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Old 10-02-18, 01:31 AM   #101
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Re: The 14th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Threa

List is done! 71 titles, 20 new viewings.



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 città 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 Kyûketsuki hantâ D (1985)
14. The Lost Boys (1987)
15. Wicked City Yôjû 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)
43. The Ambulance¹ (1990)
Oct. 20
44. Dracula (1931)
Oct. 21
45. The Black Cat (1934)
Oct. 22
46. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
47. Young Frankenstein (1974)
Oct. 23
48. Creepshow 2 (1987)
49. Larry Cohen commentary on Maniac Cop (1988)
50. Cast a Deadly Spell¹ (1991)
Oct. 24
51. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Oct. 25
52. Day of the Dead (1985)
Oct. 26
53. The Prophecy (1995)
54. Vampire Cleanup Department Gao geung jing dou fu¹ (2017)
Oct. 27
55. Halloween (1978)
Oct. 28
56. Halloween II (1981)
Oct. 29
57. Nosferatu Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
58. White Zombie (1932)
59. Castle of the Creeping Flesh Im Schloß der blutigen Begierde¹ (1968)
60. Scared to Death¹ (1980)
Oct. 30
61. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
62. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)
63. MST3K version of It Lives by Night aka The Bat People (1974)
64. The Great Alligator Il fiume del grande caimano¹ (1979)
65. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
66. Silver Bullet¹ (1985)
67. The Rift¹ (1990)
Oct. 31. Happy Halloween!!!!
68. Stigma Estigma¹ (1980)
69. Visiting Hours (1982)
70. Alone in the Dark (1982)
71. Manhunter (1986)

¹ means I hadn't seen it before

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The CHECKLIST. Complete!

Spoiler:
10/10 Select 10 actors:
--- Lauren Ashley Carter -
-X- Brian Cox - Manhunter (1986)
-X- Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween (1978)
-X- Peter Cushing - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
--- Bruce Davison -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Mummy (1932)
-X- Christopher Lee - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
-X- Helga Liné - Stigma (1980)
-X- Bela Lugosi - Night of Terror (1933)
--- Elina Madison -
--- Burgess Meredith -
--- Sam Neill -
--- Michael J. Pollard -
-X- William Shatner - Visiting Hours (1982)
-X- Oliver Reed - Night Creatures (1962)
--- Anita Strindberg -
--- Dee Wallace -
--- Naomi Watts -
--- Caroline Williams -
-X- Ray Wise - The Rift (1990)

5/5 Select 5 recently deceased
-X- Umberto Lenzi - Nightmare City (1980)
--- Ulli Lommel -
--- Peter Wyngarde -
--- Jack Ketchum (Dallas Mayr) -
--- Alf Humphreys -
-X- Dorothy Malone - The Being (1983)
--- John Gavin -
--- Ren Osugi -
--- Lewis Gilbert -
--- Debbie Lee Carrington -
-X- R. Lee Ermey - The Rift (1990)
--- Verne Troyer -
--- Michael Anderson -
-X- Janine Reynaud - Castle of the Creeping Flesh (1968)
--- Jerry Maren -
--- Derrick O'Connor -
--- Tab Hunter -
--- Shinobu Hashimoto -
--- Margot Kidder -
--- Robert Dix -
--- Jacqueline Pearce -
--- Donnelly Rhodes -
--- Fenella Fielding -
-X- Pasquale Buba - Dawn of the Dead (1978)
--- Al Matthews -
--- Gary Kurtz -

2/2 Select 2 film composers:
-X- Philip Glass - The Church (1989)
-X- Joseph LoDuca - Evil Dead II (1987)
--- Paul Ratajczak -
--- John Williams -

5/5 Select 5 directors:
--- Alexandre Aja -
-X- Mario Bava - Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)
-X- Larry Cohen - The Ambulance (1990)
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
-X- Lucio Fulci - Zombie 3 (1988)
-X- William Malone - Scared to Death (1980)
-X- Sergio Martino - The Great Alligator (1979)
--- Hideo Nakata -
--- Roman Polanski -
--- Jee-woon Kim -

2/2 Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Nigel Booth -
--- Screaming Mad George -
-X- Steve Johnson - Dead Heat (1988)
-X- Stan Winston - The Bat People (1974)

2/2 Select 2 producers:
-X- Larry Cohen - Maniac Cop (1988)
-X- Bryan Foy - Night of Terror (1933)
--- Michael Hertz -
--- Jeanette Volturno -

2/2 Select 2 writers:
-X- Dan O'Bannon - The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
--- David Cronenberg -
--- Dennis Paoli -
-X- R.J. Robertson - Forbidden World (1982)

30/30 Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Agoraphobia -
-X- Anthology Film - Creepshow 2 (1987)
-X- Appears on The 50 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen - Alone in the Dark (1982)
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - Nosferatu (1922)
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - The Bat People (1974), MST3K version of
-X- Classic Hammer Films - The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Young Frankenstein (1974)
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- Cryptid Cinema - Creature from Black Lake (1976)
-X- Death by: Explosion, 2 - Halloween II (1981), The Lost Boys (1987)
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2
-X- Distributor / Studio: Code Red - The Being (1983)
--- Documentary -
--- Drunk Horror -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Forbidden World (1982)
-X- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen - Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959), The Ambulance (1990)
-X- Film From TCM's October Schedule - The Fly (1958)
-X- Film Title Drop - I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
-X- Flashback Horror - Stigma (1980)
-X- From a Basil Gogos Painting - King Kong (1933)
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- Ouija Board -
--- K-Horror -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Great Alligator (1979)
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1932)
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
--- Nation of Origin: Thailand -
--- Nazi -
--- Prom -
-X- Psychological - Manhunter (1986)
-X- Rape / Revenge - Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)
-X- Scarecrows - Night Creatures (1962)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Halloween (1978)
-X- Takes Place in a Hospital - Visiting Hours (1982)
--- Takes Place on a College Campus or High School -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Silver Bullet (1985)
--- Television -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Universal Dracula (Dracula, Daughter, Son of)
-X- Vampire - Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
-X- Werewolf - She-Wolf of London (1946)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Church (1989)
--- Wilhelm Scream -
-X- With Commentary - Maniac Cop (1988)
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Galaxy of Terror (1981)
-X- Zombie - Nightmare City (1980)

1/1 Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary":
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
-X- Larry Cohen - Maniac Cop (1988)
--- Joe Dante -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
--- Tim Lucas -
--- George A. Romero -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -

3/3 Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Streaming, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- Third format, DVD, Zombie 3 (1988)

3/3 Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Japanese, Vampire Hunter D (1985)
-X- Second language, Italian, Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959)
-X- Third language, Cantonese, Mr. Vampire (1985)

3/3 Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars an Arquette (Rosanna, David, Patricia, Richmond, Alexis) -
--- Features music by a rock band -
-X- Was made in the 1960s - Castle of the Creeping Flesh (1968)
--- Features an investigation by Ed and Lorraine Warren -
-X- Was written by Stephen King - Silver Bullet (1985)
--- Features snow -
--- Has the words "Don't" in the title -
--- Was directed by David DeCoteau -
--- Stars Brinke Stevens -
--- Takes place at a strip club, 2 -
-X- Features a nun or priest - The Church (1989)

6/6 Select 6 decades of film history:
-X- Pre-1930 - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
-X- 1930 - The Mummy (1932)
-X- 1940 - Dr. Cyclops (1940)
-X- 1950 - The Fly (1958)
-X- 1960 - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- 1970 - Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
-X- 1980 - Nightmare City (1980)
-X- 1990 - Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)
-X- 2000 - Blade: Trinity (2004)
-X- 2010 - Vampire Cleanup Department (2017)

3/3 Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
-X- Jump Scare - Evil Dead II (1987)
--- No Cell Coverage -
--- The Abandoned Place -
-X- The Vengeful Spirit - The Crow (1994)
--- Death By Sex -
-X- The Final Girl - Halloween (1978)
--- Flickering Lights -

1/1 Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
-X- 1943 (75th) - The Leopard Man (1943)
-X- 1968 (50th) - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- 1993 (25th) – Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)

1/1 Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 25th Anniversary of Vincent Price's Death - The Fly (1958)
-X- 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- 100th Birthday of Evelyn Ankers - Son of Dracula (1943)
-X- 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 2 - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), Young Frankenstein (1974)

4/4 Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - Creature from Black Lake (1976)
-X- PG-13 - Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
-X- R - Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Blade: Trinity (2004)
--- 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 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.

Oct 21:
15. Society* (Brian Yuzna / 1989) ★★
The metaphors feel half baked and tacked on. The first half never felt as suspenseful as slowly uncovering a deep rooted conspiracy could.

16. Calibre* (Brian Yuzna / 2018) ★★★
Follows a standard formula and doesn't deviate from the typical character tropes. Solid editing and overall interesting, if nothing groundbreaking.

Oct 22:
17. Frankenstein Created Woman* (Terence Fisher / 1967) ★★★
It is obvious it became difficult to give Frankenstein new and varied motivation after he'd already succeeded in reanimating the dead in the first installment. Still, giving a twist to the violence worked well in this sequel.

Oct 23:
18. The Mummy* (Terence Fisher / 1959) ★★★
The mummy had to be an influence on the slasher genre's unstoppable killer trope. He is honestly terrifying when smashing through windows and slowing approaching his victim to strangle them to death. Possible 4 star.

Oct 24:
19. The Man They Could Not Hang* (Nick Grinde / 1939) ★★★★
Very well written with characters possessing true motivations. Dr. Savaard is diabolical while still garnering a bit of our sympathy. An early revenge film that confuses our emotions and works on every level.

Oct 25:
20. The Devil's Bride / The Devil Rides Out* (Dennis Wheatley / 1968) ★★★
The jumping point for the plot falls together a little too quickly and conveniently, but the story is engrossing and works well for the first 2/3rds. The climax and final confrontations are underwhelming and don't maintain the quality of the earlier sections.

Oct 28:
21. Sisters* (Brian De Palma / 1972) ★★
An attempt to cobble together styles from other directors, namely Hitchcock and Bergman. Too disjointed and the revelation was hardly worth the effort.

22. The Lodger* (John Brahm / 1944) ★★★★
Enthralling, well paced and edited. Masterful screenplay and enough intrigue to cast doubt in the viewer until the end (even if the outcome wasn't really out of left field). Brilliant acting all around. Perhaps the most laudable aspect is the intelligence and resourcefulness of the female lead for this time period. No damsels in distress fainting at the hint of danger.

23. I Walked With A Zombie* (Jacques Tourneur / 1943) ★★★
A drama with voodoo undertones to drive the philosophical musing and social commentary. Unfortunately, none of the concepts are developed to their full potential.

Oct 30:
24. Tetsuo: Iron Man* (Shinya Tsukamoto / 1989) ★★★★
David Lynch meets David Cronenberg meets William S. Burroughs meets... an anime final showdown? Aesthetics, editing, over the top style, special effects, and stop motion are all impeccable.

Oct 31:
25. Cure* (Kiyoshi Kurosawa / 1997) ★★★★
Easily the most unsettling movie of the month. There's a masterful depth of storytelling that signals a director who is in complete control of his vision. Still absorbing the nuances of this film. I need another viewing to cement this as a 4 or 5 star and gain a better understanding of the message. I keep thinking of Se7en (1995).

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2: The Predator
4: Venom
5: Willard (1971)
10: Death Note (2017)
11: Tusk
16: Lifeforce
17:Halloween III: Season of the Witch
18: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers
20: Halloween 5
22: Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers
23: Galaxy of Terror, The Endless, Unsane
24: Psycho (1960)
25: 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene
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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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**List Final**


Part One is here: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/13400451-post26.html

October 24 [Werewolf Theme Night] (9 hours, 6 minutes watched)
1-168. [See first part]

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169. Silver Bullet (1985, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ The 'small town vibe' and narration works well as a hook into the lives of our child heroes, the same sort of feel that Stand By Me had in spades. If more films want to use the 'giallo style' killer's perspective shots that's fine with me. There are times the film seems less interesting when it reverts back to horror staples mid-movie, slightly updated redneck style. Some of the camera panning and angles are especially artful and I like the reveal twist. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. Theme Subset
170. Wolf Guy (1975, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ 'Werewolf movie without werewolves' had everything to political conspiracy, rape revenge, telekinesis, and gang/mob thriller elements that never fails to entertain but is all over the place. The kill scenes are especially oddball and there's some gory surgery in a film more about style than content. It's like a strange amalgam of 70s Japanese cinema. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
171. Lycan (2017, 88 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ College kids go camping in 'werewolf country,' with lukewarm acting and attempts at mystery taking the formulaic slasher approach to werewolves, secret killer hiding in the woods offing victims often cutting to show some close up bodily carnage so the kills as neutered and the film is mostly kids anxious in the woods, Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
172. Dave Made a Maze (2017, 81 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ The idea of a 'god' who gets lost in his creation is ripe for interpretation and it's a potentially heavy metaphor for how we construct our own reality but DMaM never gets preachy or too metaphysical with it, just leaving the premise at our feet and getting 'wtf' weird. While subtle this might be the most accessible but deep movie in recent memory. Imagery is deliciously cartoonish and practical cardboard effects everywhere are top notch. I love the confetti / silly string blood splatter, that alone could have been the film and it would have been worth seeing. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. Subset
173. Cat People (1986, 119 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Takes a classic and turns it into long winder pseudo-mystical sleaze where we watch Nastassja Kinski work at the zoo gift shop for half the movies before spending the next half naked in a premise that makes little sense but does so accompanied by a cool David Bowie theme song and bittersweet melancholy. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
174. The Devil Lives Here (2015, 77 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Indie film with spotty production, you can tell something evil is happening when the video starts flashing or getting heavily edited. Despite limitations it's non-stop enough with frequent twists that I enjoyed it opening with kids jammed then an elaborate campfire style tale, home invasion, basket face, and perhaps the supernatural. Some of the plot is hammy (The Honey Baron) but because there's so much stuff works. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 25 [Video Nasties Theme Night] (9 hours, 50 minutes watched)
175. Driller Killer (1979, 96 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Weaves together music/sound and slow burn angst across a New York cityscape, more artist than and moody than scary or slashery but with a fascinating rhythm that uses random murder as a chorus. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
176. Anthropophagous (1980, 90 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Antsropdoagus was a tease, it held suspense better than other movies where nothing happens for so long at least before it’s nonsensical conclusion. Some great foreboding and comical odd supernatural tangents. Cool use of killer point of view and occasionally artful compositions. Format: Digital [thanks to Alyxstarr]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
177. City of the Living Dead (1980, 93 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Fulci's metaphysical zombies are too fleeting in his overly mystic plot sending a fragmented array of characters overly dedicated to understanding and stopping Fulci's gateway to hell by dead priest and Book of Enoch mythology. There's some great color scheme and imagery but it plays like a parody of gothic horror filled with non sequiturs and under cooked culminating in a horrible ending. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. Theme
178. R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly (2008, 93 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ It's hard to rate kids' programming but I didn't feel like MG had the enduring quality of cartoon and was overlong for the plot. The ghoul is nicely fiendish and there is a cool underdog plot. Disposable film but considering limited family friendly offerings not a waste. Format: Digital [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
179. A Bay of Blood [English Cut, Tim Lucas Commentary] (2008, 93 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Commentary on the commentary - Lucas gives overly detailed background on the many actors, there is are some golden tidbits and he does more than narrate. Information on some of the filming effects, transitions, set design, and actor/director comments add value to the film and understanding of cinema. I remember BoB to be a parade of spectacular deaths & it doesn't disappoint, but there's not as much character development so it works well with commentary. Format: Blu-ray [Arrow UK]. 1st Viewing [of commentary] Theme
180. Ban the Sadist Videos! [Parts 1&2] (2005, 94 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Video store time capsule that explains the inception of home media leading to reduction in public censorship and corresponding moral crusade. Talking heads everywhere intersected by clips of the films or news in reference over infectious beats. The documentary is biased against censorship but offers some insight into the historical climate of video nasties. Format: DVD [packaged with Severin's House of Straw Hill blu]. 1st Viewing Theme

October 26 [Frankenstein / Mad Scientists Theme Night] (4 hours, 26 minutes watched)
181. Dr. Caligari (1989, 80 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Epic Visuals melding in a surreal and exciting way with oddly dystopian elements that detract from it. In an arena of camp it's hard to be critical of performance but some of the actors were so stilted even if thematic/intentional it detracted from the experience. If the film had been silent it might even have been better and the namesake expressionistic elements are a highlight, as is the overall theme that slowburns from wtf weirdness to more challenging thoughtfulness. I would be down for more tongue wall and forehead syringes but less talking for much of DC. Format: Digital [thanks to Alyxstarr]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
182. Upgrade (2018, 100 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Stylish action thriller with some predictable elements but a cool premise and plot that reminds me of other psychedelic body horror movies handled her with more mundane crime drama elements and less gross out. A splattery modern neon lit sync score action thriller. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme?
183. Frankenstein's Army (2013, 86 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Second viewing showed more of the rubbery defects of the creatures, and while plagued with shaky cam I still feel like FA is more relentlessly creative than many horror offerings even if it's slow going and offers perhaps too little of the terrors. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. Theme

October 27 [Fangoria / USA Up All Night Featured Theme Night] (8 hours, 22 minutes watched)
184. Maximum Overdrive (1986, 98 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Truck theme gives some great road carnage and sense of chase, it slyly lampoons the 'stranded against horrors' conventions we've seen with films like Night if the Living Dead while also being terrifying in its own. I love the blue collar emphasis here & 'truck stop at the end if the world' image is top notch. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. Theme Subset
185. #FromJennifer (2017, 80 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Well marketed film caught my eye on release last year, but despite a cool image of a woman and a giant the film really goes nowhere. Derek Means may be hulking but he can't act and spoils many of his scenes as a wide eyes simpleton. Attempts at being meta fall flat and character motives ultimately make little sense, many 'twists' are just characters acting in implausible irrational ways.Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing
186. The Sleeping Room (2014, 78 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Everything ties together too conveniently about a surprisingly wholesome call girl who conveniently stumbles on a dark family secret that makes little sense and should not play out like it does, which is too conveniently self contained. The type of film that only 'works; if you adopt a radically different interpretation than is on screen (like everyone might be insane) begging much forgiveness for some ok tension later on. Format: Digital [Amazon Prime]. 1st Viewing
187. The Halloween Tree (1993, 69 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Classically animated take of youths who meet a ghoul that shows them some history behind their costumes. It's like a strange history channel gothic cartoon. Format: Digital [Amazon Prime]. 1st Viewing
188. Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, 91 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Interesting relic with some too infrequent world class practical effect imagery and a nicely dated view of mental health. The pseudo-scientific sometimes seems long winded. Format: Digital [Vudu HD].
189. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Stylish and well shot with homages to the original that get old quickly and prevent the remake from really shining as it's own film (for example when an epic murder is bloodspurting everywhere and there's an excerpt of the original film). Remake > original here and this one is bloodier and better paced. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing

October 28 [Supernatural Theme Night] (10 hours, 56 minutes watched)
190. Marrowbone (2017, 111 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Slow going with an emotional gut punch but some elements like their father or some odd choices from Tom and Allie that are so distracting they nearly consume the film's better elements. Scenic but indulges in some plot devices that are my least favorite. Format: Digital [Hulu]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
191. Suddenly In the Dark (1981, 111 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Color bathed kaleidoscope shots and screaming housewives - not as lurid or far out as I suspected but a paranoid slow burn with elements of Poe and some artful direction in a tale of jealousy and revenge. It's the type gleefully persistent irony that we might see in the Twilight Zone and has a familiar feel of victims so sure of their terrors and so doubted by the world but also uniquely Korean in ambiguous haunts through the last frame creating an image that is unforgettable. Format: Blu-ray [Mondo Macabro limited red case] . 1st Viewing Theme
192. The Atoning (2017, 89 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Minimalist ghost story that does little original but I really enjoyed, it's abstract and there are some cool looking demon creatures. It's a melancholy film with few characters. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
193. I Am A Ghost (2012, 76 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Unusual movie from the ghost's point of view that artfully uses repetitions to weave a strange tales about that which haunts a ghost. I enjoyed this on a second viewing, and there is an annoying twist that I found less annoying now. Odd structure without obvious beginning or ending, emphasis on arthouse.Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
194. Ben (1972, 94 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Direct continuation from Willard that ups the rat quotient and adds a syrupy theme song, the rats never take on an evil presence outside of being rats so unless you're disposed to fearing rats the humans response is so disproportionate - which is maybe the point. Elements of 'so bad it's good' cinema. Watched it with the kids and they seemed to enjoy it, although as a parent I felt guarded about some of the oddly cruel human response to rats (as the kids have pet rats). Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing
195. Hellmouth (2014, 95 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Styilzed black and white film with splashes of color and an overly digital feel, like the Sin City films. The effects are sometimes great and occasionally dredge up CGI that looks like it was tossed out of a PS2 game. Not especially frightening but relentlessly fantastic, out hero does little but enjoy the ride - never seeming in control or even intention about whatever happens but often somehow mastering it in a tension less stroll through the damned. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing
196. Sweet Home (2015, 80 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Tense home invasion film with twists that rocket it along. Watched this again with my wife who correctly pointed out more of the plot holes than impacted by first viewing. It's one of the better recent home invasion films, which isn't saying much, and has a gritty obnoxiously critical theme that would do better to not preach about economics of rent control and stick to the literal face smashing imagery. Format: Digital [Netflix].

October 29 [Mind Games Theme Night] (14 hours, 42 minutes watched)
197. Brainscan (1994, 96 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ There's something very sly and meta about the film lampooning the all too often political refrain of violence in entertainment really equating to violence in reality. Brainscan is often so 'on the nose' with the worse sort of stereotypes about 'kids today.' It's like the kind of film some youth pastor wrote as a cautionary tale but goes into it with gleeful abandon playing on these social concerns in an insidious way beyond the obvious setup, more tongue in cheek revealing in horror rather than cautioning against it. I enjoyed The Trickster character and the wtf first person 'game' aspects. Format: Blu-ray. Theme Subset
198. Almost Mercy (2015, 85 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Gleeful murder picture with a well developed but obnoxious antihero narrator and a self righteous spite towards cartoonish extremes in apple pie american lifestyle. It borders on flaunting bad taste with a tale of alienation that gets credit for only hinting at the molestation under the service but reveling in overexaggerated small town america weaknesses like plastic surgery and consumer debt. Format: Digital [Amazon Prime]. 1st Viewing
199. Warlock (1989, 103 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Adventure cheese filled with mysticism as a coonskin clothed time traveler chases a fashion challenged warlock. Not 'so bad it's good' and not scary but existing in the middle ground of mindless television escapism, the kind of dreck work having on in the background but not offering much to demand your full attention. Format: Blu-ray.
200. Satan's Slaves (2017, 107 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Dark film that extorts the sort of long haired ghost imagery we've seen before to tell of a lurid family history where revised magazine articles play a key role in exposition. It crescendos well into a rainy multifaceted conclusion as one of the better supernatural offerings of late. Format: Digital [Shudder]. 1st Viewing
201. Stephanie (2016, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Especially well paced story with an amazingly morphing structure - the sort of cryptic film that keeps you guessing but ultimately doesn't hold back on the payoff. I loved the premise of it, and cannot think of any other film like it. I think the 'problem' with marathoning horror movies is that it can sometimes highlight how stale conventions are or repetitively cloned some movies are. Stephanie was a good antidote for that. The child lead actress did a good job. Format: Digital [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
202. The Ritual (2017, 94 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Strange tale with fantastic imagery capitalizing on grief in the woods twisting haunted forest tropes into something much more far out and wonderfully unique to a let down ending. Format: Digital [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
203. Gerald's Game (2017, 103 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ Brilliantly draws out a shameless and corny molestation subplot with glorious imagery and tone perhaps tying everything together too neatly; well paced with much creativity and an un-necessary tacked on extended ending. Takes a simple premise and and rocks things along in an engaging way well beyond the stage benefiting from microscope character psychology. Format: Digital [Netflix 4K]. 1st Viewing Theme
204. The Night of the Virgin (2017, 100 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Odd body horror movie with a strange mythos combining lukewarm sex comedy with absurd body horror, there's some nice splatter and despite being stupid NotV carries itself more seriously thank the plot deserved - for example there's a a pivotal plot point where a character orgasms on pair of panties and an ongoing 'joke' where the lead insists he's not a virgin. Format: Digital [Shudder].1st Viewing
205. Predators (2010, 108 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Paper thin characters parade around a film with too many 'plot twists' and too little Predator. Adrian Brody is not a Schwartzeneggar and unintentionally funny at times. Loses points for so spectacularly failing what should be a safe bet in Predator mythos introducing predator dogs and warring predators when it's not more concerned with dull human evil. Format: Digital [FandangoNow 4K].

October 30 [Demonic Theme Night] (12 hours, 0 minutes watched)
206. A Dark Song (2016, 100 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Intense student teacher occult drama with an undercurrent of mental control and ambiguous supernatural hints enriched by detailed set design cascading along with a deafening silence of a mother's grief. Poetic in being so pointless but so tense and somber. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
207. Along Came the Devil (2018, 89 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Vanilla exorcism film with some cringeworthy acting and the same sort of demonic schlock we've seen better elsewhere to the point some key scenes are blunted, but it does have a better than average ending twist. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
208. Demon Wind (1990, 96 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ So bad it's good metaphysical demon splatter where the evil swarms and is ever present with his awkward taunting and prosthetic effcts. Format: Digital [Shudder]. 1st Viewing Theme Subset
209. Hellraiser: Judgement (2018, 81 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Gorey with little setup and the evolution of Pinhead to some sort of narrator of horrors rather than a surreal fiend is unfortunate. Some of the Hellraiser sequels are a guilty pleasure of mine and this one is an improvement over the last few even if Doug Bradley couldn't reprise his Pinhead role (since Pinhead is window dressing now anyway). Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
210. The Witch in the Window (2018, 77 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Creepy witch drama about father and son bonding and the bittersweet of family life that is much more effective than I could ever make it sound. Format: Digital [Shudder]. 1st Viewing Theme
211. Dead Shack (2018, 77 minutes) ★★★★½✰✰✰✰✰ Juvenile humor distracts from a drunken family drama style zombie mash about a vacation in the woods ruined by a femme fatale who care takers for some zombies luring/catching people for them, kids in football gear vs the undead. Format: Digital [Shudder]. 1st Viewing Theme
212. Final Prayer (2013, 89 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Found footage style film about odd events at a church, competently executed with a premise that was up my alley but overall not especially original waiting for the payoff. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
213. They Found Hell (2015, 87 minutes) ★★★½✰✰✰✰✰✰ Wastes no time getting to it's CGI infested underworld with horrible actors populating thin characters; it works in a 'made for tv' movie sort of way watching disposable characters ham their way around a grand underworld and some of the effects are better done. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
214. The Witches (1990, 93 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ A classic with outstanding practical special effects. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. Theme
215. Apartment 212 (2017, 97 minutes) ★★★★★★½✰✰✰ An isolated woman leaving an abusive relationship moves into an increasingly less subtle apartment dilemma, it's got some fun indie music and the lead is a competent actress but a times too slow. Better than average indie fare but not sure how it will stand to repeat viewings once the mystery of it is out - a mysterious which is nicely executed in a witty and original manner. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing

October 31 [Halloween Theme Night] (13 hours, 10 minutes watched)
216. Bride of Chucky (1998, 97 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Stylishly directed with a clever premise but it doesn't really make use of with a plot that emphasizes Chucky being anatomically correct more than it does horror/tension, most of the jokes are more cutesy set dressing than funny. Format: Digital [Vudu HD].
217. Fear Inc (2016, 90 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ A 'custom scares' event that may or may not be real. The less you know going in the better it is. Intense without being especially bloody and there are some nice horror references. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
218. Satan's Little Helper (2004, 96 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Clever premise with some awkward execution to explain how the youth is so gleefully into Satan and is perhaps too much set-up for a relatively simple gag. Ends up being more mean spirited than fun at times but has enough twists to stay entertaining and an explanation that is nicely implied rather than paraded. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
219. The Cleanse (2016, 81 minutes) ★★★★★★★½✰✰ Slow going and eccentric character drama with surreal elements that's more frank about our view of imperfections and romantic than scary but does have a sinister undercurrent. Elements of metaphor and a plot that's very novel slow burn well while also offering odd payoffs along the way and left me feeling like there was more to analyze within the film. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing
220. Trench 11 (2017, 90 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Grisly cool premise is draped with wandering soldiers and ranting nazi scientists. It's either worthy for going beyond it's lurid premise to stage a film, or disappointment it does not more fully embrace this gimmick. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing
221. The Rake (2018, 79 minutes) ★★★★★½✰✰✰✰ Great intro scene and creepy pasta based plot that uses heavy themes like abortion and mental illness as window dressing. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing
222. Blood Fest (2018, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Well paced spectacular horror homage like a thrill ride but with some elements of over explanation to literally try to get us to buy into things like zombies and vampires in the film (some things are better left unexplained). Action packed with some nice twists, reuses some of the horror rules' that we've seen before in Scream. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing Theme
223a. Room on the Broom (2012, 26 minutes) ★✰ Pending. Format: Digital [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
223b. Curious Creations of Christine McConnell [S1E1] (2018, 26 minutes) ★✰ Pending. Format: Digital [Netflix]. 1st Viewing
223c. The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror XX [S21E4] (2009, 26 minutes) ★✰ Pending. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing
224. Happy Hunting (2017, 91 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Idyllic meth biker wasteland updates Most Dangerous Game artfully, there aren't a lot of likeable characters but they're handled with enough weight and gravitas that their clash across the dessert is tense. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st Viewing

November 1 [before dusk] [Comedy Crossover Theme Night] (2 hours, 47 minutes watched)
225. Slime City (1988, 81 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Strange lo-fi body horror about toxic wine induced flesh melting bloodshed mashing together werewolf style on and off again transformation, strange conspiracies, and the most epic dismemberment ever in a hypnotic half bad half genius gimmick. Format: Blu-ray. 1st Viewing Theme
226. Deathgasm (2015, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Fun metal with hit or miss humor that's more consistently effective than average - sort of a bro comedy with a fun metal vibe but too much bro although it does deliver on zombie/demon carnage. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. Theme

Checklist [COMPLETED MINIMUMS]:
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors [12/10 Completed]:
-X- Lauren Ashley Carter - The Mind's Eye
--- Brian Cox - [Morgan, Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trick R Treat]
--- Jamie Lee Curtis - [Halloween]
-X- Peter Cushing - Shock Waves, Scream & Scream Again
-X- Bruce Davison - Insidious: Last Key
--- Boris Karloff - [Old Dark House, House of F, Son of F]
-X- Christopher Lee - Sleepy Hollow, Scream & Scream Again
--- Helga Liné - [Black Candles, Nightmare Castle, Vampires Night Orgy, Horror Rises from the Tomb]
--- Bela Lugosi - [Abbott/Costello Meet F, Son of F]
--- Elina Madison - Mummy's Kiss, Brides of Sodom, Someone's Knocking at the Door, the Forty-Niners, Orgy of the Damned, Huff, The Black Tape]
-X- Burgess Meredith - Twilight Zone: The Movie (uncredited narrator)
-X- Sam Neill - Possession
-X- Michael J. Pollard - Sleepaway Camp 3 [I Come in Peace, House of 1K Corpses]
--- William Shatner - [Xmas Horror Story, Visiting Hours]
-X- Oliver Reed - The Pit & Pendulum (1991)
-X- Anita Strindberg - Murder Syndrome
-X- Dee Wallace - Cujo
-X- Naomi Watts - The Shaft
--- Caroline Williams - [Hatchet 3, Stepfather 2, TCSM 2]
-X- Ray Wise - Lazarus Effect

Select 5 recently deceased [5/5 Completed]
--- Umberto Lenzi - [Eaten Alive, Cannibal Ferox]
--- Ulli Lommel -
--- Peter Wyngarde - [The innocents, Burn Witch Burn]
--- Jack Ketchum (Dallas Mayr) - [Girl next Door, The Woman, The Lost]
--- Alf Humphreys - [Final Destination 2, The Uninvited, My Bloody Valentine]
--- Dorothy Malone - [The Being]
--- John Gavin - [Jennifer, Psycho]
--- Ren Osugi - [Shin Godzilla, Audition, Nightmare Detective]
--- Lewis Gilbert - [Haunted (1995)]
-X- Debbie Lee Carrington - Bride of Chucky [Bride, Curse, Seed of Chucky, New Nightmare, Bless the Child]
--- R. Lee Ermey - [Texas Chainsaw remakes, Frighteners, Body Snatchers, Williard Remake, Up from the Depths]
--- Verne Troyer - [Wishmaster]
-X- Michael Anderson - Orca
-X- Janine Reynaud - Im Schloß der blutigen Begierde, Succubus
--- Jerry Maren - [House, Prophecy '79, The Being]
-X- Derrick O'Connor - Blood on Satan's Claw
-X- Tab Hunter - Out of the Dark
--- Shinobu Hashimoto - [Village of Eight Gravestones, Ghost Story of Kakui Street]
--- Margot Kidder - [Black Christmas, Sisters, Zombie Halloween 2, Amityville Horror]
--- Robert Dix - [Blood of Dracula's Castle, Satan's Sadists, Horror of the Blood Monsters
--- Jacqueline Pearce - [Plague of Zombies, The Reptile]
-X- Donnelly Rhodes - Barricade
--- Fenella Fielding - [Old Dark House '63, Carry on Screaming, Wishbaby]
--- Pasquale Buba - [Dawn/Day of the Dead, Creepshow, Monkey Shines, Dark Half, 2 Evil Eyes, Stepfather 2]

Select 2 film composers [3/2 Completed]:
-X- Philip Glass - Suspiria
-X- Joseph LoDuca - Pay the Ghost
--- Paul Ratajczak - [Phantasm, The Prophecy, Escape from Tomorrow, CotC 3, Hitcher 2, Tooth & Nail]
-X- John Williams - Jaws 3D

Select 5 directors [5/5 Completed]:
--- Alexandre Aja -
-X- Mario Bava - A Bay of Blood
--- Larry Cohen -
-X- Jesús "Jess" Franco – Die Marquise Von Sade, Succubus
-X- Lucio Fulci - City of the Living Dead
--- William Malone - [House on Haunted Hill remake, Feardotcom]
--- Sergio Martino - [Torso, Suspicious Death of a Minor]
-X- Hideo Nakata – Dark Water (remake)
-X- Roman Polanski - Fearless Vampire Killers
--- Jee-woon Kim - [I Saw the Devil, The Uninvited]

Select 2 makeup effects artists 2/2 Completed]:
-X- Nigel Booth - The Witches [Species, Hellraiser, Blade 2]
--- Screaming Mad George - [Society, NoES 3-4, Poltergeist 2, CotC 3, Hide & Go Shriek]
--- Steven Johnson - [Species 1-2, Leviathan, Fight Night, Fog, Blade 2, Videodrome, Lord of Illusions]
-X- Stan Winston - Predator 2 [Monster Squad, Leviathan, End of Days, The Hallow, Darkness Falls, Island, Deaths of Ian Stone]

Select 2 producers [2/2 Completed]:
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Bryan Foy - [House of Wax ‘53]
-X- Michael Hertz - Toxic Avenger
-X- Jeanette Volturno - Lazarus Effect, Happy Death Day

Select 2 writers [3/2 Completed]:
-X- Dan O'Bannon - Lifeforce
-X- David Cronenberg - Shivers
-X- Dennis Paoli - The Pit and Pendulum (1991)
--- R.J. Robertson - [Troll, Haunting of Morella, Chopping Mall, Forbidden World]

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types [46/30 Completed]:
-X- 3-D Film - Jaws 3-D[House of Wax ’53, Texas Chainsaw, Piranha, Shark Night, RE: Afterlife]
-X- Agoraphobia - Citadel
-X- Anthology Film - Kwaidan, Phobia 2, Tales from the Hood 2
-X- Appears on The 50 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen- Inside, Slumber Party Massacre
-X- Based on a True Story - The Conjuring
-X- Based on a Novel - Lifeforce (based on 'The Space Vampires' by Colin Wilson, Cujo (based on 'Cujo' by Stephen King)
-X- Cannibalism - Psychos in Love
-X- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft - Incident in a Ghostland (included an acknowledgment of H.P. Lovecraft at the start, opens with a Lovecraft reference, & a character has a Lovecraft photo at her desk), The Ritual (I felt it had an especially Lovecraft vibe).
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / RiffTrax - Dr Cyclops (hosted by Svengoolie)
-X- Classic Hammer Films - Hands of the Ripper
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Psychos in Love, Little Evil
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Kwaidan, Dressed to Kill, Ghostbusters
-X- Cryptid Cinema - Jeepers Creepers 3 [arguing The Creeper as cryptid]
-X- Death by: Explosion - The Mind's Eye, Jaws 3D, The Lost Boys (“death by stereo”)
-X- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation - The Devil and Father Amorth (directed and on screen narration by William Friedkin), House With a Clock in the Wall (director Eli Roth as Captain Midnight), Goosebumps 2 (writer R.L. Stine cameo as the principle), Maximum Overdrive (writer/director Stephen King in intro scene)
-X- Distributor / Studio: Code Red - Headhunter (1988), Slaughterhouse Rock
-X- Documentary - The Devil and Father Amorth
-X- Drunk Horror - Silver Bullet
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Lifeforce, Welcome to Willits [Predator]
-X- Film From Someone Else's List You've Never Seen - Phobia 2 (recommended by Orlmac), Tag (recommended by Orlmac and Brainee [2016]), Pyewacket (recommended by DaveyJoe), Terrified (recommended by Trevor), Stephanie (recommended by Dick Laurent and Brainee)
-X- Film From TCM's October Schedule - Fearless Vampire Killers [Old Dark House, House of Wax, Theatre of Blood, Mumm's Hand/Ghost/Curse, Nosferatu, Fearless Vampire Killers, Abbott/Costello Mummy, Dreamscape, Phantom Carriage, Eyes Without a Face, Frakenstein Created Woman, Carnival of Souls, Spirits of the Dead]
-X- Film Title Drop - Welcome to Willits
-X- Flashback Horror - Veronica (2017, set in 90s), The Mind's Eye (set in 90s), Hands of the Ripper (1971, set around ~1900s), The Conjuring, Insidious: Last Key
--- From a Basis Gogos Painting - [House of Wax '53, The Exorcist, Nosferatu, Wolf Man remake, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Vampire Lovers, Curse of Frankenstein, Dr Phibes]
-X- Found Footage - Followers
-X- Frankenstein - Frankenstein's Army [maybe this is taking liberties with Frankenstein, maybe]
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Darkness Rising, The Secret
-X- Giallo - Dressed to Kill
-X- Ouija Board -Veronica
-X- K-Horror - Suddenly In the Dark
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - 47 Meters Down, Cujo
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Blood on Satan's Claw, Who Can Kill a Child
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Little Evil [Netflix original] [Cast a Deadly Spell, Duel, Salem's Lot, It, Lake Placid]
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Discopath (which has a brilliant chase segment set to Kiss' 'I Was Made For Loving You.'), Repo! The Genetic Opera
-X- Nation of Origin: Thailand - Laddaland, Phobia 2
-X- Nazi - War of the Dead, Shockwaves
--- Prom - [Dance of the Dead, Detention, Carrie, Student Bodies, Tragedy Girls]
-X- Psychological - Last Girl Standing
-X- Rape / Revenge - Revenge
-X- Scarecrows - Town the Dreaded Sundown, Sleepy Hollow
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Dressed to Kill, Psychos in Love
-X- Takes Place in a Hospital - Happy Death Day
-X- Takes Place on a College Campus or High School - Ghostbusters (on a college campus)
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Mom (Christmas), Pay the Ghost (Halloween), Inside (Christmas), Blood Rage (Thanksgiving)
-X- Television - Twilight Zone (based on TV show), Remote Control (centered around a VHS rental store)
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Predator [Predator 1, Predator 2, & Predators]
-X- Vampire - Lifeforce
-X- Werewolf - Mom
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Suspiria,The Nun, Don't Knock Twice
-X- Wilhelm Scream - Hellfest
-X- With Commentary - A Bay of Blood w/ Tim Lucas commentary
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Scream and Scream Again (featuring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, and Peter Crushing), Slice (featuring ghosts, werewolves, and witches)
-X- Zombie - Night of the Living Dead, Burial Ground

Watch 1 w/commentary from the "Masters of Commentary" [1/1 Completed]:
--- Joe Bob Briggs -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Larry Cohen -
--- Joe Dante -
--- Herschell Gordon Lewis -
-X- Tim Lucas - A Bay of Blood
--- George A. Romero -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- David del Valle -

Watch films in at least three formats [3/3 Completed]:
-X- First format, Blu-ray, Suspiria, Zero Boys
-X- Second format, Digital Streaming, Dressed to Kill.
-X- Third format, Theatrical, House With a Clock in the Wall, Hellfest, The Nun, Goosebumps 2
Fourth format, DVD, Ban the Sadist Videos!

Watch films in at least three languages [3/3 Completed]:
-X- First language, Indonesian, The Secret + Satan's Slaves.
-X- Second language, Malayalam [from India], Mythily Veendum Varunnu.
-X- Third language, Spanish, Blood Splattered Bride, Veronica.
Fourth language, Thai, Laddaland
Fifth language, Dutch, The Lift
Sixth language, Italian, Murder Syndrome
Seventh language, German, Castle of Creeping Flesh
Eighth language, Portuguese, Forest of Lost Souls
Ninth language, Japanese, Tag

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that [8/3 Completed]:
--- Stars an Arquette (Rosanna, David, Patricia, Richmond, Alexis) - [Eight Legged Freaks w/ David Arquette]
-X- Features music by a rock band - Slaughterhouse Rock [featuring soundtrack by Devo], Discopath [featuring a KISS song], Maximum Overdrive [AC/DC soundtrack]
--- Was made in the 1960s -
-X- Features an investigation by Ed and Lorraine Warren - The Nun
-X- Was written by Stephen King - Gerald's Game
-X- Features snow - Kwaidan, The Mind's Eye, Tag
-X- Has the words "Don't" in the title - Don't Knock Twice
--- Was directed by David DeCoteau - [Ginger Deadman 2]
-X- Stars Brinke Stevens - Night of Something Strange
-X- Takes place at a strip club - Psychos in Love, Corbin Nash, Peelers
-X- Features a nun or priest - The Devil and Father Amorth, The Secrets of Emily Blair

Select 6 decades of film history [8/6 Completed]:
-X- Pre-1930 - Haxan (1922)
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Dr Cyclops (1940), Son of Dracula (1943)
-X- 1950 - It! The Terror From Space (1958)
-X- 1960 - Night of the Living Dead (1968), Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
-X- 1970 - Blue Sunshine (1977)
-X- 1980 - Suspiria (1985), Lifeforce (1985), Dressed to Kill (1980), Sleepaway Camp 2-3 (1988-1989)
-X- 1990 - Mom (1991)
-X- 2000 - Botched (2007)
-X- 2010 - The Sitter (2017)

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes [7/3 Completed]:
-X- Jump Scare - The Nun, Insidious: Last Key
-X- No Cell Coverage - Victor Crowley, The Maus
-X- The Abandoned Place - Blood Beach, Haunting of Helena
-X- The Vengeful Spirit - The Secret: Suster Ngesot Urban Legend
-X- Death By Sex - Lifeforce, A Bay of Blood
-X- The Final Girl - Last Girl Standing
-X- Flickering Lights - The Secret: Suster Ngesot Urban Legend, Inside

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff" [3/1 Completed]:
-X- 1943 (75th) - Son of Dracula
-X- 1968 (50th) - Night of the Living Dead, Fangs of the Living Dead
-X- 1993 (25th) – The Washing Machine

Select 1 from the following anniversaries [2/1 Completed]:
-X- 25th Anniversary of Vincent Price's Death - Scream and Scream Again (featuring Vincent Price)
-X- 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead - Night of the Living Dead; Lifeforce & Psychos in Love (both feature Living Dead on TV excerpts)
--- 100th Birthday of Evelyn Ankers -
--- 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein -

Select 4 ratings [4/4 Completed]:
--- G -
-X- PG - Monster Family, Willard, The Witches
-X- PG-13 - Insidious: Last Key, Wish Upon
-X- R - Stephanie, Unfriended: Dark Web
--- NC-17 -
-X- X - Dressed to Kill
--- 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

Theme Nights [COMPLETE] [31/31 Completed]:
Spoiler:

-X- 09/30: Criterion Collection - Ghostbusters, Dressed to Kill
-X- 11/01: Comedy Crossover - Slime City, Deathgasm

-X- 10/01: In 1968 the Recently Dead Get Up and Walk. A Copyright Suddenly Vanishes.
The Social Commentary Makes Everyone Talk. - They're Coming to Get You, Barbara! The 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead - Lifeforce, Psychos in Love, Night of the Living Dead
-X- 10/02: A Critic-Compiled List of Favorites that Left an Indelible Imprint
It's Full of Cult, Classics, Obscure ...Damn, Out of Print! - Studies in Terror - Blood Splattered Bride, Blue Sunshine
-X- 10/03: Just When You Thought It Safe To Go Back in the Water...
Along Come the Italians Bringing the Regurgitated Slaughter! - Jawsploitation - 47 Meters Down, Blood Beach, Jaws 3D, Orca
-X- 10/04: Claustrophobia is the Least of Your Worries...
These Demonic Death Boxes Will Drop You 100 Stories! - Elevator Horrors - Botched, The Lift, The Shaft
-X- 10/05: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Phobia 2, Tales from the Hood 2, Kwaidan, ABCs of Death 2.5
-X- 10/06: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Cloths That Smell of Death! Burial Ground: Night of Terror, War of the Dead
Call In the Military, And Someone Tell Michael--Lay Off the Meth! - Zombies - Zombeavers, Peelers, Dead Next Door, Burial Ground
-X- 10/07: Monster Kids Unite! Chiller Theatre Brings the Fright! - Universal Monster Movies - Dr Cyclops, Son of Dracula
-X- 10/08: Creepy with an Atmosphere of Paranoia & Dread
It's Mysteriously Lurking in the Shadows ...Or Under Your Bed! - Atmospheric Horror Films - Vinyan, Mother!, Hisss, White Coffin
-X- 10/09: The Decade of Decadence Aged and Fermented
Full of Big Hair, Grace Jones, and the Totally Demented! - Cheesy '80s Horror - Zero Boys, Out of the Dark, Sleepaway Camp 2-3
-X- 10/10: Candles Lit. Throats Slit. - Bloody Birthday Parties - Happy Death Day, Wish Upon, The Visitor
-X- 10/11: Canines with Hydrophobia, Swamps with Creatures From the Abyss,
and Cabins Deep Within the Woods ...Hey, Cujo's Taking a Piss! - Dogs / Bogs / & Logs - Cujo (dogs), Lumberjack Man (logs)
-X- 10/12: Left Deserted and Alone in a Post-Apocalyptic Earthbound Hell
Steer Clear of the Mutant Hellspawns & Things Will Turn Out Just Swell - Apocalyptic Horror - A Quiet Place
-X- 10/13: Itinerary of Hostel Intent. Railway of Unnerving Descent. Airport Security of Hellish Torment. - The European Passport to Terror – Inside, Die Marquise Von Sade
-X- 10/14: Original Soundtracks in the Key of Death That Are Eclectic In Every Way
Just Don't Play Them Backwards, Or the Demons Will Come Out to Play - Rocktober Blood - The 100 Greatest Horror Soundtracks – The Conjuring, Slumber Party Massacre, Blood on Satan's Claw
-X- 10/15: High Caliber Films Determined By Mass Vote
Some Are Distinguished, Others Go Right for the Throat - IMDB Highest Rated Horror - Fearless Vampire Killers, Sleepy Hollow, Peeping Tom
-X- 10/16: It Slices! It Dices! It Circumcises! - Slashers / Giallos / Serial Killers - Terrifier, Sendero, Hellfest, Tenebrae
-X- 10/17: The Beaches Are Closed Early This Season...
Visitors Being Sucked Into Oblivion Could Potentially Be the Reason - Blood on the Beach - Who Can Kill a Child?, Shock Waves
-X- 10/18: Fresh As That Chemically-Induced New Car Smell...
These Films for the Modern Age Will Unleash a Little Hell - Modern Horror Films - Repo! The Genetic Opera, Unfriended: Dark Web, Insidious: Last key, The Vault, Don't Knock Twice, Tag
-X- 10/19: Rhonda's the Quintessential Blonde with Lots of Curves
Also There's Gilbert Who Just Plain Gets On Your Nerves - The Horrors of USA Up All Night - Toxic Avenger, Remote Control
-X- 10/20: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Retired, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Always Be Admired! - 1980s Video Companies Spotlight: Prism Entertainment / Video Stores - Evil Toons, Blood Rage
-X- 10/21: Bela's Belated Blood Sucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Extravaganza! - Vampires – The Lost Boys, Night Watchmen
-X- 10/22: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff - Chapter 6 – The Washing Machine (1993), Fangs of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- 10/23: Newscasters Are Beaming Emergency Broadcasts On Every Station... The Radioactive Venus Space Probe Crash Spells Total Eradication! - Horrorspondents: You're On The Air! - Living Among Us, Predator 2
-X- 10/24: Straitjackets Unhinged; Crazies On the Fringe! Holy Crap, It's Societal Collapse! - Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Silver Bullet, Wolf Guy, Lycan
-X- 10/25: 72 Films of Depravity, Sex, and Gory Delights... Banned by the BBFC; They're Too Bloody Uptight! - Video Nasties 35th Anniversary - Driller Killer, Antropophagus, City of the Living Dead, A Bay of Blood, Ban the Sadist Videos [documentary on Video Nasties]
-X- 10/26: Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Frankenstein / Mad Doctors - Dr Caligari, Upgrade, Frankenstein's Army
-X- 10/27: Mass Marathon of the Damned (9) Presents... The Texas-Bred Host with Crazy Drive-In Totals Returns Anew And the World's Foremost Horror Movie Mag with Gratuitous Horror Fu! - They Live! The Return of Joe Bob Briggs -&- Fangoria Magazine - Maximum Overdrive
-X- 10/28: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances - Marrowbone, Suddenly In the Dark
-X- 10/29: Elaborate Games Played In a Puzzle-Ridden Room of Death Orchestrated By a Sadistic Dying Killer Gasping For His Last Breath - Live or Die? Make Your Choice - Mind Games - Brainscan, Gerald's Game
-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 - A Dark Song, Along Comes the Devil, Demon Wind, They Found Hell, Witch in the Window, The Witches
-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 - Satan's Little Helper, Fear Inc, Blood Fest

Subset Films [COMPLETED][0/31 Completed]:
Spoiler:
-X- 09/30: group vote - Dressed to Kill (1980) [on 9/30]
-X- 11/01: group vote - Dave Made a Maze (2017) [on 10/24]
-X- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2018) - House With a Clock in It's Wall [on 10/07], The Nun, Hellfest, Goosebumps 2

-X- 10/01: Chad - Lifeforce (1985) [on 10/01]
-X- 10/02: ororama - Blue Sunshine (1977) [on 10/02]
-X- 10/03: indiephantom - Blood Beach (1980) [on 10/03]
-X- 10/04: Gobear - Down (The Shaft) (2001) [on 10/04]
-X- 10/05: hbsvb - Kwaidan (1964) [on 10/05]
-X- 10/06: Darkgod - Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) [on 10/06]
-X- 10/07: shellebelle - Dr. Cyclops (1940)[on 10/07]
-X- 10/08: mallratcal - Hereditary (2018) [on 10/21]
-X- 10/09: TheBigDave - The Zero Boys (1986) [on 10/09]
-X- 10/10: Elliot57 - Happy Death Day (2017) [on 10/10]
-X- 10/11: orlmac - Cujo (1983) [on 10/11]
-X- 10/12: arw6040 - A Quiet Place (2018) [on 10/12]
-X- 10/13: Bladz - Inside (2007) [on 10/13]
-X- 10/14: Trevor - The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) [on 10/14]
-X- 10/15: Shack - Peeping Tom (1960) [on 10/15]
-X- 10/16: Mondo Kane - Terrifier (2017) [on 10/16]
-X- 10/17: DaveyJoe - Who Can Kill a Child? (1976) [on 10/17]
-X- 10/18: PCBreakdown - Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) [on 10/18]
-X- 10/19: jacob_b - The Toxic Avenger (1984) [on 10/19]
-X- 10/20: SterlingBen - Evil Toons (1992) [on 10/20]
-X- 10/21: tarfrimmer - The Lost Boys (1987) [on 10/21]
-X- 10/22: numbercrunch - Son of Dracula (1943) [on 10/7] / Fangs of the Living Dead (1968) [on 10/22] / The Washing Machine (1993)
-X- 10/23: SethDLH - Tenebre (1982) [on 10/16]
-X- 10/24: JAX036 - Silver Bullet (1985) [on 10/24]
-X- 10/25: WillieMLF - Antropophagus (1980) [on 10/25]
-X- 10/26: clckworang - Dr. Caligari (1989) [on 10/26]
-X- 10/27: Darth Maher - Maximum Overdrive (1986) [on 10/27]
-X- 10/28: jholmes - Marrowbone (2017) [on 10/28]
-X- 10/29: Undeadcow - Brainscan (1994) [on 10/29]
-X- 10/30: alyxstarr - Demon Wind (1990) [on 10/30]
-X- 10/31: cwileyy - Sleepy Hollow (1990) [on 10/15]

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