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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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Old 10-12-17, 08:53 PM   #126
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Re: The 13th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Watched

10/12 - She-Wolf of London


The very beautiful Heiress Phyllis Allenby (June Lockhart) believes that she has the Allenby Curse which says members of the family became a were-wolf. There are several murders in the park near the estate and...Not what I would call a "monster" film, but in and of itself is a highly stylish film with the ambiance, beautiful sets and countryside. With a * still my 'cup of tea'!
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Talbot, welcome to the forum! One post for your list is the preferred method. And please share with us in the main discussion thread! What's your story? How'd you find us?
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Talbot, welcome to the forum! One post for your list is the preferred method. And please share with us in the main discussion thread! What's your story? How'd you find us?
Thanks Trevor for the welcome! I tried putting all my posts in my 1st one earlier, however it said I could use only 60 characters (or something like that) & I could not add anymore.
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You have included 71 images in your message. You are limited to using 60 images so please go back and correct the problem and then continue again.

Images include use of smilies, the BB code [img] tag and HTML tags. The use of these is all subject to them being enabled by the administrator.


Am I doing something wrong & how do I list all my posts in my 1st one?

Where is the main discussion thread? Thanks!

EDIT: I went back to my 1st post & took out all the frankies (I was using these to rate the movies I watched) & it let me put all the posts in. What disappoints me is I'm in another forum where we are allowed to use the skull smilies and it allows me to put them all in my 1st post as I update them!

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^ Yeah, limited images, even tiny ones, is one of the limitations of our old forum software.

Here's the main discussion:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/6...1-10-31-a.html

Nice list and mini-reviews!
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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.) Super 8 -- DVD -- 4/5
83.) 10 Cloverfield Lane* -- Digital (VUDU) -- 4/5
84.) Attack the Block -- DVD -- 4.5/5
85.) Silent Night, Deadly Night -- DVD -- 2/5




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

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 -
--- 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 - Silent Night, Deadly Night
--- 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":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- 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 -
--- 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 -
--- 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.):
--- (insert event). OPTIONAL

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


Hi! I’m new here and late to the show but at least it’s not as late as my monthly cycle. I’m a complete movie noob and there are MANY spooky movies I have yet to see (this resulted in years of refusing to watch scary things cause I'm such a pansy) so please don’t take my reviews seriously. Just think of me as a weirdo clogging up thread space.

I guess I’ll follow suit and put that handy dandy star* next to movies that were my first time viewing.


1. 10/7: Gerald's Game (2017)
*
That old man was fantastic. Excuse me, sir, I would be happy to partake in your game. Otherwise, all this movie did for me was remind me of my long awaited aunt flow after all those pads she used on her hand.


2. 10/8: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
*
Don’t be alarmed, I am totally aware this movie has been around longer than I’ve been alive and yet it took me this long to watch it. Anyone else think the hitchhiker could be a super special Franco brother? And I could have done without all the screaming at the end; my neighbors called the cops.


3. 10/14: The Innkeepers (2011)
*
I really want to be BFFs with the dude in the tighty whiteys.


4. 10/14: The Babysitter (2017)
*
I laughed so hard I sharted. It wasn’t scary enough to give me sweaty pits but it had plenty of blood to qualify for Halloween.


5. 10/14: The Craft (1996)

Let’s fast forward to 1998 so we can put Fairuza Balk in The Waterboy where she belongs. Cute movie though. Sisters before misters!

6. 10/15: Pet Sematary (1989)
*
Dedicated to switching my career after watching this. I definitely want to be a truck driver. Also, jammed out with my clam out during the credits.


7. 10/15: Poltergeist (1982)
*
Slimy substances make for a good time. Don’t take my word for it, just ask my boyfriend.


8. 10/16: Lights Out (2016)

Speaking of my boyfriend, I would dump him for that Rebecca character. HI HUNNY!


9. 10/21: Hocus Pocus (1993)

This movie has provided me with so many amazing quotes that I’ve memorized over the years! I participate in repeating them daily. I mean, every time I step on asphalt I do a lil jig and yell, “Tis firm as stone!”


10. 10/21: The Conjuring (2013)

One of my favorites! Just an FYI though, do not attempt to snuggle too closely during your first viewing. This will result in unanticipated flailing of limbs. Just pause the movie, okay??


11. 10/21: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The possession is a bit more extreme, but Patrick Wilson is still gorgeous so who gives a crap?


12. 10/21: Beetlejuice (1988)

Michael Keaton is hilarious and always out of breath. And why did the doorknob disappear on the brick wall? Anyway, I think I have sand stuck in my snatch.


13. 10/21: Halloween (1978)

Can we please bring back flared jeans? I really need to hide my calves.


14. 10/21: Insidious (2010)

I just wish they’d make a dinosaur movie starring this needy little bedridden asshat of a child.


15. 10/22: House on Willow Street (2016)
*
The only thing I remember is a LOT of dark chocolate syrup. Also F bombs. And that guy from Scooby Doo.


16. 10/23: 1922 (2017)
*
I spent half of the movie trying to figure out how Wilfred can talk with his teeth clamped together 100% of the time and the other half realizing this was the same jerk that destroyed our only chance of giving The Mist a happy ending.


17. 10/24: The Last Exorcism (2010)
*
I was so not expecting this to be filmed as a home-video/documentary type of thing but DEER LORD this was very well put together and so fun to watch! In other news, can we get stats on how many humans are ACTUALLY named Cotton?


18. 10/25: The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
*
I am so obsessed with hauntings and super weird history stories so this nailed it for me. Kept me interested, kept me spooked, kept me ordering those adult diapers my daddy regularly needs hehe... love you old man. Oh, and can you imagine the amount of bird poop in that house?


19. 10/26: The Witch (2016)
*
Their accents were thicker than my thighs! So, I didn't realize this movie needed a bit more concentration until it was too late. I was very tired and thanks to the slow start I found myself dozing off. What? The nature sounds were so relaxing. Ultimately I'd like to give this another try when I can focus.


20. 10/28: We Are Still Here (2015)
*
Classic car goodness, a plethora of 70s décor and a dude swallows a very dry pair of socks. I'd give this a solid of rating of: Sham WOW.


21. 10/28: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

My generation of emo kids loved this movie more than getting high, but hey, I get it! It's dark and mysterious with a fabulous soundtrack, similar to my bathroom experiences.


22. 10/28: Corpse Bride (2005)
*
I guess I just wanted more Tim Burton in my life, but seriously, where has this movie been hiding and why have I never heard of it before? Oh, I live under a rock, that's why.


23. 10/31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN: Midnight Meat Train (2008)
*
I was hoping that "Meat Train" was an euphemism but instead it was a gory, disgusting mess. It contained just enough weirdness to satisfy me but at the end of the day, I'd rather watch Gone In 60 Seconds, where I prefer Vinnie Jones as a mute.


24. 10/31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN: The Void (2016)
*
Lots of voices, lots of Daniels, lots of "wtf" moments. Not sure what else to say. Boing?

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

I've only just discovered this forum, so I'm joining the party very late for 2017. I've been watching horror all month, but not based around any list. So I may not finish the challenge, but I'd like to participate and get a feel for it for 2018. I BEGAN THE ACTUAL CHALLENGE ON OCT 22.

PERSONAL GOAL: 30 horror movies watched this month, at least 20 first time viewing.


Watched so far in October (before joining the challenge):
1. The Nanny (1965) ☼ - TV/TCM -- My rating: 6/10
-- I love Betty Davis and this had a cool retro vibe, but ultimately the thrills were pretty tame.
2. Horror of Dracula (1958) - TV/TCM -- My rating: 6/10
-- Love the rich color and sensuality of this. And Christopher Lee! Plot is pretty blah though.
3. Evolution (2015) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 7/10
--- Visually very cool, creepy and strange. Loved the body horror, but the story was a muddy mess. According to interviews with the director, it was intended to remain vague and open to interpretation (what's really going on in the story) and that's certainly the case.
4. The Wailing (2016) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 6/10
--- I expected more from this based on others' reviews but just found it a bit long and unoriginal. It's worth a watch though just for the Korean setting.
5. The Limehouse Golem (2017) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 4/10
--- This one is skippable. I love Jack the Ripper stuff, but this was lame. It felt cheap, the script was pretty cheesy, and the lead actor who played the detective (Bill Nighly, whom I have liked in other things) was totally lifeless.
6. HOWL (2016) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 8/10
--- Loved it! The everyday/loser characters were fun and relateable. The scary monsters were really scary. Best werewolf flick I've seen in a long time.
7. Love Witch (2016) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 5/10
--- This one is also highly rated but ultimately disappointing for me. All the retro 70's stuff was fun, and the uber anti-feminist satire. But ultimately it felt a little too genuinely misogynistic to me and just bored me a bit.
8. Death Note (2017) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 8/10
--- Loved this! I love anything metaphysical. Found out people have dinged this because it's a remake of better Japanese manga stuff, but not knowing that, I loved this live action netflix version.
9. A Dark Song (2016) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 9/10
--- I adored the genuine feel of the occultism in this, the slow build, the unlikable mage character, and the ending special effects.
10. Absentia (2011) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 7/10
-- The low budget aspect was a little distracting at first, but the fairytale horror was original and well-done.
11. The Blackcoat's Daughter ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 6/10
-- I loved the school setting and the paranormal/occult aspect. It was difficult to understand though, who the girl in the alt timeline was. Had to look up the meaning online after watching it.
12. Insidious 3 (2015) ☼ - on TV -- My rating: 4/10
-- Felt like a total rehash of #1, dark and unrelentingly creepy in a way that just weighs you down. Not entertaining.
13. The Invitation (2015) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 8/10
--- I genuinely loved the premise of this and appreciated the not-so-subtle jabs and cults and LA culture. Very slow in the middle though.
14. The Canal (2014) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 6/10
15. Hell House LLC (2015) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 7/10
--- Very genuinely creepy. I've been to a number of haunted houses and worked in one, so I loved the premise.
16. Raw (2015) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 6/10
--- I didn't like this as much as the reviews/ratings suggested I would. I also didn't find it as gross as people said. Just OK. Characters very unlikable.
17. 1922 (2017) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 8/10
--- I loved this. It felt like a lot more "story" than a lot of horror and I loved the historical setting and the narrator voice.
18. The Leopard Man (1943) -- My rating: 8/10
--- I love the black and white ambiance and sense of dread in this. One of my all time favorites. Don't send the girl out to the store!

October 22, 2017
19. The Howling (1981) - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 7/10
-- It's been decades since I saw this and I'd forgotten most of it. Pretty cool special effects for the time. A bit cheesy now.
20. Ghostwatch (BBC) (1992) ☼ - streamed on Shudder -- My rating: 7/10
-- My DH and I are big anglophiles so the British-ness of this was fun. It got pretty intense tat the end. Def worth watching.

October 23, 2017
21. Alucarda (1977) ☼ - Watched it at link posted on this forum -- My rating: 5/10
-- The poor production values really put me off, but the great acting from the leads and the naked demonic nuns were fun.
22. Cooties (2014) ☼ - streamed on Shudder -- My rating: 8/10
--- I loved the teacher humor and the romantic triangle. Lots of fun.

October 24, 2017
23. Tales from the Crypt: Dead Wait (1992) ☼ - streamed on Amazon, Dir Tobe Hooper -- My rating: 5/10
-- I selected this for Tobe Hooper because I liked voodoo-themed stories. It's cheesy but kind of fun. Plus it's short. A guy gets a job on an island plantation in order to steal a black pearl from the plantation owner. Whoppie Goldberg stars as the voodoo priestess who foils his plans. Extremely gory for TV.
24. The Visitor (1979) ☼ - streamed on Shudder -- My rating: 2/10
-- Honestly god awful. Terrible mishmash of evil child/possession and some weird New Agey sci-fi. Had some so-bad-its-funny moments, but mostly, it's just bad.
25. Curse of the Demon (1958) on Shudder -- My rating: 7/10
-- This is a classic and has a cool vibe, but ultimately I find it slow and boring to rewatch.

October 25, 2017
26. Jennifer's Body (2009) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 7/10
-- I liked this one more than I thought I would. Really fun teen/high school horror. Both Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried were amazing.
27. Cronos (1988) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 7/10
-- First time viewing this. Good retro horror. Ron Perlmann was fantastic.
28. From Beyond the Grave (1974) ☼ - TV/TCM -- My rating: 7/10 -- TCM
-- Horror anthology about an antiques dealer who sells 4 cursed objects. Fun and campy.

October 26, 2017
29. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Summer Shade (1961) ☼ - streamed on dailymotion -- My rating 4/10
-- I watched this for Veronica Cartwright. It was short and sort of amusing but nothing epic.
30. Dagon (2002) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 6/10
31. Train to Busan (2016) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 8/10
32. Dracula's Daughter (1936) ☼ - TV/TCM -- My rating: 6/10
-- I watched this earlier in the month and forgot about it until I saw it on someone else's list. This was my first time seeing it and I liked it better than a lot of stuff from the 30's. The scene where the female vampire attacks the painter's model was erotic and intense.
33. Troll Hunter (2010) ☼ - streamed on Shudder -- My rating: 6/10
-- I watched this on my ipad on Shudder at odd moments over the course of a few days. It was hard to get into it and really dragged for me. Fun concept and well executed, but probably much funnier if you live in Norway.

October 27, 2017
34. Messiah of Evil (1974) ☼ - streamed on Amazon Prime -- My rating: 4/10
-- The bad production values and fuzzy print put me off a bit. Didn't love this.
35. The Babysitter (2017) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating: 8/10
-- This was fantastic! Loved everything about it from the casting, acting, production values, humor, and storyline. Really great stuff from Netflix.

October 28, 2017
36. Inferno (1980) ☼ - streamed on Shudder -- My rating: 5/10
-- Disappointed. They could have done so much more with the Three Mothers and three houses idea. I loved the pretty witch in the music lecture but then she never appeared again. Seems like 80% of it was just "being stalked in creepy house" versus getting into the actual mythology of the three mothers or doing more with story. But there were some cool moments.
37. The Initiation (1984) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 6/10
38. Tales of Halloween (2015) on Netflix -- My rating: 7/10
-- There are some fun segments in this. I loved the Hansel and Gretl/woman who wants a baby segment and the alien segment. Others were just okay. Definitely worth viewing.
39. Tales from the Crypt: People Who Live in Brass Hearses (Bill Paxton) (1993) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 7/10
-- Bill Paxton is amazing in this. A fun watch.

October 29, 2017
40. Child's Play (1988) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating: 8/10
-- If I ever saw this before, I don't remember. It was much better than I expected. Lots of story, good production values and acting.
41. Twilight Zone: Where is Everybody? - streamed on Amazon -- My rating 6/10
-- I watched this for Bud Westmore. I know I probably saw it long ago but didn't remember much. Good, solid Twilight Zone episode.
42. The Raven (1963) - streamed on Amazon -- My rating 7/10
Humorous rather than scary but it's Vincent Price! Loved the end magician's battle. I'm counting this as a rewatch because it was vaguely familiar.
43. It (2017) ☼ - saw in theater -- My rating: 7/10
-- This was very well done. The story was so familiar to me though that I got a little bored. Definitely a worthy addition to the King canon.
44. Dead Awake (2016) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating 6/10
-- I liked the idea of this and it was well executed. But ultimately it felt like a middling movie. Nothing that will stick with me.
45. Shaun of the Dead (2004) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating 8/10
-- Can't believe I never saw this. I loved the British humor and realistic/loser characters.

October 30, 2017
46. Ghost Story (1981) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating 8/10
Hubby's pick for the evening. One of our favorite ghost stories of all time. Fantastic cast.
47. The House that Dripped Blood (1971) ☼ - streamed on Amazon -- My rating 4/10
Lame. Other than the retro factor, pretty useless. There was one sort of scary story (the first one, with an author and strangler), but the other 3 were dumb.

October 31, 2017
48. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) ☼ - streamed on netflix - My rating 7/10
Good concept and mostly entertaining. I'm not a fan of claustrophobia movies though. They really get to me. The sense of being trapped in that bunker was palpable. Loved the ending.
49. Swamp Thing (1982) - Streamed on amazon - My rating 5/10
Super cheesy but a fun creature feature. Rewatch.
51. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling (2001) - Streamed on Hulu -- My rating 9/10
-- I watched the whole series years ago but forgot the specifics of this episode. Watched it for the checklist. Loved it. Made me want to rewatch all of Buffy.
52. Slither (2006) ☼ - streamed on Netflix -- My rating 8/10
Really fun update on the Invasion of the Body Snatchers idea. Fun and gory.
53. Halloween (1978) - streamed on Amazon -- My rating 10/10
An appropriate ending to the challenge. Always a classic.

NOTES:
I watched four 1/2 hour TV shows and one 1 hour TV show. Combining the 1 hour show and 2 half hour ones for 1 slot gives me 51 shows watched. The remaining 2 half hour TV shows I'll use a wild card for to make them full slots. Final total is 51.

ENDING STATS:
Total Watched: 51
First Times: 42

Subset Checklist: I completed everything except 2 actors, 2 deceased movie makers, and 1 commentary. That's more than I thought I'd get in, starting so late.


CHECKLIST:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Kevin Bacon -
--- Tobin Bell -
--- Michael Biehn -
--- Doug Bradley -
[X] Veronica Cartwright - Alfred hitchcock Presents: Summer Shade (1961)
[X] Peter Cushing - From Beyond The Grave (1974
[X] Jocelin Donahue - Dead Awake (2016)
[X] Brad Dourif - CHild's Play (1988)
--- Ethan Embry -
[X] Boris Karloff - The Raven (1963)
[X] Brea Grant - Dead Awake (2016)
--- Kane Hodder -
--- Elizabeth Kaitan -
--- Bela Lugosi -
[X] Christopher Lee - Horror of Dracula
--- Rose McGowan -
--- R.A. Mihailoff -
--- Dina Myer -
--- Meg Tilly -
[X] Mary Elizabeth Winstead - 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Select 5 recently deceased actors -or- directors
--- Don Calfa -
[X] John Vulich -Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling
--- Ted V. Mikels -
--- John Zacherle -
--- William Peter Blatty -
--- Carrie Fisher -
--- Miguel Ferrer -
--- John Hurt -
[X] Bill Paxton - Tales from the Crypt: People Who Live in Brass Hearses
--- 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 - Tales from the Crypt "Dead Wait" (1991), dir. Tobe Hooper
--- Martin Landau -
--- Harry Dean Stanton -
--- Bernie Casey -

Select 2 film composers: DONE
--- Antón García Abril -
[X] John Carpenter - Halloween (1978)
--- Daniel Licht -
[X] Harry Manfredini -Swamp Thing (1982)

Select 5 directors: DONE
[X] Dario Argento - Inferno (1980)
--- Don Coscarelli -
--- David DeCoteau -
[X] Mike Flanagan - Absentia (2011)
[X] Tom Holland - CHild's Play (1988)
--- Mary Lambert -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Steve Miner -
[X] James Wan - Insidious 3 (2015)
[X] Adam Wingard - Death Note (2017)

Select 2 makeup effects artists: DONE
--- Patrick Baxter -
[X] Jason Collins - Tales of Halloween (2015)
--- Mark Shostrom -
[X] Bud Westmore -Twilight Zone: Where is Everybody?

Select 2 producers: DONE
--- Bradley Fuller -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -
[X] Roy Lee - Death Note (2017)
[X] Lloyd Kaufman -Slither (2006)

Select 2 writers: DONE
--- Jaume Balagueró -
[X] Robert Bloch - The House that Dripped Blood (1971)
--- Jack Ketchum -
[X] H.P. Lovecraft - Dagon (2001)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: DONE (31)
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
[X] Anthology Film - From Beyond the Grave (1974)
[X] Appears on BFI's 100 European Horror Films List - Inferno (1990)
--- Appears on Video Nasties List -
--- Based on a True Story -
[X] Based on a Novel Based on a Novel - 1922 (2017)
[X] Cannibalism - Raw (2015)
[X] Cinema Inspired By: Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven (1963)
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Classic Universal Monsters Movie -
[X] Comedy / Spoof Comedy / Spoof - Cooties (2015)
[X] Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Cronos (1988)
[X] Death by: Fire - Alucardia (1977)
--- Distributor / Studio: Vinegar Syndrome -
--- Documentary -
[X] Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Slither (2006)
[X] Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen - The Babysitter (2017) - from Chad's list
[X] Film From TCM's October Schedule - Horror of Dracula (1958)
[X] From a Basil Gogos Painting - Trollhunter (2011)
--- Frankenstein -
[X] Ghost / Haunting - The Canal (2014)
[X] Giallo - Inferno (1990)
[X] K-Horror - Train to Busan (2016)
[X] Killer / Evil Animal - Slither (2006)
[X] Killer / Evil Child - The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)
[X] Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play (1988)
[X] Made-for-TV Movie - Ghostwatch (1992)
[X] Monster / Creature Feature / Godzilla - Dagon (2001)
--- Mummy -
[X] Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling
--- Nation of Origin: China -
--- Nazi -
[X] Psychological - The Nanny (1965)
[X] Rape / Revenge Rape / Revenge - Ghost Story (1981)
[X] Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - The Limehouse Golem (2017)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
[X] Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Evolution (2015)
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
[X] Vampire - Horror of Dracula (1958)
[X] Werewolf - HOWL (2016); The Howling (1981)
[X] Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Love Witch (2016)
--- With Commentary -
[X] With Two or More Horror Legends - The Visitor (Shelly Winters, Lance Henriksen)
[X] Zombie - Warm Bodies - Train to Busan (2016)

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: DONE
[X] First format, (insert format), (insert title). Streaming; The Babysitter (2017)
[X] Second format, (insert format), (insert title). TV/TCM; From Beyond the Grave (1974)
[X] Third format, (insert format), (insert title). Theater: It (2017

Watch films in at least three languages: DONE
[X] First language, (insert language), (insert title). French; Raw (2015)
[X] Second language, (insert language), (insert title). Spanish; Cronos (1988)
[X] Third language, (insert language), (insert title). Korean; The Wailing (2015)

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that: DONE
[X] Stars a Barbara (Steele, Crampton, Hershey, Shelley) -Tales of Halloween
--- Features music by Richard Band -
[X] Was made in the 1950s -Horror of Dracula (1958)
--- Features a Disembodied / Possessed Hand -
--- Was written by Jimmy Sangster -
[X] Features a solar eclipse - Inferno (1990)
[X] Has the words "It" in the title - It (2017)
--- 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: DONE
--- 1890 1890 -
--- 1900 1900 -
--- 1910 1910 -
--- 1920 1920 -
[X] 1930 1930 - Dracula's Daughter (1936)
--- 1940 1940 -
[X] 1950 1950 - Horror of Dracula (1958)
[X] 1960 1960 - The Nanny (1965)
[X] 1970 1970 - Alucardia (1977)
[X] 1980 1980 - The Howling (1981)
[X] 1990 1990 - Ghostwatch (1992)
[X] 2000 2000 - Jennifer's Body (2009)
[X] 2010 2010 - The Canal (2014)

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

Select 2 from the following anniversaries: DONE
--- 100th Birthday of Santos -
[X] 15th Anniversary of The Rondo Hatton Awards - Shaun of the Dead (2004)
[x] 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling
--- 25th Anniversary of The Sci-Fi/SyFy Channel - Species III

Select 4 ratings: DONE
--- G -
--- PG -
[X] PG-13 -Insidious 3 (2015)
[X] R - The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
[X] Unrated - The Canal (2014)
--- M -
[X] GP - The House that Dripped Blood (1971)

Attend a live event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.) - DONE
--- Visited haunted house -- PENNHURST ASYLUM on 10/23

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

* = CAN ALSO BE VIEWED IN 2D.


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1. Walking Dead S8E1
2. The Mist
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6. Terror Train [Commentary]
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