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***Official 8th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge***


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#1 of 639 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted September 23 2007 - 07:42 AM

**Official 8th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge***



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. Ten new discoveries are recommended for this one. 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.


2006 ULTIMATE SPLATTER-HEADS

Michael Elliott - 93
Russell G - 86
TravisR - 72
Peter M Fitzgerald - 71
SteveGon - 70
Martin T - 65
Mario Gauci - 62
MichaelGH - 57
JohnRice - 57
Bob Turnbull - 56
Rick Spruill - 55
Jason Roer - 54
Joe Karlosi - 49
John Stell - 43
Chucky P - 40
Malcolm R - 37
Christopher B - 36
Jacob McGraw - 33
Sandro - 32
Tim Tucker - 31
Garrett Lundy - 31
Brian Kissinger - 31


Turner Classic Movies Horror/Sci-Fi/Thriller Listings

All times EST.

10/03

10:30am The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
3:15am Jaws (1975)

10/05

10:00am Festival of Shorts w/The Tell-Tale Heart (1942)
10:30am The Vampire (1957)
12:00pm Return Of Dracula, The (1958)
1:30pm Dead Men Walk (1943)
2:45pm Vampire Bat, The (1933)
4:00pm Last Man On Earth, The (1964)
5:30pm My Son, the Vampire (1952)
6:45pm Return of the Vampire, The (1944)
8:00pm Curse of the Demon (1958)
9:45pm Cat People (1942)
11:00pm I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
12:15am Leopard Man, The (1943)

10/09

12:45am Suspicion (1941)
2:30am Picture of Dorian Gray, The (1945)

10/10

6:15am Body Snatcher, The (1945)
7:45am Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1941)

10/12

6:00am Wild, Wild Planet, The (1965)
7:45am From The Earth To The Moon (1958)
9:30am Thing From Another World, The (1951)
11:00am Watch the Skies! (2005)
12:00pm Forbidden Planet (1956)
2:00pm Invisible Boy, The (1957)
3:30pm 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)
8:00pm Homicidal (1961)
9:30pm Strait-Jacket (1964)
11:15pm 13 Ghosts (1960)
12:45am Tingler, The (1959)

10/14

2:30am Eyes Without a Face (1960)
4:15am Der Traum des Allan Grey (1932)

10/18

12:00pm Between Two Worlds (1944)

10/19

6:00am Brain That Wouldn't Die, The (1962)
7:30am Soul of a Monster, The (1944)
8:45am I Bury The Living (1958)
10:15am Tomb Of Ligeia, The (1964)
11:45am Abominable Dr. Phibes, The (1971)
1:45pm Dementia 13 (1963)
3:00pm Berserk (1967)
4:45pm Scream of Fear (1961)
6:15pm Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
8:00pm Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
9:15pm Freaks (1932)
10:30pm Devil Doll, The (1936)
12:00am London After Midnight (1927)
1:00am Unknown, The (1927)

10/21

12:00pm House Of Usher (1960)
1:30pm War Of The Worlds, The (1953)
6:15pm Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

10/26

12:15pm Voodoo Island (1957)
1:45pm Zombies On Broadway (1945)
3:00pm King Of The Zombies (1941)
4:15pm Revenge Of The Zombies (1943)
5:30pm Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
6:45pm White Zombie (1932)
8:00pm Bucket of Blood, A (1959)
9:15pm Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
10:30pm Pit And The Pendulum (1961)
12:00am Terror, The (1963)
2:00am Carnival of Souls (1962)

10/28

12:15am Mr. Wu (1927)
2:00am Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)
3:30am Kwaidan (1964)

10/31

6:00am Devil Bat, The (1940)
7:30am Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, The (1964)
9:00am Bride of the Monster (1955)
10:30am Revenge of Frankenstein, The (1958)
12:15pm Cry of the Werewolf (1944)
1:30pm Werewolf, The (1956)
3:00pm Mystery Of The Wax Museum, The (1933)
4:30pm House Of Usher (1960)
6:00pm Haunting, The (1963)
8:00pm Bedlam (1946)
9:30pm Invisible Ray, The (1936)
11:00pm Body Snatcher, The (1945)
12:30am Old Dark House, The (1932)
2:00am Die, Monster, Die ! (1965)
3:30am Walking Dead, The (1936)
4:45am Isle Of The Dead (1945)


Fox Movie Channel 24 Hours of Horror

10/28

6:00am The Lost World (1960)
7:33am The Undying Monster (1942)
9:00am The Alligator People (1959)
10:30am Horror of It All (1964)
12:00pm The Undying Monster (1942)
1:30pm The Alligator People (1959)
3:00pm Horror of it All (1964)
4:30pm Vault of Horror (1973)
6:30pm Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
8:00pm Devils of Darkness (1965)
10:00pm Freaked (1993)
11:30pm Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
1:00am Devils of Darkness (1965)
2:30am Freaked (1993)
4:00am Vault of Horror (1973)

10/31

6:00am The Alligator People (1959)
7:30am The Innocents (1961)
9:30am Cabinet of Caligari (1962)
11:30am Vault of Horror (1973)
1:30pm The Innocents (1961)
3:30pm Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964)
6:00pm PRetty Poison (1968)
8:00pm Race with the Devil (1975)
9:30pm Terror Train (1980)
11:30pm Freaked (1993)
1:00am Terror Train
3:00am Freaked (1993)
4:30am Race with the Devil (1975)

#2 of 639 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted September 23 2007 - 08:55 AM

Since I have oodles of free time and my work schedule seems very light (though that could change), I'm gonna aim for 100 movies this time. I don't know if I'll be able to pull it off but I'll give it a shot. In the end, I'll be happy if I beat my score of 72 from last year.

Thanks for the TCM listing!

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Posted September 23 2007 - 11:36 AM

I'll be participating, but not in the "Splatter Heads" segment. 13 will be my goal, though I expect I may go over that.

BTW, Michael, you might put a link back to last year's challenge, just to make it a little easier to see what we all did last year.


My 2006 list is Here, and I will be keeping my tally in this post.

New viewings are RED.


(1) Bug - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
After the severely conflicting opinions I had read and heard about this one, I decided to give it every possible chance, and it really needs it. This is one freaky, metaphorical story of insecurity and outright insanity. In the end, it works for me, but you really have to let go of the literal.


(2) Phantasm - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A mildly entertaining flick, which I may have seen, more or less, some 20+ years ago in the very early days of home video. The famous orb is a fun touch, but to me, one of the few interesting parts. The extra-terrestrial tie-in at the end came off as a bit odd for me.


(3) Flight of the Living Dead - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
After a bit of a slow start, this not-quite-satire picks up and has a few mildly amusing moments. I would have liked a more fatalistic ending (think, DC of Army of Darkness) than what it actually had.

"So, you thought I was the one gnawing on the passengers?
No, I'm a vegetarian."


Hotties in peril, part 1
(4) Turistas - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A group of 20 and 30 somethings goes to Brazil for some beach partying and finds themselves fleeing from an angry town mob after being robbed and hitting a kid in the head with a rock. Unfortunately, someone has plans for them which are "pretty ****ing elaborate and pretty ****ing **cked". Gore hound seem to be disappointed by there not being enough gore, but the one truly gory scene is just enough for me. Plus, you have several hot women spending most of their time in very small bikinis. Sure, this could use more nudity, what what couldn't? This is like a slasher flick with a twist, and it has very good suspense, plus an excellent final chase sequence. Melissa George in a tiny bikini is worth 3.5 stars all on her own.


(5) I Stand Alone - Posted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A nameless (At least I don't remember him having a name) middle aged man suddenly realizes his life has been, in his opinion, a complete failure and roams the streets of various French cities fantasizing about what methods of revenge he would like to take. Gaspar Noe's lead-in to his nearly hurl-inducing Irreversible isn't nearly as disturbing as Steve Gon had led me to believe. Yes, there is one particularly brutal and disturbing scene as well as one that is potentially so, but it fell rather flat for me on the whole. This is basically just a hateful man mumbling to himself for 90 minutes.


(6) Lodger (1927) Posted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
I tossed in this early, silent Hitchcock after some recent discussion of the various film versions. Clearly inspired by Jack the Ripper, Lodger tells the story of a killer roaming the streets of 1920s London killing blonde haired women. At least, that is what it seems it is supposed to be about. It is really just a snoozer. Interesting that these murder mysteries haven't changed much on 80 years. Misdiraction, prejudice, and so on. The cheapo DVD I have includes an amusingly inappropriate soundtrack.


(7) October 7, 2007 - bomb
It's early fall in Denver Colorado and the Broncos are hosting division rival San Diego Chargers. Long story short, Denver 3, San Diego 41 in the worst home NFL loss in Denver history. Hey, if others can include The Man With Two Brains and TV shows, I can include this three hour epic of horror, particularly since I have 11 more of these to look forward too. considering the "quality" of almost all horror flicks, this is probably the most horrifying thing I will see all month. The Broncos are truly, sublimely crappy.


(8) 28 Weeks Later - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Six months have passed, the infected are all dead and the US military is brought in to gallantly and heroically protect citizens as they begin to re-populate London. All goes fabulously well

This is a surprisingly dark and brutal film, and I think I agree with Steve, it is better than the original, but it is also fundamentally different in theme, though I couldn't exactly explain why. There are plenty of gory and sadistic movies to choose from, but they lack the, as I said, brutality of this one. There is more to the grim aspect of this than the run-of-the-mill death and severed limbs.

There were a couple things I thought went a bit far, such as Robert Carlyle showing up, over, and over, and over, and over, as well as the mindlessness of the military. It also seemed more than subtle that this included some type of metaphor for current events, not only on the side of the military, but also that of their targets. Of course, this is kind a touchy area on HTF. I also came away planning to give Ravenous a viewing. Posted Image

I'll be surprised if this isn't the best new viewing I have this challenge. Well, this and Bug.


(9) Demon Seed - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
I guess I had only ever seen this on TV and I've probably never actually sat down for the whole thing, so I'm counting it as a new viewing. It's a lot weirder than I thought. 70s camp and Julie Christie being molested by a Rubik's Cube. What could be better?

(10) Ravenous - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Seriously warped story of a Civil War soldier who is granted Hero status by hiding among the dead and not getting killed himself, and is rewarded by being sent to an absurdly remote outpost in the Sierras. Of course, that's not really what it is about.

Weird, fun movie. Have a nice big dish of lasagna while you watch.

HE WAS LICKING ME!!!


(11) Spider Baby - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Campy 60s horror comedy about a family with a rare (as in they are the only ones who have it) disorder which causes them to become more immature as they grow older. Now I know what Sid Haig was doing 40 years before Rob Zombie started casting him. He looked weird back then, and still looks pretty much as weird now.

(12) Night of the Comet - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Softball 80s camp horror comedy about two teenage girls dealing with the virtual elimination of the human race after a comet turns most people to dust and most of the rest into Omega Man style zombielike creatures. It's been at least 20 years since I saw this one, and it hasn't quite held up. Certainly not as well as Catherine Mary Stewart has.

"Who wants to eat a live cat?"

(13) In a Glass Cage - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A sadistic Nazi Doctor who was fond of performing experiments on young boys escapes to (presumably) Argentina, but his continuing behavior causes him to attempt suicide. Unfortunately for him, his attempt lands him paralyzed in an iron lung. His wife has grown tired of the constant attention he requires and decides to hire someone to do the dirty work. Enter Alejandro, a young man who has his own plans for the good doctor, but they aren't exactly what you probably think they are.

This is a thriller in the slasher vein, but with far too much character and depth and far tool little blood to appeal to many slasher fans. Yeah, that was a slam. Live with it. It also has one of the most truly sadistic acts I have ever seen in a movie, and a buch of only slightly less sadistic ones.

Hotties in Peril, Part 2
(14) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
For me, this is basically as good as a slasher can get. I know the fiends worship the original, but the reason escapes me. I like the tongue-in-cheek white trash satire aspect of this, and then there is Jessica Biel and her hipsters and tight white t-shirt. Hell, that earns 3.5 stars all on it's own. Lose an undergarment and it's 5 stars all the way. Not much else to say, though Lee Ermey is comical, Jessica is the whole reason for this flick.

(15) Manos, The Hands of Fate - Posted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Yeah, it's basically every bit as bad as its reputation. The only reason I give it one star is the pesky thought running through my mind during the entire second half that it really is a porn flick, without any porn.

Hotties in Peril, Pt. 3
(15) The Eighteenth Angel - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Overwrought, predictable, familiar story of a group of secretly Satanic Priests executing eighteen angels to prompt Satan's return to rule humanity. Enter hottie designate Lucy (Rachael Leigh Cook), an aspiring model who's mother takes a high altitude nosedive after merely glimpsing the head Priest. Did I mention her name is Lucy? I don't know if it was intentional, but most of this story was obvious by the time the opening credits finished. Oh yeah, Cook's character is named Lucy.

This is a nice looking movie which is so derivative, I was constantly thinking of others like The Omen, The Ninth Gate, and even Eyes Without a Face. Oh well, Rachael is absolutely stunning to look at. Did I mention her character's name? It's Lucy.

(16) Bruiser - Posted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Snoozer would be a better title for this silly Romero flick.

(17) Maniac (1934) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
After Michael's comments, I just had to watch this one. What a bizarre flick. Cats fighting, nudity, superimposed Satan and minions, and lots of waxing poetic. This one should be held in classic status along with Reefer Madness.

(18) The Beyond - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Go figure. You are down on your luck when you inherit a hotel in New Orleans, only to find it resides on the Seventh Gate of Hell. Sometimes life just sucks. Typical Giallo, long on style, short on sense, and lots of wax figures melting. Not sure I'll ever understand the ending, if there is anything to understand.

(19) BtVS: Beer Bad - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Buffy and a few arrogant new friends find themselves de-evolving and end up pretty much trying to destroy whatever they can get their hands on. A friend considers this by far the worst episode of the entire series, but I really enjoyed it this time around. The scenes with Willow and Parker are great.

(20) BtVS: Hush - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Probably the best TV Halloween episode of all time. A group of "Gentlemen" arrive in Sunnydale, take everyones' voices and start to perform some surgical procedures. Excellent demons in this one.

(21) The Most Dangerous Game (1932) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
A wealthy Russian Count rigs the bouys near his private South Pacific island to ground passing ships, then uses the surviving passengers as sport. Excellent production for 1932 and interesting story. Weird how well lit that jungle is in the middle of the night.

(22) Vampyres (1974) - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
Naked lesbian vampires in England. What's the story? Hell, who cares?

(23) Killer Klowns from Outer Space - http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
A comet hits earth and turns out to be invading clowns who off humans in various amusing ways. I hadn't watched this one since I bought the DVD about 5 years ago. Still, one of the best horror satires, and it gets props for the great , creepy clowns.

(24) Spider - http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
One of the better psychological "horrors" from David Cronenberg. Dennis "Spider" Clegg has just been released from a mental hospital, returned to the city of his childhood and is now, seemingly, observing his own youth and the events leading up to his time being locked up. I find it highly likely this was influenced in no small way by Bergman's Persona, with its abstract story and blurred characters

(25) Transformers - http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
I know there's "Suspension of disbelief", but this movie creates the concept of "Suspension of Consciousness". This almost feels like Michael Bay lampooning himself, and maybe it is. I was constantly finding myself stating, out loud, what was going to happen next. "Ok, she's going to get out of the car and start working on it." "Sugar Rush". It's also just a really weird movie, but also kind of fun in the end, and has lots of nice cleavage on display.

(26) Petrified (2006) - bomb
The RedBox synopsis for this direct to video masterpiece includes the line "After an undercover antique deal gets ruined by an idiot pair of low-lifes, a mummified alien comes back to life and is let loose on a psych ward filled with unsuspecting, stunning nymphomaniacs" so it sounded promising at least as some amusing trash. Of course, the imdb page lists a complete cast of 15, and 210 producers. It's really just a pile of trash.

(27) The Devil's Rejects - http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
This is an extremely well made film, if sick, sadistic stories are your type of thing. The "Wrath of God" aspect was interesting to me, on my second viewing. Sherrie Moon sure is interesting too. I can't imagine how much they must have spent on music rights for this one, or how they even got the rights to some of it for this kind of movie. I actually found myself "enjoying" it a lot of the time.

I know QT and Robert Rodriguez got a lot of ink and attention for their lame-ass, simple minded "homage" cheap rip-offs of "Grindhouse" films, but unlike the similarly ham-fisted "homages" they have done recently (particularly the thoroughly successful attempts to show how little they understand Sergio Leone, in Kill Bill 2 and Once Upon a Time in Mexico) Rob Zombie did a far more skilled and creative homage here, minus all the hype. Scratched film and abrupt "reel changes" don't make for creativity, or even a good movie. This is the true homage, and a significantly better result, in my opinion. Apologies to all the QT (and RR) worshippers out there.

(28) Carrie - http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
Not much new to say about this one. Sissy Spacek is excellent and Piper Laurie is chilling. Maybe I'll watch the re-make, just for grins.

(29) Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
I'm sure some people will grumble about me including this one, but it Transformers fits, so does this. I seriously enjoyed this modernized serial the first time I saw it a few years ago, and I still like it. Kerry Conran definitely understands serials and went for broke here.

(30) Black Candles - http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
Standard issue raunchy, eurotrash horror, but gets at least an extra star for the balls to be borderline hardcore. Lots of fun stuff, including good old girl on girl action, goat fallating (for starters) and lots of muffin eating. There's a story in there somewhere too. Think Rosemary's Baby with truckloads of gratuitous sex and nudity.

(31) An American Werewolf in London - http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
It's been years since I saw this one and it's still pretty fun, even if not much actually happens. Someone expressed some sentiments about Fairuza Balk recently, ditto that, in spades, for Jenny Agutter.

(32) Irreversible
When I first watched this about four years ago I wondered why anyone would ever want to make it. My opinion hasn't changed. No rating, because I still don't know what to think of it.

(33) Silent Hill - http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif / http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
This video game movie is different from most since it isn't a movie adaptation of the game so much as the game being played out in a movie. I think a lot of people didn't catch onto that, and unless you do, it comes off as poorly thought out. It is still a fairly weird experience, too long and the ending seems kind of pointless, other than to set up a sequel. Still, it's cool looking. Story has a heavy dose of Ringu with a touch of Carrie tossed in.


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#4 of 639 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 23 2007 - 12:17 PM

I'll participate, though it'll be - as usual - many, many of the same traditional Universal Horror films I like to watch every October, along with some new first-timers (of course). My goal each year is to top myself from previous years. I managed only 49 last time, and I think 59 one other year was as high as I managed to go.

If The Mets are out of the playoffs and World Series, it'll make this MUCH easier.

#5 of 639 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted September 23 2007 - 01:29 PM

Well, I'm in again this year! I plan on re-reading last year's thread to see if there are any movies that I need to put in my Netflix queue before this starts. My personal goal: 31 movies minimum. I have the list of what I watched last year, so no repeat viewings (although if I didn't watch it in last year's challenge it's fair game). I have lots that I bought recently to get caught up on and there's a TON in my Netflix queue...so no shortage of movies to see!

#6 of 639 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 23 2007 - 01:49 PM

Thank you for the TCM & FOX October movie listings. You have no idea how helpful that is (IFC would be nice if anybody wants to torture themselves by trying to navigate their website).

Barring some unseen tragedy I'll be going for Splatterhead status again this year, This year I will NOT be repeating my 'all foriegn-language horror' experiment: In 2006 it nearly drove me insane some of those movies were so bad. (I'm lookin in your direction Italy)

This year I'm even more prepared: I haven't watched a scary/horror movie since last October! except Invasion which I caught as a drive-in triple feature. Over 50 new movies in my Netflix queue. (Thanks to the USPS I have no chance of getting all 50 by 10/31... but at least I'm prepared)
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Posted September 23 2007 - 05:57 PM

I suppose I'll join this year. Posted Image This post will be my place holder in which I'll keep my tally running.

I might have to get my DVR going to copy all those TCM films. Lot's of neat sounding stuff!

Final tally is here!

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Posted September 24 2007 - 05:49 AM

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#9 of 639 OFFLINE   Bob Turnbull

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Posted September 24 2007 - 06:11 AM

Yeah, I can't pass up doing this again. Much fun. Don't think I'll hit 56 films like I did last year, but I won't have any problems finding ones to watch. Like Malcolm, I'm gathering titles - the Bava box (number 2 is being released later in October as well), some Midnite movies, some Val Lewton I still haven't got to, etc.

Should be a good month.

#10 of 639 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted September 24 2007 - 06:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm R
There's been a definite deficiency of horror viewing in my life lately.

Mine too. Not nearly enough horror.

#11 of 639 OFFLINE   Mario Gauci

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Posted September 24 2007 - 09:29 AM

10/01/07: 1)WITCHCRAFT(Don Sharp, 1964)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/01/07: 2)LE AMANTI DEL MOSTRO aka THE LOVER OF THE MONSTER(Sergio Garrone, 1974)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/02/07: 3)DEVILS OF DARKNESS aka TALISMAN(Lance Comfort, 1965)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/02/07:JEKYLL (TV) [Episode 1](Giorgio Albertazzi, 1969)N/A -VHS{First Viewing}
10/02/07: 4)TRANCERS aka FUTURE COP(Charles Band, 1985)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/03/07: 5)THE FLY(Kurt Neumann, 1958)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{Second Viewing}
10/03/07:JEKYLL (TV) [Episode 2](Giorgio Albertazzi, 1969)N/A -VHS{First Viewing}
10/03/07: 6)LA CHIESA aka THE CHURCH(Michele Soavi, 1989)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental [Dubbed In English]{First Viewing}

10/04/07: 7)RETURN OF THE FLY(Edward L. Bernds, 1959)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/04/07:JEKYLL (TV) [Episode 3](Giorgio Albertazzi, 1969)N/A -VHS{First Viewing}
10/04/07: 8)MASTERS OF HORROR: JENIFER (TV)(Dario Argento, 2005)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}

10/05/07: 9)CURSE OF THE FLY(Don Sharp, 1965)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/05/07: 10)JEKYLL (TV) [Episode 4](Giorgio Albertazzi, 1969)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -VHS{First Viewing}

10/06/07: 11)DARIO ARGENTO: AN EYE FOR HORROR (TV)(Leon Ferguson, 2000)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R [Extra]{First Viewing}
10/06/07: 12)DRACULA'S DOG aka ZOLTAN...HOUND OF DRACULA (Albert Band, 1978)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/07/07: 13)THE AVENGING CONSCIENCE, OR: THOU SHALT NOT KILL(D.W. Griffith, 1914)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/07/07: 14)THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER(Melville Webber and J.S. Watson, 1928)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R [Short]{First Viewing}
10/07/07: 15)THE TELLTALE HEART(Charles F. Klein, 1928)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R [Short]{First Viewing}
10/07/07: 16)IL TUO VIZIO E` UNA STANZA CHIUSA E SOLO IO NE HO LA CHIAVE aka YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY and GENTLY BEFORE SHE DIES and EXCITE ME(Sergio Martino, 1972) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/07/07: 17)DUE OCCHI DIABOLICI aka TWO EVIL EYES(George A. Romero and Dario Argento, 1990) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/08/07: 18)DARK WATERS aka DEAD WATERS [Director's Cut](Mariano Baino, 1994)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/08/07: 19)DREAM CAR(Mariano Baino, 1989)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD [Short; Extra]{First Viewing}
10/08/07: 20)CARUNCULA(Mariano Baino, 1990)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD [Short; Extra]{First Viewing}
10/08/07: 21)NEVER EVER AFTER(Mariano Baino, 2004)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD [Short; Extra]{First Viewing}

10/09/07: 22)CATTIVE INCLINAZIONI aka BAD INCLINATION(Pierfrancesco Campanella, 2003)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}
10/09/07: 23)VIRUS aka HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD and NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES and ZOMBIE CREEPING FLESH(Bruno Mattei, 1980)BOMB -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/10/07: 24)DRACULA CONTRA FRANKENSTEIN aka DRACULA, PRISONER OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE SCREAMING DEAD (Jesus Franco, 1971)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/10/07: 25)LES EXPERIENCES EROTIQUES DE FRANKENSTEIN aka THE EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN and THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN(Jesus Franco, 1972)Posted ImagePosted Image -DivX [Dubbed In English]{Second Viewing; First In This Guise}

10/12/07: 26) THE RETURN OF DRACULA aka THE CURSE OF DRACULA and THE FANTASTIC DISAPPEARING MAN(Paul Landres, 1958)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/12/07: 27) THE VAMPIRE aka MARK OF THE VAMPIRE(Paul Landres, 1957)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}

10/13/07: 28) THE WITCHING [1983 Re-Edited Version Of NECROMANCY](Bert I. Gordon, 1972)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}
10/13/07: 29) EMPIRE OF THE ANTS(Bert I. Gordon, 1977)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}
10/13/07: 30) THE LOST BOYS(Joel Schumacher, 1987)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/14/07: 31) LA ROSE ECORCHEE` aka THE BLOOD ROSE and RAVAGED(Claude Mulot, 1969)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD{First Viewing}
10/14/07: 32) THE MONSTER SQUAD(Fred Dekker, 1987)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX {Second Viewing}

10/15/07: 33)LES PREDATEURS DE LA NUIT aka FACELESS(Jesus Franco, 1988)Posted ImagePosted Image -DivX [Dubbed In English]{First Viewing}
10/15/07: 34)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 1: WITCHING TIME] (TV)(Don Leaver, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/15/07: 35)NIGHT OF THE CREEPS(Fred Dekker, 1986)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX {First Viewing}

10/16/07: 36)THE VAULT OF HORROR aka TALES FROM THE CRYPT, PART II(Roy Ward Baker, 1973)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX {First Viewing}
10/16/07: 37)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 2: THE THIRTEENTH REUNION] (TV)(Peter Sasdy, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/16/07: 38)CANNIBAL FEROX aka MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY and WOMAN FROM DEEP RIVER(Umberto Lenzi, 1981)BOMB -DVD Rental [Dubbed In English]{First Viewing}

10/17/07: 39)THE UNCANNY(Denis Heroux, 1977)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX {First Viewing}
10/17/07: 40)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 3: RUDE AWAKENING] (TV)(Peter Sasdy, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/17/07: 41)THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS(Kevin Connor, 1982)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/18/07: 42)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 4: GROWING PAINS] (TV)(Francis Megahy, 1980)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/18/07: 43)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 5: THE HOUSE THAT BLED TO DEATH] (TV)(Tom Clegg, 1980)
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10/19/07: 44)VACANCY(Nimrod Antal, 2007)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}
10/19/07: 45)TALES FROM THE CRYPT: AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE (TV)(Robert Zemeckis, 1989)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental [Short]{First Viewing}
10/19/07: 46)THE REAPING(Stephen Hopkins, 2007)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/20/07: 47)TALES FROM THE CRYPT: YELLOW (TV)(Robert Zemeckis, 1991)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental [Short]{First Viewing}
10/20/07: 48)TALES FROM THE CRYPT: YOU, MURDERER (TV)(Robert Zemeckis, 1995)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental [Short]{First Viewing}
10/20/07: 49)HALLOWEEN(Rob Zombie, 2007)Posted ImagePosted Image -Theatrical Release{First Viewing}

10/21/07: 50) EDGE OF SANITY(Gerard Kikoine, 1989)Posted ImagePosted Image -TV{First Viewing}
10/21/07: 51) KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS(John "Bud" Cardos, 1977)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/22/07: 52)FADE TO BLACK(Vernon Zimmerman, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}
10/22/07: 53)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 6: CHARLIE BOY] (TV)(Robert Young, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R {First Viewing}
10/22/07: 54)THE HAPPINESS CAGE aka THE MIND SNATCHERS and THE DEMON WITHIN(Bernard Girard, 1972)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/23/07: 55) THE DARK HALF(George A. Romero, 1993)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/24/07: 56)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 7: THE SILENT SCREAM] (TV)(Alan Gibson, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/24/07: 57)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 8: CHILDREN OF THE FULL MOON] (TV)(Tom Clegg, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/25/07: 58)HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 9: CARPATHIAN EAGLE] (TV)(Francis Megahy, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/25/07: 59)CANDYMAN(Bernard Rose, 1992)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/26/07: 60) CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH(Bill Condon, 1995)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/27/07: 61) MASTERS OF HORROR: PELTS (TV)(Dario Argento, 2006)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental {First Viewing}
10/27/07: 62) HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 10: GUARDIAN OF THE ABYSS] (TV)(Don Sharp, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/27/07: 63) HALLOWEEN 5 aka HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS(Dominique Othenin-Girard, 1989)Posted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/28/07: 64) HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 11: VISITOR FROM THE GRAVE] (TV)(Peter Sasdy, 1980)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -
DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/28/07: 65) THE BURNING(Tony Maylam, 1981)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DivX{First Viewing}
10/28/07: 66) MASTERS OF HORROR: VALERIE ON THE STAIRS (TV)(Mick Garris, 2006)Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/29/07: 67) HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 12: THE TWO FACES OF EVIL] (TV)(Alan Gibson, 1980)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/29/07: 68) HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR [Episode 13: THE MARK OF SATAN] (TV)(Don Leaver, 1980)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}

10/30/07: 69) HOWLING II...YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF aka HOWLING II: IT'S NOT OVER YET and HOWLING II - STIRBA, WEREWOLF BITCH(Philippe Mora, 1985)BOMB -TV{First Viewing}
10/30/07: 70) THE VALLEY OF GWANGI(James O'Connolly, 1969)http://static.hometh...milies_half.gif -DVD-R{First Viewing}
10/30/07: 71) BUG(Jeannot Szwarc, 1975)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD Rental{First Viewing}

10/31/07: 72) THE PREMONITION(Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976)http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif -DVD Rental{First Viewing}


No. Of Films Watched During October: 72; First Viewings: 69.

Best First Viewing: JEKYLL (1969; TV)
Best Revisit: THE FLY (1958)


#12 of 639 OFFLINE   MichaelGH

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Posted September 24 2007 - 10:02 AM

I'd like to participate again this year. Not sure yet how much time I'll have. Starting a new job on the 8th which may take up some time to get settled in that I would have used to watch last year. I'm sure I can do at least 13 but I'd like to do more...we'll see.

Michael

October 1, 2007
1. Dead Silence (2007)
I'd been looking forward to seeing this one as the description sounded pretty interesting despite being part of a fairly tired cliche-ridden sub-genre of horror - that of the possessed ventriloquist dummy. I don't know if I've ever seen any really good movies of that type before. I would rate this movie essentially very average (although my wife thought it was horrible). The dialogue was trite, the music wasn't very creepy, and the cop seemed to want to be Gary Oldman.
2. The Seventh Victim (1943)
The only film in the Val Lewton set that I hadn't seen up to now, it was as moody and slow paced as all of the other films in the set. I'm not sure I quite understand why there was such a sense of gloom abounding when the Satanists showed up on screen. I don't think I would want to belong to a group that couldn't find the humor in their evil...and they certainly seemed to do very little actual 'evil' during their satanic meetings.
3. Hobgoblins (1988) - MST3K
I am not really sure if this was supposed to be a comedy or just a really inept attempt to make a horror movie. I could do without the rocking van and the bad '80s hair.

October 2, 2007
4. The Innocents (1961)
Slow and atmospheric, I hardly thought a film like this would be made in the early '60s. Seemed like a throwback to twenty years prior. Not much action, there were some creepy sequences but it was pretty talky building up to the final few minutes. A solid movie.
5. The Fog (1980)
I liked this one more than I thought I was going to - by quite a bit. I really liked the establishment shots at the beginning of the movie - they were slow, but didn't feel overly long to me. I would imagine not a lot of money went into this movie as there really weren't any gore shots or creature effects to speak of - just a fog machine; yet, the film manages to feel very creepy and even the acting isn't bad. I gotta say, Jamie Lee never struck me as a particularly good looking woman in her younger pictures - kind of awkward and gangly - but, even so, I'd say she always exuded cool. Another solid film.
6. Cat People (1942)
I've loved this movie since I was a kid - one of my top 5 horror movies probably. I wish I could see Simone Simon in more films - she was great in The Devil and Daniel Webster also - as she was stunningly beautiful and could really bring an otherworldliness to her scenes. This film is a classic that I think is overlooked oftentimes by the more prominent Universal creature films.
7. The House That Dripped Blood (1970)
I haven't seen this film in twenty years since I was twelve or so; since I remember absolutely none of it except that the stories were penned by Robert Bloch (used to be one of my favorite authors), I am counting it as a first time viewing. Viewing this anthology with adult eyes, I'm somewhat let down. The plot lines are a LOT cheesier than I thought I remembered and the only story I really liked is the one about the little girl who turns out to be a witch.

October 3, 2007
8. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
I watched this movie not too long ago with the Rifftrax commentary. While there are certainly plenty of reminders that this film was pretty low-budget, I'm not sure it really deserves the 'treatment.' I was a bit worried that hearing Mike Nelson skewer this horror classic would affect my enjoyment of the movie in the future; fortunately, not so. This film just creeps me out. Barbara is the only really weak link in the acting department. This year I plan to finally watch the rest of the 'dead' tetralogy.
9. Spider Baby (1964)
I'm not completely sure, but I THINK this was supposed to be a comedy. Either I believe that, or it was a really really bad moviePosted Image The opening and closing narration is some of the funniest shit I've heard in awhile (worthy of Criswell). It did have a few effectively creepy moments, but overall it was wet down by the comic aspects.
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Well...I gotta admit, I thought this was overrated after hearing so much about it for so many years. I vastly preferred Night to this one...the low budget creepiness of the zombies in the first one always sends chills up my spine; unfortunately, I was aware of the so called 'social commentary' present in Dawn so it was tough not feeling bludgeoned over the head with it. The campy aspects of the movie didn't sit well with me either; plus, there were just too many sequences that were dull and lacking in excitement. Judging from what I've heard, I expect that I will be disappointed by Day and Land as well. We'll see...

October 4, 2007
11. Mark of the Vampire (1935)
It's been awhile (a LONG while) since I've seen this movie, but it never really left any strong impressions on me. Indeed, I found it about as anemic as I remembers which I thought strange considering Tod Browning's masterpieces Freaks and Dracula. I like Lionel Barrymore but I just didn't buy him as a Van Helsing type. It's one way to pass an hour but that's about it. Pass.
12. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
I enjoyed this film quite a bit although it was more of an adventure film with a bit of evil mastermind/mad scientist thrown in. Boris Karloff, as always, greatly entertains.

October 5, 2007
13. The Devil Doll (1936)
This movie was a bit campier than I expected. Of the Tod Browning films I have seen before, nothing really had any of those kind of elements before. Seeing Lionel Barrymore in drag as an old woman was pretty silly. I just don't think Barrymore works well in horror movies, but now I've seen him in two (both by Browning). Overall, I liked this film though.
14. Doctor X (1932)
This old film was a sure fire winner for me! I really liked the use of two-strip technicolor used here. It was so rarely used for anything like this at this time that it provided a very interesting distinction for this movie. The plot was a little bit silly, but the creepy factor of otto the butler and the final moon killer reveal was terrific. Highly recommended
15. The Return of Doctor X (1939)
This film is not related in any way to the film Doctor X from above. It features a young Humphrey Bogart trapped in B movie Hell. Actually, I enjoyed this flick more than I thought I would, but it's really nothing very new or interesting in Horror movie land. Nothing particularly creepy - lots of bunsen burners, beakers, test tubes, and electricity as one rogue Doctor brings bodies back to life - only paler and sporting trendy white streaks in their hair.
16. Dagon (2001)
I've had this film in my to watch pile for ages now. I'm a huge fan of Lovecraft's fiction, but haven't seen too many films that could do justice to the sheer creepy and ethereal dreams that are evident in these stories/novellas. While I enjoy Stuart Gordon's Re-animator more and more each time I watch it, I think it tends to go more for camp than for painting a picture that does justice to its source material (not that that's a bad thing if the tone is respectful which Gordon is). Dagon, however, does a pretty quality job of creating the right amount of tension and build-up, the feeling that something is out of the ordinary in the normal seeming coastal village until all hell breaks loose. The movie also refrains from showing, or lingering, on too much gore EXCEPT for one key 'money piece' scene which is quite bloody (a bit more than I like personally). Will keep this one for future viewings.
17. Isle of the Dead (1945)
Another great performance by Boris Karloff. Typical slow-moving, atmospheric Val Lewton piece, this time taking place on a Greek isle as Karloff commands a military unit that may be carrying plague. Very enjoyable.
18. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
I thought this movie started off promising with some moments I found genuinely creepy, but overall I was left wanting. I was promised Lesbian vampire seductions and got nutten'! It felt more like an episode of Dark Shadows or a made-for-tv movie than a genuine horror film. I have no idea why the Catholic church banned this tepid movie.

October 6, 2007
19. Bedlam (1946)
This is a Val Lewton film that I saw for the first time when the dvd set was released and this is my second time watching it. I just cannot seem to warm up to it in any way. It's just not what I expect from a Val Lewton film. There really aren't any moments that creep me out and I don't find the place or atmosphere particularly effective or real. Probably won't try this one again.
20. Plasterhead (2006)
The concept for this movie sounded so silly that I just had to watch it - a killer with a plaster cast on his face for the whole movie. Unfortunately, it just turned out to be standard slasher horror fare, completely average - not even anything silly enough to laugh at except for a very strange gas station attendant who takes everything you say as an accusation against his sexuality yet likes to suck fingers - yes it's a strange scene. Not really recommended.
21. Brides of Dracula (1960)
Nothing to do with Dracula and really whisper thin plot that is just there to give Peter Cushing some work. Bland and dull.
22. Manhunter (1986)
I saw this film once about 14 years ago and thought it was laughably bad, primarily because of the constant use of '80s synths. The soundtrack took me out of the movie then and it takes me out of the movie now. I also thought that the actor portraying the protagonist wasn't particularly good in the role nor was Brian Cox right for Lecter - naturally this is probably colored by how could Hopkins was in Silence of the Lambs. It has its moments, but they're somewhat few and far between for me.
23. Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
Why oh why did I bother with this one? For some odd reason, my mother was always recommending this movie topmost in the omen franchise - but I think she has the hots for Sam Neill. I thought Neill overacted terribly in many of his scenes and the ending was cheesy as hell - not even any interesting death scenes to look forward to. I know the last one will be worse...

October 7, 2007
24. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
...and it IS! They could have at least gotten a cute charismatic kid like the original Damien in The Omen, but NOOO...she's just a sarcastic smart-ass little brat that goes around glaring at everyone. Terrible effects, deaths, and 'twist' ending make this a 'skip it' at all costs.
25. Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
This one was pretty enjoyable in a '50s invasion movie kind of way. It feels a tad long at 85 minutes, but I give it a thumbs up.

October 9, 2007
26. Hannibal Rising (2007)
I never knew that WWII could be so boring...these scenes at the beginning seemed interminable. The screenwriter really didn't seem to 'get' sociopaths very well...it was pretty bland and unexciting stuff.

October 10, 2007
27. Friday the 13th (1980)
A little bit tedious, but not nearly as bad as I remembered it. The scenes at the end with the killer are a bit talky and I find it pretty hard to take that the killer could take out all the teens but one. I like the surprise reveal at the end, but my wife found it pretty cheesy. I haven't seen any of the other movies except Jason X so I'm going to try and watch them all this season.

October 13, 2007
28. Friday the 13th Pt 2 (1981)
Hadn't seen this sequel before. It was kind of dark during many of the attack scenes so it was hard to be wowed by any of the gore - still a bit pedestrian with lots of slashed throats although I liked the use of the pitchfork. Jason's pillowcase was a bit silly.
29. Friday the 13th Pt 3 (1982)
The teens weren't as good at acting in this one and there were some hugely misguided efforts to add humor to the mix. The soundtrack wasn't as good and the credits weren't done as well as the first two. I did like Jason better in this one once he got his hockey mask. I hope the 3-D effects look better with glasses; they're distracting without.

October 14, 2007
30. Day of the Dead (1985)
This was just bad...not just bad...BAD bad...
31. Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984)
Par for the course Jason movie. More nudity, but didn't find the teens as good looking as previous movies. Corey Feldman did pretty well, but didn't really like the ending all that much. Almost half way there...

October 16, 2007
32. The Dead Next Door (1988)
Utter garbage. Beyond terrible acting, lame comedy, and utterly dull! Don't bother.
33. Land of the Dead (2005)
Not as bad as Day of the Dead by any stretch of the imagination, but the zombies seemed a bit too dull with not much really going on.

October 17, 2007
34. Scream (1996)
Saw this when it came out and I never really understood its immense popularity. I just wasn't really interested in a deconstruction of the slash genre. Watching it now, I find it hard to watch Henry Winkler without thinking of Arrested Development or the kid who plays Stu without thinking of Hackers. Very average movie, but I'm determined to force myself to watch Scream 2 and 3 sometime this week.

October 19, 2007
35. Scream 2
I just found this one to be too dull. I'm not sure I even remember or care what happened in it.
36. Scream 3
I could take the first two seriously. This one completed the descent into parody of a parody and everyone seemed to be winking in a self-conscious manner at the camera.

October 20, 2007
37. I Know What You Did Last Summer
As if I needed further proof that Sarah Gellar, Freddie Prinze, and Jennifer Hewitt can't act, but throw them all on screen together and you have utter putrescence. And I've got the second one waiting to queue up...;(
38. Werewolf (1996) - MST3K
I think I've probably watched this episode of MST3K more than any other - it's my wife's favorite. Foreign people talking in Flagstaff attics, the ever changing haircut, and action Paul go to make this a great break in the horror marathon.
39. The Lost Boys (1987)
Well I had my suspicions this would be a typical '80s film but it got such great reviews I had to check it out. Not a great film or even a particularly good film. I guess you had to have seen it at the time.

October 27, 2007
40. Friday the 13th Pt V - A New Beginning


October 28, 2007
41. Friday the 13th Pt VI - Jason Lives

42. Friday the 13th Pt VII - The New Blood

43. Friday the 13th Pt VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan

44. Jason Goes To Hell - The Final Friday


October 28, 2007
45. Jason X


* Titles in Bold are viewed for the first time
Sight and Sound Movie Challenge: 79 Movies Seen...Last Watched: The Apartment
HTF 30's Greatest Movies Challenge: 25 Movies Seen...Last Watched: Duck Soup

#13 of 639 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted September 24 2007 - 10:06 AM

Might as well go for Michael! There is no prize, and some of the numbers get scary anyways. Posted Image I just like hearing about all the odd stuff people watch that I ever heard about, and peoples takes on the more tried and true classics, so the more the merrier Posted Image

#14 of 639 OFFLINE   Tim Tucker

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Posted September 25 2007 - 02:58 AM

I'm in! Posted Image

I don't know if I'll be able to top last year's showing though. (I've been working through my backlog of TV on DVD this year, so, to keep on my schedule, I'll have to fit in my viewing around that.)

First time viewings in red.

This year I decided to start with something unusual that I recently picked up on eBay...

1. The Stone Tape (1972). This OOP British Film Institute DVD preserves a rare BBC TV movie written by Nigel Kneale (Quatermass and the Pit), directed by Peter Sasdy (Taste the Blood of Dracula, Hands of the Ripper), produced by Innes Lloyd (Doctor Who) and starring Jane Asher (The Masque of the Red Death). Asher plays sensitive, highly-strung Jill Greeley, the one female member of an otherwise all-male electronics R&D group that has just set up residence in a new research facility at a renovated Victorian country estate, Taskerwoods. Well, almost completed renovated. The house was build on Saxon ruins, and the storage room in that part of the house is haunted by the ghost of a 19th century chambermaid. Since this is a group of scientists and engineers, they theorize that the ghost is actually psychic energy “recorded” on the stone of the room itself (hence the title), and is “replayed” when someone sensitive (i.e. Jill) is in the space. Bringing to bear the tools of the facility to analyze the room, all they manage to do is “wipe” the Victorian ghost from the “tape.” However, that ghost was masking something in the room that is much more ancient...

I found this story more creepy and disturbing than scary. It was also shot on videotape, which doesn’t help with the atmosphere. But it was an unusual mixture of a traditional English ghost story and Lovecraftian themes with a rational scientific approach. Well worth checking out, if you can find it.

2. The Quatermass Conclusion (1979). One of my great discoveries this year has been the television work of Nigel Kneale, creator of the seminal British sci-fi character Professor Bernard Quatermass. The Quatermass serials of the 50s are landmarks of early television, and even more impressive when you realize they were performed live. Kneale’s work always had elements of satire and social criticism, but by the 70s, these elements were becoming more pronounced, producing some trenchant and disturbing observations about modern culture.

Which brings us to this film from 1979, which is the feature length version of the final Quatermass serial. This time, Kneale presents us with a very 70s dystopia. A new Dark Age is settling over the world. A world of energy shortages, rampant crime and gang warfare, organized bloodsports, hunger, societal collapse and physical decay. A world that is turning its back on all knowledge and learning, openly hostile to science and embracing superstition. And the ultimate manifestation of this superstition is the hippie-like Planet People that the young worldwide (including Quatermass’ granddaughter) are flocking to join. Believing that they are about to be transported to an alien planet, groups of them are following ley lines to stone circles and other sacred spaces to wait. But not all is as it seems, for energy beams from deep space start striking Earth wherever the Planet People gather in large numbers, leaving nothing but ashes. The aliens had left beacons across the planet 5000 years ago and now have returned to “harvest” the young. And it’s up to the elderly Professor Quatermass to once again save humanity from extinction.

The major problem with this film is that editing a four hour miniseries down to a 100 minute feature weakens the story. And considering this is the least of the Quatermass serials, this edit doesn’t do it any favors. Much of the material that fleshes out the characters is lost, whole plotlines are ellipsed, and much of the satire is missing. Still, as with a lot of Kneale’s work, it gets under your skin, and leaves you with chills. But I’d recommend viewing the unedited version instead for the full effect.

3. The Sealed Room (1909). I’d like to thank Michael Elliot for reminding me of this film, which I already had in my library. Edgar Allan Poe must be one of the most abused authors in film history. Perhaps that is to be expected, because most of his work is so literary in tone that it is unfilmable without major modification. The only thing remaining in this film from “The Cask of Amontillado” is the entombment. My copy stated that it was adapted from Poe and Honoré de Balzac, so I wonder which author is the primary source. It doesn’t help that this is very early D. W. Griffith. It is all done in medium shots, and lacks the directorial flourishes that he would soon bring to his film making in a few short years. It is not that surprising, though, since Griffith was still learning his craft, and was responsible for directing all of Biograph’s output during this time. I actually found this film risible. The king takes revenge on his wife and her lover, the minstrel, by walling them up in a stone chamber. So while the lovers are together in the room, on the other side of the curtain, the king is directing a team of masons who are mortaring whopping great blocks of stone in the doorway, apparently without making a sound! I’m sorry, either the couple was stone deaf and lacking a sense of smell, or they were so dim that they were unable to recognize what was happening in the very next room. The scenarist who wrote this should have had his license revoked!

4. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961). This was the last title in Universal’s Hammer Horror Series that I hadn’t seen yet, so I gave it a spin last night. An interesting movie, but a bit of a mish-mash. It has a lot going for it. Oliver Reed is perfect casting for the lead, Leon Carido. His appearance is lupine enough to make you believe he’s fully capable of ripping out someone’s throat even before becoming a werewolf. The werewolf makeup itself is one of the iconic images from the studio, and Terence Fisher slyly avoids showing it fully until the final reel. The Spanish setting is a nice change, even if it was happenstance. (Hammer had built sets for an Inquisition movie that was scuttled by the Legion of Decency.) Plus you have the usual glossy production values and the return of many familiar faces from the Hammer repertory company. Even the child actor who plays young Leon eerily resembles Reed. However the script is a muddle. It should have been called The Biography of a Werewolf, since is deals with Leon’s conception (the product of the rape of a mute woman by a mad, imprisoned beggar), birth, childhood, maturity and death. As a result, Oliver Reed doesn’t appear until the film’s midpoint. Also, the script is trying to make points about aristocratic degeneracy, predestination, original sin and spirit possession, but none of the parts seem to fit together well. All it does seems to say is “Poor Leon, you’re a monster because you were born that way, and therefore you have to be destroyed.” Posted Image

5. Captive Wild Woman (1943). I have to agree with what everyone else has been saying about this film. It’s among the dregs from the Universal horror barrel, but I enjoyed it more than I was expecting. You can almost hear the studio exec – “Give me something like The Wolfman… but different!” So you have a by-the-numbers mad scientist movie. But since this was made by a second tier major, the production has a sheen that would have been missing if it had been made by Monogram or PRC. The makeup and transformation of Paula the ape woman is impressive for the time, though vaguely racist in concept. (To my eyes, Acquanetta appears to change first from a white woman to a black woman and then to an ape.) John Carradine is actually quite good, going from urbane to insane at the drop of a hat. Too bad this is the beginning of his long career slide into B-movie schlock. After growing up with him as “Doc” Adams, I almost didn’t recognize Milburn Stone as the animal trainer. He was quite handsome when he was younger, in a John Wayne sort of way. It would be interesting to hear a film editor discuss this movie, because it appears to have been created as much in the editing room as on the soundstage. Not too terrifying, unless you happen to be a member of PETA. There is more than enough real jungle cat action to make an animal rights activist blanch.

6. The Devil-Doll (1936). MGM never did understand the horror film. After the debacle of Freaks, the studio’s other efforts were half-hearted at best. The Mask of Fu Manchu was just a sadistic pulp fantasia. Mark of the Vampire didn’t have the courage of its own convictions, and rationalized itself away. Which brings us to The Devil-Doll. This story of an innocent fugitive (Lionel Barrymore) out for exoneration and revenge could have come from the files of Charlie Chan… except he escapes with a mad scientist who’s obsessed with reducing living thing to a sixth of their natural size. The process works but removes all free will from the subject. When the scientist dies, Barrymore sees this a method to achieve his ends. So he disguises himself in drag as toymaker Madame Mandelip, moves to Paris and begins his campaign against his three corrupt ex-business partners. The special effects required for the dolls are still quite impressive, and must have wowed an audience back in 1936. Barrymore’s disguise is also quite believable, even though it’s obviously based on the one Lon Chaney wore in The Unholy Three. The rest of the film is a run-of-the-mill crime melodrama done in the MGM house style – glossy, but without many directorial flourishes. I don’t think the script interested Tod Browning much but, considering that the story was eviscerated to placate the British film censors, that’s understandable.

7. Dr. Cyclops (1940). Four years later, Paramount took on the idea of miniaturization, but with the added problem of doing it in Technicolor. This must be what passed for a special effects blockbuster back in 1940. The effects, using the same techniques as MGM did a few years, still impress. The film also has that lush Technicolor glow, making it a wonder to behold. Too bad this is all in support of a pulpy screenplay that doesn’t do the actors any favors either. As the mad scientist, Albert Dekker certainly looks the part, but is as one-dimensional as everyone else. I don’t even recall if he gave a reason for why he was doing this. If you think too much about it, it all starts to fall apart. Best to just switch off, and just enjoy the spectacle on the screen.

8. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957). Finally, a story that’s the equal of the special effects used to tell it. I once heard someone say that if you are going to have an outrageous idea in a story, the rest of the story should be as grounded and realistic as possible to increase its plausibility. Scott Carey had been exposed to a radioactive cloud while on vacation. A later exposure to insecticide catalyzes the radioactivity, causing him to start shrinking. What happens next (job loss, marital difficulties, the crush of unwanted celebrity) is quite believable. And the last act of the film, when Scott is trapped in his own basement, is one of the best extended sequences in the sci-fi genre. But above all, you actually care about Scott and what’s happening to him and his family. It is this empathy that makes the film one of the finest sci-fi movie of all time.

9. Man-Made Monster (1941). Though others have made this observation, this bagatelle of a horror film does look like a dry run for The Wolf Man later in the year. You can easily see it as a transitional film, because Lon Chaney, Jr.’s performance both looks back to Lennie in Of Mice and Men, and forward to his iconic role as Larry Talbot. As the mad doctor, Lionel Atwill delivers his own fine brand of premium ham. Despite that, the movie is quite enjoyable on its own, and, at 60 minutes, doesn’t wear out its welcome.

10. Horror Island (1941). From looking at the release dates, this appears to have went out on the same bill as Man-Made Monster. Looked at as a pair, they do appear to balance each other out. While Man-Made Monster was a relatively serious sci-fi monster movie, Horror Island is a light-hearted “old dark house” mystery. This was even more of a pleasant surprise than the previous movie due to the presence of the Phantom. His scenes were just dripping with atmosphere reminiscent of the pulp adventures of The Shadow. Those scenes have a more authentic Shadow feel to them than many of the official adaptations. Otherwise, the film hits all the marks expected from the genre since The Cat and the Canary and The Bat, as well as looking forward to Scooby Doo. Plus, the central mystery is actually more puzzling that you’d expect in one of these B-grade programmers.

11. Super Friends - “Attack of the Vampire” (1978). Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the Super Friends vs. Count Dracula in an episode stripped of almost all vampire lore (no blood, neck biting, garlic, crucifixes or stakes through the heart) by Standards and Practices so that it can be shown on Saturday morning television. This version of Dracula changes his victims by means of a magic dust, or by shooting transforming rays from his eyes. He even manages to change Superman and the Wonder Twins into vampires! Posted Image So how do you defeat a vampire without staking him? Well, it all has to with a species of South American bat that is immune to vampire bats due to a mysterious gas deep in its caves in the Andes and… oh, this is just too silly. Even Adam West and Burt Ward never sunk this low.

12-13. Beginning of the End (1957). This was next on my scheduled viewing of Mystery Science Theater 3000, so I decided to watch both the uncut and MST3K versions. It’s a wonder that Warner Bros. didn’t sue the pants off of Bert I. Gordon when this film was released, because this is an almost exact remake of Them!, right down to emulating some of the plot structure. The result is silly (I mean, really, locusts made gigantic by radioactive plant food?!?!?!?), the effects are cheap (but reasonably effective), and too much stock footage is used, but it’s enjoyable if you are in the right frame of mind. Needless to say, Mike and the ’Bots really tear into this turkey. Still, I have a soft spot for the movie because of all the location footage from Chicago. I’ve visited the city several times over the years, and recognize a lot of the landmarks, which haven’t changed that much in fifty years.

14. The Black Cat (1941). I was predisposed not to like this movie, since Edgar G. Ulmer’s Black Cat is one of my all-time favorite Golden Age horrors. Once I started watching it, however, I found it was better than I expected. I was impressed by the caliber of the cast: Basil Rathbone, Broderick Crawford, Gale Sondergard, Alan Ladd, Bela Lugosi and Hugh Herbert (acting like he had just wandered over from a Warner Bros. Busby Berkeley musical). And poor Bela, stuck once again playing a red herring. (There is even a pointless close-up of Lugosi’s eyes á la Dracula.) No wonder he worked so much on Poverty Row; the roles were better. There’s very little Poe in the script (other than an imprisoned cat tipping off Crawford), so the film is just another variation on the old Cat and the Canary/Old Dark House plot. However, the villain’s comeuppance is surprisingly brutal for a film of this type. Plus, I loved the joke that Broderick Crawford had after Rathbone did some fancy deductive reasoning: “He thinks he’s Sherlock Holmes.” By the way, what is it with all these humorous “old dark house” films from this era? Was it Bob Hope starring in The Cat and the Canary and The Ghost Breakers? Was it Boris Karloff starring in Arsenic and Old Lace on Broadway? Or just a sign that this vein of horror was finally being tapped out?

15. Night Monster (1942). Another “old dark house” mystery? Yes, but this time it’s not played for laughs and there’s an honest-to-goodness supernatural monster behind it all. And once again, Bela Lugosi gets top billing, along with Lionel Atwill, even though both play minor roles. I wonder if audiences in 1942 felt cheated by such bait-and-switch tactics. We don’t even know if Lugosi’s character survives the final conflagration. I’m imagining what this film would have been like if Lugosi played Agor Singh and Atwill played Kurt Ingston. Now that would have been something! Despite this, the film is an effective little chiller that shows that Universal in the 1940’s was capable of more than endless retreads of their classic monsters. One final note: did anyone else notice how frail Bela looked in this movie? Granted he was 60 at the time, but it looks like a decade in Hollywood had really taken its toll.

16. King Kong (1933). What more can be said about this film? As it is now approaching its 75th anniversary, King Kong remains the giant monster film. Although The Lost World preceded it, and the decades to come would bring a whole zoo of giant lizards, insects, sea creatures, etc., Kong has one thing the others were missing – an immediately recognizable personality which elicits empathy from the viewer. And to think it was all accomplished with primitive, but still impressive, special effects. I would loved to been in a theater in 1933, just to experience an audience’s amazement at what they were seeing on the screen.

17. The Innocents (1961). In memoriam Deborah Kerr. I’m not sure if a modern viewer would persevere with a film like this. It uses atmosphere, subtlety and suggestion to keep you guessing about whether the ghosts of Quint and Miss Jessel are real, or if Miss Giddens is slowly losing her mind. Psychological horror at its best, this is a wonderfully made movie that demonstrates that, whatever his deficiencies as a director, Freddie Francis was one of the finest cinematographers of his generation.




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#15 of 639 OFFLINE   Jason Roer

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Posted September 25 2007 - 06:23 AM

As always, I'm in. I'm going for 2 a day! Let's see if that can happen. Probably not; have a very busy month ahead - but I'm gonna give it my all. Though I haven't even seen a movie in 5 days. YIKES! I'm slippin'! I'm slippin'!

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#16 of 639 OFFLINE   Jacob McCraw

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Posted September 25 2007 - 08:05 AM

Ratings out of 5 *'s

1) Severance *** (1st Time) This was pretty good but they could have done so much more with the great setup IMHO.
2) John Carpenter's The Thing (HD-DVD) ***** - A personal favorite.
3) From Beyond ****
4) Pitch Black (HD-DVD) ***
5) Bram Stoker's Dracula (BD) **** - I thought this transfer looked great.
6) Meat Market ***
7) MOH: The Washingtonians (1st Time) *
8) MOH: Sounds Like (1st Time) **
9) 28 Weeks Later (BD) (1st Time) ***
10) Witchfinder General (1st Time) ***
11) MOH: John Carpenter's Pro-Life (1st Time) **
12) John Carpenter's Halloween (BD) *****
13) MOH: The Screwfly Solution (1st Time) **** - One of the best of this series I have seen.
14) MOH: Jenifer (1st Time) ***
15) The Thirst (1st Time) *** - Cool vampire movie; very reminiscient of Near Dark.
16) The Abandoned (1st Time) ** - Good atmosphere, solid acting and directing, just didn't do anything for me.
17) The Monster Squad ***** - Rating mostly based on nostalgia.
18) Mr. Brooks (BD) (1st Time) ***
19) Pumpkinhead (1st Time) ****
20) Hostel: Part II (BD) (1st Time) ****

Man, work is really taking its toll on my tally this year.

#17 of 639 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted September 25 2007 - 09:46 AM

I'm in, but I'm not gonna go crazy like I did last year. Posted Image

Here's my list!

Bolded titles are first viewings.

Ratings range from bomb to ****

Antibodies ***
Bad Taste ***
Black Sheep **Posted Image
Blade of Death *Posted Image
Blood of the Beast **Posted Image
The Burning **
Buttcrack **
The Boneyard ***
Come Get Some! **Posted Image
Creatures from the Pink Lagoon ***
Dawn of the Dead (1978 - European version) ***
Deadhunter: Sevillian Zombies **
Dead World **Posted Image
Dracula (1931) ***Posted Image
Drive Thru *Posted Image
Ebola Syndrome **Posted Image
Evil Night (short) **
Feast of the Dead (short) **
Fido ***
Frankenstein (1931) ***Posted Image
From Beyond **
Gory Gory Hallelujah **Posted Image
Ghoul School *Posted Image
Graveyard Disturbance **
Ice Spiders **
The Killbillies Posted Image*
Living Dead Lock Up 2: March of the Dead *
Lord of Death **
Meatball Machine **Posted Image
Meat Market 3 ***
Murder Party ***
Night of the Bums **
Night of the Living Bread (short) **
Night of the Living Dead 3D **Posted Image
Night of the Zombies *Posted Image
Planet Terror ***Posted Image
The Reaping *
The Serpent and the Rainbow **Posted Image
Special dEaD ***
Splatter Beach *Posted Image
That Damned Thing ***
28 Weeks Later ***Posted Image
Wolfen ***
Zombie Xtreme (short) **
Zombie Nightmare **

Total films viewed: 45

First viewings: 34

#18 of 639 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted September 25 2007 - 09:49 AM

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I'm in, but I'm not gonna go crazy like I did last year. Posted Image

thats what we all say Steve Posted Image

#19 of 639 OFFLINE   John Stell

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Posted September 26 2007 - 01:12 AM

I'm in! I should easily top last year (I lost a week due to vacation) UNLESS my son arrives before his due date in November. Not that I'd mind a Halloween baby...

T - Theater Viewing
D - DVD/DVD-R Viewing
H - HD DVD Viewing
B - Blu Ray Viewing
Bold - Denotes first ever viewing

Rating - Out of a possible 4 Posted Image

Theatrical Films

001) 10/01/07 D The Mummy's Shroud (1966) Posted ImagePosted Image
002) 10/01/07 D Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971) Posted ImagePosted Image
003) 10/01/07 D Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1964) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
004) 10/01/07 D From Beyond the Grave (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
005) 10/02/07 D The Black Cat (1941) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
006) 10/02/07 D Man Made Monster (1941) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
007) 10/02/07 D Horror Island (1941) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
008) 10/02/07 D Night Monster (1942) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
009) 10/03/07 D Captive Wild Woman (1943) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
010) 10/03/07 D City of the Dead (1960) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
011) 10/03/07 D Night of the Eagle (1961) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
012) 10/03/07 D Witchcraft (1964) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
013) 10/04/07 D The Vampire (1957) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
014) 10/04/07 D The Return of Dracula (1958) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
015) 10/05/07 D The Undying Monster (1942) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
016) 10/05/07 D The Lodger (1944) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
017) 10/06/07 D The Burning (1980) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
018) 10/06/07 D Scarecrows (1988) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
019) 10/06/07 D Hangover Square (1945) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
020) 10/07/07 D The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
021) 10/07/07 D Ghost Ship (1952) Posted ImagePosted Image
022) 10/07/07 D The Screaming Skull (1958) Posted ImagePosted Image
023) 10/07/07 D The Devil's Hand (1959) Posted ImagePosted Image
024) 10/08/07 D Phantasm (1979) Posted ImagePosted Image
025) 10/08/07 D Phantasm II (1987) Posted ImagePosted Image
026) 10/09/07 D Phantasm III (1993) Posted Image1/2
027) 10/09/07 D Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) Posted Image
028) 10/10/07 D Night of the Living Dead (1968) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
029) 10/10/07 B Dawn of the Dead (1978) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
030) 10/11/07 B Day of the Dead (1985) Posted ImagePosted Image
031) 10/11/07 H Land of the Dead (2005) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
032) 10/12/07 D Creature With the Atom Brain (1955) Posted ImagePosted Image
033) 10/12/07 D The Giant Claw (1957) Posted Image1/2
034) 10/12/07 D The Werewolf (1956) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
035) 10/13/07 D Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) Posted Image1/2
036) 10/13/07 D Night of the Living Dead (1990) Posted ImagePosted Image
037) 10/13/07 H Dawn of the Dead (2004) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
038) 10/14/07 D Suspiria (1977) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
039) 10/14/07 D The Toolbox Murders (1977) Posted Image
040) 10/14/07 D Satan's Cheerleaders (1976) 1/2Posted Image
041) 10/15/07 D How to Make a Monster (1958) Posted ImagePosted Image
042) 10/15/07 D Blood of Dracula (1957) Posted ImagePosted Image
043) 10/15/07 D Blood of the Vampire (1958) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
044) 10/16/07 D Night of the Demon (1958) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
045) 10/16/07 D I Vampiri (1956) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
046) 10/16/07 D Attack of the 50Ft Woman (1958) Posted ImagePosted Image
047) 10/17/07 D The Haunted Strangler (1958) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
048) 10/17/07 D Corridors of Blood (1958) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
049) 10/17/07 D Bride of the Gorilla (1951) Posted ImagePosted Image
050) 10/18/07 D The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
051) 10/18/07 D Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
052) 10/19/07 D Theater of Blood (1973) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
053) 10/19/07 D Madhouse (1974) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
054) 10/19/07 D Witchfinder General (1968) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
055) 10/20/07 D The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
056) 10/20/07 D The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
057) 10/20/07 D Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) Posted ImagePosted Image
058) 10/21/07 D The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) Posted Image
059) 10/21/07 D The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
060) 10/22/07 D The House With Laughing Windows (1976) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image1/2
061) 10/23/07 D Prince of Darkness (1987) Posted ImagePosted Image
062) 10/23/07 D The Nameless (1999) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
063) 10/24/07 B Saw II (2005) Posted ImagePosted Image1/2
064) 10/24/07 D Saw III (2006) Posted ImagePosted Image
065) 10/25/07 D The Return of the Living Dead (1985) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
066) 10/25/07 D Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988) Posted Image
067) 10/26/07 D Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993) Posted ImagePosted Image
068) 10/26/07 D Bay of Blood (1971) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
069) 10/27/07 D Psycho (1960) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
070) 10/27/07 D Psycho II (1983) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
071) 10/28/07 D Psycho III (1986) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
072) 10/28/07 D Psycho IV (1990) Posted ImagePosted Image
073) 10/29/07 D The Brainiac (1961) Posted ImagePosted Image
074) 10/29/07 D Slaughter of the Vampires (1961) Posted ImagePosted Image
075) 10/30/07 D Child's Play (1988) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
076) 10/30/07 D Child's Play 2 (1990) Posted ImagePosted Image
077) 10/30/07 D Child's Play 3 (1991) http://static.hometh...ies_star.gif1/2
078) 10/31/07 D Bride of Chucky (1998) http://static.hometh...ies_star.gif1/2
079) 10/31/07 H Seed of Chucky (2004) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif
080) 10/31/07 B Halloween (1978) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif

Final Totals:

Total Films Watched: 80
New Films Watched: 9

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#20 of 639 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 26 2007 - 03:03 AM

Quote:
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I'm in! I should easily top last year (I lost a week due to vacation) UNLESS my son arrives before his due date in November. Not that I'd mind a Halloween baby...
Dude, you'd have to name him Damien.
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