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The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

LIST COMPLETE

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2012 Horror Challenge

Total Viewed: 118
Pace: 152
AFWPD: (Average FIlm Watched Per Day): 4.9
New Watched (denotes new):119/143(83%)

2007: 61
2008: 62
2009: 122
2010: 107
2011: 108
2012 Goal Bronze(100, 10/17) Silver (123, 10/26) Gold(200)
100 Movies on 10/17 12:45pm
31 Films Completed on October 31st
Subset Completed on Oct. 31st
Complete Checklist on Oct. 31st

Body Count: 992, plus an entire city hit by a tsunami and the world x2
Boob Count: 109

Sept. 30th
1. The Pact(2012, McCarthy)6.5/100 Excellent modern movie
2. Lovely Molly(2012,Sanchez) 6.5/100 A descent into madness
3. Kuroneko(1968, Shindo)7/10
Oct. 1st
4. The Stendhal Syndrome(1996,Argento) 5/10Not Aargento's Best, but provides some Gore
5. The House by the Cemetary(1981, Fulci) 5.5/10 Awesome gore, and BOB!
6. Blacula(1972, Crain) 5/10 Blacksploitation meets Vampirism
7. And then There Were None(1945,Claire)6.5/10 Better then 10 Little Indians
8. Murders in the Rue Morgue(1932,Florey) 5.5/10 Bela!
9. Night of the Demon(1957)
10. ATM(2012, Brooks) 5/10 Good movie, terrible ending
11. The Gate(1987,Takacs)6/10 A staple of my Childhood
Oct. 2nd
12. Fearless Vampire Killers(1967, Polanski)7/10 The Mirror Scene A+
13. Revenge of the Creature(1955, Arnold)5/10 reminds me of Jaws 3
14. Curse of the Mummy's tomb(1964, Carreras) 5.5/10 Wish we got Lee or Cushing
15. Bait(2012, Rendall) 5.5/10 Better then Shark Night
16. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer(1986, McNaughton) 8/10 Rooker is awesome
17. Famine(2011, Nicholson) 3/10 Gore galore but nothing else
18. The Lost Coast Tapes(2012, Grant) 5/10 good premise, bad execution.
Oct. 3rd
19. The Mummy's Hand (1940, Cabanne) 5/10 Start to run together
20. The Dentist(1996, Yuzna)5.5/10 Mark Rufalo!
21. Tape 407(2012, Fabrigar)4/10 Why would you be filming?
22. Frankenhooker(1990, Henenlotter)6/10 More fun then dead hooker boobs
23. The Old Dark House(1932, Whale)7/10 Karloff.. Just Karloff
24. Absentia(2011, Flanagan)6/10 So open ended
25. The Loved Ones(2009, Byrne)7/10 pretty in pink meets Buffalo Bill
26. The Tall Man(202, Laugier)6/10 Thought it ended 45 mins before it did.
Oct. 4th
27. Detention(2011, Kahn)6/10 Every possible idea
28. Apartment 143(2011, Torrens)5/10 Have some respect for yourself Spanish
29. Munger Road(2011, Smith)4/10 To be continued???
30. Grave Encounters 2(2012, Poliquin) 7/10 Liked it better then 1
31. The Hike(2011, Bryan)3/10 Terrible
32. The Barrens(2012, Bousman)4/10 Last 5 minutes are OK
33. The Parents(1989, Balaban)6/10 Cousin Eddie eats humans
34. Bubba Ho-Tep(2002,Coscarelli)6/10 Hail to the King, Baby
Oct. 5th
35. Count Yorga, Vampire(1970, kelljan)5/10 Fun!
36. The Victim(2011, Biehn)5.5/10 Danielle Harris getting pounded!
37. Excision(2012, Bates Jr.)6.5/10 McCord should get an Oscar
38. Chained(2012, J. Lynch)7/10 Donofrio is pure evil
39. Scary or Die(2012, Various)6/10 good for the budget
40. Evilspeak(1981, Weston)5.5/10 Howard is fugly!
Oct. 6th
41. Touch of Death(1989, Fulci)5/10
42. The Shrine(2010, Knautz)6/10 Has a Locecraft feel
43. Lake Mungo(2008, Anderson)4/10 I don't see the love
44. The initiation(1984, Stewart)4.5/10 Typical bad 80's movie
Oct. 7th
45. Bloody Birthday(1981, Hunt)5.5/10 3 of the most evil kids
46. Mum and Dad(2008, Sheil)6/10
47. Mountaintop Motel Massacre(1986, McCullough Sr.) 3.5/10
48. Don't Go in the Woods(2010, D'Onofrio)2/10
49. Superstition(1982, Roberson)5.5/10
50. Truth or Dare(2012, Heath)5/10
51. The Fog(1980, Carpenter) 6/10
Oct. 8th
52. The Blob(1958, Yeaworth Jr.)6/10
53. comedy of Terrors(1963, Tourneur) 6/10
54. The Haunting(1963, Wise)7.5/10
55. Chatroom(2010, Nakata) 4/10
56. Happy Hell Night(1992, Owens)5/10
57. Mothers Day(2010, Bousman)7/10
Oct. 9th
58. Deadgirl(2008, Sarmiento) 6/10
59. The Mummy's Tomb(1942, Young)5/10
60. The Mummy's Ghost(1944, Leborg)4.5/10
61.(2007 Total) Tower of Evil(1972, O'Connely)5/10
62.(2008 Total) The Hunger(1983, Scott)6/10
63. The Freeway Killer(2010, Murlowski)5.5/10
64. Albert Fish: In Sin he found Salvation(2007, Borowski)5.5/10
Oct. 10th
65. The Creature from the Haunted Sea(1963, Corman)3/10
66. The Bride of Frankenstein(1935, Whale)8/10
67. The Black Cat(1934, Ulmer)7.5/10
68. Satan's little helper(2004, Lieberman)5.5/10
Oct. 11th
69. Dead of Night(1945, Various)6/10
70. The Gateway Meat(2008, DeCaro)3/10
71. Fetus(2008, Paulin)4/10
72. The Raven(1935, Landers)
73. Smiley(2012, Gallagher)5.5/10
74. Cabin in the Woods(2012, Goddard)w/ Commentary
75. Lizzie(2012, Dunn Jr.)3/10
Oct. 12th
76. Class of 1999(1990, Lester)5.5/10
77. Critters 3(1991, Peterson)4/10
78. Primal(2010, Reed)4.5/10
Oct. 13th
79. Forget Me Not(2009, Oliver)5.5/10
80. Sinister(2012, Derrickson)7/10
Oct. 14th
81. Valley of the Zombies5/10
82. Buried(2010, Cortes)6.5/10
83. The Final(2010, Stewart)6.5/10
84. Carnival of Souls(1998, Grossman)3/10
Oct. 15th
85. Son of Frankenstein(1939, Lee)7/10
86. Werewolf of London(1935, Walker)6/10
87. Dracula's Daughter(1936, Hillyer)6/10
88. Black Friday(1940, Lubin)6/10
89. Spellcaster(1992, Zielinski)4.5/10
90. Croc(2007, Rafill)3/10
Oct. 16th
91. The Baby(1973, Post)6/10
92. Chillerama(2011, Various)6/10
93. The Black Cat(1989, Cozzi)4/10
94. Cat in the Brain(1990, Fulci)5.5/10
Oct. 17th
95. Marebito(2004, Shimizu)5/10
96. Noroi: The Curse(2005, Shiraishi)6/10
97. Burnt Offerings(1976, Curtis)5.5/10
oct. 18th
98. Saint Nick(2010, Maas) 6/10
99. Rare Exports(2010, Helander)6.5/10
100. Puppet Master 3: Toulan's Revenge(1991, DeCoteau)5.5/10
101. Hangover Square(1945, Brahm)7/10
102. Silver Bullet(1985, Atlas)6/10
103. Bachelor Party at the bungalow of the damned(2008, Thompson)3.5/10
Oct. 19th
104. Sculpture(2009, Jacelone)3.5/10
105. The Whisper in the Darkness
106. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday(1993, Marcus)4/10
107. (2010 Total)Wrong Turn 5(2012, O'Brien)5/10
Oct. 20th
108. (2011 Total)White Zombie(1932, Halperin)5.5/10
109. Deep Red(1975, Argento) 6.5/10
110. Warlock(1989, Miner)6.5/10
Oct. 21st
111. Stake land (2010, Mickle)6.5/10
112. Carnival of Souls(1962, Harvey)6/10 Rifftrax
Oct. 22nd
113. The Last Man on Earth(1964, Ragona)6/10
Oct. 23rd
114. A tale of Two Sisters(2003, Kim)6/10
Oct. 24th
115. I sell the Dead(2008, McQuaid)6.5/10
116. Mansion of the Living Dead(1985, Franco)4.5/10
117. A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984, Craven) 8.5/10
118. [Rec]3 Genesis(2012, Plaza)
Oct. 25th
119. Grizzly(1976, Girdler)5/10
120. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2(1987, Pittman)6/10
121. Creepy Tales(2001, Russin)4/10
Oct. 26th
122. (2009 Total)The Innkeepers(2011, West)7/10
123. Bruiser(2000, Romero)
124. Cabin in the Woods(2012, Goddard)8/10
Oct. 27th
125. Creepshow(1982, Romero)6/10
126. Creepshow 2(1987, Gornick)5/10
127. Fascination(1979, Rollin)
Oct. 28th
128. A nightmare on Elm Street 2(1985, Sholder)5.5/10
129. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3(1987, Russel)8/10
130. A nightmare on Elm Street 4(1988, Harlin)5/10
131. Rubber(2010, Dupieux)
132. Hocus pocus(1993, Ortega)5.5/10
Oct. 29th
133. Prometheus(2012, Scott)6.5/10
134. The Man Who Laughs(1928, Leni)7/10
135. The Wolfman(2010, Johnston)6/10
136. New Nightmare(1994, Craven)6/10
137. Damned in Vencice(1978, Liberatore)5.5/10
138. Night of the Werewolf(1981, Naschy)6/10
Oct. 31st
139. They all Must die(1998, Weathers)3/10
140. Scream of Fear(1961, Holt)6/10
141. The Pyx(1973, Hart)
142. Murder Party(2007, Saulnier)6/10
143. Return of the Living Dead(1985, O'Bannon)8/10

WildCards and Television
144. WC#1: Cutting Room Floor Podcast(Recorded Oct. 1st, airs Oct. 11th[/COLOR])
xxx. WC#2: watched The Pyx on Wrong Theme Day
Tv
145. Face/Off "Monster Twist" / Walking Dead "Seed"
146. Dexter "Are you?"/ "Sunshine and Frosty Swirl"
147. Dexter " Buck the system"/ Face/off " Whose the new Who?"
148. American Horror Story "Welcome to Briarcliff"/ Face/off "Junkyard Cyborg"
149. Walking Dead"Sick"/ Pretty little liars "This is a Dark Ride"
150. Face/Off"Scene of the Crime"/ Dexter "Run"
151. American Horror Story "Tricks and Treats"/South Park"A Nightmare on Facetime"/Modern Family"Open House of Horrors"
152. Mockingbird lane "Pilot"/Dexter "Swim Deep"
153. The Walking Dead "Walk with Me"/American Horror Story "Nor'Easter"


Spoiler:

Watch a film starring:
-x- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown - Sculpture
-x- Caroline Munro - The Black Cat
-x- Danielle Harris - The Victilm
-x- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre - Comedy of Errors
-x- John Agar - Revenge of the Creature
-x- Kane Hodder - Chillerama
-x- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) - Mansion of the Living Dead
-x- Max von Sydow - The Wolfman
-x- Michelle Bauer - Puppermaster 3: Toulan's Revenge
-x- Oliver Reed - Burnt Offerings

Watch a film composed by:
-x- Bernard Herrmann - Hangover Square
-x- Ennio Morricone - the Stendhal Syndrome
-x- Pino Donaggio - Damned in Venice

Watch a film directed by:
-x- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza - [Rec]3
-x- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski - The Fearless Vampire Killers
-x- George A. Romero - Bruiser
-x- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale - Night of the Demon
-x- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu - Marebito

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-x- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) - Bubba Ho-tep
-x- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) - Silver Bullit
-x- Rick Baker - The Wolfman

Watch a film written by:
-x- Jimmy Sangster - Scream of Fear

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-x- *3-D Film - Bait
-x- Anthology Film - Scary or Die
-x- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Stendhal Syndrome
-x- Appears on Video Nasties List - house by the Cematary
-x- Based on a Novel - The Stendhal Syndrome
-x- Cannibalism - Parents
-x- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Carnival of Souls
-x- Comedy / Spoof - The Fearless Vampire Killers
-x- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films - Frankenhooker
-x- Documentary - Albert Fish: He found Salvation in Sin
-x- Extraterrestrial - Critters 3
-x- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - The Mummy's Hand, Tomb & Ghost
-x- Film and its Remake - Carnival of Souls
-x- Found Footage - The Lost Coast Tapes
-x- Frankenstein - Frankenhooker
-x- Ghost / Haunting - Apartment 143
-x- Giallo - the Stendhal Syndrome
-x- J-Horror - Marebito
-x- Killer / Evil Animal - Bait
-x- Killer / Evil Child - Bloody Birthday
-x- Killer / Evil Doll - Puppermaster 3: Toulan's Revenge
-x- Made-for-TV Movie - Croc
-x- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - revenge of the Creature
-x- Mummy - Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
-x- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Chillerama
-x- Nazi - Chillerama
-x- Psychological - Carnival of Souls
-x- Rape / Revenge - They All Must die
-x- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Stendhal Syndrome
-x- Takes Place in Space - Prometheus
-x- Takes Place on a Holiday - Tape 407(New Years' Eve/day)
-x- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-x- Vampire - Blacula
-x- Werewolf - Werewolf of London
-x- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Evilspeak
-x- With Commentary - Cabin in the woods
-x- Zombie - Scary or Die

Watch films in at least three formats:
-x- First format, (Streaming), (The Pact)
-x- Second format, (DVD-R), (house by the cemetary)
-x- Third format, (Netflix), (The Gate).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-x- First language, (English), (The Pact).
-x- Second language, (Japanese), (Kuroneko).
-x- Third language, (Finnish), (Rare Exports).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
-x- 1920 - the Man who Laughs
-x- 1930 - Murders in the Rue Morgue
-x- 1940 - And then There Were None
-x- 1950 - Night of the Demon
-x- 1960 - The Fearless Vampire Killers
-x- 1970 - Blacula
-x- 1980 - House by the Cemetary
-x- 1990 - The Stendhal Syndrome
-x- 2000 - The Loved Ones
-x- 2010 -The Pact

Watch a film for each rating:
-x- G - The Haunting
-X- PG - Blacula
-x- PG-13 - The Gate
-x- R - Lovely Molly
-x- X / NC-17 - Henry: Portrait of A serial Killer
-x- Unrated - The Stendhal Syndrome

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-x- 10th-- (Great Adventyre Fright Fest). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
-x- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (Walking Dead #102-103). OPTIONAL



Dawn of the Challenge - Bonus Hours - Kuroneko
Monday, October 1st - Cessation City - Blacula
Tuesday, October 2nd - Peace, Love & Dismemberment - Fearless Vampire Killers
Wednesday, October 3rd - The Doctor is In ...sane - The Dentist
Thursday, October 4th - Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Detention
Friday, October 5th - Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Count Yorga, Vampire
Saturday, October 6th - Movies That Mess With Your Head - Touch of Death
Sunday, October 7th - Day of the Pissed Off Woman - The Fog
Monday, October 8th - The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Mother's Day
Tuesday, October 9th - Dawn of the Decaying - Deadgirl
Wednesday, October 10th - Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - The Creature from the Haunted Sea
Thursday, October 11th - Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Dead of Night
Friday, October 12th - When Metal Meets Flesh - Class of 1999
Saturday, October 13th - Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Forget Me Not
Sunday, October 14th - Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Buried
Monday, October 15th - Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Son of Franenstein
Tuesday, October 16th - Die You Nazi Bastards! - Chillerama
Wednesday, October 17th - Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Noroi: The Curse
Thursday, October 18th - Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - Saint Nick
Friday, October 19th - It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Sculpture
Saturday, October 20th - Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - White Zombie
Sunday, October 21st - The Earth Died Screaming - Stake Land
Monday, October 22nd - The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone - The Last man on Earth
Tuesday, October 23rd - The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Tale of Two Sisters
Wednesday, October 24th - Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - I sell the Dead
Thursday, October 25th - It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Grizzly
Friday, October 26th - For God's Sake, Get Out! - The Innkeepers
Saturday, October 27th - Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea -Fascination
Sunday, October 28th - On the Highway to Hell - Rubber
Monday, October 29th - Lychanthrope Lunacy - The Wolfman
Tuesday, October 30th - The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - The Pyx
Wednesday, October 31st - All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Murder Party


-x- 09/30: Random.org - Kuroneko(1968)
-x- 10/01: clckworang - Blacula (1972)
-x- 10/02: orlmac - The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
-x- 10/03: Dimension X - The Dentist (1996)
-x- 10/04: arw6040 - The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
-x- 10/05: NoirFan - Count Yorga: Vampire (1970)
-x- 10/06: Trevor - Touch of Death (1988)
-x- 10/07: riotinmyskull - Return of the Living Dead (1985)
-x- 10/08: DEEveeDEE3 - Mother's Day (2010)
-x- 10/09: cwileyy - Deadgirl (2008)
-x- 10/10: Screwadu - Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
-x- 10/11: Mister Peepers - Dead of Night (1945)
-x- 10/12: LJG765 - Class of 1999 (1990)
-x- 10/13: indiephantom - Forget Me Not (2009)
-x- 10/14: edwardnortonfan - Buried (2010)
-x- 10/15: SterlingBen - Frankenhooker (1990)
-x- 10/16: Viewaskewbian - Chillerama (2010)
-x- 10/17: rbrown498 - Noroi: The Curse (2005)
-x- 10/18: terrycloth - Saint Nick (2010)
-x- 10/19: Bladz - Deep Red (1975)
-x- 10/20: BobO'Link - White Zombie (1932)
-x- 10/21: SethDLH - Stake Land (2010)
-x- 10/22: shellebelle - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
-x- 10/23: ororama - A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
-x- 10/24: tarfrimmer - I Sell the Dead (2008)
-x- 10/25: Darth Maher - Lake Mungo (2008)
-x- 10/26: Chad - The Innkeepers (2011)
-x- 10/27: Undeadcow - Fascination (1979)
-x- 10/28: jmsmath - Rubber (2010)
-x- 10/29: Darkgod - Night of the Werewolf (1981)
-x- 10/30: J. Farley - The Pyx (1973)
-x- 10/31: Gobear - Murder Party (2008)

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Goal - To actually stick with it for the entire month, and hopefully hit 100 for the first time.

Final Totals
Movies Watched - 82
First Time Viewings - 48
Movies Watched on Blu-ray - 29
Movies Watched on DVD - 35
Movies Watched on Netflix Watch Instantly - 17
Movies Watched on YouTube - 1
Movies Watched by Decade:
1930s - 1
1960s - 4
1970s - 7
1980s - 31
1990s - 6
2000s - 20
2010s - 13


Blu-ray
DVD
Netflix Watch Instantly
YouTube
*=First Time Viewing

September 30 - Beginning at Dusk
001. Child's Play (1988, Tom Holland)
002. The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu* (2009, Henry Saine)
October 01
003. Cold Sweat (Sudor frío)* (2010, Adrián García Bogliano)
004. Pontypool* (2008, Bruce McDonald)
005. Doghouse (2009, Jake West)
October 02
006. The Silent House (La casa muda)* (2010, Gustavo Hernández)
007. We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay)* (2010, Jorge Michel Grau)
October 03
008. Dream Home* (2010, Ho-Cheung Pang)
009. Grave Encounters* (2011, The Vicious Brothers)
October 04
010. Night of the Demon - Maria's B Movie Mayhem* (1980, James C. Wasson) - Hosted by Maria Kanellis
011. [Rec] (2007, Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza)
012. [Rec] ²* (2009, Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza)
013. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988, Stephen Chiodo)
014. Evil Aliens (2005, Jake West)
015. Plague Town (2008, David Gregory)
October 05
016. The House by the Cemetery* (1981, Lucio Fulci)
October 06
017. The Bleeding House* (2011, Philip Gelatt)
October 07
018. Night of the Creeps (1986, Fred Dekker)
019. I Spit on Your Grave* (1978, Meir Zarchi)
020. Hatchet for the Honeymoon* (1970, Mario Bava)
021. Black Roses* (1988, John Fasano)
022. Slither (2006, James Gunn)
023. TerrorVision* (1986, Ted Nicolaou)
October 08
024. Paranormal Entity* (2009, Shane Van Dyke)
October 09
025. Salvage* (2009, Lawrence Gough)
026. Tony* (2009, Gerard Johnson)
October 10
October 11
027. Bad Dreams (1988, Andrew Fleming)
028. Home Sick* (2007, Adam Wingard)
029. Automaton Transfusion (2006, Steven C. Miller)
030. Night of the Demons* (1988, Kevin S. Tenney)
031. The Devil Within Her - Katarina's Nightmare Theater* (1975, Peter Sasdy) - Hosted by Katarina Leigh Waters
032. Near Dark (1987, Kathryn Bigelow)
033. I Spit on Your Grave* (2010, Steven R. Monroe)
October 12
034. Shock-O-Rama* (2005, Brett Piper)
035. The Shrine* (2010, Jon Knautz)
036. Atrocious (Atroz)* (2010, Fernando Barreda Luna)
October 13
October 14
037. Dracula* (1931, Tod Browning)
038. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007, Jon Knautz)
039. Vampyres* (1975, Joseph Larraz (José Ramón Larraz))
040. Battle Girl* (1991, Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu)
October 15
October 16
October 17
October 18
041. Night of the Demons* (2009, Adam Gierasch)
042. Waxwork* (1988, Anthony Hickox)
043. Waxwork II: Lost in Time* (1992, Anthony Hickox)
044. House* (1986, Steve Miner)
045. Street Trash (1987, Jim Muro (J. Michael Muro))
046. Maniac Cop (1988, William Lustig)
October 19
047. Blood Feast (1963, Herschell Gordon Lewis)
048. Terror Train* (1980, Roger Spottiswoode)
049. The Funhouse* (1981, Tobe Hooper)
October 20
050. Basket Case (1982, Frank Henenlotter)
October 21
051. Basket Case 2 (1990, Frank Henenlotter)
052. Basket Case 3* (1992, Frank Henenlotter)
053. House II: The Second Story* (1987, Ethan Wiley)
054. The Rape of the Vampire (Le viol du vampire)* (1968, Jean Rollin)
055. Two Thousand Maniacs!* (1964, Herschell Gordon Lewis)
October 22
056. Color Me Blood Red* (1965, Herschell G. Lewis (Herschell Gordon Lewis))
October 23
057. Stacy* (2001, Naoyuki Tomomatsu)
058. The Nude Vampire (La vampire nue)* (1970, Jean Rollin)
October 24
059. Apartment 143 (Emergo)* (2011, Carles Torrens)
October 25
060. The Pack (La meute)* (2010, Franck Richard)
061. Mum & Dad* (2008, Steven Sheil)
062. The Moth Diaries* (2011, Mary Harron)
063. The Frighteners (1996, Peter Jackson)
064. Sleepaway Camp (1983, Robert Hiltzik)
065. Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988, Michael A. Simpson)
066. Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989, Michael A. Simpson)
067. Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008, Robert Hiltzik)
October 26
October 27
068. The Devil's Carnival* (2012, Darren Lynn Bousman)
October 28
069. The Evil Dead (1981, Sam Raimi)
070. Evil Dead II (1987, Sam Raimi)
071. Army of Darkness (1992, Sam Raimi)
072. Black Devil Doll (2007, Jonathan Lewis (Jonathan Louis Lewis))
073. Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)
074. Stagefright (Aquarius)* (1987, Michael Soavi (Michele Soavi))
October 29
075. The House on Sorority Row - Katarina's Nightmare Theater (1983, Mark Rosman) - Hosted by Katarina Leigh Waters
076. Death Dorm (The Dorm That Dripped Blood) (1982, Jeffrey Obrow, Stephen Carpenter)
077. Splatter University (1984, Richard W. Haines)
078. Graduation Day* (1981, Herb Freed)
079. Final Exam - Katarina's Nightmare Theater (1981, Jimmy Huston) - Hosted by Katarina Leigh Waters
October 30
October 31 - Halloween
080. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
081. Halloween II (1981, Rick Rosenthal)
082. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982, Tommy Lee Wallace)
November 01 - Ending at Dawn

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

* = first time viewing

Totals
first time views = 6
dvd = 10
vhs = 1
theatrical = 1
T.V.= 3


October 2nd
1. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) (uncut versions) dvd, *

October 3rd
2. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) theater *

October 4th
3. Frenzy (1972) dvd *

October 5th
4. Witchfinder General (1968) On Demand *

October 6th

5. The Toxic Avenger (1984) (unrated version), dvd
6. Waxwork (1988) (unrated version), dvd

October 11th
7. Deadgirl (2008) (R rated version), dvd
dvd *


October 13th
8. The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989) (unrated version),
dvd *


October 16th
9. The Plumber (1978) vhs
*

October 19th
10. The Fog (2005) (PG-13 version) cable-Encore


October 23rd
11. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) (unrated version) dvd


October 25th
12. Body Snatchers (1993) dvd

October 26th
13. Tromeo & Juliet (1996) (unrated version) dvd
14. The Doom Generation (1995) (R rated version) cable-Flix


October 27th
15. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) (PG-13 version) dvd

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

LIST IS FINALIZED.

Goal: 200

- All first time viewings, unless indicated by a *.
- I'm on iCM: http://www.icheckmovies.com/profile/mightysparks/
- Have a different job since last year and it's casual, so work won't be holding me back this time. I'm aiming high this year, and I should make it if I don't get much work this month (but work comes first :P).
- For consistency, each day begins and ends at midnight, instead of using when I wake up and go to bed. My timezone is also GMT+08.

2010: 28
2011: 176

List Thread
Discussion Thread


If a film is listed, but doesn't have a rating, it means I plan to watch it but haven't yet. Sometimes I like to prepare them ahead of time

September 30 Dusk -- Time: 4H 36M
1. White Dog (1982) 7/10
2. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) 6/10
3. Torched (2004) 4/10
4. Haze (2005) 4/10

October 1 -- Time: 15H 18M
5. V/H/S (2012) 7/10
6. The Comedy of Terrors (1963) 6/10
7. Der Student von Prag (1926) 5/10
8. Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) 4/10
9. The Walking Dead (1936) 5/10
10. San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (1964) 5/10
11. Street Trash (1987) 6/10
12. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) 5/10
13. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963) 6/10
14. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972) 5/10

October 2 -- Time: 16H 00M
15. Bait (2012) 6/10
*16. Friday the 13th (1980) 6/10 *With commentary*
17. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) 5/10
18. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) 6/10
# Dexter: 7x01
19. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) 3/10
20. Strait-Jacket (1964) 6/10
21. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave (1972) 4/10
22. Hatchet II (2010) 5/10
23. Isle of the Dead (1945) 4/10
24. Maniac (1934) 3/10
25. Das deutsche Kettensägen Massaker (1990) 4/10

October 3 -- Time: 15H 08M
26. Demonic Toys (1992) 7/10
27. The 'Burbs (1989) 7/10
28. The Entity (1982) 6/10
29. Hangover Square (1945) 5/10
30. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) 4/10
31. Visiting Hours (1982) 5/10
32. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) 6/10
33. Needful Things (1993) 6/10
34. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) 6/10

October 4 -- Time: 14H 32M
35. Ju-on (2002) 4/10
36. Rubber (2010) 8/10
37. Danza macabra (1968) 5/10
38. The Gate (1987) 6/10
39. Undead (2003) 5/10
40. Dead Air (2009) 5/10
41. Body Bags (1993) 6/10
42. The Raven (1963) 5/10
43. The Undertaker and His Pals (1966) 6/10
44. 100 Tears (2007) 4/10

October 5 -- Time: 14H 58M
45. Waxwork (1988) 8/10
46. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) 6/10
47. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) 4/10
48. La noche del terror ciego (1972) 5/10
49. Wolfen (1981) 5/10
50. Dance of the Vampires (1967) 6/10
51. Wake Wood (2011) 5/10
52. Black Cat (Gatto nero) (1981) 5/10
53. Burnt Offerings (1976) 5/10

October 6 -- Time: 14H 52M
54. Frontière(s) (2007) 4/10
55. Ghosts of Mars (2001) 5/10
56. The Ruins (2008) 7/10
57. Shark: Rosso nell'oceano (1984) 3/10 *MST3K 9/10*
58. Sheitan (2006) 6/10
59. Chopping Mall (1986) 6/10
60. Terror Night (1987) 5/10
61. Mr. Sardonicus (1961) 5/10
62. The Hole (2009) 6/10
63. Bedlam (1946) 5/10

October 7 -- Time: 15H 14M
64. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 6/10
65. American Grindhouse (2010) 6/10
66. Premature Burial (1962) 6/10
67. Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2009) 4/10
68. Halloween (2007) 5/10
69. Spiral (2007) 7/10
70. Stake Land (2010) 8/10
71. Grace (2009) 6/10
72. Chi l'ha vista morire? (1972) 4/10
73. Tony (2009) 7/10

October 8 -- Time: 15H 05M
74. El día de la bestia (1995) 6/10
75. The Phantom of the Opera (1962) 5/10
76. Burning Bright (2010) 7/10
77. And Soon the Darkness (1970) 5/10
78. And Soon the Darkness (2010) 4/10
79. The Last House on the Left (2009) 6/10
80. Night of Fear (1972) 5/10
81. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) 4/10
82. Chop (2011) 7/10
83. Vampires (1998) 5/10

October 9 -- Time: 12H 29M
84. Emergo (2011) 5/10
# Dexter: 7x02
85. The Curse of the Cat People (1944) 4/10
86. Survival of the Dead (2009) 5/10
87. La ragazza che sapeva troppo (1963) 4/10
88. Wasting Away (2007) 7/10
89. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968) 7/10
90. The Reef (2010) 6/10
91. Altered (2006) 6/10
92. 2LDK (2003) 7/10

October 10 -- Time: 13H 32M
93. Black Water (2007) 6/10
94. ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (1976) 7/10
95. Daybreakers (2009) 7/10
96. The Monster Squad (1987) 6/10
97. Psycho Beach Party (2000) 4/10
98. Mum & Dad (2008) 8/10
99. La frusta e il corpo (1963) 4/10
100. Lie Still (2005) 4/10
101. Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (1978) 4/10

October 11 -- Time: 15H 13M
102. The Theatre Bizarre (2011) 4/10
103. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009) 7/10
104. Countess Dracula (1971) 5/10
105. Calvaire (2004) 5/10
106. I lunghi capelli della morte (1964) 4/10
107. Evil Ed (1995) 6/10
108. Begotten (1990) 4/10
109. Taste of Fear (1961) 8/10
110. Wendigo (2001) 4/10
111. The Cottage (2008) 5/10

October 12 -- Time: 15H 17M
112. Faceless (1987) 6/10
113. The Flesh Eaters (1964) 5/10
114. Slaughter High (1986) 5/10
115. Hardware (1990) 5/10
116. Vampyres (1975) 5/10
117. Outpost (2008) 6/10
118. The Wolfman (2010) 6/10
119. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) 4/10
120. Lisa e il diavolo (1974) 5/10
121. Dementia (1955) 6/10

October 13 -- Time: 14H 40M
122. The Resurrected (1992) 6/10
123. The Other (1972) 6/10
124. Dracula (1979) 8/10
125. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) 6/10
126. Final Exam (1981) 6/10
127. The Burrowers (2008) 5/10
128. La campana del infierno (1973) 7/10
129. Love Object (2003) 8/10
130. Tutti i colori del buio (1972) 4/10

October 14 -- Time: 12H 36M
131. Saam gaang yi (2004) 7/10
132. Horror Express (1972) 6/10
133. Death Line (1973) 6/10
134. Deadgirl (2008) 8/10
135. Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu (2008) 5/10
136. Doghouse (2009) 6/10
137. Blood Car (2007) 7/10
138. The Burning Moon (1997) 5/10

October 15 -- Time: 14H 50M
139. La casa dalle finestre che ridono (1976) 4/10
140. The Haunted Palace (1963) 6/10
141. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) 4/10 *MST3K 9/10*
142. The Hamiltons (2006) 7/10
143. Frankenhooker (1990) 7/10
144. Shojo no harawata (1986) 5/10
145. Detention (2011) 9/10
146. The Bunker (2001) 5/10
147. The Crow (1994) 5/10
148. Twins of Evil (1971) 5/10

October 16 -- Time: 13H 16M
149. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946) 5/10
150. Carnosaur (1993) 4/10
151. Town Creek (2009) 6/10
152. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) 6/10
153. Slaughterhouse (1987) 6/10
154. Sauna (2008) 5/10
155. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) 5/10
156. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973) 6/10
157. Tales from the Crypt (1972) 6/10

October 17 -- Time: 14H 08M
158. Baghead (2008) 7/10
159. My Soul to Take (2010) 6/10
160. Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) 6/10
161. Mulberry Street (2006) 5/10
162. Lo (2009) 7/10
163. Return to Horror High (1987) 5/10
164. When a Stranger Calls (1979) 5/10
165. Drive Thru (2007) 2/10
166. Tower of London (1962) 4/10
167. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) 4/10

October 18 -- Time: 15H 02M
168. La chiesa (1989) 5/10
169. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) 5/10
170. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) 4/10
171. The Exorcist III (1990) 6/10
172. Sint (2010) 6/10
173. The Violent Kind (2010) 6/10
174. The Girl Next Door (2007) 8/10
175. Revenge of the Zombies (1943) 4/10
176. Priest (2011) 5/10
177. Shutter (2004) 6/10

October 19 -- Time: 14H 25M
178. The Car (1977) 6/10
179. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) 6/10
180. Mother's Day (1980) 6/10
181. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002) 4/10
182. Santa's Slay (2005) 4/10
183. Night Screams (1988) 5/10
184. The Vampire Lovers (1970) 5/10
185. The Final (2010) 6/10
186. The Dead Next Door (1989) 7/10
187. Scarecrows (1988) 8/10

October 20 -- Time: 15H 58M
188. Versus (2000) 6/10
189. Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010) 7/10
190. Bug (2006) 7/10
191. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) 6/10
192. Evil Laugh (1986) 5/10
193. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) 8/10
194. Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga (1972) 4/10
195. The Survivor (1981) 6/10
196. Bijo no harawata (1986) 4/10
197. The Creeping Flesh (1973) 5/10
198. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964) 5/10

October 21 -- Time: 14H 58M
199. The Relic (1997) 5/10
200. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989) 7/10
201. Fertile Ground (2011) 4/10
202. The Dead Pit (1989) 5/10
203. The Divide (2011) 6/10
204. The Devil Rides Out (1968) 6/10
205. Quarantine (2008) 6/10
206. Someone's Watching Me! (1978) 6/10
207. The Attic Expeditions (2001) 5/10

October 22 -- Time: 14H 21M
208. Incubo sulla città contaminata (1980) 5/10
209. The Ghost Breakers (1940) 6/10
210. Deranged (1974) 6/10
211. Trilogy of Terror (1975) 5/10
212. Seconds Apart (2011) 6/10
213. Bowery at Midnight (1942) 4/10
214. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) 5/10
215. Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) 4/10
216. Revolt of the Zombies (1936) 4/10
217. Storm Warning (2007) 5/10
218. Don't Open Till Christmas (1984) 4/10

October 23 -- Time: 15H 16M
219. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) 3/10
220. The Mad Ghoul (1943) 5/10
221. Vanishing on 7th Street (2010) 6/10
222. The Hidden (1987) 8/10
223. King of the Zombies (1941) 5/10
224. Il rosso segno della follia (1970) 6/10
225. Sun faa sau si (1998) 5/10
226. Buried Alive (1990) 6/10
227. Suck (2009) 7/10
228. Eating Raoul (1982) 6/10
229. Schramm (1994) 5/10

October 24 -- Time: 13H 13M
230. You Better Watch Out (1980) 6/10
231. American Gothic (1988) 7/10
232. I Sell the Dead (2008) 5/10
233. The Mutilator (1985) 6/10
234. The Shrine (2010) 6/10
235. The Midnight Hour (1985) 5/10
236. Buried Alive (2007) 4/10
237. My Name Is Bruce (2007) 6/10
238. Secuestrados (2010) 7/10

October 25 -- Time: 15H 09M
239. Nattevagten (1994) 8/10
240. Warning Sign (1985) 6/10
241. Happy Hell Night (1992) 5/10
242. Grizzly (1976) 5/10
243. The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 5/10
244. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) 5/10
245. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) 4/10
246. Juan de los Muertos (2011) 7/10
247. Strangler of the Swamp (1946) 5/10
248. Mosquito (1995) 4/10
249. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953) 4/10

October 26 -- Time: 15H 40M
250. Not of This Earth (1957) 6/10
251. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) 6/10
252. Chernobyl Diaries (2012) 7/10
253. The Gravedancers (2006) 5/10
254. Highway to Hell (1991) 6/10
255. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) 5/10
256. Graveyard Shift (1990) 6/10
257. Deadly Friend (1986) 5/10
258. The Wraith (1986) 5/10
259. Suor Omicidi (1979) 5/10
260. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012) 6/10

October 27 -- Time: 14H 26M
261. Home Movie (2008) 4/10
262. Cool Air (1999) 5/10
263. The Pit (1981) 6/10
264. The Boogeyman (1980) 4/10
265. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) 7/10
266. Demons Never Die (2011) 4/10
267. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) 4/10
268. Blood and Lace (1971) 6/10
269. Maximum Overdrive (1986) 5/10
270. Vamp (1986) 5/10

October 28 -- Time: 8H 27M
271. Vikaren (2007) 7/10
272. Dead Meat (2004) 4/10
273. Monster Man (2003) 6/10
274. Don't Open the Door! (1975) 4/10
275. Teenage Zombies (1959) 3/10

October 29 -- Time: 14H 44M
276. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) 5/10
277. Sole Survivor (1983) 6/10
278. Big Bad Wolf (2006) 6/10
279. The Prophecy (1995) 6/10
280. Turkey Shoot (1982) 6/10
281. Episode 50 (2011) 5/10
282. House of the Dead (2003) 3/10
283. Mega Piranha (2010) 3/10
284. Gothic (1986) 4/10
285. Murders in the Zoo (1933) 5/10

October 30 -- Time: 14H 47M
286. Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009) 3/10
287. Blue Sunshine (1978) 6/10
288. The Convent (2000) 7/10
289. Excision (2012) 6/10
290. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006) 1/10
291. Bad Ronald (1974) 6/10
292. The Brain Eaters (1958) 4/10
293. Midnight Movie (2008) 6/10
294. The Addiction (1995) 3/10
295. The Hunger (1983) 5/10
296. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (1959) 4/10

October 31 -- Time: 12H 28M
297. Criminally Insane (1975) 4/10
298. Raising Cain (1992) 5/10
299. The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) 6/10
300. Satan's Little Helper (2004) 6/10
301. Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo (1988) 4/10
302. Parents (1989) 6/10
303. Redneck Zombies (1989) 4/10
304. Demon Seed (1977) 5/10
305. The Baby (1973) 7/10

TOTAL= 305 films (304 new films, 1 rewatch) + 2 TV episodes

FINAL TOTAL= 306

TOTAL HOURS= 449.5
  • Goal reached
  • Checklist completed
  • Theme nights completed

Stats!
Spoiler:

Decades:
1920-1929 - 1
1930-1939 - 5
1940-1949 - 11
1950-1959 - 10
1960-1969 - 28
1970-1979 - 50
1980-1989 - 59
1990-1999 - 30
2000-2009 - 76
2010-2019 - 34

Average year: 1987 (overall average year is 1982, not a huge difference but I obviously lean towards modern horror)

Ratings:
1 - 1
2 - 1
3 - 9
4 - 60
5 - 89
6 - 95
7 - 35
8 - 13
9 - 1
10 - 0

Average rating: 5.4 (overall average rating is 5.6, overall average rating for horror is 5.4; nothing out of the ordinary here)


Top 10:
  1. Detention (2011)
  2. Rubber (2010)
  3. Waxwork (1988)
  4. Mum & Dad (2008)
  5. Taste of Fear (1961)
  6. Stake Land (2010)
  7. Deadgirl (2008)
  8. Dracula (1979)
  9. Nattevagten (1994)
  10. Scarecrows (1988)

HM's:
  • ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (1976)
  • 2LDK (2003)
  • American Gothic (1988)
  • Baghead (2008)
  • Blood Car (2007)
  • Bug (2006)
  • Burning Bright (2010)
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
  • Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
  • Chop (2011)
  • Daybreakers (2009)
  • Demonic Toys (1992)
  • Frankenhooker (1990)
  • Juan de los Muertos (2011)
  • La campana del infierno (1973)
  • Lo (2009)
  • Love Object (2003)
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
  • Rammbock: Berlin Undead (2010)
  • Saam gaang yi (2004)
  • Secuestrados (2010)
  • Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968)
  • Spiral (2007)
  • Suck (2009)
  • Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1989)
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
  • The 'Burbs (1989)
  • The Baby (1973)
  • The Convent (2000)
  • The Dead Next Door (1989)
  • The Girl Next Door (2007)
  • The Hamiltons (2006)
  • The Hidden (1987)
  • The Ruins (2008)
  • Tony (2009)
  • V/H/S (2012)
  • Vikaren (2007)
  • Wasting Away (2007)
  • White Dog (1982)

Also worth a look:
  • Black Water (2007)
  • Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973)
  • Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
  • Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)
  • Evil Ed (1995)
  • Excision (2012)
  • Faceless (1987)
  • Grace (2009)
  • Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
  • Les lèvres rouges (1971)
  • Midnight Movie (2008)
  • Monster Man (2003)
  • My Soul to Take (2010)
  • Parents (1989)
  • Satan's Little Helper (2004)
  • Seconds Apart (2011)
  • Sint (2010)
  • The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
  • The Dead Hate the Living! (2000)
  • The Divide (2011)
  • The Final (2010)
  • The Last House on the Left (2009)
  • The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)
  • The Mutilator (1985)
  • The Other (1972)
  • The Shrine (2010)
  • The Violent Kind (2010)
  • The Wolfman (2010)
  • Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
  • Versus (2000)


Bottom 10:
  1. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)
  2. Drive Thru (2007)
  3. Mega Piranha (2010)
  4. Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)
  5. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
  6. Teenage Zombies (1959)
  7. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
  8. Teenage Zombies (1959)
  9. The Addiction (1995)
  10. House of the Dead (2003)


Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
-X- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown - 100 Tears (2007)
-X- Caroline Munro - Faceless (1987)
-X- Danielle Harris - Hatchet II (2010)
-X- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- John Agar - Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
-X- Kane Hodder - Hatchet II (2010)
-X- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) - Faceless (1987)
-X- Max von Sydow - Needful Things (1993)
-X- Michelle Bauer - Terror Night (1987)
-X- Oliver Reed - Burnt Offerings (1976)

Watch a film composed by:
-X- Bernard Herrmann - Hangover Square (1945)
-X- Ennio Morricone - Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972)
-X- Pino Donaggio - Black Cat (Gatto nero) (1981)

Watch a film directed by:
-X- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza - La noche del terror ciego (1972)
-X- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
-X- George A. Romero - Survival of the Dead (2009)
-X- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu - Ju-on (2002)

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) - The Last House on the Left (2009)
-X- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) - Shark: Rosso nell'oceano (1984)
-X- Rick Baker - The Wolfman (2010)

Watch a film written by:
-X- Jimmy Sangster - Taste of Fear (1961)

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- 3-D Film - Bait (2012)
-X- Anthology Film - V/H/S (2012)
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972)
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
-X- Based on a Novel - The Ruins (2008)
-X- Cannibalism - Das deutsche Kettensägen Massaker (1990)
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Shark: Rosso nell'oceano (1984)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films - Street Trash (1987)
-X- Documentary - American Grindhouse (2010)
-X- Extraterrestrial - Altered (2006)
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Friday the 13th (1980) / Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) / Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
-X- Film and its Remake - And Soon the Darkness (1970) / And Soon the Darkness (2010)
-X- Found Footage - V/H/S (2012)
-X- Frankenstein - The Monster Squad (1987)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Entity (1982)
-X- Giallo - Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972)
-X- J-Horror - Ju-on (2002)
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Bait (2012)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? (1976)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Demonic Toys (1992)
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Body Bags (1993)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (1964)
-X- Mummy - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
-X- Nazi - Outpost (2008)
-X- Psychological - Spiral (2007)
-X- Rape / Revenge - The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- Takes Place in Space - Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween (2007)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Shark: Rosso nell'oceano (1984)
-X- Vampire - The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
-X- Werewolf - Waxwork (1988)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (1978)
-X- With Commentary - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- Zombie - The Walking Dead (1936)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (DVD), (The Comedy of Terrors (1963)).
-X- Second format, (Online), (El día de la bestia (1995)).
-X- Third format, (Bluray), (Daybreakers (2009)).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (English), (V/H/S (2012)).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (San daikaijû: Chikyû saidai no kessen (1964)).
-X- Third language, (Italian), (Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave (1972)).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
-X- 1920 - Der Student von Prag (1926)
-X- 1930 - The Walking Dead (1936)
-X- 1940 - Isle of the Dead (1945)
-X- 1950 - The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
-X- 1960 - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- 1970 - Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972)
-X- 1980 - Street Trash (1987)
-X- 1990 - Das deutsche Kettensägen Massaker (1990)
-X- 2000 - Ju-on (2002)
-X- 2010 - V/H/S (2012)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - The Raven (1963)
-X- PG - The 'Burbs (1989)
-X- PG-13 - The Gate (1987)
-X- R - V/H/S (2012)
-X- X / NC-17 - 100 Tears (2007)
-X- Unrated - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)


Theme Nights:
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Cessation City - Urban Horror - Street Trash (1987)
-X- 10/02: Peace, Love & Dismemberment - 1960's Horror Cinema - Strait-Jacket (1964)
-X- 10/03: The Doctor is In ...sane - Medical Horrors - Visiting Hours (1982)
-X- 10/04: Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Meta Horror Films - Rubber (2010)
-X- 10/05: Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Exploitation Horror - Don't Answer the Phone! (1980)
-X- 10/06: Movies That Mess With Your Head - "Exploding Head" Horror - Chopping Mall (1986)
-X- 10/07: Day of the Pissed Off Woman - Scream Queens - Halloween (2007)
-X- 10/08: The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Remakes Vs. Sequels - And Soon the Darkness (1970) / And Soon the Darkness (2010)
-X- 10/09: Dawn of the Decaying - Zombie Films - Survival of the Dead (2009)
-X- 10/10: Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - Rubber Suit Horror Films - The Monster Squad (1987)
-X- 10/11: Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Arthouse Horror Films - Begotten (1990)
-X- 10/12: When Metal Meets Flesh - Killer Robots / Evil Technology - Hardware (1990)
-X- 10/13: Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Teen Screams - Final Exam (1981)
-X- 10/14: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - Death Line (1973)
-X- 10/15: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - Frankenhooker (1990)
-X- 10/16: Die You Nazi Bastards! - Third Reich Terrors - Town Creek (2009)
-X- 10/17: Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Apartment Horror - Mulberry Street (2006)
-X- 10/18: Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - NetherHorror Vs. Norwegian Horror - Sint (2010)
-X- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Mother's Day (1980)
-X- 10/20: Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - Bela @ 130 & Bram @ 165 - The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
-X- 10/21: The Earth Died Screaming - Apocalyptic Horror - The Divide (2011)
-X- 10/22: The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone - Cinema Inspired By Richard Matheson - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
-X- 10/23: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Sun faa sau si (1998)
-X- 10/24: Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - Grave Robbing Horror - I Sell the Dead (2008)
-X- 10/25: It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Campground Tales - Grizzly (1976)
-X- 10/26: For God's Sake, Get Out! - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - The Gravedancers (2006)
-X- 10/27: Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea - Home Movie (2008)
-X- 10/28: On the Highway to Hell - Road Terrors - Monster Man (2003)
-X- 10/29: Lychanthrope Lunacy - Werewolves & Were-Creatures - Big Bad Wolf (2006)
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - The Convent (2000)
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Satan's Little Helper (2004)




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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

My personal goal this year is 62 films (so, an average of 2 films a day). I'm not sure I'll be able to get that many watched due to being incredibly busy thanks to starting Grad School. I plan on updating on a weekly basis.

Week 1:
1-Fall of the House of Usher [1928/Jean Epstein/63 min/France/Silent]
2-Wolf Blood: A Tale of the Woods [1925/George Chesebro & Bruce Mitchell/68 min/USA/Silent]
3-The Golem: How He Came Into This World [1920/Paul Wegener & Carl Boese/85 min/Germany/Silent]
4-Vargtimmen (Hour of the Wolf) [1968/Ingmar Bergman/87 mins/Sweden/Swedish]
5-Murderock - uccide a passo di danza (Murder Rock) [1984/Lucio Fulci/93 min/Italy/Dubbed English]
6-The Beyond [1981/Lucio Fulci/89 min/Italy/Dubbed English]
7-Killer Workout [1987/David A. Prior/85 min/USA/English]
8-Death Spa (Witch Bitch) [1989/Michael Fischa/88 mins/USA/English]
9-Halloween III: Season of the Witch [1982/Tommy Lee Wallace/96 mins/USA/English]
10-Mark of the Vampire [1935/Tod Browning/60 min/USA/English]
11-Sorority House Massacre [1986/Carol Frank/74 min/USA/English]
12-Sorority House Massacre 2 [1990/Jim Wynorski/77 min/USA/English]
13-Chopping Mall [1986/Jim Wynorski/77 min/USA/English]
14-The Initiation [1984/Larry Stewart/97 min/USA/English]
15-Gremlins [1984/Joe Dante/105 min/USA/English]
16-The Burning [1981/Tony Maylam/91 min/USA/English]
17-Cheerleader Camp (Bloody Pom Poms) [1988/John Quinn/89 min/USA/English]

Week 2:
18-The Cabin in the Woods [2012/Drew Goddard/95 min/USA/English]
19-Dracula [1931/Tod Browning/75 min/USA/English]
20-The Signal [2007/David Bruckner, Dan Bush & Jacob Gentry/103 min/USA/English]
21-The Shining [1980/Stanley Kubrick/144 min/USA/English]
22-Satan's Children [1975/Joe Wiezycki/87 min/USA/English]
23-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1931/Rouben Mamoulian/98 min/USA/English]
24-Creature from the Black Lagoon [1954/Jack Arnold/79 min/USA/English]
25-Phantom of the Opera [1943/Arthur Lubin/93 min/USA/English]
26-The Wolf Man [1941/George Waggner/70 min/USA/English]
27-Sleepaway Camp [1983/Robert Hiltzik/87 min/USA/English]

Week 3:
28-Don't Go in the House [1980/Joseph Ellison/82 min/USA/English]
29-Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter [1984/Joseph Zito/90 min/USA/English]
30-Horror of Dracula [1958/Terence Fisher/82 min/UK/English]
31-The Curse of Frankenstein [1957/Terence Fisher/83 min/UK/English]
32-The Mummy [1959/Terence Fisher/88 min/UK/English]
33-The Evil Dead [1982/Sam Raimi/85 min/USA/English]
34-Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn [1987/Sam Raimi/84 min/USA/English]
35-Army of Darkness [1993/Sam Raimi/81 min/USA/English]
36-Final Exam [1981/Jimmy Huston/89 min/USA/English]
37-An American Werewolf in London [1981/John Landis/97 min/USA/English]
38-Piranha [1978/Joe Dante/94 min/USA/English]
39-The War of the Gargantuas (American Edit) [1966/Ishirō Honda/92 mins/Japan/Dubbed English]
40-Godzilla vs Gigan (American Edit) [1972/Jun Fukuda/89 min/Japan/Dubbed English]

Week 4:
41-Silent Night, Deadly Night [1984/Charles E. Sellier, Jr./85 min/USA/English]
42-Silent Madness [1984/Simon Nuchtern/93 min/USA/English]
43-The Werewolf of Woodstock [1975/John Moffitt/60 min/USA/English]
44-Werewolf [1996/Tony Zarindast/99 min/USA/English]
45-The Black Cat [1934/Edgar G. Ulmer/65 min/USA/English]
46-Track of the Moon Beast [1976/Richard Ashe/81 min/USA/English]
47-The Killer Shrews [1959/Ray Kellogg/69 min/USA/English]
48-White Zombie [1932/Victor Halperin/67 min/USA/English]
49-The Unearthly [1957/Boris Petroff/73 min/USA/English]
50-Cat People [1982/Paul Schrader/118 min/USA/English]
51-Tenebre [1982/Dario Argento/101 min/Italy/Dubbed English]
52-The Invisible Man (1933/James Whale/71 min/USA/English]
53-Halloween (1978/John Carpenter/91 min/USA/English]

Checklist:
Spoiler:

Watch a film starring:
--- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown -
--- Caroline Munro -
--- Danielle Harris -
--- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre -
--- John Agar -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) -
--- Max von Sydow - Vargtimmen (Hour of the Wolf)
--- Michelle Bauer -
--- Oliver Reed -

Watch a film composed by:
--- Bernard Herrmann -
--- Ennio Morricone -
--- Pino Donaggio - Pirhana

Watch a film directed by:
--- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza -
--- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski -
--- George A. Romero -
--- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale - The Invisible Man
--- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) - Army of Darkness
--- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) - The Beyond
--- Rick Baker - An American Werewolf in London

Watch a film written by:
--- Jimmy Sangster - Horror of Dracula

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film - Creature from the Black Lagoon
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Golem: How He Came Into This World
--- Appears on Video Nasties List - Don't Go in the House
--- Based on a Novel - The Shining
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Track of the Moon Beast
--- Comedy / Spoof - Gremlins
--- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial -
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, Army of Darkness
--- Film and its Remake -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein - The Curse of Frankenstein
--- Ghost / Haunting - Death Spa (Witch Bitch)
--- Giallo - Tenebre
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal - Pirhana
--- Killer / Evil Child - Sleepaway Camp
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie - The Werewolf of Woodstock
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Godzilla vs Gigan
--- Mummy - The Mummy
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological - Sleepaway Camp
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Cheerleader Camp
--- Takes Place in Space -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Silent Night, Deadly Night
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Creature from the Black Lagoon
--- Vampire - Dracula
--- Werewolf - The Wolf Man
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Satan's Children
--- With Commentary -
--- Zombie - White Zombie

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (Blu-Ray), (Halloween III: Season of the Witch).
--- Second format, (Streaming), (Chopping Mall).
--- Third format, (DVR), (Mark of the Vampire).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (English), (Chopping Mall).
--- Second language, (Swedish), (Vargtimmen (Hour of the Wolf)).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
-X- 1920 - Fall of the House of Usher
-X- 1930 - Mark of the Vampire
-X- 1940 - Phantom of the Opera
-X- 1950 - Creature from the Black Lagoon
-X- 1960 - Vargtimmen (Hour of the Wolf)
-X- 1970 - Satan's Children
-X- 1980 - Murderock - uccide a passo di danza (Murder Rock)
-X- 1990 - Sorority House Massacre 2
-X- 2000 - The Signal
-X- 2010 - The Cabin in the Woods

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG - Gremlins
--- PG-13 -
--- R - An American Werewolf in London
--- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated - Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Personal goal: 100 flicks.

1. Carnival of Souls
2. Kuroneko
3. Blacula

Checklist:

[Spoiler]
Watch a film starring:
--- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown -
--- Caroline Munro -
--- Danielle Harris -
--- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre -
--- John Agar -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) -
--- Max von Sydow -
--- Michelle Bauer -
--- Oliver Reed -

Watch a film composed by:
--- Bernard Herrmann -
--- Ennio Morricone -
--- Pino Donaggio -

Watch a film directed by:
--- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza -
--- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski -
--- George A. Romero -
--- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale -
--- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) -
--- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) -
--- Rick Baker -

Watch a film written by:
--- Jimmy Sangster -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial -
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place in Space -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- Zombie -

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- 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 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Blacula
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

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

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL

31 Film Subset
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: clckworang - Blacula (1972)
--- 10/02: orlmac - The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
--- 10/03: Dimension X - The Dentist (1996)
--- 10/04: arw6040 - The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
--- 10/05: NoirFan - Count Yorga: Vampire (1970)
--- 10/06: Trevor - Touch of Death (1988)
--- 10/07: riotinmyskull - Return of the Living Dead (1985)
--- 10/08: DEEveeDEE3 - Mother's Day (2010)
--- 10/09: cwileyy - Deadgirl (2008)
--- 10/10: Screwadu - Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
--- 10/11: Mister Peepers - Dead of Night (1945)
--- 10/12: LJG765 - Class of 1999 (1990)
--- 10/13: indiephantom - Forget Me Not (2009)
--- 10/14: edwardnortonfan - Buried (2010)
--- 10/15: SterlingBen - Frankenhooker (1990)
--- 10/16: Viewaskewbian - Chillerama (2010)
--- 10/17: rbrown498 - Noroi: The Curse (2005)
--- 10/18: terrycloth - Saint Nick (2010)
--- 10/19: Bladz - Deep Red (1975)
--- 10/20: BobO'Link - White Zombie (1932)
--- 10/21: SethDLH - Stake Land (2010)
--- 10/22: shellebelle - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
--- 10/23: ororama - A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
--- 10/24: tarfrimmer - I Sell the Dead (2008)
--- 10/25: Darth Maher - Lake Mungo (2008)
--- 10/26: Chad - The Innkeepers (2011)
--- 10/27: Undeadcow - Fascination (1979)
--- 10/28: jmsmath - Rubber (2010)
--- 10/29: Darkgod - Night of the Werewolf (1981)
--- 10/30: J. Farley - The Pyx (1973)
--- 10/31: Gobear - Murder Party (2008)


Theme Nights
Spoiler:

1. Cessation City - Urban Horror: Blacula
2. Peace, Love & Dismemberment - 1960's Horror Cinema:
3. The Doctor is In ...sane - Medical Horrors:
4. Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Meta Horror Films:
5. Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Exploitation Horror:
6. Movies That Mess With Your Head - "Exploding Head" Horror:
7. Day of the Pissed Off Woman - Scream Queens:
8. The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Remakes Vs. Sequels:
9. Dawn of the Decaying - Zombie Films:
10. Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - Rubber Suit Horror Films:
11. Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Arthouse Horror Films:
12. When Metal Meets Flesh - Killer Robots / Evil Technology:
13. Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Teen Screams:
14. Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror:
15. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films:
16. Die You Nazi Bastards! - Third Reich Terrors:
17. Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Apartment Horror:
18. Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - NetherHorror Vs. Norwegian Horror
19. It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers:
20. Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - Bela @ 130 & Bram @ 165:
21. The Earth Died Screaming - Apocalyptic Horror:
22. The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone:
23. The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors!:
24. Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - Grave Robbing Horror:
25. It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Campground Tales:
26. For God's Sake, Get Out! - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost:
27. (Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea) Fascination (1979) - Undeadcow NWI
28. On the Highway to Hell - Road Terrors:
29. Lychanthrope Lunacy - Werewolves & Were-Creatures:
30. The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic:
31. All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related:

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

The 8th Annual

"October Horror Movie Challenge"

October 1st - 31st, 2012
Challenge Goal: 100 Movies. 31 Days.
My Goal: Have Fun

Orange = First Time Veiwings



2012-10-01
001. Grizzly 2: The Predator (1987) ***
YouTube
002. Claws (1977) **
YouTube
003. The Brotherhood Of Satan (1971) ***
Fearnet On Demand
004. Killer Pad (2008) *
Fearnet On Demand
2012-10-02
005. The Messengers (2007) ****
YouTube
006. Messengers 2 The Scarecrow (2009) ***
YouTube
007. Trail Of The Screaming Forehead (2007) *****
Fearnet On Demand
2012-10-03
xxx. Presidential Debate (2012) **
MSNBC / CNN / Fox News
2012-10-04
008. The Rig (2010) *
The Movie Channel On Demand
009. The Shadow Of The Cat (1961) *****
YouTube
010. Shuttle (2008) ***
The Movie Channel On Demand
2012-10-05
011. Frankenstein General Hospital (1988) ***
Illegal Download
012. Final Exam (1981) **
YouTube
013. Seytan (1974) ***
YouTube
014. Dead Tone (2007) *
Starz On Demand
015. Ghosts Of Goldfield (2007) *
The Movie Channel On Demand
2012-10-06
017. Willard (2003) ****
Starz On Demand
018. Cameron's Closet (1988) *
Fearnet On Demand
019. Wreckage (2010) *
The Movie Channel On Demand
019 & 1/2. Haven "The Farmer" (2012) *****
Syfy On Demand
020. Dexter "Those Kinds Of Things" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
2012-10-07
021. The Hole (2001) ****
The Movie Channel On Demand
2012-10-08
022. Blood Of The Zombie (1961) ***
YouTube
023. The Blancheville Monster (1963) **
Retrovision
024. Killer Tomatoes Eat France! (1992) *
Fox Movie Channel On Demand
2012-10-09
025. Mother's Day (2010) ***
Showtime On Demand
026. Cloverfield (2008) *****
Hit Movies On Demand
027. Trick 'r Treat (2007) *****
Hit Movies On Demand
2012-10-10
Took a break from the challenge and started a Homeland on Demand Marathon.
xxx. Homeland "Pilot" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "Grace" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "Clean Skin" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "Semper I" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
2012-10-11
More of the Homeland on Demand Marathon.
xxx. Homeland "Blind Spot" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "The Good Soldier" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Vice Presidential Debate (2012) ****
MSNBC
2012-10-12
More of the Homeland on Demand Marathon.
xxx. Homeland "The Weekend" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "Achilles Heel" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "Crossfire" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "Representative Brody" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "The Vest" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
027 & 1/2. Haven "Over My Head" (2012) *****
Syfy
2012-10-13
028 & 1/2. Dark Fields (2011) *
The Movie Channel On Demand
Finished the Homeland on Demand Marathon.
xxx. Homeland "Marine One" (2011) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "The Smile" (2012) *****
Showtime On Demand
xxx. Homeland "Beirut Is Back" (2012) *****
Showtime On Demand
029 & 1/2. Apollo 18 (2011) *****
Showtime
2012-10-14
030 & 1/2. Invasion Of The Animal People (1962) *
Terror In The Midnight Sun / Invasion Of The Animal People DVD
031 & 1/2. Passion In The Sun (1964) *
Godmonster Of Indian Flats DVD
032 & 1/2. Day Of The Nightmare (1965) ***
Day Of The Nightmare Plus Scream Of The Butterfly DVD
033 & 1/2. The Loving Touch (1970) ****
The Psycho Lover And Heat Of Madness DVD
More Homeland.
xxx. Homeland "State Of Independence" (2012) *****
Showtime
034. Dexter "Buck The System" (2012) *****
Showtime
2012-10-15
035. The Unknown (1927) *****
TCM
036. Casper (1995) ****
Starz On Demand
2012-10-16
xxx. Presidential Debate (2012) *****
MSNBC
2012-10-17
037. Ju-on (2002) **
Sundance Channel On Demand
2012-10-18
038. Enough Short Films To Equal One Entry
21m. The Haunted House (1921) ****
Internet Archive Download (21 Mins)
39m. Play Dead (2011) ****
Short Of The Week (18 mins)
60m. Alice Jacobs Is Dead (2009) ****
Short Of The Week (21 mins)
90m. Chick'n-Head (2011) ***
YouTube (30 mins)
039. The Grudge 2 (2006) **
Fearnet On Demand
040. The Grudge 3 (2009) **
Fearnet On Demand
041. Spliced (2002) ****
Vutopia On Demand
2012-10-19
042. The Soul Of A Monster (1944) ****
Fearnet On Demand
043. Soul Survivors (2001) *****
Fearnet On Demand
044. Home Movie (2008) ***
Fearnet On Demand
044 & 1/2. Haven "Double Jeopardy" (2012) *****
Syfy
045 & 1/2. Nine Dead (2010) ***
Chiller
2012-10-20
046 & 1/2. Hell's Highway (2002) ****
YouTube
047 & 1/2. Edges Of Darkness (2008) ***
Hulu
048 & 1/2. The Innkeepers (2011) *****
Showtime Beyond
049 & 1/2. Saturday Night Live "Bruno Mars" (2012) *****
WCMH-4 NBC
2012-10-21
050 & 1/2. Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead (2007) *****
YouTube
051 & 1/2. The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog (1927) *****
YouTube
052 & 1/2. Autopsy - A Love Story (2003) ***
YouTube
053 & 1/2. American Scary (2006) *****
YouTube
2012-10-22
More Homeland.
xxx. Homeland "New Car Smell" (2012) *****
Showtime
xxx. Presidential Debate (2012) *****
MSNBC
2012-10-23
054 & 1/2. The Navy Vs. The Night Monsters (1966) ***
Late Night With Uncle Fright Via Horror Host Graveyard
055 & 1/2. Decadent Evil (2005) ***
Vutopia On Demand
056 & 1/2. Vampire Journals (1996) ***
Vutopia On Demand
057 & 1/2. The Girl (2012) *****
HBO On Demand
2012-10-24
058 & 3/4. The Middle "Halloween III: The Driving" (2012) ****
WEWS-5 ABC
2012-10-25
059. Up All Night "Ma'am'd" (2012) ****
WCMH-4 NBC
059 & 1/4. The Office "Here Comes Treble" (2012) ***
WCMH-4 NBC
059 & 1/2. Parks And Recreation "Halloween Surprise" (2012) *****
WCMH-4 NBC
2012-10-26
060 & 1/2. The Man And The Monster (1958) ***
Commander USA's Groovie Movies Via Horror Host Graveyard
061 & 1/2. Simon, King Of The Witches (1970) ****
Commander USA's Groovie Movies Via Horror Host Graveyard
062. Mockingbird Lane (2012) ****
WCMH-4 NBC
062 & 1/2. Haven "Real Estate" (2012) *****
Syfy
2012-10-27
063 & 1/2. Fright Night (2011) **
Showtime On Demand
064 & 1/2. Girl Vs. Monster (2012) ***
The Disney Channel
2012-10-28
065 & 1/2. The Hideous Sun Demon (1959) ***
The Angry Brothers Omaha Shock O Rama Via Horror Host Graveyard
066. Dexter "Swim Deep" (2012) *****
Showtime
More Homeland.
xxx. Homeland "Q&A" (2012) *****
Showtime
2012-10-29
067. Shocker (1989) **
Encore Suspense
068. The Night Of The Werewolf (1981) ***
YouTube
069. Rest Stop (2006) ***
The Movie Channel Xtra
070. Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008) **
The Movie Channel Xtra
2012-10-30
071. Horrible Horror Hosted By Zacherley (1986) *****
Horror Host Graveyard
072. Zontar The Thing From Venus (1966) **
Schlocky Horror Picture Show Via Horror Host Graveyard
073. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) ***
Fearnet On Demand
074. Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007) ***
Fearnet On Demand
2012-10-31
075. Virus (1980) *****
The Dark Vault Of Public Domain Via Horror Host Graveyard
076. Friday The 13th: A Nude Beginning (1987) **
Friday The 13th: A Nude Beginning DVD
077. PornoGothic (1998) ***
PornoGothic DVD
078. Hellraiser Inferno (2000) **
Flix
079. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) ***
Starz Edge
080. Children Of The Living Dead (2001) ***
Encore Suspense


Total = 80
First Time Views = 80


10 Best
American Scary (2006)
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead (2007)
The Innkeepers (2011)
Trail Of The Screaming Forehead (2007)
The Girl (2012)
The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog (1927)
Apollo 18 (2011)
Cloverfield (2008)
Horrible Horror (1986)

5 Worst
Dark Fields (2011)
Killer Tomatoes Eat France! (1992)
Killer Pad (2008)
The Rig (2010)
Dead Tone (2007)



My 2010 Lists - (B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Criterion/Horror/Holiday)
My 2011 Lists - (TV On DVD/Academy Award/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
My 2012 Lists - (TV On DVD/Leap Day/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Criterion/Horror)

Past Horror Challenge Totals: 2010 = 184 / 2011 = 156

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This year I am honoring the Universal Horror film - all Universal Horror, all month:



a)The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
b)The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
c)The Cat and the Canary (1927)
d)The Man Who Laughs (1928)



1 Dracula (1931)
2 Drácula (193I Spanish)
3 Dracula's Daughter (1936)
4 Son of Dracula (1943)
6 House of Frankenstein (1944)
7 House of Dracula (1945)
8 Frankenstein (1931)
9 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
10 Son of Frankenstein (1939)
11 The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
12 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
13 House of Frankenstein (1944)
14 House of Dracula (1945)
15 The Mummy (1932)
16 The Mummy's Hand (1940)
17 The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
18 The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
19 The Mummy's Curse (1944)
20 The Invisible Man (1933)
21 The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
22 The Invisible Woman (1940) watched on Svenghoulie
23 Invisible Agent (1942)
24 The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
25 Werewolf of London (1935) watched on Svenghoulie
26 The Wolf Man (1941)
27 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
28 House of Frankenstein (1944)
29 House of Dracula (1945)
30 She-Wolf of London (1946)
31 Captive Wild Woman (1943)
32 Jungle Woman (1944)
33 The Jungle Captive (1945)

KARLOFF AND LUGOSI:
34 The Old Dark House (1932) watched on Youtube
35 Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
36 The Black Cat (1934)
37 The Raven (1935)
38 The Invisible Ray (1936)
39 Night Key (1937)
40 Tower of London (1939)
41 Black Friday (1940)
42 The Black Cat (1941)
43 The Climax (1944)



44 Secret of the Blue Room (1933) watched on Youtube

45 Man Made Monster (1941)
46 The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)
47 Night Monster (1942)
48 The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)
49 The Mad Ghoul (1943)
50 Phantom of the Opera (1943)



INNER SANCTUM MYSTERIES:
51 Calling Dr. Death (1943)
52 Weird Woman (1944)
53 Dead Man's Eyes (1944)
54 The Frozen Ghost (1945)
55 Strange Confession (1945)
56 Pillow of Death (1945)



57 House of Horrors (1946)
58 The Brute Man (1946)



59 Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)




60 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

61 Revenge of the Creature (1955)
62 Tarantula (1955)
63 This Island Earth (1955) watched on Svenghoulie - loved it!
64 The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) watched on Svenghoulie
65 The Mole People (1956)
66 The Deadly Mantis (1957)
67 The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
68 The Leech Woman (1960)

69 Psycho (1960)

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The Goal:

To watch at least 101 movies.


The Legend:

Code:
First Time Watch=*
Blu-Ray Disc=BD
Digital Versatile Disc=DVD
Television=TV

The List:

Spoiler:
October 1:

1. House Of The Devil * BD
2. Scream 3 * DVD
3. Pet Sematary * DVD


October 3:

4. Mad Monster Party * BD


October 4:

5. VHS * TV

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Ash Ketchum's 2nd Annual Horror Challenge



Oct. 1, 2012
1. DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1969/UK, 92 min., color, vampire/Hammer-WB) DVD
Dir.: Freddie Francis. Star: Christopher Lee.
In a German mountain town, a student’s voluptuous blond girlfriend becomes Dracula’s latest conquest. 3rd Dracula film with Lee in the role. Atmospheric direction but the script is strictly by-the-numbers. Despite the blood, this was given a "G" rating in the U.S.

Oct. 2, 2012
2. VAMPIRE HUNTER D (1985/Japan, 80 min., color, anime vampire horror) VHS (dubbed in English)
Dir.: Toyoo Ashida.
In the far future a 10,000-year-old vampire attempts to take a human bride, but a Vampire Hunter who happens to be half-vampire intervenes. Simple story but stylishly directed and full of imaginative action and gore.


3. FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969/UK, 101 min., color, horror/Hammer-WB) DVD
Dir.: Terence Fisher. Star: Peter Cushing.
One of the better, more suspenseful entries in the Hammer Frankenstein series as the bad doctor successfully undertakes the very first brain transplant, all in the aim of “progress,” although he engages in the most sociopathic behavior he’s ever displayed on screen in order to achieve it. The surgery scene is pretty gruesome. Originally rated “M.”

October 6, 2012
4. VAMPIRE HUNTER D BLOODLUST (2000/Japan, 102 min., color, anime vampire horror) DVD (dubbed in English) Dir.: Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
Stylish and imaginative animated thriller with a romantic subtext, but lacks the heart it needed to make these characters work on an emotional level.

5. 28 DAYS LATER (2002/UK, 113 min., color, plague horror/Fox Searchlight) DVD
Dir.: Danny Boyle. Star: Cillian Murphy.
Suspenseful apocalyptic virus-themed survival thriller, but it gets really contrived toward the end, turning it into just another B-sci-fi thriller.

October 7, 2012
6. BABA YAGA (1973/Italy, 91 min., color, occult horror) VHS (dubbed in English)
Dir.: Corrado Farina. Star: Carroll Baker.
Oddball Italian occult drama about a female fashion photographer who comes under the sway of a mysterious older woman who turns out to be a witch. Despite several kinky touches, this is slow and talky and not a heck of a lot happens. Based on an Italian comic strip.

7. EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC (1977/U.S., 118 min., color, supernatural horror/Warner Bros.) VHS.
Dir.: John Boorman. Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair.
The demon from the first film gets a name and some global reach in this unusual sequel that can get silly at times but never fails to keep me emotionally involved in a way that the first film never did. Music by Ennio Morricone.

October 8, 2012
8. IT’S ALIVE (1974/U.S., 91 min., color, horror/Warner Bros.) DVD
Dir.: Larry Cohen. Star: John Ryan
Mom gives birth to killer baby which then cuts a swath across L.A. There’s no suspense because no one acts with any urgency about it. Both of the parents behave like they’re crazy, so it’s hard to feel sympathy for anybody except the poor monster baby. Music by Bernard Herrmann.  

October 11, 2012
9. HORROR HOTEL (1960/U.K., 76 min., b&w, horror) Beta SP
Dir.: John Moxey. Star: Christopher Lee.
A female student researching witchcraft makes a fateful visit to a New England town run by a witch coven. Suspenseful and atmospheric but suffers from a hasty, contrived ending. Filmed in England.  

October 12, 2012
10. HORROR EXPRESS (1972/Spain-U.K., 88 min., color, horror-sci-fi) Beta SP
Dir.: Eugenio Martin. Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing.
An alien entity possesses various people aboard the Trans-Siberian Express and only Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing can combat it. Great to see these two in proactive heroic team-up mode. Nicely shot and acted. A good one. 

October 13, 2012
11. THE LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES (1974/Hong Kong-U.K., 83 min., color, Kung fu-horror/Hammer-Shaw Bros.) VHS (in English)
Dir.: Roy Ward Baker. Stars: Peter Cushing, David Chiang.
Hammer horror meets Shaw Bros. kung fu. Cushing reprises his Van Helsing role on a trip to China in 1904 to root out the vampires of the title. Weak on the vampire lore, but strong on the kung fu. Filmed in Hong Kong.



12. KURONEKO (1968/Japan, 99 min., b&w, ghost horror) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Kaneto Shindo.
A samurai’s wife and mother are raped and murdered by a band of roaming samurai and they become ghosts in order to wreak vengeance. Then the samurai comes back and confronts them. Very stylized and beautifully designed and photographed in black-and-white.

13. DRACULA, PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1965/UK, 90 min., color, vampire horror/Hammer) VHS Dir.: Terence Fisher. Star: Christopher Lee.
Four English tourists to the Carpathian mountains are targeted as prey, but two wind up fighting back. Lee’s Dracula never utters a line in this one. A direct follow-up to HORROR OF DRACULA, but not nearly as good.

October 14, 2012
14. ONIBABA (1964/Japan, 102 min., b&w, period drama with horror elements) DVD (in Japanese with English subtitles)
Dir.: Kaneto Shindo.
A woman and her daughter-in-law waylay and murder wandering samurai and steal their armor and weapons in order to eat. A samurai’s demon mask becomes both a useful and deadly tool. Starkly beautiful drama with way more sex and nudity than I’ve ever seen in a Japanese film from the 1960s.

October 20, 2012
15. MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932/U.S., 61 min., b&w, horror/Universal) VHS
Dir.: Robert Florey. Star: Bela Lugosi.
Lugosi as a madman trying to mix ape blood with human blood—for no discernible purpose. Bizarre premise, but beautifully atmospheric sets. First-time viewing for Lugosi’s 130th birthday.

16. THE OCCUPANT (1984/Hong Kong, 91 min., color, comedy-horror) DVD (in Cantonese with English subs.)
Dir.: Ronny Yu. Stars: Sally Yeh, Chow Yun-Fat.
Mixture of comedy, romance, and ghost lore as only Hong Kong can do it. Sally Yeh plays a Canadian graduate student visiting HK to do her thesis on Chinese superstition and gets more than she bargained for when she rents a haunted apartment. Chow Yun-Fat plays a sympathetic cop. The two would be reunited in John Woo’s THE KILLER five years later. Early film by the director of BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR.

17. ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933/U.S., 70 min., b&w, horror/Paramount) VHS
Dir.: Erle C. Kenton. Stars: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Bela Lugosi.
A masterpiece. The makeup jobs on the man-beasts are incredible. Very suspenseful and very dark and brutal, as only a pre-Code film could be. Charles Laughton gives one of his most striking performances as the sociopathic Dr. Moreau.


18. THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933/U.S., 71 min., b&w, sci-fi-horror/Universal) VHS
Dir.: James Whale. Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart.
Another masterpiece. The special effects are as spectacular today as they were when I was a kid first seeing this on TV. Rains conveys the madness of the character entirely by voice and body movements since we don’t see his face.

October 21, 2012
19. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956/U.S., 80 min., b&w, sci-fi-horror/Allied Artists) DVD
Dir.: Don Siegel. Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter.
Incredibly suspenseful thriller about pods from outer space that take over the residents of Santa Mira, with one man mightily resisting. An absolute classic and one of the best American sci-fi films of all time.  

20. MAD LOVE (1935/U.S., 70 min., b&w, horror, MGM) VHS
Dir.: Karl Freund. Stars: Peter Lorre, Colin Clive.
Peter Lorre and Colin Clive in one movie?! That’s just way too intense. Each of them has a plotline requiring their own movie. Clive plays a pianist who gets the hands of a murderer grafted on, while Lorre, the surgeon, is obsessed with Clive’s wife and even has a full-size wax dummy of her in his Paris apartment. The two plots don’t mesh well. Still, it’s an utterly insane and unforgettable movie.

October 23, 2012
21. THE DARK EYES OF LONDON (aka, THE HUMAN MONSTER, 1939/U.K., 76 min., b&w, horror-crime) Beta SP
Dir.: Walter Summers. Star: Bela Lugosi.
Lugosi plays an insurance broker who uses a home for the blind to cover up a series of murders of his clients, all part of a scam to get their insurance money. Sounds like a pretty poor business plan, if you ask me. The horror comes from a monstrous blind ape-like killer named Jake, who commits some of the murders.

22. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1932/U.S., 96 min., b&w, sci-fi drama/Paramount) VHS
Dir.: Rouben Mamoulian. Star: Fredric March.
First time a star of a horror movie has won the Best Actor Academy Award (and only time unless you count SILENCE OF THE LAMBS as a horror film). March is magnificent. And the makeup effects were way ahead of their time. A pre-Code masterpiece.


October 27, 2012
23. FREAKS (1932/U.S., 64 min., b&w, drama/MGM) VHS
Dir.: Tod Browning. Star: Olga Baclanova.
One of the most bizarre movies to come out of the Golden Age of Hollywood, doubly surprising that it came out of MGM. It has a lot of humor in it, though, which tends to have gotten overshadowed by its horrific ending.

October 28, 2012
24. HUMAN LANTERNS (1982/Hong Kong, 91 min., color, kung fu horror/Shaw Bros.) R3 DVD (in Mandarin with English subtitles)
Dir.: Sun Chung. Stars: Chen Kuan Tai, Lo Lieh.
Gruesome period film with Lo Lieh as a crazed kung fu master who, fueled by a desire for vengeance against the nobleman who defeated him years earlier, abducts beautiful women and uses their skin to make lanterns. The plot never made sense to me.

25. THE GHOST BREAKERS (1940/U.S., 85 min., b&w, horror comedy/Paramount) DVD
Dir.: George Marshall. Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard.
Arguably the first true horror comedy. In fact, despite the number of funny lines delivered by Hope and his black sidekick, Willie Best, the film is dominated by its horror elements, including ghosts, a zombie, and an old dark castle in Cuba.

October 29, 2012
26. VAMPIRE PRINCESS MIYU (1997/Japan, color, anime occult horror TV series) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Toshiki Hirano.
#1: The Fang Knows
#2: At the Next Station
#3: The Forest Calls
#4: Reiha Has Come
Powerful mix of horror and poetry as only Japanese animators can do it. Miyu uses ancient methods to root out “shinmas” (cast-out demon gods) from the human world. Beautiful score by Kenji Kawai.

October 30, 2012
27. THE MUMMY (1959/UK, 88 min., color, horror/Hammer Studios) VHS Dir.: Terence Fisher. Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee.
Pretty good remake of the Karloff MUMMY from 1932. Lee is actually quite expressive under those bandages. The one Egyptian voice decrying the desecration of the tombs is quite eloquent, while the Brits are shown to be arrogant, condescending and bigoted, giving this an interesting political angle at a time when the anti-colonial spirit was breaking up the British Empire.

28a. VAMPIRE WARS (1990/Japan, 50 min, color, anime horror thriller) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Kazuhisa Takenouchi.
Made-for-video action thriller with extraterrestrial vampires at war with the CIA with a former terrorist from Japan caught in the middle trying to protect a pop singer with vampire blood from both sides. Far-fetched but filled with nonstop action, gunplay and bloodshed. The fourth anime title beginning with "Vampire" that I've seen for this challenge.

28b. TOKYO REVELATION (1994/Japan, 55 min., color, anime occult thriller) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Osamu Yamasaki.
Made-for-video thriller of demons using high school teens in their war against humans and their “spiritual ninja” protectors. Lots of action and nudity. Very stylishly directed.

October 31, 2012
29. THE MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932/U.S. 68 min., b&w, horror/sci-fi adventure/MGM) VHS. Dir.: Charles Brabin. Star: Boris Karloff.
Deliciously insane racial adventure with the Brits opposing the “yellow peril” posed by Fu Manchu who seeks the sword and mask of Genghis Khan in order to lead the Asian races in a worldwide rampage against the whites. Karloff at his best as Fu Manchu.

30. THE SHUTTERED ROOM (1967/UK, 99 min., color, horror thriller/WB) VHS
Dir.: David Greene. Stars: Gig Young, Carol Lynley.
Isolated New England island with inbred population gets visit from a woman who lived there as a child, accompanied by her “city slicker” husband, only to be confronted by the mystery that plagued her years there as a child. Based on Lovecraft. Weak ending, but I found it interesting up to that point.

31. NINJA SCROLL (1993/Japan, 94 min., color, anime supernatural ninja adventure) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
(Wild Card) No listing I can find labels this as horror, but it sure has enough horror elements in it to make it suitable for this challenge, thanks to the 8 Devils of Kimon, who include a rock monster who pulls arms off of opposing ninjas and drinks their blood and a snake woman who slides around a pool seductively and sheds her skin to elude capture and a hunchback whose hunch houses a nest of hornets. Then there’s the poison-emitting heroine who can’t touch the man she loves for fear of killing him. So I include this as a wild card.

Personal Checklist
Spoiler:

Decades:
1930s: 8
1940s: 1
1950s: 2
1960s: 7
1970s: 5
1980s: 3
1990s: 4
2000s: 2

Countries
USA: 11
UK: 10
Japan: 8
Hong Kong: 3
Italy: 1
Spain: 1

Anime: 6

Stars:
Boris Karloff: 1
Bela Lugosi: 3
Christopher Lee: 5
Peter Cushing: 4
Peter Lorre: 1

First-time viewings: 10 

VHS: 17
DVD: 12
Beta SP: 3


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The October 2012 "What's blood for, if not for shedding?" Horror Challenge



October 1st
1. Candyman (1992) DVD
2. The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Season 2.1 Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) DVD[/COLOR]
The Vampire Diaries: Brave New World, Season 2.2 BD
3. Witchery (1988) DVD

October 2nd
4. 13 Ghosts (1960) DVD
5. The Soul of a Monster (1944) HD TV
6. The Witch's Mirror (1962) DVD
7. The City of the Dead (1960) DVD

October 3rd
8. Re-Animator (1985) BD
9. Hocus Pocus (1993) DVD
10. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) HD TV
11. The Vampire Diaries: Bad Moon Rising, Season 2.3 BD
Tales from the Crypt: Mournin' Mess, Season 3.10 DVD
Tales from the Crypt: Split Second, Season 3.11 DVD
12. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) BD
13. Sorority House Massacre (1986) DVD

October 4th
14. Waxwork (1988) DVD
15. Dolls (1987) HD TV
16. Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) HD TV
17. Apartment 143 (2011) BD
18. Shaun of the Dead (2004) BD

October 5th
19. True Blood: She's Not There, Season 4.1 BD
The Vampire Diaries: Memory Lane, Season 2.4 BD
20. The Devil's Rejects (2005) BD
21. Curse of the Demon (1957) HD TV

October 6th
22. I Married a Witch (1942) HD TV
23. Orphan (2009) BD
24. Chopping Mall (1986) DVD

October 7th
25. The Vampire Diaries: Kill or Be Killed, Season 2.5 BD
The Vampire Diaries: Plan B, Season 2.6 BD
26. Psycho (1960) HD TV
27. Sorority House Massacre II (1990) DVD

October 8th
28. The Convent (2000) DVD
29. Slumber Party Massacre III (1990) DVD

October 9th
30. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) DVD
31. True Blood: You Smell Like Dinner, Season 4.2 BD
The Vampire Diaries: Masquerade, Season 2.7 BD
32. Dance of the Dead (2008) DVD
33. Dead & Breakfast (2004) DVD

October 10th
34. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) BD
35. True Blood: If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?, Season 4.3 BD
Tales from the Crypt: Deadline, Season 3.12 DVD
Tales from the Crypt: Spoiled, Season 3.13 DVD
36. Frankenweenie (2012) 3D Theater
37. Evil Ed (1995) DVD ☼ Ehhh...
38. Pet Sematary (1989) BD

October 11th
39. Charmed: All Halliwell's Eve, Season 3.4 DVD
The Vampire Diaries: Rose, Season 2.8 BD
40. The Curse of the Cat People (1944) DVD
41. Dead of Night (1945) HD TV
42. The Haunting (1963) HD TV
43. Scalps (1983) DVD
44. The Uninvited (1944) HD TV

October 12th
45. True Blood: I'm Alive and on Fire, Season 4.4 BD
Halloween Tricked Out HD TV
46. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) BD
47. Christine (1983) HD TV

October 13th
48. The Vampire Diaries: Katerina, Season 2.9 BD
Supernatural: It's the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester, Season 4.7 BD
49. Final Destination (2000) BD
50. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) DVD
51. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) DVD

October 14th
52. Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012) HD TV
53. The Boogens (1981) BD
54. Cameron's Closet (1988) DVD

October 15th
55. Brain Damage (1988) DVD
56. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) BD

October 16th
57. True Blood: Me and the Devil, Season 4.5 BD
Dead Like Me: Haunted, Episode 2.15 DVD
58. Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009) - DVD
59. Dead Snow (2009) BD

October 17th
60. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) HD TV
61. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Fear Itself, Season 4.4 DVD
Tales from the Crypt: Yellow, Season 3.14 DVD
62. Sinister (2012) Theater
63. Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway (1993)
64. The Insane (2006) ☼ YT *Wildcard #1
65. Carnival of Souls (1962) DVD

October 18th
66. American Horror Story: Asylum: Welcome to Briarcliff, Season 2.1 HD TV
The Vampire Diaries: The Sacrifice, Season 2.10 BD
67. Cold Prey (2006) DVD
68. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) HD TV
69. The Worst Witch (1986) DVD
70. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) BD

October 19th
71. A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) BD
72. Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up DVD
73. The Funhouse (1981) BD

October 20th
74. Frozen (2010) HD TV
75. Dead Silence (2007) DVD
76. Dracula (1931) BD

October 21st
77. True Blood: I Wish I Was the Moon, Season 4.6 BD
Ghost Hunters: French Quarter Massacre, Season 8.15 HD TV
78. The Signal (2007) BD
79. The Plague of the Zombies (1966) DVD

October 22nd
80. American Horror House (2012) HD TV
81. Trilogy of Terror (1975) DVD
82. Carnival of Sinners (1943) HD TV

October 23rd
83. Dark Water (2002) DVD
84. Halloween Fright House: Secrets Revealed (2010) HD TV *Wildcard #2
85. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) BD

October 24th
86. Phantasm (1979) DVD
87. The Vampire Diaries: By the Light of the Moon, Season 2.11 BD
True Blood: Cold Grey Light of Dawn, Season 4.7 BD
88. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Theater ☼ Ehhh...
89. Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007) DVD ☼ Ehhh...
90. Frankenstein (1931) BD

October 25th
91. American Horror Story: Asylum: Tricks and Treats, Season 2.2 HD TV
Angel: Life of the Party, Season 5.5 DVD
92. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) DVD
93. The Tell-Tale Heart (1941) HD TV *Wildcard #3
94. Twins of Evil (1971) BD
95. Pinocchio's Revenge (1996) DVD
96. Terror Train (1980) BD

October 26th
97. Paranormal Witness: Fox Hollow Farm, Season 2.8 HD TV
The Vampire Diaries: The Descent, Season 2.12 BD
98. This House Possessed (1981) It's a joke, your sensitivity!
99. The Raven (1963) HD TV ☼ WTF?
100. Village of the Damned (1960) DVD

October 27th
101. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) HD TV
102. Silent Hill (2006) BD
103. Macabre (1958) HD TV

October 28th
104. Rest Stop (2006) DVD
105. The Wraith (1986) DVD
106. Mirror Mirror (1990) DVD ☼ Ehhh...

October 29th
107. The Wolf Man (1941) BD
108. The Vampire Diaries: Daddy Issues, Season 2.13 BD
True Blood: Spellbound, Season 4.8 BD
109. Children of the Damned (1964) DVD

October 30th
110. Trick or Treat (1986)
111. Brainscan (1994)
112. Tales from the Crypt: Only Skin Deep, Season 6.2 DVD *Wildcard #4

October 31st
113. Trick 'r Treat (2007) BD
114. Freaks (1932) HD TV
115. Halloween (1978) BD
116. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012) 3D Theater
117. Night of the Demons 2 (1994) DVD
118. Cut (2000) DVD


Theme Nights
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: Cessation City - Urban Horror - Candyman (1992)
--- 10/02: Peace, Love & Dismemberment - 1960's Horror Cinema - 13 Ghosts (1960), The Witch's Mirror (1962), The City of the Dead (1960)
--- 10/03: The Doctor is In ...sane - Medical Horrors - Re-Animator (1985), The Evil of Frankenstein (1964), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
--- 10/04: Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Meta Horror Films - Waxwork (1988), Shaun of the Dead (2004)
--- 10/05: Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Exploitation Horror - The Devil's Rejects (2005)
--- 10/06: Movies That Mess With Your Head - "Exploding Head" Horror - Chopping Mall (1986)
--- 10/07: Day of the Pissed Off Woman - Scream Queens - Psycho (1960), Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
--- 10/08: The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Remakes Vs. Sequels - Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)
--- 10/09: Dawn of the Decaying - Zombie Films - I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Dance of the Dead (2008), Dead & Breakfast (2004)
--- 10/10: Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - Rubber Suit Horror Films - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
--- 10/11: Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Arthouse Horror Films - The Curse of the Cat People (1944), Dead of Night (1945)
--- 10/12: When Metal Meets Flesh - Killer Robots / Evil Technology - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Christine (1983)
--- 10/13: Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Teen Screams - Final Destination (2000), The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
--- 10/14: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012), The Boogens (1981)
--- 10/15: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
--- 10/16: Die You Nazi Bastards! - Third Reich Terrors - Dead Snow (2009)
--- 10/17: Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Apartment Horror - Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway (1993), Carnival of Souls (1962)
--- 10/18: Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - NetherHorror Vs. Norwegian Horror - Cold Prey (2006)
--- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989), Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up, The Funhouse (1981)
--- 10/20: Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - Bela @ 130 & Bram @ 165 - Dracula (1931)
--- 10/21: The Earth Died Screaming - Apocalyptic Horror - The Signal (2007)
--- 10/22: The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone - Cinema Inspired By Richard Matheson - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
--- 10/23: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Dark Water (2002)
--- 10/24: Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - Grave Robbing Horror - Phantasm (1979), Frankenstein (1931)
--- 10/25: It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Campground Tales - Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
--- 10/26: For God's Sake, Get Out! - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - This House Possessed (1981)
--- 10/27: Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea - Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994), Silent Hill, Macabre (1958) (2006)
--- 10/28: On the Highway to Hell - Road Terrors - Rest Stop (2006), The Wraith (1986)
--- 10/29: Lychanthrope Lunacy - Werewolves & Were-Creatures - The Wolf Man (1941)
--- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Trick or Treat (1986)
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Trick 'r Treat (2007), Halloween (1978), Night of the Demons 2 (1994)


First Time Viewings - 33
Formats Viewed - 28 hd tv, 4 theater, 48 bd, 52 dvd, 1 youtube, 4 other
Personal Goal - Beat Last Year's Total -DONE! Complete a list - DONE! Watch at least 50 new movies - FAIL!
Lists Completed - Theme Nights
Past Years - 2007-2012

Final List

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread



* First time viewing
dvd
blu-ray
cable tv/on demand

Goal: 50

Don't forget to cheer when they say the name of the movie!

**SPOILERS**

Sept 30
1. Shuttle* (2008)
Dark story where four weary travellers bent on hooking up make not-so-wise of a decision to board a bargain-priced shuttle. Love the "down" ending!
2. The Lodger* (2009)
Whoops, I think I've stepped into a police procedural. This should still qualify as a horror movie, as it has a Jack the Ripper copycat serial killer. It was interesting enough, though it doesn't help that I figured out the ending midway through. Or did I? Did Malcolm actually exist? Mysterious cap to the ending.

Oct 1
3. Undead or Alive* (2007)
Chris Kattan in a zombie western. How good can this possibly be? I guess there was enough zombie mayhem to make it tolerable. Copout of an ending, though. Some significant events happen offscreen, like they ran out of budget. Yeah, a hesitant 3 stars.
4. I Know Who Killed Me* (2007)
Stigmatic twins? Really? Lindsay Lohan plays the only stripper in the club who doesn't have to take her clothes off. Silver lining: There is a Melvins song in this movie.

Oct 2
5. Hellraiser: Revelations* (2011)
Soup drinking! Sacrificial hookers! Testicular chin hair! Like the box, I just had to know. This Nick Eversman (Steven) should not be allowed in movies. Painful.
6. The Cabin in the Woods* (2011)
I try to live my life without expectations. I'll only be let down, right? Well, I think I let them get in the way with this movie. I have seen nothing but rave reviews. It seems to demand a re-viewing, so I'll definitely give it another chance. It was an interesting premise, if overly clever.

Oct 3
7. Elevator* (2011)
Another people-trapped-in-a-confined-space movie, which I'm all for. Similar to Devil, minus the supernatural aspect. Decent enough, fairly intense.
8. Vampires: Los Muertos* (2002)
Jon Bon Jovi is a vampire slayer... and a surfer. Have I lost you yet? Actually, the surfing part I'm unsure of. Was he speaking metaphorically? See, he has a surfboard that houses his vampire "tools," and at one point he mentions he'd "rather be surfing." Whatever. Of note: Their winch was on the fritz. That gave me a few laughs. You'd think they'd have everything in tip-top shape when they go out toasting vampires. Anyway, this was about as good as the first one, which wasn't all that great.

Oct 4
9. The Victim* (2011) zero stars
Dear Lord, not another driving scene! What is this, Manos: The Hands of Fate? Brain-dead dialogue. Half the scenes go on entirely too long. The blame falls squarely on writer/director/star/hero/villain Michael Biehn (not editor Vance Crofoot, who we're treated to at the end of the film, along with the craft service girl). Just a hunch. Biehn plays Kyle, some guy staying in a cabin in the woods. The unexpected Annie shows up at the door, insisting two men are after her. Lucky for Kyle, young and beautiful Annie "always had a thing for older men." So we're treated to an extended, out-of-thin-air sex scene with our 54-year old star. Yes, this film was worse than one that had cast Jon Bon Jovi as a vampire slayer.
10. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
Heather Langencamp plays herself, and is living Wes Craven's new script. Pretty clever, eh?

Oct 5
11. The Skeptic* (2009)
Kind of slow and a little light on scares. Still effective, though. Strong acting and story.
12. Deadtime Stories Vol. 2* (2011)
This is an anthology of short stories presented by George A. Romero.
The Gorge - Donna is a "Caver," and develops quite a taste for human flesh.
On Sabbath Hill - Professor Weaver doesn't like it when someone misses his class.
Dust - Alex has discovered a "dust" that cures cancer and makes you horny.
I want to say that these all sucked, but Dust was mildly interesting.

12.5. American Horror Story Pilot* (2011)
13. American Horror Story Home Invasion* (2011)
13.5. American Horror Story Murder House* (2011)
14. American Horror Story Halloween Pt. 1* (2011)
14.5. American Horror Story Halloween Pt. 2* (2011)

Oct 6
15. American Horror Story Piggy, Piggy* (2011)
15.5. American Horror Story Open House* (2011)
16. American Horror Story Rubber Man* (2011)
17. Dead Wood* (2007)
Made me sleepy and featured a chick named Larri. I have no clue why I rented this movie.
18. Shallow Ground* (2004)
Stuart: This is gonna get a lot worse before it gets better, isn't it?
Jack [insert goofy accent]: I think that's pretty much a guarantee.


Oct 7
18.5. American Horror Story Spooky Little Girl* (2011)
19. American Horror Story Smoldering Children* (2011)
19.5. American Horror Story Birth* (2011)
20. American Horror Story Afterbirth* (2011)
American Horror Story Season 1
"Well, at least they weren't murdered."
21. Autumn* (2010)
More clown! As a general rule, if you're going to make a zombie apocalypse movie, you're stuck with comparisons to Romero and The Walking Dead. You can't keep that kind of company. I found plenty to like here, but there were weaknesses as well. The "walkers" didn't seem to pose much of a threat, and the film ends abruptly.
22. The Haunting of Marsten Manor* (2007)
PG-rated ghost story where a blind woman inherits a mansion from an aunt she never met. An entire subplot plays out as an "imprint" concerning her ancestors' connection to the Civil War. Eh.

Oct 8
23. Ghost Stories: Walking With the Dead* (2007)
24. Ghost Stories 2: Unmasking the Dead* (2008)
25. Ghost Stories 3: Conversations With the Dead* (2009)
26. Ghost Stories 4: Following the Dead* (2011)
Maybe it's wrong of me to judge these so harshly after watching American Horror Story, but Ghost Stories are straight from the Museum of The Hard to Believe. Empty. Total hokum. Their EVP guy uses a microcassette recorder, and they show a handheld recorder with a TDK D cassette in it, as well. No wonder there are so many anomalies! It's funny because I'm sure they would argue that the cheap equipment is best for recording voices. Also, the "Sixth Sense Boy" (who has a tattoo of a Honda logo on his neck) who takes pictures of "orbs"; You've got dust particles, genius. Ghost Stories 4 gets an extra star solely because of the messed up picture of the murderer.

Oct 9
27. Bride of Re-Animator* (1989)
Grisly black comedy (what would you expect, right?) that takes place 8 months after the original Re-Animator ends. Aptly titled sequel. Fun and chaotic ending with Dr. West's rejected creations in the crypt next door.
28. Resident Evil: Apocalypse* (2004)
Action has got to be my least favorite genre. Given that, RE:A was ok for big, dumb fun. Hey, it was a buck!
29. Teeth (2007)
Hmm, how do I put this delicately? Dawn's vagina has teeth. I think... I've said... too much. It's called vagina dentata, and was widely considered a myth (at least as far as this movie's concerned). Dawn seems to have some real creeps in her life, and can effectively exact revenge on them. Gruesome and cringe-worthy. An interesting dark comedy!

Oct 10
30. The 'Burbs (1989)
If memory serves me correctly (or IMSMC), The 'Burbs was not well received by critics. It has definitely gained an audience since, and may even be considered a cult classic. Ray (Tom Hanks) gets some new neighbors, the Klopeks, who are reclusive and a little strange. Well, his ultra-nosy neighborhood will not stand for it. Some ill-advised schemes lead them to the truth eventually, and it's loads of fun along the way. Great ensemble cast. One of my favorites.
31. Some Guy Who Kills People* (2011)
Ken is 34, still lives with his mom (after a stint in the mental hospital, that is), and works at an ice cream parlor. He is potentially Some Guy, accused of killing off the basketball team from his former high school. I liked the tone of this movie, and thought it was particularly well-cast. The sheriff (Barry Bostwick) was an absolute riot.

Oct 11
32. Rosewood Lane* (2011)
YES WE HAVE ESTABLISHED THIS IS ROSEWOOD LANE. Fucking 7 establishing shots, all of the same sign. And an additional 2 to Stillwater, in case no one knows what town she was approaching on her way home from work every night. Sorry, I lost my mind for a minute. Rose McGowan is Sonny, a radio shrink, who has to contend with a psychotic, nursery rhyme-spewing paperboy. Detective Briggs (Ray Wise) and his partner are particularly dense. Quite infuriating. A solid 8.5 on the Silly Meter.
33. Bloody Murder (2000)
Trevor Moorehouse is (stop me if you've heard this before) a psycho killer with a chainsaw who preys on kids at a summer camp. But enough about him, this movie isn't really even about him. It's about saying please and thank you, just like your mom taught you. Seriously, this is the most polite slasher movie ever.
34. Bloody Murder 2* (2003)
Hot paging action! Trevor Moorehouse is real, right? That's who all the kids talk about. This sequel ups the gore and nudity, as well as the writing. A considerable step up over the first picture. Ok, this theory might sound crazy, but I think there may be some truth to it: There's one actress (Tiffany Shepis, quite busy as it turns out) who agreed to be naked in multiple scenes. I think she was rewarded for this with a makeover! She just mysteriously appears all dolled up, with a different hairstyle, about 20 minutes into the movie. Bear in mind this takes place in the middle of the woods.

Oct 12
35. Junior* (2002)
Unrecognizable accents in an unrecognizable location. Not even the stars know where they are. Sandra and Rebecca are friends. Really close ones. I mean to the point where I think it's a lesbian relationship. Unless they do things differently in Belgium (yes, I had to look it up). Their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, and things go south from there. I can't imagine the first hour of the movie is more than a few script pages. Just agonizingly long, pointless scenes. Until there's a big exposition scene with the father. From there, it gets a tad interesting, hence the extra star. "Junior" himself, for having brain damage, is really quite agile. Like the guy is a dancer or something. Downright goofy.
36. Deadly Species* (2002)
I am in full screen hell! The last 4 movies (Bloody Murder/Bloody Murder 2/Junior/Deadly Species) are part of a set, and constitute a Full Frame Fest. Dr. Thomas is heading an expedition into the Florida Everglades to search for the elusive Calusa Indian tribe. Wilson Friels, their financier (or maybe he just donated the money, I don't know), mysteriously wants to be along for the ride. Seems the entrance to the Calusa sacred area holds the secrets to life and death. But the team needs to watch their hides, as there is a creature who guards it. Pervert alert! Major camel toe sighting, down the shirt shots, and a few naked ladies. Deadly Species is probably the most well-made of the collection, despite the fact it has men in rubber suits running around in it.
37. Doghouse* (2009)
Vince and his mates have gone roundabout on holiday. Or something. What, I have to deal with British slang? At the 20-minute mark, I turned on the subtitles. Much better. I'm sure inevitable comparisons have been made to Shaun of the Dead, but this movie holds its own. Six friends feel a need to get away from everyday life, and visit Moodley, a tiny dead-end town 300 miles outside London. Upon arrival, they encounter "Project Cathouse," involving a virus that has infected the female population, turning them into savage zombies. They'll have to contend with a zombie hairdresser, dentist, hooker, jockey, old lady with a walker, butcher, bride, and a gaggle of zombie groupies, amongst others. The most fun zombie romp I've seen in some time.

Oct 13
38. ATM* (2012)
The front cover of this movie says "From the writer of Buried". Guess he's confining himself to a rather specific genre. Eh? Get it?? David, Corey, and Emily leave their office Christmas party and stop at an ATM on the way home. Some psycho traps them inside. That's about it. I was a little baffled by the ending.
Spoiler:
First, I thought it was ingenious how David was framed for everything that went on, shown in clips from the security camera. I saw it all happen, and didn't put it together. Second, what exactly was the motive of The Man in the Jacket? Was this never revealed? It just shows him planning his next attack.

Did I mention Corey is a massive douche? Imagine being trapped in a room with that guy. In the behind-the-scenes extra on the disc, actor Josh Peck says he was allowed to "bring some comedy to the character." That was news to me.

39. Deadgirl (2008)
Dark, dark, incredibly dark. Deadgirl is all kinds of wrong. The first time I saw this movie, I absolutely hated it. Trying to go in with more of an open mind the second time through, I was able to appreciate how horrific it really is. Rickie and JT are twentysomething high school students (uh, with a BMX bike - See, they're in high school!). Complete degenerates. Guess I had to accept that, too. Anyway, one day while ditching class, smoking, drinking, and vandalizing, they discover a deadgirl, essentially a zombie, in an abandoned mental hospital. JT develops an unhealthy obsession with her. Yep, there's corpse-fucking. He lets his buddy Wheeler get in on some of the action. They even peer pressure/trick the jock into having his way with her. These guys seem to have no problem doing it in front of other guys. Creepy!

Oct 14
40. Chain Letter* (2010)
What are the odds that I'm viewing another Noah Segan (Deadgirl) high school movie? I looked him up on imdb, and he was born in 1983! Time to retire this teenage shit. Seems any movie revolving around video games/computers/technology automatically blows. This movie is no exception. Neil (Cody Kasch) receives a chain letter (whoo-hoo!), and it gets passed on to four friends and relatives. Ignore it and you die. CHAIN LETTER! The box says: As time runs out and the deadly letter's rules become more challenging, the survivors must untangle this chilling secret. I'm not sure what there is to untangle. Ignore the message, and you are treated with a visit from a giant deformed creep. A subplot about an anti-technology cult is touched upon, but not explored. Many gruesome chain-related deaths and a grim ending cannot save this turkey, turkey!
40.5. The Walking Dead Seed* (2012)

Oct 15
41.5 Wrestlemaniac* (2006) ★★★
I have to admit that the sole motivation for viewing this movie for me was to see Deal or No Deal's Leyla Milani (#13, Me-ow!) play a porn star. Short of being naked (I wonder if that was part of her Deal or No Deal contract), we do get girl-on-girl-on-girl action, skimpy outfits, ass spanking, Leyla covered in blood, and a spread-eagle scene in cut-off shorts. She does have her top off at one point, but is seen from behind. Oh yeah, the movie: An amateur porn film crew is lost when they happen upon an old gas station. The old man (Irwin Keyes) there directs them PAST the notorious ghost town of La Sangre de Dios. As luck would have it, their van breaks down directly at the front gate. Mexican legend says that wrestler El Mascarado resides there. Or at least his ghost. Or something. Wait, wasn't he built out of other wrestler's body parts? Am I overexplaining this? Anyway, considered to be the greatest Mexican wrestler of all time, he was known to kill opponents in the ring. In the spirit of removing a wrestler's mask (the ultimate humiliation), El Mascarado removes people's faces. You heard right.
42.5 Eden Lake* (2008) ★★★★★
"The quarry's fucking stunning." Steve and Jenny are going on a lovely holiday. One of Steve's favorite vacation spots is going to be developed into executive estates, and he wants to go this one last time to propose to his girlfriend. They camp by the lake on the beach, "off the map," seemingly in seclusion. Only a group of local toughs show up to encroach on their good time. And man oh man, it doesn't go well. We witness Steve making mistake after mistake, but really, are his actions so far fetched? Realistically portrayed and genuinely frightening. Not out of the realm of possibilities (maybe save for some of the later coincidences) of what could happen to you or I. No supernatural wrestler in this one. Solid ending (that is, if you know what kind of ending I like).

Oct 16
43.5. Evil Dead 2 (1987) ★★★★★
It's magical, whimsical... Wait, I'm just quoting the Wizard 101 commercial. Do I really have to defend this movie? Totally off the rails, although the first one is still superior in my book.

Oct 18
44.5. Detention* (2011) ★★
There is a killer on the loose dressed as Cinderhella. You know, from the movies. No? Detention is a definitively quirky film, chock full of pop culture references. Like annoyingly full. Never thought I'd say that. I think maybe there was a day when I would like this kind of movie -- So I can see an audience for it, just not me. What if it was made in the 90s, and primarily referred to the 80s? And I was still into off-kilter-for-the-sake-of-being-off-kilter movies? Nah, Detention would still suck.
45.5. Silent House* (2011) ★★
Sarah (Elizabeth Olsen), her father, and her uncle Pete are fixing up an old family house in order to sell it. They've had trouble with vandals and squatters, and have had enough. Are strangers still in the house? Uh, basically everything's a red herring, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Silent House is interestingly presented; Made to look like a single camera shot, primarily following Sarah around. This can also be a little disorienting, as it's pretty dark, and there's only one camera to capture what's happening. To be honest, I found myself thinking about Adventure Time through a portion of the movie, so it wasn't exactly the ultimate thrill ride.
46. American Horror Story: Asylum Welcome to Briarcliff* (2012)

Oct 19
47. 976-EVIL 2* (1992) ★★
Robin's Dean at her Community College, Mr. Grubeck, is the Slate River serial killer. The police catch him, but he uses "astral projection" to escape jail and kill some more. He wants Robin to be his mate IN HELL. Not if Spike Jones (?!) and his leather jacket and motorcycle and goofy noises can help it. At one point, I thought I was watching the Blues Brothers with all the car wrecks. Speaking of car wrecks, yeah, this wasn't very good.

Oct 20
48. Chopping Mall* (1986) ★★★
The Park Plaza shopping mall has a new high tech robot security system. While three robots patrol the mall, the employees of a furniture store have some sort of after hours sex party. Apparently due to a thunderstorm, the robots run amok. The partially-clothed partygoers wind up locked up in the mall, and have to fend for themselves. The gang employ some video game tactics -- Crawling through air ducts, and hurling propane tanks at the robots and shooting them. Hmm, ahead of their time! Chopping Mall boasts a not-so-awesome laser show, and a guy and his gum. Pretty good as far as these things go.
49. Waxwork* (1988) ★★
China and her friends go to a midnight showing at a "waxwork" -- Kind of a ghoulish Madame Tussauds. Only if you walk into the display, you go back in time and live out the horror represented in the scene. Once/if you are killed, you are forever preserved in the scene. Tony goes back, talks to a pine tree, and gets turned into a werewolf. China encounters exploding vampires. There are, uh, "tributes," for lack of a better word to The Mummy, It's Alive, Night of the Living Dead, and Little Shop of Horrors. There is midget abuse, extended swordplay, excessive whipping, and unloaded guns. Waxwork seemed like it had quite a budget to work with, and man, what a colossal waste.

Oct 22
50. Wildcard GG Allin & the Murder Junkies Blood, Shit, and Fears (2012) ★★★
The shows on this disc are shown in a smaller box, for some reason. Not widescreen, a reduced size. Maybe it says something about the quality, because it's not very good. I think they may be running out of good GG Allin footage to (commercially) release. In case you don't know, the average concert contains a totally naked GG (save for the boots... and his tiny weiner is clearly the star of the show), shitting, eating it, smearing himself with it, and hurling it at the crowd. He beats himself up with the mic or a can, bloodies himself, jams the mic up his ass, grabs and molests unwilling females, fights the crowd, and hurls stuff at them. 20-25 minutes seems to be the threshold for a show, whether that's GG's, the band's, or the club owner's threshold, I'm not sure. They're a horrible band, even by punk's standards (and I'm a punk fanatic). I see these as strange social experiments. The shows on here are:
- Memphis, TN 11/16/91 (23:25, with encore!) "I hope you all get killed on the way home!"
- New Orleans, LA 11/17/91 (17:54, starts part way into the show) There is really bad feedback throughout. Looks like a dumpy warehouse.
- Knoxville, TN 11/23/91 (24:29) Another warehouse. GG sings while fighting a fan! "We're bored."
- Youngstown, OH 5/12/93 (21:59) An actual club, and it's packed.
- Richmond, VA 5/13/93 (31:52) Shaky cam, epic length! "Don't come here and tell me that I owe you anything."
I would recommend any other commercially available GG Allin disc over this one (save for The Best of). Business as usual in fair quality.

50.5. The Walking Dead Sick* (2012)

Oct 23
51.5. Miner's Massacre* (2002) ★★
They axed for it! I can't read the credits. Is that a bad sign? What else can they screw up? Three couples who, quite frankly, seem to hate each other, go on a camping trip in search of some lost gold. What they don't know about is the curse of the Forty-Niner, Jeremiah Stone. If someone steals his gold, his ghost comes back to kill them. Wait. I Want Me Gold! This is cribbed straight from the pages of Leprechaun. Anyway, they steal the gold, get hunted, and find out from a hysterical, overwrought Aunt Nelly (Karen Black) that they need to return it to stop the curse. A few things amused me. Jeremiah bites off his own finger for no reason. A fender bender turns into a massive two car explosion. And Aunt Nelly has apparently never heard of stop, drop, and roll.

Oct 24
52.5. Witch's Sabbath* (2005) ★★
A bunch of witches use the Sin n Skin strip "club" (what a dump) to lure patrons to their manor. Seems they need 666 sacrifices by All Hallow's Eve to please the Dark Lord. The sheer volume of boobs (yeah, the guys are boobs, too) in this movie was not enough to distract me from how poorly the story was told. The giant foam latex Dark Lord took me back in time, however. More of a highlight than the naked ladies. Cheap and funny!
53.5. Insidious* (2011) ★★★★
Ah, the PG-13 horror movie. Where would we be without you? Well, we got The Sixth Sense and Drag Me to Hell. That's all I've got. Anyway, Insidious: Josh, Renai, and their three children move into a new house. Their son Dalton winds up in a coma. Due to a frightening series of events, Renai is convinced that the house is haunted. They ultimately decide to move into another home. Strange things continue to happen to Renai. Josh is skeptical. Renai initially calls a priest. She then brings in paranomal investigators, who have a lot more to offer. Turns out the house is not haunted, Dalton is. In the DVD extras, the screenwriter insists on taking sole credit for the "astral projection" genre. Guess he has never seen 976-EVIL 2 (not that I blame him).

Oct 25
54.5. The Last Resort* (2009) ★
Four lady friends throw their girlfriend a bachelorette party in Mexico. They go to a club and get hammered. Sophia hooks up with a guy, and misses out on the sightseeing tour the other women go on. Their "tour guides" wind up robbing them and stranding them in the middle of nowhere. The only place of refuge is an old abandoned resort. This place is bad news, brother. It turns everyone into a homicidal maniac. There is some half-assed history to the place, which is told through flashbacks, but does it make sense? Not particularly. Everyone is supposed to be "free." All of the men in this film are stupid sex and booze-driven assholes. Or criminals. One character just disappears. There's a tussle, then he's gone. The Last Resort is 75 minutes long, including a heavily padded 6 minutes of credits. Is there anything that Lionsgate won't put their name on? I've been wondering this for a while.
55.5. Driller* (2006) ★★
Some guy gets abducted by aliens from the back of his truck, and is turned into a killing machine. He looks like a homeless burglar fish, with a drill. He must have a place to clean his drill, as it's always pristine. Everyone is stupid in this movie. Every decision made is a stupid one. Homeless, loser bandmates (in wigs) need to get weed. Loser students need to get laid (and high). Redneck loser criminals need free stuff, and to rape women. There are particularly nauseating special effects. So I guess that guy deserves some credit. Sound good? It's not! This dog gets the full Special Edition treatment; Director's commentary, deleted scenes, and a 3 1/2 minute documentary. Intangible Factor: 6.0 (hence the extra star).
56. American Horror Story Tricks and Treats* (2012)
Is anyone else finding this season completely dull?

Oct 26
57. Unrest* (2006) ★★★
Alison is attending a Gross Anatomy class, and is staying in a room in the hospital until her financial aid comes through. She and her classmates Brian, Carlos, and Rick, are dissecting "Norma," a cadaver from Brazil with a mysterious past. Alison has a bad feeling that something is wrong with the spirit, and when bodies that have come in contact with Norma start turning up, she starts to panic. She goes for a swim in formaldehyde to try and save her friends, and herself. Interesting enough story that could've used a better ending.

Oct 27
58. 247 Degrees Fahrenheit* (2011) ★★
I think I saw this movie before when it was still called The Chaos Experiment. I'm normally into the people-trapped-in-a-confined-space genre, but this one, not so much. Four friends go out to a lakeside cabin. Michael's Uncle Wade got them tickets to a Pagan festival, but they want to check out the sauna at the cabin first. Have I mentioned that Michael is a world class fuck-up? Ian, Jenna, and Renne are trapped inside the sauna because of Michael's drunken shenanigans. He puts a ladder in front of the door, then promptly passes out on the couch. Renee's body is prominently shown off, and Jenna's is invariably covered up. Think this was a contractual thing? I have to admit Ian's breakdown scene was pretty amusing, like Ash in Army of Darkness. Don't know if that was intentional.

Oct 28
59. Creep* (2005) ★★★
Kate is going to a party to screw George Clooney, only her friend has left without her. She can't get a cab, so she resorts to the underground subway system. She winds up falling asleep, and gets trapped inside. She is being stalked by a "creep" named Craig, a disfigured creature that dwells in the subway system. Just who exactly Craig is is a bit of a mystery. Is he the doctor's son? Was he the victim of experiments? To be honest, he just looks like some pasty British guy with bad posture. Seemingly, he is only capable of screeching (and of course killing!), but at one point he quotes one of his victims, like someone possessed. Creepy. Kate encounters several people along the way to help her escape, but every situation seems to have dire consequences.
Spoiler:
Who does she see in the final seconds of the movie? Is Craig still alive? I don't think she killed him.


Oct 29
60. The Evil Dead (1981) ★★★★★
Join us! One of the Grand Poo-bahs of modern horror films. Countless movies have stolen from it, but none can match the inventiveness or sheer dread of The Evil Dead. Definitely goes for scares, as opposed to its sequels, which are primarily comedies.
60.5 The Walking Dead Walk With Me* (2012)
61. Mockingbird Lane* (2012)

Oct 30
62. Killer Pad* (2008) ★★
I don't do camp. So I wouldn't know a good campy movie if it bit me on the ass. Is this one any good? Can someone tell me? Brody, Craig, and Doug are three violently unfunny buddies who move from Illinois to Los Angeles, and throw a party at their new "killer pad." Turns out there is a gateway to Hell in their basement, but the guys are convinced that the strange goings on are due to "squatters" (er, weightlifters?). Joey Lawrence dies, and Craig and Doug carry him through the party with sunglasses on. Partygoers recognize him. Blatant ripoff of Weekend At Bernies? Check. The beautiful neighbors that the guys are interested in turn out to be Satan (with a penis) and his/her minions. There are zero boobs to speak of, only a midget's ass. Ooh, pinch me. Did I mention that Robert Englund directed this? Did no one point out to him that gorgeous babes at a party in an R-rated horror comedy = bare tits? The talents of Bobby Lee (Mad TV) and Jeff Davis (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) are totally wasted here, as well.
63. Dead Birds* (2004) ★★★
Dead Birds takes place in Fairhope, Alabama in 1863. A group of criminals rob a bank, and have a hard time finding their hideout, an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. I'm not entirely sure they even had the right house. On their way to Mexico, the gang is trapped in for the night because of a storm. Strange things start happening as the distrust over the stolen gold rises. They find a spell book for raising the dead. Turns out the farmer sacrificed his slaves in a ritual to bring his wife back. Strong story and acting, but I can't say that I completely understood the ending.

Oct 31 The dead walk the Earth!
64. Pumpkinhead (1988) ★★
Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) witnessed Pumpkinhead when he was a boy in 1957, mental note taken. Now (er, 1988, anyway), he runs a general store, and has a boy, Billy. Ed is a widower, but is that an excuse to be an incredibly irresponsible parent? He leaves 7-year old Billy in charge of the store and his dog. Billy is subsequently hit by a motorcycle. Ed comes back to find him on the ground. There is no phone at the store (?!), so Ed picks him up (error), and takes him home (another error) to cure Billy with a damp cloth (huh?). Guess what? The kid up and dies. You know the rest of the story; Ed seeks a decrepit old woman who can conjure up Pumpkinhead for revenge on one guilty kid, and several innocent ones. I know, who ever said horror movies had to be fair? But to be frank, Billy was just a victim of flat-out negligent parenting. Thumbs down!
65. Excision* (2012) ★★★★
Dear God,
One thing I've been thinking about -- The whole thing about relatives watching over you after they die really rubs me the wrong way. I do a lot of crazy shit while I'm alone, and I appreciate some privacy. I don't want to sound presumptuous, but if I do get into heaven, and my relatives have been watching over me, a lot of relationships will have been compromised.

Excellent performance from AnnaLynne McCord in this one.

66. Wind Chill* (2007) ★
Girl (they never introduce themselves to each other -- ha ha, really clever) catches a ride to Delaware from Guy, off of a message board. Is Guy who he says he is? By the 45-minute point, I could give a shit. It was at this point that I realized I was stuck in that movie. You know, the one where all the clocks stop, and history keeps repeating itself. Where you relive experiences, and there are ghosts of tragedies past. How many times have I seen this movie? An absolute groaner of a film with zero surprises. I gave the movie the finger when it was over. Shame on George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh for getting me to reach into my wallet.
67. May (2002) ★★★★
I had to end on a positive note. Kind of a companion piece to Excision. May is the awkward little girl with the lazy eye who has to wear a patch. She has trouble making friends, so her mother makes one for her ("Susie"). Years later, May (Angela Bettis) has fixed her eye with contacts, but is still the awkward, strange girl she's always been. She works at the animal hospital with lesbian Polly (a very hot, pre-blonde Anna Faris), and is fascinated with perfect body parts. She falls in love with Adam for his perfect hands. Susie ultimately starts cramping her style, so she rather rashly does something about it.

Total watched: 67
Total first-time viewings: 57


Formats Viewed: DVD, Blu-ray, cable tv
Personal Goal: 50
Decades Viewed: 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
First timer

Top 10 worst movies of October
Spoiler:
1. The Victim
2. Chain Letter
3. Hellraiser: Revelations
4. The Last Resort
5. Wind Chill
6. Bloody Murder
7. Rosewood Lane
8. Shallow Ground
9. Dead Wood
10. The Haunting of Marsten Manor

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Code:
Contest Goal: None
Personal Goal: The usual...
Watch at least ONE Halloween or horror related movie/show/etc per day in October.
Watch more movies that I've never seen before.
☼ = First Time Viewings
PRE-SHOW:
Spoiler:
September 3, 2012
Paranorman☼ (2012, Theater)

September 14, 2012
Monster House (2006, DVD)

September 22, 2012
The Cabin In The Woods☼ (2011, Blu-ray Disc)

September 29, 2012
R.L. Stine's The Nightmare Room: "Camp Nowhere (Part 1)"☼ (2002, DVD)

September 30, 2012
Hotel Transylvania☼ (2012, Theater)

September 30, 2012
Paranormal Activity 2☼ (2010, DVD)

FEATURE PRESENTATION:

October 1, 2012
1. Night of the Living Dead (1968, IFC)
While trying to decide what to start off with, I flipped this on to have something horror running in the background. As usual, I got hooked and ended up watching the whole thing.... commercials and all.
2. Paranormal Activity 3☼ (2011, DVD)
I really liked the first one, and wanted to see the sequels as well (Part 2 is listed in the PRE-SHOW section as I watched it before the challenge started). Sometimes you need a good "jump right out at you" scare. The Paranormal Activity series provides.

October 2, 2012
3. Lake Mungo☼ (2008, DVD)
Knowing that I probably won't be able to watch my Subset Pick on the selected night, I figured I'd get a jump on it now. I'll post my thoughts in the Discussion Thread closer to the Subset day.
4. (1 of 4) Family Guy: "Halloween on Spooner Street"☼ (2010, DVR)
Meh

October 6, 2012
5. TerrorVision☼ (1986, DVD dub from Netflix)
Not bad. I guess I might have liked this more had I seen it back in the day. Not a bad movie though. I will most likely buy the Shout! Factory Blu-ray (with The Video Dead) when it is released.

October 11, 2012
6. Twins of Evil Tour: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson☼ (2012, Live at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois)
I've seen RZ a few times on the Educated Horses tour and for the most part, that was a no frills RZ show. He pulled out the theatrics again on this tour so I got to experience the kind of show that I had only seen in pictures. I've never seen Marilyn Manson before. He was kind of boring, but the stage show kind of made up for it.

October 12, 2012
4. (2 of 4) A.N.T. Farm: "MutA.N.T. Farm 2"☼ (2012, Disney-HD)
7. Girl vs. Monsters☼ (2012, Disney-HD)
4. (3 of 4) A.N.T. Farm: "MutANT Farm" (2011, Disney-HD)
4. (4 of 4) Good Luck Charlie: "Le Halloween"☼ (2012, Disney-HD)
My daughter loves these shows and it doesn't hurt that they have Halloween episodes. there were a bunch more that we DVR'd but never got to.
8. The Innkeepers☼ (2012, SHO-HD)
I really liked it up until the end. I don't mind a "slow burn" storyline but when the payoff is this weak, it kind of taints my perception of the rest of the movie.

October 13, 2012
Transylvania 6-5000☼ (1985, DVD)
I was only able to get through the first 36 minutes. Carol Kane's antics in the kitchen kind of grated on my nerves. Maybe one day I'll revisit it for completion sake.
Devil (2010, Direct TV)
I only tuned in for about 30 minutes because I had to get up early for work. I only included it because it added to the spirit of the challenge.

October 14, 2012
9. Frankenstein (1931, Blu-ray)
10. (1 of 2) The Walking Dead: "Seed"☼ (2012, AMC-HD)

October 15, 2012
11. Twitches (2005, Disney-HD)
Another kid show that I don't mind watching.

October 17, 2012
12. Evil Things☼ (2009, iPad... converted from DVD... on a plane from Chicago to Atlanta)
Meh. I guess the whole "found-footage" fad has worn out its welcome for me. There was really only one scene that had any kind of effect on me, but overall I was just bored. Plus I was on an airplane when i watched it.

October 19, 2012
The Lost Boys (1987, Unknown)
Watched some of this in my hotel room before bed. I'd like to see the entire movie again, but I doubt I will get to it by the end of the challenge. Brought back some major memories of nostalgia.

October 22, 2012
13. The Birds☼ (1963, iPad... converted from DVD... on a plane from Atlanta to Chicago)
This is the first time I have seen this entire movie. Based on what I had seen, I didn't think I really would feel the suspense of a bunch of birds attacking the town. I now stand corrected. When they are in the house towards the end, I was on edge.

October 23, 2012
10. (2 of 2) The Walking Dead: "Sick"☼ (2012, AMC-HD)
I frikkin' love this show.

October 25, 2012
14. Halloween (1978, Blu-ray)
As discussed in the Discussion Thread, taking a few years off actually enhances the viewing experience. I haven't watched it in it's entirety in a few years so this viewing felt very fresh.

October 26, 2012
15. Halloween II (1981, Blu-ray)
I've always held Halloween II in high regards. A righteous follow-up to the original.
16. Halloween II Shout! Factory Blu-ray Bonus Features☼ (2012, Blu-ray)
Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Halloween II
The Nightmare Isn't Over! The Making of Halloween II
Alternate Ending
Deleted Scenes
I am really pleased with what Shout! Factory is doing with horror movies. Fans have been asking for a Halloween II Special Edition for years now and SF delivered.
17. (1 of 3) Mockingbird Lane☼ (2012, NBC-HD)
I was pleasantly surprised with this show. I hope NBC reconsiders its decision to cancel this.
17. (2 of 3) South Park: "A Nightmare On Face Time☼ (2012, Comedy Central)
Kinda fun spoof of The Shining.

October 27, 2012
17. (3 of 3) Jessie: "The Whining"☼ (2006, DisneyHD)
18. Return to Halloweentown (2012, DisneyHD)
More kid shows that I don't mind watching. I love the Halloweentown series, but this one is the weakest in my opinion.

October 28, 2012
19. St. Pascal's Haunted House (2012, St. Pascal's Church/School, Chicago, Illinois)

October 29, 2012
20. Shutter☼ (2004, DVD)
21. (1 of 2) The Walking Dead: "Walk With Me"☼ (2012, AMC-HD)
22. Halloween III (1982, Blu-ray)
23. Halloween III Shout! Factory Blu-ray Bonus Features☼ (2012, Blu-ray)
Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Halloween III
Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III: Season of the Witch
24. Creep☼ (2004, DVD)

October 30, 2012
25. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988, Blu-ray)
26. The History Channel: The Haunted History of Halloween (2005, DVD)
27. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989, Blu-ray)

October 31, 2012
28. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1994, Blu-ray)




So, that's it. I didn't do as well as I would have hoped, but overall it wasn't too bad. Unfortunately, I didn't watch any new gems that I completely went ga-ga over. I finally watched The Birds in its entirety and I really liked that so I guess that was my top movie this year. On the other hand, I didn't watch anything that I absolutely hated so I call it a draw. I guess my biggest disappointment was Lake Mungo. I didn't dislike it, but I found it to be more of a drama than a horror movie and based on word of mouth, I was expecting to be scared.

So, I'm not very good at this whole "what counts/what doesn't" when it comes to stats so here is my makeshift version:

FTV: 8 movies (I didn't count TV shows and stuff since that makes my head hurt)

Decades Viewed (movies only):
1930s: 1
1960s: 2
1970s: 1
1980s: 5
1990s: 1
2000s: 5
2010s: 4

Formats Viewed (counting everything - sorry if this skews the % results):
DVD: 6
Blu-ray: 9
TV: 14
iPad: 2
Live Events: 2

This is my 7th year partaking in the challenge:
October Horror Challenge: 06 07 08 09 10 11 12


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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread


Sunday September 30 at Dusk
1- Chopping Mall(1986) DVD - Short Circuit turns homicidal in an 80's mall. 86/100

Tuesday October 2
2- Slaughter High(1986) DVD - April Fools Horror set in the wonderful 80's. 80/100
3- Blood Diner(1987) DVD - 80's style with a taste of cannibalism and rockabilly. 81/100

Wednesday October 3
4- The Omen(1976) VHS - Classic from 36 years ago. 85/100

Thursday October 4
5- Class of 1999(1989) DVD - Further proof that robots are made to kill humans. 82/100

Saturday October 6
6- Damien: Omen II(1978) VHS - Damien as a teenager. 80/100

Sunday October 7
7- Omen III: The Final Conflict(1981) VHS - Damien as an Adult. 79/100
8- Hell-areous Animation Domination on Fox(2012) TV
The Cleveland Show(2012) - "Escape From Goochland" Halloween in Stoolbend. 90/100
The Simpsons(2012) TV - "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" Halloween in Springfield. 95/100
Bob's Burgers(2012) TV - "Full Bars" Pee balloons 90/100
9- Omen IV: The Awakening(1991) VHS - Damien's demon seed run amok. 79/100

Tuesday October 9
10- Children of the Corn(1984) VHS - Creepy and scary feel. 90/100

Wednesday October 10
11- Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice(1992) DVD - failed sequel 58/100

Monday October 15
12- Demonic Toys(1992) DVD - Gory fun 70/100

Tuesday October 16
13- Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest(1995) DVD - Kids move from Gatland to Chicago 70/100

Thursday October 18
14- Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering(1996) DVD - Stars young Naomi Watts 70/100

Saturday October 20
15- Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror(1998) DVD - David Carradine and Eva Mendez in a straight to video release 69/100

Sunday October 21
16- Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return(1999) DVD - Well the title is right. It is only the sixth movie, but it feels like I have watched 666 of them. 56/100

Monday October 22
17- Children of the Corn VII: Revelation(2001) DVD - Murdered adults reincarnate as children, just to murder more.....for He Who Walks Behind the Rows. 60/100
18- Waxwork(1988) DVD - Wolfman, Dracula, Mummy, and more classic tales come to life as wax as part of a sinister plot. 73/100

Saturday October 27
19- Prom Night(1980) DVD - I find it interesting that this was filmed before Friday The 13th......almost exact same premise. 69/100

Sunday October 28
20- From Dusk Till Dawn(1996) VHS - For some reason this movie seems better every time I see it. Awesome on so many levels. 95/100

Monday October 29
21- Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College(1991) DVD - Silly horror cross between Animal House and Gremlins results in stupid fun. 90/100
22- House(1986) VHS - Vietnam Vet in a Haunted House. 80/100

Tuesday October 30
23- C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud(1989) DVD - This movie was like Ferris Bueller's day off with the walking dead. I am starting to like comedy Horrors more than the serious stuff. A lot of movies from the 80's have this slapstick horror feel. 90/100


Wednesday October 31
24- 976-EVIL 2(1992) DVD - Worse watch for this Halloween season. 55/100



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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

2012 Horror Movie Challenge

List is complete.

My Results

Total Viewed = 88
First Time Viewing = 73 (83%)


Did one commentary (for Maniac)

Exceeded Goal of 80.
Completed Theme Nights.
Completed Checklist. (not an original goal)
Personal Challenge Failed! (Only watched 2 out of possible 30 from 3 box sets below)

Breakdowns

Format
DVD: 84
Streaming: 3 (2 Netflix, 1 YouTube)
VHS off TV: 1

By Decade
1920 - 01
1930 - 02
1940 - 03
1950 - 06
1960 - 11
1970 - 15
1980 - 22
1990 - 08
2000 - 14
2010 - 05
(Film watched with commentary not included in decade breakdown)

2011 Total: 105
2010 Total: 104

I have a new boss this year and a couple of extra projects in October so I don't know how much vacation time I'll be able to take. I'm afraid I'll have to set modest goals of:

watch 80 films
complete the theme nights
go through three small box sets:
From BCI
Scared Stiff (10 movies but only 8 qualify)
Curse of the Dead (10 movies)
From VCI:
Scream Theater (12 movies)

* First time viewing
Theme Night Movies
Format if not DVD

October 01
01. The Blood Beast Terror (1968)*
A police inspector investigates a series of savage killings. Not very involving with little suspense and mediocre creature effects. Even Peter Cushing can't raise this higher than average. 5/10
02. Candyman (1992)*
A graduate student interested in urban legends finds out more than she wants to know when she heads into the projects to track down Candyman. Very good with a nice gradual build up and several tension filled scenes. The intelligent story has some plot turns that took me by surprise since I was expecting a typical slasher/avenging spirit film. Effective score by Philip Glass. 7.5/10
03. Night of the Beast (1993)* aka Luka's Child (BCI/Eclipse Curse of the Dead 10 Movies)
A coven kidnaps young women, dresses them in lingerie and feeds them to a gargoyle. No, really, this happens over and over again. The sets, costumes and gargoyle suit are all pretty well done. The acting and the script are not. The leader of the coven, a middle aged guy in a wheel chair, is particularly awful. Lots of full and partial nudity and women in jail cells wearing lingerie. 4/10

October 02
04. Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
A woman's fiance arrives at her ancestral home and finds himself unwelcome and in the midst of strange and terrifying events. Pretty standard horror plot with a sci-fi twist. Nick Adams usually seems too surly to be the ideal hero and Karloff doesn't have much to do except act gruff and crusty. There are enough mysterious events to keep things interesting and the end is a lot of fun. 5/10
05. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)*
Five college students with a keg of beer go to an isolated cabin for a weekend of partying. Before long terrible things begin to happen. Unusual and clever take on an old horror chestnut. I had a lot of fun watching it but I'm not sure how good it would be a second time around. 7/10
06. Paranoiac (1963)* (Hammer Horror Series)
A brother, long thought to have committed suicide after the death of his parents, suddenly returns to his highly dysfunctional family. Nice blend of mystery, thriller and horror has strong performances all around and is nicely paced. The end seemed a little contrived though. 6/10

October 03
07. Mansion of the Doomed aka The Terror of Dr. Chaney (1976)* streaming YouTube
A surgeon attempts to cure his daughter's blindness by transplanting living eyes. He keeps the donors in a cell in his basement. Very watchable, largely due to Richard Basehart and his wonderful voice. The first half is a bit repetitious but once the focus changes to the caged donors things get interesting again. Cool ending. 5/10
08. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)* (Icons of Horror Boris Karloff)
Karloff is the muddled professor who invents a machine that will create supermen. Lorre is a local doctor who tries to cash in on the idea. Most of the movie is 1940's silliness but the scenes with Karloff and Lorre together are delightful. 5/10

October 04
09. Waxwork (1988)* (Lionsgate Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
Four friends take a midnight tour of a mysterious wax museum but only two of them come out. Wonderful tribute to classic and not so classic movie monsters is funny, well paced and quite exciting in spots. A ton of fun! 8/10

October 05
10. Maniac (1980)*
A deeply disturbed middle-aged man kills and mutilates beautiful young women in New York City. Dark, gritty and sleazy character study of a twisted individual. Joe Spinell is the show but his performance is enhanced by excellent pacing, a very effective score and a good supporting cast. Tension increases with each kill. Not an easy movie to watch but it excels in what it does. 9/10
11. Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (1986)*
A rape/revenge tale that heads for left field and just keeps on going. Very bizarre, full of nudity, sex (often non-consensual), violence, gore and even a penis monster. This is not your typical Yakuza story - you have been warned. Not really my cup of tea. 4/10
12. Beast of Blood (1970)* (The Blood Island Vacation Box Set)
Direct sequel to Mad Doctor of Blood Island has Dr. Foster returning to Blood Island only to find that the evil Dr. Lorca still lives! Dull, dull, dull - most of the film is spent traipsing around the jungle with an occasional firefight. Good solid monster action is pretty much limited to the last ten or fifteen minutes. Too bad because there's a decent low budget lab set and a cool detached monster head. Disappointing. 4/10

October 06
13. Dawn of the Dead Extended Version (1978)* (Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Edition)
It has been a while since I've seen the Theatrical Version so I can't say for sure what was extended but around two thirds of the way through I began thinking that some cuts were really needed. I always felt the whole consumerism commentary/satire was too heavy handed so the middle has always dragged for me. The end is still exciting with the zombies becoming part of the landscape, a natural force to be dealt with if possible. 6/10
14. May (2002)*
The story of a very strange and disturbed young woman and how she tries to make friends. Angela Bettis is excellent in this wonderfully weird story which is well paced and has a good supporting cast. You can't help feeling sympathetic toward May to the very end. 8/10
15. Panic Beats (1983)*
Due to the wife's heart condition a couple relocates to the husband's childhood home which is supposed to be haunted by the spirit of one of his ancestors. Good Paul Naschy vehicle starts off strong with some very atmospheric moments but then gets a bit dull in the middle. Things pick up as the body count begins to rise. Nice ending to a fairly standard story. 6/10
16. Totem (1999)*
Interesting, fairly original spin on cabin in the woods theme becomes convoluted almost to the point of incomprehensibility. Nice creature designs and adequate acting keep things entertaining. 5/10
17. Queen of Blood (1966) (MGM Limited Edition Collection)
Earth sends a rescue ship when an alien ambassador crashes on Mars. An old favorite gets even better due to an excellent new transfer. Much of the atmosphere comes from the Russian scenes but the American scenes do a good job maintaining the strangeness. 7/10
18. Blood Bath (1966)* (MGM Limited Edition Collection)
An artist, famous for his macabre paintings, is haunted or possibly possessed by an evil ancestor. Strange little movie is not always clear on what's going on but has some very effective scenes and a good cast. 6/10

October 07
19. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)*
Scream Queen: Heather Langenkamp
Wes is working on a new Freddy movie while stars from previous films are having bad dreams. Wow, a suspenseful, creepy, sometimes scary Freddy movie? Its hard to believe. Some of the atmosphere and tension evaporate when Freddy finally fully appears but the movie still holds up to the end. May be my favorite NOES film. 7/10
20. From Beyond (1986)
Scream Queen: Barbara Crampton
Experiments designed to stimulate the pineal gland reveal mind shattering terrors. Lots of slimy ickiness and action but not all that much atmosphere. Entertaining in a messy kind of way. 5/10
21. Don't Go Near the Park (1979)*
Scream Queen: Linnea Quigley
A brother and sister are cursed to live for 12,000 years, aging but not dying. Film starts strong then loses all momentum when smart ass kid Nick and old fart Aldo Ray are introduced. When things pick up again the movie goes all WTF which actually is a good thing and avoids disaster. Hard to believe this was a Video Nasty. 6/10
22. ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011)*
Scream Queen: Danielle Harris
ChromeSkull gets better but he's not the only one on a rampage. Not quite as intense as the first one due to reveals about the killer and a ChromeSkull wannabe running around. Still the gore level is high and tension is maintained. The background info does make this film interesting if less "pure" than the first. 7/10
23. The Plague of Zombies (1966)*
A professor of medicine and one of his former students investigate a strange illness that is killing young men and women in an isolated village. Pretty standard stuff and ultimately predictable but very well done with a good cast and effective score. 7/10

October 08
24. The Exorcist III (1990)* (The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology)
A police detective tries to solve a series of gruesome murders which have certain aspects in common with those committed by a serial killer who has been dead for fifteen years. Pretty well done tale of possession has a nice buildup and some very creepy moments. Loses a bit of steam when certain rants go on for far too long but it's still an absorbing film. 7/10

October 09
25. Zombie Holocaust (1980)* (The Zombie Pack 2)
A search for the cause of an outbreak of cannibalism in New York City leads investigators to a small island in the East Indies. There are NO frakkin' zombies in this movie at all! Cannibals, brain transplants, gore, but no zombies! Well, maybe one or two but they are very questionable mainly because by then you're not really sure what's going on. Still, an OK watch. 5/10
26. Black Demons (1991)*
An unstable young man records a Macumbe (Brazilian voodoo) ceremony with terrible results. Here there be zombies! Kind of dull really, way too talky and a couple of the actors are pretty poor. No gut munchin' but plenty of eyeball pokin'. Kills are few and far between. 4/10

October 10
27. Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
A gangster helps smuggle out the Cuban treasury after Castro's revolution. Played strictly for laughs with a really silly looking monster that gets to go on a nice rampage at the end. I often find the humor in Corman's movies to be painful but this was at least mildly amusing with a couple of good lines. 4/10
28. The Incredible Melting Man (1977)* (MGM Limited Edition Collection)
An astronaut caught in a solar flare while in space returns to Earth horribly transformed, needing to consume living human flesh to survive. Very good low budget monster on the loose film is a cut above many due to outstanding gore and melting man effects which hold up well even today. If not a full body rubber suit, at least the head, face and hands are covered. 6/10
29. Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) (MGM Limited Edition Collection)
A stone figure without any facial features is found during excavations at Pompeii and it soon becomes apparent that the figure is alive. Interesting and well done variation on a mummy movie. OK script and acting with some scenes being particularly well photographed. Some good creepy scenes. Much better than I remembered - maybe helped by a nice clean image. Premier gorilla suit man Charles Gemora is credited for the costume. 6/10

October 11
30. Hour of the Wolf (1968)* Streaming Netflix
A painter is haunted by incidents from his past. I liked this and my liking grew the more I reflected on it as if pieces fell into place. It doesn't seem like a horror movie until the last 20-30 minutes but then tension just keeps growing and once horrible things begin happening they are quite shocking. Sounds, like the wind and ocean, are used very effectively and the film is filled with memorable images. 8/10
31. Marebito (2004)*
A video cameraman discovers a vast underground and returns with a strange, human like creature. Except for one sequence, the journey underground, the film doesn't work for me. Each part is interesting while happening but nothing ever comes together and several plot elements are brought up and then just dropped. At other times significant events happen and I can't figure out why. That journey beneath Tokyo really creeped me out though. 5/10

October 12
32. Collinsville (2003)* (BCI Scared Stiff 10 Movies)
A teenage girl and her father move to small town Collinsville from New York and she gets interested in local history, especially Kane Barker owner of the long-closed ax factory who ended up murdering his wife. Strange. The first 50 minutes tells this story, the last 30 minutes is like a special feature making-of session. The story part works very well for a low budget indie film but there are significant plot gaps. Another 5-10 minutes of story instead of the 30 minute faux special feature would have helped a lot. 4/10
33. Chopping Mall (1986)* (Lionsgate Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
A group of mall employees, having an after hours party in one of the stores, is threatened by newfangled security robots run amok. Lots of fun with some likeable characters that help make the movie enjoyable. The right movie at the right time gets a 7/10.
34. Class of 1999 (1990)* (Lionsgate Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
A high school in the middle of a gang war zone gets three robotic teachers to educate and discipline. Think Mad Max goes to high school and meets The Terminator. Lots of action but that's about it and its fairly stupid on many levels. No surprises and no particularly likeable characters. 5/10
35. Beneath Loch Ness (2002)* (Echo Bridge Sharks, Piranhas, & Monsters 6 Movie Pack)
Researchers find something really big swimming around in Loch Ness. This movie sucked. It seems to have every cliche ever used in a Syfy movie and most of the characters range from annoying to total dicks. Much of the "action" is either character bickering or authority figures being dicks. The monster is generic and the effects are poor. Painful to sit through. The wrong movie at the wrong time gets a 1/10.

October 13
36. Final Exam (1981)*
At the end of finals' week a bunch of stereotypes run though some typical college hijinks until the killing begins. Very bland almost bloodless slasher with a soundtrack written by someone who studied the music from Halloween very carefully. The kills are unimaginative and the slasher looks like Micky Dolenz all pumped up on steroids. Subpar. 4/10
37. Sweet Sixteen (1982)*
The sheriff of a small Texas town is suddenly faced with multiple murders and all the victims are somehow related to a 15 year old girl who has just moved to town. Strong cast, suspenseful kills, and a darned good mystery story. Nice small town atmosphere and characters. Kind of a giallo set in Texas. 7/10
38. Slaughter High (1986)* (Lionsgate Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
A group of friends from high school gather at their old school for what the think is a reunion on the anniversary of the day one of their pranks accidentally disfigured the class nerd. Fun, variety of kills, some rather gruesome if a bit predictable. Interesting finish. Takes place on April Fool's Day. 6/10
39. Jessie James Meet Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)*
40. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966)*
A William "One Shot" Beaudine double feature that actually played together at one time. The titles pretty much say it all for these simple B movies. Both are entertaining although I liked Billy the Kid a bit more since it was faster paced with more action while JJ was a little talky. Both films featured great sheriffs. In JJ Jim Davis was a bundle of coiled energy while longtime B-movie and serial badman Roy Barcroft did a good job in his more fatherly role in Billy the Kid. Both get 5/10.

October 14
41. The Boogens (1981)*
Attempts to reopen a long abandoned silver mine result in a series of deadly events in the surrounding area. Usually the kind of movie I really like, this one just never gels for me. There's nothing major wrong with it, although some dialog is rather awkward, and the end is fun but along with the creature design, the movie is bland. 5/10
42. The Strangeness (1980)*
Some people explore an abandoned gold mine to determine whether it would be worth reopening. Very low budget but the cave sets are very impressive and realistic looking and provide a good sense of confined spaces. The action is often confusing and hard to follow but the acting is pretty good for this type of product. Good creature design but crude stop motion work. 4/10
43. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) (Echo Bridge Sharks, Piranhas, & Monsters 6 Movie Pack)
Title creatures stuff humans into an under-swamp cave for snacking. Nice B-movie goodness from the Cormans. The creatures don't look that good and the acting leaves a lot to be desired but it has an effective swampy feel to it. 5/10

October 15
44. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)*
Dr. F needs info concerning the preservation of brains after death but the man who perfected the technique is now totally insane. Solid entry in the Hammer series. Cushing's Frankenstein is scarier and more of a psychopath than ever. The horror comes from the doctor's madness rather than any gore of which there is little. 6/10
45. House of Frankenstein (1944) (Frankenstein, The Legacy Collection)
Karloff gets to be the doctor while Glenn Strange plays the monster in this creature fest containing two stories linked by Karloff and his hunchbacked assistant Daniel. Almost every Universal horror player of the 1940's take part with Chaney as The Wolfman and Carradine as Dracula and including J.Carrol Naish, George Zucco, and Lionel Atwill. 5/10

October 16
46. Zombie Lake (1981)*
Dead Nazi soldiers rise from a lake when a girl goes skinny dipping. They start attacking the nearby village after a whole bunch of girls go skinny dipping all at once. Green faced Nazi zombies and lots of breasts (I lost count at 20) should have keep me more interested. Admittedly I was really tired and kept dozing off but I usually like this kind of stuff a lot more. 3/10

October 17
47. The Possession of Joel Delany (1972)*
The brother of a wealthy divorcee begins acting strangely and she eventually suspects supernatural forces are at work. Very slow build up works OK but the payoff was very disappointing for me -- the evilness looked silly and was hard to take seriously. There was a really creepy brother-sister relationship that was nicely done but none of the main characters were appealing. Really needed a few cuts as well. 5/10
48. Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008)*
A company provides replacement organs for generous payment plans but you'd better not fall behind! Great movie! I really liked the sets, the cast, the music, the story, just everything. Granted the songs are not particularly catchy but they work well telling the story. 9/10

October 18
49. Cold Prey (2006)*
One of five friends out snowboarding breaks his leg so everyone must take shelter in a nearby deserted lodge. Of course, they are not alone. Outstanding example of cabin in the woods type film. Predictable to some extent, there are some nice touches that make it a bit different than most. Excellent execution all around with a couple serious jumps and one cringe-worthy scene for me. Satisfying and interesting finish. 8/10
50. Phase IV (1974)*
Two scientists in a small research facility in the Arizona desert study the ants in the surrounding area who have started to behave abnormally after an unspecified celestial event. Fascinating story, almost poetic, with amazing use of insect photography to help tell the story. The ants almost become a character. No huge special effects and little gore but the film is still chilling. Really wish there had been a commentary or other supplements. 9/10

October 19
51. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)*
A musician accidentally kills a mysterious man who was following him and is then tormented by letters, phone calls and even photos of the deed. Slowly paced but always interesting with some very suspenseful scenes. Kills are shown from the perspective of the murderer which is clever but doesn't always work that well. Identity of killer not a huge surprise. 6/10
52. Seed of Chucky (2004)*
Chucky and Tiffany are back with a new addition to the family. Loved this! I laughed continuously for the first hour or so. Full of crude, stupid, bloody humor which is apparently just what I needed late on Friday night because it all worked perfectly. I was kind of lukewarm on the offspring until Glenda showed up. Also good to see John Waters in the cast. 8/10

October 20
53. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1974)* (aka Dan Curtis' Dracula)
Excellent adaptation of the novel covers several aspects not in the Lugosi version and a few extra touches thrown in by screenwriter Matheson work well. Although not as creepily atmospheric as the Lugosi version there is a strong sense of period and some fine acting. Jack Palance is imposing as Dracula but doesn't really have that many lines although he snarls well. Very pleased. 7/10
54. The Return of the Ape Man (1944)* (Sinister Cinema DVD)
Bela is a scientist studying suspended animation who is able to revive a prehistoric man who was frozen alive in a glacier. Trouble follows. Monogram/Sam Katzman cheapie but still entertaining. John Carradine has a good supporting role. Nice lab set. 5/10
55. The Black Cat (1934) (The Bela Lugosi Collection)
Due to a bus accident a young newlywed couple must stay at the home of a brilliant but dangerous architect. Perhaps the strangest and most disturbing of the classic Universal horror films. Directed and based on a story by Edgar G. Ulmer with modernistic sets every bit as creepy as the old castles found in other films. Karloff and Lugosi both have meaty roles and both are outstanding. 9/10
56. Sisters (1973)*
A reporter for a small newspaper sees a murder through an apartment window but when the police arrive there is no evidence of a crime. Suspenseful and well acted. The final, full revelation is very creepy. 7/10
57. Pharaoh's Curse (1957) (MGM Limited Edition Collection)
58. Voodoo Island (1957)*
Another actual double feature, this one torn straight from the drive-in screens of the 1950's. Both are basic B-movies. Curse is an interesting take on a mummy movie pretty well acted with good sets. Although Island has Boris Karloff in a good role, playing a debunking author, there are a lot of slow spots. The voodoo aspect is handled well and there are no less than three different kinds of people eating plants on the island which the ten-year old brain buried deep in my skull thought was pretty darned cool. 6/10 and 5/10 respectively.

October 21
59. Pontypool (2008)*
One snowy, cold morning a small town radio station in Canada begins getting reports of strange and violent events. Intense, very gripping, and a wonderfully clever new take on infections but it didn't entirely work for me. The ideas were thought provoking but not always convincing. 7/10
60. The Fields (2011)*
A boy whose parents are having marital problems is sent to live with his paternal grandparents for a while and their farm comes under attack by mysterious forces. Slow build does a good job establishing characters and once the tension begins it just keeps on mounting. The resolution is a little ambiguous but satisfying. 8/10
61. Invisible Invaders (1959)
Invaders from the moon animate corpses in order to conquer the world. A good B movie cast and a great bunker set keeps my inner ten-year old very happy. 6/10

October 22
62. Stir of Echoes (1999)*
After being hypnotized at a party a man begins to have visions and strange dreams. Excellent little ghost story set in modern Chicago, well paced with good acting and solid characters. Few real scares but a good mysterious atmosphere and a satisfying end. 7/10
63. The Howling (1981)
A TV anchor woman helps track down a serial killer but discovers something even more horrible. A different take on werewolves. The effects don't hold up a well and you might like and the overall look of the creatures doesn't grab me. I thought it was more suspenseful when I first saw it during its theatrical release but I did remember the ending so that may be why. 6/10

October 23
64. Spider Forest (2004)*
A TV reporter investigating a supposedly haunted forest discovers two dead bodies in an isolated cabin and is chased by a shadowy figure and seriously injured. Beautifully filmed, low key, complicated story told in a non-linear manner. Confusing at times it does seem to all hang together at the end but a second viewing is mandatory (but not right now of course). 6/10

October 24
65. The Wizard of Gore (1970)* (Herschell Gordon Lewis Box)
Montag, Master of Illusion, performs horrible, gory tricks on volunteers from his audience but of course no one is really injured ... for now. More Herschell Gordon Lewis fun. The gore is plentiful and really really icky although not always anatomically correct (how many livers does a person have anyway?). Acting is typical for low budgets but like many of HGL's pictures I found this one entertaining. The end is very lame however, leaving much unexplained. 5/10

October 25
66. The Forest (1980)*
Four backpackers run into a few ghosts and a hungry madman with a big knife. Low key slasher-in-the-woods movie has lots of background on the killer and some very bloodless kills. Lacks any suspense or tension. Not unlikeable but missing quite a lot. 4/10
67. Apollo 18 (2011)*
The last, unreported Apollo mission was for the DOD and was supposed to set up part of a missile defense system but much more was actually involved. Well done, but by now pretty standard, found footage film. Tension builds nicely but the finish is predictable. Still a good watch. 6/10

October 26
68. 100 Tears (2007)* Streaming Netflix
Two tabloid reporters investigate a relation between a series of recent grisly murders and others as far back a 20 years ago. Very very gory killer clown movie with the biggest damn cleaver I've ever seen. Female lead is quite good but the male lead, who is also the writer, should stick to writing. Surprisingly watchable although tedium starts setting in before the movie ends. 5/10
69. The Orphanage (2007)*
A couple's adopted son disappears and the mother will not let anyone or anything stop her from finding him. Excellent take on the classic ghost story, plays by the rules, has some chills and a wonderful finish. 9/10

October 27
70. Revenge in the House of Usher (1985)* (The Orloff Collection)
What happens when a mad scientist gets old, feeble, and senile but still has a beautiful young daughter who needs constant transfusions of fresh human blood? Slowly paced but kind of interesting although not much really happens. Lots of flashbacks from The Awful Dr. Orloff. Dreamlike quality enhanced by score, often just a string quartet. I kind of liked it. 6/10
71. The Mist (2007)*
Following a severe storm, a strange mist that hides something terrible appears. This is a great movie, basically a disaster movie with monsters. Tense and absorbing throughout but also very depressing at the end. Whole cast does a good job. 8/10
72. Primal Rage (1988)*
A baboon which has reacted poorly to synthetic protein experiments bites a student. Campus carnage follows. Much better than I expected. Standard characters, well paced, acceptable acting, solid makeup and effects, a great score (Simonetti) and a cool 80's vibe. Great fun. 7/10
73. Howling 2: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1986)*
Picks up shortly after The Howling, an occult investigator is on the trail of Stirba, leader of the werewolves. Starts out OK but things begin to go awry when the scene shifts to Transylvania. The whole hidden society of monsters has never appealed to me and everything becomes just a bit too much over the top. Even Sybil Dannings' costumes look clunky and awkward although she is in one of the best scenes of the movie which is replayed over and over again during the credits. A chore to get through. 4/10
74. From a Whisper To a Scream (1987)*
Four tales of terror hosted by Vincent Price. All four stories are average with two slightly better than the others. Competently done time killer, nothing outstanding. 5/10
75. Hatchet (2007)*
A group of people trapped in the swamp after their boat sinks are pursued by a horrible monster. Goes in a few directions I don't care for but is a more than competent slasher with a variety of gory kills and some good touches of humor. End is unsatisfying. 6/10
76. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1987)*
As part of a sorority initiation two pledges have to steal a bowling trophy but the one they get contains a nasty surprise. Silly fun with a couple of real laughs although most of the humor fall flat (The Imp). Always nice to see Buck Flowers do his thing and a good amount of nudity helped. Harmless and mildly entertaining but a good way to wrap up a Marathon of the Damned. 4/10

October 28
77. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)* (German Horror Classics)
Eerie tale of a traveling showman who has complete control over his main attraction, a somnambulist. Disorientating sets and good acting, especially Werner Krauss as Caligari. 7/10
78. The Loreley's Grasp (1973)*
Officials are at a loss to explain a series of murders during which the victim's heart is torn out. Take a scaly green monster, mix with legends of the Rhinegold, season with a bit of creepy atmosphere and a solid scare or two and you'd get this entertaining mix. 6/10
79. The Car (1977)* hosted by Svengoolie VHS taped off TV
A large black car with supernatural powers terrorizes a desert community. Cast has lots of familiar faces but the film is pretty average. Watching with Sven helped. 5/10
80. Halloween (2007)*
Michael Myers for a new generation -- too bad I'm part of the old one. Lots of background on MM, maybe too much. Good cast though Laurie is kind of bland. Captures a bit of the magic in the pool sequence. Taken on its own a good basic slasher movie. 7/10
81. Herschell Gordon Lewis The Godfather of Gore (2010)*
Good overview of HGL's film career but very little about his life before and after. Lots of interviews with HGL. film critics/historians, and actors and crew members. Just about the right number of film clips. 6/10

October 29
82. Maniac (1980) with commentary by William Lustig and Andrew. W. Garroni
I enjoy hearing tales of low budget film making and this commentary is full of good ones.
83. Marsupials: The Howling III (1987)* (Timeless Media Group: Howling Trilogy)
Were-creatures are people too except they can turn into vicious, snarling beasts and summon huge hairy monsters from the spirit world and stuff like that. Certainly a different take on werewolves but kind of a mess of a movie that doesn't seem to know what it wants to be or even what story it wants to tell. An easier watch than 2 but not by much. 4/10

October 30
84. Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988)*
A writer on the verge of a breakdown and her husband rent an isolated cabin near a small town in the hills. Howling ensues. Finally a solidly watchable Howling sequel telling a fairly coherent story. The makeup is OK in some scenes, poor or minimal in others. There are a few nice touches but I really have no idea what the title is referring to. 5/10
85. Night Child (1975)*
A girl, traumatized after witnessing her mother burning to death, accompanies her father (who she is very fond of) to Italy where things take a turn for the worse. Slowly paced with suggestions of the supernatural, it is rather effective. No real chills but feelings of underlying menace and uncertainty. 6/10
86. Frankenstein (1931) (Frankenstein, The Legacy Collection)
I have mixed feelings about most of the Universal Frankenstein films. I get the whole sympathy for the monster deal but a savage rampage or two would certainly help things out. The first half of this film is very dark and moody, really excellent. Then things brighten up a lot but become darker and more uncertain with the reintroduction of the monster until the spectacular ending. 8/10

October 31
87. Halloween (1978)
10/10
88. The Thing From Another World (1951)
9/10

Theme Nights:
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Cessation City - Urban Horror - Candyman
-X- 10/02: Peace, Love & Dismemberment - 1960's Horror Cinema - Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
-X- 10/03: The Doctor is In ...sane - Medical Horrors - Mansion of the Doomed
-X- 10/04: Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Meta Horror Films - Waxwork
-X- 10/05: Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Exploitation Horror - Maniac
-X- 10/06: Movies That Mess With Your Head - "Exploding Head" Horror - Dawn of the Dead Extended Version
-X- 10/07: Day of the Pissed Off Woman - Scream Queens - Wes Craven's New Nightmare Heather Langenkamp
-X- 10/08: The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Remakes Vs. Sequels - The Exorcist III
-X- 10/09: Dawn of the Decaying - Zombie Films - Black Demons
-X- 10/10: Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - Rubber Suit Horror Films - Creature From the Haunted Sea
-X- 10/11: Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Arthouse Horror Films - Hour of the Wolf
-X- 10/12: When Metal Meets Flesh - Killer Robots / Evil Technology - Chopping Mall
-X- 10/13: Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Teen Screams - Final Exam
-X- 10/14: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - The Boogens
-X- 10/15: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - House of Frankenstien
-X- 10/16: Die You Nazi Bastards! - Third Reich Terrors - Zombie Lake
-X- 10/17: Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Apartment Horror - The Possession of Joel Delany
-X- 10/18: Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - NetherHorror Vs. Norwegian Horror - Cold Prey
-X- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Four Flies on Grey Velvet
-X- 10/20: Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - Bela @ 130 & Bram @ 165 - Dan Curtis' Dracula
-X- 10/21: The Earth Died Screaming - Apocalyptic Horror - Pontypool
-X- 10/22: The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone - Cinema Inspired By Richard Matheson - Stir of Echoes (based on novel by RM)
-X- 10/23: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Spider Forest (Korean)
-X- 10/24: Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - Grave Robbing Horror - The Wizard of Gore
-X- 10/25: It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Campground Tales - The Forest
-X- 10/26: For God's Sake, Get Out! - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - The Orphanage
-X- 10/27: Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea - Revenge in the House of Usher
-X- 10/28: On the Highway to Hell - Road Terrors - The Car
-X- 10/29: Lychanthrope Lunacy - Werewolves & Were-Creatures - Marsupials: The Howling III
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Night Child
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween (1978)

Checklist and Decade Graph:
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Decade Graph

--- 1890 -
--- 1920 -1
--- 1930 -11
--- 1940 -111
--- 1950 -111151
--- 1960 -11115111151
--- 1970 -111151111511115
--- 1980 -1111511115111151111511
--- 1990 -11115111
--- 2000 -11115111151111
--- 2010 -11115

Checklist

Watch a film starring:
-X- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown - May (AB) / 100 Tears (RB)
-X- Caroline Munro - Maniac
-X- Danielle Harris - ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2
-X- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre - The Boogie Man Will Get You (PL)
-X- John Agar - Invisible Invaders
-X- Kane Hodder - Hatchet
-X- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) - Revenge in the House of Usher
-X- Max von Sydow - Hour of the Wolf
-X- Michelle Bauer - Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama
-X- Oliver Reed - Paranoiac

Watch a film composed by:
-X- Bernard Herrmann - Sisters
-X- Ennio Morricone - Four Flies on Grey Velvet
-X- Pino Donaggio - Seed of Chucky

Watch a film directed by:
-X- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza - The Loreley's Grasp (de Ossorio)
-X- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski - Sisters (De Palma)
-X- George A. Romero - Dawn of the Dead Extended Version
-X- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale - Frankenstein (1932) (JW)
-X- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu - Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (KK) / Marebito (TS)

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) - The Mist
-X- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) - Primal Rage (CR)
-X- Rick Baker - The Incredible Melting Man

Watch a film written by:
-X- Jimmy Sangster - Paranoiac

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - The Cabin in the Woods seen in 2D
-X- Anthology Film - From a Whisper To a Scream
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Hour of the Wolf
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Don't Go Near the Park
-X- Based on a Novel - The Exorcist III based on novel Legion by William Peter Blatty
-X- Cannibalism - Zombie Holocaust
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Svengoolie hosting The Car
-X- Comedy / Spoof - The Boogie Man Will Get You
-X- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films - Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
-X- Documentary - Herschell Gordon Lewis The Godfather of Gore
-X- Extraterrestrial - Queen of Blood
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - The Howling 1-4
-X- Film and its Remake - Halloween (1978), Halloween (2007)
-X- Found Footage - Apollo 18
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Panic Beats
-X- Giallo - Four Flies on Grey Velvet
-X- J-Horror - Marebito
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Phase IV (normal sized ants)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Night Child
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Seed of Chucky
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Dan Curtis' Dracula
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Incredible Melting Man
-X- Mummy - Pharaoh's Curse
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror Repo: The Genetic Opera
-X- Nazi - Zombie Lake
-X- Psychological - May
-X- Rape / Revenge - Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Maniac
-X- Takes Place in Space - Queen of Blood
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween (1978)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Creature From the Haunted Sea
-X- Vampire - Dan Curtis' Dracula
-X- Werewolf - The Howling
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Night of the Beast
-X- With Commentary - Maniac (1980) with William Lustig and Andrew W. Garroni
-X- Zombie - Dawn of the Dead Extended Version

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, DVD The Blood Beast Terror
-X- Second format, Streaming Mansion of the Doomed
-X- Third format, VHS taped off TV The Car

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Japanese, Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
-X- Second language, Spanish, Panic Beats
-X- Third language, Swedish, Hour of the Wolf

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
-X- 1920 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-X- 1930 - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- 1940 - The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)
-X- 1950 - Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
-X- 1960 - The Blood Beast Terror (1968)
-X- 1970 - Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
-X- 1980 - Waxwork (1988)
-X- 1990 - Night of the Beast (1993)
-X- 2000 - May (2002)
-X- 2010 - The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - The Blood Beast Terror
-X- PG - Phase IV
-X- PG-13 - Beneath Loch Ness
-X- R - Candyman
-X- X / NC-17 - 100 Tears
-X- Unrated - Pontypool

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen (novella)

* = Can also be viewed in 2D.

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☼ = First time viewing

Personal goals: Watch 60 movies, complete checklist
Total watched: 54
First time viewings: 26


DVD: 23
TV: 13.5
YouTube/other online: 17.5


October 1-7
1. Home for the Holidays (1972) 6/10 YouTube
2. Castle of Blood (1964) ☼ 4/10 DVD
3. Re-Animator Resurrectus (2007) ☼ 8/10 DVD
4. Doctor X (1932) ☼ 5/10 TV-Turner Classic
5. Mark of the Vampire (1935) 7/10 TV-Turner Classic
6. House of Dracula (1945) 5/10 TV-Turner Classic
7. Insidious (2010) ☼ 4/10 DVD
8. The Black Room (1935) 6/10 DVD
9. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) ☼ 6/10 DVD
10. Before I Hang (1940) ☼ 3/10 DVD
11. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942) ☼ 4/10 DVD
12. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) ☼ 3/10 YouTube


October 8-14
13. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) 5/10 DVD
14. The Black Cat (1934) 8/10 DVD
15. The Uninvited (1944) 7/10 TV-Turner Classic
16. The Deadly Mantis (1957) 3/10 DVD
17. Ghost Town (2009) ☼ 2/10 TV-SciFi Channel
18. Hasta el viento tiene miedo (1968) ☼ 5/10 YouTube

October 15-21
19. Curse of the Undead (1959) ☼ 7/10 StageVu
20. The Mummy (1959) 5/10 DVD
21. Nightmare (1964) 4/10 DVD
22. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) 10/10 DVD
23. Werewolf Woman (1976) ☼ 4/10 YouTube
24. Horror of Dracula (1958) 6/10 DVD
25. Lovely Molly (2011) ☼ 3/10 DVD
26. The Call of Cthulhu (2005) 8/10 DVD
27. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) ☼ 7/10 TV-Turner Classic
28. Diary of a Madman (1963) ☼ 5/10 TV-Turner Classic
29. The Lorelei's Grasp (1976) ☼ 3/10 YouTube
30. Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978) ☼ 2/10 YouTube


October 22-28
31. Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (1974) 7/10 DVD
32. Marebito (2004) 8/10 YouTube
33. Night of the Blood Beast (1958) ☼ 1/10 YouTube
34. The Sweet Body of Deborah (1968) ☼ 6/10 YouTube
35. The Tomb of Ligeia (1965), with Roger Corman commentary 3/10 DVD
36. The Raven (1963) 5/10 TV-Turner Classic
37. The Fall of the House of Usher (1949) ☼ 4/10 TV-Turner Classic
38. MST3K: The Leech Woman 5/10 YouTube
39. MST3K: The Screaming Skull 3/10 YouTube
40. Tourist Trap (1979) ☼ 6/10 YouTube
41. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) 8/10 DVD
42. A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011, 4/10) ☼ TV-Turner Classic / Boris Karloff's Thriller: The Purple Room (1960, 6/10) ☼ YouTube
43. Village of the Damned (1960) 7/10 TV-Turner Classic
44. House of Wax (1953) 5/10 TV-Turner Classic
45. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 6/10 DVD
46. The Phantom of the Opera (1925) 10/10 TV-Turner Classic


October 29-31
47. The Fury of the Wolfman (1972) ☼ 4/10 YouTube
48. Dead of Night (1945) ☼ 7/10 YouTube
49. Army of Darkness (1992) 8/10 DVD
50. The Old Dark House (1932) 7/10 YouTube
51. Dementia 13 (1963) ☼ 5/10 TV-Turner Classic
52. The Manster (1959) ☼ 5/10 YouTube
53. Spider Baby (1964) 8/10 DVD
54. The Haunting (1963) 10/10 DVD



Checklist:
Spoiler:

Watch a film starring:
--- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown -
--- Caroline Munro - Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter
--- Danielle Harris -
--- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre - The Boogie Man Will Get You
--- John Agar -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) -
--- Max von Sydow -
--- Michelle Bauer -
--- Oliver Reed -

Watch a film composed by:
--- Bernard Herrmann -
--- Ennio Morricone -
--- Pino Donaggio - Tourist Trap

Watch a film directed by:
--- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza - The Lorelei's Grasp
--- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski -
--- George A. Romero -
--- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale - I Walked With A Zombie
--- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu - Marebito


Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) -
--- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) -
--- Rick Baker -

Watch a film written by:
--- Jimmy Sangster - Nightmare


Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film - House of Wax (viewed in 2D)
--- Anthology Film - Dead of Night
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
--- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Witch Who Came from the Sea
--- Based on a Novel - Horror of Dracula
--- Cannibalism - Mountain of the Cannibal God
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - MST3K: The Leech Woman
--- Comedy / Spoof - The Raven
--- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films - Castle of Blood
--- Documentary - Re-Animator Resurrectus
--- Extraterrestrial - Night of the Blood Beast

--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake - Mystery of the Wax Museum/House of Wax
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Created Woman
--- Ghost / Haunting - The Haunting
--- Giallo - The Sweet Body of Deborah
--- J-Horror - Marebito

--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie - Home for the Holidays
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Deadly Mantis
--- Mummy - The Mummy (1959)

--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Tourist Trap
--- Takes Place in Space -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Vampire - Curse of the Undead
--- Werewolf - The Fury of the Wolfman

--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary - The Tomb of Ligeia
--- Zombie - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue


Watch films in at least three formats:
--- YouTube, Home for the Holidays.
--- DVD, Castle of Blood.
--- Television (TCM), Doctor X / Mark of the Vampire / House of Dracula.


Watch films in at least three languages:
--- English, Mark of the Vampire.
--- Spanish, Hasta el viento tiene miedo.
--- Japanese, Marebito.


Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 - The Phantom of the Opera
--- 1930 - The Black Cat
--- 1940 - The Uninvited
--- 1950 - The Deadly Mantis
--- 1960 - Frankenstein Created Woman
--- 1970 - The Lorelei's Grasp

--- 1980 -
--- 1990 - Army of Darkness
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 - Insidious

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG - I Walked With A Zombie
--- PG-13 - Insidious
--- R - The Witch Who Came from the Sea

--- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated - Mountain of the Cannibal God

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL

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Horror Movie Challenge 2012


Goal of the Challenge - 100 films *Achieved at 10:44pm on October 21



Personal Goals-completed
1) To beat my 2009 performance of 50 films *Achieved at 3:27pm on October 9
2) To complete the checklist *Achieved at 1:10am on November 1
3) To watch at least one film corresponding to each theme night Achieved at 7:31pm on October 31
4) To use this challenge as a happy diversion from daily crap *Achieved!

I will use a letter grade scale A+ - F

The Money Shot! is reserved for films which have a notably sexy standout shot, scene, or sequence. Some will have NSFW spoiler tags (when pictures featuring nudity are included).
I note if films appear on the Checklist, Theme Nights, and/or Subset Films.
Lastly, I indicate which format, online streaming, or cable channels that I watched each film on.

denotes first time viewing.

September 30-Dusk
001. Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962) Checklist - Theme Night; Criterion DVD - Grade: B+
002. Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls (Adam Grossman-Ian Kessner, 1998) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C+
003. Children of the Corn (Fritz Kiersch, 1984) Checklist; DVD - Grade: C+

October 1
004. Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (James D.R. Hickox, 1995) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C+
005. Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (Greg Spence, 1996) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C
006. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (Ethan Wiley, 1998) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C+
007. Pinocchio's Revenge (Kevin Tenney, 1996) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+ Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
Evil Pinocchio just "wants to learn about women's bodies" by spying on beautifully naked nanny Sophia (Candace Mackenzie) after her shower.

008. The Dark Half (George A. Romero, 1993) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+
009. Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (Stacy Title, 2006) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D
010. Forbidden World (Alan Holzman, 1982) Checklist; Blu-ray - Grade: C+ Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
There are several sexy scenes in the film (including full frontal by both female characters), but the highlight for me is Tracy Baxter (Dawn Dunlap) "sunbathing" in the starship sauna.

011. ATM (David Brooks, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD Screener - Grade: B+
012. Intruder ("Night Crew" Workprint Version) (Scott Spiegel, 1989) Checklist - Theme Night; Limited Edition Synapse DVD-r #250/500 - Grade: A-
013. Hostel: Part III (Scott Spiegel, 2011) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD - Grade: B
014. 1313: Cougar Cult (David DeCoteau, 2012) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: F

October 2
015. The Terror (Roger Corman, 1963) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D
016. The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire) (Jean Rollin, 1968) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D
017. The Night Flier (Director's Cut) (Mark Pavia, 1997) Checklist DVD-r - Grade: B+
018. 976-Evil (Robert Englund, 1988) Checklist Crackle - Grade: A-

October 3
019. Edge of Sanity (Gérard Kikoïne, 1989) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: A-
020. Bad Dreams (Andrew Fleming, 1988) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD - Grade: B+ COMMENTARY with director Andrew Fleming - Interesting perspective of a first-time filmmaker working with top talents. Some tasty tidbits and not just sycophantic flattery. He discusses problems, accidents, and touchy on-set relations in a few spots. Recommended.
021. Sisters (Brian DePalma, 1973) Checklist - Theme Night; Criterion DVD - Grade: B+
022. Visiting Hours (Jean-Claude Lord, 1982) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD - Grade: A-
023. 976-Evil II (Jim Wynorski, 1992) Checklist; DVD - Grade: C
024. Frankenstein General Hospital (Deborah Roberts, 1988) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: B-

October 4
025. Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody (Lee Roy Myers, 2012) Checklist; Gamelink VOD - Grade: F SPECIAL REVIEW: Yes, I watched an overlong porn parody of Buffy for the checklist. Lexi Belle is appropriately cast as a poor man's SMG, but Jessie Andrews was more spirited in her interpretation of Willow (a character I've typically found a bit irritating in the actual series). Pretty surprised there was no girl/girl scene with her since we know where her character ends up. It appears that the writers only watched Buffy up until she was about to start college. There is some dialogue pretty much directly lifted from the show, but this fails to truly comes across as parody. It's lazy imitation at best. There are some okay special effects and even vampire makeup, but there is barely an attempt to tell a simple story and characters like Spike (Michael Vegas) and Angel (Rocco Reed) function only to have requisite sex cameos. The sex is boring and artificial. I was hoping maybe something more taboo like Giles (Tom Byron) getting it on with Willow to spice things up. Nope. This is so by-the-numbers and sterile that it might as well be on the Disney channel. Money Shot! Surprise, surprise...there are a few real ones here. I'll spare you the details, but here's a look at Belle as Buffy:
Spoiler:

026. Burnt Offerings (Dan Curtis, 1976) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: A-
027. Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 1984) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+
028. TerrorVision (Ted Nicolaou, 1986) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+
029. Waxwork (Anthony Hickox, 1988) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD - Grade: A

October 5
030. Chaos (Unrated Director's Cut) (David DeFalco, 2006) RIP: Sage Stallone (1976-2012) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: C
031. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (Joe D'Amato, 1977) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: C+
032. Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except (Josh Becker, 1985) Checklist - Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: B+
033. What Have You Done to Solange? (Massimo Dallamano, 1975) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: A Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
There is an impressive girl's school shower scene involving an entire class that pre-dates the opening sequence of Carrie and rivals Porky's voyeuristic centrepiece.

034. Psycho Cop (Wallace Potts, 1989) Checklist; DVD-r - Grade: D-
035. The Victim (Michael Biehn, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: F

October 6
036. Terror Firmer (Lloyd Kaufman, 1999) Theme Night; YouTube - Grade: D-
037. The Black Cat (Il gatto nero) (Luigi Cozzi as Lewis Coates, 1989) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B-
038. Touch of Death (Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio) (Lucio Fulci, 1988) Checklist - Theme Night - Subset Film; YouTube - Grade: B+

October 7
039. The Return of the Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon, 1985) Checklist - Theme Night - Subset Film; Blu-ray - Grade: A Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
Naked scream queens always dance on your grave!

040. Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (Jason Paul Collum, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD Screener - Grade: B+
041. Ice Scream (R.M. Romano-Ronn Singh-Derek Zemrak, 1997) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: D+
042. Girls School Screamers (John P. Finnegan, 1986) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: D
043. Popcorn (Mark Herrier, 1991) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: B
044. One Dark Night (Tom McLoughlin, 1982) Checklist ; DVD-r - Grade: C
045. Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader in 3D* (Kevin O'Neill, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; Epix - Grade: B+

October 8
046. Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (Chris Angel, 2001) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C
047. Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (Chris Angel, 2002) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D
048. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (Anthony Hickox, 1992) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C
049. Mother's Day (Darren Lynn Bousman, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night - Subset Film; DVD-r - Grade: B+

October 9
050. Blackout (Douglas Hickox, 1985) Checklist; DVD-r - Grade: B-
051. I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) Checklist - Theme Night; Turner Classic Movies - Grade: C *Personal Goal #1 Achieved
052. Needful Things (Fraser Clarke Heston, 1993) Checklist; YouTube - Grade: C+
053. The Ghost Galleon (El buque maldito) (Amando de Ossorio, 1974) Checklist - Theme Night; YouTube - Grade: D+
054. Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (William Butler, 2011) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B SPECIAL REVIEW: It's been years since I watched anything from Full Moon, and it's obviously been too long. I was inspired by fellow challengers that seemed to be enjoying earlier entries in this series. This was my initiation to the deadly doughboy and he certainly delivered enough cruel kills and bad puns to make me feel like the kid in the candy store. The flick is funniest when it directly parodies iconic films in clever setpieces. Look for The Silence of the Lambs, Porky's, and Carrie in refreshing lampoons that send up both dialogue and visuals. I'm a fan of horror comedy done crudely and done right and while our little killer may be sugar-coated, he's anything but sweet. Have a look at our munchable murderer below!
Spoiler:
Gingerdead Man is back and he's ready to kill Disco!


October 10
055. Curse of the Faceless Man (Edward L. Cahn, 1958) Checklist - Theme Night; ClassicMoviesEZ Internet Television - Grade: D
056. Octoman (Harry Essex, 1971) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D+
057. Swamp Thing (Wes Craven, 1982) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+

October 11
058. Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD Screener - Grade: A-
059. Entrance (Dallas Richard Hallam-Patrick Horvath, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix Canada Streaming - Grade: A-
060. Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes) (Jaume Balagueró, 2011) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD Screener - Grade: A
061. Bruiser (George A. Romero, 2000) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B
062. Dust Devil (Richard Stanley, 1992) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C

October 12
063. The Terminators (Xavier S. Puslowski, 2009) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C-
064. Death Machine (Stephen Norrington, 1995) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C+
065. The Stepford Children (Alan J. Levi, 1987) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: C
066. Class of 1999 (Mark L. Lester, 1990) Checklist - Theme Night - Subset Film; DVD - Grade: B
067. Evolver (Mark Rosman, 1995) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+
068. Android (Aaron Lipstadt, 1982) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D-

October 13
069. The Final (Joey Stewart, 2010) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+
070. Forget Me Not (Tyler Oliver, 2009) Checklist - Theme Night - Subset Film; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B+
071. Mortuary (Howard Avedis, 1983) Checklist; DVD - Grade: C+
072. Halloween II (TV Edited Version) (Rick Rosenthal, 1981) Checklist; DVD - Grade: B

October 14
073. Buried Alive (Gérard Kikoïne, 1990) Theme Night; DVD - Grade: C-
074. Raw Meat (Death Line) (Gary Sherman, 1973) Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D
075. Stag Night (Peter A. Dowling, 2011) Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: C+
076. The Legacy (Richard Marquand, 1978) Checklist; YouTube - Grade: A

October 15
077. Desperation (Mick Garris, 2006) Checklist; YouTube - Grade: C-
078. Frankenstein '80 (Mario Mancini, 1972) Checklist - Theme Night; YouTube - Grade: B-
079. Excision (Richard Bates Jr., 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: A-

October 16
080. The Keep (Michael Mann, 1983) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D+
081. Crawlspace (David Schmoeller, 1986) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B-
082. Chained (Jennifer Lynch, 2012) Checklist; Blu-ray - Grade: A

October 17
083. The Landlady (Robert Malenfant, 1998) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C-
084. Famine (Ryan Nicholson, 2012) Checklist; DVD-r - Grade: F
085. The Sentinel (Michael Winner, 1977) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: A-

October 18
086. American Horror Story: Asylum ("Welcome to Briarcliff"; Bradley Buecker, 2012) F/X Canada - Grade: A
086. 666 Park Avenue ("Pilot"; Alex Graves, 2012) ABC - Grade: B+
087. Amphibious in 3D* (Kevin O'Neill, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r- Grade: C-
088. Open House (Andrew Paquin, 2010) DVD-r - Grade: B

October 19
089. Dexter: Season 7 ("Are You...?"; John Dahl, 2012) Theme Night; Showtime HD - Grade: A-
089. Dexter: Season 7 ("Sunshine and Frosty Swirl"; Steve Shill, 2012) Theme Night; Showtime HD - Grade: B+
090. Jack the Ripper (Jess Franco, 1976) RIP: Lina Romay (1954–2012) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: C+
091. A Bay of Blood (Twitch of the Death Nerve) (Mario Bava, 1971) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming- Grade: C-
092. Mountaintop Motel Massacre (Jim McCullough Sr.) RIP: Jim McCullough Sr. (1928-2012) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming- Grade: D+
093. Girls Gone Dead (Michael Hoffman Jr.-Aaron T. Wells, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D-

October 20
094. Dracula 2000 (Patrick Lussier, 2000) Checklist - Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: C-
095. White Zombie (Victor Halperin, 1932) Checklist - Theme Night - Subset Film; YouTube - Grade: C
096. Silent Rage (Michael Miller, 1982) RIP: William Finley (1940–2012) Checklist; Netflix Canada - Grade: B+ Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
A biker party is broken up by Norris and goofy Stephen Furst, but not before we get some titties from a few of the skanky babes...this meant a lot to me as a kid.


October 21
097. Phantasm II (Don Coscarelli,1988) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix Canada - Grade: B+
098. The Fog (Rupert Wainwright, 2005) Checklist; Netflix Canada - Grade: C
099. Legion (Scott Stewart, 2009) Checklist - Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: C+
100. Creepshow (George A. Romero, 1982) Checklist; Mayfair Theatre - Grade: B+

October 22
101. Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out) (Lewis Jackson, 1980) Checklist; DVD-r - Grade: A
102. The Comedy of Terrors (Jacques Tourneur, 1963) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: D+
103. The Bermuda Triangle (René Cardona Jr., 1978) Checklist; Rifftrax - Grade: D COMMENTARY with Rifftrax - This was my first Rifftrax commentary experience. I've listened to other fan commentaries of this nature and several MST3K movies, so I tend to like the formula. Occasionally here, I felt like the jokes were a bit too "written" and lacked the spontaneity and the freshness that I prefer in this kind of thing (Dr. Action and the Kick-Ass Kid commentaries never feel this scripted to me). That was my only beef. There were moments when the team let down their guard and laughed as the film itself was so ridiculous it just begged for this kind of treatment. I'll probably try a few more Rifftrax titles in the future. Recommended with minor reservations.

October 23
104. Dexter: Season 7 ("Buck the System"; Stefan Schwartz , 2012) Showtime HD - Grade: B+
104. Dexter: Season 7 ("Run"; John Dahl, 2012) Showtime HD - Grade: A-
105. Trick or Treat (Charles Martin Smith, 1986) Checklist DVD-r - Grade: B
106. My Demon Lover (Charlie Loventhal, 1987) Checklist DVD-r - Grade: F
107. The Shock Labyrinth in 3D* (Takashi Shimizu, 2009) Checklist - Theme Night Netflix US Streaming - Grade: F

October 24
108. The Fall of the House of Usher (Jean Epstein, 1928) Checklist; YouTube - Grade: B-
109. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (John Erick Dowdle, 2009) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: B
110. Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert, 1989) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix Canada - Grade: B+

October 25
111. Silent Hill: Revelation in 3D (Michael J. Bassett, 2012) Checklist; Cinema - Grade: D-
112. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (Wes Craven, 1984) Checklist - Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: C-
113. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Danny Steinmann, 1985) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD - Grade: B COMMENTARY with Danny Steinmann, Michael Felsher, John Shepherd and Shavar Ross - Amusing commentary with a group of guys that keep things more entertaining than informative. There are only a handful of useful or insightful reflections upon the filmmaking. But this is no less engaging because the participants enjoy each other's company and aren't afraid to occasionally poke fun at themselves and the film's abundant flaws. Recommended for a good time, and this film is probably my third favorite in the series. Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
According to the commentary, Debi Sue Voorhees (no relation to Jason) became a school teacher...damn, she must have given a few guys their first woodies.


October 26
114. Paranormal Activity 4 (Henry Joost-Ariel Schulman, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night; Cinema - Grade: B
115. The Innkeepers (Ti West, 2012) Checklist - Theme Night - Subset Film; Blu-ray - Grade: B+

October 27
116. There's Nothing Out There (Rolfe Kanefsky, 1992) Checklist - Theme Night ; Blu-ray - Grade: C-
117. Pieces (Juan Piquer Simón, 1983) Checklist - Theme Night ; Blu-ray - Grade: A- Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
Pieces has some of the craziest murder set pieces around, but nothing tops the blood-soaked romp with a killer on a waterbed...now that's exploitation, folks!


October 28
118. Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz, 1986) Checklist; Cinema - Grade: B+
119. The Pack (The Long Dark Night) (Robert Clouse, 1977) Checklist; DVD-r - Grade: C+
120. Trucks (Chris Thomson, 1997) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: C-
121. Wheels of Terror (Christopher Cain, 1990) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: B-

October 29
122. Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (Philippe Mora, 1985) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: D+ Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
You knew some Werewolf Bitch tits were coming at you courtesy of the lovely Sybil Danning, didn't you?

123. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (Jeff Burr, 1990) Checklist; Cinema - Grade: C
124. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (Kathi Castillo, 2000) Checklist - Theme Night; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C-


October 30
125. Attack of the Puppet People (Bert I. Gordon, 1958) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: B-
126. Night Visitor (Rupert Hitzig, 1989) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD - Grade: B
127. The Pyx (The Hooker Cult Murders) (Harvey Hart, 1973) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD - Grade: D

October 31
128. Summer of Fear (Stranger in Our House) (Wes Craven, 1978) Checklist; DVD-r - Grade: B+
129. Night of the Demons (Adam Gierasch, 2009) Checklist - Theme Night; Blu-ray - Grade: C- Money Shot! NSFW below
Spoiler:
"She stuck a lipstick in her boob and it fell out of her pussy!...Okay?"

130. Tricks or Treats (Gary Graver, 1982) Checklist - Theme Night; DVD-r - Grade: C
131. 100 Tears (Marcus Koch, 2007) Checklist; Netflix US Streaming - Grade: C
132. Vamps (Amy Heckerling, 2012) Checklist; DVD-r - Grade: C+

COMING SOON to My List


Final Stats-completed
Spoiler:

Total viewings= 132
Checklist=Complete
Theme Nights=Complete

First Time Viewings = 118 out of 132
Formats Viewed (Blu-ray, Streaming via multiple services and YouTube, DVD, DVD-r)
Personal Goal (51 films, achieved and surpassed)
Decades Viewed 1920s - 2010s

And not all of these are stats, but mentioning little things like the following (if they apply) would help:

which, if any, of the optional lists you completed - No optionals (wanted to read a book but was watching too many films)
if you're a first timer - Third time...did it 2007 and 2009. This was by far my best performance
equipment failures -nope
commentary listens -Two, one on the DVD for Bad Dreams with director Andrew Fleming and the other a Rifftrax on The Bermuda Triangle. *I reviewed both of these commentaries on this page.
total time viewed (if you included running times)-Didn't include it.
marking your list as complete-Indicated final tally.
past years you participated - think just 2007 and 2009, but maybe another half-hearted attempt somewhere. I would consider this my third attempt.(if you didn't participate last year, otherwise I can copy & paste it from last year's results thread)


The Almighty Checklist-completed
Spoiler:

Watch a film starring:
--- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown - 100 Tears
--- Caroline Munro - The Black Cat
--- Danielle Harris - The Victim
--- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre - The Comedy of Terrors
--- John Agar - Attack of the Puppet People
--- Kane Hodder - Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
--- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) - Jack the Ripper
--- Max von Sydow - Needful Things
--- Michelle Bauer - 1313: Cougar Cult; Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era
--- Oliver Reed - Burnt Offerings

Watch a film composed by:
--- Bernard Herrmann - Sisters
--- Ennio Morricone - What Have You Done to Solange?
--- Pino Donaggio - Crawlspace

Watch a film directed by:
--- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza - The Ghost Galleon
--- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski - Sisters
---George A. Romero - The Dark Half; Bruiser
--- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale - I Walked with a Zombie; The Comedy of Terrors
--- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu - The Shock Labyrinth

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) - Intruder ("Night Crew" workprint version); [I]The Night Flier (Director's Cut version); Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3
--- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) - Frankenstein '80
--- Rick Baker - Octoman

Watch a film written by:
--- Jimmy Sangster - The Legacy

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film - Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader ; Amphibious; The Shock Labyrinth* watched in 2D Silent Hill: Revelation watched in RealD 3D
--- Anthology Film - Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - What Have You Done to Solange?
--- Appears on Video Nasties List - Visiting Hours
--- Based on a Novel - The Dark Half; Needful Things; Desperation; The Keep; Pet Sematary
--- Cannibalism - Chaos; Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - The Bermuda Triangle
--- Comedy / Spoof - Frankenstein General Hospital; Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody; TerrorVision; Ice Scream; Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader; Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver
--- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films - Intruder ("Night Crew" workprint version);Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except; Christmas Evil
--- Documentary - Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era
--- Extraterrestrial - Forbidden World; TerrorVision
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Children of the Corn; Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest; Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering; Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
--- Film and its Remake -Carnival of Souls; Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls
--- Found Footage - The Poughkeepsie Tapes
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein General Hospital; Frankenstein '80
--- Ghost / Haunting -Carnival of Souls; Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls; Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror;[I] The Terror ; Girls School Screamers ; The Fall of the House of Usher
--- Giallo - What Have You Done to Solange?
--- J-Horror - The Shock Labyrinth
--- Killer / Evil Animal - The Pack
--- Killer / Evil Child - Children of the Corn; Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest; Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering; Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror; Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3
--- Killer / Evil Doll - Pinocchio's Revenge
--- Made-for-TV Movie - Blackout (HBO); The Stepford Children
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Forbidden World; TerrorVision; Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell; Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver; Curse of the Faceless Man;Octoman
--- Mummy - Waxwork; Curse of the Faceless Man
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Trick or Treat
--- Nazi - The Keep; Crawlspace
--- Psychological -Carnival of Souls; Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls; Twixt
--- Rape / Revenge - Chaos; Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except; What Have You Done to Solange?; The Victim
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Dark Half; ATM; Intruder ("Night Crew" workprint version); Edge of Sanity; Chaos What Have You Done to Solange?; Psycho Cop; The Victim;Touch of Death; Ice Scream; Popcorn; Mother's Day;Christmas Evil
--- Takes Place in Space - Forbidden World; Android
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Christmas Evil; ATM (Christmas holidays); Night of the Comet (Christmas holidays)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Ghost Galleon; Amphibious; The Bermuda Triangle
--- Vampire -The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire); The Night Flier (Director's Cut version); Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody; Twixt
--- Werewolf - Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Children of the Corn; Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest; Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering;1313: Cougar Cult; 976-Evil ; Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals;Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except; The Black Cat; Needful Things; Dust Devil ; Desperation
--- With Commentary - Bad Dreams
--- Zombie - Night of the Comet; Waxwork; The Return of the Living Dead; One Dark Night; The Ghost Galleon

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (DVD), (Carnival of Souls; Children of the Corn;Hostel: Part III; Bad Dreams; Sisters; Visiting Hours; 976-Evil II; Waxwork)
--- Second format, (Netflix Streaming), (Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls; Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest; Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering; Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror; Pinocchio's Revenge; The Dark Half; Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror; 1313: Cougar Cult; The Terror ;The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire); Edge of Sanity; Burnt Offerings; Night of the Comet; TerrorVision)
--- Third format, (Blu-ray), (Forbidden World; Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except; The Victim; The Return of the Living Dead)

Watch films in at least three (foreign) languages:
--- First language, (Japanese), ( (戦慄迷宮?; The Shock Labyrinth)
--- Second language, (French), [The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire)]
--- Third language, (Spanish), (Sleep Tight; Mientras duermes)

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 - The Fall of the House of Usher
--- 1930 - White Zombie
--- 1940 - I Walked with a Zombie
--- 1950 - Curse of the Faceless Man
--- 1960 - Carnival of Souls; The Terror ; The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire); The Comedy of Terrors
--- 1970 - Sisters; Burnt Offerings; Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals; What Have You Done to Solange?;Octoman
--- 1980 - Children of the Corn; Forbidden World; Intruder ("Night Crew" workprint version); 976-Evil; Edge of Sanity; Visiting Hours; Night of the Comet; TerrorVision; Waxwork; Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except; Psycho Cop; The Black Cat; Touch of Death ; The Return of the Living Dead; Girls School Screamers ; One Dark Night; Blackout ; The Stepford Children
--- 1990 - Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls; Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest; Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering; Pinocchio's Revenge; The Dark Half; 976-Evil II; Terror Firmer; Popcorn; Needful Things; Dust Devil
--- 2000 - Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror; Chaos; Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell
--- 2010 - ATM; Hostel: Part III; 1313: Cougar Cult; Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody; The Victim; Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era; Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader ; Mother's Day; Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver; Twixt; Entrance


Watch a film for each rating:
--- G - Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman; Carnival of Souls (Approved)
--- PG -The Terror; I Walked with a Zombie; Swamp Thing
--- PG-13 - Night of the Comet
--- R - Wes Craven Presents: Carnival of Souls; Children of the Corn; Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest; Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering; Pinocchio's Revenge; Forbidden World; ATM; The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire); The Night Flier (Director's Cut version); 976-Evil; Edge of Sanity; Visiting Hours; 976-Evil II; Frankenstein General Hospital; TerrorVision; Waxwork; What Have You Done to Solange?; Psycho Cop; The Victim; Terror Firmer; The Black Cat; The Return of the Living Dead; Popcorn; Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell;Mother's Day; Needful Things; The Ghost Galleon; Twixt ; Entrance
---X / NC-17 - 100 Tears
--- Unrated - Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror; Intruder ("Night Crew" workprint version); Hostel: Part III; 1313: Cougar Cult; Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX: A Parody;Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except; Touch of Death; Curse of the Faceless Man

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL


Theme Nights-completed
Spoiler:

--- 10/01: Cessation City - Urban Horror - Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest; Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror; ATM; Intruder ("Night Crew" workprint version); Hostel: Part III
--- 10/02: Peace, Love & Dismemberment - 1960's Horror Cinema - The Terror ; The Rape of the Vampire (Le Viol du Vampire)
--- 10/03: The Doctor is In ...sane - Medical Horrors - Edge of Sanity; Bad Dreams; Sisters; Visiting Hours; Frankenstein General Hospital
--- 10/04: Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Meta Horror Films - Night of the Comet; TerrorVision; Waxwork
--- 10/05: Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Exploitation Horror - Chaos; Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals;Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except; What Have You Done to Solange?; The Victim
--- 10/06: Movies That Mess With Your Head - "Exploding Head" Horror - Terror Firmer; Touch of Death
--- 10/07: Day of the Pissed Off Woman - Scream Queens - The Return of the Living Dead; Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era; Ice Scream; Girls School Screamers ; Popcorn; Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader
--- 10/08: The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Remakes Vs. Sequels - Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell; Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled; Waxwork II: Lost in Time; Mother's Day
--- 10/09: Dawn of the Decaying - Zombie Films - I Walked with a Zombie; The Ghost Galleon
--- 10/10: Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - Rubber Suit Horror Films - Curse of the Faceless Man; Octoman; Swamp Thing
--- 10/11: Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Arthouse Horror Films - Twixt; Entrance; Sleep Tight; Bruiser; Dust Devil
--- 10/12: When Metal Meets Flesh - Killer Robots / Evil Technology - The Terminators; Death Machine; The Stepford Children; Class of 1999; Evolver; Android
--- 10/13: Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Teen Screams - The Final; Forget Me Not
--- 10/14: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - Buried Alive; Raw Meat; Stag Night
--- 10/15: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - Frankenstein '80; Excision
--- 10/16: Die You Nazi Bastards! - Third Reich Terrors - The Keep; Crawlspace
--- 10/17: Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Apartment Horror - The Landlady; The Sentinel
--- 10/18: Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - NetherHorror Vs. Norwegian Horror - Amphibious
--- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Dexter: Season 7; Jack the Ripper; A Bay of Blood; Mountaintop Motel Massacre; Girls Gone Dead
--- 10/20: Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - Bela @ 130 & Bram @ 165 - Dracula 2000; White Zombie
--- 10/21: The Earth Died Screaming - Apocalyptic Horror - Phantasm II; Legion
--- 10/22: The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone - Cinema Inspired By Richard Matheson - The Comedy of Terrors
--- 10/23: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - The Shock Labyrinth
--- 10/24: Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - Grave Robbing Horror - The Poughkeepsie Tapes; Pet Sematary
--- 10/25: It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Campground Tales - The Hills Have Eyes Part II; Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
--- 10/26: For God's Sake, Get Out! - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Paranormal Activity 4; The Innkeepers
--- 10/27: Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea - There's Nothing Out There; Pieces
--- 10/28: On the Highway to Hell - Road Terrors - Trucks; Wheels of Terror
--- 10/29: Lycanthrope Lunacy - Werewolves & Were-Creatures - Howling II: You Sister Is a Werewolf; Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
--- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Night Visitor; The Pyx
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related -Night of the Demons; Tricks or Treats


Subset Films-8/31 watched
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: clckworang - Blacula (1972)
--- 10/02: orlmac - The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
--- 10/03: Dimension X - The Dentist (1996)
--- 10/04: arw6040 - The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
--- 10/05: NoirFan - Count Yorga: Vampire (1970)
--- 10/06: Trevor - Touch of Death (1988)
--- 10/07: riotinmyskull - Return of the Living Dead (1985)
--- 10/08: DEEveeDEE3 - Mother's Day (2010)
--- 10/09: cwileyy - Deadgirl (2008)
--- 10/10: Screwadu - Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
--- 10/11: Mister Peepers - Dead of Night (1945)
--- 10/12: LJG765 - Class of 1999 (1990)
--- 10/13: indiephantom - Forget Me Not (2009)
--- 10/14: edwardnortonfan - Buried (2010)
--- 10/15: SterlingBen - Frankenhooker (1990)
--- 10/16: Viewaskewbian - Chillerama (2010)
--- 10/17: rbrown498 - Noroi: The Curse (2005)
--- 10/18: terrycloth - Saint Nick (2010)
--- 10/19: Bladz - Deep Red (1975)
--- 10/20: BobO'Link - White Zombie (1932)
--- 10/21: SethDLH - Stake Land (2010)
--- 10/22: shellebelle - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
--- 10/23: ororama - A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
--- 10/24: tarfrimmer - I Sell the Dead (2008)
--- 10/25: Darth Maher - Lake Mungo (2008)
--- 10/26: Chad - The Innkeepers (2011)
--- 10/27: Undeadcow - Fascination (1979)
--- 10/28: jmsmath - Rubber (2010)
--- 10/29: Darkgod - Night of the Werewolf (1981)
--- 10/30: J. Farley - The Pyx (1973)
--- 10/31: Gobear - Murder Party (2008)

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

2012 October Horror Movie Challenge

Goal: 50 entries

☼ = First Time Viewing

DVD | Blu-ray | Theater | TV / DVR

October 1
01. Candyman (1992)Started off with Candyman because it has been sitting unwatched on my shelf for nearly two years and it fit as a theme night selection and couldn't have enjoyed it more. The 90's were not kind to horror, but this is an exception. 7/10
02. April Fool's Day (1986)Look up snooze fest in the dictionary and this movie has to be there. It was all I could do to stay awake. I watched the remake a couple of years ago, and while not great, I don't remember it being this bad. 2/10
03. Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)Starts off a little slow, but really ramps in the last half and finishes strong. Takes a few liberties with vampire mythology, but not enough to affect by enjoyment of the film. 6/10
04. The Reaping (2007)This was very meh. I firmly believe there's a good film in there somewhere just waiting to be released, but this was not it. 4/10

October 2
05. Chamber of Horrors (1966)I'm usually not too fond of 50's or 60's horror, but this is an exception. I absolutely loved it. I do have to laugh, however, when a film gives audible and video warnings just before the graphically horrific scenes so the weak stomached can look away. 6/10
06. The Mummy (1959)Fairly standard retelling of The Mummy story. Entertaining but I felt like I had seen it all before. 5/10
07. The Shortcut (2009)Another film that had a ton of potential but never delivered. I kept waiting for it to turn the corner into a good horror film, but it just never happened. Good creepy performance from Raymond Berry, however. I would love to see him in more horror films; he seems like such a natural. 4/10
08. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)Loved every gore induced moment of it!!! Did get a little weird at the end, but I loved it so much up to that point, I can overlook the flaws. 8/10

October 3
09. Insanitarium (2008)Not very good, but does get an extra point because of the gore factor. 4/10

October 4
10. Scream (1996)I had avoided this because it didn't look like something that would appeal to me. It really wasn't what I expected and turned into a fairly average slasher flick with a little comedy thrown in. I did, however, appreciate the homage to other horror films. 6/10

October 5
11. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)I really enjoyed this one, although I would only consider it borderline horror. 7/10

October 7
12. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)Pretty standard Hammer film from the era. Always good, but never great. 6/10

October 8
13. The Pyx (1973)Fairly typical 70's era film, good movie, but nothing really stands out about it. Another film I would barely consider borderline horror. 5/10
14. Daybreakers (2009)This was more up my alley. A unique take on the vampire story, and surprisingly, I loved it. One of the better films I've seen this month. 7/10
15. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)This may be my favorite film of the month so far. Much more brutal and graphic than the original, and in my opinion, a better movie. 8/10

October 9
16. Day of the Dead (1985)I don't know; this seems to be fairly well respected based on its 7.4 rating on IMDB, but I just didn't love it. Maybe my expectations were a little high based on how much I enjoyed Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. 5/10
17. Films to Keep You Awake: To Let (2006) This is the fifth of the six Films to Keep You Awake series I've watched, and this is by far the best of the lot so far. Some genuinely creepy moments and the first true horror film I encountered fro the series. 6/10

October 10
18. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)A true classic. 7/10

October 12
19. FeardotCom (2002)This was potential here. Unfortunately, it never came together and we're left a mess of a movie. 3/10
20. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)I really enjoyed this one. I'm finding as I get older, I have much more appreciation for the older classics. 7/10

October 13
21. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)Fairly typical slasher. Not horrible, but nothing really new to see here either. 5/10

October 15
22. Alone in the Dark (2005)Directed by Uwe Boll and Tara Reid playing an anthropologist. That should tell you all you need to know about this film. 1/10
23. Jekyll + Hyde (2006)Modern day Jekyll & Hyde story. Again, this is a movie that had potential, but never delivered. 3/10
24. The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)I didn't expect much going into this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. It seems as though I had heard nothing but hate for it, but it's not that bad. 6/10
25. Frontier(s) (2007)Very good film, but nowhere near as graphic or disturbing as I had heard. Not sure how it got its NC-17 rating, but still worth a watch. 7/10

October 16
26. Outpost (2008)Loved this one, one of my favorites of the challenge thus far. Discovering these hidden gems are what the challenges are all about for me. 7/10
27. Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985)Pretty good anthology film. Really enjoyed the Quitters, Inc. and The General segments. 6/10
28. Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007)Proves that it takes a little more than hot chicks and aliens to make a decent movie. 3/10
29. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)This seems to be one of those polarizing films that everyone either loves or hates. Put me on the loves side. Yeah, it could probably have done with one less twist at the end, but I loved t so much to that point, I can forgive that. 7/10
30. Seventh Moon (2008)This is what happens when a good concept is put in the hands of an incompetent director. Dark scenes, shaky camera work and quick cuts make this film almost unwatchable. 3/10

October 17
31. Trog (1970)Watched this for the Joan Crawford check on the checklist and because it was in my unwatched pile. Those are the only reasons I can think of to watch it. 3/10
32. Scar 3D (2007)This wasn't as horrible as I expected, but if you watch it, don't watch it in 3D. I did and it washed nearly all the color out of the film. There is some decent gore and the story is not all that bad. 5/10
33. The Echo (2008)Average ghost story that wastes a good creepy setting. Still not sure I fully understand everything that happened at the end. 5/10

October 18
34. The Tattooist (2007)Starts slow, but comes together in the end to make for a decent movie. Watched it because it was on one of the lists for the theme night, but not sure how or why if qualifies. 5/10
35. Whisper (2007)Surprisingly good film about a kidnapped kid who make things happen with his mind. 6/10
36. Otis (2008)Love, love, loved it!!! Good gore and comedy elements make for a fun ride. Great over the top performance from Jere Burns and a very witty script to boot! 9/10
37. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)Another very enjoyable early 80's slasher film. Don't know how I had missed this all these years. 6/10

October 19
38. The Hills Run Red (2009)Better than your average DTV slasher film. 5/10

October 20
39. The Body Snatcher (1945)Good film that contains more horror elements than typically seen in movies from this era. Great performance from Boris Karloff and a nice twist or two along the way make this a must watch. 7/10
40. Rattlers (1976)I hate snakes!!! 4/10

October 21
41. Carriers (2009)Not really sure what the point of this movie was. More unanswered questions than answered ones by the end. 4/10

October 22
42. Duel (1971)Pretty good early effort from Spielberg; however, I felt like it needed to be longer. I still have questions I want answered like what triggered the "chase" to begin with. I feel like there must be more to it than what was shown. 7/10

October 23
43. Ringu (1998)Very good, but I think I prefer the American remake better. I might not feel that way had I seen this version first. 7/10
44. Devil (2010)Typical M. Night film with all the twists, but I think it works here. I had wanted to see this since it was in the theaters, but never got around to it. 7/10

October 24
45. The Wizard of Gore (1970)I struggled to stay awake through this one. I really thought I would love it, but I really didn't enjoy it much at all. I don't know, maybe it was my mood or I was too tired or something. I may have to give it another shot someday. 3/10

October 25
46. Wrong Turn (2003)Really enjoyed this one. It's never bad to watch Eliza Dushku running around, but many of the characters fall into the typical horror movie trap: they really do stupid things and react in unrealistic ways. Still enjoyed it even with its stereotypical characters. 6/10

October 26
47. Rasen (1998)Decent follow-up to Ringu. Not scary in the least, but pretty good character development and an interesting storyline. 6/10

October 27
48. Sinister (2012)Starts out very slow, in fact it was all I could do to keep my eyes open during the first 30-45 minutes, but then it picks up and turns into one of the better horror releases. Good creepy atmosphere, a pretty good plot and a good performance from Ethan Hawke make for a good movie. 7/10
49. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)Weakest of the franchise thus far, but still better than many recent horror films. Not sure how much farther they can go with these, but I'm sure they'll squeeze every last penny out of them. 6/10
50. The Face at the Window (1939)

October 28
51. Rubber (2010)I'm not sure what to think about this one. On one hand, it's brilliant and on the other hand, it's hard to take seriously because it's so stupid. I love the concept and really wanted to love the movie; however, something about it just rubs me the wrong way. 5/10

October 29
52. Wolf (1994)More of a love story than a horror movie. Well done, but I would have liked to see more of the transformations. A little weak on the werewolf action, but that's okay. It's still a pretty good film. 6/10

October 30
53. The Exorcist (1973)Yes, that ☼ next to the title is correct!!! I'm almost ashamed to publicly acknowledge that I had never seen this classic. While I didn't find it particularly scary, it is creepy and an effective film and I thoroughly enjoyed it. One of these challenges, I'll get around to seeing the sequels. 8/10
54. Ringu 2 (1999)What a mess!!! After one really good movie (Ringu) and one pretty good one (Rasen), this is a total clusterf***. I went into it with such high hopes, but they were quickly dashed. I had no idea what was happening most of the time. 2/10

October 31
55. Ringu 0 (2000)Massive improvement over the horrible Ringu 2. The biggest problem with this is it's a prequel, so if you've watched the films in release date order, you know how it ends. Still, maybe the creepiest of the anthology. The last thirty minutes were some of the best film watching of the month for me. 6/10
56. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)You now, the Ernest movies are so stupid, it's hard to admit I like them; however, they have such heart and charm about them, it's hard not to like them. 6/10

Theme Nights:
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Cessation City - Urban Horror - Candyman (1992)
-X- 10/02: Peace, Love & Dismemberment - 1960's Horror Cinema - Chamber of Horrors (1966)
-X- 10/03: The Doctor is In ...sane - Medical Horrors - Insanitarium (2008)
-X- 10/04: Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Meta Horror Films - Scream (1996)
-X- 10/05: Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Exploitation Horror - I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
-X- 10/06: Movies That Mess With Your Head - "Exploding Head" Horror - Daybreakers (2009)
-X- 10/07: Day of the Pissed Off Woman - Scream Queens - The Pyx (1973)
-X- 10/08: The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Remakes Vs. Sequels - I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
-X- 10/09: Dawn of the Decaying - Zombie Films - Day of the Dead (1985)
-X- 10/10: Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - Rubber Suit Horror Films - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- 10/11: Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Arthouse Horror Films - I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
-X- 10/12: When Metal Meets Flesh - Killer Robots / Evil Technology - FeardotCom (2002)
-X- 10/13: Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Teen Screams - I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
-X- 10/14: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - Alone in the Dark (2005)
-X- 10/15: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - Jekyll + Hyde (2006)
-X- 10/16: Die You Nazi Bastards! - Third Reich Terrors - Outpost (2008)
-X- 10/17: Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Apartment Horror - The Echo (2008)
-X- 10/18: Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - NetherHorror Vs. Norwegian Horror - The Tattooist (2007)
-X- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - The Hills Run Red (2009)
-X- 10/20: Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - Bela @ 130 & Bram @ 165 - The Body Snatcher (1945)
-X- 10/21: The Earth Died Screaming - Apocalyptic Horror - Carriers (2009)
-X- 10/22: The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone - Cinema Inspired By Richard Matheson - Duel (1971)
-X- 10/23: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - Ringu (1998)
-X- 10/24: Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - Grave Robbing Horror - The Wizard of Gore (1970)
-X- 10/25: It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Campground Tales - Wrong Turn (2003)
-X- 10/26: For God's Sake, Get Out! - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Rasen (1998)
-X- 10/27: Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea - Sinister (2012)
-X- 10/28: On the Highway to Hell - Road Terrors - Rubber (2010)
-X- 10/29: Lychanthrope Lunacy - Werewolves & Were-Creatures - Wolf (1994)
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - The Exorcist (1973)
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)


Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
-X- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown - Scar 3D (2007)
-X- Caroline Munro - Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)
--- Danielle Harris -
-X- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre - Trog (1970)
--- John Agar -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) -
-X- Max von Sydow - The Exorcist (1973)
--- Michelle Bauer -
--- Oliver Reed -

Watch a film composed by:
--- Bernard Herrmann -
-X- Ennio Morricone - Wolf (1994)
--- Pino Donaggio -

Watch a film directed by:
--- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza -
--- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski -
-X- George A. Romero - Day of the Dead (1985)
-X- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale - I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
--- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) - FeardotCom (2002)
--- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) -
-X- Rick Baker - Wolf (1994)

Watch a film written by:
-X- Jimmy Sangster - The Mummy (1959)

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Scar 3D (2007)
-X- Anthology Film - Stephen King's Cat's Eye (1985)
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
-X- Based on a Novel - The Pyx (1973)
-X- Cannibalism - Insanitarium (2008)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Otis (2008)
-X- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films - The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial - Decoys 2: Alien Seduction (2007)
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Ringu (1998), Rasen (1998) & Ringu 2 (1999)
-X- Film and its Remake - I Spit on Your Grave (1978) & (2010)
-X- Found Footage - Sinister (2012)
-X- Frankenstein - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - Ringu (1998)
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Rattlers (1976)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Whisper (2007)
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Films to Keep You Awake: To Let (2006)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1959)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nazi - Outpost (2008)
-X- Psychological - The Echo (2008)
-X- Rape / Revenge - I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
--- Takes Place in Space -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- Vampire - Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)
-X- Werewolf - Wolf (1994)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Reaping (2007)
--- With Commentary -
-X- Zombie - Day of the Dead (1985)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, DVD, Candyman (1992)
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, The Reaping (2007)
-X- Third format, Theater, Sinister (2012)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Spanish, Films to Keep You Awake: To Let (2006)
-X- Second language, French, Frontier(s) (2007)
-X- Third language, Japanese, Ringu (1998)

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Face at the Window (1939)
-X- 1940 - I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
-X- 1950 - The Mummy (1959)
-X- 1960 - Chamber of Horrors (1966)
-X- 1970 - Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974)
-X- 1980 - April Fool's Day (1986)
-X- 1990 - Candyman (1992)
-X- 2000 - The Reaping (2007)
-X- 2010 - I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- PG - Rattlers (1976)
-X- PG-13 - The Shortcut (2009)
-X- R - Candyman (1992)
-X- X / NC-17 - Frontier(s) (2007)
-X- Unrated - The Midnight Meat Train (2008)



Final Stats:

First Time Viewings:
56/56 100%

Format:
DVD: 33
Blu-ray: 21
Theater: 2

Decades:
1930's: 1
1940's: 2
1950's: 3
1960's: 1
1970's: 8
1980's: 4
1990's: 8
2000's: 24
2010's: 5

Theme Nights:
31/31 100%

Checklist:
59/82 72%

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10/1
1. The Descent

10/2
2. The House on Haunted Hill (1959)

10/3
3.The House of the Devil

10/4
4. Hellraiser

10/7
5. Hellraiser II: Hellbound
6. Slither
7. Tucker and Dale vs Evil

10/9
8. Prometheus

10/14
9. Phenomena

10/15
10. The Mist

10/16
11. Land of the Dead

10/18
12. Prince of Darkness

10/19
13. Frankenweenie
14. Creepshow 2

10/20
15. Diary of the Dead

10/22
16. Bubba Ho-Tep

10/25
17. The Thing (2011)

10/27
18. The Thing (1982)

10/31
19. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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10/1
(1) Twilight Zone- 60 minutes.Robert Duvall Miniature. A man who falls in love with a doll in a doll house who he views that comes to life. Creepy. 8/10
(2) Creature from the Black Lagoon. (1954) Neat old time horror about a Gila Monster in the Amazon. I've always liked this one. A bit cheesy, but still I liked it. 7/10

10/2
(3) Brotherhood of Satan 1971 Fearnet. Strother Martin. I saw this listed on Fearnet and decided to check it out. Wasn't very impressive. A family gets involved in a town full of witches. 6/10
(4) Jess Franco's Dracula (1973) Christopher Lee. Franco's adaptation of the classic Dracula. Started out slowly but wasn't too bad. 7/10

10/3
(5) The Ring (2002) Naomi Watts. Good thriller about a dead girl in a well. 8/10
(6) The Night Stalker (1972) Darren McGavin. Made for TV thriller about a vampire running loose in Las Vegas in the 70's. Great old time monster TV movie. This takes me back to my early years. 9/10
(7) The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. (1974) Peter Cushing. Neat tale about vampires in an ancient asian setting. Complete with zombies coming out of their graves, which was pretty cool to watch 7/10

10/4
(8) Little Witches (1996) Fearnet .Catholic girls dabble into the supernatural just to have some fun and conjure up a demon. Wasn't very good. 4/10

10/5
(9) The Mummy's Hand (1940) Kind of an Abbot and Costello duo who track down a revitalized mummy in Egypt. Not bad had some old style humor to it. 7/10
(10) Subspecies (1991) Tale about a romanian vampire running about creating havoc from his castle. DVD video looked very washed out. Have to get the bluray to see if it's any better quality. 8/10
(11) Subspecies II Denise Duff. Okay sequel to the Subspecies genre. Even an appearance from " Mommy " Not as good as the first one though. 7/10

10/6
(12) Subspecies III (1993) Denise Duff. The third installment into the Subspecies marathon. Doesn't really differ from the other two. 7/10
(13) Carrie (1976) Sissy Spacek. Excellent horror classic that epitomizes the whole horror genre. 10/10

10/7
(14) Twins of Evil (1971) Peter Cushing. One of the better Hammer films. Concerning twin girls one good one evil, and their witch hunting uncle. 9/10
(15) House on Haunted Hill (1999) Geoffrey Rush. Neat movie concerning a bunch of people invited to a party that nobody invited them to. A good halloween movie. 8/10
(16) The Fog (1979) Adrienne Barbeau. A California town is invaded by a murderous, mysterious fog. 8/10

10/8
(17) The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) Peter Cushing. The legend of Frankenstein lives again. This time in numerous bodies. 7/10
(18) Night of the Demons (1999) Shannon Elizabeth. Angelica throws a Halloween party at a haunted mansion where the guests wake up the demons with the usual results.8/10

10/10
(19) The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) Ralph Bates. Sexy Frankenstein romp with a lot of cleavage to boot. Another one of my Hammer favorites. 7/10
(20) Dracula AD 1972 (1972) Peter Cushing. Dracula makes it into the 20th century where he carouses about with the hippie community. 7/10

10/11
(21) The Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Rick Moranis. A geek who works in a flower shop discovers an alien plant that takes over the world. 7/10

10/16
(22) The Evil (1979) Richard Crenna. He leads a troop of school / Rehab kids to a new facility to fix it up and awakens the devil. 7/10
(23) Dracula (1931) Bela Lugosi. The original Dracula classic that started it all. Although this is getting very outdated now, but still considered a classic. 8/10

10/17
(24) The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) Vincent Price. The great Price stars as a eccentric who entombs his sister to death to keep her at his home. Slow moving by today's standards but still an old classic. 8/10
(25) Fascination (1979) Jean Rollin. A thief stumbles across a castle inhabited by two gatekeepers who delay his exit anyway they can for a midnight rendezvous with other vampires at a midnight gathering. One of the better Rollin efforts. 8/10
(26) The Forsaken (2001) Kerr Smith. A man driving cross country gets involved with a vampire hunter and of course where there is a vampire hunter, vampires are sure to follow. 7/10
(27) American Horror Story Asylum (2012) FX. Jessica Lange. Good opening episode to what looks like a fun series. A psychotic nun runs the asylum. Love the Carrie theme music that I noticed in this episode. Good but too many commercials to ruin the mood. 8/10

10/18
(28) And Now the Screaming Starts (1973) Peter Cushing. Good English gothic tale about a newlywed and a centuries old curse. 9/10
(29) Slaughter of the Vampires (1962) Good low budget 1962 Italian vampire horror. The quality may not be the best as the voices are dubbed, but it's also very stylish. 7/10

10/19
(30) The Vampire Lovers (1970) Ingrid Pitt. One of the better Hammer vampire titles. The Karnstein family rakes havoc on a couple of well to do families. Always a good hit. 8/10
(31) Psycho II (1983) Anthony Perkins. Norman Bates returns after being released from prison for going on a famous killing spree. Better than the original movie. 8/10

10/20
(32) Freddy vs. Jason (2004) Robert Englund. Freddy needs Jason to do his bidding until he grows strong enough to take over. Then they clash for the right to be #1. 8/10
(33) Pitch Black (2000) Vin Desil (2000) Good sci-fi horror about a crew who lands on a deserted planet with cannibalistic beings. 9/10

10/21
(34) The Last Man on Earth (1964) Vincent Price. The only surviving man left on earth after a devastating virus claims the world population, or so it seemed. 7/10
(35) Vampire Journals (1996) David Gunn. Gotta love those European vampires. Great settings, gothic. A lot of fine women. 9/10

10/22
(36) Horror of Dracula (1958) Christopher Lee. Excellent adaptation of the Dracula theme. Hammer does an excellent job with the film. There isn't anything better than this one even the Universal movie can't compete with this one. 10/10

10/23
(37) Children of the Corn (1984) Linda Hamilton. Great early 80's horror movie concerning a religious cult of teen kids. 8/10
(38) Shadow of the Vampire (2001) Williem Dafoe. Excellent movie about the concept of what if the man who played the vampire in the Nosferatu movie actually was a vampire. Excellent, I enjoyed every minute of this movie. 10/10

10/24
(39) The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) Don Knotts. Light hearted change of pace here with the addition of a comedy. A meek newspaper man spends a night in a haunted house. 8/10
(40) American Horror Story (2012) Jessica Lange. Another good episode tonight surrounding an exorcism. These episodes would be a hell of a lot better without so many commercials that ruin the mood. 8/10
(41) Brides of Dracula (1960) Peter Cushing. A vampire romps through a girls school with obvious results. Good vibe here except for the stupid ending. 8/10

10/25
(42) The Wicker Man (1973) Christopher Lee. A policeman is summoned to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl. He then get's too involved with the locals and their search for something to enhance their crops for the upcoming year. A nice foreign, a bit outdated, film. 8/10
(43) Abraham Lincoln- Vampire Hunter (2012) Fantasy story about Lincoln and his vampire hunting days. I thought that this would be better than what it was. It was ok, but just ok. 7.5/10
(44) Tales of Terror (1962) Vincent Price. Three tales of old time horror. The best one was Morella. They should of made a whole full length movie about this one. 7/10

10/26
(45) Black Sunday-The Mask of Satan (1960) Barbara Steele. Dark, black early horror film. A Witch and her warlock are resurrected from the dead. This movie could use a remake and sprucing up a bit. 7/10
(46) An American Haunting (2006) Donald Sutherland. Concerns a family from the 19th Century in Tennessee who experience unexplained hauntings. 8/10
(47) Dressed to Kill (1980) Michael Caine. 80's type slasher crime-drama thriller. I actually saw this years ago when it was first released in the theaters. 9/10

10/27
(48) The Evil of Frankenstein. (1964) Peter Cushing. Baron Frankenstein get's pushed out of town and takes up shop in a familiar setting with the usual results. 7/10
(49) The Ninth Gate (2000) Johnny Depp. A book estimator gets involved with some supernatural dealings with his new client. 8/10

10/28
(50) Ghost Story (1981) Fred Astaire. Good film concerning a older group of men who share an decades long secret. 9/10
(51) Sleepy Hollow (1999) Johnny Depp. Great Halloween movie as Icabod Crane does the dirty deed by conquering the headless horseman. 10/10

10/29
(52) Blair Witch 2- Book of Shadows (2001) Follow up to the Blair Witch Project. A tour group commits murders in the name of the Blair Witch. 8/10
(53) Humanoids from the Deep (1980) Doug McClure. Sea creatures invade a shore community looking for mates. 8/10
(54) Phantasm (1979) Wonderful horror concerning aliens who ship the dead to their foreign planet. I love to re-visit this every now and then over the years. 8/10
(55) The Wolfman (2010) Benicio Del Toro. A recent version of the wolfman. Enjoyed this very much, I have watched this many times since I first saw it. Great scenery. But hate the father / son fight, It was ridiculous. 9/10

10/31
(56) Witchfinder General (1968) Vincent Price. A witchfinder travels the English countryside in the 1600's looking for witches to torture and burn. 8/10
(57) Frankenstein (1931) Boris Karloff. Frankenstein creates his monster but of course he uses the wrong brain to comedic results. The original Universal classic. 8/10

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The 8th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge!





HISTORY/GOAL:
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5th year participant!

Previous year's lists:

2011/68 Views/61 FTV
2010/127 Views/108 FTV
2009/100 Views/87 FTV
2008/74 Views/57 FTV

FTV = First Time View/Listen (listen w/ commentary)

This year’s goals:

-X- Watch 69 films (at least one more than last year)
-X- Watch each 31 Films Subset on specified day (or make-up day)
-X- Watch at least one film for each Theme Day, on specified day (or make-up day) - 29/31 OFFICIAL -

Total Watched = 110


Oct 1

Oct 2

Oct 3
1. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968 – 89 Min) IMDb
2. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005 – 94 Min) IMDb
3. Moon of the Wolf (1972 – 75 Min) IMDb
4. The Skeptic (2009 – 89 Min) IMDb

Oct 4
5. The Stuff (1985 – 93 Min) IMDb
6. The Cabin in the Woods (2011 – 95 Min) IMDb

Oct 5
7. The Sentinel (1977 – 92 Min) IMDb
8. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970 – 90 Min) IMDb

Oct 6
9. Tales That Witness Madness (1973 – 90 Min) IMDb
10. TerrorVision (1986 – 83 Min) IMDb
11. Night of the Demons (2009 – 93 Min) IMDb
12. Waxwork (1988 – 95 Min) IMDb
13. Touch of Death AKA Quando Alice ruppe lo specchio (1988 – 86 Min) IMDb

Oct 7
14. House of Fears (2007 – 86 Min) IMDb
15. Inhabited (2003 – 95 Min) IMDb
16. Screamtime (1986 – 91 Min) IMDb
17. From a Whisper to a Scream (1987 – 99 Min) IMDb
18. Return of the Living Dead (1985 – 91 Min) IMDb

Oct 8
19. Satan’s Slave (1976 – 86 Min) IMDb
20. Cape Fear (1991 – 128 Min) IMDb
21. Mother’s Day (2010 – 112 Min) IMDb
22. 976-EVIL II (1992 – 93 Min) IMDb

Oct 9
23. Colin (2008 – 97 Min) IMDb
24. Dead Girl (2008 – 101 Min) IMDb

Oct 10
25. Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961 – 63 Min) IMDb
26. Creature From the Black Lagoon (1959 – 79 Min) IMDb

Oct 11
27. Dead of Night (1945 – 103 Min) IMDb

Oct 12
28. Class of 1999 (1990 – 99 Min) IMDb
29. TV
Spoiler:
Grimm: 2x6 Over My Dead Body (2012 – 60 Min) IMDb
Grimm: 2x7 The Bottle Imp (2012 – 60 Min) IMDb

Oct 13
30. Slaughter High (1986 – 90 Min) IMDb
31. Outbreak (1995 – 127 Min) IMDb

Oct 14
32. Forget Me Not (2009 – 103 Min) IMDb
33. American Horror House (2012 – 90 Min) IMDb
34. C.H.U.D. II – Bud the C.H.U.D. (1989 – 84 Min) IMDb

Oct 15
35. Buried (2010 – 95 Min) IMDb
36. Frankenstein (2004 – 88 Min) IMDb

Oct 16
37. Oasis of the Zombies (1982 – 82 Min) IMDb
38. Chillerama (2011 – 119 Min) IMDb

Oct 17
39. Apartment 143 (2011 – 80 Min) IMDb
40. Cloverfield (2008 – 85 Min) IMDb
41. Deep Red (1975 – 105 Min) IMDb
42. Chopped: A Very Piggy Halloween (2012 – 60 Min) WC #1
43. Noroi: The Curse (2005 – 115 Min) IMDb

Oct 18
44. The Lift (1983 – 99 Min) IMDb
45. Saint (2010 – 85 Min) IMDb
46. The Devil Inside (2012 – 83 Min) IMDb

Oct 19
47. Final Exam (1981 – 89 Min) IMDb
48. My Sucky Teen Romance (2011 – 77 Min) IMDb
49. House (2008 – 88 Min) IMDb
50. Insidious (2010 – 103 Min) IMDb

Oct 20
51. A Dead Calling (2006 – 90 Min) IMDb
52. White Zombie (1932 – 69 Min) IMDb
53. My Soul To Take (2010 – 107 Min) IMDb
54. TV
Spoiler:
Grimm: 2x8 The Other Side (2012 – 60 Min) IMDb
American Horror Story Asylum: 2x1 Welcome to Briarcliff (2012 – 60 Min) IMDb

Oct 21
55. Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1991 – 94 Min) IMDb
56. Chopping Mall (1986 – 77 Min) IMDb
57. Stake Land (2010 – 98 Min) IMDb

Oct 22
58. Frankenhooker (1990 – 85 Min) IMDb
59. Trilogy of Terror (1975 – 72 Min) IMDb
60. The Evictors (1979 – 92 Min) IMDb
61. Last Man on Earth (1964 – 86 Min) IMDb

Oct 23
62. Halloween Wars: Evil Clowns Featuring guest judge: Tom Savini (2012 – 60 Min) WC #2
63. Dear Dracula (2012 – 60 Min) IMDb
64. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003 – 115 Min) IMDb
65. Kuroneko (1968 – 99 Min) IMDb

Oct 24
66. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986 – 86 Min) IMDb
67. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008 – 98 Min) IMDb
68. Hot Set: Basement of Horrors (2012 – 60 Min) WC #3
69. Xombie: Dead on Arrival (2003 – 49 Min) IMDb
70. I Sell the Dead (2008 – 85 Min) IMDb

Oct 25
71. Wrong Turn (2003 – 84 Min) IMDb
72. Wrong Turn 2 (2007 – 96 Min) IMDb
73. Wrong Turn 3 (2009 – 92 Min) IMDb
74. Wrong Turn 4 (2011 – 93 Min) IMDb
75. Wrong Turn 2 With Audio Commentary (2007 – 96 Min) IMDb
76. Lake Mungo (2008 – 87 Min) IMDb

Oct 26
77. The Amityville Horror (1979 – 117 Min) IMDb
78. Amityville II: The Possession (1982 – 100 Min) IMDb
79. Amityville 3-D (1983 – 93 Min) IMDb
80. History’s Mysteries: 7x1 Amityville: The Haunting Includes 6x10, Amityville: Horror or Hoax? (2000 – 88 Min) IMDb
81. Shaun of the Dead (2004 – 99 Min) IMDb
82. Atrocious (2010 – 75 Min) IMDb
83. The Innkeepers (2011 – 101 Min) IMDb

Oct 27
84. Lady Frankenstein (1971 – 85 Min) IMDb
85. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974 – 88 Min) IMDb
86. Blacula (1972 – 93 Min) IMDb
87. TV
Spoiler:

American Horror Story Asylum: 2x2 Tricks and Treats (2012 – 60 Min) IMDb
Grimm: 2x9 La Llorona (2012 – 60 Min) IMDb

88. Fascination (1979 – 82 Min) IMDb

Oct 28
89. Rubber (2010 – 82 Min) IMDb
90. Wheels of Terror (1990 – 85 Min) IMDb
91. Killdozer (1974 – 74 Min) IMDb
92. TV
Spoiler:

The Office: 9x5 Here Comes Treble (2012 – 30 Min) IMDb
Parks and Recreation: 5x5 Halloween Surprise (2012 – 30 Min) IMDb
Modern Family: 4x5 Open House of Horrors (2012 – 30 Min) IMDb
Suburgatory: 2x2 The Witch of East Chatswin (2012 – 30 Min) IMDb

93. The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009 – 78 Min) IMDb

Oct 29
94. Dark House (2009 – 85 Min) IMDb
95. Night of the Werewolf (1981 – 92 Min) IMDb
96. Rogue (2007 – 99 Min) IMDb
97. The Return of the Vampire (1944 – 69 Min) IMDb
98. She-Wolf of London (1946 – 61 Min) IMDb
99. Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012 – 93 Min) IMDb
100. MOH: Cigarette Burns (2005 – 59 Min) IMDb

Oct 30
101. The Omen (1976 – 111 Min) IMDb
102. Jaws of Satan (1981 – 92 Min) IMDb
103. The Pyx (1973 – 108 Min) IMDb
104. The Exorcist (1973 – 122 Min) IMDb
105. Rosemary’s Baby (1968 – 136 Min) IMDb

Oct 31
106. Scared to Death (1947 – 65 Min) IMDb
107. The Dentist (1996 – 92 Min) IMDb
108. Murder Party (2007 – 79 Min) IMDb
109. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967 – 108 Min) IMDb
110. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 – 30 Min) IMDb WC #4


Shorts 1 Min or less counted as 1 Min
= First Time View/Listen (listen w/ commentary)
WC# = Wild Cards 1-3 (WC #4, 100+ Bonus)

STATS:

Spoiler:


NUMBERS/TIME:
Total Watched = 110
Total Approx Min Watched = 9964
Total Approx Hrs Watched = 166
Total First Time Views/Listens = 88




Theme Nights:
- COMPLETE - 29/31 OFFICIAL -

Spoiler:

I have listed only the first film watched that meets each theme (to the best of my knowledge) –

-X- 10/01: Cessation City - Urban Horror - Blacula - 10/27
-X- 10/02: Peace, Love & Dismemberment - 1960's Horror Cinema - The Fearless Vampire Killers - 10/31
-X- 10/03: The Doctor is In ...sane - Medical Horrors - The Skeptic
-X- 10/04: Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, Kill Kill - Meta Horror Films -The Cabin in the Woods
-X- 10/05: Gruesome, Greasy, Grindhouse Sleazy - Exploitation Horror - Count Yorga, Vampire
-X- 10/06: Movies That Mess With Your Head - "Exploding Head" Horror - Waxwork
-X- 10/07: Day of the Pissed Off Woman - Scream Queens - Return of the Living Dead
-X- 10/08: The Ultimate Pointless Cash Grab Blood Feud! - Remakes Vs. Sequels - Cape Fear
-X- 10/09: Dawn of the Decaying - Zombie Films - Colin
-X- 10/10: Sweaty Asses Scaring the Masses - Rubber Suit Horror Films - Creature From the Haunted Sea
-X- 10/11: Avant-garde, Surreal & Without Mass Appeal - Arthouse Horror Films - Dead of Night
-X- 10/12: When Metal Meets Flesh - Killer Robots / Evil Technology - Class of 1999
-X- 10/13: Angst-Ridden with Blemishes Hidden - Teen Screams - Slaughter High
-X- 10/14: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - C.H.U.D. II
-X- 10/15: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctor Films - Frankenstein
-X- 10/16: Die You Nazi Bastards! - Third Reich Terrors - Oasis of the Zombies
-X- 10/17: Rent's Overdue & So Are You! - Apartment Horror - Apartment 143
-X- 10/18: Viking Decapitation Via Windmill - NetherHorror Vs. Norwegian Horror - The Lift
-X- 10/19: It Slices, Dices & Guts You Like a Fish - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Deep Red - 10/17
-X- 10/20: Bela...Bram. Bram...Bela. - Bela @ 130 & Bram @ 165 - White Zombie
-X- 10/21: The Earth Died Screaming - Apocalyptic Horror - Stake Land
-X- 10/22: The Last Man on Earth is Not Alone - Cinema Inspired By Richard Matheson - Last Man On Earth
-X- 10/23: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Philippine / Indonesian - A Tale of Two Sisters
-X- 10/24: Some Folks Have a Strange Idea of Entertainment - Grave Robbing Horror - Jason Lives: F13 Pt VI
-X- 10/25: It was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Campground Tales - Lake Mungo
-X- 10/26: For God's Sake, Get Out! - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - The Amityville Horror
-X- 10/27: Mass Marathon of the Damned 3: Battery Acid Tea - Lady Frankenstein
-X- 10/28: On the Highway to Hell - Road Terrors - Rubber
-X- 10/29: Lychanthrope Lunacy - Werewolves & Were-Creatures - Night of the Werewolf
-X- 10/30: The Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night - Demonic Possession / Satanic - The Omen
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Hellfest - Halloween Related - Murder Party


31 Films Subset:
- COMPLETE -

Spoiler:

-X- DAWN: Random.org - Kuroneko (1968) - 10/23
-X- 10/01: clckworang - Blacula (1972) - 10/27
-X- 10/02: orlmac - The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) - 10/31
-X- 10/03: Dimension X - The Dentist (1996) - 10/31
-X- 10/04: arw6040 - The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
-X- 10/05: NoirFan - Count Yorga: Vampire (1970)
-X- 10/06: Trevor - Touch of Death (1988)
-X- 10/07: riotinmyskull - Return of the Living Dead (1985)
-X- 10/08: DEEveeDEE3 - Mother's Day (2010)
-X- 10/09: cwileyy - Deadgirl (2008)
-X- 10/10: Screwadu - Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
-X- 10/11: Mister Peepers - Dead of Night (1945)
-X- 10/12: LJG765 - Class of 1999 (1990)
-X- 10/13: indiephantom - Forget Me Not (2009) - 10/14
-X- 10/14: edwardnortonfan - Buried (2010) - 10/15
-X- 10/15: SterlingBen - Frankenhooker (1990) - 10/22
-X- 10/16: Viewaskewbian - Chillerama (2010)
-X- 10/17: rbrown498 - Noroi: The Curse (2005)
-X- 10/18: terrycloth - Saint Nick (2010)
-X- 10/19: Bladz - Deep Red (1975) - 10/17
-X- 10/20: BobO'Link - White Zombie (1932)
-X- 10/21: SethDLH - Stake Land (2010)
-X- 10/22: shellebelle - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
-X- 10/23: ororama - A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
-X- 10/24: tarfrimmer - I Sell the Dead (2008)
-X- 10/25: Darth Maher - Lake Mungo (2008)
-X- 10/26: Chad - The Innkeepers (2011)
-X- 10/27: Undeadcow - Fascination (1979)
-X- 10/28: jmsmath - Rubber (2010)
-X- 10/29: Darkgod - Night of the Werewolf (1981)
-X- 10/30: J. Farley - The Pyx (1973)
-X- 10/31: Gobear - Murder Party (2008)

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

-Complete-


~Fifth Anniversary Edition~

Goal: 100
TOTAL: 88
First Time Views: 71
☼ indicates first time viewing
Ratings:
★★★★★
★★★★
★★★
★★


Week 1


- October 1 -

1. The Cabin in the Woods (2011) ★★★★
Love how this is not just a send up of the horror movie genre, but also of the horror movie audience. It's a smart and funny flick that plays with many of the face palm moments in horror movies. Perfect way to start the challenge!

2. Black Magic Rites (Rites, Black Magic and Secret Orgies in the Fourteenth Century) (Riti, magie nere e segrete orge nel trecento...) (1973) ★★★ ☼
I have no idea what was happening in this movie. It was just a bizarre mess. Though, despite the two stars, I can't say I hated it, as it was still weirdly fun at times, though I probably won't watch it again.
[EDIT] Since seeing the movie, I actually keep thinking about it, and my opinion had improved significantly. I'm hoping to watch it again after the challenge to get a better idea of where I stand on it.


3. House of Dracula (1945) ★★★ ☼
This was fun, although I wish there was a bit more of John Carradine as Dracula. It definitely seemed to focus mainly on the Wolf-Man, strangely enough. Loved how blood transfusion takes a big role in this one.

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) ★★★ ☼
This one is my least favorite of the series so far, but the movie was still pretty fun and had some creative kills, though I feel that peaked with the first kill Freddy made in this one. I also didn't really care for the characters in this one, as no one seemed particularly interesting.

5. Parents (1989) ★★ ☼
Not quite a comedy, and not quite a horror film, but definitely carried the mood of childhood paranoia pretty well. But, I don't really know where this movie was trying to go, and got a little bored of waiting to see how things would play out.

6. Witchfinder General (The Conquerer Worm) (1968) ★★★★ ☼
The first Price film of this year's challenge, and the best performance (though I can't say it's my favorite) I've seen from him yet! While there are absolutely some more iconic roles, here he delivers a very frightening turn. It was also fascinating to see just how bizarre these witch trials would be, and how people would become so paranoid over the subject.

7. Mad Monster Party? (1967) ★★★ ☼
Definitely enjoyed this one, and found it to have a few good laughs. But, I felt it missed some of the magic of the monsters, and wasn't as good as the Rankin/Bass Holiday movies.


- October 2 -

8. Juan of the Dead (Juan de los Muertos) (2011) ★★★ ☼
A really cool zombie flick that you could tell the filmmakers had a ton of fun with.

9. The Haunted Strangler (Grip of the Strangler) (1958) ★★★½ ☼
As always, Karloff delivers! While a little slow, the story is actually pretty clever.

10. Bowery at Midnight (1942) ★★½ ☼
More of a crime thriller than a horror film until, well... I won't spoil the surprise. Lugosi does a great job, but I feel there could have been a better movie from the plot of this one.

11. Son of Frankenstein (1939) ★★★ ☼
I have always been a fan of Bela Lugosi's performances, but I must say that I wasn't expecting such brilliance to be displayed here in his performance as Ygor. The film was good, but it was Lugosi's performance that was the crown jewel, and it is the best I have seen him so far.

12. Castle Freak (1995) ★★★½ ☼
I haven't been let down by a Stuart Gordon horror film yet! While not as good as Re-Animator and From Beyond, this is still a crazy movie with some pretty creepy moments.


- October 3 -

13. Isle of the Dead (1945) ★★★½ ☼
The first Val Lewton film I've seen. Was very different from what I was expecting, but it turned out to be pretty effective and had some surprisingly creepy moments.

14. Bedlam (1946) ★★★★ ☼
Very different from Karloff's normal fare, but very much a surprise!


- October 4 -

15. Detention (2011) ★★★★ ☼
Probably the most meta movie I've seen, but I felt it works really well! The movie jumped all over the place, but was a blast to watch!

16. Planet of the Vampires (Terrore nello spazio) (1965) ★★★ ☼
I had no idea Mario Bava had ever made a sci-fi movie, but this was pretty cool. I was surprised by how much Alien seemed to be influenced by this, but then again, I'm sure it borrowed from a ton others as well.

17. Candyman (1992) ★★★★ ☼
I can't believe I had never seen this until now. I definitely get the respect this movie gets, and totally has me even more of a fan of Tony Todd, who does an amazing job.

18. The Changeling (1980) ★★★ ☼
This movie was definitely pretty creepy, but some parts of it definitely felt like they drifted toward the melodramatic. I had really high hopes for this one, and while I still enjoyed it, I can't help but feel a bit let down.


- October 5 -

19. [REC]3 Génesis (2012) ★★★½ ☼
I'm surprised by the hate this film got when it initially was released. It could have been my diminished expectations, but I thought it was a blast! While it's an entirely different beast from the first two, I felt this was still a fun movie.

20. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) ★★★ ☼
Pretty weak, but still had a good time watching it. Freddy is definitely one of the more exciting slashers, and for it to have initially ended this way is kind of disappointing.


- October 6 -

21. ThanksKilling (2009) ★ ☼
I didn't expect this to be a good movie, and it wasn't a good movie.

22. Drag Me to Hell (2009) ★★★★
Raimi definitely still has it! The movie is really creative, and pretty crazy, and I felt it really kept the spirit of his older horror movies. Still a great watch on multiple viewings.


- October 7 -

23. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010) ★★★★ ☼
This didn't really bring too much new to the table, but it was cool to travel and see the evolution of horror cinema.


Week 2


- October 8 -

24. The Mummy (1932) ★★★★ ☼
Really liked this one, but was most impressed by the awesome makeup. Karloff's eyes bring so much to the character.


- October 9 -

25. Twins of Evil (1971) ★★★★ ☼
Only the second Hammer horror film I've seen, and a great reason for why I should be watching more. The story was pretty awesome, and took all of the right turns.

26. Little Shop of Horrors (1986) ★★★★
I haven't seen this movie since I was a kid, and it holds up pretty well. However, I definitely prefer the original.


- October 10 -

27. Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore) (1994) ★★ ☼
I had been really looking forward to seeing this, but did not get it. It was still an entertaining watch with some great moments, but ultimately it just fell flat.

28. House (Hausu) (1977) ★★★★
Absolutely insane, and makes almost no sense, but this movie is a ton of fun. There is just so much craziness on screen that I can't help but love it.

29. Black Death (2010) ★★★★½
Surprisingly good. I love how the film turns the idea of a witch hunt on its head. The ending is one of the most chilling I have ever seen.

30. Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) ★★★★ ☼
This had a good selection of trailers, and the stuff involving the Host and his sidekick were so bad, it was hilarious! Definitely a good time!

31. From Hell (2001) ★★ ☼
This really felt very by the numbers, and wasn't that interesting. I may be biased, but the book upon which this is based is to miles ahead of what ended upon screen, and I couldn't get over that fact while watching the movie.


- October 11 -

32. Livid (Livide) (2011) ★★ ☼
This was a mess. It started off very well (though, a bit slow), but it ended up going nowhere. And, it wasn't creepy in the slightest. There was so cool imagery and it looked great, but in the end, it just didn't work.

33. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) ★★ ☼
Everything in this felt pretty flat. It didn't really seem like there was anything there to make this particularly interesting. And the acting was pretty bad, for the most part. Then I read that this was originally conceived as a soft-core porno, and everything made sense.

34. I Bury the Living (1958) ★★½ ☼
Despite the sensationalist title, the movie is actually a pretty tame thriller. The story does keep you guessing, but the ending leaves you a bit dissatisfied.


- October 12 -

35. Piranha DD (2012) ★★ ☼
Started off pretty well, but it wasn't nearly as fun as the first one. Also, the waterpark aspect was not used as fully as it could have been, but overall it was OK.


- October 13 -

36. The Collector (2009) ★★★½ ☼
A well-crafted and nasty little movie. You could definitely tell it was written by the same guys who have been writing the recent Saw movies, but it was pretty engaging throughout.

37. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) ★½ ☼
Not very good, and kind of messed with my good impressions of the first movie. This played very meta, but felt it to be a disadvantage, as nothing happened for the first 30 minutes. Also, the characters took stupid actions to a brand new level of ridiculousness. You know you're in trouble when a good chunk of the attempted scares come from actual scenes out of the first movie.


- October 14 -

38. Valley of the Zombies (1946) ★★★ ☼
This was a pretty cheesy, but entertaining movie. It was actually better than I had expected.

39. The Shining (1980) ★★★★★
Perfect. Gets even better with each viewing.


Week 3



- October 15 -

40. Brain Damage (1988) ★★★ ☼
A pretty crazy movie, but felt a bit heavy handed at times. Still a good watch, though.

41. It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) ★★★ ☼
A schlocky monster-in-space movie, but still really fun. You can definitely see the influence this has had on many great science fiction movies.


- October 16 -

42. S&Man (2006) ★★ ☼
I've never watched, or really been interested in, underground horror such as the August Underground stuff, but this began as a really interesting documentary on those movies, and it could have been a very interesting documentary on the subject. However, this movie keeps hammering the same point without revealing much new, and presents a predictable narrative involving one filmmaker who is not what he seems.


- October 17 -

43. Prince of Darkness (1987) ★★★½ ☼
This was really good, and had some really interesting moments. However, I feel like the topic was underutilized, and could have lead to some much creepier moments.


- October 18 -

44. New Nightmare (1994) ★★★½ ☼
Not the best of the Nightmare sequels, but definitely a fun ride! I wish there had been more of Freddy, but I do understand how that might have been difficult to fit with the story.

45. Sisters (1973) ★★★★ ☼
A really good movie that had me guessing for a while. Also, the unconventional investigation that takes place is perfect for such an unconventional movie.

46. Madhouse (1974) ★★★ ☼
This was OK, but it could have been so much better. The twist was pretty predictable, and nothing really memorable happened throughout the film, but there were great performances from everyone.

47. Excision (2012) ★★★ ☼
Not a very good film, but it was pretty ballsy, and I found it to be surprisingly admirable. However, there was almost no one in the movie to really sympathize with, despite great performances all around, it felt almost like it was a satire, which didn't quite work with the story.


- October 19 -

48. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) ★★★★ ☼
Way better than I had anticipated! Though the movie did start slow, Lugosi's performance was magnificent throughout, and the direction the story goes was unexpected, and quite thrilling.

49. The Woman in Black (2012) ★★ ☼
This movie looked great, and had a really good atmosphere, but the story itself was kind of nonsensical, and ended up being fairly predictable, without any real scares despite tons of build-up.


- October 20 -

50. Dagon (2001) ★★★½ ☼
It took me a little bit of time to get into this one, but once I did, I really liked it. The character design was pretty creepy, and I love where the story goes.

51. The Innkeepers (2011) ★★★½ ☼
A pretty good film, though a bit slow. It also didn't feel like everything really connected together, though the atmosphere was great.

52. Insidious (2010) ★★★★★
A really clever take on a ghost story. This movie definitely feels fresh and even throws out many of the old tropes and cliches, and still manages to be scary.

53. From Beyond (1986) ★★★★★
One of the most fun movies. This movie has so much craziness in it, and it never takes a break, but keeps moving forward and getting even more insane as it goes on.


- October 21 -

54. Black Roses (1988) ★★ ☼
This was really bad, but in a such a cheesetastic way that I was still entertained. Everything about this movie was lame, and that does give in to some of its charm.

55. Alien (1979) ★★★★★
Still about as intense as when I first saw it. This was my first time seeing this on Blu-ray, and I was taken even further aback with the level of amazing detail in the production design.

56. The Stepford Wives (1975) ★★★★ ☼
Considering how the whole movie played out, I was surprised how creepy the ending to this was. Overall, this was a really well done paranoid thriller.


Week 4


- October 22 -

57. Lovely Molly (2011) ★★★★ ☼
A creepy and pretty disturbing film. What impressed me particularly is how there were ample moments where jump scares could have been used, but Sanchez instead opts to use an overal sense of terror instead. This was different from what I was expecting, and for the better.


- October 23 -

58. Aaah! Zombies!! (Wasting Away) (2007) ★★ ☼
This had some pretty funny and clever ideas, but everything was just executed so poorly. It's a shame, really, because the concept could be really cool.

59. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) ★★★★ ☼
A surprisingly good movie! The reveal at the end was genuinely creepy. The movie started amazingly strong, but did slow down a bit during the second act, however the finale brought it back.

60. Monster House (2006) ★★★★ ☼
A really fun animated movie. Ended up enjoying this way more than I had expected to.


- October 24 -

61. The Blob (1958) ★★★½ ☼
A really schlocky film, but was still really enjoyable. I don't really get the fanfare that surrounds this movie, but it was still a blast to watch.

62. The Hole (2009) ★★★ ☼
This felt like it could have been a movie version of the Goosebumps TV show. In all, it was a pretty fun family horror movie.

63. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) ★ ☼
I'm not even sure why I watched this. I knew it would be bad, but on top of being really bad, it was incredibly boring. I really can't think of anything redeeming about this movie, except for Laurence Harvey's performance. But, even then I feel weird saying that.


- October 25 -

64. Rabid (1977) ★★★½ ☼
Not amongst Cronenberg's best, but still a strong movie. There are some great moments in the film, but it felt a bit long and repetitive.

65. Black Sunday (The Mask of Satan) (La maschera del demonio) (1960) ★★★★ ☼
I've seen a couple of Mario Bava's films before this, but this was the first one where I could definitely see where the reverence towards him comes from. This was a great gothic horror film with really striking visuals!

66. The Legend of Hell House (1973) ★★★ ☼
I had extremely high expectations going into this, which could have accounted for my disappointment. I found the characters to be a bit dry, and that there was no real build up.

67. Atrocious (2010) ★★ ☼
Though I can't say I really liked this movie, I'm surprised I didn't downright hate it. It didn't show much of anything, and a good chunk of the movie is the camera shooting trees and branches. Nothing really happens for a majority of the movie and the ending was terrible, yet somehow, they did a great job with the creepy atmosphere, and the two leads did wonders getting me to like their characters.


- October 26 -

68. The Day of the Beast (El día de la bestia) (1995) ★★½ ☼
This was kind of fun, especially toward the end. But the movie was such a mess with so many pieces that either didn't really make sense, or ended up being sort of ignored altogether.

69. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) ★★ ☼
Nothing really happens for the first hour. Once things kick in, it's not really interesting. And there were so many characters introduced and that we spent time with during that first hour that just disappeared half way through (not a spoiler). Seemed kind of lazy, though I did like Potato Sack Jason.

70. House of Wax (1953) ★★★★ ☼
Price, as usual, makes this movie. While the setting of a wax museum were used more effectively in this one versus the original, I was surprised to find the ending of the original more creepy.

71. Gremlins (1984) ★★★★
A very fun movie. I hadn't seen this in years, and it still holds up, though it does feel a bit drawn out toward the end.


- October 27 -

72. Student Bodies (1981) ★ ☼
Likely the most unfunny comedy I have ever seen.

73. The Evil Dead (1981) ★★★★★
One of the few movies that is even better the more I watch it. A true classic.

74. V/H/S (2012) ★★★★ ☼
I'd heard mixed things about this one, so I was apprehensive at first. But, it ended up being one of the better anthology films I've seen. Some awesomely creepy moments took place without the use of loud sounds, which is always impressive.


- October 28 -

75. Basket Case (1982) ★★★★
This is such a weird and crazy film, and it works so well. Everything that would normally work against a movie, such as bad acting, works in this movie's favor.

76. Carrie (1976) ★★★★★
Still chilling. This is working on so many amazing levels. Sissy Spacek gives one of her best performances, and I haven't seen a better De Palma movie.

77. Halloween (1978) ★★★★
Another movie that gets better with each viewing. I had forgotten how effective the music was in this movie, and Michael Myers' silent killer moves perfectly.

78. Pet Sematary (1989) ★★★½ ☼
This was very different and much darker than I had expected. That is until the end, which was pretty cheesy and made me laugh a few times. But otherwise, a very creepy movie.


Week 5


- October 29 -

None


- October 30 -

79. Haunted Honeymoon (1986) ★★ ☼
This was pretty bad. I couldn't really follow where the story went, and the ending would be kind of a cop out if there was anything to cop out of. However, the performances were all great, and it did have some funny moments.

80. The End (2007) ★★★
I had seen this a few years ago at a film festival, and while I still liked it, I seemed to have remembered it way too fondly. However, this is a really, inventive and creative story.

81. The Burning (1981) ★★★★ ☼
One of the better slashers I've seen, and one of the very few to really do a great job developing many of the characters.

82. Wild Zero (1999) ★★★ ☼
A truly insane mess, but still a lot of fun, and it has an amazing soundtrack. The editing, however, was absolutely terrible.

HALLOWEEN
- October 31 -

83. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) ★★★★ ☼
A really intriguing film. It begins to lose itself at the end, but otherwise, a really creepy movie.

84. A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003) ★★½ ☼
I feel like I missed something with this one. While it did a great job with the atmosphere and tension, I didn't quite understand the story that was taking place.

85. Possession (1981) ★★★ ☼
This would be an easy movie to write off, as I'm not entirely sure what took place in this movie. But somehow, it just works, and I imagine it will stay in my mind for a bit.

86. House of Frankenstein (1944) ★★★½ ☼
A really intriguing movie. I was surprised how little of the Monster we saw in this one, and was surprised how extremely similar it is to its follow-up, House of Dracula.

87. Young Frankenstein (1974) ★★★★★
One of the funniest movies ever made. What more can be said?

88. Rosemary's Baby (1968) ★★★★★
A perfect way to close the challenge. I hadn't seen this in years, and it still holds up just as well as the first time. Truly great.

Checklist
(57 of 82 entries complete)
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
--- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown -
--- Caroline Munro -
--- Danielle Harris -
--- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre -
--- John Agar -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) -
--- Max von Sydow -
--- Michelle Bauer -
--- Oliver Reed -

Watch a film composed by:
-X- Bernard Herrmann - Sisters
--- Ennio Morricone -
-X- Pino Donaggio - Carrie

Watch a film directed by:
-X- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza - [REC]3 Génesis
-X- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski - Sisters
--- George A. Romero -
--- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale -
--- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
-X- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) - Drag Me to Hell
-X- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) - Alien
--- Rick Baker -

Watch a film written by:
--- Jimmy Sangster -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
-X- Anthology Film - V/H/S
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Black Sunday
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Evil Dead
-X- Based on a Novel - Witchfinder General
-X- Cannibalism - Parents
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell
-X- Comedy / Spoof - The Cabin in the Woods
-X- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films - Twins of Evil
-X- Documentary - A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss
-X- Extraterrestrial - It! The Terror from Beyond Space
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, New Nightmare
-X- Film and its Remake - Mystery of the Wax Museum and House of Wax
-X- Found Footage - Grave Encounters 2
-X- Frankenstein - House of Dracula
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Changeling
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - The Cabin in the Woods
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Cabin in the Woods
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The Cabin in the Woods
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - The Hole
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - It! The Terror from Beyond Space
-X- Mummy - Mad Monster Party?
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Mad Monster Party
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - The Shining
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Haunted Strangler
-X- Takes Place in Space - Planet of the Vampires
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - ThanksKilling
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Vampire - Black Magic Rites
-X- Werewolf - The Cabin in the Woods
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Black Magic Rites
--- With Commentary -
-X- Zombie - The Cabin in the Woods

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Bluray), (The Cabin in the Woods).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (House of Dracula).
-X- Third format, (Streaming), (Parents).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Italian), (Black Magic Rites).
-X- Second language, (Spanish), (Juan of the Dead).
-X- Third language, (Japanese), (House).

Watch one film from every decade of film history:
--- 1890 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Son of Frankenstein (1939)
-X- 1940 - House of Dracula (1945)
-X- 1950 - The Haunted Strangler (1958)
-X- 1960 - Witchfinder General (1968)
-X- 1970 - Black Magic Rites (1973)
-X- 1980 - A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989)
-X- 1990 - Castle Freak (1995)
-X- 2000 - ThanksKilling (2009)
-X- 2010 - The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
-X- PG - Mad House
-X- PG-13 - Drag Me to Hell
-X- R - The Cabin in the Woods
-X- X / NC-17 - The Evil Dead
-X- Unrated - Witchfinder General

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

10-07-2012: Added titles 1-8
10-15-2012: Added titles 9-17
10-21-2012: Added titles 18-23
11-01-2012: Added titles 19-39; Added reviews
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The 8th Annual

October Horror Movie Challenge

LAST YEAR: 38 films
THIS YEAR'S PERSONAL GOAL: 40+ films

THE LIST
All films are DVD format unless noted.
Bold indicates a first-time viewing.
* = Wildcard selection
  1. Faceless (A.K.A., "Les predateurs de la nuit") - A pitch-black horror-comedy about a surgeon going to insane lengths to restore his sister's face when she's accidentally scarred by one of the doctor's unhappy former clients. The doctor and his bisexual accomplice kidnap a fashion model (Caroline Munro) for use in his highly unorthodox procedures, and the model's father (Telly Savalas, TV's "Kojak") hires a detective (Chris Mitchum, son of Robert) to get her back in a series of unneeded scenes (which may be the result of no less than five writers, including director Jess Franco, being credited with the script). The whole film is a parody of medical melodramas like Magnificent Obsession, as well as a nod to Franco's earlier work (notably The Awful Dr. Orloff). At one point in the movie, a fugitive Nazi war criminal unironically lectures the doctor and assistant on ethics! An unsatisfying ending blunts the film's satirical edge.
  2. Double Exposure - A professional photographer gradually becomes unhinged when the models he murders in his recurring nightmares are found dead in reality. The acting in this film is highly uneven, with some scenes delivered off-the-cuff while others are played up to the rafters. The cast includes Cleavon Little, Seymour Cassel, Sally Kirkland and Victoria Jackson. This may also be the first slasher film where the protagonists are middle-aged. The actors playing the cops look like they should be the ones on the run from danger! There's an especially ridiculous kill involving a plastic trash bag and a rattlesnake. The oft-nude Teressa Macky ought to have done more movies.
  3. A Quiet Place in the Country - A successful painter (Franco Nero) grows frustrated with modern life in the city and becomes fixated with an old manor in the Venetian countryside. His art-dealing lover (Nero's real-life paramour Vanessa Redgrave) buys it for him, but strange things begin happening once Nero moves into the estate. He eventually learns that a young woman had died during World War II on the property, and Nero grows maddeningly obsessed with uncovering the truth behind her death. Director Elio Petri draws multiple parallels between inspiration, the supernatural, and madness without spelling anything out for the viewer. Easily one of the most challenging films that I've watched this month. The title credits are absolutely fantastic! Music by Ennio Morricone. Paintings by modern artist Jim Dine.
  4. Island of Lost Souls - A shipwreck refugee is dumped on the island of a sadistic doctor (played by Charles Laughton) and his monstrous experiments in this adaptation of H.G. Wells' novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau. The entire cast gives stellar performances-- especially Laughton. The beastmen (led by Bela Lugosi) boast some remarkably good-looking makeup effects. The beastmen's refrain, "Are we not men?" has become a part of pop culture due in no small part to Devo.
  5. The Green Slime - From my 2011 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge:
    A team of astronauts (led by Robert Horton and Richard Jaeckel) is sent on a mission to drill and plant nuclear charges beneath the surface of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. While Michael Bay took over two hours to tell the same story, Kinji Fukusaku and company do it in a half-hour. As an added bonus, they give us the story of a space station overrun by rubbery, tentacled aliens. Richard Delvy immortalizes it all in the greatest theme song ever recorded. Luciana Paluzzi has the unenviable task of playing the third point in a love triangle between herself, Horton and Jaeckel.
    I don't know how it's possible, but the movie gets more and more ridiculous every time I see it. Still, it's a childhood favorite that I just can't resent for its many, many shortcomings.
  6. The Deadly Mantis - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie. A giant praying mantis thaws from the Artic Circle and heads for the United States, making brief stops to chew on Eskimos and other unsuspecting victims. Only the vigilance and might of America's armed forces can stop the insect threat. The whole thing seems like thinly-veiled propaganda designed to reassure Cold War audiences of the United States' preparedness in case of invasion by enemy forces. The mantis effects are pretty good, but I would rather watch Tarantula if given the choice between the two films.
  7. Happy Birthday to Me - Strangely enough, I enjoyed this film more than the first time that I saw it. I remain convinced that the film was intended to be a slasher film parody.
  8. Killer Party - After a double-fakeout opening, the movie settles in to tell the story of three young coeds pledging a sorority which just happens to be holding its annual April Fool's Day costume party in the condemned frat house where a pledge died years ago. Trickery is a reoccurring theme in the film, but the filmmakers really go overboard with the tricks until it gets to where you half-expect them to reveal that the whole film has been some improbably elaborate hoax played upon one of the characters. It's not a particularly well-made movie. By my estimation, there appears to be three killers on the loose at one point in the film. One of the killers wears a deep sea diver's costume, which is actually a pretty cool getup for a slasher. Paul Bartel makes a brief appearance as a stuffy, bumbling professor.
  9. The Simpsons, "Treehouse of Horror XXIII"* - Broadcast television. I haven't watched this program in a few years, but i was pleasantly surprised to find myself still chuckling at times. Only one of the three vignettes really had anything to do with horror, though.
  10. The House on Sorority Row - A group of sorority sisters decide to celebrate graduating by holding a blowout bash, but they wind up accidentally killing their house mother when a prank goes awry. They find out the hard way why she wanted them out at the end of term so badly. Things don't really pick up until the final act. The scenes involving the girls moving the house mother's body seem to be an attempt at creating suspense but come off as lamely comic.
  11. Night of the Creeps - From my 2009 October Horror Movie Challenge:
    Slug-like extraterrestrial parasites crash on Earth, and it's up to a weird-looking kid and Tom Atkins to exterminate them. The script and direction by Fred Dekker is continually changing in tone, keeping the viewer pleasantly off-balance. An incredibly charismatic performance from Steve Marshall as J.C.
    What I enjoy more than the little nods to other genre filmmakers and self-referential dialogue are the quick, morbid visual gags.
  12. Night School - A killer is running around Boston beheading students from a women's college that are taking an anthropology professor's night class. There are some good, suspenseful kills, but things quickly fall apart by the end. It's all capped off with one of the cheapest of "cheap scare" endings. The yummy Rachel Ward makes a memorable film debut. Director Ken Hughes was also responsible for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
  13. Final Exam - I was stunned when I learned that the actress that played the hussy Janet in this film also played the nerdy Vivia in Killer Party. It's odd how the undisguised killer in this film winds up being so anonymous. Conventional wisdom would say that having distinctively human features would make him more memorable. Joel S. Rice's performance as "Radish" is still my favorite part of this movie. "It's happening! The psychopaths are here!"
  14. Horror High - A dopey "Jekyll and Hyde" story about a nerd who is forced to take a formula of his own making, turning him into a homicidal maniac. Things get fairly bloody as he takes revenge on all his tormentors, but the only true element of suspense comes when it appears that filmmakers might try to paint the bully jock as some sort of hero before the film ends. The Mill Creek transfer of this film is one of the worst I've seen of any movie.
  15. I Was a Teenage Zombie - VHS. It's going to be a sad day when my copy of this film finally wears out.
  16. Prom Night (1980) - A mysterious killer hunts down a group of childhood friends on their special night in this incredibly Canandian '80s slasher film. Aside from Jamie Lee Curtis, the cast also includes future B-movie action star Jeff Wincott and Leslie Nielsen as Curtis' high school principal father. The disco dance sequence is literally showstopping.
  17. Decadent Evil - This story of a trio of female vampires really feels more like a bad television pilot than a film (even the end credits get "squashed" for a preview of "Decadent Evil 2"). There are a couple of tongue-in-cheek lines of dialogue, but the movie could have used something... well, more of anything. Ends on an especially classy note. Charles Band regular Phil Fondacaro plays a sawed-off vampire hunter.
  18. Meridian - "Beauty and the Beast" gets the late night cable television treatment by Charles Band in this story of a young woman (Sherilyn Fenn) who inherits an Italian castle. The story is less of a horror movie and more of a paranormal romance. It doesn't help that the "beast" looks a little like Harry from Harry and the Hendersons. Otherwise, the movie boasts pretty decent production values for a Full Moon picture.
  19. Carnival of Souls (1962) (Director's Cut) - Along with Night of the Living Dead, it remains one of the best independent horror movies ever made.
  20. The House That Screamed (A.K.A., "La Residencia") - I had completely forgotten that I had already watched this film when I picked it out. Based solely on the title, I was expecting a "haunted house" story. First, it's not really a house; it's an all-girls boarding school. Second, the film is really a Spanish giallo with "reform school" and "women in prison" motifs. There are artfully shot, if scant, kills. The film is also light on bare skin, which makes some sense based on its Victorian period setting. There is a surprising amount of attention paid to the day-to-day operation of the school along with some really impressive set design.
  21. Haunted From Within (A.K.A., "Spirit Hunter: La Llorona") - The synopsis on the back of the case describes the film as a "modern retelling of the legend of La Llorona," but La Llorona is just a springboard for this dull, lazy, brain-dead movie. The actors are all clearly in this film just for the SAG cards. The final confrontation between the protagonist and La Llorona looks like a bad '80s new wave music video. There are some attractive Latina actresses in this film, though (Jim Carrey flips up Rina Fernandez's skirt in Bruce Almighty).
  22. The Brood - A man goes in search of his estranged wife (Samantha Eggar) when tiny snow-suited monsters begin killing people close to him and his daugher. Oliver Reed gives a mesmerizing performance as psychologist Dr. Raglan, the creator of "Psychoplasmics," an apparent stand-in for pseudo-scientific new age therapies such as Dianetics. The film contains some unsettlingly violent imagery in addition to David Cronenberg's trademark "body horror."
  23. Sugar Hill (1974) - When Southern mobsters beat her boyfriend to death, Diana "Sugar" Hill summons voodoo deity Baron Samedi and his army of zombie slaves to exact her revenge in this Blaxploitation-horror hybrid. The killings unfold in a series of vignettes, and it gives the film the feel of an old EC comic book with Baron Samedi in the "Uncle Creepy" or "Cryptkeeper" role. Marki Bey turns in an unbelievably hammy performance as the title character. One of the other problems that I had with the film is that for a revenge flick, Sugar doesn't really get her hands very dirty. Baron Samedi and his zombies (literal slaves!) pretty much do all the work for her. Director Paul Maslansky is probably better known for producing the Police Academy series.
  24. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave - I never really understood when critics or scholars would talk about the erotic subtext of bloodsucking in vampire stories. Then I saw Veronica Carlson in this film, and everything made perfect sense. There's some interesting use of red filters during the shooting of the Dracula sequences, and the Count is dispatched in a fairly gruesome fashion at the film's end. However, Peter Cushing's presence is sorely missed during the proceedings of the film.
  25. Taste the Blood of Dracula - Three middle-aged thrillseekers and a snot-nosed socialite unwittingly resurrect Dracula in a black magic ritual incorporating Dracula's powdered blood. Hammer would basically use the same setup with minor alterations for Dracula A.D. 1972. Dracula's death in this film is pretty lame in comparison to Dracula Has Risen from the Grave.
  26. Count Dracula (1970) (A.K.A., "Les nuits de Dracula") - Jess Franco's adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel is severely hampered by cheap production values and shoddy camera work, but a mustaschioed Christopher Lee gets to flex his acting muscle in ways that he doesn't as Hammer's Dracula. Although the cast includes the late Herbert Lom as van Helsing and Klaus Kinski as Renfield, none of the actors appear in the same scene together.
  27. The Vampire Lovers - Ingrid Pitt stars as a sexy vampire who poses as the daughter of an aristocratic family in order to prey upon the virginal daughters of the European nobility. In spite of being the piece's villain, Pitt still manages to infuse her character with a sympathetic note of tragedy. The film opens with one of the longest prologues that I've seen this month, but it gets the movie off to a good start. There's some surprisingly blunt lesbianism in the film. Also starring Peter Cushing.
  28. From Dusk Till Dawn - While I enjoy the jarring shift partway through, Robert Rodriguez simply cannot hold the film together by the time it ends. As weird as it sounds, Quentin Tarantino's mercenary script would have benefited from a polish. I do enjoy Tom Savini's character and would pay good money to see a movie about Sex Machine. I would also pay good money for a 90-minute version of Salma Hayek's dance. The supporting cast includes future Oscar nominee John Hawkes, Michael Parks, Danny Trejo and Cheech Marin (in three different roles!).
  29. Rise: Blood Hunter (Unrated) - Lucy Liu plays a reporter who seeks out the bloodsuckers that turned her into one of their own. The unrated cut employs a nonlinear narrative structure that is completely pointless. There are meager snippets of clever dialogue, but the script (from the pen of of the man who helped bring you Snakes on a Plane) definitely could have used another rewrite. The supporting cast includes Cabin in the Woods' and Dollhouse's Fran Kranz, Robert Forster, Marilyn Manson(!), Nick Lachey(!!) and Mako in his final on-screen performance.
  30. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde - Blacula director William Crain attempts to recapture Blaxploitation-horror lightning in a bottle but comes up short with this story of a brilliant doctor (Bernie Casey) who tests an experimental cure for liver disease on himself, transforming him into a superhuman albino. He's sort of like the Hulk in that way... if the Hulk drove around in a Rolls-Royce. Casey gives a performance far better than the material deserves before completely going off the rails at the end. The film features the early work of special effects legend Stan Winston and cinematographer Tak Fujimoto.
  31. Cemetery Man - Francisco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett) is the caretaker of a small town's cemetery. The deceased have a hard time staying buried in this cemetery, so he and his mute assistant work to put them back in the ground. In many ways, this film presages the current pop culture bloat of so-called "zom-coms." Most of the broader humor falls flat, but the subtler bits of absurdist comedy hit the mark. The film boasts some pretty good production design. To top it off, you get the comely Anna Falchi in no less than three roles.
  32. Werewolf of London - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie. When a botanist (Henry Hull) travels to the Himalayas to acquire a rare plant specimen, he receives a bite from a mysterious creature. It's only when he returns to London that he learns that he has also brought back the equally exotic affliction known as "lycanthrophobia" or "werewolfery" (which sounds like some sort of sexual euphemism). The film almost acts as a glimpse of better things to come from Universal and its Wolfman film series. Henry Hull is no Lon Chaney, Jr. Warner Oland appears in a pre-Charlie Chan role as yet another Asian character: Dr. Yogami ("Yogami" being a bastardization of "wolf" in Japanese).
  33. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Halloween" / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Fear Itself"
  34. The Munsters, "All-Star Munster" / The Munsters, "Movie Star Munster" / The Munsters, " Lily Munster, Girl Model" / The Munsters, "The Treasure of Mockingbird Heights"
  35. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  36. The Dead Outside - A marginally better-than-average DTV movie about a mysterious outbreak sweeping through Scotland that turns its victims into crazed killers. One survivor seeks refuge at an isolated farmhouse, but he quickly learns that the farmhouse is inhabited by a young woman who is haunted by the horrifying steps she took in order to survive. I think. Part of the problem is the characters are tragically underdeveloped, and their motivations are never fully explored. The film has a bleak, desaturated look to it. However, the color desaturation often works against the film and makes it difficult to discern what is going on. The sound is also poorly mixed, with the score swallowing the dialogue. It makes it the already thick Scottish accents even harder to understand. Overall, the film plays like the director's audition for a 28 Days Later sequel.
  37. Slaughtered - A masked killer takes out the patrons and waitstaff of what must be the quietest, most sedate Australian pub. Simply put, this low budget slasher film is a mess. The characters all live in a world that operates without any sort of logic. The killer's visual appearance is a conceptual nightmare. The worst part is that it's dull. There's one decent physical gag, but it doesn't make up for all the lazy filmmaking.
  38. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown / Half in the Bag Episode 40: Sinister and Paranormal Activity 4* - Broadcast television / Youtube.
  39. Blithe Spirit* - A novelist (Rex Harrison) gets more than he bargained for when he invites a batty medium to dinner, and she brings forth the ghost of his late first wife. Unfortunately, he's the only one who can see or hear her, leading to many misunderstandings with his current wife. It gets screwier from that point onward in this supernatural comedy. Although David Lean and Noel Coward never cared much for this film, it remains a pleasantly diverting piece of fluff.


That's all for this year! Unpleasant dreams!


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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread


First Time Viewing

Oct 1
1. Return of the Living Dead (1985): A great way to start off the season. Fun, cheesy and ridiculous in the best ways. A
2. Psycho II (1983): If don't think about the fact that it's a sequel to one of the best films, then it's actually pretty good. The plot gets a bit convoluted with twists, but Anthony Perkins is great as Norman. B-
3. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988):
4. Kill List (2011): Still trying to wrap my head around this one. I liked it, but I think I'll need a second viewing to say for sure if it holds up.
5. Monster Squad (1987): "Wolfman's got nards!"
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987): My favorite of the nightmare sequels.
7. V/H/S (2012): A nice throwback to the anthology horror film. It's well done, but the found footage can grow old after a while and there are some segments that aren't nearly drag the whole film down, you suck Swanberg. Overall though, it's quite enjoyable even if it needs some editing. B-

Oct 2
8. Ponypool (2008): A truly original take on the overdone zombie/infected storyline. A great performance by the lead actor and awesome sound design. A
9. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2: I think I'm one of the only people that enjoys this film, but I can't really defend it. C

Oct 3
10. Arachnophobia (1990): Fun film with a solid cast B

Oct 4
11. Army of Darkness (1992): Honey, you got real ugly. A
12. The Woman (2011): An interestingly fucked up look at gender roles and abuse. Well crafted, as always, by Lucky McKee. B
13. Tony (2009): B

Oct 5
14. Night of the Creeps (1986): Brain slugs and Tom Atkins, what more could you want. A-
15. The Shining (1980): A

Oct 7
16. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984): Crispin Glover dance, B-

Oct 8
17. Scream (19996) B+

Oct 9
18. C.H.U.D. (1984): Much better than anticipated with a pretty bleak tone overall. It was fun to see Daniel Stern and Kevin McCallister's Dad together pre-home alone. B

Oct 10
19. Absentia (2011): An out of focus balding middle aged man in makeup is not scary. I've seen student films that are way better than this garbage. F

Oct 11
20. Lifeforce (1985): Tobe Hopper directing an alien take on the vampire mythos. The special effects haven't aged that well but overall it's a success. C+
21. The Pact (2012): The supernatural stuff can be a bit cheesy but for the most part this film is creepy in just the right way. B

Horror Challenge 2007: 55
Horror Challenge 2008: 63
Horror Challenge 2009: 120
Horror Challenge 2010: 67
Horror Challenge 2011: 89


Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch a film starring:
-x- Angela Bettis -or- Raine Brown - The Woman
--- Caroline Munro -
-x- Danielle Harris - Halloween 4
--- Joan Crawford -or- Peter Lorre -
--- John Agar -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Lina Romay (R.I.P.) -
--- Max von Sydow -
--- Michelle Bauer -
--- Oliver Reed -

Watch a film composed by:
--- Bernard Herrmann -
--- Ennio Morricone -
--- Pino Donaggio -

Watch a film directed by:
--- Amando de Ossorio -or- Paco Plaza -
--- Brian De Palma -or- Roman Polanski -
--- George A. Romero -
--- Jacques Tourneur -or- James Whale -
--- Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu -or- Takashi Shimizu

Watch a film with make-up effects by:
--- KNB Effects (Howard Berger / Robert Kurtzman / Gregory Nicotero) -
--- Germano Natali -or- Carlo Rambaldi (R.I.P.) -
--- Rick Baker -

Watch a film written by:
--- Jimmy Sangster -

Watch a film in each of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
-x- Anthology Film - V/H/S
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Distributor / Studio: Synapse Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial -
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
-x- Found Footage - Book of Shadows
-x- Frankenstein - Monster Squad
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
-x- Killer / Evil Animal - Arachnophobia
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-x- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Monster Squad
-x- Mummy - Monster Squad
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
-x- Rape / Revenge - The Woman
-x- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Scream
-x- Takes Place in Space - Lifeforce
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-x- Vampire - Monster Squad
-x- Werewolf - Monster Squad
-x- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Book of Shadows
--- With Commentary -
-x- Zombie - Pontypool

Watch films in at least three formats:
-x- First format, DVD, Halloween 4.
-x- Second format, Netflix Stream, Pontypool.
--- Third format, , (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- 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 - 1919 OPTIONAL -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-x- 1980 - Return of the Living Dead
-x- 1990 - Arachnophbia
-x- 2000 - Pontypool
-x- 2010 - The Woman

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
-x- PG-13 - Arachnophobia
-x- R - Book of Shadows
--- X / NC-17 -
-x- Unrated - Pontypool

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL

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Re: The 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Wow, lowest I've ever been.

DVD
Blu-Ray
TV/TiVo
Theater
First time viewing = *
Goal = 31

Total watched: 37
Blu-rays: 12
DVDs: 16-1/2
TV/TiVo: 7-1/2
Theatrical (35mm): 1
Total first time viewings: 25

September 30th
1. Feast

October 1st
2. Them (Ils)
3. The Loved Ones *

October 2nd
4. ATM *
5. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

October 3rd
6. Orphan *

October 4th
7. Bait 3D *

October 7th
8. Wicked Lake *
9. Dexter S07E01 "Are You...?" (9-30-2012) *
Dexter S07E02 "Sunshine and Frosty Swirl"


October 8th
10. The Woman *

October 11th
11. Dead Hooker in a Trunk *

October 12th
12. Grimm S02E06 "Over My Dead Body" (10-05) *
Grimm S02E07 "The Bottle Imp" (10-12)


October 13th
13. The Human Centipede 2 *
14. Rubber *
15. Incident On And Off A Mountain Road

October 14th
16. The Boogens *

October 18th
17. Drag Me To Hell

October 20th
18. The Corpse Vanishes *
19. White Zombie
20. The Devil's Rock *
21. 666 Park Avenue S01E01 "Pilot" (9-30) *
666 Park Avenue S01E02 "Murmurations" (10-07)


October 21st
22. Monsters
23. Dexter S07E03 "Buck the System" (10-14) *
Dexter S07E04 "Run"

24. The Walking Dead S03E01 "Seed" (10-14) *
The Walking Dead S03E02 "Sick"


October 22nd
25. John Carpenter's The Thing w/ Wilford Brimley Q & A

October 25th
26. Murder Party *

October 27th
27. Monster Brawl *
28. The Last Exorcism *
29. Deadgirl *

October 28th
30. Grimm S02E08 "The Other Side" (10-19) *
Grimm S02E09 "La Llorona" (10-26)
31. Dexter S07E05 "Swim Deep" *
The Walking Dead S03E03 "Walk With Me"

October 29th
32. Ernest Scared Stupid *
33. Shark Night *

October 30th
34. Killer Klowns From Outer Space

October 31st
35. 666 Park Avenue S01E03 "The Dead Don't Stay Dead" (10-17) *
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
The Munsters "Munster Masquerade
36. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
37. Trick 'r Treat







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