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Orange Title - Denotes first-time-ever viewing

Caution: Spoilers may follow!

Last year's tally: Zero, zip, zilch - I took the year off

This year's goal: To watch just enough films to complete the Checklist; I think that I can do it in 45 films or fewer.


9/30/2021

Note: These films are not counted in my totals, as they were watched outside the actual month of October. I consider them to be a sort of pre-Challenge warm up.

XX Night of the Living Dead (1968) (Blu-ray) – I can't count the number of times that I've seen this movie; by my best estimate, I've seen it upwards of thirty times in the last 49 or so years. In 1980, when I first entered film school, all the students in one of the classes I took had to go around the room on the first night of class and tell what our favorite movie was. There were a lot of Citizen Kanes and Singin' in the Rains, but when I said that my favorite film was Night of the Living Dead, there were audible snickers. I guess that time has proven me correct, huh? Absolutely one of the top five horror films of all time.

XX Road Games (1981) (DVD) – I first saw this film years ago on HBO, right after my family first got it (illegally, by running about a million feet of antenna wire all through the house). I remembered very few things about it, so this was almost like a first-time view. It's an okay thriller, with a good performance by Stacy Keach and some nice directorial touches by Richard Franklin, but it does have some pacing problems and some weird logic gaps in the plot. It's not a bad film, but it's not a forgotten classic, either.


10/1/2021

1. Slither (2006) (Streaming--Amazon Prime) - Fun movie about alien slug things that take over the inhabitants of a small town. Gregg Henry as the supremely foul-mouthed mayor makes the movie for me; does he have any lines that wouldn’t automatically make this an R-rated film? Nathan Fillion and Michael Rooker are a lot of fun, too, and that song by the Yayhoos on the soundtrack is eight kinds of awesome.

2. Target Earth (1954) (DVD) - Robots from Venus have overtaken a large city and only a handful of survivors are left to survive. Meanwhile, the army captures a fallen robot and tries to figure out how to defeat the alien army. What should be a fun sci-fi film starts off strong, but once the military guys show up, the pace slows to a crawl. Still, it’s a black-and-white science fiction film from the 1950s with Whit Bissell as a scientist, so it’s not ALL bad.


10/2/2021

3. Silent Madness (1984) (Blu-ray 3D) – I’m finding that I’ve developed quite a fondness for off-brand slasher flicks from the early ‘80s. At the time, if a slasher film wasn’t part of an established franchise (such as the Friday the 13th or Halloween films) or from a major studio (Happy Birthday to Me, My Bloody Valentine, etc.), I tended to avoid it because I mistakenly believed all non-Hollywood product to be crappy knock-offs of the good stuff. Obviously, I was wrong in my estimation. A couple of cases in point: Sleepaway Camp and Silent Madness. I’ll freely admit that I don’t find either of them scary in the least, but they both have a certain naďve charm that seems to be missing from the flashier studio product. The things that I loved about Silent Madness: its choice of an older-than-usual final girl; its amazing use of depth in the 3D version; an unhinged Viveca Lindfors (which is, obviously, the best kind) and a cussin’ Sydney Lassick; and some very nice cinematography that looks appropriately fall-like. I wasn’t sure at first if I was going to like the film, but once the action shifted from the dreary hospital corridors, I kinda fell in love with it a little. If you’re a Sleepaway Camp fan like me, you’ll recognize two of the stars of that film in Silent Madness pretty easily. I’m glad that I bought the 3D Vinegar Syndrome disc for this year’s Challenge; I foresee spending a lot of time with it.

4. Frightmare (1974) (DVD) - In the ‘50s, a couple who’ve committed some murders and cannibalized their victims get sent to an asylum, where they stay for fifteen years or so before being released...because they’re cured, you see. Of course, they’re NOT cured, or we wouldn’t have much of a movie, now would we? This Pete Walker film is listed as being a comedy on IMDB, but I didn’t see anything overtly comedic about the film. It’s got that wonderful feel that only British horror films made in the early ‘70s have, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.


10/3/2021

5. The Severed Arm (1973) (Streaming--Google Drive) - I’ve heard good things about this film from friends of mine over the years, so I was fairly excited to finally get around to watching it. I found it to be tough going, however, with unlikable characters, an easy-to-guess “twist,” and the most horrendous electronic musical score I’ve ever heard. The worst sin that the film committed was the cardinal sin of film-making: it was boring. I’m definitely in the “not a fan” camp on this one.


10/4/2021

6. A Bay of Blood (1971) (Streaming--Shudder) - I remember enjoying this the first time that I watched it, years ago on VHS (and under the much less socially-redeeming title Twitch of the Death Nerve). I didn’t like it quite as much this time out, mainly because I was more focused on the plot than the gore, and I found the story to be somewhat confusing. Still, it’s a Mario Bava film, so it gets the benefit of the doubt. Obviously the template for Friday the 13th Part 2, some of A Bay of Blood’s set-pieces are still quite shocking. The score by Stelvio Cipriani is quite nice.

7. Octaman (1971) (Blu-ray) – I watched this for the OHMC during my first year of participation, when it was a subset film back in 2010. I remembered absolutely nothing from that viewing this time around. Here’s what I wrote about it eleven years ago, since it still holds true for me: “If I had seen this when it was first released (and I was nine years old), this would probably be one of my favorites. As it stands, however, I saw this stinker for the first time tonight. One of the rules for a successful horror movie is that you don't show your monster too soon or too often, as everything that follows that first reveal is anticlimactic. Harry Essex, the writer, producer, and director of Octaman, had apparently not heard of that dictum at the time he shot this film, as the creature is revealed during the main credits. Essex then goes on to keep the monster on the screen in full view for at least half of the film's running time. I can only guess that he either loved the Octaman suit a whole lot, or he wanted to get his money's worth of monster suit up on the screen...or both. No matter his reasons, the Octaman is indeed on display throughout the entire film, and to make REALLY sure that we see the suit, Essex shoots the majority of the monster scenes IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. So, while the nine-year-old still inside me was pleased with the sheer amount of monster footage in the film, the adult in me ached for a little restraint, a little mystery.”

8. The Spiral Staircase (1946) (Streaming--Google Drive) - I’m surprised that I’ve never seen this wonderfully moody film before. It features a great cast (including Kent Smith from Cat People and Elsa Lanchester, the Bride of Frankenstein herself), sumptuous sets, and an air of real menace. The first closeup of the eye of the murderer reminded me a whole lot of a similar shot in Black Christmas, filmed nearly 30 years later. I really, really liked this one.


10/5/2021

9. Witchfinder General (1968) (Blu-ray) – Originally released in the U.S. as The Conqueror Worm, this film about real-life witch hunter Matthew Hopkins features Vincent Price in his least-hammy performance. The acting, cinematography, and soundtrack are all uniformly good, and the film ends a lot better than I expected it to. I don’t generally like period pieces, so I avoided this one for decades. I’m glad that the Challenge forced me to finally watch it.

10. Mark of the Devil (1970) (Blu-ray) – When Udo Kier plays the character who’s the conscience of the movie, you know you’re in for a rocky ride. Mark of the Devil is kind of like Witchfinder General’s chain-smoking, Euro-trash cousin—disreputable, sure, but fun in a dangerous sort of way. I don’t know that I’d necessarily call it a good movie, but it is effective, and Reggie Nalder makes an impressive villain. I found that the film got better as it went along. The ending is surprisingly (to me, anyway) pessimistic. My favorite line: “Torture him harder!”


10/6/2021

11. Cutting Class (1989) (Streaming--Google Drive) - A scantily-clad teenage girl, tugging her sleep shirt down to cover her underwear, sneaks out her front door and into her driveway, hoping not to be seen by her neighbors as she picks up the morning newspaper. As she turns to go back into the house, she’s intercepted by her father, who’s about to leave to go duck hunting for a week. After his somewhat odd admonitions to do her homework, not let boys in the house, and not cut class, he leaves, and she tosses the newspaper that she had just snuck out to get into the trash without reading it. It was at this exact point that I knew that this film was going to infuriate me, and it did so spectacularly. I hated this film quite a bit because it’s obvious that the people who made it had utter disdain for its intended audience. If Jill Schoelen weren’t in it, I wouldn’t have made it all the way through it, but I was a big fan of hers back in the late ‘80s, so her involvement kept me watching until the stupid, stupid end. I probably lost a couple dozen IQ points just by being in the same room where this dreck was playing. The director’s only other brush with directing was as second-unit director on Exorcist II: The Heretic, which is just as bad as this film. Subpar in almost every way.


10/7/2021

12. Carrie (1976) (Blu-ray) – I can’t heap enough superlatives on Brian DePalma’s version of Carrie to do it justice. I saw it for the first time in a theatrical re-release that occurred after the film was nominated for two Oscars (for Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie’s performances), and it absolutely terrified me. (It apparently also terrified a guy sitting a few rows in front of me, who leapt up after the “gotcha” shot and loudly proclaimed to his girlfriend that he was never going to let her drag him to another one of these horror films again. His exact description of the films in question was decidedly more…colorful.) After that first viewing, my terror was replaced with awe. DePalma, using practically every film-making trick in the book (fast motion, slow motion, split diopters, split screens, etc.), pulled out all the stops on this one, giving it an almost operatic grandiosity. It’s Spacek’s performance, however, that places the film in the pantheon of great horror films. All of its performances are spot-on, but it’s Spacek who makes Carrie truly the most heartbreaking of all horror films.

13. Carrie (2013) (Blu-ray) – This needless remake of the Brian DePalma classic updates Stephen King’s story to the cellphone age and picks up a minor subplot from the book that was left out of the earlier film, but it remains the lesser of the two films. While Sissy Spacek was able to effect a believable ugly duckling-to-swan transformation, Chloe Grace Moritz just can’t pull it off—the only real difference between her everyday look as Carrie and her dressed up-for-prom version of Carrie is that her hair has been fixed a little. And while I’m a big fan of Julianne Moore, she just doesn’t register as Margaret White, especially when her performance is compared to that of Piper Laurie. It’s certainly not a bad film per se, and I can see it appealing perhaps a bit more to today’s teenagers than the older version might, but if you’re already a fan of the original film version, I doubt that you’ll prefer it to DePalma’s film.


10/8/2021

14. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) (Streaming--Google Drive) - What hath A Nightmare on Elm Street wrought? I have to be honest--I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a film quite as nonsensical as Slumber Party Massacre II. Generally, I tend to hate films like this one that don’t resolve themselves, but since this one started out wacka-wacka and only got worse from there, I have to give it credit for sticking to its convictions. Of course, a large part of its narrative was influenced by the “is it a dream, or is it real?” trope that Wes Craven’s film popularized, and perhaps the gonzo nature of Slumber Party Massacre II’s narrative was caused in part by some pre-release cutting (at the time that it was released through Roger Corman’s Concorde Pictures, Corman was pretty adamant that all except the biggest films had to be sent out on four reels AT MOST to save on print and shipping costs, which kept the majority of the company’s releases to a run time of eighty minutes or less), but those two things don’t begin to cover any of the other bizarro things going on in the film, like the killer who sings rockabilly and kills people by using a guitar with a ginormous working drill bit poking out of the end of the neck. No, with this film, we’re in rarefied air indeed, and, since that’s the case, normal criticisms aren’t valid. Give it a watch; see what YOU think.

15. Friday the 13th Part III (1982) (Blu-ray 3D) – Released on the same day as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Friday the 13th Part III was the most successful of the first eight, Paramount-owned Friday the 13th films. It set the template for the remaining films in the series, with a hockey mask-clad Jason, the unstoppable murder machine, killing teenagers in ever more inventive ways. This one definitely had its share of creative gore, including three instances of eye trauma and a character split down the middle vertically with a machete. When seen in its flat, 2D form, it’s merely serviceable as entertainment, but in its 3D form, it plays like gangbusters. Yeah, I was in the theater opening weekend, and the buzz that went up from the audience when the titles came on and cascaded down to what looked like inches from everyone’s faces was electric. If you’re a 3D buff, grab the pricey Scream Factory set while you still can, because it’s currently the only way to see the film as it was intended to be seen. If you’re less picky about your 3D, or don’t have a polarized 3D setup, the cheapo Paramount anaglyph Blu-ray (or DVD) that uses the red/blue cardboard glasses ought to do you. Either way you go, however, this film was designed for 3D, and that’s the only way that it should be seen.


10/9/2021

16. Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989) (Streaming--Google Drive) - Some annoying teens find a secret underground crypt while robbing graves, and they inadvertently resurrect an ancient Satanist by pulling out the axe that’s found buried in his chest. Most of them get killed by the ungrateful revenant. This film steals ideas from EVERYWHERE; it’s really, really dumb, but I can’t say that it was boring.

17. Schramm (1993) (DVD) - An unlikable killer falls off a stepladder while painting his apartment (to try to cover up some blood stains from his murder of some door-to-door proselytizers) and we’re privy to his thoughts as he lies dying. Most of them have to do with his prostitute neighbor and leg, eye, and genital trauma. It’s not a fun watch, but it’s thankfully short.


10/10/2021

18. Battle Royale (Special version) (2001) (Blu-ray) – It’s hard to even fathom these days what a ruckus this film caused when it was released at the turn of the millennium. At the time, it was one of the most violent films ever made, and all of the violence involved 15-year-olds. I think that the film is a masterpiece, and what makes it so is the care the filmmakers took in world building. I don’t know how faithful an adaptation of the novel the film is (because it’s a hugely thick book), but I’m impressed that director Kenji Fukasaku was able to not only have the skill to allow the audience to be able to differentiate all of the characters in the exceedingly large cast from one another, but also to have us care so much about some of the characters via the use of flashbacks to fill out their backstories. I don’t know what was in the water in Japan from roughly 1997-2003, but there were a ton of amazing movies made during that time, and Battle Royale is near the top of the heap.

19. 2LDK (2003) (DVD) - Two roommates, both actresses and up for the same part, let the minor irritations of sharing an apartment become a major problem while waiting for the phone call that will tell them which of the two of them gets the role. The first half of this 70-minute film builds tension with each of the women getting more and more angry with the other, until, at around the halfway point in the film, the simmering aggressions stop simmering and come to a full boil. The rest of the film has them beating the ever-living crap out of each other until the blood-soaked finale. It’s a strange film, but the two actresses sell the scenario well, and I found myself enjoying the mayhem. It’s sort of like a live-action version of the old Mad Magazine “Spy vs. Spy” cartoons—if you liked those, you’ll probably like this movie. The title is newspaper real estate listing shorthand for “2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen.”


10/11/2021

20. The Mortuary Collection (2019) (Streaming--Shudder) - Maybe it has something to do with the stomach flu that I developed yesterday (that’s continued into today), but The Mortuary Collection bored me silly. In it, a young woman shows up at a mortuary, ostensibly to apply for a position that was advertised on the sign outside. But first, she must listen to some creepy tales told by the mortician (played by Clancy Brown, doing his best Angus Scrimm/Tall Man imitation). And, since this is an anthology film, we get to see the tales come to life. None of the four tales are particularly involving or even scary, but all of them together sure make it seem that writer/producer/director Ryan Spindell has a fear of women. Maybe I’m reading too much into this trifle, but then again, there wasn’t a whole lot to keep my attention in the tales themselves. To give credit where credit is due, the film looked great, even if it did deliberately mix a whole lot of things from different decades together in an attempt to give it a timeless quality. It didn’t work, but I appreciate the effort anyway.


10/12/2021

21. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) (DVD) – Strictly by-the-numbers horror film rips off several horror films all at once, most notably Carrie and A Nightmare on Elm Street (yet again). Mary Lou Maloney, Hamilton High’s newly-crowned 1957 Prom Queen and resident slut, gets accidentally burned to death when her cuckolded boyfriend drops a stink bomb on her (and, no, that’s not a euphemism) and catches her dress on fire. Thirty years later, the cuckolded boyfriend is now the principal of Hamilton High, and the guy Mary Lou was cheating on him with is the town priest, because life’s neat like that. The principal’s son is dating Vicki, whose mother makes Carrie White’s mom…still look crazy, but not all that much more crazy. Anyway, from what I can gather, Mary Lou’s spirit is trapped in a trunk in the drama department’s prop room, because why not? Vicki, scrounging around for a dress to wear to prom because her mom won’t let her buy a new one, opens the trunk, and Mary Lou’s spirit possesses her and does a lot of naughty things. Then Mary Lou’s spirit gets sent back to her grave, because it sets up a convenient “twist” ending. The guy that wrote this now writes and directs Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, because sometimes life IS neat like that. I forthwith call for a moratorium on naming characters after famous horror film directors; it annoyed me in Final Destination, and it annoys me even more here. By my count, they name-dropped TEN horror directors, and that’s just annoying as shit. Stop it already.


10/13/2021

22. Curse of the Demon (a.k.a. Night of the Demon) (1957) (DVD) - I watched the full-length, unedited 95-minute British version of Curse of the Demon, and it scratched my autumn itch. In it, Dana Andrews goes to Britain for a parapsychology conference and gets caught up in an investigation of a devil worship cult. It’s a moody, gorgeously-photographed film that manages to build up a wonderful feeling of dread. I’m really, really surprised that it’s taken me this long to get around to watching it in its entirety; I’ve seen all the monster scenes in it before, but this was my first time to watch the film all the way through, and it was every bit the classic that I’d always heard that it was.


10/14/2021

23. In Search of Darkness (2019) (Streaming--Shudder) - Astoundingly long documentary about horror films of the ‘80s, which is probably my next-to-least favorite decade for horror movies. It takes a mostly year-by-year approach to covering the decade (with other topics thrown in between most of the years, like a section devoted to special effects, one about final girls, etc.), but the talking heads mostly gab about the films that have been discussed to death throughout the years. While this is okay, I guess, it hurts a little to see posters for films that are never talked about used prominently (like Beyond Evil and Scarecrows), while we have to listen to yet more “experts” expound on the virtues of films like Re-Animator and Pet Sematary. Most of the folks interviewed are interesting to hear from (and I was amazed at how good Caroline Williams looks these days), but I’m not a fan of James A. Janisse’s game-show host delivery. Overall, the documentary seemed to get most of its facts straight (although there was a poster for Vincent Price’s Madhouse from 1974 placed pretty prominently in the layout of 1983 posters), but it’s probably best viewed either in small chunks or as background noise if you’re cooking or cleaning.


10/15/2021

24. Cure (1997) (DVD) - Apparently, I am not on the same wavelength as Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the director of Cure. Because I’d heard that it was one of the scariest films ever, I’ve tried to watch his film Kairo (also known as Pulse) three times now, and each viewing has left me more puzzled than the last. While I’m happy to report that Cure wasn’t nearly as perplexing to me as Kairo, I still don’t think that I “got” it. In it, murders are being committed by various, seemingly unconnected people, with all the victims bearing X-shaped wounds on their necks, positioned so that both of their carotid arteries are cut. The detective on the case eventually figures out who’s behind the killings, but that only opens up more mysteries. I will admit that the last shot of the film before the end credits had me chuckling with nervous laughter through the first thirty seconds or so of the cast roll.


10/16/2021

25. Tower of Evil (1972) (Streaming--Google Drive) - I really quite enjoyed Tower of Evil; it’s a British film made in the early ‘70s set in an isolated spot, with plenty of violence and nudity. What’s not to love? The film takes place on Snape Island, a tiny, isolated island off the coast of England where a lot of people end up dead. The plot has a lot of twists and turns, but my biggest takeaways from the film were the poor American accents by the film’s younger cast members and the far-out fashions. It’s definitely worth a look on a slow afternoon.

26. Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967) (DVD) – Watching this film is becoming an annual October tradition for me. It’s really, really dumb, but I saw it as a kid (in the theater, no less!), and I’ve had a soft spot for it ever since. It’s kind of like what would happen if you threw a PRC programmer, a James Bond knock-off film, a Hee Haw episode, and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken into a blender and hit “puree.” If you’re a fan of ‘60s country music, you might enjoy this a lot more than most people, since it features Merle Haggard, Sonny James, Ferlin Husky, and others singing songs you’ve probably never heard before. It also features Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, and Lon Chaney, Jr. as three-quarters of a spy ring. I’ve got a 35mm theatrical print of this film slowly disintegrating in my garage.


10/17/2021

27. Fade to Black (1980) (DVD) – To say that Eric Binford is movie-obsessed is like saying the Grand Canyon is a hole in the ground. No, he’s beyond obsessed, and it shows in his day-to-day dealings with everyone whom he comes into contact with on a daily basis, from his wheelbound-chair aunt with whom he lives to the bullies, including his boss, at his job at a film exchange. Eventually, after he’s stood up for a date by a Marilyn Monroe lookalike and then turned down by a prostitute in the same night, he snaps and starts killing people while costumed as some of his favorite movie characters. Being an obsessive film nut myself, I thought that I would be able to relate to the character of Binford (who’s played by Dennis Christopher), but the character is so socially inept and maladjusted even before he goes off the deep end into madness that I couldn’t work up much sympathy for him. It seems like writer/director Vernon Zimmerman wanted to eat his cake and have it, too—he wants us to feel sorry for Binford and cheer when he gives his enemies their comeuppance, but between the poor writing for the character and Christopher’s weaselly performance, I found it hard to work up any feeling for Binford (and the film itself, for that matter) except one of contempt.


10/18/2021

28. Planet Terror (2007) (DVD) – This feature was created to be part of Grindhouse, the instant double-feature that directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino made as an homage to the type of films that used to play at inner-city movie theaters and drive-ins forty-plus years ago. Rodriguez directed this (which, in the theatrical Grindhouse cut, played before Tarantino’s Death Proof), a wild amalgam of pretty much every horror, sci-fi, and action movie of the ‘70s and early ‘80s. Tonight was my first time to see the film as a standalone entity, which is the way that the two films that made up Grindhouse were released in the rest of the world. Both films were also cut by about twenty minutes each to make the Grindhouse double-feature theatrically viable (yet it still ran over three hours), so this was also my first time to see the full-length cut of the film. I think that I enjoyed it more this time than the two times I’ve previously seen it as part of Grindhouse. I can’t really put my finger on why I liked it more this time around, but knowing that there wasn’t another 90 minutes of movie after it probably helped a great deal. It’s gory, trashy fun, impossible to take seriously, so just buckle up for safety and surrender to the mayhem. Director Rodriguez also did the seriously groovy fuzz guitar-based score.

29. The Black Cat (1934) (DVD) – Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi star together for the first time in this in-name-only adaptation of one of Poe’s most famous short stories. The plot is overly complicated, especially when you consider that the film runs just a little over an hour, but it’s not the plot that matters so much as the interplay between the two horror greats. It’s kind of odd to see Lugosi as the good guy for a change, but he’s able to elicit quite a bit of audience sympathy. Karloff is appropriately menacing, but the real star of the film is the set design, which is atypical of the films of the period and quite stunning. My favorite line, spoken by Lugosi after another character says that there’s a lot of supernatural baloney going on: “Supernatural? Perhaps. Baloney? Perhaps not.”


10/19/2021

30. The Ninth Gate (1999) (Blu-ray) – Roman Polanski’s film version of Arturo Perez-Reverte’s novel El Club Dumas puts him squarely back into the territory of modern Satanism that he mined so successfully with Rosemary’s Baby back in the 1960s. In this one, Johnny Depp plays a rare book dealer who’s hired by a super-wealthy guy (Frank Langella) to compare his copy of a super-rare book (that reported was co-written by the devil himself) to the other two extant copies of the same book to see if his is a forgery. To do this, the book dealer has to travel to Portugal and France, and what he finds there is one big Satanic mystery. I enjoyed this film thoroughly; the film looks gorgeous, the mystery is intriguing, and Polanski doesn’t seem to have lost any of his filmmaking prowess in the thirty years that passed between Rosemary’s Baby and this film.

31. The Survivor (1981) (DVD) - This muddled, ineffectual adaptation of James Herbert’s novel of the same name about the lone survivor of a plane crash was directed by actor David Hemmings and has a great cast (including Robert Powell from The Asphyx, Jenny Agutter from An American Werewolf in London, and Joseph Cotten from Citizen Kane and Baron Blood). It just doesn’t work, however. I suppose that the ending was surprising when the film first came out, but a whole lot of films have had similar endings in the intervening 40 years, and it doesn’t pack the wallop that it should. The novel, however, scared me a lot when I read it back in high school. I suggest checking it out instead of watching this film.


10/20/2021

32. Daughters of Darkness (1971) (DVD) - A young, newly-married couple are the only guests at a huge hotel in Belgium until a vampiric countess and her “secretary” show up. Things go downhill rapidly. This is yet another film based on the legend of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who, for some inexplicable reason, became the subject of several movies in the early ‘70s. (Others of note are Countess Dracula, The Legend of Blood Castle, and one segment of Immoral Tales.) It also was one of even more films of the time to feature lesbian vampires, a sub-genre which Hammer’s The Vampire Lovers jump-started. By my count, Daughters of Darkness was one of at least seven lesbian vampire films released in 1971 alone. It stars Delphine Seyrig, who was a staple in art-house French cinema at the time, and John Karlen, just off his stint on Dark Shadows. I still haven’t decided whether I like it or not. I certainly liked aspects of it, but there were also things about it (most particularly John Karlen’s character and his mother) that just didn’t work for me at all. I’ll have to revisit it in the future to see if I like it any better, but for now, it’s not a favorite.


10/21/2021

33. The Collector (2009) (Blu-ray / Streaming--Amazon Prime) – (NOTE: I started watching this film via the Blu-ray that I bought a few weeks ago in anticipation of the Challenge...and it crapped out on me about halfway through, which necessitated my switch to Amazon Prime to finish watching it.) An ex-con safecracker goes to a house in the middle of nowhere late one night to steal a big honkin’ uncut gem from a wall safe. Once he gets there, he realizes that another criminal is already on the premises, and the other criminal isn’t a very nice guy. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen any other film that was as tense, squirm-inducing, and completely implausible as this film. Any time during the film that I felt myself tensing up, I would think about how patently stupid the set-up was, and it would take me right out of the film. I don’t want to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the film, but ask yourself when you watch it how it’s even remotely plausible that “The Collector” could set up the house the way that he did without a massive moving van and several days’ worth of intense labor. I guess it’s possible that he DID have time and resources to do what he did, but if he did, then the director did a poor job of letting the audience in on the time sequence of the film. Don’t misunderstand—I didn’t hate The Collector, but due to my problems with the film’s logic, I really can only recommend it for those who won’t think about it too much. Also, did anyone else notice that this film, today’s subset film, didn’t fit the theme day?

34. The Creeping Flesh (1973) (Blu-ray) – Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee star in this misfire with enough plot for three or four films. In the late 1800s, Cushing brings back a particularly-big humanoid skeleton from New Guinea to his home in England, where his daughter waits. He’s protected her all her life from knowing that her mother, a former dancer in the Folies Bergčre, had been committed to the asylum run by his half-brother (Lee), who’s doing unethical research involving electroshock therapy and other nasty practices on his patients, one of whom has escaped and is terrorizing the countryside. Got that? Good, because it gets deeper. Cushing finds out while cleaning the skeleton that water causes it to grow flesh back on the bones, so he allows only a finger to grow flesh before he amputates it and starts experimenting on it. He discovers that the blood of the “creeping flesh” isn’t made up of platelets like human blood; it’s made up of these spidery-looking cells that, because of his handy books on the folklore of New Guinea, he discovers are cells of pure evil. Since he now knows that evil has a physical makeup, he makes a serum that he believes can be used to vaccinate people and keep evil away from them. He tries it out on a blood sample on a microscope slide and, sensing victory, inoculates both a monkey in his lab and his daughter, because apparently that’s how scientists 125 years ago rolled. And then things get crazy. I rented this when it first hit VHS almost forty years ago, and I was hugely disappointed in it, after seeing stills from the film in various books and magazines. This is the first time I’ve seen it since, and I think that the film’s a complete mess. Cushing gives it the ol’ college try, and Lee is suitably menacing as the main villain (you can tell he’s the villain by his dark goatee), but the movie just doesn’t hang together, and there’s no real creature action until the last fifteen minutes or so. I think that all Cushing and Lee fans will want to see this once, but I also feel that once will be enough for the majority of them.


10/22/2021

35.


Theme Nights
Spoiler:

--- 10/xx: Wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2021)
-X- 9/30: Indie/Arthouse Crossover - Road Games (1981)
-X- 10/01: SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear - Slither (2006)
-X- 10/02: Slashers / Serial Killers - Silent Madness (1984)
-X- 10/03: Subterranean Horror - The Severed Arm (1973)
-X- 10/04: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff IX - 1921 (Platinum) Vs. 1946 (Diamond) Vs. 1971 (Gold) Vs. 1996 (Silver) - A Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- 10/05: Elvira's Movie Macabre 40th Anniversary - Witchfinder General (1968)
-X- 10/06: School's Out ...Forever! - Cutting Class (1989)
-X- 10/07: Ladies Who Kill - Carrie (1976)
-X- 10/08: Joe Bob Says Check it Out! - Hosted Films / Book Reviewed Films - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
-X- 10/09: The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas)(1989)
-X- 10/10: The Asian Buffet of Terrors - Battle Royale (Special version) (2001)
-X- 10/11: Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
-X- 10/12: In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels & Trilogies - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
-X- 10/13: Skeptical Inquirer - Curse of the Demon (1957)
-X- 10/14: Horror Documentaries / Film Historian Approved - In Search of Darkness (2019)
-X- 10/15: The Letterboxd Top 250 - Cure (1997)
-X- 10/16: 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: VCI/United + Video Stores - Tower of Evil (1972)
-X- 10/17: Theaters of Blood - Fade to Black (1980)
-X- 10/18: Zombies - Planet Terror (2007)
-X- 10/19: Mystery Horror Films - The Ninth Gate (1999)
-X- 10/20: Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Daughters of Darkness (1971)
-X- 10/21: Hooded / Cloaked Figures - The Collector (2009)
--- 10/22: Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
--- 10/23: The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial -
--- 10/24: The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: One-Word Titles -
--- 10/26: Suburban Horror -
--- 10/27: The Four Seasons of Death -
--- 10/28: Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/29: All the Colors of Giallo -
--- 10/30: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell -
--- 10/31: Halloween / Samhain –
--- 11/01: Horror Comedies Crossover -

31 Films Subset
Spoiler:

--- 10/xx: Wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2021)
-X- 09/30: group vote - Road Games (1981)
-X- 10/01: SterlingBen - Slither (2006)
-X- 10/02: clckorang - Silent Madness (1984)
-X- 10/03: Toddarino - The Severed Arm (1973)
-X- 10/04: MysterioMan007 - The Spiral Staircase (1946) / A Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- 10/05: Gobear - Witchfinder General (1968)
-X- 10/06: hbsvb - Cutting Class (1989)
-X- 10/07: rbrown498 - Carrie (1976)
-X- 10/08: Fist of Doom Jr - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
-X- 10/09: Chad - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989)
-X- 10/10: jholmes - Battle Royale (2000)
-X- 10/11: tarfrimmer - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
-X- 10/12: mallratcal - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
-X- 10/13: WillieMLF - Curse of the Demon (1957)
-X- 10/14: Darkgod - In Search of Darkness (2019)
-X- 10/15: Cure - ororama (1997)
-X- 10/16: DaveyJoe - Tower of Evil (1972)
-X- 10/17: alyxstarr - Fade to Black (1980)
-X- 10/18: Trevor - Planet Terror (2007)
-X- 10/19: shellebelle - The Ninth Gate (1999)
-X- 10/20: Undeadcow - Daughters of Darkness (1971)
-X- 10/21: indiephantom - The Collector (2009)
--- 10/22: TheBigDave - The Empty Man (2020)
--- 10/23: jacob_b - Freaky (2020)
--- 10/24: Bladz - Triangle (2009)
--- 10/25: Numbercrunch - Possessor (2020)
--- 10/26: T-bone22 - The Gate (1987)
--- 10/27: Shack - The Untold Story (1993)
--- 10/28: pacaway - Body Bags (1993)
--- 10/29: Voorheeshulk - Opera (1987)
--- 10/30: Darth Maher - Evil Dead II (1987)
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Halloween Kills (2021)
--- 11/01: group vote - Slaxx (2020)

The Checklist
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
-X- Jenny Agutter - The Survivor (1981)
--- Arielle Brachfield -
-X- Clancy Brown - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
--- Chuck Connors -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Creeping Flesh (1973)
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- Udo Kier - Mark of the Devil (1970)
-X- Christopher Lee - The Creeping Flesh (1973)
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Black Cat (1934)
--- Lynn Lowry -
--- Virginia Madsen -
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
-X- P.J. Soles - Carrie (1976)
--- Tony Todd -
--- Recently Deceased (insert actor) -

Select 5 directors:
-X- Freddie Francis - The Creeping Flesh (1973)
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
-X- Steve Miner - Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
--- Jean Rollin -
-X- Pete Walker - Frightmare (1974)
--- James Wan -
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 - Carrie (2013) (Kimberly Peirce)
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Pino Donaggio - Carrie (1976)
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
-X- Rick Baker - Octaman (1971)
--- Joe Blasco -
-X- KNB EFX Group - Planet Terror (2007)
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
--- Jason Blum -
-X- Herman Cohen - Target Earth (1954)
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
--- Christopher Landon -
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Curt Siodmak -
-X- Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Cure (1997)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Silent Madness (1984)
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films -
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - Battle Royale (Special version)(2001)
-X- Candy Cinema, 2 - Carrie (1976)
-X- Cannibalism - Frightmare (1974)
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
-X- Death by: Electrocution - Carrie (1976)
-X- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2 - The Ninth Gate (1999)
--- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber -
-X- Documentary - In Search of Darkness (2019)
--- Dream Horror -
--- Drunk Horror -
-X- Euro Horror - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
--- Firearms -
-X- Flashback - Silent Madness (1984)
--- Fog, 2 -
-X- Folk Horror - Mark of the Devil (1970)
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
-X- J-Horror - Cure (1997)
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Mad Scientist - Planet Terror (2007)
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)
-X- Name In Title - Carrie (2013)
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
--- Psychological -
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
-X- Shot in Bronson Canyon - Octaman (1971)
--- Shudder Original / Exclusive -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Silent Madness (1984)
-X- Slow Motion - Carrie (1976)
--- Split Personality -
--- Suicide -
-X- Takes Place in a Crypt - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas)(1989)
-X- Takes Place in a High School - Carrie (1976)
-X- Takes Place in a Library - Carrie (2013)
--- Takes Place on a Mountain -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-X- Title Spoken By Character, 2 - Carrie (1976)
--- Trailer Compilation -
-X- Travelogue - Daughters of Darkness (1971)
-X- Vampire - Daughters of Darkness (1971)
-X- Voyeurism - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967) (Basil Rathbone, John Carradine, and Lon Chaney, Jr.)
-X- Zombie - Planet Terror (2007)

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1921 (100th) -
-X- 1946 (75th) - The Spiral Staircase (1946)
--- 1971 (50th) -
--- 1996 (25th) –

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre -
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
-X- Killed during sex - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- New House, New Problems, 2 -
--- No cell phone service -
--- Making dumb decisions -
--- The creepy gas station attendant -
--- The evil doll that comes to life -
--- The mirror scare -
--- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-X- PG - The Creeping Flesh
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - Silent Madness
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
-X- 1930 - The Black Cat (1934)
-X- 1940 - The Spiral Staircase (1946)
-X- 1950 - Target Earth (1954)
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Frightmare (1974)
-X- 1980 - Silent Madness (1984)
-X- 1990 - Cure (1997)
-X- 2000 - Slither (2006)
-X- 2010 - Carrie (2013)
--- 2020 -

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
--- Recently deceased list -

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video, 2 -
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
-X- 16mm - Schramm (1993)

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982)
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
--- The Carrier (1988)
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
--- Frankenhooker (1990)
--- Hobgoblins (1988)
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981)
--- Killer Condom (1996)
--- The Killer Tongue (1996)
-X- Octaman (1971)
--- Microwave Massacre (1983)
--- Shakma (1990)
--- Spookies (1986)

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
-X- Original - Carrie (1976)
-X- Remake - Carrie (2013)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, (Streaming), (Slither [2006]).
-X- Second format, (DVD), (Target Earth [1954]).
-X- Third format, (Blu-ray 3D), (Silent Madness [1984]).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, (Spanish), (Grave Robbers [1989])
-X- Second language, (German), (Schramm [1993])
-X- Third language, (Japanese), (Battle Royale: Special version
[2001])

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
-X- Film #1 - Witchfinder General (1968)
-X- Film #2 - Mark of the Devil (1970)

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
--- Features a character waking up from a nightmare -
-X- Was made in the 1990s - The Ninth Gate (1999)
--- Features a LGBT character -
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
-X- Features a severed head - Tower of Evil (1972)
--- Has a scene in a nightclub -
-X- Was shot in Mexico - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas)(1989)
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
-X- Features a funeral scene - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
--- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of -

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

--- Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - 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 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***



Sep 30th
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1.) Vampyr (1932) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Ah, nothing like a near silent black and white expressionistic German film to really clear out the living room. Vampyr is pretty light on the vampires and mostly follows a man down the rabbit whole into... death? I mean I think I got everything but I am sure there is a deeper meaning here I am missing. And along those lines how do I even rate a movie like this? Pretentious high score, or didn't get it low score? It's a lose lose situation. Thinking objectively this movie came out at roughly the same time as Frankenstein, it tends to rely more on bizarre imagery and on screen reading than a movie probably should, even one from 1932. But then again it is a super early foreign film... I don't know. Most people will find this movie fairly bland and even appreciating it's historical significance and early special effects I did too. Anyway off to the commentary to see why I am a classless lughead.

(3 out of 5)





2.) Commentary For Vampyr (1932) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: While I may have bemoaned the limited genre choices available in the Criterion Crossover here the last few years, I gotta admit they do give good commentary. Wonderful stuffy Englishman giving a very deep track here and yes filling me in on a lot of what I didn't connect the dots on in my first viewing. Just the sort of thing you want to listen to with a glass of fine brandy and infrequently concur with an 'indubitably'. Here's a fancy excerpt: "By this point I think that Dreyer has pretty successfully completely undermined the notion that this needs to be seen either as a subjective dream or as an objective fantastic reality. It is inescapably both together".

(4 out of 5)





B-1.) Iron Monk: Oktoberfest (Oklahoma)

My Thoughts: Crisp almost apple-y scent... yeah I do think this local brew snuck in a bit of fruit somewhere. A very lightly carbonated Marzen style ale that hits with a deepening burnt caramel on the sides of your tongue that intensifies as you get that was of light wheat flavor. Pretty good start! Over the years Iron Monk has kind of hit all over the place with their Oktoberfest offering but they seem to have a good recipe down now. Glad I got this one in a 6-pack.

(4 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Smells like chemically but taste amazing... mild but also taste like apple cider.





3.) Road Games (1981) (DVD)

My Thoughts: Stacy Keach doing Rear Window in a big rig driving across the Australian outback. Having seen several terrible trucker movies recently this one really shines as an outstanding example of that sub sub genre. Jamie Lee Curtis is at her Scream Queen height and there is a dog! What more could you want? This one is an old favorite of mine and one of my best blind buys ever. Glad that it was picked as a subset as it game me an excuse to dust it off for the first time in nearly a decade. I see a lot of other poster are watching the new Scream Factory blu but I am still rocking my old Anchor Bay release. One interesting thing I noticed was the Anchor Bay version has the rating listed as Not Rated instead of PG where it is listed as everywhere else. My guess is that they didn't want to put PG on the box thinking it might hurt sales of a genre title. And who knows maybe 18 years ago when I bought this disc the much younger me might have been swayed by that little bit of information. Glad I wasn't though. One thing I will note though is that having Stacy Keach as a truck driver elevates his manliness a bit too much and somewhat lessens the potential peril we see him in. You never think that the killer will be able to out muscle him, even if he is stuck up.

(4 out of 5)

My Wife's Thoughts:
It was good, I was wondering why Jamie Lee Curtis was in Australia movie and truck driver was too nice. If I was truck driver I won't do that... be nice. But it's not that scary. I thought it was more Halloween type scary suspense.

(3 out of 5)





B-2.) Schlafly Tap Room: Pumpkin Ale (Missouri)

My Thoughts: Nice clean pumpkin scent, smells a bit like our seasonal hand soap. Odd deep flavor to this one. Heavy vegetable with a bit of beef stock? It definitely doesn't skew beer.. ah well at least it's a 9%er.

(2.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Smells like soap... taste like sour grape juice... not bad.



Oct 1st
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4-7.) Trailer Trauma 3: 80's Horrorthon (2017) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Fuck that was long. Running at almost 7 and a half hours and sporting 254 trailers Trailer Trauma 3 was a bit of a slog, at least between hours 4&6. As usual I did a bit of stats while watching, of the 254 trailer there were 78 trailers for movies I had not seen, 4 that I had seen but don't own and 4 that I owned and haven't watched yet. While on a normal I would count that as pretty bad stats considering I fashion myself a bit of an 80's horror aficionado I think that is pretty good. This collection is still lacking in the additional non-trailer go between type content but is decidedly better than the first 2 Trailer Traumas, admittedly do to it's source material. I had a thought while watching this, I think in my next movie room I want a smallish monitor set with a motion sensor that plays a random genre or grind house style trailer when it senses movement as a bit of ambiance. Also why is My Demon Lover and Moon Trap not in my collection, this is something that needs rectification.

(4 out of 5)





8.) Slither (2006) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Night of the Creeps 2 was flipping' amazing! I am not sure why I never got around to seeing thing movie, it's got the sci-fi, it mixes in some of the funny and it's got that goopy over the top gore, it's exactly my bag. I suppose the confession first. while I was looking over the list of movie that would qualify for my subset (thank you Chad) I came across Slither and thought to myself; "Great! I just bought that!." But it wasn't Slither I had just bought... it was Shivers. A less than ideal sale price later here we are and I am glad to have finally added this one to the collection. We have our classic meteor falls to earth with gooey alien nougat center leading to an invasion of slug critters which have to be repealed by our dashingly good looking small town sheriff (played by one Nathan Fillion). There is for sure shades of what director James Gunn would go on to do here with his Troma references, mismatched music to action and his miniaturized Starro-esk final act. I also adored the Society & Freakshow ascetic... this is just a movie after my own heart.

(4.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts:
I like it. I don’t know... there is just somehow I like when that big lady is like "i’m hungry!" I think the scariest part... you know that music... that music with one note? (that’s called a jump-scare) That’s mostly what scares me sometimes. The one I really shaked at was the one in the office (with the deer?)yeah that was the loudest one.





B-3.) Dogfish Head: Punkin Ale (Delaware) - 2021 vs 2019

2021 Thoughts: Even as I was pouring it the smell of this one hit me like the scent of a pack of smokes to a fella gone cold turkey a week before. Yeah she was a tall glass of pumpkin ale and she knew it, perfectly fizzy, orange in all the right places… Anyway a very fresh inviting fall scent to this one, Dogfish Head is always a treat and I figured there was no better day than the theme day based on my seasonal alcoholism to crack this one open. A full bodied beer, excellent balance of carbonation, strong rich wheat and barley flavor. Tad much on the hops for me as it will linger in your mouth kinda resting with that hoppy bite that diminishes along the edges for 20-30 seconds after a swig. As with previous years I am hard pressed to really get a sense of the pumpkin here... nutmeg yes, pumpkin maybe? I would have fallen back on maybe I am still a bit messed up from having covid earlier this year (butter and eggs still taste perpetually spoiled to the pallet) but checking my notes this seems to be par for the course for Punkin. Great all around seasonal and something I wouldn't mind having or sharing with others but for purposes of the challenge I am looking for something a bit more of a gimmicky with the pumpkin, just a bit more pumpkin to the face. Don’t recommend drinking in general while reclined as I think I have just a little bit of Punkin in my lungs now... but on a side note it for sure hits the pallet smoother and with less of a nutmeg bite when consumed only slightly chilled (who is even still reading this dribble?)

(3.5 out of 5)

2019 Thoughts: After 2 years in the aged beer drawer this 2019 vintage Punkin is looking noticeably darker and more opaque than it’s 2021 counterpart. Remarkably it hasn’t lost any carbonation though. Taste wise things might be sliding a bit. It has a sharper zing-ier taste a bit seltzer-y almost. After that initial zing you do get some of that pumpkin flavoring but it is quick to bitter in the mouth and also as you drink it your mouth feels like you hav been sucking on a candle as it leaves an odd coating of waxy residue on your tongue and the insides of your mouth. I am not sure what this is. Is it the fresher pumpkin part of the beer going bad or perhaps the breaking down of some other component? Either-way it is a bit less pleasurable feeling than the absence of such a feeling. Is this science or lunacy? Surly the alcohol keeps it it safe yeah?

(2.5 out of 5)



Oct 2nd
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9.) Commentary For Slither (2006) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: A lively track with James Gunn, Nathan Fillion & Michael Rooker recorded just after Gunn finished GOTG. Its a fun track but maybe a bit less informative than it could be as the participants seemed to have mostly not seen the movie in awhile and are just as likely to laugh along with the movie as oppose to deliver on the behind the scenes stories. Also James Gun yells most of the track to the point where there is no audio level where both he is reasonable level and you can hear the other participants. Perhaps I need to give the archival track run as I know a commentary on this can be good.

(2.5 out of 5)





10.) Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) (Theater)*

My Thoughts: While this movie was a lot more of the same it was decisively better more of the same. More Tom Harding doing his sweaty Brock, more Venom with the funny, more fights between completely CG but again all just a bit better. But the best part has to be our connective mid-credit sequence scene and the thoughts it spurs of it's eventualities. One things for sure though, I don't need to see Venom fight another symbiote, ever. Also Sony, can you not have such stand out commercials for your products in your movies? Giant Sony Bravia box center screen, side character: "wow what a great tv!" Much cringe. Otherwise I had good time and look forward to Venom's MCU debut.

(3.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: I like it. I like what the bad guy wearing the tuxedo thing... like Zombieland. The guy in Zombieland kinda reminds me of Yondu, are they similar? I think they are... the guy who always likes the Twinkie. "False Advertisement!" I thought that Venom thinks that boy looks yummy, wants to eat the boy.





11.) My Boyfriend's Back (1993) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: I saw the trailer for this movie so much as a kid but oddly enough I never actually rented it, it was definitely in my hand a time or two but it never made it up to the counter. And as such I was unprepared for the amount of weirdness this movie turned out to be. Think Tammy and the T-Rex except a zombie instead of a T-Rex. It was so weird that it really started to turn me around until the ending. Man why ruin what could easily have turned into a cult classic? This could easily have been a big in the cult aftermarket if they had really pushed it to the end. Maybe have the two in old age makeup on a porch at the end, the girl in a rocking chair and what's left of the boy in a bucket, he looks up at her and smile and she kisses him and goes back to reading her book. But perhaps there was a different ending originally and they had to scrub it for this lame happy one? The audio commentary for My Boyfriend's Back is assuredly in my future (something I am sure most people have thought to themselves over the years).

(3 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts:
This is giving me a little mixed up what’s in the comic book... what’s true ..its a lot of things and they are confusing me. It was good. I know that mom, maybe? (She recognized her from D.A.R.Y.L. but I didn't make that connection during this review). I think it was a little funny in some part. I thought it was weird when his ear fell off. I think it’s weird when his face is blue. (Was this a good love story?) (thumbs up) Good.





B-4.) Left Hand Brewing Company: Oktoberfest (Colorado)

My Thoughts: Has that fun Oktoberfest scent that fills you with memories of Chicken Dances and delicious sausages. And the, just like that, all of that good favor is out the window once I started drinking it. It just taste off. Too much bitterness here, it overshadows the traditional caramel marzen notes something fierce. There is just a second when you take a swig and your mouth is like yes I know this this is great, and then you wonder if you just drank it out of an ash tray… I had planned to give this one a fair shake after it warmed up as traditionally marzens do fair a bit better as they warm but right after writing the above (and just after the director’s introduction to Silent Madness) I promptly spilled it all over myself and the couch. So here I am after 20 minutes of cleaning later ready to jump into the Founders Oktoberfest I guess.

(2 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Smells like German beer... very mild and crisp. I like it.





B-5.) Founders Brewing Company: Oktoberfest (Michigan)*

My Thoughts: Slightly hoppier and fruiter then the Left Hand, less of that traditional Oktoberfest scent for sure. Taste wise it is pretty middle of the road stuff, almost like an Oktoberfest that had been watered down. Nearly didn’t pick this up as the only way to get it was in a 15 pack but, oh well, they got me. It’s like when you get the low end option for a pitcher at Oktoberfest. I am suddenly feeling like I might have been a bit harsh with the Left Hand Oktoberfest...

(2 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: (Referring to beer disaster) That big how can you drop the shit?! (this beer(probably influenced by spill)) Less scent, very bitter, ew. I don't like it.





12.) Silent Madness 3D (1984) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: I really really liked this. As a disclaimer it should be noted I am a 3D fan, an 80's slasher fan and I was a little sauced by the end. As an 80's slasher it is pretty formulaic, when a madman is accidentally released from an insane asylum due to budget cuts it's up to one intrepid doctor to go undercover at a sorority to uncover the truth and save some co-eds along the way. The villain is almost comically bland, the back story is derivative as all hell but man there is just something about formulaic 80's slashers that really do it or me especially when they are decently made and not perpetually in the woods. Add to that some very intriguing (and yes sometimes bad) 3D and this was really a treat. Also this has that whole lost film thing going for it too as, if I am correct, there was no way to buy this movie previous to this release outside of VHS (in the US). My hats off to Vinegar Syndrome for this release and I am looking forward to checking out the commentaries on this disc.

(4.5 out of 5)



Oct 3rd
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13.) Dawn Of The Mummy (1981) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: I liked what this movie was trying to do. Travelog horror, set in Egypt with mummies that kill twenty somethings. That sound good like a movie I would enjoy, the end product though... not so good. This Italian zombie movie with 3 sets is pretty bland. There is something about the way that it is edited that just sucks all of the would be tension out of the movie. I picked this up after seeing the trailer on one of the Terror Trauma compilations last year and I would have been happier just having it as a trailer in my life. In this movie potential victims react to everything with an explosion of feat only to immediately forget what just feared them out within a few seconds. It's poorly written, acted, edited, there are no boobs, the transfer is so dark you can't see way may be decent gore (I mean it is an italian movie, right?) & to top it all off the version I bought off amazon is a DVD-R bootleg. Big Oasis Of Zombies vibes.

(2 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: It was good (you can say something is bad or you don't like it if you want) I like every movie we watch. Everyone is so scared in this movie.. and they're not mummies they are zombies, right?





B-6.) Prairie Artisan Ales: Mocha Noir (Oklahoma)*

My Thoughts: Not necessarily a seasonal or Halloween beer but it’s got that Silents of the Lambs reminiscent skull butterfly on the front so we are going with it. Pours pitch black with a very minuscule amount of brown head. Smells like a deep red whine poured at an occult book store coffee shop . It’s got the kind of flavor that really attacks your mouth, things that make you glah. Very small hint of a stout-y beer on the tip of your tongue that quickly turns into a vanilla whisky/coffee mess. Just 2 sips in and already I feel like I need a DD. As you drink it it has that feeling that you are drinking something you aren’t supposed to, you know like antifreeze. I am giving this a low score because I find it pretty unpalatable. That being said it is a 14% beer, guaranteed to get you sloshed in 1 bottle and is at the very least different… very different from anything else you are likely to drink for fun. Interest can be fun...

(1.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Smells definitely soy sauce... fermented soy sauce. Taste like sweet rum. Yeah, I don't thing that's a beer. Weird.





14.) The Severed Arm (1973) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: A solid grindhouse horror film. This is a title that was probably bound to languish in the 'to watch' pile for a few more years if not for the feverous adoration it received on the Force Five podcast from one of the guys involved with sourcing special feature material for Vinegar Syndrome (how do I get a dream job like that?). The story centers around a group of friends trapped for days in a cave when they come to the decision that the only way to live is to start donating arms. Unfortunately the short straw drawer disagrees and just a few minutes after relieving him of his right arm (that was uncalled for, at least do the left) they hear the sound of rescue workers digging to save them. The arm incident drives the one man insane and a few years later he starts hunting the other men, not to kill them but to take their arms! Something which does tend to kill people... Solid movie, great cast & I loved that police officers style. Its kinda fun to not have vulnerable teens as our would be victims, these were all able body men, I think I would have had a hard time with two arms taking some of these guys down. A slightly different title and advertising campaign and this might have been something way more talked about. As it sits you see that art and read the title and your brain kinda fills in the rest but this movie is much better than that autofill you might get off the title.

(3.5 out of 5)



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15.) A Bay Of Blood (1971) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Finally marking this off the list of shame (especially considering I won this disc as an OHMC prize a few years back). The seminal Bava classic, widely heralded as an inspiration behind the first several Friday the 13th films and more so of the slasher genre to come, is a twisting giallo about the murder of an old woman dead set to keep her property so that no one can develop her picturesque bayside community. The mystery of the killer had be guessing until the end and the end and the end. It’s a movie with a lot of deaths, over the top gore, dark Italian eyes & blond hair. 50 years had done a lot to tame this film but I still found myself perpetually surprised during the last 20 minutes. I wonder if perhaps I should have watched it in Italian, I imagine the scene with the two girls would have played better with everyone speaking their respective languages. Onto the commentary!

(3.5 out of 5)





16.) Commentary For A Bay Of Blood (1971) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Wonderfully in-depth track covering many aspects of the Gialo sub-genre, behind the scenes stories and post film histories (so many heroin issues). I dig the speakers voice and cadence on the track and was also compelled to write down several movies that were mentioned and reccomended over the course of the recording. My one nit pick might be that tis track seemed a little less planned than historian tracks I have become accustomed to lately, frequently having longer stretches of silence. Still a great listen though.

(4 out of 5)





B-7.) Elysian Brewing Company: The Great Pumpkin (Washington)

My Thoughts: Considering some of the low scores I have been doling out to beers thus far this challenge I thought it might be time to give this little ditty from the aged beers drawer a re-sip. This was last years pick for Best Pumpkin Beer. Getting a little bit of the pumpkin scent on top, very light, kind of reminds me of a small upscale gift shop. Out onto the tongue… yeah, still good. Not sure what effect if any the year in the drawer had on this one, perhaps I should give the other one I squirreled away until 2025. Has the weight and initial taste of a nice wheat beer. The pumpkin taste develops on the sides of your tongue, it’s never crazy over-powering or bitter or chemically. I can see why this beer won last year, flipping delicious. It taste like a quality German Purity Law beer pumpkin-i-fied.

(4.5 out of 5)





17.) What The Waters Left Behind (2017) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Hey, an Argentinian horror movie! Fancy. Would like to thank SurfinHank for this one, a true gentlemen. This movie starts out pretty solid as a documentary crew heads into an area beset years ago by an ecological disaster. The ruins of a town years underwater make for a great stage for a horror film and I loved all the drone establishing shots. The movie does unfortunately become something of a Jack of all trades master of none as it shifts into Friday the 13th, Wrong Turn, The Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre melange with just a spoonful of Hostel thrown in for good measure. Alas the baddies here never quite reach the level of scariness as any of the movies they are "homaging" but being in another language really helps. Had this been another meh low budget American movie I don't think I would have found it quite so bearable. But in Spanish and with that cast, especially those leading ladies, it was just passable.

(3 out of 5)



Oct 5th
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18.) Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror (1975) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: I have in the past been outspoken about my distaste for Karen Black, while I am sure she is a fine individual I just don't care for her in films. So when posed with the choice of two commentary tracks on this title, one an historian track and the other a Karen Black track, I decided that maybe I was just being too harsh on Ms Black and that it would be more prudent to give her track a go. And... I still don't like her. Seems pretty full of herself, never wanted to do this movie in the first place... sigh. I will say that I did enjoy it when she was talking about the third entry as she did relate some rather interesting behind the scenes and cut plot elements that were fun to hear about. So while it didn't really change my opinion of Ms Black at least I gleaned some inside into this classic.

(2.5 out of 5)





19.) Witching Time (1988) (VHS)*

My Thoughts: I would consider this a bit of a special purchase. As a lifelong fan of Casandra Peterson I have always been keen to pick up her older VHS exclusive Thriller Video releases but never at the market rate they seemed to demand. Fortunately I did happen across this one for a rather modest $20, if you can consider $20 for a 35 year old VHS tape in the age of 4K to be modest, so that I can finally experience some OG Elvira content. Compared to her Movie Macabre show that would be born from this line I was surprised at how little Elvira you actually get here. With no commercials to bumper you only get an intro and a post credits scene with Elvira and a not insubstantial amount of that is an ad for other Elvira Thriller video releases. She might be ever so slightly more risqué though? I can't ever recall her referring to herself as a "whore" before. The "movie" is actually an episode of a British TV show called Hammer House Of Horror. It involves a 1600's witch, played by Patricia Quinn of Rocky Horror fame, materializing in modern day England and tormenting a man and his lady friend. Trying to kill her, forcing herself on him and just generally trying to make the guy go crazy. A passable story, nothing spectacular. Really I think the box is probably the big appeal here. Looking back I have never scored Elvira vehicles very high but I do keep watching them.

(3.5 out of 5)





20.) Trilogy Of Terror II (1996) (Blu-Ray)

My Thoughts: Although it was fun to catch up with the Zuni fetish doll it was much less effective this time. To make up for the much larger setting they made him way too fast to the point of being somewhat comical, aside from the the other movements and the sounds he makes just weren't as good as that original 70's effort. This time the first two stories were more on point with an anthology but the goofy puppet rats in the first story and the less than stellar child actor in the second story deflate the effort quite a bit. Looking back at my review of the original Trilogy of Terror I pondered the notion of cutting out the best story from each horror anthology and pasting that into a best of reel. None of the stories in this one would have made that reel.

(2.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts:
I like it. My favorite story is probably the first one because it was the least scariest. (What about Bobby?) It was little too scary. (Trilogy of Terror or Trilogy of Terror II?) I kinda maybe like the second one... maybe because there was a little more horror in it.





21.) Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II (1996) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Wow, now that's how you do an historian track. Did this guy even breath the whole time? It felt like I was being read a history of genre films, with emphasis on made-for-television, during this track. Certainly to the point were it elevated the source material. And he didn't stop with just info on these stories but also talked about the sub sub genres of each entry as well. Almost a perfect track it's a shame it's an extra feature on the Trilogy Of Terror II disc though as I would imagine it will get very little play after people watch the movie.

(4.5 out of 5)





B-8.) Karbach Brewing Co.: Karbachtober Fest Seasonal (Texas)*

My Thoughts: Looks the part, a crystal clear amber beer with a picturesque foamy head. Does smell a bit more supermarket than German.... Watery? Goes down thin and then hits you on the side of your pallet with an almost artificial bitter caramel flavor. And then just as soon as I get some of those traditional Oktoberfest notes in the front of my mouth they just dissolve away into a watery taste. I almost feel like this beer is hydrating me... weird. I gotta say... I am oddly kinda liking this, not unpleasant but does skew fake.

(3 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Smells like American major brand scent. Very light.. less fizz. Almost like grape juice and apple juice without sugar, I don't taste any alcohol.





B-9.) Marshall Brewing Company: Oktoberfest (Oklahoma)

My Thoughts: Very floral almost soapy scent. Thicker, more full bodied than the Texas Oktoberfest and I am getting those deep caramel notes here, they are a bit more burnt and bitter than I would prefer though. As with most Oktoberfest lagers it does get better slightly as it warms hitting those notes clearer and with less bitter.

(4 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Very foamy, bitter, less scent... it's not bad. (Oklahoma or Texas?) Oklahoma. I thought the Texas one (would be) more stronger.





22.) Unhinged (2020) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: This may be just just because I am a bit tipsy but this was pure exploitation trash and I loved it. Also kinda like Walking Tall as a horror movie? Russel Crowe plays a flabby tabby middle management type who goes off the deep end and runs afoul of our heroine in some heavy warning traffic. Already given up on life he decides to ruin hers by chasing her around town, stealing her phone and then methodically killing her contacts. Pretty ridiculous urban Hitcher where the bad guy is defiantly a former boss or two of mine.

(4 out of 5)

My Wife's Thoughts: Well it was pretty good. I like it a lot but some situation is not realistic. You know whypolice didn't come quick enough at the cage or gas station, people seeing that. It's just like 'come on' but it's great. Oh my goodness what happened to Russle Crowe? He is always like hero type...

(4.5 out of 5)



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23.) Cutting Class (1989) (VHS)

My Thoughts: This film didn't know what it wanted to be when it graduated. Filled with your classic 80's horror kills but lacking in the music and suspense. Also lots of comedy here but not enough were I would consider it really a horror comedy. It's weird. And to really stir the pot my ex-rental VHS tape has it sticker labeled as a drama, although that's probably an oversight of someone at the video store making a snap judgement based on the cover. Big draw to most here would be a young Brad Pit but this is also some of the worst acting I have ever seen from him... I don't know. I wanted to like this but in the end it was just kinda meh. Funny to see Roddy McDowel in such an inappropriate roll though. I can't say that I am not still interested in upgrading my VHS to the Blu-Ray though. One wonders about the effects of seeing a film like this all cleaned up and with a bevy of supporting features behind it. Oh! And I did dig seeing the girl from Slither again in here, that was fun.

(3 out of 5)





24.) Night School (1981) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Hey, it's the Wraith!? So I guess black clad motorcycle men were a lot more terrifying in the 80's than they are today. Really dug the laid back more mysterious tone of this early 80's slasher. This is before the craze hit so we are much more in Black Christmas territory here than we are in Friday the 13th territory. Also being set in Boston you really get some interesting historical settings for your American cast to live in that is quite different from most similar movies from this time frame. The mystery to this one becomes apparent, I think, much before what is intended. And I won't go into spoilers but I did not like the end of the narrative arc on this one, the end end I did enjoy. Decent little horror flick but not one that really stands out from the crowd.

(3.5 out of 5)



Oct 7th
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25.) Cursed Films (2020) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: I was not on board for the first part of this series. Perhaps I just lean too skeptical. In fact that's maybe one of the reasons why I like horror movies. With genre movies you get to turn off those areas of the brain an just believe that this werewolf is a real thing or that this zombie virus is possible. So when they were interviewing conspiracy podcasters and trumpeting the 'Did you know' section on IMDb I was dreading having to sit through 2+ hours of pseudo-science garbage. Then things took an interesting turn and with the closing of the first episode they completely eviscerated the notion of a 'cursed film' and called everyone who believed in it essentially a moron. And just like that I was back on board, each episode sets up the "curse" and then eloquently knocks it down turning this series more into a study of film safety and on set tragedy in genre films. I dug Troma's participation, Kane Hodders and all other cast and crew members who shared their stories here. Also damn on that final episode, I had never actually seen the footage before, wow. So after a rocky start Cursed Films did redeem it's self and is something I would enjoy watching again in the future (even if they already did all the big ones).

(4 out of 5)





26.) Jackals (2017) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Considering this was a Dollar Tree pickup, I went in with super low expectations and was quite surprised to find out it wasn't bad. After a Manhunter opening set back in the 80's we cut to current day where a family kidnaps an estranged relative to help deprogram him from whatever weird cult he's in. Alas it's a cult of The Strangers type characters and they proceed to Purge siege said family. It's super derivative but well done and you even get some c-listers, as far as horror movies go, and certainly as far as dollar store horror movies go, you could do a lot worse.

(3 out of 5)





27.) A Quiet Place Part II (2020) (4K UHD)*

My Thoughts: More of the same but also exactly what I wanted. Now that's how you do a grade a monster movie. So far during this challenge I have not had any issues pausing and coming back to movies after completing some set assigned task. But that was not the case with this movie as I was glued to my seat actively controlling the volume of my breathing. This next day sequel follows our remaining family back into town where it's not just the creatures you have to watch out for. Very satisfying sequel to the point where I rushed to my computer when it was done to look up the possibility of a Part 3, which it does look they are in pre-production of a spin off. Which is fine as I don't want to watch any more baby peril but I do want to spend some more time in this apocalypse..

(4.5 out of 5)





B-10.) Shiner: Oktoberfest (Texas)

My Thoughts: Very light scent but does skew Oktoberfest-y. It's is a particularly light Oktoberfest ale, lightly carbonated with just a hint go bitterness around the edges of your tongue. Yeah... I am digging it. I did come in with low expectations due to Shiner's previous challenge performance but.. yeah good job this year. This is a good fast drink (and I am drinking it fast because I know Wyvern is going to need the help). Few minutes later note: I was waffling on a 3.5 or a 4 but warmer this is totes a 4.

(4 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Smells like American beer but it's a little bit fancy side. Light, hoppy, smooth taste... little bitter... I kinda like it.





B-11.) Rogue Farms: Pumpkin Patch Ale (Oregon)

My Thoughts: Delivering on that seasonal scent, this one smells like pumpkin ale that has been spilled on and soaked into a corduroy jacket. Much to my dismay Pumpkin Patch Ale did not come in it's large iconic orange bottle but comes to us (locally at any rate) in a festively decorated tallboy. Taking a sip I am immediately... yeah, yeah that's the kinda off the wall crazy pumpkin taste I am after. Heavy earthy pumpkin flavoring with just enough cinnamon added do that you know it's there but don't feel like you are at Starbucks. I like this beer and it is complementing Wyvern quite nicely.

(4.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste: Smells like soy sauce again. Very foaming, bitter, sour.. little bit smells like very thick apple cider but taste awful.



Oct 8th
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28.) Wyvern (2009) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Yep, it's a made for TV Syfy channel movie and I now own it. But at least it was only $1.88? OK now for the embarrassing part, I didn't think this was terrible. Yeah it does sport a dragon-esk creature portrayed by some bad 10 years older than the feature CG, and it is full of dumb characters and some borderline acting but it had good bones. With slightly better CG and maybe a few actor touch ups this could even be something I may be comfortable talking about in public. Waking up from it's frozen slumber, due to a bit of the ol global warming, a wyvern starts attacking the small Alaskan town of Beaver Falls. There are some light Tremors & Eight Legged Freaks vibes here. In fact if they had cast Kari Wuhrer as the town DJ instead of the girl on the cover I would have been totally on board. But at least they got the sheriff from Critters 2. As it stands it was just fun enough to be passable. (Also I might have been a few deep when I watched it...)

(3 out of 5)





29.) Warlock Moon (1973) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: So, this is a background movie. Not a movie you really set out to see. It's the kinda thing that would play in the drive-in and you would talk to your date or engage in other activities and then maybe watch the more exploitative last 20 minutes. The bulk of this movie is set around a location. Here we have this cool abandoned structure, how can we make a movie out of this? We'll get a guy and a gal to go there and then maybe there is some ghost-y stuff maybe there is some gas lighting... An axe murderer? Woah woah, we gotta keep it PG for wider release. Overall very forgettable but to be fair I did only buy this for the Joe Bob hosting & commentary.

(2.5 out of 5)





30.) Deepstar Six (1989) (Blu-Ray)

My Thoughts: Something about the cover-art for this one and Def-Con 4 left quite an impression on me as a kid and I was drawn to them again and again in the video store. While I never got around to seeing Def-Con 4 as a kid both Deepstar Six and Leviathan had some heavy play in my youth. On VHS and a SD tv the dry for wet stuff looks seamless. Here on blu-ray you do start to see the edges of the set quite a bit more which is a bit of a bummer and a little fun all at the same time. Over the years Leviathan has cemented it's self as the ultimate non-Abyss Abyss film with its better cast, effects and monster but there is something very likable about Deepstar Six and I really enjoy the effort they take to make it Poseidon Adventure-esk in it's perpetually about to flood final reel..

(3.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts:
It was good, the monster looks like... you know the diggers from Finn & Jake? Like the big one, something like that. I kinda with there was a scene in the hospital of her holding the baby and then we could see the baby growing and getting older and older. You know to see what it looks like.





31.) Commentary For Deepstar Six (1989) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: I started out with the archival Sean S Cunningham and friend track but after about 20 minutes of them pretty much just watching the movie I decided to switch over to the screenwriters track. These guys were much livelier, they are constantly making fun of the movie, the scrip and themselves delving into such things like when they were fired from production and how they started making the movie before finishing the script (to beat Leviathan and Abyss to market). Maybe I have been too harsh with my avoidance of writers tracks in the past as these guys were a blast.

(4 out of 5)





B-12.) Schlafly Tap Room: Oktoberfest (Missouri)

My Thoughts: Pleasant floral hoppy malty scent... am I just saying the same thing every time on smell? I mean they are all beers, eh? I suppose it would only really be interesting if I said something like 'it smells like beer on a crisp October night out at the fair'. But would that be a lie? Is the plate of left over cotton candy from the fair interfering with the brain words right now? Anyway, skews too sharp or an Oktoberfest Ale. You get a mild Marzen up front but then a slightly sour apple taste that envelops your tongue from the outside in. Weird. Also the caramel notes that do develop are overly liquorish-y... yeah. No beueno on this one.

(2 out of 5)





32.) Commentary For Warlock Moon (1973) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Not one of Joe Bobs best commentaries but I think that has more to do with the movie than anything else. As usual he does a dynamite intro (something that he is of course known or and still does to this day). While I would consider this to be the worst of his commentaries I have seen from the dvd line he did in the mid 2000's it's still pretty good. I one about 5 of the releases now and their OOP-ness is making them harder and harder to come by at a respectable price. For the last few years I have tried to get a new one for each OHMC but it may end up being cheaper to just subscribe to Shudder next year. But who knows, fingers crossed I can continue to reasonably complete this line of titles I foolishly didn't buy a decade and a half ago.

(3.5 out of 5)



Oct 9th
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33.) The Neon Demon (2016) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: 314 has to be seen.I decided to watch this while having lunch today and while the screen was strobing and our beautiful heroine is slipping into the depraved world of modeling I was eating a Philly Cheese-stake sandwich and thinking to myself, I am not sure if this movie is really aimed at me. It is a stunningly beautiful film, in fact I kinda regret getting this on Blu-Ray as this is a title that begs for 4K. And while I may not be the target audience there was something almost hypnotic about this film, it made you feel a bit and that's more than most films. Some might see this as style over substance but there is quite a bit of substance to this one. Between this and Starry Eyes it's rough being a young lady L.A. and I for one am going to be on the look out. Not that I live in LA... or am young.. or a girl but still, on guard.

(4 out of 5)





34.) Killers From Space (1954) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: The call signals for the planes were Tar Baby. Terrible 50's sci-fi horror where Peter Graves (Airplane's gladiator loving pilot) is our straight man, abducted by aliens and programed to turn against the government and turn over our nuclear testing scheduling. It has legit some of the worst movie monsters I have ever seen, just guys with with half ping pong ball fake eyes over their real eyes, and there is some regular lizard projected large behind our hero, it's bad, it's all bad. But it does ventures so far into the bad that it came out the other end, not quite to so bad it's good territory but maybe into so bad it's bearable territory. Really I think Perter Graves Voice is what saved this from being a 1 or a 1.5 film.

(2 out of 5)





35.) Little Monsters (2019) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Whats the best way to ruin a zombie movie? Put little kids in it. Or at least that's what I used to think. Now older and a father and a bit more like the leading male than I would like to admit I really connected with this one. Loved the comedy, most I have lol'd all challenge and just the kinda redemptive arc I was looking for. If you liked Shaun Of The Dead there is a fair chance you will like this too. That is unless you really hate Tay Tay in which case maybe you should skip this one. It's too bad this Blu-Ray is bare bones, an audio commentary or a gag reel would have complemented this property well.

(4 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: Shake it off, shake it off. I thought some of the kids might die, get eaten. My favorite character is the teacher. I thought that this was like a monster movie and not a zombie movie. I like how they actually said '1, 2, 3 eyes on me'.





36.) The Hunt (2020) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: One of the most American movies I have seen in a long time. Also probably a pretty divisive film as our most recent Deadliest Game adaptation has pissed of Democrats hunting Q-Anon types. And while the film comes off decisively against everyone people going to be jumping to conclusions. If you can get around that there is a ton of fun to be had here with our infectiously likable heroine and even with our misguided lead baddie. Add to that some fun over the top gore and the always present 'what would i do in this situation' and you got yourself a solid slice of Americana.

(4.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Thoughts: It was interesting the beginning but too much blood, too gross stuff and I don't care for it. And story wise it's a little weird too. Thats guy movie.

(3 out of 5)



Oct 10th
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37.) Nightbooks (2021) (Streaming)*

My Thoughts: What do you write when you don't know what to write about? Well you write about how hard it is to write stuff. Jessica Jones as the evil witch, I liked. The kids, I liked. But our lead kid I didn't believe at all. Not for lack of acting but I felt like I could practically see the 35 year old writer behind this thinly vailed cool child character. Oh man, I got kidnapped because I love Lost Boys and Pumpkin Pie... said no 8 year old ever. Well at least not in the last 20 years. But getting over that it is a very competent kids genre/mystery. We learn the rules, we do our teamwork, we secure our happy ending. All with some style along the way. It still felt a bit hollow but one must give some consideration to target audience.

(3 out of 5)


My Daughter's Thoughts: Is there a second one? Is this part of the horror challenge? It's not horror at all, seems like, didn't really scare me. I like the witch. (What do you like about her?) I don't know, she is cool looking, it's just because she is cool looking.




38.) Malignant (2021) (Streaming)*

My Thoughts: How do you even prosecute something like that?Now that was some fresh quality trash! It should be noted, if you haven't seen the movie then stop reading right now, this is a movie that lives and dies on the twist. A mysterious entity starts killing people around our battered heroine. But low and behold... she is Edward Mordrake-ing the whole thing! Alas this was partially spoiled for me when it was called out as a movie heavy in parallel with Basket Case but the reveal still got me in how over the top crazy it was! Not removed and grown up but trimmed down and pushed back in, jeez. The effects get a little overly CG at times but considering what they are trying to do I am willing to give a pass on it. It gave me great pleasure when this movie flipped the switch from run of the mill super-ghost story to head in the back of the head backwards hack and slashing cheese. James, more like this, please.

(4 out of 5)


My Daughter's Thoughts: It was good. It wasn't that scary. Yeah but imagine if there was another me right here (motions to back of head). I think Gabriel was a little weird. (Do any of your classmates have a secret person on the back of their head?) I don't think so.




39.) Corpse Mania (1981) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Is this movie set in the 1980's or the 1800's or the 1600's? It's hard to tell sometimes. This is a weird outlier in Chinese cinema, at least that I have ever come across. We have this odd Necromantic killer who is seemingly targeting a local brothel. Always fun to have them Chinese madams as a lead character and just as with movie Shaw Brothers films we get some satisfying fisticuffs and some humorous b-movie violence. Pretty good for a clearance title.

(3 out of 5)





B-13.) Marshall Brewing Company: Big Jamoke (Oklahoma)*

My Thoughts: Yeah, not really seasonal but... horror related? It's got a skeleton on the front rising a keg like Slim Pickens on the bomb. Anaggressive fruity bouquet with this one. I am getting blackberries, plumbs and maybe just a bit of a wood-y smell. And then it taste exactly like it smells, tart with a lot of deep red wine and blackberry with just a hint of a stout beer finish. I don't really drink porters but I am suddenly thinking that maybe I should?

(4 out of 5)


Oct 11th
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40.) Mandy (2018) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: As much as it seemed like Neon Demon wasn't really a movie aimed at me, this... this is a movie aimed exactly at me. It's hardworking 1980's vs weird druggie 1970's. Nicholas Cage plays an everyman logger-type guy, think Wolverine: Origins, who's wife falls afoul of a drugged out cult muscle backed by a group of Hills Have Eyes mother fuckers. Things don't go well and the film kinda revels in the aftermath. Admittedly slow in the first half but that goes a long way into getting you into the right headspace for this one. Of all the movies I have watch so far this month, none are quit so close to art as Mandy. Please don't see my 5 star rating as a glowing recommendation, this is only a movie for weirdos in the right headspace, but if you are one of those...

(5 out of 5)




41.) Teen Wolf Too (1987) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Werewolf hot rodding, werewolf mini-golf, werewolf boxing, werewolf musical numbers, alas it is as bad as I feared. I have avoided this movie for decades as I was afraid it would be... well exactly what it turned out to be. I am not sure if they couldn't get Michael back or if this was meant to be a Jason Bateman vehicle all along, especially with all them Batemen in the credits. In this one Bateman plays the cousin of Michael's character, off to college and then quickly into his wolf suit. He acts a fool, loses his friends, gets them back, super hackneyed stuff with lots borrowed from other 80's teen comedies. Very little redeeming qualities this one and I can't see anyone over 9 or so actually enjoying it.

(2 out of 5)




B-14.) Samuel Adams: Oktoberfest (Massachusetts)

My Thoughts: Very light Oktoberfest scent, skews much happier than it should. The flavor is not what I was expecting, way more barley and toasted oat-y caramel. Somewhat too hoppy for an Octoberfest... what are you doing here Samuel Adams? Tired of being boring and trying to spice it up this year? Light marzen malty beer on the center of the tongue but it's enveloped and extinguished by a ship hoppy taste that remains as the predominant aftertaste on the pallet. A good try to be different this year but kinda just taste like there is some shandy in my Oktoberfest.

(3 out of 5)

My Wife's Thoughts:
Smells sour... aged beer seems like. Very mild, bitter taste to it. But doesn't taste alcohol that much. Aftertaste is a little weird... I don't know something smells like seafood. I like seafood but it's not what I like the taste.





B-15.) Cabin Boys Brewery: Oktoberfest (Oklahoma)

My Thoughts: Do you think they named their brewery after the Chris Elliot movie? Nah, surely not. Very floral almost aggressively hoppy scent. Taste wise I am kinda digging it. Well better than the Sammy at any rate. Hop infused punch that quickly dissipates on the turn before turning to burnt caramel and then a bitter liquorish flavor. Still not quite right for Oktoberfest but I think I like this one a nit netter even if the way I a, describing it sounds worse than the previous beer. It just tastes... classier, a it more high quality... polished if you will.

(3.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Thoughts:
Too hoppy, smells like American beer, typical. Very bitter. First some kind of fruit taste but afterwards very bitter. I don't like it.



Oct 12th
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42.) Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf (2014) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: After the tragedy of celluloid that was Teen Wolf Too I needed a hairy pallet cleanser. This was a good film, almost a great one if not for some amateur acting and a meh wolf suit. Our story follows an elderly blind man who is being relocated by his less cool than he used to be son Ethan Embry to a retirement community. The day he moves in his neighbor is viciously killed by a lycanthropic terror leaving the man just one month to prepare for the next full moon. Dug the investigation, and our protagonist just kinda being a dick to everyone the whole time, I have seen my old age future and it is this. And I gotta admit I didn't guess the werewolf right and that is another hallmark of a great werewolf movie. Now lets get this movie remade and pit the guy from Don't Breath against some werewolves.

(3.5 out of 5)




43.) Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: This in name only sequel has white people falling afoul of some tribal black magic giving me heavy third Tales From The Crypt movie vibes. Otherwise it's a pretty standard black magic/monster movie with a fat Creature From The Black Lagoon. It does have Sir Christopher Lee for an added bit of class though.

(3 out of 5)




44.) Scared Stiff (1987) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Going in, based on the cover, I thought this would be a John Buechler-esk 80's puppet-monster movie. But low and behold it turned out to be a much more traditional ghost story, well at least until the final reel. Between pigeons, weird lamps and high 80's fashion our lead single mother moves in with her beau but unfortunately for her the house they move into carries a dark past and is out for blood. The movie is fairly run of the mill until it's final reel 80's effects extravaganza which is a must for any horror fan.

(3.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: And then the next move they can have experience from this movie! Why did you think it was going to be like Ghoulies? The Ghoulies are like in a carnival thing, in that one ride, the walk in ride. Let's stop talking about The Ghoulies. The stone kinda looks like the faces on the benches at the zoo in the rainforest part. (Did you like the movie?) I like every movie the same. (What about Dawn of the Mummy?) Except Dawn of the Mummy, it wasn't that good.




45.) Commentary For Scared Stiff (1987) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Run of the mill track with the director, producer and a moderator. Still plenty of interesting content, just nothing outstanding. Oh and we get to add this movie to the real bodies used list as it is confirmed on track as an India skeleton farm client. Something mentioned on track was a post shoot prop yard sale, I wonder how you find out about things like this as I need to up the moviedom with some prop-age.

(3 out of 5)




B-16.) Cabin Boys Brewery: Oktoberfest (Oklahoma)

My Thoughts: It's got one of those pitch black pits that make you wonder if you should really be putting this in your body. Heavy with the pumpkin spice scent and that forboding dark beer smell... kinda like someone transporting pumpkin spice cookies in a fancy car. Taste wise it is a dark barky stout. Pumpkin spice, wood lacker and chalk. Rough at first but you know that 9.5% makes it progressively easier to drink. Do expect to have that just sucked on a wood chip taste in your mouth the next morning though.

(3.5 out of 5)



Oct 13th
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46.) Metamorphosis (1990) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Hey it's a Fly ripoff! And it's got an older but still naked Laura Gemser, aka Black Emmanuelle. So, this movie has an odd feel to it. It's absolutely a fully American production, shot in Virginia but man it feels like an Italian film. The acting, the way people talk, the pacing are all super in line with what you would expect from an Italian production. About to lose his funding a scientist decides the only way to get results quick is to give himself the injection. It works! Until it doesn't. A brief google reveals that there is a longer unrated version of this movie floating around and quite frankly it could have used the extra kick.

(3 out of 5)

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47.) Love And Monsters (2020) (4K UHD)*

My Thoughts: Interesting trend into the lighter more friendlier apocalypse. I guess this is a big thing with PG-13 films, apocalypse but not that bad. No rape, no bad words, good lighting, cg baddies. Kinda reminded me of Warm Bodies, yes the world is gone but everyone on the inside is doing fine, taking showers and the menace on the outside is colorful and sometimes humorous. Our hero is the spastic non-survivalist type that just happened to be saved by a strong group at the beginning of the end of the world. Several years have passed and he get in touch with another bunker of survivors where is old girlfriend just happens to reside. The rest of the movie writes it's self, her sets out on a quest to see her, things go wrong, things go right, our hero grows. Pretty boiler plate stuff but this is an apocalypse with imaginative lore, monsters, a likable cast and a dog. This is kinda what I had hoped the 2010 movie Monsters would have been like. But hey, better late than never.

(4 out of 5)

My Daughters Thoughts: I like the movie, it was a good movie. I felt like that kid seems a little like me, in the movie. I don't think it was really worth it to go to the other colony, right? (Perhaps it was worth it for the journey?) Yeah because if he didn't go to the place everyone would die and have a little war.





48.) Disaster L.A. (2014) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: For a movie with no budget, seemingly shot with a group of friends, they did something here. I mean it wasn't good but it was surprisingly large in scope and pretty competently done. In a mixture of archival footage, sound effects, stolen shots, consumer grade computer graphics and pretty much just all around guerrilla shooting Disaster L.A. has the feel of a low budget Hollywood movie...well, except for the acting. Now don't get me wrong, it's bad but it's a pretty well put together bad movie and pretty good for what I am assuming is a student film.

(2 out of 5)





B-17.) Rahr & Son's Brewing Company: Oktoberfest (Texas)

My Thoughts:Rahr's Oktoberfest vs Oktoberfest has turned into somewhat of a yearly tradition at this point. And no matter how it turns out, it's nearly 7 point beer and nearly 10 point beer so it's always a good time. Smells on point. Oh, they have overly bittered that classic marine taste. You get just a hint of it and then your mouth is a wash with bitter lingering hops. Very Oktoberfest ashtray. Later: approaching room temp this is much more drinkable and harder hitting, I am really feeling this right now. I was almost difficult to take the picture of the Oaktoberfest.

(3 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste:
Smells like imported beer. Sour, hoppy but I don't taste that much Alcohol (It's 6.7%) Really? Getting sour after few taste, I don't care for it. Where does that come from? Smells like Germany. (Texas) Really? So many Texas beers. (They are regional).





B-18.) Rahr & Son's Brewing Company: Oaktoberfest (Texas)

My Thoughts: That oak barrel and liquorish scent on top. Taste wise it's not crazy. Kinda taste like doing beer shots off an old book. Very mild with just a small bitter liquorish closer. At 10% I was expecting something vicious but this is dangerously drinkable. The more I imbibe the more that marzan-y Oktoberfest comes out... man, this is pretty good.

(4.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste:
Smells like snow mountain. Very bitter and sour taste, very mild after the but I don't like it, not for me.



Oct 14th
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49.) Old Dracula (1974) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Now, I admit it might be the booze but this was the tall glass of water I was wanting. David Niven as a classy Dracula, playing up on the legend, doing tours and theme night stays in the castle all while extracting a bit of blood from each guest in the night. One night a group of photographers and Playboy bunnies books a stay (how long until that's a lost reference?) and it just so happens that one of them is the exceedingly rare blood-type needed to bring back his beloved. This is where the movie takes a fun and super politically incorrect twist that I would recommend no one look up, just go watch it. Originally titled Vampira it looks like this was a last minute re-brand to play off the success of Young Frankenstein. And definitely a title that works in your head much better as Vampira which seems like more of a European flesh film.

(4 out of 5)





50.) Commentary For Silent Madness (1984) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: This is my second Hysteria Continues track, the first one being on the Vinegar Syndrome release of Graduation Day back in 2015. So I had kinda forgotten all about these guys and was a bit nervous here at the onset with the very relaxed podcast style of the commentary. But very quickly my fears were belayed as these guys really know what they are talking about when it comes to 80's horror. I found the scope of their knowledge on the subject quite vast. Loved the Fangoria articles excerpts and about the wide array of backgrounds of the cast and crew involved. Solid commentary.

(4 out of 5)





51.) Monster From A Prehistoric Planet (1967) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: A couple of steps down from the more known Godzilla & friends content but still a solidly put together bad Japanese monster movie. Something oddly comforting about watching Japanese people talk with poorly matched English audio while a guy in a suit destroys a model city (and this one has two guys!). Just me? This movie does the Kong opener by having a Japanese exploratory team head off to an uncharted island, there is natives and a cute little model volcano. They Shanghai a baby kaiju and then feel the wrath of it's parents in the final reel. All very traveled ground for the genre. Don't expect really anything original here. There is a Japanese boy painted black and wearing an afro wig though and they make him a main character so... there's that.

(2.5 out of 5)





52.) JeruZalem (2015) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Surprise, this found footage travelog movie was pretty good! And having the movie seen through a pair of smart glasses gets over that weird conceit that all found footage movies have of 'why are you still filming?' Two girls take a vacation to Jerusalem but unfortunately for them it is on the day of the biblical apocalypse. Dug the travelog stuff in a very underused local and perhaps one not unaccustomed to explosions and gunshots, our characters didn't necessarily make dumb decisions and a rather interesting apocalypse to top it all off. I dreaded what was to come when this movie turned out to be a found footage film but in the end I was looking up the directors to see what else they had done. I will note though that the worst actor in the entire film is the leading lady, fortunately she is good at voice acting and very rarely in-front of the camera as we are of course watching the events unfold from the bridge of her nose.

(4 out of 5)



Oct 15th
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53.) Midsommar (2019) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Black husband from US "Thats some white people shit right there" vibes. Lot of great lessons in this movie like don't stay with bad partners out of some weird sense of obligation, don't tag along on vacations you weren't invited to, don't do drugs and maybe the best lesson: don't go hang out with cults. I mean come on! Handsome Seth Rogan and Black Widow's sister in permanent Grumpy Cat face are that couple who both kinda hate each other. And along with a group of friends all decide to accept an offer to attend a weird festival at a religious commune in Europe. While this movie does deliver on the creeps I never thought it really approached the mystery and intrigue of something like the original Wicker Man as it is all pretty obvious what is slowly happening on screen. It's a good film but seems a bit on the overly praised side, especially when considered against the director's followup up Hereditary.

(3.5 out of 5)





54.) Child's Play (2019) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Like everyone else I was also worried when they said that Brad Dourif wouldn't be voicing Chucky in this version but they did get the very best next actor to do it. No black magic this time as our killer doll is actually a killer robot. Having Chucky be an internet enabled toy of today is a great way to modernize this character but I think they missed the mark somewhat by having him be too creepy as a base doll. The original Chucky was on point as a realistic toy of the 80's and this one... I just don't feel like it has a market penetrating look. That being said this robot gone bad film was pretty good, in fact I think it could have lived on its own without the Child's Play licensing. Also please put Aubrey Plaza in more horror movies!

(3.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: It wasn't as good as the other chucky because it was less horror and this chunky was a little more creepy. I think the other Chucky was better. There is only one thing that really scared me, it was when Andy thought it was Chucky bit it was just his mom came. (Jump scare)





55.) A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting (2020) (Streaming)*

My Thoughts: So, not my choice but you know it''s about give and take. A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting is basically Netflix ripping of a kids TV show called Odd Squad but using slightly older actors. Our lead baby-sitter, with a troubled past, checks on her ward just a few minutes too late as he is spirited away by a group of lightly colored Troll-esk monsters. Lucky for her there is a Babysitters monster hunter team that swings into action to rescue her client and stop the big bad. Decisively a cinematic effort aimed at those under 10 and so far in the challenge it's the only thing I have watched I thought to myself that I am 'too old' to enjoy this.

(2.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: Good. I like the bad guy, he reminds me a little bit of a pirate. And I feel like that blue monster is me. I have nothing else to say.



Oct 16th
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56.) Blood Cult (1985) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Shot on video trash. But the longer I watched it the more familiar everything looked. After a little IMDB-ing I discovered it was filmed locally! Which maybe not that shocking if you live in LA but if you live in Oklahoma, then that's something. The movie centers around a local Sheriff hot on the trail of a body part snatching killer who he is sure is tied up with Dungeons And Dragons somehow. It's got the gore and horror movie beats even if they are vastly mis-timed add to that a bizarre cast of people that you would probably never otherwise see in a film and you got... something... something different at any rate?. For lovers of trashy shot on video films and Oklahoma residents its interesting as a curiously but most will find it more of a bore.

(1.5 out of 5)





57.) The Haunted Castle Of Muskogee (2021) (In The Flesh) (Wild Card #1)

My Thoughts: This is the first Halloween event I have done since I first joined this challenge back in 2010. Outside of the normal stuff like trick or treating and what not. The last time I went to this event was about 15 years ago. I was single with friends and booze back then, now with the wife and kid it is a bit of a different experience. I must admit I over estimated the daughter's capability to handle the scarier bits. Seeing as how she is so great with the horror movies and forgetting that I am dead inside it didn't quite occur to me that it would really be all that scary for her. But hey everyone needs a little childhood trauma. Overall Hell Fest has ruined this kind of event for me as I will never go anywhere quite so spectacular. A haunted train raid through a trail of inflatable lawn decorations isn't really rocking my world. This is an event probably best for children, cosplayers and drunk people, none of which I was at the time. Also people, so many people, is this public? I don't wish to return to public.

(2.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Thoughts:
It was OK. I was expecting bigger castle, so a little disappointed but inside was pretty good. And where is mask policy? What happened to mask policy? And need more food stand.

(3 out of 5)


My Daughter's Thoughts: I don't like the castle... inside the castle. Because it was too scary. It was scarier than a horror movie. I like the train ride because of the music. And I kinda liked the food there but the funnel cake wasn't that good.





58.) The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! (1972) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: You know, all these years and I had never seen an Andy Milligan film. And now that I have seen The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here I see why. This is the kind of bizarre trashy stuff that you get with a lot of Something Weird Video titles. Plots that make no sense, scenes that drag on to fill running time, random torture scenes. I have never been into this kind of movie, too much experimental hippy garbage for me. And I didn't need the animal cruelty scene, at least in Cannibal Holocaust they ate those animals and it served as another method to unease the audience and cryptically warn our protagonist, here it was just inserted for no thematically reason. The best part of this movie is truly the title.

(1.5 out of 5)





B-19.) Clown Shoes: Octofest German-Style Märzen Ale (Massachusetts)

My Thoughts: Flashback brew! This one has been in the aged beer drawer since 2018, it also made an appearance in the bottom right of my challenge "art" that year. Now there is some disconcerting brown floaties in it that... I am just going to ignore. There is a very light hops pellet smell on top and lets dive in. Oh... there has been some flavor change here... Looking back at my 2018 review on this one I marked it as an IPA in disguise with strong hoppy notes and little to none in the way of Marzen taste. Now it taste downright pleasant. There is no aggressive hops bite anymore, if I were going in blind I would think this was just a slightly hoppy apricot beer. I like this much better now than I did fresh in 2018 but also I have been a bit leery about aging cans so it is still a bit worrisome how much the flavor did change...

(3 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste:
Taste like lemony. Very clear, christ, sour feel like lemon and grapefruit combination beer. I like it.



Oct 17th
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59.) Commentary For Fade To Black (1980) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Wow, three commentary tracks on this one! I opted for the Hysteria Continues track but will be checking out the historian and lead actor tracks in the future. This commentary was not quite as good as their Silent Madness or Graduation Day tracks and that seems to kind of play into them not growing up fans of this film but learning to appreciate it over time. Also maybe because it is less the slasher and more an odd ball character story but they do have quite the interesting view of labeling this as West Coast Manic. Additionally I really like how they reference original reviews for the movies they do, especially since it seems like every movie reviewer in the 80's hated genre films for some reason. Still worth a listen and I am eager to catch up with those other tracks after the challenge.

(3.5 out of 5)





60.) Chucky S01E01 Extended Version (2021) (Streaming) (Wild Card #2)*

My Thoughts: The one where Chucky gets woke. I found Chucky to be a bit heavy handed with the progressive politics, not that there is anything wrong with that but it almost seemed like every bit of character motivation from out lead was derived from their sexuality.
But I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt as series are always a little uneasy on their premier episodes. In this continuation of the pre-reboot mythology Chucky or at least a Chucky has made his way into a garage sale and then into the possession of a trouble youth teen. So far I don't really like any of the characters but it is at least better than Childs Play 4 & 5. Chucky does his shtick and with the right voice although his murder rate does seem, at least in the first episode, to be unusually low. A shaky but acceptable start.

(3 out of 5)


My Wife's Thoughts: I like way better than last Chucky Movies (Seed being the last one she saw) and Chucky changed his face feature, I loved that. And he slapped Jake's face, I like that too. Yeah that's a good start. Waiting to see the second one.

My Daughter's Thoughts: I like it. I would watch this show more. It's interesting and weird... the doll sculpture.





61.) Galaxy Of Terror (1981) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: Grade A low budget Alien knock off. I felt myself captivated by the universe created here and the mystery of the story.. well until the last 20-30 minutes. Up until then though this movie goes all out on the low budget effects and creates a very satisfying and deep Sci-Fi universe to live in, yes you can see the edges of the budget from time to time but a fantastic effort from a smaller studio. Instead of calling out favorite comments I would just suggest if you are into sci-fi and more specifically horror sci-fi that you just take the time to see this one, knowing that the end is kinda meh. Greatly looking forward to listening to the commentary on this one.

(3.5 out of 5)



Oct 18th
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62.) Commentary For Galaxy Of Terror (1981) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: This was a fun track with a mix of cast and crew, including the girl who had the close encounter with the worm. And they loved talking about it, a lot. You will hear a lot about that scene and a lot of fascinating behind the scenes stuff about James Cameron, Bill Paxton and Robert England. Before historian tracks became a thing this would have been a pinnacle track for me. But even though it's not quite up there with the top ranks of historian tracks but it was super enjoyable and a worthwhile listen for anyone who liked the movie or is into Roger Coman's menagerie of work.

(4.5 out of 5)





63.) Better Off Zed (2018) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: Then to live without you! No, this movie is not the zombie apocalypse equivalent to Better Off Dead. What it is is a super low budget 1 house zombie movie about a couple who didn't flee at the start of the outbreak and now are starting to dig the calming serenity that the the zombie hoard brings. No more work, no more mortgage, power & water still work, why leave? As a genre fan I have seen a lot of low low budget horror movies. Mostly they are out in the woods and they suck. This movie has relatable characters, situations, and a bit of black comedy that hits. Yes it could have been better but I liked it as a tale of non-survivalists in the zombie apocalypse.

(3.5 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts:
Gooood. Guy kind of reminds me of.. the guy from Walking Dead. (Rick?) Yeah, the one that looks similar to that guy. It's not great to be in a house in a zombie movie because then it's just going to get worse and worse. (What is your zombie apocalypse game plan?) Probably just walk around and kill zombies.





64.) Sleepy Hollow High (2000) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: The audacity to put three and a half stars on the cover. This shot on video garbage is an attempt to cash in on the Scream craze that hit in the late 90's. It involves a group of supposed high schoolers (some who look older than me) who have to pick up trash in the woods and get picked off one by one by a guy in a Halloween costume store pumpkin head. It has bad everything. Even the security stickers on the DVD case were so bad I just tossed the case and put it in a replacement as opposed to dealing with them, then after the movie lamented the fact that I squandered a replacement case on this title. This is the kind of trash that the guys at Red Letter Media like to torture themselves with, fun in concept but torture in practice.

(1 out of 5)





B-20.) Shipyard: Pumpkinhead (Maine)

My Thoughts: Challenge staple Pumpkinhead is always a sight for sore eyes when I see it's annual roll into the store. While not boasting the highest ABV I have come to look forward to this perpetually exemplar pumpkin elixir. And this year is no different. Very pleasant pumpkin Spice scent on top, basically the smell your brain conjures up when you try to imagine pumpkin spice beer. Very light, delicious pumpkin beer. Flavor shifts quickly from pumpkin to pumpkin spice with just a slight peppery hint around the outsides of the pallet. I am a fan of beers light on the hops and this is that. Taste like fall.

(4 out of 5)





B-21.) Pairie Artisan Ales: Pumpkin Kerfuffle (Oklahoma)*

My Thoughts: Smells like a pumpkin that's being used as a punch bowl (the punch being guava flavored). Over the lips and past the tongue... thats weird... It's a sour. With an oddly heavy salt chaser. I am not really getting any pumpkin... Mayne if I really concentrate there is just a hint of pumpkin spice at the end of the sip. Awesome can art but this is not the beer I was looking for.

(2.5 out of 5)

My Wife's Taste:
Smells like candle, some kind of. (Grumpy Cat facial expression) Strong fruity... cinnamon-y taste? I don't think that this is that high alcohol... taste bad. Blah.



Oct 19th
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65.) Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) (Streaming)*

My Thoughts: This was a perfect genre film. Likable but flawed cast, ancient mystery, fantastic lore and memorable killers. I just dug this all around. Now I must admit that this was following up the worst movie I have seen all month but dang if I didn't one. Starting with its pre-Scream 1994 setting Fear Street knocked it out of the park with the music and the outfits in a way that Capitan Marvel should have. We have a Springfield/Shelbyville dynamic here where one town is prospering and doing great and the other town is kinda run down and also known as the flip out murder capital of the world. As we spend time with our lowly Shelbyville-esk cast we start to unravel that there is an ancient, dare I say Hocus Pocus-y, curse over the town. Great effects, handsome gore, suspense this movie was the while package. Kinda like a season of American Horror story distilled down into a movie where you don't get to used to or tired of the characters. Super excited for the 70's followup.

(5 out of 5)





66.) Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) (Streaming)*

My Thoughts: Oh no, I should have tried to sync it up where Part Three: 1666 was my number 66, what a fool I was. Not quite as good as the first one. And oddly enough for the same reason, in the first one the music was very on point but here it seemed a bit played out, a little too much Guardians Of The Galaxy in my horror movie. Dug the camp setting and how it went a bit more Meatballs than Friday The 13th... well until the end. Also we seem to get a pretty final wrap up here so I guess they are going for a Gingersnaps Threequel Prequel? Whatever the case I am really liking having a movie and two sequels put up at the same time as opposed to having to wait 2-3 years between each one. Keep that up Netflix.

(4 out of 5)





B-22.) Hacker-Pschorr: Oktoberfest Marzen (Germany)*

My Thoughts: A German classic and frequent winner/runner up for me in the Oktoberfest class of refreshments. A very nice floral and ever so slightly hoppy scene giving me that after the rain on a cool autumns day feel. Mmmm, suddenly I am in the mood for bratwurst and spaetzle. I don't know how many times I can really describe the taste of an Oktoberfest Marzen but this is it. The one might be a touch happier than it could have been but was still outstanding.

(4.5 out of 5)





B-23.) Samuel Adams: Jack-O (Massachusetts)*

My Thoughts: A little touch of New England to go with my Fear Street 1666 viewing. Heavy pumpkin spice scent to that one with maybe just a tad of liquorish and leather.... Now thats that witchy pumpkin taste I have been after. Perfect blend of pumpkin with not too much cinnamon and nutmeg. I don't say this lightly (and I am surprised to be saying it about a Sammy) but this is a perfect pumpkin beer. Currently best pumpkin in challenge and honestly I really don't see that changing.

(5 out of 5)





67.) Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) (Streaming)*

My Thoughts: Alas 1666 is just not as interesting at 1994 or 1978. And the American Horror story casting of our 1666 segment was a bit weak. Especially when thinking about the... situations that our Netflix ethically diverse cast would be actually subjected to back in 1666. Where this film did excel is when they used the 1666 story to tweak the 1994 one. Overall it was a good conclusion of the story, not a great one.

(3.5 out of 5)



Oct 20th
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



68.) Count Yorga Vampire (1970) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: I am assuming that the is the American reaction to Hammers popular Dracula series. Not-Dracula moves from stuffy old Europe to sunny California where he's up to his old tricks again of feeding on the locals. This paint by numbers affair is a perfectly fine vampire movie but it is utterly unremarkable in any way. The is perhaps due to targeting a younger or more stuck up audience? It's a PG-13 film and you feel it. I am a bit curious how they are planning on resurrecting him for the sequel though as the last film seemed to end pretty finally for out titular count (assuming his hear is in his stomach of course).

(3 out of 5)





69.) Deadly Friend (1986) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: This movie... easily the most I have laughed all challenge. Probably a big disappointment back in 1986 but 100% 'so bad it's good' 80's cheesetastrify now. Where to even begin. This is maybe one of the few movies I have seen this challenge that just didn't know what it wanted to be or what it's characters should be doing or anything. Starts out as maybe an evil Johnny 5 tale, which OK I would be down for. No, old lady from the Goonies shots guns it to pieces while out main cast of characters are trick or treating, which how old are our characters? Ones working in a college laboratory, one is delivering newspapers and then Kristy Swanson is 16 but made up to look older. It's bizarre. Expect to see every juvenile character bleeding from the nose at some point, Lifetime moments, basketball bloopers, parent doping, body snatching, corpse re-animation/robot-i-fication? And that flipping crazy end credits song. There is so much here, so so much. It's a terrible movie but I had a lot of fun watching it.

(3 out of 5)

My Daughter's Thoughts: Good... this song is a little weird...BB BB BB. I don't like that cover. I like her more when she is a human, was Sam even real? Or was that just a robot all along? I saw something fake, I saw some fake skin. (wrist breaking scene)





70.) The Return Of Count Yorga (1971) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: They upped the rating to R but somehow it still ended up being more boring than the original.




71.) The Omen (1976) (DVD)*

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)


Oct 21st
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



72.) Harpoon (2019) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)





73.) Phantasm II (1988) (Blu-Ray)

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)



Oct 22nd
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



74.) Commentary For Phantasm II (1988) (Blu-Ray)*

My Thoughts: x

(x out of 5)

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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

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Theme Night:

Spoiler:
-x- 09/30: Indie/Arthouse Crossover
..........Vampyr
..........Commentary For Vampyr
..........Road Games
-x- 10/01: SterlingBen's Fermentation Of Fear

..........Slither
-x- 10/02: Slashers / Serial Killers

..........Venom: Let There Be Carnage
..........Silent Madness 3D
-x- 10/03: Subterranean Horror
..........Dawn Of The Mummy
..........The Severed Arm
-x- 10/04: Chronological Horror Years Face-off (1921 vs 1946 vs 1971 vs 1996)

..........A Bay Of Blood
..........Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
-x- 10/05: Elvira's Movie Macabre 30th Anniversary
..........Witching Time
-x- 10/06: School's Out ...Forever!
..........Cutting Class
-x- 10/07: Ladies Who Kill

..........Jackals
-x- 10/08: Hosted Films / Book Reviewed Films

..........Commentary For Warlock Moon
-x- 10/09: The Ultimate Guide To Strange Cinema
..........The Neon Demon
-x- 10/10: The Asian Buffet Of Terror
..........Corpse Mania
-x- 10/11: Streaming Originals & Exclusives

..........Mandy
-x- 10/12: In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels

..........Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
-x- 10/13: Skeptical Inquirer

..........Metamorphosis
-x- 10/14: Horror Documentaries / Film Historian Approved

..........Commentary For Silent Madness
-x- 10/15: The Letterboxd Top 250

..........Midsommar
-x- 10/16: 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: VCI/United

..........Blood Cult
-x- 10/17: Theaters Of Blood
..........Commentary For Fade To Black
-x- 10/18: Zombies

..........Better Off Zed
-
x- 10/19: Mystery
..........Fear Street Part One: 1994
..........Fear Street Part Two: 1978
..........Fear Street Part Three: 1666
-
x- 10/20: Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures
..........Count Yorga Vampire
--- 10/21: Hooded/Cloaked Figures
--- 10/22: Supernatural / Quiet / Soft
--- 10/23: The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial
--- 10/24: The European Passport To Terror
--- 10/25: One-Word Titles
--- 10/26: Suburban Horror
--- 10/27: The Four Seasons Of Death
--- 10/28: Horror Anthologies
--- 10/29: All The Colors Of Giallo
--- 10/30: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell
--- 10/31: All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest
--- 11/01: Horror Comedies Crossover
Checklist:

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
-x- 1930 - Vampyr (1932)
.................Commentary For Vampyr (1932)
--- 1940 -
-x- 1950 - Killers From Space (1954)
-
x- 1960 - Monster From A Prehistoric Planet (1967)
-
x- 1970 - The Severed Arm (1973)
.................A Bay Of Blood (1971)
.................Commentary For A Bay Of Blood (1971)
.................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror (1975)
.................Warlock Moon (1973)
.................Commentary For Warlock Moon (1973)
.................Old Dracula (1974)
.................The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here (1972)
.................
Count Yorga Vampire (1970)
-x- 1980 - Road Games (1981)
.................Silent Madness 3D (1984)
.................Dawn Of The Mummy (1981)
.................Witching Time (1988)
.................
Cutting Class (1989)
.................Deepstar Six (1989)
.................Commentary For Deepstar Six (1989)
.................
Corpse Mania (1981)
.................Teen Wolf Too (1987)
.................Scared Stiff (1987)
.................Commentary For Scared Stiff (1987)
.................Commentary For Silent Madness (1984)
.................Blood Cult (1985)
.................Commentary For Fade To Black (1980)
.................Galaxy Of Terror (1981)
.................Commentary For Galaxy Of Terror (1981)
.................Deadly Friend (1986)
-x- 1990 - My Boyfriend's Back (1993)
.................Trilogy Of Terror II (1996)
.................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II (1996)
.................
Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991)
.................Metamorphosis (1990)
-x- 2000 - Slither (2006)
................Commentary For Slither (2006)
................Sleepy Hollow High (2000)
-
x- 2010 - Trailer Trauma 3: 80's Horrorthon (2017)
.................What The Waters Left Behind (2017)
.................Jackals (2017)
.................The Neon Demon (2016)
.................Little Monsters (2019)
.................
Mandy (2018)
.................Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf (2014)
.................Disaster L.A. (2014)
.................JeruZalem (2015)
.................Midsommar (2019)
.................Child's Play (2019)
.................Better Off Zed (2018)
-x- 2020 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
.................Unhinged (2020)
.................Cursed Films (2020)
.................A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
.................The Hunt (2020)
.................Nightbooks (2021)
.................Malignant (2021)
.................Love And Monsters (2020)
.................A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting (2020)
.................Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition (2021)
.................Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021)
.................Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021)
.................Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021)

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-
x- PG - Road Games

..............Warlock Moon
..............Commentary For Warlock Moon
..............Teen Wolf Too
..............Old Dracula
..............Monster From A Prehistoric Planet
..............
Count Yorga Vampire
-x- PG-13 - Venom: Let There Be Carnage
...................My Boyfriend's Back
..................
.A Quiet Place Part II
...................Love And Monsters
-x- R - Slither
...........Commentary For Slither
...........Silent Madness
...........The Severed Arm
...........
A Bay Of Blood
...........Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
...........Trilogy Of Terror II
...........Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II
...........
Unhinged
...........Cutting Class
...........Deepstar Six
...........Commentary For Deepstar Six
...........The Neon Demon
...........Little Monsters
...........
The Hunt
...........Malignant
...........
Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
...........Scared Stiff
...........Commentary For Scared Stiff
...........Metamorphosis
...........Commentary For Silent Madness
...........JeruZalem
...........Midsommar
...........Child's Play
...........Commentary For Fade To Black
...........Galaxy Of Terror
...........Commentary For Galaxy Of Terror
...........Deadly Friend
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-x- Unrated - Vampyr
.....................Commentary For Vampyr
.....................Trailer Trauma 3: 80's Horrorthon
.....................Dawn Of The Mummy
.....................What The Waters Left Behind
.....................
Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
.....................Cursed Films
.....................Jackals
.....................
Nightbooks
.....................Killers From Space
....................
.Corpse Mania
.....................Mandy
.....................Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf
.....................Disaster L.A.
.....................Blood Cult
.....................A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting
.....................Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition
.....................Better Off Zed
.....................Sleepy Hollow High
.....................Fear Street Part One: 1994
.....................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
.....................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
--- M -
-
x- GP - The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here

Watch films in at least three formats:
-x- First format, (Blu-Ray), (Vampyr).
...........................................(Commentary For Vampyr)
...........................................(Trailer Trauma 3: 80's Horrorthon)
...........................................(Slither)
...........................................(Commentary For Slither)
...........................................(My Boyfriend's Back)
...........................................(Silent Madness 3D)
...........................................(The Severed Arm)
...........................................(What The Waters Left Behind)
...........................................(
Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror)
...........................................(Trilogy Of Terror II)
...........................................(Unhinged)
...........................................(Cursed Films)
...........................................(Deepstar Six)
...........................................(Commentary For Deepstar Six)
...........................................(The Neon Demon)
...........................................(Little Monsters)
...........................................(The Hunt)
..........................................
.(Mandy)
...........................................(Teen Wolf Too)
...........................................(Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf)
...........................................(Curse III: Blood Sacrifice)
...........................................(Scared Stiff)
...........................................(Commentary For Scared Stiff)
...........................................(Metamorphosis)
...........................................(Old Dracula)
...........................................(Commentary For Silent Madness)
...........................................(Midsommar)
...........................................(Child's Play)
...........................................(The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here)
...........................................(Commentary For Fade To Black)
...........................................(Galaxy Of Terror)
...........................................(Commentary For Galaxy Of Terror)
...........................................(Deadly Friend)
-x- Second format, (DVD), (Road Games).
...........................................(Dawn Of The Mummy)
...........................................(
A Bay Of Blood)
...........................................(Commentary For A Bay Of Blood)
...........................................(Jackals)
...........................................(
Warlock Moon)
...........................................(Commentary For Warlock Moon)
...........................................(Killers From Space)
...........................................
(Corpse Mania)
...........................................(Disaster L.A.)
...........................................(Monster From A Prehistoric Planet)
...........................................(JeruZalem)
...........................................(Blood Cult)
...........................................(Better Off Zed)
...........................................(Sleepy Hollow High)
...........................................(
Count Yorga Vampire)
-x- Third format, (Theater), (Venom: Let There Be Carnage).
-x- Fourth format, (VHS), (Witching Time).
.........................................(Cutting Class)
-x- Fifth format, (4K UHD), (A Quiet Place Part II).
...........................................(Love And Monsters)
-x- Sixth format, (Streaming), (Nightbooks).
................................................(Malignant)
................................................(A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting)
................................................(Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition)
................................................(Fear Street Part One: 1994)
................................................(Fear Street Part Two: 1978)
................................................(Fear Street Part Three: 1666)


Watch films in at least three languages:
-x- First language, (German), (Vampyr).
................................................(Commentary For Vampyr)
-x- Second language, (Spanish), (What The Waters Left Behind).
-x- Third language, (Cantonese or Mandarin), (Corpse Mania).

Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter -
--- Arielle Brachfield -
--- Clancy Brown -
--- Chuck Connors -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Udo Kier -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lynn Lowry -
--- Virginia Madsen -
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
--- P.J. Soles -
--- Tony Todd -
--- Recently Deceased (insert actor) -

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
-
x- James Wan - Malignant
--- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 -
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Pino Donaggio -
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Rick Baker -
--- Joe Blasco -
--- KNB EFX Group -
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
--- Christopher Landon -
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Curt Siodmak -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-
x- *3-D Film - Silent Madness 3D

........................Commentary For Silent Madness
-x- Anthology Film - Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
.................................Trilogy Of Terror II
.................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II

-
x- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
- Midsommar
--- Based on a True Story -
-x- Based on a Novel - Vampyr
.....................................Commentary For Vampyr

.....................................The Hunt
.....................................Fear Street Part One: 1994
.....................................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
.....................................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
-x- Cannibalism - Road Games
.............................What The Waters Left Behind
.............................Warlock Moon
.............................
Commentary For Warlock Moon
.............................The Neon Demon
-x- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
.......................................................................Trilogy Of Terror II
.......................................................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II

--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-
x- Comedy / Spoof - My Boyfriend's Back
...................................
Cutting Class
...................................Little Monsters

...................................Teen Wolf Too
...................................Love And Monsters
...................................Old Dracula
...................................Better Off Zed
-x- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Vampyr
............................................................................Commentary For Vampyr
--- Cryptid Cinema -
--- Death by: Electrocution
-
x- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2 - Slither
.................................................................................................... .Commentary For Slither
-
x- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber - My Boyfriend's Back
...........................................................
A Bay Of Blood
...........................................................Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
...........................................................Deepstar Six
...........................................................Commentary For Deepstar Six
-x- Documentary - Cursed Films
-x- Dream Horror - Vampyr
...............................Commentary For Vampyr
...............................My Boyfriend's Back
...............................The Neon Demon
...............................
Malignant

...............................Mandy
...............................Scared Stiff
...............................Commentry For Scared Stiff
...............................Sleepy Hollow High
--- Drunk Horror -
-x- Euro Horror - Vampyr
...........................Commentary For Vampyr
...........................
A Bay Of Blood
...........................Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
...........................Witching Time
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
-
x- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Slither
.....................................................................Commentary For Slither
.....................................................................
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
.....................................................................A Quiet Place Part II
.....................................................................Killers From Space

.....................................................................Galaxy Of Terror
.....................................................................Commentary For Galaxy Of Terror
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
-
x- Firearms - A Bay Of Blood
.......................Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
.......................What The Waters Left Behind

.......................Mandy
.......................Fear Street Part One: 1994
.......................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
.......................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
-x- Flashback - Silent Madness 3D
.........................
A Quiet Place Part II
.........................Killers From Space
.........................Malignant

.........................Scared Stiff
.........................Commentary For Scared Stiff
.........................Commentary For Silent Madness
.........................Fear Street Part One: 1994
.........................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
.........................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
--- Fog, 2 -
-
x- Folk Horror - Nightbooks

...........................Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
...........................Midsommar
...........................Fear Street Part One: 1994
...........................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
...........................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
-
x- Found Footage
- JeruZalem
--- Frankenstein -
-x- Ghost / Haunting - Vampyr
....................................Commentary For Vampyr
....................................Warlock Moon
....................................
Commentary For Warlock Moon

....................................Scared Stiff
....................................Commentary For Scared Stiff
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
-
x- Kaiju / Giant Monster - Killers From Space
...........................................
Love And Monsters
...........................................Monster From A Prehistoric Planet
-x- Killer / Evil Animal - Trilogy Of Terror II
......................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II
......................................
Deepstar Six
......................................Commentary For Deepstar Six
-x- Killer / Evil Child - Trilogy Of Terror II
...................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II

-x- Killer / Evil Doll - Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
.................................Trilogy Of Terror II
.................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II

.................................Child's Play
.................................Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition
--- Luchador -
-
x- Made-for-TV Movie - Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
........................................Trilogy Of Terror II
........................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II

-
x- Mad Scientist
- Metamorphosis
..............................Deadly Friend
-x- Mummy - Dawn Of The Mummy
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-
x- Name In Title
- Mandy
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
-x- Psychological - Vampyr
...............................Commentary For Vampyr
...............................
Warlock Moon
...............................
Commentary For Warlock Moon
...............................Malignant

...............................Mandy
...............................Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
...............................Scared Stiff
...............................Commentary For Scared Stiff
...............................Commentary For Fade To Black
...............................Galaxy Of Terror
...............................Commentary For Galaxy Of Terror
-x- Quarantine - Love And Monsters
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
-
x- Shudder Original / Exclusive - Cursed Films

......................................................Mandy
-x- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Road Games
...................................................................Silent Madness 3D
...................................................................The Severed Arm
...................................................................
Unhinged
...................................................................Cutting Class
...................................................................Jackals
...................................................................
Warlock Moon
...................................................................
Commentary For Warlock Moon
...................................................................The Neon Demon
...................................................................
Malignant

...................................................................Corpse Mania
...................................................................Mandy
...................................................................Commentary For Silent Madness
...................................................................Blood Cult
...................................................................The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here
...................................................................Commentary For Fade To Black
...................................................................Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition
...................................................................Sleepy Hollow High
...................................................................Fear Street Part One: 1994
...................................................................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
...................................................................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
--- Slow Motion -
-
x- Split Personality - Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
...................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II
...................................
Malignant
-x- Suicide - What The Waters Left Behind
--- Takes Place in a Crypt -
-
x- Takes Place in a High School - Cutting Class
.......................................................A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting
.......................................................Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition

.......................................................Fear Street Part One: 1994
-x- Takes Place in a Library - Nightbooks
...............................................Blood Cult
--- Takes Place on a Mountain -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
-
x- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Deepstar Six
..............................................................Commentary For Deepstar Six
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
-
x- Title Spoken By Character, 2 - Cutting Class
.......................................................Deepstar Six
.......................................................Nightbooks
-x- Trailer Compilation - Trailer Trauma 3: 80's Horrorthon
-
x- Travelogue - Dawn Of The Mummy
-x- Vampire - Vampyr
......................Commentary For Vampyr
......................
Old Dracula
......................
Count Yorga Vampire
-x- Voyeurism - Silent Madness 3D
-
x- Werewolf
- Teen Wolf Too
........................Late Phases: Night Of The Lone Wolf
........................The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here
-x- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Witching Time
..........................................................Trilogy Of Terror II
..........................................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II
..........................................................
Nightbooks

..........................................................Mandy
..........................................................Curse III: Blood Sacrifice
..........................................................JeruZalem
..........................................................Midsommar
..........................................................Blood Cult
..........................................................Fear Street Part One: 1994
..........................................................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
..........................................................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
--- Wilhelm Scream -
-x- With Commentary - Commentary For Vampyr
......................................Commentary For Slither
......................................
Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
......................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
......................................Commentary For Deepstar Six
......................................Commentary For Warlock Moon

......................................Commentary For Scared Stiff
......................................Commentary For Silent Madness
......................................Commentary For Fade To Black
......................................Commentary For Galaxy Of Terror
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
-
x- Zombie - Slither
.....................Commentary For Slither
.....................My Boyfriend's Back
.....................
Little Monsters

.....................Disaster L.A.
.....................Better Off Zed

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1921 (100th) -
--- 1946 (75th) -
-
x- 1971 (50th) - A Bay Of Blood
...........................Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
-x- 1996 (25th) – Trilogy Of Terror II
............................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
-
x- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre - Witching Time
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
-
x- Killed during sex - A Bay Of Blood
....................................Commentary For A Bay Of Blood
-
x- New House, New Problems, 2
- Scared Stiff
.........................................................Commentary For Scared Stiff
-x- No cell phone service - Slither
...........................................Commentary For Slither
...........................................
Little Monsters

...........................................Disaster L.A.
...........................................Better Off Zed
-x- Making dumb decisions - Silent Madness 3D
..............................................Trilogy Of Terror II
..............................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II
..............................................
Warlock Moon

..............................................Commentary For Warlock Moon
..............................................Commentary For Silent Madness
..............................................Midsommar
..............................................Better Off Zed

..............................................Sleepy Hollow High
..............................................Deadly Friend
-x- The creepy gas station attendant - What The Waters Left Behind
-
x- The evil doll that comes to life - Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror
........................................................Trilogy Of Terror II
........................................................Commentary For Trilogy Of Terror II
........................................................Child's Play
........................................................Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition
-
x- The mirror scare - Malignant
--- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle -

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
--- Recently deceased list -

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video ,2 -
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
--- 16mm -

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Frankenhooker (1990) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- Octaman (1971) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
--- Spookies (1986) -

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
--- Original -
--- Remake -

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
--- Film #1 -
--- Film #2 -

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
-
x- Features a character waking up from a nightmare - My Boyfriend's Back
........................................................................................Malignant
........................................................................................Scared Stiff

........................................................................................Midsommar
........................................................................................Sleepy Hollow High
........................................................................................Deadly Friend
--- Was made in the 1990s -
-
x- Features a LGBT character - What The Waters Left Behind
....................................................The Neon Demon
....................................................
Old Dracula
....................................................Chucky S01E01 Extended Edition

....................................................Fear Street Part One: 1994
....................................................Fear Street Part Two: 1978
....................................................Fear Street Part Three: 1666
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
-x- Features a severed head - Dawn Of The Mummy
.................................................Night School
.................................................
Little Monsters

.................................................Mandy
.................................................Blood Cult
.................................................Child's Play
.................................................Sleepy Hollow High
-x- Has a scene in a nightclub - Venom: Let There Be Carnage
...................................................Old Dracula
--- Was shot in Mexico -
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
-x- Features a funeral scene - Vampyr
................................................Commentary For Vampyr
--- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of -

Attend a live
or virtual event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-x- (The Haunted Castle Of Muskogee). OPTIONAL

--- Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - 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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2021 Horror Challenge



First Time Viewing = Orange


September 30
1. Santa Sangre (1989) - 3/5 (4K UHD)
1.5. Black Summer: Season 2, Episode 1 (2021)

October 1
2. Black Summer: Season 2, Episode 2 (2021)
3. Slither (2006) - 3/5 (Stream)
4. Black Summer: Season 2, Episodes 3 & 4 (2021)

October 2
5. Black Summer: Season 2, Episodes 5 & 6 (2021)
6. Silent Madness (1984) - 2.5/5 (3D Blu-ray)
6.5. Black Summer: Season 2, Episode 7 (2021)

October 3
7. Black Summer: Season 2, Episode 8 (2021)
8. My Bloody Valentine (1981) - 3.5/5 (Blu-ray)

October 4
9. She-Wolf of London (1946) - 2.5/5 (Blu-ray)

October 5
9.5. Brand New Cherry Flavor: Episode 1 (2021)
10.5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) - 3.5/5 (Blu-ray)

October 6
11.5. The Birds (1963) - 3/5 (4K UHD)

October 7
12.5. Dead & Buried (1981) - 4/5 (4K UHD)

October 8
13.5. Brand New Cherry Flavor: Episodes 2 & 3 (2021)
14.5. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) - 3/5 (Stream)
15.5. Brand New Cherry Flavor: Episodes 4 & 5 (2021)

October 9
16. Brand New Cherry Flavor: Episode 6 (2021)
17. Psycho (1960) - 3/5 (4K UHD)
18. Tourist Trap (1979) - 4/5 (Blu-ray)

October 10
19. The Wailing (2016) - 4/5 (Stream)

October 11
20. Brand New Cherry Flavor: Episodes 7 & 8 (2021)
21. Creepshow: Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2 (2021)
22. The Mortuary Collection (2019) - 3/5 (Stream)

October 12
22.5. Creepshow: Season 2, Episode 3 (2021)
23.5. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) - 3.5/5 (Download)

October 13
24.5. Curse of the Demon (1957) - 3/5 (Download)

October 14
25. Creepshow: Season 2, Episode 4 (2021)
26. The Definitive Document of the Dead (2012) - 3/5 (Blu-ray)

October 15
26.5. Creepshow: Season 2, Episode 5 (2021)
27.5. Cure (1997) - 2.5/5 (Download)

October 16
28.5. American Horror Story: Double Feature - Episodes 1 & 2 (2021)
29.5. The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) - 3.5/5 (4K UHD)

October 17
30.5. Fade To Black (1980) - 2.5/5 (Stream)

October 18
31. American Horror Story: Double Feature - Episode 3 (2021)
32. Dawn of the Dead (1978) - 5/5 (4K UHD)

October 19
33. The Ninth Gate (1999) - 3.5/5 (Download)

October 20
34. Wildling (2018) - 2.5/5 (Download)
34.5. American Horror Story: Double Feature - Episode 4 (2021)

October 21
35. American Horror Story: Double Feature - Episode 5 (2021)
36. The Nun (2018) - 2.5/5 (Blu-ray)



Theme Nights
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: 20% Alcohol by Volume. 100% Fear By Death. - SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear - Slither (2006)
-X- 10/02: It Slices. It Dices. It Circumcises. - Slashers, 2, 3 / Serial Killers - Silent Madness (1984)
-X- 10/03: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - My Bloody Valentine (1981)
-X- 10/04: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff IX - 1921 (Platinum) Vs. 1946 (Diamond) Vs. 1971 (Gold) Vs. 1996 (Silver) - She-Wolf of London (1946)
-X- 10/05: Celebrating 40 Years of Unpleasant Dreams - Elvira's Movie Macabre 40th Anniversary - Night of the Living Dead (1968)
-X- 10/06: Reunions, Bullies & Greasy Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries;
Avoid the Pitfalls of Academic Life, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - School's Out ...Forever! - The Birds (1963)
-X- 10/07: She Slays Anyone in Her Way! - Ladies Who Kill - Dead & Buried (1981)
-X- 10/08: Blood, Boobs, and Beasts: Drive-In Total Ingredients For A Mutant Family Horror Feast
Joe Bob Says Check it Out! - Hosted Films / Book Reviewed Films - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
-X- 10/09: The Most Offbeat Films Ever Made - The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema - Tourist Trap (1979)
-X- 10/10: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors!
The Asian Buffet of Terrors - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Filipino / Indonesian - The Wailing (2016)
-X- 10/11: Instantaneous Blood-Soaked Entertainment from the Comfort of Your House
These Corporate-Owned Behemoth Prices Might Piss Off Your Spouse - Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
-X- 10/12: Copyright Laws Be Damned! These Unnoficial Flicks Are Italian-Crammed!
In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels & Trilogies - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
-X- 10/13: Call Them the Doubting Thomas, Contrarian, or the Non-Believer.
They're the Pessimist with the Inevitable Face Full of Cleaver. - Skeptical Inquirer - Curse of the Demon (1957)
-X- 10/14: A Journey Into the Guts of Horror - Horror Documentaries / Film Historian Approved - The Definitive Document of the Dead (2012)
-X- 10/15: High Caliber Films Determined By the Cinephile Vote
Some Are Distinguished, Others Go Right for the Throat - The Letterboxd Top 250 - Cure (1997)
-X- 10/16: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Retired, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Always Be Admired! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: VCI/United + Video Stores - The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970)
-X- 10/17: Theaters Return! Texters Beware! - Theaters of Blood - Fade To Black (1980)
-X- 10/18: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Cloths That Smell of Death!
Call In the Military, And Someone Tell Michael--Lay Off the Meth! - Zombies - Dawn of the Dead (1978)
-X- 10/19: It's Suspenseful! It's Mysterious! It's Intriguing! Whodunit?
Was it the Maid? A Ghost? ....I'm Being Hurled Off the Summit! - Mystery Horror Films - The Ninth Gate (1999)
-X- 10/20: Bela's Bloodsucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Full Moon Extravaganza! - Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Wildling (2018)
-X- 10/21: Hooded Hoodies Cloaked In Fear - Hooded / Cloaked Figures - The Nun (2018)
--- 10/22: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
--- 10/23: The Hotel Closes for the Winter, But Jack Invites You to a Party That Never Ends
The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial -
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent. Railway of Unnerving Descent. Airport Security of Hellish Torment. - The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: One Word. Multiple Ways to Die. - One-Word Titles -
--- 10/26: Welcome to Suburbia. The Houses Look the Same. The Portal To Hell Is Waiting. - Suburban Horror -
--- 10/27: Cold, Warm, Hot or Chilly...These Deadly Seasons Will Scare You Silly! - The Four Seasons of Death -
--- 10/28: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/29: Blood-Stained Black Gloves of Yellow - All the Colors of Giallo -
--- 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 -Sl


Subset List
Spoiler:
--- 09/30: group vote - Road Games (1981)
--- 11/01: group vote - Slaxx (2020)
--- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2021)

-X- 10/01: SterlingBen - Slither (2006)
-X- 10/02: clckorang - Silent Madness (1984)
--- 10/03: Toddarino - The Severed Arm (1973)
--- 10/04: MysterioMan007 - The Phantom Carriage (1921) / The Spiral Staircase (1946) / A Bay of Blood (1971) / The Frighteners (1996)
--- 10/05: Gobear - Witchfinder General (1968)
--- 10/06: hbsvb - Cutting Class (1989)
--- 10/07: rbrown498 - Carrie (1976)
-X- 10/08: Fist of Doom Jr - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
--- 10/09: Chad - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989)
--- 10/10: jholmes - Battle Royale (2000)
-X- 10/11: tarfrimmer - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
-X- 10/12: mallratcal - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
-X- 10/13: WillieMLF - Curse of the Demon (1957)
--- 10/14: Darkgod - In Search of Darkness (2019)
-X- 10/15: Cure - ororama (1997)
--- 10/16: DaveyJoe - Tower of Evil (1972)
-X- 10/17: alyxstarr - Fade to Black (1980)
--- 10/18: Trevor - Planet Terror (2007)
-X- 10/19: shellebelle - The Ninth Gate (1999)
-X- 10/20: Undeadcow - Daughters of Darkness (1971) / Wildling (2018)
--- 10/21: indiephantom - The Collector (2009)
--- 10/22: TheBigDave - The Empty Man (2020)
--- 10/23: jacob_b - Freaky (2020)
--- 10/24: Bladz - Triangle (2009)
--- 10/25: Numbercrunch - Possessor (2020)
--- 10/26: T-bone22 - The Gate (1987)
--- 10/27: Shack - The Untold Story (1993)
--- 10/28: pacaway - Body Bags (1993)
--- 10/29: Voorheeshulk - Opera (1987)
--- 10/30: Darth Maher - Evil Dead II (1987)
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Halloween Kills (2021)

________________
Horror Challenge
2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011

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1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 73 min.
2. Not of This Earth (1957) 67 min.
3. Count Dracula (1970) * 97 min.
4. Hush (2016) * 82 min.
5. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) * 89 min.
6. Titane (2021) * 108 min.
7. Cuadecuc, Vampir (1971) * 66 min.
8. Girl From Nowhere: Pregnant (2021) * 48 min.
9. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) * 82 min.
10. Frankenstein (1931) 70 min.
11. The Call of Cthulhu (2005) 47 min.
12. Mark of the Vampire (1935) 60 min.
13. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 75 min.
14. Hausu (1977) 88 min.
15. Son of Frankenstein (1939) 100 min.
16. Host (2020) * 68 min.
17. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) 63 min.
18. Tales from the Hood (1995) * 98 min.
19. Annabel Lee (2001) 20 min.
20. Taxidermia (2006) * 95 min.
21. Sabrina (2018) * 114 min.
22. Girl From Nowhere: Minnie and the Four Bodies (2021) * 44 min.
23. Haunted Spooks (1920) 25 min.
24. Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (1979) 106 min.
25. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) * 76 min.
26. Humanoids from the Deep (1980) * 80 min.
27. Fear Street: 1994 (2021) * 106 min.
28. Jaws 2 (1978) * 116 min.
29. Queen of Blood (1966) * 78 min.
30. Fear Street: 1978 (2021) * 109 min.
31. The Addams Family 2 (2021) * 93 min.
32. The Haunting of Hill House: Steven Sees a Ghost (2018) * 60 min.
33. The Haunting of Hill House: Open Casket (2018) * 51 min.
34. The Haunting of Hill House: Touch (2018) * 53 min.
35. The Haunting of Hill House: The Twin Thing (2018) * 53 min.
36. The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady (2018) * 70 min.
37. Fear Street: 1666 (2021) * 113 min.
38. War of the Satellites (1958) 66 min.
39. The Monolith Monsters (1957) * 77 min.
40. The Haunting of Hill House: Two Storms (2018) * 56 min.
41. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) * 97 min.
42. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) * 76 min.
43. Girl From Nowhere: Yuri (2021) * 42 min.
44. The Devil-Doll (1936) 78 min.
45. Slumber Party Massacre III (1990) * 87 min.
46. Cool Air (1999) 43 min.
47. Frankenstein (1910) 13 min.
48. The Haunting of Hill House: Eulogy (2018) * 60 min.
49. There Was a Little Girl (1981) * 93 min.
50. Island of Lost Souls (1932) 70 min.
51. Vampyros Lesbos (1971) * 89 min.
52. Lamb (2021) * 106 min.
53. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971) * 80 min.
54. The Haunting of Hill House: Witness Marks (2018) * 42 min.
55. Halloween Kills (2021) * 105 min.
57. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) * 111 min.
58. Jaws 3 (1983) 98 min.
59. The Haunting of Hill House: Screaming Meemies (2018) * 57 min.
60. Goedam: Crack (2020) 9 min.
61. Goedam: Destination (2020) * 8 min.
62. The Iron Rose (1973) 80 min.
63. The Haunting of Hill House: Silence Lay Steadily (2018) * 71 min.
64. Goedam: Special Guest (2020) * 9 min.



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Oct. 1
1. Wildling (2018) - Streaming - Netflix
2. Malignant (2021) - Streaming - HBOMax
3. Slither (2006) - Blu-ray

Oct. 2
4. Silent Madness (1984) - 3D Blu-ray
5. The Blair Witch Project (1999) - Blu-ray (with audio commentary)
6. Venom (2018) - 3D Blu-ray
7. Hellbenders (2012) - 3D Blu-ray
8. Friday the 13th - Part III (1982) - 3D Blu-ray
9. It Came From Outer Space (1953) - 3D Blu-ray

Oct. 3
10. The Severed Arm (1973) - Blu-ray
11. Green Room (2015) - Blu-ray
12. Slaxx (2020) - Streaming - Shudder
13. Cult of the Cobra (1955) - DVR
14. Fear Street: Part One - 1994 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix

Oct. 4
15. American Horror Story - "Thirst" 10.3 (2021)
American Horror Story - "Blood Buffet" 10.4 (2021)
16, A Bay of Blood (1971) - Blu-ray
17. Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 (2021) - Streaming (Netflix)

Oct. 5
18. Witchfinder General (1968) - Blu-ray
19. American Horror Stories - "Rubber (Wo)man: Part 1 (2021)
American Horror Stories - "Rubber (Wo)man: Part 2 (2021)

Oct. 6
20. Cutting Class (1989) - Blu-ray

Oct. 7
21. Paranormal Activity (2007) - Blu-ray (with Rifftrax)
22. The Hunt (2020) - Blu-ray
23. What We Do In the Shadows - "Casino" 3.4 (2021) - DVR
What We Do In the Shadows - "The Chamber of Judgement" 3.5 (2021) - DVR
What We Do In the Shadows - "The Escape" 3.6 (2021) - DVR
What We Do In the Shadows - "The Siren" 3.7 (2021) - DVR

Oct. 8
24. American Horror Story - "Gaslight" 10.5 (2021) - DVR
American Horror Story - "Winter Kills" 10.6 (2021) - DVR
25. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) - Blu-ray
26. The Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) - Blu-ray
27. The Slumber Party Massacre III (1990) - Blu-ray

Oct. 9
28. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968) - DVR
29. The Hidden Hand (1942) - DVR
30. Halloween (1978) - UHD (with Rifftrax)
31. Dead Men Walk (1943) - DVR
32. Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989) - Blu-ray
33. Midnight Mass - "Book I: Genesis" 1.1 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix
Midnight Mass - "Book II: Psalms" 1.2 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix
34. Midnight Mass - "Book III: Proverbs" 1.3 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix
Midnight Mass - "Book IV: Lamentations" 1.4 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix
35. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) - Blu-ray

Oct. 10
36. Midnight Mass - "Book V: Gospel" 1.5 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix
Midnight Mass - "Book VI: Acts of the Apostles" 1.6 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix
37. Battle Royale (2000) - Blu-ray
38. Escape the Undertaker (2021) - Streaming - Netflix

Oct. 11
39. The Mortuary Collection (2019) - Streaming - Shudder
40. Lyle (2014) - Streaming - Shudder
41. The Black Cat (1934) - Blu-ray

Oct. 12
42. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2 (1987) - Streaming - Shudder
43. Don't Fuck in the Woods (2016) - Blu-ray

Oct. 13
44. Night of the Demon (1957) - Streaming - Fandor
45. Freaky (2020) - Blu-ray

Oct. 14
46. Haunters: The Art of the Scare (2017) - Streaming - Shudder
47. Planet Terror (2007) - Blu-ray

Oct. 15
48. The Collector (2009) - Blu-ray
49. The Collection (2012) - Blu-ray
50. Halloween (1978) - UHD

51. American Horror Story - "Take Me to Your Leader" 10.7 (2021) - DVR
American Horror Story - "Inside" 10.8 (2021) - DVR
52. Halloween (2018) - UHD
53. Halloween Kills (2021) - Streaming - Peacock
54. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) - Blu-ray

Oct. 16
55. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961) - Blu-ray
56. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) - Blu-ray
57. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) - Blu-ray
58. The Thing (1982) - UHD
59. Opera (1987) - Blu-ray
60. Scared to Death (1947) - DVR

Oct. 17
61. The Mysterious Doctor (1943) - DVR
62. Fade to Black (1980) - Blu-ray
63. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) - Blu-ray

64. What We Do In the Shadows - "The Wellness Center" 3.8 (2021) - DVR
The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXXII" (2021) - DVR
The Great North - "The Yawn of the Dead Adventure" (2021) - DVR
Bob's Burgers - "The Pumpkinening" (2021) - DVR
65. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2016) - Blu-ray 3D

Oct. 18
66. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) - Blu-ray 3D
67. Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) - Blu-ray 3D
68. Carrie (1976) - Blu-ray

Oct. 19
69. The Ninth Gate (1999)

Oct. 20
70. Tower of Evil (1972) - Blu-ray

71. Dave Made a Maze (2017) - Blu-ray
72. American Horror Stories - "Drive In" 1.3 (2021) - Streaming - Hulu
American Horror Stories - "The Naughty List" 1.4 (2021) - Streaming - Hulu
73. Fright Night (2011) - Blu-ray 3D

Oct. 21
74. The Bye Bye Man (2017) - Blu-ray



Temporary
Midnight Mass - "Book VII: Revelation" 1.7 (2021) - Streaming - Netflix
American Horror Story - "Blue Moon" 10.9 (2021) - DVR

Themes
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: 20% Alcohol by Volume. 100% Fear By Death. - SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear - Slither
-X- 10/02: It Slices. It Dices. It Circumcises. - Slashers, 2, 3 / Serial Killers - Silent Madness
-X- 10/03: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - The Severed Arm
-X- 10/04: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff IX - 1921 (Platinum) Vs. 1946 (Diamond) Vs. 1971 (Gold) Vs. 1996 (Silver) -
-X- 10/05: Celebrating 40 Years of Unpleasant Dreams - Elvira's Movie Macabre 40th Anniversary - Witchfinder General
-X- 10/06: Reunions, Bullies & Greasy Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries;
Avoid the Pitfalls of Academic Life, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - School's Out ...Forever! - Cutting Class
-X- 10/07: She Slays Anyone in Her Way! - Ladies Who Kill - The Hunt
-X- 10/08: Blood, Boobs, and Beasts: Drive-In Total Ingredients For A Mutant Family Horror Feast
Joe Bob Says Check it Out! - Hosted Films / Book Reviewed Films - The Slumber Party Massacre II
-X- 10/09: The Most Offbeat Films Ever Made - The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema - Grave Robbers
-X- 10/10: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors!
The Asian Buffet of Terrors - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Filipino / Indonesian - Battle Royale
-X- 10/11: Instantaneous Blood-Soaked Entertainment from the Comfort of Your House
These Corporate-Owned Behemoth Prices Might Piss Off Your Spouse - Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition - The Mortuary Collection
-X- 10/12: Copyright Laws Be Damned! These Unnoficial Flicks Are Italian-Crammed!
In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels & Trilogies - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2
-X- 10/13: Call Them the Doubting Thomas, Contrarian, or the Non-Believer.
They're the Pessimist with the Inevitable Face Full of Cleaver. - Skeptical Inquirer - Freaky
-X- 10/14: A Journey Into the Guts of Horror - Horror Documentaries / Film Historian Approved - Haunters: The Art of the Scare
-X- 10/15: High Caliber Films Determined By the Cinephile Vote
Some Are Distinguished, Others Go Right for the Throat - The Letterboxd Top 250 - Halloween
-X- 10/16: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Retired, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Always Be Admired! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: VCI/United + Video Stores - Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory
-X- 10/17: Theaters Return! Texters Beware! - Theaters of Blood - Fade to Black
-X- 10/18: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Cloths That Smell of Death!
Call In the Military, And Someone Tell Michael--Lay Off the Meth! - Zombies - Resident Evil: Afterlife
-X- 10/19: It's Suspenseful! It's Mysterious! It's Intriguing! Whodunit?
Was it the Maid? A Ghost? ....I'm Being Hurled Off the Summit! - Mystery Horror Films - The Ninth Gate
-X- 10/20: Bela's Bloodsucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Full Moon Extravaganza! - Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Fright Night
-X- 10/21: Hooded Hoodies Cloaked In Fear - Hooded / Cloaked Figures - The Bye Bye Man
--- 10/22: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
--- 10/23: The Hotel Closes for the Winter, But Jack Invites You to a Party That Never Ends
The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial -
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent. Railway of Unnerving Descent. Airport Security of Hellish Torment. - The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: One Word. Multiple Ways to Die. - One-Word Titles -
--- 10/26: Welcome to Suburbia. The Houses Look the Same. The Portal To Hell Is Waiting. - Suburban Horror -
--- 10/27: Cold, Warm, Hot or Chilly...These Deadly Seasons Will Scare You Silly! - The Four Seasons of Death -
--- 10/28: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/29: Blood-Stained Black Gloves of Yellow - All the Colors of Giallo -
--- 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 -





Daily Subset
Spoiler:
--- 09/30: group vote - Road Games (1981)
-X- 11/01: group vote - Slaxx (2020)
--- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2021)

-X- 10/01: SterlingBen - Slither (2006)
-X- 10/02: clckorang - Silent Madness (1984)
-X- 10/03: Toddarino - The Severed Arm (1973)
-X- 10/04: MysterioMan007 - The Phantom Carriage (1921) / The Spiral Staircase (1946) / A Bay of Blood (1971) / The Frighteners (1996)
-X- 10/05: Gobear - Witchfinder General (1968)
-X- 10/06: hbsvb - Cutting Class (1989)
-X- 10/07: rbrown498 - Carrie (1976)
-X- 10/08: Fist of Doom Jr - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
-X- 10/09: Chad - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989)
-X- 10/10: jholmes - Battle Royale (2000)
-X- 10/11: tarfrimmer - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
-X- 10/12: mallratcal - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
-X- 10/13: WillieMLF - Curse of the Demon (1957)
--- 10/14: Darkgod - In Search of Darkness (2019)
--- 10/15: Cure - ororama (1997)
-X- 10/16: DaveyJoe - Tower of Evil (1972)
-X- 10/17: alyxstarr - Fade to Black (1980)
-X- 10/18: Trevor - Planet Terror (2007)
-X- 10/19: shellebelle - The Ninth Gate (1999)
-X- 10/20: Undeadcow - Daughters of Darkness (1971) / Wildling (2018)
-X- 10/21: indiephantom - The Collector (2009)
--- 10/22: TheBigDave - The Empty Man (2020)
-X- 10/23: jacob_b - Freaky (2020)
--- 10/24: Bladz - Triangle (2009)
--- 10/25: Numbercrunch - Possessor (2020)
--- 10/26: T-bone22 - The Gate (1987)
--- 10/27: Shack - The Untold Story (1993)
--- 10/28: pacaway - Body Bags (1993)
-X- 10/29: Voorheeshulk - Opera (1987)
--- 10/30: Darth Maher - Evil Dead II (1987)
-X- 10/31: cwileyy - Halloween Kills (2021)



Checklist
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter -
--- Arielle Brachfield -
-X- Clancy Brown - Hellbenders
--- Chuck Connors -
--- Peter Cushing -
-X- Brad Dourif - Wildling
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Black Cat
--- Udo Kier -
-X- Christopher Lee - Curse of the Crimson Altar
-X- Bela Lugosi - The Black Cat
--- Lynn Lowry -
--- Virginia Madsen -
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
-X- P.J. Soles - Halloween
--- Tony Todd -
--- Recently Deceased (insert actor) -

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
-X- Steve Miner - Friday the 13th - Part III
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
--- James Wan -
--- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 -
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Pino Donaggio -
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Rick Baker -
--- Joe Blasco -
--- KNB EFX Group -
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
--- Christopher Landon -
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Curt Siodmak -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Silent Madness
-X- Anthology Film - The Mortuary Collection
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
-X- Cannibalism - The Mortuary Collection
-X- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - The Pit and the Pendulum
-X- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Paranormal Activity
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Slaxx
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
--- Death by: Electrocution
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2
--- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber -
--- Documentary -
--- Dream Horror -
--- Drunk Horror -
--- Euro Horror -
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - It Came From Outer Space
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
--- Firearms -
--- Flashback -
--- Fog, 2 -
--- Folk Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
-X- Found Footage - Paranormal Activity
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
-X- Giallo - Bay of Blood
-X- J-Horror - Battle Royale
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Slumber Party Massacre 2
--- Name In Title -
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
-X- Ouija Board - Paranormal Activity
--- Phobias -
--- Psychological -
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
-X- Shudder Original / Exclusive - The Mortuary Collection
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Silent Madness
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
-X- Suicide - Battle Royale
--- Takes Place in a Crypt -
-X- Takes Place in a High School - Cutting Class
--- Takes Place in a Library -
--- Takes Place on a Mountain -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Paranormal Activity
--- Title Spoken By Character, 2 -
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
--- Vampire -
--- Voyeurism -
-X- Werewolf - Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- Wilhelm Scream -
-X- With Commentary - The Blair Witch Project
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Curse of the Crimson Altar
--- Zombie -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1921 (100th) -
--- 1946 (75th) -
--- 1971 (50th) -
--- 1996 (25th) –

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre -
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
--- Killed during sex -
--- New House, New Problems, 2 -
--- No cell phone service -
--- Making dumb decisions -
--- The creepy gas station attendant -
--- The evil doll that comes to life -
--- The mirror scare -
--- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle -

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

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
-1- 1930 - The Black Cat
-4- 1940 - The Hidden Hand
-3- 1950 - It Came From Outer Space
-4- 1960 - Witchfinder General
-6- 1970 - The Severed Arm
-10- 1980 - Silent Madness
-3- 1990 - The Blair Witch Project
-5- 2000 - Slither
-20- 2010 - Wildling
-17- 2020 - Malignant

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
--- Recently deceased list -

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video ,2 -
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
--- 16mm -

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Frankenhooker (1990) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- Octaman (1971) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
--- Spookies (1986) -

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
--- Original -
--- Remake -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-15- First format, Streaming, Wildling
-33- Second format, Blu-ray, Slither
-9- Third format, 3D Blu-ray, Silent Madness
-12- Fourth format, DVR, Cult of the Cobra
-4- Fifth format, UHD, Hallowen (1978)


Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, English, Wildling
-X- Second language, Spanish, Grave Robbers
-X- Third language, Japanese, Battle Royale

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
--- Film #1 -
--- Film #2 -

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
--- Features a character waking up from a nightmare -
--- Was made in the 1990s -
--- Features a LGBT character -
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
--- Features a severed head -
--- Has a scene in a nightclub -
--- Was shot in Mexico -
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
--- Features a funeral scene -
--- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of -

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

--- Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - 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 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Gems: Bad Blood, Deeper You Dig, Blood From Stone, Nine Miles Down, Mortuary Collection, Death of a Vlogger
Disappointments: Slaxx, Feast 2-3, Open 24 Hours, Babysitter: Killer Queen, In Search of Darkness
Theme = theme day related | Subset = subset discussion film | 1st = subset discussion film
September 30 [From Dusk, 7:30pm Texas time] [Indie Crossover] (1 hours, 41 minutes watched)
01. Road Games (1981, 101 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Stacy Ketch is a force of nature carrying the film and it's got a lot of smart subtlety. Brilliant idea to have a cheerful truck driver stumbling through the landscape of a serial killer never revealing too much. The subtle plot told through news reports and backdrop feels atmospheric. Format: Streaming [Vudu]. Theme Subset

October 2 [Drunks/Bars Theme Night] (10 hours, 45 minutes watched)
02. Feast [Unrated] (2005, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Excellent practical effects and pacing make Feast a dark gorey joy often sidetracked by cringe moments of awkard humor. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme
03. Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008, 100 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Continuation from the first with Spanish wrestling midgets, awkward adulterous used care salesmen love triangles, and more cringe humor than horror with sometimes effective gore and sometimes rubber suit madness that too often missed the mark; but maybe I just wasn't in a braindead enough mood for it's unique brand of humor. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
04. Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009, 80 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Production values are a bit higher in this third installment and some of the framing is more experimental to the point of being distracting; it's weird and unabashedly far out in horror elements which get back more to the forefront than in the second one with better effects in a more claustrophobic setting but still the epic creatures are a bit too sidelined to the eccentric humor. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
05. Slither (2006, 95 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Slither is a fun movie but its a bit too on the nose with influences that it detracts because so many elements are too readily familiar, even near copies. The toxic romance of the villain and his wife with themes of (emotional and sexual) marriage fidelity is nice but ultimately that comes across as shallow (or too deep for me to see). Its oddball to me how nonchalant all the police are about the monster - they laughing and are matter of fact about it although I much prefer this to the other extreme of blindly yelling cusswords to emote fear but theres got to be some middle range. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
06. Blood From Stone (2020, 116 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Moody neon lit ballad filled that does cliche vampire angst with style nailing tone but sometimes getting aimless as it runs over long. The vampire metaphor for insatiable neediness and isolated is well mined here but hardly revolutionary. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
07. Useless Humans (2020, 77 minutes) ★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰ Stupid but delightfully cheesy film not really worth watching but also refreshing casual for the moment. My kids came in and made fun of it. The most predictable format complete with weapon montage and childhood nostalgia accompanied by romantic tension - it's like every movie before it but with a rubber suit alien this time. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
08. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, 91 minutes) ★★★★★★★★˝✰ I've always really liked NOES even if it's such an obvious rip off of other films (bed death is my favorite); this time I watched it with my kids and my son got scared of Freddy at bedtime. Format: Streaming [Vudu]

October 2 [Slashers Theme Night] (8 hours, 9 minutes watched)
09. Party Hard Die Young (2018, 90 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Noisy nightclub party scenes interrupt the generic slasher and come across as a series of odd dance skin montages so much that it took me a while to notice it was the same characters in more than a few of the segments; eventually gels together into something more typical (and even too typical) creating a mediocre high energy up tempo slasher. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
10. Open 24 Hours (2018, 102 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ The obvious uncertain psychological slasher at a gas station plot should have tipped me off to how routine this would feel; there's some cool staging and it's well shot but doesn't do much to stand out coming across more like a made for tv Hitchcock remake than tense horror. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
11. Predator (1987, 107 minutes) ★★★★★★★★★✰ The macho action staging goes a long way to made Predator stand out and he is a timelessly cool villain. Format: UHD Streaming [Vudu]
12. Ruin Me (2017, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Interesting premise that gets too twist minded and has some distractingly unconvincing characters (goth couple, nerdy sidekick guy, etc) that walks towards having some drama weight with a moral romantic issue that just gets feed into the woodchipper for the predictable. Even the main characters are not well defined and the the 'Slasher Sleepout' premise seems to weave in and out of relevance however fits the staging. [Fear Inc did this same thing so much better]Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
13. Saw [Unrated] (2004, 103 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Saw has great production values and tone zig zagging across time and characters to fill a story of two characters locked in one room with some convincing twists. It's theme isn't especially deep and Saw gets distracted with the 'live your best life or die' messaging sometimes but altogether it works. Format: UHD Streaming [Vudu] Theme

October 3 [Underground Theme Night] (10 hours, 48 minutes watched)
14. Nine Miles Down (2009, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Digging 9 miles down before disappearing a man is stuck with a mysterious woman as he investigates resulting in a surreal character drama that is just oddball enough to work despite it's cheap limited production. The chills are often downplayed and subtle using the great 9 miles down setup as subtle backdrop implying more horror than it shows. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
15. Marebito (2004, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ A dark fairy tale with a too strange setup and one better not to think about too much but if we ignore what is shown and look more at abstract ideas of it there's something cool about the unashamed oddness beyond what comes across on camera. Format: 480p Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
16. The Deeper You Dig (2019, 95 minutes) ★★★★★★★˝✰✰ Amazingly psychic melodrama with lots of cool effects and a smart script that flips from straight forward thriller to something that's easy to follow but just outside of cleanly understanding blending horror tropes with something like a focus on themes of grief and shame placing theme above plot. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
17. The Rizen (2017, 94 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Cheap with pretentiously overlong explanation but marches boldly through it's shortcomings towards a cosmic darkness with ambition to spare wallows in occult and cosmic not seen enough of horror. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
18. The Rizen: Possession [aka The Facility (2019, 90 minutes) [color=darkgreen]★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰
More cleanly produced sequel (apparently the second in a planned trilogy) that rehashes a bit of the first and has a 'possession' mechanic that makes little sense; it's brain dead with some fleetingly cool visuals and like the first overlong in trying to explain it's nonsense before landing it what seems to be something too familiar from the first installment. If they make a third one I hope it lives up better to the obvious ambition in these. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
19. Paranorman (2012, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★★˝✰✰ Colorful sight gags with great character design flood the screen with smart humor. Format: Streaming [Vudu]
20. Star Light (2020, 90 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Surprisingly routine plot but a bloody horror b-movie work watching at least once. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st

October 4 [Anniversary Theme Night] (4 hours, 37 minutes watched)
21. The Frighteners [Theatrical] (1996, 110 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ The Frighteners does an excellent job of balancing zany cartoonish visual style with actors who are generally more deadpan and straight creating a film that's both comedic and serious enough to be a thrill (seems like a lot of comedies error too far into comedy). The Dammers character is fun and Combs is a phenom but I've always felt he hurts the tone of the film some because his role is so unashamedly nonsensical that is feels like a reverse deus ex machina coming out of nowhere to hamstring and sabotage. The scenes are often filled with a lot of amusing moving pieces awash in ghosts, multiple villains of different types, and great set design. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
22. The Spiral Staircase (1946, 83 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Apparently drafted from a radio production the witty and theatrical dialogue carry this film a long way with a relatively straight plot by todays standards; the camera work is good with sweeping gothic style complete with atmospheric rain effects. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subsetthin
23. Bay of Blood (1971, 84 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Gnarly kills across a scenic lakeside landscape with some chill 70s music and lingering nature shots as cardboard thin characters run, scream, and die. Format: Streaming [Shudder] Theme Subset

October 5 [Elvira Theme Night] (5 hours, 49 minutes watched)
24. Bad Blood: The Movie (2016, 80 minutes) ★★★★★★★˝✰✰ Amazing practice effects with the right amount of campy and a compellingly unusual frog monster that's gory and slimey and equal measures funny and monstrous. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st
25. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988, 96 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Fun comedy with great 80s adventure comedy elements and some laugh out loud moments; it's campy and silly with hit or miss humor. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme
26. Witchfinder General (1968, 86 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Witchfinder General is one mean spirited film, which is why I think it's considered horror rather than just historical drama. I enjoy historical films like this and wish there were more antiquated setting horror films because the visuals feel more unique/important. It seems like a missed opportunity to not better explore the depth of the historical inspiration and instead let the incomparable Vincent Price ham it up onscreen (the backstory seems fascinating but overlooked in favor of schlock and screen presence). This film must have inspired a number of others because it feels like mean spirited witch finding it a subgenre of it's own. Format: Streaming [Youtube] Theme Subset
27. The Addams Family (2019, 87 minutes) ★★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Animation that looks less than modern with Addams Family being shoehorned into 'Minions' style popular design rather than uniquely reflecting something core to the Addams Family origins; the plot is largely generic and it never rises above the level of occasionally cute. It's hard to be too critical of a kids' movie but there are some amazing kids' films out today and Addams Family is slacking. Format: UHD Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset

October 6 [School Theme Night] (6 hours, 8 minutes watched)
28. Carrie (1976, 98 minutes) ★★★★★★★˝✰✰ The bittersweet slowburn of Carrie is well staged with good pacing. This is Brian DePalma's film and clever direction steals the show (the slow motion announcement of the prom queen and as a continuation bookmarking the slow motion locker scene is brilliant). The musical tones and sound effects are also impactful. The mother's over the top religious mania doesn't seem realistic to the point of detracting from the film but I do like the themes of sin revisited on the youth (themes Carrie doesn't quite earn because they're taken too much on face value). Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
29. Carrie (2013, 99 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰Watching the remake back to back highlighted a lot of shortcomings in the newer version, what a horrible tamed down 'too close to the original' rehash; the remake has a bit more carnage in places but too little too late. 1976 uses visuals much more effectively and the remake goes to this a characters narrating what happens bit. Chloë Grace Moretz has a lot of talent but she feels miscasted here because she seems too relatable and 'popular girl' vibe.Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme
30. Cutting Class (1989, 91 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Cutting Class was serviceable and b-grade even by b-grade slasher standards; some of the kills were amusing (bleacher, photocopier were standouts) and it had a fun dated fashion sense but otherwise fell flat with such a small group of red herrings. Format: Streaming [Youtube] 1st Theme Subset
31. The Lurker (2019, 80 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Brilliant idea to stage a horror movie around a Shakesphere play to draw out parallels but doesn't seem to live up to it's potential despite some cool gore effects. Obvious from the marketing the 'plague doctor' masked killer seems generic and the twist not remarkable. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme

October 7 [She Kills Theme Night] (4 hours, 51 minutes watched)
32. Wilding (2018, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ The psychological approach is surreal and refreshing, the mind warp mental battle with symbolism and flashbacks. I don’t usually like backstory heavy exposition that seeks to explain the motives of whichever characters (rather than showing them in a fleshed present scene) but Wilding is uses backstory well. Actress Bel Powley is brilliant with varied nonverbal and nails it as a relatable innocent (or not). The characters are mostly likeable and that goes a long way and it has a a cool twist on the rabid pitchfork villager tropes. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
33. Daughters of Darkness (1971, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★★★˝✰ The strangeness of every character here works overall and DoD is a film not afraid to be odd. It's a movie about mental influence more than bloodshed, so much that the death scenes might be it's weakest part. Artful empty beach shots and soundtrack contribute to the moodiness. Format: Streaming [Youtube] Theme Subset
34. Venom (2018, 112 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Better than I expected even on rewatch but the computer generated imagery is sometimes distracting and the bad guy is forgettable - it's popcorn fun but could have been much more than it is (Venom 2 seems promising). Format: UHD Streaming [Vudu]

October 8 [Joe Bob Briggs Theme Night] (9 hours, 9 minutes watched)
35. Don't Blink (2014, 92 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Great script with surreal premise that makes good use of low budget except for some the acting. Sight gags work well at implied horror more than is shown. A theme is spoiled a bit early by a character but that also adds a wrinkle suggesting more than is apparent. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
36. Slumber Part Massacre II (1987, 77 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ The staged enthusiasm for slumber parties comes across as insincere like a group of adults trying to pretending to slumber party. The killer is too cheesy casual to be very interesting; it's like a strange sitcom grade horror murdered more by the least convincing lip singing ever than any driller. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
37. Silent Madness (1984, 93 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ The production values and acting were better than I expected but it was a bit slow in the middle. With a more daring screenplay it seems like this could have been a much more interesting film. There is a sly social angst about healthcare providing some social commentary. Sorority house slashers are a decent excuse to introject 'scenery' into the film but it seems really pointless to them confine it to a basement broiler room, there's got to be a surprisingly meta humor to that in somewhat denying the audience the setting it established by going to the dungeon. For a 3D film there seemed to be only a few 3D gimmicks. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
38. The Brain (1988, 94 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Surprisingly subdued and polished for a 'weird' concept film with David Gale (from Reanimator) turning out an excellent mad scientist. The Brain effects are compelling, slimy, and far out. Where has The Brain been my whole life?Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
39. The Severed Arm (1973, 91 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ I enjoyed the grisly setup and cool premise much more than I expected even if it wasn’t consistent but after a while the arm reaching out from a darkness just off screen but got a little old.Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
40. 1922 (2017, 102 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Scenic and poetic with a relentless bitter lead who is hard to follow in being so disgruntled over so many things then being disgrunted because he acted the way he did when he was disgruntled dulling the comeuppance because he is so 'emo' in his approach to everything. Some of the fright imagery is effectively but is cliche (my wife and I joked about it being a Poe story update). Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st

October 9 [Strange Cinema Theme Night] (7 hours, 24 minutes watched)
41. Priest [Unrated] (2011, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ CGI scenic popcorn action works overall but some of the 'western' vibes feel pretentious and it's ultimately hollow. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st
42. Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989, 88 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ The atmosphere was great and I liked the cheap looking but just effective enough creature effects; I wish there was more monster carnage and it seemed like too often there were fleeting glimpses. Overall serviceable but not great; glad I got to watch it. Format: Streaming [Youtube] 1st Theme Subset
43. Frightmare (1974, 88 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Slow and dry with a psychological edge; some of the staging was complicated but has a zinger of an ending. Format: Blu-ray 1st Theme Subset
44. The Old Ways (2020, 90 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ I liked what they were trying to do but felt routine despite the cool bruja antics; there's not much traditional plot and what there is feels engineered and unrelatable. Occasionally cool imagery but a lot of muck. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
45. Trick 'R Treat (2007, 82 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ My favorite segment is the werewolf one; violent pastiche that's hit or miss with some fun spot on Halloween mood punctuated by distracting gore. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset

October 10 [Asian Cinema Theme Night] (8 hours, 33 minutes watched)
46. Battle Royale [Director's Cut / Special Edition] (2000, 122 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ I havent always been a fan of Battle Royale but enjoyed revisiting it today. Ill admit at first it was hard to keep track of all the characters and the premise is distractingly odd (despite Lord of Flies and Most Dangerous Game being classics) so I set out to just enjoy the bloody spectacle. Drama tidbits like love triangles add a lot of needed drama and the kills are varied / well done. The scifi action element goes a long way in keeping it fast paces despite the long run time of the Directors Cut. There are a lot of little scene details that feel like they add to implied story. Its pulp fun but I dont give a lot of weight to thematic elements of kids fighting as a metaphor here because the plot as symbolism doesnt seem developed beyond the immediate drama, but maybe I am overlooking some of that. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
47. Impetigore (2019, 106 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Cool premise with some promising visuals and a mystery thriller pacing that often works but doesn't get the the heights of creepy I had hopes for from the director of the better Satan's Slave. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
48. The Babysitter (2017, 85 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Fast paced and fun Home Alone and Scott Pilgrim V the World horror hybrid that has cartoonish humor in spades. Format: Streaming [Vudu]
49. The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020, 101 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Mimics the original too much with characters returning that feel like generic copies of what were already wafer thin cartoons (that works in one film but not enough to sustain 2); the twist was cool but overall felt un-necessary and unsatisfying. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st
50. Winchester (2018, 99 minutes) ★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰ Historical accuracy goes a long way but the efforts to recreated over simplified a lot of what could have been an interesting film ultimately having a few token ghosts with not much character depth. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st

October 10 [Streaming Exclusives/Originals Theme Night] (4 hours, 45 minutes watched)
51. The Mortuary Collection (2019, 108 minutes) ★★★★★★★˝✰✰ Pending. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
52. Slaxx (2020, 77 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Many characters are obnoxious to a point where it doesn't feel like effective humor or commentary. The premise is ripe for going crazy but mostly feel subdued with relatively straight kills. It's worth watching and I'm always down for 'up with the people' style content but here it felt hollow like an overly long in joke about retail work. Format: Streaming [Shudder] 1st Theme Subset
53. The Room (2019, 100 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Surreal film in my wheelhouse with far out and thoughtful seeming content about how fleeting material/life is and fantasy versus reality within that. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
00. [Caught my 9 year old son's baseball game, his first time as a pitcher - he got three outs by strike out performing better than average for his league but needs to work on his form and not throw so many rainbow curves]

October 12 [Unofficial Sequels Theme Night] (6 hours, 10 minutes watched)
54. Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou (1987, 97 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ I'd always heard good things about PN2 but it takes a bit too long to get going before getting really good. PN2 has some great scenes; the chalk board kill might be one of my favorites overall. PN2 is a nice time capsule. It's distracting how PN2 keeps going from casual upbeat high school drama to somewhat out of place ominous religious content through confessionals and melodramatic prayer. PN2 has many "homages" in it's DNA but going from Carrie to The Exorcist is a leap. Format: 480p Full Screen Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
55. Shocking Dark [aka Terminator II] (1989, 90 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Hypnotically bad shamelessly ripping off Aliens with a dash of time travel thrown in (to also riff on Terminator); but despite the horrible copying the creature effects are slimy and good so overall I enjoyed this generic low rent copy of better films. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
56. The Wicker Tree (2011, 96 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Scenic and theatrical with a slow moving eerie vibe that perhaps tries too hard to 'companion' with Wicker Man (so doesn't feel as original, the whole film you're waiting for a similar twist). Some of the updates are nice but the morality purity rings theme doesn't quite work, which is perhaps an element of oddball humor that often falls flat and contrasts too much with the serious scenic nature of other elements. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
57. Curse of the Blind Dead (2020, 87 minutes) ★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ I'm never seen any of the original Blind Dead films but this 'remake' (?) was a horrible waste of what could have been a cool image; there's an over the top post apocalyptic red moon subplot that makes no sense and torture of women is the biggest fright with some occasional knight templar cameo work. The acting is bad and the effects serviceable but with no plot and not thrills it might be the worst film I've seen this month. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme

October 13 [Skeptics Theme Night] (7 hours, 8 minutes watched)
58. Curse of the Demon [US Cut] (1957, 80 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ I like how Night of the Demon goes hard into the occult; even today most films treat the occult as a cartoonish joke or favor killers and ghosts rather than mystic arts so Night of the Demon maintains a novel plot. The creature effects are excellent especially for a film of this era and I think showing the far out demon goes a long way in making Night of the Demon stand out - the creature is an almost lurid elevation of the plot giving menace a form. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
59. I Blame Society (2020, 84 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Darkly funny upbeat killer perspective documentary style film with a director/actress lead that's reliable but awkward enough to be funny and menacing. The gleeful embracing of the 'gimmick' falls apart a little near the end up overall satisfying. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
60. Death of a Vlogger (2017, 87 minutes) ★★★★★★★★✰✰ Smart twists carry this film between challenging reality and supernatural jump scares with some meta elements and a lot of mileage for a film with talking heads about a small apartment. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
61. Triggered (2019, 83 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Gimmick premise follows routine slasher pathways with a Saw inspired twist; offering little original stuff but serviceable enough. Does the whole cursing to emote thing a bit much. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st
62. Dead Dicks (2020, 94 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Surreal metaphysical hook is great but peters out some by the ending (I'm still not sure what happened); much better than I expected due to some mind messing out of the ordinary premise and some commentary about reinventing oneself. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st

October 14 [Documentary Theme Night] (5 hours, 50 minutes watched)
63-66. In Search of Darkness (2019, 244 minutes) ★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰ I love 80s horror movies but found myself annoyed with In Search of Darkness - it's machine gun approach too fleetingly glossed over too many films giving little of interest from random seeming podcasters and youtubers. There was occasional gold with people like Barabara Crampton (a national treasure), Joe Dante, Caroline Williams, Tom Atkins, or even Slipknot guy Corey Taylor giving insightful or first hand accounts but otherwise it was just fans and celebrities quickly gushing over the most immediate elements of commonly known films from the era. We all know Gremlins is awesome or that it was cool to see Jason in Times Square; but aside from a pep rally kind of enthusiasm for horror there's little to sit through 4 hours for and it could have used a ton of editing. The people who made In Search of Darkness obviously love horror movies so I feel bad not liking their aimless shallow film more.Format: Streaming [Shudder] 1st Theme Subset
67. Direct to Video: Straight to Video Horror of the 90s (2019, 106 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Focusing more on low budget films it had some interesting stories of how film makers shamelessly stretched funds or curious stories directly from people involved in the films. Poorly cobbled together it ran as a series of interviews from seemingly random movies without too much cohesion, some more immediately recognizable than others; but it sometimes felt more than an interview clip compilation than a cohesive whole. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme

October 15 [Letterboxd Top 250 Horror Theme Night] (7 hours, 56 minutes watched)
68. Cure (1997, 112 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ The hard boiled cop thriller nature gels into a gritty tone with good pacing. The premise is a great way to offer crazy wtf killings and surrealism to the crime proceedings adding a surprisingly intense psychological bend. While the material is smart and well staged I'll admit Kiyoshi Kurosawa films are often too slow for me or with twists that don't quite stand up to the development. At least part felt like a device that negates the film because outside of plot the resolution was preinstalled. I'm not sure I quite understand the end but perhaps it's these details that will make Cure stick with me a little longer than most as a puzzle; or stand more as a testament to style over substance.Format: Streaming [Youtube] 1st Theme Subset
69. November (2017, 115 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Wonderful cinematography black and white marvel with far out folksy comedy and psychedelic farm life antics that have a timeless feel like a bizzaro dark fairy tale; at times feel pretentiously artsy or too distracted by subplots but great to look at. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
70. The Haunting of the Mary Celeste (2020, 74 minutes) ★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Aquatic horror films are atmospheric and a weakness of mine so had high hopes for Mary Celeste (Ghost Ship is a guilty pleasure). Here there's not much scares as it sinks towards a predictable plot with a basic style. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
71. Halloween (1978, 91 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ I've never really understood the appeal of Halloween, it's got an epic theme song with a relatable urban backdrop and a bizarre killer but it's slow pacing and attempts at implying mystery don't work with me. I tried to watch this with my 9 year old son and 13 year old daughter but they quickly lost interest.Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
72. Evil Dead II (1987, 84 minutes) ★★★★★★★★˝✰ Evil Dead 2 is a kinetic upbeat gore comedy that is one of the best horror movies ever made and a highlight of the franchise. Its effects have aged but in a delicious way that compliments its lighthearted comedic tone. The tracking shots work well and theres a lot of cinematic experimentation that make ED2 feel unique even beyond the far out plot and effects. The evil hand is a great twist and emphasizes that the supernatural force here has not shape of its own but can attack only in the forn of something familiar or loved; its a girlfriend, mother, or part of oneself rather than some masked killer - abstract but ever changing enough its never ill defined.Format: UHD Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset

October 16 [VCI / Video Stores Theme Night] (7 hours, 50 minutes watched)
73. Tower of Evil (1972, 89 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ ToE's fog covered wtf gorey introduction is quite a hook and the back and forth narrative structure keeps things fast paced even when its some blowhards gabbing in a lab. This was clearly a time of different sexual attitudes. The island tower is scenic enough and setting goes a long way here even as the film fails to be consistent with its teasing introduction with a slew of boring walking around the tower segments. Poor acting alert. I like ToE a lot more than Im suggesting but some of the sound effects and set design is awfully cartoonish, I expect Scooby and Shaggy any minute nearing the end - which is a whiplash inducing difference in tone from the lurid glorious intro.Format: Blu-ray 1st Theme Subset
74. Devil's Rain (1974, 86 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Intoxicating mix of gruesomely effective and Halloween store grade rubber with a so bad it's good satanic book plot that's mostly disposable and some western imagery that works better than it should in a so bad it's good stew. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
75. Scare Package (2019, 107 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Silly parody of genre tropes that is too cartoonish but occasionally funny with enough zest and energy with some special effects that give it more mileage then the plot alone; it's like a Mad magazine version horror film. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
76. Tamara (1974, 86 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Neat twist on teenage horror with cool supernatural elements but a plot that boils down to cliche slasher elements and a romance so implausible it spoils that around it. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st
77. Benny Loves You (2019, 94 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Gleefully gory with some heart but attempts at humor or gore beyond reason distracts from the energy that sometimes works; least convincing workplace comedy elements ever. A surprising amount of CGI for a film literally about puppets and Benny's neediness is distractingly unconvincing. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st
78. Found (2019, 94 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ A zinger of an ending like something out of a scary story anthology book with some suburban angst but questionable acting and motives that take too long to come together to a twist that works.Format: Blu-ray 1st Theme

October 17 [Theaters Theme Night] (5 hours, 38 minutes watched)
79. Fade to Black (1980, 102 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Dennis Christopher is amazing as the hero/villain and makes FtB work but the poor state of his life is forced and unconvincing. I think FtB is a surface level thriller but if there is any subtext about movies being corrosive then that seems odd and out of synch with the audience; or maybe its saying that people need to really understand cinema at a deeper level than trivia and obsession. FtB goes too dark too soon then falls into an angst, murder, repeat pattern salvaged from being more formulaic by some great costume gags. Format: Streaming [Youtube] 1st Theme Subset
80. John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns [Masters of Horror] (2005, 59 minutes) ★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰ Imagery is great but a plot that's too familiar and off paced with a character seeming to stumble on plot advancement not earned. Format: Streaming [YOutube] 1st Theme Subset
81. The Last Showing (2014, 89 minutes) ★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰ Commentary that sometimes works and an obsession with it's gimmick that doesn't really hold up especially towards the end; Robert Englund is always good and the production is solid.Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
82. The Last Matinee (2020, 88 minutes) ★★★★★★★✰✰✰ Aimless theatrical setting has a hangout comedy feel with a stylish backdrop and cryptic cloaked killer that is slow going at times but overall I enjoyed it.Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset

October 18 [Zombies Theme Night] (6 hours, 49 minutes watched)
83. Army of the Dead (2021, 148 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ Post-apocalyptical fantasy with some strange elements and a visual style that staggers between top notch and pretentious never really taking risks with safe familiar 'las vegas,' heist, and zombie tropes; it's a fun film to not take seriously but doesn't justify it's long run time and the ending feels like it just crashes and stops. Format: UHD Streaming [Netflix] 1st Theme
84. Planet Terror [Theatrical] (2007, 91 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Clever premise but the self indulgent humor and intentionally bad elements are distracting when I'd rather just watch a straight bad or good film; I remember liking Death Proof a lot more than PT. There's more emphasis on barbeque than zombies. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
85. Shed of the Dead (2019, 82 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Shaun of the Dead style rehash with more relationship 'humor' and some clever medieval role playing interludes that don't do enough to save the overly familiar slacked comedy format. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
86. Yummy (2019, 88 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Staging in a plastic surgery clinic adds a nice element of body horror and social commentary. Yummy has some of the bizarre humor that works in many cases but doesn't quite make sense beyond the weirdness of it and despite some of this can feel like another routine zombie comedy at times.Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset

October 19 [Mystery Theme Night] (3 hours, 52 minutes watched)
87. The Ninth Gate (1999, 133 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Surprisingly effective for a film that spends so much time with closeups of Johnny Depp's head staring into books. The premise of cryptic knowledge hidden ahead of us is a chilling one with a score to sell it and it's well paced despite the overly long length. This might be the nerdiest film I've seen so far this month with it's focus on books; there's a joke in here about NG being a film about reading a book. NG uses some of the same 'dance steps' so close to what made Rosemary's Baby work but here much less effective (RB being a top 10 for me). What happens in the film isn't always a logical progression of the plot but often a strange out of nowhere twist - literally like some unknown hitting us all in the back of the head out of nowhere which is an element that somewhat spoils the film in the end. Frank Langeria is a mastermind actor and always a pleasure to watch.Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
88. Triangle (2009, 99 minutes) ★★★★★★★˝✰✰ Triangle is a brilliant film less remarkable for it's horror elements than for it's unique story structure and layered play on Bermuda Triangle style myth. This time I noticed that the plot progresses in a literal triangle, which is clever and shows how Triangle is less a plot and more a spectacle even if a few times the mystery dips more towards nonsense than eerie. It's atmospheric and the ocean liner is a great visual device. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset

October 20 [Vampire/Werewolf Theme Night] (?? hours, ?? minutes watched)
89. Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020, 73 minutes) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Twisty reflective vampire drama with psychological elements and a fun turn from Caroline Williams; just non-sense enough to be shocking and interesting. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
90. I Am Lisa (2020, 92 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Formulaic rape revenge style film with mean spirited characters including over the top corrupt cops, a good girl turned sadistically bad (to a fault), and unlikeable people everywhere. The acting is decent but the script is not and werewolf effects lacking. I think I was most let down by the impossibly high Rotten Tomato rating. There's a 'b-movie' vibe that works making decent use of formula and cliches in a modern film but don't expect much more. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
91. From Dusk Till Dawn II: Texas Blood Money (1999, 88 minutes) ★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Pretentiously macho to comedic extremes with more posturing than frights to the point of being intentionally funny (like the one guy who never puts on a shirt, or the strangely long scene of the crew blankly discussing an adult film). There's a heist scene and a conclusion that sort of happens but nothing that feels very thrilling. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme
92. Dead Squad: Temple of the Undead (2018, 90 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Cartoonish whimsy and gore meld to create a hypnotic blend of silly and intense in a film not to be taken serious but worth the ride if you don't have high expectations and are down for the cheesy. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st

October 21 [Hooded/Cloaked Figure Theme Night] (?? hours, ?? minutes watched)
93. The Collector (2009, 90 minutes) ★★★★★˝✰✰✰✰ The bizarre aloof gaze of The Collector is effective at cutting past the silliness of the s&m gimp looking mask. It makes him seem both everyday with simple clothing and far out at the same time. Some of the traps are unintentionally funny in being so extreme; but thats probably part of what made the film work. Collector is very effective at making the house look labyrinth and as if there is room for all sort of stuff without seeming stretched.Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
94. The Collection (2012, 82 minutes) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Bigger scene with more wild kills and better pacing. Format: Streaming [Vudu] Theme
95. Initiation (2020, 96 minutes) ★˝✰ Neon drenched fraternity horror. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme

October 22 [Supernatural Theme Night] (?? hours, ?? minutes watched)
??. The Empty Man (20??, ?? minutes) ★˝✰ Pending. Format: UHD Streaming [Vudu] Theme Subset
??. ??? (20??, ?? minutes) ★˝✰ Pending. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme

October 23 [Party Theme Night] (?? hours, ?? minutes watched)
??. Freaky (20??, ?? minutes) ★˝✰ Pending. Format: UHD Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme Subset
??. ??? (20??, ?? minutes) ★˝✰ Pending. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme

October 24 [European Theme Night] (?? hours, ?? minutes watched)
??. ??? (20??, ?? minutes) ★˝✰ Pending. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme
??. ??? (20??, ?? minutes) ★˝✰ Pending. Format: Streaming [Vudu] 1st Theme

Checklist:

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter - [American Werewolf in London, Childs Play 2, Dark Tower, The Survivor, Dominique]
--- Arielle Brachfield - [House Jack Built, Chemical Peel]
-X- Clancy Brown - Mortuary Collection [Little Evil, Cast a Deadly Spell, The Bride, Nothing Left to Fear]
--- Chuck Connors - [Tourist Trap, Summer Camp Massacre, Virus the End, Horror at 37k Feet, Maniac Killer]
--- Peter Cushing -
-X- Brad Dourif - Wilding
--- Elissa Dowling - [Tales of Halloween, Starry Eyes, Dread, We Are Still Here, Hell's Kitty, Bonejangles, Legend of Bloody Mary]
--- Deborah Foreman - [Grizzly 2, Destroyer, Waxwork, Sundown]
--- Stephen Geoffreys - [Fright Night, 976-Evil, Sick Girl, Mr Hush]
--- Boris Karloff -
-X- Udo Kier - Cigarette Burns
-X- Christopher Lee - The Wicker Tree
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lynn Lowry - [Cynthia, Hell's Kitty, Blood Brothers, Haunting of Whatley House]
--- Virginia Madsen - [Candyman x2, The Haunting-R, Red Riding Hood, The Prophecy, Haunting in Conneticut]
--- Julian Sands - [Gothic, Phantom of the Opera '98, Extraordinary Tales, Werewolf Hunter, After Darkness]
-X- Scout Taylor-Compton - Star Light, The Lurker [Flight 7500, Wicked Little Things, Ghost House, Feral, Cynthia, Life Blood]
-X- Tiffany Shepis - Star Light, Direct to Video [Night Watchmen, Deathcember, Extremity, Star Light, The Hazing, Violent Kind, Killer Kate, Direct to Video]
-X- P.J. Soles - Carrie
--- Tony Todd -
--- Recently Deceased (insert actor) -

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis - [Tales from the Crypt, Dracula Has Risen, Creeping Flesh, Trog, Dark Tower, Son of Dracula]
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé - [Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre, Stanley, I Eat Your Skin, Death Curse of Tartu]
--- Amando de Ossorio - [Night of the Sorcerers, Loreley's Grasp, Tombs of the Blind Dead, Ghost Galleon]
--- Takashi Miike -
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
-X- Pete Walker - Frightmare
-X- James Wan - Saw
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director - I Blame Society, Slumber Party Massacre 2
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Pino Donaggio - Carrie [Tourist Trap, Trauma, Catacombs]
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Claudio Simonetti - [Editor, Mother of Tears, Nightmare Beach, Patrick]
--- Christopher Young - [Empty Man, The Gift, Priest, Invaders from Mars, Bless the Child, The Bride]

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Rick Baker - [Haunted Mansion, Altered States, Body Bags, It's Alive, Skinned Deep]
--- Joe Blasco -
-X- KNB EFX Group - Planet Terror, Priest [Night of the Creeps, The Hidden, Skinner, Phantoms, Vampires, Primeval, Splice, Dark Country, Hisss, The Woman]
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith - [Death Becomes Her, Hunger, Altered States, The Hallow '15]
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
-X- Lawrence Bender - From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money [Forst, Alien Abduction, Camerons Closet, Dusk Till Dawn 2-3]
--- Jason Blum - [Halloween Kills]
--- Herman Cohen - [Berserk, How to Make a Monster, Target Earth]
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
--- Christopher Landon - [Freaky, Paranormal Activity 2-5, Viral, Scouts Guide]
-X- Dardano Sacchetti - Bay of Blood [Amityville 2, Tulpa, Manhattan Baby]
-X- Curt Siodmak - The Brain [Wolfman-R, Earth v Flying Saucers, Invisible Man Returns, Ritual, Son of Dracula]
-X- Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Cure [Pulse, Retribution, Reincarnation, Deguerrrotype]

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Silent Madness
-X- Anthology Film - Mortuary Collection, Trick R Treat
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films -
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - Carrie
--- Candy Cinema -
-X- Cannibalism - Road Games, The Last Matinee
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - The Frighteners
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
-X- Death by: Electrocution - Prom Night 2
-X- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber - Bay of Blood, Frightmare
-X- Documentary - In Search of Darkness, Direct to Video
-X- Dream Horror - A Nightmare on Elm Street
-X- Drunk Horror - Feast
-X- Euro Horror - Daughters of Darkness
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - Useless Humans, Predator
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
-X- Firearms - The Frighteners, Winchester
-X- Flashback - Feast 2
-X- Fog, 2 - Curse of the Demon
-X- Folk Horror - The Wicker Tree
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
-X- Found Footage - Death of a Vlogger
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - Death of a Vlogger
-X- Giallo - Bay of Blood
-X- J-Horror - Marebito
-X- Kaiju / Giant Monster - Feast
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Army of the Dead [which has a killer tiger]
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Battle Royale
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Benny Loves You
-X- Luchador - Feast 2-3
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
-X- Mad Scientist - The Brain
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - Slumber Party Massacre II
-X- Name In Title - Carrie
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
-X- Psychological - Wilding
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
-X- Shudder Original / Exclusive - Mortuary Collection, Impetigore
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Ruin Me, Party Hard Die Young
-X- Slow Motion - Carrie
--- Split Personality -
-X- Suicide - Carrie
-X- Takes Place in a Crypt - The Frighteners
-X- Takes Place in a High School - Cutting Class, Carrie
-X- Takes Place in a Library - Carrie (remake)
-X- Takes Place on a Mountain - Wilding
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Trick 'R Treat [Halloween]
-X- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Triangle
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Feast 1-3
--- Title Spoken By Character, 2 -
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
-X- Vampire - Daughters of Darkness
--- Voyeurism -
-X- Werewolf - Wilding
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Ninth Gate
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Shed of the Dead [Kane Hodder, Michael Berryman, Bill Moseley]
-X- Zombie - Paranorman

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1921 (100th) -
-X- 1946 (75th) - The Spiral Staircase
-X- 1971 (50th) - Bay of Blood
-X- 1996 (25th) – The Frighteners

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
-X- Killed during sex - Bay of Blood
--- New House, New Problems -
-X- No cell phone service - Ruin Me
--- Making dumb decisions -
--- The creepy gas station attendant -
-X- The evil doll that comes to life - Benny Loves You
--- The mirror scare -
-X- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle - Feast, Don't Blink

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

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - The Spiral Staircase (1946)
-X- 1950 - Curse of the Demon (1957)
-X- 1960 - Witchfinder General (1968)
-X- 1970 - Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- 1980 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-X- 1990 - The Frighteners (1996)
-X- 2000 - Feast (2006)
-X- 2010 - November (2019)
--- 2020 -

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
--- Recently deceased list -

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video ,2 -
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
--- 16mm -

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Frankenhooker (1990) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- Octaman (1971) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
--- Spookies (1986) -

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
-X- Original - Carrie
-X- Remake - Carrie

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Streaming, Road Games, Feast, etc.
-X- Second format, Blu-ray, Frightmare.
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Japanese, Marebito, Battle Royale, Cure
-X- Second language, Spanish, Grave Robbers.
-X- Third language, Estonian, November.
-X- Fourth language, Indonesian, Impetigore.

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
-X- Film #1 - Carrie
-X- Film #2 - Prom Night 2

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
--- Features a character waking up from a nightmare -
-X- Was made in the 1990s - Cure
-X- Features a LGBT character - Feast 2, I Am Lisa
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
-X- Features a severed head - The Deeper You Dig
-X- Has a scene in a nightclub - Party Hard Die Young
-X- Was shot in Mexico - Grave Robbers
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
-X- Features a funeral scene - Mortuary Collection
-X- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of - Curse of the Blind Dead

Attend a live or virtual event (convention, play, haunted house, ghost tour, etc.):
-X- Meadows Place Fall Festival (a local city event with bouncy houses and food vendors). OPTIONAL

--- Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - 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 [1/31 Completed]:
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: 20% Alcohol by Volume. 100% Fear By Death. - SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear - Feast 1-3, Blood From Stone, Useless Humans
-X- 10/02: It Slices. It Dices. It Circumcises. - Slashers, 2, 3 / Serial Killers - Party Hard Die Young, Open 24 Hours, Ruin Me, Saw
-X- 10/03: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - Nine Miles Down, Marebito, The Deeper You Dig, The Rizen, Rizen: Possession
-X- 10/04: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff IX - 1921 (Platinum) Vs. 1946 (Diamond) Vs. 1971 (Gold) Vs. 1996 (Silver) - The Frighteners (1996), Bay of Blood (1971), The Silent Scream (1946)
-X- 10/05: Celebrating 40 Years of Unpleasant Dreams - Elvira's Movie Macabre 40th Anniversary - Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Witchfinder General
-X- 10/06: Reunions, Bullies & Greasy Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries;
Avoid the Pitfalls of Academic Life, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - School's Out ...Forever! - Carrie, Carrie, Cutting Class
-X- 10/07: She Slays Anyone in Her Way! - Ladies Who Kill - Daughters of Darkness, Wilding
-X- 10/08: Blood, Boobs, and Beasts: Drive-In Total Ingredients For A Mutant Family Horror Feast
Joe Bob Says Check it Out! - Hosted Films / Book Reviewed Films - Slumber Party Massacre II, Silent Madness, The Brain
-X- 10/09: The Most Offbeat Films Ever Made - The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema - Grave Robbers, Frightmare
-X- 10/10: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors!
The Asian Buffet of Terrors - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Filipino / Indonesian - Battle Royale, Impetigore
-X- 10/11: Instantaneous Blood-Soaked Entertainment from the Comfort of Your House
These Corporate-Owned Behemoth Prices Might Piss Off Your Spouse - Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition - Mortuary Collection, Slaxx, The Room
-X- 10/12: Copyright Laws Be Damned! These Unnoficial Flicks Are Italian-Crammed!
In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels & Trilogies - Prom Night II: Hello Mary Lou
-X- 10/13: Call Them the Doubting Thomas, Contrarian, or the Non-Believer.
They're the Pessimist with the Inevitable Face Full of Cleaver. - Skeptical Inquirer - Death of a Vlogger, Curse of the Demon, I Blame Society
-X- 10/14: A Journey Into the Guts of Horror - Horror Documentaries / Film Historian Approved - In Search of Darkness, Direct to Video
-X- 10/15: High Caliber Films Determined By the Cinephile Vote
Some Are Distinguished, Others Go Right for the Throat - The Letterboxd Top 250 - Cure, Evil Dead II, November
-X- 10/16: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Retired, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Always Be Admired! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: VCI/United + Video Stores - Tower of Evil, Devil's Rain, Scare Package, Found
-X- 10/17: Theaters Return! Texters Beware! - Theaters of Blood - Fade to Black, The Last Showing, The Last Matinee
-X- 10/18: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Cloths That Smell of Death!
Call In the Military, And Someone Tell Michael--Lay Off the Meth! - Zombies - Planet Terror, Army of the Dead, Yummy, Shed of the Dead
-X- 10/19: It's Suspenseful! It's Mysterious! It's Intriguing! Whodunit?
Was it the Maid? A Ghost? ....I'm Being Hurled Off the Summit! - Mystery Horror Films - The Ninth Gate, Triangle
-X- 10/20: Bela's Bloodsucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Full Moon Extravaganza! - Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - 10 Minutes to Midnight [Vampire], I Am Lisa [Werewolf]
-X- 10/21: Hooded Hoodies Cloaked In Fear - Hooded / Cloaked Figures - The Collector, The Collection, Initiation
-X- 10/22: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances - The Empty Man
--- 10/23: The Hotel Closes for the Winter, But Jack Invites You to a Party That Never Ends
The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial -
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent. Railway of Unnerving Descent. Airport Security of Hellish Torment. - The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: One Word. Multiple Ways to Die. - One-Word Titles -
--- 10/26: Welcome to Suburbia. The Houses Look the Same. The Portal To Hell Is Waiting. - Suburban Horror -
--- 10/27: Cold, Warm, Hot or Chilly...These Deadly Seasons Will Scare You Silly! - The Four Seasons of Death -
--- 10/28: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/29: Blood-Stained Black Gloves of Yellow - All the Colors of Giallo -
--- 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 -

Pending



Subset Films [0% Completed]:
Spoiler:
-X- 09/30: group vote - Road Games (1981) [on 9/30]
-X- 11/01: group vote - Slaxx (2020) [on 10/11/21]
--- xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2021)

-X- 10/01: SterlingBen - Slither (2006) [on 10/01]
-X- 10/02: clckorang - Silent Madness (1984) [on 10/8]
-X- 10/03: Toddarino - The Severed Arm (1973)
-X- 10/04: MysterioMan007 - The Phantom Carriage (1921) / The Spiral Staircase (1946) [on 10/04] / A Bay of Blood (1971) [on 10/04] / The Frighteners (1996) [Frighteners on 10/04]
-X- 10/05: Gobear - Witchfinder General (1968)
-X- 10/06: hbsvb - Cutting Class (1989) [on 10/6]
-X- 10/07: rbrown498 - Carrie (1976) [on 10/6]
-X- 10/08: Fist of Doom Jr - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) [on 10/8]
-X- 10/09: Chad - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989) [on 10/9]
-X- 10/10: jholmes - Battle Royale (2000) [on 10/10]
-X- 10/11: tarfrimmer - The Mortuary Collection (2019) [on 10/11]
-X- 10/12: mallratcal - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) [on 10/12]
-X- 10/13: WillieMLF - Curse of the Demon (1957) [on 10/13]
-X- 10/14: Darkgod - In Search of Darkness (2019) [on 10/14]
-X- 10/15: ororama (1997) - Cure [on 10/15]
-X- 10/16: DaveyJoe - Tower of Evil (1972) [on 10/16]
-X- 10/17: alyxstarr - Fade to Black (1980) [on 10/17]
-X- 10/18: Trevor - Planet Terror (2007) [on 10/18]
-X- 10/19: shellebelle - The Ninth Gate (1999) [on 10/19]
-X- 10/20: Undeadcow - Daughters of Darkness (1971) [on 10/7] / Wildling (2018) [on 10/07]
-X- 10/21: indiephantom - The Collector (2009) [on 10/21]
-X- 10/22: TheBigDave - The Empty Man (2020) [on 10/22]
--- 10/23: jacob_b - Freaky (2020)
-X- 10/24: Bladz - Triangle (2009) [on 10/19]
--- 10/25: Numbercrunch - Possessor (2020)
--- 10/26: T-bone22 - The Gate (1987)
--- 10/27: Shack - The Untold Story (1993)
--- 10/28: pacaway - Body Bags (1993)
--- 10/29: Voorheeshulk - Opera (1987)
-X- 10/30: Darth Maher - Evil Dead II (1987) [on 10/15]
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Halloween Kills (2021)




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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

September 30 (after dusk)
1. Resurrection (1999)*
2. Pyewacket*
3. Wolf Guy*

October 1
4. Demons of the Mind*
5. Evil Dead Trap*
6. Death Screams*
7. Skinned Deep*
8. Piranha II: The Spawning*

October 2
9. The Forsaken*
10. Shallow Grave (1987)*
11. Murder-Rock: Dancing Death*
12. V/H/S

October 3
13. Calendar Girl Murders*
14. The House of Usher (1989)*

October 4
15. V/H/S/2
16. V/H/S: Viral*

October 5
17. Suspiria (1977)
18. Demons

October 6
19. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
20. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

October 7
21. Blood for Dracula*
22. Tremors
23. There's Someone Inside Your House*

October 8
24. Daughters of Darkness
25. Leprechaun
26. Leprechaun 2*

October 9
27. Halloween (1978)
28. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

October 10
29. The Fog
30. Midnight*

October 11
31. Alien
32. House of 1000 Corpses
33. Doctor Butcher M.D.

October 12
34. Christine
35. The Bees*

October 13
36. Zombie
37. Halloween II (1981)

October 14
38. The House by the Cemetery
39. The Black Cat (1981)

October 15
40. Return of the Living Dead

October 16
41. Halloween Kills*

October 17
42. Theatre of Blood
43. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism*
44. Creature with the Atom Brain*
45. They Live

October 18
46. Who Saw Her Die?*
47. The Black Cat (1989)*

October 19
48. Prince of Darkness
49. A Day of Judgement*

October 20
50. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
51. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

A * denotes a new viewing.

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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

17th Annual
October Horror Movie Challenge


12th year participating!


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


September 30th
1. 4-D Man (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. The Most Dangerous Game (1932) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 1st
3. Shivers (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
5. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 2nd
6. These Are the Damned (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
7. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. Macabre (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. Eye of the Devil (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
10. The Disembodied (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
11. From Hell It Came (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
12. Two on a Guillotine (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
13. Killers from Space (1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
14. Frankenstein (1931) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
15. The Ghost Breakers (1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 3rd
16. The Old Dark House (1963) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. Cash on Demand (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
18. The Gorgon (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
19. House of Wax (2005) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
20. Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
21. Ghost Ship (2002)"DarkRed"]▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. The Invisible Man (2020) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
23. Horror of Dracula (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 4th
24. World War Z (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
25. Black Sheep (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 5th
26. Poltergeist (1982) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
27. Poltergeist (2015) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
28. The Snorkel (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
29. Maniac (1963) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 6th
30. Phantasm (1979) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
31. The Mummy's Shroud (1967) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 7th
31. Leprechaun (1993) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
32. Leprechaun 2 (1994) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 8th
33. Chamber of Horrors (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
34. The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
35. The Lighthouse (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
36. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 9th
37. Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
38. Color Out of Space (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
39. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
40. Gretel & Hansel (2020) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
41. Cauldron of Blood (1970) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
42. Sputnik (2020) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
43. The Black Scorpion (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 10th
44. Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
45. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
46. Leprechaun 3 (1995) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
47. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
48. Fear in the Night (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
49. Frankenstein - TV Miniseries Pt1 (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
50. Frankenstein - TV Miniseries Pt2 (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
51. The Return of Godzilla (aka Godzilla 1984) (1984) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
52. The Dead Don't Die (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. The Black Cat (1934) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 11th
54. The Invisible Ray (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
55. Black Friday (1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
56. Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
57. Scream of Fear (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 12th
58. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
59. The Raven (1935) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
60. Leprechaun 5: In the Hood (2000) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
61. Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 13th
62. Leprechaun: Origins (2014) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
63. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
64. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 14th
65. The Blob (1988) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
66. Terror of the Tongs (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 15th
67. A Bucket of Blood (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
68. Dementia 13 (1963) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
69. The Pirates of Blood River (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 16th
70. Rose Red - Pt1 (2002) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
71. Rose Red - Pt2 (2002) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
72. Rose Red - Pt3 (2002) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
73. Salem's Lot - Pt1 (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
74. Salem's Lot - Pt2 (2004) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
75. The Shining (1997) - Pt1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
76. The Shining (1997) - Pt2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
77. The Shining (1997) - Pt3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
78. Creatures the World Forgot (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 17th
79. Doctor Sleep - Theatrical (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
80. The Frighteners - Director's Cut (1996) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
81. The Rite (2011) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
82. King Kong (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 18th
83. The Fog (1980) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
84. The Howling (1981) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 19th
85. The Camp on Blood Island (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
86. Yesterday's Enemy (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
87. The City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel) (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 20th
88. Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah (1995) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
89. Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2000) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***



My 9th year participating



Personal Goal:
**Watch one unwatched movie a day



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

September 30
1. Bad Milo (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. Ghost Adventures (2019) Halloween Special ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 1
3. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. House of Haunted Hill (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 2
5. Malignant (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
6. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
7. Fear Street: Part One - 1994 (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. Fear Street: Part Three - 1666 (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
10. Trailer Park of Terror (2008) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 3
11. #Like (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
12. Graveyard Shift (1990) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 4
13. A Bay of Blood (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
14. Intruders (2015) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 5
15. Elvira's Movie Macabre: Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
16. Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special: Messiah of Evil ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special: The City of the Dead ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 6
18. Carrie (2013) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
19. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
20. The Hunger (1983) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 7
21. Black Sheep (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. American Mary (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
23. Housebound (2014) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 8
24. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
25. Joe Bob Put a Spell on You: Tammy and the T-Rex (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
26. Sugar Hill (1974) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 9
27. Leprechaun (1993) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
28. The Skin I Live In (2011) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
29. Critters (1986) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
30. There's Someone Inside Your House (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
31. Thir13en Ghosts (2001) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
32. Hell Fest (2018) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
33. Don't Panic (1987) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 10
34. The Believer (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
35. Apparition (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
36. Sorority Row (2009)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
37. Lingering (2020)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 11
38. Seance (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
39. V/H/S/94 (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 12
40. Blood Fest (2018) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
41. Hellraiser: Inferno (2020) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
42. XX (2017) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 13
43. Candyman (1992) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
44. A Haunted House 2 (2014) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
45. Grave Encounters (2011) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 14
46. Demon House (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
47. Eli Roth’s History of Horror S3.E1 & S3.E2 (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
48. WNUF Halloween Special (2013)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
49. House of Wax (2005)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 15
50. Little Shop of Horrors (1986) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
51. Final Destination (2000) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
52. Final Destination 2 (2003) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. Halloween Party (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 16
54. Final Destination 3 (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
55. The Final Destination (2009) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
56. Final Destination 5 (2011) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
57. Evil Dead (1981) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. Playback (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
59. Boys From County Hell (2020) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
60. Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 17
61. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
62. Demons (1985) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
63. Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire ( 2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
64. Polaroid (2019) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
65. Ghost Adventures S15.E3 & S15.E4 (2017) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 18
66. Planet Terror (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
67. The Conspiracy (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 19
68. Nightbooks (2021) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
69. Angel (1983) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
70. Terror Train (1980) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 20
71. The Gorgon (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
72. Blood and Chocolate (2007) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
73. Dracula (1931) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

October 21


October 22


October 23



Theme:
Spoiler:
-X- 10/01: Alcohol by Volume. 100% Fear By Death. - SterlingBen's Fermentation of Fear - House on Haunted Hill (1959)
-X- 10/02: It Slices. It Dices. It Circumcises. - Slashers, 2, 3 / Serial Killers - Trailer Park of Terror (2008)
-X- 10/03: Buried Alive and Itching to Survive - Subterranean Horror - Graveyard Shift (1990)
-X- 10/04: Chronological Horror Years Faceoff IX - 1921 (Platinum) Vs. 1946 (Diamond) Vs. 1971 (Gold) Vs. 1996 (Silver) - A Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- 10/05: Celebrating 40 Years of Unpleasant Dreams - Elvira's Movie Macabre 40th Anniversary - Elvira's Movie Macabre: Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
-X- 10/06: Reunions, Bullies & Greasy Cafeteria Food Are the Least of Your Worries;
Avoid the Pitfalls of Academic Life, Or It's Gonna Get Gory! - School's Out ...Forever! - Carrie (2013)
-X- 10/07: She Slays Anyone in Her Way! - Ladies Who Kill - American Mary (2012)
-X- 10/08: Blood, Boobs, and Beasts: Drive-In Total Ingredients For A Mutant Family Horror Feast
Joe Bob Says Check it Out! - Hosted Films / Book Reviewed Films -
Joe Bob Put a Spell on You: Tammy and the T-Rex (2021)

-X- 10/09: The Most Offbeat Films Ever Made - The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema - The Skin I Live In (2011)
-X- 10/10: Laden with MSG; Your Insides Will Bleed! The Asian Buffet of Tantalizing Terrors!
The Asian Buffet of Terrors - Korean / Thai / J-Horror / Indian / Chinese / Filipino / Indonesian - Lingering (2020)
-X- 10/11: Instantaneous Blood-Soaked Entertainment from the Comfort of Your House
These Corporate-Owned Behemoth Prices Might Piss Off Your Spouse - Streaming Originals & Exclusives: Horror Edition - Seance (2021)
-X- 10/12: Copyright Laws Be Damned! These Unnoficial Flicks Are Italian-Crammed!
In Name Only / Unofficial Horror Sequels & Trilogies - Hellraiser:Inferno (2000)
-X- 10/13: Call Them the Doubting Thomas, Contrarian, or the Non-Believer.
They're the Pessimist with the Inevitable Face Full of Cleaver. - Skeptical Inquirer - Candyman (1992)
-X- 10/14: A Journey Into the Guts of Horror - Horror Documentaries / Film Historian Approved - Demon House (2019)
-X- 10/15: High Caliber Films Determined By the Cinephile Vote
Some Are Distinguished, Others Go Right for the Throat - The Letterboxd Top 250 - Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
-X- 10/16: R.I.P. VCR: You're Officially Retired, But Your Kick-Ass VHS Video Cover Art Will Always Be Admired! - 1980's Video Companies Spotlight: VCI/United + Video Stores - Playback (2012)
-X- 10/17: Theaters Return! Texters Beware! - Theaters of Blood - Demons (1985)
-X- 10/18: Viruses! Plagues! Outbreaks! Cloths That Smell of Death!
Call In the Military, And Someone Tell Michael--Lay Off the Meth! - Zombies - Planet Terror (2007)
-X- 10/19: It's Suspenseful! It's Mysterious! It's Intriguing! Whodunit?
Was it the Maid? A Ghost? ....I'm Being Hurled Off the Summit! - Mystery Horror Films - Nightbooks (2021)
-X- 10/20: Bela's Bloodsucking Bloodbath Birthday Bash Bonanza Full Moon Extravaganza! - Vampires & Werewolves / Were-Creatures On A Full Moon - Dracula (1931)
--- 10/21: Hooded Hoodies Cloaked In Fear - Hooded / Cloaked Figures -
--- 10/22: Ectoplasmic Entities Materializing at Night. Strong Yet Suspenseful Emotional Frights. Summoning the Dead by Candlelight. - Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances -
--- 10/23: The Hotel Closes for the Winter, But Jack Invites You to a Party That Never Ends
The Overlook Hotel July 4th Ball Centennial -
--- 10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent. Railway of Unnerving Descent. Airport Security of Hellish Torment. - The European Passport to Terror -
--- 10/25: One Word. Multiple Ways to Die. - One-Word Titles -
--- 10/26: Welcome to Suburbia. The Houses Look the Same. The Portal To Hell Is Waiting. - Suburban Horror -
--- 10/27: Cold, Warm, Hot or Chilly...These Deadly Seasons Will Scare You Silly! - The Four Seasons of Death -
--- 10/28: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies -
--- 10/29: Blood-Stained Black Gloves of Yellow - All the Colors of Giallo -
--- 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 -


Checklist:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter -
--- Arielle Brachfield -
--- Clancy Brown -
--- Chuck Connors -
-X- Peter Cushing - The Gorgon (1964)
-X- Brad Dourif - Graveyard Shift (1990)
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Udo Kier -
-X- Christopher Lee - The City of the Dead (1960)
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
--- Lynn Lowry -
-X- Virginia Madsen - Candyman (1992)
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
--- P.J. Soles -
-X- Tony Todd - Hell Fest (2019)
--- Recently Deceased (insert actor) -

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
-X- James Wan - Malignant (2021)
--- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 -
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Pino Donaggio -
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Rick Baker -
--- Joe Blasco -
--- KNB EFX Group -
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
--- Christopher Landon -
-X- Dardano Sacchetti - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- Curt Siodmak -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Bad Milo (2013)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
--- Death by: Electrocution
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2
-X- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- Documentary -
--- Dream Horror -
--- Drunk Horror -
--- Euro Horror -
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
--- Firearms -
--- Flashback -
--- Fog, 2 -
--- Folk Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
-X- Giallo - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- J-Horror -
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Name In Title -
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
-X- Ouija Board - Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
--- Phobias -
-X- Psychological - #Like (2019)
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
-X- Shudder Original / Exclusive - Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special: Messiah of Evil
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
--- Suicide -
--- Takes Place in a Crypt -
--- Takes Place in a High School -
--- Takes Place in a Library -
-X- Takes Place on a Mountain - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Title Spoken By Character, 2 -
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
--- Vampire -
--- Voyeurism -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1921 (100th) -
--- 1946 (75th) -
-X- 1971 (50th) - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- 1996 (25th) –

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
-X- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre - Elvira's Movie Macabre: Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
-X- Killed during sex - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- New House, New Problems, 2 -
-X- No cell phone service - Intruders (2015)
--- Making dumb decisions -
--- The creepy gas station attendant -
--- The evil doll that comes to life -
--- The mirror scare -
--- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - The City of the Dead (1960)
-X- R - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
-X- 1950 - House on Haunted Hill (1959)
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - A Bay of Blood (1971)
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - Graveyard Shift (1990)
-X- 2000 - Trailer Park of Terror (2008)
--- 2010 -
-X- 2020 - Malignant (2021)

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
--- Recently deceased list -

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video ,2 -
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
--- 16mm -

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Frankenhooker (1990) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- Octaman (1971) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
--- Spookies (1986) -

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
--- Original -
--- Remake -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, Blu-Ray, Bad Milo.
-X- Second format, DVD, Trailer Park of Terror.
-X- Third format, Streaming (Shudder), House on Haunted Hill.

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Korean, Lingering (2020).
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
--- Film #1 -
--- Film #2 -

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
--- Features a character waking up from a nightmare -
--- Was made in the 1990s -
-X- Features a LGBT character - Fear Street: Part One - 1994 (2021)
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
--- Features a severed head -
--- Has a scene in a nightclub -
--- Was shot in Mexico -
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
--- Features a funeral scene -
--- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of -

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

--- Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - 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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goal: 50
super goal of impossible measures due to life: 100

everything watched on blu-ray unless noted.

09/30: (dusk)
001. death screams
002. agfa horror trailer show
10/01:
003. basket case
004. bad ronald
005. the house that would not die
006. the car
007. chopping mall
008. alone in the dark
009. the forest
010. death spa
10/02:
011. killer workout
012. the borrower
013. eyes of a stranger
014. he knows you're alone
015. phenomena
10/03:
016. demons
017. the addams family
10/04:
018. final exam
019. suspiria (2018)
10/05:
020. the house on sorority row
021. demons 2
10/06:
022. motel hell
10/07:
23. sleepaway camp 2



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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Total Viewings - 71 First Time Viewings (***) - 30


Sept 30
1. Road Games (1981) - Australian "road horror" with Stacey Keach as a truck driver on the trail of a serial killer. Stacy Keach is believable and excellent as the protagonist. The relationship between Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis also works very well. My only gripe might be that the horror elements were tame and played down. This one plays more like a crime noir/thriller.
8/10
2. Frankenstein (1931) - The granddaddy of horror films. The film that really kick started the mainstream popularity of horror films and influenced all future films. A great cast, wonderful sets and a great gothic atmosphere. 10/10
3. Wilding (2016) - Initially intended to be a series, this made for TV movie starts out with a good premise helped by the presence of Brad Dourif as the father of a child that is turning into a wolf. The transformation and final look of the wolf girl is a bit shaky, but overall a decent one time watch.6/10 ***

Oct 1st
4. Beauty and the Beast (1946) - A great fantasy film with beautiful cinematography. A timeless classic.10/10
5. Blood (1973) - Mercifully, my last watch in the Milligan dungeon box set from Severin.2/10 ***
6. Carnage (1984) - By the 1980's one would have hoped that Andy Milligan was able to improve his films in some fashion, but based on Carnage, that doesn't appear to be the case. This "Hatchet for a Honeymoon" tale is just as dull and inept as his films from the 1970s. Having finished the Andy Milligan box set, one of the most painful, patience testing experiences I have ever had,the bottom line is Milligan just had no talent . 3/10 ***
7. The Bride of Frankenstein (1931) - Sequel to the original film is also a masterpiece of gothic horror. Beautifully shot with outstanding performances from Karloff, Colin Clive and Ernest Thesiger. The interplay between the two mad scientists is the highlight of the film with its morbid dark humor.10/10
8. Man Bites Dog (1992) - Interesting mockumentary as a film maker and his crew follow around a psychotic serial killer who indiscriminately kills and provides commentary on societal issues. Very dark and disturbing in parts. 7/10***
9. Slither (2006) - Early James Gunn film about an alien egg that releases these leech type creatures that inhabit and change humans into squid creatures. Michael Rooker is excellent as the husband/turned squid. Good moments of humor mixed with horror.7/10

Oct 2nd
10. Son of Frankenstein (1939) - Another classic in the franchise, mainly because of Bela Lugosi's performance as Ygor. Great gothic atmosphere and sets. Lionel Atwill was great as the Police inspector. I thought Basil Rathbone was a bit over the top and the film drags a bit in the middle. 8/10
11. Silent Madness (1984) - A slasher from the heyday of slashers, 1984. An escaped mental patient who killed a bunch of sorority girls returns to hunt down even more while the psychiatric hospital tries to cover up his escape. The two hospital attendants, who are as psychotic as the patients, make the movie. I also enjoyed Sydney Lassik as the crabby police sheriff. Slow in the 2nd act, but overall a fun watch. 7/10

Oct 3rd
12. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) -The Universal Frankenstein franchise takes a turn into the quick buck programmer territory with this film, but still enjoyable and a super quick watch at 67 minutes. Bela is great as Ygor and Lon Chaney brings an interesting and powerful presence as the monster. 7/10
13. The Severed Arm (1973) - A very effective independent horror flick from the 1970s with a good story, good acting and solid production values with the exception of the cheesy special effects, which are comparable to HG Lewis films. An enjoyable watch. 7/10
14. The Spiral Staircase (1946) -A murder mystery melodrama with an all star cast. Ethel Barrymore plays a sickly woman who is head of a house with a dark past and two malevolent brothers. The camera work is excellent. 8/10 ***

Oct 4th
15. The Spiral Staircase (1946) - Listened to the commentary track which was just okay.
16. A Bay of Blood (1971) - Bava's Gialli film is a precursor to Friday the 13th. One could argue the first Friday film is remake of Bay of Blood both in setting and kills. The body count is high in this one and the gore as well. 8/10
17. The Phantom Carriage (1921) - A strong gothic horror film from the golden age. A tremendous technical achievement, as well as a fantastic story of one man's sin and redemption after encountering Mr. Death on the eve of New Years Day.10/10
18. Antebellum (2020) - A black woman's life is told in the past, present and future with a surprising ending that attempts to tie it all together. An interesting concept, but the execution was lacking in my opinion.5/10 ***
19. Frankenstein meets the Wolfman (1943) - A childhood favorite from saturday late night chiller theater days. Sure, Bela is a bit old to play the monster, but Lon Chaney was great as the wolfman and the final battle was exciting. 7/10

Oct 5th
20. The Woodchipper Massacre (1988) - Shot on video goodness from the 1980s. Aunt Tess (played by Patricia McBride) comes to house sit her three kids while their parents are away. Holy cow, Patricia McBride over acted in this one big time- super annoying character. The attempt at comedy was just too over the top and forced.Lots of filler scenes that do nothing to move the story along. I counted 3 times a scene with a cheap honda, pulling out of the driveway, pulling into the driveway, driving down the street , etc. I do appreciate the effort, particularly given they only spent 400 bucks on the whole movie according to IMDB.4/10 ***
21. House of Frankenstein (1944) - The final in the Universal Frankenstein franchise is a monster mash with Dracula, Wolfman, Hunchback and Frankenstein's monster all packed into 70 minutes of breezy fun. Definitely geared to monster kids.7/10
22. A Stranger is Watching (1982) - Sean Cunningham's directorial effort after Friday the 13th is a murder/kidnapping for ransom story that is technically well done, but is a bit run of the mill. I thought Rip Thorn did a great job as the kidnapper, but the film lacked in any kind of real suspense. 6/10 ***

Oct 6th

23. Blood Legacy (Legacy of Blood) (1971) - John Carradine stars as a wealthy man who upon his death leaves his fortune to his ungrateful kids, but with the stipulation they stay in the house for one week. Of course, people start getting bumped off.Not sure why, but I seem to have watched a bunch of movies with this "murder for inheritance" plot lately. This one was not bad at least from an acting standpoint. 6/10 ***
24. The Witchfinder General (1971) - A classic horror film and perhaps Vincent Price's best role. Tigon pictures selected the young Michael Reeves to direct and I think he did a fantastic job. Based loosely on a real witchfinder names Mathew Hopkins.8/10
25. Cutting Class (1989) - A solid slasher from the late 1980's that has good characters, good kills, and an exciting finale. My only issue with the film is the film doesn't really get to the meat until the 40 minute mark. The film could have probably been trimmed by 10 minutes.
7/10

Oct 7th
26. I was a teenage werewolf (1957) - Michael Landon (little house on the prairie) plays an angry high school student sent to a doctor for treatment. The doctor transforms him into a werewolf. Great werewolf makeup. A fun breezy watch, but geared to kids.6/10
27. Carrie (1976) - A complex story of one young woman's coming of age, her psychotic, abusive mother and a group of mean high school girls who torment Carrie. Everyone is in for a surprise because Carrie has telekinetic powers. Sissy Spacek is excellent as Carrie and the last 30 minutes are classic horror. 8/10
28. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) - A tepid, dull period drama about a man obsessed with staying young and the portrait that reveals the opposite affect. i found the acting, particularly Hurd Hatfield to be listless and uninteresting.5/10 ***
29. Honeymoon (2014) - A tense, well acted story about a couples honeymoon at a lake house turns bizarre and ultimately deadly. Well acted with a great deal of tension. Very enjoyable watch.8/10 ***
30. Carrie (2002) - Basically a shot for shot remake, but with the addition of police interrogation scenes scattered throughout the film, which I don't think did anything to improve the story. The running time of over 2 hours is also a major negative as the story drags. The acting was decent, but no comparison to the original.5/10 ***

Oct 8th

31. The Mummy (1932) - Probably the best mummy movie ever made with Hammer's remake a close second. The acting and makeup are superb and the story's pacing (which some complain about) actually enhances the overall impact in my opinion. Karloff's make-up is arguably the best in the Universal canon.8/10
32. Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987) - Comedy spoof of the Slasher genre is a fun film. The Killer played by Atanas Ilitch really made the movie. 6.5/10

Oct 9th
33. Graveyard Shift (1990) - A rat infestation occupies the night shift staff of a plant. Brad Dourif steals the show as the exterminator. Fun Eco-Horror film.7/10 ***
34. Grave Robbers (1989) - Half satanic film, half slasher. This Mexican horror flick does a great job of blending two genres with alot of good kills. Acting was shaky, but that might be due to the english language track. 7/10
35. The Mummy's Hand (1940) - Universal decided to go right to the quickie programmers for its next Mummy film 8 years after the original. It's 67 minutes with alot of comedic filler between Dick Foran and Wallace Ford. George Zucco as the egyptian priest is the best thing about this one. Tom Tyler is an okay mummy, but there isn't enough of him. This one definitely hasn't held up well for this monster kid.6/10

Oct 10th
36. Battle Royale (2000) -A bloodbath variant of The Most Dangerous Game story, but done very effectively. Don't get caught up in trying to figure out which character is which. Just watch and enjoy the over the top bloodbath 8/10
37. Graveyard Shift (1987) - While looking into the Graveyard Shift film (the good one from 1990), I discovered another film with same title that came out 3 years earlier. Apparently a straight to video effort by a canadian director about a vampire who drives a taxi during the graveyard shift. He seduces people who want to die and the story revolves around a housewife/cop who wants to be with him. Rock bottom production values, very 80s fashions, but a decent time waster.5/10 ***

Oct 11th
38. Warning Sign (1985) - A deadly virus accidently breaks out at a high security research lab turning people into raging killers. A movie from 1985 that I don't see people talking about, but was very good. Of course the whole scenario is prescient today.7/10 ***
39. The Mortuary Collection (2019) - A good anthology of horror stories with a great wrap around story.
I was really impressed with Clancy Brown's performance as the mortuary attendant. 7/10
40. Vacancy (2007) - A couple is stranded at a run down motel and attacked. Very much a home invasion subgenre, except the home is a hotel room. Intense and well acted. 7/10 ***
41. Cold Hell (2017) - A Shudder exclusive about an islamic misogynist who kills women. A female taxi driver witnesses one of the murders and the hunt is on. What makes the movie is the interplay between the protagonist and the German police officer trying to solve the murders. Initially, unlikable, the officer shows he has heart. The film was good, but the reveal of the killer was a bit sudden and I think an opportunity to increase the suspense was missed.7/10 ***

Oct 12th

42. The Mummy's Tomb (1942) - The Mummy's Tomb picks up where The Mummy's Hand leaves off, including a ten minute rehashing of the events in the Mummy's Hand, which leaves little more than 45 minutes for the new story. Basic revenge story with Kharis returning to Mapletown to extract revenge on those who desecrated the tomb. Probably the weakest in the series, although Lon Chaney was a welcome addition as the mummy. 6/10
43. Kuroneko(1968) - A mother and daughter are murdered, but make a deal with Evil (satan?) to return and drink the blood of the Samurai that killed them. A beautifully told, atmospheric story of love and revenge.8/10 ***
44. Hello Mary Lou Prom Night 2 (1987) - A sequel that is better than the original Prom Night. A mashup of Exorcist, Carrie and Nightmare on Elm Street with a solid story, good acting and interesting kills. The promiscuous Mary Lou is burnt to death on prom night and come back years later to take her revenge.7/10
45. Dracula (1931) - Bela Lugosi is Dracula. His finest performance and the one that immortalized him. The film has a stagy feel, but that is to be expected given the time it was made and the fact that the film adaptation's inspiration at that time was the hugely successful stage play. A classic.8/10

Oct 13th

46. Dracula's Daughter (1936) - A direct sequel to the original 5 years later and picking up right at the end of Dracula 1931 with Edward Van Sloan being confronted by the police. Dracula's daughter appears to see if the spell her father has over her has been lifted. A bizarre entry in the Universal cycle, but interesting. Gloria Holden and Irving PIchel definitely carry the film.6/10
47. Horror High (1973) - A nerdy high school student turns into a hairy beast after being forced to drink a potion he created while experimenting with Guinea Pigs. A decent entry from Crown international, but overall pretty tame.5/10 ***
48. Curse of the Demon (1957) - I could watch this over and over. One of the best satanic/devil films along with The Exorcist and The Devil Rides Out. Creepy, gothic atmosphere coupled with outstanding acting make this a classic of the genre.9/10

Oct 14th

49. The Man Who Laughs (1928) - Conrad Veidt is excellent as a man who has a surgically fixed smile by an evil gypsy doctor. A good story, well acted. As much a drama/romance as Horror.8/10
50. House of Dracula (1945) - Another monster mash up like House of Frankenstein, with a very similar plot. Fun, breezy watch, but definitely for monster kids.6/10
51. Its Nothing Mama, Just a Game (1974) - David Hemmings plays a sadistic, entitled son of a wealthy, protective mother who likes to torture and rape women, with his mom's approval of course. I thought this was just okay. For a Euro horror I was expecting more sleaze and I am not sure David Hemmings makes a convincing sadist. Needs a rewatch.6/10 ***

Oct 15th

52. In Search of Darkness (2019) - A very ambitious documentary that attempts to cover all the bases of 80s horror films through trailer clips and interviews. I thought they did a good job hitting the high spots.7/10 ***
53. Cure (1997) - I am not sure what to make of this one. A police officer investigates a series of murders where the victim has a large x carved from his neck to his chest. More of a psychological horror than a serial killer film. Very interesting, but also leaves you with alot of questions 7/10 ***

Oct 16th

54. Last House on Dead End Street (1973) - A surprisingly effective independent shocker from the early 70s. Nihilistic and vicious story about a ex-con who turns to making snuff movies to make money. The dialogue is extremely real and well done for such a low budget move. The music choices were unnerving and effective. The only negatives was that the dialogue was dubbed in later.7/10 ***
55 Tower. of Evil (1972) - A proto-slasher involving a group of swinger kids who get bumped off while staying on a remote, foggy island. The film kind of drags in the middle, but has a decent ending.6/10
56. The Designated Victim (1971) - Interesting Gialli with Tomas Milan playing the spoiled husband of a rich wife who he wants to sell her interest in a business for the cash. He befriends an odd guy who wants him to kill his brother in exchange for him killing Milan's wife. Need to rewatch this one.6/10 **
57. Honeymoon (1985) - A french woman in danger of being deported gets involved in a marriage for convenience, but her husband takes things too seriously. An interesting psychological thriller from the 80s. A bit slow, but an interesting, well acted watch.6/10 ***
58. Halloween Kills (2021) - Wow, this was a mess. This film doesn't know whether it wants to be a dark comedy spoof of Halloween or a serious Halloween film. The gore is over the top to the point of comedic. Lots of head scratching plot points and character decision making in this one.5/10 ***

Oct 17th

59. Fade to Black (1980) - An under rated slasher about a movie obsessed kid who snaps and kills people by recreating scenes from movies. 7/10
60. The Mummy's Ghost (1944) - Lon Chaney is back as Kharis and this time John Carradine is the high priest. I enjoy Ghost much more than Tomb or Hand. Chaney is menacing and powerful. 7/10

Oct 18th

61. The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) - The first of five films featuring Chris Lee as Fu Manchu and probably the best with the help of Nigel Green's performance as Manchu's nemesis.7/10
62. Planet Terror (2007) - A deadly virus unleashes a horde of zombies in this over the top grindhouse flick from the mind of Tarantino. I had alot of fun revisiting this one.7/10
63. Cannibal Mercenary (1983) - A mercenary, desperate for money to help his daughter who has Polio goes on a dangerous mission. Asian Rambo with amped up cheese factor. Kind of a mess, particularly the editing.5/10 ***
64. Faces of Death (1978) - A documentary that was notorious in the 1970's, but is fairly tame. A seemingly endless serious of reenactments of various forms people and animals die. Probably most disturbing was the slaughterhouse footage and the killing of a baby monkey. 5/10

Oct 19th

65. Fear Street 1994 (2021) - A retro slasher that attempts to capture the feel of the 1990's while including modern characters. An okay watch. I thought the movie was a bit silly and predictable.6/10 ***
66. The Ninth Gate (1999) - Polanski returns with an interesting story about a book dealer (Depp) who gets involved in a satanic cult. A bit long at 2 hours and 15 minutes, but I found it to be an interesting watch. A slow burn, immersive experience.7/10 ***
67. The Mummy's Curse (1944) - Although Chaney's makeup is not as good due to the use of a mask, the awakening of princess ananka is the highlight of the entire series. Overall, a fun watch and the best of the three Chaney Mummy films.7/10

Oct 20th

68. The Bride of Fu Manchu (1966) - A bit of a drop in quality from the first film. This one picks up where the first left off, with Fu Manchu putting together his weapon of mass destruction by holding the daughters of the best scientists in the world hostage. Most of the film Chris Lee is holed up in one or two rooms of his doomsday operation. A silly, comic book plot, but a fun watch. 6/10
69. Daughters of Darkness (1971) - I have never been a big fan of this modernized Countess Bathory story. I think the movie looks great and the acting is very good, but I find it a bit dull. 6/10
70. Virus The End (1980) - A post apocalyptic story about a deadly virus that kills off all humanity except for a small group who make their way to the Antartica. An all start cast including Glenn Ford, Oliva Hussey, Chuck Conners. An enjoyable watch.7/10 ***

Oct 21st

71. The Collector (2009) - The Collector is ludicrous but alot of fun. It is a turn your brain off film. I do think the sequel is even better.7/10

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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

This will be my 16th consecutive year participating in the "October Horror Movie Challenge!"
Total Horror Movies Before This Year = 583.75

"Lights out. And now the movies, folks. . ."

September 30, 2021 {after sundown}
1. The Darkness (2016) - I really liked Kevin Bacon's thriller A Stir of Echoes years ago. He should've been in a remake of that rather than this lifeless supernatural flick.

October 1, 2021
2. Svengoolie: Village of the Damned (2020 / 1960)
3. Svengoolie: Village of the Giants (2019 / 1965) - Like last year, I'm treating this challenge as an opportunity to clean up my DVR of over a year's worth of Svengoolie showings on METV. Here's two installments with movies whose titles started with "Village."

October 2, 2021
4. Svengoolie: 4D Man (2020 / 1959)
5. Svengoolie: 13 Ghosts (2019 / 1960) - Two more Svengoolie-hosted films - this time with titles starting with numbers.

October 3, 2021
6. Svengoolie: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (2020 / 1943)
7. Svengoolie: Son of Dracula (2020 / 1943) - Yet another pair of Svengoolie-hosted movies - this time, it's a double-dose of Universal Monster sequels.

October 4, 2021
8. The Invisible Woman (1940) - Silly but entertaining sequel in Universal's original Invisible Man series.

October 5, 2021
9. Revenge of the Creature (1955) - A John Agar-led sequel to Creature from the Black Lagoon that's not quite as good, but still entertaining in a 1950s way.

October 6, 2021
10. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) - Pleasant juvenile Don Knotts vehicle that takes full advantage of his scaredycat routine.

October 7, 2021
10.5 Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales (2021) - I appreciated the visual references to classics like The Lost Boys and The Shining, but my son seemed much more taken with this new animated special on Disney+ than I was.

October 8, 2021
11.5 Svengoolie: The Mummy's Ghost (2019 / 1944)
12.5 Svengoolie: The Mummy's Curse (2020 / 1944) - Two sequels from Universal's original Mummy franchise hosted by Svengoolie - both had Lon Chaney Jr. as the mummy.

October 9, 2021
13.5 Svengoolie: The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (2020 / 1953)
14.5 Svengoolie: The Beast Must Die! (2021 / 1974) - Two very different films with Beast in the title - but both hosted by Svengoolie!

October 10, 2021
15.5 Svengoolie: The Deadly Mantis (2020 / 1957)
16.5 Svengoolie: The Mole People (2020 / 1956) - Two 1950's sci-fi flicks from Universal hosted by Svengoolie.

October 11, 2021
17. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021) - Disappointing Halloween special on Disney+ that actually sidelines most of the Muppets gang to focus on Gonzo and Pepe - even my son lost interest midway through.

October 12, 2021
18. The Thing from Another World (1951) - One of my favorite cinematic examples of 1950s science fiction horror! This has a well-written script with a developed sense of setting.

October 13, 2021
19. Gargoyles (1972) - I've been aware of this TV movie for a long time - it has a small cult following to this day. It's okay (now that I've finally seen it) - perhaps most notable for featuring early work from Stan Winston.

October 14, 2021
19.25 The Ray Bradbury Theater - "Zero Hour" (1992) - This episode is quite dated, but it does follow Bradbury's story pretty well.

October 15, 2021
20.25 Halloween Kills (2021) - My wife described this as "campy" - and this sequel is indeed over-the-top slasher film excess. We liked it.

October 16, 2021
21.25 Svengoolie: Cry of the Werewolf (2020 / 1944)
22.25 Svengoolie: The Werewolf (2019 / 1956) - Two vintage black-and-white werewolf movies hosted by Svengoolie!

October 17, 2021
23.25 Svengoolie: The Two Faces of Dr.Jekyll (2019 / 1960)
24.25 Svengoolie: The Gorgon (2019 / 1964) - Two old English horror flicks from Hammer Studios hosted by Svengoolie!

October 18, 2021
24.5 The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular! (2017) - Halloween special on Disney+ with an interesting animation style and a short, fun parody of the 1931 Frankenstein.

October 19, 2021
24.75 Short Story Showcase: The Fall of the House of Usher (1976) - This was an okay adaptation of Poe's story produced, I suspect, for the classroom.

October 20, 2021
25 The Fall of the House of Usher (2012) - Christopher Lee narrated this animated take on Poe's classic story.

October 21, 2021
26 Under Wraps (2021) - This Mummy comedy is about the quality you'd expect from a Disney made-for-cable production. It did hold my son's interest, which is always a win.

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Indy's 13th Annual Halloween/Horror Challenge

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Goal= 50
* indicates first time viewing

September 30
1. Haunt* (2019)- It's good and atmospheric, but missing the humor beats that offset the tension. Keep in mind, I am a big fan of the "new" haunted mazes subgenre.

October 1
2. Don't Breathe 2* (2021)- What If... Daredevil was an evil bastard. Different enough from the first movie, but definitely not as good. Worth watching if you liked the first one or just a huge Stephen Lang fanboy.
3. Midnight Mass S1 E1: Book I: Genesis*, S1 E2: Book II: Psalms*- Religion and horror tend to go hand in hand, and this one leans into the religious elements pretty heavily. The setting is almost as compelling as the story, which is interesting so far.

October 2
4. Return of the Living Dead (1985)- If you make a top ten list of best 80's horror movies, this has to be on it. And by 80's, I mean fashion, music, dialogue, and sensibility. This is both a cult classic and just plain old classic.

October 3
5. Piranha (2010)- What to say about this CGI-fest... maybe something like this is the Howard Stern of horror movies. Sure it's entertaining with some talent all around, but it does lack the fun and charm of the "Jaws ripoff" original.
6. Spiral: From the Book of Saw* (2021)- I know Chris Rock is trying to rebrand, but not sure his brand fits into the Saw franchise. The mystery is pretty obvious and honestly there hasn't been a really good Saw movie since the third one. Only watch it if you're a massive Saw fan. And if you are, please seek help afterwards.

October 4
7. Slasher: Guilty Party S2 E1: Six Feet Under*, S2 E2: Between Good and Evil*- Take a buncha unlikeable characters who did something terrible and sequester them up in the Great White North and see what happens. Think of it as, "I Know What You Did Last Summer, Eh."
8. Nightbooks* (2021)- You had me at Krysten Ritter. Here's a fun, Goosebumps-like story that's spooky for the whole family.
9. The Craft Legacy* (2020)- Oh this will piss off the anti-woke retrophiles, so it automatically gets a star for that. Here, there be spoilers: Some folks, lets call them what they are, misogynists who are either too cowardly to admit it or just too stupid to realize it, can handle a movie where men are the bad guys as long as there's a man or three that get to play the hero (e.g. the Wonder Woman movies). But they will bitch, moan, and troll if a man is the villain and women are heroes w/o any male help. This movie is how a remake/reboot should be; modern/current (sorry fossil culture) and different enough to have a reason to exist, yet still honor the original.
10. Midnight Mass S1 E3: Book III: Proverbs*, S1 E4: Book IV: Lamentations*

October 5
11. Slasher: Guilty Party S2 E3: Saint Sebastian*, S2 E4: Night of Hunters*
12. Midnight Mass S1 E5: Book V: Gospel*, S1 E6: Book VI: Acts of the Apostles*

October 6
13. Midnight Mass S1 E7: Book VII: Revelation*
14. Wolfman (2010)- I think we can all agree it's just hard to do a good werewolf film, especially if you try and stay true to the source material. But this movie acquits itself well enough to be engaging and entertaining. But there's definitely room for improvement; like don't take yourself more seriously than the DCU for pete's sake.

October 7
15. Universal's Halloween Horror Nights* - This was my first time going and the production level was through the roof. Some truly awesome mazes, but the scariest thing was the crowd level. It's like Floridians eat a bowl of Coronavirus for breakfast every morning and just smile.

October 8
16. Final Destination 3 (2006)- I grew up with the Friday the 13th franchise, so I am okay with repeating a template with only some minor tweaks. Like this time, it's a roller coaster.

October 9
17. Carrie (2013)- I bet this pitch went, "Let's remake Carrie, but make it more like an X-Men flick." Also, everyone was just too pretty... know what I mean?

October 11
18. Land of the Dead (2005)- This is good ole fashioned Romero zombie fun. The social commentary was a little too on the rotting nose, and the main hero was too vanilla, but all in all, it's a pretty good ride.
19. Saw (2004)- I forget how good this was. The first one isn't so much torture porny as you'd think. It really is more mystery/twisty. And when are we finally going to put James Wan up on the horror Mount Rushmore? Cause, damn it, he belongs there.
20. Muppets Haunted Mansion* (2021)- This was great. We'd just rode the Haunted Mansion the day before, so probably enjoyed it that a lot more due to that. Come on, you take my favorite theme park ride and mash it with the Muppet... that's a recipe for success in anyone's cook book.
LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales* (2021)- I know what you're gonna ask, is this cannon? Hell if I know or care. All I care about is it's funny and has some cool/spooky moments.

October 12
21. Motel Hell* (1980)- Someone has an axe to grind against counterculture. I get this was a dark comedy, but it just wasn't my brand of humor. I didn't hate it and can see why it's a cult classic, but it didn't speak to me.
22. What Lies Beneath (2000)- Zemeckis does Hitchcock. I love these old fashioned, slow burn mystery/thrillers; they possess a certain charm.

October 13
23. Malevolent* (2018)- This was better than I expected. Of course, I didn't expect much since I've never heard of it. The new Black Widow and her con-gang investigate an old haunted manor. Yeah, we've seen this before, but it was well done.

October 14
24. Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat* (1989)- What the hell is this movie... a campy western horror comedy mash-up? It's got a ton of minor actors from the 80's along with the Chin, Rex Manning, and a sleep walking David Carradine, yet some of the worst acting and ordinary effects you'll ever see. I will say there's some interesting elements and you can see the seeds of True Blood and Underworld, but it's just too ridiculous.
25. Slasher: Guilty Party S2 E5: Out of the Frying Pan*, S2 E6: Drone*
26. Silent Madness* (1984)- I assume this was written by a 13-year-old hopped up on Pixy Stix. The best word to sum up everything about this movie is amateur.

October 15
27. Slasher: Guilty Party S2 E7: Dawn of the Dead*, S2 E8: The Past Is Never Dead*
28. Sinister (2012)- Simply one of the best horror films of the last decade. Has it all, good acting, interesting story, and creepy-ass bad guy.
29. Hubie Halloween (2020)- This is a Halloween classic and don't let anyone tell you differently. Calls back to Adam Sandler's prime... can I legally say that? This really leans into the spirit of the season and is more fun than your neighbor's Halloween party. I mean really Dave, it takes more than a six pack of Löwenbräu, a bowl of candy corn, and the Monster Mash on repeat.

October 16
30. Tourist Trap* (1979)- A odd mashup of Carrie, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and House of Wax that actually works. Chuck "the Shotgunman" Conners hobbles through this creepy, cautionary tale about minding your own damn business.
31. Halloween Kills* (2021)- Or better yet, Halloween Disappoints. Spoilers galore alert: I'll do this like a year end performance review and start with the positive, they got Michael right. He was menacing and unstoppable, like a force of nature. The negative, and there's plenty of that; it ignores the 3 points of a good slasher. Point one, the fun of the cat and mouse game between the killer and their victims is nonexistent. Most of the film has Michael killing randos while the main characters are caught up in a pseudo capital riot. Point two, the dread and fear is missing from most of this film. None of the main characters are really frightened of Michael. And if they aren't, why would the audience be? Point three, there's almost no humor to offset the violence, and this was co-written by Danny McFreakingBride. I know slashers aren't known for being smart, but this one was just unforgivingly dumb. You have doctors and other hospital staff who are in a triage situation suddenly going wilding and stampeding patients. You have Tommy not knowing what Michael looked like because he wore a mask for one night over 40 years ago? C'mon man, his infamous face, which was on the local news by the way, would have been burned into the traumatized guy's brain. Everyone in that town, in the world, would know what he looked like. Most of what this movie had to offer (the unruly mob claiming an innocent life, Michael transforming into something more than a man) has been done better in the sequels it ignores.
32. The Exorcist S1 E1: Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee*, S1 E2: Chapter Two: Lupus in Fabula*- What if Daniel Craig's James Bond was a priest instead of a secret agent? I am finding out in this well written, acted, and produced show.

October 17
33. The Movies That Made Us S3 E1: Halloween*, S3 E2: Friday the 13th*- Eventually they will either run outta things to say about these movies or everyone involved in them will be dead.
34. Pet Sematary Two* (1992)- What happens when you remove Stephen King from the Pet Sematary equation? You get Pet Sematary II. Edward Furlong smirks his way through this feels like made for TV movie that asks, what if you brought douche bags back from the dead? Not the worse flick, but nothing special either.
35. Train to Busan* (2016)- Aka Zombies on a train. Takes place in the World War Z universe, at least in my mind, with the Olympic level zombies going for the gold, well, flesh. It's a great ride... for us, not for anyone on that terror train. And like with most zombie movies, the moral is people are the real enemy and maybe we deserve to be consumed.
36. Hunter Hunter* (2020)- Aka Casper off the grid. Casper and his family chooses to rough it as trappers and encounter a "mean" wolf. Very well done and really takes its time to put you inside their arduous lives. Then John Connor shows up and well the moral is people are the real enemy and maybe we deserve to be consumed.

October 18
37. The Movies That Made Us S3 E3: A Nightmare on Elm Street*, S3 E4: Aliens*
38. Saw II (2005)- Bigger, badder, and bloodier. This is where Saw gets it's torture porn reputation from. And where you get to know the man behind the puppet, Jigsaw. Side note, this movie is now old enough to drive, hows that for feeling ancient.
39. The Exorcist S1 E3: Chapter Three: Let 'Em In*, S1 E4: Chapter Four: The Moveable Feast*

October 19
40. The Manor* (2021)- Kinda sorta an allegory for old age and just like old age, ends on a big downer. Could have been a lot creepier, but it felt rushed, kinda like youth I guess.

October 20
41. The Exorcist S1 E5: Chapter Five: Through My Most Grievous Fault*, S1 E6: Chapter Six: Star of the Morning*

October 21
42. Slasher: Solstice S3 E1: 6am to 9am*, S3 E2: 9am to 12pm*- The show gets more woke as the seasons progress. Which I have no problem with, it is called progress. So if you are anti-woke, you are simply part of the inequality problem, no matter what cowardly excuse you hide behind. Sorry, I listened to a DE&I call at work and I just get so angry with how people cloud the issue with their own personal BS.

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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Key:
F = First Time Viewing
S = Subset Film
T = Daily Theme
Goals:
[ ]100 movies
[ ]Finish checklist, themes, and subset films
[ ]Finalize list at the end
#TitleYearLinkFST
September 30
1Roadgames1981imdb
2Malignant2021imdb
October 1
3Slither2006imdb
4Burke and Hare2010imdb
5The Wolf of Snow Hollow2020imdb
October 2
6Bingo Hell2021imdb
7Black as Night2021imdb
8Silent Madness1984imdb
9Friday the 13th: A New Beginning1985imdb
10Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives1986imdb
11Axeman at Cutter's Creek2013imdb
12Slasher: Thicker Than Water (S04E01)2021imdb
--Slasher: The Sins of the Father (S04E02)2021imdb
13Slasher: In Trust (S04E03)2021imdb
--Slasher: Upstairs Downstairs (S04E04)2021imdb
October 3
14The Severed Arm1973imdb
15What Waits Below1984imdb
16Amityville II: The Possession1982imdb
17The Wizard of Gore1970imdb
18The Wizard of Gore2007imdb
19The Curse of King Tut's Tomb1980imdb
20Nightbooks2021imdb
21The Comeback1978imdb
October 4
22Körkarlen1921imdb
23The Spiral Staircase1946imdb
24Ecologia del delitto1971imdb
25The Frighteners1996imdb
October 5
26Slasher: Family Ties (S04E05)2021imdb
--Slasher: Face Time (S04E06)2021imdb
27Slasher: Goldfinger (S04E07)2021imdb
--Slasher: Kindred (S04E08)2021imdb
28Witchfinder General1968imdb
2912 Hour Shift2020imdb
30Psychic Killer1975imdb
October 6
31Cutting Class1989imdb
32Evil: N Is for Night Terrors (S02E01)2021imdb
--Evil: A Is for Angel (S02E02)2021imdb
33Evil: F Is for Fire (S02E03)2021imdb
--Evil: E Is for Elevator (S02E04)2021imdb
34Girls Nite Out1982imdb
October 7
35Carrie1976imdb
36The Stylist2020imdb
37Rabid2019imdb
October 8
38Slumber Party Massacre II (Last Drive-In)1987imdb
39D-Railed2018imdb
40Terror Train (Last Drive-In)1980imdb
October 9
41The Neon Demon2016imdb
42Ladrones de tumbas1989imdb
43Death Bed: The Bed That Eats1977imdb
44Chapelwaite: Blood Calls Blood (S01E01)2021imdb
--Chapelwaite: Memento Mori (S01E02)2021imdb
45Fright Night1985imdb
46Vamp1986imdb
47Lobster Man from Mars1989imdb
October 10
48Furankenshutain no kaijű: Sanda tai Gaira1966imdb
49Batoru rowaiaru2000imdb
50Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein1948imdb
51Dracula1931imdb
52Dracula1992imdb
53Evil: Z Is for Zombies (S02E05)2021imdb
--Evil: C Is for Cop (S02E06)2021imdb
October 11
54The Mortuary Collection2019imdb
55Run2020imdb
56Things Heard & Seen2021imdb
57The Manor2021imdb
October 12
58Evil: S Is for Silence (S02E07)2021imdb
--Muppets Haunted Mansion2021imdb
59Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II1987imdb
60Ratu Ilmu Hitam2019imdb
October 13
61Night of the Demon1957imdb
62Evil: B Is for Brain (S02E08)2021imdb
--Evil: U Is for U.F.O. (S02E09)2021imdb
63Evil: O Is for Ovaphobia (S02E10)2021imdb
--Evil: I Is for IRS (S02E11)2021imdb
64Crimewave1985imdb


Checklist:
Spoiler:
[✓]Select 10 actors
[✓]Jenny AgutterBurke and Hare
[✓]Arielle BrachfeldAxeman
[✓]Clancy BrownThe Mortuary Collection
---Chuck Connors
---Peter Cushing
[✓]Brad DourifThe Wizard of Gore (2007)
[✓]Elissa DowlingAxeman
[✓]Deborah ForemanLobster Man from Mars
[✓]Stephen GeoffreysFright Night
---Boris Karloff
---Udo Kier
[✓]Christopher LeeBurke and Hare
[✓]Bela LugosiAbbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
[✓]Lynn LowryRabid
---Virginia Madsen
---Julian Sands
[✓]Tiffany ShepisAxeman
[✓]P.J. SolesCarrie
---Scout Taylor-Compton
---Tony Todd
---[Recently Deceased] Julie Strain
---[Recently Deceased] Daria Nicolodi
---[Recently Deceased] Barbara Shelley
---[Recently Deceased] Cloris Leachman
---Select 5 directors
---Freddie Francis
---Jesús "Jess" Franco
---William Grefé
---Amando de Ossorio
---Takashi Miike
---Steve Miner
---Jean Rollin
[✓]Pete WalkerThe Comeback
[✓]James WanMalignant
---[Recently Deceased] Norman J. Warren
[✓][Female Director] Gigi Saul GuerreroBingo Hell
[✓][Female Director] Maritte Lee GoBlack as Night
[✓][Female Director] Brea Grant12 Hour Shift
[✓][Female Director] Jill GevargizianThe Stylist
[✓][Female Director] Jen & Sylvia SoskaRabid
[✓][Female Director] Deborah Navarra-BrockSlumber Party Massacre II
---Select 2 film composers
[✓]Pino DonaggioCarrie
---Alan Howarth
---Claudio Simonetti
---Christopher Young
[✓]Select 2 makeup effects artists
[✓]Rick BakerThe Frighteners
---Joe Blasco
---KNB EFX Group
[✓]Matthew MungleDracula (1992)
---Dick Smith
---[Recently Deceased] Robert Green Hall
[✓]Select 2 producers
---Lawrence Bender
[✓]Jason BlumBingo Hell
---Herman Cohen
[✓]Dino De LaurentiisAmityville II
---Select 2 writers
---Christopher Landon
[✓]Dardano SacchettiA Bay of Blood
---Curt Siodmak
---Kiyoshi Kurosawa
[✓]Select 30 sub-genres/types
[✓]3-D FilmSilent Madness
[✓]Anthology FilmThe Mortuary Collection
[✓]Appears on 'TSZDT'Road Games
[✓]Based on a True StoryBurke and Hare
[✓]Based on a NovelNightbooks
---Candy Cinema
[✓]CannibalismThe Neon Demon
---Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson
[✓]Cinematic Titanic/Horror Host/MST3K/RiffTraxSlumber Party Massacre II
[✓]Comedy/SpoofLobster Man from Mars
[✓]Criterion/Masters of CinemaThe Phantom Carriage
---Cryptid Cinema
[✓]Death By: ElectrocutionCarrie
[✓]Director or Writer Cameo in Own FilmThe Stylist
[✓]Distributor/Studio: Kino LorberThe Comeback
---Documentary
---Dream Horror
[✓]Drunk HorrorThe Wolf of Snow Hollow
---Enzo Sciotti Art
---Euro Horror
[✓]Extraterrestrial/Takes Place in SpaceSlither
---Fan Film
---Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List
---Film From TCM's October Schedule
---Firearms
[✓]FlashbackFriday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
---Fog
[✓]Folk HorrorWitchfinder General
---Found Footage
[✓]FrankensteinAbbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
[✓]From a Basil Gogos PaintingDracula (1931)
[✓]Ghost/HauntingThe Frighteners
[✓]GialloA Bay of Blood
---J-Horror
[✓]Kaiju/Giant MonsterThe War of the Gargantuas
---Killer/Evil Animal
---Killer/Evil Child
---Killer/Evil Doll
---Luchador
---Mad Scientist
[✓]Made-for-TV MovieThe Curse of King Tut's Tomb
---Mummy
---Musical/Rock 'n' Roll Horror
[✓]Name in TitleDracula (1992)
---Nation of Origin: Russia
---Ouija Board
---Phobias
---Psychological
---Quarantine
---Rape/Revenge
---Shot in Bronson Canyon
[✓]Shudder Original/ExclusiveThe Queen of Black Magic
[✓]Slasher/Psycho/Homicidal ManiacFriday the 13th: A New Beginning
---Slow Motion
---Split Personality
[✓]SuicideBattle Royale
[✓]Takes Place in a CryptGrave Robbers
[✓]Takes Place in a High SchoolCutting Class
[✓]Takes Place in a LibraryThings Heard & Seen
[✓]Takes Place on a HolidayTerror Train
---Takes Place on a Mountain
[✓]Takes Place on or Under the SeaD-Railed
---Three Installments in a Franchise
[✓]Title Spoken by CharacterFright Night
---Trailer Compilation
---Travelogue
[✓]VampireBlack as Night
---Voyeurism
---Werewolf
---Wilhelm Scream
[✓]Witchcraft/Satanic/ReligiousAmityville II
---With Commentary
---With Two or More Horror Legends
---Zombie
[✓]Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff"
[✓]1921 (100th)The Phantom Carriage
[✓]1946 (75th)The Spiral Staircase
[✓]1971 (50th)A Bay of Blood
[✓]1996 (25th)The Frighteners
[✓]Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
[✓]40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie MacabreWitchfinder General
---40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films
[✓]40th Anniversary of MTVFriday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
[✓]50th Anniversary of Monster CerealDracula
---100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball
---Select 3 horror film tropes
---Killed during sex
[✓]New house, new problemsThings Heard & Seen
---No cell phone service
---Making dumb decisions
---The creepy gas station attendant
---The evil doll that comes to life
[✓]The mirror scareFriday the 13th: A New Beginning
---The suddenly unpredictable vehicle
[✓]Select 4 ratings
[✓]GThe War of the Gargantuas
[✓]PGRoad Games
[✓]PG-13Crimewave
[✓]RMalignant
---NC-17
---X
[✓]Unrated12 Hour Shift
---M
---GP
[✓]Select 6 Decades of Film History
[✓]Pre-1930The Phantom Carriage
[✓]1930sDracula
[✓]1940sThe Spiral Staircase
[✓]1950sCurse of the Demon
[✓]1960sWitchfinder General
[✓]1970sThe Severed Arm
[✓]1980sRoad Games
[✓]1990sThe Frighteners
[✓]2000sSlither
[✓]2010sBurke and Hare
[✓]2020sMalignant
---Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality
---Robert Green Hall
---Julie Strain
---Daria Nicolodi
---Barbara Shelley
---Cloris Leachman
---Norman J. Warren
---Watch a film shot on 1 of the following
---Video
---8mm (Super 8)
---16mm
[✓]Watch 1 OHMC "favorite"
[✓](a 2009 subset pick)Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
[✓]Watch a film and its remake back-to-back on the same day
[✓]OriginalThe Wizard of Gore (1970)
[✓]RemakeThe Wizard of Gore (2007)
[✓]Watch films in at least 3 formats
[✓]First format: StreamingMalignant
[✓]Second format: Blu-raySlither
[✓]Third format: TheaterAbbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
[✓]Watch films in at least 3 languages
[✓]First language: Silent/SwedishThe Phantom Carriage
[✓]Second language: SpanishGrave Robbers
[✓]Third language: IndonesianThe Queen of Black Magic
[✓]Watch 2 films with similar plots
[✓]FirstFright Night
[✓]SecondVamp
[✓]Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
[✓]Stars a Julie (Strain, Anne Prescott, Benz, Harris, Adams)Psychic Killer (Adams)
[✓]Features a character waking up from a nightmareThe Wizard of Gore (2007)
---Was made in the 1990s
[✓]Features a LGBT characterAxeman
---Was written by Charles B. Griffith
[✓]Features a severed headFriday the 13th: A New Beginning
[✓]Has a scene in a nightclubThe Neon Demon
[✓]Was shot in MexicoGrave Robbers
[✓]Is listed in Suburban GrindhouseGirls Nite Out
---Takes place at a national park
---Features a funeral scene
[✓]Title includes 'Return of'/'Curse of'/'Bride of'/'Son of'The Curse of King Tut's Tomb





Personal Challenges:
Spoiler:
General Stuff
---Optional items from the main checklist
---Attend a live or virtual event
[✓]Listen to a horror movie soundtrackFright Night
[✓]Read a horror novel or novellaI Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells
[✓]Read a horror comic book or graphic novelMy Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris
---Read a horror magazine
---Watch a movie adaptation of a book I read this year
---
---Cover all the title types on IMDb
[✓]Feature FilmRoad Games
[✓]TV MovieThe Curse of King Tut's Tomb
---TV Series
[✓]TV EpisodeSlasher
[✓]TV SpecialMuppets Haunted Mansion
---Mini-Series
---Documentary
---Video Game
---Short Film
---Video
---TV Short
---Podcast Series
---Watch at least 90 minutes of short films
---
---Check off at least 5 first-time watches from among these lists
---
Feminism Beyond the Final Girl
---Check off all the women on the regular checklist
---Jenny Agutter (actor)
[✓]Arielle Brachfeld (actor)Axeman
[✓]Elissa Dowling (actor)Axeman
[✓]Deborah Foreman (actor)Lobster Man from Mars
[✓]Lynn Lowry (actor)Rabid
---Virginia Madsen (actor)
[✓]Tiffany Shepis (actor)Axeman
[✓]P.J. Soles (actor)Carrie
---Scout Taylor-Compton (actor)
---Julie Strain (recently deceased, Julies)
---Daria Nicolodi (recently deceased)
---Barbara Shelley (recently deceased)
---Cloris Leachman (recently deceased)
---Julie Anne Prescott (Julies)
---Julie Benz (Julies)
[✓]Julie Harris (Julies)Crimewave
[✓]Julie Adams (Julies)Psychic Killer
[✓]Watch at least 5 titles by female directors
[✓]Gigi Saul GuerreroBingo Hell
[✓]Maritte Lee GoBlack as Night
[✓]Brea Grant12 Hour Shift
[✓]Jill GevargizianThe Stylist
[✓]The Soska SistersRabid
[✓]Deborah Navarra-BrockSlumber Party Massacre II
[✓]Shari Springer BermanThings Heard & Seen
[✓]Axelle CarolynThe Manor
[✓]Watch at least 2 titles with a female cinematographer
[✓]Natalie KingstonThe Wolf of Snow Hollow
[✓]Cybel MartinBlack as Night
[✓]Kim DerkoRabid
[✓]Natasha BraierThe Neon Demon
[✓]Hillary SperaRun
[✓]Watch at least 2 titles with a female screenwriter
[✓]Akela CooperMalignant
[✓]Fran WalshThe Frighteners
[✓]Brea Grant12 Hour Shift
[✓]Deborah Navarra-BrockSlumber Party Massacre II
[✓]Shari Springer BermanThings Heard & Seen
[✓]Axelle CarolynThe Manor
[✓]Watch at least 1 title based on a book by a female author
[✓]Selma LagerlöfThe Phantom Carriage
[✓]Ethel Lina WhiteThe Spiral Staircase
[✓]Elizabeth BrundageThings Heard & Seen
---Watch at least 2 titles with a female composer
[✓]Jill FraserCutting Class
---
[✓]Watch at least 3 titles that pass the Bechdel Test and the Mako Mori Test
[✓]Malignant
[✓]The Spiral Staircase
[✓]The Neon Demon
[✓]Watch at least 1 title about a group of women
[✓]Slumber Party Massacre II
[✓]The Neon Demon
[✓]Watch at least 1 title with a young (child/pre-teen) female protagonist
[✓]Nightbooks
[✓]Watch at least 1 title discussed in Carol J. Clover's seminal
fundamental work 'Men, Women, and Chain Saws'
[✓]Carrie
[✓]Dracula
[✓]The Spiral Staircase
[✓]Vamp
Intersectionality and Ally-ism
[✓]Watch at least 3 titles with a BIPOC protagonist
[✓]Bingo Hell
[✓]Black as Night
[✓]Nightbooks
[✓]Watch at least 1 title directed by a BIPOC director
[✓]Gigi Saul GuerreroBingo Hell
[✓]Maritte Lee GoBlack as Night
[✓]Joston TheneyAxeman
---Watch at least 1 title directed by/featuring indigenous peoples
---
---Watch at least 3 titles with positively-portrayed/fully-realized LGBTQ characters
[✓]Slasher
[✓]The Neon Demon
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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Goal : 138
Bold = Subset
Black = DVD
Blue = Blu-ray
Red = Streaming
Yellow = UHD
Green = VHS
Purple = Theatrical
ftw = First Time Watch

Checklist :
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors: Completed
X Jenny Agutter - the Survivor
--- Arielle Brachfield -
X Clancy Brown - the Mortuary Collection
X Chuck Connors - Summer Camp Nightmare
--- Peter Cushing -
X Brad Dourif - Spontaneous Combustion
--- Elissa Dowling -
X Deborah Foreman - Sundown
X Stephen Geoffreys - Fright Night
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Udo Kier -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Legosi -
--- Lynn Lowry -
X Virginia Madsen - Zombie High
X Julian Sands - Warlock
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
X Tiffany Shepis - Abominable
X P.J. Soles - Carrie
--- Tony Todd -
X Recently Deceased (Daria Nicolodi) - Inferno

Select 5 directors: Completed
--- Freddie Francis -
X Jesús "Jess" Franco - Ilsa the Wicked Warden
X William Grefé - Whiskey Mountain
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
X Steve Miner - Warlock
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
X James Wan - the Conjuring
X Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 - Axelle Carolyn - the Manor
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers: Completed
X Pino Donaggio - Carrie
X Alan Howarth - Halloween II
X Claudio Simonetti - Suspiria
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists: Completed
X Rick Baker - the Frighteners
--- Joe Blasco -
X KNB EFX Group - Planet Terror
X Mathew Mungle - Silver Bullet
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers: Completed
--- Lawrence Bender -
X Jason Blum - Freaky
--- Herman Cohen -
X Dino De Laurentiis - Silver Bullet

Select 2 writers: Completed
X Christopher Landon - Freaky
X Dardano Sacchetti - A Bay Of Blood
--- Curt Siodmak -
X Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Cure

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: Completed
X *3-D Film - Silent Madness
X Anthology Film - Creepshow 2
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films -
X Based on a True Story - Dead Ringers
X Based on a Novel - Summer Camp Nightmare
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
X Cannibalism - Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies
X Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson - Trilogy Of Terror
X Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax - Angel/Terror Train
X Comedy / Spoof - Class Reunion
X Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Dead Ringers
X Cryptid Cinema - Abominable
X Death by: Electrocution - Carrie
X Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2 - the Frighteners
X Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber - Tower Of Evil
X Documentary -In Search Of Darkness
--- Dream Horror -
X Drunk Horror - Slither
X Euro Horror - Daughters Of Darkness
XEnzo Sciotti Art - Evil Dead 2
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
—-Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
--- Firearms -
XFlashback - the Severed Arm
X Fog, 2 - Wilding
X Folk Horror - Witchfinder General
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
X Ghost / Haunting - the Conjuring
X Giallo - A Bay Of Blood
X J-Horror - Battle Royals
X Kaiju / Giant Monster - Curse Of The Demon
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
X Killer / Evil Child - Battle Royale
X Killer / Evil Doll - Puppet Master
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
X Mad Scientist - Planet Terror
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Name In Title -
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
--- Psychological -
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
X Shot in Bronson Canyon - Abominable
X Shudder Original / Exclusive - Slaxx
X Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Silent Madness
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
X Suicide - Carrie
X Takes Place in a Crypt - Grave Robbers
X Takes Place in a High School - Zombie High
X Takes Place in a Library - Carrie
X Takes Place on a Mountain - Whiskey Mountain
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
X Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Ghost Ship
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
X Title Spoken By Character, 2 - the Frighteners
--- Trailer Compilation -
X Travelogue - Daughters of Darkness
X Vampire - Sundown
--- Voyeurism -
X Werewolf - Silver Bullet
X Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Inferno
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
X With Two or More Horror Legends - Alone In The Dark
X Zombie - Zombie High

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff": Completed
X 1921 (100th) - the Phantom Carriage
X 1946 (75th) - the Spiral Staircase
X 1971 (50th) - A Bay Of Blood
X 1996 (25th) – Frighteners

Select 1 from the following anniversaries: Completed
X 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre - Witchfinder General
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of
MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of
Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of
Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes: Completed
--- Killed during sex -
X New House, New Problems, 2 - the Amityville Horror
--- No cell phone service -
--- Making dumb decisions -
X The creepy gas station attendant - Body Bags
X The evil doll that comes to life - Puppet Master
X The mirror scare - Silent Madness
X The suddenly unpredictable vehicle - Alone In The Dark

Select 4 ratings: Completed
--- G -
X PG - Road Games
X PG-13 - The Gate
X R - Scream
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
X Unrated - the Descent
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history: Completed
X Pre-1930 - the Phantom Carriage
--- 1930 -
X 1940 - The Spiral Staircase
--- 1950 -
X 1960 - Witchfinder General
X 1970 - Suspiria
X 1980 - Road Games
X 1990 - Scream
X 2000 - Abominable
X 2010 - the Conjuring
X 2020 - Freaky

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality: Completed
X Recently deceased list - Daria Nicolodi

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following: Completed
X Video ,2 - Sledgehammer
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
---
16mm -

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites": Completed
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Frankenhooker (1990) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- Octaman (1971) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
X Spookies (1986) -

Watch a movie and it’s remake back to back on the same day: Completed
X Original - the Amityville Horror
X Remake - the Amityville Horror

Watch films in at least three formats: Completed
X First format, (dvd), (Road Games).
X Second format, (Blu-ray), (Slither).
X Third format, (vhs), (Scream).

Watch films in at least three languages: Completed
X First language, (English), (Road Games).
X Second language, (Spanish), (Grave Robbers).
X
Third language, (Japanese), (Battle Royale).

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
--- Film #1 -
--- Film #2 -


Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that: Completed
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
X Features a character waking up from a nightmare - Alone In The Dark
X Was made in the 1990s - Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies
X Features a LGBT character - Warlock
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
X Features a severed head - Road Games
--- Has a scene in a nightclub -
X Was shot in Mexico - Grave Robbers
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
--- Features a funeral scene -
--- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of -

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

X Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - Halloween Kills

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). OPTIONA





Subset :
Spoiler:

Spoiler:
X 09/30: group vote - Road Games (1981)
--- 11/01: group vote - Slaxx (2020)
X xx/xx: wildcard - any horror theatrical showing (2021) Halloween Kills

X 10/01: SterlingBen - Slither (2006)
X 10/02: clckorang - Silent Madness (1984)
X 10/03: Toddarino - The Severed Arm (1973)
X 10/04: MysterioMan007 - The Phantom Carriage (1921) / The Spiral Staircase (1946) / A Bay of Blood (1971) / The Frighteners (1996)
X 10/05: Gobear - Witchfinder General (1968)
X 10/06: hbsvb - Cutting Class (1989)
X 10/07: rbrown498 - Carrie (1976)
X 10/08: Fist of Doom Jr - Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
X 10/09: Chad - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (1989)
X 10/10: jholmes - Battle Royale (2000)
X 10/11: tarfrimmer - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
X 10/12: mallratcal - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
X 10/13: WillieMLF - Curse of the Demon (1957)
X 10/14: Darkgod - In Search of Darkness (2019)
X 10/15: Cure - ororama (1997)
X 10/16: DaveyJoe - Tower of Evil (1972)
X 10/17: alyxstarr - Fade to Black (1980)
X 10/18: Trevor - Planet Terror (2007)
X 10/19: shellebelle - The Ninth Gate (1999)
X 10/20: Undeadcow - Daughters of Darkness (1971) / Wildling (2018)
X 10/21: indiephantom - The Collector (2009)
X 10/22: TheBigDave - The Empty Man (2020)
--- 10/23: jacob_b - Freaky (2020)
--- 10/24: Bladz - Triangle (2009)
--- 10/25: Numbercrunch - Possessor (2020)
--- 10/26: T-bone22 - The Gate (1987)
--- 10/27: Shack - The Untold Story (1993)
--- 10/28: pacaway - Body Bags (1993)
--- 10/29: Voorheeshulk - Opera (1987)
--- 10/30: Darth Maher - Evil Dead II (1987)
--- 10/31: cwileyy - Halloween Kills (2021)


9/30
1. Road Games (ftw)
2. Dead Ringers (ftw)

10/01
3. Slither
4. the Conjuring
5. Scream
6. Creepshow 2

10/02
7. Silent Madness (ftw)
8. Abominable (ftw)
9. Blood Hook
10. Alone In The Dark (ftw)
11. Suspiria
12. Inferno (ftw)

10/03
13. the Severed Arm (ftw)
14. Summer Camp Nightmare (ftw)
15. Spontaneous Combustion (ftw)
16. Warlock (ftw)
17. Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies (ftw)
18. Sledgehammer (ftw)
19. Whiskey Mountain (ftw)

10/04
20.The Phantom Carriage (ftw)
21. The Spiral Staircase (ftw)
22. A Bay Of Blood (ftw)
23. The Frighteners
24. Zombie High (ftw)
25. Class Reunion (ftw)

10/05
26. Witchfinder General
27. Sundown the Vampire In Retreat (ftw)
28. Silver Bullet
29. Ghost Ship

10/6
30. Cutting Class (ftw)
31. Ilsa the Wicked Warden (ftw)
32. the Amityville Horror
33. the Amityville Horror
34. the Survivor (ftw)

10/7
35. Carrie
36. Return To Horror High
37. Spookies
38. The Descent

10/08
39. Slumber Party Massacre II
40. Children Of The Corn
41. Demon Knight
42. Monster Dog
43. Angel (ftw)
44. Terror Train

10/09
45. Grave Robbers (ftw)
46. Dead Heat
47. Maniac Cop
48. Maniac Cop 2 (ftw)
49. Maniac Cop 3 (ftw)
50. Psycho Cop Returns
51. Evil Dead
52. Night Of The Zombies (ftw)

10/10
53. Battle Royale
54. the People Under The Stairs
55. House Of Wax
56. Fright Night

10/11
57. The Mortuary Collection (ftw)
58. Ice Cream Man
59. Maximum Overdrive
60. Prom Night

10/12
61. Prom Night II
62. Pumpkinhead
63. Friday the 13th (remake)
64. Puppet Master

10/13
64. Curse Of The Demon (ftw)
65. The Haunting
66. the Manor (ftw)
67. the Relic

10/14
68. In Search
69. Of Darkness
70. Part II
71. Winterbeast (ftw)

10/15
72. Cure (ftw)
73. Phantasam
74. the Burning
75. Blood Games
76. Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (ftw)

10/16
77. Tower Of Evil (ftw)
78. Halloween Kills (ftw)
79. Frightmare (ftw)
80. Beyond Dreams Door (ftw)
81. Night Of The Creeps
82. April Fool’s Day

10/17
83. Fade To Black
84. Savage Weekend (ftw)
85. The Forest (ftw)
86. Don’t Go In The Woods (ftw)
87. Night Of The Comet

10/18
88. Planet Terror
89. Death Proof
90. Return Of The Living Dead
91. Return Of The Living Dead II
92. Night Of The Living Dead (remake)

10/19
93. The Ninth Gate(ftw)
94. Lord Of Illusion (ftw)
95. Trilogy Of Terror (ftw)

10/20
96. Daughters Of Darkness (ftw)
97. Wildling (ftw)
98. The Howling
99. An American Werewolf In London
100. The Howling II (ftw)

10/21
101. The Collector (ftw)
102. Cabin In The Woods
103. American Gothic (ftw)
104. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (ftw)

10/22
105. The Empty Man (ftw)
106.

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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

09/30
(1) Christine. (1983) A teenager buy's his first car that turns out to have a demented mind of its own. 8/10
10/2
(2) The Haunting. (1963) A group of ghost hunter types stay in a haunted mansion to test it's supernatural powers. Good, but a bit outdated. 7/10
(3) Bled. (2009) A man meets an artist at a gallery and gives her a potion that takes her to another vampiric universe. 8/10
10/3
(4) Brides of Dracula. (1960) My first entry of the Hammer productions. A decibel of Dracula raids the countryside after being released from captivity. 8/10
(5) The Fall of the House of Usher. (1960) My first entry in the Vincent Price genre. Aman comes across the Usher mansion to claim his bride. And to spar with her brother who will do anything to keep her from leaving. 8/10
10/4
(6) The Wolf Man (1941) A man is bitten by a wolf and then turns into the raging Wolf Man. 9/10
10/6
(7) Horror of Dracula. (1958) Grandaddy of the Dracula Hammer series. Cushing and Lee shine in this one. 9/10
10/8
(8) The Thing from Another World. A flying saucer crashes at the North Pole. A team of Military soldiers and scientists are sent to investigate. 8/10
(9) Twilight Zone- The Movie. A series of short stories centering around the famous Twilight Zone TV series of the 60's. 7/10
10/9
(10a) Twilight Zone- The Grave. An outlaw is killed by the town. And requests a meeting with a bounty hunter at his grave. Excellent. Dark and spooky. 10/10
(10b) Twilight Zone- Still Valley. A confederate soldier takes a book of witchcraft from an old warlock to stop the Union army. 9/10
(11) Underworld- Rise of the Lycans. Vampires vs. Werewolves. Shows the beginning of the Underworld series. 8/10
(12) Dracula, (1979) Frank Langella stars in this supposively romantic version of the count. Nice gothic sets. 7/10
(13) What Lies Beneath. (2000) A family is torn a part by a deadly secret 8/10
10/10
(14) Frankenstein. (1931) A mad scientist composes a human from the dead parts of other humans. 8/10
(15) The Curse of La Llorina. A Mexican legend of the woman who drowns her children in a river. Looks for other children to replace them. 9/10
(16) The Fog. (1980) A suspicious fog bank that hides a deadly secret for a California town. 8/10
10/12
(17) Bride of Frankenstein. A talking Frankenstein needs a friend. Preferably a mate. But something is wrong. " She hates me " as he destroys the castle. 8/10
10/15
(18) The Mummy's Hand, (1940) An Abbot and Costello team fund an expedition to look for the treasure of the Mummy's. And find one. 6/10
(19) Psycho. (1960) A woman meets her end as she's steals a small fortune and winds up at the Bates Motel. 9/10
10/17
(20) Kolchak- The Night Stalker. (1974) Made for TV movie. A Las Vegas news reporter stumbles across a serial killer who is a vampire. I have been watching this ever since it was released back in '74. Never get's old and wasted. 10/10
(21) Brahm Stokers Dracula. (1992) Tale based on the Dracula book by Brahm Stoker. Great gothic horror. One of my favorites. If not the #1 in my book. 10/10
(22) The Mothman Prophecies. A news reporter stumbles upon a vast number of warning Mothman sightings that happen before a disaster in West Virginia. 9/10
10/18
(23) The Mummy. I don't like this one as much as the other Universal's. It does has some good moments, like the flashback sequence. But I feel that it's very slow and loses me most of the time. 5/10

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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter -
--- Arielle Brachfield -
--- Clancy Brown -
--- Chuck Connors -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Udo Kier -
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lynn Lowry -
--- Virginia Madsen -
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
--- P.J. Soles -
--- Tony Todd -
--- Recently Deceased (insert actor) -

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
--- James Wan -
--- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 -
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Pino Donaggio -
--- Alan Howarth -
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Rick Baker -
--- Joe Blasco -
--- KNB EFX Group -
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
--- Christopher Landon -
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Curt Siodmak -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film -
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel -
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
--- Death by: Electrocution
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2
--- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber -
--- Documentary -
--- Dream Horror -
--- Drunk Horror -
--- Euro Horror -
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
--- Firearms -
--- Flashback -
--- Fog, 2 -
--- Folk Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Name In Title -
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
--- Psychological -
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
--- Shudder Original / Exclusive -
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
--- Suicide -
--- Takes Place in a Crypt -
--- Takes Place in a High School -
--- Takes Place in a Library -
--- Takes Place on a Mountain -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Title Spoken By Character, 2 -
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
--- Vampire -
--- Voyeurism -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1921 (100th) -
--- 1946 (75th) -
--- 1971 (50th) -
--- 1996 (25th) –

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre -
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
--- Killed during sex -
--- New House, New Problems, 2 -
--- No cell phone service -
--- Making dumb decisions -
--- The creepy gas station attendant -
--- The evil doll that comes to life -
--- The mirror scare -
--- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle -

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

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
--- Recently deceased list -

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video ,2 -
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
--- 16mm -

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Frankenhooker (1990) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- Octaman (1971) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
--- Spookies (1986) -

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
--- Original -
--- Remake -

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 2 films with similar plots:
--- Film #1 -
--- Film #2 -

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
--- Features a character waking up from a nightmare -
--- Was made in the 1990s -
--- Features a LGBT character -
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
--- Features a severed head -
--- Has a scene in a nightclub -
--- Was shot in Mexico -
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
--- Features a funeral scene -
--- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of -

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

--- Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - 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 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

14th Year of Fun!

Goal: ???

TOTAL: 3
FIRST TIME VIEWS: 1

☼ indicates first time viewing

Ratings:
★★★★★
★★★★
★★★
★★
Week 1


- October 1 -
None

- October 2 -
None

- October 3 -
None

- October 4 -
1. Suspiria (1977) ★★★★★

- October 5 -
None

- October 6 -
2. There's Someone Inside Your House (2021) ★★★ ☼

- October 4 -
3. The Mummy (1999) ★★★★


Checklist
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter -
--- Arielle Brachfield -
--- Clancy Brown -
--- Chuck Connors -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Brad Dourif -
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
--- Boris Karloff -
-X- Udo Kier - Suspiria (1977)
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lynn Lowry -
--- Virginia Madsen -
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
--- P.J. Soles -
--- Tony Todd -
--- Recently Deceased (insert actor) -

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
--- James Wan -
--- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 -
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
--- Pino Donaggio -
--- Alan Howarth -
-X- Claudio Simonetti - Suspiria (1977)
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Rick Baker -
--- Joe Blasco -
--- KNB EFX Group -
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
--- Jason Blum -
--- Herman Cohen -
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
--- Christopher Landon -
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
--- Curt Siodmak -
--- Kiyoshi Kurosawa -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film -
-X- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films - Suspiria (1977)
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof -
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
--- Death by: Electrocution
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2
--- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber -
--- Documentary -
-X- Dream Horror - Suspiria (1977)
--- Drunk Horror -
-X- Euro Horror - Suspiria (1977)
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
-X- Firearms - The Mummy (1999)
-X- Flashback - There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
--- Fog, 2 -
--- Folk Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Mad Scientist -
-X- Mummy - The Mummy (1999)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Name In Title -
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
--- Psychological -
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
--- Shudder Original / Exclusive -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
--- Suicide -
--- Takes Place in a Crypt -
-X- Takes Place in a High School - There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
--- Takes Place in a Library -
--- Takes Place on a Mountain -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Title Spoken By Character, 2 -
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
--- Vampire -
--- Voyeurism -
--- Werewolf -
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Suspiria (1977)
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends -
--- Zombie -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1921 (100th) -
--- 1946 (75th) -
--- 1971 (50th) -
--- 1996 (25th) –

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre -
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
--- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 -
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
--- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2-

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
--- Killed during sex -
--- New House, New Problems, 2 -
--- No cell phone service -
--- Making dumb decisions -
--- The creepy gas station attendant -
--- The evil doll that comes to life -
--- The mirror scare -
--- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle -

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - The Mummy (1999)
-X- R - Suspiria (1977)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Suspiria (1977)
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - The Mummy (1999)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
-X- 2020 - There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
--- Recently deceased list -

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video ,2 -
--- 8mm (Super 8) -
--- 16mm -

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
--- Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) -
--- Frankenhooker (1990) -
--- Hobgoblins (1988) -
--- The House by the Cemetery (1981) -
--- Killer Condom (1996) -
--- The Killer Tongue (1996) -
--- Octaman (1971) -
--- Microwave Massacre (1983) -
--- Shakma (1990) -
--- Spookies (1986) -

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
--- Original -
--- Remake -

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, 4K UHD, Suspiria (1977)
-X- Second format, Streaming, There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, English, Suspiria (1977)
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title).
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title).

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
--- Film #1 -
--- Film #2 -

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
--- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams -
-X- Features a character waking up from a nightmare - There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
--- Was made in the 1990s -
-X- Features a LGBT character - There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
--- Features a severed head -
--- Has a scene in a nightclub -
--- Was shot in Mexico -
--- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse -
--- Takes place at a national park -
--- Features a funeral scene -
--- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of -

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

--- Listen to a horror movie soundtrack - 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 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

100 Years of Horror

1. Genuine (1920)*
2. The Haunted Castle (1921)*
3. The Headless Horseman (1922)*
4. Felix the Ghost Breaker (1923)*+
5. The Hands of Orlac (1924)*
6. The Monster (1925)*
7. Midnight Faces (1926)*
8. Prelude (1927)*+
9. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)*
10. The Unholy Night (1929)*
11. The Bat Whispers (1930)*
12. The Phantom (1931)*
13. Vampyre (1932)*
14. Supernatural (1933)*
15. Maniac (1934)*
16. Condemned To Live (1935)*
17. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)*
18. The Hounds of the Baskerville (1837)*
19. Kaibyô nazo no shamisen (1938)*
20. The Face at the Window (1939)*
21. Before I Hang (1940)*
22. Man Made Monster (1941)*
23. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)*
24. The Return of the Vampire (1943)*
25. Cry of the Werewolf (1944)*
26. The Vampire's Ghost (1945)*
27. The Flying Serpent (1946)*
28. Scared to Death (1947)*
29. The Creeper (1948)*
30. Master Minds (1949)*
31. The Cuckoo Clock (1950)*+
32. The Man from Planet X (1951)*
33. The White Reindeer (1952)*
34. It Came From Outer Space (1953)*
35. Target Earth (1954)*
36. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)*
37. X The Unknown (1956)*
38. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)*
39. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)*
40. Night of the Ghouls (1959)*
41. The City of the Dead (1960)*
42. Shadow of the Cat (1961)*
43. Night of the Eagle (1962)*
44. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)*
45. Strait-Jacket (1964)*
46. Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)*
47. The Undertaker and his Pals (1966)*
48. Gallery of Horror (1967)*
49. House of Evil (1968)*
50. Night Gallery (1969)*
51. Crescendo (1970)*
52. A Bay of Blood (1971)*
53. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)*
54. Scream Blacula Scream (1973)*
55. Corpse Eaters (1974)*
56. Race With the Devil (1975)*
57. Crypt of Dark Secrets (1976)*
58. The Car (1977)*
59. Someone's Watching Me (1978)*
60. Fascination (1979)*
61. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)*
62. Night School (1981)*
63. Unhinged (1982)*
64. The Deadly Spawn (1983)*
65. Invitation to Hell (1984)*
66(6). Making Contact (1985)*
67. Neon Maniacs (1986)*
68. My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1987)*
69. The Brain (1988)*
70. I, Madman (1989)*
71. Grim Prairie Tales (1990)*
72. Popcorn (1991)*
73. Dust Devil (1992)*
74. Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)*

*First time viewing
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Re: The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***


2021 Horror Challenge
*=First time Viewing
Italics=Subset pick
September 30
1. Road Games (1981)
2. Arachnophobia (1990)
3. Insidious (2010)


October 1
4. Slither (2006)
5. Night of the Creeps (1986)
6. Twice Dead (1988)*
7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
8. Feast (2005)
9. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)


October 2
10. Silent Madness (1984)*
11. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
12. Friday the 13th (1980)
13. Halloween (1978)
14. Halloween II (1981)
15. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)


October 3
16. Halloween 4: The Curse of Michael Myers (1988)
17. The Severed Arm (1973)*
18. The Descent (2005)
19. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
20. The Cave (2005)
21. As Above, So Below (2014)
22. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
23. Tremors (1990)
24. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)


October 4
25. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
26. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
27. The Spiral Staircase (1946)*
28. A Bay of Blood (1971)*
29. The Phantom Carriage (1921)*
30. The Frighteners (1996)
31. The 'Burbs (1989)
32. Halloween 6:The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) *PRODUCER'S CUT*


October 5
32.5 Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales (2021)*
33.5 Phantasm (1979)
34.5 Phantasm II (1988)
35.5 Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
36.5 Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
37.5 Phantasm: Ravager (2016)
38.5 Witchfinder General (1968)*
39.5 Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)



October 6
40. Escape the Undertaker (2021)*
41. Cutting Class (1989)*
42. Halloween: H20 (1998)


October 7
43. Carrie (1976)
44. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
45. The Loved Ones (2009)


October 8
46. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
47. Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
48. Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987)


October 9
49. Grave Robbers (1989)*
50. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
51. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
52. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
53. The Monster Squad (1987)


October 10
54. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015)
55. Battle Royale (2000)
56. Boogeyman (2005)
57. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
58. Flatliners (1990)
--- American Horror Story 7x1: Election Night (2017)*
59. Z Nation, 2x7: Down the Mississippi (2015)*
60. Hush (2016)
--- Stranger Things 1x1: The Vanishing of Will Byers (2016)
61. Stranger Things, 1x2: The Weirdo on Maple Street (2016)
--- Stranger Things 1x3: Holly, Jolly (2016)
62. Stranger Things, 1x4: The Body (2016)


October 11
63. The Omen (1976)
64. Damien: Omen II (1978)
65. The Final Conflict (1981)
66. The Exorcist (1973)
67. The Mortuary Collection (2019)*


October 12
68. Prom Night (1980)
69. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
70. Spree (2020)*
--- Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1x1: Welcome to the Hellmouth (1997)
71. Buffy the Vampire Slayer,1x2: The Harvest (1997)
72. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)*
73. Boogeyman 2 (2007)*
74. Ghostbusters (1984)
75. Ghostbusters II (1989)
76. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018)
--- Stranger Things 1x5: The Flea and the Acrobat (2016)

October 13
77. Stranger Things 1x6: The Monster (2016)
78. Curse of the Demon (1957)*
79. Halloween (2018)

October 14
82. In Search of Darkness (2019)
83. Halloween Kills (2021)*
84. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

October 15
--- Chucky, 1x1: Death By Misadventure (2021)*
85. Supernatural, 8x2: What's Up, Tiger Mommy? (2012)
86. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
87. Child's Play (1988)
88. Cure (1997)
89. Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020)
--- Stranger Things, 1x7: The Bathtub (2016)
90. Stranger Things, 1x8: The Upside Down (2016)
91. The Conjuring (2013)
92. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part 6 (1986)

October 17
93. Crawl (2019)
94. Tower of Evil (1972)*
95. Poltergeist (1982)
96. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
--- The X-Files, 1x11: Eve (1993)
97. Stranger Things, 2x1: MADMAX (2017)

October 17
98. Child's Play 2 (1990)
99. Gremlins (1984)
100. Fade to Black (1980)
101. Final Destination 5 (2011)
---- Sam and Colby: Our Terrifying Night at Dracula's Castle (2021)*
102. I Know What You Did Last Summer, 1x1: It's Thursday (2021)*
103. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

October 18
104. Child's Play 3 (1991)
105. Planet Terror (2007)
106. Zombieland (2009)
107. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
----- Teen Wolf, 3x8: Visionary (2013)
108. The Walking Dead,1x1: Days Gone By (2010)

October 19
109. Final Destination (2000)
110. Final Destination 2 (2003)
111. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
112. The Shining (1980)
113. Final Destination 3 (2006)
114. The Ring (2002)
----- Sam and Colby: Our Scariest Seance in World's Largest Catacombs (2021)*
115. Chucky,1x2: Give Me Something Good to Eat (2021)*

October 20
116. Daughters of Darkness (1971)*
117. Wildling (2018)*
118. The Ring Two (2005)

October 21
119. The Collector (2009)
120. The House on Sorority Row (1982)
121. Sam and Colby: Returning to Queen Mary Room B340 (2021)*
122. The Lost Boys (1987)
123. Fright Night (1985)
124. The Final Destination (2009)

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2021 OCTOBER HORROR CHALLENGE


LIST:
Spoiler:
9/301Subset:

* ROAD GAMES (Roadgames) (1981)


"On the world's loneliest highway it's not a game - it's murder!"
Directed by: Richard Franklin
Runtime: 101 min
Country: Australia / U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Archive
Checklist: Rated PG
Rating: *****
2THE CRAZIES (1973)

"The world becomes a giant test tube!"
Directed by: George A. Romero
Runtime: 103 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: Lynn Lowry (Cast)
Rating: ***
3THE FUNHOUSE (1981)

"Something is alive in the funhouse...something that, tonight, will turn the funhouse into a carnival of terror!"
Directed by: Tobe Hooper
Runtime: 96 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Blu-Ray
Checklist: 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films
Rating: ***˝
DAY ONE: 05 H 00 M
10/014Subset:

SLITHER (2006)


"What's Gotten Into You?"
]
Directed by: James Gunn
Runtime: 95 min
Country: Canada / U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: Comedy/Spoof
Rating: ****
5SOULKEEPER (2001)

"Evil Hungers For Your Soul"
Directed by: Darin Ferriola
Runtime: 105 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: R.I.P. Thomas 'Tiny' Lister (Cast)
Rating: ***
6* CONSUMPTION (Live-In Fear) (2016)

"Evil Is Eternal"
Directed by: Brandon Scullion
Runtime: 80 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: Arielle Brachfield (Cast)
Rating: *
7* HAVENHURST (2016)

"Evil Lives Here"
Directed by: Andrew C. Erin
Runtime: 85 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Vudu
Checklist: Stars a Julie (Julie Benz)
Rating: **˝
8* PRIMAL RAGE: THE LEGEND OF KONGA (2018)

"If you thought you knew the Bigfoot legend, think again…"
Directed by: Patrick Magee
Runtime: 106 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Prime Video
Checklist: Takes place on a mountain
Rating: **˝
9* IN FABRIC (2018)

"A Film by Peter Strickland"
Directed by: Peter Strickland
Runtime: 118 min
Country: UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: Has a scene in a nightclub
Rating: ***
10* BRAHMS: THE BOY II (2020)

"He's made a friend."
Directed by: William Brent Bell
Runtime: 86 min
Country: U.S. / China / Canada / Australia
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Showtime
Checklist: Rated PG-13
Rating: **˝
11* ANTEBELLUM (2020)

"If it chooses you, nothing can save you."
Directed by: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Runtime: 105 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Hulu
Checklist: Rape/Revenge
Rating: **˝
12* BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL (2020)

"Hard work never killed anyone. Until now."
Directed by: Chris Baugh
Runtime: 88 min
Country: Ireland / UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: Features a funeral scene
Rating: ***
DAY TWO: 14 H 28 M
10/0213Subset:

* SILENT MADNESS (1984)


"HE'S OUT NOW...The Terror has just begun!"
Directed by: Simon Nuchtern
Runtime: 93 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac
Rating: ***
14STANLEY (1972)

"...will make your skin crawl."
Directed by: William Grefé
Runtime: 108 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: William Grefé (Director)
Rating: **
15CHILD'S PLAY (1988)

"He wants YOU for a new best friend..."
Directed by: Tom Holland
Runtime: 87 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Blu-Ray
Checklist: Killer/Evil Doll
Rating: ***˝
16CHILD'S PLAY 2 (1990)

"It's Playtime... Again!"
Directed by: John Lafia
Runtime: 84 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: Jenny Agutter (Cast)
Rating: **˝
17WRONG TURN (2003)

"Get Lost In These Woods and You're Dead Meat."
Directed by: Rob Schmidt
Runtime: 84 min
Country: Canada / Germany / U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Blu-Ray
Checklist: Cannibalism
Rating: ***
18* WRONG TURN (2021)

"This land is their land."
Directed by: Mike P. Nelson
Runtime: 109 min
Country: Germany / U.S. / UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Showtime
Checklist: Features an LGBT character
Rating: **˝
19* MALIGNANT (2021)

"A new vision of terror."
Directed by: James Wan
Runtime: 111 min
Country: U.S. / China
Language: English
IMDb
Format: HBO Max
Checklist: James Wan (Director)
Rating: ***˝
20* CAMP DREAD (2014)

"Pitch your tent, dig your grave."
Directed by: B. Harrison Smith
Runtime: 94 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: R.I.P. Cleve Hall (Makeup Effects)
Rating: **
21THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982)

"The Ultimate Driller Killer Thriller"
Directed by: Amy Holden Jones
Runtime: 77 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: Female Director
Rating: ***
DAY THREE: 14 H 07 M
10/0322Subset:

* THE SEVERED ARM (1973)


"THERE’S A PSYCHO LOOSE WITH AN AXE. Five victims!… Cannot stop him… Cannot escape the SLASHING FURY… THE SOUND OF TERROR!"
Directed by: Tom Alderman
Runtime: 91 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Roku - Raygun
Checklist: 1970s
Rating: **
23* BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE (* Elvira's Movie Macabre) (1959/2012)

"Screaming young girls sucked into a labyrinth of horror by a blood-starved ghoul from Hell."
Directed by: Monte Hellman
Runtime: 72 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: Charles B. Griffith (Writer)
Rating: *˝
24AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (2004)

"Whoever wins... We lose."
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Runtime: 101 min
Country: U.S. / UK / Czechia / Canada / Germany
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: David Giler (Producer)
Rating: ***
25THE CAVE (2005)

"There are places man was never meant to go."
Directed by: Bruce Hunt
Runtime: 97 min
Country: U.S. / Romania / Mexico
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Starz
Checklist: Films with Similar Plots (+ The Descent (2005)
Rating: **˝
26THE DESCENT (2005)

"When you're trapped 2 miles underground there are many ways to lose your mind...Claustrophobia. Disorientation. Isolation. Paranoia. Terror."
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Runtime: 99 min
Country: UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Blu-ray
Checklist: Films with Similar Plots (+ The Cave (2005))
Rating: ****˝
27THE DESCENT: PART 2 (2009)

"Fear runs deep. Revenge runs deeper."
Directed by: Jon Harris
Runtime: 94 min
Country: UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist:
Rating: ***˝
28THE MUMMY (2017)

"Welcome to a New World of Gods and Monsters"
Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Runtime: 111 min
Country: U.S. / China / Japan / UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Vudu
Checklist: Mummy
Rating: ***
29THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2011)

"You think you know the story."
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Runtime: 95 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Vudu
Checklist: Trope: Creepy Gas Station Attendant
Rating: ****˝
30* BLACK WATER: ABYSS (2020)

"Don't get back in the water."
Directed by: Andrew Traucki
Runtime: 98 min
Country: Australia
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Plex
Checklist: Killer/Evil Animal
Rating: **˝
DAY FOUR: 14 H 18 M
10/0431Subset:

* KÖRKARLEN (The Phantom Carriage) (1921)


"Weird, Mysterious, Thrilling Drama of a Human Life, and a Savage Lost Soul. Based Upon an Actual Experience."
Directed by: Victor Sjöström
Runtime: 107 min
Country: Sweden
Language: Silent
IMDb
Format: YouTube
Checklist: Chronological (100th)
Rating: ***
32Subset:

* THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946)


"Conflicts that freeze your emotions! Suspense that takes your breath!"
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Runtime: 83 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: YouTube
Checklist: Chronological (75th)
Rating: ***˝
33SHE-WOLF OF LONDON (1946)

"Haunted by a dreaded curse!"
Directed by: Jean Yarbrough
Runtime: 61 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: 1940s
Rating: ***
34Subset:

ECOLOGIA DEL DELITTO (A Bay of Blood) (1971)


"They came to play, they stayed to die."
Directed by: Mario Bava
Runtime: 84 min
Country: Italy
Language: Dubbed English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: Euro Horror
Rating: **
35* THE TOUCH OF SATAN (1971)

"To Love Her Is To Be Cursed!"
Directed by: Don Henderson
Runtime: 90 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Roku - Raygun
Checklist: Joe Blasco (Makeup Effects)
Rating: *˝
36* THE VELVET VAMPIRE (1971)

"They desired her body... She craved their blood."
Directed by: Stephanie Rothman
Runtime: 80 min
Country: U.S. / Philippines
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: Distributor/Studio: Criterion
Rating: **
37Subset:

THE FRIGHTENERS (1996)


"Something has put the fear of death in the living and sent the dead running for their lives."
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Runtime: 123 min
Country: New Zealand / U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: Ghost/Haunting
Rating: ***˝
38* UNCLE SAM (1996)

"Uncle Sam wants you... DEAD!"
Directed by: William Lustig
Runtime: 89 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: R.I.P. William Smith (Cast)
Rating: **˝
DAY FIVE: 11 H 57 M
10/0539Subset:

* WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968)


"In the midst of England's bloodiest civil war, Evil ignites."
Directed by: Michael Reeves
Runtime: 86 min
Country: UK / U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Roku - Movieland.TV
Checklist: 1960s
Rating: ***
40ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK (* Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special) (1988/2021)

"Here comes Elvira... there goes the neighbourhood!"
Directed by: James Signorelli
Runtime: 96 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax
Rating: ***
41HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (* Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special) (1959/2021)

"The doors are locked at midnight."
Directed by: William Castle
Runtime: 75 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: Firearms
Rating: ****˝
42THE CITY OF THE DEAD (* Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special) (1960/2021)

"A Tingling Drama of Witchcraft Today!"
Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Runtime: 78 min
Country: UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: Christopher Lee (Cast)
Rating: ***
43MESSIAH OF EVIL (* Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special) (1973/2021)

"In order to live, they will take you one by one ... and no one will hear you scream!"
Directed by: Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
Runtime: 90 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: Someone Else's Best Of List: IndieWire’s ‘The 125 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time’
Rating: **˝
44THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (Elvira's Movie Macabre) (1973/2010)

"Vampire and vampire-hunter meet in one final, bloody conflict!"
Directed by: Alan Gibson
Runtime: 94 min
Country: UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Prime Video
Checklist: Peter Cushing (Cast)
Rating: **
45* THE WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON (* Elvira's Movie Macabre) (1973/2010)

"A werewolf is loose in the White House!"
Directed by: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Runtime: 92 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Prime Video
Checklist: Elvira's Movie Macabre (40th Anniversary)
Rating: **
46* WIDE WORLD OF MYSTERY: FRANKENSTEIN (* Elvira's Movie Macabre) (1973/1982)

"Starring Robert Foxworth, Bo Swenson and Susan Strasberg."
Directed by: Glenn Jordan
Runtime: 134 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: YouTube
Checklist: Frankenstein
Rating: ***
47PUPPET MASTER (* Elvira's Movie Macabre) (1989/2012)

"Evil comes in all sizes!"
Directed by: David Schmoeller
Runtime: 93 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Prime Video
Checklist: Trope: Killed during sex
Rating: ***
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* CUTTING CLASS (1989)


"No one said surviving high school would be easy."
Directed by: Rospo Pallenberg
Runtime: 91 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Showtime
Checklist: 1980s
Rating: ***
49FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989)

"The city that has seen it all ain't seen nothing yet!"
Directed by: Rob Hedden
Runtime: 100 min
Country: Canada / U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Vudu
Checklist: R.I.P. Peter Mark Richman (Cast)
Rating: ***
50* CEMETERY HIGH (1988)

"It's Graduation Time and the Final Exam is a Real Killer!"
Directed by: Gorman Bechard
Runtime: 80 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: R.I.P. Carmine Capobianco (Cast)
Rating: *
51SHAKMA! (1990)

"The world's most aggressive primate just got mad."
Directed by: Hugh Parks, Tom Logan
Runtime: 100 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Shudder
Checklist: OHMC 'Favorite'
Rating: **˝
52CHILD'S PLAY 3 (1991)

"Chucky has a new playmate."
Directed by: Jack Bender
Runtime: 90 min
Country: U.S.
Language: English
IMDb
Format: DVD
Checklist: Trope: Evil doll comes to life
Rating: **˝
53TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992)

"These are the last seven days of Laura Palmer."
Directed by: David Lynch
Runtime: 134 min
Country: France / US
Language: English
IMDb
Format: HBO Max
Checklist: R.I.P. Walter Olkewicz (Cast)
Rating: ***
54CANDYMAN (1992)

"We dare you to say his name five times!"
Directed by: Bernard Rose
Runtime: 99 min
Country: U.S. / UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: Tubi
Checklist: Virginia Madsen (Cast)
Rating: ***˝
55CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH (1995)

"Evil comes when you call his name."
Directed by: Bill Condon
Runtime: 95 min
Country: U.S. / UK
Language: English
IMDb
Format: AMC
Checklist: Tony Todd (Cast)
Rating: **˝