dude, you're an elf. Use your elf powers to kill them.."'s out of 5.

69. The Machine Girl - 96 min. - Directed by: Noboru Iguchi. Netflix. DVD - Technically, not a horror movie. More of a revenge flick, but who the hell cares. It's gory as all hell, Tokyo Shock released it and there's a drill bra in it. 'Nuff said. 4 "again, a drill bra!"'s out of 5.

70. Darkness: The Vampire Version - 90 min. - Directed by: Leif Jonker. Netflix. DVD - Terrific little gem of a gorefest. Probably the goriest vampire flick ever made. Pretty much a mixture of a Vampire flick and a Melt movie. The transfer looks like absolute ass, but all is forgiven. Oh, and awesome trailer, too. 3.5 "great extras, also"'s out of 5.

71. WILDCARD* - "Supernatural: Yellow Fever" - Another good episode of what, like I said, is probably the best show on TV. Great special effects.


72. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - 116 min. - Directed by: Tim Burton. Netflix. Blu-ray - I hate Tim Burton. I hate musicals. Yet I like this movie, Why? 3.5 "I'm waiting.."'s out of 5.

Time for a "Sylvia Likens" double feature:

73. The Girl Next Door - 91 min. - Directed by: Gregory Wilson. Netflix. DVD - Tough to watch, that's for sure. I just don't get why added some of the cringe-worthy moments for "shock value" when the actual TRUE story (link above) is shocking enough. That's cause there's something wrong with Jack Ketchum (spell checker is trying to get me to write Ketchup). Therapy might help. 3 "My turn, my turn"'s out of 5.

74. An American Crime - 98 min. - Directed by: Tommy O'Haver. Netflix. DVD - A more dramatic take on the above story, staring Juno as Sylvia. It's just that more dramatic, they cut out quite a bit of the stuff that Jack Ketchum added because he's insane. Still tough to watch, but deals alot with the trial (kinda like Emily Rose) 2.5 "Juno still sucks.."'s out of 5.

75. WILDCARD* - The X-Files "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" - Just an all-around awesome episode. Peter Boyle is the shit.


76. Feed - 101 min. - Directed by: Brett Leonard. Netflix. DVD - Just, eww. Fairly mediocre film from the guy who brought us "Man-Thing". Pretty disgusting, but the editing is shit. Oh, look the dude from Moonlight. Anyway, about the Feeder/Gainer phenomenon about dudes who feed women until they can't well, you can figure it out. 2.5 "..and if you're interested in that type of thing: this is for you"'s out of 5.

77. The Redsin Tower - 88 min. - Directed by: Fred Vogel. DVD - The newest movie from the guy who directed the "August Underground" trilogy, and it's almost as bad. Some bad overacting, unattractive females. It's only saving grace is the gore and seeing a woman violently raped by thin air. 2 "I think Mr. Vogel should consider retirement"'s out of 5.

78. Sexual Parasite: Killer Pussy - 60 min. - Directed by: Takao Nakano. DVD - I figured alot of people were watching "Teeth" which I wasn't a huge fan of, so I decided to put this little flick in. This is THE vagina with teeth film. Gore for the sake of gore. Chinese girls each with bigger tits than the one that died before her and of course, blurry pubic hair. 3 ""'s out of 5.

79. Shaun of the Dead - 99 min. - Directed by: Edgar Wright. Netflix. HD-DVD - A definite new classic. Just all around great. Just, yeah.. I'm speechless. Amongst all the standouts (and there are many) Nick Frost should be mentioned first.4.5 "Aim for the head.."'s out of 5.


80. Planet Terror - 105 min. - Directed by: Robert Rodriguez. Netflix. DVD - I happen to think that Death Proof is the better film (I know, I'm in the minority) but there's no question this is just awesome. I mean seriously, it's Robert Rodriguez doing a Zombie flick. Enough said. Oh, and Rose McGowan is hot here. 4 "Who knew Freddy Rodriguez could be so bad ass?"'s out of 5.

I also watched the following trailers: "Machete", "Werewolf Women of the S.S.", "Don't", "Thanksgiving" and "Hobo With a Shotgun"


81. Rohtenburg ("Grimm Love") - 90 min. - Directed by: Martin Weisz. DIVx - I was curious, mainly due to the fact that it had been banned and it was based on Arwin Meiwes (which the way more awesome "Cannibal" was based on) and it turns out this movie was pretty forgettable and can easily see why it hasn't been released yet. Here or abroad. 2 "Bite it!"'s out of 5.


82. Zombie Strippers - 94 min. - Directed by: Jay Lee. Netflix. Blu-ray - I happen to like this flick, much better than Jay Lee's first film, which bored me to tears. The racist stereotypes with the Mexican janitor were hilarious (badgers?), and maybe it's just me, but I still think Jenna Jameson looks more like a Zombie without all the make-up. 3 "Stripper Zombie dance-off! What-what!"'s out of 5.

83. Beetlejuice - 92 min. - Directed by: Tim Burton. Netflix. Blu-ray - Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Candyman, doh'. I haven't seen this film in about a decade, and not being the biggest Tim Burton fan, it's still entertaining, but not as good as I remember it. It's amazing to see how thin Alec Baldwin was back then, though. Oh, plus Michael Keaton was terrific here. 3 "..daylight come and me wanna go home?"'s out of 5.

84. Ils ("Them") - 77 min. - Directed by: David Moreau and Xavier Palud. Netflix. DVD - After watching "The Strangers" a couple days ago, I had to put this bad boy in. This is, IMO, a better film than it's remake and am pretty pissed that that film gets a DTS-MA track while this doesn't. That would be awe-inspiring. 4 "See. If you would just play with the damn kids, this whole thing would have never happened.."'s out of 5.


85. Der Todesking - 80 min. - Directed by: Jörg Buttgereit. DVD - I'm sorry, but this guy is a complete hack. This is the fourth film of his I've seen, and each film is worse than the one that came before it. That's about it. 1.5 "Oh, the threesome scene in "Nekromantik" was hilarious. Forgot about that."'s out of 5.

86. Young Frankenstein - 106 min. - Directed by Mel Brooks. Netflix. Blu-ray - Still as hilarious as the first time I watched it. So many quotable lines, even after the 20th time you see it. Absolute classic. The Blu-ray is phenomenal, too. 5 "Frau Blucher!"'s out of 5.

87. Splinter - 82 min. - Directed by: Toby Wilkins. Netflix. HDNet Movies - I guess it was OK. I'm not a big fan of the "shake the camera so much you can't see anything" way of film making. It worked for Cloverfield and the like because that's it's gimmick, here it's just used on occasion to mask the fact that I dunno, the suit didn't look right, or to be "scary" or you know. Anyway.. Jill Wagner is smokin' hot, so it's worth a look-see. 2.5 "der, is that the guy from Road Trip? Why yes, I guess it is."'s out of 5.


88. Braindead - 104 min. - Directed by: Peter Jackson. Netflix. DVD - This is a must. I don't care if it's October or not, this is a must watch practically every month of the year. I figured I'd break out my fully uncut Blood Edition. There's just so much awesomeness in this I wouldn't know where to start or end. If you haven't seen it, well, watch it. 5 "Lionel? You're mother ate my dog!"'s out of 5.

89. The Evil Dead - 85 min. - Directed by: Sam Raimi. Netflix. DVD - Still, one the best horror flicks of all time. Yes, Ash is a pussy here. But no biggie. Still features some of the most innovative camera tricks on no-budget ever. A classic. Fo'sho. 5 "Oh, Ashley... um, Ashley?"'s out of 5.

90. À l'intérieur ("Inside") - 82 min. - Directed by: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury. Netflix. DVD - I've seen this film 4 times now, and yet I still refuse to watch the behind the scenes documentary that comes on the disc. Yeah, I honestly don't give a shit how or why they made this film. It's quickly become one of my favorite new flicks of the last 5 years. Brutal as shit. The tension makes my stomach hurt. Oh, and Beatrice Dalle was ridiculous in this. 5 "Just.. wow"'s out of 5.

91. Suspiria - 98 min. - Directed by: Dario Argento. Netflix. DVD - This is, well, what can I really say about it. It's really, really pretty for starters. Someone needs to phone the Weinstein's and tell them to release this in Blu-ray like soon. We're talking tomorrow. I've seen the film probably around 10, 11 times and it still holds up. Oh, and damn its pretty. 4.5 "oh, and loud, too! This in TrueHD would be a just awesome"'s out of 5.

92. Hellraiser - 94 min. - Directed by: Clive Barker. Netflix. HDNet Movies - This really wasn't on my slate, but HDNet was playing and I said, ah fuck it. I liked it a lot more when I was younger. I dunno. 3 "Jesus Wept!"'s out of 5.


93. Halloween - 91 min. - Directed by: John Carpenter. Netflix. Blu-ray - It would be a little, just a little, sad if I needed to explain why this flick was chosen. Obviously a classic. Oh, and PJ Soles was really cute back when. Plus, she shows her boobs. Well, she wasn't as cute as Heather Bowen was in the "25 years of Terror" documentary, but she was close.

94. The Exorcist: The Version I've Seen Two Time Prior - 132 min. - Directed by: William Friedkin. Netflix. DVD - I still find this film inexplicably funny. Maybe it's just me. Anyway, yeah, it's a classic. What more can I actually say about it. 5 "Crucifix shaped dildo's? Of course, father."'s out of 5.

95. Fear of God: Making the Exorcist - 74 min. DVD - One of, if not the most entertaining making-of docs about a film I've ever seen. Great stories, great interviews. The whole nine. Plus, it features the original version of the spider-walk, which is about 6 times more creepy than the one they put in the film.

96. WILDCARD* - Ghost Hunters "Live Halloween Event" - This show, along with the people on it, are a joke. It IS entertaining though, but not for the reasons, I hope, they think it is. Oh, this chick is pretty cute though.


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

october 2
'--> i wish they still made horror anthologies of this caliber.
'--> a decent MOH entry from the director of WRONG TURN.

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

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

october 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

october 13
'--> quirky vampire/western hybrid. deborah foreman as a vampire = hot.

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

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

october 16
54. ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988)* - 3/5
'--> campy horror-comedy with a whole lot of cleavage.
'--> don coscarelli delivers one of my favorite MOH entries.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

october 27
'--> probably my favorite TFTC episode. written by fred dekker and directed by robert zemeckis.

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

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

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

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

* = first time viewing

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Guess I should have a modest goal in '09 since I'll be out of town a couple of times this month, including the first 3 days. As a result, I began at midnight on October 4th. Shooting for 60 with an emphasis on my unwatched pile.

October 4
1: Cloverfield - Rented this several months ago and was looking forward to re-visiting it. Not usually a fan of the shaky-cam effect, but it was put to good use in this one.
2: Nightmare on Elm Street - Planning on being an occasional participant in the 31 days/31 films discussion so have to get ready!
3: Child's Play - I think the Good Guy dolls were a little creepy long before Chucky possessed one of them.
4: The Good Son - A stretch to call this horror, but imdb lists it that way. Macaulay Culkin doesn't have to try hard to be unlikeable.

October 5
5: Night of the Living Dead (1990) - Ok, probably should have made an effort to obtain a copy of the original to watch first.

October 6
6: The Faculty - Lots of familiar names in the cast made this one fun.

October 7
7: Scary Movie - Counting this horror spoof film for the challenge. Had previously caught bits and pieces of it, finally watched it from beginning to end. I liked it, though I won't be in any hurry to check out the "sequels."
8: Scream - Watched with commentary. Ironically, it was revealed early on that the original title for this film was Scary Movie. Ironic since I just watched Scary Movie and it poked fun at Scream the whole time.

October 8
9: Scream 2 - More irony. I watched this last year and noted that Matthew Lillard (who was in the original Scream) was listed as having an uncredited role in this film. This year, I'm watching this film with commentary and Wes Cravens and the producer point him out as he passes through the background of a scene.

October 9
10: Hollow Man - I really like this movie, more than most folks I guess. Of course it bring me joy knowing I picked up the 2-disc version at Big Lots for $3.
11: Scream 3 - Went through the Scream trilogy with commentaries. They've all been good. However, I am ready to move on after hearing the same voices several hours over the previous 2-3 days.

October 10
12: Children of the Corn - I found it humorous that the back of the DVD case it indicates the movie is an adult nightmare... Sure it's a vague description of what the movie is about. But perhaps they're also trying to ward off any parents who might see the title and think it's a friendly children's story.

October 11
13: Texas Chainsaw Massacre - This classic still delivers! Glad to have watched this during the daytime.

October 12
14: The Wolf Man - Anxious to go through some of the classics I've neglected to watch

October 13
15: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man - Before Freddy vs. Jason...
16: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - I hadn't seen this since I was a kid, even cheesier than I imagined (if that was even possible).
17: She-Wolf of London - Loved seeing June Lockhart (of Lassie & Lost in Space fame) in this. Otherwise, not too exciting.

October 14
18: Werewolf in London - Probably would have been content to stop after the first two Wolf Man films in the Universal set.
19: Prom Night (1980) - Thinking this is the only Jamie Lee Curtis horror film I hadn't seen. Fell below my expectations.

October 15
20: Alien - I still kick myself that I didn't check out the Alien series sooner, first viewing it last year.

October 16
21: Terror Train - One of my favorites of the 80's...love the killer-changing-costumes concept.

October 17
22: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - Good fun. I bet I hadn't seen this since right after it first came out.

October 20
23: Halloween III: Season of the Witch - Have seen this many times but surprised to see Nancy Loomis/Kyes appear in this...she was Annie in the first 2 Halloween films.

October 21
24: Aliens - Kind of a reverse typecast taking place for me. I had seen so much of Paul Reiser in Mad About You, that it was a tough adjustment seeing him onscreen in a more serious role.
25: Frankenstein (1931) - Have read the book, but never seen the classic all the way through. Some great scenes in this one. Especially touching the interaction with young girl.
26: The Bride of Frankenstein - Another first time viewing. Surprised that "The Bride" makes her initial appearance with just minutes to go before the closing credits.

October 22
27: The Thing (1982) - Another "I can't believe I waited til now to watch this." Good stuff.

October 23
28: Son of Frankenstein - I continue to enjoy these old Universal flicks. However, I prefer to spread them out in my movie-viewing a bit. I'm anxious to finish the Frankenstein set but I'm craving something else at the moment.

October 24
29: Halloween H20 Twenty Years Later - This was a nice rebound from the previous couple of sequels.
30: Ghost of Frankenstein - Kinda corny, but fun nonetheless.

October 25
31: Alien 3 - Sigorney Weaver does a great job with these films. Off the top of my head, not sure what other actress could have pulled off her role in these Alien movies.
32: Alien Resurrection - I might be tempted to rate this as my least favorite Alien film, but that wouldn't mean much since I enjoy them all.

October 26
33: The Texas Chainsaw Massare (2003) - I thought this was a solid remake. Leatherface was a little more athletic than in the original.

October 27
34: Carrie (1976) - I enjoyed this but thought to myself it seems dated. Of course, it's been remade as well but I've only seen this version.
35: The House of Frankenstein - Maybe my favorite of the Frankenstein films I watched, and good enough to consider the series the best of the Universal Monster Movies in my opinion.
36: The Mummy (1932) - The first of many Mummy movies over the next few days.

October 28
37: The Mummy's Hand - I got to thinking that I don't know if I'd ever watched a Mummy movie of any kind until this week...not counting some random Scooby-Doo episode.
38: Dressed to Kill - Not your classic horror movie. Seemed predictable to me, but still ok.
39: Urban Legend - Watched with commentary. Sometimes I feel bad about this, but I struggle to enjoy a commentary when listening to someone with an accent talk for 90+ minutes. This almost happened here but was tolerable.
40: 1408 - Enjoyable ride. Cusack was great...it was interesting to see his character change so drastically as the film went on.

October 29
41: Scary Movie 4 - Worth the dollar it cost me from Family Video for a few chuckles.
42: Halloween (2007) - Watched with Rob Zombie's commentary. It's possible I like this movie more than anyone else around here from what I've read. Sure, it's not the original but I appreciate the effort here.

October 30
43: The Mist - Similar to Cloverfield. Attention paid to the "human element" and having people go after each other in the midst of terror. This caused the film to drag a bit in my opinion, but still an effective thriller. Very surprised by the ending.
44: The Mummy's Tomb - Solid, though I was shaking my head a bit when the Mummy took an older lady by the throat and as he put the death strangle on her, she screamed...I would think this would be impossible but have no way to test this out.
45: Cujo - Watched with commentary. Most interesting tidbit I picked up was that in the book the young boy dies. Stephen King actually suggested that he live in the movie, that it would be too depressing for a movie audience.

October 31
46: Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Watching these 70's films allows me the opportunity to see familiar actors in different roles. This time it was Donald Sutherland like I've never seen him before
47: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Land - A little disturbing to see Martin Sheen in such a creepy role.
48: The Mummy's Ghost - All these Mummy movies are running together for me. I find myself a few minutes into one of these wondering if I started the right one or if I'm viewing one that I had already watched.
49: The Mummy's Curse - Of all the Universal monsters, I think I could escape from the Mummy...he's not very agile. If you could avoid his death grip, you should be ok
50: Young Frankenstein - Think I'll end my participation in this year's challenge with this one. Funny that this film is probably more scary in many ways than the original Frankenstein films.

Satisfied to have hit 50 this year (after reaching the century mark in 2007). I put a serious dent in my unwatched horror pile which was my goal going in.

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2008 DVDTalk Horror Challenge - list complete, may add comments

Warning: There are possibly a few spoilers in my movie comments.

Wednesday October 1st - Sweet! I've been overly anxious to start this thing for days now, getting my DVDs piled up in stacks in preparation. Decided to start things off with a guilty pleasure genre, and a film I've been putting off watching for far too long. Despite working 12 hours, got in much more than I thought I would. Slept very little, and work was slow enough to allow a few films on my iphone.

1- The Guardian of the Universe (1995) (90s Gamera #1) - 7/10 -* - I admit it, I'm a sucker for kaiju films. As a kid I fell in love with Gamera and Godzilla, and I've never grown up. Trying to clear out my unwatched pile (of 1000 or so films, ughh), so much of this year's challenge will hopefully be new to me. Some cheesy special effects and a fairly standard story, but a nice re-introduction for the franchise. Nice melding of the monster and human storylines, decent acting for the genre. Long live the turtle!
2- Attack of the Legion (1996) (90s Gamera #2) - 6.5/10 - * - Loved the enemies, insects scare me anyway, so putting them in a horror film guarantees at least a big freak out factor. Enjoyed the movie overall, but the way Gamera dispatches the Queen takes a point off for me. Come on, an all powerful chest cannon? Why not just use it earlier or all the time?
3- Frankenstein (1910) - 8.5/10 - (Wildcard #1, short) - First use of split screen with that mirror thing? The cauldron scene is fairly chilling, and was probably one of the most creative things done on film at that point in time. It's actually quite a compelling and moving story. This wiki article is perhaps a bit too effusive in its praise though.
4- Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922) - 8.5/10 - More in the 31 days thread. Anxious to buy the new special edition on DVD, and just ordered the Kinski remake.
5- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - 8/10 - Didn't really need to watch this again, but it was handy when I was testing handbreak, so it was on my iphone. It's one of my all-time favorite horror films, so I really didn't mind. The best of the four versions of this story imo.
6- The Vampire Bat (1933) - 6.6/10 - Another that I only re-watched because I already had it in itunes/my iphone and work was slow. Nice to see a young and gorgeous Fay Wray, perhaps I'll fit in a day of Kong before this challenge is over.
7- The Corpse Vanishes (1942) - 4/10 - Bela Lugosi must have needed the cash. A bizarre little film, perfect for MST3K, unfortunately their riff of it is not on DVD yet.
8- The Phantom of the Opera (1929 reissue) - * - 8/10 - First time seeing this reissue, didn't notice the slight differences, but then, I haven't watched them as often as I should. Silent film actors don't get enough credit, I think they actually had to work harder and be better before voice entered the film industry.
9- The Last House on the Left (1972) - 3/10 - Disturbing. Not a good film to go to sleep after. Not my type of movie; I only bought it, and watch it, for checklist purposes.

Thursday October 2nd - I have to work the first six days of this challenge, but luckily today and tomorrow are only 3-4 hours each day. My OCD is beginning to kick in, well, kick in more than usual, and I have the next 4 or so days planned out. Hope to finish the checklist by the 7th, and then be free to concentrate on my unwatched mountain.

10- The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) - 7/10 - (Wildcard #2, several shorts) - Watched this and a few others (below two, plus a couple not listed) for checklist purposes. Will combine into one wildcard. This film is important historically, and features perhaps the first special effect.
N/A- Le Chaudron Infernal (1903) - 8/10 - I'm looking forward to one day fully exploring the work French director Georges Méliès.
N/A- Le Monstre (1903) - 7/10 - * - Nice special effects for the time. This and many of his other films can be found online, but I'll be seeking out the DVD set of Méliès' work.
11- Trilogy of Terror (1975) - 7.5/10 - This is one of the first horror films I ever saw, a family favorite. I'll probably watch this every Challenge. Has anyone bought the re-release of the DVD? Worth the upgrade?
12- Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later (1998) - 7.5/10 - I really enjoy this sequel. Repeating myself from last year, the scene where Laurie and Michale are face to face for the first time is a wonderful moment.
13- Darkman (1990) - 7/10 - I'm getting away from my goal to watch films from my unwatched pile (if 1500 films could fit in a pile), but I've been meaning to watch this for a long time, and couldn't wait any longer. Wish they got Neeson for the sequels, but I'll still watch them someday.
14- Revenge of Iris (1999) (90s Gamera #3) - 7.5/10 - * - Really well done. Usually in kaiju films, I want them to limit the human storylines and just get to the monsters, but here I actually enjoyed the human scenes. Nice trilogy, consistent storyline, I hope there is more Gamera to come.
15- Shadow of the Vampire (2000) - 8.5/10 - Watched it with the director's commentary. Simply amazing film, more in the 31 days thread. Maybe I'm easily impressed, but the whole concept is just amazing. The movie probably could have had horrible acting, directing, lighting, whatever, and I'd still love the frigging movie because the idea is just so darn cool to me.
16- Mad Monster Party (1969) - 6/10 - * - Would have loved it, but the voices of the two main characters annoyed the heck out of me.

Friday October 3rd - Second day in a row that, besides a few hours of work, I've done almost nothing but watch films. Moving back and forth between two televisions and my computer to keep myself awake and get my daily exercise. Probably shouldn't admit this, but I'm even watching on my iphone at stop lights, breaks in meetings, and in the bathroom.

17- Jaws the Revenge (1987) - 3/10 - Only watched this to fill in a couple of boxes on the checklist.
18- Full Tilt Boogie (1997) - 7/10 - * - Nice documentary on From Dusk Til Dawn.
19- La Culpa (aka Blame) (2006) - 5.5/10 - * - First film of the Six Films to Keep You Awake DVD set. It did so, but not by much. I'm hoping the next 5 films of this set are better.
20- House of the Dead (2003) - 1/10 - Stupid checklist. I hereby vow to never watch this film again.
21- Jigoku (1960) - 6/10 - * - Definitely the most bizarre title I've watched so far.
22- Suspiria (1977) - 7.5/10 - More in the 31 days thread. Fantastic atmosphere compensates for the thin plot and bad-at-times english "dubbing".
23- Tenebre (1982) - 7/10 - * - I don't think I'll ever become a huge Argento fan. Often visually amazing, great music/sound usually, but the stories are always mediocre for me. This one had a very interesting premise at least.
24- Return of the Living Dead (1985) - 7/10 - * - Very well done, as long as you realize that it is meant more of a comedy than a horror flick.
25- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) - 7/10 - How can you go wrong with Spencer Tracey, Lana Turner, and Ingrid Bergman?

Saturday October 4th - Back to my normal 12 hour work days, so probably won't get in too many today, unless work is really slow. Edit to add - It was a slow day, helping my checklist immensely. I'll admit that I wasn't planning on watching quite as much as I did this week, but saw that wlverinefactor was racing towards finishing the checklist and decided to try to defend last year's Bingo win.

26- Scream and Scream Again (1970) - 7/10 - * - Bizarre thing that jumps all over the place. Great for checklist purposes, given the cast.
27- Night of the Living Dead (1968) - 8/10 - More in the 31 days thread. Stupidly bought the 30th anniversary edition with all the horrible additions, will need to find a better version.
28- Night of the Living Dead (1990) - 7/10 - * - Pretty darn good for a remake. I actually like the slight changes. Regrettably, many people refuse to watch black and white movies; so this remake gives them a chance to see a classic. I still like the original more of course.
29- Bride of the Gorilla (1951) - 5.5/10 - Watched online to get a 1950s movie for the checklist. Interesting Wolf Man derivative.
30- Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - 7.5/10 - More in the 31 days thread. Enjoy this still scary Freddy, before most of the sequels ruin him.
31- And the Children Shall Lead (1968) - 7/10 - (Wildcard #3, TV episode) - I've always thought of this as one of the scariest ST episodes, there is just something freaky wrong with kids killing adults.
32- Dawn (2003) - watch online - 4/10 - * - Very low budget film that I found on lycos and watched online. I admire their effort, but hope that this was the first film for all involved.
33- Man Bites Dog (1992) - 7/10 - * - Well done mockumentary, but I don't think I liked it.
34- Phantom Planet (1961) - 7/10 - * - The rating is for the MST3K version of the film, don't think I would have enjoyed it without Mike and the bots.

Sunday October 5th - Bingo.

35- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) - 8/10 - * - Always avoided this film on my DVD which also includes the 1941 version. I looked at the casts involved, and figured that the later Spencer Tracey, Lana Turner, and Ingrid Bergman version had to be an improvement, right? Wrong. Fredric March outclasses Tracey in this role, and overall I enjoyed this one a bit more. Looking around I see there have been at least a dozen versions of this story over the years, might try to collect a few more of them, and have a Jekyll marathon one weekend. Also, I read that the studio tried to suppress the 1931 version in order to promote the 1941 version, going so far as to buy the rights to it and destroy prints of it.
36- Hobgoblins (1988) - MST3K version - movie 1/10, riff 8/10 - * - This could possibly be the worst movie I've ever seen. I'm so glad it was being riffed, very well at that, or it would have been extremely painful.
37- Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) - 1/10 - Just a checklist buffer, might as well have two of everything. And since I'm not doing the checklist next year, I never have to watch this film again.
n/a- The Revenge of the Shanytown (1995) - Another checklist repeat. Silly Highlander Animated series. Don't want to waste a wildcard on this, I have plans for some better things in my last three slots.

Monday October 6th - Looking forward to a day off tomorrow. Cramming 37+ films in those first five days made me realize that I'm not going to do that anymore. My OCD for this challenge is sated, the bingo card was done, I'm going to slow down and watch some non-horror each day. But I'll be honest, if I didn't have a lot of real-world work to do this month, I'd probably watch 4+ a day and try to hit 200, but now I'm just going to try for 100.

38- The Shining (1980) - 9/10 - For just the second time this challenge, I was scared. Kubrick was a master of cinematography. More in the 31 days thread.
39- Alien (1979) - 10/10 - One of only 5 or so films that I have rated 10/10 in my life. Can't imagine a horror challenge without watching this. Watched with group commentary, which I found very entertaining.
N/A - Minnesota Vikings 30, New Orleans Saints 27 (2008) - * - This was a total horror for New Orleans Saints fans, as their team basically gave the game away. Luckily, I'm a Minnesota Viking fan. So while I'll be having nightmares of Reggie Bush returning punts for weeks, I'm happy to see my team re-discover a passing game.

Tuesday October 7th - Finally, my first day off work this month. Spent some time with my Mom, and went to the theater with my sister, niece, and nephew. Found time to order a few more horror DVDs as well, some good sales at Amazon and DD. I always manage to buy 50+ new horror titles every October.

40- Re-Animator (1985) - 9/10 - Maybe a bit of a guilty pleasure, but this is one of my favorite horror movies. Looking back, I was young and easily impressed by gore and nudity when I first saw it. But it is still fun, although less "groundbreaking" and more campy for me now. More in the 31 days thread.
41- Bloody Birthday (1981) - 5.5/10 - * - Good premise, and some nice stabs at stereotypical parenthood fears.
N/A- Righteous Kill (2008) - 3/10 - * - Why did Pacino and DeNiro agree to this? At least it was free thanks to the ubiquitous free movie tickets at retailers.
42- Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (1988) - 9/10 - Very well done Dutch film. Haven't seen the remake yet, but imagine it's horrible.

Wednesday October 8th - Back to work for another 12 hour day, but saw most of the FDTD trilogy on my iPhone there.

43- From Dusk Until Dawn (1996) - 8/10 - I really like George Clooney (in movies at least, not his politics).
44- From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) - 4/10 - * - Not too horrible actually, I feared much worse. Some interesting camera work, lots of gore, and Robert Patrick wasn't bad. I'll likely never watch it again though.
45- From Dusk Til Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999) - 2/10 - * - Crap.
46- Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - 8/10 - Haven't watched this in years. Some fine acting and great underwater cinematography. Looking forward to fully watching the extras and sequels before I put it back on the shelf. More in the 31 days thread.

Thursday October 9th - Hope to finally see some horror in the theater tonight. After work made it to the theater for the $5 Horror Double Feature, I heartily recommend this to anyone with participating theaters near them.

47- Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999) - 4/10 - * - Pretty much what I expected. I was never a chipmunk fan, so have no idea why I bought this DVD, probably for future checklist purposes. Sad that I would actually buy things I don't want just for a meaningless checklist, but that's OCD for you.
48- House on Haunted Hill (1959) - 8.5/10 - A staple of my library, I'll watch some version of this at least once a year.
49- The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) - 3.5/10 - * - While this I'll hopefully never see again. Looks like it was made in a week.
50- The Devil's Rejects (2005) - 5/10 - * - More in the 31 days thread. Not my type of film, but some decent acting, and I enjoyed how they melded Free Bird and it's lyrics into the final sequence.

Friday October 10th - Some family drama kept me away from movies.
51- Rosemary's Baby (1968) - 8/10 - * - Really enjoyed watching this in full for the first time, great to see some older actors given good roles, including an Oscar winning performance by Ruth Gordon. More in the 31 days thread.

Saturday October 11th - Just tried to randomize some films today, picking things out of my unwatched piles.
52- Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) - 7/10 - Started this one thinking that I had never seen it before. I guess it was pretty forgettable, but did realize about half way thru that I had watched it. Almost stopped it to go to an unwatched film, but decided I was too far in to stop. Gorier than I thought it would be. Nice to see early Steve Buscemi, Rae Dawn Chong, and Julianne Moore. I actually really enjoyed the wrap-around story.
53- Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1994) - 4.5/10 - * - Not horrible, but nothing at all new. Not sure how they expect us to believe Durant surviving the crash at the end of the first film. An identical twin would have been much more believable.
54- Terrified (1963) - 6.5/10 - * - Great settings! Film gets a bit talky at times, but overall it does a great job of showing people being terrified. Great opening scene, nice soundtrack, and an early appearance from Uncle Jesse!
55- The Ghost Ship (1943) - 7.5/10 - * - My first (?) Val Lewton production.
56- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) - 4/10 - * - I recognize it's importance to the medium/genre, and admit that I may have liked it or appreciated it more if I had seen it 30, or even 10 years ago. I understand that many of the horror films I watch and enjoy owe a lot to it, but I just couldn't get into it. One big problem for me was that I couldn't generate sympathy for any of the kids. Strange that I prefer really old horror, or stuff from the 90s and on, but many "classic" of the 70s or so don't do much for me. More in the 31 days thread.

Sunday October 12th - Between football and a few movies, barely left the TV all day.

57- Night Monster (1942) - 7/10 - * - Finished off my Universal Horror boxset, not sure how I missed this one last year.
N/A- St. Louis Rams 19, Washington Redskins 17 (2008) - * - What a nightmare. My hometown and second favorite team, the Redskins, were starting to generate SuperBowl buzz, and were home against the winless and pathetic looking Rams. They hadn't lost a turnover or even fumbled all year, but had four fumbles, losing three, in their first six possessions. On a slightly bright side, my Vikings won another game that they probably deserved to lose.
58- Freaks (1932) - 8/10 - Some genuinely creepy moments in this. More in the 31 days thread.
59- Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) - 3.5/10 - * - Interesting that this one was filmed and meant to be released before Darkman II. I don't think it mattered either way, both are mediocre and forgettable.
60- The Food of the Gods (1976) - 5/10 - * - This is a "so bad it's good" film. Regretfully admit that I remember being scared by the trailers as a kid. Perfect MST3K-type fodder. Coincidentally appropriate that I chose to watch it on a Sunday, as it features pro football players as it's leads.
61- Snake People (1971) - 4.5/10 - * - The first 20 minutes has got to be the most bizarre opening I've ever seen in a film. So sad that Boris Karloff's last films were these pieced-together Mexican films put out a few years after his death.

Monday October 13th - Back to work, but will try to squeeze in a couple.

62- Friday the 13th (1980) - 6/10 - Was never a big fan of this series, have probably only seen one of them all the way thru in my entire life, the original. I'm sure I've seen parts of several of them on cable over the years, and have probably seen the original 5 or more times, but never really got into them enough to seek out the sequels. Seeking the Best Buy exclusive disc, I finally bought the box set of this earlier this year, and planned to marathon thru all of the movies this month. So far, watched the first two and have enjoyed them. I swear I don't remember Kevin Bacon being in this, and he had a pretty good death scene. More in the 31 days thread.
63- Count Gore De Vol's Creature Feature: The Legacy Begins (2003) - 7/10 - * - (Wildcard #4, see description) - Count Gore de Vol, real name Richard Dyszel, was a television horror host. I believe that most television markets had them back in the 70s and 80s, so many of you may be familiar with the Count or similar characters. Basically, one of the local independent channels, WDCA, channel 20, hired him to host the syndicated horror show, Creature Features. Creature Features is a big part of the reason I became a horror film fan. As a kid in the 70s, the highlight of my weekend was watching the Count host Creature Features, introducing me to the Universal standards, the Godzilla and Gamera films, and other sci-fi and horror classics. Though quirky local programming hosts and Creature Features are long gone, the Count has stayed active, hosting an internet site with a weekly "show" since 1998, and releasing several DVDs. Some of the DVDs are the actual Creature Feature movies, complete with host segments; and some are collections of promos and host material, with new framing segments. This DVD is his first release, showcasing his early years. The wiki articles I've linked are quite accurate, and contain some details as to how groundbreaking the show was in some areas. He hosts an annual horror film festival here in DC, which I hope to attend this weekend.

Tuesday October 14th - My Mom had some cable issues, and just went 72 hours without television. Guy finally showed up at 1830, after they told us we had to wait for him from 1300-1800. Why can't companies give you better time windows than that? They make you take off work or whatever, sit at home for 6 or more hours, and can't call you with updates during the day? She watches a lot of network TV, so I was amazed that she survived that long without it. Made me wonder what I would do. Then I realized that I do that almost every week, go 72 hours or more without watching TV. Between my DVDs and the internet, I can keep my TV busy without ever turning on the cable (Fios) box. I probably only watch 7 hours of TV a week, usually in one or two sittings per week thanks to the DVR. Could I live without that entertainment, and keep that $80 or so per month? Probably.

64- Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - 5.5/10 - * - Interesting that two films into this series, which is identified as Jason in that hockey mask, and we have yet to see it.
65- The Wolf Man (1941) - 7.5/10 - Never noticed before that this is set in Wales. My grandfather immigrated from Wales, and I was able take my father there a few years ago to track down some of our ancestral heritage; visiting record offices, cemeteries, and distant cousins. No werewolves found. Also never knew that there was an earlier Universal werewolf movie, Werewolf of London. It's on the legacy set, perhaps I'll watch it later this month. More in the 31 days thread.
66- Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) - 7/10 - * - Probably shouldn't rate it this high, but I'm a sucker for monster combo movies.
67- Death Proof (2007) - first half 9/10, second half 2/10 - I know that many disagree, but I hate the second half of this movie. The girls are incredibly annoying, the car chase scene is not as amazing as people claim, and changing Kurt Russell from a chilling homicidal maniac to a whimpering idiot is something I'll never forgive QT for.
68- The Dead Pit (1989) - 4/10 - * - Bleh.

Wednesday October 15th - Skipped half of my sleep last night to watch Claw of Terror. Not sure whether to thank Mister Peepers or curse him. Lack of sleep has really caught up with me. Work was a chore to get thru, and ended up going to bed almost as soon as I got home.

69- Scream Bloody Murder (aka Claw of Terror) (1973) - 5/10 - * - At first, I thought it was going to be a chore to get thru this thing, but finally decided that it was good campy fun. I can see a remake with Jim Carey as Matthew. Watch it on youtube! The beginning was great, easy to get hooked into it. Was that The Tall Man (from the Phantasm films) we saw early in this film? It was! More in the 31 days thread.

Thursday October 16th - Today I'll be going to my first film festival. It's not a full blown festival perhaps, with conference rooms, discussion panels, and all that. But it does have film screenings, some goodies handed out, some of the talent each day to discuss their films and answer questions, people dressing up, and a local TV legend hosting it. I grew up on Count Gore de Vol, owe/blame a lot of my horror addiction to him, so I'm pretty pissed that I didn't go to this festival the first two years they had it. Won a door prize tonight, a DVD of the soon to be released Trailer Park of Terror, and got to meet the Count, so a pretty awesome day for me.

70- Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) - movie 1/10, MST3K riff 9/10 - Without MST3K, this movie would be painfully bad, and anyone who watched it sans Joel and the bots deserves extra credit. More in the 31 days thread.
71- Man-Thing (2005) - 4.5/10 - * - Not nearly as bad as I expected. This was a favorite comic series of my youth, and this story has very little to do with the excellent comics. But I knew that going in, and was able to separate it from the comics and see it as its own thing, a mediocre movie.
72- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) - 9/10 - First time seeing this since I was a kid, when it used to come on late night TV quite often. A timeless (pun intended) classic, great dialogue, makes you think.
73- The Spooky Movie Film Festival (2008) - 10/10 - * - (Wildcard #5, about 30 shorts, listed separately below) - So I just got home from my first film festival, or at least day 1 of a 5 day festival. Using this one wildcard for all the shorts and other trimmings of this tons-of-fun 5 day film festival. Using this one item and rating for the theater/festival experience as a whole. The atmosphere, the hosts, seeing all the fans in costumes, the freebies and door prizes, meeting a few of the directors; it all was well done and a great experience. I've put off going to something like this for years, and am so glad that I finally made the effort.
N/A- Back to Life (2008) - 8/10 - * - Funny animated short, watch on this youtube link.
N/A- Foet (2001) - 7/10 - * - Disturbing little short with socially relevant concerns.
N/A- The Sleuth Incident (2008) - 6/10 - * - Bizarre little short. I'll never look at teddy bears the same way again.
N/A- Snip (2008) - 6.5/10 - * - Well shot, and disturbing, but I don't think I ever want to see it again.
74- No Through Road (2008) - 7/10 - * - Surprised that I can't find this film on IMDB yet, as it has won some festival awards and has talent that have IMDB entries. Decent Australian flick.

Friday October 17th - The Exorcist really freaks me out, as it is a possible reality imo, so I choose to watch it early in a day to give me time to recover. I'm really enjoying this film festival so far, tonight ended up having better films than the first night.

75- The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen) (1973) - 9/10 - * - The new spider walk scene freaked me out the most. I remember when it was released to the theaters, and the big controversy. I was too young to go, but think my parents may have gone. I'll have to ask my mom about it. More in the 31 days thread.
N/A- The Exorcist (The Version You've Never Seen) (1973) - 9/10 - * - Watched it again with director's commentary. The most painfully boring two hours of this challenge, as all Friedkin did was describe what was happening on screen for the most part. Odd that he put in such a poor performance, as his previous commentaries have been quite good.
76- The Crow (1994) - 9/10 - A favorite of mine, a comic adaptation done right. Watched it this time with the producer and writer commentary. Not sure why it hit me this time, but for the first time while watching this film, and the first time this month, I kind of cried. Not a full blown cry, but a pretty good welling up. So sad to lose Brandon Lee the way we did, he had a ton of talent, and seemed like a really good kid from the interviews I've seen.
N/A- Night of the Hell Hamsters (2006) - 8/10 - * - The second night of The Spooky Movie Horror Film Festival started off with this hilarious short, worth the price of admission alone. One particular death had me cringing for minutes.
N/A- Excision (2008) - 9/10 - * - Best film of the festival so far. Great acting from some locals.
77- Crushed (2008) - 2.5/10 - * - Started off with some potential, but then just dragged on and on and on, and got gorier than most of the Saw and Hostel films. One of the supporting characters has some hilarious dialogue, which kept the first half bearable, if not decent, but wow, did I mention how this thing was too long? The last 20 minutes was painful.
N/A- A Break in the Monotony (2007) - 8/10 - * - youtube trailer - Fun little short with a great twist.
N/A- Prombies (2007) - 6.5/10 - * - Another funny little short highlighting zombies. Starts off really well, but I think the ending could have been better.
78- Brain Dead (2007) - 6/10 - * - Best production values of the festival so far. Ok, if overused concept, some decent acting, but not really very good overall. Will probably re-watch someday, may grow on me, some nice eye candy at least. But why the heck did they give it the same name as two other fairly recent and popular horror movies?

Saturday October 18th - Basically skipping some sleep this weekend so that I can go to this film festival. Finding that doing that is getting more difficult as I age. Skipping a night of sleep was an almost weekly thing when I was in my teens and twenties, and didn't affect me at all. But now, I struggle if I don't get my 4-9 hours per night.

79- The Invisible Man (1933) - 8/10 - Still haven't watched any of the four sequels. Next year, when I'm not encumbered by the checklist, I'll be more free to watch these and other unwatched films in my collection. More in the 31 days thread.
N/A- Harvest Moon (2008) - 7.5/10 - * - Nice little short from FSU. A couple/few of the shorts from this festival have been from there, and all well done so far, makes me think they have a pretty good film school there.
N/A- The Blue Rhino vs. the Diabolic Brain (2008) - 1.5/10 - * - Absolutely no budget, attempt at an Ed Wood homage, but didn't do anything for me. Painful to get thru actually.
N/A- Cheerbleeders (2008) - 7.5/10 - * - Another well done short. I often like my horror mixed with humor, takes the edge off.
N/A- Fun on Earth (2007) - 6/10 - * - Good concept, decent acting. Enjoyable, but I won't be going out of my way to buy it on a shorts collection or follow the director's future work.
N/A- The Procedure (2008) - 7.5/10 - * - Nice work. I've been surprised at how well done some of these shorts have been.
N/A- The Room (2007) - 8/10 - * - Some nice camera work, decent effects and acting, surprised at the low rating for this on IMDB.
80- Vlog (2008) - 4/10 - * - Possible slightly interesting marketing story here. From the producer of Saw, this was apparently billed as the first ever web movie. Webisodes at a borderline porn site collected into a movie. Story is actually halfway decent, but a bit too long. Made the mistake of following the links to research my write-up here, hopefully I don't get fired from work over this mediocre thing.
81- Snuff: a Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008) - 5/10 - * - I never would have paid to see this, or watched it even if it was free on TV. But since I paid for an all festival pass I felt like I needed to see as much as possible to get my money's worth. Very disturbing, I left the theater shaken and depressed. Very well done review here on DVDtalk for this film.

Sunday October 19th - Can't believe that something has supplanted the NFL in my life, but this makes two years in a row that I've spent Sundays in October actually doing something other than watching 10+ hours of the NFL. Very ugly start to the day with the after midnight screening of Snuff, and then way too little sleep, but hopefully the 20 or so films I'll see today will perk me back up.

82- The Shadow Within (2007) - 8/10 - * - Best feature of the fest so far. Thought it was a British film, but was filmed in Italy by Italians. Nice job by Kate Winslet's sister Beth.
N/A- Lawn of the Dead (2008) - 2/10 - * - Local short that probably won't make it to any other festivals.
N/A- Crystl (2008?) - 5/10 - * - The first short on which the google machine thingy fails. A weird music video horror mash up.
N/A- A Beautiful Day (2008?) - 6/10 - * - Another google fail. Does it cost money to add your shorts/films onto IMDB? I don't think so, you'd think new filmmakers would want to get their stuff noticed.
N/A- Peekers (2008) - 8/10 - * - Fun, and yet quite creepy at the same time! Nice to see older actors getting these types of parts.
83- Thicker Than Water: The Vampire Diaries Part 1 (2008) - 8/10 - * - Wow! I am quite surprised at the quality of many of these shorts and feature length films. When I started this festival, I expected more local stuff, and feared films that a few people with a weekend to kill and a video camera could put together. Instead I'm getting stuff that is better than half my horror collection. I will not be surprised to see some of these filmmakers and actors go on to much bigger things. Will try to remember to check these links in a year or two to see their progress.
N/A- Attackzoids! (2008) - 7.5/10 - * - Nice melding of animation and live action, and cool effect with the actress' eyes. Not a huge fan of the ending.
N/A- Reflections (2008) - 7/10 - * - Solid, nice ending.
N/A- Transerexia (2008?) - 7/10 - * - A third short with pretty much nothing found on the net. Tiny thing for fans of The Psychedelic Furs.
N/A- Cam 2 Cam (2008) - 7.5/10 - * - Why I don't chat online. Not on IMDB, but watch the whole thing at that link.
84- Strange Girls (2007) - 8/10 - * - Another wow, much better than what I expected I'd find this weekend. Great acting.
N/A- Dead Boyfriends (2008) - 7/10 - * - Fun little lyrical short.
N/A- Vanished Acres (2006) - 8/10 - * - Great cinematography, production values, and acting. In fact, pretty much perfect technically. Requires the audience to think, and fill in some blanks, so most people won't like it much perhaps.
N/A- Kirksdale (2007) - 8/10 - * - This creator will go places. By the way, here is a trailer for this 5 day Spooky Movie Film Festival.
N/A- Shuteye Hotel (2007) - 7/10 - * - Always love Bill Plympton's stuff, this is perhaps the darkest and least funny of his shorts.
85- Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007) - 8/10 - * - One of the best documentaries I've seen, although the subject matter is a bit fluffy.
86- Hard (1998) - 4.5/10 - * - Nice effort, but horrible acting drags it down. More in the 31 days thread.

Monday October 20th - Indie horror films, work, indie horror films, cat nap, work, indie horror films, cat nap... That's been my life the past 5 days. I'm loving it, although really need a full night's sleep tomorrow.

N/A- Mr. Video (2007) - 7/10 - * - Nice anti-piracy short.
N/A- Little Snaps of Horror (2008) - 7/10 - * - Watch it online thru the link.
N/A- Walker Stalker (2008) - 8/10 - * - Inventive and quite unique British short.
87- Bane (2008) - 5/10 - * - This apparently won awards at some film festivals. I feel sorry for the people who spent a weekend watching nothing better than this. Pretty mediocre ending to an otherwise fantastic film festival.
88- April Fool's Day (1986) - 6.5/10 - Original story, some decent scares. Haven't seen the remake yet. More in the 31 days thread.

Tuesday October 21st - After about 6 total hours of sleep over the past 5 days, I slept in today. The sleep deprivation was definitely worth it, as the film festival was great, and I hope to go to others in the future.

89- The Thing (1982) - 9.5/10 - One of the greatest movies made in the last 30 years, if not ever. Even if you take out the ground breaking special effects, remove all the alien/monster stuff, and make it just a film about men and isolation, it's still an amazing film. More in the 31 days thread.
90- The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998) - 7.5/10 - * - Nice 83 minute documentary on one of the ten best movies of all time.
91- Revolt of the Zombies (1936) - 3/10 - * - Too romantical.

Wednesday October 22nd - Had a sort of nightmare this morning. Normally wake up for work at around 0500 to my alarm. But today, I instead gradually wake up and notice daylight. Crap. Look at the flashing clock, power had gone out, it was after 0800, and I have to be at work by 0700.

92- The Evil Dead (1981) - 8/10 - Listened to this with the producer/director commentary. Is it just me or did Sam Raimi sleep thru half of this? He seemed to only talk when the producer dragged comments out of him. More in the 31 days thread.

Thursday October 23rd - All those days of no sleep have caught up to me, so now I'm actually sleeping. 12 hours of work, 2 hours of commuting, 7 hours of sleep, 1 hour of showering/eating/other necessities only leaves 2 hours a day for anything fun.

93- Psycho (1960) - 9/10 - Probably my favorite Hitchcock film, still need to watch/re-watch several of them to be sure. More in the 31 days thread.
94- The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) - 8/10 - Genuinely creepy film, from the performances to the subject matter.

Friday October 24th - A full weekend off with very few plans! I hope to get at least 10 films in this 3 day weekend.

95- The Mysterious Doctor (1943) - 7/10 - * - Lots of The Invisible Man and The Wolf Man in this fun little war-time thriller. A bit propaganda-ish perhaps, but some creepy settings and fine acting make it worth your while.
96- The Mummy (1932) - 7/10 - Perhaps my least favorite of the "big 5", at least when rating the original films only. I love it, but it just doesn't grab me as much as the other big 4 do. More in the 31 days thread.
97- The Unearthly (1957) - film 4/10, riff 7/10 - * - Very Ed Wood-ish, he is even given a disputed writing credit, so a horrible film, but slightly so-bad-its-good. Mike and the bot's riffing is average, and it had great eye candy. The three main actresses were a Miss America winner, a playmate of the month, and a Miss America contestant.

Saturday October 25th - A beautiful rainy day, sounds perfect for some film watching.

98- The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) - 8/10 - * - Happy to see that I have five more Corman/Poe/Price films to look forward to. I would say this film had some impact on Italian horror directors. More in the 31 days thread.
99- The Crow: City of Angels (1996) - 1/10 - * - What a total piece of crap. The worst film I've seen this month, or perhaps ever. The cast and crew should be ashamed of themselves. Vincent Perez is horrible as the lead, the plot is completely unoriginal, and the ending couldn't be more horrible.
100- Curse of the Demon (1957) - 8/10 - * - My first ever netflix instant watch, and my #100 for this challenge. I wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised to really enjoy this film. I'm pretty sure the version I saw was the re-titled and (slightly?) edited US version, and not the British original, Night of the Demon. Anyone have the original cut? Any major differences? What a great ending! Despite my vow to rent more and buy less, and the fact that I watch this online for free whenever I want as long as I keep Netflix, I plan to buy this DVD ASAP.

Sunday October 26th - Could have easily doubled my film output this weekend, but decided to do two other things instead. One, I decided not to ignore my friends and family quite as much as I had planned. Had some meals and NFL watching with some of them. Also, took advantage of some Best Buy coupons to stock up on $5 blu-rays, spending way too many hours in various Best Buys over the course of the weekend, although I did get to play some of the new Guitar Hero there, and scored 10 Blu-rays for $50. Now I just need a HD TV and a Blu-ray player.

100+ Horror of Dracula (1958) - 7/10 - * - May have seen parts of this on TV over the years, but this was my first full viewing. Great performance by Peter Cushing! I know that one could make these complaints on almost every horror movie, but little mistakes by the characters dampen this one quite a bit for me. So Peter Cushing absolutely knows that vampires are real, and knows the foolproof ways to stop them. But does he come prepared? No. He carries one cross, which he purposely leaves before running after Count Dracula! What?! If I were him, I'd have crosses in every pocket, several around my neck, and heck, I'd have them tattooed all over my body. I'd also have garlic stuffed in all my clothes and at least 4 holstered stakes/mallets. And Count Dracula, an intelligent being hundreds of years old, knows he's very vulnerable when in his coffin during the day. Does he take any steps to protect this location? No. At his castle his coffin is simply in the back house, just inside an unlocked door. So after barely surviving an attack in his coffin by his arch nemesis, he moves his coffin to the current home of this man, a foe who has vowed to kill him. Does he at least make a modest attempt to hide this coffin? No! It is plainly in sight just inside the unlocked basement door! More in the 31 days thread.
DVD- The Crow: Salvation (2000) - 4.5/10 - * - Citizen Kane compared to the dreck of the first sequel, but I'll still likely never watch these sequels again.
DVD- Scary Movie 4 - 4.5/10 - Didn't really want to watch this, but I wanted to spend some time with my niece. She doesn't like scary films, so this was the only "horror" film in my sister's collection that Jaime was willing to watch with me. I rated this one slightly higher last year on my first viewing, dropping it now.
DVD- Werewolf of London (1935) - 7.5/10 - * - Under-appreciated classic. This should be seen by any Wolf Man fan. Fine performances and effects, and some nice comedy elements make for an engaging time, the earliest (surviving) film version of a werewolf.
DVD- Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of the Wolf Man (1999) - 6.5/10 - * - Documentary hosted by John Landis is a bit too clip heavy and Universal-centric (but obviously I guess). Not part of my count.

Monday October 27th - Working, so won't get much in, but hope to rent a couple free horror titles since this is Redbox Free Monday. Oops, ended up finding some non-horror to rent this week, Mongol.

iPhone- Dead Men Walk (1943) - 6/10 - * - Mildly entertaining vampire story. The twin twist might have been original at the time. Dwight Frye, Renfield from 1931's Dracula, plays, guess what, a hunchback assistant. Good dual performance from George Zucco, nice quirky role for Fern Emmett, and a perhaps often copied fiery climax.
DVD- She-Wolf of London (1946) - 6.5/10 - * - Great to see a young and beautiful June Lockhart! Not much of a horror, more a mystery, and a decent one at that.
DVD- The Innocents (1961) - 8/10 - * - Wonderfully disturbing. Much more in the 31 days thread.

Tuesday October 28th - Decided to mix things up today and watch several different types of films in several different locations/medias. Including films that I was almost positive would be lousy turned out to be a lousy idea, as I was right.

DVD- Don't Torture a Duckling (1972) - 8.5/10 - * - The day started off very well as I experienced my first ever Fulci film. Appropriate that I started with Fulci's personal favorite of his films. Loved it. Great story, using about 7 different people as suspects in the murder mystery, most being quite compelling possibilities, which left me guessing up until the ending. Big thanks to edwardnortonfan and others for the suggestion. I'm definitely up for more Fulci, but given that this is regarded as his most linear (and best by many), I'll likely not like his others as much.
online- [REC] (2007) - 8.5/10 - * - Maybe I'm easily pleased by gimmicks, but I loved this "video." Wasn't expecting much once I saw that it was going to be all handycam, but after a few weak opening minutes, I was sucked in, and genuinely scared several times. I'll be seeking out the DVD for sure, and will try to catch the American remake Quarantine before it leaves theaters.
online- Shark in Venice (2008) - 1.5/10 - * - It was as bad as it sounds.
TV- Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) - 3/10 - * - Some decent gore, but not much else.
TV- The Mephisto Waltz (1971) - 7.5/10 - * - Had never heard anything about this somehow, surprising since I love the genre, Alan Alda (sort of), and Jacqueline Bissett. Loved it.
DVD- Black Sunday (1960) - 7.5/10 - * - Incredible gothic atmosphere. Thanks for getting me to watch my first Bava film Chad. Looks like many regard this one, his first as full director, as his best. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of his stuff. Loved "meeting" star Barbara Steele, nice that we got two of her films this week into the 31 days thread.

Wednesday October 29th - My last day of work this month. Planning to go out of town tomorrow, but will have my portable DVD player and films on my iPhone.

online- Dementia 13 (1963) - 7/10 - * - Another well done Roger Corman production, with Francis Ford Coppola cutting his teeth as a director.
online- White Zombie (1932) - 7/10 - What a lousy wedding day. Mediocre acting outside of Lugosi, but a well done story, one of the first full scores, and some notable cinematography. And hey, it's the first ever zombie movie! We all have to love it for that at least.
online- Maniac (1934) - 3/10 - * - Interesting in a historical perspective, as it may be the first exploitation film.
TV- The Black Room (1935) - 7.5/10 - * - My DVR is filling up, so I need to clear some of it out to clear space for the 24 hours of horror that TCM is starting tomorrow. Very happy to find this old Boris Karloff gem.
TV- Before I Hang (1940) - 7.5/10 - * - I think Karloff does a great job in this "dual" role. Wonderful little "B" picture, thanks to TCM for showing this and so many other great older gems as always.
TV- Almost positive I watched at least one more item before closing the night with Dracula, but I can't remember for sure. Went back to my no sleeping ways I'm afraid, looking forward to November.
DVD- Dracula (1931) - 7.5/10 - For this year's viewing, I listening to the commentary track from film historian David J. Skal. It looks like he has written several books that would interest all of us. Has anyone read any of these: Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen, The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror, Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning, V Is for Vampire: The A to Z Guide to Everything Undead, Screams of Reason: Mad Science and Modern Culture, Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween, Claude Rains: An Actor's Voice (2008)? Now that I'm slightly "movied out", I hope to read several books this month. More in the 31 days thread.

Thursday October 30th - Didn't sleep much Wednesday or Thursday nights, so got in more than planned. I've been recording tons of stuff off of TMC and other channels, my DVD burner has been in constant operation all month. It stopped working yesterday, guess I burned it out. Have let it sit for a few hours, tried different media, but it has weird hang ups and refuses to burn anything. But my DVR was 90% full, and TMC was airing tons of stuff that I didn't have on disc yet. So I had to get another DVD burner and scramble to keep up. Got as high as 97% full earlier today, with two films recording to my DVR as I was hurriedly burning things as quickly as possible to the new DVD burner. Think I'm home free now, below 90% and not much else in set to record tonight. So that's two multiple hundred dollar devices that I've bought for this challenge, and almost bought a PS3 to watch Halloween in hi def.

DVD- Dracula's Daughter (1936) - 5.5/10 - * -
DVD- Son of Dracula (1943) - 4.5/10 - * -
DVD- House of Dracula (1945) - 6/10 - * -
iPhone- Idle Hands (1999) - 8/10 - Not quite as funny as it could be, but a great concept and some hilarious bits make this my favorite modern horror-comedy. But to be honest, I'd probably give it a 7/10 for Jessica Alba alone.
DVD- Regreso a Moira (aka Spectre) (2006) - 7.5/10 - * -
theater- The Bat (1959) - 7.5/10 - * -
theater- Lycanthropus (aka Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory) (1961) - 6/10 - * -
theater- Quella Villa Accanto al Cimitero (aka The House by the Cemetery (1981) - 7/10 - * - I imagine this was heavily edited.
theater- Quarantine (2008) - 6.5 - * - [Rec] was much better. Why must we dumb things down for Americans?
DVD- Frankenstein (1931) - 9/10 - Another commentary listen for me, as I have seen this film countless times. Film historian Rudy Behlmer does a good job, lots of information, but it seems scripted and has little if any scene-specific information. More in the 31 days thread.

Friday October 31st - So this ended up being a marathon day of eclectic films, the randomness of it kept me focused. Ended with the classic right around midnight, and started another film, as I planned to just skip sleep again and marathon thru until dawn. But decided that perhaps a few hours of sleep before work would be prudent. So I can proudly say that I ended things at midnight-ish with one of the best horror films ever, Halloween.

TV- Dead of Night (1945) - 8.5/10 - * -
DVD- Adivina Quién Soy (aka A Real Friend) (2006) - 8/10 - * -
DVD- Cuento de Navidad (aka A Christmas Tale) (2005) - 8/10 - * -
DVD- La Habitación del Niño (aka The Baby's Room) (2006) - 8/10 - * -
DVD- Para Entrar a Vivir (aka To Let) (2006) - 7.5/10 - * -
DVD- The Haunted Strangler (1958)- 7.5/10 - * - Criterion did a great job on this Monsters and Mayhem set.
DVD- Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (2007)- 7.5/10 - * -
DVD- The Invisible Man Returns (1940)- 6/10 - * -
TV- The Office - Employee Transfer (2008) - 7/10 - * - Watched the Halloween episode with my kind-of girlfriend. Won't count it as I am compelled to save the last wildcard for something truly unique and special, something that I plan to watch every Halloween season for the rest of my life.
DVD- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)- 9/10 - (Wildcard #6, the original wildcard) - When I think of Halloween, this is the first thing that comes to mind. Originally airing just after my birth, I think that Charles Schulz wrote this and the Christmas special specifically for me.
DVD- Halloween (1978) - 9/10 - More in the 31 days thread.
DVD- Blood Legacy (aka Legacy of Blood) (1971) - ?/10 - * - Started the Cinematic Titanic version of this in the pre-dawn hours, but kept falling asleep. Not because it wasn't hilarious, but because I had gone almost 48 hours without sleep. Decided to stop rewinding it every 5 minutes and just watch it later. The Challenge should end on Halloween anyway.
iphone- Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)- 8/10 - Actually got an unexpected second wind after preparing for and getting into bed, so started this film. After awhile I thought, "What the heck are you doing Trevor? You have to be at work in 4 hours!" So I turned it off and got some much needed sleep.

Coding Key/Miscellaneous Statistics

DVD - 90
TV - 11
theater - 46
iPhone - 18
internet - 14

DVDs opened for this challenge - 34
DVDs bought for this challenge - 20
DVDs rented for this challenge - 6
$300 devices bought for this challenge - 2 (iPhone, DVD Recorder)
5 day film festivals attended for this challenge - 1
Nightmares during this challenge (normally never have them) - 2
Films per day/week
(Numbers here represent items that officially count. Above numbers more inclusive.)

Week 1 - 9+7+9+9+3+2+3 = 42
Week 2 - 4+4+1+5+5+2+5 = 26
Week 3 - 1+5+4+3+5+2+3 = 23
Week 4 - 1+2+3+3+4+3+6 = 22
Week 5 - 6+10+10 = 26
Initial Goals

1- 100+ items - completed on the 25th
2- the expanded checklist - completed on the 5th
3- don't spend too much money - Failed! Spectacularly.
4- don't let the challenge get in the way of my daily reading goals - Failed in a major way! Didn't read a single word outside of the computer, road signs, DVD labels, or food packaging all month. November will be the month of the book.
5- complete the 31 Films in 31 Days subset - completed
Wildcard #1 - The "original horror feature", Frankenstein (1910).
Wildcard #2 - Watched several old shorts to satisfy two of the Expanded Checklist decade items.
Wildcard #3 - Watched what I always found to be the scariest Star Trek (TOS) episode.
Wildcard #4 - A DVD collecting various host segments, promos, and interviews from Count Gore de Vol, a TV horror host, something very popular back in the 70s and 80s.
Wildcard #5 - Used this wildcard for a 5 day film festival.
Wildcard #6 - You can't have Halloween without the Great Pumpkin.
Expanded Checklist/Bingo Card spoilered below

The DVDTalk October Horror Challenge Expanded Checklist/Bingo Card

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
-X- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal, Le Monstre
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
-X- 1920 - Nosferatu
-X- 1930 - The Vampire Bat
-X- 1940 - The Corpse Vanishes
-X- 1950 - Bride of the Gorilla
-X- 1960 - Mad Monster Party
-X- 1970 - The Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- 1980 - Jaws the Revenge
-X- 1990 - Gamera trilogy
-X- 2000 - Shadow of the Vampire

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Frankenstein
-X- G - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
-X- PG - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- PG-13 - Jaws the Revenge
-X- R - Night of the Living Dead (1990)

-X- NC-17 - Man Bites Dog
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Flesh for Frankenstein, Last House on the Left
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Gamera trilogy

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Corpse Vanishes
-X- Lon Chaney Sr. - Phantom of the Opera
-X- Boris Karloff - Mad Monster Party
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Bride of the Gorilla
-X- Vincent Price - Scream and Scream Again
-X- Peter Cushing - Scream and Scream Again
-X- Christopher Lee - Scream and Scream Again
-X- Robert Englund - Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- Bruce Campbell - Darkman
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.

-X- First language, Spanish, La Culpa.
-X- Second language, Japanese, Jigoku.

-X- Third language, French, Man Bites Dog.

-X- Fourth language, Dutch, The Vanishing.
-X- Fifth language, music, Nosferatu.

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Nosferatu, Mad Monster Party
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein, Mad Monster Party
-X- Werewolf - Mad Monster Party
-X- Mummy - Mad Monster Party
-X- Invisible Man - Mad Monster Party
-X- Ghost/haunting - Phantom of the Opera, Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Suspiria
-X- Zombie - Night of the Living Dead (1968), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Return of the Living Dead (1985)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Man Bites Dog, Phantom of the Opera, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Gamera trilogy
-X- Documentary - Man Bites Dog
-X- Musical - Mad Monster Party

-X- Spoof/comedy - Mad Monster Party
-X- Revenge - Darkman
-X- Killer/evil doll - Trilogy of Terror
-X- Killer/evil animal - Jaws the Revenge
-X- Killer/evil child - Dawn, And the Children Shall Lead
-X- Giallo - Tenebre
-X- J horror - Jigoku
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Phantom Planet, Hobgoblins
-X- film and its remake - Night of the Living Dead (1968), Night of the Living Dead (1990)
-X- based on a video game - House of the Dead
-X- based on a novel - Frankenstein, Nosferatu
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - House of the Dead

-X- won an Academy Award, any category - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
-X- silent film - Nosferatu, Phantom of the Opera
-X- Criterion version film - Man Bites Dog, Jigoku
-X- with commentary - Shadow of the Vampire
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Gamera trilogy
-X- anthology film - Trilogy of Terror
-X- takes place on a holiday - Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later
-X- takes place in space - And the Children Shall Lead, Phantom Planet
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Jaws the Revenge
-X- animated film - Mad Monster Party
-X- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Living Dead (1968), Night of the Living Dead (1990)
-X- called "Return of the ..." - Return of the Living Dead (1985)
-X- called "Revenge of the ..." - Revenge of Iris
-X- called "Attack of the ..." - Attack of the Legion
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the Living Dead (1968), Night of the Living Dead (1990)

My 2007 Horror Challenge List

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Let's see if the 3rd year is the charm for hitting my goal of 31!! - I'm having trouble again with Red Sox postseason baseball.

I didn't make my goal yet again, but this is my best season to date, and enjoyed it hte most too. I took it slow, and watch movies when I wanted. Also, I picked up all the legacy dvds which I can't wait to work through. I only made it through all movies on the Creature (which is my favorite) - so I'll try to save some for next year. Another fun Halloween movie season!

2006 Results - GOAL: 31, Watched: 13
2007 Results - GOAL: 31, Watched: 12

GOAL: 31
Currently Watched: 16

1. Evil Dead (1981) - I haven't watched this or Evil Dead 2 for that matter in ages, being more of a fan of Army of Darkness. However, this was a good excuse to dust off the rubber book of the dead. I was surprised to find I didn't enjoy this much at all anymore. I just didn't' find it that funny or well done, I found it quite the opposite. It just felt like I was being hit over the head with lots of screaming and overly loud sound effects. I know I'm in the minority on this one.
Rating 2/5

2. Child's Play(1988) - I don't think I've seen this since I saw it at the theater as a kid. I remember enjoying it then, but some reason never wanted to watch, even though I received it as a gift years ago on dvd. I finally opened it, and must say I really found it fun. A pleasant surprise and one I will def watch more often now that I finally opened it. That little boy is such a great little actor ha
Rating 3/5

3. American Movie(1999) -WILD1- This might be stretching the rules for this title, but I don't even care since it's solely for fun in my case and will count it as my my first wildcard selection. This is a documentary about 2 crazy dudes from Milwaukee who are filming an independent horror film. This movie seems to get lots of panning on this board, but I love it. I find both guys really genuine, and very inspiring. They might be white trash etc. but they do what they love and I think that's great. No scares, but a numerous look at making a horror movie. You need to check this out if you've never seen it. Lots of references to old horror movies, and a little insight into the film making process.
Rating 4/5

4. Hatchet - Unrated Edition(2006) - I really enjoy this movie for what it is, a mess. Sure there isn't much plot, and the special effects aren't the greatest etc. but I give it credit for all the cameo's in the movie, plus some of the pretty entertaining kill scenes. My favorite is the girl who first gets the grinder to the face, then gets impaled on a shovel that's sticking out of the ground. Very entertaining, a good length 1:25ish, and paced wonderfully in my opinion. Sure it's not original, but it's fun.
Rating 3/5

5. Halloween- Unrated Edition(2007) - I had not seen this til I watched the workprint version that was leaked before the movie hit the theaters. I hated it then, and hated it even more now. Some of the child stuff was good, and Zombie as normal mixes in music wonderfully (I had to laugh with the love hurts song part) but this movie seemed to drag on forever. I found it all very bland, and something I will never revisit except for the purposes of a competition like this. Very, very disappointing.
Rating 1/5

6. Waxwork(1988)* - This is my first time viewing this title, and it will be my last. I'm a big fan of House of Wax both the original and remake etc. so I had high hopes for another Wax title, but found this almost unwatchable. It would have been unwatchable if it wasn't for the contest. I found it almost like a ripoff of the House and a really bad Ernest Scared Stupid - that's not good things, although I like them both. This cements that I won't watch part 2 also available for free on onDemand.
Rating 1/5

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - This is an example of almost perfect horror in my book. A cool concept, great deaths, and a good backstory. I didn't see this as a kid, but I was sure to see the sequels that did make the theater after I saw this on vhs. Watching this makes me want to try to find my Freddy doll that you could pull the cord to hear his catch phrases..
Rating 4/5

8. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) - I find this sequel highly enjoyable. I know it gets a bad rap at times, but find it the 3rd best of the series only after the original and part 3. Not high on scares, but vintage horror in my book, and anything with a 80's soundtrack is a blessing. I remember seeing this at the theater with my mom as a kid, memories like that are what me love horror, and the reason I do the competition.
Rating 3/5

9. House of Wax (1953) - I picked this up last year, loving to see the original versions of films remade. This is still a little dry to me, but I love Vincent Price and enjoy the mood of an older horror movie. I admit, that guy had some skills to make that wax face he would wear during the day supposedly. I really can't figure out where the 3d effect comes into play other then the guy hitting the ball and the credits. I wish it was possible to see these on the big screen as they were then.
Rating 3/5

10. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - This movie is perfect to me. I love everything about this movie from the music, acting (the boat captain is personal favorite of mine) to the sets. I can remember when this was on tv in 3d back when I was a kid. I remember that you could buy 3d glasses from 7-11s for like a buck a pair. I don't recall what was really in 3d, or how effective it was - but I would like to have the chance to check it out again in that format. Great flick and look forward to watching it's subsequent followups which surprisingly I've never seen.
Rating 5/5

11. Revenge of the Creature (1955)* - This is my first viewing of this, and enjoyed it quite a bit as a result. Overall I didn't find the movie great, but liked in seeing more of the creature from the black lagoon. I like how they immediately got to the creature, but him in an aquarium and busting out was far less scarer then taking him on, on his turf. This was a big step down, and the worst of the 3 in my opinion.
Rating 2/5

12. Black Christmas (1974) - I always hear praise about this movie and still don't get it. I've seen it multiple times and enjoy it a little more each time, but I still find it fairly boring etc. This is a 100X better then the remake, but that's not saying much. It's a watcher for the challenge, and for no reason other then it's tied to Christmas.
Rating 3/5

13. The Creature Walks Among Us (1955)* - Again this was my first viewing and the last movie on my Creature Legacy disc I just purchased. I rank this above 2, but worst then 1. I found the concept interesting, and thought the monster really was played well. I really hated the ending, but then again the ending in 1 and 2 was bad also..
Rating 4/5

14. Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (2000)-WILD2-* Really thorough and great documentary on all 3 of the Creature flicks. I just love the creature movies the best, and really enjoyed seeing many of the actors/actresses were they were today.
Rating 3/5

15. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)-WILD3- I haven't seen this in years, and I know I'm going to be called crazy - but I didn't enjoy it very much. I could just do without the whole snoopy Red Barron storyline. It just felt far to long and slow.. It's great to see a classic again, but not one I'll watch every year like most.
Rating 2/5

16. . The Shining (1980)-WILD- - I love this movie, although it's very frustrating trying to figure out the ending and various parts. The music is the movie, well that and Jack. Great movie all around, love the maze scene at the end.
Rating 4/5

Not counted since I used up my WILDCards - Roseanne Halloween Episodes dvd (Misc)-WILD- - I love these, and watch them every year. I'm still surprised they issued this disc, because I think people would buy the regular season discs just for these episodes. Great holiday cheer although they really fall off with the last few. They still make me wish I would decorate my house like a haunted house.
Rating 4/5

* My first time watching the movie.
-WILD- Denotes wildcard selection

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Well, I fell behind towards the end, due to being sick. Oh well. At least I beat last year.

Last Year: 20
Goal: 31
Currently Watched: 28

First Time Viewing
Wild Card

1. The Wolf Man (1941)
2. Dracula (1931)
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

4. Suspiria (1977)
5. Black Christmas (1974)


6. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

7. Nosferatu (1922)

8. The Evil Dead (1981)
9. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987)
10. Army Of Darkness (1993)
11. Freaks (1932)

12. Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
13. The Execution Of Mary, Queen Of Scots (1895)

14. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)



15. Psycho (1960)


16. The Omen (1976)

17. Phantasm (1979)


18. Frankenstein (1931)

19. Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
20. Christine (1983)
21. The Howling (1981)
22. Tenebrae (1982)

23. Carnival Of Souls (1962)


24. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)






25. House On Haunted Hill (1959)

26. Dracula (1979)

27. Carrie (1976)



28. Halloween (1978) (Extended Cut)

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - The Execution Of Mary, Queen Of Scots
--- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal
--- 1910 - 
--- 1920 - Nosferatu
--- 1930 - Dracula
--- 1940 - The Wolf Man
--- 1950 - House On Haunted Hill
--- 1960 - Psycho
--- 1970 - Suspiria
--- 1980 - A Nightmare On Elm Street
--- 1990 - The Nightmare Before Christmas
--- 2000 - 

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Wolf Man
--- G - 
--- PG - The Nightmare Before Christmas
--- PG-13 - 
--- R - Black Christmas (1974)
--- NC-17 - The Evil Dead
--- X - Evil Dead II (original rating)
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Suspiria

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - Dracula
--- Lon Chaney Sr. - 
--- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein
--- Lon Chaney Jr. - The Wolf Man
--- Vincent Price - House On Haunted Hill
--- Peter Cushing - 
--- Christopher Lee - 
--- Robert Englund - A Nightmare On Elm Street
--- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead
--- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween

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 - Dracula
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
--- Werewolf - The Wolf Man
--- Mummy - 
--- Invisible Man - 
--- Ghost/haunting - Carnival Of Souls
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Suspiria
--- Zombie - The Evil Dead
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Black Christmas (1974)
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - 
--- Documentary - 
--- Musical - 
--- Spoof/comedy - Army Of Darkness
--- Revenge - A Nightmare On Elm Street (Freddy's getting revenge on those who killed him by attacking their children; I'll count it)
--- Killer/evil doll - 
--- Killer/evil animal - 
--- Killer/evil child - 
--- Giallo - Tenebrae
--- J horror - 
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - 
--- film and its remake - 
--- based on a video game - 
--- based on a novel - Dracula
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - 
--- won an Academy Award - The Omen (1976; Best Original Score)
--- silent film - Nosferatu
--- Criterion version film - Carnival Of Souls
--- with commentary - 
--- film and at least two of its sequels - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army Of Darkness
--- anthology film - 
--- takes place on a holiday - Black Christmas
--- takes place in space - 
--- takes place on or under the sea - 
--- animated film - The Nightmare Before Christmas
--- 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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2007: 101 films watched


** = first time viewing

Wednesday, October 1st:
1. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
2. Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2 (1987)
3. What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)
4. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)

Thursday, October 2nd:
5. The Black Cat (1941)
6. Man Made Monster (1941)
7. Horror Island (1941)
8. Night Monster (1942)
9. Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Friday-Sunday, October 3rd-5th:
Nothing (off to Disneyland for Gay Days!)

Monday, October 6th:
10. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
11. Mad Monster Party (1969)
12. Corpse Bride (2005)
13. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Tuesday, October 7th:
14. Ed Wood (1994)
15. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
16. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Wednesday, October 8th:
17. The Invisible Man (1933)
18. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
19. The Invisible Woman (1940)
20. Invisible Agent (1942)
21. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Thursday, October 9th:
22. The Nanny (1965)
23. Trog (1970)
24. Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
25. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Friday, October 10th:
26. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?** (1969)
27. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
28. The Sixth Sense (1999)
29. Beetlejuice (1988)
30. The Addams Family (1991)
31. Addams Family Values (1993)

Saturday, October 11th:
32. The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
33. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Sunday, October 12th:
34. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)
35. The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant** (1971)
36. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
37. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Monday, October 13th:
38. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
39. Revenge of the Creature (1955)
40. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
41. The Mummy (1932)
42. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
43. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
44. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
45. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

Tuesday, October 14th:
46. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
47. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
48. Vamp (1986)
49. Return to Horror High (1987)
50. Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)
51. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)
52. Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)

Wednesday, October 15th:
53. Psycho (1960)
54. Psycho II (1983)
55. Psycho III (1986)
56. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
57. Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Thursday, October 16th:
58. Dracula (1931)
59. Dracula (Spanish Version) (1931)
60. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
61. Son of Dracula (1943)
62. The Wolf Man (1941)
63. She-Wolf of London (1946)
64. Werewolf of London (1935)

Friday, October 17th:
65. The Omen (1976)
66. Omen II: Damien (1978)
67. Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
68. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
69. The Omen Legacy (2001)
70. The Omen (2006)

Saturday, October 18th:
71. White Pongo** (1945)
72. The Savage Girl** (1932)
73. Law of the Jungle** (1942)
74. Nabonga** (1944)
75. The White Gorilla** (1945)
76. The Gorilla** (1939)
77. Bride of the Gorilla** (1951)

Sunday, October 19th:
78. The Ape** (1940)
79. The Ape Man** (1943)
80. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla** (1952)
81. The Picture of Dorian Gray** (1945)
82. A Bucket of Blood** (1959)
83. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Monday, October 20th:
84. Child's Play** (1988)
85. Child's Play 2** (1990)
86. Child's Play 3** (1991)
87. Bride of Chucky (1998)
88. Seed of Chucky (2004)

Tuesday, October 21st:
89. Witchfinder General (1968)
90. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
91. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
92. Theater of Blood (1973)
93. Madhouse (1974)
94. Vincent Price: The Sinister Image (1988)

Wednesday, October 22nd:
95. Tales of Terror (1962)
96. Twice Told Tales (1963)
97. Asylum (1972)
98. Trilogy of Terror (1975)
99. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Thursday, October 23rd:
100. The Bride** (1985)
101. Witchboard (1986)
102. Dead of Winter (1987)
103. The Attic Expeditions (2001)

Friday, October 24th:
104. Final Destination (2000)
105. Final Destination 2 (2003)
106. Final Destination 3 (2006)
107. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
108. House of Wax (1953)

Saturday, October 25th:
109. Village of the Damned (1960)
110. Children of the Damned (1963)

Sunday, October 26th:
111. The Other (1972)
112. Sisters (1973)
113. Angel Heart (1987)

Monday, October 27th:
114. They Live (1988)
115. Raising Cain (1992)
116. The Frighteners (1996)
117. The House of Usher (2006)

Tuesday, October 28th:
118. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
119. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
120. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
121. Carnival of Souls (1962)
122. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Wednesday, October 29th:
123. Frankenstein (1931)
124. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
125. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
126. Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
127. Young Frankenstein (1974)

Thursday, October 30th:
128. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
129. House of Frankenstein (1944)
130. House of Dracula (1945)
131. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

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Looks like I'm gonna finally lift my "No-rerurn clause". But only for certain selections. There's still a lot of movies that I want to see for the first time.

(Challenge #'05 repeat) 1.Nosferatu (1922) (Art Zoyd score)
2. Vegas Vampires (2003)
3. Drácula contra Frankenstein (1972)

12 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 3 musical performances, 1 vampire bonfire
4. Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
5. The Burning (1981)
6. The Giant Claw (1957)

24 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 1 dead dog
7. Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
8. Rattlers (1976)
9. Suspiria (1977)
10.Don't Look in the Basement! (1973)

32 dead bodies, 2 breasts, 1 (Real) dead dog, 1 dead chicken, 1 dead bat
11. In a Dark Place (2006) Darn you, Leelee Sobieski. You take a bath 4 times during this movie and not one boob never pops up.
12. The Devil-Doll (1936)
13. Beast of Blood (1971)

41 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead snake, 5 nightmare/hallucination sequences
14. Night of the Lepus (1972)
15. Student Bodies (1981)
16. A Blade in the Dark (1983)

27 dead bodies, 2 breasts, 2 dead horses, Over a dozen dead giant rabbits, 1 musical performance.....And 1 dead fly
17. Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)
18. Nurse Sherri (Original Version) (1978)
19. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

18 dead bodies, 16 breasts, 5 hallucination scenes,1 musical performance
20. The Tripper (2006)
21. Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
(Challenge #'06 repeat) 22. Re-Animator (1985)

43 dead bodies, 14 breasts, 2 dead dogs, 1 dead cat, 2 drugged-influence trip out sequences, 2 musical performances
23. Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)
(Wildcard #1) 24. Philosophy of a Knife (2008) All 4 frickin' hours of it
25. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (Tom Weaver audio commentary on during the underwater sequences)
26. SS Camp: Women's Hell (1977)

54 dead bodies, 22 breasts, Over 20 scenes of graphic torture
27. The Day of the Triffids (1962)
28. Strangler of the Swamp (1946)
(Challenge #'05 repeat) 29. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

27 dead bodies, 9 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 hallucination, 1 nightmare ("50/50")
30. Drive-In Massacre (1977)
31. The Gruesome Twosome (1967)
32. The Beast Within (1982)

18 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 tormented flashback,1 groovy 60's beach party
33. The Funhouse (1981)
34. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
35. Psyched by the 4D Witch (A Tale of Demonology) (1972)
36. Masters of Horror-"Family" (2006)
37. The Night Evelyn Came out of Her Grave (1971)

25 dead bodies, 10 breasts, 7 hallucination scenes, 1 annoying theme song, 1 dance performance
(Challenge #'06 repeat) 38. Freaks (1932)
39. Monster A Go-Go (1965)
40. Black Mamba (1974)
41. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
42. The Maid (2005)
(Challenge #'07 repeat) 43. Slaughter Hotel

34 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 2 dance sequences, 1 initiation chant, 1 ritual dance
44. Jaws 2 (1978)
45. Raw Meat (1972)
46. Shivers (1975)

31 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 2 dead rats, 1 dead killer whale
47. Beyond The Door (1974)
48. The Cell (2000)

4 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 3 journeys into a subconscious nightmare world, 3 dead goldfish
49. The Mad Monster (1942)
50. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)
51. Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) (1969)

17 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 1 dead dog
52. The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
53. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) (MST3K version)
54. Eaten Alive (1976)
55. Stacy (2001)

20 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 2 dead dogs, 1 group-catfight, 1 nod to George Romero, 1 nod to Bruce Campbell
56. Don't Go in the House (1980)
57. The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)

9 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 (Real) dead fox, 2 hallucination scenes
58. Halloween (2007)
59. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (2006)

30 dead bodies, 9 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 dead rat, 1 dead cat, 1 dead coyote, 4 animated sequences
60. Premature Burial (1962)
61. Night Train to Terror (1985)

22 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead frog, 3 outstandingly bad 80's music/dance sequences, 2 claymation attacks
62. Grindhouse (2007) (3-Hour Theatrical Cut)
63. Blood Freak (1972)

180 dead bodies, 10 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 (Real) dead turkey, 1 drug-influenced hallucination, 5 narrator interuptions
64. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1953)
65. The Fury of the Wolfman (1972)
66. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
67. The Strangers (2008)
68. Werewolf Woman (1976)

29 dead bodies, 7 breasts, 1 ritual dance, 1 dead chicken, 1 "Made-me-jump" moment
69. Tarantula (1955)
70. Frankenstein (1910)
71. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
72. The Gate (1987)
73. Living Dead Girl (1982)

99 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead pigeon, 1 dead cow, 1 French villa party
74. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
75. Squirm (1976)
76. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
77. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

24 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 6 nightmare sequences
78. The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
79. The Wasp Woman (1959)
80. The Abandoned (2006)

13 dead bodies, 3 breasts, 1 dead cat, 1 hallucination scene, 1 alternate reality fantasy
81. Peeping Tom (1960
82. The Boogeyman (1980)
83. Silenty Night, Deadly Night (1984)

25 dead bodies, 10 breasts, 3 nightmare sequences
84. Strait-Jacket (1964)
85. The Messengers (2007)
86. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)
87. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

32 dead bodies, 2 breasts, 1 dead chicken, 1 dead crow, 1 dead dog, 2 musicial sequences
88. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
89. Lady Frankenstein (1971)
90. Devil Times Five (1974)
(Challenge #'05 repeat) 91. Vampyr (1932)

28 dead bodies, 10 breasts, 1 out-of-body experience
92. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
93. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
(Wildcard #2) 94. Kiss Me Quick! (1964)
95. Ganja & Hess (1973)

24 dead bodies, 28 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 dead giant insect, 1 dead muskrat, 1 (Real) dead monkey, 1 (Real) dead pig, 1 (Real) dead turtle, 1 (Real) dead crocodile, 6 hallucination scenes, 1 primal scream
96. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
97. Doctor Gore (1973)

47 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 2 stock-footage sequences
98. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
99. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
100. Dead of Night (1945)
101. The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)

8 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 1 dead fox, 1 dead cat, 1 dead cow, 3 nightmare sequences
(Challenge #'05 repeat)102. Dracula (1931)
(Challenge #'06 repeat)103. Frankenstein (1931)
(Challenge #'05 repeat)104. The Wolf Man (1941)
105. The Devil Bat (1940

106. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

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October 1

October 2

October 3

October 4
1. Death Note

October 5
2. House of Whipcord

October 6

October 7

3. Pumpkinhead

October 8

October 9
4. Saw IV

October 10

October 11
5. Don't Look Now

October 12
6. The Flesh and Blood Show
7. The Halfway House
8. Dead of Night

October 13
9. Cannibal! The Musical

October 14
10. Quarantine

October 15
11. Fido
12. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

October 16
13. Psycho (1960)
14. Peeping Tom

October 17
15. Otis

October 18
16. Cannibal Holocaust

October 19
17. The Wizard of Gore (1970)

October 20

October 21

October 22
18. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

October 23
19. Home Sick

October 24

October 25

October 26
20. Bram Stoker's Dracula
21. Monster on the Campus

October 27
22. The Cat O' Nine Tails

October 28

October 29
23. Do You Like Hitchcock?

October 30

October 31
24. Christine
25. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
26. Phenomena

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1. The Giant Claw (TCM recording)
2. Night of the Lepus (TCM recording)
3. Halloween (dvd)
4. Halloween 2007 (dvd)
5. Halloween II (dvd)
6. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (dvd)
7. The Thing (dvd)
8. The Mist (dvd)
9. Black Sunday (dvd)
10. Cult (dvd)
11. Prom Night (dvd)
12. Lust for Dracula (dvd)
13. Night of the Comet (dvd)
14. The Signal (dvd)
15. The Eye (dvd)
16. Last House on the Left (dvd)
17. Trilogy of Terror (dvd)
18. Vampyres (dvd)
19. House of Wax (dvd)
20. May (dvd)
21. Burnt Offerings (dvd)
22. Frankenstein (1931) (dvd)
23. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) (dvd)
24. Bride of Frankenstein (dvd)
25. Saw (dvd)
26. Saw II (dvd)
27. Saw III (dvd)
28. Saw IV (dvd)
10/14 - 10/23
Not a damn thing, unfortunately.
29. The Happening (dvd)
30. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (VHS)
31. Saw V (theater)
32. Pumpkinhead (dvd)
33. Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings (dvd)
34. Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (dvd)
35. Pumpkinhead 4 - Blood Feud (dvd)
36. The Reaping (dvd)
37. Candyman (dvd)
38. Homicidal (TCM recording)
39. Peeping Tom (TCM recording)
40. Psycho (dvd)
41. Vampyr: Der Traum des Allan Grey (TCM recording)
42. The Strangers (dvd)
43. Invisible Ghost (dvd)
44. Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain (dvd)
45. Zombie Strippers (dvd)
46. Werewolf of Washington (dvd)
47. Shaun of the Dead (dvd)
48. Black Sheep (dvd)
49. Cujo (dvd)
50. Quarantine (theater)

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Last Year: 61 This years goal: 62 Second Goal: 100 Third Goal: 122

Oct 1st
1. Nosferatu (DVD-R) * 70/100
2. The Woods (DVD) * 82/100
3. Wrong Turn (DVD) 66/100
4. execution of mary stuart (computer) * 50/100 WILDCARD 1
le chaudron infernal * 50/100
Frankenstien 1910 * 50/100

Oct 2nd

5. The day the world ended (dvr)* 55/100
6. The Legend of Hell House (dvd) * 62/100
7. Shadow of the Vampire (dvd-r) * 81/100

Oct 3rd

8. Suspiria (dvd) 85/100

Oct 4th

9. Raw Meat (dvr) * 80/100
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street (dvd w/ Commentary) 90/100

Oct 5th

11. Night of the Living Dead (dvd) 80/100
12. The Beast Within (dvr)* 68/100
13. Return of the Living Dead 2 (dvr) 65/100
14. Invaders from mars (dvr) 72/100

October 6th

15. The Shining (dvd-r) 88/100

October 7th:

16. reanimator (dvd) 95/100

October 8th

17. Creature from the black lagoon *(dvr) 70/100

October 9th
18. The Devils Rejects (dvd) 82/100

October 10th
19. Only go there at night * (theatre) 70/100 * SPECIAL NOTE* local indy movie that i acted in for a brief scene. Played a farmer and cut someones head ff.

Oct 11th

20. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (dvd) 80/100

October 12th

21. Freaks * (DVD-r) 66/100
22. Mortuary *(DVD) 55/100
23. Mulberry Street (sci-fi) 60/100
24. The Mummy's Tomb *(dvr) 63/100

Oct 13th
25. Friday the 13th (dvd) 74/100
26. My Bloddy Valentine *(dvr) 62/100
27. 13 Ghosts * (dvr) 53/100

Oct 14th
28. The Wolfman *(dvr) 82/100
29. Friday the 13th Part 2 (dvd) 54/100
30. Friday the 13th Part 3 (DVD) 55/100

oCT 15TH
31. Friday the 13th part 4 (dvd) 52/100
32. Friday the 13th part 5 (dvd)

Oct 19th

33. Terror Firmer (dvd) 45/100
34. Critters (dvd) 52/100
35. Killer Clowns from Outerspace (dvd) 58/100
36. 2001 Maniacs (dvd) 53/100

Oct 25th

37. Childs Play (dvd) 54/100
38. Child's Play 2 (dvd) 59/100
39. The Thing (dvd) 78/100
40. Bride of Reanimator (dvd) 51/100

Oct 26th

41. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (monsters hd) 51/100
42. Final Destination 2 (dvd) 62/100
43. Cutting Class * (Showtime) 25/100 and thats for Brad Pitt's roundhouse kick to open a door.

Oct 27th

44. Before I hang * (TCM)

Oct 28th

45. Vampyr *(dvr) 50/100
46. Tinoterra *(dvr) 3/100 might be the worst movie ever
47. Vampire Lovers *(dvr) 62/100
48. Countess Dracula *(dvr) 60/100

Oct 29th

49. Capt. Kronus Vampire Hunter *(dvr) 55/100
50. Saw 5 *(Theatre) 65/100
51. Dracula rose from the grave *(dvr) 56/100
52. The day the earth stood still *(dvr) 52/100

Oct 30th
53. It's the great pumpinkin charlie brown *(dvr) 50/100
54. Food Network Challenge Pumpkin Carving*(dvr) 50/100
55. Pumpkinhead (showtime) 62/100
56. Hannibal Rising (showtime) 65/100

Oct 31st

57. Student Bodies (dvr)50/100
58. Saw 2 (dvd) 55/100
59. One Missed Call *(dvr) 43/100
60. Reba Halloween Special *(wildcard, tv) 50/100 WILDCARD 2
61. Freddy vs Jason (dvd) 60/100
62. Saw 3 (dvd) 55/100

Body Count: 394 and 10 Vampires,1 rabbit, 2 bats, 5 dogs, 2 cat(1 twice), a bunch of sharks, 1 sea turtle, 2 manta rays ( Tinoterra used real animals)
Boob Count: 78(or 39 pairs)
Butt Count: 14
Full Nudity: 12( but 1 is REAL gross)
First time Viewing ( uses *):30/62
Average: 49%
Un-Opneded DVD: 4/23
Average: 12%
AFWPD: (Average FIlm Watched Per Day):2

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - execution of mary stuart
--- 1900 - le chaudron infernal
--- 1910 - Frankenstien
--- 1920 - Nosferatu
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 - Mummy's Tomb
--- 1950 - The Day the world ended
--- 1960 - Night of the Living dead
--- 1970 - The Legend of Hell House
--- 1980 - A Nightmare On elm Street
--- 1990 - Terror Firmer
--- 2000 - The Woods

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Nosferatu
--- G - Creature from the black lagoon
--- PG - The legend of hell house
--- PG-13 - Critters
--- R - The Woods
--- NC-17 - Terror Firmer
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Friday the 13th:Uncut
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Re-animator

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - The Wolfman
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff - Before I hang
--- Lon Chaney Jr. - Mummys Tomb
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing - Vampire Lovers
--- Christopher Lee - Raw Meat
--- Robert Englund - A Nightmare On Elm Street
--- Bruce Campbell - The Woods
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, (German), (Vampyr).
--- Second language, (Spanish), (Tinoterra).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - Nosferatu
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein 1910
--- Werewolf - The wolfman
--- Mummy - Mummys Tomb
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting - Legend of Hell House
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Woods
--- Zombie - Return of the living dead 2
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Wrong Turn
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - the day the world ended
--- Documentary - Welcome to the jungle
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy - Student Bodies
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal - Tinoterra
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel - Nosferatu ( Dracula)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film - Nosferatu
--- Criterion version film - Vampyr
--- with commentary - A Nightmare On ELm Street
--- film and at least two of its sequels - Friday the 13, Part 2, part3, Part4, Part 5
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday - My Bloody Valentine
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea - Tinoterra
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the living dead
--- called "Return of the ..." - Return of the Living Dead 2
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the living dead

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Oct 1
1)Halloween ('07)-thought I'd start this year off with this one, then end with the original Halloween. This is my third viewing, and it's still my least favorite Zombie movie. Obviously it doesn't come close to the original, but it still does have some genuinely creepy moments (Laurie crawling in the attic, while Michael destroys it with a 2x4).
2)Child's Play-I was born in 86, and I was never afraid of Freddy or Jason, but Chucky scared me to death until I was about 12. There's still some pretty good scare scenes here, like the moment Andy's mom realizes Chucky has no batteries, and Chucky choking the cop in the car. This is also my first time watching it in WIDESCREEN, horray for the new dvd!
3)The Mummy ('32)-First time watching this classic. Almost perfect, but I still prefer Frankenstein just for it's man vs science theme.

Oct 2nd
4)Pumpkinhead-Loved it! The relationship between the father and son is really developed, and you get the feeling how far the father will go to get vengeance. Great creature design!
5)Child's Play 2-This is the first time watching it as an adult now, and I enjoyed all the black humor. "Goddamn women drivers!" Glad to see Chucky got a lot more screen time, and what a sailor's mouth he has!
6)Phantasm-Wow, definately impressed by this one. Considered a horror classic, and this was my first time seeing it, what's wrong with me? Very original, creepy, and loved the theme.
7)Night of the Living Dead ('68)-A classic, every modern horror film has some reference to this in some way or another.

Oct 3rd
8)Saw 1-Ushered in a new age of horror. Undeserving of 4 sequals, but easily the best in the series. I do love Billy the Puppet though, I have a 30 inch replica myself.
9)Child's Play 3-At this point, Damballa has to be like "give it a rest, Charles". It loses the humor found in the second entry, tries to be scary and fails. Replacing paint ball with live rounds is the only part that made me laugh.
10)Bride of Chucky-2nd best in the series. Great blend of horror and comedy, it doesn't take itself seriously, and mmmmmm Jennifer Tilly...*drool*
11)Seed of Chucky-Originally I wasn't planning on watching this one, but it's been a while since I watched it last and why not just finish the series? To sum it up, it's crap. The jokes were forced and unoriginal, the only thing that got me to smirk was Redman directing a "Bible Epic". We do get some nudity for the first time in the series, unfortunatly it isn't from Ms. Tilly. The whole Glen/Glenda plot was dull.
12)I Spit On Your Grave (aka Day of the Woman)-Yikes! It's been called a lot of things, my favorite is the "Worst movie ever made" by Ebert. I don't agree with that, it is hard to watch, but it does offer the most agonizing scene to watch in exploitation history. This was my 2nd time watching it, the cheering by the friends during the rape scenes are still hard to listen to. Who's more depraved, the victim or the rapists?

Oct 4th
13)The Descent-Creepy, dark, and amazing! Easily in my top 5 horror movies of the past 10 years. It's original, claustrophobic, and chilling. Great spook film.
14)Saw 2-I want to say I hate it, but honestly it's probably my favorite out of the sequals. Why? Because it develops the story of John, tells of his origin and how he became who he is. The twist ending was good. This was the first Saw movie I saw in theaters.

Oct 5th
15)Dracula ('31)-My 2nd favorite Universal Monster movie. Bela Lugosi is a legend, his eyes are the star of the movie.

Oct 6th
16)Saw 3-I remember seeing this one in theater, more people cringed at the brain surgery scene than any of the traps. Starting to get a little dull at this point, ending isn't as shocking as either of the previous two.
17)Critters-Fun movie, watched this for the first time last Oct challenge. Good amount of humor, but still has the sense of being a true horror film. I love the Crite looking at the ET doll!
18)2001 Maniacs-Now this is everything I could want in a horror film! Good amount of T&A (notice how I list this first?), good make-up effects, unique kills, and Robert Englund!

Oct 7th
19)Tremors-seen this a million times, mostly on tv. It's one of the best B creature movies around. Great cast and a great creature design.
20)Frankenstein ('31)-Easily my favorite Universal monster movie. So many iconic scenes, the "It's alive!", little girl with flowers and the climax at the end in the windmill. Love the nature vs science theme, raises a lot of ethical issues still debated today.

Oct 8th
21)Saw 4-Havn't watched this one since I saw it in theaters. It made much more sense to me this time after watching Saw 3 recently, I had no idea they both occur simultaneously. I liked it better than 3, we get a lot more scenes of John's past and see how he got his start.
22)Slither-Another of my top 5 favorite horror movies from the past 5 years. Perfect blend of comedy and horror. Good puppet effects mixed with CGI and animatronics. Nathan Fillion and the mayor stole every scene they were in. The dialogue is amazing!
23)Scream-Been a while since I've watched the whole thing. Re-invented the slasher genre for a new generation, all the while making fun of itself. I love the little nods to Craven, like the janitor wearing the Freddy sweater, and one character saying the original Nightmare was a masterpiece, while all the sequals sucked. Loved Jamie Kennedy's character, his character reminded me of myself in high school.

Oct 9th
24)Wishmaster-The djinn is the Emperor Palpatine of the horror world. I loved seeing Robert Englund, Kane Hodder and Tony Todd in this one, except this time they're the ones who all get killed off.
25)Nightmare Before Christmas-First time watching the new dvd, what an improvement! Sound is great, and finally anamorphic! Absolutely a classic, in my top 5 Disneys. I have the soundtrack, and proud to admit I know the lyrics to every song.
26)Wishmaster 2-Not nearly as good as the first. I hate when religion enters in movies, and here the protagonists turns to religion for help. There was one unforgettable death scene though, in which a lawyer has sex with himself....yep, you read that right.

Oct 10th
27)Tremors 2-Seen this one a bunch of times on tv. Not nearly as good as the first, but still cheesy sci-fi monster goodness. The loss of Kevin Bacon sucks, but at least we still have Burt and Earl back.
28)The Last Man On Earth ('64)-The only good thing that came out of seeing I Am Legend last year was I heard about this movie. What an improvement over the Will Smith version! Story is closer to the book, it's not overloaded with CGI, and Vincent Price gives an amazing performance. Loved the backstory of his wife and daughter. You can tell Romero borrowed heavily from this movie, and in my opinion, the "vampires" here are scarier than in NotLD just for the fact they can taunt you, "Come out, Morgan!"

Oct 11th
29)The Black Cat ('41)-Very good mystery film, plays out like a Scooby doo episode with secret passages and such. Don't know why Bela Lugosi is billed as the star, he has a very minor role.
30)Scream 2-I don't agree with it being claimed as a bigger, badder sequal. At this point you know they're just keeping people alive for a sequal. Still ok though, better than most slashers out there.
31)The Omen ('76)-Wow, first time watching this one and was very impressed. I LOVED the latin chanting for the death scenes, just fits so perfectly. I imagine this film was pretty shocking back in the 70's. The death scenes reminded me of Final Destination.
32)Hills Have Eyes ('06)-One of the best horror remakes of recent. After the fifty minute mark, it has a fast pace and is unrelenting. In my opinion, outshines the original.
33)Man Made Monster ('41)-VERY similar to Frankenstein. Another science turns man into monster, monster is misunderstood type movie. It was enjoyable, just nothing astonishing.

Oct 12th
34)Tremors 3-Horrible. The cgi was awful, and the idea to make a second evolution of the graboids into ass-blasting creatures with wings was downright embarrasing for the series. Nothing good came out of this one.

Oct 13th
35)Scream 3-At this point, I am SICK of the Gail/Dewey relationship. So glad it's over. Weakest of the trilogy, but a good wrapup of the series I guess. Loved the Jay and Silent Bob cameos.
36)Leprechaun-Oh how much I loved seeing Jennifer Aniston run around in tight, jean shorts. It's been years since I've seen this last, and I forgot how funny it is. The leprechaun really gets around in this movie via different modes of transportation, whether it be a wheelchair, mini toy car, tricycle, even rollerblades! The pogostick death scene was unique, and sticks out from the rest. On the fright scale it fails miserably, but on the comedy scale it shines.
37)Alligator-Campy creature flick fun. Love the rampage at the party near the end of the movie.

Oct 14th
38)Tremors 4-Very campy, and just marginally enjoyable. Thank goodness Michael Gross is back, his character was the saving grace of the movie.
39)Leprechaun 2-What a fun movie this is. Lots of one liners, and I just love Warwick Davis's laugh and how excited he gets. The drinking scene was priceless, as well as the Michael McDonald (from MadTV) cameo. "Gold Card, Visa, Master, I'd prefer cash, but maybe you're a little short." *laughs histerically*

Oct 15th
40)Leprechaun 3-one word: hilarious. Warwick Davis is amazing, these movies are so campy I don't know why more people don't like them. The scene with Elvis and seeing Leprechaun in a nurse's outfit had me laughing out loud. Add to this all the rhymes Leprechaun makes, it's just one incredibly funny movie.
41)Omen 2-Uh oh, Damien's going through an identity crisis. Based on the dvd cover, I thought most of it was gonna focus on Damien in military school, but not even close. Most of it focuses on the Thorne business and family life. Was suprised to see Lance Henrickson in this movie.

Oct 16th
42)Critters 2-I'll be damned if this isn't more enjoyable than the first. This is Mick Garris's directoral debut, and he really added a lot to the series. Seeing some nudity was quite the suprise, but always welcome. Good to see some characters from the first come back, like Charlie, Brad, the Sheriff and the two bounty hunters come back.
43)Omen 3-Hated the ending, am I the only one that was rooting for Damien to rule over earth? I laughed at the baby murders, but then again I am a psychopath.
44)The Lost Boys-Awesome vampire movie. Keifer Sutherland is the coolest vampire ever. He may not have Legusi's eyes, but everything else is spectacular. The grandpa is another great character, I feel less loved knowing my grandpa never gave me any stuffed dead animals.
45)Event Horizon-Creepy, chilling atmosphere. Sam Neill is great in his role, as well as Laurence Fishburne. I liked the storyline, a ship that's been beyond the universe to something worse than Hell. Loaded with gruesome imagery that's similar to something out of a Hellraiser flick.

Oct 17th
46)Night of the Demons-Fun demonic movie. The demons were done really well, they were creepy and had some good makeup. This movie gives hope to all black characters in horror movies.
47)Hatchet-Great fun and a perfect throwback to all the slasher flicks of the 80's. The gore is plentiful and the kills are memorable. Like Evil Dead, it proves you can have a good movie despite a low budget.
48)Psycho ('60)-First time seeing this! Anthony Perkins does an amazing job, I love how he can quiver his lip and chin giving him a nervous appearance. Fine performance! The soundtrack is legendary, I found myself rewatching the opening credits after the movie was over just to listen to the theme.
49)Cannibal Holocaust-Not a fan of the material per se, but a fan of what it represents. It's divided into two parts, the first being a search and rescue team in the jungle trying to find out what happened to the original crew. While they don't find the crew in the best of shape, they do happen to find their recordings in tact, and so the rest of the film focuses on whether or not they should publish this documentary. This is true horror, but still compared to what goes on in the world on a daily basis, it's tame. Who are the real savages, the native tribes or us?

Oct 18th
50)Ginger Snaps-Obviously I know the movie is a metaphor for a girl's transition into puberty, but it was still pretty good. How emo the girls were at the beginning was annoying. For teenagers, these girls are really good at covering up dead bodies, I think even the mob could learn something from them.
51)Psycho 2-Geeze what a cop-out plot twist at the end. They turn Norman into a sympathetic victim here, and I guess we're supposed to feel sorry for him. I didn't like this sequal, it dragged on and it was wierd seeing Dennis Franz play something other than a cop.

Oct 19th
52)Psycho 3-Almost put me in a coma. Boring and offered nothing new. They wrapped everything up in the last 3 minutes of the film, I had to ask myself "wait...what?"
53)The Mist (B&W version)-Wow, infinately times better than the colorized version. I watched the colorized version when the dvd first came out, so this was my first time watching it in B&W, and what an improvement it is, almost like an entirely differently movie. Gone is the ridiculous looking CGI. The Mist is another one of my favorite horror movies in the past 5 years. It does a brilliant job in establishing the horror within ourselves and the human race. Darabont does a great job establishing the characters, if there was ever a character to hate, it is Mrs. Carmody.

Oct 20th
54)Monster Squad-Never saw this as a kid, but it's still mighty enjoyable even in my 20's. Great comedy, a fun story and great creature makeup by Stan Winston. Scary German Guy's bitchin!
55)Psycho 4-Didn't think it was THAT bad, but still kind of a pain to sit through and still better than 3. John Landis sticks out in his role, I noticed him immediately. The ending brings some closure to the series, but I'm willing to bet anyone that it's only a matter of time before we get a Psycho 5 dealing with Norman's offspring.

Oct 21st
56)Killer Klowns From Outer Space-A favorite of mine and one I grew up with. It's the definition of B grade, campy horror. Lots of funny moments, great make up/costume effects, and a good theme song. Will always be a cult classic.

Oct 22nd
57)Return of the Living Dead-Really does an amazing job capturing the essence of the 80's in both the soundtrack and clothes/wardrobe. An unofficial "sequal" to Night of the Living Dead, it really has a lot of funny moments, but at the same time offers true gore. Tarman is an interesting creation.
58)Silent Night, Deadly Night-A psychology study on what sends a man over the edge? Ok, maybe not, but still a classic that combines two holidays into one bloodbath.
59)The Exorcist (Theatrical Version)-I've seen the Version You've Never Seen, but this was the first time for me watching the theatrical version. A powerful movie with a message and theme. It's not just a horror movie, it has a lot more to offer. A classic that will never be rivaled and will never age.

Oct 23rd
60)Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('74)-Easily in my top 5 horror movies of all time. The dinner scene is just purely one of the most unsettling horror scenes of all time. There's some really nice shots too, like the intro with the corpses, as well as the final shot of Leatherface swinging his chainsaw around. A masterpiece for the genre.
61)An American Werewolf in London-Easily the best werewolf movie in the past 20 years or so. John Landis is a great director, he really knows how to add subtle humor to what is otherwise a bloody horror flick.
62)Dead Alive-Any true gorehound's wet dream come true. As much as I love Peter Jackson doing epics like LotR and King Kong, I really wish he'd return to to his roots doing black horror. I dare you to watch the park scene and not laugh.

Oct 24th
63)Videodrome-Two words: Stomach vagina. The first time I watched this movie, I was probably one of thousands who asked "WTF?" after finishing it. This time, everything made sense. I'll definately watch this again in the future with James Woods' commentary.
64)Suspiria-The best thing to come out of Italy since pizza and Mario. Goblin's score is legendary. Great movie all around and the first death scene is the perfect way to start a horror movie.
65)The Devil's Rejects-Another of my top 5 horror movies in the past 5 years. One thing that I think Zombie did perfectly is how veiwers can either choose to root for the Sheriff or the Firefly clan. I personally chose to root for Sheriff Wydell, just because I thought Forsythe did an amazing job and I loved a lot of his quotes. It was nice to throw in a tribute to Matthew McGrory at the end as well. The ending scene with "Free Bird" playing is very memorable.
66)Horror Island ('41)-I enjoyed this one. Likeable characters, hidden treasure, a lurking phantom, hidden passages all on a secluded island withing an ancient castle.
67)Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2-It's been years since I've watched this one, so has my opinion changed? Nope, not one bit, it still sucks. Seriously, I hate this movie. Everything is just annoying to me, whether it be the two buddies in the car at the beginning, or all the screams and shouts from Stretch. Even Bill Moseley's voice is annoying in this one. Leatherface's dance with the chainsaw at the end of the first movie is iconic, here it's just pathetic and annoying. There are two positives: Tom Savini's makeup, and the chainsaw dual between Leatherface and Dennis Hopper. I possibly consider this the worst dvd in my collection.

Oct 25th
68)The Fly ('86)-My favorite Cronenberg film. Jeff Goldblum is a really interesting and smart man, I think he is the celebrity I would most like to meet one day. The story is great, I like to consider myself a scientist, so I can relate to Goldblum's character. As usual, the makeup effects are phenomenal, Cronenberg makes it look so easy. Overall, along with Carpenter's The Thing, it's the best horror remake.

Oct 26th
69)Sleepy Hollow-I can't think of anyone better to bring this grim tale to life than Burton. The casting was great, who doesn't enjoy Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman? Still, after reviewing the short story in a college class and gaining a greater appreciation for it, I can't enjoy all the stuff Burton decided to add to the last hour. The whole witchcraft and controlling the Horseman plot brings it down.
70)Secret Window-Another average, run of the mill Stephen King adaptation that just happens to star mega-huge star Johnny Depp. What I like best about this movie is the lifestyle that the main character leads. Sleep in all day, frequent naps, lay around in a bath robe all day, etc. John Turturro is great too, "You stole my story"
71)From Beyond-Gordon scores again adapting a H.P. Lovecraft story. Worth seeing just for Barbara Crampton in a dominatrix outfit. Jeffrey Combs and Ken Foree are both horror icons, so seeing them together is a dream come true.
72)Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('03)-How can a remake with more gore and torture be less terrifying than the original? Simple, it loses just about everything else. There's nothing shocking here, it's just an updated version with today's gore. Gone is the upsetting dinner scene, gone is the feeling of dread. Basically I watched this just so I can know what to expect for the new Friday the 13th remake coming out next year. I have a feeling it will be a direct carbon copy of this, trading a chainsaw for a machete.

Oct 27th
73)The Exorcist 2-A sequal so bad I won't even consider watching it ever again. Really, all we learn here is the demon's name that posessed Regan, which is Pazuzu. There is literally nothing to this movie, scenes just drag on for an eternity, the acting is stale and shallow, and there is 0 scare factor. Nothing, not even one jump scene! Just what the hell is a synchronizer anyways? I don't believe in psychic forces at all, and unfortunately, it plays a big role in this movie.
74)Re-Animator-Easily in my top 10 horror movies of all time. Everything is perfect here, I love Jeffrey Comb's character as the cocky, arrogant med student who has no regard for authority. The cat scene always gets a laugh. The only thing that bugs me is how closely the theme resembles that of the theme from Psycho. Anytime I bring up horror movies to friends, I always recommend this as it seems to be unkown to many people sadly.
75)Bride of Re-Animator-Pretty decent follow up, but terrible dvd presentation and in desperate need of a special edition. We have more of Dr. West this time, and again, all of his lines are great and quotable. Definately can't come close to matching its predecessor, but it was entertaining. Herbert's creations reminded me a lot of that South Park episode where the evil scientist Dr. Mephisto created the four-assed monkey.

Oct 28th
76)Candyman-Not the first time I've seen it, but it's been way too long to remember the majority of the story. Tony Todd is at his A game here, his voice is perfect for the urban legend character he plays. Virginia Madsen is my older woman attraction, she is way hot in this movie, especially the scene where she takes off her clothes covered in blood during the strip search (does that make me a psychopath? I'm attracted to a woman covered in blood??)
77)Army of Darkness-Campy, fun classic! Forget all the gore and horror of the first two, and throw in all the campiness you possibly can. While it's a funny movie, and I guess good end to the trilogy, still remains my least favorite in the trilogy. Every line that comes out of Bruce's mouth is highly quotable here.

Oct 29th
78)Carrie-Seen quite a few times on tv, but never the full thing on dvd. Thus I was quite suprised at the nudity during the beginning shower scene. This is my 2nd movie from a Stephen King novel featuring a crazed, religious nutcase. I'm beginning to suspect Mr. King isn't very religious. I loved the slow build to the pig blood dropping scene.
79)Beyond Re-Animator-Ahh Herbert West, making the Best Buy geek squad outfit look cool. It's an ok sequal, but still the worst in the trilogy. There's some good gore and make-up effects, but still pales in comparison to the first. The story is ok, as Dr. West finally finds a way to bring humanity back into his re-animated corpses, but of course not without unintended side effects.
80)Captive Wild Woman ('43)-Lions, tigers, and monkey turning into an attractive woman, oh my! Great use of archival footage of lions and tigers intertwined with the movie. I'd say better than your average mad scientist story, but still not one of Universal's best.
81)Cujo-What's that, your kids keep begging you to get them a dog, but you don't want to? Well problem solved, throw Cujo into the dvd player. Yes, I know it has a mother and child being stuck in a car for like 20 minutes, but there's still some tension. Also serves as an educational film for vet school students, as it describes in detail the symptoms of rabies. If you see a mouth foaming, run for the hills!

Oct 30th
82)Exorcist 3-INFINATELY times better than Exoricst 2. Still doesn't compare to the original Exoricst, but how many horror films can? Still, characters are brought back from the first and the story takes place in the same town years later. The first hour and ten minutes is similar to something out of David Fincher's Zodiac, in that bizarre murders take place with no evidence left behind. It isn't till late in the film do we start getting some relation to possesion/demonism. I give Blatty credit, he did a great job adapting and directing a movie from his own work.
83)Nightmare on Elm Street-Wes Craven's greatest contribution to the horror genre. There are lots of freaky visuals found throughout, all of which still hold up by today's standards. A very young Johnny Depp is found here, and even here he is stealing the show with the best death scene. I loved Freddy in this one, he's more evil here, no jokes like the comedian he would become in the sequals. Robert Englund is iconic, a true horror legend that can never be replaced.

Oct 31st
84)The Others-I place this in my top 10 favorite horror movies. Great atmosphere, creepy setting, and a great ghost story. The thing I like most about this is the sound, turn up your surround sound and you will get quite a few jump scares. For a horror movie, it really has a touching, beautiful ending.
85)The Shining-Absolutely perfect horror movie. I watched it with a friend, and actually pointed out all of the symmetry found throughout, a Kubrick trademark. Nicholson is phenomenal, even when he's just staring into the camera he's creepy. The opening scene with the helicopter view is breathtaking. In my top 5 horror movies.
86)American Psycho-In my top 10 favorite movies of all time. This is my favorite Bale role, I don't care how famous he becomes after being Batman, he is always Pat Bateman to me. This movie is very quotable, and there's so many great scenes (the business card, etc). Perfect blend of black comedy mixed with satire describing life in the 80's.
87)Halloween ('78)-Always have to end the month of Oct with this classic. Easily my favorite horror movie of all time, it's utterly flawless. I love every scene, from the opening zoom-in of the pumpkin during the credits to the stalking shots of Michael in the background. Carpenter is a great composer as well, the theme is just as famous as the movie is.

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October 1st:

1. Psycho (1960)
2. The Most Dangerous Game
3. Pulse (2006)

October 2nd:

4. The Giant Claw
5. The Living Ghost
6. Nosferatu (1922)

October 3rd:

7. The X-Files episode 75 "Home" - Wild Card
8. Häxan
9. The Ghoul (1933)
10. Dee Snider's Strangeland

October 4th: A Full Day of Freddy

11. A Nightmare on Elm Street
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
13. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
14. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
15. Wes Craven's New Nightmare

October 5th: Slasher Sunday

16. The Burning
17. Madman
18. Going to Pieces: The Rise & Fall of the Slasher Film - documentary
19. Halloween (1978)

October 6th:

20. I Am Legend
21. Equinox
22. The Ghost Train (1941)

October 7th:

23. Videodrome
24. The Shining
25. Alice, Sweet Alice
26. Alien The Director's Cut

October 8th:

27. American Psycho
28. The Frighteners
29. Goosebumps episode 52 "One Day at Horrorland" - Wild Card

October 9th: Chilling with Chucky

30. Child's Play
31. Child's Play 2
32. Child's Play 3

October 10th: Creatures of the Night

33. Fright Night
34. Blood For Dracula
35. Dracula 2000
36. 30 Days of Night
37. Dracula (1979)
38. Dracula vs. Frankenstein

October 11th:

39. Underworld
40. House of Exorcism
41. Scanners
42. Night of Dark Shadows

October 12th:

43. Bubba Ho-Tep
44. Dominion: A Prequel to the Exorcist
45. Jeepers Creepers

October 13th: I've Got Ed Wood

46. Night of the Ghouls
47. Bride of the Monster
48. Plan 9 From Outer Space

October 14th: Have Fun Storming the William Castle

49. House on Haunted Hill (1958)
50. 13 Ghosts (1960)
51. The Tingler

October 16th:

52. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
53. Dead Silence
54. Eaten Alive

October 17th:

55. The Maid
56. Carnival of Souls
57. Silence of the Lambs

October 18th:

58. Young Frankenstein

October 19th:

59. End of Days
60. Vault of Horror
61. The Breed
62. House of Usher (1960)
63. Berserk
64. Wicked, Wicked

October 20th: Babysitting Jobs from Hell

65. Rosemary's Baby
66. Omen IV: The Awakening
67. Hell Girl episode one "From Beyond the Twilight" - Wild Card
68. Hell Girl episode two "The Possessed Girl" - Wild Card
69. The Omen (1976)

October 21st: Texas Chainsaw Tuesday

70. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
71. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
72. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
73. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
74. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Octber 22nd:

75. King Kong (1933)
76. The Mysterious Doctor
77. The Return of Doctor X

October 23rd: Dial Z for Zombie

78. White Zombie
79. I Walked With a Zombie
80. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies!!?
81. Zombie Honeymoon
82. Resident Evil: Extinction

October 24th: Day with the Dead

83. The Return of the Living Dead
84. Dawn of the Dead (2004) - unrated cut
85. George A. Romero's Land of the Dead - unrated cut
86. Dawn of the Dead (1978) - international cut a.k.a Zombi and a few other titles

October 25th:

87. Cat People (1942)
88. Kairo a.k.a Pulse (2001)
89. The Funhouse
90. Isle of the Dead

October 26th: Universal Horror

91. Creature From The Black Lagoon
92. The Wolf Man
93. House of Dracula
94. Frankenstein (1931)
95. Universal Horror - documentary

October 27th:

96. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
97. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
98. The Mystery of the Wax Museum
99. Silent Hill

October 28th:

100. Grindhouse - theatrical cut
101. The Body Snatcher
102. Homicidal
103. The Black Room (1935)
104. Before I Hang
105. Vampyr (1932)

October 29th:

106. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - Wild Card
107. The Seventh Victim

October 30th:

108. The Unknown (1927)
109. Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro a.ka. Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell
110. Strait Jacket (1964)
111. Mr. Sardonicus
112. The Tomb of Ligeia
113. The Invisible Man (1933)
114. The Mummy (1932)

October 31st:

115. Resident Evil
116. House of 1000 Corpses
117. The Devil's Rejects
118. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
119. House of Frankenstein
120. The Devil Bat
121. Mark of the Vampire
122. Freaks
123. Kongo

Final Stats:

films: 116
TV episodes: 4
documentaries: 2
TV specials: 1

Boris Karloff: 8
Robert Englund : 8
Bela Lugosi: 7.5
Lon Chaney Jr.: 4
Vincent Price: 4
Ken Foree: 4
Bill Moseley: 3.5

William Castle: 6
Val Lewton: 5
Tobe Hooper: 4
George Romero: 3
Tod Browning: 3
Ed Wood: 3

Well that was an interesting experience for my first time. I didn't set any official goals for myself but I did want to watch at least one movie everyday and technically I didn't even do that. Still I really out performed my expectations. I had a good pace going but there were moments where I felt like I was crashing. I could have watched a bit more if I really tried but I couldn't bring myself to do it. For example I originally planned to finish off with Freaks, but then I read the challenge doesn't end until dawn but all I could squeeze in was Kongo.

I didn't discover too many new favorites. The best movies were the ones I already knew I enjoyed such as classics like Psycho and The Shining, and personal favorites like Bubba Ho-Tep and, House of 1000 Corpses. I watched some of the Universal Monsters movies that I loved and also some of the not-that-great-but-still-fun sequels that I haven’t seen in years.

I did come up with new takes of some movies I had seen before like the original Halloween. I always thought it was a very good movie and I respected it for the influence it had but it wasn't until my most recent viewing that I really appreciated its' greatness. Also I think the Child's Play movies hold up pretty well. I know the general thought is that they became better when they became comedies but I prefer when they were played straight with a subtle sense of humor.

Of the movies that were new to me there were some pleasant surprises like The Ghost Train which was pretty funny but barely a horror movie, The Burning, The Funhouse and The Return of Doctor X which has Humphrey Bogart as an undead doctor who lives off the blood of the living. I need to watch Videodrome a few more times. I liked it I'm just not sure I understood it. I also think I'm addicted to Vincent Price. I could listen to him read the dictionary.

I didn't watch any particularly awful movies. There were some that are so bad they're good. Strangeland is a movie from the '90s about the dangers of body piercing and the internet. Blood for Dracula is worth watching to see Udo Kier vomit copious amounts of blood. And Dracula vs Frankenstein has J. Carrol Naish giving a lecture about the nature of fear in the middle of a carnival funhouse.

The worst movies were the dull ones. I couldn't maintain my focus during the '79 Dracula. Frank Langella has the charisma of a doorstop. The American remake of Pulse was one of the first movies I watched and it was pretty weak. I later watched the Japanese original and while it's a much deeper and more nuanced film than the remake it really isn't that much of a better one.

All in all I had a lot of fun, but at this point I'm undecided if I'm going to participate again next year.

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----October 1----
1. Curse of the Black Widow - A woman was nearly bitten to death by spiders as a baby. This causes her to become a spider at night and eat people. A made for TV movie that was putting me to sleep before the final act where it picked up some

2. Bad Ronald - Crazy boy living in the walls after killing of a ginger. Watched it as a kid on TBS and now my wife got to watch it. I still liked it for what it was.

----October 2----
3. Mazes and Monsters - 3 college kids decide to do the one thing that turns Tom Hanks insane...play live action Dungeons and Dra...er...Mazes and Monsters. Wife fell asleep during this one. Can't blame her but I had to make it to the end just to see him go crazy.

4. Nightmares Come at Night - 3 things can always be found in a Jesus Franco film: Female nudity, long senseless panning of the camera(I once identified a movie I was watching as his within the first 5 minutes because of this), and excess zooming(Once you notice it, it'll drive you insane).

There are 2 things that aren't always found in his movies: Good pacing(most of them), Good female nudity(his later films).

For the Jesus Franco drinking game: 1 drink for each zoom(in or out). 1 drink for each camera pan. You'll be dead within 5 minutes.

5. Full Moon High - Teen Wolf rip-off only this time it's football.

6. The German Chainsaw Massacre - This time it's German

7. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini - It was watchable

----October 3----
8. Cinematic Titanic: The Wasp Woman - Probably the best CT episode yet. Pretty much had the feel of a MST3K episode with the right movie and jokes.

9. The Alchemist - Some sort of love story that goes on through generations and has a curse thrown in. Eh.

10. Kongo - Remake of the silent Chaney movie. Not bad/Not great.

11. The Headless Ghost - 3 kids trapped in a haunted mansion have to help the headless ghots. Short and boring.

----October 4----
12. Eko Eko Azarak 3 - So boring. Worst movie so far.

13. Exorcismo - Kind of like that movie called The Exorcist. Only more boring.

14. Naked Evil - A British voodoo gang movie

15. Psycho Cop Returns - Wasn't that bad for a silly killer movie but the DVD had crappy cuts that took out a lot when it came to the violence

16. Guess What Happened to Count Dracula? - Forgettable but still not the worst movie I've watched this challenge

17. Dracula the Dirty Old Man - You're wrong if you thought this would make a good family movie. Dracula sends out the wolfman to kidnap women so the Count can molest their breasts.

18. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake - Skull collector and head swapper.

19. Diary of a Madman - Slow start but got much better in the second half

----October 5----
20. Shrieker - Dull story but at least it wasn't super long. The end just kinda came and went. If you get the symbol you die,
This includes the monster that kills whoever has the symbol

21. Dial D for Demons - Started out pretty good but went down the drain towards the end as they started wrapping everything up really quick.

22. Voodoo Island - Decent film with Karloff as a rich TV guy that learns voodoo is real

23. Arcade - Perfect movie if you want to crash on the couch and watch something lightweight. Stars Ralphie from A Christmas Story and Seth Green in a movie where if you die in the game you live in the game.

24. Devon's Ghost: Legend of the Bloody Boy - Too close to call to say if this is the worst movie I've watched so far. A little boy grows up and doesn't understand what's going on. To cope with this, he attaches a circular saw blade to a baseball bat and kills people.

25. Count Yorga, Vampire - Just another vampire movie

----October 6----
26. Within The Woods - wildcard

27. Call of Cthulu - silent film based on the squid.

----October 7----
28. Blacula - Decent, but some of the scenes played out like Count Yorga, only in different order.

29. Ghostbusters - Watching this reminded me how good it was and how far it fell after seeing parts of the sequel, over and over, on Comedy Central over the years.

30. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Little monsters live in the wall and terrorize the lady that moves in. Could've been good but had a poor ending.

----October 8----
31. The Fly(original) - Help me!!! Help me!!!

32. Mad Monster Party - Puppets attacking each other, just like Frosty the Snowman

33. Mikey - Little kid kills parents for whatever reason he has at the time, gets adopted to new parents, repeat. I enjoyed it.

34. Deathdream - Like Uncle Sam only this time it's Vietnam. A dead soldier returns home and does what he does best, killin'.

35. Return of the Fly - Decent sequel

----October 9----
36. Brain Damage - Liked the Basket Case reference

----October 10----
37. Mutator - Mutant cats go crazy. Eh.

----October 11----
38.Death Spa - A gym gets possessed by the owners dead wife.

39. Come To Me My Love aka Haunted Pussy - Guy catches his woman screwing another guy. He shoots both of them and then himself. A new girl moves into the apartment and the ghost of the guy that shot everyone screws her. The guy also kills everyone else that screws the girl. The next door neighbor also has sex a bunch of times and by the end of the movie, she has sex with her also. In the end the girl kills herself at the urgings of the ghost and they walk off together after he says, "Come to me my love". This movie is what a real "horror porn" is, not something like Hostel. Just because there's a penis doesn't make it a porn movie, this one has the sex. The sex is half the movie yet somehow there's also a story to it.

40. Don't Go In The Woods Alone - Crazy guy in the woods killing people. I liked it. They were fairly inventive with the traps compared to other comparable movies.

41. The Crimson Cult - Reminded me a little of Wicker Man

After October 11th when I dropped out/slowed down
42. The Terminator
43. Garden of the Dead
44. Buttcrack
45. Unhinged
46. X The Unknown
47. Rituals
48. Forced Entry
49. Play Motel
50. Behind Locked Doors
51. Queens of Evil
52. Rings of Fear

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Kongo
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - The Headless Ghost
-X- 1960 - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
-X- 1970 - Curse of the Black Widow
-X- 1980 - Mazes and Monsters
-X- 1990 - Eko Eko Azarak 3
-X- 2000 - Devon's Ghost: Legend of the Bloody Boy

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Kongo
--- G -
-X- PG - Full Moon High
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - The Alchemist
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Nightmares Come at Night

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
-X- Vincent Price - Diary of a Madman
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee - The Crimson Cult
--- Robert Englund -
-X- Bruce Campbell - Within The Woods
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, French, Nightmares Come at Night.
-X- Second language, German, The German Chainsaw Massacre.

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Guess What Happened to Count Dracula?
-X- Frankenstein - Mad Monster Party
-X- Werewolf - Full Moon High
-X- Mummy - Mad Monster Party
-X- Invisible Man - Mad Monster Party
-X- Ghost/haunting - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Alchemist
-X- Zombie - Deathdream
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The German Chainsaw Massacre
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Shrieker
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - Full Moon High
-X- Revenge - The Alchemist
--- Killer/evil doll -
-X- Killer/evil animal - Mutator
-X- Killer/evil child - Bad Ronald
--- Giallo -
-X- J horror - Eko Eko Azarak 3
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Cinematic Titanic: The Wasp Woman
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - Bad Ronald
--- 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 -
-X- animated film - Mad Monster Party
--- 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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01 October:
001) Piranha
002) A Nightmare On Elm Street
003) Kiss of the Vampire

02 October:
004) Horror Express
005) Blood for Dracula
006) Black Sunday (1960)

03 October:
007) Kill Me Tomorrow
008) Frogs
009) Bloody Pit of Horror
010) The Blood Beast Terror

04 October:
011) Sleepy Hollow
012) Phantom of the Opera (1943)
013) Nosferatu (1922)
014) House By the Cemetery
015) Female Vampire

05 October:
016) Horror Hospital
017) The Fall of the House of Usher
018) Dr Phibes Rises Again
019) The Beyond (Fulci)
020) The Abominable Dr Phibes

06 October:
021) WHip and the Body
022) The Pit and the Pendulum
023) Frightmare
024) The Evil Dead
025) City of the Living Dead

07 October:
026) The Thing With Two Heads
027) Monster From the Ocean Floor
028) Demonia
029) The Bloody Judge

08 October:
030) Countess Dracula
031) Vampire Circus
032) Twins of Evil
033) The Uncanny
034) Hands of the Ripper
035) The Monster

09 October:
036) Sleepaway Camp
037) Sleepaway Camp II
038) Sleepaway Camp III
039) Sleepaway Camp IV

10 October:
040) Dawn of the Dead (European Version)
041) Dawn of the Dead (U.S. Theatrical Version)
042) Dawn of the Dead (Extended Version)

11 October:
043) The House that Dripped Blood
044) The Beast Must Die
045) Asylum
046) Dr Terror's House of Horrors
047) And Now the Screaming Starts

12 October:
048) Hellraiser
049) Hellraiser II
050) Hellraiser III

13 October:
051) Inseinoid
052) Prey
053) Satan's Slave
054) Terror
055) It! (Curse of the Golem)

14 October:
056) The Beast In the Cellar
057) Witchfinder General
058) Blood On Satan's Claw
059) The Body Stealers
060) Virgin Witch
061) The Haunted House of Horror

15 October:
062) House of Mortal Sin
063) House of Whipcord
064) Die Screaming Marianne
065) The Comeback

16 October:
066) The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll
067) Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
068) Scream of Fear
069) The Brides of Dracula

17 October:
070) The Curse of the Werewolf
071) The Evil of Frankenstein
072) The Black Cat (1934)
073) The Raven
074) Murders In the Rue Morgue

18 October:
075) Phantasm
076) Phantasm II
077) Phantasm III
078) Phantasm IV

19 October:
079) The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
080) Tombs of the Blind Dead
081) Return of the Evil Dead
082) The Ghost Galleon
083) Night of the Seagulls

20 October:
084) Trauma (Argento)
085) Sacred Flesh
086) House On the Edge of the Park
087) Chamber of Horrors
088) The Cave

21 October:
089) The Card Player
090) Touch of Death
091) Pet Sematary
092) Fangs of the Living Dead
093) Dead Birds

22 October:
094) House On Hunted Hill (1959)
095) Frankenstein's Bloody Terror
096) The Crazies
097) Boa vs Python

23 October:
098) Macabre
099) Long Weekend
100) From A Whisper to a Scream
101) Dawn of the Mummy
102) The Asphyx

24 October:
103) The Wasp Woman (1960)
104) Attack of the Giant Leeches
105) Shock (Schock)
106) Night Train Murders
107) I Walked with a Zombie
108) The Body Snatcher

25 October:
109) I Spit On Your Grave
110) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
111) The Omen (1976)
112) Matango: The Mushroom People
113) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

26 October:
114) Creepshow
115) Rabid
116) Fright
117) Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell
118) The Flesh and the Fiends

27 October:
119) Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega)
120) Torso
121) Horrors of the Black Museum
122) The Giant Spider Invasion
123) Candyman
124) Alien

28 October:
125) Shock Waves
126) Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
127) The Crawling Eye
128) Blood From the Mummy's tomb
129) Baby Blood

29 October:
130) The Masque of the Red Death
131) Premature Burial

30 October:
132) Mr Sardonicus
133) The Gorgon
134) Torture Garden
135) Dead of Night
136) The Incredible Melting Man
137) The Thing From Another World

31 October:
138) The Freakmaker
139) Count Yorga, Vampire
140) The Return of Count Yorga
141) The Navy vs the Night Monsters
142) Haute Tension
143) Dog Soldiers
144) Horror of Dracula
145) Tales That Witness Madness

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1) Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) "The bitch try to suck me like I'm a forty ounce of malt liquor."
2) A Polish Vampire in Burbank (1984) "Is that Polish?"
3) Vampires: Los Muertos (2001) "This is how you make a living?"
4) Near Dark (1987) "Those people back there, they wasn't normal. Normal folks, they don't spit out bullets when you shoot 'em."
5) Reign in Darkness (2001) "My first priority was to keep my heart in my chest."
6) Nosferatu (1922) "..."


7) Shadow of the Vampire (2000) "If it's not in frame, it doesn't exist."
8) Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) "Hören sie! Hören sie! Die kinder der nacht diese musik macht."
9) The Hunger (1983) "You said forever. Neverending. Do you remember?"
10) The Addiction (1994) "You can't kill what's dead. Eternity's a long time. Get used to it."
11) The Vampire (1957) "I guess you ain't had no excitement since Abe Hibble axed his mother-in-law."


12) Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971) "What you couldn't have known is the hippies were riddled with acid."
13) Un Gatto nel Cervello (1990) "Mr. Fulci, what's wrong?"
14) The Black Cat (1981) "Hypnotized by a cat! Are you mad, Gorley?"
15) The New York Ripper (1982) "Quack. Quack."
16) Suspiria (1977) "Turn the blue one!"
17) Phenomena (1984) "I love all insects."


18) Night Monster (1942) "A little knowledge of the occult is dangerous. Unless it's used for good, disaster will follow its wake. That is constant law."
19) Man Made Monster (1941) "What is one life compared to this discovery?"


20) Night of the Living Dead (1968) "Yeah they're dead, they're all messed up."
21) Dawn of the Dead (1978) "Grandad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, 'When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.'"
22) Diary of the Dead (2007) "Fuckin' mummies get all the girls."
23) Day of the Dead (2007) "Hey buddy, slow down!"
24) Garden of the Dead (1973) "Formaldehyde's never hurt anyone."


25) Pet Sematary II (1992) "You bury your own."
26) The Mist (2007) "The day I need a friend like you, I'll just have myself a little squat and shit one out."
27) 1408 (2007) "Eight dollars for beer nuts. This room is evil."
28) Thinner (1996) "Did he touch you? Did the old man touch you?"
29) The Shining (1980) "Come and play with us, Danny."


30) Re-Animator (1985) "I gave him life."
31) Bride of Re-Animator (1989) "This is no longer just about reanimating the dead. We will create new life."
32) Beyond Re-Animator (2003) "This experiment is over."
33) Dagon (2001) "Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!"


34) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) "We've just begun to learn about the water and its secrets."
35) House of Wax (1953) "I'm going to give the people what they want: Sensation. Horror. Shock."
36) Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) "Go away, I've had enough of you!"
37) Friday the 13th Part III (1982) "Asshole."


38) Duel (1972) "Fill it with Ethyl."
39) Gargoyles (1972) "Better go with her man, one of those 'gar' things is gonna get her."
40) The Norliss Tapes (1973) "I'm into the book. Deep into it. But uh, it's on, on tapes. A series of tapes. When you hear them you'll understand."
41) Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) "You shouldn't have opened it up, Mrs. Farnham."
42) Death at Love House (1976) "I want the world to know the evil, ugly witch that Lorna Love really was."
43) Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) "Now, you remember what we did the last time? We played a game. The hiding game. Remember?"


44) Cult of the Cobra (1955) "The cobra goddess will avenge herself! One by one you will die!"
45) Captive Wild Woman (1943) "I see you're not truly a scientist at heart, Miss Strand. The things we're trying to do, one must be daring."
46) Horror Island (1941) "Leave the castle. Leave the castle."
47) The Black Cat (1941) "He thinks he's Sherlock Holmes."
48) Scared to Death (1947) "Still and all, if you was to get murdered, and I was to find out who done it, it'd be kind of a break for me.'"
49) Strangler of the Swamp (1946) "He walks among us, and kills us, one by one!"


50) Drive In Massacre (1977) "You know, they may have closed that carnival, but the freaks are still hangin' around. And we just talked to two of the choicest ones."
51) Cheerleader Massacre (2002) "Someone check around back, see if there's a hockey mask and a lake."
52) Microwave Massacre (1983) "Didn't I ever tell you about my hemorrhoids?. They get really bad when it's humid you know."
53) Motor Home Massacre (2005) "Let's just get a move on there Jeff Foxworthless."
54) Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) "Tell me, of all the ladies in this bar tonight, which one do you think is the most... evil?"
55) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) "A whole family of Draculas."


56) Freaks (1932) "Gooble gobble, gooble gobble. We accept her, we accept her."
57) She Freak (1967) "Ain't ya got no geek or nothin'?"
58) Freakshow (2006) "Who are you, and would you like to run away to the circus little girl?"
59) Freakshow (1989) "Look, it's probably just a maniac. He'll kill a few people and leave."


60) Anatomy (2000) "Arschloch."
61) Anatomie 2 (2003) "Age Actabile Antihippocrate."


62) The Company of Wolves (1984) "A wolf may be more than he seems. He may come in many disguises."
63) Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972) "Pero... pero esta noche hay luna llena."
64) Wolfman (1978) "Not so sure it's a wolf."
65) Scream of the Wolf (1974) "You never could accept that the life of a predator is superior to that of its victim could you?"
66) The Wolf Man (1941) "Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright."
67) Cursed (2005) "Beware the moon. It feeds in the moonlight."


68) Die Screaming Marianne (1970) "Do tell me, did you fornicate with Marianne?"
69) The Screaming Dead (2003) "One time, at cheerleading camp..."
70) Scream for Help (1984) "Not only is he an incompetent murderer, he's a total asshole."
71) Scream Bloody Murder (1973) "I'm sorry lady. I need the house."
72) Bloody Mallory (2002) "Talking Tina?"


73) "Manos" The Hands of Fate (1966) "Mike, I'm scared."
74) The Corpse Vanishes (1942) "I find a coffin much more comfortable than a bed."
75) Track of the Moon Beast (1975) "Do you mind if I borrow your moon rock for a couple of days?"


76) Eaten Alive (1977) "Ol' croc'll eat anything."
77) Eaten Alive! (1980) "Instead of buying frozen meat in the supermarket, they get theirs fresh from people like you."
78) Exorcism (1979) "You're possessed by the devil! You're possessed by the devil! You're possessed by the devil! You're possessed by the devil!"
79) The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) "I don't know. I'm not sure what I've seen."
80) Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers (2005) "I don't know. I was fast asleep."
81) The Exorcist (1973) "I like pizzas too, but I'm not going to marry one."


82) The Messengers (2006) "I've been reading the Farmer Sutra."
83) The Grudge (2004) "Once you have become a part of it, it will never let you go."
84) The Grudge 2 (2006) "It followed me here. They followed me here."
85) The Eye (2008) "Have you seen my report card?"
86) Dead Silence (2006) "Beware the stare of Mary Shaw. She had no children, only dolls. Uhm, something, something scary. Somethingsomething... Boo!"


87) One Missed Call (2007) "Tell her to call customer service."
88) The Hills Have Eyes II (2007) "Where I come from, it's never good to be dead."
89) Hostel Part II (2007) "What'd you say to me?"
90) Creepshow III (2006) "What's so funny about not having an ass?"
91) Saw III (2006) "You're not Jigsaw, bitch!"
92) Saw IV (2007) "I don't wanna play anymore."
93) Five Across the Eyes (2006) "I think she's gonna need a little more medical help than this shirt can provide."
94) 5ive Girls (2006) "Desine sperare qui hic intras."


95) April Fool's Day (1986) "Ha ha ha. April Fool's. Very funny."
96) Student Bodies (1981) "Perhaps man's highest cultural achievement is the horsehead bookend."
97) Night of the Comet (1984) "You were born with an asshole Doris, you don't need Chuck."
98) Night of the Creeps (1986) "I got good news and bad news, girls. The good news is your dates are here."
99) Funeral Home (1980) "Funeral home? You gotta be kidding."


100) The Thing (1982) "Trust is a tough thing to come by these days."
101) The Thing from Another World (1951) "Watch the skies. Everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies."
102) The Blob (1958) "Hey what gives? I thought you cats didn't dig spooky shows."
103) Beware! The Blob (1971) "Watch out for the wolverines."
104) The Blob (1988) "Kevin, don't eat with your face."


105) The Woods (2005) "Fire-crotch! Fire-crotch! Fire-crotch!"
106) The Evil Dead (1982) "No. It was the woods themselves. They're alive, Ashley. The trees, they're alive."


107) American Psycho (2000) "You like Huey Lewis and the News?"
108) American Psycho 2 (2002) "Stop calling me Bobby!"
109) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) "Otis, plug it in."
110) H6: Diario de un Asesino (2004) "La pequeña sierra eléctrica que compré a buen precio es efectiva y práctica."
111) The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1980) "Hey that Linda Lovelace is somethin' else huh?"
112) C'est Arrivé Près de Chez Vous (1992) "Merde merde merde merde merde."


113) Psychomania (1971) "Some of my best friends are dead."
114) Season of the Witch (1972) "All's fair in love and Mad Libs."
115) The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1974) "No, Molly's the captain of her own ship."
116) Witchboard (1986) "It's pronounced wee-ja, not wee-gee."


117) Witchfinder General (1968) "I am Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder."
118) The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) "Nine killed her. Nine shall die."
119) Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) "We must make haste and find the river at its flood."
120) Theater of Blood (1973) "No. No, another critical miscalculation on your part, dear boy. I am well. It is you who are dead."
121) The Last Man on Earth (1964) "Yeah, I own the world. An empty, dead, silent world."
122) From a Whisper to a Scream (1986) "Welcome to Oldfield."
123) The Tingler (1959) "The Tingler is loose in this theater, and if you don't scream it may kill you!"
124) Pit and the Pendulum (1961) "You are about to enter hell, Bartolome. Hell! The netherworld. The infernal regions. The abode of the damned. Place of torments. Pandemonium. Abbadon! Tophet! Gehenna! Naraka! The pit! And the pendulum."


125) The Skull (1965) "All I can say to you is keep away from the skull of the Marquis de Sade."
126) Horror of Dracula (1958) "You look like a teddy bear now."
127) The House That Dripped Blood (1970) "This is not the first time that something has happened to tenants of that house."
128) From Beyond the Grave (1973) "Can I tempt you with anything?"


129) Tales from the Crypt (1972) "Merry Christmas."
130) The Vault of Horror (1973) "It begins in a graveyard... In a grave... A freshly dug grave... My grave."
131) The Black Room (1935) "Perhaps you will come back from the dead to kill me."
132) Before I Hang (1940) "I've got all the time in the world now."
133) The Body Snatcher (1945) "You'll find the specimen in good condition."
134) I Walked with a Zombie (1943) "My wife is a mental case."
135) The Innocents (1961) "Oh look. It's a lovely spider, and it's eating a butterfly."


136) Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) "You're nothing if not grotesque. Except hungry, of course."
137) Blood Car (2007) "Get in the trunk."
138) Zombie Strippers! (2007) "Darn. I'm out of cliches."
139) A Bucket of Blood (1959) "Just took some clay and fixed it up."
140) Blood Moon (2001) "You're dating an oddity?"
141) Skinwalkers (2006) "The red moon is going to be even stronger tonight."


142) Sssssss (1973) "Freaks! That's what you are; a buncha snake freaks!"
143) Popcorn (1990) "Lights. Camera. Action."
144) Dracula (1931) "I am Dracula."


145) Dracula (1931) "Soy Dracula."
146) Dracula's Daughter (1936) "I am Dracula's daughter."
147) Son of Dracula (1943) "I know all about you. You're not Count Alucard but Count Dracula."
148) The Return of Dracula (1958) "I hope he likes cheese sauce on asparagus."
149) The Beast With Five Fingers (1946) "The horrible hand can't escape anymore."
150) The Beast Within (1981) "You look like the hind end of a 'coon dog just leavin' the swamp."
151) Frankenstein (1931) "Look. It's moving. It's alive. It's alive. It's alive. It's moving. It's alive. It's alive. It's alive! It's alive! It's alive!"


152) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) "She's alive! Alive!"
153) Son of Frankenstein (1939) "He's alive!"
154) The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) "Now you live forever. They can't destroy you."
155) Young Frankenstein (1974) "That's Fronkensteen."
156) Mad Monster Party? (1966) "I've grown a little tired of this horror business."
157) Halloween (2007) "Was that the Boogey Man?"
158) Halloween (1978) "Totally."
159) Halloween II (1981) "Why won't he die?"
160) An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970) "It is the beating of his hideous heart!"

11/1/08 Overtime: Midnight to dawn

161) Dead of Night (1945) "Just room for one more inside, sir."
162) [●REC] (2007) "Rapido!"
163) Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) "Doggone if this ain't the best centennial anybody ever had!"
164) Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1963) "Girls, go back into the dormitory. This is nothing for you to see."

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