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DVD Talk Forum Thread Wiki: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***
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Best List Voting is open.

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Lists are due 11/7.

This is if you wanna be eligible for certain prize categories -- 50 & under, 100 & under, the optional lists, and whatever else I'm probably forgetting.

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Winners Addresses are due 11/10.

***Please don't abandon this thread immediately after Halloween!*** I'll also post the winners on the Facebook page, but don't rely on the post to make it to your news feed/wall. Check the OHMC Page directly.

If you already own some of the prizes, let me know and I'll see what I can do. As usual, no guarantees I can accommodate your request.

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The Theme Nights Copy & Paste

--- 10/01: Farewell Texas Gentleman Who Took the Chainsaw That Extra Mile, You Directed Poltergeist; We Know Your Style! - R.I.P. Tobe Hooper -
--- 10/02: Radioactive Materials Produced from Industrial Waste, These Slimy Carcinogenic Poisons Will Give You Superpowers to Fly to Outer Space! - Slime, Goo & Toxic Waste Horror -
--- 10/03: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers/ Giallos / Serial Killers -
--- 10/04: Produced Carefully One Frame At a Time, These Two-Dimensional Abominations Are Nightmare-Fueled Versions of Modern Day Pantomime. - Animated Horror -
--- 10/05: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
--- 10/06: Enchanted Forests, Men with Hooks for Hands, A Ghostly Woman Residing in the Mirror ...It All Goes Hand In Hand. - Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror -
--- 10/07: Mindfuckery of Lynchian Dream Logic Style with Hallucinogenic Head Trips that Beguile - Nightmares & Dreamscapes / Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
--- 10/08: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Walking Corpses that are Undead!
Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
--- 10/09: From Scream Queens to the Final Girl, These Deadly Women Will Make Your Nightmares Unfurl! - Day of the Woman: Female Directed Horror Films -
--- 10/10: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter 5 - 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver) : It Survived -
--- 10/11: Dusty Decaying Bones in Rat-Infested Paris Catacombs - Skull & Bones -
--- 10/12: Some Poor Sap in the Museum's Egyptian Wing is Lying Dead ...Never Remove the Cursed Sarcophagus Amulet From the Mummy's Ancient Rotting Head. - Mummies -
--- 10/13: It's That Annual Event At Camp Crystal Lake When Teens Get a Little Perverse ...Meanwhile Crazy Ralph Politely Reminds Everyone You're All Doomed; There's a Death Curse! - Unlucky Charms - A Celebration of Friday the 13th: Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films -
--- 10/14: Intestinal Annihilation with a Little Arterial Spray, Add Some Gory Depravity & Blood Spatter... It's All In a Day! - Splatter / Gore -
--- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/16: Print Media is Slowly Decaying. Two of the Big Dogs Unfortunately Won't Be Staying. - R.I.P. Fangoria / Video Watchdog -
--- 10/17: Friends, Frenemies or Just a Figment of the Imagination;
That's a Friendship Crapshoot Gambling with Your Eradication! - Friends 'till the End: The Good, The Bad & The Imaginary -
--- 10/18: Expectant Mothers Carrying the Antichrist; Their Freakishly Mutated Offspring Presumably Won't Play Nice! - Pregnancy Horror -
--- 10/19: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires -
--- 10/21: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Belated, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Media Home Entertainment / Video Stores -
--- 10/22: Manufactured Tulpas from Unearthly Dimensions Or Maybe Evil Twin Siblings Just Hanging At Local Horror Conventions? - Evil Twins & Doppelgangers -
--- 10/23: Tonight's Forecast Calls for a 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... -
--- 10/24: Now Boarding: Your Ticket to Sun-Drenched Terror! - Coffin Joe's Caribbean, Mexican & Central/South American Cruise to Port Oblivion Featuring Hispanic Icons -
--- 10/25: The Shittiest, Cheapest Movies Mankind Ever Sprung; Some So Bad, They're Good ...Others are Killer Tongue! - IMDB Lowest Rated Horror -
--- 10/26: Goodbye Godfather of the Modern Living Dead & Social Commentary Guru of What Needed to Be Said. - R.I.P. George A. Romero -
--- 10/27: Hello Friends, Welcome to the 100th Anniversary of Antonio Bay! We're Murderous Ghost Mariners from A Leper Colony ...Yeah, We Can't Stay! - Small Town Horrors -
--- 10/28: Binge-Watch Parties From Beyond the Grave & Benighted. Beware! There's a Catch; Pray You're Not Invited! - Mass Marathon of the Damned 8: Horror Parties -
--- 10/29: Electronically Produced Via Keyboard from the Bowels of Hell... This Retro Futuristic Music from Beyond Is the Proverbial Death Knell. - The Synth of Fear -
--- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience a Decapitated Head! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -


The 31 Film Subset Copy & Paste

--- 09/30: group vote - Cronos (1993)
--- 11/01: group vote - Arachnophobia (1990)
--- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2017)

--- 10/01: Dick Laurent - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
--- 10/02: shellebelle - C.H.U.D (1984)
--- 10/03: ororama - Amer (2009)
--- 10/04: clckworang - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
--- 10/05: Darkgod - Bad Moon (1996)
--- 10/06: hbsvb - Candyman (1992)
--- 10/07: Gobear - The Void (2016)
--- 10/08: arw6040 - Train to Busan (2016)
--- 10/09: jacob_b - Raw (2016)
--- 10/10: nezumi - Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Highway to Hell (1992)
--- 10/11: rbrown498 - The Screaming Skull (1958)
--- 10/12: Trevor - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
--- 10/13: tarfrimmer - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
--- 10/14: Chad - One Dark Night (1982)
--- 10/15: Mondo Kane - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- 10/16: Bladz - Martyrs (2008)
--- 10/17: mallratcal - Pin (1988)
--- 10/18: numbercrunch - Seeding of a Ghost [Zhong gui] (1983)
--- 10/19: pacaway - Under the Shadow (2016)
--- 10/20: Shack - Ganja & Hess (1973)
--- 10/21: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Day of the Dead (1985)
--- 10/22: Undeadcow - +1 (2013)
--- 10/23: TheBigDave - Dolls (1987)
--- 10/24: alyxstarr - Alucarda (1977)
--- 10/25: WillieMLF - Hobgoblins (1988)
--- 10/26: PCBreakdown - The Crazies (1973)
--- 10/27: DaveyJoe - Messiah of Evil (1973)
--- 10/28: SethDLH - The Initiation (1984)
--- 10/29: Darth Maher - The Fog (1980)
--- 10/30: SterlingBen - Witchtrap (1989)
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Ghostwatch (1992)


The Checklist Copy & Paste

Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Ethan Embry -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
--- Adam West -
--- George A. Romero -
--- John Heard -
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham -
--- Jay Thomas -
--- Tobe Hooper -
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -
--- Hugh Hefner -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Daniel Licht -
--- Harry Manfredini -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
--- James Wan -
--- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Patrick Baxter -
--- Jason Collins -
--- Mark Shostrom -
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
--- Bradley Fuller -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Roy Lee -
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Jack Ketchum -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Fire -
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

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

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

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

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) -
--- Features music by Richard Band -
--- Was made in the 1950s -
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- Features a solar eclipse -
--- Has the words "It" in the title -
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
--- Takes place at a cemetery -
--- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role -

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

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1942 (75th) -
--- 1967 (50th) -
--- 1992 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards -
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -
--- 100th Birthday of Santo -

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


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

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

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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

September 30th:
1. 47 Meters Down - 3/5

October 1st:
2. Eaten Alive - 3/5

October 2nd
3. Child's Play - 4/5

October 3rd
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 - 4/5
5. Child's Play 2 - 3/5
6. Child's Play 3 - 3/5

October 4th
7. Bride of Chucky - 4/5
8. Seed of Chucky - 3/5

October 5th
9. Jeepers Creepers - 4/5
10. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III - 3/5
11. The Autopsy of Jane Doe - 3/5
12. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation - 2/5

October 6th
13. Jeepers Creepers 2 - 3/5

October 7th
14. It Follows - 4/5
15. Avalanche Sharks - 1/5
16. Eloise - 2/5
17. Milfs vs. Zombies - 1/5

October 8th
18. Get Out - 4/5
19. Paranormal Activity 4 - 2/5
20. Freaks of Nature - 4/5

October 9th
21. Don't Breathe - 4/5
22. The People Under the Stairs - 4/5

October 10th
23. See No Evil 2 - 2/5
24. House of 1000 Corpses - 3/5

October 11th
25. The Devil's Rejects - 4/5

October 15th
26. The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 4/5

October 16th
27. First Man on Mars - 3/5

October 19th
28. [Rec] - 4/5
29. [Rec] 2 - 3/5

October 24th
30. Doom - 3/5
31. Jaws - 5/5

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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa



REVIEWS ARE LINKED - CLICK A MOVIE'S TITLE TO READ A REVIEW FOR EACH FILM


October 1

1. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens
2. Ice Sharks
3. Satanic
4. American Poltergeist
5. Demonic
6. Practical Magic



October 2

7. Tales of Halloween
8. We Are Not Alone
9. Ataud Blanco (White Coffin)
10. Clown


October 3

11. The Devil's Candy
12. 13 Demons
13. Daybreakers

October 4


14. The Axe Murders of Villisca
15. The Void (2016)
16. Blood Valley: Seed's Revenge
17. Tourist Trap (Rifftrax)

October 5

18. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
19. The Last Shark
20. Breeders


October 6

21. The Last Slumber Party (Rifftrax)
22. Chopping Mall
23. The Mutilator
24. Heidi

October 7

25. The Invitation

October 8

26. Dark Signal
27. Circle
28. Bethany
29. Home
30. Fever Lake (Rifftrax)

October 9

31. Stitches
32. The Torture Chamber of Doctor Sadism
33. Bite


October 10

34. I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House
35. Visions
36. The Disappointments Room


October 11

37. The Devil's Dolls
38. Bound to Vengeance


October 12

39. The Windmill

October 13

40. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
41. Fairlaine Road

October 14

42. The Babysitter

October 15

43. When a Stranger Calls Back (Rifftrax)
44. House on Haunted Hill (Rifftrax)
45. The Basement (2017)
46. Videodrome
47. Scanners
48. A Haunting in Saginaw, Michigan
49. Arsenic and Old Lace
50. The Dentist
51. Hell House, LLC
52. One Dark Night

October 16

53. Blair Witch (2016)
54. Splatter University
55. Burn, Witch, Burn

October 17

56. Arachnia (Rifftrax)
57. Kingdom of the Spiders (Rifftrax)
58. Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare (Rifftrax)

October 18

59. Ghosthouse (Rifftrax)
60. Swamp of the Ravens (Rifftrax)

October 19

61. Ruby (Rifftrax)
62. The Girl With All the Gifts

October 20

63. What We Do in the Shadows
64. Green Room
65. Mirror, Mirror
66. The Bermuda Triangle (Rifftrax)


October 21

67. Frankenstein Island (Rifftax)
68. Hillbillies in a Haunted House (Rifftrax)
69. Attack from Space (Rifftrax)
70. The Revenge of Doctor X (Rifftrax)

October 22

71. 1922
72. Little Evil
73. The Quiet Ones
74. The Midnight Meat Train

October 23

75. Cat-Women of the Moon (Rifftrax)
76. Cyber Tracker (Rifftrax)

October 24

77. The Sword and the Sorcerer (Rifftrax)
78. Rabid
79. Repulsion
80. Angst (1983)
81. The Creeping Flesh

October 25

82. Phantasm II
83.Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead
84. Phantasm IV: Oblivion
85. Phantasm V: Ravager

October 26

86. The Darkness
87. The Witches of Eastwick
88. The Toolbox Murders (1978)
89. Spider Baby
90. Night of the Living Dead (Rifftrax)


October 27

91. Krampus
92. The Bees
93. Hide and Go Shriek

October 28

94. Return to Sleepaway Camp
95. Driller Killer
96. Uncle Sam

October 29

97. Death Bed (The Bed that Eats)


October 30

98. Schizo

October 31

99. The Conjuring II
100. Split


☠ Denotes First-Time Viewing

Stats

Formats Viewed: 100 streaming, baby
First Time viewings: 97
Personal Goal: 100
Most Movies Watched in One Day: 10
Favorite Films: Green Room, The Devil's Candy, Rabid, Spider Baby
Worst Films: Return to Sleepaway Camp, Stitches
Most Disgusting Movies: Bite, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Scariest Movie: Heidi
Years I Have Participated in this Challenge: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017


HAPP Y HALLOWEEN!

My List Is Final

Last edited by edwardnortonfan; 11-05-17 at 07:14 AM. Reason: Pimpin' my list, yo
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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

The drive for 100 screams! 2017 is the Year of the Double Feature

The 13th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge - 100 Flicks in 31 Days:
2017 TOTAL: 097 (Total: Including 32 TV Shows & 3 Wild Cards)

Personal Goal: 100
2005: 88
2006: 50
2012: 129
2013: 104.25
2014: 115.75
2015: 101.25
2016: 83

☼ = First Time Viewing (8)
BLUE = Blu-ray (33)
GREEN = DVD (14)
RED = Online Streaming (Netflix, Youtube, etc.) (8)
ORANGE = Theater (2)
PLAIN/BLACK = TV (Cable, On Demand, etc.) (7)
Movie Ratings out of 5 ★★★★★

Most Viewed Decade (2010s)
Spoiler:
1930s (1)
1940s (1)
1950s (--)
1960s (1)
1970s (4)
1980s (13)
1990s (13)
2000s (14)
2010s (18)
Most Movies Watched in One Day (10/31) (6)


September 30: (From Dusk)
#001 Gerald's Game (2017) (Netflix) ★★★1/2

October 1:
#002 Army of Darkness (1992) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#003 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) (DVD) ★★★

October 2:
#004 Little Evil (2017) (Netflix) ★★1/2

October 3:
#005 Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) (DVD) ★★★

October 4:
#006 The Conjuring (2013) (HBO On Demand) ★★★1/2
#007 The Conjuring 2 (2016) (HBO On Demand) ★★ ☼
#008 I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) (DVD) ★★★1/2
#009 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) (DVD) ★★1/2

October 5:

October 6:
#010 The Purge (2013) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2
#011 The Purge: Anarchy (2014) (Blu-ray) ★★
#012 The Purge: Election Year (2016) (HBO On Demand) ★1/2

October 7:
#013 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#014 The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (with Commentary Track) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#015 Little Shop of Horrors: Director's Cut (1986) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2

October 8:
#016 (Wild Card #1) WWE Hell in a Cell (2017) (WWE Network) ★★★1/2

October 9:
#017 Child's Play (1988) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2
#018 Child's Play 2 (1990) (Blu-ray) ★★1/2
#019 Child's Play 3 (1991) (Blu-ray) ★★

October 10:
#020 Bride of Chucky (1998) (Blu-ray) ★★★
#021 Seed of Chucky (2004) (Blu-ray)1/2
#022 Curse of Chucky (2013) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2

October 11:
#023 Cult of Chucky (2017) (Netflix) ★★★1/2

October 12:
#024 Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) (Netflix) ★★★★
#025 Wrong Turn (2003) (DVD) ★★1/2

October 13:
#026 Friday the 13th (1980) (DVD) ★★★
#027 Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (DVD) ★★★

October 14:
#028 The Babysitter (2017) (Netflix) ★★★ ☼
#029 Stephen King's It (1990) (On Demand) ★★1/2

October 15:
#030 American Psycho (2000) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#031 American Mary (2012) (Blu-ray) ★★★★

October 16:
#032 Scream (1996) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#033 Scream 2 (1996) (Blu-ray) ★★1/2

October 17:
#034 It (2017) (Theater) ★★★ ☼

October 18:
#035 (Wild Card #2) The Princess Bride: 30th Anniversary Screening (1987) (Theater) ★★★

October 19:
#036 Dark Shadows (2012) (Blu-ray) ★★1/2
#037 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) (Blu-ray) ★★★

October 20:
#038 The Blair Witch Project (1999) (DVD) ★★★1/2
#039 Blair Witch (2016) (Blu-ray) ★★1/2

October 21:
Catching up on The Walking Dead today (see TV section below)

October 22:
More Walking Dead catch up (see TV section below)

October 23:
#040 (Wild Card #3) WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2017) (WWE Network) ★★★1/2

October 24:
#041 Halloween (2007) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2
#042 Halloween II (2009) (Blu-ray) ★★1/2

October 25:
No excuse... just slacking today.

October 26:
#043 Cabin Fever (2002) (DVD) ★★★
#044 The Cabin in the Woods (2012) (Blu-ray) ★★★

October 27:
#045 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) (Blu-ray) ★★
#046 From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) (Blu-ray) ★★★★

October 28:
#047 High Tension (2003) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#048 The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (On Demand) ★★★
#049 House of 1000 Corpses (2003) (DVD) ★★★
#050 The Devil's Rejects (2005) (Blu-ray) ★★★★

October 29:
#051 Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2
#052 Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007) (Blu-ray) ★★★1/2

October 30:
#053 Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) (Starz HD) ★★1/2
#054 Teen Wolf (1985) (Blu-ray) ★★★★
#055 An American Werewolf in London (1981) (Blu-ray) ★★★
#056 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) (On Demand) ★★1/2

October 31: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
#057 White Zombie (1932) (TCM HD) ★★1/2
#058 Halloween (1978) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#059 The Shining (1980) (DVD) ★★★★★
#060 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#061 Psycho (1960) (Blu-ray) ★★★★★
#062 Dawn of the Dead (1978) (DVD) ★★★★★

November 1: (til Dawn)
#063 Mr. Boogedy (1986) (DVD) ★★
#064 Bride of Boogedy (1987) (DVD) ★★★
#065 A Disney Halloween (1981) (YouTube) ★★★★

TV Shows: (32)
☼ = First Watch Episodes (47)
Spoiler:
9/30 The Exorcist: "Janus" (S02Ep01) (DVR) (.50)
9/30 Blood Drive: "Booby Traps" (S01Ep06) (DVR) (.50)
10/1 Blood Drive: "The Gentleman's Agreement" (S01Ep07) (DVR) (.50)
10/2 Blood Drive: "A Fistful of Blood" (S01Ep08) (DVR) (.50)
10/3 Blood Drive: "The Chopsocky Special" (S01Ep09) (DVR) (.50)
10/4 Blood Drive: "Scar Tissue" (S01Ep10) (DVR) (.50)
10/7 Blood Drive: "Episode XI: Rise of the Primo" (S01Ep11) (DVR) (.50)
10/7 Blood Drive: "Faces of Blood Drive" (S01Ep12) (DVR) (.50)
10/7 Blood Drive: "Finish Line" (S01Ep13) (DVR) (.50)
10/9 The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: "Look Who's Walking" (S09EpXX) (On Demand) (.25)
10/17 The Exorcist: "Safe as Houses" (S02Ep02) (DVR) (.50)
10/19 The Walking Dead: "Claimed" (S04Ep11) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/19 The Walking Dead: "Still" (S04Ep12) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/19 The Walking Dead: "Alone" (S04Ep13) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/19 The Mick: "The Haunted House" (S02Ep04) (DVR) (.25)
10/19 The Walking Dead: "Behind The Dead" (S08EpXX) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/20 The Exorcist: "Unclean" (S02Ep03) (DVR) (.50)
10/20 The Walking Dead: "Walker Wolrd" (S08EpXX) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "Now" (S06Ep05) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "Always Accountable" (S06Ep06) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "Heads Up" (S06Ep07) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "Start to Finish" (S06Ep08) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "No Way Out" (S06Ep09) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "The Next World" (S06Ep10) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "Knots Untie" (S06Ep11) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "Not Tomorrow Yet" (S06Ep12) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "The Same Boat" (S06Ep13) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "Twice as Far" (S06Ep14) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "The Journey So Far" (S08EpXX) (AMC HD) (1)
10/21 The Walking Dead: "East" (S06Ep15) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Hostiles and Calamities" (S07Ep11) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Say Yes" (S07Ep12) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Bury Me Here" (S07Ep13) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "The Other Side" (S07Ep14) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Something They Need" (S07Ep15) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (Extended Edition)" (S07Ep16) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 The Walking Dead: "Mercy" (S08Ep01) (AMC HD) (.50)
10/22 Talking Dead: "Mercy" (S07Ep01) (AMC HD) (1)
10/26 South Park: "Sons A Witches" (S21Ep06) (DVR) (.25)
10/26 The Goldbergs: "Jackie Likes Star Trek" (S05Ep05) (DVR) (.25)
10/26 Modern Family: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Phil Dunphy" (S09Ep05) (DVR) (.25)
10/27 American Housewife: "Boo-Who?" (S02Ep05) (DVR) (.25)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter One: MADMAX" (S02Ep01) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak" (S02Ep02) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Three: The Pollywog" (S02Ep03) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Four: Will the Wise" (S02Ep04) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Five: Dig Dug" (S02Ep05) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Six: The Spy" (S02Ep06) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister" (S02Ep07) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer" (S02Ep08) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Stranger Things: "Chapter Nine: The Gate" (S02Ep09) (Netflix) (.50)
10/27 Beyond Stranger Things: "Mind Blown" (S01Ep01) (Netflix) (.25)
10/27 Beyond Stranger Things: "Mad for Max" (S01Ep02) (Netflix) (.25)
10/27 Beyond Stranger Things: "Unlikely Allies" (S01Ep03) (Netflix) (.25)
10/27 Beyond Stranger Things: "Truth in Hawkins" (S01Ep04) (Netflix) (.25)
10/27 Beyond Stranger Things: "The AV Club" (S01Ep05) (Netflix) (.25)
10/27 Beyond Stranger Things: "The New Class" (S01Ep06) (Netflix) (.25)
10/27 Beyond Stranger Things: "Closing the Gate" (S01Ep07) (Netflix) (.25)
10/27 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Gratitude" (S06Ep28) (DVR) (.25)
10/27 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Pearl Necklace" (S06Ep29) (DVR) (.25)
10/28 Superstore: "Sal's Dead" (S03Ep05) (DVR) (.25)
10/28 Saturday Night Live: "The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special" (S43EpXX) (NBC HD) (.25)
10/28 Saturday Night Live: "Best of Halloween" (S43EpXX) (NBC HD) (.50)
10/29 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "Who Got Dee Pregnant?" (S06Ep07) (DVR) (.25)
10/29 South Park: "Pinkeye" (S01Ep07) (Comedy Central HD) (.25)
10/29 South Park: "Spookyfish" (S02Ep15) (Comedy Central HD) (.25)
10/29 The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror IX" (S10Ep04) (FXX HD) (.25)
10/29 The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XIII" (S14Ep01) (FXX HD) (.25)
10/29 The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XIV" (S15Ep01) (FXX HD) (.25)
10/29 The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XV" (S16Ep01) (FXX HD) (.25)
10/29 The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XVI" (S17Ep04) (FXX HD) (.25)
10/30 The Walking Dead: "The Damned" (S08Ep02) (DVR) (.50)
10/30 Talking Dead: "The Damned" (S07Ep02) (DVR) (.50)
10/30 Family Guy: "Halloween on Spooner Street" (S09Ep04) (DVR) (.25)
10/30 The Exorcist: "One For Sorrow" (S02Ep04) (DVR) (.50)

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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

List is FINAL

Results:
Total films viewed = 132 Goal was over 105
First time viewings = 99 (75%)
My Eighth Challenge


Completed Theme Nights and Basic Checklist


By media: DVD (64), Blu-ray (64), Commercial VHS (2), TV (1), In Theater (1)

By decade: 1930s (1), 1940s (2), 1950s (9), 1960s (12), 1970s (31), 1980s (30), 1990s (12), 2000s (19), 2010s (13)
Lovecraft shorts, commentary, and Svengoolie not counted in decades.


2017 Horror Movie Challenge


Goal this year: More than 105

2016 Total: 102
2015 Total: 83
2014 Total: 60
2013 Total: 90
2012 Total: 88
2011 Total: 105
2010 Total: 104


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

Oct. 1 thru Oct. 15
Spoiler:
October 01
01. Critters 4 (1992)* (4 Film Favorites * Critters Collection)
Charlie and the last two remaining Crit eggs end up in deep space in the year 2045. Mayhem follows. Surprisingly entertaining finale to the Critters series borrows shamelessly from other, better movies but that doesn't spoil the fun. Once again I got several laughs out of this. Brad Dourif has a good part and the Crits still look fine. 6/10
02. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) Blu-Ray
Leatherface and kin are back in an over the top, crazed fever-dream of a movie. A few scenes go on just a bit too long but the sets are amazing and there are several genuinely cringe worthy moments. The humor works well. I liked it better this second time around. 7/10
03. Eaten Alive (1976)* Blu-Ray
The disturbed and murderous owner of a seedy hotel has a crocodile for a pet but very few return customers. Pretty effective film with bloody kills has some tense moments and manages to build up suspense at the end even though you're pretty sure how things are going to turn out. The hotel sets do a good job establishing a sleazy, claustrophobic feel. There isn't much of a story but Neville Brand does a nice job as the killer. The electronic, clangy score works well. 6/10
04. Poltergeist (1982)
A family starts to experience strange events in their home which become more and more sinister. Good haunted house story with effects that still hold up. A long but not a slow build up since plenty is going on to keep your interest. A couple of great scenes and one really good gotcha jump. 5.5/10

October 02
05. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) Blu-Ray
In an ancient Mayan temple, archeologists discover an unknown creature that threatens to destroy the world. Entertaining monster movie with some excellent sets in the beginning and a good looking, occasionally creepy blob type creature. The indoor miniatures aren't effective but the outdoor ones are OK. I've always liked this film but the Blu-Ray really makes it something special. 8/10
06. C.H.U.D. (1984) Blu-Ray
Something from the sewers may be causing people to vanish and someone is trying to cover it up. Solid monster movie with really good looking creatures. The monsters don't appear all that much but there is a nicely paced build up and enough of a conspiracy going on to keep things interesting. Good urban street locations also help. 6.5/10
07. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Even though the Freeling family moves away from their haunted home supernatural trouble follows them. A good story and good acting, especially from Craig T. Nelson, and OK special effects. I almost liked this one better than the original except for a very weak ending. I really thought that I hadn't seen this before but I recognized major plot points and characters but none of the details. 5/10
08. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)*
A man who is 104 years old need a gland transplant every ten years to stay alive but the doctor who has performed the operation cannot do it any longer. Standard plot, slow moving and with just a little bit of good makeup but competently done in the usual Hammer manner. Just not very exciting. 5/10

October 03
09. Madhouse (1974)* Blu-Ray
An unstable actor known for his Dr. Death character returns to the role for a TV series but a series of murders based on his old films plague the production. Fun if a bit predictable. Vincent Price is good as the soul searching actor and Peter Cushing adds a touch of class as his old writer. Several clips from old Price movies are worked into the story. 5/10
10. It (2017)* In theater
A group of kids try to fight an evil force that is influencing a small Maine town. Excellent movie with fine acting, several good scares and a nice sense of period (late 1980's). The evil is quite disturbing. 9/10
11. The House on Sorority Row (1983)*
Members of a sorority are being stalked during a graduation party while they are trying to cover up something terrible that happened. Good slasher movie with more of a complex plot than most. The kills aren't all that creative or quirky but the chases are well done with good atmosphere and suspense. 6/10

October 04
12. Mad Monster Party? (1967)*
Dr. Frankenstein throws a party for the monsters in order to reveal his latest discovery and to announce his retirement. Fun movie with very good stop motion animation and some of the jokes are really very funny, especially the one liners. Boris Karloff, who voices Dr. F, is always a pleasure to hear and adds class to any movie. The film seems to go on too long though. My attention started to wander about half way through. 5/10
13. The House With Laughing Windows (1976)*
An artist is hired by the mayor of a small Italian town to restore a damaged painting in the local church but shortly after he arrives strange and ominous things start happening. Not your typical giallo - there is only one death until near the end and some aren't even shown. Slowly paced but with a sinister atmosphere that gradually builds. Very confusing through most of the film and a lot isn't cleared up by the end although it really packs a wallop and is worth waiting for. I might like this more the second time around. 6/10
14. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster the with Tim Lucas commentary* Blu-Ray
Another very informative commentary from Tim Lucas covering all aspects of the movie, including the fact that a car crash scene was stock footage from a Republic Serial.
15. Mutilations (1986)*
An astronomy professor takes his secretary and some students on a field trip to rural area in order to investigate strange light in the sky that the locals have been reporting. Very low budget with sub-par acting, script and effects but I've seen worse. The leads are very wooden but the students are more natural if not professional. The effects have their moments with decent monster design and stop motoin but it's poorly integrated with the actors. Moves quickly and is short but it does feel a little repetitious near the end. Still, I liked it but it's not for everyone. 4.5/10

October 05
16. The Creeps (1997)*
A scientist tries to bring Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman, Dracula, and the Mummy to life from the pages of books. Full Moom silliness but entertaining. Phil Fondacaro as Dracula was particularly good and the lead actress was kind of cute. 5/10
17. The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973)* Blu-Ray
A boy and his father are attacked by a werewolf who is killed but not before biting the man. No one will believe the boy's story though, even his father. The werewolf looks pretty good but it has a slight muzzle tipped with a dark doggie nose which makes it look cute at times! Good story with an appropriate ending and Kerwin Matthews does a good job as the father. 6/10
18. Sssssss (1973)* Blu-Ray
A student goes to work for a herpetologist and his daughter but discovers too late that the injections he gets do more than make him immune to snake venom. Very good movie has likeable characters and went off in a more interesting direction than I thought it would and does a good job building suspense. It's more than just Willard with snakes. 7/10
19. Night of the Werewolf (1981) (The Paul Naschy Collection) Blu-Ray
Three women, all students of the occult, attempt to bring the Countess Elizabeth Bathory back to life. Opposing her is the werewolf who used to be her slave. Fine Paul Naschy film full of crumbling castles, creepy dungeons, beautiful women, atmospheric scenes, and a truly savage werewolf. 7/10

October 06
20. Leprechaun (1993)* (Leprechaun The Complete Movie Collection) Blu-Ray
A leprechaun escapes after a decade of imprisonment and will kill to get his gold back. Warwick Davis makes this movie as the smart mouthed leprechaun. The rest of the cast is pretty good and we do get to care for some of them. 5/10
21. Leprechaun 2 (1994)* (Leprechaun The Complete Movie Collextion) Blu-Ray
The leprechaun is back, this time looking for a wife (and more gold) after waiting 1,000 years. The kills are more interesting in this one but the other characters are not. I found the quips a bit funnier. 5.5/10
22. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)* Blu-Ray
Bizarre, experimental film about a the week that a girl becomes a woman. There is a story of sorts but I admit I didn't get all of it. Still, there are vampires, some disturbing scenes and kind of a fairy tale atmosphere. Many of the images are striking and I was never board, just confused but I enjoyed the experience. I wouldn't mind seeing this again sometime. 6/10
23. Bloody Mary (2006)* (Echo Bridge 4 Film Horror Collector's Set 67909)
A nurse at a psychiatric hospital disappears and her sister discovers that it has something to do with a mirror. Surprisingly good. The killings are always very bloody but pretty much all the same. There is a nice feeling of unrelieved oppression through the film and there are several spots where the tension builds up very well. The acting is above average for a low budget horror film and the director is more than adequate. 6.5/10

October 07
24. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)* (4 Film Favorites * Slasher Films Collection)
Remake of classic isn't bad if just taken on it's own but some of the actors seem too old for their parts, at first I thought it was about college students. Also hard to get used to Jackie Earl Haley as Freddy and I never liked his voice - too standard. Freddy's origin is more detailed which does make for some creepy moments and in general the tone is darker and more serious than many of the previous films. Good final scene. 6/10
25. Dreamaniac (1986)*
The night before a party, an amateur occultist summons a succubus that he has seem in his dreams. Not good. Most of the movie is lame sex scenes alternating with lame killings. The last 15 minutes is decent so if the film had been cut to a half hour it would have been OK. The twist ending offers a double blast of lameness. 3.5/10
26. Deadly Dreams (1988)* Blu-Ray
Alex, a college student, plagued by nightmares of the man he saw murder his parents, begins to see the deceased killer when he is awake as well. Very good horror/mystery movie does a nice job of mixing up dreams and reality so the viewer, like Alex, isn't sure what's real anymore. Also makes good use of masks (the killer wears a fox mask, Alex's room is decorated with masks of all kinds) to add some creepiness. 6.5/10
27. Poltergeist III (1988)*
Lots of the same moved to a ultra modern high-rise in Chicago. Most of the movie is someone or something running from or after stuff - basically lots of running down corridors. Smoke and mirrors are most of the special effect but there is some good makeup jobs. The story is just a pale rehash of II. Quite a comedown from the first two. 4/10
28. Fender Bender (2016)* Blu-Ray
After exchanging contact information with a middle aged man after a minor auto accident a teenage girl begins to think something is wrong when she is left home alone on the weekend. Not the most original but very well made with lots of suspense and tension and good acting to boot. It actually creeped me out quite a bit. 7/10

October 08
29. The Ghost Galleon aka Horror of the Zombies (1974) (The Blind Dead Collection)
Two models alone in the ocean on a small boat for a publicity stunt encounter a decrepit galleon with a cargo of the blind dead. One of the more absurd setups and slow moving but the ancient ship provides an eerie setting and the blind dead look great. There isn't a whole lot of blood but there is one great scene where a victim is dragged into the hold and the last few minutes are very good. 5.5/10
30. Zeder aka Revenge of the Dead (1983)* Blu-Ray
A writer tries to discover the owner of an old typewriter and gets trapped in a complicated web of death. Not a whole lot of undead action, this is more like a giallo with an innocent getting involved in a complex mystery but involving reviving the dead instead of a serial killer. More of a sinister atmosphere than horrifying. Interesting but not action packed. 6/10
31. Train to Busan (2016)* Blu-Ray
A man is on a train with his small daughter when a zombie outbreak occurs all over South Korea, including the train. Top notch action horror movie makes good use of the restricted train setting but there is also time for getting to know the characters and their development. Some very clever moments as a small group of survivors tries to evade hordes of fast moving zombies on the train. 7.5
32. Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)* (The Paul Naschy Collection) Blu-Ray
A drifter becomes the handyman for a large house where three women live and soon after the bodies of young women start to be found with their eyes missing. Good Spanish giallo throws in a few curves and there are some very stylishly shot scenes. The identity of the killer is a bit far fetched. 6/10

October 09
33. Invaders From Mars (1986)
A boy sees a UFO land late at night but no one believes his story and he soon notices that his parents and other people he knows aren't behaving like they usually do. Remake of 1953 movie which I love but this one is also very good with well done action and general creepiness. I didn't care for some of the creature designs but the sets were good. 7/10
34. The Mafu Cage (1978)*
Excellent film about the relationship between two sisters. The older one was charged by their father when he died to care for the younger and allow her the freedom she learned while living in African jungles. Lee Grant and Carol Kane shine as the sisters and the jungle like interior of their home is a great set. Sometimes touching, sometimes bizarre, sometimes brutal and very intense. 8/10
35. Ravenous (1999)*
During the gold rush, a starving man stumbles into a mountain fort with the tale of settlers lost in the mountains who resorted to cannibalism in order to survive. Well acted with some intense and bloody action, a good script, and a little dark humor thrown in as well. 7/10
36. The Babadook (2014)* Blu-Ray
A single mother and her disturbed seven year old son begin to experience strange and terrifying events after a sinister children's book appears out of nowhere. Great script and acting, even from the boy, with plenty of strange happenings and an emotional intensity unusual to find in horror. Absolutely riveting. I was a little drained when it was over. 8/10
37. Pit and the Pendulum (1961) (The Vincent Price Collection) Blu-Ray
A man travels to an ancient castle to demand the details of his sister's death from the man who married her but finds mysteries and madness. Fine costumes and sets, especially the torture rooms. Vincent Price is good as the widower. Nice use of color creates an eerie mood. 6.5/10

October 10
38. Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) Blu-Ray
A moving earthquake, apparently triggered by an atomic test, turns out to be a giant dinosaur like beast. Seems like a low rent Godzilla movie with an annoying kid straight out of a Gamera movie thrown in the mix. The effects are a mixed bag. 4.5/10
39. Highway to Hell (1991)* Blu-Ray
Charlie and Rachel, on their way to Las Vegas to elope, are stopped by the Hell Cop who grabs Rachel and heads for Hell City to turn her over to Satan. Charlie pursues them to try to get her back. This was a lot of fun with good action scenes, a strong cast, and a bunch of bizarre characters that Charlie runs into during the journey. This is a classic quest story with equal parts humor, action and horror. Satan's makeup is great. 6.5/10
40. The Undying Monster (1942) Blu-Ray
A Scotland Yard scientist and his detective assistant are sent to investigate whether a family curse is the reason for an attack on the head of the Hammond family. Starts out great - full of atmosphere and menace but all this is quickly dispelled when the two upbeat Scotland Yard people enter. There are still some spooky scenes and a touch of the possibly supernatural at the end. Nice camera work. 5/10
41. Curse of the Doll People (1961)*
Five collectors, cursed for stealing a voodoo idol, start dropping like flies only a minute before the curse is set to expire. OK Mexican horror movie doesn't generate many scares but has two interesting heroes (both MD's but one is also an expert in occult rituals) and a really cool looking zombie. 5/10

October 11
42. Wyvern (2009)* (Syfy Mega 6 Pack - Maneater Series)
A small town in Northern Alaska is attacked by a Wyvern which was recently freed from a glacier. Surprisingly good Syfy movie with likeable characters, a decent story and a well done CGI monster above average for a Syfy movie. 6/10
43. The Skull (1965) Blu-Ray
A collector and researcher into the occult obtains the skull of the Marquis de Sade which is rumored to have evil supernatural powers. Peter Cushing is excellent in a very good cast. The opening scene is as good as anything Universal or Hammer ever did and the script maintains a sinister intensity throughout. The camera is used very well, including some eerie shots from the skulls point of view. 8/10
44. The Creeping Flesh (1973)* Blu-Ray
In Victorian times, a paleontologist returns to London with a bizarre skeleton which seems to predate Neanderthal man but has a much larger brain case. Takes off in a unexpected direction and isn't the creature feature I expected; it is more of a medical horror story at least for a while. Cushing and Lee both shine in this one. 6.5/10
45. The Iron Rose (1973)* Blu-Ray
Two lovers visit a huge cemetery but once it gets dark they cannot find the way out; as the night goes on tensions rise. Kind of arty at times which does provide some striking and often eerie images. There's not a strong story but there are changing moods. 6.5/10
46. Boogeyman 2 (2007)*
Patients and staff in a psychiatric ward are being killed using their greatest fears. Could it be the Boogeyman? Intense, well paced slasher film with lots of blood and many kills, some of them pretty disgusting. Nifty looking killer. 7/10

October 12
47. The Curse of the Aztec Mummy (1957) (The Aztec Mummy Collection)
Sequel to Attack of the Aztec Mummy. The evil Dr. Krupp escapes from prison and continues his search for the Aztec treasure in order to finance his new experiment. Not a whole lot of mummy action. More attention is paid the the criminals and a pathetic El Santo wannabe known as The Angel. He gets beat up a lot. There is a nice mummy rampage at the end though. 4/10
48. The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1958) (The Aztec Mummy Collection)
The evil Dr. Krupp escapes certain death and returns to pursue the Aztec treasure, this time with the help of a robot (really a cyborg). Although almost half of this movie is scenes from the previous two, it's a better film than Curse. Most of the best parts of the original are shown and since the mummy is now located in an ancient cemetery, some of the creepy atmosphere from the original is restored. Also Dr. Krupp is now totally maniacal and the masked hero is gone. Alas, the promised match up only lasts for a couple of minutes. 5/10
49. The Birds (1963)* (Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection)
A coastal town in Northern California is attacked by all the birds in the area. Very slow build up and I didn't connect at all with the two main characters for the first hour or so. I liked many of the minor characters and things got better once the well done bird attacks really got started. 6/10
50. The Mutilator aka Fall Break (1984)* Blu-Ray
A student's disturbed father asks him to close up a seaside condo for the winter so five of his friends go along to help out and party. OK slasher has plenty of blood and gore but not too much suspense or mystery. The characters are standard issue. 5/10

October 13
51. Friday the 13th (1980) (Friday the 13th 4-Movie Collection)
Some counselors at Camp Crystal Lake, a summer camp that hasn't opened yet, are killed one bloody night. Good slasher movie with a mystery killer, OK acting, and a very good score. No jumps for me but the murders are well done and there is a uneasy mood at times. 6/10
52. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (Friday the 13th 4-Movie Collection)
A counselor training camp opens not far from Camp Crystal Lake with similar results. Many slayings caught me off guard and the soundtrack was even better than the first film. I liked Jason's bag over the head look. 7/10
53. Island Claws (1980)* Blu-Ray
Deadly things happen on an island which has a research lab working on crabs as a future food source and a leaky nuclear power plant. Standard plot leaves some things undeveloped but entertaining overall. Robert Lansing is good as an Irish bar owner, although his accent comes and goes. 5/10

October 14
54. Lady Frankenstein (1971)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Vampires, Mummies & Monsters Collection)
After Baron Frankenstein is killed by his creation, his daughter and his assistant carry on his work. Decent, if just a little trashy, Frankenstein movie with a twist has competent acting, a pretty good lab setup, and a nifty looking monster who goes on an entertaining rampage. Several of his victims are found with naked women which just adds to the fun. 6/10
55. One Dark Night (1982)* Blu-Ray
A girl is locked in a mausoleum as part of a club initiation but a powerful telekinetic has recently been interred there. Very lengthy buildup does produce a payoff in the last 15 minutes or so which are OK but nothing special. There are a couple of good effects and some gore but it is a long wait. 5/10
56. I Drink Your Blood (1970) Blu-Ray
Satanist hippies settle in a small, dying town and wreak havoc and then they are exposed to rabies. Kind of plays out like a zombie movie. There is plenty of blood and gore. The acting isn't that good and there is a nasty streak to the film possibly due to some cruel animal shots that look (and may be) real. If you can put those aside it is fun in a stupid kind of way. 6/10
57. I Eat Your Skin (1971) Blu-Ray
Originally titled Zombie, renamed to play on a double bill with the above. Four people visit a remote island where a doctor is searching for a cure for cancer using snake venom and where there are rumors that the natives practice voodoo using humans as sacrifices. No skin eating here. The acting is often lacking and the voodoo rituals often resemble show tunes. Still there is a certain charm although no scares. 5/10

October 15
58. La venganza de las mujeres vampiro aka The Vengeance of the Vampire Women (1970)*
A scientist resurrects a female vampire to help with an experiment but all she wants to do is to create a new vampire race and destroy the ancestor of the one who staked her - Santo the masked wrestler. OK Santo movie has some atmospheric photography and good co-stars but the story is a bit of a muddle. This is middle aged Santo wearing a turtleneck and a sweater but he can still take on the baddies. 5/10
59. H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Classics Collection Vol. 1 (1990 - 2012)* Total running time = 113 min.
Collection of 12 shorts from the Portland film festival, most of which were made between 2008 and 2012. There are a few adaptations of Lovecraft stories but all are inspired by his writing. I likes some better than others but all were interesting and a couple gave me a good scare or two. Two hours well spent. Average rating 7/10
60. Tales of Halloween (2015)* Blu-Ray
Ten stories set in the same town all taking place on Halloween night with some character crossovers. This was fun but bloody at times. For a while it seemed like too much gore but it was either toned down as the film went on or I just got used to it. Several laughs throughout the movie and it was neat when I started to notice the crossovers. One really good jump scare. 7/10
61. Don't Breath (2016)* Blu-Ray
Three thieves break into a reclusive blind vet's home, hoping to find money he was given after his daughter was accidentally killed but they run into much more than they bargained for. Very intense home invasion movie had me on the edge of my seat all the way. Music, pacing, directing, acting all work flawlessly together. I found my attitude toward the characters shifting through the movie and they remained ambiguous to the end. 8/10

October 16
62. Carnivore (2000)* (Lionsgate (Another) Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
In a government lab located in an abandoned house, a deadly creature escapes on the same night that four teenagers decide to break into the house to party. A bad movie. Poor acting and plotting. I hope this was supposed to be a parody or spoof since I can't imagine someone would expect a script like this to be taken seriously. Even so it's not funny or clever. And it's not a full movie, ending when the last act should begin. They hoped for a sequel??? 3/10
63. Children of the Living Dead (2001)* (Lionsgate (Another) Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
A serial killer who was murdered in prison but somehow lives may or may not be responsible for a series of zombie outbreaks. Begins with a zombie hunt where Night of the Living Dead ended and then gets confusing. Low budget but the acting and effects are passable as are the zombie attacks which are pretty standard stuff. A few nods to previous zombie films but the story is kind of stale. 5/10
64. Lifeforce (1985)* Blu-Ray (Cover of Fangoria #46 7/85)
Space creatures discovered on a ship near Halley's Comet threaten the existence of the human race. Slickly produced with lots of action and special effects which still hold up pretty well. The big finale is spectacular but the plot gets convoluted at times. 6/10
65. Home Sick (2007)*
A demonic killer goes after a group of friends, and some of their enemies, after the friends each answer the question "Who do you hate?". A plot eventually emerges out of choppy storytelling. There is a huge amount of gore and some nasty murders along with dark humor that had me laughing out loud at times. Most characters are crazy and not very sympathetic. The acting is usually poor but this will linger in my mind for a while. 5/10
66. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)*
The supernatural woes of the Lambert family follow them and continue to threaten their lives. There are still plenty of creepy scenes and the characters old and new are likeable but by the end it seems like too much of a good thing. Entertaining though. 7/10

October 17
67. Boogeyman (2005)*
A young man who's still afraid of the dark and closets must face his fears when the people he cares for start disappearing. Pretty good supernatural thriller with a clever structures and some exciting scenes but too many camera tricks were used way too often. 5/10
68. Hostel (2005)* Blu-Ray
Three male friends kicking around Europe hear about an amazing hostel just full of beautiful, horny women so they decide to check it out with awful consequences. A very bloody, particularly nasty movie. Artificially upbeat ending. Well made for what it is but not really my cup of tea. 4/10
69. Death Walks on High Heels (1971)* Blu-Ray (Arrow Death Walks Twice)
A famous exotic dancer starts being threatened by a masked man who demands to know the location of some diamonds stolen by the dancer's now deceased father. Complicated but easy to follow giallo with only a few murders and only one of those very bloody. 5/10
70. The Night of the Sorcerers (1974)* Blu-Ray
In Africa a safari camps near the site of the slaughter of native voodoo kings which turns out to be a bad idea. How could a movie with zombie voodoo priests and vampire leopard women be so damned boring? Repeat the best scene, the opening, two or three times and in between lay out some jungle soap opera. The women look great and we see a lot of them but that's about it. 3/10

October 18
71. The Loreley's Grasp (1973) Blu-Ray
In a German town on the Rhine, a hunter is hired to protect a girl's school from a mad killer who rips the hearts out of the victims. Good supernatural killer movie makes clever use of a slightly cheesy monster suit and uses some nifty outdoor location shots for mood. There is also a nice underground set near the end. 6/10
72. The Imp (1981)* (R3 DVD)
After a man, whose wife is pregnant, is hired as a security guard, his coworkers begin dying is strange ways. Very good Hong Kong film uses basic effects in creative and satisfying ways and the score is good as is the camera work. The characters are sympathetic and the ending is unexpected. 7/10
73. Jug Face (2013)*
A backwoods girl, pregnant by her older brother, tries to escape being sacrificed to The Pit. Unusual film, bloody in parts with good, well acted characters. 6/10
74. Horror Rises From the Tomb (1973) (The Paul Naschy Collection) Blu-Ray
When his severed head is unearthed, the spirit of an evil sorcerer returns to take revenge on the ancestors of those who killed him 500 years ago. Naschy has a double role and does both well. Good sets and outdoor settings add mood. Plenty of blood and babes and a good ending. 7/10

October 19
75. Junior aka Engine Trouble (2002)* (Lionsgate (Another) Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
In Belgium, a bizarre killer terrorizes people whose cars break down. Lamest slasher film I've seen. The acting is awful, so is the dialog and plot. Much of the "action" has the heroine trapped in a car that won't start. More tedious than it sounds in a movie filled with tedium. I don't think this was a spoof but I laughed quite a bit which is why the rating is as high as it is. 3.5/10
76. Bloody Murder (2000)* (Lionsgate (Another) Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
A killer with a hockey mask and blue overalls with a chainsaw terrorizes the counselors at a summer camp not open for business yet. Mediocre slasher movie, some might call it derivative. The best kill involves a lawn dart to the back. Not that much blood and no boobs. Identity of the killer is unexpected due to plot point only revealed at the end. 4.5/10
77. Under the Shadow (2013)*
In Tehran during the Iran-Iraq War unsettling things begin happening to a woman and her daughter after a missile crashes into the building where they live. Well acted with growing tension and menace as neighbors begin to leave the building due to the threat of more missile attacks. No fancy effects but they are enough for some real scares. 7/10
78. Frightmare aka Cover Up (1974)* (The Pete Walker Collection Vol. 2) Blu-Ray
A woman's parents are released from an asylum after fifteen years but she begins to suspect that they haven't been totally cured. Tasty horror thriller is well plotted and has some bloody scenes. Sheila Keith is particularly good as the unstable mother. 6/10

October 20
79. The Black Cat (1934) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection)
A newlywed couple gets caught up in the hatred between two World War 1 veterans. One of my favorites of the Lugosi/Karloff films well directed and set in a strange futuristic house built on the ruins of an old fort. The dialog may be just a little old fashioned at times but there is an underlying sense of menace and corruption, especially from Karloff's character. 7/10
80. The Vampire (1957) (The Vampire Collection (Mexican))
A vampire tries to dominate a family that owns a hacienda where an ancestor of his in entombed. Well done vampire movie with lots of creepy sets in a run down hacienda and some underground tombs. The vampire is menacing but the hero is a bit of a chicken. 6/10

October 21
81. American Nightmare (1983)*
A serial killer is murdering strippers and prostitutes and one man fears his missing sister might have been a victim. Very sleazy with lots of exotic dances on display and plenty of lowlifes in view. Not terribly bloody and the killer isn't too hard to figure out. 5/10
82. Psychomania (1973)*
The leader of a motorcycle gang discovers how to return from the dead (you have to really really believe you can) so he commits suicide and returns. He then convinces most of his gang to do the same. Strange but fun movie, not exactly lighthearted but not to be taken too seriously. Love those helmets. 6/10
83. Devil Times Five (1974)*
Five annoying psycho-kids take on seven dim witted adults. No matter who wins, the gene pool will lose. Exciting at times but also somewhat ridiculous. some bloody killings along with some kind of nutty ones. The acting is flat but maybe it's the script. Even old pro Gene Evans can't help. 4.5/10
84. The Curse (1987)* Blu-Ray
Shortly after something falls in a farmer's field the local plants and animals begin to undergo horrible changes. Although not credited clearly based on Lovecraft's "The Color Out of Space". Very exciting and creepy at times and while some of the effects are good, the miniature work leaves a little to be desired. The acting is variable but gets the job done. 7/10
85. Demonoid (1980)* Blu-Ray
A severed hand, able to possess people, is found deep in a mine in Mexico and tries to become part of the couple that found it. Fun but kind of insane with lots of hands cut off and a mashup soundtrack that ranges from funky action music to screeching violins. One car chase has vehicles flipping over right and left just for the heck of it. 5/10

October 22
86. Deadly Species (2002)* (Lionsgate (Another) Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
An anthropologist takes a group of students into the Everglades to search for a lost Indian tribe while the man financing the expedition searches for something far more valuable. The acting is pretty bad, especially the rich guy, the plot has been done before, the creatures are only fair, and it just gets boring at times. 4/10
87. Goodbye Gemini (1970)* Blu-Ray
Twins, a boy and a girl with a very strong, creepy relationship, go to London and run into all sorts of trouble. More crime drama than horror but well acted and paced with strong visuals and a few disturbing moments. Takes an unexpected turn I didn't quite get and ends on a downbeat note. 6/10
88. Madhouse aka there was a little girl (1981)*
A woman is terrorized after her now deformed twin sister escapes from a hospital. First hour is OK then the plot derails and the whole tone changes. I appreciated some of the insanity of the last part but it was also filled with nonsense and stupidity breaking any tension built up and giving me a few laughs. 4/10

October 23
89. Bloody Murder 2 (2003)* (Lionsgate (Another) Horror Collection 8 Movie Pack)
Counselors helping to close down a summer camp for the winter start dropping like flies after they play a game of Bloody Murder. Effective slasher with several suspenseful stalking scenes and brutal murders. The acting isn't that good but the plot has a couple of twists that almost make sense. 6/10
90. Gothika (2003)* (4 Film Favorites * Thriller Collection)
A psychiatrist suddenly finds herself a patient in the asylum in a penitentiary where she worked after being accused of killing her husband. Good ghostly thriller with an mystery that kept me guessing and a decent solution. There are a few improbabilities in the plot but the acting is fine and there are several creepy moments. 6.5/10
91. Dungeon of Harrow (1964)*
Two survivors of a shipwreck find themselves on an island ruled by an insane, sadistic count who shares his castle with his Nubian servant, a nurse, and a couple of other folks. Absurd dialog and awful acting make this a bad movie but one that I liked due to OK sets and makeup and a story that has several surprises along the way not to mention moments of weirdness that keep you watching for more. 4/10
92. Death by Invitation (1971)*
A witch seeks revenge on the ancestors of those who killed her hundreds of years ago. Standard story with subpar acting and dialog. Little emotion is shown except in the opening witch burning scene which results in a dream like quality and an aura of strangeness permeates the whole movie. This is not a good movie but I found it very much worth watching. 5/10

October 24
93. The Man and the Monster (1959)* Mexico
A musician makes calls upon dark forces to make him the world's greatest pianist. Of course, there's a catch. Atmospheric with good use of light and shadow and a slightly different take on the Jekyll and Hyde plot. OK looking monster. 6/10
94. Blood of the Virgins (1974)* Argentina
A bunch of fun loving vacationers run out of gas in the middle of the night and decide to stay at a deserted resort until morning. Uh Oh! Sometimes erotic modern day vampire tale has an eerie mood mainly due to a few arty touches and an excellent soundtrack. 7/10
95. At Midnight I Will Take Your Soul (1964)* (The Coffin Joe Collection R2) Brazil
A sadistic, bullying undertaker is looking for a woman to bear his son and causes plenty of suffering along the way. Very creepy atmosphere both from sets and the slightly over the top acting of star and director José Mojica Marins. There's a great scene at the end where he's running through a forest while certain omens happen one after the other. There are a few effects that don't work well but that's a minor point. 7/10
96. The House at the End of Time (2013)* Venezuela
After 30 years, a women convicted of murdering her husband is allowed to live out the rest of her sentence under house arrest at her former home where she is finally able to make sense of what happened. A haunted house story with a twist and an emphasis on characters which pays off in the end. There are also plenty of scares and strange events. The wrap up may be a little too pat but I didn't mind. 8.5/10
97. Yambao aka Cry of the Bewitched (1957)* (VCI Psychotronica Collection) Cuba/Mexico
The granddaughter of a slain voodoo priestess returns at the same time as the plague, plunging a usually peaceful sugar plantation into chaos. Just awful. There is minimal voodoo (a healing, a little mind control) and maximum song and dance whenever a ritual or significant event takes place. To be fair, the musical numbers aren't bad but there are way too many. Add an insipid love affair and you've got plenty of nothing. 2.5/10

October 25
98. Jack Frost (1997)* Blu-Ray
After an accident with a genetic research van, a serial killer turns into a killer snowman and seeks revenge on the town where he was captured. An absurd idea for a movie but I enjoyed every minute. There are a lot of funny lines an scenes and the murders can be pretty strange. 6/10
99. Hobgoblins (1988)* Blu-Ray
Creatures who can tap into a person's fantasies in order to destroy them escape from a vault and try to do just that. Didn't start out too bad but got boring pretty fast. Acting bad, script stupid, creatures look good but can barely move, humor falls flat. 3/10
100. Evils of the Night (1985)* Blu-Ray
Aliens who need to extract platelets from humans to save their own race hire two middle aged mechanics to obtain the people. OK. A little goofy but also bloody with some good looking women. Slow at times but exciting at the end. Several name stars a little past their prime are featured including the always welcome John Carradine . 4/10
101. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)* Blu-Ray
A family on vacation in the desert gets lost and ends up staying at sinister house with a bizarre caretaker. This is a bad movie but it's also funny as heck for much of the time. Torgo makes this film. When Torgo is on, I laughed my head off. Once The Master awakes things slow down. First time viewing the non-MST version. 4/10

October 26
102. Monkey Shines (1988)*
A man suffers an accident and becomes a quadriplegic and in order to help him out his best friend gives him a trained monkey that has been experimented upon to increase it's intelligence. Well acted with a good build up and a plot with some interesting ideas. Part of the resolution is quite shocking but another aspect is just too easy. 7/10
103. The Dark Half (1993)* Blu-Ray
When an academic writer reveals that he wrote trashy fiction under a pseudonym he is shocked to discover that his alter ego may be a real person who is trying to fame him for murder. Really creepy beginning and a good finish but in between is a little variable. 5/10
104. Two Evil Eyes (1990)* Blu-Ray
George Romero and Dario Argento each adapt an Edgar Allen Poe story. I liked Romero's ("The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar") a bit better than Argento's ("The Black Cat"). Performances are good in both but they seemed a bit too long, especially Argento's although his was grislier. 5.5/10
105. Human Beasts (1980)* (The Paul Naschy Collection) Blu-Ray
A mercenary is shot by those who he betrayed and is nursed back to health by a doctor and his two beautiful daughters who have their own plans for the man. Starts out as a crime drama with elements or horror gradually added to the mix. 6/10

October 27
106. Slither (2006)* Blu-Ray
Alien slugs land near a small town and start taking over humans. Lots of fun with good effects, gross monsters, a good story and funny jokes. 7/10
107. The Evictors (1979)* Blu-Ray
A couple moves into a house with a history of murders and a terrifying figure is soon stalking the place. Pretty standard plot although frankly the motivation for the terror seems a little weak and the perps are pretty easy to spot. The end doesn't quite ring true. 5/10
108. Sinister (2012)* Blu-Ray
A writer, researching a mass murder, finds some 8mm film that documents that crime and several others. Pretty good movie with a few jumps and a little different take on the killings. Never connected with the characters much. 6/10
109. The Mad Ghoul (1943) VHS
A chemistry professor reproduces a Mayan gas that robs people of their wills, turning them into zombie like slaves. Nice B-movie horror thriller has George Zucco, as the chemist, in fine form. Not very original but well carried out. 6/10

October 28
110. The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963)
A woman plans to use her niece to bring a powerful witch back to life. Very good with lots of great indoor and outdoor sets and a strong story. The miniatures are a little obvious but cool nonetheless. 7/10
111. The Brainiac (1962)
A demonic sorcerer, who must eat brains to live, returns to Earth after 300 years to kill the ancestors of those who originally destroyed him. Standard plot both entertaining and bizarre. The special effects are crude and the monster makeup is rubbery but it is put to good use. 6/10
112. The Initiation (1984)* Blu-Ray
After inmates escape from a sanitarium, friends and family of a collage girl plagued by nightmares begin to die. Very good slasher, with a plot a little more complicated and fleshed out than some and a good setting. A twist comes out of left field at the very end but it works well in this case. 7/10
113. Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1973)*
Some parapsychologists try to save a couple from a blood sacrifice but really there is almost no plot, just a series of vignettes about the powers and history of witchcraft. Some good looking women in sexy outfits and cheesy effects to wrap it all up. Not uninteresting but you're really glad when it's over. Fantastic title though. 4/10
114. The Velvet Vampire (1971)* (Roger Corman's Cult Classics Vampires, Mummies & Monsters Collection)
A female vampire invites a couple to her desert home in order to seduce them. I guess. Another slow mover, this time in kind of an arty style and dreamy atmosphere. Some nice desert shot but not much happens until the end and then it's too little too late. A chore to get through. 3.5/10
115. Scream of the Demon Lover (1970) VHS
A female biochemist goes to a typical Euro-horror castle and falls for a man trying to find a way to restore burnt flesh to help his brother. OK story, a little slow and with nothing new but entertaining. 5/10
116. Brides of Dracula (1960) with Svengoolie (2017)* Live TV
Not one of my favorite Hammer films but Sven always makes things more interesting. Originally aired in 2006 there were some new segments added to this broadcast.

October 29
117. Deranged (1974)* Blu-Ray
A deranged farmer unearths his mother a year after she was buried because he misses her and then decides to dig up some friends first to patch Mom up and then to join her. Well acted by lead Roberts Blossom with some really gross scenes especially near the beginning. Darkly humorous at times. Based on a true story. 7/10
118. Headhunter (1988)* Blu-Ray
Two Miami police detectives are assigned to series of murders where the victims heads are missing. OK police vs supernatural killer movie goes by the book and never really grabbed me all that much. When the creature is finally reveal it's only fair. Kind of forgettable. 5/10
119. Re-Animator (1985) Blu-Ray
A medical student develops a formula to re-animate dead tissue which causes a whole bunch of trouble. Smart, bloody and funny at times. Very entertaining. Jeffrey Combs is particularly good as the obsessed student. 7/10
120. The Tomb (2009)*
A literature professor is seduced and gives up everything for a beautiful woman trying to find a way to live forever. A little slow with low key acting but nice photography used to establish the mood. A little confusing a times and a few too many not so clever camera tricks. 4.5/10

October 30
121. The Haunting of Morella (1990)* Blu-Ray
During US colonial times followers attempt to resurrect a witch seventeen years after she died so she can possess her daughter. Based on a Poe story. Not as lavish as the earlier Corman Poe movies but pretty good. Nicole Eggert doesn't quite have the chops to carry off the double role and some of the other characters just seem too modern. 5/10
122. The Omen (1976)* (The Omen Collection) Blu-Ray
A diplomat and his wife begin to suspect that their son contains a great evil. Very good mainstream horror. Well acted and directed by seasoned pros. There is a growing sense of menace as we find out more about the child and a nice build up of tension near the end. There is also a very atmospheric scene in an abandoned cemetery. 7/10
123. Drag Me to Hell (2009)* Blu-Ray
A loan officer is cursed by an old gypsy woman and tries to find a way to stop a demon from taking her soul. Good story, good acting, and some good scares. 6.5/10
124. Metamorphisis (1990)* Blu-Ray
A scientist tries to crack the genetic code in order to find a way to get eternal life. Really cheap, often stupid, and slow moving. A monster takes forever to show up and at one point is just laughable. Lead Gene LeBrock does not do a very good job. 3/10
125. Beyond Darkness (1990)* Blu-Ray
A reverend is tricked into moving his family into a house that is controlled by a demon and twenty witches and is also a door to hell. Weird stuff starts happening and keeps happening. That's the plot in another Gene LeBrock starring role. He's only a little better in this one. 4/10

October 31
126. Halloween (2007)
A disturbed man, who killed most of his family when he was a child, escapes from an asylum and returns to his hometown on Halloween. Remake of a classic is good but suffers in comparison. Delves deeply into what made Michael Meyers a crazed killer. perhaps too much. Bloodier than the original but not more frightening. 6/10
127. Halloween II (2009)* Blu-Ray
Micheal Meyers returns and we see how his previous attacks affected the lives of the survivors. In some ways (more atmosphere and creepiness in spots) a better movie than the first, I did not like the direction this one took, although it was nice that it tried for something different. Seems to take place on Earth A-hole. 4/10
128. Trick 'r Treat (2007) 9/10
129. The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Blu-Ray 7/10
130. Night of the Living Dead (1968) 8/10
131. The Thing From Another World (1951) 10/10
132. The Man From Planet X (1951) Blu-Ray 7/10




Decades:
Spoiler:

--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 - 1
--- 1940 - 11
--- 1950 - 111151111
--- 1960 - 111151111511
--- 1970 - 1111511115111151111511115111151
--- 1980 - 111151111511115111151111511115
--- 1990 - 111151111511
--- 2000 - 1111511115111151111
--- 2010 - 1111511115111

Themes:
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Farewell Texas Gentleman Who Took the Chainsaw That Extra Mile, You Directed Poltergeist; We Know Your Style! - R.I.P. Tobe Hooper -
-X- 10/02: Radioactive Materials Produced from Industrial Waste, These Slimy Carcinogenic Poisons Will Give You Superpowers to Fly to Outer Space! - Slime, Goo & Toxic Waste Horror -
-X- 10/03: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers/ Giallos / Serial Killers -
-X- 10/04: Produced Carefully One Frame At a Time, These Two-Dimensional Abominations Are Nightmare-Fueled Versions of Modern Day Pantomime. - Animated Horror -
-X- 10/05: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
-X- 10/06: Enchanted Forests, Men with Hooks for Hands, A Ghostly Woman Residing in the Mirror ...It All Goes Hand In Hand. - Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror -
-X- 10/07: Mindfuckery of Lynchian Dream Logic Style with Hallucinogenic Head Trips that Beguile - Nightmares & Dreamscapes / Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
-X- 10/08: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Walking Corpses that are Undead!
Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
-X- 10/09: From Scream Queens to the Final Girl, These Deadly Women Will Make Your Nightmares Unfurl! - Day of the Woman: Female Directed Horror Films -
-X- 10/10: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter 5 - 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver) : It Survived -
-X- 10/11: Dusty Decaying Bones in Rat-Infested Paris Catacombs - Skull & Bones -
-X- 10/12: Some Poor Sap in the Museum's Egyptian Wing is Lying Dead ...Never Remove the Cursed Sarcophagus Amulet From the Mummy's Ancient Rotting Head. - Mummies -
-X- 10/13: It's That Annual Event At Camp Crystal Lake When Teens Get a Little Perverse ...Meanwhile Crazy Ralph Politely Reminds Everyone You're All Doomed; There's a Death Curse! - Unlucky Charms - A Celebration of Friday the 13th: Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films -
-X- 10/14: Intestinal Annihilation with a Little Arterial Spray, Add Some Gory Depravity & Blood Spatter... It's All In a Day! - Splatter / Gore -
-X- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
-X- 10/16: Print Media is Slowly Decaying. Two of the Big Dogs Unfortunately Won't Be Staying. - R.I.P. Fangoria / Video Watchdog -
-X- 10/17: Friends, Frenemies or Just a Figment of the Imagination;
That's a Friendship Crapshoot Gambling with Your Eradication! - Friends 'till the End: The Good, The Bad & The Imaginary -
-X- 10/18: Expectant Mothers Carrying the Antichrist; Their Freakishly Mutated Offspring Presumably Won't Play Nice! - Pregnancy Horror -
-X- 10/19: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
-X- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires -
-X- 10/21: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Belated, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Media Home Entertainment / Video Stores -
-X- 10/22: Manufactured Tulpas from Unearthly Dimensions Or Maybe Evil Twin Siblings Just Hanging At Local Horror Conventions? - Evil Twins & Doppelgangers -
-X- 10/23: Tonight's Forecast Calls for a 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... -
-X- 10/24: Now Boarding: Your Ticket to Sun-Drenched Terror! - Coffin Joe's Caribbean, Mexican & Central/South American Cruise to Port Oblivion Featuring Hispanic Icons -
-X- 10/25: The Shittiest, Cheapest Movies Mankind Ever Sprung; Some So Bad, They're Good ...Others are Killer Tongue! - IMDB Lowest Rated Horror -
-X- 10/26: Goodbye Godfather of the Modern Living Dead & Social Commentary Guru of What Needed to Be Said. - R.I.P. George A. Romero -
-X- 10/27: Hello Friends, Welcome to the 100th Anniversary of Antonio Bay! We're Murderous Ghost Mariners from A Leper Colony ...Yeah, We Can't Stay! - Small Town Horrors -
-X- 10/28: Binge-Watch Parties From Beyond the Grave & Benighted. Beware! There's a Catch; Pray You're Not Invited! - Mass Marathon of the Damned 8: Horror Parties -
-X- 10/29: Electronically Produced Via Keyboard from the Bowels of Hell... This Retro Futuristic Music from Beyond Is the Proverbial Death Knell. - The Synth of Fear -
-X- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
-X- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience a Decapitated Head! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
-X- Kevin Bacon - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- Tobin Bell - Boogeyman 2
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
-X- Veronica Cartwright - The Birds
-X- Peter Cushing - The Skull
-X- Jocelin Donahue - Insidious: Chapter 2
-X- Brad Dourif - Critters 4
--- Ethan Embry -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Black Cat (1934)
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- Christopher Lee - The Man Who Could Cheat Death
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
-X- Meg Tilly - One Dark Night
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
-X- Ted V. Mikels - Blood Orgy of the She-Devils
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
-X- Alessandro Alessandroni - Lady Frankenstein
--- Michael Parks -
-X- Adam West - One Dark Night
-X- George A. Romero - Monkey Shines
-X- John Heard - C.H.U.D.
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
-X- Sonny Landham - Poltergeist
-X- Jay Thomas - C.H.U.D.
-X- Tobe Hooper - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -
--- Hugh Hefner -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Antón García Abril - The Ghostly Galleon
--- John Carpenter -
--- Daniel Licht -
-X- Harry Manfredini - Friday the 13th (1980)

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
-X- David DeCoteau - Dreamaniac
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
-X- Jean Rollin - The Iron Rose
-X- Steve Miner - Friday the 13th Part 2
-X- James Wan - Insidious: Chapter 2
-X- Adam Wingard - Home Sick

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Patrick Baxter -
-X- Jason Collins - Insidious: Chapter 2
-X- Mark Shostrom - The Mutilator aka Fall Break
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
-X- Bradley Fuller - A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
-X- Roy Lee - It (2017)
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
-X- Robert Bloch - The Skull based on a short story
--- Jack Ketchum -
-X- H.P. Lovecraft - Re-Animator

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Agoraphobia - Boogeyman 2
-X- Anthology Film - Tales of Halloween
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - The House With Laughing Windows
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List - Death Trap aka Eaten Alive
-X- Based on a True Story - Ravenous
-X- Based on a Novel - The Undying Monster based on novel by Jessie Douglas Kerruish
-X- Cannibalism - Ravenous
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe - Pit and the Pendulum
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Brides of Dracula with Svengoolie
-X- Classic Universal Monsters Movie - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Jack Frost
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
-X- Death by: Fire - Island Claws
-X- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome - Hobgoblins
--- Documentary -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Critters 4
-X- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen - Fender Bemder from SethDLH 10/6
-X- Film From TCM's October Schedule - Poltergeist 10/31
-X- From a Basis Gogos Painting - Madhouse (1974) portrait of Vincent Price as Dr. Death
-X- Found Footage - Sinister
-X- Frankenstein - Lady Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Poltergeist
-X- Giallo - Death Walks on High Heels
-X- K-Horror - Train to Busan
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Birds
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Devil Times Five
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Curse of the Doll People
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Wyvern
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Yongary, Monster from the Deep
-X- Mummy - The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin: China - The Imp
--- Nazi -
-X- Psychological - The Mafu Cage
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Bloody Murder
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Trick 'r Treat
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - The Ghostly Galleon
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Poltergeist I, II, III
-X- Vampire - The Vampire
-X- Werewolf - The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Omen
-X- With Commentary - Caltiki, the Immortal Monster commentary by Tim Lucas
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Black Cat (1934) Karloff and Lugosi
-X- Zombie - Train to Busan

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

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, DVD The Birds
-X- Second format, Blu-Ray Fender Bender
-X- Third format, VHS The Mad Ghoul

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Italian, Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
-X- Second language, Spanish, Night of the Werewolf
-X- Third language, Czech, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
-X- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) - Insidious: Chapter 2
-X- Features music by Richard Band - The House on Sorority Row
-X- Was made in the 1950s - The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)
-X- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand - Demonoid
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- Features a solar eclipse -
-X- Has the words "It" in the title - It (2017)
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
-X- Takes place at a cemetery - The Iron Rose
-X- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role - Robert Englund played Buck in Eaten Alive

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920
-X- 1930 - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- 1940 - The Undying Monster (1942)
-X- 1950 - The Thing From Another World (1951)
-X- 1960 - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- 1970 - The Iron Rose (1973)
-X- 1980 - American Nightmare (1983)
-X- 1990 - The Haunting of Morella (1990)
-X- 2000 - Deadly Species (2002)
-X- 2010 - The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
-X- 1942 (75th) - The Undying Monster
-X- 1967 (50th) - Yongary, Monster from the Deep
-X- 1992 (25th) – Highway to Hell

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards - Brides of Dracula (1960) with Svengoolie Sven won Best Horror Host many times
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
-X- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel - Wyvern
-X- 100th Birthday of Santo - La venganza de las mujeres vampiro aka The Vengeance of the Vampire Women

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Poltergeist
-X- PG-13 - Critters 4
-X- R - Lady Frankenstein
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
--- M -
-X- GP - I Eat Your Skin


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

Venture Into the Literary World:
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Magazine (insert title). OPTIONAL
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October 1

1) The Wolf Man (1941) (Svengoolie, MeTV) - A Classic! Fun to watch with an old school Horror Host 5/5

2) The Invisible Ray (Svengoolie, MeTV) - Average movie but still has Lugosi and Karloff 2.5/5

October 2

3) Stake Land 2 (Bluray) - Good follow up. Similar tone as the first one but a little more action oriented 4/5

October 3

4) Child's Play (Bluray) - A classic from the 80's. Thought I would revisit it before checking out the latest sequels 5/5

5) Curse of Chucky (Bluray) - 2013 sequel that linked everything (so far) together. This series has always had pretty good continuity. 3.5/5

October 4

6) Cult of Chucky (Bluray) - A direct sequel to Curse, lots of fun for fans of the franchise. A lot of familiar faces return. Love the old school practical effects. 4/5

7) The Invisible Man (1933) (TCM HD) - When in doubt, queue up a Universal classic. 4/5

October 5

8) An American Werewolf In London (Bluray, "Restored Edition") - 5/5

9) Howl (Bluray) - Fantastic and probably underrated werewolf movie with a similar tone and style as Dog Soldiers. 4/5

October 7

10) Carrie (1976) (Bluray) - 5/5

11) Salems Lot (Bluray) - 4/5

October 9

12) Invaders From Mars (1986) (Bluray) - 4/5

13) Critters (DVD) - 4/5

October 10

14) Innocent Blood (Bluray) - A gem from John Landis. Think American Werewolf in London meets goodfellas only with vampires. Maybe a better title would have been "A Parisian Vampire in New York"...Anyway, fun flick that looks great on bluray. 4.5/5

October 12

15) Slither (Bluray) - A favorite finally on bluray. 5/5

16) Jason X (DVD) - A guilty pleasure perhaps 3.5/5

October 18

17) Freddy vs. Jason (Bluray) - 4.5/5

18) Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (SonyHD) - Effects by the great Ray Harryhausen 3/5

October 19

19) The Exorcist III (Shout Factory Bluray edition) - The real sequel to the original Exorcist written and directed by William Peter Blatty. An underrated gem. 4/5

20) 31 (Rob Zombie's) (Bluray) - 4/5

21) Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (HDNet Movies hosted by Rob Zombie) - A very good entry in the TCM series 3.5/5

October 20

22) Blade II (Bluray) - 4.5/5

23) The Lost Boys (Bluray) - 5/5

24) Underworld: Awakening - Still an entertaining franchise 4/5

25) Priest (Unrated) (Bluray) - 3.5/5

October 21

26) The Devil's Rejects (HDNet Movies hosted by Rob Zombie) - Absolutely the best use of Freebird in a movie. 5/5

27) Pet Sematary (PPV HD) - Steven King classic! 4/5

28) Tarantula (meTV, Svengoolie) - 50's giant bug fun 3.5/5

October 22

29) In The Mouth Of Madness (Bluray) - 4/5

30) The Grudge (Unrated DVD) - 4/5

31) The Grudge 2 (DVD) - 3.5/5

October 23

32) Underworld: Blood Wars (Bluray) - 4/5

33) Frankenstein (meTV, Svengoolie) - 5/5

October 24

34) The Hidden (Bluray) - Another hidden (pun intended) gem 4/5

35) The Blob (1988) (HDNet Movies hosted by Rob Zombie) - A very good 80's remake of a classic 4.5/5

October 25

36) 28 Days Later (Bluray) - 4/5

37) The Blob (1958) (HDNet Movies hosted by Rob Zombie) - I prefer the 1988 remake. This one is rather slow in comparison. 3/5

October 26

38) Land of the Dead (Bluray) - Another Romero classic 4/5

October 27

39) Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (Bluray) - 4.5/5

40) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Bluray) - 4/5

41) Pumpkinhead (bluray) - A Halloween must watch 5/5

October 29

42) Body Snatchers (Bluray) - A more horror oriented version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. 4/5

43) The Brides of Dracula (meTV, Svengoolie) - A little Hammer Horror is a must during the Halloween season. 5/5

44) Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (DVD) - One of my favorites from the series. 4.5/5

October 30

45) Rob Zombie's Halloween (Unrated Bluray) - 5/5

46) Night of the Demons (Bluray) - 4.5/5

Halloween

47) Halloween, John Carpenter's (Extended Television Version, DVD) - The extended version has about 12 minutes of extra footage shot for television broadcast. Doesn't really add anything to the story, though the sequence with Doctor Loomis at the beginning is interesting. For a movie I've seen so many times, its fun to have a slightly different version t watch every so often. 5/5

48) Halloween H2O (DVD) - Really well done sequel. Would have been interesting to see what John carpenter would have done with it had he accepted the chance to write it. 4.5/5


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September 30th
1. Cronos (1993)
2. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

October 1st
3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)*
5. Eaten Alive (1976)

October 2nd
6. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
7. Class of Nuke 'Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)*
8. Class of Nuke 'Em High 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid (1994)*

October 3rd
9. Horror of Dracula (1958)
10. The Brides of Dracula (1960)
11. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

October 4th
12. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
13. Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
14. Scars of Dracula (1970)
15. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

October 5th
16. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)
17. Mr. Vampire (1985)
18. Blood of the Virgins (1974)

October 6th
19. Cat People (1942)
20. Cat People (1982)

October 7th
21. The Mummy (1959)
22. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
23. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
24. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)
25. Paranoiac (1963)
26. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

October 8th
27. Captain Clegg (1962)
28. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
29. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
30. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

October 9th
31. The Gorgon (1964)
32. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

October 10th
33. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
34. The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
35. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

October 11th
36. Vampire Circus (1972)
37. Countess Dracula (1971)
38. Twins of Evil (1971)
39. Hands of the Ripper (1971)
40. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

October 12th
41. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)
42. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973)

October 13th
43. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
44. The Body Snatcher (1945)
45. Isle of the Dead (1945)

October 14th
46. Bedlam (1946)
47. The Leopard Man (1943)
48. The Ghost Ship (1943)
49. The Seventh Victim (1943)
50. The Haunting (1963)

October 15th
51. Godzilla (1954)
52. Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
53. Godzilla (2014)

October 16th
54. Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
55. Black Sunday (1960)
56. The Whip and the Body
(1963)

October 17th
57. Lisa and the Devil (1973)
58. Blood and Black Lace (1964)
59. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

October 18th
60. Messiah of Evil (1973)*
61. Nightmare (1981)*
62. Arachnia (2003)*
63. Arachnophobia (1990)

October 19th
64. Alucarda (1977)
65. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)*

October 20th
66. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
67. Jigoku (1960)

October 21st
68. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
69. Dark Water (2002)*
70. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)
71. Genocide (1968)
72. The X from Outer Space (1967)

October 22nd
73. Kwaidan (1964)
74. Kuroneko (1968)

October 23rd
75. Inferno (1980)
76. Deep Red (1975)
77. Tenebre (1982)

October 24th
78. Phenomena (1985)
79. Night of the Creeps (1986)
80. Lifeforce (1985)
81. Howling II: Stirba (1985)*

October 25th
82. Pigs (1972)*
83. Varan (1958)
84. Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
85. Onibaba (1964)

October 26th
86. Fiend Without a Face (1958)
87. Frankenstein (1931)
88. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

October 27th
89. Dracula (1931)
90. Dracula (Spanish) (1931)

October 28th
91. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
92. The Haunted Palace (1963)
93. Witchfinder General (1968)
94. Theatre of Blood (1973)
95. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
96. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

October 29th
97. The Fly (1958)
98. Return of the Fly (1959)

October 30th
99. The Fog (1980)

October 31st
100. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
101. Halloween (1978)

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Goal

100 in 31 Days

The Checklist
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
Kevin Bacon - Friday the 13th (1980)
Tobin Bell - Saw
Michael Biehn -
Doug Bradley -
Veronica Cartwright - Alien
Peter Cushing - Horror of Dracula
Jocelin Donahue - The House of the Devil
Brad Dourif - Cult of Chucky
Ethan Embry -
Boris Karloff - Frankenstein (1931)
Brea Grant -
Kane Hodder - Prison
Elizabeth Kaitan -
Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula
Rose McGowan -
R.A. Mihailoff -
Dina Myer - Saw
Meg Tilly - One Dark Night
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - The Ring Two

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
Don Calfa - Return of the Living Dead
John Vulich - Day of the Dead (1985)
Ted V. Mikels -
John Zacherle -
William Peter Blatty - The Exorcist
Carrie Fisher -
Miguel Ferrer - The Shining - Part II (1990)
John Hurt - Alien
Bill Paxton -
Robert Day -
Alessandro Alessandroni -
Michael Parks -
Adam West - One Dark Night
George A. Romero - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
John Heard -
Sam Shepard -
Robert Hardy -
Haruo Nakajima -
Sonny Landham -
Jay Thomas -
Tobe Hooper - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Martin Landau -
Harry Dean Stanton - Alien
Bernie Casey -
Hugh Hefner -

Select 2 film composers:
Antón García Abril -
John Carpenter - Halloween (1978)
Daniel Licht -
Harry Manfredini - Slaughter High

Select 5 directors:
Dario Argento - Dracula 3D
Don Coscarelli -
David DeCoteau -
Mike Flanagan - Gerald's Game
Tom Holland - Thinner
Mary Lambert -
Jean Rollin -
Steve Miner -
James Wan - Saw
Adam Wingard - You're Next

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
Patrick Baxter -
Jason Collins - Holidays
Mark Shostrom - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Bud Westmore - Creature from the Black Lagoon

Select 2 producers:
Bradley Fuller -
Dino De Laurentiis - Firestarter
Roy Lee - The Ring
Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
Jaume Balagueró -
Robert Bloch - Psycho (1960)
Jack Ketchum -
H.P. Lovecraft - The House by the Cemetery

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
*3-D Film - Dracula 3D
Agoraphobia -
Anthology Film - Holidays
Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Opera
Appears on Video Nasties List - The House by the Cemetery
Based on a True Story - The Exorcist
Based on a Novel - Gerald's Game
Cannibalism - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe - Two Evil Eyes
Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
Classic Universal Monsters Movie - Dracula (1931)
Comedy / Spoof - The Babysitter
Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Carnival of Souls
Death by: Fire - Firestarter
Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
Documentary - One For The Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead'
Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Alien
Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen - Gerald's Game
Film From TCM's October Schedule - Ben
From a Basis Gogos Painting - Dracula
Found Footage -
Frankenstein - Frankenstein (1931)
Ghost / Haunting - The House by the Cemetery
Giallo - Opera
K-Horror -
Killer / Evil Animal - Cujo
Killer / Evil Child - Firestarter
Killer / Evil Doll - Cult of Chucky
Made-for-TV Movie - Bad Ronald
Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - It Waits
Mummy - The Mummy (1932)
Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Phantom of the Paradise
Nation of Origin: China -
Nazi -
Psychological - Gerald's Game
Rape / Revenge - The Last House on the Left (1972)
Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Slaughter High
Takes Place on a Holiday - Dead End
Takes Place on or Under the Sea - 47 Meters Down
Three Installments in a Franchise - The Evil Dead / Evil Dead 2 / Army of Darkness
Vampire - Dracula 3D
Werewolf - The Wolf Man (1941)
Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Children of the Corn (1983)
With Commentary - Phenomena
With Two or More Horror Legends - The Wolf Man (1941)
Zombie - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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

Watch films in at least three formats:
First format, (Streaming), (Gerald's Game).
Second format, (DVD), (Slaughter High).
Third format, (Blu-ray), (Cujo).

Watch films in at least three languages:
First language, (English), (Gerald's Game).
Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) - Beyond the Gates
Features music by Richard Band - Prison
Was made in the 1950s -
Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
Features a solar eclipse - Gerald's Game
Has the words "It" in the title - It Waits
Was directed by David Cronenberg -
Stars Michelle Bauer -
Takes place at a cemetery - One Dark Night
Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role - Prison

Select 8 decades of film history:
1890 -
1900 -
1910 -
1920 -
1930 - Dracula (1931)
1940 - The Wolf Man (1941)
1950 - Creature from the Black Lagoon
1960 - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
1970 - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
1980 - Slaughter High
1990 - It - Part I (1990)
2000 - One For The Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead'
2010 - Gerald's Game

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
1942 (75th) -
1967 (50th) -
1992 (25th)Candyman

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards - The Ring
20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -
100th Birthday of Santo -

Select 4 ratings:
G -
PG - Ben
PG-13 - 47 Meters Down
R - Slaughter High
NC-17 -
X - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II
Unrated - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
M -
GP -


Black = DVD
Blue = Blu-ray
Orange = Streaming
Red = TV/DVR/On Demand
Purple = PC

September 30 (Evening)
001) Gerald's Game
002) Slaughter High

October 1
003) Cujo
004) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
005) Firestarter
006) Bad Ronald
007) It - Part I (1990)

October 2
008) It - Part II (1990)

October 3
009) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part II
010) Prison

October 4
011) Ben
012) The Neon Demon

October 5
013) Night of the Living Dead (1968)

October 6
014) One For The Fire: The Legacy of 'Night of the Living Dead'
015) Dawn of the Dead (1978)
016) Day of the Dead (1985)

October 7
017) Cult of Chucky
018) Children of the Corn (1983)
019) Dracula 3D
020) Carnival of Souls
021) Candyman

October 8
022) Phantom of the Paradise
023) 47 Meters Down
024) Prom Night (1980)

October 9
025) It Waits
026) The House of the Devil
027) The House by the Cemetery
028) The Shining - Part I (1997)
029) The Shining - Part II (1997)

October 10
030) The Shining - Part III (1997)
031) Opera
032) Dead End

October 11
033) Holidays
034) Night of the Demons (1988)

October 12
035) Tenebrae
036) Two Evil Eyes

October 13
037) Friday the 13th (1980)
038) Dracula (1931)

October 14
039) Frankenstein (1931)
040) The Mummy (1932)
041) The Wolf Man (1941)
042) Creature from the Black Lagoon
043) Saw
044) Alien

October 15
045) It (2017)
046) The Babysitter

October 16
047) Buffy the Vampire Slayer
048) Return of the Living Dead

October 17
048) Stranger Things - Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers
----- Stranger Things - Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street
049) Stranger Things - Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly
----- Stranger Things - Chapter Four: The Body

October 18
050) Stranger Things - Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat
----- Stranger Things - Chapter Six: The Monster
051) Stranger Things - Chapter Seven: The Bathtub
----- Stranger Things - Chapter Eight: The Upside Down

October 19
052) Don't Torture a Duckling
053) Phenomena (w/ Commentary)

October 20
054) Halloween (1978)
055) The Changeling

October 21
056) The Guardian (1990)
057) One Dark Night
058) Bad Moon
059) Horror of Dracula
060) The Ring
061) The Ring Two

October 22
062) My Best Friend is a Vampire
063) Trick or Treat
064) The Monster Squad
065) The Exorcist

October 23
066) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
067) The Evil Dead (1981)

October 24
068) Evil Dead 2
069) Army of Darkness

October 25
070) The Strangers
071) The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 26
072) The Last House on the Left (1972)
073) Psycho (1960)
074) Demons

October 27
075) The Funhouse

October 28
076) Martin
077) The Witches
078) Beyond the Gates
079) Hush
080) Ghost Story

October 29
081) Body Parts
082) Maximum Overdrive
083) The Hitcher (1986)
084) You're Next

October 30
085) Thinner
086) The Serpent and the Rainbow
087) Black Christmas (1974)
088) Zombie
089) Suspiria

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October 1

1. Mad In Italy (2011). FTV. Watched on DVR. An Italian horror with a psycho keeping a woman chained in his apartment while he looks for a job and kills the odd person.

A slow burn with not much happening. He does make the girl model an intestine he pulled out of someone earlier that day. 5/10.


2. The Night Shift (2016). FTV. Watched on DVD. A security guard is brought in to watch a house during the night. He doesn't know he is really there to be sacrifice for some demons.

A real boring piece of crap. They throw in a sex scene to help things but it doesn't help things. Avoid. 2.5/10.

3. Hisss (2010). FTV. Watched on DVR. A Bollywood horror where a man dying of brain cancer seeks out the Snake Goddess in hopes of obtaining immortality. She has resentments as to how he goes about it and transforms into a big ass cobra. Things get bad for everybody.

A pretty cheesy flick incorporating rubber and CGI for the effects. Of course you do get a dance number squeezed in. 4/10.

4. Moth (2016). FTV. Watched on DVD. A teacher and a student head off to the woods in search of Mothman.

An awful found footage flick where nothing happens until the last five minutes and even that is a let down. 3.5/10.

5. Noroi: The Curse (2005). FTV. Seen on DVR. An investigative journalist grabs his camera and begins to seek out the truth behind an ancient demon.

This one was done as a documentary put together from interviews and found footage. Creepy as hell and very well executed. This one blows away Blair Witch and The Poughkeepsie Tapes. In Japanese with subtitles. 6.5/10.

6. Strange Events (2017). FTV. Watched on DVD. An anthology horror flick with a couple good stories but most of them are predictable, regurgitated or just plain dumb. 4/10.

7. Perfidy (2014). FTV. Watched on DVR. A couple heads to the woods for some relaxation at the cottage but end up being targets of an ancient cult who wants their unborn child.

A Spanish horror that has no tension and zero scares. You might fall asleep watching this one. 3/10.

8. Paranoia Tapes (2017). FTV. Watched on DVD. A string of short found footage tapes put together in one sick offering. Lots of twisted and demented scenes that starts out strong then fizzles near the end. In the vein of V/H/S but definitely sicker. 5/10.

9. Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper (2016). FTV. Watched on DVD. A man wakes up on an island with a lighthouse and old man taking care of it. While trying to find a way off the island he discovers the hidden horrors of the place and who he really is.

A slow burner that reveals more as it goes along. It has a lot of the same themes from Poe's other work The Fall Of The House Of Usher. Vernon Wells plays the keeper. 5.5/10.

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☼ = First Time Viewing

Saturday, September 30
1 – The Uninvited (1944)
1.5 – Twin Peaks (2017) - "Part 1"

Sunday, October 1
2 – Twin Peaks (2017) - "Part 2"
2.5 – Twin Peaks (2017) - "Part 3"

Monday, October 2
3 – Twin Peaks (2017) - "Part 4"
3.25 – Primal Screen (2017) - Episode 1

Sunday, October 8
4.25 – The Changeling (1980)
4.75 – Halloween Wars: Season 7, Episode 1 - "Hitchhiker's Worst Nightmare" (2017)
5.75 – Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Monday, October 9
6.25 – Halloween Wars: Season 7, Episode 2 - "Secret Creature Reveal" (2017)

Tuesday, October 10
7.25 – The Resurrected (1991)

Wednesday, October 11
7.5 – Ghosted: Season 1, Episode 2 – "Bee-Mo" (2017)

Friday, October 13
8.5 – Happy Death Day (2017)

Saturday, October 14
9.5 – Lifeforce (1985)
10.5 – Creep (2014)
11.5 – Lights Out (2016)
10.5 – Gerald's Game (2017)

Sunday, October 15
11 – Lore: Season 1, Episode 1 – "They Made a Tonic" (2017)
12 – Jackals (2017)

Monday, October 16
12.5 – Halloween Wars: Season 7, Episode 3 - "Monster Party" (2017)
13 – Lore: Season 1, Episode 2 – "Echoes" (2017)

Tuesday, October 17
14 – It Comes at Night (2017)

Wednesday, October 18
15 – XX (2017)

Saturday, October 21
16 – Nosferatu (1922)

Sunday, October 21
17 – Season of the Witch (2011)
18 – 13 Demons (2016)
19 – The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)

Monday, October 23
19.5 – Halloween Wars: Season 7, Episode 4 - "Zombie Cooking Show" (2017)
20 – Never Hike Alone (2017)

Tuesday, October 24
21 – A Disney Halloween (1983)

Monday, October 30
22 – Shivers (1975)
23 – I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House (2016)
24 – Last Shift (2014)
25 – Darling (2015)
26 – Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Ethan Embry -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
--- Christopher Lee - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer - Twin Peaks (2017) - "Part 3"
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
--- Adam West -
--- George A. Romero -
--- John Heard -
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham -
--- Jay Thomas -
--- Tobe Hooper - Lifeforce (1985)
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -
--- Hugh Hefner -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Daniel Licht -
--- Harry Manfredini -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan - Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
--- James Wan -
--- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Patrick Baxter -
--- Jason Collins -
--- Mark Shostrom -
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
--- Bradley Fuller - Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Roy Lee -
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Jack Ketchum -
--- H.P. Lovecraft - The Resurrected (1991) (inspired by "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward")

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film - XX (2017)
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story - Lore: Season 1, Episode 1 – "They Made a Tonic" (2017)
--- Based on a Novel - The Uninvited (1944)
--- Cannibalism - The Resurrected (1991)
--- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie - Dracula (1931)
--- Comedy / Spoof - Ghosted: Season 1, Episode 2 – "Bee-Mo" (2017)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - The Uninvited (1944)
--- Death by: Fire - Lifeforce (1985)
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary - Primal Screen (2017) - Episode 1
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Lifeforce (1985)
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage - Creep (2014)
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting - The Uninvited (1944)
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal - Gerald's Game (2017)
--- Killer / Evil Child - Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
--- Killer / Evil Doll - Primal Screen (2017) - Episode 1
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological - Creep (2014)
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Happy Death Day (2017)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Ghosted: Season 1, Episode 2 – "Bee-Mo" (2017) (Halloween)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire - Dracula (1931)
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Jackals (2017)
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie - Lifeforce (1985)

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

Watch films in at least three formats:
--- First format, Blu-Ray, The Uninvited (1944)
--- Second format, Streaming, Twin Peaks (2017)
--- Third format, Theatrical, Happy Death Day (2017)

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, English, The Uninvited (1944)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) - Shivers (1975) – Barbara Steele
--- Features music by Richard Band -
--- Was made in the 1950s -
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- Features a solar eclipse - Gerald's Game (2017)
--- Has the words "It" in the title - It Comes at Night (2017)
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg - Shivers (1975)
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
--- Takes place at a cemetery -
--- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 - Nosferatu (1922)
--- 1930 - Dracula (1931)
--- 1940 - The Uninvited (1944)
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
--- 1970 - Shivers (1975)
--- 1980 - The Changeling (1980)
--- 1990 - The Resurrected (1991)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 - Twin Peaks (2017)

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1942 (75th) -
--- 1967 (50th) -
--- 1992 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards -
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -
--- 100th Birthday of Santo -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
--- PG -
--- PG-13 - Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
--- R - The Changeling (1980)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated - The Uninvited (1944)
--- M -
--- GP -


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

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

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10/1

1. The Hidden
2. Green Room

10/2

3. Paranorman

10/5

4. Cult of Chucky

10/7
TV-4.5. American Horror Story Cult: Episode 3, Neighbors from Hell (1/2 entry)
TV-5. American Horror Story Freak Show: Episode 4, 11/9 (1/2 entry)

10/10
TV-5.5. American Horror Story Cult: Episode 5, Holes (1/2 entry)

10/12

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I can't wait! Year 13 for me. Crazy. Goal: 60. Previous record: 66.

All done! 82 is a new record. I watched at least one movie every single day of the month. I've never done that before. What a great time!

* denotes new viewing

September 30 (after dusk)
1. Drag Me to Hell -- 4.5/5
2. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)* -- 3/5
3. Nightmare Sisters* -- 3/5
October 1
4. Beetlejuice - 3.5/5
5. Pumpkinhead - 3.5/5
6. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings* - 2.5/5
October 2
7. Popcorn* - 3.5/5
8. Horror House on Highway Five* 3.5/5
9. From Beyond - 4/5
10. C.H.U.D.* - 3/5
October 3
11. Creepshow - 4/5
October 4
12. The House by the Cemetery - 4/5
13. The Tingler - 3.5/5
14. Frightmare (aka The Horror Star)* - 3.5/5
October 5
15. The Slayer* - 3.5/5
October 6
16. The Dark Half - 3.5/5
October 7
17. Exorcist II: The Heretic* - 3/5
18. Massage Parlor Murders* - 3/5
19. Castle Freak* - 4/5
20. Evils of the Night* - 3.5/5
21. Re-Animator - 5/5
22. Hack-O-Lantern* - 4/5
October 8
23. (wildcard) Blade Runner 2049* - 5/5
24. Dagon - 3.5/5
October 9
25. Vampire's Kiss* - 3.5/5
26. One Dark Night* - 3.5/5
October 10
27. In the Mouth of Madness - 4.5/5
28. 976-EVIL*
October 11
29. Daughters of Darkness* - 4/5
October 12
30. Demons - 4/5
31. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)* - 4/5
32. Nightmare Weekend* - 3.5/5
October 13
33. The House of the Devil - 5/5
34. Friday the 13th Part 2 - 3.5/5
35. Troll 2
October 14
36. The Black Cat (1934)* - 3.5/5
October 15
37. Zombie - 4/5
38. Kill Baby, Kill - 5/5
39. After Midnight* - 3.5/5
40. Creepozoids* - 2.5/5
October 16
41. Necronomicon* - 4/5
42. Don't Torture a Duckling* - 4.5/5
43. Slither - 4/5
October 17
44. A Bay of Blood - 4.5/5
45. Brain Damage* - 3.5/5
October 18
46. The House with Laughing Windows* 4/5
47. Evil Ed* - 3.5/5
48. The Mutilator* - 3.5/5
October 19
49. The Mist - 4.5/5
50. Return of the Living Dead II* - 3/5
51. Return of the Living Dead III* - 3.5/5
October 20
52. The Dorm That Dripped Blood* - 3.5/5
October 21
53. Mountain Motel Massacre* - 3/5
October 22
54. Strait-Jacket* - 3.5/5
55. Death Line (aka Raw Meat)* - 3.5/5
October 23
56. The Exorcist III* - 4/5
57. Spasmo* - 3.5/5
58. The Driller Killer* - 4/5
October 24
59. Sleepaway Camp - 4/5
60. The New York Ripper - 4/5
61. Madhouse (aka There Was a Little Girl)* - 4/5
October 25
62. Village of the Damned (1995)* 3.5/5
63. Ghosthouse* 3/5
64. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (Producer’s Cut)* - 4/5
October 26
65. The Bad Seed* - 4/5
66. The Lords of Salem - 4.5/5
67. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later* - 3/5
October 27
68. Ghostwatch - 4/5
69. The Dead Next Door - 4/5
October 28
70. Creepshow 2 - 4/5
71. Demon Wind* - 3.5/5
October 29
72. The People Under the Stairs - 4/5
73. Creep - 4/5
October 30
74. Creep 2* - 4/5
75. Halloween (2007) -3.5/5
76. Halloween II (2009)* - 4/5
October 31
77. Halloween: Resurrection* - 2/5
78. Halloween III: Season of the Witch - 4/5
79. (wildcard) It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - 4/5
80. The Old Dark House* - 4.5/5
81. Halloween (1978) - 5/5
82. House on Haunted Hill (1959) - 4/5
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INDIE'S NO FRILLS 13th ANNUAL OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE


GOALS: First time viewings (except for on Friday the 13th). Minimum of 13 films/and or TV episodes and selections from Theme Nights, the Subset List and Checklist. I follow the official rules regarding show lengths and entries.
Full reviews of movies at: https://letterboxd.com/sofasinema/ LIST FINALIZED: ONE GOAL ACHIEVED: 100% FTV. Didn't do great this year otherwise, but at least I participated.

MY OCTOBER WATCHLIST
01. American Horror Story: Season 7, Episode 1: "Election Night" (2017) 7.3/10
01. American Horror Story: Season 7, Episode 2: "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (2017) 7.1/10
02. Amazing Stories: Season 2, Episode 21: "Miss Stardust" (1987) 4.8/10
02. American Horror Story: Season 7, Episode 3: "Neighbors From Hell" (2017) 7.4/10
03. Iced (1988) 7.6/10
04. Cult of Chucky (2017) 5.1/10
05. American Horror Story: Season 7, Episode 4: "11/9" (2017) 7.8/10
05. American Horror Story: Season 7, Episode 5: "Holes" (2017) 6.9/10
06. VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media (2016) 7.6/10
07. Amityville: The Awakening (2017) 4.2/10
08. Clowntown (2016) 4.6/10
09. The Devil and Max Devlin (1981) 3.7/10
10. The Babysitter (2017) 5.6/10

THEME NIGHTS
Spoiler:

-X- 10/01: Farewell Texas Gentleman Who Took the Chainsaw That Extra Mile, You Directed Poltergeist; We Know Your Style! - R.I.P. Tobe Hooper - Amazing Stories: "Miss Stardust"
--- 10/02: Radioactive Materials Produced from Industrial Waste, These Slimy Carcinogenic Poisons Will Give You Superpowers to Fly to Outer Space! - Slime, Goo & Toxic Waste Horror -
-X- 10/03: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers/ Giallos / Serial Killers - Iced
--- 10/04: Produced Carefully One Frame At a Time, These Two-Dimensional Abominations Are Nightmare-Fueled Versions of Modern Day Pantomime. - Animated Horror -
--- 10/05: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
--- 10/06: Enchanted Forests, Men with Hooks for Hands, A Ghostly Woman Residing in the Mirror ...It All Goes Hand In Hand. - Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror -
--- 10/07: Mindfuckery of Lynchian Dream Logic Style with Hallucinogenic Head Trips that Beguile - Nightmares & Dreamscapes / Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
--- 10/08: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Walking Corpses that are Undead!
Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
--- 10/09: From Scream Queens to the Final Girl, These Deadly Women Will Make Your Nightmares Unfurl! - Day of the Woman: Female Directed Horror Films -
--- 10/10: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter 5 - 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver) : It Survived -
--- 10/11: Dusty Decaying Bones in Rat-Infested Paris Catacombs - Skull & Bones -
--- 10/12: Some Poor Sap in the Museum's Egyptian Wing is Lying Dead ...Never Remove the Cursed Sarcophagus Amulet From the Mummy's Ancient Rotting Head. - Mummies -
--- 10/13: It's That Annual Event At Camp Crystal Lake When Teens Get a Little Perverse ...Meanwhile Crazy Ralph Politely Reminds Everyone You're All Doomed; There's a Death Curse! - Unlucky Charms - A Celebration of Friday the 13th: Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films -
--- 10/14: Intestinal Annihilation with a Little Arterial Spray, Add Some Gory Depravity & Blood Spatter... It's All In a Day! - Splatter / Gore -
--- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/16: Print Media is Slowly Decaying. Two of the Big Dogs Unfortunately Won't Be Staying. - R.I.P. Fangoria / Video Watchdog -
--- 10/17: Friends, Frenemies or Just a Figment of the Imagination;
That's a Friendship Crapshoot Gambling with Your Eradication! - Friends 'till the End: The Good, The Bad & The Imaginary -
--- 10/18: Expectant Mothers Carrying the Antichrist; Their Freakishly Mutated Offspring Presumably Won't Play Nice! - Pregnancy Horror -
-X- 10/19: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances - Amityville: The Awakening
--- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires -
--- 10/21: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Belated, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Media Home Entertainment / Video Stores -
--- 10/22: Manufactured Tulpas from Unearthly Dimensions Or Maybe Evil Twin Siblings Just Hanging At Local Horror Conventions? - Evil Twins & Doppelgangers -
--- 10/23: Tonight's Forecast Calls for a 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... -
--- 10/24: Now Boarding: Your Ticket to Sun-Drenched Terror! - Coffin Joe's Caribbean, Mexican & Central/South American Cruise to Port Oblivion Featuring Hispanic Icons -
--- 10/25: The Shittiest, Cheapest Movies Mankind Ever Sprung; Some So Bad, They're Good ...Others are Killer Tongue! - IMDB Lowest Rated Horror -
--- 10/26: Goodbye Godfather of the Modern Living Dead & Social Commentary Guru of What Needed to Be Said. - R.I.P. George A. Romero -
-X- 10/27: Hello Friends, Welcome to the 100th Anniversary of Antonio Bay! We're Murderous Ghost Mariners from A Leper Colony ...Yeah, We Can't Stay! - Small Town Horrors - Clowntown
--- 10/28: Binge-Watch Parties From Beyond the Grave & Benighted. Beware! There's a Catch; Pray You're Not Invited! - Mass Marathon of the Damned 8: Horror Parties - The Babysitter
--- 10/29: Electronically Produced Via Keyboard from the Bowels of Hell... This Retro Futuristic Music from Beyond Is the Proverbial Death Knell. - The Synth of Fear -
--- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience a Decapitated Head! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -



SUBSET LIST
Spoiler:

--- 09/30: group vote - Cronos (1993)
--- 11/01: group vote - Arachnophobia (1990)
--- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2017)

--- 10/01: Dick Laurent - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
--- 10/02: shellebelle - C.H.U.D (1984)
--- 10/03: ororama - Amer (2009)
--- 10/04: clckworang - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
--- 10/05: Darkgod - Bad Moon (1996)
--- 10/06: hbsvb - Candyman (1992)
--- 10/07: Gobear - The Void (2016)
--- 10/08: arw6040 - Train to Busan (2016)
--- 10/09: jacob_b - Raw (2016)
--- 10/10: nezumi - Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Highway to Hell (1992)
--- 10/11: rbrown498 - The Screaming Skull (1958)
--- 10/12: Trevor - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
--- 10/13: tarfrimmer - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
--- 10/14: Chad - One Dark Night (1982)
--- 10/15: Mondo Kane - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- 10/16: Bladz - Martyrs (2008)
--- 10/17: mallratcal - Pin (1988)
--- 10/18: numbercrunch - Seeding of a Ghost [Zhong gui] (1983)
--- 10/19: pacaway - Under the Shadow (2016)
--- 10/20: Shack - Ganja & Hess (1973)
--- 10/21: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Day of the Dead (1985)
--- 10/22: Undeadcow - +1 (2013)
--- 10/23: TheBigDave - Dolls (1987)
--- 10/24: alyxstarr - Alucarda (1977)
--- 10/25: WillieMLF - Hobgoblins (1988)
--- 10/26: PCBreakdown - The Crazies (1973)
--- 10/27: DaveyJoe - Messiah of Evil (1973)
--- 10/28: SethDLH - The Initiation (1984)
--- 10/29: Darth Maher - The Fog (1980)
--- 10/30: SterlingBen - Witchtrap (1989)
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Ghostwatch (1992)


CHECKLIST
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Jocelin Donahue -
-X- Brad Dourif - Cult of Chucky
--- Ethan Embry -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
--- Adam West -
--- George A. Romero -
--- John Heard -
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham -
--- Jay Thomas -
-X- Tobe Hooper - Amazing Stories: "Miss Stardust"
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -
--- Hugh Hefner -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Daniel Licht -
--- Harry Manfredini -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
--- James Wan -
--- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Patrick Baxter -
--- Jason Collins -
--- Mark Shostrom -
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
--- Bradley Fuller -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Roy Lee -
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- Robert Bloch -
--- Jack Ketchum -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Death by: Fire -
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
-X- Documentary - VHS Massacre
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Cult of Chucky
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Iced
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Vampire -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

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

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (YouTube), (Iced).
-X- Second format, (Torrent), (Clowntown).
--- 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 Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) -
--- Features music by Richard Band -
--- Was made in the 1950s -
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
-X- Was written by Jimmy Sangster - The Devil and Max Devlin
--- Features a solar eclipse -
--- Has the words "It" in the title -
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
--- Takes place at a cemetery -
--- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role -

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

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1942 (75th) -
--- 1967 (50th) -
--- 1992 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
--- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards -
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -
--- 100th Birthday of Santo -

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


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

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


COMING SOON

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October Horror Watch 2017


1. Happy Birthday To Me (1981)
- Some interesting kills but the ending was complete nonsense.

Total: ??


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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

This year - one "classic" horror followed by one "modern" horror:

1) Dracula (1931)
2) Ravenous (1999)

3) Dracula - Spanish Version (1931)
4) Gerald's Game (2017)

5) Dracula's Daughter (1936)
6) The Exorcist (1973)

7) Frankenstein (1931)
8) The Fog (1980)

9) The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
10) House of a 1000 Corpses (2005)

11) The Mummy (1932)
12) Evil Dead (1981)

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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa


Horror Month 2017!
First time viewings are bolded.
Goal: 100


10/01:
1) The Invisible Man (1933)

10/02:
2) Don't Breathe (2016)
3) Emelie (2015)
4) Insidious (2010)

10/03:
5) The Woman in Black (2012)

10/04:
6) Shin Godzilla (2016)

10/05:
7) Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

10/06:
8) Dracula (1974)

10/08:
9) Area 51 (2015)
10) Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

10/09:
11) Afflicted (2013)

10/11:
12) Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

10/13:
13) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

10/14:
14) The Body Snatcher (1945)

10/16:
15) Alien: Covenant (2017)

10/19:
16) The Mummy (2017)

10/21:
17) It (1990)

10/31:
18) Train to Busan (2016)


The End, see you guys later. Happy Holidays!
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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Goal - our usual 31! We are focusing on movies we haven't done in our previous 7 Challenges. It begins...

October 1:
1) Leatherface (2017)
2) Thir13en Ghosts (2001)


October 3:
3) Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958)
4) Leprechaun (1993)


October 4:
5) Wish Upon (2017)
6) Leprechaun 2 (1994)
7) Leprechaun 3 (1995)


October 6:
8) Leprechaun 4 In Space (1996)

October 7:
9) Leprechaun In The Hood (2000)

October 8:
10) House On Haunted Hill (1999)

October 11:
11) The Collector (2009)

October 12:
12) Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)

October 13:
13) Friday The 13th (2009)

October 14:
14) The Collection (2012)

October 15:
15) The Descent (2005)
16) The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

October 17:
17) Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003)

October 18:
18) Return To House On Haunted Hill (2007)

October 19:
19) Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

October 20:
20) Bride Of Chucky (1998)
21) Seed Of Chucky (2004)
22) Curse Of Chucky (2013)

October 24:
23) The Transfiguration (2016)

October 25:
24) The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

October 26:
25) Sleepaway Camp (1983)

October 27:
26) Dementia 13 (1963)

October 28:
27) Happy Death Day (2017)
28) Better Watch Out (2016)

October 29:
29) Cult Of Chucky (2017)
30) Creep 2 (2017)

October 31:
31) Halloween (1978)

Mission Accomplished!
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Personal Goal: 31
Ratings: ★★★★★
So Bad It's Good:
First time viewing:

OCTOBER 01:
...1. Lifeforce (1985)

OCTOBER 02:
...2. The Suckling (1990) ★★★★☠ .

OCTOBER 03:
...3. Get Out (2016) ★★★★½

OCTOBER 04:
...4. Hotel Transylvania (2012) ★★★½
...5. Cooties (2014) ★★½

OCTOBER 05:
...6. The Wolf Man (2012) ★★★★
...7. Terror Firmer (1999) ★★½

OCTOBER 06:
...8. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) ★★★
...9. Wake in Fright (Australia, 1971) ★★½

OCTOBER 07:
...10. The Incubus (1982) ★★★

OCTOBER 08:
...11. Day of the Dead (1985) ★★★★

OCTOBER 09:
...12. The Love Witch (2016) ★★★

OCTOBER 10:
...13. Wait Until Dark (1967) ★★★½
...14. Pet Sematary II (1992) ★½

OCTOBER 11:
...15. Body Melt (Australia, 1993) ★★★½
...16. I Walked With a Zombie (1943) ★★★
...17. Bedlam (1946) ★★★

OCTOBER 12:
...18. The Monster Squad (1987) ★★★½
...19. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001) ★★★★

OCTOBER 13:
...20. Dead of Night (UK, 1945) ★★★

OCTOBER 14:
...21. The Signal (2007) ★★★★

OCTOBER 15:
...22. Tales of Halloween (1967) ★½
...23. The Gorgon (UK, 1964)

OCTOBER 16:
...24. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988) ½

OCTOBER 17:
...24. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) ★★★½

OCTOBER 18:
...25. Witchery (1988) ★★★★ ☠

OCTOBER 19:
...26. Charlie Chan in Black Magic (1944) ★½

OCTOBER 20:
...27. Dracula's Daughter (1936) ★★★★

OCTOBER 21:
...28. Spawn of Slithis (1978) ★★★★ ☠

OCTOBER 22:
...29. Images (UK/USA, 1972) ★★★½

OCTOBER 23:
...30. House (1985) ★★

OCTOBER 24:
...31. Extraordinary Tales (2013) ★½

OCTOBER 25:
...32. Ghoulies Go To College (1991) ½
...33. Zhong gui aka Seeding of a Ghost; Black Magic 5 (Hong Kong, 1983) ★★★★½

OCTOBER 26:
...34. Land of the Dead (2005) ★★★½

OCTOBER 27:
...35. The Bad Seed (1956) ★★★½
...36. Last Shift (2014) ★★½

OCTOBER 28:
...37. Odd Thomas (2013) ★★½

OCTOBER 29:
...38. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) ★★★★ ☠

OCTOBER 30:
...39. The Devil's Candy (2015) ★★½

OCTOBER 31:
...40. Count Dracula (Spain/West Germany/Italy..., 1970) ★★½
...41. Satan's Cheerleaders (1977) ★★★½ ☠
...42. The Cat Creature (1973)

Theme Nights - Completed
Spoiler:

X- 10/01: Farewell Texas Gentleman Who Took the Chainsaw That Extra Mile, You Directed Poltergeist; We Know Your Style! - R.I.P. Tobe Hooper -
X- 10/02: Radioactive Materials Produced from Industrial Waste, These Slimy Carcinogenic Poisons Will Give You Superpowers to Fly to Outer Space! - Slime, Goo & Toxic Waste Horror -
X- 10/03: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers/ Giallos / Serial Killers -
X- 10/04: Produced Carefully One Frame At a Time, These Two-Dimensional Abominations Are Nightmare-Fueled Versions of Modern Day Pantomime. - Animated Horror -
X- 10/05: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon -
X- 10/06: Enchanted Forests, Men with Hooks for Hands, A Ghostly Woman Residing in the Mirror ...It All Goes Hand In Hand. - Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror -
X- 10/07: Mindfuckery of Lynchian Dream Logic Style with Hallucinogenic Head Trips that Beguile - Nightmares & Dreamscapes / Hallucinations & Drug Trips -
X- 10/08: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Walking Corpses that are Undead! Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies -
X- 10/09: From Scream Queens to the Final Girl, These Deadly Women Will Make Your Nightmares Unfurl! - Day of the Woman: Female Directed Horror Films -
X- 10/10: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter 5 - 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver) : It Survived -
X- 10/11: Dusty Decaying Bones in Rat-Infested Paris Catacombs - Skull & Bones -
X- 10/12: Some Poor Sap in the Museum's Egyptian Wing is Lying Dead ...Never Remove the Cursed Sarcophagus Amulet From the Mummy's Ancient Rotting Head. - Mummies -
X- 10/13: It's That Annual Event At Camp Crystal Lake When Teens Get a Little Perverse ...Meanwhile Crazy Ralph Politely Reminds Everyone You're All Doomed; There's a Death Curse! - Unlucky Charms - A Celebration of Friday the 13th: Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films -
X- 10/14: Intestinal Annihilation with a Little Arterial Spray, Add Some Gory Depravity & Blood Spatter... It's All In a Day! - Splatter / Gore -
X- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
X- 10/16: Print Media is Slowly Decaying. Two of the Big Dogs Unfortunately Won't Be Staying. - R.I.P. Fangoria / Video Watchdog -
X- 10/17: Friends, Frenemies or Just a Figment of the Imagination; That's a Friendship Crapshoot Gambling with Your Eradication! - Friends 'till the End: The Good, The Bad & The Imaginary -
X- 10/18: Expectant Mothers Carrying the Antichrist; Their Freakishly Mutated Offspring Presumably Won't Play Nice! - Pregnancy Horror -
X- 10/19: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
X- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires -
X- 10/21: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Belated, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Media Home Entertainment / Video Stores -
X- 10/22: Manufactured Tulpas from Unearthly Dimensions Or Maybe Evil Twin Siblings Just Hanging At Local Horror Conventions? - Evil Twins & Doppelgangers -
X- 10/23: Tonight's Forecast Calls for a 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... -
X- 10/24: Now Boarding: Your Ticket to Sun-Drenched Terror! - Coffin Joe's Caribbean, Mexican & Central/South American Cruise to Port Oblivion Featuring Hispanic Icons -
X- 10/25: The Shittiest, Cheapest Movies Mankind Ever Sprung; Some So Bad, They're Good ...Others are Killer Tongue! - IMDB Lowest Rated Horror -
X- 10/26: Goodbye Godfather of the Modern Living Dead & Social Commentary Guru of What Needed to Be Said. - R.I.P. George A. Romero -
X- 10/27: Hello Friends, Welcome to the 100th Anniversary of Antonio Bay! We're Murderous Ghost Mariners from A Leper Colony ...Yeah, We Can't Stay! - Small Town Horrors -
X- 10/28: Binge-Watch Parties From Beyond the Grave & Benighted. Beware! There's a Catch; Pray You're Not Invited! - Mass Marathon of the Damned 8: Horror Parties -
X- 10/29: Electronically Produced Via Keyboard from the Bowels of Hell... This Retro Futuristic Music from Beyond Is the Proverbial Death Knell. - The Synth of Fear -
X- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
X- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience a Decapitated Head! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror -


Checklist - Completed
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
X- Peter Cushing - The Gorgon (UK, 1964)
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Ethan Embry -
X- Boris Karloff - Bedlam (1946)
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
X- Bela Lugosi - Extraordinary Tales (2013)
X- Christopher Lee - Count Dracula (Spain/West Germany/Italy..., 1970)
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
--- Adam West -
X- George A. Romero - Day of the Dead (1985)
--- John Heard -
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham -
--- Jay Thomas -
X- Tobe Hooper - Lifeforce (1985)
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Daniel Licht -
--- Harry Manfredini -

Select 5 directors:
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
--- James Wan -
--- Adam Wingard -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Patrick Baxter -
--- Jason Collins -
--- Mark Shostrom -
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
--- Bradley Fuller -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
--- Roy Lee -
X- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
X- Robert Bloch - The Cat Creature (1973) [TV Movie]
--- Jack Ketchum -
--- H.P. Lovecraft -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
X- Anthology Film - Dead of Night (UK, 1945)
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
X- Based on a Novel - Lifeforce (1985)
--- Cannibalism -
X- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe - Extraordinary Tales (2013)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
X- Classic Universal Monsters Movie - The Wolf Man (1941)
X- Comedy / Spoof - Terror Firmer (1995)
X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
X- Death by: Fire - The Bad Seed (1956)
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule -
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
X- Ghost / Haunting - House (1985)
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Cat Creature (1973) [TV Movie]
X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Spawn of Slithis (1978)
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
X- Psychological - Wake in Fright (Australia, 1971)
X- Rape / Revenge - The Incubus (1982)
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Ghoulies Go To College (2013)
X- Vampire - Dracula's Daughter (1936)
--- Werewolf -
X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Witchery (Italy, 1988)
--- With Commentary -
X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Monster Squad (1987)
X- Zombie - Cooties (2014)

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

Watch films in at least three formats:
X- First format, (Internet) - Lifeforce (1990)
X- Second format, (DVD) - Get Out (2017)
X- Third format, (Streaming - Shudder) - Cooties (2016)

Watch films in at least three languages:
X- First language, (Cantonese), (Zhong gui aka Seeding of a Ghost, 1983).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) -
--- Features music by Richard Band -
X- Was made in the 1950s - The Bad Seed (1956)
X- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand - The Suckling (1990)
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- Features a solar eclipse -
--- Has the words "It" in the title -
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
X- Takes place at a cemetery - Pet Sematary II (1992)
--- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role -

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
X- 1930 - Dracula's Daughter (1936)
X- 1940 - The Wolf Man (1941)
X- 1950 - The Bad Seed (1956)
X- 1960 - The Gorgon (UK, 1964)
X- 1970 - Wake in Fright (Australia, 1971)
X- 1980 - Lifeforce (1985)
X- 1990 - The Suckling (1990)
X- 2000 - The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
X- 2010 - Cooties (2014)

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1942 (75th) -
--- 1967 (50th) -
--- 1992 (25th) –

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards -
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
X- PG - The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
X- PG-13 - The Monster Squad (1987)
X- R - Lifeforce (1990)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -


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13th October Horror Movie Challenge



Total: 31

Oct. 1

1. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead -Alex thinks I'm a slut. Do you think I'm a slut?

Oct. 2

2. V/H/S 2 -Come taste the flesh of our slaughtered beast, earth creature.

2.25. The Twilight Zone: Mr. Denton on Doomsday (S1E3) - Mr. Henry Fate, dealer in utensils and pots and pans, liniments and potions. A fanciful little man in a black, frock coat, who can help a man climbing out of a pit - or another man from falling into one. Because, you see, Fate can work that way - in The Twilight Zone.

2.50. The Twilight Zone: Elegy (S1E20) - The time is the day after tomorrow. The place: a far corner of the universe. The cast of characters: three men, lost amongst the stars, three men sharing the common urgency of all men lost - they're looking for home. And in a moment, they'll find home, not a home that is a place to be seen but a strange, unexplainable experience to be felt.

Oct. 4

3.50. 13 Demons - This is not a game!

3.75. The Twilight Zone: The Last Flight (S1E18) - Witness Flight Lieutenant William Terrance Decker, Royal Flying Corps, returning from a patrol somewhere over France. The year is 1917. The problem is that the Lieutenant is hopelessly lost. Lieutenant Decker will soon discover that a man can be lost not only in terms of maps and miles, but also in time - and time in this case can be measured in eternities.

4. The Twilight Zone: The Mind and The Matter (S2E27) - A brief, if frenetic, introduction to Mr. Archibald Beechcroft, a child of the twentieth century, a product of the population explosion, and one of the inheritors of the legacy of progress. Mr. Beechcroft, again. This time, act two of his daily battle for survival. And in just a moment, our hero will begin his personal one-man rebellion against the mechanics of his age, and to do so he will enlist certain aids available only - in The Twilight Zone.

4.25. The Twilight Zone: A Game of Pool (S3E5) - Jesse Cardiff, pool shark. The best on Randolph Street, who will soon learn that trying to be the best at anything carries its own special risks in or out - of The Twilight Zone.

Oct. 5

4.50. The Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (S5E3) - Mr. Robert Wilson is a frightened man. He's just been discharged from a sanitarium where he spent six months recovering from a nervous breakdown—a breakdown that occurred during a night flight on a plane very much like the one he has just boarded. Looking out the airplane window, Wilson suddenly sees a bulky, furry creature land on the wing.

4.75. The Twilight Zone: The Lonely (S1E7) - For inmate James A. Corry, solitary confinement means life on an asteroid nine million miles from Earth. Corry craves human contact —so much so that he counts the minutes until a roving ship makes its annual drop-off of provisions. Corry may well be the loneliest man in the universe. But all of that is about to change. Because the supply ship is on its way, this time carrying a special package for Corry that will help him to forget his problems...and present him with a whole new dilemma.

Oct. 6

5. The Twilight Zone: And When the Sky Opened (S1E11) - Her name: X-20. Her type: an experimental interceptor. Recent history: a crash landing in the Mojave Desert after a thirty-one hour flight nine hundred miles into space. Incidental data: the ship, with the men who flew her, disappeared from the radar screen for twenty-four hours. But the shrouds that cover mysteries are not always made out of a tarpaulin, as this man will soon find out on the other side of a hospital door.

5.25. The Twilight Zone: Time Enough at Last (S1E8) - Henry Bemis, a bookish little man with thick horn-rimmed glasses wants only one thing out of life; the time to read. Reading is his only passion in an otherwise mundane existence...yet, it's almost an impossibility due to a shrewish wife who deems reading silly...a boss at the bank who's interested in efficiency not education...and the unrelenting hands of the clock. Now all that is about to change. As he does everyday, Bemis sneaks down to the vault to read during his lunch hour, but today when he emerges from his private sanctuary, he will enter a new world. A world that might or might not fulfill his life-long dream.

5.50. The Twilight Zone: Where is Everybody (S1E1) - Mike Ferris finds himself walking into a town utterly devoid of people, with no memory of who he is or how he got there, the only clue to his identity being the Air Force jumpsuit he's wearing. Thus began the first episode of The Twilight Zone, the pilot, the half-hour that sold the series.

Oct. 7

5.75. The Twilight Zone: One for the Angels (S1E2) - Street scene: Summer. The present. Man on a sidewalk named Lou Bookman, age sixtyish. Occupation: pitchman. Lou Bookman, a fixture of the summer, a rather minor component to a hot July, a nondescript, commonplace little man whose life is a treadmill built out of sidewalks. And in just a moment, Lou Bookman will have to concern himself with survival – because as of three o'clock this hot July afternoon, he'll be stalked by Mr. Death.

6.75. Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer - Lets go Mel, I want to bang a bunch of strippers.

7.00. The Twilight Zone: The Big Tall Wish (S1E27) - In this corner of the universe, a prizefighter named Bolie Jackson, one-hundred and eighty-three pounds and an hour and a half away from a comeback at St. Nick's Arena. Mr. Bolie Jackson, who, by the standards of his profession is an aging, over-the-hill relic of what was, and who now sees a reflection of a man who has left too many pieces of his youth in too many stadiums for too many years before too many screaming people. Mr. Bolie Jackson, who might do well to look for some gentle magic in the hard-surfaced glass that stares back at him.

7.25. The Twilight Zone: A Nice Place to Visit (S1E28) - Portrait of a man at work, the only work he's ever done, the only work he knows. His name is Henry Francis Valentine, but he calls himself Rocky, because that's the way his life has been- rocky and perilous and uphill at a dead run all the way. He's tired now, tired of running or wanting, of waiting for the breaks that come to others, but never to him, never to Rocky Valentine. A scared, angry little man. He thinks it's all over now, but he's wrong. For Rocky Valentine, it's just the beginning.

7.50 The Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child (S1E29) - Month of November, hot chocolate, and a small cameo of a child's face, imperfect only in its solemnity. And these are the improbable ingredients to a human emotion, an emotion, say, like - fear. But in a moment this woman, Helen Foley, will realize fear. She will understand what are the properties of terror. A little girl will lead her by the hand and walk with her into a nightmare.

7.75. The Twilight Zone: A Stop of Willoughby (S1E30) - This is Gart Williams, age thirty-eight, a man protected by a suit of armor, all held together by one bolt. Just a moment ago, someone removed the bolt, and Mr. Williams' protection fell away from him and left him a naked target. He's been cannonaded this afternoon by all the enemies of his life. His insecurity has shelled him, his sensitivity has straddled him with humiliation, his deep-rooted disquiet about his own worth has zeroed in on him, landed on target, and blown him apart. Mr. Gart Williams, ad agency exec, who, in just a moment, will move into the Twilight Zone - in a desperate search for survival.

Oct. 8

8. The Twilight Zone: A Passage for Trumpet (S1E32) - Joey Crown, musician with an odd, intense face, whose life is a quest for impossible things like flowers in concrete, or like trying to pluck a note of music out of the air and put it under a glass to treasure...

8.25. The Twilight Zone: The Fever (S1E17) - Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Gibbs, 3 days and 2 nights, all expenses paid, at a Las Vegas hotel, won by virtue of Mrs. Gibbs' knack with a phrase. But unbeknownst to either Mr. or Mrs. Gibbs is the fact that there's a prize in their package neither expected nor bargained for. In just a moment, one of them will succumb to an illness worse than any virus can produce, a most inoperative, deadly, life-shattering affliction known as the fever

Oct. 9

8.50. The Twilight Zone: One For The Angels (S1E2) - Lew Bookman (Ed Wynn) is an unremarkable, sixtyish salesman who works the city streets. Life passes without incident, until one July afternoon when Mr. Death informs him that he is to die at midnight. Faced with the problem of finding a replacement for his elusive subject, Death arranges for little Maggie, a neighborhood child, to die in a traffic accident. Bookman, now determined to save the girl, has no choice but to confront Mr. Death and deliver the toughest sales pitch of his career

8.75. The Twilight Zone: The Chaser (S1E31) - Mr. Roger Shackleforth: Age: youthful twenties. Occupation: being in love. Not just in love, but madly, passionately, illogically, miserably, all-consumingly in love with a young woman named Leila who has a vague recollection of his face and even less than a passing interest. In a moment you will see a switch; because Mr. Shackleforth, a young gentleman so much in love, will take a short but very meaningful journey into the Twilight Zone.

9.00. The Twilight Zone: Mr. Beavis (S1E33) - In the parlance of the twentieth century, this is an oddball. His name is James B. W. Bevis, and his tastes lean toward stuffed animals, zither music, professional football, Charles Dickens, moose heads, carnivals, dogs, children, and young ladies. Mr. Bevis is accident prone, a little vague, a little discombobulated, with a life that possesses all the security of a floating crap game. But this can be said of our Mr. Bevis: without him, without his warmth, without his kindness, the world would be a considerably poorer place, albeit perhaps a little saner. Should it not be obvious by now, James B. W. Bevis is a fixture in his own private, optimistic, hopeful little world, a world which has long ceased being surprised by him. James B. W. Bevis, on whom Dame Fortune will shortly turn her back, but not before she gives him a paste in the mouth. Mr. James B. W. Bevis, just one block away from The Twilight Zone.

9.25. The Twilight Zone: A World of His Own (S1E36) - Victoria West is dumbfounded when she looks in the window of her husband's study and sees him with a pretty blonde. But she's even more shocked when she barges in and finds him utterly alone! Playwright Gregory West calmly explains that all he need do is describe anything into his dictaphone and —poof!—it magically appears. To make it vanish, he just throws the tape in the fire. He demonstrates both actions, first with his mistress and then—when Victoria tries to run off—with a full-grown elephant in the hallway. Unfortunately, Victoria's still not convinced of her husband's supernatural powers. It seems Gregory's going to have to teach her a lesson...

10.25. It Follows - It could look like someone you know or it could be a stranger in a crowd. Whatever helps it get close to you.

11.25. Backcountry - We're not gonna see anything bigger than a chipmunk!

11.50. The Twilight Zone: Shadow Play (S2E26) - Adam Grant is convicted of murder and sentenced to die in the electric chair. Every night, he wakes up screaming, drenched in a cold sweat. Quaking with fear, he is like all other criminals meted out the same fate. Except what he fears is worse than prison, worse than death. He fears that he is living a nightmare -an actual dream! And if he dies now, the world will disappear with him...into The Twilight Zone.

11.75. The Twilight Zone: The Obsolete Man (S2E29) - You walk into this room at your own risk, because it leads to the future, not a future that will be but one that might be. This is not a new world, it is simply an extension of what began in the old one. It has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom. But like every one of the super states that preceded it, it has one iron rule: logic is an enemy and truth is a menace. This is Mr. Romney Wordsworth, in his last forty-eight hours on Earth. He's a citizen of the State but will soon have to be eliminated, because he is built out of flesh and because he has a mind. Mr. Romney Wordsworth, who will draw his last breaths in the Twilight Zone.

Oct. 10

12.75. Would You Rather - So, Cal, would you rather electricute yourself or would you rather electricute Amy? The blue button is for you. Press the red button if you want to zap Amy. You have fifteen seconds to decide beginning... now!

13. The Twilight Zone: Once Upon a Time (S3E13) - Mr. Mulligan, a rather dour critic of his times, is shortly to discover the import of that old phrase, 'Out of the frying pan, into the fire' - said fire burning brightly at all times - in The Twilight Zone.

13.25. The Twilight Zone: Kick the Can (S3E21) - Charles Whitley, a resident at Sunnydale Rest Home, becomes obsessed that the secret of eternal youth lies in acting young. A romp through the sprinklers only lands him in isolation. But Whitley is sure that if he can play a game of kick-the-can, he will regain his lost youth. Only problem is, he can't play it alone—he needs the other old people to join him—and his best friend, sour Ben Conroy, is dead set against such a notion, certain Charley is going senile. [/I]

14.25. They Look Like People - I don't believe what you believe but I know you believe it. So just be honest with me, and you have to promise me not to kill anyone, okay?

Oct. 11

15.25. Stake land 2 - The call him Mister.

Oct. 12

15.50. The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (S3E24) - Headlines around the world blare the news. Aliens have finally found us. Weighing in at 350 lbs. each, the Kanamits are an impressive breed. Standing a little over nine feet tall, they dazzle the world with polished rhetoric and winning promises that would make a politician's head spin. With their superior technology, they teach man how to end famine, harness energy and lay down their guns. The title of a Kanamit book left at the UN seems to say it all—translated it reads: "To Serve Man." While decoding experts struggle to decipher the rest of the book, thousands, including head cryptographer Michael Chambers, book passage to the Kanamits' home planet. By the time his assistant translates the book, it's too late...because Michael Chambers and thousands more like him have just bought a one-way ticket into The Twilight Zone!.

15.75. The Twilight Zone: Stopover in a Quiet Town (S5E30) - Bob and Millie Frazier, average young New Yorkers who attended a party in the country last night and on the way home took a detour. Most of us on waking in the morning know exactly where we are; the rooster or the alarm clock brings us out of sleep into the familiar sights, sounds, aromas of home and the comfort of a routine day ahead. Not so with our young friends. This will be a day like none they've ever spent - and they'll spend it in the Twilight Zone.

Oct. 16

16.75. Cube - I'm not dying in a fucking rat maze!

17.75. Tales of Halloween - When you least expect it she's going to take your eyes.

Oct. 17

18.00. Tales from the Crypt: The Man Who Was Death (S1E1) - Aww, poor little fellas. When I think of their childhood, all those cute little maggots hahahahaha. Our story is about a man with nobler ambitions. He likes to kill human pests and he does it in front of an audience. Now that's entertainment hahahaha. So hang onto your hats kiddies, this one's a real shocker.

18.25. Tales from the Crypt: And All Through the House (S1E2) - Ho ho ho kiddies. Just your old pal The Cryptkeeper having a little fun. Why else would I be in this get up? Unless there was a clause in my contract. In fact I've got some Christmas goose for you, goosebumps that is. Yes indeed. A little terror chocked full of holiday fear. I mean cheer of course. So, get a gander in a yep yarn, that goes a little something like this. "'Twas the night before Christmas. And All through The House.

19.25. Zombi 2

19.50. Tales of Darkness - Trick or Treat: And All Through the House (Pilot) - My Timmy's gonna find what he's looking for tonight, yes sir. I've toughened him up with me strap, I've toughened him up enough to beat you at your game, yes sir. Tomorrow morning the Muldoons is gonna be out of debt for the first time in history.

Oct. 18

20.50. The Axe Murders of Villisca - Life is about the choices we make and we have to do our best to make the good ones, otherwise we get stuck living in the bad ones.

21.50. The Babadook - You can't get rid of the Babadook.

Oct. 23

22.50. Saw 2 - Greetings... and welcome. I trust that you are all wondering where you are. I can assure you that while your location is not important, what these walls offer for your IS important... salvation, if you earn it. 3 hours from now the door to this house will open. Unfortunately, you only have 2 hours to live. Right now, you are breathing in a deadly nerve agent. You've been breathing it since you've arrived here. Those of you familiar with the Tokyo subway attacks will know its devastating effects on the human body. The only way to overcome it and walk out that door is to find an antidote. Several are hidden around this house. One is inside the safe in front of you. You all posess the combination to the safe. Think hard... the numbers are in the back of your mind. The clue to their order can be found "over the rainbow". Once you realize what you all have in common, you will gain a better understanding of why you're here. X marks the spot for that clue, so look carefully. Let the game begin.

Oct. 24

23.50. Happy Death Day - Who takes their date to Subway? Besides, it's not like you have a footlong.

Oct. 25

24. Stranger Things - Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers (S1E1) - Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.

24.50. Stranger Things - Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street (S1E2) - I think it’s cool; it’s like a superpower, like Mr Fantastic.

25.50. Stranger Things - Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly (S1E3) - Why do we even need weapons anyway. We have her.

Oct. 26

26. Stranger Things - Chapter Four: The Body (S1E4) - Wow, she looks...

26.50. Stranger Things - Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat (S1E5) - Do you really want to fight the demogorgen with your wrist rocket? That’s like R2-D2 fighting Darth Vader.

27. Stranger Things - Chapter Six: The Monster (S1E6) - I’m the monster.

27.50. Stranger Things - Chapter Seven: The Bathtub (S1E7) - My God, is she Russian?

Oct. 28

28. Stranger Things - Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (S1E8) - Six. Six people have been taken this week. This thing that took your son… We don’t really understand it. But it’s behavior is predictable. Like all animals, it eats. It will take more sons. More daughters. I want to save them. I want to save your son. But I can’t do that. Not without your help

Oct. 29

28.50. Stranger Things - Chapter One: MADMAX (S2E1)- I'm talking a full on Russian invasion right here in Hawkins!

Oct. 30

29. Stranger Things - Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak (S2E2) - This is not a normal family

30. ThanksKilling - Nice T*ts, B*tch!

Oct. 31

31. Jigsaw - No, that's not creepy at all

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The 13th Annual

October Horror Movie Challenge


Reserve this space for my first time doing the challenge

*= first time watching

September 31st:
1.) Cronos* -- Bluray -- Critirion -- 3.5/5
2.) The Gate -- Bluray -- Vestron -- 4/5

October 1st:
3.) Lights Out* -- Digital(VUDU) -- 3/5
4.) The Gallows* -- Digital(VUDU) -- 2/5
5.) Child's Play -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 5/5
6.) Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 -- DVD -- 3/5
7.) House (85) --Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 3/5
8.) From Beyond* -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 3/5

October 2nd:
9.) C.H.U.D. -- DVD -- 2.5/5
10.) Island of Lost Souls* -- DVD -- Criterion -- 3.5/5
11.) Near Dark --DVD) -- 5/5

October 3rd:
12.) Night of the Living Dead (68) --DVD -- 5/5
13.) Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein -- DVD -- 2/5
14.) Cult of Chucky* -- Netflix -- 4.5/5

October 4th:
15.) Hatchet -- DVD -- 4.5/5
16.) The Evil Dead -- DVD -- 5/5
17.) Shaun of the Dead -- Bluray -- 5/5
18.) The Brood* -- DVD -- Criterion -- 3/5
19.) My Bloody Valentine 3-D -- DVD -- 3.5/5

October 5th:
20.) Pumpkinhead 2* -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 2/5
21.) Deep Blue Sea -- Bluray -- 5/5
22.) The Uninvited* -- DVD -- Criterion -- 2/5
23.) Slugs* -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 3/5
24.) Critters -- DVD -- 5/5

October 6th:
25.) Poltergest (82) -- DVD -- 5/5
26.) Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Bluray -- 5/5
27.) House 2 -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 4/5
28.) Pet Semetary -- DVD -- 4/5

October 7th:
29.) Halloween (78) -- DVD -- 5/5
30.) The Exorcist -- DVD -- 4.5/5
31.) Lord of Illusions* -- Bluray -- 3/5

October 8th:
32.) Psycho (60) -- Bluray -- 5/5
33.) Psycho 2 -- DVD -- Scream Factory! -- 4.5/5
34.) Return of the Living Dead -- Bluray -- Scream Factory!
35.) Train to Busan* -- Netflix -- 5/5

October 9th:
36.) The Orphange* -- DVD -- 4/5
37.) High Tension -- DVD -- 4.5/5
38.) Return of the Living Dead 2 -- DVD -- 2/5
39.) Return of the Living Dead 3 -- Bluray -- Vestron -- 3.5/5
40.) Zombie (79) -- DVD -- 1.5/5

October 10th:
41.) Dead Snow -- DVD -- 5/5
42.) Hellraiser -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 5/5
43.) Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 5/5
44.) Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 4/5

October 11th:
45.) Saw -- DVD -- 5/5
46.) Saw 2 -- DVD -- 4.5/5
47.) Saw 3 -- DVD -- 3.5/5

October 12th:
48.) Bubba Ho-Tep* -- DVD -- 2/5
49.) Saw 4 -- DVD -- 4/5
50.) Saw 5 -- DVD -- 4/5
51.) Saw 6 -- DVD -- 4/5

October 13th:
52.) Saw 7? 3D? The Final Chapter? -- DVD -- 4/5
53.) Friday the 13th -- Bluray -- 5/5
54.) Friday the 13th Part 2 -- Digital (VUDU) -- 5/5
55.) Friday the 13th Part 3 -- Digital (VUDU) -- 4.5/5

October 14th:
56.) Scream -- DVD -- 5/5
57.) Scream 2 -- Bluray -- 4.5/5
58.) Scream 3 -- Bluray -- 4/5
59.) Scream 4 -- DVD -- 4.5/5
60.) Ginger Snaps -- DVD -- 4/5

October 15th:
61.) The Monster Squad -- DVD -- 5/5
62.) Hocus Pocus -- Bluray -- 5/5
63.) ParaNorman -- Bluray -- 4/5
64.) Frankenweenie -- Bluray -- 3.5/5

October 16th:
65.) Creepshow -- DVD -- 3.5/5
66.) Creepshow 2 -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 4.5/5
67.) Dog Soldiers -- DVD -- 4/5
68.) American Werewolf in London -- Bluray -- 5/5
69.) Maximum Overdrive -- DVD -- 3/5

October 17th:
70. & 71.) Rosanne: Tricks & Treats (8 episodes) -- DVD
72. & 73.) Home Improvement 7 Halloween episodes, and It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown -- DVD
74.) Death Note* -- Netflix -- 3/5
75.) Gerald's Game* -- Netflix -- 4/5

October 18th:
76.) Dead 7* -- DVD -- 1/5
77.) The Omen* (76) -- Bluray -- 4.5/5
78.) Damien: The Omen 2* -- Bluray -- 4/5
79.) The Omen 3: The Final Conflict* -- Bluray -- 4/5
80.) Super 8 -- DVD -- 4.5/5
81.) Cloverfield -- DVD -- 4/5

October 19th:
82.) 10 Cloverfield Lane* -- Digital (VUDU) -- 4/5
83.) Attack the Block -- DVD -- 5/5
84.) The Thing (82) -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 5/5
85.) The Thing (11) -- DVD -- 4/5
86.) The Blob (88) -- DVD -- 3.5/5

October 20th:
87.) The Fly* (58) -- DVD -- 3/5
88.) Return of the Fly* (59) -- DVD -- 3/5
89.) The Fly (86) -- DVD -- 5/5

October 21st:
90.) Tales from the Crypt (72) -- DVD -- 3.5/5
91.) The Vault of Horror (73) -- DVD -- 2.5/5

October 22nd:
92.) Ghostbusters (84) -- Bluray -- 5/5
93.) Ghostbusters 2 -- Bluray -- 4.5/5
94.) Monster House -- Bluray -- 3/5
95.) Spaced Invaders -- DVD -- 3.5/5
96.) Casper -- DVD -- 4.5/5

October 23rd:
97.) The Loved Ones -- DVD -- 3.5/5
98.) The Belko Experiment* -- DVD -- 5/5
99.) Society* -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 3/5

October 24:
100.) Fright Night (85) -- Bluray -- Eureka -- 5/5
101.) You're So Cool, Brewster* (Doc.) -- Bluray -- Eureka -- 4/5
102.) Fright Night (11) -- DVD -- 3.5/5
103.) Phantasm 3 * -- Bluray -- 3/5

October 25th:
104.) Phantasm 4: Oblivion* -- Bluray -- 2.5/5
105.) Phantasm 5: Ravager* -- Bluray -- 2/5
106.) Night of the Creeps -- DVD -- 5/5

October 26:
107.) Carrie (76) -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 4/5
108.) Jeepers Creepers -- Bluray -- Scream Factoru! -- 4.5/5
109.) Jeepers Creepers 2 -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 3.5/5
110.) Re-Animator (integral cut)* -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 4.5/5

October 27th:
111.) Nightmare on Elm Street -- Digital (VUDU) -- 5/5
112.) Nightmare on Elm Street 2 -- Digital (VUDU) -- 3.5/5
113.) Nightmare on Elm Street 3 -- Digital (VUDU) -- 5/5

October 28th:
114.) Gremlins (commentary) -- Bluray -- 5/5
115.) The Frightners -- DVD -- 4/5
116.) Bride of Re-Animator* -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 4/5

October 29th:
117.) Hotel Transylvania -- Bluray -- 4.5/5
118.) Hotel Transylvania 2 -- Digital (VUDU) -- 4/5
119.) Dawn of The Dead (04) -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 5/5
120.) Leviathan -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 2.5/5
121.) Return of The Killer Tomatoes -- Bluray -- Arrow Video -- 2/5

October 30th:
122.) Sleepy Hollow -- DVD -- 4/5
123.) Beetlejuice -- Bluray -- 5/5
124.) The Corpse Bride -- DVD -- 4/5
125.) Dark Shadows -- Bluray --3/5

October 31st:
126.) Nightbreed: Directors Cut* -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 4/5
127.) Land of the Dead -- Bluray -- Scream Factory! -- 4/5
128.) Trick r' Treat -- DVD -- 4.5/5







Personal Goal:150




Subsets:
Spoiler:
--- 09/30: group vote - Cronos (1993)-- WATCHED
--- 11/01: group vote - Arachnophobia (1990)
--- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2017)

--- 10/01: Dick Laurent - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) Watched
--- 10/02: shellebelle - C.H.U.D (1984) Watched
--- 10/03: ororama - Amer (2009)
--- 10/04: clckworang - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
--- 10/05: Darkgod - Bad Moon (1996)
--- 10/06: hbsvb - Candyman (1992)
--- 10/07: Gobear - The Void (2016)
--- 10/08: arw6040 - Train to Busan (2016) WATCHED
--- 10/09: jacob_b - Raw (2016)
--- 10/10: nezumi - Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Highway to Hell (1992)
--- 10/11: rbrown498 - The Screaming Skull (1958)
--- 10/12: Trevor - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) WATCHED
--- 10/13: tarfrimmer - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) WATCHED
--- 10/14: Chad - One Dark Night (1982)
--- 10/15: Mondo Kane - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- 10/16: Bladz - Martyrs (2008)
--- 10/17: mallratcal - Pin (1988)
--- 10/18: numbercrunch - Seeding of a Ghost [Zhong gui] (1983)
--- 10/19: pacaway - Under the Shadow (2016)
--- 10/20: Shack - Ganja & Hess (1973)
--- 10/21: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Day of the Dead (1985)
--- 10/22: Undeadcow - +1 (2013)
--- 10/23: TheBigDave - Dolls (1987)
--- 10/24: alyxstarr - Alucarda (1977)
--- 10/25: WillieMLF - Hobgoblins (1988)
--- 10/26: PCBreakdown - The Crazies (1973)
--- 10/27: DaveyJoe - Messiah of Evil (1973)
--- 10/28: SethDLH - The Initiation (1984)
--- 10/29: Darth Maher - The Fog (1980)
--- 10/30: SterlingBen - Witchtrap (1989)
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Ghostwatch (1992)



The Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:COMPLETED
--- Kevin Bacon -Friday the 13th
--- Tobin Bell - Saw
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley - Hellraiser 1,2,3
--- Veronica Cartwright -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Jocelin Donahue -
--- Brad Dourif - Child's Play
--- Ethan Embry -
--- Boris Karloff - Island of Lost Souls
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder - Hatchet
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Rose McGowan - Scream
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer - Saw 2
--- Meg Tilly - Psycho 2
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead - 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Thing (11)

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors COMPLETED
--- Don Calfa -
--- John Vulich -
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty - The Exorcist
--- Carrie Fisher - Scream 3
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton - Near Dark
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
--- Adam West -
--- George A. Romero -Might of the Living Dead (68)
--- John Heard - C.H.U.D.
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham - Poltergeist
--- Jay Thomas -
--- Tobe Hooper - Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -

Select 2 film composers: COMPLETED
--- Antón García Abril -
--- John Carpenter - Halloween (78)
--- Daniel Licht -
--- Harry Manfredini - House (85)

Select 5 directors: COMPLETED
--- Dario Argento -
--- Don Coscarelli - Bubba Ho-Tep
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan - Gerald' Game
--- Tom Holland - Child's Play
--- Mary Lambert -Pet Semetary
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner - House (85)
--- James Wan - Saw
--- Adam Wingard - Death Note

Select 2 makeup effects artists: COMPLETED
--- Patrick Baxter - Saw 2
--- Jason Collins -
--- Mark Shostrom - From Beyond
--- Bud Westmore - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

Select 2 producers: COMPLETED
--- Bradley Fuller -
--- Dino De Laurentiis - Maximum Overdrive
--- Roy Lee - Death Note
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers: COMPLETED
--- Jaume Balagueró -
--- Robert Bloch - Psycho, Psycho 2
--- Jack Ketchum -
--- H.P. Lovecraft - From Beyond

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: COMPLETED
--- *3-D Film - My Bloody Valentine 3-D
--- Agoraphobia -
--- Anthology Film - Creepshow, Creepshow 2
--- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List -Zombie
--- Appears on Video Nasties List - The Evil Dead
--- Based on a True Story - The Exorcist
--- Based on a Novel - Island of Lost Souls/Island of Dr. Moreau
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie - Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- Comedy / Spoof - Shaun of the Dead
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -The Uninvited
--- Death by: Fire -
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary - You're So Cool, Brewster
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -Critters
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
--- Film From TCM's October Schedule - October 31st Poltergeist
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage - The Gallows
--- Frankenstein - The Monster Squad
--- Ghost / Haunting -House/House 2
--- Giallo -
--- K-Horror -Train to Busan
--- Killer / Evil Animal -Slugs
--- Killer / Evil Child -The Brood
--- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Cloverfield
--- Mummy - Bubba Ho-Tep
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror- Rocky Horror Picture Show
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi - Dead Snow
--- Psychological - Gerald's Game
--- Rape / Revenge - Pumpkinhead 2
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Friday the 13th 2 & 3
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Trick r' Treat
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -Deep Blue Sea
--- Three Installments in a Franchise - Return of the Living Dead 1, 2, 3
--- Vampire - Near Dark
--- Werewolf - Ginger Snaps
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Hocus Pocus
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends - Hatchet - Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Robert Englund
--- Zombie - Night of the Living Dead (68)

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

Watch films in at least three formats: COMPLETED
--- First format, Bluray, The Gate.
--- Second format, Digital on VUDU, Lights Out.
--- Third format, DVD, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Watch films in at least three languages: COMPLETED
--- First language, Korean, Train to Busan.
--- Second language, French, High Tension.
--- Third language, Spanish, The Orphange.

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that: COMPLETED
--- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) - Barbara Crampton, From Beyond
--- Features music by Richard Band - From Beyond
--- Was made in the 1950s -The Fly
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- Features a solar eclipse - Gerald's Game
--- Has the words "It" in the title -
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg - The Brood
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
--- Takes place at a cemetery -
--- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role - Kane Hodder in Pumpkinhead 2

Select 8 decades of film history: COMPLETED
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 - Island of Lost Souls
--- 1940 - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- 1950 - Return of The Fly
--- 1960 - Night of the Living Dead (68)
--- 1970 - Halloween (78)
--- 1980 - The Gate, Child's Play
--- 1990 - Lord of Illusion
--- 2000 - Hatchet, Shaun of the Dead
--- 2010 - Lights Out, The Gallows

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":COMPLETED
--- 1942 (75th) -
--- 1967 (50th) -
--- 1992 (25th) – Hellraiser 3

Select 2 from the following anniversaries: COMPLETED
--- 100th Birthday of Santos -
--- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards -
--- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Scream 2
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel - Dead 7

Select 4 ratings: COMPLETED
--- G -
--- PG - Hocus Pocus
--- PG-13 -The Gate
--- R - Friday the 13th
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
--- M -
--- GP -


Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.) --- The Haunted Hotel. OPTIONAL COMPLETED

Venture Into the Literary World: COMPLETED
--- Read a Horror Novel or Novella Stephen King's Gerald's Game. OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Comic Book or Graphic Novel Afterlife with Archie Trade. OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Magazine Rereading back issues of Horrorhound. OPTIONAL





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LIST COMPLETE

13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge"

LIST COMPLETE


Personal goal is 115 movies.
Actual # Watched = 103 Movies
First Time Viewing () = 37 Movies



= first time watching
x= THEME NIGHTS film
*= SUBSET film

Movies rated out of 5 Stars(★★★★★)

BD = Blu-ray
PLEX = Plex Media Server



September 30th:
1) Cronos (1993) / PLEX / ★★★1/2 / *
2) Carnival of Souls (1962) / BD / Criterion / ★★★★1/2 / x

October 1st:
3) Funhouse (1981) /BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★1/2 / x
4) Eaten Alive (1976) / BD / Arrow Video / ★★★1/2 / x
5) Poltergeist (1982) / BD / Warner Bros. / ★★★1/2 / x
6) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) / BD / Dark Sky Films / ★★★★1/2 / x
7) Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) / BD /Scream/Shout! / ★★★★ / *

October 2nd:
8) The Blob (1988) / DVD / Columbia Tri-Star / ★★★ / x
9) C.H.U.D. (1984) / PLEX / ★★★ *

October 3rd:

10) The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1981) / BD / Synapse / ★★★1/2 / x
11) Tenebrae (1982) / BD / Arrow Video / ★★★★
12) Black Christmas (1974) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★★★ / x
13) Amer (2009) / PLEX / ★ / *

October 4th:
14) Halloween: H20 (1998) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★★
15) Saw (2004) / BD / Lionsgate-Twisted Pictures / ★★★★
16) The Collector (2009) / BD / Vivendi Visual / ★★★1/2
17) Mad Monster Party? (1967) / PLEX/ ★★★ / *
18) Extraordinary Tales (2013) / PLEX / ★★★ / x

October 5th:

19) Saw 2 (2005) / BD / Lionsgate-Twisted Pictures / ★★★1/2
20) The Wolf Man (1941) / BD / Universal/ ★★★★1/2 / x
21) Bad Moon (1996) / PLEX / ★★★ / *

October 6th:
22) House of the Devil (2009) / BD / Universal/ ★★★★ / x
23) Doghouse (2009) BD / Universal / ★★★1/2
24) Candyman (1992) / PLEX / ★★★ / *

October 7th:
25) Psycho (1960) / BD / Universal / ★★★★★ / x
26) The Void (2016) / PLEX / ★★ / *

October 8th:
27) The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) /BD / Blue Underground / ★★★★ / x
28) Nightmare City (1980) / BD / Raro Video / ★★★1/2 / x
29) Train to Busan (2016) / PLEX / ★★★1/2 / *

October 9th:
30) Slumber Party Massacre (1982) / DVD / ★★★1/2 / x
31) Dead and Buried (1981) / BD / Blue Underground / ★★★★
32) Raw (2016) / PLEX /★★★1/2 / *
33) Burial Ground (1981) / BD / Shriek Show / ★★★

October 10th:
34)Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967) / PLEX / ★★1/2 / *
35)Army of Darkness (1992) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★★ / x
36)Highway to Hell (1992) / PLEX / ★ / *
37)Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) / PLEX/ ★★★1/2 / x

October 11th:
38)From Beyond the Grave (1974) / DVD / Warner Bros. / ★★★1/2 / x
39)Cult of Chucky (2017) / PLEX/ ★★★ /
40)The Screaming Skull (1958) / PLEX / ★★ / *

October 12th:

41)Bubba Ho-tep (2002) / PLEX / ★★ *
42)The Mummy (1959) / DVD / Warner Bros./ ★★★1/2 / x

FRIDAY THE 13th:
43)Friday the 13th (1980) / BD / Paramount / ★★★★★ / x
44)Friday the 13th Part II (1981) / BD / Paramount / ★★★★ / *
45)Escape Room (2017) / PLEX / ★★1/2 /
46)Friday the 13th Part III (1983) / BD / Paramount / ★★★★ / x
47)Friday the 13th Part IV (1984) /BD / Paramount / ★★★★1/2 / x

October 14th:
48)Scream (1996) / BD / Alliance/ ★★★★ / x
49)One Dark Night (1983) / PLEX / ★★★ / *

October 15th:
50)The Willies (1990) / DVD / Echo Bridge / ★★★1/2 / x
51)Tales of Halloween (2015) / PLEX / ★★1/2 / *

October 16th:
52)The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) /BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★1/2
53)Martyrs (2008) / PLEX / ★★1/2 / *
54)The Evil Dead (1981) / BD / Anchor Bay / ★★★★ / x

October 17th:
55)Pin (1988) / PLEX / ★★1/2 / *
56)Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) / NETFLIX / ★★★ /
57)All Through the House (2015) / BD / Filmrise / ★★★1/2
58)Hostel (2007) / BD / Sony Pictures / ★★★★ / x

October 18th:
59)The Brood (1979) / BD / Criterion / ★★★★ / x
60)Seeding of a Ghost (1983) / PLEX / ★★ / *

October 19th:
61)Under the Shadow (2016) / NETFLIX / ★★ / *
62)Dead Silence (2007) / DVD / Universal / ★★★1/2 / x
63)The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror Episodes I to VI / PLEX / ★★★★★

October 20th:
64)Nosferatu (1922) / BD / Kino / ★★★★★ / x
65)Ganja and Hess (1973) / PLEX / ★ / *

October 21st:
66)Don't Go In the House (1980) / PLEX / ★★1/2 / x
67)Day of the Dead (1985) / BD / Anchor Bay / ★★★★1/2 / *

October 22nd:
68)+1 (2013) / Plex Stream/ ★★1/2 / *
69)The Dunwich Horror (1970) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★1/2 / x
70)Bay of Blood (1971) / BD / Kino Lorber / ★★★1/2
71)Bucket of Blood (1959) / DVD / MGM / ★★★1/2 /

October 23rd:
72)Urban Legend (1998) / BD / Tri-Star / ★★★1/2 / x
73)The Old Dark House (1932) /PLEX/ ★★ /
74)Dolls (1987) / PLEX / ★★★1/2 / *
75)Sleepaway Camp (1983) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★★

October 24th:
76)Return of the Evil Dead (1973) / DVD / Blue Underground / ★★★ / x
77)Alucarda (1977) / YouTube / ★ / *

October 25th:
78)The Fog (2005) / PLEX / ★★ / x
79)Hobgoblins (1988) / PLEX / ★★ / *


October 26th:
80)Night of the Living Dead (1968) / BD / Happinet / ★★★★★ / x
81)Dawn of the Dead (1978) / BD / Anchor Bay / ★★★★★ / x
82)The Crazies (1973) / BD / Blue Underground / ★★★1/2 / *

October 27th:

83)Village of the Damned (1995) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★1/2 / x
84)Messiah of Evil (1979) / PLEX / ★ / *


October 28th:
85)Cat People (1942) / PLEX / ★★★ /
86)Stitches (2012) / BD / Dark Sky Films / ★★★1/2 / x
87)Trick 'r Treat (2007) / BD / Warner Bros. / ★★★★ / x
88)Blair Witch (2016) / PLEX / ★★1/2 /
89)The Initiation (1984) / PLEX / ★★★ / *

October 29th:
90)Zombie (1979) / BD / Blue Underground / ★★★★1/2 / x
91)The Fog (1980) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★★1/2 / *
92)Black Christmas (2006) / BD / TVA Films / ★★★1/2
93)The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) / BD / Kino Lorber / ★★★★ /

October 30th:
94) The Amityville Horror (1979) / BD / MGM / ★★★★1/2 / x
95) Burnt Offerings (1976) / BD / Kino Lorber / ★★★★ / x
96) Jigsaw (2017) / Movie Theater / ★★★1/2 /
97) Witchtrap (1989) / PLEX / ★★1/2 / *

October 31st:
98) Creepshow (1982) / BD / Warner Bros. / ★★★★1/2 / x
99) Ghostwatch (1992) / PLEX / ★ / *
100) Halloween (1978) / BD / Anchor Bay / ★★★★★ / x
101) Halloween II (1981) / BD / Scream/Shout! / ★★★★ / x

November 1st:
102) Arachnophobia (1990) / BD / Hollywood Pictures-Amblin / ★★★★ / *
103) The Monster Squad (1987) / BD / Lionsgate / ★★★★ / x




THEMES: COMPLETED
Spoiler:



-X- 10/01: Farewell Texas Gentleman Who Took the Chainsaw That Extra Mile, You Directed Poltergeist; We Know Your Style! - R.I.P. Tobe Hooper - Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
-X- 10/02: Radioactive Materials Produced from Industrial Waste, These Slimy Carcinogenic Poisons Will Give You Superpowers to Fly to Outer Space! - Slime, Goo & Toxic Waste Horror - The Blob (1988)
-X- 10/03: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers/ Giallos / Serial Killers - Tenebrae(1982)
-X- 10/04: Produced Carefully One Frame At a Time, These Two-Dimensional Abominations Are Nightmare-Fueled Versions of Modern Day Pantomime. - Animated Horror - Extraordinary Tales(2013)
-X- 10/05: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - The Wolf Man(1941)
-X- 10/06: Enchanted Forests, Men with Hooks for Hands, A Ghostly Woman Residing in the Mirror ...It All Goes Hand In Hand. - Folklore, Urban Legends & Fairy Tale Horror - House of the Devil(2009)
-X- 10/07: Mindfuckery of Lynchian Dream Logic Style with Hallucinogenic Head Trips that Beguile - Nightmares & Dreamscapes / Hallucinations & Drug Trips - Psycho(1960)
-X- 10/08: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Walking Corpses that are Undead!
Call In the Military; Shoot 'Em in the Head! - Zombies - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue(1974)
-X- 10/09: From Scream Queens to the Final Girl, These Deadly Women Will Make Your Nightmares Unfurl! - Day of the Woman: Female Directed Horror Films - Slumber Party Massacre(1982)
-X- 10/10: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter 5 - 1967 (Gold) Vs. 1992 (Silver) : It Survived - Frankenstein Created Woman(1967),Army of Darkness(1992)
-X- 10/11: Dusty Decaying Bones in Rat-Infested Paris Catacombs - Skull & Bones - From Beyond the Grave(1974)
-X- 10/12: Some Poor Sap in the Museum's Egyptian Wing is Lying Dead ...Never Remove the Cursed Sarcophagus Amulet From the Mummy's Ancient Rotting Head. - Mummies - The Mummy(1959)
-X- 10/13: It's That Annual Event At Camp Crystal Lake When Teens Get a Little Perverse ...Meanwhile Crazy Ralph Politely Reminds Everyone You're All Doomed; There's a Death Curse! - Unlucky Charms - A Celebration of Friday the 13th: Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films - Friday the 13th(1980)
-X- 10/14: Intestinal Annihilation with a Little Arterial Spray, Add Some Gory Depravity & Blood Spatter... It's All In a Day! - Splatter / Gore - Scream(1996)
-X- 10/15: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - The Willies(1990)
-X- 10/16: Print Media is Slowly Decaying. Two of the Big Dogs Unfortunately Won't Be Staying. - R.I.P. Fangoria / Video Watchdog - The Evil Dead(1981) Fangoria Issue 23/November 1982
-X- 10/17: Friends, Frenemies or Just a Figment of the Imagination;
That's a Friendship Crapshoot Gambling with Your Eradication! - Friends 'till the End: The Good, The Bad & The Imaginary - Hostel(2007)
-X- 10/18: Expectant Mothers Carrying the Antichrist; Their Freakishly Mutated Offspring Presumably Won't Play Nice! - Pregnancy Horror - The Brood(1979)
-X- 10/19: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances - Dead Silence(2007)
-X- 10/20: Bela's Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires - Nosferatu(1922)
-X- 10/21: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Belated, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Never Be Outdated! - 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Media Home Entertainment / Video Stores - Don't Go In the House(1980)
-X- 10/22: Manufactured Tulpas from Unearthly Dimensions Or Maybe Evil Twin Siblings Just Hanging At Local Horror Conventions? - Evil Twins & Doppelgangers - The Dunwich Horror(1970)
-X- 10/23: Tonight's Forecast Calls for a 100% Chance of Unadulterated Fright! - It Was a Dark and Stormy Night... - Urban Legend(1998)
-X- 10/24: Now Boarding: Your Ticket to Sun-Drenched Terror! - Coffin Joe's Caribbean, Mexican & Central/South American Cruise to Port Oblivion Featuring Hispanic Icons - Return of the Evil Dead(1973)
-X- 10/25: The Shittiest, Cheapest Movies Mankind Ever Sprung; Some So Bad, They're Good ...Others are Killer Tongue! - IMDB Lowest Rated Horror - The Fog(2005)
-X- 10/26: Goodbye Godfather of the Modern Living Dead & Social Commentary Guru of What Needed to Be Said. - R.I.P. George A. Romero - Night of the Living Dead(1968)
-X- 10/27: Hello Friends, Welcome to the 100th Anniversary of Antonio Bay! We're Murderous Ghost Mariners from A Leper Colony ...Yeah, We Can't Stay! - Small Town Horrors - Village of the Damned(1995)
-X- 10/28: Binge-Watch Parties From Beyond the Grave & Benighted. Beware! There's a Catch; Pray You're Not Invited! - Mass Marathon of the Damned 8: Horror Parties - Stitches(2012)
-X- 10/29: Electronically Produced Via Keyboard from the Bowels of Hell... This Retro Futuristic Music from Beyond Is the Proverbial Death Knell. - The Synth of Fear - Zombie(1979)
-x- 10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - The Amityville Horror(1979)
-X- 10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience a Decapitated Head! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Halloween(1978)
-X- 11/01: Comedy Plus Tragedy Equals Hilariously Horrific Death, Horror Comedies Crossover - The Monster Squad (1987)


SUBSETS: COMPLETED
Spoiler:


-X- 09/30: group vote - Cronos (1993)
-X- 11/01: group vote - Arachnophobia (1990)
-X- 10/30: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2017) - Jigsaw (2017)

-X- 10/01: Dick Laurent - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
-X- 10/02: shellebelle - C.H.U.D (1984)
-X- 10/03: ororama - Amer (2009)
-X- 10/04: clckworang - Mad Monster Party? (1967)
-X- 10/05: Darkgod - Bad Moon (1996)
-X- 10/06: hbsvb - Candyman (1992)
-X- 10/07: Gobear - The Void (2016)
-X- 10/08: arw6040 - Train to Busan (2016)
-X- 10/09: jacob_b - Raw (2016)
-X- 10/10: nezumi - Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Highway to Hell (1992)
-X- 10/11: rbrown498 - The Screaming Skull (1958)
-X- 10/12: Trevor - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
-X- 10/13: tarfrimmer - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
-X- 10/14: Chad - One Dark Night (1982)
-X- 10/15: Mondo Kane - Tales of Halloween (2015)
-X- 10/16: Bladz - Martyrs (2008)
-X- 10/17: mallratcal - Pin (1988)
-X- 10/18: numbercrunch - Seeding of a Ghost [Zhong gui] (1983)
-X- 10/19: pacaway - Under the Shadow (2016)
-X- 10/20: Shack - Ganja & Hess (1973)
-X- 10/21: The Man with the
Golden Doujinshi - Day of the Dead (1985)
-X- 10/22: Undeadcow - +1 (2013)
-X- 10/23: TheBigDave - Dolls (1987)
-X- 10/24: alyxstarr - Alucarda (1977)
-X- 10/25: WillieMLF - Hobgoblins (1988)
-X- 10/26: PCBreakdown - The Crazies (1973)
-X- 10/27: DaveyJoe - Messiah of Evil (1973)
-X- 10/28: SethDLH - The Initiation (1984)
-X- 10/29: Darth Maher - The Fog (1980)
-X- 10/30: SterlingBen - Witchtrap (1989)
-X- 10/31: cwileyy - Ghostwatch (1992)


CHECKLIST: COMPLETED
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Select 10 actors:
-X- Kevin Bacon - Friday the 13th(1980)
-X- Tobin Bell - Saw(2004)
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
--- Veronica Cartwright -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Mummy(1959)
-X- Jocelin Donahue - The House of the Devil(2009)
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Ethan Embry -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Old Dark House(1932)
--- Brea Grant -
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Wolf Man(1941)
-X- Christopher Lee - The Mummy(1959)
-X- Rose McGowan -Scream(1996)
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
-X- Dina Myer - Saw(2004)
-X- Meg Tilly - One Dark Night(1982)
--- Mary Elizabeth Winstead -

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
-X- John Vulich - Day of the Dead(1985)
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
--- Bill Paxton -
--- Robert Day -
--- Alessandro Alessandroni -
--- Michael Parks -
-X- Adam West - One Dark Night(1982)
-X- George A. Romero - Day of the Dead(1985)
-X- John Heard - C.H.U.D.(1984)
--- Sam Shepard -
--- Robert Hardy -
--- Haruo Nakajima -
--- Sonny Landham -
--- Jay Thomas -
-X- Tobe Hooper - Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974)
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -
--- Hugh Hefner -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Antón García Abril -
-X- John Carpenter - The Fog (1980)
--- Daniel Licht -
-X- Harry Manfredini - Friday the 13th Part II (1980)

Select 5 directors:
-X- Dario Argento - Tenebrae (1982)
-X- Don Coscarelli - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
--- David DeCoteau -
--- Mike Flanagan -
--- Tom Holland -
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
-X- Steve Miner - Friday the 13th Part II(1982)
-X- James Wan - Saw (2004)
-X- Adam Wingard - Blair Witch (2016)

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
-X- Patrick Baxter - Dead Silence (2007)
-X- Jason Collins - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
--- Mark Shostrom -
--- Bud Westmore -

Select 2 producers:
--- Bradley Fuller -
-X- Dino De Laurentiis - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- Roy Lee - Blair Witch (2016)
--- Lloyd Kaufman -

Select 2 writers:
--- Jaume Balagueró -
-X- Robert Bloch - Psycho (1960)
--- Jack Ketchum -
-X- H.P. Lovecraft - The Dunwich Horror (1970)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Friday the 13th Part III 3D(1983)
--- Agoraphobia -
-X- Anthology Film - The Willies(1990)
-X- Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Nosferatu (1922)
-X- Appears on Video Nasties List -A Bay oF Blood(1971) (aka TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE, BLOOD BATH)
-X- Based on a True Story - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
--- Based on a Novel - Psycho(1960) Book by Robert Bloch
--- Cannibalism -
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe -(2013)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Classic Universal Monsters Movie - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Army of Darkness (1992)
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Carnival of Souls (1962)
-X- Death by: Fire - The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen -
-X- Film From TCM's October Schedule - The Mummy (1959)
-X- From a Basis Gogos Painting - The Wolf Man (1941)
-X- Found Footage - Blair Witch (2016)
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Poltergeist (1982)
-X- Giallo - Tenebrae (1982)
-X- K-Horror - Train to Busan (2016)
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Village of the Damned (1995)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Dolls (1987)
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1959)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Nation of Origin: China - Seeding of a Ghost (1983)
--- Nazi -
--- Psychological -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Sleepaway Camp (1983)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Friday the 13th Parts I-III
-X- Vampire - Nosferatu (1922)
-X- Werewolf - The Wolf Man (1941)
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
-X- With Commentary - Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Mummy (1959)
-X- Zombie - Day of the Dead (1985)

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
-X- Tim Lucas - Bay of Blood(1971)
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, BD, Carnival of Souls (1962) .
-X- Second format, DVD, The Blob (1988).
-X- Third format, NETFLIX, Under the Shadow (2016).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Korean, Train to Busan (2016).
-X- Second language, Chinese, Seeding of a Ghost (1983).
-X- Third language, French, Raw (2016).

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) -
--- Features music by Richard Band -
-X- Was made in the 1950s - Bucket of Blood(1959)
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
--- Features a solar eclipse -
--- Has the words "It" in the title -
--- Was directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Stars Michelle Bauer -
-X- Takes place at a cemetery - One Dark Night (1983)
-X- Features an actor who played Michael Myers, Jason, Freddy, Pinhead, or another pop culture horror killer in a different role - C.J. Graham(Jason) - Hellcop, Highway to Hell(1991)

Select 8 decades of film history:
--- 1890 -
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
-X- 1920 - Nosferatu(1922)
-X- 1930 - The Old Dark House(1932)
-X- 1940 - The Wolf Man(1941)
-X- 1950 - Bucket of Blood(1959)
-X- 1960 - Psycho(1960)
-X- 1970 - Dawn of the Dead(1978)
-X- 1980 - Friday the 13th(1980)
-X- 1990 - Army of Darkness(1992)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1942 (75th) -
-X- 1967 (50th) - Frankenstein Created Woman(1967)
--- 1992 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari(1920)
-X- 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Black Christmas(2006)
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel -
--- 100th Birthday of Santo -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
-X- R - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- NC-17 - The Evil Dead (1981)
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Hostel (2005)
--- M -
--- GP -


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

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

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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Goals:
*Note: Unless otherwise noted, everything here is a First Time Viewing

1.La setta (1991)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #833
Pretty good start to the challenge. Not what I'd considered one of Soavi's best, it pinballs around for a while before settling on a groove but does have some pretty memorably disturbing set pieces including a face ripping scene straight out of Hellraiser and a WTF stork rape.

2. The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
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Watch Format: Amazon Prime
List: Exploitation Independent
Dull as dishwater... John Carradine has that hang-dog "I'm doin' this for booze money" look on his face the whole time and John Ireland hams it up like a mofo. It starts to drum up a little atmosphere at the end but feels too little too late.

3. Il profumo della signora in nero (1974)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT #612
I went into this expecting a giallo based on the nationality, time period and abnormally long title but instead got a fascinating flick that was like Rosemary's Baby-esque gaslighting cannibals. I ended up liking it a good deal.

4. Sugar Hill (1974)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT #973
Huh... didn't intend to watch three movies in a row from 1974 but here we are. This flick about a wrong woman seeking revenge using voodoo zombies doesn't entirely succeed due to some really lame effects during death scenes and some expository scenes that drag but it's still pretty entertaining with Baron Samedi hamming it up pretty well and the voodoo zombies actually looking pretty creepy at times with their blacked out eyes and cobwebbed features.

5. As Above, So Below (2014)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #865
Takes the found footage genre (and yea, technically not found footage but still plays like one) in a little different direction with a kind of DaVinci Code-esque plot about digging around in catacombs for relics. It still overuses a lot of the tropes of found footage films though (long stretches of nothing interesting happening in the first half, overly shaky camera to overcompensate for lack of effects, etc.).

6. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #744
Some nice performances with Cushing delivering some grand-standing speeches and Donald Pleasance really relishing his role as Hare of the murdering entrepeneurs Burke & Hare. A little slow in places but overall not bad.

7. Dread (2009)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: TSZDT #995
eh... just... unpleasant. I don't get the appeal of movies like this really. Falls pretty squarely in the torture porn genre for the most part. Also takes WAY too long to get to the point of the movie.

8. Bride of Boogedy (1987)
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Watch Format: Youtube
List: None
Oh why, Eugene Levy? Levy hams it up with the rest in this stupid sequel to the original made-for-TV Disney movie Mr Boogedy. I've heard of people reminisce of their childhood, laying claims to once being scared by this... Seriously? I think this one manages to be even hammier than the first one.

9. Los ojos de Julia (2010)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #965
While this one had it's moments, it also had some dumb plot beats and pacing issues. it could've also rung more suspense from the Julia pretending to be blind with the killer believing her to be still blind.

10. The Tunnel (2011)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #932
Yet anonther found footage movie, this time with some wraparound faux documentary interviews. This format actually had a significant downside since it was pretty obvious based on who was being interviewed who was going to live and die. I also found the ending anti-climactic and got super sick of hearing everyone shout the name Tangles over and over.

11. It (2017)
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Watch Format: Theater
List: None
This one has a pretty conventional vibe to it but is pretty well made for what it is. I think it's probably about as good an adaptation as the Stephen King book is going to get anyway. Oddly enough, as long as it is, there were a couple of sections that still felt rushed (not surprisingly since this film represents half of King's second longest novel).

12. The Mutilator (1984)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #88, Exploitation Indepedent
Pretty run-of-the-mill slasher with an uninteresting killer and an ultra cheesy theme song for its alternate title "Fall Break". It did have some pretty fun, gruesome effects though if you're a gorehound.

13. The Return of the Vampire (1944)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #36
Bela Legosi slips into a very familiar skin as a vampire with a werewolf as his helper. It has some nice atmosphere at times and Legosi is fine (he can play this kind of role in his sleep) but ultimately doesn't offer much of anything original for the genre.

14. Grizzly (1976)
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Watch Format: Amazon Prime
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #191
Smarter than the average bear indeed.... You know, this movie wasn't terribly exciting for the most part but the scene where the bear lops off the kid's leg was pretty surprising. Also, I probably shouldn't have, but when the bear punched the head off a horse, I just burst out laughing uncontrollably.

15. Il mulino delle donne di pietra (1960)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT #856
Pretty lurid subject matter for the time, it starts really slow with a lot of exposition dumps but picks up in the latter half once the doctor gets down to business.

16. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT #626
Starts out slow but ultimately ends up more interesting than Part 2 (which really just plays out like a rehash of the first one). I did think Julie just suddenly being studded out was a little cheesy but Yuzna loves his cheese, so what are ya gonna do. I also wanna add I hated Curt... Just terrible.

17. The Pit (1981)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT #962
Well, this was just kinda dumb, especially the section where the kid's luring victims into the troglodyte pit. When the guy falls in trying to catch a football, I just yelled "the fuck?". The movie never really could settle on a tone either, veering wildly between dorky slapstick and low budget whiny melodrama.

18. Død snø 2 (2014)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT #969
This was such a ridiculous over-the-top fun movie... Even more than the first one, approaching Troma levels of ludicrousness.

19-21. Rose Red (2002)
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Watch Format: Dailymotion
List: TSZDT #791
Well, I guess Stephen King had to try his had at the paranormal investigation haunted house story at least once. It plays out in a very extended and unsurprising fashion with most of the characters being super one-dimensional. It's also let down by really flat directing and cheesy effects. Having said all that, sadly enough by being merely competent, it still ends up better than like 80% of Stephen King TV movies. I did get a kick out of Rose Red obviously being influenced by the Winchester Mystery House, a real life bizarre ever-evolving house.

22. Shhh (1993)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: None
WTF? This is one of the nuttiest movies I've seen to come out of India (and music free to boot!). A sort of slasher basically but with lots of random nonsense thrown in for no apparent reason. Recommended if you are into crazy stuff like Raw Force and Mystics in Bali.

23. The Living and the Dead (2006)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #985
Eh... So cringeworthy. This story of a deranged, mentally troubled son tormenting his sickly mother unknowingly is just deeply unpleasant to watch. I just was so mad at the negligent father who left them alone the entire time...

24. Antropophagus (1980)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT #888
Yea, it's Joe D'amato so you pretty much know what you're getting: a modicrum of plot as an excuse to get a shitty-looking cave man creature going around killing people. Throw in some cheesy gore effects and you've got yourself a D'Amato supreme.

25. Warlock (1989)
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List: TSZDT #993
I kinda liked this one despite the crappy special effects. Julian Sands as the ultra evil warlock and Richard E. Grant as the protagonist helped a lot.

26. Pandorum (2009)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #934
Man, what a wasted premise. This one had some good ideas rattling around in it but it just didn't come together very well. Clunky dialogue, bad acting and a weird, haphazard pace all contributed to making this crappier than it should've been.

27. Sílení (2005)
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List: TSZDT #864
I can always count on Svankmajer to provide everything he does best: bizarre torments fused with otherworldly stop motion nonsense, uncomfortable sexual perversions and extremely unpleasant close-ups of people consuming food. It works for me.

28. De lift (1983)
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List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #205
I found myself kinda liking this oddball Dutch neon hot pink killer elevator movie. I mean, it oozed 80's but still delivered quirky cheese with some entertaining kills.

29. Rings (2017)
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List: None
They really need to just stop. Such a waste of Vincent D'onofrio. It tries to reveal more of Samara's origins but really only evaporates any mystique the farnchise may have had as well as breaking it's own random rules. Also, the ending was stupid.

30. The Black Cat (1941)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #636
Is it impossible for the film industry to make a straight adaptation of Poe's The Black Cat? I've seen at least half a dozen different versions with all taking massive liberties with the source material. This one basically centers around a bunch of greedy relatives dealing with the fallout of a rich matriarch leaving her inheritance to a maid and her cats. Murder is afoot and no one is safe! Or whatever. Despite its fairly short length, it feels padded with unnecessary exposition and lame comedic relief. The Legosi/Karloff Black Cat is MUCH better despite having even less to do with Poe's source story.

31. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #866
An earlier Argento effort, I thought it was pretty good but not without flaws. While it features Argento's flair for visuals, especially during death scenes (the hedge maze and the final scene are highlights) and a pretty solid foundation for a plot (I Know What You Did Last Summer-style), it does have some pacing problems, especially in the middle.

32. Demons 2 (1986)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #87
I really enjoyed the first Demons in a batshit nutso kind of way so was looking forward to this one. While it didn't disappoint necessarily, it did feel a little same-y, not unlike Return of the Living Dead vs RotLD Part II. The baby demon was a bit much and WTF was with that ending?

33. Goodnight Mommy (2014)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #992
Very unsettling but good movie regardless of whether you see the twist coming. Very slow pacing early on ends up being a benefit to the film, letting the horror of the situation sink in.

34. Curse, Death & Spirit (1992)
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List: None
Very weak anthology movie from Hideo Nakata of The Grudge fame. Very low budget production and weak, generic J-Horror story lines make this one pretty hard to recommend.

35. Sting of Death (1965)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: Horrorpedia Worst Horror Films of All-Time
Good ol' Something Weird, dredging up the most shitty, stupid movies possible. From schlockmeister extraordinair William Grefe comes a movie about a killer jellyfish guy. The first half of the movie was pretty much nothing but teen dance parties while the second half was mostly shots of the jellyfish thing's legs and tentacles dangling down (with good reason... the few shots of the head looked beyond awful; basically a plastic balloon over a guy's head). I had fun with it though.

36. Sheitan (2006)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #728
Takes a while to really get going but once it does, it completely goes off the deep end. Cassel was great. By the end it reminded me of something out of Tales from the Crypt.

37. Der Student von Prag (1926)
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Watch Format: Youtube
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #130
A solid version of the story that starts a little on the slow side but finishes well and has some very nice expressionist cinematography going for it at times. Why won't people learn not to make deals with the devil?

38. Frightmare (1983)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: Exploitation Independent Checklist
I'm not going to say this was an amazing movie by any stretch but I had some fun with it as a dead horror film star (coming off vaguely like Christopher Lee at times) terrorizing a bunch of obnoxious theater geeks who desecrate his body as some kind of bizarre tribute.

39. The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock (1962)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #40
There's a core fallacy at play with this one. Why would anyone married to Barbara Steele want to kill her in order to bring back his rotting corpse of an ex-wife? Although I guess it just goes to show how deranged he really was.

40. Brainscan (1994)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #894
This was hardcore cheesy but vaguely entertaining for a while. The ending was a total cop out though (and what's with that stupid post-credits scene with the dog?). I can't even begin to understand how this game supposedly worked but I guess that's not the point.

41. Ankle Biters (2002)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: Horrorpedia Worst Horror Films of All-Time
This was just...dog shit... Like, so bad. The concept of dwarf vampires could be stupid entertaining if in the hands of schlock kings such as Lloyd Kaufman or Charles Band. Unfortunately, it seemed to have been made by some dipshit in Georgia or Alabama or something with muffled sound, one cheapo camera, a bunch of non-actors and toy guns bought from Walmart or somewhere. There's also a motorcycle gang driving around for 10 minutes right before the end of the movie and a lot of pointless slo-mo for no reason at all. Think Birdemic levels of bad and you're getting close.

42. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #731
While it employs a similar mockumentary format to The Tunnel, it's more chilling due to the subject matter and the use of the video footage reproducing a serial killer's torture and murder. It's only let down by occasional bad acting that removes the viewing from the realism of it.

43. From Beyond the Grave (1974)
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List: TSZDT #720
A pretty middling Amicus horror anthology with nothing specifically remarkable about any of it. The middle story's probably the weakest with the first having some decent kills and the last having some decent set design. The wrap around segment with Cushing was fairly uninspiring and predictable also.

44. The Thing (2011)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #876
Sigh... This was ok, I guess but pales in comparison to Carpenter's. The director really doesn't understand why the original The Thing was so successful. When it should've been doubling down on the paranoia, it threw out a spaceship and a big CGI fight scene that felt ludicrously out of place. The idea of it being a prequel was fairly novel, but it just failed to execute it well at all. Also practical effects > CGI for sure.

45. Man Made Monster (1941)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #547
Lon Chaney Jr really made this one worth watching. His tortured expression when he's forced to repeatedly admit to killing the doctor is beyond sad and goes a long way toward helping you relate to what would otherwise be a mindless monster. The last twenty minutes play out about as expected but it's still a pretty competent under-seen Universal horror.

46. Doghouse (2009)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #786
This was decent but seemed to be trying too hard to be Shaun of the Dead, coming off less funny with less likable characters. I did like the variety of creature effects in the Phase 2 mutation though. Nice spin on the typical zombie virus genre even if it didn't make a damn bit of sense.

47. Uninvited (1988)
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Watch Format: Amazon Prime
List: None
This may need to fall into my regular rotation of stupidly entertaining shitty movies. The concept of a monster living in a cat's mouth and killing people is too bonkers to not appreciate on some level.

48. The Sorcerers (1967)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #940
Too bad they don't give Karloff much to do here other than basically sit and look like he's concentrating. But hey, at least he's shows he's hip with the swingin' sixties scene, man. Really, there's not a lot that's very compelling here and the scariest thing in the movie is the jarring quick cuts to close ups of that old woman.

49. Black Water (2007)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #986
Way too drawn out to be entertaining or suspenseful. I refuse to believe any random crocodile is this motivated. I think I like Rogue a little more just because it didn't take itself as seriously.

50. Ben (1972)
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Watch Format: Blu-ray
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #827, Exploitation Independent
Kinda dull in many spots with most of the last 20 minutes being just shots of guys with flamethrowers and rats scurrying away from them. I will say I got a little choked up when Danny found Ben at the end and promised to always be friends. Maybe it's the Michael Jackson song that really drove it home for me.

51. Death Nurse (1987)
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Watch Format: DVD
List: Horrorpedia Worst Horror Films of All-Time
Well, this was a shot-on-video craphole of a movie with random cuts for what appears to be a totally different movie spliced in. Typical of 80's SOV movies with god awful acting, poor effects and next to no plot.

52. Los sin nombre (1999) a.k.a. The Nameless
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #854
Pretty good thriller from the director of [rec] that drums up some decent mystery and suspense but the directing comes across heavy handed at times. The end was also fairly weak for me.

53. Slaughter High (1986)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #963
Pretty run-of-the-mill slasher with fairly unimpressive kills for the most part. One thing I did find interesting was that the killer actually killed all of them which was nice since they were all pretty relentlessly unlikable. Too bad the movie had a crappy fake out ending where it was all in his head. But then it just kept going and had a bizarre non-fake out ending instead... I just dunno.

54. Isolation (2005)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #935
Genetic mutated cows run amuck. The premise sounds like something ludicrous like Black Sheep or Poultrygeist but the movie plays it totally straight and actually comes across very competent with some truly tense moments.

55. Saint Ange (2004) a.k.a. House of Voices
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Watch Format: DVD
List: TSZDT 1001-2000 #244
A pretty good but quite sad ghost story in the vein of The Orphanage. The ending was a little unsatisfying but the movie created a good sense of atmosphere that carries it regardless.

56. Scars of Dracula (1970)
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Watch Format: Streaming
List: TSZDT #919
This was a pretty bland, straightforward Hammer Dracula movie. Christopher Lee acquits himself fine but isn't given a lot interesting to do. I will say, they really liked that shot of the guy climbing in and out of the castle window with that obviously painted matte background below him.

57. Die! Die! My Darling! (!965)
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Tallulah Bankhead was solid as a crazy, religious nut (is there any other kind? amiright!? har har). It's not as over-the-top as some of the finer hagsploitation movies like Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? but it's still pretty decent.

58. Stigmata (1999)
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Man, I hated the direction in this. It was so... of its time. The random metal soundtrack also seemed really out of place given the subject matter. I also felt like the movie meandered a lot without a clear direction of where it was going. It also had a pretty weak ending.

59. I lunghi capelli della morte (1964) a.k.a. The Long Hair of Death
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This was actually quite a nice surprise and better in my opinion than the more well known Castle of Blood from the same director. Speaking of the director, Margheriti is less known than some of his Italian counterparts in genre film but I'd say is as equally adept if not more skilled behind the camera than the likes of Fulci or Franco, who get far more attention. Barbara Steele is great as ever and the the film creates a very nice gothic horror atmosphere.

60. Voodoo Man (1944)
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Pretty middling Legosi pre-Romero voodoo zombie movie. Mostly pretty dull. I cringed as that last zinger also.

61. Zirneklis (1991) a.k.a. Spider
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Holy shit... I don't know hat the hell I just watched exactly but I found it deeply fascinating. The whole movie feels like a bizarre fever dream of hallucinatory visuals, of twisted sexual perversions... Really one of the best things I've seen come out of Russia.

62. La maldición de la momia azteca (1957)
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Santo movies are always pretty fun in their own way. This one pits him against some gangsters and an Aztec mummy. You can certainly do worse.

63. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro (1971) ak.a. Short Night of Glass Dolls
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Huh... that was different. Like a lot of giallo (not that this is a typical giallo in most ways), it has a kind of slow middle section but really has a pretty interesting hook and while I saw the ending coming, it didn't make it any less squirmy.

64. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
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So I can see why some traditional horror fans have reacted negatively to this but I personally really liked it. While it was (VERY) slow moving, it built an incredible atmosphere with a dense and pervading mood of sorrow. If you have seen Osgood Perkins' other film The Blackcoats Daughter, you basically know what to expect here.

65. The Wolfman (2010)
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Serviceable but fairly unremarkable Hollywood remake. Some nice set design and atmosphere along with a solid cast is let down by unimpressive CGI and a middling script.

66. Incubo sulla città contaminata (1980) a.k.a. Nightmare City
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Hm, like a shitty pre-cursor to 28 Days Later's fast infected zombies. The makeup looks really bad here and it mostly is comprised of characters just going from point A to B with little depth. Also the ending sucked.

67. Shura (1971)
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This one was really good. Excellent B&W cinematography with a very fascinating script. It could've been tightened a little but overall better than many I've watched this month.

68. The Gorgon (1964)
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Even more talking than a lot of Hammer films, it still has solid set design and acting. Just needed more actually happening.

69. The Video Dead (1987)
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A goofy 80's nonsense movie about a TV that brings forth crazed zombies to terrorize and murder its owners. It's stupid but kind of entertaining in the same way other movies of its ilk are.

70. Raw (2016)
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Interesting take on cannibalism with a great soundtrack and excellent direction. It doesn't work 100% of the time but still left me fairly satisfied.

71. Kôrei (2000) a.k.a. Seance
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I've generally quite like Kiyoshi Kurosawa's films and while Seance isn't bad, it isn't at the level of Pulse or Cure either. It takes the same slow burn approach but doesn't offer as compelling a story. It's still pretty good overall though.

72. Blood Rage (1987)
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Turn your brain off for this one and let the waves of gory stupidity wash over you. I just kept cracking up over how hilariously over-the-top everything was. This would make a good party movie.

73. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
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I guess this went in a somewhat different direction than I expected toward the end, but it's still a pretty run-of-the-mill found footage movie, falling prey to overuse of shaky cam during climactic fright sequences, muting the scares and making it vaguely nauseous to watch.

74. Killer's Delight (1978)
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Beyond dull recounting of the exploits of Ted Bundy and the Henry Silva-esque cop and his relentlessly partner tracking him down. You'd probably have more fun reading the back of a cereal box than watching this.

75. Un gatto nel cervello (1990) a.k.a. A Cat In The Brain
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I found myself actually kind of enjoying this piecemeal, disjointed self-reflexive Lucio Fulci stroke job. One could look at this as Fulci's 8 1/2, a meta commentary on the inner character of the director and what drives him. It's just unlike Fellini, Fulci is driven by butts, boobs and blood. Lots and lots of blood.

76. Baby Blood (1990)
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I kinda liked the whole freewheeling vibe of this one. Has an anarchic tone that reminds me of the likes of Troma or Frank Hennelotter but without the obvious humor elements (although I can't see the filmmakers taking this totally seriously).

77. Mum & Dad (2008)
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I didn't get a whole lot out of this one, a story of a bizarre couple of abducts people and indoctrinates them into their family under threats of torture. The production values were weak and some of the acting was sketchy also.

78. The Invisible Ray (1936)
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Honestly I kind of expected more from Legosi and Karloff beyond just a glowing dude killing people. It does feel a little different with its globe hopping narrative in the first half but ultimately falls under old tropes of typical Universal horror of the day.

79-81. Lore S1E1-6
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I thought this was a pretty good series based on a podcast that focuses on tales from folklore, primarily recreated as a combination of animation, re-enactments and voice over courtesy of Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the original podcast. while narratively it was fairly compelling I felt it relied too heavily on reenactments (I wish there was more of the experimental animation... those were really cool segments) and there were times it left me wanting on the actual origins of the some of the folklore manifestations.

82. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
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The formula's wearing thin on me with this one. The original conceit of mixing actual Universal monster storylines with Abbott & Costello slapstick worked pretty well with the original Meets Frankenstein but just seems to have diminishing returns with each successive movie. Having Costello turning into a giant rat was just too silly even for the nonsense at play here.

83. Split (2016)
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Shyamalan definitely needs to stick with smaller scale thrillers. They seem to be his forte. This one was pretty solid with a good pace, a bravura scenery-chewing performance from McAvoy and some genuinely tense sequences. Shyamalan couldn't resist his cheesiest impulses with that reference to Unbreakable at the end though.

84. The Hearse (1980)
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Decent but rarely remarkable, The Hearse has a mildly interesting central mystery with a couple of kind of creepy segments but much of the runtime is spent with the main character just being treated rudely by unwelcoming townspeople. I GET IT. EVIL HOUSE. Let's move on.

85. Ouija (2014)
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Just really bland, paint-by-numbers PG-13 horror movie... Very little happens in the first half of the movie and when something finally does start happening, it just comes off mostly silly. Also the dialogue is mostly crap.

86. The Editor (2014)
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Astron-6, folks. I enjoyed this giallo parody quite a bit. I mean, it rarely made much sense but it had so many ridiculous things going on it didn't really matter.

87. Gerald's Game (2017)
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Having read the book, I can say that this is probably as good an adaptation as could be done. I remember when I read it thinking that it was probably Stephen King's least film-able book with most of the "action" taking place in a single location with almost entirely internal narrative. But Flanagan finds some creative ways to manifest the protagonists' inner thoughts and struggle, ultimately resulting in a pretty solid movie with an unfortunately terrible epilogue that should've just been cut off (King's book had a similarly unnecessary epilogue also).

88. Alien: Covenant (2017)
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Very nice visuals and cool effects as well as Fassbender's awesomeness can't hide the plot inconsistencies and poorly developed characters. With a twist that's not half as clever as it seems to think it is making several things just straight up not make sense in retrospect, I feel like while this wasn't terrible, it wasn't nearly as good as it could have been.

89. Black Friday (1940)
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Wait, you replaced this kind-hearted professor's brain with that of an evil gangster's and suddenly he's started acting evil and gangster-y? Shocking... This is definitely the weakest of the Karloff/Lugosi movies I've seen with Lugosi basically just given a bit part and the meatiest role given to some Blandy McBlanderbland. Really not a lot to recommend it honestly.

90. Chungyo (1972)
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Here we have an interestingly bizarre and hallucinatory psycho-drama from the director of Hanyo. Good overall but left me puzzled as to what the hell actually happened? Who killed who? Did that baby crawl into the sewer after the rats or die in the fridge? Timeless questions of the ages.

91. Hush (2016)
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Very nicely paced, tense home invasion thriller with some very suspenseful moments and a great sound mix. It plays out a little more straightforward than I prefer toward the end but still ends up good in general.

92. Under the Shadow (2016)
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I was really impressed with this one. What starts as a very real terror brought on by the realities of living in a war-torn city under an oppressive regime begins to morph into a more supernatural and metaphorical horror that comes across as genuinely imaginative and creepy in places. While reminding me of The Babadook in general tone at times, this Iranian horror film (which is a miracle in and of itself) still succeeds on its own merits with some interesting ideas and effects.

93. Plankton (1994)
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Wow, this was a gloriously stupid piece of shit. Horrible acting? Check. Ludicrously terrible special effects? Check. Pure gibberish plotting and gratuitous sex? Definitely a big check.

94. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
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While this isn't what I'd call a truly great horror film, it was certainly light years beyond the first one with a better pacing, more well-drawn characters, a more interesting basic premise and a fresh 60's time period.

95. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
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A near tension-less stalker flick with endless scenes of the characters walking around talking about being worried with very little actually happening. It tries to ramp up a little toward the end but with a very nonthreatening killer and a too-little-too-late anti-climactic finale.

96. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
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Unnecessarily chatty and exposition heavy, very little actually happens until nearly an hour end at which point it starts to feel more like classic Hammer horror. Unfortunately it really doesn't gather enough steam to be interesting despite a few solid moments.

97. The Babysitter (2017)
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This one's not going to win any Academy Awards but actually ends up a lot of fun. It's nice to see McG channeling his OCD music video style to something that really fits it as opposed to old TV adaptations and deadly serious Terminator movies.

98. Schloß Vogelöd (1921) a.k.a. The Haunted Castle
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An early Murnau effort that has glimpses of the expressionist touches that would soon follow but mostly comes off fairly stiff and stage-y. Not unusual for the time period though, and if you set your expectations accordingly, you'll find a fairly interesting mystery at play in a spooky castle.

99. The Evictors (1979)
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If you're only familiar with Charles B. Pierce through Town That Dreaded Sundown and Legend of Boggy Creek, you'll find this one to be a little more professionally filmed in places (although still peppered with the local culture of Arkansas that Pierce seems to put in many of his films). Plot-wise, it keeps things moving by flashing back to the murders in the house from the previous tenants so as not to get too bogged down in exposition for too long. Really not a bad movie although Pierce's flat directing style is a weakness as always. As a side note, I think it's kind of hilarious that Pierce adds the "true story" message at the end (another motif he likes to throw in there regardless of how ridiculous it is).

100. Horror Island (1941)
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This one is basically an old dark house treasure hunt that is fine while it lasts but offers nothing new or interesting to latch onto.

101. La notte che Evelyn uscì dalla tomba (1971) a.k.a. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
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Here we have a lurid gothic horror giallo with a relentlessly unlikable cast and a somewhat interesting gaslighting plot. While Miraglia is certainly no Argento or Bava in the style department, he still conjures up some decent atmosphere and style at times.

102. Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2014)
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From the Five Second Film guys (look 'em up on youtube if you aren't familiar), DBPMIII is a pretty funny parody/homage to 80's slashers with gratuitously over-the-top death scenes courtesy of Motherface (a killer bent on revenge against the dude bros for a third time), hilarious nonsense partial commercial breaks, and an unnecessarily weird and pointless subplot about a cop hired by police chief Patton Oswalt to hunt down the dude bros but really get suckered into a devil cut sacrifice only to be saved by a bag of oranges (I dunno...).

103. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985)
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I actually watched this one last week and forgot about it (with good reason). Poorly shot, garbage acting, unimaginative repetitive kills, borderline nonexistent script.... Just shit.

104. O Ritual dos Sádicos (1970) a.k.a. Awakening The Beast
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So this was a really weird one. The first hour or so is a series of shorts exploring sexual perversions brought on by drug use and vice versa. And then some "scientists" decide to see how LSD and Coffin Joe mix... The results are...unusual to say the least. I kind of liked this despite it not being an actual Coffin Joe sequel and really more having him show up to fuck with people's minds.

105. Deadtime Stories (1986)
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Unsurprisingly cheesy anthology from the 80's using more grown up fairy tales as a framing device (with a really stupid ending to the framing story). The first story about a couple of witches is fairly dull and only notable for some cheesy but interesting gore effects. The second one about Little Red Riding Hood is pretty much exactly what you'd expect. The third one involving Goldi Loxx (har har), a psychic, who goes on a crime spree with the Bear family (geddit!?). This one was probably the least boring in a dumb but entertaining way.

106. The Dismembered (1962)
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What a bizarre goofy little regional movie... A bunch of criminals end up at a haunted house with both ghosts from the house and a graveyard nearby trying to kill them. Gives off a little bit of a William Castle vibe. I liked it.

107. Axe (1974)
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Interesting almost avant-guarde (mostly not by choice though according to the write-up in Nightmare USA) tale of an unhinged girl who retaliates against some murderers who invade her and her disabled father's home and attempt to assault her. Disorientingly amateurish yet effective camerawork coupled with a bizarre electronic soundtrack go a long way toward making this more watchable than it has any right to be.

108. Jaws 2 (1978)
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Mediocre follow up to one of the best horror films of the 70's. It's basically like someone watched the first one and said, "this is alright but we need more bland directing and lots more people yelling for help and stumbling around in boats... also let's make sure we show the shark as little as possible because frankly it kinda looks like ass".

109. Annabelle: Creation (2017)
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Second prequel to a crap horror movie that's actually fairly decent I've seen this week (Ouija Origin of Evil being the first). So many of my comments on Ouija: Origin apply to this one as well. Not amazing but certainly much better than the first with some genuinely solid creepy sequences. It even has Lulu Wilson, the creepy girl from Ouija: Origin in a protagonist role.

110. The Dark Power (1985)
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Oh, Lash La Rue... If I ever need a priest with mad bullwhip skills, I know who to call. This movie was just a train wreck. Horrible acting with nothing happening for the first hour, cheesy Toltec monsters and wildly out of place random comedy elements. But thank the heavens above that Lash La Rue comes to save the day inexplicably and also that the Toltec monster is patient enough to step outside with him to have a proper bullwhip fight.

111. Autostop rosso sangue (1977) a.k.a. Hitch Hike
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Does David Hess only play crazy scumbags? There are actually some good ideas in this flick but they're executed in a fairly lifeless way. I didn't feel like there was much in the way of tension build up once the couple start conspiring against Hess.

112. Chandu the Magician (1932)
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Legosi is well-cast here as the villainous Roxor on a conquest to destroy the world with an evil death ray (a reputable villain plan for sure). Of course leave it to Chandu to fuck with people and save the day in equal measure. This keeps a pretty nice pace with some nice camerawork for such a low budget, older film despite the out of place comic relief.

113. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
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It's hard for me to divorce reality from fiction when watching these movies, knowing what I know about the Enfield haunting as well as the Warrens' involvement (which was actually very little... and also the Enfield haunting was pretty much a hoax). The film itself is well made and slowly builds tension (almost to a fault at times.. could've been trimmed up a little) before building to its sturm und drang conclusion. The villainous demon is fairly poorly developed (gotta save some backstory for the spin off!) but the movie still has a few slick scares up its sleeve.

114. We Are Still Here (2015)
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This one started out fairly generic with some bland acting (especially from the son and his girlfriend) and a well-worn haunted house setup. But with horror stalwarts like Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden involved, I hoped there was more to it. Fortunately things picked up considerably in the third act and went in a direction I wasn't quite expecting, leaving a pretty solid final impression.

115. A Cure for Wellness (2016)
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While I'm still not sure what exactly was happening half the time, I think I ended up liking it. Very interesting visuals with a general atmosphere of creepy weirdness left a positive impression despite the weak ending. Although honestly with such a curious puzzle box of a movie, it would've been pretty hard to end it in a satisfying way regardless.

116. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
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Huh... after watching the generally pretty bland, unremarkable first Prom Night movie, I don't know what I was really expecting from this one but it certainly wasn't a Carrie-esque supernatural resurrection sequence. If the rest of the movie had been as interesting as the last 20 or 30 minutes, this one would probably be considered a classic. Unfortunately it'll have to make do with being a flawed and boring but occasionally entertaining missed opportunity.

117. Busanhaeng (2016) a.k.a. Train to Busan
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Very intense, relentless zombie movie we have here. Also very sad. Get out the hankies...

118. Cheonnyeon ho (1969) a.k.a. Thousand Year-Old Fox
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Playing out more an a Wuxia-style fantasy with some horror elements, it plays out a story similar to that of The Crane Wife folk tale but with some key deviations in character motivation. Overall it was pretty solid with the direction a little too static in places but featuring some nice compositions in other places.

119. Pod (2015)
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Pod is a tight, little flick that does exactly what it sets out to do and nothing more. Interesting to see Larry Fessenden crop up again. this guy really gets around.

120. Haunter (2013)
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I quite liked this one. From Vincenzo Natali, director of Cube & Nothing, comes another interesting little puzzle box of a movie. Breslin's acting is a little over-the-top in places and the ending loses steam a little but overall it has a pretty fresh, original premise for a horror film I can safely say I had never seen before.

121. Yoga Hosers (2016)
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Man, Kevin Smith... What the hell is this shit? Pretty much nepotism at its stupidest, it is basically a vehicle for Smith's daughter and Johnny Depp's daughter (with Depp as that annoying detective from Tusk in tow) to act Canadian for some reason and fight off sentient Nazi hot dogs... Just really, really dumb. Since it's Smith, it does wring a few scant genuinely laughs occasionally but not enough to warrant watching it.

122. Maciste all'inferno (1925) a.k.a. Maciste in Hell
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I dig the Melies-esque set design and special effects going on here as a Dante's Inferno interpretation of Hell. The direction was also pretty novel in places. Plot-wise it isn't terribly compelling but it held my attention.

123. The Devil Within Her (1975)
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Felt like watching paint dry for most of it's running time. By the time it lets loose at the end, it feels like too little, too late. It is interesting that this came out one year before The Omen brought us another murderous demon kid, executed much better.

124. Yeogo goedam II (1999) a.k.a. Memento Mori
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Part teen lesbian drama, part supernatural surreal trip, Memento Mori struggles to resolve the two. While the handheld camerawork lends an immediateness to the central romance, it does no favors to build any kind of thrills during the foreshadowing premonitions or the freakout climax. Which is unfortunately since the plot itself could've been interesting in better hands. Maybe this is one that would be improved with a remake.

125. XX (2017)
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Another mixed bag anthology film, this one holds the distinction of being written and directed entirely by women, a rare beast in horror indeed. Unfortunately none of the stories are terribly remarkable. Of the four, the first is probably the most interesting. The central mystery around "The Box" and the haunting images of the children wasting away were pretty effective and left a lasting impression. The dumb comedy of the second felt out of place while the third was a pretty generic everybody killed off by monster plot. The forth one had its moments with a spin on The Omen but comes off a little cheesy in places, belying its overly serious tone. Honestly I liked the weird little stop motion vignettes in between the shorts the most and wished there were more of them.

126. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)
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Ugh... Al Adamson just suuuuuuuucks... Here we have Al propping up the bloated corpse of John Carradine in service of a shitty "homage" to 50's sci-fi horror monsters. The movie reeks of cheapness and lacks any real thrills at all.

127. The Devil's Business (2011)
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I liked this one a decent amount. Overly talking but still holding my attention most of the time. A couple of hitman head over to off a guy but find the remnants of a Satanic ritual instead. Things don't go well. Would've probably worked a little better as about a 30 minute short, it still has some pretty effective sequences, especially toward the end.

128. Contracted (2013)
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Ew... This was a pretty gross one. I kinda liked it although the stupidity of the main character was pretty annoying, behaving unusually irrationally for no reason at all. It implies she has some mental instability issues brought on by a breakup but it still seems more extreme behavior than would be warranted.

129. The Queen of Spades (1916)
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The 1949 remake of this one is pretty much better in every way. The story and characters are more fleshed out, the noir-ish cinematography is a significant improvement over the comparatively primitive film techniques of this time period. Still, it was pretty decent for what it was.

130. Prison (1987)
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This is the kind of 80's supernatural horror that generates all kinds of nostalgia for me despite not seeing this specific one. I liked the practical effects and the smoky lightning. Gave a nice sense of atmosphere. The movie was a little ramshackle in its pacing though with a fairly weak plot in general.

131. Seul contre tous (1998) a.k.a. I Stand Alone
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Well, that was fucked up... I guess even in his debut, Gaspar Noe knew exactly the kind of reaction he wanted to elicit from his audience. It's definitely a bold, abrasive movie with some real talent behind the camera. It's really not for most people though.

132. Death Nurse 2 (1988)
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Second verse, same as the first. This movie eats big donkey dicks...

133. Night Monster (1942)
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While this one has some nice atmosphere and keeps a pretty good pace in the later half, I was pretty disappointed with Legosi in a nother middling role not really leveraging his talent, despite his top billing.

134. The Night Strangler (1973)
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I really enjoyed The Night Stalker and this one had a very similar feel to it. Much of the movie was overly talky with little really happening until toward the end but Darren McGavin sells the shit out of it. It's pretty obvious how this show got the greenlight. Overall, it was pretty good but the villain wasn't as compelling as the first one either.

135. It Comes at Night (2017)
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Very brooding, intense atmosphere with characters preying on their basest fears and anxieties in an unforgiving world. Incredibly bleak but very good.

136. Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)
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I was pretty disappointed in this one. After the over-the-top craziness of Maniac Cop 2 they had plenty of momentum to build off of for another sequel (plus ol' Catcher Mitt Face himself, Robert Z'dar) but the movie has a very rambling borderline incoherent plot with very little actual maniac cop involved. It committed the most grievous sin a sequel to Maniac Cop 2 could commit, that of being boring.

137. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000)
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Man, these rappers are really bad. In fact, all the rapping in this movie is bad, not just the Lep in the Hood rap. You'd think they'd consult Ice-T on what constitutes non-awful rapping since he's in the movie. Honestly, it doesn't go over the top enough, especially coming off the apeshit Leprechaun in Space.

138. The Undying Monster (1942)
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Pretty weak werewolf movie that plays out more like a murder mystery. It has some pretty solid atmosphere but that's about it. You know what totally sucks the fright out of a movie faster than anything? A courtroom scene...

139. Pigs (1972)
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I have to wonder if Tobe Hooper took a few notes on this one while making The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Similar rural setting, odd sound mix with the distorted pig squealing, sudden zooms to elicit madness... Regardless, TCM does a lot more with it. Pigs is fairly dull for large chunks of its running time although it has its moments.

140. Tales of Halloween (2015)
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Like many anthology films, this one has hits and misses. I did like it's overall macabre dark comedy tone, and the stories in general are fairly consistent in tone with rarely any outright terrible. None of them are truly great either though. Trick 'r' Treat is still the better Halloween anthology this was obviously trying to capitalize off of.

141. Hideous! (1997)
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You gotta admire Charles Band a little for churning out garbage movies with interesting creature designs, almost as if they were custom-tailored to hock those crazy expensive resin statues on Full Moon's website. With this one, we spend way too much time with a bunch of unlikable assholes and very little time with the actual monsters. I guess that's to be expected with a low budget Full Moon flick.

142. Lights Out (2016)
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Competently made with some very creepy visuals but relies too much on jump scares. I will say it's better than the similar Darkness Falls with at least a more coherent (but still not very good) origin story.

143. Yeogo goedam (1998) a.k.a. Whispering Corridors
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This one was actually pretty good, one of the better Asian horror movies to come out of that late 90's/early 00's boom period of them. Has a very dense narrative but some fairly atmospheric sequences. Some of the characters are more one dimensional than I'd prefer though.

144. Hanno cambiato faccia (1971)
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I see what ya did there... This is one of the more original adaptations of Stoker's Dracula I've seen with capitalism and consumerism filling in as the drainer of a human's life force. It's very slow going in places but overall was very smartly written with some bizarre touches that make it pretty different than a lot of movies I've seen coming out of Italy at this time.

145. Captive Wild Woman (1943)
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What is it with mad scientists always wanting to play musical chairs with body parts? A scientist kills a woman to turn an ape into a humanoid and there's also a lion tamer... Like, a lot... Lot of lion taming here...

146. The Void (2016)
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This was a cool one if you are a fan of 80's horror. Carpenter's The Thing and Hellraiser are two obvious influences especially. Weird, uncomfortable and tense atmosphere in the first half coupled with some batshit nutty imagery in the second half make for quite the evening. It also shows that the Astron-6 guys can make a good straight-up horror and not just the usually over-the-top horror comedy.

147. Doctor Mordrid (1992)
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I had read somewhere that this was originally intended to be a Doctor Strange movie but Band lost (or never legally obtained) the rights to the Marvel character. The movie still plays out as if he basically did a Find/Replace on the script to switch the word Strange with Mordrid everywhere. Combs is great amidst all the hammy magical shenanigans as usual and the film strikes a tone not dissimilar to Warlock from a couple years previous.

148. Schramm (1993)
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I have come to the conclusion after watching Nekromantik and this that I don't think I like Jorg Buttgereit's work. He seems to delight in producing deeply unpleasant films with graphic gore and bizarre rationalizations. Also this has a guy hammering a nail into his dick so...yikes...

149. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
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Pretty paint-by-numbers alien invasion movie with weird robots inslaving humanity. It was notable for portraying a bleaker vision than many of this time period.

150. Offspring (2009)
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Having seen Girl Next Door and The Woman first (which apparently is a kind of spin-off of this movie) and now Offspring, I've determined that Jack Ketchum is a kind of one-note pony. Specifically he seems to really dig having women brutually tortured and shamed. Not really my cup of tea at all.

151. Female Werewolf (2015)
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Damn... there was, like, nooooooothing... happening in this movie... Seriously. Arthouse gibberish with a woman that looked more like a vampire than a werewolf.

152. Mai-chan no nichijô (2014) a.k.a. Mai-Chan's Daily Life
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Ugh fuck... what the hell is wrong with the Japanese? And why did I decide to watch several disgusting movies on quick succession on the last day of the challenge? This one is based on a (presumably graphically gross) manga about humanoid maids under the employee of some sick, rich guy who delights in having the maids eviscerate and torture each other, knowing they will regenerate regardless of what happens to them. So we're treating to eye gouging, tongue biting, eviscerating and vivisection... If you've seen stuff like the Guinea Pig series, you'll know what to expect here.

153. Invisible Ghost (1941)
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Finally, something that isn't horrifyingly gross and/or terrible. Legosi is pretty good as a benevolent doctor who is hypnotized into killing house guests by his deranged wife. The plot is pretty threadbare but it has some great atmosphere in places.

154. La dama rossa uccide sette volte (1972) a.k.a. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times
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I'd rate this as a middle tier giallo with some light supernatural elements. The plot was pretty intriguing but the film lacked some of the style that's often populated in many giallos.

155. King Kong and Friends
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This was an entertaining trailer compilation for monster flicks from the 30's to 60's with an emphasis on stop motion creatures. It also randomly includes a couple of featurettes inserted as well that are a nice addition, like the brief demo of how the dueling skeletons were filmed in Sinbad.

156. Final Girl (2015)
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Here's one that looked pretty stylish but had a garbage nonsense script full of plot holes. Abigail Breslin was pretty solid in it though.

157. Bluebeard (1944)
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I like to finish a challenge with a tie-in to the next one. So here we have a horror film that also leverages some film noir techniques. A young pre-drunk tank John Carradine strikes a pretty menacing Bluebeard murderer. It helps he's also a creepy-ass puppeteer (Is it possible for a puppeteer to not be creepy? No... No, it is not.). The plot moves along at a good clip, only stumbling during yet ANOTHER DAMN COURTROOM SCENE. Was there some kind of studio obligation in the 40's to have at least one courtroom scene in every film, regardless of whether the script called for it? Invisible Ghost had one too...

158-159. Shorts
See below for a list of all shorts.

160-162. Are You Afraid of the Dark S1E5-13, Community: Paranormal Parentage, Brooklyn Nine-Nine: HalloVeen, The Mick: The Haunted House
163-165. Stan Against Evil S1E1-8, Ghosted S1E1-4
166-169. Tales from the Darkside S1E11-20,Simpsons: Treehouse of House XXVIII,Bob's Burgers: The Wolf of Wharf Street
170. ,,Great News: Night of the Living Screen,South Park: Sons of Witches,David S. Pumpkins Halloween Specia,SNL Presents Halloween
171-172. Bates Motel S4E1-8
173. Rifftrax Live: Night of the Living Dead
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D'oh! Totally forgot to log this one last Wednesday. It was pretty damned funny despite NotLD being legitimately good. The thing about Rifftrax is generally the more serious the movie, the better the riffing regardless of how good the movie is, and NotLD is definitely very serious.


TV Viewing (I'll total these up at the end of the month):
Are You Afraid of the Dark S1E 5-13
Stan Against Evil S1E1-8
Tales from the Darkside S1E11-20
Ghosted S1E1-4
Bates Motel S4E1-7
Community: Paranormal Parentage
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: HalloVeen
The Mick: The Haunted House
Simpsons: Treehouse of House XXVIII
Bob's Burgers: The Wolf of Wharf Street
Great News: Night of the Living Screen
South Park: Sons of Witches
SNL Presents Halloween
David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

Shorts:
I'll total these up at the end of the month.
Too Many Cooks (2014) 11 min.
Danger! 50,000 Zombies! (2004) 26 min.
Crush the Skull (2010) 10 min.
The Fifth (2007) 14 min.
Friends 4ever (2011) 22 min.
Brutal Relax (2010) 15 min.
Tub (2010) 12 min.
Le chaudron infernal (1903) 2 min.
Au secours! (1924) 18 min.
Trunk (2008) 21 min.
The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon (2008) 11 min.
Poslední lup (1987) 20 min.

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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

10-1: What We do in the Shadows
10-2: Dracula(1974)
10-7: Halloween(1978), Halloween II
10-8: The Dead
10-10: Undead, Nightwatch(1997)
10-13: Friday the 13th(1980)
10-14: Dracula(1979)
10-16: Night of the Living Dead(1968)
10-17: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
10-18: Frankenweenie, Night of the Living Dead(1990)
10-19: The Visitor
10-21: It(2017)
10-24: Birth of the Living Dead, Freaks
10-26: Salem's Lot(1979), Black Sabbath
10-27: The Blob(1988)
10-28: Once Bitten
10-29: Aaah! Zombies!, Shivers
10-31: The Crazies(1973), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, La Grande Bouffe
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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa


*Met Jennifer Tilly on 10/3/17 and got Cult of Chucky Blu ray signed along with this pic

All first time viewings

10/1/17
1. The Houses October Built

10/2/17
2. The Houses October Built 2

10/4/17
3.Jeepers Creepers 3


10/6/17
4. Geralds Game

10/15/17
5. Victor Crowley

6. Bad Blood: The Movie
7. The Babysitter

10/16/17
8. Hush

10/17/17
9. Raw

10/18/17
10. Ryde
11. Death Note
12. Wild Tales

10/19/17
13. Happy Death Day


10/25/17
14. Get Out
15. Escape Room
16. Better Watch Out

10/26/17
17. Cult Of Chucky
18. Jigsaw


10/29/17
19. Creep 2
20. 1922

10/30/17
21. Annabelle Creation
22. Open Water 3 Cage Dive
23. Session 9

10/31/17
24. It
25. The Black Room

Final List & 9th Challenge

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1. Warlock Moon (1973)
2. Mutant (1984)
3. Satan's Slave (1976)
4. The Bell from Hell (1973)
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