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#1 of 736 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted September 29 2006 - 05:45 AM

It's back...the 7th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge. I know we've all been waiting for it, and now the month is finally (almost) here. I'm sure most of you have been around for some of the previous incarnations, but just in case this is your first time these are the rules Mitty first posted with a few small revisions from myself:

1. Watch 13 Scary/Horror/Halloween-Themed films before midnight on October 31, 2005 (use your own timezone to set the ending time).

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. Please specify new discoveries in your film list by making them bold, adding asterisks, different colors, etc.

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. (Revision: This only applies to those going for the 13 movie challenge)

4. Come here and talk about 'em.

5. There is an uber-category, the Ultimate Splatter Challenge for those who wish to put all of the rest of us to shame. This is the heavyweight division. These people, if they choose to accept the challenge, must view 31 horror/scary/Halloween themed movies before dawn on Nov. 1st. The rest of us will bow down in awed reverence to these truly "Splatterific" HTF members. The bragging rights will be awesome and long lived.

6. There has been discussion over the past two years as to what movies qualify. Is Silence of the Lambs a horror movie? Does The Nightmare Before Christmas count? From now on, if you wanna include it, go for it. There will be no hairsplitting. If The Wizard of Oz send you to the dresser for a fresh pair of boxer shorts, all the power.

Last year's turn-out wasn't as crazy as 2004, but it as still up there. I know that I personally didn't get to watch as much as I wanted (thanks to work), but hopefully 2006 will be even stronger. Here's the Ultimate Splattter-Head turnout from 2005:

ULTIMATE SPLATTER-HEADS
Michael Elliot (133)
Martin_T (100)
Russell G (61)
Bill McA (55)
Jason Roer (54)
Peter M Fitzgerald (50)
Joe Karlosi (45)
Chucky P (45)
Matt Stone (42)
Christopher B (41)
Rick Spruill (41)
SteveGon (40)
Marc Fedderman (37)
Brook K (36)
Jim_K (34)
Bob Turnbull (34)

We didn't have much of a race last year. Michael actually wasn't officially participating, but how could you not include such an impressive entry. Martin easily bested the rest of us. Regardless of the counts, the discussion is what we're really here for, and I'm sure this year will be as good or better than the previous years. Just around the corner, we've got the TCM prequel, so we've already got something to look forward to (well, some of us at least Posted Image). As always, I hope you stick around and have a great time. Good luck to all!
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#2 of 736 OFFLINE   Jacob McCraw

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Posted September 29 2006 - 08:56 AM

Based on 5 stars
20 that were new to me

1. Population 436 **
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) *****
3. Hard Candy ***
4. Calvaire ****
5. Zombi Holocaust ***
6. Masters of Horror: Deer Woman ****
7. The House with Laughing Windows ***
8. The People Under the Stairs ****
9. An American Werewolf in London *****
10. The Wolf Man ****
11. Blade of the Vampire *
12. Werewolf of London ****
13. House of 1,000 Corpses *****
14. Tremors ****
15. Tremors 2: Aftershocks ***
16. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection ***
17: Tremors 4: The Legend Begins **
18. Cabin Fever *****
19. Don't Deliver Us From Evil ****
20. Plaga Zombie: Zona Mutante **
21. Masters of Horror: Dance of the Dead ***
22. Friday the 13th ***
23. Bone Sickness **
24. Lucky ***
25. The Woods ****
26. Gojira *****
27. Shaun of the Dead *****
28. Frankenhooker ****
29. Singapore Sling ***
30. Slither ***
31. Clean, Shaven ****
32. Jason X ***
33. Jason Goes to Hell **

#3 of 736 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted September 29 2006 - 10:01 AM

I'm going to try to best my 61, I'll try not to re-watch any but I honestly can't remember all the ones I saw last year.

Never before seens in red:

Final tally

1. Last House On the Left 3/5
2. Last House On A Dead End Street 3.5/5
3. The Candy Snatchers 3.5/5
4. Blood Feast 3/5
5. 2000 Maniacs 4/5
6. Color Me Blood Red 2/5
7. Blood Feast 2: All You Can Eat 2/5
8. This Island Earth 4/5
9. Frankenstein 5/5
10. the Day The Earth Caught Fire 1.5/5
11.
DRACULA 4.5/5
12. Universal Monsters 4/5
13. Flesh For Frankenstein 3/5
14. Blood for Dracula 2/5
15. The Zodiac Killer 3/5
16. The Sex Killer 3.5/5
17. Zero In And Scream 1.5/5
18. Jungle Holocaust 3.5/5
19. Zombie Holocaust 4/5
20. Blue Sunshine 3/5
21. Sisters 4/5
22. SCHLOCK! The Secret history Of American Movies 3.5/5
23. Masters OF Horror : IMPRINT 4.5/5
24. Masters OF Horror : Dance Of The Dead 2.5/5
25. Frankenstein (EDISON) 3/5
26. Blacula 3.5/5
27. Night Key 2.5/5
28. Astounding She Monster 1.5/5
29. The Monster that challenged the World
30. The Tower Of London 3.5/5
31. The Climax 2/5
32. Erotic nights Of The Living Dead 1.5/5
33. Devil Girl From Mars 2.5/5
34. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers 3.5/5
35. Invasion Of The Suacermen 3/5
36. The strange Door 3/5
37. The Black Castle 3/5
38. I Married A Monster From Outerspace 4/5
39. Invasion Of The body Snatchers (1970's) 4/5
40. The Blob (1950's) 4/5
41. Final Destination 3 2/5
42. Undead 2.5/5
43. FAUST - Love Story Of The Damned 2/5
44. Jason Goes To Hell 4/5
45. Invisible Invaders 3.5/5
46. Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Amusement Park 2.5/5
47. From Beyond 3/5
48. Phantom of the Opera (1929) 2/5
49. Calling Doctor Death 3/5
50. Sadomania 2/5
51. Weird Woman 3/5
52. 99 Women 2.5/5
53. Dead Mans Eyes 2.5/5
54. Jesse James Meets Frankensteins Daughter 2/5
55. Revenge Of Doctor X (1970) 1/5
56. The Frozen Ghost 2.5/5
57. Tomb Of The Blind Dead 3.5/5
58. Lust At First Bite/Dracula Sucks 3/5
59. Return Of The Evil Dead 3.5/5
60. Ghost Galleon 2.5/5
61. Night of the Seagulls 3/5
62. HAXAN 4.5/5
63. Visitor Q 4/5
64. Willard 2.5/5
65. A Nightmare On Elm St. 4.5/5
66. Deathwatch 3/5
67. Invaders From Mars (195?) 2/5
68. It Came From Beneath The Sea 3/5
69. Strange Confession 3.5/5
70. Pillow Of Death 5/5
71. Joyride 4/5
72. The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms 4/5
73. It Came From Outerspace 3.5/5
74. THEM 4/5
75. The Dead Zone 4.5/5
76. New York Ripper 2/5
77. Eye's Without a Face 3.5/5
78. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 5/5
79. Frogggs 2/5
80. Hallow End 1.5/5
81. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 5/5
82. Abott & Costello Meet Frankenstein 4/5
83. Emmanuel And The Last Cannibals 1.5/5
84. Mask of the red death 3/5
85. Fall Of The House Of Usher 4.5/5
86. Night Of The Lupus 5/5

#4 of 736 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 29 2006 - 11:05 AM

Should we make a new post for every new movie we watch, or Just make one post and edit it every time we want to add new movies (To help cut down on total thread length)?
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

#5 of 736 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted September 29 2006 - 12:53 PM

Last year most would post updates on the films we watched for discussion and then update a running list on a early page like above. Hence the place holders from guys like me who are going out of their mind waiting for 12am Oct 1 to hit. (I picked up "MOH-Imprint" today, so I'm starting with that Posted Image )

#6 of 736 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted September 29 2006 - 01:04 PM

I'm in!

Bolded titles are first viewings:

The Black Castle ***
The Strange Door ***
C.H.U.D. ***
Eaten Alive **Posted Image
The Thing With Two Heads **
The People Under the Stairs **Posted Image
Dead Life **Posted Image
Deathwatch **Posted Image
Tombs of the Blind Dead ***
Warning Shadows ***
Jigoku ***Posted Image
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein ***Posted Image
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter **
Return of the Evil Dead ***
Salem's Lot (1979) ***
Reptilicus *Posted Image
Halloween II **Posted Image
Battlefield Baseball **Posted Image
Lucky **Posted Image
Frankenstein (2004) ***
The Faculty **Posted Image
The Omen (1976) ***
Phantom of the Paradise ***
Nightmare City ***
The Black Pit of Dr. M ***Posted Image
The Devil Rides Out ***
Son of Frankenstein ***Posted Image
Son of Dracula ***
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare **Posted Image
Patrick **Posted Image
I'll Bury You Tomorrow ***
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood **
Revenge of the Living Dead Girls **Posted Image
Infection **Posted Image
Psycho III ***
Jeepers Creepers ***
Dark Waters **Posted Image
Gemini ****
The Mask of Fu Manchu ***Posted Image
The Boogieman Will Get You ***
The Unknown ***
The Crazies ***
The Devil's Backbone ***
Dementia ***
Carnival of Souls ***Posted Image
The Devil-Doll ***
Slither ***
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation *Posted Image
The Viy ***
Blood and Black Lace ***
Hide and Creep **Posted Image
That Little Monster **Posted Image
Close Your Eyes ***
The Birds ****
It's Alive ***
Bite Me! **Posted Image
Dead Men Walking ***
House **Posted Image
The Monster Hunter ***
Rabid ***
Horror of Dracula ***Posted Image
The Lair of the White Worm ***
Phenomena ***
Phantasm ***
Evil Dead II ***
Cemetery Man ***
Santa Sangre ****
Creature from the Black Lagoon ***
She-Wolf of London **Posted Image
The Thing ***


Final '06 tally: 70

#7 of 736 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 29 2006 - 01:39 PM

EDIT: Oops, double post.
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

#8 of 736 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 29 2006 - 01:46 PM

It seems the wife's rampant credit card abuse has put the kibosh on my original plan to use Netflix's '8 at a time' plan. So I'm going to re-prioritize my original goals for the 2006 challenge.

1. Watch 13 foreign horror movies I have never seen before
2. Watch all 31 to get an Ultimate Splatter-Head mention. But many of these will be domestic releases, and movies I've seen before.

*For this challenge all of my 13 foriegn films will be non-english european-languaged films. I don't have anything against Japan, but there have been so many J-horror DVDs released in the USA in the last year I just wanted to get a break from the endless Ring/Eye/Grudge knock-offs. Maybe for 2007 I'll do the all Japanese language challenge.
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

#9 of 736 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted September 29 2006 - 02:05 PM

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I'll probably just do the 13 - can't get to 31 without watching a bunch of crap
That's part of the fun, wading through the crap to get to the good stuff. Posted Image

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Maybe for 2007 I'll do the all Japanese language challenge.
This would be really impressive, I lost all interest in J-Horror after seeing both Japanese and US versions of "Dark Water".

#10 of 736 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted September 29 2006 - 04:41 PM

OK, now HERE is an HTF Challenge that's right up my alley! Netflix Queue will be re-prioritized after checking out the rest of the forum!

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Posted September 29 2006 - 04:55 PM

Great to see this thread up and running!

Really looking forward to this again. Got a good sized pile of stuff that is new to me, and I am looking forward to whittling the pile down some.


01. The Rejuvenator3.5 (Laserdisc)
02. The Relic 5.3 (Laserdisc)
03. Transformations 2.0 (Laserdisc)
04. Full Eclipse 3.8 (VHS)
05. Route 666 1.8 (VHS)
06. The Monster Club 3.9 (Laserdisc)
07. Creature 6.0 (Laserdisc)
08. Baby Blood 4.7
09. Stephen King's The Night Flier 4.5
10. The House On Haunted Hill (1999) 4.8
11. Suburban Nightmare 4.2
12. American Nightmare 3.0
13. Dog Soldiers 5.0
14. Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key 6.0
15. Resident Evil 5.8
16. Resident Evil: Apocalypse 4.7
17. The Incubus (1981) 4.7
18. The Kindred 4.9 (Laserdisc)
19. Creepozoids 2.7 (Laserdisc)
20. Thirteen Ghosts (2001) 5.3
21. The Monster That Challenged The World 2.0
22. IT! The Terror From Beyond Space 3.3
23. Them 5.3
24. Shocker 3.9
25. The People Under The Stairs 4.5
26. Invitation To Hell 5.9
27. Amityville 1992: It's About Time 5.7 (Laserdisc)
28. The Borrower 4.8
29. Murder Weapon 2.7 (Laserdisc)
30. Night Breed 6.5 (Laserdisc)
31. The Deadly Spawn 4.3
32. Ghost Ship 5.5
33. Phantoms 3.9
34. Die Monster Die! 4.0
35. The Dunwhich Horror (1970) 3.0
36. The Serpent And The Rainbow 5.3
37. Ghost Story 4.8
38. Friday The 13th 3.8
39. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie 5.0
40. Prom Night 3.0
41. Poltergeist 5.8
42. Poltergeist 2 4.0
43. Poltergeist 3 3.7
44. The Changeling 5.7
45. The Blob (1988) 5.0
46. The Irrefutable Truth About Demons 3.6
47. Inseminoid 3.6
48. The Omen (2006) 4.5

#12 of 736 OFFLINE   Angel Pagan

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Posted September 29 2006 - 10:36 PM

My totals for the last 3 years are:
2003: 17
2004: 35
2005: 14

1st time viewing will be in bold.

2006 Scary Movie List
1) Hills Have Eyes (2006) [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
2) The Descent [Theatrical] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
3) House Of Wax (2005) [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
4) Hostel [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
5) Sleepy Hollow [HD-DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
6) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning [Theatrical] Posted Image 1/2
7) The Grudge [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
8) The Grudge 2 [Theatrical] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
9) Boogeyman (2005) [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image
10) Tim Burton's Corpse Bride [HD-DVD] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
11) The Exorcism Of Emily Rose [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
12) George Romero's Land Of The Dead [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image
13) Saw [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
14) Saw II [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
15) Saw III [Theatrical] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
16) High Tension [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
17) Wrong Turn [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
18) Cabin Fever [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
19) Slither [HD-DVD] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
20) The Eye [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
21) Final Destination [DVD] Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#13 of 736 OFFLINE   Bob Turnbull

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Posted September 30 2006 - 03:43 AM

Here's my placeholder. New viewings in Bold.

I've done 34 two years in a row, so I'll try to better that. I stick almost exclusively to new viewings (I think my first year all 34 were new), but I would like to rewatch "Halloween", "Session 9" and maybe "Ju-On: The Grudge" or "Pulse" (Japanese versions). I'm still a fan of the J-Horror atmosphere, but there does seem to be a law of diminishing returns happening...I've got some in my zip.ca queue that I hope will rectify that somewhat.

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival is happening this month, so I've got 4 tickets already lined up for that (though not all horror). The new Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Retribution) and Pang Brothers (Re-Cycle) will both be selections of mine.

Yahoo! Posted Image



1. 10/01/06 - Dark Tales Of Japan (2004 - Yoshihiro Nakamura, Norio Tsuruta, Koji Shiraishi, Takashi Shimizu and Masayuki Ochiai) Posted Image
2. 10/01/06 - I, Madman (1989 - Tibor Takacs) Posted Image
3. 10/01/06 - Wrong Turn (2003 - Rob Schmidt) Posted Image
4. 10/02/06 - Terror Train (1980 - Roger Spottiswoode) Posted Image
5. 10/03/06 - One Missed Call 2 (2005 - Renpei Tsukamoto) Posted Image
6. 10/03/06 - Lady Vengeance (2005 - Chan-wook Park) Posted ImagePosted Image
7. 10/04/06 - Nightmare On Elm Street (1984 - Wes Craven) Posted Image
8. 10/05/06 - Sorum (2001 - Jong-Chan Yun) Posted Image
9. 10/06/06 - Face (2004 - Sang-Gon Yoo) Posted Image
10. 10/06/06 - Hangman's Curse (2003 - Rafal Zielinski) Posted ImagePosted Image
11. 10/06/06 - The Last Horror Movie (2003 - Julian Richards) Posted Image
12. 10/07/06 - Cursed (2005 - Wes Craven) Posted Image
13. 10/07/06 - Bunshinsaba (2004 - Byeong-ki Ahn) Posted Image
14. 10/07/06 - Dementia 13 (1963 - Francis Ford Coppola) Posted Image
15. 10/08/06 - Wolf Creek (2005 - Greg McLean) Posted Image
16. 10/08/06 - Cronos (1993 - Guillermo del Toro) Posted Image
17. 10/09/06 - House On Haunted Hill (1959 - William Castle) Posted Image
18. 10/09/06 - Night Of The Living Dead (1968 - George Romero) Posted Image
19. 10/10/06 - Dawn Of The Dead (1978 - George Romero) Posted Image
20. 10/10/06 - School Killer (2001 - Carlos Gil) Posted Image
21. 10/11/06 - Near Dark (1987 - Kathryn Bigelow) Posted Image
22. 10/11/06 - The Tingler (1959 - William Castle) Posted Image
23. 10/12/06 - Village Of The Damned (1960 - Wolf Rilla) Posted Image
24. 10/12/06 - Children Of The Damned (1963 - Anton Leader) Posted Image
25. 10/13/06 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971 - Robert Fuest) Posted Image
26. 10/14/06 - Haxan (1922 - Benjamin Christensen) Posted Image
27. 10/14/06 - The Grudge 2 (2006 - Takashi Shimizu) Posted Image
28. 10/15/06 - Inner Senses (2002 - Chi-Leung Law) Posted Image
29. 10/15/06 - Tales From The Gimli Hospital (1988 - Guy Maddin) Posted ImagePosted Image
30. 10/16/06 - Prince Of Darkness (1987 - John Carpenter) Posted Image
31. 10/16/06 - Unborn But Forgotten (2002 - Chang-Jae Lim) Posted Image
32. 10/17/06 - Gemini (1999 - Shinya Tsukamoto) Posted Image
33. 10/17/06 - Gojira (1954 - Ishiro Honda) Posted Image
34. 10/18/06 - The Cat And The Canary (1979 - Radley Metzger) Posted Image
35. 10/18/06 - Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956 - Don Siegel) Posted Image
36. 10/19/06 - Acacia (2003 - Ki-Hyung Park) Posted Image
37. 10/20/06 - Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003 - Takashi Shimizu) Posted Image
38. 10/20/06 - The Woods (2006 - Lucky McKee) Posted Image
39. 10/20/06 - The Masque Of Red Death (1964 - Roger Corman) Posted Image
40. 10/21/06 - Retribution (2006 - Kiyoshi Kurosawa) Posted Image
41. 10/21/06 - The Premature Burial (1962 - Roger Corman) Posted Image
42. 10/22/06 - Re-cycle (2006 - Oxide Pang Chun and Danny Pang) Posted Image
43. 10/24/06 - Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (2006 - Scott Glosserman) Posted Image
44. 10/24/06 - Infection (2004 - Masayuki Ochiai) Posted Image
45. 10/25/06 - The Card Player (2004 - Dario Argento) Posted Image
46. 10/25/06 - Omen (2003 - Thammarak Kamuttmanoch) Posted Image
47. 10/26/06 - From Dusk Till Dawn (1996 - Robert Rodriguez) Posted Image
48. 10/26/06 - The Exorcist (1973 - William Friedkin) Posted Image
49. 10/27/06 - Shikoku (1999 - Shunichi Nagasaki) Posted Image
50. 10/28/06 - J Horror Anthology: Underworld (2005 - Various) Posted Image
51. 10/28/06 - The Ugly (1997 - Scott Reynolds) Posted Image
52. 10/29/06 - Night Of The Demon (1957 - Jacques Tourneur) Posted Image
53. 10/29/06 - Theater Of Blood (1973 - Douglas Hickox) Posted Image
54. 10/29/06 - Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961 - Roger Corman) Posted ImagePosted Image
55. 10/30/06 - Black Sabbath (1963 - Mario Bava) Posted Image
56. 10/31/06 - Stagefright: Aquarius (aka Deliria) (1987 - Michele Soavi) Posted Image



#14 of 736 OFFLINE   Jason Roer

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Posted September 30 2006 - 04:20 AM

Hey All,

Here's my place holder. I'm still away at the film festivals - Shriekfest LA now, and I won't be getting back until Oct. 3rd. Luckily I'm at a horror fest, so I'll be catching a couple flicks on SUnday - but Monday and Tuesday are pretty much gone. Oh Well. It's really too bad that last week didn't count. I was at FantasticFest in Austin and I saw a ton of horror flicks.

One film in particular every single person here needs to see. It's called Hatchet. It played at Tribeca last year and it's been making it's run around the circuit. It's getting a theatrical release in January. The film is simply put, the BEST FUCKING HORROR FILM released in years. It is so well written and funny and has unbelievable gore! I've never seen an audience go so crazy for a film in my life and I am willing to say it is actually the best movie experience of my life - the energy in the room was astounding! It won the AUDIENCE AWARD for best of fest. The director, ADAM GREEN, is such an amazing guy too. Just a cool cat who is the genuine article. He really takes the time to listen to all his fans and shoot the shit - hanging out with them till all hours of the morning. So go see Hatchet in January!

All right - I'm so excited to get this challenge on! I'm not going to get the 54 of last year - but I am comitting to watching 1 a day. So hopefully with couple marathons on weekends, I'll be able to get around 40.

I hope everyone has as much fun as we've had in the past years! Looking forward to everyone's reviews.

Cheers,

Jason

#15 of 736 OFFLINE   Rick Spruill

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Posted September 30 2006 - 06:32 PM

This seems to be one of the few threads I ever post in at this forum. But I love the challenge.


Ratings: BOMB to Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
First time viewings in bold:

10/1 - The Mole People (1956, Virgil W. Vogel) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/1 - The Devil's Wedding Night (1973, Luigi Batzella) - Posted Image
10/2 - The Monolith Monsters (1957, John Sherwood) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/3 - The Black Castle (1952, Nathan Juran) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/4 - Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976, William Grefe) - BOMB
10/5 - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, Jack Arnold) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/6 - Tarantula (1955, Jack Arnold) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/6 - Deep Red (1975, Dario Argento) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/7 - Calling Dr. Death (1943, Reginald LeBorg) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/7 - Spoorloos (1988, George Sluizer) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/8 - The Queen of Spades (1949, Thorold Dickinson) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/8 - Weird Woman (1944, Reginald LeBord) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/10 - Dead Man's Eyes (1944, Reginald LeBord) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/11 - Mad Love (1935, Karl Freund) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/12 - The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932, Charles Brabin) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/12 - The Cat and the Canary (1927, Paul Leni) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/12 - Mark of the Vampire (1935, Tod Browning) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/13 - Dark Waters (1994, Mariano Baino) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/13 - King of the Zombies (1941, Jean Yarbrough) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/13 - Doctor X (1932, Michael Curtiz) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/13 - The Return of Doctor X (1939, Vincent Sherman) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/14 - The Mummy (1932, Karl Freund) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/14 - I Walked with a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/14 - Bad Inclination (2003, Pierfrancesco Campanella) - BOMB
10/15 - The Climax (1944, George Waggner) - Posted Image
10/15 - Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (1974, Robert Oliver) - BOMB
10/17 - Bride of Frankenstein (1935, James Whale) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/17 - Son of Frankenstein (1939, Rowland V. Lee) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/17 - The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942, Erle C. Kenton) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/18 - Devil Bat's Daughter (1946, Frank Wisbar) - Posted Image
10/18 - Strait-Jacket (1964, William Castle) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/19 - Count Dracula's Great Love (1972, Javier Aguirre) - Posted Image
10/20 - The Man They Could Not Hang (1939, Nick Grinde) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/21 - The Black Room (1935, Roy William Neil) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/22 - The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942, Lew Landers) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/23 - My Bloody Valentine (1981, George Mihalka) - Posted Image
10/23 - The Mummy (1959, Terence Fisher) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/24 - Monster on the Campus (1958, Jack Arnold) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/24 - The Frozen Ghost (1945, Harold Young) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/25 - The Return of the Vampire (1944, Lew Landers) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/25 - High Tension (2003, Alexandre Aja) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/26 - Son of Dracula (1943, Robert Siodmak) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/26 - Bloody Pit of Horror (1965, Massimo Pupillo) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/26 - The Black Cat (1934, Edgar G. Ulmer) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/27 - Strange Confession (1945, John Hoffman) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/27 - Them! (1954, Gordon Douglas) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/27 - The Beyond (1981, Lucio Fulci) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/28 - Revenge of the Creature (1955, Jack Arnold) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/28 - The Creature Walks Among Us (1956, John Sherwood) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/28 - Army of Darkness (1992, Sam Raimi) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/29 - MOH: Jenifer (2005, Dario Argento) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/29 - Pillow of Death (1945, Wallace Ford) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/30 - It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955, Robert Gordon) - Posted ImagePosted Image
10/30 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943, Roy William Neil) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
10/31 - Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


Totals: 55 (27 New, 28 Repeats)


#16 of 736 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 30 2006 - 10:31 PM

2004: 59
2005: 45


I'm not sure whether I can participate or not, mainly because I'm starting a tradition of saving my 31 favorite Universal Horror oldies for me to watch every October, and that means I'll always be watching many of these same films every year (plus a few different ones as they get thrown in here and there too). And there's not much point talking about the same movies over and over each year.

So maybe Matt can let me know if this qualifies. Otherwise, I don't mind stepping out.

#17 of 736 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted September 30 2006 - 11:22 PM

Go for it, Joe. I half-considering nixing the re-watch rule anyway. It made sense the first couple of years, but now that some of us have literally watched hundreds of horror movies over these last 7 years, re-watches are fine. We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Leaving for work now (ug), but should be able to watch two or three when I get back tonight.
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#18 of 736 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted October 01 2006 - 02:58 AM

This spot is reserved...for TERROR!

Ratings:

**** Excellent
*** Good
** Fair
* Poor
BOMB

Note: "Fun Factor" -- When a film has few/no technical or acting/writing/directing merits, but is entertaining despite (or because) of this, I give it an additional "Fun Factor" rating, if its normal rating falls below three stars.

First-time viewings are in blue:

Watched so far:

Sunday, 10/01

1. LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1973) DVD, Rating: ***
2. TARANTULA (1955) DVD, Rating: ***
3. THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS (1958) DVD, Rating: * (Fun Factor: ***1/2)

Monday, 10/02

4. THE WOODS (2005) DVD, Rating: **1/2
5. THE GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI (1966) DVD, Rating: BOMB

Tuesday, 10/03

6. THE BRAINIAC (1961-Mexican) DVD, Rating: BOMB (Fun Factor: ***)
7. AUDREY ROSE (1977) DVD, Rating: **1/2
8. THE SENTINEL (1976) DVD, Rating: **1/2

Wednesday, 10/04

9. THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956) DVD, Rating: ** (Fun Factor: **1/2)
10. THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) DVD, Rating: ***1/2
11. TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975, TV Movie) DVD, Rating: ***1/2

Thursday, 10/05

12. THE LEGACY (1978-British) DVD, **1/2
13. THE BOWERY BOYS MEET THE MONSTERS (1954) VHS from TV, ** (Fun Factor: ***)

Friday, 10/06

14. CHRISTINE (1983) DVD, ***1/2

Saturday, 10/07

15. THE GREAT YOKAI WAR (2005-Japanese) DVD, ***1/2

Sunday, 10/08

16. BOO (2005) DVD, *1/2
17. ABOMINABLE (2005) DVD, **1/2

Monday, 10/09

18. INFRA-MAN (1975-Hong Kong) DVD, BOMB (Fun Factor: ****)

Tuesday, 10/10

19. THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932) DVD, ***
20. THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957) DVD, ***

Wednesday, 10/11

21. THE X FROM OUTER SPACE (1967-Japanese) DVR, *1/2 (Fun Factor: **1/2)

Thursday, 10/12

22. THE DEVIL BAT (1941) DVR, * (Fun Factor: ***)
23. MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS (1958) DVD, *1/2 (Fun Factor: ***)

Sunday, 10/15

24. FEAST (2006) DVD, ***
25. THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991) DVD, **1/2
26. CAT'S EYE (1984) DVD, ***
27. THE OMEN (2006) DVD, ***
28. THE FUNHOUSE (1981) DVD, **1/2

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Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#19 of 736 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted October 01 2006 - 05:38 AM

I can definitely watch 13 movies before Halloween and I should be able to pull off 31 movies.

Starting at midnight on October 1 and I'll stop at midnight on October 31, I watched:

10/01/06
1. Dr. Giggles I caught it at midnight on Universal HD and it was bad as I remember.
2. Halloween II My favorite Halloween sequel. It's not the best movie and I've seen this movie more times than I want to admit but I still love it.
3. A Nightmare On Elm Street It's been quite since I've seen it. I waited for the challenge to watch the DVD and I wasn't that bothered by the new transfer but the missing sound effects stuck out like a sore thumb to me.

#20 of 736 ONLINE   Greg Black

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Posted October 01 2006 - 05:44 AM

Reserving my spot here!

As always, I look forward to participating in discussion with my friends here at the HTF. I anticipate the October Scary Movie Challenge all year!

Okay, here we go:


10/01
1. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

10/03
2. They Live
3. Westworld

10/05
4. The Return Of The Living Dead

10/06
5. Scream

10/07
6. Scream 2

10/20
7. Friday The 13th
8. Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

10/21
9. Cabin Fever

10/23
10. Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

10/24
11. Halloween 4
12. Halloween 5

10/25
13. The Lost Boys

10/29
14. Signs
15. Shaun Of The Dead

10/31
16. Halloween





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