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The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

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Re: The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

+ first time viewing

September 30, 2016

1.) The Relic ( 1997 ) *** DVD
2.) Botched ( 2007 ) *** DVD

October 1, 2016

3.) Dr. Giggles ( 1992 ) *** DVD
4.) Evil Dead ( 1981 ) **** DVD
5.) The Resurrected ( 1991 )*** DVD
6.) Let Sleeping Corpses Lie ( 1974 ) *** DVD
7.) Evil Dead 2 ( 1987 ) **** DVD
8.) Drag Me to Hell ( 2009 ) ** DVD
9.) Shivers ( 1975 ) *** Not quite as good as Rabid, but still a decent watch. Youtube

October 2, 2016

10.) 30 Days of Night ( 2007 ) **** DVD
11.) Prince of Darkness ( 1987 ) *** DVD
12.) Shaun of the Dead ( 2004 ) *** DVD
13.) There's Nothing out There ( 1991 ) ** DVD
14.) It's Alive 2: It lives Again ( 1978 ) *** DVD
15.) It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive ( 1987 ) * DVD
16.) Exorcist 3 ( 1990 ) ** DVD

October 3, 2016

17.) The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave ( 1971 ) *** YouTube
18.) House That Dripped Blood ( 1971 ) **** Youtube
19. Hatchet ( 2006 ) *** DVD
20.) Hatchet 2 ( 2010 ) *** DVD
21.) The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

October 4, 2016

22.) Killer Klowns From Outer Space ( 1988 ) ** Alykstarr Link
23.) Laid to Rest ( 2009 ) *** DVD.
24.) Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 ( 2011 ) ** DVD
25.) The Purge 3: Election Year ( 2016 ) *** DVD
26.) Wrong Turn ( 2003 ) ** DVD
27.) Lifeforce ( 1985 ) - Dear Lord why'd I bother watching this again for? DVD

October 5, 2016

28.) House of Dark Shadows ( 1970 ) ***
29.) The Tripper ( 2006 ) ** DVD
30.) Tenebre ( 1982 ) ***** DVD
31.) Blood Bath ( 1966 ) ** YouTube +
32.) It Waits ( 2006 ) ** DVD
33.) Wolf Creek ( 2005 ) *** DVD
34.) Delirium ( 1972 ) *** DVD

October 6, 2016

35,) Horror of Party Beach ( 1964 ) *** DVD
36.) The Vampire Bat ( 1933 ) *** Alykstarr Link +
37.) The Psychic ( 1977 ) *** DVD
38.) The Brood ( 1979 ) *** DVD
39.) Madhouse ( 2004 ) *** DVD

October 7, 2016

40.) Black Sheep ( 2006 ) ** DVD
41.) Welcome to the Jungle ( 2007 ) * DVD
42.) Phantasm ( 1979 ) *** DVD
43.) Rogue ( 2007 ) ** DVD
44.) Broken ( 2006 ) *** DVD
45.) 13: Game of Death ( 2006 ) **

October 8, 2016

46.) Long Time Dead ( 2002 ) *** DVD
47.) Motel Hell ( 1980 ) ** DVD
48.) I Spit on Your Grave ( 2010 ) *** Prefer the original to this, but still a good watch DVD
49.) I Spit on Your Grave 2 ( 2013 ) ** DVD
50.) I Spit on Your Grave 3 ( 20 15 ) ** DVD
51.) Road Games ( 1981 ) *** DVD
52.) Paintball ( 2009 ) **

October 9, 2016

53.) Chopping Mall ( 1986 ) *** DVD
54.) Gingerdead Man ( 2005 ) ** DVD
55.) Gingerdeadman 2: Passion of the Crust ( 2008 ) ** DVD
56.) Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver ( 2011 )
57.) Demonic Toys ( 1992 ) ** DVD
58.) Demonic Toys 2 ( 1993 ) ** DVD
59.) Demonic Toys 3 ( 2004 ) ** DVD
60.) Childs Play 2 ( 1990 ) *** DVD

October 10 & 11, 2016

none

October 12, 2016

61.) The Eye ( 2002 ) *** DVD
62.) The Eye ( 2008 ) ** DVD
63.) Peeping Tom ( 1960 ) **** DVD
64.) The Girl In the Photographs ( 2015 ) *** DVD
65.) The House That Dripped Blood ( 1971 ) **** DVD
66.) My Bloody Valentine ( 1981 ) **** DVD
67.) Fear Dot Com ( 2002 ) *** DVD

October 13, 2016

68.) Texas Chainsaw Massacre ( 1974 ) **** DVD
69.) Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ( 1986 ) *** DVD
70.) All Hallows Eve ( 2013 ) *** DVD
71.) All Hallows Eve 2 ( 2015 ) *** DVD
72.) The Stuff ( 1985 ) *** DVD
73.) Thirteen Ghosts ( 1960 ) **** DVD
74.) Thirteen Ghosts ( 2001 ) *** DVD

October 14, 2016

75.) Grizzly ( 1976 ) *** DVD
76.) Day of the Animals ( 1977 ) *** DVD
77.) Kingdom of the Spiders ( ( 1977 ) *** DVD
78.) Frogs ( 1972 ) *** DVD
79.) The Pack ( 1977 ) ** DVD
80.) Squirm ( 1976 ) ** DVD
81.) The Beast Must Die ( 1974 ) ** DVD

October 15, 2016

82.) The Omen ( 1976 ) *** DVD
83.) The Omen 2: Damien ( 1978 ) *** DVD
84.) The Omen 3: The Final Conflict ( 1981 ) *** DVD
85.) The Omen 4: The Awakening ( 1991 ) *** DVD
86.) Rosemary's Baby ( 1968 ) **** DVD
87.) The Exorcist ( 1973 ) **** DVD

October 16, 2016

88.) Infestation ( 2009 )*** DVD
89.) Boy Eats Girl ( 2005 ) *** DVD
90.) Dead Tone ( 2007 ) *** DVD +
91.) Hood of the Living Dead ( 2005 ) * YouTube +
92.) AAAH! Zombies!! ( 2007 ) *** DVD +

October 17, 2016

93.) Cry of the Werewolf ( 1944 ) *** YouTube +
94.) Moon of the Wolf ( 1972 ) *** YouTube +
95.) Legend of the Werewolf ( 1975 ) ** You Tube +
96.) Night Shadow ( 1989 ) * You Tube +
97.) The Boy Who Cried Werewolf ( 1973 ) * You Tube +
98.) Dog Soldiers ( 2002 ) *** DVD
99.) The Howling ( 1981 ) *** DVD

October 18, 2016

100.) Demons ( 1985 ) **** DVD
101.) Demons 2 ( 1986 ) *** DVD
102.) Phenomena ( 1985 ) ** DVD
103.) Deep Red ( 1975 ) ***** Blu-ray
104.) Susperia ( 1977 ) *** DVD
105.) Inferno ( 1980 ) *** DVD
106.) Mother of Tears ( 2007 ) ** DVD

October 19, 2016

107.) House of Wax ( 1953 ) **** DVD
108.) The Haunted Palace ( 1963 ) *** DVD
109.) Tomb of Ligeia ( 1964 ) *** You Tube +
110.) Tales of Terror ( 1962 ) ** DVD
111.) The Comedy of Terrors ( 1963 ) *** You Tube +

October 20, 2016

112.) Dracula ( 1931 ) **** DVD
113.) Frankenstein ( 1931 ) **** DVD
114.) The Invisible Man ( 1933 ) *** DVD
115.) Creature From the Black Lagoon ( 1954 ) *** DVD
116.) Phantom of the Opera ( 1925 ) *** DVD
117.) Ouija: Origin of Evil ( 2016 ) *** Movie Theater - has some problems such as the cgi, but over all not too bad

October 21, 2016

*** Cayo Industrial Horror Realm (Utica)

October 22, 2016

118.) Dr. Terror's House of Horrors ( 1965 ) **** Blu - Ray
119.) Creepshow ( 1982 ) **** DVD
120.) Creepshow ( 1987 ) **** DVD
121.) Body Bags ( 1993 ) *** DVD
122.) Nightmares ( 1983 ) *** VHS
123.) From a Whisper to a Scream ( 1987 ) *** DVD
124.) Asylum ( 1972 ) *** ( DVD )

October 23, 2016

125.) House of the Dead ( 1978 ) * You Tube +
126,) Bells ( 1982 ) *** You Tube +
127,) Mortuary ( 1983 ) *** You Tube +
128.) Demented ( 1980 ) ** You Tube +
129.) Final Exam ( 1981 ) ** You Tube +
130.) Nightmares in a Damaged Brain ( 1981 ) ** You Tube +

October 24, 2016

131.) Trick or Treats ( 1982 ) * You Tube
132.) Drive in Massacre ( 1976 ) * You Tube
133.) The Creeper ( 1977 ) *
134.) Trilogy of Terror 2 ( 1996 ) *** You Tube
135.) The House By the Cemetery ( 1981 ) ** You Tube
136.) The Godsend ( 1980 ) *** You Tube

October 25, 2016

137.) The Day it Came to Earth ( 1979 ) * You Tube + Dear lord I guess most of the bad movies I did actually miss
138.) Up From the Depths ( 1979 ) * You Tube +
139.) The Rejuvenator ( 1988 ) * You Tube +
140.) Scalps ( 1983 ) ** You Tube +
141.) Hollywood Meat Cleaver Massacre ( 1977 ) * You Tube +
142.) Final Exam ( 1981 ) ** You Tube

October 26, 2016

143.) The Funhouse ( 1981 ) *** You Tube
144.) Prom Night ( 1980 ) *** You Tube
145.) The Burning ( 1981 ) **** DVD
146.) Madman ( 1982 ) **** DVD
147.) Dark Night of the Scarecrow ( 1981 ) **** DVD
148.) Intruder ( 1989 ) ** DVD
149.) Watchers ( 1988 ) *** DVD

October 27, 2016

150.) Nosferatu ( 1922 ) *** You Tube
151.) The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( 1923 ) ****
152.) The Mummy's Ghost ( 1944 ) **** DVD
153.) Ghost of Frankenstein ( 1942 ) **** DVD
154.) Flesh for Frankenstein ( 1973 ) * You Tube Not sure why I torture myself with movies from Andy Warhol
155.) Blood for Dracula ( 1974 ) * You Tube (see above)
156.) The Bog ( 1983 ) ** You Tube
***** Frankenstein ( 1910 - short from Edison) ** You Tube

October 28, 2016

157.) Willard ( 1971 ) *** You Tube Only actor worth really noting in this was Ernest Borgnine
158.) Ben ( 1972 ) *** You Tube
159.) The Rats ( 2002 ) ** You Tube +
160.) They Nest ( 2000 ) * You Tube +
161.) The Nesting ( 1981 ) *** You Tube +
162.) Necromicon: Book of the Dead *** You Tube

October 29, 2016

163.) The Collector ( 2009 ) *** You Tube
164.) The Incredible Melting Man ( 1977 ) ** DVD
165.) Xtro ( 1983 ) ** You Tube
166.) Xtro 2 ( 1990 ) ** You Tube
167.) Terror Tract ( 2000 ) *** You Tube
168.) Satan's School for Girls ( 1973 ) ** You Tube

October 30, 2016

169.) Halloween ( 1978 ) **** AMC Fearfest
170.) Nightmare on Elm Street ( 1984 ) *** DVD
171.) Insidious ( 2010 ) *** DVD +
172.) The Bird with the Crystal Plumage ( 1970 ) **** DVD
173.) Sinister ( 2012 ) *** DVD
174.) Piranha ( 1978 ) *** DVD
175.) Frankenstein Must be Destroyed ( 1969 ) *** DVD

October 31, 2016

176.) Three Extremes ( 2005 ) *** DVD
177.) Black Roses ( 1988 ) *** DVD
178.) It Follows ( 2014 ) ** DVD
179.) Popcorn ( 1991 ) *** You Tube
180.) The Mist ( 2007 ) *** DVD

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Re: The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Brainee's 2016 DVDTalk Horror Movie Challenge List

Goal: 50
Total: 106
First Time Views: 98

= first time viewing

September 30th (after dusk)

1. ☼ American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016): "Episode 2", "Episode 3"

2. Extraordinary Tales (2013): Here's a good one for anyone looking for a short Netflix horror movie. I can see how the animation style wouldn't be for everyone, but it changes with each segment so it shouldn't be a big deal. Poe's stories are familiar, though it was nice to see them faithfully adapted (which most Poe movies, no matter how good, often don't do). And where else can you get Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi in the same movie!

October 1st

2.5. ☼ The Strain (2016): "Madness"

3. ☼ Beasts (1976): "Baby"

4. Emelie (2015): A bit disappointing given the 93% positive rating on rottentomatoes. The set-up was pretty good ... reminded me of the building tension in The Visit (but with a babysitter instead of grandparents). But it really unraveled for me in the last third. It was as if the director had no clue how to stage thriller/suspense scenes.

5. Goddess of Love (2015): Nothing terribly new here ... a Fatal Attraction/Play Misty for Me kind of story (but all from the crazy woman's POV). But well-made and acted.

6. Mortuary (1983): Pretty decent 80's horror/slasher. The killer's identity is telegraphed rather plainly, but these movies aren't so much about the mystery. Pretty interesting cast, with the "final girl" played by a regular from "The Waltons", Christopher and Lynda Day George. And a very early role from Bill Paxton, whose performance is either hilariously awful or hilariously awesome (probably a bit of both).

7. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 1-4. Yep, finally busting open that giant Barnabas coffin collectors set and trying to watch this from the beginning. I had only seen some of the Sci-Fi aired episodes in the mid-90's before, starting around the time Barnabas was introduced. It was a hassle trying to record everything on the VCR, and I only managed a few weeks of watching. Though I liked the series fine ... it was just an inconvenient viewing method. Though the pace is extremely leisurely, it's very easy to just settle into the flow of the show.

October 2nd

8. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 5-8.

9. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 9-12.

10. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977): I haven't seen this in so long and I've been saving it for months on my DVR (recorded from TCM) just for the challenge. I thought it's probably one of those that's nowhere near as bad as its reputation (when compared to the classic The Exorcist). Nope ... this movie sucks. When it's not boring, it's just laughably bad. With all the talent in front of and behind the camera, it's hard to believe they couldn't at least manage a decent film.

11. Species II (1998): Breaking in my Blu Ray prize from the Sci-Fi challenge Not a bad movie ... the original cast is back, production value is pretty decent (I have a feeling it sinks badly in the next 2 sequels), director Peter Medak is serviceable. Sure it's silly, and the comic-relief black guy is a trend from the 90's I don't miss. But it moves quickly and delivers on the boobs and blood.

12. The Lorelei's Grasp (1974): Fun mash-up of fantasy and horror from the guy who brought us the Blind Dead series. You have to love a movie that gets to gratuitous nudity within 10 seconds, and features a girl's college where apparently the only class that anyone takes is bikini sunbathing.

13. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 13-16.

October 3rd

14. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 17-20.

14.5. ☼ The Strain (2016): "The Battle of Central Park"

15. ☼ Beasts (1976): "Buddyboy". This has got to be the only dolphin horror ghost story ever made [Though as silly as it sounds, it was quite serious and good. You knew you're getting something interesting with Nigel Kneale as the writer]

16. Ava's Possessions (2015): I enjoyed it. While not perfect, I give major points for showing me something new in a horror movie (in this case, a demonic possession recovery support group). This approach made a lot more sense than all the silly stuff they did for Regan in Exorcist II.

17. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 21-24.

October 4th

18. Species III (2004): Sunny Mabrey is hot. That's about the only positive thing I have to say about this pretty pointless movie. Production values are pretty decent for a direct-to-video movie. I'm guessing the last movie in the series sinks all the way to Sci-Fi Channel Original levels. I'm afraid, but I fear I'll have to tackle it eventually

19. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 25-28.

October 5th

20. ☼ American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016): "Episode 4"; ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 29-30.

21. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 31-34.

October 6th

22. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 35-38.

23. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 39-42.

October 7th

24. ☼ Beasts (1976): "The Dummy", "Special Offer"

25. Species: The Awakening (2007): I thought this was a step up from the third movie. Not a great movie, but watchable. Having a competent male lead like Ben Cross helps, and the location shooting in Mexico gave it a different atmosphere than the others in the series.

26. He Never Died (2015): I really enjoyed this. Henry Rollins did a great job with this funny deadpan performance, and I liked the touches of having this chaos of background noise (reflecting thoughts from an immortal lifetime). I didn't quite get one thing about Henry Rollins' character:
Spoiler:
he outright stated he was the biblical Cain, and presumably eternal life (and hunger for human flesh) was part of God's curse on him for killing Abel. But what's with the ripped off angel wings?


27. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 43-46.

October 8th

28. ☼ Beasts (1976): "What Big Eyes", "During Barty's Party"

29. The Penalty (1920): Is this Lon Chaney's first horror movie? Well, it's listed as horror at imdb ... in truth, it's a straight-up crime thriller. Pretty good, but the industrial score seemed out-of-place.

30. Bone Tomahawk (2015): There's a lot to like in this ... good cast, looks great, the look and sound of the "troglodytes" was really creepy, and the idea of combining a western with cannibal-tribe horror is a good one. My main criticism is that at over 130 minutes, this is way too long for the amount of story told.

31. Deathgasm (2015): Evil Dead and Dead-Alive influences are heavy in this one. This isn't as good as those movies, but it's still fun. And to make the main characters in this movie happy ... THE TITLE SHOULD BE DEATHGASM BECAUSE LOWER-CASE IS FOR PUSSIES

32. The Unknown (1927): Lon Chaney goes from having no legs to no arms ... the guy never did things the easy way, did he? The ultra-short running time (50 minutes) is due to long-lost missing reels. That's a shame because this is really good and Chaney gives a great performance (plus a very early leading role for Joan Crawford). The missing reels sound exciting (with a couple of additional murders) though fortunately they don't impact the continuity of the story.

33. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 47-50.

October 9th

34. The Zodiac Killer (1971): This movie begins with the title screen saying this movie wasn't made to win awards. Well ... no shit! The murders are unnerving in their casualness that Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer had. But so much of the rest of this movie is some combination of completely inept, silly, and boring.

35. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 51-54.

35.5 ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 55-56.

36. ☼ Against the Crowd (1975): "Murrain". DVD extra on the Beasts set. Not animal-related horror like that series, but features the twisty creepy style of Nigel Kneale.

37. The Hallow (2015): A pleasant surprise, which I fortunately went into knowing very little about. I thought it would be another slow-burn haunting story, but instead got a creature feature (with a little body horror and science fiction) Once things got going, this was really fast paced.

37.5. ☼ The Strain (2016): "Collaborators"

38. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 57-58.

October 10th

39. She-Wolf of London (1946): Pretty good movie that doesn't take the expected approach (of just redoing The Wolf Man with a woman). Though I've seen way too many movies to not miss the "twist" coming from a mile away:
Spoiler:
that there are, in fact, no werewolves (or anything supernatural) in this movie. Instead, it's another variation of the "Gaslight" theme (a relative trying to drive an innocent woman insane to claim her inheritance).


40. The Golem (1936): Sounds like I probably watched the wrong golem movie (seeing this instead of the silent movie, which I've never seen either). This was ok ... but it was about 70 minutes medieval drama and 10 minutes of golem action (who had a rather silly look IMO).

41. The Mark of the Wolfman (1968): Paul Naschy's first werewolf movie, which is inexplicably called Frankenstein's Bloody Terror for the US release (despite having nothing to do with Frankenstein). Not as well-made as the Hammer and classic Universal horror movies this is inspired by, but still fun for horror fans with a few effective moments. There's a lot packed in here: the origin of Waldemar Daninsky, dueling werewolves, a Satanist vampire couple (whose interest in Daninsky is never quite explained), and a vampire vs werewolf battle (which was a bit lopsided since all this vampire could apparently do was hypnotize women, hiss, and pose with his cape).

41.5 ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 59-60.

42. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Pilot"

43. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 61-64.

October 11th

44. The Face of Fu Manchu (1965): And so begins my mini Fu Manchu marathon. Solid movie, and the "demonstration" of Fu Manchu's power was pretty chilling.

45. The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966): A bit trashier than the previous movie, but fun ... with Fu Manchu surrounding himself with chained up beauties in a cool secret lair (which you just know is getting blown to hell in the end). But Fu only has himself to blame, since he made the Pink Panther's Cato his top henchman (actor Burt Kwouk was in Peter Sellers' Fu Manchu parody too).

46. The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967): Either I'm getting Fu Manchu'd out or this is a pretty dull movie ... since it was a struggle to keep my attention. Probably a combination of the two. Poorly executed story of Fu Manchu trying to build up a world-wide criminal syndicate ... but we only see him meet with one guy in a cowboy hat.

46.5 ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 65-66.

47. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?"

October 12th

48. Nothing But the Night (1972): I know I saw this before, but my mind was a blank for any details. It ended up having a truly interesting story with a chilling and shocking finale. But it took a while to get there, with the first half of the movie going off on less interesting tangents (including a romantic side story that never goes anywhere and an obnoxious "red herring" suspect character).

49. ☼ American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016): "Episode 5"; ☼ iZombie (2015): "The Exterminator"

50. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 67-70.

October 13th

51. The Mad Genius (1931): Listed as a horror movie on imdb, but it's really nothing of a sort (it's a pretty straight-forward melodrama/romance). Not that it's a bad movie ... it's pretty good. John Barrymore is compelling as the title villain. Director Michael Curtiz infuses the movie with style (as he did with his other 30's horror movies like Mystery of the Wax Museum, Doctor X, and The Walking Dead). This is a great example of pre-code Hollywood, with a great deal of frankness about sex and drugs. And I felt like an idiot not even noticing Boris Karloff's cameo (pre-Frankenstein) since he was talking in a Eastern European accent and his face was grimy.

October 14th

52. The Neon Demon (2016): Having liked a number of earlier NWR movies (the Pusher series, Drive, Valhalla Rising), I was quite looking forward to seeing how he would tackle a horror movie. Overall, disappointing. Sure, it looks nice and at times manages a trance-like atmosphere. There was just no substance to it. I felt hit over the head with the "symbolism" ... and NWR isn't really saying anything daring or novel. I found the way everyone spoke really annoying. Kind of like the sloths from Zootopia. There would be a line, then a pause ... another line, and another pause. When they were doing this for the first scene I thought there was no way this movie could subject the viewers to that for the entire running time. They sure did

53. Tag (2015): I have yet to see a Sion Sono movie that didn't intrigue me to some degree. And that certainly continues here. Right now, he's probably my favorite "cult" director. And you never really know what you'll get with his movies ... comedy, murder/thriller, ghost horror, musical, action, art-house drama, sci-fi. In a way, this hearkens back to his international breakout Suicide Club (especially with an opening sequence that needs to be seen to be believed). And then it gets strange, shifting realities that left me not knowing where we were going next. And where it ultimately went in the end is something that I'm sure I'll remember (and is still rattling around in my brain). My big quibble is that all the CGI gore looks terribly fake (and isn't that usually the case).

54. Eye in the Labyrinth (1972): A wonderful little find: a giallo that I never heard of (and has less than 250 votes on imdb) turned out to be really good. A jazzy score and a sea-side setting gave this a different feel than most in the genre. Not high on body count (though there are a couple of gory scenes), but delivers on the sleaze. And most importantly, it has a really good mystery story. I'm always pleasantly surprised when a movie's "twist" takes me by surprise. In this case:
Spoiler:
I loved how the woman investigating her boyfriend's murder, the main protagonist of the story, actually turned out to be the killer! Very well done, since the movie was dropping clues. In fact, one scene that I was all set to criticize (how this woman idiotically caused the death of a witness to the killing) made complete sense after the reveal (she was subconsciously allowing him to die to protect herself).


55. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 71-74.

October 15th

56. The Cat and the Canary (1939): 30's and 40's comedy/horror can be a tough sell for me ... usually because the wise-cracking comics who audiences of the time must've loved typically annoy the hell out of me. Fortunately Bob Hope is an exception. His self-deprecating sense of humor makes him not seem like the asshole most of those others comics seem to me. And this is a well-made and smart movie, knowing when to go for laughs and when to play it straight as a horror/thriller.

57. When Animals Dream (2014): Leisurely paced, but I enjoyed this take on the old werewolf story:
Spoiler:
making it a genetic disorder passed from mother to daughter that doesn't manifest until young adulthood.
I think it's best to consider this mostly an arthouse drama with horror overtones rather than an outright horror movie (and to be honest, I didn't think the horror scenes were particularly well-shot).

58. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 75-78.

59. They Look Like People (2015): A good low budget indie drama about two friends, with one of them suffering from schizophrenia. Not a horror movie, though it teases going there a couple of times. Still, I thought the relationship between the two male leads really gave this movie an emotional center.

60. Darling (2015): Not really anything new here ... another take on Polanski's Repulsion. But it was nicely filmed, and the lead (Lauren Ashley Carter) is kind of captivating with her huge eyes.

61. Baskin (2015): Twisted and gory imagery that unfortunately didn't really add to much in the end. Didn't help that I've seen the
Spoiler:
"it's all a time loop because they've all gone to hell/purgatory"
twist too many times. Kudos to whoever dug up the guy who played "The Father" ... creepy-as-hell, and apparently that's just how he looks (no make-up was used for the movie)

62. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 79-82.

October 16th

63. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Live and Let Clive", "Flight of the Living Dead"

64. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 83-86.

65. Hush (2016): Mike Flanagan makes another winner. Not whole lot to this, but it's a taut white-knuckle ride.

66. What We Become (2015): A pretty familiar zombie story, reminding me a great deal of the first season of Fear the Walking Dead (particularly the parts where there's the suburban quarantine). This is better than that, for no other reason than the story plays out in 80 minutes and the characters aren't quite so annoying (but once again we're subjected to the character cliche that probably annoys me more than any other ... the moody asshole teen boy ).

67. ☼ The Strain (2016): "White Light"; ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 87-88.

October 17th

68. The X From Outer Space (1967): Perhaps if the monster wasn't so silly looking (imagine a giant chicken with a tail and a saucer head, who moves around like spastic toddler) this would've been scary ... nah, that wouldn't have help Kind of interesting how the first half was a standard groovy space adventure with no giant monsters at all. And we never did find out about the deal with the aliens, did we? Where's the sequel?!?

69. A Page of Madness (1926): Striking visuals ... surreal and experimental in a way totally unlike American silent horror movies (even way beyond German Expressionism classics). But ... I didn't have a clue what was going on. At first it was captivating, but after an hour I was ready for this to be over. Though to be fair, it seems there was still quite a bit footage that remains lost from this one.

70. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 89-92.

October 18th

71. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Virtual Reality Bites", "Maternity Liv"

October 19th

72. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 93-96.

73. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Dead Air"; ☼ American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016): "Episode 6"

October 20th

74. Gog (1954): A bit talky and not very "horror". But it's cool to see these old 3D movies (I bought the Blu Ray this month). Having not seen this before, the culprit for all the murders didn't turn out like I suspected:
Spoiler:
I was sure it was the controlling computer gone rogue. But it turned out to be forces from an enemy country (not named, but being Cold War era I can imagine the likely suspect).


75. Dracula (1931): Is it sacrilegious to not particularly like this movie? Pretty low on my list of favorite Dracula adaptations: following Nosferatu (both versions), Horror of Dracula, Coppola's Dracula, Frank Langella's Dracula, BBC's 70's Count Dracula ... probably some more versions if I gave it some thought. Lugosi's iconic performance and Dwight Frye's scenery chewing make it watchable. Everyone else is a bore. Too many interesting things take place off-screen. The stage play origins are very evident much of the production feels like the filmmakers don't have much of a handle on shooting talkies (or movies in general ... which is odd considering Tod Browning and Karl Freund were behind the camera).

76. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 97-100.

October 21st

77. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Patriot Brains", "Mr. Berserk"

78. Flytrap (2015): It was on Amazon Prime for streaming and seems to have gotten some good reviews, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Oh well ... you can't win 'em all Maybe this would've been a solid short, but there was just too little meat and too little resolution to make it worth feature length.

79. The Ones Below (2015): It took a while going through the predictable motions getting to the endgame (I wish I went in blind, because review synopses pretty much lay out the first two-thirds). But by the end, I thought this was a well-made urban chiller. Word to the wise ... if The Governor moves next door to you, you better pack up and move before things have a chance to escalate.

80. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 101-104.

October 22nd

81. The Devils (1971): Wild, grotesque, perverse ... this is my pick for Ken Russell's best movie. 45 years later, this is one of those that absolutely couldn't be made by a major studio today.

82. Dead End Drive-In (1986): Not sure why imdb listed this as a horror ... it's no more a horror movie than any of the Mad Max movies (which this clearly draws inspiration from). The really strong 80's style is fun. Pretty much every 80's style you can think of is present in spades (soundtrack, music videos, hair, clothes, dialog, neon colors). There's actually a really solid and original idea behind that the filmmakers barely scratch the surface of:
Spoiler:
the Drive-In is a trap set up by the government to coral all the unemployed youth and keep them happy on drugs, music, and movies, and out of the way of "productive" society.


83. Pod (2015): Mickey Keating is a young horror director who shows a lot of potential. But I think his more recent Darling realizes it better. There just isn't enough meat or originality to this story to make it stand out in any way. And if you're going to have a movie with mostly just three characters talking in enclosed environments, it's a mistake to have two of those characters mostly shout hysterically.

84. House on Haunted Hill (1959): From my Vincent Price Collection II Blu Ray set, this is one of most "fun" horror movies.

85. The Mind's Eye (2015): The Mind's Eye, I watched Scanners. I own Scanners. Scanners is one of my favorite horror movies. The Mind's Eye, you're no Scanners.

86. The Night Child (1975): And here is a counterpoint to The Mind's Eye ... a demonstration that a movie can be influenced/inspired by another (in this case, The Exorcist), but do different things to make a fresh movie. The build-up is slow, but it does a good job making us care about the characters and showing off the beautiful Italian landscape. Style-wise, you can see the similarities to the director's best-known movie What Have You Done to Solange?

87. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 105-108.

October 23rd

88. Gamera (1965): Where do they dig up some of the English-speaking supporting roles for these movies? Just go into an American base and ask who wants to be in a monster movie? I don't remember the MST3K episode for this, but they had to be giving the movie crap for having the American general look and sound just like Curly Howard (Three Stooges) Gamera's kind of an asshole in this, wantonly smashing stuff and killing people. All that killing and the person he saves is the creepy annoying turtle-obsessed kid. Yeah ... Gamera is definitely an asshole

89. Sleepaway Camp II (1988): Probably a good idea for this movie to go a completely different direction than the first movie. High body count, much more blood and nudity ... and not really any attempt to be remotely scary. What kind of summer camp has all the girls looking like they're in their 20's? Certainly not any of the camps I went to

90. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Astroburger"; ☼ The Walking Dead (2016): "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

91. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 111-114. I didn't skip episodes 109 and 110. The days where those episodes would've aired, the show was preempted for the Thanksgiving holidays. So they just skipped over the numbers, keeping the convention that episode numbers ending in 1 or 6 always are Mondays and episode numbers ending in 5 or 0 always are Fridays. [a convention the show does throughout the run, explaining what appear to be "missing" episodes]

October 25th

92. ☼ The Strain (2016): "Do or Die"; ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 115-116.

93. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 117-120.

October 26th

94. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat"; ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 121-122.

October 27th

95. ☼ iZombie (2015): "Blaine's World"; ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 123-124.

October 28th

96. The Silenced (2015): Not the ghost girl story I was expecting, instead went into sci-fi thriller territory. Interesting backdrop of Korea in the 1930's under occupation by Imperialist Japan.

97. The Dead Room (2015): Very familiar story with ghost hunters investigating a haunted house. But pretty well made, brisk running time, and it had a surprise up its sleeve by the end ... made it worth watching for me.

98. They're Watching (2016): The tone of this veers wildly (comedy to creepy horror to outright camp) and it doesn't all connect together very well. Though the batshit crazy last 10 minutes makes it memorable at the least. It didn't help that we (the viewers) are stuck with some incredibly annoying characters.

99. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 125-128. Matthew scared to death by ghosts just before he chops up Vicky Winters into bits with an axe! And the mysterious Laura Collins returns to Collinwood and creeps out Maggie with a story about the Phoenix!

October 29th

100. Pharaoh's Curse (1957): Decent little soul-possessing blood-sucking mummy movie.

101. The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (1965): Well-made but all too familiar (with a "twist" that can be seen coming from a mile away).

102. The Haunting (1963): Pretty astonishing that director Robert Wise sandwiched this all-time classic haunted house movie in between West Side Story and The Sound of Music.

103. ☼ American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016): "Episode 7"; ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 129-130.

October 30th

104. ☼ Dark Shadows (1966): Episodes 132-135.

Halloween

105. ☼ The Walking Dead (2016): "The Well"; ☼ The Strain (2016): "The Fall"

106. ☼ Dark Shadows (1967): Episodes 136-139.

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Re: The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

No Clue yet what I'm going to watch this month.

Red = First Time Viewing

September 30th (Dusk)
1. Cat People (1942)
I have a strange fascination with Simone Simon in this movie as well as The Devil and Daniel Webster; maybe, it's the accent. I've seen people on IMDB saying they don't get this movie. It harkens back to the type of horror that appeals to people like me who are scared of a dark basement, it references ancient legends from faraway lands that strike at a primordial fear, and in the end you still aren't sure whether what you saw out of the corner of your eye was real or not.
2. The Changeling (1980)
This DVD was released so early on - I think 2000 - and I don't know why it hasn't been picked up by Scream Factory considering some of the movies they've been able to get ahold of recently. It's been so long since I saw this that I'd forgotten most of it so it was like a first time viewing for me. I didn't quite buy George C Scott at the beginning, and a crying Scott is not something I want to see; however, I enjoyed it overall for a good spooky ghost story on a rainy night. I think about this one in the same breath with Lady In White for some reason. Definitely need to pick up that Blu-Ray...
October 1st

3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Did someone check the map? Seriously, I never watched this film before and never understood why the found footage concept became popular. Unfortunately, I still don't get it. Really didn't care for this movie at all. No scares here
4. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
When I was a kid, I just loved these old anthology style horror films from Amicus. They had everything: stories written by Robert Bloch, often featuring Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing, and not overly gory for the young audience. I still enjoy watching them occasionally, but they don't exactly have the same effect on me now. In this case, I liked the third installment the best featuring a young girl who is mysteriously afraid of fire and not allowed to play with dolls. As an aside, it's terrible that Robert Bloch's novels and stories are mostly out of print. I absolutely loved reading him just after Lovecraft and MR James when I was young. I'd troll local used book stores even then looking for a novel or collection I'd missed.
5. Terror Train (1980)
I found my attention drifting midway through this one, even when there were kills going on. I've been trying to catch up on slashers when I can, but I'm still not sure it's my sub-genre. I remember seeing the cover art for this one in our cable magazine back in 82 or 83 just after we got cable - I was 7 or 8. It always intrigued me but I just never got around to watching it. I think maybe there was too little Jamie and too much of the old curmudgeonly conductor. I did like the
Spoiler:
bit about switching costumes, but it was sort of creepy when Kenny revealed he was the magician's female assistant. Perhaps it was the insane scowl/twisted lip.
6. Creep (2014)
A 'found footage' psyco-killer mashup. At first, I thought this was a pretty bad movie; certainly, the first half was bewildering and hard to sit through. Then I realized that some of these scenes were intended to be funny like the sheer number of times that the antagonist 'jump scares' the main character without the protagonist taking off. Once the tone changes at the half way point, I found myself nicely creeped out and enjoying it though.
October 2nd

7. Night of the Lepus [Rifftrax commentary] (1972)
What more needs to be said? Killer hand puppets and McCoy in bell bottoms. It should be a fun movie but it is painfully dull in parts. 90 minutes feels pretty long here.
8. Kingdom of the Spiders [Rifftrax commentary] (1977)
"Rack" just doesn't seem like a very good 'hero' name. However, I did like this better than the killer bunnies although I think the cameraman was on crack at times. Best scene: Using a gun to shoot a spider off your hand.
9. The Uninvited (2009)
I never have liked movies with unreliable narrators/POVs. It often feels like I wasted my time for the previous 90 minutes just so we can have a sudden reveal/twist. It's been forever and a day since I saw the original A Tale Of Two Sisters so I can't compare if it was better since it didn't leave much impression on me either. I'll have to revisit it if it ever gets released on blu. Man, do I wish netflix had better horror movies for streaming....
10. The Babadook (2014)
Probably not a good movie to watch if you have a headache - the kid screaming is hard to take after awhile. But I did like the movie pretty well and the storybook was creepy as hell.
October 3rd

11. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Classic film. It gets funnier each time I see it. Which of the sequels are worth watching though?
12. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
I was inspired to start going through my old two disc DVD flippers of the Universal 8 Hammer horror movie set when I saw that this same set had just come out on Blu-ray but with poor quality and messed up aspect ratios. I hadn't seen this one before but I really enjoyed it. Always seems that you can't go too far wrong with Peter Cushing, or at least I haven't yet. Thought the colors in the movie were pretty good actually and I might just keep watching the movies in this set.
13. Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
Another Hammer horror. I liked about the first 10 minutes of it, very colorful, but it just wasn't much of a werewolf movie. Too much drama and just found myself losing focus on what was going on.
October 4th

14. The Witch (2015)
Really enjoyed this film. I watched it on Amazon Prime - could have used some subtitles as the accents were quite heavy. I'll want to revisit this one again sometime when I can turn the sound up a bit more - lots of screaming and shouting.
October 5th

15. Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Too much bad opera in this one. Not a fan of opera, I always want a 'phantom' movie without any singing at all.
16. Paranoiac (1963)
It wasn't til half way through this short film that it really had any 'horror' elements; at first, I thought it was more of a thriller. Not bad though - liked the black & white use even though I've been watching color Hammer horrors up to now.
17. Vamp (1986)
Just picked up the Arrow US blu-ray for this movie as a blind-buy. I enjoyed it immensely. I could definitely see similarities with From Dusk Til Dawn, which I also love, but I think Grace Jones has more style than Salma Hayek. Would definitely make a great back to back movie combo. If I'd realized that before, I would have saved this for the weekend instead of after work.
October 6th

18. Slugs (1988)
I had a great time watching this movie. While not a great film by any means, it was never boring to me and had some great lines and bad dubbing. Terrific Arrow release.
19. Count Yorga,Vampire (1970)
Watched the Yorga movies as soon as the Arrow blu came out as I hadn't seen them before. I was itching to watch them agai for the challenge and I'll definitely follow-up with the second one. Fun movies
October 7th

20. The Return of Count Yorga (1971)
The tradition of odd camera shots, angles, and fisheye lenses continues - Look at me, I'm HUUUGE. And what's with whalesong punctuating one of the vampire's murders?
October 8th

21. Shivers (1975)
22. Rabid (1977)
This pair of early Cronenberg is very rough and the pacing is not quite there yet. I'm not sure which I like more as the themes are very similar. I like the use of taboo themes in Shivers rather than just make it a horny zombie flick (do those exist or did i just dream it?) but I think the story and build-up is a bit more solid in Rabid. Wouldn't be on my top Cronenberg list but they work pretty well for this challenge.
23. The Black Cat (1981)
24. Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key (1972)
I liked Fulci's The Black Cat pretty well despite IMDB warnings that it wasn't that good - maybe my expectations were lowered. I was disappointed that my own demonic kitty didn't pay any mind at all to the mewling and caterwauling or the kill all humans vibe of the felines on screen. Not sure I would have put the Martino movie under "Poe" but I enjoyed it a lot.
October 9th

25. Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973)
Toby's awesome! Now I want a dead chicken too!
26. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
I assume this was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. If judged on that basis, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The hippies with the 'aura camera' were pretty funny and who doesn't like a good lunchbox beatdown?!
27. Re-animator (1985)
28. Bride of Re-animator (1989)
Always fun to watch Reanimator. I still don't quite get the bat wings on Dr Hill in Bride - might have just been better to leave that character out of the sequel as he didn't really serve much point to me. Haven't seen Beyond Re-animator yet but I'm game...
29. Dagon (2001)
I like this one OK. I think it's a bit uneven and I tend to find myself doing other things while it is on, especially during the first half hour. On the other hand, seeing any kind of adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth is great.
October 10th

30. Killers From Space [The Film Crew] (1954)
Ok, this is a bit of a stretch, but I needed something bit more light-hearted and silly after some of the films I've seen recently. The Film Crew was the shortlived project for Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy between the end of MST3K and the far more successful Rifftrax. Looks like we've got atomic bomb testing (it is 1954 after all), alien abductions, and Peter Graves.
31. Goodnight Mommy (2014)
If I ever find myself alone with twins, I'm just going to assume it won't end well. Based on horror movie standards, twins are remarkably easy to break down
32. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
I wanted to lie this movie as the premise sounded pretty interesting. But overall, I kept reading political threads which isn't a good sign for my interest in a movie
October 11th

33. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Very possibly my favorite horror movie of all time. Just dripping with atmosphere, sharp dialogue, and one of Vincent Price's best performances as Count Prospero - for me, the best of Corman's Poe adaptations. It was a movie made for scenery chewing and doesn't sink under the weight of overacting but revels in it.
October 12th

34. The Others (2001)
Seemed a bit slow at first but eventually I found myself drawn into the spooky ghost story that was unfolding. A good companion piece to The Innocents
35. "Manos" The Hands of Fate [Rifftrax Live] (1966/2015)
I have always been a huge fan of MST3K so I really question Rifftrax or Cinematic Titanic redoing a classic episode. Invariably, I compare way too much to the first riffed episode and just don't find them as funny trying to come up with different jokes. This was pretty good but now I have to decide if I want to watch the MST3K version or not!
October 13th

36. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
I think I enjoyed it more than the first time I saw this movie last year. Really nice Arrow package that I just received today. It's a fairly short film but there's a part where I keep drifting off around the 1:10:00 mark, not sure why. Still had a blast watching it again
October 14th

37. Dark Water (2002)
Good movie, not too may scares til the end though. Really more of a drama with a little bit of ghost story thrown in.
October 15th

38. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times [Commentary] (1972)
This is one of my favorite gialli. I think the opening to the movie is just awesome and a heavy favorite bit of mine. I put on the commentary to the arrow release and think it might be one of the few commentaries I can see listening to again. I'm not entirely sure who the two commentators are but I find they play off each other really well, sound like they just love these movies, and yet they're also very informative while they're having fun. And I think they did more commentaries for some of these arrow releases so I'm looking forward to that.
39. The Green Slime (1968)
I've loved this film since I was a kid. Only in the last year did I realize that it was directed by the same person who did Battle Royale and Battles Without Honor And Humanity . Special effects aren't great but I think the acting and storyline are actually above average for this type of movie. I often wish MST3K had done a full treatment for this film rather than just a short bit to sell the concept, but it's probably for the best.
40. The Visit (2015)
I thought I'd give M. Night another chance but boy I should really not waste my time - only ever liked The Sixth Sense. At least it's short.
41. Misery (1990)
I thought I'd give this movie a try, but I remembered that I never really enjoyed this book when I read it back in high school at the time it came out. I haven't been batting a very high average lately with 'new-to-me' movies.
October 16th

42. Ash Vs. The Evil Dead Season 1 Episodes 1-4 (2015)
43. Ash Vs. The Evil Dead Season 1 Episodes 5-8 (2015)
44. Ash Vs. The Evil Dead Season 1 Episodes 9-10 (2015)
Ash Vs. The Evil Dead Season 2 Episodes 1-2 (2016)
45. The Exorcist Season 1 Episodes 1-2 (2016)
46. The Exorcist Season 1 Episodes 3-4 (2016)
Been on a TV kick today to catch up on some horror themed shows. Saw Ash season 1 last year but I just couldn't resist watching it again to prep for season 2 - quick to run through the episodes and I think it's even better watching it all at once. The Exorcist I didn't have high hopes for after last year's Damien, but so far I'm liking it. My big problem when comparing it to the original movie is that the possessed girl doesn't have the childlike innocence Linda Blair did in the original which made her corruption that much more terrifying. The girl in this one is older so just isn't as disturbing. Themes of faith vs science crop up again as in the original movie which makes it a bit slow at times, but not overly so.
47. Clownhouse (1988)
With creepy clowns all the rage on the news lately, I thought I should fit a similarly themed movie in here somewhere. As a film, not bad but I didn't the creeps as much as I should have since I hate clowns Maybe I'll throw on Killer Klowns From Outer Space sometime since I haven't ever watched that one either. Maybe some of It while I'm at it?
October 17th

48. Psycho II [Rifftrax] (1983)
I still rather enjoy Psycho II with or without the Rifftrax commentary. Not sure if it counts as a guilty pleasure or not; movie wouldn't be much without Tony Perkins that's for sure. I'm not sure what to think of Tony Perkins after watching Crimes of Passion recently, very strange.
49. Firestarter (1984)
Probably haven't seen this movie in 25 years. I remember it being sort of average but still enjoyable when I was younger. George C Scott and Martin Sheen are pretty good as expected. I can't tell if Drew Barrymore is just bad or it's the fault of some of the dialogue and editing. When Charlie gets angry, she's not too bad but she certainly isn't the glue necessary to hold this together completely. Plus the whole LSD experiments angle seems a bit dated now.
50. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Not sure if I liked it or not - found the brother and sister pretty unlikable. Enjoyed the Duel-esque truck scene at the begining and the end, but just sorta zoned out here and there in the middle. Probably need to watch it again to know for sure.
October 20th

51. Psycho III (1986)
I've often heard that this one was very 'campy' but honestly it all fell flat for me. I didn't really 'get' this movie at all and didn't think Tony Perkins was all that good as Norman in this one. Still love Psycho and rather like Psycho II though.
52. Kiss Of The Vampire (1963)
I was rather enjoying this Hammer film from the 60s til we got to the end. The silly vampire bat attack was one of the silliest things I've seen in awhile and just elevated this movie to a whole 'nother level !
October 21st

53. The Burning (1981)
I'm probably somewhat late to the party seeing this one for the first time. I enjoyed it quite a bit for what it was. I was a kid in the 80s so I never got to watch any of the Slasher genre back then so my timeline/perception of them has always been a little skewed. During some parts early on I wasn't sure if I was watching a horror film or a teen frat house film The scene that struck me as somewaht unique from the few slashers I have scene from the period is after the rest of the teens discover
Spoiler:
the raft of bodies
, they cut to them crying in each others' arms. Seemed at that point to try and take this over-the-top film and plant it firmly in the real world to me.
54. Halloween (1978)
55. Halloween II (1981)

October 22nd

56. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982)
57. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988)
58. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

October 23rd
59. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
60. Pod People [MST3K] (1983/1991)
Very creepy that this is the director of Pieces and Slugs. Still has some of my favorite MST3K jokes from the series.
61. Gamera Vs Barugon [MST3K] (1966/1991)
62. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
63. Ash Vs. The Evil Dead Season 2 Episodes 3-4 (2016)
The Exorcist Season 1 Episode 5 (2016)

October 24th

64. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
65. Little Shop Of Horrors (1960)
66. Scream Queens Season 1 Episodes 1-2 (2015)
67. Scream Queens Season 1 Episodes 3-4 (2015)
68. Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

October 25th

69. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
Not strictly a horror movie, I filed it under Computer horror rules humanity with an iron fist type horror movie. However, I forgot just how dated this movie really is. I thought I could deal with it because I thought it was a cool movie for its time as a kid; however, whe they got out the drafting board and slide rules and referred to the main scientist's sex life as 'requiring a woman', it just became a bit too much to take seriously. I don't think I'll watch this movie again.
70. I Vampiri (1957)
Left as a extra on Arrow's Black Sunday release, I thought it was a decent movie. Not great but enjoyable enough although sometimes it felt kind of long for only 85 minutes. I prefer the main feature Black Sunday even so.
October 26th

71. Halloween Resurrection (2002)
Ok now the only halloween movie I haven't seen is Rob Zombie's 2....gonna try and get through those this season but I'm not sure which is worse Curse, Resurrection, or Zombie's 1. This might take the cake for Busta Rhyme's lame kung-fu - honestly didn't feelin any way like a halloween movie.
72. Blood Feast (1963)
My first HGL film from the new Arrow box set (alas not the ultra limited edition). I thought it was pretty campy fun eve with some of the bad gore effects and horrible acting. It wasn't bad in the way Halloween Resurrection was bad for me. I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the set.
October 27th

73. Two Thousand Maniacs (1964)
I think this movie could have used some trimming - perhaps if it were the length of Blood Feast it would have been better. Still enjoyed it for the most part as the camp drive-in film it was.
74. Halloween (2007)
75. Halloween II (2009)
Didn't know what was going on most of the time.
October 30th

76. The House Of The Seven Corpses (1974)
Really wanted to like this one - sounded right up my ally. It wasn't just bad acting, but it was fairly boring and uneventful. I'm guessing it was a made for TV movie as it had that feel about it to me.
77. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)
Nice black & white British film from the 1960s. Liked the rationalist element as an unbeliever slowly is drawn into a world lying subversively benrath the everyday.
78. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
Far far from the worst movie of all time, it is hard to watch without thinking of the scenes from Ed Wood depicting the making of Plan 9.
October 31st

79. Night Of The Living Dead [Rifftrax] (1968)
I only watched the Rifftrax of this one because my Elite DVD has been lost to the sands of time and I've never replaced it - guess I keep waiting for a Criterion blu-ray or something. Rifftrax actually did two versions of this; I only had the first version around and it just isn't that funny. I remember seeing the opening graveyard scene as a kid and being terribly frightened of it - couldn't watch the whole movie for a long time. When I got a little older, I found the long stretches of nothing happening or Barbara's inane ramblings hard to take. Now I love it and find it a very atmospheric and frightening film
80. Color Me Blood Red (1965)
For some reason I'm finding these HGL films pretty fun to watch so far. Seems almost fitting to end Halloween watching one. I had been planning to finish up with either The Shining or Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but I have seen both of those quite a bit already. I have to work tomorrow so i don't think I'll have time to start another movie. 80 is still 5 more than last year I think.

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Back for another year of frightening films! Last year I didn't get a chance to finish up my list after sticking with it for a number of years.

This year I'll wrap this puppy up!

Goal - 75-80 movies.

Starting Saturday night with an in-theater viewing of The Tingler at the Historic Hollywood Theater in Portland, OR. They were supposed to have rumbler seat motors distributed around the room. But it looks like that didn't work out -- oh well. Will still be great to see this one in the dark in an actual theater.

9/30 (after Dusk)
001. The Shallows New This current creature feature with a killer shark has a good first and even second act. Then, in the third act, goes bonkers. What started out as 90% good took a sharp turn to half-bad in the final reel. The Shark CGI here is the real culprit. It's crude and cartoonish. Used sparingly in the majority of the film and it works fine. But as the shark is used for more and more effect in the third act, well that's when the weakness of the CGI comes out.

10/1
002. The Tingler @ The Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR - This William Castle gimmick horror is fun and twisty. The audience at the Hollywood added some nice color during the screaming audience participation section. I think we may have disturbed viewers in the other theaters. This may be a highlight of the horror challenge this year -- and it's only October 1st.
003. Exorcist S1E1 & Exorcist S1E2 New

10/2
004. The Boy New - This current rental was a serviceable stuck in a creepy old house jumper. I am easily scared by a movie and this did a reasonable job keeping me tense. Ultimately, though, a forgettable horror that I'm unlikely to revisit.
005. Bad Milo New - This is a fun surprise. This horror movie feels like the brainstorm child of a 13-year old boy and a Jungian Therapist. Very enjoyable and I will be sure to revisit it in future years.

10/3
006. Walking Dead S5E1 & S5E2 New
007. Walking Dead S5E3 & S5E4 New
008. Walking Dead S5E5 & S5E6 New
009. Krampus - Caught this in the theaters and it actually holds up well on a second viewing. Nice Christmas/Holiday horror movie that is well acted and has good effects. I feel as if the movie played out perfectly. For me this will be a perennial Holiday and Horror movie and I think it would pair well with Home for the Holidays on Thanksgiving.

10/4
010. The Darkness New
011. Walking Dead S5E7 & S5E8 New

10/6
012. The Forest New
013. Walking Dead S5E9 & S5E10 New

10/7
014. Cell New
015. Shaun of the Dead

10/8
016. Bride of Frankenstein
017. The Other Side of the Door New
018. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension New

10/9
019. The Gallows New
020. Final Destination 3
020.5 The Exorcist S1E3 New

10/10
021. Walking Dead S5E11 New

10/11
022. Walking Dead S5E12 & S5E13 New
023. Walking Dead S5E14 & S5E15 New

10/12
024. The Conjuring 2 New This one is super creepy. There is something about movies that put kids in danger. They can be all that much more harrowing, I think.
025. Walking Dead S5E16 & S6E1 New
026. Walking Dead S6E2 & S6E3 New

10/13
027. Train to Busan @ The Hollywood Theater in Portland, OR New This is a great new foreign horror movie. While it follows a standard Zombie Apocalypse arc, the movie remains unrelenting. It establishes it owns reasonable rules for zombies, too. Very enjoyable, one I will revisit in future years.

10/14
028. Perfect Getaway
029. Trick r Treat

10/15
030. Gremlins
031. Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
033. Fun Size

10/16
034. Shin Godzilla New @ The Hollywood Theater in Portland, OR
035. Lost Boys
036. Lost Boys: The Tribe
037. The Grey

10/18
038. Walking Dead S6E4 & S6E5 New

10/20
039. Walking Dead S6E6 & S6E7 New
040. Walking Dead S6E8 & S6E9 New
041. Walking Dead S6E10 & S6E11 New
042. Walking Dead S6E12 & S6E13 New

10/21
043. What We Become New

10/22
044. Walking Dead S6E14 & S6E15
045. The Wolf-Man -- The classic. This one is my absolute favorite of the Universal horror films.
046. The World's End -- Damn fine movie. I have to get this one and listen to the commentary tracks next year. Too bad I can't possibly include Hot Fuzz in this challenge because binge watching this 'trilogy' would be a fun.
047. X-Files: I Want To Believe -- This second X-Files film I think gets weighted down just a little with the interplay between Scully and Mulder. But otherwise is the perfect non-conspiracy storyline turned into a full-length feature. Unfortunately, it feels like a TV movie of the week rather than a hollywood production. The first movie did a better job of being a Hollywood X-files movie.

10/23
048. Bloodsucking Bastards New
049. Godzilla - The new Godzilla is still a good spectacle creature feature. I really like how the monsters in this one are the stars.

10/24
050. Ghostbusters [2016] - This new Ghostbusters is quite entertaining on the second watch through. While it isn't the classic the original is, I find the characters and charm of this movie rewarding enough to see it again next year.



10/25
051. Maniac @ The Hollywood Theater in Portland, OR - Hollywood did a great job with this one. 35MM. Perfect looking print. Great introduction. Including a trailer for Don't Go Into the House beforehand.

10/27
052. Tremors - Perfect, light hearted campy creature feature. I wish there were more moves with this sorta acting and this sorta script and production. Alas, it doesn't happen anymore. Luckily I get to watch this one every year.

10/28
053: Final Destination - I really enjoy this series. It's pure popcorn horror. I actually like the third movie in this series as much as this original one.
054: American Psycho - This is really a classic. It feels like a movie from it's time and yet mocks the period at the same time. You don't see movies like this doing a good job of satire. Perhaps that's a testament to how good a film version of this material this is. I am drawn now to comparison between this movie and Fight Club. How many similar themes run through them. I imagine if Adrian Lyne has directed Fight Club in the period this film was made that it might have looked a lot like American Psycho.

10/30
055: The Green Inferno New - I've been meaning to watch this gruesome one. I think I've become inured to the blood and gore, but not frightening horror. In truth the plane crash was more gripping to me than the horrific later scenes. I was really impressed with the actors who played the natives in this. They were incredibly believable. Meanwhile, the screaming blubbering students were less convincing but no completely unbelievable.

10/31
056: The Pit New @ The Hollywood Theater
057: The Walking Dead S6E16 and S7E1

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Oct 1st:
1. Scream (1996) - Bluray
2. Scream 2 (1997) - Bluray

October 4th
3. Scream 3 (2000)

October 6th
4. Scream 4(2011)


October 9th
4.5 Scream S01E01
5 Scream S01E2

October 10th
5.5 Scream S01E03
6 Scream S01E04
7. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

October 11th
6.5 Scream S01E05
7. Scream S01E06
8. Piranha 3D

October 12th
8.5 Scream S01E07
9. Scream S01E08
9.5 Scream S01E09

TV Shows:
Scream Queens (S2E2) - Hulu (9/30)

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Dusk:
1. Blair Witch (2016)☼

October 1:
2. The Purge (2013)☼
3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) (Wild Card #1)
4. The Final Terror (1985)☼

October 2:
5. He Knows You're Alone (1980)☼
6. The House on Sorority Row (1983)☼
7. The Mutilator (1984)☼
8. Alone in the Dark (1982)☼
9. Girls Night Out (1984)☼

October 3:
10. Humongous (1982)☼
11. Disney's Haunted Halloween (1983)☼ (Wild Card #2)
12. Splatter University (1984)☼
13. The Outing (1987)☼

October 4:
14. Intruder (1989)☼
15. Pieces (1982)☼
16. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)☼
17. Blood Beach (1980)☼

October 5:
18. Deadly Intruder (1985)☼
19. Black Devil Doll From Hell (1984)☼

October 6:
20. Blue Monkey (1987)☼
21. Night Train to Terror (1985)☼
22. The Curse (1987)☼

October 7:
23. Dolls (1987)☼
24. Scream (1981)☼
25. Don't Go in the Woods...Alone! (1981)☼
26. Garfield in Disguise (1985) (Wildcard #3)
27. Curtains (1983)☼

October 8:
28. Night Warning (1982)☼
29. Chiller (1985)☼
30. The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)☼
31. The Beast of Borneo (1934)☼
32. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)☼
33. Deadtime Stories (1986)☼
34. Witchboard (1986)☼

October 9:
35. Spookies (1986)☼
36. Killer Workout (1987)☼
37. Ghostkeeper (1981)☼
38. The Prey (1984)☼
39. Scalps (1983)☼

October 10:
40. Eyes of Fire (1983)☼
41. The Being (1983)☼
42. Junior (1985)☼
43. Frightmare (1983)☼
44. Microwave Massacre (1983)☼
45. The Unamable (1988)☼
46. Pandemonium (1982)☼
47. Witchtrap (1989)☼

October 11:
48. Mortuary (1983)☼
49. The Hearse (1980)☼
50. Funeral Home (1980)☼
51. Killer Party (1986)☼

October 12:
52. The Midnight Hour (1985)☼
53. Monster Club (1980)☼
54. Terrifying Tales (1989)☼
55: Rocktober Blood (1984)☼

October 13:
56. Demon Warp (1988)☼
57. Demon Warrior (1988)☼
58. Cellar Dweller (1988)☼

October 14:
59. Crawlspace (1986)☼
60. The Cellar (1989)☼
61. Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)☼

October 15:
62. Star Crystal (1986)☼
63. The Wraith (1986)☼
64. Elm Street: Making of a Nightmare (1988)☼
65. The Tomb (1986)☼
66(6). The Carrier (1988)☼

October 16:
67.Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)☼
68. Rawhide Rex (1986)☼
69. Sickhouse (2016)☼
70. Howling V: The Rebirth (1989)☼
71. Curse of the Werewolf (1961)☼
72. Bad Moon (1996)☼
73. Howl (2015)☼

October 17:
74. The Undying Monster (1942)☼
75. Forbidden World (1982)☼
76. The Deadly Spawn (1983)☼
77. Brain Damage (1988)☼

October 18:
78. Night of the Creeps (1986)
79. The Monster Squad (1987)

October 19:
80. Yoga Hosers (2016)☼
81. Rush Week (1989)☼
82. Xtro (1983)☼

October 20:
83. The Mask (1961)☼
84: The Greeper (1977)☼
85: The Paper Boy (1994)☼

October 21:
86. The Editor (2014)☼
87. Terror On Tour (1980)☼

October 22:
88. Alice Cooper - The Nightmare (1975)☼
89. Simpson's Treehouse of Horros XXVII(2016)☼ (Wildcard #4)

October 23.
90. American Nightmare (2000)☼
91. Slice and Dice (2012)☼
92. The Boogeyman (1980)☼
93. Revenge of the Boogeyman (1982)☼
94. The Slayer (1982)☼
95. Bloody Moon (1981)☼
96. The Initiation (1984)☼

October 24:
97. Final Exam (1981)☼
98. Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)☼
99. Cheerleader Camp (1988)
100. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)
101. Visiting Hours (1982)☼
102. Blood Frenzy (1987)☼

October 25:
103. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)☼
104. The Toolbox Murders (1978)☼
105. Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance (2011)☼

October 26:
106. Evilspeak (1981)☼
107. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
108. Dario Argento - An Eye For Horror (2000)☼
109. Inferno (1980)☼
110. Tenbre (1982)☼

October 27:
111. Phenomena (1985)☼

October 28:
112. Blood Diner (1987)☼
113. Offerings (1989)☼

October 29:
114: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
115. Opera (1987)☼
116. Stagefright (1987)☼
117. Neon Maniacs (1986)☼
118. Society (1989)☼

October 30 (Sequel Sunday):
119. Child's Play 2 (1990)
120. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
121. Scream 2 (1997)
122. Psycho 2 (1983)
123. Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981)

October 31:
124. Halloween II (1981)
125. Hack-o-Lantern (1988)☼
126. Trick Or Treat (1986)☼
127. Trick 'R Treat (2007)
128. Tales of Halloween (2015)

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Dracula(1931)
Frankenstein(1931)
The Mummy (1932)
The Invisible Man (1933)
The Wolfman (1941)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
The Black Cat (1934)
Murders in the Rue Morgue(1932)
Psycho IV (1990)
The Raven (1935)
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
The Purge
The Purge:Anarchy
The Purge:Election Year (2013-16)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Cat People (1942)
Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
House of Frankenstein(1944)
Mad Love(1935)
Lord of Illusions(1995)
Ghostbusters(2016)
Dracula(1931) - Spanish
Doctor X (1932)
The Return of Doctor X (1939)

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Final Total: 47.50

Oct 1
1.The Last Man on Earth (1964) You're freaks, all of you! All of you, freaks, mutations!

Oct 2
2. The Evil Dead (1981) It's useless! Useless! In time it will come for him and then it will come for you!

3. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) What're ya gonna do with those *pies*, boys?

Oct 3
4. Arachnophobia (1990) Suppers ready! Come and get it

Oct 4
5.Tremors (1990) No tracks, no sign, no spoor... you'd think after eating all those sheep they'd have to take a dump *some*place

Oct 5
6. Lake Placid (1999) I'm rooting for the crocodile. I hope he swallows your friends whole.

Oct 6
7. Jack Brooks Monster Slayer (2007) So he... he ate your hand?

Oct 7
8. Evil Dead 2 (1987)Then let's head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch.

9. The Cabin in the Woods (2011) Yes, you had "Zombies." But this is "Zombie Redneck Torture Family." Entirely separate thing. It's like the difference between an elephant and an elephant seal.

Oct. 8
10. Ouija (2014) She'll come for you next little girl, and you will hear the voices as well.

11. The Funhouse (1981) Who will dare to face the challenge of the Funhouse? Who is mad enough to enter that world of darkness? How about you, sir...?

Oct 9
11.25. Halloween is Grinch Night (1977) (TV) Look, kid, I just gave you the $2.00 treatment. You're not worth a first-class Grinching.

Oct 10
12.25. ParaNorman (2012) I think that statue just pissed at us.

Oct 11
12.50. The Twilight Zone S01E02 - "Where is Everybody?"

12.75. The Twilight Zone S01E22 - "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"

13. The Twilight Zone S03E14 - "Five Characters in Search of an Exit

13.25. The Twilight Zone S03E24 - "To Serve Man"

Oct 12
13.50. The Twilight Zone S01E10 - "Judgment Night"

13.75. The Twilight Zone S01E08 - "It's a Good Life"

Oct 13
14. The Twilight Zone S01E06 - "Escape Clause"

14.25. The Twilight Zone S01E15 - "I Shot an Arrow in the Air"

14.50. The Twilight Zone S01E16 - "The Hitch-Hiker"

14.75. The Twilight Zone S01E26 - "Execution"

15. The Twilight Zone S01E05 - "The Howling Man"

15.25. The Twilight Zone S02E18 - "The Odyssey of Flight 33"

Oct 14
15.50. The Twilight Zone S01E33 - "The Dummy"

16.50. Saw (2004) I don't give a crap if you covered yourself in peanut butter and had a 15 hooker gang bang!

Oct 15
17.50. Feast (2006) I think were gonna be okay, guys. Yeah, I think were gonna be alright. You know, this is just some leaky barrel, radiation, toxic dump waste, enviro-crap, freak-beast accident that crawled out of the sewer, man. That's all this is.

18.50. Dead Alive (1992) Step right up you greebo bastards!

18.75. The Twilight Zone S02E19 - "Mr. Dingle, the Strong"

Oct 16
19. The Twilight Zone S01E05 - "Walking Distance"

Oct 17
20. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) BRAINS! Live brains!

Oct 18
20.25. The Twilight Zone S01E27 - "The Big Tall Wish"

21.25. Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds (2008) Alright! Which one of you f*cking pygmies want to be Rocketman?

Oct 19
22.25. Zombieland (2009) The first rule of Zombieland: Cardio. When the zombie outbreak first hit, the first to go, for obvious reasons... were the fatties.

23.25. Trick R Treat (2008) Always check your candy.

23.50 The Twilight Zone S01E03 - "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"

Oct 20
24.50 Re-Animator (1985) Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.

Oct 21
25.50. Willow Creek (2013) Hi, I'm Jim Kessel. I'm here at the Trinity National Forest along Route 96 also known as The Bigfoot Byway. I'm here with my girlfriend Kelly Monteleone where we plan on retracing the famed 1967 Patterson Gimlin footage, and our search for Bigfoot.

26.50. Shaun of the Dead (2006) Who died and made you f*cking king of the zombies?

Oct 22
27.50. Birth of the Living Dead (2013) - Documentary

28.50. Night of the Living Dead (1968) If you have a gun, shoot 'em in the head. That's a sure way to kill 'em. If you don't, get yourself a club or a torch. Beat 'em or burn 'em. They go up pretty easy.

29.50. Dracula (1931) Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

30.50 Zodiac (2007) I am not the Zodiac. And if I were, I certainly wouldn't tell you.

Oct 23
31.50. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) I've had this brain for thirty years. It hasn't done me any good!

Oct 24
31.75. Frankenthumb (2002)

32. Frankenthumb (2002) - Audio Commentary

Oct 25
33. The Thing (1982) I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is.

34. American Psycho (2000) I have all the characteristics of a human being: blood, flesh, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.

35. Frankenstein (1931) Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE!

36. Stake Land (2010) I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Things a boy shouldn't see. I was like any other kid; I didn't believe in the boogeyman. Then the world woke up to a nightmare.

Oct 26
36.25. The Twilight Zone S01E30 - "A Stop at Willoughby"

Oct 27
36.50 The Twilight Zone S01E11 - "And When The Sky Opened"

37.50. Feast 3: The Happy Finish (2009) I'm about to dazzle the sh*t outta you!

38.50. Army of Darkness (1992) Hail to the king, baby.

38.75. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E01 - "El Jefe"

39. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E02 - "Bait"

39.25. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E03 - "Books from Beyond"

39.50. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E04 - "Brujo"

39.75. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E05 - "The Host"

40. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E06 - "The Killer of Killers"

41. The Carnival of Souls (1962) - Rifftrax Live - You're gonna need me in the evening, you just don't know it yet.

Oct 28
41.25. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E07 - "Fire in the Hole"

41.50. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E08 - "Ashes to Ashes"

41.75. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E09 - "Bound in Flesh"

42. Ash vs Evil Dead S01E10 - "The Dark One"

42.25 Rifftrax shorts: Halloween Party and Ghost Rider

Oct 29
43.25. Curse of Bigfoot (1975) - Rifftrax

43.50. The Night That Dracula Saved The World (1979) - Rifftrax

Oct 30
44.50. Bloody Pit of Horror (1965) - Rifftrax - Mankind is made up of inferior creatures, spiritually and physically deformed, who would have corrupted the harmony of my perfect body.

45.50. The Last Slumber Party (1988) - Rifftrax

Oct 31
46.50. The City of the Dead (1960) - Rifftrax

47.50. Sisters of Death (1977) - Rifftrax

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My 2016 List
  1. 10/01 The Vanishing
  2. 10/02 Nightmare Man
    Commentary with Director Rolfe Kanefsky, Actor Tiffany Shepis and Producer Esther Goodstein

DVD: 1 commentary track | Blu-ray Disc: 0 | Theater: 0 | UltraViolet: 0 | Hulu: 1 movie | Netflix Watch Instantly: 0 | Other Digital: 0 | TV Broadcast: 0 | VHS: 0

First Time Viewing: 0 movies, 0 specials, 0 serials, 0 shorts, 1 commentary tracks | Re-watches: 1 movie, 0 serials, 0 shorts, 0 commentary tracks

TOTAL: 1 movie, 0 specials, 0 serials, 0 shorts, 1 commentary tracks

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List finalized
Stats
10th challenge

Goal was 31
Total Viewed = 45
Total first time = 17 (includes TV)
Formats
Streaming =0
Blu = 26
TV = 19 (included On Demand)

Decades
1960's - 1
1970's - 7
1980's - 16
1990's - 1
2000's - 0
2010's - 20
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Biggest surprise - I think The Exorcist TV show is pretty good.
Disappointments- Got off to a slow start, Shout Rabid Blu-ray not until November (saw some video clips and it looks fantastic) and never enough time to watch all I want to.I also forgot The Tingler was on TV Sunday-damn.
One of my favorites from childhood along with Island Of Terror.


Oct 1
1. An American Werewolf In London (1981) Blu
Oct 2
2. The Shallows (2016) Blu *
3. The Reef (2010) Blu
Oct 6
4. Cat's Eye (1985) Blu
Oct 7
5. Grave Halloween (2013)* SyFy
6. We Are Still Here (2015) SyFy
Oct 8
7. Phantasm (Remastered) (1979) On Demand
One of my favorites.Saw it in the theater when it first released.
Remaster looks good (there were a few edits for TV)
Looking forward to the Blu ray.
Oct 15
8. The Brood (1979) Blu
9. Scanners (1981) Blu
10.Videodrome (1983) Blu
I love these 3 movies-what an imagination!
I think all 3 Criterion discs look great.
Wish I had The Rabid blu from Shout Factory-have to wait until November
Oct 18
11. Jaws (1975) Blu
Remember seeing this on opening weekend.
Line was down the block.I went with a friend and his parents.
We had one movie theater in town with a balcony and a huge chandelier.
When we finally got to the ticket booth was single seats left only.
I still had the best time.Was 13 years old.
Oct 19
12. Pet Sematary (1989) Blu
Oct 20
13. The Fly (1986) Blu
Oct 21
14. Leviathan (1989) Blu
Oct 22
15. The Thing (1982) Blu
Shout Factory Blu looks good to me!
16. Evil Dead (2013) On Demand
17. Witchboard (1986) Blu
18. The Fog (1980) Blu
Oct 23
19. Finders Keepers (2014)* SyFy
20. The Exorcist (1973) Blu
Oct 24
21. Sleepwalkers (1992) Blu
Oct 25
22. Christine (1983) Blu
Oct 26
23. Firestarter (1984) Blu
Oct 28
24. Cujo (1983) Blu
Oct 29
25. Creepshow (1982) Blu
26. The Shining (1980)Blu
27. The Purge - Election Year (2016)*Blu
Oct 30
28. Dawn Of The Dead (1978)Blu
Another classic I got to see on the big screen.
My buddies and I had to travel 45 minutes to a larger town because our theater did not show it. Didn't come to the theater until 1979.
Had to be 17 to be admitted.I was 16 (had few weeks to go to 17)and they let me in
This started a tradition of heading to York PA on the weekends to see movies and cruise around. Oh my.
29. Carrie (1976) Blu
Shout factory Blu looks lot better then MGM release.
30. The Birds (1963) BBC America
Oct 31
31. Halloween (1978) Blu
32. Halloween 2 (1981) Blu


TV
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - Grotesque(2016)* On Demand
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - Los Muertos(2016)* On Demand
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - Do Not Disturb (2016)* On Demand
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - Pablo & Jessica (2016)* On Demand
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - Pillar of Salt (2016)*On Demand
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - Date of Death (2016)* On Demand
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - Wrath (2016)*On Demand
.5 Fear The Walking Dead - North(2016)*On Demand
.5 The Exorcist - And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee (2016)* On Demand
.5 The Exorcist - Lupus in Fabula (2016)* On Demand
.5 The Exorcist - Let 'Em In (2016)* On Demand
.5 The Exorcist - The Moveable Feast (2016)* On Demand
.5 The Exorcist - Through My Most Grievous Fault (2016)* On Demand
.5 Scream Queens - Scream Again (2016)* On Demand
.5 Scream Queens - Warts and All (2016)* On Demand
.5 Scream Queens - Handidate (2016)* On Demand
.5 Scream Queens - Halloween Blues (2016)* On Demand
.5 American Horror Story - Roanoke-Chapter 1 (2016)* On Demand
.5 American Horror Story - Roanoke-Chapter 2 (2016)* On Demand
.5 American Horror Story - Roanoke-Chapter 3 (2016)* On Demand
.5 American Horror Story - Roanoke-Chapter 4 (2016)* On Demand
.5 American Horror Story - Roanoke-Chapter 5 (2016)* On Demand
.5 American Horror Story - Roanoke-Chapter 6 (2016)* On Demand
.5 American Horror Story - Roanoke-Chapter 7 (2016)* On Demand
.5 Walking Dead - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (2016)* AMC
.5 Walking Dead - The Well (2016)* AMC


2016=45
2015=52
2014=51
2013=33
2012=44
2011=64
2010=55
2009=44
2008=50
2007=44

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1. Kill List (2011) * 95 min.
2. Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (1979) 107 min.
3. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) * 85 min.
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) * 96 min.
5. Dôjôji (1976) 19 min.
House of Flame (1979) 19 min.
Annabel Lee (2001) 20 min.
El Corazón Delator (2001) 10 min.
The Music of Erich Zann (1980) 17 min.
The Outsider (1994) 6 min.
6. Sightseers (2012) * 88 min.
7. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015) * 92 min.
8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 100 min.
9. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) * 74 min.
10. Mysteries from Beyond the Tomb (1959) 81 min.
11. The Pact (2012) * 89 min.
12. The Pact II (2014) * 96 min.
13. Phase IV (1974) * 84 min.
14. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) * 88 min.
15. The Other Side of the Door (2016) * 96 min.
16. Would You Rather (2012) * 93 min.
17. Hideshi Hino's Theater of Horror: Lizard Baby (2004) * 50 min.
18. Hideshi Hino's Theater of Horror: The Boy from Hell (2004) * 50 min.
19. Grave Encounters (2011) * 94 min.
20. Sisters (1972) 92 min.
21. Predator 2 (1990) * 108 min.
22. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) * 107 min.
23. Night of the Living Dead (1990) * 88 min.
24. Unfriended (2014) * 83 min.
25. Session 9 (2001) * 100 min.
26. Taste of Fear (1961) * 81 min.
27. The Eclipse (2009) * 87 min.
28. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) * 103 min.
29. Dead Snow (2009) * 91 min.
30. Trollhunter (2010) * 103 min.
31. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 75 min.
32. The Yellow Sign (2001) 45 min.
33. A Field in England (2013) * 90 min.



Stats:
Spoiler:
1920s 1 1950s 1 1960s 2 1970s 7 1980s 3 1990s 3 2000s 8 2010s 13

UK 9 West Germany 1 US 17 Japan 4 Spain 1 Mexico 1 Canada 1 Ireland 1 Norway 2 Germany 1

First time viewings: 26/38


*First time viewing

My 10th go round.

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The drive for 100 screams! "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

The 12th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge - 100 Flicks in 31 Days:
2016 TOTAL: 83 (Total: Including 20 TV Shows & 3 Wild Cards)

Personal Goal: 100
2005: 88
2006: 50
2012: 129
2013: 104.25
2014: 115.75
2015: 101.25

☼ = First Time Viewing (10)
BLUE = Blu-ray (20)
GREEN = DVD (16)
RED = Online Streaming (Netflix, Youtube, etc.) (12)
ORANGE = Theater (--)
PLAIN/BLACK = TV (Cable, On Demand, etc.) (12)
Movie Ratings out of 5 ★★★★★

Most Viewed Decade (2010s)
Spoiler:
1930s (3)
1960s (1)
1970s (5)
1980s (13)
1990s (11)
2000s (12)
2010s (14)
Most Movies Watched in One Day (10/14 & 10/29) (6)


September 30:
#001 31 (2016) (On Demand) ☼ ★★

October 1:
(Ash vs. Evil Dead marathon - See TV section below)

October 2:
#002 Frankenstein (1931) (TCM HD) ★★★★
#003 The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (TCM HD) ★★
#004 Son of Frankenstein (1939) (TCM HD) ☼ ★★★

October 3:
#005 Unfriended (2014) (On Demand) ★★★
#006 The Devil's Rejects (2005) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#007 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) (Amazon Prime) ☼ ★★

October 4:
#008 High Tension (2003) (xfinity TV Go app) ★★★★

October 5:
(Finished binge watching Luke Cage on Netflix...I know, where are my priorities?!)

October 6:
#009 The Green Inferno (2013) (xfinity streaming) ☼ ★★1/2
#010 Crimson Peak (2015) (On Demand) ☼ ★★★

October 7:
#011 28 Days Later... (2002) (On Demand) ★★★★
#012 Child's Play (1988) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#013 Child's Play 2 (1990) (Blu-ray) ★★

October 8:
#014 The Amityville Horror (2005) (Netflix) ★★★
#015 V/H/S (2012) (Netflix) ★★★★
#016 Child's Play 3 (1991) (Blu-ray) ★★
#017 Bride of Chucky (1999) (Blu-ray) ★★★

October 9:
#018 Seed of Chucky (2004) (Blu-ray) ★★
#019 Curse of Chucky (2013) (Blu-ray) ★★★

October 10:
(I have no good excuse... just slacking.)

October 11:
#020 Pontypool (2008) (Netflix) ★★★★

October 12:
#021 Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010) (Netflix) ★★★★★

October 13:
(work, work, work)

October 14:
#022 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) (DVD) ★★★★
#023 Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood (1996) (DVD) ★★1/2
#024 Re-Animator (1985) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#025 Young Frankenstein (1974) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#026 Cannibal! The Musical (1993) (DVD) ★★★★
#027 The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) (TCM HD) ☼ ★★★

October 15:
#028 The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009) (Netflix) ★★★
#029 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) (Netflix) ★★
#030 The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) (Netflix) ★★


October 16:
#031 Friday the 13th (1980) (DVD) ★★★★★
#032 Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (DVD) ★★★★
#033 Friday the 13th Part III (1982) (DVD) ★★★
#034 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (DVD) ★★★

October 17:
#035 Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985) (DVD) ★★★
#036 Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) (DVD) ★★

October 18:
#037 Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) (DVD)1/2

October 19:
#038 Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) (DVD) ★★1/2

October 20:
#039 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) (DVD) ★★★
#040 Jason X (2001) (DVD)1/2

October 21:
#041 The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016) (DVR) ☼ ★★★★
#042 Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (Blu-ray) ★★★★

October 22:
Special Screening of Blazing Saddles with a LIVE Mel Brooks Q&A (definitely worth a Wild Card credit)

October 23:
#043 The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) (DVR) ☼ ★1/2

October 24:
#044 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Blu-ray) ★★★★

October 25:

October 26:

October 27:

October 28:
#045 Halloween (2007) (Blu-ray) ★★★
#046 Halloween II (2009) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2
#047 Hocus Pocus (1993) (Disney FreeForm HD) ★★★
#048 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (Disney FreeForm HD) ★★★★

October 29:
#049 Hush (2016) (Netflix) ☼ ★★★1/2
#050 Would You Rather (2012) (Netflix) ☼ ★★★★
#051 Army of Darkness (1992) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#052 Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#053 Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#054 The Exorcist (1973) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★

October 30:
Went to WWE Hell in a Cell in Boston

October 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
#055 Halloween (1978) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#056 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#057 Dawn of the Dead (1978) (DVD) ★★★★★
#058 Scream (1996) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★

November 1:
#059 Mr. Boogedy (1986) (DVD) ★★
#060 Bride of Boogedy (1987) (DVD) ★★1/2

TV Shows: (20)
☼ = First Watch Episodes (24)
Spoiler:
9/30 Scream Queens: "Warts and All" (S02Ep02) (DVR) (.50)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "El Jefe" (S01Ep01) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Bait" (S01Ep02) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Books from Beyond" (S01Ep03) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Brujo" (S01Ep04) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "The Host" (S01Ep05) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "The Killer of Killers" (S01Ep06) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Fire in the Hole" (S01Ep07) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Ashes to Ashes" (S01Ep08) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Bound in Flesh" (S01Ep09) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/1 Ash vs Evil Dead: "The Dark One" (S01Ep10) (Starz HD) (.25)
10/3 Fear the Walking Dead: "Pillar of Salt" (S02Ep12) (DVR) (.50)
10/3 Fear the Walking Dead: "Date of Death" (S02Ep13) (DVR) (.50)
10/3 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Home" (S02Ep01) (DVR) (.25)
10/6 Fear the Walking Dead: "Wrath" (S02Ep14) (DVR) (.50)
10/6 Fear the Walking Dead: "North" (S02Ep15) (DVR) (.50)
10/6 The Exorcist: "Chapter Two: Lupus in Fabula" (S01Ep02) (DVR) (.50)
10/10 Ash vs Evil Dead: "The Morgue" (S02Ep02) (DVR) (.25)
10/15 Scream Queens: "Handidates" (S02Ep03) (DVR) (.50)
10/18 Ash vs Evil Dead: "Last Call" (S02Ep03) (DVR) (.25)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Us" (S04Ep15) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "A" (S04Ep16) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Coda" (S05Ep08) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "What Happened and What's Going On" (S05Ep09) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Them" (S05Ep10) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "The Distance" (S05Ep11) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Remember" (S05Ep12) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/23 The Walking Dead: "Forget" (S05Ep13) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/23 The Walking Dead: "Spend" (S05Ep14) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/23 The Walking Dead: "Try" (S05Ep15) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/23 The Walking Dead: "Conquer" (S05Ep16) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/23 The Walking Dead: "Last Day on Earth" (S06Ep16) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/24 The Walking Dead: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" (S07Ep01) (DVR) (.50)
10/24 Talking Dead: "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" (S06Ep01) (DVR) (.75)
10/25 American Housewife: "Westport Zombies" (S01Ep03) (DVR) (.25)
10/25 Beverly Hills, 90210: "Halloween" (S02Ep13) (PopTV) (.50)
10/26 Beverly Hills, 90210: "Gypsies, Cramps and Fleas" (S06Ep08) (PopTV) (.50)
10/26 Beverly Hills, 90210: "Things That Go Bang in the Night" (S05Ep08) (PopTV) (.50)
10/27 The Goldbergs: "Stefan King" (S04Ep05) (DVR) (.25)
10/28 Speechless: "H-A-L-- HALLOWEEN" (S01Ep05) (DVR) (.25)
10/28 Modern Family: "Halloween 4: The Revenge of Rod Skyhook" (S08Ep05) (DVR) (.25)
10/28 Superstore: "Halloween Theft" (S02Ep06) (DVR) (.25)
10/28 Ash vs Evil Dead: "DUI" (S02Ep04) (DVR) (.25)
10/28 Scream Queens: "Halloween Blues" (S02Ep04) (DVR) (.50)
10/31 The Walking Dead: "The Well" (S07Ep02) (DVR) (.50)
10/31 Talking Dead: "The Well" (S06Ep02) (DVR) (.50)
10/31 The Exorcist: "Chapter Three: Let 'Em In" (S01Ep03) (DVR) (.50)
10/31 The Exorcist: "Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast" (S01Ep04) (DVR) (.50)
10/31 The Exorcist: "Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault" (S01Ep05) (DVR) (.50)

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Re: The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

October Horror Movie Challenge 2016
Goal: 31 Movies
  1. Bride of the Monster (1955) DVD ☼
  2. Child's Play (1988) Blu-ray
  3. I Am Omega (2007) Blu-ray ☼
  4. The Awful Dr. Orloff (1964) DVD ☼
  5. The House of Seven Corpses (1974) DVD ☼
  6. The Devil's Nightmare (1971) DVD ☼
  7. When a Stranger Calls (1979) Blu-ray ☼
  8. The Cat and the Canary (1939) PVR ☼
  9. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) PVR ☼
  10. The Return of Dracula (1958) DVD
  11. Chopping Mall (1986) DVD ☼
  12. How to Make a Monster (1958) PVR ☼
  13. The Entity (1982) DVD ☼
  14. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) DVD ☼
  15. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) DVD ☼
  16. The Gorgon (1964) DVD ☼
  17. Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks (1974) Streaming ☼
  18. Scream of Fear (1961) DVD ☼
  19. Chandu the Magician (1932) DVD ☼
  20. Dragonwyck (1946) DVD ☼
  21. Dr. Renault's Secret (1942) DVD ☼
  22. C.H.U.D. II (1989) DVD ☼
  23. Frankenstein - Part 1 (2004) DVD ☼
  24. Frankenstein - Part 2 (2004) DVD ☼
  25. Torture Garden (1967) DVD ☼
  26. Frankenstein (1931) DVD
  27. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) DVD
  28. The Wolf Man (1941) DVD

☼ = First Time Viewing

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Erin Brown -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Gorgon
--- Sybil Danning -
--- Andrew Divoff -
-X- John Ireland - The House of Seven Corpses
--- Brion James -
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein
--- Camille Keaton -
-X- Christopher Lee - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
-X- Bela Lugosi - Bride of the Monster
--- Bill Moseley -
--- Tom Noonan -
--- Felissa Rose -
-X- Chris Sarandon - Child's Play
--- Lin Shaye -
--- John Saxon -
--- Peter Stormare -
--- Julie Strain -
--- Emmanuelle Vaugier -
--- Dick Warlock -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Charles Bernstein - The Entity
--- Joseph Bishara -
--- Bruno Nicolai -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Joe Dante -
-X- Terence Fisher - The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
--- Len Kabasinski -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Juan Piquer Simón -
--- Kevin Tenney -
-X- James Whale - Frankenstein
-X- Jim Wynorski - Chopping Mall

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- John Carl Buechler -
--- Barney Burman -
--- Ed French -
--- Rosario Prestopino -

Select 2 producers:
--- Anthony Hinds -
--- Samuel M. Sherman -
--- Robert Tapert -
--- Twisted Pictures -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- The Pang Brothers: Danny & Oxide Chung -
--- Lou Rusoff -
--- Leigh Whannel -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
-X- Anthology Film - Torture Garden
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The Awful Dr. Orloff
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
-X- Based on a True Story - The Entity
-X- Based on a Novel - I Am Omega
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - I Am Omega
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks
-X- Comedy / Spoof - The Cat and the Canary
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Axe -
--- Distributor / Studio: Severin Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein (2004)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - The House of Seven Corpses
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Torture Garden
--- Killer / Evil Child -
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Frankenstein (2004)
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
-X- Mummy - The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: Japan -
-X- Nazi - The Devil's Nightmare
-X- Psychological - The Entity
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Recently Deceased Actor or Director -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - When a Stranger Calls
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - The Return of Dracula
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Vampire - The Return of Dracula
-X- Werewolf - The Wolf Man
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Devil's Nightmare
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Gorgon
-X- Zombie - I Am Omega

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -
--- Tim Lucas -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (DVD), (Bride of the Monster).
-X- Second format, (Blu-ray), (Child's Play).
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

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

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Deborah (Dutch, Foreman, Lamb) -
--- Features music by Pino Donaggio -
-X- Was made in the 1940s - Dragonwyck
--- Features a killer kid -
--- Was written by Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Features a killer robot - Chopping Mall
--- Has the words "Night" in the title -
--- Was directed by Christopher Smith -
--- Stars Paul Naschy -
-X- Takes place at a retail establishment - Chopping Mall

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
-X- 1930 - The Cat and the Canary (1939)
-X- 1940 - Dragonwyck (1946)
-X- 1950 - Bride of the Monster (1955)
-X- 1960 - The Awful Dr. Orloff (1964)
-X- 1970 - The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
-X- 1980 - Child's Play (1988)
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - I Am Omega (2007)
--- 2010 -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
-X- 1941 (75th) - The Wolf Man
--- 1966 (50th) -
--- 1991 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 10th Anniversary of TCM Underground – The House of Seven Corpses
--- 50th Anniversary of Dark Shadows –
--- 90th Birthday of Roger Corman -
-X- 100th Birthday of Forrest J Ackerman - Frankenstein

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - The House of Seven Corpses
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Child's Play
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

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GOAL: 40 Always late to join but still in it after all these years!

DVD
Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray 3D
DVR / Netflix
Theater


October 1:
1. Resident Evil (2002) Blu-Ray
2. The Mist (2002) Blu-Ray
3. The Babadook (2014) Netflix
4. Bleed (2016) Netflix

October 2:
5. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) Blu-Ray

October 3:
6. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) Blu-Ray

October 4:
7. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Blu-Ray

October 5:
8. Rosemary's Baby (1968) Amazon Video

October 7:
9. The Witch (2015) Amazon Video

October 8:
10. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) Blu-Ray 3D

October 9:
11. Puppet Master (1989) Blu-Ray
12. Puppet Master II (1991) Blu-Ray

October 10:
13. Scanners (1981) Blu-Ray

October 12:
14. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991) Blu-Ray

October 13:
15. Scanners II: The New Order (1991) Blu-Ray
16. Scanners III: The Takeover (1992) Blu-Ray

October 14:
17. Puppet Master 4: (1993) Blu-Ray
18. Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994) Blu-Ray

October 15:
19. Underworld (2003) Blu-Ray
20. Underworld: Evolution (2006) Blu-Ray
21. Saw (2004) Blu-Ray

October 16:
22. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Blu-Ray
23. Underworld: Awakening (2012) Blu-Ray

October 17:
24. House (1986) DVD

October 19:
25. House II: The Second Story (1987) DVD
26. Silver Bullet (1985) DVD

October 23:
27. The Oblong Box (1969) Blu-Ray
28. Saw II (2005) Blu-Ray
29. Cannibal Holocaust (1985) Blu-Ray

October 24:
30. Misery (1990) Amazon Video

October 28:
31. The Vatican Tapes (2015) Amazon Video

October 28:
32. Night of the Demons 2 (1994) Blu-Ray

October 30:
33. House on Haunted Hill (1959) Amazon Video
34. Carrie (1976) Amazon Video

October 31:
35. Dawn of the Dead (2004) DVD
36. The Birds (1963) DVD
37. Dracula (1931) DVD

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2016 October Horror Movie Challenge



*First Time Viewing
Wildcard
TV/Shorts

TOTAL:53

MAIN LIST

October 1:
1. *Out of the Dark (Michael Schroeder / 1988 / 89 mins) C+ DVD
2. *Most Likely to Die (Anthony DiBlasi / 2015 / 90 mins) C- Streaming

October 3:
3. American Horror Story - "Chapter Three" (S6E3) (Jennifer Lynch / 2016 / 60 mins) C+ TV
4. *The Vagrant (Chris Walas / 1992 / 91 mins) C+ DVD
5. *The Girl in the Photographs (Nick Simon / 2015 / 98 mins) C+ Streaming

October 4:
6. Thriller - "The Weird Tailor" (S2E4) (Herschell Daugherty / 1961 / 60 mins) B+ DVD
7. *Lights Out (David F. Sandberg / 2016 / 81 mins) C- Theatrical
8. *The Dark Half (George A. Romero / 1993 / 122 mins) B- Streaming
9. The Haunted Palace (Roger Corman / 1963 / 87 mins) B Blu

October 5:
10. High Tension (Alexandre Aja / 2003 / 91 mins) B DVD

October 6:
11. Scream - "Psycho" (S2E2) (Scott Speer / 2016 / 40 mins) C- Streaming

October 8:
12. Scream - "Vacancy" (S2E3) (Jamie Travis / 2016 / 40 mins) C+ Streaming
13. *Lifeforce (Tobe Hooper / 1985 / 115 mins) B- Blu
14. Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (Charles T. Barton / 1949 / 84 mins) A- DVD

October 9:
15. Scream - "Happy Birthday to Me" (S2E4) (Daniel Stamm / 2016 / 40 mins) C+ Streaming
16. Scream - "Dawn of the Dead" (S2E5) (Oz Scott / 2016 / 40 mins) C- Streaming

October 10:
17. American Horror Story - "Chapter Four" (S6E4) (Marita Grabiak / 2016 / 60 mins) B- TV
18. *The Car (Elliot Silverstein / 1977 / 95 mins) B Blu
19. Scream - "Jeepers Creepers" (S2E6) (Evan Katz / 2016 / 40 mins) C Streaming
20. Scream - "Let the Right One In" (S2E7) (Rodman Flender / 2016 / 40 mins) C Streaming
21. *Der Samurai (Till Kleinert / 2014 / 79 mins) C Streaming

October 12:
22. Channel Zero - "You Have to Go Inside" (S1E1) (Craig William Macneill / 2016 / 60 mins) B+ TV

October 13:
23. Scream - "Village of the Damned" (S2E8) (Gil Kenan / 2016 / 40 mins) C Streaming
24. The Brotherhood of Satan (Bernard McEveety / 1971 / 92 mins) B+ Blu
25. Scream - "The Orphanage" (S2E9) (Leigh Janiak / 2016 / 40 mins) B- Streaming
26. Scream - "The Vanishing" (S2E10) (Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer / 2016 / 40 mins) B Streaming

October 14:
27. Scream - "Heavenly Creatures" (S2E11) (Jamie Travis / 2016 / 40 mins) B- Streaming
28. Scream - "When a Stranger Calls" (S2E12) (Patrick Lussier / 2016 / 40 mins) B Streaming
29. American Horror Story - "Chapter Five" (S6E5) (Nelson Cragg / 2016 / 60 mins) B- TV
30. *Profondo Sonno (Luciano Onetti / 2014 / 67 mins) C- Streaming
31. Night of the Creeps (Director's Cut) (Fred Dekker / 1986 / 90 mins) B+ Blu

October 15:
32. Demons (Lamberto Bava / 1985 / 88 mins) B DVD

October 16:
33. *Demons 2 (Lamberto Bava / 1986 / 88 mins) B Streaming
34. Slasher - "Pilot" (S1E1) (Craig David Wallace / 2016 / 60 mins) B Streaming
35. The Innocents (Jack Clayton / 1961 / 100 mins) A Blu

October 19:
36. The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Ghost of A. Chantz" (S4E2) (Jerry Paris / 1964 / 40 mins) A Streaming
37. The Three Stooges - "If a Body Meets a Body" (Jules White / 1945 / 18 mins) A Streaming
38. The Three Stooges - "Spook Louder" (Del Lord / 1943 / 17 mins) A Streaming

October 20:
39. Channel Zero - "I'll Hold Your Hand" (S1E2) (Craig William Macneill / 2016 / 60 mins) B+ TV

October 21:
40. *Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Terence Fisher / 1966 / 90 mins) B- Blu
41. The Hills Have Eyes (Unrated) (Alexandre Aja / 2006 / 108 mins) A- DVD
42. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy / 1973 / 88 mins) A TV
43. The Beguiled (Don Siegel / 1971 / 105 mins) A TV

October 22:
44. *Ouija: Origin of Evil (Mike Flanagan / 2016 / 99 mins) C+ Theater
45. *Trick or Treat (Charles Martin Smith / 1986 / 98 mins) C+ DVD

October 23:
46. American Horror Story - "Chapter Six" (S6E6) (Angela Bassett / 2016 / 60 mins) B+ TV
47. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Tommy Lee Wallace / 1982 / 98 mins) A- Blu
48. *The Halloween Tree (Mario Piluso / 1993 / 90 mins) B DVD

October 24:
49. Black Mirror - "Playtest" (S3E2) (Dan Trachtenberg / 2016 / 60 mins) B Streaming

October 26:
50. Channel Zero - "Wanna See Something Cool?" (S1E3) (Craig William Macneill / 2016 / 60 mins) B+ TV
51. The House by the Cemetery (Lucio Fulci / 1981 / 86 mins) C DVD
52. The Twilight Zone - "The Howling Man" (S2E5) (Douglas Heyes / 1960 / 30 mins) A DVD
53. Dead & Buried (Gary Sherman / 1981 / 94 mins) B+ Blu

October 27:
54. The Twilight Zone - "Night Call" (S5E19) (Jacques Tourneur / 1964 / 30 mins) B DVD
55. Final Destination (James Wong / 2000 / 98 mins) A- DVD
56. *Horror Island(George Waggner / 1941 / 60 mins) C+ DVD

October 28:
57. *Man Made Monster (George Waggner / 1941 / 59 mins) C DVD
58. American Horror Story - "Chapter Seven" (S6E7) (Elodie Keene / 2016 / 60 mins) B+ TV
59. *The Black Cat (Albert S. Rogell / 1941 / 70 mins) B- DVD
60. *I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (Oz Perkins / 2016 / 87 mins) A Streaming
61. *Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings (Jeff Burr / 1993 / 88 mins) C- Streaming
62. Tales From the Darkside - "Trick or Treat" (S1E1) (Bob Balaban / 1983 / 30 mins) B+ Streaming
63. Tales From the Darkside - "Halloween Candy" (S2E5) (Tom Savini / 1985 / 30 mins) B+ Streaming
64. Tales From the Darkside - "Monsters in My Room" (S2E12) (James Steven Sadwith / 1985 / 30 mins) B+ Streaming

October 30:
65. *They Look Like People (Perry Blackshear / 2015 / 80 mins) C+ Streaming
66. Idle Hands (Rodman Flender / 1999 / 92 mins) A- DVD

October 31:
67. *The Hallow (Corin Hardy / 2015 / 97 mins) B- Streaming
68. Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie / 2012 / 101 mins) B+ Blu
69. *Ghostbusters (Extended Cut) (Paul Feig / 2016 / 134 mins) C- Streaming
70. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988 / 72 mins) B+ DVD


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Re: The 12th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

This is both my first time participating in this challenge and my first post. I've done something similar the past three years without knowing about this challenge. I already spent the past few months curating my list of films before I found this site, so I won't be following the Theme Nights, etc.

My goal is pretty modest:
31 films in 31 days.
30 first time viewings and 1 personal favorite on Halloween.
2-3 sentence/phrase reviews.

Ideally I'll watch one a day, but there will be days that I won't be able to fit one in (getting married this month). So, I'll have to double up on a few days.

Key:
* = first time viewing
Ratings out of 5 ★★★★★
★ = terrible
★★ = poor
★★★ = good
★★★★ = great
★★★★★ = masterpiece

Oct 1:
01. The Monster Squad* (Fred Dekker / 1987) ★★
Fun quirky movie. Fantastic special effects and costume design. Extremely shallow and forced.

Oct 2:
02. Dracula* (Tod Browning / 1931) ★★★
Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau / 1922) is the better film. It's obvious why Lugosi's Dracula is so iconic. Dwight Frye's range elevates the film (more impressed with him than Lugosi).

Oct 3:
03. The Bride of Frankenstein* (James Whale / 1935) ★★★★
James Whale proves his skill once again. Strong David Lynch vibe (perhaps Whale is an influence on Lynch?). Definitely seeking out more films by Whale.

Oct 6:
04. Coherence* (James Ward Byrkit / 2013) ★★
The premise is intriguing. Unfortunately, the writer(s) used a shotgun approach instead of truly exploring the possibilities of any one or two scenarios. There were many opportunities to explore moral philosophies that were missed.

05. The Stuff* (Larry Cohen / 1985) ★
Completely incoherent and disjointed plot progression. Poor acting, poor pacing, poor writing, generally poor execution. There was the potential here to make a biting (heh) and condemning satire of the food industry; however, the set up was completely wasted.

06. V/H/S* (Multiple / 2012) ★
The frame narrative (which in my opinion should NOT have been found footage itself) could have been the jumping point for a very disturbing movie. Alas, all that potential is squandered on a generic and weak set of Mickey Mouse stories. The Joe Swanberg directed piece was the only solid segment.

Oct 7:
07. The Witch* (Robert Eggers / 2015) ★★★★
The fantastic set pieces and costume design, era appropriate accents and vernacular, and great acting completely transport the viewer into the period piece. Very effectively chilling. Slowly creeps into the subconscious only to re-emerge late at night and add a sinister element to every creak of the house.

Oct 10:
08. Goke, The Body Snatcher From Hell* (Hajime Sato / 1968) ★
The movie starts quite promising, but it very quickly unravels and overstays its welcome. Very cheesy dialogue and special effects. A story that seems like random plot ideas thrown together, none of which are fleshed out.

09. Bruiser* (George A. Romero / 2000) ★
Hardly a horror film. A half baked metaphor for the frustrations of the everyman. The weakest Romero I've seen.

Oct 11:
10. Halloween III: Season of The Witch* (Tommy Lee Wallace / 1982) ★★
The first half of the movie is entertaining while the second half turns quite boring. None of the revelations seem well thought out or even necessary (the more effective horror films leave some unexplained happenings for the imagination to brood on).

Oct 12:
11. Candyman* (Bernard Rose / 1992) ★★★
Great juxtaposition of the rare fear of the supernatural (a force that can cross cultural/social/economic boundaries) and the very present fear of violent crime (a force that pervades poorer communities in a way not understood by higher social/economic classes). Not frightening initially, yet has a way of sticking with the viewer and making sleep a little more difficult.

Oct 13:
12. Prince of Darkness* (John Carpenter / 1987) ★★
Obviously strongly influenced by Suspiria (not as good, however). Some effective scenes and special effects create creepy moments. Very uneven experience throughout.

Oct 14:
13. 10 Cloverfield Lane* (Dan Trachtenberg / 2016) ★★★★
The vast majority of the movie is fantastic (intense, creepy, scary, mysterious, John Goodman [a national treasure]). The ending is a travesty.

Oct 15:
14. Night of The Creeps* (Fred Dekker / 1986) ★★★★
This is how B-movie horror is done! Fun, funny, self aware, and even creepy (heh) at times.

Oct 16:
15. Hellraiser* (Clive Barker / 1987) ★★★
The special effects steal the show. Entertaining, but not enough depth to ever warrant a second viewing.

Oct 17:
16. Scream* (Wes Craven / 1996) ★★★.5
The first scene was definitely the most effective kill scene. Loved all the movie references and breaking of the fourth wall. Unfortunately, the freshness of the concept is lost on me since I am so late to see it, and I have already seen movies that have been influenced by Craven's groundbreaking devices (hence the additional half star).

Oct 18:
17. Let The Right One In* (Tomas Alfredson / 2008) ★★★★
Not an original concept or story arch and fairly predictable. The characters are what really make this film work. The relationship feels genuine and the child actors are phenomenal. The cinematography is very good as well.

Oct 19:
18. Triangle* (Christopher Smith / 2009) ★★★
Did I accidentally watch Coherence again? Interesting, entertaining, and solid editing. There were multiple parts that didn't need to be rehashed completely as the audience already understood what was being conveyed. Some continuity errors and minor plot holes, but that is almost expected in a movie like this.

Oct 21:
19. The Curse of Frankenstein* (Terence Fisher / 1957) ★★★★
The acting is phenomenal all around. I did not expect to enjoy this one as much as I did and was pleasantly surprised. My first foray into Hammer horror was quite successful, and I hope the quality continues to be this caliber.

20. Trick 'R Treat* (Michael Dougherty / 2007) ★
The viewer is asked to forgive shallow plot devices in the name of lowest common denominator entertainment.

Oct 22:
21. I Married A Monster From Outer Space* (Gene Fowler Jr. / 1958) ★★
A poor mans Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956). The subplot involving the
Spoiler:
aliens learning to love/the unique quality to feel love that humans possess
was under developed.

22. Black Christmas* (Bob Clark / 1974) ★★★
The phone calls are very unsettling, and the bits of black humor are welcome. The plot is extremely predictable, and drags in places. The reactions of some of the characters are nonsensical.

Oct 23:
23. Sleepy Hollow* (Tim Burton / 1999) ★★★
The production quality, editing, and cinematography are all very good (some of the horse chase shots are brilliant). The story itself falls flat as it can't decide what it wants to be (horror? mystery? love story?). Although a movie can have all these elements and work, in this case it just feels diluted (especially the love story subplot; the female leads motivations are paper thin).

Oct 25:
24. Fright Night* (Tom Holland / 1985) ★★★★
I can't really quantify why I like this film. It's charming and entertaining certainly. All the character reactions and motivations are very realistic and believable (except for when
Spoiler:
the police lieutenant brings along the witness to the home of the accused murderer and takes him into the potential crime scene. Hmm...).


Oct 26:
25. Wes Craven's New Nightmare* (Wes Craven / 1994) ★★
Very poor acting all around. At times clever and at other times too self absorbed in its own over the top nightmare sequences.

Oct 27:
26. Night of The Hunter* (Charles Laughten / 1955) ★★★
Had really high hopes for this one. Some sections are brilliant and ahead of their time (in particular the cinematography and use of editing--overlapping sounds between scene transitions--are phenomenal!). Overall, a disappointment in light of how lauded the film was been.


Oct 28:
27. Oculus* (Mike Flanagan / 2013) ★★★
Although not entirely original and quite predictable, this is an effectively unsettling horror. The editing and the juxtaposition of the two timelines is deftly executed. Certainly one that will stick with you for a little while after the credits roll.

28. Diabolique* (Henri-Georges Clouzot / 1955) ★★★★
I would not classify this as horror. Almost a masterpiece (may very well become one upon a second viewing). Quick, clever, enthralling, everything one could ask of a movie.

Oct 30:
29. The Abominable Dr. Phibes* (Robert Fuest / 1971) ★★★
A lot of fun and laugh out loud funny at times. Strangely, it seems to move too quickly. I suggest watching it and forming your own opinion as I can see many people loving this film.

30. Last House on The Left* (Wes Craven / 1972) ★★★
Horrific in its subject matter and amature in its execution. Many sequences require an excessive suspension of disbelief. Still, worth the watch.

Oct 31:
31 The Haunting (Robert Wise / 1963) ★★★★
The only non-first time viewing on this list. The pacing is phenomenal. Elanor's gradual breakdown is flawless and completely believable given her backstory and her fragile emotional state from the outset (this descent into madness is better achieved than Jack Torrance's in The Shining). This wasn't on my list to watch this year, but I caught it on TCM and it's a perfect Halloween movie.

32 Sleepaway Camp* (Robert Hiltzik / 1983) ★★★
Given how little patience I have for movies that are "so bad they're good", I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. The acting is horrendous, there is absolutely zero plot to speak of, the characters are stock generic horror tropes, and the ending was semi-ruined for me before I started the film. However, I was still entertained throughout. Weird.

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2016 Horror Challenge


I'm a little late because I was sick.


2016-10-07
1. The House That Drips Blood On Alex (2010) https://vimeo.com/16679115
2. Witches' Brew (1980)
3. National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982)
2016-10-08
4. Snake Island (2002)
5. The Snake Woman (1961)
2016-10-09
6. I Saw What You Did (1965)
7. I Saw What You Did (1988)
2016-10-10
8. Criminally Insane (1975)
9. Witchboard 2 (1993)
10. 976-Evil (1988)
2016-10-11
11. Bats (1999)
12. Horror House (2016)
2016-10-13
13. Halloween II (1981)
14. Halloween III Season Of The Witch (1982)
2016-10-14
15. The Cat And The Canary (1939)
16. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1966)
2016-10-15
17. Cooties (2014)
18. Hillbillys In A Haunted House (1967)
2016-10-16
19. The Simpsons **600th Episode** “Treehouse Of Horror XXVII"
2016-10-17
20. The Harvest (2013)
21. Horror Express (1972)
22. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
2016-10-18
23. Cellar Dweller (1988)
24. Brooklyn Nine-Nine "Halloween IV" (2016)
25. Catacombs (1988)
2016-10-19
26. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
2016-10-20
27. Empire Of The Ants (1977)
28. King Cobra (1981)
29. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do The Time Warp Again (2016)
2016-10-21
30. The Lamp (1987)
31. Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968)
32. The Godsend (1980)
2016-10-22
33. Orca (1977)
34. Witchcraft (Evil Encounters) (1988)
35. Ghost House (1988)
36. Scarecrows (1988)
37. Saturday Night Live "Tom Hanks / Lady GaGa"
2016-10-23
38. Without Warning (1980)
2016-10-24
39. Bloodbath At The House Of Death (1984)
40. Barracuda (The Lucifer Project) (1978)
2016-10-25
41. The Middle "Halloween VIII: The Heckoning" (2016)
42. American Housewife "Westport Zombies" (2016)
43. Animal (2014)
44. Octaman (1971)
2016-10-26
45. Necromancy (1972)
46. The Goldbergs "Stevie King" (2016)
47. Speechless "H-a-l-Halloween" (2016)
48. Modern Family "Halloween 4: The Revenge Of Rod Skyhook" (2016)
49. Black-ish "The Purge" (2016)
50. The Food Of The Gods (1976)
2016-10-27
51. Superstore "Halloween Theft" (2016)
52. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
53. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
2016-10-28
54. One Dark Night (1982)
55. Deadly Blessing (1982)
56. Road Games (1981)
2016-10-29
57. Shiver And Shudder Show (2002)
58. The Black Scorpion (1957)
59. The Blob (1958)
60. Curse Of The Puppet Master (1998)
61. Blood And Black Lace (1964)
62. Carnival Of Souls (1962)
2016-10-30
63. Curse II The Bite (1989)
64. Necromania: A Tale Of Weird Love! (1971)
65. The People's Network Showcase: Horror Edition (2016)
2016-10-31
65. The Corpse Grinders (1972)
66. Lemora A Child's Tale Of The Supernatural (1973)
67. Saturday Night Live Halloween (1999)




52 Movies
9 Half Hour Shows
2 Ninety Minute Shows
2 Shorts
1 Two Hour Collection Of Shorts
1 Two Hour Collection Of Trailers



Total = 67





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6th (2010) = 192 (114 FTVs) (Converted from Dumb-Counting Method Total of 184) The Checklist Completed!
7th (2011) = 156 (126 FTVs) (Only Watched Movies)
8th (2012) = 89 (89 FTVs) (Converted from Dumb-Counting Method Total of 80)
9th (2013) = 95 (64 FTVs) (Converted from Dumb-Counting Method Total of 73)
10th (2014) = 49 (29 FTVs) (Only Watched Movies)
11th (2015) = 150 (80 FTVs) (Only Watched Movies)
I will be using the Easy Counting Method but at the end of the challenge I will break down the total into Movies, hour long TV shows and half hour TV shows for those still clinging onto "The Old Ways".

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My 2012 Lists - (TV On DVD/Leap Day/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Criterion/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
My 2013 Lists - (TV On DVD/Academy Award/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
My 2014 Lists - (TV On DVD/Academy Award/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
My 2015 Lists - (TV On DVD/Academy Award/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
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October 1
1. CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1963)

October 2
2. TWO FACES OF DR JEKYLL (1960)

October 3
3. THE STRAIN S3 E4 (2016)*
AMERICAN HORROR STORY S6 E4 (2016)*

October 4
4. MANIAC (1934) Rifftrax VERSION*

October 6
5. THE GORGON (1965)

October 7
6. SCREAM QUEENS S2 E2 (2016)*
AMERICAN HORROR STORY S6 E3 2016)*

October 8
7. LESBIAN VAMPIRE HUNTERS (2009)*

October 9
8. GRIZZLY (2016)*
9. NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR (1985)*

October 10
10. GINGERSNAPS II: UNLEASHED ()*

October 13
11. AMERICAN HORROR STORY S6 E5 (2016)*
SCREAM QUEENS S2 E3 (2016)*

October 15
12. VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015)*

October 16
13. THE STRAIN S3 E5 & 6 (2016)*

October 17
14. THE GORGON (1966)
15. IT CAME FROM OUTERSPACE (3D)

October 18
16. THE HOWLING (1981)
17. HORROR EXPRESS (1972)

October 19
18. MAD LOVE (1935)
19. MAD LOVE Commentary by Steve Haberman*
20. SCREAM QUEENS S2 E4 (2016)*
AMERICAN HORROR STORY S6 E6*

October 20
21. HOUSE OF WAX (1953) Commentary by David del Valle*
22. GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL (3D) (2016)*

October 21
23. DRACULA (1931) Commentary by David Skall*
24. ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW:LET’S DO THE TIMEWARP AGAIN (2016)*

October 22
25. CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)

October 23
26. FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1970)

October 24
27. MASK OF THE DEMON (1960) Commentary by Tim Lucas*

October 25
28. THE ABOMINAL DR PHIBES (1970)

October 26
29. THE STRAIN S3 E7&8 (2016)*
30. THE WITCH (2015)

October 27
31. BYZANTIUM (2012)
32. THE ZACHERLY ARCHIVES*

October 29
33. DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE (1969)

October 30
34. CRIMSON PEAK (2015)
35. THE STRAIN, S3 E9&10 (2015)*

October 30
36. THE HALLOW (2015)*

October 31
37. THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963)

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