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Old 10-02-18, 12:31 AM   #101
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Re: The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa



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2005: Bill Paxton's dick in True Lies (Miss you Bill) | 2006: 97 | 2007: 79 | 2008: 57 | 2009: 59 | 2010: 77 | 2011: 56 | 2012: 48 | 2013: 60 | 2014: 56 | 2015: 23 | 2016: 65 | 2017: 86

For the sake of the management's own sanity . . . it must be stated that there may be slight spoilers ahead. Be Warned!

Oct. 01
01. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings¹ (1993) Son of Pumpkinhead, really. Decent monster effects? But mostly just a 90s time capsule, swathed in sleeveless flannel.
02. The Crow (1994)
Oct. 02
03. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
04. Vengeance of the Zombies La rebelión de las muertas¹ (1973)
05. Nightmare City Incubo sulla cittą contaminata (1980)
06. Zombie 3 Zombi 3¹ (1988)
Oct. 03
07. The Mummy (1932)
08. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
09. The Black Room (1935)
Oct. 04
10. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
11. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
Oct. 05
12. Freaks (1932)
Oct. 06
13. Vampire Hunter D Kyūketsuki hantā D (1985)
14. The Lost Boys (1987)
15. Wicked City Yōjū toshi¹ (1987)
16. The Church La chiesa¹ (1989)
Oct. 07
17. Dr. Cyclops (1940)
18. The Fly (1958)
19. The Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
Oct. 08
20. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
21. Forbidden World¹ (1982)
22. Dead Heat (1988)
23. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
Oct. 09
24. The Leopard Man (1943)
25. She-Wolf of London (1946)
26. Night Creatures aka Captain Clegg (1962)
Oct. 10
27. The Invisible Man (1933)
Oct. 11
28. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Oct. 12
29. King Kong (1933)
30. Creature from Black Lake¹ (1976)
Oct. 13
31. Caltiki, the Immortal Monster Caltiki il mostro immortale¹ (1959)
Oct. 15
32. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)
33. Night of Terror¹ (1933)
34. Son of Dracula (1943)
Oct. 16
35. Mr. Vampire Geung si sin sang (1985)
36. Nadja¹ (1994)
37. Blade: Trinity (2004)
Oct. 17
38. Bedlam (1946)
39. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
40. The Being¹ (1983)
Oct. 18
41. Galaxy of Terror¹ (1981)
Oct. 19
42. Evil Dead II (1987)



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Old 10-02-18, 11:22 AM   #102
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Re: The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

Goal: 31 movies in 31 days. All either first time viewings or long time since last seen.
Theme: 1980s

Legend:
* = first time viewing
Ratings out of 5 ★★★★★
★ = terrible
★★ = mediocre
★★★ = good
★★★★ = great
★★★★★ = masterpiece

Oct 2:
01. Child's Play* (Tom Holland / 1988) ★★★
Fantastic animatronics and effects for Chucky who never appeared laughable--a monumentally difficult achievement when bringing to life a killer doll.

Oct 3:
02. The Return of The Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon / 1985) ★★★★
Fantastic take on the zombie trope with beautiful practical effects. Deftly blends horror elements and comedic relief, not to mention one of the best intros in the genre.

Oct 4:
03. Night of The Comet* (Thom Eberhardt / 1984) ★★★
Oozing with stereotypical 80s character. Uneven with jarring shifts in direction. Entertaining none the less.

Oct 5:
04. The Prowler* (Joseph Zito / 1981) ★★★
Completely before its time. A social commentary about Chads and Incels. Chads win.

Oct 7:
05. The Company of Wolves* (Neil Jordan / 1984) ★★
A frame story inside of a frame story that boils down to an anthology film. The story sequences range from great to flat. Unfortunately, the centerpiece frame narrative is the weakest segment.

Oct 8:
06. Re-Animator* (Stuart Gordon / 1985) ★★★
An 80s homage to the Hammer Frankenstein films of the 60s with more comedy, more gore, and its own distinct style.

Oct 9:
07. Opera* (Dario Argento / 1987) ★★
I love Argento's earlier works--shortcomings and all. But, in this example the familiar grade school script, stilted voiceover delivery, unnatural speaking cadence, over the top sound effects, and nonsensical character actions can't be overcome.

Oct 10:
08. Motel Hell* (Kevin Connor / 1980) ★★★
A goofy excursion that held my attention throughout. Rory Calhoun's performance is abnormally good for this kind of B-production.

Oct 13:
09. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper / 1974) ★★★
The gritty aesthetic and matter of fact kills are what make this film so effective. It's not as engrossing as I remember, but still important enough to be required viewing. The twisted family dynamic is the best aspect.

10. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2* (Tobe Hooper / 1986) ★★
Dennis Hopper is completely insane; I'm beginning to believe this is him even after the cameras are off. The film is shallow, but occasionally funny. No need to revisit.

Oct 14:
11. Nightbeast (Don Dohler / 1982) ★★
The screenplay sounds like a middle school project. A second star for the unintended humor throughout this disaster.

Oct 16:
12. The Howling (Joe Dante / 1981) ★★★
Terri and Chris are the world's greatest investigative journalists. The special effects are top shelf, some of the most visually terrifying werewolves put on film. Sometimes stiff and some sequences are inexplicably drawn out, but ends powerfully.

Oct 17:
13. Get Out (Jordan Peele / 2017) ★★★★
A very pleasant surprise. Predictable, but still able to gradually build up tension to the climax. The social commentary surprisingly doesn't come off heavy handed even though it is highly exaggerated. Look forward to seeing more from Peele.

Oct 18:
14. We Go On (Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton / 2016) ★★
Just stumbled upon this on the Shudder continuous channel with about 80% of the movie left. Interesting enough to make me stay and watch to the end. Acting and writing are uneven, but still relatively enjoyable.

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2: The Predator
4: Venom
5:Willard(1971)
10: Death Note(2017)
11: Tusk
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October 4th
1. War of the Worlds (2005)

October 5th
2. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
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