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





THE LIST THREAD
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2009 LIST | 2010 LIST | 2011 LIST | 2012 LIST | 2013 LIST

GOAL: To Sync 100% with the 31 Film Subset!


OBVIOUS ALERT: Some links don't contain a complete listing of all films from that specific theme and/or are outside the horror genre altogether.



DATE
THEME
EXAMPLES
Dawn of the Challenge Avant-garde & Surreal Minus the Mainstream Appeal - Criterion Crossover House, Antichrist, Eyes Without a Face, Kuroneko, Island of Lost Souls
Wednesday, October 1st Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms, 2 & Kitchens Edition Curtains, Blood Diner, The Kindred, Brainiac, Blood Feast, The Collector
Thursday, October 2nd Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films, 2, 3 Hiruko the Goblin, Piranha, Cheerleader Camp, Wolf Creek, Uncle Sam
Friday, October 3rd Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, 2, Hallucinations & Drug Trips, 2 Mill of the Stone Women, Jacob's Ladder, The Shining, Dust Devil
Saturday, October 4th Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies, 2 & Teen Screams, 2 Life After Beth, Final Exam, Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, Slither, The Burbs
Sunday, October 5th Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors The Island, Long Weekend, Dagon, The Wicker Man, Zombie, Gothic
Monday, October 6th Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, Castle of Blood, Santa Sangre, Society
Tuesday, October 7th Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs Daybreakers, Lifeforce, Dead-End Drive In, 28 Days Later, The Beyond
Wednesday, October 8th Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon The Howling, Silver Bullet, The Beast Within, Black Sheep, Subspecies
Thursday, October 9th Location-Based Retail Hellhole Death Duel: Part 1 - Foodservice Industry Terrors
Takes Place In Restaurants, Bars & Pubs. What's On The Menu? You, Of Course!
Blood Diner, The Monster Club, The Vault of Horror, The Gore Gore Girls
Lurkers, Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, Shaun of the Dead
Friday, October 10th Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay
Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons (An Erotic / Sexy Horror Films Spinoff)
The Vampire Lovers, The Incubus, Frankenhooker, High Tension
The Redeemer: Son of Satan!, The Entity, Vampyres, The Sinful Dwarf
Saturday, October 11th Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers Videodrome, Xtro, The Keep, Lifeforce, Ticks, Re-Animator, Nightbreed
Sunday, October 12th Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors
Takes Place In a Cemetery, Morgue, Mortuary, Catacombs or a Funeral Home.
Phantasm, Cemetery Man, Mortuary, The Return of the Living Dead
Pet Sematary, City of the Living Dead, Mausoleum, The Tomb of Ligeia
Monday, October 13th Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars, 2 Lair of the White Worm, Prison, The Possessed, Eyes of a Stranger
Tuesday, October 14th Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors, 2 Race with the Devil, Demons, The Lost Boys, Night of the Comet
Wednesday, October 15th Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors!
Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Filipino, 2 / Indonesian
Three... Extremes, I Saw the Devil, Necromancer, Hiruko the Goblin
Kakashi, Marebito, Kaal, Re-cycle, Demon of Paradise, Mystics in Bali
Thursday, October 16th Location-Based Retail Hellhole Death Duel: Part 2 - Retail Establishment Terrors
Takes Place In Markets, Shopping Malls & Gas Stations. Slashing More Than Just Prices!
Chopping Mall, Intruder, Dawn of the Dead, The Mist, Body Bags
Bio Zombie, Martin, Splinter, Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge
Friday, October 17th Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas The Stepfather, Mother's Day, The Hand, Inside, Mom, Frailty, Mama
Saturday, October 18th Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies
VideoTron 2000 Says Support International Independent Video Store Day!
The Gruesome Twosome, Microwave Massacre, Pieces, Spider Baby
Simon: King of the Witches, The Demon Lover, Fury of the Wolfman
Sunday, October 19th It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers, 2, 3 / Giallos, 2, 3, 4 / Serial Killers Opera, Curtains, A Dragonfly For Each Corpse, Night School, The Dark
Monday, October 20th Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror, 2 Let the Right One In, Stake Land, Thirst, The Hunger, Vampire in Venice
Tuesday, October 21st Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains, 2 & Automobiles The Night Flyer, Horror Express, Road Games, The Car, Raw Meat
Wednesday, October 22nd Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry Burn, Witch, Burn, The Raven, Trilogy of Terror, Stir of Echoes, Duel
Thursday, October 23rd Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle
Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, A Bay of Blood, Lisa and the Devil
House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, Mr. Sardonicus, 13 Ghosts, Bug
Friday, October 24th Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies, 2 Phantasm, The Devil Commands, Frankenstein, I Vampiri, F13 Part 6
Saturday, October 25th Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features, 2: It's Alive!
1. Brew Some Coffee. 2. Abandon Sleep. 3. Watch Whatever. 4. Survive.
Sunday, October 26th Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural, 2, 3 & Quiet/Soft The Uninvited, The Others, The Woman in Black, The Innocents, House
Monday, October 27th Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies, 2, 3, 4 Two Evil Eyes, Kwaidan, Body Bags, Tales From the Crypt, Nightmares
Tuesday, October 28th Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers You're Next, The Redeemer: Son of Satan!, Torso, The Collector
Wednesday, October 29th Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features, 2 Willard, The Descent, Leviathan, Dagon, The Killer Snakes, Gulyabani
Thursday, October 30th Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft [REC]⁴: Apocalypse, Exorcismo, Evilspeak, Night of the Demon, Abby
Friday, October 31st All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related Idle Hands, Trick r' Treat, All Hallows' Eve, Dark Night of the Scarcrow
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--- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition -
--- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films -
--- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
--- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams -
--- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors -
--- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) -
--- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs -
--- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon -
--- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors -
--- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons -
--- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers -
--- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors -
--- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars -
--- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors -
--- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! -
--- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors -
--- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas -
--- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies -
--- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
--- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles -
--- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry -
--- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle -
--- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies -
--- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! -
--- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft -
--- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers -
--- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features -
--- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft -
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related -


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DATE
MOVIE
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DISCUSSION THREAD
Any Day of the Month Any Theatrical Showing - Bonus Day Everybody The Discussion Thread
Dawn of the Challenge The Uninvited (1944) OPTIONAL Random.org The Discussion Thread
Wednesday, October 1st Stalled (2013) mightysparks The Discussion Thread
Thursday, October 2nd The Carrier (1988) The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi
The Discussion Thread
Friday, October 3rd A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) Darkgod The Discussion Thread
Saturday, October 4th Broken Lizard's Club Dread (2004) PCBreakdown The Discussion Thread
Sunday, October 5th Come Out and Play (2012) rbrown498 The Discussion Thread
Monday, October 6th The Comedy of Terrors (1963) ntnon The Discussion Thread
Tuesday, October 7th Phantom of the Paradise (1974) Gobear The Discussion Thread
Wednesday, October 8th The Howling (1981) ororama The Discussion Thread
Thursday, October 9th A Bucket of Blood (1959) Trevor The Discussion Thread
Friday, October 10th The Vampire Lovers (1970) clckworang The Discussion Thread
Saturday, October 11th The Funhouse (1981) Chad The Discussion Thread
Sunday, October 12th Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive (1990) indiephantom The Discussion Thread
Monday, October 13th Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003) Mondo Kane The Discussion Thread
Tuesday, October 14th Rabid (1977) Bladz The Discussion Thread
Wednesday, October 15th The Host (2006) tarfrimmer The Discussion Thread
Thursday, October 16th Intruder (1989) therja The Discussion Thread
Friday, October 17th The Brood (1979) DaveyJoe The Discussion Thread
Saturday, October 18th I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) nezumi The Discussion Thread
Sunday, October 19th Jack's Back (1988) J. Farley The Discussion Thread
Monday, October 20th Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988) SethDLH The Discussion Thread
Tuesday, October 21st John Carpenter's Christine (1983) Darth Maher The Discussion Thread
Wednesday, October 22nd The Uninvited (2009) shellebelle The Discussion Thread
Thursday, October 23rd The House on Haunted Hill (1959) cwileyy The Discussion Thread
Friday, October 24th Bio-Zombie (1998) coyoteblue The Discussion Thread
Saturday, October 25th The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) Dimension X The Discussion Thread
Sunday, October 26th Oculus (2013) arw6040 The Discussion Thread
Monday, October 27th The House That Dripped Blood (1971) Undeadcow The Discussion Thread
Tuesday, October 28th Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) shadokitty The Discussion Thread
Wednesday, October 29th Rats: Night of Terror (1984) SterlingBen The Discussion Thread
Thursday, October 30th Here Comes the Devil (2012) Melmoth The Discussion Thread
Friday, October 31st Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) jacob_b The Discussion Thread

WATCH ON THE LISTED DAY WITH GROUP DISCUSSION STARTING THE NEXT MORNING

COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR LIST
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013)
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988)
--- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
--- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004)
--- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012)
--- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
--- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
--- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981)
--- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
--- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970)
--- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988)
--- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990)
--- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
--- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977)
--- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006)
--- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989)
--- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979)
--- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
--- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988)
--- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988)
--- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983)
--- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009)
--- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
--- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998)
--- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
--- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013)
--- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
--- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
--- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012)
--- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)



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Select 10 actors:
--- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence -
--- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon -
--- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley -
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen - 
--- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee -
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
--- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry -
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
--- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy -
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins - 
--- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi -
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
--- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price -
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
--- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele -

Select 2 film composers:
--- John Frizzell -
--- Claudio Simonetti -  
--- Howard Shore -
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci -
--- Mario Bava -or- William Castle -
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
--- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau -
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide)  -or- Takashi Miike -
--- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
--- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - 

Select 2 producers:
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
--- Guillermo del Toro -

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Charles B. Griffith -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism - 
--- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Decapitation - 
--- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) - 
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Mexico -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

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

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

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 - 
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G - 
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- 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:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL



* = CAN ALSO BE VIEWED IN 2D.

IMDB ADVANCED TITLE SEARCH

Spoiler:
One film could fill multiple items.
Example: Dracula would fill one for decade, rating, actor, vampire, based on novel, and maybe others as well.
Use a * to mark first time viewings.
Change "---" to "-X-" or some similar mark when you have completed that line item.



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Provide a link to your list in your signature.
Review it. Even if it's just a mini-review, a simple / or one word description.
Subscribe to this thread for the latest posts (Thread Tools → Subscribe to this Thread).

Create a list in advance of what you plan to watch utilizing a site such as:
iCheckMovies | Listal
| Listology | ListPhile | FlickChart | Ranker.

If you're indecisive and can't decide what to watch next copy/paste your titles into the List Randomizer (via random.org).

If you're doing a checklist, putting it in a spoiler tag makes the list thread much easier to read.
Increase your coffee consumption.
Insomniac? Use your disadvantage to your advantage!
Work from home? Ditto.
Save the supplemental material for November!
Boredom setting in? Watch another movie!
Stay within your comfort level and try not to get too caught up in the numbers.
ENJOY YOURSELF!

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HORROR CHALLENGE ORIGIN

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COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF 1970s HORROR FILMS

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VENTURE INTO THE LITERARY WORLD:

If you're getting a little burned out on movies, try reading a horror novel or novella.
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HORROR CHALLENGE X


Dawn of the Challenge
1. Death Spa (aka "Witch Bitch") (1989) BD
2. The Uninvited (1944) BD
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Wednesday, October 1st
3. Stalled (2013) NWI
4. The Brainiac (aka "El barón del terror") (1962)
5. The Other Hell (aka "Guardian of Hell") (1981)
6. Daimajin (1966) BD
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Thursday, October 2nd
7. Wolf Creek 2 (2013) NWI
8. Return of Daimajin (1966) BD
9. A Bay of Blood (aka "Twitch of the Death Nerve") (1971) BD
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Friday, October 3rd
10. Almost Human (2013) NWI
11. Daimajin Strikes Again (1966) BD
12. Afflicted (2013) BD
13. Viy (1967) (2013)
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Saturday, October 4th
14. All Cheerleaders Die (2013) NWI
15. Ticks (1993) BD
16. Evilspeak (1981) BD
17. Amityville 3-D (1983) BD
18. Piranha DD (2012) BD
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Sunday, October 5th
19. Cellar Dweller (1988)
20. Come Out and Play (2012) NWI
21. The Island (1980) BD
22. Tower of Evil (1972) BD
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Monday, October 6th
23. Seconds Apart (2011)
24. Would You Rather? (2012) BD
25. Clownhouse (1989)
26. The Carrier (1988)
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Tuesday, October 7th
27. Dead Season (2012) BD
28. The Loreley's Grasp (aka "When the Screaming Stops") (1974)
29. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) BD
30. Doc of the Dead (2014) NWI
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Wednesday, October 8th
31. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
32. Full Moon High (1981) NWI
33. The Howling (1981) BD
34. The Big Bad (2011) NWI
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Thursday, October 9th
35. Grabbers (2011) NWI
36. The Man and the Monster (El hombre y el monstruo) (1959)
37. The Final Terror (1983) BD
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Friday, October 10th
38. Island of Death (Ta paidia tou Diavolou) (1976)
39. Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) BD
40. The Strain Season 1, Episode 12 (2014) TV
41. Night of the Living Babes (1987) OV
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Saturday, October 11th
42. Escape from Tomorrow (2013) BD
43. Bad Dreams (1988) BD
44. Mindwarp (1992) BD
45. Oculus (2013) BD
46. Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show (2010) BD
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Sunday, October 12th
47. Funeral Home (1980) OV
48. Catabcombs (1988)
49. House by the Cemetery (1981) BD
50. The Funhouse (1981) BD
51. Humongous (1982)
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Monday, October 13th
51½. The Strain Season 1, Episode 13 (2014) TV
52. The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 1 (2014) TV
53. Devil Story (1985) OV
54. Byzantium (2012) BD
55. Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003) NWI
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Tuesday, October 14th
56. Baby Blood (1990)
57. Detention (2011) NWI
58. Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) BD
59. The Final (2010) NWI
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Wednesday, October 15th
60. Haunting Me (Hor taew tak) (2007) NWI
61. The Naked Witch (1961) OV
62. X-Cross (XX) (ekusu kurosu): makyô densetsu (2007) BD
63. Lurking Fear (1994) OV
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Thursday, October 16th
64. Bloodlust: Subspecies III (1994) BD
65. Simon, King of the Witches (1971)
66. Godzilla (2014) BD
67. Bait (2012) BD
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Friday, October 17th
68. Devil's Kiss (1976) NWI
69. Black Demons (1991)
70. Tragic Ceremony (Estratto dagli archivi segreti della polizia di una capitale europea) (1972)
71. Rabid Grannies (Les mémés cannibales) (1988) OV
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Saturday, October 18th
72. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) BD
73. Assault! Jack the Ripper (1976)
74. The Visitor (1979) BD
75. Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway (1993) BD
76. The Video Dead (1987) BD
77. Return of the Living Dead Girls (La revanche des mortes vivantes) (1987)
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Sunday, October 19th
78. Schizoid (1980) BD
79. X-Ray (aka "Hospital Massacre") (1982) BD
80. Curtains (1983) BD
81. You're Next (2012) BD
82. Orloff Against the Invisible Dead (aka" Dr. Orloff's Invisible Monster") (1970) OV
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Monday, October 20th
83. Zoltan, The Hound of Dracula (aka" Dracula's Dog") (1978) OV
83½. The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 2 (2014) TV
83¾. Ned and Stacey "Halloween Story" Season 1, Episode 8 (1995)
84. The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XXV" Season 28, Episode 4 (2014) TV
85. The Living Coffin (El grito de la muerte) (1959)
86. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) BD
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Tuesday, October 21st
87. Schizo (1976) NWI
88. The Sacrament (2013) NWI
89. Joyride 3 (2014) BD
90. The Night Flier (1997) OV
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Wednesday, October 22nd
91. Frankenfish (2004)
92. Night Train Murders (1975)
93. The Ugly (1997)
94. Jug Face (2013) NWI
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Thursday, October 23rd
95. Haunt (2013) NWI
96. Death Spa w/ commentary (1989) BD
97. Prophecy (1979)
98. House on Haunted Hill w/ RiffTrax (1959)
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Friday, October 24th
99. Hell of the Living Dead (1980) BD
100. Outpost 3: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013) BD
101. Life After Beth (2014) OV
102. The Dead 2: India (2014) BD
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Saturday, October 25th
103. Encounter of the Spooky Kind (Gui da gui) (aka "Spooky Encounters") (1980)
104. The Blob (1988) BD
105. Anguish (1987) BD
105. Night of the Comet (1984) BD
106. Night Train to Terror (1985) BD
107. Cathy's Curse (1977) OV
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Sunday, October 26th
108. Mr. Boogedy (1986) OV
109. The Taking of Deborah Logan (1977) NWI
110. Haunter (2013) NWI
111. The Canal (2014) OV
112. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) BD
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Monday, October 27th
113. Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
113½. The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 3 (2014) TV
113¾. The Muppets Halloween Special w/ Vincent Price (1976) OV
114. The Muppets Halloween Special w/ Alice Cooper (1978) OV
115. John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (1993) BD
116. Open Grave (2013) BD
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Tuesday, October 28th
117. Murder Obsession (aka "Murder Syndrome") (Follia omicida) (1981) BD
118. The Pact (2012) NWI
119. Nightbreed: The Director's Cut (2014) BD
120. The Unholy (1988)
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Wednesday, October 29th
121. Rats: Night of Terror (Rats - Notte di terrore) (1984) BD
122. Witching and Bitching (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) (2013) NWI
123. Cold Prey (Fritt vilt) (2006)
124. Cold Prey 2 (Fritt vilt II) (2008)
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Thursday, October 30th
125. Here Comes the Devil (Adrián García Bogliano) (2012) NWI
126. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Død snø 2) (2014) OV
127. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) BD
128. Halloween 5 (1989) BD
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Friday, October 31st
129. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers Producer's Cut (1995) BD
130. Halloween (1978) BD
131. Halloween II (1981) BD
132. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) BD
133. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) BD
134. The Night of the Devils (La notte dei diavoli) (1972) BD

Happy Halloween!




TEMPORARY SHORTS DEPARTMENT
Spoiler:
EMPTY!



THEME NIGHTS:
COMPLETE

Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition -
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films -
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams -
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors -
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) -
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs -
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon -
-X- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors -
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons -
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers -
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors -
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars -
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors -
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! -
-X- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors -
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas -
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies -
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles -
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry -
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle -
-X- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies -
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! -
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft -
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers -
-X- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features -
-X- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft -
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related - -

31 FILM SUBSET:
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--- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013)
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988)
--- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
--- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004)
--- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012)
--- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
--- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
--- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981)
--- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
--- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970)
--- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988)
--- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990)
--- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
--- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977)
--- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006)
--- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989)
--- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979)
--- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
--- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988)
--- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988)
--- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983)
--- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009)
--- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
--- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998)
--- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
--- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013)
--- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
--- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
--- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012)
--- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

THE CHECKLIST:
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Select 10 actors:
--- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence -
--- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon -
--- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley -
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen -
--- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee -
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
--- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry -
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
--- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy -
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
--- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi -
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
--- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price -
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
--- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele -

Select 2 film composers:
--- John Frizzell -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Howard Shore -
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci -
--- Mario Bava -or- William Castle -
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
--- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau -
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
--- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
--- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
--- Guillermo del Toro -

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Charles B. Griffith -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Decapitation -
--- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Mexico -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

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

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

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- 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:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL



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Orange Title - Denotes first-time-ever viewing

Caution: Spoilers may follow!

Last year's tally: 63 films; 45 first-time viewings

This year's goals: 31 films; 13 first-time viewings; complete theme nights and subset lists



9/30/2014

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

XX The Uninvited (1944) (Blu-ray) - A wonderfully old-fashioned ghost story from the heyday of Hollywood, The Uninvited was one of the first American films to treat ghosts as frightening and real. It's a far cry indeed from other roughly contemporary films such as Topper Returns and Hold That Ghost. It's still able to produce goosebumps--just be sure to watch it with the lights out.


10/1/2014

1. Stalled (2013) (Streaming--Netflix) - Mediocre comedy/horror film concerns the plight of a janitor who's stuck in a stall in a women's room when the zombie apocalypse breaks out. While the film is able to build some tension in a few scenes, Stalled is never fully engaging enough to make the viewer really care about what happens to anybody in it. Even at 84 minutes, the film seems dreadfully overlong and padded, and it's not nearly as clever as it thinks that it is. Stalled, indeed.


10/2/2014

2. The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965) (DVD) - Woo-hoo! Boys in bikinis, girls in surfboards, everybody's rockin', everybody's fruggin'...wait a minute. That's "Rock Lobster" by the B-52's, not this swill. Beach girls (and boys) are getting killed by a very distant relative of the Creature from the Black Lagoon...only it turns out that it's not the mutated fish that Jon Hall (as star, director, and cinematographer(!)) says that it is. I won't tell you who or what IS killing these middle-aged beach party-ers (never before in the history of cinema have facial lacerations been so deadly), but I will say that if you can't figure out who the culprit is, you need to watch a whole lot more Scooby-Doo episodes. The beach music by Frank Sinatra, Jr. is fairly weak and repetitive, but it does have a bit of that Ventures guitar sound, so I can cut it some slack.


10/3/2014

3. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) (DVD) - I loved this movie when it first came out; after a disappointing first sequel, I thought that this second sequel righted the ship of the series and set it on a successful course. I was wrong, of course, and we didn't get another good sequel until Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Still, at the time of its release, I thought that Dream Warriors was awesome. Watching it tonight for the first time in probably twenty years, I discovered how stuck squarely in the '80s the film really is. It has all of the hallmarks of bad movies from that decade: a cocky band of misfit teenagers, bad one-liners from the villain, an awful fashion sense (for proof, check out most any costume for Heather Langenkamp in the film or Jennifer Rubin's Dream Warrior get-up), a heavy metal song that plays over the end credits, and Craig Wasson. At the time, none of these things were yet cliches; now, they're painful to see and/or hear. Tonight, I had hoped to love the film all over again, but I found myself somewhat bored by it all. It wasn't that I disliked it this time around; I just didn't feel any connection to it whatsoever. George Harrison was right--all things must pass.


10/4/2014

4. Club Dread (2004) (DVD) - This intermittently funny slasher film/Jimmy Buffett satire from the Broken Lizard comedy troupe entertained me again on this, my second viewing of it. I guess that it says something to its memorability that I had no idea who the killer was either time that I watched it... but I should also point out that ten or so years had elapsed between my viewings. But I digress. It's probably 20 minutes too long, but if you dislike Jimmy Buffett at least a little, you'll probably get a kick out of the merciless skewering that this film gives him and his music. Bill Paxton plays Buffett Coconut Pete, singer-songwriter of such classics as "Pina Coladaburg" and "I'd Tell You, But I'd Have Tequila." Dumb, but occasionally very funny.

5. Invisible Invaders (1959) (DVD) - Fun '50s drive-in fodder is about invisible creatures from outer space who want to take over the world. For some reason, they have to inhabit the bodies of dead people in order to do this. One of them, played by John Carradine as deceased scientist Karol/Carl Noymann (the film can't seem to make up its mind about what his name is--a newspaper obituary identifies his first name as Karol, which is what all of the other characters call him as well, but the end credits list the character's name as Carl...which is the name he's given in the disc's subtitles), tells another scientist that the Earth has three days to surrender, or these invisible invaders will wipe humanity from the earth. Will the scientist be able to figure out a way to repel the invisible invasion? What do YOU think? Film seems to be at least somewhat responsible for the depiction of the zombies in George Romero's Night of the Living Dead.


10/5/2014

6. Annabelle (2014) (Theatrical Showing) - I can't say that I like the direction that the filmmakers took this prequel to last year's much-superior The Conjuring. The first ten minutes of The Conjuring told the story of Annabelle, the demon-possessed doll, and the problems that it caused some nursing students. Those first ten minutes contained arguably the scariest moments in the entire film; however, instead of fleshing out that story and giving us more of something that worked, the producers of Annabelle decided to chuck most of that and give us a story that mostly didn't work. To be fair, there are two or three very creepy moments in Annabelle (one of which was lifted nearly verbatim from Mario Bava's Shock, except with a gender change), but it could have been SO much scarier. As it stands, it's a missed opportunity, but it's okay if you've got some time to kill and nothing better to watch.

7. Come Out and Play (2012) (DVD) - Since I watched this for the first time only a few months ago, and my opinion of the film hasn't changed since my first watch, I'll just repeat what I wrote at the time here: "Remake of Who Can Kill a Child? (which was released in America by American International with the rather generic yet strangely intriguing title of Island of the Damned) sticks pretty closely to the original film (and, I suppose, the novel upon which both are based) but increases the gore factor a bit. The plot in a nutshell: a man and his pregnant wife rent a boat for a few days and take it to an island off the Mexican coast. Upon arriving, they find that the island seems strangely deserted. The only people that they see are children…and soon, they find out why. I can’t help but think that Stephen King saw the original film and kinda/sorta based “Children of the Corn” on it, but I could be wrong. Still, there are some pretty big similarities in the plots. While this new version doesn’t really do anything better than the earlier film, I really quite liked its jarring, atonal score. Worth a watch." Okay, I lied. I do have one other comment to add. I think that this film is very successful at giving a beautiful setting on a sunny day a real sense of foreboding. In fact, the only other film that I can think to compare it to in this regard is the original version of And Soon the Darkness. I wish more horror films could manage to take place in broad daylight.


10/6/2014

8. The Comedy of Terrors (1963) (DVD) - Fairly amusing trifle written by Richard Matheson concerns an undertaker (Vincent Price) and his sidekick (Peter Lorre) who, when business is slow, kill people so that they'll have new customers. Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone show up as well, along with Rhubarb the cat. It's very much of a piece with The Raven and "The Black Cat" from Tales of Terror, two other spoofy scripts that Matheson wrote for Roger Corman during his Poe cycle. In fact, not only do the three films (actually, two and one-third films) share a similar tone, but the same actors pop up in various iterations. Although it might bore them silly, The Comedy of Terrors would be an excellent film to help increase the vocabulary of high school students.


10/7/2014

9. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) (DVD) - Phantom of the Paradise was the very first Brian De Palma film that I ever saw, and, as such, it holds a special place in my heart. I was in seventh grade when it first came out, and I met my girlfriend at the theater so that we could see it together. If I remember correctly, she didn't enjoy it too much, but I thought that it was a blast. I recall that it came back to town the next year, and I was disappointed when I didn't get to go back and see it again. The next time that I saw it was when Key Video released the VHS. What do I love about the film? I love the songs (okay, well SOME of the songs), I love the performances (especially those by William Finley and Gerrit Graham, and yes, even that of Paul Williams), I love the inspired mashup of The Phantom of the Opera and Faust, I love the satire of both the music industry in general and the types of music that were popular in the mid-'70s, and I especially love the energy, inventiveness, and the sheer joy of moviemaking that De Palma brings to the project. Required viewing.


10/8/2014

10. The Howling (1981) (DVD) - Yet another of the seven of this year's subset films that I saw theatrically on first release, The Howling is probably my favorite werewolf movie. It was released by Avco Embassy, which was on quite the horror movie roll when this came out--in the two years prior to The Howling's release, Avco Embassy had released Phantasm, Prom Night, The Fog, Fear No Evil, and Scanners. With The Howling, Avco Embassy beat An American Werewolf in London to theaters by about four months and, in the process, stole a lot of its special effects thunder. The Howling also features tons of in-jokes and references to wolves, which turns rewatching the film into a game of "Spot the Reference." As an example, at one point in the film, Christopher Stone's character is reading the book You Can't Go Home Again. Who's it by? Thomas Wolfe. Another character has Allen Ginsburg's "Howl" on his desk. Many of the characters are named after guys who directed werewolf movies. Every time that I watch The Howling, I'm in film geek nirvana. Essential viewing, obviously.


10/9/2014

11. A Bucket of Blood (1959) (DVD) - The first in an unofficial trilogy of ultra-low-budget films written by Chuck Griffith for Roger Coman, A Bucket of Blood is probably the most accomplished of the lot. The film stars Dick Miller as Walter Paisley, a none-too-bright busboy in a beatnik coffee shop called The Yellow Door. Envious of all the pretentious poets and artists that frequent The Yellow Door, he decides to become an artist himself, but he's absolutely talentless. After he accidentally kills his landlady's pet cat, he decides to coat it in clay and pass it off as his work. His "sculpture" is a big hit, and he's pressured to create more art...and so he does. The film mercilessly skewers beatnik culture and is nominally a comedy, but Miller's performance is nicely layered, with moments of real pathos shining through. As far as I know, this was Miller's only leading role, which is really too bad. Anthony Michael Hall and Justine Bateman starred in the remake for cable TV in the 1990s.


10/10/2014

12. The Vampire Lovers (1970) (DVD) - I watched this for the first time during last year's Challenge and enjoyed it quite a bit, even though I found it to be somewhat on the silly side. While watching it for this year's Challenge, I found that my opinion hadn't changed much in the last year. I did think to myself that I really didn't like the font that they used for the main titles, but that's not exactly a valid criticism. I was struck this time around by the heat that flew off Kate O' Mara (as Mademoiselle Perrodot) when she finally noticed that Carmilla/Mircalla/Marcilla had lesbiotic tendencies (thanks to Poultrygeist for introducing that word to my vocabulary). When I went to look O' Mara up on the IMDB, I was bummed out to find that she had died earlier this year.


10/11/2014

13. The Funhouse (1981) (DVD) - Every time that I watch this film, my opinion of it changes. I first saw it in its theatrical run and found it to be completely disposable. Years later, I watched it and thought that it was much better than I had remembered it. Watching it tonight, I found it to be a rather schizophrenic film, with some things in it that I liked quite a bit, and some aspects that just didn't work at all. For instance, I was really taken with Elizabeth Berridge's performance this time around, and I was once again impressed with how easily William Finley stole the film in his one scene. The main thing that I didn't appreciate was the whole kid brother subplot--it seemed to me that the brother's sole purpose in being in the film was to pad it out to a respectable length. Another thing that struck me was that the film has definite parallels to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. The relationship between the Barker and the Creature was very similar to the one between Jim Siedow's character and the character of Leatherface. Both sets of relationships have an abusive father and an often-masked, mentally deficient son. Both films also end with the wild-eyed heroine surviving the slaughter but obviously becoming irreparably damaged by the experience. I like The Funhouse, and I think that, warts and all, it's an interesting film that could be considered a minor classic.


10/12/2014

14. Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive (1990) (DVD-R from VHS) - The only thing that this excruciatingly bad film has in common with anything ever written by Edgar Allan Poe is the plot device of having someone bricked up alive. Even with that link, this is still just another bad late '80s "horror" film featuring lots of girls with awful hair. Robert Vaughn stars as the head of a school for emotionally-disturbed girls, Donald Pleasence is one of his employees, and John Carradine shows up as Vaughn's father in two brief scenes. If you know your horror film history, the fact that this film was produced by Harry Alan Towers should be enough to scare you away, but if you need even more reason to avoid it, the film was released by 21st Century. You've been warned.


10/13/2014

15. Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003) (Streaming--Netflix) - As this is the first Mimic movie that I've seen, I'm a little in the dark as to the whole giant mutant cockroach backstory. I don't think that it mattered a whole lot, however, as the plot is a simple one: guy who's sort of a "bubble boy" sees weird stuff happening through his bedroom window; said stuff turns out to be giant mutant cockroaches who are killing people. And that's pretty much it. Film tries to marry Rear Window to the mutant cockroach thing to no great effect. I was neither overwhelmed nor particularly underwhelmed by this movie, so I'll just say that it whelmed me. For me, it's the horror film equivalent of tapioca pudding--it's neither offensive nor particularly tasty. It's just there.


10/14/2014

16. Rabid (1977) (DVD) - David Cronenberg, at least in the early part of his career, was not exactly known for having logical storylines for his films. His cinematic vision has always been distinctive and unsettling, but if you're looking for narrative coherence, you might want to avoid his first four or five features. Exhibit A: Rabid. While the storyline provides plenty of opportunities to shock the audience, it doesn't exactly play out in the most logical ways. In Rabid, the once and future queen of girl-next-door pornography, Marilyn Chambers, stars as Rose, a woman who's been badly injured in a motorcycle accident. She's taken to the nearest medical facility, which just happens to be a plastic surgery clinic where a new skin grafting technique is being developed. The doctors at the clinic give her skin grafts and save her life, but (and this is where you've got to make a gigantic leap of faith/suspension of disbelief) these grafts also develop into a phallic growth that's situated in Rose's armpit. This growth can best be likened to the mouth parts of a mosquito, in that it can puncture the skin and suck the blood of a victim while also deadening the area around the wound. As if that weren't hard enough for the audience to swallow, Rose's victims later exhibit a previously-unseen form of rabies which causes them to bite others, who then also contract the rabies. By the end of the film, Montreal is under martial law due to the rabies outbreak. As Lou Costello said in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, "This is awful silly stuff." And yet, to a very large extent, it works. Rabid's not essential viewing, but as a variant on the formula wrought by Night of the Living Dead and as an example of early, bat-shit crazy Cronenberg, it's worth seeking out.


10/15/2014

17. The Host (2006) (DVD) / (Streaming--Netflix) - The Host is, for most of its running time, a delightful throwback to the monster movies of the '50s, albeit given an off-kilter, anti-American, East Asian twist. The plot concerns a monster that, for lack of a better word, kidnaps a middle-school student, and the lengths that the student's family go to in order to get her back. Really, that's all that you need to know about the film before you see it, and that actually may be too much information. I had to list viewing The Host as being both on DVD and via streaming, as my DVD wouldn't play past the layer change and I had to finish watching the film on Netflix. I loved the film so much, though, that I bought a Blu-ray copy of it online as soon as I had finished watching it. It's easily my favorite first-time viewing of this year's Challenge.


10/16/2014

18. Intruder (1989) (DVD) - Intruder is a passable slasher flick that has the novelty value of: a) casting Evil Dead and Spiderman director Sam Raimi in a supporting role; b) having the events of the film take place in one location (a supermarket) over the course of one night; and c) having a couple of the ghastliest kill scenes that I've ever seen. It certainly doesn't reinvent the wheel, but you can tell that the filmmakers are smart and funny, and that goes a long way toward engendering good will in me at least. If you go into this one with low expectations, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised--I know that I was. Worth seeing for the average horror movie fan; required viewing for gorehounds.


10/17/2014

19. The Brood (1979) (DVD) - The second Cronenberg film that I've watched in four days, The Brood still falls under the "whacked-out early Cronenberg" umbrella, but I like it quite a bit more than I like Rabid. Not that there's anything wrong per se with Rabid; I just find The Brood to be scarier. As far as I'm concerned, nothing can beat the capsule review that Leonard Maltin gives The Brood in his Movie and Video Guide; here's his review (from the 2003 edition of the book) in its entirety: "[Samantha] Eggar eats her own afterbirth while midget clones beat grandparents and lovely young schoolteachers to death with mallets. It's a big, wide, wonderful world we live in!"


10/18/2014

20. I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) (Streaming--Hulu Plus) - Very, very low-budget zombie film (that looks as if it were shot on Super 8mm film) starts off abysmally, recalling the worst of Ray Dennis Steckler and Troma films, but it eventually finds its groove and becomes, if not really good, at least watchable. I thought that I was going to have to turn it off without finishing it, as the location sound recording was awful (and was mixed even worse), the "humor" wasn't in the least bit funny, and the actors were all too old for their parts. When I heard Lloyd Kaufman name-checked in a radio newscast, that was nearly the last straw. Yet I persevered, and the film DID get better. The effects work near the end of the film was endearingly tacky yet delightfully repulsive, and the soundtrack has some great songs on it. What was in the water in the late '80s and early '90s that gave us so many teenage zom rom coms, anyway? Not to be confused with I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I., a Memphis-shot film that came out around the same time and featured about the same level of craftsmanship.


10/19/2014

21. Jack's Back (1988) (Streaming--Netflix) - Enjoyable mystery/thriller about a Jack the Ripper copycat killer stars James Spader in two roles as identical twin brothers. Cynthia Gibb (NOT a member of the Bee Gees) stars as the cute girl in distress, and Robert Picardo shows up in his second appearance in a subset film this Challenge. The Netflix stream was encoded a bit wonky; it would sure be nice if this were to get released on Blu-ray.


10/20/2014

22. Vampire in Venice (1988) (Streaming--GoogleDrive / AlyxStarr's link) - Klaus Kinski stars in a purported sequel to his 1979 Nosferatu film, except this time he refused to wear most of the makeup that he wore in the first one. His character still has the same rat teeth, however. Christopher Plummer slums it as an ineffectual vampire hunter, and Donald Pleasance shows up to collect a paycheck. Nothing much happens. I was bored.

23. Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) (Blu-ray 3D) - This direct sequel to the 1974 film got a lot of bad word of mouth when it came out, but as I'm a sucker for 3D movies, I bought the 3D Blu-ray anyway and gave it a whirl for the first time for this year's Challenge. I wasn't expecting a whole lot, so I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't stink up my living room. It's not great, and the 3D was merely okay, but it was certainly watchable...and I loved the cameos by several stars of the original film.


10/21/2014

24. Christine (1983) (DVD) - Christine has never been among my favorite Stephen King books, and the film is, in my opinion, one of John Carpenter's worst. That's not to say that it isn't nice-looking, because it is; it just doesn't seem that anyone involved had any real enthusiasm for the project. It also appears that the film either underwent some fairly extensive retooling before release to get the film under two hours in length or Carpenter had to rush to meet its release date, because it seems to be missing large swatches of plot. The best thing about the film is Roberts Blossom's performance. If you're looking for anything even remotely frightening, look elsewhere.


10/22/2014

25. The Uninvited (2009) (DVD) - I've assiduously avoided this film since I first heard of it because it's a remake of one of my favorite films of all time, A Tale of Two Sisters. However, since it's a subset pick, I've now given in and seen it...and it wasn't nearly as bad as I was afraid that it would be. The changes that have been made all serve to make the story much more linear, and everything is explained all nicely and neatly, but one of the reasons that I like A Tale of Two Sisters is that it doesn't explain everything. Still, the cast is uniformly excellent, and the film certainly looks great (and then there's Arielle Kebbel, the cast member who looks really great). Worth checking out.


10/23/2014

26. House on Haunted Hill (1959) (DVD) - I just took a look at my DVD collection and found that I've got nine copies of House on Haunted Hill. If you're a horror movie fan, it's sort of a hard film to avoid, as it's in the public domain and appears on nearly every DVD multi-pack that comes out. Luckily, it's a pretty good film, arguably the best film that William Castle ever directed. The cast is chock full of great "types": Vincent Price trots out his suave cad routine, Carol Ohmart plays the scheming wife to the hilt, Richard Long is the cocky playboy/jet pilot, etc. Even though the film sags a little in the middle, it contains one great "gotcha" moment which was designed to scare the sleep out of kids (and a lot of adults) for days. Even it you don't find it frightening, it's nearly impossible to dislike.


10/24/2014

27. Bio-Zombie (1998) (DVD) -


10/25/2014

28. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) (Blu-ray) -

29. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) (DVD) -


10/26/2014

30. Oculus (2013) (DVD) -


10/27/2014

31. The House That Dripped Blood (1971) (DVD) -


10/28/2014

32. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) (DVD) / (Streaming--Netflix) -


31 Films Subset

Spoiler:
-X- BONUS: Everybody - Any theatrical showing - Annabelle (2014)
-X- 09/30: Random.org - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013)
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988)
-X- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
-X- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004)
-X- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012)
-X- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
-X- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981)
-X- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970)
-X- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1981)
-X- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990)
-X- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
-X- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977)
-X- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006)
-X- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979)
-X- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
-X- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988)
-X- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988)
-X- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983)
-X- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009)
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998)
-X- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
-X- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013)
-X- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
-X- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
--- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
--- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012)
--- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)


Theme Nights

Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition - Stalled
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films - The Beach Girls and the Monster
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - Club Dread
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - Come Out and Play
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - The Comedy of Terrors
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - Phantom of the Paradise
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon - The Howling
-X- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors - A Bucket of Blood
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - The Vampire Lovers
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - The Funhouse
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Buried Alive
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - Mimic 3: Sentinel
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors - Rabid
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - The Host
-X- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors - Intruder
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - The Brood
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies - I Was a Teenage Zombie
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Jack's Back
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Vampire in Venice
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Christine
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry - The Uninvited
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore: The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - House on Haunted Hill
-X- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies - Bio-Zombie
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! - The Abominable Dr. Phibes; Dr. Phibes Rises Again
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft - Oculus
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - The House That Dripped Blood
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
--- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features -
--- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft -
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related -v


The Checklist

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - Invisible Invaders
--- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon -
-X- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley - Texas Chainsaw 3D
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen -
-X- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee - The Vampire Lovers
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
--- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry -
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - The Howling
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - The Comedy of Terrors
-X- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis - Club Dread
--- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - The Comedy of Terrors
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Select 2 film composers:
-X- John Frizzell - Texas Chainsaw 3D
-X- Howard Shore - The Brood
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci -
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - House on Haunted Hill
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - A Bucket of Blood
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
--- The Pang Brothers -or- Takashi Miike -
--- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
-X- Greg Cannom - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
--- Robert Hall -
--- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 producers:
-X- Jason Blum - Oculus
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
--- Guillermo del Toro -

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
-X- Charles B. Griffith - A Bucket of Blood
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Texas Chainsaw 3D
-X- Anthology Film - The House That Dripped Blood
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Funhouse
-X- Based on a Novel - The Howling
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Christine
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Club Dread
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Decapitation - Club Dread
--- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- From a Face Off Judge (links will be provided) -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Come Out and Play
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Annabelle
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Host
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Phantom of the Paradise
--- Nation of Origin: Mexico -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
-X- Rape / Revenge - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Intruder
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Stalled
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire - The Vampire Lovers
-X- Werewolf - The Howling
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Comedy of Terrors
-X- Zombie - Stalled

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Netflix Streaming), (Stalled).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (The Beach Girls and the Monster).
-X- Third format, (Theatrical Screening), (Annabelle).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (English), (Stalled).
-X- Second language, (Korean), (The Host).
-X- Third language, (Chinese), (Bio-Zombie).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - Invisible Invaders
-X- 1960 - The Beach Girls and the Monster
-X- 1970 - Phantom of the Paradise
-X- 1980 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
-X- 1990 - Buried Alive
-X- 2000 - Club Dread
-X- 2010 - Stalled

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Phantom of the Paradise
-X- PG-13 - The Uninvited
-X- R - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
--- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
-X- GP - The Abominable Dr. Phibes


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: 31 Total Watched: 32

First Time Viewings: 15 (47%)

Number of films that I didn't have time to write comments for because I was so behind by the end of the Challenge: 6 (19%)

Formats Watched:

22 DVD – 69%
6 Streaming (Netflix, Hulu Plus, GoogleDrive) – 19%
2 Blu-ray - 6%
1 DVD-R (from VHS) - 3%
1 Theatrical Screening - 3%

Decades:

1950s: 3 (9%)
1960s: 2 (6%)
1970s: 7 (22%)
1980s: 9 (28%)
1990s: 2 (6%)
2000s: 4 (13%)
2010s: 5 (16%)

Longest Film Viewed: The Host (119 minutes)
Shortest Films Viewed: The Beach Girls and the Monster, A Bucket of Blood (66 minutes)

New favorites: The Host, Jack's Back

Would not miss if North Korea suddenly obtained all available copies: Stalled, Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive, Vampire in Venice, Oculus

A note on this year's Challenge: I knew that this was going to be a tough year to participate in the Challenge, as I was teaching night classes on Monday through Thursday nights in addition to having my 8-5 job. Luckily, one class was only a half-semester class, so it wrapped up on October 9th, which allowed me a little more time for horror movie watching. Even with the respite, I ended up having to bail out three days before the end of the month due to tests that I had to make out, papers that I had to grade, etc. Still, the Challenge was (and always is) a nice diversion.

LIST IS NOW FINALIZED.
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Re: The 10th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

The 2014 Horror Challenge COMPLETED
Total Viewed: 115.25
Pace: 115.25
AFWPD: (Average FIlm Watched Per Day): 3.71
New Watched (denotes new): 82/108 (76%)

2007: 61
2008: 62
2009: 122
2010: 107
2011: 108
2012: 153
2013: 128
2014 Goals: Bronze(100) Silver(129) Gold(154)
100 Movies at Oct. 28th. 1130 AM
31 Films Completed On Oct. 30th
Subset Completed On Oct. 31st
Complete Checklist at 10/14 @ 10:30 PM

Body Count: 755
Boob Count: 113
New Checks at Icheck: 46
Scares: 12
Mirror gags: 2
Looks at Camera:14

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September 30th
1. Mischief Night(Baker, 2014)4/10 A twisted love story, with predictable outcome.
2. Cross Bearer: The Hammer of God(Alhbrandt, 2012) 4/10 Good gore, but nothing else
3. The Uninvited (Allen, 1944) 6.5/10 A good ghost story, but lite on any real scares
October 1st
4. Manhunter (Mann, 1986) 7/10 Way better then Red Dragon
5. Stalled (James, 2013) 4/10 A new take on zombies, but not good
October 2nd
6. The Carrier(White, 1988) 4/10 Nothing good besides some paranoia
7. Blood Lake
8. The Believers(Schlesinger, 1987) 5/10 Martin Sheen battles black magic
October 3rd
9. A nightmare on Elm Street 3(Russel, 1987) 7.5/10 Not the best, but my favorite by far.
10. The Sentinel (winner, 1977) 6/10 Such an awesome cast
11. The Brood(Cronenberg, 1979)6.5/10 The "kids" were nothing short of freaky
October 4th
12. Club Dread(Chandrasekhar, 2004)6.5/10 In the minority, but I love this movie.
October 5th
13. Visiting Hours(Lord, 1982)5/10 Boring, and all sorts of meh!
14. Come out and Play
15. Carrie(Peirce, 2013)5.5/10 Nowhere near the original, more of a glossed up version
16. ABCs of Death 2(Various, 2014)5.5/10 Not as gory or weird as the first
17. The Pact 2
October 6th
18. House of Clocks aka La Casa Nel Tempo(Fulci, 1989) 5/10 Good gore, but nothing else
19. A Comedy of Terrors(Tourneur, 1963)6.5/10 A fun movie, and a lot of Horror Legends
20.The Creeping Flesh(Francis, 1973)6/10 Cushing is still my favorite horror actor
21. Cut & Run aka Inferno in Diretta(Deodato, 1985) 5/10 Great practical effects, and Willie Ames
22. Wer(Bell, 2013) 6/10 A great take on the werewolf story
23. Phantasm 2(Coscarelli, 1988)6/10 A better rewatch then I remembered.
October 7th
24. Bikini Girls on Ice(Klein, 2009)3/10 Just as bad as one would think
25. The Nest(Winkless, 1988)5/10 Not even a good, bad 80's horror movie
26. Black Demons aka Demoni 3
27. Q:the Winged Serpent(Cohen, 1982)6/10 How is Moriarty not a bigger star
28. Phantom of the Paradise(De Palma, 1974)6.5/10 Paul Williams is such a good bad guy
29. Eraserhead(Lynch, 1977)6/10 I get why it is good, but barely held my interest
October 8th
30. The Howling(Dante, 1981) 6/10 Might be second to only AAWIL
October 9th
31. Horns(Aja, 2013) 6.5/10 Radcliffe is becoming a regular horror star
32. Bucket of Blood(Corman, 1959) 6/10 I feel as if Dick Miller hasn't aged
33. Nightbreed (Barker, 1990) 6/10 Not as good as Hellraiser, but still fun
October 10th
34. Vampire Lovers(Baker, 1970) 6/10 Hammer does it again
35. Fright Night(Holland, 1985) 6.5 Just found out the vamp was married to Susan Sarandon
36. All the boys love Mandy lane(Levine, 2006) 5.5 Excellent twist ending
October 11th
37. The Funhouse(Hooper, 1981) 5.5/10 Feels like an a-typical 80's horror movie
38. They Came from Within aka Shivers)Cronenberg, 1975) 6/10 You see Cronenbergs talent this early in his career
October 12th
39. Devils' Pass (Harlin, 2013) 5/10 How far has Harlin fallen
40. See No Evil 2(Soska Sisters, 2014) 5/10 Liked better then the original
41. Buried Alive(Darabont, 1990) 5.5/10 Nice seeing Darabont do a strait horror movie
42. Static(Levin, 2012)5/10 Has a good twisrt ending, but nothing else
43. Edgar Allen Poe's Buried Alive(Kikoine, 1990) 4/10 Liked the other one better
44. Devil Fish aka Monster Shark(Bava, 3/10 Deserves to be in the bottom 100
October 13th
45. Mimic(Del Torro, 1997)6/10 Could have been better, but an ok 90's movie
46. Mimic 2(Segonzac, 2001) 4/10 A big dropoff
47.Mimic: Sentinel(Petty, 2003) 3/10 All the bad things from Rear Window
48. Return of the Apeman(Rosen, 1944) 4.5/10 Lugosi and Caradine cannot save this
49. Magic(Attenborough, 1978) 6/10 Was expecting more, but Hopkins is still awesome in it.
50. The Eye 2 aka Gin Gwai 2(Pang Bros., 2004)5.5/10 Not as good as the first, but has some ok scares
Oct. 14th
51. Julia's Eyes aka Los Ojos de Julia(Morales, 2010) 7/10 Excellent Movie, and a nice twist
52. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage aka L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo(Argento, 1970) 7/10 Classic Giallo, Classic Argento
53. Rabid(Cronenberg, 1977) 6.5/10 You can see Cronenberg coming into his own
54. Occulus(Flanagan, 2013) 6/10 Has a good ending, but leaves some to be desired
55. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death(Lawton, 1989) 3/10 Terrible
56. Death Ship(Rakoff, 1980)5/10 Some major plotholes, and movie gaffs
Oct. 15th
57. The Host aka Gwoemul(Bong, 2006)7/10 Love how the americans caused it
58. Homesick(Wingard, 2007) 5/10 Good gore, but not much else
59. Trog(Francis, 1970)3/10 Don't know who should be more embarassed: Francis or Crawford
60. Warlock(Miner, 1989)6.5/10 One of my biggest guilty pleasures
61. Blood Glacier aka Blutgletscher(Kren, 2013) 5.5/10 Tries so hard to be the thing and fails
Oct. 16th
62. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-a-rama(1988, DeCoteau)3/10 Ehhh...
63. Intruder(Spiegel, 1989) 6/10 Third time seeing it, and liking it more and more
64. Grizzly(Girdler, 1976)5/10 Like jaws, with all the good cut out
65. Shewolf of London(Yarbrough, 1946)5/10 A lesser Universal movie, does have a nice twist ending
66. Popcorn(Herrier, 1991) 5/10 Has some good kills, but mostly paint by numbers
Oct. 17th
67. Frailty(Paxton, 2001)7/10 Awesome, great ending
Oct. 18th
68. Extrateretrial(Minihan, 2014)5/10 Cool concept, but fails hard
69. I was a Teenage Zombie
70. Annabelle(Leonetti, 2014) 6/10 Not as good as the conjuring.
Oct. 19th
71. Jack's Back*Herrington, 1988)6/10 Spader does creepy great.
72. Wrong Turn 6(Milev, 2014)3/10 Get worse, and worse.
Oct. 20th
73. Vampires in Venice(Caminito, 1988) Kinski is as creepy as spader.
74. Reanimator(Gordon, 1985)8/10 A classic
75. Something Weird(Lewis, 1967)5/10 Not as much gore as I hoped.
Oct. 21st
76. Dr. Giggles(Coto, 1992)5/10 The giggle annoyed me
77. This night I'll possess your Corpse(Marins, 1967) 7/10 Excellent movie
78. One Missed Call(Miike, 2003) Way better then the remake
79. Christine(Carpenter, 1983)Review
80. The Roost(West, 2005)4.5/10 Love West, but this is weak
81. Soultaker(Rissi, 1990) 3/10 Burn this
Oct. 22nd
82. The Uninvited(Guard Bros., 2009)6/10 Decent remake
83. Death Weekend(Fruet, 1976)6/10 A mild Last House on the Left
84. Fright Night(Gillespie, 2011)6/10 A glossy update of a classic
Oct. 23rd
85. House on Haunted Hill(Castle, 1959)6/10 A classic, and Price is the man
86. Primevel w/ Commentary
87. The Golem(Boese, 1920)5/10 Hard to believe almost 100 years old.
88. Vhs: Viral(Various, 2014)3/10 Terrible
oct. 24th
89. Bio-Zombie(Yip, 1998)6.5/10 A fun, fun movie
Oct. 25th
90. The Abominable Dr. Phibes(Fuest, 1971)6.5/10 An awesome Price vehicle
Oct. 26th
91. The Canal(Kavanagh, 2014)6/10 Enjoyable, but predictable
92. Halloween 3(Wallace, 1982)6/10 The third best in the series!
93-94. Never Sleep Again(Farrands, 2010)8/10 Excellent docmentary on the entire series and its impact
95. The Evil of Frankenstein(Francis, 1964)6/10 Not as good as other hammer movies, but still good
Oct. 27th
96. Don't look up aka Joyu-Rei(Nakata, 1996)6/10 Excellent J-Horror
97. The House that Dripped Blood(Duffel, 1971) 7/10 An awesome cast, great movie
98. The Island of Lost Souls(Kenton, 1932)6/10 A classic, and real dark for the 30s
Oct. 28th
99. Friday the 13th Pt. 7(Buechler, 1988)5/10 Introducing Kane Hodder
100. The Burbs(Dante, 1989)6/10 Awesome cast, great directing
101. Psycho(Hitchcock, 1960)9/10 A classic
102. The Stuff(Cohen, 1985)5/10 Moriarty rules
103. The Snow Creature(Wilder, 1954)3/10 Terrible
Oct. 29th
104. Slugs(Simon, 1988)5/10 Good gore, bad movie
105. Hatchet for your Honeymoon(Bava, 1970) 5/10 Expected more from bava
106. Rats(Mattei, 1984)5/10 That ending... lol
Oct. 30th
107. Here Comes the Devil(Bogliano, 2012)6/10 Good modern, demonic movie.
Oct. 31st
108. Trick R' Treat(Dougherty, 2007)8/10 A new classic IMO
109. Halloween(Carpenter, 1978)9/10 My favorite horror movie


Television
109.5 The Walking Dead "No Sanctuary + .5
110.25 American Horror Story "Monsters Among Us" + .75
111. American Horror Story " Masacres and Matinees" +.75
111.25 Simpsons "Treehouse of Terror XXV"
111.75 The Walking Dead "Strangers"
112.75 American Horror Story "Edward Mordrake Pt. 1"
113.25 The Walking Dead "Four Walls and a Roof"
113.75 Pretty Little Liars "We Love you to Death"
114.25 Melissa and Joey "Witch came First"
114.75 Brooklyn 99 "Halloween 2"
115.25 The Strain " Last Rights"

Checklist
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors: DONE
-x- John Agar - Nightbreed
-x- Donald Pleasence - Buried Alive
-x- Adrienne Barbeau - CWITAJOD
-x- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon - Reanimator
-x- Bruce Campbell - Intruder
-x- Bill Moseley - Home Sick
-x- Barbara Crampton - Reanimator
-x- Phil Fondacaro - Phantasm 2
-x- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween 3
-x- Jill Schoelen - Popcorn
-x- Peter Cushing - The Creeping Flesh
-x- Christopher Lee - The Creeping Flesh
-x- Larry Drake - Dr. Giggles
-x- Michael Ironside - Visiting Hours
-x- Lisa Langlois - The Nest
-x- Lynn Lowry - Shivers
-x- Suzi Lorraine -Bikini Girls on Ice
-x- Sara Paxton - Static
-x- Christopher George - Grizzly
-x- Kevin McCarthy - The Howling
-x- Jeff Goldblum(The Sentinel)
-x- Christopher Walken(The Sentinel)
-x- Anthony Hopkins - Magic
-x- Anthony Perkins - Psycho
-x- Boris Karloff - A Comedy of Terrors
-x- Bela Lugosi - Return of the Apeman
-x- Jordan Ladd(Club Dread)
-x- Tiffany Shepis - Home Sick
-x- José Mojica Marin - Tonight I possess Your Corpse
-x- Paul Naschy - The Werewolf and the Yeti
-x- Malcolm McDowell(Mischief Night)
-x- Julian Sands - Warlock
-x- Ray Milland - The Uninvited
-x- Vincent Price - A Comedy of Terrors
-x- Andrew Prine - Grizzly
-x- Robert Z'Dar - Soultaker
-x- Michael Ripper - The Creeping Flesh
-x- Thorley Walters - Trog
-x- John Saxon -Anoes 3
-x- Barbara Steele - Shivers

Select 2 film composers:DONE
-x- John Frizzell - Primevel
-x- Claudio Simonetti - Cut and Run
-x- Howard Shore - The Brood
-x- Frank Skinner - Shewolf of London

Select 5 directors: DONE
-x- Dario Argento - The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
-x- Lucio Fulci - The House of Clocks
-x- Mario Bava - Hatchet for the Honeymoon
-x- William Castle - House On Haunted Hill
-x- Lamberto Bava - Devil Fish
-x- Umberto Lenzi - Black Demons
-x- Larry Cohen - Q: The Winged Serpent
-x- Don Coscarelli - Phantasm 2
-x- Roger Corman - A Bucket of Blood
-x- David DeCoteau - Sorority Babes in the Slimeball bowl-a-rama
-x- Ruggero Deodato -Cut and Run
-x- Herschell Gordon Lewis - Something Weird
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa
-x- Hideo Nakata - Don't look up
-x- Tom Holland - Fright Night
-x- Steve Miner - Warlock
-x- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) - The Eye 2
-x- Takashi Miike - One Missed Call
-x- Ti West - The Roost
-x- Adam Wingard - Home Sick

Select 2 make-up effects artists: Done
-x- Roy Ashton - The Creeping Flesh
-x- Greg Cannom - The Howling
-x- Robert Hall - Wer
-x- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - The Sentinel

Select 2 producers:
-x- Jason Blum - Oculus
-x- Herman Cohen - Trog
-x- Sam Katzman - Return of the Apeman
-x- Guillermo del Toro - Julia's Eyes

Select 1 writer: Done
-x- Robert Bloch - House that Dripped Blood
-x- Charles B. Griffith - A Bucket of Blood
-x- H.P. Lovecraft - Reanimator

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-x- *3-D Film - Fright Night (2011)
-x- Anthology Film - ABCs of Death 2
-x- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Bird with the Crystal Plumage
-x- Appears on Video Nasties List - Visiting Hours
-x- Based on a Novel - Manhunter
-x- Cannibalism - CWITAJOD
-x- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Carrie
-x- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - The Robot vs The Aztec Mummy
-x- Comedy / Spoof - Club Dread
-x- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Uninvited
-x- Death by: Decapitation - Abcs of Death2 "C is for Capitol Punishment"
-x- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) - Something Weird
-x- Documentary - Never Sleep Again
-x- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Extraterrestrial
-x- Found Footage - Devil's Pass
-x- Frankenstein - The Evil of Frankenstein
-x- Ghost / Haunting - The Uninvited
-x- Giallo - Bird with the crystal Plumage
-x- J-Horror - The Eye 2
-x- Judges of Face Off (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) - Trick r' Treat
-x- Killer / Evil Animal - Blood Lake
-x- Killer / Evil Child - The Brood
-x- Killer / Evil Doll - Magic
-x- Made-for-TV Movie - Blood Lake
-x- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Q:The Winged Serpent
-x- Mummy - The Robot vs The Aztec Mummy
-x- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Phantom of the Paradise
-x- Nation of Origin: Mexico - The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy
-x- Nazi - Death Ship
-x- Psychological - Manhunter
-x- Rape / Revenge - Death Weekend
-x- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Cross Bearer
-x- Takes Place on a Holiday - Mischief Night
-x- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Death Ship
-x- Three Installments in a Franchise - Mimic 1-3
-x- Vampire - Fright Night
-x- Werewolf - Wer
-x- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Sentinel
-x- With Commentary - Primevel
-x- With Two or More Horror Legends - A comedy of Terrors
-x- Zombie - Stalled

Watch films in at least three formats: Done
-x- First format, (Streaming), (Mischief Night).
-x- Second format, (Youtube), (The Carrier).
-x- Third format, (Netflix Streaming), (Blood Lake).
-x- Fourth format, (DVD), (ANOES 3)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-x- First language, (English), (Any).
-x- Second language, (Spanish), (Julia's Eyes).
-x- Third language, (Chinese), (The Eye 2).
-×- Fourth Language, (Korean), (The Host)

Select 8 decades of film history: DONE
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-x- 1920 - The Golem
-x- 1930 - Island of Lost Souls
-x- 1940 - The Uninvited
-x- 1950 - A Bucket of Blood
-x- 1960 - A Comedy of Terrors
-x- 1970 - The Sentinel
-x- 1980 - Manhunter
-x- 1990 - Black Demons
-x- 2000 - Club Dread
-x- 2010 - Mischief Night

Select 4 ratings: Done
-x- G - The Snow Creature
-x- PG - The Creeping Flesh
-x- PG-13 - Buried Alive
-x- R - Manhunter
-x- X / NC-17 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3
-x- Unrated - Stalled
-x- M - Psycho
-x- GP - The Bird with the Crystal Plumage


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-x- (2nd Annual Gathering of the Ghouls). OPTIONAL

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




SUBSET
Spoiler:
--- 9/30: The Uninvited (1944) (Criterion crossover)
-x- 10/1: Stalled (bathroom/kitchen) - mightysparks
-x- 10/2: The Carrier (summer-themed) - The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
-x- 10/3: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (dreams, drugs & hallucinations) - Darkgod
-x- 10/4: Club Dread (comedy/teen screams) - PCBreakdown
-x- 10/5: Come Out and Play (deserted island horror) - rbrown498
-x- 10/6: The Comedy of Terrors (chronological) - ntnon
-x- 10/7: Phantom of the Paradise (original song) - Gobear
-x- 10/8: The Howling (werewolves/were-creatures/Full Moon) - ororama
-x- 10/9: A Bucket of Blood (foodservice industry terrors) - Trevor
-x- 10/10: The Vampire Lovers (lesbians, brothels & sex demons) - clckworang
-x- 10/11: The Funhouse (35 years of Fangoria covers) - Chad
-x- 10/12: Buried Alive (graveyard horrors) - indiephantom
-x- 10/13: Mimic 3: Sentinel (before they were stars) - Mondo Kane
-x- 10/14: Rabid (motorcyle terrors) - Bladz
-x- 10/15: The Host (Asian) - tarfrimmer
-x- 10/16: Intruder (retail establishment terrors) - therja
-x- 10/17: The Brood (dads/moms) - DaveyJoe
-x- 10/18: I Was a Teenage Zombie (1980's video companies) - nezumi
-x- 10/19: Jack's Back (slashers, giallos & serial killers) - J. Farley
-x- 10/20: Vampire in Venice (vampires/apocalyptic) - SethDLH
-x- 10/21: Christine (planes, trains & automobiles) - Darth Maher
-x- 10/22: The Uninvited (2009) (sibling rivalry) - shellebelle
-x- 10/23: The House On Haunted Hill (Bava/Castle) - cwileyy
-x- 10/24: Bio-Zombie (zombies) - coyoteblue
-x- 10/25: The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (drive-in double features) - Dimension X
-x- 10/26: Oculus (supernatural & quiet/soft) - arw6040
-x- 10/27: The House That Dripped Blood (anthology) - Undeadcow
-x- 10/28: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (masked killers) - shadokitty
-x- 10/29: Rats: Nights of Terror (creature features) - SterlingBen
-x- 10/30: Here's Comes the Devil (demonic possession/satanic/witchcraft) - Melmoth
-x- 10/31: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Halloween) - jacob_b

Theme Night
Spoiler:
-x- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition - Stalled
-x- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films - The Carriers
-x- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - ANOES 3
-x- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - Club Dread
-x- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - Come out and Play
-x- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - A comedy of Terrors/House of clocks
-x- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - Phantom of the Paradise
-x- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon - The Howling
-x- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors - A Bucket of Blood
-x- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - The Vampire Lovers
-x- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - The Funhouse
-x- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Buried Alive
-x- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - Mimic - (Norman Reedus)
-x- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors - Rabid
-x- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - The Host
-x- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors - Intruder
-x- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - Frailty
-x- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies -I Was a Teenage Zombie
-x- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Jack's Back
-x- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Vampire in Venice
-x- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Christine
-x- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry - The
-x- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - House on Haunted Hill
-x- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies - Bio-Zombie
-x- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
-x- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft - The Canal
-x- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - The House that Dripped Blood
-x- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Ft13th Pt. 7
-x- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features - Rats
-x- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - Here comes the Devil
-x- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related - Trick R' Treat
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Re: The 10th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

List finalized.

Video montage here.

Top 5 first time viewings:



Goal: 100

- All first time viewings, unless indicated by a *.
- I'm on iCM: http://www.icheckmovies.com/profile/mightysparks/
- Here's a list of what I consider the 'best' horror films (in no order): http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/th.../mightysparks/
- I'm developing an 'ultimate horror canon' here: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/t.../mightysparks/

2010: 28
2011: 176
2012: 306
2013: 182

September 30 Dusk
1. The Gingerdead Man (2005) 4/10
Review/comments: Not enough gingerbread man or people getting killed. Why was the focus on a horribly uncomfortable romance?
# "Omnibus" Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) 4/10
Review/comments: A guy runs about on a beach while a cow moos.

October 1
2. Zonbi asu (2011) 4/10
Review/comments: The occasional funny moment, but way too stupid for my liking.

October 2
3. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (1971) 6/10
Review/comments: Ends up being like a montage of bad stuff the girls are doing rather than a full narrative, so isn't entirely effective though it's not to say it's bad, just not great.
4. The House on Sorority Row (1983) 6/10
Review/comments: Decently entertaining, but the story makes feck all sense. Also contains first attractive guy of the season.
5. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) 4/10
Review/comments: Basically people going into the woods and getting killed. No real characters, no motivations, no decent kills or gore. The acting is pretty hilariously bad though.
6. Non ho sonno (2001) 6/10
Review/comments: At first I was just confused, but it slowly got on its feet. Some inspired kills, despite some randomness and silliness.
7. Spiders (2000) 4/10
Review/comments: So 90s it hurts. And every line is a cliche. Really, really bad but also funny in its badness.

October 3
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) 2/10
Review/comments: Incredibly awful in every aspect. The acting, the dialogue, the lack of tension/scares/humour... Freddy looked like a rat, with no expression in his face and had no personality. Terrible.
9. The Cell (2000) 6/10
Review/comments: Jennifer Lopez sucks and the story is pretty formulaic, but Vincent D'Onofrio and the cool dream worlds make it worth a watch.
10. Graduation Day (1981) 4/10
Review/comments: Really boring.
11. Trauma (1993) 5/10
Review/comments: Silly and never seemed to end.
12. Village of the Damned (1995) 6/10
Review/comments: Pretty much the same as the original, tbh. This might have the slight edge.
13. The Giant Claw (1957) 4/10
Review/comments: Not bad for what it is, but still not good. And the bird is just hilarious.
14. The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992) 6/10
Review/comments: Not really my thing, but interesting and somewhat funny.

October 4
15. Bijitâ Q (2001) 5/10
Review/comments: The occasional scene was funny and/or disturbing, but mostly it was just dull.
16. Frankenstein (1994) 5/10
Review/comments: Prefer the 1931 version. This one was too fluffy and melodramatic. Closer to the book, but I didn't like the book either.
17. Scream and Scream Again (1970) 5/10
Review/comments: Really weird, but also really boring.
18. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) 6/10
Review/comments: Not a fan of the original, but I didn't mind this one. Fun and funny.
19. The Signal (2007) 8/10
Review/comments: One of the weirdest movies I've ever seen and NOTHING like what I expected. Oddly gripping and really funny.
20. Hasta el viento tiene miedo (1968) 6/10
Review/comments: Standard, but decent if not cheesy, ghost story.
21. ABCs of Death 2 6/10
Review/comments: Not a massive fan of the first one, but I preferred it. Favourite segments were D, O, R, S, U.

October 5
22. Shark Night 3D (2011) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring, no sense of humour. Retarded plot and characters.
23. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) 6/10
Review/comments: Decent zomcom.
24. Vinyan (2008) 4/10
Review/comments: Crappy acting, annoying characters and boring.
25. Day the World Ended (1955) 4/10
Review/comments: Typical silly 50s sci-fi.
26. Apocalypse domani (1983) 5/10
Review/comments: Too tame, a bit dull and I don't know what it was trying to say.
27. Strange Confession (1945) 5/10
Review/comments: Acting is decent and it's decently made, but it's all a bit boring and underdeveloped.
28. Buio Omega (1979) 6/10
Review/comments: Dull set of characters, but decent film.
29. Ghost Story (1981) 5/10
Review/comments: Silly and dull and dragged out too much. Lead was dorky and cute, but that was the best thing about it.

October 6
30. The Gorgon (1964) 5/10
Review/comments: Watchable, but bland and silly.
31. Lady in a Cage (1964) 6/10
Review/comments: Good concept, ok execution. Lead is annoying and unlikable, the villains not menacing enough. No real tension.
32. Et mourir de plaisir (1960) 4/10
Review/comments: Annoying whispering and boring.
33. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) 6/10
Review/comments: Watered down version of the book, but still decently entertaining. Jonathan Pryce is great and intense as Dark (and seriously goddamn hot as hell).
34. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972) 4/10
Review/comments: Really boring
*35. Deliria (1987) 8/10
Review/comments: Wonderfully stylish, creative and atmospheric. Great tension.

October 7
36. The Roost (2005) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull.
37. Il mulino delle donne di pietra (1960) 5/10
Review/comments: I didn't mind the story, but it wasn't that well done.
38. Body Snatchers (1993) 5/10
Review/comments: 'Teenage' version of the concept. Not horrible, but nothing special.
39. La morte vivante (1982) 4/10
Review/comments: Wow, a watchable Jean Rollin film. Still not good, but is actually a film.
*40. Christina's House (2000) 6/10
Review/comments: Eh, so I really liked this when I was 13 and thought Howie was really hot, but wasn't hot enough to distract me from the badness this time around. Crappy, but funny.

October 8
41. Bad Moon (1996) 6/10
Review/comments: Decent, but doesn't do a whole lot. I liked the dog.
42. La bête (1975) 4/10
Review/comments: Ridiculously stupid.
43. El retorno del Hombre-Lobo (1981) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring.
44. The Living and the Dead (2006) 4/10
Review/comments: A borefest.

October 9
45. Lurkers (1988) 4/10
Review/comments: Promising bits scattered here and there, but overall really dull.
46. Jiao zi (2004) 5/10
Review/comments: More effective as a short, but I'm not a big fan of that either.
47. Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) 6/10
Review/comments: Not too bad, well-made and ok story, but a bit boring.
48. The Uninvited (2009) 6/10
Review/comments: Decent, but lacking in scares and tension.
49. Fanatic (1965) 7/10
Review/comments: Tense little thriller with a good cast.
50. Dr. Giggles (1992) 6/10
Review/comments: Funny and entertaining, but cheesy as hell.

October 10
51. The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978) 6/10
Review/comments: Weird film. Had a cool concept, but build up was too slow.
52. Deadly Blessing (1981) 6/10
Review/comments: Sort of entertaining, but didn't do a whole lot with the concept. The ending was also completely random.
53. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) 6/10
Review/comments: Kinda entertaining, but also kinda bland.
54. La novia ensangrentada (1972) 4/10
Review/comments: Started out potentially promising, but turned into a lesbian vampire sex thing.

October 11
55. Ticks (1993) 5/10
Review/comments: Mildly entertaining, but stupid.
56. The Dark Half (1993) 6/10
Review/comments: Hutton is good, some funny lines, but not much more than watchable.
57. I, Madman (1989) 5/10
Review/comments: Oddly similar to the last film, but dull with a crappy lead.
58. Brainscan (1994) 6/10
Review/comments: Could've been an intelligent commentary, but was just sorta entertaining.
59. The Ghoul (1933) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring.
60. Ganja & Hess (1973) 4/10
Review/comments: Really boring.
*61. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) 8/10
Review/comments: Still a funny and intelligent slasher comedy.

October 12
62. Dead Mate (1988) 5/10
Review/comments: Almost so bad it's good - quite a few random and funny moments, but also really bad.
63. Living Doll (1990) 6/10
Review/comments: Oddly appealing and fun, with a relatable and likable lead. Not quite hilarious or 'deep' enough to be great though.
64. Tales from the Hood (1995) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull.
65. Geung si sin sang (1985) 7/10
Review/comments: Surprisingly a lot of fun.
66. The Silent Scream 6/10
Review/comments: Not bad, especially for a debut but it was pretty anti-climactic.
67. La setta (1991) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring and strange.

October 13
68. Dracula 2000 (2000) 5/10
Review/comments: Stupid, but sort of entertaining.
69. Without Warning (1980) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring.
70. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring.
71. Zombi Holocaust (1980) 5/10
Review/comments: Meh.
72. The Pact (2012) 3/10
Review/comments: Crap, crap, crap. I hate Caity Lotz.

October 14
73. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû (1969) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull, but not terrible.
*74. Dèmoni (1985) 9/10
Review/comments: Remains awesomely chaotic and insane.
75. The Asphyx (1973) 5/10
Review/comments: Meh.
76. Fritt vilt II (2008) 6/10
Review/comments: Don't remember the first one. Decent slasher, but nothing new.

October 15
77. The Canal (2014) 5/10
Review/comments: Couple creepy moments, mostly just stupid.
78. Jisatsu sâkuru (2001) 5/10
Review/comments: Some funny moments, but a bit dumb.
79. Uzumaki (2000) 4/10
Review/comments: Pointless nonsense.
80. Kataude mashin gâru (2008) 4/10
Review/comments: Pointless gorefest. Lots of blood, but also lots of boredom.
# "American Horror Story" Monsters Among Us (2014) 6/10
Review/comments: Doesn't seem great so far, but hopefully it'll pick up.
81. A Cadaver Christmas (2011) 5/10
Review/comments: Not bad for a low budget film with some funny moments.

October 16
82. Swamp Thing (1982) 6/10
Review/comments: Watchable, mildly entertaining with a boring cast.
83. Rinne (2005) 5/10
Review/comments: Devoid of any tension, scares or atmosphere. Dull.
84. Temnye vody (1993) 4/10
Review/comments: Some cool visuals can't save the crappy plot and acting.
85. House of Dark Shadows (1970) 6/10
Review/comments: Ok, but lacks spark.
86. Hei tai yang 731 (1988) 5/10
Review/comments: Not particularly effective outside of some of the 'graphic' scenes.

October 17
87. The Beast Within (1982) 6/10
Review/comments: Decent film, but boring.
88. Unmasked Part 25 (1988) 6/10
Review/comments: Funny idea, but so-so execution. Good gore and some funny moments, but humour mostly falls flat.
89. Mama (2013) 6/10
Review/comments: Started off well, then too much exposition and Jessica Chastain (yuck). Kid actors were very good.
90. La dama rossa uccide sette volte (1972) 5/10
Review/comments: Ok for a giallo, but still dull.

October 18
91. Phase IV (1974) 6/10
Review/comments: Nice visuals and interesting concept, but ruined by crappy script and acting.
92. The Wizard of Gore (1970) 5/10
Review/comments: Strange.
93. Kansen (2004) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull. Needed a tighter script and better editing. Could do with a remake.
94. Nochnoy dozor (2004) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring.
95. Rituals (1977) 5/10
Review/comments: Hasn't aged too well, but it's ok.
96. Dr. Caligari (1989) 6/10
Review/comments: Bizarre.
97. Vec vidjeno (1987) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull, formulaic and heavy-handed slasher/drama.

October 19
98. La coda dello scorpione (1971) 5/10
Review/comments: Meh.
99. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971) 5/10
Review/comments: Meh.
100. Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? (1972) 4/10
Review/comments: Meh.
101. La tarantola dal ventre nero (1971) 6/10
Review/comments: Fairly solid giallo.
102. Dark Water (2005) 6/10
Review/comments: Not the best balance of emotional drama/ghost story, but watchable all the same.

October 20
103. Tusk (2014) 6/10
Review/comments: A bit slow and the humour was a bit awkward sometimes, but strange film.
104. Housebound (2014) 6/10
Review/comments: Solid, with some chuckles, but horror side falls a bit flat.
105. Innocent Blood (1992) 6/10
Review/comments: Entertaining enough, but boring leads and not much atmosphere.
106. Fright Night (2011) 5/10
Review/comments: Crappy, formulaic, bad cast with zero charm... yet still watchable.

October 21
107. The Night Flier (1997) 6/10
Review/comments: Miguel Ferrer was good, Katherine Blair was a pointless and horrible addition.
108. Gwai wik (2006) 4/10
Review/comments: Nice visuals, that's it.
109. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) 5/10
Review/comments: Some interesting ideas.
110. Red White & Blue (2010) 6/10
Review/comments: Acting is a bit wobbly and the budget shows, but grim thriller.

October 22
111. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro (1971) 6/10
Review/comments: Some pacing issues, but an ok watch.
112. Cat People (1982) 7/10
Review/comments: McDowell is great (and doesn't have enough screen time), and Kinski is horrible, but it's strangely intriguing.
113. Sôseiji (1999) 4/10
Review/comments: Really stupid.
114. Shiryô no wana (1988) 5/10
Review/comments: Meh.
115. Jug Face (2013) 6/10
Review/comments: Great acting, interesting premise - though some pacing issues and unanswered questions.
116. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) 4/10
Review/comments: As boring as the first one.

October 23
117. 13 Ghosts (1960) 6/10
Review/comments: Ok fluff.
118. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) 6/10
Review/comments: A bit wooden, but alright.

October 24
119. Marebito (2004) 4/10
Review/comments: Waste of time.
120. Le notti del terrore (1981) 6/10
Review/comments:The ridiculousness of it and the dubbing is too hilarious.
121. Sugar Hill (1974) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull, not but horrible.
122. Devil's Playground (2010) 4/10
Review/comments: Basically a boring action film with zombies. Pointless.
123. Heartless (2009) 5/10
Review/comments: Been done before, much more effectively. A bit dumb.
124. The Carrier (1988) 5/10
Review/comments: Some interesting ideas, but it's all a bit muddled.
# Take This Lollipop (2011) 7/10
Review/comments: Simple, but novel idea. Be sure to visit the actual site and not watch on YT. 3 mins
# Minatory (2012) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull. 10 mins
# Bio-Cop (2012) 7/10
Review/comments: Hilarious stuff. I quite like Astron-6, but I get bored of their features. This is just the right length. 6 mins
# The Umbrella Factory (2013) 5/10
Review/comments: Not bad, but not a fan of the animation style and it was a bit flat. 4 mins
# Full of Sound & Fury; Signifying Nothing (2010) 5/10
Review/comments: Boring. 4 mins

October 25
# Death Is Hereditary (2009) 4/10
Review/comments: Kept waiting for something to happen. 7 mins
# The Angel (2007) 5/10
Review/comments: Fine, but nothing special. 7 mins
# Abe (2013) 5/10
Review/comments: Kinda silly. 9 mins
# Maniac (2011) 5/10
Review/comments: Surprisingly stylish, but lacking in content. 10 mins
125. Squirm (1976) 4/10 *MST3K [8/10]*
Review/comments: A pretty bad film, but hilarious MST3K ep. "Mr Beardsley?!"
126. The Incredible Melting Man (1977) 4/10 *MST3K [7/10]*
Review/comments: Film was pretty pointless schlock, but MST3K pretty funny.
127. The Lost (2006) 5/10
Review/comments: Senter was good, some inspired moments (Pied Piper moments especially), but is mostly just teen angst nonsense.
128. Sexykiller, morirás por ella (2008) 7/10
Review/comments: Fun film with a funny and charismatic lead (though too creepy and ugly to be a 'sexy killer').
129. L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (1975) 6/10
Review/comments: Solid mystery/thriller, let down by bad acting and visuals and a few pacing problems.

October 26
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) 5/10
Review/comments: About the same as the first one, though less 'raw' and more slick which makes the found footage seem dumb.
131. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) 5/10
Review/comments: Still pretty dumb, but watchable.
132. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) 4/10
Review/comments: Definite change in the series here, the teens and kids are annoying and no reason for the cameras.
133. Funny Games (2007) 6/10
Review/comments: Original is slightly better, but still decent.
134. The Reptile (1966) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull, with a ridiculous 'monster', but a decently made film.
135. Oculus (2013) 7/10
Review/comments: Interesting premise and quite tense with a lot of flaws. Keeps you on the edge of your seat though.
# Friends 4ever (2011) 7/10
Review/comments: Really dumb, but funny. 22 mins
#136. Trunk (2008) 7/10
Review/comments: Funny and the actors are really good (especially Gallner, who is great in everything). 20 mins

October 27
137. Cat's Eye (1985) 6/10
Review/comments: First two segments pretty good, third one was random.
138. Necronomicon (1993) 5/10
Review/comments: Not so bad, but only worth it for the third segment.
139. Creepshow 2 (1987) 6/10
Review/comments: Not as good as the first one, but mildly entertaining. Oil monster was my favourite.
140. Gritos en la noche (1962) 5/10
Review/comments: Why is this story so popular? IT'S NOT INTERESTING.
141. Murder By Decree (1979) 5/10
Review/comments: One of the most bland and boring films I've ever seen.

October 28
142. Hellbent (2004) 6/10
Review/comments: Fairly typical slasher, lacking in tension but it's ok.
143. Bruiser (2000) 5/10
Review/comments: Dull and weird.
144. Isolation (2005) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring story, boring execution. It's basically Alien on a farm, but really boring with no atmosphere or tension.
145. L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (1962) 4/10
Review/comments: Oh god so boring.
146. The Candy Snatchers (1973) 5/10
Review/comments: Unintentionally (?) funny at times, but quite dull. So many boring films today.

October 29
147. Congo (1995) 5/10
Review/comments: Pretty typical adventure/creature film.
148. Prophecy (1979) 5/10
Review/comments: The thing's crying just made me depressed.
149. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) 4/10
Review/comments: So bad.
150. Night of the Dark Full Moon (1972) 4/10
Review/comments: Boring.
151. Nude per l'assassino (1975) 4/10
Review/comments: Really boring kill me now.
152. Paranoiac (1963) 6/10
Review/comments: Driven to madness by this point, I wasn't really in the mood but it's quite good.

October 30
153. The Witches (1990) 6/10
Review/comments: Probably better for kids, but decent.
154. Darkness (2002) 4/10
Review/comments: Really stupid.
155. Damien: Omen II (1978) 5/10
Review/comments: Better than the first one, but still pretty blah.
156. The Sorcerers (1967) 5/10
Review/comments: Not too bad.

October 31
157. Halloween II (2009) 4/10
Review/comments: Everyone in this film was annoying as feck.


FINAL TOTAL= 158 (151 new films (11 shorts, 2 TV eps), 4 rewatches)
  • Goal reached
  • Checklist completed
  • Theme nights completed

Stats!
Spoiler:

(stats don't include shorts or rewatches)
Decades:
1920-1929 - 0
1930-1939 - 1
1940-1949 - 1
1950-1959 - 2
1960-1969 - 14
1970-1979 - 34
1980-1989 - 28
1990-1999 - 20
2000-2009 - 32
2010-2019 - 18

Average year: 1988

Ratings:
1/10 - 0
2/10 - 1
3/10 - 1
4/10 - 42
5/10 - 51
6/10 - 50
7/10 - 5
8/10 - 1
9/10 - 0
10/10 - 0

Average rating: 5.1

Top 10:
  1. The Signal (2007)
  2. Oculus (2013)
  3. Geung si sin sang (1985)
  4. Fanatic (1965)
  5. Sexykiller, morirás por ella (2008)
  6. Cat People (1982)
  7. Living Doll (1990)
  8. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
  9. Paranoiac (1963)
  10. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (1971)

HM's:
  • Bad Moon (1996)
  • Dr. Caligari (1989)
  • Dr. Giggles (1992)
  • Fritt vilt II (2008)
  • Funny Games (2007)
  • Hellbent (2004)
  • Housebound (2014)
  • Jug Face (2013)
  • Le notti del terrore (1981)
  • Mama (2013)
  • Non ho sonno (2001)
  • Phase IV (1974)
  • Red White & Blue (2010)
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
  • The Night Flier (1997)
  • The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1976)
  • The Uninvited (2009)
  • Tusk (2014)
  • Unmasked Part 25 (1988)
  • ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

Bottom 10:
  1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  2. The Pact (2012)
  3. "Omnibus" Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968)
  4. The Gingerdead Man (2005)
  5. Vinyan (2008)
  6. Ganja & Hess (1973)
  7. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)
  8. Graduation Day (1981)
  9. Shark Night 3D (2011)
  10. La bête (1975)


Checklist:
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
--- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence -
-X- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon - Swamp Thing (1982)
-X- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley - Congo (1995)
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen -
-X- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside - Dr. Giggles (1992)
-X- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry - Cat People (1982)
-X- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton - Shark Night 3D (2011)
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - Graduation Day (1981)
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - The Ghoul (1933)
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
-X- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -or- Paul Naschy - El retorno del Hombre-Lobo (1981)
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - Apocalypse domani (1983)

Select 2 film composers:
--- John Frizzell -
--- Howard Shore -
-X- Claudio Simonetti - Non ho sonno (2001)
-X- Frank Skinner - Strange Confession (1945)

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci - Non ho sonno (2001)
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - 13 Ghosts (1960)
-X- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi - Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - Day the World Ended (1955)
-X- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis - The Wizard of Gore (1970)
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
-X- The Pang Brothers -or- Takashi Miike - Bijitâ Q (2001)
-X- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard - The Roost (2005)

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
-X- Roy Ashton - The Gorgon (1964)
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
-X- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - Ghost Story (1981)

Select 2 producers:
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
-X- Sam Katzman - The Giant Claw (1957)
-X- Guillermo del Toro - Mama (2013)

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Charles B. Griffith -
-X- H.P. Lovecraft - Necronomicon (1993)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Shark Night 3D (2011)
-X- Anthology Film - ABCs of Death 2
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Buio Omega (1979)
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
-X- Based on a Novel - Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
-X- Cannibalism - Apocalypse domani (1983)
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - Necronomicon (1993)
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Squirm (1976)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Zonbi asu (2011)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
-X- Death by: Beheading - Non ho sonno (2001)
-X- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) - The Wizard of Gore (1970)
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Body Snatchers (1993)
-X- Found Footage - The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1994)
--- From a Face Off Judge -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Hasta el viento tiene miedo (1968)
-X- Giallo - Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (1972)
-X- J-Horror - Jisatsu sâkuru (2001)
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Giant Claw (1957)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Village of the Damned (1995)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Tales from the Hood (1995)
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Ticks (1993)
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992)
-X- Nation of Origin: Mexico - Hasta el viento tiene miedo (1968)
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - The Canal (2014)
-X- Rape / Revenge - Red White & Blue (2010)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The House on Sorority Row (1983)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Shark Night 3D (2011)
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) / Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) / Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
-X- Vampire - The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992)
-X- Werewolf - Bad Moon (1996)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Witches (1990)
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- Zombie - ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (DVD), (The Gingerdead Man (2005)).
-X- Second format, (Bluray), (Shark Night 3D (2011)).
-X- Third format, (Cinema), (Tusk (2014)).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (English), (The Gingerdead Man (2005)).
-X- Second language, (Japanese), (Zonbi asu (2011)).
-X- Third language, (French), (Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (1971)).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Ghoul (1933)
-X- 1940 - Strange Confession (1945)
-X- 1950 - The Giant Claw (1957)
-X- 1960 - Hasta el viento tiene miedo (1968)
-X- 1970 - Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (1971)
-X- 1980 - The House on Sorority Row (1983)
-X- 1990 - Trauma (1993)
-X- 2000 - The Gingerdead Man (2005)
-X- 2010 - Zonbi asu (2011)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
-X- PG-13 - Shark Night 3D (2011)
-X- R - The House on Sorority Row (1983)
-X- X / NC-17 - Trauma (1993)
-X- Unrated - Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (1971)
--- M -
--- GP -


Theme Nights:
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries- Bathrooms & Kitchens - Zonbi asu (2011)
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed - Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (1971)
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations, Drug Trips - A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - Bijitâ Q (2001)
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - The Gorgon (1964)
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - The Roost (2005)
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves) - Bad Moon (1996)
-X- 10/09: Location-Based Retail Hellhole Death Duel: Part 1 - Foodservice Industry Terrors - Lurkers (1988)
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay (Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons) - The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - Ticks (1993)
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Dead Mate (1988)
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - Dracula 2000 (2000)
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! - Motorcyle Horrors - Dèmoni (1985)
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - Jisatsu sâkuru (2001)
-X- 10/16: Location-Based Retail Hellhole Death Duel: Part 2 - Retail Establishment Terrors - Swamp Thing (1982)
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Mama (2013)
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies - The Wizard of Gore (1970)
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers, Giallos & Serial Killers - La tarantola dal ventre nero (1971)
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Innocent Blood (1992)
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - The Night Flier (1997)
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Cat People (1982)
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore- Mario Bava & William Castle - 13 Ghosts (1960)
-X- 10/24: [INSERT GENERIC TAGLINE HERE] - Zombies - Le notti del terrore (1981)
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features - Squirm (1976)
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet/Soft Horror - Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Cat's Eye (1985)
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Hellbent (2004)
-X- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features - Congo (1995)
-X- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - The Witches (1990)
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween II (2009)

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LIST COMPLETE
First-Time Viewing: | Blu-Ray: | DVD: | TV: | Streaming/VOD: | Commentaries Listened To:

Decades
1930s:
1940s:
1950s:
1960s:
1970s:
1980s:
1990s:
2000s:
2010s:
All-time classic | **** Grrr, movie GOOD! Fire BAD! | *** Scary! | ** Flawed, but still worth a watch | * Meh. | Total shitshow

Sept. 30 (Dusk)
1. Peeping Tom (1960)-DVD-**** It's a pity Criterion lost the rights to this shocker before they had a chance to clean it up for Blu-Ray. Released the same year as Psycho, Peeping Tom's depiction of a sexually repressed serial killer who uses his camera as a murder weapon disturbed theater audiences and ruined Michael Powell's career. If only it had been released a few years later when the 60s were swinging, Peeping Tom would have received the praise it deserved.
2. The Uninvited (1944)-Streaming-**** More atmospheric than scary, this is a terrific ghost story.
3. The Dead 2 (2013)-Streaming-***: Effective followup to its sensational, albeit inadvertently racist, predecessor. I don't know why these movies need a heroic white guy to be the protagonist instead of having a local actor play a lead role. People of color are never allowed to star in their own stories. In this installment the heroic white guy is an American electrical engineer who is installing wind turbines in Rajasthan and has just been told his girlfriend is pregnant when the zombie apocalypse sweeps India. He sets out for Mumbai to rescue her and kills a truckload of zombies on the way.

Oct. 1
4. Byzantium (2012)-TV-**** A thoughtful exploration of the sacrifices parents make for their children in this melancholic tale of a mother and daughter pair of vampires trying to survive as best they can while dodging a vampire patriarchy out to kill them. I can understand mum pursuing prostitution as a way of acquiring cash and victims, but why is the daughter going to school? Just because you look like a teenager should not entail eternal high school.
5. We Are What We Are (2013)-Streaming-**** I have't seen the Mexican original, Somos Lo Que Hay, but this was pretty darn good. Unlike most modern horror films that require blood and jumpcuts, this film builds suspense slowly and takes the time to develop its characters and their relationships.

Oct. 2
6. The Carrier (1988)-Streaming :**: CATS OR DEATH!
7. Race with the Devil (1975)-DVD-:****: A 70s drive-in classic, two vacationing couples have to hightail it over the Southwest in an RV to escape a bloodthirsty Satanic coven.
8. Reeker (2012)-TV- Mildly engaging movie that that nosedived with an ending that's been done to death since Ambrose Bierce.
9. Grave Encounters (2011)-TV-***: I so dislike those stupid ghost-hunting shows on Syfy that seeing the douchey host encounter the real thing is quite satisfying.

Oct. 3
10. Lord of Illusions (1995)-DVD- I don't know how this film still remains obscure to horror fans given that it was wrtten and directed by Clive Barker, but it's one of my favorites. Need to purchase the Scream Factory Blu when it comes out.
11. Dead Within (2013)-Streaming-***: I was surprised by the quality of this film. Although it's billed as a zombie film, it's more of a Repulsion-style psychological drama. A couple have been stranded in a cabin for 6 months after the zombie apocalypse has leveled civilization. The husband goes out to forage for supplies while his wife is left alone and begins to mentally fragment.
12. Day of the Dead (1985)-Blu-Ray-:****: Easily my favorite of the Romero zombie films.
13. A Nightmare on Elm Street III: The Dream Warriors (1987)-Blu-Ray-:****: The high point of the series for me. Everything here just clicks.

Oct. 4
14. V/H/S 2 (2012)-Streaming-***: I liked this more than the first one. The stories were better developed.
15. Spooks Run Wild (1941)-Streaming *: A Monogram programmer with Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcey as the East Side Kids before they became part of the Bowery Boys. Lugosi is a red herring in this really weak comedy. Audiences in the 40s would watch anything, apparently.
16. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)-DVD-**: Poor Karloff was reduced to working for Allied Artists in the 50s. Despite its Poverty Row origins, this is still a fun flick.
17. The Walking Dead (1936)-DVD-***: No flesheating here. Karloff plays a sad sack who is framed for murder, and unjustly executed, then resurrected. Terrific melodrama. With commentary

Oct. 5
18. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)-Streaming :****: A pre-Code picture that somehow has never gotten much attention, although Criterion did release a bare-bones DVD years ago. A crazy Russian aristocrat rules an island as his own game preserve and decides to hunt a castaway. Stars Joel McCrea who would star in Foreign Correspondent a few years later.
19. House of Wax (2005)-TV-***: Not the good one with Vincent Price. Mostly this isn't good, but I do like the climax set in an actual house made of wax.
20. The Conjuring (2013)-TV- Despite the annoying and flat-out untrue "based on a true story" nonsense, The Conjuring is a damn good horror film.

Oct. 6
21. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)-Streaming : Although Corman directed the Poe films for downmarket drive-in distribution, they have really stood the test of time. TMotRD is easily the best of them.
22. Warlock (1989)-Streaming :***: Glorious 80s cheesefest as Julian Sands plays a witch from Colonial Boston who travels to the future and plots to unmake Creation.
23. Body Bags (1993)-Streaming:**: John Carpenter's Tales from the Crypt knock-off. Entertaining, but uneven. The first story is the best, IMO. The alien hair transplant story was a missed opportunity. The eyes story was creepy.
24. The Comedy of Terrors (1964)-Streaming :***: The only AIP/ Price/ Poe film not directed by Corman, but by the legendary Jacques Tourneur. Very enjoyable.

Oct. 7
25. Ben (1972)-Streaming :**: I haven't watched this in years. Like Xanadu, this is a case where the theme song is much better than the film.
26. Nothing Left to Fear (2013)-TV:***: Incredibly creepy tale of a minister and his family who are marked for sacrifice to a demon.
27. Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008)-Blu-Ray-:****: I absolutely love this movie; I just wish it were longer. Everybody, testify!
28. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) --Blu-Ray- A classic with a great Paul Williams score.

Oct. 8
29. Wer (2013)-Streaming:****: A different take on the werewolf legend. The film's title is a clue.
30. Prowl (2010) --TV-:*: A group of 20-somethings are picked up by a truck driver after their car breaks down. They find themselves in a deserted warehouse that turns out not to be deserted. The twist at the end, although it was heavily foreshadowed, was ridiculous.
31. Invisible Invaders (1959)-Streaming-:*: Cheesy compendium of stock footage mixed with a zombie story. I like how the walking dead are played entirely by pasty, middle-aged men in business suits.
32. The Howling (1981)-DVD-****: Terrific werewolf film. With commentary
33. Cat People (1982)-Blu-Ray-****: Nastasia Kinski is as radiant as she was in Tess. Can't act worth a damn, but still, that perfect complexion!

Oct. 9
34. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) --DVD-:****: One of the better Hammer Dracula films, and Lee even gets some dialogue in this one.
35. Berberian Sound Studio (2012)-Streaming-***: A tribute to the 70s giallo, and like those films it has tons of atmosphere, but the film lacks a plot. Toby Jones is awesome.
36. A Bucket of Blood (1959)-Streaming :*: Killing hipsters for art? I'm in.

Oct. 10
37. Lust for a Vampire (1971)-Streaming :***: Hammer gets all sexy with their vampires, bare boobs, lesbian overtones and all.
38. The Strain/" The Master" (2014)/ American Horror Story/ "Monsters Among Us" (2014)-
39. Demon Seed (1977) --DVD-***: Julie Christie gets raped by an AI and bears its child, Mark Zuckerberg.

Oct. 11
40. The People Under the Stairs (1991)-DVD-:*: bizarre little flick about a little boy who breaks into a house inhabited by a incestuous couple and the cannibals they've imprisoned.
41. The Omen (2006)-Blu-Ray-:*: Even if the awesome original film did not exist, this would still be dull. The direction is weak, details are skipped over (why do the swans let Damien feed them if animals fear the Antichrist?). It just doesn't work.

Oct. 12
42. Omnivores (2013)-Streaming-***: A food critic is hired by a magazine publisher to investigate private restaurants that serve ultra-haute cuisine, and he finds a place serving the most forbidden meal of all. Good movie, but extremely brutal to watch.
43. Puppet Master (1989)-Streaming-:***: Bizarre little flick about evil puppets who are killing a group of psychics.
44. City of the Living Dead (1980)-Streaming-:***: Sorta Lovecraftian zombie flick from Lucio Fulci. Gates of Hell are opened, yadda yadda yadda, total fun.

Oct. 13
45. Leprechaun (1993)-Streaming (N)-***: Cheesy but fun, featuring a pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston
46. Thir13een Ghosts (2001)-Streaming -***: Not nearly as bad as its reputation. I enjoyed it.
47. Birth of the Living Dead (2013)-Streaming (N)-:***: A doc about the origin and production of Night of the Living Dead. Not a lot of new info, but well worth watching. I do have to wonder why they included an elementary school teacher showing the film to his students; WTF?

Oct. 14
48. Black Zoo (1963)-DVD-:**** Michael Gough owns a zoo and sends his animals out to kill his enemies. Totally campy and over the top. Loved it.
49. Dawn of the Dead (1979)-DVD-:**** Accept no substitutes!
50. Dead&Buried (1981)-DVD-:**** Kindly Frank Albertson creates a town of the walking dead. Terrific flick.

Oct. 15
51. Knowing (2009)-Blu-Ray-:**** Nick Cage vs angels/aliens!
52. Twilight People (1973)-Streaming-:*Extremely cheesy Filipino version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, partially redeemed by the travelogue shots of The Philippines and Pam Grier as a badass cat woman.
53. Yotsuya Ghost Story (1959)-TV-:**** Eeerily effective ghost story about murder and vengeance. A dissolute samurai poisons his wife so he can marry an heiress, but the dead wife's spirit has other ideas.

Oct. 16
54. The Mist (2007)-DVD-:****: Easily one of the scariest movies made in the past decade. And there are Dale, Carol, and Andrea!
55. Prison (1987)-Streaming-****An enjoyable ghostly revenge tale with a pre-LOTR Viggo Mortensen. Will have to think about picking up the Scream Factory Blu-Ray.

Oct. 17
56. Terror in the Aisles (1984)-Blu-Ray-**: 30 years on, this horror movie doc is painfully dated.
57. Mama (2013)-TV-:**** Very good movie; children in danger is terrifying to me.
58. The Changeling (1980)-DVD- A classic ghost story. I'm surprised this has become so obscure.
59. The Brood (1980)-DVD-:**** Cronenberg body horror. That scene with Samanth Eggar birthing her rage children, yeesh!

Oct. 18
60. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)-TV-:** Not very exciting, and very little suspense.
61. Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)-Streaming-***: I've been looking for this for a while. John Saxon stars as a Vietnam vet who is infected with a virus that makes him crave human flesh.

Oct. 19
62. You're Next (2011)-Streaming (N)-:**** I'm not generally a fan of slasher films, but this was tons more entertaining than I thought it was going to be.
63. The Amityville Horror (1979)-TV-:** Somehow I've never gotten around to watching this one. It was not even slightly scary.
64. The Walking Dead/"No Sanctuary"/ "Strangers" (2014)

Oct. 20
65. The Last Man on Earth (1964)-DVD-:*** The only faithful to the book film version of I Am Legend. It's a pity that Hollywood didn't use this as a template for a remake instead of that godawful Will Smith atrocity.
66. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)-DVD-:*** A late entry in the Hammer vampire canon which offers a novel twist; there are different kinds of vampires which require different execution methods. The vampires here steal youth from their victims. With commentary
67. Black Sunday (1960)-Streaming :****: IMO, this is far and away Bava's best film. It still gives me the willies and I've seen it many, many times.

Oct. 21
68. Idle Hands (1999)-TV-** Inoffensive stoner comedy about a possessed hand killing teens. Whatever happened to Devon Sawa?
69. The Hearse (1980)-DVD-:* A collection of horror cliches in search of a film.
70. 7500 (2012)-Streaming Complete waste of time. Spoiler: Everybody was dead the whole time

Oct. 22
71. Killer Mermaid (2014)-Streaming ****: Very enjoyable tale of a mermaid who likes her men raw. The scares work, and the film took the time to set up its characters so you cared when they were eaten.
72. From Dusk Til Dawn (1996)-DVD-:**** I absolutely love this movie, a perfect marriage of Tarantino's script and Rodriguez's direction. You have to admire how it starts as a crime story and takes a left turn into a vampire movie.

Oct. 23
73. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)-DVD:*** William Castle's movies have a certain goofy innocence to them, especially with the wacky promotional stunts he used to sell them. Mr. Sardonicus had the Punishment Poll, where the audience voted on the villain's fate.
74. The Blob (1988)-DVD:***: This movie is a hoot, but it's hard to watch Kevin Dillon these days without thinking of Entourage.
75. Shadow People (2013)-TV-:** Would have been much more effective without the silly "documentary" footage.

Oct. 24
76. The Battery (2013)-Streaming**: I'm unsure I like The Battery, although I loved the soundtrack, but it is one zombie movie that seems to be a realistic view of the boredom mixed with bouts of terror one would encounter during the ZA.
77. Kill Zombie! (2013)-Streaming (N)***: Dutch comedy about an office worker whose loser friend gets him fired and locked up in jail after a party goes bad. The ISS crashes into Amsterdam, bringing a space virus that turns people into zombies.
78. Night of the Lepus (1972)-TV-:* You have to admire the dedication of veteran actors like Janet Leigh and Stuart Whitman as they do their damnedest to sell this ludicrous film about giant carnivorous bunnies.

Oct. 25
79. House of Dark Shadows (1970)-Streaming***: Barnabas Collins spreads vampirism like it was the clap.
80. Eye of the Cat (1969)-Streaming***: A scheming couple plot to kill a wealthy woman, but her pet cats are in the way.
81. Madhouse (1974)-Streaming (N)-:*** Vincent Price plays a horror actor who is being framed for murder. Very similar in theme to Theater of Blood.
82. Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971)-TV-:** Fun movie, and a little risque. I also liked the Charlton Heston remake 8 years later.

Oct. 26
83. Little Shop of Horrors: The Original Director's Cut (1986)-Blu-Ray-:**** Pure awesome. Ellen Greene is a national treasure.
Wild Card #1. 84. Clue (1985)-DVD-:* Meh.
85. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)-DVD-:****Pretty good adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel. George Sanders gets all the good lines; the lead, Hurd Hatfield, is too bland to convincingly play the supposedly beautiful Dorian.
86. Oculus (2014)-Blu-Ray-:** Ooh, scary mirror.

Oct. 27
86. V/H/S Viral (2014)-VOD- The conceit of the V/H/S series--found footage recording horrific events-has really been abandoned at this point. The magician's story, for example has background music and includes edited interview pieces. The stories themselves are interesting, but so poorly executed as to be unwatchable.
87. Evil Dead (2013)-Blu-Ray-:**** This movie does not mess around! Pure scary from the start, although I prefer the practical effects from the Raimi films.
88. Unwrapped, "Spooky Treats" (2004)/ "Halloween Sweets" (2013)TV-MMM, candy!
89. The Sentinel (1977) TV-*** It's a campy, over the top flick, but the horror still works.

Oct. 28
90. Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)-Blu-Ray-:*** For a low-budget franchise sequel, this isn't half bad.
91. The Strangers (2008)-Streaming****: Extremely disturbing film. The random nature of the masked intruders--"You happened to be home" gives the film an atmosphere of existential evil.
92. Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (1990)-Blu-Ray- Well worth waiting for.

Oct. 29
93. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)-Blu-Ray- An absolutely perfect confluence of story, actor, director, and script. Price is at his best playing the hideous Dr. Phibes exacting revenge upon the surgical team that could not save his wife.
94. Blood Glacier (2014)-Streaming (N)***: An organism on a glacier turns humans and animals into genetic hybrid monsters. The monsters were interesting--a fox/beetle, a snake/falcon and so on.
95. Rosemary's Baby (1968)-Blu-Ray- You'd think that the Antichrist would have a name slightly more butch than Adrian.

Oct. 30
96. The Exorcist (1973)-Blu-Ray The theatrical version is the only way to go.
97. The Return of the Vampire (1943)-TV-:** Columbia appropriates Universal's Dracula and Wolf Man. Bela Lugosi is "Armand Tesla", aristocratic vampire, and his henchman is a chatty werewolf played by Matt Willis. Not bad, but a bit dull in spots.
98. The Legend of Hell House (1973)-TV-:****A classic haunted house movie with one of my favorite horror tropes, scientists confronting supernatural evil.
99. The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XXV" (2014)/ "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" (1966)/ The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1978)-TV-:****

Halloween til Dawn
100. The Mephisto Waltz (1970)-DVD-:***. Like Rosemary's Baby, this film about soul transference and Devil worshippers relies on acting and atmosphere to get its scares. Scream Factory ought to pick this up. The Midnight Movie disc looks awful in HD.
101. The Halloween Tree (1993)-DVD-:****: Mandatory Halloween viewing. Ray Bradbury narrates the story of a quartet of kids who explore the history of Halloween as they try to rescue their friend's soul. I'm so glad Warner Archive released this.
102. Sinister (2013)-Blu-Ray-:**** Scary and disturbing. The ending was telegraphed a mile away, but the path to the end was creepy as hell.
103. The Lost Boys (1987)-DVD-:****: Poor Corey Haim.
104. Hocus Pocus (1993)-DVD-:****: Mandatory Halloween viewing, if only for Bette Midler singing "I Put a Spell on You".
105. Young Frankenstein (1974)-Blu-Ray- One of the funniest films ever made.
106. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)-DVD- Even though their partnership was disintegrating, this is the high point of the film career.


Theme Nights:COMPLETED
Spoiler:

-X- 9/30: Criterion Crossover: Peeping Tom
-X- 10/1: Bathrooms and Kitchens: We Are What We Are
-X- 10/2: Summer-Themed Horror Films: Reeker
-X- 10/3: Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips: Lord of Illusions
-X- 10/4: Horror Comedies: Spooks Run Wild
-X- 10/5: Deserted Island Horrors: The Most Dangerous Game
-X- 10/6: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) The Masque of the Red Death
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs- Ben
-X- 10/08: Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon: Wer
-X- 10/09: Foodservice Industry Terrors -Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
-X- 10/10: Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons -Lust for a Vampire
-X- 10/11: 35 Years of Fangoria Covers -The People Under the Stairs
-X- 10/12: Graveyard Horrors -City of the Living Dead
-X- 10/13: Before They Were Stars -Leprechaun
-X- 0/14: Motorcycle Horrors -Dawn of the Dead
-X- 10/15: The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! -Twilight People
-X- 10/16: Retail Establishment Terrors -The Mist
-X- 10/17: Demented Dads & Bad Mothas -Mama
-X- 10/18: 1980's Video Companies -Cannibal Apocalypse
-X- 10/19: Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - You're Next
-X- 10/20: Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -The Last Man on Earth
-X- 10/21: Planes, Trains & Automobiles -The Hearse
-X- 10/22: Sibling Rivalry -From Dusk til Dawn
-X- 10/23: The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle -Mr. Sardonicus
-X- 10/24: Zombies -The Battery
-X- 10/25: Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! -Eye of the Cat
-X- 10/26: Supernatural & Quiet / Soft -The Picture of Dorian Gray
-X- 10/27: Horror Anthologies -V/H/S Viral
-X- 10/28: Masked Killers -The Strangers
-X- 110/29: Creature Features - Blood Glacier
-X- 10/30: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft -The Exorcist
-X- 10/31: Halloween Related -The Halloween Tree


Checklist: COMPLETED
Spoiler:


Select 10 actors: COMPLETED
1. -X-John Agar Invisible Invaders
2. -X-Bill Moseley -Repo: The Genetic Opera
3. -X Christopher Lee -Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
4. -X- Michael Ironside: Reeker
5. -X Kevin McCarthy -The Howling
6. -X- Bela Lugosi: Spooks Run Wild
7. -X- Julian Sands -Warlock
8. -X- Ray Milland: The Uninvited
9. -X- Michael Ripper-Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
10.-X- John Saxon: Cannibal Apocalypse

Select 2 film composers: Completed
1. -X-John Frizzell -Thir13een Ghosts
2. -X-Claudio Simonetti - Dawn of the Dead


Select 5 directors: Completed
-X-Lucio Fulci -City of the Living Dead
-X-Mario Bava-Black Sunday
-X- Roger Corman The Masque of the Red Death
-X- Steve Miner -Warlock
-X- Adam Wingard - V/H/S 2

Select 2 make-up effects artists:Completed
-X- Greg Cannom -A Nightmare on Elm Street III: The Dream Warriors
-X- Robert Hall -Wer

Select 2 producers:Completed
-X- Herman Cohen -Black Zoo
-X- Sam Katzman: Spooks Run Wild

Select 1 writer: Completed
-X- Charles B. Griffith -A Bucket of Blood


Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:Completed
1 -X- Anthology Film: V/H/S 2
2 -X- Based on a Novel: The Most Dangerous Game
3 -X- Cannibalism -We Are What We Are
4 -X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King -The Mist
5 -X- Comedy / Spoof -The Comedy of Terrors
6 -X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -The Uninvited
7 -X- Death by: Decapitation -Byzantium
8 -X- Documentary -Birth of the Living Dead
9 -X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -Knowing
10-X Found Footage: Grave Encounters
11-X Frankenstein - Frankenstein 1970
12-X- Ghost / Haunting: The Uninvited
13-X-Giallo -Berberian Sound Studio
14-X-J-Horror -Yotsuya Ghost Story
15-X- Killer / Evil Animal -Ben
16-X- Killer / Evil Child -The Omen
17-X- Killer / Evil Doll -Puppet Master
18-X- Made-for-TV Movie -Body Bags
19-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -Prowl
20-X- Mummy -The Mummy's Shroud
21-X-Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror: Repo: The Genetic Opera
22-X-Psychological -Dead Within
23-X-Rape / Revenge -The Walking Dead
24-X-Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -Peeping Tom
25-X-Vampire -Byzantium
26-X-Werewolf -Wer
27-X Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -Race With the Devil
28-X With Commentary - The Walking Dead
29-X With Two or More Horror Legends -Madhouse
30-X- Zombie -The Dead 2

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X DVD, Peeping Tom.
-X- Streaming, The Uninvited.
-X- TV, Reeker.

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X-Italian, Berberian Sound Studio
-X-Spanish, Omnivores.
-X-Japanese, Yotsuya Ghost Story.
-X-Dutch, Kill Zombie!.
-X-German,Blood Glacier

Select 8 decades of film history:
-X-:1930: The Walking Dead
-X-:1940 -Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
-X-:1950 -Frankenstein 1970
-X-:1960 -Peeping Tom
-X-:1970 -Young Frankensteinl
-X-:1980: The Hearse
-X-:1990 -Idle Hands
-X-:2000: The Mist
-X-:2010: 7500

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G -Dracula Has Risen From the Grave
-X- R -The Conjuring
-X- Unrated -Berberian Sound Studio
-X- GP -Ben

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10th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge

01. The Uninvited / 1944 / blu-ray / Oct. 1 ☼
-----Great atmospheric ghost story, not really scary, but the progression of the story really kept you captivated

02. The Living Skeleton / 1968 / DVD / Oct. 1 ☼
-----Even though more violent movies would appear later, some of the quick abrupt violence is jarring and remarkable for a film released in '68. Some of the expository dialogue though seems perfunctory and dumbs down some of the tension that the filmmakers are trying to achieve.

03. Texas Chainsaw Massacre / 1974 / 4K transfer / blu-ray / Oct. 1
-----Surprising that for a 4K scan of a 16mm shot film, the bluray would look this good. The 7.1 remixed soundtrack, while oddly dialed down too much, when properly readjusted to normal sound levels is great, with in some instances having the mayhem and the 'chainsaw's sound emit and surround you to spectacular effect.

04. Darker Than Night (Más negro que la noche) / 2014 / 3D DCP / Oct. 2 ☼
-----Could this movie throw every horror ghost story cliche at it's audience? Technically it's a fun movie, although not enough juts towards the audience's faces - the 3D relies more on depth of objects. The 'kills', except one, seem relatively tame. The characters though are one dimensional (har har) and you just look forward to see how they will get off'ed.

05. Audrey Rose / 1977 / streaming / Oct. 3 ☼
-----Funny to watch this on the 3rd when
Spoiler:
both 'central' characters each die, 'reborn' again
within the context of the film. The movie felt like it was riding the fame and template of 'The Exorcist' with Marsha Mason and Anthony Hopkins playing the main adults of the story and cast. Susan Swift though as Ivy, her performance doesn't hold a candle to say Linda Blair - she doesn't spew expletives, bile or transform, but her spazzing out comes close to wanting to see someone belt her one in the face.


06. Nightmare Factory / 2011 / streaming / Oct. 4 ☼
-----Fascinating doc about KNB and specifically Greg Nicotero, love the behind the scenes of the company and all their creations (monsters/gore effects) While the filmmakers try to layout and document some early background film history of special makeup effects, it's really only the nuts and bolts and is imparted at a bare minimal amount of screen time - which director Donna Davies doesn't quite achieve to great effect, when directed back to KNB's history does it get back on track.

07. We Are Who We Are / streaming / Oct. 6 ☼
-----The first thing that struck me about this movie was the beautiful photography of the Catskills Mountain. I found the story interesting and pleasantly gross. The kid who played the young boy I couldn't tell if he was supposed to be acting emotionless or was just a bad actor. Interestingly I thought and felt like there could have been more expository storyline before this film's plot - I just read the wiki link and supposedly there is both a sequel and prequel in the works.

08.Come Out and Play / streaming / Oct. 7 ☼
-----Spanish language film remake #2: the story as I recall is pretty much the same as the original 1976 film, but obviously the gore and violence enacted against the children are pumped up more here. I thought the music was appropriately creepy as well as the pacing of the film. I'm curious to rewatch the first film because I don't recall the reasoning/explanation of how the kid's become murderous was explained more explicity, but still 'vague' in this version

09. Dario Argento's Dracula / streaming / Oct. 9 ☼
-----Oh the woes, let me count the ways! Argento's skill as directing has reached new lows in this movie. The camera work is shoddy to say the least - it's almost entirely point and click. The acting is abysmal and outright laughable at times. The story is cut and paste too - it's offers no surprises (well, okay Dracula transforms into a giant praying mantis for some truly bizarre reason) and even at it's climatic end, you're glad it's over. Aside from a massacre scene enacted by Dracula that is the movie's only highlight - a bullet going slow-mo up through a chin and out the top of the victim's head tries desperately to be typical stylish Argento-esque over the top excess gore, but then the film reverts to pedestrian filmmaking. Ten minutes shy of two hours the film just plods along to mind numbing effect.


10. Intruder (89min. 'workprint' version) ☼ / DVD / Oct. 12
-----It's called a workprint for a reason, it becomes painfully clear that tighter editing is in need; but also the fact there's no music and select sound effects. Because of these flaws, the acting becomes even more wooden and it doesn't help that the audio of some of the dialogue is near inaudible. There's even a funnier audio bit where you can hear the director 'direct' one of the actor's to extend his arm towards a microphone as he is being strangled. There's supposedly an extra lit bit of gore in this cut, but I couldn't tell. With a full 89 minutes of footage - no opening or end credits the pacing at times is way off.

['Nightmare on Elm Street Legacy: Never Sleep Again' - Original film to 'Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Warriors / DVD / Oct. 13]

11. Nightbreed (120min 'Director's Cut' version) ☼ / blu-ray / Oct. 14
-----I haven't seen this in quite some time, but the flow and plot of reinstated storylines in the director's cut is conveyed so much better and effectively. The fun part is seeing more monsters which Fangoria at the time of the film's initial release showed more than what was in the finished theatrical cut of the film. The bluray has a great new 5.1 remix that benefits from an added omph with the bass effects which at times is used quite ominously

12. Nightbreed / (120min 'Director's Cut' version) / blu-ray / Oct. 14
-----Film Viewing with commentary track

13. The ABC's of Death / Oct. 15 ☼
-----I generally thought this a blast, 'N' being the most clever. 'V' looked like it had the biggest budget. I also liked 'T, O, F, U, W, X, and Y'. 'L' and 'M' were nasty.

14. Pontypool / Oct. 16 ☼
This at times seemed like it would have made a great play - since it's largely one place / set. The concept was interesting and kept me interested in seeing where it went with the plot

15. You're Next / Oct. 17 ☼
-----IMDB states it's horror, but in a way this was far more thriller-esque. Some good nasty kills, but the blood at times seemed too orange-ish and fake looking, guess it was that way to make it less ultra-realistic for the MPAA to complain about. Didn't really care about the cast, nearly all of them were repugnant, and some of the camera work was downright annoying.

16. Never Sleep Alone: The Nightmare on Elm Street Legacy / DVD / Oct. 18 ☼
-----I'm not sure if I'll get around to the Friday the 13th doc by the same folk, but this was downright fascinating and had nearly everything but the kitchen sink

17. The American Scream / Oct. 19 ☼
-----My main complaint was that this topic probably could have been done in sixty minutes time, but it was pretty enlightening; the three guys who have a passion for decorating their homes on Halloween - the haunted house looked really elaborate. It's too bad that the filmmaker's retained one of the subjects potty mouth thus not making the movie more accessible to a younger audience

18. I, Vampiri / 1957 / blu-ray / Oct. 20 ☼

19. The Book of Life / 3D / Oct. 21 ☼

20. The Nightmare Before Christmas (3D viewing) / blu-ray / Oct. 21

21. Creature from the Black Lagoon (3D viewing) / blu-ray / Oct. 21

24. Doc of the Dead / Oct. 24 ☼

25. House of Wax (3D viewing) / blu-ray / Oct. 25

26. Ghostbusters 2 / blu-ray / Oct. 25

27. Nosferatu / 1922 / DVD / Oct. 26
-----Film Viewing with R. Dixon Smith / Brad Stevens commentary track ☼

28. Nosferatu the Vampyre (German language version) / 1979 / blu-ray / Oct. 26 ☼

29. Frankenhooker / blu-ray / Oct. 27
-----Film Viewing with Henenlotter/James Lorinz commentary track ☼

30. The Funhouse / blu-ray / Oct. 28
-----Film Viewing with Derek Power / Howard S. Berger commentary track ☼

31. God Told Me to / DVD / Oct. 29 ☼

32. Motel Hell / blu-ray / Oct. 29
-----Film Viewing with Kevin Connor / Calum Waddell commentary track ☼

33. The Blob / 1988 / blu-ray / Oct. 30

34. Here Comes the Devil / DVD / Oct. 30 ☼

35. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow / 1949 / blu-ray / Oct. 30 WILD CARD #1

36. The Haunting / 1963 / blu-ray / Oct. 31
-----Film Viewing with commentary track ☼

37. Oculus / DVD / Oct. 31 ☼

38. Tuck Me In / Oct. 31 ☼ WILD CARD #2

TV (count: 17 )

Ghost Adventures: 'Aftershocks': Lizzie Borden + Black Swan Inn / Oct. 5 ☼
Ghost Hunters: An Officer and an Apparition / Oct. 8 ☼
Ghost Adventures: Queen Mary / Oct. 10 ☼
American Horror Story: Freak Show [Pilot] / Oct. 11 ☼
Ghost Adventures: Lemp Mansion & Brewery / Oct. 11 ☼
The Walking Dead: 'No Sanctuary' / Oct. 12 ☼
The Talking Dead: 'No Sanctuary' / Oct. 12 ☼
Ghost Hunters: 'A Textbook Cast' / Oct. 16 ☼
Franklin & Bash: 'Spirits in the Material World' / Oct. 17 ☼
American Horror Story: Freakshow: 'Massacres and Matinees' / Oct. 18 ☼
Halloween's Craziest / Oct. 19 ☼
The Walking Dead: 'Strangers' / Oct. 20 ☼
Ghost Adventures: 'Zozo Demon' / Oct. 20 ☼
The Simpsons: 'Treehouse of Terror XXV' / Oct. 20 ☼
Ghost Hunters: '200th Episode Grant's Back' / Oct. 22 ☼
American Horror Story: 'Edward Mordrake, Part 1' / Oct. 23 ☼
Tales from the Darkside: 'The Tear Collector' / Oct. 23 ☼
Tales from the Darkside: 'Madness Room' / Oct. 24
Tales from the Darkside: 'If the Shoe Fits...' / Oct. 25
Tales from the Darkside: 'Levitation' / Oct. 26
The Muppet Show [guest Alice Cooper] / Oct. 27
Tales from the Darkside: 'It All Comes Out in the Wash' / Oct. 27
The Devil's Bible / Oct. 27
Giada De Laurentiis [Halloween Goodies - 2014] / Oct. 28
Tales from the Darkside: 'Bigalow's Last Smoke' / Oct. 28
Ghost Adventures: 'Island of the Dolls' / Oct. 29
Tales from the Darkside: 'Grandma's Last Wish' / Oct. 29
Ghost Hunters: 'Phantoms of the Opera' / Oct. 29
Modern Family: 'Halloween 3: Adventureland' / Oct. 30
Regular Show: 'Terror Tales of the Park IV' / Oct. 30
Tales from the Darkside: 'The False Prophet' / Oct. 30
Are You Afraid of the Dark?: 'The Tale of the Vampire Town' / Oct. 31 WILD CARD #3
Ellen: 'Halloween episode: w/ Daniel Radcliffe' / Oct. 31
Paul Lynde Halloween Special / Oct. 31
Ghost Adventures: 'Halloween episode: Ireland’s Celtic Demons' / Nov. 1


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Goals:
Beat last year's total of 164
✓ At least 15 rewatches
✓ Complete Checklist
✓ Complete Theme Nights

BLU: 10 (8%) | DVD: 33 (27%) | Netflix/Amazon : 14 (11%) | Free Streaming: 66 (53%) | On Demand: 1 (1%)

☼ First Time Viewing: 105 (85%)
Total Time: 187H 49M

Top 10 First Time Views:
All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
Tormented (2009)
Wrong Turn 2 (2007)
Knights of Badassdom (2013)
13 Sins (2014)
The Coed and a Zombie Stoner (2014)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Grace (2009)
Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)
The Hills Run Red (2009)

5 Biggest Disappointments:
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Room 237 (2012)
The Black Cat (1934)
Dust Devil (1992)
Retardead (2008)

September 30 (dusk) - Criterion Crossover - 4H 34M
1. The Uninvited (1944) DailyMotion 1H 39M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Mists gather here... and sea fog... and eerie stories..."
2. The Company of Wolves (1984) DVD 1H 35M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle."
3. Unlucky Charms (2013) YouTube 1H 20M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: They're magically malicious!

October 1st - Bathrooms & Kitchens - 7H 52M
4. More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011) YouTube 2H 0M ☼ ★★★★☆
5. Dolly Dearest (1991) YouTube 1H 33M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I am not losing my daughter to a God-damned, nine-hundred-year-old goat-head!"
6. They Came From Within (1975) YouTube 1H 27M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I loathe to eat alone. It makes me feel so fat and lonely."
7. Puppet Master II (1998) IMDB 1H 28M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ Tagline: His unholy creations hold the strings to your life.
8. Halloweentown (1998) DVD 1H 24M ★★★★★ "Being normal is vastly overrated."

October 2nd - Summer-Themed Horror Films - 9H 30M
9. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001) DVD 1H 21M ★★★★★ "Grandma says being normal is vastly overrated."
10. Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) DailyMotion 1H 27M ☼ ★★★★☆ "We got us some good 'uns! Dogged if we don't!"
11. Evil Bong (2006) Primewire 1H 26M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: Dude, it's one SCARY trip!
12. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) Primewire 1H 33M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "The rest of your nine lives are going in one lump-sum."
13. The Bad Seed (1956) DVD 2H 09M ☼ ★★★★☆ "It's a pleasure to stay drunk when your little boy's been killed."
14. Soultaker (1990) YouTube 1H 34M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "Led Zeppelin was wrong, man. There is no stairway to heaven."

October 3rd - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - 7H 54M
15. The Monster Club (1981) YouTube 1H 44M ☼ ★★☆☆☆
16. Escape From Tomorrow (2013) Netflix 1H 30M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "Wow... it's a giant testicle."
17. Eyes Without a Face (1960) DVD 1H 28M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "The future, Madame, is something we should have started on a long time ago."
18. Peter Rottentail (2004) DVD 1H 20M ☼ ★★★☆☆
19. 6 Souls (2010) Netflix 1H 52M ☼ ★★★★☆ "Just because you're older, doesn't mean you're right. It could just mean that you've been wrong for longer."

October 4th - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - 7H 23M
20. Club Dread (2004) Primewire 1H 44M ★★★★★ "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Coconut Pete's Pleasure Island. You have the right to fun. If you choose not to have fun, fun will be provided for you."
21. V/H/S 2 (2013) Netflix 1H 36M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: Who's tracking you?
22. The Black Cat (1934) Internet Archive 1H 05M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "I don't know. It all sounds like a lot of supernatural baloney to me."
23. Strange Behavior (1981) DVD 1H 27M ☼ ★★★☆☆ Tagline: Cuts up parts other movies just dislocate
24. Thir13en Ghosts (2001) DVD 1H 31M ★★★★★ "Of course this basement! What is it with you people? If it was the basement next door I wouldn't give a shit, would I?"

October 5th - Deserted Island Horrors - 6H 39M
25. The Flesh Eaters (1964) YouTube 1H 27M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Hey - you think maybe they just kooky?"
26. One Missed Call (2003) YouTube 1H 52M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ Tagline: Death cannot be put on hold...
27. Inferno (1980) IMDB 1H 47M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Hold on, if you're talking about spooks and stuff, I don't believe in any of that."
28. City of the Living Dead (1980) DailyMotion 1H 33M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "I'm telling you, you'll end up a dirty old man reading that stuff. A pervert. A peeping tom. I saw this porno flick once. This guy in the audience got so carried away with it, he humped himself to death."

October 6th - Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - 6H 41M
29. The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989) Hulu 1H 42M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I don't mind being blind: I'll never have to see ugliness, or poverty, or pollution, or the Chevrolet Nova"
30. Warlock (1989) Primewire 1H 43M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Twenty fuckin' years and not one party. What a total ass burr!"
31. Tremors (1990) Bluray 1H 36M ★★★★★ "I can't believe we said no to free beer!"
32. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) Bluray 1H 40M ★★★★★ "I am COMPLETELY out of ammo. That's never happened to me before."

October 7th - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - 8H 54M
33. Opera (1987) YouTube 1H 47M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I am nothing like my mother. Nothing like her!"
34. 13 Sins (2014) Primewire 1H 33M ☼ ★★★★★ Tagline: You don't play the game. It plays you.
35. Devil (2010) Netflix 1H 20M ☼ ★★★★☆ "Whores, liars, cheaters, & deserters: all in the same."
36. Isle of the Dead (1945) DVD 1H 11M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Laws can be wrong, and laws can be cruel, and the people who live only by the law are both wrong and cruel."
37. Bedlam (1946) DVD 1H 19M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "If you ask me, M'Lord, he's a stench in the nostrils, a sewer of ugliness, and a gutter brimming with slop."
38. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) Bluray 1H 44M ★★★★★ "Is your head up your ass for the warmth?"

October 8th - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - 9H 55M
39. Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust (2008) Primewire 1H 22M ☼ ★★★★★ "Pain is temporary; film is forever."
40. Julia's Eyes (2010) Primewire 1H 58M ☼ ★★★☆☆ Tagline: You can't hide in the dark
41. Scream: The Inside Story (2011) YouTube 2H 00M ☼ ★★★★★
42. All Cheerleaders Die (2013) Netflix 1H 29M ☼ ★★★★★ Tagline: You can't kill their spirit
43. The Driller Killer (1979) YouTube 1H 36M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Hey, while I was in the pizza parlor, this creepy old man came up to me and said, "sweetie, you don't have to kiss to make babies." So, I waited until it was about time to leave with the pizza, so I walked right up to him and said out loud, "I know, but you still gotta fuck!""
44. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) YouTube 1H 30M ☼ ★★★★☆ "There's only one thing that Jason knows, and he knows it well."

October 9th - Foodservice Industry Terrors - 5H 48M
45. A Bucket of Blood (1959) Internet Archive 1H 06M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "To be uncreative you might as well be in your grave... or in the Army."
46. The Fly (1958) DVD 1H 34M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "It'd be funny if life wasn't so sacred."
47. Final Destination (2000) Bluray 1H 38M ★★★★★ "As far as I know, this shit can circle around and get us all again. But for right now, I'm the safest fucker in the world, because you're still NEXT."
48. Final Destination 2 (2003) DVD 1H 30M ★★★★★ "If Clear was right, that means Nora and Tim are going to be killed by pigeons!"

October 10th - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - 5H 45M
49. Martyrs (2008) Primewire 1H 39M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "Martyrs are exceptional people. They survive pain, they survive total deprivation. They bear all the sins of the earth. They give themselves up. They transcend themselves... they are transfigured."
50. Knights of Badassdom (2013) Primewire 1H 26M ☼ ★★★★★ "And Guinevere the fearless, who's plus-three ass of perfection should keep the memory of she who should not be mentioned at bay."
51. The Seventh Victim (1943) DVD 1H 11M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "Jacqueline, you've spoken so often of ending it all I can't understand why this should be so difficult for you. You have only to drink a little."
52. Uncle Sam (1996) DVD 1H 29M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Don't be afraid, it's only friendly fire."

October 11th - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - 2H 52M
53. Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999) Primewire 1H 36M ☼ ★★★★☆ "You want to break heads? I can break heads."
54. Microwave Massacre (1983) YouTube 1H 16M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I'm so hungry I could eat a whore."

October 12th - Graveyard Horrors - 5H 44M
55. Stitches (2012) Primewire 1H 26M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: You'll Die Laughing
56. Thirst (2009) DVD 2H 13M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "He'd offer me his blood if he wasn't in a coma."
57. Three... Extremes (2004) DVD 2H 05M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "You're rich but I'm free."

October 13th - Before They Were Stars - 7H 47M
58. Mimic: Sentinel (2003) Netflix 1H 17M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ Tagline: Terror has been reinvented!
59. Parents (1989) Primewire 1H 21M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Is that what you want, you want to see them burn your parents?"
60. Stage Fright (2014) Primewire 1H 29M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I'm gay, I'm actually gay. I don't get hard when I see T and A / Could be my DNA or how I was raised."
61. The Mist (2007) DVD 2H 06M ★★★★★ "As a species we're fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?"
62. Howling III (1987) Netflix 1H 34M ☼ ★★★★★ "In the 60s, Andy Warhol showed us how Pop could be high art. That everything is high art. That's what this is all about. For example, in your first scene you'll be gang raped by four monsters."

October 14th - Motorcycle Horrors - 7H 48M
63. Rabid (1977) Primewire 1H 31M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Potato man loves ketchup man."
64. Silver Bullet (1985) Primewire 1H 35M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Damn cripple. Always end up on welfare. Oughta electrocute 'em all, balance the goddamned budget."
65. Hour of the Wolf (1968) DVD 1H 30M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Now you are yourself, but not yourself; an ideal state for a meeting between lovers."
66. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004) Bluray 1H 41M ☼ ★★★★★ "I'll tell ya one thing, I ain't got your book-learnin', but I do know this: being full-growed don't make ya a man."
67. The House on Sorority Row (1983) YouTube 1H 31M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I'm a sea pig..."

October 15th - The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - 8H 30M
68. The Host (2006) Amazon 1H 59M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "You are dimwits, right to the end. I'll see you in hell."
69. We Are What We Are (2010) Primewire 1H 45M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ Tagline: Blood is the strongest bond.
70. The Woman in Black (2012) Amazon 1H 35M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "I believe the most rational mind can play tricks in the dark."
71. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012) Netflix 1H 28M ☼ ★★★★★ "You're about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike."
72. Saw (2004) Bluray 1H 43M ★★★★★ "I'm having a blast! This is the most fun I've had without lubricant!"

October 16th - Retail Establishment Terrors - 5H 15M
73. Intruder (1989) IMDB 1H 23M ☼ ★★★★☆ "I'm just crazy about this store."
74. The Leopard Man (1943) DVD 1H 06M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Poor don't cheat one another. We're all poor together."
75. Darkness (2002) DVD 1H 28M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "I don't like the dark here, it keeps eating my pencils."
76. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) DVD 1H 18M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "What are you shooting at, you fool? I want him alive!"

October 17th - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - 5H 05M
77. The Brood (1979) YouTube 1H 32M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Thirty seconds after you're born you have a past and sixty seconds after that you begin to lie to yourself about it."
78. Cabin Fever (2002) DVD 1H 33M ★★★★☆ "I'm kidding. I don't care if they're gay or straight, I'll kill 'em either way."
79. The Skin I Live In (2011) Bluray 2H 00M ☼ ★★★★☆ "The things the love of a mad man can do."

October 18th - 1980's Video Companies - 5H 52M
80. Pieces (1982) YouTube 1H 29M ☼ ★★★★☆ "The most beautiful thing in the world is... smoking pot and fucking on a waterbed, at the same time."
81. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) DVD 1H 20M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "The world's been here for millions of years. Man's been walking upright for a comparatively short time. Mentally we're still crawling."
82. Idle Hands (1999) Bluray 1H 32M ★★★★★ "As usual, marijuana saves an otherwise disastrous day."
83. Tormented (2009) Primewire 1H 31M ☼ ★★★★☆ "Alright Jizzum Wanks you little twat, tomorrow at school, I'm going to make kebabs out of your nads."

October 19th - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - 4H 45M
84. Varsity Blood (2014) Primewire 1H 27M ☼ ★★★★☆
85. The Hand (1981) Primewire 1H 44M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I'm kind of old-fashioned. I like to make it in bed, okay?"
86. Train (2008) Primewire 1H 34M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: You're in For One Hell of a Ride

October 20th - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - 7H 34M
87. Fright Night 2 (2013) Primewire 1H 28M ☼ ★★★★☆
88. The Pumpkin Karver (2006) Primewire 1H 30M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ Tagline: The New Face of Evil
89. Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) Primewire 1H 36M ☼ ★★★★★ "Okay, from now on, you'll be the uptight lesbian sister I never had. Deal?"
90. Rest Stop (2006) YouTube 1H 20M ☼ ★★☆☆☆
91. Retardead (2008) YouTube 1H 40M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ Tagline: They're not so special anymore!

October 21st - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - 2H 45M
92. Martin (1976) YouTube 1H 35M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Things only seem to be magic. There is no real magic. There's no real magic ever."
93. Island of Lost Souls (1932) DVD 1H 10M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "Are we not men?"

October 22nd - Sibling Rivalry - 6H 01M
94. Jug Face (2013) IMDB 1H 21M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: The Pit Wants What It Wants.
95. Dust Devil (1992) Netflix 1H 27M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "You smoke too much, Joe."
96. Room 237 (2012) Netflix 1H 42M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ Tagline: Some movies stay with you forever...and ever...and ever.
97. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) Bluray 1H 31M ★★★★★ "You think this is a fuckin' costume? This is a way of life."

October 23rd - The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - 7H 08M
98. A Bay of Blood (1971) Netflix 1H 24M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Yeah, he's dead alright but at least I eat my squid. But I don't kill as a hobby like you do."
99. Clownhouse (1989) YouTube 1H 21M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ Tagline: ...A circus of the mind.
100. Smash Cut (2009) Primewire 1H 26M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Passion is just insanity in a cashmere sweater."
101. The Strange Door (1951) DVD 1H 21M ☼ ★★★☆☆ Tagline: Robert Louis Stevenson's masterpiece of TERROR
102. Chain Letter (2009) DVD 1H 36M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: If you don't forward it, you die

October 24th - Zombies - 4H 17M
103. The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014) Primewire 1H 31M ☼ ★★★★★
104. Grace (2009) DVD 1H 25M ☼ ★★★★★ "Please, you don't understand. She's special. She needs... special food."
105. The Hills Run Red (2009) DVD 1H 21M ☼ ★★★★★ Tagline: Trespassers will be slaughtered...

October 25th - Drive-In Double Features - 5H 07M
106. Alone in the Dark (1982) YouTube 1H 32M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "Preacher likes to set fire to churches, that's his trip. Unfortunately he does it when there are people inside."
107. The Cabin in the Woods with commentary (2012) Bluray 1H 35M ☼ ★★★★★ "These fucking zombies. Remember when you could just throw a girl in a volcano?"
108. The Walking Dead (S5E1/S5E2) VOD 2H 00M ☼

October 26th - Supernatural & Quiet/Soft - 3H 20M
109. Valentine (2001) Primewire 1H 36M ★★★★★ "Roses are red, Violets are Blue, They'll need dental records to identify you."
110. Oculus (2013) Primewire 1H 44M ☼ ★★★★☆ "I've met my demons and they are many. I've seen the devil, and he is me."

October 27th - Horror Anthologies - 3H 15M
111. The House That Dripped Blood (1971) Amazon 1H 42M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "That's what's wrong with the present day horrorfilms. There's no realism. Not like the old ones, the great ones. Frankenstein. Phantom of the Opera. Dracula - the one with Bela Lugosi of course, not this new fellow."
112. Strait-Jacket (1964) DVD 1H 33M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! No I didn't mean that, I love you. I hate you!"

October 28th - Masked Killers - 3H 57M
113. Popcorn (1981) YouTube 1H 31M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "I look like a fucking snowcone!"
114. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) DVD 1H 09M ☼ ★☆☆☆☆ "Everything good dies here. Even the stars."
115. The Body Snatcher (1945) DVD 1H 17M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "You've become a cancer, a malignant evil cancer rotting my mind."

October 29th - Creature Features - 4H 26M
116. Piranhaconda (2012) Primewire 1H 23M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Suck lead, you hillbilly butt nugget!"
117. Intruders (2011) DVD 1H 40M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Monsters are cowards. You stand up to them, they run away."
118. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) DVD 1H 23M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "She got blown in the face!"

October 30th - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - 2H 51M
119. A Haunted House 2 (2014) Primewire 1H 26M ☼ ★★★★☆ Tagline: It'll scare the #2 out of you.
120. Night of the Demons III (1997) Primewire 1H 25M ☼ ★★★★☆ "Open wide and give me some tongue."

October 31st - Halloween Related - 6H 00M
121. Mischief Night (2014) Primewire 1H 28M ☼ ★★★☆☆ Tagline: All's Fair in Blood and Gore
122. House on Haunted Hill (1999) Primewire 1H 33M ★★★★★ "Wait til somebody lets out the Darkness in this place. That's a whole... that's a whole new bunch of crazy shit. That's... you'll hate that shit."
123. 976-Evil II (1992) Primewire 1H 33M ☼ ★★☆☆☆ "Look, Daddy! Every time you hear a bell, a zombie takes us all to hell."
124. Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989) Primewire 1H 26M ☼ ★★★☆☆ "Blind kids, a midget, dykes on bikes... we could start a side-show!"

Checklist: COMPLETED
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors: COMPLETED
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - The Monster Club (1981)
-X- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon - Unlucky Charms (2013)
-X- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley - Evil Bong (2006)
-X- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro - Evil Bong (2006)
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen -
--- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee -
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
-X- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry - They Came From Within (1975)
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
--- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy -
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis - Club Dread (2004)
--- José "Coffin Joe" Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
-X- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands - Warlock (1989)
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar - Soultaker (1990)
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - They Came From Within (1975)

Select 2 film composers: COMPLETED
-X- John Frizzell - 6 Souls (2010)
--- Howard Shore -
-X- Claudio Simonetti - Opera (1987)
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors: COMPLETED
-X- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci - Inferno (1980)
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis - Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
-X- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner - Warlock (1989)
-X- The Pang Brothers -or- Takashi Miike - One Missed Call (2003)
-X- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard - V/H/S 2 (2013)

Select 2 make-up effects artists: COMPLETED
-X- Roy Ashton - The Monster Club (1981)
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
-X- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

Select 2 producers: COMPLETED
-X- Jason Blum - 13 Sins (2014)
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
-X- Guillermo del Toro - Julia's Eyes (2010)

Select 1 writer: COMPLETED
-X- Robert Bloch - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
-X- Charles B. Griffith - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- H.P. Lovecraft - City of the Living Dead (1980)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: COMPLETED
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Anthology Film - Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Inferno (1980)
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Inferno (1980)
-X- Based on a Novel - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- Cannibalism - V/H/S 2 (2013)
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Soultaker (1990)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Evil Bong (2006)
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- Death by: Decapitation - The Company of Wolves (1984)
-X- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) - Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
-X- Documentary - More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011)
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - V/H/S 2 (2013)
-X- Found Footage - V/H/S 2 (2013)
--- Frankenstein -
--- From a Face Off Judge -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- Giallo - Opera (1987)
-X- J-Horror - One Missed Call (2003)
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The Bad Seed (1956)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Dolly Dearest (1991)
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Halloweentown (1998)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Monster Club (1981)
-X- Mummy - Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Monster Club (1981)
--- Nation of Origin: Mexico -
-X- Nazi - Puppet Master II (1990)
--- Psychological -
-X- Rape / Revenge - Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Club Dread (2004)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Uncle Sam (1996)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Tremors (1990), Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996), Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
-X- Vampire - The Monster Club (1981)
-X- Werewolf - The Company of Wolves (1984)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Halloweentown (1998)
-X- With Commentary - The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- Zombie - V/H/S 2 (2013)

Watch films in at least three formats: COMPLETED
-X- Free Streaming, The Uninvited (1944)
-X- DVD, The Company of Wolves (1984)
-X- Paid Streaming, Escape from Tomorrow (2013)

Watch films in at least three languages: COMPLETED
-X- English, The Uninvited (1944)
-X- French, Eyes Without a Face (1960)
-X- Japanese, One Missed Call (2003)

Select 8 decades of film history: COMPLETED
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- 1940 - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- 1950 - The Bad Seed (1956)
-X- 1960 - Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
-X- 1970 - They Came From Within (1975)
-X- 1980 - The Company of Wolves (1984)
-X- 1990 - Dolly Dearest (1991)
-X- 2000 - Evil Bong (2006)
-X- 2010 - Unlucky Charms (2013)

Select 4 ratings: COMPLETED
--- G -
-X- PG - Tremors 3: Pack to Perfection (2001)
-X- PG-13 - Tremors (1990)
-X- R - The Company of Wolves (1984)
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Unlucky Charms (2013)
--- M -
--- GP -


31 Film Subset:
Spoiler:

-X- 9/30: The Uninvited (1944)
--- 10/1: Stalled
--- 10/2: The Carrier
--- 10/3: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
-X- 10/4: Club Dread
--- 10/5: Come Out and Play
--- 10/6: The Comedy of Terrors
--- 10/7: Phantom of the Paradise
--- 10/8: The Howling
-X- 10/9: A Bucket of Blood
--- 10/10: The Vampire Lovers
--- 10/11: The Funhouse
--- 10/12: Buried Alive
-X- 10/13: Mimic 3: Sentinel
-X- 10/14: Rabid
-X- 10/15: The Host
-X- 10/16: Intruder
-X- 10/17: The Brood
--- 10/18: I Was a Teenage Zombie
--- 10/19: Jack's Back
--- 10/20: Vampire in Venice
--- 10/21: Christine
--- 10/22: The Uninvited (2009)
--- 10/23: The House On Haunted Hill
--- 10/24: Bio-Zombie
--- 10/25: The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again!
-X- 10/26: Oculus
-X- 10/27: The House That Dripped Blood
--- 10/28: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
--- 10/29: Rats: Nights of Terror
--- 10/30: Here's Comes the Devil
--- 10/31: Halloween III: Season of the Witch


Theme Nights: COMPLETED
Spoiler:
-X- 09/30: Criterion Crossover - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- 10/01: Bathrooms & Kitchens - They Came From Within (1975)
-X- 10/02: Summer-Themed - Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
-X- 10/03: Dreams, Hallucinations, Drug Trips - Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
-X- 10/04: Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - Club Dread (2004)
-X- 10/05: Deserted Island Horrors - The Flesh Eaters (1964)
-X- 10/06: 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie (1989)
-X- 10/07: Original Song - Opera (1987)
-X- 10/08: Werewolves (Full Moon) - Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust (2008)
-X- 10/09: Food Service Industry Terrors - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- 10/10: Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - Martyrs (2008)
-X- 10/11: 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)
-X- 10/12: Graveyard Horrors - Stitches (2012)
-X- 10/13: Before They Were Stars - Mimic: Sentinel (2003)
-X- 10/14: Motorcycle Horrors - Rabid (1977)
-X- 10/15: Asian - The Host (2006)
-X- 10/16: Retail Establishment Terrors - Intruder (1989)
-X- 10/17: Dads/Moms - The Brood (1979)
-X- 10/18: 1980's Video Companies - Pieces (1982)
-X- 10/19: Slashers, Giallos & Serial Killers - Varsity Blood (2014)
-X- 10/20: Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Fright Night 2 (2013)
-X- 10/21: Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Martin (1976)
-X- 10/22: Sibling Rivalry - Jug Face (2013)
-X- 10/23: Mario Bava & William Castle - A Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- 10/24: Zombies - The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (2014)
-X- 10/25: Drive-In Double Features - Alone in the Dark (1982)
-X- 10/26: Supernatural & Quiet/Soft Horror - Oculus (2013)
-X- 10/27: Horror Anthologies - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
-X- 10/28: Masked Killers - Popcorn (1991)
-X- 10/29: Creature Features - Piranhaconda (2012)
-X- 10/30: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - A Haunted House 2 (2014)
-X- 10/31: Halloween Related - Mischief Night (2014)


Rewatches: COMPLETED
Spoiler:
1. Halloweentown (1998)
2. Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge (2001)
3. Club Dread (2004)
4. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
5. Tremors (1990)
6. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)
7. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
8. Final Destination (2000)
9. Final Destination 2 (2003)
10. The Mist (2007)
11. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2006)
12. Saw (2004)
13. Cabin Fever (2002)
14. Idle Hands (1999)
15. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)


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



LIST COMPLETED
2014 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 ABC checklist (for the letter x, I decided can be anywhere in the title doesn't have to start with this letter).
- Complete all of the world checklist (decided to narrow it down for this year).

Key:
- First time viewing
D = dvd
O = online
= pure shit
✪✪ = barely okay
✪✪✪ = average
✪✪✪✪ = very good
✪✪✪✪✪ = love it

SEPT 30 (DUSK):
1. Repulsion ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - Really enjoyed revisiting this for the criterion crossover theme. I definitely noticed more details from this second viewing which made me love and appreciate this film even more.

2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1958) ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - I wanted to take advantage of seeing this right before it expired on netflix streaming at around midnight so I watched this and it was such an enjoyable horror classic. This film reminds me of a twilight zone episode stretched into a movie, the scare ending was awesome.

3. House on Haunted Hill (1999) ✪✪ (D) - Haven't watched this since it came out on VHS when I was in middle school and it was a guilty pleasure then but doesn't hold up well now and doesn't hold a candle to the original but it's fine for passing the time since it's not a complete bore either in my opinion.

OCT 1:

4. Stalled (2013) ✪✪✪ (O) - Not a bad average zombie flick with some funny moments.

5. 13 Sins (2014) ✪✪✪✪ (O) - Wow what a pleasant surprise of a movie this was, definitely a hidden gem. I have to say #13 was disturbing as hell and made me disgusted with the concept of it which was the point, but everything else I thought was great entertainment and kept you on the edge of your seat.

OCT 2:

6. Event Horizon (1997) ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - Best space horror ever in my opinon. Have always loved the creepy vibe in this.

7. The Frighteners (1996) ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - Wow definitely a new favorite in the vein of Ghostbusters and Casper which I also adore. Loved this movie all the way through.

8. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - One of my favorite guilty pleasures in the slasher genre.

OCT 3:

9. The Awakening (2011) ✪✪✪✪ (O) - Well done "quiet" type horror similar in tone to The Others (2001) so if you like that movie you would probably like this one.

10. Martyrs (2008) ✪✪✪✪ (O) - Not the most "enjoyable" horror film based on the subject matter but the story was unique which I appreciated and it does manage to scare/make people uncomfortable including myself which is the point.

OCT 4:

11. You're Next (2011) ✪✪ (O) - Normally I love this type of horror, but it mostly failed for me just couldn't care about the storyline even though there was a couple cool moments.

12. Detention (2011) ✪✪ (O) - A little too bizarre for me personally, but I did like a couple scenes.

13. Carrie (2013) ✪✪✪✪ (BD) - Although not a necessary remake, I was entertained by it. I like the scene with
Spoiler:
the car death
that was bad ass.

OCT 5:

14. The Woman In Black (2012) ✪✪✪ (O) - I loved the setting, cinematography, and tone of this movie for this month especially but everything else fell a little short for my tastes and nothing really stood out to deserve a higher rating.

15. Come Out & Play (2012) ✪✪✪✪ (O) - I haven't seen the original so I found this to be a refreshingly new story and enjoyed it for what it was despite it's flaws.

16. Evil Dead (2013) ✪✪✪✪ (O) - Even though I normally don't appreciate over the top gore I was able to overlook it here and thought it was a well done remake. I enjoyed the dark humor moments too.

OCT 6:

17. The Masque Of The Red Death (1964) ✪✪✪✪ (O) - I enjoyed the use of color in this film reminding me of Suspiria and the use of symbolism was great. Vincent Price is fantastic here too.

18. After Midnight (1989) ✪✪✪ (O) - An average cheesy 80's horror anthology that is on the light side. I liked the 2nd segment the most and the others were just alright but there were definitely some chuckles to be had.

OCT 7:

19. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)✪✪✪✪ (D) - I enjoyed this horror musical a lot. I thought the ending twist was interesting too.

20. Texas Chainsaw 3-D (2013) ✪✪ (O) - Pretty darn terrible, only a couple scenes that were decent to watch.

21. Dark Water (2002) ✪✪✪ (O) - The story was well done and sad at times but it was lacking in the horror aspect so that's why I rated it average.

22. The Stuff (1985) ✪✪✪ (O) - Very mediocre. I was hoping for it to be more entertaining than it actually was.

OCT 8:

23. The Pact II (2014) ✪✪✪ (O) - As someone that loved the first film, this was pretty disappointing. The second half of this was more interesting than the first half, however it could have been way better. I'm rating it average because it was fine for passing the time compared to some others I've seen that are much more of a chore to sit through.

24. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - This is one of my biggest guilty pleasures, when I was younger I re-watched it so much it's become a favorite. I just love the humor in it and I am able to overlook the bad CGI because I find it to be a fun movie.

OCT 9:

25. Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth (1992) ✪✪✪ (O) - A good entry to the series, not bad, but not above average either. I enjoyed the dark humor and it has some creative death scenes which I like.

OCT 10:

26. The Sacrament (2013) ✪✪✪ (O) - It was an okay religious horror.

27. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) ✪✪✪ (O) - This was pretty good for it's subject but not a personal favorite.

OCT 11:

28. Dead Heat (1988) ✪✪✪ (O) - Mediocre zombie cop flick, not terrible but not amazing either.

OCT 12:

29. Laid To Rest (2009) (O) - I despised this, the only thing that will stand out for anyone is the gore in the kill scenes, everything else sucked.

OCT 13:

30. Return To Horror High (1987) ✪✪ (O) - It wasn't for me, thought it could have been so much better.

OCT 14:

31. Blade (1998) ✪✪✪✪ (O) - I enjoyed this a lot, great action horror.

OCT 15:

32. The Host (2006) -

OCT 16:

33. Dawn Of The Dead (2004) ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - One of my favorite zombie movies & a great remake.

OCT 17:

34. The Amityville Horror (1979) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - One of my all time favorite horror flicks, love revisiting this.

OCT 18:

35. Prom Night (1980) ✪✪✪ (O) - An average slasher revolving around prom.

OCT 19:

36. Psycho II (1983) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - I think Anthony Perkins is phenomenal playing Norman Bates and loved every second of this sequel and enjoyed the twists.

OCT 20:

37. Fright Night (1985) ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - One of my favorite vampire horror flicks.

OCT 21:

38. Jeepers Creepers (2001) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - Love revisiting this film around this time of year, I like how it's different than most horror flicks and the setting is amazing.

OCT 22:

39. The Uninvited (2009) ✪✪✪✪ (D) - I love this subgenre of horror films so it was nice to revisit this.

OCT 23:

40. House On Haunted Hill (1959) ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - This is becoming a favorite to watch around this time of year especially after watching the remake earlier this month I realized just how classic this one is. I love horror flicks that revolve around big houses and groups having to find their way out of a situation.

OCT 24:

41. Zombieland (2009) ✪✪✪✪ (D) - Pure fun zombie comedy.

OCT 25:

42. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) ✪✪✪ (D) - There were some cool kills but it was kind of dragging on.

OCT 26:

43. Oculus (2013) ✪✪✪✪ (D) - Well crafted unique plot but takes patience to sit through since it really messes with your mind.

OCT 27:

44. Creepshow (1982) ✪✪✪✪ (D) - One of my favorite horror anthologies. I like all the segments except the first one. My personal favorite segment is a tie between "The Crate" and "Something To Tie You Over", great stuff.

45. Suspiria (1977) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - Really love the mind trip this film takes you on, its becoming a yearly tradition.

OCT 28:

46. Friday The 13th (1980) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - Love this classic slasher.

47. Mama (2013) ✪✪✪ (D) - I do like how unique this is seeing it a second time but I also don't think it's anything super special.

OCT 29:

48. Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943) ✪✪✪ (O) - I enjoyed it but not as much as some of the other universal horror films.

49. Here Comes The Devil (2012) (O)- Not sure how to rate this quite yet so I'm going to skip it.

OCT 30:

50. The Craft (1997) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - One of my all time favorites.

51. Halloweentown (1998) ✪✪✪✪✪ (O) - Another favorite for this time of year.

OCT 31:


52. Halloween 6: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - I personally like this one a lot despite it flaws and I haven't seen the producer's cut.

53. Halloween (1978) ✪✪✪✪✪ (D) - Classic.

54. Halloween (2007) ✪✪✪ (D) - Just an ok remake.

LIST COMPLETED
Total Viewed #: 54
First Time #: 33
Re-Watched #: 21
Stand-Outs (First Time Views Only): The Masque Of The Red Death, Blade, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1958), Martyrs, The Frighteners, Dead Alive, Sweeney Todd, Psycho II, Evil Dead (2013), Come Out & Play, 13 Sins, and Carrie (2013).
Weakest Views Of The Challenge: Laid To Rest, You're Next, Texas Chainsaw 3-D, Return To Horror High, Detention, and The House On Haunted Hill (1999).
Finished All Minimum Requirements
The Checklist
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - Halloween 6
-X- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon - Creepshow
--- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley -
-X- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro - You're Next
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen - Halloween H20
--- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee -
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
--- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry -
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken - Sleepy Hollow
-X- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins - Psycho II
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
-X- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands - Halloween (2007)
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - The Masque Of The Red Death
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
--- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- John Frizzell - Texas Chainsaw 3-D
-X- Claudio Simonetti - Suspiria
--- Howard Shore -
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci - Suspiria
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - House On Haunted Hill
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
-X- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli - The Stuff
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - The Masque Of The Red Death
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
-X- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata - Dark Water
-X- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner - Friday The 13th
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
-X- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard - The Sacrament

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
-X- Greg Cannom - Blade
--- Robert Hall -
-X- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - House on Haunted Hill

Select 2 producers:
-X- Jason Blum - 13 Sins
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
-X- Guillermo del Toro - Mama

Select 1 writer:
-X- Robert Bloch - Psycho II
--- Charles B. Griffith -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Texas Chainsaw 3D
-X- Anthology Film - After Midnight
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Suspiria
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Carrie
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Carrie
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Stalled
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Repulsion
-X- Death by: Decapitation - 13 Sins
--- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) -
-X- Documentary - Never Sleep Again
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- Found Footage - The Sacrament
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman
-X- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) - Sweeney Todd
-X- Ghost / Haunting - House on Haunted Hill
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - Dark Water
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Come Out & Play
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Halloweentown
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Host
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
-X- Nation of Origin: Mexico - Come Out & Play
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - Repulsion
-X- Rape / Revenge - Martyrs
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - You're Next
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Stalled
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Halloween 6, Halloween (1978), Halloween (2007)
-X- Vampire - Fright Night
-X- Werewolf - An American Werewolf in Paris
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Here Comes The Devil
--- With Commentary - I'm hard of hearing so this isn't easy to follow.
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Frighteners (Dee Wallace, Jeffrey Combs, R. Lee Ermey)
-X- Zombie - Stalled

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Streaming), (Repulsion).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (House on Haunted Hill).
-X- Third format, (Blu-Ray), (Carrie).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (French), (Martyrs).
-X- Second language, (Spanish), (Come Out & Play).
-X- Third language, (Japanese), (Dark Water).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
-X- 1950 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- 1960 - Repulsion
-X- 1970 - The Amityville Horror
-X- 1980 - After Midnight
-X- 1990 - House on Haunted Hill
-X- 2000 - Martyrs
-X- 2010 - Stalled

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Poltergeist
-X- PG-13 - The Woman In Black
-X- R - House on Haunted Hill
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Repulsion
--- 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
Finished AllTheme Nights
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition - Stalled
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films - IKWYDLS
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - Martyrs
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - You're Next
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - Come Out & Play
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - The Masque Of The Red Death, After Midnight
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - The Stuff
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon - An American Werewolf in Paris
-X- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - Dead Heat
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Laid To Rest
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - Return To Horror High
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors - Blade
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - The Host
-X- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors - Dawn Of The Dead
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - The Amityville Horror
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies - Prom Night
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Psycho II
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Fright Night
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Jeepers Creepers
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry - The Uninvited
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - House On Haunted Hill
-X- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies - Zombieland
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! - The Town That Dreaded Sundown
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft - Oculus
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Creepshow
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Friday The 13th
-X- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features - Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
-X- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - The Craft
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers
Saw 6 out of 30Subsets
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013) - Stalled
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988) -
--- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) -
--- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004) -
-X- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012) - Come Out & Play
--- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963) -
--- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) -
--- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981) -
--- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959) -
--- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970) -
--- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988) -
--- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990) -
--- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003) -
--- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977) -
-X- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006) - The Host
--- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989) -
--- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979) -
--- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) -
--- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988) -
--- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988) -
--- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983) -
-X- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009) - The Uninvited
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959) - The House On Haunted Hill
--- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998) -
--- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) -
-X- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013) - Oculus
--- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971) -
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) -
--- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984) -
-X- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012) - Here Comes The Devil
--- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) -
Saw 7 out of 9 categoriesWorld Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch one movie for each of these:
-X- French - Martyrs
--- Canadian -
-X- British - Stalled
-X- Japanese - Dark Water
-X- Korean/Chinese/Thai/Filipino - The Host
-X- Italian - Suspiria
--- German -
-X- Spanish - Come Out & Play
-X- New Zealand/Australian - The Frighteners
Saw 19 out of 26ABC Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch a film for each letter:
-X- A - The Awakening
-X- B - Blade
-X- C - Carrie
-X- D - Detention
-X- E - Event Horizon
-X- F - The Frighteners
--- G -
-X- H - House on Haunted Hill
-X- I - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- J - Jeepers Creepers
--- K -
-X- L - Laid To Rest
-X- M - Martyrs
--- N -
--- O -
-X- P - The Pact II
--- Q -
-X- R - Repulsion
-X- S - Stalled
-X- T - 13 Sins
-X- U - The Uninvited
--- V -
-X- W - The Woman In Black
--- X -
-X- Y - You're Next
-X- Z - Zombieland
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My Personal October Horror Movie Challenge History: 2007 - 100; 2008 - 50; 2009 - 71; 2010 - 78; 2011 - 52; 2012 - 52; 2013 - 74

2014 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 watch each horror film on BD from my unwatched pile. That total currently stands at 58. It's a mix of some never-seen titles and some classics.

October 1
1. The Shining (1980) [BD] - It's not a popular opinion, but I have a hard time enjoying this one. Seems like it just drags. I do recognize the great performances.
2. You're Next (2011) ☼ [DVR] - Enjoyable horror thriller. These home invasion flicks are tremendously effective. They go against the notion that home is a safe place and that there is safety in numbers.

October 2
3. The Fog (1980) [BD] - This film hooks you (pun slightly intended) from the very beginning. Great atmosphere in this ghost story.

October 3
4. Anaconda (1997) [DVD] - I see the low rating on imdb and I can't figure it out. This has been a guilty pleasure and a recent staple of this annual challenge.

October 4
5. Friday the 13th (1980) [BD] -

October 5
6. Friday the 13th, part 2 (1981) [BD] - It's possible I've watched this F13th film more than any other in the series. I'm a big fan of the burlap sack Jason.
7. Friday the 13th, part III (1982) [BD] - I don't really care for how Jason changed in this one. But it gets bonus points for the introduction to the iconic hockey mask.

October 6
8. The Messengers (2007) ☼ [BD] - Nothing too exciting to see here. Moving the disc immediately to the "For Sale" pile.
9. Psycho (1960) [BD] - It's hard to believe this film is 54 years old. Just as effective in its terror today.
10. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) [BD] - One of my favorite F13th films. Jason's really getting the hang of killing folks.
11. The Twilight Zone: Perchance to Dream / Judgment Night / And When the Sky Was Opened / What You Need (1959) [BD] - One of my favorite things about TZ episodes is seeing what stars appear in each one.

October 7
12. Friday the 13th, part V: A New Beginning (1985) [BD] - Entering a stretch of F13th films that I remember seeing in theaters when I was younger. My kids are that age now and there's no way I'd let them see these movies.

October 8th
13. Friday the 13th, part VI: Jason Lives (1986) [BD] - Including a bunch of children increased the level of tension in this one.
14. Friday the 13th, part VII: The New Blood (1988) [BD] - Random thought: Tina is dealing with guilt from the death of her father. She then resurrects Jason, who would later kill her mother. Talk about emotional scars.
15. The Psycho Legacy (2010) ☼ [DVD] - Not quite as good as some of the other horror documentaries out there, but worthy of a watch. Liked the tribute at the end to Tony Perkins.

October 9th
16. Friday the 13th, part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) [BD] - So many things to dislike about this film. I think my biggest gripe was about Jason. He always killed anything on two legs, but walked right past people in NYC.
17. The Twilight Zone: The Four of Us Are Dying / Third From the Sun / I Shot an Arrow Into the Air / The Hitch-Hiker (1960) [BD] - Favorite episode of this bunch was The Hitch-Hiker. Something naturally creepy about them.

October 10th
18. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) [BD] - A decent opening, and then this went downhill fast. All the more painful was the reminder that the new BD set only includes the lesser R-rated version of the film.
19. Jason X (2001) [BD] - The previous films had decent ideas, but were horribly executed. This film took a silly idea, but handled it well enough to make an entertaining movie.
20. Freddy vs Jason (2003) [BD] - The most anticipated release for fans of either series. The image of Jason in a cornfield leaves a lasting impression.
21. Friday the 13th (2009) [BD] - Remakes aren't usually received well by movie critics. Most of the horror ones I've seen have been entertaining. This one is no exception.

October 11
22. The Twilight Zone: The Fever / The Last Flight / The Purple Testament / Elegy (1960) [BD]

October 12
23. Psycho II (1983) [BD] - Realized after this movie that I had confused in my mind Jennifer & Meg Tilly.

October 13
24. Psycho III (1986) [BD] - I'm mesmerized as I watch Anthony Perkins in his portrayal of Norman. Doesn't matter how good the film is.
25. The Funhouse (1981) [BD] - Haven't watched this in a while. I vividly remember a good portion of this movie. However, I was very unfamiliar with the first 30 minutes or so.
26. Halloween (1978) [BD] - First time seeing the film on BD. The quality was exceptional. I found myself noticing details that had been overlooked during countless viewings before.

October 14
27. Halloween II (1981) [BD] - I've always thought this was an excellent sequel, picking up immediately after the events of the original.
28. The Burning (1981) ☼ [BD] - First time viewing and I went into it blind. Surprised by the star power on display in early roles--Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter & Fisher Stevens.
29. The Conjuring (2013) ☼ [BD] - Effective scares throughout. I'll be interested in checking this one out again in the future.

October 15
30. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1983) [BD] - It's widely known as the Halloween film without Michael Myers. Just now, I'm curious as to why they used the Halloween sequel as a title and didn't give it a different name.

October 16
31. The Hills Have Eyes (1977) [BD] - A sentimental favorite as I recall it being one of the first horror films I saw as a kid. Sentimental feelings aside, it's a truly terrifying ride.

October 17
32. Terror Train (1980) [BD] - Another favorite. Never before has a Groucho mask seemed so creepy.
33. Mother's Day (2010) [BD] - Intense film. You find yourself asking over and over again what you would do in a similar set of circumstances.

October 18
34. The Twilight Zone: Mirror Image / The Monsters are Due on Maple Street / A World of Difference / Long Live Walter Jameson (1960) [BD] - Really enjoyed the Monsters on Maple Street episode in this bunch.

October 19
35. Swamp Thing (1982) [BD] - Campy film (or swampy, I suppose). I like it in spite of, or perhaps because of, the corniness factor.

October 20
36. Stir of Echoes (1999) [BD] - I found Kevin Bacon to be surprisingly good in this horror/thriller.
37. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) [BD] - Well done remake. Great cast. This could easily be considered better than the original, though I'd declare it a toss-up.
38. The Twilight Zone: People are Alike All Over / Execution / The Big Tall Wish / A Nice Place to Visit (1960) [BD] - The show really seems to be hitting its stride with a string of quality episodes.

October 21
39. The Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child / A Stop at Willoughby / The Chaser / A Passage for Trumpet (1960) [BD]
40. The Mist (2007) [BD] - I recalled there being a gut-punch at the end, but didn't remember specifically. Ouch.
41. Hotel Transylvania (2012) [BD] - Adam Sandler turned in an admirable performance as the lead voice in this one.

October 22
42. The Stepfather (1987) ☼ [BD] - The occasional odd circumstance where I watched the sequel for a previous challenge before now viewing the original.

October 23
43. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) [BD] - One has to wonder how many films of this type were made in the early 1980s. Has to be hundreds of them.
44. Sleepaway Camp (1983) [BD] - This is a strange movie. Most like it, despite the weird conclusion and sub-par acting.
45. The Twilight Zone: Mr. Bevis / The After Hours / The Mighty Casey / A World of His Own (1960) [BD]

October 24
46. Tremors (1990) [BD] - Hands down, this is my favorite horror movie with Michael Gross & Reba McEntire.

October 25
47. Wrong Turn (2003) [BD] - Reviews compare this one to The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That's fair, but doesn't lessen the thrills here.

October 26
48. Saw (2004) [BD] - It's a whole new experience to watch a film like this, but to remember all the twists and turns before they happen.
49. Saw II (2005) [BD] - Continuing with this series. Impressed by the acting--of both the well known actors and the lesser known ones.

October 27
50. Saw III (2006) [BD] - Funny how you find yourself rooting for Jigsaw in these films.
51. Saw IV (2007) [BD] - The connection between movies seems a little forced at times, but still effective.
52. Saw V (2008) [BD] - Same thoughts immediately return that I had when I watched this initially. The the solution for the "group traps" was obvious.

October 28
53. Saw VI (2009) ☼ [BD] - Strange. Going back over previous OHMC lists, I couldn't find where I had watched this (despite seeing the film that followed). I owned all of the Saw entries on DVD except this one, but assumed that I had viewed this via Redbox and just never picked it up. Watched it now and I don't remember it. A first-time viewing I wasn't counting on.
54. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010) [BD] - I enjoy and appreciate this series, but it seemed to shift further away from the mystery aspect with each passing film. Instead the tension grew due to the increasing level of blood and gore.
55. Hell (2011) ☼ [BD] - I'd rate this as mediocre. A slow pace had a hard time keeping my interest.
56. Intruders (2011) ☼ [BD] - Challenge breaking point. I nearly nodded off a few times during this one. I think it's because of the movie. It might be because of the lack of sleep. Maybe a combination of both.

October 29
57. The Legend of Hell House (1973) ☼ [BD] - Eerie coincidence. Had someone tell me in the last 24 hours about their pet black cat. This film, a blind buy, had a few memorable scenes with a black cat.
58. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) [BD] - Showcasing Melissa Sue Anderson, far from her Little House days.
59. The Evictors (1979) ☼ [DVD] - It's interesting watching films from different eras. Horror films from the 70s or earlier seem to be more slow paced, allowing the tension to build up.

October 30
60. When a Stranger Calls (1979) ☼ [BD] - As the film started to play, I thought I had stuck in the BD for the remake with the same title. A pleasant surprise to watch the older one.
61. Paranormal Activity (2007) [BD] - Had to go to Google to inquire about the crazy end credits.
62. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) [BD] - These films seem like they hold up well for repeat viewings.

October 31 and Beyond...
63. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) [BD] - And this is where the series starts to go downhill in my opinion.
64. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) ☼ [BD] - Creepy film based on a true story. Had a Zodiac like feel to it.
65. Gremlins (1984) [BD] - This film is 30 years old? No way. I'm getting old. And yet this film is just as good now as it was then.
66. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) [BD] - In a day and age when sequels are churned out quickly, a little surprising to see it took 6 years for this one to come out.
67. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) ☼ [DVR] - A blind watch, meaning I had no idea what this was about, other than knowing it had a comedy element. Turned out to be one of my favorites of the challenge. Good way to end.

List is FINAL

Statistics
Films - 60
Television Episodes - 28

Formats viewed for the 60 films - [BD] - 55; [DVD] - 3; [DVR] - 2

First Time Viewings - 13

Decades Viewed - (1960s) - 1; (1970s) - 6; (1980s) - 23; (1990s) - 5; (2000s) - 14; (2010s) - 11

Nearly completed my goal of watching each of the 58 unwatched BD titles in my collection. Watched 55 of the 58.




☼ = First Time Viewing

Temporary TV Section


Just for the fun of it, a list of everything I've ever watched during the OHMC:
Spoiler:

1408
28 Days Later
Alien (2)
Aliens
Alien 3 (2)
Alien: Resurrection (2)
Alone in the Dark
American Horror House
American Psycho
An American Haunting
An American Werewolf in London (2)
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Anaconda (4)
Ants
Apollo 18
April Fool's Day
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Baby Blues
The Bat
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
The Birds
The Blob (1988) (3)
Boogeyman (1980)
Boogeyman: The Killer Compilation
Borderland
Bride of Chucky
The Bride of Frankenstein
Bubba Ho-Tep
Bug
Buried
The Burning
Cabin Fever
The Cabin in the Woods (2)
Candyman
Cape Fear (1991)
Carrie (1976)
Casper
Cat's Eye
Chasing Sleep
Cheerleader Massacre
Cherry Falls
Children of the Corn (3)
Child's Play
Child's Play 2
Child's Play 3
Christine
Cloverfield
The Collection
The Collector (3)
The Conjuring
Constantine
Copycat
The Craft
The Crazies (2010) (2)
Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Creature Walks Among Us
Creepshow
Creepshow 2
Critters
Critters 2
Critters 3
Cry Wolf
Cube (2)
Cujo (2)
Curse of Chucky
Cut
Danika
The Dark
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The Dead Zone
The Descent
The Devils Rejects
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dracula
Dracula (1979)
Dracula (1992)
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Dracula's Daughter
Drag Me to Hell
Dreamcatcher
Dressed to Kill
Edge of Sanity
Embrace of the Vampire
Event Horizon
The Evictors
Eye See You
The Faculty
Fear dot Com
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
Firestarter
Flatliners
The Fly (1986)
The Fog (2)
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Frankenstein (1994)
Frankenweenie
Freaks
Freddy vs Jason (3)
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (2)
Friday the 13th (1980) (3)
Friday the 13th (2009) (4)
Friday the 13th, part 2 (3)
Friday the 13th, part 3 (3)
Friday the 13th, part 4: The Final Chapter (3)
Friday the 13th, part 5: A New Beginning (2)
Friday the 13th, part 6: Jason Lives (2)
Friday the 13th, part 7: The New Blood (2)
Friday the 13th, part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (2)
Fright Night
From Dusk Til Dawn
From Hell
Frozen (2)
The Funhouse (2)
Funny Games
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Ghost of Frankenstein
Ghost Ship
The Good Son
Gothika
Grace (2)
The Gravedancers
Graveyard Shift
Gremlins (2)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (2)
Hack!
Halloween (1978) (2)
Halloween (2007) (2)
Halloween II (1981) (2)
Halloween 2 (2009) (2)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (2)
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (2)
Halloween: Resurrection
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror
Halloween...The Happy Haunting of America
Halloweentown
Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge
Hannibal (2)
Happy Birthday to Me (2)
Harm's Way
Hatchet
Hatchet II
Haunted Honeymoon
The Haunted Mansion
The Haunting
Hell
Hell Night
High Tension
The Hills Have Eyes (1977) (2)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (2)
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
The Hitcher (1986)
The Hitcher (2007)
Hollow Man
Hostel
Hostel: Part II
Hotel Transylvania (2)
House of Dracula
The House of Frankenstein
House of Wax
House on Haunted Hill
The Howling
I Am Legend
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Identity
I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
Inhuman Resources
The Innkeepers
Intruders
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invisible Agent
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man Returns
The Invisible Man's Revenge
The Invisible Woman
It
It's Alive
It's Alive II: It Lives Again
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (2)
Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (2)
Jason X (2)
Jaws
Jaws 2
Jaws 3
Jaws: The Inside Story
Jaws: The Revenge
Jeepers Creepers
Jennifer's Body
Joshua
Joy Ride (2)
Judith: The Night She Stayed Home
Kemper: The Co-Ed Killer
Kill Theory
Killer Movie
King Kong (1933)
King Kong (1976)
Lake Dead
Lake Placid
Land of the Dead
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Last Man on Earth
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III
The Legend of Hell House
Leprechaun
Let Me In
Let the Right One In
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
A Lonely Place to Die
The Lost Boys
Manhunter
Maximum Overdrive
The Messengers
Mirrors
Misery (2)
The Mist (2)
Monkey Shines
Mother's Day (2)
The Mummy (1932)
The Mummy's Curse
The Mummy's Ghost
The Mummy's Hand
The Mummy's Tomb
Munster, Go Home
The Munsters' Revenge
My Bloody Valentine (1981) (2)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (4)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) (2)
Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (2)
Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (2)
Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master (2)
Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child (2)
The New Daughter
The New York Ripper
The Omen
One Hour Photo
Open House
Open House (2010)
Orca
P2
Panic Room
Paranormal Activity (2)
Paranormal Activity 2 (2)
Paranormal Activity 3 (2)
Pathology
Pet Sematary
Pirahna (2)
Planet Terror
Poltergeist
Poltergeist II
Poltergeist III
Prom Night (1980)
Psycho (1960) (2)
Psycho (1998)
Psycho II (2)
Psycho III (2)
Psycho IV: The Beginning
The Psycho Legacy
Pulse
The Pumpkin Karver
Puppetmaster
Red Dragon
Red Riding Hood
Red State
The Reef
Resident Evil
Rest Stop
Return of the Boogeyman
Return to Horror High
Revenge of the Creature
Rosemary's Baby
Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost (Wild Card)
Satan's Little Helper
Saturday Night Live: SNL Halloween Wild Card
Saturday the 14th
Saw (2)
Saw II (2)
Saw III (2)
Saw IV (2)
Saw V (2)
Saw VI
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2)
Scary Movie
Scary Movie 4
Scream (3)
Scream 2 (3)
Scream 3 (2)
Scream 4
Scream: The Inside Story
Secret Window
See No Evil
Seed of Chucky
Severance
Shaun of the Dead
The Shark is Still Working
She-Wolf of London
The Shining
Shock!
Shredder
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th
Shuttle
Silence of the Lambs
Silent Hill
Silent Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night, part 2
Silver Bullet
The Sixth Sense
The Skeleton Key
The Skeptic
Sleepaway Camp (2)
Sleepwalkers
Slither
Slumber Party Massacre (2)
Son of Dracula
Son of Frankenstein
Sorority House Massacre
Species
Spiker
Spooky House
The Stepfather (1987)
Stepfather II (1989)
Still Screaming
Stir of Echoes
Stoker
The Strangers
Student Bodies
Swamp Thing (2)
Tales From the Darkside: The Movie
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo
Terror Train (3)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) (2)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
There's Nothing Out There
They Live
The Thing (1982)
Thir13en Ghosts
Timber Falls
Toolbox Murders
The Tooth Fairy
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The Toxic Avenger
Toy Story of Terror
Tremors (2)
Tremors 2: Aftershocks
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
Trick 'r' Treat
Twilight Zone: The Movie (2)
The Tripper
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
The Uninvited (2)
Urban Legend (2)
Urban Legends: Final Cut
V/H/S
Vacancy
Village of the Damned
Walled In
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (2)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Wicked Little Things
Willard
Winnie the Pooh: Frankenpooh/Spookable Pooh
Wolf Creek
The Wolf Man
The Wolfman
World War Z
Wrong Turn (3)
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
Young Frankenstein
You're Next
Zombieland (3)


Television Shows
The Addams Family
Friday the 13th - The Series: Season 2
The Hitchhiker: Volumes 1-3
Tales From the Crypt: Seasons 1-6
The Twilight Zone: Seasons 1-2
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Re: The 10th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Challenge History
Spoiler:
2005 - clueless about Challenges
2006 - 3
2007 - 162
2008 - 139
2009 - 155
2010 - 282 - Winner
2011 - 129
2012 - 111
2013 - 143
2014 -

Goals
Spoiler:
  1. Watch at least 101 films - Success!
  2. Participate in the daily themes
  3. Watch each subset film on the exact day
  4. Complete the expanded checklist
  5. Sync horror content with the ongoing DVDTalk Annual Challenge
  6. Listen to some horror audiobooks - Success!
  7. Listen to several of my horror soundtracks - Success!
  8. Read a horror short story or novel
  9. Play one of my horror PC games
  10. Play one of my horror iOS games
  11. Participate in the DVDTalk Horror Comic Book Challenge - Success!

Tuesday September 30th
Bonus Crossover Criterion Dusk Time

001 - Silence of the Lambs (1991) - IMDB - wiki - LaserDisc -
002 - The Blob (1958) - IMDB - wiki - BD -
003 - Scanners (1981) - IMDB - wiki - BD -
004 - The Uninvited (1944) - IMDB - wiki - BD - Subset choice for 9/30/14.
n/a - Slumber Party Massacre II clips and trailers for Crystal Bernard's birthday.

Wednesday October 1st

005 - Stalled (2013) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/1/14.
006 - The Corpse Vanishes (1942) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
007 - Tenebre (1982) aka Unsane- IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
008 - John Dies at the End (2012) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
009 - Trilogy of Terror (1975) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
n/a - The Haunted Castle (1896) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube -
n/a - The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube -
n/a - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube -
010 - The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube -
n/a - Tales From the Crypt S6E6, The Bribe - IMDB - wiki- Watched this for Esai Morales' birthday.

Thursday October 2nd

011 - The Carrier (1988) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/2/14.
012 - Soultaker (1990) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - MST3K version
n/a - Tales From the Crypt S2E12, Fitting Punishment - IMDB - wiki - Watched this for Moses Gunn's birthday.
013 - Re-Animator (1985) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
014 - Bay of Blood (1971) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
015 - Bay of Blood (1971) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - again with commentary
016 - Eye of the Cat (1969) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
017 - Audition (1999) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -

Friday October 3rd

018 - House of Frankenstein (1944) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
019 - The Bay (2012) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
020 - A Real Friend (2006) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
021 - My Bloody Valentine (2009) - IMDB - wiki - 3D BD - 3D version
022 - The Innkeepers (2011) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
n/a - Scream trailers and clips for Neve Campbell's birthday.
023 - Cat People (19)
024 - Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - Subset choice for 10/3/14.

Saturday October 4th

025 - Paranorman (20) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
026 - The ABCs of Death (2013) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
027 - Addams Family Values (1993) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched this for local kid Jimmy Workman's birthday.
028 - Club Dredd (2004) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/4/14.
029 - Progeny(19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
030 - Viy (1961) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -

Sunday October 5th

031 - Come Out and Play (2014) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/5/14.
032 - Godzilla Raids Again (19) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
033 - You're Next (2013) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
034 - Brain Dead (19) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
035 - Pinocchio's Revenge (19) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
n/a - Goosebumps Say Cheese and Die - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
n/a - Goosebumps Say Cheese and Die...Again - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
036 - Sharon's Baby (1975) aka Devil Within Her - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched this for Donald Pleasance's birthday. Another scene of leaving food and drinks at a restaurant; does this happen in real life?

Monday October 6th

037 - Comedy of Terrors (19) - Subset choice for 10/6/14.
038 - Scream 4 (2011) - Redeemed my digital copy code; still good despite an expiration date of 2012, kind of like the popcorn I had yesterday.
039 - Beverly Hills Vamp (19) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched this for Britt Ekland's birthday.
040 - Dead and Breakfast (2004) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
041 - Violent Midnight (1963) - IMDB - wiki - Film debut of Dick Van Patten.


Tuesday October 7th

042 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Subset choice for 10/07/14.
043 - The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964) - IMDB - wiki -
044 - The Curse of the Living Corpse (1964) - IMDB - wiki - Again with producer Del Tenney and moderator commentary.
045 - The Horror of Party Beach (1964) - IMDB - wiki - film debut of Roy Scheider.
046 - Suspect Zero (20) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
047 - The Raven (20) - Netflix - Watched for Edgar Allen Poe's passiversary.

Wednesday October 8th

048 - The Howling (19) - IMDB - wiki - Subset choice for 10/08/14.
049 - The Wolfman (19) - IMDB - wiki - Watched with film historian commentary.
050 - Blood Moon () -
051 - Blood Moon (1999) aka Bats - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
O52 - Curse of the Wolf (2006) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
053 - Night Shadow (1989) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
n/a - Blood Moon () - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Decent enough 19 minute horror short to fit the morning's event.
n/a - Goosebumps S1E1, - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
n/a - Goosebumps S1E2, - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -

Thursday October 9th

054 - Bad Moon (1996) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
055 - The Undying Monster (1942) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
n/a - Route 66 SE, - IMDB - wiki - YouTube -
056 - A Bucket of Blood (19) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Subset choice for 10/09/14.
057 - The Innocent (2006) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - No budget for lights apparently.
058 - Dead Teenagers (2007) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Good premise, and decent technical work; but acting is mediocre and story is pretty crappy.
059 - Hell's Threshold (2006) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Experiment fails.
060 - The Rift (1990) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
061 - Thirteen Ghosts (19) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Watched for Tony Shalhoub's birthday.

Friday October 10th

062 - Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers (19) - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Prime -
063 - House on Haunted Hill (19) - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Prime -
064 - The Vampire Lovers (1970) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/10/14.
065 - Day of the Dead (2008) - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Prime - I hope young Trevor lives through the film.
066 - V/H/S () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
067 - Soroity Girls Massacre II () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
068 - Plan 9 From Outer Space (19) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for Ed Wood's birthday.

Saturday October 11th

069 - Funhouse (19) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Subset choice for 10/11/14.
070 - Cheerleader Massacre (19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
071 - The Devil's Carnival () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for Sean Patrick Flanery's birthday.
072 - Argento's Dracula 3D (20) - IMDB - wiki - 3D BD - Completely needless remake.
073 - Storage 24 (20) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
074 - Warm Bodies () - IMDB - wiki - BD - Chose this for a romantic evening in with my wife, she was not amused.
n/a - Psych SE, - IMDB - wiki - DVD -


Sunday October 12th

075 - Edgar Allen Poe's Buried Alive (1990) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Subset choice for 10/12/14.
076 - Mimic (1997) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
077 - Mimic 2 (2001) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
078 - Amped () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
079 - Bruce Dickinson Presents: Crowley () - aka Chemical Wedding - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus - Watched for Aleister Crowley's birthday.
080 - V/H/S 2 () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
081 - Bimbos B.C. (2001) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Another piece of utter crap from the Mortuary Madness 50 pack.

Monday October 13th

082 - Mimic 3 (2003) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/13/14.
083 - The Beast of Yucca Flats () - IMDB - wiki - Oh the Horror! - Stupidly decided to try to watch one film on each of my qualifying possibility Roku channels. Hopefully I stop this plan.
084 - Seytan (1974) - IMDB - wiki - Cultorama TV - My first (?) Turkish film. Subtitle funnies!
085 - Tucker and Dale vs. Evil () - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime download - Better every time I watch it.
n/a - The Town of the Living Dead S1E1 (2014) - IMDB - wiki - Xbox Video -
086 - Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) - IMDB - wiki - Crackle -
087 - The Atomic Brain (19) - IMDB - wiki - Cryptic TV - First time watching this outside of MST3K. And probably the last.
n/a - SpongeBob SquarePants
088 - Full Moon High (1981) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched this for Demon Wilson's birthday. I love the interesting cast, but this comedy isn't very funny.
089 - The Lair of the White Worm (19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -

Tuesday October 14th

090 - Rabid (19) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Subset choice for 10/14/14.
091 - Devil Story (1985) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Where do I begin?
092 - Buried Alive (1990) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube -
093 - Dracula 3000 (2004) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched this for Udo Kier's birthday. Shame on you Udo!
094 - The Afflicted (2010) - IMDB - wiki - Redbox DVD rental -
095 - The Corpse Grinders (1971) - IMDB - wiki - Classic B Movies app -


Wednesday October 15th

096 - The Host (20) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Subset choice for 10/15/14.
097 - The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for Virginia Leith's birthday.
098 - They Came From Within (1975) aka Shivers - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for Lynn Lowry's birthday.
099 - Torture Ship (1939) - IMDB - wiki - Horror app -
100 - Godzilla's Revenge (19) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -


Thursday October 16th

101 - Intruder (1989) - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus - Subset choice for 10/16/14. Very good teen slasher.
102 - MST3K: Gamera vs Guiron (19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
n/a - Saturday Night Live Halloween Special () - IMDB - wiki - DVD - 90 minutes with commercials.
103 - Munger Road (2011) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for Randall Batinkoff's birthday.
104 - The Graves () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
105 - The Chair () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
106 - Puppet Show (2008) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Decent premise but pretty much crap, as I've come to expect from this 50 pack.

Friday October 17th

107 - The Brood () - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Subset choice for 10/17/14. Seems like Cronenberg month lately.
108 - Sickness House (20) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
109 - Godzilla (2014) - IMDB - wiki - Redbox rental BD -
110 - Into Thy Hands (2004) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Worst piece of crap I've ever seen.
111 - Hell Baby (20) - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Video Library -
112 - House (19) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Watched for George Wendt's birthday.
113 - Family (19) - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Watched for George Wendt's birthday.

Saturday October 18th

114 - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus - Subset choice for 10/18/14.
115 - Chronicle of the Raven (19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
116 - Ebola Syndrome (19) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube -
117 - The Town That Dreaded Sundown(19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for Dawn Wells' birthday.
118 - The Sacrament (2013) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
119 - The Spell (1977) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
120 - Carrie (1977) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -

Sunday October 19th

121 - Jack's Back (1988) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/19/14.
122 - Robot Monster () - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for Ralph Nader's birthday.
123 - Carrie (2013) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
124 - Valerie and Her Week of Wonders () - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -
125 - Witchhouse () - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -
126 - Entity () - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -
127 - Darkest Night (2012) - IMDB - wiki - Huluplus - Filipino PA
n/a - Psych, SE, Tuesday the 14th () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -


Monday October 20th

128 - Vampires in Venice () - IMDB - wiki - StageVu - Subset choice for 10/20/14.
129 - Rage: Carrie 2 () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
130 - Thale () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
131 - Paranormal Activity 4 () - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for Katie Featherston's birthday.
132 - White Zombie () - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for Bela Lugosi's birthday.
133 - Jaws (19) - IMDB - wiki - Digibook -


Tuesday October 21st

134 - Christine - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Subset choice for 10/21/14.
135 - MST3K Werewolf - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
136 - Kill Syndrome - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
137 - Incident On and Off a Mountain Road - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -
138 - Ghost of Goodnight Lane - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
139 - Cabin Fever Patient Zero - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -


Wednesday October 22nd

140 - Insidious 2 - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
141 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for Jeff Goldblum's birthday.
142 - H.P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -
143 - The Uninvited (2009) - IMDB - wiki - BD - Subset choice for 10/22/14.


Thursday October 23rd

144 - The Washingtonians () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
145 - The Damned Thing () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
146 - The Screwfly Solution () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
147 - Valerie on the Stairs () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
148 - The Ghost () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
149 - Vampire Happening () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
150 - The House on Haunted Hill () - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Subset choice for 10/23/14. Watched the Rifftrax Live version this time; some great riffs.
151 - Evil Dead 2 - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for Sam Raimi's birthday. I don't enjoy this one nearly as much as the first; too much attempted humor here.


Friday October 24th

152 - Q the Winged Serpent (19) - IMDB - wiki - BD - 6/10
153 - Bio-Zombie (19) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Subset choice for 10/24/14. 7/10
154 - Jenifer (20) - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus - 6/10
155 - Antisocial (20) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - New Years Eve
156 - Patrick: Evil Awakens (2013) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for Eliza Taylor's birthday. 7/10
157 - Dance of the Dead (2005) - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -

Saturday October 25th

158 - Birth of the Living Dead () - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Watched for birthday.
159 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Subset choice for 10/25/14.
160 - Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Subset choice for 10/25/14.
161 - Chocolate (2005) - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -
162 - Homecoming (2005) - IMDB - wiki - HuluPlus -


Sunday October 26th

163 - Oculus (2013) - IMDB - wiki - shady website - Subset choice for 10/26/14. 8/10
n/a - American Horror Story, S1E1, Pilot (20) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for Dylan McDermitt's birthday. 8.5/10
164 - Shutter Island () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
165 - Phantoms () - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
166 - Event Horizon (19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - I watch this almost every year it seems.


Monday October 27th

167 - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime - Watched for John Cleese's birthday.
168 - The House That Dripped Blood (19) - IMDB - wiki - YouTube - Subset choice for 10/27/14.
169 - The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
170 - The Addams Family (19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
171 - The Mummy (1932) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
172 - The Mummy's Hand (1940) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
173 - The Mummy's Tomb (1942) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -


Tuesday October 28th

174 - The Initiation (1984) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for Daphne Zuniga's birthday.
175 - Friday the 13th: Part VII: The New Blood (1988) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/28/14.
176 - Blood Beast Terror (19) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
177 - Pharoah's Curse (1957) - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
178 - Tale of the Mummy () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - A paycheck for Christopher Lee.
179 - The Mummy's Ghost (19) - IMDB - wiki - DVD -


Wednesday October 29th

180 - Wes Craven Presents: They () - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Prime - Watched for Jon Abraham's birthday.
181 - Rats: Night of Terror (1984) - IMDB - wiki - Alyxstarr - Subset choice for 10/29/14.
182 - Dark Waters () - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Prime -
183 - Thankskilling 3 () - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Prime -
184 - Easter Casket () - IMDB - wiki - Amazon Prime -
185 - The Mummy's Curse () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -



Thursday October 30th

186 - Scream () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Watched for birthday.
187 - Here Comes the Devil () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - Subset choice for 10/30/14.
188 - Curse of the Swamp Creature () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
189 - Vanishing on 7th Street () - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
190 - The Bleeding House () - IMDB - wiki - AmazonPrime -
191 - All the Boys Love Mandy Lane () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix -
192 - The Legend of Hell House () - IMDB - wiki - Netflix - I miss Roddy McDowall.


Friday October 31st

193 - Halloween () - IMDB - wiki - BD - Annual Challenge compliance for the month completed.
194 - Halloween III: Season of the Witch () - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Subset choice for 10/31/14.
195 - Halloween II () - IMDB - wiki - DVD -
196 - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers () - IMDB - wiki - BD -
197 - Dracula (19) - IMDB - wiki - BD -
198 - Frankenstein (19) - IMDB - wiki - BD -
n/a - Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr. (2010) - IMDB - wiki - BD -
n/a - Monster by Moonlight! (1999) - IMDB - wiki - BD -
199 - The Mummy (19) - IMDB - wiki - BD - Watched with group commentary.
200 - Creature From the Black Lagoon (19) - IMDB - wiki - 3D BD -
201 - The Invisible Man (19) - IMDB - wiki - BD -


Saturday November 1st

n/a - The Simpsons, S20E, Treehouse of Terror XX () - IMDB - wiki - shady website - Watched for Marcia Wallace's birthday.
202 - Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy () - IMDB - wiki - DVD - Unofficial subset choice for 11/01/14.
203 - Monster House () - IMDB - wiki - 3D BD -



Wildcard and TV and Shorts Count
Spoiler:

204-208 wild cards on my shorts
208-211 or do TV shows


Checklist - Bingo!
Spoiler:



Themes - 33/33
Spoiler:

--- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition -
--- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films -
--- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
--- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams -
--- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors -
--- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) -
--- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs -
--- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon -
--- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors -
--- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons -
--- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers -
--- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors -
--- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars -
--- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors -
--- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! -
--- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors -
--- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas -
--- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies -
--- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -
--- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles -
--- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry -
--- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle -
--- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies -
--- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! -
--- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft -
--- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers -
--- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features -
--- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft -
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related -


Subset - 33/33
Spoiler:

--- 09/31: group - The Uninvited (1944)
--- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013)
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988)
--- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
--- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004)
--- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012)
--- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
--- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
--- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981)
--- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
--- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970)
--- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988)
--- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990)
--- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
--- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977)
--- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006)
--- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989)
--- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979)
--- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
--- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988)
--- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988)
--- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983)
--- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009)
--- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
--- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998)
--- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
--- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013)
--- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
--- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
--- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012)
--- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
--- 11/01: my OCD -

Alphabetical OCD
Spoiler:



Holiday OCD
Spoiler:




Stats for Chad:

Total 212 or so
FTV = 77
Themes - 33/33
Subset - 33/33
Checklist complete
Decades:

Formats:

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

LIST = FINAL

TOTAL NUMBER = 110
DAILY SUBSET = COMPLETE
THEMES = COMPLETE
CHECKLIST = COMPLETE

HTML Code:
	2014	2013	2012	2011	2010	2009	2008
Blu-ray	45	23	25 	23 	17	19 	08 
DVD	04	6	15 	26 	13	39 	59 
DVR	48	37	69 	46 	37	37 	11 
Stream	12	31	28 	26 	52	18 	20 
Theater	0	01	01 	01 	02	02 	00
Other	1 live	1 dl; 1 live			1 Stage		2 HD-DVD


	2014	2013	2012	2011	2010	2009	2008
1890-1919	0	0	1	0	0	3	3
1920	0	0	2	2	1	2	2
1930	3	5	14	4	2	6	4
1940	7	3	6	3	1	1	1
1950	6	4	14	4	3	5	9
1960	5	9	16	13	7	10	13
1970	15	12	14	17	14	18	15
1980	27	14	13	30	24	20	26
1990	4	12	9	3	10	9	10
2000	8	10	16	28	49	41	14
2010	29	31	29	17	9	X	X
FTV=72

Oct. 1

1. Stalled (2013) ☼ - Streaming
2. Sleepy Hollow - "This Is War" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Sleepy Hollow - "The Kindred" (2014) ☼ - DVR
3. Excision (2012) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 2

4. Piranha (1978) - Blu-ray
5. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 3

6. The Purge (2013) ☼ - DVR
7. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - Blu-ray
8. Sleepaway Camp (1983) - Blu-ray

Oct. 4

9. The Time of Their Lives (1946) ☼ - DVR
10. The Canterville Ghost (1944) ☼ - DVR
11. Idle Hands (1999) ☼ - DVR
12. The Visitor (1979) ☼ - DVR
13. Tentacles (1977) ☼ - DVR
14. Eraserhead (1977) - Blu-ray
15. Curtains (1983) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 5

16. Come Out and Play (2012) ☼ - Streaming
17. Madhouse (1974) ☼ - DVR
18. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) ☼ - DVR
19. Jack and Diane (2012) ☼ - DVR
20. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Blu-ray
21. The Strain - "Last Rites" (2014) ☼ - DVR
The Strain - "The Master" (2014) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 6

22. The Comedy of Terrors (1963) ☼ - Streaming
23. Tony (2009) ☼ - DVR
24. Offspring (2009) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 7

25. The Phantom of the Paradise (1974) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 8

26. The Howling (1981) - Blu-ray

Oct. 9

27. A Bucket of Blood (1959) - Streaming

Oct. 10

28. The Uninvited (2009) - Blu-ray
29. The Vampire Lovers (1970) ☼ - Blu-ray
30. Halloween (audio commentary) (1978) - Blu-ray
31. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - Blu-ray

Oct. 11

32. Body Snatchers (1993) ☼ - DVR
33. Friday the 13th (audio commentary) (1980) - Blu-ray
34. Frankenstein (audio commentary) (1931) - Blu-ray
35. The Funhouse (1981) - Blu-ray

Oct. 12

36. Teeth (2007) ☼ - DVR
37. Buried Alive (1990) ☼ - Streaming
38. Frankenstein's Army (2013) ☼ - DVR
39. The Wolf Man (audio commentary) (1941) - Blu-ray
40. The Walking Dead - "No Sanctuary" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Sleepy Hollow - "Root of All Evil" (2014) ☼ - DVR
41. Burial Ground: Nights of Terror (1980) - Blu-ray

Oct. 13

42. Mimic 3: The Sentinel (2003) ☼ - Streaming
43. Sleepy Hollow - "Go Where I Send Thee ..." (2014) ☼ - DVR
Talking Dead - "No Sanctuary" (2014) ☼ - DVR
44. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - Blu-ray

Oct. 14

45. Happy Birthday to Me (1980) - Blu-ray
46. Outpost (2008) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 15

47. The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) ☼ - DVR
48. Blood Feast (1963) - Blu-ray
49. Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) - Blu-ray

Oct. 16

50. Intruder (1989) - Blu-ray
51. Red State (2011) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 17

52. The Old Dark House (1963) ☼ - DVR
53. The Smiling Ghost (1941) ☼ - DVR
54. The Brood (1979) ☼ - DVR
55. The Gruesome Twosome (1967) - DVD

Oct. 18

56. Sinister (2012) ☼ - DVR
57. The Ghost Breakers (1940) ☼ - DVR
58. I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) ☼ - Streaming
59. Friday the 13th Part III (1982) - Blu-ray
60. The Ghost Goes West (1936) ☼ - DVR
61. Ghost Chasers (1951) ☼ - DVR
62. Spook Busters (1946) ☼ - DVR
63. The Conjuring (2013) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 19

64. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) - Blu-ray
65. Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944) ☼ - DVR
66. Jack's Back (1988) ☼ - Streaming
67. Rabid (1977) ☼ - DVD
68. Black Sunday (1960) - Blu-ray
69. American Horror Story - "Monsters Among Us" (2014) ☼ - DVR
The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXV" (2014) ☼ - DVR
70. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) - Blu-ray
71. The Walking Dead - "Strangers" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Talking Dead - "Strangers" (2014) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 20

72. Vampire in Venice (1988) ☼ - Streaming
73. Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloween II" (2014) ☼ - DVR
American Horror Story - "Massacres and Matinees" (2014) ☼ - DVR
74. Lake Mungo (2008) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 21

75. Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) - Blu-ray

Oct. 22

76. Basket Case (1982) - Blu-ray

Oct. 23

77. House on Haunted Hill (Rifftrax) (1959) - Blu-ray

Oct. 24

78. Bio-Zombie (1998) - Streaming
79. Grimm - "Thanks for the Memories" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Sleepy Hollow - "The Weeping Lady" (2014) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 25

80. Club Dread (2004) ☼ - DVD
81. Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning (audio commentary) (1985) - Blu-ray
82. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) - Blu-ray
83. Warm Bodies (2013) ☼ - DVR
84. The Carrier (1988) ☼ - Streaming
85. The Fury (1978) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 26

86. Street Trash (1987) ☼ - Blu-ray
87. Stoker (2013) ☼ - DVR
88. The Woman in Black (2012) ☼ - Blu-ray
89. The Host (2006) - Blu-ray
90. Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives (1986) - Blu-ray
91. Nekromantik (1988) ☼ - Blu-ray
92. The Walking Dead - "Four Walls and a Roof" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Talking Dead - "Four Walls and a Roof" (2014) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 27

93. The Monster Club (1981) ☼ - Blu-ray
94. Byzantium (2012) ☼ - DVR
95. Mama (2013) ☼ - DVR
96. Sleepy Hollow - "And the Abyss Gazes Back" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Constantine - "Non Est Asylum" (2014) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 28

97. Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood (1988) - Blu-ray
98. About a Boy - "About a Will-O-Ween" (2014) ☼ - DVR
American Horror Story - "Edward Mordrake" (2014) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 29

99. Rats: Night of Terror (1984) ☼ - Blu-ray

Oct. 30

100. Boo at the Zoo (live event) - WILDCARD
101. Here Comes the Devil (2012) ☼ - Streaming
102. American Horror Story - "Edward Mordrake Part 2" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Marry Me - "Scary Me" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Modern Family - "Halloween 3: Awesomeland" (2014) ☼ - DVR

Oct. 31

103. The House That Dripped Blood (1971) ☼ - DVR
104. Christine (1983) ☼ - DVD
105. New York Ripper (1982) - Blu-ray
106. Oculus (2013) ☼ - Blu-ray
107. Halloween III (audio commentary) (1982) - Blu-ray
108. Key & Peele - "Scariest Movie Ever" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Blackish - "The Prank King" (2014) ☼ - DVR
The Goldbergs - "Family Takes Care of Beverly" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Adventure Time - "Ghost Fly" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Amazing World of Gumball - "The Ghost" (2012) ☼ - DVR
109. Grimm - "Octopus Head" (2014) ☼ - DVR
Constantine - "The Darkness Beneath (2014) ☼ - DVR
110. The Collection (2012) - Blu-ray

The Checklist COMPLETE
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - Buried Alive
--- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon -
--- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley -
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen - Halloween
-X- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee - Vampire Lovers
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
-X- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry - Happy Birthday to Me
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - Frankenstein
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
-X- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands - Excision
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - The Comedy of Terrors
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - Nightmare on Elm Street 3

Select 2 film composers:
--- John Frizzell -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
-X- Howard Shore - The Brood
-X- Frank Skinner - The Wolf Man

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci - The New York Ripper
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - The Old Dark House
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - A Bucket of Blood
-X- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis - Blood Feast
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
-X- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner - Friday the 13th Part 2
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
--- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
-X- Greg Cannom - Nightmare on Elm Street 3
-X- Robert Hall - Body Snatchers
--- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 producers:
-X- Jason Blum - The Purge
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
-X- Guillermo del Toro - Mama

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
-X- Charles B. Griffith - A Bucket of Blood
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Creature From the Black Lagoon
-X- Anthology Film - The Monster Club
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Come Out and Play
-X- Cannibalism - Offspring
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Christine
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - House on Haunted Hill
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Stalled
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Eraserhead
-X- Death by: Decapitation - Sleepaway Camp
-X- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) - Blood Feast
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-X- Found Footage - Army of Frankenstein
-X- Frankenstein - Bride of Frankenstein
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Ghost of Yotsuya
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - The Ghost of Yotsuya
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Piranha
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Come Out & Play
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Host
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Phantom of the Paradise
-X- Nation of Origin: Mexico - Come Out & Play
-X- Nazi - Outpost
-X- Psychological - Eraserhead
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Curtains
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Stalled
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Creature From the Black Lagoon
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Friday the 13th Parts 1-3
-X- Vampire - The Vampire Lovers
-X- Werewolf - The Howling
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Black Sunday
-X- With Commentary - Halloween
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Comedy of Terrors
-X- Zombie - Stalled

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Streaming, Stalled
-X- Second format, DVD, The Gruesome Twosome
-X- Third format, Blu-Ray, Sleepaway Camp
-X- Fourth format, DVR, Excision


Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, English, Stalled
-X- Second language, Finnish, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
-X- Third language, Japanese, The Ghost of Yotsuya
-X- Fourth language, Korean, The Host
-X- Fifth language, German, Nekromantik
-X- Sixth language, Spanish, Here Comes the Devil

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-03- 1930 - The Bride of Frankenstein
-07- 1940 -The Wolf Man
-06- 1950 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-05- 1960 - The Comedy of Terrors
-15- 1970 - Piranha
-27- 1980 - Nightmare on Elm Street 3
-04- 1990 - Idle Hands
-08- 2000 - Teeth
-29- 2010 - Stalled

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Madhouse
-X- PG-13 - The Uninvited
-X- R - Piranha
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Eraserhead
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- Boo at the Zoo

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


Theme Nights COMPLETE

Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition - Stalled
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films - Piranha
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - Nightmare on Elm Street 3
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - Idle Hands
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - Come Out & Play
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - The Comedy of Terrors
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - The Phantom of the Paradise
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon - The Howling
-X- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors - A Bucket of Blood
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - The Vampire Lovers
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - The Funhouse
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Buried Alive
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - Mimic 3: The Sentinel
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors - Happy Birthday to Me
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - The Ghost of Yotsuya
-X- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors - Intruder
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - The Brood
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980s Video Companies - I Was a Teenage Zombie
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Jack's Back
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Vampire in Venice
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Texas Chain Saw Massacre
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry - Basket Case
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore -
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - House on Haunted Hill
-X- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies - Bio-Zombie
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft - The Woman in Black
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - The Monster Club
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood
-X- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features - Rats: Night of Terror
-X- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - Here Comes the Devil
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween III: Season of the Witch


Daily Subset COMPLETE

Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013)
-X- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988)
-X- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
-X- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004)
-X- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012)
-X- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
-X- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981)
-X- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970)
-X- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988)
-X- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990)
-X- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
-X- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977)
-X- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006)
-X- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979)
-X- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
-X- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988)
-X- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988)
-X- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983)
-X- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009)
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998)
-X- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
-X- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013)
-X- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
-X- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
-X- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
-X- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012)
-X- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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LIST COMPLETE


* - First Time Viewing

FTV Total - 26

Sept 30

1. Halloween: Resurrection - NWI *
2. Godzilla Raids Again - DVD
Uncounted Bonus Content
The Art of Suit Acting


Oct 1

3. Rodan - DVD
4. Blood Diner - Youtube (Theme Movie) *
5. Storage 24 - DVR *
6. Elvira's Movie Macabre: The House that Screamed - Hulu *


Oct 2

6.5 The Haunted History of Halloween - History Channel on Demand
7.5 Horrors of Spider Island - Youtube


Oct 3

8.5 Bats: Human Harvest - SyFy
9. The Haunted: Terror at Maple Dale Farm - NWI
10. Friday the 13th (1981) - DVD

Oct 4

11. The Wolf Man - DVD
12. Texas Chainsaw - NWI *
13. Doc of the Dead - Epix HD
14. Nightfall: 100 Years of Vampires - Hulu *


Oct 5

15. White Zombie - Youtube


Oct 6

16. Dark Shadows: The Revival - Episode 1 - DVD


Oct 7

17. Freaks - DVR
17.5 Dark Shadows: The Revival - Episode 2 - DVD
18.5 Eraserhead - DVR


Oct 8

19.5 Dracula: Dead and Loving It - Amazon
20. Ghost Hunters: Paranormal Politics - SyFy
20.25 Paranormal Home Inspectors: Mysterious Events (Fogarty) - NWI
20.50 Paranormal Home Inspectors: Is the Writing on the Wall (Mattina) - NWI
21.50 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th - Amazon


Oct 9

22.50 Dracula vs. Frankenstein - Hulu *
23.50 Outpost: Black Sun - Roku *
24. Dark Shadows: The Revival - Episode 3 - DVD
24.50 Dark Shadows: The Revival - Episode 4 - DVD
24.75 Paranormal Home Inspectors: Spiritual Awakening (Conroy) - NWI
25.75 Mimic II - DVR

Oct 10

26.25 Supernatural: Dark Side of the Moon - TNT
26.75 Dracula (1931) - DVD


Oct 11

27.75 Robin Hood: The Ghost of Sherwood - NWI *
28.75 World War Z - NWI *


Oct 12

29.25 Haunted History: The Manson Murders - History Channel on Demand
29.50 Paranormal Home Inspectors: The Inheritance (Ciancio) - NWI
30. Haunted History: The Ghosts of Gettysburg - History Channel on Demand


Oct 13

31. Vampyre Nation - SyFy
32. Evil Dead 2 - Blu-Ray
33. The Town That Dreaded Sundown - NWI *
33.25 Paranormal Home Inspectors: A Prairie Haunting (Caouette) -NWI
33.50 Paranormal Home Inspectors: Generations Past (Hazen/McKillen) - NWI
34.50 Army of Darkness - Blu-Ray


Oct 14

35. Supernatural: Two and a Half Men - TNT


Oct 15

36. John Carpenter's Vampires - DVR
37. Underworld: Evolution - DVR
37.5 Ghost Hunters: Dead Presidents - SyFy


Oct 16

38.5 Halloween II (2009) - DVR *
38.75 Tales From the Crypt: Dead Right - DVD
39. Tales From the Crypt: The Switch - DVD
39.25 Tales From the Crypt: Cutting Cards - DVD
40.25 The Old Dark House - TCM *


Oct 17

41.25 Graveyard Shift - AMC
41.75 Haunted History: Murder Castle - History Channel On Demand
42.75 Sharknado - Hulu


Oct 18

43.75 Friday the 13th Part II - DVD
44.75 Friday the 13th Part III - DVD
45.75 Friday the 13th Part III (Audio Commentary) - DVD
46.75 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter - DVD
47.75 Dracula's Daughter - DVD
48.75 Frankenstein (1931) - DVD



Oct 19

49.75 Tremors 3: Back to Perfection - AMC
50.75-54. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th - DVD *
55. The Conjuring - HBO Signature
56. Beast Beneath - NWI *


Oct 20

57. Malibu Shark Attack - Hulu
58. Son of Dracula - DVD
59. An American Haunting - IFC
60. Birth of the Living Dead - NWI
61. Godzilla vs. The Thing - DVD


Oct 21

62. Creature From the Haunted Sea - Hulu
62.5 Haunted History: A Deadly Posession - History Channel on Demand
63.5 Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning - DVD
64. Sleepy Hollow: This is War - Fox Now
65. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - FX *
66 - 67.5 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy - NWI


Oct 22

68.5 Mimic - IFC


Oct 23

69.5 Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue - NWI
70.5 The Last Exorcism - IFC
71.5 Creature From the Black Lagoon - DVD
72.5 The Walking Dead Girls - Hulu *
73.5 The Village - Starz Edge


Oct 24

74.5 The American Scream - NWI *
75.5 The Three Stooges: Spook Louder / The Three Stooges: The Ghost Talks / The Three Stooges: Spooks! / The Three Stooges: Scotched In Scotland / Trick or Treat / Pluto's Judgment Day / Haunted House / Angry Birds: Ham'O'Ween
76.5 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon - DVD


Oct 25

77.5 Dark Night of the Scarecrow - DVD
78.5 Revenge of the Creature - DVD *
79. Z Nation: S1 E5 - DVR
79.5 America's Scariest Halloween Attractions - DVR
80.5 The Creature Walks Among Us - DVD *
81.5 Jeepers Creepers - MTV


Oct 26

82. Halloween Crazy - DVR
82.5 World's Creepiest Destinations - DVR


Oct 27

83.5 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives - DVD
84.5 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (Audio Commentary) - DVD


Oct 28

85.5 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood - DVD
86.5 Alien vs. Predator - Unrated Version - DVD
87.5 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Chiller *


Oct 29

88. Halloween Craziest - DVR
89. Rise of the Zombies - DVR *
90. Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster - DVD
Uncounted Bonus Content:
Original Japanese Trailer for Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster
Eiji Tsuburaya Biography
91. Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated - Roku *
92. Invasion of Astro Monster - DVD



Oct 30

93. Godzilla vs. Gigan - Blu-Ray
93.5 America's Scariest Halloween Attractions 3 - DVR
94.5 Lady Frankenstein - Youtube
94.75 Boogiepop Phantom: Portraits From Memory - Roku
95.75 Call of the Devil - Roku *
96.75 Saw III - IFC


Oct 31

97.75 Crucible of Horror - DVD *
98.75 Frankenstein (1910) WC 1 - Youtube
99. The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile - Youtube
100. Silly Symphony: Skeleton Dance WC 2 - Youtube





Stats: First Time Views - 26

Formats - Streaming - 42
DVD - 34
DVR - 13
TV - 16
Blu-Ray - 3


Uncounted Bonus Content watched - 3


Equipment Failure - 1


LIST COMPLETE
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Season Seven, October 1 2014.

PREVIEW:
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How this'll work: The most recent review will be displayed, while previous reviews are embedded under spoiler tags so this post doesn't get unruly.

I've done these for seven years now. One video review per day, all October long. This month will see more than 31 videos. It's the supersized edition.

The early seasons vary in quality, but they're all up on YouTube and you can watch them here: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

OCTOBER 1 - THE NESTING (1981) - 1.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 1 - THE PURGE (2013) - 1.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 2 - THE PROWLER (1981) - 2.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 3 - THE HAUNTING (1999) - 1.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 4 - BODY PARTS (1991) - 2.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 5 - DEAD AND BURIED (1981) - 4.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 5 - TALES FROM THE CRYPT SEASON 1: EPISODES 1-3
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OCTOBER 6 - BEYOND THE DOOR (1974) - 1.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 7 - VAMP (1986) - 2.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 8 - RAGEWAR (1984) - 3.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 8 - HOSTEL (2005) - 3.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 9 - CONTAMINATION .7 (1993) - 2.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 10 - DEAD HEAT (1988) - 3.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 11 - DIRE WOLF (2009) - 2.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 12 - VISITING HOURS (1982) - 1.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 12 - TALES FROM THE CRYPT SEASON 1: EPISODES 4-6
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OCTOBER 13 - MANEATER (2007) - 2.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 14 - GRIZZLY RAGE (2007) - 0.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 15 - BAIT (2012) - 2.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 15 - HOSTEL PART II (2007) - 2.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 16 - LEVIATHAN (1989) - 3.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 17 - THE RELIC (1997) - 1.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 18 - BAD DREAMS (1988) - 2.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 19 - SINISTER (2012) - 4.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 19 - TALES FROM THE CRYPT SEASON 2: EPISODES 1-4
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OCTOBER 20 - STREET TRASH (1987) - 1.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 21 - THE ENTITY (1983) - 4.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 22 - SHOCK (1977) - 1.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 22 - THE CONJURING (2013) - 4.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 23 - BODY BAGS (1993) - 3.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 24 - WITCHBOARD (1986) - 3.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 25 - MURDER ROCK (1984) - 2.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 26 - WARLOCK (1991) - 2.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 26 - TALES FROM THE CRYPT SEASON 2: EPISODES 1-4
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OCTOBER 27 - FROM BEYOND (1986) - 4.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 27 - THE REJECTS PART 1 (TALES FROM THE HOOD, A BLADE IN THE DARK, DEATH VALLEY, THE BEAST WITHIN, CATACOMBS)
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OCTOBER 28 - OUTRAGE (2009) - 0.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 28 - THE REJECTS PART 2 (VOODOO DAWN, MACABRE, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, GOTHIKA, SUBSPECIES, ZOMBIES VS. STRIPPERS, CELLAR DWELLER)
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OCTOBER 29 - DESTINED TO BE INGESTED (2008) - 0.0 STARS
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OCTOBER 29 - THE REJECTS PART 3 (THE OMEN TRILOGY, THE GODSEND, CROC, MANIAC, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, FLATLINERS, MOTEL HELL)
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OCTOBER 30 - EVILSPEAK (1981) - 3.5 STARS
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OCTOBER 30 - THE REJECTS PART 4 (DEADLY BLESSING, WITCHBOARD 2, A BUNCH OF OTHER GARBAGE)
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OCTOBER 31 - ROCK N ROLL NIGHTMARE (1987) - 3.5 STARS



OCTOBER 31 - THE FINALE

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Code:
Contest Goal: None
Personal Goal: The usual...
Watch at least ONE Halloween or horror related movie/show/etc per day in October.
Watch more movies that I've never seen before.
☼ = First Time Viewings

Past Results:
2006: 23
2007: 29
2008: 13
2009: 26
2010: 17
2011: 14
2012: 28
2013: 9.75


WARM UP:
Spoiler:
September 11, 2014
1. Last Man Standing: "House of Spirits"☼ (2012, Netflix)
September 14, 2014
2. The Pit and the Pendulum☼ (1961, Blu-ray)
September 20, 2014
3. Fall Block Party
Halloween festivities
September 22, 2014
4. The Black Cat☼ (1934, iPad transferred from DVD... on a plane from Providence, RI to Chicago)
September 22, 2014
5. Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters☼ (2000, iPad transferred from DVD... on a plane from Providence, RI to Chicago)
September 24, 2014
6. Teeth☼ (2007, DirectTV)
September 26, 2014
7. Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Concert)☼ (The Odeum Expo Center)
September 27, 2014
8. Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Halloween 4☼ (2014, Blu-ray)
9. Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Halloween 5☼ (2014, Blu-ray)
10. Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Halloween 6☼ (2014, Blu-ray)
September 28, 2014
11. Family Trip to Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
12. Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Halloween (2005, Blu-ray)
13. Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Halloween 35 Years of Terror Bus Tour☼ (2014, Blu-ray)
14. The Making of Halloween 4: Final Cut (2001, Blu-ray)
15. The Making of Halloween 4☼ (2014, Blu-ray)


THE CHALLENGE:

September 30, 2014
1. The Uninvited (1944, Blu-ray)
I watched this a few years ago. It's always a good time, but I feel like I enjoyed it more than my previous viewings this year.

October 2, 2014
The 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago (Haunted House)
We were shooting a segment for "Spooktacular Chicago", which airs on Channel 100 in Chicago on Comcast Cable, covers various horror and Halloween related events around Chicagoland. I worked as a horrorspondant on a segment covering this haunted house. Last year we did a segment on Asylum Xperiment Haunted House at the location that now houses Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare.

October 3, 2014
2. Nightbreed (1990, iPad transferred from DVD)
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Haunted House)☼ (The Odeum Expo Center)
We attended the Rob Zombie concert last week, but the whole event so was so unorganized we didn't make it to the haunted house. It was either stay in line or get trampled to death. We chose to leave. This week was a much better experience.

October 4, 2014
3. (1 of 4) Even Stevens: "A Very Scary Story" (2001, DVR: DISeHD)
3. (2 of 4) The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: "The Ghost in Suite 613" (2005, DVR: DISeHD)
4. Hocus Pocus (1993, Blu-ray)

October 5, 2014
5. Phantom of the Megaplex (2000, DVR: DISeHD)
I loved watching this back when I worked Master Control at Comcast on weekends (on one of the monitors that I was supposed to be monitoring one of our channels on ). It only airs every few years now, but I'm glad I am finally able to show my daughter, who also likes it as well.

October 7, 2014
3. (3 of 4) Bewitched: "A Safe and Sane Halloween"☼ (1967, DVD)
3. (4 of 4) I Dream of Jeannie: "My Master, the Ghostbreaker" (1968, DVD)

I bought this DVD set a few weeks ago. I wish there were more like it. It would save me the trouble of hunting through my public library to find season sets of TV shows for one Halloween episode.


October 8, 2014
6. (1 of 4) fuse Halloween Play List☼ (2014, fuse On Demand)
About 35 minutes of Halloween-esque videos from 30 Seconds to Mars, Chris Brown, and Michael Jackson's Thriller.

October 9, 2014
6. (2 of 4) Dark Shadows: Season 1, Episode 1☼ (1966, DVD)
I've actually never seen an episode. I guess now is as good a time as any to see what I'm missing. I've been told that it starts getting good when Barnabas Collins begins on the show, but I figured I'd start at the very beginning, and my library had that DVD set so...

October 10, 2014
7. Trick 'r Treat (2007, Blu-ray)
8. Ghost Story☼ (1981, DVR: MAXeHD)
This movie starts out kind of dopey. I almost turned it off. How many times can you show some old guys having nightmares?!?! I'm glad it started to pick up. I find Alice Krige attractive, but damn is she creepy.

October 11, 2014
6. (3 of 4) Night Court: "Halloween Too"☼ (1985, Encore On Demand)
9. Prince of Darkness☼ (1987, DVR: TMAXHD)
10. The Conjuring (2013, Blu-ray)
I saw this movie last year while working in DC, then took a walk to the Exorcist stairs/house. I was pleased to find that the movie was still effective for me a year later.

October 12, 2014
6. (4 of 4) Modern Family: "Halloween" (2010, DVR: USAHD)
"Welcome to your nightmare. Ha. Ha. Ha."
11. (1 of 3) The Walking Dead: "No Sanctuary"☼ (2014, AMCHD)

October 13, 2014
11. (2 of 3) The Middle: "Halloween III: The Driving" (2012, DVR: HALLHD)
11. (3 of 3) Lizzie McGuire: "Night of the Day of the Dead" (2001, DVR: DISeHD)

October 13, 2014
12. (1 of 4) Home Improvement: "Crazy for You" (1993, DVD recorded from Cable Broadcast)
12. (2 of 4) Home Improvement: "Let Them Eat Cake" (1995, DVD recorded from Cable Broadcast)
12. (3 of 4) Home Improvement: "A Night to Dismember" (1997, DVD recorded from Cable Broadcast)
12. (4 of 4) Home Improvement: "Bewitched" (1998, DVD recorded from Cable Broadcast)

October 19, 2014
13. Psycho (1960, ArcLight Cinemas Pasadena)
This is the first time I have seen this on the big screen. I was working in Pasadena and I saw it was playing a couple blocks away from my hotel so I figured... "why the hell not?" I'm glad I did.

October 20, 2014
14. The 'Burbs (1989, iPad transferred from DVD... on a plane from Los Angeles to Chicago)
I was not overly enthused when I saw this when it first came out so I have not revisited it since then. I thought (actually hoped) that I would love it this time around. Sadly, I was still kind of bored. I love the premise though. I love Jerry Goldsmith's score even more!! I missed buying it when Varese Sarabande released the Deluxe Edition several years ago, but I just can't bring myself to spend $70+ on it on e-Bay/Amazon Marketplace.

October 21, 2014
15. (1 of 3) The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XXV"☼ (2014, DVR:FOXHD)

October 22, 2014
15. (2 of 3) Spooktacular Chicago☼ (2014, Blu-ray)
"Spooktacular Chicago", which airs on Channel 100 in Chicago on Comcast Cable covers various horror and Halloween related events around Chicagoland. I worked on a segment covering a haunted house. Tonight was our viewing party.


October 23, 2014
15. (3 of 3) The Walking Dead: "Strangers"☼ (2014, DVR:AMCHD)
16. Christine☼ (1983, DVR:SONYHD)

October 25, 2014
17. Midnight Syndicate LIVE: Legacy of Shadows☼ (2014, Ghoul Time Theatre, Cedar Point)
I cannot say enough good things about this show. As a longtime Midnight Syndicate fan, I have always wondered what a live show would be like. I fianlly got my wish this weekend!! It's not just two guys standing there playing their keyboards. There is an actual storyline that accompanies their performance which includes video screens, live actors, a female vocalist, and an awesome set.


October 26, 2014
18. (1 of 3) The Walking Dead: "Four Walls And A Roof'☼ (2014, DVR:AMCHD)

October 28, 2014
19. Halloween (1978, Blu-ray)
I prefer to watch this ON Halloween but I'm usually so busy that I never get to it.

October 29, 2014
18. (2 of 3) The Middle: "Halloween " (2010, DVR: HALLHD)
20. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006, Blu-ray)
21. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (The Theatrical Cut) (1995, Blu-ray)
Haven't seen it in a while so I figured I'd get re-acquainted with it before I watch the Producer's Cut, which I haven't seen in many, many years..

October 30, 2014
22. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (The Producer's Cut) (1995, Blu-ray)
Still not a great movie, but the Producer's Cut felt more like it fit into the Halloween franchise much more than the Theatrical Cut.)
23. The People Under the Stairs (1991, DVD)



STATS:

PERSONAL GOAL 31
FINAL NUMBER: 22.75

FTV: 12 (Although 3 were "events" and some were TV episodes so count those as Wild Cards if you will)

Decades Viewed:
1940s: 1
1960s: 5
1970s: 2
1980s: 5
1990s: 8
2000s: 6
2010s: 12

Formats Viewed:
TV/DVR: 15
Blu-ray: 9
DVD: 8
Live Event: 3
iPad (transferred from DVD: 2

This was my 9th challenge.

Past Results:
2006: 23
2007: 29
2008: 13
2009: 26
2010: 17
2011: 14
2012: 28
2013: 9.75
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Goals:

1. To watch at least 60 films - Completed!
2. Theme Night - Completed!
3. Subset List - Completed!
4. Expanded Checklist - Completed!


Stats:

1. First time viewings: 45
2.


October 2014 Calender:

Spoiler:
September 30th(Bonus night!)
1. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
2. The Uninvited (1944) ☼

October 1st
3. Curtains (1983) ☼
4. Stalled (2013) ☼

October 2nd
5. Wolf Creek (2005) ☼
6. The Carrier (1988) ☼

October 3rd
7. A Nigthmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
8. The Changeling (1980) ☼

October 4th
9. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
10. Club Dread (2004) ☼

October 5th
11. Zombie (1979)
12. Come Out and Play (2012) ☼

October 6th
13. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
14. The Comedy of Terrors (1963) ☼

October 7th
15. Santa Sangre (1989) ☼
16. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) ☼

October 8th
17. The Howling (1981) ☼
18. Sleepaway Camp (1983) ☼

October 9th
19. The Sacrament (2013) ☼
20. A Bucket of Blood (1959) ☼

October 10th
21. The Burning (1981) ☼
22. The Vampire Lovers (1970) ☼

October 11th
23. The Funhouse (1981) ☼
24. Jug Face (2013) ☼

October 12th
25. Cronos (1993)
26. Buried Alive (1990) ☼
27. MST3k: Hobgoblins

October 13th
28. The Blob (1958)
29. Mimic 2 (2001) ☼
30. Mimic 3 (2003) ☼

October 14th
31. Demons (1985) ☼
32. Demons 2 (1986)

October 15th
33. The Host (2006)
34. The Living Skeleton (1968) ☼

October 16th
35. Intruder (1989) ☼

October 17th
36. Mama (2013) ☼
37. The Brood (1979)

October 18th
38. The Blob (1988)
39. I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) ☼
40. Rabid (1977) ☼

October 19th
41. Deep Red (1975)
42. Jack's Back (1988) ☼

October 20th
43. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) ☼
44. Vampire in Venice (1988) ☼

October 21st
45. Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968) ☼
46. The New York Ripper (1982) ☼
47. Stendahl Syndrome (1996) ☼

October 22nd
48. Prom Night (1980)
49. The Uninvited (2009) ☼

October 23rd
50. The House on Haunted Hill (1959) ☼

October 24th
51. Christine (1983) ☼
52. Bio-Zombie (1988) ☼

October 25th
53. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) ☼
54. Occulus (2014) ☼

October 26th
55. Dead Silence (2007) ☼

October 27th
56. Genocide (1968) ☼
57. The House that Dripped Blood (1971) ☼

October 28th
58. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
59. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Producer's Cut) (1995) pseudo-☼

October 29th
60. The X from Outer Space (1967) ☼
61. Rats: Night of Terror (1984) ☼

October 30th
62. The Exorcist (1973)
63. Here Comes the Devil (2012)

October 31st
64. Halloween (1978)
65. Halloween 2 (1981)
66. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)



Theme Night:

Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition - Stalled
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films - Wolf Creek
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - The Slumber Party Massacre
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - Come Out and Play
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - Phantom of the Paradise
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon - The Howling
-X- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors - A Bucket of Blood
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - The Vampire Lovers
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - The Funhouse
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Buried Alive
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - The Blob
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors - Demons
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - The Living Skeleton
-X- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors - Intruder
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - Mama
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies - I Was a Teenage Zombie
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Deep Red
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Vampire in Venice
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Goke, Bodysnatcher From Hell
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry - Prom Night
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore - The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - The House on Haunted Hill
-X- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies - Bio-Zombie
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! - The Abominable Dr. Phibes
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft - Dead Silence
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - The House that Dripped Blood
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
-X- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features - The X from Outer Space
-X- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - The Exorcist
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related -Halloween

Subset List:

Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013)
-X- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988)
-X- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
-X- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004)
-X- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012)
-X- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
-X- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981)
-X- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970)
-X- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988)
-X- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990)
-X- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
-X- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977)
-X- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006)
-X- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979)
-X- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
-X- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988)
-X- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988)
-X- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983)
-X- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009)
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998)
-X- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
-X- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013)
-X- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
-X- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
-X- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
-X- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012)
-X- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)



Expanded Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - Buried Alive
--- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon -
-X- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley - Intruder
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen - Prom Night
-X- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee - The Vampire Lovers
-X- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
--- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry -
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - The Howling
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - The Comedy of Terrors
-X- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis - Club Dread
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - The Uninvited
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Select 2 film composers:
--- John Frizzell -
-X- Claudio Simonetti - Demons
-X- Howard Shore - The Brood
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci - Zombie
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - The House on Haunted Hill
-X- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi - Demons 2
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - A Bucket of Blood
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
-X- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard - The Sacrament

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
-X- Greg Cannom - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
--- Robert Hall -
-X- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - The Exorcist

Select 2 producers:
-X- Jason Blum - Oculus
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
-X- Guillermo del Toro - Mama

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
-X- Charles B. Griffith - A Bucket of Blood
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Anthology Film - The House that Dripped Blood
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Demons
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Burning
-X- Based on a Novel - Come Out and Play
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Christine
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Hobgoblins
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Club Dread
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Rosemary's Baby
-X- Death by: Decapitation - Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
-X- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) - A Bucket of Blood
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - The Blob
-X- Found Footage - The Sacrament
--- Frankenstein -
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Changeling
-X- Giallo - Deep Red
-X- J-Horror - The Living Skeleton
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Genocide
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The Brood
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Dead Silence
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Dark Night of the Scarecrow
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Host
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror Phantom of the Paradise
-X- Nation of Origin: Mexico - Santa Sangre
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
-X- Rape / Revenge - Stendahl Syndrome
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Curtains
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween 3: Season of the Witch
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Halloween/Halloween 2/Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers
-X- Vampire - The Vampire Lovers
-X- Werewolf - The Howling
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Jug Face
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Comedy of Terrors
-X- Zombie - Zombie

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (BluRay), (Rosemary's Baby).
-X- Second format, (Netflix), (Stalled).
-X- Third format, (DVD), (Santa Sangre).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Spanish), (Cronos).
-X- Second language, (Korean), (The Host).
-X- Third language, (Japanese), (The Living Skeleton).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- 1950 - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- 1960 - Rosemary's Baby (1968)
-X- 1970 - Zombie (1979)
-X- 1980 - Curtains (1983)
-X- 1990 - Buried Alive (1990)
-X- 2000 - Wolf Creek (2005)
-X- 2010 - Stalled (2013)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- PG-13 - The Uninvited (2009)
-X- R - Wolf Creek (2005)
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - The New York Ripper (1982)
--- 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 10th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

September 30
1. The Most Dangerous Game

October 1
2. Stalled
3. You're Next

October 2
4. The Bay

October 3
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

October 4
6. Club Dread
7. Monster House
8. Visiting Hours

October 5
9. Come Out and Play
10. Wer

October 6
11. Grave Secrets
12. The Earth Dies Screaming

October 7
13. Phantom of the Paradise

October 8
14. The Howling
15. Detention

October 9
16. Possession

October 10
17. The Vampire Lovers
18. Witchboard
19. Byzantium

October 11
20. The Funhouse
21. Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre
22. The Sacrament
23. Dead Silence
24. Proteus

October 12
25. Buried Alive
26. We Are What We Are
27. Quella villa accanto al cimitero
28. Q

October 13
29. Mimic: Sentinel
30. Haunted
31. The Darker Side of Terror

October 14
32. Carrie
33. Rabid
34. Dèmoni

October 15
35. The Collector
36. Gwoemul
37. Cure

October 16
38. Troll 2
39. Intruder
40. Bait

October 17
41. Rosemary's Baby: Night One
42. Rosemary's Baby: Night Two
43. The Brood

October 18
44. The Possession of Michael King
45. Jennifer's Body
46. Dark Skies
47. Transylvania 6-5000

October 19
48. Jack's Back
49. Reazione a catena
50. Best Worst Movie
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Re: The 10th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

****List Completed****


Standouts: Nightbreed DC, Sexy Killer, Devil's Business, Here Comes The Devil, Whip + The Body, Babysitter Wanted, Body Bags, The Carrier, Hatchet for the Honeymoon, Afflicted, Bio-Zombie
Duds: 23:59, The Loved Ones, Nurse, Little Deaths, Bad Milo, Entrails of a Beautiful Woman, Burial Ground, Iron Rose, Laid to Rest 2, Jekyll + Hyde Portfolio


1st = first time viewing [131 total, 74%]
Tm = theme day item [121 total, 68%]
Sbst = subset film [all 31]

September 31 [Criterion Challenge Crossover theme night] (3 hours, 11 minutes watched)
01. The Uninvited (1944, 99 minutes) 4.5/10 Straight forward ghost story that lags in the finale with some disposable mystery twists. Interesting effects for a film of it's age. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm Sbst
02. The Brood (1979, 92 minutes) 6/10 Intelligent film with a great premise steeped in 1970s pop psychology complete with full body padded winter jumpsuits as a plot device. Format: Steaming [Hulu]. Tm Sbst

October 1 [Kitchen/Bathroom location theme night] (7 hours, 29 minutes watched)
03. Stalled (2013, 84 minutes) 6.5/10 Energetic indie zombie film filled with fun awkward humor that lulls in the middle but makes good use of budget and location limitations. Format: Steaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm Sbst
04. Little Deaths [Unrated] (2011, 94 minutes) 2.5/10 Anthology film with segments too random seemingly designed towards some nonsensically fantastic but grisly and disjointed twist ending. Format: DVD. 1st
05. Day of the Animals (1977, 98 minutes) 6/10 Unique movie that feels too character centered at times squandering the premise but overall enjoyable.Format: Blu-ray. 1st
06. Bad Milo (2013, 84 minutes) 3.5/10 Low brow premise that I'd hoped would be salvaged by as a unique creature feature but it felt too limited in scope and ended up feeling like an overly long lukewarm joke. Format: Steaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
07. Curtains (1983, 89 minutes) 5/10 Not a bad horror mystery film but also not as epic as it's reputation suggested, a creepy killer and scenic winter backdrop but with some slow spots. Format: Blu-ray. 1st

October 2 [Summer theme night] (6 hours, 14 minutes watched)
08. The Carrier (1988, 99 minutes) 6.5/10 An awesome 'so bad it's good' gem with gutsy execution and cheesy one liners topping off it's intentionally campy vibe.Format: DVD. 1st Sbst
09. Piranha 3DD (2012, 83 minutes) 4.5/10 Initially too much filler with disjointed pale humor character back stories but eventually takes a really gutsy approach that I enjoyed even if it wasn't as spectacular as the first. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
10. Club Dread [Unrated] (2004, 104 minutes) 3/10 One dimensional characters bog down the inconsistent film with unfunny over the top gags and too little suspense. Great premise (killer during outdoor festivities) but worst killer ever. Format: Digital download. Tm Sbst
11. Sleepaway Camp (1983, 88 minutes) 7/10 Much better with good suspense capturing the feel of summer camp.Format: Blu-ray. Tm

October 3 [Dreams/Hallucination theme night] (6 hours, 56 minutes watched)
12. Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987, 97 minutes) 2/10 This film nearly killed the NoEM franchise in my opinion by over explaining Freddy's origin and awkwardly shoehorning Christianity into the mythos. Disjointed despite the nods to the original and one of the best kills in the franchise. Format: Blu-ray. Tm Sbst
13. The Bloodstained Shadow [aka Solamente Nero] (1978, 109 minutes) 7/10 Dry in places but a well done giallo film with effective musical score, frequent kills, and mystery steeped in atmosphere and well paced. Format: DVD. 1st
14. Jacob's Ladder (1990, 116 minutes) 6/10 Unsettling and mysterious, well made but not as impenetrable and ballsy as I'd imagined from reputation, nice emotional focus. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Sbst
15. Bio-zombie (1998, 94 minutes) 7.5/10 Amoral slacker buddy comedy with creative kinetic energy that's as worthy a successor to Dawn of the Dead as any; really a fun movie. Format: Digital download. 1st Sbst
16. Escape From Tomorrow (2014, 94 minutes) 4.5/10 Great premise but aimless for too long coming across more as a clever gimmick but with a nice psychological bend (thanks to some cheap CGI). Great experimental film vibe and style but not enough substance.Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm

October 4 [Comedy/Teen theme night] (10 hours, 7 minutes watched)
17. All Cheerleaders Die (2013, 89 minutes) 5.5/10 A bunch of vacant character flake around for the first third before an insane war of the genders starts up. Awkward at times but gets intense and fast paced. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
18. The Comedy of Terrors (1963, 84 minutes) 5/10 Never a "laugh out loud" film but some clever ideas. Took me a while to get use to the dialogue seeming so "proper," enjoyable how everything came together. Peter Lorre is a stand out and some smart Shakespeare references. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm Sbst
19. A Bucket of Blood (1959, 66 minutes) 6.5/10 Light hearted enough to be fun with a nice ironic humor and gruesome premise. Dick Miller really carries the show with his desperate needy/whiny character. Format: Streaming [YouTube]. 1st Tm Sbst
20. The Hands of Orlaf (1924, 113 minutes) 5.5/10 Initially I feared it'd just be two hours of a guy making funny faces towards his hands but HoO turned into a surprisingly complex mystery with some depth. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st
21. Scooby Doo: Frankencreepy (2014, 74 minutes) 5/10 Scooby Doo is sure getting "meta" with self parody. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
22. I Was A Teenage Zombie (1987, 91 minutes) 6.5/10 Unpolished indie with tons of heart and a great soundtrack. Format: Streaming [Hulu]. 1st Tm Sbst
23. Leprechaun Origins (2014, 90 minutes) 3.5/10 Disposable - not as horrible as reputation seems but not something I'd recommend prioritizing. An atmospheric setting and some bits of mythology were nice but overall generic without clear connection to predecessors. Format: Blu-ray. 1st

October 5 [Deserted Island theme night] (6 hours, 37 minutes watched)
24. The Most Dangerous Game (1932, 63 minutes) 7/10 A personal favorite. Format: DVD. Tm
25. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014, 91 minutes) 7/10 Not "scary" but it was a hard hitting body horror splatter film that exceeded my expectations despite some flaws. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
26. Come Out and Play (2012, 87 minutes) 4.5/10 Forgetable too similar to it's originals except for adding gore which doesn't help when the actors show such a limited range. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm Sbst
27. 23:59 (2011, 78 minutes) 1/10 Horrible filth, generic movie that reminds me of the better movies it rips off and fails. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
28. Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (1998, 78 minutes) 6/10 Better than average Scooby Doo. Format: DVD. 1st Tm

October 6 [1964/1989 anniversary theme night] (7 hours, 16 minutes watched)
29. Buried Alive (by Darabont) (1990, 93 minutes) 4.5/10 Cheesy fluff, forgetable but rich with 90s atmosphere and revenge. Format: Digital download. 1st
30. The Mummy (1959, 88 minutes) 6/10 Tense with early Hammer formality with elaborate set design but over-explains the plot perhaps by necessity because some devices stretch things. Format: Digital Download. 1st
31. The Tomb of Ligeria (1964, 81 minutes) 7/10 Eccentric and unique with a slow moody style propelled by Vincent Price's effective characterization. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
31a. Curious George: A Halloween Boofest (2013, 58 minutes) -/10 Festive and fun to watch with the kids; creepy enough for a kids movie. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st
31b. Toy Story of Terror (2013, 22 minutes) 4.5/10 Fun but didn't stick with the Halloween theme for too long. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
32. Death Spa (1989, 88 minutes) 5/10 A cheesy throw back, not good or bad but fashionaly corny. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm

October 7 [Original song theme night] (9 hours, 1 minute watched)
33. Suck (2009, 91 minutes) 6.5/10 Creative character driven horror comedy; takes some liberties with vampire mythos and has some slow spots but light hearted and over the top. Tons of fun music cameos. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
34. Stage Fright (2014, 89 minutes) 4/10 Much more musical drama focused than horror creating some pacing problems in a seemingly overdue concern for modern horror musical. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
35. Edgar Allen Poe's Buried Alive (1990, 92 minutes) 4/10 Ultimately disappointing, one of the worst endings every but shot with unique cinematography (like looking upward). Some cool hallucinatory visuals but the plot crumbles before long. Format: Digital download. 1st Sbst
36. Satan's School For Lust (2002, 65 minutes) 1/10 Despite the constant softcore eyecandy this was incredibly boring; I can't say I was disappointed because my expectations were never high but what a crappy "movie." Format: Digital download. 1st
37. Phantom of the Paradise (1974, 92 minutes) 7/10 Creative with lots of energy and complicated characters. Literary references abound despite some campiness. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm Sbst
38. Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood (1988, 112 minutes) 5.5/10 Dated fashion victims highlight the telekinetic gimmick which takes things "too far" but features some great Jason imagery. Format: Blu-ray. ] Sbst

October 8 [Werewolf song theme night] (8 hours, 24 minutes watched)
39. The Howling (1981, 91 minutes) 8/10 Epic werewolf classic with good mystery/tension in an atmospheric setting with a psychological focus and crazy special effects. Format: Blu-ray. Tm Sbst
40. Ginger Snaps (2000, 108 minutes) 7.5/10 Rich characterization with humor and sexual subtext keep this modern werewolf classic going to an amazing finale. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
41. Curse of the Devil (1977, 84 minutes) 6.5/10 Moody spanish werewolf film that's slow on the werewolf but has a sense of formality that's amusing. Format: DVD. 1st Tm
42. Cannibal Holocaust (1980, 96 minutes) 8/10 Visceral filth but hard hitting and intense enough to be redeeming, could have done without the animal cruelty but overall an amazing film to evoke and challenge viewers. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
43. Silent Hill (2006, 125 minutes) 6/10 With some emotional themes and surreal vibes Silent Hill is one of the best video game movie adaptations, some of the acting is hammy and effects dated - not quite scary but committed to fantasy that is largely effective (not sure if it works because of the video game roots trying to create some specific faithful images or despite them).Format: Blu-ray.


October 9 [Food service theme night] (13 hours, 42 minutes watched)
['Give Rob Zombie a Chance' Mini-Marathon]
44. Lords of Salem (2012, 101 minutes) 5.5/10 Despite it's 'trying too hard' visuals and Moon's awkward acting I've grown to enjoy Lords of Salem more for it's attempts at atmosphere using darkened colors, ambient music, and telling a sweeping faux-historical tale in very limited apartment complex setting. Format: Blu-ray.
45. Halloween [Unrated] (2007, 121 minutes) 2.5/10 Gets off to a ridiculous start with forced attempts to make everyone look depraved before improving to a paint by numbers standard with some merit but too little too late. Boo to Loomis becoming a buffoon. Format: Blu-ray.
46. Halloween II [Director's Cut] (2009, 119 minutes) 5.5/10 Much improved from the first with vague psychoanalytic justifications invoking some hallucinatory imagery and better tighter pacing. Zombie still writes awkward dialogue and there's little reason to care about the characters. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
47. The Gore Gore Girls (1972, 81 minutes) 2.5/10 Ghastly killings/gore and an eccentric detective propel the movie but not enough that it doesn't lull at times; HG Lewis has impressed me with some better than expected gems like Bloodfeast, Two Thousand Maniacs, etc but not so much with Gore Gore Girls, which despite some humor seems too aimless. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
48. Without Warning (1980, 89 minutes) 6/10 Low rent precusor to Predator that's surprisingly atmospheric and cheesy fun with unique special effects and a classic alien look feeling like a bridge between cold war era classic scifi and gory 80s outer space fare. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
49. The Woman (2011, 103 minutes) 5.5/10 Odd premise that seems restrained for a Jack Ketchum story much of the way (depraved none the less) it's methodical pacing with solid soundtrack gives it a slow burn feel rife with subtle social commentary. Bettis is way under utilized and questionable misogynistic themes seem there just to shock at times, evocative but forced though still worth seeing. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
50. Monster Club [with Katarina's Nightmare Theater] (1981, 104 minutes + 7 minutes Katarina segment) 7/10 A guilty pleasure with infectious music and silly framing storyFormat: Blu-ray. Tm
51. The Vampire Lovers (1970, 91 minutes) 7/10 Sinister with ironic drama letting the viewers watch the vampire seduction unfold. The Carmilla story never gets old and the straight forward more playful nature of early 70s Hammer was refreshing after some of the filth I'd watched just before. Format: Blu-ray. Sbst

October 10 [Sex theme night] (7 hours, 10 minutes watched)
52. Shivers [aka They Came From Within] (1975, 87 minutes) 5/10 Sharp with cool idea for a horror but unpolished and with some uneven pacing (parts feel more like vignettes rather than a connecting movie); worth seeing but given the prices out of print DVD fetched I don't think it lived up to the hype. Nice mature theme/focus. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
53. Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (1986, 68 minutes) 3/10 Pinku film that's more mean spirited and less fun that the first 'entrails' movie slowly moving along until a finale so epic it's worth watching but not enough to justify all the filler proceding it, softcore flesh filled as it may be. Format: DVD. 1st Tm
54. Satan's Baby Doll (1982, 86 minutes) 6.5/10 Remake of Malabimba the Malicious Whore; hammy with over the top actoring and more schlock but it's pacing was better and supernatural themes more pronounced the the original... eurosleaze worth seeing for those inclined even if it's "cheaper." Format: Digital download. 1st Tm
55. Sexy Killer (2008, 85 minutes) 7/10 Fast paced self referential meta horror with a lot of energy that outsmarts Scream but falls back on some safe genre conventions so while fun and uniquely directed not entirely originalFormat: Digital download. 1st Tm
56. Oculus (2013, 104 minutes) 4/10 Predictable and while scary sticks to overly familiar horror staples. The mirror idea is really great but doesn't seem to do enough with the premise. Format: Blu-ray [Redbox]. 1st Sbst

October 11 [Fangoria cover story theme night] (8 hours, 16 minutes watched)
57. The Funhouse (1981, 96 minutes) ?/10 Fun homages with casual pacing giving the vibe of kids hanging out until things get more heated maybe too far into the film. Format: Blu-ray. Tm Sbst
58. Shaun of the Dead [Commentary w/ Pegg + Wright] (2004, 100 minutes) 4/10 I'm not often a fan of commentary tracks and this didn't change my bias even if it had constant chatter and some interesting background comments. Format: Blu-ray.
59. Amityville 3-D (1983, 105 minutes) 4.5/10 Subdued film with a mediocre unfolding and bang up ending. I enjoyed it more when I was younger but the effort at ironic horror without a lot of gore or sleaze is appreciated as something different more along the lines of the first Amityville. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
60. Little Shop of Horrors [Director's Cut] (1986, 103 minutes) 7/10 Classic horror comedy musical holds it's charm and the director's cut ending is so epic. There's some awkward less funny humor surrounding dentistry in the middle but otherwise a standout film. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
61. Hotel Transylvania (2012, 92 minutes) 4.5/10 Tartakovsky has a kinetic sense for animated direction lampooning classic horror tropes, very nice for a "kid's movie" but gets dull on repeated viewings. Format: Blu-ray.

October 12 [Cemetery theme night] (6 hours, 7 minutes watched)
62. Neon Maniacs (1986, 91 minutes) 5.5/10 Thick with 80s culture a non sequitur sequences of hallucinatory creatures are too pedestrian to pull off the incoherent mess of a plot ultimately feeling random not surreal. Fun stuff but feel like a missed opportunity for what could have been a 'wtf!' masterpiece.Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
63. Iron Rose (1973, 80 minutes) 4/10 Surreal but at times too aimless, I love the morose metaphysical aspects and while this is probably necessary to the film it felt too slow and aimless. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
64. The Quiet Ones (2014, 98 minutes) 5/10 Supernatural whodunit that's dry and generic in places, picks up for the ending but feels too restrained to be as much fun as it could be despite glimpses of promise. Format: Blu-ray [Redbox]. 1st
65. Here Comes The Devil (2012, 98 minutes) 7/10 Tense supernatural mystery with some reflection on sexuality, aging, and parenthood, really eerie and well executed. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Sbst

October 13 ["Before they were stars" theme night] (6 hours, 10 minutes watched)
66. Leprechaun (1993, 92 minutes) 3.5/10 Overly silly with some moments that work really well in spite of the over the top villian approaching an ideal mix of comedy and horror but often going too far towards comedy. I think I've only watched piece of Leprehaun before... and maybe it's work better if people just watched the first 5 minutes and last 20 minutes.Format: Blu-ray. Tm
67. Baby Sitter Wanted (2008, 93 minutes) 7/10 Sinister but subtly funny tongue in cheek film that starts out generic enough, which I think is an intentional spoof but played so straight it's tense then goes in a really different direction with enough gusto and serious execution it excells. Format: Digital download. 1st
68. Nosferatu in Venice [aka Prince of Night, aka Vampire in Venice] (1988, 90 minutes) 3/10 Potentially great scenary but the inconsistent plot, overweight vampire, and lack of tension dismiss the film whose only redeeming traits are some imagery and hit/miss attempts at atmosphere. Format: Digital download. 1st Sbst
69. Casper's Scare School (2006, 78 minutes) 2/10 Low rent CGI tv movie; good to watch with the kids but wow has CGI come a long way. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st
70. Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003, 77 minutes) 4/10 Inconsistent overacting from some characters drag the movie that uncomfortably rips off Rear Window attempting to sustain a mystery that should be obvious to anyone with any familarity to the series [fail]. Picks up for a too little too late latter half. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm Sbst

October 14 [Motorbike theme night] (9 hours, 29 minutes watched)
71. Rabid (1977, 91 minutes) 5.5/10 Unique moody twist on vampire conventions that evolves similar themes from Chronenberg's earlier Shivers on a larger scale but falls back on overly familiar genre devices even if they are well executed. Format: DVD. Tm Sbst
72. Afflicted (2013, 86 minutes) 7/10 Wildly original buddy found footage horror film, better to watching without knowing much about it other than that it is well paced and tense. Format: DVD [Redbox]. 1st
73. The Possession of Michael King (2014, 83 minutes) 6.5/10 Over the top movie that despite some hamminess ends up eerie and intense; doesn't pull any punches. Format: DVD [Redbox]. 1st
74. Wer (2013, 93 minutes) 5.5/10 Handled with an odd shaky cam perspective that gives me a headache and it's much of it's initial mystery is telegraphed but taking a subdued forensic approach builds up some tension and just when I had written Wer off it gets amazingly heated once pretense is shed. There's a lot of subtle foreshadowing that is well done despite inconsistent pacing. Format: DVD [Redbox] . 1st
75. Race With The Devil (1975, 88 minutes) 5.5/10 Pulls off a feeling of paranoia combined with machismo for a defiant 1970s feel sort of like Rosemary's Baby got mildly psychedelic. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
76. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013, 123 minutes) 6/10 Moody character drama with slow pacing but rich with a casual musical vibe that works even if it's not the typical horror movie. Format: DVD [Redbox]. 1st

October 15 [Asian theme night] (4 hours, 47 minutes watched)
77. At Midnight I Will Take Your Soul (1964, 84 minutes) 4/10 Coffin Joe is a potentially great horror icon but not a very capable or sympathetic persona for the viewer to relate with skewering this movie despite a telecasted and cliche but never old ending device. Format: DVD. 1st
78. The Host (2006, 119 minutes) 6/10 Despite some awkward humor The Host is tense with nicely staged dramatic settings. Excellent cinematography carries the film and the more I watched the humor versus horror aspects gave it a surreal vibe. Great imagery. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. Tm Sbst
79. Genocide (1968, 84 minutes) 4.5/10 Filled with wild twists a campy insect horror film that under uses the insects in what is more a wtf political thriller, still waiting for an epic bug movie. Format: DVD. 1st Tm

October 16 [Retail theme night] (7 hours, 37 minutes watched)
80. The Dead Hate the Living! (2000, 90 minutes) 6/10 A fun spirited meta horror movie that's one of Full Moon's better movies despite hammy acting and genre homages that try too hard. Format: DVD. Tm
81. Into the Mirror (2003, 114 minutes) 4.5/10 Brilliant idea for a movie, I love the haunted mirror idea and while it makes for some hallucinatory gags the overall execution unravels as a slowly paced police mystery with supernatural undertones. Format: DVD. 1st Tm
82. The Blob (1988, 95 minutes) 6.5/10 Fun update with create lighting and creature effects filled with dark scenes to contrast a pink blob and a great epilogue. Format: Blu-ray.
83. Hellboy: Blood & Iron (2007, 75 minutes) 5.5/10 Detailed horror creatures fill the feature and it's fun seeing such an attempt at eeriness in a cartoon but ultimately there is too much that things feel disjointed with werewolves, harpies, vampires, ghosts, bathory references, plus even more. One of the more memorable horror cartoons in recent years with a hand drawn style that I prefer to junky CGI. Some segments feel thrown in for Hellboy to bang around a ghoul or two and while fun weaken the "plot." My 6 year old really enjoyed it. Format: Blu-ray.
84. Intruder (1989, 83 minutes) 5.5/10 Gory whodunit with oozing murder set pieces. Format: Blu-ray. Tm Sbst

October 17 [Evil parents theme night] (11 hours, 17 minutes watched)
85. Mother's Day (1980, 90 minutes) 5/10 Despite the silly acting and potentially brilliant but campy execution of the premise Mother's Day keeps a surprisingly good sense of tension once things get going. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
86. Doppelganger (1993, 104 minutes) 6/10 Drew Barrymore's acting is the worst part, cool premise of a sexual doppleganger with 90s atmosphere and some wild imagery. It's a thriller, not wait it's horror, no a thriller, no horror - genre bending conventions with the most amazing psychadelic ending yet. Format: Digital download. 1st Tm
87. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957, 76 minutes) 3/10 Seemingly a slice of the time feature focused on juvenile delinquency with a werewolf theme; too dated considering other modern werewolf movies featuring too little werewolf and a really simple premise. Format: Digital download. 1st
88. The Loved Ones (2009, 84 minutes) 2/10 Cheap torture shocks without clear motivate having characters that are too demented to be believed in the absence of story structure or suspense. Some of the contrast between 'normal' youth and abnormal is mildly interesting but altogether the film goes on way too long without substance for what might have made a novel short film. Format: DVD. 1st Tm
89. Julia's Eyes (2010, 118 minutes) 6/10 Tense but directed from a perspective that gives a feeling of limited vision or being closed in but despite some clever visuals the "twist" still doesn't make much sense to me. Format: DVD. 1st
90. You're Next (2011, 95 minutes) 6.5/10 Tense neo-slasher film that's not afraid to have fun regardless of the brutality and gore. Format: Blu-ray.
91. Dracula 3D (2002, 110 minutes) 3.5/10 A mesmerizing blend of wooden acting, cheap effects, and overly bright scenery that offers something different to the Dracula story creating a surreal retelling. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st

October 18 [1980s video theme night] (8 hours, 49 minutes watched)
92. A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1980, 90 minutes) 6.5/10 A surreal fever dream of a movie slower moving than I anticipated but with a poetic feeling of longing and isolation and the heroine intermingles with specters of her family. More emotional and realistic than some of the schlock I've watched. Watching the embedded zombie segments was jarring and took away from the artistry, will watch the non-zombied original cut next time. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
93. Werewolf Woman (1976, 98 minutes) 6.5/10 Ballsy and exploitative with a refreshingly explicit connection between werewolfs and sexual repression complete with some dated 70s soundtrack/style and psychoanalytic explanations. The more I think about it the more I appreciate the subdued approach to the werewolf theme with emphasis on sexual uncertainty and anxiety. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
94. Spider Baby (1967, 84 minutes) 6/10 Zany with an eccentric premise and ironic humor. Format: DVD. Tm
95. The Thing From Another World (1951, 87 minutes) 5.5/10 Straight forward alien film with some good visuals and unique alien design, not as paranoia inducing at the remake but nice for the era. Format: DVD. 1st
96. House on Haunted Hill (1959, 75 minutes) 6/10 Jumps right to the mystery but there are so many characters none are well defined initially but once things get going there are nice twists even with some inconsistencies. Format: Blu-ray. Sbst
97. Mad Monster Party (1967, 95 minutes) 7/10 Classic that seems to get better each time I watch it; there's so many classic monsters and the corny humor is fun. Stop motion animation never gets old. Format: DVD.

October 19 [Slasher/giallo theme night] (9 hours, 17 minutes watched)
[1981 Slasher Double Feature]
98. Graduation Day (1981, 96 minutes) 5.5/10 Dated but energetic with frequent kills but few characters somehow leaping from mediocre to an unforgettable totally redeeming conclusion. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
99. Nightmare (1981, 97 minutes) 6/10 Gory and surreal with flashback scenes, a confused killer, and medical subplot. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
100. Jack's Back (1988, 97 minutes) 5/10 An inventive thriller with a nice focus on characters despite some gimmicky twists. Format: Streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm Sbst
101. Night Tide (1961, 86 minutes) 5.5/10 Unique topic with an enigmatic design but some of the pivotal relationships seem unconvincing. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
102. Teen Wolf (1985, 92 minutes) 4.5/10 My 6 year old pointed out a werewolf and said it was her favorite so wanted to watch a werewolf movie, this one seemed safe and I remember enjoying it when I was younger. Holds up well as a comedy. Format: Blu-ray. Wild Card #1
103. Final Exam (1981, 89 minutes) 5.5/10 Ackwardly paced with some cheap gimmicks but a focused killer, odd focus on characterization for much of the movie with a seemingly misplaced killer that's effective when present. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm

October 20 [Vampire/apocalyptic theme night] (7 hours, 20 minutes watched)
104. Vampyros Lesbos (1970, 90 minutes) 6.5/10 Psychadelic with groovy soundtrack and depicting the sexual victim of a vampire in a way that really works sheding some of the inhibitions and subtlety of the vampire genre. Hip framing and backgrounds sometimes seem dated but fun. Format: DVD. 1st Tm
105. Bloodwork (2012, 96 minutes) 5.5/10 Slow to start with some campus humor but once things get going is a twisted modern horror movie with crazy gore and medical horror emphasis. Could use some trimming for pacing but once things start going haywire it's a nice ride. Format: DVD [Redbox]. 1st
106. Dracula II: Ascension (2003, 85 minutes) 6/10 Dracula 2000 is a guilty pleasure of mine and this is a fair continuation from it featuring a macho priest on a mission and updates vampire movies to the modern era interjecting science and profiteering. Numerous plot twists and backstabbing move this plot along as scientists argue over Dracula. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
107. It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955, 79 minutes) 4.5/10 Great monster special effects but has a lot of filler. Everyone is so concerned about radiation. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
108. Dracula III: Legacy (2005, 90 minutes) 4/10 Squanders the momentum of prior films by fast forwarding to the future and losing track of the tension between some characters sidelining plot threads to focus on a sci fi tinged apocalyptic road trip, which sounds a lot cooler than it comes across in this disjointed mess. Jason Lee works as a poor man's Blade priest figure but otherwise a disposable film that could have been much better given prior installments. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm

October 21 [Planes/trains/automobile theme night] (7 hours, 55 minutes watched)
109. Christine (1983, 110 minutes) 7/10 Stylish anti-hero car movie, surprisingly effective. I seem to enjoy it more each time I watch it. Format: Blu-ray. Tm Sbst
110. Devil's Due (2014, 89 minutes) 4/10 Feels unoriginal and the found footage theme gives a disjointed feel jumping only from horror segment to horror segment dulling character development or emotional toll when it's most needed. Format: DVD [Redbox]. 1st
111. The Sentinel (1977, 92 minutes) 6.5/10 Religious melodrama with theatrical presence the likes of which aren't common today. Not necessarily scary, and getting dated, but really great twists. Format: Digital download. 1st
112. Raw Meat (1973, 87 minutes) 5/10 Theatrical with an odd emphasis on revealing the villains using leering scans of their environment and not holding out for suspense. Format: Digital download. 1st Tm
113. Terror Train (1980, 97 minutes) 6.5/10 Oddball but fun slasher using a lot of gimmicks, costumes on a train. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm

October 22 [Evil kids theme night] (6 hours, 33 minutes watched)
114. Ghost Son (2007, 97 minutes) 4.5/10 Unique attempts at an horror movie using Africa and spiritualism as a stage by Lamberto Bava but unconvincing chemistry between the leads dulls impact and some of the motives feel awkward despite the promising plot. Format: DVD. 1st Tm
115. Dark Water (2002, 101 minutes) 4/10 Slow pacing keeps things lulling along with an apparition that's not very scary most of the time and staging with over the top muted colors (grey walls everywhere) is more eyerolling than atmospheric. A taunt ending salvage things a little. Format: Digital download. Tm
116. The Uninvited (2009, 87 minutes) 5/10 Despite being typical as a remake with too many over used plot devices it's a lot more enjoyable than I expected. Format: Blu-ray. Tm Sbst
117. The Other (1972, 108 minutes) 7/10 Deceptively bright set in a rural community with 1970s familiarity but mean spirited and dark underneath The Other was a taunt movie. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm

October 23 [Mario Bava / William Castle theme night] (4 hours, 17 minutes watched)
118. Hatchet For the Honeymoon (1970, 88 minutes) 6.5/10 Told from the perspective of a killer with nice character driven motives aided by good imagery and cinematography. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
119. Whip and the Body (1963, 87 minutes) 7/10 Atmospheric with a rich ghost/love/revenge story; really moody and abstract. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
120. Five Dolls For An August Moon (1970, 82 minutes) 3/10 Psychedelic mod vibe aside the plot was slow without characters that feel generic with corny motives. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm

October 24 [Zombie theme night] (12 hours, 20 minutes watched)
121. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981, 85 minutes) 3/10 Nice gore but little plot aside from character set up. Some of the bad campiness is fun but feels too intentionally comedic combined with the cheap zombies that it's jarring. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
122. Resident Evil (2002, 100 minutes) 4.5/10 Slow hokey start leads to moments nicely paced frenzy towards the end, too much video game posturing and unconvincingly staged action early on. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
123. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004, 94 minutes) 5.5/10 Great urban post apocalyptic feel with some nice plot twists; held back by insertion of a boss character that was over emphasized and an boss in unconvincing pivotal twist. Nice pacing and scene staging, much better than I remembered even giving a convincing backstory to the outbreak. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
124.Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, 94 minutes) 3.5/10 Apocalyptic wasteland Mad Max style feels like it's over-exaggerated setting too far and the road trip saga feels aimless. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
125. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010, 97 minutes) 5/10 Long slow motion music infused combat sequences fill Afterlife and the 3D shooting helps action scenes stand out (even in 2D). After a while the Resident Evil films have a nice extended story hanging out in an undead world feel that is nice even if the individual movies are disposable standalone. Afterlife felt like it had more video game homages to good effect. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
126. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012, 96 minutes) 4/10 Action abounds but despite some clever editing devices (rewinding slow motion action, etc) the films gets a little too meta ultimately retconning earlier installments and further mocking plot by setting up and entirely disposable setup. Although it ends with a bang too much feels like filler until the inevitable next installment. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
127. Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013, 87 minutes) 5.5/10 Gritty war horror movie with unconvincing russian elite versus early zombie prototypes in a prequel that's more fun than you'd expect from a low profile third installment of an off series even if much of that tends to focus on the humans with zombies secondary. There are a lot of references to the series even if the action is transparent enough. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
128. Frankenweenie (2012, 87 minutes) 5/10 The final half of Frankenweenie is some of the greated family friend horror animation in recent years chock full of references to classic Frankenstein, Vincent Price, etc. Format: Blu-ray. Tm

October 25 [Drive-in features theme night] (5 hours, 57 minutes watched)
129. The Abdominable Dr Phibes (1971, 94 minutes) 5.5/10 Inventive murders adorn this psychadelic gem with a creepy villain but some uneven pacing with comedic relief cops that lull things a bit. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm Sbst
130. Dr Phibes Rises Again (1972, 89 minutes) 6/10 Great ending across an Egypt backdrop with a rivalry that's more immediate than the first even if there are fewer inventive kills. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm Sbst
131. The Fly (1958, 94 minutes) 6.5/10 Flashback framing device works well creating a good sense of mystery even when it's obvious the outcome, which is executed in an unexpected manner. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
132. Return of The Fly (1959, 80 minutes) 4/10 Takes too long to get going with a bit of filler and ends up as straight forward creature piece that while enjoyable seems like it could have been better. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm

October 26 [Supernatural or quiet horror theme night] (7 hours, 23 minutes watched)
133. Silent House (2011, 86 minutes) 3.5/10 Tricky camera angels distort what should be obvious and while there is some tension ultimately things come across as far too generic despite the single take camera appearance. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
134. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones [Extended Cut] (2014, 100 minutes) 4.5/10 Obnoxious characters get caught up in the least subtle Paranormal Activity yet with the most odd confusing ending yet; they keep making these movies hinting at a promising mythos then refusing to advance the story much beyond cheap scares. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
135. Absentia (2011, 91 minutes) 6/10 Unique and creepy films that gets better as it moves along despite some amateurish acting in places. Format: Digital streaming [Netflix]. 1st Tm
136. House of Frankenstein (1944, 71 minutes) 5.5/10 Hodge podge of Universal Studio monsters that hints at more than it delivers but with some nice references and build up. Format: DVD. 1st
137. Legend of Hell House (1973, 95 minutes) 6/10 Over the top haunted house supports a supernatural mystery film without limits. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
138. Scooby Doo: The Legend of the Witch's Ghost (1999, 77 minutes) 7/10 Impressive for a cartoon full of energy with frequent twists and a cool villain. Format: DVD. 1st Tm

October 27 [Anthology theme night] (11 hours, 32 minutes watched)
139. Two Evil Eyes (1990, 120 minutes) 5.5/10 Dated with Argento's segment being awkwardly gory. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
140. Body Bags (1993, 91 minutes) 6.5/10 Gory fun anthology film with an epic wraparound segment. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
141. Night Train to Terror (1985, 98 minutes) 5/10 Anthology with three movies trimmed down to disjointed highlights within a framing story. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
142. Annabelle (2014, 98 minutes) 6/10 Subtle in handling the doll segment resulting in good tension even if parts of the plot are telegraphed. Format: Theatrical. 1st
143. Dracula Untold (2014, 97 minutes) 5.5/10 Better than I expected for a Dracula origin movie while not scary has some fair imagery and characterization even if I think it ultimately gives Dracula inconsistent characterization. Format: Theatrical. 1st
144. Exists (2014, 86 minutes) 5/10 Good for a found footage movie about bigfoot despite some obnoxious characters, from the director of Blair Witch Project it shows good range. Format: Theatrical. 1st
145. The House That Dripped Blood (1971, 102 minutes) 7/10 Spirited assortment of horror anthology stories with casual fun twists that more poke subtle fun tha chill. Format: DVD. Tm Sbst
145a. Magic Schoolbus [S1E8] - In a Haunted House (1994, 30 minutes) -/10 Cartoonish diversion with the kids. Format: Online Streaming [Netflix]. Tm Sbst

October 28 [Masked killer theme night] (9 hours, 11 minutes watched)
[Mythical lost cuts found again double feature]
146. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers [Producer's Cut] (1995, 96 minutes) 6/10 Curse has been a guilty pleasure of mine and works well as a semi-epilogue to earlier films looking at characters surrounding the events and adding a Myers origin tale. The producer's cut didn't seem substantially different to be but I liked the altered ending less. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
147. Nightbreed [Director's Cut] (1990, 120 minutes) 8.5/10 Epic monster slasher action movie that well exceeded my expectations with great imagery and pacing. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm[+6 minute introduction]
148. Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 [Unrated] (2011, 93 minutes) 1.5/10 Horrible waste with little plot outside of some awkward workplace dark comedy that demystifies the killer and stalls despite some gory kills, it looks like it was shot on an undecorated sound stage. Attempts to expand the killer are overly ambitious and backfire. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
149. The Redeemer: Son of Satan (1978, 84 minutes) 5.5/10 Moody with an odd pacing at times venturing into randomness but with a great abstract/theatrical killer. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
150. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999, 78 minutes) 5/10 Alvin et al pal around with the monster and slapstick the doctor, better than I thought it'd be and a nice throwback to fun loving saturday morning cartoons. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
151. Die Monster Die (1965, 80 minutes) 5.5/10 Slow with some unusual themes and a cool monster. Format: Blu-ray. 1st

October 29 [Creature feature theme night] (16 hours, 33 minutes watched)
152. Rats: Night of Terror (1984, 97 minutes) 4.5/10 Braindead cheese fun on a cartoonish level with machismo apocalyptic ravagers versus rats. The unassuming threat versus over the top characters worked even if everyone was shallow. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm Sbst
153. Q the Winger Serpent (1982, 93 minutes) 5.5/10 Makes the most of a lower budget focusing on character drama than the epic monster. Good chemistry between the two leads with some nice aerial perspectives but drags in places. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
154. Nurse (2013, 84 minutes) 2/10 Crass with a poor lead actress and her over acting piercing through the sleek cinematography and promising plot to drag down the experience. Nurse could have worked with more subtlety but the forced irony and cutesy "humor" is a dealbreaker. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
[Maniac Cop double feature]
155. Maniac Cop 2 (1990, 90 minutes) 6.5/10 Takes some time getting there but one nice bit of action carnage. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
156. Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993, 85 minutes) 4.5/10 Slower moving falling to slasher conventions; Maniac Cop is back but why? Format: Blu-ray. 1st
157. Jekyll and Hyde Portfolio (1971, 77 minutes) 2/10 Amateurish and slow with little plot and odd emphasis on dissecting frogs and faux science after some disposable kills. Not as lurid as I'd hoped. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
158. Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007, 81 minutes) 3/10 Generic with forced plot devices but some decent gore. Many lines are cringe worthy and the backdrop is a generic concrete. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
159. Nekromantik (1987, 75 minutes) 7/10 Surreal and darkly comedic with abstract social commentary that doesn't pull any punches with the gross outs. A bit over the top but a lot better than I expected. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
160. Dolls (1987, 78 minutes) 6.5/10 Well paced creepiness skewering haunted house conventions. Format: Blu-ray.
161. Ghostbusters II (1989, 110 minutes) -/10 Ghostbusters II is a nostalgic classic that pulls off a great underdog comeback with some cartoonish ghost hunting and a great plot about emotional slime, even the evil painting is great... no way to give it any sot of objective rating. Format: Blu-ray.
162. Orphan (2009, 123 minutes) 5.5/10 Initially slow but builds into an enjoyable thriller. Format: Blu-ray. 1st

October 30 [Diabolic theme night] (9 hours, 29 minutes watched)
163. The Devil's Business (2011, 69 minutes) 7/10 Taunt with good characterization while there are some dumb personality choices overall a nice slow burn with some depth. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
164. Witchboard (1986, 98 minutes) 4.5/10 Not as awesome as I'd hoped with an unexpected slasher vibe although supernaturally driven. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
165. Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway (1993, 98 minutes) 4/10 Cheesy and dated without as much tension. Hard to believe the same guy did Night of the Demons. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
166. Witching and Bitching (2013, 112 minutes) 6/10 Unique movie with a lot of comedy and fantasy elements that opens with a bang. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
167. Girly [aka Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly] (1970, 102 minutes) 6/10 Formal and rigid at time playing it straight about a zany family, sort of like a nursery rhyme - unassuming but dark. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
168. Island Claws (1980, 90 minutes) 3.5/10 Slow beating the viewer over the head building a premise that's obviously the selling point delivers too little too late. Format: Blu-ray. 1st

October 31 [Halloween theme night] (7 hours, 32 minutes watched)
169. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982, 98 minutes) 6/10 Cartoonish set up that works as a dark homage to the season. Last year I really enjoyed H3 but this year it felt more hit or miss. Format: Blu-ray. Tm Sbst
170. Night of the Demons (2010, 96 minutes) 5.5/10 Kinetic patry movie that tries too hard to feel festive but is cheap fun despite cringeworthy generic set. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Tm
171. Dead Shadows (2012, 75 minutes) 6.5/10 Despite some cheap CGI and a slow start to a shorter film there was enough mayhem to satisfy even if it didn't seem original enough. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
172. Monster House (2006, 91 minutes) 6/10 A seasonal favorite with the family, I think it does well capturing the sense of childhood wonderment and discomfort surrounding the creepy house down the block. Format: Blu-ray. Tm
173. Claiming items 31a + 31B + 143a, totaling over one 2 hour run time item
174. Idle Hands (1999, 92 minutes) 4.5/10 Cool premise but awkward teen comedy is distracting for much of the run time. Format: Blu-ray. Tm

November 1 [Dead before dawn] (4 hours, 5 minutes watched)
175. Lake Placid (1999, 85 minutes) 5.5/10 A fantasy adventure Jurassic Park sort of movie with occasionally cheap CGI, better than I expected due to personality characterization but falls back on a lot of stereotypes. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
176. Nail Gun Massacre (1985, 85 minutes) 4.5/10 A sleazy fever dream of a movie, aimless and amateurish with a darkly humorous premise. Format: Blu-ray. 1st
177. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987, 75 minutes) 3/10 Slow then hammy then gory then overly cartoonish - too uneven with a killer so over the top he's not effective and a twist that's very predictable. Format: DVD. 1st

Checklist [Completed minimum]:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors [Done - 17/20]:
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - Edgar Allen Poe's Buried Alive + The Monster Club [Pleasence]
-X- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon - Two Evil Eyes [Barbeau], Dolls [Purdy-Gordon]
-X- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley - Babysitted Wanted [Moseley], Intruder [Campbell]
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen - Terror Train [Curtis]
-X- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee - The Mummy (Lee + Crushing)
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
-X- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry - Shivers [Lynn Lowry]
-X- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton - Satan's School for Lust [Suzi Lorraine]
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - Graduation Day [Christopher George]
-X- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken - The Sentinel [Goldblum]
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - The Comedy of Terrors + Mad Monster Party [Karloff]
-X- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis - Night of the Demons [Shepis, remake]
-X- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy - Curse of the Devil [Naschy], At Midnight I Will Take Your Soul [Marins]
-X- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands - Suck, Halloween 1+2 [McDowell]
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - The Uninvited [Ray Milland], Tomb of Ligeria + House on Haunted Hill [Price]
-X- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar - Lords of Salem [Prine], Maniac Cop 2-3 [Z'Dar]
-X- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters - The Mummy (1959) [Ripper]
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors [John Saxon], Shivers [Barbara Steele]

Select 2 film composers [Done -3/4]:
-X- John Frizzell - Return to House on Haunted Hill
-X- Claudio Simonetti - Dracula 3D
--- Howard Shore -
-X- Frank Skinner - House of Frankenstein

Select 5 directors [Done, 9/10]:
-X- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci - Dracula 3D [Argento]
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - House on Haunted Hill [Castle], Hatchet for the Honeymoon [Bava]
-X- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi - Ghost Son [Bava]
-X- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli - Q the Winged Serpent [Cohen]
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - Bucket of Blood [Corman]
-X- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis - Cannibal Holocaust [Ruggero Deodato], Gore Gore Girls [Lewis]
-X- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata - Dark Water [Nakata]
-X- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner - Lake Placid [Miner]
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
-X- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard - You're Next [Wingard]

Select 2 make-up effects artists [Done - 2/4]:
-X- Roy Ashton - The Mummy
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
-X- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - The Sentinel

Select 2 producers [Done 4/4]:
-X- Jason Blum - Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
-X- Herman Cohen - I Was a Teenage Werewolf
-X- Sam Katzman - It Came From Beneath the Sea
-X- Guillermo del Toro - Hellboy: Blood & Iron

Select 1 writer [Done - 3/3]:
-X- Robert Bloch - The House That Dripped Blood
-X- Charles B. Griffith - A Bucket of Blood
-X- H.P. Lovecraft - Die Monster Die

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types [Done]:
-X- *3-D Film - Piranha 3DD, Amityville 3D, Dracula 3D
-X- Anthology Film - Little Deaths, The Monster Club
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Cannibal Holocaust
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Nightmare
-X- Based on a Novel - The Howling
-X- Cannibalism - Cannibal Holocaust
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Christine
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Katarina's Nightmare Theater on The Monster Club
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Stalled, The Comedy of Terrors, Suck
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Uninvited, The Brood
-X- Death by: Decapitation - Piranha 3DD, Escape From Tomorrow, Bloodwork
-X- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) - Gore Gore Girls
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Without Warning, The Blob
-X- Found Footage - Cannibal Holocaust, Afflicted, Possession of Michael King
-X- Frankenstein - House of Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Uninvited, 23:59
-X- Giallo - The Bloodstained Shadow
-X- J-Horror - Dark Water
-X- Judges of Face Off (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) - Silent Hill [Patrick Tatopoulos]
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Day of the Animals, Piranha 3DD, Island Claws
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The Brood, Come Out and Play
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Dolls
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Buried Alive (by Darabont)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Bad Milo, Leprechaun
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1959)
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Suck, Phantom of Paradise, Stage Fright
-X- Nation of Origin: Mexico - Come Out and Play, Here Comes the Devil
-X- Nazi - Little Deaths [Mutant Tool segment], Outpost: Black Sun
-X- Psychological - The Brood, Jacob's Ladder
-X- Rape / Revenge - Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Curtains, Graduation Day, Nightmare
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Stalled [Christmas Eve]
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Most Dangerous Game, It Came From Beneath the Sea
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Resident Evils
-X- Vampire - Nosferatu in Venice, The Monster Club, Only Lovers Left Alive, Vampyros Lesbos
-X- Werewolf - Ginger Snaps, The Howling, Curse of the Devil, Werewolf Woman, Wer
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - All Cheerleaders Die, The Lords of Salem, Devil's Business
-X- With Commentary - Shaun of the Dead [Pegg/Wright commentary]
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Comedy of Terrors [Vincent Price, Boris Korloff, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone]
-X- Zombie - Stalled

Watch films in at least three formats [Done]:
-X- First format, Blu-ray, The Uninvited.
-X- Second format, Digital streaming, The Brood + Escape From Tomorrow.
-X- Third format, DVD, Little Deaths.
Forth format, Theatrical, Annabelle + Dracula Untold.

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Chinese, 23:59.
-X- Second language, Spanish, Curse of the Devil + Sexy Killer + Here Comes the Devil
-X- Third language, Japanese, Entrails of a Beautiful Woman + Genocide.
Forth language, Italian, Satan's Baby Doll + Whip & The Body.
Fifth language, French, Iron Rose.
Sixth language, Korean, The Host + Into the Mirror.
Seventh language, German, Vampyros Lesbos + Nekromantik.

Select 8 decades of film history [Done]:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - Hands of Orlaf (1924)
-X- 1930 - The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Uninvited (1944), House of Frankenstein (1944)
-X- 1950 - The Thing From Another World (1951), A Bucket of Blood (1959), The Mummy (1959)
-X- 1960 - The Comedy of Terrors (1963), Tomb of Ligeria (1964), Mad Monster Party (1969)
-X- 1970 - The Brook (1979), Day of the Animals (1977)
-x- 1980 - Curtains (1983), The Carrier (1988), Cannibal Holocaust (1980), Nightmare (1981)
-X- 1990 - Buried Alive [x2] (1990)
-X- 2000 - Club Dread (2004), Silent Hill (2006)
-X- 2010 - Stalled (2013), Leprechaun Origins (2014)

Select 4 ratings:
-X- G - Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
-X- PG - The Uninvited, Day of the Animals
-X- PG-13 - The Quiet Ones
-X- R -The Brood
-X- X / NC-17 - Jekyll and Hyde Portfolio
-X- Unrated - Little Deaths, The Comedy of Terrors
--- M -
-X- GP - Abominable Dr. Phibes

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

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


Theme Night Participation - 31/31 [100%]
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition - Stalled, Bad Milo
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films - Piranha 3DD, Sleepaway Camp
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Jacob's Ladder, Escape From Tomorrow
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - All Cheerleaders Die, The Comedy of Terrors, A Bucket of Blood
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - Come Out And Play, The Most Dangerous Game, 23:59
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - Death Spa (1989), Tomb of Ligeria (1964)
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - Suck, Stage Fright, Phantom of the Paradise
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon - The Howling, Ginger Snaps, Curse of the Devil
-X- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors - Gore Gore Girls, Halloween 2, Without Warning, The Monster Club
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - Shivers, Entrails of a Beautiful Woman
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - The Funhouse, Little Shop of Horrors, Amityville 3-D
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Neon Maniacs, Iron Rose
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - Leprechaun [Jennifer Aniston], Mimic 3: Seninel
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors - Rabid, Race With The Devil
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - The Host, Genocide
-X- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors - The Dead Hate the Living!, Into the Mirror, Intruder
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - Mother's Day, Doppleganger, The Loved Ones
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies - A Virgin Among The Living Dead, Werewolf Woman, Spider Baby
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Graduation Day, Nightmare, Jack's Back
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Vampyros Lesbos, Dracula II: Ascension, Dracula III: Legacy
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Christine [Automobile], Raw Meat [Train], Terror Train
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry - Ghost Son, The Uninvited
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - Whip & The Body, 5 Dolls For An August Moon, Hatchet for the Honeymoon
-X- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies - Burial Ground, Resident Evils, Outpost 3
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! - Abdominal Dr Phibes
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft - Silent House, Absentia, Legend of Hell House
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Two Evil Eyes, Night Train to Terror, House That Dripped Blood, Body Bags
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Halloween 6, Nightbreed, Laid to Rest 2
-X- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features - Rats: Night of Terror, Q the Winged Serpent
-X- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - The Devil's Business, Witchboard 1 + 2, Witching & Bitching
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween III, Night of the Demons, Idle Hands

Movie Subset Participation - 31/31 [100%]
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013) [on 10/01]
-X- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988) [on 10/02]
-X- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) [on 10/03]
-X- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004) [on 10/02]
-X- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012) [on 10/05]
-X- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963) [on 10/04]
-X- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) [on 10/07]
-X- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981) [on 10/08]
-X- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959) [on 10/04]
-X- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970) [on 10/09]
-X- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988) [on 10/11]
-X- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990) [on 10/07]
-X- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003) [on 10/12]
-X- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977) [on 10/14]
-X- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006) [on 10/15]
-X- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989) [on 10/16]
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979) [on 9/30 after dusk]
-X- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) [on 10/04]
-X- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988) [on 10/19]
-X- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988) [on 10/13, aka Nosferatu in Venice]
-X- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983) [on 10/21]
-X- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009) [on 10/22]
-X- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959) [on 10/18]
-X- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998) [on 10/03/]
-X- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) [on 10/25]
-X- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013) [on 10/10]
-X- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971) [on 10/27]
-X- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) [on 10/07]
-X- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984) [on 10/29]
-X- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012) [on 10/12]
-X- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) [on 10/31]
-X- 00/00: Theatrical - Annabelle, Dracula Untold, Exists

Viewing Stats (completed):
Total Watched: 177 items, 268hours 03 minutes (91 minute average run time)

By Decade: 1920 = 1 | 1930 = 1 | 1940 = 2 | 1950 =8 | 1960 = 9 | 1970 = 25 | 1980 = 41 | 1990 = 19 | 2000 = 30 | 2010 = 44
By Format: DVD 30 | Online Streaming 22 | Blu-ray 109 | Theater 3 | Digital Download 16
131 first time viewings



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

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Green - Theme
Red - Subset

FINAL NUMBER: 132.5
Films: 122 | TV: 19 (30m) + 11 (45m)
(new - 93) | (new - 30)

STATS:

Decades
1890s: 2 | 1900s: 0 | 1910s: 1 | 1920s: 3 | 1930s: 4
1940s: 4 | 1950s: 11 | 1960s: 13* | 1970s: 15 | 1980s: 22 | 1990s: 9
2000s: 22* | 2010s: 18

Formats
Streaming: Hulu+ (46) | Amazon Instant Video (41) | TCM app (9) | UV (1) | YouTube (8) | DisneyMoviesAnywhere (1)
Other: Theater (1/2) | Blu-ray (1) | DVD (13)

Most-watched Decade(s): 1980s/2000s
Longest Stretches: 1976-1990 and 1999-2014
Biggest Years: 2012 (7) | 1987, 2006 (6) | 1959*, 2013 (5)

Theme Nights: ALL
Subset Films: 13

THE LIST

September 30th
001 [CC] Fiend Without a Face (1958) - Hulu+
002 [CC] The Blob (1958) - Hulu+
003 The Giant Gila Monster (1959) - Hulu+

October 1st
004 Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) - Hulu+
005 Cursed (2005) - Amazon Instant Video
006 Stalled (2013) - Amazon Instant Video
007 The Bowery at Midnight (1942) - Amazon Instant Video
008 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 1
008 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 2

October 2nd
009 The Carrier (1988) - YouTube
010 Monster Squad (1987) - Library DVD
011 Summer School (2006) - Amazon Instant Video
012 Madman (1982) - Amazon Instant Video
013 Dead & Breakfast (2004) - Amazon Instant Video

October 3rd
014 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 3 - Hulu+
014 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 4 - Hulu+
015 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 5 - Hulu+
015 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 6 - Hulu+
016 The Wolf Man (1941) - Legacy Collection DVD
017 Eraserhead (1977) - Hulu+
018 Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - Complete Collection DVD

October 4th
019 The Mummy (1932) - Legacy Collection DVD
020 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010) - Hulu+
023 Batman: The Animated Series - Season 1, Episode 1 "On Leather Wings" - Amazon Instant Video
021 Warm Bodies (2013) - UV
022 Aaahh! Zombies! [AKA Wasting Away] (2007) - Hulu+

October 5th
023 Batman: The Animated Series - Season 1, Episode 2 "Christmas with the Joker" - Amazon Instant Video
023 Batman: The Animated Series - Season 1, Episode 3 "" - Amazon Instant Video
023 Batman: The Animated Series - Season 1, Episode 4 "The Last Laugh" - Amazon Instant Video
--- The Devil's Castle (1896) - YouTube
--- The Devil in a Convent (1899) - YouTube
024 Dark Island (2010) - Hulu+
025 Elvira's Movie Macabre - I Eat Your Skin (1964/2011) - Hulu+

October 6th
026 The Comedy of Terrors (1963/64) - Google Subset
027 Ghidrah: The Three Headed Monster (1964) - Hulu+
028 Rodan (1956) - Hulu+
029 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 7 - Hulu+
029 Superfriends - Rokan
029 Superfriends - Demons of Exxor
030 After Midnight (1989) - Amazon Instant Video
031 The Phantom of the Opera (1989) [Robert Englund] - Amazon Instant Video

October 7th
032 The Devil's Carnival (2012) - Hulu+
--- The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - "The Monster Mash" - YouTube
--- The Rocky Horror Picture Show - "Time Warp" - YouTube
-T- TRAILER for Dracula Unbound - YouTube
--- The Rocky Horror Picture Show - "Science Fiction Double Feature" - YouTube
033 The Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - Amazon Instant Video
034 Poultrygeist (2006) - Hulu+

October 8th
035 An American Werewolf in London (1981) - Hulu+
036 Moon of the Wolf (1972) - Amazon Instant Video
037 The Beast Must Die (1974) - Amazon Instant Video

October 9th
038 Peeping Tom (1960) - TCM app
039 The Mummy (1959) - TCM app
040 Blood Diner (1987) - YouTube
041 Teenagers From Outer Space (1959) - Amazon Instant Video

October 10th
042 Stripperland (2011) - Amazon Instant Video
043 Frankenhooker (1990) - Hulu+
044 Basket Case 2 (1990) - Hulu+
045 The House on Sorority Row (1983) - Hulu+
046 Lucky Bastard (2014) - Hulu+

October 11th
047 Hellraiser (1987) - Hulu+
048 The BoxTrolls (2014) - Cinema
049 Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - Hulu+
050 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) - Amazon Instant Video

October 12th
091 Super Friends - Vampire
091 Super Friends - Beast
051 Fido (2006) - Amazon Instant Video
052 I Bury the Living (1958) - Amazon Instant Video
053 Iron Rose (1973) - Amazon Instant Video

October 13th
054 The Cremator (1969) [CC] - Hulu+
055 Leprechaun (1993) - Amazon Instant Video
056 The Phantom Carriage (1921) [CC] - Hulu+
057 The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - Amazon Instant Video
058 Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003) - DVD

October 14th
059 The Bride (1985) - Library 4-Pack DVD
060 The Hills Have Eyes, Part 2 (1984) - Amazon Instant Video
061 The Evil Dead (1981) - Hulu+

October 15th
062 The Host (2006) - Amazon Instant Video
063 Vampyr (1932) - Hulu+
064 Apt. (2006) - Hulu+
065 Blacula (1972) - TCM app
066 Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973) - TCM app

October 16th
067 The Intruder (1989) - Hulu+
068 Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Hulu+
069 Messiah of Evil (1973) - Amazon Instant Video
070 Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) - TCM app

October 17th
071 The Brood (1979) - YouTube
072 Carrie (1976) - Amazon Instant Video
073 Carrie (2013) - Amazon Instant Video
074 Eyes Without a Face (1960) - Hulu+

October 18th
075 Them! (1954) - Halloween Party (DVD)
076 I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) - Hulu+
077 Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) - TCM app
078 Hack-O-Lantern (1987) - YouTube

October 19th
079 Sleepaway Camp (1983) - YouTube
080 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Amazon Instant Video
081 Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) - Amazon Instant Video
082 Stitches (2012) - Hulu+
083 Sorority House Massacre (1986) - Amazon Instant Video

October 20th
084 Vamp U (2013) - Hulu+
085 Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (2009) - Hulu+
086 I Kissed a Vampire (2012) - Hulu+
087 The Mummy's Shroud (1967) - TCM app

October 21st
088 Rubber (2010) - Amazon Instant Video
089 Flight of the Living Dead (2007) - YouTube
090 The Ghost Breakers (1940) - TCM app
091 100 Years of Horror - Episode 1
091 100 Years of Horror - Episode 2
--- 100 Years of Horror - Episode 3

October 22nd
092 Dead Men Walk (1943) - Hulu+
093 The Boogeyman (1980) - Amazon Instant Video
094 Overtime (2011) - Hulu+

October 23rd
095 The House on Haunted Hill (1959) - Hulu+
096 The Old Dark House (1962) - TCM app
097 Rifftrax The House on Haunted Hill (2009/1959) - Hulu+
100 Years of Horror - Episode 4 - Hulu+
098 Lisa and the Devil (1973) - Hulu+
099 House on Haunted Hill (1999) - R1 DVD
100 Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000) - Amazon Instant Video

October 24th
101 Dracula (1931) - R1 Legacy DVD
--- A Monsters University Short: Party Central - Disney Movies Anywhere
--- Silly Symphony: The Skeleton Dance - Disney Movies Anywhere
102 Zombie Hunter Rika (2008) - Amazon Instant Video

October 25th
--- World's Greatest Superfriends - Episode 7 "The Super Friends Meet Frankenstein"
103/104 The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)/Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) - Hulu+/YouTube
105 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) - R1 MGM Scream Legends DVD

BETWEEN OCT 6-26
--- Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 8 - Hulu+

October 26th
WC-106 Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) - Theater
--- Frankenstein (1910) - YouTube
107 Dorian Gray (2009) - Hulu+
108 Nosferatu (1922) - YouTube
109 The Brain That Wouldn't Die [AKA The Head That Wouldn't Die] (1962) - Amazon Instant Video
110 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 9 - Hulu+
110 Sleepy Hollow - Season 1, Episode 10 - Hulu+

October 27th
111 The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft: LovecraCked (2006) - Amazon Instant Video
112 The ABCs of Death (2012) - Amazon Instant Video
113 V/H/S (2012) - Amazon Instant Video
---Constantine - Season 1, Episode 1 - Hulu+

October 28th
114 Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999) - R1 DVD
Superfriends - Haunted House - R1 DVD
Superfriends - Voodoo Vampire - R1 DVD
Frankenweenie (live, 1984) - Disney Movies Anywhere/Frankenweenie 3D Blu ONLINE
115 Scream (1996) - Amazon Instant Video
116 Scary Movie 2 (2001) - Amazon Instant Video
117 Friday the 13th, Part VII: The New Blood (1988) - R1 F13 DVD

October 29th
118 Bad Chicken (2013) - Amazon Instant Video
119 Sea Beast (2008) - Hulu+
120 Hobgoblins (1988) - Hulu+
121 The Gingerdead Man (2005) - Hulu+

October 30th
122 The Cabin in the Woods (2012) - Amazon Instant Video
123 Satan's Little Helper (2004) - Amazon Instant Video
124 Little Witches (1996) - Amazon Instant Video
125 Stranger Than Fiction (2000) - Hulu+
126 Condemned to Live (1935) - Hulu+

October 31st
127 Frankenweenie (2012) - R1Blu-to-DMA-to-iTunes-to-iPad
128 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - R1 Blu
--- Toy Story of Terror - Disney Movies Anywhere
129 Bloody Mallory (2002) - Hulu+
130 Halloween (1978) - R2 DVD
--- Modern Family - Season X, Episode X "Halloween 3: AwesomeLand" - Hulu+
--- Black-ish - Season 1, Episode X "The Prank King" - Hulu+


TOTALS

Films - 122
TV (30m) - 19
TV (45m) - 11

Films (new) - 93
TV (new) - 30

Hours (ish) - 195hrs



CHECKLIST
Spoiler:


Select 10 actors:
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - HALLOWEEN
--- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon -
-X- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley - THE EVIL DEAD
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen - HALLOWEEN
-X- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee - THE BEAST MUST DIE
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
--- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry -
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - DRACULA
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - THE COMEDY OF TERRORS
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
-X- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters - THE MUMMY'S SHROUD
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3

Select 2 film composers:
--- John Frizzell -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
-X- Howard Shore - THE BROOD
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci -
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle -
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau -
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
--- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
--- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
--- Guillermo del Toro -

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Charles B. Griffith -
-X- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof -
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Decapitation -
--- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
-X- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein -
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) -
-X- Ghost / Haunting -
-X- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
-X- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Mexico -
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire -
-X- 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, (insert format), (insert title).
-X- Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Czech), (The Cremator (1969)).
-X- Second language, (South Korean), (The Host (2006)).
-X- Third language, (French), (Eyes Without a Face (1960)).

Select 8 decades of film history:
-X- 1890 -
--- 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 -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 -
-X- R -
-X- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -


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

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

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** LIST COMPLETE **

The 10th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge

September 30
1.00 The Keep Netflix Instant*

October 2
2.00 Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Laserblast"

October 4
3.00 The Descent
4.00 Cujo*

October 5
5.00 Dracula (1931)

October 6
5.50 The Outer Limits - "Don't Open Till Doomsday"
6.00 The Outer Limits - "ZZZZZ"

October 9
7.00 Shivers Netflix Instant

October 11
8.00 Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Werewolf"

October 12
9.00 Diabolique (1955)
10.00 Possession (1981)

October 13
10.50 The Outer Limits - "The Invisibles"
11.00 The Outer Limits - "The Bellero Shield"

October 18
11.50 The Outer Limits - "The Children of Spider County"
12.00 The Outer Limits - "Specimen: Unknown"
13.00 The Bride of Frankenstein

October 19
14.00 Young Frankenstein

October 20
14.50 The Outer Limits - "Second Chance"
15.00 The Outer Limits - "Moonstone"

October 24
15.50 The Outer Limits - "The Mutant"
16.00 The Outer Limits - "The Guests"
17.00 Messiah of Evil*

October 25
18.00 Prom Night (1980)*
19.00 Scream
20.00 Night of the Creeps
21.00 Squirm*

October 26
22.00 The Mummy (1932)

October 27
22.50 The Outer Limits - "Fun and Games"
23.00 The Outer Limits - "The Special One"

October 30
23.50 The Outer Limits - "A Feasibility Study"
24.00 The Outer Limits - "Production and Decay of Strange Particles"

October 31
25.00 Monkey Shines Netflix Instant*
26.00 Demons
27.00 Demons 2
28.00 Schizo*
29.00 Angel Heart

* - First-Time Viewing
Titles in Blue - Blu-Ray


Total Watched - 29
Personal Goal - 31
First-Time Views - 7

Decades
1890s -
1900s -
1910s -
1920s -
1930s - 3
1940s -
1950s - 1
1960s -
1970s - 5
1980s - 9
1990s - 2
2000s - 1
2010s -

Formats
-Blu-Ray - 11
-DVD - 3
-Streaming - 4
-Theatrical - 4



Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence -
--- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon -
--- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley -
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
XXX Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen - Prom Night
--- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee -
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
XXX Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry - Shivers
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
--- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy -
--- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken -
--- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins -
XXX Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
--- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price -
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
--- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele -

Select 2 film composers:
--- John Frizzell -
XXX Claudio Simonetti - Demons
--- Howard Shore -
--- Frank Skinner -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci -
--- Mario Bava -or- William Castle -
XXX Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi - Demons
--- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli -
--- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau -
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
--- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 make-up effects artists:
--- Roy Ashton -
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
--- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Sam Katzman -
--- Guillermo del Toro -

Select 1 writer:
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Charles B. Griffith -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film -
XXX Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Diabolique
XXX Appears on Video Nasties List - Possession
XXX Based on a Novel - The Keep
--- Cannibalism -
XXX Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Cujo
XXX Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Laserblast"
XXX Comedy / Spoof - Young Frankenstein
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Decapitation -
--- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
XXX Frankenstein - The Bride of Frankenstein
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
XXX Killer / Evil Animal - Squirm
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
XXX Mummy - The Mummy
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Mexico -
--- Nazi -
XXX Psychological - Schizo
--- Rape / Revenge -
XXX Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Prom Night
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
XXX Vampire - Dracula (1931)
XXX Werewolf - Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Werewolf"
XXX Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Angel Heart
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
XXX Zombie - Night of the Creeps

Watch films in at least three formats:
XXX The Keep Netflix Instant
XXX Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Laserblast" DVD
XXX The Descent Blu-Ray

Watch films in at least three languages:
XXX The Keep English
XXX Diabolique French
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
XXX - 1930 - Dracula 1931
--- 1940 -
XXX 1950 - Diabolique 1955
--- 1960 -
XXX 1970 - Shivers 1975
XXX 1980 - The Keep 1983
XXX 1990 - Mystery Science Theater 3000 - "Werewolf" 1998
XXX 2000 - The Descent 2005
--- 2010 -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
XXX PG - Young Frankenstein
--- PG-13 -
XXX R - The Keep
XXX X / NC-17 - Angel Heart X
XXX Unrated - Diabolique
--- M -
--- GP -


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

Venture Into the Literary World:
XXX Read a Horror Novel or Novella Day By Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne OPTIONAL
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10th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge



"When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth." ~ Dawn of the Dead poster

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= streaming
orange= borrowed BD/DVD

**LIST COMPLETE!**

September 30th
1. The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen) (Victor Sjöström, 1921 / Sweden)*
--- Chronic sinner and revenge-seeker David Holm is haunted by Death's carriage on New Year's Day. The haunting and mesmerizing visuals drew me into the film, and it's plain to see why Ingmar Bergman was inspired by it.

Extra Stuff
--- Murder Ballads (1996) / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: 1. "Song of Joy" / 2. "Stagger Lee" / 3. "Henry Lee" / 4. "Lovely Creature"
--- Welcome to Night Vale: 1. "Pilot" (2012)

October 1st
2. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973 / United States / extended director's cut)*
--- When a demon possesses a little girl, it tests the faith of a local priest and freaks out her bewildered mother. Watched this with a friend and was glad for the company. It was spectacularly creepy.
3. The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933 / United States)
--- Dr. Griffin devises a formula that renders him invisible and quite mad. While the effects are topnotch, this is probably my least favorite Universal monster movie (not counting sequels). The real horror: Una O'Connor's voice.

October 2nd
4. Dracula (Tod Browning & Karl Freund, 1931 / United States)
--- Dracula takes up residence near London and terrorizes the countryside and the local of asylum. It's a gorgeous film with some wonderfully spooky scenes.
5. Night Creatures (a.k.a. Captain Clegg) (Peter Graham Scott, 1962 / United Kingdom)*
--- A group of extremely unlikable soldiers go head-to-head with a town of smugglers lead by a charismatic vicar. It's probably one of the least exploitative Hammer films, but it's still quite a bit of fun!
6. House of Mystery (William Nigh, 1934 / United States)* - YouTube
--- Investors in a archeological expedition are called to the cursed house of the cursed expedition leader, and death quickly follows in the form of a murderous ape. I'm usually a huge fan of these types of films, but this one left me going "meh".
7. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992 / United States)*
--- Dracula becomes an inhuman monster after defying the church and finds love in London. However, Dr. Van Helsing is in hot pursuit. I absolutely loved this over-the-top film, especially the many incarnations of Dracula and the masterful production design.
8. The Ghost (Lo spettro) (Riccardo Freda, 1963 / Italy / English dub)* - AmazonPrime
--- Margaret falls in love with her invalid husband's doctor, and the two hatch a plan to do away with the one person keeping them apart. This would have been more enjoyable if I could have seen a restored version without the horrible dubbing. Still, it managed to spook me.

Extra Stuff
--- Watercooler Films: 31 Films in 31 Days: 7.1, "The Nesting" / 7.2, "The Purge" / 7.3, "The Prowler"
--- Filmspotting: 465. "The Exorcist/The Chaser/ Top 5 Terrifying Characters" (2013)

October 3rd
9. Invisible Ghost (Joseph H. Lewis, 1941 / United States)* - YouTube
--- Bela Lugosi plays a man whose wife left him for another man, an event that effected his mind. Also, someone is committing murders around his house. B-film antics make this a fun, brief diversion.
10. The Most Dangerous Game (Irving Pichel & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1932 / United States)* - YouTube
--- Joel McCrea and Fay Wray play two shipwrecked individuals who realize too late that their enigmatic host is a hunter of men. Both our main characters take the deaths of friends and a brother extremely well.
11. The Evil of Frankenstein (Freddie Francis, 1964 / United Kingdom)*
--- Peter Cushing returns as the obsessive, meddling doctor. After discovering the frozen body of his first creation, he enlists the help of a manipulative hypnotist to revive the monster. Good Hammer fun!
12. King of the Zombies (Jean Yarbrough, 1941 / United States)* - YouTube
--- A trio of investigators crash on an island while searching for a missing admiral. They find a spy ring using zombies and voodoo to steal military secrets.

Extra Stuff
--- Watercooler Films: 31 Films in 31 Days: 7.4, "The Haunting"
--- Welcome to Night Vale: 2. "The Glow Cloud" (2012)

October 4th
13. The Wolf Man (George Waggner, 1941 / United States)
--- Lon Chaney plays an unfortunate man who is bitten by a werewolf and unwillingly terrorizes his home village. He really should have listened to the gypsy woman. Excellent Universal horror flick!
14. Revenge of the Zombies (Steve Sekely, 1943 / United States)* - YouTube
--- David Carradine plays a Nazi doctor raising an army of zombies. Many of the actors from King of the Zombies return to play very similar parts.
15. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Hiroshi Aoyama, 1998 / United States)
--- Scooby and the gang investigate a haunted pepper plantation in Louisiana and find themselves contending with ghost pirates, zombies, and werecats. One of my favorite direct-to-DVD Scooby films.
16. Nightmare (Freddie Francis, 1964 / United Kingdom)*
--- Janet has terrible nightmares and is haunted by her mother's insanity. She starts seeing a mysterious woman when she returns home from school. First-rate Hammer film with nice black-and-white cinematography!

Extra Stuff
--- Played Eldritch Horror (Lovecraftian board game) and Last Night on Earth (zombie board game)

October 5th
17. The Killer Shrew (Ray Kellogg, 1959 / United States)* - AmazonPrime
--- Idiot scientists and a "tough guy" sailor have to evade and escape mutated, giant shrews. Everyone is laughably stupid. Oh, the black guy dies first.
18. The City of the Dead (John Llewellyn Moxey, 1960 / United Kingdom)* - YouTube
--- A graduate student studying witchcraft goes to a creepy town known for burning witches in ye olden days. It's a very atmospheric and creepy film.
19. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1998): Werewolf (Tony Zarindast, 1995 / United States)* - Netflix Instant
--- Mike and the gang make this laughably terrible film bearable. In the film a skeleton and a hyper-violent archeologist make a string of ineffective werewolves.
20. World War Z (Marc Forster, 2013 / United States / unrated cut)*
--- Brad Pitt runs from set piece to set piece in this competent if uninspired zombie flick. I went in expecting less than I got, so I was pleasantly surprised.
21. The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932 / United States)
--- A mesmerizing mummy haunts a group of archeologists and falls for a beautiful woman. This is probably my favorite of the Universal horror films. Absolute fun!

October 6th
22. The Giant Claw (Fred F. Sears, 1957 / United States)* - YouTube
--- A large... antimatter? ... bird terrorizes military airplanes, a lone Italian, and finally the whole world (mostly crowds of white people). Unsurprisingly, it's not very good.
23. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982 / United States)*
--- A family is embroiled in a stew of supernatural powers that kidnap the kid after messing about with chairs and the silverware. It's great fun! (Always move the frickin' bodies!)
24. The Curse of the Werewolf (Terence Fisher, 1961 / United Kingdom)*
This tragic story follows a cursed Spanish kid who grows into cursed Oliver Reed. I found it quite engrossing, though I seemed predisposed to enjoy Hammer films.

Extra Stuff
--- Le manoir du diable (Georges Méliès, 1896 / France)* - Internet Archives
--- Welcome to Night Vale: 3. "Station Management" / 4. "PTA Meeting" (2012)

October 7th
25. Birth of the Living Dead (Rob Kuhns, 2013 / United States)* - Netflix Instant
--- George A. Romero and others talk about the importance of the original Night of the Living Dead. While entertaining, it's basically an extended DVD featurette.
26. White Zombie (Victor Halperin, 1932 / United States)* - Netflix Instant
--- A young couple fall foul of a covetous plantation owner and a madman using potions to make zombies. For such an early genre talkie, there are lots of nice scenes. Interesting oddity.
27. Bubba Ho-Tep (Don Coscarelli, 2002 / United States)*
--- Elvis and JFK team up to take out an ancient mummy who is preying on residents of their nursing home. The film has a wicked sense of humor and even manages some nice pathos.
28. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (Terence Fisher, 1960 / United Kingdom)*
--- Jekyll is a dispassionate scientist who refers to people as mere animals. He turns into the smarmy Hyde and wreaks havoc on his less than virtuous family and friends. Fun take on the tale.

Extra Stuff
--- The Flop House: 162. "Shocktober: The Quiet Ones" (2014)
--- Yeah, It's That Bad: 93. "The Human Centipede" (2013)

October 8th
29. Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931 / United States)
--- Dr. Frankenstein madly creates his monster and all sorts of hell breaks loose! Wonderful film that I've seen many times before!
30. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935 / United States)
--- Frankenstein's monster survives his ordeal, and to make matters worse, the good doctor is goaded out of retirement by another demented scientist. Great special effects and characters.

October 9th
31. Trick 'r Treat (Michael Dougherty, 2007 / United States)*
--- Lots of people in the same town find themselves in perilous situations on Halloween, and most don't make it. Fun film with some nice jump scares.
32. Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932 / United States)
--- A vain, malicious trapeze artist runs foul of the circus freaks when she uses one of them for her own personal gain. God, it's good!
33a. Community: 1.7, "Introduction to Statistics" (2009) / 2.6, "Epidemiology" (2010)
33b. Community: 3.5, "Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps" (2011) / 4.2, "Paranormal Parentage" (2013)

October 10th
34. The House That Dripped Blood (Peter Duffell, 1971 / United Kingdom)* - AmazonPrime
--- Spooky anthology film centered around a house where bad things happen. I think the Peter Cushing and waxworks story was my favorite.
35. The Little Shop of Horrors (Roger Corman, 1960 / United States)* - AmazonPrime
--- Seymour raises a plant that requires blood to thrive. Accidental murder and hilarious coincidence make the situation worse. I really enjoyed it!

October 11th
35. Skeletons (David DeCoteau, 1997 / United States)* - Netflix Instant
--- A journalist and a small town go head-to-head when he investigates the murder of a local homosexual. It's a preachy, made-for-TV bit of cheesy fun.
36. House on Haunted Hill (William Castle, 1959 / United States) - Netflix Instant
--- Vincent Price plays a millionaire who invites a random assortment of people to stay in a haunted house. He hates his wife; his wife hates him; everything is comfortable. Love this film!

October 12th
37. Van Helsing (Stephen Sommers, 2004 / United States)
--- Sommers constructs an homage to Universal horror that is bloated, silly-stupid, and pretty darn enjoyable. I'm not sure why I like this so much.
38. Don't Look Now (Nicholas Roeg, 1973 / United Kingdom)*
--- John and Laura Baxter are trying to piece together their lives after the death of their daughter. In Venice they run into a clairvoyant woman and her sister. Then shit gets weird.
39. American Gothic: 1.1, "Pilot" (1995)* / 1.2, "A Tree Grows in Trinity" (1995)*

Extra Stuff
--- Filmspotting: 507, "Tusk / Top 5 Movie Manimals" (2014)
--- Bang Bang Queer Punk Variety Show: Nightmare on 39th Street (Halloween show)

October 13th
40. Son of Frankenstein (Rowland V. Lee, 1939 / United States)*
--- A new generation of Frankensteins arrive at the ancestral castle and discover the monster and Igor in cahoots. While not as good as the first two, this installment has style, tension, and excellent acting.
41. The Ghost of Frankenstein (Erle C. Kenton, 1942 / United States)*
--- Igor uncovers the monster and blackmails Frankenstein's son (but not the one from the last film) to do a brain transplant. It's a by-the-numbers affair that's enjoyable but doesn't include anything memorable.

October 14th
42. Mystery of the Wax Museum (Michael Curtiz, 1933 / United States)* - YouTube
--- After a devastating accident, a wax sculptor goes on a murderous rampage to reconstruct his lost museum. Fay Wray plays the damsel in distress, but Glenda Farrell dominates the film as a fast-talking reporter chasing a missing body.
43. Svengali (Archie Mayo, 1931 / United States)* - YouTube
--- A demented, bearded maestro hypnotizes a woman to be his wife as well as a spectacular singer. All-in-all, I was hoping for a lot more zaniness and a high creepy factor.
44. House of Frankenstein (Erie C. Kenton, 1944 / United States)*
--- A random doctor escapes a prison, finds various Universal monsters and manipulates them for revenge. It's a subpar monster mashup with far too little of the actual monsters.
45. The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2011 / United States)
--- A group of college students go to a remote cabin and are kept under constant watch by a group of white collar workers. The film sends up horror film tropes in an amusing way.

October 15th
46. American Gothic: 1.3, "Eye of the Beholder" (1995)* / 1.4, "Damned If You Don't" (1995)*
47. Drácula (George Melford & Enrique Tovar Ávalos, 1931 / United States)*
--- Spanish speaking Dracula menaces Spanish speaking rich people. I know a lot of people find this version better than the Tod Browning version, but I found Dracula so comically distracting that I prefer the other.

October 16th
48. Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves, 1968 / United Kingdom)* - Netflix Instant
--- Vincent Price uses his power as a witch hunter to rape women and get rich. This is a very intense film about horrible people ruining the lives of others.
49. The Devil's Backbone (El espinazo del diablo) (Guillermo del Toro, 2001 / Spain)*
--- Carlos is abandoned at an orphanage and finds himself confronted by the ghost of a dead boy. Beautiful film about the effects of war and human evil.
50. Below (David Twohy, 2002 / United States)*
--- The crew of a WWII submarine are haunted by a ghost and war guilt. This is another tense film that has some very nice scares and some great performances.

October 17th
51. American Gothic: 1.5, "Dead to the World" (1995)* / 1.6, "Meet the Beetles" (1995)*
52. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ) (Kazuki Ohmori, 1991 / Japan)*
--- Time travelers conspire to dispose of Godzilla and use King Ghidorah to beat Japan into submission. This is a mixed bag of tropes and plot points that never really adds up to anything.
53. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (Christopher Ray, 2010 / United States)*
--- A giant shark and a giant crocodile duke it out at various locales. A scientist, game hunter, and special agent attempt to foil both. Bad acting and bad CGI are enhanced by utter stupidity and a huge dose of fun.

October 18th
54. American Gothic: 1.7, "Strong Arm of the Law" (1995)* / 1.8, "Rebirth" (1996)*
55. Halloweentown (Duwayne Dunham, 1998 / United States)*
56. I Bury the Living (Albert Band, 1958 / United States)* - AmazonPrime
57. Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh, 1994 / United States)*
58. Paranormal Activity (Oren Peli, 2007 / United States)*

October 19th
59. American Gothic: 1.9, "Resurrector" (1996)* / 1.10, "Inhumanitas" (1996)*
60. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman, 1978 / United States)* - Netflix Instant
--- A health inspector and some of his friends discover an alien invasion and try to elude it. It was fun to see Jeff Goldblum and Veronica Cartwright doing what they do best! Every bit as satisfying as the original film.

October 20th
61. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Robert Fuest, 1971 / United Kingdom)* - YouTube
--- Vincent Price plays a diabolical man avenging his wife by killing off all the doctor present when she died. This is pure cheesy, campy fun with allusions to the ten plagues of Egypt, creatively implausible deaths, and horribly 70s sets.
62. American Gothic: 1.11, "The Plague Sower" (1996)* / 1.12, "Doctor Death Takes a Holiday" (1996)*

October 21st
63. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (George King, 1936 / United States)* - YouTube
--- Sweeney Todd uses his intricate barber's chair to kill wealthy clients and uses the stolen money to weasel his way into a relationship with a beautiful girl. Enjoyable early talkie.
64. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956 / United States) - AmazonPrime
A doctor returns home from a conference to find that people in his town have been taken over by alien impostors. This is a classic film and one of my favorites!

October 22nd
65. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (Neil Jordan, 1994 / United States)*
--- Sexy Lestat turns moody Louis into a vampire and the two embark on a tumultuous relationship, especially when they turn a orphaned girl into one of their own. Enjoyable despite the barrage of ridiculous hair.

October 23rd
66. Circus of Horrors (Sidney Hayers, 1963 / United Kingdom)* - YouTube
--- A demented plastic surgeon goes on the lam and takes over a circus, using his powers to hold the beautiful female performers in thrall. Some nice atmosphere and general silliness of plot.
67. The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963 / United States)
--- A group of paranormal investigators stay at a notorious haunted house. The most wounded one among them starts to be effected. Excellent film - one of my absolute favorite Halloween films!

October 24th
68. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1996): Night of the Blood Beast (Bernard L. Kowalski, 1958 / United States)* - Netflix Instant
69. Resident Evil (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2002 / United States)*
--- A woman with amnesia, a cop, and a team of cop orate commandos investigate a research facility swarming with zombies. It's strictly a popcorn affair, heavy on fighting and really poorly written and delivered dialogue.

October 25th
70. American Gothic: 1.19, "Potato Boy" (1996/unaired)* / 1.14, "To Hell and Back" (1996)*
71. American Gothic: 1.13, "The Beast Within" (1996)* / 1.20, "Ring of Fire" (1996/unaired)*
72. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Alexander Witt, 2004 / United States)*
--- Alice wakes up in the devastated Raccoon City and teams up with survivors to save the daughter of a scientist. It's definitely a step up from the first film, though it leaves a lot of unanswered questions and contains a lot of cheesy silliness.

October 26th
73. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (Masaaki Tezuka, 2003 / Japan)*
--- Godzilla goes up against Mothra and Mechagodzilla in this frantic movie. Meanwhile, a family tries to broker peace with Mothra by returning Mecha to the sea. Solid (if silly) entry in the series.
74. Godzilla: Final Wars (Gojira: Fainaru uôzu) (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2004 / Japan)*
--- Godzilla! Aliens! Mutants! ALL OF THE MONSTERS! Aliens thwart the mutants who awaken Godzilla to fight all the monsters. God, it's extremely crazy! I'm a fan of the millennial Godzilla films, and this one doesn't disappoint.

October 27th
75. American Gothic: 1.15, "Learning to Crawl" (1996)* / 1.21, "Echo of Your Last Goodbye" (1996/unaired)*

October 28th
76. American Gothic: 1.22, "Strangler" (1996/unaired)* / 1.16, "Triangle" (1996)*
77. American Gothic: 1.17, "The Buck Stops Here" (1996)* / 1.18, "Requiem" (1996)*

October 29th
78. Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977 / Italy)*
--- An American ballet student goes to a very imposing school that is plagued with bizarre deaths. I found the film nonsensical and more boring than atmospheric. Still, the visuals were stunning!

October 30th
79. Insidious (James Wan, 2010 / United States)*

October 31st
80. The Blob (Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. & Russell S. Doughten Jr., 1958 / United States)*

Checklist
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors: Complete
-X- John Agar -or- Donald Pleasence - Circus of Horrors (Pleasence)
-X- Adrienne Barbeau -or- Carolyn Purdy-Gordon - Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Barbeau)
-X- Bruce Campbell -or- Bill Moseley - Bubba Ho-Tep (Campbell)
--- Barbara Crampton -or- Phil Fondacaro -
--- Jamie Lee Curtis -or- Jill Schoelen -
-X- Peter Cushing -or- Christopher Lee - Night Creatures (Cushing)
--- Larry Drake -or- Michael Ironside -
--- Lisa Langlois -or- Lynn Lowry -
--- Suzi Lorraine -or- Sara Paxton -
-X- Christopher George -or- Kevin McCarthy - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (McCarthy)
-X- Jeff Goldblum -or- Christopher Walken - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Goldblum)
-X- Anthony Hopkins -or- Anthony Perkins - Bram Stoker's Dracula (Hopkins)
-X- Boris Karloff -or- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (Lugosi) / The Bride of Frankenstein (Karloff)
--- Jordan Ladd -or- Tiffany Shepis -
--- José Mojica Marins -or- Paul Naschy -
--- Malcolm McDowell -or- Julian Sands -
-X- Ray Milland -or- Vincent Price - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Price)
--- Andrew Prine -or- Robert Z'Dar -
--- Michael Ripper -or- Thorley Walters -
-X- John Saxon -or- Barbara Steele - The Ghost (Steele)

Select 2 film composers: Complete
--- John Frizzell -
-X- Claudio Simonetti - Suspiria
--- Howard Shore -
-X- Frank Skinner - Son of Frankenstein

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dario Argento -or- Lucio Fulci - Suspiria (Argento)
-X- Mario Bava -or- William Castle - House on Haunted Hill (Castle)
--- Lamberto Bava -or- Umberto Lenzi -
-X- Larry Cohen -or- Don Coscarelli - Bubba Ho-Tep (Coscarelli)
-X- Roger Corman -or- David DeCoteau - Skeletons (DeCoteau)
--- Ruggero Deodato -or- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -or- Hideo Nakata -
--- Tom Holland -or- Steve Miner -
--- The Pang Brothers (Danny & Oxide) -or- Takashi Miike -
--- Ti West -or- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 make-up effects artists: Complete
-X- Roy Ashton - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Robert Hall -
-X- Dick Smith (R.I.P.) - The Exorcist

Select 2 producers: Complete
-X- Jason Blum - Paranormal Activity
--- Herman Cohen -
-X- Sam Katzman - The Giant Claw
-X- Guillermo del Toro - The Devil's Backbone

Select 1 writer: Complete
--- Robert Bloch -
-X- Charles B. Griffith - The Little Shop of Horrors
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: Complete
-X- *3-D Film - The Cabin in the Woods
-X- Anthology Film - Trick 'r Treat
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Devil's Backbone
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Frankenstein
-X- Cannibalism - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (unintentional cannibalism!)
--- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - MST3K: Werewolf
-X- Comedy / Spoof - King of the Zombies
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Most Dangerous Game
-X- Death by: Decapitation - Resident Evil
-X- Distributor / Studio: Something Weird Video (R.I.P. Mike Vraney) - House of Mystery
-X- Documentary - Birth of the Living Dead
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Night of the Blood Beast (MST3K version)
-X- Found Footage - Paranormal Activity
-X- Frankenstein - The Evil of Frankenstein
-X- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page or Patrick Tatopoulos) - Van Helsing (Tatopoulos)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Poltergeist
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Killer Shrews
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Halloweentown
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Ghost of Frankenstein
-X- Mummy - The Mummy
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Mexico -
-X- Nazi - Revenge of the Zombies
-X- Psychological - Don't Look Now
-X- Rape / Revenge - Witchfinder General
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Invisible Man
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - The Phantom Carriage (New Year's Day)
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Below
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire - Interview with the Vampire
-X- Werewolf - The Curse of the Werewolf
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The City of the Dead
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney & Bela Lugosi)
-X- Zombie - White Zombie

Watch films in at least three formats: Complete
-X- Streaming (YouTube) - Mystery of the Wax Museum
-X- DVD - House of Frankenstein
-X- BD - Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- Spanish - Dracula
-X- Japanese - Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Select 8 decades of film history: Complete
-X- 1890 - Le manoir du diable
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - The Phantom Carriage
-X- 1930 - Svengali
-X- 1940 - Invisible Ghost
-X- 1950 - I Bury the Living
-X- 1960 - Nightmare
-X- 1970 - The House That Dripped Blood
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - Frankenstein
-X- 2000 - Trick 'r Treat
-X- 2010 - World War Z

Select 4 ratings: Complete
-X- G - The Haunting
-X- PG - Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
-X- PG-13 - Godzilla: Final Wars
-X- R - Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Freaks
--- M -
-X- GP - The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- Bang Bang Queer Punk Variety Show: Nightmare on 39th Street performance

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
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2014 Horror Challenge





First Time Viewing = Orange



October 1
1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - 5/5
2. Sleep Tight (2011) - 4/5

October 2
3. Friday the 13th (1980) - 4/5

October 3
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) - 2.5/5
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - 3.5/5

October 4
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) - 3/5

October 5
7. Long Weekend (1978) - 2.5/5

October 6
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) - 2.5/5

October 7
9. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) - 3/5
10. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) - 2.5/5
11. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - 3/5

October 8
12. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004) - 3/5
13. The Day of the Beast (1995) - 2.5/5
14. American Horror Story: S04E01 (2014) - 4/5

October 9
15. Spirits of the Dead (1968) - 2.5/5
16. The Vault of Horror (1973) - 3/5
17. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) - 2.5/5

October 10
18. The Vampire Lovers (1970) - 3/5
19. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) - 1.5/5

October 11
20. The Funhouse (1981) - 3.5/5
21. Trick 'r Treat (2007) - 4/5

October 12
22. The Walking Dead: S05E01 (2014) - 4.5/5
23. Nightbreed (1990) - 3/5

October 13
24. Interview With The Vampire (1994) - 3.5/5
25. Tony (2009) - 3/5

October 14
26. Rabid (1977) - 3/5

October 15
27. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) - 4/5

October 16
28. Street Trash (1987) - 2.5/5

October 17
29. American Horror Story: S04E02 (2014) - 4.5/5
30. The Brood (1979) - 3.5/5

October 18
31. Hellraiser (1987) - 4/5

October 19
32. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) - 3.5/5
33. The Walking Dead: S05E02 (2014) - 4/5

October 20
34. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) - 3/5

October 21
35. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - 3/5
36. Christine (1983) - 3/5

October 22
37. Spider Baby (1967) - 4.5/5
38. American Horror Story: S04E03 (2014) - 3/5

October 23
39. Blood and Black Lace (1964) - 3.5/5

October 24
40. Day of the Dead (1985) - 4.5/5
41. Berberian Sound Studio (2012) - 3/5

October 25
42. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) - 3/5
43. Sisters (1973) - 4/5

October 26
44. Oculus (2013) - 4/5
45. The Walking Dead: S05E03 (2014) - 4.5/5

October 27
46. The House That Dripped Blood (1971) - 3/5
47. New Nightmare (1994) - 2.5/5

October 28
48. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) - 3.5/5
49. Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) - 2.5/5

October 29
50. The Thing (1982) - 5/5
51. American Horror Story: S04E03 (2014) - 4/5

October 30
52. Here Comes the Devil (2012) - 3/5
53. Halloween (1978) - 5/5

October 31
54. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) - 3.5/5
55. Halloween II (1981) - 4.5/5


LIST COMPLETE
Final Count - 52

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 - 11
1980's - 16
1990's - 5
2000's - 6
2010's - 4

Favorite Movie of the Month - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Least Favorite Movie of the Month - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Favorite First Time Viewing - Sleep Tight
Average Movie Rating - 3.3/5








Theme Nights - Completed
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Better Crypts and Mortuaries - Bathrooms & Kitchens Edition - Sleep Tight
-X- 10/02: Mosquito Bites & Outdoor Frights - Summer-Themed Horror Films - Friday the 13th
-X- 10/03: Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Dreams, Hallucinations & Drug Trips - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
-X- 10/04: Hilariously Maniacal Acne-Ridden Mashup - Horror Comedies & Teen Screams - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
-X- 10/05: Gilligan's Island It Ain't; Isolation & Death Await - Deserted Island Horrors - Long Weekend
-X- 10/06: Revenge of the Chronological Horror Years Faceoff! - 1964 (50th) Vs. 1989 (25th) - A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
-X- 10/07: Soundtracks In the Key of Death - Horror Films w/ Original Songs - Phantom of the Paradise
-X- 10/08: Lascivious Lychanthrope Lunacy (Werewolves / Were-Creatures) On A Full Moon - Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
-X- 10/09: What's On The Menu? You, Of Course! Foodservice Industry Terrors - The Vault of Horror
-X- 10/10: Innuendo, Demonic T&A, Some Prostitutes & A Dash of Not-So-Gentle Foreplay - Lesbians, Brothels & Sex Demons - The Vampire Lovers
-X- 10/11: Print Media is Dead...Alive...Kicking & Screaming - 35 Years of Fangoria Covers - The Funhouse
-X- 10/12: Die In Agony. Rest In Pieces. - Graveyard Horrors - Nightbreed
-X- 10/13: Embarrassment Level Exceeded; IMDB Entry Deleted - Before They Were Stars - Interview With The Vampire
-X- 10/14: Vroom! Vroom! Decapitation, Mutilation, Death & Doom! Motorcycle Horrors - Rabid
-X- 10/15: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors! - A Tale of Two Sisters
-X- 10/16: Slashing More Than Just Prices! - Retail Establishment Terrors - Street Trash
-X- 10/17: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Parental Units - Demented Dads & Bad Mothas - The Brood
-X- 10/18: Some Defunct, But the Terrors Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies - Hellraiser
-X- 10/19: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Friday the 13th Part 2
-X- 10/20: Blood Sucking Freaks of the Apocalypse - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Dracula: Prince of Darkness
-X- 10/21: Demise & Dispair By Land & By Air - Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Christine
-X- 10/22: Intertwined Deadly Domestic Dispute: Killer Offspring - Sibling Rivalry - Spider Baby
-X- 10/23: Mario's Castle of Gimmicks & Gothic Gore
The 100th Birthday Celebration of Mario Bava & William Castle - Blood and Black Lace
-X- 10/24: Mausoleum Mayhem; Gangrene Brainstem! - Zombies - Day of the Dead
-X- 10/25: Mass Marathon of the Damned 5 - Drive-In Double Features: It's Alive! - The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Sisters
-X- 10/26: Ectoplasmic Delights; Strong Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet / Soft - Oculus
-X- 10/27: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - The House That Dripped Blood
-X- 10/28: Identities...Conceal! Depraved Homicidal Maniacs Always Kill! - Masked Killers - Alice, Sweet Alice
-X- 10/29: Monsterama. Monsterpalooza. Monsteritis. - Creature Features - The Thing
-X- 10/30: Demented Devil's Night Debauchery - Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft - Here Comes the Devil
-X- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest - Halloween Related - Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween II

Subset List
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: mightysparks - Stalled (2013)
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Carrier (1988)
-X- 10/03: Darkgod - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
--- 10/04: PCBreakdown - Club Dread (2004)
--- 10/05: rbrown498 - Come Out and Play (2012)
--- 10/06: ntnon - The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
-X- 10/07: Gobear - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
--- 10/08: ororama - The Howling (1981)
--- 10/09: Trevor - A Bucket of Blood (1959)
-X- 10/10: clckworang - The Vampire Lovers (1970)
-X- 10/11: Chad - The Funhouse (1988)
--- 10/12: indiephantom - Buried Alive (1990)
--- 10/13: Mondo Kane - Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003)
-X- 10/14: Bladz - Rabid (1977)
--- 10/15: tarfrimmer - The Host (2006)
--- 10/16: therja - Intruder (1989)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The Brood (1979)
--- 10/18: nezumi - I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
--- 10/19: J. Farley - Jack's Back (1988)
--- 10/20: SethDLH - Vampire in Venice (aka "Prince of Night") (1988)
-X- 10/21: Darth Maher - Christine (1983)
--- 10/22: shellebelle - The Uninvited (2009)
--- 10/23: cwileyy - The House On Haunted Hill (1959)
--- 10/24: coyoteblue - Bio-Zombie (1998)
-X- 10/25: Dimension X - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
-X- 10/26: arw6040 - Oculus (2013)
-X- 10/27: Undeadcow - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
--- 10/28: shadokitty - Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
--- 10/29: SterlingBen - Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
-X- 10/30: Melmoth - Here Comes the Devil (2012)
-X- 10/31: jacob_b - Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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

Final Stats:

Total movies watched = 108
Total TV episodes watched = 16 (equals 4 entries total)
Complete watched total = 112
First time views (movies only) = 54 (50%)
Formats used (movies only)= 57 BD (53%), 31 streaming (29%), 19 DVD (17%), 1 theater (1%)
Decades watched (movies only) = 1910s (0), 1920s (0), 1930s (0), 1940s (1 - 1%), 1950s (2 - 2%), 1960s (2 - 2%), 1970s (13 - 12%), 1980s (28 - 26%), 1990s (14 - 13%), 2000s (22 - 20%), 2010s (26 - 24%)
Most popular year watched (movies only) - 2012 @ 11 films (exact same year and number as last time...weird!)
Challenges completed - Watched 100, Subset checklist (and any other challenge that comes from completing the subset list if there is any)
Soundtracks listened to: 25
Graphic Novels read: 2
Magazines read: 1
Books read: 1 (text) & 4 (audio)


+ = first time viewing
Movies (all my movie ratings are out of 5 stars):
1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980 - BD - Own it - ***1/2): I still don't know if I can say that I like this movie but it is fascinating. Awesome transfer on the new BD. And the score is excellent!
+2. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014 - DVD - Netflix - *1/2): This movie sucks...even if you like part 2 which I did.
+3. Stalled (2012 - streaming - Netflix - *1/2): See my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+4. Bloody Pit Of Horror (1965 - DVD - Netflix - **1/2): Pretty terrible movie but there is a spider scene that is so funny it has to be seen to be believed. It made the movie.
+5. The Carrier (1988 - streaming - Youtube - ***): See my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+6. Curtains (1983 - BD - own it - ***): Decent slasher but not as good as its reputation.
+7. The Last Exorcism Part II (2013 - BD - public library - ***): The first one was just okay and this was about the same. Lots of cheap jump scares that get old after awhile.
8. The Blob (1988 - DVD - Netflix - ***): Great effects but the movie still falls flat midway through and just becomes a standard "chase" film.
9. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987 - BD - own it - ****1/2): See my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+10. Martyrs (2008 - DVD - Netflix - *****): One of the hardest movies I've watched in a long time. Damn. Highly recommended though.
11. Club Dread (2004 - DVD - own it - ****1/2): See my comments in the dedicated review thread.
12. Sleepaway Camp (1983 - BD - own it - ***1/2): Great addition to the camp killer genre.
+13. Devil's Due (2014 - BD - public library - *): Horrible "found footage" movie.
+14. Shark Night (2011 - BD - public library - *1/2): PG-13 Piranha wannabe with no sex, no nudity, no gore & no cool kills. Why?
+15. The Devil Inside (2012 - BD - public library - *): Another bad found footage movie with probably the worst ending in movie history. Seriously.
+16. Wild Zero (1999 - DVD - Netflix - *1/2): Interesting premise but just wasn't my thing. Very odd and just didn't hold my attention.
+17. Come Out And Play (2012 - streaming - Netflix - **): See my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
+18. The Comedy Of Terrors (1963 - streaming - Youtube - ****): See my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
+19. Who Can Kill A Child (1976 - DVD - Netflix - **): See my comments in the Come Out And Play dedicated review thread.
20. The Phantom Of The Paradise (1974 - streaming - Amazon - ***): See my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
21. Slumber Party Massacre (1982 - BD - own it - ****): This one has it all. Nice kills, nice tits, and nice humor.
22. The Howling (1981 - BD - own it - ***1/2): see my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
+23. The Loved Ones (2009 - DVD - Netflix - ****1/2): Excellent torture porn with a nice twist on how is doing the torturing.
+24. The Collection (2012 - BD - public library - ****): Ridiculous but interesting with some crazy kills. You can see how the people behind some of the Saw movies did this one.
25. A Bucket Of Blood (1959 - streaming - Amazon - *): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+26. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2010 - BD - public library - *): Don't be afraid of this movie...because it sucks. Boring as shit. I finally found a movie that Guy Pearce is in that I hated.
+27. Mama (2013 - BD - public library - ***1/2): This movie gets extra points for the creepy effects and the ending.
+28. The Vampire Lvoers (1970 - streaming - Netflix - **1/2): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
29. Insidious (2011 - BD - own it - ****1/2): Great flick combining Amityville Horror and Poltergeist.
+30. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013 - BD - public library - ***): continues the story but somehow lacks the tension of the original even with the same cast.
+31. Suck (2009 - BD - Netflix - **1/2): Vampire rock-n-roll comedy road movie. Decent music with decent guest stars. Starts strong and loses steam.
+32. The Apparition (2012 - BD - public library - *1/2): Extremely dull, paint-by-numbers supernatural flick.
+33. Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive (1990 - streaming - Youtube - **1/2): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
34. The Funhouse (1981 - streaming - youtube - ***): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
35. Feast (2005 - BD - own it - ******): I LOVE this movie. Great cast. Funny. Repulsive. It has near everything.
36. Feast II: Sloppy Second (2008 - DVD - own it - ****): Great follow-up that is even more outrageous than the first one. Craziness.
37. Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009 - DVD - own it - ***): Okay. The series has jumped the shark at this point but there are still several worthwhile parts in this installment.
38. Mimic (1997 - streaming - Netflix - **1/2): Starts decent but just loses my interest along the way.
+39. Mimic 2: Hardshell (2001 - streaming - Netflix - ***): I actually liked this one better than the first, though that isn't saying much.
+40. Mimic 3: Sentinel (2003 - streaming - Netflix - **): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+41. Bait (2012 - BD - Netflix - ***): Decent take on a disaster/animal attack movie. Only suffered when it tried to take itself seriously in some parts.
42. Halloween (1978 - BD - own it - *****): what can be said about this movie that already hasn't been? A classic that can still produce chill bumps.
+43. Dracula Untold (2014 - theater - ***1/2): Decent flick but nothing special. They should have gone for an R rating.
44. Halloween II (1981 - BD - own it - ****): Nice follow-up to the original. Has its problems but still enjoyable.
45. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 - BD - own it - *****): In my top 3 all time favorite horror movies. 'Nuff said.
+46. Shivers (1975 - streaming - Netflix - **): A crawling turd terrorizes people in an apartment building. Not as interesting as it sounds unfortunately.
47. Hellraiser (1987 - streaming - Netflix - ****1/2): Another classic. Very gross and ahead of its time.
48. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988 - streaming - Netflix - ****1/2): Really enjoyed this one way more than I remembered. Nice continuation from the first one.
+49. Rabid (1977 - DVD - Netflix - **1/2): see my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
50. Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth (1992 - streaming - Amazon Prime - ***): Just too jokey an atmosphere for these movies. Call it the Freddy syndrome.
51. The Collector (2009 - BD - Netflix - ***1/2): The sequel is actually better than the original.
52. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996 - BD - own it - ***): Not as bad as people say but it mainly suffers from just being a tad dull more than anything. Some of the best Cenobite designs are in this one.
53. Night Of The Demons (2009 - BD - own it - ***1/2): Sleazy, gross, disgusting...all the things a bad/good horror movie should be. I actually enjoy this remake.
54. The Host (2006 - streaming - Netflix - ***1/2): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
55. Hellraiser: Inferno (2000 - BD - own it - **1/2): Just doesn't feel like a Hellraiser movie to me.
56. Mountain Of The Cannibal God (1978 - DVD - Netflix - **): Other than some real animal fights, some nudity and a couple of WTF! scenes, this movie is a bore.
57. Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002 - BD - own it - ***1/2): Probably the most enjoyable sequel to the Hellraiser series after the first two. Doesn't really play like Hellraiser but it does resemble Jacob's Ladder and has the original character of Kirsty.
58. Hellraiser: Deader (2005 - streaming - Netflix - **1/2): Not bad but not great. Dull more than anything. Doesn't really play like a Hellraiser movie either (and yes, I know about the script issues in the Hellraiser series).
+59. Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005 - BD - own it - ***): Nice self references but tries to be too Scream-like. Pinhead also doesn't act like himself and the movies have now officially become the new Nightmare On Elm Street series (i.e. "was it real or just a dream" scenes).
+60. Hellraiser: Revelations (2011 - streaming - Netflix - **): The worst of all the sequels with a terrible new Pinhead. Why not just create a new character with pins instead of trying to ape Doug Bradley? The movie does score points by trying to pull the series back into Hellraiser territory and away from NOES.
61. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988 - BD - own it - ***1/2): Solid comeback sequel with a silly ending. Better than I remembered it.
62. Sinister (2012 - BD - own it - ****): Not as solid as I remembered it but still spooky. Good goose flesh movie.
63. A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988 - BD - own it - ***): This is where Freddy starts going off the rails unfortunately. Still watchable though.
64. Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988 - BD - own it - ***1/2): See the dedicated review thread for my comments.
65. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989 - BD - own it - **1/2): Ludicrous beginning with the most obnoxious cast possible but still watchable for some dumb reason.
66. Intruder (1989 - streaming - Hulu+ - **1/2): see my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
+67. The Brood (1979 - streaming - Hulu+ - *****): see my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
+68. I Was A Teenage Zombie (1987 - streaming - Hulu+ - **): see my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
+69. Death Spa (1989 - streaming - Amazon Prime rental - **1/2): Not as good as the cover suggests but still so very 80's that it is worth a viewing. Glad I rented instead of blind buying.
+70. I Spit On Your Grave 2 (2013 - streaming - Hulu+ - ****): I am not a fan of rape films but the main girl puts in a fearless performance in this movie. And it is always nice to see a victim's comeuppance. But the first half is a tough watch to get to the revenge.
+71. Jack's Back (1988 - streaming - Netflix - ***): See my comments in the dedicated review thread.
72. Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989 - BD - own it - **1/2): One of my least favorite Friday films. Weak story and even dumber than others that came before it. Also, being trapped on a boat with these obnoxious teens, I would probably slaughter them as well.
73. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989 - BD - own it - ***1/2): Better than I remembered it. Has some nice inventive kills and good production values.
74. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991 - BD - own it - **1/2): Watchable but stupid as hell. They obviously decided to make Freddy a complete cartoon character in this one...even more than previous ones.
+75. Hobgoblins (1988 - streaming - Hulu+ - *1/2): Awful low budget Critters/Gremlins rip-off. Only watched it for Elvira!
+76. Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012 - BD - public library - **1/2): A slick production but it just left me cold. A decent type of syfy channel movie with a terrible CG werewolf.
+77. Chernobyl Diaries (2012 - BD - public library - ***1/2): Decent flick with some spooky parts. Definitely left me interest in Chernobyl.
+78. Dark Skies (2013 - BD - public library - ****): Nice spooky movie that shows you can succeed with minimal effects, cast & budget.
79. Christine (1983 - DVD - Netflix - ***): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+80. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971 - DVD - Netflix - *): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+81. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972 - DVD - Netflix - *): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
82. Night Of The Demons (1988 - BD - own it - ****): I love this movie. Some great lines and good mix of humor and horror.
83. Night Of The Demons 2 (1994 - BD - own it - ***1/2): This sequel is almost as good as the original. A lot more comedic but it also have some great lines and crazy kills. Feels like an 80's horror movie.
84. Night Of The Demons 3 (1997 - DVD - own it - ***): Not as good as the first two but it has its moments. Some funny lines and nice nudity. It's a shame the DVD is so crappy.
85. Piranha (1978 - BD - own it - ****): Just cheesy fun. The best of the Jaws rip-off movies. Knows what it is and doesn't care.
86. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990 - BD - own it - ***): One of the most bizarre sequels ever made. I hated it when it first came out but have come to appreciate it's fourth wall breaking, cartoonish ways.
+87. Vampire In Venice (1988 - streaming - ALYXSTARR link - **): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
88. The House On Haunted Hill (1959 - streaming - Netflix - **1/2): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+89. The House That Dripped Blood (1971 - streaming - Amazon Prime - ***): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+90. Rats: Night Of Terror (1984 - DVD - Netflix - *1/2): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+91. Oculus (2013 - BD - Redbox - ***1/2): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+92. The ABCs Of Death (2012 - streaming - Netflix - ***1/2): Nice collection of 26 shorts with some good, some bad, and some truly awful. But still interesting enough to hold your interest for the long haul.
+93. Here Comes The Devil (2012 - streaming - Netflix - ****): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
94. The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007 - BD - own it - ****): I am not a fan of the original two or even the remake but his one I enjoy. I guess I like it because instead of the usual super-duper marines, you have inept, untrained National Guardsman in their place. And it has some decent humor in it.
+95. Bio-Zombie (1998 - DVD - Netflix - *): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+96. The Uninvited (2009 - BD - Netflix - **): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
+97. Deliver Us From Evil (2014 - BD - Redbox - **): My Most disappointing viewing of the month. Such a bore.
98. Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993 - BD - own it - **1/2): Such a bad movie. Probably the worst of all the Friday The 13th movies...and I am being a little generous with my score.
99. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994 - BD - own it - *****): This is one of the best horror sequels ever. Perfect mix of self-awareness, reality, and fiction.
+100. Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (Producer's Cut) (1995 - BD - own it - **1/2): Jeez, this movie is a mess. I had to watch the ending twice to figure out what the fuck was going on...and I am still confused.
101. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982 - BD - own it - ***): see my comments in the dedicated review thread.
102. Halloween: H2O (1998 - BD - own it - ***1/2): This movie has not aged very well but it is a good follow-up in the series ignoring the several sequels before it. I love the little movie in-jokes sprinkled throughout.
103. Halloween: Resurrection (2002 - BD - own it - **): Damn this is bad. I used to despise it but now I watch it more with morbid curiosity because this movie was Dead On Arrival.
104. Jason X (2001 - BD - own it - ***1/2): This movie gets better with every viewing. It's as much a comedy as it is a horror film. Good production values for its budget and some of the best kills in the series.
+105. The Uninvited (1944 - DVD - Netflix - **): see my thoughts in the dedicated review thread.
+106. Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011 - BD - Netflix - *1/2): Decent concept but terrible movie. Nothing worked on this one.
107. Rob Zombie's Halloween [theatrical cut] (2007 - BD - own it - **1/2): Just a completely unlikeable film. No likeable characters and a really unenjoyable experience.
108. Rob Zombie's Halloween II [theatrical cut] (2009 - BD - own it - ***): Actually more enjoyable than the first movie but probably because it is not a rehash. The characters still suck though.




Television
+.25. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - ****): Season 1, episode 1: Original Pilot Version of "Where Is Everybody?"
+.5. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - ***): Season 1, episode 2: "One For The Angels"
+.75. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - **1/2): Season 1, episode 3: "Mr. Denton On Doomsday"
+1. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - **1/2): Season 1, episode 4: The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine
+1.25. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **1/2): Season 1, episode 1
+1.5. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **1/2): Season 1, episode 2
+1.75. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - ****): Season 1, episode 5: "Walking Distance"
+2. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - **): Season 1, episode 6: "Escape Clause" - features one of the most annoying protagonists ever.
+2.25. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - ***): Season 1, episode 7: "The Lonely"
+2.5. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **): Season 1, episode 3
+2.75. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **): Season 1, episode 4 - getting worse.
3. The Twilight Zone (1959 - BD - own it - *****): Season 1, episode 8: "Time Enough At Last"
+3.25. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **): Season 1, episode 5
+3.5. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **): Season 1, episode 6
+3.75. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **): Season 1, episode 7
+4. Town Of The Living Dead (2014 - DVR - SYFY - **): Season 1, episode 8


Books/Audiobooks/Magazine/Graphic Novels
1. Summer Of Night by Dan Simmons (1991 - audio book - public library) - most boring horror movie ever written?
2. 28 Days Later: The Aftermath by Steve Niles (2007 - graphic novel - own it)
3. 28 Days Later (TPB - own it - 1st 4 issues of the series)
4. The Devil You Know by Mike Carey (2007 - audio book - public library) - a lot of fun with a lot of English wit.
5. Darkness Under The Sun by Dean Koontz (2012 - audio book - public library)
6. Riding The Bullet by Stephen King (2002 - audio book - public library)
7. Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker (2007 - audio book - publlic library) - BURN THIS BOOK! (Not because it is scary but because it sucks!)
8. HorrorHound Magazine Issue #49 (2014 - own it)
9. Haunted America by Armchair reader (2011 - own it) - little quick snippets of real ghost stories & info.



Soundtracks/Scores
1. Friday The 13th by Harry Manfredini (1980 - CD - own it)
2. Hellraiser by Christopher Young (1987 - CD - own it)
3. Hellbound: Hellraiser II by Christopher Young (1988 - CD - own it)
4. A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's revenge by Christopher Young (1985 - CD - own it)
5. The Phantom Of The Paradise by Various Artists/Paul williams (1974 - streaming - Spotify)
6. A Nightmare On Elm Street by Charles Bernstein (1984 - CD - own it)
7. Pet Semetary by Elliot Goldenthal (1989 - CD - own it): Don't know why but listening to this soundtrack always makes it feel like fall.
8. Friday The 13th: Part II by Harry Manfredini (1980 - CD - own it)
9. Cannibal Holocaust by Riz Ortolani (1980 - CD - own it) - I love this score!
10. Terror In The Aisles by John Beal (1984 - CD - own it)
11. Cannibal Ferox by Roberto Donati (1983 - CD - own it)
12. Eaten Alive! by Roberto Donati (1980 - CD - own it)
13. Halloween III: Season Of the Witch by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth (1982 - CD - own it)
14. The Amityville Horror by Lalo Schifrin (1979 - CD - own it)
15. Amityville 3d by Howard Blake (1983 - CD - own it)
16. Halloween Resurrection by Danny Lux (2002 - CD - own it)
17. Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood by Fred Mollin (1988 - CD - own it)
18. Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan by Fred Mollin (1989 - CD - own it)
19. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers by Alan Howarth (1988 - CD - own it)
20. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers by Alan Howarth (1989 - CD - own it)
21. Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers by Alan Howarth (1995 - Cd - own it)
22. Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (Producer's Cut soundtrack) by Alan Howarth (1995 - Cd - own it)
23. The Changeling by Wannberg, Wilkins & Blake (1980 - CD - own it)
24. The Descent by David Julyan (2005 - CD - own it)
25. Dead Space by Jason Graves (2008 - download - own it)


Subset List:
Spoiler:

The Uninvited (1944) - optional
Dracula Untold (theatrical showing) - optional
Stalled (bathroom/kitchen) - mightysparks
The Carrier (summer-themed) - The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (dreams, drugs & hallucinations) - Darkgod
Club Dread (comedy/teen screams) - PCBreakdown
Come Out and Play (deserted island horror) - rbrown498
The Comedy of Terrors (chronological) - ntnon
Phantom of the Paradise (original song) - Gobear
The Howling (werewolves/were-creatures/Full Moon) - ororama
A Bucket of Blood (foodservice industry terrors) - Trevor
The Vampire Lovers (lesbians, brothels & sex demons) - clckworang
The Funhouse (35 years of Fangoria covers) - Chad
Buried Alive (graveyard horrors) - indiephantom
Mimic 3: Sentinel (before they were stars) - Mondo Kane
Rabid (motorcyle terrors) - Bladz
The Host (Asian) - tarfrimmer
Intruder (retail establishment terrors) - therja
The Brood (dads/moms) - DaveyJoe
I Was a Teenage Zombie (1980's video companies) - nezumi
Jack's Back (slashers, giallos & serial killers) - J. Farley
Vampire in Venice (vampires/apocalyptic) - SethDLH
Christine (planes, trains & automobiles) - Darth Maher
The Uninvited (2009) (sibling rivalry) - shellebelle
The House On Haunted Hill (Bava/Castle) - cwileyy
Bio-Zombie (zombies) - coyoteblue
The Abominable Dr. Phibes/Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (drive-in double features) - Dimension X
Oculus (supernatural & quiet/soft) - arw6040
The House That Dripped Blood (anthology) - Undeadcow
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (masked killers) - shadokitty
Rats: Nights of Terror (creature features) - SterlingBen
Here's Comes the Devil (demonic possession/satanic/witchcraft) - Melmoth
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Halloween) - jacob_b

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The Past...
2006 - 170
2007 - 168
2009 - 198
2010 - 102
2011 - 163
2012 - 139
2013 - 158
Thanks to CHAD for the table inspiration


September 30th(DUSK)
1. Jason Goes to Hell
2. Jason X

October 1st
3. Chill
4. Axed
5. 7500
6. Freddy vs Jason
7. Friday the 13th (2009)

October 2nd
8. Bad Dreams

October 3rd
9. Visiting Hours

October 4th
10. Shark Night
11. The Prowler

October 5th
12. Intruder
13. Carrie (2013)
14. Body Bags

October 6th
15. The Sacrament
16. All Cheerleaders Die

October 7th
17. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
18. The Conjuring
19. The Final Terror

October 8th
20. Annabelle
21. Lake Placid
22. Sleepaway Camp
23. The Prophecy (1995)
24. Stage Fright (2014)

October 9th
25. Evilspeak
26. Witchboard

October 10th
27. From Dusk Till Dawn

October 11th
28. In the Mouth of Madness
29. Slumber Party Massacre
30. Crawlspace

October 12th
31. X-Ray
32. Schizoid
33. Breeding Farm
34. The Monkey's Paw
35. The Hunted (2014)

October 13th
36. Storage 24
36.5 Walking Dead S5 E1 "No Sanctuary"
37.5 Deliver Us From Evil
38.5 Creep Van
39.5 Jennifer's Body

October 14th
40.5 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
41.5 The Prophecy II

October 15th
42. American Horror Story: Freakshow E1 "Monsters Among Us"
43. The Beast Within
44. Dead Souls
45. The Evictors

October 16th
46. The Apparition
47. Witchboard 2

October 17th
48. Sands of Oblivion
49. Pumpkinhead

October 19th
50. The Prophecy III
51. The Innkeepers
52. Insidious

October 20th
53. Insidious Chapter 2
53.5 Walking Dead S5 E2 "Strangers"

October 21st
54.5 Prison
55.5 The Blob (1988)

October 22nd
56.5 Prophecy: Uprising
57.5 Prophecy: Forsaken
58.5 Devil's Due
59.5 House at the End of the Street
60.5 Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

October 23rd
61.5 Here Comes the Devil
62.5 Banshee Chapter

October 24th
63.5 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
64.5 Life After Beth
65.5 Stitches

October 25th
66.5 The Lost Boys: The Tribe

October 26th
67.5 The Lost Boys: The Thirst
68.5 Phantom of the Paradise
69.5 Chernobyl Diaries

October 27th
70. Walking Dead S5 E3 "Four Walls and a Roof"
71. Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood
72. Dracula Untold
73. Frozen (2010)
74. No One Lives
75. See No Evil
76. See No Evil 2
77. Exists

October 28th
78. The Battery
79. Hellgate
80. I, Frankenstein
81. Cassadaga

October 29th
82. The Den
83. Phantom of the Opera (1925) (Live screening with organ accompaniment)
84. Grand Piano

October 30th
85. Daddy (short) (WILDCARD #1)
86. Porcelain Rising (short) (WILDCARD #2)
87. The Dummy (short) (WILDCARD #3)
88. Ouija
89. Lost Coast Tapes
90. Once Bitten
91. Trick 'r Treat
92. Silent House

October 31st
93. Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon
94. Cyclops
95. 6 Degrees of Hell
96. VHS: Viral
97. 13 Sins
98. Kids Go to the Woods...Kids Get Dead
99. Terror in the Aisles
100. Halloween

8th challenge
GOAL: 100

54 first time viewings
51 BD
39 DVD
4 television shows
4 theatrical
3 YouTube shorts
1 streaming

1920s: 1
1970s: 4
1980s: 19
1990s: 9
2000s: 14
2010s: 53

LIST IS FINAL

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

10th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge

2013: 109 + Checklist + Theme Nights

Goals: 100 films, checklist, theme nights All Goals Completed
*Denotes First Time Watch

Formats:
Blue=Blu-ray - 41 entries
Red=Streaming - 37 entries
Black=DVD - 18.5 entries
Orange = TV/DVR/On Demand - 5.5 entries

Film First Time Watches: 86/100 Films (86%) Counting TV entries - 88/102 (86%)
Total Time Spent Watching: 159 hours 29 minutes
Average Entry Length: 94 minutes
Number of Entries watched with commentary: 1

Films/Entries Watched by Decade:
1940s: 1
1950s: 2.5
1960s: 3
1970s: 15
1980s: 38
1990s: 10
2000s: 16
2010s: 16.5

September 30 - after dusk
Total time: 1 hour 43 minutes
1. Scanners (David Cronenberg, 1981)* - 103 minutes - 7.5/10

October 1
Total time: 7 hours 33 minutes
2. Curtains (Richard Ciupka, 1983)* - 89 minutes - 7.5/10
3. The Return of the Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon, 1985)* - 91 minutes - 8/10
4. The Godsend (Gabrielle Beaumont, 1980)* - 86 minutes - 5/10
5. The Outing (Tom Daley, 1987)* 87 minutes - 4/10
6. Session 9 (Brad Anderson, 2001)* -100 minutes -7.25/10

October 2
Total time: 4 hours 36 minutes
7. The Carrier (Nathan J. White, 1988)* - 99 minutes - 6.25/10
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984) - 91 minutes - 10/10
9. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (Jack Sholder, 1985) - 86 minutes - 7.5/10

October 3
Total time: 4 hours 36 minutes
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Chuck Russell, 1987) - 96 minutes - 8/10
11. The Fly (Kurt Neumann, 1958)* - 94 minutes - 7.5/10
12. The Asphyx (Peter Newbrook, 1973)* - 86 minutes - 7.25/10

October 4
Total time: 6 hours 12 minutes
13. Just Before Dawn (Jeff Lieberman, 1981)* - 91 minutes - 7.5/10
14. The Loved Ones (Sean Byrne, 2009)* - 84 minutes - 8/10
15. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (Renny Harlin, 1988) - 93 minutes - 7.5/10
16. Broken Lizard's Club Dread (Jay Chandrasekhar, 2004)* - 104 minutes - 5/10

October 5
Total time: 3 hours
17. Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1978)* - 92 minutes - 8/10
18. Demons (Lamberto Bava, 1985)* - 88 minutes - 9/10

October 6
Total time: 7 hours 52 minutes
19. Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (René Cardona, 1964)* - 89 minutes - 5/10
20. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (Stephen Hopkins, 1989) - 89 minutes - 5.25/10
21. Jennifer's Body (Karyn Kusama, 2009)* - 107 minutes - 7/10
22. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (Rachel Talalay, 1991) - 89 minutes - 6.5/10
23. Stake Land (Jim Mickle, 2010)* - 98 minutes - 8/10

October 7
Total time: 6 hours 55 minutes
24. Street Trash (James M. Muro, 1987)* - 101 minutes - 6/10
25. New Nightmare (Wes Craven, 1994) - 112 minutes - 8/10
26. The Tortured (Robert Lieberman, 2010)* - 82 minutes - 5/10
27. TV Episodes:
-The Strain S01E13 - The Master (2014)* - 60 minutes - 7.5/10
-Tales of Frankenstein Pilot (1958)* - 30 minutes - 5/10
-Tales of Frankenstein Pilot (1958) - with commentary by Ted Newsom, Gary H. Smith, and Stuart Galbraith IV* - 30 minutes - 7/10

October 8
Total time: 3 hours 35 minutes
28. Uzumaki (Spiral) (Higuchinsky, 2000)* - 90 minutes - 7.25/10
29. Wolf (Mike Nichols, 1994)* - 125 minutes - 7.5/10

October 9
Total time: 1 hour 34 minutes
30. Grabbers (Jon Wright, 2012)* - 94 minutes - 7/10

October 10
Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes
31. Hands of the Ripper (Peter Sasdy, 1971)* - 85 minutes - 6/10

October 11
Total time: 4 hours 35 minutes
32. Phantasm II (Don Coscarelli, 1988)* - 97 minutes - 7.5/10
33. Maniac (William Lustig, 1980)* - 88 minutes - 7/10
34. Copperhead (Todor Chapkanov, 2008)* - 90 minutes - 4/10

October 12
Total time: 1 hour 26 minutes
35. The Iron Rose (Jean Rollin, 1973)* - 86 minutes - 6.5/10

October 13
Total time: 3 hours 7 minutes
36. Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, 1985)* - 85 minutes - 7.5/10
37. Prison (Renny Harlin, 1987)* - 102 minutes - 7/10

October 14
Total time: 2 hours 59 minutes
38. Night of the Comet (Thom Eberhardt, 1984) - 95 minutes - 7.25/10
39. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (Hajime Satô, 1968)* - 84 minutes - 7/10

October 15
Total time: 1 hour 59 minutes
40. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001)* - 119 minutes - 7.25/10

October 16
Total time: 4 hours 44 minutes
41. Intruder (Scott Spiegel, 1989)* - 83 minutes - 6.5/10
42. The Living Skeleton (Hiroshi Matsuno, 1968)* - 81 minutes - 6/10
43. TV Episodes:
-Doctor Who S08E08 - Mummy on the Orient Express (2014)* - 60 minutes - 6/10
-Franklin and Bash S04E09 - Spirits in the Material World (2014)* - 60 minutes - 7.5/10

October 17
Total time: 1 hour 22 minutes
44. Inside (Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury, 2007)* - 82 minutes - 7.5/10

October 18
Total time: 2 hours 50 minutes
45. Mardi Gras Massacre (Jack Weis, 1978)* - 90 minutes - 4/10
46. Crawlspace (David Schmoeller, 1986)* - 80 minutes - 7.75/10

October 19
Total time: 4 hours 29 minutes
47. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (Mario Bava, 1970)* - 81 minutes - 5/10
48. eXistenZ (David Cronenberg, 1999)* - 97 minutes - 8/10
49. Dead Snow (Tommy Wirkola, 2009)* - 91 minutes - 6/10

October 20
Total time: 6 hours 20 minutes
50. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (Andrew Monument, 2009)* - 96 minutes - 7/10
51. Dracula 3D (Dario Argento, 2012)* - 110 minutes - 2/10
52. House (Steve Miner, 1986)* - 93 minutes - 7/10
53. Infection (Albert Pyun, 2005)* - 81 minutes

October 21
Total time: 4 hours 54 minutes
54. Raw Force (Edward D. Murphy, 1982)* - 86 minutes - 6.75/10
55. Night Train to Terror (Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, 1985)* - 98 minutes - 6/10
56. The Frighteners (Peter Jackson, 1996)* - 110 minutes - 8/10

October 22
Total time: 9 hours
57. Twins of Evil (John Hough, 1971)* - 87 minutes - 8/10
58. Rocktober Blood (Beverly Sebastian, 1984)* - 87 minutes - 8/10
59. The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)* - 96 minutes - 9/10
60. Body Bags (John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, 1993)* - 93 minutes - 7.25/10
61. House II: The Second Story (Ethan Wiley, 1987)* - 88 minutes - 5.25/10
62. Maniac (Franck Khalfoun, 2012)* - 89 minutes - 6/10

October 23
Total time: 8 hours 36 minutes
63. House on Haunted Hill (William Castle, 1959)* - 75 minutes - 7/10
64. The Hole (Nick Hamm, 2001)* - 102 minutes - 5.5/10
65. The Dungeonmaster AKA Ragewar (David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko, 1984)* - 77 minutes - 6/10
66. Cellar Dweller (John Carl Buechler, 1988)* - 77 minutes - 6/10
67. MST3K Version - The Corpse Vanishes (Wallace Fox, 1942)* - 89 minutes - 3/10
68. Bloodworx (Eric Wostenberg, 2012)* - 96 minutes

October 24
Total time: 6 hours 34 minutes
69. See No Evil 2 (Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, 2014)* - 90 minutes - 6/10
70. Dawn of the Dead (Zack Snyder, 2004) - 108 minutes - 8/10
71. The Innkeepers (Ti West, 2011)* - 101 minutes - 7.5/10
72. The Sacrament (Ti West, 2013)* - 95 m