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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread


Revised Goals:
120 Movies
32 Different Beers

Legend:

* = FTV

Wife's Thoughts In Blue

- Oct 25th -
95.)
Warlock (1989) (VHS)
My Thoughts: Ah, now here is a VHS tape that I have gotten my money out of. All of this Sleepy Hollow, American Horror Story and Rose Red business compelled me to watch this little B movie classic. As mentioned in other reviews big fan of the person brought into the future dynamic, especially when it is a Villain too! Good effects, great story, I think it is time to upgrade this to Blu-Ray!
(4 out of 5)
96.)
Art Of The Devil (2004) (VHS)*
My Thoughts: Thai party girl gets knocked up and raped and then takes her revenge way too fucking far. Moral of the story; get an asian girl pregnant and it is just better to kill her. The movie felt a little uneven to me, the effects were great but the acting ranged quite a bit. Who knew those monks were so good at the black arts? Also yes this movie is filled with hot thai girls and no not a singe one of them gets naked!!!! Come on Thailand, you of all countries can do better than that.
(3 out of 5)
B-22.
Southampton: Pumpkin Ale (New York) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: A solid pumpkin offering. Spicey on top with a heavy barely aftertaste punctuated by a hoppy bite. There is a bit of a red beer flair to it as well.
(3.5 out of 5)
96.5) - 98.)
Forever Knight S01E11-14 (1992) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Might have been the alcohol but there did seem to be have been an uptick in quality for this batch. Some Interview With The Vampire flashback sequences, Cop Killing psychos and even an Avengers reference. perhaps I will have to subsist on downloads of the third season like with The Invisible Man.
(3.5 out of 5)
B-23.
Choc Beer Company: Choctoberfest (Oklahoma) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: Hey an Oklahoma beer! It is a weird one though. Not a marzen but more of a Pilsner. Decent until it gets a little warm and then it starts getting that weird river water taste. I really wanted to have this as my winner, being a local brew and all, but it is not a contender. Oh well, maybe next year Oklahoma will represent a a bit better.
(2.5 out of 5)
B-24.
Lakefront Brewery: Pumpkin (Wisconsin) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: Has a nice and surprisingly perpetual pumpkin flavor. And this one is not just spices actual pumpkin flavor. Also has a nice full barley flavor with very light hoppy finish. An excellent balance pumpkin beer. Also the only American brewery I have ever been to; Lakefront!
(4.5 out of 5)
- Oct 26th -
99.)
Halloween II (1981) (Blu-Ray)
My Thoughts: I love how this movie takes place the very second the last movie leaves off. A step down from the original for sure but still a good slasher and hey it is the best Halloween sequel. Not a big fan of how they worked in a cult connection or the relative connection for that matter but it comes with the territory. I wonder how Dr. Loomis is with the rest of his patients...
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Pretty good, it's some of them it's not realistic. So many people died but it just unbelievable. Drunk doctor, nurse is using the hot tub ,skipping the job just choto unrealistic.
(3 out of 5)
100.)
Terror In The Aisles (1984) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Arg, 100 was a clip show, typical. Love the narrators: Dr Loomis and Lois from RoboCop. But this is less of a documentary than it is just an excuse to show the best parts of 80's thrillers/horror films. It was a fun clip show yes but either you have seen the material or it ruins a movie for you. Also I think I recognize some of the actors in the audience....?
(3 out of 5)
B-25.
Asahi: Akiyoi (Japan) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: Ah Japan... lots of barley a hint of pear. A great beer and this just a standard grocery store beer, the Budwiser of Japan. $1.50 or less at any grocery/convieneitent store, taste great and 6% alcohol content to boot.
(4 out of 5)
- Oct 27th -
101.)
Jennifer's Body (2009) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Wow, that was surprisingly good. Megan Fox drips sexuality in this funny, original genre flick. This is the best time I have had with a recent film in quite awhile. And one of the few horror movies where I would easily count myself as one of the first ones to die. Frozen peas.
(4.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Good movie. Choto unrealistic but it is very interesting story and few famous ladies and I really enjoyed. I'm going to give 4.5 and hope they going to make sequal or two. Would you kiss Jennifer? No. What if she wasn't a demon?I more interested in Chip ka Needy... So yo'd kiss that blond girl? Maybe... guy like Megan Fox but ladies not so much.
(4.5 out of 5)
102.)
Dread (2009) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: I found this film highly annoying. A few good ideas surrounded by a sea of pretentious douche-baggery crap. I could have rewrote this, fired one actor and had it be 1.5 stars better easy. One of those few movies I would have given up on watching all the way through, had it not been for theme day.
(1.5 out of 5)
102.5)
The Walking Dead S04E03 (2013) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: Getting back on track here. Rick gets back to his roots, scavenger run and I knew that shit was Carol all along. Of course the ending was the best part. One of those arg 'I have to wait until next week' endings. And then there was the radio transmission. I have always thought that is one of the things I would do. Clear the city up Last Man On Earth style, making barricades along the way and set something up with some of the local radio stations. A loop message on one channel and some music for the end of the world on the other.
(4 out of 5)
103.5)
Commentary For Jennifer's Body (2009) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: I had forgotten that this was a Diabo Cody property, that might have been the reason I didn't see it closer to first run, all of the backlash. And now watching it again I can see her dialog quite clearly. Speaking on the movie, I watched the Unrated version the first time around and the commentary here is on the theatrical version. The former, in my opinion, is way more effective and contains several of my favorite parts of the movie! Cody and the director were fun to listen to and a nice change from the normal male only tracks.
(3.5 out of 5)
B-26.
Shipyard Brewing Company: Pumpkinhead (Maine) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: Not nearly as interesting as it's Smashed Pumpkin brew. But still a good lighter pumpkin beer. Comes on nicely with a light pumpkin spice flavor and ends with apple cider taste . And now that I am really getting into it it is actually really good. While not having the highest rated pumpkin beers I would say shipyard is my favorite overall pumpkin beer company.
(4 out of 5)
B-27.
Hofbrδu Oktoberfest (Germany) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: I usually dislike green bottle beers and generally try to steer well clear of them. In this case I decided to give it a chance since it was an oktoberfest ale. Still has that less perfect more cervesa green bottle taste but it is one of the better green bottle beers I have had. Probably having to do in large part to it being made in Germany. Not a disaster but nothing to write home about either.
(2.5 out of 5)
B-28.
Buffalo Bill's Brewery: Pumpkin Ale (California) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: Upon first taste it rang kind of average but as it sits on your pallet a distinct vegetable flavor matriculates. I do find it's claim to be America's original pumpkin beer to be dubious, no matter how they want to spin it.
(3.5 out of 5)
- Oct 28th -
104.5)
Zombie (1979) (Blu-Ray)
My Thoughts: It is interesting watching this in conjunction with The Walking Dead. Zombie was very influential on the genre and has some effects that still work better than The Walking Dead's (most notably when they go CGI). Also these are all situations the crew from the Walking Dead would be able to overcome with ease. But I guess you have to think; this is the other 99% off the world who can't hack it in the apocalypse.
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: It is pretty long and slow and is ok and they did not explain how spreading no when they started. They did not say that, suddenly zombie show up and keep biting and some scenes extremely gross. I like that. zombie in the water, I saw the human, zombie makeup almost gone.
(2.5 out of 5)
105.5)
The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon (2008) (Internet) (Wild Card #2)*
My Thoughts: I liked the idea behind this one and the execution was quite good. But this short is about 5 minutes too long. Turns from funny to annoying as it really essentially is the same joke extended over a period of about 10 minutes. Also it is styled after a movie trailer, a style that would have been more effective over a shorter period of time. I can recommend watching this since it is a short but with some serious caveats.
(2.5 out of 5)
106.5)
Commentary For Zombie (1979) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Not much of a moderator but the returning lead actor is quite interesting to listen to. He talks a lot about the Video Nasty era and while I may not agree with some of his opinions I can respect them from someone who actually starred in said nasties. Lots of fun low budget production stories, worth a listen to any fan.
(4 out of 5)
107.5)
Return To The House On Haunted Hill (2007) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Who would have thought that this would have made the Taye Diggs vehicle seem like such a good movie. So I watched the choose your own adventure version that barely makes this synaptically more interesting than the dreck Asylum churns out. Of course they didn't go near far enough with choices, the only option in the first 30 minutes being 'should main character make a phone call'? After that they are somewhat inconsequential for the most part. There was one awesome one where you got to choose wither or not to have a lesbian tryst with some hot ghost chicks. But otherwise this movie was poorly acted, edited, scripted and contained a bevy of uneven special effects. Not worth it, even at the bargain basement prices the Blu-Ray is going for.
(2 out of 5)
- Oct 29th -
108.5)
Children Of The Living Dead (2001) (DVD)
My Thoughts: One of the biggest disappointments I have had in my many years of collecting physical media. And what makes it even worse is that I bought this like day one at full price. What can I say, I saw sequel to Night of the Living Dead, Savini was involved, how could you go wrong? I will spare you yet another review of this terrible terrible movie and point out this article by the Director that is quite an interesting read: here. Although it would have held a little more water if he had gone on to do anything notable in anyway.
(1 out of 5)
109.5)
Killer's Delight (1978) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Actually pretty good. More of a crime drama than a horror movie but it is based on famous real life serial killer Ted Bundy. Gritty, suspenseful, just like I like my crime stories. I wonder if Bundy really broke peoples bones like that... And hey thats the guy from The Hills Have Eyes! Guess that's why you don't see many girl hitchhikers now a days.
(3.5 out of 5)
110.5)
Children Of The Corn: Revelation (2001) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Super low budget but still a step up from 6, crappy CG corn aside. In this one we learn that the Children Of The Corn love video games, hate people in crappy apartments and have corn monsters they can throw in your bathtub. Somehow I also own a copy of this on VHS. Why? Why do I possibly have two copies of this movie?
(2.5 out of 5)
B-29.
Newcastle: Werewolf (England) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: A rough beer, pleasant brown on the top but this one has a strange bite to it. Spiced swamp bitter apothecary eggplant comes to mind. A red ale that went terribly wrong somewhere. One of the coolest bottles but one of the worst beers of the challenge.
(2 out of 5)
111.5)
Sssssss (1973) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Come on Starbuck, you can do way better. A lot of parallels between this and the movie Stanley with all that real snake work. A little too slow and that ending isn't quite what I was looking for but it is entertaining enough. And hey, you gotta love a movie that goes to a carnival freak show. Also you can spot the Universal back lot a lot in movie, something you always see after doing the Universal Studios tour.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Don't say thats end...seriously? Suck ending, slow beginning. Unrealistic. Easy to guess what happened and that's interesting. David did not refuse to get the shot, if I were David I won't do that.
(2.5 out of 5)
B-30.
Paulaner: Oktoberfest Wiesn (Germany) (Can)
My Thoughts: Delicious yeasty nectar of the gods. Now this is a good German beer. Something I could see myself drinking while having some sausages and flirting with a blond busty german girl. And it certainly dosen't hurt that there is so much of it.
(5 out of 5)
112.5)
Frankenstein Unbound (1990) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Do not learn anything about this movie. Buy it, get drunk, watch it, thank me later. While technically not a great movie this has been one of the funnest blind buys of the challenge. An amazing cast, an interesting story and fun 80's effects. There is one glaring historical inaccuracy that bugged me but given the story it's not something to really complain about.
(4 out of 5)
- Oct 30th -
113.5)
Children Of The Corn: Genesis (2011) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: That's what you get for demanding hospitality. It has been an interesting journey watching all 8 of the Children of the Corn movies. The children have changed a lot here over the last 29 years, mostly for the worst but there have been a few spikes in quality. This one was slightly better than the last by bringing in some elements from Texas Chainsaw and some new power for the evil vegetable aficionados. There is not really enough here to elevate this above par but it is somewhat effective. Also if you have genuinely creepy moments which are kind of far an in-between in this series.
(3 out of 5)
114.) - 117.5)
Forever Knight S01E15-22 (1992 - 1993) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: It's not just the Interview with the Vampire nobility flash backs anymore, now they have gone full Wolverine level of flashback. Nick has apparently been in every war and political situation in the last 100 years. There is some CSI video tape zoom in ridiculousness, and yes, I am hooked. Damn it Big Lots, sell me season 1 for $5 and now I have to go spend $25+ on season 2 and $100+ if I can find an excellent deal on season 3.
(3.5 out of 5)
B-31.
Samuel Adams: Fat Jack (Massachusetts) (Bottle)
My Thoughts: A real beer from Samuel Adams? Quite the occasion. A dark earthy pumpkin ale. The spices hit you on the finish instead of on top like the rest of the pumpkin ales. Mellow but interesting pumpkin offering and the higher alcohol content is, as always, much appreciated. Currently runner up.
(4.5 out of 5)
118.)
American Horror Story S03E04 (2013) (TV)*
My Thoughts: Now that is how you end an episode! Funny, suspenseful, intense, twisted. This has been the best hour of horror all challenge. I really wish I didn't have a customer service job so I could be the kind of self important asshole that Lange plays. Also fucking zombies vs witches! Hell yeah!
(5 out of 5)
- Oct 31st -
119.)
Chernobyl Diaries (2012) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: So this is something I have always wanted to do since hearing about it in the early 00's, back when the tours were illegal. Now I fear I might need to take it off my bucket list as it will probably be crawling with tourist. So I am a little angry at this movie for popularizing this as I image now the tours will be huge and filled with annoying tweens. The movie it's self was pretty average, good location but by the numbers found footage monster fair. Of course the location is not quite as cool as if they had actually shot in Chernobyl but logistically that would not really be possible. I must admit that I do like the found footage style much better if it is a disembodies camera like this and people aren't always saying "why are you taping?", that shit gets old fast. A decent, if dreamsmashy movie.
(3 out of 5)
120.)
The Mummy (1959) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Was hoping for something more along the lines of Hammer's Frankenstein and Dracula sequels but this was pretty much just a Universal remake. Still it is a remake of a good property and it does have Cushing and Lee. Average but I would still be interested in seeing the sequels.
(3 out of 5)
121.)
The Bowery Boys Meet The Monsters (1954) (Internet)*
My Thoughts: I don't know why I expected the Universal classic monsters but I do know I didn't get them. This one has evil mad scientists, large carnivorous plant (that also like sandwiches), a vampiric temptress, a killer ape and a killer robot. Then we have the title characters... and yes I know they were playing for kids in the 50's but this just didn't do it for me. I gathered from the promotion that I saw this under that they had quite a few titles but they really are just a third rate Abbot and Costello. This movie wasn't gouge my eyes out bad or anything but without the genre elements it wouldn't have held my interest.
(2.5 out of 5)
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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Goal = 50

Final Stats:
60 total - 44 feature films (73.3%); 39 TV/shorts to equal 16 feature film equivalents (16.7%)
55.75 first time views (92.9%)

27 on DVR (45.0%)
5.5 on Amazon (9.2%)
20.5 on Netflix (34.2%)
26 total streaming - Amazon + Netflix (43.3%)
6 on BRD (10.0%)
1 on DVD (1.7%)

1920's - 2 (3.3%)
1930's - 3 (5.0%)
1940's - 2 (3.3%)
1950's - 3 (5.0%)
1960's - 3 (5.0%)
1970's - 4.25 (7.1%)
1980's - 5.25 (8.8%)
1990's - 8.25 (13.8%)
2000's - 6.125 (10.2%)
2010's - 23.125 (38.5%)

Subset films: 8 watched
American Mary
Shakma
Trilogy of Terror
ParaNorman
John Dies at the End
Scream
Pontypool
The Possession

Checklist completed


DVR
BRD
DVD
NWI
Amazon

* first time viewing

1. The Phantom Carriage (1921)*
2. Haxan (1922)*
3. Under the Dome - Speak of the Devil {S1:E11} (2013)*
--- Under the Dome - Exigent Circumstances {S1:E12} (2013)*
4. Scream (1996)
5. Scary Movie 3 (2003)*
6. Kingdom of Shadows (1998)*
7. Under the Dome - Curtains {S1:E13} (2013)*
--- Sleepy Hollow - Pilot {S1:E1} (2013)*
8. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)*
9. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)*
10. Sleepy Hollow - Blood Moon {S1:E2} (2013)*
--- Sleepy Hollow - For the Triumph of Evil. . . {S1:E3} (2013)*
11. Mad Monster Party? (1967)*
12. Poltergeist (1982)
13. The Gorgon (1964)*
14. La Leyenda de la Llorona (2011)*
15. Ultimate Spider-Man - Blade and the Howling Commandos {S2:E21} (2013)*
--- Sleepy Hollow - The Lesser Key of Solomon {S1:E4} (2013)*
16. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)*
17. Amityville 3-D (1983)*
18. Screamtime (1986)*
19. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)*
20. The Frighteners (1996)*
21. Isle of the Dead (1945)*
22. ParaNorman (2012)*
23. Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933)*
24. American Horror Story: Coven - Bitchcraft {S3:E1} (2013)*
--- The Walking Dead - 30 Days Without an Accident {S4:E1} (2013)*
25. John Dies at the End (2012)*
26. Giallo (2009)*
27. House on Haunted Hill ((1959)*
28. Sleepy Hollow - John Doe {S1:E5} (2013)*
--- American Horror Story: Coven - Boy Parts {S1:E2} (2013)*
29. I Walked With a Zombie (1943)*
30. The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)*
31. White Zombie (1932)*
32. Piranha (1978)*
33. King Kong (1933)*
34. The Thing (2011)*
35. American Mary (2012)*
36. In the Flesh {S1:E1} (2013)*
--- In the Flesh {S1:E2} (2013)*
37. In the Flesh {S1:E3} (2013)*
--- The Walking Dead - Infected {S4:E2} (2013)*
38. Haven - Fallout {S4:E1} (2013)*
--- Haven - Survivors {S4:E2} (2013)*
39. Toy Story of Terror (2013)*
--- The Cosby Show - Halloween {S2:E6} (1986)
--- Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery (1995)*
40. Jack's Back (1988)*
41. Haven - Bad Blood {S4:E3} (2013)*
--- Haven - Lost and Found {S4:E4} (2013)*
42. Haven - The New Girl {S4:E4} (2013)*
--- Haven - Countdown {S4:E5} (2013)*
43. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)*
44. Hotel Transylvania (2012)*
45. Monsters vs. Aliens: Night of the Living Carrots (2011)*
--- Monsters vs. Aliens: B.O.B.'s Big Break (2009)*
--- Megamind: The Button of Doom (2011)*
--- Shrek: The Pig Who Cried Werewolf (2011)*
--- American Horror Story: Coven - The Replacements {S3:E3} (2013)*
46. Pontypool (2008)*
47. Parks and Recreation - Halloween Surprise {S5:E5} (2012)*
--- Haven - Lay Me Down {S4:E7} (2013)*
--- Ellen - Trick or Treat -- Who Cares? {S3:E6} (1995)
48. Shakma (1990)*
49. Army of Darkness (1992)*
50. The Thing (1982)*
51. Mork & Mindy - A Morkville Horror {S2:E8} (1979)
--- Everybody Loves Raymond - Halloween Candy {S3:E6} (1998)
--- Grimm - The Ungrateful Dead {S3:E1} (2013)*
52. Trilogy of Terror (1975)*
53. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)*
54. Dead Heist (2007)*
55. The Reeds (2010)*
56. The Possession (2012)*
57. Scream 2 (1997)
58. Scream 3 (2000)
59. The Walking Dead - Isolation {S4:E3} (2013)*
--- Home Improvement - Bewitched {S8:E6} (1998)
--- The Simpsons - Treehouse of Horror XXIV {S25:E2} (2013)*
60. Devil (2010)*


Temp TV:



Checklist: completed

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors: 11 of 10
-X- Angus Scrimm - John Dies at the End
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff - Isle of the Dead
-X- Bruce Campbell - Army of Darkness
-X- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland - Piranha
--- Brinke Stevens -
--- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye -
-X- Dee Wallace - The Frighteners
-X- Elisha Cook Jr. - House on Haunted Hill
--- Elissa Dowling -
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - King Kong
-X- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell - The House That Dripped Blood
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
-X- Jefferey Combs - The Frighteners
--- Jessica Cameron -
-X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) - Trilogy of Terror
-X- Katherine Isabelle - American Mary
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
--- Tony Todd -

Select 2 film composers: 2 of 2
-X- Alan Howarth - Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
--- Hans J. Salter -
-X- Marco Beltrami - Scream

Select 5 directors: 6 of 5
-X- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler - Attack of the Puppet People
--- Brian Yuzna -
-X- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker - Trilogy of Terror
-X- Dario Argento - Giallo
--- Freddie Francis -
-X- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) - The Awful Dr. Orlof
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
-X- Tobe Hooper - Poltergeist
-X- Wes Craven - Scream

Select 2 make-up effects artists: 2 of 2
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - The Thing (2011)
-X- Jack Pierce - White Zombie
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers: 2 of 2
-X- Dino De Laurentiis - Army of Darkness
--- Joel Soisson -
-X- Val Lewton - I Walked With a Zombie

Select 1 writer: 1 of 1
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) - Trilogy of Terror

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: 34 of 30
-X- *3-D Film - Amityville 3-D
-X- Anthology Film - Screamtime
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Haxan
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Flesh for Frankenstein
-X- Based on a Novel - The Phantom Carriage
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - The Call of Cthulhu
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Scary Movie 3
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Phantom Carriage
-X- Death by: Chainsaw - Army of Darkness
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - Piranha
-X- Documentary - Kingdom of Shadows
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - The Thing
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Scream, Scream 2, Scream 3
--- Film and its Remake -
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Flesh for Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Phantom Carriage
-X- Giallo - Giallo
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Shakma
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The House That Dripped Blood
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Trilogy of Terror
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Mad Monster Party?
-X- Mummy - Mad Monster Party?
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Mad Monster Party?
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - The Awful Dr. Orlof
-X- Nazi - Creature with the Atom Brain
-X- Psychological - Screamtime
-X- Rape / Revenge - American Mary
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Scream
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Pontypool
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Piranha
-X- Vampire - Mad Monster Party?
-X- Werewolf - Mad Monster Party?
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Haxan
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Gorgon (Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing)
-X- Zombie - I Walked With a Zombie

Watch films in at least three formats: 3 of 3
-X- First format, DVR, The Phantom Carriage
-X- Second format, BRD, Scream
-X- Third format, NWI, Kingdom of Shadows

Watch films in at least three languages: 3 of 3
-X- First language, Spanish, La Leyenda de la Llorona
-X- Second language, German, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
-X- Third language, French, The Awful Dr. Orlof

Select 8 decades of film history: 10 of 8
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Phantom Carriage
-X- 1930 - Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
-X- 1940 - Isle of the Dead
-X- 1950 - Creature with the Atom Brain
-X- 1960 - Mad Monster Party?
-X- 1970 - Flesh for Frankenstein
-X- 1980 - Poltergeist
-X- 1990 - Scream
-X- 2000 - Scary Movie 3
-X- 2010 - La Leyenda de la Llorona

Select 4 ratings: 4 of 4
--- G -
-X- PG - ParaNorman
-X- PG-13 - Scary Movie 3
-X- R - Scream
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - The Phantom Carriage
--- M -
--- GP -


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 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

9th Annual Horror Challenge


GOALS
**DONE** #1. Watch the "classic" (1910-1960) Universal Studios Horror films in release date order.
**DONE** #2. Reduce the unwatched pile.
**DONE** #3. Get to at least 100 films watched

- First time viewing
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - Rating on a 1 to 10 scale

*List Complete*
109 Films Watched
45 First Time Viewings


September 30th
1. Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (03/06/1913) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (09/06/1923) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
3. The Phantom of the Opera (11/15/1925) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 1st
4. The Cat and the Canary (09/09/1927) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 2nd
5. The Last Performance (11/02/1927) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 3rd
6. The Man Who Laughs (11/04/1928) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 4th
7. The Last Warning (01/06/1929) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. Dracula (02/14/1931) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. Drαcula (03/11/1931 - Spanish) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 5th
10. Frankenstein (11/21/1931) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
11. Murders in the Rue Morgue (02/21/1932) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
12. The Old Dark House (10/20/1932) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
13. The Mummy (12/22/1932) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
14. Murders in the Zoo (03/01/1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
15. The Invisible Man (11/13/1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
16. The Black Cat (05/07/1934) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. Bride of Frankenstein (04/22/1935) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 6th
18. Werewolf of London (05/13/1935) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
19. The Raven (07/08/1935) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
20. Dracula's Daughter (05/11/1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
21. The Invisible Ray (01/20/1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. Night Key (05/02/1937) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
23. Son of Frankenstein (01/13/39) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
24. Tower of London (11/17/1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 7th
25. The Invisible Man Returns (01/12/1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
26. Black Friday (04/12/1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
27. The Mummy's Hand (09/20/1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 8th
28. The Invisible Woman (12/27/1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
29. Man Made Monster (03/28/1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 9th
30. Horror Island (03/28/1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
31. The Black Cat (05/02/1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 10th
32. The Wolf Man (12/12/1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
33. The Ghost of Frankenstein (03/13/42) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
34. The Mad Doctor of Market Street (02/27/1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 11th
35. The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (04/17/1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
36. Invisible Agent (08/07/1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
37. The Mummy's Tomb (10/23/1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 12th
38. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (03/05/1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
39. Captive Wild Woman (06/04/1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
40. Phantom of the Opera (08/27/1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
41. Son of Dracula (11/05/1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
42. The Mad Ghoul (11/12/1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
43. Calling Dr. Death (12/17/1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
44. Weird Woman (03/01/1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
45. The Invisible Man's Revenge (06/09/1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
46. The Mummy's Ghost (07/07/1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 13th
47. The Climax (10/20/1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
48. Dead Man's Eyes (11/10/1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
49. House of Frankenstein (12/01/1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
50. The Mummy's Curse (12/22/1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
51. The Frozen Ghost (06/01/1945) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
52. Strange Confession (10/05/1945) (aka The Missing Head) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. House of Dracula (12/07/45) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 14th
54. Pillow of Death (12/14/1945) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
55. House of Horrors (03/29/1946) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
56. She-Wolf of London (05/17/46) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 15th
57. The Brute Man (10/01/1946) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (06/15/1948) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 16th
59. Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (03/07/1951) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
60. Strange Door (12/08/1951) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
61. The Black Castle (12/15/1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 17th
62. It Came from Outer Space (05/25/1953) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
63. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (08/01/1953) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
64. Creature from the Black Lagoon (03/05/1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 18th
65. This Island Earth (06/01/1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
66. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (06/23/1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
67. Revenge of the Creature (07/22/1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. Cult of the Cobra (08/05/1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 19th
59. Tarantula (12/14/1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
60. The Creature Walks Among Us (06/26/1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
61. The Mole People (12/22/1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
62. The Deadly Mantis (05/??/1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
63. The Monolith Monsters (12/10/1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
64. Monster on the Campus (12/17/1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
65. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
66. Crimes at the Dark House (1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
67. The Face of Marble (1946) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 20th
68. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
69. I Bury the Living (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
70. The Snake Woman (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
71. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
72. Daikaijϋ Gamera (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
73. The Wicker Man (1973) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
74. Serpent Island (1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 21st
75. House of 1000 Corpses (2003) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
76. Slaughter of the Vampires (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 22nd
77. The Giant Claw (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
78. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 23rd
79. Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
80. The Werewolf (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 24th
81. Reptilicus (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
82. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 25th
83. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
84. The Neanderthal Man (1953) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
85. Blood Thirst (aka The Blood Seekers) (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 26th
86. I Eat Your Skin (aka Zombies) (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
87. Blood Stalkers (1978) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
88. The Thing (1982) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
89. Prince of Darkness (1987) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
90. Violent Midnight (1963) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
91. Castle of Blood (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
92. The Howling (1981) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
93. Torture Garden (1967) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
94. Giant from the Unknown (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 27th
95. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
96. Mr. Sardonicus (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
97. Rosemary's Baby (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
98. Let the Right One In (2008) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
99. Re-Animator (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
100. The Bloody Judge (1970) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
101. The Return of the Vampire (1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 28th
102. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
103. Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 29th
104. The Headless Ghost (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
105. The Horror of Party Beach (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 30th
106. The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
107. Grave of the Vampire (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 31st
108. The Thirsty Dead (1974) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
109. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

Checklist:
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
--- Angus Scrimm -
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein (1931)
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
--- Brinke Stevens -
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - The Last Performance (1927)
-X- Dee Wallace - The Howling (1981)
-X- Elisha Cook Jr. - Rosemary's Baby (1968)
--- Elissa Dowling -
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - Dracula (1931)
-X- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell - The Wicker Man (1973)
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
-X- Jefferey Combs - Re-Animator (1985)
--- Jessica Cameron -
-X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) - House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
--- Katherine Isabelle -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
--- Tony Todd -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Alan Howarth - Prince of Darkness (1987)
-X- Hans J. Salter - Son of Dracula (1943)
--- Marco Beltrami -

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
--- Brian Yuzna -
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
--- Dario Argento -
--- Freddie Francis -
-X- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) - The Bloody Judge (1970)
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
--- Tobe Hooper -
--- Wes Craven -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - The Thing (1982)
-X- Jack Pierce - She-Wolf of London (1946)
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Joel Soisson -
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Creature from the Black Lagoon (03/05/1954)
-X- Anthology Film - Torture Garden (1967)
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Dracula (1931)
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - Re-Animator (1985)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Chainsaw -
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - Daikaijϋ Gamera (1965)
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - This Island Earth (1955)
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Ghost of Frankenstein
--- Film and its Remake -
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1932)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Castle of Blood (1964)
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1932)
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Phantom of the Opera (1943)
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - The Bloody Judge (1970)
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Vampire - Dracula (1931)
-X- Werewolf - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Black Cat (1934)
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Black Cat (1934) Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi
-X- Zombie - Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- Forst format, DVD, The Invisible Man.
-X- Second format, Streaming, Murders in the Zoo.
-X- Third format, MP4 w/VLC, The Last Performance.

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, English, Murders in the Rue Morgue.
-X- Second language, Spanish, Drαcula.
-X- Third language, Japanese, Daikaijϋ Gamera (1965)

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
-X- 1910 - Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1913)
-X- 1920 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
-X- 1930 - The Old Dark House (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- 1950 - Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
-X- 1960 - Daikaijϋ Gamera (1965)
-X- 1970 - The Wicker Man (1973)
-X- 1980 - The Howling (1981)
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
--- 2010 -

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- PG - The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - The Wicker Man (1973)
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - The Mummy (1932)
--- M -
--- GP -

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 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

Goal - At least 50 watched, complete theme nights.

First time viewings are in orange.

October 1st

1: Jack's Back (1988) [VHS] - I decided to start the challenge on a strong note with one of my personal favorites. A serial killer is copying Jack the Ripper in L.A. After his twin is killed and declared the murderer, a shoe salesman works to find the true culprit and clear his brother's name. This is such a great, underrated film with an intriguing mystery at it's core and solid performances from James Spader and the luscious Cynthia Gibb. I need this on Blu-ray as soon as possible. Special mention to the opening scene and the song, "Red Harvest", which plays over it... Pure 80's bliss.



2: Dial Help (1988) [Youtube] - silly Ruggero Deodato flick in which an English model staying in Rome becomes haunted by killer phones. Probably the only film where someone is killed via payphone coins. We even get a telephone POV shot as a phone sneaks up some stairs. Charlotte Lewis is an attractive lead, and there are some nice scenes where she's being hypnotized into seduction by the haunted phones. An absurd film, but I had a blast with it, and it's way more entertaining than Deodato's awful attempt at a slasher, Body Count.

3: Violent Midnight (1963) [DVD] - an eccentric war veteran turned painter is accused of murder when one of his models is found stabbed to death. Also kown as Psychomania, this early slasher is one of the most enjoyable horror pictures of the 60's. Not content to focus solely on the murder mystery, it goes all over the map in a variety of fun directions. Not surprising when you consider it came from the makers of Horror at Party Beach, but this is a far better film than that one.

4: Transformations (1988) [VHS] - unfairly bashed pic about a space pilot who, infected by a succubus curse, crash lands on a prison planet.This is low-budget fun through and through. One of my favorite scream queens, Lisa Langlois, star's as the pilot's love interest. As always, she lights up the screen. Patrick Macnee also pops up as a priest who has dealt with the succubus in the past. The VHS art doesn't have much to do with the film, but it's a terrific image all the same.

October 2nd

5: The Stranger Within (1974) [Youtube] - Barbara Eden stars as a housewife who winds up mysteriously pregnant despite the fact that her husband has had a vasectomy. Things only get weirder from there. A decent adaptation of a Richard Matheson story. It sort of drags at times, and you would think the husband and family doctor would have done more after some of the stuff that happens, like Barbara's wounds healing right in front of them. Instead, they just keep acting like she's gone off the deep end rather than contacting someone about the bizarre events. That said, it's an interesting watch overall.

6: Satan's Triangle (1975) [Youtube] - an eerie Bermuda Triangle-based chiller told mainly through flashback. After a rescue attempt gone wrong, one half of a coast guard team is stranded on a ship with the vessel's only surviving passenger, a prostitute named Eva. She then proceeds to tell him the events that took place on the ship as it sailed through the Devil's Triangle. This is a very moody tele-film with a nice sense of dread throughout. It all culminates in one of the creepiest endings I've witnessed in a good while.

7: Mysterious Two (1982) [VHS] - this is a virtually unknown, but truly fascinating gem inspired by the Heaven's Gate cult. From Gary Sherman, this has an unsettling mood similar to that of the director's Dead & Buried. Still one of the best TV films I've seen. Robert Englund has a decent-sized role as a sheriff's deputy. Very highly recommended. Unfortunately, it seems to be the forgotten title in Sherman's filmography.

8: The Demon Murder Case (1983) [Youtube] - true event TV horror film about a boy possessed by demons. As was the case with the story behind this year's The Conjuring, Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated the incident on which this is based. I have to say, where many possession films come off as campy and over-the-top, this one is pretty unsettling. Definitely one of the more effective possession films out there.

October 3rd

9: The Supernaturals (1986) [Youtube] - a military group on a training exercise in the woods fall victim to the angry spirits of Confederate soldiers. I tried recording this off of TV many years ago, but the VCR screwed up. Turns out it did me a favor. This is an awful excuse for a movie. Nothing makes sense, the characters are interchangeable and it's flat-out boring. Skip this mess.

10: Barracuda (1978) [Youtube] - a small coastal town begins experiencing vicious barracuda attacks. This wound up being far better than I expected. More of a conspiracy thriller than outright horror, it goes in an interesting direction before ending on a fantastically downbeat note. The whole thing is considerably enhanced by Klaus Schulze's ominous score.

11: The Rift (1990) [VHS] - from the director of Slugs and Pieces. Of all the underwater horror pics made in the late 80's/early 90's, this is my favorite. Not that the competition is anything to write home about, but this is a nice creature feature with a good cast. I have it on VHS as Endless Descent.

October 4th

12: Antiviral (2012) [Blu-ray] - in the not too distant future, people are so obsessed with celebrities that they voluntarily go to clinics to be injected with diseases harvested from the objects of their obsessions. A fantastic film from the son of David Cronenberg, and a scathing commentary on the celebrity worship that seems to consume our culture more and more every day. It's also full of suitably nasty imagery, as Brandon Cronenberg is clearly a chip off the old block. Nice detached performance from Caleb Landry Jones as the lead, and it's always good to see Malcolm McDowell make an appearance. Watch closely for a blink and you miss it cameo from DC toward the end of the film.

13: Grave Secrets (1989) [Netflix streaming] - a bitchy woman hires a paranormal researcher to look into a headless ghost haunting her country inn. What a horribly dull movie this was. Paul Le Mat and Renιe Soutendijk are very bland leads, and nothing remotely interesting happens for the majority of the running time. On top of that, the ghost is one of the least menacing I've seen outside of cartoons. Only an appearance by David Warner enlivens the proceedings, but he's gone almost as quickly as he shows up.

14: Homebodies (1974) [Youtube] - a group of elderly folks resort to murder when a greedy developer selects their apartment building for demolition. An offbeat horror film with an odd tone, touches of pitch black comedy and social commentary about the treatment of the elderly. This one's a hidden gem. There's something subtly disturbing about watching old people commit cruel murders and enjoying their acts of deadly sabotage. I always wanted to see this one, but the VHS isn't the cheapest. Score another one for Youtube.

October 5th

15: Hack-O-Lantern (1988) [Youtube] - a cheesy slasher my old video store had under the alternate title, Halloween Night. I never got around to renting it, so nice to see it on online. The movie itself is nothing special, but there's some entertaining camp on display. For whatever reason, it randomly stops dead at one point to let some moron do his stand-up "comedy" routine for what feels like an eternity. Chalk this one up as an okay time-killer at best.

16: In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro (1986) [VHS] - factually-based terror tale about a drought leading to vicious baboon attacks in Kenya. This is an underrated film with convincing attack sequences and beautiful Kenyan scenery. I've never been a huge fan of the killer ape sub-genre, but this one's a winner. Always loved the poster art, too.

17: Death Weekend (1976) [VHS] - a sleazy dentist takes a model to his isolated country house for the weekend, but the two incur the wrath of a psycho and his gang of punks. Probably my favorite of the Last House on the Left inspired films, I prefer it to it's inspiration as well. We get great work by Don Stroud as the lead psycho and some underlying commentary with the dentist caring more about his house and possessions than the life of his girlfriend. The only downside is the incredibly annoying gas station attendants, but at least they get killed off.

18: Funeral Home (1980) [Youtube] - a girl goes to live with her grandmother to help out at her new bed and breakfast, formerly a funeral home run by her missing grandfather. I didn't much care for this when I first saw it many years ago. Since it stars one of my favorite scream queens in Lesleh Donaldson, I decided to give it another chance. It worked much better for me this time around. It's a solid variation on the Psycho theme, and Lesleh is a joy to watch.

October 6th

19: Fright Night Part II (1988) [Fox 4 DFW] - had the TV on while I was at the computer and was surprised when this came on channel 4 at midnight. While not quite up to the quality of the original, I've always enjoyed this sequel despite the oddball plot element of the lead being convinced there are no such things as vampires after what he went through.

20: Haute Tension (2003) [DVD] - probably my overall favorite horror film of the 2000's. Still as intense and thrilling as ever, and I'm firmly in the camp of loving the ending.

21: The Immortalizer (1989) [DVR recording/MGM HD] - a mad doctor kidnaps teens and uses their bodies to give rich old people a new lease on life. This is a cheap and cheesy little slice of fluff entertainment. I had to cringe when the hero of the movie always managed to do the wrong thing and get himself into trouble. There was a scene early on where he could have easily just thrown someone out an open window and solved his problem completely, but nope. The villains were very annoying, too.

October 7th

22: The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) [DVD] - I've enjoyed most of the Mexican horror films I've come across, but this is still undeniably the best. Possessing some of the most beautiful B&W photography I've seen and a great setting in and around a rural hacienda, the film is superbly atmospheric. It's also cleverly plotted, though the mood alone is more than enough reason to see it.

23: Beaks: The Movie (1987) [Youtube] - a news reporter and her cameraman investigate increasingly numerous stories of bird attacks around the world. A late cash-in on Hitchcock's The Birds from schlock king, Rene Cardona, Jr. For the first half of the movie, it was slightly more engrossing than I anticipated with a few well-done bird attacks and some intrigue as the various accounts are looked into. Unfortunately, it goes south afterward with long-winded scenes of people trying to avoid birds or doing random things while we wait for birds to attack, all of this set to some really lame music. There's an okay climax set on a train, but instead of having it end the film, they follow it up with a different set of characters escaping from an attacked birthday party. This escape seems like it'll never end and produces no suspense whatsoever. Michelle Johnson is really slumming it here as the reporter. Also, the vacationing family is hilarious, especially the dad.

October 8th

24: Whiskey Mountain (1977) [Youtube] - while searching for a buried cache of old civil war weapons around the titular mountain, two married couples encounter pot-growing hicks who don't take kindly to their territory being encroached upon. For a hicksploitation film, this one's relatively tame. The first 50 or so minutes are mainly spent with the four principle characters making their way through the wilderness, the occasional minor act of sabotage popping up here and there. We do get a rape scene that's rather innovatively conveyed solely via photographs. The cast does a decent job, and it's always great to see cult icons, Christopher George and Roberta Collins, on screen, the latter looking as ravishing as ever. Of the three William Grefe titles I've seen (the others being Death Curse of Tartu and the atrocious Sting of Death), this is the best, though it's nothing special.

25: Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) [DVR recording/TCM] - the only Hammer Frankenstein I had yet to see, this one involves the Baron taking the soul of an executed man and putting it in the body of a suicidal girl. A solid entry in the series, though Frankenstein's screen time seems to be more limited than usual. When he does appear, Cushing commands the screen as usual, though the real star of this one is the lovely Susan Denberg as the Baron's latest experiment. We also have some truly detestable villains here, and it's fun seeing these smarmy rich kids get what's coming to them.

October 9th

26: Shakma (1990) [Netflix streaming] - since I used my killer ape pick for the true story theme, I decided to give this one a go. I'd been meaning to check it out since it popped up on Netflix, so convenient timing. It was nice seeing Amanda Wyss in a horror film again, and Roddy McDowell's presence is always welcome. That said, In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro is definitely the superior killer baboon film.

27: Demon Wind (1990) [Youtube] - I was always drawn to the memorable lenticular VHS cover when I saw this at the rental store, but I never got around to actually renting it for some reason. Same thing happened with The Dead Pit, though when I finally checked that one out on DVD, it was a stinker. Fortunately, this was far better. A mixture of Evil Dead and Demons about a group of kids encountering demonic forces at a cabin, this was a blast to watch. It's got it's share of cheesy moments, so I'd rank it more on the level of a Night of the Demons, though I enjoyed this more than I did the first movie in that series.

October 10th

28: The Ghost Dance (1980) [VHS] - after the remains of a sadistic Indian shaman named Nahalla are taken to a nearby museum, Nalhalla's spirit possesses a thief and begins a killing spree. Horror films which center on Native American themes are often among my favorites to watch. Hell, many of the old Indian legends are basically horror stories in and of themselves, ones that are actually frightening. Combining such elements with a slasher was a novel idea. The film is well-made, one or two jarring scene transitions not withstanding. The VHS transfer is beat up, but you can tell that it's an exceptionally filmed picture. There are some striking visuals too, especially the one in which Nahalla stands in front of a stuffed eagle, his back looking like it has sprouted wings. Not only the most memorable shot of the film, but a thematically rich one as well.

29: The Shadow of Chikara (1977) [VHS] - having just been on the losing end of the Civil War, Wishbone Cutter decides to go after the diamonds his friend hid on a sacred mountain that the Indians supposedly fear. An intriguing mixture of western and horror archetypes, this was directed by Earl E. Smith, the man who served as writer on The Town that Dreaded Sundown and The Legend of Boggy Creek. Once we get past all the battlefield stuff, the film really gets going and develops an eerie vibe relatively quickly. The film is sort of stopped dead in it's tracks midway through when we're introduced to some bushwhackers, but this segment doesn't last too long. One scene late in the film has caused a bit of controversy, as a few horses fall over a cliff. I'm not sure how they did it, but it certainly seems realistic. While I saw the ending coming, it's still effectively creepy in it's execution.

30: Eyes of Fire (1983) [VHS] - filmed in the wilds of Missouri, Avery Crounse's offbeat gem is one of the most beautifully photographed horror films of the 80's. The dense woodlands are naturally pleasing to the eye, but they become something else entirely when seen through the stunning direction of Crounse. He makes sure that, while lovely in appearance, these woods are deeply foreboding. Brad Fiedel's score adds to the unease of the situation and gives off an otherworldly vibe to match. In spite of a low budget, the period setting feels authentic. It was a fascinating period, the colonial era, and I feel that more horror films should be set in and around that time. I don't think there is anything more terrifying than the unknown, so what better time than the days of the unknown to tell a story of this nature?

October 11th

31: Wacko (1982) [Youtube] - Greydon Clark's Without Warning is one of my favorite obscure horror films, so I was delighted to see his attempt at the ever popular horror spoof on Youtube. I wasn't disappointed, as this is one of the funniest spoofs I've seen. I'll have to double-bill it with Student Bodies in the future.

32: Highway to Hell (1991) [VHS] - when his fiancee is kidnapped and taken to Hell, a guy, along with his dog, heads out to save her. A long-time favorite of mine, this is a charming and imaginative horror comedy that never gets old. I love the bizarro vision of Hell here, and it's always a big plus seeing Pamela Gidley and Kristy Swanson in a movie. Lots of cameos from random comedians, too.

October 12th

33: The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) [DVD/Redbox] - I loved The Last Exorcism, but I didn't feel that it needed a sequel. That said, I decided to give this a chance. For the first half of the film, it remains interesting through it's subtlety. Nowhere near as interesting as the first film, but interesting all the same. Unfortunately, after Nell meets with a woman who claims she can rid her of her problems, things go south in a hurry. Also, what an awful ending with bad special effects to boot. Definitely a case of less is more.

34: Curse of Chucky (2013) [DVD/Redbox] - I've never been a huge fan of the Child's Play series. I like the first, hate the second, enjoy 3 and Bride well enough despite their flaws and never bothered with Seed, which looked horrible from the previews. That said, after hearing that this one was going back to it's horror roots, I was intrigued. After watching it, I have to say it's tied with 3 as the best since the original. To my surprise, they actually succeeded in making Chucky creepy. A lot of that has to do with his look this time around, particularly his eyes, which look pretty freaky. It was also a plus to keep him quiet until well into the film. Once he starts talking again, he's back to being typical Chucky. Really enjoyed Fiona Dourif's performance and the throwback to the big old house horror of days past.

35: Headhunter (1989) [VHS] - an African demon is decapitating people in Miami. Lovely Kay Lenz and her irritating partner investigate. This is your typical monster/killer on the loose story, but that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable. We get some pretty cool scenes here, particularly ones where the demon imitates people to get close to his victims. The climactic fight is a bit over-the-top and not all that satisfying. What is satisfying, however, is seeing Kay Lenz in another horror film. She stars in my favorite made for TV horror, The Initiation of Sarah, and it's always a huge plus to see her in more genre titles.

36: Dark Age (1987) [VHS] - for my money, the best of the killer crocodile/alligator sub-genre. A giant croc is eating people in Australia. Ranger Steve and his delightful girlfriend try to track down the creature, which happens to be sacred to the Aborigine people. Not your typical killer croc flick, this one has a bit more meat on it's bones with it's look into Aborigine culture and a message about nature conservation. John Jarratt and Nikki Coghill are likable leads, and there's a group of poachers who you really hope to see eaten. The Australian scenery is naturally gorgeous, and we also get some nice croc attacks, including one where the giant reptile eats a small child.

October 13th

37: Death Doll (1989) [Youtube] - after a fortune telling machine predicts a bad future for a young couple, the husband dies in a fire. Following this, the wife, very much pregnant, begins receiving odd phone calls and has her house broken into, a mysterious doll left as a calling card. After a mistaken identity murder, she realizes her life is in danger. This movie manages to pull off a surprisingly uneasy mood early on, as we don't know who is tormenting the lead or why. There's a pretty suspenseful scene where the unknown assailant breaks into a house she's staying in and she tries to sneak out without being noticed. However, once a certain character shows up midway through the film, it's all too obvious that they're the killer, and the mood dissipates. The motive is also a disappointment, and the ending drags on for too long.

October 14th

38: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) [Blu-ray] - I've always preferred this to the first one. The mutant gremlins, the high-rise setting and the satirical vibe are all welcome components. Zach Galligan is still annoying, and he always will be.

October 15th

39: The Curse (1987) [DVD] - I love the Curse series. Sure, all four films are completely unrelated, but who cares? This one is based on Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space. A nasty film with a bleak atmosphere and a real asshole performance from Claude Akins. It'd be nice to get a properly framed Blu-ray.

40: Deadly Blessing (1981) [Arrow Blu-ray] - aside from The Hills Have Eyes, this is my favorite Craven film. It's thematically interesting in it's juxtaposition of a strict, patriarchal culture with individuals who hold more modern values. Fertile ground for Craven given his stern religious upbringing. While the movie adheres more closely to the slasher formula, the setting and the implications of the supernatural both help to distinguish it. The entire picture is shrouded in an eerie atmosphere from the get-go. The country setting is beautiful, yet strangely menacing in the confines of the film. We also are treated to a few unnerving sequences, the snake in the bathtub and the spider dream sequence in particular. There's also a lengthy set-piece which takes place in the barn, exceptionally well-done. Maren Jenson brings a grounded quality to her role. It's a pity she didn't do anymore films, TV or anything after this.

October 16th

41: Iced (1988) [Youtube] - a group of skiers get together at a mountain resort years after one of their acquaintances died in a ski accident. Soon, they're being targeted by someone with murderous intentions. I'm a big slasher fan, but I didn't think too highly of this one. I figured now was a good time to give it another chance, but it just reinforced my initial opinion. The main reason I dislike this one is because of the characters. This has to be the most unlikable group of people I've ever encountered in a slasher. More fun to see them slaughtered, sure, but we have to spend a ton of time with them before the killings start. Plus, the two most despicable of the bunch wind up surviving! I did like the killer's reveal scene, even if his identity was obvious. The ending doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

42: Dear Dead Delilah (1972) [Youtube] - figured I'd follow that lousy slasher up with one of my favorites, this great southern fried obscurity. Matriarch Delilah tells her dysfunctional family that there is $50,000 hidden on her estate, and whoever finds it gets to keep it all to themselves. As they search, someone begins picking them off one by one. Could it be Luddy, the former mental patient who now works as Delilah's maid? The plot is nothing original, but this film is full of unique characters, snippy dialogue and superb performances. The first half is talky, but it's never dull, as the characters are so well-drawn. Once the murders kick in, the film doesn't let up. There are some memorable demises, including a gruesome decapitation and a bloody shotgun blast to the face. The tone is like a southern soap opera crossed with a slasher. I wish the VHS went for cheaper, but hopefully it'll get a nice disc release one of these days.

43: The Devonsville Terror (1983) [DVD] - 300 years ago, three women suspected of being witches were executed in the small township of Devonsville. In the present day, the citizens are still fearful of a curse supposedly placed on the town as a result of the executions. When a local merchant murders his wife, the curse is seemingly reactivated with three young women arriving in town shortly afterward. Are they the witches reincarnated? Ulli Lommel's best film by far. The autumnal town atmosphere is so thick that it makes for perfect Halloween viewing. We also get a terrific score and an interesting story. Witch tales are among my favorite genre material, and this one puts some unique characters front and center in the form of the Devonsville residents. We also get Donald Pleasance as a doctor suffering from a family curse. As the female lead, Suzanna Love is relatively stiff, though her character is meant to be a bit of an enigma anyway. The climax, complete with exploding and melting heads, is definitely the highlight of the picture.

44: Burned at the Stake (1981) [Youtube] - in 1692, Ann Putnam causes a frenzy with her baseless claims that many women around Salem are witches. Moving to the present, Loreen begins suffering from strange visions and signs of possession. It seems she may be Ann reincarnated. Bert I. Gordon is better known for his giant monster movies, but it's this understated affair that makes for his best work. It's a unique take on a fascinating historical subject, and, while clearly low budget, it's ambition shines through. The acting is all around solid, but the picture is carried by the lovely Susan Swift, who stars in dual roles as both Ann and Loreen. She's terrific as both, especially the manipulated Ann, and you really feel her empathy and need for redemption at the end. My only complaint about the film is that one key nighttime scene is too dark to really make out what's going on. The VHS isn't easy to come by, which makes me regret not being able to get my old video store's copy when they shut down.

October 17th

45: When a Stranger Calls Back (1993) [Youtube] - I'm not a fan of the original When a Stanger Calls. I find it dull and meandering. Even the much lauded opening is nothing special, paling in comparison to the truly chilling Black Christmas. So, it took me a while to get around to the sequel, which I wanted to give a shot since Jill Schoelen is number one on my list of favorite scream queens. I'm glad I did, as this is a definite improvement. This time around, we get an opening that is actually pretty unsettling. Director Fred Walton also doesn't make the same mistake with the psycho in this one, instead keeping him mysterious and creepier as a result. Schoelen is great, no surprise there, but the returns of Carol Kane and Charles Durning seem awkward from a plausibility standpoint.

46: I Saw What You Did (1988) [Youtube] - a made for TV remake of one of William Castle's weaker efforts. I originally saw a re-airing of this on some TV station and found it to be quite enjoyable. It still holds up as a fun little flick, due in large part to a solid cast, which includes Shawnee Smith, Wishmaster's Tammy Lauren and Robert Carradine as the weirdo they call up. Interestingly, this was also directed by Fred Walton.

47: Nightwing (1979) [DVR recording/Sony HD] - I searched for this on YouTube a few weeks back, as I wanted to watch it for the Native American theme. I came up empty, but was pleasantly surprised to see it airing on Sony HD a few days later. I found it to be better than it gets credit for with it's blend of bat attacks and Indian mysticism, as well as it's look into life on reservations. The first attack scene winds up being pretty cheesy, but the majority of the film maintains a serious tone that works. Beautiful location photography and a nice Henry Mancini score are bonuses. David Warner is another plus, and it was interesting to see Stephen Macht here. I never would've guessed this was the same guy who played the wicked foreman in Graveyard Shift. Would make a good double-feature with Frankenheimer's Prophecy, which tackles similar themes. Both films even have supporting roles for two The Thing alumni in common.

October 18th

48: Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) [VHS] - recommending this in the main thread put me in the mood to revisit it myself. An intelligent take on vampirism that predates the similar Martin, but doesn't get as much attention despite being just as good, if not better. Cristina Ferrare is memorable (and gorgeous) as Mary, the woman tortured by an inescapable thirst for blood. The pacing is suspenseful, and the story goes in some very interesting and unexpected directions. A seasoned horror vet pops up in a key role, but it's best left unspoiled for those wanting to see the film.

October 19th

49: Psycho From Texas (1975) [VHS] - Wheeler is a nutcase hired to kidnap a retired oil man and hold him for ransom. He and his accomplice successfully grab their target, but rather than stick around, Wheeler can't resist heading out to cause more trouble. This is a wild obscurity that's always a blast to revisit. Wheeler is a sleazy screw-up who goes around tormenting people, including a young Linnea Quigley in her screen debut. He even gets his own theme song. This thing is full of crazy situations, over the top acting (the kid playing Wheeler in a flashback takes the cake) and grindhouse flavor. It also contains what may be the longest foot chase in film.

50: Winterbeast (1991) [DVD] - oddball movie revolving around an Indian gateway to Hell, which a few park rangers investigate. This is a low budget labor of love in the same vein as Equinox. With a variety of weird stop-motion creatures on display and the bizarre story arc involving the owner of the Wild Goose Lodge, it's all over the map. But hey, in this movie's case, that's actually part of it's charm. The myriad of creatures we get to see, the ridiculous acting and the strange atmosphere all add up to a cheesy good time. If you liked Equinox, you'd probably like this.

51: The Jar (1984) [YouTube] - peculiar curiosity about a loner who comes into possession of a jar containing some kind of demon, which proceeds to drive him mad. This is a slow-going oddity that can best be described as inaccessible. The story, or lack thereof, centers around deranged hallucinations. While interesting to see, that's really all there is, as the film offers no reasoning or cohesive narrative. Definitely a strange movie, but not very good.

52: The Serpent Warriors (1985) [YouTube] - I watched the insane Calamity of Snakes about a month before the challenge and thought it would have been perfect for tonight's theme. Fortunately, there's this thing, which combines some of that film's crazier moments with an unfinished American picture to create a really nutty mixture. The American portion consists of Clint Walker infiltrating a snake cult, which, for some reason, has a bunch of bikers among it's membership. All of this is pretty ridiculous and lame, blown away by the portions shown from COS, which are used in this version to show a man cursed by the cult, and thus being plagued by snakes. You'd be better off just watching COS, but this is interesting just to see how they take two preexisting works and meld them to create a different story.

October 20th

53: The Vampire (1957) [DVR recording/TCM] - not to be confused with the Mexican film from the same year, El Vampiro, this is a quickie about a small town doctor who accidentally takes pills which transform him into a vampire. John Beal is good as the tortured lead, and James Griffith steals the show in his all too brief part as Henry. I think the ending would have been better without the final chase sequence, as you know what's coming. If it had ended in the doctor's office, it would have been more satisfying on a character level. An okay time-waster.

54: Last Rites (1980) [YouTube] - the higher-ups in a rural town, including the owner of the local mortuary, are vampires who cover up their bloodsucking activities. Unfortunately, this terrific premise is squandered by poor execution. The vamps continuously make dumb decisions that come back to bite them, there's no consistency to vampire lore when it comes to certain death scenes and we get long shots of people driving to pad out the running time. It does have it's moments, like what befalls a girl who was in a drag racing accident, but a disappointment overall.

55: Grave of the Vampire (1972) [DVD] - offbeat vampire film starring Michael Pataki as Caleb Croft, a bloodsucker who teaches night classes on the occult. William Smith plays his son, the half human, half vampire product of rape who seeks to destroy his father. While the film isn't very bloody, the acts of violence committed by Croft come off as pretty vicious. Pataki plays him as a truly despicable sort. As the son, Smith reminded me more of a bump on a log than anything. I suppose that's just the part, that of a secluded outsider with no world experience. There's a fight toward the end that is surprisingly well-done, and there are a few interesting tidbits, like one of Croft's students who longs to be a vampire.

October 21st

56: The Medusa Touch (1978) [Blu-ray] - Richard Burton stars as Morlar, a man with the ability to cause disasters simply by thinking one up. This splendid slow-burner boasts strong performances, good effects and a lead character who can be seen as a sort of antihero with his well-warranted cynicism. There's also a nice touch of pathos with Morlar wondering if perhaps he's caused most of the world's disasters over the years of his life. In what is perhaps the film's most memorable scene, he causes a spectacular plane crash, a scene even more effective in light of today's sensibilities. Haunting ending, too.

57: Abby (1974) [YouTube] - William Girdler's wacky blaxploitaion take on The Exorcist. In typical Girdler fashion, this is cheaply made, but very entertaining. Carol Speed is quite over the top as the possessed titular character. Her antics are pretty amusing, as is her demonic voice, spouting out typical blaxploitation style insults. Blacula himself, William Marshall, stars as the man who must exorcise the demon. The exorcism itself is rather underwhelming. I have to wonder why Warner sued over this picture, but left alone several far more blatant Exorcist ripoffs.

58: Jennifer (1978) [VHS] - Lisa Pelikan gives a great performance as Jennifer, a social outcast with the ability to psychically summon snakes. When disturbed Sandra and her friends target Jennifer, they may push her too far. Another surprisingly strong cash-in on Carrie. I'm a big fan of the De Palma film, but I actually prefer both The Initiation of Sarah and Jennifer overall. Throw in the underrated The Rage: Carrie 2, and you have one hell of a quadruple feature. Pelikan is very sympathetic in her portrayal here. She's a nice, caring person targeted by a sociopath simply because she comes from humble roots. The film is so good thanks to Pelikan's performance, as she really sells the character. The only disappointment is that I think Sandra gets off too easy in the end.

59: The House of Seven Corpses (1974) [DVR recording/TCM] - a horror film is being shot in the infamous Beal house. After finding the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the director decides to use some of the passages in his film, leading to disastrous results. It doesn't seem that many people care for this title, but I found it pleasantly enticing. It really takes it's time in getting to the horror, but I really enjoyed seeing the inner workings of the picture that the characters were shooting. That, combined with the atmosphere of the old house and John Ireland's tyrannical performance as the director, made sure I was never bored. In fact, I think I enjoyed that portion of the film more than what comes after.

October 22nd

60: Shock 'Em Dead (1991) [VHS] - riotous flick about Martin, a nerdy loser who makes a deal with a voodoo priestess to become a famous rock star. The catch? He has to feed on the lifeforce of others to live. Easily the most entertaining of all the hard rock horror movies I've seen, this is a tongue-in-cheek delight. Traci Lords stars as a band manager that Martin lusts for. A nonsensical good time.

61: Death Spa (1989) [YouTube] - a jerk's health spa is haunted by the vengeful ghost of his former wife. I expected this to be better than it was. It feels more like a series of random set-pieces thrown together rather than a complete film. It just comes off as sloppy in execution. The lead character is pretty unlikable, so I was rooting for the ghost, played with charismatic glee by the always reliable Shari Shattuck. Ken Foree has a small role and there are some decent death scenes, but stick with the wild Killer Workout if you want a spa horror flick.

October 23rd

62: The Hills Have Eyes (1977) [DVD] - still Wes Craven's best film all these years later, and a great example of budget horror film-making. It's just an overall gem of a film with unique villains, a terrific setting and a nice dose of commentary on human nature. As a dog lover, I appreciate the German shepard being portrayed as the real hero of the picture. This is also the film that led to my crush on Dee Wallace Stone back in the day. Aja's lousy remake doesn't come close to matching the original's quality.

63: Lord of Illusions (1995) [DVD] - from Craven's best film to Barker's best. I love the slowly unraveling mystery approach and the dreamy L.A. photography, not to mention the glimpse into the world of illusionists and magic. With it's mixture of various elements, it really comes off as a horror noir. Scott Bakula is solid as the weary D'Amour, but the real standout among the cast is Daniel Von Bargen as the sinister Nix. He is perfect in the role, bringing to life what I feel is one of the most memorable villains in all of horror. The cult element in the film also adds a disturbing touch. Some of the special effects look dated, but the imagination in storytelling is nothing short of amazing. Overall, one of the most undervalued horror films out there.

64: Society (1989) [DVD] - this was Brian Yuzna's first film as director, and it's still his masterpiece. It works as both a joke on the rich and an allegory about their tendency to leech off of the have-nots. Even though it's pretty clear right from the start that things aren't what they seem, there's a great sense of paranoia here. You wouldn't expect a former Baywatch star to be an alienated sort, but in the context of the film, it works. The climactic scene are really something to behold. Quite perverse, and the effects by Screaming Mad George are spectacular. I also can't go without mentioning the sinister reworking of the "Eton Boat Song" which plays over the opening credits.

October 24th

65: Fatal Games (1984) [VHS] - aspiring Olympians at the Falcon Academy of Athletics begin falling victim to a javelin-toting killer. I love this crazy slasher, one of the oddest and most entertaining you're going to come across. The javelin kills are repetitive, but there's so much going on that the lack of creative demises doesn't matter. The situations, subplots and characters maintain my interest every time. I also love the music that pops up whenever the killer is about to attack and all the red herrings. When I first saw this, I correctly guessed the killer's identity, but the way out there motive was a total surprise. If you're looking for an all-around fun time, Fatal Games takes the trophy. I mean, where else are you going to see someone break out scuba gear to javelin someone in a swimming pool? Also, in the vein of "Fall Break" from The Mutilator, it has an awesome theme song.



66: Mirage (1990) [DVD-R] - teens camping in the desert are stalked by someone in a mysterious black truck. This unconventional slasher from the director of Blacula is very hard to come by. In fact, out of all the VHS tapes I've searched for, it's the only one I've never found anywhere, leading to me ordering a DVD-R copy. For such a cheaply produced affair, the cinematography is noticeably great. The film takes place almost entirely in the day, but still manages to really have a foreboding atmosphere with it's desert setting and one loopy, surreal bit after another. That desolate beige that runs on for miles only helps to reinforce the emptiness and ill-fate that's to beset the characters. The killer and his methods are quite different, and the film actually manages a haunting vibe throughout. Special mention to the terrific nightmare sequence midway through.

67: Ghost Story (1980) [DVR recording/Encore Suspense] - four elderly men are haunted by a ghost from their past. I rented this many years ago, but had to stop the tape shortly after one character's fall from a high-rise window and didn't get to finish it before returning it to the video store. I'm surprised it took me this long to get back to it, but better late than never. Based on Peter Straub's lengthy novel, this is a very trimmed down adaptation. It has an interesting cast of vets, but it's Alice Krige who owns the screen as the evil entity come back to haunt them. You just know there's something not right with her the moment she appears, and the feeling only intensifies from there. Now, there are hints to her true nature in the film, but they're so subtle that some viewers may not pick up on them. The book goes into more detail about what she truly is. Frankly, as an overall adaptation, this has to be chalked up as a disappointment. It's decent enough as a standalone, albeit a bit dry and with a weak climax. Dick Smith's wonderful effects are underused.

68: Keep My Grave Open (1976) [YouTube] - Texas filmmaker S.F. Brownrigg directed this combination of character study and slasher horror. With this viewing, I only have one Brownrigg title left to see, Scum of the Earth. The lovely Camilla Carr stars as an icy, aloof woman who lives with her recluse brother, Kevin, in a rural farmhouse. Or does she? Meanwhile, someone brandishing a sword is offing anyone who comes near the house. This is a low key affair that takes it's time building atmosphere and giving us a look inside the lead character's mind. It's definitely a one woman show, and Carr is up to the task. The outcome really isn't a mystery, but I really appreciated the film's minimalist approach and Carr's performance. That said, the ending is a bit dumbfounding.

October 25th

69: Next of Kin (1982) [VHS] - after her mother's death, Linda inherits the retirement home she ran. Once there, reading through her mother's diary sets off a series of unsettling memories. Bizarre occurrences begin taking place as well, almost as if someone were toying with her. I've seen this Aussie gem referred to as a slasher film on more than one occasion, though I wouldn't necessarily call it such. It's more of a slow-burning mood piece, one that's quite ambiguous at times. It's also effectively creepy, one of my favorite scenes involving a figure watching the heroine just out of her eye range as she roams the woods in search of her boyfriend. Said boyfriend is played by John Jarratt, a mainstay in Australian horror. Naturally, the filming locations are gorgeous and the cinematography does a fine job of catching them in all of their glory. The film is complimented by a unique score and some stylish sequences, such as one terrific slow motion bit where Linda is rushing down a flight of stairs. The ending gets really wild, leaving the film's more subdued nature behind for an extravagant finale. All said and done, this is one of Australia's finest contributions to the genre.

70: Nightkill (1980) [YouTube] - a woman's lover poisons her domineering husband. She agrees to help him cover up the crime, but it isn't long before the lover disappears and weird things start happening. Is her husband still alive? Jaclyn Smith stars in this overlooked gem as a woman who finds herself in way over her head. Mike Connors makes the most of his short screen time as her husband, and Tenebre's Anthony Franciscus plays the lover. Robert Mitchum shows up as a detective investigating the disappearances. Despite not feeling very sorry for the main character, I found this to be a pretty suspenseful film. It centers around an engrossing mystery, and it kept me guessing for a while. Eventually, the identity of the culprit becomes rather clear, but the actual reveal makes for a strong moment. The film ends on a bleak note.

71: Knife of Ice (1972) [DVD] - my favorite Umberto Lenzi film, this unusual giallo stars Carroll Baker as Martha, an emotionally scarred woman who lost her ability to speak when she witnessed the death of her parents. Years later, her sister Jenny is in town for a visit, but the visit is cut short when she winds up murdered. Compared to some of the gialli out there, this is a slower, more subdued affair, but that's certainly not a slight against it. The pacing works beautifully, allowing the mystery a gradual build and letting the viewer take in the lush atmosphere of the countryside town. Baker is solid in her part, doing a good job of getting across her emotions based on physical acting alone. Evelyn Stewart appears all too briefly as the doomed sister. As usual, there are red herrings galore, including a devil worshiping druggie. The ending is one of the more interesting in the giallo canon.

72: Innocent Blood (1992) [DVR recording/Cinemax] - a rather embarrassing mixture of mobsters and vampires from John Landis. A female vampire bites a mob boss, but is interrupted before she can make sure he doesn't come back as a vampire himself. As the mob boss, Robert Loggia is the best thing about this movie. He's clearly having a ball playing the part, and he's a lot of fun to watch. Unfortunately, everything else is pretty uninteresting. The stuff with Loggia aside, the attempts at comedy here are usually embarrassing and don't come close to matching the charm of An American Werewolf in London. Also lame is how easy it is to kill the vamps, so when Loggia is building his own army, they're decimated in no time. Potential wasted.

73: Endangered Species (1982) [VHS] - eerie horror/sci-fi/mystery about cattle mutilations and other strange occurrences in a Colorado community. Alan Rudolph directed this under the radar favorite, easily his best, most intriguing film. It delves into potential government conspiracies, satanism and U.F.O.s, all big areas of interest to me. What's actually going on, as it turns out, is quite disturbing, mainly due to how close to reality it is. The film has a deadly serious tone that suits the material perfectly. There's one particularly gruesome death scene midway through, and a cow carcass flying through the air on some sort of suction valve proves to be an image that sticks with you. I still have my big box VHS and intend to keep it, but I'd love to see this on Blu-ray.

October 26th

74: Child's Play 3 (1991) [Blu-ray] - after the original, this has always been my favorite of the series (tied with Curse now that I've seen it). I fail to see why it garners so much hate while the awful second film gets such praise. Chucky has more of a mean-streak in this one, and I enjoy the military school setting. The factory climax was the only good part of the prior entry, but 3's climax in the carnival funhouse bests it and leads to Chucky's most memorable demise. Also, I had such a crush on Perrey Reeves in this movie, and revisiting it, I still do.

75: House IV (1992) [YouTube] - wacky fourth entry in the series has William Katt returning as his character from the original. After his death, his new family moves into the old house he grew up in, which turns out to be haunted. This is a fun little flick with some memorable scenes such as a talking pizza and a bit where the house makes two thugs see each other as what they most fear. About midway through, things take a ridiculously silly turn when Katt's stepbrother visits a toxic waste dump run by some way over the top characters. That said, it's an enjoyable slice of fluff overall, and the most likable entry in the series after the first.

76: The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) [DVD] - I ignored this sequel for a long time, as I expected it to be a total bomb. I finally wound up watching it on Encore Suspense one evening, and I was most pleasantly surprised to see that it's actually a terrific little film. I kicked myself for avoiding it and got the DVD. Emily Bergl is solid as a girl who discovers her telekinetic abilities following a friend's suicide. She winds up unleashing it on the sleazy scum responsible. Amy Irving returns to her role from the original, though she doesn't have much to do. That said, the tragic love story at the heart of the film works and it's great seeing the lowlifes get their due comeuppances. Special mention to Walter, the sweet basset hound.

77: Piranha (1995) [YouTube] - remake of the Joe Dante classic is one of those that sticks very close to the original. It lacks the charm of Dante's film, but it's enjoyable enough in it's own right despite the familiarity, and it's certainly better than all those SyFy Channel creature features. William Katt's in this one too.

78: Carnosaur 2 (1995) [DVD] - in name only sequel that's basically the Aliens formula with dinosaurs. That said, what a fun little monster flick this is! Don't expect anything new, as it sticks to the formula, even including a dino-related helicopter crash and a climactic machine fight with a big T-Rex ala the Alien Queen battle. Total low-budget entertainment through and through. Thumbs down to offing the lovely Arabella Holzbog so soon though.

79: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) [DVR recording/IFC] - to say I didn't care for the 2003 remake would be an understatement, which is why I'm just now seeing this prequel due to a TV showing. This is admittedly a better effort, but it's still nothing special. Plus, due to it being a prequel, we know none of the villains are going to die and that the main characters are likely all doomed. I did like the ending with the cop and the guy he pulled over getting an unpleasant surprise, best part of the movie.

October 27th

80: Meatcleaver Massacre (1977) [YouTube] - a college professor who teaches classes on the occult is targeted by one of his students, a sociopath who, along with his loser friends, kills off the professor's family and puts him in a coma. However, the coma doesn't keep the professor from summoning a demon to seek revenge. This dark little picture (both thematically and technically) is on the sloppy side. The demon itself is mostly invisible due to the budget, but I think this enhances the attack scenes, especially considering how lame the demon looks once you get a look at it toward the end. Unfortunately, everything aside from the revenge sequences is pretty dull and amateurish. Christopher Lee provides opening and closing narration that has nothing to do with the actual film and was used for this title without his knowledge.

81: The House on Straw Hill (1976) [Blu-ray] - I'd always wanted to see this one, mainly because of the sultry Linda Hayden. Fortunately, the film itself is very much worth seeing for reasons beyond just her presence. It's an effective blending of psychological horror and exploitation with an atmospheric build-up, great location shooting and Linda delivering an impressive performance. It's a bit on the predictable side, but it remains compelling due to the aforementioned qualities. A video nasty, though not one of the more graphic ones.

82: Escapes (1986) [YouTube] - low-grade anthology with Vincent Price introducing each story via a mysteriously delivered videotape. The segments and movie itself are pretty short and painless, but there's nothing special here at all. I'm surprised they managed to get Price for such an obviously cheap production.

83: Edge of the Axe (1988) [VHS] - a rural community is plagued by a series of brutal axe murders. This slasher opens with a woman being slaughtered while going through a car wash. It's a solid scene that immediately gets you hooked. The film can be a bit of a mess as far as tone goes, bouncing all over the place at times. It does even out eventually. Upon my initial viewing, the sheriff struck me as an asshole who was so preoccupied with ignoring the obvious that I wouldn't have been surprised had he turned out to be the killer. That said, I was able to correctly guess the killer's identity about midway through. I was also hoping this person would be the killer, as I thought it would be the best course the film could take, so I wasn't disappointed. The killings are mainly people being chopped with an axe. As a dog-lover, one scene involving a dog gets under my skin. Absolutely love the ending and the final shot. From Josι Ramσn Larraz, the man who gave us Vampyres and the awful Rest in Pieces.

84: The Evictors (1979) [VHS] - a couple moves into a new house, but they are soon menaced by a prowler who keeps showing up. Charles B. Pierce, the man behind The Town that Dreaded Sundown and The Legend of Boggy Creek, directed this outstanding mood piece. Jessica Harper and Michael Parks play the married couple, and both are superb. Vic Morrow is the real estate agent who sales them the house. He's fine, though his role isn't the largest despite his top billing. The slow-burning pace works brilliantly here. The 40's atmosphere and impact of World War II are also well-realized. Some effective sepia-toned flashbacks further the mood, as do the hushed nature of the townspeople in regard to the house's history and the lovely scope photography. Pierce's best film.

85: The Wolf Man (1941) [Blu-ray] - not my favorite werewolf film or my favorite of the Universal monster pictures, but definitely one of the best of both. Lon Chaney, Jr. is great as the tortured Larry Talbot. Evelyn Ankers is also incredibly charming as his love interest, a real compliment since women from the period generally don't suit my fancy. The make-up is rather crude, but it works well enough. Love the foggy atmosphere. Only disappointment is a too abrupt ending.

October 28th

86: Stones of Death (1989) [YouTube] - people living on a development built over a sacred Aborigine burial ground begin falling prey to a curse involving the Kadaicha, stones that mark for death anyone who receives one. This is sort of a supernatural slasher flick from down under with various animals used to off the unsuspecting teens of the development. The death scenes are interesting, particularly for their animal element, and there are some effective nightmare sequences. This is yet another Aussie horror film that takes a look at Aboriginal culture, and it makes for some unique viewing. Not a perfect film, but I'm a sucker for Australian horror.

87: The Outing (1987) [VHS] - long-time favorite of mine with a museum curator's daughter unwillingly unleashing an evil djinn. This is such a fun movie with the added bonus of being shot in my home state of Texas. Indeed, I actually met the lead girl, Andra St. Ivanyi, several years back and asked her about starring in this. I've always loved the novelty of having a djinn as a horror villain, and the museum setting is unique. Throw in some inventive kills and some fun special effects, and you've got one of the most entertaining horror flicks of the 80's. My VHS has surprisingly strong pic quality, so it'll do until a nice disc release comes along.

88: Wishmaster (1997) [DVD] - saw this in the theater on opening night in 1997 and thought it was an absolute joy. Like The Outing, this is an evil djinn picture. This one's more polished, but no less enjoyable. I love the cameos from various horror icons and creative ways in which people have their wishes turned on them.

89: Wishcraft (2002) [DVD] - the third in my little "careful what you wish for" triple feature. This one involves a teen who comes into possession of a totem that grants him three wishes. Meanwhile, a murderer is offing his classmates. I caught this on TV while randomly flicking through channels one day and found it surprisingly engrossing. It's certainly one of the better slasher films from the last two decades. There's a romance subplot that actually works too, thanks in large part to the charm and allure of lovely Alexandra Holden.

October 29th

90: Mosquito (1995) [VHS] - this low-budget creature feature is a video store favorite of mine. It boasts a fun cast of quirky characters, including Gunnar Hansen as an unlucky bank robber. The film also has a nice rural Michigan atmosphere and good giant mosquito effects. Way better than the awful Skeeter.

91: Zeder (1983) [DVD] - a typewriter is given to an author as a gift. He reads the ink ribbon and discovers that it reveals the locations of K-zones, places that supposedly lead to the resurrection of the dead if buried there. Pupi Avati is a very underrated filmmaker. None of his films get the recognition they deserve, be it The House with Laughing Windows, The Arcane Enchanter or this unsung gem. Some call it boring, but I absolutely disagree. The mystery, characters and atmosphere were more than enough to keep me intrigued throughout. It's a slow burn with a deeply ominous tone. There are some fascinating ideas thrown around, and the film is often times very creepy. I can't let the gorgeous Anne Canovas go unmentioned either. A very rewarding picture that only gets better with repeat viewings. As a side note, it's rather interesting to see the similarities between certain aspects of this film and Stephen King's later novel, Pet Sematary.

92: Sole Survivor (1983) [DVD] - a woman is the sole survivor of a plane crash, but along with the luck, she can't shake the more sinister feeling that something is off. What's more, she's continuously being watched by various people, none of whom appear to be very vibrant or full of life. This moody little chiller was directed by Thom Eberhardt, a man better known for the lighter Night of the Comet. While I enjoy that film, I feel that this one is more deserving of the spotlight. There's a cheesy romantic subplot, but for the most part, the film works quite well. It sets a somber tone from the get-go, the scenes of Denise being watched are suitably creepy and everything comes to a head in a clever climax. I was happy when this was finally released on DVD, though the transfer isn't as good as I'd hoped.

93: Return of the Family Man (1989) [YouTube] - an escaped serial killer returns to his childhood home just as a group of tourists are visiting it. This is a cheesy slasher from South Africa. It's one of those movies that pointlessly pretends it takes place in America despite the obvious accents. I don't know why they can't just let it take place in, you know, South Africa. It's an unremarkable affair with an okay kill or two and an absurd villain. I did like that one character who I thought for sure was a goner wound up surviving.

94: The Initiation (1984) [DVD] - a group of sorority pledges sneak into a mall overnight to pull off a prank that will get them initiated. Someone else is in there with them though, and it isn't long before bloodshed ensues. This is actually one of my favorite slashers, a large reason for that being the creepy atmosphere of the mall at night. It has multiple levels and is unlike any mall I've ever been to. We also get a few instances of characters catching a glimpse of the killer lurking about, something that I'm a sucker for. Getting that eerie look at something out of the corner of your eye, not sure if you really saw anything at all. Daphne Zuniga plays the lead, and I've always found her appealing even if she's far from the greatest actress. Vera Miles and Clu Gulager are also on hand to add some class to the proceedings. As for the kills, they're not the bloodiest, but they do their job. On my initial viewing, I didn't see the ending coming, though I've heard people say they did. There are some blatant clues.

95: Hide and Go Shriek (1987) [VHS] - teens spending the night in a furniture store of all places wind up being stalked by a psycho. One of the more out there slashers of the 80's, due in large part to the killer's identity and his insane motive. The furniture store setting is also odd, but it has a good, if overly dark atmosphere. I also like the fact that the victims in this one actually decide to band together and fight back as a group, but it loses a few points for allowing the least likable character to survive.

October 30th

96: The Sentinel (1977) [DVD] - one of my all-time favorites. A model rents an apartment, which she soon discovers is sitting upon the gateway to Hell. Based on the novel of the same name, The Sentinel is an underrated gem from director Michael Winner. It sports quite the cast, though it's the gorgeous Cristina Raines who shines the brightest. I really wish she had been in more films. The atmosphere of the New York brownstone is palpable, as it should be considering what it's on top of. The neighbors, who may or may not really be there, add a lot of flavor to the picture. Burgess Meredith is particularly memorable as the deceptively vile Charles Chasen. We also get a great uncomfortable moment with Beverly D'Angelo. This film has some truly effective imagery, from the carnival freaks to the shots of a roaming old man. Indeed, the scene where Cristina goes to investigate the strange noises in the apartment above her's makes for one of the creepiest sequences in film. Black and white cat, black and white cake!

97: The Hitcher (1986) [DVD] - Robert Harmon's masterwork about a demented hitchhiker and the kid he puts through hell is one of my top three favorite horror films. Rutger Hauer delivers his best performance as the mysterious John Ryder. He's so convincingly sadistic, yet he has a sense of underlying pathos. The bizarre relationship between he and C. Thomas Howell's unfortunate character makes for an intriguing aspect. The film boasts a terrific score that douses the proceedings with a sense of inescapable dread, a feeling only enhanced by the lonely vistas of the Texas desert. It's a haunting film with more layers than you'd think.

98: Prince of Darkness (1987) [DVD] - John Carpenter's masterpiece about a priest enlisting the help of a college professor and his students in preventing the coming of the Anti-God. I consider this to be Carpenter's crowning achievement. In fact, it's my favorite horror film aside from the original Black Christmas. Carpenter really struck gold with the script, as it's both intelligent and thought provoking. The film is slow burning, yet intensely unnerving. The overall mood, the creepy street people, the church itself and the eerie occurrences caused by the Anti-God's growing power all make for an unsettling watch. I also must make mention of the recurring dream projections via tachyons. A brilliant idea that adds an even deeper level to the film's frightening nature. The sense of hopeless isolation that Carpenter is able to convey despite the church being in L.A. is yet another impressive accomplishment in a film that never fails to impress. It's a rare case when I have not one bad thing to say about a movie, but this is one of those instances. It all works beautifully for me. The film's terrific church setting makes a brief appearance in the Dolph Lundgren/Brandon Lee flick, Showdown in Little Tokyo.

99: Voices (1973) [YouTube] -

100: Demon Warrior (1988) [VHS]

October 31st - Dawn November 1st

101: The Wild Beasts (1984) [YouTube]

102: Deadly Eyes (1983) [VHS]

103: Idle Hands (1999) [Blu-ray]

104: Night of the Scarecrow (1995) [Blu-ray]

105: Grave Encounters 2 (2012) [Netflix streaming]

106: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) [Blu-ray]

107: The Blair Witch Project (1999) [Blu-ray]


Theme Nights - COMPLETED
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) - Jack's Back, Dial Help, Violent Midnight, Transformations
-X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies - The Stranger Within, Satan's Triangle, Mysterious Two, The Demon Murder Case
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror - Barracuda, The Rift
-X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror - Antiviral
-X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror - In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro
-X- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack - Haute Tension
-X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films - The Black Pit of Dr. M
-X- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial - Frankenstein Created Woman
-X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors - Shakma
-X- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns - The Ghost Dance, The Shadow of Chikara, Eyes of Fire
-X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies - Wacko, Highway to Hell
-X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation - Curse of Chucky, Headhunter
-X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets - Death Doll
-X- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror - Gremlins 2
-X- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors - The Curse, Deadly Blessing
-X- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors - Iced
-X- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors - When a Stranger Calls Back, I Saw What You Did (1988)
-X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films - Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary
-X- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films - Psycho From Texas, Winterbeast, The Jar, The Serpent Warriors
-X- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) - The Vampire, Last Rites, Grave of the Vampire
-X- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP - The Medusa Touch, Jennifer
-X- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror - Shock 'Em Dead
-X- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors - Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives - The Hills Have Eyes, Lord of Illusions, Society
-X- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers - Fatal Games, Mirage, Keep My Grave Open
-X- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films - Next of Kin, Nightkill, Endangered Species
-X- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel - Child's Play 3, House IV, The Rage: Carrie 2, Piranha (1995), Carnosaur 2
-X- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror - Meatcleaver Massacre, Edge of the Axe, The Evictors
-X- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Stones of Death
-X- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies - Zeder, Sole Survivor
-X- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic - The Sentinel, Prince of Darkness
-X- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related - Idle Hands, Halloween III: Season of the Witch


Number of films watched - 107
First time viewings - 43

****LIST FINALIZED**** - mini-reviews will be finished before the weekend is out.

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

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Tm = theme day item

September 30 (after dusk) [Criterion Crossover theme night]
1. Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968) [DVD] 1st Tm 5/10 - great visuals but also a bit preachy.
2. The Living Skeleton (1968) [DVD] 1st Tm 3.5/10 - atmospheric but gets bogged down in having too many twists and excessive genre bending.
3. Cronos (1994) [Blu-Ray] Tm 8.5/10 - Cronos is a classic and watching it in high definition for the first time was a blast.

October 1 [1963, 1988 Anniversary theme day]
4. Wicked Lake (2008) [Blu-ray] 1st 4.5/10 - really tedious for the first half but the final part of it is fun, it's like a pro-feminist film directed by undersexed men.
5. Bad Dreams (1988) [DVD] 1st Tm 4/10 - a surreal film that falls apart in the last segments.
6. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers (1988) [Blu-ray] Tm 4.5/10 - what did they do to Michael Meyers?
7. Human Centipede II: Full Sequence (2011) [Online Streaming, Netflix] 1st 3/10 - a clever idea that seems to go nowhere and focuses more on gross outs at the cost of plot.
8. Happy Birthday To Me (1980) [Blu-ray] 1st - 7/10 a fun slasher movie with inventive kills and a great finale.
9. Black Sabbath [Italian Cut] (1963) [DVD] Tm 6/10 - a classic for many but I found the stories inconsistent with the second one being too content rich for the time.
10. The Possession (2012) [Blu-ray] 1st 7/10 - despite some familiar elements it's a lot of fun; like a modern jewish Amityville Horror with actual creepiness.

October 2 [Made For TV theme day]
11. Don't Go To Sleep (1982) [Online Streaming - YouTube] 1st Tm 5.5/10 - filmed like an unassuming family drama so much of the suspense focuses is on children that it almost parodys family friendly tv entertainment to a chilling effect with some gutsy twists.
12. Killer Tongue (1996) [DVD] 1st 2/10 - Even appreciating oddball humor, camp, and fantastic cinema I failed to understand Killer Tongue.
13. The Funhouse (with Joe Bob Briggs segments from YouTube)(1981) [Blu-ray] 1st 7.5/10 - the horror is slow going but it oozes carnival atmosphere and free spirited good times so much it's fun anyway and the suspense ratchets up when it needs to.
14. Hatchet (2007) [Blu-ray] 6.5/10 - I used to dislike Hatchet because it seemed to take forever to get started and bog down in flat "humor" but this time around really enjoyed it, great practical effects.
15. Hatchet II (2010) [Blu-ray] 1st 7/10 - Hatchet II felt a lot more targeted than the first with more action.
16. Hatchet III (2013) [Blu-ray] 1st 4/10 - the flat humor returns and it felt like they struggled with deciding on how to "end" the series, a lot felt like a rehash of part 2.
17. Devil Dog: Hound of Hell (1978) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 3/10 - Kudos to them for making a satanic dog movie but the script was slow and a lot (too much) like those satanic kid movies.
18. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) [DVD] 1st Tm 5.5/10 - The too familiar plot still carries a good bit of tension. After watching Devil Dog: Hound of Hell and Omen IV: The Awakening it's amazing to me how many Omen re-treads there are. I think I basically watched the same movie twice as I had seem before with The Omen (and it's remake).

October 3 [Aquatic theme day]
19. The Reef (2010) [Online Streaming, Netflix] 1st Tm 6/10 - The Reef was really atmospheric with great wave splashing sound effects and quality photography that gave me the sense of being stranded in an open sea, filmed with real sharks was a bonus too.
20. Island of the Fishmen (1979) [Digital download] 1st Tm 3.5/10 - Potentially cool but under-utilized fish creatures in a movie that draged a bit too much into mild adventure fantasy with fleeting interesting imagery.
21. Grace (2009) [Blu-ray] 1st 3/10 - a surreal potentially cool concept with slow execution but nice gore and queasy blood effects.
22. Room 237 (2012) [Online Streaming, Netflix] 1st 2/10 - stupid/random theories about a movie were enough to make my IQ drop 5 points.

October 4 [Body Horror theme day]
23. Society (1989) [Digital Download] 1st Tm 8.5/10 - really fun absurd social commentary with cool practical effects.
24. American Mary (2013) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 5/10 - stylish with interesting visuals but seems too in-authentically "extreme" at times, fun in a pop culture type of way but feels overly serious for the content.
25. Hellboy: Sword of Storms (2006) [Blu-ray] 1st 5.5/10 - a fun movie to watch with the kids with some creative monsters that reminders me a little of the old Ghostbusters cartoon.

October 5 [Based on a True Story theme day]
26. Texas Chainsaw 3D [in 2d] (2013) [Blu-ray] 1st 6/10 - much better than I expected despite retconing the series, the leatherface character is diminished but it has good tension and takes ambitious steps with the series.
27. The Texas Chainsaw 2 (1986) [Blu-ray] 1st 5/10 - I liked the more slapstick approach making the family look more oddball and eccentric therefore more menacing but Bill Mosley was a bit too over the top. Clever homages to the original.
28. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III [Uncut] (1990) [DVD] 1st 4/10 - duller and smaller scale with even less convincing oddity and elements that are becoming predictable but it keeps points for trying to keep with the mythos and some iconic swamp/trailer imagery.
29. A Haunting In Georgia [Made-For-TV Pilot/Movie] (2004) [DVD] Tm 4/10 - the A Haunting series is a guilty pleasure of mine but ...In Georgia features a story that feels too hoaky and isn't one of the stronger stories.
30. A Haunting In Conneticut[Made-For-TV Pilot/Movie] (2002) [DVD] Tm 5.5/10 - this scared me when I first saw it but it must not hold up as well on repeat viewings.
31. The Mummy (1932) [Blu-ray] 1st 8/10 - much different than I expected with more mystery, subtlety, and atmosphere than it would have been if Karloff just chased people around in toilet paper.
32. Daddy I'm a Zombie (2011) [DVD, Redbox] 1st 5/10 - surprisingly dark for a cartoon with gothic visuals and some great environments, fantasy set-up often involving few characters exploring a sweeping dead/muted environment can feel dry at times but gets points for playing things more serious than slapstick/cutesy.

October 6 [Splat Pack theme day]
33. The Lords of Salem (2013) [DVD, Redbox] 1st Tm 4.5/10 - Zombie's absurd visuals seem to work well with the hallucinatory storyline here and the unashamed campiness was great. Some things are over-exaggerated a bit too much to the point of seeming like a dream-like parade of sometimes relevant hit or miss imagery rather than a plot.
34. Mama (2013) [Blu-ray, Redbox] 1st 7/10 - The most scared I've been so far this challenge. It's an inventive take on hauntings with some creepy moments despite a tendency to over-reveal.
35. 11-11-11 (2011) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm - 6/10 - a silly premise that feels preachy at times but also conveys an effective paranoia in being so focused on "coincidences" often involving dimly lit rooms with hallucinatory imagery.
36. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told [Director's Cut] (1968) [DVD] 1st 8.5/10 - a fun mix of cartoonish humor and creepy antics.
37. The Rape of the Vampire (1968) [Blu-ray] 1st 4.5/10 - ultimately satisfying but could have been better, it's very disjointed and busy but with some of Rollin's trademark imagery and a fury of interesting ideas under-developed.
38. Devil (2010) [Blu-ray] 1st 6/10 - better than I expected with good pacing and a satisfying ending but probably not one with great replay value.
39. V/H/S/2 (2013) [DVD, Redbox] 1st 7.5/10 - a fun anthology film tribute to low budget movies with some creepy and over the top segments.

October 7 [Black & White theme day]
40. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) [Online streaming, YouTube] 1st 4.5/10 - overly familiar now due to being ripped off by so many subsequent films but has some interesting mystery elements.
41. House of the Wolf Man (2009) [Digital downlaod] 1st Tm - a faux black/white movie homage set as completion to the "House of..." Universal monsters crossover line that is painfully slow moving and stiffly acted wasting a potentially cool premise despie some interesting meta-horror aspects (that fall flat).
42. The Black Sleep (1956) [Netflix streaming] 1st Tm 5/10 - a hyper mad scientist frankenstein derivative with fun set pieces and light gore propels to a satisfying end but some subplot felt forced.
43. Blood Diner (1987) [DVD] 1st 4.5/10 - a clever sequel/remake to H.G. Lewis' Blood Feast movie with hit and miss humor that is often too slapstick/oddball for my taste but with a fun cartoonish energy.

October 8 [Peter Crushing theme day]
44. Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993) [Digital download] 6/10 - a fun Lovecraft homage with gruesome effects even if the anthology segments feel streamlined/abbreviated at times.
45. Cassadaga (2011) [Digital download] 1st 6/10 - a ghost mystery that is at times slow with interesting imagery and a cool ghost/villain. Worth seeking out due to the slow moving tension of special effects and plot with interesting psycho-sexual elements. Like a cross between Pieces with Stir of Echoes.
46. The Blood Beast Terror (1968) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 4/10 - The Blood Beast Terror had some pacing problems but the outdoors zoological vibe was nice and when it did show up the "blood beast" was a cool creature.
47. The Vampire Lovers (1970) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 4/10 - moody and atmospheric but also overly familiar and slow.

October 9 [Jungle / Ape theme day]
48. Devil Hunter (1980) [DVD] 1st Tm 4.5/10 - overly long with some sloppy production but also hypnotic with soft wide shots of jungle landscapes or tribal randomness without much dialogue (even limited plot). Slow but interesting in it's exploitative and frequently first person perspective composition, a cheesy shamelessly exploitative fever dream with a cheap looking villain.
49. Shakma (1990) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 3.5/10 - an unintentionally funny monkey movie that was slow moving.
50. The Flesh Eaters (1964) [DVD] 1st 6.5/10 - the black and white cinematography works well to create a seemingly peaceful locations shattered by a unexpected/subtle terror with amusing practical effects.

October 10 [Western / Indian theme day]
51. Eyes of Fire (1983) [Youtube Streaming] 1st Tm 7.5/10 - atmospheric period setting with cool imagery with unique horror elements that I really enjoyed.
52. The New Daughter (2009) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 8.5/10 - surprisingly good movie with unexpected twists that's genuinely creepy.
53. Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) [Blu-ray] 1st 6/10 - subtle psychological tension carries it with a nice ambiguity. [Wild card #1]

October 11 [Comedy theme day]
54. Severance (2006) [DVD] Tm 4/10 - slow to get started and a misfire in blending together workplace comedy elements it has some clever antics at times but takes "forever" to get going.
55. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) [Blu-ray] Tm 5/10 - a fun pop culture early 90s time capsule with good build-up.
56. Zombiegeddon (2003) [DVD] 1st Tm
57. Hotel Transylvania (2012) [Blu-ray] Tm 6/10 - loud and kinetic fun to watch with the kids that has some cute homages to classic monster movies.

October 12 [Decapitation theme day]
58. Ghost Ship (2002) [Blu-ray] Tm 7/10 - a guilty pleasure film with near constant action and despite a generic script and unconvincing sets is a blast to watch. Totally under-rated.
59. John Dies At the End (2012) [Netflix Streaming] Tm 7/10 - clever and funny, oddity that comes across as suspension and plays out like a good mystery. Interesting story structure.
60. Torture Garden (1967) [DVD] 1st 5.5/10 - a broad assortment of streamlined but amusing anthology stories framed by an
awkward wrap-around.

61. Thunder Cops (Operation Pink Squad 2) (1987) [DVD] 1st 7.5/10 - a fun spectacle filled with cartoonish antics but surprisingly well written to convincingly justify each madcap twist.

October 13 [Killer Doll theme day]
62. Child's Play (1988) [Blu-ray] Tm 6.5/10 - bold execution with some satire and a good finale.
63. Child's Play 2 (1990) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 3.5/10 - the most unconvincing sequel ever, better defines the doll character but poor set-up.
64. Child's Play 3 (1991) [Blu-ray] Tm 4.5/10 - some clever scenarios and more polished but still falls short.
65. The Mummy's Hand (1940) [DVD] 1st 3.5/10 - really slow going leading to an atmospheric conclusion.
66. Dolls (1987) [YouTube Streaming] 1st Tm atmospheric, creepy, and gruesome... much better than I expected, well executed.
67. Bride of Chucky (1998) [Blu-ray] Tm 5.5/10 - a clever sequel filled with originality.
68. Curse of Chucky (2013) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 7.5/10 - a nice surprise with some great fan nods... slathered in dimly lit atmosphere and tension with a touch of black comedy.
69. Seed of Chucky (2004) [Blu-ray] Tm 2/10 - obnoxiously filled with fleeting pop culture references and poor attempts at comedy, elements of self-reference are nice but not when they overshadow substance. Self-reference was cute when New Nightmare or Scream did it but is now old.

October 14 [Family Friendly theme day]
70. Ghostbuster (1984) [Blu-ray] Tm 8/10 - classic horror comedy
71. Trilogy of Terror (1975) [YouTube Streaming] Tm 5.5/10 - a tame anthology film that has some interesting ideas and an unforgetablec climax.
72. Malevolence (2003) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 5/10 - dimly lit low budget film but with some clever twists.
73. Paranorman (2012) [Blu-ray] Tm 6/10 - slow at first but has some great effects and works as a kids appropriate zombie film.

October 15 [Farm theme day]
74. Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 5/10 - sometimes strained and absurd but creepy and better than I expected (but probably not as good as a Children of the Corn movie as it could have been).
75. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) [DVD] Tm 6/10 - atmospheric and ambiguous with slow pacing contributing to some pacing deficiencies but has a thoughtful plot.
76. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1971) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 4/10 - more of a police procedural with a cool docudrama feel but not as great as had been hyped to me.

October 16 [Ice theme day]
77. Devil Times Five (1974) [DVD] 1st Tm 1.5/10 - vile filth that makes little sense... guy acting retarded... extended slow motion sepia colored kill segment... there's a nun... swinger guy... blah blah blah...
78. Jack Frost (1997) [YouTube Streaming] Tm 4/10 - surprisingly competent but gets carried away with feeling too clever, an absurd concept that is played seriously and comes across not funny or scary but just cutesy... the world needs more cute horror movies. Jack Frost works better as "anti-Christmas" angst than as standalone horror.
79. Phantasm II (1988) [Blu-ray] 8/10 - I love the Phantasm series, it's too bad the excellent theme song from 1 doesn't reappear but the ethereal imagery and road trip vibe of the second are a lot of fun. Too bad not more high definition Phantasm exists.
80. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet The Wolfman (2000) [Netflix Streaming] 4/10 - hand drawn animation that's refreshing with some nods to the classic Wolfman film but also a tad dry and straightforward for my taste in children's cartoons.
81. The Fog (1980) [Blu-ray] 6/10 - atmospheric with a unique narrator and plot structure that ultimately feels awkward despite the excellent imagery.

October 17 [Telephone theme day]
82. The Caller (2011) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 6/10 - some played out story conventions but with a genuinely creepy advesary and something unconventional for the horror genre.
83. 976-EVIL II (1992) [DVD] 1st Tm 2/10 - the first 976-EVIL is a guilty pleasure of mine, but this sequel is an abomination... the villain is unlikeable (but not enough to be effective) and it squanders the potentially interesting horrorscope "hotline theme" with thin characters no one cares about taking anything interesting about the first film (character driven lust for approval/power) and gutting it.
84. Vampirella (1996) [Digital download] 1st 2/10 a mid-90s glam comedy that has some cute intentionally campy segments but is overly long and although looking the part the Vampirella actress' limited acting ability stints the film.

October 18 [Telephone theme day]
85. Vampires in Havana (1985) [YouTube] 1st Tm 8/10 - a frantic madcap enjoyable adult cartoon with some social commentary humor, much more fun than I expected it to be.
86. Seven Women For Satan (1976) [DVD] 1st Tm 4/10 - slow moving gaudy castle segments intersected with half naked girls and their psychedelic dancing, ripe with cliches but more enjoyable than it sounds.
87. The Ghost Ship (1943) [DVD] 1st Tm 6/10 - a subtle and unique horror movie.
88. Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) [YouTube] 1st Tm 8/10 - a modern vampire tale that starts off with 70s style erotic horror featuring some creative sight gags, sex, and soap opera style setups but then things really get wild with an intelligently written script and an interesting anti-hero.

October 19 [Psychotronic theme day]
89. Mystics in Bali (1981) [DVD] 1st Tm 4/10 - I like the ethnic folklore vibe and unique adversary but aside from some far out effects the movie seemed slow at times.
90. Hausu (1977) [Blu-ray] Tm 7/10 - I like the frantic energy with cartoonish spook imagery and hallucinatory elements that work surprisingly well for a live action zany comedy.
91. Frogs (1972) [DVD] Tm 7/10 - amphibians versus southern bourgeoisie in a film that seems to get more surreal and interesting each time I see it.
92. Return of the Living Dead 3 [R-rated cut] (1993) [DVD] 7.5/10 - a great zombie movie with tons of twists and a unique focus on a sympathetic villain character that features a over the top finale.
93. Wizard of Gore (1970) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 5/10 - HG Lewis continues to surprise me, this is dreamy original film with an interesting magician that works well even if it feels like they couldn't figure out how to get past a cool initial premise. Some of the gore effects were intense (I expected corny/dated).

October 20 [Vampire theme day]
94. Dracula [Commentary with David J. Skal] (1931) [Blu-ray] Tm - an interesting historical commentary discussing Stoker's novel, theatrical/play history, Universal Studios politics, sexual under-tones, creative processes, techniques used, etc. Having begun to feel burnt out by adaptations of Stoker's Dracula a detailed commentary pointing out the background was refreshing.
95. Ganga & Hess (1973) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 5.5/10 - a modern urban "vampire" story with some unique tribal music that centers of melodrama filled with 1970s relics along to compliment the intense dramatic elements.
96. Frankenweenie (2012) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 6/10 - a clever homage that has some pacing problems with a slow start but really gets wild.
97. Sundown: The Vampires in Retreat (1989) [DVD] 1st Tm 6/10 - a dated but action packed vampire comedy with a spirited showdown.

October 21 [ESP theme day]
98. Scanners II: The New Order (1991) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 7.5/10 - an over the top spectacle that doesn't shy away from telekenetic fury, fast paced and fun.
99. Island of Lost Souls (1932) [Blu-ray] 5/10 - I like the biblical references and the existential undertones but it didn't hold up as well for me on this third viewing.

October 22 [ESP theme day]
100. Murder Rock: Dancing Death (1984) [DVD] 1st Tm 4/10 - an eccentric giallo filled with 80s spandex, odd dance numbers, red herrings, spandex, an unusual murder weapon, and spandex.
101. The Devil's Carnival (2012) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 3/10 - overblow pageantry but ultimately shallow with sing-songy talking instead of actual musical range.
102. Scream (1996) [Blu-ray] 1st 4.5/10 - Light hearted but some of the self-reference and parody isn't as clever as they thought and many of the characters are obnoxious.
103. The Baby (1973) [Netflix Streaming] 1st 5.5/10 - slow at times but toys with viewers preconceptions and has a really unique premise along with interesting feminist under-tones.
104. The Dunwhich Horror (1970) [Netflix Streaming] 1st 6.5/10 - an atmospheric mix of out dated psychedelic effects and eerie horror.
105. The Monster Club (1981) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 7/10 - a fun casual anthology film with diverse stories and a lively cast clad in cheap costumes intersected with 80s pop music.

October 23 [Class Warfare / Occult Detective / Evil Families theme day]
106. Strigoi (2009) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 5.5/10 - a moody dry comedy mystery based on possible Romanian mythology vampires involved in a quirky land battle.
107. Insidious Chapter 2 (2013) [Theatrical] 1st 2.5/10 - sometimes creepy in a cheap haunted house way, this sequel destroys all the eeriness of the first replacing it with campy twists, unfunny humor, and rips off a number of other better movies.
108. Carrie [remake] (2013) [Theatrical] 1st 7/10 - a serviceable remake that broadcasts some of the themes more explicitly and while straight forward was fun with what seemed to me a better ending.
109. The Howling (1981) [Blu-ray] 8/10 - I love The Howling with it's mystery feel, dated/nostalgic environment, and werewolf insanity. The pacing and reveal are really good with nice practical effects.
110. Cast A Deadly Spell (1991) [YouTube Streaming] 1st Tm 4/10 - compelling acting with a fun noir vibe, unique premise, and interesting effects; the film felt limited (there aren't that many characters/locations) at times and the YouTube quality wasn't very great.

October 24 [Slasher / Killer theme day]
111. Psycho III (1986) [DVD] 1st Tm 6.5/10 - a cool direct continuation from II with great acting and a script that stays true to it's roots.
112. The Prowler (1981) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 5/10 - an atmospheric slasher with some gory kills but limited cast and some predictability.
113. Mr. Hush (2011) [Netflix Streaming] 1st 2/10 - unmenacing characters attempt to torment a wooden actor who barely emotes by responding with poker faced profanity through a horribly slow paced run time that doesn't have much plot to begin with giving away any twists in the beginning then just poorly trudging along.
114. Dread (2009) [Netflix Streaming] 1st 3/10 - moody and angst filled with brief scenes alternating from place to place, it takes some liberties with the source short story that weaken the material and the pretentious existential elements ultimately miss. The short story is so much better.
115. Resolution (2012) [Netflix Streaming] 1st 7.5/10 - a clever premise and unique story that I enjoyed in it's cryptic nature.
116. Three On a Meathook (1973) [YouTube] 1st Tm 3/10 - featuring some of the most unconvincing love stories ever on film padding out it's already short run time with fluff and slow pacing towards a lukewarm conclusion.
117. House on Haunted Hill (1959) [Netflix Streaming] 1st 4.5/10 - showy with an interesting plot gimmick but dated.
118. Dead In Tombstone (2013) [DVD Redbox] 1st 6/10 - kinetic and fast pasted thin action fluff with light horror elements. [Wildcard #2]

October 25 [Horror Mystery theme day]
119. House of Mortal Sin[aka The Confessional] (1976) [DVD] 1st 4/10 - slightly subpar in being so transparent for a horror thriller.
120. Twixt (2011) [DVD Redbox] 1st Tm 5.5/10 - a seemingly average story that is competently produced with a huge emphasis on dream imagery with a complicated final act.
121. Phenomena (1983) [Blu-ray] Tm 6/10 - unique premise with too slow buildup to some typical giallo kills then what must be the most absurd yet awesome climax in cinema history.
122. World War Z [Theatrical/PG13 cut] (2013) [Blu-ray] 1st 3/10 - a magical political thriller than wastes it's zombie theme showing moments of tension but is too often unintentionally funny and the superman hero character contributes to an ending that is unsatisfying. "Mother nature is a serial killer."
123. In the Mouth of Madness (1994) [Blu-ray] 8/10 - a favorite of mine with hallucinatory imagery, Sam Neil, David Warner, and some great twists.

October 26 [Remake/Sequel/Franchise theme day]
124. The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) [Blu-ray Redbox] 1st Tm 6.5/10 - doesn't fit as a sequel much better than I'd heard. Demon possession themes are played well in a social context; creepy with some eerie imagery.
125. Halloween 2 (1981) [Blu-ray] Tm 6.5/10 - I love continuous sequels. The hospital location is cool and they really delve into the lore in this one but lulls a little in the middle.
126. Final Destination 5 (2011) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm - 6/10 gruesome kills with in your face but fake CGI 3D style and some nods to earlier installments in the franchise while .
127. Amityville 3-D[in 2D] (1983) [Blu-ray] Tm 4/10 - I love how this deviates from the previous films and although it's not great, I enjoyed it's formula despite unmemorable characters.
128. The Masque of the Red Death (1964) [Blu-ray] 1st 6.5/10 - great abstract plot with colorful imagery if not a little overly long for the content with some odd additions to the original story, the masque seems a bit more limited that in the text but a fun film.
129. Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) [Blu-ray] 7/10 - classic stop motion techniques give NBC a timeless feel with eccentric characters that are at their best when the holidays really clash.
130. The Awful Dr Orloff (1962) [DVD] 1st 4/10 - people tell me Orloff is one of Franco's more accessible films and I found much of it to be more traditional with some absurdity but also dry at times.
131. The Wizard of Gore[R-rated cut] (2007) [DVD] 1st - 4.5/10 - Chrispin Glover puts on a good show and the "alternative rock" image is fun, with the Suicide Girls stealing the show, but also lacks the charisma of the original with a much weaker ending. The DVD transfer is really dark and foggy.

October 27 [Home Invasion theme day]
132. The Collector (2009) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 6/10 - gruesome and kinetic with a memorable villain. Good use of setting.
133. The Collection (2012) [Blu-ray] 1st 4.5/10 - less suspenseful and more action oriented fleshing out the villain more but otherwise not near as good. Might be better suited as a link to a follow-up, or the previous, film than a standalone film.
134. Requiem For a Vampire (1971) [Blu-ray] 1st 5.5/10 - slow moving and nonverbal with tons of nudity and many of Rollin's trademarks.
135. Lady In Black (2012) [Blu-ray] 1st 7/10 - surprisingly creepy and atmospheric despite the mis-cast main character and some cliche effects. Haunted house ghost movies are my weakness and this one got me, even though I know it wasn't one of the better ones.
136. In Their Skin (2012) [DVD] 1st Tm 4/10 - a masterful subtle yet tense first half smashed to bits by a really weak last part with under-developed themes but some great character emphasis. They had a great well executed idea then stalled out, but worth seeing.

October 28 [Ghost/Supernatural theme day]
137. Sadako (2012) [NetFlix Streaming] 1st Tm 6/10 - a brilliant idea for a 3D movie, much of it felt hammy instead of eerie but once it picked up I couldn't look away. The attempts to veil known/obvious plot points reminded me of those silly Tomie movies with it's dark comedy and casual disregard for series mythology in favor of pulp cheap style - I'm glad to see the Ringu films go on, but wish they'd at least agree on some sort of canon. I like where they took the Sadako character.
138. Grave Encounters (2011) [Netflix Streaming] Tm 4/10 - tries some unusual/gutsy things while horribly botching the effects with poor actors whose idea of emoting is to endlessly scream profanity.
139. Shock [aka Beyond the Door II] (1977) [DVD] Tm 5.5/10 - not as great as the first time I saw it but a nice psychological ghost thriller with good ambiguity and creepy family dynamics, it's gorier than you'd expect.
140. The Apparition (2012) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 3.5/10 - overly vague with fluffy atmospheric scares that wasn't as bad as I negative reviews suggested, not original but an enjoyable mediocre time killer.
141. Atrocious (2010) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 9/10 - a suspenseful Spanish found footage movie with great pacing, creepy atmosphere, and memorable twists.
142. The Pact (2012) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 3.5/10 - a mystery thriller with some lurid aspects but was too dramatic and for my eerie ghost seeking mood. I've heard great things about The Pact but failed to appreciate it.
143. Manhattan Baby (1982) [DVD] 1st Tm 6/10 - under-rated, a unique premise with great Egyptian theme that isn't as lurid as Fulci's other material but was more fantastic and mysteriously supernatural. It's an ambitious and refreshing premise that is aimlessly executed. Great soundtrack.
144. The Cabinet of Dr Caligula (1920) [Netflix Streaming] 6/10 - too bad expressionism is dead, the dark slow frame rate cartoonish over-exaggeration is a cool style. The carnival abstract plot seems more detailed than many movies today.
145. Death Ship (1980) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 4.5/10 - slow going and sterile on the most brightly lit abandoned ship ever but once it gets going things there are some cool bits, it's hard to mess up a haunted ship movie and this comes close but... it's a haunted ship movie with talented character actor, George Kennedy, so pulls it off - barely.

October 29 [Zombie theme day]
146. Outpost: Black Sun (2012) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 8/10 - well paced and atmospheric focusing on mystery with plot based nazi zombie mythology. Not short on flying bullets but doesn't resort to popcorn fluff action and contains the sort of boisterous antics you'd expect from the basis, much more serious in tone than you'd expect.
147. Love Bites (2001) [DVD] 1st 7/10 - stylish and subtle with much better execution that the pretentious DVD case lets on. It has a simple but memorable "theme song."
148. The Flesh And The Fiends (1960) [Online Streaming, Daily Motion] 1st Burke and Hare seem to be surprisingly popular characters for a movie, here with a greater emphasis on a questionable doctor player with vigor by Crushing.
150
. Pontypool (2008) [Netflix Streaming] Tm 5.5/10 - a novel premise and narrative experiment ultimately feels boring with random plot revelations, not horrible but it doesn't live up to the hype.
151. Rammbock [aka Berlin Undead] (2010) [Netflix Streaming] 1st Tm 6/10 - intense, people trapped against zombies never gets old and there's a cool urban feel to this movie, it starts with a bang and has good pacing with a dramatic focus.

October 30 [Demon/Satanism theme day]
152. Night of the Demons 2 (1994) [Blu-ray] 1st Tm 6.5/10 - bigger than the original with more absurd antics and some nods to the original. I prefer this sequel despite it's corniness.
153. Antichrist (1974) [DVD] 1st Tm 3/10 - I knew it was a cheaply made exorcist knock-off but I expected some lurid sleaze or gung ho amplification of the theme going in, that was not the case - this was really a cheap and not very suspenseful knockoff.
154. Dark Side of the Moon (1990) [YouTube Streaming] 1st Tm 6.5/10 - a VHS era blend of familiar elements with a twist that's surprisingly fun from the dated styles and technology to the large scale outer space horror.
155. Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College (1991) [DVD] 1st 3/10 - cashes in on the sex comedies of the 80s by adding Ghoulies to the raunchy blend of undersexed rebelliousness that sounds much better than it actually is, too slapstick for my taste. Much of the action seems staged for comic book style freeze frames (even though it's continuous) than actual film and ultimately fails at pulpy homage.
156. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) [Blu-ray] 5.5/10 - the depraved white trash angle is tiresome with a lame attempt at origin explanation but I love the extended chase scene and R Lee Emery really steals the show. Whatever happened to Jessica Biel?

October 31 [Halloween theme day]
157. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) [Blu-ray] Tm 7/10 - fast paced and much more fun than I expected with a great trick 'or treat vibe and really eerie conflict.
158. Nightmares [aka Stage Fright] (1980) [DVD] - 2/10 - boring with some fleeting lurid/gory shots, probably the least suspenseful giallo I've ever seen. The theater/play location is a smart device for a movie but tedious here.
159. The Convent [R-rated Cut] (2000) [DVD] Tm 7.5/10 - I love The Convent, it's gutsy silly derivative but well made muck with a lot of energy.
160. Monster House (2006) [Blu-ray] Tm 5.5/10 - every year I watch Monster House with the kids, it's a fun movie but probably not fun enough for a yearly tradition.
161. La Leyenda De La Llorona (2011) [Netflix Streaming] Tm 4.5/10 - a zany cartoon that I first found whimsical and enjoyably over the top but this second viewing didn't hold up as well, it seemed too absurd but is a good watch around the kids.
162. Prince of Darkness (1987) [Blu-ray] 7.5/10 - a surreal theme with slasher and supernatural elements that works well.
162. Le Manoir du diable (1896) | Le Monstre (1903) | Frankenstein (1910) [Wildcard #3]

November 1 [before dawn]
163. [Rec] 3: Genesis (2012) [Netflix Streaming] 1st - not as great as the first two but a reasonable "zombie" movie with style. Fun and kinetic if not a missed opportunity to build more on the [Rec] series.


Statistics:
Spoiler:
117 first time viewings (72%)
Decades: 1890s=1 | 1900s=1 | 1910s=1 | 1920s=1 | 1930s=4 | 1940s=2 | 1950s=2 | 1960s=11 | 1970s=20 | 1980s=32 | 1990s=23 | 2000s=23 | 2010s=44
Formats: Blu-ray=71 | DVD =47 | Digital Download=6 | Online Streaming=37 (Netflix Streaming=25 / YouTube=11 / DailyMotion=1) | Theater=2


Current Favorites: The New Daughter, Atrocious, Dolls, Thunder Cops, Eyes of Fire, Spider Baby, V/H/S/2, Happy Birthday to Me, Mama, The Last Exorcism Part 2, Outpost: Black Sun
Disappointments: Killer Tongue, Hatchet III, House of the Wolf Man, Shakma, Island of the Fishmen, Devil Times Five, Vampirella, Mr. Hush, The Pact, The Antichrist (1974)

LIST FINAL

Checklist [Completed]:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors [Done, 20/20]:
-X- Angus Scrimm - Phantasm II
-X- Asia Argento - Love Bites
-X- Boris Karloff - Black Sabbath, The Mummy
-X- Bruce Campbell - Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
-X- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Donald Sutherland)
-X- Brinke Stevens - Zombiegeddon
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - Dracula [1931] (Frye), Cabinet of Dr Caligari (Conrad Veidt)
-X- Dee Wallace - The Lords of Salem, The Howling
-X- Elisha Cook Jr. - House on Haunted Hill [1959]
-X- Elissa Dowling - Dread
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - Mystery of the Wax Museum (Fay Wray), Edward Van Sloan (The Mummy)
-X- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell - Vampire Lovers (Pitt)
-X- Ivan Rassimov -or- Robert Quarry - Shock (Rasimov)
-X- Jefferey Combs - Necronomicon: Book of the Dead
-X- Jessica Cameron - Mr Hush
-X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) - Trilogy of Terror
-X- Katherine Isabelle - American Mary
-X- Ray Milland - Frogs
-X- Tina Krause - Zombiegeddon
-X- Tony Todd - Hatchet 1-2, Final Destination 5

Select 2 film composers [3/3]:
-X- Alan Howarth - Phantasm II, Halloween II
-X- Hans J. Salter - The Mummy's Hand
-X- Marco Beltrami - Scream, World War Z

Select 5 directors [9/9]:
-X- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler - Three on a Meathook (Girdler)
-X- Brian Yuzna - Society, Return of the Living Dead III
-X- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker - Trilogy of Terror (Curtis), House of Mortal Sin (Walker)
-X- Dario Argento - Phenomena
-X- Freddie Francis - Torture Garden
-X- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) - Devil Hunter, The Awful Dr Orloff
-X- Mario Bava - Black Sabbath
-X- Stuart Gordon - Dolls
-X- Tobe Hooper - The Funhouse, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
-X- Wes Craven - Scream

Select 2 make-up effects artists [3/3]:
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - The Fog (Bottin)
-X- Jack Pierce - The Mummy
-X- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco - Halloween II (Chambers)

Select 2 producers [3/3]:
-X- Dino De Laurentiis - Halloween II
-X- Joel Soisson - Children of the Corn: Genesis
-X- Val Lewton - The Ghost Ship (1943)

Select 1 writer [2/2]:
-X- Dardano Sacchetti - Manhattan Baby
-X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) - Trilogy of Terror

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types [Done, 40/41]:
-X- *3-D Film - Texas Chainsaw 3d [viewed in 2D], World War Z [viewed in 2D], Amityville 3-D [in 2D], Sadako [in 2D]
-X- Anthology Film - Black Sabbath, V/H/S/2, Necronomicon, Trilogy of Terror
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Awful Dr Orloff
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Devil Hunter
-X- Based on a Novel - Trilogy of Terror, Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, Dracula, Masque of the Red Death
-X- Cannibalism - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Devil Hunter, Three on a Meathook
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, The Dunwhich Horror, In the Mouth of Madness
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Joe Bob Briggs' MonsterVision segments with The Funhouse
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Severance, Zombiegeddon, Buffy the Vampire Slayers
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Cronos, Island of Lost Souls
-X- Death by: Chainsaw - Hatchet II, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - The Funhouse, Halloween II, Howling, Fog, Masque of Red Death
-X- Documentary - Room 237
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell, Killer Tongue
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Hatchet 1-3 (on 10/2/13), Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 + Chainsaw Massacre 3D + Leatherface: TCM 3 on 10/5/13
-X- Film and its Remake - Wizards of Gore - 1970 + 2007
-X- Found Footage - Atrocious, V/H/S/2, Grave Encounters
-X- Frankenstein - House of the Wolf Man
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Pact, A Haunting in Georgia, Cassadaga, The Apparition, The Possession
-X- Giallo - Murder Rock: Dancing Death, Phenomena
-X- J-Horror - Sadako
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Devil Dog: Hound of Hell (Dog), The Reef (Shark)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Omen IV: The Awakening, Grace
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play series, Dolls, Trilogy of Terror
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Omen IV, A Haunting In Georgia
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Island of the Fish Men, Ghoulies III
-X- Mummy - The Mummy, The Mummy's Hand
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Devil's Carnival, Murder Rock: Dancing Death, The Monster Club
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - Cronos, Daddy I'm a Zombie, Atrocious
-X- Nazi - Outpost: Black Sun, Death Ship
-X- Psychological - John Dies At the End, Wizard of Gore [remake], Shock
-X- Rape / Revenge - American Mary
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers, Happy Birthday to Me, Malevolence, House of Mortal Sin
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Omen IV: The Awakening (Christmas), Jack Frost (Christmas)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Living Skeleton, Death Ship
-X- Vampire - Cronos, Vampire Lovers, Dracula, Love Bites, Vampires in Havana
-X- Werewolf - House of the Wolf Man, Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet The Wolf Man
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Wicked Lake, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, The Lords of Salem, Prince of Darkness
-X- With Commentary - Dracula [Commentary by David J. Skal]
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Hatchet (Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Tony Todd, John Carl Buechler, Danielle Harris)
-X- Zombie - Daddy I'm A Zombie, World War Z, Rammbock, Pontypool

Watch films in at least three formats [3/3]:
-X- First format, (DVD), (Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell, Manhattan Baby, V/H/S/2, etc).
-X- Second format, (Blu-ray), (Cronos, Scanners II, Dracula, etc).
-X- Third format, (Online streaming), (Human Centipede II: Full Sequence, The Pact, Three on a Meathook, etc).
-X- Forth format, (Theatrical), (Insidious Chapter 2, Carrie [remake]).

Watch films in at least three languages [3/3]:
-X- First language, (Japanese), (Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell, Hausu, Sadako).
-X- Second language, (Spanish), (Cronos, Atrocious).
-X- Third language, (Italian), (Black Sabbath).
-X- Fourth language, (French), (The Rape of the Vampire, Requiem For a Vampire).
-X- Fifth language, (German), (Rammbock aka Berlin Undead).

Select 8 decades of film history [Done, 13/13]:
-X- 1890 - Le Manoir du diable (1896)
-X- 1900 - Le Monstre (1903)
-X- 1910 - Frankenstein (1910)
-X- 1920 - The Cabinet of Dr Caligula(1920)
-X- 1930 - The Mummy (1932), Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), Dracula (1931), Island of Lost Souls (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Mummy's Hand (1940), The Ghost Ship (1943)
-X- 1950 - The Black Sleep (1956), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Flesh and the Fiends (1959)
-X- 1960 - Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968), The Living Skeleton (1968), Spider Baby (1968), Black Sabbath (1963)
-X- 1970 - Devil Dog: Hound of Hell (1978), Island of the Fish Men (1979), The Antichrist (1974)
-X- 1980 - Happy Birthday to Me (1980), Halloween 4 (1988), Bad Dreams (1988), The Prowler (1981), The Howling (1981)
-X- 1990 - Cronos (1994), Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990), Scream (1996)
-X- 2000 - Wicked Lake (2008), Hatchet (2007)
-X- 2010 - Cassadaga (2011), The Possession (2012), Carrie (2013), Insidious Chapter 2 (2013), Twixt (2011)

Select 4 ratings [8/8]:
-X- G - The Blood Beast Terror
-X- PG - Daddy I'm a Zombie
-X- PG-13 - The Possession, World War Z
-X- R - Happy Birthday To Me
-X- X / NC-17 - Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
-X- Unrated - Black Sabbath
-X- M - The Dunwich Horror
-X- GP - Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- Monster's Museum of Houston (@ The Childrens Museum of Houston). OPTIONAL

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

Future checklist ideas: Bijou Phillips, Bruce Dern or George Kennedy, Crystal Lowe, Christopher Doyle, Giovanni Frezza or Chloλ Grace Moretz, Fabio Frizzi, remove M/GP ratings


Subset Films [Completed, 31/31]:
Spoiler:

-X- 09/30: Random.org - House on 10/19
-X- 10/01: Bladz - Black Sabbath (1963) on 10/1
-X- 10/02: Undeadcow - Don't Go to Sleep (1982) on 10/2
-X- 10/03: arw6040 - The Reef (2010) on 10/3
-X- 10/04: Darkgod - American Mary (2012) on 10/4
-X- 10/05: islandclaws - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) on 10/15
-X- 10/06: terrycloth - The Lords of Salem (2012) on 10/6
-X- 10/07: Mondo Kane - The Black Sleep (1956) on 10/7
-X- 10/08: ororama - The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) on 10/29
-X- 10/09: Darth Maher - Shakma (1990) on 10/9
-X- 10/10: J. Farley - Eyes of Fire (1983) on 10/10
-X- 10/11: SterlingBen - Killer Tongue (1996) on 10/2
-X- 10/12: alyxstarr - Severance (2006) on 10/11
-X- 10/13: Dick Laurent - Trilogy of Terror (1975) on 10/14
-X- 10/14: tarfrimmer - ParaNorman (2012) on 10/14
-X- 10/15: rbrown498 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) on 10/15
-X- 10/16: Trevor - Jack Frost (1997) on 10/16
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Caller (2011) on 10/17
-X- 10/18: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - Return of the Living Dead III (1993) on 10/19
-X- 10/19: Chad - John Dies at the End (2012) - on 10/12
-X- 10/20: Dimension X - Vampires in Havana (1985) on 10/18
-X- 10/21: SethDLH - Scanners II: The New Order (1991) on 10/21
-X- 10/22: Gobear - The Devil's Carnival (2012) on 10/22
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - Blood Diner (1987) on 10/7
-X- 10/24: shellebelle - Scream (1996) on 10/22
-X- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) on 10/7
-X- 10/26: indiephantom - Psycho III (1986) on 10/24
-X- 10/27: jacob_b - In Their Skin (2012) on 10/27
-X- 10/28: clckworang - Grave Encounters (2011) on 10/28
-X- 10/29: riotinmyskull - Pontypool (2008) on 10/29
-X- 10/30: ntnon - The Possession (2012) on 10/1/13
-X- 10/31: mrcellophane - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) on 10/26


Theme Nights [Completed, 31/31]:
Spoiler:

-X- 09/30: Criterion Crossover - Criterion Collection - Cronos, Goke the Body Snatcher, The Living Skeleton
-X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) - Bad Dreams (1988), Black Sabbath (1963), Halloween 4 (1988)
-X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies - Don't Go to Sleep, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror - The Reef, Island of the Fish Men
-X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror - Society, American Mary
-X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror - A Haunting In Georgia, A Haunting In Connecticut
-X- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack - The Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie), 11-11-11 (Darren Lynn Bousman)
-X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films - House of the Wolf Man
-X- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial - Vampire Lovers, Blood Beast Terror
-X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors - Devil Hunter (jungle). Shakma (monkey)
-X- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns - Eyes of Fire (western), The New Daughter (cryptic indian mounds)
-X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies - Severance, Zombiegeddon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
-X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation - Ghost Ship, John Dies At the End, Thunder Cops
-X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets - Child's Play, Child's Play 2, Child's Play 3, Dolls
-X- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror - Ghostbusters, Paranorman
-X- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors - Children of the Corn: Genesis, Let's Scare Jessica to Death
-X- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors - Devil Times Five, Jack Frost
-X- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors - The Caller, 976-EVIL II
-X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films - Seven Women For Satan; Mary Mary Bloody Mary
-X- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films - Mystics in Bali, Hausu, Frogs
-X- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) - Dracula [1931], Ganga & Hess
-X- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP - Scanners II: The New Order
-X- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror - The Devil's Carnival, Murder Rock: Dancing Death, The Monster Club
-X- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors -
Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives - Strigoi (class warfare), Cast A Deadly Spell (occult detective)
-X- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers - Psycho III, The Prowler, Three on a Meathook
-X- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films - Twixt
-X- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel - The Last Exorcism Part II, Halloween II, Final Destination 5, The Wizard of Gore (2007, remake)
-X- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror - The Collector, In Their Skin
-X- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Sadako, Shock, Atrocious, Grave Encounters, The Apparition
-X- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies - Outpost: Black Sun
-X- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Prince of Darkness [planning Antichrist (1974), Night of the Demons 2]
-X- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related - Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Monster House, La Leyenda De La Llorona
-X- Bonus: Theatrical - Insidious Chapter 2, Carrier [remake]

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

OCTOBER CHALLENGE 2013

Goal: 150

Blue = Repeated viewing
Green = 1st time viewing

RESULTS:
First time views: 102/155 = 65.8%
(BLU RAY) views: 86/155 = 55.5%

Some highlights:
1)Found footage completist: Watched [REC]1-3, Paranormal Activity 1-4, V/H/S/ 1-2, and Blair Witch Project
2)3D Blu rays! Bought my first 3D tv earlier this year, and was surprised how much I enjoyed this gimmick. Amityville 3D and House of Wax ('53) were great, Texas Chainsaw was mediocre.
3)My first year doing commentaries for favorite films I've watched repeatedly: The Thing, Evil Deads 1-3
4)Top 5 Favorite first time views: Scanners, Christine, House of Wax ('53), The Conjuring, Amityville Horror ('79)
5)Top 5 Worst films: Goulies 3, Gingerdead Man 3, Lake Placid 4, Hellraiser 7, Shocker
6)Best Surprise: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
7)Best blu ray upgrades: The Howling, The Burning, Amityville 3D, House of Wax 3D ('53)
8)Biggest disappointment: Hatchet 3 - huge letdown after loving the first two
9)Best re-visit: Day of the Dead ('85)


Sept 30th (Dusk)
1)Halloween (2007) - (BLU RAY) Just tradition by now, always start with this remake. When I saw it in theaters, I really expected the film to end with Michael disappearing after Loomis goes back to look for him after shooting him in the empty swimming pool. Still would have similar ending to the original, but different. Now, I guess I can appreciate the ending a little more, being very similar to the original TX Chainsaw Massacre's ending (young girl screaming, covered in blood). Not a good remake, nor a film that's enjoyable to watch repeatedly. 3/10
2)The Outing (AKA The Lamp) - Much prefer the title The Lamp over The Outing, as the latter sounds too much like a camping trip gone bad. I love how an archeologist isn't even smart enough to work a toaster. What kind of teenagers think it would be a fun time to spend a night in a museum? Really? Maybe middle schoolers, but high schoolers, yea right! Was moderately fun, and the museum setting is something unique for a horror film. I hated the Genie's voice, sounded too much like it trying too hard to be evil, almost like Bale's fake Batman voice. 4/10
3)Hausu - (BLU RAY) If I had to describe this movie to a friend, it would be imagine Wonka's boat ride, but a feature length film. I liked how even a beautiful piano score can be haunting. This will get multiple re-watches from me to fully comprehend everything, but I got a sense of an underlying love theme. 6/10

Oct 1st
4)Demonic Toys - Another cheap production, but there's always something about the "evil toy" genre that I'll watch. I like how good vs evil is personified as two little aged boys wrestling. Another thing I found odd is how a demon trying to impregnate a woman to be reborn refers to it as "doing the nasty". Sounds like that demon has been watching a bit too much MTV. 4/10
5)Pandorum - (BLU RAY) Watch out Milla Jovovich, there's a new hot action chick in town! My initial thoughts were that this was going to be a copycat of The Descent, but in space. However, as the movie goes on and more truths and discoveries are found, the movie gets more involved and interesting. For instance, the revelation of how the creatures came to be. The creatures looked decent, not great, too similar to the Moria Orcs in Lord of the Rings. I always find it interesting how scientist-type characters can become regular G.I. Joes when needed. 7/10
6)Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood - Quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this. From Chris Sarandon's eccentric priest character to Dennis Miller's witty humor, this was a fun vampire film. Second hottest vampire ever put to screen after Salma Hayek. I think every church needs a Laserlight O' the Lord, would certainly reserve a seat for me every Sunday! 7/10
7)Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight - Surprise double feature! Decent, but not nearly as fun as Bordello. That old gal can run pretty fast for a lady with half an arm missing. Billy Zane is such a temptress, even I would not be able to resist his charm. It's good to see Dick Miller getting some tail for once. Some good makeup and effects, but overall dull. 4/10
8)When a Stranger Calls ('79) - I could make a joke about a cop chasing a man named Duncan, but I won't. The opening segment is legendary, absolutely thrilling. Unfortunately, everything that follows falls flat. So am I supposed to believe a man locates an old girl he terrorized seven years later just by seeing her picture in the paper? What, did the newspaper print her home address? 5/10
9)Hellraiser - I love how Clive Barker was able to do so easily what Stephen King never could, direct a successful adaptation of his own writing. Great make-up and creature effects, combined with an innovative plot make this a classic. 9/10
10)Mama - (BLU RAY) The short this movie is based upon was great, but made into a feature length film, it fails. I felt no connection between the characters. The brother spent most of the film hospitalized, and it's hard to feel any emotion towards the girls who are distant. Some occasional good jump scares, but the wonky CGI ruins most of them. It's hard to believe two girls were raised five years on only berries. 3/10
11)The Virgin Witch - (BLU RAY) Plentiful nudity, but not much else. Not all witches ride brooms and wear hats, instead, this coven is sophisticated and respected. If I were a MD, I would prescribe a hot bath to all my hot female clientele. Some beautiful location shots are featured. 3/10

Oct 2nd
12)Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer - (BLU RAY) I'm sure there's an underlying message when the characters are watching and enjoying their own violence, similar to how any audience watching the movie is enjoying it for the violence as well. Very real and gritty. Similar level of shock to Clockwork Orange. 8/10
13)Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies go to College - I'm sure the Ghoulies being summoned out of a toilet are symbolic to the franchise going right down the shitter. I barely tolerated this junk, it's full of juvenile humor that never comes across as comical. Even the main horror element of the movie, the Ghoulies themselves, speak in a comical manner and partake in drinking beer. Here's the plot: Two fraternities are duking it out for a pranking crown, so a professor uses the Ghoulies to thwart their hijinks. Panty raid scene was the only saving grace of this garbage. 1/10
14)28 Days Later - (BLU RAY) I generally prefer the slower zombies to running, but I'll make the exception here. For some reason, this movie is more terrifying than the zombie lore because anyone can become infection through even slight contact with body fluids. The "fuzzy" picture quality was a nice touch as well. 7/10
15)Hellraiser 2: Hellbound - I'm glad Pinhead and the gang have more screen time, but the added mythology with the hellworld was too convoluted. Gotta be embarrassing for the Cenobites to be defeated by a fifteen year old mute girl. My uncle is a MD, so I know for a fact that doctors are neat freaks, and in no way would let a blood-covered, skinless corpse walk around their house dripping blood all over. Some genuinely great nightmarish sequences with frightening imagery. I hate how some sequels feel the need to have recap scenes from the first film, which came out just a year prior. 6/10
16)Stitches - (BLU RAY) One thing this movie did perfectly was cast actual teenagers! I don't know why this concept is so foreign, but bravo, the entire cast was perfect. I was smiling the entire movie, with the cat death scene and the clown tricycle made me bust out. Great old school slasher with brilliant effects and over-the-top gore. I still prefer Killer Klowns, but I can see myself enjoying this more and more for years to come. 8/10
17)Halloween ('78) - (BLU RAY) The new 35th anniversary blu ray video quality is great. This movie personifies the Halloween season, the score is immortal, and it is my favorite slasher of all time. 10/10

Oct 3rd
18)Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - (BLU RAY) I was surprised at how well the movie flows, must have been hard writing a movie that introduces this comedy duo to not one, but three of the classic monsters. Only thing I didn't like is how the Wolf Man was turned into a bumbling idiot, loosing his footing over branches and such. 8/10
19)The Vagrant - Thank you Shout! for bringing me movies I would have never been able to watch. Great blend of is he crazy or is there an actual homicidal man on the loose, and Bill Paxton pulls off crazy easily. The vagrant's makeup reminded me of a diseased member of ZZ Top. 7/10
20)X-Ray - (BLU RAY) Illogical and filled with so many plot holes that it makes my head spin, but it's still a decent enough slasher. I work as a RN, so some minor inconsistencies had me laughing. An MD is missing and nobody bothers to page or call police? An MD checks a blood pressure with no stethoscope, and no staff explains any detail as to what they are doing, probably because the writers had no medical experience and didn't want to come across as fools. Anyways, plenty of red herrings, everybody has the suspicious stare going on and of course all the doctors have the same facial mask of the killer. 6/10
21)Jess Franco's Count Dracula - Completely surprised as to how accurate this film is to Stoker's novel, moreso than Universal's attempt and I hated the liberties taken with Coppolo's version. Only significant difference I could find was that Van Helsing was a professor in the novel who is called upon from Dr. Seward, owner of the sanitarium, requiring his expertise. Great set pieces, avoids unnecessary gore and brilliant performance from Lee. 7/10
22)Silent Hill - (BLU RAY) Never played the games, sadly I was a Resident Evil fan and we all know what shit that franchise turned into when put to film. Thankfully, not the case here. Love the look of Silent Hill, and any viewer knows that once that air horn blows, all hell is about to break loose. Keeps that video game feel, with the main character moving from clue to clue while discovering backstory on the town and its inhabitants. CGI is dated, but only a minor complaint. 8/10
23)Halloween II (1981) - (BLU RAY) And the award for the most criminally understaffed hospital goes to Carpenter's Halloween 2! Somehow Carpenter made his theme even better by adding synthesizers and an ominous drumbeat. A completely different take from the original, no longer is Michael just a shape in the background, but here, we see him move around and his POV. One of the few decent follow-up slashers. 7/10

Oct 4th
24)Night of the Living Dead ('90) - (BLU RAY) One of those not necessary remakes, but it's a good update with enough differences to stand on its own. Great effects by Savini, and personally, I thought the grading on the picture was great. 6/10
25)Kuroneko - (BLU RAY) Ghost stories, awesome. Samurai films, awesome. Combine the two and you get a great tale. Loved the gorgeous photography, foggy landscapes with bamboo trees really created atmosphere. 8/10
26)Lake Placid - Forgot how much fun it is to hear Betty White cuss. Like Jaws in ways (two characters not getting along), but with more characters. Great effects by Stan Winston Studios, and it has its comical moments without ever being overly bloody. 7/10
27)Schizoid - (BLU RAY) If you would have told me that Christopher Lloyd could out-creep Klaus Kinski, I woulda called you a liar until I saw this. Too slow for me, there were only two deaths within the first hour. No wonder why the killer uses a scissors, because he can't aim a gun worth shit. 4/10
28)Gingerdead Man - Diva dough fight! Poorly written, each character is stereotypical, and when a romance does bloom, it's vomit-inducing ("I know she doesn't have a concussion because I go to community college for nursing at night" *Barf*). The main actress talked in a whisper the entire film. 2/10
29)Halloween 3: Season of the Witch - (BLU RAY) Only three masks to chose from for kids, WTF? In my 10 or so years of trick or treating, I wasn't any of those three. Tom Atkins is a MD, detective and ninja rolled into one in this movie. I avoided this movie for YEARS because I knew it was hated amongst many fans and didn't have Michael, so I never bothered. Thankfully, I avoided many of the spoilers before watching it for the first time last year, and now I can appreciate the sinister nature of the plot. Loved that they kept the pumpkin zoom-in for the opening credits, albeit this time a digital pumpkin. I'll be damned if this doesn't have the catchiest tune in a film ever. 7/10

Oct 5th
30)Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust - Somewhat enjoyable if only for the complete parody the movie portrays of FullMoon Studios itself and its fans, I guess they think we're all 27 year old virgins that live with our mothers. More kills than the first which is a good thing, the curling iron was something new. 4/10
31)Suspiria - Brilliant film that needs a blu ray release more than any other movie. In my top five favorite horror movies easily. 10/10
32)John Carpenter's Vampires - The opening was great, but I felt the rest of the movie dragged. The psychic connection plot only felt like it was there to move the story along and the ending was a bit of a letdown. If anything, I think this movie proves how powerful hot women are, moreso than vampires even, because one guy continues to love a hot chick despite not one, but TWO attempts to kill him. Am I the only one that thought the second priest looked like Johnny Depp from Secret Window? 5/10
33)Antichrist - (BLU RAY) A bit too cryptic for me, but I guess with a title like Antichrist, what was I expecting, right? I found myself talking to my television for Charlette to put her clothes back on, not because she's unattractive, but because every time she took them off, some bad shit went down. I'm sure there's a lot more symbolism and message I'm missing, and I get the evil nature of humans gist, but I still think I missed a lot. 6/10

Oct 6th
34)The Godsend - In no way better than the Omen, but still effective due to the idea of killing children/siblings. I'm just surprised CPS didn't get involved like after the death of the second child. 5/10
35)Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth - Great to see more Pinhead action, the nightclub massacre was fun. The new Cenobites were good creations as well. 6/10
36)Dead Snow - (BLU RAY) Now this was a fun film! It's refreshing to see the fat, nerdy, film-lover guy being the only one in the film getting some action. I've seen fast zombies before, but these are sack-the-QB fast zombies. Plenty of gore and a good throwback to some 80's classics. 8/10
37)Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver - Opening Silence of the Lambs spoof was slightly amusing, but nothing else. Piss poor CGI blood/death acting even for FullMoon standards. Loved the blatant disco music ripoffs, but of course different enough to avoid copyright laws! In the most brilliant death scene, one girl sprays her friends with hydrochloric acid after the gingerdead man swtiches a hose connected to water with acid. So she sprays her friends, they proceed to melt, she screams, and then in what can only be described as the dumbest scene, sprays herself in the face with the same hose. C'mon! 1/10
38)TerrorVision - (BLU RAY) A good premise and great monster effects wasted on a film with the most annoying characters. The parents being swingers and the huge grin on the dad's face after literally every word out of his mouth was a bit too over the top for my preferences. 4/10
39)Deadgirl - (BLU RAY) I don't know how to rate this one, easily the most disturbing movie I've ever seen. Film subject is taboo in more than one way, and this comes from someone who isn't uncomfortable easily. One thing I can say for sure is how much I really do not miss my high school days. x/10

Oct 7th
40)Hellraiser 4: Bloodlines - I expected this to be when the series turns to crap, but it turned out decent. It's a good continuation of the cliffhanger from the end of 3, and the story is nicely told through three timelines. The dog cenobite was something new. Didn't enjoy Pinhead's dialogue though, seemed dumbed down a bit. 4/10
41)The VideoDead - (BLU RAY) It's like Videodrome Light. Slightly different take on the living dead, in that they are jealous of the living and don't like to see their own images due to their deathly appearance. Slow paced, amateur makeup and gore, but borderline enjoyable. 4/10
42)The Town that Dreaded Sundown - (BLU RAY) Great horror film that feels real, with enough terror elements but not brutal enough to the point of sensationalizing the crimes. The narration, added with occasional comedic lines, make this a wonderful made for tv movie. Does an excellent job detailing just how these crimes affected the town as opposed to a "killer on the loose" angle. 8/10
43)Swamp Thing - (BLU RAY) I've only read Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run, so I'm not entirely familiar with the character. Thought it was too repetitive, Cable gets in trouble, Swamp Thing rescues, rinse and repeat. Score felt entirely lifted from Friday the 13th, especially the chase scenes. Arcane turns into a reptilian boar...thing? Nothing too exciting, neither a good comic book movie nor action movie. 5/10
44)Halloween 4: Return of Michael Myers - (BLU RAY) My normal reaction is to hate all child actors, but Danielle Harris is a natural and felt destined for horror movies. Best part of the movie is the ending, which brings the saga full circle. Decent sequel, my biggest problem is how Michael felt like he was in too many places within too little of time span. He has time to stalk Jamie, kill an electrician at a powergrid, and wipe out an entire police station all within one night. 5/10

Oct 8th
45)Black Roses - Sure some teenagers are committing crimes and murdering folks, but to me, the darkest element of this movie was the inappropriate teacher/student relationship. Fun movie that pokes fun at all the generational complaints of previous generations. 6/10
46)Q: The Winged Serpent - (BLU RAY) I don't know how Larry Cohen can make such a low-budget film so darned entertaining, it looks effortless. Part of it comes from Moriarty's oddball performance and the stop-motion of the winged beast, but I enjoyed it throughout. 7/10
47)Lake Placid 2 - Pretty much a copy from the first film, but with a lower budget, awful effects, and teenagers whose present is solely to become crocodile food. I got tired of John Schneider whipping his luscious locks around real quick. 2/10
48)The Toxic Avenger - I can see what makes this such a cult classic, hugely entertaining. Has a little bit of everything, political satire, monster flick, superhero parody, action, etc. As someone who has never felt comfortable in a gym, I feel the stereotypical jocks portrayed are spot on accurate. 8/10
49)The Amityville Horror ('79) - (BLU RAY) Great blend of psychological horror with questioning of faith. Exorcist did it perfectly, this one is close behind. James Brolin sells his role wonderfully, his eyes have that crazy look that only Jack Nicholson could ever top. 9/10
50)Hatchet - (BLU RAY) Decided to watch this one with the Adam Green and Kane Hodder commentary. More information on the stories behind getting the film started and promotion moreso than production stories, which is nice since it doesn't repeat too much information from previous commentaries. Learned why they chose not to cast Danielle Harris, and just why it was important to cast Englund and Todd despite their small roles. 8/10

Oct 9th
51)Hellraiser 5: Inferno - It's hard to like a movie when the lead character is a crooked cop, stealing evidence, cheating on his wife and setting up his partner. Not enough Pinhead, he appears only once in the first hour and only three times overall, with maybe 2 or 3 spoken lines. The series tried to do something different and go my psychological, and it's a change seeing Pinhead orchestrate such an elaborate plot to bring about madness slowly rather than going to the straight "ripping your flesh apart" route. Still boring though. 3/10
52)A Blade in the Dark - Some good gore effects, and the story was interesting mirroring the horror movie with the plot. Somewhat dull with only three kills total, but otherwise decent giallo. 6/10
53)Sexcula - I wonder what Bram Stoker would think seeing his creation adapted into a film like this. One special feature on the dvd is "linear notes from porn archeologist Dimitrios Otis", how does one go about becoming a porn archeologist? I sense an Indiana Jones adventure spin-off! The girls are beautiful and natural, and the plot is insanely bizarre with a female pleasure-bot that spends the entire film laying naked on a table, a girl-gorilla strip tease, and the most sensual wedding I have ever seen, even the priest was saying "lets get on with it!". 3/10
54)Amityville Horror 2: The Possession - (BLU RAY) Hated how they throw all the subtleties of the first out the window. Here, there's blood dripping down walls, guns flying in the air, and everything getting thrown around in the kitchen. Felt like two different movies with the first fifty minutes focusing on the horrors of the family and the house, then the last fifty minutes is all about the son and demon possession. The demon makeup was decent, but overall felt too much like a Exorcist clone. 6/10
55)Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('74) - True story, I was going to design my living room with bones and feathers, but then I didn't want all my friends to think I was copying this movie. Not much needs to be said, a classic that's light on gore and heavy on atmosphere. 10/10
56)Sinister - (BLU RAY) Frightening throughout, have you noticed it's always writers who go crazy in horror movies? Original with plenty of jump scares. 7/10
57)Body Melt - Nothing too spectacular besides the great gore effects. 4/10

Oct 10th
58)Hellraiser 6: Hellseeker - Best entry since 3, and it was a pleasure to see the return of Ashley Laurence despite her limited scenes. The main character gets so much ass in the movie it's unreal: his wife, domineering boss, slutty neigbor, even his acupuncturist was making moves! I liked that it is the first entry to try a "twist" ending which caught me off-guard. 6/10
59)28 Weeks Later - (BLU RAY) Worthwhile sequel with enough differences to stand apart from the first. Of course there is an outbreak, but this time there is an increased military presence that serves as an additional danger along with the infected. Only thing I didn't like was the plot with the mother who is infected but showing no symptoms. Felt too much like an I Am Legend rip-off. 7/10
60)Amityville 3D - (BLU RAY 3D) Lori Loughlin, schwing! Even as a teen character she gives off that motherly persona. My first 3D feature in my home theater. Big difference here from the previous two is the replacement of the importance of religion with paranormal scientists. 3/10
61)Curse of Chucky - (BLU RAY) Great to see Chucky back and looking as good as ever, but this easily portrays the "direct to dvd" vibe. The Charles Lee Ray plot seemed shoehorned in. As an actor, close up shots of your mouth while chewing has got to be embarrassing. Glad Dourif returned, and loved that it pretends Seed never happened. 5/10
62)Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters - (BLU RAY) This was a lot more fun that it had any right to be. I'm glad the filmmakers took a chance and gave it the R rating, because I feel the story could have been told with a PG-13 easily. With the R rating, you get cursing, limbs being blown off and over the top action for nearly the entire run time. Great fun, plain and simple. 8/10
63)Psycho - (BLU RAY) Top 5 favorite horror movie, perfect score, brilliant performance by Perkins, and unforgettable. This is the personification of suspense. 10/10

Oct 11th
64)Halloween 5 - (BLU RAY) Two major plots I hated about this one include Jamie's psychic link with Michael, and then Loomis wanting to help Michael "eliminate the rage" rather than just kill him like he wished in all previous movies. The man in black was a nice mystery throughout the film, but seriously, there is not a single explanation to his purpose? Just going to show his feet three times and that's it? 3/10
65)Cold Prey - One thing this movie gets right is likeable characters. They not only help their friend who breaks his leg by making a splint and getting him to shelter, but they each have their own romance problems as well and act as real characters would. Similar to Halloween, the killer has no motive and just a very brief backstory. 8/10
66)Halloween 6 (Producer's Cut) - I avoided this movie forever, in fact, I never saw any version of the movie simply because of all the reviews saying how this version is the only way to watch the movie. I got my answer of who the man in Black was, and I suppose this cut makes sense, but it's still nothing earth shattering like I was hoping for. 4/10
67)Dawn of the Dead ('78) - (BLU RAY) My favorite zombie movie ever. Couldn't be any better. 10/10
68)Silent Hill Revelation - (BLU RAY) Amusement parks are freaky enough, so to see a Silent Hill version of one, forget it! Plot isn't as interesting as the first, apparently some Order needs Shannon to release some god...or something. Was genuinely surprised to see Malcom McDowell in this. Some genuinely creepy scenes, like Vincent being tied to a stretcher with the nurses, and the spider-mannequin was a decent creation. 6/10
69)Piranha 2: The Spawning - I don't get the hate for this film, if you can get past the goofy concept of flying piranha, it's alright. Nowhere near the atrocity expectations I had for it. 5/10

Oct 12th
70)Hellraiser 7: Deader - I'm getting tired of the person investigating the box storyline. Pinhead has little screen time, and kills are very lame. 2/10
71)Lake Placid 3 - Crocodiles are getting borderline, mutated-scy-fy channel qualities at this point. They're biting through windows, dragging vehicles underwater and leaping through the air. RIP Michael Ironside's career. 2/10
72)[REC] - (BLU RAY) The scariest horror movie in the past decade, and the only one I give a perfect score to. Incredibly realistic with long shots and emotional acting, and the last fifteen minutes are the most terrifying moments I've seen. 10/10
73)[REC] 2 - (BLU RAY) Less scares, but more action and plot. 8/10
74)[Rec] 3: Genesis - (BLU RAY) I learned reading the bible can save your life! Without the camera gimmick, the series falls into just being another, average zombie movie but with more gore. Refreshing to see the events occurring outside the apartment complex, and it did have a nice tie-in to the original with one character working at the vet clinic where the dog was infected. Not sure if the "happy" ending was suitable for the series though. Bring on four! 6/10

Oct 13th
75)Exorcism - (BLU RAY) Introduced myself to Jess Franco last year, and was impressed/curious enough to try out some more. Nothing but pure sleaze, although feels repetitive. Black mass, girl gets killed, girl has sex with a man, gets killed, girl takes off clothes, gets killed yada yada yada. Seriously, does no woman wear undergarments in any of his films? 4/10
76)An American Werewolf in London - (BLU RAY) The best werewolf transformation effects in the history of film. The deterioration makeup of Jack is iconic, as is everything else about this film. 9/10
77)Dark Skies - (BLU RAY) Different take on the alien abduction genre. You know how to instantly make yourself look crazy? Just tape a bunch of random newspaper articles up over your walls and voila, instant crazy! Not boring, but nothing captivated nor scared me to the point of Paranormal Activity levels. 5/10
78)Cold Prey 2 - Decent sequel, but nothing spectacular. There was a little bit more development from the killer, but it doesn't go too far before being abandoned. Same situtation as the first, just replace an abandoned hotel with a near-closing, minimal staff hospital. While some horror villains are brought back just because, the explanation behind the killer being revived is semi-plausible, although highly unlikely I'm sure. 6/10
79)House of Wax 3D ('53) - (BLU RAY 3D) Wow, now this is what horror is all about! It's a dark tale with a nice twist and Price playing the lead perfectly. 3D effect was decent, best scene for that was the dancers at the Music Hall, looked as if the stage was right in front of you. 9/10
80)Countess Perverse - Jess Franco's version of The Most Dangerous Game. Easy to tell it's a Franco film because you have to sit through an hour of girls making out, girls swimming naked and discussing fantasies before the actual hunting of humans part of the film begins. 5/10

Oct 14th
81)Frankenstein ('31) - (BLU RAY) Nothing says instant party crash like carrying around the corpse of your recently deceased daughter through a party. My favorite Universal monster movie. 10/10
82)MoH: We all Scream for Ice Cream - Not bad, William Forsythe pulls off creepy clown with ease. Ridiculous concept with a run of the mill revenge plot, but funny at times. Nothing great though. 4/10

Oct 15th
83)The Bride of Frankenstein - (BLU RAY) Watched this for the first time last year, and I think my opinions have changed more favorably. Liked the intro segment with Mary Shelly narrating the "sequel". The monster meeting the blind violinist and befriending each other is very emotional and touching. Slightly more faithful to the novel with the monster learning language and being misunderstood by hurting others while only wanting a companion. Only Universal monster movie sequel I'd give a perfect score to. 10/10
84)MoH: The Damned Thing - Sloppy cgi and poor execution ruins an interesting concept, the idea of violence as a monster. Worth seeing to see a man repeatedly bang himself in the head with a hammer. 3/10

Oct 16th
85)MoH: The Washingtonians - Pride and Prejudice added zombies, Abraham Lincoln became a vampire hunter, it's always fun messing with American history! What if George Washington was a cannibal? No real terror here, and in complete horror cliche fashion, the cannibals give the family a tour of their mansion and explain their origins before trying to murder them. Best part for me was how three SWAT members with rifles dispatch an entire room of Washingtonians armed with bayonets. 4/10
86)MoH: Right to Die - Part ghost story and part political statement. The MRI death looked gruesome, and it earns bonus points for the BEST boobs out of the entire series. 5/10

Oct 17th
87)Son of Frankenstein ('39) - Great addition to the franchise with Lugosi as Ygor, he's the real horror here! As a man who survived a hanging and pronounced legally dead and uses the monster to enact his revenge on the jury members, terrifying! 7/10
88)Hellraiser 8: Hellworld - It's no shock to find high-grossing celebs get their start in horror, and here we have Henry "superman" Cavill. It's a haunted house story mixed with Hellraiser lore. My first impressions were that of joy in that the series is no longer that repetitive 'slowly going insane trying to discover the mystery of the cube while people around me die' story that the past 3 entries had. However, in the end, there were so many twists that it just became unbearable. 2/10
89)Phantasm - Classic that is so different, I almost don't know how to categorize it. Great soundtrack and likable characters. 9/10
90)Hands of the Ripper - (BLU RAY) Interesting from a psychology point of view I suppose, but a lesser memorable Hammer movie. Great production, set design and costumes, just a slower plot. 5/10
91)Evil Dead ('13) - (BLU RAY) You know that saying 'Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me'? Well, the main character gets fooled like..fourteen times. Maybe it was because I watched Silent Hill a few nights ago, but I hated the air-raid siren-like sound effects scattered throughout the soundtrack. Decent enough remake with enough gore and story differences to stand apart, but it didn't wow me. 6/10
92)Tower of Evil - (BLU RAY) I love how a group of archeologists can instantly turn into professional detectives. There is enough intrigue and eerie vibe to keep my interest, but what really bothered me was the characters. They were written like soap-opera characters, each is cheating on one character but still married to another, yeesh! 6/10
93)Hatchet 2 - (BLU RAY) Great continuity with the first. Adam Green sure had faith in Kane Hodder to have him actually show emotion. More history on the Crowley family is learned, and of course the gruesome kills continue. Decapitation from your own intestines and pulling out a jaw was nice, but my favorite kill had to the the 30 blows to a man's face with the blunt end of the hatchet (yes, 30! I counted!). Oh, and Vernon is my favorite black man in a horror movie ever. 7/10
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Oct 18th
94)The Fly ('58) - (BLU RAY) Dated for sure, but that doesn't make it any less terrifying. I've seen the Croenenberg version multiple times, but honestly, his reveal after the transformation still shocked me. And like the officer says near the end, his scream hill haunt my dreams! Truly terrifying. 8/10
95)Evil Dead ('81) - Watched this one with commentary with Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert. Not as interesting or fun to listen to as Bruce's, but still insightful with information on how they financed the film. 10/10
96)Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn - Again did the commentary track, this time by Raimi, Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel and make-up artist Greg Nicotero. A bit cluttered at times, but you can tell how much passion all these fellas had on working together and making such a film. 10/10
97)Lake Placid 4: The Final Chapter - A new low for the already sunken series: gator vision. That's right, a gator's POV as it's attacking. Not only that, but they also do not act like crocodiles at all, they're thrashing around, growling constantly and running on pace with a vehicle. My favorite part is when a girl is crying because she lost some library books in a tour bus that was destroyed, so she is crying because she won't be allowed to check out more books. NERD ALERT! 1/10
98)The Woman in Black - (BLU RAY) Average ghost story with many horror cliche's, but still some chills. Radcliffe gives a performance worthy of shedding his Potter persona. Only thing truly unique was the ending, bravo to the writers for giving the movie a happy ending. 6/10
99)Christina: Princess of Eroticism - (BLU RAY) Poetic at times, but lifeless and felt like a chore to get through. 3/10
100)The Blair Witch Project - (BLU RAY) Little scares scattered in between a group of college kids lost in the woods make for a terrifying reality. I actually liked the fact the witch was never shown, makes it even more strange and gives it a more authentic feel. There's no major jump scares, but I'd be lying if I said I didnt' feel shaken through the whole film. 9/10

Oct 19th
101)MoH: The V Word - By the book vampire tale, but does have some decent gore shots. 2/10
102)Massage Parlor Murders - (BLU RAY) More of a police procedural than murder mystery, but not great at being either one. I loved how the music ranged from generic 70's jazz to a WTF scene where a portly man dances in a leotard to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" while a topless masseuse claps him on. There is a completely random nude swimming party for no reason in which an officer proceeds to chase a suspect wearing only a towel from said party. Kills are quick, simple and tame. Some plots are never resolved such as one officer's marital problems. Definatley an oddity, but enjoyable. 5/10

Oct 20th
103)MoH: Sounds Like - I think any of us would go insane in the same situation. Not scary, but more of a sci-fi Twilight Zone material. 5/10
104)The Dorm that Dripped Blood - (BLU RAY) Loved it for simply an accurate portrayal of real college students. No partaking in sex or drugs, instead, they occupy their time playing pool and talking about relationships. Some nasty kills, such as a head being bashed in by a bat embedded with nails, or an electric drill to the back of the head. What really makes this stand out from all the other slashers is the ending. I won't spoil it, but it's one in a million. 7/10

Oct 21
105)976-Evil I'll give it credit for it's originality and somewhat decent product for a first time director. Some good makeup, but nothing great. 5/10
106)Poltergeist - (BLU RAY) Don't know why, but this is one horror movie my wife insists on watching. Great effects, and I love the build-up to the 'holy shit' final act. This is one I grew up on, so the nostalgia is through the roof. 8/10

Oct 22
107)Return of the Fly - Well, if the teleportation doesn't sell so well, it serves as a great way to get rid of bodies! Same idea as the first, but adds a new plot line of a partner who double crosses Philippe and tries to sell his plans. Enjoyable, but the method the story uses to create another fly-creature felt forced. 7/10
108)Orca - The most absurd plot of all time! You mean to tell me that an Irish character can go an entire movie without a drop of liquor? Preposterous! Killer whales used to be fearsome until Free Willy had to screw that up. Certainly not bad, but some of the revenge angles are a bit of a stretch, even for horror standards. I liked the speech "I'm just like the orca, my parents were killed too when I was young". 6/10
109)The Howling - (BLU RAY) I liked how this movie tore up (no pun intended) traditional werewolf lore. For instance, these lycanthropes do not need a full moon to change shape, and they have the ability to regenerate. Gives them even more terror, especially when a mass of them are congregated in a single location. 8/10
110)Paranormal Activity - (BLU RAY) I'm not going to lie, this is my favorite horror series running. Even upon rewatches, despite knowing when and where jump scenes are, it still manages to make me a nervous wreck while watching, and for some time after. Oh, and Katie Featherston is my pick for hottest horror babe of all time. 9/10
111)Vacancy - A movie about an evil Matt Damon running a motel in which a group of people terrorize its inhabitants while being filmed. Nothing unique or suspenseful really, and I have a hard time believing a member of an elite vampire assassin squad would have such a hard time dispatching a few masked humans. 4/10

Oct 23rd
112)Terror Takes Shape - Good documentary on my 2nd favorite horror film. Lots of cast involved, with a little bit of everything touched upon. 7/10
113)Army of Darkness (Director's Cut) - Commentary with Campbell, Sam and Ivan Raimi. They end it by saying their sole intention was to make an entertaining film, and they succeeded with glory. Lots of good information, such as the stories behind all the memorable quotes in the film. I agree with the crew that the director's cut ending better suits the film. My least favorite of the trilogy, but that just shows how much I love these films. 8/10
114)The Burning - (BLU RAY) - How does a series like The Howling get 7 sequels, but this treasure does not get one? Great summer camp slasher with great effects. Only complaint I have is the reveal of the killer and his motive revealed at the beginning of the film. 7/10
115)Paranormal Activity 2 - (BLU RAY) More jump scares and story development than the first, but I still prefer the first if only for how big of impact it had on me. 8/10

Oct 24th
116)Curse of the Fly - Essentially a love story with each hiding a past they're not proud of. Gone is any notion of a fly-creature, replaced this time with hideous "failed" experiments. I guess there is still some shock value (the splicing of two seperate humans into one), it still feels like an average sci-fi horror film from the 60's. 6/10
117)Dracula: Prince of Darkness - (BLU RAY) The one Hammer film that has characters with the mentality of college kids' in that they still go to a castle despite it not appearing on a map, a warning from a clergyman, and their cab driver abandoning them after being afraid to go any further. The loss of Cushing is unfortunate, but it's still largely a great vampire movie. 7/10
118)Warm Bodies - (BLU RAY) I love owning this simply for the fact I can bust this out every time the wife feels like watching a romance movie. The narration from the zombie's perspective is interesting, but the trailer kind of ruins the best bits. 6/10
119)976-Evil 2 - Felt way too much like a Nightmare on Elm Street rip-off, only instead of killing teens in their sleep, a demon kills his enemies through "astral projection". 3/10
120)The Conjuring - (BLU RAY) If I can go through life without ever seeing that Annabelle doll ever again, I win at life. Creepy and tense atmosphere throughout, a near perfect horror film. Delivers the chills through story, visuals and that damned doll! 9/10
121)Hatchet 3 - (BLU RAY) Seeing Danielle Harris being hosed down was my highlight, but man, those tattoos are not a turn on. With the loss of Tony Todd, Sid Haig steps in and his role was memorable. It fits the trilogy nicely, but something just felt "off" about this one. Lots of gruesome kills as usual, but Crowley's constant grizzly growls took me out of the film every time he showed up. 5/10

Oct 25th
122)Young Frankenstein - (BLU RAY) My favorite Mel Brooks movie. Lots of gags, a perfect spoof, and an outstanding performance from Wilder make this one of my favorite comedies. 10/10
123)Shocker - Convoluted mess. It took forty minutes until the killer is executed and where the real meat of the movie starts. Felt like Craven didn't know what type of movie he wanted to do, first forty minutes is a slasher, then the killer is jumping around from body to body, then he gets sucked into the boob tube. Nothing memorable at all really, just a chore. The heavy metal soundtrack seemed fitting, however. 2/10
124)C.H.U.D. - Commentary with director, wrtier and stars John Heard, Daniel Stern and Christopher Curry. Fun experience, these guys are laughing throughout, making jokes like "look, there's a young Brad Pitt!" and still seem to hold a grudge they never earned their money. Fun commentary for otherwise mediocre film. 5/10
125)Texas Chainsaw - (BLU RAY 3D) Takes the franchise and completely turns it on its head. The 3D wasn't spectacular, nor was the film, but worth a watch for a loyal fan. 4/10
126)The Lords of Salem - (BLU RAY) I'm glad Zombie's writing has much improved, nowhere near as white-trashy as his previous films. Good story with build up, very bizarre visuals and a Rosemary's Baby vibe. Was Satan depicted as a 3 foot midget mutant? Bonus points for Velvet Underground in the soundtrack. Will definately revisit with Zombie's commentary, am very curious to hear his explanations. 7/10
127)V/H/S/ - (BLU RAY) A nice offering of various directors' styles that blend found footage short films into an anthology. Everybody is going to have different favorites, but I enjoyed the first segment about a monsterous girl picked up by clubbers to be a great beginning. My favorite was the fourth, in which a woman is convinced her apartment is haunted and tries to convince her boyfriend via webcam. I think they could have cut a segment or two, felt a little too long. 5/10

Oct 26th
128)Psycho 2 - (BLU RAY) Overcame many hurdles to be a very good sequel. Still maintains the psychological horror, and bravo to Perkins for his ability to keep his nervous mannerisms (shaking, stuttering, jaw movements). The story reveal at the end felt out of place and slightly ruins the series though. 7/10
129)American Psycho - In my top 5 favorite horror movies, always entertains no matter how many times I've watched it. Infinitely quotable, great did he/didn't he aspect, and perfect performance from Bale. 10/10
130)Hotel Transylvania This is a wonderful way to introduce young children to the Universal monsters, but as an adult, my interest was skewed. There's a good teen romance angle, and naturally I liked the Twilight diss, but compared to some other recent animated horror films (Coraline, Monster House, Paranorman) I feel this one can only be loved by children. 4/10
131)The Nest - (BLU RAY) Thank you to Scream Factory for unearthing films like this that I probably never would have seen otherwise. Not great, Arachnophobia certainly does a better job on playing with fears, but it's not a total disappointment either. Never seemed to be a great danger as there only seemed to be about 12 people total on that island. Still, the effects were great and horrific. 5/10
132)Creepshow 2 - (BLU RAY) Worth a watch once, but not one I'll come back to nearly as much as the first. Had some sporadic good effects, but overall looked much cheaper. The first story was pretty tame, whereas "The Raft" had some great melting/gore effects with a sense of isolation, but the true gem was "The Hitchhiker" which would probably give anybody under the age 14 nightmares. 4/10

Oct 27th
133)The Serpent and the Rainbow Good blend of mysticism with zombie-lore. One of Craven's better films outside of NoES and Scream, one filled with at times terrifying imagery (coffin filling with bood). 7/10
134)Scanners - Wow, Croenenberg never fails to bring the goods. Intriguing plot that moves quickly, and Michael Ironside channels creepy Jack Nicholson. Great effects and a beautiful finale. 9/10
135)ParaNorman - (BLU RAY) My feelings were mixed. I felt Norman's ability could have used a little more exploring, and when the curse starts to hit the town, it was a bit weak. 7 zombies rise from the grave and a witch's face appears in the clouds and that's it? It's still fun, some good gags and the animation is top quality. 6/10

Oct 28th
136)Schizoid (AKA A Lizard in a Woman's Skin) - Decent giallo, but not one of the best in the genre nor the best from Fulci. Liked it enough, but not enough to seek out the unrated edition. I do feel fortunate to own this, however, as I lucked out and got an early copy shipped from amazon of Scream's Up all Night marathon before they lost the rights and replaced it. 5/10
137)The Brood - Maybe because I watched Scanners last night, but this one didn't live up to my expecations. The last 20 minutes serves as the reveal and is typical Croenenberg, but the hour long plot leading up to it didn't hold my attention. 6/10
138)Psycho 3 - (BLU RAY) I'm glad the film retconned the ending of 2, but that's about all I enjoyed. 3/10
139)Chrstine - (BLU RAY) I love how there is no explanation given for why the car is evil. No "the car is possessed", "the car was built on top of an Indian burial ground" or "a worker died while constructing the car" bullshit, just a car murdering folks. The soundtrack was great, effects still hold up, and by golly was Keith Gordon wonderful. His transformation of his character rivals that of Christopher Reeve switching between charming Superman and bumbling Clark Kent. 9/10
140)V/H/S/ 2 - (BLU RAY) Much better than the first. 3 out of the 4 segments were great, with the last one about an alien invasion in a suburban household being the weakest. 8/10

Oct 29th
141)Deadly Blessing - (BLU RAY) Slow pace and bland story left me disappointed. Felt like it didn't know if it wanted to be a supernatural or slasher film, or perhaps a mixture of both. Either way, dull. 4/10
142)The Thing - Watched it listening to commentary with Carpenter and Russell. Highly enjoyable to listen to as both provide insights into the effects, shooting locations and story. One thing that shocked me to learn was how comparable the film is to the AIDS panic in the 80's, which was just hitting the news at the same time of this movie's release. 10/10
143)People Under the Stairs - This is like the Home Alone of the horror genre in that a 13 year old child is able to outsmart adults, despite the adults having intricate knowledge of all the traps and secret passages in their own home. Very bizarre in a bad way, two siblings are calling each other Mommy and Daddy and the guy is wearing a gimp suit for half the film. It's certainly good in terms of production and is a decent thriller, but this film is simply not for me. 3/10
144)Lifeforce - (BLU RAY) Not a bad movie, but I loved how the movie tried desperately to sound scientific. For example, a "specimen bag" is simply a net, astronauts are describing a foreign object in space as "enormous" without describing shape or length, and my favorite is when a doctor describes the vampire as being "totally dangerous". The third act was very abrupt as all of a sudden the characters come back from investigating the whereabouts of the space gal, only to find London under martial law and NATO under control. Very ambitious project with some very good effects at times, but not a great movie by any stretch. 7/10
145)Scanners 2: The New Order - (BLU RAY) Whereas scanning in the first film remained a mystery for most of the film, here it's overused and to see actors trying to act with only their eyes is hilarious. Story is decent, but with none of the original stars returning, I don't see why the writers felt the need to make the character the son of the first film's couple. 4/10
146)Don't Be Afraid of the Dark ('10) - (BLU RAY) Biggest problem I have with this is they R rating. I see no reason why this should be rated R. Only one grisly death scene where a character gets stabbed multiple times, but the blood is CG and there's no gore. Offers a few jump scares, but the creature effects are terrible. The most horrifying thing for me was the creatures whispering in the walls before they're even visible. 4/10

Oct 30th
147)Day of the Dead ('85) - (BLU RAY) I avoided this movie for years after being disappointed with it the first time I watched it, probably because of the little screen time of zombies. My perspective has changed and I've come to appreciate the film more. The focus here is on the breakdown of society and how nobody can get along. Every character is to their breaking point and each group has their own interest. The Rhodes' "Choke on 'em" death may be the most memorable death in the entire series. 8/10
148) The Psycho Legacy - Very informative documentary on the entire series. Learned how Perkins didn't get along with Meg Tilly in 2, and that he was jealous he couldn't return to direct 4. Shocked to see the discussion of how Re-Animator ripped off the theme as I thought that topic would have been avoided. 9/10
149)Phantasm 2 - (BLU RAY) - Only thing worthwhile here is the somewhat added lore to the series with the gold sphere and the Gravers, and the last 20 minutes is worthwhile as Reg and Mike do battle with the Tall Man. Otherwise the proceeding hour is dull, and the psychic connection plot was irrelevant. 6/10
150)The Fog ('80) - (BLU RAY) The best compliment I can give Carpenter for this movie is that it genuinely feels like a ghost story put to film and it oozes atmosphere like none other. Another unique quality is how all the film's events occur within 24 hours. 9/10
151)Paranormal Activity 3 - (BLU RAY) The best in the series in my opinion. The Bloody Mary sequence, rotating fan and ending are all moments that keep me on edge. 9/10

Oct 31st
152)Girl in Room 2A - Thanks dvdtalk and Chad! This was my prize from participating last year, so this was a mandatory watch. The reviews on the back make it sound like an influence on films like Hostel, but I wouldn't make that comparison. The cult leader in the red cape looked like a rejected WWF wrestler. It's a blend of horror mystery with action, and definitely has much cheese. 6/10
153)The Shining - My favorite horror film of all time. Thank you Kubrick for going against the author's wishes and giving us a horrifying experience that only you can deliver. 10/10
154)Scanners 3: The Takeover I'll summarize this film with three words: scanner kung fu! There's also an underwater scanner duel. 5/10
155)Paranormal Activity 4 - (BLU RAY) I'm a faithful Paranormie (I coined that term) until the end, but compared to the previous three, this one has many more plot holes and less scares. What happened to Robbie? 6/10

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread



2013 GOALS: 80.
- Complete all of the checklist (minimum requirements)
- Complete all of the theme nights.
- Complete at least 5 of the subsets.
- Complete at least 40 first time views.
- Complete all of the extended decade checklist.
- Complete all of the abc checklist (removed Q, X, Y, & Z for this year).
- Complete all of the world checklist (decided to narrow it down for this year).

Key:
- First time viewing
D = dvd
NS = netflix streaming
O = online source (non-NS/RI/AP/Y/C)
R = redbox dvd rental
RI = redbox instant
AP = amazon prime instant
C = crackle
Y = youtube
★ = pure shit
★★ = barely okay
★★★ = middle ground
★★★★ = very good
★★★★★ = love it


SEPT ❸⓪ (STARTS DUSK):
1. From Within (2008) (★★★) (NS) - I like it for an 8 films to die for, the subject matter is disturbing but brings up important issues.

2. The Devil's Backbone (2001) (★★★) (BD) - I like it for the most part, just not entertaining enough to justify a higher rating for my taste.

OCT :
3. The Birds (1963) (★★★★) (DVD) - Enjoyed revisiting this classic for the first time as an adult. I like the build up for the spooky moments and it's one of the simple horror classics that I can appreciate for what it is.

4. The Blob (1988) (★★★★★) (O) - Love this movie. Watched it when I was little and was creeped out. It still holds up as a fun horror film that I'll never get sick of.

5. Screamtime (1986) (★★★★) (NS) - I enjoyed this one a lot, my favorite segment is the middle one of the 3. This particular segment that I liked the most had one jump scare that made me jump bad.

OCT :

6. Don't Go To Sleep (1982) (★★★★) (O) - Really like this eerie made-for-tv horror film, I found the subject matter to be disturbing which was cool for the horror fan in me. The ending creeps me out and I don't scare easily.

7. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (1973) (★★★) (O) - Not bad, not great. I don't have much to say about it other than it was entertaining enough to not be bored and a great creepy atmosphere.

8. The Reef (2010) (★★★★) (NS) - Pretty good for a shark horror film. I thought it was good in making you feel for the people involved and their fear as everything was unfolding.

OCT :

9. Piranha (2010) (★★★) (O) - Funny in parts and an average water horror. It also has lots of boobs shown for those who want that.

10. The Eye (2008) (★★) (O) - It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. If I hadn't seen the original (which is far better) this would stand out ok on it's own since it follows a lot of the same storyline, which makes it repetitive for those who have seen the original not really changing much. I would also add it would be much more enjoyable with better effects, the CGI looked too fake in parts.

OCT :

11. The Mummy (1932) (★★★★) (NS) - Enjoyed this quite a bit, finally got around to seeing another universal horror film I hadn't seen before.

12. House Of Fears (2007) (★★★) (NS) - Wasn't as bad as I expected. I checked it out for the setting mainly and it really does good with that. I thought the concept was cool with the fear aspect too. Most of the movie could have been done a little better, but I liked it more once they get to the glow in the dark funhouse scene and mirror maze. I really think Corri English should do more horror movies and it was nice to see Corey Sevier in this. Also, what a teaser with a quick glimpse of Jared Padalecki, wish he could have been one of the main stars in this.

13. American Mary (2012) (★★★) (NS) - I'm giving it 3 stars because it was a well done film style wise, the acting from Katherine Isabelle was great at times, and the body modification theme was new to me. I do think that the characterization could have been better and wasn't big on the torture aspect of it.

OCT :

14. Unrest (2006) (★★★★) (NS) - This is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's been a long time since I first saw it, so decided to see what I thought now and I enjoyed it but it's not without flaws. I really like the creepy hospital setting and find mortuary science (though inaccurate medically in the film I'm sure) fascinating from a distance (could never do it for a career) so that helped.

15. The Girl Next Door (2007) (★★★★) (NS) - Wow, this is a movie that'll stay with me a long time. I find based on true event films like this fascinating and as hard as it was to watch at times it really makes you think and is powerful so because of that I'm giving it a higher rating. It is a one time watch for me though as it's a very intense experience sitting through this.

16. The Initiation (1984) (★★★) (NS) - Average slasher, loved the setting and kill scenes but otherwise nothing that really stood out to make it above average.

OCT :

17. House Of 1000 Corpses (2003) (★★) (O) - Not for me, I did like the ending scene though very cool decorations/setting and intensity.

18. The Baby (1973) (★★★★) (NS) - Wow this was an enjoyable bizarre flick, the actors were great in their parts and the ending was surprising.

OCT :

19. The Invisible Man (1933) (★★★★★) (NS) - First five star viewing of the challenge, so enjoyable!

OCT :

20. The Creeping Flesh (1973) (★★★) (RI) - I am not sure what to think of the film exactly, it started off very slow and I wasn't captivated by the story but the last quarter of the movie got better (not enough to grab my interest entirely but it's a well made film for what it's trying to be). It also looks fantastic in HD on redbox instant.

21. Absentia (2011) (★★★★) (NS) - This was so enjoyable and a unique concept.

OCT :

22. The Pact (2012) (★★★★★) (NS) - Love this so much. The mystery drew me in immediately and there were a lot of tense/shocking moments. I was genuinely freaked out and luckily watched it in daylight. If it had been pitch dark and I was by myself, I would have been shaking and I don't scare easily.

23. Shakma (1990) (★★★) (NS) - Very mediocore killer monkey flick.

OCT ❶⓪:

24. Altered (2006) (★★★) (NS) - I found this movie to be so funny at times and it was a good a unique alien story.

25. The Leopard Man (1943) (★★★) (O) - This was a good average classic horror film. It had some cool moments and some mystery which I liked.

26. Dance Of The Dead (2008) (★★★) (O) - Nothing extraordinary but it was a fun high school indie zombie flick.

OCT ❶❶:

27. Once Bitten (1985) (★★★) (O) - Good simple 80's vampire comedy.

28. The Strangers (2008) (★★★★) (O) - Enjoyed revisiting this. It can really happen which is creepy.

OCT ❶❷:

29. The Innocents (1961) (★★★★) (O) - Really enjoyed this, the acting was great.

30. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) (★★★★) (NS) - This is a fun wacky horror flick.

OCT ❶❸:

31. From Beyond (1986) (★★★) (O) - I should have saved this for the bat shit crazy theme day, at the end of the movie I couldn't get the whole thing out of my head and was thinking "what the eff did I just watch?". I thought it was a well done crazy body horror film but I'm not a huge fan of these types of films so that's why I didn't rate it higher even though it was above average if you like these types of films. I liked re-animator quite a bit but this one was just a little much for my taste.

32. Pet Sematary (1989) (★★★★) (NS) - I enjoyed revisiting this, one of my favorite stephen king horror film adaptations.

33. Child's Play 2 (1990) (★★★★) (NS) - Not as good as the first, but I really enjoyed it as a guilty pleasure especially the warehouse scene at the end.

OCT ❶❹:

34. Dark House (2009) (★★★) (NS) - Liked the setting, main girl, kill scenes, and the look of the movie effects a lot, but the movie overall was nothing more than average.

35. Paranorman (2012) (★★★★★) (NS) - Loved this and everything it represents in the movie too.

OCT ❶❺:

36. Deadly Blessing (1981) (★★★) (NS) - This was an alright movie, not much to say other than it's not awful, but it's also not fantastic.

OCT ❶❻:

37. Dead End (2003) (★★) (NS) - I hated this movie... but it wasn't the worst horror film I've ever seen so that's why it gets 2 stars instead of 1. I really couldn't stand the characters and I found the story to get old fast.

OCT ❶❼:

38. The Caller (2011) (★★★★) (NS) - It was nice revisiting this, this is one of the hidden gems I found browsing movies late one night before seeing it again this time and I think it's a good indie horror.

OCT ❶❽:

39. Return Of The Living Dead III (1993) (★★★) (C) - Not really my cup of tea, it wasn't terrible and there were some highlights but overall it's not something I would probably revisit personally.

40. Curse Of Chucky (2013) (★★★★★) (R) - Wow I love this movie, as of right now I like it even more than the original because of how much darker chucky was made to be in this.

OCT ❶❾:

41. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006) (★★★) (O) - Just an okay slasher film, wasn't too impressed even with the twist ending.

42. Phantasm (1979) (★★) (O) - So let down with this, a little too trippy for my taste and I like mind trip movies usually, but it does succeed in what it's going for.

OCT ❷⓪:

43. Shadow Of The Vampire (2000) (★★★) (O) - Thought the acting was fantastic and it was a well done film, just not my personal favorite and couldn't revisit it probably.

OCT ❷❶:

44. Carrie (1976) (★★★★★) (NS) - I love this classic, was nice to revisit it.

45. Stir Of Echoes (1999) (★★★★★) (O) - This movie still holds up today, first time watching it in years and love that it combines the mystery/thriller/horror genres, my all time favorite genres. I also think kevin bacon was fantastic at acting bat shit crazy over something which I won't spoil for those who haven't seen the film.

OCT ❷❷:

46. The Devil's Carnival (2012) (★★) (NS) - Not my cup of tea, I'm not a huge musical fan in general but it did have a cool setting and it is decent for those who like this kind of thing.

47. The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920) (★★★★) (NS) - Well made silent horror film, love the music and look of it.

OCT ❷❸:

48. Candyman (1992) (★★★★★) (O) - This movie will never get old, I still find it creepy ever since I was younger. I still refuse to say candyman or bloody mary five times in to a mirror in a dark bathroom.

49. Witchboard II: The Devil's Doorway (1993) (★★★) (Y) - I liked this quite a bit, not as much as the first one but pretty close. A good average 90's cheesy horror and I love that it revolves around a ouija board.

50. Crawlspace (1986) (★★) (O) - I watched this again only because my boyfriend was curious to see it, I liked it less on the second viewing.

OCT ❷❹:

51. Scream (1996) (★★★★★) (NS) - One of my favorite slashers of all time. Love the humor, opening sequence, twist ending (at least it wasn't predictable to me when I first saw it), nods to many horror films, and characters. It doesn't take itself too seriously and is just a fun slasher.

52. Scream 2 (1997) (★★★★★) (NS) - Love this one too, sometimes I go back and forth between the first and the second being my favorite of the franchise depending on my mood. Love the opening sequence and the kills are fun in this.

53. Phantasm II (1988) (★★★★) (D) - Much better than the first one, it dragged in parts but the kill scenes were bad ass. Also cool to unexpectedly check off the death by a chainsaw item.

OCT ❷❺:

54. Final Destination (2000) (★★★★★) (O) - Huge fan of this franchise and the first one was the modern classic that started them all. I liked how it brought a new concept to the horror genre (at least it was new to me not sure if it's been used before).

55. Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988) (★★★★) (NS) - This is starting to become a tradition in october, fun film.

56. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) (★★★★) (O) - I like it, but not as much as the remake.

57. Them (2006) (★★★★) (O) - I love revisiting this film, the atmosphere and build up is good.

OCT ❷❻:

58. Ringu (1998) (★★★★) (D) - My boyfriend wanted to revisit this so we popped this in, I prefer the american remake in this case but it's a spooky j-horror.

59. Scream 3 (2000) (★★★★) (NS) - While it is the weakest of the franchise, I still enjoy it quite a bit.

60. Scream 4 (2011) (★★★★) (O) - I enjoy this addition to the franchise.

61. The Omen (1976) (★★★★★) (D) - One of my all time favorites, creepy goodness.

62. Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film (2006) (★★★★) (O) - Good documentary on slasher films which is my favorite sub-genre within horror.

63. Frankenstein (1931) (★★★★) (O) - It's about time I saw this classic, I've seen plenty of spoofs of it and movies based off the film so I had to check it out, I liked it quite a bit.

OCT ❷❼:

63. Silver Bullet (1985) (★★★★★) (O) - My favorite werewolf film of all time, it is nostalgic for me in that I saw it when I was really young and it was the first movie aside from The Omen that scared me and was my first forray into horror films from what I remember.

64. A Bay Of Blood (1971) (★★★) (NS) - I decided to give this a chance again, I still don't think I'm a giallo fan from what I've seen so far -- I find giallos to be hard to follow not sure why. It was just average.

65. Blair Witch Project (1999) (★★★★) (O) - I grew up with this and I like it, definitely not a 5 star due to a lack of things happening the majority of the film but it's enjoyable still.

66. The Evil Dead (1981) (★★★★) (NS) - Pretty good, fun to revisit it. The only complaint I have is that the practical effects look very cheap worse than other films of it's time from what I've seen, but if you can ignore that it's a good mix of horror and humor.

67. Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) (★★★★) (NS) - About time I saw this good universal horror, I liked it.

68. Valentine (2001) (★★★★) (O) - A guilty pleasure slasher film that I grew up with, I find it entertaining.

OCT ❷❽:

69. House On Haunted Hill (1959) (★★★★) (NS) - I enjoy horror movies that take place in big mansions and it was a fun movie to revisit.

70. Jeepers Creepers (2001) (★★★★★) (O) - One of my all time favorites.

OCT ❷❾:

71. Deadgirl (2008) (O) - Not sure what to rate this. I thought it is well done for what it's trying to imply with it's symbolism/realistic portrayls with some characters, the acting was great by Shiloh Fernandez, and liked some of the dark humor in it. The downside is it's extremely uncomfortable as a woman to sit through, for some reason it effected me more than other movies I've seen with similar subject matter and could never watch it again. I'm not going to rate it because I'm really unsure how to.

72. The Gravedancers (2006) (★★★★) (O) - I thoroughly enjoyed this, thanks to those who suggested it on this forum.

73. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (★★★★★) (O) - Love revisiting this, one of my all time favorites I like more than the original.

74. Island Of Lost Souls (1932) (★★★) (Y) - Pretty chilling for it's time. I thought it was good but it was really poor quality to the point where it hurt my eyes so it distracted me from being able to truly enjoy it.

OCT ❸⓪:

75. Night Of The Demons (1988) (★★★) (RI) - I like it, but it's pretty average and after revisiting it I realized how annoying I find the main girl and the movie wasn't that impressive even though there are cool moments.

76. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) (★★★★★) (D) - Love this classic, so well made.

OCT ❸❶:


77. Trick R' Treat (2007) (★★★★★) (D) - Becoming a tradition, love this halloween oriented anthology.

78. Halloween (1978) (★★★★★) (D) - Classic for a reason. Favorite horror movie of all time.

Total Viewed #: 78 (Final Tally)
First Time #: 45
Re-Watched #: 33
Stand-Outs (First Time Views Only): The Pact, Absentia, The Gravedancers, Curse Of Chucky, Paranorman, The Invisible Man, Child's Play 2, The Baby, The Innocents, and The Girl Next Door.
Worst Of The Month (First Time Views Only): Dead End, House Of 1000 Corpses, The Eye (American Remake), The Devil's Carnival, and Phantasm.


The Checklist
COMPLETED
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
-X- Angus Scrimm - Phantasm
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Mummy
-X- Bruce Campbell - The Evil Dead
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
--- Brinke Stevens -
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - The Invisible Man
--- Dee Wallace -
-X- Elisha Cook Jr. - House On Haunted Hill
--- Elissa Dowling -
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - The Mummy
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
-X- Jefferey Combs - From Beyond
--- Jessica Cameron -
-X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) - House Of 1000 Corpses
-X- Katherine Isabelle - American Mary
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
-X- Tony Todd - Candyman

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Alan Howarth - Phantasm II
--- Hans J. Salter -
-X- Marco Beltrami - The Eye

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
-X- Brian Yuzna - Return Of The Living Dead III
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
--- Dario Argento -
-X- Freddie Francis - The Creeping Flesh
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
--- Mario Bava -
-X- Stuart Gordon - From Beyond
-X- Tobe Hooper - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
-X- Wes Craven - Deadly Blessing

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - Silver Bullet
-X- Jack Pierce - The Mummy
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
-X- Dino De Laurentiis - Silver Bullet
--- Joel Soisson -
-X- Val Lewton - The Leopard Man

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) - Stir Of Echoes

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Piranha
-X- Anthology Film - Screamtime
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - A Bay Of Blood
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Evil Dead
-X- Based on a Novel - The Birds
-X- Cannibalism - House Of 1000 Corpses
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - From Beyond
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Piranha
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Devil's Backbone
-X- Death by: Chainsaw - Phantasm II
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - Phantasm II
-X- Documentary - Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Altered
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Scream 1-4
-X- Film and its Remake - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
-X- Found Footage - Blair Witch Project
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Devil's Backbone
-X- Giallo - A Bay Of Blood
-X- J-Horror - Ringu
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Birds
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Don't Go To Sleep
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Screamtime
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Don't Go To Sleep
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Blob
-X- Mummy - The Mummy
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Devil's Carnival
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - The Devil's Backbone
-X- Nazi - Crawlspace
-X- Psychological - The Baby
-X- Rape / Revenge - Don't Go To Sleep
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Screamtime
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - House Of 1000 Corpses
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Reef
-X- Vampire - Once Bitten
-X- Werewolf - Silver Bullet
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - From Within
-X- With Commentary - Can't follow being hard of hearing
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - From Beyond
-X- Zombie - Dance Of The Dead

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Blu-Ray), (The Devil's Backbone).
-X- Second format, (Netflix Streaming), (From Within).
-X- Third format, (DVD), (The Birds).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Spanish), (The Devil's Backbone).
-X- Second language, (French), (Them).
-X- Third language, (Japanese), (Ringu).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
-X- 1930 - The Mummy
-X- 1940 - The Leopard Man
-X- 1950 - House On Haunted Hill
-X- 1960 - The Birds
-X- 1970 - Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
-X- 1980 - The Blob
-X- 1990 - Shakma
-X- 2000 - From Within
-X- 2010 - The Reef

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - The Birds
-X- PG-13 - The Eye
-X- R - From Within
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Don't Go To Sleep
--- M -
--- GP -

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
Subsets
Completed: 9/31
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: Bladz - Black Sabbath (1963)
-X- 10/02: Undeadcow - Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
-X- 10/03: arw6040 - The Reef (2010)
-X- 10/04: Darkgod - American Mary (2012)
--- 10/05: islandclaws - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
--- 10/06: terrycloth - The Lords of Salem (2012)
--- 10/07: Mondo Kane - The Black Sleep (1956)
--- 10/08: ororama - The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
-X- 10/09: Darth Maher - Shakma (1990)
--- 10/10: J. Farley - Eyes of Fire (1983)
--- 10/11: SterlingBen - Killer Tongue (1996)
--- 10/12: alyxstarr - Severance (2006)
--- 10/13: Dick Laurent - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
-X- 10/14: tarfrimmer - ParaNorman (2012)
--- 10/15: rbrown498 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
--- 10/16: Trevor - Jack Frost (1997)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Caller (2011)
-X- 10/18: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
--- 10/19: Chad - John Dies at the End (2012)
--- 10/20: Dimension X - Vampires in Havana (1985)
--- 10/21: SethDLH - Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
-X- 10/22: Gobear - The Devil's Carnival (2012)
--- 10/23: cwileyy - Blood Diner (1987)
-X- 10/24: shellebelle - Scream (1996)
--- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
--- 10/26: indiephantom - Psycho III (1986)
--- 10/27: jacob_b - In Their Skin (2012)
--- 10/28: clckworang - Grave Encounters (2011)
--- 10/29: riotinmyskull - Pontypool (2008)
--- 10/30: ntnon - The Possession (2012)
--- 10/31: mrcellophane - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Theme Nights
COMPLETED
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) - The Birds Vs. The Blob
-X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies - Don't Go To Sleep
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror - Piranha
-X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror - American Mary
-X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror - The Girl Next Door
-X- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack - House Of 1000 Corpses
-X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films - The Invisible Man
-X- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial - The Creeping Flesh
-X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors - Shakma
-X- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns - The Leopard Man
-X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies - Once Bitten
-X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation - Killer Klowns From Outer Space
-X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets - Child's Play 2
-X- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror - Paranorman
-X- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors - Deadly Blessing
-X- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors - Dead End
-X- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors - The Caller
-X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films - Return Of The Living Dead III
-X- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films - Phantasm
-X- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) - Shadow Of The Vampire
-X- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP - Carrie/Stir Of Echoes
-X- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror - The Devil's Carnival
-X- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors -
Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives - Candyman
-X- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers - Scream
-X- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films - Final Destination
-X- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel - Scream 3/4
-X- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror - Silver Bullet
-X- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - House On Haunted Hill
-X- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies - Deadgirl
-X- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Night Of The Demons
-X- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related - Trick R' Treat/Halloween
World Checklist
COMPLETED
Spoiler:
Watch one movie for each of these:

-X- French - Them
-X- Canadian - American Mary
-X- British - Screamtime
-X- Japanese - Ringu
-X- Italian - A Bay Of Blood
-X- German - The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
-X- Spanish - The Devil's Backbone
-X- Australian - The Reef
Extended Decade Checklist
Completed: 30/40
Spoiler:
Watch five films from every decade of film history (Excluding the 1920's/1940's):

-X- 1930's - The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, Bride Of Frankenstein, Island Of Lost Souls
--- 1950's - House On Haunted Hill
--- 1960's - The Birds, The Innocents
-X- 1970's - Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, The Baby, The Creeping Flesh, Phantasm, Carrie
-X- 1980's - The Blob, Don't Go To Sleep, Screamtime, The Initiation, Once Bitten
-X- 1990's - Shakma, Child's Play 2, Return Of The Living Dead III, Stir Of Echoes, Candyman
-X- 2000's - The Devil's Backbone, From Within, The Eye, House Of Fears, Unrest
-X- 2010's - The Reef, Piranha, American Mary, Absentia, The Pact
ABC Checklist
COMPLETED
Spoiler:

Watch a film for each letter (removed Q, X, Y, and Z for this year):

-X- A - American Mary
-X- B - The Birds
-X- C - The Creeping Flesh
-X- D - The Devil's Backbone
-X- E - The Eye
-X- F - From Within
-X- G - The Girl Next Door
-X- H - House Of Fears
-X- I - The Initiation
-X- J - Jeepers Creepers
-X- K - Killer Klowns From Outer Space
-X- L - The Leopard Man
-X- M - The Mummy
-X- N - Night Of The Demons
-X- O - Once Bitten
-X- P - Piranha
-X- R - The Reef
-X- S - Screamtime
-X- T - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
-X- U - Unrest
-X- V - Valentine
-X- W - Witchboard II: The Devil's Doorway


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2009 List
2010 List
2011 List
2012 List

10/1
1. Coraline

10/2
2. Event Horizon

10/5
TV-2.5. Sleepy Hollow: Season 1, Episode 3: For the Triumph of Evil (1/2 entry)

10/6
3.5. Leviathan
4.5. Room 237

10/8
TV-5. Sleepy Hollow: Season 1, Episode 4: The Lesser Key of Solomon (1/2 entry)
TV-5.5. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 1, Welcome to Briarcliff (1/2 entry)

10/9
TV-6. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 2, Tricks and Treats (1/2 entry)
TV-6.5. American Horror Story Murder House: Episode 2, Home Invasion (1/2 entry)
TV-7. American Horror Story Murder House: Episode 3, Murder House (1/2 entry)
TV-7.5. American Horror Story Murder House: Episode 4, Halloween Part 1 (1/2 entry)

10/10
TV-8. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 3, Nor'easter (1/2 entry)
9. World's End: The Legacy of Day of the Dead

10/11
TV-9.5. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 4, I Am Anne Frank Part 1 (1/2 entry)
10.5 The Lords of Salem

10/12
TV-11. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 5, I Am Anne Frank Part 2 (1/2 entry)
TV-11.5. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 6, The Origins of Monstrosity (1/2 entry)
TV-12. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 7, Dark Cousin (1/2 entry)
TV-12.5. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 8, Unholy Night (1/2 entry)
13.5 Bride of Chucky
TV-14. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 9, The Coat Hanger (1/2 entry)
TV-14.5. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 10, The Name Game (1/2 entry)
TV-15. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 11, Spilt Milk (1/2 entry)
TV-15.5. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 12, Continuum (1/2 entry)
TV-16. American Horror Story Asylum: Episode 13, Madness Ends (1/2 entry)

10/13
17. Seed of Chucky
18. Curse of Chucky
TV-18.5 American Horror Story Coven: Episode 1, Bitchcraft (1/2 entry)

10/14
TV-19. The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 1: 30 Days Without An Accident (1/2 entry)

10/15
TV-19.5. Sleepy Hollow: Season 1, Episode 5: John Doe (1/2 entry)

10/16
TV-19.75 Toy Story of Terror (1/4 entry)

10/17
TV-20.25 American Horror Story Coven: Episode 2, Boy Parts (1/2 entry)

10/18
21.25. Psycho

10/21
22.25. House

10/22
TV-22.75. The Walking Dead: Season 4, Episode 2: Infected (1/2 entry)
23.75. Scream
24.75. Scream 2

10/24
TV-25.5. The Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 1: Days Gone Bye (3/4 entry)
TV-26. American Horror Story Coven: Episode 3, The Replacements (1/2 entry)

10/26
27. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (Wild Card 1)

10/30
28. The Shining

10/31
29. Monsters University
30. The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Halloweenie (Wild Card 2)

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10-07-2013: Added titles 1-8
10-14-2013: Added titles 9-16
10-21-2013: Added titles 17-23; minor edits
10-28-2013: Added titles 24-31
11-01-2013: Added titles 32-36; minor edits
11-04-2013: Added reviews; minor edits

The 9th Annual
October Horror Movie Challenge

Jerry G. Bishop
August 3, 1936 – September 15, 2013


My viewings this year are dedicated to the late Jerry G. Bishop, Chicago TV's original Svengoolie.

LAST YEAR: 39 films
THIS YEAR'S PERSONAL GOAL: 31 films

THE LIST
All films are DVD format unless noted.
Bold indicates a first-time viewing.
* = Wildcard selection
  1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  2. Tokyo Zombie (2005) - Two goofball employees at a fire extinguisher factory accidentally murder their boss, so they ditch the corpse at an illegal dumping ground in the center of Tokyo called "Black Fuji." Years of illegal toxic waste dumping finally cause the bodies buried in Black Fuji to rise from the dead. Ignore the comparisons to Shaun of the Dead in the disc case's hyperbolic copy. The film operates on a twisted sort of childlike logic, but it still works.
  3. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
  4. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)
  5. Genocide (1968)
  6. Dracula (1931) - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie.
  7. Dracula 2000 (2000)
  8. Dracula II: Ascension (2003)
  9. Dracula III: Legacy (2005)
  10. Daybreakers (2009) - Google Play.
  11. Shakma (1990) - Youtube. See my comments from the "Shakma" discussion thread.
  12. Chopping Mall (1986) - All the references to Corman in this film lead me to believe it began its life as a gag reel shot for Concorde Pictures' Christmas party.
  13. Maneater of Hydra (A.K.A., "Island of the Doomed") (1967) - If you can, see the "Movie Macabre" version of this film with Elvira. It's pretty unbearable otherwise. In a bizarre coincidence, this film was directed by Corman regular Mel Welles, who plays the cook in my previous viewing selection, Chopping Mall.
  14. Cult of the Cobra (1955) - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie.
  15. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  16. The Hidden (1987)
  17. Final Remains (A.K.A., "Mortuary") (2005) - A couple of stoners and their girlfriends break into a funeral home where they run afoul of the homicidal undertaker. I think. Perhaps the most charitable thing that can be said about the film is that it features some fairly attractive women, but that's hardly enough to warrant a viewing of this misbegotten waste of disc space.
  18. Christine (1983) - Google Play. It's probably been decades since I've seen this film, and the shots of the car repairing itself still make my jaw drop.
  19. Making Monsters, "Distorters Make the Best Monsters!"* - Travel Channel. There might be an interesting reality television show about Halloween decoration manufacturers, but this one ain't it.
  20. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) - Google Play. I've only seen two "Friday the 13th" films: this one and Jason X. Some don't care for the self-conscious humor, but I think you have to be in the proper mood to enjoy the film.
  21. Curse of the Undead (1959) - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie.
  22. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  23. The Fear Chamber (2009) - A homicide detective is nearly killed when he interrupts a serial killer during a murder. Once recovered, the detective begins to experience visions of the killer's victims, which may or may not be due to the detective's alcoholism and/or prescription drug use.The core problem with the film is that it lacks any cohesion from scene to scene. I suspect that Richard Tyson (Three O'Clock High) and Steven Williams (21 Jump Street) appear in the film to fulfill some sort of court-mandated community service.
  24. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  25. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)
  26. Bad Inclination (2003) A woman is murdered with an architect's triangle (or set-square) in an apartment complex, inadvertently providing covers for several tenants to commit their own murders. The film is an unsatisfying attempt to recapture the magic of classic giallo. Not even the brief appearance of Franco Nero as a manic street preacher can help this film.
  27. Witchery (1988) - A group of strangers (including David Hasselhoff and a pregnant Linda Blair) are trapped in an abandoned island hotel by a witch who died on the island. I think. This film is one of two unofficial sequels to the "Evil Dead" series and shares only the most superficial motifs of those films. The makeup effects are actually not half-bad, and the kills are pretty gross fun.
  28. The Midnight Meat Train (2008) - Bradley Cooper plays a photographer who accidentally stumbles across a butcher (Vinnie Jones) who is using the subways to hunt his prey. I have to admit that I wasn't too impressed the first time I saw this film. There's too much reliance on terrible looking CGI blood. The "twist" ending is preposterous. However, I found myself appreciating Ryuhei Kitamura's direction a little more the second time around. It's a shame the source material doesn't quite match up with his energetic style.
  29. I was a Teenage Zombie (1987) - VHS.
  30. Fright Night Part II (1988) - Broadcast television.
  31. The Fat Albert Halloween Special (Broadcast television) / The Andy Griffith Show, "The Haunted House" / The Munsters, "Herman Munster, Shutterbug" / The Munsters, "Just Another Pretty Face"
  32. Evil Dead II (1987) - VHS.
  33. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  34. Village of the Damned (1960)
  35. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown*
  36. Monster House (2006)

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9th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge


01 - Halloween / 35th Anniversary Edition Bluray / Oct. 1 / ★★★★★
02 - The Devil's Backbone / Oct. 1 / ★★★★★
03 - Room 237 / Oct. 2 / ★★★★ / ☼
04 - The Funhouse (UK 'Arrow' bluray) / Oct. 3 / ★★★★ / ☼
05 - American Mary / Oct. 4 / ★★★ / ☼
06 - Human Centipede II: Full Sequence / Oct. 5 / ★★★ / ☼
07 - Rawhead Rex / Oct. 6 / ★★ / ☼
08 - Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film / 2008 / Oct. 7 / ★★★ / ☼
09 - World War Z / unrated version ☼ / Oct. 8 / ★★★★
10 - The Other / 1972 / Oct. 9 / ★★★★★ / ☼
11 - Suspiria [with commentary track] / Oct. 10 / ★★★★★ / ☼
12 - The Possessed / 2013 / Oct. 11 / ★★ / ☼
13 - It Lives Again (It's Alive II) / Oct. 13 / ★★ / ☼
14 - It's Alive III: Island of the Alive / Oct. 13 / ★★★ / ☼
15 - Evil Ed / 1995 / Oct. 14 / ★★.5 / ☼
16 - Curse of Chucky / Oct. 15 / ★★★★ / ☼
17 - House by the Cemetary / [Catriona MacColl and Calum Weddell commentary track ☼] / Oct. 17 / ★★★★
18 - The Wolf Man / 1941 / [commentary track ☼] / Oct. 18 / ★★★★
19 - Escape From Tomorrow / Oct. 20 / ★★★ / ☼
20 - [REC]³ Genesis / Oct. 21 / ★★ / ☼
21 - Carrie (2013) / Oct. 22 / ★★★ / ☼
22 - Maniac (2012) / Oct. 23 / ★★★ / ☼
23 - I Spit On Your Grave (2012) / Oct. 24 / ★★★ / ☼
24 - The Conjuring / Oct. 25 / ★★★★ / ☼
25 - Zombie Flesh Eaters [ Stephen Thrower / Alan Jones commentary track ☼] / Oct. 26 / ★★★★★
26 - Nightmare on Elm Street / [cast-crew commentary ☼] / Oct. 26 / ★★★★★
27 - The Devil's Rock / Oct. 27 / ★★ / ☼
28 - Frankenstein's Army / Oct. 27 / ★★ / ☼
29 - The Fly (1958) / [commentary track ☼] / Oct. 28 / ★★★★★
30 - Psycho (1960) / [commentary track ☼] / Oct. 28 / ★★★★★
31 - Mama / Oct. 29 / ★★★★ / ☼
32 - Prince of Darkness / Oct. 29 / ★★★ / ☼
33 - Paranormal Activity 4 / Oct. 30 / ★★★ / ☼
34 - In the Mouth of the Madness / Oct. 30 / ★★★★ / ☼
35 - Silent Hill: Revelations / Oct. 30 / ★★★ / ☼
36 - The Dunwich Horror / 1970 / Oct. 31 / ★★★ / ☼
37 - My Amityville Horror / Oct. 31 / ★★★ / ☼
38 - Hatchet III / Oct. 31 / ★★ / ☼
39 - The Nightmare Before Christmas / Oct. 31 / ★★★★★
40 - Ghostbusters / 70mm print / Oct. 31
41 - Paranormal Activity 4 / ★★ / Nov. 1 (midnight to dawn) ☼
42 - Vampire Sucks / ★ / Nov. 1 (midnight to dawn) ☼

TV (count: 15)

- Paranormal Witness ["The Coven"] / Oct. 4 ☼
- Ghost Adventures ['100th Episode: "The Exorcist House"'] / Oct. 5 ☼
- Ghost Adventures ['Up Close & Personal'] / Oct. 5 ☼
- The Simpsons ['Tree House of Horrors XXIV'] / Oct. 6 ☼
- Bob's Burgers ['Fort Night'] / Oct. 6 ☼
- Lost Tapes ['Zombies'] / Oct. 8 ☼
- Lost Tapes ['Mothman'] / Oct. 9 ☼
- Ghost Adventures ['Alcatraz'] / Oct. 12 ☼
- The Walking Dead ['30 Days Without An Accident'] / Oct. 14 ☼
- Ghost Hunters ['Undying Love'] / Oct. 15 ☼
- Toy Story of Terror / Oct. 16 ☼
- Super Fun Night ['Chick or Treat'] / Oct. 16 ☼
- Ghost Hunters ['The Coroner's Case'] / Oct. 17 ☼
- Lost Tapes ['Werewolf'] / Oct. 18
- Dead Files Revisited ['Surrounded' & 'Hotel Hell: 60min] / Oct. 20 ☼
- Ghost Adventures ['Mustang Ranch'] / Oct. 20 ☼
- Regular Show ['Terror Tales of the Park III'] / Oct. 21 ☼
- MAD [Halloween Special: 'Doraline; 'Monster Mashville'] / Oct. 22 ☼ WILD CARD #1
- South Park ['Goth Kids 3 Dawn of the Posers] / Oct. 24 ☼
- Ghost Hunters ['Shock Island'] / Oct. 25 ☼
- The Walking Dead ['Infested'] / Oct. 25 ☼
- The Walking Dead ['Isolation'] / Oct. 27 ☼
- Giada at Home ['Ghoulish Goodies'] / Oct. 27 ☼
- Ghost Adventures ['Thornhaven Manor'] / Oct. 29 ☼
- American Horror Story: Coven ['Bitchcraft'] / Oct. 29 ☼
- American Horror Story: Coven ['Boy Parts'] / Oct. 29 ☼
- Ghost Hunters ['Hyde and Seek'] / Oct. 30 ☼
- Dracula (2013) ['The Blood is the Life'] / Oct. 31 ☼
- American Horror Story: Coven ['Fearful Pranks Ensue'] / Oct. 31 ☼
- Ellen ['Ellen's Halloween Show'] / Oct. 31 ☼
- Ghost Adventures [Halloween Show: Transylvania] / Nov. 1 (midnight to dawn) ☼
- 666 Revealed / 2006 / Nov. 1 (midnight to dawn) ☼
- SNL Halloween / 2013 / Nov. 1 (midnight to dawn) ☼

Literature

- "Jacqueline Ess: Her Will And Testament" - Clive Barker / Oct. 3
- "Son of Celluloid" - Clive Barker / Oct. 4
- 'Belief in Vampires, from 12th Century revenants to Bela Lugosi' - Richard Suggs [BBC History Magazine / Sept. '13 / pages: 36-38] / Oct. 5
- "Rawhead Rex" - Clive Barker / Oct. 6
- "Midnight Meat Train" - Clive Barker / Oct. 12

Misc. (count: 2)

- Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist / Oct. 29 / ☼ WILD CARD #2
- World's End: The Legacy of Day of the Dead / Oct. 30 / ☼ WILD CARD #3

(not counted)

'31 Horror Movies in 31 Days Season Six'
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #1: BOA (2001) / Oct. 5
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #2: ALIEN 2 ON EARTH (1980) / Oct. 5
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #3: MORTUARY (1983) / Oct. 5
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #4: PYTHON (2000) / Oct. 5
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #5: THE RAGE CARRIE 2 (1999) / Oct. 7
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #6: DREAMANIAC (1986) / Oct. 7
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #7: VENOMOUS (2001) / Oct. 7
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #8: VAMPEGEDDON (2010) / Oct. 10
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #9: CARRIE (2002) / Oct. 10
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #10: BOA VS PYTHON (2004) / Oct. 10
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #11: DAY OF THE DEAD (2008) / Oct. 14
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #12: TERROR ON ALCATRAZ (1987) / Oct. 14
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #13: KILLER CROCODILE II (1990) / Oct. 14
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #14: THE BURNING (1981) / Oct. 14
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #15: TRICK OR TREATS (1982) / Oct. 18
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #16: SSSSSSS (1973) / Oct. 18
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #17: SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE II (1990) / Oct. 18
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #18: FORBIDDEN WORLD (1982) / Oct. 25
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #19: RAGING SHARKS (2005) / Oct. 25
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #20: DEAD SILENCE | THE APPARITION | WORLD WAR Z / Oct. 25
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #21: FATAL GAMES (1984) / Oct. 25
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #22: DEAD SPACE (1991) / Oct. 25
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #23: SLASHDANCE (1989) / Oct. 25
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #24: THE CHILLING (1989) / Oct. 25
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #25: TOO SCARED TO SCREAM (1985) / Oct. 30
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #26: VENOM (2005) / Oct. 30
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #27: RING OF DARKNESS (2004) / Oct. 30
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #28: DOOM ASYLUM (1987) / Oct. 30
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #29: HARD ROCK NIGHTMARE (1988) / Oct. 30
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #30: NIGHT SCHOOL (1981) / Oct. 31
- 31 Horror Movies in 31 Days #31: DEMONOID (1981) / Oct. 31

~
- The Talking Dead ['30 Days Without An Accident'] / Oct. 14
- The Talking Dead ['Infested'] / Oct. 25



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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread


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Caution: Spoilers may follow!

Last year's tally: 26 films; 13 first-time viewings

This year's goals: 75 films; 50 first-time viewings; complete all lists



9/30/2013

NOTE: This film is NOT counted in my totals, as I consider it to be a sort of pre-Challenge warm up.

XX House (1977) (Blu-ray) - It’s not often that I’m completely at a loss for words about anything, much less a film…but House has left me somewhat speechless. Simply put, as director/fan Ti West says in a supplement to the film, there is no other film like it. While the back of the case likens House to an episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava, I found it to be more like a live-action Max Fleischer cartoon as directed by Jean Cocteau and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. The “plot” is that seven friends visit the home of one of their aunts, and while there, the house eats them, one by one…although it’s really impossible to describe the film adequately, as it’s got to be seen to be appreciated. I found myself laughing out loud quite often, and there were two or three times that I had to replay a sequence because it was so creatively adventurous. Everyone’s not going to like this film, but I found it to be absolutely delightful.

10/1/2013

1. Black Sabbath (1963) (DVD-R from VHS) - While not my favorite Bava movie as a whole, I still love Black Sabbath…mainly because its “The Drop of Water” segment, at the time I first saw it, was the scariest thing I’d ever seen in my life up to that point. I prefer the AIP cut and Titra dub, as that’s the version that first made such a huge impact on me, but I prefer the sequencing of the Italian cut better, because the film builds in intensity and scares until culminating in Bava’s finest 20 minutes, “The Drop of Water.” The other two stories don’t do a lot for me (and “The Telephone” doesn’t make a lick of sense in its AIP incarnation), but that dead psychic in “The Drop of Water” makes up for all of the film’s inadequacies. That segment is STILL terrifying, 50 years after it was made.

2. X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) (DVD) - For its budget, this is an extremely well-done little film, with Ray Milland inventing eye drops that allow him to see through things. At first, he’s only able to see through people’s clothes, but unlike 99% of the world’s male population, he doesn’t want to stop there. As he takes more dosages of the drug, the effect becomes cumulative, and soon he’s able to see through skin, then through organs, then into what lies on the other side of our reality. Don Rickles shows up in a rare straight role, and the ending must have been a complete mind-scrambler 50 years ago. Highly recommended.

10/2/2013

3. Don't Go to Sleep (1982) (Streaming--YouTube) - This one-size-fits-all made-for-TV horror film has always been at the edges of my radar, but I saw it for the first time tonight. I'd always heard that it was one of the scarier TV fright flicks, but it didn't do much for me. It does, however, cover pretty much all the bases when it comes to horror films, as it features a ghost, an evil kid, a psycho killer, an iguana, and Ruth Gordon. Even with all that, I have to say that I was mightily disappointed.

4. The Possessed (1977) (DVD-R from the Warner Archive Collection) - Now, THIS is a good old-fashioned TV horror movie. You know that it's a good one because it stars Joan Hackett, who was in two other great made-for-TV horror films, Dead of Night and Reflections of Murder. It's also set at a girls' boarding school, which, in '70s TV-movies at least, were known to be hotbeds of witchcraft, Satanism, and other icky stuff. Harrison Ford shows up as a science teacher, and PJ Soles, as one of the featured students, rocks one of the worst hairdos ever. The Possessed was the pilot film for a proposed series which would have starred James Farentino as a wandering evil-fighter. Too bad that none of the networks picked up the series; in the right hands, it could have been a winner.

10/3/2013

5. The Reef (2010) (DVD) - I'll admit that I have a fear of the ocean, mostly due to my phobia about being eaten by really big fish. The Reef exploits this fear pretty well, yet I really didn't enjoy the film. My problem with it stems from the fact that I don't see the entertainment value in such a realistic depiction of the aftermath of a shipwreck, when there's obviously very little hope that any of the protagonists will make it out of their situation alive. For me, horror and suspense movies should be fun, and I didn't have any fun with The Reef. The film is exceedingly well-made, but to what end? While I didn't hate it, I doubt that I'll ever want to rewatch The Reef.

6. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (Blu-ray 3D) - When I watched Creature tonight, I watched it in 3D for the first time since a local university showed it during my high school years. While it was a lot of fun with a big crowd, it was just as enjoyable in my living room tonight, due to the quality of the Universal Blu-ray presentation. This go-round, I was really struck by how incredibly detailed the Creature costume was. I especially liked how the Creature gasped for air when on land, and every time it opened its mouth, the inside looked remarkably like the inside of a fish's mouth, and the gills moved back and forth. This Blu-ray print has so much detail that I even noticed that the Creature's claws, when it grabbed the riverbank, bent like the rubber that they were. It's a classic, and it's great to finally own a decent copy in 3D.

10/4/2013

7. American Mary (2012) (DVD) - This surprisingly enjoyable (well, to me, anyway) twisted little fable about a medical school dropout who goes pro as a body modification surgeon features an outstanding performance by Katherine Isabelle. While I've known her face before, from such films as Ginger Snaps and the made-for-TV version of Carrie, I never took the time to attach a name to it...until now. I found the film to be absolutely fascinating, with only the ending being a bit disappointing. If the writer-director-actor sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska make as big a leap between American Mary and their next feature as they did between Dead Hooker in a Trunk and American Mary, it should be completely amazing. Worth seeking out.

8. Videodrome (1983) (Blu-ray) - While I generally enjoy David Cronenberg's films, Videodrome is an exception. It starts off great, but the longer it goes on, the less sense it makes. By the end of the film, I just don't care WHAT happens to the character of Max Renn. It's not a film that I plan to rewatch anytime soon, but to give credit where credit is due, it features one of my favorite character names of all time: Barry Convex.

10/5/2013

9. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) (DVD-R from Turner Classic Movies) - This is another of those films that I'm surprised has taken me this long to get around to watching. I know that I have the VHS in storage somewhere, and I had a vague idea that I had actually watched it before, but I guess that I've only ever just watched the first few minutes, as nothing past the titles seemed familiar at all. The Town That Dreaded Sundown was made by Charles B. Pierce, of The Legend of Boggy Creek fame, and it shows. The dialogue sometimes (well, actually, most of the time) comes off as unnatural, and the whole decoy sequence seemed horribly out of place. I still found it funny, however. Dawn Wells (Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island) shows up long enough to get third billing, and Andrew Prine and Ben Johnson are always watchable. The title is an all-time classic. A remake/sequel is coming out next year from the producers of Sinister and American Horror Story.

10. Black Water (2007) (DVD) - Here's something that I can't explain: I really enjoyed Black Water, yet I was only lukewarm about The Reef. I find this kind of funny, since the same guy who directed The Reef co-directed Black Water, and both films have essentially the same basic plot. If you replace the ocean with an Australian mangrove swamp, and substitute a crocodile for the shark, this IS The Reef. I am a bundle of contradictions. The middle third of Black Water drags terribly, but the last half-hour or so evens it out with some good suspense. Recommended.

10/6/2013

11. The Lords of Salem (2012) (DVD) - An open letter to Rob Zombie: Dear Mr. Zombie, please stop making films. Really, please. Thank you.

10/7/2013

12. The Black Sleep (1956) (Streaming--Netflix) - When television came in to stay in the early 1950s and people started staying at home instead of going out to the movies, Hollywood had to do something to entice people back to the theaters. This "something" took many forms, from widescreen and 3D films to stereophonic sound. Smaller studios such as United Artists didn't have the deep pockets that the big boys had, so they had to make adjustments in smaller, yet just as important ways. The Black Sleep nicely illustrates one of the ways that smaller studios and independent producers used to lure people into theaters--gore. While very few people these days would label The Black Sleep as "gory," at the time that it came out it probably disgusted quite a few people. But if you take out the brain surgery and the melty-looking face of one of the characters, it's very much akin to films such as The Strange Door or The Black Castle. It also features a fine performance by Basil Rathbone, and it was the last film of Bela Lugosi's to be released during his lifetime. In its own way, The Black Sleep was very much a harbinger of things to come. While it may be underproduced and overpadded with unnecessary dialogue, it inched the gore factor up a notch, for better or for worse.

10/8/2013

13. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) (DVD) - I wasn't expecting much from what I figured would be a fairly dull potboiler, so I was pretty happy to be wrong. The Flesh and the Fiends is another retelling of the Burke and Hare story, yet this one stands out from the pack due to excellent performances all around, especially from Peter Cushing and an unexpectedly slim Donald Pleasance. Recommended

14. The Vampire Lovers (1970) (DVD) - Silly, trashy fun from Hammer and AIP. Ingrid Pitt stars as Carmilla/Mircalla/Marcilla Karnstein, a vampiress with a penchant for the ladies. It's based on Sheridan Le Fanu's novella Carmilla, which was also the source for Roger Vadim's Blood and Roses. The film plays a little fast and loose with basic vampire mythology (Carmilla is able to be out and about during the day, and there's some business involving burial shrouds that was new to me), but this really isn't the type of film that you need to spend lots of time thinking about. Carmilla's portrait reminds me of the paintings of Margaret Keane, which is more unsettling than anything else in the movie. If the movie had matched the American poster, it would probably be my favorite movie of all time.

10/9/2013

15. Shakma (1990) (Streaming--Netflix) - Stinkbomb of a film features a really pissed-off monkey stalking and killing medical school students who are playing a live version of a Dungeons and Dragons-esque game with one of their professors. Awful in almost every imaginable way, with particular raspberries going to the incredibly cheap plywood sets--there has never been a hospital with less-sturdy doors. Ever. It's another example of the trailer being head-and-shoulders better than the film itself; watch it instead.

16. Captive Wild Woman (1943) (DVD) - John Carradine plays an endocrinologist who goes off the deep end, transplanting human glands into an ape and turning her into Acquanetta. This movie had the potential to get really freaky, as the ape had feelings for the leading man, but it weaseled out before getting too weird. There's a lot more lion- and tiger-training footage in the film than there is ape monster footage, so I was a bit disappointed in the circus-to-chills ratio. In a cost-saving in-joke, the circus owner often complains of Clyde Beatty not coming to work for him, while it's Clyde Beatty himself who doubles for the leading man in all of the animal-taming footage.

17. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) (DVD) - Bela Lugosi's crazy eyebrows star in this fairly fast-moving tale of a madman, his monkey, and the girls they kidnap. It's no great shakes, but it's short and has some fairly innovative editing techniques for the time period. The leading man is as bland as bread dough, however.

10/10/2013

18. Eyes of Fire (1983) (DVD-R from VHS) - Fascinating mess of a movie tells the story of what happens to a group of settlers who, in 1750, move into a valley shunned by the local Indians as being an evil place. It seems that the valley is populated by a mess of elemental spirits, including a cat-eyed demon witch, who don't take kindly to human trespassers. To give any more specifics would be a disservice to first-time viewers, as much of the effectiveness of the film lies in seeing what weirdo idea writer/director Avery Crounse trots out next. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but it's certainly memorable.

19. Dead Birds (2004) (DVD) - In 1863, a group of bank robbers take shelter in an abandoned plantation house in Alabama. Unfortunately for them, something supernatural has remained there, and it doesn't like the intrusion. Okay film has some good atmosphere and performances, but I never really found myself as involved with it as much as I wanted to be. I think the problem lies in the fact that the film simply has too much going on, and the back story about the history of the house is unnecessarily convoluted. Worth a watch, but not essential.

10/11/2013

20. Killer Tongue (1996) (DVD) - I'm going to make a sweeping generalization here (something I've become quite fond of doing as I get older), but I feel that anyone that really likes this movie has something wrong with them. I'm talking DSM-IV wrong. It's easily the worst film I've sat through in the last year, and it's probably the second-worst film I've ever watched for the challenge. For a moment, it made me question whether my least-favorite film of all time should still hold that position. This one is BAAAAD. I would give a short plot synopsis, but I don't want to encourage anyone to seek this out, ever. It's best to avoid this film like you avoid that guy on the corner that smells like pee and talks to himself. You've been warned.

21. Hatchet (2007) (DVD) - I enjoyed Hatchet a bunch. While it doesn't break new ground, Hatchet exemplifies Roger Ebert's quote about what makes a good movie: "It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.” Hatchet goes about it with a great and game cast, some really funny lines, and a handful of terrific jump-scares. Highly recommended.

10/12/2013

22. Severance (2006) (DVD) - One of the more overtly political horror films that I've ever seen, Severance succeeds not because of its politics, but because of its wicked sense of humor. I was a little concerned that the comedy might outweigh the horror, but the filmmakers struck a nice balance between the two. There's one scene involving the refrigerator on the company bus that had me laughing so hard I was crying. I blame it on my sick sense of humor. Like Hatchet, highly recommended.

23. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) (Blu-ray) - This is a fun film from the director of Dead Snow. If you liked that movie, you'll probably like this one, too. While I enjoyed the film, it does get a bit draggy in the middle, and I grew tired of the hyperkinetic editing very quickly. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (Step Brothers, Talladega Nights) were two of the producers. My favorite gag: the missing children's pictures on the milk bottles.

24. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) (DVD) - This typical early Roger Corman quickie has a slightly better monster than usual, but besides that, it's pretty much par for the course. Don't take that to mean that you shouldn't see it, however. The plot in twenty words or less: Atomic fallout has spawned mutant giant crabs, who absorb the intellect and memories of their victims. Sure it's dumb, but it's hard to dislike any film that features giant crustaceans with human eyes who snore when they sleep. A relatively painless 62 minutes.

25. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) (DVD) - Every male in Jonathan Drake's family has died on or around his 60th birthday of heart failure. It's just happened to his brother, and now Jonathan is afraid that it's going to happen to him. For a low-budget shocker from the 1950s, The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake is surprisingly engrossing, with great performances all around. Originally released as the top half of a double-bill that featured Invisible Invaders as its co-feature, The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake warrants an easy recommendation.

26. Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009) (DVD) - From the fine folks who brought you Tokyo Gore Police, this film continues the tradition of gonzo splatterfests from Japan. I have to wonder what percentage of the total budget was for fake blood--it had to be at least 10-15%, as nobody just bleeds in this film; they make it rain with arterial spray. Features a cameo from Shiina Eihi, of Audition infamy. It's no classic, but it's worth a watch if your sensibilities aren't too sensible.

10/13/2013

27. Trilogy of Terror (1975) (DVD) - Man, but I do dearly love made-for-TV horror movies from the '70s! This is one of the best...although to be perfectly honest, a third of this is one of the best. The first two stories are no great shakes, but the "Amelia" segment is a classic--so much so that it was released as a standalone videotape way back when, for those who didn't have the patience to hit the fast-forward button for a few minutes. Even though the "Amelia" segment scared the crap out of everyone who saw it in its original airing, it's actually kind of funny today. The sounds that the doll makes are really pretty goofy. What hasn't gotten funny is the final shot of the segment, which is nightmare inducing indeed.

28. Bride of Chucky (1998) (Streaming--Netflix) - Third sequel to Child's Play drops all pretenses of being scary and goes all-out to be as entertaining as possible. Since I've never been a huge fan of the series, I found Bride of Chucky to be a total blast. Jennifer Tilly brings her A game, and the in-jokes scattered throughout the picture are pretty amusing. It's a lot of fun.

10/14/2013

29. ParaNorman (2012) (Streaming--Netflix) - Okay, I'll admit--I wasn't really looking forward to watching ParaNorman. If left to my own devices, I probably would never have watched it...so I'm glad that it was chosen as a subset selection, because I thoroughly enjoyed it. The character design was really unique, the score was wonderful (I'm listening to "Norman's Walk" on Rhapsody as I type this), and it had, at least in the early part of the film, a rather melancholy feel that I don't think that I've ever seen in any other animated film. I'm now going to have to find this on Blu-ray 3D and make it a part of my permanent collection. Best line: "Don't make me throw this hummus--it's spicy!"

10/15/2013

30. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) (DVD) - Back when I was a kid, my town's theater used to publish a small, usually bi-weekly 4-page flyer advertising upcoming films. The theater usually changed films on Mondays and Fridays, with the Monday-Thursday films marketed to adults, and the Friday-Sunday films marketed to kids. Most of the weekend showings were double-features, so each weekend page in the flyer showed two ad mats. When Let's Scare Jessica to Death showed up in the flyer, it got three of the four pages just for it, as it stayed the whole week, which was something rare indeed. One of its three pages was one of those optical illusions where you would stare at what appeared to be some dark squiggly splotches for about 30 seconds, then quickly look to a white wall to see the after-image correctly. That, and the poster reproduction on one of the pages, made me both want to see the film and stay far away from it at the same time. I ended up not going to see it, but I finally caught up with it when it was released on VHS in the early '80s. I loved (and still love) the atmosphere of the film...it feels melancholy and decaying, which is the perfect mood for a horror film. There's a scene in it (and if you've seen it, you know the one I'm talking about) that sends gooseflesh up and down my arms. The movie's not perfect (Zohra Lampert's performance as Jessica is absolutely realistic, but it makes her character incredibly hard to warm up to), but it's got a singular mood about it that makes it, for me anyway, a perfect film to watch once the autumn nights start getting chilly.

10/16/2013

31. Jack Frost (1997) (Streaming--Netflix) - Here's another subset film that I was not looking forward to seeing. After watching it, I have to say that it's not nearly as bad as I thought that it would be. It had good actors (who played it as straight as humanly possible), nice cinematography, and was competently directed. But I have to ask the question: When you've obviously got some talent, both in front of and behind the camera, whey waste it on such drivel? How many people heard the concept and thought, "I can't WAIT to see that!"? My guess is not many indeed, and the movie's direct-to-video status confirms that. So what we get is a fairly well-made movie with an awful premise. This reminds me of what might happen if, say, Sofia Coppola directed a film for Troma. Not my cup of tea--and I find it difficult to believe that this is anybody else's cup of tea, either. Not recommended.

10/17/2013

32. The Caller (2011) (DVD) - Wow, but this was NOT what I was expecting at ALL. The plot in a nutshell: a woman in the midst of a divorce moves into an apartment and starts receiving odd phone calls from a woman named Rose. At first, she thinks that the calls are a prank, then she begins to think that Rose is crazy. The truth is something entirely different. On the one hand, it's a much better film than I thought that it might be, judging from the somewhat misleading DVD cover. On the other hand, it's rather confusing and doesn't really hold up under scrutiny. If you can put logic on hold for an hour and a half, it's pretty good. If you can't, watching it is a rather exasperating experience. I was exasperated. The lead actress, Rachel Lefevre, looks sort of like Chloe Grace Moritz blended with Jessica Hecht, the actress who played Ross's ex-wife Susan's lesbian lover on Friends.

10/18/2013

33. Return of the Living Dead III (1993) (DVD) - The series switches gears and goes deadly serious for the third installment. I love the first film in the franchise, I hate the second film, and I'm ambivalent about this installment. The reason for my ambivalence stems from the fact that I have come to absolutely loathe any film that tries to make the audience feel sympathy for zombies (or vampires, for that matter). This sad state of affairs started in earnest with Romero's Day of the Dead and Bub, the shaving zombie, and has cropped up time and time again in the past twenty-whatever years. ROTLD III cranks it up yet another notch, with the two doomed lovers pulling a Romeo and Juliet-esque double cremation. Add to that the fact that I've never seen a Brian Yuzna-directed film that I've really liked, and I'm surprised that I can still stomach the film at all...yet it somehow remains watchable.

34. King Kong (1933) (DVD) - There's not a whole lot that I can say about this one that hasn't already been said, and said better. Although The Lost World from 1925 pretty much told the story King Kong does, it was this film that really set the template for the "giant monster on a rampage" sub-genre. Essential viewing.

10/19/2013

35. John Dies at the End (2012) (DVD) - Don Coscarelli, director of Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep, is back in his gonzo element with this film. It's wildly inventive, funny, and maybe his best film ever. There's really no need for a plot synopsis, as it won't make much sense anyway. Just go in with an open mind and let the weirdness wash over you. I loved it.

36. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) (DVD) - I successfully avoided watching this film for 25 years. It looked like a really stupid, sub-Tromaesque, amateurish attempt at a cult movie. However, I bought a copy a few years back in a three-pack with The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and Spaceballs, as I wanted to give Banzai another chance. I still haven't gotten around to rewatching that, but when today's theme came up, I immediately thought of Killer Klowns. I popped it in, and the first third of the film didn't disappoint me...by that, I mean that it was just as stupid as I had thought that it might be. But as I kept watching, I found myself beginning to enjoy this silly little mean-spirited film, and by the end I was digging it pretty hard. I don't know if I was just in a forgiving frame of mind while watching it or what, but I'm now a fan. The theme song by The Dickies is awesome.

10/20/2013

37. Vampires in Havana (1985) (Streaming--Netflix) - Odd Spanish-language animated film about, you guessed it, vampires in Havana. A descendant of Dracula has invented a formula to make vampires impervious to sunlight, and he wants to give the formula away for free to all vampires. However, vampire leaders from the US and Europe want to steal the formula and sell it to vampires, thus making scads of cash. They all meet in Cuba for a showdown. This film is really short, which for me was a blessing--there's a LOT of action going on and I got confused several times. I counted at least seven times that someone who was male got called a "mother." The music is great. Overall, I found Vampires in Havana to be mildly interesting but nonessential.

38. The Return of the Vampire (1944) (DVD) - Bela Lugosi stars as vampire Armand Tesla, who has a werewolf assistant named Andreas. Interesting wartime horror film from Columbia has a fairly goofy werewolf makeup, bite marks on victims' necks, and a fairly disgusting (for the time), if quickly glimpsed, disintegration scene. An interesting counterpart to the Universal horror films of the time, it lies, in terms of quality, almost exactly midway between them and the horrors being churned out by the studios on poverty row. The last line of the film breaks the fourth wall, to no great effect.

39. The Norliss Tapes (1973) (DVD) - Another excellent TV horror film from Dan Curtis. This one's hook is that David Norliss, a writer who has set out to disprove the existence of the supernatural, comes to believe in it after witnessing strange things. Unfortunately, he disappears before finishing a book on the subject, leading his publisher to go looking for him. The publisher finds a pile of cassette tapes in Norliss's home, and as he listens to the first tape (we know this because it's clearly marked with a "1"), we see the story being narrated by Norliss. Essentially a remake of Curtis's The Night Stalker, The Norliss Tapes was also a pilot for a proposed series, but this one wasn't picked up. It's a shame, really, as the concept is interesting and Roy Thinnes, who plays Norliss, is always worth watching.

10/21/2013

40. Scanners II: The New Order (1991) (Streaming--Amazon Prime) - Needless continuation of David Cronenberg's Scanners offers up nothing new or unusual. In fact, if I didn't already know better, I'd swear that the film was an extended first episode of a TV series from the early '90s that appeared on the USA Network or TBS. It's a relatively painless way to spend almost two hours, but there's no really compelling reason to watch it, either. David Hewlett and several pairs of funky contact lenses star.

10/22/2013

41. The Devil's Carnival (2012) (Streaming--Netflix) - I now know, after watching this film, what I want to do if aliens invade the Earth and give mankind one hour to live--I want to watch this film, because even though it only runs 55 minutes, it feels more like 55 hours. I suppose that there are some things to appreciate on display here (I thought the lighting was particularly effective in parts), but overall, I hated every incredibly long minute of this film. If the songs had been any good, I might have liked it a bit more...but as musicals are my least-favorite genre and the songs in this one were instantly forgettable, I'd rather pass a kidney stone than sit through this swill again. If you like musicals, your mileage may vary.

42. Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967) (DVD) - Yes, this movie is stupid...but I saw it as a child and loved it, and I still have a great fondness for it. I see it as a beach party movie with country music and no beach. It's a sequel to Las Vegas Hillbillys, again with Ferlin Husky (an ersatz Frankie Avalon) and Don Bowman (an ersatz Jody McCrea) , but Joi Lansing (as an ersatz Annette Funicello) replaces Mamie Van Doren this go-round as Boots Malone. I'm pretty sure that they wanted to call the character Boobs Malone, but that wouldn't have quite flown yet in the mid '60s. I had a crush on Joi Lansing when I was 7 or 8, but looking at her in some shots in this film, with her husky voice and ample figure, brings to mind Divine in Hairspray. Hillbillys in a Haunted House also wastes the talents of Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr., and John Carradine. If you're a fan of traditional country music, you'll probably like it better than most people. For me, although I'm not a country music fan, Sonny James and Merle Haggard had the best songs, and Sonny James actually acquitted himself nicely as an actor as well. I don't expect anyone else to like it, and I'm okay with that.

10/23/2013

43. Blood Diner (1987) (DVD) - Sort of an homage of sorts to Blood Feast, Blood Diner tells the story of two brothers who, guided by the exhumed brain of their dead uncle, attempt to reincarnate the spirit of an ancient goddess. To do this, they have to first build a body out of the parts of various women, and then they've got to serve up a "blood buffet" for a bunch of folks. During the blood buffet, they've also got to have a virgin on hand, so that the reincarnated...you know what? This movie is worthless. Just skip it. You're not missing anything.

10/24/2013

44. Scream (1996) (DVD) - Scream was the first DVD I ever owned. It wasn't the first because it was my favorite movie; I'd never seen it before owning it. No, my brother gave it to me as a Christmas present--he had seen it in the theater and had thought it to be one of the scariest movies he'd ever seen, and when the DVD format came out, he thought that giving me a copy of a good horror movie would coerce me into buying a player. He was right. Every time I watch Scream, I like it more. My favorite moment this time around was Wes Craven's cameo, but there're SO many little homages in the film to horror movies from the past thirty-five years that I really can't imagine any true horror fan disliking it. My only real complaint is that Matthew Lillard should have dialed his performance down a LOT.

10/25/2013

45. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) (DVD) - This is one of my favorite horror films from the '30s. It's fast-paced, has great dialogue, and features Glenda Farrell. What's not to like? The early Technicolor just adds another dimension of strangeness to it.

46. Isle of the Dead (1945) (DVD) - Of the seven horror films that producer Val Lewton made for RKO in the '40s, this one gets my vote as being the one that's still most shiver-inducing today. While Cat People has plenty of classic moments, they're not really scary to me--they're tense, but not scary. Isle of the Dead, however, actually gets pretty creepy near the end. It's not my favorite Lewton film (Cat People still gets the nod for that), and it tends to drag in the middle, but I still like it a lot.

10/26/2013

47. Psycho III (1986) (DVD) - Anthony Perkins directs (for the first time) and stars, and does an admirable job of both. Even though it's a completely unnecessary sequel, Perkins manages to make it interesting and even wrings a little suspense out of a by-now very familiar character and setting. It's not particularly memorable, but it's certainly worth watching.

48. MST3K--Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1999/1985) (DVD) - Godawful dreck from Charles B. Pierce is a long way from the original The Legend of Boggy Creek or The Town That Dreaded Sundown; in fact, it's a long way from anything remotely resembling a good movie. Luckily, Mike and the 'bots make it almost tolerable. Almost.

49. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) (DVD) - Peter Cushing's third outing as Frankenstein for Hammer doesn't get a lot of love from fans, but I found it to be a solid entry in the series. The monster this time out reminds me somewhat of the robot in The Colossus of New York, which is not necessarily a good thing. Hammer seems to be aiming more towards the kiddie matinee crowd with this one, as the monster seems designed for pathos, there's not a lot of blood and/or spare body parts, and there's only one busty actress in sight.

50. Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001) (DVD) - The only thing revealed to me by this entry in the never-ending series is that the producers were completely out of good ideas. If blood-filled corn kernels and stalks sound scary to you, then by all means give this one a spin. Idiotic.

51. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) (DVD) - It's hard for me to believe that I'd never seen this film before...but I hadn't until tonight. The fourth entry in Universal's Frankenstein saga marks a huge dropoff in quality from the previous films, but it still has a good cast and makes the most of its short running time. Lon Jr. plays the monster for the first and last time; he'd play the Wolf Man in this film's direct sequel.

52. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) (DVD) - I first saw this film when I was somewhere around 12 years old. I loved it then, but I was lucky to have seen it on a (reasonably) big screen when our public library showed a 16mm print of it. These days, it's one of my least favorite Universal monster films--I find that it drags horribly for most of its running time, and they've shoehorned an awful song into the middle of it. And poor Bela! While it makes a certain amount of sense to have Lugosi playing the monster (as the monster does have Ygor's brain in its head, and Ygor was played by Lugosi), it's sad that his star had fallen so much that he was reduced to playing a part that he had turned down after Dracula.

53. The Mummy's Curse (1944) (DVD) - Fast-moving entry in the series (the last, in fact, if you don't count Abbott and Costello into the equation) is pretty much interchangeable with the other entries in the series. Luckily, The Mummy's Curse features TWO gorgeous brunettes as eye candy. The resurrection of Princess Ananka in this one is probably my favorite sequence out of the entire Universal horror cycle of the '40s (again, excepting Abbott and Costello). On the debit side, another lame song slows things to a crawl for two minutes or so. One of eight(!) films that Lon Jr. made in 1944.

10/27/2013

54. In Their Skin (2012) (DVD) - Decent-enough home invasion flick did everything right, yet my interest still flagged down the stretch. I don't really know what to pin the blame on--the performances were all fine, the cinematography was great, it resolved itself nicely...but it still didn't have the impact that I thought that it would. For me, the standout performance was given by Rachel Miner as Jane. Her character was fascinating. Overall, a pretty good film that just misses the mark.

55. High Tension (2003) (DVD) - Oh, but I loathed this film when I saw in in the theater, but my reaction to it seems to have mellowed a bit in the intervening years. For what it is, it's well-made, with some tremendously graphic mayhem courtesy of Giannetto De Rossi (Fulci's Zombie). The "twist" still bothers me, but on second viewing, when you know what's going to happen and don't have a first-viewing emotional stake in the characters, it's not as off-putting. I'm changing its recommendation from "avoid" to "worthwhile, but with major reservations."

10/28/2013

56. Grave Encounters (2011) (DVD) - Man, but I thought that this one was going to be a keeper! The first half of the film was absolutely wonderful--I was enjoying it more than I've enjoyed any film this challenge. And then it went off the rails. The last 20-25 minutes were bad, with the last 10 minutes particularly awful. If only Grave Encounters had lived up to its initial promise, it could have been something...it could have been a contender. As it is, it's half of a really good movie.

57. The Fog (1980) (DVD) - Too bad that The Fog came out in 1980; if it had come out only a year earlier, it might have had a fighting chance at becoming a classic. As it stands, it had the misfortune of coming out at the dawn of the slasher craze, and it was deemed too old-fashioned to fully compete in the marketplace (also see Ghost Story). I really can't count the number of times that I saw The Fog at my local drive-in, as it tended to play throughout most of 1980 and 1981 first as the main feature of double-features, then as the supporting feature for pretty much all of the Avco Embassy horror releases for those years. I'm pretty sure that I saw it double-featured with Phantasm, Fear No Evil, Prom Night, Scanners, and The Howling at one point or another. And that's okay, because it's my second-favorite John Carpenter film. I love the atmosphere, the score, and the fact that it IS a throwback to an old-fashioned ghostly revenge tale. I really do need to upgrade my DVD to a Blu-ray.

10/29/2013

58. Pontypool (2008) (Streaming--Netflix) - Interesting take on zombie films starts slowly but builds tension as it progresses. Pontypool is unusual for many reasons, including being set almost totally within a radio station and having a very novel way of transmitting the zombie virus. It's so nice to watch a film that shows that its creators have brains. There are also some really good performances on display, especially that from Stephen McHattie. While it's probably too cerebral for many horror fans, those willing to think a bit should find a lot to admire.

59. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) (DVD) - Another case of my having a DVD for a decade or more and just now getting around to watching it. The Challenge is good about making me catch up on some films. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie is a pretty good Night of the Living Dead ripoff that certainly doesn't skimp on the gore. I found it to have a rather nightmarish logic, with most of the action of the film happening between a few locations and the characters having to sort of rotate between them, always having to go back to a place that's no longer safe. I'd love to see this on the big screen from a well-used 35mm Don't Open the Window print--it might be the ultimate wallow in that creepy '70s Euro-horror vibe.

10/30/2013

60. The Possession (2012) (Blu-ray) - I really wasn't expecting to like this one as much as I did. Here are a few of the things that it had going against it: 1) It's a Ghost House Pictures production and, from my experience, those run either hot or cold, with the majority running cold (at least for me); 2) It's rated PG-13, which means that pretty much anything interesting was pre-eviscerated, thus making it not worth my time; and 3) The previews made it look pretty stupid. Luckily, I was wrong on all counts, and I found The Possession to be an engrossing, well-made, serious horror film. With Sam Raimi's name attached, I was very afraid that his penchant for Stoogeian (or is that Stoogian?) comedy would show up, but everything was played rather low-key for a change. This one's definitely one of the pleasanter surprises of this year's Challenge.

61. The Devil Rides Out (1968) (DVD) - Hammer film about devil worshipers seems to me to be much darker than any of their other films. The cult in this one is SO much more evil than those in such films as Kiss of the Vampire and The Satanic Rites of Dracula, which gives the film an added weight lacking from most of Hammer's 1960s output. Christopher Lee takes what would usually be the Peter Cushing role, while Charles Gray steps into the villain role that Christopher Lee would usually fill. It all works incredibly well, due in large part to the effective screenplay by Richard Matheson.

10/31/2013: Halloween

62. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Streaming--Netflix) - Along with The Princess Bride, this is one of the two films that everyone seems to love except me. I haven't been able to put my finger on why I don't like the film, because there are aspects of it that I admire greatly. I guess that it just doesn't gel into a worthwhile experience for me.

63. Ghostwatch (1992) (Bootleg--SH!!!) - A perfect film to watch on Halloween night, Ghostwatch purports to be a live investigation of a haunted house in England. It apparently caused such a panic from viewers thinking that it was real (a la Orson Welle's Mercury Theater broadcast of The War of the Worlds) that the BBC has refused to re-air it in the twenty years since it debuted. It's pretty great, but the "man in the street" interviewer is truly obnoxious. Deliciously scary.

31 Films Subset -- Complete!

Spoiler:
--- BONUS: Everybody - Any theatrical showing
-X- 09/30: Random.org - House (Hausu) (1977)
-X- 10/01: Bladz - Black Sabbath (1963)
-X- 10/02: Undeadcow - Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
-X- 10/03: arw6040 - The Reef (2010)
-X- 10/04: Darkgod - American Mary (2012)
-X- 10/05: islandclaws - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
-X- 10/06: terrycloth - The Lords of Salem (2012)
-X- 10/07: Mondo Kane - The Black Sleep (1956)
-X- 10/08: ororama - The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
-X- 10/09: Darth Maher - Shakma (1990)
-X- 10/10: J. Farley - Eyes of Fire (1983)
-X- 10/11: SterlingBen - Killer Tongue (1996)
-X- 10/12: alyxstarr - Severance (2006)
-X- 10/13: Dick Laurent - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
-X- 10/14: tarfrimmer - ParaNorman (2012)
-X- 10/15: rbrown498 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
-X- 10/16: Trevor - Jack Frost (1997)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Caller (2011)
-X- 10/18: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
-X- 10/19: Chad - John Dies at the End (2012)
-X- 10/20: Dimension X - Vampires in Havana (1985)
-X- 10/21: SethDLH - Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
-X- 10/22: Gobear - The Devil's Carnival (2012)
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - Blood Diner (1987)
-X- 10/24: shellebelle - Scream (1996)
-X- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
-X- 10/26: indiephantom - Psycho III (1986)
-X- 10/27: jacob_b - In Their Skin (2012)
-X- 10/28: clckworang - Grave Encounters (2011)
-X- 10/29: riotinmyskull - Pontypool (2008)
-X- 10/30: ntnon - The Possession (2012)
-X- 10/31: mrcellophane - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Theme Nights -- Complete!

Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) - Black Sabbath, X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
-X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies - Don't Go to Sleep, The Possessed (1977)
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror - The Reef, Creature from the Black Lagoon
-X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror - American Mary, Videodrome
-X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror - The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Black Water
-X- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack - The Lords of Salem, directed by Rob Zombie
-X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films - The Black Sleep
-X- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial - The Flesh and the Fiends, The Vampire Lovers
-X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors - Shakma, Captive Wild Woman, Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
-X- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns - Eyes of Fire, Dead Birds
-X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies - Killer Tongue, Hatchet
-X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation - Severance, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Attack of the Crab Monsters, The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl
-X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets - Trilogy of Terror, Bride of Chucky
-X- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror - ParaNorman
-X- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors - Let's Scare Jessica to Death
-X- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors - Jack Frost
-X- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors - The Caller
-X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films - Return of the Living Dead III
-X- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films - John Dies at the End, Killer Klowns from Outer Space
-X- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) - Vampires in Havana, The Return of the Vampire
-X- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP - Scanners II: The New Order
-X- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror - The Devil's Carnival, Hillbillys in a Haunted House
-X- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors - Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives - Blood Diner
-X- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers - Scream
-X- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films - Mystery of the Wax Museum, Isle of the Dead
-X- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel - Psycho III, MST3K--Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues, The Evil of Frankenstein, Children of the Corn: Revelation, The Ghost of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, The Mummy's Curse
-X- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror - In Their Skin, High Tension
-X- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Grave Encounters, The Fog (1980)
-X- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies - Pontypool, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
-X- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic - The Possession
-X- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related - The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghostwatch


The Checklist -- Complete!

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
-X- Angus Scrimm - John Dies at the End
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff - Black Sabbath
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
--- Brinke Stevens -
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- Dee Wallace - The Lords of Salem
--- Elisha Cook Jr. -
--- Elissa Dowling -
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - Mystery of the Wax Museum
-X- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell - The Vampire Lovers
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
--- Jefferey Combs -
--- Jessica Cameron -
-X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) - Trilogy of Terror
-X- Katherine Isabelle - American Mary
-X- Ray Milland - X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
--- Tina Krause -
-X- Tony Todd - Hatchet

Select 2 film composers:
--- Alan Howarth -
-X- Hans J. Salter - The Ghost of Frankenstein
-X- Marco Beltrami - Scream

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
-X- Brian Yuzna - Return of the Living Dead III
-X- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker - Trilogy of Terror
--- Dario Argento -
-X- Freddie Francis - The Evil of Frankenstein
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
-X- Mario Bava - Black Sabbath
--- Stuart Gordon -
--- Tobe Hooper -
-X- Wes Craven - Scream

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - The Fog (1980)
-X- Jack Pierce - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
-X- Joel Soisson - Children of the Corn: Revelation
-X- Val Lewton - Isle of the Dead

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) - Trilogy of Terror

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Creature from the Black Lagoon
-X- Anthology Film - Black Sabbath
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - High Tension
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
-X- Based on a Novel - John Dies at the End
-X- Cannibalism - Blood Diner
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - MST3K--Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Killer Tongue
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Videodrome
-X- Death by: Chainsaw - High Tension
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - Attack of the Crab Monsters
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
-X- Found Footage - Grave Encounters
-X- Frankenstein - The Ghost of Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Fog (1980)
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Black Water
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Children of the Corn: Revelation
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Bride of Chucky
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Possessed (1977)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Creature from the Black Lagoon
-X- Mummy - The Mummy's Curse
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Devil's Carnival
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - Killer Tongue
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Hatchet
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Pontypool (Valentine's Day)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Reef
-X- Vampire - The Vampire Lovers
-X- Werewolf - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Lords of Salem
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Hillbillys in a Haunted House
-X- Zombie - Let Sleeping Corpses Lie

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (DVD), (X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes).
-X- Second format, (Blu-ray 3D), (Creature from the Black Lagoon).
-X- Third format, (Netflix Streaming), (The Black Sleep).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (English), (X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl).
-X- Third language, (Spanish), (Vampires in Havana).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
-X- 1940 - Captive Wild Woman (1943)
-X- 1950 - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
-X- 1960 - Black Sabbath (1963)
-X- 1970 - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
-X- 1980 - Videodrome (1983)
-X- 1990 - Killer Tongue
-X- 2000 - Black Water (2007)
-X- 2010 - American Mary (2012)

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - Creature from the Black Lagoon
-X- PG - ParaNorman
-X- PG-13 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
-X- R - The Reef
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Hatchet
--- M
--- GP

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


This Year's Stats -- Final Tally


Goal: 75 Total Watched: 63

First Time Viewings: 45 (71%)

Formats Watched:

43 DVD – 68%
11 Streaming (YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime) – 18%
4 Blu-ray - 6%
4 DVD-R (from VHS, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Archive) - 6%
1 Bootleg DVD-R - 2%

Decades:

1930s: 3 (5%)
1940s: 6 (10%)
1950s: 4 (6%)
1960s: 6 (10%)
1970s: 7 (11%)
1980s: 8 (13%)
1990s: 8 (13%)
2000s: 10 (15%)
2010s: 11 (17%)

Longest Film Viewed: Scream (111 minutes)
Shortest Film Viewed: The Devil's Carnival (56 minutes)

New favorites: ParaNorman, Hatchet, The Possession

Would not miss if all copies were to join the Atari E.T. game in a desert pit: Shakma, Killer Tongue, Jack Frost, Scanners II: The New Order, The Devil's Carnival, Blood Diner

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread


Every movie I've watched so far (1148) :
Spoiler:
Aaah! Zombies!!
The Abandoned
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
The Abomination
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Absentia
The Addiction
Albino Farm
The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hide
Alice, Sweet Alice
A L I E N
All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos
Alligator
The Aligator People
Alone in the Dark (1982)
Alone in the Dark II
Altered
Alucarda
American Mary
The Amityville Curse
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Amityville II:The Possession
Amityville 3-D
Amusement
An American Haunting
An American Werewolf in London
...And Now the Screaming Starts!
The Ape
The Ape Man
Are You Scared?
Are You Scared 2
Art of the Devil
Assignment Terror
Aswang
Asylum
Asylum of Satan
At Midnight, I'll take your soul
Attack of the Crab Monsters
Attack of the Giant Leeches
Atrocious
Audition
August Underground's Mordum
Automaton Transfusion
Autopsy (2008)
Awakening of the Beast
Baby Blood
Baby Blues
The Baby's Room
Bachelor Party Massacre
Bad Biology
Baron Blood
Barracuda
Barrio Tales
The Bat
The Bat People
Bats
Basket Case
Bay of Blood
The Beach Girls and the Monster
Beast from Haunted Cave
Beast of Blood
The Beast of the Yellow Night
The Beast with a Million Eyes
The Beast Within
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
The Being
Believers (2007)
Below
Berserk
Beware
Beware! The Blob
Beyond Evil
Beyond Re-Animator
Beyond The Darkness
Beyond The Door
Big Bad Wolf
Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
Bitten
Black Belly of the Tarantula
Black Candles
The Black Cat (1934)
Black Devil Doll (2007)
Black Friday
Blackenstein
Black Magic (1975)
Black Mamba
The Black Pit of Dr. M
The Black Room
Black Sabbath
The Black Sleep
Black Sunday
Black Voodoo Exorcist
Blacula
The Blair Witch Project
A Blade in the Dark
Bled
The Bleeding
Blessed
The Body Snatcher
The Blob (1988)
Blood: The Last Vampire (live-action)
Blood and Black Lace
Blood and Lace
Blood and Roses
Blood Bath
Blood Diner
Blood Feast
Blood for Dracula
Blood Freak
Bloodlust!
Blood Oath
Blood of Dracula
Blood of Dracula's Castle
Blood Of The Mummy's Tomb
Blood of the Vampire
Bloodrayne: The Third Reich
Blood Sabbath
The Blood Spattered Bride
Blood Suckers
Blood Thirst
Bloodthirsty Butchers
Bloodlust:Subspeices II
Bloodsucking Freaks
Bloody Moon
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp
Bloody New Year
Bloody Pit of Horror
Bloody Reunion
Bloodwood Cannibals
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Boardinghouse
Body Melt
The Body Snatcher
Bones
Borderline Cult
A Bothered Conscience
The Boogens
The Boogeyman (1980)
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Brain Damage
Brain of Blood
The Brain Eaters
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
The Brainiac
BreadCrumbs
The Breed
Breeders
The Bride
Bride of Chucky
Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Re-Animator
Bride of the Gorilla
Bride of the Monster
Brides of Blood
The Brides of Dracula
The Brood
Brotherhood of Blood
The Brotherhood of Satan
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Director's Cut)
Brutal
The Brute Man
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror
Buried Alive (2007)
Buried Alive (1990)
The Burning
The Burrowers
The Butcher
Butchered
Cabin Fever
The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
A Cadaver Christmas
The Caller
The Call of Cthulhu
Caltiki, The Immortal Monster
Calvaire
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
Candyman: Day of the Dead
Cannibal Apocalypse
Cannibal Ferox
Cannibal Girls
Cannibal Holocaust
The Cape Canaveral Monsters
Captive Wild Woman
Captivity
Carrie
Carnival of Blood
Carnival of Sinners
Carnival of Souls (Original)
Carver
Castle Freak
The Cat Creeps (1946)
Cat Girl
Cat in the Brain
Cat People (1942)
Catacombs
Cathy's Curse
The Cell
Cemetary Man
Chamber of Horrors
The Changeling
Le Chaudron Infernal
Chernobyl Diaries
Cheerleader Camp
Cheerleader Massacre
The Child
The Children (1980)
The Children (2008)
Children of the Corn
Children of the Corn: The Gathering
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return
Children of the Corn: Genesis
Children of the Damned
Child's Play
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 3
Chopping Mall
Christine
C.H.U.D.
The Church
Circle
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Club Dread
The Collector
Color Me Blood Red
The Comedy of Terrors
The Company of Wolves
The Conjuring
The Corpse Grinders
Corridors of Blood
Corruption
Count Dracula
Countess Dracula
The Crater Lake Monster
The Crawling Eye
Crazy Eights
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Creature from the Haunted Sea
Creature Unknown
The Creature Walks Among Us
Creature with the Atom Brain
The Cremator
Creep (2004)
The Creeping Terror
Creepshow 2
Critters
Critters 2
Cronos
Cry of the Banshee
Cry of the Werewolf
Crypt of Dark Secrets
Crypt of the Living Dead
Curse of the Aztec Mummy
The Curse of the Cat People
Curse of the Crimson Altar
Curse of the Faceless Man
The Curse of Frankenstein
Curse of the Fly
Curse of the Headless Horseman
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Cursed
Damien:Omen II
Dance of the Dead
Daughter of Horror
Daughters of Satan
Darkness (2002)
Dark Fields
Dark Floors
Dark House
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
The Dark Power
Dark Ride
Dark Town
Dark Water
Dark Water (Remake)
Dark Wolf
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (Remake)
Dawn of the Mummy
Daughters of Darkness
The Day of the Beast
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead (Remake)
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium
The Day of the Triffids
Day the World Ended
Decadent Evil
Dead & Breakfast
Dead Alive
Dead Birds
Dead End (2003)
Deadgirl
Deadly Blessing
The Deadly Spawn
Dead of Night (1945)
Dead Silence
Dead Snow
The Dead Zone
Demented
The Demoniacs
Demonic Toys
Deranged
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
Death by Dialogue
Death Carries a Cane
The Death Curse of Tartu
Death Factory
Death Smiles on a Murderer
Death Weekend
Deathdream
Delirium (1987)
Deep Red
Deep Rising
Demons 2
The Dentist
The Descent
Desert of Blood
Detention (2010)
Devil
The Devil Bat
Devil Bat's Daughter
The Devil-Doll
Devil Hunter
Devil Times Five
The Devil Within Her
The Devil's Backbone
The Devil's Bride
The Devil's Carnival
The Devil's Hand
Devil's Nightmare
Devil's Playground
Devil's Plaything
The Devil's Rain
The Devil's Rejects
The Devil's Rock
The Devil's Wedding Night
The Devils
Devils of Darkness
Diabolique (1955)
Diary of the Dead
Die, Monster, Die!
Dire Wolf
Dismal
The Doctor and the Devils
Doctor Blood's Coffin
Doctor Gore
Doctor X
Doghouse
Dolls
Dolly Dearest
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Don't Go in the House
Don't Go in the Woods
Don't Go In The Woods (2010)
Don't Look in the Basement!
Don't Look Now
The Dorm That Dripped Blood
Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Cyclops
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1907)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde
Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Dr. Renault's Secret
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1979)
Dracula (1931) (Spanish version)
Dracula A.D. 1972
Dracula Blows His Cool
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Dracula,The Dirty Old Man
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein
Dracula vs Frankenstein
Dracula's Daughter
Dreamaniac
The Driller Killer
Drive-In Massacre
The Dunwich Horror
Dying Breed
Eaten Alive (1976)
Ebola Syndrome
El vampiro
The Eerie Midnight Horror Show
Embrace of the Vampire
The Entity
Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
Escape from Tomorrow
Eternal Evil
Evil Bong
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Evil Dead Trap
Evil Eye
The Evil of Frankenstein
Evil Spawn
Evil Toons
Evilspeak
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Exorcist The Beginning
The Exorcist-version you've never seen
The Exorcist III
The Eye (Original)
The Eye (2008)
The Eye 2
Eyeball
Eyes Without a Face
The Faculty
The Fall of the House of Usher
Faust: Love of the Damned
The Fearless Vampire Killers
Feast
Fido
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 5
The Final Destination
The First Power
5ive Girls
Flavia The Heretic
The Flesh and Blood Show
The Flesh and the Fiends
Flesh for Frankenstein
Flesh for the Beast
The Fog (1980)
The Food of the Gods
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake
The Fourth Kind
The Fly (1986)
Frailty
Frankenfish
Frankenstein (1910)
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1981/Anime)
Frankenstein 80
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
The Frankenstein Syndrome
Frankenstein's Bloody Terror
Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
Frankenstein's Daughter
Frayed
Freaks
Freddy Vs Jason
The French Sex Murders
Frenzy
Friday The 13th (Original)
Friday The 13th Part 2
Friday The 13th Part 3
Friday The 13th Part IV-The Final Chapter
Friday The 13th Part V-A New Beginning
Friday The 13th Part VI-Jason Lives
Friday The 13th Part VII-The New Blood
Friday The 13th Part VIII-Jason Takes Manhattan
The Frighteners
Fright Night
Fright Night Part 2
Frightmare
Frogs
From Beyond
From Beyond the Grave
From Dusk 'til Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
From Hell
Frontier(s)
Frozen
Full Eclipse
The Funhouse
Funny Games (Remake)
The Fury of the Wolfman
Ganja & Hess
Garden of the Dead
The Gate
The Ghastly Ones
The Ghost (1963)
The Ghost Breakers
Ghost Photos
The Ghost Ship (1943)
Ghost Ship (2002)
Ghost Ships of the Blind Dead
Ghost Story (1981)
Ghosts of Mars
The Ghoul (1933)
Ghoulies II
Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College
Giallo
The Giant Claw
The Giant Gila Monster
Ginger Snaps
Ginger Snaps II:Unleashed
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Girls Gone Dead
Gnaw
God Told Me To
Gojira
Godzilla Raids Again
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
The Golem
Gothic
Gozu
Graduation Day
Graveyard Shift (1987)
Grindhouse (3-Hour Theatrical Cut)
The Grudge
The Gruesome Twosome
The Guardian
Guinea Pig-Mermaid in a manhole
Gutterballs
Hands of a Stranger
Hands of the Ripper
Hatchet
Hatchet II
Hatchet for the Honeymoon
Halloween
Halloween (2007)
Halloween II
Halloween II (2009)
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers
Halloween V:The Revenge of Michael Myers
Halloween VI-The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Halloween: Resurrection
Hallucinations in a Deranged Mind
The Hand (1981)
The Hands of Orlac (1924)
Hard Rock Zombies
The Haunted Castle (1921)
The Haunted Strangler
Haute Tension
He Knows You're Alone
The Hearse
Heartstopper
Hell of the Living Dead
Hell Night
Hellgate
Hellbound:Hellraiser 2
Hellraiser
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hellraiser: Bloodline
Hellraiser-Inferno
Hellraiser-Hellseeker
Hellraiser:Hellworld
Hell's Ground
The Hideous Sun Demon
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985)
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
The Hollow
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
Homicidal
The Horde
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock
Horror Express
Horror Hotel
Horror House (1969)
Horror Island
Horror of Dracula
The Horror of Frankenstein
Horror Rises from the Tomb
Horsemen
Hospital Massacre
Hostel
Hostel: Part II
Hostel: Part III
House by the Cemetary
House of Dracula
House of Evil
House of Frankenstein
House of Horrors
House of the Long Shadows
House of 9
House of 1000 Corpses
House of The Devil
The House of the Devil (1896)
House of the Dead
House of Usher
House of Wax (Original)
House of Wax (2005)
House of Whipcord
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
The House on Sorority Row
The House That Dripped Blood
How to Make a Monster
The Howling
Howling II: ...Your Sister Is a Werewolf
The Howling: Reborn
The Human Centipede II
The Human Monster
Humanoids of the Deep
Humongous
The Hunger
I Am Omega
I Bury The Living
I Dismember Mama
I Drink Your Blood
I Eat Your Skin
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Saw What You Did (1965)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
I Spit on Your Grave (Original)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I vampiri
I Walked With a Zombie
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
I'll Never Die Alone
Idle Hands
Igor and the Lunatics
Ils (Them)
Images in a Convent
In a Dark Place
In the Mouth of Madness
The Incredible Melting Man
Incubus (1965)
Infection
Inferno
The Inheritance
The Innkeepers
Inquisition
Inseminoid
Insidious
Intermedio
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Invisible Agent
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man's Revenge
The Invisible Ray
Island of Fury
Island of Lost Souls
The Invisible Ghost
The Innocents
Isolation
Isle of the Dead
It!
It Came from Outer Space
It Lives Again
It's Alive! (1969)
It's Alive!
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
Jack Frost
Jason Goes to Hell
Jason X
Jaws 2
Jennifer
Jennifer's Body
eepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers 2
John Carpenter's Vampires
John Dies at the End
Jungle Holocaust
Jungle Woman
Just Before Dawn
Kids Go to the Woods... Kids Get Dead
Kill! Baby Kill!
Killdozer
Kill Katie Malone
The Killer Must Kill Again
Killer's Moon
King of the Zombies
The Kiss
Konga
The Kiss of the Vampire
Lady Frankenstein
The Lady and The Monster
Laid to Rest
The Lair of the White Worm
Lake Placid
Land of the Dead
The Last Broadcast
The Last Exorcism
The Last Horror Film
The Last House on Dead End Street
Last House on the Beach
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on The Left (2009)
The Last Man on Earth
The Last Resort
Last Rites
The Last Winter
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
The Legend of Boggy Creek
The Legend of Hell House
The Legend of Sorrow Creek
Legend of the Werewolf
Legion
The Leopard Man
Leprechaun
Leprechaun 2
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Let Me In
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Lifeforce
Lisa and The Devil
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
The Living Corpse
Living Dead Girl
London After Midnight (Re-construction)
The Long Island Cannibal Massacre
Lord of Illusions
The Lords of Salem
The Lost Boys
Lost Boys: The Tribe
Lost Boys:Thirst
The Loved Ones
Lovely Molly
Lucifera-The Devil's Lover
Macabre (1980)
Mad Love (1935)
The Mad Monster
Mad Monster Party?
Madman
Magic
The Maid
Malιfique
Mama
Maniac (2012)
Man Made Monster
The Man They Could Not Hang
The Man Who Changed His Mind
The Manitou
Mansion of the Living Dead
The Manster
Mardi Gras Massacre
Mark of the Devil
Mark of the Vampire
Martyrs
Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary
Mask Maker
The Masque of the Red Death
The Maze (1953)
The Mephisto Waltz
Meridian
Mesa of Lost Women
Messiah of Evil
Microwave Massacre
The Midnight Meat Train
Midnight Movie
Mighty Peking Man
Mill of the Stone Women
The Mist
The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll
The Mothman Prophecies
Mimic 3-Sentinel
Miner's Massacre
Monster A Go-Go
The Monster Walks
Monsters Crash the Pajama Party
The Monster Maker
The Monster of Piedras Blancas
Monstrosity
Motel Hell
Mother's Day (2010)
Mother's Day Massacre
The Mountain of the Cannibal God
Mr. Sardonicus
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy (1959)
The Mummy's Curse
The Mummy's Hand
The Mummy's Shroud
The Mummy's Tomb
Murder by the Clock
Murder Party
Murder-Set-Pieces
Murders in the Zoo
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Mustang Sally
Mutant Girls Squad
Mutants
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Mystery of the Wax Museum
Naked Massacre
The Naked Witch (1961)
The Nameless
Necronomicon: Book of Dead
Nekromantik
Near Dark
Neon Maniacs
The Nesting
New Year's Evil
The New York Ripper
Nightbeast
Nightbreed
Night Creatures
The Night Evelyn Came out of Her Grave
Night Fright
Night Monster
Night of Bloody Horror
Night of the Blood Beast
Night of the Creeps
Night of Death
Night of the Demon (1980)
Night of the Demons (2010)
Night of the Demons (1988)
Night of the Lepus
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Night of the Living Dead 3D
Night of the Scarecrow
The Night of the Sorcerers
Night of Terror
Night School
A Night to Dismember
Night Train Murders
Night Train to Terror
Nightmare (1964)
Nightmare (2005)
Nightmare Castle
Nightmare in Blood
Nightmare Man
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2-Freddy's Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3-Dream Warrriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4-Dream Master
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5-Dream Child
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Nightmares Come At Night
Nightmares in a Damaged Brain
976-EVIL
No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker
Nosferatu (1922)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Not Like Us
Nude for Satan
The Nude Vampire
The Nun
The Oblong Box
Offspring
The Old Dark House
The Omen (Original)
Open Water
Open Water 2
100 Tears
One-Eyed Monster
Open House
Orca
The Other
Otis
Pacific Rim
Panic Beats
Paranoiac
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
Peeping Tom
Perfect Creature
The Perfume of the Lady in Black
Phantasm
Phantasm II
Phantasm IV-Oblivion
The Phantom Carriage
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Phantoms
Phenomena
Philosophy of a Knife
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Pieces
Pig Hunt
Pin
Piranha (1978)
The Pit
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
The Plague of the Zombies
Plankton
Pontypool
Popcorn
Possession
The Possession of David O'Reilly
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
The Presence
Premonition
Primal
Prime Evil
The Prowler
Premature Burial
Premutos
Prince of Darkness
Prometheus
Prom Night
Prom Night (Remake)
The Prophecy (1995)
Psych:9
Psyched by the 4D Witch
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1998)
Psycho 2
Psycho 3
Psychosis
Pulse (2001)
The Pumpkin Karver
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings
Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud
Puppetmaster
Puppet Master II
Puzzle
Python
The Pyx
Quarantine
Quatermass and the Pit
Queen of Blood
Queen of the Damned
R-Point
Rabid
Race with the Devil
The Rage
The Rape of the Vampire
Rattlers
The Raven (1935)
The Raven (Remake)
Raw Meat
Razorback
Reborn
[Rec]
[Rec] ²
[REC]³ Gιnesis
Re-Animator
Red Hook
The Red Spectre
The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
Redneck Zombies
The Reef
Repo! The Genetic Opera
The Reptile
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Extinction
Rest Stop
Return of Dracula
Return of the Ape Man
Return of the Evil Dead
Return of the Fly
Return of the Living Dead
Return of the Living Dead Part III
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis
Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave
Return of the Vampire
The Revenant
The Revenge of Dr. X
The Revenge of Frankenstein
Revenge in the House of Usher
The Revenge of the Living Dead Girls
Revenge of the Zombies
Revolt of the Zombies
The Rig
Ringu
Rise: Blood Hunter
The Rite
Road Kill (2010)
Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound
Route 666
The Ruins
Saint Nick
Salvage
Satan's Little Helper
Satan's Mistress
Satan's Slave
Satanic
Satanis: The Devil's Mass
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Satanico Pandemoniun
Sauna
Savage Country
Saw
Saw 2
Saw 3
Saw 4
Saw 5
Saw VI
The Serpent and The Rainbow
Severance
Seventh Moon
Sex Medusa
The Scarlet Claw
Scars of Dracula
Scrapbook
Scream 3
Scream 4
Scream and scream again
Scream Bloody Murder
Screamtime
Screaming Dead
The Screaming Skull
Seizure
The Sentinel
Shakma
Shaun of the Dead
The Shuttered Room
She-Wolf of London
Shiver of the Vampires
Shivers
Sick Nurses
The Silence of the Lambs
Silent Scream (2005)
Silent Night
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silver Bullet
Simon, King of the Witches
Sinful
Sinister
The Skeleton Crew
Skeleton Key
The Skeptic
The Skull
Slaughter
Slaughter High
Slaughter Hotel
Slaughter of the Vampires
Slaughtered Vomit Dolls
The Slayer
Sleepaway Camp 2:Unhappy Campers
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
A Slit-Mouthed Woman
Slither
Smash Cut
Snake Island
The Snake People
Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
The Snow Creature
Snowtown
Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Sorority House Massacre
Sound of Horror
Southern Gothic
Spider Baby
Society
Someone's Knocking at the Door
Son of Frankenstein
Son of Dr. Jekyll
Son of Ingagi
Spawn of the Slithis
Species III
Species: The Awakening
Squirm
Stacy
Stag Night
Staunton Hill
The Stendhal Syndrome
Stephen King's It
Stigmata
Sting of Death
Strait-Jacket
The Strangers (2008)
Strangeland
Strangler of the Swamp
Street Trash
Strip Nude For Your Killer
Student Bodies
The Stuff
Sublime
Subspeices
Succubus
Suck
Sugar Hill (1974)
Survival of the Dead
Suspiria
Sutures
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Original)
A Tale of Two Sisters
Tales of Terror (1962)
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood
Tarantula
Taste The Blood of Dracula
Teenage Zombies
Teeth
The Telling
The Tenant
Terror (1978)
Terror of Frankenstein
Terror on Tape
Terror in the Aisles
Terror Train
Terror Trap (2010)
TerrorVision
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Texas Chainsaw Massacre-The Beginning
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Remake)
Theater of Blood
The Thing (1982)
The Thing That Couldn't Die
There's Nothing Out There
Thinner
Thirst (1979)
13 Ghosts (1960)
30 Days of Night
The Tingler
2001 Maniacs
To All a Goodnight
Tokyo Gore Police
The Tomb (1986)
The Tomb (2009)
The Tomb of Ligeia
Tombs of the Blind Dead
Tormented (1960)
The Toolbox Murders (2004)
Tooth and Nail
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism
Torture Garden
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Tower of London (1963)
Tragic Ceremony
Trailer Park of Terror
Transylmania
Trauma
Tremors
Triangle
Trick R Treat
Trilogy of Terror
TrollHunter
The Tripper
Turistas
The Twilight People
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
The Unborn
Undead
The Undertaker and His Pals
The Undying Monster
The Unholy
Uninvited (1988)
The Uninvited (2008)
The Unanamable
The Unseen
The Untold Story
3 Extremes II
UrotsukidΓ΄ji-Legend of the Overfiend
Uzumaki
Vamp
The Vampire (1957)
The Vampire Bat
The Vampire's Ghost
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl
Vampires (2010)
Vampires: Los Muertos
Vampyr
The Vault of Horror
Vegas Vampires
Venom (1981)
Venom (2002)
V/H/S
Village of the Damned (1960)
A Virgin Among the Living Dead
The Virgin of Nuremberg
Voodoo Island
Voodoo Man
Voodoo Woman
The Walking Dead (1936)
The War of the Gargantuas
The Ward
The Wasp Woman
Watch me when I kill
Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory
Werewolf in a Women's Prison
Werewolf of London
Werewolf Woman
The Werewolf's Shadow
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Who Can Kill a Child?
Who Saw Her Die?
White Zombie
The Wicker Tree
Wild Country
Willard (2003)
Wishcraft
Wishmaster
Wishmaster 2
Wishmaster 3
Witchboard
The Wizard of Gore (2007)
Wolf
Wolf Blood
Wolf Creek
Wolfen
Wolf Girl
The Wolfman
The Wolf Man
The Woman
The Woman in Black
The Woods
Wreckage
Wrong Turn
Zombie Honeymoon
Zombie Women of Satan
Zombie 2
Zombie Strippers!
Zombies on Broadway
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!
Zontar: The Thing from Venus


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--- Bruce Campbell -From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (x)
--- Bradford Dillman -Monstrosity (x)
--- Brinke Stevens -Cheerleader Massacre (x)
--- Dwight Frye -Dracula (x)
--- Dee Wallace -The Lords of Salem (x)
--- Elisha Cook Jr. -Messiah of Evil (x)
--- Elissa Dowling -Borderline Cult (x)
--- Edward Van Sloan -Dracula (x)
--- Ingrid Pitt -Sound of Horror (x)
--- Ivan Rassimov -Eaten Alive (x)
--- Jefferey Combs -I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (x)
--- Jessica Cameron -Silent Night (x)
--- Karen Black (R.I.P.) -The Pyx (x)
--- Katherine Isabelle -American Mary (x)
--- Ray Milland - Frogs (x)
--- Tina Krause -Blood Oath (x)
--- Tony Todd -Candyman: Day of the Dead(x)

Select 2 film composers:
--- Hans J. Salter -The Invisible Man's Revenge (x)
--- Marco Beltrami -Warm Bodies (x)

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon - The Food of the Gods (x)
--- Brian Yuzna - Faust: Love of the Damned (x)
--- Pete Walker -House of the Long Shadows (x)
--- Dario Argento - The Stendhal Syndrome (x)
--- Freddie Francis -The Doctor and the Devils (x)
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll (x)
--- Mario Bava -Black Sunday (x)
--- Stuart Gordon -King of the Ants (x)
--- Tobe Hooper - Lifeforce (x)
--- Wes Craven -The Last House on the Left (x)

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
Rob Bottin -Deep Rising (x)
John Chambers -Embryo (x)

Select 2 producers:
--- Joel Soisson -Children of the Corn: Genesis (x)
--- Val Lewton -Ghost Ship (x)

Select 1 writer:
--- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -The Last Man on Earth (x)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -Night of the Living Dead 3D (x)
--- Anthology Film - Barrio Tales (x)
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -The Perfume of the Lady in Black (x)
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -The Slayer (x)
--- Based on a Novel - Thinner (x)
--- Cannibalism - The Hills Have Eyes II (x)
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -Bride of Re-Animator (x)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -Bloodlust! (x)
--- Comedy / Spoof -A Cadaver Christmas (x)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Carnival of Souls (x)
--- Death by: Chainsaw - Puzzle (x)
--- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory -Elvira's Movie Macabre - Devil's Wedding Night (x)
--- Documentary - Room 237 (x)
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -Leprechaun 4: In Space (x)
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -From Dusk Til Dawn, Texas Blood Money, The Hangman's Daughter (x)
--- Film and its Remake -Dracula (1931),Dracula (Horror of) (x)
--- Found Footage -Paranormal Activity 2 (x)
--- Frankenstein -The Bride (x)
--- Ghost / Haunting -The Presence (x)
--- Giallo -Puzzle (x)
--- J-Horror -Mutant Girls Squad (x)
--- Killer / Evil Animal - Bats (x)
--- Killer / Evil Child -Children of the Damned (x)
--- Killer / Evil Doll -Dolly Dearest (x)
--- Made-for-TV Movie -Snowbeast (x)
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -Pacific Rim (x)
--- Mummy -Curse of the Aztec Mummy (x)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror -Hard Rock Zombies (x)
--- Nation of Origin: Spain - The Nun (x)
--- Nazi - Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (x)
--- Psychological -Escape from Tomorrow (x)
--- Rape / Revenge -I Spit On Your Grave 2 (x)
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Silent Night (x)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Critters 2 (Easter) (x)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Reef (x)
--- Vampire -Bled (x)
--- Werewolf -Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (x)
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -Stigmata (x)
--- With Commentary - Witchboard (x)
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -House of the Long Shadows (x)
--- Zombie -Zombies Vs. Strippers (x)

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, (insert format), (insert title). DVD, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (x)
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title). DVR, Silent Hill (x)
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title). Blu Ray, Crystal Lake Memories (x)

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title). French, Baby Blood (x)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title). Japanese, Mutant Girls Squad (x)
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title). Urdu, Hell's Ground (x)

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1920 -The Fall of the House of Usher (x)
--- 1940 -Invisible Agent (x)
--- 1950 -The Thing That Couldn't Die (x)
--- 1970 -Embryo (x)
--- 1980 -The Being (x)
--- 1990 -Plankton (x)
--- 2000 -Dead Silence (x)
--- 2010 -Chernobyl Diaries (x)

Select 4 ratings:
--- PG -Hotel Transylvania (x)
--- PG-13 -The Woman in Black (x)
--- R -Wishcraft (x)
--- GP - The Brotherhood of Satan(x)


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


1TV=First-time viewing

1st
Extras:
The Crimson Ghost-Chapter 1: Atomic Peril
Creating monsters, world premier footage ( Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer)
(1TV)1. (La chute de la maison Usher) The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) TV/Youtube
(1TV)2. Chernobyl Diaries (2012) DVR
(1TV)3. Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999) DVR
(1TV)4. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) VOD
(1TV)5. Critters 2 (1988) (Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) DVR
(1TV)6. Monstrosity (1963) (Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) TV/Youtube
(1TV)7. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) DVD
54 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 2 dead dogs, 1 dead fox, 1 dead rabbit, 1 prank, 4 hallucinations, 1 nightmare sequence, 2 traumatic flashbacks, 1 un-cooperative van, 1 Freddy Kreuger cameo/1 Robert Englund performance (Not in the same movie), 1 Dia De Los Muertos party, Gratuitous cat-growling
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2nd
Extras:
La Cabina (Dir. Antonio Mercero)
(1TV)8. The Hills Have Eyes II (2007) DVR
(1TV)9. The Presence (2010) DVR
(1TV)10. Messiah of Evil (1973) TV/Youtube
(1TV)11. Snowbeast (1977) Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies DVD
(1TV)12. The Last Resort (2009) VOD
38 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 1 dead rat, 1 dead bear, 2 dead birds, 2 origin stories, 1 winter carnival
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3rd
Extras:
2011 Haunted House Prop Car Scare Vid (Hellmouth 4)
(1TV)13. Curse of the Aztec Mummy (1957) TV/Youtube
(1TV)14. Bled (2009) VOD
(1TV)15. The Reef(2010) Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror (Subset Pick) DVR
(1TV)16. The Nun (2005) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)17. Silent Night (2012) VOD
34 dead bodies, 2 breasts, 1 dead turtle, 3 false alarms, 2 nightmare sequences, 1 Aztec sacrifice, 1 unmasked "Angel", 1 prank, 1 epilogue, 1 traumatic flashback, 3 Silent Night, Deadly Night nods
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4th
Extras:
John Waters on Vincent Price (TCM)
Bill Hader's intros & outros for Carnival of Souls and Night of the Living Dead (TCM)

(1TV)18. Baby Blood (1990) Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror DVD
(1TV)19. The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958) DVR
(1TV)20. Faust: Love of the Damned (2000) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)21. Barrio Tales (2012) DVR
22. Carnival of Souls (1962) TV
(1TV)23. American Mary (2012) (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)24. Plankton (aka Creatures From The Abyss) (1994) DVD
101 dead bodies, 18 breasts...Plus 2 human-doll breasts, 1 dead cheetah, 2 nightmare sequences, 2 pranks, 2 hallucinations/traumatic flashbacks, 1 ancient-times flashback, 1 satanic orgy, 1 fantasy stripdance, Gratuitous organ-playing, 1 talking hallway, 1 talking bathroom, 1 talking self-destruction device
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5th
Extras:
Cinemassacre's Sequel-A-Thon (Dracula-Hammer series)
(1TV)25. I Still Know What Your Breasts Did Last Summer(1998) VOD
(1TV)26. Lifeforce (1985) VOD
(1TV)27. Snowtown (2011)) Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror Netflix-Instant
28. From Dusk 'til Dawn (1996) DVD
(1TV)29. Sound of Horror (1966) youtube
78 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 1 dead dog, 4 dead kangaroos, 2 nightmare sequences, 1 dead phone-line, 1 un-cooperative truck, 4 false alarms, 1 karoke performance, 1 hot Soledad Miranda dance, 1 HOTTER Salma Hayek dance
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6th
Extras:
Curse of Frankenstein (Cinemassacre)
(1TV)30. The Lords of Salem (2012) A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack (Subset Pick) PPV
(1TV)31. Hotel Transylvania (2012) DVR
(1TV)32. Circle (2010) DVR
33. Frogs (1972) DVD
(1TV)34. The Being (1983) youtube
(1TV)35. The Woman in Black (2012) DVR
66 dead bodies, 26 breasts, 4 dead frogs, 4 dead snakes, 1 dead aligator, 1 dead hawk, 1 dead lizard, 1 dead cat, 9 false alarms, 3 nightmare sequences, 1 dream sequence, 1 dead phone-line, 1 no-phone-service zone, 1 witch sabbath, 1 (Extremely trippy) Satan birth, 4 musical performances, 1 stab-at-Twilight, 1 cop-who-talks-to-himself-outloud, 1 faux epilogue
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7th
Extras:
Revenge of Frankenstein (Cinemassacre)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre-The Shocking Truth
(1TV)36. Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2010) DVR
(1TV)37. Bats (1999) DVR
38. The Black Sleep (1958) Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)39. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) DVD
(1TV)40. Wishcraft (2002) DVR
(1TV)41. Invisible Agent (1942) DVD
105 dead bodies, 10 breasts, 2 Nightmare sequences, 1 un-cooperative truck, 1 masseuse lesbian love scene(!)
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8th
Extras:
Evil of Frankenstein (Cinemassacre)
(1TV)42. Dead Silence (2007) DVR
(1TV)43. ...And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973) The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial youtube
(1TV)44. Silent Hill (2006) DVR
(1TV)45. Room 237 (2012) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)46. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) DVD
(1TV)47. Blood Oath (2007) youtube
40 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 3 origin stories, 5 hallucinations, 1 false alarm, 1 prank
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9th
Extras:
Franenstein Created Woman (Cinemassacre)
48. Witchboard (1986) DVD
(1TV)49. Shakma (1990) The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)50. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) VOD
(1TV)51. Zombies Vs. Strippers (2012) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)52. The Pyx (1973) youtube
62 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 7 false alarms, 1 prank, 4 hallucinations, 1 drug-induced vision, 1 zombie lapdance, 1 musical interlude, gratuitous gregorian chipmunk chanting
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10th
Extras:
Franenstein Must Be Destroyed (Cinemassacre)
53. Dracula (1931) CPU/DVD (W/ Rolfe/Matei commentary)
(1TV)54. Hostel: Part III (2011) DVR
(1TV)55. Thinner (1996) DVR
(1TV)56. From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) DVR
(1TV)57. The Burrowers (2008) Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns DVD
70 dead bodies, 21 breasts, 2 dead horses, 2 false alarms, 1 nightmare sequence, 1 movie-within-a-movie sequence
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11th
Extras:
Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell (Cinemassacre)
Bill Hader's intros & outros for Horror of Dracula
(1TV)58. Borderline Cult (2007) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)59. A Cadaver Christmas (2011) Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies DVR
(1TV)60. Embryo (1976) youtube
61. Horror of Dracula (1958) DVD
(1TV)62. King of the Ants (2003) (Wildcard)
52 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 dead fetus, 1 false alarm, 3 torture-induced hallucinations, gratuitous on-camera confessions
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12th
(1TV)63. The American Scream (2012) DVR
(1TV)64. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation VOD
(1TV)65. The Doctor and the Devils (1985) youtube
(1TV)66. Puzzle (1974) youtube
(1TV)67. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013)
69 dead bodies, 7 breasts, 1 dead dog, 2 dead roosters, 1 traumatic flashback, 1 amnesia-induced flashback, gratuitous slo-mo/sped-up action
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13th
Extras:
Walking Dead-30 days without a accident
(1TV)68. Deep Rising (1998) DVR
(1TV)69. Warm Bodies (2013) DVR
(1TV)70. The Ghost Breakers (1940) youtube
(1TV)71. Mutant Girls Squad (2010) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)72. Satanic (2006) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)73. Dolly Dearest (1991) Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets youtube
120 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 5 nightmare sequences, 5 false alarms, 3 (Brain-eating-induced) flashbacks, gratuitous arterial sprays, gratuitous exploding heads
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14th
74. The Last Man on Earth (1964) DVD
(1TV)75. ParaNorman (2012) Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)76. Cheerleader Massacre (2003) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)77. Stigmata (1999) DVR
(1TV)78. The Twilight People (1972) youtube
(1TV)79. Children of the Damned (1964) DVD
65 dead bodies, 12 breasts, 2 dead dogs, 1 broken-down van, 1 dead phone-line, 1 movie-within-a-movie-sequence, 1 catfight between a panther-woman and a dog-woman
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15th
Extras:
Sleepy Hollow-John Doe
(1TV)80. House of Evil (1968) youtube
(1TV)81. Leprechaun 2 (1994) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)82. The Child (1977) youtube
(1TV)83. Dark Fields (2009) Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors DVR
(1TV)84. Hell's Ground (2007) DVD
38 dead bodies, 6 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 dead cat, 2 false alarms, 1 broken down van, 1 no-phone-reception zone, 1 Halloween "party", gratuitous Mondo Macabro product placement
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16th
(1TV)85. The Slayer (1982) youtube
(1TV)86. The Snow Creature (1954) Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors youtube
(1TV)87. Terror Trap (2010) DVR
(1TV)88. Razorback (1984youtube
24 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 1 dead kangaroo, 1 dead dog, 1 dead pig, 1 dead boar, 1 nightmare sequence, 1 false alarm, 2 broken-down cars, 1 no-phone-reception zone, 2 (heat-exhausted) hallucinations
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17th
(1TV)89. The Caller (2011) When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)90. Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996) DVR
(1TV)91. Escape from Tomorrow (2013) youtube
(1TV)92. The Amityville Curse (1989) VOD
13 dead bodies, 3 breasts, 1 dead rat, 6 nightmare sequences, 1-nightmare-within-a-nightmare, 2 mindfuks
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18th
(1TV)93. Garden of the Dead (1972) youtube
(1TV)94. House of the Long Shadows (1983) VOD
(1TV)95. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999) DVR
(1TV)96. Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films youtube
(1TV)97. The Food of the Gods (1976) DVD
67 dead bodies, 7 faked deaths, 22 breasts, 1 dead shark, 3 hallucinations, 1 post-credits sequence
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19th
(1TV)98. Hard Rock Zombies (1985) youtube
(1TV)99. John Dies at the End (2012) BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)100. Bloodlust! (1961) youtube
(1TV)101. Pacific Rim (2013) PPV
(1TV)102. Mama (2013 HBO
47 dead bodies, 17 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 dead tarantula, 1 animated sequence, 5 musical performances by "The Walking Dead", 2 false alarms, 1 (Failed) virgin sacrifice, 1 origin flashback
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20th
(1TV)103. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005) DVD
(1TV)104. Vampires in Havana (1985) Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)105. Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998) VOD
(1TV)106. The Bride (1985) VOD
(1TV)107. The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll (1964) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)108. The Devil's Wedding Night (1973) DVD
59 dead bodies, 14 breasts, 1 dead snake, 1 false alarm, 1 broken-down car, 1 dream-sequence, 1 black mass ritual
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21st
(1TV)109. Jennifer(1978) Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP youtube
(1TV)110. The Creeping Terror (1964) youtube
(1TV)111. I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) PPV
(1TV)112. Bride of Re-Animator (1989) DVD
39 dead bodies, 8 breasts, 1 dead cat, 1 dead bat, 1 dead Iguana, 1 dead dog, 1 false alarm, 1 cheesy title song, 1 disco ball, gratuitous narration
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22nd
(1TV)113. Blood Sabbath (1972) youtube
(1TV)114. The Devil's Carnival (2012) Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror (Subset Pick) Netflix-Instant
(1TV)115. Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
(1TV)116. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)
15 dead bodies, 18 breasts, 1 false alarm, 3 Nam flashbacks, 2 soul sacrifices, 7 musical performances, 1 mariachi performance, 1 broken-down car, 2 dark visions, 1 dream sequence, 1 dance from a marine cyborg-in-drag
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23rd
Extras:
Walking Dead-Infected
117. Nude for Satan (1973)
(1TV)118. Blood Diner (1987) Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors - Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives (Subset Pick) youtube
(1TV)119. The Crater Lake Monster (1977) youtube
48 dead bodies, 31 breasts, 1 dead bull, 2 flashback sequences, 2 club performances, 1 dance orgy, 1 pro-wrestling match, gratuitous fantasy hallucinating, gratuitous nazism
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24th
(1TV)120. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) youtube
(1TV)121. The Revenant (2009) DVR
(1TV)122. Last Rites (1980) youtube
(1TV)123. Otis (2008) DVD
(1TV)124. He Knows You're Alone (1980) They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers youtube
51 dead bodies, 7 breasts, 3 false alarms, 2 traumatic flashbacks, 1 drag race, 1 prom mockup, 1 movie-within-a-movie
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25th
125. Eaten Alive (1980) youtube
(1TV)126. The Nameless (1999) Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films Netflix-Instant
(1TV)127. The Conjuring (2013) PPV
(1TV)128. The Body Snatcher (1944) DVD w/ commentary
35 dead bodies, 14 breasts, 1 (Real) dead crocodile, 1 (Real) dead monkey, 1 (Real) dead snake, 1 (Real) dead komodo dragon, 1 dead dog, 1 dead pigeon, 3 nightmare sequences
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26th
(1TV)129. Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) DVD
(1TV)130. Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1991) Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel VOD
(1TV)131. Maniac (2012) Netflix-Instant
26 dead bodies, 22 breasts, 1 non-existent phone-line, 1 frat party, 1 panty raid, 3 migrane-attacks
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27th
Extras:
Toy Story of Terror
Walking Dead-Isolation

(1TV)132. Nightmare in Blood (1977) DVD
(1TV)133. Catacombs (2007) VOD
(1TV)134. Funny Games U.S. (2007) Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror youtube
(1TV)134. Altered (2006) DVR
(1TV)135. The Ghost Ship (1943) DVD
25 dead bodies, 10 breasts, 1 dead dog, 1 dead moth (Yes, even a fuss was made about a moth) 3 false alarms, 1 underground rave, 1 rewind-sequence
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28th
(1TV)136. There's Nothing Out There (1991) youtube
(1TV)137. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost DVD
(1TV)138. Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) DVR
139. The Last House on the Left (1972) DVD
(1TV)140. Snake Island (2002) Netflix-Instant
33 dead bodies, 21 breasts, 1 dead bird, 9 false alarms, 3 nightmare sequences, 1 broken down (Police) car, 1 broken down boat, 1 broken down jeep, 1 broken down radio, 1 dancing snake
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29th
(1TV)141. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies DVD
(1TV)142. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) DVR
(1TV)143. The Loved Ones (2009) DVD
(1TV)144. Zombie Women of Satan (2009) youtube
98 dead bodies, 38 breasts, 1 dead dog, 4 false alarms, 1 Halloween rave, 1 musical performance
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30th
145. Alucarda (1975) Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic DVD
(1TV)146. Girls Gone Dead (2012) DVR
(1TV)147. The Abomination (1986) youtube
(1TV)148. Killer's Moon (1978) Netflix-Instant
149. Black Sunday (1960) Netflix-Instant
34 dead bodies, 29 breasts, 1 dead cat, 1 legless dog, 1 cat-tail removal, 2 nightmare sequences, 1 satanic orgy, 1 pool party, gratuitous screaming
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31st
Extras:
American Experience-War of the Worlds
150. Halloween VI-The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related DVD
(1TV)151. The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) youtube
(1TV)152. Hospital Massacre (1982) youtube
(1TV)153. Hands of the Ripper (1971) MGMHD
(1TV)154. Saw VI (2009) DVR
37 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 3 false alarms, 3 traumatic flashbacks, 1 prank
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LIST FINALIZED

141 first-time viewings
13 re-watches
11 subset viewings
1643 dead bodies
414 breasts

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

List Finalized
Stats for Chad
Spoiler:
Total: 120 (118 movies + 2 blocks of tv)
FTV: 114 (95%)

Decades viewed:
1930's: 1
1940's: 1
1950's: 10
1960's: 7
1970's: 7
1980's: 15
1990's: 4
2000's: 9
2010's: 63

Media viewed:
Theatrical: 1
Streaming: 61
DVD: 43
Blu-ray: 15





I don't really have any goals this year. It's kind of a minor miracle I feel like even doing it but I'm going to try my best.
If this list is behind at times, I update my Letterboxd profile religiously.


Challenge '05: 16, Challenge '06: MIA, Challenge '07: 53, Challenge '08: 41, Challenge '09: 100, Challenge '10: 66, Challenge '11: 110, Challenge '12: 15
Personal Goal for 2013: Any would be a good start

WARNING: Spoilers for films may follow in the descriptions and tallies.
= First Time Viewing
VHS
DVD
Blu
Streaming

Theatrical

WARNING!!!!! FILM TALLIES MAY CONTAIN FORMS OF SPOILERS IN THE NUMBERS!!!!!!!!!!

September 30th Dusk Hours:

1. Lords of Salem (2013) - Easily, the finest thing Rob Zombie's done. It captures the feel of fall quite well with its oppressive lighting and cold atmosphere. And a successful use of dream-logic is right in my personal wheelhouse so it got me easily with that.
countless strands of filth in Sheri Moon's hair, 7 actresses that could have kept their clothes on, 7 roasted witches, 1 by frying pan
Grade: B
"Have you come here to stick your nosy cock inside her head and fuck her brain, Mr. Matthias?"

October 1st:

2. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) - Quite in line with the first, but the effects are a little better. It alternates between well executed fright scares before delving into cheeseball territory. One thing that hurts this one more than the other is the lack of likeable characters in this one. Just about everyone's a douche in some way here and lack the charisma the characters had in the first.
1 thermal fart, 1 thrown through window, 1 ghostly head crushing, 1 electrocute, 1 rat eaten, 1 strangling, 1 lobotomy, 1 cut throat, 1 by wormhole, 1 bludgeoning
Grade: C
"Give me the fucking tape!"

3. Citadel (2012) - Due to personal events, the first section of the movie was quite unsettling. Putting that aside, the movie was quite a tense watch with some unique ideas within. The film loses some steam towards the end when the basic gist is revealed but it's still a recommend.
1 by unidentified infection, 3 by beatings, 1 throat cut
Grade: B-
"If you don't want to get dead, hold my hand."

4. The Apparition (2012) - I'd give this zero stars since it defeats the entire ground rule of a movie that comes before anything else: entertainment. Absolutely nothing happens, the boredom becoming so overwhelming that you actually feel anger. However, after watching so much Ulli Lommel and DV tape horror, I know what a true zero star movie is so it gets some points for being able to function. Special mention to the music score: it ruins anything else that could be a positive. It's not a bad one by itself but it's woefully out of place and cheesy in this.
Unrealistic Street Fighter 4 match, 1 dead cactus, 2 by disappearing into the wall, 1 into darkness, 1 dead pooch, blankie attack, 1 by...old man hands?
Grade: D-
"Your house killed my dog."

5. Bait (2012) - You'd think the basic premise of sharks in a flooded supermarket would make for a fun cheesy ride, but the movie plays it pretty serious. Consequently, the movie's not that special. It's entertaining but it's the same kind of trying-to-get-out situation that you see in a lot of movies like this.
5 shark attacks, a shark that's got vert, 1 propeller to the face, 1 crushed by store shelves, various tsunami casualties, 1 drowning, 1 shotgunned shark, 1 tasered shark, 1 bird chomp
Grade: C
"Yeah I see it, but I'm keeping it a secret from you because I want you to be surprised."

6. The Bay (2012) - A nice refreshing take on found footage, this was actually quite gripping. Though the ending doesn't seem as climatic as it should, it still paints a very vivid picture of something that's not completely out of the possibility.
a whole lot of chicken shit, 2 pulled underwater, various mutilated bodies, 1 detached leg, 2 by gunshot, 2 by isopod, 2 by burrowing
Grade: B-
"A small town. Let's try to keep this in perspective."

7. The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue (2013) - A small quirky horror-comedy about two idiot landlords dealing with a mole man in their basement. I admire the effort on what was obviously a low-budget and it's frequently funny in a chuckle way, never quite at the laugh out loud level though. It's fun enough but probably not that memorable.
pooch thefts, bait provided by the humane society, 1 by mole man, 1 shovel beating
Grade: C
"My foot and your ass are getting married."

8. Black Sabbath (1963) - I had looked forward to finally seeing this after many years of hearing about it, and while I liked it, I didn't find myself loving it as much as others. Bava still has a wonderful style, so much so that when it cuts to on-location exteriors it's cut jarring as he had no control over the lighting. The stories themselves weren't terribly great which is the only real fault. The last one especially wasn't terribly interesting other than the look of the old lady.
2 strangled, 1 knife, corpse abuse, 1 shot pooch, 5 by wurdulak, 1 stabbing, the most famous PAs in horror history
Grade: B
"Can't I fondle my own grandson?"

October 2nd:


9. Blood Diner (1987) - How do you even describe this? It's sheer abstract lunacy. So deranged that I loved it. It's been a long time since I laughed so constantly throughout a movie.
five million year old cheap jewelry, 15 gun, 1 shovel, googly eyes a poppin,' 1 grave robbed, dubbing abuse, nude aerobics massacre, 1 by cucaracha, 1 deep fried decapitation, 1 cleaved, finger food, 1 by car, 1 by stalactite, 2 detached arms, 1 head blown, 1 head chomped, lots of appendage chomping
Grade: B+
"Ran out of goddamn tampons."

10. Dark Touch (2013) - Kind of not sure what they wanted with this. It goes in various directions trying to make it look one way then go back on that another. Sometimes you're supposed pity the girl, sometimes hate her. It was decently made, but very muddled.
1 by screws, 1 impaled, 1 smothered, 6 by fire, school room crusher, doll party inferno
Grade: C-
"Are you giving me a goodnight kiss?"

11. The Last Exorcism 2 (2013) - I didn't find this nearly as awful as people made it out to be. It is fairly by-the-numbers so maybe it just felt too rote for most. It's a slow burn that's not big on originality, but Ashley Bell is a very good actress and I really liked the final 15 minutes or so.
1 thrown through window, 3 by demon somehow, 1 cut throat, 5 by fire, chicken-fried main street
Grade: C
"Are you from a cult in the woods or something?"

12. Intruders (2011) - Accomplishes what the flailing Mama attempted to do earlier this year much more successfully. It's still not top-notch, but there are moments that are quite effective and the mystery is more intriguing than your usual "ol' Mrs. Crowley needs to be put to rest derp de derp de doo."
basketball inferno, 1 by falling, hoodie beating
Grade: B-
"Monsters are cowards. You stand up to them, they run away."


13. Don't Go To Sleep (1982) - While the majority of the movie is Haunted Movie 101, it has a meanness to it that sets it apart from the feel-good sort of ending you'd expect. And for a tv movie has some real pathos and excellent camera work.
someone call Midnight Oil because the bed's burning, flying lizard, 1 by falling, 1 electrocuted, 1 lizard-induced heart attack, 1 car explosion
Grade: C
"If I want to have two martinis or ten martinis, that is my business, ya dig?"

October 3rd:


14. The Lost Coast Tapes (2012) - A good example of how to do found footage wrong. All of the characters are douchebags and nothing happens for almost the entire movie. the acting was decent even if they were assholes and there were a few good ideas, but it's mostly just padding.
1 pulled through window, 5 by "bigfoot" stomping
Grade: D
"It's not a bigfoot!"

15. Kill List (2011) - The rest of the world seems to love this, but I felt that it in no way earned what happens in the final third. It feels like it's there just for the hell of it with no reasoning behind, when even the most obtuse Lynch films feel like they're justified. Everything before then was actually wonderfully done and worked as an engrossing crime drama.
12 by gun, 1 rabbit dinner out of spite, digits smashed, 1 by hammer, 1 wall smash, 1 hanging, 1 beating, 2 by knife
Grade: C-
"It's a cat, it can't take the piss."

16. The Hole (2009) - If I had been a kid when I saw this for the first time, it probably would have been a favorite while growing up. It doesn't quite work as well for the first time as a 30 year old cynic, but I certainly do admire the quality and fun within.
1 Cartman lost to the void, 1 doll into a fan, 1 by falling
Grade: B-
"You've got a gateway to hell under your house, and that is really cool."


17. The Loved Ones (2009) - While it certainly had a sense of humor and an original tone, it did just feel like another torture porn movie which brought it down some. The side stories were pretty much pointless other than having a reason to cut away and then return to another set-up for another torture sequence.
2 by car, 1 pooch, drill attack, 1 eaten by People Under the Stairs rejects, 1 cleaved, 1 smothered, 4 hammer
Grade: C+
"Is it finger lickin' good?"

18. Hotel Transylvania (2012) - Pretty much par for the course for animated movies. It's entertaining enough but nothing uproarious. Not much else I can say.
1 frankenfart
Grade: C-
"That's kinda racist."

19. The Reef (2010) - A bunch of people floating. That's after 40 minutes of watching them enjoy themselves yachting. Yeah, not a lot to keep my interest here.
1 turtle floater, 1 by detached leg, 2 by shark, 1 by who the fuck knows
Grade: D
"Something's following us."

October 4th:


20. Absence (2013) - A lot of this is what you'd expect from the average found footage movie, like an hour of not much happening and then the quick, blunt ending that doesn't provide answers but works on a scare level or two. But I did want to commend the movie for making the characters actually likeable not just bickering douchebags. It seems like most found footage movies seem to think that a winning formula is having all of the characters be assholes and then have them bicker for 70 minutes. Having decent human beings for your leads makes having to sit through basically home movies so much more palatable.
1 fetus-napping, 1 by falling, 2 by a "presence"
Grade: C+
"They won't let me go home."

21. Bloody Homecoming (2013) - This could be easily dismissed as another low-budget slasher with a cliche story and amateur hour acting, but all those descriptives could apply to many of the mid-tier slashers from the 80's boom we talk about today. In that respect, it accomplishes the feel of those stalk n kill flicks but with a modern-day tween sheen to it. It's not a good movie, but if you've been a horror fan for decades, it'll feel familiar and might get a kick out of it. You've certainly seen worse.
1 smoked, 6 by spike, eye trauma, 1 smothered by popped balloon, 1 throat cut, head in the clink, 1 squished by bleachers
Grade: C
"You sure know about that; s-s-suckin'."

22. Cathy's Curse (1977) - Just...insane. No one behaves like a human being dictated by logic and common sense. So, obviously it's hilarious to watch.
2 by car, 1 by falling, 1 pooch, 1 by face melting...? No fucking idea.
Grade: C
"Old bitch. Fat whore. Fat dried up whore."

23. Dead Men Walk (1943) - Rather pedestrian little vampire tale that echoes many of the films from the time. Even though it's not terribly notable, it's still fun enough for a watch.
1 turned vamp, 1 clubbed, 3 by fire
Grade: C-
"Master! Master!"

24. American Mary (2012) - One of the few movies that reminds me of how fun it is to make movies. A simple story but one told with a surprising amount of pathos. Christ knows how fratboy of a movie someone like Eli Roth could have turned this into. A wonderful performance holds everything together.
1 sutured turkey, 1 clubbing, 1 taser, 1 stabbing, 1 chomped neck, body mods galore
Grade: A-
"I'm changing specialties, Dr. Grant."

25. Boggy Creek (2011) - It's not a remake, just some shitty movie made by amateurs trying to use the name to get people to watch. Well, it worked, and I was bored out of my mind. Garbage.
2 by bigfootedness, 1 heart ripped, 1 carcass cooking on the car, 1 throat ripped, 4 dames claimed as bigfoot's wife...watch the new season of Big Love this summer on HBO - Big Foot? Big Problems!
Grade: F+
Didn't bother noting any quotes for this thing.

October 5th:


26. Horror of Dracula (1958) - Finally caught this and was surprised how much I liked it. Even going in knowing the Dracula story pretty well, they changed a few plot points to make it feel somewhat new. While it was a slow move, which was expected, when there is action it's quite thrilling, especially the very end.
3 vamp bites, 2 stakings, 1 slapped Gerda, 1 discarded coach man, 1 into dust
Grade: B+
"There, you look like a teddy bear."

27. Phantom of the Opera (1925) - Even though silent films don't usually hold up that well watching today, I quite enjoyed this. In fact, out of the Opera adaptations I've seen (Schumacher's, Hammer's, and Argento's being the others), this is my favorite. The sets are incredible and the make up is great as well. Actually very entertaining.
chandelier dropped, 1 hanging, 2 drowned
Grade: B+
It's...a silent movie.

28. Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) - So pedestrian it hurts. There is literally nothing here you haven't seen before, and better. It's actually hard to think of anything to say about it other than how hokey the last third gets.
bug vomit, 1 implied taxidermy from within, 1 flashback of a guy getting stuffed
Grade: D
"Like the...underground railroad?"

29. Detention (2012) - A fever dream of post-ironic Heathers-esque writing and the appearance of After Effects losing its mind. I was in a chaotic rapture watching this. Highly entertaining.
1 cut throat then shoved out window, 1 exploding dog, 1 detached arm, 7 by knife, 1 shoe inside organs, 1 by ceiling fan, 1 axe, 1 beheaded, 1 exploded, 1 burnt to ash, 1 by stuffed bear bite
Grade: A-
"First place goes to the drunk slut who screwed the dead mascot in 1992."

30. The Awakening (2012) - A solid traditional British ghost film that rises a little higher thanks to Rachel Hall and the inclusion of early century ghost hunting techniques. While it may feel overly familiar, it's worth it all towards the end.
Grade: B+
3 by gun, 1 clubbing, 1 by poison
"I'm sure some of them even believe in God."

31. Apartment 143 (2012) - Fairly middling found footage. Not horrible but nothing new either. Some decent scenes make it worth watching along with its short running time.
Grade: C
mostly just a big hissy fit, holy shit it's Fred from Roseanne
"I just want to know how we moved into a haunted house."

October 6th:


32. Red: Werewolf Hunter (2010) - I'm actually what you could call a "fan" of Syfy Channel movies. I get a kick out of them and don't have any pretensions over what they are while just hoping for some monster mash. This, though, is fucking boring. I could barely make it through with even the will to live. I don't know if I just wasn't mentally up for it or it legitimately is the most boring movie that's ever hit Syfy Saturday nights.
I made it to 2 by werewolves and 3 dead werewolves before I stopped giving a shit to keep track of anything
Grade: D-
There is absolutely nothing that comes through anyone's mouth in this that warrants any sort of quote.

33. The Tall Man (2012) - Bordering on whether it actually is horror or not, the movie barely makes it, I think. It is a nice surprise with twists that feel organic and don't beat you over the head trying to make you understand it. However, I didn't feel that emotionally attached to it, which could be from the twists.
1 execution
Grade: C
"...and we continue to let the children grow up broken and lost, just like their parents."

October 7th:


34. The Innkeepers (2012) - While I enjoyed the main characters a great deal, the rest of the movie is quite derivative. It feels so familiar that nothing really has an effect, and I get that West was going for a traditional ghost story but it just didn't feel special. But it at least was entertaining thanks to the two leads.
1 cut wrists, 1 asthma attack
Grade: C
"They want to live."

35. Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - I'm honestly surprised that I've gone so long without seeing the original. This was flatout hilarious, with so many "what the hell?" off the cuff one-liners that you'd think it was an improv-based movie with Seth Rogen.
1 by train, 1 by tooth drill...I think?, 3 eaten
Grade: A
"It grows like a cold sore from the lip."

36. Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012) - Another year, another garbage film carrying the title on it's back. Just trifling trash. It'd be nice if for the challenge one year, there wasn't another one of these released.
8 by zombie, piss on zombie, 2 clubbed zombies, 3 by gun, 1 torn apart and run over by hoodies, 1 in childbirth
Grade: F
Me to this movie: "Fuck you."

37. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) - Fairly middling 50's creature feature, hitting all the base points. The only real difference here is how fast it all goes, barely making it to the 60 minute mark. When the creature does show up, it's quite fun. Also has some surprising violence.
1 decapitated by crab, 1 in airplane crash, 1 detached hand, 2 by crab, 1 stoned crab, 1 electrocuted crab and 1 electrocuted man
Grade: C
"Once they were men. Now they are land crabs."

October 8th:


38. Dead Talk Back (MST3K Version) (1957) - Apparently, this wasn't released until 1993 when it was found in an editing bay. And it probably should have stayed there but at least Mystery Science Theater makes it watchable. Literally, almost nothing happens for over an hour. Just a lot of yammering about being able to talk to the dead and whatnot. It has a 1.6 on IMDB which is the lowest I've seen in a long time, though I know I've seen worse.
1 by crossbow
Grade: D
"Shut up, you potentate of righteousness!"

39. The Bates Haunting (2012) - Another cookie cutter slasher that hits the requisite points but is not too memorable, save for maybe the baffling appearances by Bam Magera and Ryan Dunn. I guess it's a slasher movie infomercial for a real haunted house attraction. Some over the top kills work with the awful acting and dialog written by a 12 year old makes for a surreal tone.
1 by fire, 2 by harvester, 1 cut in pieces, 3 by gun, 1 cut throat, 1 beheading, 1 knife
Grade: D+
"Rubber prop, bitch!"

40. Lovely Molly (2012) - Not the most overt horror but still manages to be quite effective at times. A horror movie look at drug addiction and abuse. The real highlight is the acting, especially Gretchen Lodge, which overshadows even the story.
1 kiss from hell, deer abuse, 2 by screwdriver, 1 body found
Grade: C-
"Do you like my panties?"

October 9th:


41. The Road (2011) - A ghost tale from the Philippines. It uses a unique approach where it's patterned after an anthology split into three parts, but the segments are connected in that they explain more of the background of the one before it. While this works well, with each segment being able to function as its own short film, it dulls the scares with each explanation, but that's something most ghost films have problems with when they start going into the mystery aspects. However, that first segment is genuinely frightening.
2 by gun, 1 in car accident, 1 scared to death, 1 by fire, 1 by head trauma, 1 hanging, 1 strangled, 1 corpse by unknown causes
Grade: C+
"Mama's getting mad."

42. April Fool's Day (2008) - Shit sandwich.
1 by falling, 1 drowning, 1 electrocute, 1 run over by value wagon, 1 cut throat, 1 found corpse, 1 gun
Grade: F+
"That bullet could have easily been for me!" Too bad it wasn't.

43. You Can't Kill Stephen King (2013) - Sometimes amusing, but more often just trifling. It's another amateur hour slasher using Stephen King references as a hook. But then it uses the most obscure King elements possible just because it'd be easier to film. Baffling.
1 by hammer, 1 cut throat, 1 by falling, 1 by sand, 1 by knife
Grade: D+
"Soul fist!"

44. Konga (1961) - A pretty fun movie that somehow evolves from a mad scientist/gorilla murdering tag team into a ripoff of King Kong. Michael Gough gets to be a manic creepy old man.
2 snapped necks, 1 by falling, 1 thrown by giant monkey, 1 presumable being eaten by plant
Grade: C+
"Margaret, I can't stand hysterics. Especially in the morning."

45. Yongary (1967) - A Korean kaiju that hits all the checkpoints and is quite fun, including a giant monster dance break. Yongary himself seems almost as though he's on a tour or Korea for the first time based on how lethargic his sightseeing is.
I'm assuming some people got smashed by the monster
Grade: C+
"He's pretty big, eh?"

46. Not of This Earth (1957) - A very fun basement-budgeted alien on earth flick. There's a lot of really fun ideas here with a couple of effective moments. And then you get flying umbrella monster. Dick Miller shows up in a small role but fun.
1 drained of blood, 1 by dog blood, plane crash, 1 car off road, 1 by umbrella monster, a couple of other unseen
Grade: B-
"A fiend. The most diabolical kind."

October 10th: 31st Birthday!


47. War of the Satellites (1958) - Just barely scraping by with horror elements thanks to re-animated corpses and alien threats, this is a decent little suspense movie. A lot of political aspects about an alien invasion which was interesting, and Dick Miller plays the lead hero for once.
1 by car crash, 2 by sci-fi guns
Grade: C
"I was born a human, and I'll die one before I'll join a race that kills innocent people for abstract ideas!"

October 11th:


48. Scarecrow (2013) - One of the more capable Syfy movies. It still finds itself losing interest as the last half plays out, but I liked the design of the monster and it feels like a movie set in October so it feels fitting enough.
2 heads crushed, 1 stabbed in neck, 2 ripped by scarecrow, 1 by fire, 1 scarecrow up through the ass, 1 into a thresher, 2 impaled
Grade: C
"You see what you brought here?"

49. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) - Though it's feels fairly similar to many genre films of the period, it's still quite engaging even though you can pretty much tell how it'll go upon starting it up. The dialog's hilarious.
slip'n'slide corpse robbing, 1 fall into wax, some found corpses
Grade: B-
"You mean he was colored?"

50. Bryan Loves You (2008) - A found footage look at a small-town cult. This starts out decently with a few moments feeling creepy, then most of the movie has the main character in a nuthouse at which point the movie feels like watching paint dry.
1 supposed suicide, a lot of masks
Grade: D
"Do you fucking love Him?"

51. Killer Tongue (1996) - At first this was a lot of fun, but it soon feels like it's just spinning its wheels with weirdness waiting for it to resolve itself. Inventive but it needed some more meat in it.
3 by tongue, hot tongue action, 1 cut wrist, 10 by exploding, 1 tongue through the balls, 1 decapitation, the worst diaper training video
Grade: D+
"I hate fuchsia."

52. I Bury the Living (1958) - I was expecting another half-decent typical film of the period but instead I found this quite engrossing and had me tense at times. There's some stilted acting but other than that, this has been one of my favorite discoveries so far this year.
1 cerebral hemorrhage, 1...something
Grade: A-
"It's possible for some people to have things inside them that make other things happen."

53. Devil Times Five (1974) - Very entertaining with a lot of fun characters. The sense of humor goes far with this one. Though for a movie about killer children, it's not very scary or tense at all.
2 in car crash, 1 by extremely to the point of comically prolonged beating, 1 hanging, 1 axe, 1 drowning/piranha combo, 1 stabbing, 1 by fire, 1 spear, 1 cut throat
Grade: B
"Look what you did to my beautiful face!"

October 12th:


54. Stitches (2012) - This feels like the comical slasher movies of the 90's where all the kills are made for jokes. It's entertaining and some of the kills are just so absurd, they're hilarious.
1 stabbed in the head, 1 cock ripped off, 1 cat beating, 1 decapitation by boot, 1 brain scooped, 1 umbrella through the eye, 1 head ballooned, high heel through throat, guts puppet
Grade: C+
"There's a hare in your throat."

55. Bloody Moon (1981) - Much more lucid than I had expected. It actually comes close to being a standard slasher, and then you get incest and little boys being run over then you know you're back in euro-horror country.
1 scissors, 1 by fire, 1 knife through nipple, snake decapitation, 1 decapitation by saw, 1 run over, 1 needle in the neck, 1 hedgetrimmed, 1 clamped
Grade: C+
"This is sort of perverted, isn't it?"

56. The Frankenstein Theory (2013) - A found footage where literally nothing happens until the last four minutes which is too often the case. At least this one is entertaining up through the end thanks to fun actors.
4 by bigfoo- er...Frankenstein, 1 speech that desperately wants to emulate the Quint story in Jaws
Grade: D+
"I was chillin' with Frankenstein, man!"

October 13th:


57. The Chilling (1989) - Plodding barely competent movie about cryo-zombies. It has Linda Blair and Dan Haggerty putting in for a paycheck and running from zombies wrapped in tinfoil. As bad as it was, I can tell this is something I would have watched a lot as a kid.
1 cut throat, 2 by gun, 2 detached hands, 4 by cryo-zombies, 1 decapitation by sword, 1 impaled, 1 by forklift, 1 frozen
Grade: D
"Die, you green bag of snot."

58. Roadkill (2011) - This is a good example on how Syfy movies can wear out their welcome. Generic story with a badly designed monster along with a plodding final half. No real sense of fun.
7 by giant turkey, 2 by gun, 2 hit by RV, 1 explosion
Grade: D
"Aye, now give me the trinket."

59. Child's Play (1988)- Don't know if I can even expound on how good or bad this movie is anymore, I've seen it so many time. But it's still a lot of fun, I can say. The new blu-ray looked great.
1 by falling, 1 explosion, 1 electrocuted, 1 by knife
Grade: B+
"Ugly doll."

October 14th:


60. Hatchet 3 (2013) - About a thousand times better than part 2, but still manages to match part 1 in being a middling fun diversion. These movies aren't really anything special other than to see dumb shit and over the top kills for 80 minutes a piece. At least Danielle Harris kept her eyebrow down in this one.
1 chainsaw in half, 1 paddled head explosion, 1 axed head, 6 ripped apart by Crowley, 1 harpoon, 3 by hatchet, 1 booted, 1 ripped in half, 1 by rocket, 1 gutted, 1 by alligator, 1 drowned in mud, detached arms and legs, 2 decapitations, 1 melted by ashes
Grade: C
"I knew I should have gone on the swamp tour"

61. Nothing Left to Fear (2013) - A generic story made even more boring by nothing happening for what feels like forever. There's a fine line between atmosphere and boredom and this movie was stuck on one side of that line. Going for a CGI version of Sadako didn't help any.
1 wrist cut, some people turn into dust or something, who gives a shit
Grade: D
"Has the choice been made?"

October 15th:


62. X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes (1963) - Manages to turn what sounds like would be a pretty cut and dry scenario into something that feels unsettling. The final few minutes are quite effective.
X-ray surgery, 1 by falling, eyes plucked
Grade: B
"My dear doctor, I'm closing in on the gods."

63. Hard Ride to Hell (2010) - This feels like a Syfy movie, though I don't believe it ever showed up there. It's decent, feeling like a sort of wanna-be exploitation devil worshiping movie. Still there's moments that are hokey and not very engaging so that diminishes it.
5 by straight-up biting, detached arm, 1 dragged along the road, 1 beating, 3 by chainsaw, 2 by knife, 1 by amulet, 1 by demon baby
Grade: C
"Let's go. This whore's puta is not strong enough."


October 16th:


64. Bonnie & Clyde Vs. Dracula (2011) - As a horror movie and representing its title, this doesn't do too good a job. The Dracula and two criminals are kept apart for the majority of the movie. Only in the last 20 minutes do they cross paths. But that doesn't mean the movie isn't good. While on a very low-budget, this manages to convey the period well and Tiffany Shepis has a much meatier role than usual, getting to convey actual emotions instead of nudity with a smirk, though that's there too.
9 by gun, 2 by razor, 3 vampire bites
Grade: C+
"It's just too much weird for one day, baby."

65. The Haunting of Whaley House (2012) - After a bunch of boring "haunted" movies released by The Asylum, this surprisingly was at least fun. It has a sense of humor that allows for several funny beats. When the ghosts do attack, it's quite bloody which is unusual for the genre. The very end moments reminded me of Hellraiser. It's...it's not bad.
1 by car, 1 self-imposed axe, 1 by stairs, 1 strangled, 1 stabbed by chair, 1 mangled arm, 1 decap, 1 pulled into ghost realm, 1 found dead
Grade: C
"This place is haunted as FUCK!"

66. Hallow's Eve (2013) - The second movie of the challenge to be set at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride. This one at least has some recognizable starlets and laughably over the top kills set inside another generic slasher. There's a few good bits of humor as well.
1 beating, 2 knife, 1 impaled, 1 drill to the eye, 1 chainsaw, 1 axe, 1 gun, 1 machete, 1 cut throat
Grade: C-
"If anything happens to her, I'm gonna smash your ass and smoke it."

67. Silent Night Deadly Night (1984) - Yeah, it's funny out of awfulness at times, but for the most part, just kind of boring. Goes through the motions without any rhyme or reason other to have a Santa Claus killing people. I didn't feel much connection to it, but it could have been because of having seen Part 2 and years of people talking about it.
4 by gun, 1 cut throat, 1 choked by lights, 1 knife, 1 by arrow, 1 by rack of antlers, 1 out window, 2 by axe
Grade: D+
"Punish!"

October 17th:


68. Silent Night Deadly Night 3 (1989) - I guess this shows that even if these movies do try to have something resembling a storyline, it's no less boring. This feels very lethargic. Even Bill Mosely with a fishbowl for a head couldn't keep my interest.
1 rockin' permed power mullet, 1 stabbed by IV, 1 scalpel, 1 decapitation, some off screen deaths, 3 stabbings
Grade: D+
"Is it live or is it Memorex?"

69. Silent Night Deadly Night 5 (1991) - It took five movies to find one that was at least halfway entertaining. And even then it's not much better than the likes of sub-par Full Moon movies of the early 90s. Just kind of laughable.
1 fire poker, 1 snake toy in the eye, 1 by toy saws, 1 boot, Rooney bot
Grade: C-
"I'm your son now."

70. Legend of the Witches (1970) - Very weird documentary on British pagan and Satan worshiping rituals. It seems like there's a cross of ideologies there, but it is interesting to see what's supposed to be a cut and dry look at witchcraft. Too cut and dry as it's the equivalent of watching old nature documentaries on rickety projectors in elementary school. Only with a lot more nudity.
naked British tarts and wangers all over the place
Grade: C
"He is then flogged a number of times."

71. Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)- This is one of the few times where I really felt the difference between the censored and uncut versions. This R-rated cut really distracted me which its bizarre choices for editing. It's still fun and has some inventive ideas but it's definitely not as shining in this form.
1 in crash, 1 by gun, 5 zombie bites, 1 spine elevated, 2 by beating, 2 in fire
Grade: C
"Julie, are you eating him? You should stop it."

October 18th:


72. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005) - Trifling wanna-be that's just hard to watch at times. The fist fight between the hero and talking zombie killed any goodwill it may have earned. I don't even want to waste brain power thinking about it.
9 chomps, 1 head bashed, 2 car crash, 2 by zombie rat, worst "gear up" scene in film, 1 by falling, 1 ripped apart, 1 by gun, Godsmack abuse, much violence to zombies
Grade: D-
"I can't shoot her! She's my friend! I lost my virginity to her."

73. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) - This is even worse. It's more insulting than any of the recent horror remakes. Just bullshit.
17 bites, 2 by gun, 4 by rocket, much violence to zombies
Grade: F
"You're gonna fart on him?"

74. Countess Dracula (1971) - More of a retelling of the Elizabeth Bathory tale, only with a whole lot of plodding in the middle stretch. It's interesting and the production value looks good, but it seems like it should be more engaging than it is.
1 run over by carriage, 2 stabbed, 1 hanged, some found nubiles
Grade: C
"Don't you realize you get uglier every time you get old?"

75. Vampire Lovers (1970) - A better paced film, even if the film is still playing it safe with the cliches. The main difference is the overt lesbianism which is really the only new idea in this Hammer film. But if you're just looking for some decent Hammer time and like areolas then this will do ya.
5 chomps, 2 decapitations, 3 stakings
Grade: C+
"The trouble with this part of the world is that they have too many fairy tales."

October 19th:


76. Rec 2 (2009) - A wonderful follow-up to what was one of the scariest movies I've seen. This is no less intense with startling moments of violence that makes you stop to breathe. The final moments get a little wonky, especially when compared to the final show-stopping minutes of the original, but as a whole, it's intense.
1 bite, 2 heads thoroughly blown off, 5 by gun, 1 by falling, 1 by bottle rocket, 1 bashing, 1 pulled into water
Grade: A-
"Record everything."

77. Rec 3 Genesis (2012) - Rather disappointing. I had known it would drop the found footage angle before watching it, but I didn't know how badly that transition would feel. For fifteen minutes we have the found footage which makes everything feel real and have a lifelike pacing, then switches to traditional camerawork. It's jarring because all of a sudden there's dolly shots and shallow focus and it makes everything feel so fake. Then the tone of the movie treats the mythology so campy that it feels almost insulting. As its own thing, it's just another goofy fun zombie movie with gory kills.
1 falling, 5 bites, 1 bashed, arm detached, 1 tongue ripped, 3 by gun, 5 by chainsaw, 1 high heel to eye, 1 sword
Grade: C
"This is my day!"

78. 13 Eerie (2013) - Another interesting idea that degenerates into another generic zombie movie. Same shit different 90 minutes of your life. For the love of god, can these stop being made?
fingers chomped, 6 bites, 1 exploding head, 1 crash
Grade: D-
I didn't bother to keep track of the characters' names let alone a quote.

79. Frankenweenie (2012) - Even though I'm more than tired of his schtick, this was still a good amount of fun, even if nothing feels special or genuine. One of the few kids movies I've put on that my son actually bothered to watch.
dog road grill, electro rat
Grade: C+
"I think the confusion here is that you are all very ignorant."

80. Ghost Team One (2013) - Surprisingly, quite funny. We're not talking high class here, but it is able to keep the humor somewhat grounded before dipping into madcap. Even then, it's nowhere near the atrocity that was Scary Movie 5. Worth checking out for a fun time.
1 exploding head
Grade: C+
"All they do is talk Mexican to each other and make Mexican food."

81. Devil's Carnival (2012) - While I'm a giant fan of Repo!, this didn't have the same hook. I know the story of its creation so I'm aware that time and money were not on their side and that's most likely the reason. It's still a quick enjoyable watch but I'm hoping the next installment is better.
1 slit wrists, ear bit off, 1 knife
Grade: C
"A rebel in Hell... how original."

October 20th:


82. 11/11/11 (2011) - An Asylum ripoff of The Omen. Not much else needs to be said. Stiff acting and no sense of logic. But it's never boring at least. There's almost a desperate need to have someone killed off out of nowhere that it keeps the movie moving.
4 by gun, 1 hit by car, 1 on fence, 1 by shovel, 1 beating, 1 crash, eyes plucked, 2 by machete
Grade: D+
"I'm your new babysitter."

83. Haunter (2013) - A unique take on ghost stories, like a reverse angle. It makes for an interesting watch, but the last half starts to feel a little worn after there's not much change-up.
2 smothered, 1 by ghosts
Grade: C+
"Where'd you put the damn spark plugs?!"

October 21st:


84. Mindwarp (1992) - There's a lot of good ideas here, but I think post-apocalypse stuff just isn't my thing. It all feels the same. And then the last half of the movie feels like it's just spinning its wheels. My first extortion by Twilight Time and I'm feeling underwhelmed.
1 mind blown, 3 crossbow, 1 by car, 1 cut throat, 1 by hook, 1 gutted, eye trauma, 2 juiced,
Grade: C-
"The ultimate experience is Infinisynth."

85. Don't Answer the Phone (1980) - A pretty low-budget affair, but its sense of humor makes it very entertaining. It's crass and willingly goofy which gives it a sense of heart, if you can believe that about a movie that has pretty graphic abuse to women.
5 strangled, 2 gun
Grade: C
"Who the fuck you calling dumb, asshole breath?"

86. Prime Evil (1989) - Not too bad of a devil worship movie. You can pretty much tell where it's going but it's engaging enough to never be boring. I think a lot of that has to do with Roberta Findley behind the camera.
1 sacrifice, 1 heart attack, 1 knife, 1 drowning, 1 snapped neck, 1 falling, 2 stabbed, bunch of...melting?
Grade: C
"Had some myself. I'm fucked."

87. Mephisto Waltz (1971) - Another movie based around devil worship that's easy to guess where it's going. But the performances are good and everything has a nice sheen that gives it a polish.
dog masks, 1 by leukemia, 1 falling, 1 stabbed pooch, 1 slit wrists
Grade: C+
"We could use a new brand of Scotch. This tastes like a poor man's kilt."

October 22nd:


88. House on Skull Mountain (1974) - A nice little voodoo tale that while it doesn't pack much of a punch, it's a fun watch. Has some good gothic touches introduced to the voodoo as well.
3 by voodoo spells, 1 falling
Grade: C
"A man likes to see a woman smile around the house, ya dig?"

89. Big Ass Spider (2013) - A great example of how some thought and humor would elevate so many of the derivative Syfy movies. This movie is funny as hell to watch, which I credit the actors as well as Mike Mendez. While it doesn't win any awards for originality as it follows many of the same tropes, it is easily commendable for having a sense of personality that's lacking in so many other projects.
a whole gaggle of people spiked or webbed by the giant spider, 1 face melted, 2 dragged off by baby spiders
Grade: B-
"If I see that spider, I whoop his ass."

90. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006) - A by the book retread of everything you've already seen a hundred times, only with a stupider ending. Hard to even talk about with such a soulless existence.
1 impaled, 1 cut throat, 3 hooked, 1 forklifted, 1 in a chipper
Grade: D
"I heard you suck in bed."

91. Megan is Missing (2011) - Is to found footage what Birdemic is to killer animal films. Laughable in every sense before clubbing you over the head to "shock" you. Every aspect of the movie in a technical way is pure amateur hour. Even the folks at The Asylum are better filmmakers than this.
1 taken and not in a Liam Neeson way, 1 in a barrel...I don't fucking know
Grade: F
"Hi, skaterdude."

October 23rd:


92. The Ward (2010) - I've had a few years to prepare to be disappointed with this, and yeah, I was. It's not a bad movie, really, it's just painfully rote. Outside of a few random shots and a score that tries to emulate a Carpenter sound every now and then, this could have been made by anyone in the last ten years since The Ring. Even Ghosts of Mars felt overwhelmingly like a Carpenter film.
1 neck snapped, 1 lobotomy, 1 electrocuted, 1 smothered, 1 slit throat, 1 ghost by axe ('the fuck?)
Grade: D+
"Sorry, I don't converse with loonies."

93. To All a Goodnight (1980) - A plodding slasher with nothing discerning itself other than the guy's in a Santa suit. People die in unspectacular ways and then credits roll 80 minutes later. It didn't help that the vhs rip on Youtube was so damn dark that it could have taken place in a mine for all I know.
1 falling, 5 stabbed, 2 decapitations, 2 by crossbow, 1 axe, 1 choked
Grade: D
"I appreciate the canolli."

October 24th:


94. Carrie (2013) - Not a bad movie, just lazy which is even worse. There is nothing new here at all other than the addition of Youtube videos. It has a glossy sheen that only helps lessen everything. It's soulless and afraid to really show anything as mean as the novel or De Palma movie. When people complain about remakes, it's the ones that are like this that aspire to nothing that really is the problem.
1 pig, 2 car crash, 1 stabbed, 1 house cave in, bunch of teens get electrocuted and other shit at the end but in the most timid way possible
Grade: D+
"You gotta keep killing him."

95. House on the Edge of the Park (1980) - While I loathe Last House on the Left, I thought this was a great piece of sleaze. It's not even overly violent but the way it presents eroticism is so off-putting that it's very disturbing. David Hess is great and it's good that he actually had a good movie to showcase his skills in for once. My only real problem with it is that it starts to feel like it's spinning its wheels for a while.
1 choked, 1 gun
Grade: B
"It's too late to go boogying anyway."

96. Birth of the Living Dead (2013) - A documentary telling us how Night of the Living Dead was made for the umpteenth time. It's a decent watch but there's nothing revelatory here, except for 5 minute long tangents on other topics such as Sidney Poitier. It's made well enough but it's still basically what amounts to what would be a dvd extra.
old people yammering
Grade: C
"They replaced the title card along with the copyright notice. Oops."

97. Hellbenders (2013) - When I saw the trailer for this, I was pumped. It looked like a blast. The movie itself, not so much. The swearing asshole priests joke get worn out after the first five minutes or so and then it feels like the movie's idling time with a generic "samoflange" type of story. It's still fun at times and it's hard to discount it completely with the actors involved, but it's hard to pinpoint how this was such a miss.
1 by fire, priest abuse
Grade: C-
"I ain't your fuckin' daddy."

October 25th:


98. Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011) - I'll be honest, for something made within a week and a half solely to retain copyrights, this isn't that bad. There's some intriguing ideas that could have made a pretty decent movie if it had been allowed to move beyond the first draft of the script. Because of the type it and shoot it approach you get a lot of the problems that come with unrevised shooting; logic issues, a third act that doesn't know what to do, etc. It's nothing great but it's okay, especially after some of the other Corn sequels. Shit.
1 pitchfork, 1 car crash, 1 falling
Grade: C-
"I'm from Gatlin. We know where the seed is planted."

99. Hellraiser Revelations (2011) - While made under similar circumstances as the last Corn movie, this doesn't fare so well. While Corn had at least some interesting ideas, this chooses to simply retell the exact same story but in as cheap and as vulgar as possible. There's nothing special here. Having seen Ulli Lommel films, I can't really say this is as atrocious as those, it's certainly the worst of the sequels, coming from someone who thinks Hellworld caused me permanent brain damage.
1 in the toilet somehow, 3 by hook, 1 beating, 1 face skinned, 2 necks snapped, 1 by gun, 1 taken by Pudgy-faced Pinhead
Grade: D-
"We are in deficit of flesh."

October 26th:


100. The Thompsons (2013) - A sequel to The Hamiltons, this one has a bigger budget which allows for more than one character to wax poetically for 90 minutes until an obvious twist. However, in doing so, it's somehow less of a movie. Now, it's a generic vampire movie where they come across another smarmy clan and fight. Lots of hissing and the like follows. Nothing special or remarkable.
1 face skinned, 1 neck snapped, 9 vamp chomps, 1 gun, 1 staking, 1 throat ripped
Grade: D+
"What do we owe you?"

October 27th:


101. Axe Giant: The Legend of Paul Bunyan (2013) - This is the type of ridiculous bad filmmaking that's hard not to have fun with. Awful effects and even worse acting within a generic Syfy movie trapping, but it's just so stupid it's funny.
1 sawmill, 1 snapped bear's neck, 2 axe, 1 impaled, roasted ox, 1 by tree, 1 gun, 1 axe decap
Grade: C
"No, it's dinner."

102. The Haunted Palace (1963) - I was watching this wondering how it was connected to Lovecraft, when the mutated townsfolk came out of the fog. Quite good, and tackled some aspects of horror that didn't fit in with the typical gothic films of the period.
2 fire, 1 by monster
Grade: B
"Have you not gorged yourself enough on revenge?"

103. The Tower of London (1962) - A Shakespearean tale set within a Price ghost story. It's a bit dry, and Price without facial hair and a full chin is a little unsettling, but it's still of high quality. Essentially a more literate extended episode of The Twilight Zone.
2 stabbed, 1 tortured to death, 1 strangled, 2 smothered, 1 poisoned, 1 speared, 1 axe
Grade: B
"I brought this curse upon this house when my womb conceived you."

104. Boardinghouse (1980) - I almost turned this off four minutes in, but shortly after that something about it clicked and I began to dig it. Even the worst movie gets brought up a level when you can tell the cast and crew are having fun and put some heart into it. This is probably the closest we've come to American version of Hausu, unintentionally. And even a philistine such as myself can find the irony in a woman getting banged in a shower while intercut with a kitty getting hammered outside.
1 drowned, 1 garbage disposal, 1 hanging, 1 self gutting, 1 electrocute, 1 brain embolism, kitty hammered, 2 gun, eyes plucked, 1 heart attack
Grade: C
"Case closed.........Case reopened"

105. Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) - This my first time actually watching the whole thing straight through. The effects and underwater scenes are quite impressive, but the story is pretty rote for the period.
5 by creature
Grade: C+
"Who eats rocks?"

October 28th:


106. Revenge of the Creature (1955) - I actually found the sequel much more fun due to its more interesting story. It's a cheaper film but I found it a little more memorable than the first, though the ending is kind of a whaaaa-
3 by creature, 1 dog
Grade: C+
"Stop. Stop. STOP."

107. Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1955) - Another of the familiar sci-fi monster attack movies, but it's elevated by the special effects which makes it easy to see why it's mentioned everywhere. The story itself is a toss away but seeing the monster rampaging is what childhood memories are made of.
boat sunk, 1 famously chomped, 180 dead and 1500 injured according to the papers
Grade: C+
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9HxCkBYum8

108. Ghost Shark (2013) - Just ludicrous. It's the same ol' Syfy clap, but this time the outlandish premise lends to some of the battiest death scenes I've ever seen. The shark is able to appear anywhere water is which makes for some actual creativity on the filmmakers' part.
16 by various approaches to shark chomps, detached arm, shark in the coffee
Grade: D+
"Is it raining?"

October 29th:


109. Livid (2011) -
Kind of disappointing when in comparison to Inside. This falls prey to so many first-timer moves that it's baffling to think that this came AFTER Inside. The first 45 minutes are filled with the heavy exposition and asshole character tropes that's usually the signs of new-to-the-game screenwriters telling a bigger story than they have to. The latter half of the film gets better even if it doesn't seem to know what to do and is trying to fulfill some sort of surreal artistic merits that the first half didn't seem to give a damn about.
1 scalpel, 2 chomps, 1 shears, 1 throat ripped
Grade: C
"Never try to escape at night."

110. Would You Rather (2013) - There's more than an abundance of indie horror films that revolve around people being tied up in chairs and degraded in some way. Luckily, this one is a few notches above the others thanks to a somewhat fresh point to everything and a good stock of fun character actors. It's still very familiar but it feels just a teeny bit more fun which makes a big difference.
4 gun, 1 icepick, 1 firecracker, 1 drowning, 1 od
Grade: C+
"Oh, that means you would have had all your teeth extracted."

111. 6 Degrees of Hell (2012) - There was not a single point at any time in this movie did I know what was going on. The story made no sense and half of the actors looked exactly like each other. Waste of time.
1 scared to death, 2 knife, 1 slit wrists,1 gun, 2 bitten, 1 chainsaw, 1 strangle
Grade: D-
'The fuck could I care what any one said in this?

October 30th:


112. New York Ripper (1982)- Easily one of the sleaziest movies made. Having not seen it in ten years and watching the blu-ray just really hits it home how nasty this is. Cannibal Holocaust would make for a more comfortable viewing experience if around other people.
1 gutted, 1 bottle in the cooter, 2 knife, 1 razor
Grade: B
"Stuck it up her joy trail and slit her wide open."

113. Prison (1988) - Kind of a typical late 80's cheapo horror with people being picked off by weird situations to show off effects work. It's all fun but I was actually more interested in the prison aspect than the ghost aspect.
1 electrocuted, 1 cooked, 1 pipe in the brain, 1 barb wire, 1 falling, 1 beamed, 1 back snap, 2 gun, 1 pick axe, 1 just randomly dead, 1 explosion
Grade: C
"You give me back my ball, I'll give you yours."

114. All Hallow's Eve (2013) - Within the first few minutes, I thought I had discovered what could be a gem and future annual watch. But by the time the second story started, that hope kind of faded. It's still decent, but those first few minutes were so on-the-nose for the holiday that anything else failed to live up. The second story is a complete wash and the third is just too typical of indie horror grindhouse aesthetics.
detached arm, 1 butcher knife, 1 baby, 1 hacked, 1 gun, 2 beheading
Grade: C-
"Do you think that clown was real?"

115. Among Friends (2013) - A lot of hoopla was made about this due to the behind the scenes talent, but ultimately it's another movie with people tied to chairs and being abused. There's nothing new here and the only memorable moment is a three minute hallucination sequence which shows some actual original thought.
1 knife, fingers cut
Grade: D
"How did my career end up like this?"

October 31st: Would Be 5th Wedding Anniversary


116. Rodan (1956) - A kaiju going by the numbers even if it's early on in the genre. Overly familiar but the scenes of destruction are still fun.
people mutilated by bug things, city wide destruction
Grade: C
"BWEEERRRRR-AAHHHHH!"

117. Trick R Treat (2009)- What is now a tradition. The best example of the holiday to watch in celebration.
1 by candy, 1 blade in the candy, 1 shovel, 1 vampire chomp, 6 bus accident, 4 zombies
Grade: A-
"Always check your candy."

118. Girls Nite Out (1982) - Definitely on the lower rung of slashers, and I think the filmmakers knew it. The killer's outfit is ridiculous looking and it doesn't even bother to have an ending. The big chunk focusing on the infidelity of college students is also a head scratching diversion. It's watchable but just barely.
Grade: D+
"You're all whores!"

TV SHOWS WATCHED

119. Roseanne
-BOO!
-Trick or Treat
-Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
-Halloween IV

120. Roseanne
-Halloween V
-Skeleton in the Closet
-Halloween, The Final Chapter
-Satan, Darling

CHECKLIST
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors: FINISHED
-X- Angus Scrimm - Mindwarp
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff - Black Sabbath
-X- Bruce Campbell - Minwarp
-X- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland - Mephisto Waltz
-X- Brinke Stevens - Bryan Loves You
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - Dead Men Walk
-X- Dee Wallace - Lords of Salem
-X- Elisha Cook Jr. - Haunted Palace
-X- Elissa Dowling - Bryan Loves You
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - Mystery of the Wax Museum
-X- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell - Countess Dracula
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
-X- Jefferey Combs - Would You Rather
--- Jessica Cameron -
--- Karen Black (R.I.P.) -
-X- Katherine Isabelle - American Mary
-X- Ray Milland - X: The Man With X-Ray Eyes
--- Tina Krause -
-X- Tony Todd - Bryan Loves You

Select 2 film composers: FINISHED
--- Alan Howarth -
-X- Hans J. Salter - Revenge of the Creature
-X- Marco Beltrami - Carrie

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
-X- Brian Yuzna - Return of the Living Dead 3
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
--- Dario Argento -
--- Freddie Francis -
-X- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) - Bloody Moon
-X- Mario Bava - Black Sabbath
--- Stuart Gordon -
--- Tobe Hooper -
--- Wes Craven -

Select 2 make-up effects artists: FINISHED
--- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin -
-X- Jack Pierce - I Bury the Living
-X- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco - The Mephisto Waltz

Select 2 producers:
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
-X- Joel Soisson - Hellraiser Revelations
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: FINISHED
-X- *3-D Film - Bait
-X- Anthology Film - Black Sabbath
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Bloody Moon
-X- Based on a Novel - Horror of Dracula
-X- Cannibalism - Blood Diner
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - Haunted Palace
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - The Dead Talk Back
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Detention
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Chainsaw - Hatchet 3
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - Prison
-X- Documentary - Legend of the Witches
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Not of This Earth
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Silent Night Deadly Night
--- Film and its Remake -
-X- Found Footage - Absence
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Theory
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Apparition
-X- Giallo - New York Ripper
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Reef
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Cathy's Curse
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Don't Go To Sleep
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Attack of the Crab Monsters
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Devil's Carnival
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain - Intruders
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - Lovely Molly
-X- Rape / Revenge - House on the Edge of the Park
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Bloody Homecoming
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - April Fool's Day
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Reef
-X- Vampire - Horror of Dracula
-X- Werewolf - Red: Werewolf Hunter
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Lords Of Salem
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Horror of Dracula
-X- Zombie - Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection

Watch films in at least three formats: FINISHED
-X- First format, Blu-Ray, Lords of Salem
-X- Second format, Streaming, Grave Encounters 2.
-X- Third format, DVD, Blood Diner.

Watch films in at least three languages: FINISHED
-X- First language, Italian, Black Sabbath.
-X- Second language, Filipino, The Road.
-X- Third language, Spanish, Rec 2.

Select 8 decades of film history: FINISHED
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - Phantom of the Opera
-X- 1930 - Mystery of the Wax Museum
-X- 1940 - Dead Men Walk
-X- 1950 - Horror of Dracula
-X- 1960 - Little Shop of Horrors
-X- 1970 - Cathy's Curse
-X- 1980 - Blood Diner
-X- 1990 - Killer Tongue
-X- 2000 - April Fool's Day
-X- 2010 - Last Exorcism 2

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Frankenweenie
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- Portland Corn Maize

Venture Into the Literary World:
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella The Damned Highway by Brian Keene & Nick Mamatas



31 SUBSET FILMS
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Bladz - Black Sabbath (1963)
-X- 10/02: Undeadcow - Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
-X- 10/03: arw6040 - The Reef (2010)
-X- 10/04: Darkgod - American Mary (2012)
--- 10/05: islandclaws - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
-X- 10/06: terrycloth - The Lords of Salem (2012)
--- 10/07: Mondo Kane - The Black Sleep (1956)
--- 10/08: ororama - The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
--- 10/09: Darth Maher - Shakma (1990)
--- 10/10: J. Farley - Eyes of Fire (1983)
-X- 10/11: SterlingBen - Killer Tongue (1996)
--- 10/12: alyxstarr - Severance (2006)
--- 10/13: Dick Laurent - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
--- 10/14: tarfrimmer - ParaNorman (2012)
--- 10/15: rbrown498 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
--- 10/16: Trevor - Jack Frost (1997)
--- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Caller (2011)
-X- 10/18: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
--- 10/19: Chad - John Dies at the End (2012)
--- 10/20: Dimension X - Vampires in Havana (1985)
--- 10/21: SethDLH - Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
-X- 10/22: Gobear - The Devil's Carnival (2012)
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - Blood Diner (1987)
--- 10/24: shellebelle - Scream (1996)
-X- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
--- 10/26: indiephantom - Psycho III (1986)
--- 10/27: jacob_b - In Their Skin (2012)
--- 10/28: clckworang - Grave Encounters (2011)
--- 10/29: riotinmyskull - Pontypool (2008)
--- 10/30: ntnon - The Possession (2012)
--- 10/31: mrcellophane - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


THEME NIGHTS
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) - Black Sabbath
-X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies - Don't Go To Sleep
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror - The Reef
-X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror - American Mary
-X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror - Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
--- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack -
-X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films - Little Shop of Horrors
--- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial -
-X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors - Konga
--- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns -
-X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies - Killer Tongue
-X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation - Bloody Moon
-X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets - Child's Play
--- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror -
--- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors -
--- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors -
--- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors -
-X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films - Vampire Lovers
--- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films -
--- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) -
--- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP -
--- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror -
--- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors -
Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives -
--- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films -
--- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel -
--- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror -
--- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost -
--- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies -
--- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic -
--- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related -


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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

FINAL STATS:
32 films
14 tv episodes
1 concert

30 first-time viewings (*)

Decade:

1920s: 1
1960s: 3
2000s: 1
2010s: 27

Format:
DVD: 18
Blu: 10
DVR: 3
Theatrical: 1


September 30
1. The Rambler (2013; Calvin Reeder; Blu)(*)--A Lynchian road trip with some disturbing scenes--4/5
October 1
2. V/H/S/2 (2013; Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sαnchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard; Blu)(*)--Got better with each segment, but still a bit of a letdown--3/5
October 2
3. Absence (2013; Jimmy Loweree; DVD)(*)--Low-budget found-footage with a few too many unanswered questions--3/5
October 3
4. The Haunting of Helena (2012; Christian Bisceglia; DVD)(*)--Vengeful ghost haunts a mother and her daughter. A few good chills--3/5
October 4
5. The Hounds (2011; Roberto del Piccolo; DVD)(*)--Weirdness in the woods. Glad I stuck with this as it all came together at the end--3/5
October 5
6. The Phantom Carriage (1921; Victor Sjostrom; DVR)(*)--Death shows dead guy the error of his ways. More drama than horror, but the carriage scenes were effective--4/5
7. Room 237 (2012; Rodney Ascher; Blu)(*)--Almost makes me want to believe some of this crazy stuff--4/5
8. This Is the End (2013; Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg; Blu)(*)--Wasn't going to count this, but after watching, I think there are enough horrific elements to add it to the list--4/5
October 6
9. Antiviral (2012; Brandon Cronenberg; Blu)(*)--Like father, like son. A disturbing look at where our obsession with celebrity might be headed--4/5
October 7
10. Growth (2010; Gabriel Cowan; DVD)(*)--Nasty parasites on a "Wicker"-y island--4/5
October 8
11. Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966; William Beaudine; DVR)(*)--John Carradine hams it up as a vampire in the Old West. Pretty much as dumb as it sounds--3/5
October 9
12. Nothing Left to Fear (2013; Anthony Leonardi III; DVD)(*)--Another creepy small town with a deep dark secret--3/5
October 10
13. Creep Van (2012; Scott W. Mckinlay; DVD)(*)--Guy kills people with his van--3/5
October 11
14. Hansel and Gretel Get Baked (2013; Duane Journey; DVD)(*)--Amusing blend of drugs, horror and fairy tales--3/5
October 12
15. Resolution (2012; Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead; DVD)(*)--Slow, strange and sweary, with the busiest isolated-cabin-in-the-woods ever, and no real resolution--3/5
16. 6 Souls (2010; Mεns Mεrlind and Bjφrn Stein; Blu)(*)--Julianne Moore as a psychiatrist in over her head with a weird patient--4/5
October 13
17. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966; William Beaudine; DVR)(*)--Another horror-western mashup from director Beaudine--2/5
18. R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Game Over" / R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Pumpkinhead" / The Walking Dead: "30 Days Without an Accident"
19. Night of the Living Dead (1968; George A. Romero; DVD)--Despite all the sequels/remakes/ripoffs, the original classic still holds up really well--4/5
October 14
20. Mimesis (2011; Douglas Schulze; Blu)--Clever take on "NOTLD" as a group of people wake up to find themselves living the movie--4/5
October 15
21. Frankenstein's Army (2013; Richard Raaphorst; Blu)(*)--Cool monsters, and the shaky-cam really worked for this. And was that a quick shot of an early version of ED-209?--4/5
October 16
22. Come Out and Play (2012; Makinov; DVD)(*)--Creepy killer kids--4/5
October 18
23. American Mary (2012; Jen and Sylvia Soska; DVD)(*)--Katherine Isabelle was good, but on the whole I didn't really enjoy this--3/5
October 19
24. Alyce Kills (2011, Jay Lee; DVD)(*)--Another psycho girl and another disappointment, although the end makes up for the repetitive first hour--3/5
25. Toy Story of Terror / R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Seance" / R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Detention" / R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "The Funhouse"
October 20
26. Goblin live at the Warfield (wildcard)--Loudest show ever.
October 21
27. The Ghostmaker (2011; Mauro Borrelli; DVD)(*)--"Flatliners" meets "Ghost"--4/5
October 22
28. Jug Face (2013; Chad Crawford Kinkle; DVD)(*)--Superstition and sacrifice among mountain folk--4/5
October 24
29. Rifftrax Live: Night of the Living Dead (2013; theatrical)(*)--Another entertaining show from the ex-MST3Kers--4/5
October 26
30. The Conjuring (2013; James Wan; Blu)(*)--Some scary stuff--4/5
31. Dead Before Dawn (2012; April Mullen; DVD)(*)--An ancient curse creates zemons (zombie demons) in this occasionally amusing comedy--3/5
October 27
32. The Walking Dead: "Infected" / Grimm: "The Ungrateful Dead"
33. Stranded (2013; Roger Christian; DVD)(*)--Monster on a miniature moonbase--3/5
34. Among Friends (2012; Danielle Harris; DVD)(*)--Dinner party goes horribly wrong--3/5
October 29
35. The Walking Dead: "Isolation" / Spooksville: "The Secret Path, Part One" / Spooksville: "The Secret Path, Part Two"
October 30
36. Mad Cowgirl (2006, Gregorty Hatanaka; DVD)(*)--Uneven mix of sex, religion, martial arts and bad beef. This would have been a better fit for the exploitation challenge, even though imdb has a horror tag for it--3/5
October 31
37. The Demented (2013; Christopher Roosevelt; Blu)(*)--Annoying college kids vs. leftovers from "28 Days Later"--3/5

TV Temp:
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Worry Dolls" / Spooksville: "The Evil House"

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Angus Scrimm -
--- Asia Argento -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
--- Brinke Stevens -
--- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye -
--- Dee Wallace -
--- Elisha Cook Jr. -
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan -
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
--- Jefferey Combs -
--- Jessica Cameron -
--- Karen Black (R.I.P.) -
-x- Katherine Isabelle - American Mary
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
--- Tony Todd -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Hans J. Salter -
--- Marco Beltrami -

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
--- Brian Yuzna -
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
--- Dario Argento -
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
--- Tobe Hooper -
--- Wes Craven -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin -
--- Jack Pierce -
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Joel Soisson -
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-x- *3-D Film - Dead Before Dawn
-x- Anthology Film - V/H/S/2
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
-x- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Night of the Living Dead
-x- Comedy / Spoof - This Is the End
-x- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Phantom Carriage
--- Death by: Chainsaw -
--- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory -
-x- Documentary - Room 237
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
--- Film and its Remake -
-x- Found Footage - V/H/S/2
-x- Frankenstein - Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
-x- Ghost / Haunting - The Haunting of Helena
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-x- Killer / Evil Child - Come Out and Play
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Spain -
-x- Nazi - Frankenstein's Army
--- Psychological -
-x- Rape / Revenge - American Mary
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-x- Vampire - Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
-x- Zombie - Night of the Living Dead

Watch films in at least three formats:
-x- First format - The Rambler (Blu)
-x- Second format - Absence (DVD)
-x- Third format - The Phantom Carriage (DVR)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-x- First language - The Phantom Carriage (Swedish)
--- Second language -
--- Third language -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-x- 1920 - The Phantom Carriage (1921)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-x- 1960 - Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966)
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
-x- 2000 - Mad Cowgirl (2006)
-x- 2010 - The Rambler (2013)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-x- R - The Rambler
--- X / NC-17 -
-x- Unrated - V/H/S/2
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-x- Goblin live at the Warfield

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

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My Personal October Horror Movie Challenge History: 2007 - 100; 2008 - 50; 2009 - 71; 2010 - 78; 2011 - 52; 2012 - 52

2013 Goal - I always aim for 100, even though it's not always realistic. At times, it depends on how many Cardinals playoff games there are. My realistic goal this year is to end the month having seen all my unwatched horror content (DVD/BD/DVR).

October 1
1. The Toxic Avenger (1984) [Cable/DVR] - Been quite a while since I had seen this. Maybe I should have saved it for the end so it would have qualified for the comedy challenge as well.
2. The Reef (2010) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Can't help but think this has the "Open Water" feel to it. I wonder if I'm more terrified than the average person watching this, since I don't care for being in the water.
3. The Howling (1981) ☼ [DVD] - Dee Wallace always did well in picking the horror films she appeared in.

October 2
4. The Blob (1988) [DVD] - This film has become one of my favorites in the last few years. Still regret not seeing this until 20+ years after its release.
5. Friday the 13th (2009) [BD] - This film receives a ton of unwarranted criticism. It's fun, and one of the better remakes out there.
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) [BD] - In the title sequence of this classic, we're shown the name of Fred Krueger. Surely there wasn't a single person at that time who realized how iconic the name would become.

October 3
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) ☼ [DVD] - I had seen the remake, so I thought I knew what I was getting with this one. The acting left a great deal to be desired.
8. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - At one point, I probably would have avoided most remakes. Now, I recognize many are pretty good, either standing on their own merits or as an updated version of a previous film.

October 4
9. Puppetmaster (1989) ☼ [BD] - Just ok. My favorite part -- that I received this BD for free when goHastings sent it to me in a DVD case by mistake and told me to keep it.
10. The Collector (2009) [DVD] - Have enjoyed this a few times now. Hopeful to check out the sequel before the month is out.

October 5
11. Cheerleader Massacre (2003) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Ugh. This one was horrible. Going to have to watch something else right away just to cleanse my mind of this garbage.
12. Sorority House Massacre (1986) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - The better of the two massacres. Of course, that didn't take much. And this one wasn't that much better.
13. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Always appreciate the opportunity to watch things with the family. Don Knotts is one of my favorite comedic performers.

October 6
14. Orca (1977) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Who knew that killer whales had feelings and would take things so personal?
15. Hotel Transylvania (2012) [Cable/DVR] - Very well done, family friendly fare. Voice talent was great.
16. The Twilight Zone: Season 2 - The Howling Man / Eye of the Beholder / Nick of Time / The Lateness of the Hour (1960) ☼ [DVD] - Favorite among this 4-some was Nick of Time starring William Shatner. The last episode seemed different in the way it was done. Checked imdb, said it was the first episode that was videotaped.

October 7
17. Red State (2011) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Not sure how I missed hearing about this film, since it has several big names attached to it. An intense, though often uncomfortable watch. Glad I checked it out, but probably won't revisit this one.
18. Alone in the Dark (2005) ☼ [DVD] - Asking myself throughout--why did I buy this DVD? The obvious answer--it was cheap and was something for this challenge. I regret this decision.
19. The Craft (1996) ☼ [DVD] - I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this film because of the subject matter (witchcraft, etc), but the performances kept me interested.
20. The Crazies (2010) [DVD] - Believe my favorite part in this one is the carwash scene. Very intense and effective.

October 8
21. Inhuman Resources (2012) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - How should I describe this one? Strange, disturbing, brutal. Those are a few words that come to mind. I did enjoy it to an extent.
22. Jeepers Creepers (2001) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - I remember when this came out and I figured I'd see it sometime soon. 12 years later and I finally did cross this off of my to-see list. Guess that leaves part II for the 2025 challenge.

October 9
23. The Uninvited (2009) [DVD] - 2nd time viewing. I knew going in there would be a twist, but couldn't remember exactly what it was when I began watching.
24. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) [Cable/DVR] - Not sure I like the film as much as the many folks who deem this a modern classic. Have to give it credit for being innovative.
25. Curse of Chucky (2013) ☼ [DVD-Redbox] - Been a while since I've seen this series of films, so I'm a little hazy on how this fits into the sequence of things. Entertaining, though Chucky looked a little strange.

October 10
26. The Collection (2012) ☼ [BD-Redbox] - Far from a perfect film, this was a worthy sequel.

October 11
27. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) [Cable/DVR] - I'm pretty sure I saw this one before. I probably intentionally tried to forget about it.
28. The Devil's Rejects (2005) ☼ [DVD] - Not sure why this film is so highly acclaimed. Didn't really care for it, though not too surprised since most of Zombie's work isn't to my tastes.
29. Embrace of the Vampire (1995) ☼ [DVD] - I don't think this film would be on anyone's radar if it didn't include everyone's favorite "Who's the Boss?" child star. No, I'm not talking about Danny Pintauro
30. There's Nothing Out There (1991) ☼ [DVD] - I have DVDTalk to thank for this first time view since I won the DVD in a contest here.

October 12
31. The Twilight Zone: Season 2 - The Trouble with Templeton / A Most Unusual Camera / Night of the Meek / Dust (1960/1961) ☼ [DVD] - Though it was a little predictable, the camera episode was my favorite in this bunch.

October 13
32. The Omen (1976) [DVD] - Harvey Stephens acting career never really took after playing Damien in this one.

October 14
33. The Invisible Man (1933) ☼ [DVD] - First time viewing of one of the classics. Love them since I can watch 'em with my kids.
34. The Invisible Man Returns (1940) ☼ [DVD] - A few minutes in, my daughter asks "When are we going to see the Invisible Man?" I gave the obvious reply.
35. The Invisible Woman (1940) ☼ [DVD] - More humor in this one, less tension. Want proof? Shemp (Three Stooges) Howard made an appearance.

October 15
36. Chasing Sleep (2000) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Strange is the word that comes to mind regarding this film. It's listed as horror, though I wouldn't give it that label after watching it.
37. Dracula (1979) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - A fair adaptation of the well-known novel. Still doesn't change the fact that Dracula is my least favorite classic monster.

October 16
38. The People Under the Stairs (1991) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Sometimes I have to wonder what Wes Cravens childhood was like.
39. Invisible Agent (1942) ☼ [DVD] - These films continue to get a little further away from the original. Would probably be fair to judge each on their own accord, but hard to do since I've watched them here so close together.
40. Toy Story of Terror (2013) ☼ [Cable/DVR] {Wild Card #1} - This was just ok to me. But again, comparisons tend to be made to the films.

October 17
41. From Hell (2001) ☼ [DVD] - I can appreciate that there is much to like about this film. For me, it seemed to be slow in parts which took away from it.

October 18
42. Event Horizon (1997) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Decent sci-fi movie with an Alien-like feel to it.
43. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) ☼ [DVD] - My kids remind me of the comedic element to these films. They chuckle at certain parts.

October 19
44. Casper (1995) ☼ [DVD] {Wild Card #2} - Family fun with unexpected cameos by Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson.
45. Joshua (2007) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Borderline horror, effective because of the acting performances of Rockwell & Farmiga.

October 20
46. Pathology (2008) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Working hard to clear out DVR and unwatched pile. I'm discovering much of what I have left in those areas is mediocre.

October 21
47. Species (1995) ☼ [DVD] - This one was fun. Great cast with lots of well known faces.
48. The Twilight Zone: Season 2 - Back There / The Whole Truth / The Invaders / A Penny for Your Thoughts (1961) ☼ [DVD] - A great group of episodes, including one (The Invaders) that ranks up there now as one of my favorites.
49. Dreamcatcher (2003) ☼ [DVD] - Another solid flick because of a good cast. Lots of memorable characters. The bathroom scene really stands out.
50. The New York Ripper (1982) ☼ [DVD] - This film held nothing back when it came to what was shown onscreen.

October 22
51. The Descent (2005) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Recommended, unless you are faint of heart or suffer from claustrophobia.
52. Final Destination (2000) ☼ [DVD] - Odd moment when I viewed the Twilight Zone episode, "Twenty-two" just before this film. I had never seen either before, so was shocked to see a plane explosion be a main plot point for both.

October 23
53. Final Destination 2 (2003) ☼ [DVD] - Turning out to be a fun series. Not sure why I hadn't checked it out before.

October 24
54. Final Destination 3 (2006) ☼ [DVD] - An impressive quality about the series so far--there's not been much of a drop off with the sequels.
55. Rosemary's Baby (1968) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Considered a classic. Personally, I'm not sure why that's the case.

October 25
56. Silent Night (2012) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - A pleasant surprise. Didn't realize going in that this might be called a remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night. The references to that film were enjoyable.

October 26
57. Scream (1996) [BD] - A strong film on its own merits nearly 2 decades later. It was a real turning point for the horror genre upon release.
58. The Twilight Zone: Season 2 - The Silence / Shadow Play / The Mind and the Matter / Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (1961) ☼ [DVD] A little disappointed that the picture on the back of the individual DVD case gave away a twist in this set of episodes.

October 27
59. The Twilight Zone: Season 2 - Twenty Two / The Odyssey of Flight 33 / Mr. Dingle, the Strong / Static (1961) ☼ [DVD] - Familiar actors seen include Burgess Meredith and Stephen Talbot (Gilbert from TV's Leave it to Beaver).

October 28
60. Scream 2 (1997) [BD] - This was a significant step down from the original film. It featured a strong cast, but the humor was a little more corny.

October 29
61. Scream 3 (2000) [BD] - And another step down. So many characters displayed cartoon-levels of behavior. Enjoyable to see them killed off.
62. Scream: The Inside Story (2011) ☼ [BD] - Made for TV documentary. Not much new information until the last third of it.
63. Still Screaming (2011) ☼ [BD] - This documentary was a little meatier which made it more enjoyable.
64. Stoker (2013) ☼ [DVD-Redbox] - Film labeled horror in Redbox's kiosk. It was way too slow for my liking. Probably didn't help that I'm sleep deprived.

October 30
65. World War Z (2013) ☼ [DVD-Redbox] - Little more than an average zombie tale. Brad Pitt elevated it that far.
66. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (2013) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Wasn't expecting much with this one, figuring it to be a little on the "campy" side. Instead, it was a well made thriller.
67. Willard (2003) ☼ [DVD] - Perfect casting choices. Want a creepy guy? Can't go wrong with Crispin Glover. Want an in-your-face actor? R. Lee Ermey is the man for the role.

October 31
68. Misery (1990) [BD] - A great film with excellent performances. Hard to believe it's 23 years old. Still just as effective today.
69. Constantine (2005) ☼ [DVD] - Not really a fan of supernatural flicks like this. I will acknowledge that this might be Keanu Reeves' best performance.
70. The Twilight Zone: Season 2 - The Prime Mover / Long Distance Call / A Hundred Yards Over the Rim / The Rip Van Winkle Caper (1961) ☼ [DVD] - The first episode features Buddy Ebsen years before his Beverly Hillbilly days.
71. Saturday Night Live: SNL Halloween (2013) ☼ [Cable/DVR] {Wild Card #2} - Favorite sketch was the one spoofing Disney's The Haunted Mansion
72. Saturday the 14th (1981) ☼ [Cable/DVR] - Marked as a first time viewing though I thought I had seen it before. However, I didn't remember 99% of it. The only familiar part was the creature coming out of the bathtub and that may have been my favorite part.
73. The Twilight Zone: Season 2 - The Obsolete Man (1961) ☼ [DVD] / Tales From the Crypt: Season 6 - Let the Punishment Fit the Crime / Only Skin Deep / Whirlpool (1994) ☼ [DVD] - According to the DVD case, every one of these 3 TftC episodes originally aired on Halloween 1994.
74. Tales From the Crypt: Season 6 - Operation Friendship (1994) ☼ [DVD] {Wild Card #3} - One last episode before the sun came up.

☼ = First Time Viewing


**List is Final**

Statistics:

Films: 64
First Time Viewings: 49 (77%)
Format: BD - 10; DVD - 30; DVR - 24
Decades Watched: 1930s - 1; 1940s - 4; 1960s - 2; 1970s - 4; 1980s - 8; 1990s - 11; 2000s - 20; 2010s - 14

Television: 31
First Time Viewings: 31 (100%)
Format: DVD - 29; DVR - 2
Decades Watched: 1960s - 25; 1990s - 4; 2010s - 2

Summary

Another fun year filled with 2 of my favorite things - horror films and baseball. Getting close to 100 is always difficult when the Cardinals are in the playoffs. My secondary goal was to finish up all of my unwatched horror content. I was successful, sort of...I managed to see everything horror-related that was on the DVR. I still have some unwatched DVDs, but I'm somewhat optimistic that 2014 will be the year I get to them (depending of course on what gets added to the stack between now & then).

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List finalized! Look what I can do when for the first time ever during this challenge I was home, and no baseball for me!

HyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Horror widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Horror 500 widget
Beginning of challenge Horror (11/50), Top 500 (51/500)

2007: 28
2009: 26
2010: 36
2011: 27
2012: 40

*=First Time Viewing (68/74 92%), counting individual titles) (55.75/61 91% counting by entries)
Blu-Ray (5/74, 7%)
DVD (33/74, 45%)
Netflix Intstant (8/74, 11%)
TV (14/74, 19%)
Theater (0/74, 0%)
Amazon Prime/Rental (1/74, 1%)
Hulu Plus (11/74 15%)
Other Streaming (2/74, 3%)

1900: 0
1910: 0
1920: 0
1930: 1
1940: 1
1950: 0
1960: 6
1970: 3
1980: 10
1990: 10
2000: 11
2010: 9

Potential List:
Jaws
Mad Monster Party
The Exorcist
Night of the Living Dead
The Haunting (1963)
Finish S.4 of Vampire Diaries (6/6)
The Walking Dead S.2 (0/13)
Grimm S.2 (0/22)


September 30th
1. The Exorcist (1973)*
1.5. Sleepy Hollow S.1 "Pilot"*

October 1st
2. Sleepy Hollow S.1 "Blood Moon"*

October 2nd
3. Army of Darkness (1992)*
3.5. Sleepy Hollow S.1 "For the Triumph of Evil"*

October 3rd
4.5. Vampire Diaries S.4 "American Gothic"*/"Pictures of You"*

October 4th
5.5. Jeeper Creepers (2001)*
6.5. Carnival of Souls (1962)*

October 5th
7.5. MST3K: The Final Sacrifice (1998)*
8. The Vampire Diaries S.4 "The Originals"*
9. Waxwork (1988)*
10. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)*
11. The Vampire Diaries S.4 "She's Come Undone"*/"The Walking Dead"*

October 6th
12. Sinister (2012)*
13. The Vampire Diaries S.4 "Graduation"*/The Vampire Diaries S.5 "I Know What You Did Last Summer"*
14. The Haunting (1963)*

October 7th
15. Warm Bodies (2013)*
16. Mad Monster Party? (1967)*
17. House of Usher (1960)*
17.5. Sleepy Hollow S.1 "The Lesser Key of Solomon"*

October 8th
18.5. Child's Play 2 (1990)*
19.5. Child's Play 3 (1991)*

October 9th
20.5. American Scary (2006)*
21.5. Son of Frankenstein (1939)*
22.5. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)*

October 10th
23. American Horror Story: Coven "Bitchcraft"*
24. Stir of Echoes (1999)*

October 11th
24.5. Witches of East End S.1 "Pilot"*
25.5. Bride of Chucky (1998)*

October 12th
26.6. Seed of Chucky (2004)*
27.5. Curse of Chucky (2013)*
28.5. Mama (2013)*

October 13th
29.5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
30.5. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)*

October 14th
31.5. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

October 15th
32.5. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)*

October 16th
33.5. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)*

October 17th
34.5. The Covenant (2006)

October 18th
35.5. House at the End of the Street (2012)*

October 19th
36. The Vampire Diaries S.5 "True Lies"*
37. The Vampire Diaries S.5 "Original Sin"*/Sleepy Hollow S.1 "John Doe"*
38. Night of the Living Dead (1968)*

October 20th
38.5. The Originals S.1 "Always and Forever"*
39.5. House of Wax (2005)*

October 21st
40. The Originals S.1 "House of the Rising Son"*

October 22nd
41. Dream House (2011)*
41.5. The Originals S.1 "Tangled Up in Blue"*

October 23rd
42. The Originals S.1 "Girl in New Orleans"*

October 24th
43. Prom Night (1980)*

October 25th
44. Jaws (1975)*
44.5. The Vampire Diaries S.5 "For Whom the Bell Tolls"*

October 26th
45.5. The Amityville Horror (1979)*
46.5. The Revenant (2009)*

October 27th
47.5. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)*
48.5. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)*
49.5. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)*

October 28th
50.5. Battle Royale (2000)*
51. American Horror Story: Coven "Boy Parts"*

October 29th
52. The Conjuring (2013)*
52.5. American Horror Story: Coven "The Replacements"*

October 30th
53.5. Terror Train (1980)*
54.5. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)*

October 31st
55.5. Paranormal Activity (2007)
56. Toy Story of Terror (2013)*/It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
57. Hocus Pocus (1993)*
58. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
59. Candyman (1992)*

November 1st pre-dawn
60. An American Werewolf in London (1981)*
61. Evil Dead (2013)*



Spoiler:

Select 10 actors: (3/10)
--- Angus Scrimm -
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
-X- Bruce Campbell - Army of Darkness (1992)
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
--- Brinke Stevens -
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - Son of Frankenstein (1939)
--- Dee Wallace - The Frighteners (1996)
--- Elisha Cook Jr. - Rosemary's Baby (1968)
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan - The Mummy (1932)
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
--- Jefferey Combs - The Frighteners (1996)
--- Jessica Cameron -
--- Karen Black (R.I.P.) -
--- Katherine Isabelle -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
--- Tony Todd -

Select 2 film composers: (3/2) - completed
-X- Alan Howarth - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
-X- Hans J. Salter - The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
-X- Marco Beltrami - Warm Bodies (2013)

Select 5 directors: (1/5)
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
--- Brian Yuzna -
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
--- Dario Argento -
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
--- Tobe Hooper -
-X- Wes Craven - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Select 2 make-up effects artists: (1/2)
--- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin -
-X- Jack Pierce - Son of Frankenstein (1939)
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers: (2/2) - completed
-X- Dino De Laurentiis - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- Joel Soisson - A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer: (1/1) - completed
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) - House of Usher (1960)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: (19/30)
--- *3-D Film - House of Wax (1953)
--- Anthology Film - Trick 'r Treat (2007)
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Nosferatu (1922)
--- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Evil Dead (1982)?
-X- Based on a Novel - The Exorcist (1973)
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Carnival of Souls (1962)
-X- Death by: Chainsaw - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998)
-X- Documentary - American Scary (2006)
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Child's Play 2 (1990)/Child's Play 3 (1991)/Bride of Chucky (1998)
--- Film and its Remake - House of Wax (2005)/
--- Found Footage - Paranormal Activity (2007)
-X- Frankenstein - Son of Frankenstein (1939)
-X-Ghost / Haunting - Carnival of Souls (1962)
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Jaws (1975)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Sinister (2012)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play 2 (1990)
--- Made-for-TV Movie - Stephen King's It (1990)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Jeeper Creepers (2001)
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
--- Nation of Origin: Spain -
--- Nazi - Dead Snow (2009)
-X- Psychological - Stir of Echoes (1999)
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Child's Play 2 (1990)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Jaws (1975)
--- Vampire - Trick 'r Treat (2007)
--- Werewolf - Trick 'r Treat (2007)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Exorcist (1973)
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Son of Frankenstein (1939)
-X- Zombie - Warm Bodies (2013)

Watch films in at least three formats: - completed
-X- First format, DVD, The Exorcist (1973).
-X- Second format, streaming, Jeeper Creepers (2001).
-X- Third format, tv, Carnival of Souls (1962).

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).

Select 8 decades of film history: (8/8) - completed
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 - Nosferatu the Vampire (1922)
-X- 1930 - Son of Frankenstein (1939)
-X- 1940 - The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
--- 1950 - House of Wax (1953)
-X- 1960 - Carnival of Souls (1962)
-X- 1970 - The Exorcist (1973)
-X- 1980 - Waxwork (1988)
-X- 1990 - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- 2000 - Jeeper Creepers (2001)
-X- 2010 - Sinister (2012)

Select 4 ratings: (4/4) - completed
-X- G - Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - Warm Bodies (2013)
-X- R - The Exorcist (1973)
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
--- M -
--- GP -


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 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

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Total Watched = 123

All films USA unless noted otherwise
Shorts 1 Min or less counted as 1 Min
= First Time Viewing
WC# = Wild Cards 1-3


Sep: 30 – DUSK
(All theme night picks)

1. House AKA Hausu (Hulu Plus – 1977 – 88 Min – Color – Japan) IMDb – Subset
2. Equinox (Hulu Plus – 1970 – 80 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 1
(All theme night picks)

3. Dementia 13 (YouTube – 1963 – 78 Min – Color) IMDb
4. X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (DVD – 1963 – 79 Min – Color) IMDb
5. Black Sabbath ([email protected] – 1963 – 92 Min – B&W) IMDb – Subset
6. They Live (BD – 1988 – 93 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 2
(All theme night picks)

7. Don’t Go to Sleep (YouTube – 1982 – 93 Min – Color) IMDb – Subset
8. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (DVD – 1981 – 96 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 3
(All theme night picks)

9. The Reef (Netflix – 2010 – 94 Min – Color) IMDb – Subset
10. Death Ship (YouTube – 1980 – 91 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 4
(All theme night picks)

11. The Fly II (DVD – 1989 – 105 Min – Color) IMDb
12. Creepozoids (DVD – 1987 – 72 Min – Color) IMDb
13. Basket Case (DVD – 1982 – 91 Min – Color) IMDb
14. American Mary (Netflix – 2012 – 103 Min – Color) IMDb – Subset

Oct: 5
15. House at the End of the Street (Netflix – 2012 – 101 Min – Color) IMDb
16. The Being (DVD – 1983 – 82 Min – Color) IMDb
17. Black Zombies AKA Demoni 3 (DVD – 1991 – 88 Min – Color) IMDb
18. Mortuary (DVD – 2005 – 94 Min – Color) IMDb
19. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (BD – 1976 – 86 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 6
20. Hell’s Highway (DVD – 2002 – 70 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
21. The Gravedancers (DVD – 2006 – 95 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
22. Skeleton Man (DVD– 2004 – 95 Min – Color) IMDb
23. Lords of Salem (Amazon Instant – 2012 – 101 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset
24. TV (120 Min TOTAL for the day)

Spoiler:

• The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXII
• The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII
• The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV
• Bob's Burgers: Fort Night


25. Frankenstein’s Army (BD – 2013 – 84 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme

Oct: 7
(All theme night picks)

26. The Black Sleep (Netflix – 1956 – 82 Min – B&W) IMDb – Subset
27. Wolf Blood (YouTube – 1925 – 68 Min – B&W) IMDb – Horrorpedia
28. The Return of the Vampire (Netflix – 1944 – 69 Min – B&W) IMDb

Oct: 8
(All theme night picks)

29. The Flesh and the Fiends (DailyMotion – 1960 – 97 Min – B&W) IMDb – Subset
30. Horror Express (YouTube – 1972 – 90 Min – Color) IMDb
31. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (DVD – 1974 – 83 Min – Color) IMDb
32. Twins of Evil (BD – 1971 – 87 Min – Color – UK) IMDb

Oct: 9
(All theme night picks)

33. The Ape (YouTube – 1940 – 62 Min – Color) IMDb
34. Shakma (Netflix – 1990 – 100 Min – Color) IMDb
35. Blood Monkey (DVD – 2007 – 90 Min – Color) IMDb – Subset

Oct: 10
(All theme night picks)

36. Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (YouTube – 1966 – 88 Min – Color) IMDb
37. Eyes of Fire (YouTube – 1983 – 90 Min – Color) IMDb – Subset
38. The Quick and the Undead (DVD – 2006 – 80 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 11
(All theme night picks)

39. La lengua asesina AKA Killer Tongue (DVD – 1996 – 98 Min – Color – UK/Spain) IMDb – Subset
40. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (DVD – 2006 – 92 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 12
41. Silent House (Netflix – 2011 – 98 Min – Color) IMDb
42. Severence (Netflix – 2006 – 96 Min – Color – UK) IMDb – Theme – Subset
43. Attack of the Crab Monsters (Netflix – 1957 – 62 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme

Oct: 13
(All theme night picks)

44. Doll Graveyard (DVD – 2005 – 71 Min – Color) IMDb
45. Child’s Play (BD – 1988 – 87 Min – Color) IMDb
45. Child’s Play 2 (BD – 1990 – 84 Min – Color) IMDb
46. Child’s Play 3 (BD – 1991 – 90 Min – Color) IMDb
47. Bride of Chucky (BD – 1998 – 89 Min – Color) IMDb
48. Seed of Chucky (BD – 2004 – 87 Min – Color) IMDb
49. Curse of Chucky (BD – 2013 – 97 Min – Color) IMDb
50. Trilogy of Terror (DVD – 2006 – 96 Min – Color) IMDb – Subset

Oct: 14
(All theme night picks)

51. The Hole (Netflix – 2009 – 92 Min – Color) IMDb
52. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (Netflix – 2009 – 96 Min – Color) IMDb
53. The Burning (BD – 1981 – 91 Min – Color) IMDb
54. ParaNorman (DVD – 2012 – 92 Min – Color – Animated) IMDb – Subset

Oct: 15
55. Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (YouTube – 1971 – 89 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 16
56. Jack Frost (DVD – 1997 – 89 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 17
57. Nightmare Castle AKA Amanti d'oltretomba (Archive – 1965 – 90 Min – Color – Italy) IMDb
58. The Caller (Netflix – 2011 – 92 Min – Color – UK/Puerto Rico) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 18
59. A Haunting in Salem (Netflix – 2001 – 86 Min – Color) IMDb
60. Return of the Living Dead III (DVD – 1993 – 97 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 19
61. Aftershock (Netflix – 2012 – 89 Min – Color – USA/Chile) IMDb
62. The Crazies (BD – 2010 – 101 Min – Color) IMDb
63. The Man From Planet X (Netflix – 1951 – 70 Min – B&W) IMDb – Theme
64. John Dies at the End (Netflix – 2012 – 99 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 20
65. ‘Vampiros en La Habana! (Netflix – 1985 – 80 Min – Animated – Cuba/Spain/W. Germany) IMDb – Theme – Subset
66. The Reeds (Netflix – 2010 – 86 Min – Color – UK) IMDb
67. Terror Tract (Netflix – 2000 – 96 Min – Color) IMDb
68. Lizzie (Netflix – 2013 – 93 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 21
69. The Monster Maker (YouTube – 1944 – 62 Min – B&W) IMDb
70. Secret Screams (Netflix – 1989 – 90 Min – Color) IMDb
71. Scanners II: The New Order (Netflix – 1991 – 104 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 22
72. Bloody Pit of Horror (Archive – 1965 – 87 Min – Color – Italy/USA) IMDb
73. The Naked Witch (Archive – 1961 – 59 Min – Color) IMDb
74. Trick or Treat (Archive – 1986 – 98 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
75. The Devil’s Carnival (Netflix – 2012 – 55 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset
76. Black Rock (BD – 2012 – 83 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 23
(All theme night picks)

77. Blood Diner (YouTube – 1987 – 88 Min – Color) IMDb Subset –
78. Lord of Illusions (DVD – 1995 – 109 Min – Color) IMDb
79. The Purge (PPV – 2013 – 85 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 24
80. Scream Bloody Murder (Archive.org – 1973 – 90 Min – Color) IMDb
81. Ghosts of Hanley House (Archive.org – 1968 – 85 Min – Color) IMDb
82. Terror Train (BD – 1980 – 97 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
83. Psycho (BD – 1960 – 109 Min – B&W) IMDb – Theme
84. Scream (DVD – 1995 – 109 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset

Oct: 25
85. Mystery of the Wax Museum (YouTube – 1933 – 77 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset
86. Chain Letter (Netflix – 2009 – 86 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
87. Triangle (BD – 2009 – 99 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
88. The Fog (BD – 1980 – 89 Min – Color) IMDb
89. Psycho II (BD – 1983 – 113 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme

Oct: 26
(All theme night picks)

90. Texas Chainsaw 3-D In 2-D ([email protected] – 2013 – 92 Min – Color) IMDb
91. Friday the 13th (BD – 1980 – 95 Min – Color) IMDb
92. Friday the 13th Part 2 (BD – 1981 – 87 Min – Color) IMDb
93. Friday the 13th Part III (BD – 1982 – 95 Min – Color) IMDb
94. Psycho III (BD – 1986 – 93 Min – Color) IMDb – Subset

Oct: 27
95. In Their Skin (AmazonPrime – 2012 – 97 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset
96. TV (120 Min TOTAL for the day)
Spoiler:

• Archie’s Weird Mysteries: Halloween of Horror (DVD)
• Ripley’s Believe it or Not: The Vampire Kit (DVD)
• Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? : Trick or Treat (DVD)
• Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: The Switching Hour(DVD)


97. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter Part 4 (BD – 1984 – 91 Min – Color) IMDb
98. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning Part V (BD – 1985 – 92 Min – Color) IMDb
99. Friday the 13th Part VI (BD – 1986 – 86 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 28
100. Devil Times Five (Archive.org – 1974 – 88 Min – Color) IMDb
101. Grave Encounters (Netflix – 2011 – 92 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset
102. Friday the 13th Part VII: A New Blood (BD – 1988 – 88 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme

Oct: 29
103. Pontypool (Netflix – 2008 – 93 Min – Color – Canada) IMDb – Theme – Subset
104. MOH: Incident on and Off a Mountain Road In 2-D (HuluPlus – 2005 – 51 Min – Color) IMDb
105. Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhatten (BD – 1989 – 100 Min – Color) IMDb
106. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Friday the 13th Part IX (BD – 1993 – 87 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 30
107. A Haunting at Silver Falls (Netflix – 2013 – 96 Min – Color) IMDb
108. The Possession (Netflix – 2012 – 92 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset
109. MOH: Dance of the Dead (HuluPlus – 2008 – 87 Min – Color) IMDb
110. Carrie (Cinema – 2013 – 100 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme – Subset
111. Jason X (Friday the 13th 10) (BD – 2001 – 90 Min – Color) IMDb

Oct: 31
112. Nightmares Come at Night (BD – 2009 – 99 Min – Color) IMDb
113. Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (HuluPlus – 1993 – 85 Min – Color) IMDb
114. Fingerprints (Netflix – 2006 – 95 Min – Color) IMDb
115. House on Haunted Hill in Color (HuluPlus – 1959 – 75 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
116. Elvira’s Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula (HuluPlus – 2010 – 120 Min – Color) IMDb
117. Halloween (BD – 1978 – 91 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
118. Halloween II (BD – 1981 – 92 Min – Color) IMDb – Theme
119. Nightmare Before Christmas (BD – 1993 – 76 Min – Animated) IMDb – Theme – Subset
120. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scotts (YouTube – 1895 – 1 Min – B&W) IMDb – WC#1
121. Le chaudron infernal The Infernal Boiling Pot (YouTube – 1903 – 1 Min – Color, Hand Tinted) IMDb – WC#2
122. Frankenstein (YouTube – 1910 – 12 Min – B&W/Tinted) IMDb – WC#3
123. Dracula (BD – 1931 – 75 Min – B&W – With Commentary) IMDb


HISTORY/GOAL:
Spoiler:

6th year participant!

Previous year's lists:

2012 = 110/88 FTW
2011 = 68/61 FTW
2010 = 127/108 FTW
2009 = 100/87 FTW
2008 = 74/57 FTW

FTW = First Time Watches (to include first time commentary listens)

This year’s goals:

-X- Beat last year’s 110
-X- Watch each 31 Films Subset on specified day - 31/31 COMPLETE -
-X- Watch at least one film for each Theme Day, on specified day - 31/31 COMPLETE -
-X- At least half as first time watches/first time commentary listens - 87/123 COMPLETE -


Stats:

Spoiler:

DVD = 24
Blu-ray Disc = 34
Netflix = 29
HuluPlus = 7
YouTube = 15
Archive.org = 7
[email protected] = 2
Amazon Instant/Prime = 2
VOD/PPV = 1
HDTV/DTV/OTA = 1
Cinema/Movie Theatre = 1

Total Watched = 123
Total First Time Watches = 87
Total Approx Min Watched = 10012
Total Approx Hrs Watched = 167
Total With Commentary = 1


Theme Nights: - 31/31 COMPLETE -

Spoiler:

Random film listed

-X- 09/30: Dawn of the Challenge - Bonus Hours - Criterion Crossover – House AKA Hausu
-X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) – Dementia 13; They Live
-X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies – Dark Night of the Scarecrow
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror – Death Ship
-X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror – Basket Case
-X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror – The Town That Dreaded Sundown
-X- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack – Frankenstein’s Army
-X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films – The Return of the Vampire
-X- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial – Twins of Evil
-X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors – Blood Monkey
-X- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns – The Quick and the Undead
-X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies – Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
-X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation – Attack of the Crab Monsters
-X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets – Curse of Chucky
-X- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror – The Hole
-X- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors – Let’s Scare Jessica to Death
-X- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors – Jack Frost
-X- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors – The Caller
-X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films – Return of the Living Dead III
-X- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films – The Man From Planet X
-X- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) – ‘Vampiros en La Habana!
-X- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP – Scanner II: The New Order
-X- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror – Trick or Treat
-X- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors - Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives – Lord of Illusions
-X- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers – Terror Train
-X- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films – Triangle
-X- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel – Friday the 13th Part 2
-X- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror – In Their Skin
-X- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost – Friday the 13th Part VII
-X- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies – Pontypool
-X- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic – The Possession
-X- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related – Halloween



31 Films Subset: -31/31 COMPLETE -

Spoiler:

-X- Any Day of the Month: Everybody - Any Theatrical Showing Carrie - Bonus Day 10/30
-X- Dawn of the Challenge: Random.org - House (Hausu) (1977)
-X- 10/01: Bladz - Black Sabbath (1963)
-X-10/02: Undeadcow - Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
-X-10/03: arw6040 - The Reef (2010)
-X-10/04: Darkgod - American Mary (2012)
-X-10/05: islandclaws - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
-X-10/06: terrycloth - The Lords of Salem (2012)
-X-10/07: Mondo Kane - The Black Sleep (1956)
-X- 10/08: ororama - The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
-X- 10/09: Darth Maher - Shakma (1990)
-X- 10/10: J. Farley - Eyes of Fire (1983)
-X- 10/11: SterlingBen - Killer Tongue (1996)
-X- 10/12: alyxstarr - Severance (2006)
-X- 10/13: Dick Laurent - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
-X- 10/14: tarfrimmer - ParaNorman (2012)
-X- 10/15: rbrown498 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
-X- 10/16: Trevor - Jack Frost (1997)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Caller (2011)
-X- 10/18: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
-X- 10/19: Chad - John Dies at the End (2012)
-X- 10/20: Dimension X - Vampires in Havana (1985)
-X- 10/21: SethDLH - Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
-X- 10/22: Gobear - The Devil's Carnival (2012)
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - Blood Diner (1987)
-X- 10/24: shellebelle - Scream (1996)
-X- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
-X- 10/26: indiephantom - Psycho III (1986)
-X- 10/27: jacob_b - In Their Skin (2012)
-X- 10/28: clckworang - Grave Encounters (2011)
-X- 10/29: riotinmyskull - Pontypool (2008)
-X- 10/30: ntnon - The Possession (2012)
-X- 10/31: mrcellophane - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Expanded Checklist: - COMPLETE -

Spoiler:

- COMPLETE 87/105 -

No specific order of viewing for qualified watches

Select 10 actors:
-X- Angus Scrimm – Incident On and Off a Mountain Road
--- Asia Argento -
-X- Boris Karloff – Black Sabbath
-X- Bruce Campbell – Maniac Cop 2
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
-X- Brinke Stevens – Psycho III
-X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye – Dracula
-X- Dee Wallace – The Lords of Salem
-X- Elisha Cook Jr. – House on Haunted Hill
--- Elissa Dowling -
-X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan – Mystery of the Wax Museum, Dracula
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
--- Jefferey Combs -
--- Jessica Cameron -
-X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) – Trilogy of Terror
-X- Katherine Isabelle – American Mary
-X- Ray Milland – X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
--- Tina Krause -
--- Tony Todd -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Alan Howarth – They Live
--- Hans J. Salter -
-X- Marco Beltrami – Carrie

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
-X- Brian Yuzna – Return of the Living Dead III
-X- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker - Trilogy of Terror
--- Dario Argento -
--- Freddie Francis -
-X- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) – Nightmares Come at Night
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
-X- Tobe Hooper – Mortuary
-X- Wes Craven – Scream

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
-X- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin – The Fog
-X- Jack Pierce – Dracula
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
-X- Dino De Laurentiis – Halloween II
-X- Joel Soisson – Trick or Treat
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) - Trilogy of Terror

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film – Friday the 13th Pt 3 (in 2-D)
-X- Anthology Film - Terror Tract
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List – Bloody Pit of Horror
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List – The Burning
-X- Based on a Novel – Carrie
-X- Cannibalism - Cannibal Campout – Blood Diner
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax – Elvira’s Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula
-X- Comedy / Spoof – John Dies at the End
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film – Hausu
-X- Death by: Chainsaw – Texas Chainsaw
-X- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory – Terror Train
-X- Documentary – Nightmares in Red, White and Blue
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space – Jason X
-X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels – Psycho, II, III
--- Film and its Remake -
-X- Found Footage – Grave Encounters
-X- Frankenstein – Frankenstein’s Army
-X- Ghost / Haunting – A Haunting in Salem
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror – Hausu
-X- Killer / Evil Animal – Primate, Shakma
-X- Killer / Evil Child – Scream Bloody Murder
-X- Killer / Evil Doll – Trilogy of Terror
-X- Made-for-TV Movie – Dark Night of the Scarecrow
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla – Attack of the Crab Monsters
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror – The Devil’s Carnival, Trick or Treat
-X- Nation of Origin: Spain – Killer Tongue
-X- Nazi – Death Ship
-X- Psychological – Triangle
-X- Rape / Revenge – Black Rock
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac – F13, Psycho, Child’s Play
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday – Nightmare Before Christmas
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea – The Reef
-X- Vampire – ‘Vampiros en La Habana!
-X- Werewolf – Return of the Vampire
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious – The Naked Witch
-X- With Commentary – Dracula
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends – The Black Sleep
-X- Zombie – The Crazies

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Roku Streaming - Hulu), (Hausu).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes).
-X- Third format, (BD), (They Live).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Japanese), (Hausu).
-X- Second language, (Spanish), (‘Vampiros en La Habana!),
-X- Third language, (French), (Nightmares Come at Night).

Select 8 decades of film history:
-X- 1890 – The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scotts
-X- 1900 – Le Chaudron Infernal AKA The Infernal Boiling Pot
-X- 1910 – Frankenstein
-X- 1920 – Wolf Blood
-X- 1930 – Mystery of the Wax Museum
-X- 1940 – The Ape
-X- 1950 – The Black Sleep
-X- 1960 – Dementia 13
-X- 1970 – The Town that Dreaded Sundown
-X- 1980 – Don’t Go to Sleep
-X- 1990 – Child’s Play 2
-X- 2000 – Hell’s Highway
-X- 2010 – House at the End of the Street

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG – ParaNorman
-X- PG-13 – House at the End of the Street
-X- R – They Live
-X- X / NC-17 – MC3: Badge of Silence
-X- Unrated – Hausu
-X- M – The Naked Witch
-X- GP - Equinox

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- (Halloween Stores tour – Spirit/Halloween Express/Misc dept stores). OPTIONAL

Venture Into the Literary World:
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (strips from Horrifyingly Mad). OPTIONAL




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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

list is finalized

DVD Talk Horror Challenge 2013


Follow each day's viewings @ Celluloid Terror for expanded reviews!
And Youtube updates here!

Please check out the disc reviews for CORRUPTION and NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR and ADAM CHAPLIN and HORROR STORIES





Goal: 100 viewings/75 first time viewings
* Denotes first time viewing

October 1
1. The Black Waters Of Echo's Pond* (Gabrielle Bologna, 2009, Blu-ray) The basic idea of the film is a good one but it is executed sloppily and suffers badly from it. 4.5/10
2. Cannibal Campout* (Tom Fisher/John McBride, 1988, DVD) Shot on video slasher... entertaining garbage. 5/10
3. Captives* (Gary P. Cohen, 1988, DVD) Even at just 80 minutes it felt about 20 minutes too long. 3/10
4. Black Sabbath (Mario Bava, 1963, Blu-ray) A damn near perfect horror film that never gets old. 9.5/10
5. Haunted Casino* (Charles Band, 2007, DVD) Middle of the road Full Moon fare. 4.5/10
6. The Night Flier* (Mark Pavia, 1997, DVD) Not bad, but I think I'd like it more if it was a miniseries and could have been expanded upon. 5.5/10

October 2
7. Out Of The Dark* (Michael Schroeder, 1988, TV) Pretty decent stalk and slash 80s trash. 6/10
8. Goosebumps "Monster Blood, More Monster Blood, How To Kill A Monster, The Girl Who Cried Monster" I was hoping this would be a fun trip of nostalgia but it was painful to sit through.
9. Bad Moon* (Eric Reid, 1996, DVD) Pure 90s cheese. 7/10
10. Lunchmeat* (Kirk Alex, 1987, Stream) Pretty unremarkable SOV backwoods slasher. 3.5/10
11. Slaughterhosue* (Rick Roessler, 1987, DVD) The last act almost makes up for a sloppy first 2 acts. 5/10

October 3
12. Below* (David Twohy, 2002, DVD) An underrated horror thriller aboard a haunted submarine. 6/10
13. The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires* (Roy Ward Baker, 1974, DVD) A collaboration between Hammer and Shaw Bros studios? Yes please. 7/10
14. The Asphyx* (Peter Newbrook, 1973, Blu-ray) A slightly heartbreaking tale of the horrors of immortality. 7/10
15. Tower Of Evil* (Jim O'Connolly, 1972, Blu-ray) Entertaining body count film set on an island, monsters and treasure and gore oh my! 7/10

October 4
16. The Blood Rose* (Claude Mulot, 1970, DVD) A bit slow going but worth it. A solid horror film heavy on heartbreak and loss. 7/10
17. The Monster Club* (Roy Ward Baker, 1980, Blu-ray) What a fun flick this is! 8/10

Bonus event- seeing Goblin live.

October 5
18. Hell High* (Douglas Grossman, 1989, DVD) - pretty lame attempt at the rape/revenge genre. 4/10
19. Child's Play (Tom Holland, 1988, Blu-ray) Felt like revisiting it, it is still fun. 7/10

October 6
20. Cabin Fever (Eli Roth, 2002, DVD) Eli Roth's first feature film is still a gory, funny time. 7/10
21 The Taint* (Drew Bolduc, 2010, DVD) - Over the top in the best way. Not perfect but damn it was fun. 7/10
22. Amusement* (John Simpson, 2008, DVD) An actual narrative would have done wonders for this. 3.5/10
23. Witchouse (David Decoteau, 1999, DVD) Why the hell did I buy this to re-watch it? It sucked years ago and it still sucks now. 2/10

October 7
24. Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies* (Jack Sholder, 1999, TV) About what I expected. 3/10
25. The Living Skeleton* (Hiroshi Matsuno, 1968, DVD) Cool mix of ghosts, atmosphere, dopplegangers and mad scientists. 7/10
26. Wishmaster 3: Beyond The Gates Of Hell* (Chris Angel, 2001, TV) More crap. This crap wasn't quite as crap as the crappy one before it. 4/10
27. Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled* (Chris Angel, 2002, TV) More garbage. 3/10

October 8
28. Hatchet 3 (BJ McDonnell, 2013, Blu-ray) I liked it more the 2nd time around. 6.5/10
29. The Evil Clergyman* (Charles Band, 1987, DVD, wild card 1) Decent short from Full Moon 6/10
30. Corruption* (Robert Hartford-Davis, 1968, Blu-ray) Great stuff here. 8/10 Click here for the full disc review
31. The Majorettes* (Bill Hinzman, 1987, DVD) Unremarkable slasher 5.5/10
32. The Incredible Melting Man* (William Sachs, 1977, Blu-ray) The special fx are what we came to see and they're on full display 6.5/10

October 9
33. Detention* (Joseph Kahn, 2011, TV) - Possibly the worst movie I've ever seen. 0/10
34. Virgin Witch* (Ray Austin, 1972, Blu-ray) Heavy on the skin, light on the horror. 5/10
35. Night Of The Demon* (James C. Wasson, 1984, DVD) Ridiculous cheesy bigfoot horror. 7/10
36. The Baby* (Ted Post, 1972, DVD)Pretty good and didn't go where I expected it to. 6/10

October 10
37. Dolls* (Stuart Gordon, 1987, TV) More awesomeness from Stuart Gordon 7/10
38. Wolfen* (Michael Wadleigh, 1981, DVD) - Decent, but a bit underdeveloped. 6/10
39. Body Snatchers* (Abel Ferrara, 1993, DVD) Surprisingly not bad. 6/10
40. Venom* (Piers Haggard, 1981, DVD) This could have been a great one had they made the Mamba more of a threat. 6/10
41. The Unseen (Peter Foleg, 1980, Blu-ray) I remember it being better than this... a bit disappointing. 6/10

October 11
42. Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso, 1990, Blu-ray) It's that time of year again. 10/10
43. Night Of The Sorcerers* (Amando De Ossorio, 1974, DVD) Solid jungle and voodoo horror. 6.5/10
44. Exorcism* (Juan Bosch, 1974, DVD) The long periods of nothing happening are what hurts this film. 6/10

October 12
45. Curse Of Chucky* (Don Mancini, 2013, Blu-ray) Not bad, better than I expected 6/10
46. The Outing* (Tom Daley, 1987, DVD) At least I get to see one fun movie with a Djinn. 6/10
47. The Godsend* (Gabrielle Beaumont,1981, DVD) Meh. Could be better, could be worse. 5/10
48. What's The Matter With Helen* (Curtis Harrington, 1971, DVD) It was okay 5.5/10

October 13
49. Jason X (James Isaac, 2001, Blu-ray) Still a crap ton of fun. 8/10
50. The Vagrant* (Chris Walas, 1992, DVD) An odd mix of humor and psychological horror that makes for an entertaining time. 6/10
51. Living Doll* (Peter Litten/George Dugdale, 1990, DVD) Pretty good stuff here. 7/10
52. Manhattan Baby (Lucio Fulci, 1982, DVD) A bore. 3.5/10

October 14
53. The Willies* (Brian Peck, 1990, DVD) A fun family friendly anthology flick. 7/10
54. Night Train To Terror (Various, 1985, Blu-ray)A trashy anthology, I dig. 7.5/10 click here for the full disc review

October 15
55. Nekromantik* (Jorg Buttgereit, 1987, DVD) This made me feel dirty. 8/10
56. Ghost Shark* (Griff Furst, 2013, TV) Pretty entertaining and not as awful as you'd think. 5/10
57. Altered* (Eduardo Sanchez, 2006, TV) A simpler creepier alien would have been better 4/10
58. A Haunted House* (Michael Tiddes, 2013, TV) Just awful. 2/10

October 16
59. The Thing From Another World (Christian Nyby, 1951, DVD) Excellent every time. 8/10
60. Toy Story Of Terror* (Angus McLane, 2013, TV, Wild Card 2) Pretty good horror movie themed short. 7/10
61. Would You Rather* (David Guy Levy, 2012, DVD) Pretty good stuff, Combs was great in it. 7/10
62. Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992, DVD) Still great. 8/10


October 17
63. Black Christmas (Bob Clark, 1974, DVD) Classic. Desperately needs a nice Blu-ray release. 8/10
64. Adam Chaplin: Violent Avenger* (Emanuele De Santi, 2011, DVD) Not for me. 3/10 Click here for full disc review
65. Hitcher In The Dark* (Umberto Lenzi, 1989, DVD) I was hoping for better out of Lenzi. 5/10

October 18
66. Nekromantik 2* (Jorg Buttgereit, 1991, DVD) Not as good as the first but still disturbing. 7/10
67. WNUF Halloween Special* (Chris LaMartina, 2013, Stream) This was an excellent production, spot on. 8/10
68. Army Of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992, Blu-ray) Fun as always 8/10
70. Dead Men Walk* (Sam Newfeld, 1943, VHS) Pretty unremarkable. 4/10

October 19
71 X-Ray* (Boaz Davidson, 1982, Blu-ray) Predictable. 5/10
72. Schizoid* (David Paulsen, 1980, Blu-ray) Pretty solid slasher. 7/10
73. Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell* (Hajime Sato, 1968, DVD) Excellent. 8.5/10
74. Island Of Lost Souls* (Erle C. Kenton, 1932, Blu-ray) Pretty great. 8/10
75. The Confessional* (Pete Walker, 1976, DVD) Pete Walker is criminally underrated. 7/10
76. Halloween 3 (Tommy Lee Wallace, 1982, Blu-ray) It's a classic. 8.5/10

October 20
77. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter* (Brian Clemens, 1974, DVD) Cool sword fighting and vampires.6.5/10

October 21
78. Scanners 2: The New Order* (Christian Duguay, 1990, Blu-ray) Decently entertaining fare. 6.5/10
79. Scanners 3: The Takeover* (Christian Duguay, 1991, Blu-ray) Worst of the trilogy by far. 4.5/10

October 22
80. Carrie* (Kimberly Peirce, 2013, Theater) Pointless and pretty boring. 4.5/10
81. Hard Rock Zombies (Krishna Shah, 1985, DVD) There are hilarious moments and terrible moments, the good stuff still holds up though. 5/10
82. Who Can Kill A Child* (Narciso Ibanez Serrador, 1976, DVD) Pretty darn good.7.5/10
83. 3 Extremes 2* (Kim Jee-Woon/Nonzee Nimibutr/Peter Ho-Sun Chan, 2002, DVD) Disappointing sequel. 4.5/10

October 23
84. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974, Blu-ray) Perfect. 10/10
85. The House Of Seven Corpses* (Paul Harrison, 1974, Blu-ray) Solid little creeper. 7/10
86. House On Straw Hill* (James Kenelm Clarke, 1976, Blu-ray) I dig it. 7/10
87. Ban The Sadist Videos Part 1* (David Gregory, 2005, DVD) Pretty good doc. 7/10
88. Ban The Sadist Videos Part 2* (David Gregory, 2006, DVD) Pretty good doc. 7/10

October 24
89. Sleepless (Dario Argento, 2001, DVD) probably the best giallo of the last 20 years. 8/10
90. Antiviral* (Brandon Cronenberg, 2012, DVD) A pretty solid debut from the son of a legend. 6.5/10
91. The Watcher In The Attic* (Tanaka Noboru, 1976, DVD) Pretty cool visuals from this Nikkatsu film. 6.5/10

October 25
92. Horror Stories* (Various, 2012, DVD) Solid horror anthology6/10 check out the disc review
93. Spirits Of The Dead* (Roger Vadim, Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, 1968, Blu-ray) A group of fine directors make a solid movie. 6.5/10
94. Swamphead (Dustin Drover/Justin Propp, 2011, DVD) I love this movie. 8/10

October 26
95. The Oblong Box* (Gordon Hessler, 1969, DVD) Great performances don't always mean a great movie. 5.5/10
96. Scream And Scream Again* (Gordon Hessler, 1969, DVD) Price, Cushing and Lee together deserve a better movie to work with. 5.5/10

October 27
97. The Purge* (James DeMonaco, 2013, TV) - How could a movie with this plot be this uninteresting? What a waste. 3/10
98. The Mansion Of Madness* (Juan Lopez Moctezuma, 1972, DVD) How bizarre. 7/10

October 28
99. Burnt Offerings* (Dan Curtis, 1976, DVD) Really good haunted house chiller. 7.5/10
100. Lord Of Tears* (Lawrie Brewster, 2013, Blu-ray) Just plain excellent. 9/10

October 29
101. Cemetery Man (Michele Soavi 1994, DVD) Such an excellent film. 9/10
102. Possession* (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981, Blu-ray) A great film with a few gross out moments. 9/10

October 30
103. Witchmaker* (William O. Brown, 1969, DVD) Freaking lame. 3/10
104. Trick 'R Treat (Michael Dougherty, 2007, Blu-ray) It just gets better and better every year. 9.5/10

October 31
105. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978, Blu-ray) One of my 2 favorite films 10/10
106. The Wolf Man (George Waggner, 1941, Blu-ray) Love it. 8.5/10

Checklist
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Angus Scrimm -
--- Asia Argento -
X Boris Karloff - Black Sabbath
X Bruce Campbell - Army Of Darkness
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
--- Brinke Stevens -
X Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - Dead Men Walk
--- Dee Wallace -
--- Elisha Cook Jr. -
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan -
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
X Jefferey Combs - The Evil Clergyman
--- Jessica Cameron -
X Karen Black (R.I.P.) -
--- Katherine Isabelle -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
X Tony Todd - Candyman

Select 2 film composers:
X Alan Howarth - Halloween 3
--- Hans J. Salter -
X Marco Beltrami - Amusement

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
--- Brian Yuzna -
X Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker - The Confessional
X Dario Argento - Sleepless
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
X Mario Bava - Black Sabbath
X Stuart Gordon - Dolls
X Tobe Hooper - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
--- Wes Craven -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin -
X Jack Pierce - The Wolf Man
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
X Dino De Laurentiis - Army Of Darkness
--- Joel Soisson -
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer:
X Dardano Sacchetti - Manhattan Baby
--- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
X Anthology Film - Black Sabbath
X Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Black Sabbath
X Appears on Video Nasties List - Night Of The Demon
X Based on a Novel - The Godsend
X Cannibalism - Cannibal Campout
X Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - The Evil Clergyman
X Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Tower Of Evil (Katarina's Nightmare Theatre)
X Comedy / Spoof - The Monster Club
X Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Living Skeleton
X Death by: Chainsaw - Black Waters Of Echo's Pond
X Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory - The Incredible Melting Man
X Documentary - Ban The Sadist Videos
X Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Jason X
X Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Wishmaster 2,3,4
--- Film and its Remake -
X Found Footage - WNUF Halloween Special
--- Frankenstein -
X Ghost / Haunting - The Haunted Casino
X Giallo - Sleepless
X J-Horror - The Living Skeleton
X Killer / Evil Animal - Venom
X Killer / Evil Child - The Godsend
X Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play
X Made-for-TV Movie - Toy Story Of Terror
X Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Troll 2
--- Mummy -
X Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror The Monster Club
X Nation of Origin: Spain - Who Can Kill A Child
X Nazi - Night Train To Terror
X Psychological - The Vagrant
X Rape / Revenge - Hell High
X Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Out Of The Dark
X Takes Place on a Holiday - Trick R Treat
X Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Below
X Vampire - The Night Flier
X Werewolf - Bad Moon
X Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Virgin Witch
--- With Commentary -
X With Two or More Horror Legends - The Monster Club (Price, Pleasance, J. Carradine)
X Zombie - Hard Rock Zombies

Watch films in at least three formats:
X First format, (Blu-ray), (Black Waters Of Echo's Pond).
X Second format, (DVD), (Cannibal Campout).
X Third format, (TV), (Out Of The Dark).

Watch films in at least three languages:
X First language, (Italian), (Black Sabbath).
X Second language, (French), (The Blood Rose).
X Third language, (Japanese), (The Living Skeleton).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
X 1930 - Island Of Lost Souls (1932)
X 1940 - Dead Men Walk (1943)
X 1950 - The Thing From Another World (1951)
X 1960 - Black Sabbath (1963)
X 1970 - The Asphyx (1973)
X 1980 - Cannibal Campout (1988)
X 1990 - The Night Flier (1997)
X 2000 - Black Waters Of Echo's Pond (2009)
X 2010 - Hatchet 3 (2013)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
X PG - The Asphyx
--- PG-13 -
X R - The Black Waters Of Echo's Pond
--- X / NC-17 -
X Unrated - The Haunted Casino
--- M -
X GP - What's The Matter With Helen


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

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




Theme Nights *Complete*
Spoiler:

X 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) - Cannibal Campout (1988)
X 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies - Goosebumps
X 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror - Below
X 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror - The Blood Rose
X 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror - Child's Play
X 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack - Cabin Fever
X 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films - The Living Skeleton
X 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial - Corruption
X 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors - Night Of The Demon
X 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns - Wolfen
X 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies - Troll 2
X 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation - The Outing
X 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets - Living Doll
X 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror - The Willies
X 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors - Altered
X 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors - The Thing From Another World
X 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors - Black Christmas
X 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films - Nekromantik 2
X 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films - Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell
X 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) - Captain Kronos
X 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP - Scanners 2
X 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror - Hard Rock Zombies
X 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors -
Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
X 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers - Sleepless
X 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films - Spirits Of The Dead
X 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel - The Oblong Box
X 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror - The Purge
X 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - Burnt Offerings
X 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies - Cemetery Man
X 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Witchmaker
X 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related - Halloween

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

THE LIST THAT DRIPPED BLOOD!

Title in Black Bold = DVD/Blu Ray from my personal collection.
Title in Blue Bold = DVD/Blu Ray rental.
Title in Red Bold = Seen online, mostly YouTube.
Title in Green Bold = Seen on TV during normal broadcasting.
Title in Purple Bold = Seen in movie theatre.
* = first time viewing.
= Movie seen in the past or present during it's original theatrical run.

September 30 - dusk
1. Cronos
(1993) Theme Night: Criterion Crossover Very lyrical and original film by then first-time director Guillermo del Toro who presents an unusual vampire tale. One can see many elements that would reappear in his later films, not the least of whom is actor Ron Perlman. The strange mixture of both English and Spanish dialogue is strange at first but it also part of the film's charm. A solid film that holds up very well.
2. Hemlock Grove* (2013) Episodes: Jellyfish in the sky / The angel My first Netflix viewing! Rather slow-moving gothic drama with some supernatural overtones. I really hope it gets better in later episodes.

October 1
3. Black Sabbath
(1963) 31 Film Subset

October 2 - TV Terror!
4. Hemlock Grove*
(2013) Episodes: The Order of the Dragon / In poor taste Things start to get interesting as the series now goes headlong into horror territory.
5. Don't Go To Sleep* (1982) 31 Film Subset Read my comment on the film's thread here.
6. The Haunting of Lisa (1996) This made-for-TV movie is more of a murder-mystery than horror with a plot concerning a little girl who has psychic visions of a murder. Pretty bland even for TV standards but still worth a look if you're a fan of Cheryl Ladd (of TV's Charlie's Angels) who still looked mighty fine in 1996.

October 3
7. Hemlock Grove*
(2013) Episodes: Hello, handsome / The crucible
8. Below (2002) Theme Night: Aquatic Horror Way above average film which brilliantly uses its environment to help tell the story instead of simply using it as a convenient excuse. A ghost story set on an american submarine during World War II - how many of those have you seen? None, I dare say. What sets this movie head and shoulders above the usual dreck is that there is an actual story here, independent of the supernatural aspect, that is really exciting. If you took away the ghosts you would still have a great movie, but the paranormal, which is quite subtle, is the icing on the cake that gives it an edge few films have. Darren Aronofsky, later to be famous for directing The Wrestler and the brilliant Black Swan co-wrote this so you know it's good. Not to be missed.

October 4
9. Dark Shadows*
(1991) Episode 1 (1:40 mins) Not the original soap nor the recent Johnny Depp atrocity but the 90's remake that at least strives for the gothic atmosphere of the original series and largely succeeds. Ben Cross is Barnabas Collins, playing him with icy demeanour and the rest of the cast does a very capable job as well. And to top it all off we get Barbara Steele so it's definitely worth a watch even if the pacing is glacial.
10. Face (AKA Peiseu)* (2005) Theme Night: Body Horror Rather tame Korean film about a man who reconstructs faces fro skulls for police investigations. Turns out he has a daughter with the heart of a murdered girl and this all leads to uncovering an organ trafficking criminal. Ghosts appear, but by now the usual long haired Asian horror phantom has lost a lot of its impact.

October 5
11. A Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia*
(2002) Theme Night: Based on True Events Not nearly as good as the first one but still a pretty decent if somewhat generic ghost story. How much of this is true? Your guess is as good as mine. The movie does star Katee Sackoff so that's a plus right there.
12. The Town that Dreaded Sundown* (1976) 31 Film Subset Read my comments on the thread here.

October 6
13. Hemlock Grove
* (2013) Episodes: Measure of disorder / Catabasis This series is taking it's own sweet time but it's starting to grow on me.
14. Borderland (2007) Theme Night: The Splat Pack This movie could also have fit into yesterday's theme of "based on true events" horror but it's bloodiness also makes it fit this theme quite nicely. What's really scary about this movie is that pretty much everything here is actually true. The movie does not show any supernatural occurrence but does show the real life atrocities that these Satanic drug dealers commit in order to have supposed supernatural powers.
15. Parasomnia* (2008) A cut above most low-budget horror, this movie strives to present an original story instead of retreading the same old ground. A young woman with a sleep disorder becomes the puppet of a killer with hypnotic powers who uses her affliction to his own evil ends. I'm not sure I understood all of it but it was a rewarding view.
16. Nomads (1986) Low-key but quite chilling and original movie about an anthropologist (Pierce Brosnan) who stumbles across a group of urban nomads who are not quite what they seem. Lesley-Anne Down also stars as a doctor who somehow shares his memories. Worth your time, I assure you.
17. The Lords of Salem (2013) 31 Film Subset Read my comments on the film's thread here.

October 7
18. Dracula's Daughter*
(1936) Theme Night: BW Film Lugosi-less sequel to the 1931 Dracula that plays more like melodrama than horror. Gloria Holden is the titular character that wishes to shed herself of the vampiric curse but her cravings get the best of her.

October 8
19. Dracula A.D. 1972
(1972) Theme Night: Peter Cushing I don't know why I'm so fond of this particular entry in Hammer's Dracula series but I've seen it more times than I care to admit. It's by no means great but also not as bad as some say. The whole Satanic vibe is amped up and there are some scenes where they went for all-out horror. And how can you pass up the opportunity to see Lee and Cushing again? The heaving bosoms of Stephanie Beachman and Caroline Munro are also a nice plus.

OCTOBER 9
20. Shakma*
(1990) 31 Film Subset Read my comments on the film's thread here.
21. King of the Lost World (2005) Theme Night: Killer Monkeys Totally bottom-of-the-barrel low budget rip-off of King King that loosely mashes up the story with The Lost World. The cheesiness of the special effects have to be seen to be (dis)believed. I saw it so you won't have to - you can thank me later.
22. Hemlock Grove* (2013) Episodes: Peter's hierarchy of shit he can live without / God doesn't want you to be happy, He wants you to be strong This series is really dragging its feet with some go-nowhere episodes. The latest one picks up a bit but not by much.

October 10
23. Eyes of Fire
* (1983) 31 Film Subset Read my comments on the film's thread.
24. Creepshow 2 (1987) Mildly entertaining sequel to Creepshow with another trio of tales in the EC Comics vein.

October 11
24. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
(1988) Theme Night: Horror Comedy Hadn't seen this one since back in the day. Elvira is beautiful, likeable and funny at the same time - no mean feat. The movie's worth it just to see her.

October 12
25. Insidious: Chapter 2*
(2013) 31 Film Subset: Bonus Day - Theatrical Showing Pretty damn scary! A worthy sequel that ties in nicely with the first one and benefits from bringing the entire main cast back.
26. The Omen (1976) Theme Night: Decapitation A classic. Nothing more need be said. Seen with commentary by director Richard Donner and writer David Seltzer.
27. Hemlock Grove* (2013) Episodes: The price / Children of the night These should have been the final episodes.
27 1/2. Hemlock Grove* (2013) Episode: Birth An OK series that in its quest to be mysterious only ends up being frustrating as it never really fulfils its potential.

October 13
28. Being Human*
(2008) Episode: Pilot
29. Vιrtige* (2009) Exact same plot as Wrong Turn but set in Croatia and with French mountain climbers. Still, not bad.
30. Devil's Harvest* (2003) I have no idea why this is called Devil's Harvest since there is no Devil and the story is set by the sea so there is no Harvest. Anyway the story concerns a woman trying to call forth a demon called Dagon but somehow the filmmakers manage to take this premise and make a totally boring film with dull as dirt characters. Not even Brian Blessed's over-the-top hammyness can save this one. Also, the DVD cover has nothing to do with the movie! Miss it.
31. Nightmares & Dreamscapes (2006) Theme Night: Killer Dolls Episodes: Battleground This episode features killer toy army men plus a cameo appearance by the evil doll from Trilogy of Terror! Adapted by Richard Christian Matheson, Richard Matheson's son, from a story by Stephen King. / Crouch End A very Lovecraftian vibe in this story that is marred by characters acting in the most clichιd manner possible.

October 14
32. Charmed
(2001) Theme Night: Family-Friendly Horror Episodes: Charmed again Parts 1 & 2 Two-parter that begins season 4 and introduces a new character - Paige Matthews (Rose McGowan) as the new sister that completes the trio after the death of Prue Haliwell (Shannen Doherty) at the end of season 3.
33. Nightmares & Dreamscapes* (2006) Episodes: Umney's last case / The end of the whole mess A couple of rather pointless episodes that are more character pieces than actual stories.

October 15
34. Let's Scare Jessica to Death
(1971) 31 Film Subset Read my comments in the film's thread here.
35. The Messengers 2: The Scarecrow* (2009) Theme Night: Harvest Horrors A sequel in name only since it carries over none of the themes or characters from the first one. Having said that, this is an OK film that stands on its own if you lower your expectations a bit. Where it really rises a notch above most film is that the story centres around adults instead of drunken teens or creepy kids. There is some above-average acting by Heather Stephens who plays the estranged wife of the farmer who plants a scarecrow and gets more than he bargained for.

October 16
36. Let Me In
(2010) Theme Night: Ice Terrors The DVD has a blurb by Stephen King where he states this is the best American horror film in 20 years. I agree, simply a brilliant film. I own the DVD and Blu Ray versions as well as the original Swedish film on DVD. I've read the original novel and have the Dark Horse Comics 4-issue prequel to the movie. Obsessive? Yes.

October 17
37. When a Stranger Calls Back
(1993) Theme Night: Telephone Terror Made-for-TV sequel to the original where a stranger stalks first minor scream queen Jill Schoelen and the Carol Kane from the original film who reprises her role. More of a thriller than horror but still delivers some chills, especially in the opening scene.
38. Being Human* (2009) Episodes: Flotsam and jetsam / Tully Despite the ridiculous premise, this show is pretty good. The characters do spend a LOT of time whining about their condition (vampire / werewolf / ghost) but the episodes are nonetheless entertaining.

October 18
39. Embrace of the Vampire
(1995) Theme Night: Erotic Horror Cheesy as hell vampire film but worth it just for Alyssa Milano's nude scenes. My DVD has both the R-rated and Unrated versions. Saw the Unrated one of course.

October 19
40. Frogs*
(1972) Theme Night: Psychotronic I had had been meaning to see this one for years and I'm glad I finally got it out of the way. The movie hinges on the inherent creepiness of frogs and other reptiles but has little else to go for it. This is a standard nature-run-amock movie with reptiles killing people for no apparent reason. And by the way, the frogs themselves don't kill anyone until the very end when they slay by simply hopping on top of someone (???). Ray Milland looks embarrassed to be in the movie and is joined by a young Sam Elliot as the hero of the piece. If you find endless close-ups of frogs entertaining, then this is the movie for you.
41. Nightmares & Dreamscapes (2006) Episodes: The road virus heads North / The fifth quarter The latter episode is the best I've seen so far and it's ironic that it's a straightforward crime thriller with no supernatural overtones.

October 20
42. Kiss of the Damned*
(2013) Theme Night: Vampires I really liked the retro feel in this character-oriented vampire movie. Some outstanding photography and a great score really elevates it above the usual low-budget fare. The movie was always one step away from total cheesiness but managed to remain classy.
43. The Others (2001) I'd been waiting for the Horror Challenge to crack open my Blu Ray copy since I bought months ago and it was worth the wait. Simply the best ghost story since, well, Ghost Story. Absolutely gorgeous photography and loads of atmosphere as well as a steady hand by director Alejandro Amenαbar and a brilliant performance by Nicole Kidman. A modern classic.

October 21
44. Carrie
(1976) Theme Night: Psychic Powers Brian DePalma takes Stephen King's novel and really makes it his own - a great suspense film. Fantastic performances all around, starting of course with Sissy Spacek as Carrie. Still holds up really well.
45. Carrie (2002) I've never read the original novel, but I've heard that this TV-movie version sticks closer to the novel than the DePalma version - this however, does not make it better. This is a competent effort with some good performances but it totally lacks the finesse and style of the original. What I did like better was Patricia Clarkson's portrayal as Carrie's mom. She gives a much more understated and effective performance in comparison to Piper Laurie's over-the-top histrionics in the original. Angela Bettis is well cast as Carrie and she pulls off the awkward teen bit very well.

October 22
46. Alice Cooper: Theatre of Death
(2010) Theme Night: Musical Horror Concert DVD that more than qualifies as a horror musical. Alice is decapitated, stabbed by a giant hypodermic needle, hung and finally impaled by swords, all the while singing songs of death and madness. Great stuff.

October 23
47. Candyman
(1992) Theme Night part 1: Class Warfare One of the best horror movies of the 90's, no doubt. A great tale of urban terror that is at the same time subtle and very graphic. Virginia Madsen's excellent performance really carries the movie and she gives her character much more depth than what we normally see in horror movies.
48. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) Theme Night part 2: Evil Families Inferior sequel that nonetheless has its moments. Candyman's story is expanded upon and this time he preys upon the family connected to his origin.
49. The Believers (1987) Theme Night part 3: Occult Detectives Martin Sheen is a police psychiatrist that investigates a series of ritual murders connected with modern day black magic. Hadn't seen this one since back in the day and was surprised at how good it was. The tension builds slowly but it delivers at the end.

October 24
50. Wes Craven's New Nightmare
(1994) Theme Night: Slasher Seen with commentary by director Wes Craven. Craven goes the meta-story route here by mixing fact with fiction and delivering the best of all the sequels. Then again considering the quality of the sequels that's not saying much, especially since after the joke-fest that was Nightmare 6 there was nowhere to go but up. Still, it's nice to see Heather Langenkamp back as well as Robert Englund himself. Freddy's makeup looks more rubbery than ever and some of the computer effects really date the movie. Could have been great but Craven missed the mark.
51. The Last Exorcism: Part 2* (2013) A sequel that's so different in tone to the original that it can hardly be considered a sequel at all. The possessed girl from part 1 (Ashley Bell) reprises her role, but the movie is pretty standard and takes the story nowhere new.

October 25
52. Fragile
(2005) Theme Night: Mystery Horror Almost all ghost stories are mysteries and this is one of the best to them. Calista Flockhart is a nurse in a children's hospital that's about to be closed down but a restless spirit has other plans. Plenty of atmosphere and some solid direction by Spanish director Jaume Balaguerσ make the movie suspenseful and never boring.

October 26
53. Alucardos: Retrato de un Vampiro*
(2011) Proving that truth is stranger than fiction this documentary tells the tale of two obsessive fans of the Mexican cult horror film Alucarda as well as that of its director, Juan Lσpez Moctezuma. Their stories intertwine in the strangest of ways, not the least of which is that they once rescued/abducted the director from a mental institution! A must-see if your a fan of Alucarda or of the eccentric (to say the very least!) Moctezuma. Moctezuma is now deceased but the film is filled with interviews with family and collaborators including Alucarda herself, Tina Romero. Seek it out if you can.
54. Jaws (1975) Theme Night: Horror Icons The shark that struck fear into an entire generation. You can't get more iconic than that.

October 27
55. Kidnapped AKA Secuestrados*
(original Spanish tile) (2010) Theme Night: Home Invasion Horror The home invasion theme is not one of my favourites since I consider it to be one-note horror with little or no plot to it. This is no exception since the brutality begins almost from the very beginning and doesn't let up until the end. Even so, I admit the movie is quite frightening, but the unrelenting bleakness of it all left me blank.
56. The Apparition* (2012) Despite the bad reviews, I decided to give this one a try because of its spin on the ghost tale - the ghost is conjured by the psyches of the the participants in a seance instead of it being the spirit of a dead person. Well guess what - the bad reviews were right. What could have been a lot more interesting is totally drained of all suspense by a clichι-ridden script and bland actors. Yes, Ashley Greene is nice to look at but that's about all this film has to offer.

October 28
57. Ghost Story
(1981) Theme Night: Ghosts and Hauntings Can't remember if I saw this one in theatres back in the day or later on HBO or something but in any case I hadn't seen this flick since back in the day. The story is somewhat predictable but it has enough atmosphere and creepiness as to make it worthwhile. It's curious to note that a horror movie starring four old men as main characters would never be made today. Alice Krieg is fantastic as the ghost since she's at the same time alluring and terrifying. I've never read the original Peter Straub novel on which it is based though I've been meaning to for ages.
58. Morgana* (2012) Dull as dishwater Mexican horror film about a vengeful ghost. Wooden acting, slow pace and a by-the-numbers script. All this would be forgiven if at least the movie was entertaining but it's just bad. Not even some gore or nudity to spice things up. Yawn.

October 29
59. Pontypool*
(2008) 31 Film Subset Read my comments on the film's thread here.

October 30
60. The Entity
(1982) Theme Night: Demonic Possession / Satanic One of the best horror films of the 80's, no doubt. Barbara Hershey plays a single mom who is raped by a demonic "Entity". Instead of going the route of being an Exorcist rip-off, the film takes a more scientific approach as a group of parapsychologists try to contain the Entity. Barbara Hershey really grounds the movie with her performance as does Ron Silver as a the sceptical doctor who tries to help her. Some outstanding effects and a good script supposedly based on a true story really makes this one a keeper. I had been waiting for the challenge to crack open my DVD and was pleasantly surprised as to how good the image looks for a film of the era.
61. Whisper (2007) Unassuming yet effective low budget film that uses memorable characters and good storytelling instead of cheap shocks. I've never been a fan of the evil kid sub-genre since they're mostly annoying instead of creepy, but the kid in this movie pulls off the creepiness as well as projecting intelligence and cunning. A group of criminals (among them The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael Rooker) kidnap a kid but get much more than they bargained for. Nothing spectacular but worth your time.

October 31
62. The Grudge
(2004) This was my introduction to J-Horror and I remember it scared the pants off me when I saw it in the movie theatre when it came out. Definitely a different kind of ghost story from what I had seen up to that point - the long hair and jerky movements of the ghost (now almost a clichι) were new and packed quite a punch. Also, the non-linear storytelling was confusing at times but not enough to distract from understanding the core story. My DVD copy is the unrated Director's Cut but aside from some scene-shuffling I could not really say that it's scarier than the theatrical cut.
63. American Scream* (2012) Theme Night: Halloween-Related Documentary about three guys who have pretty much abandoned all touch with reality as they throw their lives away building elaborate haunted houses for Halloween. Borders on the pathetic.
64. Amityville II: The Possession (1982) My favorite horror film of the 80's, period. I've been seeing it avery year since I started participating in the challenge.
65. Livide* (2011) Interesting and quite stylish French vampire film.

Here's the final tally:
Total entries: 65. This includes movies counted as one entry and TV episodes counted as two per entry.
First time views: 32
Movies seen from my own personal collection: 29 (26 DVDs / 3 Blu Rays)
Rentals: 11 (all on DVD)
Online views: 26 (20 Netflix / 6 YouTube)
Theatrical: 1

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Angus Scrimm -
--- Asia Argento -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bruce Campbell -
--- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland -
--- Brinke Stevens -
--- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye -
--- Dee Wallace -
--- Elisha Cook Jr. -
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan -
--- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
--- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
-X- Jefferey Combs - Parasomnia
--- Jessica Cameron -
--- Karen Black (R.I.P.) -
--- Katherine Isabelle -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Tina Krause -
--- Tony Todd -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Hans J. Salter -
--- Marco Beltrami -

Select 5 directors:
--- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler -
--- Brian Yuzna -
--- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker -
--- Dario Argento -
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
--- Mario Bava -
--- Stuart Gordon -
--- Tobe Hooper -
--- Wes Craven -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin -
--- Jack Pierce -
--- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

Select 2 producers:
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Joel Soisson -
--- Val Lewton -

Select 1 writer:
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Anthology Film - Creepshow 2
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Hemlock Grove (4 episodes)
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - Devil's Harvest
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Chainsaw -
--- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory -
-X- Documentary - Alucardos: Retrato de un Vampiro
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels -
-X- Film and its Remake - Carrie (1976) / Carrie (2002)
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Others
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - The Grudge
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Whisper
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Haunting of Lisa
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Spain -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Livid (Halloween)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Vampire - Dark Shadows (90's series)
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Watch films in at least three formats:-X- First format, (DVD), Charmed - 2 episodes
-X- Second format, (Netflix online), Being Human - 2 episodes
-X- Third format, (Blu Ray), The Last Exorcism, Part 2


Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (French), Vιrtige
-X- Second language, (Spanish), Morgana

--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Nomads
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Nightmares and Dreamscapes - 2 episodes
-X- 2010 - The Apparition


Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R - Amityville II: The Possession
--- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

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 (Shock Totem #3)

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

2013 Horror Movie Challenge
☼= First Time Viewing
DVD
Blu-Ray
Streaming
TV

Just a heads up, descriptions will probably contains spoilers in movies. I also hit every theme for theme night on it's given night. There is a chance I may not get that list up before the deadline, but I did complete it if you go down the list.

September 30
1.Rosemary's Baby
7/10

It had some good scares, especially the rape scene, but it seemed more of a drama than horror for most of the film. It's probably an era thing, as that's how a lot of movies were done back then, but it didn't really have me creeped out. And no idea why Dr. Hill didn't do anything for Rosemary and allowed the other doctor to manhandle her. Again, probably a generation thing, but it more or less seemed like he was in on it as well. At the end she just went with it and didn't fight it was kind of disappointing. Another thing, Rosemary should have had Guy taste the dessert when she said it tasted funny. Just seemed like something most people would do when their spouse or significant other doesn't believe them. It was well acted, just left a bit more to be desired.

2.Se7en
8/10

I wish there was more Kevin Spacey in the film. The man is a genius and played his role to a perfect T. He stole the scene in every shot he was in. The film dragged here and there, but the ending was amazing. You could feel Spacey toying with Brad Pitt and playing with each and every one of his emotions throughout the car ride and during the end. I know I saw the ending before, I just don't think I've ever watched it from beginning to end. I've never seen The Usual Suspects and know he won Best Supporting Actor for that role, but he should have gotten more than just MTV's Best Movie Villain for this role. A must watch just for Spacey.

October 1
3.The Terror
5.5/10

This was a decent film was some good acting, but the middle was just kind of uninteresting. It had some cool spooks and twists to it and the beginning and end was entertaining, but the middle just watered it down for me. It's a must watch, though, to see a very young Jack Nicholson act with Boris Karloff. I'm sure there are better movies with the two together (maybe The Raven) but it's still worth a watch if you skip the middle.

4.The Birds
6.5/10

It's a long two hour film. I understand why it is a classic, but I like more scares, less story and drama in my horror films. Forget the first half and just watch the birds chase the children or poke people to death and you have a great film. Random ending, though. Scary part is, once the movie ended, the birds outside got louder and won't shut up now =/

5.They Live
8/10

I'm a sucker when it comes to anything Piper. From his wrestling, to his appearance on It's Always Sunny, I love everything about him. It helps that when I met him, he's always a very down to Earth and fun guy that loves his fans. Even had him get me in his sleeper finisher. I always enjoyed this film and it had some great one liners, an awesome fight scene (though cheesy), and an interesting story. It's easily a must watch film and I just wish Piper got more movie roles as he can really act and bring some star power to a film.

6.Dead Hooker in a Trunk
6/10

It's the first time I actually finished this film. The beginning always just throws me off because I'm a Christian and I just am not a fan of scenes which make Christian men into such pussies and little bitches. I'm fine with watching people worship Satan and the church being evil, but something strikes a nerve with how religious men are shown as weak and cowards. Anyways, that aside, I wanted to enjoy the film. The Soska Sisters are really sweet (met them in Florida) and down to Earth. I did like American Mary as well, outside a couple of small things. And this movie is different than most films. However, the realism in this film just killed it for me. I know horror films you have to stretch the realism and just go with it, but if a woman gets her hand cut by a chainsaw and then gets that arm taken completely off by a fast storage truck, I expect her to pass out in shock or at least see blood just flow from her shoulder. And can a bat or wooden two by four really can an eye out and not make the person black out for hours, yet when her sister hits her, she is out cold? Just things like that can take me out of a movie. It's an ok flick, the Soska's are drop dead stunning, but there's a lot left to be desired in this film.

7.Greystone Park
4.5/10

This was another movie I wanted to like, even with the "Inspired By True Events" tagline. It had an interesting plot and there was some story to it. However, the random flashbacks, the Rob Zombie like visual images that didn't fit with the film, it was way too dark at times to see anything, and it seemed like it wanted to be too much like The Blair Witch Project just made it unbearable at times. There was some nice scares here and there, but nothing worth wasting 83 minutes for. Just because your dad makes great films (Oliver Stone) doesn't mean you can nor should you use him in your films either.

October 2
8.Cursed
6.5/10

I've probably seen this before, but don't really remember. This was a really strong 7+, until it got to the end. I normally don't like werewolf films and this was a reason why. The horrible CGI and fight scenes just damaged the film. It was a fun ride leading up to the end, though. Some nice jump scenes, a young Jesse Eisenberg, and I do like Christina Ricci. Why Shannon Elizabeth is listed at the top of the DVD, no idea since she is hardly in the film. I also like the wrestling scene with Jesse and Milo Ventimiglia, who I'm a fan of. They had some good chemistry together and had some good laughs throughout the film. It's a good movie, if you can get past the last 20 or so minutes of bad CGI, story, and dialogue. Just wasn't a strong way to end what is otherwise a fun movie.

9.Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
9/10

This may have been my favorite film so far. Lots of laughs and good fun with some funny spooks. It kept my entire attention and was a great watch. The only thing that bothered me was the call girl. I get why she did the things she did, for the comedy, but knowing a thing or two about call girls, they usually go after guys with money and can afford them. Clearly the main character was broke and couldn't afford her. Otherwise, a great film with a great cast.

10-12.Rose Red
6.5/10

If I watched it in segments, I may have rated this higher. It's just hard to watch a long story like this and be truly invested the entire time with a so-so cast. I loved Kimberly J. Brown in the film and a couple other actors, but otherwise, it was hard to invest in everyone as they were pretty dull. The movie did have some good scares and effects, which is a major plus, and some cool backstories, but it seemed to drag here and there. Not the best King miniseries, but decent enough for a one time view.

13.Halloweentown
6.5/10

This movie still holds up a bit after all these years. One of the classic Halloween films for kids. I feel in love with Kimberly K. Brown in The Babysitter's Club and grew to love her even more in this film. However, I'm not a big fan of the mother in this film. There's a pretty cool villain and some funny gags in this one, but they should have had a stronger actress play the mother. Still, a good one for the kids and it's good for a few laughs.

14.HalloweenTown II: Kalabar's Revenge
7/10

I felt this was a big stronger than the first film in this series. There were more scares in this one and the villain had a bigger role, which was nice. There was a few dull moments, like the lost house, but when the Halloween party turned the humans into monsters, that was a big highlight in the film and made up for it. I wish there was more time on that scene. Another good film for the kids to watch.

15.Halloweentown High
6/10

This was a fun movie with some neat characters, but it wasn't scary at all, not even a few cool jump scenes like the last movies. They could have made the Knights really scary in this film instead of flashes of brief power and fear. As for a story and characters, I thought it was good, but rated low because it wasn't scary. Good actors, though, and good ideas, so it is worth a watch with the kids. Looking for a good kid's scare, I'd stay away. Sad this is the last film of the series with Kimberly J. Brown.

16.Return to Halloweentown
2/10:

First off, the movie cover doesn't even look like the two main "stars" of the film. Second, the way they made Marnie such a dimwit and weak was baffling. This was not the Marnie we grew up with. I have no idea why they went and decided to recast, but the more I see of Sara Paxton, the more I question if I actually like her now. She was just awful and the writing was trash. They should have just had Sara play Marnie's younger sister in this film and be about her, instead of a brief mention of her and don't show her. Would have made a lot more sense. Add on the fact that Dylan is now using magic and then falls for these dumb girls when that wasn't his character in the past 3 films is strange. And the grandmother, you would think would warn Marnie about what she will encounter. This was just awful and ruins the fun out of the other 3 films. They tarnished Marnie and I'm very sad to have wasted my time on this.

October 3
17.Piranha 3D
7.5/10

This was actually a pretty fun movie. It had some nice kills, cool cameos, and hot women, all the stuff you could ask for in a horror movie. There was a WTF moment when the main character was watching porn and his mom kept walking in. He would get pissed and his mom would just smile and she knew what he was doing, at least you could sense that. It's like she wanted to catch him or something. Granted, the mom was hot, but it was pretty creepy. Otherwise, it's enjoyable. Story doesn't make a ton of sense, but if you like good kills and naked women, this is the movie for you.

18.Sharkado
5.5/10

I actually wanted to hate this movie, because of all the hype it got. However, it seemed like a regular low class horror film and I have no idea how it got so much hype...until the end. Yes, we all know Tara Reid isn't the best actress and is a kind of an airhead, but I found her to be ok in this film. Random story, but we all want something original in Hollywood and they gave it to us. This actually would have been rated a bit higher if they didn't bring us such a shitty ending where the guy gets swallowed by a shark, uses his chainsaw to cut said shark open, and somehow, it's the same shark that had swallowed one of the girls in that pack and now she is alive. Yes, I know horror movies aren't really believable to begin with and yes, this was a crazy idea of a movie, but that whole scene just left a bitter taste in my mouth in an otherwise semi enjoyable film. I mean, it had a zombie/last days of Earth feel to it, just could have had a better ending.

19.Dark Skies
7/10

This was a pretty decent film. I remember watching it in theaters and thought it was ok, but had a long debate about aliens with my friend. That aside, watching it again, some of the scare scenes still hold up and it is a frightening tale if you believe that aliens have already come and are just toying with us just because. There's a few good scares and the ending does have a nice little twist to it and isn't terrible. The kid screaming into the walkie talkie is a nice touch. It's worth a watch if you haven't seen it and looking for a good alien abduction movies.

20.The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
3/10

I'm starting to wonder if Danielle Harris just jumps onto just about any horror movie just because she's now a "Scream Queen" and wants to be paid. I loved her in the Halloween remake and in other TV shows prior, but this is just one film that she should have stayed away from. It picks up very slowly and while it does have a nice premise (board game that messes with your mind), the characters are not likable and are just plain douchebags. It finally starts to get interesting and enjoyable towards an hour into it and the buff Donald Glover lookalike is fun to watch when he turns evil. Some of the deaths are nice and I was starting to enjoy it, even with some awful acting, but the ending killed it once again for me. The whole, did this happen, did this not just happen effect is way overdone and then he turns evil all of a sudden? Maybe he's living his own nightmare for the car crash he caused. Who knows. No idea how this was enjoyed in film festivals, but I would stay far away from this piece of shit.

October 4
21.Dream House
6.5/10

I saw it in theaters and really enjoyed it. First time seeing it again and thought it still holds up. I know the ending is a bit out there, but if you don't know the story and saw the trailer, it's a nice and twisted story. I don't know why it gets so much hate and just because it had a questionable ending, why the stars decided to not promote it (did the end get a rewrite or something?). But it is somewhat believable and worth a watch at least once.

22.Dementia 13
2/10

Crap. This movie did not hold my attention at all, was kind of confusing, and just not interesting. Seemed like a two hour film that just wasted my time. Stay far away from this. Watching this may actually cause dementia.

23.Creep Van
5.5/10

It had an interesting plot. Think of someone on Craigslist who lists a car online, you go to check said car out at shady location, guy kills you while checking out the van. Sadly, I bet it is true (think I read about it in the paper or saw it on TV actually). So it's believable and the main guy doesn't have a car and is 20 something, which is something I can relate to. However, the acting is pretty poor and the main story should have been the guy selling the car setting for his next victim, not following around Campbell, the one actor in the film. Had they just focused on the car owner, it could have been better.

24.American Mary
7.7/10

I respect the Soska Twins and love Katharine Isabelle. The way the film looks is amazing and top notch stuff compared to a lot of indy films I've seen. However, there isn't much depth to the characters. Katharine shows sign of humanity after her first operation and one can tell she wants nothing to do with cutting people open. Why she is seeking a degree as a surgeon is a big question mark, but she seems to know her shit and is a very smart woman (girl power). But it's really hard to like any of the other characters in the film, which is something the Soskas' really need to work on in their next film, See No Evil 2, as well as character development. As Katharine continues on this path of body modification, something she didn't really like to begin with, her character really doesn't develop and basically shuts down at the end. One could point to the rape scene, but there isn't enough screen time for her character to break down and transition into a revenge type person. And when her Nana died, there is what, maybe 5-10 seconds of sadness and that's it. Otherwise, it's a good movie to get a look inside a different lifestyle and see how they do it. And I do believe the Soskas' know their shit on this because they have great respect towards body modification and the free spirit.

25.Dementia 13
5/10

I wanted to like this, but I just couldn't. From the stupid sex scene of AnnaLynne losing her V card (hello, can the guy not notice without protection the girl is on her period or when he pulls out not notice the blood there? Or even so, usually when a girl loses her virginity, she bleeds, so he had to expect that. Or even while going down, does he not see the blood? Ugh.) to the ending (why does she shave her head to perform surgery and why all of a sudden she magically understands what she did was wrong?). I'm surprised Ariel Winter and Malcolm McDowell took part in this and they should have had more screen time. Basically it was a mentally ill teenage girl that got turned on by blood. If I wanted to watch a deranged woman, I'd stick with May.

26.She Gods of Shark Reef
1/10

After the first couple of good films in Roger Corman Horror Collection with The Little Shop of Horrors and The Terror the rest have sucked, with this being the worst. Not interesting at all, boring story, and horrible actors. No idea why this trash was added to the collection.

27.Re-Animator
7.5/10

This was a fun movie. Not as great as I've heard, but still fun to watch. I really enjoy Jeffrey Combs and the evil teacher. Wasn't a huge fan of Bruce Abbott, but he did remind me of another Bruce...Bruce Campbell. There were some dull moments throughout the film and the ending was kind of dumb (should the girl really have died when the corpse was choking her?). But overall, brought some laughs.

28.The Evil Inside
4/10

Lala Hensley (really Hannah Ward, but I can see why she named herself different in this film) was a stand out in this film, especially at the end. This movie had The Ward feel to it (especially the ending). Most of the characters weren't likable, besides I believe Sarah (Lala) cousin. Otherwise everyone else was dull. But if you can muster the hour of crap, the end was pretty interesting and a nice twist to watch. Otherwise, stay far away.

October 5
29.Paranormal Asylum
3/10

Interesting story, being that of the ghost of Typhoid Mary, but that's about it. Save for the cute girl in the movie, it's hard to save this. It was funny when Typhoid Mary spits out the recipe for the food she made, but I don't think this movie was supposed to have laughs in it. Again, interesting idea and an ok twist, but not much likable characters and awful acting. One thing I'm learning from indy films...acting is hard to come by.

30.Apollo 18
5.5/10

I heard the movie was bad, but I had to check it out. Turns out, it was average, not horrible, but nothing amazing. Had some nice bumps and was interesting at points, but then other times it was boring and the story dragged. As reviews have said, though, the closing minutes are really good and if you can make it through it, it is worth a watch. Just really hate how the Weinstein brother came out and said this was a real movie, they found the footage, etc. seeing as the government would have killed and taken measures to make sure nothing like this would ever come out.

31.247*F
5/10

Another interesting story (theme of the day, it seems). Friends get locked into a steam room/sauna (based on a true story). I can see how it can be scary because one can easily get locked in (it's a fear for people) and the heat can make people go crazy. Plus, seeing Scout Taylor-Compton in her bikini/underwear is always worth the price of a movie. Sadly, whatever charm she had in Halloween is gone in this movie and the acting from everyone gets annoying and the plot doesn't go anywhere. I've only seen one movie (Buried) where the film is actually good in one set location for an extended period of time and that holds the attention of the audience. This one, not so much. But if you are a fan of Scout, check it out.

32-33.Bag of Bones
6.5/10

This one was yet another interesting story and could have been really good. Had a good ghost story and I've heard the book was really good. However, Pierce Brosnan simply overacts a bit too much in the film, his relationship with a new lover is questionable and has no time to develop, and I just wasn't a fan of the way his wife just died like that or even the lover. Plus, they changed a couple of key plot points from book to movie which the book did way better. Still, a decent ghost story, but left more to be desired from.

October 6
34.Amusement
5/10

A disturbed man comes back and starts attacking people who made fun of him during school. I mean, in today's time, they usually make their attack during school, not years later. But eh, what can you do. A couple of creepy moments, but nothing to really make you stick with the film and it jumps around a bit which makes it hard to follow. Does start off good, though. But once he gets the girls, it's lost that intense feel.

35.Twisted Sisters
2/10

Film was made overseas, but it's in English. Sadly, nothing really interesting happens. Crazy twin sister cuts off penises because you find out later uncle raped her. Attacks twin who was separated from family because she "cried too much" and crazy sister upset that her twin had a perfect life. Yeah...could have been so much better. Actress Fiona Horsey was good, though, and you couldn't really tell she was playing both parts, so I will give them credit for that.

36.The Others
8/10

I've seen it before when I was younger, but feel asleep because I didn't appreciate films like this. Now a bit older, it still had some dull moments, but because I knew the twist, I could pick up on little hints. The only thing that made me angry was when the father came home and mentioned about "that one day" you couldn't hear any of that scene. I had the TV on blast and I could barely hear it. It's a key plot too because when you knew the twist, you start to put the pieces together. And why they decided it's their house at the end and not want to go to Heaven or whatever it is you do after death, kind of puzzling. Mother still wants to torture her children to make them live a life as a ghost and haunt poor children.

37.The Lords of Salem
7/10

Listened to the Director's Commentary as I was interested in listening to his take on the film as I saw it twice in theaters. Didn't really get too much out, besides Dee and Patricia fought a lot on set and I already knew about the budget and death of an actor. I still like the film and it has the best sound track I have ever heard. Change of script and money issues kind of ruined the ending, but at least I heard what he had in mind for the scenes. Still some strange WTF moments, but it is a strong film for most of the movie and I liked the style of it.

38.The Dead
3.5/10

Slow and boring. Had some cool kill moments and you did wonder what was going to happen at times, but it just dragged on and on. Just not worth the time.

October 7
39.Hocus Pocus
6/10

I remember watching it as a kid and getting a kick out of it and this movie, even after all these years, is still fun to watch. Nothing amazing or ground breaking, but a good watch to remember your childhood and to watch with the kids. Has more laughs than scares and I do enjoy the crazy witches.

40.Scary Movie
8/10

Even after all these years, this movie is still comedy gold. If you weren't born in this era, you probably wouldn't enjoy it, but if you enjoyed the 90's movies, this is a nice treat. It's a shame that the Wayans' decided to stop doing these movies as this could have been an amazing franchise. The cop character was a bit too much for me, but otherwise, a real enjoyment.

41.Dracula (Spanish Version)
8.5/10

This was a nice scare and longer than the American version, which is good and bad. It gives more story and character development, but it does drag a bit here and there. This is a must watch every Halloween year. It's a shame they don't have horror actors like these anymore.

October 8
42.Absentia
7.2/10

I did enjoy this film...to a point. The cop was pretty annoying and there were some strange moments in the film, but it does make you think. There is a clear difference between the first and second parts of the film, but it is nice that the director left it open for the viewer to decide the fates. Probably doesn't have much for a second viewing, but worth a watch at least once.

43.Scary Movie 2
6.5/10

I've always been a fan of the Scary Movie films with the Wayans' Brothers and part 2 still has some good comedy to it. Not as strong as the first, but a nice nod to the horror films and pop culture. Bummer they used some of the same gags from the first film, but there's some good laughs in this one. Always worth a watch once in a while.

44.Scary Movie 3
4/10

First film without the Wayans' and it just wasn't that good. Read an article saying they left, but just saw a video stating otherwise, so not sure what the real deal is. Anyways, this movie is easily to pass over. Best one is the first. Others not even worth the time.

45.Dracula (Original)
8.5/10

Bela Lugosi is an amazing actor. It's a shame this movie didn't get the run time as the Spanish version as I would have loved to see more of Bela's expressions. It's got the right jumps and scares as well as an interesting story with a great cast. You just can't make movies like these anymore.

46.Madhouse (Original)
7/10

I seem to remember seeing this before, but I just can't seem to remember when and where, so I'm sure it might be the first time I watched from beginning to end. This film started off good and I love a Vincent Price film (not another actor like him today). He was creepy and loved the Dr. Death character. However, while the red herring line was funny, the ending was pretty strange and pretty much made the movie a joke. Wish they tied it up better as it was an enjoyable movie.

October 9
47.Shutter
7/10

I always enjoy this film. It's got some creepy images and death scenes, which is always a plus in my book. The story isn't too bad and the acting is pretty good. It does drag a bit here and there, but it's worth a watch. And the ending isn't so bad, either.

48.House Hunting
7/10

This is a pretty good independent horror film. It's got some creepy moments and the acting isn't terrible, like a lot of independent films. The story flows and while it doesn't make a lot of sense why it is happening (think The Blair Witch always landing in the same spot) it is creepy if you suspend your disbelief. Worth at least a watch.

49.Cannibal Holocaust
7.5/10

When it says "Most Controversial Movie Ever Made" they weren't joking. Now, I'm ok with the rape scene because we saw a lot more in I Spit on Your Grave but the killing of animals were pretty vicious and extreme. I can understand snakes and spiders, but they just went to town on a turtle which was hard to watch. Seeing as this was made in 1980, I still consider I Spit on Your Grave a bit more extreme (would love to see both films with Eli Roth and let him tell me why Cannibal Holocaust was more disturbing and shocking). I guess maybe because it was filmed like a true story, I'm not sure because I wasn't born around that era. However, it isn't for the weak of heart and I did like how at the end, they got what they deserved. Worth a watch or two if you can stomach the violence and rape.

October 10
50.What Lies Beneath
7/10

A little long and the acting wasn't as strong as it could have been, but it is a good story. Kind of crazy ending and it kind of didn't flow with the rest of the movie, but I did enjoy watching Michelle Pfeiffer. Harrison Ford seemed to be phoning it in at times, though. Still, it's worthy of a watch.

51.Dust Devil
3/10

Watched this for theme day and was disappointed. Story just dragged on and on, without making a whole lot of sense. It had a decent ending and an ok beginning with Dust Devil having sex with some chick and then snapping her neck, but other than that, I really don't remember too much of the movie. Hopefully we won't have this theme pop up again for a long time.

October 11
52.Frailty
8/10

I really enjoy Matthew McConaughey and thought the movie had a surprisingly good twist. And while the movie cover doesn't stick to the mind or name of the film, once I got into it, I remember watching this before. It's got good suspense and an interesting story of being able to see people for who they really are. Always love those movies where people are super religious and kill the "bad" people.

53.The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
5/10

This movie isn't bad...but it isn't good either. It's just bleh and was basically a movie to kill time. The acting isn't really horrible and there's an ok story to it. It's just not as compelling as the first film. Story kind of goes all over the place, but if one watches a biography of the whole history, there's a better chance to understand things.

54.The People Under the Stairs
7.5/10

I'm really shocked Wes Craven directed this and not someone of ethnicity. There's a lot of slapstick humor in this (especially if you lived in bad neighborhoods before) but the scare factor isn't all there as it's more comedy than horror. So, if you are looking for a good comedy with a couple of jump scenes, this is your movie. If you hate comedy in your horror or don't like racist jokes and stereotypes, stay far away from this one.

October 12
55.28 Days Later
7/10

I really liked how they made the people infected with "Rage" into all out beasts in this film and how the military turned into pricks and rapists. The acting wasn't great, though, and the story did drag. Still worth a watch for what it is.

56.Hatchet
7.5/10

I really enjoyed this film, even with some random cast members. It was a nice throw back to old school horror as there were old 80's horror actors and they had a crazy ass bad guy that just won't go down. Could have used a better leading man actor, but I enjoyed Tamara Feldman in this film. Such a shame that she didn't make the sequels. Also enjoyed the cliffhanger ending.

57.Hatchet II
6.5/10

I liked how Tony Todd had a bigger role in this film and he was quite enjoyable, but I missed Tamara in this. Danielle Harris is a really good actress, but felt Tamara did a better job. Some cool kills in this film, like the previous one, but just wasn't as good in my opinion.

58.Hatchet III
7/10

Really enjoyed this film and thought Danielle Harris did a better job in this. Wasn't a fan of Caroline Williams in this, though, and felt she kind of ruined the film. Did like how the Asian guy that was killed in the previous film shows up and makes a job about how they all look alike. This series always brings the goods in kills, but just didn't deliver like the first one.

59.The Woman in Black
5.5/10

This was a really interesting ghost story and had some chills, but the acting and pacing just didn't click. Daniel Radcliffe did not bring in a strong performance in this one and made the movie drag. I saw a sneak peak of this one and it put me to sleep, so I wanted to give it another try. There's a good story in this, but the delivery just wasn't there. Such a shame too as it could have been so much better.

60.Killjoy
4.5/10

I wasn't expecting an urban film with the cover and story, so I was quite shocked to watch the film and find out that it takes place in an urban neighborhood with ethnic teenagers. It had some laughs, Killjoy is a funny clown, but it was way too low budget with horrible acting to take seriously. If you enjoy really bad films that are good, this may be one of them.

61.Killjoy 2
3.5/10

This one was even worse than the original. I did enjoy Debbie Rochon, which was about the only thing good about the film. I'm sure Debbie has other films which are much better, so give this movie a hard pass.

October 13
62.Killjoy 3
6/10

This was easily the best out of the trilogy (though I know there is a fourth). A lot better acting and supporting cast with this one. Wish the single friend showed a bit of skin (love the Snow White complexion) but what can you do. Didn't like the ending and how they tied it together with the first film, but up until that point, it was enjoyable.

63.Puppetmaster
/10

64.Puppetmaster II
/10

65.Puppetmaster III
/10

66.Puppetmaster IV
/10

67.Puppetmaster V
/10

67.5The Walking Dead 3.16

68.The Walking Dead 4.1

October 14
69.Something Wicked This Way Comes
/10

October 15
70.Children of the Corn

71.Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice

72.Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

73.Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering

74.Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror

October 16
75.John Carpenter's The Thing

October 17
76.When a Stranger Calls

77.Children of the Corn 666: Isacc's Return

October 18
78.Children of the Corn: Revelation

79.Children of the Corn: Genesis

80.Intruder

81.5ive Girls

October 19
82.Silent House

83.Would You Rather

84.John Dies at the End

85.Buried

October 20
86.Twixt

87.Invasion of the Body Snatchers

87.5:The Walking Dead 4.2

October 21
88.5:Village of the Damned (1960)

89.5:Curse of the Puppetmaster

90.5:Retro Puppetmaster

October 22
91.5:Puppetmaster Legacy

92.5:Repo! The Genetic Opera

October 23
93.5:The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

October 24
94.5:Scream

October 25
95.5:Scream II

October 26
96.5:Scream III

97.5:Scream IV

98.5:Land of the Dead

October 27
99.5:Jaws

100:The Walking Dead 4.3

101:In Their Skin

October 28
102:Grave Encounters

October 29
103:Creepshow

October 30
104:The Exorcist

October 31
105:The Nightmare Before Christmas

106:A Charlie Brown's Halloween (Wildcard)

107:The Last Exorcism

108:Behind the Mask

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Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

2013 Horror Challenge





First Time Viewing = Orange



September 30
1. Carrie (1976) - 5/5

October 1
2. Black Sabbath (1963) - 4/5

October 2
3. The Woman In Black (1989) - 2/5

October 3
4. The Reef (2010) - 3.5/5

October 4
5. American Mary (2012) - 3/5

October 5
6. The Entity (1982) - 4/5

October 6
7. This Is The End (2013) - 4/5
8. X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1963) - 3/5
9. The Lords Of Salem (2012) - 2.5/5

October 7
10. The Devil-Doll (1936) - 3.5/5

October 8
11. Dawn Of The Dead (2004) - 3.5/5
12. The Beast Must Die (1974) - 3/5

October 9
13. Blood Night: The Legend Of Mary Hatchet (2009) - 3/5
14. Monkey Shines (1988) - 3/5
15. American Horror Story: S03E01 (2013) - 4/5

October 10
16. The Manitou (1978) - 2.5/5

October 11
17. Army Of Darkness (1992) - 3/5

October 12
18. The House By The Cemetery (1981) - 3/5
19. Creepshow (1982) - 3.5/5

October 13
20. Trilogy Of Terror (1975) - 3.5/5

October 14
21. ParaNorman (2012) - 3/5

October 15
22. Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971) - 3/5

October 16
23. Room 237 (2012) - 3.5/5
24. The Shining (1980) - 5/5

October 17
25. The Caller (2011) - 2/5

October 18
26. Possession (1981) - 3/5

October 19
27. American Horror Story: S03E02 (2013) - 4/5
28. The Walking Dead: S04E01 (2013) - 4/5
29. John Dies At The End (2012) - 3.5/5
30. Evil Dead (2013) - 4/5

October 20
31. Prince Of Darkness (1987) - 3.5/5
32. The Lost Boys (1987) - 3.5/5

October 21
33. Suicide Club (2001) - 3.5/5

October 22
34. Corpse Bride (2005) - 3/5

October 23
35. The People Under The Stairs (1991) - 2.5/5

October 24
36. Scream (1996) - 4/5

October 25
37. Scream 2 (1997) - 3/5
38. Amer (2009) - 5/5

October 26
39. Psycho II (1983) - 3.5/5
40. Psycho III (1986) - 3/5

October 27
41. Lady In A Cage (1964) - 3/5

October 28
42. The Innocents (1961) - 3.5/5

October 29
43. Night Of The Living Dead (1990) - 3.5/5

October 30
44. The Hills Have Eyes (1977) - 4/5
45. Rosemary's Baby (1968) - 5/5

October 31
46. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - 3.5/5
47. The Loved Ones (2009) - 4/5


LIST COMPLETE
Final Count - 45.5

Movie Count By Decade

1900's - 0
1910's - 0
1920's - 0
1930's - 1
1940's - 0
1950's - 0
1960's - 5
1970's - 6
1980's - 11
1990's - 6
2000's - 6
2010's - 9

Favorite Movie of the Month - The Shining
Least Favorite Movie of the Month - The Woman in Black (1989)
Favorite First Time Viewing - Amer
Average Movie Rating - 3.4/5






Theme Nights - Completed
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) - Black Sabbath
-X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies - The Woman in Black (1989)
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror - The Reef
-X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror - American Mary
-X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror - The Entity
-X- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack - The Lords Of Salem
-X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films - The Devil-Doll
-X- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial - The Beast Must Die
-X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors - Monkey Shines
-X- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns - The Manitou
-X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies - Army Of Darkness
-X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation - The House By The Cemetery
-X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets - Trilogy Of Terror
-X- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror - ParaNorman
-X- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors - Let's Scare Jessica To Death
-X- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors - The Shining
-X- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors - The Caller
-X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films - Possession
-X- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films - John Dies At The End
-X- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) - The Lost Boys
-X- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP - Suicide Club
-X- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror - Corpse Bride
-X- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors - The People Under The Stairs
Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives -
-X- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers - Scream
-X- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films - Scream 2
-X- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel - Psycho II, Psycho III
-X- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror - Lady In A Cage
-X- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost - The Innocents
-X- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies - Night Of The Living Dead (1990)
-X- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic - Rosemary's Baby
-X- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related - The Nightmare Before Christmas


Subset List
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Bladz - Black Sabbath (1963)
--- 10/02: Undeadcow - Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
-X- 10/03: arw6040 - The Reef (2010)
-X- 10/04: Darkgod - American Mary (2012)
--- 10/05: islandclaws - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
-X- 10/06: terrycloth - The Lords of Salem (2012)
--- 10/07: Mondo Kane - The Black Sleep (1956)
--- 10/08: ororama - The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
--- 10/09: Darth Maher - Shakma (1990)
--- 10/10: J. Farley - Eyes of Fire (1983)
--- 10/11: SterlingBen - Killer Tongue (1996)
--- 10/12: alyxstarr - Severance (2006)
-X- 10/13: Dick Laurent - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
-X- 10/14: tarfrimmer - ParaNorman (2012)
-X- 10/15: rbrown498 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
--- 10/16: Trevor - Jack Frost (1997)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Caller (2011)
--- 10/18: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
-X- 10/19: Chad - John Dies at the End (2012)
--- 10/20: Dimension X - Vampires in Havana (1985)
--- 10/21: SethDLH - Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
--- 10/22: Gobear - The Devil's Carnival (2012)
--- 10/23: cwileyy - Blood Diner (1987)
-X- 10/24: shellebelle - Scream (1996)
--- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
-X- 10/26: indiephantom - Psycho III (1986)
--- 10/27: jacob_b - In Their Skin (2012)
--- 10/28: clckworang - Grave Encounters (2011)
--- 10/29: riotinmyskull - Pontypool (2008)
--- 10/30: ntnon - The Possession (2012)
-X- 10/31: mrcellophane - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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2007 total: 65
2008 total: 103
2009 total: 88
2010 total: 100
2011 total: 55
2012 total: 89
2013 goal: 50

september 30
1. SUSPIRIA (1977) - 5/5

october 1
2. THE FOG (1980) - 4/5

october 2
3. THE LOVED ONES (2009) - 3.5/5

october 3
4. THE CRAZIES (1973) - 3.5/5

october 4

october 5

october 6
5. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) - 4/5
6. THE LOST BOYS (1987) - 4/5

october 7
7. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)* - 4/5
8. HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982) - 4/5
9. WORLD WAR Z (2013)* - 3.5/5
10. APRIL FOOL'S DAY (1986) - 3.5/5

october 8
11. LIFEFORCE (1985) - 3.5/5

october 9
12. THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970)* - 3.5/5
13. SPLINTER (2008) - 3.5/5

october 10
14. MOTHER'S DAY (1980)* - 3.5/5

october 11
15. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) - 5/5

october 12
16. THE EXORCIST (1973) - 5/5
17. CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) - 4/5
18. CUJO (1983) - 3.5/5
19. GRACE (2009) - 3.5/5
20. THEY LIVE (1988) - 4/5
21. THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND (2009)* - 2.5/5

october 13
22. POLTERGEIST (1982) - 5/5
23. POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (1986) - 4/5
24. POLTERGEIST III (1988) - 3/5
25. DEAD BEFORE DAWN (2012)* - 2/5
26. ALLIGATOR (1980) - 3.5/5

october 14
27. THE MUMMY (1932) - 4.5/5
28. THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987) - 4/5
29. IDLE HANDS (1999) - 3.5/5

october 15
30. FRANKENWEENIE (2012) - 3.5/5

october 16
31. TERROR TRAIN (1980) - 3.5/5

october 17
32. THE BURNING (1981) - 4/5
33. SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983) - 4/5

october 18
34. THE WICKER MAN (1973) - 4.5/5

october 19

october 20

october 21
35. RE-ANIMATOR (1985) - 5/5

october 22
36. [REC] (2007) - 4/5
37. [REC] 2 (2009) - 4.5/5
38. [REC] 3: GENESIS (2012) - 3.5/5

october 23
39. TWINS OF EVIL (1971)* - 3.5/5

october 24
40. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012) - 4/5

october 25
41. THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) - 4/5

october 26
42. KURONEKO (1968)* - 4/5
43. CURSE OF CHUCKY (2013)* - 3.5/5

october 27
44. THE THING (1982) - 5/5
45. BEETLEJUICE (1988) - 5/5

october 28
46. THE CAR (1977) - 3.5/5

october 29
47. TRICK 'R TREAT (2007) - 4/5

october 30
48. PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987) - 4/5

october 31
49. IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN (1966) - 5/5
50. DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) - 5/5


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Year #2.

CCC=Criterion Challenge Crossover
SUB=Subset title
THM=Theme Day title
UNI=Universal Monsters et al.
HAM=Hammer

September 30th
  • 001 ☼ [CCC] ☼ Carrie (1976) {R|(UK:X)} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 002 ☼? [CCC] ☼ Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) {R} - R1 Two-Disc DVD Library Loan

October 1st
  • 003 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Nightmare Cinema with Lord Mortimer Mortis presents... Black Sabbath (1963) {UR} - YouTube-in-10-parts
  • 004 ☼ [THM] ☼ The Terror (1963) {PG} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 005 ☼? [(THM)] ☼ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913) {?} - YouTube
  • 006Critters (1986) {PG-13} - R1 Four-pack DVD Library Loan
  • 007 ☼ [THM] ☼ Critters 2 (1988) {PG-13} - R1 Four-pack DVD Library Loan

October 2nd
  • 008 ☼ [THM] (CA)Death at Love House (1976) {UR} - YouTube
  • 009 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Don't Go to Sleep (1982) {?} - GMail Subset
  • 010 ☼ [THM] ☼ Trucks (1997) {PG-13} - Amazon Instant Video

October 3rd
  • NFC? ☼ [(THM)] ☼ Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 011 ☼ [THM] ☼ The Bay (2012) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 012 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Reef (2010) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 013 ☼ [] ☼ Scary Movie (2000) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 014 ☼ [] ☼ Critters 3 (1991) {PG-13} - R1 Four-pack DVD Library Loan

October 4th
  • 015 ☼ [SUB] ☼ American Mary (2012) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 016 ☼ [THM] ☼ The Re-Animator (1985) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 017 ☼ [thm?] ☼ The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) {Approv.} - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 018 ☼ [] ☼ Scared to Death (1947) {Approv.} - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 019 ☼? [] ☼ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde {John Barrymore} (1920) {UR} - YouTube|Amazon

October 5th
  • 020 ☼? [UNI] ☼ The Hunchback of Notre Dame {Lon Chaney Sr.} (1923) {UR} - YouTube|Amazon
    017 The Picture of Dorian Gray - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • 017.5 ☼ [THM] ☼ Stairway to Light (1945) {Approv.}
  • 021 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 022 ☼ [THM] ☼ Open Water (2003) {R} - Amazon Instant Video

October 6th
  • 023 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Lords of Salem (2012) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 024 ☼ [THM] ☼ High Tension [AKA Haute Tension] (2003) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 025 [THM] Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 026 ☼? [UNI] ☼ The Phantom of the Opera {Lon Chaney Sr.} (1925) {UR} - Amazon|YouTube

October 7th
  • 027 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Black Sleep [AKA Dr. Cadman's Secret] (1956) {UR} - GMail Subset
  • 028 ☼ [UNI|THM] ☼ The Cat and the Canary (1927) {UR} - YouTube|Amazon
  • 029 ☼ [] ☼ Critters 4 (1992) {PG-13} - R1 Four-pack DVD Library Loan
  • 030 ☼ [UNI|THM] ☼ The Last Performance (1927/1929) {?} - YouTube
  • 031 ☼ [UNI|THM] ☼ The Man Who Laughs (1929) {NR} - YouTube-in-11-parts

October 8th
  • 032 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) {UR} - GMail Subset
  • 033 ☼ [THM] ☼ The House That Dripped Blood (1971) {GP|PG} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 034 ☼ [] ☼ Succubus: Hell-Bent (2007) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 035 ☼ [] ☼ The House on Haunted Hill (1959) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 036 ☼ [] ☼ Maniac Cop 2 (1990) {R|18} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 037 ☼ [UNI] ☼ The Last Warning (1929) {?} - YouTube

October 9th
  • 038 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Shakma (1990) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 039 ☼ [THM] ☼ Bride of the Gorilla (1951) {Passed} - R1 The Beast Box DVD

October 10th
  • 040 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Eyes of Fire (1983) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 041 [UNI] Dracula {Bela Lugosi} (1931) {Approv.} - R1 Legacy Collection DVD
  • 042 ☼ [THM] ☼ Soul Catcher (2011) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 043 Nosferatu (1922) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video (Kino)
  • 044 ☼? [] ☼ The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video (Kino)

October 11th
  • 045 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Killer Tongue [AKA La Lengua Asesina (1996) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 046 ☼ [] ☼ 11-11-11 (2011) {PG-13} - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 047 ☼? [THM] ☼ The Raven (1963) {G} - R1 Vincent Price Three Pack DVD Library Loan

October 12th
  • 048 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Severance (2006) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 049 ☼? [] ☼ The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) {Approv.|(UK:X)} - R1 Vincent Price Three Pack DVD Library Loan
  • 050 ☼? [] ☼ Tales of Terror (1962) {Approv.} - R1 Vincent Price Three Pack DVD Library Loan
  • 051 ☼ [THM] ☼ 6 Shes and a He (1963) {NR} - YouTube

October 13th
  • 052 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Trilogy of Terror (1975) {UR} - GMail Subset
  • 053 [THM] Attack of the Puppet People (1958) {Approv.} - Amazon Instant Video

October 14th
  • 054 ☼ [THM] ☼ Beetlejuice [AKA Beetle Juice] (1988) {PG} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 0-- ☼ [THM] ☼ Bugs Bunny's Howl-oween Special (1978) {?} - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 0-- [THM] Silly Symphony: Skeleton Dance (1929) {?} - YouTube
  • 0-- ☼? [THM] ☼ Mickey Mouse in Lonesome Ghosts (1937) {?} - YouTube
  • 055 [SUB] ParaNorman (2012) {PG} - GMail Subset
  • 056 ☼ [] ☼ The Lost Boys (1987) {R} - Amazon Instant Video

October 15th
  • 057 ☼ [THM] ☼ Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) {R} - R1 Multipack DVD
  • 058 [UNI] Frankenstein (1931) {UR} - R1 Legacy Collection DVD
  • --- ☼ [] ☼ Bugs Bunny in Water, Water Every Hare (1952) {Approv.} - YouTube
  • 059 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) {GP|PG-13} - GMail Subset

October 16th
  • 060 ☼ [] ☼ The Vampire Diaries - Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot" {TV-14} - R1 Season 1 DVD Library Loan
  • 060 ☼ [] ☼ The Vampire Diaries - Season 1, Episode 2 "The Night of the Comet" {TV-14} - R1 Season 1 DVD Library Loan
  • 061 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Jack Frost (1997) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 062 ☼ [] (CA)Satan's School for Girls (1973) {?} - YouTube
  • 063 ☼ [THM] ☼ Bikini Girls on Ice (2009) {?} - YouTube

October 17th
  • 064 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Caller (2011) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 065 ☼ [] (CA)Jekyll and Hyde {Michael Caine} (1990) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 066 ☼ [THM] ☼ 976-EVIL II: The Astral Factor (1992) {R} - YouTube

October 18th
  • 067 ☼ [THM] ☼ Demoniac [AKA Curse of the Living Dead, Les Demoniaques] (1974) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 068 Donald Duck in Trick or Treat (1952) {?} - YouTube
  • 069 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993) {R} - GMail Subset

October 19th
  • 070 ☼ [] ☼ Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) {UR} - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 071 ☼ [SUB] ☼ John Dies at the End (2012) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 072 The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 073 ☼ [THM] (CA)Troll (1986) {PG-13} - Amazon Instant Video

October 20th
  • 074 ☼? [] ☼ Faust (AKA Faust - Eine deutsche Volkssage) (1926) {NR} - Amazon Instant Video (Kino)
  • 075 ☼ [SUB] ☼ ‘Vampiros en La Habana! [AKA Vampires in Havana] (1985) {(13|U)} - GMail Subset
  • 076 ☼ [] ☼ Fido (2006) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • --- ☼ [] ☼ Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus [AKA L'ile de Calypso ou Le Gιant Polyphθme] (1905) {?} - YouTube
  • 077 ☼ [THM] ☼ The Vampire Bat (1933) {TV-PG} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 078 ☼ [THM] ☼ Cinematic Titanic: Blood of the Vampires [AKA Whisper to the Wind) (1966|2009) {GP/?} - Amazon Instant Video

October 21st
  • 079 ☼? [thm] ☼ (Spanish) Drαcula (1931) {UR} - R1 Legacy Collection DVD
  • 080 ☼ [THM] ☼ Murder by Decree (1979) {PG} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 081 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Scanners II: The New Order (1991) {R} - GMail Subset
  • 082 ☼ [THM] ☼ The Evil Mind [AKA The Clairvoyant] (1934/1935) {TV-G} - YouTube
  • 083 ☼ [] ☼ The Golem (1920) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video (Kino)
  • 084 ☼ [thm] ☼ Subspecies (1991) {R} - Amazon Instant Video

October 22nd
  • 0-- [THM] Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Season 6, Episode 7 "Once More With Feeling" (2001) {TV-PG} - Amazon Instant Video
  • NFC? ☼ [] ☼ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 085 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Devil's Carnival (2012) {?} - GMail Subset
  • 086 ☼ [THM] ☼ Suck (2009) {R} - GMail Subset

October 23rd
  • 087 ☼ [] ☼ Cannibal! The Musical (1996) {R} - YouTube
  • 088 ☼ [] ☼ Halloweentown (1998) {TV-G} - R1 Two-Pack DVD Library Loan
  • 0-- [] The Haunted Castle (1896) - YouTube
  • 089 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Blood Diner (1987) {UR} - GMail Subset
  • 090 ☼ [THM] ☼ The Norliss Tapes (1973) {?} - YouTube
  • 091 [THM] Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) {R} - R1 DVD Library Loan

October 24th
  • 092 ☼ [THM] ☼ La Morte Risale a Ieri Sera [AKA Death Occurred Last Night] (1970) {?} - YouTube
  • 093 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Scream (1996) {R|NC-17} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 094 [thm] The Hands of Orlac [AKA Orlacs Hδnde) (1924) - Amazon Instant Video (Kino)
  • LIVEDisney's Beauty and the Beast on Stage
  • 095 ☼ [THM] ☼ Scream 2 (1997) {R} - Amazon Instant Video

October 25th
  • 096 [] Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) {PG} - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 097 [thm] Sleepy Hollow (1999) {R} - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 098 ☼ [THM] ☼ Midnight Faces (1926) {?} - YouTube
  • 099 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) {UR} - GMail Subset
  • 100 ☼ [thm] ☼ Scream 3 (2000) {R} - Amazon Instant Video

October 26th
  • 101 ☼ [THM] ☼ Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001) {TV-G} - R1 Two-Pack DVD Library Loan
  • 102 ☼ [THM] ☼ Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • LIVEStar Trek Group Halloween Party
    • WC-103 ☼? [THM] ☼ Superman and the Mole-Men (1951) {Approv.} - DVD/Projector
  • 104 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Psycho III (1986) {R} - GMail Subset

October 27th
  • 0-- ☼ [] ☼ Jake and Never Land Pirates - Season 1, Episode 22a "Night of the Golden Pirate Pumpkin" - Live TV
  • 0-- ☼ [] ☼ Jake and Never Land Pirates - Season 1, Episode 22b "Trick or Treasure" - Live TV
  • 105 ☼ [thm] ☼ Troll 2 (1990) {PG-13} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 106 ☼ [] ☼ The Monster Squad (1987) {PG-13} - R1 20th Anniversary DVD Library Loan
  • 107 ☼ [SUB] ☼ In Their Skin (2012) {(UK:15)} - GMail Subset
  • 108 ☼ [THM] ☼ Funny Games (2007) {R} - YouTube

October 28th
  • 109 ☼ [thm] ☼ The Hollow (2004) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 110 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Grave Encounters (2011) {NR} - GMail Subset
  • 111 ☼ [] ☼ Ginger Snaps (2000) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 112 ☼ [THM] ☼ An American Haunting (2005) {PG-13} - R1 DVD Library Loan
    106 The Monster Squad
    • 113 ☼ [] ☼ Monster Squad Forever! (Six Parts) (2007) {?}
    • Deleted Scenes
  • 114 ☼ [] ☼ The Dunwich Horror (1970) {R|M} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 115 ☼ [] ☼ Scary Movie 2 (2001) {R} - Amazon Instant Video

October 29th
  • 116 ☼ [] ☼ Aaah! Zombies!! [AKA Wasting Away] (2007) {(UK:15)} - Amazon Instant Video
  • 117 ☼ [SUB] ☼ Pontypool (2008) {NR} - GMail Subset
  • 118 ☼ [THM] ☼ Warm Bodies (2013) {PG-13} - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: "Boy Meets, Er, Doesn't Eat Girl"
  • 119 ☼ [] ☼ Student Bodies (1981) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
    • 120 ☼ [THM] ☼ Zombie High (1987) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
    • 121 [THM] Zombie Strippers! (2008) {R} - GMail Subset

    October 30th
    • --- ☼ [] ☼ 90% of The Phantom of the Opera [Argento] (1998) - YouTube in 8/9 Parts
    • 122 ☼ [THM] ☼ Pumpkinhead (1988/89) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
    • 123 ☼ [] ☼ The Driller Killer (1979) {UR} - YouTube
    • 124 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Possession (2012) {PG-13} - Amazon Instant Video
    • 125 [] The Addams Family (1991) {PG-13} - Amazon Instant Video
    • 126 ☼ [] ☼ ReVamped (2007) {R} - Amazon Instant Video
    • 127 ☼ [] ☼ Scre4m [AKA Scream 4] (2011) {R} - GMail Subset
    • 128 ☼ [THM] ☼ Meeting at Midnight [AKA Black Magic] (1944) {Approv.} - Amazon Instant Video

    October 31st
    • 129 ☼ [THM] ☼ Every Other Day is Halloween (2010) {?} - Amazon Instant Video
    • 130 ☼ [SUB] ☼ The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) {PG} - R1 DVD Library Loan
      • 131 ☼ [] ☼ Warning Shadows [AKA Schatten - Eine nδchtliche Halluzination] (1923) {UR} - Amazon Instant Video (Kino)
      • WC - 132 ☼ [] ☼ Bedazzled (2000) {PG-13} - Amazon Instant Video



      Watching...

      tourist trap 79

      Zombieland
      Stripperland

      Piled Up
      Bride of Gorilla/Bela vs Brooklyn

      The Blob
      C.H.U.D.
      The Thing

      King Kong - AiV



      THEME NIGHTS
      Spoiler:
      -X- 10/01: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - 1963 (50th) Vs. 1988 (25th) -
      -X- 10/02: Cathode Ray Tube: Retina of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies -
      -X- 10/03: Just When You Thought it Was Safe... - Aquatic Horror -
      -X- 10/04: Disease, Decay, Mutilation & Mutation...It's No Vacation - Body Horror -
      -X- 10/05: Inspiration Courtesy of Life's Depravities - "Inspired By True Events" Horror -
      -X- 10/06: A Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence Nine - The Splat Pack -
      -X- 10/07: Blood Doesn't Always Run Red - B&W Horror Films -
      -X- 10/08: The Gentleman of Horror Turns 100 - Peter Cushing Centennial -
      -X- 10/09: The Monkey Did It! - Killer Monkeys / Gorillas / Jungle Horrors -
      -X- 10/10: Native Curses Bring On the Hearses - Native American / Horror Westerns -
      -X- 10/11: Well Hello Mister Fancypants - Horror Comedies -
      -X- 10/12: Headstrong and Ahead in the Game of Afterlife - Death By Decapitation -
      -X- 10/13: Burn It! Send it to Hell! Toys That Play w/ YOU - Killer Dolls / Puppets -
      -X- 10/14: Light on Gore, Yet Enough to Piss the Floor - Family-Friendly Horror -
      -X- 10/15: Old MacDonald Is No Saint; Farmville It Ain't - Harvest Horrors -
      -X- 10/16: Slippery When Wet. Deviously Psychotic? You Bet! - Ice Terrors -
      -X- 10/17: When a Stranger Calls From Inside the House - Telephone Terrors -
      -X- 10/18: Some T&A, Innuendo or Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Erotic / Sexy Horror Films -
      -X- 10/19: BatShitCrazy Insane...Exact Opposite of Plain - Psychotronic Horror Films -
      -X- 10/20: Tru Blood and Glitter-Free Since 1734 A.D. - Vampires (Happy B-Day, Bela) -
      -X- 10/21: Reading Minds 1 Blood-Curdling Scream At a Time - Psychic Abilities / ESP -
      -X- 10/22: Singing in the Rain While Inflicting the Pain - Musical / Rock 'n Roll Horror -
      -X- 10/23: Tyrannically Thrown Together Threesome of Terrifically Tantalizing Terrors -
      Evil Families -or- Class Warfare -or- Occult Detectives -
      -X- 10/24: They Slice, Dice & Gut You Like a Fish - Slashers, 2 / Giallos / Serial Killers -
      -X- 10/25: Mysterious Order of the Hallucinating Horrornauts - Mystery Horror Films -
      -X- 10/26: Mass Marathon of the Damned IV -Icons -&- Sequels: The Prequel -
      -X- 10/27: Privacy Invaded. Retribution Contemplated. - Home Invasion Horror -
      -X- 10/28: They're Here and They're Clear - Supernatural / Haunted House / Ghost -
      -X- 10/29: Pop Culture Phenoms That Can't Take a Hint; Employed By Sprint - Zombies -
      -X- 10/30: Demented Debauchery of Devil's Night Redux - Demonic Possession / Satanic -
      -X- 10/31: Something Good Will Eventually Go Here - Halloween Related -


      SUBSET
      Spoiler:
      -X- 10/01: Bladz - Black Sabbath (1963)
      -X- 10/02: Undeadcow - Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
      -X- 10/03: arw6040 - The Reef (2010)
      -X- 10/04: Darkgod - American Mary (2012)
      -X- 10/05: islandclaws - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
      -X- 10/06: terrycloth - The Lords of Salem (2012)
      -X- 10/07: Mondo Kane - The Black Sleep (1956)
      -X- 10/08: ororama - The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
      -X- 10/09: Darth Maher - Shakma (1990)
      -X- 10/10: J. Farley - Eyes of Fire (1983)
      -X- 10/11: SterlingBen - Killer Tongue (1996)
      -X- 10/12: alyxstarr - Severance (2006)
      -X- 10/13: Dick Laurent - Trilogy of Terror (1975)
      -X- 10/14: tarfrimmer - ParaNorman (2012)
      -X- 10/15: rbrown498 - Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
      -X- 10/16: Trevor - Jack Frost (1997)
      -X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Caller (2011)
      -X- 10/18: The Man with the
      Golden Doujinshi - Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
      -X- 10/19: Chad - John Dies at the End (2012)
      -X- 10/20: Dimension X - Vampires in Havana (1985)
      -X- 10/21: SethDLH - Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
      -X- 10/22: Gobear - The Devil's Carnival (2012)
      -X- 10/23: cwileyy - Blood Diner (1987)
      -X- 10/24: shellebelle - Scream (1996)
      -X- 10/25: Doc Moonlight - Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
      -X- 10/26: indiephantom - Psycho III (1986)
      -X- 10/27: jacob_b - In Their Skin (2012)
      -X- 10/28: clckworang - Grave Encounters (2011)
      -X- 10/29: riotinmyskull - Pontypool (2008)
      -X- 10/30: ntnon - The Possession (2012)
      -X- 10/31: mrcellophane - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


      CHECKLIST
      Spoiler:
      Select 10 actors:
      -X- Angus Scrimm - Subspecies
      -X- Asia Argento - Phantom of the Opera
      -X- Boris Karloff -
      -X- Bruce Campbell - Maniac Cop II
      -X- Bradford Dillman -or- Donald Sutherland - An American Haunting
      --- Brinke Stevens -
      -X- Conrad Veidt -or- Dwight Frye - The Last Warning
      --- Dee Wallace -
      -X- Elisha Cook Jr. - House on Haunted Hill
      --- Elissa Dowling -
      -X- Fay Wray -or- Edward Van Sloan -
      -X- Ingrid Pitt -or- Virginia Wetherell -
      --- Ivan Rasimov -or- Robert Quarry -
      -X- Jefferey Combs -
      --- Jessica Cameron -
      -X- Karen Black (R.I.P.) - Children of the Corn IV
      -X- Katherine Isabelle - Ginger Snaps
      --- Ray Milland -
      --- Tina Krause -
      --- Tony Todd -

      Select 2 film composers:
      -x- Alan Howarth - Bram Stoker's Dracula (sound dept.)
      -x- Hans J. Salter - The Last Warning ((Mummy's Hand/The Wolf Man))
      -X- Marco Beltrami - Scream 4

      Select 5 directors:
      -X- Bert I. Gordon -or- William Girdler - Attack of the Puppet People
      -X- Brian Yuzna - Return of the Living Dead III
      -X- Dan Curtis -or- Pete Walker - The Norliss Tapes
      -x- Dario Argento - Phantom of the Opera
      --- Freddie Francis -
      -x- Jess Franco (R.I.P.) -
      --- Mario Bava - (Herc Haunted World)
      -X- Stuart Gordon -
      --- Tobe Hooper -
      -X- Wes Craven - Scream

      Select 2 make-up effects artists:
      -x- Amalgamated Dynamics -or- Rob Bottin - Bedazzled
      -X- Jack Pierce - The Man Who Laughs
      --- John Chambers -or- Joe Blasco -

      Select 2 producers:
      --- Dino De Laurentiis -
      --- Joel Soisson - (Hellraiser Revelations)
      --- Val Lewton -

      Select 1 writer:
      --- Dardano Sacchetti -
      -X- Richard Matheson (R.I.P.) -

      Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
      --- *3-D Film -
      -X- Anthology Film -
      -X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Golem
      -X- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Driller Killer
      -X- Based on a Novel -
      -X- Cannibalism - Cannibal! The Musical
      -X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - The Dunwich Horror
      -X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
      -X- Comedy / Spoof -
      -X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
      --- Death by: Chainsaw -
      --- Distributor / Studio: Shout! Factory / Scream Factory -
      -X- Documentary - Monster Squad Forever
      -X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Critters 4
      -X- Film and at Least Two of its Sequels - Scream 2, 3, 4
      --- Film and its Remake -
      -X- Found Footage -
      -X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
      -X- Ghost / Haunting -
      -X- Giallo -
      --- J-Horror -
      --- Killer / Evil Animal -
      -X- Killer / Evil Child -
      -X- Killer / Evil Doll -
      -X- Made-for-TV Movie - Death at Love House
      -X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
      --- Mummy -
      -X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Repo!
      --- Nation of Origin: Spain -
      --- Nazi -
      -X- Psychological -
      -X- Rape / Revenge -
      -X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
      --- Takes Place on a Holiday -
      -X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
      -X- Vampire -
      --- Werewolf -
      -X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
      --- With Commentary -
      -X- With Two or More Horror Legends -
      -X- Zombie -

      Watch films in at least three formats:
      -X- First format, (DVD), (insert title).
      -X- Second format, (TV), (insert title).
      -X- Third format, (Amazon Instant Video), (insert title).

      Watch films in at least three languages:
      -X- First language, (Spanish), (insert title).
      -X- Second language, (Italian), (insert title).
      -X- Third language, (German), (insert title).

      Select 8 decades of film history:
      -X- 1890 -
      -X- 1900 -
      -X- 1910 -
      -X- 1920 -
      -X- 1930 -
      -X- 1940 -
      -X- 1950 -
      -X- 1960 -
      -X- 1970 -
      -X- 1980 -
      -X- 1990 -
      -X- 2000 -
      -X- 2010 -

      Select 4 ratings:
      -X- G - The Raven
      -X- PG - The Terror
      -X- PG-13 - 11-11-11
      -X- R -
      -X- X / NC-17 - Scream (supposedly)
      -X- Unrated - Zombie Strippers!
      -X- M - The Dunwich Horror
      -X- GP - The House That Dripper Blood


      Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
      -X- (Star Trek Masquerade Part)

      Venture Into the Literary World:
      -X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (Frankenstein, illustrated by Frazer Irving)





      STATISTICS:
      Spoiler:


      FILMS ONLY: 130
      First Time Films: 118


      Decades (Films):
      1910s: 1
      1920s: 14
      1930s: 6
      1940s: 3
      1950s: 5
      1960s: 7
      1970s: 14
      1980s: 17
      1990s: 23
      2000s: 24
      2010s: 16

      Various Shorts: 8
      TV episodes: 4

      Most-Watched Years
      8: 2012
      6: 2007
      5: 2011
      4: 1963/1987/1990/1996/2000

      Ratings
      (Based largely on IMDb's primary rating. Inaccurate.)
      "G" - c.1
      "Approved" - c.10
      "Passed" - c.1
      "NR" - c.5
      "GP" - c.2
      "PG" - c.6
      "PG-13" - c.14
      "UR" - c.24
      "M" - c.1
      "R" - c.48

      "U" - c.1
      TV-G - c.3
      TV-PG - c.2
      TV-14 - c.2
      UK-15 - c.2

      UNKNOWN/Unlisted Ratings - c.17



      Formats
      DVD (Library): 26
      Personal DVD: 6
      Blu: 0
      Amazon Instant Video: 57
      (of which Kino-on-Amazon): 6
      GMail Subset: 30
      YouTube: 29
      YT and/or Amazon: 4
      TV: 2

      (Live Events: 2)
      (Books: 2)




      Films starring Charlie's Angels: 4
      Universal "Horrors": 8

      Spoiler:

      Decades (FILMS+SHORTS):
      1890s: 1
      1900s: 1
      1910s: 1
      1920s: 15
      1930s: 7
      1940s: 4
      1950s: 7
      1960s: 7
      1970s: 15
      1980s: 17
      1990s: 23
      2000s: 24
      2010s: 16


      FILM ONLY YEARS:
      1913
      1920 (3)
      1922
      1923 (2)
      1924
      1925
      1926 (2)
      1927 (1.5) (Last Performance 27/29)
      1929 (2.5) (Last Performance 27/29)
      1931 (3)
      1933 (2)
      1934 (.5) (The Evil Mind 34/35)
      1935 (.5) (The Evil Mind 34/35)
      1944
      1945
      1947
      1951 (2)
      1956
      1958
      1959
      1960
      1961
      1962
      1963 (4)
      1970 (2)
      1971 (2.5) (Cinematic Titanic: Blood of the Vampire)
      1973 (2)
      1974
      1975
      1976 (3)
      1979 (2)
      1981
      1982
      1983 (2)
      1985 (2)
      1986 (3)
      1987 (4)
      1988 (3)
      1989
      1990 (4)
      1991 (4)

      1992 (3)
      1993 (2)
      1996 (4)
      1997 (3)
      1998 (2)
      1999
      2000 (4)
      2001 (2)
      2003 (2)
      2004
      2005 (2)
      2006 (2)
      2007 (6)
      2008 (3)
      2009 (2.5) (Cinematic Titanic: Blood of the Vampire)
      2010 (2)
      2011 (5)
      2012 (8)

      2013


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      Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

      09/30
      (1) Ghost Ship ( 2003 ) Gabriel Byrne. A ship salvaging team runs into an old abandoned ghost ship with a fortune in gold aboard..and a few other things to boot. 8/10.

      10/1
      (2) Twins of Evil (1971) Peter Cushing. Gustav leads a murderous mob that hunts/burns witches and then goes after his twin niece. 8/10
      (3) The Fog (1980) Adrienne Barbeau. A dense fog rolls into a fishing community with surprising historical results. 7.5/10

      10/2
      (4) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) A science team explores the Amazon and runs into a terrifying creature. 7/10

      10/3
      (5) Sleepy Hollow ( 2013) FOX. First two episodes. Icabod Crane returns from the grave 250 years later to stop the Headless Horseman and the ever accompanying witch or two. 8/10

      10/4
      (6) Kiss of the Dammed. (2012) European horror here as a man gets involved romantically with a vampire and a flock of female vampires reek havoc over a community. 8/10

      10/5
      (7) Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter (2012) Neat fantasy tale about what it would be like if Abraham Lincoln was a vampire hunter, before his presidency that is 8/10
      (8) The Raven. (2012) John Cusak. Cusak stars as Edgar Allan Poe to solve a murder and a kidnapping. 8/10

      10/6
      (9) Phantasm (1979) Always great to revisit. Aliens take over a funeral home as they find slaves to man their planet. 8/10

      10/7
      (10) World War Z (2013) Brad Pitt. Predictable movie about a virus that turns people into zombie creatures. Seen it all before with a Brad Pitt take on it this time. 7.5/10
      (11) The Wolfman (1941) Lon Chaney Jr. A man is bitten by a wolf and turns into a wolf man. An old Universal classic. 8/10

      10/8
      (12) Shadow of the Vampire (2001) Willem Dafoe. What if the vampire played by Max Schrek was a real vampire. Great movie. 9/10
      (13) MOH-Incident on and off a mountain road (2005) A woman has an accident on a mountain road and is " rescued " by an interesting creature. 7/10

      10/9
      (14) Dead End (2003) Ray Wise. Freaky movie about a family traveling on Christmas Eve to see their relatives. When the father decides to take a short cut on a long dark, deserted road. 8/10
      (15) Slaughter of the Vampires (1970) Old Italian vampire horror. A vampire reeks havoc through an old victorian style mansion. 7/10

      10/10
      (15.5) American Horror Story Episode 1 (2013) The opening episode of the new series on witches. Don't know what to think of it yet. Wasn't that impressed YET! Hopefully it will get better. 6/10

      10/11
      (16.5) Night of the Werewolf (1980) Paul Nascy. Spanish horror concerning Countess Bathory, Nascy as a werewolf, and throw in some female vampires for good measure. A bit cheesy at times especially the voice overs for a Spanish film. But still not bad overall. 7/10
      (17.5) Horror of Dracula (1958) C. Lee/ P.Cushing. The grand daddy of all Hammer horror movies. The first one and the best one as far as i'm concerned. Always great to re-visit this. 9/10

      10/12
      (18.5) Brides of Dracula (1960) Peter Cushing. A Dracula deciple reeks havoc over a girls school until he meets up with Dr. Van Helsing of course. 8/10
      (19.5) Nightmare Man (2008) A woman receives a mask that she didn't order through the mail. And starts dreaming of a Nightmare Man until her dreams come true. 6/10

      10/13
      (20.5) Hansel and Gretel- Witch Hunters (2013) Neat parody of Hansel and Gretel. Kind of a Van Helsing style. i liked it 8/10
      (21.5) The Stepfather (1987) A man runs between families murdering all of the people in the house. 7/10
      (22) Killer Profile (2013) TV documentary concerning the evidence in the murders committed by Gary Heindick. Real life interviews with the captives who survived his kidnappings. Very creepy and scary because it was all true. 10/10

      10/14
      (23) Fascination (1979) Jean Rollin fare about two female gatekeepers who use all means nessacary, yes all means, to keep a runaway bandit at their castle for a midnight rendezvous 8/10

      10/15
      (24) The Woman in Black (2012) Daniel Radcliffe. A insurance adjuster investigates the death of a young boy and others in the town. Good creepy dark movie. 8/10

      10/16
      (25) Cry of the Banshee (1970) Vincent Price. A witch puts a curse on a aristocrat family for killing some of her members and harassing her. Not one of Price's better efforts. 6/10
      (26) Vampire Journals (1996) Good European vampire movie. A deciple enters a vampire la ire to kill the head vampire and save a woman friend 8/10

      10/17
      (27) The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Peter Cushing. Baron Frankenstein returns after being outcasted from his home to revive the monster. 7/10
      (27.5) American Horror Story, Coven ( 2013) Episode 2. A bit better than episode 1. 8/10

      10/19
      (28.5) Humanoids from The Deep (1980) Doug McClure. Sea-like creatures invade a fishing community looks for mates. 8/10
      (29.5) The Twilight Zone S1-a) Walking Distance- A man returns to his childhood town to realize that nothing has changed and meets himself as a teenager
      b) Mr Lonely- A convict located to a distant planet receives a gracious gift.
      c) The Hitch-hiker- A woman has a tire blow out and gets stalked by a mysterious man.
      d) The Last Flight- A fighter pilot from WWI mistakenly lands in 1959 while on a mission.
      (30.5) Jaws (1975) Roy Schneider. A man eating great white shark parks himself off the shore during the july 4th weekend. 9/10

      10/20
      (30.5) Promethius (2008) A space ship expedition travels to a remote planet where they discover alien life forms that challenge their life expectancy 8/10
      (31.5) Sleepy Hollow (1999) Johnny Depp. Icabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow, NY to investigate the beheading murders of their town. Great Halloween movie. 9/10
      (32.5) Tomb of Ligea (1965) Vincent Price. A widower gets re-married but is his first wife really dead? One of his lesser movies. 6/10

      10/21
      (33.5) Lords of Salem (2013) An old coven of Salem witches resurrect an offspring of Satan by using the descendant of a reverend who burned them at the stake centuries ago. Very creepy ending 8/10

      10/22
      (34.5) Deadly Blessing (1981) Ernest Borgnine. A Hittite community is the setting of weird supernatural murders. 7/10

      10/23
      (35.5) Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966) Christopher Lee. A family was warned to not go to the castle. But of course everybody knows what happens when you have been warned. You have to do it anyway. 7/10
      (36.5) The Innocents (1963) Deborah Kerr. A nanny gets sent to mind two children at a haunted mansion 7/10

      10/24
      (37.5) The Haunted Palace (1963) Vincent Price. A man is haunted by his great grandfather warlock after he inherits his palace. My favorite Price movie.9/10

      10/25
      (38) American Horror Story Coven (2013) Episode 3. More things going on especially with the Frankenstein type monster the girls have put together. 710

      10/26
      (39) The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) Vincent Price. A man murders his sister to keep her at his family mansion. 8/10
      (40) Blair Witch Project 2 (2000) A small band of witchers camp out to explore the Blair Witch phenomenon with disastrous results. Didn't get good reviews but I kind of liked it. 8/10

      10/27
      (40.5) Dracula (2013) NBC-TV. The first episode of the TV series Dracula. Hopefully it will get better with the upcoming episodes. I understand that they have to build up the story with the first episode. 7/10
      (41.5) The Wolf Man (2000) Beniicio Del Toro. A latest version of the wolf man. Set in the right time frame. I like the lavish sets. Always enjoyed this one. 8/10
      (42.5) Cloverfield (2008) A giant Godzilla type monster invades Manhattan destroying everything in sight. 8/10
      (43.5) The Night Stalker Darren McGavin. A vampire invades the LA area.It takes a free lance reporter to steal the show. Great old time made for tv movie that I have watched ever since it was first released. 9/10
      (44) The Munsters. A) Herman the Rookie- Herman tries out for the LA Dodgers B) Country Club Munsters- Herman wins a free month's membership to a country club. 10/10 Great stuff.

      10/28
      (45) The Gorgon (1965) C.Lee/ P. Cushing. A Medusa like creature turns people to stone when you look at her. Wasn't thrilled with this one.6/10
      (46) Dracula (1931) Bela Lugosi. Dracula makes his presence felt in the original classic. Getting older and harder to watch as the years go by. 8/10
      (47) Night of the Demons (2009) Monica Keena. Remake of the movie from the same name. More sexy and souped up than the original 7/10

      10/29
      (48) Frankenstein (1931) Boris Karloff. Henry Frankenstein creates a monster being out of different body parts . 8/10
      (49) The Howling (1981) Dee Wallace. A TV reporter travels to a colony in the country not knowing that it's a colony of Werewolves. 8/10

      10/30
      (50) The Howling II- Your Sister is A Werewolf (1986) Christopher Lee. A sort-of sequel to The Howling where Karen's brother tries to investigate how she died and kill some werewolves. 7/10

      10/31
      (50.5) American Horror Story (2013) E4. Murder runs ramp id through the Coven school. But are they really gone? Or just stuffed away in the attic? 7/10

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      Re: The 9th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread

      The 9th Annual

      "October Horror Movie Challenge"

      Red = First Time View




      2013-10-01
      1. The Mystery Of Dracula's Castle (1973)
      Disney Family Movies On Demand
      2. Para Entrar A Vivir (2006)
      Fearnet On Demand
      3. Insidious (2010)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-02
      4. Curse Of The Voodoo (1965)
      Hulu
      5. Tower Of Evil (1972)
      Hulu
      6. An American Haunting (2005)
      Fearnet On Demand
      7. Bug (2006)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-03
      8. Cuento De Navidad (2005)
      Fearnet On Demand
      9. Adivina Quiιn Soy (2006)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-04
      10. Ants (1978)
      DVD
      11. Warm Bodies (2013)
      Cinemax
      11 & 1/2. Haven "Lost And Found" (2013)
      Syfy
      2013-10-05
      11 & 3/4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents "The Jar" (1986)
      YouTube
      12. Monsters "Rouse Him Not" (1988)
      YouTube
      13. Jessica's Room (2013)
      YouTube
      14. Pieces (1983)
      Hulu
      15. Haunted Forest (2007)
      Chiller
      16. Scarecrow (2013)
      Syfy
      2013-10-06
      17. Hitchcock (2012)
      HBO On Demand
      2013-10-07
      18. The Caller (2011)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-08
      19. Zombie Strippers! (2008)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-10
      20. Drive Thru (2007)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-11
      21. Flight Of The Living Dead - Outbreak On A Plane (2007)
      DVD
      21 & 1/4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents "Lamb To The Slaughter" (1958)
      YouTube
      21 & 1/2. Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected "Lamb To The Slaughter" (1979)
      YouTube
      22 & 1/2. Horror Of Dracula (1958)
      TCM
      23. Haven "The New Girl" (2013)
      Syfy
      2013-10-12
      24. Catacombs (2007)
      Starz On Demand
      24 & 1/2. Night Gallery "The House / Certain Shadows On The Wall" (1970)
      Hulu
      25. Night Gallery "The Dark Boy / Keep In Touch - We'll Think Of Something" (1971)
      Hulu
      25 & 1/2. Night Gallery "The Caterpillar / Little Girl Lost" (1972)
      Hulu
      25 & 3/4. Night Gallery "The Girl With The Hungry Eyes" (1972)
      Hulu
      26. Tales Of The Unexpected "A Glowing Future" (1981)
      YouTube
      2013-10-13
      27. It Came From Outer Space (1953)
      TCM On Demand
      2013-10-14
      28. It's A Disaster (2012)
      The Movie Channel On Demand
      29. Cursed (2005)
      Starz On Demand
      2013-10-15
      30. Psycho Sleepover (2008)
      Tromamovies On YouTube
      31. Scarlet Moon (2006)
      Tromamovies On YouTube
      32. Cube Zero (2004)
      Fearnet On Demand
      33. Night Of The Lepus (1972)
      DVD
      34. Cube (1997)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-16
      35. Enough Shorts To Equal An Entry
      The Dummy (1982)
      Fearnet On Demand
      Have You Seen Tom? (2010)
      Fearnet On Demand
      Season's Greatings (1996)
      Fearnet On Demand
      Tub (2011)
      Short Of The Week
      Katasumi (1998)
      YouTube
      4444444444 (1998)
      YouTube
      Within The Woods (1978)
      YouTube
      The Bitch Is Back (1995)
      YouTube
      The Black Cat (1995)
      YouTube
      35 & 1/4. Toy Story Of Terror! (2013)
      WEWS ABC 5
      2013-10-17
      36 & 1/4. Asylum (1972)
      DVD
      2013-10-18
      36 & 1/2. Tales From The Darkside "Mookie And Pookie" (1984)
      YouTube
      37 & 1/2. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
      TCM
      38 & 1/2. The Tomb Of Ligeia (1964)
      TCM
      39 & 1/2. The Seventh Victim (1943)
      TCM
      2013-10-19
      40 & 1/2. Blood & Donuts (1995)
      Fearnet On Demand
      2013-10-20
      41 & 1/2. London After Midnight (1927)
      TCM
      42 & 1/2. Incubus (1965)
      TCM
      43. Haven "Countdown" (2013)
      Syfy On Demand
      44. The Legacy (1979)
      DVD
      45. Pet Sematary (1989)
      DVD
      46. The Horror Of Party Beach (1964)
      Del Tenney Double Feature DVD
      47. The Curse Of The Living Corpse (1964)
      Del Tenney Double Feature DVD
      2013-10-22
      48. Mama (2013)
      HBO On Demand
      2013-10-23
      49. Mirror Of Death (1988)
      Tromamovies On YouTube
      2013-10-24
      50. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
      Fearnet On Demand
      51. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
      Fearnet On Demand
      52. House Of Wax (1953)
      TCM
      53. The Mad Magician (1954)
      TCM
      54. House Of Usher (1960)
      TCM
      2013-10-25
      55. Diary Of A Madman (1963)
      TCM
      55 & 1/4. The Simpsons "Treehouse Of Horror XXIV" (2013)
      Fox On Demand
      55 & 3/4. Haven "Lay Me Down" (2013)
      Syfy
      2013-10-26
      56 & 3/4. Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong (2013)
      Vutopia On Demand
      57 & 3/4. La Habitaciσn Del Niρo (2006)
      Fearnet On Demand
      58 & 3/4. Wild Country (2005)
      Fearnet On Demand
      59 & 3/4. Out Of The Dark (1988)
      Fearnet On Demand
      60. The New Girl "Keaton" (2013)
      Fox On Demand
      61. Saturday Night Live "Edward Norton" (2013)
      WCMH-4 NBC
      2013-10-27
      62. Evil Dead (2013)
      Starz On Demand
      2013-10-28
      62. The Rage (2007)
      Encore Action
      62 & 1/4. Night Gallery "The Housekeeper" (1970)
      ME-TV
      2013-10-30
      63 & 1/4. Halloween (1978)
      DVD
      63 & 1/2. The Middle "Halloween IV: The Ghost Story" (2013)
      WEWS ABC 5
      64 & 1/2. Halloween II (1981)
      DVD Double Feature
      65 & 1/2. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)
      DVD Double Feature
      2013-10-31
      66 & 1/2. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988)
      DVD Halloween Double Feature
      67 & 1/2. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989)
      DVD Halloween Double Feature
      68 & 1/2. Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)
      DVD Halloween Triple Pack
      69 & 1/2. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
      DVD Halloween Triple Pack
      70 & 1/2. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
      DVD Halloween Triple Pack
      71. Saturday Night Live "Halloween" (2013)
      WCMH-4 NBC
      72. Saturday The 14th (1981)
      DVD
      73. Love At First Bite (1979)
      DVD



      Total = 73

      (64 FTV)





      My Past Horror Challenges
      2010: 184 Total (114 First Timers)
      2011: 156 Total (126 First Timers)
      2012: 80 Total (80 First Timers)


      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/Comedy/Holiday)
      My 2013 Lists - (TV on DVD/Academy Award/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror)

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