It's October - who wants to watch some SCARY MOVIES?

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  1. Mitty

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    Some of you may remember that I ran a challenge last October for people to watch 13 horror movies in the last 13 days of October. Not many finished it since that's a lot of movies in a short time (I didn't think of it until halfway through the month).
    It worked out well for me. I burned through a whole stack of unwatched discs and made a special point of seeing the Exorcist re-release and the Nightmare Before Christmas re-release in the theatre.
    Now, I KNOW there are a whole wack of new member since then, many of whom are serious horror movie freaks (term used affectionately, I assure you).
    Now, if you wanna join in, the rules are simple:
    1. Watch 13 Scary/Horror/Halloween-Themed films before midnight on October 31, 2001 (on a case by case basis, I may give special dispensation to extend the deadline until dawn on November 1st [​IMG]).
    2. Two of the above must be new discoveries, movies you've never seen before. The point of this is to see those few movies you've always meant to see, but never got around to. I recommend more than 2, but 2 is the minimum to pat yourself on the head and say you completed the challenge.
    3. If you were part of the challenge last year, no more than two of the same films can be RE-watched. I'll grant a couple since some movies (ie. Halloween, Rocky Horror) are simply tradition and I'm willing to give credit for these.
    4. Come here and talk about 'em.
    Simple, yes?
    The whole point of this is just to make a point of watching some of your favourite scary/Halloween movies, and see at least a couple of new ones. I've got a decent sized backlog of unwatched discs since last year, I'm sure a lot of you do too. For those who haven't gotten out to see it yet, The Others would be a good one to add to your tally (I'm sure you'll all have other suggestions).
    So, any takers?
    (BTW, the films I watched last year were: The Exorcist, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hellraiser, Rosemary's Baby, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Halloween, Evil Dead II, The Omen, The Amityville Horror, Sleepy Hollow, Psycho (1960), Friday the 13th (part 1) and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. That last one was scary, I don't recommend it for the squeamish. [​IMG])
     
  2. Brent Cantrell

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    Count me in on this one!!! Who's up for a 'ween bash?
    Ok, tomorrow night is the first installment: (Oct5th)
    1. Exorcist TVYNS
    2. Evil Dead II
    3. Army of Darkness
    4. Halloween
    PtII. Tonight we're in the middle of: (Oct6/7th)
    5. Frighteners
    6. Blair Witch
    7. Silver Bullet (VHS)
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  3. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    Sure, I had fun last year.
    I think I saw the following movies last year (I'm mainly typing this up to make myself remember) I got to 13, but only by including a few that may seem disputable as horror movies [​IMG]
    Halloween
    Jaws
    Martin
    Dead calm
    The astronauts wife
    Sleepy hollow
    The legend of Sleepy hollow (Disney animated, if Mitty can include it so can I [​IMG] )
    Evil dead 2
    Let sleeping corpses lie
    Poltergeist
    Dead zone
    Arachnophobia
    Outbreak
    Where Outbreak in particular is maybe not a horror movie, but it certainly is scary to me!
    This year I look forward to seeing The wicker man, Suspiria and Opera for the first time. Guaranteed revisits are In the mouth of madness and Texas chainsaw massacre. Also I haven't seen Hannibal yet, this is as good a chance as any to finally order it, and have myself a Hannibal Lecter trilogy night.
    This ought to be fun!
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  4. Matthew Chmiel

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    Only two films we watched last tournment can be watched again this tournament? Thank god I bought more horror titles this year, now I need to find a place that rents good horror movies that I've never seen before. [​IMG]
    Watched on 10/24/01:
    - The Howling
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    - Killer Klowns from Outer Space
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    Watched on 10/22/01:
    - Ginger Snaps
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    - Scanners
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  5. Julie K

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    Gee, only 13 horror films? Now that's scary!
    The two previously unseen films are going to be tough simply because as soon as I get one, I watch it, and talk about it on the other horror thread going on [​IMG] I just can't wait until the last 13 days of October to watch some of these goodies - tonight I should have Tremors 3 and Dead Creatures.
    Oh, if anyone wants a recommendation for something they probably haven't seen, I'll suggest Truth About Demons. It's a real slick little New Zealand horror flick.
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  6. Alex Spindler

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    I hope you realize that you are pushing me to rent from Blockbuster to help with this... [​IMG]
    Count me in. I think the new films I will try to catch will be Wicker Man, Cut, and some of the new Argento releases (If they have them).
    Maybe try to catch:
    Exorcist/Excorcist TVYNS
    In the Mouth of Madness (haven't seen that in a week)
    Hellraiser (that tin has been pretty dormant for a while)
    Basket Case
    The Thing
    I'll try to find something special for the final 5.
     
  7. SteveMc

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    Sounds good to me, I've just started stocking up on some for the season. And renting from Netlix as well. Bring it on!! Oh wait that's not a horror film.
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    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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  8. Sam Hatch

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    I'm in! I just inherited a ton of horror flicks from a friend of mine too, so I should have no problem finding stuff I've never seen before.
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    Blair Witch project for me.
     
  10. Dan Hitchman

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    One down. Just watched The Changeling with the late, great George C. Scott and his real life wife.
    It had its creepy moments, yet relied a little too much on cheesy sound effects when dead silence would have worked better during some scenes.
    Too bad The Haunting (1963) isn't out yet.
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  11. Brook K

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    I didn't quite hit 13 last year, but should have no problem this time. I have a bunch of unseen horror movies lined up at Netflix, they are just being frustratingly slow in sending them out.
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  12. Tim Raffey

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    Well since last year's was the first challenge I failed (but probably not the last), I feel it's my duty to try again.
    This year I'll definately watch The Wicker Man, and Suspiria, and probably some William Castle stuff, and The Haunting--I'm stoked.
     
  13. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    A mere thirteen films? Feh! [​IMG]
    Here's my tentative October line-up:
    ****First-time fright flick viewings for me this year****
    WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS DORMITORY (1962) (VHS) watched 10/5/01
    CIRCUS OF FEAR (1967, aka PSYCHO-CIRCUS) (VHS) watched 10/6/01 *doesn't count as horror*
    THE VIRGIN OF NUREMBERG (1964, aka HORROR CASTLE) (VHS) watched 10/7/01
    THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH (1964) (VHS) watched 10/10/01
    THE FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE (1959) (VHS) watched 10/11/01
    THE HORROR OF IT ALL (1964) (VHS) watched 10/12/01
    THE MEPHISTO WALTZ (1971) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    THE HORROR CHAMBER OF DR. FAUSTUS (1959, aka EYES WITHOUT A FACE) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    JUNGLE WOMAN (1944) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    JUNGLE CAPTIVE (1945) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    NIGHT TIDE (1961) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    CRY OF THE BANSHEE (1970) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN (1957) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    DON'T LOOK NOW (1973) (VHS) watched 10/13/01
    AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS (1973) (VHS) watched 10/20/01
    SPECTRE (1977) (VHS) watched 10/20/01
    EYE OF THE DEVIL (1966) (VHS) watched 10/21/01
    I BURY THE LIVING (1958) (VHS) watched 10/25/01
    SLAUGHTER OF THE VAMPIRES (1962) (VHS) watched 10/27/01
    CIRCUS OF HORRORS (1960) (DVD) watched 10/29/01
    NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT (1972) (VHS) watched 10/30/01
    BLOOD & LACE (1971) (VHS) watched 10/31/01
    SUPERNATURAL (1933) (VHS) watched 10/31/01
    ****Old favorites****
    On DVD:
    WHITE ZOMBIE (1932) watched 10/6/01
    13 GHOSTS (1960) watched 10/14/01
    THE MUMMY (1959) watched 10/18/01
    THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1932) watched 10/27/01
    4-D MAN (1959) watched 10/27/01
    BLACK SUNDAY (1960) watched 10/28/01
    THE TINGLER (1959) watched 10/28/01
    WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) watched 10/31/01
    EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN (1987) watched 10/31/01
    On LD:
    THE DEVIL & DANIEL WEBSTER (1941) watched 10/20/01
    CAT PEOPLE (1942) watched 10/20/01
    THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932) watched 10/21/01
    THE PIT & THE PENDULUM (1961) watched 10/21/01
    I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) watched 10/22/01
    INVADERS FROM MARS (1953) watched 10/22/01
    THE BEAST FROM TWENTY THOUSAND FATHOMS (1953) watched 10/25/01
    HORROR OF DRACULA (1958) watched 10/26/01
    BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960) watched 10/26/01
    ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933) watched 10/27/01
    RODAN (1957) watched 10/27/01
    TWINS OF EVIL (1971) watched 10/27/01
    MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933) watched 10/27/01
    MAD LOVE (1935) watched 10/28/01
    CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957) watched 10/28/01
    FREAKS (1932) watched 10/29/01
    HORROR HOTEL (1960, aka CITY OF THE DEAD) watched 10/30/01
    On VHS:
    TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) (VHS) watched 10/20/01
    MR. SARDONICUS (1961) (VHS) watched 10/21/01
    HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (1958) watched 10/21/01
    CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957) watched 10/25/01
    THE UNINVITED (1944) watched 10/27/01
    UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963) watched 10/28/01
    ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE (1963) watched 10/28/01
    CASTLE OF BLOOD (1964) watched 10/30/01
    ****Classic spooky TV faves****
    TWILIGHT ZONE: "Mirror Image" (LD) watched 10/20/01
    TWILIGHT ZONE: "Perchance to Dream" (DVD) watched 10/22/01
    TWILIGHT ZONE: "Living Doll" (LD) watched 10/31/01
    THE OUTER LIMITS: "The Forms of Things Unknown" (LD) watched 10/21/01
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: "Consider Her Ways" (VHS) watched 10/28/01
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: "Don't Look Behind You" (VHS) watched 10/28/01
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: "The Jar" (VHS) watched 10/29/01
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: "Sign of Satan" (VHS) watched 10/30/01
    THRILLER: "The Grim Reaper" (LD) watched 10/27/01
    THRILLER: "Masquerade" (LD) watched 10/28/01
    THRILLER: "The Cheaters" (VHS) watched 10/31/01
    ****Classic creepy old-time radio fave****
    QUIET PLEASE: "The Thing on the Fourble Board" (CD) heard 10/31/01
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    I don't think I was in last year's tournament, but last October I watched--
    THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1967)
    TARANTULA (1955)
    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)
    BLACK SABBATH (1963)
    THEATER OF BLOOD (1973)
    BURN, WITCH, BURN (1961, aka NIGHT OF THE EAGLE)
    ARMY OF DARKNESS (1993)
    MR. VAMPIRE (1986)
    PEEPING TOM (1960)
    THE HAUNTING (1963)
    --plus some others I've forgotten, but definitely nothing that I'm watching this year.
    This should be fun. [​IMG]
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  14. Sam Hatch

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    So far this week I've slammed back --
    'Werewolves On Wheels' (God this rocked!!! When's Anchor Bay going to get this on DVD? Bikers, Satanists, Werewolves and cheesy '70s psychedelic rock -- does it REALLY get any better than this?)
    'Psychomania' (also tres cool, psychedelic fun)
    That awful remake of 'Psycho' (had to see it once)
    And I probably shouldn't count it because it was so damned horrible -- but I had a fun DIY-MST3K experience with my family watching a horrendous made for Canadian video (porno quality) anthology called 'Greedy Terror'. Since the IMDB doesn't even acknowledge its existence, I'll disregard it as one of the thirteen. Ten more to go!
    Oh, and all of these are ones I had never seen before. I should be hitting up my favorite classics over the weekend sometime.
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  15. Barry S

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    This is no problem for me. I watch horror movies all the time. Next on my list is Exorcist III starring the late George C. Scott. Hope it's better than part II (ick!). Recently I watched:
    Children of the Corn - Interesting, but unsuccessful.
    Candyman - Excellent. A favorite of mine.
    The Hills Have Eyes - Early, low-budget Wes Craven. Not bad.
    Hellraiser1, 2 and 3 - 1 and 2 were very good, 3 was just cheesy.
     
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    Well I've got Cut and Basket Case down.
    Cut was an interesting excercise. They made the movie with competance and a lot of flair. The premise was out there but they stayed pretty consistent with it. They also had a good head for gore, which is something I enjoyed about the original Scream (which this is often compared to) and missed from all the sequels.
    Basket Case certainly wore it's budget limitations on it's sleeve, but it was done with some style and humor. And the red stuff flows like water.
    Going to make another foray into BB (ugh) to find Wicker Man this afternoon.
     
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    Fantastic!!...This is something that I do every October anyway. So far I have watched "The Abominable Dr Phibes", "Ravenous", "American Werewolf in London", "I, Zombie" (with Dir. commentary) and "The Ring Virus". As you can tell, my wife HATES October or at least the movies that "scream". [​IMG] I will post later to update.
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  18. Seth Paxton

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    I don't know about only a few from last year as I have tons of annual favs, but I will probably see more than 13 flicks. I watched Susperia for the first time ever just a few weeks ago, so that's an almost counts [​IMG].
    My list for the month that I had already put together includes:
    Scream trilogy (I didn't get them in last October)
    Legend of Hell House (just bought recently)
    Halloween 1 & 2 (watched last year)
    Frankenstien and Bride (watched last year)
    Omen 1 & 2 (might have watched Omen 1 LD last year but I don't think I did)
    The Thing (last year too)
    Alien (maybe last year)
    Blair Witch (last year)
    American Werewolf (didn't have last year)
    Sleepy Hollow (last year)
    Shining (last year)
    Bram Stokers Dracula (didn't watch last Oct.)
    Christine, Mouth of Madness are also maybes.
    I figure to get 15-20 in, plus a showing of the Godfather trilogy and a few others. And Tuesday night film class viewings (none of which will be off the above list unfortunately [​IMG]). That's a hunk o' films there. Not sure about getting the 2 new horror flicks in (I've seen all I listed above).
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    Oh, does my first time viewing of The Mummy Returns tonight count.
    It was horror...able. [​IMG] (okay, moderately fun at points)
     
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    The Exorcist III was excellent!! Horror fans who haven't seen this film should definitely check it out. I was very, very impressed. Even more impressive was the fact that it was directed by author, William Peter Blatty. The film was based on his novel, Legion, which apparently is a great story on its own. The Exorcist title was unnecessary, the story is strong enough to hold its own, so it should have just been called Legion. An excellent story, great direction (not overly stylized), a great George C. Scott performance, and intelligence rarely seen in horror films add up to a first-rate film. Don't see this one expecting pea soup spitting or a blood and guts fest. The gore is very sporadic, and the film overall is quite slow. This great story takes its time and develops slowly. Great movie that should be sought out by fans of intelligent horror films.
     

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