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  1. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Go right ahead, John. I honestly couldn't even remember who won last year. I just did back-to-back music festivals so I'm looking forward to staying inside and not going out and spending money. Haha.
  2. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    If I missed your list or if more need to be added just let me know but here are the totals I came up with: Congrats to Travis for being this year's winner. TravisS 143 (2) BobO'Link 132 (53) Michael Elliott 128 (76) JasonRoer 127 (46) John Stell 121 (10) Ruz-El 92 (59) BryanH 57 (21) Dpippel...
  3. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Speaking of 2022. This here is something I'm keeping my eye on. I really haven't seen too many krimi films so I might jump on this for next year. Edgar Wallace Set
  4. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    128 total with 76 new viewings. As usual, there were several that I didn't get to including: RESURRECTION, THE WITCHES (1990), J'ACCUSE, WOMAN IN A BOX 1 & 2, BODY PUZZLE, FEAR NO EVIL, RITUAL OF EVIL, CURSE OF THE BLACK WIDOW, INFERNO (for the 10th straight year), SLEEPLESS, SUMMER of '84...
  5. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Sorry I'm just getting back into town. I did manage to watch three on the way up to Salem. As for Salem and Halloween, fun to do once but I'll never do it again. Don't even get me started on the people. The Witch City Mall did have a cool theater that played some great monster movies all...
  6. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    From Beyond the Grave (1974) *** Final anthology film from Amicus has Peter Cushing playing an antique dealer whose products deliver horror. Overall I thought all four stories here were rather good. If I had to pick a favorite I'd probably say that I enjoyed them in the order that they were...
  7. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I was ten years old the first time my mother let me stay home alone. Guess what was on television that night? Part 1 of IT. I knew it was on and wanted to watch it that's why I begged my mother to let me stay home. It scared the hell out of me and I remember hearing "something" at the door...
  8. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984) ** 1/2 A group of paranormal researchers go into a house where years earlier 18 people were slaughtered. This film is one that has been out of my watch for decades now. I've been wanting to see it for years but I just never got close to a copy of the...
  9. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I spent Wednesday on a 12 hour round trip to Southern Tennessee so that my wife and daughter could film a scene for SHARK EXORCIST 2. I had downloaded movies but ended up not watching any. We leave for Salem tomorrow on a 16 hour drive. I won't be driving any so I'm already planning to...
  10. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster (2021) **** Finally, a feature length documentary on Boris Karloff. The film does a great job at taking a look at the various stages of his career but the most fascinating stuff centers on the pre-FRANKENSTEIN Karloff where we learn about his...
  11. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Welcome to Horrorwood (1991) *** Documentary that talks with Forrest J. Ackerman as he discusses his collection as well as his thoughts on certain movies and stars. For the most part this was entertaining but I wish it had focused more on his collection and less about his thoughts on movies...
  12. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I always enjoy watching these early "sound" films where they took silents and just added a talking track to scenes in them. THE LAST PERFORMANCE had this done but I only have the silent version. Hopefully Kino will release this as part of their deal with Universal and include both versions.
  13. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I think my problem with Cassavetes is the same problem Stephen King has with Jack Nicholson in THE SHINING. Right from the start you can just tell that Cassavetes is a no good POS. There's just something about him that you immediately don't trust and that makes me feel that he is out against...
  14. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I was never huge on ROSEMARY'S BABY but I re-watched it about a year ago and it finally hit me as a masterpiece. I will still go to my grave saying Robert Redford should have played the role of the husband. I usually get a lot of hate for this but I still think the husband is the one flaw with...
  15. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) ** A family drive into a small town for help and run into some rather crazy people and Satanists. It's amazing how many Satanic movies followed ROSEMARY'S BABY. You got everything from classics like THE EXORCIST to trash like BEYOND THE DOOR. This film here is...
  16. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I got lucky a few years back and saw both 1931 versions of DRACULA on the big screen. I'll take the Spanish version any day of the week. The style alone makes it clear that there was something wrong with Browning. Sure, Lugosi is the king of Dracula's but IMO the 1931 film isn't even his best...
  17. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I actually watched THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN last night right at the strike of midnight. It's amazing how many "satanic" movies followed ROSEMARY'S BABY. This here certainly wasn't one of the better ones.
  18. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Shallow Grave (1987) *** Four college friends are on their way to Florida for spring break when they witness a murder and soon the killer needs them dead. I thought this was a pretty good film and another one in that DELIVERANCE zone where people wind up in a small town where they got a lot...
  19. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    The Horror Show (1979) *** 1/2 Anthony Perkins hosts and narrates this look back at 60 years of horror movies and monsters. This pretty much covers the early German silents, the Universal movies, a bit of Hammer, PSYCHO and THE OMEN. This was probably one of the first mainstream documentaries...
  20. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I'll probably watch it later tonight but 13 FANBOY was released to a few theaters and VOD today. I really like Voorhees and how she treats her fans so I'm hoping this FRIDAY THE 13TH tribute is good but the few reviews I've read it seems like it isn't.
  21. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Absolutely. Thankfully for us he only made three films. haha I have watched two as I finally found a non-MST3K version of RED ZONE CUBA. I guess I can brag that I've seen all of Warren's films and don't need to track any more down.
  22. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Jerry Warren really is the worst director ever. Ed Wood really gets a bad wrap because I'd rather watch his movies in a non-stop cycle then have to sit through a Warren picture. MAN BEAST is probably his best one but it's a real hard decision coming up with the worst because most are BOMB type...
  23. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Children of Camp Blood (2020) ** The latest film in the series is finally the last one I have to watch (although I'll get to WITHIN THE WOODS next year). Once again it thankfully runs just 69-minutes with the end credits and that includes some footage from previous movies. Troubled teens who...
  24. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED was just on TCM. I guess I screwed up and should have put the TV schedule on the opening post.
  25. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Ghost Catchers (1944) *** Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson decide to help out their neighbors who have moved into a haunted house. I'm a bit surprised that this "horror/comedy" from Universal isn't better known or had an official release considering the subject plus you've got Lon Chaney, Jr...
  26. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    It's a great deal for certain. The 50% off will be the main reason I keep it, although I do like having a "membership" to a label where they basically pick what I'm going to watch for a year. There were certainly more misses than hits but it's kinda fun waiting each month for the new title...
  27. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) *** 1/2 A very good documentary taking a look at the Video Nasties era where certain people believed you'd turn into a rapist or murderer by watching MANIAC, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE or THE EVIL DEAD. Overall this was a very good...
  28. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    I really enjoyed ALLELUIA when I watched it earlier this year. The director's ADORATION was even better. I'm going to be a subscriber to Vinegar Syndrome again next year but I really do feel that the Partner Labels have killed them in terms of quality releases this year. Quality films I guess...
  29. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    This might be my nerd coming out but quite often I find myself screaming out that FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN song lol. So much so to where my kids even know it by now. There's a "re-creation" of the dialogue track on YouTube now for those who might be interested. Lord know we will...
  30. Michael Elliott

    ***Official 22nd Annual HTF October Scary Movie Challenge 2021***

    Missing 411 (2017) *** This title and its sequel popped up on a few lists in another horror challenge. I've read that this is based on a book series that is apparently also somewhat controversial. This takes a look at several small children who have gone missing in national parks. I guess...
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