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1. Gallery of Horrors
2. The Iron Rose
3. Zombie Strippers
4. The Mist
5. Hour of the Wolf
6. Martin
7. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
8. Jigoku
9. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
10. The Body Snatcher
11. The Gorgon
12. Onibaba
13. Darkness (1993)
14. Hardware
15. Carnival of Souls (1962)
16. Fiend Without a Face
17. Witchfinder General
18. Halloween 4
19. Halloween 5
20. Halloween H20
21. The Old Dark House (1932)

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2009 Total: 80

00's: 13
90's: 13
80's: 28
70's: 13
60's: 2
50's: 1
40's: 3
30's: 2

Oct 1
1. Child's Play
Dolls have always creeped me out, way better than what we eventually get in bride and seed.

2. Child's Play 2 (1990)
I think I prefer 2 to the original. There's a nice contrast with this one being bright and colorful and the first one being dark and gritty. The end at the good guy factory is awesome, and I love the score by Graeme Revell.

3. Hellraiser (1987)
This one gets better every time I see it. The effects are great, no cgi here. I was surprised that my girlfriend actually liked it, although she couldn't wait for Frank could get some skin.

Oct 2
4. The Monster Squad (1987)
Great movie, too bad we don't get kids movies like this and the Goonies any more. Only in the 80's.

5. Children of the Corn (1984)
I haven't seen this in years, its not as good as I remembered. I think the remake has potential to be really good. "That's one angry ginger kid"-my girlfriend when seeing Malachai.

Oct 3
6. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
I wasn't a big fan before, but the uncut version is great. The cut scenes make the film better, even if they weren't the same quality. They should do the same with the heavy cut Friday the 13th sequels.

7. Silent Hill (2006)
One of the best movies based on a video game. Take note Resident evil, stick to the source material.

Oct 4
8. Halloween 6: Producer's Cut (1995)
I hope this gets an official release some day, it's better than the theatrical version. I just hate the Thorn storyline, we don't need to know why Myers kills. I'll still take this over Zombies versions.

9. Hostel part II (2007)
Not as good as the first, the girls weren't as interesting and I didn't really care for the whole auctions and how everything works. I did love the two men who go there to kill and their whole storyline.

Oct 5
10. I Spit on your Grave (1978)
Finally saw this, doesn't really live up to the hype. Not that shocking, other than the rape scenes, but I always find those hard to watch. I think it's better than Last House on the Left though. They sure liked to make rape revenge movies in the 70's.

11. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
One of the best zombie movies ever and just hilarious. I love everything about it. The perfect horror comedy.

12. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
I really liked the story in this one, there's only so many ways you can resurrect Dracula. It could have used more Christoper Lee though, he was still dead till about half way through the movie.

Oct 6
13. Hatchet (2006)
Another movie that didn't live up to the hype. I liked the comedy and the gore effects were awesome, but Victor Crowely looked lame.

14. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
The last good Carpenter movie. I loved the references to Lovecraft and some truly messed up moments in this one.

15. Halloween 4 (1988)
My favorite Halloween, other than the original. Even though the mask looked bad, Myers is unstoppable.

Oct 7
16. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Great monster movie with a lot of cool scenes, loved the ending. I liked the sequel a well, bu it's not as good. It's fun going through the movie and finding out what the Creeper really is. I hope they make more.

17. Zombieland (2009)
Wow, amazing movie. The opening credits with Metallica playing was awesome.

18. Dead Men Walk (1943)
This movie took a lot from Dracula but probably had the least convincing vampire I have ever seen. I liked the assistant, but he was just a copy of Renfield.

Oct 8
19. The Brain that Wouldn't Die (1962)
This movie is really dull, should have watched the MST3K version.

20. Dead & Breakfast (2004)
So not the US answer to Shaun of the Dead. I do like some of the songs and the gore.

21. Trick r' Treat (2009)
It's sad this didn't get a theatrical release because this movie is excellent. I like horror anthologies and Trick r' Treat is like Pulp Fiction on Halloween. I hope is sells well and they keep making these.

Oct 9
22. Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
It took a while for it to get going but I liked the story. It's sort of like White Zombie but with out the remember able performances.

23. The Wolf Man (1941)
This is my favorite of the Universal monsters, I think it's better than Dracula and Frankenstein. I love the music and Chaney is great in it.

24. The Blob (1988)
Love this movie, the blob looks amazing, some of the best practical effects ever.

Oct 10
25. The Wicker Man (1973)
Christopher Lee's best performance. I always liked the whole pagan vs christian theme, witch they left out of the horrible remake for some stupid reason.

26. Tales from the Dark Side (1990)
This movie used to scare me when I was a kid. It's not that great, but I like it for nostalgia reasons.

Oct 11
27. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
I guess it's the sequel to Dracula. This one's alright, I didn't really like the Countess.

28. House of Dracula (1945)
This one is fun, but it's kind of ridiculous how the monsters all appear in this movie. I loved the Doctor, there's a great scene with him going nuts and running from the villagers. It's almost worth it to watch just for that scene.

29. Demons (1985)
The music rocks and it's just a lot of fun. There's a lot of unintentional comedy with some of the cheesy dialog.

Oct 12
30. Return of the Living Dead part 3 (1993)
I just watched the uncut version finally, the added gore makes a big difference. I like this one, it's a love story, with zombies.

31. The Omen (1976)
Classic movie with a great score. The remake was pointless, when the original is still scary today.

Oct 13
32. Let the Right One in (2008)
Now that's a vampire movie, no sparkling vampires here. I was really impressed with the acting and everything about it. The US version will probably be too hollywood and not as good.

33. Black Christmas (1974)
Another movie that's still relevant today. More frightening than most movies released these days, and it was made 30 years ago.

34. The Amityville Horror (2005)
One of the few remakes that surpasses the original, it was fun to see Ryan Renolds play a bad guy.

Oct 14
35. The Fly (1986)
Amazing movie by Croneberg. There's a rumor he's going to be doing another remake of the Fly, I don't know how he can top it, maybe he's got a new messed up idea, who knows. My girlfriend was so sad at the end, such a tragic ending.

36. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Just got the new DVD with the original score, good stuff. Great twist ending. I love how things are revealed slowly, it's like Ginny getting her memories back.

Oct 15
37. Friday the 13th (2009)
I really liked the remake, it does feel like a Friday movie, more so than the last couple sequels. Could have used a better score though. It was cool to see Jason running again.

38. House of Wax (1953)
The opening scene is great with the fight and the fire and all that. After he gets revenge on the man that caused the fire, the rest doesn't really live up to the starting of the movie I thought. Vincent price was great as always.

Oct 16
39. The Beyond (1981)
Love this, it's Fulci's masterpiece, it took me a couple viewings for it to make sense though.

40. The Birds (1963)
I always thought the pacing was a little too slow, I like the story, but it does take a long time for the birds to start attacking. Once they do though, it's awesome. The diner scene after the crows attack the school children is probably my favorite.

Oct 17
41. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Scary human Jason, a great cast of teens to get killed. It's the best Friday the 13th, I've probably seen it 100 times.

42. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
The other series about a killer at camp, the first is the best and has one the most shocking twist endings ever.

43. Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
They did the Halloween thing here and ignored the sequels. It was decent but it had the same tone as the first. It was great to see some of the original cast return and some of the kills were inventive and better than the last couple Friday the 13th movies.

Oct 18
44. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
This is the best nightmare sequel but Freddy started to be more of a comedian here but it starts a nice little trilogy ending with the lackluster Dream Child.

45. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Probably one of the first horror comedies, it is hilarious and the effects are great, especially the transition to werewolf part.

Oct 19
46. Body Double (1984)
I like this movie, De Palma's most underrated film. There's a lot of references to hollywood and B-movies and the porn industry as well and a music video in there too and the killer is really over the top.

47. The Frighteners (1996)
I don't remember the theatrical cut but the directors cut felt a bit long. It's still great though and it was cool to see Jeffrey Combs over acting as usual.

48. Event Horizon (1997)
I've always liked this movie, its Paul WS Anderson's best film by far. The spaceship is a character itself and a scary and creepy one.

Oct 20
49. Night of the Demons (1988)
Next on the remake list is Night of the Demons. I doubt they can top the original, it's got great characters and the music is awesome.

50. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Proof that you don't need a lot of gore to have a great horror movie. When Sally jumps out of the window at the end it's like waking from a horrible nightmare.

Oct 21
51. Carrie (1976)
Carrie is probably the best adaptation of a Stephen King book. Sissy Spacek does a great job, you really feel bad for her. Here mother is great too, she's pretty much crazy and fun to watch.

52. Ghostbusters (1984)

53. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Machines come to life to the music of AC/DC, hell yeah!

Oct 22
54. Evil Dead 2 (1987)

55. The Brood (1979)
Truly horror at its best, the ending is crazy.

Oct 23
56. Zombi 2 (1979)
Where else are you going to watch a zombie fight a shark? Not as good as dawn of the dead, but I love the zombies in this. They look a lot more like rotting corpses that crawled out of the ground.

57. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

58. Saw VI (2009)
I'm one of the few who liked Saw V, it actually made part IV make sense. Part VI though is the best in the series since II. There is a satisfying conclusion to Jigsaws story at the end, they don't need to make any more. But I'm sure we'll be seeing Saw XIV one day.

Oct 24
59. Re-Animator (1985)
Not much to say, I think the movie is perfect.

60. From Beyond (1986)
Doesn't get as much love as Re-animator, it's not as funny or memorable, but Combs is awesome yet again.

Oct 25
61. Braindead (1992)
Some say it's the goriest movie of all time, and rightfully so. Lawnmower scene, that's all I got to say.

62. The Burning (1981)
The atmosphere in this is great, the music and the killer, very menacing. And George Costanza is in it!

63. Wild Card #1: Dexter s2e7: That Night, A Forest Grew
I jut started watching this show last year, I think it's the best show on tv right now.

Oct 26
64. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
This movie is both really bad and really good. Everything that happens is ridiculous, and I love it. STOP IT!

65. Tenebrae (1982)
One of Argento's last great movies. Once again, the cinematography and especially the soundtrack, are amazing.

66. Wild Card #2: Dexter s2e8: Morning Comes

Oct 27
67. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Freddy's Dead is in no ways a good movie, it's actually pretty terrible. I love watching it though, it makes me laugh.

68. Troll 2 (1990)
Wow, has to be the worst movie I have ever seen! The acting is terrible as well as hilarious. Basically a guide on bad film making.

Oct 28
69. The Changeling (1980)
Very underrated film, rated R despite having no blood or gore. It's atmosphere is what makes it great.

70. Wild Card #3: Dexter s2e9: Resistance is Futile

Oct 29
71. The Faculty (1998)
I've always liked this movie, it's like The Thing, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and 90210 mixed all in one.

72. The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971)
Cool movie, probably the inspiration for the Saw films.

Oct 30
73. John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)

74. Corpse Bride (2005)

75. Wild Card #4: Dexter s2e10: There's Something About Harry

Oct 31

76. Wild Card #5: Garfield's Halloween Adventure

77. Candyman (1992)

78. Suspiria (1977)

79. Pet Sematary (1989)

80. Halloween (1978)

2008: 64

2007: 62

2006: 39

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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

October 1st
1. Summer School (2006)*
2. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
3. Laid to Rest (2009)*
4. The Sentinel (1977)*
October 2nd
5. Zombieland (2009)*
October 6th
6. The Hills Run Red (2009)*
7. Jungle Holocaust (1977)*
October 7th
8. Fright Night (1985)*
October 8th
9. MST3K: Zombie Nightmare (1994/1986)*
October 10th
10. Trick ‘r Treat (2008)
11. Splinter (2008)*
Recap: The First 10 Days
October 15th
12. Children of the Corn (1984)*
October 16th
13. The Ruins (2008)*
14. Cat People (1942)*
October 18th
15. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)*
Recap: The Next 10
October 21st
16. Paranormal Activity (2007)*
October 22nd
17. Night of the Creeps (1986)*
18. Ghostwatch (1992)*
October 23rd
19. Shock (1977)*
20. From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)*
21. Theater of Blood (1973)*
October 24th
22. Basket Case (1982)*

* = first time viewing


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

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 films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

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

Previous years:
2005 - 17
2006 - 25
2007 - 35
2008 - 39

The numbers have slowly climbed for me. We'll see what happens this year.

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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

October 1st:

1. The Funhouse
2. Feast
3. Evil Dead
4. the Omen
5. Inside

October 2nd:

6. Evil Dead 2
7. Rogue
8. Shaun of the Dead
9. Deep Red


10. Army of Darkness
11. Diary of the Dead
12. White Zombie
13. Plan 9 from Outer Space
14. Zombie
15. Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer
16. Swamp Woman

October 4th:

17. Zombieland
18. Scream

October 5th:

19. Last House on the Left (original)
20. Maniac Cop
21. Maniac Cop II

October 6th:

22. Suspira
23. Videodrome

October 7th:

24. Scanners

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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

2009 October Horror Movie Challenge:


* = First Time Viewing
* = Wildcard

October 1:
1.*The Hills Run Red (Dave Parker, 2009; 81 min.) D+

October 2:
2.*Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer, 2009; 82 min.) B+

October 3:
3.*Nightmare (Dylan Bank, 2005; 107 min.) C

4.*The Shortcut (Nicholaus Goossen, 2009; 85 min.) C

5.*True Blood - "Strange Love" (episode 101) (Alan Ball, 2008; 60 min.) B

October 4:
6. Shocker (Wes Craven, 1989; 110 min.) D+

October 8:
7.*Dark Country (Thomas Jane, 2009; 88 min.) B-

8. Private Parts (Paul Bartel, 1972; 85 min.) B+

October 9:
9.*The Children (Tom Shankland, 2009; 85 min.) B+

October 11:
10. Planet of the Vampires (Mario Bava, 1965; 88 min.) B

11. Jason X (Jim Isaac, 2002; 93 min.) D-

12.*Sette Scialli di Seta Gialla (Sergio Pastore, 1972; 90 min.) C

October 13:
13.*House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009; 95 min.) C-

October 17:
14.*2009 SpikeTV Scream Awards (2009; 120 min.) D

October 18:
15.*The New York Ripper (Lucio Fulci, 1982; 93 min.) B

16. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (Charles T. Barton, 1948; 83 min.) A

17.*Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso, 1990; 95 min.) F

18.*Horror of Dracula (Terence Fisher, 1958; 81 min.) B+

October 19:
19. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (Alan Rafkin, 1966; 90 min.) B+

October 23:
20. Trick 'r Treat (Michael Dougherty, 2008; 82 min.) C+

21.*Season's Greetings (Michael Dougherty, 1996; 4 min.) B+

October 25:
22.*True Blood - "The First Taste" (episode 102) (Scott Winant, 2008; 60 min.) B

23.*True Blood - "Mine" (episode 103) (John Dahl, 2008; 60 min.) B

24.*Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Dwight H. Little, 1987; 88 min.) C-

October 26:
25. Grindhouse: Planet Terror (Robert Rodriguez, 2007; 105 min.) A-

October 29:
26.*Shivers (David Cronenberg, 1975; 88 min.) B

October 30:
27.*The Gate (Tibor Takacs, 1987; 85 min.) B

28.*It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Bill Melendez, 1966; 25 min.) A

29. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978; 92 min.) A

30. Lisa and the Devil (Mario Bava, 1973; 95 min.) B+

October 31:
31.*The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Robert Fuest, 1971; 95 min.) C+

32.*Wild Zero (Tetsuro Takeuchi, 1999; 97 min.) D-


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- 1950 - Horror of Dracula
--- 1960 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
--- 1970 - Private Parts
--- 1980 - The New York Ripper
--- 1990 - Troll 2
--- 2000 - Zombieland

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Planet of the Vampires
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 - The Shortcut
--- R - The Hills Run Red
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Grindhouse: Planet Terror

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- DVD - The Hills Run Red
--- Theater - Zombieland
--- VOD - House of the Devil

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Vincent Price - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
--- Peter Cushing - Horror of Dracula
--- Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- Italian - Sette Scialli di Seta Gialla
--- Japanese - Wild Zero

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Frankenstein - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Werewolf - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Ghost/haunting -
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The House of the Devil
--- Zombie - Zombieland
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Hills Run Red
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Troll 2
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy - Zombieland
--- Revenge - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child - The Children
--- Giallo - Sette Scialli di Seta Gialla
--- J horror - Wild Zero
--- 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 - Trick 'r Treat
--- takes place on a holiday - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
--- takes place in space - Planet of the Vampires
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

my list is done. check out the blog http://multiple-maniacs.blogspot.com for 36 pages of mini-reviews

Goal >125

October 1
1. Don't Go Near the Park* (1981)
2. Blackenstein* (1973)
3. House (1986)
4. House 2 (1987)
5. True Blood 207 wild card 1 (2009)

October 2
6. Zombieland* (2009)
7. Sisters* (1973)
8. Urban Ghost Story* (1998)
9. Deadgirl* (2008)
10. Squirm* (1976)

October 3
11. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
12. Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
13. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
14. Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
15. Tales from the Cryptkeeper: Game Over wildcard 2 (1993)

October 4
16. Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
17. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
18. New Nightmare (1994)
19. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

October 5
20. Spooked: Fear Itself* (2008)
21. The Boogeyman* (1980)
22. Return of the Boogeyman* (1994)
23. April Fool's Day* (1986)
24. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula* (1966)
25. Weekend of Horror* (1986)
26. Family Man: Fear Itself* (2008)
27. Venom* (1982)
28. Don't Torture a Duckling* (1972)

October 6
29. Body Bags* (1993)
30. Trick 'R Treat* (2009)
31. Let's Scare Jessica to Death* (1971)
32. Mute Witness* (1994)
33. Deranged* (1974)
34. Motel Hell* (1980)

October 7
35. Poultrygeist (2006)
36. Bizarre* (1969)
37. In Sickness and in Health: Fear Itself* (2008)
38. Eater: Fear Itself* (2008)
39. The Wolf Man (1941)
40. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man* (1943)
41. The She Wolf of London* (1946)
42. Werewolf of London* (1935)
43. The Omen* (1976)
44. The Omen* (2006)

October 8
45. Rockula (1990)
46. The Invisible Man* (1933)
47. The Invisible Man Returns* (1940)
48. Le Chaudron Infernal/The Infernal Boiling Pot (1905)* Wild Card 3
49. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots* (1895) Wild Card 4
50. Frankenstein* (1910) wild card 5

October 9
51. Shrooms* (2007)
52. P2* (2007)
53. Splinter* (2008)
54. Jack Brooks Monster Slayer* (2007)
55. Torso* (1973)
56. Q The Winged Serpent* (1982)
57. Zombie (1979)

October 10
58. Full Moon High* (1981)
59. Zombie High* (1987)

October 11
60. Maniac Cop (1988)
61. Phantom of the Opera (1925)
62. Robot vs. Aztec Mummy- mst3k* (1958)
63. Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

October 12
64. True Blood 208 wild card 6 (2009)
65. Dracula vs. Frankenstein* (1971)
66. Madame O* (1967)
67. Horrors of Malformed Men* (1969)
68. Bloodsucking Cinema (2007)
69. The Mummy (1932)
70. Puppetmaster vs. Demonic Toys* (2004)

October 13
71. Baghead* (2008)
72. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

October 14
73. Zombie Gang Bangers* (1997)
74. Snuff (1976)
75. American Zombie* (2007)
76. Screamers* (1995)
77. Rapturious* (2007)
78. Driller Killer* (1979)
79. Children of the Corn Remake* (2009)
80. Roadgames* (1981)

October 15
81. Laid to Rest* (2009)
82. Catacombs* (2007)

October 16
83. Infestation* (2009)
84. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter* (2001)
85. Legend of Hell House* (1973)
86. Mahakaal* (1993)

October 17
87. Damien: The Omen 2* (1978)
88. Basket Case (1982)
89. Blood Car* (2007)
90. The Hunger* (1983)
91. Creepshow 3* (2006)

October 18
92. Document of the Dead (1985)
93. Tales from the Crypt (1972)*
94. The Devil's Hand* (1962)
95. The Madmen of the Mandoras* (1963)
96. The Toolbox Murders (2003)*
97. Mortuary*(2005)
98. Nightmare in Wax*(1969)
99. Vampire Hookers* (1978)
100. Fear Itself: Community* (2008)

October 19
101. Fear Itself: Sacrifice* (2008)
102. Tokyo Gore Police* (2008)
103. Zombiemania* (2008)
104. Who Saw Her Die* (1972)
105. The Crazies (1973)

October 20
106. The Reaping* (2007)
107. Spiral* (2007)
108. Slime City* (1988)
109. Manhunter* (1986)
110. Blood Mania* (1970)
111. Blood of Dracula's Castle* (1969)
112. Mulva Zombie Ass Kicker* (2001)
113. New York Ripper* (1982)

October 21
114. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
115. Jess Franco's Count Dracula* (1970)
116. Suspiria (1977)
117. Inferno (1980)
118. Mother of Tears* (2007)
119. Silent Hill* (2006)
120. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
121. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
122. Day of the Dead (1985)

October 22
123. Land of the Dead (2005)
124. Diary of the Dead (2007)
125. Night of the Living Dead(1990)
126. Night of the Living Dead 3D *(2006)
127. Flight of the Living Dead* (2007)
128. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
129. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
130. Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)
131. Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)
131. MoH: Jennifer (2005)

October 23
132. MoH: Sick Girl (2005)
133. MoH: Deer Woman (2005)
134. Cloverfield (2008)

October 24
135. The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow* (1959)
136. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini* (1966)
137. Hostel (2005)
138. Hostel 2 (2007)
139. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto* (2009)
140. MoH: Imprint (2005)
141. MoH: Homecoming (2005)
142. MoH: Haeckel's Tale* (2005)
143. MoH: Chocolate* (2005)

October 25
144. MoH: Dreams in the Witch House (2005)
145. Manhattan Baby* (1982)

October 26
146. MoH: Cigarette Burns* (2005)
147. MoH: The Fair Haired Child* (2005)
148. The Dentist 2* (1998)
149. Beetlejuice (1988)
150. Blacula (1972)

October 27
151. Scream Blacula, Scream* (1973)
152. Monster Squad (1987)
153. Gutterballs* (2008)
154. Hell's Ground* (2007)
155. Tokyo Zombie* (2005)
156. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

October 28
157. The Deadly Spawn (1983)
158. Deep Red* (1975)
159. Rabid* (1977)
160. Undead or Alive* (2007)

October 29
161. The Other* (1972)
162. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
163. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
164. Halloween (remake) (2007)

October 30
165. Werewolves on Wheels (1971)
166. Syngenor* (1990)
167. Night of the Creeps (1986)
168. Spider Baby* (1968)
169. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
170. Return of the Killer Tomatoes* (1988)
171. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
172. Stagefright* (1987)

October 31
173. Faces of Death (1978)
174. Poltergeist* (1982)
175. Basket Case 2* (1990)
176. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
177. Halloween (1978)
178. Tremors (1990)

*first time viewing


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
x 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
x 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal
x 1910 - Frankenstein
x 1920 - Phantom of the Opera
x 1930 - Werewolf of London
x 1940 - She Wolf of London
x 1950 - Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy
x 1960 - Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
x 1970 - Blackenstein
x 1980 - House
x 1990 – Urban Ghost Story
x 2000 - Shrooms

Watch a film for each rating:
x Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Le Chaudron Infernal
--- G -
x PG - Full Moon High
x PG-13 - House 2
x R - Freddy's Dead
--- NC-17 -
x X - Snuff
x Unrated (post-MPAA) - Deadgirl

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
x First format, (DVD), (Don’t Go Near the Park).
x Second format, (Theater), (Zombieland).
x Third format, (Blu-ray), (Freddy vs. Jason).

Watch a film starring:
x Bela Lugosi - The Wolf Man
x Lon Chaney Sr. - Phantom of the Opera
x Boris Karloff - The Mummy
x Lon Chaney Jr. - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
x Vincent Price - The Invisible Man Returns
x Peter Cushing - Tales from the Crypt
x Christopher Lee - Jess Franco's Count Dracula
x Robert Englund - Nightmare on Elm Street 4
x Bruce Campbell - Maniac Cop
x Jamie Lee Curtis - Roadgames

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
x First language, Japanese, Horrors of Malformed Men.
x Second language, Hindi, Mahakaal.

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
x Vampire - Let's Scare Jessica to Death
x Frankenstein - Dracula vs. Frankenstein
x Werewolf - Trick 'R Treat
x Mummy - Bizarre
x Invisible Man - The Invisible Man
x Ghost/haunting - Urban Ghost Story
x Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Don't Torture a Duckling
x Zombie - Zombie
x Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Nightmare on Elm Street 5
x Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Jack Brooks Monster Slayer
x Documentary - Weekend of Horror
x Musical - Poultrygeist
x Spoof/comedy - Rockula
x Revenge - Madame O
x Killer/evil doll - Puppetmaster vs. Demonic Toys
x Killer/evil animal - Squirm
x Killer/evil child - The Omen
x Giallo - Torso
x J horror - Madame O
x MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Robot vs. Aztec Mummy
x film and its remake - The Omen and The Omen
x based on a video game - Silent Hill
x based on a novel - The Invisible Man
x directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - The Boogeyman
x won an Academy Award -- any category - Beetlejuice
x silent film - Frankenstein 1910
x Criterion version film - Sisters
x with commentary - Nightmare on Elm Street
x film and at least two of its sequels - Nightmare on Elm Street 1-3
x anthology film - Body Bags
x takes place on a holiday - April Fool's Day
x takes place in space - Screamers
--- takes place on or under the sea -
x animated film - Haunted World of El Superbeasto
x called "Night of ..." - Night of the Living Dead
x called "Return of ..." - Return of the Boogeyman
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
x called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
x with the words "Living Dead" in the title -Night of the Living Dead

reviews of sorts are on my blog at http://multiple-maniacs.blogspot.com

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October 01

1. Bram Stoker's Dracula - More of a love story than a horror movie, Coppola’s loving tribute to the Dracula legacy is a sumptuous visual feast.
2. Carrie - one of the most tragic, heartbreaking and downright cruel climaxes… you so badly want things to turn out well for her… but then again, it’s just not meant to be…

October 02

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge – this is a pretty stupid sequel but I do admit that some of the sfx was pretty cool. Just wish that there was more sex n’ violence to spice up the somewhat lameass acting and story.

Due to some personal reasons I have to pull out of this year’s challenge. I wish good luck to everybody else who’s still in the race and I hope to be back again for the next DVD Talk challenge. Thank you

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List is finalized

2009 TOTAL: 71

October 1:
01. Evil Dead 2(1987)
02. Pieces (1982)

October 2:
03. Zombieland (2009)
04. The Blob (1988)
05. Zombi 3 (1988)

October 3:
06. Return of the Living Dead 3: Uncut (1993)
07. Friday the 13th: Uncut Blu-ray
08. Trick r Treat
09. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

October 4:
10. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)

October 5:
11. Resident Evil

October 6:
12. Evil Dead

October 7:
13. Demons
14. Demons 2

October 8:
15. Halloween 4
16. Resident Evil 2
17. Halloween 5

October 9:
18. The Fog (original)
19. Burial Ground
20. Beavis & Butthead: Butt-o-ween, Bungholio Lord of the Harvest Wildcard 1
21. Simpsons Treehouse of Horror V Wildcard 2
22. Simpsons Treehouse of Horror VI Wildcard 3
23. Simpsons Treehouse of Horror VII Wildcard 4
24. Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XII Wildcard 5

October 10:
25. Dead Dudes in the House
26. Resident Evil 3: Extinction
27. Night of the Living Dead (1990)

October 11:
28. Galaxy of Terror
29. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

October 12:
30. House by the Cemetary
31. Land of the Dead

October 13:
32. Night of the Demons
33. Blade 2

October 14:
34. Re-Animator
35. Phantasm 3

October 15:
36. Zombie 4
37. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

October 16:
38. Halloween III
39. Zombiemania: Starz On Demand Wildcard 6
40. Creepshow

October 17:
41. The Brain: David Gale from Re-Animator was in this.
42. Saw II

October 18:
43. Saw III
44. Saw IV

October 19:
45. They Live
46. Saw V

October 20:
47. Planet Terror

October 21:
48. Shaun of the Dead
49. Phantasm
50. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

October 22:
51. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead things
52. Day of the Dead (Romero)
53. Freddy vs Jason

October 23:
54. Saw VI
55. A Nightmare On Elm Street

October 24:
56. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3
57. My Bloody Valentine Uncut (orig)

October 25:
58. Dead & Buried
59. The Thing (carpenter)
60. Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

October 26:
61. Zombie (Zombi 2)

October 27:
62. Return of the Living Dead
63. 28 Weeks Later

October 28:
64. Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
65. City Of The Living Dead

October 29:
66. Leviathan

October 30:
67. Cannibal Holocaust

October 31:
68. Phantasm 2
69. Creature (1985)
70. Halloween (1978)
71. Bad Taste

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Goal: 25 (Ended with 33)
*1st time viewing

October 1:
October 2:

1. Evil Dead- Nothing I can say about this classic that hasn't already been said
2. Deadgirl*- Pretty original and very entertaining
October 3:
3. Scream- Still a fun 'insider's' horror movie
4. Hocus Pocus- Great family movie with a nice Halloween feel
October 4:
5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)- One of the best remakes around, makes the original proud
6. Evil Dead 2- My favorite of the trilogy, perfect blend of horror, comedy and gore
October 5:
7. Army of Darkness- Different from the first two, still funny but more adventure than horror
8. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)- Another good remake, with prettier people
October 6:
9. Saw- The one that started it all, strong acting and an original story
October 7:
October 8:

10. Zombieland*- This is an America version of Shaun of the Dead, both are funny as hell, but I prefer America 'over the top' humor
October 9:
11. Saw II- My favorite of the series, this is where the 'story' of Saw really begins
October 10:
12. Frankenweenie* (WC)- Fun little all ages take on Frankenstein, you can see the genesis of a lot of Burton films in this one
13. Chopping Mall*- Pure 80's cheese, good times and some nice movie references
October 11:
14. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (WC)- Timeless classic, perfect family Halloween entertainment
15. Fright Night- More 80's horror goodness, I grew up on this funny vampire flick
October 12:
16. Nightmare Before Christmas- A brilliant wonder, like a glimpse into Burton and Elfman's head
17. Fear House*- Cheaply shot, bad acting, poor story... but hey, it's a horror film
October 13:
18. Psycho- The grand daddy of all slasher films, this is a great character study
October 14:
October 15:
October 16:
October 17:

19. Casper- My girls really love this film (I as well), great humor and cool effects along with a fun story
20. Grace*- Not for me, too much of an 'independent movie' feel with unrealistic caricatures
October 18:
21. Midnight Meat Train*- Yes there was blood! This is what you get when you have a good story, talented actors and a stylistic director
October 19:
22. The Stepfather- Classic 80's thriller with a strong, chilling performance from Locke
23. Drag Me to Hell*- This is totally Raimi, scary in the beginning with over the top blood and guts, then turns on the splat-stick
October 20:
24. Jennifer 8- Underrated 90s serial killer thriller. The mood is perfectly creepy and the story and acting are strong
October 21:
October 22:
October 23:

25. Psycho IV*- On par with the other sequels, Norman's mom was a little too hot though
26. Scream 2- Funnier than the first one, with more gore and pop/movie references
October 24:
27. Scooby Doo: the Mystery Begins*- Not that bad for a TV movie, more enjoyable than the first 2 films
28. House on Haunted Hill (1999)- Wild and enjoyable ride with great acting and top notch production value
29. Simpsons Treehouse of Horror X* (WC)- Fairly average for the Simpsons, couple decent laughs
October 25:
30. Pet Sematary- Vintage King, good old-fashioned spooky tale. Only draw back is poor acting by the main character. They should really do a movie about Zelda, she was the creepiest
October 26:
October 27:
October 28:
October 29:
October 30:

31. Urban Legend- I know it's cool not to like 90's movies, but this flick is very entertaining. Good kills, nice premise and strong acting
32. House of 1000 Corpses- Zombie's version of TCM, the more I watch this the I like it. Zombie captures the insanity of the family very nicely with his MTV video style
October 31:
33. Trick r Treat*- Glad I saved this for Halloween. This film had it all, gore, scares, humor, great acting and an over-all spooky feel. Reminds me of Creepshow and the best Tales from the Crypt

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Goal: 20 (out of town a bit and work commitments made me lower my expectations.) Well, I've reached my goal, I'll shoot for 31 now. Still have some work commitments though.
Total so far: 32
Last year's total: 33
Last year's list
*Denotes 1st time viewing
#Denotes commentary

October 1
1 - Supernatural ep (2.14) "Born Under a Bad Sign" WILDCARD
2 - Supernatural ep (2.15) "Tall Tales" - WILDCARD

October 2
October 3
3 - Shaun of the Dead - Great flick that is still hilarious after several times. The sequence where Shaun goes about his daily business still makes me laugh. 5/5
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) - Actually the 2nd time I've viewed this one. I appreciated it more the 2nd time because during the 1st I still hated the fact this was remade. Very nice looking picture but still not as good as the original. 3/5
- *Zombieland - Great flick. Had me laughing out loud, especially during the cameo. Shaun of the Dead is still the best Zom Com, but this is a close 2nd. 4/5

October 4
6 - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie - Ok anthology film. Hadn't seen it in over 16 years. The cat story was hysterical though with some great gore effects. Look for early roles by Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi. 3/5
October 5
7 - *Fear Itself: Eater - Ok and relatively sanitary short flick. Predictable to a point, the ending was pretty neat. 3/5
8 - Supernatural ep (2.16) "Roadkill" - WILDCARD
October 6
9 - *The Burning -Always wanted to see this one. Hilarious gore effects but the pacing was pretty slow. I don't know how Cropsy was able to balance in that canoe while slashing 5 teens. 3/5
October 7
10 - *Trick or Treat - Pretty good anthology film. A little over-hyped IMO. Loved the dark humour. 4/5
11 - *From Beyond - Holy crap was this flick insane. Crazy gore effects and just weird as all hell. Highly recommended. 4/5

October 8
October 9
October 10
October 11
12 - *My Name is Bruce - Bruce was good, but the rest of it was amateurish. Not my cup of tea. 2/5
13 - *Laid to Rest - Weird flick. I'm not so sure it knew what wanted to be. The gore was good, but not much in the way of actual scares. 2/5
October 12
14 - *Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires - Interesting entry in the Hammer vampire series. It was a little on the boring side, but towards the end it was good. Enjoyed the random gratuitious shirt ripping that exposed some breasts. 2/5
October 13
15 - Freddy VS Jason - This movie is fun even though the acting is pretty much atrocious aside from Englund. Monica Keena's breasts are mesmerizing for some reason. 3/5
October 14
16 - *Night of the Demons - This one was underwhelming. I heard this one talked up over the years and it didn't really do anything for me. Only memorable thing was Linnea Quigley and she wasn't even that great. Demon effects were ok. 2/5
October 15
17 - Supernatural ep (2.21 & 2.22) "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1 and 2" - WILDCARD
October 16
18 - *Ginger Snaps - Stupid foolscreen version of the film from Netflix. Good low budget werewolf film. Some parts were cheesy,but overall forgiveable. Creepy take on venereal disease. 3/5
October 17
19 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original) - A classic. I got to see this on the big screen with Marilyn Burns who did a q/a afterwards. The print was washed out, but it was a good time. The king of uncomforable horror. 5/5
20 - *Vampire Girl VS Frankenstein Girl - Weird ass japanese flick complete with wrist cutters, sexy nurse, Asians in black face and general insanity. I still don't know what the hell I watched but I had a good time. 3/5

October 18
21 - Supernatural ep (3.1) "The Magnificent Seven" - WILDCARD
October 19
October 20
October 21
22 - *Coraline - Really trippy and actually creepy. The stop motion animation was fantastic and the voice performances were well done. Loved Keith David as the cat. 4/5
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 25
23 - *Dead Man's Shoes - Frickin' awesome revenge movie. IMDB calls it horror which it really isn't but the main dude does terrorize some thugs. Paddy Considine is a bad ass in this movie. I don't know how this film flew under the radar but do yourself a favor and check this one out. 4/5
October 26
24 - American Werewolf in London - Great werewolf flick. One of my favorite horror films. Great looking in blu-ray and you can actually see what a fantastic job Rick Baker did with the make up on everything. Even David's friend's neck wound was realistic! 5/5
October 27
25 - In the Mouth of Madness - Carpenter is one of my favorite directors, but his 90s output was severely disappointing. There were some good effects work in this film, but it couldn't save the gimmicky aspect of this flick. 3/5
October 28
26 - *Taste the Blood of Dracula - Very weak Hammer dracula film. I was bored with this one and what's with the ugly chicks? Hammer is usually pretty good with the ladies. 1/5
27 - Supernatural S3 EP6 "Red Sky at Morning" Wildcard
October 29
28 - *Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 - This one is much better than the avg score on IMDB. Forgot Viggo was in this. Some great atmosphere and gore in this flick and some humour as well. 3/5
October 30
29 - Friday the 13th (2009) - Decent remake, I don't hold the 1st in highest regard. That chick's boobs are stupendous. 3/5
30 - Prince of Darkness - Classic Carpenter. Dennis Dun's performance is horrible though. This flick is just creepy as all get out. 4/5
October 31
31 - Halloween - My favorite flick of all time. 5/5
32 - Halloween II - The best sequel in the franchise. Still has some decent scares. 4/5

The On Deck Circle
Prince of Darkness
Friday the 13th (2009)
30 Days of Night
Army of Darkness
Corpse Bride


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
X 1970 - Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1979?)
X 1980 - The Burning
X 1990 - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
X 2000 - Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
X First format, (Blu-ray), (Shaun of the Dead).
X Second format, (DVD), (Supernatural episode).
X Third format, (Theater), (Zombieland).

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -
--- Vincent Price -
X Peter Cushing - Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
X Christopher Lee - Taste the Blood of Dracula
X Robert Englund - Freddy VS Jason
X Bruce Campbell - My Name is Bruce
X Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween I and II

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
X First language, (Japanese), (Vampire Girl VS Frankenstein Girl).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
X Vampire - Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
--- Frankenstein -
X Werewolf -American Werewolf in London
X Mummy -Tales from Darkside: The Movie (Lot 249)
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting -
X Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Night of the Demons
X Zombie - Shaun of the Dead
X Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
X Spoof/comedy - My Name is Bruce
X Revenge - Dead Man's Shoes
--- Killer/evil doll -
X Killer/evil animal - Killer cat from Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
X film and its remake - Texas Chainsaw Massacre & TCM 2003
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
X anthology film - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
X takes place on a holiday - Night of the Demons - Halloween
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
X animated film - Coraline
X called "Night of ..." - Night of the Demons
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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First Time Viewing
Total so far=31 first time viewings
October 1

1. The Craft (1996) Directed by Andrew Fleming - DVD
2. Flu Birds (2008) Directed by Leigh Scott - DVD

October 2

3. Deadly Memories (2002) Directed by Donald Farmer - DVD

October 3

4. I Walked With a Zombie (1943) Directed by Jacques Tourneur - TCM
5. The Amityville Horror (1979) Directed by Stuart Rosenberg - DVD
6. Perkins 14 (2009) Directed by Craig Singer - SyFy
7. Slaughter (2009) Directed by Stewart Hopewell - SyFy
8. The Bride (1985) Directed by Franc Roddam - DVD

October 4

9. American Gothic - The Eye of the Beholder - Wild Card 1 - DVD
10. Cat People (1982) - Directed by Paul Schrader - DVD
11. Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985) Directed by Daniel Attias - DVD

October 5

12. The Descent (2005) Directed by Neil Marshall - DVD

October 7

13. American Gothic - The Buck Stops Here - Wild Card 2 - DVD
14. American Gothic - Requiem - Wild Card 3 - DVD

October 8

15. The Innocent (2006) Directed by Stuart Brennan - DVD
16. Freddy vs Jason (2003) Direcfed by Ronny Yu - Sy Fy

October 9

17. Constantine (2005) Directed by Francis Lawrence - DVD
18. The Vampire Bat (1933) Directed by Frank R. Strayer - DVD
19. The Amityville Horror (2005) Directed by Andrew Douglas - DVD
20. American Gothic - Rebirth - Wild Card 4 - DVD
21. Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by Ivan Reitman - DVD

October 10

22. Gojira no gyakushu (1955) Directed by Motoyoshi Oda - DVD
23. Saw (2004) Directed by James Wan - DVD
24. Godzilla vs Mothra: Battle For The Earth (1992) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD
25. Frankenstein (1910)- Youtube

October 11

26. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Directed by Robert Rodriguez - DVD
27. Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (1972) Directed by Leon Klemovsky - DVD
28. Moon of the Wolf (1972) Directed by Daniel Petrie - DVD
29. Execution of Mary Queen of Scots (?) - YouTube

October 12

30. American Gothic - Ressurector - DVD - Wild Card 5
31. Jeepers Creepers (2001) Directed by Victor Salva - DVD
32. Boogeyman (2005) Directed by Stephen T. Kay - DVD
33. Cursed (2005) Directed by Wes Craven - DVD
34. Shaun of the Dead (2004) Directed by Edgar Wright - DVD
35. Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999) Directed by Jack Sholder - DVD

October 13

36. Komodo vs Cobra (2005) Directed by Jim Wynorski - DVD
37. Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990) Directed by John Harrison - DVD

October 15

38. Gojira (1954) Directed by Ishiro Honda - DVD

October 16

39. Night of the Living Dead (1968) Directed by George Romero - DVD

October 17

40. Rodan (1956) Directed by Ishiro Honda - DVD
41. Christine (1983) Directed by John Carpenter - DVD
42. Embrace of the Vampire (1995) Directed by Anne Goursaud - DVD
43. Dracula 2000 (2000) Directed by Patrick Lussier - DVD
44. Dracula III: Legacy (2005) Directed by Patrick Lussier - DVD
45. Zombieland (2009) Directed by Ruben Fleischer - Theater
46. The Monster Maker (1944) Directed by Sam Newfield - DVD

October 18

47. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991) Directed by Kazuki Omori - DVD
48. Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla II (1993) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD
49. Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla (1994) Directed by Kensho Yamashita - DVD
50. Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD
51. Godzilla 2000 (1999) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD
52. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack (2001) Directed by Shusuke Kaneko - DVD
53. Godzilla v Mothra v MechaGodzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003) Directed by Masaaki Tezuka - DVD
54. Gremlins (1984) Directed by Joe Dante - DVD

October 19

55. Half Caste (2004) Directed by Sebastian Apodaca - DVD
56. The Dark (2005) Directed by John Fawcett - SyFy
57. The Hollow (2004) Directed by Kyle Newman - DVD
58. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Directed by Victor Salva - DVD
59. From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) Directed by Scott Spiegel - DVD

October 20

60. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999) Directed by P.J. Pesce - DVD
61. The Insatiable (2007) Directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon - DVD
62. Van Helsing (2004) Directed by Stephen Sommers - DVD

October 21

63. Perfect Creature (2006) Directed by Glenn Standring - SyFy
64. Scary Movie (2000) Directed by Keenan Ivory Wayans - DVD

October 22

65. Man-Thing (2005) Directed by Brett Leonard - SyFy
66. Manticore (2005) Directed by Tripp Reed - SyFy
67. Minotaur (2006) Directed by Jonathan English - SyFy
68. It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) Directed by Edward L. Cahn - DVD
69. Timber Falls (2007) Directed by Tony Giglio - SyFy
70. Saw II (2005) Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman - SyFy
71. The Howling (1981) Directed by Joe Dante - DVD

October 23

72. Locusts: The 8th Plague (2005) - Directed by Ian Gilmour - SyFy
73. Bats: Human Harvest (2007) - Directed by Jamie Dixon - SyFy
74. Alien (1979) Directed by Ridley Scott - AMC

October 24

75. Joy Ride (2001) Directed by John Dahl - DVD
76. The Fly (1958) Directed by Kurt Neumann - AMC
77. Godzilla vs The Thing (1964) Directed by Ishiro Honda - DVD
78. Lake Dead (2007) Directed by George Bessudo - SyFy
79. Puppetmaster (1989) Directed by David Schmoeller - Hulu
80. Interview with the Vampire (1994) Directed by Neil Jordan - DVD
81. Scary Movie 3 (2003) Directed by David Zucker - DVD

October 25

82. Wishmaster (1997) Directed by Robert Kurtzman - DVD
83. Wolf (1994) Directed by Mike Nichols - AMC
84. The Fog (2005) Directed by Rupert Wainwright - DVD
85. The Witch's Sabbath (2005) Directed by Jeff Leroy - DVD

October 26

86. The Ghouls (2008) Directed by Gary Jones - SyFy
87. Queen of the Damned (2002) Directed by Michael Rymer - DVD
88. The Shining (1980) Directed by Stanley Kubrick - AMC

October 27

89. Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster (1965) Directed by Robert Gaffney - AMC
90. Invitation (2003) Directed by Jeff Burton - DVD
91. Blood Rites (2005) Directed by Joshua Moyse - DVD
92. Halloween (1978) Directed by John Carpenter - AMC

October 28

93. Chupacabra: Dark Seas (2005) Directed by John Shepphird - SyFy
94. Death From Beyond (2006) Directed by James Panetta - DVD
95. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui - AMC
96. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Directed by Dwight H. Little - AMC
97. It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - ABC - Wildcard # 6

October 29

98. Earth vs the Spider (1958) Directed by Bert I. Gordon - AMC
99. The H-Man (1958) Directed by Ishiro Honda - DVD
100. Duel (1971) Directed by Steven Spielberg - DVD

October 30

101. Jaws (1975) Directed by Steven Spielberg - DVD
102. Young Frankenstein (1974) Directed by Mel Brooks -AMC

October 31

103. Underworld (2003) Directed by Len Wiseman - DVD
104. Underworld: Evolution (2006) Directed by Len Wiseman - DVD
105. Wolfen (1981) Directed by Michael Wadleigh - DVD
106. It (1990) Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace - DVD
107. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) Directed by Don Coscarelli - DVD

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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*

Corey's Horror Movie Challenge List

2009 Goal: 10
2009 Total: 7

October 3:
1. Prom Night (2008)

October 12:
2. Prom Night (1980)

October 20:
3. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)

October 22:
4. Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1990)

October 24:
5. Prom Night IV: Deliever Us From Evil (1992)

October 30:
6. Zombieland (2009)

October 31:
7. Paranormal Activity (2009)

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Prom Night
-X- 1990 - Prom Night III: The Last Kiss
-X- 2000 - Prom Night

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Prom Night (1980)
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Prom Night (1980)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, DVD, Prom Night (2008).
-X- Second format, TV (PVR), Prom Night (1980).
-X- Third format, Theatre, Zombieland (2009).

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 -
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Prom Night (1980)

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 -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Paranormal Activity
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
-X- Zombie - Zombieland
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Prom Night (1980/2008)
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - Prom Night
--- 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 -
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Prom Night I-IV
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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Re: The 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***LISTS GO HERE!*


October 1st
1. Midnight Movie
2. The Butcher
3. Hit And Run
4. Killer Pad

October 2nd
5. Fear Itself: Spirit Box
6. Fear Itself: Echoes
7. Gothika

October 3rd
8. Fear Itself: Skin And Bones
9. Fear Itself: Chance

October 4th
10. Small Town Folk
11. Grizzly Rage
12. Zombie Diaries

October 5th
13. Fear Itself: The Circle
14. Fear Itself: Something With Bite

October 6th
15. Nympha

October 7th
16. The Furnace
17. Fear Itself: New Year's Day
18. Jack-O (w/ commentary)

October 8th
Absolutely nothing....I suck.

October 9th
19. Trailer Park Of Terror
20. Artifacts

October 10th
21. He Knows You're Alone
22. The Veil: Food On The Table (Wild Card #1)
23. The Veil: The Doctors (Wild Card #2)

October 11th
24. Wind Chill
25. Fear Itself: In Sickness And In Health

October 12th
26. Fear Itself: Family Man
27. Room 205
28. The Morgue

October 13th
29. Trackman
30. He Knows You're Alone

October 14th
31. Dead In 3 Days

October 15th
32. Toolbox Murders (remake)
33. Fear Itself: Community
34. The Ivory

October 16th
35. Wicked
36. Fear Itself: Sacrifice

October 17th
37. Night Train
38. The Being

Lost track of days after this. Here's the rest...

39. Return Of The Living Dead Part 2
40. Fear Itself: Spooked
41. Dust Devil
42. Teeth
43. Fear Itself: Eater
44. Walled In
45. Devil's Curse
46. Devil's Chair
47. Devil's Tomb
48. Legend Of Bloody Mary
49. Broken
50. The Broken
51. Zombieland
52. Feast
53. The Signal
54. The Dark
55. Trip With The Teacher
56. The Veil: The Crystal Ball (Wild Card #3)
57. The Veil: Genesis (Wild Card #4)
58. The Two Faces Of Dr. Jekyll
59. The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb
60. Curse/Night Of The Demon
61. Abbott And Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
62. Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy
63. Trick 'R Treat
64. Halloween

I think this is everything I watched.

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* first ime viewing

01. Open Graves *
02. Clive Barkers Book of Blood *
03. Children of the Corn(2009)

04. Grace *

05. Anaconda
06. Supernatural (TV) WC 1

07. Headless Horseman

08. Warlock

09. Crawl Space *
10. Urban Legend
11. Urban Legends: Final Cut

12. Jennifers Body *

13. Trick R' Treat *
14. P2
15. Supernatural (TV) WC2

16. Asylum
17. Dead and Breakfast
18. Halloween III

19. Last House on the Left(old one)
20. Curse of the Living Corpse

21. Isle of the Dead

22. The Thing(carpenter)
23. Horror House *

24. The Pumpkin Karver
25. Joyride
26. The Eye

27. the Thaw *
28. 30 Days of Night
29. Supernatural(TV) WC3

30. The invisible Man *

31. Zombieland *
32. Prince of darkness
33. Drag Me to Hell *

34. Underworld 3
35. Earth Vs. the Spider *

36. Beyond the Door 3 *

37. Wrong Turn
38. Ghoulies *

39. Van Helsing
40. Last Man on Earth

41. The Messengers 2 *
42. Signs
43. Hills Run Red *
44. Day of the dead(2007)

45. Resident Evil II
46. My Bloody Valentine(2D)
47. Born *
48. Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1970's)

49. The Happening
50. The Shining
51. Dracula II

52. Halloween(2007)
53 The Brain Eaters *

54. The Uninvited
55. American Werewolf in London

56. Final Destination
57. Poltergeist

58. Orphan *
59. Midnight Offerings

60. Paranormal Activity *
61. Friday the 13th
62. Friday the 13th II
63. Monster Vs Aliens: Mutant pumpkins WC4 *
64. The Old Dark House *

65. House of the Devil *
66. The Mist(BW)
67. Hocus Pocus
68. Supernatural(TV) WC5

69. Underworld II
70. House of Wax(2005)
71. Salems Lot(1979)
72. From Dusk Till Dawn

73. Bram Stokers Dracula
74. Sleepy Hollow
75. The Grudge
76. Halloween
77. AVP: Requiem
78. Them(french)
79. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

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October 1st
1. The Evil Dead
2. Evil Dead 2
3. Army of Darkness
4. Maniac Cop
5. The Woods
6. Bubba Ho-Tep

This is when I went to Portland for the HP Lovecraft Film Festival so I didn't get that many films in but I used 2 wildcards.

October 2nd
7. Scream - watched on my ipod during the flight
8. The Mist - the festival had a 35mm print screening, which was pretty cool

October 3rd
9. Short Block 2 (The Dead Don't Lie, Seance, Lenore, The Call) - This was one of the short blocks from the film festival. (Wildcard #1)

October 4th
10. Dirt Dauber - 30 minute short film from the HPL film festival (Wildcard #2)

October 5th
11. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane - watched on my ipod at the airport

I finally returned from Portland and got back into the film watching mood.

October 6th
12. Deep Red
13. Opera* first time viewing
14. Suspiria

October 7th
15. Dead Alive
16. The Thing
17. Cabin Fever

October 8th
18. Saw
19. Feast
20. Slither
21. [Rec]
22. Paranormal Activity* - Midnight theatrical screening

October 9th
23. Session 9 - one of my faves, severely underrated
24. May - absolutely amazing indie flick
25. Shocker -wtf? television chase showdown
26. Splinter

October 10th
27. Night of the Living Dead
28. Dawn of the Dead - Greatest zombie film EVER!
29. Day of the Dead
30. Night of the Living Dead (Remake)*
31. Dawn of the Dead (Remake)
32. Day of the Dead (Remake)

October 11th
33. Sleepaway Camp - Greatest ending EVER!
34. The Prowler
35. The Burning
36. My Bloody Valentine
37. Zombieland*
38. Slaughter High

This next night has been my favorite night so far

October 12th
39. The Beyond
40. Black Sabbath*
41. Cannibal Holocaust
42. Demons
43. Cemetery Man - One of my all time favorites, Existential Zombie Film!
44. Phenomena*

October 13th
45. Friday the 13th
46. Return of the Living Dead 3*
47. Werewolf (MST3K)*
48. House of Wax* The Vincent Price one
49. Phantom of the Opera* 1920's
50. Drag Me to Hell

October 14th
51. The Ring
52. Silent Hill
53. The Children*
54. Freaks
55. Blood Feast

October 15th
56. A Tale of Two Sisters
57. Behind the Mask: The rise of Leslie Vernon
58. Repo: The Genetic Opera
59. Spider Baby*
60. The Invisible Man*
61. Revenge of Frankenstein*

October 16th
62. The Wickerman
63. Hostel Part II (w/commentary)
64. S&Man - I met the director JT Petty at a Fango convention and he gave me this dvd. Really awesome guy and a really cool film.

October 17th
65. Let the Right One In
66. Near Dark
67. Fright Night
68. 30 Days of Night
69. The Lost Boys
70. From Dusk till Dawn

October 18th
71. Child's Play
72. Child's Play 2
73. Child's Play 3
74. Dead Silence
75. Puppet Master
76. Dolls
77. Jack Brooks Monster Slayer

The next couple of days I was working on a student film in the Bronx so i didn't get to watch as many films as I wanted to but there was one surprise.

October 19th
78. Gremlins

October 20th
79. Martyrs

October 21st
80. The Road* - when i would come back from the city after the shoot I would take the bus back to the mall. There just so happened to be a test screening of this film at the theater at the mall. Awesome how things work out.

October 22nd
81. Castle Freak

October 23rd
82. Basket Case

OK. Finally back from working on the film. Time to watch some movies.

October 24th
83. An American Werewolf in London
84. The Howling
85. Dog Soldiers
86. Ginger Snaps
87. Bad Moon
88. Silver Bullet*

October 25th
89. Hellraiser
90. Candyman
91. The Midnight Meat Train
92. Nightbreed
93. Saw VI*

October 26th
94. Poltergeist
95. Return of the Living Dead
96. Re-Animator
97. Hatchet.
98. The Gravedancers
99. The Abandoned
100. The Shining -YEAH!!!! I made it!!!!

October 27th
101. Frankenstein
102. The Wolf Man
103. The Mummy
104. Dracula
105. Bravo's 13 Scarier Movie Moments* (wildcard #3)
106. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto*
107. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
108. The Monster Squad
109. Spike TV 2009 Scream Awards* (wildcard #4) - This award show was an embarrassment to genre fans.

October 28th
110. A Nightmare on Elm Street
111. Last House on the Left
112. Black Christmas
113. Jaws
114. Alien
115. Rosemary's Baby

October 29th
116. The Exorcist
117. The Omen
118. Eyes Without a Face*
119. Planet Terror
120. Death Proof
121. Inside
122. The Hitcher
123. Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (wildcard #5)

October 30th
124. Texas Chain Saw Massacre
125. The Descent
126. Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer
127. Halloween: H20
128. Phantasm

October 31st
129. Halloween
130. Creepshow
131. Nightmare Before Christmas
132. Trick R' Treat
133. House by the Cemetery
134. It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown / Adventures of Pete and Pete: Halloweenie (wildcard #6)
135. Night of the Creeps
136. It's Alive
137. Mad Monster Party* - WTF?
138. Pumpkinhead
Ok, I'll admit something maybe i shouldn't. I joined the challenge last year under the name Belial. i only posted the first couple of days and never posted again. I actually reached my goal of 100 too, I have them written down but never posted them. This year i promise to keep posting. i will not repeat last year.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - Phantom of the Opera
-X- 1930 - Freaks
-X- 1940 - The Wolf man
-X- 1950 - House of wax
-X- 1960 - Black Sabbath
-X- 1970 - Suspiria
-X- 1980 - Sleepaway Camp
-X- 1990 - Scream
-X- 2000 - Drag Me to Hell

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
-X- PG - Poltergeist
-X- PG-13 - The Ring
-X- R - Paranormal Activity
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Dawn of the Dead (remake)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, (DVD), (The Evil Dead).
-X- Second format, (Scream), (Ipod).
-X- Third format, (35mm), (The Mist).

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula
-X- Lon Chaney Sr. - Phantom of the Opera
-X- Boris Karloff - Black Sabbath
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Spider Baby
-X- Vincent Price - House of Wax
-X- Peter Cushing - Revenge of Frankenstein
-X- Christopher Lee - The Wickerman
-X- Robert Englund - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
-X- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween H20

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, (Spanish), (REC).
-X- Second language, (Korean), (A Tale of Two Sisters).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - (Near Dark)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
-X- Werewolf - An American Werewolf in London
-X- Mummy - Bubba Ho-Tep
-X- Invisible Man - The Invisible Man
-X- Ghost/haunting - Paranormal Activity
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Suspiria
-X- Zombie - Night of the Living Dead
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Maniac Cop
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Feast
-X- Documentary - S&Man
-X- Musical - Repo: The Genetic Opera
-X- Spoof/comedy - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
-X- Revenge - Last House on the Left
-X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play
-X- Killer/evil animal - Jaws
-X- Killer/evil child - The Children
-X- Giallo - Deep Red
-X- J horror - A Tale of Two Sisters (Technically this is K-Horror. Does this count? I'll remove it if it doesn't)
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Werewolf (mst3k)
-X- film and its remake - Night of the Living Dead.
-X- based on a video game - Silent Hill
-X- based on a novel - The Mist
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - Blood Feast (HGL)
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - An American Werewolf in London
-X- silent film - Phantom of the Opera
-X- Criterion version film - Eyes Without a Face
-X- with commentary - Hostel Part II
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness
-X- anthology film - Black Sabbath
-X- takes place on a holiday - Black Christmas
-X- takes place in space - Alien
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Jaws
-X- animated film - The Haunted world of El Superbeasto
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Living Dead
-X- called "Return of ..." - Return of the Living Dead
-X- called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge of Frankenstein
-X- called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the Living Dead

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* First time viewing

October 1st
1. Arachnophobia
I've alwaysss hated spiders, and still I loved this movie when I was a kid. I haven't seen it in a really long time, but I still really like this movie

October 2nd
2. The Craft*

October 3rd
3. Amityville Horror (2005)*

October 4th
4. 30 Days of Night*
5. Dexter S. 4 E. 2 "Remains to be Seen"*- WC #1

October 5th
6. The Uninvited*

October 6th
7. American Psycho*

October 7th
8. Halloweentown

October 8th
9. Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge
10. Halloweentown High*

October 9th
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street*

October 10th
12. Shaun of the Dead

October 11th
13. Zombieland*

October 12th
14. I Know What You Did Last Summer

October 13th
15. Drag Me to Hell*

October 14th
16. Return to Halloweentown*

October 15th
17. Under Wraps
18. The Vampire Diaries S1 E4 "Family Ties"*- WC #2

October 16th
19. The Vampire Diaries S1 E5 "You're Undead to Me"*- WC #3

October 17th
20. Trick 'r Treat*

October 18th
21. Garfield's Halloween Adventure*- WC #4

October 20th
22. Child's Play*

October 24th
23. Dexter S4E4 "Dex Takes a Holiday"*- WC #5

October 25th
24. Dexter S4e5 "Dirty Harry"*- WC #6
25. Friday the 13th (1980)*

October 26th
26. Paranormal Activity*

2007's list http://forum.dvdtalk.com/8176257-post52.html
I hit 28 my first year, and wasn't able to participate last year because I was out of town for over half the month, this year I will be missing the last few days I think, but my goal will be 31 again!

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2008 List

1. Frankenstein

2. Zombieland
3. I Walked With a Zombie

4. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

5. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

6. Isle of the Dead
7. Zombie Nightmare (MST3K)

8. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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New guy here, can I play? Mua ha ha. AND NOW THE FINAL LIST

October 1: Near Dark (on the big screen )
October 2: Them (French slasher reboot, not the giant bugs movie)
October 3: (out of town, no movie)
October 4: Long Hair Of Death / An Angel For Satan
October 5: (OOT)
October 6: Kolchak: The Night Stalker (The Ripper, The Zombie)
October 7:
October 8: Masters Of Horror (Jenifer)
October 9: Nosferatu (1922)
October 10: Severance
October 11: Zombieland
October 16: Trinity Blood Vol. 1 (1st 4 episodes)
October 17: The Astro Zombies
October 18: The Last Winter
October 19: A Bucket Of Blood
October 20: Millenium (SSN 2: Goodbye Charlie, Luminary)
October 23: Eraserhead
October 24: From Dusk To Dawn (on the big screen...print was eaten by the projector 3/4 of the way through. Off to Netflix!)
October 25: Son Of Dracula
October 26: The Undertaker and His Pals (w trailers)
**************************************** (sick leave)
Halloween Night: Dawn Of The Dead (Extended Cut) / Document Of The Dead
Dracula (1931 w Philip Glass score)

and All Souls Day: Fantasia

Happy Halloween, and a Prosperous Holiday to you!

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* First time viewing

1. The Hills Run Red DVD* ~ So so horror flick With lots of gore and nudity. The family is vey sick in the head > The family Gives one of the girls to babyface to do the nasty
2. Inside DVD* ~ I enjoyed this one. I like french horror ever since high tension. This has lots of Suspense and a badass chick going after a prego women. Plenty of gore, not for the weak of heart
3. Storm Warning DVD* ~ Started out good and the setting wasn't bad either but then died down
for me. Bunch of sickos sexually abusing a woman and her husband on a little secluded Island

4. Toolbox Murders DVD ~ I like Tobe Hopper films but felt this didn"t have enough to stand out on its own. It was nice seeing Rob Zombies wife Sherri Moon in for Cameo. ok slasher film , nothing great
5. Stepfather Online burned copy * ~ Before he was John Locke from Lost, he was the stepdad killer. Good to see Mr Locke in different role with hair too haha.
6. Mothers Day Online burned copy * ~ I heard about the remake and wanted to see the original. Another sick at times sexually abuse movie with a disturb family . The mother is so old it should be called Grandmothers Day

7. The Last Winter DVD * ~ Not even Hellboy ( Ron Perlman ) could save this. I was waiting for something big to happen and it really didn't. The way the crew died was weak you dont really get to see whatever was doing the killing.

8. Feast 2: Sloopy Seconds Online Copy* ~ I really like the first one so much that I was really looking foward to this one. It still has enough gore and comedy in it that made me like it. Those 2 midgets stole the show
9. Feast 3 : The Happy Finish Online Copy* ~ Good thing I had this right after the ending of the 2nd part. Thought this was like a filler to the series. Also very short. my least fav of the series

10. Cube Online Streaming * ~ had to watch it with everyone talking highly of it. I lived up to what i was expecting. traps and more traps. Good movie for its time.

11. Creepshow 3 Online Copy * ~ All 6 stories was decent horror. My favorite story was the guy with the big mouth and teeth

Fear Itself Marathon *

12. The Circle - This one has to be the best from the series. reminds me alot of evil dead in many ways
13. Chance- Pretty suspenseful .
14. Skin and Bones - Really scary guy and hungry too
15. The Spirit Box - Another good episode. I like the witchcraft story and liked the twist in the end
16. Echoes - Wasn't really into this one. so so
17. Eater - This another good one. loved the fact stuart gordon did this one. that tall creepy man scared me too
18. Spooked - I liked it from the start but didn't like the ending
19. Community - interesting story.

10- 11
20. Carnival of souls DVD * ~ Not bad or not good either. The main evil soul looked creepy

10- 12
21. Trick r' Treat DVD * ~ Probably the best one I enjoyed for the challenge thus far. The stories were good and how they crosspaths. Entertaining.
22. Unhinged DVD * ~ Reminded me of the mothers day movie. Another sicko family with a somewhat twist ending

23. Drag me to Hell Blu- Ray ~ I enjoyed it in the theaters and enjoyed it again. Its a fun movie. That old hag stole the show

24. Riding the Bullet DVD * ~ Thought it was going to be good with stephen king and mick garris behind it but it was a stinker.
25. Shaun of the Dead DVD ~ Great zombie comedy. laugh out loud a few times. One funny line was his friend said " We are coming for you barbara"
26. From Beyond DVD ~ Had this on tape and got the DVD. Somewhat outdated but still has its good moments

27. Repo! The Gentic Opera Blu-Ray ~ I keep enjoying this film everytime I see it. Mostly cause of the soundtrack. There is enough blood and guts to enjoy too.

28. Wizard Of Gore DVD* ~ The only thing good for me in this one, was that bump eating rats
29. Awake DVD*~ Good story and Jessica had me fooled.

30. Let the Right One In DVD* ~ Not the exact vampire movie I was looking for but this was a good story. I like the scene almost at the end in the pool.

31. Paranormal Activity DVD screener* ~ I saw this at home in the dark. This did spoke me out a few times. not scary but entertaining

32. Wishmaster DVD* ~ Thought this was going to better. the only thing that stood out for was "FULLFILL THE PROPHECY" lol

33. WishMaster 2 DVD* ~ I enjoyed this one more than the first part.

34. Wrong Turn 3 DVD
* ~ Nice beginning , put then died down for me

35. FEAR ITSELF DVD: In sickness and in health*~ Very Good episode keeps you clued from start to finish with a nice twist ending

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1. + The Call of Cthulhu + (2005) (US) (silent) 47 min. Atmospheric adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft story. Inventive use of low-tech methods to create one of the best Lovecraft fan films. A lot of fun.
2. + Masters of Horror: Dreams In The Witch House + (2005) (US) 55 min. Stuart Gordon directs another updated adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story. Disturbing and gory, although far from Gordon's most extreme.
3. + Haxan + (1922) (Denmark/Sweden) (silent) 105 min. A history of witchcraft, beginning with medieval drawings and texts regarding the origins and early practice of witchcraft, continuing with a reenactment of the process of a medieval witch trial, and concluding with a modern psychiatric interpretation of the hysteria of the witch trials. The movie attempts a scientific approach, but also gives enough attention to the sensational aspects of the subject to keep it interesting.
4. + Igor + (2008) (US) 86 min. Amusing animated tale of a hunchback assistant to a mad scientist who aspires to transcend his lot in life and become a mad scientist himself, and the not so monstrous monster that he creates.
5. + The Black Pit of Dr. M + (1959) (Mexico) 81 min. Doctor attempts to solve the mystery of what happens to the soul after death, but finds that things don't go according to plan. Great atmosphere and some surprising twists.
6. + The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms + (1953) (US) 79 min. An early Ray Harryhausen effort. Competent action and acting, excellent stop motion animation as always, and an interesting finale at the roller coaster at Coney Island.
7. + Masters of Horror: The Black Cat + (2007) (US) 58 min. Stuart Gordon's take on Poe's story. Events in Poe's life parallel the story that he will write. It seems too violent and gory at first, but in the end is true to Poe's themes of dark obsessions and psychological horror.
8. + Eyes Without a Face + (1960) (France) 90 min. Doctor goes way too far in attempting to repair injuries to his daughter that he caused in an auto accident. Her passivity in accepting his crimes through most of the film isn't addressed directly, but is something to think about. A great film which anticipates recent medical advances.
9. + Tales From The Crypt: Operation Friendship + (1994) (US) 24 min. Typical "Tales From The Crypt" story of a computer geek battling to keep imaginary friend under control as he begins a relationship with a new girlfriend. Not one of their gory efforts.
10. + Tales From The Crypt: Whirlpool + (1994) (US) 21 min. Typical "Tales From The Crypt" story of EC Comics writer whose story doesn't meet her editor's expectations. Comics Rita Rudner and Richard Lewis play their arch-typical noir roles fairly straight. Not gory.
11. The Last House on the Left (1972) (US) 84 min. Not as gory as it is reputed to be, but genuinely disturbing. Realistic portrayals of the criminals, but undercut by comic portrayal of the police.
12. + The Witch's Mirror + (1962) (Mexico) 75 min. Assembles parts from earlier horror sources, including Haxan, Eyes Without a Face, The Body Snatcher, "The Premature Burial" and The Hands of Orlac into a creepy whole. Interesting, somewhat sympathetic portrayal of a husband who commits a cold-blooded crime when he first appears in the movie, but later becomes obsessed with restoring his wife's beauty.
13. + The Curse of the Crying Woman + (Mexico) (1963) 80 min. Movie uses Mexican folk tale in story of witch trying to revive evil ancestor to increase her own power. It seems less "Mexican" than many other Mexican horror films of its era, more like a movie that could have been made anywhere, but still ably captures the Gothic atmosphere.
14. Dracula (1931) (US) 75 min. Bela Lugosi could not be more perfect in his greatest role. He radiates power and arrogance. Probably the greatest performance of Dwight Frye's career, taking Renfield from proper businessman to raving madman. Captures the essence of Bram Stoker's story, although in a different fashion than Murnau's Nosferatu.
15. Frankenstein (1931) (US) 70 min. Colin Clive embodies Frankenstein's obsession, and Karloff beautifully conveys the monster's innocence, confusion, fear and rage without a word. A perfect model of the classic horror film.
16. The Old Dark House (1932) (US) 72 min. Travelers are stranded by a storm in the Welsh mountains in the mansion of a strange family.Literate script and outstanding cast including Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton and Raymond Massey. Mystery, madness and mayhem.
17. The Hills Have Eyes (1977) (US) 90 min. Wes Craven again explored the theme of a normal family versus outcasts, as in The Last House On the Left.The cannibal clan in this movie are surprisingly sympathetic, and the family that they attack begin as a bickering, foolish group.Craven establishes a model that many filmmakers would follow.
18. + Flesh For Frankenstein + (1973) (US/Italy/France) 95 min. Starts slowly and predictably as the slutty Baroness (Monique van Vooren) decides she needs the personal services of a farm laborer (Joe Dallesandro), while the Baron devotes himself to his experiments. The creepy children mirror their perverse parents. But when the Baron celebrates his success in creating the female monster in a carnal fashion, Udo Kier's acting shifts from subdued to over the top, and the movie benefits. Abundant nudity, perverse sexuality and rather cartoonish gore make this one not for the squeamish.
19. + Blood For Dracula + (Italy/France) (1974) 103 min. Udo Kier's Dracula is sick and tired, a relic from a past age. He needs the blood of a virgin, and his faithful servant assures him that he will have no difficulty finding plenty in devoutly Catholic Italy. Unfortunately for the Count, he's wrong- but fortunately for the audience. Paul Morrissey seems to always describe his films as comedies, and this truly is- with abundant nudity, perverse sexuality and rather cartoonish gore. If you want to watch a movie like this, this is the one to watch. Great comic performances from Kier and from Arno Juerging as the servant.
20. + The Gardener (Seeds of Evil) + (1975) (US) 86 min. Starts promisingly with a vivid death, slows into a dull portrait of the idle rich for most of the next hour, and rushes into efforts to figure out and confront the threat in the finale. Interesting idea of a menacing gardener who might be some kind of nature spirit is lost by filmmakers that don't understand the need to keep the story flowing in the right direction and to set up the climax.
21. + Dracula + (1931) (US) 104 min. Spanish language version filmed at the same time as the better known English language version. The same sets and basically the same script are used. This version is very well made and explains some plot points better, but the performances of Dracula and Renfield can't match Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye, and Tod Browning has the edge over George Melford in creating a creepy, dangerous world.
22. Freaks (1932) (US) 62 min. Considered Tod Browning's most personal film. Presents amazing group of circus freaks as people leading remarkably ordinary lives, but ready to go to any extreme to protect one of their own. A unique classic.
23. + Blood Bath + (US) (1976) 83 min. Anthology film that isn't scary or gory, has twist endings that aren't too suprising, and is only occasionally funny.
24. + Varan The Unbelievable + (Japan) (1962) 87 min. Typical Toho giant monster movie. Varan is disturbed in a remote lake, attacks Tokyo after it's finished with the local village. Excellent monster design.
25. + Near Dark + (1987) (US) 94 min. Vampire family roaming the Southwest adds ambivalent new member. Intriguing modern vampire tale. Lance Henriksen, Jenny Wright and Bill Paxton are excellent.
26. The Lost Boys (1987) (US) 97 min. About as bad as I remembered it from the 1980s. Could have used more of Kiefer Sutherland and the Frog brothers.
27. + Dracula's Daughter + (1936) (US) 71 min. Van Helsing faces murder charges after he is found with the bodies of Dracula and Renfield. Gloria Holden is a seductive, troubled and mysterious countess seeking the help of Otto Kruger's psychiatrist, who is also trying to clear Van Helsing. Irving Pichel is interestingly odd as sinister servant Sandor. Interesting but not as intense as Dracula.
28. Son of Dracula (1943) (US) 80 min. Count Alucard invited by southern belle to family plantation and people start dying. Plays like film noir, with a femme fatale playing a dangerous new suitor and an old beau against each other. Lon Chaney Jr.doesn't have a lot of screen time, but is commanding and menacing.
29. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (US) 76 min. Great animation and songs. Fun horror for the family.
30. + Aswang + (1994) (US) 82 min. Monster from Filipino folklore transplanted to rural Wisconsin. Good acting, especially Norman Moses as tightly wound son, and some shocking scenes, but undercut by low-budget special effects. Fun seeing a monster from my wife's homeland used in an American film.
31. + Hammer House of Horror: Witching Time + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Film composer, pushed to the edge by overwork and an unfaithful wife, encounters 17th century witch, but no one believes him. Patricia Quinn is a very sexy witch.
32. + Hammer House of Horror: The Thirteenth Reunion + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Predictable, although the origin of the group behind the events the reporter is investigating was a surprise. Not the best, but still worth watching.
33. + Hammer House of Horror: Rude Awakening + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Excellent performance by Denholm Elliott as real estate broker having difficulty distinguishing between his nightmares and his real life. Lucy Gutteridge is very good as his sexy secretary. Walter Mitty in a black comedy.
34. + Hammer House of Horror: Growing Pains + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Couple adopts polite, well-mannered boy after their son's death. Strange things begin to happen which seem connected to their new son, which also seem to touch upon the circumstances of their son's death. Eerie and unpredictable to the end.
35. + Hammer House of Horror: The House That Bled To Death + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Family moves into house where gruesome murder occurred and strange things begin to happen. Clever twists and unsettling moments.
36. + Hammer House of Horror: Charlie Boy + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Heir comes to regret keeping African fetish. Predictable but done well, with spectacularly hideous statue.
37. + Dust Devil + (1992) (Namibia/South Africa) 108 min. Drifter at the end of the Namibian war of independence preys on the lost and faithless. Unusual supernatural serial killer story with beautiful images.
38. + Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon + (1969) (US) 52 min. Dan Curtis story of paranormal investigator asked by an heiress to check out a haunted house. Unsuccessful TV pilot is reminiscent of Dark Shadows.
39. +Dead of Night + (1977) (US) 73 min. Dan Curtis/Richard Matheson horror anthology. Story of an old car and time travel is not intended to be frightening; vampire story with Patrick Macnee has a clever twist; "Bobby" is a scary variation on "The Monkey's Paw." If you liked Trilogy of Terror, you should enjoy this.
40. + Waxworks + (1924) (Germany) (silent) 83 min. Writer creates stories of sinister characters to promote carnival wax figures exhibit. "Harun-al-Raschid" is an amusing Arabian Nights adventure; "Ivan the Terrible" is a story of madness, cruelty and poetic justice; "Spring-Heeled Jack" is an expressionist nightmare. Little-known but effective expressionist horror film.
41. + The Flesh and the Fiends + (1960) (UK) 94 min. Fairly faithful telling of the story of Burke and Hare and Dr. Knox. Pushes the violence and sex as far as censorship of the time would allow. Strong performances by George Rose as Burke, Peter Cushing as Dr. Knox, Billie Whitelaw as a prostitute and a movie stealing performance by Donald Pleasence as Hare.
42. + The Bat + (1926) (US) (silent) 86 min. Early old dark house movie is more mystery story than horror. Love the Bat's costume.
43. +Annabel Lee + (US) (2001) 20 min. Excellent stop-motion animation based on Poe's poem, focusing on themes of death and decay. Captures Poe's world of dreams and madness.
44. + The Tell-Tale Heart + (2003) (Spain) 10 min. Loosely based on Poe's story, but misses the central idea that the madman's downfall is caused by his distorted sense of reality which renders him incapable of hiding his crime. This eliminates the suspense. Paul Naschy plays the madman.
45. + The Raven + (2003) (US) 11 min. Very good adaptation of Poe's poem. The raven and the portrait are good ideas that effectively take the narrative out of the real world and into the world of mystery and imagination.
46. + Hammer House of Horror: The Silent Scream + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Recently released convict can't resist temptation and falls into the hands of sadistic captor. Several good twists at the end, and strong performances by Peter Cushing, Brian Cox and Elaine Donnelly.
47. The Doctor and the Devils (1985) (UK) 93 min. Burke, Hare and Dr. Knox covered in a similar fashion to The Flesh and the Fiends, but more attention to the horror of the life of the urban poor in Edinburgh in the 1820s, and to the medical advances that were assisted by the crimes. Not as romantic or as cruel as its predecessor, but it has its moments.
48. + Hammer House of Horror: Children of the Full Moon + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Where do little werewolves come from? Stranded couple meet eerie children and friendly, frighteningly strange adults in the forest. No surprises but a few good shocks.
49. + Hammer House of Horror: Carpathian Eagle + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Police detective investigates serial killings which recall the crimes of an Eastern European countess centuries before. Anthony Valentine and Suzanne Danielle are very good as the detective and a writer. The ending is character revelation rather than an attempt to shock.
50. + Hammer House of Horror: Guardian of the Abyss + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Antique dealer attempts to rescue a beautiful young woman from sacrifice by a satanic cult. Predictable, but Rosalyn Landor is luminous as always.
51. + Nang Nak + (1999) (Thailand) 101 min. Folk tale of eternal devotion of husband and wife. Thai ghost story is slow getting started, but gets kind of crazy once the supernatural events start. The acting is generally wooden, but the actors and scenery are beautiful.
52. + Hammer House of Horror: Visitor From the Grave + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Predictable story about mentally unstable woman who kills and is unbalanced by the aftermath. Worth watching, but one of the weakest stories in the series.
53. + Beauty of the Haunted House + (1998) (Hong Kong) 88 min. Mixes softcore sex comedy, a ghost story and anti-Japanese jingoism. Horror aspects of the movie follow the conventions of the Hong Kong ghost film, which has been done better many times before.
54. + The Living Corpse + (Pakistan) (1967) 103 min. Pakistani version of Dracula. Dance and song interludes surprisingly don't detract from the story and sometimes advance it. Fairly tame telling of the classic story with some unusual variations.
55. + Hammer House of Horror: The Two Faces of Evil + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Wife uncertain of reality after car crash. Unsettling story is more like Twilight Zone than Hammer.
56. + Hammer House of Horror: The Mark of Satan + (1980) (UK) 52 min. Strange story works because we see everything from point of view of the protagonist. His obsessions seem crazy, but what if he's right?
57. + The Visitant + (US) (1981) 20 min. Visit to son's grave becomes surrealist nightmare.
58. + That Little Monster + (US) (1994) 56 min. Grotesque story of babysitter and strange baby. A trip to the Twilight Zone, with opening tribute to Universal's Frankenstein and closing Bob Hope cameo.

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Popping my cherry in this thing. Having two jobs and drinking beer all the time will make it tough to do 100, so I'm shooting for 31.

01. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005, John Landis) - Not scary and pretty silly, but fun to watch. Other than Brian Benben, could've used some better acting. (B-)
02. The Curse of the Cat People (1944, Gunther Von Fritsch/Robert Wise) - Not really a sequel or a horror film, but beautifully shot, atmospheric and creepy. (B+)
03. Zombieland (2009, Ruben Fleischer) - Entertaining as hell except for some emo-ish character development that makes the middle of the film drag. (B)
04. Blacula (1972, William Crain) - Most memorable scene in this has nothing to do with horror and everything to do with dancing. (B-)
05. Swamp Thing (1982, Wes Craven) - Saw this in the theater when I was 12 and loved it. Only thing that holds up 25+ years later is Adrienne Barbeau's chest. (C)
06. Deadgirl (2008, Marcel Sarmiento/Gadi Harel) - I guess it's worth watching to see how you react to it. It's trying to say something, but I'm not sure if the directors know exactly what it is. Maybe it's as simple as teenage outcasts will do anything to get laid. Fuck if I know. I hope Jenny Spain (actress who played deadgirl) got paid a lot since she spent almost the entire movie naked and bound. (C+)
07. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper) - Hadn't seen it in years and thought maybe it wouldn't make my skin crawl like it did when I was younger. Wrong...from the time the hitchhiker gets in the van on, it got to me again. (B+)
08. The Howling (1981, Joe Dante) - I'd heard what a classic this was, but it didn't do much for me. Some decent humor and interesting makeup/special effects, but overall pretty meh. (C+)
09. Infection (2004, Masayuki Ochiai) - Japanese hospital infection horror has its moments, but really falls apart at the end. (C+)
10. Black Moon (1934, Roy William Neill) - Other than a few cool moments of creepy suspense and getting to watch Fay Wray for an hour, this is a dull take on voodoo horror. (C+)
11. House on Haunted Hill (1959, William Castle) - Cheesy, gimmicky (like all Castle films) fun. (B-)
12. Murders in the Zoo (1933, A. Edward Sutherland) - Not a great film, but worth seeing for it's pre-code weirdness and Lionel Atwill's creepy performance as the bad guy. Scene where they let the animals loose and lions attack a cheetah is disturbing. (B-)
13. Scream Blacula Scream (1973, Bob Kelljan) - I like both Blacula films more than I should. Maybe it's the mix of blaxploitation and horror or William Marshall playing it straight in the midst of all the laughable shit going on around him. One disappointing thing about the sequel is that Pam Grier adds nothing to it. (B-)
14. The Prowler (1981, Joseph Zito) - Some great gory kills thanks to Tom Savini's effects, but the story is by-the-numbers and the killer was telegraphed about 15 minutes in. (C+)
15. Matango (1963, Ishiro Honda) - The drama of seven people trapped on a deserted island with dwindling food supplies works well. The horror angle of eating mushrooms and turning into fungus creatures...not so much. (B-)
16. The Beyond (1981, Lucio Fulci) - My first Fulci. Crucifixions, eyeball-gouging, flesh-eating spiders, demonic German Shepherds. Crazy, crazy shit. (B-)
17. Left Bank (2008, Pieter Van Hees) - Creepy, suspenseful Belgian film with good acting and great cinematography. Not sure about that ending, though. Thanks to Kimberly at Cinebeats, without her review I wouldn't have known about this one. (B)
18. Drag Me To Hell (2009, Sam Raimi) - Fun at times, but I couldn't get past the ridiculousness and just enjoy the ride. Probably should've seen it with a big crowd in the theater. Also...the Mac guy is annoying. (C+)
19. The Hills Have Eyes (1977, Wes Craven) - Grim and gritty but didn't get under my skin the way I'd heard it would. Features one of the best canine performances in cinema history by the german shepherd that plays Beast. (B-)
20. The Exorcist (1973, William Friedkin) - I'm not a Catholic-raised teenager anymore, but this one still holds up 20+ years after my first viewing. This time around, I'm able to see how good a film it is and not just be crapping my pants at what I'm seeing. (B+)
21. Strange Behavior (1981, Michael Laughlin) - Mixes mad scientist with slasher and gets so-so results. Watchable, but nothing special. (C+)
22. Just Before Dawn (1981, Jeff Lieberman) - Inbred hillbilly slasher film works way better than it has a right to. (B)

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October 1st:
The Hills Run Red
The Blair Witch Project

October 3rd
House of the Devil

October 4th
Nightmare on Elm St. Part 3

October 5th
Cold Hearts

October 15th
Drag Me To Hell

October 16th
The Stepfather
Stepfather 2

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**sherocker's FIRST EVER horror movie challenge list**

I'm a first timer, be nice!

My Goal: 31 movies


1) EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)
2) GHOULIES (1985)
6) BOOK OF BLOOD (2009)
7) SHUTTER (2008)
8) FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)
9) PANDORUM (2009)
10) THE GATE (1987)
11) MIRRORS (2008)

14) DRAG ME TO HELL (2009)
15) THE DECENT (2005)
16) TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE-the movie (1990)
17) THE STRANGERS (2007)
18) 28 WEEKS LATER (2007)
20) 1408 (2007)
21) CARVER (2008)
23) THE UNBORN (2009)

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