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Old 09-18-10, 09:25 PM
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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread



October 1
1. Case 39* - 6/10
2. The Most Dangerous Game* - 6.5/10
3. Cannibal Ferox* - 6/10
4. Quarantine* - 6.5/10

October 2
5. Don't Answer the Phone* - 3/10

October 3
6. Prime Evil* - 3/10
7. The Ghoul* - 6/10
8. Pandorum* - 4/10

October 4
9. Raw Meat* - 6.5
10. Son of Dracula* - 7/10
11. House of Dracula - 6/10

October 5
12. A Tale of Two Sisters* - 7.5/10
13. The Ninth Gate* - 6.5/10


October 6
14. The Bat* - 5.5/10
15. House on Haunted Hill ('59)* - 7/10

October 7
16. New Year's Evil* - 5.5/10
17. The Seventh Victim* - 7/10
18. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy*

October 8
19. Leviathan* - 6/10
20. Raising Cain* - 6.5/10
21. Fright Night Part II* - 7/10


October 9
22. Happy Birthday to Me* - 6/10
23. The Uninvited* - 4/10
24. Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster* - 5.5/10


October 10
25. Last House on the Left ('72)* - 6/10
26. Freddy vs. Jason - 6/10

October 11
27. The Silent Scream* - 5.5/10
28. White Zombie* - 5.5/10
29. The Gore Gore Girls* - 6/10

October 12
30. The Invisible Man - 9/10
31. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie* - 7/10
32. Queen of Blood* - 4.5/10

October 13
33. Vampyr*
34. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul* - 7/10
35. The Video Dead* - 6/10


October 14
36. The Mummy's Curse* - 5.5/10[/b]
37. Ghost Story* - 6/10

October 15
38. Friday the 13th ('80) - 6.5/10
39. Cannibal Appocalypse* - 6/10
40. Vampyres* - 4.5/10

October 16
41. Frankenstein '31 - 9.5/10
42. Deranged - 7/10
43. Friday the 13th part 2 - 7/10

October 17
44. Motel Hell - 7/10
45. The Omen* '76 - 7.5/10

October 18
46. Opera* - 6/10
47. Fiend Without a Face* - 5/10
48. Friday the 13th Part 3 - 7/10

October 19
49. MST3000: Soultaker*
50. Night of the Demons '09* - 6/10

October 20
51. Army of Darkness - 8/10
52. Silent Hill* - 3.5/10
53. The Cabient of Dr Caligari* - 7.5/10

October 21
54. Ringu* - 6/10
55. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter - 6.5/10

October 22
56. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead* - 5.5/10
57. Tremors* - 8/10

October 23
58. City of the Living Dead* - 6/10
59. Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning - 6/10

October 24
60. Dracula '31 - 8/10
61. Repo! The Genetic Opera* 4.5/10
62. Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives - 6.5/10

October 25
63. The Devil's Wedding Night* - 3.5/10
64. Poltergeist - 8/10
65. Monkey Shines - 6/10

October 26
66. Dagon* - 6.5/10

October 27
67. Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad - 7/10
68. Prom Night '80* - 6/10

October 28
69. Tales of Terror* - 6/10
70. Trauma* - 5.5/10
71. Demonic Toys* - 4.5/10

October 29
72. Saw 3D*
73. Don't Open Till Christmas* - 4/10

October 30
74. Attack of the Puppet People* - 5.5/10
75. Stepfather 2* - 6.5/10

October 31
76. Revenge of the Living Dead Girls* - 2/10
77. Tales from the Hood* - 7.5/10

*=1st viewing

Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 - Frankenstein 1910
--- 1920 - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
--- 1930 - The Most Dangerous Game
--- 1940 - The Seventh Victim
--- 1950 - Fiend Without a Face
--- 1960 - Tales of Terror
--- 1970 - Deranged
--- 1980 - Motel Hell
--- 1990 - Raising Cain
--- 2000 - Quarantine
--- 2010 - Case 39
Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Ghoul
--- G - Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
--- PG - Poltergeist
--- PG-13 - The Uninvited
--- R - Happy Birthday to Me
--- NC-17 - Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
--- X - Vampyres
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Last House on the Left

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title). theater - Case 39
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title). DVD - Cannibal Ferox
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title). Blu-Ray - Freddy vs. Jason

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - House of Dracula
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - Queen of Blood
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins - At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - Raw Meat
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - Repo! The Genetic Opera
--- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - The Omen
--- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - The Silent Scream
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - Trauma
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, Korean, A Tale of Two Sisters
--- Second language, German, Vampyr
Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - Son of Dracula
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein '31
--- Werewolf - House of Dracula
--- Mummy - The Mummy's Curse
--- Invisible Man - The Invisible Man
--- Ghost/haunting - Poltergeist
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Ninth Gate
--- Zombie - The Video Dead
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Silent Scream
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster
--- Documentary - Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy
--- Musical - Repo! The Genetic Opera
--- Spoof/comedy - Army of Darkness
--- Revenge - Last House on the Left
--- Killer/evil doll - Demonic Toys
--- Killer/evil animal - Monkey Shines
--- Killer/evil child - Case 39
--- Giallo - Opera
--- J horror - Ringu
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Soultaker
--- film and its remake - A Tale of Two Sisters, The Uninvited
--- based on a video game - Silent Hill
--- based on a novel - Ghost Story
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - The Gore Gore Girls
--- won an Academy Award -- any category - The Omen
--- silent film - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
--- Criterion version film - Fiend Without a Face
--- with commentary - Dracula '31
--- film and at least two of its sequels - Friday the 13th, Friday Part 2, Friday Part 3
--- anthology film - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
--- appears on video nasties list - Cannibal Apocalypse
--- hosted by Elvira - The Devil's Wedding Night
--- takes place on a holiday - New Year's Evil
--- takes place in space - Pandorum
--- takes place on or under the sea - Leviathan
--- animated film - Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Demons '09
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge of the Living Dead Girls
--- called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Puppet People
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - City of the Living Dead

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GOALS:
-Watch 45 entries
-70% being first viewings
-Complete half the checklist



October 1

"I don't suppose we have any silver bullets?"
Holy crap, did I just see that? I never thought I would see this intense of gore out of a attempted blockbuster. Sadly, that's about the best I can say about the rather shallow film. It never really finds it's footing and just fumbles from scene to scene which is understandable considering the missteps the movie had in production. There are so many different hands at work here that it just comes off as an utter mess which is a shame because there is some promise. RATING: 5/10


"Hit it Chocolate Thunder!"
To kick off my day I decided to go hit up the dollar theater to see Piranha 3D minus the 3D. This movie taught me two things: 1. 3D is absolutely a useless fad and 2. Modern horror movies can still be a hell of a lot of fun. From the countless nudity scenes to the finale bloodbath it's a hell of a ride from start to finish. Jerry O'Connel hams it up perfectly in his role and Christopher Lloyd is well, pretty much crazy. I can't say enough how much fun I had with this movie, especially the second viewing when seeing it not in 3D. RATING: 9/10


"When the zombie outbreak first hit, the first to go, for obvious reasons... were the fatties."
It's been a full year since I've last seen zombieland. All the fun and enjoyment I had at the theater last October stayed true with my second viewing this October. It's got style, it's got laughs, and it's got gore. What more could you really ask for? The cast is spot on with a special highlight going to the ever wonderful Woody Harrelson and the fantastic cameo by someone who I won't ruin if you have somehow yet to see the movie. I know Eisenberg get's a lot of shit but I think he does wonderfully, much better than a certain Arrested Development alumni would have anyways. RATING: 8/10


"Wait a minute, who am I here?"
Oh John Locke, you crazy bastard. This movie is exactly why I love this horror challenge, if it were not for peoples lists last year I never would have found this gem. The true standout is Terry O'Quinn's haunting take on the perfect family, the American Dream. Never overacting, or coming off as a cheesy slasher his performance is just plain menacing and I loved every second of it.RATING: 9/10


"Family is the most important thing"
Maybe it was because I chose to watch this back to back with the original but I hated this. Nothing that made me enjoy the original was present. There was no strong lead, there was no suspense, there was just nothing good to write home about. I don't know what else to say, do yourself a favor and watch the original and never think twice about the remake. RATING: 3/10

October 2

"This shit's getting weirder by the second"
Based on a fantastic video game? Check. A blend of sci fi/horror? Check. Tons of gore? Check. Then why is it I came out so unsatisfied? Dead Space was one of my favorite video games of the current generation of consoles so watching this was a no brainer. The edginess of the whole thing just seems forced. The movie relies far to much on gore and foul mouthed crew memebers, it never comes off authentic. And why is it okay to show animated penis in the shower room but when it comes to the woman running away in a towel all the sudden they have to much integrity to show anything? RATING: 6/10


"I think Merlotte's just got it's first vampire"
S01E01/S01E02: So far I'm not quite sure what all the hype surrounding this show is. It's not bad by any means I'm just not sure why it's adored by so many. I'll stick with it and see how it comes along. RATING: 7/10


"A bottle of your finest liquor says I can stand on one finger....you didn't say it had to be mine"
It's no secret that I'm a Stuart Gordon fan especially when Jeffrey Combs is involved and his entry in Masters of Horror is probably one of the best I've seen yet. Even though it starts off slow burning I never got bored. Combs take on Edgar Allen Poe was never anything short of engaging and having the lovely Elyse Levesque to look at didn't hurt either. Even though it starts slow boy does it explode into a hell of a finale. I highly recommend this entry in MOH. RATING: 9/10


*Motorhead's Ace of Spades starts playing* "Hey, is this the new Sinatra?"
This is my first foray into the world of MST3K and I can see why the series is such a cult classic. I almost can't imagine watching any campy low grade horror movies without the rapid fire ribbing. Funny start to finish, I'll be sure to check out more episodes before the end of the challenge. RATING: 8/10


"She needs special food"
Wow, what the hell did I just watch? It's been a long time since a movie has made me feel like this. The premise of this movie could have easily gone in a completely different direction and yet it feels so real. There are no monsters in this movie, just love between a mother and a child. It's a chilling experience and one I won't soon forget. Less than a year from now I'll be married and a family will probably come soon after that, maybe this movie was a bad choice. I told my fiancée kids were going to have to wait. RATING: 8/10

October 3

"You were born with an asshole, Doris, you don't need Chuck"
I don't think I enjoyed this as much as some people, I actually fell asleep halfway through and had to finish it the next day. The pacing just seemed off to me. It's not that it's bad, it's a fun trip through the 80's but ultimately it wasn't the joy ride I was hoping it would be. On a side note, that scientist groups logo totally reminded me of the Dharma initiative. RATING: 6/10


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CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - The Stepfather
-X- 1990 - MST3K Zombie Nightmare
-X- 2000 - Zombieland
-X- 2010 - Piranha 3D

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - Stepfather (2009)
-X- R - Wolfman (2010)
--- 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, (insert format), (insert title). Blu Ray - The Wolfman
-X- Second format, (insert format), (insert title). Netflix Instant Streaming - Zombieland
-X- Third format, (insert format), (insert title). Theater - Piranha 3D

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo -
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David -
--- Dick Miller -or- David Warner -
--- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele -
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif -
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

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 - (insert film title here) Fright Night
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Werewolf - The Wolfman
--- Mummy -
--- Ghost/haunting -
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - House of the Devil
-X- Zombie - City of the Living Dead
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Stepfather
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Burrowers
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Zombie Nightmare MST3K
-X- film and its remake - Stepfather
--- based on a novel -
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - Cabin Fever 2
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- appears on video nasties list -
--- hosted by Elvira -
--- takes place on a holiday -
-X- takes place in space - Dead Space
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Piranha 3D
--- animated film -
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - City of the Living Dead



Realizing that the way I format my list is a huge pain in the ass for the end of the month totals, I will include a running list of everything in text format to make it easier.
Spoiler:
DVD:
NETFLIX:
TELEVISION:
BLU RAY:
THEATER:
FIRST TIME VIEWING:

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2007 total: 65
2008 total: 103
2009 total: 88
2010 goal: 100

october 1
1. FROM BEYOND (1986) - 3.5/5
2. RE-ANIMATOR (1985) - 5/5

october 2
3. FROZEN (2010) - 4/5
4. LAID TO REST (2009) - 2.5/5
5. CORNERED! (2009)* - 1.5/5
6. THE HAZING (2004)* - 2/5

october 3
7. DEMON KNIGHT (1995)* - 3/5
8. BORDELLO OF BLOOD (1996)* - 2.5/5
9. MIRRORS (2008)* - 2/5
10. SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) - 5/5

october 4
11. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)* - 5/5
12. BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)* - 4/5

october 5
13. CABIN FEVER (2002) - 4/5
14. CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER (2009) - 2.5/5

october 6
15. THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970) - 4.5/5
16. THE CAT O' NINE TAILS (1971) - 3/5
17. FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (1971)* - 3/5
18. HIS NAME WAS JASON: 30 YEARS OF FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009) - 2.5/5

october 7
19. THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH (1964)* - 2.5/5
20. THE CURSE OF THE LIVING CORPSE (1964)* - 3/5
21. PLANET TERROR (2007) - 4/5
22. DEATH PROOF (2007) - 4/5
23. DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) - 3.5/5
24. HIGH TENSION (2003) - 4/5

october 8

october 9
25. HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009) - 4/5
26. TRICK 'R TREAT (2007) - 4/5
27. THE THING (1982) - 5/5

october 10
28. THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)* - 3/5
29. THE PREMATURE BURIAL (1962)* - 3/5
30. SALVAGE (2009)* - 3/5
31. THE LOST BOYS (1987) - 4/5
32. TREEVENGE (2008) - 4/5

october 11
33. THE GATE (1987) - 4/5
34. THE 'BURBS (1989) - 4/5

october 12
35. RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985) - 4/5
36. DEAD SNOW (2009) - 3/5

october 13
37. DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1968)* - 3.5/5
38. I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997) - 3.5/5
39. I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1998) - 3/5
40. I'LL ALWAYS KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (2006)* - 1.5/5
41. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008) - 4.5/5

october 14
42. MIDNIGHT MOVIE (2008)* - 2/5

october 15
43. THE BLOB (1988) - 3.5/5

october 16
44. SMASH CUT (2009)* - 1.5/5
45. THE MIST (2007) - 4.5/5
46. FEAR NO EVIL (1981) - 2.5/5
47. THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987) - 4/5
48. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) - 4/5

october 17
49. EQUINOX (1970)* - 3.5/5
50. SISTERS (1973) - 4/5
51. REPULSION (1965) - 4/5
52. THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (1958)* - 3/5
53. FEAR ITSELF: IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH (2008)* - 3/5

october 18
54. DAYBREAKERS (2009) - 3.5/5

october 19
55. PSYCHO (1960) - 5/5
56. THE BIRDS (1963) - 4.5/5

october 20
57. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932)* - 3/5
58. PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) - 3.5/5
59. NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (1988) - 3.5/5
60. NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (2009)* - 2.5/5
61. BUBBA HO-TEP (2002) - 3.5/5

october 21
62. DEMONS (1985) - 3.5/5
63. DEMONS 2 (1986) - 3/5

october 22
64. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) - 3.5/5
65. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2007) - 3/5
66. HALLOWEEN (2007) - 3.5/5
67. HALLOWEEN II (2009)- 3.5/5

october 23
68. THE BLACK CAT (1934)* - 3.5/5
69. ZOMBIE (1979) - 4/5
70. DOLLS (1987)* - 2.5/5
71. SLITHER (2006) - 3.5/5

october 24
72. CREEPSHOW (1982) - 4/5
73. CREEPSHOW 2 (1987) - 3.5/5
74. GHOSTS OF MARS (2001) - 2.5/5
75. DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) - 4/5

october 25
76. HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES (2003) - 3.5/5
77. THE DEVIL'S REJECTS (2005) - 4/5

october 26

october 27
78. CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)* - 4/5
79. DRACULA (1931)* - 4.5/5
80. THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)* - 3.5/5
81. THE RAVEN (1935)* - 3/5
82. EVIL DEAD (1981) - 4/5
83. EVIL DEAD II (1987) - 4.5/5

october 28
84. THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)* - 4/5
85. THE MUMMY (1932)* - 4/5

october 29
86. FEAR ITSELF: EATER (2008)* - 3/5
87. FEAR ITSELF: SPIRIT BOX (2009)* - 3/5
88. FEAR ITSELF: THE CIRCLE (2009)* - 2.5/5

october 30
89. WHITE ZOMBIE (1932)* - 3.5/5
90. ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN (1958)* - 3/5
91. CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962) - 3.5/5
92. CORPSE BRIDE (2005) - 3.5/5
93. FEAR ITSELF: SOMETHING WITH BITE (2009)* - 2.5/5
94. THE OFFICE: COSTUME CONTEST (2010)* - 4/5

october 31
95. IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (1966) - 5/5
96. FEAR ITSELF: COMMUNITY (2008)* - 3.5/5
97. FEAR ITSELF: NEW YEAR'S DAY (2008)* - 2.5/5
98. THE EXORCIST (1973) - 5/5
99. SUSPIRIA (1977) - 5/5
100. KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988) - 3.5/5


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


Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - FRANKENSTEIN
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - THE HAUNTED STRANGLER
-X- 1960 - THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH
-X- 1970 - BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE
-X- 1980 - FROM BEYOND
-X- 1990 - DEMON KNIGHT
-X- 2000 - LAID TO REST
-X- 2010 - FROZEN

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).
-X- First format, DVD, FROM BEYOND
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, FROZEN
-X- Third format, YouTube, TREEVENGE

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
-X- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - HALLOWEEN ('07)
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
-X- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - SMASH CUT
-X- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - THE THING
-X- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - DEMON KNIGHT
-X- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - HALLOWEEN ('07)
-X- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - THE HAZING
-X- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, FRENCH, HIGH TENSION
-X- Second language, NORWEGIAN, DEAD SNOW

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - BORDELLO OF BLOOD
-X- Frankenstein - FRANKENSTEIN
-X- Werewolf - TRICK 'R TREAT
-X- Mummy - THE MONSTER SQUAD
-X- Ghost/haunting - MIRRORS
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - DRAG ME TO HELL
-X- Zombie - RE-ANIMATOR
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - LAID TO REST
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - FRANKENSTEIN
-X- Documentary - HIS NAME WAS JASON
-X- Musical - PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
-X- Spoof/comedy - SHAUN OF THE DEAD
-X- Revenge - PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
-X- Killer/evil doll - DOLLS
-X- Killer/evil animal - FROZEN
-X- Killer/evil child - HALLOWEEN ('07)
-X- Giallo - THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - NIGHT OF THE DEMONS
-X- based on a novel - LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - THE EXORCIST
--- silent film -
-X- Criterion version film - EQUINOX
-X- with commentary - THE MONSTER SQUAD
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
-X- anthology film - CREEPSHOW
-X- appears on video nasties list - ZOMBIE
-X- hosted by Elvira - CARNIVAL OF SOULS
-X- takes place on a holiday - THE HAZING
--- takes place in space -
-X- takes place on or under the sea - CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
-X- animated film - CORPSE BRIDE
--- called "Day of ..." -
-X- called "Night of ..." - NIGHT OF THE DEMONS
-X- called "Return of ..." - RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
-X- called "Attack of ..." - ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

* = First time viewing (64% or 81/127 films)

October 1 (4 hours, 51 minutes)
[Criterion Collection Marathon]

1. Häxan* (1922, 104 minutes) 6/10: Funny & whimsical "documentary" about witchcraft, exceeded my expectations with its mockery of inquisition/witchcraft. This benefits from good attention to detail and excellent special effects especially considering the age (bite me CGI). The sensationalism is cheap fun but either lacks depth or has become cliché until the last chapter (1/7th) switches suddenly to dismissive (overly simplistic) explanation. I'm curious about the commentary. DVD (Personal collection)
2. Sisters* (1973, 92 minutes) 7/10: The plot structure is unique in that this is a mystery where from the beginning it's shown who the murderer is. The narrative is told either from a third party reporter who enters and exits the murder's environment or in flashbacks (both suggesting voyeurism, maybe a comment on popular news media). I enjoyed the surrealism as the move progressed with thick stylization getting more deliciously complex and there's some fun homages. DVD (Personal collection)
3. Flesh for Frankenstein* (1973, 95 minutes) 3/10: The acting is wooden and having read the insert essay I still think the metaphor of "sex without emotions" is unrealistic and framed in messy incoherent plot (and is not visually intriguing enough to pull off style over substance). This film might benefit from further viewings though it came across as too academic and not much fun. Online streaming (Netflix)

October 2 (4 hours, 19 minutes)
4. Eyes Without a Face* (1960, 90 minutes) 6/10: Good visuals with a mask that supposedly influenced Carpenter's Halloween. Eyes Without a Face holds the viewer in an uncomfortable struggle with most of the tension being isolated small scale social struggle so it's more of a slow burn. Music in the film often seems more whimsical than suspensful but I understand the director did not consider this to be a horror film. DVD (Personal collection)
5. The Cat and the Canary* (1927, 82 minutes) 4.5/10: Fun silent film that reminds me of Scooby Doo with parts Nightmare on Elm Street. Though I enjoyed it a lot of this seems to have been ripped off so much a lot of this film seemed familar. DVD (Netflix)
6. Night of the Dribbler* (1990, 87 minutes) 0/10: Picked the most unanticipated film I could find to crash from my Criterion spree. This film is a rancid attempt at horror comedy, even more worthless than I suspected. DVD (Personal collection)

October 3 (7 hours, 36 minutes)
[Nature Horror Theme Night]

7. Skeeter* (1993, 95 minutes) 3.5/10: I rated this movie higher not because it's good but because it's entertainingly bad early 90s cheese and I caught it in the right mood but otherwise I'm not sure it's recommended for casual viewers. I really enjoyed the giant plastic monster mosquitoes. Am I the only one who can't watch William Sanderson without thinking of Daryl from that Bob Newhart show? DVD (Personal collection)
8. Kingdom of the Spiders* (1977, 97 minutes) 7/10 : It took me some time to get use to the country atmosphere of the film but eventually found that part of the appeal. I didn't expect to enjoy it (preferring supernatural horror) but ended up having a good time. The film starts off slow but builds up. DVD (Personal collection)
9. The Black Cat* (1981, 92 minutes) 5/10 : Good Poe homage that pulls from several stories with nice atmosphere using foggy settings, cat's eye camera tactics, and a few gruesome deaths. The corny way Fulci overuses eye close-ups is amusing. I've read some bad reviews about this movie but am glad I caught it. DVD (Personal collection)
10. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005, 85 minutes) 4/10 : Most of the humor falls into cutesy rather than funny but an enjoyable diversion for "family movie night." It was nice to take a break from more serious movies. Curse of the Were-Rabbit had several fun homages to American Werewolf in London and King Kong. DVD (Netflix)
11. Zoltan, Hound of Dracula* (1978, 87 minutes) 1/10 : Painfully boring movie; I think it could have shown some promise but the plot was too ackward and the visuals not strong enough. The coolest part of the movie seems to happen within the first 5 minutes and downhill from there. I had trouble sitting through this one. I wonder if all Albert Band directed movies are this lame. DVD (Personal collection)

October 4 (4 hours, 21 minutes)
[Satanic Cult Theme Night]

12. Black Candles * (1982, 82 minutes) 2/10: Not that I have anything against gratuitous nudity but does it really have to be justified with such a pointless plot? The bestiality scene was shocking though awkward. I hear José Ramón Larraz, who directed and later disowned this film, is hilariously profane on the Vampyres commentary so might check that out later. DVD (Personal collection)
13. Satánico Pandemonium (aka La Sexorcista)* (1973, 90 minutes) 7/10 : I heard good things about this film but it was better than expected with some good imagery about a nun's temptation by the devil. Intelligently executed nunsploitation (however oxymoronic that might sound). This film my first exposure to Mondo Macabro's catalog so I'm looking forward to checking out Satan's Blood and Assault! Jack the Ripper also under their banner. DVD (Personal collection)
14. Exorcism (1974, 89 minutes) 3/10 : Paul Naschy's characters are smug to the detriment of his films. Exorcism comes across like a slow paced tame Exorcist rip-off soap opera. Interestingly the DVD has clothed variants of the scenes with nudity. The non-nude scenes were in the original theatrical release. DVD (Personal collection)

October 5 (3 hours, 32 minutes)
15. Call of Cthulhu (2005, 47 minutes) 6.5/10 : Clever film based on Lovecraft mythos that's a nice homage to silent movies. Very surreal with a lot of flashbacks and dream sequences. Online streaming (Netflix)
16. Horror Hotel* (1960, 75 minutes) 5.5/10 : Enjoyable with a lot of fog and a creepy vibe. The style was nice but I felt the plot could have been a little more complex or the twists a little more subtle. Christopher Lee is barely in the film. The ending was really hockey. DVD (Netflix)
17. Dead Snow (aka Død snø)* (2009, 90 minutes) 4/10 : Although the film flaunts nazi zombies in it's marketing they don't really show up until over 45 minutes in so the first half is a slasher tease. ...but once the nazi zombies kick in things go for broke and the film really shines. If the pacing had picked up earlier Dead Snow would be a horror classic, as is it's a rental. DVD (Netflix)

October 6 (5 hours, 22 minutes)
[Mutant Theme Night - Evil Fish Triple Feature]

18. Octaman* (1971, 79 minutes) 3.5/10 : That Octaman creature is awesome! The movie is cheesy but fun and doesn't waste any time getting to the point, good bad movie with nice pacing. The night time swamp scenes were fun and effective. Online streaming (Netflix)
19. Piranha [2D Version]* (2010, 88 minutes) 4/10 : Piranha is a fast paced fun party video with lots of t&a and fast paced editing. Very enjoyable film but it lost points for CGI cheapness and there are a lot of weak plot points especially with the last 5 minutes going downhill. The underwater first person shots are very well done and pulled me in. The underwater skinny dipping scene is worth the price of admission alone. Theater
20. Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954, 79 minutes) 7/10 : I've always thought The Creature was an under-rated Universal monster and that the first film in the trilogy is gold. DVD (Personal collection)
21. Salvage* (2008, 76 minutes) 6/10 : Unexpectedly good low budget release. There's a lot of mystery creating a nice tension and a good sense of ironic humor. I'm surprised I haven't heard this movie mentioned more since it's a good modern film. DVD (Netflix)

October 7 (3 hours, 53 minutes)
22. Black Devil Doll* (2007, 73 minutes) 1/10 : A one line joke that goes on too long and is not as clever as the writers seemed to think it was. It's not suppose to be good but it delivers what it promises including trashy one-liners and puppet sex. The film is briefly amusing but you could save 70 minutes and just watch the trailer. DVD (Personal collection)
23. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders* (1970, 77 minutes) 5.5/10 : Interesting Czechoslovakian film about a girl coming to womanhood using vampires/witches as metaphors for lust and control. Surreal arthouse vibe with good imagery. I think this would benefit from multiple viewings. DVD (Personal collection)
24. Sick Girl* (2007, 83 minutes) 3.5/10 : Gruesome film with highly stylized editing and an interesting bright quality to the film but wooden acting. Violence can be effective as a tool for creating tension but Sick Girl starts and stays violent disintegrating the plot and feeling more like a serious of gratuitous sketches than a narrative. Over the top but some scenes are enjoyably shocking. The film is lukewarm but leads up to a scorching ending. There's some interesting commentary about war and family. DVD (Personal collection)

October 8 (1 hours, 57 minutes)
[Masters of Horror double feature]

25. Sick Girl [Masters of Horror 1.10]* (2006, 60 minutes) 4.5/10 : Enjoyable segment but comes across more as a romantic comedy than a horror film at the start but has a very memorable ending (one of the bests closes yet this challenge). It's freespirited and original. Watching this made me realize how much I appreciate Angela Bettis's eccentic characters. I think Misty Mundane's talents are under utilized. Bonus points for avoiding CGI. DVD (Personal collection)
26. Deer Woman [Masters of Horror 1.07]* (2005, 57 minutes) 3.5/10 : Nice police procedural elements with a good sense of humor in parts but crawls a bit in the middle and lacks suspense. DVD (Personal collection)

October 9 (5 hours, 57 minutes)
[Hammer Horror marathon]

27. The Gorgon* (1964, 83 minutes) 3.5/10 : Much more a mystery than I expected with an unusual twist ending. I wish they would have included the Gorgon creature in more of the film but maybe that would have trashed the atmospheric slow burn and Hammer vibe. Strange twist on the medusa creature. Television (TCM)
28. The House That Dripped Blood* (1970, 101 minutes) 6/10 : Hammer anthology film about several horrors occurring in one house. This was one of the most pleasent surprises of the challenge so far, very well done. The tales weren't horrifying but lighthearted fun. DVD (Personal collection)
29. Horror of Dracula (1957, 81 minutes) 5/10 : A good spin on the Dracula mythos with excellent set pieces. Christopher Lee is menacing as Dracula. I would have rated this higher if the plot was not over-familar (thought Hammer's changes were delicious). DVD (Personal collection)
30. Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968, 92 minutes) 5.5/10 : Dracula plays a much smaller on-screen role in this film which seems more character driven. There's a lot more dramatic humor in this outing that doesn't necessarily pay off but the bloodshot vampire eyes are an improvement. The priests versus dracula angle was thicker and had a nice flare to it contributing to more of an adventure feel early on. The ending was a bit silly but overall a fun ride. DVD (Personal collection)

October 10 (4 hours, 40 minutes)
31. Black Rainbow* (1989, 103 minutes) 3/10 : This film has a lot of commentary about the mundane activities of the living (versus afterlife) which is interesting. Starts off slow with poor acting but towards the end things get surreal and hits in the gut. Parts seem disjointed and cast occassionally seem to act out of character or change motives. DVD (Netflix)
32. Smash Cut* (2009, 86 minutes) 3/10 : Campy tribute to HG Lewis gore films that features Sasha Grey and fake gore galore. Successful in part because it doesn't take itself seriously with tongue in cheek humor and has a clever plot obviously made by horror fans. Not menacing or creepy but full of corny horror comedy. DVD (Netflix)
33. Monster House (2006, 91 minutes) 5/10 : At times seems insincere riffing too hard on a Goonies/Monster Squad vibe but once the movie finds it's heart things get pretty sweet. The house backstory is corny morbid but the show is altogether a lot of fun. It's nice to see a modern horror comedy with some fire. Yes, it's a sell-out commerical vechicle but Monster House also has a lot of fun while it's at it (take note PG-13 teen horror). DVD (Personal collection)

October 11 (4 hours-)
34. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy* (2010, 240 minutes) 7/10 : Believe the hype, this documentary is a lot of fun. I wasn't planning on staying up late to finish this but there's a lot of good material and it's pretty fast paced. At 4 hours the feature is epic but probably the most fun I've had this challenge so far. DVD (Netflix)

October 12 (5 hours, 41 minutes)
[Elm Street spree part 1: 1984-1987]

35. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, 91 minutes) 6.5/10 : Classic film with nice surrealism. There's some nice depiction of teen angst (though the mother is poorly acted). It's interesting they portray Freddy's backstory in the first installment so it seems more natural and not contrived. DVD (Personal collection)
36. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985, 87 minutes) 6/10 : NoES 2 has always been a guilty pleasure for me. They do an effective job of making Freddy menacing again by adding more psychological thriller twists (it's not just an outside dream force but physical threat from the inside). I know it was panned for bringing Freddy 'into reality' but that overall theme is effective. I appreciate the attempt at being meaningful but the homoerotic undertones are a bit much and a stronger hero would have made the film more solid. DVD (Personal collection)
37. House of Dracula* (1945, 67 minutes) 5/10 : Universal Studios film bringing together Dracula, Wolf Man, and Frankenstein but wisely focuses on a plot involving a doctor stuck between the creatures. There's even a hunchback nurse thrown in for good measure. Good fun. DVD (Personal collection)
38. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987, 96 minutes) 2.5/10 : I think this is were the Elm Street series really starts botching things. This incarnation has more inventive kills but the plot about kids in an asylum is corny, the added backstory is nauseating, and the ending totally changes the Freddy character from what came before. The 80s flavor is delicious and the film gets points for having a pop rock theme song. DVD (Personal collection)

October 13 (12 hours, 12 minutes)
[Crystal Lake campaign part 1: 1986 - 2009]

39. Freddy Vs. Jason (2003, 97 minutes) 3/10 : I really want to love this film but can't because the script force feeds the plot (at times characters just narrate plot over and over) and there's not enough tension. This is the most beautifully filmed episode of the series and it's great to see these two titans take each other on. DVD (Personal collection)
40. Jason X (2001, 91 minutes) 5.5/10 : This film is one of my guilty pleasures and is much better than it has any right to be. Inventive kills, corny humor, far out premise that delievers. Favorite kill: Cryogenic face smash. DVD (Personal collection)
41. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday [Unrated Cut] (1993, 91 minutes) 2/10 : Nonsensical twist on the Friday the 13th series, discouraged... it seems like a poor riff on the Halloween franchise. I'm surprised this is the filth New Line generated when they first acquired the F13 franchise. Aspects of the film could have been good if the plot wasn't mush. DVD (Personal collection)
42. Friday the 13th VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989, 100 minutes) 4.5/10 : I was never fond of F13 8 but this viewing was really enjoyable (maybe anything would be after Jason Goes to Hell). If you can get over the face that it's not going to delivery on the New York promise it's not a bad film. Fun slew of kills with little/no plot. DVD (Personal collection)
42. Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood (1988, 88 minutes) 3.5/10 : They had to up the ante with this one by throwing in telekenesis and a grief subplot which gives it some points for cheesy desperation. I've never favored this movie but found it better on this viewing. The unmasked Jason scenes are great and I've always liked the ending. DVD (Personal collection)
43. Friday the 13th [Killer Cut]* (2009, 106 minutes) 3.5/10 : I'm sure they made the teen Jason fodder even more obnoxious in this incarnation than before. ...and the ending cannot be tolerated. There's some effective tension with more glamourious kills. That there is a prelude is nice. DVD (Personal collection)
44a. What's New Scooby Doo? [TV] - Lighthouse of Fright [3.01]/Go West, Young Scooby [3.02]/Wrestle Maniac [3.03]* (2005, 66 minutes) -/10: Being too young for Friday the 13th exposure my daughter wanted to watch cartoons so I caved and threw in this Scooby Doo set (which I have only because it was $1 & knew she would like). It's soothing to know Scooby Doo is still around but either the newer episodes are not very good or I'm just too old to appreciate them (which is why I didn't give a rating). I am reluctant to count this but will be stingy and do it for now. [Note: 44 item count completed on 10/27] DVD (Personal collection)
45. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986, 86 minutes) 4/10 : After 'A New Beginning' this is a bit of a disappointment plot wise but has always been one of my favorite F13 movie. For some reason watching it this time around didn't do as much for me. The opening scenes are excellent and the paintball stuff is fun. DVD (Personal collection)

October 14 (12 hours, 40 minutes)
[Elm Street spree part 2: 1988-1994]

46. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988, 99 minutes) 4/10 : This film has some more inventive nightmares and I really appreciate the continuity of being a direct sequel to the Dream Warriors (even if DW did suck). The nightmare scenes in this one seem more epic (apparently parts were influenced by asian action films) but the ending is a let down. DVD (Personal collection)
47. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989, 89 minutes) 5.5/10 : The "dream child" angle is an excellent idea that is not fully utilized. The ending sequence is one of the most nightmarish in the series and very well done with the closing being nonsensical but thematically meaningful. I've always hated the cartoon sequence but all together this is one of my favorite NoES films although there are dry spots. I would be interested in seeing the uncut edit. DVD (Personal collection)
48. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991, 105 minutes) 2/10 : This filth makes me angry, it's a total waste of film. The loose plot is inconsistent with the series and filled with lame appeals to pop culture and slapstick. If that's not enough there's poor acting and some of the worst kills in the series... and the play on Dream Child is aweful. If I thought it'd be worth the passion I'd make it my mission to ride the world of Freddy's Dead but think I'd father just forget the whole thing. DVD (Personal collection)
49. New Nightmare (1994, 112 minutes) 6/10 : Clever script that builds on but dismisses the mess caused by Dream Warriors and Freddy's Dead to refresh the franchise with some nice tongue in cheek playfulness. For a time it feels like the script is being cute but things get more intense with a nice payoff. The Freddy incarnation is the most menacing one yet. DVD (Personal collection)
[Crystal Lake Campaign part 2: 1982-1985]
50. Friday the 13th [V]: A New Beginning (1985, 92 minutes) 6/10 : I want to hate this film but I can't. The continuity with Tommy is nice and it's got a good a psychological thriller approach. The mid-part of it is a nice extended nighttime chase sequence. From a narrative standpoint I think this film has more plot potential than other F13 movies but a lot of it is incomplete. I applaud the gutsy twist at the end and film-makers not being married to franchise convictions. Some of the auxillary actors are a little too over the top for my tastes. Some may disagree but this is an 80s slasher classic. DVD (Personal collection)
51. Friday the 13th [IV]: The Final Chapter (1984, 91 minutes) 3/10 : The kids in this one are more obnoxious and I think they're trying too hard with the young Tommy character but the ending really sizzles. I'm not as into the sex comedy elements which seemed to drag the film for the most part although I understand this installment has the most nudity of the franchise. DVD (Personal collection)
52. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto* (2009, 77 minutes) 2.5/10 : I wanted to like this film and some of the humor is cutesy with references to horror classics but overall it's just a series of bad sex jokes. I appreciate the adult nature of the cartoon but short of overblow cartoon tits and profanity Superbeasto doesn't have much going for it. Online streaming (Netflix)
53. Friday the 13th Part III (1982, 95 minutes) 4/10 : A worthy follow-up that stays true to the spirit of the first film (stalker at a camp) complete with cabins and laterns. I always thought the bikers seemed tacked on but they up the cheese factor. The very end twist on the original is good fun. DVD (Personal collection)

October 15 (12 hours, 8 minutes)
[80s Cheese theme night]

54. Friday the 13th Part II (1981, 87 minutes) 3/10 : It's great how the early Friday the 13th films really capture the summer camp feel, the series looses this after part III. I've always hated how readily part II dispatches with leftover strands from the original and the child psychology bit is dull. F13 2 drags in the middle. Relative to other entries this film feels like it's trying to find it's ground by sticking to slasher conventions other installments abandon. DVD (Personal collection)
55. Fear No Evil* (1981, 99 minutes) 2.5/10 : I'm not sure if the plot was a series of dreamy sequences strung together in a way to make the viewer think or just nonsensical mush. Not a lot of character development or action but some surreal imagery. Overall I couldn't get into Fear No Evil and it felt like a wasted opportunity. DVD (Netflix)
56. Against the Dark* (2009, 94 minutes) 3.5/10 : Enjoyable in a campy brain dead straight to video way. Abandoned building sceanery where occassionally a badly made up vampire/zombie pops up so the camera can jiggle and key music until we're convinced the characters have escaped. I kept expecting Will Smith to pop out for an I Am Legend cross-over. AtD gets points for attempting to be atmospheric with shadowy buildings and limply trying to be existential but loses face for under utilizing Steven Seagal. DVD (Netflix)
57. Witchery* (1988, 96 minutes) 3/10 : That the Shriek Show release over-matts the aspect ratio is annoying. Linda Blair, cheesy synch music score, David Hasselhoff, haunted house... ends up being mostly boring with an occassional gruesome kills (one spoiled on the poster). The sneakiness of the bewitched house is entertaining and there's something to be said about attempted use of shiny jewlery to be horrifying. DVD (Personal collection)
58. Don't Go Into the Woods [...Alone!]* (1981, 82 minutes) 2.5/10 : I've been wanting to check out this infamously bad backwoods slasher and it is as mindnumbingly random as I had heard. It kind of makes me giddy in that everything seems like everything's playing a joke on the viewer. I think it's a stream of consciousness project. Horrifying it's not but points for surreal weirdness and being so bad it's good. DVD (Personal collection)
59. Black Roses* (1988, 84 minutes) 4.5/10 : A playful satire on the controversy around heavy metal in the 80s. There's some good build up with awesomely rubbery effects. DVD (Personal collection)
60. Buried* (2010, 95 minutes) 6/10 : Creepy thriller with a nice sense of dread and some over the top (but not off the mark) political commentary. There's some great tension in this one and a unique narrative structure. It's nice to see something inventive theatrically (especially when it feels like horror showings are limited this season). Theater
61. House on Sorority Row* (1983, 91 minutes) 5/10 : Parts seemed derivative but it gets deliciously weird towards the end. Nice imagery with 80s party at a sorority house and takes advantage of slasher clichés. DVD (Personal collection)

October 16 (6 hours, 27 minutes)
[Asian horror theme night - Ringu marathon]

62. Ringu (1998, 96 minutes) 7/10 : Creepy horror film that's probably the scariest film I've seen yet this challenge. Unsettling and edge-of-your-seat even on multiple viewings. The weirdness of the video tape is menacing and it's got a nice atmospheric vibe. It's too bad the 'evil phone call' bit had been ripped off time and again. I prefer the supernatural ESP aspects of the japanese film (versus remake). DVD (Personal collection)
63. Rasen (aka The Spiral)* (1998, 97 minutes) 3.5/10 : Regretably seems to be a vechicle to explain the Ringu event. This sequel gets really caught up in scientific explainations early on then goes for broke on the supernatural as times goes by. At times it feels like they're just throwing otherworldly stuff in to see what sticks. The ending was unexpected and surreal with a twist that seems to have some potential but burns out too quickly. Overall a pail successor. DVD (Personal collection)
64. Ringu 2* (1999, 95 minutes) 3/10 : Ringu 2 ratchets up the scares thrashing the story from Rasen [ackwardly Ringu 2 is a replacement sequel erasing Rasen]. This outing focuses more on the ethereal Sadako and survivors effected by her "curse" but still tries too hard to explain things. The pacing is more consistent than Rasen with more effective scares but I liked the Ringu 2 plot less. DVD (Personal collection)
66. Ringu 0: Bâsudei* (2000, 99 minutes) 2.5/10 : Not being satisfied spoiling the tension with inconsistent sequels to bend over backwards explaining the supernatural Ring phenomena someone made a psychological thriller prequel (there's even a Carrie homage). On principal alone Ringu 0 should never have happened; nevermind the romanic subplot trash. However, it's possible they did the best they could with what they had. There's some decent imagery and it's worth seeing but feels like a fan fiction piece trying to cater to the popularity of the original. DVD (Personal collection)

October 17 (5 hours, 9 minutes)
67. Frankenstein (1931, 70 minutes) 7.5/10 : Singeing classic that tackles ambitious themes. Good set designs and pacing. Has not lost it's impact over time despite being over-parodied. DVD (Personal collection)
68. Bride of Frankenstein (1935, 75 minutes) 6.5/10 : I enjoyed the more sympathetic take on the Frankenstein monster. Bits of this one are more playful but it better captures the fallout from the monster. DVD (Personal collection)
69. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949, 68 minutes) 4/10 : Fun take on the Legend of Sleepy Hallow with a lot of set-up time and characterization. DVD (Netflix)
70. Dark Night of the Scarecrow* (1979, 96 minutes) 7/10 : Well executed made-for-TV film that took me by storm keeping a nice tension up to a climatic and memorable ending. Lives up to the hype. DVD (Netflix)

October 18 (9 hours, 17 minutes)
71. Tourist Trap* (1979, 90 minutes) 6.5/10 : Plays out like a cross between House of Wax and Texas Chainsaw Massacre twisting through 90 minutes with strong visuals and schlocky plot. Cheap disturbing fun that felt claustrophobic with dark visuals and confined characters. More intense than I expected. DVD (Netflix)
72. Header* (2006, 89 minutes) 1.5/10 : Don't waste your time, not that I have anything against sick trash but this one was no fun. It's a one trick pony that plays out way too soon and isn't clever to begin with. DVD (Personal collection)
73. Virgin Witch* (1972, 88 minutes) 2.5/10 : Shamelessly sexploitative horror film that is otherwise bland plot about two sisters chancing upon a coven of witches. The ending picks up but is mostly forgetable. DVD (Personal collection)
74. Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated* (2009, 96 minutes) 4/10 : Cartoon mash-up using different animators and animation styles to recreate Night of the Living Dead. The idea is brilliant but much of the animation seems cheap and ineffective depending overwelmingly on still drawings. It's a surreal take on the original movie and worth watching but not as awesome as I expected it to be. DVD (Netflix)
75. Mad Monster Party?* (1967, 94 minutes) 6.5/10 : Rankin Bass claymation mash-up with Universal Horror movies and Boris Karloff that is a lot of fun. The humor is corny at times but it doesn't get more "halloween" party than this. DVD (Netflix)
76. Sorority Row* (2009, 101 minutes) 3/10 : I was curious to see this after enjoying the original (which was good but not great). The kills are more brutal but the characters more obnoxious in the 2009 film. They took a decent slasher from the 80s and made it into a generic 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' clone erasing the most effective plot points. At best the remake it lackluster. DVD (Personal collection)

October 19 (5 hours, 52 minutes)
77. Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary* (2002, 77 minutes) 5/10 : Black and white silent movie rendered ballet adaptation of Bram Stroker's Dracula that I enjoyed more that I expected too. At times the silent movie astetic and fast cuts lull the film but the experimentalism is refreshing considering how old countless Dracula adaptations can get. There's some unexpected commentary on xenophobia and economics. Online streaming (Netflix)
[Mario Bava marathon]
78. Kill Baby... Kill!* (1966, 85 minutes) 7.5/10 : Eerie mystery with stunning visuals and taunt suspense. I enjoyed the frequent plot twists and some of the sleazy development. Every time the film seemed to be petering out something happened to gear things up. DVD (Personal collection)
79. Baron Blood* (1972, 98 minutes) 4.5/10 : Atmospheric film that I did not enjoy as much as I hoped too. The plot isn't as strong is it could be and the villian/setting seem under utilized. The ending has a good twist but for most of the film seems like an extended tease. I understand the importance of subtlety but just wasn't into this one. DVD (Personal collection)
80. Shock (aka Beyond the Door II)* (1977, 92 minutes) 8/10 : My favorite viewing so far this challenge. At first I was ready to write this off but then the slow burn kicker pulled me in. There's some nightmarish imagery in this film starting early with subtle taunts erupting into full fledged supernatural holocaust. The psychological aspects of this film are intense. Highly recommended. DVD (Personal collection)

October 20 (5 hours, 42 minutes)
81. Demons [Audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, make-up artist Sergio Stivaletti, & journalist Chris Curci]* (1985, 88 minutes) 3/10 : Found the commentary on a favorite film to be limited (but I don't frequently enjoy commentaries so this might bias me). There's a language barrier with Lamberto Bava and Curci seems to have to constantly prompt him. At times Lamberto seems annoyingly arrogant. I wish the effects discussion had been more comprehensive but there's some good insight about the creative process behind the planning of the film and demon design. Longer periods of silence exist in the middle. DVD (Personal collection)
82. The Eye Creatures (aka Attack of The Eye Creatures)* (1965, 80 minutes) 1.5/10 : Aweful movie I saw on netflix instant streaming that is not very redeemable even in a cheesy way. Seems like a cheap attempt to rip off The Blob featuring rural teenages versus otherworldly creatures & the establishment. The effects are briefly entertaining but not spirited or frequent enough to be fun for long. There's a men in black subplot that is probably the most interesting part of the film. The human characters are poorly acted generalities. Online streaming (Netflix)
83. Black Sabbath* (1963, 92 minutes) 6.5/10 : Mario Bava anthology film with his trademark strong visuals and slow paced eerieness along with a nice sense of fun (you can't beat that ending). My favorite segment was A Drop of Water. DVD (Personal collection)
84. Midnight Movie* (2008, 82 minutes) 3.5/10 : Ended up being better than I expected despite lukewarm acting and less than original ideas. Going into it I didn't expect to like the film but it was a lot of fun to watch, good but not great. I appreciated the emphasis on supernatural and quality slasher elements that seem missing from more recent horror outings. The killer is cheesey but that seems tongue-in-cheek. DVD (Personal collection)

October 21 (3 hours, 19 minutes)
85. Zoo* (2005, 119 minutes) 4.5/10 : J-horror anthology film containing hit & miss segments. I found 2 of the 5 segments to be effective and thought provoking but the others were worth watching (at least) once. DVD (Personal collection)
86. The Deadly Spawn* (1983, 80 minutes) 5.5/10 : Great creature effects with nice references to science fiction and horror standouts. Nice basement setting and some hilarious tongue-in-cheek jokes. There's some really awesome set pieces and design that really help propell the film. I want to rate this movie higher but parts of it dragged. DVD (Netflix)

October 22 (4 hours, 42 minutes)
87. Paranormal Activity 2* (2010, 91 minutes) 6.5/10 : The slow parts are even slower but once things speed up it gets heavier than last year's outing. The plot is thicker weaving a 'paranormal activity' mythos. Even though on principle I still think it's a sequel that never should have happened it turned out the best it could have. Theater
88. Saw [Uncut Edition] (2004, 103 minutes) 6/10 : Surprisingly this one holds up better than I thought on multiple viewings. There's a nice sense of tension and great twists. The score really helps propell the film. Maybe I'm desensitized but I didn't find it to be as bloody as hyped. DVD (Personal collection)
89. Penguins of Madagascar: I Was a Penguin Zombie* (2010, 88 minutes) 2.5/10 : A kids TV show so I'll go easy but doesn't live up to the potentially awesome premise. This contains a series of episodes with some nice variety of horror - zombies, possessed cars, hauntings, time travel. It is refreshing to see creepy 'family oriented' content reminiscent of Scooby Doo. DVD (Netflix)

October 23 (4 hours-)
90. Bandh Darwaza (aka The Closed Door)* (1990, 145 minutes) 6/10 : An bollywood/indian adaptation of Dracula with a fairly menacing monster but some drag from a love triangle dramatic subplot. I've never seen any bollywood films before but this mix of horror ambiance and musical is funny. Even though it was made in the 90s it's got a weird 70s vibe because of the lower production values. DVD (Personal collection)
91. Saw II [Uncut 'Special Edition'] (2005, 95 minutes) 3/10 : The worst Saw movie ever. I've always hated the group of people trapped in a house approach and found the victim characters unrealistically brutal making it hard to suspend disbelief. There are some redeeming thematic concepts and links in the franchise but as a stand alone it's weak. The traps are more cringe-worthy. DVD (Personal collection)

October 24 (9 hours, 36 minutes)
[Saw double feature 1: 2006-2007]
92. Saw III [unrated 'Director's Cut'] (2006, 121 minutes) 6/10 : Saw III is my favorite of the series, the interplay is more clever and I love it's theme (don't want to spoil). This seems to me to be one of the most thought out items in the franchise. The kills are also more inventive. DVD (Personal collection)
93. Saw IV [Unrated Director's Cut] (2007, 95 minutes) 4/10 : Ackward because it propells seemingly minor characters into the spotlight with little recap. It's also annoying how they try to explain Jigsaw's backstory. However, points for continuing the franchise although forced. DVD (Personal collection)
[Critters marathon: 1986-1992]
94. Critters* (1986, 82 minutes) 4/10 : Better than I expected with suspenseful pacing and fun creature effects. Good 80s cheese bounty hunter and pop rock theme song. The Critters themselves could have used more screentime but I guess that was part of the suspense. DVD (Personal collection)
95. Critters 2* (1988, 95 minutes) 5.5/10 : Cheesier and more fun than the first one with more critter creature time. Critters 2 has an ackward comedic tone and could have benefited from being more "out there." It struggles between low key horror, western, comedy, and science fiction rather than whole heartedly one or the other and suffers for it. Someone finally made an Easter horror film. The more it simmers the more I like this movie despite it's flaws (I've changed my rating 3x now); Critters 2 alone is worth the cost of the '4 Film Favorites' set. DVD (Personal collection)
96. Critters 3* (1991, 83 minutes) 2/10 : A real bore especially after the prior film, the characters are wooden and the critters spend half the film in a room by themselves raiding a random pantry. Total disappointment. DVD (Personal collection)
97. Critters 4* (1991, 100 minutes) 2.5/10 : Only slightly better than Critters 3 with a lot of tired space drama that makes the critters seem more like a random subplot than the core of the film. Critters in space had a lot of potential but is totally wasted. Brief parts of the film were fun. DVD (Personal collection)

October 25 (0 minutes)
xx. [No challenge content watched]

October 24 (3 hours, 1 minute)
98. The Witches (1990, 91 minutes) 6.5/10 : I have fond memories of seeing this movie when I was much younger and found it still lived up to my enthusiasm. Angelica Huston is spot on as a witch and there's some great transformation effects. I wish this was avaliable in widescreen format. DVD (Personal collection)
99. The Grapes of Death* (1978, 90 minutes) 7/10 : Score one for slow zombies, this film has a nice restrained pace that is refreshing after eplieptic zombie overload favored in more recent films. There's more emphasis on atmospheric tension with, for example, and blind girl wondering through corpse filled vineyards. The production values are lower (which I think added to the charm of the film) and some of the acting is poor. Genius title. I'm hoping to catch more Jean Rollin films this week. DVD (Netflix)

October 27 (9 hours, 8 minutes)
100. I Sell the Dead* (2008, 85 minutes) 6/10 : An unending slew of horror adventure gags that seems disconnected a times but is overall a lot of fun. Lots of gruesome twists in a free wheeling light hearted styles with thick atmosphere. DVD (Netflix)
[Phantasm marathon: 1979-1998]
101. Phantasm (1979, 88 minutes) 7/10 : Nightmarish imagery with an iconic soundtrack and good cinematography. I wish more horror films had the immediacy of Phantasm hoisted by strong continuious visuals without need to rationalize everything. I can't think of any other film to compare Phantasm too. "This thing's not going to leak on my ice cream, is it?" DVD (Personal collection)
102. Phantasm II* (1988, 97 minutes) 6.5/10 : Surprisingly effective continuation with dreamy sequences that remain eerie but natural without caving to narrative explanation. I like the roadtrip vibe and action elements which keep the intstallment fresh. I remember seeing the embalming part of this as a kid and being really scared. It's petty but the tallman is more clearly supernatural in this film which makes sense but degrades his character slightly (I preferred his ambiguity in the first movie). The ending was predictable. DVD (Personal collection)
103. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead* (1994, 91 minutes) 5/10 : Now Phantasm gets weird... but I enjoyed the ethereal vibe that continues to pump through this installment. The spheres really fly in this one and it's got a much more madcap cult oddity vibe that's more cheesy fun than out-right creepy (this is a disappointment after the 1st 2, but still effective and probably a necessary change). There are some nice plays on fantasy versus reality but this one felt more like a spin-off than a proper sequel. DVD (Personal collection)
104. Phantasm IV: Oblivion* (1998, 90 minutes) 5.5/10 : By the forth movie I've really started to enjoy the constant surreal endings and twists of the series (I think even the worst Phantasm is better than the more popular Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th sequels). Oblivion is the most otherworldly and epic feeling of these films and I really enjoy the sense of abandonment/isolation this film harbors with every scene being desolate. DVD (Personal collection)
105. And Then There Were None* (1945, 97 minutes) 4.5/10 : Polished murder mystery film with 10 strangers invited to a house where they get killed one by one. Apparently they changed the ending from Agatha Christie's book. This film was not bad but parts of it seemed ackward and a lot of the action happened off camera. DVD (Netflix)

October 28 (15 hours, 14 minutes)
[Jean Rollins double feature]
106. Shiver of the Vampires* (1971, 90 minutes) 4/10 : Caught a washed out 35mm print at theather. This was a mind boggling mix of gothic imagery (so of which is spot on) and exploitation with some especially poor actors (2 vampires) and bad wardrobe (bloodsuckers in polyester bell bottom decour). Some of the intentionally cartoonish segments slowed the film which could have been shorted was effective overall. The core plot about a couple being pulled apart and into vampirism is interesting and there's some good contrast desiring death versus seeking a fulfilling life. It was fun to see but I'm not sure how often I'd revisit. Theater
107. The Living Dead Girl* (1982, 86 minutes) 5.5/10 : This movie reminded me a lot of Frankenstein. Although there's a toxic zombie french girl who craves blood the film's crux is morally complex character drama. Some of the interactions seem un-natural but the existential themes they lead too are compelling. DVD (Personal collection)
[Hellraiser marathon]
108. Hellraiser (1987, 94 minutes) 6/10 : One of the cool things about Clive Barker is that he starts off with intense gruesome/gothic imagery then twists it into a compelling story. Early on the intensity becomes pedestrian making gruesome segments less creepy lulling into false "desensitization" before things start to sizzle with cat & mouse chases between Frank, cenobites, and Kirsty. I never understood Clare's motive (presumably all consuming lust but it's not convincing) so early segments seem more sensory than logical. Parts of Hellraiser suffer are overly ambitious but it's reputation as a horror classic is deserved. DVD (Personal collection)
109. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988, 99 minutes) 4.5/10 : I hated Hellbound on first viewing but liked it much better this time. The asylum setting is cheesy and the girl who can solve puzzles a bit forced so the plot could have been more thought out. Otherwise it works as a fantasy film with horror elements. The vengence of the cenobites and unexpected return of characters carry over nicely from the first film. As a menace the doctor pails in comparison. I wonder how much was influenced by Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors which is similar and filmed a year earlier (although Hellbound is a much better film). DVD (Personal collection)
xxx. Meaningless Placeholder to Complain About Hellraiser III's Out of Print Status
110. Hellraiser [IV]: Bloodline (1996, 86 minutes) 2.5/10 : As a serious stand alone film Bloodline is lackluster but as a tacked on appendage to a franchise it's mildly interesting. I hate origin stories and for a moment this one seemed more epic with period demon segments, modern day lore, and even exoskeleton sci-fi pagants. However, instead of living up to this potential Bloodline instead shoves a watered down Pinhed down our throats (he didn't play chase, talk your ear off, or call anyone a "victim" in the first two). I would love to see the proper 'director's cut' edit. DVD (Personal collection)
111. Hellraiser [V]: Inferno (2000, 99 minutes) 5.5/10 : I loved this the first time I saw it and think it holds up well. Hallucinatory detective story about a corrupt cop on the trail of a child kidnapper. It's not big on the Hellraiser mythos, which is haphazardly tacked on. This installment feels like a cheap cable movie but I appreciate the trippy imagery and frantic story. It's a fun ride but there are some cheap shots and it's not for everyone. DVD (Personal collection)
112. Hellraiser [VI]: Hellseeker (2002, 89 minutes) 4/10 : Similar in style to Hellraiser: Inferno but less effective (maybe because I viewed them back-to-back) since plotpoints are lack subtlety and the imagery is more subdued. Ashley Laurence/Kirsty is under-utilized although the story around her appearance adds depth to this film (but her character could have been meatier). At least this didn't just parading around Pinhead for 2 hours and his appearance(s) are effective. Inferno is an overly ambitious film. DVD (Personal collection)
113. Hellraiser [VII]: Deader* (2004, 88 minutes) 3/10 : Even better than I thought it would be but not great due to some nonsensical devices. One good thing about the Hellraiser franchise is that it remains subtle and despite the Pinhead advertising on all the DVD covers sticks to stories rather than creatures. The play on underground culture seems off but is an effective progression of the mythology. Part of the Hellraiser material seems forced (because it was since the script was adapted to be a Hellraiser film) but overall effective. Worth seeing as part of the franchise but not as a standalone film. DVD (Personal collection)
44b. The Real Ghostbusters ["Citizen Ghost"] (1980s, 22 minutes) : Nostalgic fun [Count item 44 concluded from 10/13] DVD (Personal collection)
114a. The Simpsons ["Treehouse of Horror" X-XII] (1996-2000, 66 minutes [22 minutes each x 3]) : THoH XII - The parodies are less halloweenish lampooning 2001, Harry Potter, and gypsies. Still fun but not as good as it could have been. Where did Kang & Kodos go?!? | THoH XI - the hansel and gretal parody was good and the dolphin end segment is the best out of X-XII. It's good to see Kang & Kodos hosting. | THoH X - My favorite was the 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' parody but an overall strong showing with Y2K horror fun enjoyable "Desperately Seeking Xena." [Count item 114 concluded on 10/28/10] DVD (Personal collection)
115. Hellraiser [VIII]: Hellworld* (2005, 95 minutes) 1.5/10 : Someone turned Hellraiser into a video game cyber punk thriller and thought it was a good idea?!? ...but wait, they just teased it would be a video game cyber punk thriller but instead it's a slasher based around teens partying in a mansion (how did they get from video game to teen party). Nails in the coffin. Rather than wasting time with the video game nonsense they should have constructed a home video edition of the Lament Box that literally kills you when you watch it, that would have been more pleasant that Hellworld. DVD (Personal collection)

October 29 (2 hours, 6 minutes)
114b. Short item mix [Shameless checklist grab across 108 years]* (1901-2009, 41 minutes total):Revenge of the Roadkill Rabbit (1999, 11 minutes) - cutesy puppet movie about reanimated roadkill. It was a nice change of pace but not great being too short for the premise and more of a quick gag. | Toonsylvania - Baby Human [episode 01.04 segment 1] (1997, 8 minutes) - fun TV show slapstick similar to Animaniacs with classic monters (mad scientist, hunchback, etc); not avaliable on DVD | Une Nuit Terrible (1896, 1 minute) - short silent film with early spider animation | Le Vitrail Diabolique (1911, 7 minutes) - short silent film with nonsensical sight gags featuring a magician versus a devilish imp. | Les Trésors De Satan (1901, 3 minutes) - short silent film about a troublesome haunted coffin | Day of the Cabbage (2004, 10 minutes) - short film featuring talking vegetables versus a giant cabbage monster, odd but clever. | Ghoultown - Mistress of the Dark music video (2009, 5 minutes) - rockabilly tribute to Elvira, will have to check out more Ghoultown tunes [Count item 114 concluded from 10/27/10] Online streaming (Youtube)
116. Silent Night, Deadly Night* (1984, 85 minutes) 6.5/10 : It's filth and takes some acrobatics to set-up the homocidal Santa plot but despite my low expectations turned out to be a blast. This movie is probably about as perfect as a killer Santa movie could have been, surprisingly effective and really haunting to see a homicial st nick. DVD (Personal collection)

October 30 (9 hours, 29 minutes)
[Basket Case trilogy marathon]
117. Basket Case (1982, 91 minutes) 5.5/10 : Awesome cheapie film with bad creature effects and poor acting but a lot of schlocky spirit. In tribute to this film's New York vibe I think the best way to describe this movie is cheese pizza, it's junk but delicious. The oddity of Basket Case alone is reason enough to view it. Henenlotter has done some highly entertaining unique stuff and this is the film that got him started. DVD (Personal collection)
119. Basket Case 2* (1990, 90 minutes) 4.5/10 : Not particularly terrifying but a parable about acceptance when you're a plain vanilla guy living in a world of freaks. Clever for twisting convention. Basket Case 2 plays out more like a feel good movie than the murderous creature film that might have been expected after the first movie. The far out nature of this film takes some time to settle in and some of the commentary seems a bit too explicit but it's madcap fun and gets points for being a ballsy very different feature. I'm still now sure how I feel about it all. DVD (Personal collection)
120. Basket Case 3 (1992, 90 minutes) 3.5/10 : It's always annoying when films are released in only butchered fullscreen ratio. I really liked Basket Case 2 because it was different and original, while Basket Case 3 follows suite it may be too much of the same. It takes guts to pull off a monster school bus sing-a-long but BC3 seems almost too random. The more I try to give the Basket Case sequels my rating the more I realize how unclassifiable they are. I wanted to like this more than I did and it's my least favorite Henenlotter. DVD (Personal collection)
121. Mystery Science Theather 3000: The Robot Vs Aztec Mummy [Episode 02.02]* (MST3k episode length/date: 1989, 98 minutes) 2/10 : It was fun seeing a MST3k episode since it's been so long but this one was hit or miss. I chose it because I'd been curious about the Aztec Mummy but wow was that one lame. The only half-way cool part was a brief showdown between the cheesy robot and the mummy but otherwise a total waste of time on it's own. Online streaming (Netflix)
[Nosferatu double feature]
122. Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror* (1922, 93 minutes [18fps]) 7/10 : Creepy effective movie with one of the best movie monsters of all time. Great imagery and the theme of black death was genius. DVD (Personal collection)
123. Nosferatu the Vampyre* (1979, 107 minutes) 8/10 : Even better than the original due to effective cinematography and Herzog's compositions. The themes of isolation and consequent plague death were more clear and effective with thematic imagery further emphasizing the undercurrent. Kinski as Dracula took some getting use too and he was good but overly familiar. DVD (Personal collection)

October 31 (6 hours, 34 minutes)
124. Igor* (2008, 87 minutes) 3/10 : Cutesy film with classic monster sheen although the script seemed promising it just didn't seem to flow very well with a lot of stuff that seemed like just random padding. Buschemi's bunny character was the best part of the whole film. DVD (Netflix)
125. Return of the Living Dead (1985, 91 minutes) 7/10 : A classic that holds up well even on multiple viewings. DVD (Personal collection)
126. Rosemary's Baby (1968, 136 minutes) 7/10 : I hadn't seen Rosemary's Baby for a while but really enjoyed it this time around. Even knowing the plot points it's effective due to strong acting and good pacing. DVD (Personal collection)
127. Attack Girls' Swim Team Vs The Undead* (2007, 80 minutes) 3/10 : Cheap excuse to show nude japanese "schoolgirls" and random bloody gore with a lot of phallic symbology. This is the most exploitative film I've seen all month with camera angels of dialog that are really just upskirt panty shots. I liked it better than I make it sound in a very low budget sleazy way but hope to never see it again. DVD (Netflix)

List Finalized
Total watching time: 193 hours, 32 minutes (average length: 91 minutes) | 127 items total
Average rating: ~4.61/10 (I tried to grade hard) | Highest score: 8 | Lowest score: 0

Standouts: Nosferatu the Vampyre, Kill Baby... Kill!, Critters 2, Tourist Trap, Kingdom of the Spiders, The House That Dripped Blood, Haxan, Sisters, Satánico Pandemonium, Salvage (2008), Dark Night of the Scarecrow, Ringu, The Grapes of Death.
Disappointments
: Fear No Evil, Dead Snow, Black Devil Doll, Header, Ringu sequels, Sorority Row, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, Saw II, Hellraiser: Hellworld
Regrets: Watching all Friday the 13ths except the first; missing the last 3 Saws; not catching first time viewings of Xtro, Lo, Deathdream


Formats: 73% [93 items] DVD (Personal collection) | 17% [22 items] DVD (Netflix) | 5% [6 items] Online streaming (Netflix) | 3% [4 items] Theater | 0.7% [1 item] Television | 0.7% [1 item] Online streaming (Youtube)

Checklist completed:
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-$- 1890 - Une nuit terrible (1896)
-$- 1900 - Les trésors de satan (1901)
-$- 1910 - Le vitrail diabolique (1911)
-$- 1920 - Haxan (1922), The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-$- 1930 - Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
-$- 1940 - House of Dracula (1945), The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad (1949)
-$- 1950 - Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), Horror of Dracula (1957)
-$- 1960 - Eyes Without a Face (1960), Horror Hotel (1960), Black Sabbath (1963), The Gorgon (1963), etc.
-$- 1970 - Sisters (1973), Flesh for Frankenstrain (1973), Kingdom of the Spiders (1977), Shock (1977), etc.
-$- 1980 - The Black Cat (1981), Black Candles (1982), Black Rainbow (1989), Friday the 13ths, Nightmare on Elm Streets, etc.
-$- 1990 - The Witches (1990), Skeeter (1993), Jason Goes to Hell (1993), Ringu (1998), etc.
-$- 2000 - Call of Cthulhu (2005), Dead Snow (2009), Jason X (2003), Salvage (2008), Sick Girl (2007), Saw (2004), etc.
-$- 2010 - Piranha [2D version] (2010), Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010), Buried (2010), Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-$- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Haxan, Eyes Without a Face, The Cat and the Canary
-$- G - Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
-$- PG - Kingdom of the Spiders, Octaman, The House That Dripped Blood, Monster House, The Witches
-$- PG-13 - Horror Hotel
-$- R - Sisters, Skeeter, The Black Cat, Zoltan Hound of Dracula, etc
-$- NC-17 - Saw [uncut DVD, move-censorship.com lists as originally receiving NC-17 rating], Saw II [unrated DVD, originally rated NC-17 before appeal], Saw III [uncut DVD, originally rated NC-17 per imdb]
-$- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Hellraiser II (uncut DVD, origianally rated X), Flesh for Frankenstein (uncut stream; originally rated X but re-rated R in 1992 per imdb), Black Devil Doll (unofficially 'rated X')
-$- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Night of the Dribbler, Black Candles, Exorcism (1974), Salvage (2008), Sick Girl (2007)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-$- First format, DVD, Haxan, Sisters, Skeeter, etc.
-$- Second format, Online streaming, Flesh for Frankenstein, Call of Cthulhu, Octaman.
-$- Third format, Theater, Piranha [2D version](2010).
-$- Fourth format, Television, The Gorgon.

Watch a film starring:
-$- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - House of Dracula (Glenn Strange)
-$- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriots, New Nightmare (all with John Saxon); Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Danny Trejo)
-$- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins - Exorcism (1974, Paul Naschy)
-$- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - House of Dracula (John Carradine)
-$- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Smash Cut (Michael Berryman), Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Clint Howard)
-$- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - Against the Dark (Keith David); Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Bill Moseley)
-$- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - Toonsylvania - Baby Human [episode 01.04] (David Warner)
-$- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Flesh For Frankenstrain (Udo Kier)
-$- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - Critters 4 (Brad Dourif)
-$- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Silent Night, Deadly Night; Return of the Living Dead (Linnea Quigley)

Watch films in at least two langquages other than English.
-$- First language, Swedish, Haxan [Swedish intertitles]
-$- Second language, French, Eyes Without a Face, The Grapes of Death
-$- Third language, Spanish, Satánico Pandemonium, Exorcism (1974)
-$- Fourth language, Italian, Black Sabbath, Baron Blood

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-$- Vampire - Zoltan Hound of Dracula, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, House of Dracula, Black Sabbath
-$- Frankenstein - Flesh for Frankenstein, House of Dracula, Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein
-$- Werewolf - Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, House of Dracula
-$- Mummy - Mad Monster Party
-$- Ghost/haunting - Monster House, Witchery, Kill Baby... Kill!
-$- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Haxan, Black Candles, Satánico Pandemonium, Exorcism (1974)
-$- Zombie - Dead Snow, Fear No Evil, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, The Grapes of Death
-$- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Night of the Dribbler, Friday the 13ths, House on Sorority Row, etc.
-$- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Skeeter (envirotoxin mosquitoes), Octaman (mutant octopus), Creature From the Black Lagoon (Gill Man), The Gorgon
-$- Documentary - Haxan, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
-$- Musical - Black Roses, Bandh Darwaza (aka The Closed Door)
-$- Spoof/comedy - Smash Cut
-$- Revenge - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
-$- Killer/evil doll - Black Devil Doll
-$- Killer/evil animal - Kingdom of the Spiders, Zoltan Hound of Dracula, Piranha (2010)
-$- Killer/evil child - Ringu 0, Shock
-$- Giallo - The Black Cat (1981)
-$- J horror - Ringu, Rasen, Ringu 2, Ringu 0, Zoo
-$- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Mystery Science Theather 3000: The Robot Vs Aztec Mummy [Episode 02.02]
-$- film and its remake - Friday the 13th (2009) -> Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), House on Sorority Row -> Sorority Row
-$- based on a novel - The Black Cat (1981, based on several Edgar Allen Poe tales), Call of Cthulhu (based on H.P. Lovecraft's cthulhu mythos)
-$- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - Basket Case 1-3 (Frank Henenlotter)
-$- won an Academy Award -- any category - Rosemary's Baby (1968 Best actress in a supporting role, Ruth Gordon)
-$- silent film - Haxan, The Cat and the Canary, Call of Cthulhu
-$- Criterion version film - Haxan (spine #134), Sisters (spine #89), Eyes Without a Face (spine #260)
-$- with commentary - Demons [Audio commentary with director Lamberto Bava, make-up artist Sergio Stivaletti, & journalist Chris Curci]
-$- film and at least two of its sequels - Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (all 8 with Robert Englund), Friday the 13 (all 12), Ringu/Rasen/Ringu 2/Ringu 0, Saw I-V, Critters 1-4, Phantasm 1-4, Hellraiser 1-2/4-7, Basket Case 1-3.
-$- anthology film - The House That Dripped Blood
-$- appears on video nasties list - Flesh for Frankenstein, Don't Go Into the Woods
-$- hosted by Elvira - [/size]Ghoultown: Mistress of the Dark music video (?, features Elvira)[/size]
-$- takes place on a holiday - Sick Girl (2007, Christmas), Critters 2 (Easter)
-$- takes place in space - Jason X, Critters 4, Hellraiser: Bloodline
-$- takes place on or under the sea - Octaman, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Piranha [2D version](2010)
-$- animated film - Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Monster House, Haunted World of El Superbeasto
-$- called "Day of ..." - Day of the Cabbage (2004, short film)
-$- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Dribbler, Dark Night of the Scarecrow, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated
-$- called "Return of ..." - Return of the Living Dead
-$- called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge of the Roadkill Rabbit (1999, short film)
-$- called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Eye Creature
-$- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

2007 COUNT: 76
2008 COUNT: 122
2009 COUNT: 126

2010 GOAL: 120
2010 COUNT: 161
2010 TIME: 241H 32M


Stats:
Spoiler:
72 1/2 DVDs
34 Netflix Watch Instantly
31 BDs
20 TV
02 1/2 YouTube/FEARnet/Fancast
01 Theater
88 First Time Viewings
Best Five: The Children (2008), Dead Snow (2009), From Beyond (1986), Frozen (2010), Orphan (2009)
Worst Five: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), Filthy McNasty (2002), Nature's Grave (Long Weekend) (2008), Octaman (1971), Pathology (2008)
Checklist - completed 10/31 (no duplicates)
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-x- 1890 - Le manoir du diable (1896)
-x- 1900 - Barbe-bleue (1901)
-x- 1910 - Le vitrail diabolique (1911)
-x- 1920 - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-x- 1930 - Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
-x- 1940 - The Monster Maker (1944)
-x- 1950 - Gojira (1954)
-x- 1960 - Horror Hotel (1960)
-x- 1970 - Patrick (1978)
-x- 1980 - The Blob (1988)
-x- 1990 - Mimic (1997)
-x- 2000 - Nature's Grave (aka Long Weekend) (2008)
-x- 2010 - The Crazies (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
-x- G - Monsters, Inc. (2001)
-x- PG - Jaws 2 (1978)
-x- PG-13 - The Uninvited (2009)
-x- R - Daybreakers (2009)
-x- NC-17 - BloodRayne (2005)
-x- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Vampyres (1974)
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA) - From Beyond (1986)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-x- First format, (TV), She Creature (2001)
-x- Second format, (DVD), Black Rainbow (1989)
-x- Third format, (BD), Pandorum (2008)

Watch a film starring:
-x- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - The Mad Monster (1942)
-x- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-x- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins - At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma) (1963)
-x- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - Halloween (1978)
-x- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Smash Cut (2009)
-x- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - House (2008)
-x- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - Waxwork (1988)
-x- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Nightmare Castle (1965)
-x- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - Shadow Puppets (2007)
-x- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Filthy McNasty (2002)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language, (Swedish), Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) (2008)
-x- Second language, (French), Sheitan (2006)
-x- Third language, (Norwegian), Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009)
-x- Fourth language, (Spanish), The Nameless (Los sin nombre) (1999)
-x- Fifth language, (Japanese), Reincarnation (Rinne) (2006)
-x- Sixth language, (Korean), Thirst (Bakjwi) (2009)
-x- Seventh language, (Hindi), Darling (Devanagari) (2007)

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-x- Vampire - Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
-x- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (2004)
-x- Werewolf - Bad Moon (1996)
-x- Mummy - The Monster Squad (1987)
-x- Ghost/haunting - Darling (Devanagari) (2007)
-x- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Exorcist (1973)
-x- Zombie - Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009)
-x- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Dying Breed (2008)
-x- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Octaman (1971)
-x- Documentary - The Omen Legacy (2001)
-x- Musical - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-x- Spoof/comedy - Black Sheep (2006)
-x- Revenge - The Last House on the Left (2009)
-x- Killer/evil doll - Dead Silence (2007)
-x- Killer/evil animal - Kaw (2007)
-x- Killer/evil child - It's Alive (1974)
-x- Giallo - The Card Player (2004)
-x- J horror - Reincarnation (Rinne) (2006)
-x- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - MST3K: Zombie Nightmare (1986/1994)
-x- film and its remake - The House on Sorority Row (1983)/Sorority Row (2009)
-x- based on a novel - The Ruins (2008)
-x- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - The House of the Devil (2009)
-x- won an Academy Award -- any category - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - Costume Design
-x- silent film - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-x- Criterion version film - Sisters (1973)
-x- with commentary - Slither (2006)
-x- film and at least two of its sequels - The Omen: I-III
-x- anthology film - The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
-x- appears on video nasties list - The Burning (1981)
-x- hosted by Elvira - Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula (2010/1973)
-x- takes place on a holiday - Salvage (2009) - Christmas Eve
-x- takes place in space - Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe (aka Bloodsuckers) (2005)
-x- takes place on or under the sea - Triangle (2009)
-x- animated film - Monster House (2006)
-x- called "Day of ..." - Day of the Dead (2008)
-x- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Creeps (1986)
-x- called "Return of ..." - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
-x- called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge of the Creature (1955)
-x- called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
-x- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - City of the Living Dead (1980)
Theme Night - completed: 31
Spoiler:

-x- 10/01: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing - Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970); The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
-x- 10/02: Outback Chillers & Kiwi Killers - Australian / New Zealand - Patrick (1978) (Australian); Triangle (2009) (co-British/Australian); Black Sheep (2006) (NZ); Daybreakers (2009) (co-US/Australian)
-x- 10/03: Mother Nature Runs Amok! - Natural Horror Films - Mimic (1997); Kaw (2007); The Ruins (2008); Jaws 2 (1978); Nature's Grave (Long Weekend) (2008)
-x- 10/04: An Excellent Day for an Exorcism - Possession / Satanic / Demonic - Horror Hotel (1960); The Omen (1976); The House of the Devil (2009)
-x- 10/05: Human. It's What's for Dinner - Cannibalism - Dying Breed (2008)
-x- 10/06: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants - Pandorum (2009); It's Alive (1974)
-x- 10/07: Killer Grannies & Saggy Mammaries - Psycho-biddy (Hagsploitation) - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
-x- 10/08: Fava Beans & Chianti Mindfucks - Psychological Horror - The Uninvited (2009); The Exorcist (1973)
-x- 10/09: A Dish Best Served with Bloody Mayhem - Rape & Revenge - The Last House on the Left (2009)
-x- 10/10: They're Coming to Get You, Barbara! - Zombie Films - Revolt of the Zombies (1936); Dead Snow (2009); City of the Living Dead (1980); The Return of the Living Dead (1985); MST3K: Zombie Nightmare (1986/1994); Diary of the Dead (2007); Day of the Dead (2008); Dawn of the Dead (2004)
-x- 10/11: Welcome to Virginityville - Population: 0 - Teen Screams - Jennifer's Body (2009); The House on Sorority Row (1983); I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
-x- 10/12: Get the Hell Off Jethro's Property! - Backwoods Horror - Spider Baby (1968)
-x- 10/13: Reading is Fundamentally Dead - Films Based on Horror Novels - Frankenstein (2004 - Dean Koontz's Frankenstein); The Nameless (Los sin nombre) (1999)
-x- 10/14: Schedule a Play Date with Damien - Creepy Kids - The Children (2008); Orphan (2009); Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
-x- 10/15: Fermented for Your Approval - Cheesy '80s Horror - Night of the Creeps (1986); Waxwork (1986)
-x- 10/16: The Newly Expanded Asian Buffet of Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Reincarnation (Rinne) (2006); Thirst (Bakjwi) (2009)
-x- 10/17: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Eden Lake (2008); The Card Player (2004)
-x- 10/18: Nevermore Frightening - Cinema Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe - The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)
-x- 10/19: Ooh! Scary, eh? - Canadian Horror Films - Smash Cut (2009)
-x- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films - BloodRayne 2: Deliverance (2007); Dark Town (2003)
-x- 10/21: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye' (1985); Creepshow (1982)
-x- 10/22: Passport to Sheer Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films - Cemetery Man (1993); Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pacte des loups) (2001)
-x- 10/23: Full Moon Madness! - Werewolves - Bad Moon (1996); Fear Itself: Something With Bite (2008); Dog Soldiers (2004); Friday the 13th: The Series "Scarlet Cinema" (1989); Moon of the Wolf (1972); Ginger Snaps (2001); Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
-x- 10/24: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties - The Burning (1981)
-x- 10/25: Giant Monkeys & Radioactive Lizards - Creature Features - Gojira (1954); Splinter (2008); The Relic (1997)
-x- 10/26: ¡Mierda Espantosa! - Spanish Horror Films - The Devil's Backbone (El espinazo del diablo) (2001); [REC] (2007)
-x- 10/27: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror - Hollow Man (2000); Demons (1985)
-x- 10/28: They're Still Here - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Paranormal Activity 2 (2010); Haunting of Winchester House (2009); Paranormal Activity (2007)
-x- 10/29: It's Pronounced "Fronkensteen" - Comedy Horror Films - Monsters, Inc. (2001); The Monster Squad (1987); Slither (2006); Filthy McNasty (2002)
-x- 10/30: Death by Caffeine on Devil's Night - Mass Marathon of the Damned
-x- 10/31: I'm Crazy Blu-ray Face! Give Me Some Candy! - Halloween Related - The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976); Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981); It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966); Night of the Demons (1988); Night of the Demons 2 (1994); Halloween (1978); Trick 'r Treat (2008); Trick 'r Treat w/commentary (2008)
31 Films Subset - completed: 31
Spoiler:
-x- From Beyond (1986) - watched 10/01
-x- Sisters (1973) - watched 10/02
-x- The Cat and the Canary (1927) - watched 10/03
-x- Horror Hotel (1960) - watched 10/04
-x- Dead Snow (2009) - watched 10/10
-x- It's Alive (1974) - watched 10/06
-x- Octaman (1971) - watched 10/07
-x- Salvage (2009) - watched 10/01
-x- Black Rainbow (1989) - watched 10/06
-x- City of the Living Dead (1980) - watched 10/10
-x- The Blob (1988) - watched 10/02
-x- Sheitan (2006) - watched 10/08
-x- Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - watched 10/12
-x- The Children (2008) - watched 10/14
-x- Night of the Creeps (1986) - watched 10/15
-x- Fear No Evil (1981) - watched 10/20
-x- My Bloody Valentine (1981) - watched 10/13
-x- Tourist Trap (1979) - watched 10/24
-x- Smash Cut (2009) - watched 10/19
-x- Fright Night (1985) - watched 10/24
-x- The Seventh Victim (1943) - watched 10/24
-x- Demons (1985) - watched 10/27
-x- Ginger Snaps (2000) - watched 10/23
-x- Flowers in the Attic (1987) - watched 10/29
-x- Gojira (1954) - watched 10/25
-x- The Devil's Backbone (2001) - watched 10/26
-x- Splinter (2008) - watched 10/25
-x- Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) - watched 10/31
-x- The Monster Squad (1987) - watched 10/29
-x- Theatrical Showing - Anything - Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
-x- Night of the Demons (1988) - watched 10/31
* = First time viewing
Starred rating is based upon how much I enjoyed the title, not necessarily film "quality." (Scale of 1-5)

Theme Night Titles
31 Films Subset Titles




OCTOBER 1ST TIME: 7H 29M
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / BD - Own / *****
2. * Salvage (2009) / trailer imdb / 75min / DVD - Netflix / ***
3. * Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) / trailer wiki imdb / 95min / DVD - Own / ***
4. * The House That Dripped Blood (1970) / trailer wiki imdb / 102min / DVD - Netflix / ***
5. * From Beyond (1986) / trailer wiki imdb / 86min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ****
OCTOBER 2ND TIME: 11H 47M
6. The Blob (1988) / trailer wiki imdb / 95min / DVD - Netflix / ***
7. * Triangle (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 99min / BD - Netflix / ***
8. * Patrick (1978) / trailer wiki imdb / 112min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
9. Black Sheep (2006) / trailer wiki imdb / 95min / DVD - Own / ****
10. * Sisters (1973) / trailer wiki imdb / 93min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
11. * Daybreakers (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 98min / BD - Own / ***
12. Let the Right One In (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 115min / BD - Own / *****
OCTOBER 3RD TIME: 12H 33M
13a. * The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 - "Memory Lane" (2010) / trailer wiki imdb / 42min / CW HD / ***
--13b. * Supernatural: Season 4 - "Monster Movie" (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 42min / BD - Own / ***
14. * The Cat and the Canary (1927) / clip wiki imdb / 84min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
15. Mimic (1997) / trailer wiki imdb / 105min / DVD - Own / ****
16. Kaw (2007) / trailer wiki imdb / 93min / DVD - Own / **
17. The Ruins (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 93min / BD - Own / ***
18. * She Creature (2001) / trailer wiki imdb / 90 min / CINEMAX / **
19. Jaws 2 (1978) / trailer wiki imdb / 116 min / DVD - Own / ****
20. * Nature's Grave (aka Long Weekend) (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 88min / Netflix Watch Instantly / *
OCTOBER 4TH TIME: 4H 42M
21. * Horror Hotel (aka The City of the Dead) (1960) / trailer wiki imdb / 76min / YouTube / **
22. The Omen (1976) / trailer wiki imdb / 111min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ****
23. * The House of the Devil (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 93min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
OCTOBER 5TH TIME: 5H 07M
24. * Dying Breed (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 92min / DVD - Netflix / **
25. * Damien: Omen II (1978) / trailer wiki imdb / 107min / BD - Netflix / **
26. * Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) / trailer wiki imdb / 108min / BD - Netflix / ***
OCTOBER 6TH TIME: 4H 58M
27. * Black Rainbow (1989) / trailer wiki imdb / 99min / DVD - Netflix / *
28. Pandorum (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 108min / BD - Own / ***
29. * It's Alive (1974) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
OCTOBER 7TH TIME: 5H 16M
30. * What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) / trailer wiki imdb / 134min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
31. * Octaman (1971) / trailer imdb / 79min / Netflix Watch Instantly / *
32. * Shadow Puppets (2007) / trailer wiki imdb / 103min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
OCTOBER 8TH TIME: 6H 32M
33. The Uninvited (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 87min / BD - Own / ****
34. * Sheitan (2006) / trailer wiki imdb / 88min / DVD - Netflix / ***
35. * Kill Theory (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 85min / DVD - Netflix / **
36. The Exorcist (1973) / trailer wiki imdb / 132min / BD - Own / *****
OCTOBER 9TH TIME: 13H
37. * The Monster Maker (1944) / trailer wiki imdb / 62min / DVD - Own / **
38. * Nightmare Castle (1965) / trailer wiki imdb / 79min / DVD - Own / ***
39. * Perkins' 14 (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 95min / DVD - Netflix / **
40. * The Last House on the Left (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 114min / HBO HD / ***
41a. * The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 - "Kill or Be Killed" (2010) / trailer wiki imdb / 42min / CW HD / ***
--41b. * Supernatural: Season 4 - "Yellow Fever" (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 42min / BD - Own / ***
42. * Stephen King's 'Thinner' (1996) / trailer wiki imdb / 92min / HBO HD / **
43. * Sorority Row (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 101min / BD - Netflix / **
44. Drag Me to Hell (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 99min / BD - Own / *****
45. * The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) / trailer wiki imdb / 54min / DVD - Own / 0 stars
OCTOBER 10TH TIME: 12H 01M
46. * Revolt of the Zombies (1936) / trailer wiki imdb / 62min / DVD - Own / *
47. * Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ****
48. * City of the Living Dead (aka The Gates of Hell) (1980) / trailer wiki imdb / 93min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
49. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / DVD - Own / ****
50. * Mystery Science Theater 3000: Zombie Nightmare (1986/1994) / trailer wiki imdb / 92min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
51. * George A. Romero's 'Diary of the Dead' (2007) / trailer wiki imdb / 96min / HBO HD / ***
52. * Day of the Dead (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 87min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
53. Dawn of the Dead (2004) / trailer wiki imdb / 109min / DVD - Own / ****
OCTOBER 11TH TIME: 4H 59M
54. * Jennifer's Body (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 107min / HBO HD / **
55. * The House on Sorority Row (1983) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
56. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) / trailer wiki imdb / 101min / BD - Own / ****
OCTOBER 12TH TIME: 11H 38M
57. White Zombie (1932) / trailer wiki imdb / 65min / DVD - Own / *
58. * The Mad Monster (1942) / trailer wiki imdb / 75min / DVD - Own / **
59. Fear Itself: Eater (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 43min / DVD - Own / ***
60. Fear Itself: Spooked (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 43min / DVD - Own / **
61. * Spider Baby (1968) / trailer wiki imdb / 84min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
62. * House (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 88min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
63. * The Crazies (1973) / trailer wiki imdb / 103min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
64. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) / trailer wiki imdb / 96min / Encore / ***
65. The Crazies (2010) / trailer wiki imdb / 101min / BD - Own / ****
OCTOBER 13TH TIME: 6H 15M
66. Frankenstein (2004) / wiki imdb / 87min / DVD - Netflix / **
67. My Bloody Valentine (1981) / trailer wiki imdb / 93min / BD - Netflix / ***
68. * The Nameless (Los sin nombre) (1999) / trailer wiki imdb / 100min / DVD - Netflix / ****
69. * Pathology (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 95min / TMC / *
OCTOBER 14TH TIME: 5H 04M
70. * The Children (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 84min / BD - Netflix / ****
71. * Orphan (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 123min / Cinemax HD / ****
72. * Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) / trailer wiki imdb / 97min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
OCTOBER 15TH TIME: 4H 07M
73. * Night of the Creeps (1986) / trailer wiki imdb / 90min / FEARNet OnDemand / ***
74. Waxwork (1988) / trailer wiki imdb / 97min / DVD - Own / ****
75. * The Vampire Bat (1933) / wiki imdb / 60min / DVD - Own / ***
OCTOBER 16TH TIME: 9H 51M
76. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1991) / trailer wiki imdb / 104min / DVD - Own / ***
77. Reincarnation (Rinne) (2006) / trailer wiki imdb / 96min / DVD - Own / ***
78. * Thirst (Bakjwi) (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 134min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ****
79. Attack of the Puppet People (1958) / trailer wiki imdb / 79min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
80. Fear Itself: Community (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 43min / DVD - Own / ***
81. Fear Itself: The Sacrifice (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 43min / DVD - Own / ****
82. Children of the Corn (1984) / trailer wiki imdb / 92min / BD - Own / ****
OCTOBER 17TH TIME: 11H 34M
83. * At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma) (1963) / trailer wiki imdb / 82min / IFC HD / **
84. * Voices (Du saram-yida - Someone Behind You) (2007) / trailer wiki imdb / 86min / DVD - Netflix / ***
85. * Eden Lake (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / DVD - Netflix / ***
86. * Darling (Devanagari) (2007) / trailer wiki imdb / 133min / DVD - Netflix / **
87. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (UK Version) (1975) / trailer wiki imdb / 100min / DVD - Own / *****
88. * The Card Player (2004) / trailer wiki imdb / 104min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
89. * Short Films (1896-2009) / 98min / YouTube, FEARNet.com / ***
Spoiler:
* Le manoir du diable (The House of the Devil) (1896) / film wiki imdb / 3min
* Une nuit terrible (A Terrible Night) (1896) / film imdb / 1min
* Le cauchemar (The Nightmare) (1896) / film imdb / 1min
* Le château hanté (The Devil's Castle) (1897) / film imdb / 1min
* La lune à un mètre (A Trip to the Moon) (1898) / film imdb / 3min
* Le diable au convent (The Sign of the Cross) (1899) / film imdb / 3min
* Barbe-bleue (Bluebeard) (1901) / film wiki imdb / 9min
* The Haunted Curiosity Shop (1901) / film imdb / 3min
* Le monstre (The Monster) (1903) / film wiki imdb / 2min
* La maison ensorcelée (The Haunted House) (1908) / film imdb / 6min
* Le songe d'un garçon de café (The Hasher's Delirium) (1910) / film imdb / 1min
* Le vitrail diabolique (1911) / film imdb / 7min
* Dexter Early Cuts: Alex Timmons (2009) / film wiki imdb / 8min
* The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006) / film imdb / 4min
* Devil's Trade (2007) / film imdb / 25min
* Of Darkness (2006) / film imdb / 21min

OCTOBER 18TH TIME: 5H 55M
90. * The Tomb of Ligeia (1965) / trailer wiki imdb / 82min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
91. Wild Card #1: South Park - Children of the Corn parody + Halloween eps / imdb / 90min / DVD - Own / ***
Spoiler:
"The Wacky Molestation Adventure" (2000) / episode wiki / 22min
"Pinkeye" (1997) / episode wiki / 23min
"Spooky Fish" (1998) / episode wiki / 23min
"Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" (1999) / episode wiki / 22min

92. Monster House (2006) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / BD - Own / *****
93. Dead Silence (2007) / trailer wiki imdb / 92min / DVD - Own / ***
OCTOBER 19TH TIME: 4H 33M
94. * Smash Cut (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 86min / DVD - Netflix / **
95. * BloodRayne (2005) / trailer wiki imdb / 99min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
96. * Vampyres (1974) / trailer wiki imdb / 88min / Netflix Watch Instantly / ***
OCTOBER 20TH TIME: 6H 17M
97. * 2010 Scream Awards (2010) / official wiki / 90min / Spike HD / ***
98. * BloodRayne 2: Deliverance (2007) / trailer wiki imdb / 99min / DVD - Netflix / **
99. * Dark Town (2003) / trailer imdb / 89min / DVD - Netflix / **
100. * Fear No Evil (1981) / trailer imdb / 99min / DVD - Netflix / ***
OCTOBER 21ST TIME: 3H 34M
101. Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye' (1985) / trailer wiki imdb / 94min / DVD - Own / ***
102. Creepshow (1982) / trailer wiki imdb / 120min / DVD - Own / ***
OCTOBER 22ND TIME: 4H 14M
103. Cemetery Man (1993) / trailer wiki imdb / 103min / INDIE / ****
104. Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pact des loups) (2001) / trailer wiki imdb / 151min / DVD - Own / *****
OCTOBER 23RD TIME: 11H 28M
105. * Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe (aka Bloodsuckers) (2005) / trailer wiki imdb / 99min / DVD - Netflix / **
106. Bad Moon (1996) / trailer wiki imdb / 80min / DVD - Own / ***
107. Fear Itself: Something With Bite (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 43min / DVD - Own / ****
108. Dog Soldiers (2004) / trailer wiki imdb / 105min / BD - Own / ****
109a. * The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 - "Plan B" (2010) / trailer wiki imdb / 42min / CW HD / ***
--109b. Friday the 13th: The Series: Season 2 - "Scarlet Cinema" (1989) / trailer wiki imdb / 45min / DVD - Own / ***
110. * Moon of the Wolf (1972) / clip wiki imdb / 74min / DVD - Own / **
111. Ginger Snaps (2001) / trailer wiki imdb / 108min / DVD - Own / ****
112. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) / trailer wiki imdb / 92min / BD - Own / ****
OCTOBER 24TH TIME: 11H 33M
113. * Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula (2010/1973) / intro wiki imdb / 87min / MoreTV / *
114. * The Burning (1981) / trailer wiki imdb / 91min / Netflix Watch Instantly / **
115. * The Omen Legacy (2001) / trailer imdb / 102min / DVD - Netflix / ***
116. * The Seventh Victim (1943) / trailer wiki imdb / 71min / DVD - Netflix / ***
117. * Tourist Trap (1979) / trailer wiki imdb / 90min / DVD - Netflix / ***
118. Fright Night (1985) / trailer wiki imdb / 106min / DVD - Own / *****
119. Fright Night Part II (1988) / trailer wiki imdb / 108min / MAX HD / ***
120. Fear Itself: In Sickness and In Health (2008) / trailer wiki imdb / 42min / DVD - Own / ****


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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread



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Oct. 1
1. Incubus. (DVR-TCM, 1966). I'd heard about this film for years: the long-lost horror cult classic filmed entirely in Esperanto and starring pre-Star Trek William Shatner. I definitely enjoyed the film's other-worldly atmosphere, but the acting is mostly awful, made worse by the obvious discomfort the actors had with speaking a language they didn't understand.
2. Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde. (DVD-Netflix, 1971). Hammer joins the swingin' 70s sexual revolution with this transgender variation on the familiar story, which also ropes in 19th-century London villains Burke and Hare and Jack the Ripper. Roy Ward Baker's direction and the actors in the title roles, Ralph Bates and the stunning Martine Beswick, knock this out of the park. One of Hammer's better films.
3. The Monster Club. (DVD-Netflix, 1980). New Wave pop music in the early 80s seemed so fresh and new, and now it's as dated as buggy whips. Watching the musical acts that punctuate each act in this anthology film is like taking a time machine back to my teen years.
4. Horror of Dracula (TCM, 1958). The first and the best. Oddly, I own every movie in the Hammer Dracula series, yet for some reason I just watched it on TCM instead.
5. The Brides of Dracula (TCM, 1960). Pretty kinky for the early 60s.
6. Dracula, Prince of Darkness (TCM, 1966). Drowning? What a lame way for the King of Vampires to be destroyed.


Oct. 2
7. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (TCM, 1968). In which the sexual subtext of vampirism becomes text. C'mon, when Dracula is motorboating the heroine's maracas, subtle innuendo has headed to Mexico for vacation.
8. Psychomania (TCM, 1973). George Sanders's last film before he committed suicide. Low-budget and slightly incoherent, but definitely scary. Eek, Satanic frogs!
9. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (Online, 1975). I remember seeing this when I was 13 at the Chevy Chase cinema in Lexington, KY, and I thought at the time that it was incredibly daring. Now its "dead guy is reborn and sexes his daughter" theme is just the Lohan Family Christmas Special. Features shoulda_been_but_never_was star Michael Sarrazin and pre-Superman Margot Kidder.
10. Taste The Blood of Dracula (DVD-OWN, 1969). Hammer meets the 1960s generation gap as Dracula uses the children of three evil men to destroy them.
11. The Paul Lynde Halloween Special. (
, 1977). Campier than a Boy Scout jamboree, and a bizarre snapshot of what passed for entertainment in the late 70s/ Supernatural, "Two and a Half Men"
12. The Curse of Frankenstein. (DVD-Own, 1957). Easily one of Hammer's best, and one of the few films in which Peter Cushing plays the villain.


Oct. 3
13. The Devil Within Her, (DVR-TCM, 1975). One aspect of 70s filmmaking is that there was a spate of low-budget horror films that could be good campy fun. This is not one of those. Starting with the opening credits, with 70s rock blaring over Joan Collins's heavy breathing (she's giving birth), which made my hubby ask if I was watching porn, to the "demonic baby is controlled by an evil dwarf" plot, this film is just gawdawful.
14. Tales That Witness Madness, (Online, 1973). The British film industry in the mid-70s had a craze for releasing horror film anthologies: usually 4 individual stories with a fifth wraparound story. TTWM lazily borrows story elements from earlier films and even rips-off the same narrative device that had been used in other films, like Asylum: having a doctor in a mental institution (Donald Pleasance) exhibit patients and explain their macabre back stories to a curious visitor (Jack Hawkins). Still, it's at least entertaining.
15. The Mephisto Waltz, (DVD-Own, 1970). Terrifically scary film, great cast (Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset), and it succeeds in being creepy without any make-up or gore FX, just good writing and acting.

Oct. 4
16. The Beyond. (DVD-Netflix, 1981). The storyline makes no sense, but the images and the deaths make this a horror classic. Glad I finally got around to seeing it.
17. Race With The Devil. (DVD-Own, 1975). I saw this little paranoia classic at the theater during its initial release and it scared the bejeezus out of me. Now 35 years later it just makes me wish we had actors like Warren Oates working today.
18. Monsters. (PPV, 2010). Interesting film with a great premise but by the 45-minute mark I really wanted the monsters to eat the annoying leads.

Oct. 5
19. Dead Snow. (Online-Netflix, 2009). I was initially dubious about this title--how many changes can you ring with zombies?--but it is a genuinely creepy horror film, even though the ending was a total rip-off from the last scene of The Fog.
20. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. (TCM, 1932). IMO, the best of all the film versions of the RL Stevenson story.
21. Dead & Buried. (DVD-Own, 1981). A truly original zombie film, and a gore classic.

Oct. 6
22. Theatre of Blood. (DVD-Own), 1973). Vincent Price's theatrical acting style really works for him as a deranged actor murdering critics with methods adopted from the plays of Shakespeare. One of my all-time faves.
23. The Addiction (Online), 1995). Abel Ferrara overreaches thematically here, but damn, these are some of the scariest vampires on film. The scene at the graduation party is still effective years after I first saw this. If you like your terror blended with downtown hipster pseudo-intellectual pretension, watch this.
24. The Devil's Rain. (DVD-Netflix, 1975). I like the movie enough to watch it, but it's hard to overlook the glaring flaws in the script. Maybe Guillermo del Toro could remake this mess into a decent movie.
25. Satan's School for Girls. (
, 1973). Starts off great, then slows to a crawl. Roy Thinnes makes one sexy Satan.

Oct. 7
26.Cruise Into Terror (
, 1978). I had forgotten how many made-for-TV horror movies were around in the 1970s. This entry deals with an evil Egyptian spirit stalking the Love Boat.
27. Return of the Vampire. (DVD-Netflix, 1944). Lugosi reprising his Dracula role, although the vampire is called Armand Tesla due to legal reasons.
28. Blacula. (DVD-Own, 1972). The production is shabby, but William Marshall's tragic portrayal of the vampiric Prince Mamuwalde really saves this movie.
29. Scream Blacula Scream. (Hulu, 1973). Pam Grier and William Marshall shine in this not-all-that-bad sequel.

Oct. 8
30. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors. (Digital file), 1965). Another British anthology film, notable for the appearance of a young Donald Sutherland.
31. Thinner (HBO, 1996). Maybe this Gypsy curse could be peddled online as a diet aid. Certainly works better than Jenny Craig.
32. Plague of the Zombies (TCM), 1966). Lots of Hammer atmosphere, but no heaving bosoms, very little blood, and no flesh-eating. Ithink this is where the GOP got their ideas on labor relations.
33. The Devil's Bride AKA The Devil Rides Out (TCM, 1968). One of my favorite Hammer films, and one of the few that still scares me.

Oct. 9
34. The Reptile. (TCM, 1966). Oddly enough, not about Glenn Beck. Another decent Hammer film that has long been OOP.
35. The Gorgon. (TCM, 1966). Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing are always solid, and harvesting the film's monster from Greek mythology makes a nice change from the usual vampire/ Frankenstein/ werewolf material.
36. Wild Card #1-Evil Dead: The Musical (
, 2009)
. The entire Toronto stage production is available (for now) on Youtube. A toe-tappin', bloody good time!
37.In The Mouth of Madness. (DVD-Own, 1995). Even though this isn't based directly on any of Lovecraft's works, Carpenter really captures the other-worldly feel of the Elder Gods mythos.

Oct. 10
38. Terror Train. (Online-Netflix, 1980). Following the success of Halloween, Terror Train stars a pre-Activia Jamie Lee Curtis dodging a murderer on a train during a New Year's Eve party. I saw this at a drive-in during its initial release; it has not aged well. The first generation of 80s slasher films basically copied Halloween; it wasn't until Freddy Kruger came along that the genre became more inventive.
39. Scars of Dracula . (DVD, 1970). Most Hammer fans bag on this installment of the Dracula series, but I still find it enjoyable.
40. Dracula A.D. 1972. (Online-Netflix). I watched this for last year's challenge, and I enjoyed it despite its utter hokiness, so I decided to repeat it, plus I'm watching all of the Hammer Dracula series this year, so I had to anyway.


Oct. 11
41. An American Werewolf in London. (Online-Netflix, 1981). 30 years on, this movie still rocks. Landis isn't a great director, but this is easily one of the top 5 horror films of the 1980s.
42. La Horde. (Online, 2010). Corrupt cops in France attack a drug gang to take revenge for the murder of one of their own, only to have to form an alliance with them against a horde (hence the title) of the flesh-eating undead.
43. Targets. (DVR, 1968). Another lost classic newly rediscovered. Peter Bogdanovich in his first film directs Boris Karloff in his last, in a terrific debut which contrasts the illusion of cinematic horror with the terror of real-life insanity and murder.

Oct. 12
44. Count Yorga, Vampire. (DVD-Own, 1970). Robert Quarry cut a suave figure as the sinister Count Yorga, but his reputation is sadly overshadowed by Christopher Lee as the leading screen vampire of the 60s and 70s.
45. The Return of Court Yorga. (DVD-Own, 1971). OK, Yorga got dusted in the last movie, but he shows up here like nothing happened? Lame. Same trick ending. Still, for a drive-in vampire movie, Robert Quarry really gives a terrific performance.
46. The Abominable Dr. Phibes. (DVD-Own, 1971) Vincent Price kills with 1920s Art Deco style. Just a wonderful, perfect film.
47. Dr. Phibes Rises Again. (DVD-Own, 1972). More artistic murders, and Robert Quarry awesomeness to boot!
48. The Deathmaster. (DVD-Own 1972). Robert Quarry as a Mansonesque vampire guru, sort of a comment on the decade just ended.

Oct. 13
49. Fright Night Part II. (DVR, 1988). Weak title for a pretty good sequel. It's not often you have a horror film where the male protagonist is the damsel in distress.
50. Child's Play 2. (DVR, 1990). Not a bad sequel, and far superior to the later Chucky movies.
51. The Exorcist. (DVD-Own, 1973). Still awesome. I live near DC--one of these days I'm going to Metro into town and get a pic of myself at the steps from the movie's end.

Oct. 14
52. Night of the Eagle. (Digital file, 1962) Academic rivalry in university faculties is quite bad enough, but then you add magic. . . Undeservedly obscure British movie about a professor's wife who uses witchcraft to eliminate her husband's competitors for a promotion.
53. Asylum. (amctv.com, 1972). One of the best of the Amicus horror anthologies.
54. Shaun of the Dead. (HD-DVD, 2004). The perfect combination of comedy and horror. Can't wait for the next Pegg/Wright film, Paul, with a space alien in place of zombies.
55.The Shining. (HD-DVD, 1980). I hated this movie when it came out because it dd not fit my vision of the book (and no hedge animals), but it really is a masterpiece of horror.

Oct. 15
56. Mark of the Vampire. (DVD-Own, 1935). Entertaining film despite a nonsensical plot. Lugosi plays a fake vampire stalking a country house located in Hollywood Europe as part of a weirdly complicated plot to catch a murderer.
57. The Company of Wolves. (DVR, 1984). Not exactly a horror film, but a collection of cautionary tales using lycanthropy as a metaphor for male sexuality.
58. The Mask of Fu Manchu. (DVD-Own), 1932). A gem from the pre-Code era, this movie has it all: torture, anti-Asian racism, and Myrna Loy scorching the scenery as Fu Manchu's sexy evil daughter.
59. The Mummy. (TCM, 1959). I've always liked this version better than the Karloff original, but Cushing is woefully miscast as the young (?) hero. He's better as a villain or as a wise Van Helsing.
60. Curse of the Mummy's Tomb. (TCM), 1965. The mummy only shows up in the last 1/3 of the film, but its motivation makes no sense. He's doing the bidding of his evil, immortal brother who had him killed 3,000 years ago?

Oct. 16
61. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb. (TCM, 1971). Covers the same territory as the Charlton Heston movie The Awakening, but more entertaining.
62. Trilogy of Terror. (DVD-Netflix, 1975). The first 2/3 of this notorious TV-movie are forgettable, but, oh, the Zuni doll! Countless kids (and adults) had nightmares from this classic segment when it first aired 35 years ago. The last segment "Amelia" ranks IMO as one of the greatest horror short films ever made.
63. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days. (Blu-Ray-Netflix, 2010). A sequel to the original starring the sheriff's wife from the last film. who falls in league with some grossly incompetent vampire hunters. One thing that marks these films apart from other vampire sagas is the lack of religious accoutrements--no holy water, no crucifixes, no Eucharist wafers. The film treats vampires as just wild beasts with a severe allergy to sunlight.


Oct. 17
64. Fido. (DVD-Own, 2007) Hilarious satire on the 1950s and the zombie genre in general. Scots comic Billy Connolly plays the title character, a gentle zombie who befriends a lonely boy and becomes his protector from a conformist society that underneath a friendly suburban veneer is a militarist fascist state.
65. Zombieland. (Blu-Ray-Own, 2009). Rule #1: CARDIO!
66. From Beyond. (DVD-Own. 1987). Ah, the 80s! What a great decade for horror! Stuart Gordon's follow-up to his previous Lovecraft adaptation, Re-Animator, lacks that film's wacky comedic brio, but it still manages to scare the bejeezus out or me after all these years.
67. Re-Animator. (DVD-Own, 1986). This is easily the most off-the-wall horror film ever. Gory, hilarious and disgusting in equal degrees, I love it. Gives "giving head" a whole new meaning.

Oct. 18
68. Burnt Offerings. (DVD-Own, 1976). I generally love Dan Curtis's work, and this film has a stellar cast, but I've never been able to warm up to its cliched premise. (the house is ALIVE!)
69. The Black Cat. (DVD-Own, 1936). The real star of this film is the Art Deco set design, which is opulent for a low-budget horror B-film.
70. The Raven. (DVD-Own, 1935.) Not as successful as The Black Cat, but still lots of fun. Lugosi reciting Poe in his thick Hungarian accent is a hoot.
71. The Hunger. (DVD-Own, 1983). For all the weaknesses of the script, this still really is an awesome vampire film.

Oct. 19
72. Repo: The Genetic Opera. (DVD-Own, 2009) I wish I could give Darren Bousman the money he would need to finish this film. I want to hug his movie, and if he had a real budget this would be amazing.
73. Warlock. (DVD-Own, 1989.). I'm amazed that this terrific little film never got a mass audience. Julian Sands plays a genuinely evil sorcerer seeking to unmake Creation, which doesn't make any sense because he'd be killing himself as well, but still, you have to love a villain with no boundaries.
74. Little Shop of Horrors. (DVD-Own, 1986). Probably my favorite horror musical ever, if only because of Ellen Greene as Audrey.
75. Arnold. (
,
1973). Sort of a low-budget version of Ten Little Indians with an all-star cast. A wealthy man's corpse seems to be killing off his heirs from beyond the grave. I dare you to get the theme song out of your head.

Oct. 20
76. The Night Stalker. (DVD-Own, 1972). The original TV-movie that introduced Carl Kolchak to the world. I enjoy it as much for the background scenes of now-vanished hotels along the Strip as for the vampire action.
77. The Night Strangler. (DVD-Own, 1973). I think this sequel, this time featuring an immortal serial murderer as the villain, is every bit as good as the original, but few people remember it today.
78. Elvira's Movie Macabre: Werewolf of Washington. (DVD-Netflix, 1973). Ah, cheesy 70s drive-in goodness! Quantum Leap really salvaged Dean Stockwell's career, given his participation in this turkey of a movie in which he plays a Presidential spokesman turned werewolf. Actually, if Robert Gibbs spouted fangs and fur he'd be a lot more interesting to listen to.
79. Severed: Forest of the Dead. (Online-Netflix, 2005). Unlike most of the low-budget zombie titles online, which look a bunch of guys playing with a friend's camcorder, this Canadian flick is pretty decent. Basic plot--evil lumber company creates GM trees which produce sap that turns loggers and environmentalist hippies into flesh-eating monsters.

Oct. 21
80. Donovan's Brain. (Online-Netflix, 1953). Another great vintage flick that used to be a staple of late-night horror host shows, costarring a future First Lady.
81. American Scary. (Online-Netflix, 2006). Back in the prehistoric dawn of time before cable, local TV stations created a lot of their non-primetime programming. On weekend nights, stations would program horror movies hosted by a ghoulish figure who would crack jokes during the commercial breaks to keep the kids entertained. Something like MST3K minus the bots.
82. Dead Set. (Digital file, 2008). OK, this is a UK show, filmed in English, so why can't I understand anything these people are saying? It's actually a pretty good British miniseries combining reality TV and zombie apocalypse, but the Babel of regional accents makes the dialogue hard to make out.
83. Cat People. (DVR-Starz, 1982). Natassia Kinski had two expressions--stunned surprise and confused fear--but with a face like hers, who cares?

Oct. 22-26: Vacay in Vegas and the Grand Canyon

Oct. 27
84. Pet Sematary (AMC), 1989). Watched this on TV at night while on vacation at the Grand Canyon. Still works.
85. Tremors. (AMC, 1989). Ditto.
86.Near Dark. (iPod, 1987). Watched this on the plane flight from Vegas to DC. Easily one of my favorite vampire films because it strips away the religious elements and portrays the vampires as outlaw super predators.

Oct. 28
87.Scarecrows. (Streaming-Netflix, 1988). I've never been a fan of scarecrows as monsters, but seeing positive reviews of this movie from other folks on the board, I decided to check it out. I'm glad I did because this is one hella scary ride. The inserts of the scarecrows staring malevolently from their crosses reminds me of the menacing Weeping Angels from the Doctor Who episode "Blink".
88. The Horror at 37,000 Feet.
, 1973). Another cheesy 70s made-for-TV movie, featuring Bill Shatner as a priest on a passenger plane that contains (you guessed it) an ancient evil artifact. Hilarity ensues.
89. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter. (DVD-Netflix, 1965). A grade-Z crapfest directed by the notoriously incompetent William "One Shot" Beaudine partially redeemed by scenes of shirtless Cal Bolder.
90. City of the Living Dead. (Netflix-Streaming, 1980). Another Fulci splatter-fest that makes not one lick of sense yet is still atmospheric and scary.
91. The Brood. (DVD-Own, 1981). Does for little kids in snow suits what Jaws did for sharks.

Oct. 29
92. The Crazies (Streaming-Netflix, 2009). As remakes go, this update of the 1973 George Romero classic is pretty decent.
93. Horrors of the Black Museum. (DVD-Netflix, 1959). For Britain in the late 50s, when their film censorship board was still active, this film's level of violence is really over the top.
94. Carrie. (DVD, 1976). That ending still gets me, even though I've seen it umpteen billion times.
95. The Boogens. (DVR-TCM, 1981). Another 80s horror movie I missed the first time around. Tentacled monsters threaten visitors to a small Colorado town. Something like Hollywood agents at Telluride.
96. Curse of the Demon. (DVD, 1956). Mandatory Halloween viewing. With the right director, this could be a terrific remake.
97. Revenge of Frankenstein. (TCM, 1958). OK follow-up to Curse of . . . .

Oct. 30
98. Frankenstein Created Woman. (TCM, 1966). I don't see the point of this film--it's not even remotely scary.
99. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. (TCM, 1966). The monster is just Freddie Jones in a bald skincap. Weak.
100. Lord of Illusions.
, 1995). We really need to bring back this kind of horror movie. Supernatural horror and dark magic are far more interesting than torture porn.
101. Cast A Deadly Spell. (Digital file, 1991.) An absolute classic blend of film noir and Elder Gods horror. Fred Ward really shines in this one playing the hard-bitten, non-magical HP Lovecraft, detective.
102.The Dunwich Horror. (DVD-Own, 1970). Brother Cavil summons the Great Old Ones.
103. Supernatural, "Live Free or TwiHard"/ Scared Shrekless/ It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
104. The Vampire Lovers. (Netflix-Streaming, 1970). Hot lesbian vampires!

Oct. 31
105. The Keep. (Digital file, 1982). Another supernatural classic that deserves to be on DVD. Stars a younger Ian McKellen.
106. Below. (DVD, 2002). IMO, this is one of the top 5 ghost stories ever filmed, the others being the original The Haunting, The Others, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and The Legend of Hell House
107. Stacy. (DVD-Netflix, 2001). So teenage girls around the world die from an illness called Near Death Happiness Syndrome, and when they revive as flesh-eating zombies their skin is covered with a substance called "Butterfly Twinkle Powder". Interesting film, but weird in the way that only the Japanese can produce.
108. Freaks. (DVR TCM, 1931). "One of us, one of us, gooble gabble, one of us!"
109. The Walking Dead, "Days Gone Bye"/ The Simpsons, "Treehouse of Horror III"
110. Trick 'R' Treat. (Blu-Ray, 2009). A new Halloween classic
111. Bride of Frankenstein. (DVD-Own, 1935). Elsa Lanchester never looked lovelier.
112. The Ghost of Frankenstein. (DVD-Own, 1942). The series is getting a little worn by this installment, but Lugosi as Igor makes it worth watching.

Aaaaannddd, we're done! See you next year!
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 -The Black Cat, 1936
-X- 1940 -The Ghost of Frankenstein, 1942
-X- 1950 -Curse of the Demon, 1957
-X- 1960 -Night of the Eagle, 1962
-X- 1970 -The Dunwich Horror, 1970
-X- 1980 -Scarecrows, 1988
-X- 1990 -[b]Child's Play 2, 1990)
-X- 2000 -Shaun of the Dead, 2004
-X- 2010 -30 Days of Night: Dark Days

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
-X- G -Bride of Frankenstein
--- 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).
-X- Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde, DVD
-X- Horror of Dracula, TV
-X-Near Dark, iPod

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
--- John Saxon -
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
-X- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David -Repo: The Genetic Opera
-X- Dick Miller -or- David Warner -In The Mouth of Madness
--- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele -
--- Tony Todd -
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- Esperanto, Incubus
-X- French, La Horde
-X- Norwegian, Dead Snow
-X- Japanese, Stacy

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire -Taste the Blood of Dracula
-X- Frankenstein -The Curse of Frankenstein
-X- Werewolf -The Company of Wolves
-X- Mummy -The Mummy
-X- Ghost/haunting - Below
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -The Mephisto Waltz
-X- Zombie -Stacy
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac -
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -The Boogens
-X- Documentary -American Scary
-X- Musical -Evil Dead: The Musical
-X- Spoof/comedy -Arnold
-X- Revenge -Freaks
-X- Killer/evil doll -Child's Play 2
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
-X- Giallo -The Beyond
-X- J horror -Stacy
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a novel -
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West -The Deathmaster
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category -The Exorcist
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
-X- anthology film -Asylum
--- appears on video nasties list -
-X- hosted by Elvira -Werewolf of Washington
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
-X- takes place on or under the sea -Below
--- animated film -
--- called "Day of ..." -
-X- called "Night of ..." -Night of the Eagle
--- called "Return of ..." -
-X- called "Revenge of ..." -Revenge of Frankenstein
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title City of the Living Dead

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread



October 1.
1. Scarecrows - not what i was planning on starting with for the challenge but was randomly picked off netflix. nothing special but my affection toward scarecrow movies held my attention despite the horrible acting and script. does have a decent ending half with some fun cheesy gore and the worlds worst grenade fx
2. Taintlight - not sure why i even watched this esp tonight but its been on my unwatched pile for awhile. nothing in here that you wouldnt expect one humorous scene with i mime but nothing worth the 5 i spent on it.
3. The Video dead - def not going by much but so far my favorite blind watch so far. zombies that COME from the tv heh go figure.
4. Troll 2 - this movie is just as good as everything i read up on it about. cant wait to own this on bd
5. Zombie town - another low budget title but enjoyed this one as it pays a lil homage to night of the creeps
6. The Beyond - wow i cant believe it took me this long to finally catch this. def a hidden gem of his challenge
7, Ghostbusters - went with a old classic to watch with my nieces gets better with each viewing.

October 2.
8. subspecies - never seen it before not a bad low budgetflick. really enjoyed the animation on it. might check out the sequels.
9. zombieland - watched it with my niece, like the movie but just didnt hold up to multiple watches
10. Nightmare on elms street - this will prolly go down as the most memorable watch this year as it was my nieces first tru horror movie she ever showed interest in watching and enjoyed

October 3.
11. Ghosbusters 2 - anoher fun id friendly movie with the family
12. 2001 maniacs - i love me some HG and this is one of my personal favs
13. 2001 maniacs remake - i actually really enjoyed this revision also alot of fun def wanna check out the sequal tho heard mix reviews
14. Cannibal haulocaust(sp) - another favorite of mine to get me ready for tomorrow

October 4.
15. Gutterballs - i love this damn movie. its just so nonsense it becomes fun.
16. Violent Shit
17. Violent Shit 2
18. Violent shit 3

October 5.
19. Torched
20. Maniac
21. Nightmare on Elms street 2
22. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls

October 6.
23. reGoregitated Sacrifice
24. Slow Torture Puke Chamber
25. Rec

October 7.
26. rec 2
27. The Gateway Meat
28. Mordum
28. Night of the living dead original

October 8.
29. Night of the living dead remake
30. Dawn of the dead
31. Day of the dead

October 9.
32. Land of the dead
33. Zombie Strippers
34. Dairy of the dead
35. Survival Of the dead

October 10.
36. Human Centipede

October 11.
37. The Evil Dead
38. Triangle
39. return of the living dead
40. return of the living dead 2

October 12.
41. Repulsion
42. Vampyr
43. Videodrome
44. 100 Tears

October 13.
45. Black Sunday
46. Thirst
47. Recycle
48. Killer Pad

October 14.
49.Halloween
50. House of thousand Corpses
51. Halloween 2
52. Hunted World of el superbeasto
53. Devil's Rejects

October 15.
54. Evil Dead 2
55. Army of darkness
56. Cabin Fever 2

57. house
58. the unborn
59. Madman

60. zombies of mass destruction
61. forced entry
62. silent scream
63. horror of dracula

64. frozen

65. doghouse
66. zombie woman of satan
67. Giallo
68. bikini girls on ice













Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-x- 1980 -Scarecrows
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Gutterballs
-X- 2010 - Survival of the dead

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).
-X- Scarecrowst,netflix streaming
-X- ghostbusters 2, dvd
-X- Troll 2, BD

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
--- John Saxon - Nightmare on elms street
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David -
--- Dick Miller -or- David Warner -
--- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele -
-X- Tony Todd - Night of the Living Dead remake
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- Germany, Violent Shit
-X- Spanish, rec

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Taintlight
--- Frankenstein -
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
-X- Ghost/haunting - ghostbusters 2
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious -
--- Zombie -Zombie town
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Violent Shit
--- 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 - 2001 maniacs
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Night of the living dead
--- anthology film -
--- appears on video nasties list -
--- hosted by Elvira -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- 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 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Mallratcal's 2nd October Horror Movie Challenge!

List is Final!

My goal was 50 and I hit 54 so that makes me happy. I didn't watch many TV special this year so I will have to make up for it next year.
Half of the movies I watched were new to me but the surprising thing was that in those 54 movies there were only 2 instances of a cat popping out and scaring someone. I always thought it was a bigger cliche.


The goal is 50 again this year after a disappointing 49 finish last year.

Total: 54
Blu-Ray: 10
DVD: 41
Theater: 1
Online: 2
New Movies: 27
Scenes where a cat jumped out and scared someone: 2

Oct 1st
1. Humanoids From the Deep *** / New / Blu-Ray / 80 min / 1980
Those fish men sure did enjoy there rape. Pretty good flick with some good monster makeup and gore. I was actually having trouble deciding what movie I was going to watch first, and decided to go to HMV after work to look for something, and this was the first horror movie I saw. Pretty good choice.

2. My Bloody Valentine (1981) **** / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 1981
First time seeing it uncut and it was worth the wait. Shame the uncut version was kept from us for so long, poor Mabel is probably still spinning in her dryer over it.

Oct 2nd
3. Mute Witness **** / New / DVD / 95 min / 1994
I've been waiting to see this movie since it came on PPV, which was probably 1996. The first 3rd of the movie is probably the strongest, but overall it was very enjoyable.

Oct 3rd
4. The Batman VS. Dracula ***1/2 / New / DVD / 83 min / 2005
A little slow but not a bad movie.

5. The Willies ** / DVD / 92 min / 1990
Not as good as I remembered, but then I probably saw it when I was 15. The highlight is probably the Goonies reference. Also, Tracey Gold was pretty hot.

Oct 4th
6. Masters of Horror: Incident on and Off a Mountain Road **** / New / DVD / 51 min / 2005
First time I've seen this episode in full, and I thought it would be more of a cat and mouse story.

Oct 5th
7. Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch House **** / New / DVD / 55 min / 2005
Again I've only see this one in parts before, but it was another strong episode/movie whatever you want to call it. I'm a fan of Stuart Gordon, and he didn't disappoint.

8. Resident Evil: Afterlife **1/2 / New / Theater / 97 min / 2010
It was better than the third movie in the series but it was a Resident Evil movie, so you know everything about it already.

Oct 6th
9. Vampyr ***1/2 / New / DVD / 75 min / 1932
It's too bad the print is in such poor condition, but the movie was pretty good and I really liked the camera work and shadow play.

Oct 7th
10. Deadly Friend **1/2 / New / DVD / 91 min / 1986
Not a bad movie but it was a little slow. The basketball death scene was a thing of beauty. Some unintentional hilarity with Sam diving through the window, and her final run at the cops. I had higher hopes for the movie but it was still decent.

Oct 8th
11. Silver Bullet **1/2 / DVD / 95 min / 1985
Another film that was better in my childhood. Some the of the effects are terrible, but werewolves using baseball bats and playing organs is a plus in my book.

Oct 9th
12. Evil Toons **1/2 / New / DVD / 83 min / 1992
I knew this was going to be a bad movie when I went into it, and because of that it was highly enjoyable. Plus it had a lot of boobs.

13. Deatime Stories ** / DVD / 83 min / 1986
Another movie I first saw many years ago. Not too bad but the transfer was terrible. The movie deserves a better release.

Oct 10th
14. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue *** / New / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 1974
I was expecting a little more zombie mayhem but this was a fine flick.

Oct 11th
15. The Execution of Mary Stuart (1895), Infernal Cauldron (1903), Frankenstein (1910) Wildcard
With work and Thanksgiving Dinner I thought it would be a good idea to use a wild card. I'm shamelessly ripping off other lists and cramming all three movies into one wildcard. I really liked Frankenstein.

Oct 12th
16. A Nightmare on Elm Street *** / New / Blu-Ray / 95 min / 2010
I liked the remake, I've always liked the sinister Freddy and Jackie Earle Haley did a really good job. There was an overuse on jump scares (sadly none involving a cat) but it was an enjoyable movie.

17. Dracula Dead and Loving It ***1/2 / DVD / 90 min / 1995
Better than I remembered.

Oct 13th
18. MST3K: Warewolf **** / New / DVD / 110 min / 1998
Truly an awful movie but thankfully the crew of the SOL make it entertaining.

Oct 14th
19. The Crazies *** / New / DVD / 103 min / 1973
Quite a bit different then what I thought it would be.

Oct 15th
20. Masters of Horror: Jennifer *** / DVD / 58 min / 2005
An alright episode.

Oct 16th
21. Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman *1/2 / New / DVD / 91 min / 2000
I liked the first Jack Frost, but this one was painful to watch. I did like the little snowball monsters, but everything about this movie was lame, the acting, the writing, Jack's one liners and all the poor attempts at humor. Lame.

22. Ghostbusters ***** / Blu-Ray / 105 min / 1984
A classic.

Oct 17th
23. Ice Cream Man *1/2 / DVD / 84 min / 1995
A bad movie but it was enjoyable. The DVD transfer was awful, it looked like a bad VHS copy.

Oct 18th
24. Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead *1/2 / DVD / 59 min / 2005
One of the weaker, if not the weakest entry I've seen. And with the source material and the talent involved it really shouldn't have been. It just feels like a missed opportunity.

Oct 19th
25. Night of the Demons **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 2009
Not as good as the original but it was an alright movie, I can see why it went DTV though, and my God Edward Furlong got fat!

Oct 20th
26. The Beyond ***1/2 / New / DVD / 87 min / 1981
Good flick, very bleak and full of dread. I wish I had seen this one earlier.

Oct 21st
27. Vampire in Brooklyn ** / DVD/ 100 min / 1995
It was better when I was younger. I still love the whole big ass woof stuff.

Oct 22nd
28. Cemetery Man ***** / DVD / 103 min / 1993
I love this movie. Sadly no one I've recommended the movie too shares that same love.

Oct 23rd
29. Masters of Horror: The Fair-Haired Child *** / DVD / 55 min / 2005
Alright entry.

Oct 24th
30. House of the Devil ***1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 95 min / 2009
Pretty good movie that kind of fell apart at the end.

Oct 25th
31. Feast ***1/2 / DVD / 95 min / 2005
Pretty awesome movie. Still have to watch the sequels.

32. How to Make a Monster **1/2 / DVD / 90 min / 2001
Not a very good flick but it's got a certain charm to it.

Oct 26th
33. Feast II: Sloppy Seconds ***1/2 / New / DVD / 100 min / 2008
As good as the first, The CGI at times was pretty bad but the humor made up for that.

34. Feast III: The Happy Finish **1/2 / New / DVD / 77 min / 2008
Pretty big drop off from the first two movies, That whole strobe light thing towards the end was a huge mistake, it was like they ran out of money or something.

35. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman *** / DVD / 57 min / 2005
Good episode and lots of humor.

Oct 27th
36. Masters of Horror: Sick Girl **** / DVD / 60 min / 2006
Pretty good episode. The first time I watched it I didn't even know that was Misty Mundae.

37. ThanksKilling * / Netflix streaming / 66 min / 2009
Awful. The turkey was kind of cool but it was a pretty bad movie. At least it was only 66 minutes long.

38. Dark Night of the Scarecrow ***1/2 / New / DVD / 97 min / 1981
I've seen bits and pieces of this movie before but I'm pretty sure this was the first time I've seen it the whole way through. Pretty good flick. Kind of hard to believe that it was a made for TV movie.

Oct 28th
39. Bay of Blood **** / New / DVD / 84 min / 1971
A solid entry in the Friday the 13th Series.

40. Ernest Scared Stupid ** / DVD / 91 min / 1991
I really liked this movie as a kid, but it hasn't aged well. Plus it looked like it was filmed in super fast motion or something, which got very annoying.

41. Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale ****1/2 / New / DVD / 59 min / 2006
Really good. Who doesn't like zombie sex?

Oct 29th
42. Masters of Horror: Chocolate * / New / DVD / 60 min / 2005
Boring.

43. Masters of Horror: Homecoming * / DVD / 58 min / 2005
Preachy and boring. A deadly combination.

44. Ghost Story **1/2 / New / DVD / 110 min / 1981
Some good moments but it was fairly slow.

Oct 30th
45. Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns ***** / DVD / 58 min / 2005
The best from season one, that I have seen so far.

46. Zombi 2 **** / DVD / 91 min / 1979
Really good zombie film. I haven't seen it in a very long time, and I'm glad that this has held up over time.

47. The Crazies **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 101 min / 2010
A little better than the original in the suspense department, but I felt that the original movie delivered it's message better. The remake has a higher re-watch-ability though.

Oct 31st
48. Masters of Horror: Imprint *** / New / DVD / 63 min / 2006
Pretty good entry.

49. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown ***** / Wildcard / DVD / 25 min / 1966
Another classic.

50. Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up **1/2 / New / DVD / 58 min / 2006
An alright entry.

51. Invader Zim: Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom!!! ***** / Wildcard / DVD / 24 min /2001
I love this episode.

52. Trick 'r Treat *** / Blu-Ray / 82 min / 2007
A great Halloween movie.

53. Rocky Horror Picture Show ***** / Blu-Ray / 100 min / 1975
I love this movie and it's becoming tradition to watch it on Halloween.

54. Day of the Dead *** / DVD / 101 min / 1985
I used to think this was the weakest entry in the original trilogy, but it's a very good movie with some really gory kills.


Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-x- 1890 - The Execution of Mary Stuart - 1895
-x- 1900 - Infernal Cauldron - 1903
-x- 1910 - Frankenstein - 1910
--- 1920 -
-x- 1930 - Vampyr - 1932
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-x- 1960 - It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - 1966
-x- 1970 - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue - 1974
-x- 1980 - Humanoids From the Deep - 1980
-x- 1990 - Mute Witness - 1995
-x- 2000 - Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman - 2000
-x- 2010 - Resident Evil: Afterlife - 2010

Watch a film for each rating:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Vampyr
--- G -
-x- PG - Ghostbusters
-x- PG-13 - The Willies
-x- R - Humanoids From the Deep
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Dark Night of the Scarecrow

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-x- First format, Humanoids From the Deep BD
-x- Second format, Mute Witness - DVD
-x- Third format, Resident Evil: Afterlife - Theater

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo -
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
-x- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Ice Cream Man
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David -
-x- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - Ice Cream Man
-x- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif -
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

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

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-x- Vampire - Vampyr
-x- Frankenstein - Frankenstein - 1910
-x- Werewolf - Silver Bullet
--- Mummy -
-x- Ghost/haunting - Ghost Story
-x- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch House
-x- Zombie - Resident Evil: Afterlife
-x- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - My Bloody Valentine (1981)
-x- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Humanoids From the Deep
--- Documentary -
-x- Musical - Rocky Horror Picture Show
-x- Spoof/comedy - Dracula Dead and Loving It
-x- Revenge - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
--- Killer/evil doll -
-x- Killer/evil animal - ThanksKilling
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
-x- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - MST3K: Warewolf
-x- film and its remake - The Crazies 1973 & 2010
-x- based on a novel - Deadly Friend
-x- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - Evil Toons
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
-x- silent film - Frankenstein - 1910
-x- Criterion version film - Vampyr
--- with commentary -
-x- film and at least two of its sequels - Feast, Feast II, Feast III
-x- anthology film - The Willies
-x- appears on video nasties list - The Beyond
--- hosted by Elvira
-x- takes place on a holiday - Trick 'r Treat
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
-x- animated film - The Batman VS. Dracula
-x- called "Day of ..." - Day of the Dead
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-x- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

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2010 6TH ANNUAL HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE


01. The Haunting (10/2) DVD
-----Robert Wise's adaptation of Shirley Jackson's fiction horror novel - is in top form, as it features a great cast, exemplory camera work and effective sound design. Even though the auditory thumping is jarring and frightening, one can't help to wonder what the hell elephants are doing playing dodge ball in adjacent rooms of the house, that's what it sounds like. The voice over also works to the film's advantage. The cinemtography is akin to the same techniques used in 'The Innocents' and really play with the audiences view and visual symetry. Given that the source novel and the film has a very low body count, which in no way suggests it's flawed - it gives the film and it's characters room to develop and the story to unfold at a more slower pace and as a result a more resolute satisfying 'horror' film.

02. City of the Living Dead (10/3) Bluray (Arrow Film UK edition ☼ )
-----While there are only really two main key gore effects in the movie, the gut puke and the drill through the head sequences, this film seems less reliant on the typcial over the top bloodier scenes from Fulci's other gore epic films. At times the film's structure and plot seem almost too simplistic - ultimately the film feels and looks like a patch work nightmare - where logic sometimes doesn't make sense. Notably the bizarre ending that either you'll like or dislike. Word is that a scene was supposed to have been filmed to be more specific in a characters demise than what was ulimately assembled and edited into the final theatrical cut. It also seems that the budget (or the lack thereof) might have been an issue for the film's plot, sfx and makeup - the zombie design is shoddy and looks like someone just threw a mud pie on an extra's face and gave no distinct or truly frightening skeletal zombies that were better created for - 'Zombi and 'The Beyond' In terms of the bluray, given the soundmix was created from an 80's mono Italian horror film, the 6.1 remixed sound is a mixed bag, largely disappointing. The only moment where the soundmix truly feels immersive and creative, is when the lead characters are looking up into the large trees while hauuting sounds swirl around the listeners ears and heads - it doesn't help though when one of the key sound elements sounds like an zoo escaped monkey - that's a real head scratcher.


Ghost Adventures [episode: ‘Rolling Hills Sanitarium’] (10/3) ☼
Built in 1938, the Sanitarium is located in East Bethany New York. The sanitary was used as a home for the homeless, the terminally sick, the ‘insane’ and abandoned children. Supposed hauntings include the numerous screams of unseen inmates, child spirits, a former tenant by the name of ‘Roy’ who suffered from giantism, dark shadowy figures, and Nurse ‘Emmy’ who abused the patients and practised the art of ‘black magic’ in the Organ room. A pre-investigation EVP recorded: ‘Heard she got out of jail this morning… Get up early’ and the photo capturing a tall figure glancing over it’s right shoulder. During the course of the investigation the team recorded disembodied footsteps, two tall large figures (Ray?), other dark shadow figures. An unexplained door slam in captured on video:, an energy cloud burst through a lazer setup by the team were also captured. Varying tape recordings made during the night include
• ‘Open up a little’
• ‘I’m here’,
• ‘Get out’
• ‘’Get the fuck out of here’
• an older women’s voice saying: ‘we can.. do it.. more’
• I don’t want to’.
• ‘Let’s Brawl’
• Question asked: Can you sing for you us? Reply: ‘…certainly…’
• ‘Zack’, ‘Nick’
• ‘I’m not scared’ when Zack asked for the spirit of Raymond’
• ‘Listen to me… ‘Kill people’ ‘save us’ ,from three different voices.
• after Aaron felt something touch his face. ‘I just slapped you bitches’
• In the organ room: ‘I can’t’ is uttnered when Nick asked if the spirit could blow out the candles. And an unexplained scream and ‘Yo u come back here… Nick’ as leaving ‘let hime in there’.
• Aaron enters the Christmas Room audbile ‘help’
• Zack evokes a EVP ‘Damn you’ ‘I caim everything here.. okay!’ in the hall where Raymond is seen


Ghost Hunters [episode: ‘Lemp Mansion’, St. Louis, Missouri’] (10/3) ☼

Owned by the Lemp Family for 140 years. The Mansion later became a boarding House then a B&B.
The sad history of the family included Billy Lemp committing suicide in the office room – shadows are reported During the investiagion, Britt and KJ hear a groan come from the doorway.
Charles Lemp committed suicded the bed room, which became the bar room. He shot his dog and then himself , he is the most talked about and visible spirit of the home.
Atrium – sitting room for Julia Lemp – reported spirit contact with animals a‘cat’ Chairs would move and ‘not’ move K.J and Britt hears from footsteps from the hallway.
In the basement area, now the wine cellar – the main door is known to close and lock for no apparent reason.and a ‘watching and touching’ spirit. Amy and Kris note a shadow figure and another one on the stairs During analysis and reveal an audible ‘whoosh’ is recorded. KJ and Britt’s interaction with the spirit with knocking: ‘Are you part of the Lemp Family’ [KNOCK] ‘are You Charles’ [no knock] ‘Is your name Julia?’[KNOCK] Julia can you come and talk to us’ pause[… no knock]
Owner Richard Pointer had the experience of hearing a loud and sudden kick to the door of Charles bedroom, all the other doors in the house were shut and closed – he never found the source of the noise.
In Fredericks Lemp’s room – an odorous ‘man’ is known to inhabit –which Grant has the misfortune to encounter after rushing to the nearby bathroom, he comes back to the room only for the smell to completely disappear. Grant also sees a large figure walk by the door and K2 meter.
Jason also evokes a spirit to speak to Grant in an adjacent room he hears both the words: ‘Atlantis’ and ‘comet’



Destination Truth [episode: Ghost Fleet] (10/4) ☼
Chuuk Lagoon – Micronesia: Josh and his team investigate the Truk Lagoon and nearby Etan island – a site of a decisive battle between Japan and United States during World War II. Known as ‘Operation Hail Storm’ the battle sunk 80 ships, 270 airplanes, and 3000 Japanese soldiers, becoming an underground graveyard, where islanders have encounted unexplained phenomena, including the feeling of being watched, and the sounds of the downed/sunk airplanes and ships An aquatic exploration yields unexplained engine and gear sounds and a ‘black shape’. On the Island, one of the investigators feels some’thing’ touch his hand and the FLIR captures a human shape dart quickly out of sight from a doorway


Ghost Stories [episode: Prince Suleymam (New Orleans, LA) (10/4) ☼
Already laying claim to most ghosts per capita than any other city New Orleans has seen it share of natural and human disaster (now and then). Two fires, hurricanes, a yellow fever epidemic – the dead tell tales and haunt the city. This episode tells of the infamous Sultan of New Orleans . Acquired in the 1800’s at the corner of Orleans and Dauphine, the Sultan created a harem comprised a multitude of people, children, young men and women, eunichs. In his love for enacting violence and torture, he created a nearby dungeon where he lured, tortured killed women and young boys
One morning a woman walked by the house, as she waked by she saw rivets of blood on the stairs – running to the police – they arrived to discover a massacr of slaughtered dismembered bodies. They also found the body of the sultanis partially buried alive with his hand coming out of the ground.
The Sultan is said to haunt the nearby bar (the former dungeon - an area that evokes extreme fear) - footstep and chains are heard, and bodyless faces are seen in the hanging cages. The Sultan also haunts the former ‘harem’ house, standing at the front of beds, violating the bodies of young women who stay at the the house, blood appearing/disappearing on the walls.


03. The Beyond (10/4) DVD [with commentary track ☼ ]
-----Much of what has been praised of this film has been noted by many fans and critics, from the OTT abundent gore, the cinematography,the story. Fulci was the at top of his game withthis movie. He never was really able to top himself, since he was working with so many talented crew and cast. The David Warbeck/ Catriona Maccoll commentary brings the two and emphasizes these contributions, along side how and what the two actors brought to the film themselves. Catriona notes that while only she got upset and had problems with Fulci on the set of 'Fear' (City of the Living Dead) with the maggot scene, Fulci seemed pretty hard on his female actresses on this film set. lt was pretty interesting to hear that the whole New Orleans shoot was done with an almost Italian cast, something that now a days union rules wouldn't allow. The extra who falls off the scaffolding is interestingly noted as being the film commissioner of the Louisana Film Board.

04. Let Me In (10/4) 35mm
-----As much I am wary of American remakes of already well established international genre movies. I thought this one delievered the goods, while the story is pretty much for rote in plotline - this one felt different only in terms of it's actors - notably Richard Jenkins who has come to be a standard indie fave and go to guy - his performance reminded me alot of David Cronenberg in 'Nightbreed', but a tad more nuanced. He was my favourite aspect of the film. Kodi Smit-McPhee in the lead role of Owen seems to be channeling Lukas Haas' look from 'Witness'. I'm not sure why Matt Reeves borrowed so much from the original movie, down to the same camera angles and monochromatic color schemes of each scene - it may be an homage, but at times it seems too literal and as if Reeves wasn't willing to bring his own ideas or reinterpretation of the story. The most notable and only omission, is the THE scene from the original, it involves animals - if you've seen 'Let the Right One In' - you know the scene - it was a great over the top moment, a scene that is Fulci in nature but minus the rivers of gore. I also thought the sound design was remarkable in terms of shifting of very quiet moments to key jumps scare scenes and the violent demise of four characters at the film's gory climax.

05. High Tension (10/4) Bluray [with commentary track ☼ ]
-----Aja definately admits to making High Tension out of his admiration for 70's US horror movies, he mentions both Last House on the Left, and The Hills Have Eyes (which he later did in fact get the chance to direct the remake - and to great effect I might add). But it's the Texas Chainsaw Massacre that he most notes as being the higher influential movie that High Tension most resembles. His anecdote that the gore soaked finale resulted in the camera that was being used get drenched wasn't that surprising, it was the next film that the camera was used that it actually bled 'stage blood' is the most amusing story.

06. The Evil Dead (10/5) Bluray [with commentary track ☼ ]
-----This new 2009 commentary track is fast and furious when it comes to the many stories Raimi, Campbell and Robert Tapert tell - for nearly the first 25 minutes of the movie, the pre-production woes and many people they solicit to fund their splatter horror movie are numerous. The most interesting story is of Raimi being seriousily weirded out by a crazed looking local who awoke him by standing over him while he slept in the cabin - he moved out, slept in the nearby cemetary only to be awoken by Campbell who gave him some blankets to not freeze to death - talk about almost dying for your art.


Ghost Hunters [episode: 'Grammar School Ghosts’] (10/6) ☼
Milton School, Alton Illinois:
Built in 1912 and later bought by an artist in 1984 and converted into a glass blowing studio/factory, the school is a hotbed of residual hauntings. In the Girl’s Bathroom Hall, voices and spectral lights have been seen and a disembodied voice was heard to say ‘My name is Mary’. In the Boiler room a dark figure is said to inhabit it – visitors have experienced their throats feeling closed up/strangled. A face of a man with no body has also been seen. In the Girl’s shower a little girl had been raped and murdered, figures of child spirits have been witnessed. The Boys shower room is equally active with dark shapes of ‘children’ and interaction with the living by touching/hair pulling. A figure has been seen on the catwalk above the stage in the Gym. Jason, Grant and the team over the night’s investigation include K2 ghost-hits, two ‘pops’ are heard in the boys shower room, the sound of walking on a upper floor, a sighting of a dark figure that quickly and mysteriously vanishes.

Inspector Lewis [episode: 'Falling Darkness'] (10/7) ☼
During the festivities on All-Hallows-Eve night, a female body is found with a knife embedded in her back. A medium investigates the house of the victim, thinking she had been successful in the exorcism of the spirits that have been enacting eerie going ons in the house – the story becomes more and more convoluted as well as additional dead bodies. In what could be best described as a modern ‘giallo’ tale, the red herrings and how the story weaves in and out of potential killers is both extremely confusing but very entertaining – resulting in a great climax resembling ‘Flowers in the Attic’.

Ghost Adventures: [episode: ‘Return to Bobby Mackeys’] (10/8) ☼
Bobby Mackey’s Music World, Wilder Kentucky:
For Zak and the team, this is the third investigation the team has done at this location. Since the prior investigations in ’08 and ’09, the team has felt personal paranormal follow them. Now I must admit I think exorcisms and devil possession is great ‘fiction’, in reality it just comes across as goofy to me. So in this episode it is largely comprised of the team and a Bishop Long in cleansing the nightclub and its haunted basement. What the team caught and recorded is numerous in content, so I’ll just list a few:
• Violin music is heard and recorded
• Unexplained crash, humming and a growl
• Video capture of flashing lights and an ‘energy burst’ near Aaron’s head.
• EVP’s of: “I’m gonna kill Zak’ “Come to me” “I’m gonna kill your wife” “Take the knife” “hate… you…” “I can’t go back in there”
During the exorcism the following is captured: “bad day” “Bishop Long” “Fuck you”
• Aaron displays ‘out of the ordinary’ aggressive and violent tendencies towards the Bishop

Most Terrifying Place in America 5
In the latest installment of this popular series, nine new locations are featured

LAKE SHAWNEE – WEST VIRGINIA AMUSEMENT PARK:
In 1775 settler Mitchel Clay and his children have settled in the Lake Shawnee are only to be killed by Indians. In 1926 an amusement park is built in and around the site. An accidental death of a young girl on the swing ride in 1953 is the park’s notorious victim, the park ultimately closes in 1966 – the ghost of the girl is seen by numerous witnesses.

SORREL-WEED HOUSE – SAVANNAH, GEORGIA:
Built in 1830 by Francis Sorrel for his wife Matilda and eight children three of his children die at very young ages in the house. Francis had sexual relations with the head servant Molly, which his wife Matilda knew about, Matilda killed herself as well as Molly, by hanging herself. A ghostly noose is seen where Molly took her life. The spirit known as ‘Captain’ is seen on the servant’s staircase.

MOUNT MISERY – HUNTINGTON, NEW YORK
Said to be the most haunted woods in America – the vast 854 acres is home to the following entities: an old man carrying a wicker basket with severed heads, a lady in white and a ghost cop that is seen on Mount Misery road missing the back of his head.

JEROME GRAND HOTEL – JEROME, ARIZONA:
Built in 1927, the first site’s building was a hospital where numerous miners had dies. The hospital eventually closed in the 1950’s and eventually became a hotel in 1994. Disembodied ‘coughing’ is heard and the spirit of Claude Harvey who died in a bizarre elevator death/murder (?)

PRESIDIO LA BAHLA:
Located near Galiad Texas, the fort was built by the Spanish Army. The fort played a major part during Texas independence in 1835. In 1836 Mexico acquired it back. During it’s bloody history the 346 died within the confines of the Fort. Hauntings in the courtyard and soldiers quarters are the key places where spirits are seen. The ringing of the bells during the middle of the night is also another key haunting that occurs at the Fort.

LIGHTHOUSE – ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA:
Built in 1824, the lighthouse is rich in history. In 1859 Joseph Andrew while painting the lighthouse fell to his death. William Harn in 1889 was the lighthouse’s first official, his spirit known as the ‘Man in blue’ is said to be seen and smelled (full body apparition/the smell of tobacco, cigar pipe). In 1873 two girls drowned, their ghostly laughing and giggling has been heard.

WILLARD LIBRARY – EVANSVILLE, INDIANA
Built in 1885 by an eccentric millionaire Willard Carpenter, his daughter Louise was none to pleased with how he dealt with his money and specifically how much actually went into the construction of the library. Her displeased spirit is said to roam the library. Another spirit known as the Gray Lady first appeared in 1937 and is accompanied by the smell of cheap perfume

STEPNEY CEMETARY – MONROE, CONNECTICUTT
A 3 acre plot of land was constructed in 1794 and is home to the deceased since the Revolutionary War to the present. The nearby Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel has it’s share of hauntings – the wanderings of exorcised souls. In the graveyard shadowy figures, ‘eyes’ and a ‘white lady’ have been seen amongst the tombstones.

WHISPERS ESTATE – MITCHELL, INDIANA
Originally built in 1894 by the White Family, five years later it was owned and used a residence and medical office by a doctor John A. Gibbons and his wife Jessica. Their adopted child Rachel unfortunately died in 1910, at the age of 10 when she got too close to an open flame of Christmas lights. She is said to haunt the house, walking down the stairs that lead into the dining room. Her screams are also said to be heard. On one occasion a guest had brought a doll for her. The doll disappeared mysteriously. Three months later the guest returned, asked about the doll – whereupon the doll reappeared in a room smelling ‘freshly burned charred’


Ghost Stories [episode: ‘Sister Katherine’] (10/11) ☼
Ghosts are said to walk the beaches of Galveston Texas. Known as the Island of Doom by Spanish explorers – deadly ship wrecks contribute to the eeriness and the numerous deaths. The epicenter for the ghostly haunts inhabit the Hotel Galvez which is situated right on the beach. Those include a businessman who wanders the halls, a young woman who hung herself, a ‘lady in white’ on the fifth floor (the door of her room locks on itself). The main haunting is a sad unfortunate tale. A nun, Sister Katherine tried to save herself and nine children under her care during an oncoming hurricane in 1900. She tied herself and the children all together – only to cause their own demise, their drowned bodies still bound were found on the beach. It is has been said that Sister Katherine can be seen on the beach before an approaching storm, as a warning. The drowned children use the hotel as their playground, turning water in bathrooms and showers. Construction workers had encountered the spirit of a little girl and the sound of a bouncy ball in the basement. She has also been seen on the second floor. A voice of a small boy calling for help has been heard in the hotel’s bar.



Ghost Adventures: [episode: Waverly Hills Sanitarium, Louisville Kentucky] (10/13) ☼
During the 1920’s Thousands including children, had died of tubercolis during the Nations mass epidemic . From the multitude that lost their lives, their spirits are said to haunt the former hospital. A spirit of a nurse that had hung herself in the early 1930’s killed herself and her unborn child after she contracted the disease – she is said to haunt Room 502. Other entities said to inhabit include ‘The Creeper’ seen to crawl the walls and ceiling of the fourth floor, voices, the building is also said to be able to create dopplegangers of whomever enters and the building. Prior to the investigation, Zak and his group record a voice saying ‘Give me a break’ and a whistle:
Investigation highlights:
• On the fifth floor where the children had previousily lived and stayed, they hear and record unexplained noises, and a child like voice “remember me?” and “That would be evil”
• On the First floor they record: “… Keep on dragging from the bad drugs we took…”
• An unseen presence applys pressure on the body of zak while he lies on the morgue slab
• “gonna get Zak” and “yer not gonna make it” “I’ll keep him”
• When asked what year it is by Zak, a reply is captured:“2010”
• Digital recorder records: “nurse, come here, make my bed… nurse” “he can’t stop you” and “good luck tonight”
• An audibly loud Disembodied moan is heard
• In the operating room: “so what” “you got messed up heartbeats”
• Video capture of two shadow figures, one is that of a woman.




07. Damien: Omen II (10/18) DVD
-----Having only seen this prior, and not all of it, in a censored, full screen TV cut of the film, this sequel to 'The Omen' is perfect. Jonathan Scott-Taylor is absolutely great as the 13 year old Damien - his eyes absolutely piercing and that voice. What struck me about the film's death set pieces, is that this film seems very influential to the Final Destination films - notably the elevator death scene, that is just sheer outlandish and outright nasty, however at times the blood is restrained and not all is revealed such as the train impaling, if the film was made now, there'd be a bucket of blood and intestines on the ground. The drowning scene while not graphic is probably the most harrowing and frightening way to die

08. Saw (10/18) DVD / ['unrated version' ☼]
-----I must admit, I hadn't seen this since the film's initial theatrical release - I had completely forgotten that two former 'Lost' cast members are in this movie. I also had completely forgotten how utterly annoying Cary Elwes is, in both his character and his acting ability - his breakdowns seem so campy and unrealistic. Word is that on the Ed Zwick 'Glory' set Cary and Matthew Broderick simply could not stand each other, Cary has been labeled as a difficult actor to work with. Back on topic though, the first Saw film really was unique and quite entertaining. I can't say though I could identify the scenes that got cut for it's R-rating.

09. Saw II (10/18) DVD / ['unrated version' ☼]
-----I wasn't impressed this the first time I saw this and seeing it a second time, it didn't improve my thoughts. At times it just felt like a dead teenager film mixed with a crime drama, sometimes not complimenting each other to best effect. On the plus side, I enjoyed and admired Shawnee Smith's performance as Amanda

10. The Devil's Bride (10/19) DVD
-----Released in 1968, the satanic themed horror movie was in full swing ('Rosemary's Baby' was released earlier in the year), this Hammer film ran with the theme with great aplomb, throwing so many cliches (which is not a negative observation), director Terence Fisher delivered a crowd pleasing film that included a car chase, an attack by a giant spider, orgies and the appearence of the devil himself. In a rare role for Christopher Lee, he played the film's likeable protagonist: Duc de Richleau - who I might add is quite dashing.

11. Rosemary's Baby (10/19) DVD
-----I must admit I struggled with the first hour of the film initialy, but completing the film changed my opinion of the film. The film's slow buildup during the beginning of the film is both crucial and important in how the film falls into sheer paranoia for Mia Farrow's Rosemary Woodhouse. With the surreal dream sequences Polanski slowly builds a puzzle like movie that culminates into the film's famous reveal. It's one of those rare horror movies where stellar acting and script (based on a novel of the same name) was geared towards and accepted by a largely adult audience.

12. Alien (10/19) Bluray
-----Ridley Scott has always stated 'Alien' is a haunted house story set in outer space. With two cat 'jump' scenes, eerie soundscape, an alien that slithers and slowly extends it's saliva dripping mouth - it's certainly sets itself up to be appropriately included in the realm of horror. Unlike the three sequels, which progressed into more of the action genre, 'Alien' is more a mode piece and frightening experience. Since Mario Bava's 'Planet of the Vampires' served as a template for Alien - you can see how the the addition of the scifi element complimented the horror to excellent effect. Credit must be given to H.R. Geiger's designs, his derelict ship is gothic and impossing, you almost expect to see a space vampire lurking around. The almost cathedral like set where Bret meets his ultimate demise, the clanking chains almost seems Barker-esque and seems right at home for the Cenobite 'Pinhead'. What's actually interesting about Brett's death is that in the theatrical cut it's an alternate scene, originally the Alien grasps his head, slowly crushes it and drags him up into the airshaft, Ripley and Parker arrive on the scene and is literally showered by Brett's blood, the scene that follows his death, Ripley and Parker relay the encounter, yet since the scene is cut, we're left to wonder what the hell Ripley and Parker are talking about since there is no establishing shot of Ripley and Parker actually watching Brett getting pulled away by the Alien.

13. Giallo (10/20) DVD
-----Word is that Argento's 'Phantom of the Opera' is bottom of the barrell Argento, I haven't seen it, but having just watched 'Giallo', I have to say it's a top contender. Adrien Brody's acting, or non-acting is just painful, he sounds as if he swallowed a bag of marbles, he and female lead Emmanuelle Seigner have no chemistry and just feels like they are going with the motions in terms of story structure and progression, and that's the film's major's problem. The killer and his victims are also so cut and paste, the story has nowhere to go. There is some back story to Brody's 'Inspector Enzo Avolfi' but that doesn't go anywhere also and when it's revealed it's lacklustre. On the plus side some of the kills are appropriately gruesome and continue the myth that Argento himself is a bit of a misogynist. A scene involving a hand and some broken glass made me wince. The ending is also maddening, because it is so unsatisfying and unresolute that it begs the question, what was the point of this movie?

14. Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (10/21) DLP ☼ 'Spooky Movie Film Festival'
-----This was undoubtably my favourite new movie of this challenge. To truly describe all the events that happen in this movie would destory the sheer entertainment value the film delivers. Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, as the two leads (Tucker and Dale) is perfect casting. The arrival of a group of teens camping in the forest and then confronting Tucker and Dale who they think are crazed backwood killers, leads to a hysterical course of events and a increased body count. Highly recommended!

15. Humanoids from the Deep (aka Monsters) International uncut version (10/23) Bluray
-----You can definately tell this movie feels like a 1950's horror movie, but what makes it work since it IS a 1980's film is the gore and raping of nubile women to amp up the T&A/violence quota. The cast also works well and the ending makes it such a satisfying movie, it begs the question why hasn't someone done a remake of THIS movie??

16. Friday the 13th (2009) 107 minute 'Killer Cut' version ☼ (10/23) Bluray
-----Obviousily the side story of the search for the lead character's sister was shortened for the theatrical release, but it's the extended death sequences that are the highlights for this 'killer cut' - it seems odd, that an extended cut complete with more grue and explicit deaths didn't get an NC-17 rating, guess the MPAA let the extra gore slide.

17. Plague of the Zombies (10/25) DVD
-----The eerieness, starts off well, but at times the extended dialogue scenes seem to hamper the movie, but overall, this is another top notch Hammer film. The zombies don't necesarily devour the living, but the way the film is structured and specifically how it ends set's itself from other zombie films and it's intended subgenre.

Glee [episode: 'The Rocky Horror Glee Show'] (10/26) HiDef
-----I can't say I though this episode expanded any of the character traits of the many characters in this series, sans some 'Will' and 'Sue' moments - this episode featured alot of songs from the Rocky Horror film - I especially liked the 'Toucha Toucha Toucha Me' song.

18. Modern Family [episode: 'Halloween'] (10/27) ☼ WILD CARD #1

Ghost Stories: [episode: Dr. Edwards] (10/27) ☼
-----The Linda Vista Hospital in L.A had been abandoned in 1991 - but it's stories and haunts continue to this day. Opened in 1904, spirits said to continue to exist. A little girl who had died from a gunshot to the head and her mom haunts the hospital, people have supposedly heard her humming. Notably the main spirit is of a Dr. Edwards who had tried to save a drug lord that had been shot. Unable to save his life, the other gang members who had brought him in killed the doctor in retribution of not being able to save him. Other unearthly accounts include coldspots, disembodied voices, poltergeist activity and violent negative energy from the spirit of a deceased gang leader.

Ghost Stories: [episode: Joel Clough] (10/28) ☼
-----The Pines Barren in New Jersey are said to be haunted. Already seen massive death in the infamous Hidenburgh disaster at Joint Base, other unfortunate deaths including a young boy by a speeding car. In nearby Mount Holly, during the year 1833 Joel Clough, a construction worker fell in love with Mary Hamilton, in an odd way of expressing his love for her he gave a dagger as a gift. She however fell in love with someone else and in his depression and drunken state, he acted sick to have her tend to him, in return he stabbed her to death. His prison cel is said to be haunted - his spectral hand is seen to come through the cel door and an eerie voice was heard stating: "No, I killed her... for me"

19. House / 1977 / (10/28) Bluray
-----If Terry Gilliam and Dario Argento made a horror movie with a cast of Japanese young females, this is what it would look like. It's wierd, and really really out there. The outlandish set pieces are a trip (pun intended) and in one instance, death by piano, has to be truly be seen to appreciate how crazy this movie gets.

20. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown WILD CARD #2

21. Saw 3D (10/29) ☼
-----I can't post my biggest peeve about this film, but for the most part this seemed only made for the exploitation of the 3D genre. And for the most part, the 3D effects look great. The gore is wild and over the top and the biggest plus - I wonder what the MPAA made the filmmaker's cut to secure it's R-rating?? On a technical note, because this is filmed with the 3D cameras, the look of the film is unlike any other film in the series. The intended graininess is gone, making the film too sheen and glossy looking.

22. The Legend of Boggy Creek (10/30) ☼
-----Why this is rated G is beyond me, the staged reconstruction of the Sasquatch scenes are really frightening. The print used for the DVD is quite simply attrocious looking and further enhances the 16mm docu feel to the film. The only 'wtf' moment is when a yokel song comes out nowhere near the middle of the film, that is just ... odd.

23. The Fog (10/30) ☼
-----Carpenter at his best, a great cast and simple effective story - and watching it at midnight gave me the serious creeps. You'd think that the creatures with red eyes are cliched and silly, but in the hand's of Carpenter they are striking and fearsome.

24. Dead Set (10/31) ☼ WILD CARD #3
-----Now I must state up front that I'm not a Big Brother fan, but that's besides the point, obviousily it's just a setup for a group of people all stuck together for some reason, and then just have a bunch of zombies released onto them. If you thought '28 Days' was a rollercoaster ride, this one adds the nauseous factor times ten. The editing and pacing is both spastic and exciting and the zombies will rip the literal shit out of any victim. With only one episode of 'The Walking Dead' the gore here is off the wall, the dead maybe shot off one by one in the head replete with CGI blood in 'Walking Dead' (boo!), but here the grue is unrelenting and ultra-explicit, complete with one human reprising Joe Pilato gruesome demise in 'Day of the Dead' and having his body ripped in two and his head slowly severed from his neck in ooey-gooey slow motion. (woo-hoo!!)

25. Halloween II Season of the Witch (10/31) ☼
-----This was just out there bizarre, in the same 'Phantasm' kind of way. To explain the story is a headscratcher but in all it's strangeness, it oddly works and it was entertaining. Some of the pacing was a bit off, they could have easily shorn off ten minutes of establishing driving shots. I had scene the shot of the kid with snakes coming out his head/mask before when this came out and Fangoria did the story, but in the film itself, it still is a revolting grin inducing shot.

26. The Gorgon (10/31) ☼
- Hammer at their best, a great story that is unique to the horror genre since it mixes Greek myth and traditional gothic horror, the costumes, the set designs, Christopher Lee AND Peter Cushing - major thumbsup! Now even though my cable provider doesn't carry TCM-HD, the presentation was top notch and obviousily was a brand spankin' new hidef transfer and it showed! The blacks dark and inky and the occasional red pop off the screen to great effect - now bring on the bluray.

27. Dracula AD 1972 (10/31) ☼ Netflix Instant View HiDef
- This was an odd Hammer film, obviousily it's a retelling of the famous Dracula story but transposed to the early 1970's and again it features Lee and Cushing - sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, unfortunately more of the latter, you almost think that Austin Power's is going to pop into the first 'dance/song' scene with his trademark 'Yeah... Baby!' As for the hidef presentation it's largely a mixed blessing - the image is sharp, but the colours seems drab at times, and the dark's are milky and inconsitent.

☼ = First Time Viewing/Listen

entries in italics not counted

Books read during the challenge

01. Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps: True Tales of an Accidental Ghost Hunter by Adam Selzer / 288 pages

02. World War Z by Max Brooks / Audiobook / abridged version

03. The Ghosts of Charlottesville and Lynchburg ... and nearby environs by L.B. Taylor, Jr. / 176 pages

04. The Ghost of Richmond ... and nearby environs by L.B. Taylor, Jr. / 171 pages


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Darth Maher's October Horror Movie Challenge 6




Contest Goal: None
Personal Goal: Watch at least ONE Halloween or horror related movie/show/etc per day in October. Break my previous record (29). Watch more movies that I've never seen before.
☼ = First Time Viewings

PRE-SHOW:

September 22nd
Frankenstein☼ (1910, iPod)

September 28th
Frozen☼ (2009, DVD)


THE MAIN EVENT:

October 1st
1. The Old Dark House☼ (1932, DVD)
Had never seen this movie all the way through. I was expecting more "horror" but it was still pretty good.

October 2nd
2. The Munsters: "The Sleeping Cutie"☼ (1964, DVD)
More TV episodes to follow to equal 1 full "entry" for the challenge.
3. Pontypool☼ (2008, DVD)
I got this last year for the challenge but never watched it. Figured I'd give it a spin this year. Starts off kind of slow, but picks up soon enough. I like the claustrophobic feeling that it gave off. The premise of the outbreak is kind of confusing, but I still liked it.

October 8th
4. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats☼ (1977, DVD)
1:20 of my life I'll never get back.

October 9th
5. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark☼ (1988, DVD)
Not really "horror," but how can you exclude Elvira from a challenge that takes place around Halloween? Lots of fun. Hope to watch the sequel tomorrow.

October 10th
Elvira Haunted Hills☼ (2001, DVD)
About 35 minutes in, the DVD started freezing up... a lot. I hope to reschedule this for later in the month. While not as good as the first one, it still seemed kind of fun.
6. The Cat and the Canary☼ (1927, Netflix Watch Instantly)
See the 31 Films Subset thread for my thoughts

October 15th
That '70s Show: "Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die" (2000, DVD)
Home Improvement: "The Haunting Of Taylor House " (1992, DVD)
Happy Days: "Haunted" (1974, DVD)
Above 3 part of Entry #2
7. Roseanne: "BOO!" (1989, DVD)
Roseanne: "Trick or Treat" (1990, DVD)
Roseanne: "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down" (1991, DVD)
Roseanne: "Halloween IV" (1992, DVD)

October 16th
8. Roseanne: "Halloween V" (1993, DVD)
Roseanne: "Skeleton in the Closet" (1994, DVD)
Roseanne: "Halloween: The Final Chapter" (1995, DVD)
Charles In Charge: "Trick or Treat"☼ (1984, DVD)

October 19th
9. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966, DVD)

October 22nd
10. Jason Goes To Hell (1993, TV - AMC)
Ok, so I think I have the flu. I was going to search my DVR for House On Haunted Hill (Svengoolie version), but was too out of it. So I vegged and watched the whole damn movie of Jason Goes To Hell... commercials, edits and all! I was enjoying all the Halloween hoopla during the commercial breaks though.

October 23rd
11. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Wilmette Theatre)

October 27th
12. The Middle: "Halloween"☼ (2010, DVR: ABC-HD)
More TV episodes to follow to equal 1 full "entry" for the challenge.

October 28th
13. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966, ABC-HD)
Scared Shrekless☼ (2010, DVR: NBC-HD)
Above 3 part of Entry #12
Outsourced: "Bolloween"☼ (2010, NBC-HD)
Above 2 part of Entry #12

October 29th
14. When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001, DVD)

October 30th
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: "Arwinstein" (2007, Disney-HD)
Part of Entry #12
15. Saturday Night Live: Halloween (1999, DVD)
16. House on Haunted Hill☼ (Hosted by Svengoolie) (1959, DVR: WCIU)

October 31st
17. America's Scariest Halloween Attractions 3☼ (2008, Travel Channel)


FAIL.


Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Cat and the Canary
-X- 1930 - The Old Dark House
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - House on Haunted Hill
-X- 1960 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
-X- 1970 - Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
-X- 1980 - Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
-X- 1990 - Jason Goes To Hell
-X- 2000 - Pontypool
--- 2010 -

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Old Dark House
--- G -
-X- PG - When Good Ghouls Go Bad
-X- PG-13 - Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
-X- R - Jason Goes To Hell
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Pontypool

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format: DVD, The Old Dark House
-X- Second format: Netflix Watch Instantly, The Cat and the Canary
-X- Third format: TV, Jason Goes To Hell

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo -
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David -
--- Dick Miller -or- David Warner -
--- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele -
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif -
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

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 -
-X- Ghost/haunting - House on Haunted Hill
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
-X- Zombie - When Good Ghouls Go Bad
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Jason Goes To Hell
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
-X- Musical - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-X- Spoof/comedy - Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
-X- Revenge - House on Haunted Hill
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
-X- based on a novel - Pontypool (Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess)
--- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West -
--- won an Academy Award -- any category -
-X- silent film - The Cat and the Canary
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- appears on video nasties list -
--- hosted by Elvira -
-X- takes place on a holiday - Pontypool Valentine's Day
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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October 1
1.HATCHET - Director: Adam Green-BD
I'm kicking off this year's challenge with my favorite new discovery from last year. Great flick, I didn't even know they made a sequel, can't wait to see that.
2.ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE - Director: Jonathan Levine-BD - 1st view
This was pretty cool. It's described as the O.C. meets Friday the 13th, and that's very true. Not everything is spelled out for you so you get to draw your own conclusions.
3.THE ECLIPSE - Director: Conor McPherson-BD - 1st view
Great movie. An exceptional ghost story that genuinely made me jump... more than once!
October 2
4.TRAPPED ASHES - Director: Joe Dante, Ken Russell, Sean Cunningham,Monte Hellman, John Gaeta -DVD - 1st view
An anthology film that is mostly forgettable. Very disappointing, considering the directors involved..
5.CAMPFIRE TALES - Director: David Semel, Martin Kunert and Matt Cooper-DVD - 1st view
Another anthology film, no better than the previous. Twist ending, but it's been done better.
6.THE FACULTY - Director: Robert Rodriguez-DVD - 1st view
Wow, great movie! I don't know how this slipped underneath my radar. A teenage Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
7.BUG - Director: Jeannot Szwarc-DVD - 1st view
Always wanted to see this. I remember seeing the trailer as a kid but I wasn't allowed to go see the movie. Obviously dated, but not too bad.
8.CHRISTINA'S HOUSE - Director: Gavin Wilding-DVD - 1st view
Ok, we have our first dog. Really bad movie all around.
October 3
9.RISE BLOOD HUNTER - Director: Sebastian Gutierrez-DVD - 1st view
Really good movie. Good story with some great actors.
10.BRAINSCAN - Director: John Flynn-DVD - 1st view
Yikes. Embarrassingly bad. "Trickster"? Seriously? What... were they thinking??
11.NICK KNIGHT - Director: Farhad Mann-DVD - 1st view
It's a Rick Springfield TV movie from the 80s. Need I say more?
12.EDEN LOG -Director: Franck Vestiel -BD - 1st view
Very interesting movie, multiple themes keep you off balance. A lot to take in.
13.HOLLOW MAN 2 - Director: Claudio Faeh-DVD - 1st view
Despite the predictability it was still kind of fun.
14.SCARY MOVIE 4 - Director: David Zucker-DVD - 1stview
Hit and miss funny, like all spoofs. The opening scene with Dr. Phil was the best.
October 4
15.MAN'S BEST FRIEND - Director: John Lafia -DVD - 1st view
I think this was supposed to be a serious movie, but I swear there were scenes that had be laughing till I cried (the demise of the poor neighborhood cat, for example).
16.BORDELLO OF BLOOD - Director: Gilbert Adler-DVD - 1st view
I think the title says it all for this one. Dennis Miller actually had some funny lines.
17.MY BEST FRIEND IS A VAMPIRE - Director: Jimmy Huston-DVD - 1st view
Bad 80s comedy that was kinda fun... because it was a bad 80s comedy. And OMG! Kathy Bates played one of the parents!
October 5
18.THE HAUNTING OF MOLLY HARTLEY - Director: Mickey Liddell-DVD - 1st view
Nothing you haven't seen before. I was hoping for a better ending.
19.THE OBJECTIVE - Director: Daniel Myrick-DVD - 1st view
Very interesting premise, I was enjoying it for the first hour or so, but then it kind of fell apart.
20.POOR PRETTY EDDIE - Director: Richard Robinson-DVD - 1st view
The real horror of this movie was having to sit through it.
October 6
21.THE STUFF - Director: Larry Cohen-DVD
Haven't watched this in a while, but I really love this movie. Pure tongue-in-cheek campy fun!
22.13 GHOSTS - Director: William Castle-DVD
The original and the best. I love how you can see the strings of all the "floating" objects.
23.THE ZOMBIE DIARIES - Director: Kevin Gates and Michael Bartlett-DVD - 1st view
This was really bad. A no-budget rehash of other, much better done zombie movies.
October 7
24.THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO - Director: Rob Zombie-BD - 1st view
So so. Weird, kinda funny and some great music... definitely twisted.
25.TRACKMAN - Director: Igor Shavlak-DVD - 1st view
Some huge logic gaps and no real surprises, but it was enjoyable enough. I don't think I've ever seen a Russian horror film before.
26.SHUTTER - Director: Masayuki Ochiai-BD - 1st view
By-the-numbers horror film complete with "surprise" revelation, even though it really wasn't.
October 8
27.THE BOOGEYMAN - Director: Ulli Lommel-DVD - 1st view
Bad, a huge rip-off, but it's also severely dated, so maybe it played better back in the day.
28.RETURN OF THE BOOGEYMAN - Director: Deland Nuse-DVD - 1st view
A complete joke. Shot with somebody's home video camera it looks like a really really bad student film. The funniest thing is that at least 60% of the 1HR 15MIN running time is just recycled footage from the first movie.
29.CASH ON DEMAND - Director: Quentin Lawrence-DVD - 1st view
This was really good. Peter Cushing in one of the Hammer films suspense collections. Not gore like you'd expect, it's completely suggestive and psychological.
October 9
30.FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED - Director: Terence Fisher-DVD - 1st view
I enjoyed this one. Good suspense and Peter Cushing was great.
31.FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS - Director: Roman Polanski-DVD - 1st view
I have to say I was disappointed with this one. I've been hearing good things for years, but I just didn't see what the hype was about. Some good scenes, but overall just so-so.
32.SLAUGHTER - Director: Stewart Hopewell-DVD - 1st view
Wow, here's a movie to kill your mood. A great example of "you can't trust anyone. Ever".
33.FEAR DOT COM -Director: William Malone -DVD - 1st view
Substandard, generic horror. Just press "delete".
34.DEVIL'S BACKBONE - Director: Guillermo del Toro-DVD - 1st view
This was a great movie, one of the best I've watched so far. It's always nice when movies, especially horror movies, take the time for character development and plot.
35.BOTCHED - Director: Kit Ryan -DVD - 1st view
What a bizarre movie. It completely shifts gears several times. Worth a look just because it's so.. odd.
October 10
Today's Theme: DESATURATED HORROR - Who needs color? Things are just as scary in black and white.
36.CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON - Director: Jack Arnold -DVD - 1st view
Can't believe I've never seen this before. Cool movie. I love how those horn-dog monsters always go for the girl.
37.REVENGE OF THE CREATURE - Director: Jack Arnold -DVD - 1st view
Good sequel, lots of chaos and crowd mayhem. Hey, is that Clint Eastwood with a rat in his pocket?!
38.THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US - Director: John Sherwood -DVD - 1st view
This one tanked. More violent than I would've thought, but the plot was a little silly.
39.VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED - Director: Wolf Rilla -DVD - 1st view
This is a really great movie. I've seen clips over the years but never watched the whole thing. The slow build up is perfect. That kid playing David is dead on. Great, powerful ending.
40.CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED - Director: Anton M. Leader -DVD - 1stview
Didn't enjoy this as much as the first, but as it progresses it winds up being pretty good.
41.THE MIST - Director: Frank Darabont -BD
I really love this movie. Such a razor sharp view of human nature. The ending still blows me away.
October 11
42.HOUSE OF THE DEAD II - Director: Mike Hurst -DVD - 1st view
A silly, dumb movie, but that's ok because it knows it's just a silly, dumb movie. Really loved the totally inept military team.
43.HOUSE OF WAX -Director: Andre de Toth -DVD - 1st view
This was really good. Vincent Price was great. Another one I'm sorry it took me so long to finally see.
44.MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM - Director: Michael Curtiz -DVD - 1st view
This was interesting to watch after seeing the other one. Some of the exact same scenes, but one huge subplot change makes it a completely different experience.
October 12
45.UNEARTHED - Director: Matthew Leutwyler -DVD - 1st view
More like "unbearable". Boring, unimaginative, already fading from memory.
46.NIGHTMARE MAN - Director: Rolfe Kanefsky -DVD - 1st view
I went from not liking the beginning to getting more interested in the middle to being completely confused in the end, where it turned into some Evil Dead wannabe.
47.ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION - Director: Kevin Hamedani -DVD - 1st view
Great movie. Humor, gore, political commentary. The first kill is destined to be classic!
October 13
48.HORSEMEN - Director: Jonas Akerlund -DVD - 1st view
A so-so movie. I liked the set up better than the resolution (which seemed to cross the line of believability). Dennis Quaid was really good.
49.DARK COUNTRY - Director: Thomas Jane -DVD - 1st view
This was pretty cool. A definite visual style. It had a Twilight-Zone kind of feel to it.
50.THE MUMMY - Director: Terence Fisher -DVD - 1st view
I enjoyed this one. Very suspenseful, good story. Peter Cushing was great, as usual.
October 14
51.STUCK - Director: Stuart Gordon -BD - 1st view
Good movie. I remember stories like this in the news and it just makes it that much more horrifying.
52.PROM NIGHT - Director: Nelson McCormick-BD - 1st view
A dumbed-down horror movie. So many stupid things happened I lost count.
October 15
53.GRACE - Director: Paul Solet -BD - 1st view
Amazing movie. Uniquely perverse, very unsettling. Great actors (the mother-in-law should be added to the "scariest villians" list). Can't wait to watch this one again.
54.JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER - Director: Jon Knautz -BD - 1st view
There's a good movie in here somewhere, it just wasn't fleshed out (so to speak). Could've been a lot better.
55.FLESH EATER - Director: Bill Hinzman -DVD - 1st view
A perfect example of bad filmmaking. Absolutely awful, in every way. Not even a good "bad" for camp value, just "bad" bad.
October 16
Today's Theme: HORROR . . .  IN B flat - If things get too scary, sing!
56.LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Director: Frank Oz -DVD
One of my personal favs. Love the movie, love the songs.
57.PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Director: Joel Schumacher -BD - 1st view
Some good songs, incredible sets. Um... ok, that's about it.
58.PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE - Director: Brian De Palma -DVD
Great movie, great songs, great actors. One of my favs.
59.SWEENEY TODD - Director: Tim Burton -BD - 1st view
Great movie, but some of the songs seemed forced. I had heard it was gory, but damn!
60.THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - Director: Tim Burton -BD
Love this movie. Looks great on blu!
October  17
Today's Theme: Sequel Sunday: the Sequel - Last year it was all 2s. This year I'm going back for thirds.
61.CHILD'S PLAY 3 - Director: Jack Bender -DVD - 1st view
Chucky at a military school. That's pretty much all you need to know.
62.PSYCHO 3 - Director: Anthony Perkins -DVD
There were really two movies here: one was a fairly interesting story about Norman and a fallen nun, the other was just a no-brain slasher flick. The former should have been expanded and the latter nixed, would've no doubt been much better.
63.SCREAM 3 - Director: Wes Craven -BD
The family tree just keeps growing. A little long-winded, but I do love Parker Posey.
64.TREMORS 3 - Director: Brent Maddock -DVD - 1st view
Not too bad. I like how they rounded up a lot of the original cast. Michael Gross was just made for this role.
65.HALLOWEEN 3 - Director: Tommy Lee Wallace -DVD
Say what you will, this one has grown on me. I only recently found out that JLC was the voice on the loudspeaker!
66.A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3 - Director: Chuck Russell -DVD
This one is my favorite sequel of the series. Love Patricia Arquette.
October  18
67.BLOOD TRAIL - Director: Barry Tubb -DVD - 1st view
A low budget, uninspired mess. Wasn't expecting much, but I got even less!
68.STIR OF ECHOES 2 - Director: Ernie Barbarash -DVD - 1st view
Wasn't expecting much here either, but it wasn't that bad. Good story, and a few genuine frights.
69.GALAXY OF TERROR - Director: Bruce Clark -BD - 1st view
Not at all a good movie, but it had such a drive-in-movie feel to it. It actually triggered a sense memory and I felt like I was really watching it at the drive-in.
October  19
70.FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - Director: Scott Thomas -DVD - 1st view
Oh yes, it's just as bad as you've heard. But honestly... I have seen worse.
71.PONTYPOOL - Director: Bruce McDonald -DVD - 1st view
Wow. Totally unexpected. What an amazing movie. As soon as it ended I immediately wanted to watch it again.
72.THE EVIL - Director: Gus Trikonis -DVD
Haven't seen this in 15+ years. Did I really think this was scary back then?? Ok, maybe a little.
October  20
73.THE NUMBER 23 - Director: Joel Schumacher -BD - 1st view
The first hour was interesting, but then it just jumped the track and spun out of control.
74.BORDERLAND - Director: Zev Berman -DVD - 1st view
Torture-porn movie (which I hate). Too real to be enjoyed, on any level.
October  21
75.STAN HELSING - Director: Bo Zenga -BD - 1st view
Just terrible. Unbelievably bad. No real plot to speak of, each scene just landed with a big thud.
76.TELL TALE - Director: Michael Cuesta -DVD - 1st view
Great movie. Josh Lucas was wonderful. Another blind-buy I'm glad I made.
77.THE SIGNAL - Director: David Bruckner, Jacob Gentry, Dan Bush -BD - 1st view
Mostly good movie. Shot literally in 3 acts, each with a very different feel. Overall I thought this took away from the movie, but it was still enjoyable.
October  22
78.THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE - Director: Dario Argento -BD - 1st view
Great movie, really involving and suspenseful.
79.HOUSE ON SKULL MOUNTAIN - Director: Ron Honthaner -DVD - 1st view
Can anyone say "hopelessly dated"?
80.HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL - Director: William Castle -DVD - 1st view
This was kind of fun. Vincent Price was great, as usual. Some of the gags were pretty creepy.
October  23
Today's Theme: A Woman's Touch - Female directors tackle guts and gore.
81.SARAH LANDON AND THE PARANORMAL HOUR - Director: Lisa Comrie -DVD - 1st view
This plays like a Saturday morning kids show, definitley aiming for that Twilight demographic. Still, I got sucked into the story and was on pins and needles during the climax.
82.SPELLBINDER - Director: Janet Greek -DVD
Haven't seen this in many years. Fun for some mindless-movie entertainment. Great twist ending.
83.PRIME EVIL - Director: Roberta Findlay -DVD - 1st view
A true "grindhouse" experience. Nothing more, nothing less.
84.BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE - Director: Katja Von Garnier -BD - 1st view
"Twilight" with werewolves. I think I have a new guilty pleasure.
85.JENNIFER'S BODY - Director: Karyn Kusama -BD - 1st view
Not completely terrible, like I'd heard. But still pretty ridiculous.
86.THE IN CROWD - Director: Mary Lambert -DVD - 1st view
Pretty, rich snobs running around killing people. Um... ok.
87.PET SEMATARY - Director: Mary Lambert -DVD
I loved the book, unfortunately the movie just doesn't compare.
October  24
88.CIRQUE DU FREAK: THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT - Director: Paul Weitz -BD - 1st view
Not without it's charm, but overall I was hoping for better.
October  25
89.DEAD ALIVE - Director: Peter Jackson -DVD - 1st view
Holy crap, everything I've heard is true! A zany, campy gorefest. Scene after scene, it just kept topping itself with zany, campy ridiculousness.
90.TROG - Director: Freddie Francis -DVD - 1st view
OMG. What a riot! How did this ever get made?
91.ALONE IN THE DARK - Director: Uwe Boll -DVD - 1st view
Another dud. You can tell they thought they were making this epic, Matrix-type movie. What a joke.
October  26
92.DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW - Director: Frank De Felitta -DVD - 1st view
Pretty good for a TV movie. Charles During was excellent. Some good scares, too.
93.DEEP RED - Director: Dario Argento -DVD - 1st view
Really good movie. I'm late to the party when it comes to Argento films. I've definitely been missing out.
October  27
94.DINOCROC - Director: Kevin O'Neill -DVD - 1st view
Saw it in the store, with a title like that I couldn't pass it up. Kinda wishing I had now. Still, Costas Mandylor with an Australian accent... priceless.
95.QUARANTINE - Director: John Erick Dowdle -BD - 1st view
Pretty creepy. It's like a claustrophobic 28 Days Later.
96.PANDORUM - Director: Christian Alvart -BD - 1st view
I really liked this one. A slowly unraveling mystery, I was surprised by the outcome.
October  28
97.THE DEADLY BEES - Director: Freddie Francis -DVD - 1st view
Not the typical disaster type movie I was expecting (which is a good thing). I enjoyed the mystery element to it, kept me guessing.
98.KILL THEORY - Director: Chris Moore -DVD - 1st view
The idea was cool. At it's best when the characters use their deep down feelings as justification to kill, no matter how petty they are.
99.DANCE OF THE DEAD - Director: Gregg Bishop -DVD - 1st view
Had high hopes for this one based on the director (he did The Other Side, which I love). Has it's moments, but I was a little disappointed.
October  29
100.ALIENS - Director: James Cameron -BD
Wow, how cool that this is my 100th movie! Couldn't have planned that any better if I tried.
101.DEAD SNOW - Director: Tommy Wirkola -BD - 1st viewing
Take out the first 20 minutes and this is a great movie. Gloriously gory, great sense of humor and all sorts of new takes on disembowelment.
October  30
102.MAD MONSTER PARTY - Director: Jules Bass -DVD - 1st viewing
Mostly cute, but there were a few scenes that left me going: "What...?".
103.THE MEPHISTO WALTZ - Director: Paul Wendkos -DVD - 1st viewing
Really good. Suspenseful, creepy and good performances.
104.TRICK 'R TREAT - Director: Michael Dougherty -BD - 1st viewing
Loved it. Had no idea what to expect, but it surprised me as well as made me jump (a few times).
105.ZOMBIELAND - Director: Ruben Fleischer -BD - 1st viewing
Excellent! Great! Loved it! Funny. Scary. Original. A new personal favorite.
106.ALIEN - Director: Ridley Scott -BD
Very possibly my favorite film of all time. Theatrical version only, please.
107.FROZEN - Director: Adam Green -BD - 1st view
Incredible. Adam Green does it again. The horror does not let up because there is, literally, no place to go.
108.FEAST - Director: John Gulager -BD - 1st view
Based on what I'd heard I was expecting this to be great. It's just gore for the sake of gore. Shock value only.
October  31
109.THE WOLFMAN - Director: Joe Johnston -BD - 1st view
I actually liked this one. The effects were good, it was extremely gory and I loved how they really made him a wolf/man and not an actual wolf like all the other recent films have done. Kind of a tribute to the original, I thought.
110.MY BLOODY VALENTINE - Director: Patrick Lussier -BD - 1st view
Nothing really stood out for me. Just another pointless remake.
111.THE CRAZIES - Director: Breck Eisner -BD - 1st view
Great movie (haven't seen the original so I don't know if my "pointless remake" remark above applies here). Very well done and scary as hell.
112.FRIDAY THE 13TH - Director: Sean S. Cunningham -BD
It's back to a few classics before the challenge is over.
113.CARRIE - Director: Brian De Palma -BD
Can't do a challenge without watching this one. Love it, love it, love it.
114.HALLOWEEN - Director: John Carpenter -BD
I thought about watching this earlier and ending the challenge with something else, but it just didn't feel right. It must be Halloween!



That's it for this year, my list is final.

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

I'm in!

Total time to date: 119:28:14
*first time viewing

1. October 1: The House of the Devil* (1896) (0:03:26) (YouTube)
2. October 1: From Beyond (1986) (1:25:16) (Monsters HD)
3. October 1: Freaks* (1932) (1:02:01) (TCM HD)
4. October 1: The Brides of Dracula* (1960) (1:25:29) (TCM HD)
5. October 2: Sisters* (1973) (1:32:36) (Netflix Streaming)
6. October 4: The Cat and the Canary* (1927) (1:24:10) (Netflix Streaming)
7. October 4: Day of the Dead (1985) (1:40:47) (DVD)
8. October 4: Horror Hotel* (1960) (1:15:53) (Online)
9. October 4: Day of the Dead* (2008) (1:25:52) (BD)
10. October 5: Hardware* (1990) (1:33:53) (BD)
11. October 5: Dead Snow* (2009) (1:31:37) (Netflix Streaming)
12. October 5: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari* (1920) (1:11:39) (Netflix Streaming)
13. October 6: It's Alive (1974) (1:30:59) (Netflix Streaming)
14. October 6: The Red Spectre* (1907) (0:09:45) (YouTube)
15. October 6: Frankenstein* (1910) (0:12:42) (Online)
16. October 7: Octaman (1971) (1:19:20) (Netflix Streaming)
17. October 7: Dracula, Prince of Darkness* (1966) (1:30:02) (TCM HD)
18. October 7: The Ninth Gate* (1999) (2:13:14) (BD)
19. October 7: Night of the Creeps* (1986) (1:29:52) (BD)
20. October 8: Thrill Me: Making "Night of the Creeps"* (2009) (0:59:46) (BD)
21. October 8: Repo! The Genetic Opera* (2008) (1:37:38) (Netflix Streaming)
22. October 8: A Bucket of Blood* (1959) (1:05:45) (Netflix Streaming)
23. October 8: Supernatural Season 6 Episode 1: Exile on Main Street*; Episode 2: Two and a Half Men* (2010) (1:23:56) (TV)
24. October 9: Black Rainbow* (1989) (1:38:35) (DVD)
25. October 9: Salvage* (2006) (1:19:23) (DVD)
26. October 9: Opera* (1987) (1:47:22) (Netflix Streaming)
27. October 9: Tokyo Gore Police* (2008) (1:49:25) (Netflix Streaming)
28. October 9: Blood: The Last Vampire* (2000) (0:48:28) (Netflix Streaming)
29. October 10: City of the Living Dead* (1980) (1:32:39) (Netflix Streaming)
30. October 11: Fallen Angels* (2006) (1:36:20) (Netflix Streaming)
31. October 11: Hatchet For the Honeymoon* (1970) (1:28:27) (Netflix Streaming)
32. October 11: Attack of the Puppet People* (1958) (1:19:15) (Netflix Streaming)
33. October 12: The Fly (1986) (1:35:55) (Netflix Streaming)
34. October 12: Revenge of the Rats* (2001) (1:44:03) (DVD)
35. October 12: Sheitan* (2006) (1:27:27) (DVD)
36. October 12: The Blob (1988) (1:34:54) (DVD)
37. October 13: Tentacles (1977) (1:41:59) (MGM HD)
38. October 13: The Hound of the Baskervilles* (1939) (1:19:39) (TCM HD)
39. October 13: The Plague of the Zombies* (1966) (1:30:15) (TCM HD)
40. October 14: Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) (1:38:58) (DVD)
41. October 15: The Devil's Bride* (1968) (1:35:39) (TCM HD)
42. October 15: The Children* (2008) (1:24:22) (BD)
43. October 15: The House of the Devil* (2009) (1:35:05) (Netflix Streaming)
44. October 15: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde* (2006) (1:28:57) (Netflix Streaming)
45. October 15: The Hills Have Eyes (1977) (1:29:47) (DVD)
46. October 16: Eaten Alive (1977) (1:30:48) (IFC)
47. October 16: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb* (1964) (1:20:12) (TCM HD)
48. October 17: The Gorgon (1964) (1:23:19) (TCM HD)
49. October 17: Tourist Trap* (1979) (1:29:58) (DVD)
50. October 18: Fear No Evil* (1981) (1:39:04) (DVD)
51. October 18: My Bloody Valentine (Extended Version)* (1981) (1:33:00) (BD)
52. October 18: The Astro-Zombies* (1968) (1:31:20) (Netflix Streaming)
53. October 18: Dolls* (1987) (1:17:31) (Netflix Streaming)
54. October 19: The Day of the Triffids* (1981) (2:39:17) (Netflix Streaming)
55. October 19: Journey to the Seventh Planet* (1962) (1:16:53) (Netflix Streaming)
56. October 19: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms* (1953) (1:19:34) (Netflix Streaming)
57. October 19: Legacy of Blood* (Elvira's Movie Macabre) (1971) (1:34:38) (DVD)
58. October 20: Fright Night (1985) (1:46:24) (Netflix Streaming)
59. October 20: Smash Cut* (2009) (1:26:19) (DVD)
60. October 20: The Ghost of Frankenstein* (1942) (1:07:22) (DVD)
61. October 21: The Seventh Victim* (1943) (1:10:50) (DVD)
62. October 22: Horror Rises From the Tomb* (1973) (1:28:38) (DVD)
63. October 22: The Reptile* (1966) (1:30:17) (TCM HD)
64. October 23: Demons (1985) (1:29:00) (VHS)
65. October 24: Ginger Snaps* (2000) (1:48:13) (DVD)
66. October 25: The House That Dripped Blood* (1971) (1:41:24) (DVD)
67. October 26: Splinter* (2008) (1:21:57) (BD)
68. October 27: Gojira (1954) (1:36:04) (Netflix Streaming)
69. October 27: Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) (1:20:26) (Netflix Streaming)
70. October 27: Godzilla Raids Again (1955) (1:18:10) (Netflix Streaming)
71. October 27: Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) (1:25:37) (Netflix Streaming)
72. October 28: Night of the Demons (1988) (1:29:50) (DVD)
73. October 28: The Devil's Backbone* (2001) (1:47:25) (Netflix Streaming)
74. October 28: The Evil Dead (1981) (1:25:25) (DVD) (Bruce Campbell Commentary)*
75. October 29: The Faceless Monster* (1965) (1:40:11) (Netflix Streaming)
76. October 30: The Haunted Palace* (1963) (1:28:06) (MGM HD)
77. October 30: Devil* (2010) (1:20:00) (Theatre)
78. October 30: My Mom's a Werewolf* (1989) (1:27:35) (Netflix Streaming)
79. October 30: The Final Sacrifice* (MST3K) (1990) (1:31:48) (Netflix Streaming)
80. October 30: Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis* (2005) (1:28:53) (DVD)
81. October 30: The Revenge of Frankenstein* (1958) (1:29:48) (TCM HD)
82. October 31: Flowers in the Attic (1987) (1:31:26) (Netflix Streaming)
82 3/4. October 31: The Walking Dead episode Days Gone Bye* (2010) (AMC HD) (1:09:00)

MY LIST IS FINAL!

Breakdown of sources for each movie/show:

33 were from Netflix Streaming
20 were on DVD
10 were from TCM HD
8 were on Blu-Ray
2 were on YouTube
2 were online
2 were on MGM HD
1 was on Monsters HD
1 was on TV
1 was on IFC
1 was on VHS
1 was at the theatre
3/4 was on AMC HD

The Expanded Checklist: COMPLETED!

Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - The House of the Devil (1896)
-X- 1900 - The Red Spectre (1907)
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
-X- 1920 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2000)
-X- 1930 - Freaks (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Seventh Victim (1943)
-X- 1950 - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
-X- 1960 - The Brides of Dracula (1960)
-X- 1970 - Octaman (1971)
-X- 1980 - Black Rainbow (1989)
-X- 1990 - Hardware (1990)
-X- 2000 - The Children (2008)
-X- 2010 - Devil (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Gorgon (1964)
-X- G - The Devil's Bride (1968)
-X- PG - Tourist Trap (1979)
-X- PG-13 - Flowers in the Attic (1987)
-X- R - The Blob (1988)
-X- NC-17 - Opera (1987)
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - From Beyond (1986)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, (DVD), (Fear No Evil (1981))
-X- Second format, (TV), (The Reptile (1966))
-X- Third format, (VHS), (Demons (1985))

Watch a film starring:
-X- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
-X- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - My Mom's a Werewolf (1989)
-X- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins - Horror Rises From the Tomb (1973)
-X- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - The Astro-Zombies (1968)
-X- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Smash Cut (2009)
-X- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - Fallen Angels (2006)
-X- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - The Faceless Monster (1965)
-X- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2006)
-X- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Night of the Demons (1988)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, (Norwegian), (Dead Snow).
-X- Second language, (French), (Sheitan).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966)
-X- Frankenstein - The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
-X- Werewolf - Ginger Snaps (2000)
-X- Mummy - The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
-X- Ghost/haunting - The Devil's Backbone (2001)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Horror Hotel (1960)
-X- Zombie - The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Salvage (2006)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Splinter (2008)
-X- Documentary - Thrill Me: Making "Night of the Creeps" (2009)
-X- Musical - Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
-X- Spoof/comedy - Fright Night (1985)
-X- Revenge - The Haunted Palace (1963)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Dolls (1987)
-X- Killer/evil animal - Revenge of the Rats (2001)
-X- Killer/evil child - It's Alive (1974)
-X- Giallo - Hatchet For the Honeymoon (1970)
-X- J horror - Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - The Final Sacrifice (MST3K) (1990)
-X- film and its remake - Day of the Dead (1985); Day of the Dead (2008)
-X- based on a novel - The Ninth Gate (1999)
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - The House of the Devil (2009)
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - The Fly (1986)
-X- silent film - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-X- Criterion version film - Sisters (1973)
-X- with commentary - The Evil Dead (1981) (Bruce Campbell Commentary)
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Gojira (1954); Godzilla Raids Again (1955); Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
-X- anthology film - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
-X- appears on video nasties list - Eaten Alive (1977)
-X- hosted by Elvira - Legacy of Blood (1971)
-X- takes place on a holiday - My Bloody Valentine (Extended Version) (1981)
-X- takes place in space - Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Tentacles (1977)
-X- animated film - Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
-X- called "Day of ..." - The Day of the Triffids (1981)
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Creeps (1986)
-X- called "Return of ..." - Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
-X- called "Revenge of ..." - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
-X- called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Puppet People (1958)
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - City of the Living Dead (1980)

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread





This Year's Goal
125
The 6th Annual
"October Horror Movie Challenge"
Friday - October 1

1. Jaws (1975) - ***** (DVD - 3:45 pm)
Tagline : The terrifying motion picture from the terrifying No. 1 best seller
Comments : A great white shark terrorizes the people of Amity Island during the July 4th holiday weekend. Last year, I started the challenge with a classic (Alien) and decided to do the same this year. Loved this movie and remember seeing it at the good old age of 7 first-run in the theater. The movie is a classic and deservedly so. 35 years and it hasn't lost a thing for me!


2. Jaws 2 (1978) - **** (DVD - 6:00 pm)
Tagline : Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water...
Comments : The people of Amity have to deal with another great white shark off its' coast. Not up to the standards of the original, but has its moments. Having most of the original cast boosts this film quite a bit. As a kid, I got to see the production of this film in Navarre Beach, FL and have pictures of the actual shark in prop storage as well as many of the sailboats used. Nostalgia factor plays a big part in my enjoyment of this one.


3. Jaws III (1983) - ** (DVD - 8:00 pm)
Tagline : Reaching New Depths of Terror
Comments : A great white shark and it's mother are trapped in a Florida theme park. The only real draw of this film were the 3-D effects, sadly not available on DVD. Poor visual effects and performances don't really help the silly story one bit. Universal dropped the ball with this one.


4. Jaws: The Revenge (1987) - * (DVD - 9:45 pm)
Tagline : This Time It's Personal
Comments : Ellen Brody is haunted by the memories of the shark that attacked her family and leaves Amity to visit her marine biologist son in the Bahamas where another great white has followed her. Yikes! Hard to believe this one made it through the pitching stage, much less into production. One of the worst cases of taking a classic and sinking the franchise to the lowest depths. It's easy to see why the series died after this mess of a movie.


5. From Beyond (1986) - *** (DVD - 11:15 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Humans Are Such Easy Prey
Comments : A science experiment goes wrong and brings forth something from another dimension. Pretty over-the-top but fun film has it's moments. If you liked Re-Animator, you may enjoy this one too. I watched this for the first time last year during the challenge and re-watched it for the subset films.

Saturday - October 2

6. Sisters (1973) - **** (DVD - 9:00 am) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : What the Devil Hath Joined Together Let No Man Cut Asunder
Comments : A journalist witnesses a murder in a young model's apartment and tries to prove that it actually happened. I remember seeing this movie as a kid and it freaked me out. If you like psychological thrillers, give it a try. Some people will be confused by the ending, but just enough information is given to let you decide exactly what happens. Still good and creepy!


7. The Hand (1981) - *** (DVD - 11:00 am) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : It lives. It crawls. And suddenly, it kills.
Comments : A cartoonist loses his hand in a car accident, only to have it return with murderous intent. Silly set-up, to say the least, but well-acted by Michael Caine and an early work of director Oliver Stone. Love the music by James Horner, nicely shot with a few interesting moments throughout. If you can buy into the premise, it's actually a fun little movie.


8. The Amityville Horror (1979) - **** (DVD - 12:45 pm)
Tagline : "For God's Sake, Get Out!"
Comments : A family moves into the home where a family was murdered and begin to experience supernatural events. A pretty good haunted house movie with an excellent and creepy score. Performances are good throughout. Widely debated as to its' claims of truth, but entertaining none-the-less.


9. Amityville II: The Possession (1982) - ** (DVD - 2:45 pm)
Tagline : The night of February 5, 1976, George and Kathleen Lutz fled their home in Amityville, New York. They got out alive! Their living nightmare shocked audiences around the world in "The Amityville Horror." But before them, another family lived in this house and were caught by the original evil. They weren't so lucky... this is their story!
Comments : A prequel to the original story loosely based on the real-life events of the DeFeo murders. Some scares but takes things a little too over the top, including the incestous nature of the murderer and his sister. Shameless rip-off of "The Exorcist" by the finale.


10. Amityville 3-D (1983) - ** (DVD - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : WARNING: in this movie you are the victim.
Comments : A journalist buys the Amityville house with intentions to disprove the hauntings, only the house has other ideas. Well, a big step down to be sure and the last of the sequels to get a theatrical release until the remake. 3-D gimmick can't help this one. A young Meg Ryan appears as the daughter's friend. Too bad they didn't go for a better overall story on this one.

11. The Amityville Horror (2005) - **** (DVD - 6:15 pm)
Tagline : Based On The True Story
Comments : A family is terrorized by supernatural forces in their new home. Remake of the original is fairly effective and much better than the direct-to-video sequels. Performances are good throughout. Movie has a much meaner approach than the original.


12. Galaxy of Terror (1981) - ** (DVD - 9:45 pm) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : Your Countdown To Hell Is About To Begin
Comments : The crew of a rescue spaceship crash land on a distant planet only to fall victim to an alien force. Ever wondered what "Alien" would look like if Roger Corman did it? Here you go. About what you'd expect. Absolute shameless rip-off doesn't come anywhere close to "Alien" but has its appeal. Worm-rape scene was supposedly handled by James Cameron.


13. Midnight Movie (2008) - **** (DVD - 11:15 pm) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : The New Face Of Horror
Comments : During the viewing of a 70's horror film, the killer from the film attacks the audience at the midnight showing. Had no idea what to expect from this and I actually liked it. Decent mix of comedy and gore.


Sunday - October 3

14. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) - **** (DVD - 12:30 am)
Tagline : A Different Set of Jaws
Comments : Brad and Janet are stranded in the castle of a transvestite doctor who is creating life. Home viewings can't duplicate the theater experience, but still fun to watch. Songs are good and it moves pretty quick. Tim Curry completely owns this movie.


15. The Cat and the Canary (1927) - *** (Netflix Online- 10:30 am) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : The Mystery Thriller of the Stage Filmed with New Effects
Comments : The relatives of a wealthy man gather 30 years after his death for the reading of the will, only to be stalked by a killer. Not bad but I have to admit, I don't really care for silent films. Also, still not crazy about streaming video. The creepy housekeeper and the aunt were fun to watch.

16. The Omen (1976) - **** (DVD - 12:45 pm)
Tagline : You Have Been Warned
Comments : An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist. Very creepy movie with a haunting musical score. Not gory, although there are some memorable deaths involved. Creepy nanny is excellent.


17. Damien: Omen II (1978) - *** (DVD - 2:30 pm)
Tagline : The First Time Was Only A Warning
Comments : At a military school, Damien, now seven years older and living under the care of his wealthy uncle in Chicago, learns of his destiny as the antichrist. Decent follow-up to the original with a few unintentionally funny moments. Still, a solid entry in the series with some well-known faces and a few grisly moments.


18. Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) - ** (DVD - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : The power of evil is no longer in the hands of a child.
Comments : Damien, now 32, continues his rise to power while a group of priests try to destroy him. Not a very good sequel but still watchable. The slaughtering of newborn babies is pretty disturbing along with a few gory deaths.


19. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) - * (DVD - 6:15 pm)
Tagline : They said it was over. They were wrong.
Comments : A young couple adopt a baby girl and then witness strange events that happen around her. Plays more like a remake or reboot until a final connection is made near the end of the film. Made-for-TV film can't begin to hold up to the original. And what is up with the music in this one? Does not fit the tone in the slightest and very distracting!


20. The Omen (2006) - *** (DVD - 8:00 pm)
Tagline : The prophecy is clear. The signs are unmistakable. On the 6th day of the 6th month in the year 2006 his day will come.
Comments : An American ambassador learns to his horror that his son is actually the literal Antichrist. This remake is a faithful retread of the original only with modern effects. Overall, not as effective but not bad and worth a look. But if you've seen the original, you've basically seen this too. Mia Farrow gives the film its creepiest moments.
Monday - October 4

21. Horror Hotel (1960) - *** (DVD - 4:00 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : 300 years old! Human blood keeps them alive forever!
Comments : A college student travels to a quiet New England village to research it's ties to witchcraft. Good movie with a brief appearance by a young Christopher Lee. Lots of atmosphere with the fog effects. A little too predicatable but not bad.


22. Anatomy (2000) - *** (DVD - 5:30 pm) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : They can't wait to get their hands on you. Your end is only the beginning.
Comments : A medical student get a chance to study at a well-respected anatomy class and discovers some grisly findings. Pretty good movie with good bit of gore. Very creepy film with some terrific effects. Can't remember ever seeing it before.


Tuesday - October 5

23. The Shining (1980) - ***** (DVD - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : A Masterpiece Of Modern Horror
Comments : A writer and his family are caretakers to a hotel during the harsh winter months, isolated but not necessarily alone. Great movie that drips atmosphere. The music and camera shots are very hypnotic. Performances are great across the board in this classic.


24. Dead Snow (2009) - **** (DVD - 9:30 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Ein! Zwei! Die!
Comments : A group of pre-med students on Easter Break run across Nazi zombies in the mountains. I had no expectations going into this one and was pretty unimpressed in the beginning, aside from the cinematography which was excellent. Then the movie kicks into high gear and becomes pretty good and gory. Most jaw-droppingly disgusting sex scene seen so far this month!


Wednesday - October 6

25. It's Alive (1974) - ** (DVD - 5:30 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : There's only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby: it's alive.
Comments : A murderous baby is on the loose. I have tried to like this movie. It's funny but overall, I just couldn't get into it. I'm sure in the right mood it would be better but I was bored.
26. The Deadly Spawn (1983) - *** (DVD - 9:30 pm) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : They Came To Earth To Feed On Human Flesh!
Comments : A meteorite crashes and unleashes an alien that goes on a rampage. Very low-budget gore-fest is about what you expect from the early 80's and that's not a bad thing! Pretty clever and well-done for its shoe-string budget.


Thursday - October 7

27. Octaman (1971) - No Stars (DVD - 4:30 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Sci-Fi...Alien or Mutation...Man or Reptile...
Comments : A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation or man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them. The longest hour and nineteen minutes of my challenge so far. What a painful movie this was! Low budget would be a step up. So bad it's only good when drunk type of film. "Der's a nutter reever over der..."


28. The Hearse (1980) - *** (DVD - 11:00 pm)
Tagline : There is a door between life and death and now, that door is open!
Comments : A woman moves into her aunt's old house to recover from her divorce and is menaced by an old black hearse. This used to be on HBO all the time when I was little. Not bad but could have been better. Ending is more abrupt after a slow but consistent build-up.


Friday - October 8

29. Salvage (2009) - *** (DVD - 5:00 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Fear Cannot Be Contained
Comments : The residents of a quiet street are thrust into the middle of a battle between a murderous mutated creature and the military. Not bad but at times difficult to follow due to the thick accents. Some elements pay off better than others but overall a good film.


30. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) - **** (DVD - 7:30 pm)
Tagline : Inspired By A True Story
Comments : A group of kids returning from Mexico come across the dangerous Hewitt family in rural Texas. Decent remake ups the gore and does a good job of keeping your interest. I still like this one over most of the other remakes out there but prefer the original. Still, not a bad movie.
Saturday - October 9

31. Cannibal Ferox (1981) - * (DVD - 8:30 am) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : They raped and killed his sister while he watched helplessly. Now it's his turn to Make Them Die Slowly
Comments : A research time and two petty criminals enrage a group of cannibals in the Amazon. Pretty dull movie with real-life animal deaths. Some decent gore effects, but nothing special.


32. Black Rainbow (1989) - *** (DVD - 10:30 am) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : She can see the killer's face. She knows the victim's name. The only thing she doesn't know ... is when the murder will take place.
Comments : A psychic and her father travel from town to town to con the residents, until the psychic get the gift of fortelling future deaths. Interesting low-budget film that is slow in parts. Weird ending and Tom Hulce's terrible southern accent don't help matters.


33. Scream (1996) - **** (DVD - 3:30 pm)
Tagline : Don't Answer The Phone. Don't Open The Door. Don't Try To Escape.
Comments : A girl and her friends are being stalked by a killer in a ghost-face costume. Kicked off the 90's horror craze and is pretty effective at blendiing comedy and scares. Great cast and performances in this one.


34. Scream 2 (1997) - *** (DVD - 5:30 pm)
Tagline : Someone has taken their love of sequels one step too far.
Comments : A killer is stalking the survivors of the original film on a college campus, just as a movie opens detailing the events of their first encounter. Respectable although not quite as good sequel holds your interest and keeps things moving pretty quickly.


35. Scream 3 (2000) - ** (DVD - 7:30 pm)
Tagline : The final Scream is going to be the loudest!
Comments : Someone is murdering the stars of "Stab 3" and it's up to the original survivors to end it once and for all. A letdown in the series has a few decent moments but ultimately feels too contrived to really be effective. Too bad considering the people involved.
36. Urban Legend (1998) - *** (DVD - 10:00 pm)
Tagline : It Happened To Someone Who Knows Someone You Know... You're Next.
Comments : Someone on a college campus is killing people in methods known as urban legends. Not terrible but could have been much better. Some bad acting and a few unlikeable characters prevent it from being what it should, although some try. Brad Dourif is only a cameo in this one.


Sunday - October 10

37. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) - ** (DVD - 10:00 am)
Tagline : It was an urban legend that started it all. Now it continues on the Alpine University campus...
Comments : Someone at a film school is killing people in methods known as urban legends. Subpar sequel with loose ties at best to the original. Looks good but not a good movie. Nice 'twist' at the end, but not enough.


38. City of the Living Dead (The Gates of Hell) (1980) - *** (DVD - 1:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : The Dead Shall Rise And Walk The Earth
Comments : A priest commits suicide in a cemetary and opens the gates of Hell. Not much in the way of story, just a set up for gory killings and zombies. Some interesting and disturbing kills in this one. Not Fulci's best, but a good entry.


39. Children of the Corn (1984) - *** (DVD - 4:00 pm)
Tagline : And A Child Shall Lead Them
Comments : A couple traveling through Nebraska encounter a town that is populated only be children of a religious sect. Stephen King's short story is fleshed out into a full-length movie with mostly decent results. Visual effects at the end are silly but the first half is a pretty good build up. Avoid the 2009 remake at all costs!


40. Scary Movie (2000) - *** (DVD - 8:00 pm)
Tagline : A Killer Comedy
Comments : A parody of "Scream, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and other 90's pop culture. Hit and miss spoof with some parts that were pretty lame before the movie came out. Still, funny enough in spots.
Monday - October 11

41. The Blob (1988) - *** (DVD - 4:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Scream now, while there's still room to breathe.
Comments : A meteor lands and unleashes a substance that kills on contact. Gory remake of the original with mostly good effects. Some humor throughout but mostly plays it straight.


42. The Blob (1958) - *** (DVD - 6:00 pm) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor.
Comments : A meteor lands and unleashes a substance that kills on contact. I had never seen the original and was pretty impressed overall. Squeaky clean but a fun little monster movie.


Tuesday - October 12

43. Sheitan (2006) - *** (DVD - 10:00 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Christmas Eve...
Comments : A group of kids go to a house in the French countryside and encounter the strange residents of the area. Definitely one of the strangest movies I have seen during this year's challenge. Some cringe-inducing moments to be sure and one that will challenge some people's patience. Overall, interesting enough but could have been better.


Thursday - October 14

44. Hellraiser (1987) - *** (DVD - 11:00 pm)
Tagline : Demon to some. Angel to others.
Comments : A strange puzzle box unleashes demons from Hell. One of the most original horror movies of the 80's and pretty gory. Inventive effects and some twisted ideas, however, it seems to push its main villains (the Cenobites) to the background - a trend that would continue on through most of the sequels.


Friday - October 15

45. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - *** (DVD - 11:00 am) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : It will tear your soul apart... again.
Comments : A doctor uses his patients to unlock the secrets of the mysterious puzzle box. Interesting continuation of the original which seems to make less sense as it goes on, but still a good, gory ride. Cenobites go missing for most of the film, but there's so much going on that you don't seem to notice.
46. The Children (2008) - **** (DVD - 1:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : You brought them into this world. Now ... They will take you out.
Comments : A holiday gathering turns to tragedy when the children begin exhibiting strange behavior. Loved how this movie just lulls you in and then hits you with some pretty wicked accidents in an unexpected way. If you have trouble seeing children as a menace, this is not for you. One of my favorite blind buy discoveries.


47. Night of the Creeps (1986) - **** (DVD - 5:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : "The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is... they're dead."
Comments : A college prank turns deadly when a cryogenically frozen man is thawed. Lots of fun with some pretty inventive effects. Went mostly overlooked on it's original release. Only Tom Atkins begins to annoy with his 'noir' detective dialogue.


48. The Thing (1982) - **** (HD-DVD - 7:45 pm)
Tagline : What you fear most... is among you.
Comments : Antarctic research team discovers something buried in the ice that thaws and kills. Excellent 'remake' plays more like a sequel in some ways to the original. Not a hit upon release, later became a much-loved horror hit. Great cast and atmosphere and incredible effects.


49. Halloween (2007) - *** (DVD - 9:30 pm)
Tagline : Evil Has A Destiny
Comments : Rob Zombie's update on the John Carpenter classic. I didn't care for this when I first saw it, but have grown to somewhat enjoy it. The movie is best when it decides not to copy the original film. While not up to the standards of the first film, it beats some of the sequels.


50. Halloween II (2009) - ** (DVD - 11:45 pm)
Tagline : Family is Forever.
Comments : Michael Myers continues his killing spree with special intentions for Laurie Strode. I hated this on the first viewing, and although it's still not great, I was a bit more forgiving this time around due to much lower expetations. At least it had the courage to do something different and somewhat unique, successfully or not.
Saturday - October 16

51. Fear No Evil (1981) - ** (DVD - 9:00 am) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Meet Andrew. The Road to Hell is paved with his victims.
Comments : Satan goes to high school. I saw this in the theater back in the 80's. It was awful then and it's awful now. Silly with some cheesy acting, costumes and effects. Good for an unintentional laugh or two.


52. Paranormal Activity (2007) - *** (DVD - 11:00 am)
Tagline : What Happens When You Sleep?
Comments : A couple video tape the strange events that happen in their home at night. Pretty good low budget film with likeable leads and interesting story. I kinda like the alternate ending over the theatrical.


53. The Howling (1981) - *** (DVD - 2:00 pm)
Tagline : Imagine your worst fear a reality.
Comments : A new reporter is attacked and recovers in a small village with werewolves. At times funny and serious, with good makeup effects. Probably the only one in the series I can stand to actually watch! Dee Wallace is always good.


54. Darkness Falls (2003) - * (DVD - 4:00 pm)
Tagline : Every Legend Has Its Dark Side.
Comments : The tooth fairy is real and will kill you if you sneak a peak at her. The prologue actually sounded like a pretty good movie, but then it just turns into a big old mess. Emma Caufield deserved better. Typical PG-13 CGI crapfest.


55. Hatchet (2006) - **** (DVD - 6:15 pm)
Tagline : Old school American Horror.
Comments : A swamp tour during Mardi Gras becomes a nightmare for several tourists. Lots of gore, humor, and creative kills in this one. Excellent setting with some horror vets turning up in small but memorable cameos. A fun movie!
56. Friday the 13th (1980) - **** (DVD - 7:45 pm)
Tagline : They were warned...They are doomed...And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.
Comments : Counselors are slaughtered while trying to reopen a summer camp. The original classic and still the best of all the others that followed it. I was going to skip this series for the challenge this year, but was in the mood for it.


57. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - *** (DVD - 9:15 pm)
Tagline : The body count continues...
Comments : A new group of counselors are preparing for a summer season next to Camp Crystal Lake. Pretty good sequel moves fast and really introduces 80's horror icon Jason. Loved the bag over the head and the ending with mother.


58. Friday the 13th Part III (1982) - *** (DVD - 11:00 pm)
Tagline : A New Dimension In Terror...
Comments : A group of friends head to the country for the weekend on the outskirts of Jason's territory. Much better in 3-D at the theater but fun anyway. For me, the most gruesome kill in the entire series (Andy).


Sunday - October 17

59. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) - *** (DVD - 12:30 am)
Tagline : Three Times Before You Have Felt The Terror, Known The Madness, Lived The Horror. But This Is The One You've Been Screaming For..
Comments : Kids rent a house for the weekend in the woods near Crystal Lake and next to a divorced woman and her two children. Lots of gore and nudity in this one and how can you not love a F13 movie with Crispin Glover?! Gruesome send-off for Jason by Tom Savini.


60. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) - **** (DVD - 8:00 am)
Tagline : 12 films. 3 decades. Bad luck was never so bloody.
Comments : Pretty good documentary covering all 11 films, plus a bit of the remake. With so many of the survivors willing to come back for another round, I am surprised that it hasn't at least been kicked around seriously. If done right it could be alot of fun and great for the fans.
61. My Bloody Valentine (1981) - ** (DVD - 9:30 am) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Harry's out to steal your heart.
Comments : Miner is stalking a mining town during Valentine's Day. Still can't really get into this one as much as I'd like to. Not horrible, but nothing great either.


62. My Bloody Valentine (2009) - *** (DVD - 11:30 am)
Tagline : On January 16, Get Your Heart Broken.
Comments : A man returns to his hometown where a miner is stalking and killing people connected to his past. I actually enjoyed this more than the original. Loads of gore and some funny bits spread throughout. Better in 3D but still enjoyable.


63. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) - ** (DVD - 2:00 pm)
Tagline : If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone! .
Comments : A halfway house for troubled teens is the scene of murders and memories of Jason by a grown Tommy Jarvis. Hated upon release, it's really not THAT bad. Silly in parts and too many characters are introduced just to kill them on in the next scene.


64. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives! (1984) - *** (DVD - 3:30 pm)
Tagline : Kill or be killed!
Comments : Jason is brought back to life and returns to the campground where a new batch of counselors are getting ready for the season. Better than it had any right to be but a pretty weak finale. Still, some inventive kills and a sense of humor.


65. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) - *** (DVD - 5:30 pm)
Tagline : On Friday the 13th, Jason will meet his match.
Comments : A young girl returns to Crystal Lake with her psychiatrist to deal with her telekinesis and past. Too bad that this one was the most heavily censored of the bunch. It could have been much better. Still, I enjoyed it.
66. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) - *** (DVD - 7:00 pm)
Tagline : I LOVE NY.
Comments : Jason hitches a ride with some graduating seniors on a cruise to New York. Silly, trashy, and I love it! Not art but always had a soft spot for the Friday films, no matter how bad they were. Ending is still a bit bizarre but considering where they took the story in the next two installments...!


Monday - October 18

67. Tourist Trap (1979) - ** (DVD - 4:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Every year young people disappear.
Comments : Car trouble strands a group of kids at a creepy off-road tourist attraction. Got a little bored with this one. Guess I've seen too many of this type over and over. Some good parts though.


68. Vamp (1986) - **** (DVD - 6:00 pm)
Tagline : A Frightening Comedy
Comments : Two fraternity pledges head out to hire a stripper for their initiation. They make the mistake of finding some with a taste for human blood! Loved this movie when I saw it in the theatre. Horror comedy in the same vein (pun intended) as Fright Night. Funny with a few scares here and there - and one crazy strip sequence from Grace Jones!


69. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) - * (DVD - 7:30 pm)
Tagline : The creator of the first returns to bring you the last
Comments : After being blown to bits by the FBI, Jason's spirit inhabits various bodies looking for a way to be reborn. Not one of the better sequels, but at least they tried for something different. Some gory moments and a few shoutouts to other horror films.


70. Jason X (2001) - ** (DVD - 9:00 am)
Tagline : Evil Gets An Upgrade
Comments : After being cryogenically frozen, Jason is revived by a group of students who take him aboard their spaceship. Just as ludicrous as it sounds. Gets worse every time I see it and really showed signs of desperation with what to do with this franchise.
71. Freddy vs. Jason (2003) - *** (DVD - 10:30 pm)
Tagline : The "Slicer"...The "Dicer"...And This Time, They're Not Any "Nicer"!
Comments : Freddy uses Jason to strike fear on Elm Street but when even he can't control him, the two face off. Didn't remember this one being as graphic - for some reason was thinking it was another watered down PG-13 film. Mainly a Freddy movie with Jason thrown in. Some groan worthy moments with the teens, but overall pretty fun. Attempt to rewrite some of the legend (Freddy and fire / Jason and water) doesn't really work but easy to overlook.


Tuesday - October 19

72. Night of the Living Dead (1968) - ***** (DVD - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!...
Comments : Several strangers band together in a farmhouse to escape zombies roaming the area. Another classic that I can't add anything that hasn't been said before. I don't watch this movie nearly enough.


73. Dawn of the Dead (1978) - **** (DVD - 6:00 am)
Tagline : When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
Comments : Survivors take refuge in a shopping mall while the dead gather outside. Funny and gory, although very stylized gore in this one. Only complaint is that it does drag on a bit in some scenes but very well done.


74. Day of the Dead (1985) - **** (DVD - 9:00 pm)
Tagline : The Dead have waited. The day has come.
Comments : Scientists and military in an underground bunker conduct experiments on the dead and search for other survivors. This one was not as well received in theatres but I really like it. Yes, some of the characters are very unlikeable, but necessary to show the strained conditions of the circumstances. Very gory with an excellent job by Savini - more realistic than the dayglo colors of Dawn of the Dead.


Friday - October 22

75. Smash Cut (2009) - No Stars (DVD - 10:30 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Lights ... Camera ... Body Parts
Comments : A director snaps and results to killing and dismembering to get his masterpiece made. I didn't like this one at all - bad acting and horrible execution. Insulting.
Saturday - October 23

76. Fright Night (1985) - **** (DVD - 12:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : There are some very good reasons to be afraid...of the dark.
Comments : When a vampire moves in next door, Charlie Brewster has to enlist the talents of a late-night TV host to help destroy him. I've always loved this movie. Funny, good makeup effects, and some good performances. Some effects are dated but it still is a fun one to watch.


77. The Seventh Victim (1943) - *** (DVD - 2:00 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : SLAVE to SATAN!
Comments : A girl goes to New York to search for her sister and uncovers a sinister group responsible for her disappearance. Pretty good movie with good atmosphere. More a mystery than a horror movie.


78. Demons (1985) - *** (DVD - 3:30 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tomb
Comments : During a special screening at a movie theater, audience members are attacked and turned into demons. Good, not great, Italian gore movie. Some unintentionally funny dubbing adds to the fun.


79. Demons 2 (1986) - ** (DVD - 5:00 pm)
Tagline : The Nightmare Returns
Comments : A group of tenants and visitors are trapped in a 10-story high-rise apartment building infested with demons who proceed to hunt the dwindling humans down. If you liked the first, then it's more of the same.


80. Ginger Snaps (2000) - **** (DVD - 6:30 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : She's got the curse
Comments : Sisters are attacked by a werewolf in a small Canadian town. I usually don't like werewolf movies, but I really enjoyed this one. Funny, gory, and very well done low-budget film.
81. Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed (2004) - **** (DVD - 8:00 pm)
Tagline : It only dies if you do.
Comments : Bridgette tries to resist the werewolf curse when she is locked up in rehab. Very dark sequel does not go where you expect from the original - and that's a good thing. Ginger appears only in a few brief cameos.


82. Ginger Snaps Back (2004) - *** (DVD - 10:30 pm)
Tagline : The Beginning
Comments : Ginger and Bridgette arrive at a military fort in the 1800's that is under attack by a horde of werewolves. Not as impressed with this one, mainly the story. It sounds like it involves time travel, but it does not. A let down from the previous two stories.


Sunday - October 24

83. Hellbent (2004) - *** (DVD - 12:30 pm)
Tagline : When The Night Belongs To The Devil, The Party Goes To Hell.
Comments : 4 guys are stalked during a Halloween parade/party in West Hollywood. Billed as the first gay slasher film, it's actually not that bad. Plenty of gore and some funny bits, good killer, and a likeable cast.


84. Flowers in the Attic (1987) - *** (DVD - 8:30 am) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : The one truth they have yet to face is the terror no one could imagine.
Comments : A widow and her four children go to live with her strict religious wealthy parents. Some events depicted in the book have been watered down a bit, but not too bad. Very claustrophobic setting and the movie mostly falls on the shoulders of the two oldest kids. Louise Fletcher is great as the cruel grandmother.


85. Arachnophobia (1990) - **** (DVD - 10:00 am)
Tagline : Eight legs, two fangs and an attitude.
Comments : A doctor moves with his family to the country where a new species of spider is causing mysterious deaths. Funny with some genuinely creepy moments. Good cst and production make this a fun movie that's not too scary for the younger kids.
86. Jeepers Creepers (2001) - **** (DVD - 12:00 pm)
Tagline : Fear takes a road trip.
Comments : A brother and sister encounter a vicious creature on their way home from college. THe first hour is the best in this movie. Some creepy moments and pretty sick settings. Loved the underground lair.


87. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) - *** (DVD - 1:30 pm)
Tagline : He can taste your fear.
Comments : A bus of kids is terrorized by the creeper on the same remote highway as in the original film. Pretty good sequel goes over the top on the gore effects. Some of it works well, but other parts are just ok. Nice setup for another sequel.


88. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) - *** (DVD - 3:00 pm)
Tagline : He's got a hook on them...
Comments : Four seniors try to cover up a tragic accident until someone comes back to remind them of their actions. I actually felt that this one held up pretty well. Like it more now than when I saw it originally.


89. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) - ** (DVD - 5:00 pm)
Tagline : Some secrets will haunt you forever
Comments : Julie James is again terrorized by the events that she took part in covering up. Lame sequel that starts off well enough, but goes downhill pretty fast. Jack Black is just misplaced and the wrap-up really blows. Some major miscasting.


90. The Faculty (1998) - **** (DVD - 6:30 pm)
Tagline : Six students are about to find out their teachers really are from another planet.
Comments : Students begin to suspect that the teachers and staff at the school are far from normal. Very fun spin on the body snatchers theme. Excellent cast and pretty good job of building up the paranoia. Better than I remembered.
91. Ghostbusters (1984) - **** (DVD - 8:00 pm)
Tagline : They're Here To Save The World.
Comments : After losing their university positions, a team of scientists embark on a career as ghost catchers. Funny with a perfect cast, great one-liners, and nice effects (mostly still effective). It looks like everyone had fun making this one.


92. Ghostbusters II (1989) - *** (DVD - 9:45 pm)
Tagline : Be ready to believe us.
Comments : 5 years later, and the ghostbusters have gone out of business but are needed to save New York once again. Not as good as the first, but better than what I remembered. Having all the original players back is a big plus. Kinda silly but still fun enough.


Monday - October 25

93. Gojira (Godzilla) (1954) - *** (DVD - 4:30 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : The legend begins....
Comments : A large lizard-like beast terrorizes Tokyo. I had never seen this before(!) and was mixed on it for the most part. Some good model work and B/W photography, but only comes to life when Godzilla is destroying things.


94. Leviathan (1989) - *** (DVD - 6:00 pm)
Tagline : Welcome to your worst nightmare, welcome to Leviathan
Comments : Deep sea miners uncover a sunken ship and unleash a genetic experiment gone wrong. Very good set design and some well-known faces, but the story is a huge copy of "Alien" and "The Thing" underwater. Silly, but I liked it mostly.


95. Friday the 13th (2009) - *** (DVD - 7:45 pm)
Tagline : Welcome to Crystal Lake
Comments : A group of friends and a man searching for his sister at Crystal Lake come up against Jason. Not bad, but some missed opportunities in this one. A slew of standard sterotype characters, although fast moving Jason is a nice touch.
96. The Exorcist (1973) - ***** (DVD - 9:30 pm)
Tagline : Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist.
Comments : A priest comes to the aid of a 12 year old girl who appears possessed. Nothing compares to this film. Incredible performances and a very slow build with atmosphere and scares that linger long after viewing. Many films have tried to duplicate it, but this is one that still has the power to scare.


Tuesday - October 26

97. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) - ** (DVD - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : The night no one comes home.
Comments : A mask maker has plans to play the ultimate deathly prank on an unsuspecting public. This was such a wasted opportunity. I understand the original thought of turning the Halloween film series into a brand, rather than a sequel machine. Still, it really fails when held up to the original and even the respectable second film. Some good actors are wasted.


98. The Devil's Backbone (2001) - **** (DVD - 6:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : The living will always be more dangerous than the dead.
Comments : A young boy goes to live in an orphanage during the war and is given an ominous warning by a ghost. I enjoyed this move, and this was my second time to see it, but I don't think I was really in the mood to watch it. Plays more like a drama than a horror movie, but good if you know what to expect. Maybe I am just getting burn-out here at the end of the month.


99. House of 1000 Corpses (2003) - *** (DVD - 8:00 pm)
Tagline : The most shocking tale of carnage ever seen.
Comments : Four kids traveling across Texas and come across the legend of Doctor Satan and the psychotic Firefly clan. This movie gets very strange as it goes along, but I enjoy it. Not as good as the sequel, but still pretty raw and brutal.


100. The Devil's Rejects (2005) - **** (DVD - 9:30 pm)
Tagline : Hell doesn't want them. Hell doesn't need them. Hell doesn't love them. This world rejects them.
Comments : The Firefly clan are on the run with a Texas sheriff letting nothing get in his way of stopping them. Very different in tone and style from the first and all the better for it. Just as brutal and violent, but extreme dark humor along the way. Some uncomfortable moments, but worth a watch, even if you don't care for the original.
Wednesday - October 27

101. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) - *** (DVD - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : Ten Years Ago HE Changed The Face Of Halloween. Tonight HE'S BACK!
Comments : Michael returns to Haddonfield to kill his adolescent niece. Decent sequel has atmosphere and a pretty good beginning but drags in the middle. A nice return to the original story line after the third one.


102. Splinter (2008) - **** (DVD - 6:00 pm) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : It will get under your skin.
Comments : 2 couples are trapped by a parasite in a remote gas station. Gory film is pretty good, and very short. Leads are good and the effects are well done. Covers some familiar ground but does so in an interesting and entertaining way.


103. Poltergeist (1982) - ***** (DVD - 7:30 pm)
Tagline : It Knows What Scares You
Comments : Suburban family's home is invaded by malevolent spirits that concentrate on their youngest daughter. Now this is more like it! I love this movie and remember seeing it at the theatre back in '82. Some effects are dated but it has aged pretty well. Strong storytelling and excellent performances make this a winner all around. Hopefully, the dreaded rumored remake will vanish into the closet light!


104. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) - *** (DVD - 9:30 pm)
Tagline : They're Back
Comments : One year later and the family is terrorizrd again by the restless spirits. I like parts of this movie but it is extremely flawed. Would love to see the rumored extended cut, if it even exists. A shame since it has a great cast and one creepy villain played by Julien Beck. Goldsmith's score is top notch as well - it's just the story that really disappoints. Not a total loss though.


Thursday - October 28

105. Troll 2 (1990) - ** (DVD - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : The original boogeyman is back
Comments : In the town of Nilbog, the residents REALLY like the tourists, and one family is about to experience their hospitality. I HATED this movie last year, but after reading so many things about it, I decided to throw it in the mix again this year. Just as awful, but hysterical now that I know what to expect. Painfully bad in just about every sense!
106. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) - ** (DVD - 6:00 pm)
Tagline : Michael Lives, And This Time They're Ready!
Comments : One year after the last installment, Michael again tries to destroy his young niece. This one is a mess but nowhere near as bad as 'Resurrection'. Makers tried to do something with the 'man in black', but it never really pays off, even in the next sequel.


107. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) - **** (DVD - 7:45 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : The Original Classic
Comments : After a man is killed, the ones responsible are tormented by someone or something that seems to be out for revenge. I had never seen this and was very impressed with this made-for-tv film. You won't find the graphic gore but it doesn't need it at all. Such a shock to see Charles Durning in this type of role.


108. The Evil Dead (1981) - **** (DVD - 9:15 pm)
Tagline : Can They Be Stopped?
Comments : While vacationing in a secluded cabin in the woods, five people unleash the evil dead. What else can be said about this one? I have not seen this one in a while and had forgotten how gory it is. Funny and doesn't waste any time getting going.


Friday - October 29

109. The House of the Devil (2009) - **** (DVD - 8:30 am)
Tagline : Talk on the phone. Finish your homework. Watch T.V. DIE!
Comments : When a college student answers an ad to babysit, she gets much more than she bargained for in the spooky house in the country. The first hour is pretty slow but builds tension that way. Great job of making a retro horror movie with a low budget.


110. The Monster Squad (1987) - **** (DVD - 10:45 am) 31 Films Subset
Tagline : The End of the World Starts at Midnight
Comments : Young kids are fascinated by monsters and then must battle them when they actually appear in their town. Funny movie that I missed when it was originally released. Didn't care one way or the other upon first viewing, but actually enjoy it more and more each time I see it. Add it to the neverending list of upcoming remakes.
111. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) - ** (DVD - 12:15 pm)
Tagline : Six times the terror... Six times the fear... Six times the thrills...
Comments : Michael returns to Haddonfield again to hunt down his final living relative, a baby, and also has to deal with a would-be victim from his past. I would love to see them release a quality version of the producer's cut of this one. So much last minute editing is apparent and the story gets more convoluted as it goes along.


112. Alien (1979) - ***** (BR - 4:30 pm)
Tagline : In Space No One Can Hear You Scream
Comments : I have seen this movie more times than I can remember and I always find something new to it. A deep space mining crew is awakened from hypersleep to investigate a strange signal from a distant planet. They bring back an unwanted creature that destroys the crew one by one. This is a true classic that never fails to impress or entertain.


113. Aliens (1986) - ***** (BR - 6:30 pm)
Tagline : There are some places in the universe you don't go alone.
Comments : A rare case when a sequel actually measures up to the original. After 57 years in suspended hypersleep, Ellen Ripley returns to the planet where the alien was first encountered. Only this time, she's part of a rescue crew of marines investigating the lack of communication with the colonists that have settled the planet. This one is hard to beat on every level and really is a roller coaster ride of a movie! Sigourney Weaver is excellent as are the effects and story. A classic that never gets old for me.


114. Alien3 (1992) - **** (BR - 9:00 pm)
Tagline : This time it's hiding in the most terrifying place of all.
Comments : Ripley crash lands on a prison planet with an alien on board her escape vehicle. As the creature grows and begins dispatching the prisoners, Ripley begins to understand a more horrifying connection with the alien. Underappreciated upon original release, this one still has a terrific performance by Sigourney Weaver and great atmosphere. Although it is flawed, I still enjoy it for the most part. The Special Edition is a definite improvement but effects are not up to the first two films.


115. Alien Resurrection (1997) - *** (BR - 11:00 pm)
Tagline : Witness the Resurrection.
Comments : 200 years later, Ellen Ripley is cloned to harvest the alien embryo inside. When the aliens prove too smart for their captors, a small group of smugglers have to find a way to escape an infested ship as well as deal with a Ripley that may not have their best interests in mind. This movie had potential but unfortunately is another step down from the others. Some over-the-top acting and a few bad one liners don't help. Has its moments, both good and bad. I can still get into it but had hoped for a bit more. Again, Weaver does her best and the effects are great.
Saturday - October 30

116. Halloween: Resurrection (2002) - * (DVD - 9:00 am)
Tagline : Evil Finds Its Way Home.
Comments : Six college students spend the evening in the Myer's house as part of a internet reality show, only Michael shows up as well. This is by far the lowest point of the franchise for me. Didn't like what they did with Jamie Lee Curtis' character and the remainder of the film is just awful. Not hard to see why it sat on the shelf for a while before getting released.


117. The Ring (2002) - **** (DVD - 12:30 pm)
Tagline : Before you die, you see the ring.
Comments : A journalist investigates a videotape that causes death seven days after watching it. I forgot how much I enjoyed this one. Watts is pretty good but the little boy is very creepy. One of the better American remakes of a Japanese horror film.


118. The Last Exorcism (2010) - ** (Theater - 4:00 pm) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Believe In Him.
Comments : A reverend has a film crew follow him to a southern farm to document the exorcism of a 16 year old girl. Getting very tired of the whole documentary-crew-follows-_____ genre. Not bad but just another attempt to milk the Blair Witch style.


119. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - ***** (DVD- 7:00 pm)
Tagline : Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant. Cunning. Psychotic. In his mind lies the clue to a ruthless killer. - Clarice Starling, FBI. Brilliant. Vulnerable. Alone. She must trust him to stop the killer.
Comments : A young FBI trainee interviews a notorious serial killer to help capture another killer. One of the best movies I've personally ever seen. Everything about this one is just so well-done. Still scary, creepy, and filled with dark humor. Performances are great.


120. Hannibal (2001) - *** (DVD- 9:00 pm)
Tagline : Break The Silence.
Comments : Disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling is on the hunt for Dr. Lechter. Well, nowhere near as good as the first film. Would have liked to have had Jodie Foster back but Julianne Moore does the best she can. Has its moments but can't match the original.


121. Rosemary's Baby (1968) - ***** (DVD- 11:30 pm)
Tagline : Pray for Rosemary's Baby.
Comments : After moving into a new apartment building, a young woman becomes pregnant and very suspicious of the people around her. Very eerie and creepy film that holds your interest from beginning to end. Still just as good now. Excellent performances by all.
Sunday - October 31

122. Night of the Demons (1988) - ** (DVD - 10:00 am) 1st Time Viewing / 31 Films Subset
Tagline : Angela is having a party, Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But You'll have a hell of a time.
Comments : A group of teenagers hold a Halloween party in an abandoned mortuary. Pretty bad, although some make up effects were good for the time. Pretty much straight formula with some wooden acting. At times, can't tell if this is a dark comedy or just amateurish. Best part is the animated title credits.


123. Trick 'r Treat (2007) - **** (DVD - 12:15 pm)
Tagline : Poison, Drowning, Claw, Or Knife. So Many Ways To Take A Life.
Comments : A group of interconnected tales that occur on Halloween night where each person or groups gets something more than they expected. Twisted little film was a favorite from last year's challenge and now part of the annual tradition. Enjoyed it just as much the second time around.


124. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) - *** (DVD - 4:00 pm) 1st Time Viewing
Tagline : A new chapter of evil .
Comments : A church is discovered that was buried years ago by Father Merrin. Slow moving but interesting story is undone with bad CGI (a result of the film being abandoned and reshot). Still, more a drama than horror for the most part.


125. Halloween (1978) - ***** (DVD - 6:15 pm)
Tagline : The Night HE Came Home.
Comments : A masked killer stalks babysitters on Halloween night. After Psycho, this movie really kicked off the modern slasher film. Suspense, characters, and scares take priority over gore (which there isn't really any to speak of). None of the sequels, remakes, or knock-offs have been able to duplicate this one for me. A tradition of watching this on Halloween since it's original release, it is always a treat!


126. Halloween II (1981) - **** (DVD - 6:15 pm)
Tagline : More Of The Night He Came Home.
Comments : Michael continues his killing spree, tracking Laurie down in the local hospital. Maybe it's just me, but hospitals have always been eerie to me. The unnerving quiet is tough for me. I like this sequel as it just keeps the original story going. Although not as effective as the first, its still a good entry in the series.


127. Halloween: 20 Years Later (1998) - *** (DVD - 9:00 pm)
Tagline : 20 years ago, HE changed the face of Halloween. Tonight, he's back!
Comments : Laurie Strode changes her name and goes into hiding, trying to deal with her past, only to have Michael return to finish what he started. Some nice touches and great to have Curtis back but the film doesn't quite hold up. The movie only kicks into gear for the last 20 minutes or so, but it has its moments.
Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - The Seventh Victim (1943)
-X- 1950 - The Blob (1958)
-X- 1960 - Horror Hotel (1960)
-X- 1970 - Jaws (1975)
-X- 1980 - Jaws III (1983)
-X- 1980 - Scream (1996)
-X- 2000 - The Amityville Horror (2005)
-X- 2010 - The Last Exorcism (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA)- Gojira (1954)
--- G -
-X- PG - Jaws (1975)
-X- PG-13 - Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
-X- R - Sisters (1973)
-X- NC-17 - Hatchet (2008)
-X- X - Dawn of the Dead (1978)
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - From Beyond (1986)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format - (DVD) - Jaws (1975)
-X- Second format - (online) - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-X- Third format - (HD-DVD) - The Thing (1982)

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
-X- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - Halloween (2007)
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
-X- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
-X- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Halloween (2007)
-X- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - The Thing (1982)
-X- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - The Omen (1976)
-X- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steel - Halloween (2007)
-X- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - Urban Legend (1998)
-X- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - (German) - Anatomy (2000)
-X- Second language - (Norwegian) - Dead Snow (2009)

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Vamp (1986)
-X- Frankenstein - The Monster Squad (1987)
-X- Werewolf - The Howling (1981)
-X- Mummy - The Monster Squad (1987)
-X- Ghost/haunting - The Amityville Horror (1979)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
-X- Zombie - Dead Snow (2009)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Midnight Movie (2008)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Thing (1982)
-X- Documentary - His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)
-X- Musical - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-X- Spoof/comedy - Scary Movie (2000)
-X- Revenge - Hatchet (2006)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Sheitan (2006)
-X- Killer/evil animal - Jaws (1975)
-X- Killer/evil child - The Omen (1976)
-X- Giallo - City of the Living Dead (1980)
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
-X- film and its remake - The Amityville Horror (1979 and 2005)
-X- based on a novel - Jaws (1975)
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - The Monster Squad (1987)
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Jaws (1975) - Best Music
-X- silent film - The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-X- Criterion version film - Sisters (1973)
--- with commentary -
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Jaws (1975) / Jaws 2 (1978) / Jaws III (1983) / Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
-X- anthology film - Trick 'r Treat (2007)
-X- appears on video nasties list - Cannibal Ferox (1981)
--- hosted by Elvira -
-X- takes place on a holiday - 4th of July - Jaws (1975)
-X- takes place in space - Galaxy of Terror (1981)
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Jaws (1975)
--- animated film -
-X- called "Day of ..." - Day of the Dead (1985)
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Creeps (1986)
-X- called "Return of ..." - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
-X- called "Revenge of ..." - Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title- City of the Living Dead (1980)
31 Films Subset
Spoiler:

-X- From Beyond (1986)
-X- Sisters (1973)
-X- The Cat and the Canary (1927)
-X- Horror Hotel (1960)
-X- Dead Snow (2009)
-X- It's Alive (1974)
-X- Octaman (1971)
-X- Salvage (2009)
-X- Black Rainbow (1989)
-X- City of the Living Dead (1980)
-X- The Blob (1988)
-X- Sheitan (2006)
-X- Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
-X- The Children (2008)
-X- Night of the Creeps (1986)
-X- Fear No Evil (1981)
-X- My Bloody Valentine (1981)
-X- Tourist Trap (1979)
-X- Smash Cut (2009)
-X- Fright Night (1985)
-X- The Seventh Victim (1943)
-X- Demons (1985)
-X- Ginger Snaps (2000)
-X- Flowers in the Attic (1987)
-X- Gojira (1954)
-X- The Devil's Backbone (2001)
-X- Splinter (2008)
-X- Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
-X- The Monster Squad (1987)
-X- The Last Exorcism (2010)
-X- Night of the Demons (1988)


List is final.

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2010 October Horror Movie Challenge

TOTAL THIS YEAR: 68
TOTAL LAST YEAR: 32
GOAL THIS YEAR: 40

* = First Time Viewing
* = Wildcard

MAIN LIST

October 1:
1. *Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais / 1961 / 94 mins) A- DVD
2. *Strait Jacket (William Castle / 1964 / 92 mins) C+ Netflix Instant
3. *From Beyond (Stuart Gordon / 1986 / 85 mins) C+ Netflix Instant
4. *The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman / 1964 / 88 mins) C+ Netflix Instant

October 2:
5. *The Brides of Dracula (Terence Fisher / 1960 / 82 mins) B- TV (TCM)

October 3:
6. *Venus in Furs (Jess Franco / 1969 / 86 mins) C- Netflix Instant
7. *The Poughkeepsie Tapes (John Erick Dowdle / 2007 / 81 mins) C+ DVD

October 4:
8. *Isle of the Dead (Mark Robson / 1945 / 71 mins) C+ DVD

October 5:
9. Kill, Baby... Kill! (Mario Bava / 1968 / 83 mins) A- DVD
10. The Cat and the Canary (Paul Leni / 1927 / 81 mins) B- Netflix Instant
11. *The Hills Have Eyes (Wes Craven / 1977 / 89 mins) B- DVD

October 6:
12. *Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper / 1977 / 91 mins) B+ TV (IFC)
13. *Shock Waves (Ken Wiederhorn / 1977 / 84 mins) C Netflix Instant

October 7:
14. *The Hearse (George Bowers / 1980 / 94 mins) B- TV (IFC)
15. The Howling (Joe Dante / 1981 / 90 mins) B+ (DVD)
16. *Phantasm II (Don Coscarelli / 1988 / 97 mins) C DVD

October 8:
17. Private Parts (Paul Bartel / 1972 / 86 mins) B+ DVD

October 9:
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel / 1956 / 80 mins) B+ DVD

October 12:
19. *Castle of Blood (Antonio Margheriti / 1964 / 89 mins) B- DVD
20. *The Plague of the Zombies (John Gilling / 1966 / 90 mins) C+ TV (TCM)

October 13:
21. Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman / 1968 / 87 mins) B Netflix Instant
22. *Antichrist (Lars von Trier / 2009 / 108 mins) B Netflix Instant

October 14:
23. *Dark Night of the Scarecrow (Frank de Felitta / 1981 / 96 mins) B- DVD
24. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese / 2010 / 138 mins) A DVD
25. *Paranoia (Umberto Lenzi / 1969 / 91 mins) C Theater (Umberto Lenzi Giallo Triple Feature)
26. *Dirty Pictures (Umberto Lenzi / 1971 / 90 mins) D+ Theater (Umberto Lenzi Giallo Triple Feature)
27. *Eyeball (Umberto Lenzi / 1975 / 91 mins) D Theater (Umberto Lenzi Giallo Triple Feature)

October 15:
28. *The Roost (Ti West / 2005 / 80 mins) C- TV (Showtime)
29. The House of the Devil (Ti West / 2009 / 95 mins) C+ Theater

October 16:
30. *The Mummy (Terence Fisher / 1959 / 86 mins) C TV (TCM)

October 17:
31. Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne / 1990 / 116 mins) A- DVD

October 18:
32. *The Killing Room (Jonathan Liebsman / 2009 / 92 mins) C TV (Showtime)

October 20:
33. *The Gorgon (Terence Fisher / 1964 / 83 mins) B TV (TCM)
34. *Graduation Day (Herb Freed / 1981 / 96 mins) D Netflix Instant
35. *Giallo (Dario Argento / 2009 / 92 mins) D+ DVD

October 21:
36. *Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara / 1993 / 87 mins) B- Netflix Instant

October 22:
37. Tales From the Crypt (Freddie Francis / 1972 / 92 mins) A- DVD
38. *Pet Sematary 2 (Mary Lambert / 1992 / 100 mins) C TV (AMC)
39. The Exorcist (William Friedkin / 1973 / 121 mins) B Blu-Ray

October 23:
40. *Tormented (Jon Wright / 2009 / 91 mins) C TV (IFC)
41. *Paranormal Activity 2 (Tod Williams / 2010 / 91 mins) D+ Theater

October 24:
42. *Saw V (David Hackl / 2008 / 95 mins) D+ TV (Showtime)
43. *Saw VI (Kevin Greutert / 2009 / 91 mins) D Netflix Instant

October 25:
44. *Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (Roy William Neill / 1943 / 72 mins) C+ TV (AMC)
45. *Paperhouse (Bernard Rose / 1988 / 92 mins) C TV (IFC)

October 26:
46. *The Horror of It All (Terence Fisher / 1964 / 72 mins) D TV (Fox Movie Channel)
47. *The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Francesco Barilli / 1973 / 100 mins) B+ DVD
48. *Don't Look in the Basement (S.F. Brownrigg / 1973 / 90 mins) C DVD

October 27:
49. The Final Destination (David Ellis / 2009 / 82 mins) D+ DVD
50. *Predators (Nimrod Antal / 2010 / 108 mins) B- VOD

October 28:
51. Demons (Lamberto Bava / 1985 / 88 mins) B- DVD
52. *The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino / 1971 / 95 mins) B+ Theater
53. Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Lucio Fulci / 1971 / 103 mins) B+ DVD

October 29:
54. Idle Hands (Rodman Flender / 1999 / 92 mins) B+ DVD
55. Don't Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci / 1972 / 102 mins) B+ DVD

October 30:
56. The Thing (John Carpenter / 1982 / 108 mins) A DVD
57. The Beyond (Lucio Fulci / 1981 / 89 mins) A- DVD

October 31:
58. The Thing From Another World (Christian Nyby / 1951 / 87 mins) B+ DVD
59. Alien (Ridley Scott / 1979 / 116 mins) A DVD


TV LIST:
TOTAL: 9 (8 60-minute shows; 10 30-minute shows)

Spoiler:

October 1:
1. *Masters of Horror - "Pelts" (Dario Argento / 2006 / 60 mins) Netflix Instant

October 2:
2. *Masters of Horror - "Pro-Life" (John Carpenter / 2007 / 60 mins) Netflix Instant

October 6:
3. The Dick van Dyke Show - "Ghost of A. Chantz" (Jerry Paris / 1964 / 30 mins) DVD
4. *Masters of Horror - "Right to Die" (Rob Schmidt / 2007 / 60 mins) Netflix Instant
5. *The Addams Family - "Halloween with the Addams Family" (Sidney Lanfield / 1964 / 30 mins) Netflix Instant

October 6:
6. *Masters of Horror - "The V Word" (Ernest Dickerson / 2007 / 60 mins) Netflix Instant

October 19:
7. *Door Into Darkness - "The Neighbour" (Luigi Cozzi / 1973 / 60 mins) DVD

October 21:
8. *Dexter - "Waiting to Exhale" (Marcos Siega / 2007 / 60 mins) Netflix Instant

October 23:
9. The Three Stooges - "If a Body Meets a Body" (Jules White / 1945 / 30 mins) TV (TCM)
10. The Three Stooges - "Idle Roomers" (Del Lord / 1943 / 30 mins) TV (AMC)
11. *The Three Stooges - "Spooks!" (Jules White / 1953 / 30 mins) TV (TCM)

October 25:
12. *Movies That Shook the World - "The Exorcist" (2005 / 30 mins) TV (AMC)

October 26:
13. *Raising Hope - "Happy Halloween" (Gregory Thomas Garcia / 2010 / 30 mins) TV (FOX)

October 27:
14. *Thriller - "Twisted Image" (Arthur Hiller / 1960 / 60 mins) DVD
15. *Thriller - "Child's Play" (Arthur Hiller / 1960 / 60 mins) DVD

October 28:
16. *Community - "Epidemiology" (2010 / 30 mins) TV (NBC)

October 29:
17. *The Office - "Costume Contest" (Dean Holland / 2010 / 30 mins) TV (NBC)
18. *Outsourced - "Bolloween" (2010 / 30 mins) TV (NBC)


CHECKLIST
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 - The Cat and the Canary
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 - Isle of the Dead
--- 1950 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
--- 1960 - Strait Jacket
--- 1970 - The Hills Have Eyes
--- 1980 - From Beyond
--- 1990 - Jacob's Ladder
--- 2000 - The Poughkeepsie Tapes
--- 2010 - Shutter Island

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Masque of the Red Death
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 - Paperhouse
--- R - Private Parts
--- NC-17 -
--- X - Paranoia
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Antichrist

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format - Strait Jacket: Netflix Instant
--- Second format - The Brides of Dracula: TV
--- Third format - Isle of the Dead: DVD

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - Masters of Horror - "Pelts": John Saxon
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - Shock Waves: John Carradine
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - The Hills Have Eyes: Michael Berryman
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David -
--- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - The Howling: Dick Miller
--- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Castle of Blood: Barbara Steele
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif -
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Graduation Day: Linnea Quigley

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language - Kill, Baby... Kill!: Italian
--- Second language - Hour of the Wolf: Swedish

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - The Brides of Dracula
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
--- Werewolf - The Howling
--- Mummy - The Mummy
--- Ghost/haunting - Castle of Blood
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The House of the Devil
--- Zombie - Shock Waves
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Graduation Day
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy - The Horror of It All
--- Revenge - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal - Pet Sematary 2
--- Killer/evil child - Kill, Baby... Kill!
--- Giallo - Eyeball
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake - Invasion of the Body Snatchers & Body Snatchers
--- based on a novel - Shutter Island
--- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - The House of the Devil: Ti West
--- won an Academy Award - The Exorcist
--- silent film - The Cat and the Canary
--- Criterion version film - Antichrist
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film - Tales From the Crypt
--- appears on video nasties list - Eaten Alive
--- hosted by Elvira -
--- takes place on a holiday - The Roost: Halloween
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea - Shock Waves
--- animated film -
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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October 1st:
1. Red Dragon (4.0 stars)
2. Humanoids From The Deep (2.0 stars)
3. Fright Night (1.5 stars)
4. Frozen (2.0 stars)
5. A Perfect Getaway (3.5 stars)

October 2nd:
6. The Blair Witch Project (3.0 stars)
7. Seven (4.0 stars)
8. High Tension (4.0 stars)
9. Isolation (3.5 stars)
10. Carriers (2.0 stars)

October 4th - 5th:
11. Dead Snow (3.0 stars)
12. Hard Candy (2.0 stars)

October 9th - 10th:
13. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (3.5 stars)
14. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2.5 stars)
15. Grindhouse: Planet Terror (theatrical)
(3.5 stars)
16. Grindhouse: Death Proof (theatrical) (3.5 stars)

October 11th:
17. Borderland (2.5 stars)
18. Troll 2 (0.5 stars)

October 16th - 17th:
19. The Shining (3.5 stars)
20. Splice (3.0 stars)
21. Manhunter (3.5 stars)
22. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1.5 stars)

October 20th - 21st:
23. 2010 Spike TV Scream Awards (3.5 stars)
24. Play Misty For Me (3.0 stars)
25. Friday the 13th: Jason Lives (2.5 stars)

October 22nd:
26. Silence of the Lambs (4.5 stars)
27. The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) (1.5 stars)

October 23rd - 24th:
28. Predators (4.0 stars)
29. Paranormal Activity (3.0 stars)
30. Saw (4.0 stars)
31. Saw II (3.5 stars)
32. Elm Street Legacy: Pt. 1 (4.5 stars)
33. Elm Street Legacy: Pt. 2 (4.5 stars)

October 25th:
34. Saw III (3.5 stars)
35. Saw IV (3.5 stars)

October 26th:
36 1/4. Hollywood's Top Ten: "Haunted House" movies (30m) (4.0 stars)
36 1/2. Hollywood's Top Ten: "Witches & Warlock" movies (30m) (3.0 stars)
36 4/4. "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" (1h) (3.0 stars)
37. Saw V (4.0 stars)

October 27th - 28th :
38. Saw VI (2.5 stars)
39. Supernova (2.5 stars)
40. Leviathan (2.5 stars)

October 29th - 31st :
41. Saw 3D (theatrical) (3.0 stars)
42. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (4.0 stars)
43. Red: Werewolf Hunter (SyFy) (2.0 stars) NEW
44. Shaun of the Dead (5.0 stars)
45. The Terror (3.5 stars)
46. They Live (3.5 stars)
47. 28 days later... (4.0 stars)
48. The Amityville Horror (2005) (3.0 stars) NEW
49. Halloween II (3.0 stars) NEW
50 1/4. Hollywood's Top Ten: "Halloween Scenes" movies (30m) (3.0 stars) NEW
50 3/4. The Walking Dead (AMC mini-series) (1.5h) (4.7 stars)
51. Poltergeist (4.0 stars)
52. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2.5 stars) NEW

THIS LIST IS FINAL!!

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2007 Challenge Total: 100
2008 Challenge Total: 50
2009 Challenge Total: 71
2010 Challenge GOAL: 100

October 1
1. Judith: The Night She Stayed Home (2010) ☼ [Online] {Wild Card #1} - Considering this 30 minute short was shot with no budget, it's not bad. Only complaint was having the young Michael Myers portrayed more as a teenager instead of a young boy.
2. High Tension (2003) ☼ [DVD] - The first ax-wielding maniac of this year's challenge along with the first didn't-see-that-coming moment. After the film, searched thru many threads here which debated the merits of the peculiar ending.
3. Tales From the Crypt: Season 2 - Dead Right / The Switch / Cutting Cards / 'Til Death (1990) ☼ [DVD] - First time for me that the horror challenge has involved Demi Moore, Kelly Preston and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnie directed one of the episodes and made a cameo appearance in the introduction.

October 2
4. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) ☼ [DVD] - Thought this would be a bit too hokey for my tastes. Instead I enjoyed this horror-comedy more than I thought I would.

October 3
5. April Fool's Day (1986) [Cable/DVR] - Ok, looking at the credits following the film...how in the world did I miss Thomas F. Wilson (Biff from Back to the Future) in this one?
6. Hatchet (2006) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Over the top horror-comedy that I hadn't watched until now. Always enjoy Robert Englund/Kane Hodder in horror roles. Couldn't figure out why the killer who had the physical strength to do inhuman things to others felt the need to use various weapons in the film.
7. An American Werewolf in London (1981) ☼ [DVD] - I was a little worried that by going thru my unwatched pile of horror DVDs, that I'd be dealing with a bunch of lesser titles this month. However, I forgot that I had a few "classics" among the bunch.

October 4
8. Severance (2006) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Today is "Clear a bunch of horror stuff off of the DVR" day. This British horror-comedy is the first to go.
9. The Pumpkin Karver (2006) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - A horrible horror film is a little easier to watch when you know it's horrible before you sit down to watch it. At least that's what I tell myself. Watching lame characters meet a violent end is the only redeeming quality.
10. Cut (2000) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Typical horror film moment: A young heroine while being chased trips over something allowing the killer to make up ground.. In this film: 3 people run down some stairs (and they weren't being chased at the time), they trip over each other and all 3 tumble to the bottom of the steps.

October 5
11. The New Daughter (2009) ☼ [DVD-Redbox] And now Kevin Costner makes his horror challenge debut! Some scary moments, but the build-up was a bit slow. The film had the feel of something from M. Night Shyamalan.
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) ☼ [PPV-Free Dish Coupon] When I first saw a preview for this (as a trailer before Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs ), I thought no way...no one can play Krueger except Robert Englund. I still feel that way after this remake, but I didn't hate this film as much as others have expressed. In fact, I enjoyed it.
13. The Crazies (2010) ☼ [PPV-Free Dish Coupon] Really good film. I haven't seen the original which is sometimes helpful in enjoying a movie on its own merits. With ANOES, it was impossible not to compare it to the original film. With this one, I just enjoyed the ride.
14. Tales From the Crypt: Season 2 - Three's a Crowd / The Thing From the Grave / The Sacrifice / For Cryin' Out Loud (1990) ☼ [DVD] - Add Teri Hatcher, Katey Segal and Sam Kinison to the horror roster.
15. Halloweentown (1998) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Began watching this Disney Channel film with my daughter last night and finished it this evening. Pleasantly surprised to find it carried the horror label, so I could add it to my total.
16. Jaws: The Inside Story (2010) ☼ [Cable/DVR] I love all the Jaws films (well except the 4th one) and eat up everything Jaws-related. This documentary rehashed a lot of footage I had seen previously, but still enjoyable.

October 6
17. Frozen (2010) ☼ [PPV-Free Dish Coupon] Unintended comedy moment: When this film started the opening credits indicated "in association with A Bigger Boat" - ironic because of the just-finished documentary. Solid film here cut from the same cloth as Open Water.
18. Borderland (2007) ☼ [DVD] Can't put my finger on it, but I was underwhelmed with this one.
19. Tales From the Crypt: Season 2 - Four-Sided Triangle / The Ventriloquist's Dummy / Judy, You're Not Yourself Today / Fitting Punishment (1990) ☼ [DVD] - I certainly never thought I'd include Don Rickles and Bobcat Goldthwait in a horror challenge.

October 7
20. The Hitchhiker: Volume 1 - Last Scene / Nightshift / The Miracle of Alice Ames / Ghostwriter (1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] - I don't recall ever seeing this show before, but the episode with Margot Kidder seemed very familiar for some reason.
21. Tales From the Crypt: Season 2 - Korman's Kalamity / Lower Berth / Mute Witness to Murder / Television Terror (1990) ☼ [DVD] Big shock here was seeing John-Boy (Richard Thomas) as a cold blooded murderer.
22. Shredder (2003) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Dumb killer, dumb motive, dumb ending...you get the idea.

October 8
23. Stepfather II (1989) ☼ [Cable/DVR] I don't make a habit of watching a sequel before the original but had this on the DVR. Very unfamiliar with Terry O'Quinn's work until recently getting into "Lost" - a little strange now to see him in this role. Also caught child actor Jonathan Brandis and couldn't remember where I'd seen him before. A quick check reminded me he was one of the kids in Stephen King's It. After watching this, I'm determined to check out the original.
24. The Hitchhiker: Volume 1 - Man's Best Friend / W.G.O.D. / The Legendary Billy B. / Homebodies (1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] - Comparing this series with the TftC series I've been viewing, these episodes are a little more hit and miss (with more misses).

October 9
25. Halloween 2 (2009) [Cable/DVR] I really want to like this movie because I love all the Halloween films, even thinking that Zombie's original take was a worthy effort. I saw this before and hated it but gave it another chance. I like it just a little bit more, but that's the only good thing I can say about it. But there's still too many things wrong with this picture to even list them all.
26. The Hitchhiker: Volumes 1 & 2 - Why Are You Here? / In the Name of Love / O.D. Feelin' / True Believer (1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] These DVDs have claimed to provide Tales of Terror and a glimpse into what gave HBO at the time a Fright Night. I'm not really seeing it.

October 10
27. Lake Dead (2007) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Make no mistake about it, this movie was bad. Fortunately it was the kind of "bad" that was mildly amusing and not a painful experience to sit through.
28. The Hitchhiker: Volume 2 - Perfect Order / Cabin Fever / A Whole New You / Dead Heat (1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] I'm determined to continue working thru the 3 volumes of this series, though they've been less than impressive. Just checked a DVDTalk review of this volume which says it's the weakest. Guess that gives me a ray of hope going forward.

October 11
29. Child's Play 2 (1990) [DVD] I thought this sequel was pretty good. One thing that helped is having the same child actor (Alex Vincent) in the lead role. He did a good job. If Macauley Culkin had played that part, I would have been pulling for Chucky to come out ahead.
30. Child's Play 3 (1991) ☼ [DVD] I was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that I had seen this before. Then I discovered as I was watching it, that there's no way that was possible since I remembered none of it. I enjoyed this one, despite most of the characters' over-the-top behavior.

October 12
31. Bride of Chucky (1998) ☼ [DVD] I had always steered clear of this installment because it looked dumb. For about half of the film, I thought I had been wrong. Then Chucky and his bride start sharing intimate moments and I realized I wasn't. Still held my attention, but I'm really questioning my decision to check out Seed of Chucky in the near future.
32. Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge (2001) ☼ [Cable/DVR] On par with the original film. My kids enjoyed it, so it gets a favorable mark from me.

October 13
33. Edge of Sanity (1989) ☼ [Cable/DVR] No surprise in seeing Anthony Perkins playing the role of a strange character. Here he takes on a Jekyll/Hyde persona. I was bored by this one and counting the minutes until it was over.
34. The Hitchhiker: Volume 2 - The Curse / Out of the Night / Secret Ingredient / Man of Her Dreams (1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] The end of this volume picked up a bit. A scene with Harry Hamlin and a snake will stick in my mind for a very long time.
35. Seed of Chucky (2004) ☼ [DVD] I figured this series had "jumped the shark" midway thru the last installment. This movie didn't do much to change that opinion. Guess my problem with this film was it seemed to put comedy first, horror second. Sure Chucky was a wisecracking killer doll from the beginning, but the comedy wasn't the main focus.
36. Tales From the Crypt: Season 2 - My Brother's Keeper / The Secret / The Hitchhiker: Volume 3 - Man at the Window/ Dead Man's Curve (1990/1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] Permanent cringe inducing image from the TftC episode involving Siamese twins is now etched in my brain.

October 14
37. The Hitchhiker: Volume 3 - Made For Each Other / Joker / Videodate / Best Shot (1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] The highlight of this quartet of episodes was a hit-and-run offender getting a taste of his own medicine.

October 15
38. The Hitchhiker: Volume 3 - My Enemy / Tough Guys Don't Whine / Riding the Nightmare / The Cruelest Cut (1983-1991) ☼ [DVD] Glad to be finished with these Hitchhiker volumes. What's the deal with this hitchhiker anyway? Seemed like it was an attempt at having a Rod Serling-type character to introduce/summarize each episode, but he was void of personality.

October 16
39. Tales From the Crypt: Season 3 - Loved to Death / Carrion Death / The Trap / Abra Cadaver (1991) ☼ [DVD] Some quality episodes among this bunch including death by vulture and one directed (along with an appearance) by Michael J. Fox.
40. Joy Ride (2001) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Sure the efforts of a crazed lunatic seem to border on implausable as he stays one step ahead of several college students. Regardless of that, there's some intense moments in this one that make it worthwhile.

October 17
41. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Horror-related or not, any comedy featuring the talents of Leslie Nielsen is always worth a look. Now I don't know about a 2nd look...
42. Tales From the Crypt: Season 3 - Top Billing / Dead Wait / The Reluctant Vampire / Easel Kill Ya (1991) ☼ [DVD] Kinda peculiar to see some many actors/actresses known for their comedy roles participate in this series--Jon Lovitz, John Astin, Whoopi Goldberg, George Wendt were the headliners in these episodes.

October 18
43. Village of the Damned (1995) ☼ [Cable/DVR] I experience a moment of sadness whenever I see Christopher Reeve on the screen. I thought this was a decent flick, brought down a notch as soon as the kids in the film started talking. Later in the day, I saw the original movie with the same name at Big Lots and I regret that I didn't pick it up.
44. Tales From the Crypt: Season 3 - Undertaking Palor / Mournin' Mess / Split Second / Deadline (1991) ☼ [DVD] I mentiond earlier how lame I thought The Hitchhiker was as a host. The Cryptkeeper, on the other hand, is terrific. His dialogue before and after each episode always includes some can't miss puns/humor.
45. Zombieland (2009) [DVD-Blockbuster Express] Best horror-comedy film to come along in years. Woody Harrelson is superb in a leading role.

October 19
46. Open House (2010) ☼ [DVD-Blockbuster Express] I spent most of the film scratching my head wondering what the villains were up to. After the film ended, I was still scratching my head about it. This one did have an eye injury that would likely draw a reaction out of anyone.
47. Friday the 13th V: A New Beginning (1985) [DVD] I've seen this countless times. This viewing did include a first time listen to a commentary involving cast and crew. It was decent even though there wasn't really any new info provided by those contributing.
48. Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood (1988) [DVD] Another good commentary, though it's always a bit awkward when people aren't together when a commentary is recorded. It cuts down on the interaction between the participants which is often a highlight.
49. Friday the 13th VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1988) [DVD] Probably the most enjoyable of the 3 straight F13 commentaries I listened to do due to the great chemistry between the 2 leads and Kane Hodder who fed off of each other well.
50. Tales From the Crypt: Season 3/4 - Spoiled / Yellow / None But the Lonely Heart / This'll Kill Ya (1992/1993) ☼ [DVD] I mentioned how this series has drawn in all kinds of guest stars from other genres. It's also been an opportunity for some actors to get behind the camera. Tom Hanks directed and appeared in the first Season 4 episode. Also notable was Sugar Ray Leonard appearing in that same show.

October 20
51. The Uninvited (2009) ☼ [Cable/DVR] I expected a twist of some kind, but not quite the one that played out. Now I feel compelled to check this one out again in the future to see how things add up.
52. Sleepaway Camp (1983) [DVD] I've seen this a time or two, yet there's still scenes I don't remember seeing. Now there's another scene or two that I have no problem remembering. In fact, I remember them all too well.
53. Community: Season 1 - Introduction to Statistics (2010) ☼ [DVD] {Wild Card #2} - Began watching this show late last month and noticed the next unseen episode took place at Halloween. So, wild card #2 it is!
54. Wicked Little Things (2006) ☼ [Cable/DVR] This was too slow for my liking. How slow? I actually nodded off part way through it and woke up having to figure out where I'd left off so I could finish it.

October 21
55. Walled In (2009) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Sometimes you watch a film and think it wasn't too bad, then quickly realize it wasn't all that great either. This one qualifies as being "average" at best.
56. Tales From the Crypt: Season 4 - On a Deadman's Chest / Seance / Beauty Rest / What's Cookin' (1992) ☼ [DVD] One nice thing about these TftC episodes is that they've aged well. For being approximately 20 years old, they don't have an outdated look about them.
57. Gremlins 2 (1990) [DVD] Doesn't measure up to the original, but it's a fun sequel and pretty good on it's own. Bonus points for using Leonard Maltin to poke fun at the franchise. Surprised to look up and see the 2nd movie was done 6 years later. Nowadays, sequels are churned out much quicker.
58. Tales From the Crypt: Season 4 - The New Arrival / Showdown / King of the Road / Maniac at Large (1992) ☼ [DVD] I could call attention to the episode featuring Brad Pitt, but it's the one featuring horror icon Zelda Rubinstein that held my attention throughout.
59. Anaconda (1997) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Lived up to my expectations but that's not saying much...an okay "popcorn flick". With some "name" actors in the cast, it made it a little more difficult to predict who would fall victim and who would survive.

October 22
60. Haunted Honeymoon (1986) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Most memorable moment came when I almost shouted out loud, "Hey it's Bluto!" at the television when Paul Smith, the actor who played him in Popeye first appeared on the screen.

October 23
61. Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990) ☼ [DVD] Anthology tale. The second story did nothing to change my opinion that I'll never own a cat. The last story may have been my favorite with a well-played twist for a man who couldn't keep a promise.

October 24
62. Tales From the Crypt: Season 4 - Split Personalities / Strung Along / Werewolf Concerto / Curiosity Killed (1992) ☼ [DVD] I'm not a big Joe Pesci fan, so it was nice to see him fall prey to his victims in one of the final episodes of season 4.
63. Sleepwalkers (1992) ☼ [DVD] I wish I could have slept thru this one. Almost seemed like a made-for-TV film. Not one I'll revisit in the future.

October 25
64. Fear dot Com (2002) ☼ [DVD] Guess when you blind buy some horror movies, you can expect to come across a few gems. You can also expect to run across a few films like this. Nothing positive to add about this entry.
65. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) [DVD] After a few subpar films, I decided to go with one I'd seen before to guarantee a winner. I especially like the part starring John Lithgow.

October 26
66. An American Haunting (2005) ☼ [DVD] Traditional ghost stories aren't near the top of my horror favorites, but with names like Sutherland and Spacek, I thought I'd give this one a shot. I might be able to give this one a mediocre review if I was being generous.
67. It's Alive (1974) ☼ [DVD] I kept thinking I'd like to see more of the "monsters" in this one, but I guess that's part of the charm in imagining the terror. Interesting to think about the parent/child bond while watching.

October 27
68. It's Alive II: It Lives Again (1978) ☼ [DVD] Sequel with a similar plotline to the original. This movie just screams "70s" throughout as you see the clothing styles, mustaches, etc. Not a bad thing, but just the thought that kept going through my head.
69. It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) ☼ [DVD] The formula has changed slightly with the children (if you can refer to them as that) getting older and being exiled to a far away place.

October 28
70. Slither (2006) ☼ [DVD] Will go down as one of my favorite new (to-me) horror films. I'm not sure why, but my expectations weren't high going in. Really liked the comedy elements which almost seem like a necessity in any flick involving zombies.

October 29
71. Munster, Go Home (1966) ☼ [DVD] I didn't watch a great deal of The Munsters while growing up, but whenever I catch Fred Gwynne's portrayal of Herman I can't help but smile.
72. Grace (2009) ☼ [Cable/DVR] Wow...that was disturbing. After the It's Alive trilogy and this one, I'm avoiding horror movies involving babies for the rest of the month.
73. Frankenstein (1994) ☼ [DVD] Well done adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic.
74. Dracula (1992) ☼ [DVD] I recognize the iconic nature of the character, but Dracula has never been a favorite of mine. Hard to overlook this film with the top notch cop involved.

October 30
75. Cube (1997) [DVD] Introduced to this last year during the challenge, I wanted to come back to it since I had picked up the DVD recently. A great movie, especially considering the unknown nature of the small cast.
76. My Bloody Valentine (2009) [DVD] Thought this remake was solid. Initially I remember not caring for the ending, since it goes a different direction than the original. However, I can appreciate it, since duplicating the same twist wouldn't be very effective to those who have seen the initial film.
77. The Munsters' Revenge (1981) ☼ [DVD] 15 years later, this one focused on Herman and Grandpa. Probably for the best with different actors playing the kids, and Lily looked much older.

October 31
78. Return to Horror High (1987) ☼ [DVD] I didn't think I could be surprised by this one. I mean I didn't think it was going to be good, but I bought it because of the several name actors appearing. I admit to being surprised, however, at seeing a significant name go down early on in the movie.

LIST IS FINAL

2010 Challenge Summary: My goal every year begins at 100. With 8-9 days left this month, I held out hope that I could put together a run at it. Alas, life and the responsibilities it contains slowed me down. It was an enjoyable month. Most of my time was spent with first time viewings. I look at my unwatched pile, and there's a good chance I'll say the same again in 2011. Until then...



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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

4th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge List
5th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge List

I'm going to show more restraint this year. As long as I hit 31 I'll be happy.

First time viewings are in orange.

October 1st:
1.Saw V - Not bad but the "twist" in this one is underwhelming compared to the previous Saw films.
2.The Frighteners

October 2nd:
3.Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth - Well they really went with a different direction for the third Hellraiser but I still dug it. A Cenobite that throws CDs like shurikens? That's weirdly awesome.

October 3rd:
4.Manhunter - Manhunter is one of those movies I can rewatch endlessly. It's like a beautiful postcard from the '80s but with more human immolation.

October 4th:
5.Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film - I really wanted to watch Never Sleep Again after reading this great review so I tried to fill the void with another documentary. Didn't work.

October 5th:
6.The Wicker Man - I kept rewatching Britt Ekland's uh, ...musical number.

October 6th:
7.Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Terror - While The Terror isn't exactly terrifying, I thought the Mistress of the Dark was a little harsh on it. And making fun of Boris Karloff's lisp? Not cool Elvira, not cool.

October 7th:
8.Alien - Watched the theatrical cut this year. I think I prefer the director's cut, or I would if it lost the cocoon scene.

October 8th:
9.Resident Evil: Afterlife - As a huge fan of the video games who hasn't loved the movies, this one put a smile on my face. It's also the best movie I've seen in 3D, which basically means I liked it more than Avatar and that's not saying much.

October 9th:
10.Halloween II - I liked it. No really.
11.Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - The opening narration describes Lycans as a new kind of werewolf because they are half man. I wanted to punch my TV.
12.Dr Giggles - Pure cheese.

October 10th:
13.Embrace of the Vampire - I really hate myself for watching this again. I'd explain why I did it but Alyssa Milano's mom might sue me.

October 11th:
14.At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul - I watched This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse just before the challenge. Seeing them out of order made me realize how much more restrained the original is over its insane sequel.

October 15th:
15.Drag Me To Hell - This was tough to watch. Gore and evisceration I can deal with. What Alison Lohman finds deals with in this movie are truly horrifying.
16.The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy

October 16th:
17.Return to Horror High- I appreciate the meta approach and it's fun to see 1980's George Clooney, but watching this was a complete chore. Maybe I was just too tired at the time.

October 18th:
18.House on Haunted Hill (1958)
19.Dawn of the Dead (2005)
20.Spider Baby
21.Wild Card: Zodiac (2007) - I've been wanting to watch [iZodiac for awhile. Even if the movie isn't true horror there are still some moments that are pretty unnerving.

October 19th:
22.The Thing From Another World (1951) - I get that it was 1951 but I get a little disappointed that we never see the "results" of the attack in the green house.
23.The Thing (1982) - I paid very close attention to the scenes in the Norwegian base, looking for elements that could be set up in next year's prequel.

October 20th:
24.Elvira's Movie Macabre: Giant Gila Monster

October 21st:
25.The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

October 23rd:
26.Monster from a Prehistoric Planet
27.Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs Megalon - I chuckled a couple of times, but really there's not much Joel and the bots can do that could add to the enjoyability of Jet Jaguar's starring vehicle.
28.Plan 9 From Outer Space
29.Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manos The Hands of Fate - On the other hand I can't imagine watching the non-MST3K version of Manos. I was prepared for the bad acting, effects, and slow pace. What took me by surpise was the creepy tone (and I don't mean the good kind of creepy). "Every scene looks like someone's last known photo."

October 24th:
30.The Brotherhood of Satan - I'd never heard of this film before watching it. It actually had a lot of similarities to Manos. Not as bad though.
31.Nosferatu (1922) - I reached my meager goal. Not a bad movie to do it with either.

October 25th:
32.The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
33.The Return of the Vampire - I'm an unabashed golden age lover and today was a lot of fun. I enjoyed my first viewing of Return of the Vampire
34.Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) - This wasn't my first time I watching it but for some reason this movie really depressed me. The butler is the real tragic figure.
35.Frankenstein (1931)
36.The Bride of Frankenstein
37.Dracula (1931)

October 26th:
38.The Old Dark House (1932)

October 29th:
39.The Crazies (2010) - It's been a long time since I last saw it, but wasn't the original Crazies about the government's incompetence? In the new one they just come off as evil.
40.Universal Horror

October 30th:
41.Zombie/Zombi 2
42.Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Like Alien I went with the theatrical cut this year, and now I think I like the extended cut better.
43.Land of the Dead
44.Resident Evil: Degeneration
45.Dead Snow - Even after adjusting my expectations, I still thought this was pretty great. It does feature the worst possible location to have a sex scene.
46.Mortuary (2005) - I think it's a credit to Tobe Hooper that this is fairly watchable. And hey, Tasha Yar is it.

October 31st:
47.Salvage - This is the kind of movie that lives or dies by its ending. IMO it dies.
48.Freaks
49.Mark of the Vampire
50.Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story - This was a pretty fun documentary. I had no idea Castle produced Rosemary's Baby.
51.Wild Card: The Walking Dead - "Days Gone Bye" - This was good. Hey it's zombies on TV. Of course I'll keep watching.
52.The Monster Squad

Total: 52
Total minus wild cards: 50
Number of first time viewings: 22
List finalized

While I had fun this was the least exciting challenge for me. I was certainly a lot busier than in past years. There are several days when I didn't watch anything. Plus this was the first year where I did almost no pre-challenge preparation.

I feel like there were a lot of missed opportunities. Last year I decided to watch more Hammer horror. This year TCM aired many Hammer horror movies and I watched none of them. In the previous two years I made a point to watch the theatrical cut of Grindhouse I recorded on my DVR. This year I bought the Blu-ray and I still haven't gotten around to watching it.

At the same time this was the first year where I felt like I could keep going into November. I came to hate horror movies by the end of last year's challenge. This was the first challenge where I saw a theatrical release, watched some Blu-rays, and watched some non-traditional presentations (MST3K and Elvira). This was also the first challenge where I set a goal and met it, although 31 is aiming fairly low when you used to reach over 100.

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

10-02-10: Added titles 1-6
10-06-10: Added titles 7-12
10-10-10: Added titles 13-19
10-17-10: Added titles 20-24
10-24-10: Added titles 25-32
10-31-10: Added titles 33-43
11-01-10: Added titles 44-46; added reviews

LAST YEAR: 50 films
THIS YEAR'S PERSONAL GOAL: 50+ films

THE LIST
All films are DVD format unless noted.
Bold indicates a first-time viewing.
* = Wildcard selection
  1. Oneechanbara: The Movie (A.K.A., "Chanbara Beauty") - Based on a series of Japanese video games, the movie takes place in the distant future of 20XX. A swordswoman named Aya travels the zombie-infested wasteland with her chunky male sidekick in search of her sister, Saki. Along the way, Aya encounters a gun-wielding she-devil in black leather named Reiko. Together, they go off to confront the mad scientist responsible for unleashing the zombie plague. You would think that a movie about a sexy cowgirl in a fur-lined bikini dispatching zombies would be a lot of fun, but this movie proves it not to be the case. Eri Otoguro is attractive enough as Aya, but she just doesn't hit the proper emotional register. Too much CGI. It might also help to be familiar with the video games.
  2. The Girls Rebel Force of Competitive Swimmers (A.K.A., "Attack Girls' Swim Team vs. The Undead" A.K.A., "Undead Pool") - A mad scientist infects a girls' high school with a zombie virus in a bid to retrieve his erstwhile teenage sex slave assassin. The only students left unaffected by the virus are the swim team. The filmmakers attempt to overcome the apparent lack of a budget with a barrage of plot twists, nudity, high school lesbianism and outlandish gags (including juggling zombies and vagina laser beams). They nearly succeed at it, too.
  3. Spirited Killer - A voodoo witch doctor is seemingly slain on a cliff by an angry mob after he poisons a couple of people from a local village. Five years later, a mysterious stranger appears in the same tropical forest and begins killing bandits, field laborers and tourists. This Thai film is a no-budget mash-up of the martial arts and slasher genres. Don't be fooled by Tony Jaa's prominence on the cover art and special features; Jaa only appears briefly for a single confrontation with the killer. The entire affair is shoddily assembled and nonsensical, but its awfulness still left me entertained.
  4. Terrified - A masked killer traps a college student inside a ghost town and exposes him to a series of fear-inducing scenarios. The scenarios are horrific in theory, but they're awfully silly when presented in the movie. For instance, being buried alive must be a terrifying experience; but the grave in the film is so shallow that all the victim really needs to do is sit up if he wanted to rescue himself. It's a talky film, filled with too many passages where characters peer into the darkness and repeat another character's name over and over. Denver Pyle (TV's original "Uncle Jesse") stars as the sheriff.
  5. The Hearse - An efficient American gothic tale of a recently divorced woman who decides to spend the summer at her late aunt's home in the countryside. Mysterious things begin happening to her, and all of it seems to revolve around a hearse that perpetually tries to run the woman off the road. Starring Joseph Cotten, Christopher McDonald and Chuck "Porky" Mitchell.
  6. The Terror - Broadcast television, part of Elvira's Movie Macabre. A proper gothic horror movie set inside a castle. It's sort of fun to watch Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson and Dick Miller together in the same movie. It's also cool to see Francis Ford Coppola and Jack Hill listed in the credits. Otherwise, the film is rather dull and light on the thrills.
  7. Terror (1978) - People begin mysteriously dying after a young British director debuts his latest film at his family estate. It turns out that his family was cursed by a witch long ago, and he and his comely distant cousin are the only remaining members. It's unclear who is responsible for all the murdering in the film. Is it the suspiciously detached director, who may or may not have psychic powers? Is it the director's cousin, murdering under the influence of the witch? Is it the witch, exerting her powers from beyond the grave? Is it a combination of all three? Unfortunately, the filmmakers never supply us with a satisfactory answer (a Fellini-esque scene involving a man entangled in reels of film may speak volumes of how they were feeling when making the movie).
  8. The Devil's Hand - A man sees a doll that bears an uncanny resemblance to the literal girl of his dreams in a shop window. He's further shocked to find another doll inside the shop that looks like his fiancee. This discovery leads to his descent into the shadowy world of the occult, and he finds out that it's much easier to enter the occult world than it is to leave. Neil Hamilton (TV's "Commissioner Gordon") plays the shopkeeper and cult leader. The ending comes straight out of a Looney Tunes cartoon.
  9. I was a Teenage Zombie - VHS. A super lo-fi movie about a group of suspiciously mature high school boys looking to score a little weed along with some girls. A dope pusher named Mussolini sells them some bad pot, so the guys try to get their money back. They accidentally kill Mussolini and dump the body in a river by the local decommissioned nuclear power plant. When Mussolini comes back as a zombie and begins killing the boys off, they decide to resurrect one of their recently killed friends in the same radioactive river to act as their protector. In spite of the overall goofiness, the film is strangely sentimental and poignant at points. It's abundantly clear that the filmmakers had little money for special effects, but there's one particularly impressive kill. The film also features an absolutely killer punk and new wave soundtrack.
  10. Critters 3 - Nina Axelrod replaces Scott Grimes as the young hero for the third installment of the franchise, and the action moves from Grovers Bend to a Los Angeles apartment building. The film has its share of problems (including sluggish pacing and a tendency to draw gags out much longer than needed), but it is interesting to note that all of the action of the film is performed by female characters while male characters are often in the position of peril. It's an unexpected inversion of generic conventions. The film ends on a cliffhanger, but I think the series ends for me with this one. A prepubescent Leonardo DiCaprio plays the smart-aleck stepson of the apartment building's slumlord.
  11. Hell High - A disgraced jock falls in with a bad crowd at school. They decide to torment their Biology teacher at home one night, but their prank sends the teacher over the edge. I went into this film expecting something like a gorier Straw Dogs and was sorely disappointed. It seemed as though the filmmakers would occasionally be on the cusp of breaking some new ground in the genre, then veer away from it. Some egregious body-doubling and baffling lapses in judgment on display in this movie.
  12. Deadly Friend - A teenage genius and his robot sidekick B.B. move with his mother to a new town. When the girl next door (Kristy Swanson) dies after a fall down some stairs, the boy prodigy installs B.B.'s computer brain in the dead girl's head to revive her. It quickly becomes clear that things aren't back to normal, and the girl goes on a murderous rampage. The basketball scene with Anne Ramsey (playing the crotchety neighbor living across the street) is hilarious in its sheer impossibility. I still can't believe that this was directed by Wes Craven.
  13. Piranha - A drunken loner and a private investigator mistakenly unleash a genetically-engineered breed of piranha into the local water system in this Jaws imitator. Director Joe Dante's fingerprints are smudged all over this film. The script (co-written by John Sayles) injects some political commentary into bloody proceedings. How is it that I've seen the inferior sequel more times than the original?
  14. The Forest - Two hikers enter a forest to meet their wives for a weekend of camping and marital reconciliation. The hikers find shelter from a storm in a cave which happens to be home to a deranged mountain man. The mountain man's already murdered one of the wives, unbeknownst to the hikers. It turns out that the mountain man has developed a penchant for eating human flesh, and he's stocking up for winter. Meanwhile, the surviving female hiker is aided by the ghosts of the killer's children. The ghosts are a novel gimmick, but it doesn't do much to elevate this substandard slasher movie. The actor playing the killer is especially atrocious.
  15. Molly and the Ghost - A sexy teenager named Susan moves in with her sister Molly and proceeds to attempt to seduce Molly's new husband. Susan hires a hitman to take Molly out, but she winds up being murdered instead. Susan comes back as a ghost and eventually takes over Molly's body. Nothing about the plot makes any sense (especially the "twist" ending). The dialogue and performances are wooden and stiff. Although it looks like it was shot on film, the credits and visual effects seem to have been done after the movie was transferred to video. At least the actress who plays Susan has a nice figure.
  16. Scanners - Derelict Cameron Vale is rescued by Dr. Paul Ruth, who informs Vale that he is a "scanner" -- a person with the psychic ability to synchronize his nervous system to another person's nervous system. Vale is sent on a mission to stop a powerful scanner named Darryl Revok, and he encounters an attractive female scanner named Kim Obrist along the way. Obrist and Vale uncover a sinister conspiracy that leads to a final confrontation between Vale and Revok. This thriller could easily have been David Cronenberg's breakthrough into the mainstream if some of the gorier/horrific elements had been toned down, but then it wouldn't be a Cronenberg film.
  17. Mark of the Witch - The film begins with a witch being led to the gallows. The witch curses those in attendance, and it feels as though the curse goes on for an interminably long time. Mercifully, the executioner cuts her short and drops the trap door. Three hundred years later, the witch takes possession of a young female college co-ed. Her professor just happens to look like the witch's male counterpart from 300 years ago. This film commits the worst offense a horror film can commit: it's not horrifying! It's boring! Far too much time is spent explaining modern innovations to the witch. The Professor and the co-ed's boyfriend spend the majority of the film doing research on witchcraft. That's right: the witch is defeated by studying. Studying! The actress playing the possessed co-ed really plays it to the rafters, but somebody should have reminded her that she was shooting a movie. She just seems obliviously loud. Finally, all the murders take place off-camera. We only get an oblique glimpse at the bloody aftermath. An early frontrunner for the worst movie I've screened for this challenge.
  18. C.H.U.D. - New York City's homeless begin mysteriously disappearing, and a photographer (played by John Heard), a maverick police captain (Christopher Curry) and a soup kitchen operator (Daniel Stern) discover that mutant cannibals are the culprits. Some decent rubber monster effects on display.
  19. Grizzly - This Jaws derivative moves the action from the ocean to the wilderness. A park ranger, a helicopter pilot and a naturalist (played by Richard Jaeckel) go on a hunt inside a national park for an eighteen foot tall Grizzly bear that's killing off campers. The film pretty much falls into lock-step with Jaws all the way through the ending, but it's all executed with notably less proficiency than the Spielberg film. The script probably could have benefited from another revision to get rid of some the bloated plot.
  20. The Toolbox Murders (1978) - A masked murderer goes on a grisly rampage in an apartment complex, killing off women with a variety of items in his toolbox. The killer kidnaps a young teenage girl, and it's up to the girl's brother to solve the mystery. The filmmakers really ought to have parsed out the murders a little better. As it is, the majority of deaths occur in the first third of the film. To their credit, they are all memorable deaths. Cameron Mitchell gives an impressively loony performance as the apartment complex landlord.
  21. Frankenstein's Bloody Terror - Paul Naschy debuts as Waldemar Daninsky, the man cursed to be a werewolf in a long-running series of films. A pair of gypsies unwittingly awaken a werewolf while robbing the ancestral tomb of Castle Wolfstein. In the subsequent hunt for the werewolf, Daninsky is bitten and becomes a werewolf himself. His young companions write to a doctor who may hold the cure to Daninsky's affliction. However, the doctor and the doctor's wife have a secret of their own. Despite the title, there's nary a Frankenstein to be found in the film's running time (A narrator quickly explains at the very beginning of the film that the Frankenstein family changed its name to Wolfstein)! However, there are two werewolves and two vampires (one vampire of the swishy variety) in the film. Quaintly entertaining in some ways, but I wouldn't categorize the film as being corny.
  22. Deadgirl - Amazon Video on Demand. Two Columbine-type high-schoolers find a seemingly alive corpse shackled and gagged inside the basement of a condemned mental institution. Obviously, their natural inclination is to have sex with it. Even if you overlook this ridiculous premise, there are scripting problems that aren't as forgivable. You would need to have your stomach pumped if you drank a shot every time a character said "J.T."
  23. Dog Soldiers - A team of British soldiers on a training operation encounter a pack of werewolves in the Scottish highlands. They find shelter in a cabin, only to find that they have fortified themselves inside the wolves' den. Director Neil Marshall delivers a satisfying and surprisingly layered werewolf movie.
  24. The Brain That Wouldn't Die - Broadcast television, part of Elvira's Movie Macabre. A surgeon exploring the cutting edge of medical science manages to save his fiancee's head from a fiery car accident. He spends the rest of the film trying to find a suitable transplant body for her at nightclubs and modeling parlors. Meanwhile, the head makes friends with the unseen monstrosity living inside the laboratory closet. It's amusing in that way that only awful movies can amuse, but I wouldn't recommend that anybody actively seek it out.
  25. House (1986) - William Katt plays a horror novelist who moves into the house of a recently deceased aunt. Strange things begin happening, and he recruits his next door neighbor (George Wendt) to prove that he isn't going crazy. The film's a little unusual in that the haunted house isn't isolated from society. Katt's character actually has neighbors (one played by the sexy Mary Stavin) and police officers to deal with in addition to the ghouls and goblins. Most of the scares are played for laughs, with mixed results. I was a little surprised to see Kane Hodder's name listed in the stunt credits.
  26. The Return (2006) - Broadcast television. Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a woman seemingly haunted by memories of a murder that happened when she was a child. No explanation is given until the end, and it's doubtful that anybody still cares at that point. The movie's sloppily cut, the scares are weak and Sarah Michelle Gellar doesn't make for a good salesperson.
  27. The Descent - A group of British women head to the Appalachian Mountains to do some spleunking and wind up dealing with something completely unexpected. It's been a few years since I've seen this one, and I had forgotten how well Neil Marshall ratchets the tension from start to end.
  28. Yo Gabba Gabba!, "Halloween" / The Andy Griffith Show, "The Haunted House" / Castle, "Vampire Weekend" *
  29. Mr. Vampire - A Taoist priest and his two bumbling assistants inadvertently awaken a cursed entity while moving a body from a family plot. All sorts of Chinese supernatural folklore on parade in this film, including an otherworldly romance between an attractive ghost and one of the priest's assistants. The hopping vampires will be a little jarring to new viewers; but the sooner you buy into it, the better.
  30. Devilman - For a movie that involves the accidental release of demons around the world, the reactionary formation of fascist police states, a global military conflict and the destruction of the world, I sure did spend a lot of time fidgeting in my chair. The CGI is pretty mediocre, the acting is abysmal and the script makes no sense. Disappointing.
  31. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (A.K.A. "Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride") - Broadcast television, part of Elvira's Movie Macabre. The British Secret Service uncover a Satanic cult whose members includes some of England's rich and powerful. They call in a special inspector from Scotland Yard and an academic named Lorrimar Van Helsing (played by Peter Cushing) to assist with the investigation. They eventually discover that the head of the cult is in fact Count Dracula (Christopher Lee)! Dracula's end is fun in a goofy way. The henchmen in their matching sheepskin vests gave me a chuckle, too.
  32. Son of Dracula - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie. Lon Chaney, Jr. plays the infamous vampire in this film. Dracula arrives to the United States ("cleverly" traveling as Count Alucard) and seduces a Southern belle with an affinity for the occult. Her mortal suitor attempts to prevent the unholy union but is too late. A local doctor and a visiting Hungarian professor suspect the Count's secret identity and take it upon themselves to stop Dracula and his new bride. Chaney gives a satisfactory performance as Dracula but fails to surpass Bela Lugosi in the role.
  33. Re-Animator - A new medical student at Miskatonic University brings an experimental chemical reagent from Switzerland that seems to bring the dead back to life. However, there are some highly adverse side effects. The film devolves into cartoonish, grand guignol theatrics by the third act, but it remains entertaining throughout. Barbara Crampton shows that she's one heck of a trouper. Based on a story by occult novelist H.P. Lovecraft.
  34. Three... Extremes - Three Asian directors (Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, South Korean Chan-Wook Park and Japan's Takashi Miike) deliver three distinctive tales of horror with varying results. Of the two horror rookies in the group, Fruit Chan (aided by Christopher Doyle's cinematography) acquits himself well with the entry "Dumplings," while Chan-Wook Park's "Cut" is maybe a little too stage-y for its own good. Miike's "Box" has a lyrical restraint that's atypical of the director's body of work, but the head-scratching ending doesn't let you forget that your watching a Miike film.
  35. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) - Animated. Set during the months leading up to the Vietnam War, a mysterious schoolgirl with a katana searches a U.S. Air Force base in Japan for vampire-like creatures. Not much is explained during the film's brief running time. The whole thing plays like an extra-humorless episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  36. Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) - Some liberties are taken in this live-action adaptation of the anime feature, but the basic premise remains the same. Korean superstar Ji-Hyun Jeon plays the lead character in the live-action version. Corey Yuen delivers a pretty fun ninja attack sequence with martial arts veteran Yasuaki Kurata in the middle of the film, but the rest of the movie is ruined by some atrocious CGI and an abrupt ending.
  37. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown* - Broadcast television.
  38. Countess Dracula - Ingrid Pitt stars as the titular countess in this story that's loosely based on the real-life Countess Elizabeth Bathory. The countess of the film accidentally discovers that bathing in the blood of virgin girls restores her beauty and youth and proceeds to impersonate her daughter to bed the son of her husband's friend. However, the effects of virgin blood do not last for very long. It's up to the countess' long-suffering companion to acquire fresh sources. The title is misleading in that the countess isn't actually a vampire of any sort and is only referred to as Countess Dracula at the very end of the film.
  39. Blacula - An African prince travels to Transylvania to ask Count Dracula for assistance with stopping the slave trade back in his home kingdom. Big mistake. Dracula turns the prince into Blacula and locks him inside a coffin. Two centuries later, a couple of stereotypically gay interior designers unwittingly transport Blacula to New York City. Blacula immediately begins to build a vampire army, and it's up to two New York cops to stop him. The special effects are pretty lackluster, bordering on comical. Fortunately, this isn't a film that lives or dies by the quality of its effects.
  40. The Corpse Bride - Animated. Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp) and Victoria (Emily Watson) are to wed in an arranged marriage, but Victor inadvertently proposes the the titular corpse bride, Emily (Helena Bonham Carter). Victor is swept away to the land of the dead for the wedding, while Victoria faces a threat from a mysterious new suitor (Richard E. Grant). I'm a sucker for any movie with dancing skeletons.
  41. The Thing from Another World - An Air Force captain and his crew take a reporter along on a trip to the North Pole, where researchers have discovered a UFO. The flying saucer is destroyed, but they manage to salvage a humanoid being frozen in the ice. Naturally, the creature doesn't stay frozen for long. I think that I enjoy John Carpenter's remake more than the original, but I was pleasantly surprised at how modern the film felt at times.
  42. The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant - Bruce Dern plays the world's unlikeliest medical genius. After a fugitive psychotic killer kidnaps his girlfriend (Pat Priest), Dern and his laboratory assistant seize the opportunity to graft the killer's head to the hired help's giant manchild son. It's up to Casey Kasem (yes, Casey Kasem) to save the day. Yeah, it's pretty lousy. AIP would later recycle the premise of this movie to greater effect in The Thing with Two Heads.
  43. The Munsters, "Munster Masquerade" / The Munsters, "My Fair Munster" / The Munsters, "Herman, the Master Spy" / The Munsters, "Zombo"
  44. Night of the Living Dead - An all-time horror classic. I really don't know what else to add.
  45. Shaun of the Dead - Director Edgar Wright and star/co-writer Simon Pegg have created a modern horror-comedy classic. It plays like an adaptation of a Nick Hornby novel (with zombies). Infinitely re-watchable.
  46. Monster House - A trio of kids take it upon themselves to stop a dilapidated house in the neighborhood that's seemingly alive. I'm not a fan of computer animated motion-capture films, but I really am enamored with the art direction in this film.
That's all for this year!

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Challenge '05 list

Challenge '06 list

Challenge '07 list

Challenge '08 list

Challenge '09 list



Challenge '10 list:

1st:
1. Stan Helsing (2009)
2. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
(Contintental Version)
3. Jennifer's Body (2009)
4. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
(Bloody Tea & Crumpets)
5. The Frighteners (1996)

32 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 1 dead rat, 1 giant cockroach, 3 traumatizing flashbacks, 2 un-cooperative cell phones, 1 car out of gas, 1 nightmare sequence, 3 karaoke performances
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2nd:
6. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
7. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
8. The Telling (2009)
9. Prime Evil (1988)
10. Trauma (1993)
11. The Collector (2009)
12. Thirst (1979) (Outback Chillers & Kiwi Killers)


45 dead bodies, 23 breasts, 1 dead gecko, 1 dead cat, 1 dead dog, 1 mention of Bela Lugosi, 6 ritual cermonies, 3 nightmare sequences, 1 satanic orgy, 1 drug-induced nightmare sequence, 1 traumatizing flashback (I guess that's where the title comes from)
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3rd:
13. Return of the Fly (1959)
14. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
15. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
16. Alligator (1980)
(Mother Nature Runs Amok!)
17. Corridors of Blood (1958)
18. Psycho 2 (1983)
19. Psycho 3 (1986)


81 dead bodies, 5 breasts, 5 dead dogs, 4 dead birds, 1 dead cat, 1 dead alligator, 1 dead fly, 1 dead rat (I thought it was a guinea pig at first) 1 mention of Bela Lugosi (Again!) and 1 in-joke regarding Christopher Lee, 1 traumatizing flashback, 1 made-me-jump moment
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(Damn sleepy mondays)
4th:
20. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)
21. Satan's Slave (1976) (An Excellent Day for an Exorcism)
22. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (Challenge '05 repeat) (W/ audio commentary)
23. Wrong Turn (2003)

20 dead bodies, 13 breasts, 1 dead deer, 1 dead mink, 1 scary prank, 7 nightmare sequences, 2 ritual ceremonies, 1 extra scene-during-the-end-credits
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5th:
24. Dead Snow (2009) (Selection of the Day)
25. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
26. The Skeleton Crew (2009)
27. Cannibal Girls (1973)(Human. It's What's for Dinner)


57 dead bodies, 10 breasts, 1 dead raven, 1 nightmare sequence, 2 un-cooperative cell phones, 2 broken-down cars, 1 sled race, 1 movie-within-a-movie, 1 mention of Christopher Lee, 1 mention of Sam Raimi, 1 mention of Jaime Lee Curtis, 1 scary prank, 1 ballad sung by Eugene Levy
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6th:
28. Halloween II (2009) (Theatrical cut)
29. The Dead Zone (1983)
30. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
31. The Fourth Kind (2009)
32. It's Alive! (1974) (Selection of the Day) (The Freaks Come Out at Night)


41 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 dead cat, 3 nightmare sequences, 5 premonitions of death, 4 freak-outs under hypnosis
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7th:
33. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
34. Nightbreed (1990)
35. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) (Killer Grannies & Saggy Mammaries)
36. The Devil's Tomb (2009)
37. All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005)


71 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 1 dead canary, 1 dead rat, 2 nightmare sequences, 2 musical performances, 6 combat flashbacks, 1 broken-down car, 1 scary prank, 1 (Interrupted) ritual ceremony, 1 (Long and dull) origin story
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8th:
38. The Skull (1965)
39. Color Me Blood Red (1965)
40. Darkness Falls (2003)
41. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
42. Slither (2006)
43. New Year's Evil (1980)
44. The Devil's Bride (1968)
45. Salvage (2009) (Selection of the Day)


171 dead bodies, 5 breasts, 9 dead dogs, 1 dead cat, 2 dead cows, 1 dead deer, 1 dead goat, 2 nightmare sequences, 1 hallucination, 1 masquerade ball, 1 karaoke performance, 1 appearance by The Toxic Avenger (On TV), 2 musical performances by "Shadow", 2 musical performances by "Made in Japan", 2 ritual ceremonies, 2 dead cell phones, 1 extra scene-after-the-end-credits
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9th:
46. Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) (I stopped the bodycount during the ninja massacre)
47. Brain Damage (1988)
48. Terror Train (1980)
49. Death Weekend (1976) (Rape & Revenge)


97 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 4 ancient Japanese flashbacks, 4 Almer-induced hallucinations, 1 traumatizing prank, 5 David Copperfield-performed magic acts
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10th:
50. Bones (2001)
51. Child's Play 2 (1990)
52. Fido (2006) (Zombie Films)

53. Calvaire (2006)
54. El vampiro (The Vampire) (1957)
55. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)


51 dead bodies, 7 breasts, 2 nightmare sequences, 1 mention of Vincent Price, 6 1970's flashbacks, 1 (Hilarious) 1920's montage, 1 instructional film, 1 broken-down van, 1 dance with a zombie, 1 piano-dance with a group of violent & demented hillbillies, 1 narrator trapped in a painting
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11th:
56. Incubus (1965)
57. Humanoids of the Deep (1980)
58. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
(Teen Screams) (Yes, the perfect teen-boy fantasy)
59. The Black Witch Project (2001) (V) (Made a decision to watch this before I enter hell)

27 dead bodies, 7 breasts, 4 dead dogs, 3 dead birds (Including an exploding one), 1 Esperanto-speaking-William Shatner, 1 salmon festival, 1 pool party, 1 memorable lip-synch/dance performance, 1 made-me-jump moment (Damn cat)
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12th:
(Devil Day)
(Wildcard #1) 60. The Devil's Garden (1973)
61. The Devil's Hand (1962)
62. The Devils (1971)
(Bodycount didn't include all the plague victims)
63. Lisa and The Devil (1974)
64. The House of the Devil (2009)
65. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
66. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
(Backwoods Horror)

29 dead bodies, 35 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 (Real) dead weasel, 1 voodoo dance, 1 (Nekkid) voodoo dance, 1 walkman dance, 3 ritual ceremonies, 1 massive cathedral orgy, 1 Druid prologue
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13th:
67. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
68. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) (Films Based on Horror Novels)
69. Baron Blood (1972)
70. The Descent (2005)
71. The Unseen (1981)


25 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead cat, 1 dead mongoose, 1 dead elk, 1 dead chicken, 2 scary pranks, 5 hallucinations, 2 nightmare sequences
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14th:
72. Man Made Monster (1941)
73. Countess Dracula (1971)
74. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
75. The Brood (1979) (Creepy Kids)


87 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead gold fish, 1 dead pig, 2 gypsy dances, 1 scary prank, 1 nightmare sequence
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15th:
76. Night of the Creeps (1986) (Selection of the Day)
77. The Orphanage (2007)
78. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987) (Cheesy '80s Horror)
79. The Mummy (1959)
80. Ils (Them) (2006)
81. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
82. Blood Of The Mummy's Tomb (1971)


48 dead bodies, 11 breasts, 1 dead snake, 1 dead phone-line, 1 pledge dance, 2 (Amazing) musical performances by Thor and the Tritonz, 1 Egyptian prologue, 1 (LONG) Egyptian flashback
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16th:
83. Hell Night (1981)
84. Theater of Blood (1973)
85. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
(The Newly Expanded Asian Buffet of Terrors!)
86. The Cremator (1969)
87. Heartstopper (2006)
88. Saw V (2008)
89. Humongous (1982)


49 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 4 dead dogs, 1 dead bird, 2 dead carp, 1 frat party, 5 scary pranks, 2 nightmare-within-a-nightmare sequences
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17th:
90. Curse of the Fly (1965)
91. Daughters of Darkness (1971)
92. Automaton Transfusion (2006)
93. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
(Selection of the Day) (It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish)

44 dead bodies, 5 breasts, 3 scary pranks, 1 traumatizing flashback, 2 To-be-continued endings (!)
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18th:
94. The Sentinel (1977)
95. 100 Tears (2007)
96. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
97. Spirits of the Dead (1968)
(Cinema Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe)

49 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 11 nightmare sequences, 1 long end-credits scene (Even the director complains how long it is!)
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19th:
98. Frenzy (1972)
99. Piranha (1978)
100. Smash Cut (2009) (Selection of the Day) (Canadian Horror Films)
101. Damien:Omen II (1978)
102. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)


67 dead bodies, 13 breasts, 1 dead rabbit, 1 special introduction by Herschell Gordon Lewis
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20th:
103. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
104. The Ape (1940)
105. The Changeling (1980)
106. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
(A Reel Cinematic Suckfest!) (Not counting the plague victims for the bodycount again!)
107. Fright Night (1985) (Selection of the Day) (Challenge '06 repeat) (W/ audio commentary)

21 dead bodies, 2 breasts, 1 nightmare sequence, 1 circus act, 2 highly un-enjoyable violin performances by a gypsy kid, 1 vampire dance, 1 dead ape (Don't worry, I don't think I really spoiled that one)
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21st:
108. The Unborn (2009)
109. From Beyond the Grave (1973)
(Horror Anthologies)
110. Frankenstein 80 (1972)
111. Severance (2006)


37 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 3 nightmare sequences, 3 hallucinations, 1 stripper "dance", 1 flashback (Told in 1920's silent style)
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22nd:
112. Ringu (1998)
113. The Tenant (1976)
114. Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
(MST3K)
115. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
116. Return of the Living Dead Part III (1993)
117. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
118. The Boogens (1981)


35 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 1 dead dog (Coolest dog I've seen in the marathon ), 1 (Un-intentionally funny) insect-dream caught on film and 1 Roman Polanski in drag
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23rd:
119. Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
120. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
121. Frogs (1972)
122. Wolfen (1981) (Full Moon Madness!)
123. Torture Garden (1967)
124. The Devil Within Her (1976)
125. Sorority House Massacre (1986)
126. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)


69 dead bodies, 14 breasts, 4 dead frogs, 3 dead sheep, 6 dead snakes, 2 dead lizards, 2 dead birds, 2 (Real) dead wolves, 1 dead centipede, 1 dead mouse, 8 nightmare sequences, 9 hallucinations, 1 dead phone-line, 2 scary pranks, 1 vampire dance, 1 vampire bowling match, 1 cabaret performance, 1 Armored Saint performance
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24th:
127. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
128. Possession (1981)
129. Breeders (1986)
130. The Day of the Beast (1995)
131. Child's Play 3 (1991)
132. Night of the Demon (1980)
(Video Nasties)

49 dead bodies, 19 breasts, 2 nightmare sequences, 1 (Real) dead dog, 1 prom dance, 1 ritual ceremony, 1 (Interrupted) ritual ceremony, 1 traumatizing flashback, 1 love-making scene with a monster, 4 rape scenes by an alien, 1 rape scene by a Bigfoot
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25th:
133. The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (1974)
134. The Faculty (1998)
135. Shock Waves (1977) (Creature Features)
(With the help of radioactive waves)
136. A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
137. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

(Wildcard #2) 138. Witch's Night Out (1978)

18 dead bodies, 24 breasts, 1 dead rat, 4 nightmare sequences, 1 nightmare-within-a-nightmare, 1 traumatizing flashback (Originally shot in 3-D!)
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26th:
139. Staunton Hill (2009)
140. Dracula (1979)
141. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
142. Bordello of Blood (1996)
143. The Last House on The Left (2009)


49 dead bodies, 20 breasts, 1 nightmare-within-a-nightmare-within-a-nightmare, 3 broken down trucks, 1 dead-phone line, 1 Robot Monster homage (Playing on TV)
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27th:
144. Horror Express (1972)
145. Terror (1978)
146. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
147. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2002) (Action Horror)

148. Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde (1976)
149. Maléfique (2002)
150. Final Destination (2000)
(Yes, I included the bodycount on the plane)
151. The Last Horror Film (1982)

344 dead bodies, 30 breasts, 1 dead dog, 5 dead rats, Over 10 dead wolves, 1 nightmare sequence, 2 premonitions, 1 made-me-jump moment, 3 movies-within-a-movie, 1 rat vs severed-penis fight
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28th:
152. Nekromantik (1987)
153. Puppetmaster (1989)
154. Madhouse (1981)
155. Igor and the Lunatics (1985)
156. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) (Selection of the Day)
157. Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969)
158. Friday The 13th:Part VIII-Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
(W/ audio commentary)
159. Trilogy of Terror (1975)
160. The Other (1972)
("They're Still Here")

51 dead bodies, 7 breasts, 1 dead cat, 1 (Real) dead rabbit, 1 dead dog, 1 dead rat, 1 dream sequence, 1 nightmare-within-a-nightmare, 2 premonitions, 3 hallucinations, 1 broken-down car, 1 dead (Ship) radio-line, 1 traumatizing flashback, 2 scary pranks
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29th:
161. Castle Freak (1995)
162. Isle of the Dead (1945)

(Wildcard #3)163. Black Cats and Broomsticks (1955)
164. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
165. The Church (1989)
166. Nightmare (1964)
167. Stephen King's It (1990)
168. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
169. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
170. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)


80 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 1 dead cat, 1 dead hamster, 1 medieval prologue, 1 traumatizing flashback/nightmare, 1 masquerade ball, 1 nightmare sequence, 2 hallucinations, 1 homage to I Was A Teenage Werewolf
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30th:
171. Gothic (1986)
172. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
173. When a Stranger Calls (1979)
174. The Blob (1988)
175. Dead End (2003)
176. Trailer Park of Terror (2008)
177. Mad Monster Party? (1967)
178. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
(Theatrical Showing - Anything)

54 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead rat, 10 musical performances, 1 dead phone-line, 4 hallucinations, 1 dead cell-phone, 1 big nightmare, 2 scary pranks, 1 broken-down bus, 1 mention of Herschell Gordon Lewis
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31st:
179. The Leopard Man (1943)
180. Tower of London (1963)
181. Deranged (1974)
182. House of Wax (1953)
183. Stephen Romano Presents Shock Festival: Disc 2
184. Trick r Treat (2009)
(Halloween Related)
185. The Wizard of Gore (2007)


List=FINAL

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Horror Movie Challenge


Personal Goal = 100
First Time Viewings = *

Ratings:
(1) Unwatchable Garbage
(2) Watchable Garbage
(3) OK
(4) Great
(5) Excellent


2010/10/01
001. (1) Panic (1976 on Nightmare Worlds DVD / 1982 on IMDb) *
002. (3) Dark House (2009) *
003. (5) Horror Of Dracula (1958)
004. (5) The Brides Of Dracula (1960)
005. (4) Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1966)

2010/10/02
006. (4) Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)
007. (3) Psychomania (1973) *
008. (5) The Most Dangerous Game (1932) *
009. (5) Zombieland (2009)
010. (4) His Name Was Jason (2009) *
011. (2) The Telling (2009) *

2010/10/03
012. (5) Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) *
013. (3) The Zodiac Killer (1971) *
014. (2) The Sex Killer (1967) *
015. (1) Zero In And Scream (1971) *
016. (5) Grace (2009) *

2010/10/04
017. (3) The Mad Monster (1942) *
018. (5) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
019. (5) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) commentary by Richard O'Brien & Patricia Quinn
020. (4) Howling III The Marsupials (1987)
021. (3) The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (1974) *

2010/10/05
022. (3) The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1919) *
023. (3) Le manoir du diable (1896) * Wild Card 1
024. (3) Le chaudron infernal (1903) * Wild Card 2
025. (5) Stacy (2001)
026. (5) The Hunger (1983)
027. (5) Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

2010/10/06
028. (2) Yeti (2008)
029. (5) Piranha (1978)
030. (5) Humanoids From The Deep (1980)

2010/10/07
031. (5) Trauma (1993)
032. (5) Alien (1979)

2010/10/08
033. (5) MST3K - Boggy Creek II And The Legend Continues... (1985/1999) *
034. (5) The Phantom Of The Opera (1925) *
035. (4) The Plague Of The Zombies (1966) *
036. (4) The Devil's Bride (1968) *
037. (4) The Reptile (1966) *

2010/10/09
038. (4) The Gorgon (1964) *
039. (4) Elvira's Movie Macabre - The Werewolf Of Wasington (1973/1981) *
040. (4) Galaxy Of Terror (1981) *
041. (4) Forbidden World (1982) *
042. (3) A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) *
043. (5) The Fourth Kind (2009) *
044. (5) The Blob (1958)

2010/10/10
045. (3) Lost Voyage (2001) *

2010/10/11
046. (4) Bride Of Chucky (1998) *
047. (5) The It's Alive Show - I, Monster (1971/2010) *
048. (5) A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
049. (5) Deadly Blessing (1981)
050. (5) Love At First Bite (1979)
051. (5) Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
052. (5) Bad Ronald (1974)

2010/10/12
053. (5) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
054. (5) The Evil Dead (1981)
055. (3) Night Of The Cobra Woman (1972)
056. (1) The Fury Of The Wolf Man (1972) *
057. (4) Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
058. (4) Return Of The Evil Dead (1973)
059. (1) House Of The Living Dead (1973) *

2010/10/13
060. (5) Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island (1998)
061. (5) I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
062. (5) Day Of The Dead (1985)
063. (5) Mad Love (1935) *
064. (5) 20 Million Miles To Earth (1957) *

2010/10/14
065. (5) Young Frankenstein (1974)
066. (3) Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)
067. (4) Revenge Of The Creature (1955)
***** Checklist Complete! *****
068. 2 episodes of Haven
---- (5) "Resurfacing" Season 1 Episode 12 (2010-10-01) *
---- (5) "Spiral" Season 1 Episode 13 (2010-10-08) *

2010/10/15
069. (1) O.C. Babes And The Slasher Of Zombietown (2008) *
070. (3) Revolt Of The Zombies (1936) *
071. (5) Frankenstein (1910) * Wild Card 3
072. (1) Chupacabra: Dark Seas (2005) *
073. (3) Invaders From Mars! (1986) *
074. (3) The Mummy (1959)
075. (3) The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb (1964) *
076. (3) The Mummy's Shroud (1967) *

2010/10/16
077. (4) Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (1971) *
078. (4) Cat Girl (1957) *
079. (3) Summer's Moon (2009) *
080. (5) Flesh For The Beast (2003) *
081. (5) Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark (1988) *

2010/10/17
082. (5) Carnival Of Souls (1962) *
083. (5) The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (1936) *
084. (4) Deadline (2009) *
085. (5) Army Of Darkness (1992)
086. (2) Evil Come Evil Go (1972) *
087. (2) Terror At Orgy Castle (1971) *
088. (2) The Hand Of Pleasure (1971) *
089. (4) The Night Walker (1964) *

2010/10/18
090. (5) The Night Stalker (1972)
091. (5) The Night Strangler (1973)
092. (5) Fade To Black (1980)
093. (5) The Craft (1996)
094. (5) Sick Girl (2006)
095. (5) Deer Woman (2005)

2010/10/19
096. (5) Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
097. (2) The Thirsty Dead (1973) *
098. (1) The Swamp Of The Ravens (1974) *
099. (4) The Mad Butcher (1971) *
100. (5) The Black Cat (1965)
***** Challenge Goal Reached! *****
***** Personal Goal Reached! *****
***** New Personal Goal = 155! *****

101. (3) Dark Rising (2007) *

2010/10/20
102. (4) Pandemonium (1982)
103. (4) Wacko (1982)
104. (1) Legion (2010) *
105. (5) The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra (2001)
106. (4) The Signal (2007) *

2010/10/21
107. (4) The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
108. (4) Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
109. (4) Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)
110. (1) Monster A-Go Go! (1965) *
111. (1) Psyched By The 4D Witch (1972) *
112. (4) Up From The Depths (1979) *

2010/10/22
113. (4) The Corpse Vanishes (1942) *
114. (4) Attack Of The Giant Leeches (1959) *
115. (5) MST3K - The Crawling Hand (1963/1989)
116. (5) MST3K - The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962/1993)
117. (5) This House Possessed (1981)
118. (5) X The Unknown (1956) *
119. (5) Five Million Years To Earth (1968) *
120. (4) These Are the Damned (1963) *

2010/10/23
121. (4) The Stranglers Of Bombay (1960) *
122. (4) The Boogens (1982) *
123. (5) The Babysitter (1980)
124. (1) Mad Doctor Of Blood Island (1968) *
125. (4) Dreamcatcher (2003) *
126. (5) Massacre At Central High (1976)

2010/10/24
127. (5) The Lovely Bones (2009) *
128. (5) Jaws (1975)
129. (5) Rabid (1977)
130. (1) The Beast Of The Yellow Night (1971) *
131. (4) Prophecy (1979) *
132. (4) Dracula (1979)
133. (2) Blood Of Ghastly Horror (1972) *

2010/10/25
134. (4) Vampyr (1932) *
135. (4) The Return Of The Vampire (1944) *
136. (4) The Loves Of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970)
137. (5) To Kill A Clown (1972)
138. (4) The Alligator People (1959) *
***** Beat My Personal Best Of 137! *****
139. (5) The Fly (1958)
140. (4) The Horror Of It All (1964)
141. (5) The Norliss Tapes (1973)

2010/10/26
142. 1 episode of Dead Set & 2 episodes of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
---- (5) Dead Set - Episode 1 (2008-10-18) *
---- (5) "Once Upon A Beginning" Episode 1 (2004-01-29)
---- (5) "Hell Hath Fury" Episode 2 (2004-02-05)
143. 4 episodes of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
---- (5) "Skipper The Eyechild" Episode 3 (2004-02-12)
---- (5) "The Apes Of Wrath" Episode 4 (2004-02-19)
---- (5) "Scotch Mist" Episode 5 (2004-02-26)
---- (5) "The Creeping Moss From The Shores Of Shuggoth" Episode 6 (2004-03-04) *
144. (3) Psycho (1998) *
145. 2 Episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer
---- (5) "The Wish" Season 3 Episode 9 (1998-12-08)
---- (5) "Doppelgangland" Season 3 Episode 16 (1999-02-23)
146. 1 episode of Glee & 1 episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer
---- (5) "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" Season 2 Episode 5 (2010-10-26) *
---- (5) "Once More, With Feeling" Season 6 Episode 7 (2001-11-06)
147. (5) April Fool's Day (1986)

2010/10/27
xxx. (5) Dead Set - Episode 2 (2008-10-28) *
148. (5) Not Of This Earth (1957) *
149. (2) The Naked Witch (1961) *
150. (2) The Naked Witch (1961) commentary by Larry Buchanan *
151. (3) Crypt Of Dark Secrets (1976) *
152. (5) Terror On The Beach (1973) *
153. (4) Hitch Hike To Hell (1977) *
154. (3) Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) *

2010/10/28
xxx. (5) Dead Set - Episode 3 (2008-10-29) *
155. (4) The Driller Killer (1979) *
156. (3) The Beach Girls And The Monster (1965) *
157. (3) The Ghost Train (1941) *
158. (5) MST3K - Samson Vs The Vampire Women (1961/1995) *
159. (5) Dead Of Night (1945) *
160. (4) Dance Of The Dead (2008) *

2010/10/29
xxx. (5) Dead Set - Episode 4 (2008-10-30) *
161. (3) Earth Vs The Spider (2001) *
162. (5) Dead Set - Episode 5 (2008-10-31) * plus episodes 2, 3 & 4
163. (5) Isle Of The Dead (1945) *
164. (3) The Devil Bat (1940) *
165. (2) White Zombie (1932) *
166. (5) I Walked With A Zombie (1943) *
167. (4) Curse Of The Demon (1958) *
168. (5) The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957) *
169. (5) The Revenge Of Frankenstein (1958) *
170. (5) Frankenstein Created Woman (1966)

2010/10/30
171. (5) Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! (1969)
172. (5) The Bowery Boys Meet The Monsters (1954)
173. (4) 13 Ghosts (1960) *
174. (5) Dracula Dead And Loving It (1995)
175. (4) The Crazies (2010) *

2010/10/31
176. (4) Tarantula (1955) *
177. (5) A Bucket Of Blood (1959)
178. (3) Tower Of London (1962) *
179. (5) The Tingler (1959)
180. (4) The Mad Magician (1954) *
181. (5) House Of Wax (1953)
182. (5) House On Haunted Hill (1959)
183. (5) The Haunting (1963)
184. (5) Poltergeist (1982)

184 Total
114 First Timers
Completed The Checklist on Oct. 14th
Reached The Challenge Goal Oct. 19th
Reached My Personal Goal Oct. 19th
Beat My Personal Best Oct. 25th
Reached My Second Personal Goal Oct. 28th

Formats
63 on DVD (+ 3 Hour Long Shows)
42 on TCM
21 Online (+ 7 Half Hour Long Shows)
19 OnDemand (Free) (+ 2 Hour Long Shows)
10 OTA from various channels (+ 2 Hour Long Shows & 3 Half Hour Long Shows)
6 on VHS
5 on Fox Movie Channel
5 on DVDR
4 OnDemand (Paid For)
2 movies I downloaded and safed to CD
1 movie on TCM that I set the timer for & watched later on VHS

5 Best First Timers
Carnival Of Souls (1962)
The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
Dead Of Night (1945)
Five Million Years To Earth (1968)
Not Of This Earth (1957)

5 Worst First Timers
Legion (2010)
O.C. Babes And The Slasher Of Zombietown (2008)
Panic (1976)
Psyched By The 4D Witch (1972)
The Swamp Of The Ravens (1974)

Spoiler:

76/76

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - Le manoir du diable (1896)
-X- 1900 - Le chaudron infernal (1903)
-X- 1910 - The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1919)
-X- 1920 - The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
-X- 1930 - The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Mad Monster (1942)
-X- 1950 - Horror Of Dracula (1958)
-X- 1960 - The Brides Of Dracula (1960)
-X- 1970 - Psychomania (1973)
-X- 1980 - The Hunger (1983)
-X- 1990 - Trauma (1993)
-X- 2000 - Dark House (2009)
-X- 2010 - A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
-X- G - Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)
-X- PG - Boggy Creek II And The Legend Continues... (1985)
-X- PG-13 - Howling III The Marsupials (1987)
-X- R - Dark House (2009)
-X- NC-17 - The Evil Dead (1981)
-X- X - Zero In And Scream (1971)
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Stacy (2001)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, DVD, Panic (1976 or 1982).
-X- Second format, TV, Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1966).
-X- Third format, online, The Most Dangerous Game (1932).

Watch a film starring:
-X- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - The Mad Monster (1942)
-X- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
-X- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins - The Fury Of The Wolf Man (1972)
-X- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
-X- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Deadly Blessing (1981)
-X- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
-X- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - Piranha (1978)
-X- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Piranha (1978)
-X- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - Trauma (1993)
-X- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Japanese, Stacy (2001).
-X- Second language, (Spanish), Return Of The Evil Dead (1973).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1969)
-X- Frankenstein - Young Frankenstein (1974)
-X- Werewolf - The Mad Monster (1942)
-X- Mummy - Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)
-X- Ghost/haunting - Dark House (2009)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Eerie Midnight Horror Show (1974)
-X- Zombie - Zombieland (2009)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Zodiac Killer (1971)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Yeti (2008)
-X- Documentary - His Name Was Jason (2009)
-X- Musical - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-X- Spoof/comedy - Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)
-X- Revenge - I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Bride Of Chucky (1998)
-X- Killer/evil animal - Piranha (1978)
-X- Killer/evil child - Grace (2009)
-X- Giallo - Trauma (1993)
-X- J horror - Stacy (2001)
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Boggy Creek II And The Legend Continues... (1985)
-X- film and its remake - A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
-X- based on a novel - Horror Of Dracula (1958)
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Alien (1979) Best Visual Effects
-X- silent film - The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1919)
-X- Criterion version film - The Blob (1958)
-X- with commentary - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Horror Of Dracula (1958) The Brides Of Dracula (1960) Dracula, Prince Of Darkness (1966)
-X- anthology film - The Telling (2009)
-X- appears on video nasties list - Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
-X- hosted by Elvira - The Werewolf Of Washington (1973)
-X- takes place on a holiday - Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
-X- takes place in space - Alien (1979)
-X- takes place on or under the sea - Lost Voyage (2001)
-X- animated film - Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island (1998)
-X- called "Day of ..." - Day Of The Dead (1985)
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night Of The Cobra Woman (1972)
-X- called "Return of ..." - Return Of The Evil Dead (1973)
-X- called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge Of The Creature (1955)
-X- called "Attack of ..." - Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - House Of The Living Dead (1973)

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

The goal is to average a modest 1 movie per day.

1. Halloween 4 - I've always had a soft spot for this one. Despite the robotic and stiff Michael (is he wearing shoulder pads?) and the lame mask, this film tries to ramp up tension without relying on gore.
2. Halloween H20 - the logical conclusion to the series. The all too short run time is my only complaint.
3. He Knows You're Alone - a no-scare Halloween ripoff (they even ripped the score). I guess it's alright if you're a slasher completist, but skip otherwise. Notable for a short appearance of a young Tom Hanks as a psychology student who can't shut up about psychology.
4. Don't Look Now - I've always meant to get around to this and I enjoyed it. Ample tension and good scenery. Creepy ending.
5. Profondo Rosso (Deep Red) - Classic Argento. Black gloved killer. Creepy music. Gobs of unnaturally thick orangish-red blood.
6. Grindhouse - While I enjoy the entire experience, it seems as though Rodriguez (and Wright, Roth, and Zombie) really got the point and had more fun with the tone than Tarantino.
7. Terror Train - Watched once a long time ago and just now revisited. Sufficiently creepy killer and early David Copperfield...better than I remember.

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

First time viewings

First time viewing total: 26
October 1.

1. 1:00 A.M-3:00 A.M The Amityville Horror (1979) Directed by Stuart Rosenberg - DVD
2. 1:00 P.M-2:30 P.M The Evil Dead (1981) Directed by Sam Raimi - Streaming on Netflix
3. 9:00 P.M-10:40 P.M The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Directed by Jonathan Liebesman - DVD

October 2

4. 1:30 P.M-3:00 P.M Monster House (2006) Directed by Gil Kenan - DVD
5. 7:30 P.M-9:00 P.M. Prom Night (1980) Directed by Paul Lynch - DVD

October 3

6. 8:30 A.M-10:00 A.M Wishmaster (1997) Directed by Robert Kurtzman - DVD
7. 12:30 P.M-2:10 P.M Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999) Directed by Jack Sholder - DVD
8. 9:00 P.M - 11:00 P.M Constantine (2005) Directed by Francis Lawrence - DVD

October 4

9. 8:30 A.M-10:00 A.M Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990) Directed by John Harrison - DVD
10. 9:00 P.M -10:10 P.M The Wolf Man (1941) Directed by George Waggner - DVD
11. 10:30 P.M -11:45 P.M Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) Directed by Roy William Neill-DVD

October 5

12. 8:30 A.M-10:15 A.M The Wolfman (2010) Directed by Joe Johnston - DVD
13. 1:00 P.M-2:20 P.M Godzilla Raids Again (1955) Directed by Motoyoshi Oda - DVD
14. 4:00 P.M-5:10 P.M Rodan (1956) Directed by Ishiro Honda - DVD

October 6

15. 8:45 A.M-10:10 A.M Godzilla vs the Thing (1964) Directed by Ishiro Honda - DVD
16. 10:20 A.M-11:50 A.M Destroy All Monsters (1968) Directed by Ishiro Honda - DVD
17. 1:10 P.M-2:50 P.M Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991) Directed by Kazuki Ohmori - DVD
18. 3:30 P.M-5:10 P.M Slaughter (2009) Directed by Stewart Hopewell - DVD

October 7

19. 1:00 P.M-2:40 P.M Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985) Directed by Lewis Teague - Netflix
20. 9:00 P.M-10:30 P.M Dance of the Dead (2008) Directed by Gregg Bishop - DVD

October 8

21. 11:30 A.M-1:00 P.M Dance of the Dead (2008) Audio Commentary with Director Gregg Bishop and Writer Joe Ballarini - DVD
22. 1:20 P.M-3:00 P.M Dracula 2000 (2000) Directed by Patrick Lussier - DVD
23. 9:00 P.M-10:40 P.M Dracula 2000 (2000) Audio commentary with Director Patrick Lussier and Writer Joel Soisson - DVD

October 9

24. 4:30 A.M-6:00 A.M Dracula III: Legacy (2005) Directed by Patrick Lussier - DVD
25. 6:10 A.M-7:40 A.M Carrie (1976) Directed by Brian De Palma -DVD
26. 8:00 A.M-9:05 A.M The Vampire Bat (1933) Directed by Frank R. Strayer - DVD
27. 10:00 A.M-11:10 A.M White Zombie (1932) Directed by Victor Halperin - DVD
28. 12:10 P.M-1:30 P.M The Mad Monster (1942) Directed by Sam Newfield - DVD
29. 2:00 P.M-3:30 P.M Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Directed by Charles Barton - Netflix
30. 7:00 P.M-8:30 P.M Final Destination 3 (2006) Directed by James Wong - DVD

October 10

31. 3:30 A.M-5:00 A.M A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Directed by Wes Craven - DVD
32. 8:30 A.M-10:00 A.M A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Directed by Jack Sholder - DVD
33. 9:00 P.M-10:40 P.M A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) Directed by Chuck Russell - DVD

October 11

34. 8:30 A.M-10:30 A.M Underworld (2003) Directed by Len Wiseman - DVD
35. 12:10 P.M-2:00 P.M Underworld: Evolution (2006) Directed by Len Wiseman - DVD
36. 7:00 P.M-9:10 P.M Van Helsing (2004) Directed by Stephen Sommers - DVD
37. 1:45 A.M-3:45 A.M Interview With the Vampire (1994) Directed by Neil Jordan - DVD

October 12

38. 9:24 A.M-9:36 A.M Frankenstein (1910) -Youtube -Wildcard 1
39. 12:45 P.M-2:30 P.M Zombieland (2009) Directed by Ruben Fleischer - Netflix
40. 9:10 P.M-10:20 P.M Frankenstein (1931) Directed by James Whale - DVD
41. 10:30 P.M-11:40 P.M Frankenstein (1931) Audio Commentary with Rudy Behlmer - DVD

October 13

42. 8:00 A.M-9:15 A.M Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Directed by James Whale - DVD
43. 9:20 A.M-11:00 A.M Son of Frankenstein (1939) Directed by Rowland V. Lee - DVD
44. 12:20 P.M-1:30 P.M Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) Directed by Erle C. Kenton - DVD
45. 1:40 P.M-2:50 P.M House of Frankenstein (1944) Directed by Erle C. Kenton - DVD
46. 3:00 P.M-4:40 P.M An American Werewolf in London (1981) Directed by John Landis - Netflix
47. 9:00 P.M-9:10 P.M Boo! - DVD - Wildcard 2

October 14

48. 12:00 A.M-2:30 A.M Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) Directed by Stephen Chiodo - Netflix
49. 8:40 A.M-10:15 A.M Friday the 13th (1980) Directed by Sean S. Cunningham - DVD
50. 10:30 A.M-12:00 P.M Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Directed by Steve Miner - DVD
51. 12:40 P.M-2:40 P.M Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) Directed by Steve Miner - DVD
52. 2:45 P.M-4:25 P.M An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) Directed by Anthony Waller - DVD

October 15

53. 8:40 A.M-10:10 A.M Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Directed by Mel Brooks - DVD
54. 12:30 P.M-2:10 P.M Fright Night (1985) Directed by Tom Holland - Netflix

October 16

55. 12:45 P.M-2:15 P.M Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) Directed by Joseph Zito - DVD
56. 8:00 P.M-9:40 P.M The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Directed by Jim Sharman - Fox Movie Channel

October 17

57. 2:10 A.M-4:15 A.M Nosferatu (1922) Directed by F.W. Murnau - Netflix
58. 9:00 A.M-10:30 A.M Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) Directed by Danny Steinmann - DVD
59. 11:40 A.M-1:15 P.M The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Directed by Rupert Julian - Netflix

October 18

60. 12:15 P.M-2:00 P.M Young Frankenstein (1974) Directed by Mel Brooks - DVD

October 19

61. 6:00 A.M-7:45 A.M Young Frankenstein (1974) Audio Commentary with Director Mel Brooks - DVD
62. 10:00 A.M-11:30 A.M Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) Directed by Tom Mcloughlin - DVD
63. 12:30 P.M-2:00 P.M Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Directed by Patrick Tatopoulos - DVD
64. 2:30 P.M-4:00 P.M Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Audio Commentary - DVD

October 20

65. 12:00 P.M-1:30 P.M Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) Directed by John Carl Buechler - DVD

October 21

66. 1:00 P.M-2:30 P.M Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) Audio Commentary with John Carl Buechler and Kane Hodder - DVD
67. 4:00 P.M-5:40 P.M Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) Directed by Rob Hedden - DVD

October 22

68. 11:00 P.M-12:30 A.M Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Directed by Adam Marcus - DVD
69. 8:30 A.M-10:00 A.M Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Audio Commentary with Director Adam Marcus and Screenwriter Dean Lorey - DVD
70. 12:00 P.M-1:30 P.M A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Directed by Renny Harlin - DVD
71. 1:40 P.M-3:10 P.M A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) Directed by Stephen Hopkins - DVD

October 23

72. 2:00 A.M-3:30 A.M Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) Directed by Rachel Talalay - DVD
73. 7:00 A.M-9:15 A.M Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) Directed by Wes Craven - DVD
74. 12:00 P.M-1:15 P.M Moon of the Wolf (1972) Directed by Daniel Petrie - DVD
75. 1:40 P.M-3:20 P.M Freddy vs Jason (2003) Directed by Ronny Yu - DVD
76. 10:00 P.M-11:30 P.M His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) Directed by Daniel Farrands - Netflix

October 24

77. 11:55 P.M-1:55 A.M Jaws 2 (1978) Directed by Jeannot Szwarc - Netflix
78. 2:00 A.M-3:30 A.M Flowers in the Attic (1987) Directed by Jeffrey Bloom - Netflix
79. 9:00 A.M-10:40 A:M Night of the Living Dead (1968) Directed by George A. Romero - DVD
80. 12:00 P.M-2:06 P.M Dawn of the Dead (1978) Directed by George A. Romero - DVD

October 25

81. 11:50 P.M-1:20 A.M Jaws 3 (1983) Directed by Joe Alves - Netflix
82. 3:00 A.M-4:45 A.M Godzilla vs Mothra (1992) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD
83. 9:10 A.M-10:30 A.M Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998) Directed by Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, and Jim Stenstrum - Netflix
84. 8:00 P.M-10:00 P.M Halloween (1978) Directed by John Carpenter - AMC

October 26

85. 8:00 A.M-9:40 A.M Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1993) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD
86. 12:15 P.M-1:55 P.M Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla (1994) Directed by Kensho Yamashita - DVD

October 27

87. 9:00 A.M-10:40 A.M Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD
88. 12:00 P.M-1:40 P.M Godzilla 2000 (1999) Directed by Takao Okawara - DVD

October 28

89. 11:30 P.M-1:10 A.M Godzilla 2000 (1999) Audio Commentary - DVD
90. 1:30 A.M-3:05 A.M Godzilla Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack (2001) Directed by Shusuke Kaneko - DVD
91. 12:15 P.M-1:45 P.M Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S (2003) Directed by Masaaki Tezuka - DVD
92. 8:00 P.M-9:45 P.M Dead of Night (1945) Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, and Robert Hamer - TCM

October 29

93. 11:00 P.M-12:50 P.M Christine (1983) Directed by John Carpenter - DVD
94. 5:30 A.M-7:20 A.M Christine (1983) Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon
95. 12:00 P.M-1:50 P.M From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Directed by Robert Rodriguez - DVD
96. 9:00 P.M-10:35 Dagon (2001) Directed by Stuart Gordon - DVD

October 30

97. 2:00 A.M-3:35 A.M Dagon (2001) Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Gordon and Writer Dennis Paoli - DVD
98. 12:20 P.M-2:20 P.M The Hollow (2004) Directed by Kyle Newman - DVD
99. 3:00 P.M-4:45 P.M Dog Soldiers (2002) Directed by Neil Marshall - DVD

October 31

100. 11:00 P.M-12:45 A.M Dog Soldiers (2002) Audio Commentary - DVD
101. 3:00 A.M-4:45 A.M The Insatiable (2007) Directed by Chuck Konzelman, and Cary Solomon - DVD
102. 12:23 P.M-12:28 P.M The Greatest Show Unearthed - Youtube - Wildcard 3

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Since I managed to surpass my goal of 31 (by quite a bit), I'll actually try and make a go for 100...

10/20 Update: Had some personal issues as of late, so I haven't been able to watch as much as I like. Oh well. I can always improve for next year. I'll still try to hit what I can, though.

2007: 20
2008: 28
2009: 82


Last Year: 82
Goal: 100
Currently Watched: 33


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

10/01/10:
1. The Crazies (1973)
2. The Prowler (1981)

10/02/10:
3. Let The Right One In (2008)
4. Misery (1990)

10/03/10:
5. The Wicker Man (1973)
6. The Tingler (1959)
7. House On Haunted Hill (1959)
8. Le Chaudron Infernal (1903)
9. Frankenstein (1910)
10. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

10/04/10:
11. The Toolbox Murders (1978)
12. Black Christmas (1974)

10/05/10:
13. House (1986)

10/06/10:
14. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
15. The New York Ripper (1982)

10/07/10:
16. Child's Play (1988)

10/08/10:
17. Psycho (1960)

10/09/10:
18. The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (1974)
19. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

10/10/10:
20. Carrie (1976)

10/11/10:
21. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

10/12/10:
22. Friday The 13th (1980)

10/13/10:
23. Re-Animator (1985)

10/14/10:

10/15/10:

10/16/10:
24. Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986)

10/17/10:

10/18/10:

10/19/10:
25. The Omen (1976)

10/20/10:
26. Phantasm (1979)
27. Phantasm II (1988)
28. Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994)

10/21/10:
29. The Shining (1980)

10/22/10:
30. The Crazies (2010)

10/23/10:

10/24/10:

10/25/10:

10/26/10:

10/27/10:

10/28/10:

10/29/10:
31. Maniac (1980)

10/30/10:

10/31/10:
32. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989)
33. "The Walking Dead" (2010) (I'm counting it as full length, since the broadcast time was a 90-min slot)

THE EXPANDED CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
Code:
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 - 
--- 1930 - 
--- 1940 - 
-X- 1950 - The Tingler (1959)
-X- 1960 - Psycho (1960)
-X- 1970 - The Crazies (1973)
-X- 1980 - The Prowler (1981)
-X- 1990 - Misery (1990)
-X- 2000 - Let The Right One In (2008)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - The Tingler (1959)
--- G - 
--- PG - 
--- PG-13 - 
-X- R - Let The Right One In (2008)
--- NC-17 - 
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - 
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - The Prowler (1981)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, online, The Crazies (1973).
-X- Second format, DVD, Misery (1990).
-X- Third format, Blu-Ray, Black Christmas (1974).

Watch a film starring:
--- Bela Lugosi - (insert film title here)
--- Lon Chaney Sr. - 
--- Boris Karloff - 
--- Lon Chaney Jr. - 
-X- Vincent Price - The Tingler (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)
--- Jamie Lee Curtis - 

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, Swedish, Let The Right One In (2008).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Let The Right One In (2008)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1910)
--- Werewolf - 
-X- Mummy - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
--- Invisible Man - 
-X- Ghost/haunting - House On Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Carrie (1976)
-X- Zombie - The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (1974)
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Prowler (1981)
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Tingler (1959)
--- Documentary - 
--- Musical - 
-X- Spoof/comedy - House (1986)
-X- Revenge - Friday The 13th (1980)
-X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play (1988)
--- Killer/evil animal - 
--- Killer/evil child - 
-X- Giallo - The New York Ripper (1982)
--- J horror - 
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - 
-X- film and its remake - The Crazies (1973; 2010)
--- based on a video game - 
-X- based on a novel - Misery (1990)
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel - 
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Misery (Best Actress, Kathy Bates)
-X- silent film - Frankenstein (1910)
--- Criterion version film - 
--- with commentary - 
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Phantasm (1979), Phantasm II (1988), Phantasm III: Lord Of The Dead (1994)
--- anthology film - 
-X- takes place on a holiday - My Bloody Valentine (1981)
--- takes place in space - 
--- takes place on or under the sea - 
--- animated film - 
--- called "Night of ..." - 
--- called "Return of ..." - 
--- called "Revenge of ..." - 
--- called "Attack of ..." - 
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

All will be first time viewings, unless otherwise indicated. And all will be DVD or 'equivalent' (if I can't find it), unless otherwise indicated.

I'm going to aim for 20 movies, since I'm full time at uni, work part time and have exams coming up :{ Next year, I will pwn.

October 1:
1. My Bloody Valentine (1981) 5/10

October 2:
* Supernatural: 6x02 - Two and a Half Men *TV*
2. Antichrist (2009) 4/10

October 3:
3. Honogurai mizu no soko kara (2002) 6/10
4. Paura nella città dei morti viventi (1980) 5/10

October 4:
5. Little Shop of Horrors (1986) 5/10
* Le manoir du diable (1896) *online*
* Le chaudron infernal (1903) *online*
6. Peeping Tom (1960) 5/10
* Frankenstein (1910) *online*

October 5:
7. Piranha (1978) 5/10
8. Splice (2009) 6/10

October 6:
9. I Drink Your Blood (1970) 4/10
10. Mad Love (1935) 5/10

October 7:
11. Buried (2010) 6/10 *cinema*
12. Young Frankenstein (1974) 5/10

October 8:
---Nothing---

October 9:
---Nothing---

October 10:
13. Les yeux sans visage (1960) 5/10

October 11:
* Supernatural: 6x03 - The Third Man *TV*

October 12:
---Nothing---

October 13:
---Nothing---

October 14:
14. It Came from Outer Space (1953) 5/10

October 15:
---Nothing---

October 16:
---Nothing---

October 17:
* Supernatural: 6x04 - Weekend at Bobby's *TV*
15. Dracula (1992) 6/10

October 18:
16. Tetsuo (1989) 6/10
17. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) 5/10
18. Traitement de choc (1973) 5/10

October 19:
19. Histoires extraordinaires (1968) 5/10

October 20:
---Nothing---

October 21:
20. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) 5/10

October 22:
* The Walking Dead: 1x01 - Days Gone Bye *Totally legal download*

October 23:
* Supernatural: 6x05 - Live Free or Twihard *TV*

October 24:
---Nothing---

October 25:
21. The House of the Devil (2009) 5/10

October 26:
22. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) 3/10

October 27:
---Nothing---

October 28:
23. Fido (2006) 6/10

October 29:
---Nothing---

October 30:
---Nothing---

October 31:
24. Dust Devil (1992) 5/10
* Supernatural: 6x06 - You Can't Handle the Truth *TV*
25. The Thing from Another World (1951) 5/10


TV Total: 6 hours
Shorts Total: 17 minutes



TOTAL = 28



Checklist:
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
-X- 1890 - Le manoir du diable (1896)
-X- 1900 - Le chaudron infernal (1903)
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Mad Love (1935)
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - It Came from Outer Space (1953)
-X- 1960 - Peeping Tom (1960)
-X- 1970 - Piranha (1978)
-X- 1980 - My Bloody Valentine (1981)
-X- 1990 - Dracula (1992)
-X- 2000 - Antichrist (2009)
-X- 2010 - Buried (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Peeping Tom
--- G -
-X- PG - Young Frankenstein
-X- PG-13 - Honogurai mizu no soko kara
-X- R - My Bloody Valentine
--- NC-17 -
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - I Drink Your Blood
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Antichrist

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, (DVD), (My Bloody Valentine).
-X- Second format, (TV), (Supernatural).
-X- Third format, (Online), (Le manoir du diable).

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange -
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo -
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David -
-X- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - Piranha
-X- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Piranha
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif -
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, (Japanese), (Honogurai mizu no soko kara).
-X- Second language, (French), (Les yeux sans visage).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Dracula
-X- Frankenstein - Young Frankenstein
--- Werewolf -
--- Mummy -
-X- Ghost/haunting - Honogurai mizu no soko kara
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - I Drink Your Blood
-X- Zombie - Paura nella città dei morti viventi
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - My Bloody Valentine
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - 20 Million Miles to Earth
--- Documentary -
-X- Musical - Little Shop of Horrors
-X- Spoof/comedy - Little Shop of Horrors
-X- Revenge - Tetsuo
--- Killer/evil doll -
-X- Killer/evil animal - Piranha
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
-X- J horror - Honogurai mizu no soko kara
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
--- film and its remake -
-X- based on a novel - Dracula
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - The House of the Devil
-X- won an Academy Award -- any category - Dracula
--- silent film -
-X- Criterion version film - Antichrist
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
-X- anthology film - Histoires extraordinaires
--- appears on video nasties list -
--- hosted by Elvira -
-X- takes place on a holiday - My Bloody Valentine - Valentine's Day
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - Paura nella città dei morti viventi = "City of the Living Dead"


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Re: The 6th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

BRING IT ON!!!



And by the Horror Gods - I will hit the 50 MARK this year!!!

October 1st:


1. The Evil Dead
****

October 2nd

2. Army of Darkness ***
3. The X Files S1 Ep 5 - The Jersey Devil ****
4. The X Files S1 Ep 6 - Shadows ***
5. MegaPiranha *
6. Stan Helsing **

October 3rd

7. Vampyres
**
8. Scarecrows *
9. My Name Is Bruce ***
10. The House of the Devil ***

October 4th

11. A Brush With Death
**
12. Backwoods **

October 5th

13. Knock, Knock ***
14. The X Files S1 Ep 8 - Ghost In The Machine ***
15. Ted Bundy ***
16. The X Files S1 Ep 20 - Darkness Falls ****

October 6th


17. B.T.K.
***
18. The Hills Run Red ***

October 7th

19. 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams ***
20. The X Files S1 Ep 21 - Tooms
****
21. The X Files S2 Ep 2 - The Host **

October 8th

22. Cheerleader Autopsy
*
23. The X Files S2 Ep 9 - Firewalker **
24. Bubba Ho Tep **

October 9th

25. Spring Break Massacre *
26. After.Life ***

October 10th

27. Moon of the Wolf
**
28. Miner's Massacre ***
29. A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) **
30. High Tension *****

October 11th

31. Predators **

October 12th


32.Wilderness
***
33. Red Riding: Part 1 (1974) ***

October 13th

34. Splice ***
35. The Shortcut ***

October 14th


36. Bad Biology *
37. The X Files S2 Ep 3 - Blood ***
38. Wind Chill ***

October 15th


39. The Stepfather (original)
***

October 16th

40. The Legend of Bloody Mary *
41. The X Files S2 Ep 7 - '3' **
42. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday 13th ***

October 17th

43. Carny **
44. Fido **
45. Hack! **

October 18th

46. 30 Days Of Night ***

October 19th

47. Night Of The Demons ***
48. Final Curtain *
49. The Cellar Door **

October 20th

50. My Bloody Valentine (original)
***

October 23rd

51. Black Water
***
52. The X Files S2 Ep 12 - Aubrey ***
53. Big Bad Wolf ***

October 24th

54. Train
**
55. Wicked Lake **
56. The X Files S2 Ep 13 - Die Hand die Verletz ***

October 28th

57. Feeding Ground **
58. Methodic *
59. The X Files S2 Ep 20 - Humbug ****

October 30th

60. Trick R' Treat *****

October 31st

61. The Devils Rejects ****
62. The X Files S3 Ep 4 - Clyde Bruckmans Final Repose ***
63. The Mist (b/w) ****

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