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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

October 1
1. The Vatican Tapes
(2015)
2. L'Orgia dei Morti AKA Beyond the Living Dead AKA The Hanging Woman (1973)

October 2
3. Grace
(2014)

October 3
4. And Now the Screaming Starts!
(1973)
5. E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà AKA The Beyond (1981)

October 4
6. The Slayer
(1982)

October 5
7. The Munsters
(2022) Director Rob Zombie went with a very 70's Halloween Special humor an vibe here, not sure it worked.

October 6
8. Dark August
(1976)

October 7
9. Young Hannah, Queen of the Vampires
AKA Crypt of the Living Dead (1973) A very sexy vampire who doesn't do much.

October 8
10. The Exorcist: Believer
(2023) Not as bad as reviews say it is as it offers some fresh takes but just not enough.

October 9
11. WILDCARD 1: The Ninth Configuration
(1980) Not horror, but it's said that author/director William Peter Blatty (author of The Exorcist) considers this the true sequel to The Exorcist as it deals with the mystery of good in opposition to evil.

October 10
12. Werewolf of London
(1935)

October 11
12. Dark Night of the Scarecrow
(1981)

October 12
13. Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2
(2022)

October 13
14. Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält
AKA Mark of the Devil (1970)
15. Friday the 13th (1980)
16. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: Doorway to Hell / The Voodoo Mambo

October 14
17. Friday the 14th
(1981)

October 15
18. R.L. Stine'sThe Haunting Hour, S1
(2010) Really You, parts 1 & 2 / A Creature Was Stirring / The Dead Body
19. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: And Now the News / Tails I Live, Heads You Die This latter episode is one of the best in the series, with a very spooky story and some true drama.

October 16
20. Scream
(1996)
21. Scream 2 (1997)

October 17
22. Scream 3
(2000)

October 18
23. Scream 4
(2011)

October 19
24. Friday the 13th the Series, S2
(1988) Episodes: Symphony in B-Sharp / Master of Disguise

October 20
25. One Dark Night
(1983)

October 21
26. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: Wax Magic / Read My Lips

October 22
27. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: 13 O'Clock / Night Hunger

October 23
28. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: The Sweetest Sting / The Playhouse, this latter episode is one of the best, with some creepy visuals.

October 24
29. From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)

October 25
30. Fun Size (2012)

October 26
31. Le Regine AKA Queens of Evil (1970)

October 27
32. Frankenstein: The True Story
(1973) TV mini-series, part 1
33. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) TV mini-series, part 2

October 28
34. The Nun
(2018)

October 29
35. The Nun 2 (2023)

October 30
36. 30 Monedas (30 Coins), S2 (2023) Episodes: El Pueblo Fantasma / Las Tierras del Sueño

October 31
37. April Fool's Day (2008)
38. Friday the 13th the Series, S2 (1988) Episodes: Eye of Death / Face of Evil

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

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


My goal is 31.
Potential List:
[REC]²
[REC]⁴ Apocalypse
616: Paranormal Incident
1972 Yellow House
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Death of a Vlogger
Hocus Pocus 2
House of Demons
Incantation
Knock Knock 2
Sick
The Ghosts of Monday
The Mitchell Tapes
The Omen
Tourist Trap

Evil
Stranger Things Season 4
What We Do in the Shadows - Season 3


October 1
1. Tourist Trap (1979)*
The only highlight of this movie was the weird ending.
Body Count - 6
2. House of Demons (2018)*
Completely different than I expected. Kind of a sci-fi/horror merge. It kept my interest and I actually liked it.
Body Count - 5

October 2
3. 1972 Yellow House (2013)*
As bad as Skinamarink but even less scary.
Body Count - 2
4. [REC]² (2009)*
Not as good as the first but still creepy.
Body Count - 10
5. Dracula 3000 (2004)*
Words cannot adequately express how awful this was. Sexist, racist, misogynistic and just plain dumb.
Body Count - 6

October 3
6. The Ghosts of Monday (2022)*
Disappointing. The plot could have used some explaining. Could have been way better. Julian Sands
was enjoyable.

Body Count - 15
7. The House in Sherwood (2020)*
Not bad. A bit slow but kept our attention. I liked the premise.
Body Count - 1

October 8
8. The Blackwell Ghost (2017)*
I actually liked this. It was creepy and it was different.
Body Count - 0
9. 616: Paranormal Incident (2013)*
Not the best script but a good storyline.
Body Count - 14

October 9
10. Invitation to Hell (1984)*
Pure 80's cheese. Country Clubs are dangerous and evil.
Body Count - 4
11. Sorority House Massacre II (1990)*
Well this was dumb.
Body Count - 5
12. Knock Knock 2 (2011)*
Creepy, good concept but very slow.
Body Count - 4

October 10
13. Severance (2006)*
Utterly bizarre and loads of fun. We have a theme of animal traps this year.
Body Count - 15

October 11
14. Incantation (2022)*
Lots of hair eating, teeth falling out and gross things.
Body Count - 12
15. Death of a Vlogger (2019)*
I really liked this one though it was odd. Some really scary moments and an interesting message on social media.
Body Count - 1
16. The Zombie Diaries (2006)*
How can you do a zombie film badly? Well start out boring then turn into a torture porn film. Hated it.
Body Count - 15

October 12
17. The Silenced (2015)*
So tragic. Beautifully shot. Girls may be disposable but we'll take you out with us.
Body Count - 16
18. The Initiation (1984)*
Surprisingly good. Very 80's cheesy but an interesting storyline.
Body Count - 9
19. Ghost Story (1974)*
So weird. Today was my day to watch women treated badly get revenge. I'm still not entirely sure what went on here.
Body Count - 5

October 13
20. The Skull (1965)*
This should have been called "Rich people with more money than sense." Christopher Lee was a hottie though.
Body Count - 6
21. 7 Nights Of Darkness (2011)*
A few jump scares but nothing too scary. Quite possibly the most unlikeable group of people ever assembled.
Body Count - 5
22. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)*
If this wasn't a sequel to Blair Witch it might be ok but it pales in comparison to the original.
Body Count - 7

October 15
23. The Vatican Tapes (2015)*
As if I needed more proof that birds were evil. A pretty good found footage/possession movie. The good cast helped. I really like Michael Pena.
Body Count - 8
24. Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)*
Not as good the original but still pretty good. Erik Palladino always plays scumbags.
Body Count - 9
25. Supernatural - Ep 12.9 "First Blood"
26. Supernatural - Ep 12.11 "Regarding Dean"

October 16
27. Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970)*
There was a revolving bed and a lot of nasty people who killed each other.
Body Count - 8
28. The Mitchell Tapes (2017)*
Awful found footage movie. So boring.
Body Count - 8
29. Evil Dead II (1987)*
So not for me. I hated this movie.
Body Count - 5

October 17
30. Playback (2012)*
Let's watch Christian Slater be a perv. Pretty dull though I did like the strong female characters.
Body Count - 9
31. House of Wax (1953)*
What fun! It wasn't scary really but the story kept me completely hooked throughout. Vincent Price is so suave.
Body Count - 3
32. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)*
OK this movie was actually creepy. The wrong person died in the end but I enjoyed the movie. Finally some scares!
Body Count - 3
33. Sick (2022)*
This was fun. A cool twist.
Body Count - 6
34. Play or Die (2019)*
This was so messed up. Lots of movies with weird teeth things this year.
Body Count - 5

October 18
35. Climax (2018)*
If I could give this negative stars for wasting an hour and a half of my life I would. The screaming, the upside down shots, the incessant gossiping. It would a great PSA against drugs though. "Hey kids, don't take LSD or you might become one of these raving French monsters."
Body Count - 4?
36. Shaky Shivers (2022)*
This was really funny. Dumb and fun!
Body Count - 1

October 19
37. Better Watch Out (2016)*
This took so many turns I didn't see coming. Very smart and fun.
Body Count - 3
38. Invisible Ghost (1941)*
Death by coat! Seeing his wife made him into a crazed killer. Sure...
Body Count - 5

October 20
39. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)*
An interesting look at slasher films by the directors and stars who make them.
Body Count - N/A
40. Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (2017)*
We have reached the pinnacle of weirdness, with a chicken who turns people into zombies and throws eggs at people to kill them.
Body Count - 20
41. [REC]⁴ Apocalypse (2014)*
Creepy and good but not nearly as good as the first two.
Body Count - 20
42. The Night Visitor (2015)*
This was a waste of time. Bad acting, bad plot and just useless.
Body Count - 0

October 21
43. The Last Showing (2014)*
Oh this was clever! I really liked this one.
Body Count - 2

October 22
44. Dawn of the Dead (1978)*
Blue zombies really can't be scary but this was fun.
Body Count - 20
45. Children of the Corn (2020)*
These were scarier when they didn't show the monster. They need to stop making these so I can stop having to watch them.
Body Count - 49
46. Under the Shadow (2016)*
Super tense. Very well done.
Body Count - 1

October 23
47. Wither (2013)*
This felt way too long. Kinda boring.
Body Count - 9
48. Nothing But the Night (1973)*
A good storyline and good acting.
Body Count - 19

October 24
49. Suspiria (2018)*
This felt very different than the original. Tilda Swinton was amazing.
Body Count - 15
50. Suspiria (2018)*
I had such hopes for this movie but it was pretty boring and slow.
Body Count - 4
51. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)*
Absolutely ridiculous and fun.
Body Count - 79

October 25
52. Summer of Fear (1978)*
I read this book as a teen. Kinda fun to see it on screen.
Body Count - 3
53. Deadly Blessing (1981)*
Creepy churchgoers? Sounds about right.
Body Count - 7
54. The Exorcist: Believer (2023)*
Some great acting and a good story. Really enjoyed it!
Body Count - 3
55. Dracula (1974)*
The guys in these movies are always so boring that Dracula seems like a catch. Also it's really hard to see Jack Palance as Dracula without picturing him doing pushups on the Oscar stage.
Body Count - 7

October 26
56. Things Heard & Seen (2021)*
The perfect ghost story. An excellent movie that will stick with me.
Body Count - 3
57. Cursed (2005)*
This was fun. I’m not a big creature feature fan but I liked it.
Body Count - 5
58. Blacula (1972)*
This was sad. Also I don’t get the 70s.
Body Count - 21

October 27
59. Hellraiser (1987)*
I thought I had seen this but I hadn't. It was dark and boring.
Body Count - 6
60. Hocus Pocus (1993)*
The best.
Body Count - 5
61. Hocus Pocus 2(2022)
Lots of fun! Not as good as the first but I'm pretty sure that's impossible. I still really loved it.
Body Count - 5
62. Undead (2003)
What a mess of a film. It couldn't decide what it wanted to be and was just a wreck.
Body Count - 12
63. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
A very good anthology of spooky stories. Do not rent a house in the countryside if you want to live, this I have learned from horror films this year.
Body Count - 8

October 28
64. The Omen (1976)*
This is what happens when men think women are too weak to handle bad news. It makes me very glad I don't have children.
Body Count - 6
65. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)*
A bit slow. Good story.
Body Count - 5
66. Lost Souls (2000)*
Not too bad. My expectations were low so it wasn't bad. Interesting plot with some good twists.
Body Count - 7
67. Werewolves Within (2021)*
This was so much fun! Definitely a great example of horror comedy.
Body Count - 9
68. Shock Waves (1977)*
This was pretty creepy.
Body Count - 6

October 29
69. Invaders from Mars (1986)*
Silly. Eh, aliens are not my thing.
Body Count - 8
70. The Burning (1981)*
This was fun! Similar to but better than a lot of the Friday the 13th. You get a chance to know the characters which was nice.
Body Count - 9
71. Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021)*
Not sure I see the connection between this and the other PA but I did like it.
Body Count - 15
72. Popcorn (1991)*
This was so much better than I expected with some nice twists.
Body Count - 5
73. 13 Fanboy (2021)*
I really wanted this to be good. In a nutshell - men in this movie suck but then, so does this movie.
Body Count - 13

October 30
74. One Cut of the Dead Spin-Off: In Hollywood (2019)*
I love these. They are too much fun.
Body Count - 0
75. Terrified (2017)*
Creepy and weird.
Body Count - 6
76. The Blackwell Ghost 2 (2018)*
Not as good as the first one. Also if you think of the ghost of a childkiller as your friend you have issues.
Body Count - 0
77. Pearl (2022)*
These people all need so much therapy.
Body Count - 4
78. Amityville: Dollhouse (1996)*
Not bad. I liked the family story. Though building a house on the spot your childhood burned down and killed your parents doesn’t seem smart.
Body Count - 1
79. No One Will Save You (2023)*
Nerve wracking. I liked it at first then it just seemed to go on and on. Also that ending? Just no.
And why didn’t she just move to another town to begin with? Ugh!

Body Count - 0

October 31
80. The Faith Community (2017)*
Movies like this give found footage a bad name.
Body Count - 4
81. The Dark Tapes (2016)*
This was surprisingly good. Definitely a surprise and definitely worth a watch.
Body Count - 6
82. The Power (2021)*
Very dark and creepy.
Body Count - 3
83. The Nun II (2023)*
I liked this one much better than the first. Scary in parts with a good plot.
Body Count - 3
84. [REC]³ Genesis (2012)*
If I tell you this is one of the most romantic movies I have ever seen it tells you a lot about me. I loved it. Some humor, smarts and just a smart way to connect the movies.
Body Count - 122
85. Mr. Boogedy (1986)*
Rewatching a childhood movie I loved as a nice way to end this years challenge.
Body Count - 0

83 Movies Watched
2 TV Programs Watched



Horror Challenges Past:
2022 75
2021 67
2020 50
2019 19
2018 18
2017 40
2016 35
2015 46
2014 35
2013 44

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Hyper's 16th OHMC
HyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Horror widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com They Shoot Zombies Don't They widget
Beginning of challenge Horror (26/50), They Shoot Zombies Don't They (221/1000)


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 // 2021: 58
2022: 80


Potential List:
My Hooptober List (38/38)
Horrorx52 (42/51, left before this month)


List and checklist complete!


Checklist: Complete!
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors: (10/10)
-X- Paul Bartel - Chopping Mall (1986)
-X- Barbara Crampton - Chopping Mall (1986)
-X- Peter Cushing - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- Christopher Lee - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- Bela Lugosi - Dracula (1931)
-X- Stephen McHattie - Pontypool (2008)
-X- Vincent Price - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- Diana Prince - Scare Package II: Rad Chad's Revenge (2022)
-X- Mindy Robinson - Burying the Ex (2014)
-X- Recently Deceased (Leslie Jordan) - Jason Goes to Hell (1993)

Select 5 directors: (5/5)
-X- Lamberto Bava - Demons 2 (1986)
-X- William Castle - 13 Ghosts (1960)
-X- Dan Curtis - House of Dark Shadows (1970)
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 - Cocaine Bear (2023)
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Horror Director Icon (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Random) - Cursed (2005)

Select 2 film composers: (2/2)
-X- Chuck Cirino - Chopping Mall (1986)
-X- Paul Sawtell - Return of The Fly (1959)

Select 2 makeup effects artists: (2/2)
-X- Howard Berger - Cursed (2005)
-X- Kazu Hiro - Cursed (2005)

Select 2 producers: (2/2)
-X- Sean S. Cunningham - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- Michael Paszt - Stake Land II (2016)

Select 2 writers: (2/2)
-X- David Schmoeller - Puppet Master (1989)
-X- Stephen King - The Boogeyman (2023)

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: (30/30)
-X- *3-D Film - Dracula 3D (2012)
-X- Anthology Film - Books of Blood (2020)
-X- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films - The Omen (1976)
-X- Based on a Novel - Dracula (1931)
-X- Euro Horror - The Day of the Beast (1995)
-X- Featured In: In Search of Darkness Trilogy - Dracula (1931)
-X- Film From Shudder / AMC+ Fearfest - Slash/Back (2022)
-X- Firearms - Halloween (2007)
-X- From a Basil Gogos Painting - Dracula (1931)
-X- Found Footage - Incantation (2022)
-X- Giallo - A Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- In Media Res, 2 - Escape Room (2019)
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Halloween (2007)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - M3GAN (2022)
-X- LGBT - The Craft: Legacy (2020)
-X- Mad Scientist - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- Name In Title - M3GAN (2022)
-X- Ouija Board - The Craft: Legacy (2020)
-X- Quarantine - Sick (2022)
-X- Shot in Los Angeles - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Halloween (2007)
-X- Slow Motion - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- Three Installments in a Franchise - Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th pt. 2, Friday the 13th pt. 3
-X- Title Spoken By Character, 2 - So Vam (2021)
-X- Vampire - Dracula (1931)
-X- Voice-Over Narration - Cronos (1992)
-X- Voyeurism - A Bay of Blood (1971)
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Omen (1976)
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- Zombie - Pontypool (2008)

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff": (1/1)
-X- 1973 (50th) - Don't Look Now (1973)

Select 2 from the following anniversaries: (2/2)
-X- 20th Belated Anniversary of Umbrella Entertainment - Stake Land (2010)
-X- 70th Anniversary of 3-D Film - Dracula 3D (2012)

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes, 2 (3/3)
-X- It was a dark and stormy night... - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
-X- The staircase tumble, 2 - The Omen (1976)
-X- When the lights go out, 2, 3 - Friday the 13th (1980)

Select 4 ratings: (4/4)
-X- PG - Friday the 13th (1980)
-X- PG-13 - Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
-X- R - Scream 6 (2023)
-X- Unrated - M3GAN (2022)

Select 6 decades of film history: (6/6)
-X- 1930 - Dracula (1931)
-X- 1970 - Scream and Scream Again (1970)
-X- 1990 - Cronos (1992)
-X- 2000 - Halloween (2007)
-X- 2010 - Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
-X- 2020 - Scream 6 (2023)

Watch 1 film with a recently deceased personality: (1/1)
-X- Recently deceased list - Jason Goes to Hell (1993)

Watch a film shot on 1 of the following: (1/1)
-X- 16mm - Halloween II (2009)

Watch 1 title from the OHMC "Favorites" list: (1/1)
-X- Jack Frost (1997)

Watch a movie and its remake or two adaptations of the same source material back to back on the same day (2/2)
-X- Original - Dracula (1958)
-X- Remake - Dracula 3D (2012)

Watch 1 unseen entry from a horror franchise: (1/1)
-X- Scream IV (2023).

Watch 1 film from any Amityville, 2 or Bad Shark, 2 movie: (1/1)
-X- The Amityville Horror (2005).

Watch films in at least three formats: (3/3)
-X- First format, streaming, Scream 6 (2023).
-X- Second form, blu-ray, The Omen (1976).
-X- Third format, tv, House of Dark Shadows (1970).

Watch films in at least three languages: (3/3)
-X- First language, Spanish, The Day of the Beast (1995).
-X- Second language, Chinese, Incantation (2022).
-X- Third language, Korean, The Silenced (2015).

Watch 2 films with similar plots:(2/2)
-X- Film #1 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
-X- Film #2 - The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that: (3/3)
-X- Features water turning to blood - Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
-X- Was made in the 2010s - Villains (2019)
-X- Has a scene in an elevator - Cursed (2005)

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:
-X- Read a Horror Novel or Novella: Butcher and Blackbird OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Comic Book or Graphic Novel (insert title). OPTIONAL
--- Read a Horror Magazine (insert title). OPTIONAL









September 30th dusk
1. Scream VI (2023)*

October 1st
2. M3GAN (2022)*
3. Dracula (1931)*
4. Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

October 2nd
5. Halloween (2007)*
6. So Vam (2021)*

October 3rd
7. Scream and Scream Again (1970)*

October 4th
8. Halloween II (2009)*
9. The Omen (1976)*

October 5th
10. The Craft: Legacy (2020)*
11. Pontypool (2008)*

October 6th
12. Sick (2022)*
13. Totally Killer (2023)*

October 7th
14. Escape Room (2019)*
15. Books of Blood (2020)*

October 8th
16. Slash/Back (2022)*
17. The Day of the Beast (1995)*

October 9th
18. Final Destination 5 (2011)*

October 10th
19. Cronos (1992)*
20. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

October 11th
21. Incantation (2022)*
22. Stake Land (2010)*
23. A Bay of Blood (1971)*

October 12th
24. The Silenced (2015)*
25. Resolution (2012)*
26. Villains (2019)*

October 13th
27. Friday the 13th (1980)
28. Dracula 3D (2012)*
29. Dracula (1958)*
30. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

October 14th
31. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)*
32. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)*
33. Other Side of the Box (2018)* // wild card #1
34. Hysteric (2022)* // wild card #2
35. The Hug (2018)* // wild card #3
36. House of Dark Shadows (1970)*
37. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)*
38. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)*
39. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)*

October 15th
40. The Amityville Horror (2005)
41. Cursed (2005)*
42. The Conjuring (2013)

October 16th
43. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)*
44. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)*
45. Annabelle (2014)

October 17th
46. Jason X (2001)*
47. Annabelle: Creation (2017)

October 18th
48. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)*
49. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

October 19th
50. Crawl (2019)*
51. Ghostwatch (1992)*

October 20th
52. Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (2017)*
53. Cocaine Bear (2023)*
54. Spring (2014)*

October 21st
55. Paranormal Activity (2009)
56. The Wolf Man (1941)*

October 22nd
57. Jack Frost (1997)*
58. The Endless (2017)

October 23rd
59. Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022)*
60. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

October 24th
61. Don’t Look Now (1973)*

October 25th
62. Last Shift (2014)*
63. Shaky Shivers (2022)*
64. The Nun (2018)

October 26th
65. Synchronic (2019)*
66. Return of the Fly (1959)*

October 27th
67. 13 Ghosts (1960)*
68. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

October 28th
69. The Boogeyman (2023)*
70. The Mummy (1959)*
71. Something in the Dirt (2022)*
72. The Funhouse (1981)*

October 29th
73. Chopping Mall (1986)*
74. Burying the Ex (2014)*
75. Five Night at Freddy's (2023)*

October 30th
76. One Cut of the Dead Spin-Off: In Hollywood (2019)*
77. Nightbooks (2021)*

October 31st
78. Demons 2 (1986)*
79. Stake Land II (2016)*
80. The Nun II (2023)*
81. Talk to Me (2022)*
82. Puppet Master (1989)*

November 1st pre dawn
83. Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge (2022)*

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Oct. 1st
1. Ravenous (1999)
2. Def by Temptation (1990)*

Oct. 2nd
3. The Exorcist III (1990)*
4. Frankenhooker (1990)
5. Body Parts (1991)*
6. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)*

Oct. 3rd
7. Suspiria (1977)

Oct. 4th
8. Suspiria (2018)

Oct.5th
9. Tenebre (1982)
10. Deep Red (1975)

Oct. 13th
11. Friday the 13th (1980)*
12. Friday the 13th: Part Two (1981)*
13. Friday the 13th: Part Three (1982)*
14. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)*
15. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)*

Oct. 14th
16. Friday the 13th, Pt. VI: Jason Lives (1986)*
17. Friday the 13th: The New Blood (1988)*
18. Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)*
19. Jason Goes to Hell (1993)*
20. Jason X (2001)*
21. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)*

Oct. 18th
22. Blood for Dracula (1974)
23. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
24. Angel Heart (1987)*

Oct. 19th
25. Amityville Horror: The Evil Escapes (1989)*
26. Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992)*

Oct. 20th
27. Amityville: A New Generation (1993)*
28. Amityville: Dollhouse (1996)*

Oct. 21st
29. Night Killer (1990)
30. Faceless (1998)*
31. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1973)
32. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Oct. 22nd
33. Gorgo (1961)

Oct. 25th
34. Lips of Blood (1975)
35. Fascination (1979)
36. Lust for a Vampire (1971)*

Oct. 28th
37. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)*
38. Massacre at Central High (1976)*
39. The Iron Rose (1973)

Oct. 31st
40. Halloween (1978)

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***



🎃 MY 7TH ANNUAL OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE 🎃

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  • Personal Goal: 31 films in 31 days
  • Ratings: ★★★★★
  • So Bad It's Good:
  • First time viewing: 👁
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SEPTEMBER 30
Indie / Arthouse Crossover
......01. Ghosts of Mars (2001)..★★½ 👁

OCTOBER 01
Jawsploitation V: Cruel Jaws Returns
......02. Sharknado (2013)..★★★★★
......03. Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)..★★★★ 👁

BONUS:
......04. Doctor X (1932, Two-strip Technicolor)..★★★★ 👁
......05. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)..★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 02
Breaking the Fourth Wall / Meta-Horror-Cinema
......06. Doom (2001)..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 03
Teen Screams!
......07. Becky (2020)..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 04
The Horror Show Guide: The Ultimate Frightfest of Movies
......08. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)..★½

OCTOBER 05
Night of the Defunct Studios
......09. Hospital Massacre (1981)..★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 06
Horror Anthologies
......10. The Mortuary Collection (2019)..★★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 07
The OHMC Guide to Location-Based Horrors
......11. Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973)..★★★★½

OCTOBER 08
Danza Macabra: An Exploration of Gothic Horror Cinema
......12. The House That Screamed (Spain, 1969) aka La residencia..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 09
All the Colors of Giallo
......13. The Bloodstained Shadow (Italy, 1978) aka Solamente nero..★★ 👁

OCTOBER 10
What's Your Name?
......14. The Corruption of Chris Miller (Spain, 1973) aka La corrupción de Chris Miller..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 11
The Category of Nasty: An Exploration of Banned & Extreme Cinema

......15. The Toolbox Murders (1978)..★★★★
......16. Calamity of Snakes (Taiwan/Hong Kong, 1982) aka Ren she da zhan..★★ 👁

BONUS:
......17. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933, Two-strip Technicolor)..★★½ 👁

OCTOBER 12
The FrightFest Guide: Volume 2
Vampire Movies / Grindhouse Movies / Werewolf Movies

...... VAMPIRE MOVIES:
......18. Fascination (France, 1955)..★★★★ 👁

......GRINDHOUSE MOVIES:
......19. Dementia (1955) aka Daughter of Horror..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 13
Unlucky Charms - A Celebration of Friday the 13th
Black Cats / Broken Mirrors / Ladders / F13 Films

BLACK CATS:
......20. Uninvited (1987)..★★★★½ 👁

F13 FILMS:

......21. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)..★½

OCTOBER 14
R.I.P. TCM Underground (2006 - 2023)
......22. The Unknown (1927)..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 15
Don't Go to Sleep on a Sleepless Night!
......23. Clarita (Philippines, 2019)..★★ 👁

OCTOBER 16
Chronological Horror Years Faceoff XI
1923 (Platinum) Vs.1948 (Diamond) Vs.
1973 (Gold) Vs. 1998 (Silver)

1973 (GOLD):
......24. Torso (Italy, 1973) aka I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale..★★★★
......25. The Legend of Hell House (1973)..★★★★½

OCTOBER 17

Slashers / Serial Killers
......26. Unhinged (1982)..★★★½ 👁

OCTOBER 18
Horror Movies Inspired By True Events
......27. The Golden Glove (Germany/France, 2019) aka Der goldene Handschuh..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 19
Supernatural / Quiet/Soft / Seances
......28. The Midnight Hour (1985) [TV Movie]..★½ 👁

OCTOBER 20
The Joe Bob Briggs Helloween Special
......29. Demons 2 (Italy, 1985) .★★★★½
......30. All Hallows' Eve (2013)..★★★★

BONUS:
......31. Carnival of Souls (1962)..★★★★

OCTOBER 21
1980's Video Companies Spotlight
Vidmark Entertainment + Video Stores
......32. Lost Boys (1987)..★★

BONUS:
......33. Totally Killer (2023)..★★★★½ 👁
......34. Ghosts of Hanley House (1968)..★★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 22
Wrong Side of the Art:
Celebrating Horror Artists, Illustrators & Poster Art
......35. Salamamgkero (Philippines, 1986) aka Magic of the Universe..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 23
Zombies
......36. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (Japan, 2000)..★★★★ 👁

BONUS:
......37. Hard Rock Nightmare (1988)..★★★★½ 👁
......38. Hack-O-Lantern (1988)..★★★★½

OCTOBER 24
The OHMC Passport to Terror - Global Edition
Randomized: Great Britain
......39. Tales from the Crypt (UK, 1972)..★★½ 👁

OCTOBER 25
100 Years of Warner Bros. Horror
......40. The Leopard Man (1943)..★★★★

OCTOBER 26
Goodbye Banana Man, Farewell Scorpion, Adios Cannibal Man & Adieu Mr. B.I.G.
Bill & Walt / Ruggero Deodato / Bert I. Gordon's Centennial
......41. Cut-Throats Nine (Spain, 1972) aka Condenados a vivir; Bronson's Revenge..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 27
Random Maniacal Mashup of Insane Indecisiveness: The Fourth Kind
Vanity Projects / Eat the Rich / Killer Inanimate Objects / Based on Children's Books
VANITY PROJECTS:
......42. The Aftermath (1982)..
......43. The Vineyard (1989)..★★★★ 👁

BONUS:
.....44. The Nun II (2023)..★½ 👁

OCTOBER 28
Werewolves / Were-Creatures on a Full Moon
......45. Hideous! (1997)..★★½ 👁

OCTOBER 29
Parasite Infestation
......46. The Deadly Spawn (1983)..★★★★ 👁 ☠

OCTOBER 30
Devil's Night Debauchery
Demonic Possession / Satanic / Witchcraft / Hell
......47. This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967)..★★★★ 👁

OCTOBER 31
All Hallows Eve Horrifically Hideous Hellfest
Samhain: An Evening of Celtic Horror
......48. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)..★★★★
......49. Hack-O-Lantern (1988)..★★★★
......50. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)..★★★★

NOVEMBER 01
Horror Comedies Crossover
......51. Survive Style 5+ (Japan, 2004)..★★★


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Brainee's 2023 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
2021: 110
2022: 56

Goal: 50
Total: 60
First Time Views: 46

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

My Viewing List:
September 30th (Dusk)
1. The Last Voyage of the Demeter (2023): It looks good and everyone does a good job. I think the problem I had is since I knew exactly where the story was going, it make it hard to stay interested. ***

2. Talk to Me (2022): Another A24 winner ... and how it's young characters deal with the discovery of a genuine supernatural event is pretty much how I think it would play out in real life. ****

3. No One Will Save You (2023): The set-up isn't particularly new (a mostly dialog-free alien home invasion reminiscent of the classic Twilight Zone "The Invaders"). But I liked the sneaky emotional weight of the main character's back story, and how it ultimately tied in with the alien invasion. ***1/2

October 1st
4. A Wounded Fawn (2022): I've seen a bunch of "faux 70's" horror recently, and this pretty blatantly telegraphs where it's going in the opening scene. Still, it's an interesting weird (especially in the second half) ride ... and we just don't have enough horror movies based off Greek mythology, do we? ***1/2

October 2nd
5. Meg 2: The Trench (2023): Dumb as hell, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I enjoyed it. God bless Jason Statham ... as long as there are people older than me doing roles like that, it makes me feel better about my life Although I have a feeling that there was no age where I could swim without a suit 25,000 feet under the water or battle a meg in hand-to-hand combat. ***

October 4th
6. Martin (1977): I've seen this before, but it's been a while. From reading other comments, I think it helped that I knew what I was getting with this movie. I love the grimy 70s aesthetic and the original take on the vampire story. True, the pacing feel a bit off ... at times going really slow, only to rush at others (especially the ending). ****

October 5th
7. Don't Breathe 2 (2021): Props for changing up the story by making the villain of the 1st movie into the hero of this one, and also making it more of a revenge/rescue thriller than a horror movie. Although it didn't really grab my interest until the last 20 minutes (where the blind man brings justice to some bad guys). **1/2

8. The Blackening (2022): A cute movie with some funny bits even though, as a middle-aged white guy, I'm probably not the target audience. I was glad to see it took the horror somewhat seriously at times, instead of being a complete goof like Scary Movie. ***1/2

9. Scream VI (2023): They keep bringing in enough fresh characters and interesting situations for these movies to still entertain me. Even though the twisted rationales of the new Ghost Faces keep getting more and more ridiculous. And the plot armor wielded by characters to survive what seem to be lethal stabbings is something to behold. ***1/2

October 6th
10. Haunted Mansion (2023): I liked little nods to the ride, and other Disney Easter eggs. But mostly this fell flat for me. Sure there were lots of things going on, full of load noises and CGI, but I never felt liked I cared about anything going on. **1/2

11. Beau is Afraid (2023): Certainly a movie to polarize viewers. While it's not something I could say I enjoyed, I got wrapped up in the weirdness for the full 3 hours. Reminds me of Eraserhead, in that it truly embodies a nightmare on film. ****1/2

October 7th
12. The Asphyx (1972): I have fond memories of "discovering" this movie when I was a kid. It must have been in the late 70s, when horror movies would show Saturday afternoons and late night. No internet, no onscreen guide. I had to go by TV Guide or the local newspapers tv section. I remember seeing for The Asphyx a really vague description ... something like "A photographer tries to get evidence of the spirit of death". The opening credits music wasn't encouraging. But even though it didn't have them, it had the feel of classic movies I loved with stars like Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Vincent Price. And by the time we got to the creepy screaming death puppets I was hooked!

I still enjoyed it, though there are holes to poke in the plot if you look hard enough. I love the EC comics-style twist at the end. So is he just destined to be living in a corpse-like body for all eternity (or until whenever that old vault is destroyed or has the water cut off)? *shudder* ****

13. Mill of the Stone Women (1960): A dash of House of Wax mixed with Eyes Without a Face, and a really early entry in the Italian gothic horror sub genre ... and windmills! Despite the familiar elements, it comes together and works building up a good creepy atmosphere. I wish I didn't watch the dubbed version though. Often it doesn't matter with Italian horror (everything is dubbed anyway, and often actors are speaking different languages on the set so there really isn't a true "native" language). But in this case, the dub job was really bad. ***1/2

14. Final Destination (2000): I haven't seen this since it was relatively new. Crazy to think that this is considered an "old" movie by kids now It holds up well. The tension in the opening disaster and each death is palpable. The biggest negative is how annoying many of the teen characters are (while being played by people who don't look anything like a high schooler). ***1/2

15. Final Destination 2 (2003): Probably the best in the series. The story is tighter, has a broader cast of characters, the deaths are crazier. And I know I won't ever drive behind trucks with open cargo ever (especially logs and pipes). ****

October 8th
16. Totally Killer (2023): Back to the Future but as a slasher is such a great concept that it's amazing no one thought of it before. This also brings to mind movies like Happy Death Day and The Final Girls (and unlike those movies, this has R-rated content). And for the most part it was fun, although the joke of the time traveling daughter nagging everyone in the 80s about political correctness got old fast. ***

October 9th
17. El Conde (2023): I'm sure this would have meant more to me if I was familiar with Chilean history (though I had heard of Pinochet). It's a cool idea to rewrite history having a famous dictator be a vampire (along with another famous world leader who I won't spoil). The movie has some cool moments ... starts and ends strong, but really sags in a talky middle. ***

18. Libido (1965): I thought I saw this before, but absolutely nothing seemed familiar while watching. I like the atmosphere and B&W cinematography. It took a while getting there, but it made an impression by the end (though even in 1965 this kind of story had been done by things like Diabolique and Pit and the Pendulum). Kind of a bridge movie between Italian gothic horror and proto-giallo. ***

19. ☼ What We Do In The Shadows (2023): Season 5, episodes 1-4

October 10th
20. The Breach (2022): I see this was based on a Nick Cutter book, and I have to think the book developed things much better. There are cool moments and intriguing ideas but it doesn't seem to ever come together (and the movie feels like an editing hack job where all the parts explaining what's going on are left out). The acting is noticeably weak as well, though it's fun to see Rush's Alex Lifeson in a cameo. **1/2

October 11th
21. The Amazing Mr. X (1948): This was a fun little film noir (with just a tiny dash of horror). Despite being clearly shady, Mr. X is so charming and good at what he does that you can't help but root for him a little bit. ***1/2

22. Torso (1973): Sergio Martino had a nice string of gialli there in the 70s, didn't he (despite being nowhere near the name of guys like Argento or Bava). The plot is silly, the characters are stupid, and some scenes are outright laughable (like the inevitable killer childhood flashback, and the big "good guy, bad guy" fight at the end). But there's so much sleaze and death that I'd be lying if I didn't say I was entertained. ***

October 12th
23. Dementia (1955): A bold film making attempt in the 1950s to be sure, and the super short running time made sure it didn't outstay its welcome. I think the non-narrated version might have been the better one to see, since hearing Ed McMahon took me out of things (and made the whole thing seem a lot sillier). **1/2

24. The Wrath of Becky (2023): There's not much to say ... it's Becky bloodily killing a bunch of nazis. Another crisp running time, and this takes itself a lot less seriously than the first movie. What's next? The Curse of Becky? Becky's Revenge? The Return of Becky? The Horror of Becky? Becky vs Chucky? ***

October 13th
25. Freddy vs. Jason (2003): It's an improvement over Jason Goes to Hell and Freddy's Dead. And it's nice that gore could be shown in horror again by this time (although CGI gore sucks). Though I still don't think this is particularly good, but there's a lot happening and I appreciate they didn't cheat the audience by having a lot of Freddy vs. Jason fighting. ***

26. The Lost Boys (1987): It wasn't intended at the time, but now this is such a wonderful period piece for the 80s. Despite some bombs (like tanking the Batman franchise) Joel Schumacher can make a really good looking movie. On the negative side, I didn't like the comic relief by the Coreys (especially Feldman, who seems like he's in the wrong movie). ****

27. Huesera: The Bone Woman (2022): A low key psychological drama with horror movie dressing isn't going to appeal to everyone (especially for those looking for more of a ghost story). While the theme of partum and post-partum depression isn't one I can personally relate to much, I found it engaging (and anyone with a phobia about breaking bones should stay far away). ***1/2

October 14th
28. Perpetrator (2023): The movie had good ideas and moments, and it's nice to see Alicia Silverstone, but it just seemed incomplete. I even thought maybe I dozed off and missed something but no. On Rotten Tomatoes, this is another movie with a high critic score (81%) and low audience score (30%). Invariably those are movies I don't enjoy. **1/2

29. Influencer (2022): I liked the idea (a serial killer targeting influencers posting in Thailand) and everyone was good in the movie. It hurt that I just really don't like the whole idea of influencers. Especially those shown in the movie ... shallow, pompous, young, pretty people rolling in money. The killer needed more development (since I can kind of see where she's coming from. ***

October 18th
30. ☼ The Fall of the House of Usher (2023): Episodes 1 and 2

October 19th
31. There's Something Wrong With The Children (2023): If it wasn't for me watching this for the challenge, I'd have bailed after about 20 minutes. Hard to put a finger on it, but the way this was made annoyed me. Really hackneyed production all-around, and after 90 minutes the damn thing doesn't even have an ending. *1/2

32. Nanny (2022): It's a movie that takes its time and the horror elements are very understated. But I thought it was effective and Anna Diop was captivating. ***1/2

33. Magic (1978): What talent in this movie! Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith on screen. Richard Attenborough, William Goldman, and Jerry Goldsmith on the other side of the camera. The slower 70s pace might be a turn-off to modern audiences, but Hopkins (as both Corky and Fats!) kept it engaging throughout. ****

October 20th
34. Attachment (2022): Weird flow of the movie, going from lesbian rom/com, to a straight family drama, to possession horror. Which alone made it something different, even if the horror aspects weren't anything terribly original. ***1/2

35. Brooklyn 45 (2023): Intentionally stagy, and the production didn't convince me about the period (1945) this was supposed to be taking place. Still, the cast and script kept things moving along. ***

36. V/H/S/85 (2023): A passable entry in the series, although it was lacking a knockout segment (for me, at least). ***

October 21st
37. ☼ The Fall of the House of Usher (2023): Episode 3 and 4

38. Birth/Rebirth (2023): I know how this will be too slow for many. But I thought it was cool how this was like an origin story of the villains from one of those Eyes Without a Face type movies. ***1/2

October 23rd
39. ☼ What We Do In The Shadows (2023): Season 5, episodes 5-8.

October 25th
40-42. ☼ The Fall of the House of Usher (2023): Episodes 5-8.

October 26th
43.Saw X (2023): I think I stopped watching Saw movies after the 3rd one. But positive reviews and a wrinkle in the premise (with this one placing John Kramer clearly as the protagonist) brought me back for this one. So some of the "call backs" were lost on me. But I appreciated the simplicity of making this a direct sequel to the original (even if it's distracting that John Kramer and Amanda are clearly 20 years older than they should be). A bit overlong, but overall I enjoyed it. ***

October 27th
44.No One Gets Out Alive (2021): Forget about horror movies that take you to hell ... one set in run-down Cleveland in the winter looks worse. I wonder if the novel this is based on fills in more about the cosmic/folk horror lore than the movie. Still, I appreciate the tight running time and atmosphere and it gave me enough (and I liked seeing something about a "god" from Mexican mythology). ***1/2

45.The Old Ways (2020): Another horror movie with glowing (over 90% positive) Rotten Tomato score that didn't do it for me. Like the last movie, I did like how it used Mexican mythology to put a fresh spin on an old horror trope (in this case, demonic possession and exorcism). It just felt tedious at times, which movies with a small cast and set in mostly a single room tend to do for me. **1/2

46.The Conference (2023): Plot-wise this slasher doesn't do anything new. But putting it against droll Swedish humor adds an element of fun. ***

October 28th
47. The Mummy (1932): Universal horror really loved them some Swan Lake at this time, didn't they? I always found it interesting how people misremember this movie, thinking it's Karloff in the iconic mummy makeup strangling people (when Karloff moves in the makeup for literally just seconds). Although the more subtle makeup with Karloff in "human" form is also impressive, looking kind of desiccated and particularly eerie with his eyes lit. Which is reminiscent of Lugosi from Dracula ... in fact, a lot of this story seems like an Egyptian "reskin" of that movie. ****

48. In The Mouth of Madness (1994): He had a great run, but this was probably the last really good John Carpenter made. It got muddled, but there was certainly a lot of weirdness going on to keep things interesting. ***1/2

49.Unwelcome (2022): It's a lot like Straw Dogs ... with goblins! Takes it time getting to the goblin action, but when they show up they look really good. ***1/2

50.The Eternal Daughter (2022): This is absolutely not for everyone, especially those looking for any kind of horror/ghost story. The twist is pretty easy to guess. But the movie worked for me ... I find Tilda Swinton fascinating to watch, and the atmosphere is great (not sure how this hotel stays in business without anyone staying there though). Maybe I could just really relate to the situation the main character was in. ****

51. Warlock (1989): Cheesy fun that I haven't seen since catching it (without any fanfare) on cable in the 90s. Though Julian Sands' passing adds a touch of sadness that wasn't there before ... he's still fantastic as the warlock. ***1/2

October 29th
52. The Mummy's Hand (1940): It's funny how when people think about old mummy movies, it's not the Karloff one that comes to mind ... it's this one (and it's sequels). The silent killer mummy shambling after its victims to strangle. Comic relief in these old horror movies grates on me, and Foran and Ford are clearly doing a poor man's Abbott and Costello. Still, with a really short running time this just zips along. ***

53.Five Nights at Freddy's (2023): I haven't played the games, though I have seen the similar-sounding Willy's Wonderland. This goes in a different different direction than that movie. While Willy's was an outright comedy, Freddy's is surprisingly serious. There was some pretty good character development, although I would've liked more animatronic animal mayhem. ***

October 30th
54. The Fly (1986): The performance of Jeff Goldblum's career, and should've at least gotten an Oscar nomination if Academy voters weren't biased against horror movies. *****

55. The Omen (1976): The deaths of those marked by Damien's "curse" remind me of Final Destination (and David Warner's decapitation was a real shocker at the time). It was frustrating to watch Gregory Peck's character at the end, because if he just kept his cool he could've killed Damien. Instead he needlessly drives like a maniac pulling out of his own house, gets the cops following him, and subsequently gets shot. ****

Halloween
57.5 ☼ Yellowjackets (2023): Season 2, Episode 6-9.

58. ☼ What We Do In The Shadows (2023): Season 5, episodes 9-10.

59.When Evil Lurks (2023): Disorienting at first, since we're thrown right into the middle of situation without any set-up or explanation. But ended up being a powerful and original take on demonic possession. ****

60. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932): I find Pre-Code Hollywood movies fascinating, especially for how brief the period was. Tame by today's standards, but more mature and graphic than anything until the 1960s (at least for major studio Hollywood productions). And many of them had the tv versions censored to fit the code, so it wasn't until DVD releases for some that the original versions were readily available. In this movie for example, the scene with the mad scientist Lugosi torturing and murdering a prostitute tied to a cross got hacked (in addition to scene with dancing girls in bikinis). I thought it was interesting how they used a chimpanzee instead of a gorilla (which seemed to be the ape of choice for all other ape-horror of the time). And I liked they went through the effort of using a real chimpanzee instead of a phony-looking "guy in ape costume" for many shots. There were a number of nice shots and scenes. Although there was also a surprising amount of filler (for a movie only 60 minutes long). ***

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Goal 31 in October
1) Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) DVD 20th Century Fox - 10/01/23 # Fun mashup but CGI was like Fast Furious. 8/10
2) Bug (2006) DVD Lionsgate - 10/01/23 # Disturbing Ending Made it a good movie 8/10
3) Bruce Campbell Vs. Army of Darkness The Director' Cut (2001) DVD Anchor Bay - 10/01/23 # Bootleg Version Looks Dark Grainy 7/10
4) The Bye Bye Man (2017) DVD Universal - 10/02/23 # The BB Man just points at people and they go crazy 6/10
5) American Psycho (2000) DVD Lionsgate - 10/03/23 Was it all in his mind? 8/10
6) Captivity (2007) DVD Lionsgate - 10/04/23 # Literally the The Girl Next Door becomes captive 7/10.
7) The Conjuring (2013) DVD Warner Bros - 10/05/23 Great all around 10/10
8) Carnivore (2000) DVD Key - 10/06/23 # Super Lo-Fi took 11 years to film and release 4/10
9) D-Railed (2018) DVD Uncork'd - 10/07/23 # The creature looks pretty cool 4/10
10) Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) DVD Warner Bros - 10/07/23 # Well crafted movie great scenery 10/10
11) Darkness (2002) DVD Dimension - 10/07/23 # Filmed in Spain, but feels like typical US movie 5/10
12) The Hitcher (2007) DVD Universal - 10/08/23 # Frame Up Horror, kind of a unique genre 7/10
13) Drag Me to Hell (2009) DVD Universal - 10/12/23 Sam's post Spiderman Horror 8/10
14) Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) DVD Tri Star 10/14/23 # A Romantic Drama with Creature thrown into the mix 5/10
15) Insidious (2010) Blu-Ray Sony - 10/15/23 Another great James Wan movie 10/10
16) House of Wax (2005) DVD Warner Bros 10/16/23 # Dumb but fun 6/10
17) The Grudge (2004) DVD Columbia 10/17/23 Japanese Horror explodes into the mainstream 7/10
18) The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) DVD Lionsgate 10/19/23 # Funeral Home Spirits and such 6/10
19) Stonehearst Asylum (2014) Blu-Ray Millennium 10/20/23 # More of a Gothic film than horror 6/10
20) World War Z (2013) Blu-Ray Paramount 10/21/23 Zombies on fast forward 9/10
21) The Strangers (2008) DVD Universal 10/21/23 # A story line would have been nice 5/10
22) Red Riding Hood (2011) DVD Warner Bros 10/22/23 # Werewolf whodunit 6/10
23) Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13th (2000) DVD Trimark 10/23/23 # Silly fun 8/10
24) White Noise (2005) DVD Universal 10/24/23 # Ghosts captured on VHS and Cassettes 6/10
25) Let The Right One In (2008) DVD Magnet 10/26/23 # Vampire in Sweden 8/10
26) The Rite (2011) DVD New Line Cinema 10/27/23 # Exorcisms in Rome 8/10
27) Night Watch (2004) DVD 20th Century 10/28/23 # Dark Vs Light in Moscow 6/10
28) The Reaping (2007) DVD Warner Bros 10/29/23 # Apocalyptic Plagues in a small Louisiana Swamp Town 7/10
29) The Ruins (2008) DVD DreamWorks 10/30/23 # Haunted Vines 6/10
30) Get Out (2017) Netflix 10/31/23 # Hypnosis Horror 7/10
31) Light Out (2016) Netflix 10/31/23


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Underline Red indicates seen theatrically

October 1st:
01) Cosmic Monsters (1958) D: Gilbert Gunn - Felt like a strange mix of Plan 9 From Outer Space and Night of the Lepus, as giant insects rampage the British country-side. There is an incredibly gruesome moment where one of the bugs eats the face of a dead man. The graphic visual of the skin being torn away and revealing the bloody skull underneath seemed unique for a 50s film. (1 out of 4 stars)

02) Saw (2004) D: James Wan - First time seeing this, and it's amazing that I went nearly 20 years knowing nothing much about it, only to have the ending spoiled last by a random Facebook ad (some "The Best Surprise Endings Ever!" list). It wears its early 2000's editing style heavily. (2 out of 4 stars)

October 2nd:
03) The Last House On The Left (1972) D: Wes Craven - I'd been avoiding seeing this movie for years because it seemed too repellent, but I finally decided to give it a chance. I felt like I watching an early John Waters movie without the sense of humor. So inept, I'm not sure I even consider it a "real movie". (0 out of 4 stars)

October 3rd:
04) It Follows (2014) D: David Robert Mitchell - Alright, now we're talking! This has been on my radar for years, but never got the chance to see it. Even though I sort of knew the gist of the plot, I didn't know the details of how that played out, so the entire movie kept me tense and horrified. Like most great horror movies, it caused me to spend a lot of time speculating on how I would have handled this situation. I'm guessing this is going to be my favorite new watch of this year's challenge. Looking forward to seeing it again sometime. (4 out of 4 stars)

October 4th:
05) * A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) D: Wes Craven - I find this movie has aged wonderfully. I saw it theatrically in 2020 when the theatres only had older movies to run, with an audience mostly made of high school age kids, and I expected them to find the movie campy, but they totally got engrossed in the movie. You could feel the tension amongst them. It is also impressive to see how far Craven came as a filmmaker between this and Last House On The Left. (4 out of 4 stars)

October 5th:
06) The Exterminating Angel (1962) D: Luis Bunuel - I understand the movie is intended as an allegory about Spanish elites in the 1960s, but even if (like me) you aren't well-versed enough in the history to get what the movie is saying, it still works as a haunted house story, in the vein of weird fiction like The Yellow Wallpaper. Good visuals, some humor sprinkled in well, and an escalating sense of dread as things keep getting worse. (3 out of 4 stars)

07)
Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (2023) D: Ariane Louis-Seize - Good beginning, great visual style and casting, but the middle of movie is a weak high school story, and the main characters are so passive I didn't have any interest in what they were doing or if they'd succeed. Only in the final scene did the movie get interesting again, as it went into a premise worth exploring. Missed opportunity. (2 out of 4 stars)

October 6th:
08)
The Exorcist: Believer (2023) D: David Gordon Green - Very watchable. One of the better The Exorcist rip-offs I've seen. Curious how the movie would have turned out with more talented filmmakers behind it. (2 out of 4 stars)

October 7th:
09) Totally Killer (2023) D: Nahnatchka Khan - I liked the comedy and time-travel aspects more than the horror, but still very entertaining. Loses points for being more TV show than cinematic. (2 1/2 out of 4 stars)
10) Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) D: Terence Fisher - I love how Peter Cushing in this movie plays Frankenstein as an absolute asshole. (2 1/2 out of 4 stars)

October 8th:
11) Appendage (2023) D: Anna Zlokovic - Despite a crummy beginning (I almost turned it off), this Tales From The Crypt-feeling movie becomes very inventive, surprising me a few times the directions it takes. Not sure why it's labeled as "comedy-horror", as the emotions in it are played sincerely. I got very caught up in the story. A nice surprise, made for Hulu/Disney+. (3 out of 4 stars)
12) You're Next (2011) D: Adam Wingard - Yeah, none of this worked for me. (1 out of 4 stars)

October 9th:
13)
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2017) D: Osgood Perkins - Never heard of this, but thanks to another poster's random mention of it in the discussion thread I checked it out and enjoyed it immensely. The set-up did a great job being mysterious. I spent nearly the whole movie trying to figure out what was going on, but did not feel like I was being jerked around. The payoff works, and brings the entire movie into focus. This is what I'm hoping to find whenever I go to a horror movie. This time I was not disappointed. (4 out of 4 stars)
14) V/H/S 2 (2013) D: Various - I can see a huge amount of work went into this, and I respect that, but the entire thing was a dead zone that didn't spark a single moment of interest from me, not as a horror movie, not as any kind of movie. (1 stars out of 4)

October 10th
15) You Won't Be Alone (2022) D:
Goran Stolevski - Interesting to see a horror film in the style of a poetic historical film. The adopted daughter of a witch is cast into the world as a complete naive, who slowly learns about human life as she shapeshifts in order to live life as a woman, a man, a dog, and child. I was completely absorbed. (4 out of 4 stars)

October 11th
16) Son Of Kong
(1933) D: Ernest B. Schoedsack - The must top the list of biggest cash-grab sequel to a great film. It was actually in theatres only 8 months after King Kong premiered. The design of the Kong puppet is terrible. They try to run out the clock during the three-quarters of the movie in order to limit the number of special effect scenes required (including a full musical number). Probably the best way to watch this is by imagining it is the schlocky film Carl Denham made to try and rehabilitate his public image. (1 out of 4 stars)
17) From Beyond The Grave (1974) D: Kevin Connor - I'm a fan of the Amicus anthology films, and I think this is one of the best. Good variety of stories, tons of great British actors, nice amount of dark humour. (3 out of 4 stars)

October 12th
18) Mom And Dad (2018) D: Brian Taylor - I don't know if I've ever seen a movie undone by its soundtrack before. The opening third of the movie was genuinely riveting, but the effect was spoiled by putting ironic happy music on the soundtrack. It's been over 30 years since Reservoir Dogs, using music this way is no longer subversive, but a mindless cliche. Nicholas Cage reminds me of Robin Williams, who does his worst work when the director clearly tells him "Just do whatever you want". (1 our of 4 stars)
19) Blacula (1972) D: William Crain - A much classier movie than I was expecting, but overall dull. Yet, one of the nicest opening credit sequences I've ever seen! (2 out of 4 stars)

October 13th
20) The Devil's Gift (1984) D: Kenneth J. Berton - Essentially a short film stretched out to feature length, but not without (unintentionally) interesting moments. Probably watched best with a beer and a friend to make wise-cracks with. (1 out of 4 stars)

October 15th
21) What We Do In The Shadows Season 5 (2023) - Watched over the course of the last two weeks. Reminds me of the broad English sitcoms, only without the laughtrack.

October 16th
22)
* Friday The 13th(1980) D: Sean S. Cunningham - Time has been wonderful to this movie, which now looks classical in terms of its visuals and pacing. (3 out of 4 stars)

October 17th
23)
* Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990) D: John Harrison - I find all three of the stories in the compelling. This is one of the better anthology films I've seen. (3 out of 4 stars)
24)
* House (1977) D: Nobuhiko Obayashi - I've seen this three times now, and continue to be astonished and amused by its chaotic energy. (3 out of 4 stars)
25) * Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990) D: John Harrison - Watched with commentary by the director and George Romero.

October 18th
26)
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) D: Robert Aldrich - I love Bette Davis, and I love Baby Jane, but the pace of this was just to slow, and it was spoiled by my having seen other movies with the same scheme (Diabolique, Psycho II, ect.) (2 out of 4 stars)
27) * Friday The 13th (1980) D: Sean S. Cunningham - Watched with commentary by cast and crew. Boy, they're really defensive about Halloween getting good reviews.

October 20th
28) In My Mother's Skin (2023) D: Kenneth Dagatan - Don't really work for me. Like a scaled down version of Pan's Labyrinth. (2 out of 4 stars)


October 21st
29) * Friday The 13th Part II (1981) D: Steve Miner - I consider this the best of the entire series. (3 out of 4 stars)
30) * Dracula (1931) D: Tod Browning - Watched with commentary, done by a rather dry
academic. (2 out of 4 stars)

October 22nd
31) * Christine (1983) D: John Carpenter - From a narrative point of view, it seems like the movie is missing a dozen major scenes, but the parts that are there are pretty good, the first car attack scene is fantastic. One of Carpenter's best shot movies. (3 out of 4 stars)
32) Jagged Mind (2023) D: Kelly Kali - Kind of Groundhogs Day from the point of view of the Andi McDowell character. (2 out of 4 stars)
33) * Christine (1983) D: John Carpenter - Watched with commentary, which is a lively discussion between him and Keith Gordon.

October 23rd
34) The Craft (1996) D: Andrew Fleming - Interesting as a piece of 90s cinema. Wish Fairuza Balk had more leading roles, she has a unique look and energy. (2 out of 3 stars)
35) * The Sixth Sense (1999) D: M. Night Shyamalan - Knowing the ending doesn't rob the movie of any of its power. Even the "dated" parts I don't care for (the intrusive music score for example) didn't detract from my enjoyment. I think this is one of those miracle movies where all the right elements and people happen to come together at the right time. (4 out of 4 stars)
36) * Prince Of Darkness (1987) D: John Carpenter - A favorite of mine. For me, this is the last good movie John Carpenter made. I think it is his and Alan Howarth's greatest score. (3 out of 4 stars)
37) * Prince Of Darkness (1987) D: John Carpenter - Watched with commentary.

October 24th
38) Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight
(1995) D: Ernest Dickerson - Respect for an interesting cast, but I was astonished the movie had the cheap production values of the TV show, only more technically inept. Putting this out as a theatrical release was a rip-off. (1 out of 4 stars)
39) Bats (1999) D: Louis Morneau - Even the bad parts are entertaining. The middle attack scene going on for a ridiculously long time had me smiling from ear-to-ear. Very dumb but very fun movie. (3 out of 4 stars)
40) * Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995) D: Ernest Dickerson - Watched with commentary.

October 25th
41) Halloween II (2009) D: Rob Zombie - Bizarre visuals, and a unique energy make this a riveting watch. One of the best studio horror movies of the 2000s I've seen. (3 out of 4 stars)
42) * Halloween II (2009) D: Rob Zombie - Watched with commentary.


October 26th
43) The Bat (1959) D: Crane Wilbur - Easy to imagine the play this was adapted from, as it seems like half the movie is people entering/exiting rooms. Vincent Price fails to elevate the movie like he usually does. (1 stars out of 4)
44) The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) D: Robert Fuest - Great set design, memorable visuals, well chosen music, so many unique choices make this a movie that stands out. Got some of the biggest laughs out of me I'd had from the movies all year. (3 out of 4 stars)
45) Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) D: Robert Ruest - Felt like a major step down from the first. One trip to the well was enough. (2 out of 4 stars)
46) * The Evil Dead (1983) D: Sam Rami - Watched with DVD commentary.

October 27th
47) * Carrie (1976) D: Brian De Palma - First time seeing this in about 30 years. The prom sequence is absolutely chilling, oddly simultaneously hypnotic and matter-of-fact. (3 out of 4 stars)
48) * Duel (1971) D: Steven Spielberg - The driving is filmed so well I feel like I'm in motion while watching the movie. (3 out of 4 stars)
49) * Carrie (1976) D: Brian De Palma - Watched with DVD commentary, pretty crummy one, of the DVD producer reading essentially a wikipedia article, stating a whole bunch of facts but without tying them into any kind of an interesting point. I found myself constantly saying, "So what?"

October 29th
50) * Beetlejuice (1988) D: Tim Burton (3 out of 4 stars)
51) Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955) D: Charles Lamont (1 out of 4 stars)
52) * Hellraiser (1987) D: Clive Barker (3 out of 4 stars)
53) * Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) D: Tony Randel (2 out of 4 stars)
54) * Hellraiser (1987) D: Clive Barker - Watched with commentary.

55) * Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) D: Tony Randel - Watched with commentary.

October 30th
56) * Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) D: Dwight H. Little (3 out of 4 stars)
57) * Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) D: Dwight H. Little - Watched with commentary.

October 31st
58)
Kuroneko (1968) D: Kaneto Shindō - The shifting tones makes this gorgeous film feel a bit like an anthology; from creepy, to humorous, to tragically romantic. A major highlight of my viewing this year. (4 out of 4 stars)
59)
* Halloween (1978) D: John Carpenter - Treat getting to see this on the big screen at my local performing arts center, especially one large enough to show off the scope of Dean Cundy's wide photography without having to shrink the projection down into a letterbox. (4 out of 4 stars)
60) * A Haunting In Venice (2023) D: Kenneth Branagh - This is one of those movies like Coppola's Dracula, that I can watch and enjoy strictly for the visuals. (3 out of 4 stars)
61)
Cure (1997) D: Kiyoshi Kurosawa - (4 out of 4 stars)
62)
* Dawn Of The Dead (1978) D: George A. Romero - (4 out of 4 stars)
63) * Halloween (1978) D: John Carpenter - Watched with commentary.


CHECKLIST:
Spoiler:
Select 10 actors: 6/10
--- John Agar -
--- Paul Bartel -
-X- Barbara Crampton - You're Next (2011)
-X- Peter Cushing - Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)
--- Hannah Fierman -
--- Boris Karloff --
--- Christopher Lee -
--- Justin Long -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Roddy McDowall -
--- Stephen McHattie -
--- Caroline Munro -
--- Paul Naschy -
-X- Lou Diamond Phillips - Bats (1999)
-X- Vincent Price - The Bat (1959)
--- Diana Prince -
--- Julian Richings -
-X- Mindy Robinson - V/H/S 2 (2013)
--- Conor Sweeney -
-X- Recently Deceased Carrie (1976) Piper Laurie

Select 5 directors: 2/5
--- Charles Band -
--- Lamberto Bava -
--- William Castle -
--- Creep Creepersin -
--- Dan Curtis -
--- Noboru Iguchi -
--- José Ramón Larraz -
--- Michael J. Murphy -
--- Bill Rebane -
--- Todd Sheets -
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Female Director, 2, 3 - Appendage (2023) D: Anna Zlokovic
-X- Watch a Movie Directed By a Horror Director Icon - Last House On The Left (1972) D: Wes Craven

Select 2 film composers:
--- Chuck Cirino -
--- Rocky Gray -
--- Riz Ortolani -
--- Paul Sawtell -

Select 2 makeup effects artists:
--- Gabriel Bartalos -
--- Howard Berger -
--- Greg Cannom -
--- Kazu Hiro -
--- Helen Magelakis -

Select 2 producers:
--- James Cullen Bressack -
-X- Sean S. Cunningham - Friday The 13th (1980)
--- Michael Paszt -
--- Sam Raimi -

Select 2 writers:
--- Sheridan Le Fanu -
--- David Schmoeller -
--- Robert Louis Stevenson -
--- Stephen King -

Select 30 of the following sub-genres / types: 30/30 COMPLETED
--- *3-D Film -
-X- Anthology Film - From Beyond The Grave (1974)
--- Appears on 100 Obscure Horror Trash! list -
-X- Appears on Edgar Wright's 1,000 Favorite Movies List A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
-X- Appears on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They - The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films - Friday the 13th (1980)
--- Based on a True Story -
-X- Based on a Novel - Dracula (1931)
-X- Blaxploitation - Blacula (1972)
--- Candy Cinema, 2 -
--- Cannibalism -
--- Cinema Inspired By: H.P. Lovecraft -
--- Cinematic Titanic / Horror Host / MST3K / RiffTrax -
-X- Comedy / Spoof - Totally Killer (2023)
-X- Coming-of-Age - The Craft (1996)
-X- Criterion / Masters of Cinema Version Film - House (1977)
--- Cryptid Cinema -
--- Cult -
--- Death by: Machete, 2
-X- Director or Writer Cameo in Own Film / Film Adaptation, Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)
--- Distributor / Studio: 88 Films -
--- Documentary -
--- Dream Horror -
--- Drunk Horror -
--- Euro Horror -
--- Enzo Sciotti Art -
--- Extraterrestrial / Takes Place in Space -
--- Fan Film -
--- Featured In: In Search of Darkness Trilogy -
--- Film From Grampa Presents -
--- Film From Someone Else's 'Best of' List -
-X- Film From Shudder / AMC+ Fearfest - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
--- Film From TCM October 2023 Schedule -
-X- Firearms - Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
--- Fog, 2 -
--- Folk Horror -
--- From a Basil Gogos Painting -
--- Found Footage -
--- Frankenstein -
-X- Ghost / Haunting - A Haunting In Venice (2023)
--- Giallo -
-X- Hagsploitation - Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1962)
--- Hypnosis -
--- In Media Res, 2 -
-X- Investigation - Saw (2004)
-X- J-Horror - Cure (1997)
-X- Kaiju / Giant Monster - Cosmic Monster (1958)
--- Killer / Evil Animal -
-X- Killer / Evil Child - Halloween (1978)
-X- Killer / Evil Doll - The Devil's Gift (1984)
--- LGBT -
--- Liminal Horror -
--- Luchador -
-X- Made-for-TV Movie - Duel (1971)
--- Mad Scientist -
-X- Mummy - Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)
--- Musical / Rock ‘n Roll Horror
--- Name In Title -
--- Nation of Origin: Sweden
-X- Nonlinear Timeline - The Blackcoat's Daughter (2017)
--- Nu Metal Cinema -
--- Ouija Board -
--- Painting -
--- Phobias -
--- Prison Horror -
--- Psychological -
--- Quarantine -
-X- Random Horror Film - Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
-X- Rape / Revenge - Kuroneko (1968)
-X- Shot in Los Angeles - Christine (1983)
-X- Slasher / Psycho / Homicidal Maniac - Halloween II (2009)
--- Slow Motion -
--- Split Personality -
--- Suicide -
--- Takes Place in a police station -
--- Takes Place in a jungle -
--- Takes Place in an amusement park -
-X- Takes Place on an island - Son Of Kong (1933)
--- Takes Place on a farm -
--- Takes Place on a cruise ship -
--- Three Installments in a Franchise -
--- Title Spoken By Character, 2 -
--- Trailer Compilation -
--- Travelogue -
-X- Vampire - What We Do In The Shadows Season 5 (2023)
--- Voice-Over Narration -
--- Voyeurism -
-X- War - In My Mother's Skin (2023)
--- Werewolf -
-X- Witchcraft / Satanic / Religious - The Exorcist: Believer (2023)
--- Wilhelm Scream -
-X- With Commentary - Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)
-X- With Two or More Horror Legends - Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) Vincent Prince, Peter Cushing
--- Zombie -

Select 1 from the "Chronological Horror Years Faceoff":
--- 1923 (100th) -
--- 1948 (75th) -
--- 1973 (50th) -
--- 1998 (25th) –

Select 2 from the following anniversaries:COMPLETED
- 10th Belated Anniversary of 88 Films -
- 20th Belated Anniversary of Umbrella Entertainment -
- 20th Belated Anniversary of Unearthed Films -
- 35th Anniversary of Hong Kong Category III Horror Films, 2 -
X 40th Anniversary of Video Nasties, 2, 3 - The Evil Dead (1983)
- 70th Anniversary of 3-D Film -
- 90th Anniversary of Drive-In Theaters -
X 100th Anniversary of Warner Bros. - Beetlejuice (1988)

Select 3 from the following horror film tropes, 2:
-X- It was a dark and stormy night... - Friday The 13th Part II (1931)
--- A town with a dark secret, 2, 3 -
--- The crazy cat lady, 2 -
--- The staircase tumble, 2 -
--- When the lights go out, 2, 3 -
--- Cranial combustion / The exploding head -
-X- The dirty coward, 2, 3 - Hellraiser (1987)
--- The television portal, 2 -

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

​Select 6 decades of film history:
--- Pre-1930 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Prince Of Darkness (1987)
-X- 1990 - The Sixth Sense (1999)
--- 2000 -
-X- 2010 - Mom And Dad (2018)
-X- 2020 - Jagged Mind (2023)

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

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

Watch 1 title from the OHMC "Favorites" list:
--- (insert title).

Watch a movie and its remake or two adaptations of the same source material back to back on the same day
--- Original -
--- Remake -

Watch 1 unseen entry from a horror franchise:
--- (insert title).

Watch 1 film from any Amityville, 2 or Bad Shark, 2 movie:
--- (insert title).

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: COMPLETED
-X- First language, Spanish: The Exterminating Angel (1962)
-X- Second language, French: Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person (2023)
-X- Third language, (insert language), Macedonian: You Won't Be Alone (2022)

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

Watch 3 films that you've never seen before that: COMPLETED
--- Stars a Bruce (that's not Bruce Campell) - Bruce Davison / Bruce Payne / Bruce Dern / Bruce Greenwood / Bruce Boxleitner / Bruce Bennett / Bruce Dickinson
--- Features water turning to blood -
-X- Was made in the 2010s - It Follows (2014)
--- Features a computer -
--- Was written by Wes Craven -
--- Features a peephole -
--- Has a scene in an elevator -
--- Was shot in Oakley Manner, 2 -
--- Is listed in House of Psychotic Women -
-X- Takes place in a hotel - Tales From The Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)
-X- Features death by acid burn - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
--- Title includes the word terror -

Attend a live or virtual event: COMPLETED
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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

October 1st

None Today

October 2nd

1. Sisters (1972) (8:40am)

October 3rd

2. The Toxic Avenger (1984) (7:35am)
3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) (8:55am)

October 4th

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (7:30am)

October 5th

5. The Exorcist (1973) (7:40am)
6. Scream (1996) (9:55am)

October 6th

6. Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (2023) (7:35am) *
7. The Exorcist: Believer (2023) (11:30am) *
8. Ginger Snaps (2000) (2:10pm)

October 7th

9. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (3:25am)
10. Freddy vs. Jason (2003) (5:00am)
11. Psycho (1960) (6:30am)
12. X (2022) (10:45pm) *

October 8th

None Today

October 9th

13. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) (7:35am)
14. Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988) (9:15am)
15. Re-Animator (1985) (8:15pm)

October 10th

16. From Beyond (1986) (7:40am)
17. Microwave Massacre (1983) (8:25pm)

October 11th

18. Repossessed (1990) (7:40am)

October 12th

19. Poltergeist (1982) (7:40am)
20. The Gate (1987) (7:40pm) *

October 13th

21. Friday the 13th (1980) (7:45am)
22. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) (9:20am)
23. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) (11:40pm)

October 14th

24. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) (1:05am)

October 15th

25. The Stepfather (1987) (12:55am)
26. Carrie (1976) (2:20am)
27. House on Haunted Hill (1959) (4:00am)
28. House on Haunted Hill (1999) (5:50am)

October 16th

None Today

October 17th

29. Chopping Mall (1986) (7:40am)
30. Day of the Dead (1985) (9:00am)

October 18th

31. Leprechaun (1993) (7:40am)
32. Leprechaun 2 (1994) (9:10am)

October 19th

None Today

October 20th

33. The Fly (1986) (7:40am)
34. The Fly II (1989) (10:15am)
35. The Fly (1958) (11:55am)

October 21st

36. Critters (1986) (12:15am)
37. Cat People (1942) (1:35am)
38. Carnival of Souls (1962) (2:50am)
39. The Amityville Horror (1979) (4:35am)
40. The Amityville Horror (2005) (6:55am)
41. Pieces (1982) (9:15pm)
42. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) (11:55pm)

October 22nd

43. Stepfather II (1989) (4:30am)
44. Jurassic Park (1993) (5:55am)
45. Dr. Giggles (1992) (8:25am)

October 23rd - October 26th

None These Days

October 27th

46. The Children (1980) (11:05am)

October 28th

47. Dawn of the Dead (2004) (1:45am)
48. The Last House on the Left (2009) (8:30am)

October 29th

49. Maniac (1980) (3:30am)
50. The Last Horror Film (1982) (5:05am)

October 30th

None Today

October 31st

51. Halloween (1978) (9:20am)
52. Halloween II (1981) (10:55am)

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

October 1
1. I See You (2019) *

October 2
2. Lake Mungo (2008) *

October 3
3. Saw (2004)
4. Saw II (2005)

October 4
5. Saw III (2006)

October 7
6. Saw IV (2007)

October 8
7. Saw V (2008)
8. Saw VI (2009)

October 9
9. Saw 3D (2010)
10. No One Will Save You (2023) *

October 10
11. The Silence (2019) *

October 11
12. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

October 14
13. Pet Sematary:Bloodlines (2023) *

October 15
14. Mother! (2017) *
14.5. House of Usher Ep 1

October 16
15.5. House of Usher, Ep 2&3

October 19
16. House of Usher, Ep 4

October 20
17. The Boy II (2020) *

October 25
18. House of Usher, Ep 5&6

October 26
19. House of Usher, Ep 7&8

October 27
20. Incarnate (2016) *

October 31
21. The Empty Man (2020) *

* First time view

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Guess I'll claim my spot here.
New Watches
Spoiler:
VHS 1985
Dog Soldiers
Leprechaun 3
Leprechaun 4: In Space
The Mummy
1959
What We Do in the Shadows
The Howling
Demons
The House of the Devil
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
The Conjuring
The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Black Phone
The Dead Don't Die
Scream 6







Old Favorites
Spoiler:
Halloween 1978
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Trick 'r Treat
Halloween 4


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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

Back for another year.

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*= First Time Viewing
ORANGE = 4K UHD

BLUE= Blu-Ray
RED = DVD

GREEN = Theatrical
PURPLE
= Streaming/On-Demand

asianxcore's "October Horror Movie Challenge 2023


October 4th

1. Saw X (2023) *
2. It Lives Inside (2023) *

October 7th

3. Lake Mungo (2008) *
4. Red Spell Spells Red (1983) *

October 8th

5. When Evil Lurks (2023) *
6. The Exorcist: Believer (2023) *
7. A Haunting In Venice (2023) *

October 9th

8. Nightbreed (1990)
9. V/H/S/85 (2023) *

October 10th

10. Creature (1985) *

October 11th

11. Centipede Horror (1982) *
12. The Runner (2022) *
13. Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012) *

October 14th

14. Hocus Pocus (1993)
15. Exists (2014) *
16. House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)

October 15th

17. XIII (2019) *
18. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
19. Willow Creek (2013) *

October 17th


20. The Medium (2021) *
21. Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (1995) *

October 18th

22. Quicksand (2023) *
23. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

October 22nd

24. The Tunnel (2011) *

October 29th

25. It Follows (2014)
26. Scream (1996)
27. Anatomia Extinction (1995) *
28. Megan Is Missing (2011) *
29. Jennifer’s Body (2009)

October 30th

30. Mister Creep (2022) *
31. The Mothman Tapes (2022) *

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Re: The 19th Annual "October Horror Movie Challenge" (10/1 - 10/31) ***The List Thread***

1. Renfield
2. Poltergeist
3. Poltergeist [Commentary - With Gourley and Rust]
4. Halloween Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
5. Halloween II Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
6. Halloween III Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
7. Halloween IV Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
8. Halloween V Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
9. Halloween VI Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
10. The Thing Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
11. They Live! Commentary [With Gourley and Rust ]
12. With Gourley and Rust: American Werewolf
13. Poltergeist II

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