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

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


Goal: 50
* First time vewing

October 01
01. The Exorcist *
02. Contamination

October 02
03. Sleepy Hollow
04. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf *
05. Bitten *

October 03

October 04
06. High Spirits
07. The House on Haunted Hill (1959) *

October 05
08. Fury of the Wolfman *
09. House of the Living Dead *
10. Maciste in Hell (1925) *

October 06
11. White Zombie *
12. Attack of the Giant Leeches *
13. The Terror *
14. BubbaHo-tep

October 07

October 08
15. The Thing

October 09

October 10
17. Demonic Toys *
18. The Fly (1958) *
19. The Fly (1986) *
20. The Haunting (1963) *

October 11
21. The Legend of Hell House *
22. The Omen (1976) *

October 12
23. Ernest Scared Stupid
24. Food of the Gods *
25. Eight Legged Freaks

October 13
26. The Vampire Bat *

October 14
27. Club Dread
28. Video Dead *
29. The Evil Dead

October 15
30. Evil Dead II
31. Army of Darkness
32. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die *
33. Phantom of the Opera (1925) *

October 16
34. The Mystery of the Wax Museum *
35. Hellraiser *

October 17
36. The Rocky Horror Picture Show *
37. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
38. The New York Ripper *

October 18
39. Session 9 *
40. Haunted Honeymoon *

October 19
41. My Bloody Valentine (2009) *
42. Piranha 3D *

October 20
43. Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein *
44. Dracula (1931) *

October 21
45. Frankenstein *
46. The Mummy (1932) *
47. The Bride of Frankenstein *

October 22
48. Creature from the Black Lagoon *
49. Dr. Terror House of Horrors *

October 23
50. The Wolfman (1941) *
51. Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman *
52. Wolfen *
53. The Howling *

October 24

October 25
54. Gojira
55. King Kong (1933) *

October 26
56. Alien (W/ Commentary)
57. Aliens (W/ Commentary)

October 27
58. Eyes without a Face *
59. Deep Star Six *

October 28

October 29
60. Monster House *

October 30
61. Bram Stoker’s Dracula *
62. From Dusk Till Dawn *
63. Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) *

October 31
64. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
64 3/4. The Walking Dead 1.1 – Days Gone Bye *

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - Le Manoir du Diable (The House of the Devil)
--- 1900 - Les quatre cents farces du diable (The 400 Tricks of the Devil)
--- 1910 - Frankenstein
--- 1920 - Phantom of the Opera
--- 1930 - White Zombie
--- 1940 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
--- 1950 - Creature from the Black Lagoon
--- 1960 - The Brain That Wouldn't Die
--- 1970 - The Legend of Hell House
--- 1980 - High Spirits
--- 1990 - Bram Stoker's Dracula
--- 2000 - Club Dread
--- 2010 - Piranha 3D

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - White Zombie
--- G -
--- PG - Ernest Scared Stupid
--- PG-13 - Eight Legged Freaks
--- R - Contamination
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, Theater, The Exorcist.
--- Second format, DVD, The Vampire Bat.
--- Third format, Digital, The Mystery of the Wax Museum.

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - From Dusk till Dawn
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins - Fury of the Wolfman
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - The Howling
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - The Thing
--- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - The Terror
--- 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, Japanese, Gojira.
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - Bitten
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
--- Werewolf - The Wolfman (1941)
--- Mummy - BubbaHo-tep
--- Ghost/haunting - The Haunting (1963)
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Omen (1976)
--- Zombie - Video Dead
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - King Kong
--- Documentary -
--- Musical - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
--- Spoof/comedy - Haunted Honeymoon
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll - Demonic Toys
--- Killer/evil animal - Food of the Gods
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo - The New York Ripper
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - MST3K: Werewolf
--- film and its remake - The Fly (1958), The Fly (1986)
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West -
--- won an Academy Award -- Best Art Direction - Set Decoration - Sleepy Hollow
--- silent film - Maciste in Hell
--- Criterion version film - Eyes Without a Face
--- with commentary - Alien
--- film and at least two of its sequels - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness
--- anthology film - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
--- appears on video nasties list -
--- hosted by Elvira -
--- takes place on a holiday - My Bloody Valentine (1981)
--- takes place in space - Aliens
--- takes place on or under the sea - Deep Star Six
--- animated film - Monster House
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Giant Leeches
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - House of the Living Dead


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

October 1st:
The Silent Scream
The Howling

October 2nd:

October 3rd:
Anatomy (2000)
April Fool's Day (1986)

October 4th:
Otis : Unrated
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane

October 5th:
The Shattered Room

October 6th:
The Human Centipede

October 7th:
The Prowler
Halloween (2007)

October 9th:
Horror Of Dracula
Session 9
A Stranger Is Watching

October 10th:
Cabin Fever
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Man's Best Friend

October 11th:
Night Of The Demons (2009)
The Loved Ones

October 12th:
Eyes Of A Stranger
Stephen King's Cat's Eye

October 13th:
Friday The 13th Part III

October 14th:
American Psycho
Deadly Friend
The Stepfather
The Stepfather II

October 15th:
Creepshow 2

October 16th:

October 17th:
Halloween II (1981)

October 18th:
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II

October 19th:
Halloween III:Season Of The Witch

October 20th:
He Know's You're Alone

October 21st:
Halloween 4:The Return Of Michael Myers
The Dead Zone

October 22nd:
The Entity

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First time viewings are in orange.

Oct. 2

1: Octane (2003) [DVD] - while driving home, a mother and her teen daughter are targeted by a cult involved in several automobile "accidents". I was lucky to stumble across this little gem a few years back. It came on network TV late one night, quickly catching my interest with it's exceptionally shot visuals and moody score. This film has style to spare. Combining the road and conspiracy genres, it's an interesting watch throughout with many standout scenes and an intriguing aura of mystery. The sequences in the various truckstops make for the best scenes of the film, particularly those involving a sinister motivational speaker, though there's also fun to be had as certain characters party in a diesel's empty tanker trailer. The film only flounders somewhat with a weak conclusion, but overall, it's a hypnotic experience that I've rewatched several times.

Oct. 4

2: Bloodbeat (1985) [VHS] - a family's Christmas reunion gets off to a bad start when the son brings home his girlfriend, leading to an awkward feeling of deja-vu between her and the boy's psychic mother. Weird things begin happening, the weirdest of which happens to be the presence of a glowing samurai warrior who's murderous tendencies appear to be linked to the girlfriend's orgasms. Bloodbeat is one of the more bizarre films you could ever see. What we have here is a slasher shot in Wisconsin by a French director with a ghostly samurai as the killer. It's actually pretty effective for the first two-thirds of the running time, particularly a creepy home invasion and ensuing chase. Through some splendid editing, this sequence is interspersed with the girlfriend's writhing and upward-thrusting in bed. It's also undeniably cool seeing a samurai as the villain in a slasher. During the final third, however, the film veers off in an unsatisfying direction with over-the-top antics and ridiculous special effects. Disappointing, but not enough to ruin the film for me. Oh yeah, excessive overuse of violin chords too. I saw this one a long time ago, so long that I'm counting it as a first viewing.

Oct. 6

3: Shallow Grave (1987) [VHS] - four college girls are on their way to Ft. Lauderdale when they have a blowout that strands them on the side of a rural Georgia road. One of the girls needs to use the restroom, but with nothing in sight, she heads into the woods to do the deed. She wanders too far for her own good, as she winds up seeing a man murder his lover. One thing leads to another as the killer, who happens to be the local sheriff, looks to eliminate all witnesses. A long-time favorite and one of the more effective entries in the slasher subgenre. Acting is stronger than the norm, and the authentic southern atmosphere lends the film an added boost in flavor. Tony March is solid as the murderous sheriff. His mental slide from self-conflict to warped mania manages to unnerve. He also has the trust that being sheriff brings to a person, so the girls have virtually no one to help them. Now, I admittedly didn't care about most of these girls from the get-go. Only Carol Cadby as Patty is likable. She's far more grounded than the others, and it helps that she's quite stunning to boot. The remaining three girls are airheads with grating personalities. Color me surprised when somehow, as the film went on, I actually managed to warm up to Sue Ellen as well. This is important, as there needs to be some emotional weight for one to be invested in their attempts to get Deputy Tom Law to believe them. Immersed in rural, small town atmosphere and containing a real sense of futility, Shallow Grave is a winner.

Oct. 7

4: The Flying Serpent (1946) [DVD] - this disposable cheapie stars George Zucco as an archaeologist who discovers Montezuma's treasure and uses the Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl, to kill those he thinks might pose a threat to his secret fortune. This is basically a remake of The Devil Bat. In other words, nothing new. Nothing particularly memorable either, though Zucco does well enough in his role. The special effects for Quetzalcoatl were better than I expected, but they're still not very convincing. This is just your typical 40's flick with all the predictability and lousy attempts at humor you'd likely expect.

5: Sauna (2008) [DVD] - following the decades-long war between Russia and Sweden, a group of soldiers from both countries is assigned the task of defining a new border. Among this group are Eerik and Knut, two brothers who couldn't be more different. The former is a vicious soldier who has been fighting his entire life, while the latter is a civilized collegian who came along due to his expertise in crafting maps. On a scouting run separate from the rest of the group, the two encounter a farmer and his daughter. Bad things happen and the brothers rejoin the expedition the next morning, but what transpired at the farm leads to severe feelings of guilt for Knut. Continuing their trek across a barren swamp, the men eventually come across a mysterious town where no such place should exist. What's more, something seems very off with the inhabitants and with the sauna that stands just outside of the village's reach. Sauna is a picture that festered in my mind for a good while after my initial viewing last December. I didn't know what to expect going in, but I came out thinking that this was one of the most intriguing horror films I had seen in years. The film boasts a strong period setting and some effectively unsettling moments (all about that first time Knut catches a glimpse of a figure across the swamp) set against a mood of pure despair. The acting is resoundingly strong across the board, most notably that of Ville Virtanen as the bloodthirsty Eerik. His character is that of a murderous sociopath who has never known anything but war, yet Virtanen instills the part with a certain sense of empathy and regret underneath the seething hatred. I'm still not sure that I fully understand everything that goes on in the film, but half of the fun is speculating. There are numerous layers here to keep your mind busy with interpretation. All in all, a fascinating film that is rewarding in more ways than I can count.

Oct. 8

6: New Year's Evil (1980) [Netflix streaming] - a rock show host dubbed Blaze gets threatening phone calls during her New Year's Eve gig. The caller informs her that he'll murder a different person each time the clock strikes midnight in one of the four continental U.S. timezones, and odds are that she'll be his final victim. One of the few slashers to have eluded me over the years, it was nice to finally scratch this off the list. It's far from a top-tier effort in the subgenre, however. The killer, played by Kip Niven, isn't the least bit threatening. He only dons a mask towards the end of the film, so he doesn't have that to fall back on either. Also, too many scenes of dancing punk rockers and shitty music for my taste. There are some quality stalk and slash sequences. Most notable is one victim's unpleasant surprise in a garbage dumpster. We also get a hefty helping of cheese, mainly from the killer himself and Blaze's dopey son. The bit with the former dealing with angry bikers at a drive-in is gold. Overall, I was entertained, but it's not exactly good.

Oct. 10

7: Satan's School for Girls (1973) [Youtube] - following her sister's mysterious suicide, a young woman enrolls herself in the girl's college she was attending to investigate what really happened. This 70's telefilm can sort of be looked at as an earlier, far less extravagant version of Suspiria. After a strong opening, emphasis is firmly placed on the investigation aspect. We get a good cast, as was often the case in these old TV efforts. Pamela Franklin, so good in And Soon the Darkness and Legend of Hell House, plays the lead role of investigating sibling. Also present is the lovely Kate Jackson, as well as Cheryl Ladd under a different name. There are some good moments here, but a few too many scenes of exploring dark corridors slow the film considerably. The ending is predictable, but I suppose that's to be expected given the title. It's worth a look, but don't expect one of the better TV horrors.

Oct. 11

8: Catacombs (1988) [Netflix streaming] - taken off the shelf and retitled Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice, this was actually made before the second and third entries in the unrelated series. This one deals with a possessed man who was sealed in the walls of an old monastery 400 years ago. Fast-forward to the present and a young teacher's arrival to the monastery somehow frees the demon from it's prison. I'm a fan of the other three film in the Curse "series", and while I enjoyed this one to an extent, it's easily the weakest of the four. The film boasts an exciting opening sequence, but things get bogged down when we move to the present. Of the cast, Laura Schaefer is certainly attractive, but the only good performance here is that of Jeremy West as the strict Brother Marinus. Atmosphere is also solid, Pino Donaggio contributes a typically good score and there's a really effective bit with a possessed statue towards the end. This scene alone is worth seeing the film for. On the other hand, the film would benefit from a different actor in the hero role. The guy they chose annoyed me, and so did the bedridden priest who goes on and on about nonsense. His character should've been omitted entirely. I also can't believe that an obvious continuity error was allowed to remain during the scene where Schaefer walks in on the monks having dinner. A mixed bag.

9: Panga (1991) [Netflix streaming] - an American bride's sister is visiting her and her sugar plantation owning husband in South Africa. While out one afternoon, the sister disrupts a native tribe's voodoo ceremony in an attempt to keep them from sacrificing a goat. As a result, a witch doctor puts a curse on them. It isn't long before a demon from the sea is stalking the family and anyone else they know. Originally titled Panga, this is also known as Curse III: Blood Sacrifice. I caught this on MGM-HD last October, but couldn't resist making a Curse double-feature when I saw it available for streaming. I actually enjoyed it even more this time around, perhaps because I wasn't so tired. I also have to say that while I found Jenilee Harrison quite attractive last time, I was really taken aback by how stunning she is during this re-watch. The African locations make for nice eye candy and we get Christopher Lee in a secondary role as a doctor who may be involved in the killings. The score for this film is rather odd, but you can't deny that it's catchy. It was stuck in my head for a good day afterward. Speaking of odd, there's a neat sequence where a character is burned alive after he's caught spying on the main characters from a sugar cane field. You would have to see the scene to realize how bizarre it really is.

Oct. 13

10: Doppelganger (1993) [VHS] - what the hell? Really odd film with Drew Barrymore playing a woman who believes her doppelganger is going around wreaking havoc. This is one nonsensical movie. The climax makes no sense.
I mean, half the characters we meet are all the same guy wearing masks? And then there's the big split... Yeah. I have no idea if there actually was a doppelganger or what, and if there wasn't, did the crazy guy with the masks screw Barrymore's roommate on the kitchen floor? How would that work?
Now, I'm not going to say I hated this. I was very entertained just witnessing all the weirdness, stupidity and laughable dialogue unfold. It was almost surreal at times. Also, the scene where the roommate is accosted by the supposed FBI agent is one of the funniest scenes I've seen in a long, long time. I was laughing out loud at how awful an actor Dan Shor was. Anyway, I'm not sure what they were thinking, but it sure was amusing. I'd watch this again over all the other crap Barrymore has been in. Those Adam Sandler flicks? Ugh!

Oct. 15

11: Lost Things (2003) [DVD] - four teens head to a secluded beach for a fun weekend, but the trip turns into a nightmare. This unknown Australian gem is seriously eerie throughout. Like Long Weekend before it, this film milks it's lonely beach setting to create a genuinely unsettling atmosphere. The storyline isn't exactly original, nor is the ending hard to pick up on, but the film goes about things in it's own unique way and winds up being an oppressive, enigmatic experience despite mining familiar territory. Most intriguing were the bizarre time anomalies and the question of what the beach, complete with rods sticking up out of the sand, truly is. Adding to the mood is an otherworldly score that again reminded me of Long Weekend, more specifically the cries of the sea cow. The score here sounds strikingly similar. The journey to the film's conclusion, where the double entendre of the title becomes apparent, is a compelling one. Some may be let down in the end, but there's enough going on even after the revelation for me to feel otherwise.

Oct. 17

12: Something Evil (1972) [Youtube] - a married couple and their two children move into an old country estate in rural Pennsylvania. The father spends most of his time working in NYC, but his wife stays home tending to the kids and coming up with various art designs. It isn't long before she's plagued by bizarre happenings, and while her husband is disbelieving, she comes to the conclusion that a devil is haunting the estate. This TV movie was Steven Spielberg's follow-up to Duel. While nowhere near that film's level, it is a reasonably effective little haunting yarn. The late Sandy Dennis carries the picture with her frantic, on edge performance. Ralph Bellamy of Rosemary's Baby is on the right side of the occult this time as a friendly neighbor who supplies Dennis with info on devils and protection from evil. The haunting is predominately low-key, though it occasionally moves into more pronounced territory when attacking others and even causing a fatal car accident. The creepiest scenes involve the sounds of a baby crying in the still country night and Dennis desperately trying to find out where the cries are emenating from. What she eventually finds makes for a rather disturbing visual. As a whole, there's nothing particularly remarkable here, but it all works just fine.

Oct. 18

13: Blood and Lace (1971) [Netflix streaming] - after her whore of a mother is murdered by a hammer-wielding nutjob, teen Ellie Masters is sent to live at the rural Deere Orphanage. She immediately begins plotting her getaway, as she wishes to track down the father she never knew. What she doesn't realize is that Mrs. Deere and her handyman, Tom Kredge, won't let anyone leave under any circumstances. If it comes down to murder, so be it. As she deals with this sadistic twosome, Ellie also realizes that she's being stalked by a masked creep with a claw hammer. Often referred to as the sickest PG film ever, I had wanted to see this for years. When I finally happened upon a tape, I was disappointed when I quickly came to the realization that it was a cut print. The opening hammer murder wasn't as explicit as I'd heard, and the scene where Bunch seduces Walter in the barn was really chopped up. Thankfully, not only does this print on Netflix look incredible, but it's also fully intact. This is such a great, truly warped little nasty. The twists just keep on coming, getting sicker and more twisted as the film goes on. The ending is a real kick in the balls. Gloria Grahame and Len Lesser own the film as the pair of crazies who will get those welfare checks at any cost. Melody Patterson is an arrogant bitch as Ellie, so I never felt much remorse for her. Blood and Lace is pure, untarnished nihilism on film. There's nary a sympathetic character in sight as the sleaze and melodrama run rampant. One also has to wonder if Wes Craven was inspired by this film's masked freak when he came up with the look of Freddy. The only thing I don't care for here is the music. It's overwrought in several places where something more subdued would have added to the overall effect.

14: The Initiation of Sarah (1978) [Netflix streaming] - timid Sarah and her popular stepsister, Patty, are pledging sororities at their new college. Patty gets into the most celebrated sorority on campus, but Sarah is only accepted by the least prominent. It doesn't help that Patty's new sorority sisters are elitist scum who do all that they can to make Sarah and her sorority mates miserable. Sarah has a power, though, which takes hold when she's angry. Her shady housemother, Ms. Hunter, is intent on helping her harness the power to use against their rival sorority. I actually like this made for TV Carrie cash-in more than De Palma's horror classic. A large part of that is due to the likability of Kay Lenz in the titular role and the connection I feel to her. I also love the storyline centered around sororities, hazing and campus rivalry. Throw in Shelley Winters as Ms. Hunter, who views her sorority as more of a cult, Morgan Fairchild as the queen bitch and Mia Farrow's sister, Tisa, and you've got quite the cast. Honestly, this doesn't even feel like a TV film. It had been a while since my last viewing, but as I sat watching my Netflix stream, I was taken with how it never once struck me as something made for television. There was even an absence of the typical fadeouts for commercials. This is much more than just a Carrie copycat. The characters have real depth, there's a solid message about one's own self-image, the lush photography is terrific and the story leaning towards the occult makes for a unique take. I do love De Palma's film, but I also love that it inspired something like this. The Spell, on the other hand, not so much.

15: The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) [Netflix streaming] - finally caught up to this after wanting to see it for years. I would have seen it much sooner had the DVD not been OOP. During the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the Grand Inquisitor, Torquemada, rules with an iron fist. If he accuses someone of being in league with the devil, they're tortured and often burned alive. A baker's wife soon falls victim to such an accusation when she stupidly interrupts the whipping of a young boy. The baker tries to free her as Torquemada begins having feelings for the woman he declared a witch. Stuart Gordon's take on the Edgar Allen Poe tale is sick fun. Lance Henriksen gives a commanding performance as Torquemada. He absolutely rules the film much like his character rules Toledo. Jeffrey Combs and Oliver Reed are also on hand in smaller roles. The opening sequence is the film's best. Things sorta' die down after that, never quite reaching that kind of off the wall energy again, but it's still an enjoyable effort overall. The ending is nothing special.

Oct. 21

16: The Redeemer (1978) [DVD] - this interesting curiosity happens to be one of my absolute favorite slasher films. In fact, only 1974's Black Christmas (which is also my favorite horror film in general) beats it. Released mere months before Carpenter's Halloween would kick-start the genre, it's an extremely eerie picture. There's a sense of the foreboding here that is more prevalent than in most horror films I've seen, let alone slashers. For the uninitiated, it's about a mysterious morality killer who tricks a group of "undesirables" into attending a fake high school reunion, only to pick them off once they get there. If you think this sounds a bit like Slaughter High, you'd be right. This came first, and it's religious subtext alone makes it far more intriguing. The six so-called degenerates include a lawyer, a gay actor, a lesbian, a rich snob, a cute girl who takes pride in her appearance, and a cocky former football jock with gluttonous tendencies. The Redeemer himself comes off as a little over the top at times (the scene in the auditorium for instance), but this actually works in the character's favor, as it really makes him seem like an absolute lunatic. Indeed, the Redeemer is a very creepy individual. Throughout the film, he dons many different costumes (as the Terror Train killer did a few years later), each one representing an aspect of each victim's life. These costumes can be unsettling, and they really add to the film's effectiveness. Perhaps the creepiest scene in the entire movie is when the lesbian is yelling for a man to let them out of the school, and that man turns out to be the Redeemer dressed up as the Grim Reaper. He proceeds to pound on the bars with his scythe, toying with her. This is a bleak, dread-inducing slasher that never has been regarded all that highly. Personally, I think it's easily one of the best films of it's kind. Too bad the DVD transfer is of such poor, choppy quality that it makes the film come off as being more disjointed than it actually is.

17: Paranormal Activity 2 [Cleburne Cinemark 6] - a sequel to the outstanding Paranormal Activity certainly wasn't needed, and upon first hearing about it, I wasn't even sure if I'd see it. Well, I was clearly unable to resist the temptation. Taking place before, during and after the events of Oren Peli's original, this one follows Katie's sister, Kristi, and her family being tormented by the same demon that was after Katie and Micah in the first. Despite what many reviews are saying, definitely not as good as the first one. Now, there are some effective scenes which I won't spoil here. However, what they try to do here creates plot holes within the first film, and I didn't care for where this one tried taking the story of the first either. There are also far too many jump scares this time around. That said, looking at this one as strictly non-canon, it's solid enough. Still, the only thing this has over the first is Katie in a bikini... Wow!

Oct. 23

18: Wrong Turn (2003) [Fox 4 DFW] - a group of twenty-somethings are hunted by deformed hillbillies after a wreck strands them on a rural West Virginia road. I hadn't watched this one in many years despite the DVD being in my collection. I did, however, see the awful sequel a while back and ignored the third. This wasn't as entertaining as I remembered, but it's still decent enough. The locations and the lovely Emmanuelle Chriqui are the main draws. The carnage on display is typical, but fun.

Oct. 25

19: Jaws of Satan (1981) [Netflix streaming] - cheeseball flick in which the devil takes the form of a king cobra and begins stalking a priest. During the second snake attack, there's clearly a pane of glass between the serpent and it's victim. The relationship between the lead girl and her snake expert love interest is laughable, and neither of them can act worth a lick. At one point, the former is trapped on her bed by a large snake. She calls the snake expert, who is at a motel down the road, and he gets there to help her before the snake does anything despite having lots of time. We also get a young Christina Applegate, who was quite the ugly kid.

20: Monster Dog (1984) [Netflix streaming] - speaking of cheeseball, we also have this little movie from the director of Troll 2. Alice Cooper stars as a rock star who takes his crew back to the old castle he grew up in for the shooting of a music video. Unfortunately for the group, someone among them appears to be some sort of monster dog. This is all over the map with several bits of unintentional humor. The dubbing, for one, is quite amusing. So is the opening music video, and don't even get me started on the posse that shows up midway through or the ridiculous dream sequence that goes for much too long. On the upside, we do get a fair helping of gore, the castle is a fun setting and there are plenty of dogs on display. What can I say? I'm a dog lover.

21: Dark Tower (1987) [Netflix streaming] - a newly built office building in Spain is plagued by a series of fatal accidents seemingly caused by a murderous presence. Freddie Francis was the original director on this film, but problems led to Shock Waves director, Ken Weiderhorn, taking over. Neither took credit for the film, but it's not bad. Michael Moriarty stars as a company man investigating the deaths and Jenny Agutter is on hand as the building's chief architect. The most entertaining character is that of a paranormal investigator who Moriarty contacts midway through. The big reveal behind the haunting is predictable, and the climax feels like it would be more at home in a Tales from the Crypt episode. The story doesn't have a lot of meat to it.

Oct. 28

22: Community "Epidemiology 101" (2010) [NBC 5] {WILDCARD} - the college Halloween party is overtaken by zombies. I love this show, and this was one of the best episodes yet. I can't believe they actually had zombies in the show and kept it as canon rather than a one-off episode like so many other shows do for such specials. Too cool!

Oct. 31

23: The Pyx (1973) [DVD] - Karen Black plays a hooker who gets thrown from the roof of a building, and Christopher Plummer is the detective who must uncover who was behind it. This Canadian gem is criminally overlooked. It starts with Black's fall and then goes back and forth between her life leading up to it and Plummer's investigation. Both stories are intriguing, and the combination of the two gives the film a mournful atmosphere. The sense of regret and overall sadness is predominant throughout, never letting up. Even after the credits roll, the feeling remains. It's a hard-hitting piece of work. Is it graphic? Not really. It garners it's power from mood and character. Black has rarely been better than she is here, and Plummer also excels, especially in his final scene. The mystery at the core of the film comes to a most satisfying conclusion, the scene detailing Black's fate being the best of the picture. Well, it and the concluding scene are both fantastic. The film's alternate title spoils the mystery.

24: Lisa (1990) [Netflix streaming] - Lisa (Staci Keanan) is 14 and boy-crazy, but her overprotective single mother refuses to let her date until she turns 16. While out getting groceries one night, Lisa literally runs into Richard and instantly develops a crush on the much older man. She uses sneaky tactics to get his phone number and begins calling him repeatedly, engaging in seductive conversations without revealing her identity. What Lisa doesn't know is that Richard is a serial killer who was leaving the scene of his latest crime when she bumped into him. Director Gary Sherman's output has always been largely ignored. Even Dead & Buried, which is one of my absolute favorite horror films, wasn't widely known for the longest time. The film contains some strong performances. Staci Keanan carries the picture. She is infinitely charming with a quick wit and my kind of quirkiness. Cheryl Ladd is well-cast as Katherine, and her chemistry with Keanan is palpable. Short of casting Jordan Ladd herself in the titular role, I don't think we could have seen a more believable mother and daughter pairing. D.W. Moffet makes for an interesting maniac. Rich and suave, he could easily get women, but he would rather slaughter them. Dubbed the "Candlelight Killer" by the press, he leaves messages on his victims' answering machines warning them of what he's about to do before he does it. We get some solid suspense here, particularly during a scene where Lisa finds herself stuck in Richard's vehicle. It's made worse by the fact that she doesn't know just how bad it would be if he found her. The film's climax is also tense and surprisingly violent. We also get an amusing bit, be it intentional or unintentional, where Richard uses Katherine to head-butt her own daughter. I will say that the film falters a bit towards the end, mainly due to a poor decision made by one of the characters. This in turn makes for a predictable finale. I also thought that the look of the film wasn't as impressive as it could have been, especially taking into account the eerie, fog-drenched photography of "Dead & Buried". Joe Renzetti's score sort of made up for the generic look, being moody whereas the atmosphere wasn't. In the end, this is a worthwhile effort thanks in large part to the performances on display. It's a well-acted film, and the suspense benefits as a result.

25: Spellcaster (1992) [Netflix streaming] - a group of people win a trip to a castle where they'll be filmed as they search for a million dollar check. Once there, they begin falling victim to various creatures conjured up by the castle's owner. This is another film that wasn't as fun as I remembered. There's not much to it, and a few bits don't make sense in hindsight. It's still an enjoyable effort, though. The John Carl Buechler creature effects are solid, and the female half of the cast is made up of some pretty attractive women, not the least of which is a young Gail O'Grady.

26: Puppet Master II (1990) [Netflix streaming] - the puppets resurrect Toulon and target the paranormal researchers who have set up shop in the Bodega Bay hotel. There's also a new puppet, the flame-throwing Torch. These films are nothing great, but the first five are plenty fun. After the fifth, they go to pure shit. This one holds a special place in my heart since Torch is my favorite of the puppets. He sees a fair amount of action here, even frying an unruly kid at one point. The nods to The Invisible Man with the Toulon character are nice, and one of my favorite horror girls, Charlie Spradling, stars as one of the researchers. That said, the relationship between the two leads is a joke. They fall for each other in less than a day. We also get a really stupid ending.

27: The Evictors (1979) [Netflix streaming] - a couple moves into a new house, but they are soon menaced by a prowler who keeps showing up. Charles B. Pierce, the man behind The Town that Dreaded Sundown and The Legend of Boggy Creek, directed this outstanding mood piece. Jessica Harper and Michael Parks play the married couple, and both are superb. It was great seeing the lovely Harper in another horror film. Vic Morrow is the real estate agent who sales them the house. He's fine, though his role isn't the largest despite his top billing. The slow-burning pace works brilliantly here. The 40's atmosphere and impact of World War II are also well-realized. Some effective sepia-toned flashbacks further the mood, as do the hushed nature of the townspeople in regard to the house's history and the lovely scope photography. There's one aspect of the story that was easily predicted by me, but others not so much. This is one of the true unsung gems of the 70's. I'm glad that I picked such a winner to end the challenge with. Easily my favorite first time viewing of October, and my favorite in quite a good while, too. The thought of this either not getting a release or being relegated to shitty MOD DVD-R disgusts me to the core.


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October 29
1. Zombieland (2009)

October 31
2. Halloween (1978)

That's it. All I had time for. October is never a good month for me.

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October 2nd
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The October 2010 "Have You Got The Crazy?" Horror Challenge

October 1st

1. Supernatural: It's A Terrible Life, Season 4.17 BD
Supernatural: The Monster at the End of This Book, Season 4.18 BD
2. Hatchet (2006) BD
3. Venom (2005)

October 2nd

4. City of the Living Dead (1980) ☼
5. White Zombie (1932)

October 3rd

6. Friday the 13th V: A New Beginning (1985)
7. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
8. My Bloody Valentine (1981) BD

October 4th

9. The Kiss (1988) ☼
10. Frozen (2010) BD
11. The Skeleton Key (2005) BD
12. The Witch's Mirror (1962)

October 5th

13. Cat People (1942)

October 6th

14. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
15. The Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

October 7th

16. Ghost Ship (2002) BD
17. Sorority House Massacre II (1990)

October 8th

18. Supernatural: Jump the Shark, Season 4.19 BD
Supernatural: The Rapture, Season 4.20 BD
19. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) BD

October 9th

20. Sharktopus (2010) HD TV
21. The Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)

October 10th

22. Hellraiser (1987) BD

October 12th

23. The Monster Squad (1987) BD
24. Night of the Creeps (1986) BD

October 13th

25. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
26. The Mummy's Ghost (1944) ☼

October 14th

27. Trick or Treat (1986)
28. Twice Dead (1988) ☼

October 15th

29. Paranormal Activity (2007) BD
30. Candyman (1992) HD TV

October 16th

31. The Haunting of Sorority Row (2007) ☼

October 17th

32. Ghost Hunters: A Shot in the Dark, Season 6.14 HD TV
Ghost Hunters: Signals from the Past, Season 6.15 HD TV
33. The Thaw (2009) BD
34. See No Evil (2006) HD TV

October 18th

35. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) BD
36. Dance of the Dead (2008)

October 20th

37. Scarecrows (1988)

October 21st

38. Dead Snow (2009) BD

October 22nd

39. Suck (2009) BD
40. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) BD

October 23rd

41. Supernatural: When the Levee Breaks, Season 4.21 BD
Supernatural: Lucifer Rising, Season 4.22 BD
42. 976-Evil II (1992)
43. Brainscan (1994)

October 24th

44. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) BD
45. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) BD

October 26th

46. Slashers (2001)
47. The Dead Hate the Living! (2000)

October 27th

48. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) ☼ eh....

October 28th

49. Dolls (1987)
50. Demonic Toys (1992)

October 29th

51. Let the Right One In (2008) BD
52. Ghost Adventures: Return to Bobby Mackey's Music World, Season 4.3 HD TV
Paranormal State: The Death Room, Season 5.1 HD TV
Paranormal State: Spirits of the Slave Dungeon, Season 5.3 HD TV

October 30th

53. Carnival of Souls (1962)
54. Dead Like Me: Haunted, Episode 2.15
Ghost Hunters: The Chopping Block, Season 6.19 HD TV
55. Halloween (1978) BD
56. Psycho (1960) BD
57. The Fog (1980)
58. The Wolf Man (1941)

October 31st

59. Monster House (2006) BD
60. Quarantine (2008) BD
61. Night of the Demons (1988)
62. Trick 'r Treat (2007) BD
63. Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Goal: 70

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I'll be doing another 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days video review series this year. How this'll work: The most recent review will be displayed, while previous reviews are embedded under spoiler tags so this post doesn't get unruly.

You can find the 2008 series (most of which aren't that good) here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...D100F839711713
And the 2009 series (which totally rocks) here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...43227F90F7C4AD



OCTOBER 1 | BLACULA (1972) | 3.5 stars


OCTOBER 2 | NIGHT OF THE LEPUS (1972) | 1.5 stars


OCTOBER 3 | ALONE IN THE DARK (1982) | 4.0 stars


OCTOBER 4 | PIRANHA (1978) | 4.0 stars


OCTOBER 5 | THE CRAZIES (2010) | 4.5 stars


OCTOBER 6 | PIRANHA 2 THE SPAWNING (1981) | 1.0 stars


OCTOBER 7 | NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) | 3.5 stars


OCTOBER 8 | GHOULIES GO TO COLLEGE (1991) | 2.0 stars


OCTOBER 9 | PIRANHA (1995) | 1.0 stars


OCTOBER 10 | GAMEBOX 1.0 (2004) | 3.0 stars


OCTOBER 11 | SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973) | 4.0 stars


OCTOBER 12 | DEADTIME STORIES (1986) | 2.0 stars


OCTOBER 13 | DINOCROC (2004) | 3.0 stars


OCTOBER 14 | GHOULIES IV (1994) | 1.5 stars




OCTOBER 16 | CRITTERS (1986) | 4.0 stars
OCTOBER 17 | CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE (1988) | 2.5 stars


OCTOBER 18 | DRACULA (1979) | 3.5 stars


OCTOBER 19 | FRANKENFISH (2004) | 3.5 stars


OCTOBER 20 | KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS (1977) | 2.5 stars


OCTOBER 21 | CHEERLEADER CAMP (1988) | 1.0 stars


OCTOBER 22 | THE HORROR AT 37,000 FEET (1973) | 2.0 stars


OCTOBER 23 | OLD DRACULA (1974) | 1.0 stars
OCTOBER 24 | LOVE AT FIRST BITE (1979) | 4.5 stars


OCTOBER 25 | CRITTERS 3 (1991) | 1.5 stars


OCTOBER 26 | TRICK OR TREAT (1986) | 4.0 stars


OCTOBER 27 | THE FREAKMAKER aka THE MUTATIONS (1974) | 2.5 stars


OCTOBER 28 | GRIM PRAIRIE TALES (1990) | 2.0 stars


OCTOBER 29 | BLOOD SURF (2000) | 1.5 stars


OCTOBER 30 | POLTERGEIST (1982) | 5.0 stars (no video review)
OCTOBER 30 | EVENT HORIZON (1997) | 5.0 stars (no video review)
OCTOBER 30 | MUNCHIES (1987) | 1.0 stars


OCTOBER 31 | SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) | 4.0 stars (no video review)
OCTOBER 31 | DEAD SET (TV-2008) | 3.5 stars (no video review)
OCTOBER 31 - SEASON FINALE | SHARKTOPUS (2010) | 0.5 stars

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Goal - I always want to get in 100 (and nearly doubled that last year), but realistically this year I'm just going for 1 a day.

October 1
1. Stan Helsing*
2. Pick Me Up*
3. Diary of the Dead
4. Survival of the Dead*

October 2
5. A Perfect Getaway*
6. The Hanging Woman*
7. This Stuff'll Kill Ya*
8. The Kingdom of the Spiders*
9. Zombiemania

October 3
10. Vampyres*
11. Uncle Sam*

October 4
12. Tremors
13. Never Sleep Again*
14. Strip Nude for Your Killer

October 5
15. Bad Biology*
16. 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams*

October 6
17. The Stepfather*
18. The Stepfather 2*
19. The Stepfather (remake)*

October 7

October 8
20. Let's Kill Uncle*

October 9

October 10

October 11
21. Transylmania*
22. Corridors of Blood*
23. The Haunted Strangler*
24. Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
25. Dance of the Dead

October 12
26. Planet Terror
27. Death Proof
28. Nightmare on Elm Street
29. Nightmare on Elm Street 2
30. Nightmare on Elm Street 3

October 13
31. Nightmare on Elm Street 4
32. Nightmare on Elm Street 5

October 14
33. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
34. New Nightmare

October 15

October 16
35. Smash Cut*
36. The Thing from Another World*
37. The Thing
38. SHORT FILMS Vol. 1 - 94min
  • Sister Lulu*, 5min - Small Gauge Trauma DVD
  • Miss Greeny*, 30sec - Small Gauge Trauma DVD
  • Tea Break*, 7min - Small Gauge Trauma DVD
  • Love From Mother Only*,21min - Small Gauge Trauma DVD
  • Chambre Jaune*, 8min - Small Gauge Trauma DVD
  • Flat-N-Fluffy*, 7min - Small Guage Trauma DVD
  • The Haunted Curiosity Shop, 3min - YouTube
  • Le songe d'un garçon de café*, 1.5min - YouTube
  • I'll See You in My Dreams*, 20min - Small Gauge Trauma DVD
  • Le diable au convent*, 3min - YouTube
  • Road to Frightfest 1, pt 1*, 9min - YouTube
  • Burying the Ex*, 16min, MiniMovie.com
39. Sorority House Massacre

October 17
40. Sorority House Massacre 2
41. Cat's Eye*
42. Silver Bullet
43. Ghoulies*
44. Ghoulies 2*
45. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
46. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
47. Friday the 13th
48. Friday the 13th Part 2

October 18

49. Friday the 13th Part 3
50. Friday the 13th Part 4
51. Black Devil Doll*
52. Fantastic Flesh

October 19
53. Friday the 13th Part 5
54. Friday the 13th Part 6
55. From Dusk Till Dawn

October 20
56. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
57. Friday the 13th Part 7
58. Friday the 13th Part 8
59. Jason Goes to Hell
60. Scream Awards*
61. Full Tilt Boogie

October 21
62. Jason X

October 22
63. Freddy vs Jason

October 23
64. Bloodsucking Cinema*
65. Something to Scream About*
66. Night of the Comet
67.I Sell the Dead*
68. Contamination*
69. Maniac
70. Frankenstein
71. Bride of Frankenstein
72. Killer Klowns from Outer Space*

October 24
73. Galaxy of Terror
74. People Under the Stairs
75. Rock'n'Roll Nightmare
76. TV Vol. One
  • The Office: Halloween
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XI
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XII
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XIII
77. The Prowler
78. Flesh for Frankenstein*
79. Blood for Dracula*

October 25
80. Soultaker: MST3K*
81. Chocolate
82. Imprint
83. Scream 2

October 26
84. City of the Living Dead

October 27
85. The Gate
86. Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre*
87. Teen Wolf

October 28

October 29
88. The Toxic Avenger
89. mystery movie I can't mention because it was a screener for a film fest and I signed a non-disclosure*
90. Assault! Jack the Ripper*

October 30

October 31
91. Jennifer
92. Pro-Life
93. Re-Animator
94. TV Vol 2 - Treehouse of Horror 1, The Walking Dead 101*
95. TV Vol 3 - The Walking Dead 102*, Treehouse of Horror 2, Treehouse of Horror 3
96. Slumber Party Massacre 3*
97. Dead Alive
98. Wildcard 1 - Freaks and Geeks: Tricks or Treats
99. Monster Squad
100. Creepshow

I'll be tweeting a lot about this challenge at @MultipleManiacs and writing some reviews at my rarely updated since last october blog Multiple Maniacs

* denotes first time viewing
Red is for theatre
Green is online
Blue for Blu-ray
Yellow is on TV
Black is DVD

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - Le diable au convent
--- 1900 - The Haunted Curiosity Shop
--- 1910 - Le songe d'un garçon de café
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 - Frankenstein
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 - Corridors of Blood
--- 1960 - Let's Kill Uncle
--- 1970 - This Stuff'll Kill Ya
--- 1980 - The Stepfather 2
--- 1990 - Sorority House Massacre 2
--- 2000 - Incident on and Off a Mountain Road
--- 2010 - Survival of the Dead

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
--- PG - Bride of Frankenstein
--- PG-13 - Tremors
--- R - Planet Terror
--- NC-17 -
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - Vampyres
--- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Pick Me Up

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
--- First format, Blu Ray, Dance of the Dead.
--- Second format, DVD, Nightmare on Elm Street 4.
--- Third format, Online, Bloodsucking Cinema.

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - (insert film title here)
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - Never Sleep Again
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins - The Hanging Woman
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Smash Cut
--- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
--- Dick Miller -or- David Warner -
--- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Flesh for Frankenstein
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif -
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Something to Scream About

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language, Portuguese, Love From Mother Only.
--- Second language, Japanese, Attack! Jack the Ripper

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
--- Vampire - Transylmania
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
--- Werewolf - Silver Bullet
--- Mummy - Monster Squad
--- Ghost/haunting - The Haunted Curiosity Shop
--- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Ghoulies
--- Zombie - Diary of the Dead
--- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Perfect Getaway
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - The Thing
--- Documentary - Zombiemania
--- Musical -
--- Spoof/comedy - Stan Helsing
--- Revenge - Death Proof
--- Killer/evil doll - Black Devil Doll
--- Killer/evil animal - Kingdom of the Spiders
--- Killer/evil child - Dead Alive
--- Giallo - Strip Nude for Your Killer
--- J horror - Attack! Jack the Ripper
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Soultaker
--- film and its remake - The Stepfather
--- based on a novel - Cat's Eye
--- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - Bad Biology
--- won an Academy Award -
--- silent film - Le songe d'un garçon de café
--- Criterion version film - The Haunted Strangler
--- with commentary - Freddy vs Jason
--- film and at least two of its sequels - Nightmare on Elm Street 1-3
--- anthology film - Cat's Eye
--- appears on video nasties list - Contamination
--- hosted by Elvira - Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
--- takes place on a holiday - Uncle Sam
--- takes place in space - Jason X
--- takes place on or under the sea - Friday the 13th Part 8
--- animated film - Flat-N-Fluffy
--- called "Day of ..." -
--- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Comet
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - City of the Living Dead

running tv/short count
Fear Clinic Episode 1, 7min
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror 11 and 12
The Office: Halloween

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☼ denotes first time viewing.

01. The Fog
02. Dracula (lugosi)
03. Club Dread
04. Blood: The Last Vampire (live action) ☼
05. The Lost Boys
06. The Lost Boys: The Tribe
07. Little Monsters
08. The Thing
09. In the Mouth of Madness
10. Chopping Mall
11. The Corpse Bride
12. The New York Ripper ☼
13. Phantasm
14. Phantasm II
15. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
16. Phantasm: oblIVion
17. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto ☼
18. Bubba Ho-Tep
19. The Wizard of Gore
20. Sleepy Hollow
21. Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue: The Evolution of American Horror ☼
22. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter
23. HalloweeN ('78 Theatrical screening)
24. HalloweeN II
25. Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers
26. Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers
27. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
28. Halloween 6 - The Producer's Cut
29. Cujo ☼
30. Sometimes They Come Back
31. Leviathan ☼
32. Orca
33. Return of the Living Dead
34. Returns of the Living Dead II ☼
35. Let the Right One In
36. Strangeland
37. 28 Days Later
38. Re-Animator
39. Ghostbusters
40. Ghostbusters 2
41. The Evil Dead
42. The Neighbor ☼
43. The Wolfman ('35)
44. Dead Snow
45. Creature from the Black Lagoon
46. Revenge of the Creature
47. The Creature Walks Among Us
48. The People Under the Stairs
49. Zombieland
50. The Last Winter ☼
51. Freaks ☼
52. The Tram ☼
53. [rec]
54. [rec]2
55. Drag Me to Hell
56. The Human Centipede ☼
57. Halloween (2007)
58 Halloween II (DC) ☼
59. South Park: Spooky Fish, Pink Eye, and Night of the Living Homeless
60. Ginger Snaps
61. Dog Soldiers
62. The Invisible Man
63. Sleepaway Camp
64. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers
65. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
66. Return to Sleepaway Camp ☼
67. MOH: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road + Jenifer
68. Night of the Living Dead
69. Dawn of the Dead (European cut) ☼
70. Day of the Dead
71. Land of the Dead
72. Diary of the Dead ☼
73. Survival of the Dead ☼
74. The Ghost and Mr Chicken
75. Vampire Hunter D
76. Eye Witness ☼
77. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (theatrical screening)
78. The Evil Dead II (theatrical screening)
79. Army of Darkness
80. Near Dark
81. Trick 'r Treat
82. My Bloody Valentine ('81)
83. Hatchet ☼
84. Idle Hands
85. Shaun of the Dad
86. From Beyond
87. Deep Red
88. Black Christmas
89. Hellraiser
90. Hellbound: Hellraiser II
91. Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
92. Hellraiser: Bloodlines
93. Hellraiser: Inferno
94. Hellraiser: Hellseeker
95. Hellraiser: Deader
96. Hellraiser: Hellworld
97. The Collector ☼
98. Feast
99. Shock Waves ☼
100. The Doll ☼
101. Suspiria
102. Inferno
103. Mother of Tears
104. Return of the Living Dead 3 ☼
105. Blood: The Last Vampire (animated) ☼
106. Troll 2
107. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein ☼
108. Judith ☼
109. HalloweeN III: Season of the Witch (theatrical screening)
110. Terror in the Aisles (theatrical screening) ☼
111. The Fly
112. The Omen ☼
113. Damien: The Omen II ☼
114. The Omen III: The Final Conflict ☼
115. A Bucket of Blood ☼
116. The Last Horror Movie ☼
117. The Call of Cthulhu ☼
118. Silent Night, Deadly Night
119. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
120. Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out ☼
121. Silent Night, Deadly Night 4:Initiation ☼
122. Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker ☼
123. The Grave Dancers ☼
124. The Bowery at Midnight ☼
125. The Exorcist
126. The Exorcist III
127. Death Bed: The Bed that Eats ☼
128. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days ☼
129. Zombie Strippers ☼
130. Candyman
131. Saw
132. A Nightmare on Elm Street
133. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
134. A Nightmare on ELm Street 3: Dream Warriors
135. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
136. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
137. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
138. New Nightmare
139. Freddy vs Jason
140. Demons (theatrical screening)
141. Demons 2
142. The Church ☼
143. The Amityville Horror
144. Amityville 2: The Possession
145. Amityville 3D
146. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film ☼
147. The House of the Devil ☼
148. Walled In ☼
149. Red Mist ☼
150. Tetsuo: The Iron Man ☼
151. The Walking Dead (ep1) ☼
152. Darkness Falls
153. From Dusk til Dawn
154. Darkness Falls
155. The Night Stalker ☼
156. The Night Strangler ☼
157. Two Evil Eyes
158. Fido ☼
159. Nosferatu ☼
160. The Prowler ☼
161. The Hanging Woman ☼
162. Killer Klowns From Outer Space
163. Night Watch ☼
164. Day Watch ☼
165. Tombs of the Blind Dead ☼
166. Return of the Evil Dead ☼
167. The Ghostly Galleon ☼
168. Night of the Seagulls ☼
169. Eyes Without a Face ☼
170. The Beyond
171. Phenomena
172. The Mist (black and white version) ☼
173. The Orphanage ☼
174. The Video Dead ☼
175. Daughters of Satan ☼
176. Cemetery Man
177. Psycho
178. Happy Birthday to Me ☼
179. The Wicker Man ☼

That's it for me!

Goal was 108.... Proud to say I kicked ass compared to last year.

First time views: 71

Best first time view: Going to Pieces is probably my tops... a nice little slasher documentary. Honorable Mentions: The Call of Cthulu, [rec]2, Eyes Without a Face, and The Wicker Man.

Worst first time view: It's a tough call between The Last Winter and The Last Horror Movie. Gonna have to go for The Last Horror Movie though... It bored me to tears. Daughters of Satan gets an dishonorable mention, but hey, it had Tom Selleck!

I've also, got to say... I don't think there's any way possible (short of me being unemployed in October) that I could beat this goal next year. I think it might be time to retire. lol I don't see how some of you guys have done over 200 in previous years.

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Word, yo.

October 1st

1. The Manitou....2.4/5, in honor of Tony Curtis, a few creepy scenes but the script writer should be shot.
2. Diagnosis Death....1.5/5, lame all around, but one of the nicest flashbacks I've ever seen.
3. Orphan....2.5, very irritating, but a last minute twist almost saves it

October 2nd

Epic Fail

October 3rd

4. Killer Movie...2/5
5. Dead Of Winter...1.5/5
6. Bad Reputation...3.5/5, very surprising and well done

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Reserved. Hoping for at least one movie per day, with a grand finale on Halloween!

Because I am participating in other similar movie challenges / marathons, I decided to keep a list on Google Docs. Find the link in my signature.

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1. When Michael Calls (1972)
2. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
3. Daughters of Satan (1972)
4. Superbeast (1972)
5. Love Me Deadly (1973)

6. She Freak (1967)
7. The Witch (1966)
8. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)
9. My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)
10. The House of the Devil (2009)

11. The Stranger Within (1974)
12. Repossessed (1990)
13. Wolfman (1979)
14. Keep My Grave Open (1976)
15. Night Watch (1973)

16. Slaughter High (1986)
17. The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1979)
18. Phantom of the Opera (1943)
19. Maniac (1963)
20. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

21. Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967)
22. Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
23. I Married a Witch (1942)
24. Murders in the Zoo (1933)
25. The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)

26. The Mad Ghoul (1943)
27. Naked Evil (1966)
28. Goodbye Gemini (1970)
29. The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)
30. Doom Asylum (1987)

31. Cadaver (2007)
32. Drive In Massacre (1977)
33. Igor (2008)
34. Axe (1977)
35. The Electric Chair (1977)

36. The Ghost Breakers (1940)
37. Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)
38. Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century... (1973)
39. The Dead Are Alive (1972)
40. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)

41. Dark Places (1973)
42. The Ghoul (1975)
43. The Face at the Window (1939)
44. Let's Kill Uncle (1966)
45. Murder in the Red Barn (1935)

46. Messiah of Evil (1973)
47. Crimes at the Dark House (1940)
48. The Hanging Woman (1973)
48.25 "The Man on the Train" (1953, Four Star Play House)
49.25 The Possessed (1977)

50.25 Point of Terror (1971)
51.25 Nocturna (1979)
52.25 The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970)
53.25 Nightmare in Blood (1978)
54.25 The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

55.25 Crescendo (1970)
56.25 The Entity (1981)
57.25 The Sports Killer (1978)
58.25 Two on a Guillotine (1965)
59.25 Carnival Magic (1981)

60.25 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954)
61.25 Voodoo Man (1944)
62.25 Willard (1971)
63.25 Ben (1972)

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Goal: 31
*-First Time Viewing

October 2nd
1.) *Frozen BD
2.) Evil Dead BD

October 3rd
3.) *The Collector Cable
4.)* 2001 Maniacs BD

October 4th
5.) *Let The Right One In BD

October 5th
6.) Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh Cable

October 6th
7.) An American Werewolf In London BD

October 9th
8.) Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) BD
9.) *Halloween II (2009) BD

October 10th
10.) 30 Days Of Night BD

October 12th
11.)*Hatchet BD

October 13th
12.) *30 Days Of Night: Dark Days BD
13.) *The Exorcist (Original Theatrical Version BD

October 14th
14.) Poltergeist Cable

October 16th
15.) The Mothman Prophecies Cable
16.) Rocky Horror Picture Show BD
17.) High Tension BD
18.) Quarintine Cable

October 17th
19.) The Strangers BD

October 18th
20.) Anaconda Cable

October 19th
21.) Friday The 13th: Part III AMC Fear Fest

October 21
22.) Pet Cemetary AMC Fear Fest

October 22nd
23.) House Of Wax Amc Fear Fest

October 23rd
24.) *Diary Of The Dead BD

October 24th
25.) *Psycho (1960) BD

October 25th
26.) Paranormal Activity BD

October 26th
27.) *Maniac BD
28.) Halloween II (1981) AMC Fear Fest

October 27th
29.) Cujo AMC Fear Fest

October 28th
30.) *Piranha (1978) ]BD

October 29th
31.) Dawn Of The Dead (1978) BD

October 30th
32.) They Live AMC Fear Fest

October 31st
33.) *Nightmare On Elm Street (2010) BD
34.) Last House On The Left (2008) BD


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
XX 1960 - Psycho
XX 1970 - The Exorcist (Original Theatrical Version)
XX 1980 - Evil Dead
XX 1990 - Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh
XX 2000- Let The Right One In
XX 2010- Frozen

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
XX PG - Poltergeist
XX PG-13 - The Mothman Prophecies
XX R - Let The Right One In
XX NC-17 - The Evil Dead
--- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) -
XX Unrated (post-MPAA) - High Tension

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
XX BD Evil Dead
XX TV The Collector
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film starring:
--- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange -
--- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
--- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine -
--- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman -
XX Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - They Live
XX Dick Miller -or- David Warner - Piranha
XX Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Piranha
--- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - Hatchet
--- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
XX First Language, Swedish, Let The Right One In
XX Second language, French, High Tension

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
XX Vampire - Let The Right One In
--- Frankenstein -
XX Werewolf - An American Werewolf In London
--- Mummy -
--- Invisible Man -
XX Ghost/haunting - Poltergeist
XX Witchcraft/satanic/religious - The Exorcist
XX Zombie - Diary Of The Dead
XX Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - The Collector
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
XX Musical - Rocky Horror Picture Show
--- Spoof/comedy -
--- Revenge -
--- Killer/evil doll -
XX Killer/evil animal - Cujo
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
--- MST3K/rifftrax/CT -
XX film and its remake - Halloween II (1981 & 2009)
--- based on a video game -
XX based on a novel - Pet Cemetary
--- directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis or Uwe Boll or Ulli Lommel -
XX won an Academy Award -- any category - An American Werewolf In London (Best Makeup)
--- silent film -
--- Criterion version film -
--- with commentary -
--- film and at least two of its sequels -
--- anthology film -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
--- animated film -
--- called "Night of ..." -
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
--- with the words "Living Dead" in the title -

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I guess I'll give it a shot. This will be my first year participating. No set goal.

On DVD/Blu-ray
In Theaters
On Television

October 1st
Nothing. I'm not off to a very good start.

October 2nd
Hatchet II

October 3rd

October 4th
Slumber Party Massacre II

October 5th

October 6th
Slumber Party Massacre III

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Reserved, but I don't know if I'll participate or not.
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~List Final~
My goal is yet again to reach 31 movies, I will be home all this month this year though so hopefully that will help
2007: 28
2009: 26

*=First Time Viewing (46/58, counting individual titles)
Blu-Ray (6/58)
DVD (24/58)
Netflix Intstant (4/58)
TV (23/58)
Theater (1/58)

October 1st
1. Zombieland
2. Tales from the Crypt S.1 "The Man Who Was Death"*/"And All Through the House"*/"Dig that Cat... He's Real Gone"*/"Only Sin Deep"*

October 2nd
3. The Vampire Diaries S.2 "Memory Lane"*/Tales from the Crypt S.1 "Lover Come Hack to Me"*/"Collection Completed"*

October 3rd
4. Scream
5. Scream 2
6. Scream 3

October 4th
6.5. Dexter S.5 Ep. 2 "Hello, Bandit"*

October 6th
7.5. The Stepfather (2009)*

October 7th
8.5. The Crazies (2010)*

October 9th
9. The Vampire Diaries S. 2 "Kill or Be Killed"*
10. The Shining*

October 11th
11. Final Destination 3*

October 13th
12. The Last House on the Left (1972)*
13. Black Christmas (1974)*

October 15th
14. Pet Semetary*

October 16th
15. The Last House on the Left (2009)*

October 17th
16. The Birds*
17. The Lost Boys*

October 18th
18. Paranormal Activity

October 19th
19. Dexter S.5 "Practically Perfect"*/"Beauty and the Beast"*

October 21st
20. The Stepfather (1987)*

October 22nd
21. Drag Me to Hell

October 24th
22. Paranormal Activity 2*
23. Vampire Diaries S.2 "Plan B"*/Dexter S.5 "First Blood"*
24. Jennifer's Body*

October 26th
24.5. Glee "The Rocky Horror Glee Show"*

October 27th
25. Raising Hope "Happy Halloween"*/Modern Family "Halloween"*

October 28th
26. Dead Set 1 & 2*/Cougar Town "You Don't Know How it Feels"*
27. Community "Epidemiology 206"*/The Office "Costume Contest"*/Outsourced "Bolloween"*/Scared Shrekless*

October 29th
28. When a Stranger Calls (1979)*
29. Carrie (1976)*
30. Supernatural S.1 "Pilot"/"Wendigo"

October 30th
31. Dead Set 3 & 4*/Supernatural S.1 "Dead in the Water"
32. Dead Set 5*/Melissa & Joey "A Fright in the Attic"*/Supernatural S.1 "Phantom Traveler"

October 31st
33. Misery*
34. Halloween (1978)
34.75. Dexter S.5 "Everything Is Illuminated"*/Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space*
35.75. The Mist (2007)*
36. Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Movies: 24

So I beat my highest total, but didn't get to the 31 movies I had hoped for.. all worth it to see The Giants win the World Series though!!! Watched my first Stephen King movie and discovered I love them, and happy I finally got to see Dead Set, worth the wait!

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Goal is 31 movies, but hopefully more!
* Denotes first time viewing.

First Time Viewings: 66

October 1
1. Let Me In (2010)*
2. Blood Diner (1987)
3. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

October 2
4. Monsters (2010)*
5. Fido (2006)*
6. Horror of Dracula (1958)*

October 3
7. Piranha (1978)*
8. Scream (1996)

October 4
9. Splice (2009)*
10. The Housemaid (1960)*
11. Phantasm (1979)*

October 5
12. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
13. The Horde (2009)*
14. Scream 2 (1997)

October 6
15. Swamp Thing (1982)*
16. The Crazies (1973)*
17. Waxwork (1988)*
18. It's Alive (1974)*

October 7
19. Scream 3 (2000)
20. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)*
21. The Beyond (1981)*

October 8
22. Survival of the Dead (2009)*

October 9
23. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)*
24. The Omen (1976)*
25. The Human Centipede (2009)*

October 10
26. Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988)*
27. Vampyr (1932)*

October 11
28. The Crazies (2010)*
29. Saw VI (2009)*

October 12
30. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)*
31. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)*

October 13
32. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)*
33. The House on Sorority Row (1983)*
34. Dracula (1931)

October 14
35. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)*
36. City of the Living Dead (1980)*
37. Carrie (1976)*

October 15
38. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
39. Frankenstein (1931)
40. Smash Cut (2009)*

October 16
41. From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
42. MST3K: Manos: The Hands of Fate (1993, 1966)*
43. Ed Wood (1994)
44. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)*

October 17
45. Beetlejuice (1988)
46. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

October 18
47. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)*
48. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)*
49. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)*

October 19
50. The House of the Devil (2009)

October 20
51. Friday the 13th (1980)
52. Ringu (1998)*

October 21
53. Basket Case (1982)*
54. Night of the Creeps (1986)*
55. Torso (1973)*

October 22
56. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)*
57. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

October 23
58. Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009)*
59. The Monster Squad (1987)*
60. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)*

October 24
61. Misery (1990)*
62. My Bloody Valentine (1981)*
63. The Wolf Man (1941)*

October 25
64. Pieces (1982)*
65. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)*
66. May (2002)*

October 26
67. Pitch Black (2000)*
68. Frozen (2010)*
69. Don't Look Now (1973)*

October 27
70. Dracula's Daughter (1936)*
71. The Howling (1981)*
72. The Innocents (1961)*

October 28
73. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1990)*
74. House (1977)*
75. Child's Play 2 (1990)*

October 29
76. Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)*
77. Hellraiser (1987)
78. Army of Darkness (1992)

October 30
79. The Fly (1986)
80. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)*
81. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)*
82. Maniac (1980)*

October 31
83. Psycho (1960)
84. The Loved Ones (2009)*
85. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
86. High Lane (2009)*
87. Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)*
88. Suspiria (1977)

61 of 75 completed
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Vampyr (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- 1950 - Horror of Dracula (1958)
-X- 1960 - The Housemaid (1960)
-X- 1970 - Piranha (1978)
-X- 1980 - Blood Diner (1987)
-X- 1990 - Scream (1996)
-X- 2000 - All the Boya Love Mandy Lane (2006)
-X- 2010 - Let Me In (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - Vampyr
-X- G - Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
-X- PG - Swamp Thing
-X- PG-13 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
-X- R - Let Me In
--- NC-17 -
-X- X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - The Beyond
-X- Unrated (post-MPAA) - Blood Diner

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
-X- First format, (Theater), (Let Me In).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (Blood Diner).
-X- Third format, (VOD), (Monsters).

Watch a film starring:
-X- Basil Rathbone -or- Glenn Strange - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
-X- John Saxon -or- Danny Trejo - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
--- Paul Naschy -or- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -
-X- Donald Pleasence -or- John Carradine - The Howling
-X- Clint Howard -or- Michael Berryman - Smash Cut
-X- Bill Moseley -or- Keith David - Pitch Black
-X- Dick Miller -or- David Warner - Piranha
-X- Udo Kier -or- Barbara Steele - Flesh for Frankenstein
-X- Tony Todd -or- Brad Dourif - Child's Play 2
-X- Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language, (Korean), (The Housemaid).
-X- Second language, (French), (The Horde).

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
-X- Vampire - Let Me In
-X- Frankenstein - Waxwork II: Lost in Time
-X- Werewolf - Waxwork
-X- Mummy - Waxwork
-X- Ghost/haunting - Waxwork II: Lost in Time
-X- Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Blood Diner
-X- Zombie - Fido
-X- Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
-X- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla - Monsters
-X- Documentary - Full Tilt Boogie
--- Musical -
-X- Spoof/comedy - Blood Diner
-X- Revenge - The Horde
-X- Killer/evil doll - Child's Play 2
-X- Killer/evil animal - Piranha
-X- Killer/evil child - Let Me In
-X- Giallo - Torso
-X- J horror - Ringu
-X- MST3K/rifftrax/CT - Manos: The Hands of Fate
-X- film and its remake - The Crazies (1973 and 2010)
-X- based on a novel - Let Me In
-X- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West - The House of the Devil
-X- won an Academy Award -- Best Original Score - The Omen
--- silent film -
-X- Criterion version film - Vampyr
-X- with commentary - Army of Darkness
-X- film and at least two of its sequels - Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3
-X- anthology film - Trick 'r Treat
-X- appears on video nasties list - The Beyond
--- hosted by Elvira -
-X- takes place on a holiday - My Bloody Valentine
-X- takes place in space - Pitch Black
--- takes place on or under the sea -
-X- animated film - Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
--- called "Day of ..." -
-X- called "Night of ..." - Night of the Creeps
--- called "Return of ..." -
--- called "Revenge of ..." -
--- called "Attack of ..." -
-X- with the words "Living Dead" in the title - City of the Living Dead

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list finalized and complete.

*= first time seeing film

Oct 1st
1. Horror of Dracula (1958) * tv-tcm thumbsdown
2. The Brides of Dracula (1960) * tv-tcm

Oct 2nd
3. House on Haunted Hill (1959) * dvd
4. House of Wax (1953) dvd

Oct 3rd
5. Curse 2: The Bite (1989) unrated version, vhs *
6. Escape 2000 (1982) R rated version, vhs *

Oct 5th
7. Lifeforce (1985) U.S. Theatrical version, vhs
8. The Toxic Avenger (1984) R rated version, vhs

Oct 7th
9. Dawn of the Dead (2004) R rated version, dvd
10. Child's Play (1988) dvd

Oct 8th
11. Terror Firmer (1999) R rated version, vhs

Oct 10th
12. Demons (1985) U.S. theatrical version, vhs
13. Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991) vhs *

Oct 11th
14. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers(1995) Producers Cut ,Youtube.com: thumbsdown

Oct 13th
15. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) dvd

Oct. 15th
16. Laid To Rest (2009) unrated version, tv-Encore *

Oct 17th
17. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) dvd

Oct 18th
18. Stephen King's IT (1990) uncut 4:3 version(dvd cut + cropped), vhs

Oct 19th
19. Scream (1996) unrated version, laserdisc
20. In The Mouth Of Madness (1995) laserdisc

Oct 20th
21. Masters Of Horror (2005),* Youtube.com, episodes...
:Homecoming * thumbsdown
: Jenifer * thumbsup

Oct 21st
22. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) vhs

Oct 23rd
23. Psycho (1960) dvd ,
24. Psycho II (1983) dvd,

Oct 25th
25. Night of the Creeps (1986) Theatrical version, Fearnet.com,

Oct 26th
26. Tales From The Crypt(1989-1992) dvd, thumbsup, episodes...
: And All Through The House
: The Thing From The Grave
: Abra Cadaver
: Werewolf Concerto

Oct 27th
27. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) dvd,

Oct 28th
28. Psycho Cop 2 (1993) Unrated version, vhs,

Oct 30th
29. Grindhouse (2007) Theatrical version, dvd

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2010 Total: 100

2009: 80

2008: 64

2007: 62

2006: 39

FTV= First time viewing

Oct 1
1. Friday the 13th (2009)
2. Bad Taste (1987)
3. Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)

Oct 2
4. Pirahna (1978)
5. Dead Snow FTV (2009)
6. The Screaming Skull FTV (1958)

Oct 3
7. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
8. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1990)
9. The Ghost of Frankenstein FTV (1942)

Oct 4
10. Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter (1984)
11. Night of the Creeps (1986)
12. Amityville 3-D FTV (1983)

Oct 5
13. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
14. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
15. Day of the Dead (1985)

Oct 6
16. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
17. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
18. Night of the Demons 2 (1994)
19. Re-Animator (1985)

Oct 7
20. Urban Legend (1998)
21. Carriers FTV (2009)
22. My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009)

Oct 8
23. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
24. Species (1995)
25. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

Oct 9
26. Son of Dracula FTV (1943)
27. Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
28. Slumber Party Massacre II FTV (1987)

Oct 10
29. Slumber Party Massacre III FTV (1990)
30. City of the Living Dead (1980)
31. The Ape FTV (1940)

Oct 11
32. Creepshow (1982)
33. Creepshow 2 FTV (1987)
34. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

Oct 12
35. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
36. Bride of Chucky (1998)
37. Dark Night of the Scarecrow FTV (1981)

Oct 13
38. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
39. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
40. Phenomena (1985)

Oct 14
41. Invasion of the Body Snatcher (1978)
42. Body Snatchers FTV (1993)
43. Devil FTV (2010)
44. The Fly II (1989)

Oct 15
45. Survival of the Dead FTV (2009)
46. High Tension (2003)
47. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Oct 16
48. Christine (1983)
49. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
50. Opera (1987)

Oct 17
51. Daybreakers (2010)
52. Undead (2003)
53. Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)

Oct 18
54. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
55. Bloody Pit of Horror FTV (1965)
56. The Final Destination FTV (2009)

Oct 19
57. Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning (1985)
58. Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986)
59. His Name was Jason (2009)

Oct 20
60. Troll 2 (1990)
61. Best Worst Movie FTV (2009)
62. Psycho (1960)
63. Psycho II (1983)

Oct 21
64. The Stepfather FTV (1987)
65. The Prowler FTV (1981)
66. Phantasm FTV (1979)
67. Supernatural S1: Asylum / Scarecrow (2005)

Oct 22
68. Dance of the Dead FTV (2008)
69. Saw V (2008)
70. Saw VI (2009)

Oct 23
71. Zombi 3 FTV (1988)
72. Hell of the Living Dead FTV (1980)
73. Land of the Dead (2005)

Oct 24
74. Demon Knight (1995)
75. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
76. Manhattan Baby FTV (1982)
77. Identity (2003)

Oct 25
78. The Gate FTV(1987)
79. House of the Dead (2003)
80. Return to Horror High (1987)
81. Black Christmas (2006)

Oct 26
82. Frozen FTV (2010)
83. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
84. They Live (1988)

Oct 27
85. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
86. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

Oct 28
87. The Evil Dead (1981)
88. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
89. 30 Days of Night (2007)

Oct 29
90. The House of the Devil FTV (2009)
91. The Thing (1982)
92. Transylvania 6-5000 FTV (1985)

Oct 30
93. Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
94. Saw (2004)
95. Deep Red (1975)

Oct 31
96. Halloween (2003)
97. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)
98. Saw 7 3D FTV (2010)
99. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
100. The Exorcist (1973)

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31 in 31 days for me (and I think I'll steal ChuckD21's formatting while I'm at it).

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

I'm aiming for 100, but think I'll hit about 70.
First Time Viewing

October 1st:
1. Subspecies - 3.5/5.0 - Radu is one of the best vampires I've ever seen. Perfectly creepy and emo at the same time. What I love about this series is that the 4 movies cover a few weeks at most. I also enjoy the chemistry (or lack of) between Radu and Michelle.
2. Subspecies 2 - 3.0/5.0
3. Subspecies 3 - 2.5/5.0
4. Subspecies 4 - 2.5/5.0

October 2nd:
5. Sisters - 4.0/5.0 - Loved the movie. What's up with the ending though?

October 3rd:
6. The Wolfman - 3.0/5.0 - I really enjoyed this incarnation of the wolfman. Del Toro was great!
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers - 4.5/5.0 - One of the best remakes of all time. And one of my favorite endings of all time!
8. The Descent - 4.0/5.0

October 4th:
9. Let the Right One In - 5.0/5.0 - A BRILLIANT vampire movie.
10. Let Me In - 4.0/5.0

October 5th:
11. The Evil Dead - 4.5/5.0
12. The Evil Dead 2 - 5.0/5.0
13. Army of Darkness - 5.0/5.0

October 6th:
14. Bubba Ho-Tep - 5.0/5.0

October 7th:
15. MST3K: Soultaker - 3.5/5.0

October 8th:
16. Body Snatchers (1993) - 4.0/5.0
17. Suck - 3.5/5.0

October 9th:
18. Vampires: Los Muertos - 3.0/5.0
19. John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars - 3.0/5.0

October 10th:
20. Coraline - 4.5/5.0
21. Supernatural: Season 6 [episodes "Two and a Half Men" / "The Third Man"]
22. Frozen

October 11th:
23. An American Werewolf in London
24. The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 [episodes "The Return" / "Brave New World"]
25. The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 [episodes "Bad Moon Rising" / "Memory Lane"]
26. Planet Terror
27. Death Proof

October 12th:
28. The Night Stalker
29. The Night Strangler

October 13th:
30. Kolchak: The Night Stalker [episodes "The Ripper" / "The Zombie"]

October 14th:
31. Kolchak: The Night Stalker [episodes "They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be..." / "The Vampire"]
32. Kolchak: The Night Stalker [episodes "The Werewolf" / "Firefall"]

October 15th:
33. Cabin Fever

October 16th:

October 17th:
34. The Invasion
35. 28 Days Later
36. 28 Weeks Later
37. The Black Dahlia **WILDCARD**

October 18th:
38. Being Human: Series 1 - [episodes 1 & 2]
39. Drag Me To Hell
40. Near Dark

October 19th:
41. Misery

October 20th:
42. Psycho
43. Being Human: Series 1 [episodes 3 & 4]

October 21st:
44. Being Human: Series 1 - [episodes 5 & 6]
45. The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 [episode "Kill or be Killed" / "Plan B"]

October 22nd:
46. Supernatural: Season 6 [episodes "Weekend At Bobby's" / "Live Free or Twi-Hard"]

October 23rd:
47. My Name is Bruce
48. Last of the Living

October 24th:
49. Scream
50. Sweeney Todd
51. The Shining

October 25th:
53. Return of the Living Dead
54. Resident Evil
55. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
56. Resident Evil: Extinction
57. Night of the Creeps

October 26th:
58. Being Human: Series 2 [episodes 1 & 2]

October 27th:
59. Dead Set - [episodes 1 & 2]

October 28th:
60. Dead Set - [episodes 3 & 4] / Vampire Diaries: Season 2 [episode "Masquerade"]

October 29th:
61. Being Human: Series 2 [episodes 3 & 4]
62. Being Human: Series 2 [episodes 5 & 6]

October 30th:
63. Red: Werewolf Hunter

October 31st:
64. Being Human: Series 2 [episodes 7 & 8]
65. Night of the Living Dead
66. Dawn of the Dead
67. Day of the Dead
68. Land of the Dead
69. Diary of the Dead
70. Survival of the Dead
71. Walking Dead: Season 1 - ["Days Gone By"] / Dead Set [episode 5]

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
--- 1890 - (insert film title here)
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
X - 1960 - Psycho
X - 1970 - Sisters
X - 1980 - The Evil Dead
X - 1990 - Subspecies
X - 2000 - Let the Right One In
X - 2010 - The Wolfman

Watch a film for each rating:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA) - (insert film title here)
--- G -
X - PG - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
--- PG-13 -
X - R - Let the Right One In
--- NC-17 -
X - X (not porn; several horror films were rated X) - The Evil Dead 2
X - Unrated (post-MPAA) - The Wolfman(2010)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, etc).
X - First format, (DVD), (Subspecies).
X - Second format, (XBox 360, Netflix Online), (Sisters).
X - Third format, (Blu-Ray), (The Wolfman(2010)).

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 -
X - Linnea Quigley -or- Debbie Rochon - Return of the Living Dead (Quigley)

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

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres/types:
X - Vampire - Subspecies
--- Frankenstein -
X - Werewolf - The Wolfman(2010)
X - Mummy - Bubba Ho-Tep
X - Ghost/haunting - John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
X - Witchcraft/satanic/religious - Drag Me To Hell
X - Zombie - Dawn of the Dead
X - Slasher/psycho/homicidal maniac - Misery
--- Monster/creature feature/Godzilla -
--- Documentary -
X - Musical - Sweeney Todd
X - Spoof/comedy - Suck
X - Revenge - Death Proof
--- Killer/evil doll -
--- Killer/evil animal -
--- Killer/evil child -
--- Giallo -
--- J horror -
X - MST3K/rifftrax/CT - MST3K: Soultaker
--- film and its remake -
--- based on a novel -
--- directed by Fred Olen Ray or Frank Henenlotter or Ti West -
X - won an Academy Award -- any category - An American Werewolf in London (Best Makeup)
--- silent film -
X - Criterion version film - Sisters
--- with commentary -
X - film and at least two of its sequels - Subspecies 1, 2, 3, 4
--- anthology film -
X - appears on video nasties list - The Evil Dead
--- hosted by Elvira -
--- takes place on a holiday -
--- takes place in space -
--- takes place on or under the sea -
X - animated film - Coraline
X - called "Day of ..." - Day of the Dead
X - called "Night of ..." - Night of the Living Dead
X - called "Return of ..." - Return of the Living Dead
--- 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

2006 = 36 movies
2007 = 50 movies
2008 = 31 movies
2009 = 52 movies
2010 = 20 movies --> My weakest showing - but given how busy I've been this year, that's no surprise.

October 1, 2010

October 2, 2010

October 3, 2010
1. Growth (2009) --> 3/5 Yikes! 3 days in and this is only my first film. Oh well, there could be much more worse ways of starting off than this parasitic creature feature.

October 4, 2010

October 5, 2010

October 6, 2010
2. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) --> 4/5 I've always liked this slasher film.

October 7, 2010

October 8, 2010
3. The Corpse Vanishes (1942) --> 3/5 A silly but fun Bela Lugosi Poverty Row horror flick.

October 9, 2010
4. My Soul To Take (2010) --> 3/5 Wes Craven in 3D. 'Nuff said!

October 10, 2010

October 11, 2010

October 12, 2010

October 13, 2010
5. Calling Dr. Death (1943) --> 3/5 The first of Lon Chaney's "Inner Sanctum" movies.

October 14, 2010

October 15, 2010
6. You'll Find Out (1940) --> 3/5 Uneven horror comedy - made appealing by the great trio of Karloff, Lugosi, and Lorre!

October 16, 2010
7. Lake Placid 3 (2010) --> 2/5 SyFy Channel sequel that treads very familiar creature feature territory.
8. White Zombie (1932) --> 4/5 Enjoyable Bela Lugosi thriller from early in his sound career.

October 17, 2010
9. Stand by Me (1986) --> 4/5 Stephen King's "The Body" served as the inspiration for this.

October 18, 2010
10. Zombies on Broadway (1945) --> 2/5 Lame 1940's horror comedy; Bela Lugosi and Sheldon Leonard are about the only good things about it.

October 19, 2010
11. The Walking Dead (1936) --> 4/5 Atmospheric supernatural revenge tale with Boris Karloff in his prime!

October 20, 2010
12. Scared to Death (1947) --> 3/5 The fact that it's the only color film Bela Lugosi made is enough of a curiosity to make this interesting.

October 21, 2010
13. Spooks Run Wild (1941) --> 3/5 Another Lugosi curiosity: a horror comedy pairing with the East Side Kids.

October 22, 2010
14. The Black Cat (1934) --> 4/5 Fantastic pairing of Lugosi and Karloff!
15. The Raven (1935) --> 3/5 Another good pairing of Lugosi and Karloff.
16. It Came From Outer Space (1953) --> 3/5 Good, if slow, Universal sci-fi horror from the 1950's, based on a story by Ray Bradbury.
17. This Island Earth (1955) --> 3/5 Another good Universal sci-fi horror from the 1950's, this time in color.

October 23, 2010

October 24, 2010

October 25, 2010

October 26, 2010

October 27, 2010

October 28, 2010

October 29, 2010
18. The Gorilla (1939) --> 3/5 Bela Lugosi & Ritz Brothers horror comedy that's funnier than it has any right to be.

October 30, 2010
19. Saw 3D (2010) --> 3/5 Billed as "the final chapter." Yeah, right.

October 31, 2010
20. Under the Mountain (2009) --> 3/5 Too dense adaptation of the Maurice Gee novel.

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1. +Let the Right One In+ (2008) 115 min. More coming of age story than vampire story, it is an unusual take on both genres that succeeds at both. The pace is slow, but the violence is fierce when it happens.
2. Tales From the Crypt: +Report From the Grave+ (1996) An experiment to contact a dead serial killer goes wrong, in a story reminiscent of H. P. Lovecraft's works./+Confession+ (1996) Predictable story of an ace police detective interrogating a cocky suspect in a serial killing case, redeemed by excellent performances by Ciaran Hinds as the detective and Eddie Izzard as the suspect. /+Kidnapper+(1996) A disturbed man takes in a pregnant woman, but finds the baby gets in the way. Steve Coogan takes his character from slow-witted to deranged, in the process obscuring a plot twist./+Smoke Wrings+ (1996) 25 min. Story of cut-throat competition in an advertising agency has a Twilight Zone feel, with Ute Lemperer as a sexy boss and Daniel Craig as a cocky outsider on the rise.
3. The Thing From Another World (1951) 87 min. Classic tale of soldiers and scientists in an arctic research post battling a powerful alien. One of the best horror and sci-fi movies of the 1950s.
4. The Thing (1982) 108 min. This remake returns to the original short story that the 1951 classic was based on for inspiration, and surpisingly improves upon its predecessor. The shape-shifting abilities of the alien create an overwhelming atmosphere of paranoia, when odd behavior can be the result of fear or of contamination.
5. +Village of the Damned+ (1960) 77 min. Strange group of children born months after a mysterious event in an English village threaten its people and perhaps the world. Creepy sci-fi horror.
6. +The Orphanage+ (2007) 106 min. A family moves into the site of the orphanage where the wife spent part of her childhood, causing her to become obsessed with the connection between strange events in the past and a tragic mystery in the present. Very spooky.
7. +Children of the Damned+ (1964) 89 min. British scientists and world governments pursue conflicting strategies for dealing with a group of six strange children from different nations. The source of the threat is reversed from its predecessor, as militarism and the arms race are exposed.
8. + Blood of the Vampire+ (1958) 85 min. Mad scientist experiments on prisoners in an attempt to cure his blood disorder. Unusual romantic horror movie set in 18th century England.
9. +The Black Torment+ (1964) 86 min. Predictable, well made gothic romance with aristocrat and his new bride menaced by mysterious events related to family secrets and the death of his first wife.
10. +The Adult Version of Jekyll and Hyde+ (1972) 91 min. Ugly doctor obtain's Dr. Jekyll's notebook and creates a potion that transforms him into a beautiful, murderous blonde. Movie misses the point of the story, since both personalities are equally evil. The true horror in this awful soft-core roughie is in the acting, effects and direction.
11. +The Monster Walks+ (1932) 60 min. Heiress returning to family home after her father's death faces an unknown menace. Typical example of the old dark house mystery genre.
12. The Vampire Bat (1933) 63 min. Strange killings arouse superstitious fears in German town. The strong cast and able direction enhance a standard B horror movie.
13. +The Mystery of the Wax Museum+ (1933) 77 min. How are the wax museum's sculptures so life-like? Lionel Atwill is very good as the sculptor injured in a fire at his previous museum, and Fay Wray really can scream.
14. +Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things+ (1973) 87 min. Theater group try to raise the dead, wish they hadn't. Romero-influenced zombie movie falls far short of Night of the Living Dead.
15. +Dead of Night+ (1974) 88 min. Soldier killed in Vietnam returns to his family changed. Some of the horrors that the Vietnam War brought home to American society are metaphorically transformed into literal horror.
16. Masters of Horror: +Homecoming+ (2005) 59 min. The dead soldiers of our current wars return to vote. George Romero and Bob Clark meet satire on the cynicism of our electoral politics.
17. The Invisible Man (1933) 71 min. Scientist discovers formula for invisibility, then struggles to reverse the process. Classic sci-fi horror.
18. The Invisible Man Returns (1940) 81 min. Mine owner escapes execution using the formula provided by a descendant of Dr. Griffin and tries to prove his innocence. The sequel almost matches the original.
19. Tim Burton : +Vincent+ (1982) 6 min. A poem about a boy who idolizes Vincent Price. A lot of fun./+Frankenweenie+ (1984) 30 min.//Stories of Robert W. Chambers: +Tupilak+ (2002) 13 min./+The King in Yellow+ (2003) 6 min. //Misty Mundae & Kate Bordeaux: Voodoun Blues (2004) 5 min./Sour Milk (2003) 6 min./Night of the Whorror Hoppers (2002) 3 min.//Elvire: +Ghoultown-Mistress of the Dark+ (2009) 5 min./Coors Light Commercial 1 min./+Elvira-Haunted House+ 4 min.//David Lynch: +Six Figures Getting Sick+ (1966) 4 min./+The Alphabet+ (1968) 4 min.
20. The She-Creature (1956) 77 min. Hypnotist brings up ancient monster from the unconscious mind of his subject. The stiff performance by Chester Morris as the apparent charlatan who actually does what he says he is doing works surprisingly well.
21. The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) 79 min. Scientists try to capture a creature which has survived in a remote lagoon in the Amazon since prehistoric times. Julia Adams is one of the most beautiful damsels in distress ever, and the camera work, apparently planned for the 3D effects, conveys a sense of menace in 2D through frequent use of point of view shots.
22. +May+ (2002) 94 min. Quirky horror comedy with an awkward, misfit young woman seeking a romantic partner, finding that she likes only parts of her prospects, and coming up with an unusual solution to this problem.
23. Masters of Horror: +Sick Girl+ (2006) 59 min. Bug-obsessed lesbians fall in love, but their relationship develops in an unusual direction. Fun horror comedy with a message of tolerance.
24. +The Woods+ (2006) 91 min. Rebellious girl is sent to an isolated boarding school where the teachers appear to have a strange interest in certain pupils. Scary atmosphere is undercut by a plot that seems over-familiar and a little vague.
25. +The Invisible Woman+ (1940) 72 min. Model takes up the offer of scientist to become invisible. The comic revenge plot and slightly risque jokes make for a lighter movie than its two predecessors.
26. +The Invisible Agent+ (1942) 81 min. Another descendant of Dr. Griffin uses his formula to go to Berlin to foil Axis sabotage plot against the U.S. Effective World War II propaganda movie features beautiful Ilona Massey as a double agent with questionable loyalties, but is marred by silly pranks by invisible man Jon Hall against Gestapo officers.
27. +The Invisible Man's Revenge+ (1944) 77 min. The last sequel is closest in tone to the original movie, as an explorer seeks revenge on his former partners, who cut him out of his share of the treasure that they found. It returns to the theme of a man becoming increasing alienated from humanity as a result of an invention which gives him tremendous power.
28. Werewolf of London (1935) 75 min. Botanist attacked by a werewolf in Tibet brings the curse to London. A classic horror movie that deserves to be better known.
29. +Dog Soldiers+ (2002) 105 min. English soldiers on a training exercise come under siege by Scottish werewolves. Great horror action.
30. +She-Wolf of London+ (1946) 61 min. Savage attacks by a mad woman or a "wolf-woman" cause a young woman to fear that she is a victim of her family's curse. Very good mystery horror movie with beautiful June Lockhart as the young woman who fears what she may have done in the night.
31. +The Brute Man+ (1946) 59 min.
32. +The Descent+ (2005) 100 min.
33. +I Bury the Living+ (1958) 77 min.
34. +Scathed+ (1995) 41 min. Slow developing movie may qualify as horror by virtue of its gore near the end and its self-conscious surrealism, but it takes a long time to build up to a minor joke.
35. +Plague Town+ (2008) 85 min.
36. Tales From the Crypt: +Mournin' Mess+(1991) 25 min./+Dead Right+ (1990) 28 min./+'Til Death+ (1990) 26 min./+Mute Witness to Murder+ (1990) 26 min.
37. Frankenstein (1931) 70 min.
38. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 74 min.
39. Son of Frankenstein (1939) 99 min.
40. The Wolf Man (1941) 70 min.
41. +The Yellow Sign+ (2001) 45 min.
42. +Ginger Snaps+ (2000) 108 min.
43. +Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed+ (2004) 94 min.
44. +Trick 'r Treat+(2007) 82 min./+Season's Greetings+ (1996) 4 min.
45. Films to Keep You Awake: +The Christmas Tale+ (2005) 75 min.
46. Little Shop of Horrors (1960) 72 min.
47. Films to Keep You Awake:+Spectre+ (2006) 83 min.
48. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) 67 min.
49. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) 73 min.
50. +Calling Dr. Death+ (1943) 63 min.
51. Films to Keep You Awake:+The Blame+ (2006) 75 min.

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All movies watched in original language unless otherwise specified.

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1. The Beyond
2. Dead Men Walk
3. Zombieland
4. Broken (2006)
5. Keep My Grave Open
6. Corpse Eaters
7. The Devil's Hand
8. Drive-in Massacre
9. Graveyard of Horror
10. The Killing of Satan
11. Night of the Ghouls
12. A Bucket of Blood
13. Attack of the Giant Leeches
14. Catholic Ghoulgirls
15. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
16. Night Train to Terror
17. The Wasp Woman
18. Door Into Silence
19. The Tell-Tale Heart
20. Lost Boys: The Thirst
21. Kill Syndrome
22. Creepy Clips
23. Planet Blood
24. Sinners
25. Horror Hotel
26. King of the Zombies
27. Poultrygeist
28. Terror on Tape
29. Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell
30. An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe
31. Track of the Moon Beast
32. Demon Knight
33. Last of the Living

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