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Old 09-01-19, 11:16 PM
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Gems: ???
Disappointments: ???
Theme = theme day items
Subset = subset film
Theme = theme day related
1st = first time viewing

September 13 [Friday the 13th / Full Moon 'bonus day' but I'm not counting] (? hours, ? minutes watched)
00. The Snarling (2016, 84 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ There's a few meta jokes that stick but then it devolves into the most obvious plot narrated by two 'comedic relief' cops and centered more on extras in a movie than werewolves, zombies, or anything else remotely scary/interesting. It's actively bad enough that I'm curious if the meta elements didn't overtake the film and everything is some sly tongue in cheek joke about being aggressively bad. There's a scene where they use an obvious strobe light and shaky camera to simulate a werewolf attack; which is hilarious but not the strong start I was hoping for. Eventually the stupid casualness of the film is amusing but in a way that often feel cheap and just dumb rather than scary or witty. Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st
00. Another WolfCop (2017, 106 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Gonzo enough to be fun as long as you don't take it serious and often stumbles over some of it's attempts at humor but kinetic enough to not care; it's actively stupid cartoonish popcorn carnage. The villain is gleefully over the top enough to take emphasis off WolfCop and his lame super hero invulnerability ramping up the cheesy weirdness to a level of obnoxiously intentional 'cult.' Format: Digital [Vudu HD]. 1st
00. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ I've long been a fan of the film that gives us Zombie Jason, the plot has a lot going on and it's a fitting cap to the Tommy Jarvis trilogy. Format: Digital [Vudu HD].
00. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988, 89 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ The 'weirdest' F13 (until Jason X) jumps the shark by necessity to find a fresh way to 'explain' Voorhees featuring a more robust animated Jason. Format: Digital [Vudu HD].
00. The Others (2001, 104 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Doesn't hold up as well on repeat viewings and has some awkward elements, like photosensitive kids. Nicely atmospheric and the servant characters nail it (which is necessary because Kidman doesn't). Format: Digital [Vudu HD].

September 30 [Criterion Challenge Crossover Theme Night - starting after dusk, 7:32pm] (? hours, ? minutes watched)
01. ??? (19??, 105 minutes) ★✰ ???. Format: ???.
02. ??? (19??, 105 minutes) ★✰ ???. Format: ???.
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Continued from Part One Here




Gems: ???
Disappointments: ???
Theme = theme day items
Subset = subset film
1st = first time viewing


October ?? [??? Theme Night] (? hours, ? minutes watched)
??. ??? (19??, 105 minutes) ★✰ ???. Format: ???.

Theme Nights:
Subset Films:

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First Time Watch -

09/13/2019
01. Bad Moon,, 1996, Eric Red, Movie, Stream, US, Color,
02. Werewolf of London,, 1935, Stuart Walker, Movie, Stream, US, B&W,

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*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
purple= personal DVD
green= streaming
red= theatrical presentation
orange= borrowed or rented BD/DVD


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September 13

1. The Wolf Man - DVD
2. The Wolf Man (Audio Commentary) - DVD
3. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man - DVD

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The Past...
2006 - 170
2007 - 168
2009 - 198
2010 - 102
2011 - 163
2012 - 139
2013 - 158
2014 - 100
2015 - 96
2016 - 38
2017 - 48
2018 - 60
2019 - ???
Thanks to CHAD for the table inspiration

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15th Annual
October Horror Movie Challenge



10th year participating!


- First time viewing
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - Rating on a 1 to 10 scale


Bonus day - Friday the 13th w/Full moon
September 13th
1. The Wolf Man (1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. Werewolves on Wheels (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
3. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. House of Frankenstein (1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
5. House of Dracula (1945) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲v▲▲

September 30th

October 1st

October 2nd

October 3rd

October 4th

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Boo!

9/13
1. Friday the 13th Part IV The Final Chapter

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First Time Viewing: 2
Television:
Streaming: 2
DVD:
Blu-ray: 1


Sept. 13-Full moon + Friday the 13th Bonus Day
1. Scream of the Wolf (1974), YouTube-When Hollywood actors were on the downward arc of their careers in the 1970s, they could find work in TV-movies and anthology series like The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Peter Graves plays a professional hunter who is involved with a hunt for a lupine killer, who might be his former friend, Clint Walker.
2. Cold Ground (2017), Prime-A found footage flick set in 1976, hence the digitally added scratches and dirt to make the movie look old. The plot concerns French documentarians exploring cattle mutilations in the Swiss Alps who find themselves on the menu. This really was tedious to sit through.
3. An American Werewolf in London (1981), Blu-Nearly 40 years later this movie still packs a punch.

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My Old Lists:

2005 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 79 (First Time Viewings: 55)
2006 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 105 (FTVs: 66)
2007 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 159 (FTVs: 88)
2008 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 164 (FTVs: 89)
2009 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 135 (FTVs: 125)
2010 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 111 (FTVs: 108)
2011 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 136 (123 Movies + 24 TV Shows & 1 Short Film) (FTVs: 120)
2012 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 105 (102 Movies + 6 TV Episodes) (FTVs: 92)
2013 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 114 (111 Movies + 6 TV Episodes) (FTVs: 80)
2014 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 104 (FTVs: 45)
2015 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 118 (FTVs: 103)
2016 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 111 (FTVs: 101)
2017 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 108 (FTVs: 69)
2018 October Horror Movie Challenge List
- 106 (FTVs: 84)

Totals:

1630 Entries - 1225 First Time Viewings (75.15%)
88 repeat viewings (watched the same thing in two or more challenges)
53 TV shows & short films watched
1539 different movies watched




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Friday the 13th Bonus Day.
(1) Friday the 13th Part 1. (1980). A crazed murderous stalker gets revenge on the camp counselors working at Crystal Lake. With bonus 2008 reunion segment. 8/10
(2) The Wolf Man. (1941). A man returns home after the death of his brother. Only to have been bitten by a werewolf and turns into the Wolfman. 9/10

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total New Watches - (***)


September 13th (Bonus Day)

1. Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter (1984) - My favorite of the series. great kills, great characters. 9/10. Blu Ray
2. Friday the 13th, A New Beginning (1985) - A fun film that gets maligned because Jason is an impostor. Still great kills and great characters. 7.5/10. Blu Ray
3. Friday the 13th, Jason Lives (1986) - Another entertaining entry in the series with a number of comic moments and a great ending. 7.5/10. Blu Ray
4. Friday the 13th, The New Blood (1988) - Kane Hodder's performance raises my rating to an 8.5/10. Blu Ray.
5. Friday the 13th, Jason Takes Manhattan (1988) - Pure fun. Silly cheese. 7/10. Blu Ray

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Sep 13th (Friday)
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1.) Tremors: A Cold Day In Hell (2018) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: It felt wrong picking up a new release on DVD but for $10 for all 6 movies and I get to clear some shelf space down to a single Armani case I bit. The movie is about as poor and lowbrow as you would expect, especially if you have already seen part 5. You have Michael Gross who can act, Jamie Kenney who can kind of act and then an entire crew of seemingly amateurs and you really feel it. The effects are sub par, there is bad CG, shots where you can tell the ground has been dug up and prepped in certain areas and there are some shots where they throw a blue filter on and try to pass desert for arctic. And guys, for the love of god, stop giving Jamie Kennedy love interests. There is a modicum of enjoyment to be had here though for the long time Tremor fan, the vast majority of it being derived from Micheal Gross's performance. It was also nice that they did some plot callbacks to numbers 1, 3 & 5. And this Tremors movie stands out for being the only Tremors movie to include nudity (not counting just pictures on the wall) but unfortunately it's Michael Gross doing said nudity. It's a bad movie but with it's inclusion into the series not a terrible background watch just go in with looooow expectations.

(2 out of 5)




2.) Teen Wolf (1985) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Yes, I am one of the 5 people left who had never seen Teen Wolf. But thanks to Hamilton Books clearance sales that is a secret shame that has been qukelshed (Now I need to finally get around to watching Firestarter). Anyway, Teen Wolf is probably a movie I should have seen while I was a lot younger. It's a goofy coming of age werewolf basketball film that might be otherwise forgettable if not for lead actor Michael J. Oddly enough I have seen several Teen Wolf rip offs over the years and as a result never really had any interest in seeing the original. I was surprised how straight most of this movie was played, given the time frame I was expecting something a little more Return of The Killer Tomatoes/Return To Horror High. The beats were very in line with a typical high school movie of the era and it was a pleasant if somewhat unremarkable watch. A decent film that probably played a bit better during the werewolf explosion of the 80's.

(3 out of 5)




3.) Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) (Blu-Ray)

My Thoughts: This is my number 2 favorite entry in the franchise I have seen it many times over the years and I feel like I have talked everyones ear off about it so I will just leave you with my 2012 OHMC review of this title: "I know everyone hates this one but it was just too integral a part of my childhood not to look on with fondness. This movie and C.H.U.D. permanently set in my mind what New York was like. 'Help there is a maniac trying to kill us'... 'Welcome to New York'. 'We got to get out of here, the sewers fill up with toxic waste every night at midnight'. Ah the grimy crime ridden forbidden fruit. Also we have Jason out of his element which is almost always fun. True you can almost see the lack of budget but I just really enjoy this one."

(4 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: I think I like it. I think they will be married, they like each other. It was good. He turned out to be melt like terminator. I like Terminator 2 and this Jason movie, I think Jason X was not that good maybe.



B-1.) O'Fallon Brewery Vanilla Pumpkin Beer (Missouri)

My Thoughts: This one was actually my pick as best pumpkin beer last year but I fell off the boat with my beer reviews. I did keep some note however and I wrote the following about this beer last year (obviously after having a few) "the vanilla does sit on top . oh... I think I might like this. It's like a very diluted vanilla liquuer pumpkin pie this time. Is this even beer anymore? I love it 5/5." And I must confess a similar affection for it this year as well. It smells like an air freshener or a fancy fall candle and just has a pleasant light carbonation with that heavy caramel pumpkin vanilla flavoring. I wonder if this is just flavoring? Either way this stuff is amazing, makes me feel like a basic white chick getting a pumpkin spice Starbucks.

(5 out of 5)




4.) Another Wolfcop (2017) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)

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