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*** Official 14th Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2013 ***


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#401 of 422 Radioman970

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Posted November 01 2013 - 02:43 PM

The Witches..  yeah, those transformation scenes are terrific. 


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#402 of 422 Joe Karlosi

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Posted November 01 2013 - 04:30 PM

I did just pitifully this year; I only managed 14 films, but I just really wasn't into it. Spending more time with my music these days...

Still, on Halloween I played CITY OF THE DEAD (1960), courtesy of the excellent-looking VCI disc...

City of the Dead (1960) ****

Sorry, but this movie will still always be called HORROR HOTEL for me! Grew up with it scaring me on New York's CREATURE FEATURES around 1970... and all these years later it still hasn't lost its punch and remains a vital, atmospheric, frightening mini-masterpiece. And perfect Halloween viewing!

TOTALS:

01) Dracula (1931)
02) Spanish Dracula (1931)
03) Monster on the Campus (1955)
04) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (31)
05) Dr. Black, Mr Hyde
06) Blacula
07) Scream Blacula Scream
08) Grizzly
09) Son of Ingagi
10) Targets
11) Giant from the Unknown
12) The Satanic Rites of Dracula
13) Blood Bath
14) Horror Hotel

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Posted November 01 2013 - 04:52 PM

Only got in three more movies on Halloween, but they were all good one's so I'm not complaining!

 

10-31 077 Prince of Darkness (1987) 4/5

I haven’t seen this one in years, so it was a  nice revisit on Scream Factory’s Bluray. It holds up even better than I remembered it, with a bunch of science nerds finding an device that might hold the devil. A nice blend of Lovecraftian horror and quantum physics that will make your head hurt if you think too hard on it, it’s a lot of fun and creep too.

 

10-31 078 The Devils Backbone (2001) 3.5/5

I’m counting this as a first time viewing since my first viewing back on it’s Canadian VHS debut got boshed by me falling asleep within the first 15 minutes. Which isn’t to say that it’s a boring film, we started watching it late and I pumpkined out. Anyway, this is a top rate ghost story that is creepy and interesting. Another blend of fairy tales and horror by del Torro that is well worth your time.

 

10-31 079 The Haunted Palace (1963) 4/5

I finished up the challenge with another classic Corman/Price picture. This one mixes in Lovecraft weirdness with the Poe, and is genuinely weird and scary. Price puts in another amazing performance in the lead as a man haunted and possessed by his warlock great grandfather. The supporting cast is equally good, including genre fave Lon Chaney Jr and the always entertaining Elisha Cook. The folks enjoyed it, but the possession plot was a bit too confusing for mum and I had to stop the film a couple times to explain that what was happening was 100 years later from the prolog that starts the movie. She kept thinking that Price was going insane. I bailed on attempting to explain Cthulu and the old gods….

Mum Scare Factor: 3/5

 

Now to count everything up for my final total!


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#404 of 422 Russell G

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Posted November 01 2013 - 05:32 PM

Here's my final list. As per usual, I'm incapable of keeping count when I post every day. As a result I doubled up some numbers in my daily postings all month. MATH IS HARD YOU GUYS!  :unsure:

 

Total Viewed: 81    

First Timers (in BLOOD RED): 57

 

10-01 001 The Blob (1958) 4/5

10-01 002 Never Sleep Again : The Elm Street Legacy (2010) 5/5

10-03 003 The Man From Planet X (1951) 2.5/5

10-03 004 Vampire Hookers (1978) 2.5/5

10-04 005 Savage Water (1979) 1.5/5

10-04 006 The Amityville Horror (1979) 3/5

10-05 007 Death By Invitation (1971) 2.5/5

10-05 008 Amityville II: The Possession (1982) 3.5/5

10-05 009 Amityville 3-D (1983) 2/5

10-05 010 The Fury (1978) 3/5

10-06 011 TerrorVision (1986) 3/5

10-06 012 The Video Dead (1987) 2/5

10-06 013 The Dungeon of Harrow (1962) 1.5/5

10-06 014 Christine (1983) 4.5/5

10-06 015 Slumber Party Massacre (1982) 4/5

10-07 016 Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987) 2/5

10-07 017 Beyond The Time Barrier (1960) 1.5/5

10-08 018 Slumber Party Massacre 3 (1990) 1.5/5

10-08 019 The Time Travelers (1964) 2.5/5

10-09 020 Sleepless Nights: Revisiting The Slumber Party Massacres 3.5/5

10-09 021 The Angry Red Planet (1960) 3/5

10-10 022 Blood Thirst (1971) 2/5

10-11 023 The Thirsty Dead (1974) 2/5

10-11 024 Mama (2013) 3.5/5

10-12 025 Massage Parlor Murders! (AKA Massage Parlor Hookers) (1973) 4/5

10-12 026 The X From Outer Space (1967) 3.5/5

10-12 027 The Lords of Salem (2012) 3.5/5

10-13 028 Punk Vacation (1990) 2/5

10-13 029 Night Train To Terror (1985) 3/5

10-13 030 House (Hausu) (1977) 4.5/5

10-13 031 World War Z (2013) 4/5

10-14 032 X-Ray (Hospital Massacre) (1982) 2/5

10-14 033 Schizoid (1980) 2.5/5

10-14 034 Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell (1968) 3.5/5

10-14 035 The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977) 3.5/5

10-15 036 When A Stranger Calls (1979) 3.5/5

10-16 037 The Evictors (1979) 3.5/5

10-18 038 The Fog (1980) 3.5/5

10-18 039 Happy Birthday to Me (1981) 3/5

10-18 040 Death Valley (1982) 3/5

10-18 041 Seconds (1966) 4.5/5

10-19 042 Maniac (1980) 4.5/5

10-19 043 Humanoids From The Deep (1980) 3.5/5

10-19 044 Maniac (2012) 4/5

10-20 045 I Spit On Your Grave (1978) 4/5

10-20 046 I Spit On Your Grave (2010) 2/5

10-20 047 The Nest (1988) 2.5/5

10-20 048 The Howling (1980) 4/5

10-20 049 The Living Skeleton (1968) 3.5/5

10-21 050 The Prowler (1981) 4/5

10-21 051 Day of the Dead (1985) 4/5

10-21 052 World’s End: The Legacy of Day of the Dead (2013) 4/5

10-22 053 The Beast With Five Fingers (1946) 4/5

10-23 054 The Burning 4/5

10-23 055 The Devil Bat 3.5/5

10-24 056 The Uninvited (1944) 3.5/5

10-24 057 The Funhouse (1981) 3.5/5

10-25 058 Psycho II (1983) 3.5/5

10-26 059 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986) 5/5

10-26 060 Terror Train (1980) 2.5/5

10-26 061 Lifeforce (1985) 3.5/

10-26 062 Psycho III (1986) 2.5/5

10-27 063 Phantasm (1979) 3.5/5

10-27 064 Phantasm 2 (1988) 3.5/5

10-27 065 Rosemary's Baby (1968) 5/5

10-28 066 From Beyond (1986) 3.5/5

10-28 067 Look What’s Happened To Rosemary’s Baby (1976) 1.5/5

10-28 068 Cronos (1993) 4/5

10-28 069 Geometria (1987) 2.5/5

10-28 070 Genocide (1968) 4/5

10-28 071 Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) 3.5/5

10-29 072 What’s The Matter With Helen? (1971) 2/5

10-29 073 The Vagrant (1992) 2/5

10-29 074 The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1960) 4.5/5

10-30 075 The Godsend (1980) 1.5/5

10-30 076 The Outing (1987) 1/5

10-30 077 The Incredible Melting Man (1977) 3/5

10-30 078 The Pit & The Pendulum (1961) 4/5

10-31 079 Prince of Darkness (1987) 4/5

10-31 080 The Devils Backbone (2001) 3.5/5

10-31 081 The Haunted Palace (1963) 4/5

 

I didn't get in as many first timers this time, mainly due to buying bluray upgrades to watch. That said, I enjoyed more films this time since I didn't beat my brains out watching dreadful oddball stuff I had never heard of. Which means I have to come back next year since I still have a couple dozen "Video Nasties" to watch!

 

Favourite New Discovery: "House" The crazy Japanese horror film. I'm still thinking about it, it really knocked my socks off. That "When Horror Came To Shochiku" set was really good too, I plan to force many a friend to watch "Goke, Bodysnatcher From Hell" and "Genocide"

 

Worst Watched: "All Night Horror Marathon Vol 1" from Scream Factory. Disc 1 wasn't great and disc 2 was an endurance test of the worst kind. I have Volume 2 sitting here, but reading about "Contamination .7" or whatever it was hasn't exactly lit a fire under my ass to get watching it. I think it might get tucked under the bed and forgotten... UNTIL NEXT YEARS CHALLENGE! :D 

 

Right then, someone send me the prizes so we can get the next challenge started! :rolling-smiley: 


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#405 of 422 Bob McLaughlin

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Posted November 01 2013 - 06:20 PM

OK, here are my "best of"' categories:
 
Weirdest: "Uzumaki" & "Taxidermia" (tie)
Goriest: "Mum and Dad"
Most creepy: "Absentia"
Best Foreign: "Sleep Tight"
Best-looking: "The Woman in Black"
Best Family Horror: "Frankenweenie"
Best Throwback: "Malevolence"
Best Comeback: "VHS 2"
Most Fun: "Juan of the Dead" & "The Revenant" (tie)
Best Cast: "Eye of the Devil"
Most Wife-Friendly (results may vary depending on wife): "The Awakening"
Best Villain: Dad in "Mum and Dad"
So Bad You'll Laugh: "Color Me Blood Red"
Worst Dubbing: "Blood and Black Lace"
Most pointless remake: "Carrie"
Movie that angered me the most: "Eden Lake"

Edited by Bob McLaughlin, November 01 2013 - 06:21 PM.

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Posted November 01 2013 - 07:23 PM

Final tally: 21 feature length films, 1 short film, and 8 tv episodes.  19 of those films were first time viewings. 

 

Now for my meaningless awards(first time viewings only):

 

Biggest Letdown: Halloween II - Halloween was a film that was great beyond it's genre.  I enjoyed II but it was far from the first one.

Biggest Surprises:  Vampires, Spider Baby, The Cabin in the Woods, Gammera the Invincible

Stinker: Horror of the Zombies - In my opinion this was the worst film I've seen in this contest by a landslide

Best Film:  House of Frankenstein -  tempted to put Curse of Frankenstein on here as well, but I'm going to have to rewatch it as I caught myself dozing a few times

 

 

 

First time viewings are in bold

 

 

10/01

Halloween II (1981) C

10/02

The Cabin in the Woods (2012) B

10/03

The Creeping Terror (1964) F

Horrors of Spider Island (1960) F

10/05

The Willies (1990) D

10/06

Psycho (1960) A

Horror of the Zombies (1974) F

10/07

Spider Baby (1964) B

The Evil Dead (1981) B

10/09

Gammera the Invincible (1966) C

10/10

Earnest Scared Stupid (1991) A

10/13

Bats (1999) D

10/14

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) B

10/15

Frankenstein (1910, short film) A

House of Frankenstein (1944) A

10/20

The Wasp Woman (1959) D

10/21

Carrie (2013) B

10/28

Frankenstein (1994) C

 

The Witches (1990) C

Vampires (1998) B

 

 

10/30

The Shining (A)

10/31

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

 

TV

Tales from the Crypt 1. "And All Through the House"

Tales from the Crypt 2. "Dig That Cat...He's Real Gone"

Tales from the Crypt 3. "Collection Completed"

Tales from the Crypt 4. "Til Death"

Tales from the Crypt 5. "Three's a Crowd"

Tales from the Crypt 6. "Dead Right"

Tales from the Crypt 7. "For Cryin' Out Loud"

Tales from the Crypt 8. "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today"



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Posted November 01 2013 - 10:59 PM

30/10/13: KILLER BEES {TV} (Curtis Harrington, 1974) **

 

The invasion of a community by a swarm of deadly bees was, for a time, a popular commodity in genre cinema: this was preceded by Freddie Francis’ THE DEADLY BEES (1966) and followed by THE SAVAGE BEES (1976; TV), its sequel TERROR OUT OF THE SKY (1978; TV) and Irwin Allen’s inflated all-star fiasco THE SWARM (1978). Frankly, I never understood this situation’s appeal, as the sight of people fleeing for their lives from badly-processed insects (as in the film under review) was always prone to elicit laughter as opposed to the intended terror! Anyway, here we get the added – but equally dubious – treat of having the leading family of the locale (after whom it is named!) as the bees’ keepers…or, rather as one of them opines, it is the other way round! In fact, matriarch Gloria Swanson (in her much-publicized TV debut) is constantly surrounded by them – until it is time to pass the baton to another, younger woman and, since her direct relations all happen to be male, her successor ends up being one of their number’s girlfriend (played by Kate Jackson, later one of TV’s CHARLIE’S ANGELS)! Still, the fact that the reason behind the African killer bees’ mass migration to the U.S. – apart from the declaration that their particular honey gives the “Van Bohlen” wine an extra sweet taste! – is never properly delineated hurts the overall effort (to say nothing of its credibility quotient).

 

 

30/10/13: DEVIL DOG: THE HOUND OF HELL {TV} (Curtis Harrington, 1978) **1/2

 

Director Harrington began as a film-maker with artistic – albeit derivative – aspirations (notably NIGHT TIDE {1961} and GAMES {1967}) but soon settled into being a solid purveyor of commercial properties, if not a downright hack. This one, too, seems to have drawn its inspiration from the many diabolical chillers of the era: the end result is all over the place, yet agreeable and certainly competent enough. It begins with the impregnation of a German Shepherd bitch by a demon(!), invoked following much chanting courtesy of a group led by Martine Beswick; the litter of puppies this unholy alliance produces is presumably spread across the country (or is it the globe?) by another of their number, i.e. R.G. Armstrong, but we only follow the fortunes of one such canine – owned by the family of hero Richard Crenna. Soon, the rest of the family falls under the mutt’s evil spell (cue more incantations and the painting of a demon head, which they presumably adulate) but not after it indirectly causes their superstitious maid’s fiery death and almost wills the protagonist to chop off his own hand in a propeller! Other victims are a friendly neighbor and his pet dog, and the children’s schoolmaster (it is before the latter that the titular creature first appears in its true hellish guise – and a scene I recall coming across as a kid on Italian TV!) but, aiding Crenna in his quest to overcome the forces of darkness, is a shaman (played by Victor Jory) he expressly visits in Latin America. Unsurprisingly, given its pedigree (no pun intended), the special effects during the climactic confrontation – which, for no very good reason, are set inside a power plant – leave much to be desired…but, as I said, the film ultimately makes for a decent way to kill an hour and a half (and that is all one really asks for out of such unassuming genre fare).

 

 

31/10/13: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE {TV} (Alastair Reid, 1980) ***

 

This is among the better and more stylish versions of the classic horror tale, but one I was only aware of via a review of its R2 DVD on the estimable “Sight & Sound” magazine! Other TV renditions I have watched were those made in 1955, 1959, 1968, 1969, 1973 and 1990 – the first and fourth of these during the current Halloween Challenge. Like the 1960 Hammer adaptation THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL, Hyde is the handsomer, leaner persona – with the doctor’s features hidden under large whiskers, grey hair and a rather stout figure (the latter would plague leading man David Hemmings himself in real life, as well as guest star Diana Dors!); his alter ego, then, is not stereotypically evil and brutish, more the haughty, callous sort with a nasty streak running in him. The storyline is opened up to encompass most of the mores of Victorian society, inflating the running-time to nearly two hours, and making its affinity with Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture Of Dorian Gray” all the more pronounced. Curiously, Jekyll drinks a minimal amount of the potion to transform into Hyde but then the latter injects himself to revert back!; as for the unassisted metamorphosis, this occurs overnight while in bed (as in R.L. Stevenson’s original) – also lifted directly from the novella is his unprovoked assault on an old gentleman (played here by Desmond Llewellyn of 007’s Q fame!). The girl Hyde torments (to the point of suicide, again a` la DORIAN GRAY) is a housemaid, played by singer Toyah Wilcox(!), in Jekyll’s own employ – as in MARY REILLY (1996), which I almost included in this ongoing marathon; other notable cast members are Ian Bannen as Lawyer Utterson and Clive Swift as Dr. Lanyon.

 

 

31/10/13: FRANKENSTEIN {TV} (James Ormerod, 1984) **1/2

 

Mary Shelley’s horror perennial has attracted numerous talents to it over the years: this one is no exception, but the end result is largely unsatisfying and oddly forgettable! Robert Powell and David Warner (as creator and creature respectively) complement each other quite well, especially in their thoughtful (as opposed to physical) final confrontation. The latter’s burnt look (while not fitted with bolts in the sides of his neck a` la the classic monster make-up, he is still brought to life via electrical charges) seems to be derived from Christopher Lee’s messy visage in THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957), while also looking forward to Robert De Niro’s in MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (1994). Carrie Fisher feels out-of-place here as Elizabeth, John Gielgud is wasted as the blind hermit, and Edward Judd turns up in yet another unrecognizable character role as a procurer of Frankenstein’s specimens. The essence of the tale is there, to be sure (in spite of the low-key approach)…though, at a mere 73 minutes,  it comes off as rushed – with the film’s visuals also proving unappetizingly drab!



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Posted November 01 2013 - 11:07 PM

My final tally for Halloween 2013 is 78:

 

 

1 01/10/13 And Soon The Darkness (1970) *** 2   The Maze **1/2 3   Orson Welles' Ghost Story (Return To Glennascaul) **1/2 4 02/10/13 The Final Programme ** 5   The Neanderthal Man ** 6   A Ghost Story: Stigma (1977; TV) **1/2 7 03/10/13 The Devil's Rain **1/2 8   The Son Of Dr. Jekyll ** 9   A Child's Voice (TV) **1/2 10 05/10/13 ABC Weekend Special: The Gold Bug (TV) *** 11   The Catman Of Paris ** 12   Ghost Story For Christmas: The Ice House (TV) **1/2 13 06/10/13 The Food Of The Gods ** 14   Cat Girl ** 15   Climax: Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1955; TV) **1/2 16   The Stepford Wives (1975) *** 17 07/10/13 Revenge Of The Stepford Wives (TV) **1/2 18   Mr. Humphreys And His Inheritance (TV) **1/2 19   Village Of The Giants *1/2 20   The Pendulum, The Pit And Hope **1/2 21   The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1982) ** 22 08/10/13 Lights Out: The Lost Will Of Dr. Rant (TV) *** 23   Picture Mommy Dead **1/2 24   Scream Blacula Scream ** 25   The Cat Creature (TV) *** 26 09/10/13 R.I.P.D. **1/2 27 10/10/13 Tormented **1/2 28   The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1973; TV) *** 29   Dead Of Night: The Exorcism (TV) **1/2 30 11/10/13 Attack Of The Puppet People **1/2 31   The Crime Of Dr. Crespi **1/2 32   Tales Of Tomorrow: The Crystal Egg (TV) *** 33 12/10/13 Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1973; TV) *** 34   The Mask Of Diijon **1/2 35   King Dinosaur *1/2 36   Dead Of Night: The Exorcism (TV) *** 37 13/10/13 Alraune (1952) *** 38 14/10/13 The Amazing Colossal Man **1/2 39   War Of The Colossal Beast *1/2 40 15/10/13 The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1981; TV) *** 41   The Queen Of Spades (1916) **1/2 42   Tales Of Frankenstein: Jack The Ripper (TV) *** 43 16/10/13 On The Edge **1/2 44   The Wormwood Star ** 45   Boris Karloff's "Thriller": Your Truly, Jack The Ripper (TV) *** 46   The Musgrave Ritual (1912) ** 47   Supernatural: Countess Ilona (TV) **1/2 48 17/10/13 A Study In Terror *** 49   The Copper Beeches (1912) ** 50   Supernatural: Mr. Nightingale (TV) **1/2 51 19/10/13 Tales Of Tomorrow: Past Tense (TV) *** 52   Startime: The Turn Of The Screw (1959; TV) ***1/2 53   The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1972; TV) **1/2     Racconti Fantastici: Notte In Casa Usher (TV) N/A 54 20/10/13 The Queen Of Spades (1965) *** 55   Man In The Attic **1/2     Racconti Fantastici: Ligeia Forever (TV) N/A 56 21/10/13 Blackenstein BOMB     Racconti Fantastici: Il Delirio Di William Wilson (TV) N/A 57 22/10/13 Dr. Black Mr. Hyde **1/2 58   Racconti Fantastici: La Caduta Di Casa Usher (TV) *** 59 23/10/13 The Masks Of Death (TV) **1/2 60   Demons 6: De Profundis [The Black Cat (1989)] *1/2 61 24/10/13 The Sign Of Four (1983; TV) **1/2 62   Dr. Pyckle And Mr. Pride **1/2 63 25/10/13 How Awful About Allan? (TV) **1/2 64   The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1983; TV) *** 65 26/10/13 Nightmare Classics: Carmilla (1989; TV) **1/2 66   Mystery And Imagination: The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1966; TV) *** 67   Nightmare Classics: The Turn Of The Screw (1989; TV) **1/2 68   Supernatural: Night Of The Marionettes **1/2 69 27/10/13 The Master Of Horror [1965 Re-Edited U.S. Version] **1/2 70   NBC Matinee Theater: The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1956; TV) **1/2 71 28/10/13 NBC Matinee Theater: Dark Of The Moon (TV) **1/2 72   Lights Out: The Devil In Glencairn (TV) **1/2 73 29/10/13 The Sins Of Dorian Gray (TV) **1/2 74   Manfish ** 75 30/10/13 Killer Bees (TV) ** 76   Devil-Dog: The Hound Of Hell (TV) **1/2 77 31/10/13 Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1981; TV) *** 78   Frankenstein (1984; TV) **1/2


 


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Posted November 02 2013 - 08:52 AM

Here is a list of the movies I watched this challenge, and the grade I gave each film:

Movies underlined were first time viewings:

1.  Scream(1981) B-  

 

2.  Barn Of The Naked Dead(1974) C-

 

3.  The Screaming Skull(1958) B

 

4.  A Night To Dismember(1983) D

 

5.  Bloody Birthday(1981) A

 

6.  Prom Night(1980) C-

 

7.  Prom Night 2(1987) B-

 

8.  Prom Night 3(1990) D

 

9.  Prom Night 4(1992) F

 

10.  Don't Open Till Christmas(1984) B+

 

11.  Dangerous Game(1987) C

 

12.  Grizzly(1976) C

 

13.  Day Of The Animals(1977) B

 

14.  Savage Harvest(1981) B

 

15.  Cheerleader Camp AKA:Bloody Pom Poms(1988) C-

 

16.  Tombs Of The Blind Dead(1971) A

 

17,  Return Of The Evil Dead(1973) C+

 

18.  The Ghost Galleon(1975) A

 

19.  Night Of The Seagulls(1976) B+

 

20.  Splatter University(1984) B-

 

21.  Killer Party(1986)  A-

 

Fun time this year.  It seems October is always such a busy month, that I can never get all the horror films I want in.  I was aiming for 100 this year.  I say this every challenge, but next time I'll win  :)


Edited by Bryan^H, November 02 2013 - 09:02 AM.

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Posted November 02 2013 - 12:38 PM

2013 Point Total

 

22  Film points (9 new)

  6  TV points (8 hr-long dramas & 7 half-hr sitcoms -- 9 new)

28 Total Points

 

As with others here, I find it difficult to watch as many films as I'd like. It's football season, TV shows are broadcasting fresh episodes (at least we can count the Halloween eps), and this year there was some minor family drama at month's end. So I think I ended up about the same as always, maybe a point or two less.

 

The Report Card

RED = First Time Viewing

  1. Insidious  A
  2. Grave Encounters  B-
  3. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)  B
  4. Grave Encounters 2 C+
  5. The Collection B-
  6. Fright Night (2011)  C+
  7. Fright Night (1985)  A-
  8. Salvage  D
  9. Fright Night - Part 2 (1988)  B
  10. Curse of Chucky  B
  11. The Woman in Black  A-
  12. Friday the 13th: Part II  B-
  13. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter  B
  14. Lost Boys: The Thirst  C
  15. World War Z  A-
  16. The Haunting (1999)  C+
  17. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)  A-
  18. The Tall Man  D
  19. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI  B+
  20. Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday  D-
  21. Dead Silence  B-
  22. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors  B+

TV Viewing

  1. Supernatural: The Born-Again Identity (S7:E17)  B+
  2. Sleepy Hollow: For the Triumph of Evil... (S1:E3)  A-
  3. Sleepy Hollow: The Lesser Key of Solomon (S1:E4) A
  4. Supernatural: Party On, Garth (S7:E18)  B+
  5. Supernatural: I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here (S9:E1)  B
  6. Phineas & Ferb: Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror (S4:E18)  A- 
  7. Phineas & Ferb: Face Your Fear (S4:E19)  B
  8. Supernatural: Of Grave Importance (S7:E19)  A-
  9. Super Fun Night: Chick or Treat (S1:E3)  C+
  10. Supernatural: The Girl With the Dungeons & Dragons Tattoo (S7:E20)  A-
  11. Sleepy Hollow: John Doe (S1:E5)  C
  12. The Middle: Halloween IV-The Ghost Story (S5:E5)  B
  13. Back in the Game: Night Games (S1:E6)  C
  14. Family Guy: Petergeist (S4:E26)  B+
  15. Family Guy: Halloween on Spooner Street (S9:E4)  B-

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#411 of 422 Michael Elliott

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Posted November 03 2013 - 11:58 AM

I'm just counting the movies: 55 total.

 

 

Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971) ****

The Mark of the Wolfman (1968) **

The Awful Dr. Orloff (1962) ** 1/2

Virgin Witch (1972) * 1/2

Assignment Terror (1969) * 1/2

The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman (1971) ** 1/2

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) * 1/2

Devil Bat's Daughter (1946) 1/2

Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (2012) ***

Dario Argento's Dracula (2012) * 1/2

The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) **

Strippers vs Werewolves (2012) **

The Wolfman Never Sleeps (1972) * 1/2

Satan and the Virgin (1948) * 1/2

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) ** 1/2

Curse of Chucky (2013) ***

Scarecrow (2013) ** 1/2

Madness (1994) **

Chill Out, Scooby Doo! (2007) **

Carrie (2013) ****

My World Dies Screaming (1958) * 1/2

Scooby-Doo! And the Samurai Sword (2009) **

Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf (1972) *** 1/2

Love Brides of the Blood Mummy (1973) * 1/2

Curse of the Devil (1973) **

Night of the Howling Beast (1975) ***

The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958) * 1/2

Grave Halloween (2013) * 1/2

The Night the World Exploded (1957) **

Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961) **

Toy Story of Terror (2013) *** 1/2

Crimson (1973) **

Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (2010) ***

Big Top Scooby-Doo! (2012) *** 1/2

5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970) **

Orloff and the Invisible Man (1970) **

Full Moon High (1981) *

Jug Face (2013) ***

Spiders (2013) * 1/2

V/H/S/2 (2013) ***

Night of the Cobra Woman (1972) *

Hocus Pocus (1993) **

Astro Zombies: M4 - Invasion from Cyberspace (2012) **

Zombie Night (2013) *

Hard to Die (1990) **

Son of Dracula (1974) * 1/2

The ABCs of Death (2012) **

The Mad Magician (1954) ***

Inquisition (1976) ***

The People Who Own the Dark (1976) **

Tender Dracula (1974) * 1/2

The Dark Eyes of London (1939) ***

Invisible Invaders (1959) **

Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire (2011) ***


Edited by Michael Elliott, November 03 2013 - 11:58 AM.

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#412 of 422 John Stell

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Posted November 04 2013 - 08:35 AM

OK - here are the totals as reported thus far for people who watched 13 or more films, etc.  First time viewings are in parentheses, allocated for TV viewings.  Feel free to PM or post corrections.

 

John Stell 105 (11)

Radioman970 92.5 (54.7)

Russell G 81 (57)

Mario Gauci 78 (78)

TravisR 68 (3)

PatW 66 (27)

Michael Elliott 55 (36)

Neil Middlemiss 40 (17)

Bob McLaughlin 36 (29)

Chucky P 35 (14.8)

Sandro 32 (19)

Film 30 (19)

Malcolm R 28 (12.7)

Bryan^H 21 (11)

Joe Karlosi 14 (0)


Edited by John Stell, November 08 2013 - 08:28 PM.

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#413 of 422 Neil Middlemiss

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Posted November 04 2013 - 08:56 AM

OK - here are the totals as reported thus far for people who watched 13 or more films, etc.  First time viewings are in parentheses, allocated for TV viewings.  Feel free to PM or post corrections.

 

John Stell 105 (11)

Radioman970 92.5 (54.7)

Russell G 81 (57)

Mario Gauci 78 (?)

TravisR 68 (3)

PatW 66 (27)

Michael Elliott 55 (36)

Neil Middlemiss 40 (?)

Bob McLaughlin 36 (29)

Chucky P 35 (14.8)

Sandro 32 (19)

Film 30 (19)

Malcolm R 28 (12.7)

Bryan^H 21 (11)

Joe Karlosi 14 (0)

 

I updated my post (previous page) to indicate first time viewings. 17 movies were first timers for me.

 

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#414 of 422 Russell G

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Posted November 04 2013 - 09:00 AM

I'm surprised I came in third place since I didn't get as obsessive as I usually do. I'm pleased! Bring on next year! :P


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#415 of 422 Radioman970

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Posted November 04 2013 - 01:37 PM

If only watching movies had been a subject in school. 


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#416 of 422 Mario Gauci

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Posted November 08 2013 - 04:54 AM

I'm also surprised by my high ranking...as there were several gaps over the month, and I certainly didn't reach my target of 3 movies per day! For the record, all 78 films I watched during this Challenge were FIRST-time viewings!



#417 of 422 John Stell

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Posted November 12 2013 - 05:50 AM

Once again, the kind folks at HTF are offering prizes to the winners of this year's contest.

 

Radioman970, as having the most titles viewed, pick two Blu Rays from the following list and then PM Adam Gregorich your address and he'll coordinate getting them to you:

 

Psycho II

Psycho III

Terrorvision/The Video Dead double feature

Sinister

 

After Radioman970 picks his two, Russel G can pick from the remaining two.  The last title will go to Mario G as having the most new viewings.  You can post your choices here or PM me, and then I will forward the final list to Adam.

 

Thanks HTF and for all those participated in the challenge this year.


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#418 of 422 Radioman970

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Posted November 12 2013 - 08:51 AM

Aw man!  Neat...     some terrific choices. 

 

Psycho 2 (will be my 4th copy, haha!  But only blu ray so that's good)

Sinister (I had to return a borrowed copy of that so this will be great)


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#419 of 422 Russell G

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Posted November 12 2013 - 09:16 AM

Hey, I own the titles already, so I'll happily pass on this one to the next in line. Very cool that we get prizes though! :)


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#420 of 422 John Stell

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Posted November 12 2013 - 10:32 AM

Mario -

 

Pick between Psycho III and the double feature.  Then TravisR will get the last title.


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