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Old 09-07-15, 08:12 AM
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Re: The 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Challenges participated in: 6th
Total views: 33
First-time views (including TV episodes): 26.75
Formats viewed: BD, DVD, Comcast on demand, Amazon Video rental
Decades watched: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Personal goal: Set a new high ACHIEVED!
Favorite first-time views: House of Wax (1953), Dracula (1931), It Follows (2014), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)


The 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge"


2014 list (25.25 titles)
2013 list (13 titles)
2012 list (10.75 titles)
2011 list (5.25 titles)
2010 list (4.25 titles)

*First-time viewing

10/1
Read Trevor's dream post
1. Drag Me to Hell (2009)* (unrated cut) (DVD)
1.5. Scream Queens (2015) season 1 ep 1* (Comcast on demand)

10/2
2.5. The Fog (2005)* (Netflix DVD)
3.5. Final Destination (2000)* (4 Film Favorites DVD)

10/5
4.5. Final Destination 2 (2003)* (4 Film Favorites DVD)
5.5. Final Destination 3 (2006)* (4 Film Favorites DVD)

10/6
6.5. The Final Destination (2009)* (4 Film Favorites DVD)
7.5. Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort* (Netflix DVD)

10/7
8.5. Prom Night (1980)* (Echo Bridge Midnight Horror Collection DVD)
9.5. Meridian (aka Night of the Beast) (1990) (Echo Bridge Midnight Horror Collection DVD)
10.5. Decadent Evil (2005)* (Echo Bridge Midnight Horror Collection DVD)

10/8
11.5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5 ep 8 "Shadow"* (DVD)
12. The Shining (1980) (two-disc SE DVD)
13. Resident Evil Degeneration (2008)* (DVD)

10/13
14. It Follows (2014)* (Netflix BD)
15. The Walking Dead season 6 ep 1 "First Time"* (Comcast on demand)

10/14
16. Return to Horror High (1987)* (Netflix DVD)

10/16
17. Lifeforce (1985) (Shout Factory BD/DVD combo)

10/19
18. House of Wax (1953)* (TCM Greatest Classic Films: Horror)

10/22
19. Sleepaway Camp (1983)* (Netflix DVD)
20. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)* (Netflix DVD)

10/23
21. The Phantom of the Opera (2004) (BD)

10/24
Dracula stage production at Taproot Theatre

10/27
22. House of Wax (2005)* (DVD)
23. Embrace of the Vampire (1994) (DVD)

10/28
24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)* (BD/DVD combo)
25. Dracula (1931)* (UK BD Universal Monsters Collection)

10/29
26. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)* (Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films)
27. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)* (TCM Classic Films: Horror DVD)
28. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)* (Netflix DVD)

10/30
29. House of the Dead (2003)* (Netflix DVD)
30. Van Helsing (2004)* (DVD)
31. The Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors 2015* (Comcast on demand)

10/31
31.25. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (BD)
31.5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Amazon rental)
32.5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5 ep 9 "Listening to Fear"* (DVD)

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Goal: 55 films

Key: [¹] = first time viewing

Week 1
Spoiler:
Dawn of the Challenge: Wednesday, September 30th

1. Carnival of Souls (1962) [¹] (8/10) (Hulu) - Eerie echoes of the silent film era clap throughout Carnival of Souls as the ghouls wear faces of makeup that wouldn't be foreign to German Expressionist film. To see it being utilized in this 1962 horror picture is just as startling as the unusual machinations of the performance of its star, Candace Hilligoss. At times, the film is a chore to watch (in particular, all scenes with her fellow lodger, John Linden) but it never once shakes off its rich atmospherics, nor does its hypnotic soundtrack cease to unnerve. It was a pleasure to watch this film, and even more so to have it open this very Halloween challenge.

2. The Brood (1979) [¹] (2/10) (mp4) - A cypher of adulthood and mental illness that falls flat before it even reaches its midway point; Cronenberg's body horror is grotesque to the hilt but I wouldn't have it any other way, I'd rather have a more shaped, less tiring Cronenberg film.

Day 1: Thursday, October 1st

3. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) (6/10) (mp4) - A childhood favorite that shows the strain of its age and also strongly demarcates the film industry of yesterday that allowed such a goofy yet charming film to be made from the film industry of today that is only motivated in feeding its bloated pantheon of superhero films and then maybe another sequel to Dumb and Dumber. Worth it alone for Eartha Kitt's brilliant performance.

4. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) [¹] (5/10) (YouTube) - Even through the VHS haze of its YouTube presentation, this film's nature shots are still awfully pretty. The Legend of Boggy Creek is hardly compelling or artful but I can think of no good reason to thrash it either.

Day 2: Friday, October 2nd

5. Messiah of Evil (1973) [¹] (7/10) (Amazon) - In which Marianna Hill and Anitra Ford take bad bitch to the next level; without their magnetism, this film would have languished. The atmosphere in Messiah of Evil is stunningly thick and never once lets up. The scenes inside the supermarket and movie theater deserve to be more widely seen for how expertly constructed they are and their horrifying conclusions.

6. Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (1979) [¹] (6/10) (YouTube) - We take for granted how incredible the Internet is at this point in time in that this little Estonian film is accessible to anyone who knows it exists or just about anyone who takes a fateful wrong turn on the Internet. Dead Mountaineer's Hotel is a sleepy little Estonian sci-fi with glimpses of horror that is often eerie in its cold palette and maybe even slightly elegant. It's not the most riveting film but its aesthetic is unusual and worth witnessing at least once. It might just influence the right creatives in making unusual art to match.

Day 3: Saturday, October 3rd

7. The Wicker Man (1973) [¹] (3/10) (mp4) - I've been aware of The Wicker Man for years now but there's never been any urgency to watch it until now. I should have kept putting it off.

8. Deathgasm (2015) [¹] (3/10) (mp4) - ...

Day 4: Sunday, October 4th

9. Ghostwatch (1992) [¹] (9/10) (Vimeo lol) - I don't scare easily, Ghostwatch had me turning around every two minutes expecting Pipes to embrace me into the warm embrace of death. I can easily see why this made everyone batshit when it aired because in its format and circumstances (its cast were established and seemingly professional British television personalities), it's so believable.


Week 2

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List is complete

Goal - 31 plus movies and whatever TV I watch
☼ - First Time View
* - wildcard

Stats:
Spoiler:

Code:
Total:  42
Total First Time Watched:  29

# |c_media          |count( c_first_time_view )
--+-----------------+--------------------------
1 |Blu              |1                         
2 |Dailymotion      |1                         
3 |Dvd              |9                         
4 |Netflix          |3                         
5 |OTA              |2                         
6 |Popcornflix      |1                         
7 |Prime            |3                         
8 |Shout! Factory TV|1                         
9 |Shudder          |1                         
10|Youtube          |9  

#|c_media_type|count( c_first_time_view )
-+------------+--------------------------
1|Movie       |23                        
2|TV          |6

#|c_media_type|count(*)
-+------------+--------
1|Movie       |36      
2|TV          |9       


# |c_country_code|count( * )
--+--------------+----------
1 |AU            |1         
2 |CA            |1         
3 |DE            |1         
4 |GB            |5         
5 |HK            |5         
6 |IN            |1         
7 |JP            |7         
8 |MY            |1         
9 |TW            |1         
10|US            |22

# |c_country_code|c_color|count( * )
--+--------------+-------+----------
1 |AU            |Color  |1         
2 |CA            |Color  |1         
3 |DE            |Color  |1         
4 |GB            |B&W    |1         
5 |GB            |Color  |4         
6 |HK            |Color  |5         
7 |IN            |Color  |1         
8 |JP            |B&W    |1         
9 |JP            |Color  |6         
10|MY            |Color  |1         
11|TW            |Color  |1         
12|US            |B&W    |9         
13|US            |Color  |13 

#|c_media_type|count( * )
-+------------+----------
1|Movie       |36        
2|TV          |9 

# |c_media          |count( * )
--+-----------------+----------
1 |Blu              |1         
2 |Dailymotion      |1         
3 |Dvd              |17        
4 |Netflix          |3         
5 |OTA              |2         
6 |Popcornflix      |1         
7 |Prime            |4         
8 |Shout! Factory TV|4         
9 |Shudder          |1         
10|Youtube          |11 

# |c_media_type|c_media          |count( * )
--+------------+-----------------+----------
1 |Movie       |Dailymotion      |1         
2 |Movie       |Dvd              |13        
3 |Movie       |Netflix          |2         
4 |Movie       |Popcornflix      |1         
5 |Movie       |Prime            |3         
6 |Movie       |Shout! Factory TV|4         
7 |Movie       |Shudder          |1         
8 |Movie       |Youtube          |11        
9 |TV          |Blu              |1         
10|TV          |Dvd              |4         
11|TV          |Netflix          |1         
12|TV          |OTA              |2         
13|TV          |Prime            |1 

#|challenge_id|c_name        |c_episode_name|c_year|c_director|c_media_type|c_media|c_country_code|c_color|c_first_time_view
-+------------+--------------+--------------+------+----------+------------+-------+--------------+-------+-----------------
1|12          |Penny Dreadful|Resurrection  |2014  |          |TV          |Blu    |US            |Color  |Y    

#|decade
-+------
1|1940  
2|1950  
3|1960  
4|1970  
5|1980  
6|1990  
7|2000  
8|2010  

#|decade|per_decade
-+------+----------
1|1940  |3         
2|1950  |6         
3|1960  |3         
4|1970  |4         
5|1980  |8         
6|1990  |5         
7|2000  |4         
8|2010  |12  

# |c_year|count( * )
--+------+----------
1 |1942  |1         
2 |1944  |1         
3 |1948  |1         
4 |1953  |1         
5 |1956  |1         
6 |1957  |1         
7 |1958  |1         
8 |1959  |2         
9 |1965  |1         
10|1966  |1         
11|1968  |1         
12|1973  |1         
13|1977  |2         
14|1979  |1         
15|1980  |1         
16|1981  |1         
17|1982  |2         
18|1983  |2         
19|1987  |1         
20|1988  |1         
21|1993  |1         
22|1994  |1         
23|1995  |1         
24|1996  |1         
25|1999  |1         
26|2002  |1         
27|2003  |1         
28|2005  |1         
29|2007  |1         
30|2011  |1         
31|2012  |3         
32|2013  |2         
33|2014  |3         
34|2015  |3     

# |c_country_code|c_media          |count( * )
--+--------------+-----------------+----------
1 |AU            |Dvd              |1         
2 |CA            |Netflix          |1         
3 |DE            |Dvd              |1         
4 |GB            |Dvd              |2         
5 |GB            |Prime            |1         
6 |GB            |Shudder          |1         
7 |GB            |Youtube          |1         
8 |HK            |Dvd              |3         
9 |HK            |Youtube          |2         
10|IN            |Dvd              |1         
11|JP            |Dvd              |3         
12|JP            |Shout! Factory TV|4         
13|MY            |Dvd              |1         
14|TW            |Youtube          |1         
15|US            |Blu              |1         
16|US            |Dailymotion      |1         
17|US            |Dvd              |5         
18|US            |Netflix          |2         
19|US            |OTA              |2         
20|US            |Popcornflix      |1         
21|US            |Prime            |3         
22|US            |Youtube          |7  

#|decade|c_color|per_decade
-+------+-------+----------
1|1940  |B&W    |3         
2|1950  |B&W    |6         
3|1960  |B&W    |2         
4|1960  |Color  |1         
5|1970  |Color  |4         
6|1980  |Color  |8         
7|1990  |Color  |5         
8|2000  |Color  |4         
9|2010  |Color  |12 

#|decade|c_first_time_view|per_decade
-+------+-----------------+----------
1|1940  |Y                |1         
2|1950  |Y                |4         
3|1960  |Y                |1         
4|1970  |Y                |3         
5|1980  |Y                |6         
6|2000  |Y                |2         
7|2010  |Y                |11   

# |c_country_code|c_name                        |c_media          |c_director                   |c_color|count(c_name)
--+--------------+------------------------------+-----------------+-----------------------------+-------+-------------
1 |AU            |Undead                        |Dvd              |The Spierig Brothers         |Color  |1            
2 |CA            |Spooksville                   |Netflix          |                             |Color  |1            
3 |DE            |Der Bucklige von Soho         |Dvd              |Alfred Vohrer                |Color  |1            
4 |GB            |Dramarama: Spooky             |Dvd              |                             |Color  |2            
5 |GB            |Nothing But the Night         |Prime            |Peter Sasdy                  |Color  |1            
6 |GB            |Storage 24                    |Shudder          |Johannes Roberts             |Color  |1            
7 |GB            |X The Unknown                 |Youtube          |Leslie Norman/Joseph Losey   |B&W    |1            
8 |HK            |Demon Strike                  |Youtube          |Mun Yiu-Wa                   |Color  |1            
9 |HK            |Kung Fu Zombie                |Dvd              |Hua Shan                     |Color  |1            
10|HK            |Mantis Fists and Tiger Claws o|Youtube          |Simon Chui Yee-Ang/Cheung Sum|Color  |1            
11|HK            |Mr Vampire 3                  |Dvd              |Ricky Lau                    |Color  |1            
12|HK            |Mr Vampire 4                  |Dvd              |Ricky Lau                    |Color  |1            
13|IN            |Go Goa Gone                   |Dvd              |Krishna D.K./Raj Nidimoru    |Color  |1            
14|JP            |Dororo                        |Dvd              |Shiota Akihiko               |Color  |1            
15|JP            |Gamera 2: Advent Of Legion    |Shout! Factory TV|Kaneko Shûsuke               |Color  |1            
16|JP            |Gamera 3: Revenge Of Iris     |Shout! Factory TV|Kaneko Shûsuke               |Color  |1            
17|JP            |Gamera Super Monster          |Shout! Factory TV|Noriaki Yuasa                |Color  |1            
18|JP            |Gamera: Guardian Of The Univer|Shout! Factory TV|Kaneko Shûsuke               |Color  |1            
19|JP            |Iria - Zeiram the Animation   |Dvd              |                             |Color  |1            
20|JP            |The Living Skeleton           |Dvd              |Hiroshi Matsuno              |B&W    |1            
21|MY            |Satan's Slave (Pengabdi setan)|Dvd              |Sisworo Gautama Putra        |Color  |1            
22|TW            |Wolf Devil Woman              |Youtube          |Pearl Cheung Ling            |Color  |1            
23|US            |Abbott & Costello Meet Franken|Dvd              |Charles Barton               |B&W    |1            
24|US            |After                         |Netflix          |Ryan Smith                   |Color  |1            
25|US            |Bowery at Midnight            |Youtube          |Wallace Fox                  |B&W    |1            
26|US            |Cry of the Werewolf           |Youtube          |Henry Levin                  |B&W    |1            
27|US            |Doom                          |Dvd              |Andrzej Bartkowiak           |Color  |1            
28|US            |Monster Madness: Mutants,Space|Prime            |Jeff Herberger               |Color  |1            
29|US            |Over the Garden Wall          |Prime            |                             |Color  |1            
30|US            |Penny Dreadful                |Blu              |                             |Color  |1            
31|US            |Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum  |Popcornflix      |Thomas L. Phillips           |Color  |1            
32|US            |Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfo|Dvd              |Ed Ragozzino                 |Color  |1            
33|US            |Terror in the Midnight Sun    |Youtube          |Virgil W. Vogel              |B&W    |1            
34|US            |The Colossus of New York      |Youtube          |Eugène Lourié                |B&W    |1            
35|US            |The Dark Intruder             |Dailymotion      |Harvey Hart                  |B&W    |1            
36|US            |The Maze                      |Youtube          |William Cameron Menzies      |B&W    |1            
37|US            |The Monster of Piedras Blancas|Youtube          |Irvin Berwick                |B&W    |1            
38|US            |The Rats                      |Dvd              |John Lafia                   |Color  |1            
39|US            |The Unknown Terror            |Youtube          |Charles Marquis Warren       |B&W    |1            
40|US            |The X-Files                   |Dvd              |                             |Color  |1            
41|US            |Tremors 5: Bloodlines         |Netflix          |Don Michael Paul             |Color  |1            
42|US            |You're Next                   |Prime            |Adam Wingard                 |Color  |1            
43|US            |iZombie                       |OTA              |                             |Color  |2


09/30/2015
01. The Living Skeleton,, 1968, Hiroshi Matsuno, Movie, Dvd, JP, B&W, ☼
02. The Dark Intruder,, 1965, Harvey Hart, Movie, Dailymotion, US, B&W, ☼

10/01/2015
03. Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot,, 1977, Ed Ragozzino, Movie, Dvd, US, Color, ☼
04. Spooksville, "The Howling Ghost/The Haunted Cave/The Evil House/The Thing in the Closet", 2013,, TV, Netflix, CA, Color, ☼

10/02/2015
05. Iria - Zeiram the Animation, "Episodes 1-6", 1994,, TV, Dvd, JP, Color,

10/03/2015
06. Nothing But the Night,, 1973, Peter Sasdy, Movie, Prime, GB, Color, ☼

10/04/2015
07. Over the Garden Wall,, 2014,, TV, Prime, US, Color,

10/05/2015
08. The X-Files, "Squeeze/Tooms", 1993,, TV, Dvd, US, Color,

10/06/2015
09. Doom,, 2005, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Movie, Dvd, US, Color,

10/07/2015
10. Storage 24,, 2012, Johannes Roberts, Movie, Shudder, GB, Color, ☼

10/08/2015
10.5. iZombie, "Grumpy Old Liv", 2015,, TV, OTA, US, Color, ☼
11. Penny Dreadful, "Resurrection", 2014,, TV, Blu, US, Color, ☼

10/09/2015
12. You're Next,, 2011, Adam Wingard, Movie, Prime, US, Color, ☼
13. Kung Fu Zombie,, 1981, Hua Shan, Movie, Dvd, HK, Color, ☼

10/10/2015
14. Go Goa Gone,, 2013, Krishna D.K./Raj Nidimoru, Movie, Dvd, IN, Color, ☼
15. Satan's Slave (Pengabdi setan),, 1982, Sisworo Gautama Putra, Movie, Dvd, MY, Color, ☼

10/11/2015
16. Monster Madness: Mutants, Space Invaders, and Drive-Ins,, 2014, Jeff Herberger, Movie, Prime, US, Color, ☼
17. Tremors 5: Bloodlines,, 2015, Don Michael Paul, Movie, Netflix, US, Color, ☼

10/12/2015
18. The Colossus of New York,, 1958, Eugène Lourié, Movie, Youtube, US, B&W,

10/13/2015
19. The Unknown Terror,, 1957, Charles Marquis Warren, Movie, Youtube, US, B&W, ☼

10/14/2015
20. Mantis Fists and Tiger Claws of Shaolin,, 1977, Simon Chui Yee-Ang/Cheung Sum, Movie, Youtube, HK, Color, ☼

10/15/2015
21. Cry of the Werewolf,, 1944, Henry Levin, Movie, Youtube, US, B&W, ☼

10/16/2015
21.5. iZombie, "Zombie Bro", 2015,, TV, OTA, US, Color, ☼
21.75. Dramarama: Spooky, "War Games with Caroline", 1983,, TV, Dvd, GB, Color, ☼
22. Dramarama: Spooky, "The Exorcism of Amy", 1983,, TV, Dvd, GB, Color, ☼

10/17/2015
23. The Monster of Piedras Blancas,, 1959, Irvin Berwick, Movie, Youtube, US, B&W, ☼
24. Gamera Super Monster,, 1980, Noriaki Yuasa, Movie, Shout! Factory TV, JP, Color, ☼
25. Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe,, 1995, Kaneko Shûsuke, Movie, Shout! Factory TV, JP, Color,
26. Gamera 2: Advent Of Legion,, 1996, Kaneko Shûsuke, Movie, Shout! Factory TV, JP, Color,

10/18/2015
27. Gamera 3: Revenge Of Iris,, 1999, Kaneko Shûsuke, Movie, Shout! Factory TV, JP, Color,
28. Terror in the Midnight Sun,, 1959, Virgil W. Vogel, Movie, Youtube, US, B&W, ☼

10/19/2015
29. Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum,, 2012, Thomas L. Phillips, Movie, Popcornflix, US, Color, ☼

10/20/2015
30. Bowery at Midnight,, 1942, Wallace Fox, Movie, Youtube, US, B&W, ☼ *

10/21/2015
31. Wolf Devil Woman,, 1982, Pearl Cheung Ling, Movie, Youtube, TW, Color, ☼

10/22/2015
32. The Maze,, 1953, William Cameron Menzies, Movie, Youtube, US, B&W, ☼

10/23/2015
33. After,, 2012, Ryan Smith, Movie, Netflix, US, Color, ☼

10/24/2015
34. The Rats,, 2002, John Lafia, Movie, Dvd, US, Color, ☼

10/25/2015
35. Der Bucklige von Soho,, 1966, Alfred Vohrer, Movie, Dvd, DE, Color, ☼

10/26/2015
36. Undead,, 2003, The Spierig Brothers, Movie, Dvd, AU, Color,

10/27/2015
37. Demon Strike,, 1979, Mun Yiu-Wa, Movie, Youtube, HK, Color, ☼ *

10/28/2015
38. X The Unknown,, 1956, Leslie Norman/Joseph Losey, Movie, Youtube, GB, B&W,

10/29/2015
39. Dororo,, 2007, Shiota Akihiko, Movie, Dvd, JP, Color, ☼

10/30/2015
40. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,, 1948, Charles Barton, Movie, Dvd, US, B&W,

10/31/2015
41. Mr Vampire 3,, 1987, Ricky Lau, Movie, Dvd, HK, Color,
42. Mr Vampire 4,, 1988, Ricky Lau, Movie, Dvd, HK, Color,

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END TOTALS: 64 films, 4295 minutes.




Screwadu's Official 2015 List-o-Flix
Titles in blue are from the 1001 Movies List
Titles in purple are first time viewings
Goal: Surpass personal record of 95 films viewed, 2012
Total time: 4295 minutes


Week One: September 30 - October 3
1. The House of the Devil (Georges Méliès, 1896) A bat flies into an ancient castle and transforms itself into Mephistopheles. Producing a cauldron, he conjures up a young girl and various supernatural creatures. 3 minutes.
2. The Devil's Castle (Georges Méliès, 1897) A man enters a haunted castle and is taunted by spirits inside. 1 minute.
3. Face of the Screaming Werewolf (Gilberto Martínez Solares, 1964) A scientist unwittingly awakens a bloodthirsty werewolf during his experiments with an ancient mummy. 60 minutes.
4. The Flying Serpent (Sam Newfield, 1946) A deranged archaeologist unearths an ancient flying serpent creature named Quetzelcoatl and uses it to extract deadly revenge upon his enemies. 60 minutes.
5. Plan 9 from Outer Space (Edward D. Wood, 1959) Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating Solaranite, a sort of sun-driven bomb. 79 minutes.
6. The Killer Shrews (Ray Kellogg, 1959) On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane. 69 minutes.
7. Orgy of the Dead (Edward D. Wood, 1965) After John and his girlfriend Shirley crash their car, they wander into a graveyard and encounter the dancing dead, a full moon spectacle overseen by the Ruler of the Dark. 92 minutes.
8. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (Riccardo Freda, 1959) Academic researchers are chased by a nuclear-hot specimen of ancient Mayan blob. 76 minutes.
9. The Giant Gila Monster (Ray Kellogg, 1959) A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community with a heroic teenager attempting to destroy the creature. 75 minutes. MST3K EDITION
10. The Devil Bat (Jean Yarbrough, 1940) A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it. 68 minutes.
11. Bride of the Monster (Edward D. Wood, 1955) A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen. 69 minutes.
12. Night of the Ghouls (Edward D. Wood, 1959) Dr. Acula, a phony medium, swindles people by pretending to contact dead relatives, but then accidentally succeeds in reviving a bunch of corpses. 70 minutes.

Week Two: October 4 - October 10
13. Attack of the Crab Monsters (Roger Corman, 1957) People are trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, brain-eating giant crabs. 62 minutes.
14. Frankenstein (J. Searle Dawley, 1910) Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. 16 minutes.
15. The Crawling Eye (Quentin Lawrence, 1958) A series of decapitations on a Swiss mountainside appear to be connected to a mysterious radioactive cloud. 84 minutes.
16. The Beast of Yucca Flats (Coleman Francis, 1961) A defecting Soviet scientist is hit by a nuclear explosion near Yucca Flats and roams around as a beast. 55 minutes.
17. The Mask of Fu Manchu (Charles Brabin, 1932) The evil genius Fu Manchu seeks to use mystical relics from the tomb of Genghis Khan so he and his diabolical daughter can enslave the world. 68 minutes.
18. Monster from Green Hell (Kenneth G. Crane, 1957) A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters. 71 minutes.
19. The Unknown Terror (Charles Marquis Warren, 1957) A woman leads an expedition into a remote jungle to find her brother, but instead finds a fungus monster that feeds on the local inhabitants. 76 minutes.
20. From Hell It Came (Dan Milner, 1957) A wrongfully accused South Seas prince is executed and returns as a walking tree stump. 71 minutes.
21. Bride of the Gorilla (Curt Siodmak, 1951) The owner of a plantation is plagued by a strange voodoo curse which transforms him into a gorilla. 70 minutes.
22. Zombie Ass: The Toilet of the Dead (Noboru Iguchi, 2011) A group of teenagers find themselves in deep trouble when poop covered zombies controlled by parasites come out to attack them. 85 minutes.
23. It Conquered the World (Roger Corman, 1956) A scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions but only death results. 71 minutes.
24. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (William Beaudine, 1952) Two goofy entertainers meet a mad scientist on a jungle island. 74 minutes. WILD CARD
25. Beginning of the End (Bert I. Gordon, 1957) Giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm attack Chicago. 76 minutes.
26. The Monster (George Melies, 1903) An Egyptian Prince hires a dervish to resurrect his dead lover, who is then transformed into a skeletal monster. 2 minutes.
27. The Woman Eater (Charles Saunders, 1958) A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life. 70 minutes.
28. The Wasp Woman (Roger Corman, 1959) A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps but fails to anticipate the side-effects. 73 minutes.
29. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (Nathan Juran, 1958) When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind. 65 minutes.
30. Creature with the Atom Brain (Edward L. Cahn, 1955) An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power. 69 minutes.
31. The Deadly Mantis (Nathan Juran, 1957) A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south. 79 minutes.
32. The Brain from Planet Arous (Nathan Juran, 1957) Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March and threatens to destroy the world. 71 minutes.
33. Robot Monster (Phil Tucker, 1953) The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter. 66 minutes.
34. Horrors of Spider Island (Fritz Böttger, 1960) A troupe of beautiful dancers, stranded on a deserted island, panic when a spider bites their manager and turns him into a furry-faced monster with three fangs. 77 minutes.
35. King of the Zombies (Jean Yarbrough, 1941) On a spooky island, three stranded travelers find an evil doctor working with foreign spies and in control of zombies. 67 minutes.
36. Best Worst Movie (Michael Stephenson, 2009) A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. 93 minutes.
37. Invisible Ghost (Joseph H. Lewis, 1941) The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him. 64 minutes.
38. The Devil's Daughter (Arthur H. Leonard, 1939) Sylvia Walton returns from Harlem to take over a Jamaican plantation from her vindictive half-sister amid the growing sound of drums. 52 minutes.
39. Invasion of the Saucer Men (Edward L. Cahn, 1957) After a teenage couple accidentally runs over an alien with their car, the creature's hand falls off, comes alive, grows an eyeball and begins to stalk them. 69 minutes.

Week Three: October 11 - October 17
40. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (Eugène Lourié, 1953) A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City. 80 minutes.
41. The Monster That Challenged the World (Arnold Laven, 1957) Giant mollusk monsters attack California. 84 minutes.
42. Night Monster (Ford Beebe, 1942) Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths. 73 minutes.
43. Fiend Without a Face (Arthur Crabtree, 1958) Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents. 74 minutes.
44. The Mad Monster (Sam Newfield, 1942) A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge! 77 minutes.
45. Revenge of the Zombies (Steve Sekely, 1943) A Nazi scientist tries to raise an army of the dead to fight for Hitler. 58 minutes.

Week Four: October 18 - October 24
46. The Giant Claw (Fred F. Sears, 1957) Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture. 75 minutes.
47. Psycho Beach Party (Robert Lee King, 2000) Perky, virginal Chicklet becomes increasingly worried that she is responsible for a series of grisly murders during her frequent polka-dot-triggered blackouts. 95 minutes.
48. The Gorilla (Allan Dwan, 1939) When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. 66 minutes.
49. Tarantula (Jack Arnold, 1955) A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants. 80 minutes.
50. The Ape Man (William Beaudine, 1943) Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. 64 minutes.
51. Monster from the Ocean Floor (Wyott Ordung, 1953) Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. 64 minutes.
52. The Unearthly (Boris Petroff, 1957) A mad scientist seeks immortality with trial-and-error gland experiments and his servant, Lobo. 73 minutes.
53. The Beast of Hollow Mountain (Edward Nassour, 1956) An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle is being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur. 79 minutes.
54. Attack of the Giant Leeches (Bernard L. Kowalski, 1959) After local-moonshine swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. 62 minutes. MST3K EDITION
55. Terror From The Year 5000 (Robert J. Gurney Jr., 1958) Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, dates to 5200 AD! 66 minutes. MST3K EDITION

Week Five: October 25 - October 31
56. The Navy vs the Night Monsters (Michael A. Hoey, 1966) A scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens that soon reveal themselves to be killer, acid-secreting monsters that live by night. 87 minutes.
57. Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (Robert Gaffney, 1965) When a war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Princess Marcuzan to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. 79 minutes.
58. The Black Scorpion (Edward Ludwig, 1957) Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City. 88 minutes.
59. The Mole People (Virgil W. Vogel, 1956) A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia. 77 minutes.
60. It Came from Outer Space (Jack Arnold, 1953) A spaceship crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange. 81 minutes.
61. King Dinosaur (Bert I. Gordon, 1955) A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists discover giant iguanas on it. 63 minutes. WILD CARD
62. The Corpse Vanishes (Wallace Fox, 1968) A scientist kills virgin brides and extracts their bodily fluids to keep his ancient wife alive and young. 64 minutes.
63. The Beast of Borneo (Harry Garson, 1934) A crazed scientist needs primates to conduct experiments to prove his own theory of evolution, so he organizes an expedition into the jungles of Borneo to capture the animals he needs. 63 minutes.
64. Fire Maidens of Outer Space (Cy Roth, 1956) A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. 73 minutes.

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Re: The 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

List is FINAL

Results:
Total films viewed = 83 Goal was 75
First time viewings = 63 (75.9%)
My Sixth Challenge


Completed Theme Nights and Basic Checklist


By media: DVD (60), Blu-ray (20), Commercial VHS (2), Recorded off TV (1)

By decade: 1940s (9), 1950s (6), 1960s (12), 1970s (20), 1980s (20), 1990s (5), 2000s (8), 2010s (3)





2015 Horror Movie Challenge


Goal this year: Trying for 75!

2014 Total: 60
2013 Total: 90
2012 Total: 88
2011 Total: 105
2010 Total: 104

* = First Time Viewing
Theme Night Film
Media if not DVD

October 01
01. The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957)* (Mill Creek 4 Movie Collection Classic Horror)
A social worker and a psychiatrist investigate a series of deaths at a detention facility for girls. OK B-movie of the era with a good story and some nice make-up effects but it just falls a little flat. I was disappointed that Victor Jory didn't bring more life to his roll. 4.5/10
02. Critters 2 (1988)* (4 Film Favorites * Critters Collection)
A second batch of Crites hatches just as Brad returns to town for an Easter visit with his grandmother. Chaos follows. Fun, well done horror comedy with some good action scenes. The story moves quickly and doesn't last for too long. I got a couple of solids laughs out of this. 6/10
03. Night of the Demon (1980)
A college professor leads a group of people deep into the woods to search for positive evidence of the existence of Bigfoot. I liked this movie but it took a while. The acting is below average and the story has an odd structure but there are some eerie scenes, often due to effective background music, and the gore effects are satisfying. The last half hour really pulled me in. The Bigfoot costume is good but it's face is a little unusual. 5/10

October 02
04. Slaughter Hotel aka Cold Blooded Beast (1971)*
A masked killer uses ancient weapons to murder the beautiful patients in an exclusive sanitarium. Lots of female nudity, some approaching graphic, glacially paced with uninspired kills and a very unimpressive killer. When the action finally starts near the end it's all kinds of stupid. I can't believe Fernando di Leo directed this pig. 2/10
05. The Innkeepers (2011)*
Two employees of an inn about to close down search for evidence that the building really is haunted. Another film with a slow build but what a difference! The build up here is interesting and entertaining due in no small part to the leads, especially Sara Paxton who does a great job. There are also several nice jumps along the way and even a few chuckles. The payoff was just a tiny bit disappointing for me but it was also something a little different so that was nice. 7/10

October 03
06. Curse of Nostradamus (1960)* (Sinister Cinema)
A professor who heads a committee against superstition fights the vampire grandson of Nostradamus who wants to destroy all scientific endeavors. K. Gordon Murray English version of a Mexican movie consisting of three episodes of a TV serial. Three more movies follow to complete the story. Surprisingly watchable and entertaining with some very nice sets and OK dubbing. Vampires can be hurt by PLATINUM bullets in this story. 5.5/10
07. The Wicker Man (1973) (Extended version)
A devout Christian police officer goes to an isolated island to investigate a missing child. Well made and well acted with an increasing sense of strangeness. I've always sympathized with the police office who is just trying to do his duty and save a child but instead finds himself way over his head. The additional scenes don't really add much except for those at the very beginning where we get a better sense of who the Sergeant is. 8/10
08. The Whip and the Body (1963)* Blu-Ray
A disgraced, sadistic son returns to his father's castle. Murder and madness follow. Very deliberately paced but full of rich visuals and atmosphere. There are mostly dark scenes but color, texture, and shadows are still put to good use. Not exciting but very compelling. 7/10
09. Horror of Dracula (1958) (4 Film Favorites * Dracula)
Excellent retelling of the Dracula story. The first and probably the best of the Hammer Draculas. I love Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and even though Christopher Lee doesn't have that much dialog he is equally good as Dracula. Having Michael Gough in a major role is icing on the cake. It lacks the atmosphere of the Universal version but makes up for it in pacing, star power, and the fiercer, more sexual vampire. 8/10

October 04
10. Crowhaven Farm (1970)* (Sinister Cinema)
Hope Lange plays a woman who inherits a large farm and when she and her husband move in, she starts having terrifying visions of Puritan witch hunts. Nicely done with a predictable plot although the end was a bit unusual and unexpected. Fairly creepy for television of that era. First shown on ABC. 5/10
11. A Warning to the Curious (1972)* (Sinister Cinema)
An amateur archaeologist goes to a small coastal town in Norfolk, England searching for the last Saxon crown, said to protect the country from invasion. Extremely well done ghost story with a touch of ancient legend. Very low key and very British with a soundtrack that adds to the eerie nature of many scenes. BBC TV movie based on a story by MR James. 8/10

October 05
12. ParaNorman (2012)*
A boy who can see and speak to ghosts is the only one who can save his town from a witch's curse. Excellent animation and a good movie. I liked the beginning and end but I thought the van chase and what followed went on too long. Norman, Neil and the witch were great characters but many of the others seemed bland or just too standard. I got some laughs out of this and appreciated the nods to other films. 6/10

October 06
13. 30 Days of Night (2007)*
A group of vampires attacks a small town in the far north of Alaska when the month long night begins. Starts out strong and keeps the intensity up for the first two thirds or so. Then what seems like random action scenes pop up, the tension dissipates, and I started noticing some plot holes. Acting was OK with a couple of standouts and the end was interesting. I think the movie was just too long. 6.5/10

October 07
14. Deadly Friend (1986)*
A teen-aged genius who studies the human brain has a chance to put some of his more radical techniques to the test. The plot goes in a different direction than I thought it would which is OK but except for one fun kill there isn't anything scary or really outstanding here. 5/10
15. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)*
A novelist and occult expert takes on a satanic cult lead by an excommunicated priest. A bit muddled really with satanic type things happening at times without rhyme or reason. This happens more often as the film nears the climax. Christopher Lee flashes a few wonderfully evil grins and Richard Widmark is a decent hero but I wasn't able to ever get really involved. 5/10
16. The Prowler (1981)* Blu-Ray
A GI who got a "dear john" letter takes revenge on his girlfriend and her lover and then returns 35 years later for a pretty lame reason. The weapons of choice are a pitchfork and bayonet. The murder effects by Tom Savini are very well done and the camera lingers on the killings longer than usual. One scene even made my skin crawl. The rest of the film often borders on tedious, especially when the main characters are skulking around an old mansion on two different occasions. A character given a major buildup ends up totally ignored. 6/10

October 08
17. TerrorVision (1986)* Blu-Ray
An alien mutation gets to Earth through a malfunctioning TV satellite dish and terrorizes a hip 80's family. Campy acting and broad humor usually don't work for me but this was at least watchable with a few chuckles along the way. The monster looks pretty good and I liked the way it pre-digested it's victims. The Medusa horror-host character was also somewhat of a plus. 5/10
18. Killer Bees aka Killing Bee (2005)*
Japanese film about a group of girls on a camping trip who are attend by a mutant strain of killers bees with a particularly deadly venom and a high degree of intelligence. A slow build and there is never a really big payoff but tension is maintained throughout the film and some of the characters are quite likable if stereotypes. The cgi bees don't always look that good but they get the job done. 6/10

October 09
19. The Video Dead (1987)* Blu-Ray
Zombies emerge from an occult TV set and terrorize a suburban neighborhood. Really, just a couple of houses in the neighborhood because this a a very low budget production. There are just a handful of zombies but the the make-up is well done and each has a distinctive look. Gore effects the also more than passable. The tongue-in-cheek story isn't bad but the very sub-par acting sabotages all of this. Still I was never bored. 5/10
20. Zombies The Beginning (2007)*
A corporation sends a military squad to find out why they have lost contact with a (very large) reserach facility located on an island in South East Asia. Director Bruno Mattei's last film. It takes a while to get going. First we are treated to a testosterone soaked search of the facility filled with shouting, cursing, and all sorts of military type posturing. Once the action starts it doesn't let up and is full of well done zombie shuffling, gut munching, and overall gory goodness not to mention zombie babies, zombie adolescents and a GIANT BRIAN! Not a great movie but I really liked the insanity. 6.5/10

October 10
21. The Monsters Demolisher (1960)* (Sinister Cinema)
The next part of the Professor's fignt against the vampire Nostradamus has both sides gaining and losing allies. The Professor gets kicked out of the Anit-Superstition Society. This continues to be much better than I anticipated. Granted the heroes are dimwits at times but locations and sets are outstanding, interesting camera angles and lighting effects are used and the story takes a few turns you'd never see in American serials. 6/10
22. Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)* Blu-Ray England
Death and madness take over a 17th century English village after a farmer unearths a strangely deformed skull. Excellent sense of time and place due to well chosen sets and locations with an atmosphere of growing menace thanks to a solid script and an effective score. Not a fast moving film but well paced and very very absorbing. 8/10
23. Artifacts (2007)* Belgium
People are being killed by their doubles and a strange artifact is found in each victim's body. This film had so much promise. Tension starts from the very beginning and is maintained throughout. There is creative camera work and suspense filled chases. There is also a non-ending. This is really only half a movie. VERY disappointing. 6/10
24. Let the Right One In (2008)* Sweden
A boy makes friends with his new 12 year old neighbor and discovers she is a vampire. A quiet, low key movie with occasional bursts of spookiness or blood letting. Almost an arthouse vampire story. The two kids are outstanding as is the photography and direction. I've never been fond of sympathetic vamps but this won me over. Just a well made film overall. 8/10
25. Return of the Witch aka The Witch (1952)* (Sinister Cinema) Finland
An archaeologist discovers a 300 grave of a witch and during a fierce storm a naked woman is found in the excavated grave. Chaos follows as the woman uses feminine whiles and later supernatural tricks to turn men against each other. Interesting but not particularly scary. Background music is often kind of lighthearted making this seem more like a fairy tale. 5/10
26. Tomb of Torture (1963)* Italy
A young woman who is the exact image of a countess who disappeared years ago is plagued by nightmares of the countess's murder. There are some neat trappings here - a disfigured torturer, an old castle full of secret passages and rooms, ghostly visions, and even a deadly suit of armor but it never really comes together. There is also a lot of walking around by various people which slows things down. One oddity, instead of rats, the old castle is infested with guinea pigs! 4.5/10

October 11
27. Cave of the Living Dead (1964)* Germany
A police inspector is sent to a small village to investigate the deaths of six young women. Nice take on a vampire story. Excellent sets and locations with creepy caves, a sinister old castle and a decrepit village. A major plot point is never explained and it's easy to guess who's behind the murders but the pace never lags and it's a fun movie. 6/10
28. Return of the Evil Dead (1973) Spain
An abused hunchback raises The Blind Dead on the anniversary of their original deaths. Second entry in the series has some nice creepy moments along with some good action scenes and just about the right amount of goriness. Well paced with enough time for some tense interactions between the humans, 7/10
29. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)* (The Wes Craven Horror Collection)
An anthropologist goes to Haiti to search for the secret of zombification to use as a possible anesthetic. Very good movie full of authentic seeming voodoo rituals, eerie prophetic dreams, politics and dark magic. There are several creepy scenes in this well paced and well acted story. The finale is very exciting and stays just this side of being too much. 7.5/10
30. The Last House On the Left (1972)
Two teenager girls are abducted, raped and killed by four brutal criminals. A well made movie, with brutal violence and tension that never lets up once it begins to build. There are moments of comic relief based on incompetence in doing a job but I found those more annoying and unbelievable than anything else. Not a film I want to see very often. 7/10
31. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (The Nightmare on Elm Street Collection)
Several teenagers start having similar nightmares and start dying in mysterious and horrible ways. This horror classic still holds up pretty well with good special effects and a interesting and different menace. Besides it has John Saxon in it, one of my favorite stars of all time. 7/10

October 12
32. Basket Case 2 (1990)*
Saved and nursed back to health by Granny Ruth, the twins become part of a group of unique individuals and have to help protect their new family from a meddling reporter. More ambitious story than the first with dark humor but less outright horror. There is some gore but more impressive is the makeup of the new friends and an especially good looking Belial. The end has some bizarre if not totally unexpected developments. 6.5/10
33. Two on a Guillotine (1965)* (WB Archive Collection)
A famous magician dies and leaves everything to his daughter who he hasn't seen on twenty years but to get the inheritance the young woman must spend seven nights in her father's old house which is filled with tricks. Bland with no real scares. Cesar Romero chews the scenery a bit when he's around and Dean Jones is barely adequate as a reporter. Connie Stevens is cute as a button but I've had a crush on her since I was ten years old and she was on Hawaiian Eye. 4/10

October 13
34. Don't Look in the Basement aka The Forgotten (1973)*
A new nurse arrives at a private sanitarium just after the head doctor has been killed by one of the patients. Very low budget but also very compelling. A lot of the movie is talk, the patients interacting with each other and the staff but there is a growing undercurrent of unease that keeps building and patients and others begin to be hurt or killed. The climax may not be totally surprising but there are some twists that keep it interesting. 7/10
35. Crawlspace (1986)* Blu-Ray
A landlord who loves death and killing uses the ventilation ducts in his apartment building to spy on the tenants who are all beautiful women. Klaus Kinski makes this move but the score and fast pace directing help as well. A wonderfully bizarre, intense experience. 7/10

October 14
36. New York Ripper (1982)* Blu-Ray
A world weary police detective enlists the aid of a psychiatrist to help him track down a vicious serial killer who likes to slash young women. Lots of nudity and often kinky sex and very nasty murder scenes but the mystery is easily solved well before the end. Lots of the dubbing isn't very good but it still seems that I should have liked this more than I did. Some of my favorite parts were the location street scenes of New York in the early 1980's including lots of movie theater marquees. 6/10

October 15
37. Dead of Night (1977)*
Three strange stories by Richard Matheson: one about time travel, the next a vampire yarn and the third about a return from the grave. The first was OK, the second was better and the third was by far the strongest and creepiest of the three. Averages out to 6/10
38. The Frozen Ghost (1945)* (Inner Sanctum Mysteries)
A stage hypnotist, who is able to induce psychic powers in his partner, comes to believe that he killed a man using only the power of his mind. Not bad. Has many trappings of a horror movie - a discredited plastic surgeon, a wax museum, psychic abilities, and several mysterious disappearances - but tends to play more like a crime drama. A solid B-movie cast, including the always lovely Evelyn Ankers, helps. 5/10

October 16
39. Swamp Thing (1982) Blu-Ray
A scientist working on a way to merge plants and animals is turned into a terrifying creature after being exposed to his formula. An OK film although the characters often are just plain stupid and the plot is often advanced through coincidences. Louis Jourdan is better than I remember him as the evil Archane but I have grown tired of that style of villain. The Swamp Thing suit actually looks pretty good, even in close ups, until he moves when it just looks like a rubber suit. The design of the other creature seen near the end of the movie is pretty bad though. 5/10

October 17
40. Genie of Darkness (1960)* (Sinister Cinema)
The Professor and his allies continue their battle against the vampire Nostradamus. The third movie in the series still has nice sets, atmospheric scenes and even one nice jump scare along with some interesting plot developments but a sense of sameness is setting in. Entertaining but I didn't like it quite as much as the first two films. 5/10
41. Shivers aka They Came From Within (1975) Blu-Ray
A doctor in a huge, almost self sufficient, apartment building uncovers a condition that results in sexual and violent behavior. Gory, creepy, suspenseful with flashes of dark humor this is a well made film despite a bit of a low budget vibe. The effects are more than adequate and even today are fairly disgusting at times. It is a fairly standard story and it does hit a few notes that have become very familiar in zombie pics but it does have a different feel, especially the very last scene. 7.5/10
42. Curtains (1983)*
An arrogant director invites six performers to an isolated estate to test the for the starring role his next movie. They begin disappearing before they even get there! OK, some good stalking scenes and an eerie mask for the killer. Why these particular women were called to try for the part is a little unclear as are a few other plot threads. The characters and story never really came together for me. 6/10
43. Hell of the Living Dead (1980)* Blu-Ray
Something happens in a facility in New Guinea causing zombies. An elite military unit is sent there to do something and runs into a couple of reporters and lots of zombies. I don't expect strong stories in Italian zombie flicks from the 1980's but this non-plot takes the cake. There is LOTS of lovingly photographed zombie munching that gets boring by the end and there is a good deal of stock footage, I think from the wrong continent. Are there really elephants in New Guinea? The two best things are the Goblin score and the very attractive lead actress who goes around almost naked for a few minutes while making contact with the natives. 3/10
44. Teenage Frankenstein (1957) VHS
A descendant of the original Dr. Frankenstein uses the body of a teenaged boy as the basis of a new creation. Whit Bissell is fine as the arrogant doctor and has a few darkly humorous lines. And the good doctor has a 'gator in the basement of his lab to take care of spare body parts! The makeup is good for the time and budget and if the climax is a bit abrupt, the movie does switch to color for the final shocking scenes. A cut above the usual AIP drive-in fare. 6.5/10
45. Blood of Dracula (1957)
A new student at a boarding school for girls is hypnotized by one of her instructors in order to demonstrate the bestial horrors hidden in all human beings (it's research for the teacher's thesis!). Similar in many ways to I Was a Teenage Werewolf but not nearly as good. The creature makeup is just OK and the story is a bit too talky. 5/10

October 18
46. Pighunt (2008)*
A group of city folk heading deep into the woods to hunt ignore the typical warnings (hippies with big swords, inbread locals with vehicles out of a Mad Max movie, old grudges) and end up in a heap of trouble. A standard beginning and middle but it eventually goes in a pretty bizarre and unexpected direction. Entertaining action, some likable if at times insanely stupid characters, and mostly OK effects make for a surprisingly good movie. The final creature looks a bit awkward but that doesn't ruin the fun. 7/10
47. The Church (1989)*
A church librarian releases evil forces that have been buried under a cathedral since the middle ages. Excellent build up with several neat scares and once all hell breaks loose things go in wonderfully strange directions but at some point the story just goes too far into WTF land for my taste. Lots of great visuals and creepy characters add to the enjoyment. 7/10
48. Deadly Blessing (1981)*
Strange deaths start happening in and around a Hittite community. Except for the very last scene an extremely well done film with many moments of building tension and an overall feeling of growing menace. There are very likable characters and even the religious fanatics don't feel like stereotypes. The solution to the murders is even a cut above average. But that last scene is not only a bit cheesy but it almost ruins the whole story for me. Very disappointing. 6.5/10.
49. Strange Confession (1945)* (Inner Sanctum Mysteries)
A brilliant chemist takes savage revenge on the man responsible for a personal tragedy. Above average B-movie with a strong cast including Lloyd Bridges and J. Carrol Naish and an interesting story. 6/10

October 19
50. Scream (1996)*
As the first anniversary of a brutal murder approaches a series of killings begin which seem focused on the local high school. Refreshing take on slasher movies with some interesting touches and a fun attitude. Lots of nods and references to previous slasher flicks. I wouldn't be surprised if a missed more that one of these. 7/10

October 20
51. Night Monster (1942) with Svengoolie (2015)* Recorded off TV
Mysterious killings, possibly done by something that leaves huge footprints, start in and around an old mansion owned by a crippled invalid. Lots of Universal fog produce some creepy outdoors scenes while inside the mansion shadows are often put to good use. Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill get top billing but neither gets much screen time. I've seen this before but it's a short film so there's almost as much Sven stuff as movie so I'm calling it a FTV. Rating is for the whole package 6.5/10
52. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)*
Count Dracula goes to an isolated Chinese village to take control of seven local vampires. Prof. Van Helsing shows up to study Chinese vampire legends. Shaw Brothers meet Hammer in an occasionally uncomfortable but entertaining mash up. It was great to see Shaw stars (David Chiang!) and martial arts in the middle of the Horror challenge. Lots of action with seven brothers and one sister each using different weapons taking on the vampires and hordes of the living dead. I really didn't care for the actor who played Dracula though. Luckily Drac mostly appears in the guise of a Chinese warlord who was OK. 7/10

October 21
53. Scream 2 (1997)*
After the opening of a movie covering the story of Scream Sidney Prescott, now in college, and those around her are again menaced by someone wearing the Ghost Face costume. Still full of references to other movies but not nearly as clever or fresh as the first film. Entertaining but without breaking any new ground and rehashing some of the original. Maybe the movie itself is a comment on sequels rarely being as good as the previous film. If so, does that mean Scream 3 will intentionally suck? 6/10

October 22
54. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)* (The Pete Walker Collection Vol. 2) Blu-Ray
A group of actors, hired by a mysterious producer, go to an abandoned theater to rehearse some kind of show but start disappearing before they even get started. There are some suspenseful scenes but no scares or shock. There is a lot of nudity though, mostly female. Murders take place off screen but we usually see the bloody results. An extended flashback near the end explains what's going on but also slows the pace of the story. A good watch but nothing too special. 6/10

October 23
55. She Freak (1967)*
A good looking waitress working in a sleazy diner wants the better things in life so she joins up with a carnival. Basically Freaks in color with no budget. Lots of footage of a real carnival, setting things up, taking them down, setting them up again. Also lots of wandering around during the day and then at night. The night scenes are actually pretty cool because of the neon lights. Absolutely no shocks or horror until the very end and then it is kind of creepy. Still, strangely watchable. 4/10
56. Blood of Nostradamus (1960)* (Sinister Cinema)
The vampire Nostradamus kills the police chief and the Professor invents a machine that gives vampires splitting headaches. Who will survive? Pretty exciting conclusion to this serial has a mob with torches going after the Professor while he tries to finish off Nostradamus with his machine. Overall, a surprisingly enjoyable set of movies. 6/10

October 24
57. Screamers (1980)* Blu-Ray
Survivors of a shipwreck are cast ashore on an uncharted volcanic island inhabited by only a few people and also terrible creatures. Modified version of Island of the Fishmen. Added material is well done and the additional editing does pick up the pace although it has been a while since I saw the original. Pretty decent looking creatures. 7/10
Starting 5 FEATURE HORROR-O-THON A NIGHTMARE of TERROR
58. The Female Butcher aka The Legend of Blood Castle (1973)*
Under the influence of an old servant a noblewoman becomes obsessed with regaining her youth by bathing in the blood of virgins. Slow moving but never boring with some gore but no real shocks. A little confusing at times but all is explained in the good. Nice sense of early 19th century village. 6/10
59. Tower of Evil (1972) (The British Horror Collection - Elite)
Several people go to an isolated island that was recently the site of several bloody murders and they soon realize they are not the only ones there. Very nice setting (an abandoned light house) and some nice atmospheric scenes involving fog and some caves uder the island. A couple of good jump scares and some tasteful nudity. 6.5/10
60. Blood Mania (1970) (Mill Creek Gorehouse Greats Collection)
A doctor tries to get $50,000 to pay off a blackmailer and gets caught in a web of deceit and violence. More of a thriller with some horror overtones. The end didn't make a lot of sense to me although it did capture the trapped feeling of the doctor. 5/10
61. Crucible of Horror (1970)* (Mill Creek Pure Terror 50 Movie Set)
Michel Gough plays a strict husband and father who often beats his daughter. His wife decides that he must die. Very strange psychological horror story full of feelings of uneasiness and growing tension in the last half. Not everything that happened makes sense when the movie is over but overall very absorbing. 6/10
62. Cauldron of Blood (1967)* Blu-Ray
A reporter is sent to Spain to interview a reclusive sculptor and finds both love and terror. Slow moving with lots of travelogue sequences. What's going on is pretty obvious early on and although there are some interesting characters there isn't ever much tension or scares. Contains a very long and dull fistfight. 5/10

October 25
63. The Day of the Triffids (1963) VHS
An extended meteor show blinds most of the world's population and also deposits seeds that quickly grow into people eating planes. Solid monster stuff with a nice buildup. Two unrelated groups of characters are followed and each comes up with a method to destroy the plants. The Triffids are sometimes a little cheesy but some shots work pretty well. An old favorite of mine still holds up. 7/10
64. Contamination .7 (1993)* (Scream Factory All Night Horror Marathon Volume Two)
Illegally dumped nuclear waste turns tree roots into people eating tentacles. Generally stupid from start to finish. Below par acting with two key rolls, the sheriff and the corporate a-hole, being especially bad. There are only so many ways tentacle like tree roots can kill and we see them over and over again although there is one nice scene. The final solution seems especially lame since it would only increase the toxic pollution. Still, so dumb it was fun. 4.5/10
65. GhostHouse (1988)* Blu-Ray
Strange events in a long deserted house bring several teens into contact with horror and death. Nothing subtle here, outrageous weird stuff happens right away and just keeps on going. Once nice touch is that there are two sources of terror, a crazed groundskeeper and a curse from beyond the grave. Eerie music and a roller coaster pace help to drag you in even if almost everyone in the film acts like an idiot. Some things that happen make sense and some don't. A real guilty pleasure for me. 6/10
66. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)* Blu-Ray
A group of collage kids on a camping trip in the woods think two hillbillies are murderous psychos after a series of misunderstandings. Some good laughs and a good story. Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk are especially good as the hillbillies. Lots of fun. 7/10

October 26
67. Scream 3 (2000)*
Ghost Face returns and leaves a trail of bodies as he looks for Sidney. Meanwhile Stab 3 is in production. Much better than the second one with a fresher approach, humor more to my liking, and some really neat cameos. The mystery of Ghost Face is well done and the move to Hollywood pays off. 7/10

October 27
68. The Wolf Man (1941) (Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection)
Larry Talbot is bitten by a werewolf and becomes one himself. Strong cast especially Claude Rains as the somewhat cold father and Ralph Bellamy as the somewhat a-hole chief constable. Lon Chaney Jr. also does well. While the Wolf Man may not look as terrifying today as in 1941 it still looks good and I love those foggy moors that Universal did so well. 7/10
69. The Mad Monster (1942)*
To help the war effort a scientist develops a serum based on wolf blood that turns people into hairy kill-crazed monsters. Before turning it over to the government he uses it on his gardener in order to get revenge on scientists who mocked his theories. Kind of talky PRC cheapie although there are several fun scenes. George Zucco can get a nice rant on and the wolf man looks pretty good. Glenn Strange as the slow witted gardener is OK but overall the film lacks any spark. 4/10

October 28
70. The Uninvited (1944) Blu-Ray
A man and his sister buy an old house and after they move in they begin to experience ghostly phenomena which they suspect is connected to a young woman who lives nearby. I really like this film but haven't seen it in a long while and forgot many details. There are several subtle, creepy moments, a mystery to be solved and some effects that hold up well today. Really my ideal kind of ghost story. 9/10
71. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) (Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection)
After the events in Son of Frankenstein Igor rescues the monster from the sulfur pit and takes it to the younger son of the original Dr. Frankenstein. Lon Chaney Jr. makes a good surly monster but without Karloff's nice character touches. The story has some interesting touches and the Universal sets can still conjure up the right mood for the occasion. 7/10

October 29
72. The Bat People (1974)*
A man who is bitten by a bat and then suffers a severe reaction to an anti-rabies shot begins to turn into something deadly. The three main characters are not at all appealing and the script often has them doing stupid things and is full of coincidences. The monster makeup is fair and is wisely not fully revealed until near the end of the movie. There are lots of shots of real bats and a very nice cave to explore. There are also some unintentional laughs that make this watchable. 4/10
73. The Creeper (1948)*
Two scientists are working on a serum, derived from cats, that will make organs luminescent which will be a boon to science but a huge danger in the wrong hands. The daughter of one of the scientists has developed a cat phobia and has nightmares, some involving a human sized cat's claw. Despite the silly plot, this was very engaging. There is a strong dose of psychological horror and good performances by familiar B-actors (the actress playing the daughter being the exception). This was also well directed and filmed and even the dream sequences were effective. An above average B-movie. 6.5/10
74. Deadly Eyes (1982)* Blu-Ray
Giant rats pumped up on steroids wreak havoc on a large city. Within the first few minutes you know just what you're in for - a kind of stupid, fast paced, very entertaining film. I just sat back with a smile on my face and let it all happen. A very familiar plot and a few rats that are obviously fake (as opposed to the dachshunds in rat suits) didn't hurt the fun at all. Well directed by Robert Clouse (Enter the Dragon,Black Belt Jones,Gymkata) and co-produced by Golden Harvest. 7/10

October 30
75. City of the Dead (1960)*
A college student goes to a remote New England village where a witch was burned in the 1600's to research the history of witchcraft. Well done and featuring perhaps the most fog bound town in all of cinema. That results in some effectively creepy scenes. Some of the acting isn't the best but most of the actors do a good job. The opening witch burning is good and the finish in an old cemetery is very exciting and satisfying. 8/10

October 31
76. Doll Graveyard (2005)*
A boy unearths a doll buried a hundred years ago and it and others of it's kind start killing a bunch of annoying teenagers. The dolls are bizarre looking and the film is fast paced with a good bit of blood and touches of dark humor (at least I laughed several times). 6/10
77. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)* Blu-Ray
Andy Milligan's take on the Sweeney Todd story. I haven't seen any other version but this one is surprisingly watchable with usually adequate acting and the fellow playing Sweeney Todd pretty good. Of course very low budget but more entertaining than some Milligan I've seen. 5/10
78. Nightbreed (1990)* Blu-Ray
A man discovers that the cities of monsters in his nightmares is more real than he thought. Starts out very interesting with an unusual take on monsters, some great visuals and a great variety of creature designs. The last half hour or so veers off into a mindless action movie climax with way too many explosions for my taste. Very disappointing. 6/10
79. Not of This Earth (1988)*
An alien being comes to Earth to see if human blood can save his race from extinction. Silly fun with a couple of laughs and lots of female toplessness. Scenes from many other Corman SF films are shown behind the opening credits. None appear in this film! 5/10
80. Zombie (1979) Blu-Ray
Four people searching for a woman's father discover an island plagued by the living dead. Gross and gory. Still one of the most disgusting zombie films ever made and one of the best. 8/10
81. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Blu-Ray (Blu-ray Halloween the Complete Collection Deluxe Edition)
Something strange is going on at the Silver Shamrock Novelties Company, the maker of the years most popular Halloween masks. Not as good as the first two but better than most of the other sequels I wish they would have done more films without Michael Meyers. 7/10
82. The Mummy's Tomb (1942) (Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection)
Kharis comes to the United States in order to get revenge on the despoiler of Ananka's tomb. Formula had not quite set in and Universal was still turning out pretty good movies. The mummy's first excursion was very well done with eerie shadows and nervous animals marking his path. The makeup looked better than in the following films. 6.5/10
83. Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) (Icons of Horror Sam Katzman)
A sunken ship with a fortune of diamonds on board is guarded by zombies, the drowned crew of the ship. More zombie action than I recalled although they pretty much look like normal people sleepwalking. Some cleverly (and cheaply) shot underwater scenes not shot under water and a nifty tomb where the zombies hang out when they're on land add some interest. 5/10


Theme Nights
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Get on the Ball & Do Not Fall, Because Big or Small ...They'll Devour You All! - Bigfoots, Yetis & Tiny Terrors - Critters 2
-X- 10/02: 5-Star Service & Closed for the Season; Caretakers Go Psychotic for No Apparent Reason - You'll Never Check Out! - The Innkeepers
-X- 10/03: Farewell Master of the Macabre and Heavy Metal Hammer Legend of the Gods - R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee - The Wicker Man
-X- 10/04: Cathode Ray Boob Tube: Retinal Detachment of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies & Horror Mini-Series - Crowhaven Farm
-X- 10/05: No Stereotypes Perpetuated; The Frights Will Be Elevated - LGBT Horrors - ParaNorman
-X- 10/06: Wintery Conditions Possibly Ahead; Don't Wind Up Frozen Minus Your Head! - Blood and Snow - 30 Days of Night
-X- 10/07: Nevermore Frightening. Nevermore Enlightening. Miskatonic University Approved. - Based on Horror Novels: Lovecraft / Poe / King / Matheson - Deadly Friend
-X- 10/08: A Blinding Vision of Eyeronic Cover Art You'll Never Live to See! - Eyes of Death - TerrorVision
-X- 10/09: Decaying Walking Corpses Wreaking of Stinky Cheese, Beware Their Bite, Or Contact Their Disease! - Zombies - Zombies The Beginning
-X- 10/10: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror - Blood on Satan's Claw
-X- 10/11: Farewell to the Dream Master of Modern Horror - R.I.P. Wes Craven - The Serpent and the Rainbow
-X- 10/12: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - The Third Chapter! - 1965 (Gold) Vs. 1990 (Silver): The Gory Platter - Basket Case 2 (1990)
-X- 10/13: Up or Down: Household Horrors Lurk All Around! - Better Crypts & Mortuaries: Attics & Basements Edition - Crawlspace
-X- 10/14: You Have the Right to Remain Silent. Forever. - Police Stations - New York Ripper
-X- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Dead of Night
-X- 10/16: They Date. They Mate. They Procreate. They Eradicate. - Crazy Love - Swamp Thing
-X- 10/17: VHS Distributor Status: Defunct. Nightmarish Visions: Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Vestron Video - Curtains
-X- 10/18: Sanctuary on Sacred Ground ...Nowhere to Be Found! Don't Turn to the Pope! Abandon All Hope! - Chapels of Horror - The Church
-X- 10/19: Dreaded Reunions & Bad Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries; Avoid at All Costs, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - Schools Out ...Forever - Scream
-X- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
-X- 10/21: Don't Fail to Recite the Incantation, or You'll Be Better Off Hanging with Jason! - Necronomicon Ex-Mortis: Book of the Dead - Scream 2
-X- 10/22: Inflated Ticket Prices & Glaring Screens; Behave Yourself or Lose Your Spleen! - Theaters of Blood - The Flesh and Blood Show
-X- 10/23: Pay to Get In. PRAY to Get Out. - Free Admission: Enter at Your Own Risk - She Freak
-X- 10/24: Mass Marathon of the Damned 6 - Drive-In Double Features: Bloody Cult Flix! - Blood Mania
-X- 10/25: The Super Sunday Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness - Evil Trees & Plants / Web of Horror / "Vs." Horror Films / Occult Detectives - The Day of the Triffids
-X- 10/26: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Scream 3
-X- 10/27: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - The Wolf Man
-X- 10/28: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night; Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet/Soft - The Uninvited
-X- 10/29: Furry Flying Abominations with Hideous Feet, Screaming Feline Critters Always in Heat, And An Essential Ingredient In Your Hotdog Meat - Bats / Cats / & Rats - The Bat People
-X- 10/30: Possessive Demons Cast Their Spell, Steer Clear or Discover the 7th Layer of Hell - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - City of the Dead
-X- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Decades Graph
Spoiler:

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 - 111151111
--- 1950 - 111151
--- 1960 - 111151111511
--- 1970 - 11115111151111511115
--- 1980 - 11115111151111511115
--- 1990 - 11115
--- 2000 - 11115111
--- 2010 - 111

Checklist
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
-X- Lionel Atwill -or- Jack Palance - Night Monster (LA)
--- Linda Blair -or- Billy Drago -
-X- Marilyn Burns -or- Heather Langenkamp - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (HL)
--- Jodelle Ferland -or- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Gunnar Hansen -
-X- Irwin Keyes (R.I.P.) -or- Patrick Macnee (R.I.P.) - Dead of Night (PM)
-X- Monique Gabrielle -or- Laura Gemser - Not of This Earth (1988) (MG)
--- Macarena Gómez -or- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -or- Christina Ricci -
-X- Anne Gwynne -or- Elsa Lanchester -or- Anne Nagel - The Mad Monster (AN)
--- Richard Johnson (R.I.P.) -or- Michael Rooker -
--- Udo Kier -
-X- Christopher Lee (R.I.P.) - The Wicker Man
-X- Traci Lords -or- Robert Picardo -or- Sam Neil - Not of This Earth (1988) (TL)
-X- Harriet Medin -or- Alida Valli - The Whip and the Body (HM)
--- Dick Miller -
-X- Betsy Palmer (R.I.P.) -or- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (R.I.P.) -or- Alex Rocco (R.I.P.) - Blood Mania (AR)
-X- Michael Pataki -or- Angelo Rossitto - The Bat People (MP)
-X- Andrew Prine -or- George Zucco - The Mad Monster (GZ)
--- Debbie Rochon -
--- Tom Towles (R.I.P.) -or- Robert Z'Dar (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Richard Band - TerrorVision
--- Fabio Frizzi -or- Jerry Goldsmith -
-X- James Horner (R.I.P.) -or- Paul Zaza - Deadly Blessing (JH)
--- Fernando Velázquez -or- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Al Adamson -or- Eddie Romero -
-X- Charles Band - Doll Graveyard
--- Jeff Burr -
-X- Roy Ward Baker -or- Don Sharp - The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (RWB)
--- Darren Lynn Bousman -or- Neil Jordan -
-X- Edward L. Cahn -or- William Beaudine - Zombies of Mora Tau (EC)
-X- Wes Craven (R.I.P.) - The Serpent and the Rainbow
--- Mario Caiano (R.I.P.) -or- Ryûhei Kitamura -or- León Klimovsky -
-X- Lloyd Kaufman -or- Andy Milligan - Bloodthirsty Butchers (AM)
--- Eli Roth -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
-X- John Chambers -or- Giannetto De Rossi - Zombie (De Rossi)
-X- Sergio Stivaletti - The Church
--- Chris Wallace -
--- Kevin Yagher -

Select 2 producers:
--- Chris Bender -or- Joel Silver -
-X- Mark Burg -or- Rob Tapert - 30 Days of Night (RT)
-X- Michael Carreras - Horror of Dracula
--- Roy Lee -or- Irwin Yablans -

Select 2 writers:
-X- Clive Barker - Nightbreed
--- Adrián García Bogliano -or- James Wan -
--- Simon Barrett -or- Eduardo Sánchez -
-X- David Cronenberg - Shivers

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Anthology Film - Dead of Night
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Whip and the Body
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Don't Look in the Basement aka The Forgotten
-X- Based on a Novel - To the Devil a Daughter
-X- Cannibalism - Bloodthirsty Butchers
--- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Night Monster with Svengoolie
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Uninvited (1944)
-X- Death by: Drowning - Dead of Night
-X- Distributor / Studio: Arrow Video - Shivers
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Critters 2
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Ghost of Frankenstein
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page Patrick Tatopoulos or Michael Westmore) -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The Innkeepers
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - Killer Bees aka Killing Bee
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Crowhaven Farm
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Doll Graveyard
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Crowhaven Farm (ABC)
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Swamp Thing
-X- Mummy - The Mummy's Tomb
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin: Canada, 2 - Curtains
-X- Nazi - Crawlspace
-X- Psychological - Don't Look in the Basement aka The Forgotten
-X- Rape / Revenge - The Last House on the Left (1972)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Prowler
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween III: Season of the Witch
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Scream 1,2,3
-X- Vampire - 30 Days of Night
-X- Werewolf - The Wolf Man
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - City of the Dead
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Horror of Dracula (Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee)
-X- Zombie - Zombies The Beginning

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, DVD, Night of the Demon
-X- Second format, Blu-Ray, Ghosthouse
-X- Third format, VHS, Teenage Frankenstein

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Japanese, Killer Bees aka Killing Bee
-X- Second language, Swedish, Let the Right One In
-X- Third language, Spanish, Return of the Evil Dead

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - The Mad Monster (1942)
-X- 1950 - The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957)
-X- 1960 - The Whip and the Body (1963)
-X- 1970 - Slaughter Hotel aka Cold Blooded Beast (1971)
-X- 1980 - Critters 2 (1988)
-X- 1990 - Scream (1996)
-X- 2000 - 30 Days of Night (2007)
-X- 2010 - The Innkeepers (2011)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Swamp Thing
-X- PG-13 - Critters 2
-X- R - Deadly Eyes
--- X / NC-17 -
-X- Unrated - Last House on the Left
--- 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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Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Lionel Atwill -or- Jack Palance -
--- Linda Blair -or- Billy Drago -
--- Marilyn Burns -or- Heather Langenkamp -
--- Jodelle Ferland -or- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Gunnar Hansen -
--- Irwin Keyes (R.I.P.) -or- Patrick Macnee (R.I.P.) -
--- Monique Gabrielle -or- Laura Gemser -
--- Macarena Gómez -or- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -or- Christina Ricci -
--- Anne Gwynne -or- Elsa Lanchester -or- Anne Nagel -
--- Richard Johnson (R.I.P.) -or- Michael Rooker -
--- Udo Kier -
--- Christopher Lee (R.I.P.) -
--- Traci Lords -or- Robert Picardo -or- Sam Neil -
--- Harriet Medin -or- Alida Valli -
--- Dick Miller -
--- Betsy Palmer (R.I.P.) -or- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (R.I.P.) -or- Alex Rocco (R.I.P.) -
--- Michael Pataki -or- Angelo Rossitto -
--- Andrew Prine -or- George Zucco -
--- Debbie Rochon -
--- Tom Towles (R.I.P.) -or- Robert Z'Dar (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Richard Band -
--- Fabio Frizzi -or- Jerry Goldsmith -
--- James Horner (R.I.P.) -or- Paul Zaza -
--- Fernando Velázquez -or- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Al Adamson -or- Eddie Romero -
--- Charles Band -
--- Jeff Burr -
--- Roy Ward Baker -or- Don Sharp -
--- Darren Lynn Bousman -or- Neil Jordan -
--- Edward L. Cahn -or- William Beaudine -
--- Wes Craven (R.I.P.) -
--- Mario Caiano (R.I.P.) -or- Ryûhei Kitamura -or- León Klimovsky -
--- Lloyd Kaufman -or- Andy Milligan -
--- Eli Roth -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Chambers -or- Giannetto De Rossi -
--- Sergio Stivaletti -
--- Chris Wallace -
--- Kevin Yagher -

Select 2 producers:
--- Chris Bender -or- Joel Silver -
--- Mark Burg -or- Rob Tapert -
--- Michael Carreras -
--- Roy Lee -or- Irwin Yablans -

Select 2 writers:
--- Clive Barker -
--- Adrián García Bogliano -or- James Wan -
--- Simon Barrett -or- Eduardo Sánchez -
--- David Cronenberg -

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: Drowning -
--- Distributor / Studio: Arrow Video -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page Patrick Tatopoulos or Michael Westmore) -
--- 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: Canada, 2 -
--- 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).
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Re: The 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
red= personal DVD
green= streaming
orange= theatrical presentation

September 30th

* 1. The Green Inferno: 1 and a half stars.
This had potential as I do enjoy some of Eli Roth's work, but man was this hard to get through at times. The comment about the main female character being white (she really didn't look white), the annoying characters (hardly any was likable), the ending, etc. just made the movie annoying to watch and you wanted them all dead. I will say, the way the tribe looked was nice watching on the big screen. Whoever Eli hired to do that, he needs to keep on his team.

2. They: 1 star
Since I gave The Green Inferno 1.5 stars, I couldn't say this movie was better and gave it a one. This movie just continued to drag and I was tempted just to shut it off. The monsters do look pretty cool, but Laura Regan just isn't someone who can pull this off. Had some interesting moments, but the actors just don't bring the idea and story to life. There is potential, but it just never delivers.

October 1st

3. Sleepy Hollow: 3 stars
Movie started out pretty slow, outside of a few nice kills from the Headless Horseman. Was going to give it 2.5 out of 5, but near the end really picked up. Love the witch craft in the movie, the costumes, and the nice killing. Story was so-so, but once you get to the last 30 or so minutes, your eyes become glued to the TV to see what happens next. And always nice to see a young Johnny Depp in film.

* 4. Night of the Demon: 1 star
This was so bad. Outside of 80's music and some ok kills for the time period, this was trash. Movie just continues to drag and while there were some fun flashbacks, overall, this movie should be skipped and never mentioned again. Waste of time.

* 5. Burying the Ex: 3 stars
Started off a bit slow (really disliked the main character's half brother) but ended up being a really funny horror comedy. Not a lot of horror until maybe the last 20 minutes or so when things go pretty dark, but if you are looking for good horror comedy, this is worth a look. Always enjoyed Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene was fun and fell in love with Alexandra Daddario (I actually take that back. Looking up her credits, HATED her in Texas Chainsaw 3D but True Detective and San Andreas made me a fan of hers. Plus she's doing a movie with Kate Upton).

* 6. The Omen (1976): 3 stars
Finally got around to seeing this. I know it is considered a classic and I love Mister Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird, but I felt he wasn't as good in this as the classic literary tale. There was some decent acting, but I felt it had some parts that did drag. For the time, the beheadings and killings were cool, but it just shows what technology has done in the forthcoming years. Kid was a bit creepy at times, but felt, for the AntiChrist, he could have done more. Left me a bit unsatisfied, but still worth a watch.

October 2nd

7. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie: 2 and a half stars
This movie was so-so. It had a really good opening, Lot 249 and then drops in quality. Cat from Hell was ok as was Lover's Vow but nothing too memorable. The in between parts with the boy and witch was kind of lame, but overall it was a decent film, but Creepshow is still the better of these types of films.

* 8. Asylum of the Dead: 2 stars
Interesting flick. The kids at the start are annoying and so bad. However, once you get to the people filming, you can tell they actually have some experience. Loved J. Larose in this. Hope he gets more roles. Interesting to know that Michael Rooker directed this. Besides some bad casting choices (probably not on him), for a director, he isn't bad. Better than most indy films. However, movie doesn't have many scares and nothing to remember. But the movie isn't as terrible as reviews have it.

* 9. The Happiness Of The Katakuris: 1 and a half stars
I really don't know what I was watching. It's unique, that's for sure, but not something I would go out of my way to watch or have people watch. I was ok with some of the songs, but it just didn't give out the horror vibe. Some of the characters weren't likeable or enjoyable either and I hope they had died (which they didn't). Looked better making this film than actually watching it.

October 3rd

* 10. Frankenstein (1931): 3 stars
Love me some Frankenstein. Amazing acting and set, but there were a lot of dead parts in the film, even for being just over an hour. Loved the ending, loved the monster, but the parts without the monster were pretty much boring. Personally, I'd rather watch Young Frankenstein as I find it more enjoyable.

* 11. The Mummy (1932): 2 and a half stars
While the acting was really good, the story itself wasn't as good as expected. I knew most of the story, but it just couldn't hold my attention and wasn't as scary as I had hoped. Again, wonderful acting and for the time, great set, just focusing on the story, I lost interest.

* 12. The Invisible Man (1933): 4 stars
I thought this was a lot of fun. It gets your attention from the start and besides a few snags, keeps your attention. The Invisible Man is a man that wants to make people go crazy and to kill. This is something I love! It's a rollercoaster of a ride and probably one of the best Universal films out there.

* 13. The Taking of Deborah Logan: 3 and a half stars
This was a lot better than expected. Even with 4 stars on Netflix, you can never be 100% sure. I have liked Anna Ramsay on Secret Life and Dexter so that's why I gave this a chance. While found footage films have been done to death, the idea of studying someone with Alzheimer's is interesting. Spoiler, I really thought Harris would have been part of Henry Desjardins team, who looked like Alfred in the Dark Knight Batman series, but I was wrong on that account. The middle towards the end does drag a but, but overall, start is really good as is the end part, though I hate how they do endings like that. And kudos to the character of Gavin as it is about time someone smartens up and gets the hell out of there once trouble keeps happening.

* 14. Odd Thomas: 5 stars
My favorite movie thus far. I really love the book (need to read some of the newer sequels) and thought the movie did a lot of justice to it. I feel like Anton Yelchin played Odd to a T and is a very talented actor while I adore who they had as Stormy, Addison Timlin, who is a knockout (and is friends with Miss Taylor Swift I found out). But they didn't write her character like the novel, which is a small disappointment and why it didn't get the full 5 stars. Bummer it was panned and probably will never have another film as it is a damn good character.

* 15. Creep: 3 stars
I'll give this 3 stars as I did enjoy this for the most part. Had some creepy elements and then it held its ground until the end, which you KNEW was going to happen, but you may be shocked at how. My biggest pet peeve is basically the guy holding the camera. Pete from The League was believable as he's a creep and fool on the show, but the guy holding the camera is one of biggest idiots ever, and that's including those dumb guys and girls in typical crappy horror films. The decisions and his actions are something that you want to scream at them at which is why I can't give this a higher score.

16. The Wicker Man: (1973) 3 and a half stars
I really enjoyed this film as I thought Christopher Lee was perfect in his role, the police officer played the Christian role to a T, and the lead blonde woman was smoking hot. I have no idea how the officer did not get with her other than he held onto his Christian morals better than most. The singing wasn't too bad either. I remember my first viewing that I hated this, but it grew on me. They played the officer like a fiddle as well. Could have had a bit more scares and drama, but overall, a really decent film.

October 4th

* 17. The Den: 3 stars
I thought this was well done and before Unfriended, this movie had the entire shot on webcam, phone, etc. I was entertained, even for a found footage film. The actors were believable and something like this, while highly unlikeable, there is always a chance for it to happen. The only bad parts were, as always, police don't believe you while the friends think you are crazy and some of the camera angles sucked. Otherwise, good acting and a decent story. Wish there was a bit more of a backstory, but it happens.

* 18. The House October Built: 1 and a half stars
It's an interesting theory, to tour the world for the best and scariest haunted houses. And that part was entertaining, but it just kind of falls flat with the workers and the ending just falls flat. Nothing too memorable or exciting about this film at all.

* 19. The Sisterhood of Night: 2 stars
The two lead actresses, Georgie Henley and Kara Hayward, make the film. I just wish there was more head to head battle between the two girls, which given the circumstances of the film, there should have been. It does have a sad ending which brings up the topic of cyber bullying. Overall, I just don't think the movie knew which way they were going and it kind of falls flat. Would have enjoyed more conflict towards the middle to really give it that extra push at the end.

20. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax: 2 stars
Thought the movie was interesting with some good to decent acting, but overall, the movie just kind of went flat. No huge motive but some questions about it (was Lizzie in love with her dad/wanted to be touched by him/did he touch her/jealous of her step-mom) but they did paint a picture of Lizzie not being right in the head. Not too much on the actual family, though. Some brutal scenes, but not a whole lot of closure. Overall a so-so movie.

* 21. Bad Ronald: 2 stars
This movie had a good premise and idea, but because it is in the 70's, it doesn't hold up too well and didn't give a lot of information involved Ronald and the sudden death of his mother. Just like Lizzie Borden, the movie just isn't too memorable or exciting, like typical made for TV movies.

October 5th

* 22. Damien: Omen II: 1 and a half stars
This movie was pretty dry and the kid actors were terrible. Very forgettable and easily could pass over. Some ok scenes, but just nothing exciting like the first film.

23. We Are What We Are: 2 and a half stars
This movie had a way better payoff than the build. Mainly giving the rating due to the ending. Sex scene was interesting as well. Very interesting story with some good actors, but the script does get dry leading to the build up and payoff at the end.

* 24. The Shrine: 1 star
I have no idea what this movie was going for. Outside of some brutal scenes of a mask hammered to face, there isn't anything memorable or amazing about this film.

* 25. Zombies of Mass Destruction: 1 and a half stars
Thought the gay couple was the most interesting part of the movie. Otherwise, pretty boring. Would have been nice if the lead actress showed some skin (that would be exciting) but otherwise, gay couple and lots of blood were the only good parts of the movie.

October 6th

* 26. Cold Prey: 4 stars
Probably my most favorite of the subset list so far. Interesting to watch a different culture react, say things a certain way, as well as do things a certain way. Good tension, lots of realistic things that people would do (I would have bolted too), but ending fell a bit flat as you don't learn much about the monster. Otherwise, really good film.

October 7th

27. The Mist: 3 stars
I enjoyed it and it was fun watching The Walking Dead actors before they blew up. Interesting story and concept, especially watching it in black & white. My only problem, like others, is the ending. Seemed like a rash decision, not a whole lot of emotion (where is the screaming) and could have had more conflict there.

October 8th

* 28. Eyes Without a Face: 5 stars
I really enjoyed this film. A few moments that were questionable or didn't explain too much, but the overall tone and style of the movie was amazing as was the acting. This is easily one of the better films to watch and will leave you freaked out. And probably was the influence of Face/Off which I also enjoyed.

October 9th

* 29. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead: 3 stars
While I am over the whole zombie phase, this was an interesting movie. Kind of felt like I was watching two different movies as the style for the brother storyline off in the land was different than the whole Dr./sister thing happening, which I think the Dr./sister storyline was much better and interesting. Loved how much of a badass the sister turned out to be and would love to see her continue to go on in the story.

* 30. The Stepfather (1987): 5 stars
So far, my favorite movie of the challenge. The stepfather was creepy and disturbing, just perfect for this role. Had a lot of suspension and he made you scared just from watching. Interesting that there is a nudity scene with Jill Schoelen that was pretty random (just a random shower scene) but a win for all the ones watching. To me, there really isn't anything wrong with this movie.

31. The Stepfather (2009): 3 stars
Wasn't AS good as the original, but the acting and characters weren't too bad. Dad was still scary, but kind of miss the daughter being the main star instead of a son. Still worth a watch for a couple of scares, but the original is the way to go with this one.

* 32. Mockingbird (2009): 1 star
Unique idea, but the director makes the same types of movies where it leaves you wondering, people just did this for fun? Ending really made no sense (kind of like The Strangers) and it was really a waste of time. Glad I didn't buy this when I saw it. Liked the guy playing the clown and the other actors were ok, just storywise, nothing memorable or exciting.

October 10th

* 33. Horror Express: 2 stars
While I enjoyed the actors, felt this movie kind of just dragged and there wasn't a lot of entertainment to this film. Could have had a few more shocks and scares. It wasn't terrible, but wasn't the best film from anyone in the cast.

* 34. Stoker: 2 and a half stars
I thought the movie had some good acting and an interesting story, but the ending kind of ruined it for me. They could have went for a redeeming factor or all out crazy, but felt like they wanted to do both for no reason at all. Did have some creepy moments, but the ending killed it.

35. Curse of Chucky: 3 and a half stars
While some of the characters were just awful and I wanted them gone, I enjoyed what they did with Chucky and the story tying into the entire series. Nice cameos and was a lot of fun to watch. Really hoping we get more Chucky in the future.

October 11th

36. The Last House on the Left: (1972) 3 stars for movie, 1 star for actors commentary
I really enjoyed this film and enjoyed some of the acting. However, this turn, I watched the actors commentary and it was awful. They just dissed on everyone, Fred Lincoln sounds like a douchebag who thinks he has sex with everyone, and really there is nothing good about listening to those jerks talk. Probably one of my worst decisions of the challenge.

* 37. Straw Dogs (original): 2 stars
Enjoyed the acting, but the characters were just made to be awful. There was no one to cheer for and the actions they did were very questionable. I'm not sure why there is a lot of praise to this movie. I could think of better revenge movies.

* 38. Straw Dogs (remake): 2 and a half stars
Personally I found this better than the original. While the acting wasn't as good (still some decent performances), at least there was some characters you could cheer for and fixed a couple of mistakes I had with the film. Strange ending, but just a bit better than the original.

October 12th

* 39. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors: 4 stars
Truly amazing acting and most of the endings were fun that made you think. Writing was top really good as well. Wasn't scary, but the typical stuff you read in kid's horror story books. Def worth a watch as it is a fun ride for all the different stories.

* 40. Haunt: 3 and a half stars
This had a really good ghost story feel to it. Characters were pretty good and while you could kind of guess the ending (maybe not the entire thing, but you had a thought or two), they pulled it off pretty well. A couple of loose ends about certain topics, but overall, a good scare and a good story.

* 41. Housebound: 3 stars
Kind of reminded me of Bad Ronald but instead of being evil, he helped. Wasn't too bad of a film with some laughter. Scared to see the American remake when it comes out, though. Likeable characters, some good laughs, and a few scares. Worth the watch.

October 13th

42. Texas Chainsaw 3D: 1 and a half stars
Annoyed with this when I saw it in theaters (one of my favorite franchises) but second viewing, wasn't as painful. Still not a good film and it is completely filled with cheesy lines, but the beginning is pretty cool (throw it back to the older stars) and some of the kills are good. But those awful lines and Leatherface throwing his chainsaw (really???) just make me dislike this film soooo much.

* 43. An American Ghost Story: 1 and a half stars
Nothing memorable or exciting about this film. I honestly cannot remember much about this film, which isn't a good thing. Easily skip this movie without any thought. Wish I had done the same.

44. The Addams Family: 5 stars
An amazing film that can be watched by the entire family. Great twists, amazing comedy and just wonderful acting. May not be scary, but love the gothic feel and just the fun that you get from watching this.

October 14th

* 45. Nightbreed: 2 and a half stars
I watched the Director's Cut and thought the beginning was amazing. Loved the concept of the monsters and how they looked as well as the story. However, as time ticked on, the movie got off track and it was hard to follow and keep up with everything. Mister Barker has an amazing mind for f'd up creatures and land, but he just can't get his ideas to produce a coherent story for an entire movie. Still worth a watch at least for the first 30 minutes or so.

* 46. Exeter: 2 and a half stars
Film started out slow, but it picks up. Interesting twists, possessions, and a few laughs. Film just gets pretty messed up and a bit hard to follow at times, but overall, a film worth watching once. Director is the guy who remade Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th which are both decent films. Not as good as those, but for the budget, still a decent film.

* 47. The Stranger: 1 and a half stars
Man, Eli Roth is just not having a good time for me lately. I like his wife (very beautiful) but the story is boring and the acting just isn't there. Loved Cabin Fever but he just hasn't made a movie in quite some time that I have enjoyed.

* 48. Intruders: 2 and a half stars
Some parts did drag and were a bit boring, but there was a decent twist and tie in between the two stories. Easily worth a watch once. Some may actually enjoy it while others might find a bit boring. Might be better in the second watch when you know all the details of the story.

October 15th

* 49. Contracted: 2 and a half stars
Decent acting, but if you miss the very beginning, like the entire shot, you may not know what is happening throughout the film. Not much detail about the disease and what is going on, which is pretty frustrating. Lots of scenes to make you squirm or look away. Decent film and worth a watch, but that's about it.

* 50. Clownhouse: 2 stars
Decent film, but something that has done before (and much better). Still, a decent clown movie with kids and if you are scared of clowns or the pre-teen or under age, this is a decent film to watch to introduce you to the horror scene.

* 51. Screamtime: 1 and a half stars
This was dull and extremely boring. I lost interest throughout the film. Had no idea what the tie in was and nothing made me interested in what was happening. Outside a cool puppet, this dragged forever. Much better anthology films out there.

October 16th

* 52. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: 3 stars
This movie was interesting, I just don't know if it is good interesting or bad interesting. There were a couple of scary images or scenes in the film, but it is truly a slow burn with a romantic overtone to it. Visually, it's beautiful. Has a good soundtrack and the acting is good. The story and drawing us in, not so much. A lot of the characters I hated and I enjoyed watching them go down, but the people that live, there's not a real emotional connection with them. The story really doesn't go anywhere. The movie kind of just ends and that is it. It leaves you empty.

* 53. Mr. Jones: 2 stars
This started out really good. Had a good feel to it, but that last 30 minutes killed the movie and made you think you wasted your time. An interesting documentary about nature and then about a man which turns into a dreamland vs here in the now type of movie that makes you think you are on a acid trip. If the last 30 minutes were different, this could have been special.

* 54. Megan is Missing: 2 stars
Another film that was interesting, but then the last 30 minutes killed it. While I didn't care for the party scene (watching "15 year olds blow other 15 year olds" isn't my type of thing) it had an interesting premise. Teenagers on chat rooms falls for a guy that pretends to be someone they are not and danger happens. Just the ending was, while disturbing, kind of annoying. The lead actress just wasn't believable, which killed it.

* 55. Crimson Peak: 4 and a half stars
Amazing film. Great acting and was so beautiful to watch. Very interesting story and the only thing that bugged me was the lead actress falling down from the top floor, hitting her back on a staircase and then down on some snow below. To me, she wouldn't be able to walk. But somehow she makes it up and is able to fend off the attacks. To me, that was awful to watch. Otherwise, wonderful film that needs to be seen.

October 17th

* 56. The House by the Cemetery: 2 and a half stars
Decent film with some good nudity at the start as well as a nice kill. However, bits and parts don't go together too well and it's a bit of a mess. Kid is also pretty annoying. Still, there are fun and creepy moments in the film that makes it worth a watch at least once.

* 57. The Quiet Ones: 2 stars
Another interesting story, but the ending was kind of flat. Had some good scares and the acting was decent (for the most part), but how everything tied together was kind of lame and didn't make a whole lot of sense. And the ending felt like it was just a way to continue the story and make a sequel. No thanks.

* 58. A Haunted House 2: 3 stars
First off, if you don't like Marlon Waynes, you won't like this. Is it a dumb movie? Yes. Is it crude humor? Yes. But damnit, I was laughing my ass off. I loved the dig at the Scary Movie franchise and how it got bad without the Waynes, which is true. Found it funny that Marlon was having sex with the doll. Lots of funny and crude jokes, which I loved. If that is your humor, you will love this. If not, stay far away.

* 59. The Damned: 1 and a half stars
Interesting story, if you read the plot and what happens. However, watching it done on film, not so much. Not the greatest of acting or recording. Pretty boring and easy to get lost. Not the greatest of films to watch. Probably better as a book than movie.

October 18th

* 60. Stigmata: 2 stars
As a person that believes in Christianity this movie made me cringe a few times. Sometimes because of the visuals, but also because of how misleading and bad it was. The biggest issue (besides the whole stigmata thing itself) is that I don't think a priest would go into a body of another human being. It's a slow burn movie with some good visuals and kind of ok acting at times, but the religious side of this is just so bad and if I wasn't a believer, would be laughable.

* 61. Alone with Her: 2 and a half stars
Nice nudity, good suspense, and decent acting. However, not Colin Hank's finest film. Some of the shots were bad, some things not really explained, and no real reason for why Hanks does what he does. Average film, might be worth a watch if you enjoy a stalker film or Hanks.

* 62. Mercy: 2 stars
Decent ghost film but whoever told Chandler Riggs he could act should be tortured. Some boring parts throughout the film and not the best acting by the cast (Dylan McDermott and Mark Duplass have had better films) but it is an interesting story once they get into it. Still, very messy script and doesn't really explain a lot about what is going on.

* 63. R.L. Stine's Monsterville Cabinet of Souls: 2 and a half stars
Love the clown and makeup for the monsters. When they got to the actual people in the horror show, that was fun and had a few good jumps. However, the actors just aren't that strong and you could tell what was happening a mile away. Still, a decent film for the kids, but overall, average movie at best.

October 19th

* 64. Dance of the Dead: 2 stars
There's some funny moments (like zombies skyrocketing out of their graves and freshly turned zombies making out) but overall, this movie has way too many one dimensional characters and simply loses its appeal as this type of thing has been done before and much better. There's much better comedy zombie romance teenage films out there. Skip this.

* 65. Mad Monster Party?: 5 stars
Amazing film and I am deeply saddened this was my first time seeing it. I've been missing out. The team behind Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer can do no wrong. Lots of fun, great animation, and lots of adult humor. This is a must watch for anyone.

* 66. The Harvest: 3 stars
This was pretty spooky. You had a feeling SOMETHING was up, but just couldn't place your finger on it. Samantha Morton did an amazing job as well as the rest of the cast. Some jumbled parts here and there, but easily worth a watch or two.

October 20th

* 67. What We Do in the Shadows: 3 stars
I thought it was a well done movie that was clever with good music and acting. It's an interesting take on vampires and werewolves. The beginning was just a bit too slow, which made the movie, as short as it is, seem kind of long. There wasn't too much of a hook or anything to draw you in right away. Outside of that, it was pretty funny and interesting. Worth a watch.

68. Oculus:3 stars
I've watched this in theaters and it took me a bit of time to remember it, which is a good thing. It is a very interesting story, but the ending and pay off just falls a bit flat. They could have done it a bit stronger instead of making the guy look crazy once again. You feel bad for him, especially with the pressure from his sister. Some scary moments, but again, some of the plot is a mess. Still, worth a watch at least once as it is a bit different than the average horror film.

* 69. Martha Marcy May Marlene: 3 stars
Another one that got some good reviews but felt it didn't live up to the reviews. Had a couple of scares and WTF moments, Olsen did do a decent job, but the plot just kind of flies all over the place and doesn't have much of an ending. While I'm ok with open endings, if I invest time in something, I do want some sort of payoff. This one just didn't do it for me.

70. You're Next: 2 and a half stars
Not as bad as I remembered it as I hated it when I saw it in theaters. This time, while the acting still bugged the hell out of me, the story wasn't AS bad as I remember. The lead actress still kicked major ass, but I remember when the biggest praise was about how finally we got a female lead chick that did damage (Evil Dead to me did a better job). But still, the death scenes are amazing and that alone is why this should be watched.

October 21st

* 71. Creature From the Black Lagoon: 2 stars
It's an interesting story and I'm sure it was really good for the time period, but nowadays, it just isn't that good of a film. It's a bit dull and slow. The acting isn't as good as most of the Universal monster films nor as scarier. Maybe a modern adaption that is rumored to happen will spice it up a bit.

* 72. The Awakening: 2 and a half stars
Interesting ghost story, but kind of loses appeal towards the middle and is a bit of a mess. Has an interesting ending and makes you wonder, though the director does state what happens in an interview. Might be worth another watch wide awake and knowing what the director had in mind for the end.

* 73. Life After Beth: 3 stars
I thought this was pretty funny. I like the main actors, though the parents of Beth, not so much. It's why I didn't buy it from Walmart when I saw it. However, watching it, much better than I expected. Had a few questions that they didn't answer, but going in knowing what it is, it is a good time.

October 22nd

* 74. Ghost of Goodnight Lane: 2 stars
Good cast (Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, and Brina Palencia) but story was eh. It is your typical trashy horror independent film. I may have to rewatch this again, now knowing who is in it, but the story felt kind of like a mess and it wasn't the greatest of endings. Maybe watch it just for the people mentioned, otherwise skip it. Not to mention it has a random Charles Manson name drop, ugh.

75. Devil: 3 and a half stars
Very decent acting and an interesting story. If it is your first time, it isn't extremely predictable of who is doing what. There is a decent backstory as well. However, the ending is eh. I was hoping for a bit more chaos instead of forgiveness and leaving it at that. Otherwise, it was enjoyable, even for a second watch (which it has been a while, so forgot who the killer was).

* 76. The Sitter: 2 and a half stars
Otherwise known as While the Children Sleep is a Lifetime Network made for TV film. This was pretty decent, for what it is. I don't think the main character is as HOT as they make her out to be, but it has a couple of jumps and interesting plot. The plot doesn't make a whole LOT of sense, still a lot of story that could have been dug up for the main star, but for a made for TV film, it is watchable.

77. District 9: 3 and a half stars
More enjoyable the second time I've watched this. Still some parts drag and make it a bit boring, but it's an interesting take on aliens and how we treat one another. Easily worth a watch and the aliens look pretty awesome. Sad that there isn't a sequel to this yet as I would be on board.

October 23rd

* 78. Pontypool: 3 stars
Very interesting and love the premise of it. Shock jock turned radio host hyping up danger. Reminds me of this talk radio show my friend listens to. Loved the acting as well. Just felt the story kind of died towards the middle of the end and there wasn't much of a closure or a reason as to why it was going on which is why it gets 3 out of 4+.

* 79. Return to Sender: 3 stars
I love Rosamund Pike. She is an amazing actress. And the rest of the cast wasn't too bad. It's an interesting rape/revenge type movie, which there are a lot of. The way Rosamund's character takes a turn, though, and some of the writing makes it just a 3 star movie. Check it out for Rosamund, but that's about it.

* 80. Dark Summer: 2 stars
Decent acting and so-so story, but left a lot of plot holes. Like how he got into trouble stalking when the girl actually liked him. And the whole curse thing. Lots of holes which left a bitter taste in the mouth. Still, it was fun for a bit and ok acting, so it wasn't too terrible.

* 81. Shakma: 2 stars
Thought the first 30 or so minutes was a lot of fun, but then somewhere along the movie just crapped out after the first 1-2 kills. Interesting idea with a monkey and doctors playing an RPG game inside the hospital, but after the gimmick, it doesn't know where to go. Such a shame too as I was really enjoying the start.

October 24th

82. The Terror: 1 star
You would think a movie with Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson would be amazing, but this isn't. It's slow, boring, and one loses interest way too fast. Maybe it was the rushed production or just a bad script, but there is nothing good to this film outside the names.

* 83. The Bride of Frankenstein: 2 and a half stars
It's an interesting movie, but really thought, this being titled with the word Bride, there would be more to that. Sadly, there's not a whole lot of scenes with the bride of the monster, but I guess you can say there is of the bride of Dr. Frankenstein. There's some good scenes with the monsters, but the pacing seems a bit off and it doesn't really get good until the end. Still a classic film to watch, but not one of the better Universal films in my opinion.

* 84. The Wolf Man (1941): 2 and a half stars
Some good scares and interesting for its time. There's just nothing too memorable that stays with you (maybe it's because, after 80+ horror films, things begin to blur together). But nonetheless, it's a good story, but needs to pick up the pace just a bit.

* 85. Phantom of the Opera: 2 stars
I was hoping this film would be scary and have some frightening moments as, while I have heard about this before, it was my first time viewing this. However, it was more of a comedy (Anatole and Raoul easily stole the show with their comedy) and it wasn't much horror. And the singing, while I understand Opera, just didn't sound amazing to me.

86. The Conjuring: 3 stars
Not as great as I remembered, but still some really good scary scenes and acting. Maybe it has lost its appeal since the first time I watched it, but still a decent haunting film.

October 25th

87. Annabelle: 2 stars
I remember watching it in theaters and not being too impressed. Watching it again, I have the same opinion. It's a decent story with decent acting, but nothing amazing compared to when I first watched The Conjuring. It seems like this was kind of rushed and just thrown out there by demand. It could have been a lot scarier and a much better movie, but instead we get a mediocre story without it being based on much of a true story, which I was hoping for.

October 26th

* 88. Next of Kin:

October 27th

89. Paranormal Activity 3: 3 stars
I enjoyed learning the story of Katie and Kristi as they were kids. Yes, it is the same scares and what not, but being a fan of the story, I felt they expanded on a few things (and one of the main questions in that film was answered in The Ghost Dimension. And the acting wasn't too bad either. One of the better Paranormal Activity films in the series.

90. Paranormal Activity 4: 1 and a half stars
This was probably one of the worst in the franchise (until The Ghost Dimension). Acting was so-so, but this didn't do much to expand on the series and left a LOT of unanswered questions in the series (why was Wyatt/Hunter adopted, who is Robbie, why introduce a new family, etc). It would have been an ok film, but with this being the 4th in the series, it didn't do much for the story and left a lot of questions.

91. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: 2 and a half stars
With this being a spinoff, I didn't expect a whole lot and thus, I wasn't disappointed. It was a decent film, for a spinoff, and added a bit to the story. The acting was ok and the story wasn't too bad. Had a lot of promise had they been able to continue with this (which they sadly did not).

* 92. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension: 1 and a half stars
I honestly would have given this more praise, but with this being the final film in the franchise, it did not live up and deliver as promised. One kind of expected that as, before this was announced as the end, it was mentioned this needed 3 films to tie everything together to end it. But nope, we were promised this would give the answers and it did not. Decent story and acting, but so many questions left unanswered that when the credits hit, one has a sour taste in the mouth for being a fan of the series for so long.

October 28th

* 93. Subject Two:

October 29th

94. Drag Me to Hell:

* 95. Alien Abduction:

October 30th

96. Pet Sematary:

* 97. Under the Skin:

* 98. Spring:

October 31st

99. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Original):

100. It:

101. Shutter Island:

102. The Nightmare Before Christmas:

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Lionel Atwill -or- Jack Palance -
--- Linda Blair -or- Billy Drago -
--- Marilyn Burns -or- Heather Langenkamp -
--- Jodelle Ferland -or- Emmanuelle Vaugier - They
--- Gunnar Hansen -
--- Irwin Keyes (R.I.P.) -or- Patrick Macnee (R.I.P.) -
--- Monique Gabrielle -or- Laura Gemser -
--- Macarena Gómez -or- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -or- Christina Ricci - Sleepy Hollow
--- Anne Gwynne -or- Elsa Lanchester -or- Anne Nagel -
--- Richard Johnson (R.I.P.) -or- Michael Rooker - Asylum of the Dead
--- Udo Kier -
--- Christopher Lee (R.I.P.) - Sleepy Hollow
--- Traci Lords -or- Robert Picardo -or- Sam Neil -
--- Harriet Medin -or- Alida Valli -
--- Dick Miller - Burying the Ex
--- Betsy Palmer (R.I.P.) -or- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (R.I.P.) -or- Alex Rocco (R.I.P.) -
--- Michael Pataki -or- Angelo Rossitto -
--- Andrew Prine -or- George Zucco -
--- Debbie Rochon -
--- Tom Towles (R.I.P.) -or- Robert Z'Dar (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Richard Band -
--- Fabio Frizzi -or- Jerry Goldsmith -
--- James Horner (R.I.P.) -or- Paul Zaza -
--- Fernando Velázquez -or- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Al Adamson -or- Eddie Romero -
--- Charles Band -
--- Jeff Burr -
--- Roy Ward Baker -or- Don Sharp -
--- Darren Lynn Bousman -or- Neil Jordan -
--- Edward L. Cahn -or- William Beaudine -
--- Wes Craven (R.I.P.) - The Last House on the Left
--- Mario Caiano (R.I.P.) -or- Ryûhei Kitamura -or- León Klimovsky -
--- Lloyd Kaufman -or- Andy Milligan -
--- Eli Roth - They Green Inferno

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Chambers -or- Giannetto De Rossi -
--- Sergio Stivaletti -
--- Chris Wallace -
--- Kevin Yagher -

Select 2 producers:
--- Chris Bender -or- Joel Silver -
--- Mark Burg -or- Rob Tapert - Texas Chainsaw 3D
--- Michael Carreras -
--- Roy Lee -or- Irwin Yablans -

Select 2 writers:
--- Clive Barker - Nightbreed
--- Adrián García Bogliano -or- James Wan - The Conjuring
--- Simon Barrett -or- Eduardo Sánchez - You're Next
--- David Cronenberg -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film - Texas Chainsaw 3D
--- Anthology Film - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List - Night of the Demon
--- Based on a Novel - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
--- Cannibalism - The Green Inferno
--- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof - Burying the Ex
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Eyes Without a Face
--- Death by: Drowning - They
--- Distributor / Studio: Arrow Video - The Happiness Of The Katakuris
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage - The Taking of Deborah Logan
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page Patrick Tatopoulos or Michael Westmore) -
--- Ghost / Haunting - Asylum of the Dead
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal - Shakma
--- Killer / Evil Child - The Omen
--- Killer / Evil Doll - Curse of Chucky
--- Made-for-TV Movie - Lizzie Borden Took an Ax
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Night of the Demon
--- Mummy - Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Canada, 2 - Pontypool
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological - They
--- Rape / Revenge - The Green Inferno
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Creep
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Burying the Ex
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise - The Omen
--- Vampire - Mad Monster Party?
--- Werewolf - The Wolfman
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Sleepy Hollow
--- With Commentary - The Last House on the Left
--- With Two or More Horror Legends - Sleepy Hollow
--- Zombie - Burying the Ex

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, Theater, The Green Inferno
--- Second format, Netflix, They
--- Third format, DVD, Asylum of the Dead

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, English, The Green Inferno
--- Second language, Japanese, The Happiness Of The Katakuris
--- Third language, Norwegian, Cold Prey.

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 - Frankenstein
--- 1940 - Phantom of the Opera
--- 1950 - House of Wax
--- 1960 - Eyes Without a Face
--- 1970 - The Omen
--- 1980 - Night of the Demon
--- 1990 - Sleepy Hollow
--- 2000 - They
--- 2010 - The Green Inferno

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG - R.L. Stine's Monsterville Cabinet of Souls
--- PG-13 - They
--- R - The Green Inferno
--- X / NC-17 -
--- Unrated - Asylum of the Dead
--- 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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This will be my 10th consecutive year participating in the "October Horror Movie Challenge!" An entire decade of challenges!

2006 = 36 movies
2007 = 50 movies
2008 = 31 movies
2009 = 52 movies
2010 = 20 movies
2011 = 43 movies
2012 = 46 movies
2013 = 42 movies 2013 Horror Challenge Prize Winner!!
2014 = 39 movies

Total Horror Movies Before This Year = 359

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"Lights out. And now the movies, folks . . ."

September 30, 2015 . . . after sunset

1. The Visit (2015) - M. Night Shyamalan gets some of his mojo back, even though his twist ending here is obvious almost from the start.

October 1, 2015

2. The Spider Woman (1944) - I've watched several other Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes films from Universal for past challenges. The latter ones, like this one, always feel like the studio's monster films in tone (and occasional humor).

October 2, 2015

3. The Colossus of New York (1958) - 1950s feature reminiscent of Donovan's Brain, with an unusual, ponderous piano score by Van Cleave.
4. The Space Children (1958) - 1950s feature from the director of The Creature of the Black Lagoon. This one is sort of a mix between Bradbury's "Zero Hour" and It Came from Outer Space.

October 3, 2015

5. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) - Boris Karloff is Jekyll. I like a few of the bits here, especially Lou and Hyde in the wax museum and the climax's dual Hydes.
6. Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) - For its time period, this A&C outing sports impressive special effects work.

October 4, 2015

7. Empire of the Ants (1977) - Too much time is wasted on needless character development for the human ant fodder - but there's enough cheesy giant ant mayhem in the last hour to make this worthwhile.
8. King Cobra (1981) - Others have noted the Jaws and Exorcist parallels here - this creature feature starts off well enough, but the last half-hour is lame and underwhelming.

October 5, 2015

9. One Missed Call (2008) - Only 7 years since this supernatural yarn was released - yet the cellular technology already seems archaic. Oh well. The ringtone was creepy.

October 6, 2015

10. Possession (2008) - Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a lawyer whose husband's "soul" may or may not have been transferred to his loser brother in a car crash. A bit too much on the soap opera side for my tastes.

October 7, 2015

11. Jessabelle (2014) - Good ghost movie marred by a terrible conclusion. Sarah Snook was appealing as the lead.

October 8, 2015

12. It Follows (2014) - It would follow I'd want to see It Follows, given its buzz and strong critical response. The plot falls apart a bit when you think about it, but I appreciated the novel premise and strong John Carpenter-ish score.

October 9, 2015

13. The Woman in Black (2012) - Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter himself) isn't bad as the lead in this period piece ghost film from the newly-revived Hammer Studios.
14. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014) - This sequel was set in World War II England. I'm a little surprised by all the negative reviews, as this was decently made.

October 10, 2015

15. Schizoid (1980) - Vintage film from the slasher era - though it bears more in common with a giallo really. I remember Elvira hosting Schizoid years and years ago, so midnight movie nostalgia may have me liking this more than it really deserves.
16. X-Ray (1981) - Barbi Benton needs to find a new hospital; even without the homicidal maniac dressed as a doctor, that place is too scary for health care.

October 11, 2015

17. Tales from the Crypt (1972) - 5 stories (6 if you count the framing device) in 83 minutes means an economical approach to plot and characterization - perfect for an adaptation based on the original "short" stories in the EC comics of the 1950's.
18. The Vault of Horror (1973) - Follow-up to Tales from the Crypt. The best of the stories this time around was the one with the artist out for vengeance played by Doctor Who's Tom Baker.

October 12, 2015

19. The Crazies (2010) - Watchable redux of George Romero's cult classic - it dives into the "saved just at the nick of time" well a bit too often, though.

October 13, 2015

20. The Fall of the House of Usher (1949) - Curious English adaptation of the classic Poe story. It's wooden at times but has some visual flourishes. I liked the stuffy old men talking about Poe as a framing device - and Lady Usher's melancholy piano playing.

October 14, 2015

21. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) - Maybe not quite as great as the first two - but pretty good nonetheless. The focus on Lin Shaye's likeable character was much appreciated in this prequel story.

October 15, 2015

22. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) - Immediate follow-up to the original Planet of the Apes has a lone astronaut searching for Charlton Heston. Strange second half - even by the franchise's standards, with a decidedly nihilistic ending.

October 16, 2015

23. The Dead (2010) - Grim zombie pic that uses its African locales to interesting visual effect.
24. The Dead 2 (2013) - Unrelated zombie followup, directed again by the Ford Brothers, shifts the action to India with modest results.

October 17, 2015

25. Gnome Alone (2015) - Trashy attempt at replicating the juvenile antics of the Leprechaun franchise.
26. Vampires Suck (2010) - Aggressively lame spoof of the "Twilight" series. Why did I sit through this?

October 18, 2015

27. The Lazarus Effect (2015) - How could Olivia Wilde be so hot - and yet so creepy - in the same film?
28. She Devil (1957) - Silly and campy - yet entertaining - genre fare from the 1950s.

October 19, 2015

29. Strait-Jacket (1964) - How could this one lose? William Castle was the director, Robert Bloch (Psycho) was the writer, and Joan Crawford was the star.

October 20, 2015

30. The Resident (2011) - A great cast can't really save this lurid, over-the-top stalker thriller. Sir Christopher Lee, who plays a supporting role here, passed away a few months ago. Lee left an amazing horror legacy on film; I'm glad something he appeared in made it on my list this year. RIP.

October 21, 2015

31. Apollo 18 (2011) - With only a few exceptions, I'm not a fan of the "found footage" sub-genre, and Apollo 18 didn't offer anything that changed my opinion. Perhaps this would have worked better as a faux documentary that included some of this found footage?

October 22, 2015

32. The Scarlet Claw (1944) - This entry in the Basil Rathbone / Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes cycle feels like a lost Universal monster film replete with fog-shrouded moors and villagers terrified of a monster.

October 23, 2015

33. Unfriended (2014) - This horror film occurs entirely on a teen's laptop screen - a clever premise executed well.
34. Poltergeist (2015) - Remake of the Tobe Hooper classic starts off creepily before regressing into CG silliness.

October 24, 2015

35. Deliver Us from Evil (2014) - Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez have good chemistry as the leads in this exorcism movie.
36. New Year's Evil (1980) - Great concept for a holiday-themed slasher film; the execution, however, left a bit to be desired.

October 25, 2015

37. Maximum Overdrive (1986) - Over-the-top concoction from writer / director Stephen King, with a blasting soundtrack courtesy of AC/DC.
38. Bowery at Midnight (1942) - Convoluted Bela Lugosi vehicle from his "Poverty Row" era has him playing a professor leading a double life.

October 26, 2015

39. The Pyramid (2014) - Strains of Alien and The Descent in this creature feature. Ashley Hinshaw is a cute final girl, even if her acting leaves a bit to be desired.

October 27, 2015

40. Jurassic World (2015) - Great dinosaur action scenes - but seriously, how does Bryce Dallas Howard make it through the film in high heels? LOL.

October 28, 2015

41. Black Sunday {AIP Version} (1960) - One of Mario Bava's best-known films, and it deserves its reputation as a great black-and-white gothic yarn.

Black Sunday marks my 400th horror film watched in 10 years of October Horror Movie Challenges!

October 29, 2015

42. The Mask of Satan (1960) - Original version of Black Sunday - this slightly longer and more explicit cut than the AIP version also had a different score.

October 30, 2015

43. Killing Season (2013) - Visceral thriller with Robert de Niro and John Travolta as Bosnian War veterans caught up in a "Most Dangerous Game" scenario. Not bad per se, but this should have been better. Terrible "happy" ending betrays the movie's grisly vibe.

October 31, 2015

44. Horror Island (1941) - Offbeat horror comedy from Universal involving a treasure hunt on a "haunted" island.
45. Man Made Monster (1941) - Another offbeat Universal horror film featuring Lon Chaney Jr before he hit it big with The Wolf Man.

... and that is that for the 2015 October Horror Movie Challenge. 45 films this year. That's enough for 4th place out of the 10 years that I've participated in the challenge. Bring on October 2016!!

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2015 Total = 45 movies
All-Time Ten-Year Total = 404 movies

2015 Milestone: I passed the 400 movie mark in this, the 10th year I've participated in the challenge.
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Indy's 7th Annual Halloween/Horror Challenge
Indy's 2014 Halloween/Horror Challenge
Indy's 2013 Halloween/Horror Challenge
Indy's 2012 Halloween/Horror Challenge
Indy's 2011 Halloween/Horror Challenge
Indy's 2010 Halloween/Horror Challenge
Indy's 2009 Halloween/Horror Challenge

Goal= 50, Finished with 51
* indicates first time viewing, finished with 23

September 30
1. The First Power

October 1
2. Monster Squad

October 2
3. Poltergeist (2015)*

October 3
4. The Walking Dead- S5 E3: Four Walls and a Roof, E4: Slabtown

October 4
5. The Boogens*

October 5
6. Deadly Blessing*
7. The Exorcist

October 7
8. Madman

October 8
9. The Sentinel*

October 9
10. The Omen (1976)

October 10
11. Child's Play 2
12. Skeleton Key
13. Lost Boys 2: The Tribe*

October 11
14. The Signal (2007)*
15. Wrong Turn 5*
16. 28 Days Later
17. Tales from the Crypt S5- Ep 7: House of Horror, Ep 8: Well Cooked Hams, Ep 9: Creep Course, Ep 10: Came the Dawn
18. The Walking Dead- S6 E1:First Time Again*

October 12
19. Tales from the Crypt (1972)*
20. Vault of Horror (1973)*
21. Wrong Turn 6*
22. Hocus Pocus

October 13
23. Psycho (1960)

October 14
24. Final Girl (2015)*

October 15
25. We Are Still Here*
26. The Uninvited (1944)*

October 16
27. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

October 17
28. The Haunting (1999)

October 18
29. Tales from the Crypt S5- Ep 11: Oil's Well That Ends Well, Ep 12: Half-Way Horrible, Ep 13: Till Death Do We Part, S6- Ep 1: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime
30. Child's Play 3*

October 19
31. Spring (2014)*
32. Cabin in the Woods (2012)

October 20
33. Jurassic World (2015)

October 21
34. Wrong Turn

October 23
35. The Thing (1982)

October 24
36. Tales from the Crypt S6- Ep 2: Only Skin Deep, Ep 3: Whirlpool
The Walking Dead- S6 E2: JSS*
37. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)*
38. The Blair Witch Project
39. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

October 25
40. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)*
41. Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
42. Jeepers Creepers II (2003)*

October 26
43. Mama (2013)

October 28
44. Mischief Night (2014)*

October 30
45. Tales from the Crypt S6- Ep 4: Operation Friendship, Ep 5: Revenge Is the Nuts
The Walking Dead- S6 E3: Thank You*
46. Lost Boys 3: The Thirst*
47. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
48. Jessabelle (2014)*

October 31
49. The Wolfman (1941)*
50. Urban Legend (1998)
51. Tales from the Crypt S6- Ep 6: The Bribe, Ep 7: The Pit,
Toy Story of Terror, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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10/06: Blood Feast (1963) - Blu-ray

10/10: Two Thousand Maniacs (1964) - Blu-ray

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2015 October Horror Movie Challenge





October Horror Viewing Calendar:
Spoiler:
Wednesday, September 30th

1) Don't Look Now (1973) ☼
2) Carnival of Souls (1962)


Thursday, October 1st

3) Island Claws (1980)
4) Night of the Demon (1980) ☼


Friday, October 2nd

5) Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
6) Eaten Alive (1976)


Saturday, October 3rd

7) The Wicker Man (1973) ☼


Sunday, October 4th

8) Bad Ronald (1974) ☼
9) The Midnight Meat Train (2008) ☼


Monday, October 5th

10) Sorority House Massacre (1986)
11) Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) ☼


Tuesday, October 6th

12) Troll Hunter (2010) ☼
13) Christmas Evil (1980)


Wednesday, October 7th

14) The Mist (2007)
15) The Innocents (1961) ☼


Thursday, October 8th

16) Eyes Without a Face (1960)
17) The Nail Gun Massacre (1985) ☼


Friday, October 9th

18) It Follows (2014)
19) Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2015) ☼


Saturday, October 10th

20) Cold Prey (2006) ☼
21) Horror Express (1972) ☼


Sunday, October 11th

22) Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
23) The Last House on the Left (1972) ☼


Monday October 12th

24) The Exorcist III (1990)
25) Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1965) ☼


Tuesday, October 13th

26) Night of the Demons (1988) ☼
27) The Babadook (2104)


Wednesday, October 14th

28) Just Before Dawn (1981)
29) Nightbreed (1990)


Thursday, October 15th

30) Trick 'r Treat (2007)
31) Screamtime (1986) ☼


Friday, October 16th

32) The House on Sorority Row (1983)
33) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) ☼


Saturday, October 17th

34) The Beyond (1981) ☼
35) The House by the Cemetary (1981) ☼


Sunday, October 18th

36) Prince of Darkness (1987)
37) Stigamata (1999) ☼


Monday, October 19th

38) Dance of the Dead (2008) ☼


Tuesday, October 20th

39) Fright Night (1985)
40) What We Do in the Shadows (2015) ☼


Wednesday, October 21st

41) The Evil Dead (1981)
42) In the Mouth of Madness (1994)


Thursday, October 22nd

43) The Descent (2005)
44) The Phantom of the Opera (1989) ☼


Friday, October 23rd

45) Santa Sangre (1983)
46) House of Wax (1953) ☼


Saturday, October 24th

47) The Terror (1963)


Sunday, October 25th

48) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
49) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) ☼


Monday, October 26th

50) Madman (1982)
51) Next of Kin (1982) ☼

Tuesday, October 27th

52) Black Sheep (2006) ☼
53) Neon Maniacs (1986)


Wednesday, October 28th

54) Contamination (1980)
55) Stir of Echoes (1999)


Thursday, October 29th

56) Pet Sematary (1989)
57) The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) ☼
58) Witchboard (1986) ☼


Friday, October 30th

59) A Candle for the Devil (1973) ☼
60) Idle Hands (1999) ☼
61) Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975)

Saturday, October 31st

62) Inferno (1980)
63) Midnight Hour (1985) ☼
64) Death Spa (1989) ☼



Theme Night:
(completed! )

Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Get on the Ball & Do Not Fall, Because Big or Small ...They'll Devour You All! - Bigfoots, Yetis & Tiny Terrors - Island Claws
-X- 10/02: 5-Star Service & Closed for the Season; Caretakers Go Psychotic for No Apparent Reason - You'll Never Check Out! - Eaten Alive
-X- 10/03: Farewell Master of the Macabre and Heavy Metal Hammer Legend of the Gods - R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee - The Wicker Man
-X- 10/04: Cathode Ray Boob Tube: Retinal Detachment of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies & Horror Mini-Series - Bad Ronald
-X- 10/05: No Stereotypes Perpetuated; The Frights Will Be Elevated - LGBT Horrors - Zombies of Mass Destruction
-X- 10/06: Wintery Conditions Possibly Ahead; Don't Wind Up Frozen Minus Your Head! - Blood and Snow - Troll Hunter
-X- 10/07: Nevermore Frightening. Nevermore Enlightening. Miskatonic University Approved. - Based on Horror Novels: Lovecraft / Poe / King / Matheson - The Innocents
-X- 10/08: A Blinding Vision of Eyeronic Cover Art You'll Never Live to See! - Eyes of Death - Eyes Without a Face
-X- 10/09: Decaying Walking Corpses Wreaking of Stinky Cheese, Beware Their Bite, Or Contact Their Disease! - Zombies - Wyrmwood Road of the Dead
-X- 10/10: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror - Cold Prey
-X- 10/11: Farewell to the Dream Master of Modern Horror - R.I.P. Wes Craven - New Nightmare
-X- 10/12: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - The Third Chapter! - 1965 (Gold) Vs. 1990 (Silver): The Gory Platter - The Exorcist III
-X- 10/13: Up or Down: Household Horrors Lurk All Around! - Better Crypts & Mortuaries: Attics & Basements Edition - The Babadook
-X- 10/14: You Have the Right to Remain Silent. Forever. - Police Stations - Nightbreed
-X- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Trick 'r Treat
-X- 10/16: They Date. They Mate. They Procreate. They Eradicate. - Crazy Love - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
-X- 10/17: VHS Distributor Status: Defunct. Nightmarish Visions: Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Vestron Video - House by the Cemetery
-X- 10/18: Sanctuary on Sacred Ground ...Nowhere to Be Found! Don't Turn to the Pope! Abandon All Hope! - Chapels of Horror - Prince of Darkness
-X- 10/19: Dreaded Reunions & Bad Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries; Avoid at All Costs, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - Schools Out ...Forever - Dance of the Dead
-X- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror - Fright Night
-X- 10/21: Don't Fail to Recite the Incantation, or You'll Be Better Off Hanging with Jason! - Necronomicon Ex-Mortis: Book of the Dead - The Evil Dead
-X- 10/22: Inflated Ticket Prices & Glaring Screens; Behave Yourself or Lose Your Spleen! - Theaters of Blood - Phantom of the Opera
-X- 10/23: Pay to Get In. PRAY to Get Out. - Free Admission: Enter at Your Own Risk - House of Wax
-X- 10/24: Mass Marathon of the Damned 6 - Drive-In Double Features: Bloody Cult Flix! - The Terror
-X- 10/25: The Super Sunday Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness - Evil Trees & Plants / Web of Horror / "Vs." Horror Films / Occult Detectives - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
-X- 10/26: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Madman
-X- 10/27: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Black Sheep
-X- 10/28: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night; Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet/Soft - Stir of Echoes
-X- 10/29: Furry Flying Abominations with Hideous Feet, Screaming Feline Critters Always in Heat, And An Essential Ingredient In Your Hotdog Meat - Bats / Cats / & Rats - Pet Semetary
-X- 10/30: Possessive Demons Cast Their Spell, Steer Clear or Discover the 7th Layer of Hell - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - A Candle For the Devil
-X- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Midnight Hour



The Subset List
(completed! )

Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Mondo Kane - Night of the Demon (1980)
-X- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Happiness Of The Katakuris (2001)
-X- 10/03: Chad - The Wicker Man (1973)
-X- 10/04: Dick Laurent - Bad Ronald (1974)
-X- 10/05: mrcellophane - Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)
-X- 10/06: tarfrimmer - Cold Prey (2006)
-X- 10/07: PCBreakdown - The Mist (2007)
-X- 10/08: cwileyy - Eyes Without a Face (1960)
-X- 10/09: Gobear - Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)
-X- 10/10: SterlingBen - Horror Express (1972)
-X- 10/11: Bladz - The Last House on the Left (1972)
-X- 10/12: ntnon - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
-X- 10/13: arw6040 - The Babadook (2014)
-X- 10/14: WillieMLF - Nightbreed (1990)
-X- 10/15: SethDLH - Screamtime (1986)
-X- 10/16: jacob_b - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The House by the Cemetery (1981)
-X- 10/18: shellebelle - Stigmata (1999)
-X- 10/19: CrazyMat - Dance of the Dead (2008)
-X- 10/20: Darkgod - What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
-X- 10/21: Undeadcow - John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
--- 10/22: indiephantom - Terror in the Aisles (1984)
-X- 10/23: clckworang - House of Wax (1953)
-X- 10/24: nezumi - The Terror (1963) / Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
-X- 10/25: Darth Maher - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
-X- 10/26: J. Farley - Next of Kin (1982)
-X- 10/27: terrycloth - Black Sheep (2006)
-X- 10/28: shellebelle - Stir of Echoes (1999)
-X- 10/29: Trevor - Pet Sematary (1989)
-X- 10/30: rbrown498 - Idle Hands (1999)
-X- 10/31: orlmac - The Midnight Hour (1985)

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October 1st
1. Friday the 13th
2. Friday the 13th, Part 2☼
3. Friday the 13th, Part 3☼


October 2nd
4. Friday the 13th, Part IV, The Final Chapter☼
5. Friday the 13th, Part V, A New Beginning☼

October 3rd
6. Friday the 13th, Part VI, Jason Lives☼
7. Friday the 13th, Part VII, The New Blood☼

October 7th
8. Friday the 13th, Part VIII, Jason Takes Manhattan☼

October 8th
9. Jason Goes to Hell, The Final Friday☼
10. Jason X

October 11th
11. Freddy vs Jason

October 14th
12. Friday the 13th(2009)

October 31st, Happy Halloween!
13. Scream
14. Scream 2
15. Scream 3

☼denotes first viewing

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1. Horror of Dracula (DVD)
2. Monster Squad (DVD)
3. Night of the Werewolf (BLU)
4. Addams Family (a stretch but my kids wanted to get involved!)
5. Stonehearst Asylum (Streaming, netflix fooled me...this was hardly horror)
6. Blood and Black Lace (DVD)
7. Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide (DVD)
8. Dawn of the Dead (remake, HBO)
9. Dawn of the Dead (original, European cut, DVD, to wash the stink of the remake from my brain)
10. Frankenstein (Universal, DVD)
11. Dracula (Universal, DVD)
12. Mummy (Universal, DVD)
13. Friday the 13th (original, DVD)
14. Madman (Streaming, WHY did I watch this again???)
15. Funeral Home (Streaming)
16. Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (Streaming, first time view, amazingly)
17. Death Ship (Streaming)
18. The Unseen (Streaming)
19. Just Before Dawn (Streaming)
20. Death Screams (Streaming)
21. Sleepaway Camp (DVD)
22. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (Streaming)
23. Mad Monster Party (DVD)
24. He Knows You're Alone (DVD)
25. When a Stranger Calls (DVD)
26. Friday the 13th Part 2 (TV!)
27. Friday the 13th Part 3 (DVD)
28. Twins of Evil (DVD)
29. Vampire Circus (DVD)

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Re: The 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

LIST FINALIZED!

September 30 - SO IT BEGINS...
01) Carnival of Souls (1962) - Criterion DVD
02) The Mummy (1932) - UK box Blu
October 1 - Get on the Ball & Do Not Fall, Because Big or Small ...They'll Devour You All! - Bigfoots, Yetis & Tiny Terrors
03) Night of the Demon (1980) - Code Red DVD*
04) Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) - DVD*
October 2 - 5-Star Service & Closed for the Season; Caretakers Go Psychotic for No Apparent Reason - You'll Never Check Out!
05) The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) - Arrow Blu *
06) It Follows (2014) - Blu*
07) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) - Blu
08) Hellions (2015) - Streaming - Really hated this movie, but stuck it out for the challenge. *
October 3 - Farewell Master of the Macabre and Heavy Metal Hammer Legend of the Gods - R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee
09) The Wicker Man (1973) - DVD
10) The Devil Rides Out (1968) - DVD*
11) Night of the Lepus (1972) - DVD - 'Jack calm down, the rabbit's gone.'
12) The Mist (2007) - DVD
October 4 - Cathode Ray Boob Tube: Retinal Detachment of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies & Horror Mini-Series
13) Bad Ronald (1974) - Streaming *
14) The Invisible Man (1933) - UK box Blu
October 5 - No Stereotypes Perpetuated; The Frights Will Be Elevated - LGBT Horrors
15) Zombies of Mass Distruction (2009) - Streaming
16) Pay the Ghost (2015) - Streaming - All I need to say is Nic Cage! *
October 6 - Wintery Conditions Possibly Ahead; Don't Wind Up Frozen Minus Your Head! - Blood and Snow
17) Fritt vilt (2006) - Streaming
October 7 - Nevermore Frightening. Nevermore Enlightening. Miskatonic University Approved. - Based on Horror Novels: Lovecraft / Poe / King / Matheson
18) The Bad Seed (1956) - DVD - You have just seen a motion picture whose theme dares to be startlingly different. May we ask that you do not divulge the unusual climax of this story. *
19) Pods (2015) - Streaming - Stuck it out for the sake of the challenge.*
October 8 - A Blinding Vision of Eyeronic Cover Art You'll Never Live to See! - Eyes of Death
20) They Live (1988) Blu - Gotta love Rowdy Roddy Piper in his prime.
October 9 - Decaying Walking Corpses Wreaking of Stinky Cheese, Beware Their Bite, Or Contact Their Disease! - Zombies
21) Cooties (2014) - Streaming*
22) Maggie (2015) - Blu
October 10 - Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror
23) High Tension (2003) - DVD
24) The Carrier (1988) - Streaming*
25) Carriers (2009) - Streaming
26) Fritt vilt II (2008) - Streaming
October 11 - Farewell to the Dream Master of Modern Horror - R.I.P. Wes Craven
27) The Hills Have Eyes (1977) - DVD
28) Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979) - Arrow Blu
October 12 - Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - The Third Chapter! - 1965 (Gold) Vs. 1990 (Silver): The Gory Platter
29) Jacob's Ladder (1990) - DVD
October 13 - Up or Down: Household Horrors Lurk All Around! - Better Crypts & Mortuaries: Attics & Basements Edition
30) Evil Dead (1981) - DVD
31) Event Horizon (1997) - TV
32) We Are Still Here (2015) - Streaming
October 14 - You Have the Right to Remain Silent. Forever. - Police Stations
33) Let Us Prey (2014) - Blu
34) Slumber Party Massacre (1982) - Theater*
35) Last House on the Left w/commentary (1972) - Streaming
October 15 - Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies
36) Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) - Streaming
37) Student Bodies (1981) - DVD
October 16 - They Date. They Mate. They Procreate. They Eradicate. - Crazy Love
38) Burying the Ex (2014) - Streaming
39) Razorback (1984) - Umbrella Blu
October 17 - VHS Distributor Status: Defunct. Nightmarish Visions: Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Vestron Video
40) Re-Animator (1985) - DVD - Love Jeffery Combs!
41) A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) - Streaming - Ended up being really surprised by how much I liked this one.*
42) Constantine (2005) - Blu - Just niticed this was on TV, so I had to watch it. Guilty pleasure!
October 18 - Sanctuary on Sacred Ground ...Nowhere to Be Found! Don't Turn to the Pope! Abandon All Hope! - Chapels of Horror
43) Evilspeak (1981) - Blu*
44) The Plague of the Zombies (1966) - DVD*
October 19 - Dreaded Reunions & Bad Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries; Avoid at All Costs, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - Schools Out ...Forever
45) Detention (2011) - Streaming
46) Witching & Bitching (2013) - Streaming*
October 20 - Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror
47) What We Do In the Shadows (2014) - Blu
48) Dracula (1931) - Blu
October 21 - Don't Fail to Recite the Incantation, or You'll Be Better Off Hanging with Jason! - Necronomicon Ex-Mortis: Book of the Dead
49) The Howling (1981) - DVD
50) Stung (2015) - Streaming*
October 22 - Inflated Ticket Prices & Glaring Screens; Behave Yourself or Lose Your Spleen! - Theaters of Blood
51) The Blob (1958) - DVD
52) Hellraiser (1987) - DVD
October 23 - Pay to Get In. PRAY to Get Out. - Free Admission: Enter at Your Own Risk
53) House of Wax (1953) - DVD
54) The Inhabitants (2015) - Streaming*
October 24 - Mass Marathon of the Damned 6 - Drive-In Double Features: Bloody Cult Flix!
55) The Reptile (1966) - DVD*
56) Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) - DVD*
57) The Final Girls (2015) - Streaming*
October 25 - The Super Sunday Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness - Evil Trees & Plants / Web of Horror / "Vs." Horror Films / Occult Detectives
58) Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) - DVD
59) Rabid (1977) - Arrow Blu
October 26 - It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers
60) Final Exam (1981) - Blu*
61) Stigmata (1999) - Streaming
October 27 - Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon
62) Black Sheep (2006) - Streaming*
63) In the Mouth of Madness (1994) - Streaming*
64) Bloody Birthday (1981) - Streaming*
October 28 - Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night; Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet/Soft
65) Stir of Echoes (1999) - Streamiing
66) Just Before Dawn (1981) - Streaming*
October 29 - Furry Flying Abominations with Hideous Feet, Screaming Feline Critters Always in Heat, And An Essential Ingredient In Your Hotdog Meat - Bats / Cats / & Rats
67) Pet Semetary (1989) - Streaming
68) Galaxy of Terror (1981) - Streaming*
October 30 - Possessive Demons Cast Their Spell, Steer Clear or Discover the 7th Layer of Hell - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell
69) Drag Me to Hell (2009) - Blu
70) The Addiction (1995) - Streaming*
71) Apollo 18 (2011) - Blu
October 31 - Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror
72) Idle Hands (1999) - Streaming*
73) The Midnight Hour (1985) - Streaming*
74) The Tunnel (2011) - Streaming*

Theme Nights
Spoiler:
--- 10/01: Get on the Ball & Do Not Fall, Because Big or Small ...They'll Devour You All! - Bigfoots, Yetis & Tiny Terrors -NIGHT OF THE DEMON
--- 10/02: 5-Star Service & Closed for the Season; Caretakers Go Psychotic for No Apparent Reason - You'll Never Check Out! -THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS
--- 10/03: Farewell Master of the Macabre and Heavy Metal Hammer Legend of the Gods - R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee - THE WICKER MAN
--- 10/04: Cathode Ray Boob Tube: Retinal Detachment of the Mind's Eye - Made-for-TV Horror Movies & Horror Mini-Series -BAD RONALD
--- 10/05: No Stereotypes Perpetuated; The Frights Will Be Elevated - LGBT Horrors -ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION
--- 10/06: Wintery Conditions Possibly Ahead; Don't Wind Up Frozen Minus Your Head! - Blood and Snow -COLD PREY
--- 10/07: Nevermore Frightening. Nevermore Enlightening. Miskatonic University Approved. - Based on Horror Novels: Lovecraft / Poe / King / Matheson -THE BAD SEED
--- 10/08: A Blinding Vision of Eyeronic Cover Art You'll Never Live to See! - Eyes of Death -THEY LIVE
--- 10/09: Decaying Walking Corpses Wreaking of Stinky Cheese, Beware Their Bite, Or Contact Their Disease! - Zombies -MAGGIE
--- 10/10: Itinerary of Hostel Intent; Railway of Unnerving Descent - The European Passport to Terror -HIGH TENSION
--- 10/11: Farewell to the Dream Master of Modern Horror - R.I.P. Wes Craven -THE HILLS HAVE EYES
--- 10/12: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - The Third Chapter! - 1965 (Gold) Vs. 1990 (Silver): The Gory Platter -JACOB'S LADDER
--- 10/13: Up or Down: Household Horrors Lurk All Around! - Better Crypts & Mortuaries: Attics & Basements Edition -EVIL DEAD
--- 10/14: You Have the Right to Remain Silent. Forever. - Police Stations -LET US PREY
--- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -TWILIGHT ZONE:THE MOVIE
--- 10/16: They Date. They Mate. They Procreate. They Eradicate. - Crazy Love -BURYING THE EX
--- 10/17: VHS Distributor Status: Defunct. Nightmarish Visions: Continue To Run Amok - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: Vestron Video -RE-ANIMATOR
--- 10/18: Sanctuary on Sacred Ground ...Nowhere to Be Found! Don't Turn to the Pope! Abandon All Hope! - Chapels of Horror -EVILSPEAK
--- 10/19: Dreaded Reunions & Bad Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries; Avoid at All Costs, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - Schools Out ...Forever -DETENTION
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires & Apocalyptic Horror -WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
--- 10/21: Don't Fail to Recite the Incantation, or You'll Be Better Off Hanging with Jason! - Necronomicon Ex-Mortis: Book of the Dead -THE HOWLING
--- 10/22: Inflated Ticket Prices & Glaring Screens; Behave Yourself or Lose Your Spleen! - Theaters of Blood -THE BLOB
--- 10/23: Pay to Get In. PRAY to Get Out. - Free Admission: Enter at Your Own Risk -HOUSE OF WAX
--- 10/24: Mass Marathon of the Damned 6 - Drive-In Double Features: Bloody Cult Flix! -RASPUTIN: THE MAD MONK/THE REPTILE
--- 10/25: The Super Sunday Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness - Evil Trees & Plants / Web of Horror / "Vs." Horror Films / Occult Detectives -KINGDOM OF SPIDERS
--- 10/26: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers -FINAL EXAM
--- 10/27: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -BLACK SHEEP
--- 10/28: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night; Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights - Supernatural & Quiet/Soft -STIR OF ECHOES
--- 10/29: Furry Flying Abominations with Hideous Feet, Screaming Feline Critters Always in Heat, And An Essential Ingredient In Your Hotdog Meat - Bats / Cats / & Rats -PET SEMETARY
--- 10/30: Possessive Demons Cast Their Spell, Steer Clear or Discover the 7th Layer of Hell - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -DRAG ME TO HELL
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience the Color Red! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -THE MIDNIGHT HOUR


*Denotes First Time Watch

Blue=Blu-ray - 18 entries
Black=DVD - 21 entries
Streaming - 34 entries
Theater - 1 entry

First Time Watches: 32/74 (43%)
Number of Entries Watched with Commentary: 1

Films/Entries Watched by Decade:
1930s: 3
1940s: 0
1950s: 3
1960s: 6
1970s: 10
1980s: 18
1990s: 7
2000s: 9
2010s: 18

Most Loved: What We Do In The Shadows, Final Girls, The Bad Seed, The Carrier(88), Bloody Birthday, Slumber Party Massacre
Most Despised: Pods, Hellions (need to rewatch this one, but the initial viewing didn't go down well)

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Re: The 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

This Challenge goes to 11!


Goals:
100 Movies -DONE!
Complete the Universal Horror List: -DONE!
Spoiler:
Dates listed US style - month/day/year

1910s (The Early Years):

Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (03/06/1913)

1920s (The Silent Era):

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (09/06/1923)
The Phantom of the Opera (11/15/1925)
The Cat and the Canary (09/09/1927)
The Last Performance (11/02/1927)
The Man Who Laughs (11/04/1928)
The Last Warning (01/06/1929)


1930's (The Golden Age):

The Cat Creeps (11/10/1930) [All copies assumed lost - only audio remains]
Dracula (02/14/1931)
Frankenstein (01/21/1931)
Dracula (Spanish version) (03/11/1931)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (02/21/1932)
The Old Dark House (10/20/1932)

The Mummy (12/22/1932)
Murders in the Zoo (03/01/1933)
Secret of the Blue Room (7/20/1933)
The Invisible Man (11/13/1933)
The Black Cat (05/07/1934)
Mystery of Edwin Drood (2/4/1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (04/22/1935)
Werewolf of London (05/13/1935)
The Raven (07/08/1935)
Dracula's Daughter (05/11/1936)
The Invisible Ray (01/20/1936)
Night Key (05/02/1937)
Son of Frankenstein (01/13/39)
Tower of London (11/17/1939)


1940s (The Monster Mash):

The Invisible Man Returns (01/12/1940)
Dr. Cyclops (4/10/40)
Black Friday (04/12/1940)
The Mummy's Hand (09/20/1940)
The Invisible Woman (12/27/1940)
Man Made Monster (03/28/1941)
Horror Island (03/28/1941)
The Black Cat (05/02/1941)

The Wolf Man (12/12/1941)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (03/13/42)
The Mad Doctor of Market Street (02/27/1942)
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (04/17/1942)

Invisible Agent (08/07/1942)
Night Monster (10/20/1942)
The Mummy's Tomb (10/23/1942)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (03/05/1943)
Captive Wild Woman (06/04/1943)
Phantom of the Opera (08/27/1943)
Son of Dracula (11/05/1943)
The Mad Ghoul (11/12/1943)
Calling Dr. Death (12/17/1943)
Weird Woman (03/01/1944)
Jungle Woman (6/1/1944)

The Invisible Man's Revenge (06/09/1944)
The Mummy's Ghost (07/07/1944)
The Climax (10/20/1944)
Dead Man's Eyes (11/10/1944)
House of Frankenstein (12/01/1944)
The Mummy's Curse (12/22/1944)
The Frozen Ghost (06/01/1945)
The Jungle Captive (6/29/1945)
Strange Confession (10/05/1945)
House of Dracula (12/07/45)
Pillow of Death (12/14/1945)
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (3/22/1946)
House of Horrors (03/29/1946)
She-Wolf of London (05/17/46)
The Brute Man (10/01/1946)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (06/15/1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (9/18/1949)

1950s (A Monster Revival):

Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (03/07/1951)
Strange Door (12/08/1951)
Black Castle (12/15/1952)

It Came from Outer Space (05/25/1953)
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (08/01/1953)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (03/05/1954)
This Island Earth (06/01/1955)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (06/23/1955)
Revenge of the Creature (07/22/1955)
Cult of the Cobra (08/05/1955)
Tarantula (12/14/1955)

The Creature Walks Among Us (06/26/1956)
Francis in the Haunted House (07/20/1956)
The Mole People (12/22/1956)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (2/22/1957)
The Deadly Mantis (05/??/1957)
The Monolith Monsters (12/10/1957)
The Thing that Couldn't Die (3/17/1958)
Monster on the Campus (12/17/1958)
Curse of the Undead (5/??/1959)

The Leech Woman (5/??/1960)
Watch a lot of Wes Craven -NOT BAD (8)
Have Fun -DONE!

FINAL STATS:
  • Watched: 135 (New Personal Best!)
  • First-Time Views: 82 (61%)
  • Theme Nights: All but 2
  • Decades Watched:
    Spoiler:
    1910: 1 (1%)
    1920: 6 (4%)
    1930: 20 (15%)
    1940: 41 (30%)
    1950: 22 (16%)
    1960: 6 (4%)
    1970: 9 (7%)
    1980: 6 (4%)
    1990: 7 (5%)
    2000: 6 (4%)
    2010: 11 (8%)

* = First-time Views
Theme Nights

October 1:
1. Carnival of Souls (1962)
2. Antichrist (2009)
3. Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1913)* wildcard
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)*
5. Willow Creek (2013)*
October 2:
6. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)*
7. The Last Performance (1927)*
8. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)*
October 3:
9. It Follows (2015)*
10. The Last Warning (1929)*
11. The Mummy (1959)*
12. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)*
October 4:
13. The Cat and the Canary (1927)*
14. Dracula (1931)
15. Dracula - Spanish version (1931)
October 5:
16. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
17. Tusk (2013)*
18. The Babadook (2014)*
19. 100 Years of Horror: Dracula and his Disciples/Blood-Sucking Beings*/Frankenstein's Fiends*/Baron Frankenstein*
October 6:
20. 100 Years of Horror: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde*/Werewolves*
21. The Man Who Laughs (1928)*
22. Cold Prey (2006)*
October 7:
23. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)*
24. The Raven (1935)*
25. The Black Cat (1934)
26. Murders In The Zoo (1933)*
October 8:
27. They Live (1988)
28. The Old Dark House (1932)
29. 100 Years of Horror: Bela Lugosi*/Boris Karloff*/Ghosts*/Phantoms*
October 9:
30. The Old Dark House (1932) with James Curtis commentary*
31. Zombieland (2009)
32. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)*
33. Shaun of the Dead (2004) with Wright/Pegg commentary*
October 10:
34. Cursed (2005)*
35. The Shout (1978)*
36. Frankenstein (1931)
37. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
38. The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)*
October 11:
39. The Last House on the Left (1972)
40. Summer of Fear (1978)*
41. Deadly Blessing (1981)*
42. Invitation to Hell (1984)*
43. Shocker (1989) with director commentary*
44. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)*
October 12:
45. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)*
46. Night Key (1937)
October 13:
47. Secret of the Blue Room (1933)*
48. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
October 14:
49. Tower of London (1939)
50. Nightbreed (1990)*
51. The Mummy (1932)
October 15:
52. Screamtime (2012)*
53. Kwaidan (1964)*
54. The Invisible Man (1933)
55. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
October 16:
56. The Invisible Woman (1940)
57. Dr. Cyclops (1940)*
58. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)*
59. The Beast (1975)*
October 17:
60. The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)*
61. The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)*
62. Impulse (1984)*
63. Werewolf of London (1935)
64. The Invisible Ray (1936)*
65. Black Friday (1940)*
October 18:
66. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)*
67. The Wolf Man (1941)
68. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
69. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
October 19:
70. The Black Cat (1941)*
71. Man Made Monster (1941)*
72. Horror Island (1941)*
73. Scream (1996)
October 20:
74. Son of Dracula (1943)
75. House of Dracula (1945)
76. The Invisible Agent (1942)
77. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
October 21:
78. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
79. The Mad Ghoul (1943)*
80. Night Monster (1942)*
81. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
October 22:
82. The Phantom of the Opera (1943)*
83. Captive Wild Woman (1943)*
84. The Climax (1944)*
85. Calling Dr. Death (1943)*
86. Weird Woman (1944)*
October 23:
87. Dead Man's Eyes (1944)*
88. House of Frankenstein (1944)
89. Jungle Woman (1944)*
90. Jungle Captive (1945)*
October 24:
91. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
92. The Mummy's Curse (1944)
93. The Frozen Ghost (1945)*
94. Strange Confession (1945)*
95. House of Dracula (1945)
96. The Incredible Melting Man (1977) - MST3k
97. Squirm (1976) - MST3k
October 25:
98. Pillow of Death (1945)*
99. House of Horrors (1946)*
100. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
101. The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)*
102. Crimson Peak (2015)*
103. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)*
October 26:
104. The Brute Man (1946) - MST3k
105. Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man (1951)*
106. The Strange Door (1951)*
107. Black Castle (1952)*
October 27:
108. She-Wolf of London (1946)
109. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1948)*
110. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1953)*
111. It Came From Outer Space (1953)*
112. Tarantula (1955)*
October 28:
113. Cult of the Cobra (1955)*
114. The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
115. Revenge of the Creature (1955)
116. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
October 29:
117. The Cat Creeps (1930)* wildcard
118. The Deadly Mantis (1957) - MST3k
119. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)*
120. Francis in the Haunted House (1956)*
121. The Mole People (1956) - MST3k
122. The Monolith Monsters (1957)*
October 30:
123. This Island Earth (1955)
124. Curse of the Undead (1958)*
125. Monster on the Campus (1959)*
126. Toy Story of TERROR! (2013)* wildcard
127. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2013)*
October 31:
128. The Leech Woman (1960) - MST3k
129. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
130. The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
131. The Brood (1979)
132. Halloween (1978)
133. Rocky Horror Show Live (2015)*
134. The Thing (1982)
135. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

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The October 2015 It Follows Horror Challenge



October 1st
1. Scream Queens: Chainsaw, Season 1.3 HD TV
American Horror Story: Coven: Fearful Pranks Ensue, Season 3.4 BD
2. Candyman (1992) DVD
3. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) DVD
4. Sleepy Hollow: I, Witness, Season 3.1 HD TV
Supernatural: Everybody Hates Hitler, Season 8.13 BD
5. Bordello of Blood (1996) BD

October 2nd
6. Witchery (1988) BD
7. Dracula (1931) BD

October 4th
8. Killer Movie (2008) BD

October 5th
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) BD
10. The Devil's Carnival (2012) BD
11. The Strain: Night Train, Season 2.13 HD TV
Fear the Walking Dead: The Good Man, Season 1.6 HD TV

October 6th
12. Scarecrows (1988) BD
13. The Children (2008) BD
14. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014) HD TV ☼ Nominal
15. Scream Queens: Haunted House, Season 1.4 HD TV
iZombie: Grumpy Old Liv, Season 2.1 HD TV

October 7th
16. The House on Sorority Row (1983) DVD
17. Sorority House Massacre II (1990) DVD

October 9th
18. Night of the Living Dead (1968) DVD
19. House on Haunted Hill (1959) DVD

October 10th
20. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Theater
21. Dead & Buried (1981) BD
22. Tourist Trap (1979) BD

October 11th
23. American Horror Story: Hotel: Checking In, Season 5.1 HD TV
Tales from the Crypt: The New Arrival, Season 4.7 DVD
24. The Prowler (1981) BD
25. The Hazing (2004) DVD

October 12th
26. The Walking Dead: First Time Again, Season 6.1 HD TV
Friends: The One with the Halloween Party, Season 8.6 DVD

October 14th
27. The Big Bang Theory: The Good Guy Fluctuation, Season 5.7 DVD
American Horror Story: Hotel: Chutes and Ladders, Season 5.2 HD TV
28. One Dark Night (1982) DVD

October 15th
29. iZombie: Zombie Bro, Season 2.2 HD TV
Scream Queens: Pumpkin Patch, Season 1.4 HD TV


October 16th
30. The Hunger (1983) BD

October 17th
31. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) BD
32. Friday the 13th (1980) BD

October 18th
33. Sleepy Hollow: Whispers in the Dark, Season 3.2 HD TV
The Walking Dead: JSS, Season 6.2 HD TV
34. New Nightmare (1994) BD

October 19th
35. Subspecies (1991) BD
36. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers HD TV

October 20th
37. The Last Slumber Party (1988) DVD
38. Scream Queens: Seven Minutes in Hell, Season 1.6 HD TV
iZombie: Real Dead Housewife of Seattle, Season 2.3 HD TV

October 22
39. Scream 2 (1997) HD TV

October 23rd
40. Crimson Peak (2015) Theater
41. The Uninvited (1944) BD

October 24th
42. American Horror Story: Hotel: Mommy, Season 5.3 HD TV
Tales from the Crypt: King of the Road, Season 4.9 DVD

October 25th
43. Halloween (1978) BD
44. The Walking Dead: Thank You, Season 6.3 HD TV
The Talking Dead HD TV
45. Night of the Demons 2 (1994) BD

October 26th
46. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) HD TV *Wildcard #1
47. Halloweentown 1998) HD TV

October 28th
48. iZombie: Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues, Season 2.4 HD TV
American Horror Story: Hotel: Devil's Night, Season 5. HD TV
49. Puppetmaster (1989) BD
50. Hocus Pocus (1993) BD

October 29th
51. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995) BD
52. Saw (2004) HD TV
53. Saw II (2005) - HD TV

October 30th
54. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) BD

October 31st
55. Everything Wrong With It Follows In 12 Minutes Or Less YouTube *Wildcard #2
56. Ash vs Evil Dead: El Jefe, Season 1.1 HD TV *Wildcard #3
57. Trick 'r Treat (2007) BD

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Mallratcal's 7th October Horror Movie Challenge!

List is Final!

Goal is 100

Oct 1st
1. Dracula Untold **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 92 min / 2014
Average. I do like Dracula being an all powerful beast, though.

2. Headless * / New / Blu-Ray / 85 min / 2015
Boring, artsy fartsy bullshit. The Skull Kid was creepy, and I do want Wolf Baby to be a thing.

3. Madman *** / New / Blu-Ray / 88 min / 1982
Solid slasher in the woods. It got a little slow when they went off one by one to be killed, but it was enjoyable.

4. I, Madman **** / New / Blu-Ray / 89 min / 1989
This was really good. I hadn't even heard of this movie until Scream put it out, and I am very happy for these gems.

Oct 2nd
5. New Year's Evil ** / New / Blu-Ray / 90 min / 1980
Kind of slow, but OK, nothing special. Featured some of the lamest New Years parties and somehow worse cops, but the police buffoonery was the highlight.

6. Nomads **** / New / Blu-Ray / 91 min / 1986
Another good one from Scream Factory. Includes James Bonds ball sack.

7. Shock Waves *** / New / Blu-Ray /85 min / 1977
With super soldiers this lazy it's no wonder Germany lost the war.

8. Land of the Dead ** / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 2005
I'm not sure if I like this movie or not. Dennis Hopper was the highlight, and needed more of him. Anyway, it was the final battle between Luigi and King Koopa.

Oct 3rd
9. Deadly Eyes ** / New / Blu-Ray / 87 min / 1982
I love when a movie is filmed in Canada but try to pass it off as the US. They dressed wiener dogs up as rats, and I couldn't help thinking how cute it must have been to get swarmed by them.

10. Rawhead Rex ** / DVD / 89 min / 1986
Rawhead is super goofy looking, especially when he runs. This is another title that needs a better release.

11. Ghost Town **1/2 / Blu-Ray / 85 min / 1988
Haven't seen this one since the days of VHS. I like the concept.

12. Night of the Scarecrow ***1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 85 min / 1995
This was a great DTV gem, with some great special effects.

Oct 4th
13. Witchcraft II: The Temptress 1/2* / New / DVD / 88 min / 1989
Embarrassing. Everyone should feel bad. I know I do.

Oct 5th
14. The Prophecy ** / Blu-Ray / 98 min / 1995
Christopher Walken was great, it needed more of him.

15. The Prowler **1/2 / Blu-Ray /89 min / 1981
The VHS I have is so dark and hard to hear it was nice to have this upgraded Blu-Ray. Pretty decent slasher with a few problems. Another great exploding head effect in this one.

16. The Strangers *** / Blu-Ray / 87 min / 2008
A good tense movie that knows how to use sound effectively.

17 Jeepers Creepers ** / Blu-Ray / 90 min / 2001
Better than I remembered, but not great. Creepier knowing about the director. I also hated the two main characters.

18. High Tension *** / DVD / 91 min / 2003
The twist is still dumb, but it's an enjoyable movie.

Oct 6th
19. The Last Man on Earth *** / New / DVD / 86 min / 1964
The most faithful adaptation to the book. The end is great, I don't know how all of the other movies based on the book keep getting it so wrong.

20. The Battery **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 101 min / 2012
I think with tighter editing this movie would have been better. They new their limitations and made a good movie when so many others have failed.

21. Slaughter Studios **1/2 / New / DVD / 90 min / 2002
I didn't know this was a horror-comedy until I put it in, but it was enjoyable and was actually funny in parts.

22. Class of Nuke 'Em High ***1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 85 min / 1986
This was a lot of fun, with some great gore and music.

Oct 7th
23. Curse of Chucky *** / New / Blu-Ray / 97 min / 2013
A good Chucky movie, been a while since we had one of those. The stinger ending kind of blew it though.

24. Fright House ** / New / DVD / 57 min / 1989
Starring Grandpa Munster. This made very little sense, it seemed like a third of the movie was never filmed. I did like the setup.

25. Severance *** / New / DVD / 96 min / 2006
Good and funny.

Oct 8th
26. Humanoids from the Deep *** / Blu-Ray / 80 min / 1980
Fish rape would be a terrible way to go.

27. Paranormal Activity 3 ** / New / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 2011
Nothing happened until 14:45 into the movie. Still, a little better than the last one I guess.

28. The Stepfather ***1/2 / Blu-Ray / 89 min / 1987
Another movie I haven't seen in a very long time. First it was Pierce Brosnan's nutsack, then it was Terry O'Quinn's dong, who will be next?

29. Night of the Creeps ***1/2 / Blu-Ray / 88 min / 1986
I really like the atmosphere in this movie, and it's got some great lines.

Oct 9th
30. Curtains ***1/2 / Blu-Ray / 89 min / 1983
Above average slasher.

31. Ginger Snaps ***1/2 / Blu-Ray / 108 min / 2000
Still holds up. This is another movie where I love the way it looks.

32. The Funhouse ***1/2 / Blu-Ray / 96 min / 1981
Slow but not boring. How did all of those bums afford to get into the carnival?

33. Serial Killing 101 ** / New / DVD / 89 min / 2004
Thomas Haden Church was the highlight.

Oct 10th
34. The Food of the Gods ** / New / Blu-Ray / 88 min / 1976
Mediocre. Was Bensington, drunk for the entire movie?

35. From a Whisper to a Scream **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 99 min / 1987
Decent anthology.

36. Rumpelstiltskin *** / DVD / 87 min / 1995
This was ridiculous and it knew it. Very fun movie.

Oct 11th
37. Black X-Mas ** / New / Blu-Ray 92 min / 2006
This was OK. Visually it was very pretty.

38. Catacombs *1/2 / New / DVD / 84 min / 1988
Pretty boring. How come no one noticed the first priest to go missing?

Oct 12th
39. Prom Night **1/2 / Blu-Ray 92 min / 1980
Slow but has a good climax. Also has the largest red herring in movie history.

40. Drag Me to Hell *** / Blu-Ray / 99 min / 2009
Funniest movie of the challenge.

41. Prom Night (2008) *1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 89 min / 2008
This was pretty weak. And why did a high school prom have paparazzi?

42. The Ward ***1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 89 min / 2010
I liked this (minus the jump scare at the end) I thought it was a good "ghost" story.

Oct 13th
43. Bad Dreams ** / New / Blu-Ray / 80 min / 1988
Nothing special. I liked Ralph, though. Ralphs have good track records in horror movies.

44. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 90 min / 2006
A decent slasher.

45. Night of the Demons *** / Blu-Ray / 90 min / 1988
The characters are all cookie cutter, and the acting is bad but I'm able to look past that for the fun horror movie that it is. I sure am glad Stooge got his tongue bit off, should have happened sooner.

Oct 14th
46. The Phantom of the Opera *1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 1989
I didn't care for it. I liked the stuff set in modern times, I think I would have liked it more if the entire movie was set in the '80s.

47. V/H/S/2 * / New / Blu-Ray / 96 min / 2013
This wasn't very good. Story 3 was the strongest.

48. Contamination .7 1/2* / New / DVD / 91 min / 1993
Boring and very poorly made.

Oct 15th
49. A Nightmare on Elm Street ****1/2 / Blu-Ray / 91 min / 1984
After yesterdays stinkers I thought I should go back to a classic to cleanse my pallet. The Tina body bag scenes are still creepy.

50. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge *1/2 / Blu-Ray / 87 min / 1985
No other slasher went into the crapper as fast as this.

51. Sweet Sixteen ** / Blu-Ray / 90 min / 1983
Fairly uneventful, but has a real creepy vibe to it.

Oct 16th
52. Society ***1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 99 min / 1989
The ending is worth the wait.

53. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors **1/2 / Blu-Ray / 96 min / 1987
Freddy really didn't need more backstory. And the skeleton sequence was unnecessary.

54. Late Phases **** / New / Blu-Ray / 95 min / 2014
This was really good.

Oct 17th
55. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master ** / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 1988
The final confrontation was not the best.

56. The Guest **** / Blu-Ray / 100 min / 2014
A fantastic movie with a great soundtrack.

57. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child **1/2 / Blu-Ray / 89 min / 1989
Better than the 4th.

58. Babysitter Massacre *1/2 / New / DVD / 78 min / 2013
Lots of nudity, but the movie suffered from who are these people? syndrome.

Oct 18th
59. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare *1/2 / Blu-Ray / 89 min / 1991
The comedy didn't work, and the dream demon stuff was not needed, bitch. Rivals the 2nd as the worst in the series, bitch.

60. Saw IV **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 2007
I've never been a fan of this series but this wasn't bad.

61. Frozen Scream * / New / DVD / 85 min / 1975
Poorly made (not only can you see the boom mic but you can see the boom mic operators hand) I think they only had time for a single take on every scene.

Oct 19th
62. The Babadook ***1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 93 min / 2014
I like horror movies that don't rely on jump scares. Good flick.

63. Without Warning *1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 89 / 1980
Pretty dull with a cheap looking alien, no wonder they waited until the end to show it. 3rd movie of the challenge with Cameron Mitchell, he died in all 3 and was on screen for maybe a total of 15 minutes. Not a great track record.

64. Shivers *** / Blu-Ray / 87 min / 1975
Somehow it felt right to watch this on election day.

65. It Waits * / New / DVD / 88 min / 2005
It sucks! But seriously this was not very good.

Oct 20th
66. New Nightmare **1/2 / Blu-Ray / 112 min / 1994
I really like the concept for this movie. NOES always tried to keep it fresh throughout the series.

67. WolfCop **1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 79 min / 2014
This was entertaining schlock.

68. Demons III: The Ogre * / New / DVD / 93 min / 1988
People slowly walk around a castle, and a moo cow shows up, that was probably the highlight.

Oct 21st
69.Event Horizon ***1/2 / DVD / 96 min / 1997
This was better upon the 2nd viewing. It still could have done without the fist fight at the end, or at least make the sound effects not so goofy.

70. To All a Goodnight *1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 90 min / 1980
A forgettable slasher with a stupid twist.

71. Watchers Reborn * / New / DVD / 90 min / 1998
This wasn't very good.

Oct 22nd
72. The Unborn II *1/2 / New / DVD / 83 min / 1994
Babies getting punched and shot in the face! This was good for a laugh but the middle kind of dragged.

73. Deep Rising **1/2 / DVD / 106 min / 1998
A thoroughly entertaining monster movie.

74. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film ****1/2 / New / DVD / 96 min / 2009
One of the best horror documentaries I've ever seen.

Oct 23rd
75. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) *1/2 / Blu-Ray / 95 min / 2010
I liked this the first time I saw it, but it was nothing but jump scares. They should have went with the Freddy was innocent angle.

76. Warlock *** / DVD / 103 min / 1989
When Kassandra gets cursed and she ages and hair hair/nails grow. Imagine what it did to her downstairs.

77. Witchery ** / New / Blu-Ray / 95 min / 1988
I think Tommy has a learning disability. Not bad once it got going but the film needed an editor.

Oct 24th
78. Maniac Cop *** / DVD / 88 min / 1988
Better than I remembered. I like how the cop comes back to life when Theresa breaks the window.

79. Vampires ***1/2 / DVD / 108 min / 1998
An underrated film. James Woods was fantastic.

80. Stripped to Kill *1/2 / New / Blu-Ray / 88 min / 1987
Tons of stripping, but that does not make for a terrible entertaining movie. Also ladies, the robot is not a sexy dance.

Oct 25th
81. The Dungeonmaster *1/2 / New / 77 min / 1984
Richard Moll in another bizarre horror movie.

82. The Shining ***** / Blu-Ray / 146 min / 1980
A perfect film.

Oct 26th
83. Warlock: The Armageddon *1/2 / DVD / 98 min / 1993
Lacked the charm of the first one.

84. Rika: The Zombie Killer ** / New / DVD / 86 min / 2008
Not as good as the other 2 entries in the series, it needed more wackiness.

85. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb *1/2 / New / DVD / 81 min / 1964
Not much happened in this one and was pretty boring.

Oct 27th
86. Scream of Fear ***1/2 / New / DVD / 81 min / 1961
This was fine and had some good twists.

87. Return of the Living Dead III **1/2 / DVD / 97 min / 1993
Gruesome looking zombies. I would like to see a follow up to this story.

88. Frankenstein **** / Blu-Ray / 70 min / 1931
Gets better then more I see it.

89. It Follows ***1/2 / Blu-Ray / 100 min / 2014
Another excellent film that didn't rely on jump scares.

Oct 28th
90. Demonoid: Messenger of Death * / New / Blu-Ray / 81 min / 1981
The sequel to Manos, and almost as good. If your movie features a killer severed hand you have to play it for laughs, going serious was a mistake.

91. 1408 *** / New / Netflix / 104 min / 2007
Been meaning to watch this for the past 3 challenges, but I guess my Blu-Ray was haunted and wouldn't play, so Netflix saved the day.

Oct 29th
92. The Blob *** / New / DVD / 86 min / 1958
I prefer the remake.

93. Frightmare **1/2 / Blu-Ray / 86 min / 1983
I lost track of how often it switched from night to day, but it was an enjoyable slasher due to it's wackiness.

94. Terror House * / New / DVD / 73 min / 1998
I was hoping for good-bad but got bad-bad.

Oct 30th
95. The Fly **** / New / Blu-Ray / 96 min / 1986
Another one I have been planning to watch for years, this was the first time I have seen it in full. Brundlefly was revolting but you felt bad for him.

96. Halloween 5 ** / DVD / 96 min / 1989
This was a weird movie. Dr. Loomis spent most of his time just terrorizing kids.

97. The Rocky Horror Picture Show ***** / Blu-Ray / 100 min / 1975
The only movie I watch every October.

Oct 31st
98. From Dusk Till Dawn ***1/2 / DVD / 108 min / 1996
Another good fun movie.

99. Alien **** / New / Blu-Ray / 117 min / 1979
Watched it with the RLM commentary.

100. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers *** / New / Blu-Ray / 96 min / 1995
This was the producers cut. I liked it better than the theatrical version. Minus the runes freezing Michael, But it was actually a good end to the series.

101. Ash vs Evil Dead New / VOD / 43 min / 2015 / Wildcard
First episode was great.

102. Gravity Falls: Summerween VOD / 23 min / 2012 / Wildcard

103. Halloween Spooktacular New / VOD / 60 min / 2015 / Wildcard
I hope these continue for a very long time.

104. Day of the Dead **** / Blu-Ray / 96 min / 1985
Rhodes is a great villain. And a great movie to end the challenge on!

105. The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V & VI / VOD / 46 min / 1994 & 1995 / Wildcard
Classic Simpsons.

Checklist: Is Complete!

Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
-X- Lionel Atwill -or- Jack Palance - Without Warning
-X- Linda Blair -or- Billy Drago - Witchery
-X- Marilyn Burns -or- Heather Langenkamp - A Nightmare on Elm Street
--- Jodelle Ferland -or- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Gunnar Hansen -
-X- Irwin Keyes (R.I.P.) -or- Patrick Macnee (R.I.P.) - Sweet Sixteen
--- Monique Gabrielle -or- Laura Gemser -
-X- Macarena Gómez -or- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -or- Christina Ricci - Black Christmas
--- Anne Gwynne -or- Elsa Lanchester -or- Anne Nagel -
--- Richard Johnson (R.I.P.) -or- Michael Rooker -
--- Udo Kier -
-X- Christopher Lee (R.I.P.) - Scream of Fear
-X- Traci Lords -or- Robert Picardo -or- Sam Neil - Event Horizon
--- Harriet Medin -or- Alida Valli -
-X- Dick Miller - Night of the Creeps
--- Betsy Palmer (R.I.P.) -or- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (R.I.P.) -or- Alex Rocco (R.I.P.) -
-X- Michael Pataki -or- Angelo Rossitto - From a Whisper to a Scream
--- Andrew Prine -or- George Zucco -
--- Debbie Rochon -
-X- Tom Towles (R.I.P.) -or- Robert Z'Dar (R.I.P.) - Maniac Cop

Select 2 film composers:
--- Richard Band -
--- Fabio Frizzi -or- Jerry Goldsmith -
-X- James Horner (R.I.P.) -or- Paul Zaza - Humanoids from the Deep
-X- Fernando Velázquez -or- Christopher Young - Drag Me to Hell

Select 5 directors:
--- Al Adamson -or- Eddie Romero -
-X- Charles Band - The Dungeonmaster
-X- Jeff Burr - Night of the Scarecrow
--- Roy Ward Baker -or- Don Sharp -
-X- Darren Lynn Bousman -or- Neil Jordan - Saw IV
--- Edward L. Cahn -or- William Beaudine -
-X- Wes Craven (R.I.P.) - A Nightmare on Elm Street
--- Mario Caiano (R.I.P.) -or- Ryûhei Kitamura -or- León Klimovsky -
-X- Lloyd Kaufman -or- Andy Milligan - Class of Nuke 'Em High
--- Eli Roth -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
-X- John Chambers -or- Giannetto De Rossi - High Tension
--- Sergio Stivaletti -
--- Chris Wallace -
-X- Kevin Yagher - Rumpelstiltskin

Select 2 producers:
--- Chris Bender -or- Joel Silver -
-X- Mark Burg -or- Rob Tapert - Drag Me to Hell
--- Michael Carreras -
-X- Roy Lee -or- Irwin Yablans - The Strangers

Select 2 writers:
-X- Clive Barker - Rawhead Rex
--- Adrián García Bogliano -or- James Wan -
--- Simon Barrett -or- Eduardo Sánchez -
-X- David Cronenberg - Shivers

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
-X- Anthology Film - From a Whisper to a Scream
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a Novel - Deadly Eyes
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - The Shining
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Slaughter Studios
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Blob
-X- Death by: Drowning - Shock Waves
-X- Distributor / Studio: Arrow Video - Class of Nuke 'Em High
-X- Documentary - Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Without Warning
-X- Found Footage - Paranormal Activity 3
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
--- From a Face Off Judge (Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neil, Neville Page Patrick Tatopoulos or Michael Westmore) -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Ghost Town
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Deadly Eyes
-X- Killer / Evil Child - The Unborn II
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Curse of Chucky
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
-X- Mummy - The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-X- Nation of Origin: Canada, 2 - Deadly Eyes
-X- Nazi - Shock Waves
-X- Psychological - The Babadook
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Headless
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - New Years Evil
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Deep Rising
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - A Nightmare on Elm Street 1, 2 &3
-X- Vampire - Dracula Untold
-X- Werewolf - Ginger Snaps
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Witchcraft II: The Temptress
-X- With Commentary - Alien
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - New Nightmare, Wes Craven & Robert Englund
-X- Zombie - Shock Waves

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Blu-Ray, Dracula Untold.
-X- Second format, DVD, Rawhead Rex.
-X- Third format, Streaming, 1408.

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, English, Dracula Untold
-X- Second language, French, High Tension
-X- Third language, Japanese , Rika: The Zombie Killer.

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-X 1930 - Frankenstein (1931)
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - The Blob (1958)
-X- 1960 - The Last Man on Earth (1964)
-X- 1970 - Shock Waves (1977)
-X- 1980 - Madman (1982)
-X- 1990 - Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
-X- 2000 - The Strangers (2008)
-X- 2010 - Dracula Untold (2014)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - Dracula Untold
-X- R - Madman
-X- X / NC-17 - High Tension
-X- Unrated - Headless
--- M -
--- GP -


Stats
Total: 105
DVD: 33
VOD: 5
Blu-Ray: 67
New: 58 - 57%
Goal: 100

101 movies, 9334 minutes
Average run time 92.4 mins
By Decade:
2010: 14
2000: 17
1990: 16
1980: 43
1970: 6
1960: 3
1950: 1
1930: 1
The '80s still rule!

(Stats don't include wildcards)

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Personal goal 25
☼ - First Time View
1) Piranha (2010) DVD - 10/01 ☼
2) Eyes of a Stranger (1981) DVD - 10/02 ☼
3) The Lost Boys (1987) Laserdisc - 10/05
4) Dr. Giggles (1992) DVD - 10/08 ☼
5) Hellhole (1985) VHS -10/09 ☼
6) The Astro-Zombies (1968) VHS -10/12 ☼
7) The Simpsons - Halloween of Horror & Bob's Burgers -Hauntening (2015) TV - 10/18 ☼
8) Someone's Watching Me! (1978) DVD 10/22 ☼
9) Silver Bullet (1985) DVD 10/22
10) Deadly Friend (1986) DVD 10/26 ☼
11) From Beyond the Grave (1974) DVD 10/27 ☼
12) Puppet Master 4 (1993) DVD 10/28 ☼
The Adams Family (1964) The Addams Family Goes to School S1E1 10/31
The Adams Family (1964) Morticia and the Psychiatrist S1E2 10/31

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I did my video series in September, so while I'm not officially contributing this year, you can still binge watch the entire series of 32 episodes here:


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* first time viewing
dvd
blu-ray
cable tv/dvr/on demand
netflix streaming
top secret

★★★★★ Awww yeah!
★★★★ Excellent
★★★(+) Very Good, I enjoyed it
★★★(-) Good (technically, not really)
★★ Sucked
★ Made me angry

Trope sitch:
Killer comeback = The bad guy dies twice
It must be REALLY close = Thunder & lightning at the same time
The old mirror gag = Someone may or may not be in the mirror
Just my luck = Keys happen to be in the car
I'm gonna hurl = Someone throws up

Cheer when you hear the name of the movie!



Sept 30 dusk (well, there was a pre-season hockey game at dusk)
1. Vampire Killers* (2009) ★★★(+)
Tits early on. That's a plus. As with any British horror comedy, the box automatically compares it to Shaun of the Dead. This film even has a scruffy fat bloke. There's a family curse a la Married...With Children, only with lesbian vampires. This one had style, anyway, and lots of chicks. I'm docking it a star for the Hollywood ending and a setup for a sequel.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 (opted for the hotwire) / I'm gonna hurl: X


Oct 1
2. Spring* (2015) ★★★(-)
Another ultra-widescreen flick. Aren't we special? Evan's had a rough day, kinda randomly decides to go to Italy, and hooks up with some sort of she-beast. A fairly dull love story that really picks up in the last half hour or so. So, if this were a 65-minute Japanese movie, it'd be pretty good.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0 TROPE-LESS!

2.5. The Walking Dead Spend* S5/Ep14 (2015) ★★★★
3. The Walking Dead Try* S5/Ep15 (2015) ★★★(+)

Oct 2
4. Wildcard Crawl* (2011) ★★★★
And crawl this movie does. A slow burn, but always engaging. Tense and moody. Features a creepy Croation hitman... and a cake. Reminded me a lot of Blood Simple, which, surprise! comes up in an extra. This was a Bloody Disgusting Select, so I assumed it was horror, but imdb begs to differ. They're at least usually interesting. I've now seen 12 of them, with 2 more to go (that I can find, anyway).
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0




Oct 3
4.5. Rammbock: Berlin Undead* (2010) ★★
Gabi, Gabi, Gabi. Even when she's not in the subtitles, I still hear her name. This guy's sole motivation. And she's implied when Harper talk's to his mother's voice mail. Aaaaagh!! This was my first Bloody Disgusting dud. A fucking long 61 and 1/2 minutes. I don't know why they released this one. Then again, I'm seeing positive reviews elsewhere. I didn't get the appeal.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0

5. The Walking Dead Conquer* S5/Ep16 (2015) ★★★★
Rosita, you scamp! They lost me on disc 3. Who made the SFX guy a director?

Oct 4
6. Wildcard Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass* (2011) ★★
To quote Social Distortion: I was wrong! This makes two crappy Bloody Disgusting Selects. I'm watching a video game. And only the most tedious shit made its way into this film. Scrolling through menus and keypads, searching cabinets, trekking all over a barren wasteland, playing endless log entries. Gets bonus points for the Melvins-esque soundtrack, which coincidentally drowns out a lot of the dialogue. Maybe I would have given this one star had I been able to actually hear what was being said.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 5
7. Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning* (1985) ★★★(+)
There's a killer on the loose, only it's not, well, you know. Definitely a product of the 80's. Gives it some character. I kinda dug jive-talking Reggie.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0

8. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives* (1986) ★★★(-)
Boy, they were really churning these out. Did I just see Horshack get his heart ripped out? This installment had a cornball element I didn't care for. The 1980's Alice Cooper soundtrack didn't help matters any.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 6
9. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) ★★★(-)
Starring Lar Park Lincoln. I just like the name. Tina resurrects Jason through telekinesis. I guess that's a new one. The telekinesis angle made things interesting, although it had one of the more ludicrous endings I've seen.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0




10. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan* (1989) ★★★(+)
Jason is electrocuted back to life... again, and immediately gets back to his insatiable lust for killing. Sort of a misleading title. He doesn't "take" Manhattan until the last 30 minutes. Then the movie really takes off. But in the meantime, he stalks a ship full of students. So, if you think Jason's going to run amok at peep shows, you're sorely mistaken. I related to young Rennie being thrown in the water. I kinda dug jive-talking Julius.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 7
11. Jason Goes to Hell (1993) ★★
Jason makes his return here without rhyme or reason, after being dissolved in toxic waste in part 8. Then, they blowed him up real good. Once again, he's not really in this one, as his essence is passed on from body to body. The "most incredible ending" referred to on the cover is a joke. The title of the movie is a spoiler for the end, and wow, was it a disappointment. He gets pulled into Hell, we don't get to see him there. This is my least favorite of the sequels, although I haven't seen Freddy vs. Jason yet in its entirety.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0

12. Jason X (2001) ★★★★★
Wait, wasn't he sent to Hell? Well, now he's in space. It's like they gave up on telling any sort of legend. Jason just is! In 2455, Jason is rescued from a cryogenic chamber at the Crystal Lake Research Facility. Easily the most fun of the Friday the 13th sequels. There's even an ass-kicking female android. My favorite genre -- Kick-ass chicks!
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0

12.5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Monsters Among Us* S4/Ep01 (2014) ★★★★
13. American Horror Story: Freak Show Massacres and Matinees* S4/Ep02 (2014) ★★★★

Oct 8
13.5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Edward Mordrake: Part 1* S4/Ep03 (2014) ★★★(+)
14. American Horror Story: Freak Show Edward Mordrake: Part 2* S4/Ep04 (2014) ★★★★
15. Freddy Vs. Jason* (2003) ★★
Hypnosil! It supresses your dreams!! Freddy brought back Jason to spread fear on Elm Street so he can gain power? Give me a break. At the 52-minute mark, overacting Mark eats it. Thank the Lord! Ok, this is the shittiest Jason sequel.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 9
16. We Are Still Here* (2015) ★★★(-)
We are still here, indeed. Ghosts. At least things get hairy.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0

16.5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Pink Cupcakes* S4/Ep05 (2014) ★★★★
17. American Horror Story: Freak Show Bullseye* S4/Ep06 (2014) ★★★★
17.5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Test of Strength* S4/Ep07 (2014) ★★★★★

Oct 10
18. American Horror Story: Freak Show Blood Bath* S4/Ep08 (2014) ★★★★

Oct 11
19. We Are What We Are* (2013) ★★★(+)
I seem to be watching a lot of slow movies. When they're intriguing, I love it. When they're not, it's a fucking nightmare. This was good. It's not clear why the family are cannibals. Is it supposed to be for immortality, or just a superstition?
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: REAL! / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0

20. Tremors 5: Bloodlines* (2015) ★★★(-)
I don't know what to think of all the kiddie previews at the beginning of this disc. The target demographic for Tremors 5 can't be the Disney crowd, can it? This had a made-for-tv vibe. A little too peppy for my tastes. Apparently you can say "Ass-Blaster" as many times as you want in a PG-13 movie. And I didn't need to be exposed to multiple Michael Gross crotch shots.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: X

20.5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Tupperware Party Massacre* S4/Ep09 (2014) ★★★★
I'm gonna hurl: X

Oct 12
21.5. Candy Stripers* (2006) ★★★(-)
Everything is horrible. The acting. The cheers. The ill-fitting basketball uniforms. A 3- is bad, right? Wait, I made the ratings.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X

22. American Horror Story: Freak Show Orphans* S4/Ep10 (2014) ★★★(+)

Oct 13
23. Let Us Prey* (2014) ★★
Subtitles on. Okay, they've all done awful things and Davos from Game of Thrones knows. That's about my grasp of the movie. Did the shoe buffer at the police station come out of the taxpayers' money? Why the fuck would they have a shoe buffer other than to show a grisly death?
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X

24. Jessabelle (2014) ★★★★
Effectively creepy PG-13 horror. Jessabelle is haunted by old VHS video tapes. What is the star, Australian? I've seen countless modern movies where actors do American accents. They're taking our jobs away! Get Donald Trump!
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X


Oct 14
25. Red State* (2011) ★
Berserker!! I miss that guy. I remember when Kevin Smith made competent movies. Now we've got religious freaks and gun nuts (and walruses). Not my idea of a good time. I thought Michael Parks' "performance" was never going to end. The only positive I could pull out of this is that it looks like John Goodman lost some weight. Where is the horror, imdb?
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 15
26. Insidious: Chapter 3* (2015) ★★
First of all, the title is misleading. Another prequel?! Wasn't part 2 at least partly a prequel? I'm all prequeled out. I'm not sure this was necessary, except to cash in on the name and bring back a few characters.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0

26.5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Magical Thinking* S4/Ep11 (2015) ★★★★
27. American Horror Story: Freak Show Show Stoppers* S4/Ep12 (2015) ★★★★

Oct 16
27.5. American Horror Story: Freak Show Curtain Call* S4/Ep13 (2015) ★★★(+)
28.5. Housebound* (2014) ★★★(+)
Kylie is subjected to house arrest at her mother's. The place is haunted (or is it?). Lucky for her, her probation officer is a ghost hunter. That delinquent New Zealand chick was Hot with a capital H.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: hotwire action / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 17
29.5. Terror Firmer* (1999) ★★★(-)
I've come to the conclusion that I don't like Troma pictures. Too campy. The last one that I really liked was the original Toxic Avenger. The sequels sucked. This is supposed to be Troma's masterpiece? It was pretty much an exercise in discomfort. A 2-hour meandering mess that is just trying to be offensive. I'm giving it a bonus star for the sheer WTF? factor. I can't imagine if they had a real story to go with this level of absurdity. It might actually be good.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X (plenty of hurling)


Oct 18
30.5. [REC]2* (2009) ★★★(-)
A bunch of shit happens. I didn't care.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X


Oct 19
31.5. Final Destination (2000) ★★★★
These kids are doomed. DOOMED! A bunch of teens cheat Death, but Death isn't through with them. I was of course rooting for Death in Seann William Scott's case. And that guy Carter.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0

32.5. Final Destination 2 (2003) ★★★(+)
More of the same. Now a new girl is getting premonitions. A bit sillier than FD1, plus more gruesome deaths.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 20
33.5. Final Destination 3 (2006) ★★★(-)
Death needs to come after Franklin Cheeks, and every time he refers to himself in the 3rd person. I swear, they make these characters annoying intentionally. I'm not sure why I originally gave this 4 stars. Maybe it works better as a stand-alone movie. I'm guessing that I liked that everyone dies in the end. The best part was that there were a couple nods to the Ramones.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0

34.5. The Final Destination (2009) ★★★★
Love the opening credits, which are a tribute to the kills in the previous 3 movies. Nick has a premonition... If you haven't figured out the pattern by now, I don't know what to tell you. I know everyone hated this one. I thought it was the strongest entry so far.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 21
35.5. Final Destination 5 (2011) ★★★★
Maybe watching what is essentially the same movie 5 times over wasn't such a wise idea. At least it was a good movie. Once again, the opening credits refer to previous deaths. I liked how this wrapped around to the first movie, even though that makes this a "prequel".
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 22
36.25. The Walking Dead First Time Again* S6/Ep01 (2015) ★★★(+)
36.75. The Walking Dead JSS* S6/Ep02 (2015) ★★★(+)
37.75. You Can't Kill Stephen King* (2012) ★★★(+)
Better than I had anticipated. Some young ladies... and some older gents want to see Stephen King's house in Maine. What's the opposite of a cougar? They wind up being stalked and killed in a Stephen King-like fashion. I was sold on the title alone. There was a primo opportunity to say "You can't kill Stephen King" in here, and they squandered it.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X


Oct 23
38.5. American Horror Story: Hotel Checking In* S5/Ep01 (2015) ★★
39. Hellevator The Undertaker* (2015) ★★★(-)



Oct 24 Japanese Night!
40. Psycho Gothic Lolita (2010) ★★★★
Oh Asami, where have you steered me wrong? Yuki's (Rina Akiyama, 2007 Best Buttocks Award-winner according to imdb) mom is killed by some weird cult or something. We never find out why she was killed, which was promised by a thug. Liar! One of the killers is a teacher whose superpower is blowing up ladies' skirts with his mind. And he's beat up by a girl, like everyone else.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0




41. Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011) ★★★★★
Completely revolting AND kick-ass chicks? Noboru Iguchi never fails! Asami appears here, too. A model wants to eat trout with parasites in order to stay thin for modeling gigs. Plenty of classic lines and moments.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: X


Oct 25
My Leprechaun reviews can be found here.
42. Leprechaun (1993) ★★★★
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0
43. Leprechaun 2 (1994) ★★★★
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0
44. Leprechaun 2 audio commentary* ★★★(+)

Oct 26
45. Leprechaun 3 (1995) ★★★(+)
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0
46. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) ★★★(+)
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0

Oct 27
47. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000) ★★★(-)
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0

Oct 28
48. Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003) ★★★(-)
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: X / Old mirror gag: X / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: 0
49. Leprechaun: Origins* (2014) ★★★(-)
From prestigious director Zach Lipovsky. A modern/reboot/take on Leprechaun. Held my interest, but totally unnecessary. The leprechaun was pretty pitiful. Like they just melted down some bad costume. This probably went totally overlooked, but I think the final girl's ass was in tribute to Jennifer Aniston's in the first movie.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: No keys. Trope killer! / I'm gonna hurl: 0


Oct 29
50. The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence* (2015) ★★★★
Clitorises! The creep from the 1st film returns and the creep from the 2nd film returns as different characters for 2x the creep. Dieter Laser is the sadistic prison warden who screams all his lines. I would've liked to have seen this character played by Bobcat Goldthwait.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: X / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X

51. The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence (2014) ★★★(-)
Effectively horrifying, but I could never rate this expreience above a 3-. I'd be lying if I said seeing Martin constantly without his shirt on was the most disturbing thing in this movie, but it was pretty bad. The amateur surgery was painful to watch. The cutting of the knee ligaments has always haunted me! It was a brilliant move having the actress in the first movie appear as herself.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: X


Oct 30
51.5. Hellevator The Asylum* (2015) ★★★(-)
52. The Walking Dead Thank You* S6/Ep03 (2015) ★★★★
53. The Human Centipede: First Sequence (2009) ★★★(+)
I could never figure out why the doctor just sits through the Asian guy's lengthy speech, IN JAPANESE.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: 0 / I'm gonna hurl: X


Oct 31 The dead walk the earth!
53.5. Ash Vs. Evil Dead El Jefe* S1/Ep01 (2015) ★★★★
"It was uhh, bound in human flesh, inked in blood."
54.5. Dead Rising: Watchtower* (2015) ★★
Zach Lipovsky strikes again! Of course I'm ending on a bomb. Don't know how much my expectations factor into my opinion of this movie, but I'm a huge fan of the video game it's based on. I wanted to see the story of Frank West, not "Chase Carter". I also did not sign up for tender drama. Every time that plinking piano came up, I wanted to jam a pencil in my ear. Some seriously inept zombies. How the stars didn't get bit is beyond me.
Scorecard - Killer comeback: 0 / Must be really close: 0 / Old mirror gag: 0 / Just my luck: X / I'm gonna hurl: X


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Trope Final Stats (out of 42 movies)
Killer comeback: 19 (45%)
It must be REALLY close: 15 (36%)
The old mirror gag: 14 (33%)
Just my luck: 11 (26%)
I'm gonna hurl: 13 (31%)

Total: 54.5
Movies: 42
FTV: 46

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Join us in viewing The Terror / Frankenstein 1970 on Saturday, October 24 as part of the 31 Film Subset, followed by a discussion of the film the following day!

THE 31 FILM SUBSET
Spoiler:

--- 10/01: Mondo Kane - Night of the Demon (1980)
--- 10/02: The Man with the Golden Doujinshi - The Happiness Of The Katakuris (2001)
--- 10/03: Chad - The Wicker Man (1973)
--- 10/04: Dick Laurent - COMING SOON (????)
--- 10/05: mrcellophane - Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)
--- 10/06: tarfrimmer - Cold Prey (2006)
--- 10/07: PCBreakdown - The Mist (2007)
--- 10/08: cwileyy - Eyes Without a Face (1960)
--- 10/09: Gobear - Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)
--- 10/10: SterlingBen - Horror Express (1972)
--- 10/11: Bladz - The Last House on the Left (1972)
--- 10/12: ntnon - Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
--- 10/13: arw6040 - The Babadook (2014)
--- 10/14: WillieMLF - Nightbreed (1990)
--- 10/15: SethDLH - Screamtime (1986)
--- 10/16: jacob_b - A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)
--- 10/17: DaveyJoe - The House by the Cemetery (1981)
--- 10/18: shellebelle - Stigmata (1999)
--- 10/19: CrazyMat - Dance of the Dead (2008)
--- 10/20: Darkgod - What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
--- 10/21: Undeadcow - John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
--- 10/22: indiephantom - Terror in the Aisles (1984)
--- 10/23: clckworang - House of Wax (1953)
--- 10/24: nezumi - The Terror (1963) / Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
--- 10/25: Darth Maher - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
--- 10/26: J. Farley - Next of Kin (1982)
--- 10/27: terrycloth - Black Sheep (2006)
--- 10/28: shellebelle - Stir of Echoes (1999)
--- 10/29: Trevor - Pet Sematary (1989)
--- 10/30: rbrown498 - Idle Hands (1999)
--- 10/31: orlmac - The Midnight Hour (1985)


10-08-2015: Added titles 1-10
10-15-2015: Added titles 11-16
10-22-2015: Added titles 17-23
11-01-2015: Added titles 24-27
11-03-2015: Added reviews

LAST YEAR: 45 films
THIS YEAR'S PERSONAL GOAL: 31+ films

THE LIST
All films are DVD format unless noted.
Bold indicates a first-time viewing.
* = Wildcard selection
  1. Horror High - From the 8th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge":
    Originally Posted by nezumi View Post
    A dopey "Jekyll and Hyde" story about a nerd who is forced to take a formula of his own making, turning him into a homicidal maniac. Things get fairly bloody as he takes revenge on all his tormentors, but the only true element of suspense comes when it appears that filmmakers might try to paint the bully jock as some sort of hero before the film ends. The Mill Creek transfer of this film is one of the worst I've seen of any movie.
    I'm not sure why I decided to revisit this movie. I think it might have been the cheesy gore effects or maybe it was Rosie Holotik (Don't Look in the Basement). Anyway, it was still pretty dopey.

  2. Horror Express
  3. Night Monster - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie. Bela Lugosi may get top billing, but he is squandered as a butler to a crippled eccentric. There is no real "monster" in the film, but the killer does use the mystical art of yoga to commit his crimes. Namaste! Lionel Atwill (Son of Frankenstein) plays one of the wealthy eccentric's doctors.

  4. Devil Dog: Hound of Hell
  5. The Munsters, "Munster Masquerade" (Broadcast television) / The Munsters, "My Fair Munster" (Broadcast television) / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Halloween"
  6. The Munsters, "Walk on the Mild Side" (Broadcast television) / The Munsters, "Rock-A-Bye Munster" (Broadcast telelvision) / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Fear, Itself"
  7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Hush" / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Buffy vs. Dracula"
  8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Fool for Love" / The Munsters, "Pike's Pique" (Broadcast television) / The Munsters, "Low-Cal Munster" (Broadcast television)
  9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "All the Way" / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Once More, with Feeling"
  10. The Greenskeeper - A killer wearing a jumpsuit and beekeeper's hood menaces a group of overprivileged country club kids who sneak onto the grounds to party after hours. Perhaps the most notable things about this low budget schlock-fest are that the title character is portrayed by disgraced former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker and the music is performed by Kip Winger (Yes, that Kip Winger). To his credit, Rocker (or his stunt double) can chuck a pair of hedge clippers pretty far. Also, the gore effects are satisfactory. Otherwise, the subpar stoner and fratboy humor sinks the film.

  11. Dogman - Based on Michigan folklore, the film tells the tale of a rural couple who are apparently being harassed by some sort of large dog who walks upright on its hind legs. I say "apparently," because nothing is satisfactorily explained by the film's end. The movie is literally all setup and no payoff. It's cinematic blue balls. You don't even get a good look at the monster. Even Steven Spielberg showed the shark at the end of Jaws, guys! It's a shame, because the performances are decent, and the production values are above average for this type of indie horror movie. According to IMDb, there's a sequel to this film. I wouldn't actively seek it out, though.

  12. It Came from Outer Space - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie.
  13. The Atomic Brain
  14. The Beast of Yucca Flats
  15. Friday the 13th Part III (in 3-D)
  16. The Colossus of New York - Youtube. When an automobile accident prematurely ends the life of a young genius, his neurosurgeon father and brother put the genius' brain in a robotic shell. The genius is initially repulsed by what his father has done, but he eventually comes to accept the new reality and develops strange new powers (including clairvoyance, hypnosis and laser eye-beams!). His continued existence inside the robotic body gradually erodes the genius' humanity, culminating in a rampage at the United Nations! The robot suit is pretty cool! The eerie piano score by composer Van Cleave is a bit sparse but still effective.

  17. Hannibal, "Aperitif" / Hannibal, "Ceuf"
  18. The Cat and the Canary - Broadcast television, part of Svengoolie. A group of people (including Bob Hope) gather at a mansion in the bayou for the reading of a will. Meanwhile, a homicidal maniac known as "The Cat" has escaped from a nearby insane asylum. Based on a successful play and filmed multiple times over the years, this version really shows its age. From the stage-y dialogue and the hoary plot, to the stage-y performances, not even the promise of finally getting to see the killer could prevent me from falling asleep. Try as he might to carry this film on his own, Bob Hope works best as part of a duo.

  19. Butchered
  20. Land of the Minotaur
  21. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown* - Broadcast television.
  22. Deadly Instincts (A.K.A., "Breeders") (1997) - A meteorite crashes in front of a Boston all-girls' university. Unbeknownst to the local authorities, the meteorite was carrying two passengers: an alien abductee and her captor, one of the alternate title's "Breeders" (although never referred to as such in the film). It falls upon an art lecturer and his sexy coed girlfriend to save humanity from the latex menace. A remake of the 1986 Empire Pictures film Breeders, it's a strange beast. You have the Isle of Man unconvincingly standing in for Boston. You have British actors attempting to perform some imaginary, regional "American" accent (only one actress tries to affect a "Southie" accent much to the viewers' amusement). You never really get a good look at the alien. Most of the kills happen just out of frame, or the alien reaches from around a corner and pulls its victim off camera. The film opens and ends with some awful CGI sequences. It's largely forgetable, but I guess a couple of chuckles can be had at the production's expense.


  23. Doll Graveyard - A young girl accidentally dies at the start of the twentieth century while burying her cherished dolls in the backyard as a form of punishment by her abusive father. One hundred years later, one of the dolls is discovered by a teenage toy collector. It doesn't take long for the doll and its brethren rise from the earth to terrorize the toy geek's older sister and her partying friends inside the house. Not a good film by any metric. Say what you will about filmmaker Charles Band, but the man knows how to stay in his wheelhouse.

  24. Feeding Grounds
  25. The Terror - See my comments in the discussion thread.

  26. The Munsters, "Far Out Munsters" (Broadcast Television) / Best of the Worst, "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park / Killer Workout / Mystics in Bali" (Youtube)* - California garage band The Standells ("Dirty Water") appear as themselves in this episode of The Munsters. When the band needs a place to crash while in town to perform a gig, their manager rents 1313 Mockingbird Lane from The Munsters for a few days. However, the Munsters return early to find the band is throwing a shindig in their house! Also, the Standells perform a cover of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in this episode.

    The Red Letter Media gang sit in a creepy cemetery (set) to discuss three horror films with reliably humorous results.

  27. Frankenstein (1931) - Broadcast telelvision, part of Svengoolie.


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2014: 105
2013: 101
2012: 101
2011: 52
2010: 100
2009: 80
2008: 64
2007: 62
2006: 39

DVD
Blu Ray
Streamed
Theater
* First Time Viewing

Oct 1
1. Child's Play (1988)
2. Child's Play 2 (1990)
3. Child's Play 3 (1991)

Oct 2
4. Bride of Chucky (1998)
5. Seed of Chucky (2004)
6. Curse of Chucky (2013)

Oct 3
7. Oculus* (2013)
8. Sinister* (2012)
9. Eerie Indiana - "Foreverware"/"The Retainer"/"The ATM with the Heart of Gold"/"The Losers" (1991)

Oct 4
10. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
11. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Oct 5
13. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
14. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
15. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Oct 6
16. New Nightmare (1994)
17. Freddy Vs Jason (2003)
18. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (first half) * (2010)
19. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (second half) * (2010)

Oct 7
20. Hatchet (2006)
21. Hatchet II (2010)
22. Hatchet III (2013)

Oct 8
23. Life After Beth* (2014)
24. Bury the Ex* (2014)
25. Warm Bodies (2013)

Oct 9
26. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
27. Birdemic* (2010)
28. Eerie Indiana - "America's Scariest Home Video"/"Just Say No Fun"/"Heart on a Chain"/"The Dead Letter" (1991)

Oct 10
29. King Kong* (1933)
30. King Kong* (1976)
31. Swamp Thing* (1982)

Oct 11
32. The Purge* (2013)
33. The Purge:Anarchy* (2014)
34. Tucker and Dale Vs Evil (2010)

Oct 12
35. Poltergeist* (2015)
36. Friday the 13th: Part III w/ commentary (1982)
37. Wolf Creek (2005)

Oct 13
38. Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
39. Hard to Die* (1990)
40. Frenzy* (1972)

Oct 14
41. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
42. The Devils Rejects (2005)
43. Carnival of Souls* (1962)

Oct 15
44. Waxwork* (1988)
45. 976-Evil* (1988)
46. 976-Evil 2* (1991)

Oct 16
47. Night of the Comet (1984)
48. All Cheerleaders Die* (2013)
49. The House of the Devil (2009)

Oct 17
50. Piranha (2010)
51. Wolf Cop *(2014)
52. Eerie Indiana - "Who's Who"/"The Lost Hour"/"Marshall's Theory of Believability"/"Tornado Days" (1991)

Oct 18
53. White Zombie* (1932)
54. The Video Dead* (1987)
55. Terrorvision* (1986)

Oct 19
56. The House that Screamed* (1969)
57. Atomic Age Vampire* (1960)
58. Intruder* (1989)

Oct 20
59. Final Destination (2000)
60. Final Destination 2 (2003)
61. Final Destination 3 (2006)

Oct 21
62. The Final Destination (2009)
63. Final Destination 5 (2011)
64. Eerie Indiana - "The Hole in the Head Gang"/"Mr. Chaney"/"No Brain, No Pain"/"The Loyal Order of Corn" (1991)

Oct 22
65. The Babadook* (2014)
66. Monster House (2006)
67. Tremors 5* (2015)

Oct 23
68. The Beast of Yucca Flats* (1961)
69. The Devil's Nightmare* (1971)
70. They Live (1988)

Oct 24
71. Scream (1996)
72. Scream 2 (1997)
73. Scream 3 (2000)
74. Scream 4 (2011)

Oct 25
75. *WILD CARD #1 Back to the Future (1985)
76. *WILD CARD #2 Back to the Future II (1989)
77. *WILD CARD #3 Back to the Future III (1990)

Oct 26
78. The Little Shop of Horrors* (1960)
79. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
80. The Town That Dreaded Sundown* (2014)

Oct 27
81. Slaughter High* (1986)
82. City of the Living Dead (1980)
83. We Are Still Here* (2015)
84. Crimson Peak*

Oct 28
85. Dead Silence (2007)
86. Insidious (2010)
87. Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)
88. Insidious Chapter 3* (2015)

Oct 29
89. Leprechaun (1993)
90. Leprechaun 2* (1994)
91. Leprechaun 3* (1995)
92. Leprechaun 4: In Space* (1996)

Oct 30
93. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
94. Zombieland (2009)
95. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse* (2015)
96. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Oct 31
97. Cat People* (1982)
98. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
99. The Faculty (1998)
100. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
101. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

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2007 total: 65
2008 total: 103
2009 total: 88
2010 total: 100
2011 total: 55
2012 total: 89
2013 total: 50
2014 total: 58
2015 goal: 50

october 1
1. TOURIST TRAP (1979) - 3.5/5

october 2
2. PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) - 3.5/5

october 3
3. VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1995) - 3.5/5

october 4
4. THE FINAL TERROR (1983)* - 3/5
5. THE FOG (1980) - 4/5
6. SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004) - 5/5
7. GHOULIES (1984) - 2.5/5

october 5
8. GHOULIES II (1988)* - 3/5

october 6
9. CURSED (2005) - 2.5/5

october 7
10. CUJO (1983) - 3.5/5

october 8
11. HONEYSPIDER (2014)* - 2.5/5

october 9
12. THE BOOGENS (1981)* - 3.5/5

october 10
13. THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (1981) - 3.5/5

october 11
14. DRACULA (1992) - 4/5
15. CREEPSHOW (1982) - 4/5
16. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) - 4/5

october 12
17. THE FINAL GIRLS (2015)* - 3.5/5

october 13
18. FRANKENHOOKER (1990)* - 3.5/5

october 14
19. KNOCK KNOCK (2015)* - 3/5

october 15
20. BURYING THE EX (2015) - 3.5/5

october 16
21. THE LOST BOYS (1987) - 4/5

october 17
22. TALES OF HALLOWEEN (2015)* - 3.5/5

october 18
23. THE GREEN INFERNO (2015)* - 3/5

october 19
24. TRICK 'R TREAT (2007) - 4/5

october 20
25. VAMPIRE'S KISS (1988) - 3/5

october 21
26. HIGH SPIRITS (1988) - 3/5

october 22
27. BEETLEJUICE (1988) - 5/5

october 23
28. CARRIE (1976) - 5/5

october 24
29. THE HOWLING (1981) - 4/5

october 25
30. THE BROOD (1979) - 4/5
31. HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982) - 4/5
32. POLTERGEIST (1982) - 5/5
33. CHRISTINE (1983) - 4.5/5

october 26
34. WITHOUT WARNING (1980)* - 3/5

october 27
35. INFERNO (1980) - 4/5

october 28
36. GINGER SNAPS (2000) - 4/5

october 29
37. THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987) - 4/5

october 30
38. SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983) - 4/5

october 31
39. THE EXORCIST (1973) - 5/5


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blue = blu-ray
orange = theatrical
purple = with commentary
red = wildcard

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Another Amazing Halloween Challenge!
This is now my record breaking year for number of movies viewed!
Checklist Complete!


Red equals first time viewing
1) Burying the Ex (NetFlix streaming)
2) House of Seven Corpses (Exploitation.TV streaming)
3) Christine (Blu-ray)
4) Cry of the Werewolf (YouTube streaming)
5) The Flying Serpent (YouTube streaming)
6) The Ghosts of Hanley House (YouTube streaming)
7) Eaten Alive (Blu-ray)
8) The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (Blu-ray)
9) Nightmare Castle (Blu-ray)
10) Shock Waves (Blu-ray)
11) Cursed (NetFlix streaming)
12) The Creeper (YouTube streaming)
13) Savage Vengeance (Exploitation.TV streaming)
14) Devil Doll MST3K episode (Shout Factory streaming)
15) VHS Viral (NetFlix streaming)
16) Ghosts On The Loose (YouTube streaming)
17) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Blu-ray)
18) Fright House (Exploitation.TV streaming)
19) Spooks Run Wild (YouTube streaming)
20) Saw (Blu-ray)
21) Saw 2 (Blu-ray)
22) Saw 3 (Blu-ray)
23) Snowbeast (YouTube streaming)
24) The Birth Of The Living Dead (NetFlix streaming)
25) Tales From The Quadead Zone (Exploitation.TV streaming)
26) Frozen Scream (Exploitation.TV streaming)
27) Hellbent (HULU streaming)
28) Dracula vs Frankenstein (HULU streaming)
29) Robot Monster (Amazon streaming)
30) Black Friday (DVD)
31) Ghost Keeper (DVD)
32) Scooby Doo On Zombie Island (Amazon streaming)
33) Ju-On (Amazon streaming)
34) The Woman In Black (Amazon streaming)
35) Shriek Of The Mutilated (Amazon streaming)
36) Murders In The Rue Morgue (DVD)
37) Goodbye Gemini (DVD)
38) Return Of The Living Dead 3 (Amazon streaming)
39) Frankenstein's Daughter (Amazon streaming)
40) Blood (Exploitation.TV streaming)
41) The Cat And The Canary (Amazon streaming)
42) Zombie (Amazon streaming)
43) The Howling (Blu-ray)
44) Grizzly (Blu-ray)
45) Legacy Of Satan (Blu-ray)
46) The Bat (Exploitation.TV streaming)
47) The Blood Drinkers (Exploitation.TV streaming)
48) The Brood (Blu-ray)
49) The Bird With The Crystal Plummage (Blu-ray)
50) The Werewolf Of London (DVD)
51) Planet Of The Vampires (Blu-ray)
52) Kiss Of The Vampire (DVD)
53) The Grapes Of Death (Blu-ray)
54) The Wolfman (DVD)
55) The Haunted Strangler (HULU streaming)
56) Flesh For Frankenstein (DVD)
57) Lady Frankenstein (Exploitation.TV streaming)
58) Spider Baby (Blu-ray)
59) Daughter Of Horror (YouTube streaming)
60) The Devil Bat (Blu-ray)


* Edison Frankenstein not counting this as a film since it's barely 15 minutes but it was fun to see
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Lionel Atwill -or- Jack Palance -
--- Linda Blair -or- Billy Drago -
X Marilyn Burns -or- Heather Langenkamp - Eaten Alive
X Jodelle Ferland -or- Emmanuelle Vaugier - Saw 2
--- Gunnar Hansen -
X Irwin Keyes (R.I.P.) -or- Patrick Macnee (R.I.P.) - The Howling
--- Monique Gabrielle -or- Laura Gemser -
X Macarena Gómez -or- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -or- Christina Ricci - Cursed
X Anne Gwynne -or- Elsa Lanchester -or- Anne Nagel - both in Black Friday
X Richard Johnson (R.I.P.) -or- Michael Rooker - Zombie
X Udo Kier - Flesh For Frankenstein
X Christopher Lee (R.I.P.) - The Mummy
X Traci Lords -or- Robert Picardo -or- Sam Neil - The Howling
--- Harriet Medin -or- Alida Valli -
X Dick Miller - The Howling
--- Betsy Palmer (R.I.P.) -or- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (R.I.P.) -or- Alex Rocco (R.I.P.) -
X Michael Pataki -or- Angelo Rossitto - Spooks Run Wild
X Andrew Prine -or- George Zucco - Grizzly and The Flying Serpent respectively
--- Debbie Rochor-
--- Tom Towles (R.I.P.) -or- Robert Z'Dar (R.I.P.) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Richard Band -
X Fabio Frizzi -or- Jerry Goldsmith - Zombie
X James Horner (R.I.P.) -or- Paul Zaza - Ghost Keeper
--- Fernando Velázquez -or- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
X Al Adamson -or- Eddie Romero - Dracula vs Frankenstein
--- Charles Band -
--- Jeff Burr -
X Roy Ward Baker -or- Don Sharp - Kiss Of The Vampire
X Darren Lynn Bousman -or- Neil Jordan - Saw 2
X Edward L. Cahn -or- William Beaudine - Ghosts On The Loose
X Wes Craven (R.I.P.) - Cursed
X Mario Caiano (R.I.P.) -or- Ryûhei Kitamura -or- León Klimovsky - Nightmare Castle
X Lloyd Kaufman -or- Andy Milligan - Blood
--- Eli Roth -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
X John Chambers -or- Giannetto De Rossi - Zombie
--- Sergio Stivaletti -
X Chris Wallace - Saw 2
--- Kevin Yagher -

Select 2 producers:
--- Chris Bender -or- Joel Silver -
X Mark Burg -or- Rob Tapert - Saw 2
X Michael Carreras - The Mummy
X Roy Lee -or- Irwin Yablans - The Woman In Black

Select 2 writers:
--- Clive Barker -
X Adrián García Bogliano -or- James Wan - Saw 2
--- Simon Barrett -or- Eduardo Sánchez -
X David Cronenberg - The Brood

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
X *3-D Film - Robot Monster
X Anthology Film - Tales From The Quadead Zone
X Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Zombie
X Appears on Video Nasties List - Eaten Alive
X Based on a Novel - Christine (Stephen King)
X Cannibalism - Shriek Of The Mutilated
X Cinema Inspired By: Stephen King - Christine
X Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Devil Doll
X Comedy / Spoof - Burying the Ex
X Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Brood
X Death by: Drowning - Shock Waves
X Distributor / Studio: Arrow Video - Eaten Alive
X Documentary - The Birth Of The Living Dead
X Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Planet Of The Vampires
X Found Footage - VHS Viral
X Frankenstein - The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
X From a Face Off Judge (Patrick Tatopoulos) - Cursed (Patrick Tatopoulos)
X Ghost / Haunting - The Ghosts of Hanley House
X Giallo - The Bird WithThe Crystal Plummage
X J-Horror - Ju-On
X Killer / Evil Animal - Grizzly
X Killer / Evil Child - Ju-On
X Killer / Evil Doll - Devil Doll
X Made-for-TV Movie - Snowbeast
X Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - The Flying Serpent
X Mummy - The Mummy (1959)
X Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
X Nation of Origin: Canada - Ghost Keeper
X Nazi - Shock Waves
X Psychological - Goodbye Gemini
X Rape / Revenge - Savage Vengeance
X Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Hellbent
X Takes Place on a Holiday - Hellbent (Halloween)
X Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Shock Waves
X Three Installments in a Franchise - Saw, Saw 2, Saw 3
X Vampire - Dracula vs Frankenstein
X Werewolf - The Howling
X Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Legacy Of Satan
X With Commentary - The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (Tim Lucas commentary)
X With Two or More Horror Legends - The Mummy (Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee)
X Zombie - Scooby Doo On Zombie Island

Watch films in at least three formats:
X First format, (Streaming), (House of Seven Corpses)
X Second format, (Blu-ray), (The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein)
X Third format, (DVD), (Black Friday)

Watch films in at least three languages:
X First language, (English), (Eaten Alive)
X Second language, (Japanese), (Ju-On)
X Third language, (French), (The Grapes Of Death)

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
X 1910 - Edison Frankenstein (1910)
X 1920 - The Cat And The Canary (1927)
X 1930 - Murders In The Rue Morgue (1932)
X 1940 - The Flying Serpent (1946)
X 1950 - Robot Monster (1953)
X 1960 - Nightmare Castle (1965)
X 1970 - Eaten Alive (1976)
X 1980 - Chirstine (1983)
X 1990 - Savage Vengeance (1993)
X 2000 - Cursed (2005)
X 2010 - Burying the Ex (2014)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
X PG - Shock Waves
X PG-13 - Cursed
X R - Burying the Ex
X X / NC-17 - Flesh For Frankenstein
X Unrated - Hellbent
--- M -
X GP - Dracula vs Frankenstein


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 11th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

"I'm getting hungry again. Watch out."

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*= first time viewing.

Saturday October 3rd
1. Friday the 13th(1980)

Sunday October 4th
2. Blow Out (1981 Blu-Ray

Tuesday October 6th
3. Deadly Friend(1986) uncensored version, dvd


Friday October 9th
4. The Hills Have Eyes(2006)

Saturday October 10th
5. Knock Knock(2015)
theater *

Sunday October 11th
6. A Haunting In Connecticut(2002)
Youtube.com*

October 15th
7. The Evil Dead(1981) Blu-Ray
8. Friday the 13th part VII: The New Blood(1988) dvd

October 18th
9. Goosebumps(2015)
theater *

October 24th
10. Friday the 13th part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan(1989)
dvd

October 29th
11. Night of the Living Dead(1968) widescreen version, Youtube.com

wildcard
12. Untitled short scary movie I worked on this week.


October 31st
13. The Thing With Two Heads(1972) TV-thistv
14. Evil Dead II(1987) Blu-ray


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