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Blu-ray / DVD / Streaming

9-30-2021
01 - Night of the Living Dead (1968)

10-01-2021
02 - Blade (1998)

10-02-2021
03 - Poltergeist (1982)
04 - Black Sheep (2006)

10-03-2021
05 - Jeepers Creepers (2001)
06 - Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

10-04-2021
07 - Welcome to the Jungle (2007)
08 - Dawn of the Dead (2004)
09 - Village of the Damned (1960)

10-05-2021
10 - The Blob (1958)
11 - Pyewacket (2017)
12 - The Black Room (1935)

10-06-2021
13 - Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
14 - The Cat and the Canary (1939)

10-07-2021
15 - The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
16 - Automaton Transfusion (2006)
17 - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

10-08-2021
18 - Children of the Damned (1964)
19 - Fright Night (1985)
20 - Galaxy of Terror (1981)

10-09-2021
21 - The Eyes Of My Mother (2017}
22 - Land of the Dead (2005)

10-10-2021
23 - House at the End of the Street (2012)
24 - I'll Take Your Dead (2018}
25 - Hellraiser IV: Bloodline (1996)

10-11-2021
26 - 13: Game of Death (2006)
27 - Poltergeist III (1988)
28 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

10-12-2021
29 - The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
30 - V/H/S (2012)
31 - Tremors (1990)

10-13-2021
32 - Chillerama (2011)
33 - Wrong Turn (2003)

10-14-2021
34 - Wish Upon (2017)

10-15-2021
35 - Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)

10-16-2021
36 - Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
37 - The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)

10-17-2021
38 - The Visit (2015)
39 - Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996)

10-18-2021
40 - Shaun of the Dead (2004)
41 - Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)

10-19-2021
42 - Survival of the Dead (2009)

10-20-2021
43 - Freaks (1932)

10-21-2021
44 - Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
45 - Hansel & Gretel (2013)
46 - Piranha (2010)

10-22-2021
47 - All Hallows' Eve (2013)
48 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

10-23-2021
49 - Rogue (2007)
50 - Pitch Black (2000)
51 - Hellraiser: Deader (2005)

10-24-2021
52 - Night of the Living Deb (2015)
53 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
54 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987}

10-25-2021
55 - Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)
56 - The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

10-26-2021
57 - Broken (2007)
58 - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
59 - Night Watch (2004)

10-27-2021
60 - Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
61 - Kill Command (2016)

10-28-2021
61 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

10-29-2021
62 - Citadel (2012}
63 - King Kong (1933)

10-30-2021
64 - The Demon (1979))
65 - Dark Shadows (2012)

10-31-2021
66 - Day Watch (2006}
67 - Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013}
68 - Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018}
69 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

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My Ninth Horror Challenge
*= first time watching
Counting Method: 1 hour of Television Content or 1 movie = 1 item


My goal is 31.
Potential List:
Annabelle Comes Home
Antebellum
Army of the Dead
Halloween Kills
His House
Lake Mungo
Lucky
Malignant
Pontypool
Sinister
Superhost
The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan
The Houses October Built
There's Someone Inside Your House
The Unholy

American Horror Story: 1984
Evil - Season 1
Locke & Key - Season 1
The Haunting of Bly Manor - Season 1
What We Do in the Shadows - Season 2


October 1
1. The Call (2020)*
Complicated but enjoyable. I hate phones. Also fire extinguishers are scary.
Body Count - 5
2. Pontypool (2008)*
More stressful than scary. Very well done, though very odd.
Body Count - 6

October 2
3. Army of the Dead (2021)*
A good, fun zombie movie. Fire extinguisher to the rescue in this one!
Body Count - 35

October 3
4. Ghostwatch (1992)*
Fun and creepy. It felt like watching one of the original found footage movies.
Body Count - ?

October 4
5. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)*
And now I'm freaked out by coins.
Body Count - 1

October 5
6. Locke & Key - Ep 1.1 "Welcome to Matheson"*

October 6
7. Locke & Key - Ep 1.2 "Trapper / Keeper"*

October 7
8. Superhost (2021)*
I would have left this house the moment I arrived. Not quite as fun as I was hoping.
Body Count - 6

October 8
9. The Wailing (2016)*
Super intense. Definitely kept me guessing.
Body Count - 14
10. The Houses October Built (2014)*
Very stupid people in this film. Cool to see it set near me.
Body Count - 5
11. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)*
This was really fun. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Body Count - 8

October 9
12. The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan (2018)*
Like a true crime/horror mashup. Spooky & creepy.
Body Count - 2
13. Malignant (2021)*
I really wanted to like this. I like James Wan's movies usually. The story just didn't catch me. Amazing effects though.
Body Count - 48

October 10
14. Critters (1986)
This was just as fun as I remembered it being.
Body Count - 2
15. Blair Witch (2016)*
And this is why I do not camp.
Body Count - 6

October 11
16. Lake Mungo (2008)*
Unlike anything else I've watched. Spooky but in a different way.
Body Count - 1
17. His House (2020)*
Super intense and so well done. I really, really liked this one.
Body Count - 1

October 12
18. Locke & Key - Ep 1.3 "Head Games"*
19. Locke & Key - Ep 1.4 "The Keepers of the Keys"*
20. The Woods (2006)*
Pretty gross. To quote Dean Winchester, "I hate witches. They're always spewing their bodily fluids everywhere..."
Body Count - 7

October 13
21. Poltergeist (1982)
I watched this as a kid and it is still one of the scariest movies ever to me. One of the best done horror movies ever.
Body Count - 0
22. The Howling (1981)*
Super dated. The clothes and everything was just so cheesy I had to laugh.
Body Count - 12
23. Black Christmas (1974)*
I went into this with low expectations and actually enjoyed it.
Body Count - 7

October 14
24. House on Haunted Hill (1959)*
Old horror movies are just not my thing. All I could think was the one actress must have lost her voice from screaming so much.
Body Count - 2
25. Lucky (2020)*
I can't decide if I love or hate this because it was so true. Definitely one I'll be thinking about for awhile.
Body Count - 1
26. Housebound (2014)*
This was really good and really fun. All the movies I watched today had a theme of women not being believed and/or listened to.
Body Count - 2

October 15
27. Dead & Buried (1981)*
This was awful. Boring and some of the worst acting ever.
Body Count - 10
28. There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)*
If I hadn't read the book I think I would have liked this more. It wasn't bad.
Body Count - 7
29. The Unholy (2021)*
Another movie with masks and another movie with John Winchester not being John Winchester. I really enjoyed this one.
Body Count - 4


October 16
30. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)*
Watching this made me glad I have no human children or biological siblings. Creepy.
Body Count - 4
31. Antebellum (2020)*
Very confusing for a large part of the movie and then just chilling. Disturbing. Very well done.
Body Count - 8
32. What We Do in the Shadows - Ep 2.1 "Resurrection"* and Ep 2.2 "Ghosts"*

October 17
33. Slaxx (2020)*
OMG so funny and so weird. Loved it.
Body Count - 36
34. Deadtectives (2018)*
Really funny and well written.
Body Count - 4

October 18
35. The Skeleton Key (2005)*
This was creepy and twisty. Well done.
Body Count - 5
36. Sinister (2012)*
No watching old movies you find. No investigating scary noises. No having kids!
Body Count - 19

October 19
37. What We Do in the Shadows - Ep 2.3 "Brain Scramblies"* and Ep 2.4 "The Curse"*
38. Halloween Kills (2021)*
Eh. Nowhere near as good as the first in the trilogy.
Body Count - 32

October 20
39. The Funhouse (1981)*
Booooring
Body Count - 6
40. Locke & Key - Ep 1.5 "Family Tree"*

October 21
41. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)*
Kept me guessing. Some original methods of murder.
Body Count - 9
42. The Ring (2002)
Not quite as terrifying as the first time I watched it but still good and scary.
Body Count - 7

October 22
43. The Ring Two (2005)*
Not nearly as creepy as the first one but still worth watching.
Body Count - 3

October 23
44. Paranormal Activity (2007)
It still scares me.
Body Count - 2

October 24
45. Rosemary's Baby (1968)*
The Satanists paled in comparison to her husband.
Body Count - 2

October 24
46. Butterfly Kisses (2018)*
Creepy but also depressing.
Body Count - 2
47. Horror in the High Desert (2021)*
OMG this was dull.
Body Count - 1
48. Rings (2017)*
Very creepy. I jumped and screamed. I was happily surprised with how creepy it was.
Body Count - 4 + A whole plane load
49. Monster Party (2018)*
Humans really are the true monsters..
Body Count - 18

October 26
50. Sorority Row (2009)*
This was a really fun slasher movie.
Body Count - 11

October 27
51. Followed (2018)*
Just stay away from haunted hotels.
Body Count - 3
52. Last Night in Soho (2021)*
This a wonderful surprise. Atmospheric and haunting. A gem of a movie.
Body Count - 15

October 28
53. One Cut of the Dead (2017)*
I laughed until I cried. This was amazing!
Body Count - 0
54. Driven (2019)*
Fun and an interesting plot.
Body Count - 0

October 29
55. The Slumberparty Massacre (1982)
Still an all time favorite.
Body Count - 12
56. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
One of the weirdest movies I've seen and I love it.
Body Count - 7

October 30
57. The Collingswood Story (2002)*
Eh. The technology was funny to see. Kinda mediocre.
Body Count - 1
58. Land of the Dead (2005)*
Sky Flowers. Second movie I've seen this month with Simon Baker. Zombie movies are fun.
Body Count - 95
59. Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)*
Fun but my least fav of the series.
Body Count - 12
60. Black Christmas (2018)
One of my favs.
Body Count - 20
61. Diary of the Dead (2007)*
Kind of like a found footage zombie movie. I really enjoyed this one.
Body Count - 26

October 31
62. It Follows (2014)*
Super boring.
Body Count - 2
63. The Houses October Built 2 (2017)*
Still dumb people and weird ending.
Body Count - 0
64. Black Christmas (2006)*
I enjoyed this one. A good slasher fic.
Body Count - 17
65. Slumber Party Massacre (2021)*
So much fun! Humor and a good story and so many nods to the other movies in the series. A definite hit for me!
Body Count - 14
66. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Still so creepy.
Body Count - 2
67. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
It's been so long since I first watched this I remembered barely anything. Way too many American Indian stereotypes and the special effects were pretty bad but I still enjoyed it. It's definitely the weakest in the trilogy though.
Body Count - 2


60 Movies Watched
7 TV Programs Watched
And something viewed every day

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Beginning of challenge Horror (19/50), They Shoot Zombies Don't They (158/1000)


2007: 28
2009: 26
2010: 36
2011: 27
2012: 40
2013: 61
2014: 38.5
2015: 28
2016: 33.5
2017: 47.5
2018: 16
2019: 19
2020: 21.5


Potential List:
Old (2021)
Freaky (2020)
The Wailing (2016)
Antebellum (2020)
The Quiet Place II (2021)
Malignant (2021)
Halloween Kills (2021)
Saint Maud (2019)
Fear Street Trilogy (2021) (3/3)
Finish Nightmare on Elm Street series (0/4)
10 movies (39/10)
Letterbox'd Hooptober List



October 1st
1. The Call (2020)*
2. Freaky (2020)*
3. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)*

October 2nd
4. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)*
5. Train to Busan (2016)

October 4th
6. Saint Maud (2019)*

October 5th
7. Fear Street: 1994 (2021)*

October 6th
8. Candyman (1992)

October 7th
9. House (1986)*

October 8th
10. The Wailing (2016)*
11. House of Frankenstein (1944)*
12. Jennifer's Body (2009)

October 9th
13. Fear Street: 1978 (2021)*
14. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

October 10th
15. Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)*
16. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

October 12th
17. House on Haunted Hill (1959)*

October 13th
18. Housebound (2014)*
19. Paranormal Activity (2007)

October 15th
20. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)*
21. There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)*
22. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

October 16th
23. Fear Street: 1666 (2021)*
24. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

October 17th
25. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)*

October 18th
26. Let Me In (2010)*

October 19th
27. Candyman (2021)*
28. The Scooby-Doo Project (1999)* (wild card #1)
29. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

October 20th
30. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
31. Séance (2021)*
32. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

October 21st
33. Pumpkinhead (1988)*
34. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)*

October 22nd
35. Roadgames (1981)*
36. It Follows (2014)*
37. Slumber Party Massacre (2021)*

October 24th
38. The Gate (1987)*
39. Scream (1996)

October 25th
40. King Kong (1933)*
41. Spontaneous (2020)*

October 26th
42. Scanners (1981)*
43. Don't Breath 2 (2021)*

October 27th
44. Possession (1981)*
45. Scream 2 (1997)

October 28th
46. One Cut of the Dead (2017)*
47. Taste of Fear (1961)*
48. Poltergeist (1982)

October 29th
49. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021)*
50. The Changeling (1980)*
51. Scream 3 (2000)

October 30th
52. Halloween Kills (2021)*
53. Scream 4 (2011)
54. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)*
55. Sorority Row (2009)*
56. Better Watch Out (2016)

October 31st
57. The Quiet Place Part II (2021)*
58. The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan (2019)*

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2021 Horror Movie Challenge

Goals this year: More than 100, Complete the check list

2020 Total: 119
2019 Total: 109
2018 Total: 105
2017 Total: 132
2016 Total: 102
2015 Total: 83
2014 Total: 60
2013 Total: 90
2012 Total: 88
2011 Total: 105
2010 Total: 104


List is FINAL

Results:
Total films viewed = 120 Goal was over 100
First time viewings = 81 (67.5%)
My 12th Challenge


Completed Checklist (with no duplicates)


By media: DVD (42), Blu-ray (61), Streaming (15), VHS (2), TV (Recorded) (0), In Theater (0)

By decade: 1920s (6), 1930s (16), 1940s (3), 1950s (4), 1960s (8), 1970s (28), 1980s (20), 1990s (8), 2000s (8), 2010s (11), 2020s (5)
Commentaries, shorts not counted in decade totals.

* = First Time Viewing
Media if not DVD

October 01
01. Challenge the Devil (1963)* (The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection) Blu-ray 4.5/10
02. Trauma (1978)* (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 5/10
03. Tourist Trap (1979) 6/10
04. The Possessed (1977)* (WB Archive Collection) 7/10

October 02
05. Amsterdamned (1988)* 6/10
06. Police are Blundering in the Dark (1975)* (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 4/10
07. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde plus more (1913)* (27 Min.) Streaming archive.org 6/10
08. Don't Go to Sleep (1982)* (on Creature Features) Streaming YouTube 7.5/10

October 03
09. The Uncanny (1977)* Blu-ray 7/10
10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)* Blu-ray 8/10
11. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) VHS 5.5/10

October 04
12. Silent Madness (1984)* Blu-ray 6/10
13. Rawhead Rex (1986)* Blu-ray 5/10
14. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)* Blu-ray 6.5/10

October 05
15. The Cat and the Canary (1927) (American Silent Horror Collection) 7/10
16. Blood Lake (1987)* 4/10
17. [Rec] (1978) (The [REC] Collection) Blu-ray 9/10
18. Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)* (Amityville The Cursed Collection) Blu-ray 6/10

October 06
19. Blood Ceremony aka The Legend of Blood Castle (1973)* Blu-ray 6/10
20. The Immortalizer (1989)* Blu-ray 5/10
21. The Last Performance (1927)* (Extra on Criterion disc "Lonesome") Blu-ray 5.5/10
22. April Fool's Day (1986)* Streaming Amazon 7/10

October 07
23. Virgin Witch (1972)* 4/10
24. The Man Who Laughs (1928) (American Silent Horror Collection) 7/10
25. Shadow: Dead Riot (2006)* (Beast in Heat Triple Feature) 6/10
Week 1 Comments
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October 01
01. Challenge the Devil (1963)* (The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection) Blu-ray 4.5/10
Six young toughs invade an isolated castle inhabited by a broken old man (Lee) who says he made a deal with the Devil. The spooky stuff is bookended by a crime story which was added later by the producer. The castle has atmospheric rooms but everything goes on too long and some of the actors aren't good enough for what is needed. Chris Lee has very little screen time and when he's on doesn't have much to do. A little disappointing.
02. Trauma (1978)* (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 5.0/10
A writer goes to an isolated hotel to escape problems at home but a series of disappearances follow his arrival. Spanish giallo has no mystery, with only two suspects for the killer and only one shows any traces of being unstable. There is a bit of ambiguity at the very end and the film is well made if lacking any real tension. A good amount of nudity and bloody kills keep things entertaining.
03. Tourist Trap (1979) 6/10
Young folks on vacation run into trouble at a closed down roadside wax museum. Fun if predicable story with some creepy mannikin scenes, suspenseful kills, psychic powers, and a nice performance by Chuck Conners as the crusty proprietor.
04. The Possessed (1977)* (WB Archive Collection) 7/10
Above average TV movie (NBC) about mysterious fires in a girl's school. An ex-priest who was told in a near death experience to fight evil shows up to try to help. Very absorbing with a good cast and nice pacing. The climax is a bit of a let down and there are some annoying story gaps but those are explained by the basic premise of the story.

October 02
05. Amsterdamned (1988)* 6/10
A serial killer stalks the canals of Amsterdam. Well done with most of the horrific elements in the first half and the rest of the movie is, for the most part, typical cop action material although there is a nice gruesome twist at the end. The characters are standard, there is a car chase and a kind of improbable if exciting boat chase. I was happy to be wrong about the identity of the killer.
06. Police are Blundering in the Dark (1975)* (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 4/10
Models are disappearing but no one in this picture seems to care, although one of the characters is investigating but most of that isn't seen. Some giallo stories can be convoluted and confusing but this plot is best described as vague. There are a few bloody murders, some bare breasts, and a camera that can photograph thoughts. The cast is OK.
07. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913)* (27 Min.) Streaming archive.org 6/10
I wanted to see the 1913 Universal Jekyll and Hyde and I thought it would be fun to fill out the time with some other silent horror shorts so I also watched: Satan s'amuse (1907) 10 Min., The Haunted Hotel (1907)* 6 min., Legend of a Ghost (1908)* 14 min., Frankenstein (1910) 13 min., Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912)* 11 min., and Figures de cire aka The Man With Wax Faces (1913)* 11 min. All were quite enjoyable. In particular King Baggot does a great job as a deformed, gnome-like Hyde in the Universal version.
08. Don't Go to Sleep (1982)* (on Creature Features) Streaming YouTube 7.5/10
Another outstanding TV movie (ABC) about a little girl who starts seeing her dead sister after her family moves into a new house. Creepy at times and surprisingly downbeat with a smart script. All the performances are more than adequate.

October 03
09. The Uncanny (1977)* Blu-ray 7/10
Three stories illustrating the evil, supernatural nature of house cats. One of the better anthology movies I've seen. All three stories were good, although my favorite was the second one. Peter Cushing is great in the framing story as the seemingly paranoid author. Cast is full of familiar names and faces.
10. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)* Blu-ray 8/10
Excellent version of the story full of spectacle and evocative sets. Lon Chaney is great in the lead, always looking fierce and horrific yet display a wide range of emotions.
11. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) VHS 5.5/10
This version has a whole different tone than the earlier one, more optimistic and less of an edge. The king here is benign and open minded while the king in 1923 was a tyrant. Laughton's Quasimodo is a big cuddly ugly doll compared to Chaney. There are also several key differences in the plot including an important one at the end. My memory was that this film was boring. It isn't, but it does pale in comparison with the previous version.

October 04
12. Silent Madness (1984)* Blu-ray 6/10
A psychotic killer is mistakenly released from an institution and returns to the girl's school where he committed his original murders. Pretty standard stuff but well done. No mask for this killer but Solly Marx inspires real fear with his blank expression and icy eyes. The coverup angle is well done and some of the stalkings and chases are quite suspenseful.
13. Rawhead Rex (1986)* Blu-ray 5/10
In Ireland, a farmer accidentally releases an ancient terror which goes on a rampage. This has elements I like such as a supernatural mystery, a monster, and some nice atmosphere but some of it just doesn't work. The mystery is kind of lame and the monster doesn't look that good and isn't very scary. Also the special effects in the big climax are too cheesy even for me. Still there is a lot of mayhem to keep things moving and the characters are interesting.
14. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)* Blu-ray 6.5/10
Lon Chaney is great both in terms of his makeup and his acting. There are spectacular sets both above and below ground and the rest of the cast does a good job. I thought that some things could have been explained better and that the atmosphere could have been creepier at times.

October 05
15. The Cat and the Canary (1927) (American Silent Horror Collection) 7/10
Heirs gather in a creepy mansion for the reading of a will. Fast paced, classic old dark house story with secret passages and a horrible looking villain. Just the right mix of comedy and mystery with some good camera tricks and directorial touches.
16. Blood Lake (1987)* 4/10
A killer stalks a lakeside recreation area. Edit somebody's vacation videos together with a few shots of a slow moving slasher and you've got this movie. And yet, I wasn't ever board; this was a pleasant watch. There's one unforgettable character, an incomprehensible ending, amateur acting, and waterskiing, lots of waterskiing. Not a good slasher movie but kind of fun.
17. [Rec] (1978) (The [REC] Collection) Blu-ray 9/10
Once the tension starts it just keeps ramping up. This time around the TV announcer got kind of annoying. There is one great big jump scare and a very creepy finish. Those images of the girl still get to me.
18. Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)* (Amityville The Cursed Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
An evil clock from the Amityville house causes problems when moved to a new home. Not much of a plot, just a whole lot of really weird stuff happens then is stopped. But the weird stuff is really cool weird stuff and sometimes gross so this movie is never less than entertaining. The end is a bit of a cheat but it could have been worse.

October 06
19. Blood Ceremony aka The Legend of Blood Castle (1973)* Blu-ray 6/10
In the early 1800's a noblewoman is convinced that bathing in the blood of virgins will restore her youth and beauty. Deliberately paced, well made period piece is more grounded than many films based on the Bathory legends. A good cast, interesting locations, nice period feel, and above average cinematography.
20. The Immortalizer (1989)* Blu-ray 5/10
A doctor develops a way to do quick healing brain transplants and uses it to help rich, old people stay young. OK mad scientist movie with a lot of standard trappings like monsters in the basement, a creepy assistant, and a hidden laboratory. Some stuff played for laughs balanced by bloody surgery scenes.
21. The Last Performance (1927)* (Extra on Criterion disc "Lonesome") Blu-ray 5.5/10
A stage magician becomes jealous of his new assistant. Conrad Veidt is imposing as Erik the Great in what is basically a crime story with some touches of horror. The wrongdoing is cleverly done.
22. April Fool's Day (1986)* Streaming Amazon 7/10
A group of college friends go to an isolated island to party at the vacation mansion of a rich friend. Good slasher with lots of suspense and some very tense stalking scenes but little blood. The resolution is clever and satisfying although somewhat improbable.

October 07
23. Virgin Witch (1972)* 4/10
Two mini-skirted sisters go to the countryside near London for a modeling gig where the older one challenges the high priestess of a witch's coven. LOTS of nudity and a couple of strange witch's ceremonies. Things seemed too easy for the protagonists who I didn't really care about. I didn't like this much but it's not really a bad film.
24. The Man Who Laughs (1928) (American Silent Horror Collection) 7/10
The young son of a disgraced lord is disfigured by royal order. When he grows up he becomes an entertainer but gets involved in a plot by the queen. Good adventure story marked by the grinning visage of the main character. Good cast and elaborate sets some of which are downright creepy.
25. Shadow: Dead Riot (2006)* (Beast in Heat Triple Feature) 6/10
This one is just a little insane. Take a women in prison movie, add a mad doctor, a killer baby, martial arts, and zombies. Yeah, zombies in a WIP movie - the mind boggles. Lots of blood and guts too. Bits of silly humor work well. Embarrassingly entertaining.


October 08
26. The Last Warning (1929)* 7/10
27. Crypt of the Vampire (1964)* (The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection) Blu-ray 6.5/10
28. The AGFA Horror Trailer Show (2021)* Blu-ray 6/10

October 09
29. The Loreley's Grasp (1973) DF Blu-ray 6/10
30. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)* 7.5/10
31. Microwave Massacre (1979)* 4/10
32. Corruption (1968)* Blu-ray 5/10

October 10
33. Vault of Horror (1973) (on Creature Features) Streaming YouTube 6.5/10
34. The Creeping Flesh (1986) Streaming Amazon 5/10
35. Dracula (1931) (Dracula Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 8/10
36. Frankenstein (1931) (Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 9/10

October 11
37. The Girl in Room 2A (1978) (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 6/10
38. Dracula Spanish Version (1931) (Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection) 7.5/10
39. Shallow Ground (2004)* 5.5/10
40. Retribution (2006)* 7/10

October 12
41. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 6/10
42. The Old Dark House (1932) 7/10
43. Nocturne (2020)* Streaming Amazon 4.5/10
44. [Rec]2 (2009) (The [REC] Collection) Blu-ray 7/10

October 13
45. The Comeback (1978)* (The Pete Walker Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
46. The Mummy (1932) (1932) (The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 8/10
47. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)* (Paranormal Activity 6 Movie Collection) Blu-ray 6/10

October 14
48. Murders in the Zoo (1932) (Universal Cult Horror Collection) 5.5/10
49. Ghost Train (2006)* 5/10
50. The Invisible Man (1933) (The Invisible Man Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
Week 2 Comments
Spoiler:

October 08
26. The Last Warning (1929)* 7/10
Frightening events occur in a theater reopened years after an unsolved murder took place there - could it be haunted? Solid mystery with strong horror elements and a few really creepy scenes. Good camera work and sets.
27. Crypt of the Vampire (1964)* (The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection) Blu-ray 6.5/10
Neat gothic horror film about an ancient family curse has an imposing old castle, a deserted and ruined village, and a hidden crypt. The finale is particularly impressive with the action split between the crypt and a wind swept run along the foothills. Lee has a good role.
28. The AGFA Horror Trailer Show (2021)* Blu-ray 6/10
Good trailer compilation of mostly somewhat obscure movies although quite a few have appeared on Vinegar Syndrome disks. Also includes over an hour of trailers for shot on video films as an extra.

October 09
29. The Loreley's Grasp (1973) DF Blu-ray 6/10
A hunter is hired to protect an isolated girl's school from a horrible beast that has been killing people in a nearby village. Well paced with bloody kills and a decent looking creature enhanced by the use of shadows. Always interesting especially the tie in with the legend of the Rhein gold.
30. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)* 7.5/10
A family trying to start a new rural resort inn has major problems with the first several guests. Fun, sometimes very strange, movie with claymation, musical numbers, and bizarre deaths, all very well done. I got several good laughs and found some of the tunes to be quite catchy.
31. Microwave Massacre (1979)* 4/10
Horror comedy about a regular guy who develops a taste for human flesh after getting fed up with his wife's cooking. Not very funny. I got a very few chuckles out of it and felt the better lines were clever rather than humorous. Jackie Vernon's deadpan delivery saves it from being too awful.
32. Corruption (1968)* Blu-ray 5/10
A surgeon becomes obsessed with finding a way to cure the burn scars on his girlfriend's face - he does but of course it isn't permanent. OK, mostly like a crime film with a few bloody murders but not a whole lot of action until the end when things pick up but then stop making much sense. Peter Cushing is decent as the surgeon but this isn't one of my favorite Cushing rolls.

October 10
33. Vault of Horror (1973) (on Creature Features) Streaming YouTube 6.5/10
Anthology film with five stories based on plots found in EC comics from the 1950s. None of the stories is a particular standout but all are good if sometimes predictable. Very strong cast.
34. The Creeping Flesh (1986) Streaming Amazon 5/10
In Victorian London a scientist returns from an expedition with a grotesque skeleton older than Neanderthal man but with a larger brain capacity and which may be the essence of evil. Some unsettling aspects of the skeleton go undeveloped while time is spent on the mental health of the scientist's daughter and competition with his half brother. When it finally arrives the payoff with the skeleton is disappointing. Rather ambiguous ending. Good cast and sets.
35. Dracula (1931) (Dracula Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 8/10
Some of the sets are absolutely brilliant, especially Dracula's castle (and the trip there) and the crypts where the finale takes place.
36. Frankenstein (1931) (Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 9/10
I used to like Dracula better but now I think this film has a better story and is a richer viewing experience. It was also interesting to compare the two villages in these movies and how they were used to set a mood.

October 11
37. The Girl in Room 2A (1978) (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 6/10
A young woman, just out of prison, goes to a half-way house where bizarre things things happen to her. She soon gets involved with a man whose sister lived in the same room and is said to have committed suicide. Good, not overly complicated, mystery full of suspense and with a red and black masked killer/torturer.
38. Dracula Spanish Version (1931) (Universal Classic Monsters Collection) 7.5/10
Comparing this with the Lugosi version, this runs almost half an hour longer and the acting is more lively and more natural. Carlos Villarias as Dracula doesn't have Lugosi's presence or creepiness but still does a fine job. The sets are the same but there is more atmosphere in the Lugosi film. Still this is almost as good.
39. Shallow Ground (2004)* 5.5/10
A sheriff thinks that a naked boy covered with blood found wandering in the woods could be a clue to the disappearance of his girlfriend a year ago but as the police try to id the boy things get stranger and more dangerous. An interesting and different take that didn't totally work for me. The mystery is very absorbing but when the phenomena moves to a wider stage the resolution offered isn't satisfying, especially given the last scene. Was a sequel planned? Good blood effects.
40. Retribution (2006)* 7/10
A police detective investigating a murder finds clues that suggest he might have been involved which seems to be confirmed when the victim's ghost starts haunting him. And then things get really complicated. Very well done with a couple of excellent plot twists and an insanely creepy section that really got to me. This film didn't go where I expected at all. A great ride even if I didn't quite get all of the end.

October 12
41. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 6/10
A disgraced scientist wants to prove the theory of evolution by "mixing" the blood of an ape with a human - yeah, we know what that means. Lugosi is good here and there are some evocative Parisian sets but I've always hated that they used a live chimp for closeups of Erik the Ape. I think Charles Gemora's ape suit would have worked just as well and been more frightening.
42. The Old Dark House (1932) 7/10
Several travelers, stranded by a ferocious storm, must take shelter in a creepy old house tenanted by odd and frightening people. I appreciated some of the dark humor much more this time around. All of the cast do a great job and shadows are used to great effect in the indoor shots. The storm effects are also outstanding but I still think the end is a little weak.
43. Nocturne (2020)* Streaming Amazon 4.5/10
A student at an art high school uses supernatural means to be a better pianist than her more outgoing twin sister. Pretty tepid stuff with too much teen angst and not enough brimstone. There's almost no suspense or tension and no frights at all.
44. [Rec]2 (2009) (The [REC] Collection) Blu-ray 7/10
Picking up right where the original ended, a SWAT type team (with body cams) and another doctor go into the quarantined building for a recon and search mission. Not as intense as [REC] but still totally absorbing and action packed with a few twists and some small scares. More information about what is going on is revealed.

October 13
45. The Comeback (1978)* (The Pete Walker Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
A former teen idol who has been out of the spotlight rents a huge manor house outside of London to work on a new album unaware that some of his former associates are being murdered. Good giallo-like movie with a couple of bloody murders and a few bizarre red herrings and a satisfying solution. Fast paced with a good cast.
46. The Mummy (1932) (1932) (The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 8/10
The mummy of a powerful Egyptian priest is accidentally brought to life and it tries to reincarnate the princess it has loved for thousands of years. Karloff is excellent as the supernatural force from the past as is Edward Van Sloan as the occult expert. Some great Egyptian sets especially at the start and in a flashback. I got a real sense of an ancient terror on the loose during this viewing.
47. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)* (Paranormal Activity 6 Movie Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
Good entry in the series full of creepy stuff with your attention always focussed on watching the videos to catch what might be important later. The end was kind of iffy for me but I get that it provides more background for the series. Still, the whole concept is an unsettling one - just what does go on in your house when you're asleep?

October 14
48. Murders in the Zoo (1932) (Universal Cult Horror Collection) 5.5/10
A jealous and suave but brutal big game hunter murders men who get too fond of his wife. Pretty horrific start and finale. The best part is Lionel Atwill as the hunter. The worst part is the comedy by the cowardly and alcoholic publicity agent (who gets top billing in the cast).
49. Ghost Train (2006)* 5/10
Strange happenings on commuter trains in Japan. Starts out kind of silly with a cursed rail pass but gets pretty interesting but not particularly scary. There's a bit of a twist near the end moving the story beyond a typical ghost story but the resolution is a bit of a muddle although gruesome at times.
50. The Invisible Man (1933) (The Invisible Man Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
One of my least favorite of the major Universal monster films due in no small part to the ear piercing shrieks of Una O'Connor which mercifully don't take up as much of the story as I recalled. Claude Rains is good as the insane scientist and I liked the almost world wide menace he represented and the ways the authorities came up with to trap him, like something from one of the early SF mags. The rest of the cast is fine but I still think invisibility is overrated.


October 15
51. The Castle of the Living Dead (1964)* (The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
52. My Dear Killer (1972)* (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 6.5/10
53. The Black Cat (1934) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 9/10
54. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 5.5/10

October 16
55. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961) Blu-ray 5/10
56. Prey (1977)* 5/10
57. The House of the Dead (1978)* 4.5/10
58. There's Nothing Out There (1991)* 5/10
59. When a Stranger Calls (2006)* Streaming Amazon 7/10

October 17
60. Deathdream aka Dead of Night (1974) (on Creature Features) Streaming YouTube 6/10
61. Axeman at Cutters Creek (2020)* Streaming Amazon 3/10
62. We Are Still Here (2015)* Streaming Amazon 5/10

October 18
63. Torture Chamber (2013)* Streaming Amazon 4/10
64. The Manor (2021)* Streaming Amazon 7/10
65. Paganini Horror (1988)* Blu-ray 5/10
66. Werewolf of London (1935) (The Wolf Man Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 6/10

October 19
67. [Rec]3 (2012)* (The [REC] Collection) Blu-ray 6.5/10
68. Don't Look Now (1973) Blu-ray 7/10
69. The Raven (1935) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 6.5/10
70. Whispers (1990)* 5/10

October 20
71. Night of the Creeps (1986) 7/10
72. Nightmare (1981)* 5/10
73. Dracula's Daughter (1936) (Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection) 6/10
A74. Viy (1967)* Blu-ray 7/10

October 21
75. Slither (2006) Blu-ray 6/10
76. What Have You Done to Solange (1972)* Blu-ray 7/10
Week 3 Comments
Spoiler:

October 15
51. The Castle of the Living Dead (1964)* (The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
A count who is really into taxidermy hires a troop of wandering actors to perform in his castle. Things start out a bit slow but the last third of the film is full of suspense due to some nifty chases through the atmospheric castle. There is also a wonderful outdoor location with large, bizarre statues which is used to good effect and a well played creepy henchman. Lee is great as the obsessed count.
52. My Dear Killer (1972)* (Forgotten Gialli Volume 1) Blu-ray 6.5/10
A police detective discovers that the recent murder of a former insurance investigator may be linked to a child's kidnapping several years ago. Interesting if sometimes complicated mystery, several bloody murders, killer cam, and a stylish production make for an above average giallo. Subtitles for important dialog sometimes disappeared too fast for me so some backtracking was required. Movie starts with a severed head.
53. The Black Cat (1934) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 9/10
A doctor goes to confront the man who stole his wife and betrayed his side during the war with a newlywed couple caught in the middle. Universal's darkest and most twisted horror film of the era. This is Lugosi's best role and Karloff was never more menacing. The modernistic sets are atmospheric but different from the norm and there is a sense of lurking threat throughout the film.
54. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 5.5/10
An even madder scientist gets Dr. Frankenstein back in the monster making business. I know many think highly of this movie but it doesn't work for me. Karloff is still good as the monster but the creature shouldn't have learned to talk. Una O'Connor is annoying and appears far too often. I never cared for the hermit scene and now all I can think about is Young Frankenstein when I watch it. The scenes with the Shelley's and Lord Byron are pointless as are Dr. Pretorius's miniatures although I like his character. The creation scene is well done but the end is too abrupt.

October 16
55. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961) Blu-ray 5/10
The inmates of a low security girl's reform school are threatened by a deadly beast. Could it be the new teacher? Slow moving in spots and spends too much time on a philandering philanthropist. The "scientific" take on lycanthropy is a little different and there are some good scenes in a creepy forest. The attacks are well done.
56. Prey (1977)* 5/10
A fox-like alien comes to Earth on a not so mysterious mission and disrupts the lives of a lesbian couple living in an isolated manor house. As much about an obsessive relationship as the alien aspect it wraps up nicely in a bloody conclusion. The scene in the lake doesn't make any sense at all though and it seems like the alien could have accomplished his mission much sooner than he did. Well acted.
57. The House of the Dead (1978)* 4.5/10
OK anthology film with four stories and a fifth as part of the wrap around. I liked the first story the best with a very creepy end. The second and fourth stories seemed incomplete while the third was predictable but clever at times. The host character explained what was going on, never a good sign, so the fifth story would work.
58. There's Nothing Out There (1991)* 5/10
A big horror movie fan joins a bunch of his friends at an isolated house for a vacation break and gosh darn it a monster from space shows up. Pretty good horror comedy with some laughs and lots of action and horror movie cliches. It's kind of a one joke show, the lead is annoying at times, and I think it runs a little long. Still even when the comedy runs low it is entertaining. The creature looks good if low budget.
59. When a Stranger Calls (2006)* Streaming Amazon 7/10
A babysitter is harassed by mysterious phone calls that become more and more frightening. Very good movie, full of tension that keeps on increasing. Literally edge of your seat stuff. Camilla Belle does a great job as the terrified teen.

October 17
60. Deathdream aka Dead of Night (1974) (on Creature Features) Streaming YouTube 6/10
The day after his family receives news of his death a soldier returns home from Vietnam but he is changed. Mostly low key at first with slowing increasing gruesomeness the soundtrack often helps provide a dreamlike feeling. The acting is somewhat variable but it is well made.
61. Axeman at Cutters Creek (2020)* Streaming Amazon 3/10
Young folks at a plush, remote vacation home are stalked by a legendary killer. Slow moving and very dull most of the time with lots of pointless interpersonal drama. The more you get to know the characters the harder you pray for the killer (who only uses an axe once or twice) to show up for one of his unimaginative and drawn out slayings.
62. We Are Still Here (2015)* Streaming Amazon 5/10
A couple who recently lost their teenaged son move into a long abandoned house to start a new life. OK haunted house movie with a few neat twists and a decent cast. The weird stuff starts almost immediately and its a little lacking in atmosphere but the bloody finale is good and pretty much makes sense.

October 18
63. Torture Chamber (2013)* Streaming Amazon 4/10
A super powered child escapes from somewhere and goes on a rampage. This kid has teleportation, pyrokinesis, extraordinary strength, and mind control among other things. He uses an "old abandoned castle" (in New Jersey) equipped with a complete medieval torture room in the basement. The characters are all fairly ridiculous and stupid with the police being particular dense. There are some good effects and I got several unintentional laughs out of this.
64. The Manor (2021)* Streaming Amazon 7/10
A 70 year old former ballet dancer voluntarily enters an assisted living home but soon begins to feel that something is very wrong at the facility. Several levels of fear here. First there are several eerie scenes from the basic story. Then there is the unsettling idea of possibly loosing mental abilities through some kind of dementia. Finally there is the idea of being trapped in an institution where the staff has total control and no one believes what you say.
65. Paganini Horror (1988)* Blu-ray 5/10
Looking for a new hit, a rock band uses the music that Paganini supposedly used to summon Satan. It works. There isn't much to the story, it's mostly about what strange and horrible stuff will happen next and even in that context things don't always make sense. Still, it's all watchable and the end is kind of interesting.
66. Werewolf of London (1935) (The Wolf Man Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
A botanist is bitten while in Tibet searching for a unique plant that only blooms under moonlight. Good movie with a few atmospheric scenes in particular the ones in Tibet at the beginning and a very nice foggy street during a stalking scene. Also a pretty cool lab for a botanist. The makeup and transformations are OK.

October 19
67. [Rec]3 (2012)* (The [REC] Collection) Blu-ray 6.5/10
A wedding reception turns horrific when zombies attack. Fairly standard but above average zombie film with just a touch of the demonic and without the claustrophobic feel of the first two movies. Both bride and groom are well played and turn out to be pretty kick ass. This seems to be happening simultaneously with the first two movies.
68. Don't Look Now (1973) Blu-ray 7/10
A couple who lost a young daughter are working in Venice where a psychic they meet warns them that the husband is in danger. Creatively made movie with a good script and an excellent cast makes good use of Venice locations and has a growing feeling of uneasiness. There are several eerie shots and the end is shocking, even though I remembered it from the original theatrical release.
69. The Raven (1935) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 6.5/10
Bela plays a Poe obsessed retired surgeon who agrees to perform a delicate brain operation on a young woman who he then becomes obsessed with. Karloff is a murderer forced to do Bela's bidding. Good pulpy story with some stuff out of a movie serial done with the Universal touch. Bela's mad rants may be a bit over the top but he does them so well.
70. Whispers (1990)* 5/10
A women kills a man who attacks her in her apartment and several days later the man attacks her again. Solid mystery with a classic solution but overall fairly average fare. The creep factor gets cranked up as the end approaches for a satisfying conclusion.

October 20
71. Night of the Creeps (1986) 7/10
Fast moving giant slug type creatures that breed in brains invade a college town. Often silly but a whole lot of fun. The humor isn't laugh out loud funny but it is amusing and the creatures look pretty good. Nice gore effects as well. You don't often see someone in a tuxedo wielding a flams thrower. Tom Atkins does a nice job in a roll that could have turned out just plain stupid.
72. Nightmare (1981)* 5/10
A man, having problems with violent and bloody nightmares, is treated with an experimental process and then released. The doctors soon lose track of him and fear he may go on a rampage. Low budget, bloody, but most of all very sleazy.
Has a dreamlike detachment at times but doses manage to generate some tension at times. The twist at the end doesn't entirely make sense.
73. Dracula's Daughter (1936) (Universal Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection) 6/10
A female vampire with ties to Dracula terrorizes London but tries to stop. Picks up right after Dracula ended and deals with what happens to vampire slayers when the police find all those staked bodies. It's unclear whether the vampire here is just one of Drac's victims or an actual offspring. A few atmospheric scenes and a good pace.
74. Viy (1967)* Blu-ray 7/10
A seminary student gets involved with a witch and eventually has to face the dreaded Viy. A fun movie has almost a fairy tale feel with folk tale and myth logic throughout. The scenery and indoor sets are striking and the finale is wonderful. A fine score.

October 21
75. Slither (2006) Blu-ray 6/10
A different kind of alien slug invades Earth turning people into zombies and other kinds of creatures. Very good effects, better than Night of the Creeps, but not as much fun as that film. There are some good, funny lines here but the overall tone is just a tad more serious. An above average creature feature that feels a little bloated at times.
76. What Have You Done to Solange (1972)* Blu-ray 7/10
Students at an all girls high school are being murdered in a particularly nasty way. A professor at the school tries to discover who the killer is. Good mystery with a logical solution that gets rather sordid as the story unfolds. Well developed characters and nicely filmed.


October 22
77. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) (The Eurocrypt of Christopher Lee Collection) Blu-ray 6.5/10
A lawyer and a noblewoman are invited to the castle of a count who died 35 years ago. Takes a while to get to the castle but the coach trip is filled with dangers and eerie forests. The ruined castle has tons of strange and atmospheric rooms and yeah, torture devices. The sets may be a little on the cheesy side at times but are generally effective. Lee's roll is not huge but it is significant.
78. Black Zoo (1963)* (WB Archive Collection) 5/10
Michael Gough plays the owner of a private zoo who uses his furry friends for murder. Pretty average all around but the cast is good and there are a few neat scenes like a funeral in an animal graveyard. There's also a bit of strangeness in the organization Gough runs which believes in soul transference for animals.
79. The Invisible Ray (1936) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 9/10
Karloff plays a scientist who discovers the location of an element more powerful than radium by looking into the past using a ray from the Andromeda galaxy! This is straight out of the SF pulp magazines of the day. Lugosi plays a fellow scientist studying astro-chemistry This is probably his most sympathetic roll and he does an excellent job. The Universal sets are great, especially in the first part of the movie and the end is amazing.

October 23
80. Absurd (1981)* Blu-ray 6/10
Italian version. An inhuman fiend who is almost impossible to destroy leaves a trail of blood and guts through a small town in New York. Not bad. Very gory kills and some exciting scenes but other parts go on a little too long and tension begins to boarder on tedium. George Eastman is very good as the killer and we get a pseudo scientific explanation of why he's hard to kill.
81. Cementerio del terror aka Cemetery of Terror (1985) Blu-ray 6.5/10
For a lark, some teenagers steal the body of a supernatural serial killer, take it to a cemetery, and read passages from an old book they found in an abandoned house. And it's Halloween. Ooooops. The first half is a basic slasher plot featuring the teens. The second half is a zombie movie featuring some younger kids. I had a really good time with this.
82. The Bermuda Triangle (1978)* (The Cardona Collection #1) Blu-ray 5/10
A ship with a family of scuba divers enters the Bermuda Triangle and strange things begin to happen. This movie is not full of excitement but it does have a lot of stuff going on. Besides all the Bermuda Triangle weirdness there's also an evil doll, undersea ruins, sharks, a dysfunctional relationship, and a little twist at the end. Sometimes it just seems to plod along but it isn't ever boring although it runs too long.

October 24
83. Symptoms (1974)* Blu-ray 7.5/10
Two women go to stay in an isolated country manor owned by one of them. The visitor soon begins to get the feeling that they are not alone in the house. Totally absorbing, slowly paced at first but by the end things happen very fast. A claustrophobic atmosphere in the house and even in the gloomy forest scenes which get darker as the film progresses until there is an almost constant storm matching the rising tension. Well acted and photographed.
84. Medousa (1998)* 6/10
In modern Greece, police are puzzled by the clothed statues that are appearing everywhere. The head of a gang of thieves may have a clue to the mystery. Interesting film without any scares has an almost dreamlike quality at times and an eerie feeling that steadily grows. Many of the locations add to the atmosphere and some are truly amazing. There are two simultaneous stories going on that only get close to each other at the end.
85. The Blood Rose (1970)* 5/10
A famous painter's new wife is crippled and disfigured by a fire. He eventually finds a disgraced surgeon who may be able to help. Touted as "The first sex-horror film ever made", there isn't much of either from today's perspective. Slow moving although there are a few creepy scenes and I have to admit the climax, which gets a little crazy, took me by surprise.
86. The Killer Must Kill Again (1975)* 6/10
A husband pays a killer to dispose of his wife. A different kind of giallo. We know who the killer is and the motive but all doesn't go well and the focus of the film is on the difficulties and how the murderer deals with them (hint - more killing). Interesting and suspenseful with a few bloody scenes.
87. Inquisition (1977)* Blu-ray 6.5/10
Paul Naschy plays a witch hunting judge who is attracted to a village girl who suspects that he had her lover killed. Set in France during the Inquisition this has a good period feel and a very interesting story line which goes in a different direction than say Witchfinder General. There are real witches here although whether they have actually made a pact with Satan or just imagined it is unclear.

October 25
88. Son of Frankenstein (1939) (Frankenstein Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 7/10
Frankenstein's son returns to the family castle and is enticed by Igor to recharge the monster. The sets are done in a totally different style but are still striking and creepy when necessary with good use made of shadows. The acting is good although I was less convinced by Rathbone this time around especially in the later scenes. Too much time spent on a cute child in what I think is the longest of the classic Universal monster movies.
89. Demon Witch Child (1975)* (on Creature Features) Streaming YouTube 3.5/10
A young girl is possessed by the spirit of a recently killed witch. Evil stuff happens. This is a bad movie. The dub is terrible but does offer some hilarity in return. If the story is anything like what the dub represents, this was bad even in Spanish. The best part is the makeup job when the girl gets the head of the old witch. That's really creepy. Inspired by The Exorcist but the story is very different.
90. Scanners (1981) Blu-ray 7/10
Humans with powerful psychic powers battle for the fate of the human race. Well paced with effects that still hold up today. Interesting SF story has a few twists and even though I remembered most of them this was still very entertaining.
91. The Frighteners (1996)* Blu-ray 6.5/10
After an accident a man becomes able to see and communicate with the spirits of the dead and tries to stop a horrible apparition from wantonly killing people. Action packed right from the start and a lot of fun with some funny lines and effects that still hold up. There may be a bit too much relentless action for my taste and there aren't any big scares but once the film was over I was very satisfied with the experience.

October 25
92. The Invisible Man Returns (1940) (The Invisible Man Complete Legacy Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
A scientist uses his brother's invisibility serum on a good friend who has been condemned to be hanged. Straightforward and efficient crime story with some elaborate and well done invisibility tricks. The decent into madness is well done but Claude Rains did it a little better. The Universals seem be be taking on a different tone although I can't say exactly how. There seems to be less atmosphere and more direct story telling.
93. Pandemonium (1982)* Blu-ray 6/10
Spoof of slasher movies is very silly and also very funny. Paul Reubens in particular cracked me up in almost every scene he's in. Throw in some classic stars from the past and it's a heck of a good time appealing to the part of me that likes The Three Stooges.
94. The Visit (2015)* (Blumhouse 8 Movie Horror Collection) 6.5/10
Two older children go for a weeks stay with grandparents who they have never known. It quickly seems that something is not right. Good build up of tension and even if I suspected what was going on early on it didn't make things any less suspenseful. The story seemed to loose something at the end though which seemed too jumbled.
95. [Rec]4 (2014)* (The [REC] Collection) Blu-ray 6/10
Zombies on a ship! Picks up soon after the end of the second film. Solid conclusion to the franchise has lots of action and reveals a little more detail about the source of the infection.

October 27
96. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) 4.5/10
A demonic bed consumes those who lay on it in a flurry of pee colored soap bubbles. Mesmerizing due to the droning of the narrator, the soundtrack, and the repetitive nature of what plot there is. I'm not sure how a film can be kind of dull and kind of interesting at the same time but this one pulls it off.
97. Dr. Cyclops (1940) (Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection Vol. 2) 6.5/10
A scientist discovers a way to shrink living creatures using a radium ray and uses it on some unwanted visitors. Probably my favorite movie with this theme. The jungle setting and mad scientist (expertly played by Albert Dekker) provide interesting challenges for the heroes. The first part of the film has a great SF pulp feel to it.
98. Beware My Brethren (1972)* 5/10
A young man, brought up in a strict religious cult, does holy work in his own unique way. Good cast, especially Patrick Magee as the head of the cult, in a grim sometimes sleazy story with doses of unsubtle social commentary. Murders are sometimes savage but not particularly bloody. Rated R
99. Spellcaster (1988)* Blu-ray 5/10
Seven contest winners go to an old castle in Italy for a weekend of partying and the chance to win a million dollars. Of course, they quickly begin to disappear. Some really great looking creatures are the best part of this almost light hearted story of supernatural mayhem. Everything else is just mediocre.

October 28
100. The Fear (1995)* Blu-ray 6.5/10
A graduate student gets some people together (including some friends) in a remote cabin to explore their deepest fears as fodder for this thesis. Unsettling and deadly stuff begins to happen. Good movie with a unique and well done killer keeps building up the tension until it explodes into a chaotic climax that leaves too many plot treads still dangling. I didn't care for the two main characters and seriously, this guy should have been thrown out of school for the unethical way he handled his "research" and the high body count that resulted from his group therapy session. This would be the last shrink I'd want to go to for help. Still, very entertaining.
101. The Deeper You Dig (2019)* Blu-ray 7.5/10
A man accidentally kills the teenage daughter of a tarot card reader and hides her body. Soon both the man and the mother feel the presence of the girl. Very good film nicely photographed with good acting by the three leads. It does move slowly but I didn't mind that and there is some buildup of tension. The end took me by surprise and I really liked it.
102. The Hatred (2018) (Bonus in The Deeper You Dig set) Blu-ray 5.5/10
A girl seeks revenge on the rogue soldiers who murdered her family. She uses one of their own who was hung as her instrument of vengeance. Beautifully photographed but the simple plot can't support the leisurely pacing. Also, the narration which sometimes does a good job setting the atmosphere is too flowery at other times distracting from the experience.
103. Bingo Hell (2021)* Streaming Amazon 6/10
A senior citizen battles demonic forces centered in a new bingo hall. Sounds a little silly but it's just as much about the characters and community as the horror element although that isn't slighted. Some gooey deaths add to the fun but the plot is very predictable.
104. The Bat (1959) Streaming Amazon 5/10
A masked, clawed killer stalks the halls of a stately mansion rented by a mystery writer. Some big names in the cast but an average effort. I must have seen this before since I immediately knew who The Bat was but that's pretty much all I recalled.

October 29
105. Black Friday (1940) (Universal The Bela Lugosi Collection) 6/10
Karloff plays a "mad" scientist who saves a good friend's life by transplanting part of a gangster's brain into his body creating a Jekyll and Hyde personality. Karloff is good in his role but Lugosi only has a small part as another gangster. The surprise standout here is Stanley Ridges who does a great job switching between mild mannered professor and brutal thug with only a change in hair style and color.
106. Blood Beat (1983)* Blu-ray 5.5/10
A supernatural samurai stats slaughtering deer hunters in Wisconsin. What the heck did I just watch? This is a weird movie with not so good acting and cheap and cheesy special effects although the blood is well done. It's actually a pretty fun ride but I like some kind of explanation in a movie like this. One is hinted at, characters say others need to tell something to someone else (they never do) and there a very brief montage from WW2 (never explained) but I want just a little bit more. Never boring just frustrating.
107. Night Killer (1990)* Blu-ray 4/10
A killer with a rubber fright mask and a Freddy like glove terrorizes a city. The only person who has seen his real face and lived got amnesia from the trauma. More like a giallo than I thought it would be. No motive is given for most of the murders (just madness?). I didn't care for this one much though many things are explained by the end it is just nasty at times and the dialog and its delivery is often substandard. The music is loud and obtrusive and adds little.
108. The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)* Blu-ray 6/10
Two girls are left waiting at a boarding school when their parents fail to show up to take them home for winter break. Very slow burn switching story lines several times. Lots of atmosphere with increasing feelings of uneasiness and isolation. The journey is an interesting one but I have mixed feelings about the payoff.

October 30
109. The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Vol. 2 Dreams of Cthulhu (2008)* 6/10
Short films containing "Rough Magik", a British television pilot (41 min.) and the short films "Terrible Old Man' (33 min.), "From Beyond" (20 min.), "Experiment 17" (5 min.), and "Experiment 18" (10 min.). Good stuff. My favorite was "The Terrible Old Man" closely followed by "Rough Makgik" about a government sponsored organization trying to stop the awakening of Cthulhu. It's a shame the show wasn't picked up.
110. The Unnamable (1988)* Blu-ray 5/10
College students explore an old abandoned house that contains a deadly secret. Basic monster stalks kids in a house movie is pretty good and does have a little Lovecraft feel in some places but not a whole lot. The creature design is very good and pulled off well. Acting is not the best, it can be flat, but the gore effects are good and there is some spooky atmosphere in places.
111. The Color Out of Space (2019)* Blu-ray 7/10
After a meteorite lands on a remote farm, the family begins to notice strange changes taking place in the area. Intelligent adaptation of the Lovecraft story. There is a lot of eerie atmosphere that slowly gets more and more creepy as the family's relations with each other disintegrate. The finale is too long for my taste with too much bombast but there is some cosmic horror to be found in the noise and flash. One of the better mainstream Lovecraft films.
112. Dead Tongues (2016)* 4.5/10
After a linguist commits suicide, his ex-girlfriend and his twin brother try to understand his research using a video diary he left. Based on an Lovecraft story, this seemed too long for the material although it does feel A lot like Lovecraft. The acting was adequate but something more was needed to make this stand out.
113. Daughters of Satan (1972)* (MGM Limited Edition Collection) 5/10
The spirits of witches who died hundreds of years ago take over modern women to get revenge on the ancestor of the man who condemned them to death. Standard plot with just a few minor variations but done well enough. Filmed in the Philippines, Vic Diaz does make an appearance. The leader of the satanic cult wears an outfit straight from the circus as she whips those who offend.

October 31
114. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) Blu-ray 6/10
Extraterrestrial clowns invade Earth. Silly but fun. The clowns and the related sets are very well done. Some of the clown stuff is downright funny. Human characters are often doofuses but they fit right in to the tone of the story.
115. House IV (1992)* Blu-ray 5/10
After her husband is killed in a car accident, a woman and her daughter move into an old, run down, and haunted house that was owned by the man's family for generations. Mild haunted house story has no scares but does have some weird fun that kept my interest. There's also a very gross gangster boss and a nasty brother-in-law added to the mix. Not a classic but a good time.
116. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) (Halloween the Complete Collection Deluxe Edition) Blu-ray 7/10
Not as scary as the first two but more entertaining than some to the later efforts. There is some bloody stuff (which I had forgotten about) and some nice suspense and paranoia.
117. The Alligator People (1959)* 6/10
Beverly Garland plays a woman whose husband disappears from a train on their honeymoon. She tracks him to a creepy plantation in the Everglades. Slow start but the last part of this movie is pretty darned good.
118. It Conquered the World (1956) VHS 6.5/10
A creature from Venus invades the Earth. One of the great schlocky monsters of all time. More Beverly Garland (never a bad thing) along with Peter Graves and Lee Van Cleef, directed by Corman. One of my favs.
119. I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958) 6/10
After a year of marriage a women wonders why her husband isn't at all what he was like before they got married. Well, he looks the same .... Cheesy title but cool looking aliens and good effects that still hold up today. Not a deep film but a bit more than the typical 50's monster movie.
120. The AGFA Horror Trailer Show with Commentary (2021)* Blu-ray 5/10
Good commentary is only occasionally trailer specific but talks about how this was put together, who did what, and trailer memories from the past among other things. Interesting conversation is worth hearing.

Checklist
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter -
--- Arielle Brachfield -
--- Clancy Brown -
-X- Chuck Connors - Tourist Trap
-X- Peter Cushing - Corruption
--- Brad Dourif -
-X- Elissa Dowling - Axeman at Cutters Creek
-X- Deborah Foreman - April Fool's Day
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
-X- Boris Karloff - The Old Dark House
--- Udo Kier -
-X- Christopher Lee - Castle of the Living Dead
-X- Bela Lugosi - Murders in the Rue Morgue
-X- Lynn Lowry - Torture Chamber
--- Virginia Madsen -
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
--- P.J. Soles -
-X- Tony Todd - Shadow: Dead Riot
-X- Recently Deceased (insert actor) - Paganini Horror (Daria Nicolodi)

Select 5 directors:
-X- Freddie Francis - The Creeping Flesh
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
-X- Amando de Ossorio - The Loreley's Grasp
-X- Takashi Miike - The Happiness of the Katakuris
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
-X- Pete Walker - The Comeback
--- James Wan -
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 - The House of the Dead (Sharron Miller)
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
-X- Pino Donaggio - Don't Look Now
-X- Alan Howarth - Halloween III
--- Claudio Simonetti -
--- Christopher Young -

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

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
-X- Jason Blum - The Manor
-X- Herman Cohen - Black Zoo
--- Dino De Laurentiis -

Select 2 writers:
-X- Christopher Landon - Paranormal Activity 3
--- Dardano Sacchetti -
-X- Curt Siodmak - Black Friday
-X- Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Retribution

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
-X- *3-D Film - Silent Madness
-X- Anthology Film - Vault of Horror
-X- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films - The Man Who Laughs
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - The Phantom of the Opera
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Microwave Massacre
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
-X- Death by: Electrocution - The Last Warning
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2
-X- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber - Rawhead Rex
--- Documentary -
-X- Dream Horror - Deathdream
--- Drunk Horror -
-X- Euro Horror - Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
-X- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - There's Nothing Out There
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
--- Firearms -
-X- Flashback - Challenge the Devil
--- Fog, 2 -
-X- Folk Horror - Virgin Witch
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
-X- Frankenstein - Son of Frankenstein
-X- Ghost / Haunting - We Are Still Here
-X- Giallo - What Have You Done to Solange
-X- J-Horror - Ghost Train
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster -
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - The Uncanny
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Demon Witch Child
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - The Possessed
-X- Mad Scientist - The Immortalizer
-X- Mummy - Tha Mummy (1932)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
-X- Name In Title - Frankenstein
-X- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2 - Viy
--- Ouija Board -
-X- Phobias - The Black Cat (1934) - Ailurophobia (fear of cats)
-X- Psychological - Symptoms
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
--- Shudder Original / Exclusive -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Amsterdamned
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
--- Suicide -
-X- Takes Place in a Crypt - Crypt of the Vampire
--- 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 -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - [REC], [REC]2, [REC]3
-X- Title Spoken By Character, 2 - The Bride of Frankenstein
-X- Trailer Compilation - The AGFA Horror Trailer Show
--- Travelogue -
-X- Vampire - Dracula
--- Voyeurism -
-X- Werewolf - Werewolf of London
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Inquisition
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Invisible Ray (Karloff and Lugosi)
--- Zombie -

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

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre -
-X- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films - Scanners (1981)
--- 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 - Prey
-X- New House, New Problems, 2 - Don't Go to Sleep
-X- No cell phone service - When a Stranger Calls
--- 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:
-X- G - The Bermuda Triangle
-X- PG - Pandemonium
-X- PG-13 - The Visit
-X- R - Beware My Brethren
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
-X- Pre-1930 - The Last Performance (1927)
-X- 1930 - Murder in the Zoo (1932)
-X- 1940 - The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
-X- 1950 - The Bat (1959)
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - The Blood Rose (1970)
-X- 1980 - Absurd (1981)
-X- 1990 - Medousa (1998)
--- 2000 -
-X- 2010 - [REC]4 (2014)
--- 2020 -

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
-X- Recently deceased list - René Cardona III (Cementerio del terror)

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

Watch 1 of your OHMC "favorites":
--- Boardinghouse (1982) -
--- Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) -
--- The Carrier (1988) -
-X- 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 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
-X- Remake - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format, VHS, It Conquered the World.
-X- Second format, DVD, Dr. Cyclops.
-X- Third format, Streaming, Bingo Hell.

Watch films in at least three languages:
-X- First language, Italian, The Killer Must Kill Again.
-X- Second language, Spanish, Trauma.
-X- Third language, German, The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism.

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
-X- Film #1 - Night of the Creeps
-X- Film #2 - Slither

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
-X- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams - Nocturne (Julie Benz)
--- Features a character waking up from a nightmare -
--- Was made in the 1990s -
--- Features a LGBT character -
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
-X- Features a severed head - My Dear Killer
--- Has a scene in a nightclub -
--- Was shot in Mexico -
-X- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse - Nightmare
--- 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


Decades
Spoiler:

--- 1900 - sss
--- 1910 - ssss
--- 1920 - 111151
--- 1930 - 1111511115111151
--- 1940 - 111
--- 1950 - 1111
--- 1960 - 11115111
--- 1970 - 1111511115111151111511115111
--- 1980 - 11115111151111511115
--- 1990 - 11115111
--- 2000 - 11115111
--- 2010 - 11115111151
--- 2020 - 11115

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2005: 30
2006: 78
2007: 87
2008: 104
2009: 56
2010: 26
2011: 22
2012: 56
2013: 42
2014: 38
2015: 32
2016: 71
2017: 71
2018: 96
2019: N/A
2020: 79

September 30th

1. Bad Dreams (1988) (7:01pm) *
2. The Shining (1980) (8:30pm)
3. Thinner (1996) (10:50pm)

October 1st

4. Children of the Corn (2009) (7:15pm) *
5. Children of the Corn (1984) (9:00pm)
6. Carrie (2002)(10:30pm)

October 2nd

7. The Dead Zone (1983) (2:15am) *
8. The Mist (2007)(5:00pm)
9. Rope (1948) (9:45pm)

October 3rd

10. Pet Sematary Two (1992)(2:00am) (with commentary)
11. The Smurfs' Halloween Special (1983) (4:10pm) WILD CARD!!
12. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (4:35pm)
13. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)(6:05pm)
14. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)(7:40pm)
15. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) (10:00pm)

October 4th

16. Idle Hands (1999)(6:40pm)
17. Spider Baby (1967)(8:20pm)

October 5th

18. Pet Sematary (1989)(12:20am)
19. Happy Death Day (2017) (6:15pm)
20. Spine Tingler!: The William Castle Story (2007)(7:50pm)

October 6th

21. Homicidal (1961)(12:00am)
22. Centigrade (2020)(9:00pm) *

October 7th

23. Child's Play (1988)(8:30pm)
24. Child's Play 2 (1990)(9:55pm)

October 8th

25. The Funhouse (1981)(9:35pm)

October 9th

26. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)(12:10pm)
27. Bride of Chucky (1998) (3:30pm)
28. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)(9:10pm)

October 10th

29. Scream (1996)(3:00pm) 25th Anniversary Screening
30. Slice & Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)(5:50pm) *

October 11th

31. Scary Movie (2000)(10:00pm)

October 12th

None Today

October 13th

32. Bloody Birthday (1981)(8:35pm)

October 14th

33. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)(12:20am) *
34. Halloween (2018)(9:30pm)

October 15th

35. Halloween Kills (2021)(12:15am) *
36. The Evil Dead (1981) (9:30pm)

October 16th

37. The Butterfly Effect (2004)(8:55pm)
38. Friday the 13th (1980) (10:55pm)

October 17th - October 19th

None These Days

October 20th

39. Visiting Hours (1982) (12:45am)
40. The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special (2017)(8:40pm) WILD CARD!!

October 21st

41. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)(6:45pm)

October 22nd

None Today

October 23rd

42. The Last House on the Left (1972) (1:20am)
43. Halloween is Grinch Night (1977) (2:00pm) WILD CARD!!
44. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)(2:30pm)
45. Gremlins (1984) (3:45pm)
46. Repossessed (1990) (5:30pm) *
47. The People Under the Stairs (1991) (6:55pm)

October 24th

48. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)(11:40pm)

October 25th

49. Halloween (1978)(6:25pm) Television Cut
49.25. Garfield's Halloween Adventure (1985) (8:40pm)

October 26th

50.25. Unfriended (2015)(12:20am)
50.5. The Addams Family Episode 1.7 "Halloween with the Addams Family" (1966)(1:40am) *
50.75. Doug Episode 4.7 "Doug's Halloween Adventure" (1993)(2:15am)
51. Goosebumps Episode 1.1 "The Haunted Mask Part 1" (1995) (6:55pm)
51.25. Goosebumps Episode 1.2 "The Haunted Mask Part 2" (1995)(7:15pm)
51.5. Hey Arnold! Episode 2.7 "Arnold's Halloween" (1997) (7:40pm)

October 27th

52.5. Munster, Go Home! (1966)(12:00am)
53.5. Village of the Damned (1960)(7:35pm)

October 28th

54.5. Happy Hallooween, Scooby-Doo! (2020)(7:55pm) *

October 29th

55.5. Scary Movie 2 (2001)(12:05am)
55.75. The Jetsons Season 2, Episode 26 "Haunted Halloween" (1985)(1:35am)

October 30th

56.75. Halloween II (1981)(7:30pm)
57.75. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)(10:30pm)

October 31st
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

58.75. The Langoliers (1995) (7:50pm)
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Spoiler:
elect 10 actors:
-X- Jenny Agutter - Child's Play 2 (1990)
--- Arielle Brachfield -
-X- Clancy Brown - A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
--- Chuck Connors -
--- Peter Cushing -
-X- Brad Dourif - Child's Play (1988)
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
--- Boris Karloff -
-X- Udo Kier - Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Lynn Lowry -
--- Virginia Madsen -
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
-X- P.J. Soles - Carrie (1976)
--- Tony Todd -
-X- Recently Deceased (Julie Strain) - Repossessed (1990)

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
--- James Wan -
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director - Pet Sematary Two (1992)
--- 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 - The Funhouse (1981)
--- Joe Blasco -
-X- KNB EFX Group - The Mist (2007)
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
--- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) -

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
-X- Jason Blum - Happy Death Day (2017)
--- Herman Cohen -
-X- Dino De Laurentiis - The Dead Zone (1983)

Select 2 writers:
-X- Christopher Landon - Happy Death Day (2017)
--- 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 - The Shining (1980)
-X- Based on a True Story - Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
-X- Based on a Novel - Children of the Corn (2009)
-X- Candy Cinema, 2 - Child's Play 2 (1990)
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Idle Hands (1999)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
-X- Death by: Electrocution - Carrie (2002)
-X- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation - Stephen King in Thinner (1996)
--- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber -
-X- Documentary - Spine Tingler!: The William Castle Story (2007)
-X- Dream Horror - Bad Dreams (1988)
--- Drunk Horror -
--- Euro Horror -
-X- Enzo Sciotti Art - Bloody Birthday (1981)
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
-X- Firearms - The Dead Zone (1983)
-X- Flashback - Carrie (2002)
-X- Fog - The Mist (2007)
--- Folk Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
-X- Kaiju / Giant Monster - The Mist (2007)
-X- Killer / Evil Animal - Pet Sematary (1989)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Children of the Corn (1984)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - Child's Play (1988)
--- Luchador -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Carrie (2002)
-X- Mad Scientist - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
--- Mummy -
-X- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror - The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
-X- Name In Title - Carrie (2002)
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
-X- Phobias - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Fear of Sleep
--- Psychological -
--- Quarantine -
-X- Rape / Revenge - The Last House on the Left (1972)
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
--- Shudder Original / Exclusive -
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
-X- Slow Motion - The Shining (1980)
--- Split Personality -
-X- Suicide - The Mist (2007)
--- Takes Place in a Crypt -
-X- Takes Place in a High School - Carrie (2002)
--- Takes Place in a Library -
--- Takes Place on a Mountain -
-X- Takes Place on a Holiday - Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Child's Play (1988), Child's Play 2 (1990) & Bride of Chucky (1998)
-X- Title Spoken By Character - The Shining (1980)
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
-X- Vampire - Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
--- Voyeurism -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious -
-X- Wilhelm Scream - The Mist (2007)
-X- With Commentary - Pet Sematary Two (1992)
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)Wes Craven & Robert Englund
--- Zombie -

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

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
--- 40th Anniversary of Elvira's Movie Macabre -
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films -
-X- 40th Anniversary of MTV, 2 - Pet Sematary (1989)
--- 50th Anniversary of Monster Cereals, 2, 3 -
-X- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2- Idle Hands (1999)

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
-X- Killed during sex - Idle Hands (1999)
--- New House, New Problems, 2 -
-X- No cell phone service - Centigrade (2020)
-X- Making dumb decisions - Pet Sematary (1989)
--- 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 Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
-X- PG-13 - Happy Death Day (2017)
-X- R - Bad Dreams (1988)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Children of the Corn (2009)
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Rope (1948)
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Spider Baby (1967)
-X- 1970 - Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
-X- 1980 - Bad Dreams (1988)
-X- 1990 - Thinner (1996)
-X- 2000 - Children of the Corn (2009)
-X- 2010 - Happy Death Day (2017)
-X- 2020 - Centigrade (2020)

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
-X- Recently deceased list - Robert Green Hall - Halloween (2018)

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 - Children of the Corn (1984)
-X- Remake - Children of the Corn (2009)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-X- First format - Blu-ray - Bad Dreams (1988)
-X- Second format - 4K - The Shining (1980)
-X- Third format - DVD - Thinner (1996)

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:
-X- Film #1 - Bad Dreams (1988)
-X- Film #2 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that:
-X- Stars a Julie - Julie Strain / Julie Anne Prescott / Julie Benz / Julie Harris / Julie Adams - Julie Strain Repossessed (1990)
-X- Features a character waking up from a nightmare - Bad Dreams (1988)
--- Was made in the 1990s -
-X- Features a LGBT character - Halloween Kills (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 -

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*= First Time Viewing
ORANGE= 4K UHD
BLUE= Blu-Ray
YELLOW= DVD
GREEN= Theatrical
PURPLE= Digital

asianxcore's "October Horror Movie Challenge 2021"




Personal Goal: 31
# Of First Time Viewings: 92% (35/38)
DVD's Watched: 5.2% (3/38)
BD'sWatched: 18.4% (7/38)
4K UHD's Watched: 7.8% (3/38)
Theatrical Films Watched: 7.8% (3/38)
Digital/VOD Films Watched: 57.8% (22/38)

Awards

Best 1st Time Viewing: Last Night In Soho (2021), Titane (2021), Slumber Party Massacre (2021), V/H/S/94 (2021)
Best Repeat Viewing: The Evil Dead (1981), Possessor (2020), The Hunt (2020)
Biggest Disappointment: Seance (2021), The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Worst Film: The Craft Legacy (2020)
Most Underrated Film: The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)


September 30th

1. The Hunt (2020)

October 2nd

2. The Evil Dead (1981)
3. Titane (2021) *
4. Malevolent (2018) *

October 3rd


5. The Fear Footage: 3AM (2021) *
6. Saint Maud (2018) *

October 4th

7. Seance (2021) *
8. Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) *
9. Possessor (2020)
10. Area 51 (2015) *

October 6th

11. V/H/S/94 (2021) *

October 7th

12. The Clovehitch Killer (2018) *

October 9th

13. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) *
14. The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) *
15. The Craft Legacy (2020) *

October 10th


16. The Amusement Park (1975) *
17. The McPherson Tape (1989) *
18. They Reach (2020) *
19. Koko-di Koko-da (2019) *
20. Urban Legend (1998) *
21. Jujutsu Kaisen (S01E06-S01E09) *

October 11th

22. Jujutsu Kaisen (S01E10-S01E13) *
23. Jujutsu Kaisen (S01E14-S01E17) *
24. Jujutsu Kaisen (S01E18-S01E21) *
25. Jujutsu Kaisen (S01E22-S01E24) *

October 12th

26. Antebellum (2020) *

October 14th

27. Come To Daddy (2019) *
28. Squid Game (S01E01-S01E02) *

October 16th


29. Squid Game (S01E03-S01E04) *
30. Squid Game (S01E05-S01E06) *

October 17th

31. Squid Game (S01E07-S01E09) *

October 24th


32. Cub (2014) *
33. The Day of the Beast (1995) *

October 30th


33. Skull: The Mask (2020) *
34. Slumber Party Massacre (2021) *

October 31st

35. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) *
36. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) *
37. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) *
38. Last Night In Soho (2021) *

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* = first-time viewing

Thursday, September 30
0.5. Midnight Mass - Episode 1: "Book I: Genesis" (2021)*
1. Midnight Mass - Episode 2: "Book II: Psalms" (2021)*

Friday, October 1
1.5 Midnight Mass - Episode 3: "Book III: Proverbs" (2021)*
2. Midnight Mass - Episode 4: "Book IV: Lamentations" (2021)*

Saturday, October 2
2.5 Creepshow - Season 3, Episode 1: "Mums/Queen Bee" (2021)*

Thursday, October 7
3. Creepshow - Season 3, Episode 2: "Skeletons in the Closet/Familiar" (2021)*
3.5 Creepshow - Season 3, Episode 3: "The Last Tsuburaya/Okay, I'll Bite!" (2021)*
4.5 V/H/S/94 (2021)*

Friday, October 8
5.5 The Dark and the Wicked (2020)*
6. Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)*

Saturday, October 9
7. His House (2020)*

Monday, October 11
8. Wishmaster (1997)

Tuesday, October 12
9. Warlock (1989)

Thursday, October 14
9.5 Creepshow - Season 3, Episode 4: "Stranger Sings/Meter Reader"*
10.5 Possum (2018)*

Saturday, October 16
11.5 Nightbooks (2021)*
12. Midnight Mass - Episode 5: "Book V: Gospel" (2021)*
12.5 Midnight Mass - Episode 6: "Book VI: Acts of the Apostles" (2021)*

Monday, October 18
13. Midnight Mass - Episode 7: "Book VII: Revelation" (2021)*
14. She Dies Tomorrow (2020)*

Tuesday, October 19
15. Ghost (1990)

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 - Warlock (1989)
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
--- P.J. Soles -
--- Tony Todd - Wishmaster (1997)
--- Recently Deceased - Ed Asner - Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)

Select 5 directors:
--- Freddie Francis -
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
--- William Grefé -
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
--- Steve Miner - Warlock (1989)
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
--- James Wan -
--- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 - She Dies Tomorrow (2020)
--- 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 - Wishmaster (1997)
--- 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 - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films -
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel - Nightbooks (2021)
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
--- Cannibalism - Warlock (1989)
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof - Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- Death by: Electrocution
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2 - Wishmaster (1997)
--- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber -
--- Documentary -
--- Dream Horror - Possum (2018)
--- 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 - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- Flashback -
--- Fog, 2 -
--- Folk Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- Frankenstein -
--- Ghost / Haunting - Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror -
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster -
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
--- Killer / Evil Child - His House (2020)
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie -
--- Mad Scientist - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Name In Title -
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
--- Psychological - She Dies Tomorrow (2020)
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
--- Shudder Original / Exclusive - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac -
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
--- Suicide - The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
--- 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 - Warlock (1989), Nightbooks (2021)
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
--- Vampire - Midnight Mass (2021)
--- Voyeurism -
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Midnight Mass (2021)
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
--- With Two or More Horror Legends - Wishmaster (1997)
--- Zombie - V/H/S/94 (2021)

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 - His House (2020)
--- No cell phone service -
--- Making dumb decisions - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- 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 - Ghost (1990)
--- R - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated - Possum (2018)
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 - Warlock (1989)
--- 1990 - Wishmaster (1997)
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 - Possum (2018)
--- 2020 - V/H/S/94 (2021)

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

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
--- Video ,2 - V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- 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, English, V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- Second language, Indonesian, V/H/S/94 (2021)
--- 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 - Wishmaster (1997)
--- Was made in the 1990s - Wishmaster (1997)
--- Features a LGBT character -
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
--- Features a severed head - V/H/S 1994 (2021)
--- 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.):
--- Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park (Oswego County, NY)

--- 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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'05: Bill Paxton's dick in True Lies | '06: 97 | '07: 79 | '08: 57 | '09: 59 | '10: 77 | '11: 56 | '12: 48 | '13: 60 | '14: 56 | '15: 23 | '16: 65 | '17: 86 | '18: 71 | '19: 71 | '20: 78

Oct. 01
01. The Return of Dracula (1958)
02. Hider in the House (1989)
Oct. 02
03. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark¹ (2019) Those expecting more sleaze and viscera than what's found in the source material, are bound to be disappointed.
Oct. 04
04. The Wicker Man (1973)
05. Magic Cop Qu mo jing cha (1990)
06. #Alive #Saraitda¹ (2020) It's a pandemic. No, not COVID. Yet another shelter-in-place, panicked!, rationing yet irrational, Korean viral outbreak zombie flick.
Oct. 05
07. Frankenstein (1931)
08. Dead Men Walk (1943)
Oct. 06
09. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Oct. 07
10. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
11. Theater of Blood (1973)
Oct. 08
12. Demons Dèmoni (1985)
13. Edge of the Axe Al filo del hacha¹ (1988) Those damn kids and their electronic games. The actual axe-whacking is quite competent, but the rest is so fucking dull.
14. Maggie¹ (2015) Oh no! My daughter! She's bitten! But her infection spreads slowly, allowing for some brooding on the zombification. Subdued Ahnuld Performance
Oct. 09
15. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966)
Oct. 10
16. Cutting Class¹ (1989) A Brad Pitt, slasher? sandwich on soggy Martin Mull bread. Side of Roddy McDowells. Cheese is non-negotiable, but it's a worthwhile meal.
Oct. 11
17. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel (1967)
18. Meat is Meat aka The Mad Butcher Lo strangolatore di Vienna (1971)
19. Zombie 5: Killing Birds Killing Birds: Raptors¹ (1988) Typically bland late 80s euro "zombie" movie? Oh, you better believe that's an eye-yoinking. CAWW
Oct. 12
20. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
21. The Wasp Woman (1959)
22. Countess Dracula (1971)
Oct. 13
23. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
24. The Creeping Flesh (1973)
25. The Evil Dead (1981)
Oct. 14
26. Cat People (1942)
27. Captive Wild Woman (1943)
28. Creepshow (1982)
Oct. 15
29. King Kong (1933)
30. Swamp Thing (1982)
31. Ed Wood (1994)
Oct. 16
32. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957)
Oct. 17
33. Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Oct. 18
34. They Live (1988)
35. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
36. The Thing¹ (2011) The special effects obviously pale in comparison, but it's a credible prequel to the Carpenter remake. How did the Norwegian camp get theirs?
Oct. 19
37. Creepshow 2 (1987)
Oct. 20
38. White Zombie (1932)
39. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Oct. 21
40. Death Becomes Her (1992)
41. Blade (1998)
42. Train to Busan Busanhaeng¹ (2016) Hits great notes, mostly. Not-so-great dad takes daughter on a trip. A virus onboard turns everyone into monsters, bite or no.
Oct. 22
43. The Plague of the Zombies (1966)
44. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
45. Nightmare City Incubo sulla città contaminata (1980)
Oct. 23
46. Motel Hell (1980)
47. Street Trash (1987)
Oct. 24
48. Race with the Devil (1975)
49. We're Going to Eat You Dei yuk mo moon (1980)
Oct. 25
50. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
51. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Oct. 26
52. Waxworks Das Wachsfigurenkabinett (1924)
53. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
54. Before I Hang (1940)
55. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Oct. 27
56. Day of the Dead (1985)
Oct. 28
57. The Ghost Ship (1943)
58. Halloween (1978)
Oct. 29
59. Nosferatu Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
60. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
61. Blood of the Vampire (1958)
62. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
63. The Lost Boys (1987)
Oct. 30
64. Halloween Kills¹ (2021)
65. Wrong Turn¹ (2021)
Oct. 31. Happy Halloween!!!!
66. Carnival of Souls (1962)
67. Evil Dead II (1987)

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Title in BLACK = DVD/BluRay from my personal collection
Title in RED = Seen on Youtube
Title in DARK ORANGE = Seen on Netflix
Title in PURPLE = Seen on HBO Max
Title in BLUE = Seen at the movies theater during current theatrical run.

October 1
1. Sisters of Death
(1976) Some say this is the precursor to latter day slasher films, predating Black Christmas by year of filming though not year of release since it came out until '76. A group of young women in a house killed off one by one, formulaic to be sure, but you saw it here first.
2. Embryo (1976) Rock Hudson creates a beautiful woman (Barbara Carrera) by injecting a fetus with a rapid growth drug. She turns out to be more than human.

October 2
3. The Hallow
(2015) Interesting Irish folk-horror tale about changelings and forest creatures.
4. Malignant (2021) Director James Wan delivers the goods with a refreshing take on an old trope. Curious mix of action scenes and horror that really works and enough twists to keep things interesting.
5. Talos the Mummy AKA Tale of the Mummy (1998) A cast of familiar faces, among them Christopher Lee in a brief cameo. Director Russel Mulcahy has come a long way (down) since he directed Highlander and Razorback, delivering a tepid tale of a mummy who is in fact a bunch of flying bandages brought to life with dated CGI.

October 3
6. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
(2005) By the numbers flick about the ghost of a prom night beauty who comes back to kill the children of her assassins. See Hello Mary Lou, Prom Night II (1987) for a better version of this story.
7. Unearthed (2007) Part of the 8 Films to Die For 2007. A Xenomorph-like creature terrorizes a small town. Decent practical effects combined with CGI.
8. The Gravedancers (2006) Part of the 8 Films to Die For 2007. Some idiots dance on graves after a getting drunk at a friends funeral. The ghosts of the graves they danced on did not like it. Haunting and mayhem ensues.

October 4
9. Christine
(1983) Director John Carpenter knows that this is just a killer car story and doesn't try to mess it up with fluff.
10. Bag of Bones (2011) TV mini-series Part 1.
11. Bag of Bones (2011) TV mini-series Part 2 This was second or third viewing for me, and it didn't get any better. The story, based on Stephen King's bloated novel, is overly long and boring for such a bare bones (excuse the pun) story. Mick Garris' pedestrian directing doesn't help any.

October 5
12. Apt Pupil
(1998) TOTALLY underrated film that stands head and shoulders among the usual lame-ass Stephen King adaptations. Full of tension from the start to the end. A student discovers a Nazi officer hiding in plain site in 80's USA. Instead of turning him in he uses him to feed his morbid curiosity about war crimes. Director Bryan Singer, take a bow, you did good.

October 6
13. Secret Window
(2004) Tepid adaptation of the Stephen King novella. Johnny Depp walking around in baggy clothes and having a perpetual bad hair day. Once the reveal comes, it's like. who cares? Skip it.
14. Night Gallery, S1 (1970) Episode 1: The Dead Man / The Housekeeper. Episode 2: Room With a View / Little Black Bag / The Nature of the Enemy

October 7
15. Underwater
(2020) Tightly told tale of underwater horror in a deep sea drilling base. Kristen Stewart delivers a nuanced performance without relying on "bad-ass female hero" clichés. Great effects and a satisfying payoff.

October 8
16. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
(1960) A twist on the classic tales as Mr. Hyde is not deformed but a handsome man whose ugliness is on the inside. Christopher Lee co-stars as a total sleaze who lives off his mistress.

October 9
17. The Gorgon
(1964) Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing face the mythical Medusa whose stare turns her victims to stone.

October 10
18. The Revenge of Frankenstein
(1958) Second in Hammer's Frankenstein series with Peter Cushing now going under the name Dr. Stein to hide his past. The twist here is that he now uses live brains for his reanimated corpses.
19. 30 Monedas (30 Coins) (2020) Episode 1: Telarañas (spider webs) I count the first episode as one entry because it's 1:20 long, which is pretty much feature length. The coins payed to Judas upon betraying Jesus are sought after by those who would use them for evil. An interesting premise and this first episode goes from low-key creepy to full-out monster fest.

October 11
20. WILDCARD 1 - Never Take Candy from a Stranger
(1960) More of a thriller (hence the Wildcard) but this movie about an old man pedophile whose wealthy family cover for him and threaten their small community is absolutely chilling. A very bold movie for its time that's lost none of its impact. An ending that hits you in the guts.
21. 30 Monedas (30 Coins) (2020) Episodes: Ouija / El Espejo.

October 12
22. 30 Monedas (30 Coins)
(2020) Episodes: Recuerdos / El Doble. This series just gets better and better!
23. Night Gallery, S1 (1970-71) Episode 3: The House / Certain Shadows on the Wall Episode 4: Make Me Laugh / Clean Kills and Other Trophies

October 13
24. 30 Monedas (30 Coins)
(2020) Episodes: Guerra Santa / La Casa de Cristal.
25.5 30 Monedas (30 Coins) (2020) Episode: Sacrificio

October 14
26.5 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1931) Great adaptation and a bravura performance by Frederic March as Jekyll/Hyde. The physical transformation is impressive as Hyde becomes more vile and ape-like in appearance as the story progreses. Still holds up.
27.5 Halloween Kills (2021) One more in the series that I really hoped would bring something new, but no, just more of the same.

October 15
28.5 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1920) Silent version with John Barrymore as Jekyll/Hyde.

October 16
29.5 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) Star-studded version with Spencer Tracy as Jekyll/Hyde and the beautiful Ingrid Bergman as the naive bartender girl who falls victims to Hyde's manipulations.
30.5 House of Mortal Sin AKA The Confessional (1976) A pervert priest tries to get too close to his young female parishioners. Murder ensues. A very British thriller that is sometimes too polite given the disturbing goings-on. Stephanie Beacham (Dracula A.D.) guest stars.

October 17
31. Night Gallery, S1
(1971) Episode 5: Pamela's Voice / Lone Survivor / The Doll

October 18
32. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
(1971) Curious above-average film that explores the social dynamics of teens and how said dynamics become a world unto itself even to the point of murder. More than meets the eye here.

October 19
33. No One Gets Out Alive
(2021) Very creepy slow-burn film about strange goings-on in a cheap apartment building. Things take turn for the VERY weird at the end with a very satisfying ending. Based on the novel by Adam Nevill who is one of the freshest voices in horror today.

October 20
34. As Above, So Below
(2014) One of the best of the "found footage" sub-genre (not saying much, I know) that really delivers. An archeologist convinces a group to go into the skull-filled catacombs of Paris in search of the Philosopher's Stone. Their journey takes them to the bowels of the earth and of their own psyches.

October 21
35. The Unseen
(1980) Barbara Bach encounters a freak living in the basement of a creepy couples' house.

October 22
36. The Monster Club
(1981) On of the last films with Vincent Price and John Carradine. Price is a vampire telling Carradine a trio of horror stories. One of the last of the Hammer/Amicus/AIP-style anthology films though this movie is by none of those mentioned. Donald Pleasance and Britt Ekland star in one segment.

October 23
37. The Flesh and the Fiends
(1960) Hammer's take on the Burke and Hare story of grave robbers. Peter Cushing gives a touch of class to the proceedings.
38. ATTEND A LIVE EVENT: Dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart and two other horror stories.

October 24
39. The Neon Demon
(2016) Ultra stylish story about an ingenue (who is in fact, nothing of the sort) who travels to LA to become a model where the competition is fierce. Just how fierce is what brings the horror. A lot of great visuals and a slow-moving story but worth it.
40. VENTURE INTO THE LITERARY WORLD: Later by Stephen King (2021)

October 25
41. Uncanny Annie
(2019) Stupid teens play a board game that kills them one by one. We've seen it before.
42. Dead of Night AKA The Night Andy Came Home AKA Deathdream (1974) A young soldier comes home from the war but he's not as he used to be.

October 26
43. One Missed Call
(2008)

October 27
44. When the Lights Went Out
(2012)

October 28
45. The Hunger
(1983) Ultra stylish vampire flick that still holds up. The film feels at the same time modern and timeless. Catherine Deneuve is perhaps the most beautiful vampire in cinema.

October 29
46. The Gallows
AKA The Damned (2008)
47. ATTEND A VIRTUAL EVENT: Tales of Pre-Hispanic Supernatural Beings

October 30
47. ATTEND A VIRTUAL EVENT 2: Dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, an H.P. Lovecraft tale plus one new horror story.
48. Puffball (2007) Weird as hell movie set in Ireland about fertility magic.

October 31
49. Antlers
(2021) Pretty damn good folk horror tale set in rural America. The atmosphere is chilling, the effects are great and the acting above average.
50. Our House (2018)

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

54 total movies.
28 First time views
Checklist not completed.
List completed

Oct 1
1: The Corpse Vanishes (1942) * Streaming Drive-in Horror Bela Lugosi
2.1: What We Do in the Shadows * S03E06 Fx
2.2: Bob's Burgers S04E02 Fort Night * Streaming Hulu
3: The Exorcist S01E01 * Streaming Hulu
4.1: Pinky and the Brain S03E17 Halloween * Streaming Hulu
4.2: What we do in the shadows * S03E07
5: Carry on Screaming (1966) BD

Oct 2
6: Open 24 Hours (2018) * Shudder

Oct 5
6: The Witches (1966) * Blu
7: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Blu New Kino

Oct 7
8: Malignant (2021)* HBO Max

Oct 8
9: Angel (1984) Joe Bob's Halloween

Oct 9
10: Blood for Dracula (1974) blu

Oct 11
11: Terror Train (1980) Joe Bob

Oct 13
12: Halloween (2018) FXM

Oct 14
13: Evil Dead (1987) Watch with Bruce Campbell (live commentary)

Oct 15
14: Halloween Kills (2021) * Theater (first theater since pandemic)
15: And now the screaming starts (1973) * Shudder
16: Night of the Demons (1987) *

Oct 16
17: Halloween 3 Season of the Witch (1982)
18: The Gorgon (1964) * Hammer
19: Night of the Comet (1984) Pluto TV

Oct 18
20: Shivers (1975) Blu-ray

Oct 19
21: The Fury (1978)* Starz
22: Twilight Zone the movie (1983) Starz

Oct 21
23: Frankenstein must be destroyed (1969) TCM
24: Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) TCM
25: Motel Hell (1980) Shudder
26: One Cut of the Dead (2017) Shudder
27: What we do in the Shadows S03E08, S03E09 *
28: Terror in the Aisles (1984) Blu

Oct 22
29: Dune (2021) * Theatrical
30: Dracula AD 1972 (TCM)
31: Marathon Man * (1976) HBOMax

Oct 23
32: Christine (1983) Blu
33: Blood of the Vampire * (1958) Blu
34: Invisible Man (2020)* HBOMax
35: Strait-jacket (1964) TCM

Oct 24
36: Boys from County Hell (2020)* Shudder
37: A Quiet Place (2018) *
38-40: Wellington Paranormal S1E01-6 * HBOMax

Oct 25
41: Messiah of Evil (1972) * Elvira

Oct 27
42: The Witches (2020)*

Oct 29
43: Dune (1984) 4K
44: Dune (1984) Commentary 1
45: Dune (1984) Commentary 2

Oct 30
46: Der Golem(1920) * Blu
47: Frankenstein (1931) Blu
48: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) * Blu

Oct 31
49: Demons (1984) *4K
50: Friday the 13th 4 the Final Chapter (1984) Blu
51: Psycho (1960) Uncut version 4K
52: Halloween (1978) 4K
53: Blow Out (1981) tcm
54: Spider Baby (1978) Blu
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors:
--- Jenny Agutter -
--- Arielle Brachfield -
--- Clancy Brown -
--- Chuck Connors -
--- Peter Cushing - Frankenstein must be destroyed
--- Brad Dourif - Dune
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
--- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein
--- Udo Kier - Blood for Dracula
--- Christopher Lee - Taste the blood of Dracula
--- Bela Lugosi - Corpse Vanishes
--- Lynn Lowry - Shivers
--- Virginia Madsen - Dune
--- Julian Sands -
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
--- 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 -
--- Steve Miner -
--- Jean Rollin -
--- Pete Walker -
--- James Wan - Malignant
--- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 -
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

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

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

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

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

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types:
--- *3-D Film -
--- Anthology Film - Twilight Zone the Movie
--- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films - Psycho
--- Based on a True Story -
--- Based on a Novel - Christine
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
--- Cannibalism - Motel Hell
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
--- Comedy / Spoof - Carry on Screaming
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - Der Golem
--- Cryptid Cinema - the gorgon
--- Death by: Electrocution
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2 Dune
--- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber - Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 1920
--- Documentary - Terror in the Aisles
--- Dream Horror -
--- Drunk Horror - halloween 3
--- Euro Horror - Der Golem
--- Enzo Sciotti Art - demons
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space - A Quiet Place/Dune
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule - Taste the Blood of Dracula
--- Firearms - angel
--- Flashback - Halloween Kills
--- Fog, 2 -
--- Folk Horror - Der Golem
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting - Frankenstein
--- Found Footage - One Cut of the Dead
--- Frankenstein - Frankenstein
--- Ghost / Haunting -
--- Giallo -
--- J-Horror - One Cut of the Dead
--- Kaiju / Giant Monster - Dune
--- Killer / Evil Animal - Shivers
--- Killer / Evil Child -
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
--- Made-for-TV Movie - What we do in the shadows
--- Mad Scientist - Frankenstein must be destroyed
--- Mummy -
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Name In Title - Christine
--- Nation of Origin: Russia, 2
--- Ouija Board -
--- Phobias -
--- Psychological - Strait-Jacket
--- Quarantine - Shivers
--- Rape / Revenge - Angel/Invisible Man
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
--- Shudder Original / Exclusive - One Cut of the Dead/Open 24 hours
--- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Halloween
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality - Malignant
--- Suicide - a Quiet Place
--- Takes Place in a Crypt - demons
--- Takes Place in a High School - Angel
--- Takes Place in a Library - What we do in the shadows
--- Takes Place on a Mountain -
--- Takes Place on a Holiday - Halloween
--- Takes Place on or Under the Sea -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise - Halloween, Halloween Kills, Halloween 3
--- Title Spoken By Character, 2 - Christine/Gorgon
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
--- Vampire - Blood for Dracula
--- Voyeurism - Blow out
--- Werewolf -
--- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Witches
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary - Dune
--- With Two or More Horror Legends - Gorgon with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee
--- Zombie - One Cut of the Dead

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 - Messiah of Evil
--- 40th Anniversary of Notable Horror Films - Evil Dead
--- 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 - Terror Train
--- 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 - Psycho
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 - Golem
--- 1930 - Frankenstein
--- 1940 - Corpse Vanishes
--- 1950 - Blood of the Vampire
--- 1960 - Carry on Screaming
--- 1970 - The Fury
--- 1980 - Motel Hell
--- 1990 - Pinky and the Brain Halloween
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 - Halloween
--- 2020 - Halloween Kills

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 - Evil Dead

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). Streaming various
--- Second format, (insert format), (insert title). Blu various
--- Third format, (insert format), (insert title). Theatrical/Halloween Kills

Watch films in at least three languages:
--- First language, (insert language), (insert title). Japanese One Cut of the Dead
--- Second language, (insert language), (insert title). German Der Golem (silent but with German Intertitles and English subtitles)
--- Third language, (insert language), (insert title). English

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
--- Film #1 - Dune 2020
--- Film #2 - Dune 1984

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***


Back for another year. Going to try for 100 this year, been averaging 60+ the last couple.

Oct 1st
Always kick off with a movie I love for the challenge, and the Wolf-Man is the Universal Monster of choice.
001 - The Wolf-Man (1941)
002 - Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
003 - Shivers (1975) New

Oct 2nd
Freaks is wonderfully creepy in the third act. "One of us, one of us, one of us..."
004 - Freaks (1932)
005 - Mad Love (1935)
006 - Slither (2006)

Oct 3rd
007 - Final Destination 2
008 - Final Destination 3
009 - Shaun of the Dead

Oct 4th
010 - Happy Death Day

Oct 5th
011 - You’re Next

Oct 6th
012 - Blood Moon (2021) New
013 - Final Destination 4

Oct 7th
014 - The Devil Bat New
015 - House on Haunted Hill (Original)

Oct 8th
016 - Slice New
017 - The Omen (Original)

Oct 9th
018 - The Resort New
019 - The Craft
020 - False Positive New
021 - Bingo Hell New

Oct 10th
022 - I Know What You Did Last Summer New
023 - Fear Street 1994 New
024 - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer New

Oct 11th
This Fear Street series was fun, very familiar feeling story here.
025 - Fear Street 1978 New
026 - Fear Street 1666 New

Oct 12th
027 - Truth or Dare New

Oct 13th
028 - Cat People (Original)

Oct 14th
029 - American Psycho

Oct 15th
030 - Fun Size
031 - Final Destination 5

Oct 16th
032 - Alien
033 - Aliens
034 - Tentacles New

Oct 17th
Man, this new It version is crazy good.
035 - It Part 1
036 - It Part 2

Oct 18th
037 - Army of the Dead New

Oct 19th
038 - Death Proof
039 - Ride with the Devil New
040 - Servant S1E1-4 New

Oct 20th
041 - Servant S1E5-8 New
042 - Servant S1E9-10/S2E1-2 New

Oct 21st
043 - Servant S2E3-6 New

Oct 22nd
— It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Oct 23rd
Redbox run to see everything I can.
044 - Old New
045 - Purge: Election Year New
046 - The Forever Purge New

Oct 24th
047 - Servant S2E7-10 New
048 - Escape Room: Tournament of Champions New

Oct 25th
049 - Happy Death Day 2U

Oct 26th
050 - The Owners New
051 - The Babysitter

Oct 27th
052 - Isle of the Dead
053 - The Thing (prequel)
054 - The Babysitter: Killer Queen New

Oct 28th
055 - The Tingler
056 - Near Dark

Oct 29th
Dangerous critters and beasties all day. Lots of fun here.
057 - Tremors
058 - Lake Placid
059 - Anaconda
060 - Arachnophobia
061 - Deep Blue Sea
063 - Jaws

Oct 30th
Saturday morning was dominated with kids/light horror. Wrapped up the night with a classic leading into a day of classics on Sunday.
064 - Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
065 - Coraline
066 - Beetlejuice
067 - Paranorman
068 - Halloween (Original)

Oct 31st
Wanted to wrap up this one with a number of classic films here. Nightmare and Friday 13th both massive franchises. Watched the second Friday the 13th movie for the first time, I believe.
069 - Nightmare on Elm Street
070 - Carrie
071 - Psycho
072 - Friday the 13th
073 - Friday the 13th: Part 2 New

Wrapped up for the year with a nice total, but not the 100 I wanted. Still got in a nice percentage of new horrific things.
2021 TOTAL 73 - New Viewing 29

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

Brainee's 2020 DVDTalk Horror Movie Challenge List


Previous challenge totals:
2008: 100
2010: 100
2011: 53
2013: 54
2014: 36
2015: 56
2016: 106
2017: 101.25
2018: 70
2019: 121
2020: 71

Goal: 50
Total: 110
First Time Views: 94

= first time viewing

Movies rated out of 5 stars (*****) based solely on my personal enjoyment.

My Viewing List:
Spoiler:
September 30th (Dusk)
1. Wildling (2018): A good little coming-of-age werewolf movie, although I think the general theme was done better in Ginger Snaps. Haven't seen much of Liv Tyler recently, and Brad Dourif is always fun to watch. ***1/2

2. Malignant (2021): Well that was a whacked out crazy movie! Went in knowing very little (besides it was a new horror movie from James Wan). I was expecting some kind of slow burn ghost story ... and got something else entirely. It was so silly I was almost expecting some kind of super-meta twist (that what I was seeing couldn't be "real" in the context of the movie's story, like One Cut of the Dead). I can't say I wasn't entertained though. ****

3. Road Games (1981): Not sure how I never managed to see this. Although I really don't think it's a horror movie (it's pretty much Rear Window with a trucker in Australia). Stacy Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis were great, and I liked the light-hearted tone. Director Richard Franklin has some cool arty touches, and I can see how this was his ticket to Hollywood (following this movie up with Psycho II). ****

October 1st
4. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006): I was feeling in the mood for a rewatch. The first hour (where it's a mockumentary) is so fantastic that it manages to outweigh the relatively disappointment last 30 minutes (where it just becomes a straight up slasher). One really funny scene I remembered must've been a "deleted scenes" extra, where Leslie demonstrates his technique for catching up to running victims when he's just walking (he just hauls ass when no one is looking, before going back to the casual walk ). ****

5. The Amusement Park (1975): An interesting curio that's certainly worth watching for any Romero fan. Well-intentioned and effective, but a very unpleasant watch (and it felt like it was pushing the limit of the running time even at 50 minutes). ***

6. Ever After (2018): Not sure what to make of this. I've had my fill of post-apocalyptic zombie movies, but this had some new things going for. Rather light on actual zombie horror, it felt more like a twisted fairy tale (with a couple of girls trekking through Germany's Black Forest between the last two zombie-free cities ... going from an oppressive city to one that they heard had a much better way of life). There's some kind of ecological messaging in there too, with human/zombie/plant hybrids which may be the direction in which all humanity is going. ***

7. Porno (2019): This sounded really fun from the synopsis: an 80's set horror comedy about a group of dorky teens working in a movie theater run by an evangelical Christian, who accidentally release a sex demon by playing a mysterious movie reel they find. While not horrible, it was nowhere near as good as I was hoping (and I've seen a number of more recent Satanic-themed horror comedies that were better like We Summon the Darkness and Satanic Panic). Not to mention being way to focused on mutilated male genitalia for my tastes. **1/2

October 2nd
8. Why Don't You Just Die! (2018): I figure an ultra-gory splatter black comedy certainly qualifies as a wildcard. There's certainly a Tarantino influence here with the general tone, style, and story structure. A fun easy watch for those who are game for this sort of thing. **** Wildcard #1

9. Silent Madness (1984): I was on the fence about even bothering with this since I wasn't watching it in it 3D (no way I was blind buying the $30 Blu-Ray). Should've gone with my first instinct, since I thought this was pretty bad. I can usually find something to enjoy in any slasher, but this just seemed completely amateurish, unoriginal, and stupid. *1/2

10. The Power (2021): An interestingly creepy setting (night shift at an old hospital in London in 1974 during a blackout) and good production values helped out weight a rather familiar ghost/horror story. ***1/2

11. Lucky (2020): This seemed to have an intriguing set-up, but my interest waned when it became clear the movie wasn't attempting to tell a story but was instead a giant social issue metaphor. **1/2

12. Jeruzalem (2015): The story had potential to be great: a biblical apocalyptic horror/fantasy set in Jerusalem over Yom Kippur (with God's judgement not being a positive one). The city makes a great setting and the movie has one of the more logical reasons to be shot in the "found footage" style (with the main character forced to wear augmented glasses/camera when her normal glasses are stolen). The winged demons/angels/zombies are interesting looking, as are the occasional shots of a Cloverfield sized monster trampling around. Sadly, it can't help but fall into the annoying habit of a lot of found footage horror: the climax of the movie being almost unwatchable due to shaking, darkness, and video error artifacts. ***

October 3rd
13. The Djinn (2021): Well shot and acted. But dammit guys ... how about having enough things actually happen to fill a feature-length running time?!? One boy (who's the only character, so you know he's not getting killed) playing hide-and-seek from an evil djinn in a single apartment just isn't enough to keep my interest for 75 minutes. Not to mention the idea of an evil djinn has been done to death (and in much more interesting ways than this movie). **

14. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1122-1125.

15. The Boy Behind the Door (2020): Noticed this is by the same directors as The Djinn. Fortunately I like this more, even though it's a similar movie in that it has a boy in peril being chased around an enclosed location. But the scenario here felt more suspenseful, and the story had a little more meat to it. I have to laugh at some IMDb reviewers getting butt-hurt because the villain had a MAGA bumper sticker ***

16. Boys from County Hell (2020): A fun Irish horror/comedy that presents a fresh take on a vampire movie, not just with the setting but with the "rules" of these vampires worked. ***1/2

17. ☼ Slaxx (2020): I had a lot of fun with this one ... certain more fun than the more "arty" other recent movie about killed clothing In Fabric. ****

October 4th
18. A Bay of Blood (1971): I prefer Bava's gothic movies, but still enjoy what this brings to the table. Sure, all of the characters are horrible people and there's not much to the story (besides everyone killing each other for the Bay property). But Bava's style still shines (despite being so low budget that he had to shoot tracking shots by putting the camera on a child's wagon). The murder set-pieces are memorable, and hugely influential. And despite the body count and gore there's a darkly humorous tone (especially in that ending scene). ***1/2

19. Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1126-1129.

20. The Frighteners (1996): This was a bit of a disappointment in it's time, and pales in comparison to the Peter Jackson movies he made right before (Dead Alive, Heavenly Creatures) and right after (Lord of the Rings trilogy). But it's a fun movie on it's own terms. While it has some of Jackson's touch, you can also feel the influence of producer Robert Zemeckis. ***1/2

21. The Dark and the Wicked (2020): This was well-made. But damn if it isn't bleak, grim, and nihilistic (not to mention there's no actual story payoff). Maybe it's me getting older, but I'm finding less tolerance for movies that make me feel like crap (regardless of how well done they may be). And I really need to start avoiding those movies. **1/2

22. Bloodthirsty (2020): It's a small movie that more indie musical drama than werewolf horror (which will probably disappoint some viewers). I suppose you also need a pretty strong tolerance for indie piano pop. I'm fine with both of those things, so I enjoyed it for it was. ***

October 5th
23. Witchfinder General (1968): This is one of those movies that I didn't like so much as a kid, but grew on me a lot more when rewatching as an adult. Probably because selling it as a horror movie is misleading (especially an Edgar Allen Poe horror movie). Though the brutal tone makes it certainly qualify as a horror movie to me, and can be argued to be Price's most "horrific" movie. ****

24. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1130-1133.

25. ☼ Censor (2021): It's an interesting idea, to set a psychological horror movie against the backdrop of the "Video Nasties" craze in England in the 1980s (with the main character being a censor for the Board). Thank god that seems to be a thing of the past. Censorship (at least to get a certain rating) really did the horror genre a lot of harm once the slasher genre took off and self-righteous assholes felt the need to butt in. ***1/2

26. ☼ Benny Loves You (2019): It's a 1-joke movie, but it's a pretty good joke (imagine Ted if the bear was a slasher killer). I wish the lead character wasn't so much of a man-child, which made it hard for me to root for him. Although somehow beautiful women throw themselves at him (which I'm sure has nothing to do with the fact that the actor also wrote and directed the movie). ***

October 6th
27. Cutting Class (1989): If not for the cast (including a young Brad Pitt) this would be completely forgettable. The MPAA really neutered slashers by the late 80s, and this movie really demonstrates that. One thing that really intimidated me when I was watching movies in grade and middle school was how old high schoolers looking. Sure there were a few with actors who looked the right age (like Anthony Michael Hall). But most had a cast that was in their mid 20s, and had me thinking I was going to look like some kind of stunted freak when starting high school. **1/2

28. Witchtrap (1989): Duh ... I really thought I was going to watch the movie Witchboard (which is by the same director, and which I haven't seen either). Night of the Demons was reasonably competent, so it puzzles me how this could be so absolutely awful. I guess the bad dialog and wooden acting could be seen as being so awful that it almost loops around to being good (like The Room). But for every funny line there are stretches of just dullness to get through. I knew I was in trouble right from the beginning when the opening credits were just white text on black background going on for several dull minutes (how hard would it be to have them over something?) *

October 7th
29. Caveat (2020): Good premise and atmosphere (though I'd need a hell of a lot more than $1000 to spend 5 days chained up in a creepy old house with insane crossbow-wielding girl). The story had potential, but it just didn't come together for me (despite some effective moments). **1/2

30. Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020): It's no Train to Busan, and you have to be willing to give a lot of leeway to physics-defying stunts, cartoonish characters, and shameless emotional manipulation. But ... I liked it I thought it was better than Army of the Dead, which has a similar set-up (a group going into a zombie quarantine to extract treasure). Maybe after so many slow burn movies it was a fresh change of pace to get a balls-to-the-wall action movie. I thought the big Mad Max truck chase was a fun set-piece. How nice of everyone in the city to abandon their cars in the zombie apocalypse so that roads are open ***1/2

31. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1134-1137.

October 8th
32. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987): I didn't think the first one was anything special (despite its reputation as some kind of "cult classic"). This one is worse. The girls are awfully cute though (and it's fun to see a pre-Wings Crystal Bernard). But the movie is suspense-less having the whole movie be one "it's all a dream" sequence after another. If it was going for comedy, there were too many laugh-less stretches. Sure, the image of a rockabilly killer wielding a drill-guitar weapon is something different ... not to mention him taking the time out from stalking and killing for a musical number ... let's buzzzz!!!!! And it was mercifully short. **

33. The Queen of Black Magic (1981): This was a lot of goofy fun. The filmmakers clearly didn't have much money, but they made the most of what they to come up with some gory and gruesome effects. ***1/2

34. The Queen of Black Magic (2019): Talk about going in a very different direction for a remake (although they both share the general plot of a witch named Murni using black magic to take vengeance against those who wronged her). At first I thought this was going for the slow burn with minimal things happening approach (that so many low-budget horror movies seem to be taking these days). And then it went nuts. Not the silly, goofy nuts of the older movie but some really intense and nasty stuff. Though not a movie where it makes you feel depressed ... more of a really rough roller-coaster that gets your heart going, and you're glad you rode it when you get off. ****

35. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1138-1140; ☼ Escape the Undertaker (2021)

October 9th
36. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1141-1144.

37. Grave Robbers (1989): I've got a feeling I may have seen this before ... the jail cell scene seemed familiar. Anyway, this didn't reinvent the wheel but was an entertaining movie. Certainly a lot better than mainstream horror made in the USA at the same time. ***

38. The Oak Room (2020): Despite being listed as one as the first genre on IMDb, this isn't remotely a horror movie. It is a good little mystery/thriller, that manages to remain interesting despite the majority of the movie being stories told by people (and sometimes stories within stories). The layering of story and gradual reveal of the truth was well done. ***1/2

39. Willy's Wonderland (2021): How can you go wrong with Nic Cage vs evil satanic animatronic robots? There's a lot you can question. If Cage can beat the robots so easily, why can't the town handle them? If the kids knew how dangerous the robots were, why did they act like such dumb-asses (like split off to have sex in the satanic ritual room)? Why have Nic Cage in a movie and not have him speak? What's the deal with the soda? Why is the movie shot in ugly shades of brown and orange? Despite that, I had enough fun with it to give it a slightly positive rating. ***

October 10th
40. The Black Room (1935): Not really a horror movie, but a really good vehicle for Karloff who gets to show off some acting chops playing twins ... one good, and one evil! Isn't that always the case with twins? ***1/2

41. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1145-1148.

42. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939): It's fascinating how the "mad science" in this movie is now common medical practice: using machinery to keep a heart "alive" while surgery is performed that would otherwise be fatal. It's also infuriating how dangerously ignorant everyone is, needless causing the death of Karloff's assistant by stopping him in the middle of the first big test of the technology. I couldn't help but think of today's world when Karloff's character is lecturing at his trial at how modern medicine is coming up with wonders to save lives, and so many people ignorantly reject it (causing many to die). Of course, maybe Karloff takes it a bit too far by starting a murder spree of everyone at the trial who opposed him. But I certainly sympathize. ****

43. Battle Royal (2000): This movie may hold the record for the "dips" I've done of it. First a crappy VHS from a dubious source. Then a VCD (remember those?) from an equally dubious source. Then a R3 bare-bones DVD. Then a nice "official" DVD with special features. Then the 4-disc Blu Ray set. I don't have a 4K set, but I'm sure that one is coming too. ****1/2

October 11th
44. Prom Night (1980): Despite it's reputation as a slasher "classic", this is mostly a pretty dull movie. I've seen it before, but remembered pretty much nothing except the reveal of the killer. Things do pick up in the last 30 minutes, and I liked the disco showdown at the end. And I'm a general sucker for movies from this time period. I wish at his age I had a fraction of the game that "Slick" had with the ladies ***

45. ☼ Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987): I'm thinking that cheap stupid/campy horror of this period (late 80s) isn't my thing. It certainly was just past the age when I was watching these movies regularly. The makers of this are clearly fans of horror ... but being a fan and being able to make your own good movies aren't the same thing. The movie is oddly stingy with gore. Almost to the point where it felt like I was being trolled. Think a decapitation by a paper cutter would be cool? Nah, let's just tease it and have a simple hanging. Want to see a priest stabbed to death with a crucifix? Time for a quick cut! **

46. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1149-1152.

October 12th
47. ☼ What We Do in the Shadows (2021): S3, 1-4.

48. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1153-1157.

October 13th
49. The Vigil (2019): I can appreciate the use of Jewish culture and mysticism to bring something new to a horror movie. Though when you get down to it, this ends up really similar to a slew of other low budget, slow-burn horror I've seen with minimal characters and setting. I just needed more than what this movie brought to keep my attention for 90 minutes. **1/2

50. Burn Witch Burn (1962): You really need to watch the American version, because that's the only one that has an Orson Welles sound-alike casting a spell to protect you (the viewer)! Pity the poor fools who watch the Night of the Eagle version, without this protection. Like the main character, I'm a college professor ... and thank god my work environment isn't anything like his. In my department, most don't even want to be Chair (let alone be willing to cast black magic to stop someone else from being it). ****

October 14th
51. Before I Hang (1940): If not as good as the other hanged mad scientist movie in this set (The Man They Could Not Hang), it's still an enjoyable Karloff vehicle. I had to laugh at the opening scene. Karloff's character is a kindly doctor who was on trial for euthanizing one of his patients ... an old man who was terminally ill and suffering greatly. While handing down his sentence the judge lectures at him, saying only God has the power and authority to take a man's life. And the sentence? Death by hanging! ***

52. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942): I'm not at all a fan of this style of old screwball comedy. Although Karloff and Lorre are great fun to watch, and made the movie overall worth the time for me. ***

53. Hunter Hunter (2020): Well damn ... that ended going in an awfully bleak and horrible place. Certainly a movie that's best seen knowing little about (except to have patience with the first half, before the movie reveals all the cards its playing). ***1/2

54. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1158-1161.

October 15th
55. Gaia (2021): This ended up seeming like a kind of prequel to The Last of Us, with how the fungal apocalypse could have its origins in the remote jungle. The filmmakers had to played the game since they pretty much nailed the look and sound of the "clickers". Fungus horror really creeps me out. I watched Attack of the Mushroom People as a kid, and haven't eaten mushrooms since. ***

56. Jakob's Wife (2021): I had a lot of fun with this one. Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden are wonderful, especially the former (who still looks great into her 60s). IMDb doesn't list it as one, but I think there were so many funny moments that I'd consider this a horror comedy. Right wingers will undoubtedly get their feathers ruffled from the feminist message. Though I thought framing a horror story around a story about a middle-aged woman struggling with her sense of worth and identity to be a fresh take on the familiar vampire story. I didn't even recognize wrestler CM Punk in there (his mustache and the tattoos being covered up through me). ****

57. I Blame Society (2020): In the vein of things like Man Bites Dog and Behind the Mask (since it's a pseudo-documentary following around an unassuming serial killer). So not a new idea and I can see how if the personality of the main character was unbearable then this would be unwatchable. But it worked for me. Knowing that this is an indie-project labor-of-love, with many "on-screen" characters essentially playing satiric versions of themselves, was something I could appreciate. And I'm a sucker for movies about movie making, which this essentially is (but instead of being told from the glamorous top it's from people struggling at the bottom). ***1/2

58. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1162-1165.

October 16th
59. Witchboard (1986): Now for the Kevin Tenney movie I intended to watch earlier in the month. Not bad, and Tawny Kitaen makes an appealing female lead. I didn't even recognize James Quinn, who was the male lead in Witchtrap. He has the "annoying douche" character down pat, and thankfully his "Lloyd" character here is the first to die. Lloyd not only wears sunglasses all the time, even at night and indoors. But he has them so low on his face that they would never block the sun from his eyes anyway. Glad he died. **1/2

60. Fear Street: Part I - 1994 (2021): I was too old for the books when they came out (although I was reading adult-level horror as long as I can remember, so even if I was a teen in the 90s I probably wouldn't have been reading these). Clearly this movie isn't aiming for the young audience, since the gore-level is quite high (although the characters are teens). I enjoyed it, and I'll probably be watching the other two in the series soon. ***1/2

61. The Empty Man (2020): Thankfully this doesn't turn out to be the routine "urban legend" horror that it seems like it will be. Instead it veers off into a much more interesting cosmic horror story. I just wish it wasn't so long (it didn't need to be over 2 hours). ***1/2

62. Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018): A solid enough movie, although nothing I haven't seen done before (and I think Grave Encounters did pretty much the exact story a bit better). ***

63. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1166-1169.

October 17th
64. ☼ Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021): Ep 1-2.

65. ☼ Fear Street: Part Two - 1978 (2021): Another strong entry in this trilogy. And it actually does the one thing no Friday the 13th movie dared to do ... brutally murder campers. This just needs to hit the landing in the next/last movie. ****

66. Fiend Without a Face (1958): The last 20 minutes of this is what really makes it memorable ... those horrifying brain monsters! It would've been really easy for a movie of this era to wuss out, but instead they went all out. Not just the nastiness of the monsters, but how they would explode with gore when shot (this has to be right up there for the most gruesome movie of its time). The concept of the monsters is pretty scary too ... they'd literally suck the brains right out of you! As a kid that one scene with the victim who must have gotten away freaked me out ... how he stumbles into a meeting just moaning (with presumably his brains partially eaten). ***1/2

67. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1170-1173.

October 18th
68-70. ☼ In Search of Darkness (2019): This was a nice watch spread out over a few days during times where I didn't have to concentrate on the tv too much (like while eating or exercising). Not much I didn't know before, though I was glad I had seen most of the movies they discussed (since massive spoilers were dropped throughout). Some of the talking heads were better than others, but for the most part they were good. Overall it was a fun trip down memory lane for my primary horror viewing years. ***1/2

October 19th
71. Fear Street: Part Three - 1666 (2021): I found this a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy (and you really need to watch all three in order). The 1666 flashback was awkward, with all the familiar faces from other roles I suppose playing ancestors of the later characters (with shaky English accents). But the finale (back in 1994) was very exciting. ****

72. ☼ Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021): Ep 3-4.

73. ☼ Dark Shadows (1970): Ep 1174-1178.

October 20th
74. Daughters of Darkness (1971): It's been a while since I've seen this one. Like a lot of Euro-horror of the era, it's style over substance. But what great style it has! Some wonderfully composed shots, edits, and use of color. As a horror movie, it certainly drags at times and doesn't make a whole lot of sense (again, not an uncommon thing for these kinds of movies). Beautiful women ... and having gone through Dark Shadows recently, it's fun to see John Karlen (and his character has luck with the ladies, unlike the show ... although it doesn't work out for him by the end of this). ***1/2

75. ☼ Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021): Ep 5-6.

October 21st
76. Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019): I guess this needs to be a wildcard, since even though it was on Shudder it's clearly not a horror movie. Like a lot of movies I'm running into this month, here's another one that's critically acclaimed but mostly bored me. I at least thought the kinky S&M themes would have kept my attention. And while I don't consider myself squeamish (at least when it comes to movies) I just had no desire to see really drawn out scenes of fingernails being peeled off and teeth ripped out with pliers. ** Wildcard #2

77. V/H/S/94 (2021): As with many anthologies with different directors, the segments are uneven. But the best of them (IMO Timo Tjahjanto's, who also has by far the best previous track record for making good movies) makes it worth the view. Maybe my rating would be bumped a little if this didn't make the unfortunate decision to have the weakest segment last. ***

78. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1179-1183.

October 22nd
79. Schizoid (1980): I don't think I've seen this before. But the movie is rather forgettable, so I may have. The killer has a cool look (all in black, with a hat, and scissors) and there's fun casting with Klaus Kinski and an early film role of Christopher Lloyd (playing a creepy handyman). There are red herrings out the wazoo about who the killer is. Yet much of it is dully executed. **1/2

80. Psychomania (1973): The greatest British Biker Zombie movie ever made? I think it just may be! By no means a good movie, I saw this one as a kid (probably some either the late late movie show or Saturday afternoon horror in the 70s) and it stuck with me. The biker gang would've gotten laughed off the streets of an American town, but I guess for England in the early 70s they were intimidating. The music is cool, and there are effective scenes (like the bike resurrection of the ground scene). In retrospect, there isn't really anyone to root for in the movie. Abby is supposed to be the heroic "final girl", but she gleefully goes along with all the gang's shit (and just backs out because she doesn't want to kill herself). It's off-putting to see George Sanders' final role in a movie with so much suicide knowing that he killed himself before the movie's release. ***1/2

81. Hell Night (1981): One of the earlier slashers, it's pretty tame compared to most of the genre. It's probably most notable for starring Linda Blair and Vincent Van Patten (who I now associate with tv poker commentary). There's not much to the story, and this could use 15 minutes trimmed off. But it has some decent jump scares and suspense sequences. ***

82. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1184-1187.

October 23rd
83. ☼ What We Do in the Shadows (2021): S3, 5-8.

84. ☼ The Unseen (1980): Probably worth a watch for the interesting cast (Barbara Bach, Stephen Furst, and character actor Sydney Lassick ... one of those where the name may not mean anything to you, but as soon as you see him you'll recognize him). But beyond that ... not so much. Dull and uninspired up until the reveal of the title "monster". And then it becomes unintentionally hilarious. **

85. ☼ New Year's Evil (1980): I've seen this cover so many times in the video stores but never checked it out. More of a thriller than a horror movie ... I like the gimmick of the killer timing his kills to each countdown of the New Year (one for each US time zone). The New Wave music scene is fun ... sure it dates the movie, but it dates it in a fun way. As a horror movie, it's a bit on the dull side. **1/2

86. ☼ Suddenly in the Dark (1981): I don't think I've seen a Korean horror movie from this period before. It's pretty good too. The colors and camera work seem inspired by 70s Italian gialli (though they overdo the kaleidoscope effect). The story is one of those subtle ones straddling the line between the supernatural and madness (and even by the end it's not clear which way it went). ***1/2

87. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1188-1191.

October 24th
88. ☼ Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021): Ep 7-8. I thought it was consistently watchable and interesting, but I felt a bit underwhelmed at the end. Maybe partly because I didn't feel like I had any character to root for. Lisa Nova was supposed to be the heroine, but she seemed extremely unlikable to me. I felt myself siding with Lou Burke more ... sure, he acted scuzzy to Lisa but he had a likable charisma about him. And the punishment dished out to him seemed way out of proportion to his crime. Eric Lange really impressed me. He's one of those actors I've seen in a number of things, but he never really stuck with me until this role. And Catherine Keener was a lot of fun. ***

89-91. ☼ In Search of Darkness: Part II (2020): Very similar to the first part (just different movies). A stroll down memory lane through some good (and not so good) horror movies of the 80s. Again, it made nice background viewing (I don't think I could've handled sitting through it in one shot). ***1/2

92. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1192-1195.

October 26th
93. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1196-1199.

October 27th
94. Little Shop of Horrors (1986): Something about this movie makes me love it. It just hits all the right notes for me: wonderful cast, catchy songs, big laughs, great look, and it's a movie that just flies by for me. The original ending (where everyone dies and Audrey II takes over the world) is something to see, although it's really clear why they had to change it. *****

October 28th
95-97. ☼ Midnight Mass (2021): Ep 1-4.

98. The Blob (1958): It's been a while since I've seen this. It was talkier than I remember, although the blob scenes are still really good. Just such a disturbing concept for a monster, just absorbing and devouring people (which seemed like an incredibly painful and horrible way to die), getting bigger and bigger (and redder). Despite the goofy Burt Bacharach song in the opening credits, the movie takes itself pretty seriously. ***1/2

99. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1200-1203.

October 29th
100. Rosemary's Baby (1968): I like to hit "100" with style! Ira Levin writes his novels like screenplays ... so it's not surprising Polanski made one of the most faithful adaptations ever. Too bad Dark Shadows never tried to a spin on this. It would've fit in perfectly, the popularity of the book and movie coincided exactly with the show, and they've already gone through just about every gothic story you can think of. *****

101. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1204-1207.

October 30th
102. ☼ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941): A+ Hollywood production in front of and behind the camera. It looks great and the cast does a fine job, and it's an interesting change from the earlier versions to have the transformation be more psychological than physical (though you'd think someone would recognize Hyde as the good doctor). Still, it felt overly long and familiar to me. It copies the story of the 1931 version very closely, while lacking the pre-code intensity. ***1/2

103. Come True (2020): I'm not sure I understood everything at the end, but I loved the creepy cold Cronenberg-esque style of this (and I don't think it's a coincidence that one of the characters, playing the head scientist, looks like Cronenberg). ****

104. Razorback (1984): Jaws in the Outback! Russell Mulcahy's first movie (after directing so many fantastic New Wave music videos) looks fantastic, and raises this above being just another "monster on the loose" story. And while a killer pig (boar) sounds silly, it looks and sounds pretty ferocious. ***1/2

105. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1208-1212.

Halloween
106. The Changling (1980): I haven't seen this in a while. It was just as good as I remembered ... just a classy and classic ghost story (not to mention an intriguing mystery involved as well). ****1/2

107. Halloween Kills (2021): A big disappointment for me. More in line with the crap entries starting in the late 80s. Some cool moments, but a lot of stupid stuff. And overall feels pretty pointless (and has me wishing they just ended things with the 2018 movie). **

108-109. ☼ Midnight Mass (2021): Ep 5-7.

110. ☼ Dark Shadows (1971): Ep 1213-1216.

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Just made it....

*Denotes first time viewing.

10/1
1. What Happens Next Will Scare You* (Chris LaMartina, 2021) 6.5/10
2. Blades* (Thomas R. Rondinella, 1989) 6/10

10/2
3. 1974: La Posesion De Altair* (Victor Dryere, 2016) 7/10
4. Jakob's Wife* (Travis Stevens, 2021) 4/10

10/3
5. A Day Of Judgement* (C.D.H. Reynolds, 1981) 6/10

10/4
6. 30 Miles From Nowhere* (Caitlin Koller, 2018) 4/10

10/5
7. Escpae The Undertaker* (Ben Simms, 2021) 5/10

10/6
8. Seance* (Simon Barrett, 2021) 4/10

10/7
9. Wrong Turn* (Mike P. Nelson, 2021) 5/10

10/8
10. V/H/S 94* (Various, 2021) 6/10
11. Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions* (Adam Robitel, 2021) 1/10
12. Lake Michigan Monster* (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, 2018) 4/10

10/9
13. Auntie Lee's Meat Pies* (Joseph F. Robertson, 1992) 6/10
14. Bug* (Jeannot Szwarc, 1975) 6/10

10/10
15. Mass Hysteria* (Arielle Cimino, Jeff Ryan, 2019) 3/10

10/13
16. The Cellar* (Kevin Tenney, 1989) 6/10

10/14
17. The Reflecting Skin* (Philip Ridley, 1990) 7.5/10

10/15
18. Halloween Kills* (David Gordon Green, 2021) 5/10

10/20
19. Slumber Party Massacre* (Danishka Esterhazy, 2021) 7/10

10/25
20. Woe* (Matthew Goodhue, 2020) 3/10

10/26
21. Homebodies* (Larry Yust, 1974) 4/10

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Haven't done the challenge in some time, so here goes nothing.
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September 30, 2021
1.) Road Games (1981) DVD
2.) An American Werewolf in London (1981) (Jenny Agutter) DVD
3.) The Mortuary Collection (2019) (Clancy Brown) DVD

October 1, 2021
4.) Slither (2006) DVD
5.) Mr. Hush (2010) (Stephen Geoffreys) DVD *

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September 30
01. Wildling (2018; Netflix) * #
02. Road Games (1981; Internet Archive) * #

October 1
03. Slither (2006; Prime) #
October 2
04. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021; Theater) *
05. Candyman (2021; Theater) *

06. Silent Madness (1984; Tubi) * #
October 3
07. The Severed Arm (1973; YouTube) * #
08. American Horror Story: Double Feature - Take Me to Your Leader (2021; SlingTV) *
--- The Walking Dead - For Blood (2021; AMC+) *

October 4
09. A Bay of Blood (1971; AMC+) * #
10. The Walking Dead: World Beyond - Konsekans (2021; AMC+) *
--- The Walking Dead: World Beyond - Foothold (2021; AMC+) *

October 5
11. Witchfinder General (1968; Google Drive) * #
12. Come Play (2020; Showtime) *

October 6
13. House on Haunted Hill (1959; YouTube)
October 7
14. Cutting Class (1989; Showtime) * #
October 8
15. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987; AMC+) * #
16. In Search of Darkness (2019; AMC+) * #
17. In Search of Darkness (2019; AMC+) * # continued
18. In Search of Darkness (2019; AMC+) * # continued

October 9
19. Titane (2021; Theater) *
October 10
20. American Horror Story: Double Feature - Inside (2021; SlingTV) *
--- The Walking Dead: World Beyond - Exit Wounds (2021; AMC+) *
21. Malignant (2021; HBOMax) *

October 11
October 12
October 13
October 14
October 15

22. Wrong Turn (2021; Showtime) *
October 16
23. American Horror Story: Double Feature - Blue Moon (2021; SlingTV) *
--- Evil - N is for Night Terrors (2021; Paramount+) *

October 17
24. Evil - A is for Angel (2021; Paramount+) *
--- Chucky - Death by Misadventure (2021; YouTube) *
25. Evil - F is for Fire (2021; Paramount+) *
--- Evil - E is for Elevator (2021; Paramount+) *

26. Lamb (2021; Theater) *
27. Halloween Kills (2021; Theater) * #

October 18
28. Day of the Dead - The Thing in the Hole (2021; YouTube) *
--- Fear the Walking Dead - The Beacon (2021; SlingTV) *

October 19
October 20

29. Evil - Z is for Zombies (2021; Paramount+) *
--- Evil - C is for Cop (2021; Paramount+) *

October 21
October 22

29. Evil - S is for Silence (2021; Paramount+) *
--- Chucky - Give Me Something Good to Eat (2021; YouTube) *

October 23
October 24

30. The Addams Family 2 (2021; Theater) *
October 25
October 26

31. Fear the Walking Dead - Six Hours (2021; SlingTV) *
--- The Walking Dead: World Beyond - Family is a Four Letter Word (2021; SlingTV) *
October 27
October 28
October 29

32. Slumber Party Massacre (2021; SlingTV) *
October 30
33. Evil - U is for U.F.O. (2021; Paramount+) *
--- Day of the Dead - Chum (2021; YouTube) *
34. Chucky - I Like to Be Hugged (2021; SlingTV) *
--- American Horror Story: Double Feature - The Future Perfect (2021; Hulu) *

October 31
35. Evil - O is for Ovaphobia (2021; Paramount+) *
--- Evil - I is for IRS (2021; Paramount+) *


* FTV
# Subset Film

Streaming
Theater

Spoiler:


-x- 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)
-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)
--- 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)
--- 10/11: tarfrimmer - The Mortuary Collection (2019)
--- 10/12: mallratcal - Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)
--- 10/13: WillieMLF - Curse of the Demon (1957)
-x- 10/14: Darkgod - In Search of Darkness (2019)
--- 10/15: Cure - ororama (1997)
--- 10/16: DaveyJoe - Tower of Evil (1972)
--- 10/17: alyxstarr - Fade to Black (1980)
--- 10/18: Trevor - Planet Terror (2007)
--- 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)
-x- 10/31: cwileyy - Halloween Kills (2021)



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Amon_101's 2021 Oktoberfest Horror Challenge

Started doing this back in 2012 on the old IMDB Horror Board.
Anyway...

01) Jennifer's Body (2009)
02) Occupant (2011)
03) Evil Cat, The (2008)

04) Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
05) Incident in a Ghostland (2018)
06) Devil's Mile (2014)
07) Extraordinary Tales (2013)
08) Night Feeders (2006)

09) And Soon the Darkness (2010)
10) Case of the Whitecbapel Vampire, The (2002)
11) Truth or Dare (2018)
12) Summoning, The (2017)

13) Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke (2017)
14) In the Dead if Winter (1993)
15) Karla (2006)
16) Eternal Blood (2002)

17) House of the Damned (1963)
18) Eternal, The (1998)

19) Incubus (2006)
20) Skew (2011)

21) Dead and the Damned, The (2011)
22) Executioners, The (2018)
23) Red Sands (2009)

24) Final Patient, The (2005)
25) Uninvited (1993)
26) Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
27) Roost, The (2005)
28) Empty Rooms (2012)
29) REC (2007)

30) Blood Predator (2007)
31) UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine (2006)
32) Tresspassers (2006)

33) Haunting Hour, The: Don't ThinkAbout It (2007)
34) Evil Bong (2006)

35) Alraune (1930)
36) I Eat Your Skin (1971)
37) Near Death (2004)
38) Trip with the Teacher (1975)

39) Reverb (2008)
40) Evidence of a Haunting (2010)
41) Embryo (1976)
42) Lights, The (2009)
43) Excision (2012)
44) Crossland (2013)
45) Thing, The (2011)

46) Thing, The (1982)
47) Ritual (2012)
48) Untamed, The (2016)
49) Martyr's Lane (2021)
50) Prey (2016)

51) Passed the Door of Darkness (2008)
52) Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
53) Earth vs. the Spider (2001)
54) School, The (2018)
55) Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
56) Dollhouse Graveyard (2005)
57) Emelie (2016)
58) Night Watcher (2008)
59) Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism, The (1967)

60) I Am Omega (2007)
61) Nightmare Castle (1965)

62) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010)
63) 47 Hours to Live (2019)

And there we have it. On a side-note, anyone who voted for this idiot (or probably more accurately, AGAINST Trump), bears some of the blame for what his administration is doing to this country.

Let's go Brandon!!!

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

Happy Horror Month 2021!

First time viewings in bold

10/01
1: Get Out (2017)
2: Us (2019)
3: Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales (2021)
4: Mr. Boogedy (1986)


10/02
5: The Blackcoat's Daughter (2015)
6: The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010)

10/03
7: The Neon Demon (2016)
8: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


10/04
9: The Hunger (1983)
10: V/H/S (2012)

11: Nosferatu (1922)

10/05
12: Queen of Spades (2021)
13: Psycho (1960)

10/08
14: The Darkness (2021)
15: C.H.U.D. (1984)


10/09
16: A Quiet Place (2018)

10/10
17: Wishmaster (1997)
18: Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)


10/11
19: The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

10/20
20: Drag Me to Hell (2009)

10/23
21: Tales of Terror (1962)

10/27
22: Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

10/31
23: V/H/S/2 (2013)
24: Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021)

Happy Halloween everyone!

19 First time viewings this year, List is finalized.


In memory of my little friend Faye.

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

Halloween Horrorfest 2021

1. The Old Dark House (1932) ★★★½
2. Return of the Living Dead 3 (Unrated) (1993) ★★★½
3. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) ★★½
4. The Frighteners (1996) ★★½
5. Angel (1984) ★★
6. Terror Train (1980) ★★★½
7. Dracula (1931) ★★★★
8. Frankenstein (1931) ★★★★★
9. Scream (1996) ★★★★
10. Night of the Living Dead (1968) ★★★★★
11. Dawn of the Dead (1978) ★★★★★
12. Psycho (1960) ★★★★★

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Goal 30 movies

1) The Cave (2005) DVD 10/02/2021 - Big budget movie, but did not spend enough on creatures in the cave. 6/10
2) In the Tall Grass (2019) Netflix 10/02/2021 - Lost in a field of grass, sounds dumb, but better than thought. 7/10
3) Jaws (1975) DVD 10/03/2021 - Best Shark horror movie ever made 10/10
4) Jaws 2 (1978) Netflix 10/03/2021 - Jaws misses Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss 6/10
5) Jaws 3 (1983) Netflix 10/04/2021 - Jaws in Sea World 7/10
6) Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Netflix 10/05/2021 - Jaws in the Caribbean 5/10
7) Raw (2016) Netflix 10/06/2021 - French Cannibal Family. French Horror Movies are Very Disturbing. 7/10
8) The Perfection (2018) Netflix 10/07/2021 - Abuse Revenge movie I guess. 6/10
9) Creep (2014) Netflix 10/09/2021 - Serial Killer is nice and wants to be a buddy 9/10
10) Creep 2 (2017) Netflix 10/09/2021 - Serial Killer being nice and polite and wants a girl buddy. 8/10
11) The Invisible Man (2020) Blu-Ray 10/09/2021 - Should be called The Invisible Man's wife. Story evolves around the wife. 7/10
12) Till Death (2021) Netflix 10/10/2021 - Megan Fox looking hot still in a movie that took elements of Gerald's Game. 8/10
13) House (1985) Tubi 10/11/2021 - Horror like it was made by Looney Tunes. Cartoon comedy feel to the movie Great stuff 10/10
14) Parents (1989) DVD 10/11/2021 - If Leave it to Beaver was a Cannibal family. Randy Quaid ruled the 80's. 9/10
15) There's Someone Inside Your House (2021) Netflix 10/15/2021 - WhoDunnit murder mystery woke version. 6/10
16) House of the Witch (2017) Netflix 10/15/2021 - CGI type witch - 5/10
17) Sundown : The Vampire in Retreat (1989) DVD 10/17/2021 - Vampires using sunscreen and sunglasses way before Blade came out 7/10
18) Creepshow 2 (1987) Tubi 10/17/2021 - Stephen King Fun Short Stories 9/10
19) Fido (2006) DVD 10/22/2021 - Zombies meet Leave it to Beaver 9/10
20) Subspecies (1991) DVD 10/24/2021 - Full Moon Vampire movie filmed in Romania. Great atmosphere. 9/10

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malazar's 17th Annual October Horror Movie Challenge List
My 6th Year Participating
*List Finalized*

2017: 111
2016: 113

2015: 116
2014: 102
2013: 109

Goals: 50 Movies, Checklist, Theme Nights, Subset Films All Completed

Red = Streaming - 63 Entries
Blue = Blu-ray - 8 Entries
Black = DVD - 1 Entry


*Denotes First Time Watch
First Time Watches: 58.5/72 (81%)
Total Time Spent Watching: 118 Hours 12 Minutes
Average Entry Length: 98.5 minutes

Entries Watched by Decade:
1940s: 1
1950s: 1
1960s: 1
1970s: 11
1980s: 17
1990s: 5
2000s: 5
2010s: 16.5
2020s: 14.5

October 1
Total Time: 7 hours 12 minutes

1. Things Heard & Seen (Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, 2021)* - 121 minutes
2. The Ritual (David Bruckner, 2017)* - 94 minutes
3. Slither (James Gunn, 2006)* - 95 minutes
4. TV Episodes:
-Midnight Mass S01E01 - Book I: Genesis (2021)* -
59 minutes
-Midnight Mass S01E02 - Book II: Psalms (2021)* - 63 minutes

October 2
Total Time: 5 hours 57 minutes

5. Silent Madness (Simon Nuchtern, 1984)* - 93 minutes
6. TV Episodes:
-Midnight Mass S01E03 - Book III: Proverbs (2021)* -
65 minutes
-Midnight Mass S01E04 - Book IV: Lamentations (2021)* - 70 minutes
7. TV Episodes:
-Midnight Mass S01E05 - Book V: Gospel (2021)* -
62 minutes
-Midnight Mass S01E06 - Book VI: Acts of the Apostles (2021)* - 67 minutes

October 3
Total Time: 7 hours 45 minutes

8. TV Episodes:
-
Midnight Mass S01E07- Book VII: Revelation (2021)* - 64 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E01 - Family (2018) - 27 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E02 - Booth 3 (2018) - 28 minutes
9. Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)* - 152 minutes
10. The Forever Purge (Everardo Gout, 2021)* - 103 minutes
11.The Severed Arm (Tom Alderman, 1973)* - 91 minutes

October 4
Total Time: 6 hours 3 minutes

12. A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava, 1971)* - 84 minutes
13. Summer of 84 (Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, 2018)* - 105 minutes
14. Till Death (S.K. Dale, 2021)* - 88 minutes
15. Mayhem (Joe Lynch, 2017)* - 86 minutes

October 5
Total Time: 2 hours 58 minutes

16. Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves, 1968)* - 86 minutes
17.Prom Night (Paul Lynch, 1980)* - 92 minutes

October 6
Total time: 6 hours 32 minutes

18. Cutting Class (Rospo Pallenberg, 1989)* - 91 minutes
19. There's Someone Inside Your House (Patrick Brice, 2021)* - 96 minutes
20. Ghosts of War (Eric Bress, 2020)* - 94 minutes
21. The Endless (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, 2017)* - 111 minutes

October 7
Total Time: 1 hour 38 minutes

22. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976) - 98 minutes

October 8
Total Time: 4 hours 8 minutes

23. The Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones, 1982)* - 77 minutes
24. Slumber Party Massacre II (Deborah Navarra-Brock, 1987)* - 77 minutes
25.
Dead & Buried (Gary Sherman, 1981)* - 94 minutes

October 9
Total Time: 1 hour 28 minutes

26. Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas) (Ruben Galindo Jr., 1989)* - 88 minutes

October 10
Total Time: 3 hours 27 minutes

27. Hunter Hunter (Shawn Linden, 2020)* - 93 minutes
28.
Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) - 114 minutes

October 11
Total Time: 1 hour 48 minutes

29. The Mortuary Collection (Ryan Spindell, 2019)* - 108 minutes

October 12
Total Time: 4 hours 52 minutes

30. Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (Bruce Pittman, 1987)* - 97 minutes
31. VFW (Joe Begos, 2019)* - 92 minutes
32. Warlock (Steve Minor, 1991)* - 103 minutes

October 13
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

33. Curse of the Demon (Jacques Tournier, 1957)* - 81 minutes
34.
The Ape Man (William Beaudine, 1943)* - 64 minutes

October 14
Total Time: 4 hours 24 minutes

35-37. In Search of Darkness (David A. Weiner, 2019)* - 264 minutes

October 15
Total Time: 3 hours 58 minutes

38. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997)* - 111 minutes
39.
Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)*- 127 minutes

October 16
Total Time: 1 hour 29 minutes

40. Tower of Evil (Jim O'Connolly, 1972)* - 89 minutes

October 17
Total Time: 3 hours 4 minutes

41. Fade to Black (Vernon Zimmerman, 1980)- 102 minutes
42. Wicked City (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1987) - 82 minutes

October 18
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

43. Planet Terror (Robert Rodriguez, 2007)* - 105 minutes

October 19
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

44.
The Ninth Gate (Roman Polanski, 1999)*- 133 minutes
45.
The Creeping Flesh (Freddie Francis, 1973)* - 92 minutes

October 20
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

46. Wildling (Fritz Bohm, 2018)*- 93 minutes
47.
Spookies (Genie Joseph, Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner, 1986)*- 85 minutes
48.
Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kumel, 1971)* - 87 minutes

October 21
Total Time: 4 hours 57 minutes

49. The Collector (Marcus Dunstan, 2009)*- 90 minutes
50. Night Teeth (Adam Randall, 2021)*- 107 minutes
51.The Room (Christian Volckman, 2019)* - 100 minutes

October 22
Total Time: 3 hours 39 minutes

52. The Empty Man (David Prior, 2020)* - 137 minutes
53. The Collection (Marcus Dunstan, 2012)* - 82 minutes

October 23
Total Time: 1 hour 42 minutes

54. Freaky (Christopher Landon, 2020)* - 102 minutes

October 24
Total Time: 1 hour 39 minutes

55. Triangle (Christopher Smith, 2009)*- 99 minutes

October 25
Total Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

56. Possessor (Brandon Cronenberg, 2020)* - 103 minutes

October 26
Total Time: 5 hours

57. The Gate (Tibor Takacs, 1987)- 85 minutes
58. TV Episodes:
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E03 - Apparently Dead (2018)
- 28 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E04 - Unfinished Business (2018) - 27 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E05 - Baby Proof (2018) - 26 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E06 - Tales from the Rift (2018) - 26 minutes
59. TV Episodes:
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E07 - Twist and Shout (2018)
- 26 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E08 - Rifting Apart (2018) - 26 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E09 - Judgement Day (2018) - 27 minutes
-Ash Vs Evil Dead S03E10 - The Mettle of Man (2018) - 29 minutes

October 27
Total Time: 6 hours 2 minutes

60. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1981) - 85 minutes
61.
Evil Dead (Fede Alvarez, 2013)- 91 minutes
62. Truth or Dare? A Critical Madness (Tim Ritter, Yale Wilson, 1986)*- 90 minutes
63. The Untold Story (Danny Lee, Herman Yau, 1993)*- 96 minutes

October 28
Total Time: 4 hours 49 minutes

64.
Body Bags (John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, 1993) - 94 minutes
65. Dominique (Michael Anderson, 1979)*- 100 minutes
66. Whiskey Mountain (William Grefe, 1977)*- 95 minutes

October 29
Total Time: 1 hour 47 minutes

67. Opera (Dario Argento, 1987)* - 107 minutes

October 30
Total Time: 2 hours 54 minutes

68.
Tourist Trap (David Schmoeller, 1979)* - 90 minutes
69. Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1987) - 84 minutes

October 31
Total Time: 4 hours 57 minutes

70. Halloween Kills (David Gordon Green, 2021)* - 105 minutes
71. House of Whipcord (Pete Walker, 1974)* - 104 minutes
72.
Night of the Creeps (Fred Dekker, 1986) - 88 minutes






Checklist: Completed
Spoiler:

Select 10 actors:
-x- Jenny Agutter - Dominique
--- Arielle Brachfield -
-x- Clancy Brown - The Mortuary Collection
-x- Chuck Connors - Tourist Trap
-x- Peter Cushing - The Creeping Flesh
-x- Brad Dourif - Wildling
--- Elissa Dowling -
--- Deborah Foreman -
--- Stephen Geoffreys -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Udo Kier -
-x- Christopher Lee - The Creeping Flesh
-x- Bela Lugosi - The Ape Man
--- Lynn Lowry -
--- Virginia Madsen -
-x- Julian Sands - Warlock
--- Scout Taylor-Compton -
--- Tiffany Shepis -
-x- P.J. Soles - Carrie
--- Tony Todd -
-x- Recently Deceased (insert actor) - Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red)

Select 5 directors:
-x- Freddie Francis - The Creeping Flesh
--- Jesús "Jess" Franco -
-x- William Grefé - Whiskey Mountain
--- Amando de Ossorio -
--- Takashi Miike -
-x- Steve Miner - Warlock
--- Jean Rollin -
-x- Pete Walker - House of Whipcord
--- James Wan -
-x- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 - The Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones)
--- Recently Deceased (insert director) -

Select 2 film composers:
-x- Pino Donaggio - Carrie
-x- Alan Howarth - Planet Terror
-x- Claudio Simonetti - Opera
--- Christopher Young -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Rick Baker -
--- Joe Blasco -
-x- KNB EFX Group - Planet Terror
--- Mathew Mungle -
--- Dick Smith -
-x- Recently Deceased (insert makeup effects artist) - Robert Hall (The Collection)

Select 2 producers:
--- Lawrence Bender -
-x- Jason Blum - Freaky
--- Herman Cohen -
-x- Dino De Laurentiis - Evil Dead II

Select 2 writers:
-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:
-x- *3-D Film - Silent Madness
-x- Anthology Film - Body Bags
-x- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films - Deep Red
-x- Based on a True Story - The Untold Story
-x- Based on a Novel - The Ninth Gate
-x- Candy Cinema, 2 - Carrie
-x- Cannibalism - The Severed Arm
--- Cinema Inspired By: Richard Matheson -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-x- Comedy / Spoof - Cutting Class
--- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film -
--- Cryptid Cinema -
-x- Death by: Electrocution - The Collector
--- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, 2
-x- Distributor / Studio: Kino Lorber - A Bay of Blood
-x- Documentary - In Search of Darkness
--- Dream Horror -
-x- Drunk Horror - Slither
-x- Euro Horror - Daughters of Darkness
-x- Enzo Sciotti Art - Evil Dead II
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Fan Film -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
--- Film From TCM October 2021 Schedule -
--- Firearms -
-x- Flashback - Halloween Kills
-x- Fog, 2 - Wildling
-x- Folk Horror - Witchfinder General
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
-x- Ghost / Haunting - Ghosts of War
-x- Giallo - A Bay of Blood
-x- J-Horror - Battle Royale
-x- Kaiju / Giant Monster - Curse of the Demon
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-x- Killer / Evil Child - Battle Royale
--- Killer / Evil Doll -
--- Luchador -
-x- Made-for-TV Movie - Body Bags
-x- Mad Scientist - The Creeping Flesh
--- 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 - Dominique
--- Quarantine -
--- Rape / Revenge -
--- Shot in Bronson Canyon -
-x- Shudder Original / Exclusive - VFW
-x- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Silent Madness
--- Slow Motion -
-x- Split Personality - Fade to Black
-x- Suicide - The Ninth Gate
-x- Takes Place in a Crypt - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas)
-x- Takes Place in a High School - Prom Night
-x- Takes Place in a Library - Carrie
-x- Takes Place on a Mountain - A Bay of Blood
--- Takes Place on a Holiday -
-x- Takes Place on or Under the Sea - Triangle
-x- Three Installments in a Franchise - The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Evil Dead
-x- Title Spoken By Character, 2 - Triangle
--- Trailer Compilation -
-x- Travelogue - Daughters of Darkness
-x- Vampire - Night Teeth
-x- Voyeurism - The Slumber Pary Massacre
-x- Werewolf - Wildling
-x- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - Witchfinder General
--- Wilhelm Scream -
--- With Commentary -
-x- With Two or More Horror Legends - The Creeping Flesh (Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing)
-x- Zombie - Planet Terror

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

Select 1 from the following anniversaries:
-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 -
-x- 100th Anniversary of Overlook Hotel's July 4th Ball, 2- Doctor Sleep

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes:
--- Killed during sex -
-x- New House, New Problems, 2 - Things Heard & Seen
-x- No cell phone service - Till Death
--- Making dumb decisions -
-x- The creepy gas station attendant - Body Bags
--- The evil doll that comes to life -
-x- The mirror scare - Silent Madness
-x- The suddenly unpredictable vehicle - Cutting Class

Select 4 ratings:
--- G -
-x- PG - Dominique
-x- PG-13 - The Gate
-x- R - Halloween Kills
-x- NC-17 - The Evil Dead
--- X -
-x- Unrated - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas)
--- M -
--- GP -

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
-x- 1940 - The Ape Man (1943)
-x- 1950 - Curse of the Demon (1957)
-x- 1960 - Witchfinder General (1968)
-x- 1970 - The Creeping Flesh (1973)
-x- 1980 - The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
-x- 1990 - Warlock (1991)
-x- 2000 - Triangle (2009)
-x- 2010 - VFW (2019)
-x- 2020 - Night Teeth (2021)

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality:
-x- Recently deceased list - Daria Nicolodi, Opera

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following:
-x- Video ,2 - Truth or Dare? A Critical Madness
--- 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) -
-x- Spookies (1986) - Spookies

Watch a movie and its remake back to back on the same day:
-x- Original - The Evil Dead (1981)
-x- Remake - Evil Dead (2013)

Watch films in at least three formats:
-x- First format, (insert format), (insert title). - Streaming (The Ritual)
-x- Second format, (insert format), (insert title). - DVD (Doctor Sleep)
-x- Third format, (insert format), (insert title). - Blu-Ray (Wicked City)

Watch films in at least three languages:
-x- First language, (insert language), (insert title). - Spanish (Grave Robbers)
-x- Second language, (insert language), (insert title). - Japanese (Battle Royale)
-x- Third language, (insert language), (insert title). - The Untold Story (Cantonese)

Watch 2 films with similar plots:
-x- Film #1 - Slither
-x- Film #2 - Night of the Creeps

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 - Slumber Party Massacre II
-x- Was made in the 1990s - Cure
-x- Features a LGBT character - There's Someone Inside Your House
--- Was written by Charles B. Griffith -
-x- Features a severed head - The Untold Story
-x- Has a scene in a nightclub - The Collection
-x- Was shot in Mexico - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas)
-x- Is listed in Suburban Grindhouse - The Slumber Party Massacre
--- Takes place at a national park -
-x- Features a funeral scene - The Mortuary Collection
-x- Title includes Return of / Curse of / Bride of / Son of - Curse of the Demon

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





















Theme Nights: Completed
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) - A Bay of Blood (1971)
-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 - Carrie
-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
-x-
10/09: The Most Offbeat Films Ever Made - The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema - Grave Robbers (Ladrones de Tumbas)
-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 II
-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
-x-
10/14: A Journey Into the Guts of Horror - Horror Documentaries / Film Historian Approved - In Search of Darkness
-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
-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
-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 - Planet Terror
-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 - Wildling & Daughters of Darkness
-x-
10/21: Hooded Hoodies Cloaked In Fear - Hooded / Cloaked Figures - The Collector
-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
-x-
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 - Freaky
-x-
10/24: Itinerary of Hostel Intent. Railway of Unnerving Descent. Airport Security of Hellish Torment. - The European Passport to Terror - Triangle
-x-
10/25: One Word. Multiple Ways to Die. - One-Word Titles - Possessor
-x-
10/26: Welcome to Suburbia. The Houses Look the Same. The Portal To Hell Is Waiting. - Suburban Horror - The Gate
-x-
10/27: Cold, Warm, Hot or Chilly...These Deadly Seasons Will Scare You Silly! - The Four Seasons of Death - The Untold Story
-x-
10/28: Once, Twice, Three Times the Lacerations - Horror Anthologies - Body Bags
-x-
10/29: Blood-Stained Black Gloves of Yellow - All the Colors of Giallo - Opera
-x-
10/30: Evil Witches Cast Their Spell, Runaway or Discover the Demon-Infested Layers of Hell! - Devil's Night Debauchery: Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell - Evil Dead II
-x-
10/31: Halloween Evokes the Spirits of the Dead, Tread Lightly or Experience a Decapitated Head! - All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest / Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror - Halloween Kills
























Subset Films: Completed
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)
-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)
-x- 10/23: jacob_b - Freaky (2020)
-x- 10/24: Bladz - Triangle (2009)
-x- 10/25: Numbercrunch - Possessor (2020)
-x- 10/26: T-bone22 - The Gate (1987)
-x- 10/27: Shack - The Untold Story (1993)
-x- 10/28: pacaway - Body Bags (1993)
-x- 10/29: Voorheeshulk - Opera (1987)
-x
- 10/30: Darth Maher - Evil Dead II (1987)
-x- 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***

The 17th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge

Count: 28

Titane / Oct. 1
Venom: Let There Be Carnage / Oct. 1
American Horror Story Death Valley: "Take Me To Your Leader" / Oct. 4
What We Do in the Shadows "The Escape" / Oct. 4 ☼
American Horror Story Death Valley: "Inside" / Oct. 6 ☼
Lamb / Oct. 9 ☼
Muppets Haunted Mansion / 2021 / Oct. 10 ☼
The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XXXII" / Oct. 11 ☼
The Great North: "
The Yawn of the Dead Adventure" / Oct. 11
Bob's Burgers "
The Pumpkinening" / Oct. 11
Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster / Oct. 12 ☼
City of the LIving Dead / 1980 [DP, camera operator comm. track ☼] / Oct. 15
Paranormal Caught on Camera: "Haunted Pinata and more" / Oct. 16
Paranormal Caught on Camera: "Demon Looms Over Baby in Las Vegas" / Oct. 17
Paranormal Caught on Camera: "Montana Nightcrawler and more" / Oct. 18
Paranormal Caught on Camera "Screaming Ghosts, Flying Fairies and more" / Oct. 19
Paranormal Caught on Camera "A Spirit Wanders Through Kentucky and more" / Oct. 19
Paranormal Caught on Camera "West Virginia Slenderman and more" / Oct. 20
Paranormal Caught on Camera: "Witch on a Broomstick Soars Over Chile" / Oct. 20
The Great North: Wanted: Delmer Alive Adventure / Oct. 21
Paranormal Caught on Camera: "Death Valley and more" / Oct. 22
Deep Red / 4K UHD: Dolby Vision / Oct. 23
Demons / 4K UHD: Dolby Vision / Oct. 23
Fear Street
Part One: 1994 / Oct. 24
Night of the Lepus / 1972 / Oct. 26 ☼
What We Do in the Shadows: "The Farewell" / Oct. 26 ☼
Censor / Oct. 26
Underworld / 4K UHD / Oct. 27
Underworld: Evolution / 4K UHD / Oct. 27
The Goldbergs: 'The Hunt for the Great Albino Pumpkin' / Oct. 27 ☼
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans / 4K UHD / Oct. 28
Underworld: Awakening / 4K UHD / Oct. 28
Midnight Mass / (all seven episodes) / Oct. 29
What We Do in the Shadows: "The Portrait" / Oct. 30
Last Night in Soho / Dolby Cinema / Oct. 30
Antlers / Oct. 30
Underworld: Blood Wars / 4K UHD ☼ / Oct. 30
Demons 2 / 1986 / 4K UHD: Dolby Vision ☼ / Oct. 30

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

(First time viewings marked with *)

September 30th:

1) * The Death Of David Cronenberg (2021) D: David Cronenberg (short)

October 1st:
2) Evil Dead 2 (1987) D: Sam Rami

October 2nd
3) Insidious (2011) D: James Wan
4) * Insidious: The Last Key (2018) D: Adam Robitel
5) Army Of Darkness (1992) D: Sam Rami

October 3rd:
6) Silver Bullet (1985) D: Daniel Attias

October 4th
7) * Eyes Without A Face (1960) D: George Franju
8) * The Stepfather (1987) D: Joseph Ruben

October 5th
9) * Dracula (1979) D: John Badham

October 6th
10) * The Last Man On Earth (1964) D: Sidney Salkow
11) Hellraiser (1987) D: Clive Barker

October 7th
12)
* Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012) D: Boris Rodriquez

October 8th
13)
* Raising Cain (1992) D: Brian DePalma
14) The 'Burbs (1989) D: Joe Dante
15) The People Under The Stairs (1991) D: Wes Craven

October 10th
16)
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) D: Bruce Pittman
17) * Suspiria (1977) D: Dario Argento

October 11th
18)
* The Omega Man (1971) D: Boris Sagal
19) Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) D: Joe Dante
20) The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror I - X (1990 - 1999) D: Various

October 12th
21)
* Petey Wheatstraw (1977) D: Cliff Roquemore
22) * It Came From Outer Space (1953) D: Jack Arnold
23) * Inferno (1980) D: Dario Argento

October 13th
24)
* Survival Of The Dead(2010) D: George Romero
25) The Thing (1982) D: John Carpenter
26) Teen Wolf (1985) D: Rod Daniel

October 14th:
27) * Les Diaboliques (1955) D: Henri-George Clouzot

October 15th:
28)
* The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) D: Amy Jones
29) * Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) D: Deborah Brock
30) Big Trouble In Little China (1986) D: John Carpenter

October 16th:
31)
* The Manor (2021) D: Axelle Carolyn
32) * Madres (2021) D: Ryan Zaragoza
33) * One Cut Of The Dead (2017) D: Shin'ichirō Ueda

October 17th:
34) *
The Trip (2021) D: Tommy Wirkola
35) The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XI - XX (2000-2009) D: Various

October 18th:
36)
They Live (1988) D: John Carpenter
37) Videodrome (1983) D: David Cronenberg

October 19th:
38)
* My Bloody Valentine (1981) D: George Mihalka I enjoyed this much more than BLACK CHRISTMAS, another Canadian slasher film of the same era. The mine was an inspired location, and the work equipment and outfits were used well. It amused me to see the actor who played the killer went on to become an animator for THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY. Sad to see the guy who played Hollis (also starred in MEATBALLS) died from brain cancer at only 51.

October 20th:
39)
* Bride Of Chucky (1998) D: Ronny Yu The only other movie I remember seeing Jennifer Tilley in was her Oscar nominated role as Olive in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Watching her in BRIDE OF CHUCKY makes me feel like she should have been in a lot more and a lot better movies. She's a gift.
40) *
Doctor Sleep (2019) D: Mike Flanagan Overall, I thought Stephen King's novel was terrible, so I made zero effort to see the movie until now. I found the movie genuinely horrifying, dramatic, and satisfying. Boy, did they ever fix that dumb book. Although it was hard for me to take many of the call-backs to THE SHINING seriously, they did make me smile, especially the little things like Danny reading an issue of Playgirl (I assume it's even the same issue Jack Nicholson was leafing through).

October 21st:
41)
* Special Effects (1984) D: Larry Cohen This has one of the best movie in-jokes I've seen, where
Spoiler:
Amongst the hundreds of head shots from auditioning actresses is Dorothy Micheal's
















October 22nd:
42)
Night Of The Creeps (1986) D: Fred Dekker
43) Night Of The Living Dead (1968) D: George Romero

October 23rd:
44) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) D: Tobe Hooper

October 24th:
45)
* The Black Cat (1934) D: Edgar G. Ulmer
46) Ed Wood (1994) D: Tim Burton

October 25th:
47)
* Don't Look Now (1973) D: Nicolas Roeg Pretty cool that I can see how influential this movie was on other filmmakers (especially the editing) and still not be taken out of the movie, and be mystified and thrilled as much as I would have been on its original release. Also, afterwards, I realized I'd had the ending spoiled for me years ago, but had forgotten, so even that part remained a mystery to me.
48)
* Strait-Jacket (1964) D: William Castle Watched on TCM, and during the discussion afterwards the hosts were mocking the phoniness of the axe murders, but honestly I found them very effective, and would have thought them pretty violent for the early 60s.

October 26th:
49) *
The Monster (1925) D: Roland West I assumed Lon Chaney was playing multiple roles using heavy make-up, but as the movie went on, I realized no, he was just playing the one role, a mad-scientist, but nothing memorable. I enjoyed the movie, which is a great blend of comedy/horror, just like what I decided ahead of time would be my 50th entry if I got that far:
50) Ghostbusters (1984) D: Ivan Reitman No matter how many times I see it, I love the entire movie. One of my fondest childhood memories is playing in the park in the summer of '84, when my Dad's van pulls up unannounced, and he takes me and my sister to the theatre to see GHOSTBUSTERS. For years afterwards, it's our favourite movie, our favourite game to play is going through the house catching ghosts. I love that it's a movie I enjoy just as much as an adult.

October 27th:
51) *
American Horror Story Season 10: Double Feature (2021) D: Various
52) * Dracula (1931) D: Todd Browning The first half is atmospheric and visual, and then the movie takes a nose dive. For crying out loud, there isn't even a shot of Dracula reacting to being killed.

October 28th:
53) * Spiral: From The Book Of Saw (2021) D: Darren Lynn Bousman As I watched, I just assumed this was a generic cop-thriller script they retrofitted into a SAW movie by adding the traps, so I was surprised to find out after this whole movie was Chris Rock's original idea. And I haven't seen a movie with a worse ending since last night's DRACULA.
54)
* Casper (1995) D: Brad Silberling I wasn't sure what to expect when I tried this out, but enjoyed it enough to finish. Surprised by the quantity and quality of the cast. I never knew there was a movie with Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, and Father Guido Sarducci
55)
The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XXI - XXX (2009-2019) D: Various

October 29th:
56)
Arsenic And Old Lace (1944) D: Frank Capra

October 30th:
57) *
Freaky (2020) D: Christopher Landon
58) Frankenstein (1931) D: James Whale I always marvel at the great use of sound in this movie (the churchbells and dirt in the cemetery, the thunder storm during the creation, the torches and shouts of the mob). Unlike DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN doesn't suffer from the absence of a music score.

October 31st:
59)
Evil Dead 2 (1987) D: Sam Rami



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