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

<sup>100 Movies. 31 Days.</sup> October 1st - 31st, 2009










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


Fist of Doom
Dimension X
Mountain Biker
Mister Peepers
William Fuld
Sex Fiend  
J. Farley
Darth Maher
Mondo Kane
Chet Desmond
Dick Laurent
Jeffy Pop
The Monkees
Julie Walker
Doc Moonlight
Camp Blood
The Reaper
Matthew Ackerly
Del Griffith
Cool Ghoul
Rypro 525
Russell S
Larry C.
Burgundy LaRue





-Courtesy of Trevor

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Date Movie DVDTalker discussion thread
Thursday, October 1st Cube (1997) Numes discussion thread
Friday, October 2nd Nightmare Castle (1965) Chad discussion thread
Saturday, October 3rd Poltergeist (1982) Darth Maher discussion thread
Sunday, October 4th The Manitou (1978) riotinmyskull discussion thread
Monday, October 5th High Tension (2003) Larry C. discussion thread
Tuesday, October 6th The Nanny (1965) Mister Peepers discussion thread
Wednesday, October 7th Vampyr (1932) Trevor discussion thread
Thursday, October 8th Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) Darth Maher discussion thread
Friday, October 9th The Signal (2007) clckworang discussion thread
Saturday, October 10th Baby Blues (2008) LickTheABCs discussion thread
Sunday, October 11th Cemetary Man (1994) Darkgod discussion thread
Monday, October 12th Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) Dick Laurent discussion thread
Tuesday, October 13th Psycho II (1983) indiephantom discussion thread
Wednesday, October 14th Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door (2007) terrycloth discussion thread
Thursday, October 15th Troll 2 (1990) Mister Peepers discussion thread
Friday, October 16th Alligator (1980) NoirFan discussion thread
Saturday, October 17th Let the Right One In (2008) cardsfan111 discussion thread
Sunday, October 18th Zombieland (2009) group discussion thread
Monday, October 19th Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968) takingchase discussion thread
Tuesday, October 20th Dawn of the Dead (1978) takingchase discussion thread
Wednesday, October 21st Dawn of the Dead (2004) Numes discussion thread
Thursday, October 22nd Ravenous (1999) Larry C. discussion thread
Friday, October 23rd End of the Line (2007) j. farley discussion thread
Saturday, October 24th Prince of Darkness (1987) killercannibal discussion thread
Sunday, October 25th Paranormal Activity (2007) group discussion thread
Monday, October 26th An American Werewolf in London (1981) Chad discussion thread
Tuesday, October 27th Phantasm II (1988) indiephantom discussion thread
Wednesday, October 28th Final Destination (2000) smashthesymbols discussion thread
Thursday, October 29th Shaun of the Dead (2004) cardsfan111 discussion thread
Friday, October 30th Trick 'r Treat (2008) indiephantom discussion thread
Saturday, October 31st Halloween (1978) John Carpenter discussion thread




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And remove those spaces!


-Courtesy of Trevor

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

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

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



Thursday, October 1st You Put a Spell on Me! - Witches & Warlocks Suspiria, Witchboard, Warlock
Friday, October 2nd Pick Your Favorite Director Todd Browning, Ruggero Deodato, Dario Argento
Saturday, October 3rd They're Here! - Supernatural/Haunted House The Changeling, The Others, Ghost Story
Sunday, October 4th Full Moon Mania! - Werewolves (Lycanthropes) The Curse of the Werewolf, Werewolf of London
Monday, October 5th Science Gone Horribly Wrong! - Sci-Fi Horror David Cronenberg's The Fly, John Carpenter's The Thing
Tuesday, October 6th Universal Monsters (Can be any studio's interpretation) Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolfman
Wednesday, October 7th Shockumentary! - Horror Documentaries The American Nightmare, Horror of Hammer
Thursday, October 8th Pick Your Favorite Horror Icon Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff
Friday, October 9th To the eXtReMe! - Splatter/Gore/Shock/'Torture Porn' Necromantic, The Passion of the Christ
Saturday, October 10th Asian Buffet of Terrors! - J-Horror, Korean & Thai Uzumaki, A Tale of Two Sisters
Sunday, October 11th Quiet, you! - Silent Cinema The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Golem
Monday, October 12th Passport to Sheer Terror! - European Horror Bloody Pit of Horror, Mill of the Stone Women
Tuesday, October 13th Short Attention Span Theater - Anthology Horror Two Evil Eyes, The House That Dripped Blood
Wednesday, October 14th Cuts Like a Knife - Slashers, Serial Killers & Giallos Don't Torture a Duckling, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Thursday, October 15th "Godzilla! Godzilla!" - Creature Features Gojira, Razorback, The Host
Friday, October 16th From Beyond the Grave! - Zombies White Zombie, Zombi 2, Shock Waves
Saturday, October 17th Wanna Play? - Creepy Kids The Children, Who Can Kill a Child?
Sunday, October 18th Lovecraftian - Cinema Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon
Monday, October 19th Bollywood Frightfest! - Indian Cinema Ayega Aanewala, Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche
Tuesday, October 20th Cinema that Sucks! - Vampires Drßcula, The Hunger, Thirst
Wednesday, October 21st My Brain Hurts! - Horror-Comedy & Campy Horror Evil Dead 2, Night of the Creeps, Bad Taste
Thursday, October 22nd Inbred Hillbillies from Hell! - Backwoods Horror Two Thousand Maniacs!, Motel Hell
Friday, October 23rd British Fright Cinema - Hammer, Amicus & Ealing Dead of Night, Vampire Circus, Asylum
Saturday, October 24th Ouch! - Rape/Revenge I Spit on Your Grave, The Last House on the Left
Sunday, October 25th I Cast You Out! - Possession/Satanic/Demonic Drag Me To Hell, To the Devil a Daughter
Monday, October 26th Fog Machine Madness! - Gothic Horror (Italian & Beyond) Black Sunday, The Tomb of Ligeia
Tuesday, October 27th Where's the Beef? - Cannibalism Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Apocalypse
Wednesday, October 28th When Animals Attack! Piranha, Night of the Lepus
Thursday, October 29th Fava Beans & Chianti Mindfuck - Psychological Horror Jacob's Ladder, The Silence of the Lambs
Friday, October 30th Timewarp! - Horror Musicals Repo! The Genetic Opera, Sweeney Todd
Saturday, October 31st Smell My Feet! - Takes place on Halloween Night of the Demons, Hell Night, Trick or Treat



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

-Courtesy of caligulathegod



Post a link to your list in your signature.

There will a prize for the participant with the 'most impressive list'.
Give reviews, post pics, provide IMDB links with your titles, add YouTube videos, include running times, etc.

Number your lists!


<sup>The challenge officially begins</sup> Thursday, October 1, 2009 @ Midnight (EST).

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Mini-Reviews for selected titles in progress...
Thursday, October 1st
1. Martyrs (2008)
2. Chopping Mall (1986) - Robots are employed as mall security guards and a lightening storm fries their soulless circuitry which turns them into demonic mini Johnny 5's. 1980's cheese at its best.
3. The Boy From Hell (Jigoku koz˘) (2004)
4. Cube (1997)
5. Burial Ground (aka "The Nights of Terror") (1981)
6. The Return of the Vampire (1944)
Friday, October 2nd
7. The Flesh Eaters (1964)
8. Nightmare Castle (1965) - A Gothic soap opera starring the incomparable Barbara Steele donning a blonde wig that isn't quite up to Bava standards, but has its charms.
9. [Rec] (2007)
10. The New York Ripper (1982) BD - Best misogynistic Italian slasher with a Donald Duck sounding killer circa 1980's New York ever.
11. The Return Dracula (1958) - Very stylish and atmospheric take on the Dracula mythos with an excellent performance by Francis Lederer. Obviously influenced "The Shining" score.
Saturday, October 3rd
12. Quarantine (2008) NWI
13. Alucarda (1975) - A crazy Psycho bitch from hell is possessed by Satan(?) and terrorizes a convent with Carrie-eque powers.
14. The Vampire (1957)
15. Poltergeist (1982) BD
16. Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)

Sunday, October 4th Monday, October 5th
24. The Black Room (1935)
25. Jack-O (1995)
26. Stuart Gordon's Castle Freak (1995)
27. Peeping Tom (1960)
Tuesday, October 6th
28. The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
29. Arang (2006) NWI
30. He Knows You're Alone (1980) - Bloodless Halloween clone right down to the score that's surprisingly effective and somewhat original.
31. Repulsion (1965) BD
Wednesday, October 7th
32. Horror Island (1941)
33. Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) (1979)
34. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
35. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
Thursday, October 8th
36. Cube Zero (2004)
37. Carrie (1976)
38. She Beast (La sorella di Satana) (1966)
39. Deadgirl (2008) NWI
40. Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (1932)

Friday, October 9th
41. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
42. The Manitou (1978)
43. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
44. Onibaba (1966)
45. Two Evil Eyes (1990) BD
Saturday, October 10th
46. The Strange Door (1951)
47. Of Unknown Origin (1985)

48. Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (1994)
49. Outpost (2008)
50. Flesheater (1988) - The worst possible acting imaginable, scenes ripped directly from Night and an entire scene dedicated to a woman undressing, taking a shower and then putting her clothes back on for no apparent reason that had no relevance to the story whatsoever ...loved every cheesy micro-budget minute of it.
Sunday, October 11th
51.The Fly (1958)
52. Return of the Fly (1959)
53. Curse of the Fly (1965)
54. Human Beasts (El carnaval de las bestias) (1985)
55. Laid to Rest (2009) NWI
Monday, October 12th
56. Doctor X (1932)
57. The Return of Doctor X (1939)
58. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
59. Frontiers (2007) NWI
Tuesday, October 13th
60. Mad Love (1935)
61. The Sentinel (1977) NWI
62. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
63.Audition (1999) BD
Wednesday, October 14th
64. A Stranger is Watching (1982)
65. End of the Line (2007)

66. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) - So there's this bed and it eats people ...including the occasional fried chicken and cheap wine.
67. Pillow of Death (1945)

68. Baby Blues (2008)
69. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Thursday, October 15th
70. The Gore Gore Girls (1972) NWI
71. Beware! The Blob (1972) NWI
72. Mystery Title (????)
73. Alien: Director's Cut (1979)
74. Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
Friday, October 16th
75. Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1973)
76. The Skull (1965)
77. The Monster Club (1980)
78. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
Saturday, October 17th
79. Undead or Alive (2007) NWI
80. The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
81. Zombie Holocaust (1980)
82. Let the Right One In (2008) BD
83. Intruder (1989) - One of the most inventive and stylishly directed slashers of the '80s.
Sunday, October 18th
84. Ringu (1997)
85. Rasen (1998)
86. Ringu 2 (1999)
87. Ringu 0 (2000)
88. The Ring (2002)
89. "The Simpsons" - Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) WC #1
90. Man Made Monster (1941)
Monday, October 19th
91. Sick Nurses (2007) NWI
92. Drag Me to Hell (2009) BD
93. MST3K: Werewolf (1996) NWI
94. Hack-O-Lantern aka "Halloween Night" (1988)
95. Bride of the Monster (1955) NWI
Tuesday, October 20th
96. Thirst (1979)
97. The Hunger (1983)
98 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) BD
99. Hardware (1990) BD
100. The Phantom of the Opera (1925) NWI
Wednesday, October 21st
101. Private Parts (1972)
102. TerrorVision (1986) OV
103. Troll 2 (1990) OV
104. Dawn of the Dead (1979)
105. Zombie aka "Zombi 2" (1980)
Thursday, October 22nd
106. Pin... (1988) NWI
107. MST3K - Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
108. Strange Circus (2005)
109. Pieces (1982)
110. Return to Horror High (1987)
111. The Devil's Hand (1962)
Friday, October 23rd
112. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
113. The Nanny (1965)
114. Exorcism Exorcismo (1975)
115. The Frozen Ghost (1945)
Saturday, October 24th
116. Maniac Cop (1988) NWI
117. Maniac Cop 2 (1990) NWI
118. Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993) NWI
119. Ghost Story (1981)

120. The Vampire Lovers (1970)
121. Lust for a Vampire (1971)
122. Vampire Circus (1972)
Sunday, October 25th
123. Weird Woman (1944)
124. Zombieland (2009)
125. Re-Animator (1985)
126. House (1986)
127. The Lost Boys (1987)
128. Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Monday, October 26th
129. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) NWI
130. Diabolique (1955) TCM
131. An American Werewolf in London (1981) BD
132. 13 Ghosts (1960)
133. The Leopard Man (1943)
Tuesday, October 27th
134. The Ninth Gate (1999) BD
135. The Psychic Sette note in nero (1977)
136. Cat in the Brain (1990)

137. The Devil-Doll (1936)
138. Black Devil Doll (2007)

139. The Creeping Terror (1964)
Wednesday, October 28th
140. Lady Frankenstein (1971) PDD
141. House of Whipcord (1974)
142. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
143. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)
144. Treevenge (2008) OV WC #2
Thursday, October 29th
145. The Old Dark House (1963)
146. Student Bodies (1981)
147. Hands of the Ripper (1971)
148. Twins of Evil (1971)
149. Phone Pon (2002) NWI
Friday, October 30th
150. Embodiment of Evil EncarnašŃo do Dem˘nio (2008)
151. Deathdream aka "Dead of Night" (1974)
152. Sheitan (2006)
153. The Abandoned (2006)
Saturday, October 31st
154. Mad Monster Party? (1967)
155. Razorback (1984)
156. Suspiria (1977)
157. Night of the Creeps (1986) BD
158. Trick 'r Treat (2008) BD
159. Halloween (1978)
160. House of Frankenstein (1944)
161. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) WC #3
162. A Scooby Doo Halloween (2002) WC #4
163. The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979) OV WC #5
164. The Fat Albert Halloween Special (1977) OV WC #6


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - Le Diable au convent (The Devil in a Convent)
-X- 1900 - Le chaudron infernal
-X- 1910 - Thomas Edison's Frankenstein
-X- 1920 - The Phantom of the Opera
-X- 1930 - The Black Room
-X- 1940 - The Return of the Vampire
-X- 1950 - The Return of Dracula
-X- 1960 - The Flesh Eaters
-X- 1970 - Alucarda
-X- 1980 - Chopping Mall
-X- 1990 - Jack-O
-X- 2000 - Martyrs

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G - 
--- PG - 
--- PG-13 - 
-X- R - Deadgirl
--- 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).
-X- First format, (Blu-ray), (Repulsion).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (Peeping Tom).
-X- Third format, (Netflix Watch Instantly), (Frontiers).

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Bride of the Monster
-X- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Phantom of the Opera
-X- Boris Karloff - The Black Room
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Man Made Monster
-X- Vincent Price - The Fall of the House of Usher
-X- Peter Cushing - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
-X- Christopher Lee - The Curse of Frankenstein
-X- Robert Englund - Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
-X- Bruce Campbell - Maniac Cop
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - John Carpenter's Halloween

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Spanish, Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll.
-X- Second language, Japanese, Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - The Vampire
-X- Frankenstein - The Curse of Frankenstein
-X- Werewolf - An American Werewolf in London
--- Mummy - 
--- Invisible Man - 
-X- Ghost/haunting - Poltergeist
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Alucarda
-X- Zombie - Burial Ground
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The New York Ripper
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Beware! The Blob
--- Documentary - 
-X- Musical - Poultrygeist
-X- Spoof/comedy - Student Bodies
--- Revenge - 
-X- Killer/evil doll - Black Devil Doll
--- Killer/evil animal - 
--- Killer/evil child - 
-X- Giallo - What Have You Done to Solange?
-X- J horror - Ringu
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - MST3K - Manos: The Hands of Fate
-X- film and its remake - Ringu, The Ring
--- based on a video game - 
--- based on a novel - 
-X- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - The Gore Gore Girls
--- won an Academy Award -- any category - 
-X- silent film - The Phantom of the Opera
-X- Criterion version film - Onibaba
--- with commentary - 
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Maniac Cop 1 - 3
-X- anthology film - Two Evil Eyes
-X- takes place on a holiday - Hack-O-Lantern
--- takes place in space - 
--- takes place on or under the sea - 
-X- animated film - The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
--- called "Night of ..." - 
-X- called "Return of ..." - The Return of Dracula
-X- called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge of Frankenstein 
--- called "Attack of ..." - 
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -


= First Time Viewing
PDD = Public Domain Download
WC = Wild Card
NWI = Netflix Watch Instantly
TCM = Turner Classic Movies
BD = Blu-ray

OV = Online Viewing
No Symbol = DVD

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Thursday 10/1
1. The Omen (1976)
2. Damien: Omen II (1978)
3. Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
4. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
5. The Omen (2006)

Friday 10/2
6. The Descent (2005)
7. Scream (1996)
8. Scream 2 (1997)
9. Scream 3 (2000)
10. Frankenstein (1931)
11. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
12. Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Saturday 10/3
13. American Psycho (2000)
14. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
15. Cat's Eye (1985)
16. Friday the 13th (1980)
17. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
18. Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

Sunday 10/4
19. Dracula (1931)
20. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
21. Son of Dracula (1943)
22. Nightmare Castle (1965)

Monday 10/5
23. Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)
24. Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2004)
25. Treevenge(2008)

Tuesday 10/6
26. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
27. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)
28. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
29. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
30. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

Wednesday 10/7
31. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Thursday 10/8
32. Ghostbusters (1984)
33. Ghostbusters II (1989)

Friday 10/9
34. Hostel (2005)
35. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
36. Toxic Avenger (1984)
37. Re-Animator (1985)

Saturday 10/10

38. The Amityville Horror (1979)
39. Amityville II: The Posession (1982)
40. Puppetmaster (1989)
41. Puppetmaster II (1991)
42. Puppetmaster III: Toulon's Revenge (1991)

Sunday 10/11
43. Wrong Turn (2003)
44. Silent Hill (2006)

Monday 10/12
45. In The Mouth of Madness (1994)
46. Saw II (2005)

Tuesday 10/13
47. Phantasm (1979)

Thursday 10/15
48. Final Destination (2000)
49. Final Destination 2 (2003)
50. Final Destination 3 (2006)

Friday 10/16
51. 13 Scarier Movie Moments (2009) Wildcard
52. Psycho II (1983)
53. Psycho III (1986)

Saturday 10/17
54. Psycho IV: The Beginnning (1990)
55. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
56. The Messengers (2007)
57. Halloween II (1981)
58. Saw III (2006)

Sunday 10/18
59. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Monday 10/19
59. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
60. Bood of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Tuesday 10/20
61. The Dead Zone (1983)
62. Pet Sematary (1989)
63. Silver Bullet (1985)
64. Graveyard Shift (1990)

Wednesday 10/21
65. Creepshow (1982)

Thursday 10/22
66. Frailty (2001)
67. The Skeleton Key (2005)

Friday 10/23
68. Dreamcatcher (2003)
69. Shallow Ground (2004)

Saturday 10/24
70. Alien (1979)
71. Aliens (1986)
72. Alien<sup>3</sup> (1992)

Sunday 10/25
73. Wishmaster (1997)
74. Psycho (1998)

Monday 10/26
75. The Fly II (1989)

Tuesday 10/27
76. Wolf (1994)
77. Raising Cain (1992)

78. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) Wildcard

Wednesday 10/28
79. The Fly (1986)
80. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
81. Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)

Thursday 10/29
82. Bride of Chucky (1998)
83. Pinata: Survival Island (2002)

Friday 10/30
84. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

Saturday 10/31
85. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
86. Halloween 5: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
87. Halloween 6: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
88. Night of the Living Dead(1968)

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2005 October Horror Movie Challenge List 79 movies
2006 October Horror Movie Challenge List 105 movies
2007 October Horror Movie Challenge List 159 movies
2008 October Horror Movie Challenge List 164 movies

10/1/09 -The Laserdisc player was still hooked up after watching Time Bandits for last month's Criterion challenge, so I watched some unwatched LDs

1) Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) - The Crypt Keeper tells a longer-than-usual tale of demons and a guy who fights them.
2) Death Becomes Her (1992) - Sort of like a long episode of Tales from the Crypt: Two women want eternal youth, and what happens to them after they get it.
3) Arachnophobia (1990) - A jungle spider on the loose in a small town mates with local spiders, and their mutant offspring go out and kill local residents. John Goodman steals the show.

10/2/09 - Couldn't make up my mind what to watch and finally settled on the movie-of-the-day

4) The Night of the Doomed (Nightmare Castle) (1965) - Barbara Steele cheats on her husband. She gets caught and is tortured and killed by him. Then he marries her sister, Barbara Steele. Not a bad film, but it took me a few tries to get through it. Maybe I just wasn't in the right mood.

10/3/09 - Nature goes nuts

5) The Worm Eaters (1977) - People eat worms, then turn into worm-people. A few laughs (some intentional).
6) Squirm (1976) - Worms eat people. As slow as I remember from when I first saw it thirty-some years ago. Stick with the MST3K version.
7) Something Is Out There (Day of the Animals) (1977) - In this "fact-based" film I learned that "ozone radiation" can make animals (and Leslie Nielsen) go nuts and attack people.

10/4/09 - Zombie Sunday

8) Zombie Campout (2002) - Meteor storm wakes the dead in nearby cemetery, spoiling two young couples' weekend camping trip. A few laughs (many intentional).
9) Zombiegeddon (2006) - A couple of cops fight some zombies. It was crap. Absolute crap.
10) I Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain (1998) - Guy gets bitten by zombie, then chronicles the pain of his new zombie existence.
11) The Zombie Chronicles (2001) - Old guy tells a woman some stories. Boring, but had halfway decent special effects.
12) The Zombie Diaries (2007) - Zombie apocalypse as videotaped by a couple of groups of survivors.

10/5/09 - Monday sucks

13) Vampire Diary (2006) - Another videotaped diary. This time with a lesbian vampire.
14) Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires: The Curse of Ed Wood! (1999) - Unfortunately they weren't lipstick lesbians. And I can only assume "barely legal" was in reference to their immigration status or something. Worse than Zombiegeddon.
15) Lesbian Vampire Killers (2008) - Two fellas go on holiday and end up in a village cursed by lesbian vampires. Tries to be Shaun of the Dead with lesbian vampires in place of zombies, but comes up short. Still worth a look.
16) Vampire Assassin (2004) - A low-rent Blade wannabe stumbles through a few dozen crappy fight scenes, then the movie mercifully ends. Has a few unintentionally hilarious moments, but not enough to make it worthwhile.
17) I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990) - A "vampire demon" possesses a motorcycle which is subsequently purchased by a bike messenger. The vampire motorcycle goes on a killing spree, C-3PO performs an exorcism, then some other stuff happens. Could've been worse.
18) Gothic Vampires from Hell: Battle of the Bands (2006) - And yet another shot-on-video suckfest to round out the day. Three female vampire record execs feed on the participants in a battle of the bands, then decide to make the scrawny lead singer of the titular band their "master" so he can lead them "toward the enslavement of humans."

10/6/09 - Hellzapoppin'

19) Ikenie (Doll from Hell) (1995) - A rather clean-cut gang of young people kill one of their own, then kill a young woman they think saw the first murder. Her father, who had been building a life-size doll of her, kills himself, pouring his lifeblood onto the doll in a ritual designed to bring his daughter back to life inside the doll.
20) Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984) - Woman buys ventriloquist dummy. Hilarity ensues.
21) Hellmaster (1992) - John Saxon plays a mad scientist who created a drug that he uses to turn homeless people into murderous "soulless freaks," and the helicopter pilot from Dawn of the Dead wants to put a stop to it.
22) The Other Hell (1980) - After some nuns are killed at a convent, Father Valerio, "ecclesiastical detective," is sent to investigate the mysterious deaths.
23) Invitation to Hell (1984) - Wes Craven made-for-TV movie has Robert Urich moving to a new town and going to work for Kevin McCarthy on a project to build a spacesuit for the first manned mission to Venus. Soon his new neighbors and people at his new job start pressuring him to join the local country club.
24) Jigoku (Japanese Hell) (1999) - Japanese girl follows in Dante's footsteps; sees people tortured in hell.

10/7/09 - Road trip!

25) Highway to Hell (1991) - After Kristy Swanson is taken to hell by a demon cop, it's up to Chad Lowe to save her from spending eternity with Ben Stiller and Gilbert Gottfried.
26) Devil's Highway (2005) - A demon possesses and kills people traveling on a bus. The movie does such an impressive job of simulating a long, boring bus trip that you'll feel like you're part of the inaction.
27) Lost Highway (1996) - It's a David Lynch film: Lots of weird shit happens, then the end credits roll.

10/8/09 - Road trip - Day 2

28) Rest Stop (2006) - Woman is terrorized at a rest stop by a guy in an old Ford pickup.
29) Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) - Family of mutants hunt and kill reality show contestants.
30) Wrong Way (1972) - A couple of groovy chicks are riding along a back road when their Dodge Dart breaks down. They get raped by hippies and end up prisoners of a murderous cult or something. Then some scenes from another film appear to have been edited onto the end of this one to pad out the run time.
31) Drive Thru (2006) - Fast food spokesclown kills high school kids when he isn't stealing plot points from better movies.
32) Hitch-Hike (1978) - Italian couple on a camping trip picks up hitchhiker David Hess. I guess they didn't see The Last House on the Left.

10/9/09 - Road trip - Day 3

33) The Hitcher (1986) - Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell play cat and mouse on desert highways.
34) The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003) - C. Thomas Howell drives through the desert (again) and picks up a hitchhiker (again).
35) The Hitcher (2006) - So-so remake with a few minor changes.

10/10/09 - "Little old lady got mutilated late last night..."

36) Hybrid (2006) - Blind guy gets wolf-eye transplant, which, of course, results in better night-vision, better hearing, enhanced sense of smell, and wolf-like behavior. Sucked.
37) Wolves of Wall Street (2002) - Guy starts job on Wall Street and becomes a werewolf. Not very good.
38) Horrors of War (2006) - American GIs fight a werewolf and German super soldiers.
39) Trick 'r Treat (2007) - Several interconnected stories that take place in one neighborhood one Halloween night.

40) WILDCARD #1 - Dexter: "Our Father" (Episode 3.01) / "Finding Freebo" (Episode 3.02)

10/11/09 - The Return of Zombie Sunday

41) Zombie vs Ninja (1988) - After his father is killed, a young man becomes an undertaker's apprentice. Between some more or less randomly spliced in footage of some white guys (the "ninjas") walking around, talking, or fighting in a forest, the undertaker teaches the guy Kung Fu using reanimated corpses (the "zombies") as sparring partners.
42) Zombies: The Beginning (2007) - A woman who escaped a zombie infested island joins an expedition back to the island.
43) Oasis of the Zombies (1981) - People looking for gold at an oasis find zombies instead.

44) WILDCARD #2 - Dexter: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (Episode 3.03) / "All in the Family" (Episode 3.04)

10/12/09 - Bride of Monday sucks

45) Night Junkies (2006) - Stripper becomes a vampire, then tries to kick the bloodsucking habit.
46) 30 Days of Night (2007) - Vampires take over a small town in Alaska.
47) Brotherhood of Blood (2007) - While a group of vampire hunters is tracking Sid Haig and his vampire clan, both groups are searching for a resurrected super-vampire.

48) WILDCARD #3 - Dexter: "Turning Biminese" (Episode 3.05) / "Si Se Puede" (Episode 3.06)

10/13/09 - Institutions of horror learning

49) Ghoul School (1990) - Something in the water turns high school kids into ghouls.
50) School of Death (1975) - Evil headmistress sends graduates from girls' school to disfigured surgeon's lab to become subjects in his experiments.
51) Return to Horror High (1987) - Movie crew films movie at deserted high school where killings occurred years before.
52) Slaughter High (1985) - Ten years after graduation, some friends get together at their old high school so they can be killed in one convenient location.

10/14/09 - "Please remain seated until the ride comes to a complete stop."

53) The Funhouse (1981) - Four teens spend the night in a funhouse.
54) Frightworld (2007) - Guy wants to reopen an old horror-themed amusement park. He takes his annoying friends to see it, and they decide to stay there overnight. Then, after what seems like hours, a reanimated dead serial killer starts to kill them off one by one. Too bad he didn't just kill them all at once and put an end to it sooner.
55) Dark Ride (2006) - Four Six teens spend the night in a funhouse dark ride.
56) Dark Carnival (1997) - Group opens a Halloween "haunted house" and a demon or something makes them want to kill each other. I should've watched Zombiegeddon again.

10/15/09 - A few houses

57) House of Blood (2006) - Following a bus crash, some escaped convicts get lost in the forest and stumble upon a house filled with monsters.
58) House of Terror (1972) - A wealthy man hires a nurse to care for his wife. After the wife appears to commit suicide, the nurse's boyfriend convinces her to marry the widower so they can kill him for his money.
59) Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) - Amicus anthology film with Peter Cushing using a deck of tarot cards to tell five fellow train passengers their fortunes.
60) Dr. Moreau's House of Pain (2003) - It's the late '40s, and a guy and two women are looking for the guy's missing brother. They end up at an estate where Dr. Moreau is continuing his experiments.

10/16/09 - A few more houses

61) Horror House on Highway Five (1985) - A doofus and his idiot assistant kidnap a college girl to use in some kind of occult ritual. Meanwhile, two of the girl's classmates and some random people in the neighborhood are stalked by a killer wearing a Nixon mask.
62) Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) - People visit the haunted asylum searching for an ancient idol hidden somewhere within.
63) The House on Straw Hill (1975) - Udo Kier is an author who hires a typist to help him with his new novel.
64) The House on Skull Mountain (1974) - Relatives gather at the reading of an old lady's will and are killed one by one.

10/17/09 - "I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand..."

65) Wolfhound (2002) - American author looking for a quiet place to work on a book moves to the tiny Irish village his parents were from. He soon learns that the village is occupied by lycanthropes who turn into Wolfhounds (I guess it was either that or Irish Setters). A fair amount of nudity didn't help this dog.
66) Werewolf Woman (1976) - Woman finds out that an ancestor who looked like her was a werewolf and begins to act like a werewolf herself. A fair amount of nudity didn't help this dog either.
67) The Feeding (2005) - Two government agents and a group of campers run into a werewolf in the woods.
68) Werewolf: The Devil's Hound (2006) - After a werewolf is caught and thrown in a crate, it ends up mixed in with a fireworks shipment sent to an effects studio. There it bites an employee who starts to become a werewolf himself. Pretty much sucked.
69) Big Bad Wolf (2006) - College kids go to a cabin in the woods where they are attacked by a werewolf. The survivors have to figure out who the werewolf is so they can kill it before it kills them.
70) The Beast Must Die (1974) - Rich guy invites five people (one of whom he suspects is a werewolf) to his country estate. "Watch for the werewolf break," then make your guess which one it is.

10/18/09 - Son of Zombie Sunday

71) Zombies Gone Wild (2007) - Three nerds on spring break meet some girls who are zombies. Painfully bad.
72) Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2006) - Zombie outbreak on a plane.
73) Zombie Death House (1987) - John Saxon is in charge of a government project to create super soldiers using a mutated virus. The virus is tested on prisoners, with predictable results. Most of this film takes place at Christmas if you need something new to watch during the Holiday Challenge.
74) Zombie Night (2004) - Canadians struggle to survive the zombie apocalypse.
75) Zombiez (2005) - It's called Zombiez, so of course I knew it would suck. I just wasn't expecting that level of suck.

10/19/09 - The Ghost of Monday sucks

76) Vampires vs. Zombies (2004) - Another retelling of Le Fanu's Carmilla, but with a few random zombies thrown in for no reason. I suppose it could've been worse. At least it wasn't Vampirez vs. Zombiez.
77) Killer Barbys vs. Dracula (2002) - The titular band and the titular vampire are at an amusement park in Spain. One spends most of the movie playing music, the other spends most of it running around acting like an idiot.
78) Vamps: Deadly Dreamgirls (1995) - Vampire strippers.
79) Razor Blade Smile (1998) - Female vampire works as a killer for hire. Better than Vampire Assassin. Barely.

80) WILDCARD #4 - Dexter: "Easy as Pie" (Episode 3.07) / "The Damage a Man Can Do" (Episode 3.08)

10/20/09 - Hideshi Hino's Theater of Horror box set

81) Hino Hideshi no Za HorÔ: Kaiki Gekij˘: Jigoku Koz˘ (Hideshi Hino's "Theater of Horror": The Boy from Hell) (2004) - Surgeon's son is killed in a car accident. Old lady tells her how to bring him back from the dead. He returns, uglier and hungry for human flesh. Not very good, but the short runtime helped.
82) Hino Hideshi no Za HorÔ: Kaiki Gekij˘: Kaiki! Shinin Sh˘jo (Hideshi Hino's "Theater of Horror": Dead Girl Walking) (2004) - Girl dies but keeps walking around. Seemed to drag on for hours. Wet Paint Drying would've made a more interesting movie.
83) Hino Hideshi no Za HorÔ: Kaiki Gekij˘: Watashi no Akachan (Hideshi Hino's "Theater of Horror": Lizard Baby) (2004) - Guy whose wife is pregnant is writing a horror movie about a woman giving birth to a half-lizard/half-human baby. Easily the best of the three of these I watched today.

84) WILDCARD #5 - Dexter: "About Last Night" (Episode 3.09) / "Go Your Own Way" (Episode 3.10)

10/21/09 - Still going through the box set

85) Hino Hideshi no Za HorÔ: Kaiki Gekij˘: Tadareta Ie: Zoroku no Kibyo (Hideshi Hino's "Theater of Horror": The Ravaged House - Zoroku's Disease) (2004) - Guy contracts a disease which causes his body to rot. Pretty much the same story as Dead Girl Walking. Didn't care for this one either.
86) Hino Hideshi no Za HorÔ: Kaiki Gekij˘: Okaruto Tanteidan - Shi-ningy˘ no Hakaba (Hideshi Hino's "Theater of Horror": Occult Detective Club: The Doll Cemetery) (2004) - The kids in the Occult Detective Club use a ritual to transport themselves to another plane (the "Graveyard of Dead Dolls") where they encounter "doll zombies" (at least that's what the sub-titles said). This one was weird enough to be interesting.
87) Hino Hideshi no Za HorÔ: Kaiki Gekij˘: Ky˘fu Ressha (Hideshi Hino's "Theater of Horror": Death Train) (2004) - Three girls get on a train. There's apparently an accident, and they end up in an alternate reality with zombie-like people chasing them. Not too bad, but not too good either.

88) WILDCARD #6 - Dexter: "I Had a Dream" (Episode 3.11) / "Do You Take Dexter Morgan?" (Episode 3.12)

10/22/09 - Could only squeeze in one movie today

89) She Beast (1966) - Barbara Steele and some guy are newlyweds on their honeymoon in Transylvania. Their VW crashes into a lake where a witch was drowned 200 years earlier, and Barbara Steele is replaced by said witch for most of the movie.

10/23/09 - Only one movie today too

90) The Omen (2006) - Another so-so remake with a few minor changes.

10/24/09 - Saturday "of the dead"

91) Prison of the Dead (2000) - Paranormal investigators club meets at an old prison. While they're playing with a Ouija board, some corpses crawl out of their graves. Seventy-odd minute runtime was about three hours too long.
92) Gangs of the Dead (2005) - Meteorite turns homeless into zombies. People hiding in a warehouse fight each other when not fighting zombies.
93) Dance of the Dead (2008) - Waste from local nuclear plant reanimates the occupants of local cemetery who then attack high school kids at their prom. "Borrows" heavily from other films (most obviously The Return of the Living Dead), but worth a look.
94) Forest of the Dead (2005) - Canadians camp out at an old summer camp. Then a whole lotta nothin' happens, interrupted occasionally with some really bad gore effects. Another seventy-odd minute film that runs several hours too long.
95) Army of the Dead (2007) - People looking for gold in the desert find an army of CGI skeletons.
96) Platoon of the Dead (2009) - Soldiers with ray guns fight zombies with ray guns. This one reached new levels of suck.
97) Night of the Dead: "Leben Tod" (2006) - Doctor reanimates dead patients.

10/25/09 - Vincent Price day

98) Dead Heat (1988) - Reanimated dead cop tries to solve his own murder before he decays.
99) The Mad Magician (1954) - Vincent Price uses the illusions he designs to get revenge against people who wronged him.
100) The Bat (1959) - Guy wearing a mask kills people while looking for a million bucks hidden in an old house.

10/26/09 - Monday sucks: the Final Monday

101) Underworld: Evolution (2006) - Sequel has Kate Beckinsale trying to stop the first vampire (released from his prison as a result of events in the first film) from releasing his twin (the first werewolf) from his prison.
102) Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) - Prequel tells of a slave rebellion at a time when werewolves were kept by vampires as slaves and watchdogs.
103) Lňt den Rńtte Komma In (Let the Right One In) (2008) - Kid has to deal with bullies, crappy parents, and the weird new neighbor kid.

10/27/09 - A few Hammer films

104) The Gorgon (1964) - People in a small village are turned to stone.
105) The Reptile (1966) - People in a small village are killed by what appears to be cobra venom.
106) Fear in the Night (1972) - Woman moves with her husband to a boy's school in the country.
107) Straight on Till Morning (1972) - Plain country girl wants to have a baby so she moves to the big city to meet a man.

10/28/09 - Morning to sundown

108) Pray for Morning (2006) - Eight teens stay overnight in an abandoned hotel where five teens were killed twenty years earlier.
109) Just Before Dawn (1980) - Campers are killed by inbred hillbillies.
110) Dead Noon (2007) - Dead cowboy comes back to earth, blasting hellfire from his six-shooter, looking to kill the great-grandson of the sheriff who put him away. Not very good, but not the worst thing I've watched this month.
111) Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989) - Guy takes his family along to his new job in a town full of vampires.

10/29/09 - Sundown to after midnight

112) The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) - Local police and Texas Rangers hunt a serial killer in Texarkana.
113) Midnight Movie (2008) - People in a movie theater are stalked and killed by the killer from the movie within the movie.
114) The Midnight Hour (1985) - On Halloween, five teens messing around in a cemetery raise the dead and "free all the demons of hell" to run loose in their small town.
115) After Midnight (1989) - College professor and some students gather on a stormy night to tell each other scary stories.

10/30/09 - Stuff out of the unwatched stacks plus a few of the Karloff films on TCM

116) My Bloody Valentine (2009) - Miner kills some people on Valentine's Day. Then, ten years later, more people get killed.
117) Friday the 13th (2009) - Remake/relaunch/whatever has Jason killing people in and around Camp Crystal Lake.
118) Behind the Mask (1932) - Feds try to take down drug kingpin.
119) The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) - That "hideous yellow monster," Dr. Fu Manchu, wants to "wipe out" the "whole accursed white race."
120) Prom Night (2008) - Teacher obsessed with his student kills her family, then three years later escapes from asylum to go to her prom and kill some more people. The title, a killer, and a prom is about all it has in common with the earlier film. Not good, but I've seen a lot worse this month.
121) The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) - Boris Karloff, wrongly tried for murder and hanged, is brought back to life with the artificial heart he invented. Then he takes revenge against the judge and jury that tried him.
122) The Man With Nine Lives (1940) - Karloff is accidentally frozen along with four men who tried to put a stop to his suspended animation experiments. Ten years later, after he thaws out, he uses them as guinea pigs to try to duplicate the successful accident.
123) The Phantom of the Opera (1989) - Hideously scarred composer lives in a sewer, hangs out at the opera, tutors a young singer, and kills a few people.

10/31/09 - More stuff out of the unwatched stacks plus some more stuff on TCM

124) The Manitou (1977) - Woman has a little 400 year old medicine man growing on her back.
125) Zaat (Blood Waters of Dr. Z) (1972) - Guy uses radioactive compound (ZaAT) to turn himself into "a human fish" then goes out and kills people while searching for a mate.
126) Blood Beach (1980) - "Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, you can't get to it," because something in the sand is eating people.
127) Diary of a Madman (1962) - Vincent Price kills a convicted murderer in self-defense and is possessed by "the Horla" which had possessed the murderer.
128) Dead Men Walk (1943) - Vampire tries to frame his twin brother for his murders.
129) The Monster Maker (1944) - Doctor infects a pianist with acromegaly so he can blackmail his daughter into marrying him.
130) Murders in the Zoo (1933) - Great white hunter Lionel Atwill kills his wife's lovers.

11/1/09 - Overtime: Midnight to dawn

131) The Ape (1940) - Karloff kills an ape and wears its skin when he goes out to kill people.
132) The Gorilla (1939) - Ritz brothers film made watchable thanks to Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, and Patsy Kelly.
133) Cry of the Werewolf (1944) - Female werewolf kills a guy who found her mother's secret crypt, then the guy's son and the cops hunt for her.
134) Condemned to Live (1935) - Because of stress, a guy whose mother was bitten by a vampire bat turns into a vampire whenever he's in complete darkness.
135) The Last Horror Film (1982) - Fat, sweaty loser obsessed with a movie star goes to Cannes film festival to meet her. Meanwhile, people connected to her are dying.


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

2008 List: 123

First time viewings are in bold.

October 1st: Starting Things Off with Saw
1. Saw
2. Saw II
3. Saw IV
My major criticism of this series are all the scenes in fast motion. Fast motion is never scary. In fact it's usually funny. Just ask Benny Hill.

October 2nd:
4. Sleepy Hollow
5. Nothing But the Night
6. Spirit Trap
7. The Hitcher (2007)
8. Homicidal
It's barely day two and I already feel a bit burnt out. The awfullness of The Hitcher remake didn't help things. On the plus side Homicidal is more fun when you know the ending already.

October 3rd: Vampire Weekend
9. Blood The Last Vampire
10. Queen of the Damned
11. Nosferatu (1922)
12. Vampire Wars
13. The Vampire Bat
I need to get a better copy of Nosferatu before next year's challenge. I'm pretty sure I had that same thought last year. If you ever get a chance to watch Vampire Wars, don't. Coincidentally I bought a box of Count Chocula today.

October 4th: Vampire Weekend continued
14. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
15. House of Dark Shadows
16. Underworld
17. Underworld Evolution
18. Horror of Dracula
19. Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
20. Taste the Blood of Dracula
21. Dracula AD 1972
Night of Dark Shadows was one of the worst movies I watched for last years' challenge. Thankfully House of Dark Shadows is much better. While the best Dracula is up for debate, the best Van Helsing is definitely Peter Cushing.

October 5th:
22. Lifeforce
23. Mimic
24. Videodrome
25. Wild Card - Frankenstein (1910)
26. Bloody Reunion/To Sir, with Love
Bloody Reunion is an interesting film. It's about a former teacher who reunites with her now grown students when she turns ill. To say much more would be giving things away, but I recommend checking it out.

October 7th:
27. From Hell
28. Eraserhead
29. Sugar Hill
30. High Tension/Haute Tension
31. Angel Heart
32. Hide and Seek
33. The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920)
I had no theme planned but a number of the movies I watched today could have been labeled under "What A Twist". Granted the only truly shocking twist was that the actor in Angel Heart is actually Mickey Rourke. I did not see that one coming. Click here to read my brief thoughts on Haute Tension.

October 8th: Part Two Electric Boogaloo
34. Aliens
35. Ju-on: The Grudge 2
36. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
I waited until the challenge to finally watch Evil Dead 2 and was really looking forward to it. I liked it but not quite as much as I like Evil Dead and Army of Darkness.

October 9th: King for a Day
37. Needful Things
38. The Mist
39. Children of the Corn (1984)
40. Children of the Corn (2009)
I thought the original Children of the Corn was decent, but compared to the 2009 version it's a masterpiece. Listening to the couple bicker far is more horrifying than anything else in that movie.

October 10th:
41. The Ninth Gate
42. Corpse Bride

October 11th:
43. Organ
44. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
45. Hńxan
46. Aliens vs Predator Requiem

October 12th:
47. The Unholy Three (1925)
48. Wild Card - Monster episode 1 "Herr Doctor Tenma"
49. Wild Card - Monster episode 2 "Downfall"
50. Embrace of the Vampire
51. Horror House/The Haunted House of Horror
Embrace of the Vampire is a lot more watchable than it should be thanks to the nude scenes.

October 13th: Vincent Price's Egg Magic
52. House on Haunted Hill (1958)
53. The Pit and the Pendulum
54. Tales of Terror
Vincent Price is one of my favorite actors. I liked seeing him in a comic role opposite Peter Lorre in a segment of Tales of Terror.

October 14th: Monster Mash
55. The Host
56. It's Alive (1968)
57. Monster A Go-Go
58. Cloverfield
59. Monster from a Prehistoric Planet/Giant Beast Gappa
60. Attack of the Monsters/Gamera vs. Guiron
The Host was awesome. Monster A Go-Go is like a less ambitious Plan 9 From Outer Space.

October 15th: Three Missed Calls
61. One Missed Call (2004)
62. One Missed Call 2
63. One Missed Call (2008)
Apparently the key to remaking a movie for American audiences is to add a lot of unnecessary jump scares.

October 16th:
64. Scream
65. Motel Hell
66. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
67. Cemetary Man/Dellamorte Dellamore
68. The Body Snatcher

October 17th:
69. Isle of the Dead
70. Freaks
71. The Devil Doll
72. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
73. Predator
74. Predator 2
75. Eaten Alive
76. The Thing (1982)
Watched more today than I thought I would and am feeling very tired now. Always kinda liked Predator 2 but it doesn't hold up too well compared to the original. I rewatch The Thing a lot so I tried holding off for as long as I could. It's one of my favorites.

October 18th: Zombies Ate My Neighbors
77. White Zombie
78. I Walked with a Zombie
79. Revenge of the Zombies
80. Revolt of the Zombies
81. King of the Zombies
82. Zombie/Zombi 2

October 19th: ZÚ do CaixŃo
83. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
84. This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
85. Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind
This was the first time I've seen any of the Coffin Joe movies. Liked the first two. Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind has an unfortunately apt title.

October 20th: William Castle Night on TCM
86. Mr. Sardonicus
87. Strait-Jacket
88. The Tingler
89. 13 Ghosts (1960)
90. The Old Dark House (1963)

October 21st:
91. The Old Dark House (1932)

October 22nd:
92. Cabin Fever
93. Ginger Snaps

October 23rd: The Saw Is Family
94. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
95. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
96. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
97. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
98. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
99. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
I've now seen every TCM film. I wasn't expecting much from The Next Generation and it failed to even meet my low expectations.

October 24th:
100. The Funhouse
101. Poultergeist
102. Wild Card - The Adventures of Pete and Pete "Halloweenie"
103. Grindhouse - theatrical cut

October 25th: (Mostly) Universal Horror

104. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
105. Dracula (1931)
106. Frankenstein (1931)
107. Bride of Frankenstein
108. Universal Horror - documentary
109. Mark of the Vampire
110. The Mystery of the Wax Museum
I had some extra time so I ended the day with some non-Universal golden age horror movies.

October 26th: Day of the Dead
111. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
112. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
113. Land of the Dead
114. Diary of the Dead
115. Dawn of the Dead (2005)
I'm a huge Romero fan but I seriously disliked Diary of the Dead. The end credits of the Dawn remake is a better "amateur videotape" zombie movie and that's a movie I have mixed feelings about.

October 27th:
116. Plan 9 From Outer Space
117. Dead Alive
118. Wild Card - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
I think I'm getting soft. I found Dead Alive kind of nauseating and it wasn't even my first time watching it. Thankfully nothing helps to soothe the soul quite like Peanuts.

October 28th:
119. The Devil's Rejects
120. Spider Baby
121. Psycho (1960)
122. Sisters (1973)

October 29th: Two Mothers and a Pumpkinhead
123. Pumpkinhead
124. Suspiria
125. Mother of Tears
I really wanted to watch Inferno as well this year but my planning didn't work out. I really dug Suspiria but thought Mother of Tears was a bore. Pumpkinhead ain't great but it does have a cool creature effect.

October 30th: Karloffornia Love
126. The Mask of Fu Manchu
127. The Ghoul
128. The Black Room
129. The Walking Dead
130. The Man They Could Not Hang
131. The Man With Nine Lives
132. Before I Hang
133. The Ape
There's a surprising amount of overlap in some of these films. Karloff played a lot of scientists cheating death in one way or another. I thought The Black Room and The Walking Dead were particularly good.

October 31st:
134. Murders In The Zoo
135. The Corpse Vanishes
136. The Devil Commands
137. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Halloween was not my day. I tried watching a few different things but I just couldn't get into them. I think I was ready to quit even though I was so close to the end. I did finally watch a few movies in the evening. On the upside I liked what I did watch, especially Murders In The Zoo. Although the plot of The Devil Commands doesn't even try to live up to the title. So I didn't have a spectacular end but I had a good run and I did top last year's list.

Total: 137
Total minus wild cards: 132
Number of First Time Viewings: 65
The number of first time viewings is a little lower than I would have liked but I only have so many horror DVDs. I've also learned that TCM re-airs a lot of the same movies.

New Favorites: Horror of Dracula, Zombie/Zombi 2, Suspiria, The Ninth Gate
Good movies I felt I rediscovered: Poultergeist, The Walking Dead
Better the second time around: Cabin Fever, Ginger Snaps, The Black Room
Enjoyed less than I remembered: Leatherface: TCM III, Dead Alive, Predator 2
No desire to ever watch again: Spirit Trap, TCM: The Next Generation, Diary of the Dead, Children of the Corn '09
I'd like to see in the future: more Hammer horror films, more Ju-On/ Grudge films, Dario Argento's Inferno

Okay now my list is now finalized.

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Numes' 2009 October Horror Movie Challenge List
Attention: I've done the best to minimize the spoilers in my comments, but there may be spoilers just by virtue of discussing the movie.

Total Watched: 39
Total Commentaries: 22
Total First Time Viewings: 32
Total Checklist [22/74]

October 1st:
1. Halloween [1978] new! imdb Blu-Ray
"He's gone from here! The evil is gone! "
- Wow. I can't believe it's taken me this long to watch this movie. Movies that are based in reality and don't have any fantastic element are the movies that scare me the most. I was definitely on the edge of my seat the whole movie. John Carpenter just did a wonderful job directing. I really love the music too, I've always been a fan of 70's synthesizer music.

Halloween commentary [1978] new! imdb Blu-Ray
- John Carpenter, Debra Hill, and Jamie Lee Curtis in separate recordings. I have always loved John Carpenter tracks, too bad Kurt Russell didn't make a cameo in this one. Is it just me, or did I have NO idea that the mask used by "the shape" was a Captain Kirk mask? That mask is completely freaky that I sure hope no one used it as a Star Trek mask.

2. Cube [1997] imdb DVD
"It's the old Rennester!"
- More in the 31 movies in 31 days thread.

October 2nd:
3. Cube Zero [2004] imdb DVD
"It's the old Rennester!"
- An excellent "prequel" to Cube. The plot of the movie is very interesting and it is really fun to see what is happening outside of the cube, but we know everything may not be what it seems. The character of Mr. Jacks was brilliant.

Cube commentary [1997] imdb DVD
- This commentary features the writer/director of the movie. I fine commentary. A lot of details about the making of the movie, how the movie got made, etc... A must listen for any Cube fans.[/size]

4. Cube 2: Hypercube [2002] imdb DVD
- I know that some are not big fans of this movie, but I quite like it. It may be because it has a decent amount of sci-fi elements to it. I really enjoyed the ending.

October 3rd:
5. Halloween II [1981] new! imdb DVD
- A decent sequel to Halloween. As John Carpenter said in the Halloween commentary, they really only did the sequel to get paid for what they did in the original. Not quite as scary as the original. I think it's because there was a lot more killing, so it didn't keep you as tense. The scene where the police car runs into the kid and there is an explosion is quite quite silly. I'm guessing they couldn't figure out how to bring up the plot point of not being sure if Michael Myers was dead or not, so it ended up being a bit forced.

6. Halloween III: Season of the Witch [1981] new! imdb DVD
- Wow. What can I say? This movie was actually a bit interesting for the first half of the movie or so. The idea of the town that all goes to bed early and you don't know exactly what is going on is always a bit creepy. Spoier Alert coming up. However, they pretty much give away that the guys are robots (robots?!?) about at the halfway point. After they get into the factory it just goes all to hell. Horrible and silly last half of the movie, including the ending. I will say, though, that Tom Atkins did the best he could. I've always liked him in his roles.

Cube Zero commentary [2004] imdb DVD

7. The Prophecy [1995] imdb DVD
- I love this movie. A great cast with Eric Stoltz, Christopher Walken, and Viggo Mortensen as a wonderful Satan. I am a sucker for any religious mythology movie like this. I always learn something because I am not what you would consider a religious person.

8. The Prophecy II [1995] new! imdb DVD
- A solid follow-up to the original. Christopher Walken reprises his role as Gabriel and does another excellent job. I really enjoy the humans that the angels force to stay alive so they can drive the angels places or do their bidding. hehe, it's just a nice ongoing story plot that the angels can't drive.

9. The Prophecy 3: The Ascent [2000] new! imdb HDNet Movies
- A nice finale of the first 3 prophecy arc. I was really excited to see Brad Dourif in the opening credits because he really is one of the best character actors out there and really steals the show in whatever movie/TV show he is in. It's too bad he wasn't in more of the movie. The idea that Gabriel was human was entertaining and it worked, but it was so nice to see Gabriel as a bad guy that you kind of liked.

10. The X-Files - "Home" [1996] WC! imdb DVD
- Probably the creepiest X-Files episode ever. The song they use at the end of the show just really makes it extra weird/creepy. The deleted scene is also interesting (listen to the commentary too) to find out why they couldn't show it originally on TV.

October 4th:
11. The Prophecy: Uprising [2005] new! imdb DVD
- A decent beginning to a new Prophecy arc. They keep almost all the mythology/rules of the first 3 movies and simply put it in a different place and a different story line. Well done. John Light is awesome. Kari Wuher is always a-ok in my book

12. The Prophecy: Forsaken [2005] new! imdb DVD
- This was filmed at the same time as Uprising and is a nice finale of this story. Tony Todd is usually solid in his roles and doesn't disappoint here. The story isn't quite as good as it could have been, but entertaining.

Cube 2: Hypercube commentary[2002] imdb DVD

13. Darkman [1990] imdb HDNet Movies
- I remember enjoying this movie a lot more when I saw it 10? years ago or so. This was directed by Sam Raimi and I saw a lot of Evil Dead type effects/elements. These elements worked for the 3 Evil Dead movies, but for a bigger budget movie like this it just didn't work for me. For the most part, I try to not pick apart movies too much, especially if they have good stories, but I just have always had a problem with believability of people being made up to look like other people. There are just so many things that wouldn't work it bothers me.

14. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers [1988] new! imdb DVD
- Thank god we're back to a Michael Myers story. I was quite surprised to see Donald Pleasance in the opening credits for obvious reasons from Halloween II. I am happy that they really tried to keep with the story ideas/characters from the original movie and not become too crazy in the story. Obviously the more sequels you have, the more people believe you have to "add" elements to the story. I think they found a good middle ground for this movie. Oh, and how awesome was the ending?!? Completely surprised (I probably should have seen it coming) but I didn't.

October 5th:
The Prophecy: Uprising commentary [2005] new! imdb DVD

15. Halloween 5 [1989] new! imdb DVD
- Continues basically right after Halloween 4 and then moves to a year later. Definitely not as good as 5, but still enjoyable. The ending wasn't quite what I was expecting. I don't think they really had a plan when they wrote the ending to this, I wish it would have been a little more thought out.

16. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers [1995] new! imdb DVD
- We've started to get into silly time. Probably the best part of this movie was being able to watch Marianne Hagan . Paul Rudd was interesting in his role as Tommy. I think it was his first movie, but it's kind of hard to see him in a different role than he plays now. The whole symbol on Michael Myers and the burning of the symbol on the hay was pretty weak. I'm not quite sure what to say about the ending. I know Donald Pleasence died in '95, did they add that ending because of that? The IMDB trivia eludes to that, but doesn't say it for sure. I may have to find that "alternate" version of this movie out there.

October 6th:
The Prophecy: Forsaken commentary [2005] new! imdb DVD

October 7th:
17. Halloween H20 new! DVD
We definitely now have some vibes of a modest budget 90’s horror flick here, but when you have actors like Jamie Lee Curtis and Adam Arkin in it, it takes a bit away from the teenage "I’m trying too hard for a scream fest" that a lot of the movies around this time (and even now) had. I thought it worked quite well. Jamie Lee was excellent as her original character, and I didn’t mind at all that they basically threw out the storyline from 4-6. The ending was really good here, although it baffles me a bit why she would drive the car off the cliff and everything just happened to work out perfectly to trap Michael. P.S. No Donald Pleasence in this one, I didn’t know until I checked IMDB that Halloween 6 was his last movie.
18. Halloween Resurrection new! DVD
- What a big turd. Busta Rhymes was absolutely TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE, and I don’t even want to talk about it anymore.

October 8th:
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers cast commentary [1988] new! imdb DVD
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers writers commentary [1988] new! imdb DVD

October 9th:
19. Hellraiser [1987] new! imdb Blu-Ray
20. Hellbound: Hellraiser II [1988] new! imdb DVD
"We have eternity to know your flesh."

October 10th:
21. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth [1992] new! imdb DVD
22. Hellraiser: Bloodline [1996] new! imdb DVD
"I am so exquisitely empty"
Halloween 5 commentary [1989] new! imdb DVD

October 11th:
23. Hellraiser: Inferno [2000] new! imdb DVD
24. Hellraiser: Hellseeker [2002] new! imdb DVD
25. Cemetery Man [1994] new! imdb DVD
"No, please don't! He's only eating me!"
- More in the 31 movies thread.

Halloween Resurrection commentary new! DVD

October 12th:
26. Hellraiser: Deader [2005] new! imdb DVD
27. Hellraiser: Hellworld [2005] new! imdb DVD
Hellraiser commentary 1 [1987] new! imdb DVD

October 13th:
28. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats [1997] new! imdb DVD
- More in the 31 movies thread.
Hellraiser commentary 2 [1987] new! imdb DVD

October 14th:
Hellbound: Hellraiser II commentary 1 [1988] new! imdb DVD

October 15th:
Hellbound: Hellraiser II commentary 2 [1988] new! imdb DVD

October 19th:
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth commentary [1992] new! imdb DVD

October 20th:
Hellraiser: Hellseeker commentary [2002] new! imdb DVD

29. Dawn of the Dead (Extended Edition) [1978] new! imdb DVD
"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth."
- I don't think I'll be viewing the extended edition again anytime soon. This version is the "Cannes" version that Romero kind of scrambled to cut so it could be shown at Cannes. Really it was just longer versions of many scenes in the movie and didn't really add anything.

October 21st:
Hellraiser: Deader commentary 1 [2005] new! imdb DVD

30. Dawn of the Dead [2004] imdb DVD
"The plan is you drink a nice tall glass of Shut The Fuck Up!"
- More in the 31 movie subset thread.

October 22nd:
Hellraiser: Deader commentary 2 [2005] new! imdb DVD

October 23rd:
Hellraiser: Hellworld commentary [2005] new! imdb DVD
31. Night Watch [2004] new! imdb Blu-Ray
32. Day Watch [2005] new! imdb Blu-Ray
- This and Night Watch were really one big movie combined. Day Watch was ok, not great, but together with Night Watch, it made it very enjoyable. There were a lot of unique aspects of this movie that I haven't seen before in a movie like this. It touched on some religious aspects as well as vampires, but with unique story plots about being balanced between good/evil and really the Night Watch being the ones in control. The connections between the main character and the Day Watch. I really liked the ending too.

October 24th:
Dawn of the Dead (Extended Edition) commentary [1978] new! imdb DVD
-A really insightful commentary on the background and making of the movie with the producer. A lot of information on his relationship with George Romero after the movie too.

October 25th:
Dawn of the Dead commentary [2004] imdb DVD

October 26th:
33. An American Werewolf in London [1981] new! imdb HD DVD
- More in the 31 movies thread.

October 27th:
An American Werewolf in London commentary [1981] new! imdb HD DVD

October 28th:
34. Flashforward - "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" [2009] new! WC! imdb
- Took place on Halloween day and a lot of references to Halloween. This is my new favorite show. I love Sonya Walger from LOST and all the other characters are just about right for this show. It's kind of like a poor man's LOST because it isn't as confusing, but has just the right amount of intrigue to keep me going every week and wanting more.

October 29th:
35. Community- "Introduction to Statistics" [2009] new! WC! imdb
- The ONLY reason I started watching this was because The Soup is one of my favorite TV shows and I think Joel McHale is hilarious. I have been pleasantly surprised by this show. Abed is hilarious and I can't decide which girl I am in love with more, Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs. I will continue to watch as long as it's on.

36. Parks and Recreation - "Greg Pikitis" [2009] new! WC! imdb
- I've watched every episode. It is better than it was last season, but can we please get more Aziz Ansari?? He is really the funniest part of the show and he only has a few throwaway lines every episode. If I had my pick, I would rather Human Giant still be on there air, that show was hilarious.[/B]

37. The Office - "Koi Pond" [2009] new! WC! imdb
- I know only the beginning was Halloween related, but it was so funny. Michael dressing up as Dick in a Box and then hanging himself and telling kids not to commit suicide was classic Michael.[/B]

38. 30 Rock - "Stone Mountain" [2009] new! WC! imdb
- 30 Rock has stayed consistently good for the past 3 seasons. This wasn't my favorite episode, but the Tracy Jordan call to Bette White was hilarious.[/B]

October 31st:
39. The Ninth Gate [1999] new! imdb DVD
- I didn't really mean to have this be the last movie I watched for the challenge. In fact, I meant to watch 4-5 movies on Halloween day, but I was so hung over from Friday and the adrenaline was running pretty high from the Hawks win over the Hoosiers that I couldn't really concentrate and sit down and watch a whole lot of movies. Next year, dammit!!!

DVD - Viewed on DVD
Blu-Ray - Viewed on Blu-Ray
Television - Viewed on television
new! - First time viewing
WC! - Wildcard
commentary - Viewed with commentary

Total Time Watched: 56 Hours and 1 Minute
Average Time Watched Per Day: 1 Hour and 48 Minutes


Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Halloween
-X- 1980 - Halloween II
-X- 1990 - Cube
-X- 2000 - Cube Zero

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) -
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Halloween
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Death Bed: The Bed that Eats

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc):
-X- First format - Blu-Ray - Halloween
-X- Second format - DVD - Cube
-X- Third format - TV - Darkman

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

Watch films in at least two languages other than English:
-X- First language - Russian - Night Watch
--- Second language -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Night Watch
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Werewolf - An American Werewolf in London
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting -
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Prophecy
-X- Zombie - Cemetery Man
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Halloween
--- 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 - Dawn of the Dead 1978/2004
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - The Ninth Gate
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award - An American Werewolf in London
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
-X- with commentary - Halloween
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III
--- anthology film -
-X- takes place on a holiday - Halloween
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of the ..." -
--- called "Return of the ..." -
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

Special thanks to Beebs for many of the formatting ideas!

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

I'm setting my goal at 31 again. The past two years I had the same goal, but fell well short both times. Hope to achieve better results this time, especially with so many excellent DVD catalog titles coming out this year!

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Overall, a significant increase compared to previous years. I used to think that me hitting 100 movies would be pretty much impossible, due to the commitments I have outside of my movie watching, but now it doesn't seem as implausible...

2007: 20
2008: 28

Last Year: 28
Goal: 31
Currently Watched: 82

First Time Viewing
Wild Card
Viewed In Theater
Viewed Online
Viewed On TV
Viewed On DVD
Viewed On Blu-Ray

1. The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
2. The Hunger (1983)
3. Black Christmas (1974)
4. Dead Of Night/Deathdream (1974)

5. Cat People (1942)
6. The Thing (1982)

7. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
8. The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)

9. I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
10. The Body Snatcher (1945)
11. The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970)

12. Carnival Of Souls (1962)

13. Re-Animator (1985)

14. Carrie (1976)
15. An American Werewolf In London (1981)

16. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
17. Psycho (1960)

18. The Leopard Man (1943)
19. Christine (1983)

20. The Ghost Ship (1943)
21. The Tingler (1959)
22. Phantasm (1979)
23. Phantasm II (1988)
24. Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994)

25. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
26. Black Sunday/The Mask Of Satan (1960)
27. The Howling (1981)

28. The 7th Victim (1943)
29. The Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

30. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)
31. Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
32. Frankenstein (1910)
33. Jigoku (1960)
34. Friday The 13th (2009) (The Killer Cut)
35. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th (2009)
36. Isle Of The Dead (1945)

37. Bedlam (1946)
38. Zombieland (2009)
39. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
40. Equinox (1970)

41. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
42. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

43. Frankenstein (1931)
44. 1408 (2007)
45. The Shining (1980)
46. Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

47. Freaks (1932)
48. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
49. Poltergeist (1982)

50. The Wolf Man (1941)
51. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

52. Ghostbusters (1984)
53. Ghostbusters II (1989)

54. The Cat O' Nine Tales (1970)
55. Four Flies On Grey Velvet (1971)
56. Deep Red (1975)
57. Suspiria (1977)

58. Inferno (1980)
59. Tenebrae (1982)
60. Phenomena (1985)

61. Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror (1922)

62. Eraserhead (1977)
63. Planet Terror (2007)
64. Death Proof (2007)
65. Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)

66. Child's Play (1988)
67. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988)

68. Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

69. Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
70. Cat People (1982)

71. The Evil Dead (1981)
72. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987)
73. Army Of Darkness (1993)
74. Hellraiser (1987)

75. The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
76. Black Belly Of The Tarantula (1971)
77. The Fog (1980)

78. The Wicker Man (1973)

79. Halloween II (1981)
80. Black Sabbath (1963)
81. Alien (1979)

82. Halloween (1978)

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)
-X- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
-X- 1920 - The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-X- 1930 - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- 1940 - Cat People (1942)
-X- 1950 - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- 1960 - Carnival Of Souls (1962)
-X- 1970 - Black Christmas (1974)
-X- 1980 - The Hunger (1983)
-X- 1990 - Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994)
-X- 2000 - Friday The 13th (2009)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
--- G - 
-X- PG - Dead Of Night/Deathdream (1974)
-X- PG-13 - 1408 (2007)
-X- R - The Hunger (1983)
-X- NC-17 - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- X - Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Re-Animator (1985)

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Body Snatcher (1945)
-X- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- Vincent Price - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
--- Peter Cushing - 
-X- Christopher Lee - The Wicker Man (1973)
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
-X- Bruce Campbell - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - The Fog (1980)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Japanese, Jigoku (1960)
-X- Second language, Italian, Black Sabbath (1963).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - The Hunger (1983)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1910)
-X- Werewolf - An American Werewolf In London (1981)
-X- Mummy - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
--- Invisible Man - 
-X- Ghost/haunting - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Black Sunday (1960)
-X- Zombie - Dead Of Night/Deathdream (1974)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Black Christmas (1974)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Thing (1982)
-X- Documentary - His Name Was Jason: 30 Years Of Friday The 13th (2009)
--- Musical - 
-X- Spoof/comedy - Zombieland (2009)
-X- Revenge - A Nightmare On Elm Street (I'm gonna count this, since the plot is that Freddy kills the children out of revenge toward the parents whom killed him.)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play (1988)
-X- Killer/evil animal - The Leopard Man (1943)
--- Killer/evil child - 
-X- Giallo - The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970)
-X- J horror - Jigoku (1960)
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - 
-X- film and its remake - Cat People (1942, 1982)
--- based on a video game - 
-X- based on a novel - The Hunger (1983)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - 
-X- won an Academy Award - An American Werewolf In London (1981; Best Makeup)
-X- silent film - The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-X- Criterion version film - Carnival Of Souls (1962)
--- with commentary - 
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Phantasm (1979), Phantasm II (1988), Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994), Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
-X- anthology film - The Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
-X- takes place on a holiday - Black Christmas (1974)
-X- takes place in space - Alien (1979)
-X- takes place on or under the sea - The Ghost Ship (1943)
--- animated film - 
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
--- called "Return of ..." - 
--- called "Revenge of ..." - 
--- called "Attack of ..." - 
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

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1. The FRIGHTENERS: Director's Cut (1996)

3. Bram Stoker's DRACULA (1992)
4. Near Dark (1987)
5. ZOMBIELAND (2009)

6. QUARANTINE (2008)
7. THE MIST (2007)

8. The Village (2004)
9. My Bloody Valentine (2009)
10. Witchfinder General (1968)

11. The Faculty (1998)
12. The Monster Squad

13. QUARANTINE (2008)(Watched with Audio Commentary with Writer/Director John Erick Dowdle and Writer/Producer Drew Dowdle)

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my second year!

** denotes first time viewing

001) [rec] **
002) Campfire Tales
003) Silent Hill
004) American Psycho
005) Candyman
006) Vampire Hunter D
007) Devil's Experiment **
008) The Android of Notre Dame **
009) Cloverfield
010) Shaun of the Dead
011) The Phantom of the Opera (Argento)
012) 30 Days of Night
013) Dracula (Lugosi)
014) Dracula's Daughter
015) Jenifer
016) Son of Dracula
017) House of Dracula
018) Frankenstein
019) Bride of Frankenstein
020) Halloween
021) Halloween II
022) Halloween III: Season of the Witch
023) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
024) Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
025) Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (producer's cut).
026) Halloween H2O
027) Halloween Resurrection
028) Carrie
029) The Fog
030) Killer Klowns From Outer Space
031) Halloween: 25 Years of Terror
032) Slither
033) Dracula 2000
034) The Cell
035) End of Days
036) Stigmata
037) Jack Frost
038) Jack Frost 2
039) Pelts
040) Mermaid in a Manhole**
041) He Never Dies**
042) Repo! The Genetic Opera
043) Ultimate Versus
044) Pet Cematary
045) The Fly
046) The Fly II
047) Sleepy Hollow
048) Chopping Mall
049) When A Stranger Calls
050) Reanimator
051) 1408
052) The Lost Boys
053) Bubba Ho-Tep
054) Haute Tension
055) The Mothman Prophecies
056) Christine
057) Being Human (series 1)
058) A Nightmare on Elm Street
059) A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
060) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
061) A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
062) A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
063) Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
064) New Nightmare
065) The Evil Dead (Theatrical screening!)
066) Friday the 13th
067) Friday the 13th Part 2
068) Friday the 13th Part 3D
069) Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
071) Friday the 13th: A New Begining
072) Jason Lives: Friday the 13th part VI
073) Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
074) Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhatten
075) Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
076) Jason X
077) Freddy vs Jason
078) The Phantom of the Opera (Robert Englund)
079) Beetlejuice
080) The Thing
081) Ghostbusters
082) Ghostbusters II
083) From Beyond
084) The Man with the Screaming Brain
085) Monster's Inc
086) The Monster Squad (Theatrical screening hosted by Andre Gower)
087) Flower of Flesh and Blood **
088) Devil Doctor Woman **
089) Guinea Pig: Greatest Cuts **
090) The Shining
091) Creepshow **
092) The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
093) Halloween (Zombie - the work print)
094) Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
095) Little Nicky
096) Dust Devil **
097) Videodrome **
098) Jaws
099) Rocky Horror Picture Show
100) Shock Treatment
101) Return of the Living Dead
102) The Frighteners
103) The Reaping **
104) Monster House
105) Planet Terror
106) Trick 'r Treat **
107) An American Werewolf in London

and that's it for me....

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Mister Peepers' List O' Whores

The whores are all dead now. The list is complete.

October 01 -

1. The Evil Woods - Another newer straight to video horror movie with no budget that tries to recreate slasher films of the 80s. What they forget is that in those films, they didn't do super long scenes of dialogue. People actually moved around and did things. The viewer loses.

2. Elvira Presents The House That Bled To Death - Good haunted house movie. The little girl that lived there pretty much had everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. It wasn't so much the ghost was trying to kill/hurt her, just more of drive her crazy and break her will. The house wins.

3. Curse of Alcatraz - Another low budget, straight to video, horror movie but this time it's not filmed entirely out in the woods, in a warehouse at night, or in someone's house. This time it's filmed at Alcatraz. To sum it up, a skull is found which turns the movie into CSI minus entertainment, computer graphics, or anything even remotely interesting. There's a virus which has survived since the indians and people investigating the skull as well as the rangers that work at the station spread to each other which makes them kill. The first half of the movie is pretty much them repeating that the skull is an indian skull. It's also old. Once again, the viewer loses.

4. Brutal - If you can look past the fact that every girl in this movie looks like a model, this straight to video horror is worth a rent(or do what I did and just watch it on Hulu for free). It's about a serial killer doing what they do best. Decent special effect. Better acting than a lot of similar items. It also features a familiar face for horror fans(think The Hills Have Eyes). The killer fails his pattern of killings.

5. The Cyclops - Lon Cheney flick about a group of people, led by a woman searching for her husband that crashed his plane years ago and thinks he's still alive. Laughable special effects and a twist you can see a mile away, long before it's even suggested. From a time when people got excited being on top of a mountain of uranium and not caring about the radiation, The Cyclops is a perfect movie for a lazy Sunday on the couch. The plane gets away. The cyclops fails.

October 02 -

6. My Bloody Valentine(original) - This deserved a remake? Really? I didn't hate it but seriously, a remake? Thinking it would bring in money? I guess that's what the 3D was for. The killer fails.

7. Diary of a Cannibal - Straight to video horror that takes place in a warehouse at night, when nobody is working, and they put sheets on the shelves so they can say it's taking place in a hospital. If you watch the first 5 minutes, you've seen how the rest of the movie is going to go. Little dialogue with mostly music and everything's a flashback. The story is a girl is in the hospital and she's being questioned by cops about what she did. She loved a guy and to prove it, he let her kill him and eat him. Then she dies at the end. It's based on a true story that couldn't have been as dull as this movie. The viewer loses.

Why am I watching such crappy movies? I've picked the horror category on hulu sorted by air date. As long as they're actually horror movies, I'm watching them in order until I get home and have some actual movies to watch. At lunch I do pull out my Zune where I've ripped some movies to and that's why I had the Elvira movie yesterday and not another straight to video borefest.

8. Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield - From the same company that brought you Brutal also brings back the Hills Have Eyes guy in another minor role. Very loosely based on Ed Gein, it was pretty boring. For whatever action a person in the movie would try to accomplish, the movie would drag it out much longer than it ever had to be. Ed Gein succeeds in getting free room and board for the rest of his life.

9. Dark Fields - This straight to video bore takes place in a house. A bunch of teens are going to a concert but have car problems so they go to a farm to have sex. The boys get killed by an imitation of Leatherface after they make jokes about the rules of horror movies. The girls live at the end, not that you should care. Why the inspiration came from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie that starred Reese Witherspoon and not one of the good ones, I'll never know. The Leatherface impersonator as well as the viewer shares the same fate. We all lose.

10. April Fool's Day - Seen it before but forgot the ending. Wasn't really as satisfying this time around. Not really sure what I want to watch now. I'm thinking I'll mix up some cranberry juice, mix it with soju(which I'm glad I found a place in town that sells it instead of forcing me to drive 256 miles to get it), and pull out my Blood-O-Rama 4 movie DVD. That features Claw of Terror, my personal favorite, The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism, Black Mamba, and Movie House Massacre. It's a dusk till dawn marathon. I guess everyone wins.

11. Claw of Terror - This movie is so good because it's so bad. Imagine Stuart from MadTv if he had a hook for a hand and went over the edge. Stuart fails but it's enjoyable watching him fail.

October 03 -

12. Movie House Massacre - Not much going on and a little hard to follow. I felt like I was missing something but I think there just wasn't much to follow in the first place. Comedy horror about a movie theater that's haunted and every time it opens up, people die. The theater opening fails but from now on will work.

13. My Teacher Ate My Homework - Great kids movie about a doll that comes to life that looks just like the kid's teacher. Based off a book from the Shadow Zone series, this movie is like a cross between Tales From the Crypt and Goosebumps. My kids have been watching this repeatedly since I picked it up a week ago. The viewer wins everyone else loses.

14. Do You Like Hitchcock? - Dario Argento has run out of ideas and borrows them from Hitchcock. Not nearly as good as what he borrows from. Dario fails and pulls the viewer down with him.

15. Mickey's Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat - Didn't realize this was a preschool level deal when I went into it. It was so slow, they'd ask you if this item would work to solve a problem, then they'd say no and then they'd show you it didn't work. If you put all the "action" together and cut out the rest, it would've been around 5 minutes long. I also realized that that same could be said about most direct to video indie horror films. If you're an adult, you'll feel like you had a lobotomy.

16. Little Einstein's Halloween(wildcard #1) - Came as a bonus feature of the above. Similar to the above but more interesting. They ride around in a spaceship going to castle's for trick or treating so they can take the candy back for a Halloween party. Adults feel a partial healing of the lobotomy.

17. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism - Christoper Lee flick where he's killed at the beginning for killing some girls, sends a letter to a girl and guy that are related to the people that killed him, and tries to kill them while making an attempt at coming back to life. He fails.
18. Black Mamba - Voodoo movie from the Philippines which features an actual autopsy edited in. Also notable about that scene is the old man that is supposed to be dead takes a quick but very noticeable deep breath in the only shot that has a close-up of his face. The voodoo lady fails.

19. Bloody Pit of Horror - An actor lives in a castle and goes crazy whey visitors arrive. He thinks the spirit of the Crimson Executioner has taken him and it's his job to kill off everyone. He fails.

20. City of Missing Girls - A bunch of girls start going missing and the cops think that a drama school is a front for prostitution. Not bad but not great either. The guy running the drama school, as well a a few of the girls fail.

October 04 -

21. Anatomy of a Psycho - According to the description, a guy's older brother gets sent to prison and executed and he swears revenge by tracking down and killing all the officials and jurors. In reality, he and his friends beat up the DA's son and later on he beats up the son of the judge and burns down the house. The only person that dies is his friend after he finds out his other friend's dad was the witness for his brother's trial. They fought and one got accidentally stabbed. After the guy runs off, he pushes the knife all the way in so the guy dies and he gets the other guy sent to death row. He breaks down in the end and is discovered that he actually did the murder. He failed.

22. Buried Alive - A model convict helps out another guy in a barroom brawl which pisses off a reporter that was also in the brawl. He does a story that gets him denied parole and later on another prisoner lies and says he killed a guard, that his cellmate actually did before getting shot while trying to escape afterward. The warden and others setup the guy to confess the truth in a mock execution of the convict and he ends up getting a pardon. Everyone wins except the liar but he was already in prison anyway. The guy that got shot trying to escape didn't seem to end up in a good way either.

23. Shira: The Vampire Samurai - Some guy that went to film school apparently loved the Blade trilogy and also samurais. He thought, "What could be better than making a copy of Blade but with an asian chick and through in some samurais for no apparent reason?" He failed.

24. Rolie Polie Olie: A Spookie Ookie Halloween(wildcard #2) - Not my cup of tea.

25. The Book of Pooh: Just Say Boo! - Can't say I was sad to see it end. This DVD also came with a Halloween episode of Out of the Box. After the first 30 seconds of that, I knew I couldn't take it.

26. Midnight Phantom - Another great description from this movie. The first sentence describes the first minute of the movie. The rest of the paragraph describes the last 15 minutes. Average movie about a new chief of police that cracks down on corruption making some enemies there and elsewhere along the way. At the end he's killed and it's the mystery of who in the room killed him.

27. Nobongo - One thing I've always had a distaste for is movies set in jungles or in the desert, especially when it comes to movies from the '50s. Not sure why but it's always been something I hated. Maybe it's because of the same scenery. Maybe it's because I hate the heat. Either way, this movie took place in the jungle and was horribly boring. Couldn't wait for the thing to end. Apparently it's about a girl escaping by plane with her dad the embezzled from his bank. The plane crashes and she's raised by a gorilla who keep the fortune hidden. The son of the bank president tracks her down, determined to take the money back but falls in love with her. Then the guy, the monkey and the girl have to fend off the son's guide that wants the money for himself.

28. Night Tide - Early Dennis Hopper flick where he plays a sailor that dates a woman that may or may not be a homicidal mermaid. Little slow in the middle but worth watching.

29. She Gods of Shark Reef - A couple guys on the run land on an island and meet the female inhabitants. Seen it before and it has yet to impress me. The old lady that runs everything reminds me of Grand Moff Tarkin in drag. Wish she was thrown to the shark but we don't always get what we wish for.

30. A Face In The Fog - A murderer called "The Fiend" needs to be caught. Twist ending. Not so great.

31. A Shot In The Dark - A suicide is actually murder in this boring movie that has zero music except for the absolute beginning and end credits. Music really does help make a movie and no music can really make a movie boring.

October 05 -

32. Tamara - Unpopular girl is the butt of a joke and dies in an accident. She comes back to life, dressed like a slut, and kills for revenge. Since she came back to life, it's not really her but a monster. Yawn. She dies in the end.

33. Bad Reputation - See above movie for same plot. The only difference is this girl doesn't die in the prank. Instead she's labeled a slut at school. She dies in the end.

34. All Souls Day - What needs to be said other than this is a Syfy original movie. Sucks.

35. Toybox - Guy meets girl's dysfunctional family and goes insane. Involves a toybox for a small portion of the film. Nothing special. Director tries to do some lame effects we've seen a thousand times in other low budget, straight to video horror films that weren't scary then either.

36. The Dungeon of Harrow - I've yet to see a film about Count De Sade that I've liked.

37. The Devil's Sleep - I like how the illegal drugs are kept in a locker in the gym labeled "Keep Out". It didn't keep out Mr. America who just pulled the padlock off.

October 06 -

38. Anna's Eve - I think it's trying to be a psychological thriller but it ends up being funny in a Lifetime movie kind of way, especially towards the end.

39. Nine Lives - 9 people are in a Scottish mansion when a ghost is release. 8 will die. Paris Hilton is one of them. Not worth watching.

40. The Rats - When animals attack, this time it's rats and it's because they like perfume. Not bad for an animal attack movie(if you're into bad but can be fun movies).

41. Hatred of a Minute - Can I make the joke about hating every minute I spent watching this?

42. The Government UFO Cover-up - Aliens have really attacked us but the government keeps trying to cover it up.

43. Carnage - Decent enough haunted house movie with some satisfying suicides.

October 07 -

44. Daughter of the Tong - Filmed back in the day when the main asian actors were played by whitey while the minor roles had actual asians.

October 08 -
October 09 -

45. The Secret KGB Psychic Files - Wasn't that bad. Covered a bunch of topics, why some were covered I don't know but lots of things were covered.

46. The Embalmer - A guy kidnaps women and brings them to his underground lair where he embalms them so they stay fresh.

47. Frankenstein '80 - Modern age Frankenstein movie where the monster has sex with prostitutes.

October 10 -

48. Night Key - Karloff created an alarm system that was stolen from him by his business partner. When he comes up with a new system, he is once again tricked. This time though, he devised a way to get past the old system and does it as a message. All goes well until the mob learns of his device.

49. Death Warmed Up - Can't say too much. The print was really, really dark and since most of the movie took place in the dark, I couldn't make out much of anything unless someone got torched. The only thing I figured out was that at some point some crazy people got loose and started killing normal people. There was also a couple of brain surgeries. They were for some purpose that wasn't really clear.

October 11 -

50. Grave of the Vampire - The original Blade. Girl gets raped by vampire and ends up pregnant. Baby is half-vampire/half-human. Kid grows up and hunts down his father for revenge.

51. Killers of the Sea -I learned:

Whales that don't have teeth don't eat men.
Naturally, whales with teeth love to eat men.
Flipper and his kind are man eaters.
When attacking one of those man eating dolphins, keep it's head pointed up. This will prevent it from diving down deep to drown you.
Turtles love nothing more than to chew up and snap your air hose when diving.
The only weakness of an octopus is it's ink sack. If you pierce it, the octopus will die.
Sometimes an octopus will become so hungry that it'll attack and eat one if it's own tentacles.
Turtles can live without brains.

The entire thing was just bizarre and I could only try to imagine the terror people felt as they watched the guy dive into the water time and time again, to battle a shark, dolphin, or octopus.

Then you have scenes suck as where the black cook, named Dark Evolution who had a peg leg, caught fish the old fashioned way, with a hook and line. He catches some big fish, and as he's carrying it, the fish slips out of his arms and back into the water where he then jumps in after it.
52. Kiss Me Kill Me - Shitty movie about a female photographer that Baba Yaga, the woman that lives in a house built on chicken legs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Ya...n_chicken_legs, wants to possess. The girl ends up taking pictures of people with a magic camera that harms them when the picture is taken and later on Baba gives her a doll dressed up in a S&M outfit, which later comes to life as a real person. If we cut out the boring artsy stuff the director threw in that serves no real purpose other than trying to make his movie seem deep, it would end up being half as long.

53. I Killed That Man - Another murder mystery where a guy is killed in a room full of people with a poisoned dart.

54. The Invisible Killer - Another murder mystery with people killed by poison only this time the poison is in the phone.

October 12 -

55. The Phantom - Not the guy in the purple suit, the movie from 1931. The forgetable movie from 1931.

56. The Wasp Woman - Beauty formula turns woman into a human wasp. Seen it before and I still like it upon repeated viewings.
57. A Passenger To Bali - This was a surprise. It was some sort of TV movie or something from a long time ago and since it was filmed at the Westinghouse One studio, they had breaks to show off the new Westinghouse appliances. There's a new tv that has a zoom feature, a built in record player that plays 3 types of records, FM for listening to static free radio, AM for listening to your favorite shows. Did I mention the new Westinghouse refrigerator?
It has a freezer box with 0 degree temperature and a humidor to keep your fruits and vegetables crisp. The meat section can hold many pounds of meat and here's the compartment for butter, so it's always ready to spread. The best part is it's only $300, which in today's money must be a million dollars.

The story is about a minister that gets on a ship right before it takes off. Normally it's not allowed but since he's a minister, the captain makes an exception. When they get to Bali he wants to get a lifeboat to take out to the island with his stuff but the captain refuses. He gets a warning that what happens will be his fault but the captain doesn't care.

When one of the guy's from Bali arrives to check the passport of the minister, he laughs because the minister is actually a guy that gets people incited to revolting. Naturally he won't take him and he's apparently pretty well known because the captain can't get rid of him at any port since all the countries have heard of him.

October 13 -

58. Midnight Warning - A missing brother with a twist ending. If you think about it though, why did they do the things they did to an innocent person if they were doing something for the greater good. There had to be a much easier way to go about things that doesn't involve screwing up someone's life.

59. Sisters of Death - I must have 5 copies of this movie for some reason. It's also gotten to the point where I had most of the answers to the mystery in the back of my mind. An girls dies during a sorority initiation and 7 years later there's a mysterious reunion for them. Then people start dying.

October 14 -

60. South Park: Dead Celebrities (Wildcard #3) - Good episode. Spoofed The Sixth Sense. Nice ending.

61. Strangers of the Evening - Amnesia and the wrong people getting buried. What's the secret? Who is he?

October 15 -
October 16 -

62. Manfish - Lon Cheney stars in a movie about 2 greedy men searching for buried treasure. Has a bit of The Tell-Tale Heart inspiratoin at the end.

63. Murder At Midnight - Similar to Sisterd of Death, where real bullets are put in a gun and someone dies. Similarities end there and other thing happen that can't be remembered after 2 days.

October 17 -

64. The Black Tower - Karloff the executioner plays a minor role in a tale about kings and queens. Backstabbing ahoy.

65. The Phantom Express - Mystery train causes other trains to wreck as they try to avoid hitting it. The first thing you think of when you see the light is that it probably isn't a train and guess what, it wasn't. It ended up being an airplane with a record player. Didn't guess that.

66. A Scream in the Night - Lon Chaney Jr. plays a detective and a criminal!!! It's The Patty Duke Show all over again!!! A ruby is stolen and he gets it back.

October 18 -

67. The Shadow of Silk Lennox - Underworld kingpin Lon Chaney Jr. pretends to turn legit but commits crimes and gets caught at the end. How's that for a review?

68. The Crooked Circle - A group of amateur detectives battle wits against a group of hooded crooks. Let's just leave it at that.

69. Drums of Africa - The drums are beating in Africa and people are getting fevers. No jungle fever isn't one of them.

70. The Ticket of Leave Man - Don't understand the title and don't understand what I just watched.

71. The Face In The Window - Old man tries to win the marriage of his partner's daughter while putting the man she loves out of the picture. Add to this a killer known as "The Wolf", killing people.

72. The Ghost and the Guest - Newlywed couple arrives at their new home only to have a coffin with a body delivered. Add in a search for missing jewels and you have this movie.

October 19 -

73. Ghosts on the Loose - Imagine an episode of Scooby Doo. Instead of that gang, you get The East End Kids. For the person(s) that ends up being the ghost(s), Bella Lugosi leads a group of Nazi sympathizers.

74. Green Eyes - Murder at a party and only a novelist helping the police can solve it.

75. Son of Ingagi - An old doctor leaves her home to a newlywed couple. Inside the home is something else. It's a monster and it could've come from Africa.

76. The Tell-Tale Heart - A guy named Edgar falls in love with a girl and catches her with his best friend. Someone dies and a heart beats. Not bad.

77. The Thirteenth Guest - People that were at a party 13 years ago start getting bumped off in the order they were sitting in.

78. Wanted: Babysitter - A babysitter and kid get kidnapped. Nothing happens the first half hour or so and then things happen. Near the end, it slows down to nothing happening again. If they polished this up, it wouldn't be that bad but it tries to be an artsy movie at times while also being a vicious kidnapping story at other times.

79. The Lion Man - Don't trust the shiek. Don't forget to kill any small children that will grow up to be legendary figures that destroy you in the end.

80. The Phantom of 42nd Street - The third movie I've watched to far in this challenge where a blank is replaced by a real bullet.

81. The Savage Girl - Sure mister. You kidnap a beautiful jungle girl and keep her locked up because you want her to be free, not because you want to make her yours.

October 20 -

82. House of Danger - A guy impersonates another guy to investigate some killings.

83. House of Mystery - Guy kills a monkey in India at the beginning and then a bigger monkey kills him at the end.

84. House of Secrets - Guy inherits a mansion but the government is there doing secret work revolving around poison gas and they don't want him around.

85. The Satanic Rites of Dracula - A modern day Dracula movie from Hammer. Dracula wants to spread a super version of the Black Plague.

86. A Candle in the Dark - Going against Trevor's review of his Pendulum movies, I decided to go through my box of 50 that I bought by mistake when trying to get the set that had Evil Toons but instead I picked up the one with Terror Toons. This movie sucked but I was surprised that vampires showed up.

87. Demon Slaughter - I can't recommend this to anyone but it eventually got me laughing at how bad it was when everyone's trying to act like gangsters doing their little shoot-outs with cgi flashes coming out of their fake guns as they're pretending to shoot. Then they kept going and added religion and it ended up reminding me of Hellraiser: Inferno, one of the few movies I can't watch more than once.

88. Nightmare Asylum - Indie film with tons of special effects, including a guy trapped in a human sized mouse trap. Tons of psychos, lots of blood and killing. Not sure if there was a plot or not, it just seemed to go on and on with someone new getting tortured or killed.

89. The River: The Legend of La Llorona - I can honestly say I have no idea what I just watched. I can say that at random times a loop of music from a keyboard would start playing super loud for no reason. I had to cut the audio in half it was so loud. Then at the end there was a standoff where the two actors were standing in front of a very obvious blue screen with a tropical image in the background. This box set is really horrible but as long as I can force myself through as many as possible, it means I won't have to deal with it ever again.

90. Serial Killers - I guessed the twist ending that the guy writing the book on serial killers would end up killing people. Having the imaginary serial killer, because the author was delusional, talk to the camera about society was stupid. It also left a plot hole because a couple people went to the serial killer's house and he killed them but in reality, it didn't exist since the author was doing the killings and those people didn't go to his house.

Compared to the other movies in this new box set I've seen so far, I was able to watch it without much pain.

October 21 -

91. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (Wildcard #4) - They sure don't seem to be getting any better. The first one felt like they had to wrap it up in 2 seconds. The second one with the mad cow deal? What year is this 2000? Are we going to see something about the swine flu in the next 7 years or so along with references to movies that are a few years old? Honestly, South Park being able to reference things that happened 3 days earlier really show how bloated The Simpsons has become. The third one wasn't great but was more solid than the other two.

I enjoyed the beginning credits segment more than the episode itself, as did my wife.

92. Elvira Presents - I Eat Your Blood - Voodoo, zombies, and tricky white men that get what they deserve in the end.

October 22 -
October 23 -

93. The Crawlspace - Horrible SAW clone with a guy called The Director. Cast included Chris Schwartz playing 2 roles out of 7 and Chris Schwartz comprised every crew member but one.

94. Catholic Ghoulgirls - Typical indie movie starring girls in schoolgirl uniforms. Instead of hiring girls that look good, directors always seem to just go with friends. As is typical, there's only one with any breasts, due to being fat, and the other two are you're typical skinny ugly gals. Shirts are tied so we get to see all their fat rolls.

Plot was zombies coming to life for some reason. Everyone seems to know about it but it doesn't seem like it's that big of a deal for them since there'd probably be a panic in real life.

October 24 -

95. The Bewitching - Witch comes to Las Vegas to have sex with a lot of men and kill them. Like the Witchraft series only it's not trying to be something it's not. That being some epic plot that serves only to bore until the next nude scene.

96. High Desert - Biker movie where people get shot, chicks get kidnapped and raped, and some get saved. Revenge is served.

97. Hell's Highway - 4 clones of a worker at a nearby government facility haunt a highway, killing any drivers willing to pick them up. Ron Jeremy stars as one of the drivers.

98. Hellbound: Book of the Dead - Friend gets killed but mystic powers bring him back to life as a zombie bent on revenge. No rape, just revenge.

99. I Dream of Dracula - Girl thinks she's decended from vampires and is one. She ends up being one.

100. The Veil - Still working on my Pendulum box set. When I first started watching it, I did a scan of the movies to find out which ones were super long because of a shitty director that doesn't think anything needs to be cut. This is the first one, coming in at over 2 and a half hours.

In addition to being way too long, the main stars, if you can call them that, all wear camo and gas masks for pretty much the entire film, making it impossible to tell who's who. It's a black and white, Night of the Living Dead type movie where some biological stuff spreads and turns people into zombies.

Most of the movie takes place in a house where zombies bust in at random times, over and over, and are shot. Nothing ever really happens other than that until the very end where the last two survivors fight and when one is killed, the movie turns to color.

The survivor goes to a field where a helicopter approaches, I wait for him to get shot, he does, then the government bombs the city exactly like Return of the Living Dead. The special effects at this point consist of models of jets and the city, and the explosion looks to be a penlight of sorts shining through a piece of paper and then they adjust the light so that it opens up more instead of being focused in a tiny point. That's the explosion.

And this is my 100th title. What a way to go

October 25 -

101. When Heaven Comes Down - Don't remember a thing about it from last night.

102. The Dead Live - Zombie movie. Instead of having a bunch of zombies in this 2 hour movie, it's about 10 minutes of total action and non-talking scenes. The other hour and 50 minutes is people standing around in a circle and talking, usually the 3 main people. To describe the actors, only one can be determined to be a female from the front and back. One is obviously male from the front, due to a beard, but from behind it could be anything with that pony tail. The third main star could be male or female(looking like the male role in a lesbian relationship) from both the front or back. Everyone is fat and has the skin color of never having seen the sun.

In the end, it's an ugly cast standing around talking non-stop.

103. Hip Hop Locos - 2 mexican gangsters decide to rob and kill drug dealers to steal their cocaine to sell so they have money to produce their rap album. Why they only stole drugs and not any cash eludes me but I don't think too much was thought out when making this. The style is from a camcorder one of them holds as we get to watch them walk around commiting crimes or driving across town.

104. Invitation - Claims to be from an original story. I identified a similar story 5 minutes into it called Sisters of Death, which I watched earlier this challenge.

105. Las Vegas Blood Bath - A man walks into the bar, holds up the severed head of a woman and says, "I'd like a drink for me and the lady" followed by shooting the bartender. Very bloody and violent. Other than an extended card playing scene and some women's wrestling matches, put there no doubt because they were stars of the movie, it was fun to watch.

106. Before I Die - Poorly written short stories that don't seem to have plots. Only figured out the first one which has a 300 lbs hambeast going to a strip mall to pickup men. For some reason, every guy thinks she's super hot. At this point I had to check imbd to find out if she also directed because I can't see any other reason how this story could ever be filmed. Shocked me to learn that she wasn't. After watching fat sex with a couple of guys, a guy at the beginning of the story that got turned down by her got lucky until the shirt fell off the mirror. Her true form can only be seen in a reflection and that form is that of a giant spider. She kills him and then goes out looking for more men.

There's also a ghost story and a murder story, nothing good and I was still recovering from the fat sex I'd seen earlier.

107. Terror Toons - Seen it once before and sitting through it a second time wasn't easy. Guys in costumes pop out of the TV and kill people.

108. Toe Tags - Boring slasher movie. Some nice boobs.

October 26 -

109. This Darkness - Vampire goes to a chemist to make him a special formula that will make him immortal. Not bad, some trimming would've helped. Mostly on the 7 minute part in the dojo. It really doesn't take 7 minutes to show us they know martial arts for the final battles at the end.

110. Fear Clinic - Episode 1 (Wildcard #4) - Not as great as what the original project was going to be, that I read about. The original show was going to be a reality series on CBS where Robert Englund would make people face their fears. Now it's just a mini-show about making people face their fears and the nightmares start showing up in the real world.

111. Burning Dead - Ghosts that died in a fire come back to haunt people. Stars a guy that looks like a child molester. The monster at the end breaks out of a shell that's made of marshmellow covered with a thin, hard layer of chocolate. The monster is also a big fat guy that talks like a WWE wrestler.

October 27 -

112. Dead 7 - Started out decent but fell apart about 30 minutes in. Some guy gets executed in the woods and gets thrown into a pit. A blind kid and his sister live out there and the blind kid stumbles upon the body, so he gets thrown in the hole. He comes back as one of those revenge ghosts.

113. Dead Is Dead - I know there's some drug that was a bad batch and other things happened. Not sure exactly what happened.

114. Dr. Shock's Tales of Terror - Collection of stories. First was the weakest and improved with each one, other than the last one which was slightly above average. First story was about a vampire vs the mob due to a fortune teller getting ruffed up for being a fraud. Second was about a pair of brothers that move to a small town to open a pizzeria. The ingredient is people. Third was about a gardener that kills people with gardening tools. Fourth was some demon movie. It was either really good or really bad. I'm not sure so I'll just say it was average.

October 28 -
October 29 -

115. Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (wildcard #5) - Pretty good. Hope there's another one next year. Much more entertaining than The Simpson's Halloween special.

116. The Office - Haunted Warehouse (Wildcard #6) - Decent episode. Things happen. Good stuff.

October 30 -

117. The Shunned House - Like most Lovecraft inspired movies, this one sucked. After the first scene, I had no idea what was going on other than a general idea. Here's a tip for those that made this movie, using candles for lighting doesn't really work. Seriously, 3/4 of the movie was in pitch black except for a candle or two in the background. There was no telling what we were looking at except for a candle in the distance.

October 31 -

118. Force of Darkness - There's a reason I picked this up and after watching it, I have no idea what that reason was. Apparently things like hypnotism is an entry point for demons to enter our world. Did you know we're the only country that doesn't believe in demons? It's an odd movie about demon possession, which you don't know that's the reason behind everything until the end.

And this is the last movie I finished for the challenge. I still had a few unfinished ones, Shriek of the Mutilated, Paranormal Activity, and Suburban Sasquach. I'm just over the halfway mark in my Decrepit Crypt of Nightmares 50 movie set, comprised mostly of bad straight to video horror films. I'll finish the sasquatch movie and start next year with Matthew on my goal to complete the set.

On a side note, I think I've developed allergies to the guinea pig that's setup in my computer room. That's my guess anyway. I felt mostly fine today, just some minor illness until I went in there to do some work and then I started feeling sick again.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Buried Alive
-X- 1940 - Nabonga
-X- 1950 - The Cyclops
-X- 1960 - The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism
-X- 1970 - Claw of Terror
-X- 1980 - The House That Bled To Death
-X- 1990 - Nightmare Asylum
-X- 2000 - The Evil Woods

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The City of Missing Girls
-X- G - My Teacher Ate My Homework
-X- PG - Grave of the Vampire
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - The Evil Woods
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated post-MPAA) - The House That Bled To Death

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, online, The Evil Woods
-X- Second format, Zune, The House That Bled To Death
-X- Third format, xvid, The Cyclops

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Ghosts on the Loose
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - Night Key
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - The Cyclops
-X- Vincent Price - Tower of London
-X- Peter Cushing - The Satanic Rites of Dracula
-X- Christopher Lee - The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism
--- Robert Englund -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -

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

- Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Shira: The Vampire Samurai
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein '80
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - The House That Bled To Death
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Black Mamba
-X- Zombie - Death Warmed Up
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Evil Woods
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Cyclops
-X- Documentary - The Government UFO Cover-Up
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - Movie House Massacre
-X- Revenge - My Bloody Valentine
-X- Killer/evil doll - My Teacher Ate My Homework
-X- Killer/evil animal - The Rats
-X- Killer/evil child - Claw of Terror
-X- Giallo - Do You Like Hitchcock?
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - The Tell-Tale Heart
--- 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 - Before I Die
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
-X- animated film - Mickey's Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat
--- 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!*

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October 1:
1: Mama Dracula (1980) . I suppose this was supposed to be a comedy. The setup is a modern day version of Dracula but instead of our hero being called to sell real estate, he is a scientist who specializes in blood research. He is challenged by Countess Dracula (Louise Fletcher slumming) to come up with a synthetic blood substitute. She is assisted by her twin vampire sons who look astonishingly enough like Punch of Punch and Judy fame. To do his work, he needs the blood of many "wirgins". They run a fashion shop and kidnap customers to supply the virgins. One of the virgins turns out to be Maria Schneider of Last Tango in Paris. Absolute garbage.

2: Savage Weekend (1976) . A pre-Halloween slasher that could have been a good movie. Rich guy invites some friends up to his vacation home upstate while he's having a boat built. Crazed killer takes them down one by one. Usually these films write themselves, but this one fails in most ways. Still, it has a killer stalking the characters while wearing a Halloween mask (creepy clown). Takes forever to get to any killing, though. Once the killing starts then it's not half bad. Not half good, either. It's just that the filmmaker doesn't really have the beats down for a real slasher. Still, lots of boobs and a couple decent gore shots. William Sandersen (Larry from Newhart) appears playing the same character he has played in every single film he's ever been in. Same hat, too.

3: Frankenhooker (1990). Always loved this movie. First time I saw it was at a 24 hour Horror Marathon and Patty Mullen was there in person and in costume. I was listening to Deadpit.com podcasting an interview with Frank Henenlotter and it put me in the mood for this flick.

October 2:
4: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961). (MTS3K). TOR. All hail TOR. I dunno. I have an affection for the guy. Of course the movie sucks, but he's always great.

5: Night of the Blood Beast (1958). (MST3K). Roger Corman produced garbage about an astronaut who dies but is brought back to life by an alien monster. Quite possibly one of the stupidist conclusions ever.

6: Funny Games (2007) High Def. Two douche-bags torture a family. Maybe it was better in the original German. Seemed like it thought it was more clever than it was.

7: Night of the Comet (1984). High Def. Cute flick. Not sure why it took me so long to see it.

8: Planet of the Vampires (1965) High Def. Mark! Mark! Striking visuals and amazing looking in high def. Actually better than I remembered.

9: Private Parts. (1972). Quirky little flick. Not as violent as the trailer suggested. We guessed the twist pretty early. After the movie we watched the trailer and it gives it away!

10: Gremlins (1984). . Hadn't seen this since I saw it in the theater. Still holds up.

October 3:
11: The Passion of the Christ (2004) . Take away all the politics and religious rhetoric and this is a horror movie. We have Satan manipulating events and some of the most gutwrenching torture I've ever seen in a film. SAW has nothing on this. I love that there were actually people that took their children to see this 2 hour snuff flick.

12: Antichrist (2009). . Very bizarre flick. Not what I expected. More an emotional horror film than a traditional one. I've only seen a few of Lars von Trier's films but they are all very intense personal films and this is no exception.

13: Last Man on Earth (1964). High Def. Classic Vincent Price telling of I Am Legend.

14: Coraline (2009) . Watched the 2-D version. Good film but might be a tad long. I think I preferred it in 3-D, actually. It gave the otherworldly stuff more substance. Watching it in 2-D it had to rely entirely on story and it turns out the story is a bit weak. Love the scotties, though. Best dogs ever.

October 5:
15: Plan Nine From Outer Space. (1959) RiffTrax. My first RiffTrax movie. About as amusing as MST3K. That is to say I laughed a couple times. I've always had an affection for MST, but I have to admit that it might be an overrated concept. Mildly amusing but kind of annoying after a while.

16: From Within.(2009). Not bad little thriller about a series of suicides in a small religion obsessed town.

October 6:
17: Slaughter. (2009). Didn't strike me as very interesting.

18: Deranged. (1974) High Def. Great flick. Roberts Blossom is excellent as Ed Gein.

19: Horror of Dracula (1958). Still one of the greats.

20: Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966). Very ferocious Dracula in this one.

October 7:
21: Autopsy (2008). So far this is the best of the 8 Films to Die for I've seen. Nice gore, not bad tension. All around good horror film.

22: The Broken (2009). Blah, woman gets in an accident and then is haunted by something-er-other. Blah.

October 8:
23: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968). One of the better Chris Lee entries.

24: Taste The Blood of Dracula (1970) I used to not like this one as much, but I really enjoyed this one more this time.

25: Final Destination (2000). Not bad little thriller. The gimmick is too easily milked giving us too many sequels with no other purpose than to exploit the gimmick.

26: Scars Of Dracula (1970). Wow, Dracula actually gets to be charming again.

27: South Park: Dead Celebrities (wild card) Back to form in a great episode.

October 9:
28: The Gate (1987). Nice little horror flick from the 80s that I had never gotten around to seeing. Surprisingly entertaining.

29: The Sorcerers (1967). Boris Karloff still has it. Modern take on what could have easily been a Karloff/Lugosi effort years before.

October 10:
30: Vampire's Kiss (1989) High Def. Wow, what a stupid film.

31: John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) . Love this one. Looks great on Blu.

32: Paranormal Activity (2009 version) Theatrical. Effective little film.

33: Lemora: A Child's Tale of The Supernatural.(1975). Hauntingly beautiful supernatural fairytale. Reminds me of a Charles Addams or Edward Gorey drawing brought to life.

34: Grace. (2009) . Not bad. Not as great as I was led to believe, but effective.

October 12:
35: The Girl Next Door. (2007) . Gave me skeevies. An American Crime might be slightly better telling of the same story. The fact that it is based on a true story is the saddest thing of all.

36: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Fan since I was 15.

October 13:
37: The People Under The Stairs. (1991) Kind of a mess. Weak effort.

38: Shocker (1989) . Ok, this was the stupidest film I've seen yet for this challenge.

39: Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). Not nearly as bad as everyone says. Not that it is good, but it is on par with the rest of the series.

October 14:
40: The Cyclops (1957). Cheesy Bert Gordon giant man stuff.

41: Albert Fish:In Sin he Found Salvation. (2007). Cheesy doc on Fish. One guy is creepily giddy when he described how he got the original Grace Budd letter from the police dept.

42: Bloody Pit of Horror (1965). Visually interesting, but ultimately boring.

43: Black Sabbath (1963)High Def. American version. Not too bad. I have the Italian one, but I've never watched it.

44: Frankenstein:The True Story (1973) (Saw it as a kid over 30 years ago). Great epic, almost Hammer-esque telling of the Frankenstein story.

October 15:
45: Zombieland (2009). Great flick. Lotta fun.

October 16:
46: The Howling II. (1985). P.O.S.

October 17:
47: Poultrygeist. (2006) . I've seen this on a lot of lists so I thought I'd check it out. Christ, who the hell is the audience for this crap? I never thought Terror Firmer could be topped. Troma is entertaining in concept, but execution is sorely lacking.

48: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Classic.

49: I Am Legend. (2007) High Def Less than classic. Terrible third act, but the first two aren't bad.

October 18:
50: Halloween (1978) . Can't recommend the Blu-ray enough. You can even see the mask when he's drving around.

51: Halloween II (1981). Blah sequel that should have never been made.

52: Let The Right One In. (2008) . Masterpiece.

53: Halloween IV (1988). Michael Myers is the dullest villain ever.

October 19:
54: Halloween V (1989) Ditto.

55: Halloween 666 The Producers Cut (1995) Ditto ditto.

56: Halloween H20 (1998) . Wow, what a dull flick. Jamie cashing in on her last viable years as a lead.

October 20:
57: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). Always had an affection for the first one. It's the only one that gets the dream logic right.

58: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985). Sucked.

59: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). The beginning of the end. Surreal and jokey. Fun for the kids, I suppose.

October 21:
60: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) More of the same.

61: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) Make it stop.

62: The Tingler (1959) (in High Def, yay TCM-HD!). My first flick on the new Turner Classic Movies HD.

63: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991).I saw all the previous ones in the theater and never revisited them. I never got around to this one, though. As bad a franchise ever made, but they all had a certain tone. They moved to a surreal humor, more often lame than not. This one however sinks below all the others. Whoever made this one completely misunderstood the films and made a cartoon. Ugh.

64: 13 Ghosts (1960) High Def (TCM-HD). Leave it to Beaver...with ghosts.

65: Sleepy Hollow (1999). flawed, but still a great film.

October 22:
66: The Believers (1987) High Def. I saw Andrew Zimmern do this exact show on Bizarre World last week, but better.

October 24: Horror Marathon
67: American Werewolf in London.(1981) . Classic zooms by.

68: Baby Blues (2008). Wow, Biggest surprise of the challenge.

No number: Paranormal Activity (2007 version)

69-72: (Wild Cards 2-5) Various trailers, shorts, etc. compiled for Horrorthon.

October 25:
73: Black Devil Doll (2009). P.O.S., but nice to have seen it after two years of hype. If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the film.

74: Wes Craven's New Nightmare. (1994). Interesting but ultimately failing new take on Freddy. More to be admired than enjoyed.

October 26:
75: Audrey Rose (1977). Hadn't seen this since I was a kid, maybe 30+ years ago. Doesn't really hold up.

October 27:
76: Doctor X (1932). Two Color Process technicolor. Not very good, but I have a huge crush on Fay Wray, so she's worth watching.

October 28:
77: The Severed Arm (1973) . Cheap and tawdry but great premise. Joe Bob says check it out.

78: Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974). Uncut version. Wow. Great conclusion to the saga.

79: Poltergeist (1982) High Def. Over-the-top ghost story from Steven Speil...I mean Tobe Hooper.

80: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (wildcard 6)

October 30:
81: 2000 Maniacs (1964). HG's most watchable film. Watched it again with Commentary. HG Lewis, Dave Friedman (my hero), Mike Vraney. Greatest commentary ever.

82: Zombie 2(1979). Slow, moody zombie masterpiece.

83: Freddy vs Jason (2003). Two, two, two shitty franchises in one.

84: Trick 'r Treat (2009) . Nice flick. Kind of odd QT-esque timeline but still kind of neat.

85: It's Alive (2008) . Grace, but more stupid.

86: X The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963). Classic.

October 31:
87: The Devils (1971). Uncut. Devastating deconstruction of the inquisition and the Church. A Masterpiece.

88: Bad Biology (2008). I like this film and the actress. I think the third act is kind of a mess, but it's great to see Frank Henonlotter working again.

89: Phantom of the Opera (1925). Surprisingly watchable.

90: Rosemary's Baby (1967). One of my favorite films of all time. A masterpiece.

91: Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Devil's Wedding Night (1973) . Fun seeing an old Movie Macabre. Movie sucked, but Elvira reminded me why I liked her.

92: Suspiria (1977) . Ordered the Italian Blu-ray, ripped to the old hard drive, muxed it to the laserdisc audio PCM and enjoyed Suspiria cranked as loud as my ears could stand it in 1080p. Greatest Horror Movie Ever.

93: Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976). Retarded TV Sequel to a masterpiece. Why did they bother?

94: Near Dark (1987) High def. Great vampire flick with Jenny Wright.

95: Spider Baby (1968). Favorite film of all-time. 'Nuff said.

96: The Lost Boys (1987). Why are teen vampires always douchebags in these movies?

97: Bride of The Monster (1955). Ed Wood's best film. Bela is great.

First time viewing
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 - Phantom of the Opera
--- 1930 - Doctor X
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 - Horror of Dracula
--- 1960 - Last Man on Earth
--- 1970 - Private Parts
--- 1980 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
--- 1990 - Frankenhooker
--- 2000 - Paranormal Activity

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Doctor X
--- G -
--- PG - Coraline
--- PG-13 - The Gate
--- R - An American Werewolf in London
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Dawn of the Dead

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, Theatrical Paranormal Activity
--- Second format, DVD The Devils
--- Third format, Blu-Ray An American Werewolf in London
--- Fourth Format TV Audrey Rose
Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - Bride of the Monster
--- Lon Chaney Sr. - Phantom of the Opera
--- Boris Karloff - The Sorcerers
--- Lon Chaney Jr. - Spider Baby
--- Vincent Price - Last Man on Earth
--- Peter Cushing - Horror of Dracula
--- Christopher Lee - Howling II
--- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, Swedish Let the Right One In
--- Second language, Aramaic and Latin Passion of the Christ.

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - Taste the Blood of Dracula
--- Frankenstein - Frankenhooker
--- Werewolf - An American Werewolf in London
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
--- Ghost/haunting - Paranormal Activity
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Devils
--- Zombie - Zombie
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Deranged
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Cyclops
--- Documentary - Albert Fish
--- Musical - Rocky Horror Picture Show
--- Spoof/comedy - Frankenhooker
--- Revenge - 2000 Maniacs
--- Killer/evil doll - Black Devil Doll
--- Killer/evil animal - Poultrygeist
--- Killer/evil child - It's Alive remake
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Plan 9 from Outer Space
--- film and its remake - Last Man on Earth I am Legend
--- based on a video game -
--- based on a novel - Audrey Rose
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - 2000 Maniacs
--- won an Academy Award -- any category - An American Werewolf in London
--- silent film - Phantom of the Opera
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary - 2000 Maniacs
--- film and at least two of its sequels - A Nightmare on Elm Street series
--- anthology film - Trick r Treat
--- takes place on a holiday - Gremlins
--- takes place in space - Planet of the Vampires
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film - Coraline
--- called "Night of ..." - Night of The Comet
--- called "Return of ..." - Halloween 4 the Return of Michael Myers
--- called "Revenge of ..." - Halloween 5 The Revenge of Michael Myers
--- 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!*

001. City of the Living Dead (1980, Lucio Fulci)-DVD
002. Pieces (1982, Juan Piquer Simon)-DVD-with "The Vine Theater Experience" soundtrack
003. Masters of Horror: Incident on and off a Mountain Road (2005, Don Coscarelli)-DVD
004. Ils (Them) (2006, David Moreau, Xavier Palud)-DVD
005. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968, Jack Hill)-DVD
006. The Signal (2007, David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush)-Blu-ray
007. Dance of the Dead (2008, Gregg Bishop)-DVD
008. The Woods (2006, Lucky McKee)-DVD
009. She Beast (1966, Michael Reeves)-DVD
010. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005, John Landis)-DVD
011. Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General (1968, Michael Reeves)-DVD
012. Student Bodies (1981, Mickey Rose)-DVD
013. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)-Blu-ray
014. It's Alive (1974, Larry Cohen)-DVD
015. April Fool's Day (1986, Fred Walton)-DVD
016. The Skull (1965, Freddie Francis)-DVD
017. Masters of Horror: Sick Girl (2006, Lucky McKee)-DVD
018. Shock Waves (1977, Ken Wiederhorn)-DVD
019. The Lost Boys (1987, Joel Schumacher)-Blu-ray
020. Night of the Comet (1984, Thom Eberhardt)-DVD
021. Laid to Rest (2009, Robert Hall)-DVD
022. Automaton Transfusion (2006, Steven C. Miller)-DVD
023. Deranged (1974, Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby)-DVD
024. Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up (2006, Larry Cohen)-DVD
025. Zombie Honeymoon (2004, David Gebroe)-DVD
026. Final Exam (1981, Jimmy Huston)-DVD
027. Splatter University (1984, Richard W. Haines)-DVD
028. The House on Sorority Row (1983, Mark Rosman)-DVD
029. Dead Heat (1988, Mark Goldblatt)-DVD
030. Happy Birthday to Me (1981, J. Lee Thompson)-DVD
031. The Initiation (1984, Larry Stewart)-DVD
032. The Prowler (1981, Joseph Zito)-DVD

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2006: 31 watched
2007: 101 watched
2008: 131 watched


** = first time viewing
All watched on DVD, unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, October 1st:
1. Psycho (1960)
2. Psycho II (1983)
3. Psycho III (1986)
4. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
5. Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Friday, October 2nd:
6. The Birds (1963)
7. The 'Burbs (1989)
8. Man in the Attic (1953)
9. Mad Monster Party (1967)

Saturday & Sunday, October 3rd & 4th:
Nothing (off to Disneyland for Gay Days!)

Monday, October 5th:
10. Tower of Terror (1997)
11. Tower of London (1962)
12. The Haunted Palace (1963)
13. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
14. An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1972)

Tuesday, October 6th:
15. Calling Dr. Death** (1943)
16. Weird Woman** (1944)
17. Dead Man's Eyes** (1944)
18. The Frozen Ghost** (1945)
19. Strange Confession** (1945)
20. Pillow of Death** (1945)

Wednesday, October 7th:
21. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
22. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
23. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
24. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
25. Carnival of Souls (1962)

Thursday, October 8th:
26. Mark of the Vampire** (1935)
27. The Mask of Fu Manchu** (1932)
28. Doctor X** (1932)
29. The Return of Doctor X** (1939)
30. Mad Love** (1935)
31. The Devil-Doll** (1936)
32. Freaks (1932)

Friday, October 9th:
33. Donovan's Brain (1953)
34. I Bury the Living (1958)
35. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
36. The Undying Monster** (1942)
37. The Lodger** (1944)
38. Hangover Square** (1945)

Saturday, October 10th:
39. Vincent (1982) (WILD CARD #1)
40. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) (WILD CARD #2)
41. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Sunday, October 11th:
42. The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow** (1959)
43. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini** (1966)
44. The Premature Burial (1962)

Monday, October 12th:
45. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
46. The Vampire Lovers (1970)
47. Countess Dracula (1971)
48. Panic in Year Zero!** (1962)
49. The Last Man on Earth** (1964)

Tuesday, October 13th:
50. The Walking Dead** (1936)
51. Frankenstein 1970** (1958)
52. You'll Find Out** (1940)
53. Zombies on Broadway** (1945)

Wednesday, October 14th:
54. Witchcraft** (1964)
55. Devils of Darkness** (1965)

Thursday, October 15th:
56. Gorilla at Large** (1954)
57. Mystery on Monster Island** (1981)
58. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues** (1955)
59. The Beast With a Million Eyes** (1955)

Friday, October 16th:
60. The Attic (1980)
61. Crawlspace (1986)
62. The Alligator People** (1959)
63. Corpse Bride (2005) (Blu-ray)
64. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) (Blu-ray)

Saturday, October 17th:
65. The Food of the Gods** (1976)
66. Tentacles** (1977)
67. Empire of the Ants (1977)

Sunday, October 18th:
68. The Earth Dies Screaming** (1964)
69. Chosen Survivors** (1974)
70. Beetlejuice (1988) (Blu-ray)
71. Strange Invaders (1983)
72. Invaders from Mars (1986)

Monday, October 19th:
73. The Oblong Box (1969)
74. Scream and Scream Again (1970)
75. Cry of the Banshee (1970)
76. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
77. Reptilicus (1961)
78. The Stepfather (1987)
79. The Stepfather II (1989)

Tuesday, October 20th:
80. Invisible Invaders (1959)
81. Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
82. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
83. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Wednesday, October 21st:
84. The Village (2004)
85. Village of the Damned (1960)

Thursday, October 22nd:
86. She-Wolf of London (1946)
87. Hyde and Hare (1955) (WILD CARD #3)
88. The Gorilla (1939)
89. Bride of the Gorilla (1951)
90. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

Friday, October 23rd:
91. Trilogy of Terror (1975)
92. Burnt Offerings (1976)
93. Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon** (1969) (WILD CARD #4)
94. Dead of Night (1977)
95. Trilogy of Terror II** (1996)

Saturday, October 24th:
96. The Black Room (1935)
97. The Black Cat (1941)
98. Final Destination (2000) (Blu-ray)
99. Donnie Darko (2001) (Blu-ray)

Sunday, October 25th:
100. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
101. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
102. Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)
103. The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
104. The House of Usher (2006)
105. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Monday, October 26th:
106. Deranged (1974)
107. Motel Hell (1980)
108. House of Wax (1953)

Tuesday, October 27th:
109. The Omen (1976) (Blu-ray)
110. Dark City (1998) (Blu-ray)
111. The Beast Within (1982)

Wednesday, October 28th:
112. Child's Play (1988)
113. Child's Play 2 (1990)
114. Dolls (1987)

Thursday, October 29th:
115. Beetlejuice (Animated Series) (3 eps)** (Blu-ray) (WILD CARD #5)
116. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
117. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Friday, October 30th:
118. The Return of Dracula (1958)
119. Tales from the Crypt (1972)
120. The Vault of Horror (1973)

Saturday, October 31st:
121. Young Frankenstein (1974)
122. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror I-VII (WILD CARD #6)

Total first time viewings = 37

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2008 Total: 36
2009 Goal: 60

* First Time Viewing

October 1
01. Dracula (1931)* Truly a classic. 8/10
02. The Evil Dead (1981)* I can't believe I waited this long to see this. Loved it!!! 8/10
03. Evil Dead II (1987)* Not as good as the original, but pretty close. 7/10
04. Army of Darkness (1992)* I didn't care for this one as much. Weakest of the trilogy. 5/10
05. Children of the Corn (1984)* Nothing special, not very creepy or scary. 5/10
06. Dracula's Daughter (1936)* Good, but not in the same ballpark as the original. 5/10

October 2
07. Interview with the Vampire (1994)* Absolutely loved this one. 9/10
08. Lost Souls (2000)* Better than I expected. I think it's much better than the reviews. 6/10
09. Son of Dracula (1943)* 6/10

October 3
10. Poltergeist (1982) One of the best. 8/10

October 4
11. House of Dracula (1945)* This one has it all: Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolf, a hunchback and a mad scientist. 6/10

October 5
12. April Fool's Day (2008)* Mediocre 4/10
13. The Hitcher (1986)* Pretty good. Rutger Hauer is just plain creepy. 7/10
14. Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns (2005)* I liked this one a lot, but I like just about anything John Carpenter does. 8/10
15. Zombieland (2009)* Loved this one. Do yourself a favor and see it!!! 9/10

October 6
16. 28 Days Later (2002)* WOW!!! A serious, smart zombie movie. Not at all what I expected, but I loved it. 9/10
17. The Howling (1981)* First hour was a slow, cheesy 80's horror movie. Redeemed somewhat in the last 30 minutes. 6/10

October 7
18. The Descent (2005)* Great atmosphere, good story, creepy. One the the best horror films of the last 10 years. 9/10
19. Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch-House (2005)* 5/10

October 8
20. Friday the 13th (1980) 7/10
21. Masters of Horror: The Fair-Haired Child (2006)* 6/10

October 9
22. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) WC #1*
23. Le Chaudron Infernal (1903) WC #2*
24. Frankenstein (1910) WC #3*
25. Dead Silence (2007)* This was actually pretty good. Much better than I expected. 7/10
26. Masters of Horror: Jenifer (2005)* 7/10

October 10
27. Needful Things (1993)* Not sure I'd call this horror, but IMDB does, so I'll count it. 5/10

October 12
28. The Devil's Backbone (2001)* Pretty good ghost/revenge movie. I liked it. 7/10
29. The Hitcher (2007)* Not a horrible remake, but still no where near the original. 5/10
30. Believers (2007)* Had potential, but just never really developed. 4/10

October 13
31. 30 Days of Night (2007)* Really liked this one. Great atmosphere. One WTF moment near the end, but still pretty good. 8/10
32. Sleepwalkers (1992)* This was a surprise. It's highly underrated. Some great lines. 7/10

October 14
33. 28 Weeks Later (2007)* Pretty good, not as good as 28 Days Later, but still enjoyable. 7/10
34. Masters of Horror: Sick Girl (2006)* Weak episode. 3/10

October 15
35. Demon Seed (1977)* Decent for its time, but not my cup of tea. 4/10
36. Midnight Movie (2008)* Pretty good modern slasher. Some good kills. 6/10

October 16
37. Joy Ride (2001)* I liked this one much better than I expected. 7/10
38. Hatchet (2006)* Good gore and pretty good comedy. Not bad at all. 7/10
39. Dracula - Spanish Version (1931)* I think I may prefer this version to the English speaking version. 8/10

October 17
40. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005)* This was not a very good episode. 4/10

October 18
41. Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood (1996)* O.K., but felt like it should have been better. 5/10

October 19
42. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)* I liked this one a lot; can't believe I waited so long to see it! 7/10
43. The Grudge (2004)* I liked this one as well. Good atmosphere and several good jump scares. 7/10
44. The Grudge 2 (2006)* Doesn't measure up to the first one, but I did like the ending. 5/10
45. Masters of Horror: Incident on and Off a Mountain Road (2005)* One of the better episodes, maybe the best. 8/10

October 20
46. Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead (2005)* Bizarre, maybe a little too bizarre for me. 4/10
47. Dawn of the Dead (1978) A classic, one of my all-time favorites. 9/10
48. Horror of Dracula (1958)* Good, but I think I've watched too many Dracula movies this time, story was repetitive for me. 6/10

October 21
49. Dawn of the Dead (2004)* Very good remake, pays tribute to the original. 8/10

October 22
50. Vacancy (2007)* Good creepy atmosphere, but loses a point because of the ending. 6/10
51. Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up (2006)* Decent episode, but nothing outstanding. 5/10

October 23
52. Masters of Horror: Homecoming (2005)* Average episode, nothing special. 4/10

October 24
53. Paranormal Activity (2007)* Good, but overhyped. 7/10

October 25
54. Masters of Horror: Chocolate (2005)* Another meh episode. 5/10

October 26
55. An American Werewolf in London (1981)* First time viewing and I loved it. An old new favorite. 8/10
56. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)* I thought I had seen this, but nothing seemed familiar, so I listed it as a first time viewing. I liked it. 7/10
57. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)* Weak sequel. 3/10
58. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)* Another weak sequel. 3/10

October 27
59. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)* Good soundtrack, but meh movie. 4/10
60. A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)* Freddy becomes a comedian, but it doesn't save the movie. 4/10
61. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)* A little better, but still nothing to write home about. 5/10
62. New Nightmare (1994)* Much, much better. I actually really liked this one. 7/10
63. The Orphanage (2007)* Absolutely loved this one. A new favorite that I couldn't stop thinking about for days. 10/10
64. The Wolf Man (1941)* Another classic. 6/10

October 28
65. Cat People (1982) Better than I remembered, but it had been many years since I'd seen it. 6/10
66. The Breed (2006)* Not bad, better than I expected. 5/10
67. Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale (2006)* One of the better episodes. 6/10
68. The Ring (2002)* I liked this a lot. I will make a point to see Ringu in the near future. 7/10
69. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)* Not bad, but nothing special. 5/10

October 29
70. The Ring Two (2005)* Not as good the the first one, but still decent. There are much worse films out there. 6/10
71. Masters of Horror: Imprint (2006)* My first exposure to Miike and it won't be my last. 8/10
72. Shaun of the Dead (2004)* Somewhat disappointed by the hype. Had it's moments, but took a little too long to get started. I'll revisit it some day. 5/10
73. She-Wolf of London (1946)* Fair. 5/10

October 30
74. House on Haunted Hill (1959)* Creepy atmosphere especially for its age. I imagine it was extremely scary in 1959. 6/10
75. 1408 (2007)* Good premise, but went a little overboard. 5/10
76. Die, Monster, Die! (1965)* Not bad, but not real good either. 4/10
77. Child's Play (1988)* Chucky always delivers. 6/10

October 31
78. Halloween (2007)* I actually liked this a lot. I don't understand all the hate for it. 7/10
79. Werewolf of London (1935)* I liked this one. Good comedy. 6/10
80. Halloween (1978) A classic. One of my top five movies of all time. The last twenty minutes are some of the most tension filled minutes ever. 10/10


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)
-X- 1900 - Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Dracula (1931)
-X- 1940 - Son of Dracula (1943)
-X- 1950 - Horror of Dracula (1958)
-X- 1960 - Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
-X- 1970 - Demon Seed (1977)
-X- 1980 - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- 1990 - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- 2000 - Zombieland (2009)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Die, Monser, Die! (1965)
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - The Grudge (2004)
-X- R - Army of Darkness (1992)
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - The Evil Dead (1981)

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, Blu-ray, Poltergeist
-X- Third format, HD DVD, The Hitcher

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Son of Dracula (1943)
-X- Vincent Price - House on Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- Peter Cushing - Horror of Dracula (1958)
-X- Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula (1958)
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-X- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween (1978)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Spanish, The Devil's Backbone (2001)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula (1931)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
-X- Werewolf - The Howling (1981)
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Poltergeist (1982)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Lost Souls (2000)
-X- Zombie - Zombieland (2009)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Descent (2005)
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - Evil Dead II (1987)
-X- Revenge - The Devil's Backbone (2001)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play (1988)
-X- Killer/evil animal - Cat People (1982)
-X- Killer/evil child - Children of the Corn (1984)
--- Giallo -
-X- J horror - Masters of Horror: Imprint (2006)
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - The Hitcher (1986) & (2007)
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - 30 Days of Night (2007)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award - Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
-X- silent film - Frankenstein (1910)
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness
--- 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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Oct. 1st

1. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) (DVD) 3.5/5 - One of my traditional films. I've been watching this just about every year since it came out on home video. I'm sure if I hadn't first seen it as a child it might be unbearable, but it's a fun film with some surprisingly decent FX work and a great Halloween theme.
Fun fact: The Chiodo Bros. (of Killer Klowns fame) did the make-up effects.

Oct. 2nd

2. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man* (1943) (DVD/YouTube) 3/5 - I started this one late last night, passed out but luckily found someone had uploaded the whole thing to YouTube, so I finished it off this morning at work. Aside from a couple wolfed-out moments by Chaney, the film sort of drags. Good thing I love the atmosphere of these old classics or I would've been bored. The final fight between Frankenstein's monster and the Wolf Man left much to be desired but, hey, this was 1943 after all.
Fun fact: Bela Lugosi, who plays the monster, turned down the role in the original 1931 film because it contained no dialogue. He was supposed to have dialogue in this film, and some scenes were shot as such, but they were later cut. The monster is a blind-mute, a fact never revealed to audiences.

Oct. 4th

3. Van Helsing* (2004) (Blu-ray) 2/5 - I had heard how bad this film was, and I had seen some of cable before so I kind of knew, but talk about your wasted potential. Only a jackass like Sommers could have the key's to Universal's monster castle and manage to completely fail in every way. I only give the film credit because it features so many of my favorite monsters, even if they are mostly hideous CGI abominations. Richard Roxburgh is easily the worst vampire ever on film, and that says a lot.
Fun fact: The film was originally going to be spun-off into a television series called "Transylvania", where a Texas sheriff would come to Europe to battle monsters. Yikes...

Oct. 5th

4. Zombieland* (2009) (Theatrical) 3.5/5 - I don't think this one lived up to all the hype, but it was damn fun. I loved Woody Harrelson, the zombie kills, and possibly the best cameo ever in a film. But the lead kid was like a Michael Cera clone, and I can't fucking stand Cera and his overdone shtick. Even at a tight 82 minutes the film felt like it dragged in some spots. But I still had a lot of fun with it.
Fun fact: Fans of a certain 80's sports comedy would be well-advised to stay through the end credits.

Oct. 6th

5. Trick 'r Treat (2007) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 - I love this movie. I've loved it since I saw it at Screamfest in L.A. last Oct. and have been waiting impatiently for it to be released ever since. It's a shame that it didn't get the theatrical release it deserves, but I'm happy to be able to own it on Blu-ray. Easily the best film about Halloween in 30 years, and certainly one of the best anthology horror films of all-time.
Fun fact: Actor Brian Cox based his character's look in the film on director John Carpenter.

Oct. 7th

6. Don't Look Now* (1973) (DVD) 3/5 - I'm all for slow-building, eventually rewarding, horror films, but this one felt like it didn't do much to keep me as a viewer engaged for the nearly-2 hour running time. I think the film's only remembered now for its notorious sex scene. And the ending was not what I was expecting. Still, I'm a sucker for films of the 70's, and I did enjoy the cinematography.
Fun fact: The infamous sex scene was a last-minute, on-set idea from director Roeg. Sutherland and Christie had just met for the first time and that was the first scene they had to shoot.

Oct. 8th

7. Treevenge* (2008) (YouTube) (Wildcard #1) 4/5 - For a short film, this one had it all: gore, humor, wit, tastelessness, great score clips... Fantastic effort and a lot of fun to watch.
Fun fact: This was done by the same guy who directed "Hobo with a Shotgun", the faux-grindhouse trailer that won a contest to be presented in front of Tarantino/Rodriguez's Grindhouse

Oct. 9th

8. Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) (DVD) 4/5 - I used to watch this on an endless loop as a kid; I practically wore my VHS copy out. But it had been years since I last saw it. Thankfully, the film was just as fun as I remembered, even if it has a more dated feel than some of the other Universal classic monster movies. I still love that creature design.
Fun fact: The first draft of this script, historically, was commisioned by Adolf Hitler (!) in Germany and was to depict a Golem coming out from a swamp to kill 'good' Germans. The final U.S. film retained 60% of what was originally written.

Oct. 10th

9. My Best Friend is a Vampire (1987) (DVD) 3.5/5 - I've loved this movie for a long time. I used to watch it every chance I could when it came on cable as a kid. The new DVD from Lionsgate is, unfortunately, full-screen but the film was shot opem-matte, so you can zoom in without sacrificing picture. The movie is totally goofy, but I still had just as much fun watching it.
Fun fact: Keen-eyed viewers will spot Kathy Bates in a small role as Darla's mother.

Oct. 11th

10. Mad Monster Party* (1967) (DVD) 3/5 - I loved the Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated Christmas features as a child, so I picked this one up figuring it would be just as enjoyable. The film isn't quite as good as I had hoped, though I'm sure had I seen it at a young age the nostalgia-factor would have madeit much more fun. Still, I love seeing all the classic monsters together in any film, so this one gets applauded on that alone. Phllis Diller is annoying as hell, though.
Fun fact: The werewolf's clothes were inspired by the outfit Bela Lugolsi wears in the original Wolfman film.

11. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural* (1973) (DVD) 3.5/5 - Definitely a film that kids would eat up, there isn't a whoole lot going on here in terms of plot or acting. But I LOVE the blue hues on display, and the atmosphere is undeniably palpable. This is something that, if you never saw as a child, will be great to watch vicariously through your own children. At least, I think it would.
Fun fact: The uncut version of the film runs 113 minutes, while the only available release from Synapse runs 85 minutes. Where's that longer cut at???

12. Night of the Comet (1984) (DVD) 5/5 - One of my childhood nostaglia favorites, this is the perfect blend of sci-fi, horror, comedy and has an all-around 80's vibe. A few notable genre vets are among the cast, including Mary Woronov, Geoffrey Lewis and Michael Bowen. Easily one of my favorites from that era.
Fun fact: The copy I watched was an old widescreen bootleg I got a few years ago and gave to my gf. We let the movie run after the credits and once it ends a 2 1/2 min. video of Kelli Maroney working out topless comes on. Needles to say, it was a shock. Apparently, that was one of the only nude scenes she has ever done. I expect a plethora of pm's requesting a copy from anyone who read this.

Oct. 14th

13. Mutant Chronicles* (2008) (DVD) 1.5/5 - Talked about your all-time failed projects... I suppose there was potential here for something decent to be made; instead what we get is an abominable film with some of the worst FX work I've seen outside of a Sci-Fi original picture and piss-poor acting. John Malkovich seems really high/drunk and is obviously reading off of cue cards. At least he seems to know something we do: this movie sucks.
Fun fact: Malkovich shot his scenes in 2 days. Really? It took 2 days to do work that shitty?

Oct. 15th

14. Drag Me To Hell (2009) (Blu-ray) 4/5 - It's great to have Raimi back in the horror game. I've seen this movie 3 times thus far and I still enjoy it just as much as I did the first. I wish he hadn't used to much shoddy CGI, as practical FX were a staple of his, but the film is fun enough that I can somewhat overlook that.
Fun fact: Raimi fans should check out Mrs. Ganush's car; it's The Classic we've seen in all of his previous films.

Oct. 18th

15. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987) (Blu-ray) 5/5 - What more could I possibly say about this film? It is, quite simply, one of the best horror films ever made. And one of the few sequels that, in my opinion, is superior to the original. The BD isn't the best, but if you're a fan of the film you gotta own the best possible presentation of it. I could watch this one all day long.
Fun fact: Most of the film was shot on a set built inside the gymnasium of the JR Faison Junior High School in Wadesboro, North Carolina.

Oct. 19th

16. Scream And Scream Again* (1970) (DVD) 2/5 - This film touts itself as a thriller featuring the talents of Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Ostensibly that is true, but it's more a story of a killer-on-the-loose than anything. Cushing appears in one brief scene, while Lee is given hardly much more time than that. The plot is muddled, the story weak and the ending anti-climactic. But I love horror films of the 60's, so that charm does go a ways in making it at least somewhat fun.
Fun fact: Even Vincent Price said in interviews after the film was made that he had so idea what the script was even about.

17. The Simpsons: Treehouse Of Horror XX (2009) (TV) (Wildcard #2) 3.5/5 - Say what you will about the quality of the series itself, but they keep pumping out classic Halloween episodes. The Hitchcock-inspired opener was good, but I really enjoyed the zombie outbreak segment. Unfortunately, the Broadway-esque closer was a snoozer.
Fun fact: None, really. But, c'mon... 20 seasons of these classic episodes!

18. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein* (1948) (DVD) 4/5 - Though the title is a misnomer, since no one actually meets a member of the Frankenstein family, this was a highly enjoyable comedy. I love the simple, clean, quick-witted comedy of the duo, and having all 3 of Universal's major monsters in the cast was icing on the cake. It's also easy to see how this film influenced Fred Dekker's "The Monster Squad". Lots of fun.
Fun fact: Glenn Strange, who plays the monster, broke his ankle on set one day, so Chaney stepped in and played the part for one scene. Thus, he plays 2 of the film's 3 monsters.

19. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) (DVD) 5/5 - One of the best zombie films ever. Long before it was the "cool thing" to do, this film was combining humor with zombie horror. Great soundtrack, perfect casting and the Tarman, one of the best, most memorable zombies from any film.
Fun fact: The film's German title is "Verdammt, die Zombies kommen", which is roughly "Oh Crap, the Zombies Are Coming".

Oct. 21st

20. Mr. Boogedy (1986) (Bootleg DVD) 3.5/5 - I'm sure if it weren't for a healthy dosing of nostalgia the score for this 45 min. made-for-TV Disney feature would be much lower. But I love it. I remember watching this as a child and I was upset to find that neither it, nor the sequel, "Bride of Boogedy", are available on home video. Luckily, a friend who bootlegs had a copy and I was returned back to my youth in one fell swoop. I love Disney's Halloween-centric output from the 80's, and this is one of my childhood favorites.
Fun fact: The cast includes a young David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married... with Children), Kristy Swanson (from the Buffy movie), screen legend John Astin and one of my favorite character actors, Richard Masur.

Oct. 22nd

21. Paranormal Activity (2009) (Theatrical) 3.5/5 - I saw this for a second time because a friend wanted to see it and his wife "can't handle scary movies". I enjoyed it just as much the second time around, but I wasn't nearly as creeped out as the first time. I applaud what Oren Pelli did with $11,000 and some loud noises & moving doors. The audience I saw it with, mostly teens, yelled out that it was "the most retarded fucking movie they'd ever seen" and an angry mob straight outta Frankenstein marched toward the box office for a refund.
Fun fact: There were at least 2 more endings filmed for the movie, and a couple more that haven't been seen by anyone yet, which would all surface on the DVD. Steven Spielberg is partially responsible for the current one.

Oct. 23rd

22. Saw VI* (2009) (Theatrical) 3.5/5 - I'll score this one a tad higher because it's being judged against all other Saw films, not just all other horror films. They finally provide some answers that fans have been patiently waiting for, plus the main storyline is surprisingly relevant to our current eco-climate. I still think they made a huge mistake killing off Jigsaw in III, though. I like seeing him in the film, but the endless flashbacks are getting ridiculous. There's just no way the guy could have planned all of this ahead of time. He's need a goddamn office staffed with engineers to pull it all off. Still, it was fun for what it was. And the ending should make VII interesting indeed.
Fun fact: Fans who have been getting increasingly annoyed with the last couple installments will feel some satisfaction from the answers we are finally given.

Oct. 24th

23. Dawn of the Dead (2004) (HD DVD) 4.5/5 - I was really looking forward to watching this film again. Zack Snyder blew horror fans everywhere away when he did the impossible and remade 1978's classic zombie film of the same name. He managed to make a smart, clever film that respected the original, yet added enough different elements to the story to stand on its own. The HD DVD was one of the first I bought, and it looks fantastic.
Fun fact: Original DotD '78 cast members Scott Reiniger and Ken Foree have cameos appearances, as does FX artist Tom Savini.

24. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon* (2006) (DVD) 2/5 - I had tried to watch this during the last challenge and didn't make it through the film. My gf and I thought we'd give it a shot this year, and now I now why I gave up. I like the concept they had here, but the end result is far too tongue-in-cheek for the most part. It just never worked for me. There were some amusing aspects to the story, but I just don't feel like this was a film that needed to be made. It tries way too hard to be clever.
Fun fact: Robert Englund's character looks almost identical to Dr. Loomis from the Halloween series, and he is also playing a similar role.

Oct. 25th

25. The Return of Godzilla (1984) (Bootleg DVD) 4.5/5 - Even though I tend to prefer the U.S. cut of the film, Godzilla 1985, for nostalgic reasons, this is easily one of my top 3 Godzilla films. Relevant nuclear storyline, great suit design and one of my favorite film scores of all-time. This film so badly needs a release in R1. It's also funny to note how the Japanese edit tends to paint the Russians in a more positive light, while the U.S. cut makes them seem like nefarious criminals.
Fun fact: This was the first Godzilla film since the original in 1954 where he doesn't do battle with another monster.

Oct. 28th

26. Night of the Creeps (1986) (Blu-ray) 4.5/5 - I just watched Night of the Creeps. On Blu-ray. Never did I think I'd be typing those joyous words, yet here I am. Fred Dekker's fantastic 80's gem looks stunning in hi-def, and the audio is equally impressive. I'll go over the extras next month, but it was such a joy to finally have an official copy of the film, complete with his originally intended ending. Tom Atkins is the fucking man.
Fun fact: All of the main characters' last names are based on famous horror directors, and renowned FX artists Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger appear in the film as zombies.

27. Hardware* (1990) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 - I had heard a great deal about this film, and I've always been curious to see some of Stanley's work. I admit that I was really into this film for the first half; I loved the post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk setting. I think the second half suffers a bit from being fully contained within the apartment, but that fact is mostly made up for by the trippy, acid-like visuals and some impressive gore effects. Stanley has a great eye for composition and the film looks far better than I had expected.
Fun fact: Stanley wrote a sequel to this film but was never able to get it off the ground due to rights issues, a problem which held up this home video release for a number of years.

Oct. 30th

28. The Craft (1996) (Blu-ray) 3.5/5 - I had to review this for the site I write for at some point, so I figured might as well knock it out for the challenge. I saw this in theaters way back when, and I still enjoy it now. Witchcraft films are so largely ignored that this was a breath of fresh air for the genre. Balk gives a stark-raving mad performance, there are some cool effects, and the film has a decidedly 90's soundtrack that works fairly well. The Blu-ray isn't a great upgrade over the previous DVD, but the PQ is obviously much sharper. No new extras, though.
Fun fact: Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich both star in this film. The two would later go on to play boyfriend and girlfriend in Wes Craven's "Scream" later that year.

Oct. 31st

29. Halloween (1978) (Blu-ray) 5/5 - The holiday classic. A yearly tradition, I love this film tremendously. It looks stellar on Blu-ray and I always look forward to watching it again every year. Amazing how well it holds up over 30 years later. Simply the best slasher film of all-time.
Fun fact: The kids watch "The Thing From Another World" at home, a film that Carpenter would later remake in a vastly superior version four years later. It's my favorite film.

30. The Exorcist (Theatrical cut) (1973) (DVD) 5/5 - Another one of my top ten films of all-time, this is still what I consider to be the most unsettling and frightening movie ever. Phenomenal performances, chilling music and possibly the best ever role that I've seen a child portray. I can't wait for this to finally hit Blu-ray in time for next year's challenge!
Fun fact: Well-known Christian evangelist Billy Graham claimed there was a demon living in the celluloid reels of the film!

31. Scream (1996) (DVD) 3.5/5 - I hadn't watched this in years, but seeing The Craft the other night made me want to revisit it and see if it held up. It does, but man does this DVD need an upgrade. Cut footage and non-anamorphic made this look like shit, but the film was as much fun as I remember it being when I saw it in theaters 13 years ago.
Fun fact: The film was originally called "Scary Movie", a title that the spoof series inspired by this film eventually took on.


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
-X- 1950 - Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- 1960 - Mad Monster Party (1967)
-X- 1970 - Don't Look Now (1973)
-X- 1980 - My Best Friend is a Vampire (1987)
-X- 1990 - Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
-X- 2000 - Van Helsing (2004)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- G - Creature From the Black Lagoon
-X- PG - Ernest Scared Stupid
-X- PG-13 - Van Helsing
-X- R - Zombieland
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Drag Me To Hell

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format: DVD - Ernest Scared Stupid
-X- Second format: YouTube - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- Third format: Theatrical - Zombieland

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - Mad Monster Party (voice)
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- Vincent Price - Scream And Scream Again
-X- Peter Cushing - Scream And Scream Again
-X- Christopher Lee - Scream And Scream Again
-X- Robert Englund - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
-X- Bruce Campbell - Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language: The Return of Godzilla (Japanese)
--- Second language:

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Van Helsing
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- Werewolf - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Mr. Boogedy
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Drag Me To Hell
-X- Zombie - Zombieland
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Creature From the Black Lagoon
--- Documentary -
-X- Musical - Mad Monster Party
-X- Spoof/comedy - Ernest Scared Stupid
-X- Revenge - Treevenge
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
-X- Killer/evil child - The Exorcist
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - The Exorcist
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
--- won an Academy Award - The Exorcist (Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound)
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
-X- anthology film - Trick 'r Treat
-X- takes place on a holiday - Trick 'r Treat (Halloween)
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
-X- animated film - Mad Monster Party (stop-motion)
-X- called "Night of the ..." - Night of the Comet
-X- called "Return of the ..." - The Return of the Living Dead
--- called "Revenge of the ..." -
--- called "Attack of the ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - The Return of the Living Dead

(I never seem to have much free time these days, so I'm setting a tentative goal of 20. Here's to hoping I surpass that amount!)

2007 Challenge: 25
2008 Challenge:13 (ouch!)
2009 Challenge: 31

* - denotes first-time viewing

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2007 total: 65
2008 total: 103
2009 goal: 70

october 1
1. THE THING (1982) - 5/5

october 2
2. BLACK CHRISTMAS (1978) - 3.5/5
3. DEATHDREAM (1974) - 3/5

october 3
4. PROM NIGHT (1980) - 3/5
6. PROM NIGHT III: THE LAST KISS (1990)* - 2/5

october 4
8. DEADGIRL (2008)* - 3/5
9. AFTER MIDNIGHT (1989)* - 2.5/5
10. THE MANITOU (1978) - 3/5
11. GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) - 5/5

october 5
12. DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) - 3.5/5

october 6
13. TRICK 'R TREAT (2008)* - 4/5

october 7
15. LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1974)* - 3/5
16. THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985) - 3.5/5
17. ZOMBIELAND (2009)* - 3.5/5
18. DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) - 4/5

october 8
19. TREEVENGE (2008) - 3.5/5

october 9
21. PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)* - 3.5/5
22. IT'S ALIVE (2008)* - 2/5

october 10
23. ORPHAN (2009)* - 3/5
24. 2001 MANIACS (2005)* - 2.5/5

october 11
25. LIFEFORCE (1985) - 3.5/5
26. CARRIE (1976) - 4.5/5
27. MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986) - 3/5

october 12
29. CHEERLEADER CAMP (1988) - 3/5

october 13
30. NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (1988) - 3.5/5
31. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990) - 3.5/5

october 14
32. I SELL THE DEAD (2008)* - 2.5/5
33. AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) - 4/5
34. FINAL DESTINATION (2000) - 3.5/5
35. FINAL DESTINATION 2 (2003) - 3/5
36. FINAL DESTINATION 3 (2006) - 3/5
37. HATCHET (2006) - 3/5

october 15
38. THE ORPHANAGE (2007) - 3.5/5

october 16
40. THE DESCENT (2005) - 4.5/5
41. THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987) - 4/5

october 17
42. THE MUMMY (1959)* - 3.5/5
43. NEAR DARK (1987) - 4/5
44. BABY BLUES (2008)* - 3/5
45. BUG (1975)* - 2.5/5
46. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (1981) - 3.5/5
47. THE WORST WITCH (1986) - 3/5

october 18
48. ALONE IN THE DARK (1982)* - 3/5
49. MOTEL HELL (1980) - 3.5/5
50. ANTICHRIST (2009)* - 3/5

october 19
52. FRANKENWEENIE (1984) - 4/5
53. THE LOST BOYS (1987) - 4/5
54. THE FOG (1980) - 4/5

october 20

october 21
56. THE TINGLER (1959)* - 3.5/5
57. THE STEPFATHER (1987)* - 3.5/5
58. THE STEPFATHER 2 (1989)* - 3/5
60. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986) - 3.5/5

october 22
61. SCREAM (1996) - 4.5/5
62. PLANET TERROR (2007) - 4/5

october 23

october 24
64. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) - 4.5/5
65. DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) - 5/5
66. DAY OF THE DEAD (1985) - 4/5
67. SLAUGHTER HIGH (1986)* - 3/5

october 25
68. LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1971)* - 3.5/5
69. FEAST (2005) - 3/5
70. FEAST II: SLOPPY SECONDS (2008) - 1.5/5
71. FEAST III: THE HAPPY FINISH (2009)* - 1/5

october 26
72. THE SHINING (1980) - 5/5

october 27
73. JASON GOES TO HELL (1993) - 2.5/5
74. SLITHER (2006) - 3.5/5

october 28
75. THE OTHERS (2001) - 3.5/5
76. WRONG TURN 3 (2009)* - 2/5
77. THE DEVIL IN A CONVENT (1899)* - 3.5/5
78. SOLE SURVIVOR (1983)* - 3/5
79. DANCE OF THE DEAD (2008) - 3.5/5
80. VOODOO (1999)* - 3.5/5

october 29
81. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) - 4/5
82. THE WOLF MAN (1941)* - 4.5/5

october 30
83. PONTYPOOL (2008)* - 3/5

october 31
84. PSYCHO (1960) - 5/5
86. HALLOWEEN (1978) - 5/5
87. HALLOWEEN II (1981) - 3.5/5
88. HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER (1998)* - 3/5

* = first time viewing
blue = blu-ray
orange = theatrical
purple = with commentary
red = wildcard

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - THE WOLF MAN
-X- 1950 - THE MUMMY
-X- 1980 - THE THING
-X- 2000 - DEADGIRL

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - THE WOLF MAN
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - DRAG ME TO HELL

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, BD, THE THING
-X- Second format, DVD, DEATHDREAM
-X- Third format, Theater, ZOMBIELAND

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - THE WOLF MAN
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Boris Karloff -
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - THE WOLF MAN
-X- Vincent Price - THE TINGLER
-X- Peter Cushing - THE MUMMY
-X- Christopher Lee - THE MUMMY
-X- Robert Englund - 2001 MANIACS
-X- Bruce Campbell - DRAG ME TO HELL (unlisted cameo)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - PROM NIGHT

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, swedish, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
-X- Second language, spanish, THE ORPHANAGE

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Frankenstein - THE MONSTER SQUAD
-X- Mummy - THE MUMMY
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - GHOSTBUSTERS
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - THE MANITOU
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - PROM NIGHT
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - FEAST
-X- Spoof/comedy - ZOMBIELAND
-X- Revenge - TREEVENGE
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
-X- Killer/evil child - ORPHAN
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - THE MANITOU
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
-X- silent film - THE DEVIL IN A CONVENT
--- Criterion version film -
-X- with commentary - HATCHET
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - PROM NIGHT
-X- anthology film - AFTER MIDNIGHT
-X- takes place on a holiday - TRICK 'R TREAT
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
-X- called "Night of ..." - NIGHT OF THE DEMONS
-X- called "Return of ..." - RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

(list is complete)

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Total Count: 114
First Time Viewings (*): 95

Last Year's Count: 100
This Year's Goal: 101

October 1:

Alright, here we go. It's Midnight EST, so I'm starting. It feels weird to be watching at 11PM on the 30th here, but whatever. I'm going to start with the shortest thing I can watch and have it count. I just want to get on the board before I have to go to bed. I'm looking at it as an appetizer.

1. Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns (2005, John Carpenter) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 1), Personal Collection
Not too bad I suppose. It being about a film was sure appropriate for kicking off the challenge, and it did it's job as far as getting me ready for more.

2. Teeth (2007, Mitchell Lichtenstein) *
DVD, Blockbuster Online
I love movies with weird things attacking people, and a vagina with teeth certainly fits the bill. It could have used more action though, it was a bit slow at times. At least Jess Weixler was nice to look at when things did slow down.

3. The Wolf Man (1941, George Waggner) *
DVD (The Wolf Man - The Legacy Collection), Personal Collection

4. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (2006, Stacy Title) *
DVD, Personal Collection
Tales from the Crypt with Snoop Dogg playing the Cryptkeeper and featuring Danny Trejo, Diamond Dallas Page, Jason Alexander and Ernie Hudson, among others. Yes, it's every bit as ridiculous as it sounds.

October 2:

5. Nightmare Castle (1965, Mario Caiano) *
DVD (Horror Movie Classics), Personal Collection
Make sure you don't watch an edited version like I just did. That was awful. Maybe next year I'll try to get the uncut version to watch.

6. Tales from the Crypt (1972, Freddie Francis) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection
Very well done anthology. It probably could have stood to lose at least one segment so the others could be fleshed out a bit more though. Five in 90 minutes was really pushing it.

7. The Unborn (2009, David S. Goyer) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
Better than I expected. It's not great by any means, but it did get me a couple times. Demonic little kids always freak me out.

October 3:

8. Devil in the Flesh (1998, Steve Cohen)
DVD, Personal Collection
Rose McGowan makes this movie. The rest of the movie is mediocre at best, but her performance makes the cheesy script work.

9. Masters of Horror - Dreams in the Witch-House (2005, Stuart Gordon) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 1), Personal Collection

10. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943, Roy William Neill) *
DVD (The Wolf Man - The Legacy Collection), Personal Collection

11. Poltergeist (1982, Tobe Hooper) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
Excellent movie. I'm not sure how I had never seen it before.

October 4:

12. [Rec] (2007, Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza) *
DVD, Personal Collection
Ok, that creeped me the fuck out. Maybe I shouldn't have watched it right before trying to go to sleep. I've also got Quarantine in the queue for later in the month.

13. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006, Lloyd Kaufman) *
DVD, Blockbuster Online
That was exactly how I pictured it.

14. She-Wolf of London (1946, Jean Yarbrough) *
DVD (The Wolf Man - The Legacy Collection), Personal Collection
Not a terrible movie, but it's not horror and it really doesn't belong in a Wolf Man set.

15. The Manitou (1978, William Girdler) *
DVD, Netflix

16. Masters of Horror: The Fair Haired Child (2006, William Malone) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 1), Personal Collection
The best of the Masters of Horror I've watched so far. It's got a good story and a few tense moments. I actually would have liked to see a feature length take on this.

October 5:

17. High Tension (2003, Alexandre Aja) *
DVD, Netflix

18. Werewolf of London (1935, Stuart Walker) *
DVD (The Wolf Man - The Legacy Collection), Personal Collection
Henry Hull is not as good a werewolf as Lon Chaney Jr.

19. House of 1000 Corpses (2003, Rob Zombie)
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection

October 6:

20. Deadgirl (2008, Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel) *
DVD, Blockbuster Online
That was one twisted and depressing movie.

21. The Vault of Horror (1973, Roy Ward Baker) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection

22. The Devil's Rejects (2005, Rob Zombie)
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
Still my favorite of the two in the series. I wouldn't mind seeing Zombie revisit these characters for a third movie.

23. Masters of Horror: Jenifer (Dario Argento) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 2), Personal Collection

October 7:

24. Grace (2009, Paul Solet) *
Blu-Ray, Blockbuster

25. Fido (2006, Andrew Currie) *
DVD, Personal Collection
Zombie Lassie.

October 8:

26. Hatchet (2006, Adam Green) *
DVD, Personal Collection
The effects are lacking and it doesn't present any new ideas, but damn is it a fun ride anyway.

27. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, Jack Arnold) *
DVD (Creature from the Black Lagoon - The Legacy Collection), Personal Collection
I think this is my least favorite of the Universal Monsters.

28. Masters of Horror: Sick Girl (2006, Lucky McKee) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 2), Personal Collection

October 9:

29. Friday the 13th (2009, Marcus Nispel) *
Blu-Ray, Blockbuster
Better than I expected. There sure a lot of obnoxious assholes in the movie though, Jason is about the most likable character.

30. Storm Warning (2007, Jamie Blanks) *
DVD, Personal Collection

31. Slither (2006, James Gunn) *
HD-DVD, Personal Collection

32. The Strangers (2008, Bryan Bertino) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
I was really hooked at first but the longer it went on the more I started losing interest and wondering if anything would ever happen.

October 10:

33. The Burrowers (2008, J.T. Petty) *
DVD, Netflix
There should be more horror westerns.

34. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960, Roger Corman)
DVD (Directed by Roger Corman), Personal Collection

35. Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961, Roger Corman) *
DVD (Directed by Roger Corman), Personal Collection

36. Last Woman on Earth (1960, Roger Corman) *
DVD (Directed by Roger Corman), Personal Collection
Good premise, but suffers a bit from the things that plague all Corman movies. I'd actually like to see someone take a stab at a remake.

37. The Evil Dead (1981, Sam Raimi) *
Streaming, Netflix Watch Instantly
I have no idea how the hell I had never seen this, but I'm damn glad I finally changed that. Excellent.

October 11:

38. Baby Blues (2008, Lars Jacobsen and Amardeep Kaleka) *
DVD, Netflix

39. Countess Dracula (1971, Peter Sasdy) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection

40. The Signal (2007, David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry) *
Blu-Ray, Netflix

41. The Vampire Lovers (1970, Roy Ward Baker) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection

42. Trick 'r Treat (2008, Michael Dougherty) *
Blu-Ray, Blockbuster Online
Slightly overhyped but excellent nonetheless.

October 12:

43. Rogue (2007, Greg McLean) *
DVD, Personal Collection
One of the better killer crocodile movies.

44. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman (2005, John Landis) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 2), Personal Collection

45. Turistas (2006, John Stockwell) *
DVD, Personal Collection

October 13:

46. Rest Stop (2006, John Shiban) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection

47. Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008, Shawn Papazian) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
The sequel is the better of the two. I can't recommend either though.

48. Masters of Horror: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (2005, Don Coscarelli) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 3), Personal Collection
I have a new favorite MoH episode. This one was great all the way through. Moonface needs his own series.

49. Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead (2005, Tobe Hooper) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 3), Personal Collection
Boring. It started out looking alright, but then nothing happens. It just limped along for an hour then ended.

October 14:

50. The Oblong Box (1969, Gordon Hessler) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection

51. Halloween (2007, Rob Zombie) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
I liked it. I'm not sure why everyone hates it so much, it's really not that bad.

October 15:

52. Evil Dead II (1987, Sam Raimi) *
Blu-Ray, Blockbuster Online

53. Heartstopper (2006, Bob Keen) *
DVD, Personal Collection

54. Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up (2006, Larry Cohen) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 3), Personal Collection
This series is very uneven. For every excellent entry there's one like this.

October 16:

55. 100 Feet (2008, Eric Red) *
Blu-Ray, Blockbuster
Interesting idea that works fairly well despite a few minor issues and a disappointing ending. It's worth a watch if you like ghost movies.

56. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003, Marcus Nispel) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
Not bad, but falls way short of the original in almost every way. The one way it tops the original? Jessica Biel.

57. Drag Me to Hell (2009, Sam Raimi) *
Blu-Ray, Netflix

October 17:

58. Scream and Scream Again (1970, Gordon Hessler) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection
Good God, what a mess of a movie.

59. Scream (1996, Wes Craven)
Streaming, Netflix Watch Instantly
I love this movie. No matter how many times I've seen it over the years I never get tired of watching it. If we could only get a Blu-Ray release...

60. The Tripper (2006, David Arquette) *
DVD, Personal Collection
Worked better as a comedy than a horror. Given the absurd plot they should have cranked everything up and just gone completely over the top.

October 18:

61. The Midnight Meat Train (2008, Ryuhei Kitamura) *
Blu-Ray, Netflix
Great movie if you can look past a bad ending. I won't spoil anything, but the ending makes no sense whatsoever.

62. Masters of Horror: Imprint (2006, Takashi Miike) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 4), Personal Collection
Underwhelming, like everything I've seen of Miike's.

63. Soul Survivors (2001, Stephen Carpenter) *
DVD, Personal Collection

64. The Toxic Avenger (1984, Lloyd Kaufman) *
Streaming, Netflix Watch Instantly

65. Undead or Alive (2007, Glasgow Phillips) *
Streaming, Netflix Watch Instantly
Brian Posehn is an excellent zombie.

October 19:

66. Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero) *
DVD (Horror Movie Classics), Personal Collection
I'm a bit ashamed to say I've never seen any of Romero's movies.

67. The Amityville Horror (2005, Andrew Douglas) *
DVD, Personal Collection
Ryan Reynolds performance really elevates what would otherwise be a mediocre movie.

68. TerrorVision (1986, Ted Nicolaou) *
Streaming, FEARNet
Words can't begin to explain this movie. Just watch it.

October 20:

69. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006, Scott Glosserman) *
Streaming, Netflix Watch Instantly
Little disappointed by the final act, but overall an enjoyable movie.

70. Wrong Turn (2003, Rob Schmidt)
DVD, Personal Collection

October 21:

71. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007, Joe Lynch)
Blu-Ray, Netflix
Henry Rollins is awesome.

72. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009, Declan O'Brien) *
Blu-Ray, Netflix
Weakest of the three in the series. It doesn't have any characters that really stand out, and a few are actually downright horrible, and it suffers as a result.

73. Army of Darkness (1992, Sam Raimi) *
Blu-Ray, Netflix

74. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920, John S. Robertson) *
DVD (Horror Movie Classics), Personal Collection
John Barrymore's performance was excellent, and the transformation effects better than I expected, but there were definitely times I found myself getting a bit bored.

October 22:

75. Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection

76. Masters of Horror: Homecoming (2005, Joe Dante) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 4), Personal Collection
Only four years and this already feels dated.

77. Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale (2006, John McNaughton) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 4), Personal Collection

October 23:

78. Near Dark (1987, Kathryn Bigelow) *
DVD, Blockbuster Online
Not the Lost Boys ripoff it sounds like at first, but not as good as it could have been either.

79. The Fly (1986, David Cronenberg) *
Blu-Ray, Blockbuster Online
Jeff Goldblum is excellent in this. Movie's not so bad either.

80. I Bury the Living (1958, Albert Band) *
DVD (Midnite Movies), Personal Collection

October 24:

81. The Uninvited (2009, Charles Guard and Thomas Guard) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection

82. The Dunwich Horror (1970, Daniel Haller) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection

83. Masters of Horror: Chocolate (2005, Mick Garris) *
Blu-Ray (Masters of Horror, Season 1 Volume 4), Personal Collection
Definitely one of the weaker entries in the series. I can't think of anything this had aside from eye candy.

84. Vampyr (1932, Carl Theodor Dreyer) *
Streaming, Netflix Watch Instantly

85. Hellraiser (1987, Clive Barker) *
Blu-Ray, Netflix

October 25:

86. Quarantine (2008, John Erick Dowdle) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
No where near as good as [Rec]. Watching them so close together probably didn't help though.

87. Sublime (2007, Tony Krantz) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection

88. Die, Monster, Die! (1965, Daniel Haller) *
DVD (Midnite Movies Double Feature), Personal Collection

89. The Wasp Woman (1959, Roger Corman) *
DVD (Directed by Roger Corman), Personal Collection

90. Zombi 2 (1979, Lucio Fulci) *
Streaming, Netflix Watch Instantly
Zombie vs Shark!

91. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Robert Wiene) *
DVD (Horror Movie Classics), Personal Collection

October 26:

92. Horror Hotel (1960, John Llewellyn Moxey) *
DVD (Horror Movie Classics), Personal Collection

93. The Last House on the Left (1972, Wes Craven) *
DVD, Netflix

94. The Terror (1963, Roger Corman) *
DVD (Horror Movie Classics), Personal Collection

95. The Burning (1981, Tony Maylam) *
Streaming, FEARNet
Even though he's young I still can't see anything but Costanza when I look at Jason Alexander.

October 27:

96. Happy Birthday to Me (1981, J. Lee Thompson) *
DVD, Personal Collection

97. Saturday Night Live: Halloween [Wildcard #1]
DVD, Personal Collection

98. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, Bill Melendez) [Wildcard #2]
It's not Halloween without at least one viewing of this.

99. Final Destination (2000, James Wong) *
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
My 31 Films subset pick.

October 28:

100. Sleepaway Camp (1983, Robert Hiltzik)
DVD, Blockbuster Online
That ending is a shock even if you know it's coming.

101. Maximum Overdrive (1986, Stephen King)
DVD, Personal Collection
So much cheese you shouldn't watch if your lactose intolerant. I love it though.

October 29:

102. The Hills Have Eyes (1977, Wes Craven) *
DVD, Netflix

103. April Fool's Day (1986, Fred Walton) *
DVD, Netflix

October 30:

104. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX [Wildcard #3] *
TV, Fox-HD
Anyone get the feeling that after 20 episodes and 60 segments they might be out of ideas?

105. Hostel (2005, Eli Roth) *
Blu-Ray, Blockbuster Online
I'm torn. I hated the first half, but the second half I was hooked.

106. Shaun of the Dead (2004, Edgar Wright)
DVD, Personal Collection
One of my personal favorites.

107. Black Sheep (2006, Jonathan King)
DVD, Personal Collection
Very funny movie. Even the premise of killer sheep makes me laugh.

October 31:

108. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection

109. Frankenstein (1931, James Whale)
DVD (Universal Legacy Series), Personal Collection

110. Dracula (1931, Tod Browning)
DVD (Universal Legacy Series), Personal Collection

111. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection

112. Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
DVD (Universal Legacy Series), Personal Collection

November 1 Pre-Dawn:

113. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
Blu-Ray, Personal Collection
Every time I watch this I'm left with such an uneasy feeling.

114. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Jim Sharman)
DVD (25th Anniversary Edition), Personal Collection
I have to watch this every Halloween. Avoid the audience participation track on the DVD.

-Roger Corman: 5
-Sam Raimi: 4
-Rob Zombie: 3
-Roy Ward Baker: 2
-John Carpenter: 2
-Wes Craven: 3
-Daniel Haller: 2
-Gordon Hessler: 2
-Tobe Hooper: 3
-Lloyd Kaufman: 2
-Marcus Nispel: 2
-George A. Romero: 2

-1920s: 2
-1930s: 3
-1940s: 3
-1950s: 3
-1960s: 12
-1970s: 14
-1980s: 14
-1990s: 3
-2000s: 59

-DVD: 58
-Blu-Ray: 43
-HD-DVD: 1
-Streaming: 9
-TV: 2

-Personal Collection: 77
-Blockbuster Online: 9
-Netflix: 13
-Blockbuster: 3
-Netflix Watch Instantly: 7
-FEARNet: 2
-ABC-HD: 1
-Fox-HD: 1


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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.
Charlie Kelly = Wildcard bitches!!!!

2008 = 96 movies.
2009 goal = 60.


1. Surveillance - HDNet Movies - Dir: Jennifer Chambers Lynch. Cast: Bill Pullman, Julia Ormond.
** - I found the film way too predictable. There were a few "lynchian" moments, but none of the deaths were good enough to overcome it's (big) flaws. More of a thriller than a Horror but it's close enough.
2. Wolf Creek - HD-DVD - Dir: Greg McLean. Cast: John Jarrett, Cassandra Magrath.
**** - One of my favorite Horror flicks from the past 10 years. John Jarratt's performance is legend. I broke out my year-and-a-half old HD-DVD that I hadn't even opened until tonight and it looked stunning.
3. The Gateway Meat - DVD - Dir: Ron DeCaro. Cast: Ron DeCaro.
* - Completely inept at everything it wanted to accomplish. The "actors" have yet to even master talking let alone attempting to act. There were a few Argento-esque camera angles and a kill or two stood out from the rest. That's it.
4. Terror at Blood Fart Lake - DVD - Dir: Chris Seaver. Cast: Chris Seaver, Teen Ape.
** - Chris Seaver once again brings the funny. Probably his funniest film since Filty McNasty. Some of the best lines include: "Being fucked by sex is like Fleetwood Mac ejaculating all over your insides", "You think you're dark? I poop from my dicktip." and of course, "Wait, are we really going to shove this dude into your asshole?"
5. Charlie Kelly #1 - Supernatural - "The End"


6. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto - Blu-ray - Dir: Rob Zombie. Cast: It's Rob Zombie, who do you think is in the cast?
** - I know what it was trying to do and I always welcome titties, animated or not, but I don't think Zombie quite pulled it off. It also doesn't help that the music isn't as funny as it thinks it is. I guess that's what you get for employing Chris Hardwick.
7. Sick Girl - DVD - Dir: Eben McGarr. Cast: Leslie Andrews.
*** - Really good flick with some nasty moments even I haven't seen before. The film has a real gritty look to it. If I didn't know it was made in 2007, I'd probably guess it was released in the '70's. Oh, and greatest use of a strap-on EVER!
8. Jennifer's Body - Theater - Dir: Karyn Kusama. Cast: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried.
** - Other than staring at Megan Fox for 90 minutes this film brings nothing to the table. It has no idea what it wants to be and the dialogue is actually worse than in Juno. Yes, it's actually worse, which I didn't think was actually possible.
9. Eat The Schoolgirl ["Osaka Telephone Club"] - DVD - Dir: Naoyuki Tomomatsu. Cast: Kozue Aoki, Yuuki Fujita.
** - Bizarre and disturbing, even for me. The plot is nonexistent as is the acting. It's pretty much just sex scene after rape scene after murder scene. For some of the specifics, check out the tally below..


10. Trick 'r Treat - Online - Dir: Michael Dougherty. Cast: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox.
**** - I can't fathom why this thing has been sitting on a shelf for 2 years. Totally worth the wait and then some. Definitely something I can see myself watching each year on/around Halloween. Mucho Recommendo!
11. [REC] - DVD - Dir: Jaume Balaguerˇ, Paco Plaza. Cast: Manuela Velasco.
**** - One of my favorite Horror films from the past 10 years. I watched it during last years challenge and will most likely watch it during next years as well. Even though I've seen the film, like, 4 times now it still makes me jump. It's a much better film than...
12. Quarantine - Starz HD - Dir: John Erick Dowdle. Cast: Jennifer Carpenter
** - To this day, I still can't figure out the reasoning behind making a shot-for-shot remake of any movie, let alone a movie that came out a year before, so for that, I'm biased. The camerawork is also much worse. Here it looks like any old Hollywood movie, whereas in REC it felt real. Hell, for some reason 30 seconds in the movie we see the cameraman. Why?!
13. Grotesque - Online - Dir: K˘ji Shiraishi. Cast: Tsugumi Nagasawa, Hiroaki Kawatsure.
** - Personally, I laugh when I hear a Japanese film being billed as "influenced by Hostel" when Hostel itself was just a genre rip-off of much better films the Japanese have been making for over 20 years. Another movie of wall-to-wall torture scenes.
14. The Grudge 3 - DVD - Dir: Toby Wilkins. Cast: Shawnee Smith, Johanna Braddy.
** - This is much, much better than the awful second one, but still the acting and characters were too bland. Whereas the second one was complete scare overkill, this one at least had originality in its scares.


15. The Frighteners: Director's Cut - HD-DVD - Dir: Peter Jackson. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Jeffrey Combs.
*** - Probably the most underrated film in PJ's catalog. I still remember seeing this in the theater and being amazed at the special effects. Love this film and I'm now beginning to wonder why I go so long in between views.
16. Laid to Rest - TMC HD - Dir: Robert Hall. Cast: Kevin Gage, Lena Headey.
** - I figured I'd give this a shot because I really enjoyed Hall's debut "Lightening Bug" and Kevin Gage is usually great in everything. This... sucked. The lead actress, besides having massive boobs (which we never see) is really annoying. The only thing going for it was Almost Human's make-up effects. The gore ruled.
17. Charlie Kelly #2 - Dexter - "Remains to Be Seen"


18. Freddy Vs. Jason - Blu-ray - Dir: Ronny Yu. Cast: Monica Keena, Robert England.
*** - Why does Monica Keena have more one liners than Freddy Kreuger? I was pissed when I heard Katharine Isabelle used a body double for the shower scene. Am I the only one who notices Evangeline Lilly clear as day in front of the lockers in the high school?
19. The Joy of Torture 2: Oxen Split Torturing - DVD - Dir: Yuji Makiguchi. Cast: Yuusuke Kazato, Rena Uchimura.
** - Extremely effective and extremely unnerving. The torture scenes are really well done (especially for a film released in '76), they include crucifixions, a woman being dumped into a tank of snakes and a woman being torn apart by bulls.
20. Zombieland - Theater - Dir: Ruben Fleischer. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone.
*** - Quite a lot of fun. The poor man's Michael Cera never got annoying and Woody was, well, Woody. The cameo was terrific, one of the best scenes in the movie. That said, I fuckin' hate Twinkies.


21. A Nightmare on Elm Street - Blu-ray - Dir: Wes Craven. Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Robert England.
**** - One of my all time favorites. I see so many terrible movies with Craven's name on it, sometimes I forget he used to have talent. The Blu-ray looked fantastic also, the best it's ever looked.
22. Haute Tension - DVD - Dir: Alexandre Aja. Cast: CÚcile De France, Ma´wenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon.
**** - Despite plot holes and the Scooby Doo ending, this is one of my favoritist flicks of the past decade. De Rossi's gore effects are top notch as always and the film, well, let's just say it definitely lives up to it's name.
23. The Texas Vibrator Massacre - DVD - Dir: Rob Rotten. Cast: People doin' it.
** - Pretty funny (although I don't think that was it's intention) homage to The Chainsawed One. Although I must admit, I only made it about 5 minutes into the first sex scene before I had to start fast forwarding. I got really sleepy for some reason....
24. Suicide Dolls ["Satsu satsu (ayame)"] - DVD - Dir: Tamakichi Anaru. Cast: Shino Setsuna.
** - Another Japanese sick-flick, this time 3 tales of 3 women committing suicide. The first 2 are shot very voyeuristic with one video camera in one/two takes. The third features one of the most real looking harakiri deaths I've ever seen. I literally had to rewind it 4 times just so I could try to spot how the hell they did it. Oh, she then pulls out her eyeball...
25. Zombie Self Defense Force - DVD - Dir: Naoyuki Tomomatsu. Cast: Kenji Arai, Norman England.
** - Fun little film that's a definite cross of Versus and Romero's zombie flicks. There's also a bit of Braindead in here also, as there's a hilarious scene with a baby zombie running around the house biting people. Um.. it has a female cyborg chopping up zombies with a samurai sword. Should I really go on?


26. Shaun of the Dead - HD-DVD - Dir: Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost.
**** - Do I really need to describe why this film has become an annual viewing during the October Challenge? This is everything you'd ever want in a Zombie Comedy. Even the fact that Tim and Dawn were reunited was awesome.
27. MoH: Imprint - DVD - Dir: Takashi Miike. Cast: Billy Drago, Youki Kudoh.
*** - While Miike is one of my all time favorite directors, I was never a fan of the MoH series. I think having Mick Garris create something with the word "Master" in it is the definition of oxymoron. That dude's chin itches every time Stephen King scratches his balls.. but this one is a tough one to sit through. I'm not just talking about Drago's Oscar winning performance either..
28. There's A Secret In My Soup - DVD - Dir: Yeung Chi Gin, Yeung Chi Kin. Cast: Angela Tong Ying-Ying.
* - An alternate take on Human Pork Chop. You've heard the story before. A group of guys kidnap a girl, beat her relentlessly, rape her, force-feed her shit, urinate on her, kill her, chop her up and stuff her into a Hello Kitty doll. It was based on this case.


29. Baby Blues - DVD - Dir: Lars Jacobson, Amardeep Kaleka. Cast: Colleen Porch.
**** - One of my favorite "hidden gems" that I've been trying to get ever Horror fan I know to watch it since the first time I saw it a year and a half ago. Most of them yell at me and call me a sicko. This movie is good. Really good. See it. Thank me. Then talk about it in the discussion thread. If you have kids, I apologize.
30. Smash Cut - DVD - Dir: Lee Demarbre. Cast: David Hess, Sasha Grey, Michael Berryman. Herschell Gordon Lewis.
*** - Very enjoyable shlock flick with a good performance from Hess and Michael Berryman in a terrible, terrible wig. It has Sasha Grey performing Hamlet holding a severed head. Yeah, that's the kind of party you're in for..
31. Ernest Scared Stupid - Starz Comedy - Dir: John R. Cherry III. Cast: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt.
*** - As much a Halloween staple as stomach aches and PJ Soles boobies. One of my favorite childhood films. I must say when I was a youngin I totally had a crush on Elizabeth. Who I just now found out is topless in Jack Ketchum's The Lost. Which I've had sitting unopened for more than a year. So... uh, yeah.. I'll be riiiiiight back.
32. Jack Ketchum's The Lost - DVD - Dir: Chris Sivertson. Cast: Marc Senter, Shay Astar, Alex Frost.
** ...annnnd I'm back. This took forever to get to where it was going. It's kinda like it needed to get across the street, but it walked around the block twice, once back and once forth, when it coulda simply just fuckin' walked across the street. The last 10 minutes are good, I won't deny that.. it's just everything else I didn't care for.
33. Charlie Kelly #3 - Supernatural - "Fallen Idols"


34. Deadgirl - DVD - Dir: Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel. Cast: Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan.
*** - Very interesting take on the zombie genre. I knew nothing about this going in and ended up pleasantly surprised. My only complaint was that JT didn't seem evil to me. He seemed more like someone trying to act evil.
35. The Children - DVD - Dir: Tom Shankland. Cast: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore.
** - I wanted to like this movie more than I actually did. One of the leads, Casey, looks like a hot Emma Stone.. but god were the characters stupid. How do you not know your kids are evil?! They have formed dark circles around their eyes and stopped blinking. Hellooooo, watch a movie once in a while. Sheesh.
36. X-Cross - DVD - Dir: Kenta Fukasaku. Cast: Nao Matsushita, Ami Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi.
*** - Really fun little film. I'd say only about the first 40 minutes are actually Horror, the rest is a mix of action and comedy. The closest I can compare it to in tone is "The Machine Girl" which is to say it never takes itself seriously. We, finally, get to see what would win in a fight, a chainsaw or big fuckin' scissors. Aweeesomeee.


37. War of the Worlds - DVD - Dir: Steven Spielberg. Cast: Tom Cruise.
*** - I know, I know. Technically it's Sci-Fi, but fuck if it doesn't share at least some characteristics of a Horror film. I love this flick. I don't watch it enough. I know the end sucks but I can look past that.
38. Dellamorte Dellamore - DVD - Dir: Michele Soavi. Cast: Rupert Everett, Franšois Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi.
**** - Easily one of my favorite zombie films of all time. Every time I watch this (which is quite often) I find something new that I didn't catch before. It's amazing. Also amazing is Anna Falchi. Holy shit. A goddess if I've ever seen one.
39. The Sinful Dwarf: XXX Version - DVD - Dir: Vidal Raski. Cast: Torben Bille, Anne Sparrow, Tony Eades.
*** - The sleaziest of the sleazy. While it isn't my first time seeing the movie, It is my first time watching the hardcore version. It does add another layer of sleaziness, in my opinion. Torben Bille is as perfect a villain as you can think.
40. Nutbag - DVD - Dir: Nick Palumbo. Cast: Mack Hail, Renee Sloan, Jenesses Kenney.
** - I wasn't the biggest fan of MSP and I personally think Palumbo is a talentless hack, well.. I still think that. This movie tries to be disturbing on it's kills alone, which doesn't work because the effects are horrible. They're clearly using the the worst retractable blade I've ever seen, but they don't seem to care that knives are supposed to be shiny.
41. The Descent - Blu-ray - Dir: Neil Marshall. Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Alex Reid.
**** - One of the few modern films I'd consider a bonafide masterpiece. I still remember watching the DVD 6 times before I saw it in the theater (I had the region 2 double-disc at the time) and then proceeded to sit 3 more times in the theater (Once at midnight). IMO, the film is just about perfect. Kinda like Alien, I get extremely claustrophobic whenever I watch it.


42. John Carpenter's The Thing - HD-DVD - Dir: John Carpenter. Cast: Kurt Russell.
**** - From a modern masterpiece to an all-timer. One of my top 2 favorite films of all time (the other is a certain sequel to a certain series starring a certain chinned one..) and even though I've lost count of the number of times I've sat through it, it's still the best. I'm still amazed at the make-up effects in this flick. It truly doesn't get any better.
43. Cold Prey - DVD - Dir: Roar Uthaug. Cast: Ingrid Bols° Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen.
*** - While trying to emulate American slasher films, this little Norwegian film takes a step above, if you ask me. What the film lacks in the gore department it makes up with atmosphere, beautiful cinematography and likable characters. My only complaint is with all the nu-metal shit on the soundtrack. Dudes, you're in Norway.. the birthplace of Black Metal. That's the best you can do?
44. Cold Prey 2 - DVD - Dir: Mats Stenberg. Cast: Ingrid Bols° Berdal, Marthe Snorresdotter Rovik.
*** - Just as good, if not better than the first one. Starting almost exactly after the first one left off, this sequel amps up the blood making this even more like it's American counterparts. The cast isn't as fleshed out and likable (except the one holdover from the first film) but that would be my only complaint.
45. Charlie Kelly #4 - Dexter - "Blinded by the Light"


46. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats - DVD - Dir: George Barry. Cast: Demene Hall, a killer Sealy Posturepedic.
** - This is just one of those movies. It seems totally ridiculous but it's just a whole lotta fun. I laugh like a school girl from the Philippines every time I watch it. It's a great party film. Although, I must admit I did stab my mattress 9 times after viewing this. Ya'know, just in case..


47. Shuttle - DVD - Dir: Edward Anderson. Cast: Tony Curran, Peyton List, Cameron Goodman.
*** - Another film I had no prior knowledge of going in that really surprised me. There's plenty of twists and turns abound while the characters are basically stupid and do things that normal people would never do, but that's the kind of thing you just get used to and it really doesn't bother me anymore. I think the story is strong enough to make up for it though.
48. Girl Hell ["Injured Murder Rape Film"] - Online - Dir: Daisuke Yamanouchi. Cast: Natsumi Harada.
** - Well, what do you expect from a film subtitled "Injured Murder Rape Film"? A documentary about the survival of the Humpback whale? No, this is exactly how it sounds. This film has 3 things in spades: Murder, Rape and Injuries. One of my favorite moments though, is one where a rapist stomps on a girls tit only to get a face full of breast milk.
49. The Blair Witch Project - DVD - Dir: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sßnchez. Cast: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard.
*** - Yes, this is my first viewing of this.. and I must say, I enjoyed it. I figured with all the Paranormal Activity talk, I might as well finally see this. I think seeing it now, almost a decade removed from the hype and marketing hoopla and everything else surrounding the film helped me enjoy the movie more than I thought would.


50. Drag Me To Hell - Blu-ray - Dir: Sam Raimi. Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long.
*** - This is just the type of film you'd hope from Raimi. There's a few people who had some problems with Lohman, but I always liked her and thought she did fine. There's some great gags throughout. It kinda had that Evil Dead II feel (which is my favorite film of all time, so yeah) It coulda been a hell of a lot worse. We could of had Ellen Page in the lead...
51. Prince of Darkness - Max HD - Dir: John Carpenter. Cast: Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong.
*** - While I have seen JC's more seminal work, I have, admittedly, skipped out on some of his "lesser" films. I'm slowly but surely trying to make up for that. This was an effectively creepy film that featured great make-up effects and another brilliant JC score.
52. Entrails of a Virgin ["Shojo no harawata"] - DVD - Dir: Kazuo Komizu. Cast: Saeko Kizuki, Naomi Hagio.
** - Holy shit was this hilarious. Unintentional, I guess, but hilarious nonetheless. It features these moments of pure hilarity: a guy in his underwear torturing a topless girl until she pisses herself by performing wrestling maneuvers such as the Piledriver and the Sharpshooter, the funniest standing 69 ever and last but not least, a woman furiously masturbating with a severed arm.
53. In the Mouth of Madness - DVD - Dir: John Carpenter. Cast: Sam Neill, Julie Carmen.
*** - Continuing with my first time viewing of JC's "other" films, I have heard nothing but great things about this from like, everybody. Well, it definitely lived up to those lofty expectations. While it wasn't as scary as I had heard, it was still a terrific flick with more awesome work from Carpenter and KNB.


54. The Nightmare Before Christmas - Blu-ray - Dir: Henry Selick. Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon.
*** - My girlfriend swore up and down that she never saw this (which I knew was a lie because I distinctly remember watching it with her) so I decided to break out the Blu-ray and give it a spin. About a quarter way through, around the time Jack discovers Christmastown, she looks over at me and goes "Oh.. I remember this!" Yep, that's my girlfriend. An idiot.
55. I, Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain - DVD - Dir: Andrew Parkinson. Cast: Ellen Softley, Dean Sipling.
* - While a good idea in concept, this movie just about fails on every level. You'd think a simple story about the transformation into zombiehood would yield better results. This, for some reason, is more of an art film with way too many scenes of the zombie staring off into the distance while piano music played. Oh well, at least I got the chance to see that zombie's do masturbate..
56. Malabimba: The Malicious Whore (X-Rated Version) - DVD - Dir: Andrea Bianchi. Cast: Katell Laennec.
*** - A rip-off of The Exorcist (yes, another one!) with a lot more nudity, a lot more incest and pubic hairs aplenty. Ahhh, the sleaze. The X-rated footage only lasts about 10 seconds and doesn't even match the actions of the actors involved, but hey it's dick going into vagina. It helps the sleazy aspect of the film.
57. Charlie Kelly #5 - Supernatural - "I Believe the Children Are Our Future"


58. Subconscious Cruelty - DVD - Dir: by Karim Hussain. Cast: Brea Asher, Ivaylo Founev.
** - Most. Pretentious. Film. Ever. Anyway, the make-up effects are terrific here but the voice-over is annoying. The guy's voice made me want to kick a pregnant woman. The best scene is the what-seemed-like 20 minute long abortion scene. Oh, and I kinda liked the scene where that Jesus fellow got anally raped by a tree branch. Ah.. good times.
59. Dawn of the Dead - Blu-ray - Dir: George A. Romero. Cast: Ken Foree, David Emge.
**** - Not only is this one of my favorite films of all time, this is, without a doubt, one of the greatest films ever. I'm not just talking about Horror, I'm talking about the whole shebang. You don't think so? Oh well, who cares. Your opinion doesn't matter anyway. I can never watch this enough. Every time it just gets better and better and better and..


60. Dawn of the Dead - HD-DVD - Dir: Zack Snyder. Cast: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber.
** - I did like the movie, much more than I was ever expecting too but well.. it's still a remake of a favorite of mine. For that, I'll hate it despite the fact I um, actually kinda like it. Yeah, that makes sense. Oh, and fuck fast-moving zombies. I fuckin' hate them. I fuckin' hate them in any movie, but I especially fuckin' hate them in a movie called Dawn of the Dead.
61. Guinea Pig: The Devil's Experiment - DVD - Dir: Satoru Ogura.
** - ...and the torture beings. It's time to strap myself in for what seems to be a bumpy ass ride. The first film features torture of the hilarious, like getting slapped and getting spun around in a chair 200 times, to the horrible, like getting your fingernails ripped off and getting a needle to the side of the face that comes out of your eyeball. Ouch!
62. Guinea Pig: Flowers of Flesh & Blood - DVD - Dir: Hideshi Hino.
*** - This is one that I had seen before. This features a dude in full-on Shredder gear torturing a woman by cutting off her hands, arms, legs and head. Yep.. and we are just getting started, baby! Oh, and this is just more proof that Charlie Sheen is a moron.
63. Guinea Pig: He Never Dies - DVD - Dir: Masayuki Kusumi.
** - A plot? Really? What the cock is this shit? This is the third entry, the first with plot, and is by far the funniest one yet. Yes, the funniest. This is downright comedy, folks! A depressed man decides to slit his wrists only to find out that, yep.. he's immortal! There can be only TWO!! Anyway, he then figures.. ah what the hell, and begins to gut himself.
64. Guinea Pig: Mermaid In A Manhole - DVD - Dir: Hideshi Hino.
*** - The other entry that I previously saw. This is, along with Flowers, the most popular of the series and at least so far, the most creative. Painter guy finds Mermaid girl in the sewer. She's just chillin', all wounded and shit. He takes her home and um... well, what do you think?

While I take a break, here's a message from the folks over at Hot Fuzz:

"Stop this, please! Let us stop this mindless violence!"

65. Guinea Pig: Android of Notre Dame - DVD - Dir: Kazuhito Kuramoto.
** - Quite the bizarre little film. It's not as gross out as Flowers, not quite as funny as He Never Dies and not as weird as Mermaid, but this little ditty definitely leaves an impression. As much as I searched I couldn't find one hunchback. Not a one. I did, however, find a dwarf. Which in my eyes, is more win.
66. Guinea Pig: Devil Woman's Doctor - DVD - Dir: Hajime Tabe.
*** - Really funny tale about a transvestite doctor who performs experiments on her patients. Some really funny shit in this, like a guy who sweats blood and a family who's heads explode when they get upset (the baby's head exploding had me rollin'). While this by far the least gross-out entry in the series, it ends it on a high note.


67. Martyrs - DVD - Dir: Pascal Laugier. Cast: MylŔne Jampano´, Morjana Alaoui.
*** - I wasn't the biggest fan of this the first time I saw it. I mean it was good and all but my expectations were astronomical. On this my second viewing, I think the movie is much better than I had originally thought. I wasn't in awe like I was the first time I saw Inside, but it's starting to grow on me.. like a rash.
68. Charlie Kelly #6 - Dexter - "Dex Takes A Holiday"


69. Concrete ["Schoolgirls In Cement"] - DVD-R - Dir: Hiromu Nakamura. Cast: Miki Komori.
** - More wall-to-wall Japanese goodness. Based on a true story. Woman is raped repeatedly, beaten, murdered and dropped in cement. Some of the acts of violence are of the funny kind, like setting her hair on fire, to the ouch! kind, like them sticking a lit-up light bulb up her cooch. It's a shame, 'cause her future was so bright. Oh, ziiiiing!


70. Tumbling Doll of Flesh ["Psycho: The Snuff Reels"] - DVD-R - Dir: Tamakichi Anaru. Cast: Kanako Ooba.
*** - This film is pretty much the Godfather Part 2 of the Japanese pseudo-snuff genre. The first half is your typical porn flick while the end is an orgy of rape, torture, limb-cutting and stomach-fucking. This is one of the films that I think of when I hear the phrase "Often imitated but never duplicated" So, I ask you.. WHY IS IT THAT I'VE SEEN THIS 4 TIMES?!?
71. Hostel - Blu-ray - Dir: Eli Roth. Cast:Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson.
*** - I've had the Blu-ray sitting on my shelf since it's release and just kept putting off opening it. Well, I finally decided to give it a whirl, having not seen the film in something like 2 years. I still like it. I watched the DC version and I really dug the new ending. I think it's a more fucked up way to end it. Oh, and Barbara Nedeljakova is one of the reasons I'm glad I have a dick.


72. Noroi: The Curse - DVD - Dir: K˘ji Shiraishi. Cast: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno.
**** - Wow, this surprised me. I went in only really knowing it's like a Japanese version of The Blair Witch, but it is much more and much better, if you ask me. This feels more real. It's pretty slow but the creepiness factor is in there, full tilt. Including a scene that's still, about forty minutes after it's over, creepin' me the fuck out.
73. Paranormal Activity - Theater - Dir: Oren Peli. Cast: Katie Featherston <3, Micah Sloat.
*** - Extremely effective and, at some points, extremely creepy. No, I didn't think it was "the scariest film since The Exorcist" but it didn't need to be. I didn't even find the opening of the doors and shit like that to be the creepiest, I thought it was the fact that Katie would get up in the middle of the night and just stand there staring at Micah for 2 hours. That, right there is.. fucked.. up!


74. Night of the Giving Head - DVD - Dir: Rodney Moore. Cast: Nikki Coxx, Annie Cruz.
** - Another porn spoof. Spermarays cause all the male sperm on Earth to cause women to become Zombies if swallowed. So, while there is no cannibalism there's lots and lots of cumshots. Whipped Cream causes their deaths. Yep... whipped cream.


75. The Last House on Dead End Street - DVD - Dir: Roger Watkins. Cast: Roger Watkins, Ken Fisher.
*** - This is the find of film that just makes you feel like a despicable human being for just watching it. The blood effects don't really hold up that well, but the overall sleazy nature of the movie just makes you want to take a shower.
76. Black Devil Doll - DVD - Dir: Jonathan Lewis. Cast: Heather Murphy, a mothafuckin' puppet.
*** - Always hilarious, never poignant. The movie that seemed like it took for-fucking-EVER to be released arrived on my doorstep and I was as giddy as Sean Hannity at a lynching. This definitely isn't a film for everyone, but if you're an exploitation fan, there's no reason not to love this. It's relatively short but it's filled to the brim with many white ho's boobies, a pissed off puppet, sex acts that are illegal in about 17 of the 50 states and plenty of bodily fluids (of all kinds).
77. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 - DVD - Dir: Joe Berlinger. Cast: Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan.
** - Here it is, the much hated sequel to The Blair Witch but kinda like a lot of other films that are hated by the majority, I kinda enjoyed it. Is it perfect? No. Should you expect it to be? Fuck no. Berlinger, the director behind the awesome Paradise Lost and it's sequel, was in a lose-lose situation and somehow squeezed out a win.


78. └ l'intÚrieur ["Inside"] - DVD - Dir: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury. Cast: BÚatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis.
**** - This is it. This is the movie that even I think has gone too far. There's really nothing I can say about this because I'm still, 3 years later, speechless. After ejecting the DVD, I had to go for a walk. Yeah, that's the kind of film this is. It's not just the gore either, the tension and atmosphere is ridiculous.
79. End of the Line - DVD - Dir: Maurice Devereaux. Cast: Ilona Elkin, Nicholas Wright.
*** - Very enjoyable small-budget flick that is sure to keep you away from the subway and even further away from religion (as if you needed an excuse for that..) Some of the acting is a little shoddy, but the make-up effects are extremely well done for such a small budget movie and features a scene that rivals, in creepiness, the elevator scene in "The Eye."


80. My Bloody Valentine - DVD - Dir: George Mihalka. Cast: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck.
*** - I finally got around to catching the uncut version of this slasher, and it's a definite improvement. The footage isn't the best looking but that's a tiny complaint. The film now has a bigger punch now that some of the deaths that I heard about along time ago, I can finally see. A definite recommendation for Slasher film fans.
81. Hardgore - DVD-R - Dir: Michael Hugo. Cast: John Seeman, Dianne Galke.
** - Classic Horror-Porn smuttiness that reminds me why I love this shit to begin with. Some favorite scenes include: a woman being drenched in semen by multiple cock-rockets (not making that up!) and a guy who is taking a women from behind while bending her over a guillotine and upon taking it out and letting loose on her butt, he chops her head off. Hell, you gotta love any horror movie that has a scissorfight and I'm not talking about the instrument used to cut paper...
82. The Suicide Manual - DVD - Dir: Osamu Fukutani. Cast: Kenji Mizuhashi, Chisato Morishita.
** - Very uneven story. It kinda goes up and down. It's interesting, then boring, then interesting and now it's boring again. I will give it credit for their portrayal of suicide. They don't sugar coat it or make it seem desirable (like the book did), it's told in a very cold and frank manner. I can't quite recommend this, but it isn't awful.
83. Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine in Daehakroh - Online - Dir: Gee-woong Nam. Cast: So-yun Lee.
** - Here's an arty little flick that's basically a cyberpunk revenge film with an interesting name. The title is more on the money than Snakes on a Plane was. Teenage hooker is killed, she is brought back as a cyborg, she kills people. Has to be awesome, right? Wroooong! This could have been Machine Girl-esque but gets limp real quick.


84. Entrails of a Beautiful Woman ["Bijo no harawata"] - DVD - Dir: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu. Cast: Megumi Ozawa.
*** - This is an awesome Japanese version of "I Spit On Your Grave." Only difference is, this woman becomes a penis-headed demon when she cuts, chops, blah, blah, blah. Hilarious results, though. Totally worth it. Pretty much everything you'd want or expect in an Exploitation flick is packaged in this little ditty.
85. Lucky Sky Diamond - Online - Dir: Iz˘ Hashimoto. Cast: Naoko Amihama.
** - This is the so-called "lost" entry in the Guinea Pig series. Truth be told, it really has nothing to do with that series even though they share some similarities. There's plenty of gore, sex and there's even a guy running around in a suit made out of a fuckin' cardboard box. My personal favorite scene involves a surgeon getting head while he's tickling the brain of the lead actress after a he has cut open her head. He then, finds a cockroach crawling around in there. Then he eats it.


86. Once Bitten - DVD - Dir: Howard Storm. Cast: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins.
*** - I was a huge fan of this movie way before I even knew who the hell Jim Carrey was. Ahh.. this brings back memories. I remember the first time seeing this was on "USA Up All Night" when I was a youngin and I wore out the tape when I recorded it over some important home movie or some shit.. and I'll tell you for the last time, I'M NOT WEARING A COSTUME!!
87. My Boyfriend's Back - DVD - Dir: Bob Balaban. Cast: Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind, Danny Zorn.
*** - My day of nostalgia continues. I don't care what people say, this movie is hilarious. It's weird watching it now after many cast members have gone on to be stars, like Matthew Fox, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Matthew McConaughey. Anyway, whatever happened to Traci Lind? Her IMDB credits end at 1997. I would have totally eaten Chuck for her.
88. My Best Friend Is A Vampire - DVD - Dir: Jimmy Huston. Cast: Robert Sean Leonard, LeeAnne Locken, Cheryl Pollak.
*** - Another childhood favorite. Very similar to Once Bitten with a not as attractive cast. OK, as much as I liked the film I need to complain about Lions Gate's retarded DVD release. I mean, seriously? A full-screen only edition in this day-and-age is a total bitch move and they need to be bitch-slapped accordingly.
89. Little Shop of Horrors - DVD - Dir: Frank Oz. Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin.
*** - This one took me way back. I'm pretty sure the whole Bill Murray cameo was one of the reasons I hated (and still do hate) going to the dentist. It was also a treat seeing Greene (and her cleavage) back then after seeing her now on shows like Heroes and Pushing Daisies. FEEEEEEEED ME SEEEEEMOOOOORREEE!
90. The Monster Squad - DVD - Dir: Fred Dekker. Cast: Tom Noonan, Andre Gower, Robby Kiger.
*** - This is the movie that taught me the word "dork" when talking about a guy's dick. I dunno why, but I used to say that all the time. For like, no reason at all. Just dork, dork, dork, dork. Of course, I grew up. Now, I say cock, cock, cock, cock. I dunno why I say this, I just do.


91. Braindead - DVD - Dir: Peter Jackson. Cast: Timothy Balme, Diana Pe˝alver, Elizabeth Moody.
**** - I've been sick as shit the last few days so my totals have gone all to hell but I had to make sure I got a viewing of this in here. Still my favorite Zombie Horror/Comedy. I know Dead Alive is PJ's preferred cut, but the Blood Edition of Braindead is too good to go back.
92. The House of the Devil - HDNet Movies - Dir: Ti West. Cast: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov.
** - I was left disappointed. I enjoyed the look and feel but it took forever to get to the point and too much shit happens that has nothing to do with the main plot or story or is just there to make the running time a little longer.


93. Stop The Bitch Campaign: Hell Version - DVD - Dir: K˘suke Suzuki. Cast: Hiroko And˘, Ken'ichi End˘.
** - Another laugh-out-loud Japanese sick-flick. There's so much fruit rape in here it's ridiculous. We're talkin' bout Onions and Banana's being inserted up various women, a dude getting some huge weird looking Japanese fruit shoved up his ass. The best is two women tied up, naked and both simultaneously raped by Cucumber nunchucks. There's also a nice castration-by-Blender scene. My favorite line, which also sets up the film quite nicely, is: "Hey, what are you doing? A cock isn't for putting in a vice." I don't know why, but that makes me laugh.


94. Army of Darkness - MAXHD - Dir: Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz.
**** - As the last line of the film dictates: "Hail to the King, baby!".. Oh, hail indeed!
95. Evil Dead 2 - Blu-ray - Directed by Sam Raimi. With Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks.
**** - Pretty much my favorite movie ever. Anything I write here will just seem like a massive amount of cock sucking so I'm just going to leave it at that and bow out with my dignity intact.
96. Halloween - Blu-ray - Dir: John Carpenter. Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis.
**** - This is, understandably, a classic and the movie I watch every year on this date whether I want to or not. I mean, what can I possibly say? I did learn one thing. I learned that my girlfriend doesn't like this. Needless to say, after the credits rolled, we broke up. Well, for at least 20 minutes.

Running tally of depravity.. in spoiler.
42 rape scenes (including 4 instances of train-rape)
38 cumshots
34 graphic sex scenes (with penetration)
34 torture scenes
30 scenes involving vomit (ectoplasm vomit still counts)
26 uses of the word "****"
24 cases of animal cruelty
20 dead kids (4 infant)
14 cranial explosions
9 aborted fetuses
9 castration scenes (1 female)
9 eyeballs removed
8 scenes of urination
6 uses of the word "twat"
6 scenes of self-mutilation
5 dead dolls (1 puppet)
4 uses of the word "snatch"
4 deaths by corn on the cob (in the brain, eye, back and through the ass)
3 uses of breast milk
3 forced abortion
3 girls giving birth
3 instances of female ejaculation
2 paralyzation scenes
2 cases of scat
1 case of Jesus(?) being anally raped by a tree branch (!!!!)
1 case of woman being raped by a plugged in lamp (minus the lampshade)
1 girl fucked by a cane
1 guy covered in maggots
1 case of masturbating with an inanimate object
1 case of masturbating with a severed arm
1 hot lesbian kiss with Megan Fox
1 attempted abortion via the ****punt
1 scene of a man's tongue being pulled through his slit throat
1 scene of a woman's stomach being pulled through her vagina
1 girl being stabbed in the eye repeatedly
1 nun being peed on
1 soon-to-be pirate being eaten by his bed
1 dead Destiny's Child

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

2006 = 36 movies
2007 = 50 movies
2008 = 31 movies
2009 = 52 --> a new all-time high!

October 1, 2009
1. The Shortcut --> 3/5 Watchable PG-13 slasher film with 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden
2. Dead Wood --> 3/5 British import about a group menaced in the woods that's a bit too familiar at times

October 2, 2009
3. Carnivorous --> 2/5 DMX helps a bunch of white teenagers fight a giant snake with a bazooka. What more could you want?
4. Legend of the Bog --> 1/5 Yikes. Now, this one's really bad.

October 3, 2009
5. The Uninvited --> 4/5 I really liked this: good performances and a nifty trick ending
6. Ghosts of Goldfield --> 2/5 Earnest but otherwise trite ghost film

October 4, 2009
7. Wild Country --> 3/5 Scottish horror film that has some nice landscape shots and a fairly good cast
8. Dorothy Mills --> 3/5 Another Scottish horror film that takes good advantage of local landscapes to help develop mood

October 5, 2009
9. Repo! The Genetic Opera --> 4/5 Who knew that this unusual, futuristic horror rock opus would be so intriguing?

October 6, 2009
10. Eden Lake --> 4/5 A British production that's violent, intense, clever, intelligent, and well-acted. One of the best from the Dimension Extreme label

October 7, 2009
11. Alien Raiders --> 4/5 By far the best movie to come out of Warner Brothers' Raw Feed label.

October 8, 2009
12. The Broken --> 4/5 Very suspenseful entry from After Dark Horrorfest III
13. Voices --> 3/5 South Korean entry from After Dark Horrorfest III with memorable and creepy visuals

October 9, 2009
14. Perkins' 14 --> 3/5 After Dark Horrorfest III entry whose novelty and energy won me over
15. Swamp Devil --> 2/5 Typical low budget CG-menace goofiness common in the Maneater Series line of home video products

October 10, 2009
16. The Thaw --> 3/5 A good cast and nice location footage compensate for a cliched script and routine concept in one of this year's entries in the Ghost House Underground series.
17. Seventh Moon --> 2/5 Another "shaky cam" runaround from this year's Ghost House Underground series.

October 11, 2009
18. The Children --> 4/5 Probably the best of this year's Ghost House Underground series.
19. The Offspring --> 1/5 Definitely the worst of this year's Ghost House Underground series.

October 12, 2009
20. The Midnight Meat Train --> 3/5 Very grisly Clive Barker-inspired gore-a-thon that is definately not for the timid

October 13, 2009
21. Laid to Rest --> 3/5 A respectably made low budget slasher movie

October 14, 2009
22. Walled In --> 3/5 A good cast playing unusual characters. Too bad it goes the torture genre route instead of sticking to the supernatural

October 15, 2009
23. Boogeyman 3 --> 3/5 Like Boogeyman 2, this is better than one would expect from a cheap horror film sequel released direct-to-video
24. Black Swarm --> 2/5 Robert Englund stars in this, yet another silly entry in the Maneater Series

October 16, 2009
25. Paranormal Activity --> 2/5 Overhyped and overrated - but I'll admit the final scene has an effective jump scare
26. Who Done It? --> 4/5 Better-than-average Abbott & Costello film has the boys playing detective on the set of the horror / mystery program "Murder at Midnight"

October 17, 2009
27. The Stepfather --> 3/5 Another dumb thriller remake with dumb characters doing dumb things - surprisingly entertaining, though
28. Midnight Movie --> 3/5 Low budget slasher film with a creative concept

October 18, 2009
29. Necessary Evil --> 2/5 You'd think a film with Lance Henriksen and Danny Trejo would be better than this
30. Messengers 2: The Scarecrow --> 2/5 This is a competently made but thoroughly routine prequel to The Messengers

October 19, 2009
31. House --> 3/5 I thought this was getting a theatrical release. In any case, some successful scares and interesting shots here

October 20, 2009
32. The Haunted Airman --> 2/5 Disappointing BBC adaptation of a Dennis Wheatley novel starring Robert Pattinson and Julian Sands

October 21, 2009
33. The Zombie Diaries --> 3/5 Not the best zombie film out there by any means, but this shaky-cam exercise does have some frightening moments.

October 22, 2009
34. Cravings --> 2/5 This one has an interesting premise but gets bogged down by a too-elaborate plot
35. Bled --> 2/5 Interesting take on vampirism, but the film fails to deliver the goods

October 23, 2009
36. Hold That Ghost --> 4/5 Earliest Abbott & Costello horror comedy - and a good one at that.
37. The Mummy --> 4/5 Excellent Jack Pierce makeup on Boris Karloff.

October 24, 2009
38. Saw VI --> 3/5 The health insurance company angle gave this entry a welcomed current events significance
39. The Bride of Frankenstein --> 4/5 Terrific sequel to Frankenstein.

October 25, 2009
40. Underworld --> 4/5 Energetic - and fun - Kate Beckinsale film involving a war between vampires and werewolves
41. My Bloody Valentine --> 3/5 Vintage slasher film from the genre's early days

October 26, 2009
42. The Mummy --> 4/5 Surprisingly fun adventurish 1999 remake of the old Universal horror classic

October 27, 2009
43. The Mummy Returns --> 3/5 Bloated by too much silliness - but a respectable enough sequel to the 1999 relaunch

October 28, 2009
44. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor --> 2.5/5 This one's the weakest of the new series, but there's still enough CG-antics to make it entertaining.

October 29, 2009
45. The Unborn --> 3/5 Fairly standard teen horror flick with a very attractive lead actress (Odette Yustman).
46. Phantom From Space --> 3/5 Fun - in a nostalgic sense - 1950's alien invader film.

October 30, 2009
47. Staunton Hill --> 2/5 Derivative backwoods slasher movie from Cameron Romero, George Romero's son.
48. The Haunting in Connecticut --> 3/5 Decent ghost yarn with Virginia Madsen.

October 31, 2009
And a Universal Horror Classics mini-marathon before the evening. . .

49. The Invisible Man --> 4/5 Very inventive 1933 take on H.G. Wells' classic.
50. The Wolf Man --> 5/5 Terrific and atmospheric signature horror film from the 1940's.
51. Phantom of the Opera --> 3/5 Long-winded version of Leroux's novel starring Claude Rains.
52. Creature From the Black Lagoon --> 5/5 One of the best monster films from the 1950s!

...and I'm now off for Halloween festivities. This year was an all-time best for me! 52 films.

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October 1
I remember the first time watching this I didn't think it was all that I had hoped. Upon revisiting it I'm still not that impressed but I did enjoy it more. It's not bad for a newer horror movie, it definitely has it's fun moments. In the end I'm still left wishing for a better movie RATING: 5/10
"So what do you guys think: Ancient Mayan temple off the beaten path? "

Boobs, boobs, and more boobs. This movie sure has a hell of a lot of tits in it which can never be a bad thing, well sometimes. Believe it or not this was my fiance's pick. The movie certainly isn't bad, it's a big throwback to the old sexploitation flicks and for the most part it pulls it off pretty well. Mary Carey's giant juggs kept me entertained for a good portion of the picture but when she leaves the movie starts to drag. One of the girls introduced later on, Juliette Clark I believe, makes me feel a little sick to my stomach. Maybe it's just me but I found her to be quite repulsive and wished she had kept her clothes on a little more. As far as horror goes this is pretty goofy stuff. I can say the killer genuinely caught me off guard, as stupid as it was. All in all it's not a bad time wasterRATING 6/10

I love going into a movie knowing nothing about it. Whoever it was from dvdtalk that recomended this film I can't thank you enough. While the characters really rubbed me the wrong way fast as the movie progressed it just got better and better. Definitely wasn't what I was expecting. I don't know what else to say other than check this movie out.RATING 8/10

October 2
This movie remains as one of my favorite slasher flicks. I have seen it far to many times and I was glad to share in it with my fiance who has never seen the movie. This was the movie that turned me into a Christian Bale fan. RATING 9/10

I had bought the Masters of Horror season 1 set a few years back and for some reason never got around to watching any of them till now. My first entry was John Carpenters Cigarette Burns and I have to say it wasn't bad. Some of the visuals in the movie really got the gore lover in me satisfied. If the rest of box set is around the same level as this movie I will be very happy. RATING 7/10

Next up in my mini MOH marathon is Argento's Jenifer. This was another fun watch for me. Admittedly I have never been much of an Argento fan but I think he did a fairly good job with this twisted love story. It was fun seeing Steven Weber again as I can't really remember him from anything other than Wings. I think he did a fairly good job with the role he was given. This was another solid entry in the series for me. RATING 7/10

I wasn't expecting as much out of Larry Cohen as I was with my last two MOH viewings but much to my surprise this was a fairly entertaining entry. The movie played out more like a black comedy than an actual horror movie though. While not really all that funny or all that scary it didn't bore me so that's a good thing. I enjoyed it but it's to bad it didn't deliver more because I do like the premise. RATING 6/10

October 3
There is something about this movie that I have always liked. I know it's not the best film and I have always hated Keanu Reeves but for some reason I find myself returning time after time for repeated viewings. Sure it has it's problems but it's just so damn entertaining and to be fair Reeves could have done a lot worse. He actually manages to somewhat pull a decent performance, well at least better than I've come to expect from him. All in all, this is probably my 8th or so viewing and I still felt entranced and entertained throughout and that can't be a bad thing. The only other thing I have to say is that the depiction of hell in this movie is excellent. I know the reviews aren't so strong on this one and if you haven't seen it yet because of that, try it out. It may not be the best movie but at least you won't fall asleep.RATING 7/10

I'm a little ashamed to say this was a first time viewing for me. Because I hadn't for some reason seen this classic movie yet I was really looking forward to it. Needless to say I was a little disappointed. Now that's not to say it wasn't good because it was. I just feel like maybe I held higher standards for it because it's just one of those movies you have to see. I think I'll have to jump on board with everyone and say I didn't see Tobe Hooper anywhere in this picture. It had a Spielberg vibe throughout. RATING 7/10

"Eh," that about sums up how I feel about this movie. It's not that I hated it and it's not that I particularly liked it. It was very mediocre. The acting is good but unfortunately the story isn't, I didn't care much for anything happening except for the killing. The violence was unflinching and some moments had me giggling(yes that's right, for some reason I laugh at moments of extreme violence)at all that was happening on screen. It definitely pleased the gore lover in me. The one gripe I have about the gore is that occasionally they veered into CG for the blood and gore and it just came off as bad and cartoon like. I won't say anything to in depth but the ending was absolutely retarded. The movie doesn't set it up what so ever, it's not a twist it's just dumb. I get this is Clive Barker and all but there was almost no hinting to that conclusion anywhere else in the film. RATING 5/10

October 4
Wow, this was pretty boring. It's the story about a teenage girl who has what I think was a heart attack and dies but remains functional. Her family then tries to dispatch of her as she begins to rot and decay. To be fair for how low budget it was there is some fairly decent gore though not very much of it. Most of the film was shot in B&W so I have a feeling that helped with the convincing of the gore. Either way I would never sit through this again. RATING 2/10

I admittedly fell asleep my first attempt at watching this. A movie with boobs and killing and I fell asleep, I think that says a whole lot. I kind of knew this wasn't going to be all that great but I was hoping to at least be entertained throughout. Sadly it didn't do much for me. RATING 4/10

October 5
There is a certain point in this movie where a character picks up a chainsaw and spews out "Ash would be so proud." I actually almost took that as an insult. This movie is so bad it feels like a slap in the face that they would even mention Evil Dead. Now I may be a little biased because I know quite a bit about the filming and the crew of this movie and well the director is probably the biggest tool in the film industry. This movie is basically a poor excuse for scene kids to make a zombie flick and it shows complete with terrible music and all. This isn't one of those it's so bad it's good horror movies its just BAD. They were working on a very tight budget and I know this but the video just looks so awful and choppy. I feel as though I'm watching some CAM recording someone took at the theater to bootleg. The sound mix is pretty awful too, it doesn't help that the director felt like he could do a better job voicing over quite a few scenes in which it sounds awful and like a terrible asian to english track dubbing. It's a little noticeable when the characters voices change out of the blue. This movie has absolutely no ending, and I mean no ending whatsoever. I can't tell if thats a good thing or if it just pissed me off more. On the better end of the spectrum at least it ended quicker that way. I know the Dimension Extreme label isn't know for churning out all quality but how anyone payed these guys for this movie is beyond me. To the films credit I will give it this: The gore and makeup certainly isn't all that bad and some of the actors aren't entirely terrible but that is the only shining beacon of light I can find and the only reason it gets any kind of rating from me rather than a 0. RATING 1/10

It's not that this movie is entirely bad, it's just not what I was expecting. I picked this up awhile back cheap at blockbuster because the cover art was interesting and on the front it boasts "A combination of Oldboy and Fight Club," Which just happen to be to of my favorite films. Turn it around to the other side and we have the quote "Cult status among asian horror fans is assured." I know that these quotes are usually BS but coupled with the intense looking cover art it seemed like a good blind buy. Again it isn't that it's bad but it was a whole hell of a lot slower than the package made me believe. All in all it was a decent enough movie although the end really kind of dragged on longer than it needed to. RATING 6/10

October 6
This movie just does everything right for me. From beginning to end I just can't help but be completely entertained. It helps that science fiction and horror are my two favorite genres so the pairing is just perfect for me. RATING 9/10

I have owned all the Alien movies for some time now and with how much I love Alien I'm actually quite surprised it took me this long to watch the rest of the entries. Aliens is another solid film, while it turns up the action in lieu of horror a bit I still found it to be one fun ride even though I did find myself missing the Claustrophobic tension that Alien brings to the to the table. It's a fantastic film for what it is and probably one of the best sequels that I've seen. RATING 8/10

My fiance had never seen Lost Boys so it was a perfect opportunity to finally open up the copy I had purchased to long ago. It has been a couple years since I've last seen the flick but it's still as fun as I remember. While not really delivering on the scares it's a great look into the 80's and just all around fun. RATING 7/10

I can't remember the last time I had this much fun at the theaters. I don't get all the complaining about Jesse Eisenberg, personally I prefer him to Michael Cera and think he does a great job with the role he's given. Woody is just a hell of a lot of fun any time he's on screen and the movie has the best cameo I've ever seen. I know this rating will probably drop with repeated viewings but right now I couldn't have possibly been more pleased with the movie. RATING 9/10

October 7
With how much I enjoyed the first two Alien films it was a real shame this wasn't better. I actually liked the plot and the setting a lot but the movie just didn't deliver. I still can't put my finger on what felt wrong about the movie, maybe it was just that I watched it within a day of the fantastic first two films. RATING 5/10

Substantially better than Alien 3 but not quite to the height of greatness that the first two achieved. What it leaves me with is an engaging movie that's good enough. It doesn't hurt that Ron Perlman is fun to watch in nearly anything he plays. On a final note, What's with the last Alien? It looks like it has down syndrome.RATING 6/10

I may be alone on this but I always found Near Dark to be the superior Vampire flick of the 80's. I love Lost Boys but I always enjoyed Near Dark far more. Maybe it's just because my grandfather raised me on Westerns and this movie oozes that western feeling. It was a lot of fun watching this after Aliens because most of the cast is here and for some reason I never realized until now that Caleb was Nathan from Heroes. If it weren't for the ending falling flat this would probably be one of my favorite horror films. RATING 8/10

Wow, I'm still not quite sure what I just witnessed. This is one movie that actually lives up to it's name. Gore is in the title and gore is what you get. There is blood, lot's of it. There seems to be a real anime feel to the movie but I can't say for sure as I don't watch anime. Either way it's just plain weird but at least it never got boring. For some reason penis removal of some kind seems to be the underlying theme of my horror movie challenge because it just keeps popping up. RATING 7/10
I never quite viewed TCM as the masterpiece that some people thought it was. I think it is by and far a effective film and realize how influential it was on the horror genre but I don't see it as this perfect beacon of light in the world of horror. I don't need to say much about this one as I'm sure just about everyone has seen it. It's terrifying, unsettling, gritty, and instills hopelessness like few films can. RATING 8.5/10

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

31 in 31 days for me, one per day, as per usual.

Some inspired choices in the 31 films subset. I own all but eight of them. My compliments to those doing the choosing.

10/1 - House of Wax (1953) (B)
10/2 - Carnival of Souls (1962) (B+)
10/3 - Phantasm 2 (1988) (B+)
10/4 - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) (C)
10/5 - [REC] (2007) (A-)
10/6 - Ils (Them) (2006) (B+)
10/7 - Die, Monster, Die! (1965) (C)
10/8 - The Dead Pit (1989) (D+)
10/9 - Phenomena (1985) (B+)
10/10 - The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) (B)
10/11 - Session 9 (2001) (A-)
10/12 - Child's Play 2 (1990) (C+)
10/14 - The Other Hell (1981) (D)
10/15 - Suspiria (1976) (A)
10/16 - Asylum (1972) (A-)
10/17 - Village of the Damned (1960) (A-)
10/18 - Paranormal Activity (2009) (B+)
10/19 - Frogs (1972) (C+)
10/20 - The Stepfather (1987) (B+)
10/21 - Drag Me to Hell (2009) (B+)
10/22 - Tales from the Crypt (1972) (B)
10/23 - The Monster Club (1980) (C)
10/24 - Children of the Damned (1963) (B)
10/25 - Creepshow 2 (1987) (C+)
10/26 - The Children (1980) (C-)
10/27 - Night of the Creeps (1986) (A-)
10/28 - The Orphanage (2007) (A-)
10/29 - The Skull (1965) (B)
10/30 - Captive Wild Woman (1943) (C)
10/31 - The Norliss Tapes (1973) (B+)

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

advdfreak's 5th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" List

*This year, I am counting down my favorite 125 horror movies*

October 1st
1. (#125) Midnight Movie (2008) BD
2. (#124) The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) BD
3. (#123) Motel Hell (1980) DVD

October 2nd
4. (#122) Night Of The Demons (1988) DVD
5. (#121) Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007) DVD
6. (#120) Student Bodies (1981) DVD
7. (#119) Trilogy Of Terror (1975) DVD
8. (#118) Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) DVD
9. (#117) The Ruins (2008) BD
10. (#116) Freddy vs. Jason (2003) BD
11. (#115) Jeepers Creepers II (2003) DVD

October 3rd
12. (#114) Happy Birthday To Me (1981) DVD
13. (#113) Hostel: Part II (2007) DVD
14. (#112) Scary Movie (2000) DVD
15. (#111) Darkness Falls (2003) DVD
16. (#110) Hellraiser (1987) BD
17. (#109) Tremors (1990) DVD

October 4th
18. (#108) Vacancy (2007) BD
19. (#107) Salem's Lot (1979) DVD
20. (#106) House Of Wax (2005) BD
21. (#105) Urban Legend (1998) DVD
22. (#104) Campfire Tales (1997) DVD
23. (#103) My Bloody Valentine (1981) DVD
24. (#102) Black Christmas (2006) DVD
25. (#101) The Amityville Horror (2005) DVD

October 5th
26. (#100) Pumpkinhead (1988) DVD
27. (#99) Friday The 13th (2009) BD
28. (#98) Pet Sematary (1989) DVD

October 6th
29. It's Alive (2009) DVD
30. Trick 'r Treat (2008) BD
31. (#97) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) DVD
32. (#96) The Grudge (2004) BD

October 7th
33. (#95) Quarantine (2008) BD
34. (#94) Halloween (2007) BD

October 8th
35. (#93) Candyman (1992) DVD
36. (#92) Children Of The Corn (1984) BD

October 9th
37. (#91) I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) DVD
38. (#90) Phantasm (1979) DVD
39. (#89) The Burning (1981) DVD
40. (#88) The Descent (2005) BD
41. (#87) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) DVD
42. (#86) Hell Night (1981) DVD
43. Warlock (1989) DVD

October 10th
44. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) DVD
45. Mother's Day (1980)[ DVD
46. Night Of The Demons 2 (1994) DVD
47. The Thaw (2009) BD
48. Seventh Moon (2008) BD
49. Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988) DVD

October 11th
50. (#85) The Changeling (1980) DVD
51. (#84) Christine (1983) DVD
52. (#83) Cabin Fever (2002) DVD
53. (#82) Bride Of Chucky (1998) DVD
54. (#81) Dawn Of The Dead (2004) BD
55. (#80) Prince Of Darkness (1987) DVD
56. (#79) The Ring (2002) DVD
57. (#78) Suspiria (1977) DVD
58. (#77) Creepshow (1982) BD

October 12th
59. (#76) High Tension (2003) DVD
60. (#75) Re-Animator (1985) DVD
61. (#74) Near Dark (1987) DVD

October 13th
62. Drag Me To Hell (2009) BD
63. The Children (2009) BD

October 14th
64. (#73) The Devil's Rejects (2005) BD
65. (#72) The Howling (1981) DVD

October 15th
66. (#71) The Last House On The Left (2009) BD
67. (#70) The Others (2001) DVD
68. (#69) The Orphanage (2007) DVD

October 16th
69. (#68) Hostel (2005) BD
70. (#67) The Exorcist III (1990) DVD

October 17th
71. (#66) Arachnophobia (1990) DVD
72. (#65) Inside (2007) DVD
73. (#64) The Innocents (1961) DVD
74. (#63) 28 Days Later (2002) DVD

October 18th
75. (#62) Audition (1999) BD
76. (#61) [Rec] (2007) DVD
77. (#60) Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) DVD
78. (#59) Frontier(s) (2007) DVD
79. (#58) Child's Play (1988) BD
80. (#57) The Birds (1963) DVD

October 19th
81. (#56) The Mist (2007) BD
82. (#55) Misery (1990) BD
83. (#54) Jeepers Creepers (2001) DVD
84. (#53) The Lost Boys (1987) BD

October 20th
85. (#52) The Strangers (2008) BD

October 21st
86. (#51) My Bloody Valentine (2009) BD
87. (#50) The Blair Witch Project (1999) DVD
88. (#49) Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) DVD
89. (#48) Wrong Turn (2003) BD

October 22nd
90. (#47) Shaun of the Dead (2004) BD
91. (#46) Sleepy Hollow (1999) BD
92. (#45) Scream (1996) DVD

October 23rd
93. Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead (2009) DVD

October 24th
94. (#44) The Hills Have Eyes (2006) DVD
95. (#43) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) BD
96. (#42) The Frighteners (1996) HD DVD

October 25th
97. (#41) From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) DVD
98. (#40) Friday The 13th Part 3 (1982) BD
99. (#39) A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) DVD
100. (#38) Fright Night (1985) DVD
101. (#37) Carrie (1976) BD
102. (#36) Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) DVD
103. (#35) The Return of the Living Dead (1985) DVD
104. (#34) Rosemary's Baby (1968) DVD

October 26th
105. Night Of The Creeps (1986) BD
106. (#33) The Wolf Man (1941) DVD
107. (#32) Young Frankenstein (1974) DVD

October 27th
108. (#31) The Haunting (1963) DVD
109. (#30) The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) DVD
110. (#29) Saw (2004) BD

October 28th
111. (#28) Army Of Darkness (1992) BD
112. (#27) The Fog (1980) DVD
113. (#26) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) BD

October 29th
114. (#25) Planet Terror (2007) BD
115. (#24) Interview With The Vampire (1994) BD
116. (#23) Frankenstein (1931) DVD
117. (#22) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) BD
118. (#21) Evil Dead II (1987) BD
119. (#20) The Omen (1976) BD

October 30th
120. (#19) Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) DVD
121. (#18) The Evil Dead (1981) DVD
122. (#17) Dracula (1931) DVD
123. (#16) An American Werewolf In London (1981) BD
124. (#15) Halloween II (1981) DVD
125. (#14) The Amityville Horror (1979) BD
126. (#13) Friday The 13th (1980) BD
127. (#12) Black Christmas (1974) BD
128. (#11) Poltergeist (1982) BD
129. (#10) Night of the Living Dead (1968) DVD

October 31st, Halloween
130. (#9) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) DVD
131. (#8) Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981) BD
132. (#7) Dawn Of The Dead (1978) BD
133. (#6) The Thing (1982) BD
134. (#5) The Shining (1980) BD
135. (#4) Psycho (1960) DVD
136. (#3) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) BD
137. (#2) The Exorcist (1973) DVD
138. (#1) Halloween (1978) BD

*End Of List*

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
-X- 1940 - The Wolf Man (1941)
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - The Innocents (1961)
-X- 1970 - Trilogy Of Terror (1975)
-X- 1980 - Motel Hell (1980)
-X- 1990 - Urban Legend (1998)
-X- 2000 - Midnight Movie (2008)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
-X- G - The Haunting (1963)
-X- PG - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
-X- PG-13 - Darkness Falls (2003)
-X- R - Student Bodies (1981)
-X- NC-17 - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, (Blu-ray) The Ruins (2008)
-X- Second format, (DVD) Scary Movie (2000)
-X- Third format, (HD DVD) The Frighteners (1996)

Watch a film starring:
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - The Wolf Man (1941)
--- Vincent Price -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Christopher Lee -
-X- Robert Englund - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
-X- Bruce Campbell - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, (Spanish) The Orphanage (2007)
-X- Second language, (Japanese) Audition (1999)

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - The Lost Boys (1987)
-X- Frankenstein - Young Frankenstein (1974)
-X- Werewolf - The Howling (1981)
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
-X- Ghost/haunting - The Amityville Horror (2005)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Warlock (1989)
-X- Zombie - Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Tremors (1990)
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)
-X- Revenge - The Last House On The Left (2009)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Bride Of Chucky (1998)
-X- Killer/evil animal - Arachnophobia (1990)
-X- Killer/evil child - Children Of The Corn (1984)
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - [Rec] (2007) / Quarantine (2008)
--- based on a video game -
-X- based on a novel - Salem's Lot (1979)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Misery (1990) (Kathy Bates - winner Best Actress in a Leading Role)
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - The Evil Dead (1981), The Evil Dead II (1987), Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- anthology film - Trick 'r Treat (2008)
-X- takes place on a holiday - Black Christmas (2006)
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night Of The Demons (1988)
-X- called "Return of ..." - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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