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OCTOBER 2
1) THE EVIL DEAD - Sam Rami's spat-tastic debut was a great start to the festivities.

2) FRANKENHOOKER - My favorite Frank Henenlotter flick. James Lorinz gives a spirited performance as a demented scientist trying to piece together his fiance after a deadly lawn mower accident. Hilarious black comedy.


OCTOBER 3
3) THE DEAD NEXT DOOR - Not bad home grown super 8mm epic from Ohio film maker JR Bookwalter. The Romero influence is obvious (particularly "Day of the Dead") but comes across more as homage than rip off. Ambitious with some fun and actually pretty good gore effects.


OCTOBER 4
4) THE GODFATHER OF GORE - Fascinating and cool documentary about film making life of HG Lewis. *


OCTOBER 5
5) DEAD ALIVE - I'll never forget seeing an early screening of this at a 24 hour horror movie marathon in 1992. It was almost like being at a rock concert. I don't think Peter Jackson has ever made a better film. A masterpiece.


OCTOBER 6
6) DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE! - I was recently watching a rebroadcast of an old "Sneak Previews" episode from 1980 about slasher flicks and thought Siskel and Ebert were off base and humorless about the genre. They may have had a point about this one though. Interesting performance by Nicholas Worth as rapist/murderer helps, but movie is still mostly repellent. Great grindhouse vibe.


OCTOBER 7
7) A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE - Ill-conceived sequel to classic is about as bad as they come. It's almost like the creative team didn't even bother to watch the original film.


OCTOBER 8
8) BASKET CASE - Frank Henenloter's first feature is a low budget gem that seems to get better with age.

9) THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN - Hammer studios brings the gothic melodrama into the modern era with this re-imagining of seminal horror story. The monster and doctor are deadly in bloody beginning to iconic series of films. Peter Cushing rules!


OCTOBER 9
10) THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT - After hearing the news about the passing of David Hess, I had to give this Wes Craven classic a spin. Despite some awkard attempts at humor to ease the tension, the flick still has an intense power that never fails to disturb. Frighteningly well acted by the 6 principals.

11) HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK- David Hess does the pissing this time in Italian "Last House" knockoff that stretches assualt sequence to feature length. Convincingly acted and undeniably compelling but so unpleasant it's impossible to recommend.

12) A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) - Wes Craven's second watershed film.


OCDTOBER 10
13) HALLOWEEN II (1981) - Despite its pedigree, this comes across as just another slasher flick in the post "Halloween"/"Friday the 13th" onslaught. Stylishly photographed, but a poor imitation of brilliant original. But, I gotta admit...I kinda like it.

14) THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE - Well done killer on the loose flick with likeable characters and a memorable stalker.


OCTOBER 11
15) THE OTHERS - Moody, beautifully photographed ghost story anchored by Nicole Kidman's performance as an unhinged mother on the edge of sanity. Great twist that still works on a second viewing.


OCTOBER 12
16) HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS - TV's gothic soap opera comes to the big screen in fast paced flick that condenses Barnabas Collins storyline into 90 minute feature. Some character relationships might be unclear to those unfamiliar with show at first, but it's pretty easy to figure out what's important. Good fun.

17) HORROR OF DRACULA - Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing square off in Hammer's take on Bram Stoker's novel. Some interesting twists and great atmosphere. And did I mention Lee and Cushing? A true classic.


OCTOBER 13
18) THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1991) - Stuart Gordon's remake is intense with several sly nods to Poe. Lance Henrickson's performance as Grand Inquisitor Torquemada is alternately hammy and brilliant. Well made Full Moon production.


OCTOBER 14
19) COLOR ME BLOOD RED - HG Lewis epic with crazed painter using human blood to liven up his artwork. Not bad, but I could do without the endless scenes of couples on waterbikes. *

20) A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS - Direct follow up to Craven's original classic. Better than the other sequels, but still too silly for my taste. This could easily have ended things nicely, but that fire peeing dog ruined everything.


OCTOBER 15
21) STRANGE INVADERS - Offbeat alien invasion flick is hip homage to 50's sci fi classics directed by Michael "Strange Behavior" Laughlin. Not entirely successful, but great make up, interesting cast and nutty script keep it entertaining. *

22) THE WOMAN - Lucky Mckee and Jack Ketchum collaborate on this twisted family drama. An abusive husband and father finds a feral young woman living in the woods and brings her home in an attempt to "civilize" her. It becomes clear early on who the real savage is. The film is gut wrenching at times and not for everyone, but it's best horror film I've seen so far this year. Well acted and directed. *

23) CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD - Awesome Lucio Fulci chunk blower with a couple of unforgettable set pieces and an unnerving, surreal atmosphere.

24) THE REDEEMER - Weird low budget horror film has nightmare like vibe. Underrated little shocker with a few very memorable scenes.


OCTOBER 16
25) THE STEPFATHER (1987) - Terry O'Quinn is fantastic as psychotic obsessed with the idea of the perfect family in dark satire of Regan era "family values". Jill Schoelen has one of her best roles as his suspicious stepdaughter. This one really holds up.

26) BLOOD FEAST - HG Lewis gets the party started with original gore film. At times interminable, but still enough wackiness to make it worth a watch.

27) REGULAR SHOW PRESENTS TERROR TALES OF THE PARK HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (WILDCARD) - I got turned on to this bizarre cartoon by my kids. Every episode seems to take a surreal turn and it's usually pretty funny. Great double length Halloween episode. *


OCTOBER 18
28) RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD III - This movie should suck. It's the second sequel to an irreverent zombie series, pretty much direct to video, military men in suits walking around in stark, underground sets, low budget effects, biggest name actor is Kent McCord. But a clever script with a surprising emotional punch and a good performance by Melinda Clarke as a zombie struggling to maintain her humanity make this one of the best zombie flicks of the 90's. Directed by Brian (Bride of Re-Animator) Yuzna.


OCTOBER 19
29) MESSIAH OF EVIL - Weird 70's horror flick has moments that are truly nightmarish. Not for all tastes, but a cool trip for those inclined.


OCTOBER 20
30) PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 - Brilliant original is bled dry in tired sequel. What worked in PA is reused with the addition of ludicrous final twist that overcomplicates things and undermines the feeling of randomness that helped make the first film so effective. Good performances and a few eerie scenes but resorts to cheap scares the original didn't need. *


OCTOBER 21
31) TRICK R TREAT - A more perfect seasonal treat I can't imagine. A perennial.


OCTOBER 22
32) THE WOLF MAN (1941) - Lon Chaney Jr is heartbreaking as doomed hero in iconic Universal monster fest.

33) TUCKER AND DALE VS EVIL - I hate to use words like charming and delightful during a horror challenge, but they apply here. A very clever script and great performances make this one of the best of the year and one of the top horror comedies ever. *

34) THE FINAL DESTINATION - I got to check this out on my friend's 65 inch plasma in 3D. Repetitive right down to the unimaginative title, but I gotta admit, the 3D splatter was kinda fun. *


OCTOBER 23
35) ZOMBIE - Lucio Fulci's gore drenched undead saga (along with "Dawn of the Dead") launched a thousand Italian rip offs. Great gory fun and one of Lucio's most entertaining flicks.

36) [REC] 2 - A rare sequel that tops the original. I think the supernatural angle is a great twist and the "found footage" style really works for this one.


OCTOBER 25
37) SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II - I friggin' love this goofy movie. It makes no sense, but who cares? The chicks are cute and likeable, the killer is unbelievable and there's even a cool rockin' soundtrack. Great 80's cheese fest with an obviouse "Elm Street" influence.

38) THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - The songs could be better, but everything else is perfect in Tim Burton's tribute to TV holiday classics.


OCTOBER 26
39) BAD BIOLOGY - Frank Hennenlotter's still got it!


OCTOBER 27
40) THE HOWLING - Joe Dante's werewolf classic holds up beautifully. Filled with sly humor, stylish direction and ground breaking effects.

41) ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST - Wacky Italian cannibal, mad doctor, zombie flick. Fun Fulci rip-off.


OCTOBER 28
42) AMITYVILLE II: THE POSESSION - Over the top, sleazy prequel tells story of ill fated family that moved into famed haunted house before the Lutz clan of original film. Creepy at times with some cool camera work and makeup effects. Great kitchen sink expolitation vibe. Inexplicably one of my favorites.

43) IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (WILDCARD) - What would Halloween be without it?


OCTOBER 29
44) IT'S ALIVE (1974) - Larry Cohen's killer baby flick has some cool ideas and suspenseful sequences, but could be better with a tighter edit.

45) THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT - Wallace and Gromit in clever feature debut.


OCTOBER 30
46) HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP - Great mutated salmon movie with some awesome monster and gore effects courtesy of Rob Bottin. Fast paced and very entertaining.

47) FRANKENSTEIN (1931) - James Whale's groundbreaking classic is still awesome. I do think Peter Cushing would kick Colin Clive's ass in a secound though.


OCTOBER 31 - HALLOWEEN
48) THE FOG (1980) - A triumph of style over substance. John Carpenter's follow up to "Halloween" has atmosphere to burn, but slasheresque ghost story is illogical as hell.

49) HALLOWEEN (1978) - After a night of trick or treating, what could be better than this? Even after countless viewings, it still rocks.

50) NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) - The end of Halloween, the end of the challenge, and the end of life as we know it. I always like to wrap the season up with Romero's nihilistic masterpiece.



THE END (FOR NOW...)



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2005 = 85
2006 = 134
2007 = 128
2008 = 98
2009 = 67
2010 = 130

It's the Commentary Year! Goal: 50 First-Time Listens
* = First-time Views
First time commentaries in italics
Theme Night selections

October 1:
1. Nosferatu (1929)
2. Shadow of the Vampire (2001) with director commentary
3. Santa Sangre (1989)*
4. Dead Tone (2007)*
5. Someone's Knocking at the Door (2009)*
October 2:
6. Nosferatu in Venice (1988)*
7. The Devil's Rain (1975)*
8. Rabid (1977) with director commentary
9. The Hidden (1987)*
10. Red State (2011)*
11. The Spiral Staircase (1945)*
October 3:
12. The Devil's Rain (1975) with director commentary
13. Cat People (1943) with historian and actor commentary
14. Alligator (1980) with director and actor commentary
October 4:
15. Frogs (1972)*
16. The Wicker Man (1973) with director and cast commentary
17. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) with director/DP/actor commentary
October 5:
18. Curse of the Cat People (1944) with historian and actor commentary
19. The Horde (2009)*
20. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)*
October 6:
21. Dead and Buried (1981)*
22. Buried (2010)*
23. Re-Animator (1985) with director commentary
October 7:
24. I Walked With a Zombie (1943) with historian commentary
25. Vampire Circus (1972)*
26. Dead of Night (1945)*
27. Scream 4 (2011)*
October 8:
28. The Thing (1982) with director/actor commentary
29. Dog Soldiers (2002) with producer commentary
30. The Descent (2005) with director/cast commentary
31. Maniac Cop (1988)*
October 9:
32. Premonition (2004)*
33. Three...Extremes (2004)*
34. Thirst (2009)*
October 10:
35. The Body Snatcher (1945) with director/historian commentary
36. The Golem (1920)*
37. Possession (1981)*
October 11:
38. The Wolf Man (1941) with historian commentary
39. The Feeding (2006)*
40. The Breed (2006)*
41. Werewolf (MST3K)
October 12:
42. Creepshow (1982)
43. The Dead Zone (1983)
October 13:
44. [REC] (2007)
45. [REC] 2 (2009)*
46. Trollhunter (2010)*
October 14:
47. The Haunted Strangler (1958)*
48. The Haunting (1963) with director/cast/screenwriter commentary
49. The Innocents (1961)
50. Lips of Blood (1974)*
51. The Walking Dead "Days Gone Bye"/"Guts"
October 15:
52. The Walking Dead "Tell it to the Frogs"/"Vato"
53. The Walking Dead "Wildfire"/"TS-19"
54. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)*
55. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2007)*
56. Shaun of the Dead (2004) with cast commentary
57. Society (1989)*
October 16:
58. Society (1989) with director commentary
59. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)*
60. Torso (1973)*
61. Bedlam (1945) with historian commentary
62. The Leopard Man (1943) with William Friedkin commentary
63. The Walking Dead "What Lies Ahead"*
October 17:
64. Trick r Treat (2008)
65. American Horror Story "Pilot"/"Home Invasion"*
October 18:
66. Dracula (1979)*
67. Dexter "Those Kinds of Things"/"Once Upon a Time"*
October 19:
68. Scream 4 (2010) with director/cast commentary
69. The Haunted Strangler (1958) with historian commentary
October 20:
70. Daybreakers (2009)*
71. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)*
72. Dracula (1931) with historian commentary
October 21:
73. 28 Weeks Later (2007) with director commentary
74. Night of the Comet (1984)*
75. They Live (1988) with director/actor commentary
76. Case 39 (2009)*
October 22:
77. After.Life (2009)*
78. Let Me In (2010)*
79. Deathdream (1974)*
80. Day of the Dead (2008)*
81. Dawn of the Dead (1978) with director et al. commentary
82. Uncle Sam (1997)*
October 23:
83. S&Man (2006)*
84. The Seventh Victim (1943) with historian commentary
85. Edward Scissorhands (1990) with director commentary
86. Sleepy Hollow (1999) with director commentary
87. Dexter "Smokey and the Bandit"/"A Horse of a Different Color"*
88. American Horror Story "Murder House"/The Walking Dead "Bloodletting"*
October 24:
89. Hatchet (2006)*
90. It's Alive (1974) with director commentary
91. It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978) with director commentary
October 25:
92. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)*
93. Theatre of Blood (1973)*
94. It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) with director commentary
October 26:
95. Videodrome (1983) with cast commentary
96. Pandorum (2009)*
97. Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) with commentary by "The King"
October 27:
98. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)*
99. In the Mouth of Madness (1994) with director/dp commentary
100. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) Wildcard #1
101. Bug (2006) with director commentary
October 28:
102. Burn Witch Burn (1962)*
103. Prince of Darkness (1987) with director commentary
October 29:
104. Stake Land (2010)*
105. Whitechapel "Episode 1.1"/"Episode 1.2"*
106. South Park "Spook-Tacular!"
107. Faust (1926)*
108. Faust: Love of the Damned (2000)*
October 30:
109. The Old Dark House (1932) with Gloria Stuart commentary
110. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) with director commentary
111. American Horror Story "Halloween"/The Walking Dead "Save the Last One"*
October 31:
112. The Devil's Backbone (2001) with director commentary
113. Halloween (1978)
114. Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XXII"* wildcard #2
115. Young Frankenstein (1974)

TOTALS!
Watched: 115
First-time views: 62 (54%)
Commentaries: 41 (36%)
First-time commentaries: 40
Theme nights: 100%

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Oct. 1, 2011
1. THE WALKING DEAD (1936/U.S., 65 min., b&w, crime-horror, Warner Bros.) DVD (Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics set)
Dir.: Michael Curtiz. Star: Boris Karloff. Karloff plays a man framed for murder by gangsters who is sent to the electric chair and is brought back to life when evidence of his innocence comes forth. The lab scene where he's revived echoes FRANKENSTEIN from five years earlier. Karloff, somewhat amnesiac, then goes after his killers, operating on a level of knowledge that is declared “supernatural.” His eerie performance is quite amazing, operating in a completely different universe from the world of Warner Bros. B-movie gangsters that dominates the rest of the film. Director Curtiz (CASABLANCA) also directed the historical epic, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE with Errol Flynn, that same year.

2. ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY (1945/U.S., 68 min., b&w, comedy-horror, RKO) DVD (Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics set)
Dir.: Gordon Douglas. Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wally Brown, Alan Carney. Brown and Carney, RKO’s unfunny Abbott & Costello knock-off team, play press agents who have to go to the Caribbean to find a zombie for their gangster employer’s nightclub—or else! They run into Bela Lugosi, as a mad scientist trying to create zombies in the lab, and an actual zombie played by Darby Jones—the zombie from I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943). Has some interesting supporting actors, including the Calypso singer Sir Lancelot (also from I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE) and black comic actor Nicodemus Stewart as a janitor who wants to remain among the “living living” and not be one of the “dead dead.”

3. CALLING DR. DEATH (1943/U.S., 63 min., b&w, mystery, Universal) DVD (Inner Sanctum Mysteries box set)
Dir.: Reginald LeBorg. Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Patricia Morison. The first in the Inner Sanctum Mysteries film series, spun off from the popular radio show. So little happens onscreen that this could indeed have played better as a radio show. Chaney plays a neurologist whose cheating wife has been murdered and he’s a suspect. He has no memory of where he was when it happened and he has to find out. Uses a lot of voiceover interior monologues. This plays more like film noir than horror, like something out of Cornell Woolrich, leading me to wonder why this series is never mentioned in studies of film noir.

4. THE WHIP AND THE BODY (1963/Italy, 88 min., color, horror-mystery) DVD (dubbed in English)
Dir.: Mario Bava. Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee. Beautifully photographed and designed in color. Very atmospheric, but not much happens and the characters are such a tawdry bunch that I didn’t care what happened to any of them. Christopher Lee plays a wastrel son who returns to the seaside family estate and is soon murdered, although his ghost seemingly returns to haunt his ex-lover, who’s now married to his brother. Something like that. I opted to watch the English dub. Lee is dubbed in by somebody else.

Oct. 2, 2011
5. WEIRD WOMAN (1944/U.S., 63 min., b&w, psychological horror/Universal) DVD (Inner Sanctum Mysteries box set)
Dir.: Reginald LeBorg. Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers. Pretty wild look at academic politics on a sprawling campus after a celebrated ethnologist brings back a wife from “the islands” (presumably Hawaii) whose “jungle” voodoo is ridiculed by everyone—but then horrible things begin to happen. Five interesting women characters played by five interesting actresses in a screenplay written by a woman. Three of them have the hots for the “brilliant” and “dynamic” Chaney, which is kind of puzzling. Based on Fritz Leiber's "Conjure Wife," which was later made in England as BURN, WITCH, BURN! (1962).

6. THE FROZEN GHOST (1945/U.S., 61 min., b&w, mystery-horror/Universal) DVD (Inner Sanctum Mysteries box set)
Dir.: Harold Young. Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers. Starts off promisingly with Chaney as a radio "mentalist" traumatized by the death on stage of a hypnotic subject who takes time off by staying in--get this--a wax museum with a creepy disgraced plastic surgeon who makes wax figures of Lady Macbeth and Genghis Khan and the like. And then, Madame Monet, the woman who runs the place, "disappears." There's a HOUSE OF WAX vibe that could have been developed with more imagination, but instead the scheme underlying it all is just too ridiculous to take seriously and it all falls apart in the final third.

7. STRANGE CONFESSION (1945/U.S., 62 min, b&w, revenge drama/Universal) DVD (Inner Sanctum Mysteries box set)
Dir.: John Hoffman. Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Carrol Naish. A remake of the 1934 Claude Rains movie, THE MAN WHO RECLAIMED HIS HEAD. This one, about a chemist who makes medicinal drugs for a corrupt manufacturer, plays out like an EC Comics horror tale found in "Tales from the Crypt" some six years later. The gruesome ending is telegraphed from the first scene but it still must have packed a punch in 1945 when such violence was normally censored. The best of the four Inner Sanctum films I've seen in this set so far. (Still two more to go.)

Oct. 3, 2011
8. DEAD MAN’S EYES (1944/U.S., 64 min., b&w, mystery/Universal) DVD (Inner Sanctum Mysteries box set)
Dir.: Reginald LeBorg. Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Acquanetta. Interesting plot, with Chaney as painter who’s blinded “accidentally” by his model, who’s jealous of his fiancée. When the fiancee’s father bequeaths his eyes to Chaney upon his death, someone murders the father and Chaney is a suspect. The actual culprit turns out to be quite a surprise.

9. PILLOW OF DEATH (1945/U.S., 66 min., b&w, mystery/Universal) DVD (Inner Sanctum Mysteries box set)
Dir.: Wallace Fox. Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce. Chaney’s a married lawyer with a yen for his secretary, which makes it look bad when his (unseen) wife is murdered. The secretary lives in an old dark house with a bunch of dotty old relatives who start getting murdered one by one. Needlessly complicated and a bit on the silly side, but the ending is a big surprise, esp. if you’ve seen all five previous films in this series. The best in this series remain WEIRD WOMAN and STRANGE CONFESSION.

Oct. 4, 2011
10. BRIDE OF THE GORILLA (1951/U.S., 66 min., b&w, jungle horror) DVD (Mill Creek’s 50 Sci-fi Classics set)
Dir.: Curt Siodmak. Cast: Raymond Burr, Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Conway. Writer-director Siodmak wrote the screenplay for THE WOLF MAN (1941) and does a variation of it here, transposing the plot to the Amazon jungle and having the protagonist turn into a gorilla instead (an odd choice considering that gorillas are not found within 10,000 miles of the Amazon). The budget is so low that we never actually SEE the character’s transformation-into-ape, nor do we see much of the gorilla either. But the cast is better than it should be and Raymond Burr makes a compelling anti-hero as the plantation manager who engineers the death of his boss and then marries the boss’s hot, blond, buxom widow (Payton), before being cursed by a local witch. Lon Chaney plays the “native” police chief.

Oct. 6, 2011
11. THE TERROR (1963/U.S., 81 min., color, gothic horror/AIP) Beta SP
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: Boris Karloff, Jack Nicholson, Sandra Knight. Old dark castle melodrama set in Napoleonic France in the early 1800s, but shot in a studio and on the beach at Big Sur, CA. Corman shot all of Karloff's scenes in 4 days on sets left over from THE RAVEN and THE HAUNTED PALACE, and then sent several proteges off on location to shoot the rest (which, surprisingly for a Corman production, took months). These proteges included Francis Coppola, Monte Hellman and Jack Hill. The script is all over the place, too. Notable only for its atmosphere and for an early Nicholson starring role.

Oct. 7, 2011
12. DEMON CITY SHINJUKU (1988/Japan, 80 min., color, anime-apocalyptic horror) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Yoshiaki Kawajiri.

From the director of WICKED CITY and NINJA SCROLL. This one's less over-the-top than those films in the bloodshed-gore-and sexual violence departments, but it's still a compelling, beautifully designed anime adventure of occult conflict with an overpowering air of atmospheric menace in the demon-possessed ruins of Shinjuku. My favorite film so far among the entries chosen for this challenge (and the only one I've seen multiple times before).

13. ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944/U.S., 75 min., b&w, comedy-mystery-horror) Beta SP
Dir.: Frank McDonald. Cast: Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi. Old dark house comedy with Haley (the Tin Man in THE WIZARD OF OZ) as an insurance salesman caught up in the machinations of a clan of greedy relatives fighting over an inheritance. Lugosi plays a red herring butler. Haley's amusing enough to make us wish the script were funnier. The rest of the cast includes old hands like Blanche Yurka, Lyle Talbot and Douglas Fowley.

Oct. 8, 2011
14. SHUTEN DOJI (1989/Japan, 93 min., color, anime occult horror) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Junji Nishimura. Based on a manga by Go Nagai. Ep. 1: Chapter of Hyoki/Ep. 2: Chapter of Goma. I watched the first two eps. of a 4-part series. A high school boy realizes that he’s actually an ancient demon-hunting warrior and goes into action when demons possess his girlfriend and teachers. Lots of violence, gore and nudity, but not much imagination. Go Nagai did the same kind of story so much better in his earlier "Devilman," which I really should watch again for this challenge.

15. HORROR OF DRACULA (1958/England, 82 min., color, vampire horror/Hammer Films) DVD
Director: Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough. I first saw this on the big screen 40 years ago. It remains the high point of Hammer horror for me. Beautifully done. Cushing’s Van Helsing uses an early form of dictaphone, one of those Edison devices that used cylinders to record your voice.

Oct. 9, 2011
16. HEAVEN AND HELL aka SHAOLIN HELLGATE (1980/Hong Kong, 88 min., color, kung fu-horror-fantasy/Shaw Bros.) VCD (Video Compact Disc) In Mandarin with English subs.
Dir.: Chang Cheh. Cast: Lee Yi Min, Fu Sheng, Lin Chen Chi. As bizarre a kung fu film as you’re ever likely to see. There are segments in Heaven and on Earth, before the action shifts to Hell for the bulk of the running time. Lee Yi Min is a celestial guard in Heaven who’s exiled to Earth and kills a bad guy and winds up in Hell. He recruits three of the Five Venoms to help him fight his way out. Among the tortures of Hell: gamblers get their fingers cut off and gossips get their tongues pulled. An all-star kung fu cast is involved. I never quite got the point of it all.

17. MAKAI TENSHO SAMURAI REINCARNATION (1981/Japan, 122 min., color, occult-historical adventure) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Kinji Fukasaku. Cast: Sonny Chiba, Kenji Sawada, Tomisaburo Wakayama. A famous incident from the early years of the Tokugawa Shogunate, when Christian rebels were massacred by the Shogun’s army, is given the occult/horror treatment as the Christian leader Shiro Amakusa turns to the Devil for help in exacting revenge on the Shogun and resurrects a band of dead warriors to help him, including famed swordsman Musashi Miyamoto! One of the most subversive films about Japanese history I’ve ever seen. Wild stuff and one of the best discoveries I’ve made during this challenge. All-star Japanese cast.

Oct. 10, 2011
18. NINJA RESURRECTION (1997/Japan, 79 min., color, anime gorefest/OAV) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Yasunori Urata. Straight-to-video anime remake of “Makai Tensho” (the Japanese title of this anime)—see previous entry. This is told in two parts, both included on the DVD. The first part is about the battle between the Shogun’s army and the Christian/farmer rebels and the second is about Shiro Amakusa’s satanic campaign of vengeance. Lots of over-the-top bloodshed, slaughter and gore, with ample nudity and sexual violence. Ends abruptly—evidently meant to be continued, but wasn’t. I don't recommend this.

19. REBORN FROM HELL: SAMURAI ARMAGEDDON (1996/Japan, 83 min., color, occult-historical adventure) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Kazumasa Shirai. Cast: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yuko Moriyama. 1st part of a two-part remake of the 1981 film (see #17), but with a low budget and a no-name cast. Slow and dull. Stick with the 1981 film. The anime version (see #18) seems to draw on this version more than the 1981 film.

20. BARON BLOOD (1972/Italy-Germany, 90 min., color, horror) VHS (dubbed in English)
Dir.: Mario Bava. Cast: Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotten, Massimo Girotti. Lightweight, PG-rated Bava piece about a bloodthirsty Baron who’s revived after 300 years and begins to kill again after taking over his old castle. Beautiful photography and location-filming, but a thin story focused primarily on nocturnal stalking. I saw this in a theater 38 years ago on a double bill with THE THING WITH TWO HEADS.

21. MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933/U.S., 77 min., color, mystery-horror/Warner Bros.) DVD.
Dir.: Michael Curtiz. Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell. This was remade in 3-D as HOUSE OF WAX (1953) with Vincent Price, which is the better movie (and is on the flip side of this disc). This one’s worth seeing for an array of amazing Caligari-esque sets by Anton Grot and the eerie look of the old 2-strip Technicolor, in which everything in most scenes was a mix of green and orange. Atwill’s a great villain, while the hero role is taken up by Glenda Farrell as a brassy, wisecracking blond lady reporter who, in a bit of pre-code dialogue, asks a cop, "How's your sex life?"

Oct. 11, 2011
22. THE EVIL MIND (aka THE CLAIRVOYANT) (1935/England, 68 min., b&w, occult drama/Gainsborough) Beta SP.
Dir.: Maurice Elvey. Cast: Claude Rains, Fay Wray. That's two Fay Wray movies in a row. Claude Rains excels as a fake psychic who suddenly finds he can make actual prophecies, but only when a certain other person, who's not his wife, is in his proximity. Which creates problems for him. There's a great mine disaster sequence that looks like it was actually shot in a mine. My P.D. copy is 13 min. shorter than the 81-minute original. I'd love to know what's missing.

Oct. 12, 2011
23. FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1947/U.S., 71 min., b&w, film noir/psychological mystery/Paramount) Beta SP.
Dir.: Maxwell Shane. Cast: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley. Based on “Nightmare,” by William Irish (Cornell Woolrich). 20 years before Star Trek (TOS), "Bones" plays a working man haunted by a nightmare in which he commits murder. His homicide detective brother-in-law (Paul Kelly) gets caught up in the case when the nightmare proves to have been real. Woolrich's stories of tormented men who've lost crucial memories was quite a popular source of material for film noir in the 1940s. This story was eventually remade as NIGHTMARE (1955) with Kevin McCarthy and Edward G. Robinson in the Kelley/Kelly roles.

[Hiatus for New York Comic Con and other interests]

Oct. 18, 2011
24. SAGA OF THE PHOENIX (1990/Hong Kong-Japan, 90 min., color, supernatural fantasy/Golden Harvest) VCD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Directors: Lam Nai Choi, Lau Shut-Yue. Cast: Gloria Yip, Loletta Lee, Hiroshi Abe. Hong Kong fantasy based on the Peacock King anime/manga. There’s a villainess called the Hell Concubine and enough of her hellish minions to make this film clearly eligible for this challenge, despite the abundance of Hong Kong slapstick comedy and the emphasis on the terminally adorable teen star Gloria Yip as “Hell Virgin Ashura.” She has a cute little imp sidekick named Genie created by puppet, mechanical model and stop-motion animation. I enjoyed this.

25. HOLD THAT GHOST (1941/U.S., 86 min., b&w, old dark house comedy/Universal) DVD
Dir.: Arthur Lubin. Cast: Abbott & Costello, Joan Davis, Evelyn Ankers. I used to see this all the time on Channel 11 in New York, but they always cut about 20-25 min. of it to fit it into a 90-min. time slot with commercials. So a lot of scenes were new to me. I used to love A& C, but as a grown-up I find their routines tiresome. Comedienne Joan Davis perks this one up and the best scene features her and Costello doing a slapstick dance duet to “Blue Danube.”

Oct. 19, 2011
26. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984/U.S., 92 min., color, horror/New Line) VHS.
Dir.: Wes Craven. Cast: John Saxon, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp. First time I’ve seen a film in this franchise. I don’t quite get the appeal of it, nor did I buy the premise. That whole dreams-coming-alive thing is something I just can’t suspend disbelief for. The opening credits tell us that Robert Englund plays “Fred Krueger.”

27. PEACOCK KING (1989/Hong Kong-Japan, 80 min., color, supernatural fantasy/Golden Harvest) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Lam Nai-choi. Cast: Yuen Biao, Gloria Yip, Gordon Liu. I watched the more comedic sequel, SAGA OF THE PHOENIX, yesterday. I should have watched this first. Yuen Biao is the star and he had only a supporting part in the sequel. Gloria Yip, as Ashura, has a small part here. Lots of stop-motion animated monsters in this one. The action shifts from Japan to Hong Kong to Tibet. Based on a Japanese manga/anime series. Exciting, but gets a little too serious in its final section in Tibet.

28. AYAKASHI - SAMURAI HORROR TALES: YOTSUYA GHOST STORY (2006/Japan, 90 min., color, anime period ghost story/Toei) DVD.
Dir.: Tetsuo Imazawa. This DVD offers four eps. of a TV series, the original title being “Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror,” and the subject of the four eps. is “Yotsuya Kaidan,” a ghost story written almost 200 years ago and one that’s frequently performed on stage in Japan. The original author narrates a tale of a “grudge” ghost who goes after the husband who dumped her for a younger woman and had her killed. Very beautifully animated.

Oct. 22, 2011
29. THE INVISIBLE MAN’S REVENGE (1944/U.S., 77 min., b&w, horror-sci-fi/Universal) VHS.
Dir.: Ford Beebe. Cast: Jon Hall, John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers. Last entry in the Invisible Man series has the most contrived plot—and no relation to the other Invisible Man movies. Hall, who played a good guy in THE INVISIBLE AGENT (1942), plays a homicidal maniac who gets turned invisible by mad scientist John Carradine (who had a bit part in the original INVISIBLE MAN, 1933). So there’s no sympathy for the main character. Hall’s actually quite good, but his performance is kind of wasted since there’s no formidable hero character for him to play off.

30. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987/U.S., 96 min., color, horror/New Line) VHS.
Dir.: Chuck Russell. Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette. The best moment involves a cameo by Dick Cavett and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Heather Langenkamp is one of the worst actresses I’ve ever seen in a theatrically released movie. Craig Wasson looks disturbingly like Bill Maher. There are occasional good ideas, but the script doesn't develop them. This was supposed to finish up the series for good, but the money was too good to stop.

31. BLACK MAGIC (1975/Hong Kong, 91 min., color, occult horror/Shaw Bros.) R3 DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Ho Meng-hua. Cast: Ti Lung, Ku Feng, Tanny Tien Ni, Lily Li. Set in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in order to craft a setting that mixes ancient occult lore with a modern Asian city. The gorgeous Tanny Tien Ni plays a hot widow who uses the spells of a black magician (Ku Feng) to win the heart of her handsome employee (Ti Lung) away from his new bride (Lily Li). Ends in a showdown between a good shaman and the black magician on the beams atop a construction site. Wild and fun as only Hong Kong can do it. One of the seven best films I’ve seen for this challenge.

Oct. 23, 2011
32. VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE ANIMATED SERIES, Volumes 1-2 (aka NIGHT WARRIORS: DARKSTALKERS’ REVENGE, 1997/Japan, 90 min., color, anime supernatural fantasy/OAV/Capcom) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Masashi Ikeda. 4-part series based on Capcom’s “Vampire Hunter” video game. Darkness rules over humanity in a period setting that has modern touches (cars, TV screens, electric guitars). A vampire hunter emerges who is half-“Darkstalker” and sets out to rid the world of Darkstalkers. Can’t say I understood everything, but it IS very imaginative and its talkiness is leavened by plenty of action scenes and lots of monsters.

33. ENCHANTING SHADOW (1960/Hong Kong, 79 min., color, ghost story/Shaw Bros.) R3 DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir. Li Han-hsiang. Cast: Betty Loh Ti, Chao Lei, Yang Chih-ching. A simple ghost story, done gently and deliberately, focusing on character rather than supernatural thrills, as a young scholar gradually realizes the true nature of the mysterious beauty who keeps visiting him at night, the growing danger to him and the task he must accomplish to set things right. This was remade as A CHINESE GHOST STORY (1987), which had far more thrills and special effects, but wasn’t quite as beautiful as this film.

34. SANTO Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO (SANTO AND THE BLUE DEMON VS. DRACULA AND THE WOLFMAN) (1973/Mexico, 99 min., color, wrestling-horror) DVD (in Spanish with English subs.)
Dir.: Miguel M. Delgado. Cast: Santo, Blue Demon, Aldo Monti, Nubia Marti. Wrestling superstars Santo and the Blue Demon are charged with the task of protecting the family of a professor who’s been kidnapped for the purpose of reviving Count Dracula and the Wolf Man. They totally botch the job. Very little action until the two wrestlers take on a band of unconvincing werewolves at the 85-minute mark. Wrestling bouts bookend the film, making it about 20 minutes longer than it needed to be. Well, at least I’ve seen a Mexican horror film for this challenge.

Oct. 24, 2011
35. CURSE OF THE UNDEAD YOMA (aka Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma) (1989/Japan, 77 min., color, anime ninja horror/OAV/Toho) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Takashi Anno. Script: Noboru Aikawa. Lots of monsters, demons, ghosts, spiders and walking corpses in this gory tale of a young ninja looking for the childhood buddy who'd scarred him and fled during a battle and is now at the heart of a revival of demonic evil in the land (1570s Japan). Beautifully designed and animated, but not much attention is paid to the narrative or the characterizations. Watchable but if you're looking for a compelling story, you're better off with the Peacock King or Vampire Princess Miyu OAV series from around that same time. This DVD contains both parts of this made-for-video anime.

Oct. 25, 2011
36. THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963/U.S., 87 min., color, horror/AIP) VHS.
Dir.: Roger Corman. Cast: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr. I consider this the best of Corman's Edgar Allan Poe cycle, chiefly because it wasn't based on Poe but on a novel by H.P. Lovecraft, "The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward." Probably the best Lovecraft adaptation as well. The title comes from a Poe poem and some lines from the poem were thrown in to make a tenuous connection to Poe. Beautifully atmospheric production. Corman directed a few horror films, but I think this one is the creepiest and most effective.

Oct. 26, 2011
37. VIDEODROME (1983/Canada, 87 min., color, sci-fi-horror-thriller) VHS.
Dir.: David Cronenberg. Cast: James Woods, Deborah Harry. Cronenberg does love transformation of flesh, doesn't he? I watched a cut Sci-Fi Channel broadcast taped 12 years ago, so I don't feel I should judge it yet. I didn't quite understand the whole premise anyway. Given the tape fetish on display (Betamax, no less!), what would a remake in the digital file/streaming era look like?

Oct. 27, 2011
38. “Jeepers Creepers…It’s Boris Karloff!” Live event at New York Public Library. Four actors read from a script to reenact highlights from Boris Karloff’s life and career while scenes from that life, including film clips and stills, are projected on a screen behind them on the stage. Audio clips from interviews with Karloff are used as well. This was followed by a live Q&A session with Karloff’s daughter, Sara Karloff. Mayor Bloomberg declared this weekend, “Boris Karloff Weekend.”

Oct. 28, 2011
39. VAMPIRE HUNTER: THE ANIMATED SERIES, Volumes 3-4 (aka NIGHT WARRIORS: DARKSTALKERS’ REVENGE, 1997/Japan, 90 min., color, supernatural fantasy/OAV/Capcom) VHS (Vol. 3: in Japanese with English subs./Vol. 4: dubbed in English)
Dir.: Masashi Ikeda. All over the map, narrative-wise. Several sets of characters are in play, but none of them get to do much as giant robots set out to wipe out all life on Earth and, in the final episode, the robots battle an invader from outer space named Pyron, who then has to take on the “Vampire Hunter” of the title. Confusing, but beautifully animated and designed.

Oct. 29, 2011
40. ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND (1980/Hong Kong, 98 min., color, kung fu-horror-comedy/Golden Harvest) VHS (English dub)
Dir.: Sammo Hung. Cast: Sammo Hung, Chung Fa, Chan Lung. The progenitor of kung fu-horror-comedy as only Sammo Hung can do it. And he doesn’t stint on either element. It’s great watching competing Taoist mystics battle each other, with Sammo as kung fu pawn. Sammo has three scenes where he has to spend the night in locked chambers with revived corpses. The kung fu finale is spectacular.

41. THE EVIL DEAD (1983/U.S., 85 min., color, gore-horror) VHS.
Dir.: Sam Raimi. Star: Bruce Campbell. In American horror films, gruesome things happen to people with no rhyme or reason. Here, horrible things happen to five innocent young people, two guys and three girls, when they spend the night at a ramshackle cabin in the woods somewhere. Not clear who or what it is that turns four of them into monsters or why. The brief explanation given made no sense to me. All Raimi cares about is the gore.

42. FAIRY, GHOST, VIXEN (1965/Hong Kong, 105 min., color, ghost stories/Cathay) DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Tang Huang. Cast: Tang Ching, Bai Bing, Chen Fang. Three separate stories taken from the same source material that gave us A CHINESE GHOST STORY (1987). Here the first story is the same one that was used both for CGS plus an earlier film version, ENCHANTING SHADOW (1960, see #33). In this version, the character is a vixen (fox spirit), not a ghost. The second story deals with a ghost and the third with a fairy, hence the title. All three take the form of beautiful women who have a relationship with a human man. Simply and beautifully done, like real fairy tales.

43. DIE, MONSTER, DIE! (1965/U.S.-U.K., 79 min., color, horror-sci-fi/AIP) DVD
Dir.: Daniel Haller. Cast: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams. Adaptation of Lovecraft’s “The Color Out of Space.” Very atmospheric design and cinematography. Not the most exciting story, but always very watchable and Karloff is great as a wheelchair-bound patriarch in a remote English estate trying to protect a deadly family secret from the outside world. I believe this veers away from the horror in the original story into a more science fiction direction, although I’d have to read the story again to confirm that.

Oct. 30, 2011
44. FRANKENSTEIN 1970 (1958/U.S., 83 min., b&w, horror/Allied Artists) DVD (Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics set)
Dir.: Howard W. Koch. Cast: Boris Karloff, Donald Barry, Jana Lund. This was the first horror movie I saw on the big screen. It was on a double bill with the Russian fantasy epic, SWORD AND THE DRAGON. I was seven years old. I was thrilled to see Karloff on the big screen, because I was such a fan of the original FRANKENSTEIN from TV viewings, but even at that tender age, I recognized this as a total rip-off. Or in the parlance of the time, “That was cheap.” It hasn’t improved with age, although Karloff is great as always.

45. A CHINESE GHOST STORY (1987/Hong Kong, 96 min., color, supernatural fantasy) VHS (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ching Siu-Tung. Cast: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma. Groundbreaking Hong Kong fantasy mixing wire fu, monster effects, walking corpses, and an absolutely delirious romance between a human and a ghost. When it isn’t horrific, it’s quite beautiful. Joey Wang as the ghostly beauty is just amazing. I’ve now seen three film versions of this story for this challenge.

46. BLEACH (2004/Japan, 92 min., color, anime occult adventure/TV series) DVD Vol. 1: Eps. 1-4 (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Noriyuki Abe. A high school boy who can see the souls of the dead becomes a “soul reaper,” whose job is to help souls pass over into the next life and protect them from being eaten by the monstrous soul eaters known as “Hollows.” High school life is mixed with violent and intense battles with the Hollows over assorted innocent souls. Quite moving, actually. This long-running series is still airing new episodes in Japan!

Oct. 31, 2011
47. THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957/England, 83 min., color, horror/Hammer) DVD
Dir.: Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee. Cushing is the most arrogant and supercilious of Dr. Frankensteins--and the actor is magnificent in capturing those qualities--but it serves to distance us from the character. In the original (1931), we felt the mad doctor's passion and had some sympathy for him. Here he's an out-and-out sociopath. Lee is very good as the monster--and I like the makeup job--but there's not enough of him. (We don't even see him till the 49-minute mark.) He's not given a chance to make us feel for him. They got it right with HORROR OF DRACULA next, which I saw earlier in the challenge (see #15). But this is historically significant as the first classic monster film made in color.

OFFICIAL CHECKLIST:
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley -
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
--- Hazel Court – THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
--- Klaus Kinski -
--- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. – CALLING DR. DEATH
--- Michael Gough – HORROR OF DRACULA
--- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins -
--- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister - THE EVIL DEAD
--- Vincent Price – THE HAUNTED PALACE

Watch a film composed by:
--- James Bernard – HORROR OF DRACULA
--- Simon Boswell -

Watch a film directed by:
--- David Cronenberg - VIDEODROME
--- Jean Rollin -
--- John Carpenter -
---Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
--- Terence Fisher – HORROR OF DRACULA

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- Dick Smith -
--- Tom Savini -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- Anthology Film – FAIRY, GHOST, VIXEN
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a Novel – WEIRD WOMAN, based on “Conjure Wife,” by Fritz Leiber
--- Blue Underground -
--- Called "Attack of ..." -
--- Called "Day of ..." -
--- Called "Night of ..." -
--- Called "Return of ..." -
--- Called "Revenge of ..." -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial – “Vampire Hunter: The Animated Series”
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels –
--- Film and its Remake – ENCHANTING SHADOW/ A CHINESE GHOST STORY
--- Frankenstein – FRANKENSTEIN 1970
--- Ghost / Haunting – A CHINESE GHOST STORY
--- Giallo – BARON BLOOD
--- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.)
--- J-Horror – AYAKASHI: SAMURAI HORROR TALES: YOTSUYA GHOST STORY
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Silent Film -
--- Spoof / Comedy – ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY
--- Takes Place in Space -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Vampire – HORROR OF DRACULA
--- Werewolf – SANTY Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious – NINJA RESURRECTION
--- With Commentary -
--- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title -
--- Won an Academy Award (any category) -
--- Zombie – ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
--- First format, (DVD), (DIE, MONSTER, DIE!).
--- Second format, (VHS), (BARON BLOOD).
--- Third format, (VCD), (HEAVEN AND HELL).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (Japanese), (MAKAI TENSHO: SAMURAI REINCARNATION).
--- Second language, (Cantonese), (A CHINESE GHOST STORY).
--- Third language, (Spanish), (SANTO Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 – THE WALKING DEAD
--- 1940 – WEIRD WOMAN
--- 1950 – BRIDE OF THE GORILLA
--- 1960 – THE WHIP AND THE BODY
--- 1970 – BARON BLOOD
--- 1980 – A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
--- 1990 – NINJA RESURRECTION
--- 2000 - BLEACH
--- 2010 -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG - BARON BLOOD
--- PG-13 -
--- R - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
--- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated -

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -


Personal checklist:
Spoiler:

First-time viewings: 23 (Out of 46 films)

Films by country of origin:
Hollywood/North America: 22
Japan: 10
Hong Kong: 8
England: 3
Italy: 2
Mexico: 1

Five Best First-Time Viewings:
MAKAI TENSHO SAMURAI REINCARNATION
BLACK MAGIC
FAIRY, GHOST, VIXEN
ENCHANTING SHADOW
AYAKASHI - SAMURAI HORROR TALES: YOTSUYA GHOST STORY

Five Best Films Seen Before:
HORROR OF DRACULA
THE HAUNTED PALACE
ENCOUNTER OF THE SPOOKY KIND
DEMON CITY SHINJUKU
A CHINESE GHOST STORY

Five Worst of the Challenge (all first-time viewings):
SANTO Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO
THE EVIL DEAD
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3
REBORN FROM HELL: SAMURAI ARMAGEDDON

Films by decade:
1930s: 3
1940s: 11
1950s: 4
1960s: 6
1970s: 3
1980s: 12
1990s: 5
2000s: 2

Formats:
DVD: 27
VHS: 13
VCD: 2
Beta SP: 4
Live event: 1

Stars:
Lon Chaney Jr.: 7
Boris Karloff: 4 + live event devoted to him
Evelyn Ankers: 4
Bela Lugosi: 2
Peter Cushing + Christopher Lee: 2
Vincent Price: 1

Directors:
Michael Curtiz: 2
Mario Bava: 2
Roger Corman: 2
Terence Fisher: 2
Reginald LeBorg: 3
Others (one each): Kinji Fukasaku, Chang Cheh, David Cronenberg, Sam Raimi, Gordon Douglas, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Sammo Hung, Wes Craven


Nov. 5: List is finalized

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Re: The 7th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Complete in a mediocre way, will try to flesh out stats later. 129 total, 70 FTV


Saturday October 1st


1 - House (1977) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Midnight hour Criterion for double Challenge credit! One of the strangest movies I've ever seen. Good, and entertaining, but so incredibly strange.

2 - Cat People (1942) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Midnight hour Criterion for double Challenge credit! Wonderful film. Looking forward to watching the sequel and then both again with the commentaries.

3 - Santa Sangre (1989) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Theme Night - Wow! Wasn't expecting much, had never even heard of this title before getting it for the subset. Researched it a bit after viewing it and see that it is an all-time favorite of many. Absolutely loved it.

4 - Paranormal Activity (2007) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - For checklist purposes only, Rifftrax. This was a fun film in the theater, but I doubt I'll ever watch it without Rifftrax again.

5 - Clownhouse (1989) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Hard to watch without thinking of what the director did to the lead actor. Cool to see such a young Sam Rockwell. Actually a pretty good little film with good scares and tension throughout, but I feel dirty by just owning it.

6 - Horror of Dracula (1958) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - I doubt I'll come close to finishing the checklist, but decided to watch this again to get a few checks out of the way.

7 - Monster in the Closet (1986) - IMDB - Wiki - Hulu at home - Couldn't sleep, so decided to check out Hulu's horror section. Not sure why I picked this one, as I knew I had the DVD. Interesting cast. Took me a few minutes to realize that I had seen this one before. Fell asleep during it, will finish later and comment more. Didn't enjoy it this time either.

Sunday October 2nd


8 - [REC] (2007) - IMBD - Wiki - DVD at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Theme Night - Wonderful film, perhaps my favorite of 2007. Should get off my butt and find the sequel.

9 - Rabid (1977) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Theme Night - Picked this one at random, few horror choices on my PC, but coincidentally this one fits today's theme, and satisfies at least one checklist item.

Monday October 3rd


10 - Halloweentown (1998) - IMDB - Wiki - Cable TV with Jen & Elise at future home - Not nearly as bad as I feared. I think I'll actually watch all the sequels with the little one this month.

11 - Orca: Killer Whale (1977) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Subset Thread Discussion - Theme Night - Guilty pleasure.

Tuesday October 4th


12 - Lady in White (1988) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Watched this early by accident, but it's good enough that I may watch it again on it's appropriate night.

13 - Torture Garden (1967) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Didn't enjoy this all that much last year, but again I'm limited to what DVD rips happen to be on my PC here at work. Anthology is still a checklist item, right?

14 - Frogs (1972) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Subset Thread Discussion - Theme Night - Love it for nostalgic reasons, but so horribly bad.

15 - Sisters (1973) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Theme Night - Too tired to really search for more 70s horror for more theme night viewing, but this disc was handy so I gave this de Palma thriller a re-watch as I went to sleep.

Wednesday October 5th


16 - The Horde (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Theme Night - Nice action flick.

17 - Cat People (1942) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Watched again with excellent commentary from film historian Greg Mank.

Thursday October 6th


18 - Dead & Buried (1981) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming on iPhone at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Theme Night - Cool, a "video nasty"!

19 - New Year's Evil (1980) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming on iPhone at work/home - Fairly generic and disappointing.

20 - The Grapes of Death (1978) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

Friday October 7th


21 - Vampire Circus (1972) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

22 - Trollhunter (2010) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion - Loved it!

23 - Beware! The Blob (1972) - IMDB - Wiki - Youtube streaming at home -

24 - Curse of the Cat People (1944) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

25 - Curse of the Cat People (1944) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Watched again with excellent commentary by film historian Greg Mank w/ Simone Simon.

Saturday October 8th


26 - Goliathon (1977) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

27 - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D (1991) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at home - Not as bad as I feared.

28 - Blade (1998) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

29 - Blade (1998) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Again with composer commentary.

30 - Blade (1998) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Yet again with cast and crew commentary.

31 - Blade II (2002) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Sunday October 9th


32 - Premonition (2004) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home -

33 - Kwaidan (1964) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Monday October 10th


34 - Mark of the Devil (1970) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming iPhone at work -

35 - Wildcard #1, 1890s films - The Sign of the Cross (1899) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work - The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work - Some may get tired of watching these same shorts each year just for the checklist, but I don't.

36 - Wildcard #2, 1900s films - The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work - The Monster (1903) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work - I love reflecting on the history of film and how much and little has changed since these beginnings.

37 - Wildcard #3, 1910s films - Frankenstein (1910) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work - Le vitrail diabolique (1910) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work - Each year I hope we all turn up different and perhaps even older films.

38 - Carver (2008) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at work - I usually strongly dislike any sort of torture film, and this being a no-name low budget one, I expected to hate it. But it was pretty decent actually, better than almost all of it's type that I've seen. Thanks Lillian!

39 - Kill Baby, Kill (1966) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Subset Thread Discussion - Most of the films in my two Bava boxsets are unwatched. Shouldn't keep holding off, as I enjoy one I see.

Tuesday October 11th


40 - Dog Soldiers (2002) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

41 - The Wolf Man (1941) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

42 - The Wolf Man (1941) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Again with commentary by film historian Tom Seaver.

43 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

44 - She-Wolf of London (1946) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

45 - Werewolf of London (1935) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

46 - White Dog (1982) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Too melodramatic and, pardon the pun, black and white for me.

47 - Wolf Blood (1925) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at home -

48 - The Beast Within (1982) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home -

Wednesday October 12th


49 - Creepshow (1982) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

50 - The Mist (2007) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home -

51 - Misery (1990) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home -

Thursday October 13th


52 - [REC] 2 (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at home -

53 - Monster (2008) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Incredibly bad, and not in a so bad it's good way.

54 - Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot (1977) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - I think I saw this in theaters as a kid. It was better then.

55 - Paranormal Entity (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Horrible, but not as bad as Monster thankfully. Why do I watch Asylum films?

56 - The Last Exorcism (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home -

57 - The Tunnel (2011) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at home -

Friday October 14th


58 - Sauna (2008) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Not sure if I really understood everything the creators were trying to say, but I did enjoy it very much.

59 - Hellraiser (1987) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work/home - Still creepy.

60 - Devil (2010) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Not as awful as I feared, but glad I only spent $4 on it.

61 - House of Wax (2005) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Uhm, I might take grief for this, but I kinda liked it.

62 - Curse of Frankenstein (1957) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Saturday October 15th


63 - Poultrygeist (2006) - IMDB - Wiki - Hulu streaming on iPhone at home/work - Subset Thread Discussion -

64 - Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work -

65 - Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at work -

66 - Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Dracula is way too much of an idiot and wimp in these Hammer films. Good otherwise.

67 - Stan Helsing (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Not as bad as I feared.

68 - Zombieland (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home -

Sunday October 16th


69 - The Card Player (2004) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at work -

70 - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work -

71 - House of Wax (1953) - IMDB - Wiki - Youtube at work -

Monday October 17th


72 - Trick 'R Treat (2007) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming and BD at home -

73 - Asylum (1972) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

74 - Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home -

Tuesday October 18th


75 - Pumpkinhead (1988) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work/home - Subset Thread Discussion -

76 - Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at home -

77 - Friday the 13th (1980) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home -

Wednesday October 19th


78 - Evil Enko (2004) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at work -

79 - The Deadly Tower (1975) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work -

80- The Stepfather (1987) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work - Subset Thread Discussion -

81 - The Stepfather II (1989) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube streaming at work/home -
Spoiler:
Wedding day murder, just what I needed to see.

82 - Dust Devil (1992) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Thursday October 20th


83 - From Dusk Til Dawn (1986) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at work - Subset Thread Discussion -

84 - Count Dracula (1970) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at work

85 - Darkman (1990) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at work -

86 - Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at work -

87 - Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at work/home -

Friday October 21st


88 - Night of the Comet (1984) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

89 - Re-Animator (1985) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - One of my most watched films.

90 - Birdemic:Shock and Terror (2010) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Best worst movie ever.

91 - Birdemic:Shock and Terror (2010) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Again with moderated main cast commentary. Very informative and fun.

92 - Village of the Damned (1995) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home - Christopher Reeve was good, but another pointless remake.

Saturday October 22nd


93 - Deathdream (1974) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion - Fantastic film.

94 - The Mothman Prophecies (2002) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

95 - The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

96 - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Sunday October 23rd


97 - The Ghost (1963) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube at home - Very Poe-ish. For checklist purposes.

98 - The Sentinel (1977) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home -

99 - Hour of the Wolf (1968) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

Monday October 24th


100 - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

101 - They Came From Beyond Space (1967) - IMDB/IMDB - Wiki/ Wiki - Hulu Streaming at work - Watched this one with Elvira to fulfill that checklist requirement.

102 - Jason X (2002) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube Streaming at work - More checklist fodder.

103 - Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (2004) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work - Still more checklist fodder. Quite mediocre, but cool to see Feldman.

104 - Virus (1999) - IMDB - Wiki - PC at work/home - Checklist buffer.

105 - Mimic (1997) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Haven't seen it in about 10 years iirc, still love it.

106 - Splice (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Meh.

Tuesday October 25th


107 - Theater of Blood (1973) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

108 - Madhouse (1974) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Wednesday October 26th


109 - The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion - Almost put me to sleep.

110 - The Gore Gore Girls (1972) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home - - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Thursday October 27th


111 - Session 9 (2001) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home -

112 - Dark Corners (2006) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home -

113 - Sh! The Octopus (1937) - IMDB - Wiki - Warner Archives Streaming at home -

114 - The Disappeared (2005) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home -

Friday October 28th


115 - Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion -

116 - Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at home - Subset Thread Discussion - Watched again with LaserDisc commentary from writer Richard Matheson.

117 - Piranha (2010) - IMDB - Wiki - DVD at home -

Saturday October 29th


118 - Amusement (2008) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix streaming at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Great production values, but unoriginal and weak overall.

119 - Repulsion (1965) - IMDB - Wiki - YouTube at work - Subset Thread Discussion - Classic.

120 - Red State (2011) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at home - A few nicely done moments, decent acting, lots of potential, but horribly made and overall very disappointing.

Sunday October 30th


121 - The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010) - IMDB - Wiki - Netflix Streaming at work - Subset Thread Discussion -

122 - Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) - IMDB - Wiki - Theatrical at AMC Tysons - Subset Thread Discussion - Expected to hate this, but it's my favorite of the trilogy.

123 - The Thing (2011) - IMDB - Wiki - Theatrical at AMC Tysons - Subset Thread Discussion

Monday October 31st


124 - Halloween II (2009) - IMDB - Wiki - BD at home - Crap.

125 - MST3K film

Partial Entries
Spoiler:

The Duxorcist (1987) - IMDB - Wiki - Youtube streaming at home - Watched for the G rating.

Butterfinger the 13th (2011) - IMDB - Wiki - Online streaming at home -

The Janitor, Zombie Puppets in Space - YouTube Streaming at work - Checklist fodder.

Simpson Treehouse of Terror episodes 1-3

a couple of Disney shows with Halloween

American Horror Story pilot and E2

The Walking Dead S2E1


Total 129, FTV 70



2011 Subset List - 31/31 completed
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Bladz - Santa Sangre (1989)
-X- 10/02: coyoteblue - [Rec] (2008)
-X- 10/03: rbrown498 - Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
-X- 10/04: orlmac - Frog (1972)
-X- 10/05: Darkgod - The Horde (2009)
-X- 10/06: Mister Peepers - Dead & Buried (1981)
-X- 10/07: mallratcal - Vampire Circus (1972)
-X- 10/08: Screwadu - Goliathon (1977)
-X- 10/09: tarfrimmer - Premonition (2004)
-X- 10/10: Undeadcow - The Grapes of Death (1978)
-X- 10/11: Gobear - Dog Soldiers (2002)
-X- 10/12: Trevor - Creepshow (1982)
-X- 10/13: Chad - Trollhunter (2010)
-X- 10/14: J. Farley - Sauna (2008)
-X- 10/15: SterlingBen - Poultrygeist (2006)
-X- 10/16: BobO'Link - Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
-X- 10/17: kyleblack - Asylum (1972)
-X- 10/18: shellebelle - Pumpkinhead (1988)
-X- 10/19: takingchase - The Stepfather (1987)
-X- 10/20: shadokitty - From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
-X- 10/21: nezumi - Night of the Comet (1984)
-X- 10/22: Mondo Kane - Deathdream (1974)
-X- 10/23: MinLShaw - Hour of the Wolf (1968)
-X- 10/24: Cool Ghoul - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
-X- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Theater of Blood (1973)
-X- 10/26: SethDLH - The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
-X- 10/27: clckworang - Repulsion (1965)
-X- 10/28: NoirFan - Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
-X- 10/29: terrycloth - Amusement (2008)
-X- 10/30: dcrw6 - The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010)
-X- 10/31: riotinmyskull - The Lady in White (1988)

2011 Theme Nights - 31/31 completed
Spoiler:

DATE
THEME
EXAMPLES
Saturday, October 1st Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films, 2, 3 Tormented, Bubba Ho-Tep, Freaks, Humanoids from the Deep
Sunday, October 2nd Down With the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral Rabid, 28 Days Later, I Drink Your Blood, The Crazies, Shivers
Monday, October 3rd One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation Piranha, Grizzly, Great White, Alligator, Mako: Jaws of Death
Tuesday, October 4th Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema, 2 The Wicker Man, Phantasm, Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Wednesday, October 5th Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films, 2 Eyes Without a Face, The Pack, The Horde, Lips of Blood
Thursday, October 6th Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties Driller Killer, Madhouse, Dead & Buried, Possession, Xtro, Snuff
Friday, October 7th Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue Demons of the Mind, Torture Garden, Elfie Hopkins, Crescendo
Saturday, October 8th Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror Maniac Cop, Vampires, Resident Evil, Dog Soldiers, The Thing
Sunday, October 9th The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai
J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian
I Saw the Devil, The Coffin, Darah, Ouija, Rampo Noir, Diary
Marebito, Raaz, Ebola Syndrome, Faithless Hell, Kuntilanak
Monday, October 10th Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror - BFI's 100 European Horror Films Anguish, Buio Omega, Diabolique, The Golem, Possession
Tuesday, October 11th Full Moon Madness - Werewolves (Full Moon Occurs 9:07 PM EST) Bad Moon, Cry of the Werewolf, Ginger Snaps, The Howling
Wednesday, October 12th Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King Salem's Lot, Misery, Firestarter, The Mist, It, Children of the Corn
Thusday, October 13th Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage TrollHunter, [Rec], Grave Encounters, Cannibal Holocaust
Friday, October 14th Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost The Lady in White, Insidious, The Innocents, The Others
Saturday, October 15th Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films, 2, 3 The Comedy of Terrors, Hausu, Frankenhooker, Terror Firmer
Sunday, October 16th Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films, 2 Dellamorte Dellamore, Torso, Twitch of the Death Nerve
Monday, October 17th Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies Nightmares, From Beyond the Grave, Kaidan, Body Bags
Tuesday, October 18th Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror, 2 Ash, Hannibal Lecter, Michael Myers, Norman Bates
Wednesday, October 19th It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, Deranged, Eyeball, Pieces
Thursday, October 20th A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films (Happy B-day, Bela) Stake Land, Let the Right One In, Daybreakers, Lemora
Friday, October 21st It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror, 2 The Last Man on Earth, Hardware, 28 Days Later, The Mist
Saturday, October 22nd Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films, 2 The Dead Matter, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
Sunday, October 23rd Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror The Fog, Black Sunday, The Uninvited, House of Dark Shadows
Monday, October 24th The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants Galaxy of Terror, Humongous, Night of the Bloody Apes,
Tuesday, October 25th The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography Witchfinder General, The Bat, The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Wednesday, October 26th eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore August Underground, Dead Alive, Nekromantik, Violent Shit
Thursday, October 27th Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror Session 9, Repulsion, The Bad Seed, The Ward, Angel Heart, Pin
Friday, October 28th That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft Viy, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, Suspiria, The Uncanny
Saturday, October 29th Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues 1. Brew Some Coffee. 2. Abandon Sleep. 3. Watch Whatever.
Sunday, October 30th The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic Alucarda, Prince of Darkness, The Black Cat, Night of the Demon
Monday, October 31st All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Hell Night, Idle Hands

-X- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films -
-X- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral -
-X- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation -
-X- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema -
-X- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films -
-X- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties -
-X- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue -
-X- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror -
-X- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian -
-X- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films -
-X- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves -
-X- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King -
-X- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage -
-X- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost -
-X- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films -
-X- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films -
-X- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
-X- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror -
-X- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
-X- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films -
-X- 10/21: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror -
-X- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films -
-X- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror -
-X- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants -
-X- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography -
-X- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore -
-X- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror -
-X- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft -
-X- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues -
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic -
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related -

Checklist - 87/87 completed
Spoiler:

Watch a film starring:
-X- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley - multiple
-X- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig - multiple
-X- Hazel Court -
-X- Klaus Kinski -
-X- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree - Pumpkinhead
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. - multiple
-X- Michael Gough - multiple
-X- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins -
-X- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister -
-X- Vincent Price - multiple

Watch a film composed by:
-X- James Bernard - multiple
-X- Simon Boswell -

Watch a film directed by:
-X- David Cronenberg - Rabid
-X- Jean Rollin - Grapes of Death
-X- John Carpenter -
-X- Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
-X- Terence Fisher -

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- Dick Smith -
-X- Tom Savini -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- Anthology Film - multiple
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel -
-X- Blue Underground - multiple
-X- Called "Attack of ..." -
-X- Called "Day of ..." -
-X- Called "Night of ..." -
-X- Called "Return of ..." -
-X- Called "Revenge of ..." -
-X- Cannibalism -
-X- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial - multiple
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
-X- Film and its Remake -
-X- Frankenstein - multiple
-X- Ghost / Haunting -
-X- Giallo -
-X- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.)
-X- J-Horror - multiple
-X- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child -
-X- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
-X- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
-X- Mummy -
-X- Musical -
-X- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
-X- Silent Film -
-X- Spoof / Comedy -
-X- Takes Place in Space -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday -
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Vampire -
-X- Werewolf -
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
-X- With Commentary -
-X- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title -
-X- Won an Academy Award (any category) - Misery
-X- Zombie -

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, (BD), (insert title).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (insert title).
-X- Third format, (streaming), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (insert language), (insert title).
-X- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
-X- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).
-X- Fourth language, (insert language), (insert title).
-X- Fifth language, (insert language), (insert title).
-X- Sixth language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
-X- 1890 OPTIONAL - multiple
-X- 1900 OPTIONAL - multiple
-X- 1910 OPTIONAL - multiple
-X- 1920 -
-X- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - multiple
-X- 1950 -
-X- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - multiple
-X- 1980 - multiple
-X- 1990 - multiple
-X- 2000 - multiple
-X- 2010 - multiple

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G -
-X- PG -
-X- PG-13 -
-X- R -
-X- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated -

Venture Into the Literary World:
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -

Prize Entries - 5/5 completed
Spoiler:

Participate in Challenge. - Success!
Complete Subset Film List. - Success!
Take part in each theme night. - Success!
Complete the checklist. - Success!
Make it to 100. - Success?

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Re: The 7th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Oct 1st:
1. Murder Party (2007,Saulnier)
2. Scorpion With Two Tails (1982, Martino)
3. Orphan (2009, Collet-Serra)
4. Cemetery Girls (1974, Aguirre)

Oct 3rd
5. Vampire Hookers (1978, Santiago)
6. My Bloody Valentine (2009, Lussier)

Oct 4th
7. Tras El Cristal (1987, Villaronga)

Oct 5th
8. All Colors Of The Dark (1972, Martino)

Oct 13th
9. French Sex Murders (1972, Merighi)
10. Black House (2007, Shin)^^
11. Diary of the Dead (2007, Romero)
12. Death Walks On High Heels (1971, Ercoli)

Oct 14th
13. Death Walks at Midnight (1972, Ercoli)
14. Quarantine (2008, Dowdle)
15. Dead Snow (2009, Wirkola)

Oct 15th
16. Blood On the Highway (2008, Epstein, Rowan)
17. Silk (2006, Su)
18. Bloodstained Shadow (1978, Bido)
19. We're Going To Eat You (1980, Hark)

Oct. 16th
20. Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973, Franco)
21. Trick 'r Treat (2007, Dougherty)
22. Female Vampire (1973, Franco)

Oct. 22nd
23. Oasis of the Zombies (Franco, 1981)
24. Forest of Death (Pang, 2007)

Oct 23rd
25. Strip Nude For Your Killer (Bianchi, 1975)

Oct 29th
26. The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus (Franco, 1962)
27. Mr. Vampire (Lau, 1985)
28. Friday The 13th (Killer Cut) (Nispel, 2009)

Oct 30th
29. Isolation (O'brien, 2005)

Oct. 31st
30. El Asesino Esta Entre Los Trece (Aguirre, 1973)
31. Sauna (Annila, 2008)

*****All First Time Viewing*****
^^ Not First Time viewing

List is FINAL

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Titles in blue = first time viewing

FINISHED - TOTAL 48 FILMS


October 1
1. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
A caped Criswell and Elvira's mom command dead strippers to rise from the grave and dance topless for them, as two unwitting dolts are forced to watch while guarded by a werewolf and a mummy.
2. Le Manoir du diable (1896) Satan summons a horde of various spooks to bedevil the guards of a castle.
Évocation spirite (1899) A magician conjures up images of a demon, a woman and then himself.
Le Diable au convent (1899) Satan disguises himself as a priest and tries to take over a convent.
La maison ensorcelée (1908) Three travellers spend the night in a very haunted inn.
Frankenstein (1910) Thomas Edison's version of the classic Mary Shelley novel.
Wolf Blood (1925) A mortally injured man receives a transfusion of wolf's blood and people start turning up dead.
3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Aliens unleash the wrath of an undead Tor Johnson, an undead Elvira prequel and Ed Wood's wife's chiropractor (also undead) to show us a thing or two. Or three. Show us a thing or three.
4. Godzilla (1954) The one that started it all. Giant radioactive lizard eats Tokyo, gets taste for it, returns for take-out thirty-something more times over the next fifty years.
5. Godzilla Raids Again (1955) Godzilla v2 and Anguirus kick each others ass all over Japan and make things fall down, usually on fire.

October 2
6. Earth vs the Spider (1958) Teenagers and a science teacher band together to stop a giant spider that's been eating them up like little cocktail weiners. MST3K edition!
7. Rodan (1956) When coal miners start turning up dead, an investigation leads to the discovery of giant prehistoric grubs, which in turn leads to the discovery of two gigantic Pterodactyls that proceed to make Japan their bitch.
8. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) A mad scientist uses an army of remote controlled zombies to assist the gangster funding his work.
9. The Giant Claw (1957) What was actually turning into an atmospheric chiller about UFO sightings is brutally murdered by the appearance of the title character: an enormous, google-eyed, extraterrestrial anti-matter bird.
10. The Black Camel (1931) Warner Oland's earliest surviving performance as Charlie Chan finds him teaming up with Bela Lugosi to investigate the murder of an actress.

October 3
11. Varan the Unbelievable (1958) The demon-god of a remote Japanese island turns out to be a gigantic prehistoric flying dinosaur that awakens and proceeds to go all EMF on Tokyo.
12. The White Buffalo (1977) Wild Bill Hickok and Crazy Horse team up to hunt down and kill a massive albino buffalo that has been slaughtering Indians in the Dakota Black Hills.

October 4
13. Phantasm (1979) A boy learns that things aren't quite right in Morningside Cemetery, as the dead begin to return as angry, evil dwarves doing the bidding of a mysterious mortician.
14. Ghoulies (1985) The son of a Satanist who tried to sacrifice him as an infant inherits his father's mansion, then inexplicably begins conjuring up his own collector set of Gremlins knockoffs. Joe Bob Briggs edition!
15. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) A young boy stalls a witch from cooking him by telling her three macabre stories.
16. Sleepy Hollow (1999) New York City Constable Ichabod Crane is sent to the upstate village of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders committed by a headless horseman.
17. Frogs (1972) Swamp critters declare war on a polluting millionaire.

October 5
18. The Rape of the Vampire (1968) A mysterious old man convinces four sisters who believe they are vampires to kill, at least when he isn't giving them the double-handful honk-honk.
19. Phenomena (1985) A girl with the psychic ability to control insects hunts a serial killer at a private school, while a chimp with a straight razor just kind of hangs around.
20. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) An enormous prehistoric monster is awakened by atomic testing in the North Atlantic and heads towards Coney Island.
21. The Devil's Daughter (1939) When a woman returns to Jamaica to take over the plantation formerly run by her half-sister, she and her companions fear that they may be the targets of dark forces.

October 6
22. Mad Monster Party (1967) Doctor Frankenstein decides to retire and calls a meeting of all monsters to choose his successor.

October 7
23. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) Visitors at a castle start getting picked off by Count Dracula, who never says anything.
24. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) The Gremlins are back and plan to flood New York City with mutant versions of themselves.
25. The Day of the Triffids (1962) After a meteor shower blinds nearly all of humanity, alien plant monsters arise to shuffle around and eat anyone who walks into them by accident.
26. The Man from Planet X (1951) A visitor from outer space lands on a remote Scottish island as the newly-discovered Planet X heads towards Earth.
27. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) Citizens of a small backwater town start coming up missing whenever they approach the local swamp, probably because they are being attacked by giant leeches.
28. The Killer Shrews (1959) A scientist experimenting with resizing living things creates a small army of murderous giant shrews that begin to overrun an island threatened by an approaching storm.
29. The Devil Bat (1940) A mad scientist sends his horde of giant mutant bats after his enemies, once they apply his brand of shaving lotion.

October 8
30. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) A team of scientists studying an island besieged by atomic testing discover one of the side effects are giant brain-eating crabs.
31. The Mighty Peking Man (1977) A fifty-foot caveman and his blonde sidekick just want to be left alone, but when the girl is kidnapped, the giant Neanderthal goes wild on Hong Kong.
32. It Conquered the World (1956) An inverted snow cone from Venus comes to Earth to conquer the population via mind control. MST3K edition!

October 9
33. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) A man caught in a plutonium bomb explosion starts growing uncontrollably, driving him insane.
34. War of the Colossal Beast (1958) The Colossal Man, found alive, deformed and insane in the Mexican desert, is captured and brought back to America for no good reason.
35. Mr. Vampire (1985) A Taoist exorcist and his two apprentices do battle with an insistent succubus, zombie hordes and a hopping vampire.
36. The Monster Maker (1944) A mad scientist infects his enemies with acromegaly, including the father of the woman he's obsessed with.

October 10
37. King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) When Godzilla starts heading for Tokyo again, Japan tries a new tactic: drop King Kong right on his fucking dome and hope they kill each other.
38. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) A rescue team sent to recover the astronauts from a crash landing on Mars finds all but one of them dead and a deadly alien aboard.
39. Invisible Ghost (1941) A man obsessed with the wife who deserted him kills at the command of her ghost, not knowing she is really alive and living in the basement.
40. Son of Ingagi (1940) A pair of newlyweds inherit the house of a scientist who was murdered by the missing link she was studying.
41. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) A man tells another the story of Dr. Caligari and the murderous sleepwalker that he keeps as part of his carnival sideshow.

October 11
42. The Wolf Man (1941) A man is bitten by wolf and becomes a murderous, furry man-beast every full moon.

October 13
43. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) An expedition to the Amazon to search for evidence of fish evolution find it when an amphibious creature becomes fixated on the token scientist babe.
44. The Return of the Vampire (1943) When a Nazi bomb reanimates the evil Count Tesla, he exacts his revenge on the family of the two scientists who killed him.

October 17
45. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955) An octopus, mutated to gigantic proportions by nuclear testing, attacks San Francisco with its giant mutated tentacles of doom.
46. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) Godzilla resurfaces and wants to eat a giant egg that contains the spawn of Mothra.

October 21
47. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964) Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan must team up to fight a lightning-shooting three-headed monster from outer space.

October 24
48. War of the Gargantuas (1966) When giant land-based Gargantua finds out his brother giant sea-based Gargantua is eating up people like popcorn, he decides to kick his ass for awhile.


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2011 Subset List
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: Bladz - Santa Sangre (1989)
--- 10/02: coyoteblue - [Rec] (2008)
--- 10/03: rbrown498 - Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
-X- 10/04: orlmac - Frogs (1972)
--- 10/05: Darkgod - The Horde (2009)
--- 10/06: Mister Peepers - Dead & Buried (1981)
--- 10/07: mallratcal - Vampire Circus (1972)
-X- 10/08: Screwadu - Goliathon (1977)
--- 10/09: tarfrimmer - Premonition (2004)
--- 10/10: Undeadcow - The Grapes of Death (1978)
--- 10/11: Gobear - Dog Soldiers (2002)
--- 10/12: Trevor - Creepshow (1982)
--- 10/13: Chad - Trollhunter (2010)
--- 10/14: J. Farley - Sauna (2008)
--- 10/15: SterlingBen - Poultrygeist (2006)
--- 10/16: BobO'Link - Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
--- 10/17: kyleblack - Asylum (1972)
--- 10/18: shellebelle - Pumpkinhead (1988)
--- 10/19: nezumi - Night of the Comet (1984)
--- 10/20: shadokitty - From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
--- 10/21: takingchase - The Stepfather (1987)
--- 10/22: Mondo Kane - Deathdream (1974)
--- 10/23: MinLShaw - Hour of the Wolf (1968)
--- 10/24: Cool Ghoul - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
--- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Theater of Blood (1973)
--- 10/26: SethDLH - Embodiment of Evil (2008)
--- 10/27: clckworang - Repulsion (1965)
--- 10/28: NoirFan - Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
--- 10/29: terrycloth - Amusement (2008)
--- 10/30: dcrw6 - The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010)
--- 10/31: riotinmyskull - The Lady in White (1988)
Theme Nights
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films - Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
--- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral -
-X- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation - The White Buffalo (1977)
-X- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema - Phantasm (1979)
-X- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films - The Living Dead Girl (1982)
--- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties -
-X- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer/Amicus/Ealing /Black and Blue - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
-X- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror - The Mighty Peking Man (1977)
-X- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean/Thai/J-Horror/Indian/Chinese/Philippine/Indonesian - Mr Vampire (1985)
-X- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! BFI's 100 European Horror Films - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-X- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves - The Wolf Man (1941)
--- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King -
--- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage -
--- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural/Haunted House/Ghost -
-X- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy/Spoof Horror Films - Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
--- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films -
-X- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
--- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror -
--- 10/19: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror -
-X- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films - The Return of the Vampire (1943)
--- 10/21: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers /Giallos/Serial Killers -
--- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films -
--- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror -
-X- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants - The Day of the Triffids (1962)
--- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography -
--- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter/Gore -
--- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror -
--- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft -
--- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues -
--- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic -
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related -
Watch a Film List
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
-X- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
--- Hazel Court -
--- Klaus Kinski -
--- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- Michael Gough - Sleepy Hollow (1999)
--- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins -
-X- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister - Phantasm (1979)
--- Vincent Price -

Watch a film composed by:
--- James Bernard -
-X- Simon Boswell - Phenomena (1985)

Watch a film directed by:
--- David Cronenberg -
-X- Jean Rollin - The Living Dead Girl (1982)
--- John Carpenter -
--- Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
-X- Terence Fisher - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- Dick Smith - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
--- Tom Savini -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres/types:
-X- Anthology Film - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Frankenstein (1910)
--- Blue Underground -
-X- Called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
-X- Called "Day of ..." - The Day of the Triffids (1962)
--- Called "Night of ..." -
--- Called "Return of ..." -
--- Called "Revenge of ..." -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial - It Conquered the World (1956)
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1910)
--- Ghost / Haunting
--- Giallo -
-X- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.) - Ghoulies (1985)
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The White Buffalo (1977)
--- Killer/Evil Child -
--- Killer/Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Varan the Unbelievable (1958)
-X- Monster/Creature Feature/Godzilla - Godzilla (1954)
-X- MST3K/RiffTrax /Cinematic Titanic - Earth vs the Spider (1958)
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical - Mad Monster Party (1967)
--- Rape/Revenge -
-X- Slasher/Psycho/Homicidal Maniac - Invisible Ghost (1941)
-X- Silent Film - Le Diable au convent (1899)
-X- Spoof/Comedy - Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
-X- Takes Place in Space - It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Vampire - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
-X- Werewolf - Wolf Blood (1925)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Devil's Daughter (1939)
--- With Commentary -
-X- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title - The Living Dead Girl (1982)
-X- Won an Academy Award (any category) - Sleepy Hollow (1999)
-X- Zombie - Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, Streaming, Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
-X- Second format, DVD, Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
-X- Third format, Torrent, Varan the Unbelievable (1958)

Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
-X- First language, Japanese, Godzilla (1954)
-X- Second language, French, The Living Dead Girl (1982)
-X- Third language, Chinese, The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
-X- 1890 OPTIONAL - Évocation spirite (1899)
--X- 1900 OPTIONAL - La maison ensorcelée (1908)
-X- 1910 OPTIONAL - Frankenstein (1910)
-X- 1920 - Wolf Blood (1925)
-X- 1930 - The Black Camel (1931)
-X- 1940 - The Devil Bat (1940)
-X- 1950 - Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
-X- 1960 - Orgy of the Dead (1965)
-X- 1970 - Phantasm (1979)
-X- 1980 - Ghoulies (1985)
-X- 1990 - Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- PG - Frogs (1972)
-X- PG-13 - Ghoulies (1985)
-X- R - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
-X- X / NC-17 - Phantasm (1979)
-X- Unrated - Orgy of the Dead (1965)

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -
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Personal goal: All 42 films in the Toho Godzillaverse, in order. Even Gorath and Space Amoeba.
Spoiler:


Titles in red qualify for the Horror Challenge

1954 Godzilla
1955 Godzilla Raids Again
1956 Rodan
1957 The Mysterians
1958 Varan the Unbelievable
1961 Mothra
1962 Gorath
1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
1963 Atragon
1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla
1964 Dagora, the Space Monster
1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
1965 Frankenstein Conquers the World
1965 Invasion of Astro-Monster
1966 War of the Gargantuas
1966 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
1967 King Kong Escapes
1967 Son of Godzilla
1968 Destroy All Monsters
1969 Godzilla's Revenge
1970 Space Amoeba
1971 Godzilla vs. Hedorah
1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan
1973 Godzilla vs. Megalon
1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla
1984 The Return of Godzilla
1989 Godzilla vs. Biollante
1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
1992 Godzilla vs. Mothra
1993 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
1994 Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
1996 Rebirth of Mothra
1997 Rebirth of Mothra 2
1998 Rebirth of Mothra 3
1999 Godzilla 2000: Millennium
2000 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
2001 Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack
2002 Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
2003 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
2004 Godzilla: Final Wars

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Oct. 1

¼. Goosebumps: Phantom Of The Auditorium
½. Goosebumps: Piano Lessons Can Be Murder
¾. Goosebumps: A Night In Terror Tower Part 1
1 ¾. Tales That Witness Madness (6/10)*
2 ¾. Scalps (1/10)*

Oct. 2

3. Goosebumps: My Hairiest Adventure
3 ¼. Goosebumps: Say Cheese And Die
3 ½. Goosebumps: It Came From Beneath The Sink
3 ¾. Haunting Hour: Creature Feature
4 ¾. Wake Wood (7/10)*

Oct. 3

5. Goosebumps: Night Of The Living Dummy II
6. Cape Canaveral Monsters (1.5/10)*
7. Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil (7/10)*
7 ½. A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King

Oct. 4

8 ½. Haunted Honeymoon (7.5/10)
9 ½. The Monster Walks (4/10)*
10 ½. Seventh Moon (4/10)*

Oct. 5

11 ½. Visiting Hours (6/10)*
12 ½. The Mad Magician (6.5/10)

Oct. 6

13. Dexter: Those Kinds Of Things
14. Night Of The Scarecrow (6.5/10)*
15. The Ward (6/10)*
16. The Ghost (6/10)*

Oct. 7

17. Screamtime (6/10)*

Oct. 8

17 ½. Monsters: One Wolf’s Family
18 ½. Death Bed (2002) (1/10)*
19 ½. Phantom Of The Opera (1925) (8/10)

Oct. 12

20 ½. Dead Eyes Of London (4.5/10)*
21 ½. My Soul To Take (1/10)*
22. Dexter: Once Upon A Time
22 ¼. Regular Show: Terror Tales Of The Park
23 ¼. Paranormal Activity II (6/10)*
24 ¼. Halloween II (1981) (8/10)

Oct. 13

24 ½. Haunting Hour: Creature Features Part II
25 ½. Devil’s Rain (7/10)*
26 ½. Basket Case (6.5/10)*

Oct. 14

27 ½. Chromeskull: Laid To Rest II (4.5/10)*

Oct. 15

27 ¾. Goosebumps: Haunted Mask Part I
28. Goosebumps: Haunted Mask Part II
29. Bitter Feast (5.5/10)*

Oct. 16

30. Beast Within (6/10)*
31. The Unknown (5/10)

Oct. 17

32. The Howling (7/10)*
33. The Wolf Man (1941) (9.5/10)
34. Nosferatu (1922) (5/10)*

Oct. 18

35. The Rite (5.5/10)*
36. Dracula A.D. 1972 (8/10)*

Oct. 23

36 ¼. Haunting Hour: Swarmin' Norman
36 ½. Haunting Hour: Flight
37 ½. Murders In The Museum (5/10)*
38 ½. Dark And Stormy Night (2/10)*

Oct. 24

39 ½. You’ll Find Out (7.5/10)*
40 ½. From Beyond (8/10)
41 ½. One Frightened Night (5/10)*

Oct. 25

42 ½. When Good Ghouls Go Bad (7.5/10)*
43 ½. Sssssss (6.5/10)*
44 ½. Burn, Witch, Burn (8/10)*

Oct. 27.

45 ½. Witchcraft (8.5/10)
46 ½. House Of Exorcism (2/10)*
47 ½. City Of The Dead (9/10)
47 ¾. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
48 ¾. The Last Exorcism (7.5/10)

Oct 28.

49 ¾. Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2/10)*
50 ¾. Paranormal Activity III (6.5/10)

Oct. 29

51 ½. Underfist: Halloween Bash
52 ½. Halloweentown (7.5/10)
53 ½. Little Shoppe Of Horrors (1960) (6/10)*
54 ½. Dark Night Of The Scarecrow (8.5/10)
54 ¾. Are You Afraid Of The Dark?: Night Shift

Oct. 30

55 ¾. Hocus Pocus (9.5/10)
56. Garfield’s Halloween Adventure
56 ¼. King Of The Hill: Hilloween
56 ½. Haunting Hour: Pumpkinhead
57 1/2. Trick R' Treat (9.5/10)

Oct. 31

57. ¾. Adventures Of Pete And Pete: Halloweenie
58. Roseanne: Boo!
59. Stake Land (8/10)
60. Halloween (1978) (9.5/10)
61. House On Haunted Hill (1959) (9.5/10
62. Mark Of The Vampire (7.5/10)


Fist Time Viewing - *

Not as good as I had hoped but I still had fun.


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Challenge Comparison:

2011 Tally...............2010 Tally...............2009 Tally...............2008 Tally
23 Blu-rays...............17 Blu-rays...............19 Blu-rays..............08 Blu-rays
26 DVDs...................13 DVDs...................39 DVDs..................59 DVDs
46 DVR.....................37 DVR....................37 DVR............... ...11 DVR
26 Streaming.............52 Streaming............18 Streaming...........20 Streaming
01 Theater................02 Theater...............02 Theater..... ........02 HD-DVD
----------................ 01 Stage..................----------............-----------

Inside = 46
Outside = 77

Total First-Time Views: 69

O = Outside
I = Inside
☼ = First time viewing


Oct. 1

1. Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (2010) ☼ - DVR-O
2. Jason X (2001) ☼ - DVR-O
3. Albino Farm (2009) ☼ - DVR-I
4. The Blob (1988) ☼ - DVR-I
5. Night of the Comet (1984) ☼ - Streaming-I
6. Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961) ☼ - Streaming-I
7. Child's Play (1988) - Blu-ray-O
8. Black Sabbath (1963) - DVR-O
9. The Blob (1958) ☼ - Streaming-O

Oct. 2

10. Beware the Blob (1972) ☼ - Streaming-I
11. The Last Winter (2006) ☼ - DVR-I
12. Carriers (2009) ☼ - Streaming-I
13. The Gorgon (1964) ☼ - DVR-O
14. The Grapes of Death (1978) ☼ - DVD-O

Oct. 3

15. Orca: The Killer Whale (1977) ☼ - Streaming-O
16. Jennifer's Body (2009) ☼ - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 4

17. Frogs (1972) ☼ - Streaming-O

Oct. 5

18. Axe (1977) - DVD-I
19. Martyrs (2008) ☼ - Blu-ray-O
20. Dexter, "Those Kinds of Things" - DVR-O, watched 10/02
American Horror Story, "Pilot" - DVR-O

Oct. 6

21. Dead & Buried (1981) - Blu-ray-O
22. The Scorpion With Two Tails (1982) ☼ - DVD-O
23. Kill, Baby ... Kill (1968) ☼ - DVD-O

Oct. 7

24. Shaun of the Dead (2004) - Blu-ray-O
25. The Evil Dead (1981) - Blu-ray-O
26. Friday the 13th Part III in 3D (1982) - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 8

27. Sutures (2009) ☼ - DVR-I
28. John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) ☼ - DVR-I
29. Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) ☼ - DVD-I
30. The Birds (1963) - DVR-O
31. Zombieland (2009) - Blu-ray-O
32. Freaks (1932) - DVD-O

Oct. 9

33. The Mighty Peking Man (1977) ☼ - Streaming-I
34. Pig Hunt (2008) ☼ - DVR-I
35. Splice (2009) ☼ - DVR-O
36. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 10

37. The Golem (1920) - DVD-I
38. Sauna (2008) ☼ - DVD-O
39. Black Swan (2010) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 11

40. Dog Soldiers (2002) ☼ - DVR-O
41. Dexter, "Once Upon a Time" ☼ - DVR-O, watched 10/10
Deadliest Warrior, "Vampires vs. Zombies" ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 12

42. Metamorphosis (2007) ☼ - DVR-I
43. Creepshow (1982) - Blu-ray-O
44. How to Be a Serial Killer (2008) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 13

45. Trollhunter (2010) ☼ - DVR-O
46. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 14

47. Hellraiser (1987) - Blu-ray-O
48. 13 Ghosts (1960) - DVR-O
49. Asylum (1972) - DVD-O
50. Pumpkinhead (1988) with audio commentary - DVD-O

Oct. 15

51. Premonition (2004) ☼ - Streaming-I
52. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974) Elvira's Movie Macabre ☼ - Streaming-I
53. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) - Blu-ray-O
54. Fright Night (1985) - DVR-O
55. Fright Night Part 2 (1988) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 16

56. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) with audio commentary - DVD-I
57. The Final Destination (2009) ☼ - DVR-I
58. The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) ☼ - Streaming-I
59. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) ☼ - Streaming-I
60. Hatchet (2006) ☼ - Streaming-I
61. Hatchet 2 (2010) ☼ - DVR-O
62. The Walking Dead, "What Lies Ahead" - DVR-O, watched 10/16
63. American Horror Story, "Home Invasion" ☼ - DVR-O, watched 10/12
Dexter, "Smokey and the Bandit" ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 17

64. Dead of Night (1945) ☼ - DVR-O
65. Dead of Winter (1987) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 18

66. The Lady in White (1988) with audio commentary - DVD-I
67. Friday the 13th (1980) - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 19

68. The Stepfather (1987) - Blu-ray-O
69. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) with audio commentary - DVD-I
70. Deathdream (1974) ☼ - Streaming-O

Oct. 20

71. Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) ☼ - DVR-O
72. The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (1958) - Mystery Science Theater 3000 - DVD-O

Oct. 21

73. Day of the Dead (1985) with audio commentary - DVD-I
74. Suspiria (1977) - DVD-O
75. [Rec] (2007) - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 22

76. The Horde (2009) ☼ - Streaming-I
77. Swamphead (2011) ☼ - Streaming-O
78. Motel Hell (1980) - DVR-O
79. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) - DVD-O

Oct. 23

80. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - Streaming-I
81. Creature (1984) - Streaming-I
82. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) - DVD-I
83. Dead Ringers (1988) - DVR-O
84. American Horror Story, "Murder House" ☼ - DVR watched 10/20
The Walking Dead, "Bloodletting" ☼ - DVR-O
85. Vampire Circus (1972) - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 24

86. Mimic (1997) - Blu-ray-O
87. Sisters (1973) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 25

88. Night of the Day of the Dawn of the...Subhumanoid Living Dead, Part 2 (1991) ☼ - Streaming-I
89. The Most Dangerous Game (1932) - DVD-I
90. Theater of Blood (1973) ☼ - Streaming-O
91. The Wolf Man (1941) ☼ - Streaming-O

Oct. 26

92. Bloodthirst 2: Revenge of the Chupacabras ☼ (2005) - Streaming-I
93. 976-EVIL ☼ (1989) - DVR-I
94. Santa Sangre ☼ (1989) - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 27

95. Altered States (1980) - DVD-I
96. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) ☼ - DVD-O
97. American Horror Story, "Halloween, Part 1" - DVR-O
Dexter, "A Horse of a Different Color" - DVR-O watched 10/23
98. Repulsion (1965) - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 28

99. White Zombie (1932) - DVD-I
100. Torso (1973) - Blu-ray-O
101. Suck (2009) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 29

102. Dismal (2009) ☼ - DVR-I
103. Amusement (2008) ☼ - Streaming-I
104. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) ☼ - Streaming-I
105. The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010) ☼ - Streaming-I
106. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - Blu-ray-O
107. Inferno (1980) - Blu-ray-O

Oct. 30

108. She Freak (1967) ☼ - DVR-I
109. Mark of the Vampire (1935) ☼ - DVR-I
110. Hour of the Wolf (1968) ☼ - Streaming-I
111. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) ☼ - Theater
112. Mother of Tears (2007) - DVR-I
113. The Simpsons, "Treehouse of Horror XXII" - DVR-O
Community, "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" - DVR-O
Parks and Recreation, "Meet 'n' Greet" - DVR-O
The Office, "Spooked" - DVR-O
114. The Walking Dead, "Save the Last One" - DVR-O
Grimm, "Pilot" - DVR-O
115. House of Wax (1953) ☼ - DVR-O

Oct. 31

116. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) MST3K - DVD-I
117. Gamera (1965) MST3K ☼ - DVD-I
118. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988) - DVD-I
119. How I Met Your Mother, "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" - DVR-I
Happy Endings, "Spooky Endings" - DVR-I
Adventure Time, "The Creeps" - DVR-I
Adventure Time, "From Bad to Worse" - DVR-I
Adventure Time, "Slumber Party Panic" - DVR-I
Adventure Time, "It Came from the Nightosphere" - DVR-I
120. 42nd Street Forever Vol. 1 - DVD-O (WILDCARD)
121. Halloween (1978) - Blu-ray-O
122. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - DVD-O
Adventure Time, "Mortal Folly" - DVR-O
Adventure Time, "Mortal Recoil" - DVR-O
Dexter, "The Angel of Death" - DVR-O
123. Halloween II (1981) - Blu-ray-O

Optional Checklist (Complete)
Spoiler:

Watch a film starring:
-X- Barbara Shelley - The Gorgon (1964)
-X- Doug Bradley - Hellraiser
-X- Hazel Court - Doctor Blood's Coffin
-X- Klaus Kinski - Creature
-X- Lance Henriksen - Pumpkinhead
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. - The Wolf Man
-X- Michael Gough - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
-X- Ron Perlman - The Last Winter
-X- Ted Raimi - The Evil Dead
-X- Vincent Price - Theater of Blood

Watch a film composed by:
-X- James Bernard - The Gorgon
-X- Simon Boswell - Santa Sangre

Watch a film directed by:
-X- David Cronenberg - Dead Ringers
-X- Jean Rollin - The Grapes of Death
-X- John Carpenter - John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
-X- Sergio Martino - The Scorpion With Two Tails
-X- Terence Fisher - The Gorgon (1964)

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- Dick Smith - Altered States
-X- Tom Savini - Creepshow

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- Anthology Film - Black Sabbath
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Axe
-X- Based on a Novel - The Birds
-X- Blue Underground - Dead & Buried
-X- Called "Attack of ..." - Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (aka Poultrygeist: Attack of the Chicken Zombies)
-X- Called "Day of ..." - Day of the Dead
-X- Called "Night of ..." - Night of the Comet
-X- Called "Return of ..." - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the...Subhumanoid Living Dead, Part 2
-X- Called "Revenge of ..." - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the...Subhumanoid Living Dead, Part 2
-X- Cannibalism - Motel Hell
-X- Documentary - Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
-X- Extraterrestrial - The Blob
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Friday the 13th, Part 3, Jason X
-X- Film and its Remake - The Blob
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Black Sabbath
-X- Giallo - The Scorpion With Two Tails
-X- Horror Host (Elvira's Movie Macabre) - Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
-X- J-Horror - Premonition
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Orca: The Killer Whale
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Kill, Baby, Kill
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Blob
-X- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic - The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy
-X- Mummy - The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy
-X- Musical - Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
-X- Rape / Revenge - Axe
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Jason X
-X- Silent Film - The Golem
-X- Spoof / Comedy - Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil
-X- Takes Place in Space - Jason X
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween III: Season of the Witch
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Orca: The Killer Whale
-X- Vampire - Black Sabbath
-X- Werewolf - Dog Soldiers
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Jennifer's Body
-X- With Commentary - Pumpkinhead
-X- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the...Subhumanoid Living Dead, Part 2
-X- Won an Academy Award - Black Swan
-X- Zombie - Shaun of the Dead

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, DVR, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil
-X- Second format, Streaming, Night of the Comet
-X- Third format, Blu-ray, Child's Play
---Bonus---
-X- Fourth (extra) format, DVD, The Grapes of Death

Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
-X- First language, French, The Grapes of Death
-X- Second language, Italian, Kill, Baby ... Kill
-X- Third language, Finnish and Russian, Sauna
---Bonus---
-X- Fourth language, Norwegian, TrollHunter
-X- Fifth language, Japanese, Premonition
-X- Sixth language, Spanish, [Rec]

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
-02- 1920 - The Golem (1920)
-04- 1930 - Freaks (1932)
-03- 1940 - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
-04- 1950 - The Blob (1958)
-13- 1960 - Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)
-17- 1970 - Beware the Blob (1972)
-30- 1980 - The Blob (1988)
-03- 1990 - From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
-28- 2000 - Jason X (2001)
-17- 2010 - Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
-X- PG - Frogs
-X- PG-13 - Night of the Comet
-X- R - Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil
-X- X / NC-17 - The Evil Dead
-X- Unrated - Martyrs

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -

Daily Themes (Complete)
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films - Night of the Comet
-X- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral - Carriers
-X- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation - Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
-X- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema - Frogs (1972)
-X- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films - Martyrs
-X- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties - Dead & Buried
-X- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue - Shaun of the Dead
-X- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror - John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
-X- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - The Mighty Peking Man
-X- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films - The Golem
-X- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves - Dog Soldiers
-X- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King - Creepshow
-X- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage - Trollhunter
-X- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Hellraiser
-X- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films - Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
-X- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films - The Black Belly of the Tarantula
-X- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Dead of Night
-X- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - The Stepfather
-X- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films - Fearless Vampire Killers
-X- 10/21: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror - Day of the Dead
-X- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films - The Horde
-X- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror - Halloween III: Season of the Witch
-X- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants - Mimic
-X- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography - Theater of Blood
-X- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore - 976-EVIL or Santa Sangre
-X- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror - Altered States
-X- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft - White Zombie
-X- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues - Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Inferno
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Paranormal Activity 3
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween


Daily Films (Complete)
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Bladz - Santa Sangre (1989)
-X- 10/02: coyoteblue - [Rec] (2008)
-X- 10/03: rbrown498 - Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
-X- 10/04: orlmac - Frogs (1972)
-X- 10/05: Darkgod - The Horde (2009)
-X- 10/06: Mister Peepers - Dead & Buried (1981)
-X- 10/07: mallratcal - Vampire Circus (1972)
-X- 10/08: Screwadu - Goliathon (1977)
-X- 10/09: tarfrimmer - Premonition (2004)
-X- 10/10: Undeadcow - The Grapes of Death (1978)
-X- 10/11: Gobear - Dog Soldiers (2002)
-X- 10/12: Trevor - Creepshow (1982)
-X- 10/13: Chad - Trollhunter (2010)
-X- 10/14: J. Farley - Sauna (2008)
-X- 10/15: SterlingBen - Poultrygeist (2006)
-X- 10/16: BobO'Link - Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
-X- 10/17: kyleblack - Asylum (1972)
-X- 10/18: shellebelle - Pumpkinhead (1988)
-X- 10/19: takingchase - The Stepfather (1987)
-X- 10/20: shadokitty - From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
-X- 10/21: nezumi - Night of the Comet (1984)
-X- 10/22: Mondo Kane - Deathdream (1974)
-X- 10/23: MinLShaw - Hour of the Wolf (1968)
-X- 10/24: Cool Ghoul - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
-X- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Theater of Blood (1973)
-X- 10/26: SethDLH - The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
-X- 10/27: clckworang - Repulsion (1965)
-X- 10/28: NoirFan - Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
-X- 10/29: terrycloth - Amusement (2008)
-X- 10/30: dcrw6 - The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010)
-X- 10/31: riotinmyskull - The Lady in White (1988)


NUMBERS ARE FINAL!
Some final thoughts might still be to come, but numbers won't change.


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Re: The 7th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Doc Moonlight's October Horror Movie Challenge

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of the Aurora Frankenstein Model, I intend to watch at least one movie of every monster that was depicted in an Aurora Horror Model Kit.

= Aurora Monster
=Subset Selection
=Theme Night Selection
=In Memoriam (features an artist who died within the past year




October 1
1. NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE (1979) DVD
2. SANTA SANGRE (1989)* NetFlix Streaming

October 2
3. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) DVD
4. BLOOD AND ROSES (1960) Netflix Streaming

October 3
5. LEGEND OF THE BOG (2009)* DVD
6. THE GORGON (1964) DVD

October 4
7. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2004) DVD
8. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929) commentary by Scott MacQueen* (Aurora Model) DVD
9. PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) (theme night Selection) DVD

October 5
10. BBC HISTORY OF HORROR PART 1: FRANKENSTEIN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (2010)* DVD-R
BBC HISTORY OF HORROR PART 2: HOME COUNTRY HORRORS (2010)* DVD-R
11. BBC HISTORY OF HORROR PART 3: THE AMERICAN SCREAM (2010)* DVD-R
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: PILOT (2011)* DVR

October 6
12. SCREAM 4(2011) * DVD

October 7
13. BURKE AND HARE (2010) * DVD

October 8
14. THE WOLF MAN (1941) DVD (Aurora model)
15. THE WOLFMAN (2010) BluRay

October 9
16. THE WOLF MAN (1941) Commentary* DVD
17. FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, PART ONE (1973) DVD In Memorium: Michael Sarazan (1940-2011)
18. DEXTER: s6 e1 THESE KINDS OF THINGS (2011); s6 e2 ONCE UPON A TIME (2011) Directv*

October 10
19. FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, PART TWO (1973) DVD
20. MY SOUL TO TAKE (2010)* DVD

October 11
21. THE BURNING (1981)* Netflix streaming
22. I SELL THE DEAD (2008)* DVD
23. YOU'LL FIND OUT (1940) DVD

October 12
24. REQUIEM FOR A VAMPIRE (1973)*

October 13
25. DEAD & BURIED (1981) DVD
26. MACABRE (1958)* DVD
27. JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES (1998)* DVD

October 14
28. DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1932) DVD (Aurora Model)
29. AURORA MONSTERS: THE MODEL CRAZE THAT GRIPPED THE WORLD (2010)* DVD


October 16
30. MAD MONSTER PARTY? (1966)* DVD
31. DEXTER "Once upon a Time" (2011)* DVR
AMERICAN HORROR STORY "Home Invasion" DVR

October 19
32. DEAD OF NIGHT (1945) DVD

October 21
33. SAUNA (2008)* DVD

October 22
34. VERSUS (2000) DVD
35. THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968) DVD

October 23
36. DEXTER: "SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (2011)* HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR (2010)* Directv and DVR

October 24
37. WAY OUT (TV Series): "WILLIAM AND MARY", DEATH WISH", "THE CROAKER" (all 1961) Streaming
WORLD OF HAMMER: "HAMMER"

October 25
38. AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLEN POE (1971)* DVD
39. THEATER OF BLOOD (1973) DVD
40. MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964) DVD

October 26
41. THE GHOST (1963)* Streaming
42. MST3K: THE PHANTOM PLANET* DVD

October 27
43. RAW MEAT (1972) DVD
44. TV HALLOWEEN*: BIG BANG THEORY "Good Guy Fluctuation"; COMMUNITY "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps"; THE OFFICE "Spooked"; WHITNEY "The Wire". Live & DVR

October 28
45. THE EVIL DEAD (1981) DVD

October 29
46. REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955) (Aurora Monsters) DVD
47. ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011)* DVD
48. CRASH (1996) DVD
49. VAN HELSING (2004) DVD

October 30
50. TV: DEXTER "Angel of Death" (2011)*, AMERICAN HORROR STORY "Murder House" (2011)* Live & DVR
51. THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) DVD
52. SHOCK TREATMENT (1981) DVD

October 31
53. HORROR OF DRACULA, In Memoriam: Michael Gough (1916-2011), Jimmy Sangster (1927-2011) DVD
54. TV: PARKS & RECREATION "Meet and Greet" (2011)*, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER "Return of the Slutty Pumpkin"(2011), THE SIMPSONS "Treehouse of Horror XXII" (2011)*, BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD "Werewolves of Highland" (2011)*
55. THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963) DVD

Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
-X- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley - THE GORGON
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
-X- Hazel Court - MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
-X- Klaus Kinski - NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE
--- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
-x- Michael Gough - HORROR OF DRACULA
-X- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins - I SELL THE DEAD
-X- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister - THE EVIL DEAD
-X- Vincent Price - THEATER OF BLOOD

Watch a film composed by:
-X- James Bernard - THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
-X- Simon Boswell - SANTA SANGRE

Watch a film directed by:
-X- David Cronenberg - CRASH
-X- Jean Rollin - REQUIEM FOR A VAMPIRE
-X- John Carpenter - JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES
-X- Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda - THE GHOST
-X- Terence Fisher - THE GORGON

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- Dick Smith - WAY OUT (All episodes)
-X- Tom Savini - THE BURNING

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- Anthology Film - DEAD OF NIGHT
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - THE BURNING
-X- Based on a Novel - NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE (based on "Dracula" by Bram Stoker)
-X- Blue Underground - DEAD & BURIED
-X- Called "Attack of ..." ATTACK THE BLOCK
--- Called "Day of ..." -
-X- Called "Night of ..." - DEAD OF NIGHT
-X- Called "Return of ..." - HIMYM "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns"
-X- Called "Revenge of ..." - REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
-X- Cannibalism - RAW MEAT
-X- Documentary -BBC HISTORY OF HORROR
-X- Extraterrestrial - ATTACK THE BLOCK
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
-X- Film and its Remake - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929) and (2004)
-X- Frankenstein - FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY
-X- Ghost / Haunting - AMERICAN HORROR STORY
-X- Giallo - THE GHOST
-X- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.) AURORA MONSTERS (Zacherle, the Cool Ghoul)
-X- J-Horror - VERSUS
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
-X- Killer / Evil Child - AMERICAN HORROR STORY
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - DEAD OF NIGHT
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
-X- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic - THE PHANTOM PLANET
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2004)
-X- Rape / Revenge - THE BURNING
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
-X- Silent Film - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929)
-X- Spoof / Comedy - PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
-X- Takes Place in Space - THE PHANTOM PLANET
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - DEAD OF NIGHT (Christmas)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
-X- Vampire - NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE
-X- Werewolf - THE WOLF MAN
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - LEGEND OF THE BOG
-X- With Commentary - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929)
--- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title -
-X- Won an Academy Award (any category) - DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1932)
-X- Zombie - I SELL THE DEAD

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, (DVD), (NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE).
-X- Second format, (Streaming video), (SANTA SANGRE).
-X- Third format, (BluRay), (THE WOLFMAN).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Finnish) SAUNA.
-X- Second language, (Japanese), VERSUS.
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
-X- 1920 - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1929)
-X- 1930 - MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
-X- 1940 - THE WOLF MAN
-X- 1950 - MACABRE
-X- 1960 - BLOOD AND ROSES
-X- 1970 - PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
-X- 1980 - SANTA SANGRE
-X- 1990 - JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES
-X- 2000 - LEGEND OF THE BOG
-X- 2010 - THE WOLFMAN

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - MAD MONSTER PARTY?
-X- PG - PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
-X- PG-13 - VAN HELSING
-X- R - JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES
-X- X / NC-17 - CRASH
-X- Unrated - THE WOLFMAN (UNRATED EDITION)

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -
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I'm in, once again. Busy month, so I'm hoping for around 40.

October 1st
1. Feast
2. Frozen

October 2nd
3. Them (Ils)

October 3rd
4. Stake Land

October 5th
5. Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet

October 9th
6. Dexter S6E01 "Those Kinds of Things" (10-2)
Dexter S6E02 "Once Upon A Time"

October 12th
7. Troll Hunter

October 13th
8. John Carpenter's The Thing

October 14th
9. The Thing (2011)

October 15th
10. John Carpenter's The Ward
11. Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2

October 16th
12. Monsters
13. Black Swan

October 20th
14. Harpoon: Whale Watching Massacre

October 21st
15. The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

October 23rd
16. Dexter S6E3 "Smokey and the Bandit" (10-16)
Dexter S6E4 "A Horse of a Different Color"

October 25th
17. Frankenstein (1931)

October 29th
18. Trick 'r Treat

October 30th
19. John Carpenter's Halloween

October 31st
20. The Devil's Rejects

Overall, a VERY weak performance from me. Just not enough time this year.

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The 7th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge
October 1
1.0 Tucker and Dale vs. Evil *

October 2
1.5 The Walking Dead - "Days Gone Bye" *
2.0 The Walking Dead - "Guts" *

October 3
2.5 The Walking Dead - "Tell It to the Frogs" *
3.0 The Walking Dead - "Vatos" *

October 4
4.0 [Rec] *

October 5
5.0 The Devil's Rain *

October 5-6
5.5 The Walking Dead - "Wildfire" *
6.0 The Walking Dead - "TS-19" *

October 8
7.0 Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things *

October 9
8.0 The Bird With the Crystal Plumage

October 10-15
8.25 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Where is Everybody?"
8.50 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "One for the Angels"
8.75 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"
9.00 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine"

October 11-13
9.50 The Kingdom (1994) - "The Unheavenly Host"
10.00 The Kingdom (1994) - "Thy Kingdom Come"

October 15
11.00 The Thing (2011) *

October 16-17
11.50 The Kingdom (1994) - "A Foreign Body"
12.00 The Kingdom (1994) - "The Living Dead"

October 17-20
12.25 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Walking Distance"
12.50 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Escape Clause"
12.75 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "The Lonely"
13.00 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Time Enough at Last"

October 20-22
13.25 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Perchance to Dream"
13.50 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Judgment Night"
13.75 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "And When the Sky Was Opened"
14.00 Tales of Tomorrow - "What You Need" *

October 22
15.00 Zombie (1979)
16.00 The Return of the Living Dead

October 22-23
16.25 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "What You Need"
16.50 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "The Four of Us Are Dying"
16.75 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "Third From the Sun"
17.00 The Twilight Zone (Original Series) - "I Shot an Arrow into the Air"

October 23
18.00 Psycho (1960)

October 24
19.00 The Cat o' Nine Tails

October 26
20.00 The House By the Cemetery

October 27
21.00 Ghostbusters
22.00 Best Worst Movie

October 29
23.00 Torso
24.00 Friday the 13th (1980)

October 30
25.00 Paranormal Activity 3 *
26.00 Deep Red

October 31
27.00 Black Sabbath (1963)

Total Films - 27
First Time Viewings - 7


* = first time viewing
Titles in Blue = Blu-Ray


Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley -
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
--- Hazel Court -
--- Klaus Kinski -
--- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Michael Gough -
--- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins -
--- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister -
--- Vincent Price -

Watch a film composed by:
--- James Bernard -
--- Simon Boswell -

Watch a film directed by:
--- David Cronenberg -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- John Carpenter -
XXX Sergio Martino - Torso
--- Terence Fisher -

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- Dick Smith -
XXX Tom Savini - Friday the 13th (1980)

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
XXX Anthology Film - Black Sabbath (1963)
XXX Appears on Video Nasties List - Zombie (1979)
XXX Based on a Novel - Psycho (1960)
XXX Blue Underground - The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
--- Called "Attack of ..." -
--- Called "Day of ..." -
--- Called "Night of ..." -
XXX Called "Return of ..." - The Return of the Living Dead
--- Called "Revenge of ..." -
--- Cannibalism -
XXX Documentary - Best Worst Movie
XXX Extraterrestrial - The Thing (2011)
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
--- Frankenstein -
XXX Ghost / Haunting - The Kingdom: Series One (1994)
XXX Giallo - The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
--- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.)
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
XXX Killer / Evil Child - Paranormal Activity 3
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical -
--- Rape / Revenge -
XXX Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
--- Silent Film -
XXX Spoof / Comedy - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
--- Takes Place in Space -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
XXX Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Devil's Rain
--- With Commentary -
XXX With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title - The Return of the Living Dead
--- Won an Academy Award (any category) -
XXX Zombie - [Rec]

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
XXX Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (Theater)
XXX [Rec] (DVD)
XXX The Walking Dead - The Complete First Season (Blu-Ray)

Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
XXX [Rec] (Spanish)
XXX The Kingdom: Series One (1994) (Danish)
XXX Torso (Italian)

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
XXX1960 - Psycho (1960)
XXX 1970 - The Devil's Rain (1975)
XXX 1980 - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
XXX 1990 - The Kingdom: Series One (1994)
XXX 2000 - [Rec] (2007)
XXX 2010 - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011)

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
XXX PG - The Devil's Rain
--- PG-13 -
XXX R - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
--- X / NC-17 -
XXX Unrated - The House By the Cemetery

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--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -

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The October 2011 Jerry Dandridge Memorial Horror Challenge

October 1st
1. Night of the Creeps (1986) BD
2. Paranormal Witness: The Poltergeist/Watched in the Wilderness, Season 1.3 HD TV
Paranormal Witness: The Haunting of Mansfield Mansion, Season 1.4 HD TV
3. Subspecies (1991) BD
4. Basket Case (1982) BD
5. Poltergeist (1982) BD
6. Venom (2005) BD

October 2nd
7. The Last Man on Earth (1964) On Demand
8. Isle of the Dead (1945) DVD
9. House of Dracula (1945) DVD
10. Spider Baby (1968) DVD
11. Ghost Hunters: Harvesting Murder, Season 7.16 HD TV
Ghost Adventures: Mizpah Hotel, Season 5.2 HD TV

October 3rd
12. Alligator (1980) DVD
13. Alligator II: The Mutation (1991) DVD
14. Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010) BD

October 4th
15. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) BD
16. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) DVD
17. Freaks (1932) HD TV

October 5th
18. Haute Tension (2003) DVD
19. Frankenstein (1931) DVD
20. The Invisible Man (1933) DVD

October 6th

21. Dead & Buried (1981) BD
22. American Horror Story: Pilot, Season 1.1 HD TV
Tales from the Crypt: Loved to Death, Season 3.1 DVD
23. The Deadly Bees (1967) DVD

October 7th
24. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) ☼
25. Vampire Circus (1972) BD
26. Paranormal Witness: The Dangerous Game/Trumbull County UFO, Season 1.5 HD TV
Ghost Hunters: Well of Horror, Season 7.17 HD TV
27. Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011) DVD

October 8th
28. True Blood: Nothing But the Blood, Season 2.1 BD
Ghost Adventures: Old Town San Diego, Season 5.3 HD TV
29. Scanner Cop (1994) DVD
30. Scanner Cop II (1995)
31. Scream 4 (2011) BD
32. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) BD

October 9th
33. Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003) On Demand
34. The Blair Witch Project (1999) BD
35. Masters of Horror: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road DVD

October 10th
36. Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972) DVD
37. Terror in the Aisles (1984) BD
38. Cat People (1942) DVD

October 11th
39. The Wolf Man (1941) DVD
40. Nosferatu (1922) DVD
41. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) DVD

October 12th
42. Children of the Corn (1984) BD
43. Stag Night (2008) BD ☼ Ehhh...
44. True Blood: Keep This Party Going, Season 2.2 BD
American Horror Story: Home Invasion, Season 1.2 HD TV

October 13th
45. Paranormal Activity (2007) BD
46. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) BD
47. Paranormal Witness: The Rain Man, Season 1.6 HD TV
Ghost Hunters: Roasts & Ghosts, Season 7.18 HD TV

October 14th
48. The Others (2001) BD
49. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) BD
50. Dollman vs. Demonic Toys (1993) DVD

October 15th
51. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) BD
52. Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) DVD
53. True Blood: Scratches, Season 2.3 BD
True Blood: Shake and Fingerpop, Season 2.4 BD
54. Angel: Smile Time, Season 5.14 DVD
Ghost Adventures: Winchester Mystery House, Season 5.4 HD TV
55. Silent Hill (2006) BD

October 16th
56. True Blood: Never Let Me Go, Season 2.5 BD
True Blood: Hard-Hearted Hannah, Season 2.6 BD
57. Demons (1985) DVD
58. Infestation (2009) DVD
59. Maniac Cop (1988) BD

October 17th
60. Trilogy of Terror (1975) DVD
61. Puppetmaster (1989) BD
62. The Mummy's Tomb (1942) DVD

October 18th
63. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) BD
64. Halloween II (1981) BD
65. Dracula (1931) DVD

October 19th
66. Sorority House Massacre II (1990) DVD
67. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) DVD
68. American Horror Story: Murder House, Season 1.3 HD TV
Ghost Hunters: Stage Fright, Season 7.19 HD TV

October 20th
69. Vampyr (1932) DVD
70. True Blood: Release Me, Season 2.7 BD
True Blood: Timebomb, Season 2.8 BD

October 21st
71. True Blood: I Will Rise Up, Season 2.9 BD
True Blood: New World in My View, Season 2.10 BD
72. Night of the Living Dead (1968) DVD
73. Offspring (2009) BD

October 22nd
74. Carnival of Souls (1962) DVD
75. The Dead Next Door (1989) DVD
76. Ghost Adventures: Lizzie Borden House, Season 5.5 HD TV
Supernatural: Provenance, Season 1.19 BD
77. The Evil Dead (1981) BD
78. The Haunted House (1921) HD TV *Wildcard #1
79. Tales from the Crypt: Carrion Death, Season 3.2 DVD
Tales from the Crypt: The Trap, Season 3.3 DVD
True Blood: Frenzy, Season 2.11 BD

October 23rd
80. True Blood: Beyond Here Lies Nothin', Season 2.12 BD
Tales from the Crypt: Abra Cadaver, Season 3.4 DVD
Tales from the Crypt: Top Billing, Season 3.5 DVD
81. Hour of the Wolf (1968) DVD ☼ Ehhh...
82. Cry of the Werewolf (1944) HD TV

October 24th
83. True Blood: Bad Blood, Season 3.1 BD
True Blood: Beautifully Broken, Season 3.2 BD
84. She Freak (1967) HD TV
85. Slashers (2001) DVD

October 25th
86. House on Haunted Hill (1959) DVD
87. Vamp (1986) DVD

October 26th
88. True Blood: It Hurts Me Too, Season 3.3 BD
American Horror Story: Halloween: Part 1, Season 1.4 HD TV
89. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) BD

October 27th
90. Dread (2009) DVD ☼ Ehhh...
91. Strait-Jacket (1964) HD TV
92. Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up DVD

October 28th
93. The City of the Dead (1960) DVD
94. Ghost Hunters: Murdered Matron, Season 7.20 HD TV
True Blood: 9 Crimes, Season 3.4 BD
95. House of Wax (1953) HD TV
96. Séance (2006) DVD ☼ Ehhh...
97. Night of the Scarecrow (1995) ☼
98. Tales from the Crypt: Dead Wait, Season 3.6 DVD
The Office: Halloween, Season 2.5 DVD
Ghost Adventures: Letchworth Village, Season 5.6 HD TV

October 29th
99. Orphan (2009) BD
100. Dead Men Walk (1943) HD TV ☼ Ehhh...
101. True Blood: Trouble, Season 3.5 BD
Angel: Judgment, Season 2.1 DVD
102. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) BD
103. Gargoyles (1972) DVD

October 30th
104. America's Scariest Halloween Attractions 3 (2008) HD TV *Wildcard #2
105. Night of the Demons (2010) BD
106. The Black Room (1935) HD TV
107. 976-EVIL (1988) DVD
108. True Blood: I Got a Right to Sing the Blues, Season 3.6 BD
True Blood: Hitting the Ground, Season 3.7 BD

October 31st
109. America's Haunted Houses (1998) *Wildcard #3
110. Trick 'r Treat (2007) BD
111. Night of the Demons (1988) DVD
112. Happy Hell Night (1992) DVD
113. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) DVD
114. King of the Zombies (1941) HD TV



Theme Nights
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films - Night of the Creeps (1986), Subspecies (1991), Basket Case (1982)
--- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral - The Last Man on Earth (1964), Isle of the Dead (1945)
--- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation - Alligator (1980), Alligator II: The Mutation (1991), Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)
--- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
--- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films - Haute Tension (2003)
--- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties - Dead & Buried (1981)
--- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965), Vampire Circus (1972)
--- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror - Scanner Cop (1994), Scanner Cop II (1995)
--- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)
--- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films - Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972)
--- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves - The Wolf Man (1941), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
--- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King - Children of the Corn (1984)
--- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage - Paranormal Activity (2007), Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
--- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - The Others (2001)
--- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006), Aaah! Zombies!! (2007)
--- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films - Demons (1985)
--- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
--- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror - A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), Halloween II (1981), Dracula (1931)
--- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Sorority House Massacre II (1990), The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
--- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films - Vampyr (1932)
--- 10/21: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
--- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films - The Dead Next Door (1989)
--- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror - Hour of the Wolf (1968), Cry of the Werewolf (1944)
--- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants - She Freak (1967)
--- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography - House on Haunted Hill (1959)
--- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
--- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror - Dread (2009), Strait-Jacket (1964)
--- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft - The City of the Dead (1960)
--- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues - Orphan (2009), Dead Men Walk (1943), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Gargoyles (1972)
--- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Night of the Demons (2010), 976-EVIL (1988)
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Trick 'r Treat (2007), Night of the Demons (1988), Happy Hell Night (1992)


Goals
1. FINALLY make it to 100 - Done!
2. Do one of the lists for the first time - Done!

Final list

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My goal is a sanity-stretching 100 films! Unless otherwise noted all the entries are DVDs from my personal collection.
* = First time viewing
OLV = On-line viewing
DVDr / BLUr = DVD rental / Blu Ray rental
31F = 31 Film subset

October 1 - Satanic Seventies Quadruple Feature!
1. The Omen (1976) Possibly the classiest horror film ever made. A-list cast (Greogory Peck, Lee Remick), star director (Richard Donner) plus a great script, excellent cinematography and a haunting score by Jerry Goldsmith. A classic that spawned many imitations.
2. Alucarda (1978) Mexican cult classic (filmed in English for international markets) directed by Jodorowsky pupil Juan López Moctezuma. A young girl falls under the influence of an evil friend (the titular Alucarda played by Tina Romero) and becomes possessed. Surreal imagery abounds as well as plenty of blood and nudity.
3. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Much maligned sequel that tries to tell an ambitious story. One must give director John Boorman credit for not attempting to rehash The Exorcist and expanding the tale into the very nature of good and evil. Taken on its own terms this is actually a pretty good movie. Give it another try if you can. Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow and Kitty Winn reprise their roles from the first film.
4. The Pyx (1973) Slow moving tale about a detective investigating the murder of a prostitute. Much more a detective story than a horror film but the Satanic mass at the end justifies its inclusion in the genre. Karen Black stars and sings three songs on the soundtrack in case you care.

October 2
5. Candyman (1992) Intelligently crafted film about the power of urban legends. One of the best of the 90's.
6. The Last Man on Earth (1964) First adaptation of Richard Matheson's story I Am Legend that still holds up very well today. Vincent Price gives a great performance.
7. The Fog* (1980) This movie is all atmosphere and as such it's worth a look. The story is simple but the solid direction of John Carpenter lifts it above your average ghost story.
8. Soul Survivors (2001) A young woman has vision of her dead friends after a car accident. Above average story that rewards those who pay attention.
9. Body Snatchers (1993) Third adaptation of The Body Snatchers and one that I think is quite underrated. The movie is played very low key and as such the horror is much more effective. Meg Tilly gets my vote for one of the creepiest lines ever: "Where you gonna go, where you gonna run, where you gonna hide? Nowhere, 'cause there's no one like you left."

October 3
10. Danza Macabra AKA Castle of Blood* (1964) OLV Excellent Italian gothic tale of vengeful ghosts haunting a castle. Barbara Steele never looked so good.
11. Orca, the Killer Whale* (1977) 31F OLV Better than I expected for a Jaws rip-off. The story is given more depth by giving the whale some motivation for killing. Richard Harris and Charlotte Rampling bring a bit of class to the movie.
12. Megashark vs Giant Octopus* (2009) Debbie Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas star in another Asylum giant creature flick. The title pretty much says it all. You can tell the movie is low budget when they use the same effects scene over and over.
13. ¡Tintorera! (1977) Uninteresting Mexican Jaws rip-off that spends more time with the main characters lazying around having drinks than in any actual shark action. Susan George gets top billing but she doesn't appear until an hour into the film! Skip it.

October 4
14. Wake Wood* (2011) OLV Excellent entry from the resuscitated Hammer Films. The story is very British - sleepy town with a terrible secret - but very well executed that recalls the feeling of dread of The Wicker Man. Low-key horror that is intelligent and very effective.
15. The Car (1977) A personal favorite of mine. Think Jaws rip-off but with a car instead of a shark. The desert setting is used to great effect in this movie starring James Brolin as a police officer against a demonic car that comes out of nowhere to start killing the inhabitants of a small town. The Car itself is something to behold, it just looks evil.

October 5
16. Finale* (2009) OLV Interesting tale of a mother seeking answers to her son's suicide. She finds out that he was part of a demonic cult that still seeks to destroy her family. Not bad.
17. Lèvres de Sang (Lips of Blood)* (1975) OLV My first Jean Rollin film. A man tries to find a woman he fell in love with as a child, she turns out to be a vampire. Like many European films this is all style and little substance, but when that style consists of many scenes of nude vampire women, I can't complain.
18. Promenons-Nous Dans les Bois (Deep in the Woods) (2000) A very Dario Argento-inspired French film about a troupe of actors hired to perform for a wealthy man and his son. The film tries to draw parallels with the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Again, much style and little substance.

October 6
19. Dead and Buried (1981) 31F OLV Another of my personal favorites. The feeling of dread is perfectly realized in this movie about a sleepy town where the dead come back to life. Great ending!

October 7
20. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) S1, episodes: The Inheritance / The Poison Pen
21. Let Me In (2010) Simply brilliant - the best vampire film in the past 30 years. As good as the original Swedish version and surpasses it in many ways, mainly in being able to tell a more streamlined story. A must see.
22. The Vampire Lovers* (1970) Hammer and American International Pictures team up to bring us this adaptation of Sheridan LeFanu's Carmilla. The beautiful pair of Ingrid Pitt and Pippa Steel adorn this gothic and sensous tale. One of Hammer's best.

October 8
23. Little Deaths* (2011) OLV Very good British anthology of a trio of tales which mix sex and horror.
24. Le Pact des Loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) An incredible visual feast but this time with a (somewhat) clearer narrative than most French films. Loosely based on the tale of La bête de Gévadaun (the beast of Gévadaun) which terrorized the French countryside in the 18th century. The movie is a mix of many genres and influences - horror, action, martial arts, fantasy, historical - but handles them all very well.
25. Tales From the Crypt* (1992) S4 Episodes: None but the lonely heart / This'll kill ya / Seance / On a deadman's chest

October 9
26. Tales From the Crypt* (1992) S4 episodes: Beauty rest / What's cookin' / The new arrival / Showdown
27. Satan's Slave (1976) By-the-numbers film that uses all the ingredients of seventies British horror. Satanism, blood and plenty of nudity. Michael Gough stars.
28. The Howling (1981) Still holds up as one of the best werewolf films ever.

October 10
29. Chill* (2007) OLV The DVD Cover says "Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's Cool Air" which means it has only a passing resemblance to the story. Even so, this is an entertaining film which keeps your attention even if the effects vary from decent to downright amateurish. Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) stars and is suitably pleasing to look at. The film sort of reminded me of Dead and Buried, especially the ending.
30. Les Raisins de la Mort (The Grapes of Death)* (1978) OLV 31F The French countryside is the setting of this unusual zombie tale. This is my second Jean Rollin film after Lips of Blood and I'm beginning to appreciate his sparse style. Worth a look.
31. Mother of Tears (2007) I prefer to take this film on its own instead as part of trilogy since I believe it works better that way. Dario Argento was never much for narrative anyway so the idea that the three "Mother" films somehow tell a coherent story is rather absurd. The lovely Asia Argento elevates this film above its flaws and Dario gives us a very retro-looking film which delivers on the gore.
32. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) S1, episodes: Cupid's Quiver / A Cup of Time

October 11
33. Le Village des Ombres (The Village of Shadows)* (2010) OLV Rather slow moving French film that really lives up to its title since most of the movie is shot in such deep shadow that you can hardy see a damn thing! The story concerns a group of young people that arrive at an abandoned village and start disappearing one by one taken by an unseen force.
34. The Wolf Man (1941) The classic Universal version. Lon Chaney Jr. gives a rather whiny performance as the cursed Wolfman. Bela Lugosi also stars in a small role as the werewolf that bites Chaney.
35. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942) Both Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi return for this sequel but this time Lugosi is the Frankenstein monster. In this movie, Chaney tries to find a way to kill himself and thus end the curse. He seeks Dr. Frankenstein in hopes that his science will aid him. Yes, we do get to see the two monsters fight.

October 12
36. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) S1, episodes: Hellowe'en / The Great Montarro
37. Carrie (2002) OLV I decided to watch this version since I've seen the DePalma version many times. In this one, Carrie causes a lot more havoc at the end of the movie.

October 13
38. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) The only way you can enjoy this movies is to NOT see it as a sequel to the mega-hit Blair Witch Project since the movie has little to do with it though it tries very hard to link itself to the events in the original film. Taken on its own it's a pretty standard ghost story. The "found footage" technique is used very little and only at the end.

October 14
39. Slither* (2006) (loaned DVD) Entertaining horror-comedy which goes unashamedly for the gross-out. A small town is invaded by extraterrestrial slug-like creatures that turn everyone into murdering drones.
40. The Uninvited* (2008) Not to be confused with the 2009 movie of the same name which was itself a remake of the Korean film A Tale of Two Sisters. This has nothing to do with either of those films. Having said that The Uninvited is a very interesting ghost story because it gives much more character development than is usual and that elevates the film and gives it much more depth. Marguerite Moreau plays the role of a woman with a fear of open spaces so she must always be facing the wall as she walks. Her home is haunted, and she must face the ghosts as well as her phobia.
41. The Wolfman (2010) I just love this film, the cinematography is beautiful as is the score. The story is much more developed than in the original and Rick Baker's werewolf makeup looks fantastic. Great cast too - Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving all deliver great performances.
42. La Cámara del Terror* (Fear Chamber) (1968) The only merit of this Mexican-American film is that it was Boris Karloff's last film. Other than that there is little here to recommend it. Story concerns a scientist that brings a rock creature from deep within the earth and it starts to kill people.

October 15
43. My Mom's a Werewolf* (1989) Totally unfunny comedy about a housewife that gets bitten by a werewolf (genre fave John Saxon) and becomes a wolf herself. To add insult to injury the effects are strictly bottom of the barrel. Avoid at all costs.
44. The Monster Squad (1987) Somewhat of a cult film among kids of the 80's generation. I myself only find it mildly amusing. Pretty decent effects for a horror comedy. Seen with commentary by the director and cast.
45. Young Frankenstein (1974) Brilliant spoof that still holds up very well today. A must-see. Seen with commentary by Mel Brooks.
46. El Vampiro Sangriento (Bloody Vampire)* (1962) Mexican film that uses all the usual vampire trappings of movies of the era. Rather talky but it has its moments.

October 16
47. Sette Note en Nero (The Psychic)* (1977) Finely crafted thriller by director Lucio Fulci about a woman who tries to solve a mystery based on a psychic vision she had.
48. The Presence* (2010) DVDr Excellent and very original ghost story that uses its deep woods location to maximum effect. Above average acting by Mira Sorvino elevates this above the usual fare.
49. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) Episodes: Doctor Jack / Shadow boxer
50. Train* (2008) DVDr Part of the "torture-horror" sub-genre started by Hostel. In fact it shares some plot elements of that movie since the story revolves around a group of young people traveling in an Eastern European country and being lured into a trap. Somewhat derivative but a solid entry in this sub-genre.

October 17
51. Asylum (1972) OLV An Amicus Studios anthology that delivers 4 tales of terror. Stellar cast: Peter Cushing, Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom and Robert Powell. If you love British horror like me, then worth a look.
52. Piranha* (2010) French director Alexandre Aja has mastered the American formula of boobs+blood=great movie. Much more comedy than horror in parts it nevertheless delivers on the gore which is almost non-stop for the last quarter of the film.

October 18
53. The Horror of Dracula (1958) The first of Christopher Lee's Dracula films. Peter Cushing and Michael Gough also star. Dracula dies by a combination of sunlight and impromptu crucifix made by two candleholders.
54. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) Episodes: The root of all evil / Tales of the Undead
55. From Beyond the Grave* (1973) OLV Another Amicus anthology with Peter Cushing as an antique shop owner who sells cursed items (predating Friday the 13th the Series which had the same premise by 15 years). Each antique brings woe to whoever buys them, especially if they cheat on the price. The segment with Donald Pleasence and his real life daughter Angela Pleasence is the best one.

October 19
56. Tales From the Crypt* (1972) OLV Yet another Amicus anthology. Ralph Richardson is the Crypt Keeper who gathers a group of strangers and tells each a ghastly tale. All the stories are adaptations of EC Comics stories.
57. Friday the 13th (2008) BLUr I was never a fan of the original Friday franchise so I had no expectations when I saw this in theaters and was pleasantly surprised. The story is strictly by the numbers about a group of young people getting killed one by one but very well done. Beautiful girls taking their tops off doesn't hurt either.
58. Red Riding Hood (2011) BLUr Pretty much a Twilight rip-off and aimed at the same teen crowd. I rented it because I love werewolf stories but the werewolf here is all CGI so that kind of kills it for me.

October 20
59. The Beast Must Die* (1973) OLV Much more of a suspense who-dunnit style of story than horror, but there is a werewolf involved so it counts. A wealthy hunter gathers a group of people, one of who is a werewolf and he (and the audience) must find out who it is.
60. Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968) One more Dracula film with Christopher Lee that is pretty good though but with no Peter Cushing it's nowhere as good as it could be.

October 21
61. Day the World Ended* (1955) Roger Corman directed flick about a group of people taking refuge in a house after a nuclear holocaust. Very streamlined story but entertaining.
62. Paranormal Activity 3* (Seen in theater) Pretty damn scary third entry in the series. Continues and expands the story which is what sequels should do.
63. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) Another Peter Cushing-less Dracula film with Christopher Lee as the count. Lee appears only briefly and his dialogue is very sparse, even so he makes an imposing presence. Hammer raise the ante by including Satanism into the mix as well as some scenes of nudity.

October 22
64. Tucker & Dale vs Evil* (loaned DVD) Hilarius horror-comedy which turns the whole hillbilly slashers stereotype upside down.
65. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) OLV For the zombie theme night I decided to stay away from the recent trend of blowing zombies up with shotguns and instead chose this classic Wes Craven film that still holds up very well today. One of Craven's best.

October 23
66. The Shining* (TV miniseries, 1997) Part 1 This miniseries is much more faithful to the novel than the Kubrick version and it's no wonder since Stephen KIng himself wrote the screenplay. At 4 1/2 hours there's plenty of time to include almost everything in the book but that also means the story drags on a bit. Even so this is a very good adaptation and the competent direction by Mick Garis as well as the very good acting of Rebecca DeMornay and Steven Weber make it a must see.
67. The Shining* (TV miniseries, 1997) Part 2
68. The Shining* (TV miniseries, 1997) Part 3
69. Scre4m* (2011) (loaned DVD) Another entry in the self-aware metafiction of the Scream franchise which by this point has become the very thing that it mocked in the first place. Wes Craven's direction and a pretty good script keep it entertaining even if it's more concerned with being clever than in delivering the scares.
70. Nightmare Castle AKA The Faceless Monster (1965) Barbara Steele plays a double role in this gothic tale. Not to be confused with Blood Castle.
71. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) Episodes: Scarecrow / Faith Healer (this episode is directed by David Cronenberg)

October 24
72. Altitude* (2010) OLV Surprisingly good tale of a group of people in a chartered airplane being besieged by an unknown force. Shows what you can do with a good script, good actors and a good director. One of the best I've seen on this challenge - recommended.
73. Wrong Turn (2003) Another entry in the "backwoods horror" sub-genre but a couple of notches above the average thanks to solid direction and acting.
74. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) Much bloodier than the first one. This time a group of reality show survivalists encounter the mutant cannibals of the woods.

October 25
75. Shivers* (1975) OLV A parasite turns people into sex-crazed maniacs. David Cronenberg's first film and one in which we see themes he would explore in many of his later films: the attraction/repulsion of sex and the mutation of the flesh. Barbara Steele stars in a small but memorable role.
76. House on Haunted Hill (1959) Vincent Price hosts an evening in a haunted house with a prize for those who survive the night.
77. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) Episodes: The Baron's Bride / Bedazzled

October 26
78. Vampire Circus* (1971) OLV An unusual Hammer vampire film as it doesn't star neither Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing but doesn't suffer from it at all. A circus comes to town to avenge the death of a vampire that the townspeople killed years before. The usual mixture of sex and blood plus an unusual setting makes this one a winner.
79. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead* (2009) Instead of college kids in the woods we now have escaped convicts being chased by hillbilly mutants. Not as good as the first two and the inclusion of CGI gore is a step down.
80. Let the Right one In (2008) Don't waste time comparing this to the American remake - they're both great films in their own right. A must-see.

October 27
81. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark* (2011) OLV Remake that expands the story of the 70's made for TV movie. Guillermo del Toro has a hand in the script and he re-uses some of the elements seen in El Laberinto del Fauno and Hellboy II. Some solid directing and a great sense of atmosphere help the story greatly. The child actor (around whom the story revolves) is very good but her character is a total brat for mos of the film so we don't really sympathize with her. It would have been much better if Katie Holmes had been the main character. Also the excessive use of CGI creatures, well made though they may be, kind of destroys the creepy atmosphere the film tries to create.
82. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) Episodes: Vanity's mirror / Tattoo
83. Black Swan (2010) BLUr WILDCARD 1 I don't think I should have to use a Wildcard here but I'll use one just in case. This excellent film about the horrors of mental illness shows us that the true demons live inside the human mind. There is no blood, but the world of ballet is shown here as more visceral than most gore movies. Natalie Portman's performance is incredible.

October 28
84. I Spit On Your Grave* (1978) OLV The notoriety of this movie is quite frankly much overrated. The film is basically a girl gets raped and then she gets back at her assailants in not so imaginative ways. Plenty of nudity but very little story.
85. Friday the 13th the Series (1987) Episodes: Brain Drain / The eletrocutioner
86. The Devil Rides Out (1968) OLV One of Hammer's best films. Here Christopher Lee plays the hero for a change as he confronts a devil cult that has enslaved a friend of his. Excellent script by Richard Matheson based on Dennis Wheatley's novel. There's some pretty scary stuff like the appearance of a hellish horseman that I'm sure scared the crap out of people back in 1968. Great stuff!
87. Cat People (1982) Having close to nothing to do with the original I really can't consider this film a remake so comparing the two is pointless. Director Paul Schrader presents a visually stunning movie with lots of artistic class mixed with some very gory scenes and plenty of sex. The alluring Nastassja Kinsky is perfect as the innocent Irene who is cursed to transform into a panther and kill during the act of sex unless she mates with another of her kind. The rest of the cast, Malcolm McDowell, John Herd and Annette O'Toole, are very good as well. Great practical effects and an excellent electronic score as well.
88. Dying God* (2008) OLV Total waste of time for everyone involved and that includes Lance Henriksen who has done some bad films but this must be his worse. The setting for the story is never made clear (USA or South America?) and the different accents make it even more confusing. An ancient creature, worshiped as a god by the local natives must mate before he dies so he goes around raping prostitutes in hopes of impregnating them. The sex act usually kills them so he keeps raping until he can find one that will carry his offspring. That could have made an exciting story but such was not the case - the movie is just plain boring.

October 29
89. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) WILDCARD 2 A childhood favorite of mine and one that was quite spooky if you were a kid. The tale is much more SF than horror but there was an element of menace as 2 creepy looking old guys (Ray Milland and Donald Pleasence, and just for those two the film merits its inclusion in this challenge) chase a couple of kids with psychic powers who are in fact extraterrestrials.
90. Poltergeist (1982) One of the best films of the 80s. Excellently directed by Tobe Hooper but with the heavy influence of writer-producer Steven Spielberg who bring the horror to a suburban setting instead of the usual old castle or creepy mansion. This was one of the first horror films that used big budget effects sequences and does so to help the story, not substitute it. A great film.
91. An American Werewolf in London Another winner from the 80s! Damn, they made great films back then! John Landis directs and updates the werewolf tale and gives us a film that is at once horrifying and with a bit of humor. The special effects were groundbreaking for the era and have still not been surpassed since most werewolf films of today use CGI. This was the first film were we saw a full-on werewolf transformation on camera. Having the lovely Jenny Agutter in the cast is also a big plus. A must-have in any horror collection.
92. Friday the 13th the series (1987) Episodes: The quilt of Hathor parts 1 & 2
93. Friday the 13th the series (1987) Episodes: Double exposure / The pirate's promise

October 30 - MADE FOR TV TERROR MARATHON!
Note: Made for TV movies of the 70s-80s are among my favorite so my reviews are hardly partial, with the exception of Count Dracula which is a great movie. I love all these films because I have a sentimental attachment to them since I saw many of these type of movies on the late show as a kid.
94. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)Episodes: The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet Dracula parts 1 & 2 The Hardy Boys team up with Nancy Drew for the first time to find their father who went missing while tracking an art thief in Transylvania.
95. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1978) Episodes: Voodoo doll parts 1 & 2 The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet again to investigate a girl's disappearance in New Orleans. While there they are threatened by a voodoo priest. A young Kim Catrrall co stars.
96. This House Possessed* (1981) OLV Made for TV movie that stars Parker Stevenson and Lisa Eilbacher in an unusual haunted house story.
97. Ritual of Evil (1970) Louis Jourdan stars in this sequel to Fear No Evil where he fights a devil cult in order to save a young woman.
99. She Waits* (1972) Patty Duke is a young woman possessed by the spirit of her husband's ex-wife. Plays more like a mystery than horror but very good nonetheless.
100! Count Dracula (1977) BBC TV miniseries part 1 In my opinion, simply the BEST Dracula film ever made, period. This superb BBC TV adaptation follows the book very closely, and Louis Jourdan plays the Count like no one has before or since, with an icy demeanor and a sense of being above good an evil. He infuses the character with a sense of indeed having lived for centuries. Unlike modern interpretations (The Coppola movie), Dracula is not "suffering for love" or whining because he's lonely (insert any modern vampire movie title here), Jourdan's Dracula is subtle and his restrained performance hints at incredible power and majesty lurking beneath the surface. Some have critized the use of both film and video, but this is a minor and irrelevant complaint because as a whole this version of the oft-told tale is not to be missed.
101. Count Dracula (1977) BBC TV miniseries part 2

October 31
102. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) OLV One of the most fondly remembered of all Made for TV movies, this is just a superb film that could have easily been a theatrical movie. The story is perfectly crafted to tell a low key tale of terror in a small town where a bunch of bullies kill a retarded man, they are then haunted by his spirit which takes the guise of a scarecrow. Great acting by the entire cast, especially Charles Durning as the head villain.
103. Friday the 13th the series (1987) Episodes: Badge of honor / Pipe dream
104. Amityville II: The Possession (1982) A personal favorite of mine which I consider one of the best horror films of the 80's. It's an american film with a very European sensibility, no wonder since it was produced by Dino DeLaurentis and directed by Damiano Damiani (what a name!). Damiani's direction is excellent, his camera flows and moves as if living, he takes the typical POV shot and uses it in inventive ways. The story, though a prequel to The Amityville Horror (before the word "prequel" became common jargon), stands on its own and is far superior to the sequels that came after. The cast is also top-notch, Burt Young (Pauly from the Rocky films) as the abusive father, Rutanya Alda as the mother trying to keep the family together, Jack Manger as the possesed teen, and the very memorable Diane Franklin as the daughter. Many dismiss the movie as an Exorcist rip-off, and indeed there are many similarities, especially in the last third of the movie, but the story is hardly a rip-off and holds its own quite nicely as an excellent and very underrated piece.
105. Wolfen (1981) I decided to end the challenge with another personal favorite which I regards as a highly underrated film. This movie came out at around the same time as American Werewolf and The Howling and I believe it was overshadowed by those two great films. SPOILERS AHEAD! Based on a novel by Whitley Strieber (who also wrote The Hunger another 80s gem) tells the tale of a group of intelligent wolves living in the slum areas of New York and feeding off the homeless population. The cast is very good: Albert Finney, Diane Venora and Gregory Hines all give great performances. The movie starts off more like a cop drama and then slowly veers into weird territory as the identity of the creatures becomes known. Many were disappointed that the killers turned out to be real wolves instead of werewolves and I admit I was one of them but repeated viewings have made me appreciate the film more.

That's it! 105 films! Much better than last year's 75.

The Expanded Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley -
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
--- Hazel Court -
--- Klaus Kinski -
-X- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree - Dying God
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. - The Wolf Man
-X- Michael Gough - Satan's Slave
-X- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins - The Fog
-X- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister - Candyman
-X- Vincent Price - The Last Man on Earth

Watch a film composed by:
-X- James Bernard - Horror of Dracula
--- Simon Boswell -

Watch a film directed by:
-X- David Cronenberg - Shivers
-X- Jean Rollin - Lèvres de Sang
-X- John Carpenter - The Fog
--- Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
-X- Terence Fisher - The Horror of Dracula

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- Dick Smith - Exorcist II: The Heretic
--- Tom Savini -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- Anthology Film - Little Deaths
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Dead and Buried
-X- Based on a Novel - The Pyx
--- Blue Underground -
--- Called "Attack of ..." -
-X- Called "Day of ..." - I Spit On Your Grave AKA Day of the Woman
-X- Called "Night of ..." - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
--- Called "Return of ..." -
--- Called "Revenge of ..." -
-X- Cannibalism - Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial - Body Snatchers
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Wrong Turn / Wrong Turn 2 / Wrong Turn 3
-X- Film and its Remake - The Wolf Man (1941) / The Wolfman (2010)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Danza Macabra AKA Castle of Blood
-X- Giallo - Sette Note en Nero (The Psychic)
--- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.)
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Orca, the Killer Whale
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The Omen
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Carrie (2002 version)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus
--- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical -
-X- Rape / Revenge - I Spit On Your Grave
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Friday the 13th
--- Silent Film -
-X- Spoof / Comedy - Slither
--- Takes Place in Space -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - ¡Tintorera!
-X- Vampire - Lèvres de Sang (Lips of Blood)
-X- Werewolf - The Howling
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Alucarda
-X- With Commentary - The Monster Squad
--- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title -
-X- Won an Academy Award (any category) - The Wolfman (2010 version)
-X- Zombie - Dead and Buried

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, (DVD), Candyman.
-X- Second format, (On-line viewing), Danza Macabra (Castle of Blood)
-X- Third format, (DVD-R), ¡Tintorera!.

Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
-X- First language, (Italian), Danza Macabra AKA Castle of Blood
-X- Second language, (French), Promenons-Nous Dans les Bois (Deep in the Woods)
-X- Third language, (Spanish), La Cámara del Terror (Fear Chamber)

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - The Wolf Man
-X- 1950 - House on Haunted Hill
-X- 1960 - The Last Man on Earth
-X- 1970 - The Exorcist II: The Heretic
-X- 1980 - The Fog
-X- 1990 - Candyman
-X- 2000 - Soul Survivors
-X- 2010 - Wake Wood

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Escape to Witch Mountain
-X- PG - Young Frankenstein
-X- PG-13 - The Monster Squad
-X- R - Candyman
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

Venture Into the Literary World:
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL - Under the Dome by Stephen King


Theme Nights:
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films - Alucarda
-X- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral - The Last Man on Earth
-X- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation - Orca, the Killer Whale
-X- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema - The Car
-X- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films - Lèvres de Sang (Lips of Blood)
-X- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties - Dead and Buried
-X- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue - Let Me In
-X- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror - Le Pact des Loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf)
--- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian -
-X- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films - Les Raisins de la Mort (The Grapes of Death)
-X- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves - The Wolf Man
-X- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King - Carrie (2002 version)
--- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage -
-X- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - The Uninvited
-X- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films - Young Frankenstein
-X- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films - Sette Note en Nero (The Psychic)
-X- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Asylum
-X- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror - Horror of Dracula
-X- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Friday the 13th
-X- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films - Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
-X- 10/21: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror - Day the World Ended
-X- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films - The Serpent and the Rainbow
-X- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror - Nightmare Castle
-X- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants - Wrong Turn
-X- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography - House on Haunted Hill
-X- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore - Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
-X- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror - Black Swan
-- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft - The Devil Rides Out
-X- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues - Poltergeist
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Ritual of Evil
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Dark Night of the Scarecrow

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The list is final!

105 movies viewed meeting goal of breaking 100

Completed Checklist and Theme Nights.

78 first time viewings and 27 repeat viewings

98 on DVD
2 on VHS
1 from TV
4 streaming



I'm going to try to break 100 this year.
Last year I made it to 104.

* First time viewing
Theme Night Movies
Format if not DVD

October 01
01. The Disembodied (1957)* WB Archive
Paul Burke is heroic and Allison Hayes is sultry in this tale of voodoo set deep in the African jungle. Slow moving but the cast makes it fun. 5/10
02. The Hypnotic Eye (1960)* WB Archive
More Allison goodness as she co-stars in the story of police searching for the reason that twelve beautiful young women would mutilate themselves. The Hypnomagic gimmick brings the movie to a dead halt right before the not so thrilling climax. 4/10
03. The Unearthly (1957)*
John Carradine shines as the mad scientist searching for immortality through the use of a homemade extra gland. Rest of the cast is good including a sexy but subdued Allison Hayes. Standard stuff but well done. 6/10
04. Castle Freak (1995)*
A family moves into an inherited castle in Italy and discovers that it is not uninhabited. Very entertaining, nice balance between atmosphere and action. Significant gore and some nudity. 8/10
05. Brain Damage (1987)*
A young man becomes host to an alien parasite which controls him using a hallucinogenic substance. Rick Herbst is good as the victim. Overall sleazy atmosphere with a low budget but effective creature. 7/10
06. Blacula (1972)*
Standard vampire tale done blacksploitation style. A huge amount of fun. 7/10
07. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Bizarre often surreal story of a man's revenge for the death of his wife. Very clever and often fantastic murder methods. My liking for this movie grows each time I watch it. 8/10
08. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Yeah, you know. A classic. 8/10

October 02
09. The Dead Eyes of London (1961)*
Mystery/crime film with elements of horror, especially Tor Johnson like killer Blind Jack. Visiting millionaires are being found drowned in London and the Blind Beggar Gang is suspected. Nice foggy atmosphere. 5/10
10. Wishmaster (1997)*
Djinn tries to gain power by granting people's wishes. Interesting mythology presented but movie just didn't work for me. Didn't really care for the heroine and the ending was of my most despised kind. 4/10
11. Cabin Fever (2002)*
Five college students rent a cabin deep in the woods but then one of them starts getting very sick. No particularly likable characters make it hard to connect. Some things seem to happen just to move the plot along. 5/10
12. The Crazies (1973)*
The Army attempts to contain a disease accidentally unleashed on a small town. Low budget and the acting isn't always very polished but its still an absorbing movie with a good tense and frantic mood. 6/10
13. The Carrier (1987)*
Some objects in a small town become deadly to the touch. The local doctor suspects that only one individual, a carrier, is responsible. Not the greatest acting and the plot doesn't always make total sense but its an enjoyable, if strange, movie. 5/10
14. I Bury the Living (1958)* VHS
Richard Boone plays a new cemetery manager who discovers that he can make people die just by sticking black pins into a map of the graves. Nice use of light and shadow when Boone is approaching a mental breakdown. The end doesn't really ring true though. 5/10

October 03
15. Up From the Depths (1979)*
A giant, prehistoric fish tries to play Jaws and fails. Poor acting, pacing and humor yet still mildly entertaining. Everything looks just kind of thrown together and the monster looks pretty lame. 4/10
16. The Bermuda Depths (1978)* WB Archive Wild Card #1
A disturbed young man returns home to find out about the death of his father and gets involved with two scientists researching The Bermuda Triangle. Slow moving but with a well done and exciting finish. BUT I don't really consider this horror or even a Jaws rip off (even though it was on that list). Its really more of a fantasy romance, despite the presence of a giant undersea beastie that wrecks a few ships. Thus the wild card. 6/10

October 04
17. Delirium Photo of Gloria (1972)*
Models and staff at Pussycat magazine are being killed off in bizarre ways. Very entertaining giallo with some strange moments and bountiful (but not excessive) nudity. 7/10
18. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Phibes travels to Egypt to resurrect his wife and find eternal life for both. Lacks the surreal quality of the first. Too talky for me and this Vulnavia lacks the grace and presence of the first. 5/10

October 05
19. The Rape of the Vampires (1968)* streaming
Three people try to cure four sisters who believe they are vampires. Lots of stuff happens. There are some striking visuals. The first half makes some kind of sense but the second half much less. I will watch this again, but not for a while. 5/10
20. Seven Women for Satan (1972)*
Count Zaroff has a vivid and sadistic fantasy life. His butler Karl, tries to make the Count's daydreams come true. Interesting. Mix of fantasy and reality results in dream like feel. Extensive nudity. 6/10

October 06
21. Don't Go In the Woods ... Alone! (1981)*
Visitors to a wilderness area start dying in horrible ways. Slasher in the forest! When the lard assed sheriff is the most sympathetic character ... well I guess you know who I was rooting for. Watchable mainly due to some good dark humor. 5/10
22. Don't Go In the House (1980)*
After the mother of a man who is obsessed with fire passes away he starts to hear voices and they tell him to "Burn, Baby, Burn!". Interesting almost psychological study of a disturbed individual. A bit slow moving but there are a few scary moments. 5/10

October 07
23. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)*
The good doctor's quest to defeat death takes him beyond mere body parts and into the realm of soul transference. Interesting and deliberately paced take on where Frankenstein's research might have gone. Nice lab equipment. 5/10
24. Vampire Circus (1971)*
A small traveling circus comes to town and villagers begin to die. Wonderfully different vampire story has some great visuals and is full of feverish energy and creepy moments. One of the best Hammer's I've ever seen. 9/10
25. Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971)*
An archeologist's daughter is an exact double of a perfectly preserved woman from ancient Egypt. Not a mummy movie in the traditional Universal sense but there are some similarities. Well done with great sets, lots of suspense, and Valerie Leon is gorgeous. 6/10

October 08
26. Murders in the Zoo (1933) VHS
Lionel Atwell plays an unbalanced animal collector who commits murders that can be blamed on zoo animals. Fun with a good cast that includes future western star Randolph Scott (one of my favs). Stupid humor is there but doesn't hurt too much. 5/10
27. Dog Soldiers (2002)*
A squad of soldiers on a training mission face off against a pack of werewolves. Good stuff, one of the best soldiers vs. monsters movies I've ever seen. The men are not the typical stereotypes and are more fleshed out. One plot point doesn't make sense but otherwise very entertaining. 8/10
28. Galaxy of Terror (1981)*
A rescue ship lands on a barren planet and finds more than just the crew they are searching for. One of Corman's better New World productions has effective sets, passable effects and good action sequences. Slows a bit in the middle and the end is disappointing. 7/10
29. The Crazies (2010)*
Something is turning town residents of a small town into deadly raving maniacs. The military is sent to contain the problem. Excellent remake - I think its better than the original. More tension and suspense and more sympathy with the characters. 8/10
30. Werewolves on Wheels (1971)*
After an encounter with strange monks in the middle of the desert, members of a motorcycle gang begin dying and appear to have been attacked by a savage animal. OK, but not as much action as I expected, its too talky at times. Some nudity including a naked snake dance helps. 5/10

October 09
31. The Man Who Laughs (1928)* (American Silent Horror Collection)
The son of a disgraced nobleman is disfigured as a child and when grown becomes a political pawn in the English court. Huge, lavish production with literal cast of thousands has most of its horrific elements in the first part but the grin on Veidt's face is disturbing throughout the film. 7/10
32. Ringu 2 (1999)* Japan (Ringu: Anthology of Terror)
Even those who escaped death after watching the evil video are not free from the curse. Typical J-Horror tricks but very well done and effective. Very creepy at times with several nice scares. 7/10
33. Into the Mirror (2003)* South Korea
A week before a department store is to reopen after being repaired, employees begin to die in mysterious and violent ways. Very well done ghost story with an interesting mystery to boot. 7/10
34. Oily Maniac (1976)* Hong Kong
A crippled lawyer uses an ancient spell to turn into a horrible oily creature in order to right wrongs. Kind of entertaining but really dumb, like a bad comic book. Look! Its the Lube Job of Death!! Surprising amount of nudity keeps things a little interesting. 4/10
35. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1969)* Philippines
Strange creatures with green blood terrorize and island including a woman looking for her father and a government doctor sent to investigate. Bad in a fun way. A little talky at times. When monster appears or will soon appear the camera starts rapidly zooming in and out. This Monster Zoom quickly gets annoying. 5/10

October 10
36. Diabolique (1955)*
A man's wife and his mistress decide to kill him. The first part is pretty much a straight crime film but then things start to get strange. The last 15-20 minutes are incredibly tense and creepy. 7/10
37. The Grapes of Death (1978)*
A woman travels to a winery in France to visit her fiance but before she gets there terrible things begin to happen. Very standard plot (at least these days) but well filmed with a good strong female lead and some nice eerie crumbling buildings to run around in. 6/10

October 11
38. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Two Americans traveling in England run into a ferocious beast. The dark humor and the effects still work after all these years. 7/10

October 12
39. Children of the Corn (1984)*
A couple driving through Nebraska hit an injured child but find trouble instead of help in nearby Gatlin. The hero, Burt, is kind of a dick so I ended up rooting for the kids most of the time. Still the whole deserted town thing was quite creepy. The Big Bad (who I decided for no reason at all must be a corn elemental) was disappointing in execution and concept but the end was exciting. 5/10

October 13
40. [Rec] (2007)
So does [Rec] hold up under a second viewing? OH YEAH! Still scared the stuffing out of me. 10/10
41. [Rec]2 (2009)*
A doctor and a SWAT team enter the apartment building from [Rec] and try to find a way to contain the problem. Very good sequel but it can't really touch the original. Fewer shocks for me and perhaps they explain a bit too much. I liked the structure of intersecting videos so you get the same scene from different perspectives. I also liked the end a lot. 7/10

October 14
42. Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)* (The Children of the Corn Collection)
The children of Gatlin are taken in by residents of a nearby town where they again plot murder and mayhem. Fun in a bad movie, kind of insane way. Not as scary but more entertaining than the original although its full of silly cliches. Not to be taken too seriously (one kill drops a house on Ruby, whose sister Mrs. West comes by and vows vengeance). Corn elemental cloud makes appearance at beginning of movie. 6/10
43. Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1994)* (The Children of the Corn Collection)
Yet another supernaturally powered preacher moves from Gatlin to Chicago and intends to use a strain of uber-corn to take over the world. Alternates between stupid and wonderfully crazy but doesn't reach the beautifully insane heights of number two until the very end where we see what I think is the end of the corn elemental in a stop-motion extravaganza. 6/10

October 15
44. Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)* (The Children of the Corn Collection)
Supernaturally powered boy preacher crawls out of a well in Grand Island, Nebraska and reeks havoc with children. More traditional ghost/possession/revenge story unrelated to Gatlin stories and no corn elemental. Many bloody kills. 5/10
45. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)* (The Children of the Corn Collection)
A boy is possessed by a mystical bonfire in the middle of a corn field and becomes leader of a cult of killer children. Pretty standard killer kid cult stuff except this bunch worships a smoldering silo. Fred Williamson and David Carradine provide some star power. 5/10
46. The Raven (1963)
Two advanced sorcerers face off in a final confrontation using wits and magic. Totally fun. Karloff steals the show from a good cast. Low budget special effects fit right in and the story does have a few surprises. 8/10
47. Universal Horror (1998)* (The Mummy Special Edition - Universal Legacy Series)
Documentary covering Universal horror films (plus a few from other studios) from the silent era to The Wolf Man. Lots of clips and interviews.
48. The Mummy (1932) (Special Edition - Universal Legacy Series) 8/10
49. The Mummy with commentary by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steven Haburman, Bob Burns, and Brent Armstrong
50. The Mummy's Hand (1940) hosted by Svengoolie Taped off TV
After Universal Horror I needed more so went on a mini mummy marathon. The commentary was great covering not only The Mummy but other Universal horrors and the genre in general. I forgot how much stupid Universal humor hurts The Mummy's Hand which is otherwise the best of the sequels, mainly due to the weird thing they did to Tom Tyler's mummy eyes.

October 16
51. Attack of the Aztec Mummy (1957)* (The Aztec Mummy Collection)
A doctor uses hypno-regression on his finance and discovers the location of a ancient burial room. Crooks and a mummy are also after the treasure. Slow at times, especially the crook stuff and there really isn't that much mummy action but the creature looks OK. 4/10
52. The Ghost (1963)*
An invalid's wife and his doctor murder him but soon the pair begin experiencing strange events. Barbara Steel steals the show with a just slightly over the top performance. Generally creepy atmosphere. 6/10
53. Baron Blood (1978)* (The Mario Bava Collection Vol. 2)
A stupid American revives a cursed sadist who died hundreds of years ago. Well done all around with a strong sense of growing tension and fear. Elke Sommer is particularly fetching. Not sure if Joseph Cotten was the best choice but he's OK. 8/10
54. The Visitor (1979)*
Mash up of SF, mysticism and horror about an alien evil surviving on Earth in the genes of certain people. An all star cast but some scenes just don't make sense and some characters really serve no purpose. But still entertaining, probably more than it should have been. 6/10
55. Island of the Fishmen (1979)*
Survivors of a shipwreck find themselves on a strange, uncharted island ruled by a brutal white man. Surprisingly good production values and lots of action and some nice miniature work. 6/10

October 17
56. Twice Told Tales (1963)*
Three stories of the strange and supernatural each with Vincent Price and a different supporting cast. Good job by Price in all three. Slowly paced but effective. The effects are a bit primitive but work well enough and there are some good scares and many creepy moments. 7/10

October 18
57. Day of the Woman (1978)* (aka I Spit on Your Grave)
After being repeatedly raped, a women takes revenge on the men who did it. Very brutal movie with several scenes that made me cringe. Well made but I can't say I enjoyed it. 6/10
58. Bride of Chucky (1998)*
Chucky is revived by a former (pre-Chucky days) girlfriend. Mayhem follows. Hits all the right marks for a horror comedy. My favorite Chucky so far. The dolls/puppets are really amazing. 7/10

October 19
59. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
A woman with a dark past is pursued by a former lover. Meanwhile, other women are turning up dead, slashed with a razor. Excellent giallo with Edwige French. Starts out like some others but becomes more interesting than many. Edwige French is lovely. There are some bloody kills and lots of nudity. Did I mention Edwige French? 7/10
60. The Burning (1981)*
A burned and disfigured man, the victim of a practical joke gone wrong, returns to the scene seeking revenge and starts attacking a group of campers. OK slasher film is very predictable (at least these days) and feels kind of uninspired yet the time passed quickly and I was never bored. Several bloody kills. Who knew garden shears could be so versatile? 5/10

October 20
61. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)* (4 Film Favorites * Dracula)
Three men looking for sensual pleasures unwittingly help to resurrect Dracula. Picks up right where the last movie left off. Hammer adds some twists to the basic vampire story which work well here to keep things fresh. Some nice spooky sets, a bit of blood, and some very tense scenes. 7/10
62. Dracula (1931) (Classic Monster Collection)
Gosh I love this movie, despite all its flaws. The first 10-15 minutes are just brilliant and there are many other fine, atmospheric scenes throughout the movie. 9/10
63. Dracula's Daughter (1936) (Dracula, The Legacy Collection)
Picks up where Dracula ended with two fairly stupid Bobbies arresting Van Helsing. OK sequel has too much dumb Universal humor for my taste and can't come close to the original although it tries in a few scenes. 5/10
64. Son of Dracula (1943) (Dracula, The Legacy Collection)
The Count comes to America and visits the swamps thanks to a pretty psychic. Chaney Jr. makes a surprisingly effect Dracula with a forbidding physical presence and there are some other strong performances particularly by Robert Paige. Swampy setting adds a nice touch and there are several well done, creepy scenes. 6/10

October 21
65. The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960) streaming
Energy beings from space reanimate dead bodies in order to sabotage the space program and pave the way for invasion. Very low budget schlock but enjoyable in its quirky way. Best part is the Bickerson like alien/zombies, one of which keeps loosing his arm. 3/10
66. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Vincent Price plays a scientist who is the only survivor of a plague and is pursued by vampire like mutants created by the disease. A different kind of role for Price and one I enjoyed. Good sense of desolation. 7/10
67. Rats Night of Terror (1983)*
Hundreds of years after a nuclear war, a group of bikers/scavengers face off against hordes of flesh eating rats. Sounds better than it is. Sub par dubbing, script, effects, and acting. Ending is laughable. 4/10

October 22
68. Black Christmas (1974)*
As Christmas approaches, members of a sorority begin disappearing. Excellent movie. Has the kind of ending I usually don't like but it works here. Great build up of terror and suspense. 8/10
69. Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (1972)*
A small theater group goes to an island cemetery one night and the director reads from an ancient spell book trying to raise the dead. Good characters, slow build up, perhaps just a bit too slow, but things move quickly once the action starts. Decent makeup. 7/10
70. Vengeance of the Zombies (1972)*
A Hindu mystic is suspected in a series of murders of young women who's bodies then disappear from the morgue. Voodoo zombies, not Romero zombies. Bizarre story is a bit disjointed but interesting. Naschy does a good job. One very gruesome scene. 5/10
71. Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)*
The son of an army officer uses a dangerous chemical to bring his girlfriend back to life. Often predictable but good story and characters. Well done effects and some disturbing scenes. 7/10
72. Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1987)*
Illegally dumped toxic factory waste causes three women to rise from their graves to get revenge on those responsible. OK, with lots of gore, several disgusting deaths, and lots of nudity but the end results in the whole movie not making much sense. 4/10

October 23
73. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)*
In London, a fiend is using exotic weapons and devices to kill young women. OK story with little real mystery but some clever if improbably murders. The finish is a bit lame and abrupt. 5/10
74. Dracula - Spanish version (1931)
Probably a better movie than the English version but it does lack some of the atmosphere and of course Lugosi but with repeated viewings I find that Villarias' Dracula is growing on me. Mina/Eva is much hotter in this version. 7/10
75. The Haunted Palace (1963)
A man moves into a castle he inherited and begins to suffer memory losses and a personality change. Lovecraft meets Poe and I can't imagine a film with more foggy streets, howling winds, thunderous storms, dank corridors, looming shadows and shadowy figures. Price is excellent. 8/10
76. Black Torment (1964)*
A nobleman returns to his estate with a new bride only to find that the locals have often seen him in the past three months although he was 100 miles away in London. Nicely done mystery with ghosts, murders, and family secrets. Even though the resolution was no surprise the film is entertaining to the very end. 7/10
77. Laid to Rest (2008)*
A woman wakes up in a coffin, manages to get out and is chased by someone wearing a metal mask. Very nasty at times and lots of gore. Well made with increasing feeling of desperation, constantly building tension and excitement. 7/10

October 24
78. The Being (1981)*
A small town in Idaho full of dull and stupid people is menaced by a mutation caused by the local nuclear waste dump. Cool looking monster, some nice icky kills, generally lame acting. 4/10
79. Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Classic kaiju fest has aliens taking control of Earth's monsters and having them trash major cities. Also has lots of good spaceship action on the Earth and the Moon. 7/10

October 25
80. Theater of Blood (1973)*
A Shakespearean actor returns from the dead and starts taking vengeance on critics who snubbed him. Enjoyable with a good cast and clever themed murders and a good bit of dark humor. Price has to deal with a one-note character but manages to make him interesting. 6/10
81. Witchfinder General (1968)
Two men travel around England extracting "confessions" from accused witches and make a nice profit doing it. A wonderfully constructed film shot on location and uses that to good effect. Very strong story and cast. Price is outstanding portraying the evil that humans can sink to without going overboard. A good bit of blood and violence and quite a downbeat ending. 8/10

October 26
82. Dead Alive (1992)*
The bite of a rare rat monkey from Sumatra starts a zombie plague which really complicates life for Lionel Cosgrove. Starts out very funny and gory, then gets funny and very gory, then the laughs get further and further apart and it gets even more gory until the end is just a tiresome haze of red jello. First part at least 6/10, last part barely 4/10 so give it a 5/10.
83. Dead Man's Eyes(1944) (Inner Sanctum Mysteries)
A painter goes blind because of an accident involving acid. His sight might be restored by a "weird operation" but before that can happen, someone else must die! Good, efficient B-movie in black and white - just what I needed to counteract the mind numbing excess of the previous film. Mostly a mystery with elements of horror. IMDB gives it a pass and so will I. 5/10

October 27
84. Angel Heart (1987)*
A private detective is hired to find a former big band singer. The trail leads to the voodoo laden swamps of Louisiana. Very dark, very mysterious with a nice seedy feeling. Acting and cinematography are excellent. Some gruesome scenes. 7/10
85. The Brood (1979)
A man becomes concerned about his wife, who is undergoing a new type of therapy, when his daughter returns from a visit with her and the child's back is covered with scratches and welts. Chilling story of what the human mind might be capable of. Some very, very creepy moments. 8/10
86. High Tension (2003)*
A family is brutally slain except for the daughter who is kidnapped. The daughter's best friend pursues the madman responsible. Very tense, very gory, very exciting with very problematic ending. Still mulling it over. 7/10

October 28
87. Carver (2007)* streaming
A group of friends go camping in a little used area and run into trouble with the locals. Well made, bloody slasher in the woods story with a few scenes that made me cringe. Good acting and a high tension level keep you watching but there isn't really anything new here. The end is too drawn out and not really a surprise. 5/10
88. Witchouse (1999)*
A girl resurrects her ancestor, a witch burned at the stake 300 years ago, so she can take revenge on the descendants of those who killed her. Nothing new and nothing special, acting a bit sub par. 4/10
89. Night of the Eagle (1962)*
A professor discovers that his wife has been using witchcraft to help his career but refuses to believe that it worked. Excellent movie, well acted, full of eerie atmosphere where appropriate, good camera work and use of shadows. Nice score. 8/10

October 29
90. The Haunting (1963)*
An anthropologist, trying to prove the existence of the supernatural, and a small group of assistants move into a supposedly haunted house. Amazingly good ghost story uses sounds, shadows, and camera work to keep ratcheting up the tension. Pacing is perfect and it has a really good score. 9/10
91. Children of the Corn 666: Issac's Return (1999)* (The Children of the Corn Collection)
A child of the original children of the corn returns to Gatlin because of visions and to find out about her real mother. Kind of confusing story, Issac hasn't aged well at all, and its too predictable. My least favorite of the Corn sequels. 4/10
92. Children of the Corn VII: Revelation (2001)* (The Children of the Corn Collection)
A woman searching for her missing grandmother finds connections to a child cult from 80 years ago. More urban setting, a condemned condo with an ornamental corn garden, only thematically related to Gatlin stories. Pretty good with a few spooky moments and several creepy kids. Remember, cult children can be distracted by video games. 5/10
93. Freddy's Dead The Final Nightmare (1991)*
Freddy's back and this time wants to make it a family affair. Typical shenanigans although they sometimes seem sillier, bordering on stupid and not scary. Even Robert Englund seems tired of it all. 5/10
94. Halloween 5 (1989)*
Michael Myers is back and continues to chase his little niece. A fun watch. Some stupid plot points and the end is even more inconclusive than usual but MM seems more creepy and mysterious than he did in the previous movie and that's a good thing. 6/10
95. The Dead Are Alive (1972)*
A series of brutal murders take place around an archeological site in Italy. This muddled and plodding giallo is fairly dull and even the kills are uninspired. It picks up a bit at the end, but by then its too late. 3/10
96. The Touch of Satan Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Rhino Vol. 5)
A man traveling around the country meets a pretty witch and falls in love. Poor movie but top notch riffing.

October 30
97. Night of the Demon (1957)*
A practical hard-headed psychologist investigates a satanic cult in England. An old favorite but I have never seen this longer, British version. Great acting and mood, some of the effects may not hold up that well but they'll do. 8/10
98. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)*
A priest sent to investigate Father Merrin's exorcism of Regan MacNeil ends up confronting a demon and his own lack of faith. OK sequel, a little slow at times especially getting bogged down in the science vs. faith question. Also Burton's wanderings get a bit tedious at times. 6/10
99. Beyond the Door (1974)*
A woman with an unusual pregnancy becomes possessed. Barely adequate effects and makeup. Dubbing of some characters below average. Script is muddled and repetitious. 4/10
100. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942) (Wolfman, The Legacy Collection)
Larry Talbot is resurrected and goes in search of Dr. Frankenstein hoping to find a cure. Another solid later entry in the Universal monster movies. 6/10
101. Halloween (1978)
I just enjoy this movie so much. Everything works for me despite a few flaws. 10/10

October 31
102. Night of the Scarecrow (1995)* streaming
The spirit of a dead warlock possesses a scarecrow and seeks revenge on the ancestors of the settlers who killed him. By the numbers slasher film with some standard kills and a few bizarre ones. Kills just happen without much build up or suspense. The acting is acceptable. The scarecrow looks OK but sometimes it seems to be too solid, like a man in a scarecrow suit. 5/10
103. Jack-o (1995)*
A pumpkin demon rises one Halloween seeking vengeance on two families whose ancestors killed a wizard or something like that. The demon looks pretty good, the kills have lots of blood spraying around and the characters are generally likeable. 5/10
104. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
Entertaining story of a company planning a magical disaster for Halloween. Baddie motives a bit unclear but I love those masks. 7/10
105. From Hell It Came (1957) WB Archive
On a jungle island, a tree with a human like face grows from the grave of a murdered man and seeks vengeance on those responsible for the death. Fun bit of 1950's monster cheese to wrap things up. After 104 other movies, this one made perfect sense at the time. 5/10

Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
-X- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley - Castle Freak (BC)
-X- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig - Galaxy of Terror (SH)
-X- Hazel Court - The Raven (1963)
-X- Klaus Kinski - Dead Eyes of London
-X- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree - The Visitor (LH)
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. - Son of Dracula (Jr.)
-X- Michael Gough - Horrors of the Black Museum
-X- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins - Halloween III (TA)
XX- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister - Wishmaster (TR) and (RB)
-X- Vincent Price - The Haunted Palace

Watch a film composed by:
-X- James Bernard - Frankenstein Created Woman
-X- Simon Boswell - Delirium Portrait of Gloria

Watch a film directed by:
-X- David Cronenberg - The Brood
-X- Jean Rollin - Grapes of Death
-X- John Carpenter - Halloween (1978)
XX-Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda - The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh(SM) / The Ghost(RF)
-X- Terence Fisher - Frankenstein Created Woman

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- Dick Smith - Exorcist II
-X- Tom Savini - The Burning

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- Anthology Film - Twice Told Tales
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Don't Go In the House
-X- Based on a Novel - Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (Jewel of the Seven Stars by Bram Stoker)
-X- Blue Underground - The Crazies (1973)
-X- Called "Attack of ..." - Attack of the Aztec Mummy
-X- Called "Day of ..." - Day of the Woman
-X- Called "Night of ..." - Night of the Scarecrow
-X- Called "Return of ..." - Return of the Living Dead 3
-X- Called "Revenge of ..." - Revenge of the Living Dead Girls
-X- Cannibalism - Castle Freak
-X- Documentary - Universal Horrors
-X- Extraterrestrial - The Cape Canaveral Monsters
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Children of the Corn, 1-7
-X- Film and its Remake - The Crazies (1973), The Crazies (2010)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Created Woman
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Haunting
-X- Giallo - The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
-X- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.) - The Mummy's Hand with Svengoolie
-X- J-Horror - Ringu 2
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Rats Night of Terror
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Children of the Corn
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - The Bride of Chucky
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Bermuda Depths
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Destroy All Monsters
-X- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic - The Touch of Satan (MST3K)
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1932)
-X- Musical - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-X- Rape / Revenge - Day of the Woman
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Burning
-X- Silent Film - The Man Who Laughs
-X- Spoof / Comedy - The Raven (1963)
-X- Takes Place in Space - Galaxy of Terror
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Black Christmas
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Up From the Depths
-X- Vampire - Vampire Circus
-X- Werewolf - Dog Soldiers
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Night of the Eagle
-X- With Commentary - The Mummy (1932)
-X- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title - Return of the Living Dead 3
-X- Won an Academy Award (any category) - American Werewolf in London (Rick Baker:Best Achievement in Makeup)
-X- Zombie - Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, (insert format), (insert title). DVD The Unearthly
-X- Second format, (insert format), (insert title). VHS Murders in the Zoo
-X- Third format, (insert format), (insert title). STREAMING Carver

Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
-X- First language, FRENCH, The Rape of the Vampires
-X- Second language, SPANISH, Dracula - the Spanish version
-X- Third language, KOREAN, Into the Mirror

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
-X- 1920 - The Man Who Laughs (1928)
-X- 1930 - Dracula's Daughter (1936)
-X- 1940 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942)
-X- 1950 - The Disembodied (1957)
-X- 1960 - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
-X- 1970 - Vengeance of the Zombies (1972)
-X- 1980 - Brain Damage (1987)
-X- 1990 - Dead Alive (1992)
-X- 2000 - Cabin Fever (2002)
-X- 2010 - The Crazies (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Destroy All Monsters
-X- PG - Blacula
-X- PG-13 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
-X- R - Don't Go Into the Woods...Alone
-X- X / NC-17 - High Tension
-X- Unrated - Rats Night of Terror

Venture Into the Literary World:
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL - Dracula by Bram Stoker

Decade Graph
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -1
--- 1930 -11111
--- 1940 -1111
--- 1950 -11111111
--- 1960 -1111111111111111
--- 1970 -11111111111111111111111111111
--- 1980 -11111111111111
--- 1990 -1111111111111111
--- 2000 -111111111
--- 2010 -1

Theme Nights
Spoiler:

-5- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films - Castle Freak, etc.
-3- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral - Cabin Fever, etc.
-1- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation - Up From the Depths
-2- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema - Delirium, etc.
-2- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films - The Rape of the Vampires, etc.
-2- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties - Don't Go In the Woods ... Alone!, etc.
-3- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue - Frankenstein Created Woman, etc.
-4- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror - Dog Soldiers, etc.
-4- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Ringu 2, etc.
-2- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films - Diabolique, etc.
-1- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves - An American Werewolf in London
-1- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King - Children of the Corn
-2- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage - [Rec], etc.
-2- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice,etc.
-1- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films - The Raven (1963)
-4- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films - The Ghost, etc.
-1- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Twice Told Tales
-1- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror - Bride of Chucky
-2- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - The Burning, etc.
-4- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films - Taste the Blood of Dracula, etc.
-2- 10/21: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror - The Last Man on Earth, etc.
-4- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films - Return of the Living Dead 3, etc.
-3- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror - Black Torment, etc.
-1- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants - The Being
-2- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography - Theater of Blood, etc.
-1- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore - Dead Alive
-3- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror - Angel Heart, etc.
-2- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft - Witchouse, etc.
-7- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues - The Haunting, etc.
-3- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Exorcist II, etc.
-2- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Jack-o, etc.

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Contest Goal: None
Personal Goal: This year, I know October is going to be mega-busy so I have no delusions about watching a lot of content. So, my goal is to just watch what I can.
= First Time Viewings

PRE-SHOW:

September 30th
When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001, DVD)
Return to Halloweentown (2006, DVD)
Both by request from my 6 yr old daughter.


THE MAIN EVENT:

October 3rd
1. Devil (2010, DVR)

October 7th
2. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932, DVD)

October 16th
3. The Thing (2011, Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15)

October 17th
4a. Tales From The Darkside: "The New Man" (1984, DVD)
5. Halloweentown (1998, Disney Channel HD)
By request from my 6 yr old daughter. Horror is getting harder and harder to watch in this household so any Halloween themed movie/show requests from the fam is welcome

October 18th
6. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001, Disney Channel HD)
See above comments...

October 21st
4b. A.N.T. Farm: "mutANT Farm" (2011, Disney Channel HD)

October 23rd
4c. Once Upon A Time : "Pilot" (2011, AMC HD)
5a. The Walking Dead: "What Lies Ahead" (2011, AMC HD)
5b. The Walking Dead: "Bloodletting" (2011, AMC HD)

October 24th
6a. American Horror Story : "Pilot" (2011, DVR-FXHD)
6b. American Horror Story : "Home Invasion" (2011, DVR-FXHD)

October 25th
7. The Midnight Hour (1985, DVD)

October 26th
8. Insidious (2010, Blu-ray)
9. The Last Exorcism (2010, DVD)

October 27th
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Blu-ray)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Wilmette Theatre)
Practice and rehearsal for the WORLD OF THE WEIRD MONSTER SHOW - LIVE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR DOUBLE FEATURE! I played Zontar (a character I play on the World of the Weird Monster Show) playing the role of the Criminologist in my first Shadow Cast ever.

October 28th
11. Night of the Living Dead (1968, Wilmette Theatre)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Wilmette Theatre)
At the WORLD OF THE WEIRD MONSTER SHOW - LIVE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR DOUBLE FEATURE!

October 29th
12. Fright Night (1985, DVD)

October 30th
13. The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XXII" (2011, FoxHD)
I didn't watch anything else that would make this TV episode a complete entry so I'm just going to use one of my Wild Cards.
14. Ghostwatch (1992, DVD)

October 31st
Watched bits and pieces of throughout the day:
Live with Regis and Kelly: Halloween
Halloween
Halloween II
Halloween III: Season of The Witch
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Dancing With The Stars


The End.

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2005: 30
2006: 78
2007: 87
2008: 104
2009: 56
2010: 26

October 1st

1. The Fog (1980) (12:00am)
2. Black Christmas (1974) (1:35am)
3. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) (11:05pm)

October 2nd

4. He Knows You're Alone (1980) (10:25pm)

October 3rd

5. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) (2:10am)

October 4th

None Today

October 5th

6. Scream 4 (2011) (2:00am)

October 6th

None Today

October 7th

7. Mad Monster Party (1967) (5:00pm) *
8. Corpse Bride (2005) (11:10pm)

October 8th

9. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) (12:25am)

October 9th - October 13th

None These Days

October 14th

10. Zombie Strippers (2008) (8:00pm)

October 15th

None Today

October 16th

11. Final Destination 3 (2006) (1:40pm)
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) (8:30pm)

October 17th - October 22nd

None These Days

October 23rd

13. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) (5:50pm)
14. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987) (7:20pm)

October 24th - October 26th

None These Days

October 27th

15. Jurassic Park (1993) (5:15pm)
16. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (10:40pm) *

October 28th - October 29th

None These Days

October 30th

17. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (3:35pm)
18. Jurassic Park III (2001) (5:45pm)
19. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) (8:35pm)
20. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (9:05pm)
21. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006) (10:20pm)

October 31st

22. Halloween (1978) (11:30pm)

*= First Time Viewing
Blue = Blu-Ray


Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley -
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
--- Hazel Court -
--- Klaus Kinski -
--- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. -
--- Michael Gough -
-X- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins - The Fog (1980)
--- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister -
--- Vincent Price -

Watch a film composed by:
--- James Bernard -
--- Simon Boswell -

Watch a film directed by:
--- David Cronenberg -
--- Jean Rollin -
-X- John Carpenter - The Fog (1980)
---Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
--- Terence Fisher -

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- Dick Smith -
--- Tom Savini -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Jurassic Park (1993)
--- Blue Underground -
--- Called "Attack of ..." -
--- Called "Day of ..." -
--- Called "Night of ..." -
--- Called "Return of ..." -
--- Called "Revenge of ..." -
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Documentary - Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)
--- Extraterrestrial -
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) & Jurassic Park III (2001)
--- Film and its Remake -
-X- Frankenstein - Mad Monster Party (1967)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Fog (1980)
--- Giallo -
--- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.)
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Mad Monster Party (1967)
--- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
-X- Mummy - Mad Monster Party (1967)
-X- Musical - Mad Monster Party (1967)
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Black Christmas (1974)
--- Silent Film -
-X- Spoof / Comedy - The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
--- Takes Place in Space -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Black Christmas (1974)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Vampire - Mad Monster Party (1967)
-X- Werewolf - Mad Monster Party (1967)
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title -
-X- Won an Academy Award (any category) - Jurassic Park (1993)
-X- Zombie - Zombie Strippers (2008)

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, DVD, The Fog (1980)
-X- Second format, Blu-Ray, Scream 4 (2011)
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

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

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Mad Monster Party (1967)
-X- 1970 - Black Christmas (1974)
-X- 1980 - The Fog (1980)
-X- 1990 - Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
-X- 2000 - Corpse Bride (2005)
-X- 2010 - Scream 4 (2011)

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
-X- PG - Corpse Bride (2005)
-X- PG-13 - Jurassic Park (1993)
-X- R - The Fog (1980)
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Zombie Strippers (2008)

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -

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October 1
1) Quarantine 2 (2011, DVD) - Takes place at the same time as the first movie. Thankfully they dropped the "shakey" camera thing. Movie was better than expected, but could have been even better. Definately worth a watch. Movie 3/5, DVD 4/5

2) The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953, DVD) - Atomic bomb blast thaws 100 million year old dinosaur to wreak havoc on NY. Animation by the great Ray Harryhousen. A long time favorite. Movie 4/5 DVD 2.5/5

October 2
3) THEM! (1954, DVD) - Another cold war monster movie about giant ants mutated by an atomic blast. A cold war classic! Movie 4.5/5 Disc 4/5

4) Stake Land (2010, Blu-Ray) - A very grim, well done tale of a vampire apocolypse. With Kelly McGillis (man what happened to her) and Danielle Harris. Movie 4/5 Blu-Ray 4/5

5) Day of the Dead (2008, Blu-Ray) - Seemed like it would make a good double bill with Stake Land. I like this movie more than most. Just forget it is supposed to be a "re-make" of the Romero classic. Movie 3.5/5 Blu-Ray 3.5/5

6) It Came from beneath the Sea (1955, Blu-Ray) - Giant octopus attacks San Francisco. Neat to see colorized version (Blu-Ray also includes original B&W version). From the Ray Harryhousen Blu-Ray box set. Movie 4/5 Blu-Ray 4.5/5

October 3
7)Scream (1996, Blu-ray) - The original is still the best. Movie 4/5 Blu-Ray 3.5/5

8)Scream 2 (1997, Blu-ray) - Worthy sequal. Movie 3.5/5 Blu-Ray 3.5/5

October 4
9)Scream 3 (2000, Blu-ray) - I enjoyed this more this time. Really didn't like it initially, but I see the humor now. Always clever opening kills. Movie 3/5, Blu-ray 3.5/5

10)Scream 4 (2011, Blu-Ray) - Much better than expected. Certainly a better film than Scream 3. Fun to see where the original cast takes their characters after all the years. Movie 4/5, Blu-Ray 4/5

October 5
11)The Blob (1988, DVD) - One of my favorite 80's horror flicks. Does a good job of replicating the 50's style sci-fi/horror movie. Movie 4.5/5 DVD 3.5/5

12)C.H.U.D. (1984, DVD) - Not the best the 80's has to offer, but fairly entertaining. Gotta love the old school cheesy fx. Movie 2.5/5 DVD 3/5

October 7
13)The Initiation (1984, DVD) - Typical mid 80's low budget slasher. From the Midnight Madness Series. Movie 2.5/5 DVD 3/5

October 8
14)Mimic, Director's Cut (1995, Blu-Ray) - The new director's cut of the movie really enhances the creepy atmosphere. Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

15)The Ward, John Carpenter's (2010, Blu-Ray) - Not a bad return for the master horror director, but I wanted to like it more than I did. Still worth a look and a must for John Carpenter completists. Movie 3/5 Disc 4/5

16)Eden Lake (2008, TMC HD) - I had heard good things about this one. It was not bad, but was pretty much your typical torture porn. Not my favorite genre. Movie 3/5

17)Elvira's Movie Macabre: Lady Frankenstein (1972) - You know what your getting here. Movie 2/5

October 9
18)The Walking Dead (2010, Blu-Ray) - Episode 1 "Days Gone By" and Episode 2 "Guts"

19)The Walking Dead (2010, Blu-Ray) - Episode 3 "Tell It To The Frogs" and Episode 4 "Vatos"

20)The City of the Living Dead (1980, Blu-Ray) - The plot makes as much sense as any other Fulci movie I've watched. It's all about the gore for him. Still a fun movie that's better than a lot of stuff being made today. Movie 3/5 Disc 4/5

October 10
21)The Walking Dead (2010, Blu-Ray) - Episode 5 "Wildfire" and Episode 6 "TS-19"

October 11
22)Dawn of the Dead (2004, Blu-Ray) - Great movie. never get tired of watching this one. Movie 4.5/5 Disc 4/5

23)Final Exam (1981, DVD) - A less than average movie from the golden age of slashers. I do like that Scorpion and some other distributors aare making these little known flicks available. I rather enjoyed the Katarina Nightmare Theater option. Movie 2.5/5 Disc 3.5/5

October 12
24)The Thing from Another World (1951, TCM) - I own this on DVD, but decided to watch the John Carpenter hosted version on TCM. Great flick! Movie 4.5/5

October 13
25)Dead Heat (1988, DVD) - A fun horror, comedy, buddy cop hybrid. Great to see genre vets Vincent proce and darren McGavin in the same flick. Fun for those with fond memories of these types of movies. From the Midnight Madness Series collection. Movie 3.5/5 DVD 3/5

October 14
26)I Sell the Dead (2008, TMC HD) - I really like this movie. A cross between Hammer horror and Tales from the Crypt. Movie 4/5

27)Horror of Dracula (1958, DVD) - One of my favorite Hammer flicks. Movie 5/5, Disc 4/5

October 15
28)Brides of Dracula (1960, DVD) - My favorite Hammer flick. Movie 5/5, Disc 3.5/5

29)The Thing (2011, Theater) -

30)Night of the Demons (2010, Blu-Ray) - Movie 4/5 Disc 5/5

31)Halloween (1978, Blu-Ray) - Movie 5/5 Disc 4.5/5

32)Halloween 2 (1981, Blu-Ray) - Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

33)Hatchet (2006, Blu-Ray) - I like this much better the second time around. Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

October 16
34)Hatchet 2 (2010, Blu-Ray) - Not nearly as good as the first. Definately some imaginative kills. Movie 3/5 Disc 4/5

35)Tremors (1990, Blu-Ray) - Great throw back to 50's monster movies. A classic! Movie 5/5 Disc 4/5

October 17
36)The Walking Dead (2011, amc HD) - Season 2, Episode 1 "What Lies Ahead" A promising start to the second season. Episode 5/5

37)Cloverfield (2008, Blu-Ray) - Good flick, but I wish there was an option to turn off the "shakey cam". Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

October 18
38)Let Me In (2010, Blu-ray) - Hammer Films first release in over 30 years! Happy to say the film lived up to all the good things I've heard about it. I'll probably re-watch it again soon. Movie 4.5/5 Blu-Ray 4/5

October 19
World Series Game 1

39)Curse of the Demon (1958, TCM) - Descent British horror flick. This was apparently the American version which is 13 minutes shorter than the British version released under the title "Night of the Demon". Movie 3.5/5

October 20
World Series Game 2

40)Dracula (1931, DVD) - In honor of Lugosi's Birthday. Movie 4/5 DVD 4/5

October 21
41)In the Mouth of Madness (1994, encore HD) - Lovecraft inspired tale directed by the master John Carpenter. Movie 4/5

October 22
World Series Game 3

42)The Mummy's Hand (1940, DVD) - Not really a sequel to the original. More of a re-boot. The start of the "lumbering" mummy. One of my favorites. Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

43)The Mummy's Tomb (1942, DVD) - Sequel to the "Hand" taking place 30 years later. Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

October 23
World Series Game 4

44)The Mummy's Ghost (1944, DVD) - Movie 3/5 Disc 4/5

45)War of the Worlds (2005, Blu-Ray) - Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

46)Night Creatures (1962, DVD) - Hammer film with Peter Cushing. Movie 3/5 Disc 4/5

October 24
World Series Game 5

47)Humanoids from the Deep (1980, Blu-Ray) - Roger Corman at his B-Movie best. They just don't make them like they used to Movie 3.5/5 Disc 4/5

October 25
48)The Tomb of Ligea (1964, DVD) - Not the best of the Coreman/Poe stuff. Descent atmosphere and Vincent Proce is always great. Movie 3.5/5 Disc 4/5

October 26
Tonight two October favorites....

49)Sleepy Hollow (1999, DVD) - Tim Burton created a perfect version of one of my favorite childhood stories. Movie 5/5 Disc 4/5

50)Pumpkinhead (1988, DVD) - Effects wizard Stan Winston creates an iconic monster. Movie 4.5/5 Disc 4/5

October 27
World Series Game 6

October 28
World Series Game 7

51)The Mummy's Curse (1944, DVD) - The last of the Universal Mummy movies. Movie 3.5/5 Disc 3/5

October 29
52) The Exorcist (1973, Blu-Ray) - Not much you can say about this classic. Should be part of every horror fans collection. Movie 5/5 Disc 5/5

53)Friday the 13th (1980, Blu-Ray) - Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

54)Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981, Blu-Ray) - Maybe my favorite of the series. Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

55)Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982, Blu-Ray) - Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

October 30
56) Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, DVD) - Well, not so final as it turned out! Movie 3.5/5 Disc 3/5

57)Halloween 4 (1988, DVD ) - Movie 4/5 Disc 4/5

58)The Walking Dead (2011, amc HD ) - S2 ep2 "Bloodletting" and s2 ep3 "Save the Last One"

59)Frankenstein (1931, DVD ) - Movie 5/5 Disc 4/5

October 31
60)Night of the Living Dead (1968, TCM) - Not a bad way to end the challenge! Movie 5/5

Was planning to watch Trick 'R Treat to end the night, but it didn't work out that way......

List is complete

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I am getting an extremely late start due to be out of town for the entire first week of October for work (which is rare). Figures.

October 2nd
1. Scream Bloody Murder (1973 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: *** out of *****: I have no problems recommending this awful movie. Definitely one of those movies where it is so bad, it's even worse but still like a train wreck that you can't take your eyes away from. Non-existent budget, relatively minor gore/blood, very partial nudity, and line delivery so bad, your pizza guy would do a better job. But yet I could not bring myself to use the FF button on my remote. Quite rundown: boy runs over daddy with a tractor which then runs over his arm. Cut to several years later, he returns home from an asylum and starts basically killing everyone in his path. With the dialogue written by a 5th grader and the plot written by someone even younger, this movie is beyond terrible...but yet it is totally fun.

October 4th
2. Albino Farm (2009 - shown on Showtime Extreme - watched in the hotel) - my rating: *1/2 out of *****: So your stuck in a hotel and don't feel like going anywhere...what do you do? Unfortunately this was the only uncut horror movie showing in my hotel one of the nights I was actually at the hotel, so I gave it a shot. Other than a quick flash of a pair of tits (hence the 1/2 star), this movie offers nothing interesting. The acting is poor, the effects are poor, the story is poor. Nothing here really works. I have an affinity for horror movies where people get lost in the woods and are then terrorized (no idea why) but this one brought absolutely nothing new to the table. I was pretty bored by the end. Skip it.

October 7th
3. Wrong Turn (2003 - own it - Blu-ray) - my rating: ****1/2 out of *****: Okay, so you are asking yourself what the hell is the difference between this movie and Albino Farm. The stories are kinda similar (except for the fact that the teens don't seem to be chasing trouble like the teens in AF) and AF at least has tits, something WT is missing. Well, I can't explain my love for this movie. It is just another Texas Chainsaw Massacre rip-off but it is a very good rip-off. The gore is well done, the characters seem pretty complete, the kids act realistically for the most part and make decisions that seem logical given their situation (meaning that every decision made is the dumbest decision in the world - the rule most teens follow in horror movies) and the main two girls are fantastically hot! No nudity keeps this one out of the 5 star pile. Lots of good jump scares (if you like that sort of thing) and lots of practical effects (which are sadly missing in too many modern horror movies these days).

October 8th
4. The Final Destination (aka Part IV) (2009 - Netflix - BD) - my rating: *** out of *****: These movies do something for me but I can't explain why. No matter how bad or ridiculous the deaths are, no matter how bad the effects, they still keep me entertained for some reason. Probably has something to do with my love for the Rube Goldberg/Looney Tunes type traps/deaths. No matter how silly, they still entertain me. This one was pretty bad but still kept my attention for it's scant 80 minute run time. One pair of tits, some funny lines from a secondary character, and over the top deaths are the excitement here. The poor CG effects, terrible 3D "point a stick at you" type effects, awful, awful CG blood and weak story are the obvious sore spots for the movie. Movie directors who think the use of CG blood splatter in movies works well need to just quit making movies. Not recommended unless you just like these kinds of flicks.

5. Santa Sangre (1989 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: 1/2 star out of *****: A massive turd. Only reason I watched it was it was on the challenge list. If you care to read my review, check the reviews thread for this movie in the review forum. I seem to be the only person here that hated it. Dreadful. Oh yeah...I forgot to explain my 1/2 star...it is for having boombox street dancing coked up Down Syndrome kids. Seriously.

6. Bikini Girls On Ice (2009 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: *1/2 out of *****: Santa Sangre was so disappointing that I decided to go to the opposite end of the spectrum. Picked on a whim, this movie actually has a lot in common with Santa Sangre...poor acting, poor effects, low budget, asinine story. But BGOI has something that SS did not have...many girls in bikinis the entire movie (though to be fair, every BGOI girl ranks no more than a 6.5 disappointingly). A terrible movie with a terrible plot with most of the gore happening off-screen obviously due to the budget. To make matters worse, movies like this you at least expect copious amounts of nudity. There is a brief set of tits in this movie. One freaking pair for a few seconds. Hate to sound so juvenile but WTF!!!

7. Pieces (1982 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: **1/2 out of *****: Most horror fans know this movie well. I saw it as a teen and have probably watched it one other time since then. It didn't hold my attention as well this time around. The funny parts were still funny but it just seemed a lot duller than I remembered it. For the uninitiated, this is one of those "so bad it's good" movies. There are a couple of parts in it that are so way out there (karate professor...I'm looking at you) that you have to immediately rewind and watch the scene again. Some fantastically bad dialogue as well.

8. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (aka Part VII) (2010 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: *** out of *****: The entire Saw series is tough for me to watch. There isn't another series I can think of that makes me cringe more, turn my head, or want to hit the FF button during some of the traps/kills. But saying that, they still always entertain me. Not something I can say I enjoy or like a lot but I still find them fascinating. I would be surprised if this is truly the final one since the series seems like it could exist as long as people can think of interesting ways to die. It was certainly left open for future sequels if they want. One of these days I will try to sit down with all 7 films and watch a marathon to see if they fit cohesively together as they seem to. I'll have to remember to bring a barf bag as well.

October 9th
9. Bell From Hell (1973 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: * out of *****: Extremely dull Spanish flick whose only interesting moment consists of girls being hung up as if they were in a slaughterhouse. And the heavy editing takes away from that only interesting sequence.

10. Metamorphosis (1990 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: ** out of *****: Starts kinda interesting and then evolves into the usual dull monster movie. Everything is pretty bad in this but at least there are a few pair of tits.

11. Naked Massacre (1976 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: **1/2 out of *****: A guy terrorizes several nurses in their home. I'm not a big fan of simply "violence against women" type of movies so this one is kind of hard to watch. Not enjoyable but not an awful movie either.

12. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964 - own it - dvd) - my rating: **** out of *****: I have loved this movie since I was a kid. I have always enjoyed it more than Whatever Happened To Baby Jane but that that was probably due to HBO showing the shit out of HHSC all the time in the early 80's. The atmosphere and creepy title song always gave me chill bumps and still does to this day. Bette Davis goes over the top but not past believability. She can shriek with the best of them. Not many scenes of gore but the few there are seem pretty graphic for a mainstream movie for 1964.

October 10th
13. Poltergeist (1982 - own it - BD) - my rating: ***** out of *****: This movie scared the piss out of me as a kid and still holds up well today. Sure some of the effects are outdated, but the acting and characters are so strong that you forget the movie is near 30 years old. Damn...has it been that long? Anyway...as an adult with a family now, this movie scares me in new ways than just a creepy clown or a wicked looking tree. It's tough to watch the parents struggling to get their child back and they can't do a thing to help her. They family depiction is very realistic in this movie which adds to the charm as an adult. Spielberg was on a serious roll at this time.

October 11th
14. Orca (1977 - Youtube - streaming) - my rating: **1/2 out of *****: Dumb but fun. Better than I expected. See the discussion thread for more comments.

15. Frogs (1972 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: **1/2 out of *****: Another dumb but fun movie. See the discussion thread for more comments.

16. The Horde (2009 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: *** out of *****: Not a bad zombie movie but didn't engage me as I thought it would. See the discussion thread for more comments.

October 12th
17. Dead & Buried (1981 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: *1/2 out of *****: Unique but extremely dull horror flick. See the discussion thread for more comments.

18. Vampire Circus (1972 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: ***1/2 out of *****: Really enjoyed this one. First 10 minutes really grab you and the circus sequences are great. It does slow down as it goes along but this movie is quite enjoyable!

October 13th
19. Premonition (2004 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: ****1/2 out of *****: Great movie and the last 20 minutes are fantastic. See the discussion thread for more comments. Highly recommended.

20. Dog Soldiers (2002 - own it - BD) - my rating: ***** out of *****: The best werewolf movie since An American Werewolf In London. Quit reading this and go watch it NOW! See the discussion thread for more comments.

21. Trollhunter (2010 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: **1/2 out of *****: Trolls are lame and this movie is way too long for it's own good. See more comments in the discussion thread.

22. Just Before Dawn (1981 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: **1/2 out of *****: Mediocre slasher which doubles your fun with killers. Yep, two killers who look like inbred John Wayne Gacy impersonators. Not really giving anything away. Kids in the woods. They die. You know the drill. Not a classic but not horrible either.

October 14th
23. Stake Land (2010 - Netflix - BD) - my rating: ***** out of *****: Loved, loved, loved this movie. Why haven't I heard anything about it? It was Zombieland's older, smarter, mature big brother. Fantastic in every way for me. Any chance for a sequel? Interesting take on the vampires as well. Kinda zombie-type vampires. Great movie & highly recommended. Great editing, characters, story, acting...everything. I honestly can't think of a bad thing about this movie.

24. The Changeling (1980 - dvd - own it) - my rating: ***** out of *****: One of the scariest movies that I love. My goosebumps get chill bumps on my gooseflesh that has goosebumps. Awesome acting, great story, spooky as hell. Highly recommended!

25. Night Of The Living Dead (1968 - dvd - own it) - my rating: ***** out of *****: Continuing my evening streak of 5 star movies. What can be said about this movie that hasn't already been said. Every zombie movie made after this one owes it something. Love it!

October 15th
26. Haunts (1977 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: * out of *****: A religious woman is terrorized by a dude with scissors. Sounds interesting. It's not.

27. Werewolf In A Girl's Dormitory (1962 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: 1/2 a star out of *****: Awesome title huh? Well get ready for the most boring movie ever.

28. Driller Killer (1979 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: *1/2 out of *****: It seems this was made more to sell a soundtrack that a movie. Eccentric performances are the only interesting thing about this movie. Oh...and the music sucks.

October 17th
29. Horror Express (1972 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: *** out of *****: Finally saw a decent movie in this bottom of the barrel movie pack. Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing star in this enjoyable monster movie that takes place on a train. Watch for a bizarre but humorous and brief part by Telly Savalas. Nice mix of subtle humor and cheap but eerie effects make this one worth watching.

30. The Grapes Of Death (1978 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: *** out of *****: Strange but interesting movie about infectious zombies. Watch it just for the blonde who gets naked in the middle of the movie. One of the best bodies on film! Effects are the best but seem to work well for the movie. See more comments in the discussion thread.

October 18th
31. Snowbeast (1977 - own it - dvd - on the Mill Creek Chilling Classics 50 movie pack set) - my rating: *1/2 out of *****: Bo Svenson (jeez...did the guy ever make a decent movie?) stars in this made for TV movie where basically a Wampa's hand terrorizes a ski resort. A total rip-off of Jaws but this movie doesn't ever show the creature. What the fuck?

32. Scream 4 (2011 - Redbox - BD) - my rating: **1/2 out of *****: They really should have quit with the first one...or at least after the first sequel. Basically a rehash of all that came before it. Mildly entertaining but not satisfying at all.

33. Sauna (2008 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: *1/2 out of *****: Beautifully shot and well acted...and also great for putting animals and yourself to sleep. Basically a Terence Malick horror film.

October 19th
34. The Last Exorcism (2010 - Netflix - streaming) - my rating: *** out of *****: Thought this was one of the better "found footage" movies of recent years. Kept my interest, the acting was good and not over the top, and the few special effects were not overdone. The ending was kinda weak since there were several other ways for the movie to go (in my opinion) that would have been more effective. Worth seeing but watch The Exorcism Of Emily Rose instead if you want a recent exorcism movie.

October 20th
35. Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chick Dead (2006 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: ** out of *****: Gross-out fest that, while ambitious, just has too much of everything. Way too gross for me. Maybe if I was I was still 15 I would have loved it. See the reviews discussion thread for more comments.

October 21st
36. Kill Baby...Kill (1968 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: ** out of *****: Should have been called Snore Baby...Snore for me. I really wanted to like this movie. The atmosphere is great but the story just fell flat and couldn't hold my attention. I tried.

October 23rd
37. The Grudge 3 (2009 - Crackle - streaming) - my rating: ** out of *****: Pretty lifeless sequel that I didn't even know existed. After watching it, now I know why. Brings absolutely nothing new to the table if you have seen the first or second one. The kid and the woman have ceased to be very creepy anymore and I cannot figure out why they are stalking this brother/sister family in Chicago. Guess it doesn't really matter in the end.

October 24th
38. Asylum (1972 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: ***1/2 out of *****: Really enjoyed this one. Nice anthology tales that would scare the piss out of any kid. Wish I had seen it years ago. For more comments, see the dedicated review thread.

October 25th
39. Pumpkinhead (1988 - Netflix - dvd) - my rating: *** out of *****: Liked this movie but the more I think about the story, the poorer it grows in my mind. Great effects, terrible title, decent acting. See more comments in the dedicated review thread.

October 26th
40. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996 - Netflix - streaming): ***1/2 out of *****: This is the tale of two movies. First 45 minutes are awesome. Last hour is disappointing slapstick comedy with vampires. See more comments in the dedicated review thread.

41. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999 - Netflix - streaming): ** out of *****: Better than the first sequel but still really weak. See more comments in the review thread for the original movie.

October 28th
42. The Stepfather (1986 - Netflix - BD): ***1/2 out of *****: Surprising enjoyable movie that is really due to the title actor's performance. See more comments in the dedicated review thread.

October 29th
43. Dead Of Night (aka Deathdream) (1974 - Netflix - streaming): ***1/2 out of *****: Low budget but highly effective and depressing movie. Definitely recommended. See more comments int he dedicated review thread.

44. Murder Loves Killers Too (2009 - Netflix - streaming): ** out of *****: A blind steam but the plot of kids in the woods being terrorized immediately interested me but this one was not a winner. The best thing about the movie is
Spoiler:
how quickly people are dispatched. I am completely not used to most of the cast being killed in the first 20 minutes.
The way the killer was written was also interesting though they should have gotten a better actor. This movie is extremely low budget and while having a couple of minor bright spots, it is mostly a forgettable flick.

October 30th
45. Hostel (2006 - own it - BD): ***** out of *****: A fantastic film that should get more credit than just being "torture porn." Sets up everything nicely, has some surprises, it's really no excessively gory (except maybe the eyeball scene) and has great tension throughout. One of my favorites of the past decade.

46. Hour Of The Wolf (1968 - Netflix - streaming): * out of *****: Great movie to fall asleep by. Dull as dishwater. Horror? I think not.

47. The Nude Vampire (1970 - Netflix - streaming): ** out of *****: Well, I wanted to watch some more Jean Rollin after watching The Grapes Of Death, so I couldn't go wrong with a film called The Nude Vampire, could I? Man, this movie is super bizarre. The story, if you can call it that, is pretty hard to follow and when you think you know what is happening, something bizarre occurs that really adds nothing to the story and confuses you. Some decent nudity but it doesn't save this film. Just strange. My question...was Stanley Kubrick influenced by this for Eyes Wide Shut?

October 31st
48. The Horror Show (aka House III) (1989 - Netflix - streaming): ** out of *****: Basically a cross between A Nightmare On Elm Street and Shocker, this movie contains laughs galore due to the overacting and several silly scenes. Watch it for fun and not for horror. Pretty bad.

49. Halloween II (1981 - BD - own it): **1/2 out of *****: The movie gets worse with every viewing. The sister story line is dumb, the people in the movie are dumb, and the whole thing just comes off as tired and uninspired. I think watching this has convinced me to get rid of the BD.

50. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982 - dvd - own it): ** out of *****: Another one that I own that I probably shouldn't. This movie is pretty bad and kept trying to put me to sleep. No real reason to give a true review b/c most of you have seen this and know what I am talking about. Why do I own this again?

Hit my goal of 50 movies! I will figure out my average star rating later. I am afraid it is going to be pretty bad.

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Re: The 7th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread


FTV = First Time Viewing

2007 -80
2008 - 103
2009 - 114
2010 - 102
2011 Goal - 100+


Oct. 1
1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, BD)
2. Fright Night (1985, DVD)
3. Leviathan (1989, DVD)
4. Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988, Torrent, FTV)

Oct. 2
5. Shutter (2004, Torrent, FTV) *Recommended*
6. Phone (2002, DVD, FTV)
7. The Fog (1980, DVD)

Oct. 3
8. Frankenhooker (1990, DVD)
9. Bad Biology (2008, Torrent, FTV)

Oct. 4
10. Deep Red (1975, BD)
11. Tenebre (1982, DVD)

Oct. 5
12. The Crazies (2010, BD)
13. Spider Baby (1968, DVD)
14. Dead Calm (1989, DVD)

Oct. 6
15. Death Ship (1980, Torrent, FTV)
16. Mimic (1997, BD)

Oct. 7
17. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973, DVD) *Recommended*
18. Blood Junkie (2010, Ondemand) *Recommended*
19. Scream 4 (2011, BD, FTV)
20. Pinocchio's Revenge (1996, Ondemand, FTV)

Oct. 8
21. The Beast Must Die (1974, DVD, FTV)
22. P2 (2007, DVD, FTV)
23. Witchfinder General (1968, DVD)

Oct. 9
24. Blacula (1972, DVD)
25. Scream Blacula Scream (1973, DVD, FTV)

Oct. 10
26. Abby (1974, Torrent, FTV)
27. J.D.'s Revenge (1976, DVD, FTV)
28. Cemetery Man (1994, DVD)

Oct. 11
29. Are You Afraid of the Dark? Episodes 1-4
30. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010, Torrent) *Recommended*

Oct. 12
31. House on the Edge of the Park (1989, Torrent, FTV)
32. Last House on the Left (1972, DVD)
33. Hitch-Hike (1977, DVD)
34. Silver Bullet (1985, DVD)

Oct. 13
35. Beyond the Darkness (1979, BD, FTV)
36. TrollHunter (2010, BD, FTV) *Recommended*

Oct. 14
37. Red State (2011, Torrent, FTV)
38. The Hearse (1980, TV, FTV)
39. Dawn of the Dead (2004, BD)
40. Prowl (2010, DVD, FTV)

Oct. 15
41. Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon (2008, TV, FTV)
42. Night of the Demon (1980, DVD) *Recommended*
43. The Abominable Snowman (1957, DVD)

Oct. 16
44. Video Violence (1987, Torrent, FTV)
45. Video Violence 2 (1987, Torrent, FTV)
46. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988, Torrent, FTV) *Recommended*

Oct. 17
47. Roadkill (2011, TV)
48. Wild Card 1: Teenbot (Shortfilm)
49. The Strangers (2008, BD)
50. From Beyond (1986, DVD)

Oct. 18
51. Nightbeast (1982, Torrent) *Recommended*
52. Jaws (1975, DVD)

Oct. 19
53. Are You Afraid of the Dark? Episodes 5-8
54. Night of the Creeps (1986, BD)
55. Night of the Comet (1984, DVD)

Oct. 20
56. Deadly Blessing (1981, Torrent, FTV)
57. Nightmare City (1980, DVD)
58. Dracula (1931, DVD)

Oct. 21
59. Creepozoids (1987, Torrent, FTV)
60. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984, DVD)
61. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987, DVD)
62. Halloween (1978, BD)

Oct. 22
63. Howling: New Moon Rising (1995, Torrent)
64. Deathdream (1974, DVD)
65. Castle Freak (1995, DVD)
66. Swamphead (2011, Stream)

Oct. 23
67. Are You Afraid of the Dark? Episodes 8-13
68. End of Days (1999, HDTV)
69. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965, DVD, FTV)
70. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979, DVD)

Oct. 24
71. Isolation (2005, DVD) *Recommended*
72. The Shining (1980, BD)
73. The Toxic Avenger (1984, DVD)

Oct. 25
74. Total Recall (1990, DVD)
75. Wild Card 2: Walking Dead Season 2 "Bloodletting"
76. The Skull (1965, DVD, FTV)
77. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959, DVD, FTV)

Oct. 26
78. Raw Force (1982, Torrent, FTV)
79. Return of the Evil Dead (1973, DVD)
80. Bio-Zombie (1998, Torrent, FTV)
81. Return of the Living Dead (1985, BD)
82. MOH: Family (2006, DVD)

Oct. 27
83. Wolf (1994, BD)
84. Zombie (1979, BD)
85. Wizard of Gore (1970, DVD)
86. Don't look in the basement (1973, TV)

Oct. 28
87. The Descent Part 2 (2009, BD, FTV)
88. I Sell the Dead (2008, BD, FTV)
89. The Others (2001, BD)
90. Sleepy Hollow (1999, DVD)

Oct. 29
91. Wrong Turn 4 (2011, DVD, FTV)
92. Black Sabbath (1963, DVD) *Recommended*
93. All Monsters Attack (1969, DVD, FTV)
94. Suspira (1977, DVD)

Oct. 30
95. Trapped Ashes (2006, Torrent, FTV)
96. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987, DVD) *Recommended*
97. Triangle (2009, DVD, FTV)
98. Wild Card 3: Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXII
99. Venom (2005, HDTV, FTV)

Oct. 31
100. Zombie Apocalypse (2011, HDTV, FTV)
101. Son of Dracula (1943, DVD, FTV)
102. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984, DVD)
103. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987, DVD)
104. Shaun of the Dead (2004, BD)
105. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988, DVD)
106. Slither (2006, DVD)
107. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982, DVD)

THE END


Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
-X- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley - CastleFreak
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
-X- Hazel Court - The Man Who Could Cheat Death
-X- Klaus Kinski - Nosferatu the Vampyre
--- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
-X- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. - Son of Dracula
-X- Michael Gough - Sleepy Hollow
-X- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins - I sell the dead/night of the creeps
--- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister -
-X- Vincent Price - Witchfinder General

Watch a film composed by:
--- James Bernard -
--- Simon Boswell -

Watch a film directed by:
--- David Cronenberg -
--- Jean Rollin -
-X- John Carpenter - The Fog
---Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
-X- Terence Fisher - The Man Who Could Cheat Death

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- Dick Smith -
-X- Tom Savini - Friday the 13th The Final Chapter

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- Anthology Film - Trapped Ashes
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Night of the Demon
-X- Based on a Novel - Silver Bullet
-X- Blue Underground - Deep Red
--- Called "Attack of ..." -
--- Called "Day of ..." -
-X- Called "Night of ..." - Night of the Comet
-X- Called "Return of ..." - Return of the Living Dead
--- Called "Revenge of ..." -
-X- Cannibalism - Wrong Turn 4
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenhooker
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Shutter
-X- Giallo - Tenebre
-X- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.) - Howling: New moon Rising (Monstervision version with JBB)
-X- J-Horror - Phone
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Pinocchio's Revenge
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - All Monsters Attack
--- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical - Howling: New Moon Rising (sorta a musical )
-X- Rape / Revenge - House on the edge of the park
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Venom
--- Silent Film -
-X- Spoof / Comedy - Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
--- Takes Place in Space -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween 3
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Triangle
-X- Vampire - Fright Night
-X- Werewolf - Silver Bullet
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Suspira
--- With Commentary -
-X- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title - Return of the Living Dead
-X- Won an Academy Award (any category) - Jaws
-X- Zombie - Bio-Zombie

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, DVD, Deadly Blessing.
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, The Others.
-X- Third format, Streaming, Swamphead.

Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
-X- First language, Norwegian, Trollhunter.
-X- Second language, German, Nosferatu the Vampyre .
-X- Third language, Thai, Shutter.

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Dracula
-X- 1940 - Son of Dracula
-X- 1950 - The Abominable Snowman
-X- 1960 - Black Sabbath
-X- 1970 - Blacula
-X- 1980 - Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama
-X- 1990 - Mimic
-X- 2000 - Strangers
-X- 2010 - Scream 4

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Invasion of Astro-Monster
-X- PG - The Beast Must Die
-X- PG-13 - Nosferatu the Vampyre
-X- R - Zombie
-X- X / NC-17 - Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
-X- Unrated - Spider Baby

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -



31 Film Subset
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: Bladz - Santa Sangre (1989)
--- 10/02: coyoteblue - [Rec] (2008)
--- 10/03: rbrown498 - Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
--- 10/04: orlmac - Frog (1972)
--- 10/05: Darkgod - The Horde (2009)
--- 10/06: Mister Peepers - Dead & Buried (1981)
--- 10/07: mallratcal - Vampire Circus (1972)
--- 10/08: Screwadu - Goliathon (1977)
--- 10/09: tarfrimmer - Premonition (2004)
--- 10/10: Undeadcow - The Grapes of Death (1978)
--- 10/11: Gobear - Dog Soldiers (2002)
--- 10/12: Trevor - Creepshow (1982)
-X- 10/13: Chad - Trollhunter (2010)
--- 10/14: J. Farley - Sauna (2008)
--- 10/15: SterlingBen - Poultrygeist (2006)
--- 10/16: BobO'Link - Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
--- 10/17: kyleblack - Asylum (1972)
--- 10/18: shellebelle - Pumpkinhead (1988)
-X- 10/19: nezumi - Night of the Comet (1984)
--- 10/20: shadokitty - From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
--- 10/21: takingchase - The Stepfather (1987)
-X- 10/22: Mondo Kane - Deathdream (1974)
--- 10/23: MinLShaw - Hour of the Wolf (1968)
--- 10/24: Cool Ghoul - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
--- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Theater of Blood (1973)
--- 10/26: SethDLH - Embodiment of Evil (2008)
--- 10/27: clckworang - Repulsion (1965)
--- 10/28: NoirFan - Burn, Witch, Burn! (1962)
--- 10/29: terrycloth - Amusement (2008)
--- 10/30: dcrw6 - The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010)
--- 10/31: riotinmyskull - The Lady in White (1988)



Theme Night
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films - Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
--- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral -
--- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation -
-X- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema - Deep Red
--- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films -
--- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties -
-X- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue - And Now the Screaming Starts!
--- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror -
--- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian -
--- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films -
--- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves -
-X- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King - Silver Bullet
-X- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage - TrollHunter
-X- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - The Hearse
--- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films -
--- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films -
--- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror -
-X- 10/19: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror - Night of the Comet
-X- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films - Dracula
-X- 10/21: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Silent Night, Deadly Night, Halloween
-X- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films - Deathdream
-X- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror - Nosferatu the Vampyre
-X- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants - The Toxic Avenger
--- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography -
--- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore -
--- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror -
-X- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft - Sleepy Hollow
-X- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues - Wrong Turn 4, All Monsters Attack, Suspira, Black Sabbath
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Venom, Trapped Ashes
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween 3


Very extensive stat breakdown
Total = 108
First Time Viewings = 38

FINISHED

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Re: The 7th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

October 1:
1-Zombiethon (1986/Dir: Ken Dixon/75 mins)
2-Tales That Witness Madness (1973/Dir: Freddie Francis/90 mins)
3-Friday the 13th [COLOR="Black"](1980/Dir: Sean S. Cunningham/95 mins)
4-Friday the 13th, part 2 (1981/Dir: Steve Miner/87 mins)

October 2:
5-Friday the 13th, part 3 (1982/Dir: Steve Miner/95 mins)
6-Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984/Dir: Joseph Zito/91 mins)
7-Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985/Dir: Danny Steinmann/92 mins)
8-Caged Virgins (1973/Dir: Jean Rollin/88 mins)

October 3:
9-Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973/Dir: Richard Blackburn/85 mins)
10-The Video Dead (1987/Dir: Robert Scott/90 mins)
11-The Return of Dracula (1958/Dir: Paul Landres/77 mins)

October 4:
12-White Zombie (1932/Dir: Victor Halperin/67 mins)

October 10:
13-ROT: Reunion of Terror (2008/Dir: Michael Hoffman Jr./77 mins)
14-The Traveler (2010/Dir: Michael Oblowitz/96 mins)
15-New Year's Evil (1980/Dir: Emmett Alston/90 mins)
16-The House of the Devil (2009/Dir: Ti West/95 mins)
17-The Pit and The Pendulum (1961/Dir: Roger Corman/80 mins)

October 11:
18-Bowery at Midnight (1942/Dir: Wallace Fox/62 mins)
19-REC 2 (2009/Dir: Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza/85 mins)
20-Scream (1996/Dir: Wes Craven/111 mins)
21-Scream 2 (1997/Dir: Wes Craven/120 mins)
22-Scream 4 (2011/Dir: Wes Craven/111 mins)

October 12:
23-Mardi Gras Massacre (1978/Dir: Jack Weis/95 mins)
24-The Gruesome Twosome (1967/Dir: Herschell Gordon Lewis/72 mins)
25-Something Weird (1967/Dir: Herschell Gordon Lewis/80 mins)
26-Terror in the Aisles (1984/Dir: Andrew J. Kuehn/84 mins)

October 13:
27-The Beast That Killed Women (1965/Dir: Barry Mahon/60 mins)
28-Valley of the Zombies (1946/Dir: Philip Ford/60 mins)
29-The Touch of Satan (1971/Dir: Don Henderson/90 mins)

October 14:
30-Los nuevos extraterrestres (1983/Dir: Juan Piquer Simón/90 mins)
31-The Headless Eyes (1971/Dir: Kent Bateman/78 mins)
32-The Return of the Living Dead (1985/Dir: Dan O'Bannon/91 mins)
33-Shark: Rosso nell'oceano (1984/Dir: Lamberto Bava/91 mins)

October 15:
34-La maschera del demonio (1960/Dir: Mario Bava/87 mins)
35-The Beast Within (1982/Dir: Philippe Mora/98 mins)

October 16:
36-I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997/Dir: Jim Gillespie/100 mins)
37-L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970/Dir: Dario Argento/98 mins)
38-La ragazza che sapeva troppo (1963/Dir: Mario Bava/86 mins)

October 17:
39-Baron Blood (1972/Dir: Mario Bava/98 mins)

October 18:
40-Drag Me to Hell (2009/Dir: Sam Raimi/99 mins)
41-Species (1995/Dir: Roger Donaldson/108 mins)
42-Monster A Go-Go (1965/Dir: Bill Rebane & Herschell Gordon Lewis/70 mins)

October 19:
43-The Ring (2002/Dir: Gore Verbinski/115 mins)
44-Critters (1986/Dir: Stephen Herek/82 mins)

October 20:
45-The Last House on the Left (1972/Dir: Wes Craven/84 mins)
46-Schiave bianche: violenza in Amazzonia (1985/Dir: Mario Gariazzo/90 mins)
October 21:
47-Paura nella città dei morti viventi (1980/Dir: Lucio Fulci/93 mins)
48-Sleepaway Camp (1983/Dir: Robert Hiltzik/88 mins)
49-Bride of the Monster (1955/Dir: Edward D. Wood Jr./69 mins)
October 23:
50-The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964/Dir: Ray Dennis Steckler/82 mins)
51-Dracula (1979/Dir: John Badham/109 mins)
52-Night of the Blood Beast (1958/Dir: Bernard L. Kowalski/62 mins)
October 24:
53-El tesoro de la diosa blanca (1983/Dir: Jess Franco/95 mins)
October 25:
54-A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984/Dir: Wes Craven/91 mins)
55-A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985/Dir: Jack Sholder/87 mins)
56-Night of the Living Dead (1968/Dir: George A. Romero/96 mins)
57-Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959/Dir: Bernard L. Kowalski/60 mins)
October 26:
58-The Undertaker and His Pals (1966/Dir: T.L.P. Swicegood/63 mins)
59-April Fool's Day (1986/Dir: Fred Walton/89 mins)
60-The Terror (1963/Dir: Roger Corman/79 mins)
October 27:
61-Slumber Party Massacre (1982/Dir: Amy Holden Jones/77 mins)
62-Slumber Party Massacre II (1987/Dir: Deborah Brock/75 mins)
October 28:
63-The Wolfman (2010/Dir: Joe Johnston/103 mins)
64-Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965/Dir: Robert Gaffney/79 mins)
65-Dawn of the Dead (1978/Dir: George A. Romero/127 mins)
October 29:
66-House of Wax (1953/Dir: André de Toth/88 mins)
67-The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961/Dir: Coleman Francis/60 mins)
October 30:
68-Madhouse (1974/Dir: Jim Clark/92 mins)
69-The Exorcist (1973/Dir: William Friedkin/122 mins)
October 31:
70-The Gorgon (1964/Dir: Terence Fisher/83 mins)
71-Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1966/Dir: Terence Fisher/90 mins)
72-Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968/Dir: Freddie Francis/92 mins)
73-The Curse of Frankenstein (1957/Dir: Terence Fisher/83 mins)
74-Frankenstein Created Woman (1967/Dir: Terence Fisher/92 mins)
75-The Mummy (1959/Dir: Terence Fisher/88 mins)
76-Halloween (1978/Dir: John Carpenter/91 mins)

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Re: The 7th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Blu-ray
DVD
Theatrical Showing
*=First Time Viewing

October 1
001.Santa Sangre (1989/Alejandro Jodorowsky)*
002.Stake Land (2010/Jim Mickle)*
October 2
003.[Rec] (2007/Jaume Balaguero, Paco Plaza)
"Ti West Double Feature"
004.The Roost (2005/Ti West)
005.The House of the Devil (2009/Ti West)
006.Ils (Them) (2006/David Moreau, Xavier Palud)
007.The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959/Terence Fisher)*
008.The Skull (1965/Freddie Francis)
October 3
009.Rogue (2007/Greg McLean)
October 6
---.King in the Box
---.The Tiffany Problem
---.The TiVo
---.Jack-Chop
---.Just Take One
010.Dead & Buried (1981/Gary A. Sherman)
011.The Toolbox Murders (1978/Dennis Donnelly)*
012.In the Mouth of Madness (1994/John Carpenter)
October 7
013.Vampire Circus (1972/Robert Young)*
October 9
014.Executive Koala (2005/Minoru Kawasaki)
015.Animalada (Animal) (2001/Sergio Bizzio)*
016.Cronos (1993/Guillermo del Toro)*
"The Evil Dead Triple Feature"
017.The Evil Dead (1981/Sam Raimi)
018.Evil Dead II (1987/Sam Raimi)
019.Army of Darkness (1992/Sam Raimi)
October 13
"Paranormal Activity Double Feature"
020.Paranormal Activity (2007/Oren Peli)
021.Paranormal Activity 2 - Extended Version (2010/Tod Williams)
October 15
022.Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006/Lloyd Kaufman)
023.Frankenhooker (1990/Frank Henenlotter)
October 16
024.The Thing (2011/Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.)*
---.The Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 6: TS-19
---.The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 1: What Lies Ahead
October 20
---.Downloading & You
025.The Basement (1989/Tim O'Rawe)*
026.Blood Feast (1963/Herschell Gordon Lewis)*
027.Bite Me! (2004/Brett Piper)*
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem Double Feature
028.Scream (1981/Byron Quisenberry)* - Hosted by Maria Kanellis
029.Terror Circus (The Barn of the Naked Dead) (1974/Alan Rudolph)* - Hosted by Maria Kanellis
030.Redneck Zombies (1989/Pericles Lewnes)*
October 22
---.Butterfinger the 13th
031.Swamphead (2011/Dustin Drover, Justin Propp)*
October 23
032.The Taint (2010/Drew Bolduc, Dan G. Nelson)*
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Double Feature"
033.The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974/Tobe Hooper)
034.The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986/Tobe Hooper)
"Hatchet Double Feature"
035.Hatchet (2006/Adam Green)
036.Hatchet II (2010/Adam Green)*
037.Drag Me to Hell - Unrated Director's Cut (2009/Sam Raimi) After watching this, I found out that today is Sam Raimi's birthday.
---.The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 2: Bloodletting
October 25
038.The Ward (2010/John Carpenter)*
October 28
"Video Violence Double Feature"
039.Video Violence (1987/Gary P. Cohen)*
040.Video Violence Part 2 (1987/Gary P. Cohen)*
---.Grimm Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

Expanded Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley -
--- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
-X- Hazel Court - The Man Who Could Cheat Death
--- Klaus Kinski -
--- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
--- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. -
-X- Michael Gough - The Skull
--- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins -
--- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister -
--- Vincent Price -

Watch a film composed by:
--- James Bernard -
-X- Simon Boswell - Santa Sangre

Watch a film directed by:
--- David Cronenberg -
--- Jean Rollin -
-X- John Carpenter - In the Mouth of Madness
--- Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
-X- Terence Fisher - The Man Who Could Cheat Death

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- Dick Smith -
--- Tom Savini -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- Anthology Film -
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Dead & Buried
--- Based on a Novel -
-X- Blue Underground - Dead & Buried
--- Called "Attack of ..." -
--- Called "Day of ..." -
--- Called "Night of ..." -
--- Called "Return of ..." -
--- Called "Revenge of ..." -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial -
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.) -
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Rogue
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Toolbox Murders
--- Silent Film -
--- Spoof / Comedy -
--- Takes Place in Space -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - The Roost (Halloween)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Vampire - Stake Land
--- Werewolf -
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The House of the Devil
--- With Commentary -
--- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title -
--- Won an Academy Award (any category) -
--- Zombie -

Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
-X- First format, (Blu-ray), (Santa Sangre).
-X- Second format, (DVD), ([Rec]).
-X- Third format, (Theatrical Showing), (The Thing).

Watch films in at least three languages other than English:
-X- First language, (Spanish), ([Rec]).
-X- Second language, (French), (Ils (Them)).
-X- Third language, (Japanese), (Executive Koala).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 OPTIONAL -
--- 1900 OPTIONAL -
--- 1910 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - The Man Who Could Cheat Death
-X- 1960 - The Skull
-X- 1970 - The Toolbox Murders
-X- 1980 - Santa Sangre
-X- 1990 - In the Mouth of Madness
-X- 2000 - [Rec]
-X- 2010 - Stake Land

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Stake Land
-X- X / NC-17 - Santa Sangre
-X- Unrated - The Roost

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -

Theme Nights
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid! - Cult Horror Films - Santa Sangre
-X- 10/02: Down with the Sickness - Infection / Epidemic / Viral - [Rec], The Roost
-X- 10/03: One Good Ripoff Deserves Another - JawsSploitation - Rogue
--- 10/04: Dawn of the Disco - 1970s Horror Cinema -
--- 10/05: Inside Them Faceless Frontiers - French Horror Films -
-X- 10/06: Condemned to VHS Hell! - Video Nasties - Dead & Buried, The Toolbox Murders
-X- 10/07: Bloody Tea & Crumpets - Hammer / Amicus / Ealing / Black and Blue - Vampire Circus
--- 10/08: Supercharged Zombie Go Boom! - Action Horror -
-X- 10/09: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Executive Koala
--- 10/10: Passport to Bloodcurdling Terror! - BFI's 100 European Horror Films -
--- 10/11: Full Moon Madness - Werewolves -
--- 10/12: Hail to the King, Baby! - Cinema Inspired by Stephen King -
-X- 10/13: Don't Go Lookin' for Trouble. Trouble will Find You. - Found Footage - Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity 2
--- 10/14: Oozing Ectoplasm Euphoria - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost -
-X- 10/15: Meat's Meat, and a Man's Gotta Eat - Comedy / Spoof Horror Films - Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Frankenhooker
--- 10/16: Bavas, Argentos and Fulcis, Oh My! - Italian Horror Films -
--- 10/17: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/18: Franchise Fantástico - Icons of Horror -
--- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/20: A Reel Cinematic Suckfest! - Vampire Films -
--- 10/21: It's the End of the World As We Know It - Apocalyptic Horror -
--- 10/22: Mausoleum Mayhem, Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombie Films -
--- 10/23: Atmosphere, Castles and Fog Machines - Gothic Horror -
--- 10/24: The Freaks Come Out at Night - Mutants -
--- 10/25: The Master of the Macabre Centennial - Vincent Price Filmography -
--- 10/26: eXtReMeLy Disturbing Depravity - Splatter / Gore -
--- 10/27: Freudian Fragments and Monster Mindfucks - Psychological Horror -
--- 10/28: That Sly Come-Hither Stare - Witchcraft -
--- 10/29: Mass Marathon of the Damned 2: Electric Chainsaw Blues -
--- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic -
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related -

31 Films Subset
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Bladz - Santa Sangre (1989)
-X- 10/02: coyoteblue - [Rec] (2007)
--- 10/03: rbrown498 - Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)
--- 10/04: orlmac - Frogs (1972)
--- 10/05: Darkgod - The Horde (2009)
-X- 10/06: Mister Peepers - Dead & Buried (1981)
-X- 10/07: mallratcal - Vampire Circus (1972)
--- 10/08: Screwadu - Goliathon (1977)
--- 10/09: tarfrimmer - Premonition (2004)
--- 10/10: Undeadcow - The Grapes of Death (1978)
--- 10/11: Gobear - Dog Soldiers (2002)
--- 10/12: Trevor - Creepshow (1982)
--- 10/13: Chad - Trollhunter (2010)
--- 10/14: J. Farley - Sauna (2008)
-X- 10/15: SterlingBen - Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
--- 10/16: BobO'Link - Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
-X- 10/16: Everybody - Any Theatrical Showing - Bonus Day - The Thing (2011)
--- 10/17: kyleblack - Asylum (1972)
--- 10/18: shellebelle - Pumpkinhead (1988)
--- 10/19: takingchase - The Stepfather (1987)
--- 10/20: shadokitty - From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
--- 10/21: nezumi - Night of the Comet (1984)
--- 10/22: Mondo Kane - Deathdream (1974)
--- 10/23: MinLShaw - Hour of the Wolf (1968)
--- 10/24: Cool Ghoul - Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
--- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Theater of Blood (1973)
--- 10/26: SethDLH - The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
--- 10/27: clckworang - Repulsion (1965)
--- 10/28: NoirFan - Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
--- 10/29: terrycloth - Amusement (2008)
--- 10/30: dcrw6 - The Possession of David O'Reilly (2010)
--- 10/31: riotinmyskull - Lady in White (1988)

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Re: The 7th 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

Total Horror Movies = 189

This will be my 6th consecutive year participating in the "October Horror Movie Challenge!"

Goals:
1. Watch more movies than last year (I was swamped then)
2. Make my way through a stack of unwatched Blu-rays and DVDs
3. Have a lot of fun!

October 1, 2011

1. Halloween (2007) - Rob Zombie's unrelentingly brutal "take" on John Carpenter's classic. Interesting stuff overall - but the psychoanalytic look at Michael's dysfunctional family (the first 40 minutes) could have been scrapped.

2. Halloween II (2009) - Rob Zombie's hallucinatory approach in his still-brutal followup to Halloween works well. I actually liked this sequel more than Zombie's predecessor.

October 2, 2011

3. The Wolfman (2010) - Considering the recent goofy Mummy trilogy, it's impressive that Universal went with the hard-R "blood and guts" approach here. The movie doesn't always work, but it did earn a much-deserved Oscar for Rick Baker.

4. Hollow Man (2000) - Typical over-the-top sci-fi thriller from Paul Verhoeven. This one was nominated for an Oscar for best special effects - and they still look cool 11 years later.

October 3, 2011

5. Weird Woman (1944) - Inspired by Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife, this goofy entry in the Lon Chaney Jr. Inner Sanctum series is probably my favorite. 1940's scream queens Anne Gwynne and Evelyn Ankers are joined by Lois Collier and Elizabeth Russell in this cast. With starry-eyed women crazy for Lon Chaney Jr. (why??) and a surprisingly grisly ending (for its time, anyway), this is good stuff!

October 4, 2011

6. Dead Man's Eyes (1944) - Third entry in the Lon Chaney Jr. Inner Sanctum series with the actor playing an artist caught up in a web of murder after he's accidently(?) blinded. This one felt more like a potboiler than Weird Woman did - but it was watchable nonetheless.

October 5, 2011

7. The Frozen Ghost (1945) - This fourth entry in the Inner Sanctum series has Lon Chaney Jr. playing a hypnotist convalescing in a wax museum after a drunkard dies during a public performance of his act. Martin Kosleck does a good supporting turn - and scream queen Evelyn Anker appears as well.

October 6, 2011

8. The Messengers (2007) - As far as tame PG-13 teen girl fright flicks go, this one isn't bad. It's probably more notable in retrospect today due to its lead: a pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart.

October 7, 2011

9. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) - Family-friendly PG vehicle for Brendan Fraser, similar in comedic tone to his Mummy films and filled with enough sea creatures, carnivorous plants, and dinosaurs to warrant inclusion on this list.

October 8, 2011

10. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) - Tobe Hooper's groundbreaking grindhouse classic still shocks today. Marilyn Burns' performance at the end is nothing short of brave and amazing.

11. Strange Confession (1945) - The fifth of six Lon Chaney Jr. Inner Sanctum mysteries - with a lead role perhaps most suited for Chaney out of the bunch. J. Carrol Naish, though, steals the show as the sleazy boss.

October 9, 2011

12. Pillow of Death (1945) - Yes, that's a real movie title. The final Lon Chaney Jr. Inner Sanctum film, and it's loaded with an old dark house, seances, and a few murders with a lot of characters serving as red herrings.

13. Lake Placid 2 (2007) - With so many great horror films yet to make it on blu-ray, how on Earth did this just get a commercial release? All the more perplexing given that the theatrically released original and more contemporary third entry are not on blu.

October 10, 2011

14. Blood Feast (1963) - Best viewed as a historical artifact that provided part of the framework for the slasher and "torture porn" genres to come, Herschell Gordon Lewis's first "gore" film is hysterically amateurish in approach and execution.

October 11, 2011

15. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) - More accomplished than Lewis's Blood Feast, though that's not saying much. Confederates torture unsuspecting Yankees upon the centennial of a Civil War atrocity - with an admittedly fun twist during the third act.

October 12, 2011

16. Color Me Blood Red (1965) - This wraps up Lewis's Blood Trilogy - I could definitely see how A Bucket of Blood served as an inspiration.

October 13, 2011

17. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) - Henry Rollins's manic performance is the highlight of this trashy follow-up to Wrong Turn.

October 14, 2011

18. Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Werewolf of Washington (2010 / 1973) - Elvira is in her usual fine form (ahem) with puns and double entendres galore about politics as she hosts this amusingly bad 1970's wewewolf comedy with a political streak.

October 15, 2011

No movie today.

October 16, 2011

19. Secrets in the Walls (2010) - Estrogen-fueled haunted house TV movie starring Jeri Ryan; this is actually better than it has any right to be.

20. Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of the Living Dead (2010 / 1968) - I was a little dubious about Elvira poking fun at George Romero's seminal zombie classic - but this "first episode" of her new series wisely has the host mostly riffing on herself.

October 17, 2011

21. Elvira's Movie Macabre: I Eat Your Skin (2011 / 1964) - Now this black and white mess deserves skewering by Elvira - and the riff on the Gilligan's Island theme song is absolutely hysterical.

22. I Spit On Your Grave (1978) - Controversial rape revenge shocker from the 1970s - not sure what I think about this one. It just is what it is.

23. Jonah Hex (2010) - Josh Brolin is great as the title character: an old DC Comics (anti)-hero. However, what could have been a psychedelic horror western gets bogged down by a lame supervillain with an even lamer masterplan.

October 18, 2011

24. The Terror (1963) - After decades of seeing this in crappy public domain quality, the far crisper blu-ray edition was quite a revelation.

October 19, 2011

25. The Last House on the Left (1972) - I heard that David Hess died recently, which made me want to watch Wes Craven's notorious shocker again.

October 20, 2011

No movie today.

October 21, 2011

26. The Thing (2011) - Yet another cinematic go-round inspired by Campbell's "Who Goes There?" Mary Elizabeth Winstead is good, but I agree with the critics who say the CG is iffy at best.

27. Friday the 13th (1980) - Touchstone slasher film - and it still works decades later.

28. Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) - The first Friday the 13th installment with Jason donning his signature hockey mask - It also has the 3D contrivance.

29. Miss Nobody (2010) - Wickedly humorous story of a meek secretary who murders her way up the corporate ladder - a bit too gimmicky for its own good, though.

October 22, 2011

30. A Horrible Way to Die (2010) - Somber shocker about an alcoholic woman whose ex was a serial killer. Good film overall, but the twist ending was too convoluted.

31. M (1931) - Utterly amazing Fritz Lang film about a child murderer played by Peter Lorre.

32. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - Fun first sequel - Amy Steel was a good final girl in this.

33. The Child's Eye (2010) - The latest in the "Eye" series from the Pang Brothers; not as good as the first but still worth a look.

October 23, 2011

34. Voodoo Man (1944) - Deliriously awful yet fun Poverty Row B-movie pairing Bela Lugosi with George Zucco and John Carradine as the evildoers.

35. Jennifer's Body (2009) - I liked this more than I expected to. Quirky demon possession tale. J.K. Simmons' too-brief lecture to his students is one of the highlights.

October 24, 2011

36. Ghostbusters (1984) - I can't believe this is nearly 3 decades old now. It's still one of the all-time great horror comedies.

October 25, 2011

37. Black Christmas (1974) - Important - and good - early slasher movie pre-dating Halloween. Final girl Olivia Hussey was *gorgeous* in this.

October 26, 2011

38. Predator (1987) - Vintage Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle has him taking on a clever alien hunter in the jungle. Good stuff!

October 27, 2011

39. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) - I got caught up on this series before going out to see . . .

40. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) - Interesting how similar routines can maintain their effectiveness. I liked these two sequels more than the original - and the trilogy sets up a curious mythology.

October 28, 2011

41. Predator 2 (1990) - Hyperviolent sequel whose themes of round-the-clock news coverage and global warming still seem relevant today.

42. Predators (2010) - Straightforward and well-made, this latest sequel has a good cast and a novel plot twist.

October 29, 2011

43. Island of Lost Souls (1932) - The Criterion Collection offers an early Halloween treat with this excellent blu-ray edition of a very good 1930's horror film.

October 30, 2011

No movie today.

October 31, 2011

No movie today.

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2011 Total = 43 movies
All-Time Six-Year Total = 232 movies

Bring on October Horror Movie Challenge 2012!

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Re: The 7th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Goal: 100

T10 - Top 10 Favorite Horror Movie
- First Time Viewing
* - Second Chance Viewing (Disliked, Confused at first viewing, etc.)
Personal Collection DVD
Personal Collection Blu-Ray
Personal Collection VHS
Borrowed/Rented DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS
Foreign Film
Web/Digital Viewing (iPod, YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.)

I'll be including some songs on here from the movies that I watch, at least the ones I like. Music is my life and I always love hearing the songs in horror movies, especially 80's slashers.

October 1st:
001. Suspiria [1977] 89 mins. DVD, Italian
Thoughts/Ramblings: I REALLY love the buildings and wallpaper/painting in this movie. So amazing. Also, it wasn't until this viewing that I realized that
Spoiler:
when Suzy gtfo'd at the end of the movie, she left the entire student body in the school to burn to death. What a bitch.

Favorite Character:Sarah.
Spoiler:
I love a woman who likes to play with razor wire.

Least Favorite Character: Olga. Her fingernails made me cringe. She just had such ugly hands.


002. Inferno [1980] 107 mins. DVD, Italian
Thoughts/Ramblings: Best movie in the "Three Mothers" trilogy.
Favorite Character: Mark, because I love an attractive lead. Oh, and the hot dog stand owner. Loved him.
Least Favorite Character:Carlo. I didn't like how he
Spoiler:
kept grabbing Sara and holding her back from getting away from the killer.

The ending theme to Inferno.

003. Mother Of Tears [2007] 102 mins. DVD, Italian
Thoughts/Ramblings: It took 27 years, but Argento was finally able to finish the "Three Mothers" trilogy... too bad it was absolutely horrible. Also, what is it with there being a Sara(h) character in all three of these movies?
Favorite Character: The mother with butter fingers.
Least Favorite Character: Pretty much all of them. Mostly though, I really disliked the Mother of Tears. The actress played her horribly and her breast implants are embarrassing.


004. Do You Like Hitchcock? [2005] 93 mins. Netflix, Italian,
Thoughts/Ramblings: Wow... just wow. What a bad movie. Two bad movie views in a row tonight? If you ever have a chance to see this, don't.
Favorite Character: The homeless woman
Least Favorite Character: Sasha


005. Deep Red [1975] 98 mins. Netflix, Italian
Thoughts/Ramblings: I love this movie. Another favorite of Argento's.
Favorite Character: Gianna Brezzi. The first time I ever saw this I didn't like her because the voiceover was the same as the one used for Olga in Suspiria. I HATED Olga. I've grown to like her quite a bit and she's my favorite character.
Least Favorite Character: Carlo. He was just so annoying.

The Killer's song.

October 2nd:
006. House/ハウス [1977] 88 mins. Blu-Ray, Japanese
Thoughts/Ramblings: I love everything about this movie. The animation is so much fun and I really liked the music. I loved seeing GODIEGO in it too.
Favorite Character: Mac. She's hilarious.
Least Favorite Character: The watermelon guy. He makes me cringe.

GODIEGO - Cherries Were Made For Eating

007. House of the Devil [2009] 98 mins. Blu-Ray, T10
Thoughts/Ramblings: I watched this for the first time last year, specifically for the Horror Challenge. After one viewing I was hooked. It's become one of my favorite horror movies.
Favorite Character: Samantha. Overall I loved everything about the character.
Least Favorite Character: "Mother"

the Greg Kihn Band - The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)

008. Child's Play [1988] 87 mins. Netflix
Thoughts/Ramblings: Every time I watch these movies, I think of the My Buddy that I had when i was a kid. It had the same hair and eye color as I do. The only thing that would actually makes that doll cool, is if it did something like Chucky.
Favorite Character: Maggie. Mostly because
Spoiler:
I like her death scene.

Least Favorite Character: Andy. He's an annoyance.


009. Child's Play 2 [1990] 84 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: For some reason, this series seemed a whole lot cooler when I was a kid. I will say though, that when Andy is in the car with Phil and Joanne and they almost hit that Play Pals truck, I even felt nauseous just thinking of how the sight of seeing a Good Guy doll on the side of that truck was scarier than the crash that almost occured.
Favorite Character: Kyle. Pretty much because of this line: "You seen dolls that pee? This one bleeds... heheh."
Least Favorite Character: Still Andy.


October 3rd:
010. The Funhouse [1981] 96 mins. Netflix
Thoughts/Ramblings: I remember seeing this movie as a kid, but I never got to see the ending. I could never find it on VHS in any store/rental shops and I thought all was lost. Once again, Netflix to the rescue. The movie isn't as good as I remembered it to be, but it's nice to see the ending.
Favorite Character: Amy, definitely Amy. It took almost the entire movie, but I finally realized that she was a great character. I also liked the fat lady on top of the Funhouse.
Least Favorite Character: Richie. He was too much of a douche for me to like.


011. Graduation Day [1981] 96 mins. Netflix
Thoughts/Ramblings: Ok, second viewing of the movie. I watched it for the challenge last year and decided to give it another try. Better than I remembered it to be. Well, aside from the band that plays during the dance scene, it's absolute shit. The opening song is good, wish I could find a quality version of it.
Favorite Character: Blondie.
Least Favorite Character: Laura. She caused to many problems. And she was too weak.


October 4th:
012. Child's Play 3 [1991] 90 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I love the opening of CP3. It kind of reminds me of the opening to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, when all the candy is shown being made.
Favorite Character: Yeah, still Andy. You can change the actor, but the character is still a dud.
Least Favorite Character: Tyler. Just like Chucky said, "Tampering with the mail is a federal offense."


013. Bride of Chucky [1998] 89 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: If Jennifer Tilly didn't have such a sexy voice, I wouldn't even bother with this movie.
Favorite Character: Tiffany... again, the voice is just so sexy.
Least Favorite Character: Needlenose


October 6th:
014. I Know What You Did Last Summer [1997] 100 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Not sure why, but this viewing of the movie just wasn't that great. I realized that some of the acting was really bad. Overall it's still a good movie though.
Favorite Character: Elsa
Least Favorite Character: Barry.


October 7th:
015. The Crazies [2010] 101 mins. Netflix,
Thoughts/Ramblings: Damn, what a good movie. I've never seen the original, though I am now extremely interested. I hadn't heard too much about this movie before and I am so happy that Netflix made it available. The dialogue was great and I found myself rooting for David and Judy during the entire movie.
Favorite Character: I really like both David and Judy.
Least Favorite Character: Literally, no characters to complain about. Everything worked so well.

Johnny Cash - We'll Meet Again (Intro song)
Willie Nelson - Bring Me Sunshine (Ending song)

016. Dolly Dearest [1992] 94 mins. Netflix
Thoughts/Ramblings: This was better when I was nine. It's pretty much a mash-up of Child's Play and the Exorcist.
Favorite Character: Resnick. I also liked the doll head that had bug-eyes and stuck out it's extremely long tongue.
Least Favorite Character: Jessica


017. Urban Legend [1998] 93 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Not sure why, but this viewing was a disappointment. I just didn't find it to be as entertaining as I used to.
Favorite Character: Reese. I just love everything about her character.
Least Favorite Character: Damon.


October 8th:
018. Scream [1996] 111 mins. Blu-Ray
Thoughts/Ramblings: I LOVE the Scream series. I can never get enough. This and the fourth are the best in the series, and I really hope they'll continue with a fifth and sixth installment.
Favorite Character: Sidney. She's the perfect "final girl."
Least Favorite Character:
Randy

019. Scream 2 [1997] 120 mins. Blu-Ray
Thoughts/Ramblings: I'm not sure if I'm the only one who noticed this, but in Cici's balcony scene there was a shot where you could see one of the film crew members on the side of the balcony. On the blu-ray release, at least the most recent trilogy set (I'm not sure if this is identical to the single releases), they put a black bar over him so that he isn't seen. Throwing that out there.
Favorite Character: Debbie Salt
Least Favorite Character: Still Randy.


020. Scream 3 [2000] 116 mins. Blu-Ray
Thoughts/Ramblings: I can see where they were trying to go with this, and even though it's a good movie, it could have been better.
Favorite Character: Sidney
Least Favorite Character: Jennifer.


021. Friday the 13th [1980] 95 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I love Betsy Palmer. This is truly an awesome movie. One of my favorite things about it, is the clothing. I love the way everyone is dressed.
Favorite Character: Marcie, because of her Katherine Hepburn impression. I also really like Mrs. Voorhees.
Least Favorite Character: Alice

Ending Theme To Friday The 13th (I really wish there were vocals to this song)

October 9th:
022. Friday the 13th Part 2 [1981] 87 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I haven't seen this movie in a long time. I love that Amy Steel is in it. She was really good in April Fool's Day, which I need to watch as soon as I finish the F13 series
Favorite Character: Ginny
Least Favorite Character: Suprisingly, I don't have one. I didn't necessarily like all of the characters, but there are none that I woudl say I like less than the others (aside from Ginny).


023. Friday the 13th Part 3 [1982] 98 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Wow. What... a horrible movie. I remembered bits and pieces of it, mainly Shelly and those bikers. With this viewing I watched it in 3-D, with my roommate who hasn't seen ANY of these movies in the series, and I found myself with a headache, seemingly from the 3-D glasses and bad acting. The whole movie seemed to be just trying to find any way to get something to jump out of the screen at the viewer instead of actually trying to develop a good story. Oh, and Dana Kimmell is a HORRIBLE actress.
Favorite Character: Rick
Least Favorite Character: Shelly. From his first scene I just prayed that he would die horrifically.


024. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter [1984] 90 mins. DVD,
Thoughts/Ramblings: I love Crispin Glover. I've never seen this entry in the series before. Crispin Glover makes everything better... well, except that dancing scene. The movie was good up until about the point where Cory Feldman cut his hair.
Favorite Character: Jimmy
Least Favorite Character: Ted


025. Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning [1985] 88 mins. DVD,
Thoughts/Ramblings: What a steaming pile. I will say, I did get surprised by the reveal, but other than that what a bad movie.
Favorite Character: Pete. I think it's because of that song he sang while trying to start the car. It literally made me el oh el. I also really like Ethel. With lines like "You big dildo." and "That's one fucking ugly man that goes there." how could I not love her?
Least Favorite Character: There are so many, I can't even pick which I dislike more.


October 10th:
026. Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives [1986] 86 mins. DVD,
Thoughts/Ramblings: I'm surprised at how much I liked this movie. I'm glad they got a new actor to play Tommy.
Favorite Character: Megan and Nancy
Least Favorite Character: The Sheriff

Alice Cooper - He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)

October 11th:
027. Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood [1988] 88 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: This is one of the only F13 movies I can remember as a kid, aside from the first. I think it's the telekinetic powers aspect that made it so memerable. It's not necessarily a bad movie, just not the best... especially that ending. The choice of weapons is awesome though.
Favorite Character: Tina and Megan.
Least Favorite Character: Dr. Crews. Seriously, the biggest asshole I've seen in any F13 movie.


028. Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan [1989] 100 mins. DVD,
Thoughts/Ramblings: Jason was really channeling the Gillman here. This was a really bad movie. Never will I watch this again... until next years challenge.
Favorite Character: That girl that got shoved down in the subway. Loved her.
Least Favorite Character: Everyone who wasn't shoved-down-in-the-subway girl and Jason.

Opening Theme to Jason Takes Manhattan - Darkest Side of the Night

October 12th:
029. Halloween [1978] 91 mins. Blu-Ray, T10
Thoughts/Ramblings: I will always love this movie. It really goes to show that no matter how low the budget, a movie with a strong scripts and good acting goes a long way.
Favorite Character: Annie Brackett
Least Favorite Character: Tommy Doyle


030. Halloween II [1981] 92 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Every time I start to watch this, I get so excited. Then as it gets further into the movie, I remember that I really don't like it as much as I wish I did.. I'm not sure why this is. I mean, it's good and all, but not the greatest. I am very glad that it was made though.
Favorite Character: Jimmy
Least Favorite Character: Dr. Loomis

the Chordettes - Mr. Sandman

031. Halloween III: Season of the Witch [1982] 96 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I absolutely love this movie. I also love that Nancy Kyes is in it. The storyline and everything is just so great. Hopefully we'll get a blu-ray release sometime soon.
Favorite Character: Conal Cochran
Least Favorite Character: Buddy Kupfer, only because he was so annoying.


032. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers [1988] 88 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I really liked this movie, but from what I remember it goes downhill after this. I LOVE Danielle Harris.
Favorite Character: Jamie
Least Favorite Character: Rachel


033. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers [1989] 96 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: This wasn't as good as it could have been.
Favorite Character: Tina. Such a great character.
Least Favorite Character: Billy


034. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers [1995] 88 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Seriously, this movie is the ABSOLUTE worst in the series.
Favorite Character: Aside from Michael, none.
Least Favorite Character: Tommy Doyle.


October 13th:
035. The Haunting of Julia (Full Circle) [1981] 98 mins. VHS
Thoughts/Ramblings: Last year I made mention on my list (number 25 to be exact) about how I wished this would be released on blu or DVD because my VHS copy wouldn't last long. Well, the jokes on me because mine crapped out and I was forced to find another copy. Luckily, I found an auction on eBay (with 15 minutes to spare) and was able to get a new tape. Better condition than my last. ANYWAY, such an amazing movie. The score is also very good.
Favorite Character: Julia
Least Favorite Character: Mrs. Flood. Also, everyone who yelled at Julia... there seemed to be so many of them that did.

Full Circle (Everything's Right Now)

036. The Others [2001] 104 mins. Blu-Ray
Thoughts/Ramblings: Having seen this in theatres when originally released, I already knew the reveal. It's one of those things you won't forget, even if you forget everything else in the movie. I had forgotten everything else though. I literally had chills in many scenes.
Favorite Character: Although I liked every character, my favorite would have to be Grace.
Least Favorite Character: n/a


037. A Nightmare On Elm Street [1984] 91 mins. DVD, T10
Thoughts/Ramblings: Probably one of my all-time favorites. The sequels not so much, but definitley the original. I am so in love with Heather Langenkamp
Favorite Character: Nancy and Marge
Least Favorite Character: Rod Lane


038. A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge [1985] 87 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: My favorite thing about this movie is Kim Myers. She is so attractive and I really wish she could have been in tons of horror movies.
Favorite Character: Lisa
Least Favorite Character: Coach Schneider

Bing Crosby - Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?

October 14th:
039. A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors [1987] 96 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: This entire movie is pretty much an hour and a half of Patricia Arquette screaming. Not the best movie, but still good to see Heather Langenkamp and John Saxon.
Favorite Character: Nancy
Least Favorite Character: Kristen. Especially when she says "I'm going to dream you into a beautiful dream, forever and ever." I really wanted to sock her in the jaw.

Dokken - Dream Warriors

040. A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master [1988] 93 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I really wish Tuesday Knight had been cast as Kristen in NoES 3. She was perfect as Kristen. I also love that she sings the theme song. Here first album is amazing. The cockroach scene makes me straight up nauseous.
Favorite Character: Kristen and Alice. Both of them are great.
Least Favorite Character: Kristen's mother

Tuesday Knight - Nightmare

041. The Invasion [2007] 99 mins. Blu-Ray
Thoughts/Ramblings: Nicole Kidman is amazing in every movie she's in. I wish she did more horror movies. While watching this, I can actually see my own mother acting the same way in this situation.
Favorite Character: Carol. This is the type of character that I like to see.
Least Favorite Character: Not really any characters that I dislike.


042. Hostel [2006] 94 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: For some reason I enjoyed this viewing more than previous viewings. Not sure why.
Favorite Character: Paxton
Least Favorite Character: Natalya and Svetlana


October 15th:
043. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child [1989] 89 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I REALLY dislike all of the comic-drawn scenes in this. Not a very good sequel, but definitely not the worst when it comes to horror franchise sequels.
Favorite Character: Alice and Greta
Least Favorite Character: Jacob, Mark, Yvonne


044. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare [1991] 89 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Thank god that's over.
Favorite Character: Roseanne Barr's character
Least Favorite Character: John Doe


045. Uzumaki [2000] 90 mins. DVD, Japanese
Thoughts/Ramblings: I just love watching this movie so much. A very creative story (and a good comic series). I really wish they would have made a second movie and finished the storyline of the books. I think it would be even better if they would adapt more of Junji Ito's books into movies or even television series.
Favorite Character: Kirie
Least Favorite Character: Shuichi

Do As Infinity - Raven

046. Stacy [2001] 80 mins. DVD, Japanese
Thoughts/Ramblings: I usually dislike zombie movies, but I can tolerate this one. The love story between Shibu and Eiko is so great, but sad.
Favorite Character: The Drew Barrymore Squad
Least Favorite Character: The spinal-cord Stacy


047. The Burning [1981] 91 mins. Netflix,
Thoughts/Ramblings: Amazon has been recommending this movie to me for the longest time, so I decided to finally check it out. Thankfully, Netflix came to my rescue! This was a great movie. Jason Alexander is oddly attractive in this. The special effects are great and so is the score.
Favorite Character: Dave. He cracked me up the entire movie!
Least Favorite Character:


October 16th:
048. Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday [1993] 87 mins. Netflix,
Thoughts/Ramblings: At first, I really thought I was going to like this movie, but then the further I got into it, the more I hated it. Good try though.
Favorite Character: Joey. All of her lines cracked me up.
Least Favorite Character:
Steven

049. Jason X [2002] 93 mins. Netflix
Thoughts/Ramblings: This was a bit easier to watch this time around. I still don't enjoy this movie much, but it wasn't as annoying this time... mostly because I forgot mostly everything that happens. I did love seeing Dov Tiefenbach in this, he played the Boy With The Purple Socks in Harriet The Spy.
Favorite Character: KM-14
Least Favorite Character: Rowan LaFontaine


050. Trick 'r Treat [2009] 82 mins. Netflix,
Thoughts/Ramblings: After hearing all of the great things about this movie, I'm glad I finally decided to watch it. Some of the stories weren't that interesting, but I did end up enjoying each one in the end. The twists were pretty good.
Favorite Character: Of all the stories, it would have to be Rhonda. I loved her so much and was happy with her "revenge."
Least Favorite Character: Sam. I was very disappointed with his reveal.


051. Basket Case [1982] 91 mins. Netflix,
Thoughts/Ramblings: I have been wanting to see this movie for years! I'd read about it and saw the DVD available on Amazon for quite some time. Not even halfway through, I realized how smart it was for me to wait to buy it. This movie was absolutely horrible.
Favorite Character: Casey. She had the best lines in the entire movie.
Least Favorite Character: Duane. Throughout the entire movie I just wanted to shove him down the apartment building stairway.


052. Popcorn [1991] 91 mins. Netflix,
Thoughts/Ramblings: Wait, what? This was just... not what I thought it would be. It was enjoyable, but I guess I had different thoughts of what would be going down. I did eat pumpkin squash ravioli while I watched it, so at least I had that.
Favorite Character: Maggie (mostly because I liked Jill Schoelen in Babes In Toyland and The Stepfather.
Least Favorite Character: Dr. Mnesyne


October 17th:
053. Eyes Without A Face [1960] 84 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Such a great movie. If you haven't seen it, you must. I really like seeing Alida Valli in movies!
Favorite Character: Christiane and Louise
Least Favorite Character: Paulette.


054. The Strangers [2008] 88 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Not sure why, but I love this movie so much. I keep thinking back to my viewing of Vacancy last year. The movies have the same premise (this one just has better looking leads and scarier killers) but this just comes out on top. I remember it actually scared me when I saw it in theatres, that doesn't happen often.
Favorite Character: The Killers
Least Favorite Character: Mike

Joanna Newsom - The Sprout and the Bean

055. Them [2006] 74 mins. Netflix, , French
Thoughts/Ramblings: I've been wanting to see this for years, especially after seeing The Strangers and finding out that it was extremely similar. I'm glad I finally saw it! Such a great movie and the reveal was surprising.
Favorite Character: Clementine
Least Favorite Character: The daughter in the beginning.


056. A Nightmare On Elm Street [2010] mins. *
Thoughts/Ramblings: My roommate rented this and asked if I wanted to watch it, I agreed mainly because of the challenge. I had seen this shortly after it was released on DVD and didn't enjoy it at all. This viewing was actually better than the first. This movie will never be too great, but it's still worth a watch.
Favorite Character:
Least Favorite Character:

the Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream

October 18th:
057. Happy Birthday To Me [1981] 110 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: I've grown to really like this movie. The ending is by far one of the oddest I've ever seen in a movie. Outlandish, but it does the job.
Favorite Character: Rudy
Least Favorite Character: Ginny

Syreeta Wright - Happy Birthday To Me

058. The Grudge [2004] 92 mins. DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: Pretty good movie. The original is way better. Love seeing Sarah Michelle Gellar in horror movies though.
Favorite Character: Karen Davis
Least Favorite Character: Emma


059. The Grudge 2 [2006] 102 mins. DVD, *
Thoughts/Ramblings: Eh, didn't really like this the first time I saw it, still not too big a fan. I just kept thinking Amber Tamblin's character would end up dead in a closet...
Favorite Character: Kayako
Least Favorite Character: Aubrey


060. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? [1962] 133 mins. DVD, T10
Thoughts/Ramblings: Seriously love this move. Everything about it is amazing. Still remember watching this with my grandparents as a kid.
Favorite Character: Adult Jane and Blanche
Least Favorite Character: Young Jane and Blanche

Debbie Burton - I've Written A Letter To Daddy
Debbie Burton feat. Bette Davis - What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

October 19th:
n/a

October 20th:
061. The Great Horror Family [2004] 25 mins. per episode DVD
Thoughts/Ramblings: This show had me cracking up the ENTIRE time. The show was directed by Takashi Shimizu, the director of Ju-on. I had seen the first three episodes before, but the rest of the series was new to me.
Episodes:

    062. The Great Horror Family [2004] 25 mins. per episode DVD
    Thoughts/Ramblings:
    Episodes:

      063. The Great Horror Family [2004] 25 mins. per episode DVD
      Thoughts/Ramblings: I'm very happy that I finally finished the series. As a fan of Japanese horror, I was able to appreciate the comedy a bit more along with identify other horror spoofs within the show. Highly recommend this.
      Episodes:

        October 20th:
        063. Sleepaway Camp [1983] 88 mins. DVD, T10
        Thoughts/Ramblings: There is no doubt that I will always love this movie. Love it so much. I REALLY WANT THIS TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY... just saying. The ending theme to this is so amazing.
        Favorite Character: Aunt Martha and the jet-ski girl (lolz).
        Least Favorite Character: Meg

        Frank Vinci - You're Just What I've Been Looking For

        064. Terror Train [1980] 97 mins. DVD
        Thoughts/Ramblings: This is a great movie, which I was actually surprised about. The only reason I got it was because Jamie Lee Curtis was in it.
        Favorite Character: Alana
        Least Favorite Character: Kenny. I mean, seriously. Wtf.


        October 21st:
        n/a


        October 22nd:
        065. Prom Night [1980] 90 mins. DVD
        Thoughts/Ramblings: Love watching this. It's not that it's the greatest movie, it's the fact that the soundtrack is just so ridiculous and catchy that I can't help but bob my head along with the songs.
        Favorite Character: Wendy. A bitch and all, but I really liked her.
        Least Favorite Character: Slick. He was just too creep for me.

        Prom Night, Everything Is Alright

        066. Private Parts [1972] 86 mins. DVD
        Thoughts/Ramblings: I feel bad for people who haven't seen this movie. It's amazing.
        Favorite Character: Cheryl. By far the BEST character in the movie. I like George too.
        Least Favorite Character: Jeff


        October 23rd:
        067. The Bad Seed [1956] 129 mins. DVD, T10
        Thoughts/Ramblings: Since the last challenge, I have re-read the book and since then have not watched the movie. I haven't read the book since I was in fourth grade (mid-90's) and re-reading as an adult and comparing it to the movie I can see the pros and cons better. Both the book and movie are amazing and I highly recommend both.
        Favorite Character: Rhoda is an amazing character. I also really like Christine, but only because Nancy Kelly gets really over the top with her acting.
        Least Favorite Character: Monica Breedlove. Yuck.

        The Bad Seed Opening Theme

        068. Black Christmas [1974] 98 mins. Blu-Ray, T10
        Thoughts/Ramblings: This is really one of the only horror movies that actually scares me. Not necessarily during the movie do I get scared (although there are some parts that I get nervous at, even know what happens next) but it's the fact that this could essentially happen in real life.
        Favorite Character: Barb. She had the best lines and such an amazing character.
        Least Favorite Character: Mr. Harrison


        069. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers [1988] 80 mins. DVD
        Thoughts/Ramblings: The new direction of these movies really flowed well, I thought. I like them, but I don't love them. I usually pretend that the first in the series was the only one, but I can't help denying that this series (minus Return to Sleepaway Camp ::shudder: is a guilty pleasure of mine.
        Favorite Character: Angela. Pamela Springsteen really made me like Angela more than in the first movie.
        Least Favorite Character: The "I want to go home" girl. I wish she had been brutally slain.

        Obsession - Deperate To Survive

        October 24th:
        n/a

        October 25th:
        n/a

        October 26th:
        070. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland [1989] 80 mins. DVD
        Thoughts/Ramblings: Great end to the original trilogy. They really played up stereotypes in this one though which became really annoying.
        Favorite Character: Angela, of course. I literally rooted for her to hack everyone to pieces.
        Least Favorite Character: Cindy, because she was a racist bitch.

        Angela's Rap

        October 27th:
        071. Rosemary's Baby [1968] 136 mins. DVD, T10
        Thoughts/Ramblings: My favorite movie of all time. Really need this on blu-ray ASAP.
        Favorite Character: Rosemary and Guy
        Least Favorite Character: Laura-Louise. I hated her in the book and even more in the movie.

        Lullaby, Opening to Rosemary's Baby

        October 28th - 31st:
        n/a

        The List:
        Spoiler:
        Watch a film starring:
        --- Barbara Crampton -or- Barbara Shelley -
        --- Doug Bradley -or- Sid Haig -
        --- Hazel Court -
        --- Klaus Kinski -
        --- Lance Henriksen -or- Ken Foree -
        --- Lon Chaney Jr. -or- Lon Chaney Sr. -
        --- Michael Gough -
        --- Ron Perlman -or- Tom Atkins -
        --- Ted Raimi -or- Reggie Bannister -
        --- Vincent Price -

        Watch a film composed by:
        --- James Bernard -
        --- Simon Boswell -

        Watch a film directed by:
        --- David Cronenberg -
        --- Jean Rollin -
        --- John Carpenter - Halloween
        ---Sergio Martino -or- Riccardo Freda -
        --- Terence Fisher -

        Watch a film with make-up effects by:
        --- Dick Smith -
        --- Tom Savini - The Burning

        Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
        --- Anthology Film -
        --- Appears on Video Nasties List -
        --- Based on a Novel - The Bad Seed
        --- Blue Underground - Inferno
        --- Called "Attack of ..." -
        --- Called "Day of ..." -
        --- Called "Night of ..." -
        --- Called "Return of ..." -
        --- Called "Revenge of ..." -
        --- Cannibalism -
        --- Documentary -
        --- Extraterrestrial -
        --- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Friday the 13th 1 - 3
        --- Film and its Remake - A Nightmare On Elm Street
        --- Frankenstein -
        --- Ghost / Haunting - The Others
        --- Giallo - Deep red
        --- Horror Host (Count Gore De Vol, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, etc.)
        --- J-Horror - Uzumaki
        --- Killer / Evil Animal -
        --- Killer / Evil Child - The Bad Seed
        --- Killer / Evil Doll - Dolly Dearest
        --- Made-for-TV Movie - Do You Like Hitchcock
        --- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
        --- MST3K / RiffTrax / Cinematic Titanic -
        --- Mummy -
        --- Musical -
        --- Rape / Revenge - Hostel
        --- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Black Christmas
        --- Silent Film -
        --- Spoof / Comedy - House
        --- Takes Place in Space - Jason X
        --- Takes Place on a Holiday - Black Christmas
        --- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
        --- Vampire -
        --- Werewolf -
        --- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - House of the Devil
        --- With Commentary -
        --- With the Words "Living Dead" in the Title -
        --- Won an Academy Award (any category) -
        --- Zombie -

        Watch films in at least three formats (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, etc.):
        --- First format, VHS, The Haunting of Julia/Full Circle.
        --- Second format, DVD, Urban Legend.
        --- Third format, Streaming, The Funhouse.

        Watch films in at least three languages:
        --- First language, French, Eyes Without A Face.
        --- Second language, Japanese, Stacy.
        --- Third language, English, Private Parts.

        Watch one film from every decade of film history:
        --- 1890 OPTIONAL -
        --- 1900 OPTIONAL -
        --- 1910 OPTIONAL -
        --- 1920 -
        --- 1930 -
        --- 1940 -
        --- 1950 -
        --- 1960 -
        --- 1970 - Black Christmas
        --- 1980 - Child's Play
        --- 1990 - Scream
        --- 2000 - Urban Legend
        --- 2010 - A Nightmare On Elm Street

        Watch a film for each rating:
        --- G -
        --- PG -
        --- PG-13 -
        --- R -
        --- X / NC-17 -
        --- Unrated -

        Venture Into the Literary World:
        --- Read a Horror Novel or Novella OPTIONAL -

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