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  1. Neil Middlemiss

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

    I got 31 in again., 18 were new to me. Best film that I couldn't believe I'd not seen before was The Howling, most fun viewing I had this year was Werewolves Within, biggest disappointment was Critters Attack, film that had me the most scared was Veronica, and best revisit was The Thing (1982)...
  2. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 31: The Thing (1982) – PERFECT (5 out of 5) In the isolation of a remote Antarctic, a U.S. research team is unknowingly infiltrated by a creature that can perfectly imitate lifeforms, human or animal. A storm has them cut off from the outside world, and no-one is safe, no-one knows who...
  3. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 30: The Thing (2011) - 4 out of 5 A discovery in the artic has Norwegian scientists excited and they enlist the expertise of American expert (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But their frozen discover wakes up. With the ability to absorb and mimic its prey, the thing they uncovered could be...
  4. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 29: Scream (1996) – 4 out of 5 The brutal double murder of two high school students by a ghost-masked killer dressed in black grips the town of Woodsboro. Young Sidney (Neve Campbell), still reeling from the murder of her mother the year before, becomes the target of the killer. A...
  5. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 28: Veronica! (2017) – 4 out of 5 – First Time Viewing A young girl, Veronica (Sandra Escacena), and two girls from her class in school, decide to sneak to the basement of the Catholic school while everyone else is distracted by a rare eclipse to play with a Ouija board. Veronica just...
  6. Neil Middlemiss

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

    I think I liked it more than you but it’s an interesting thought that the realities of that war were worse than what we see here. I don’t know they were going for wildly more horrific, but rather a little grounded but just an unusual horror angle to the war. Now, at the risk of self-promotion...
  7. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 27: Spring (2014) – 4 out of 5 - First Time Viewing Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci), a young American, following the death of his parents and a nasty bar fight that has the cops looking for him, hops on a plane to backpack around Italy. He meets Louise (Nadia Hilker), an enigmatic woman and...
  8. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 26: Little Monsters (2019) – 4 out of 5 – First Time Viewing Dave (Alexander England), a loser musician moves in with his sister and her son, Felix, after a nasty break up. He’s pathetic, childish, selfish, and going nowhere in life. When he takes Felix to kindergarten, he meets the...
  9. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 25: Critters Attack! (2019) – 1.5 out of 5 – First Time Viewing The Critters return to earth to wreak havoc and ruin the night of a babysitter, her younger brother, and the two kids she’s being paid to sit for the night. The discovery of a new kind of Critter may hold the key. Oof...
  10. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 24: Werewolves Within (2021) – 4.5 out of 5 – First Time Viewing Finn Wheeler (Sam Richardson) arrives in the sleepy small town of Beaverfield to start his job as a forest ranger, but he finds the locals to be an oddball bunch of characters, swallowed by disagreements over a proposed...
  11. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 23: Mara (2018) – 2 out of 5 – First Time Viewing Kate (Olga Kurylenko) is a criminal psychologist assigned to evaluate a women accused of murdering her husband in the middle of the night. The women claims an ancient demon called Mara strangled her estranged husband. Kate has her...
  12. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 22: The People Under the Stairs (1991) – 4 out of 5 Young Fool (Brandon Quintin Adams) and Leroy (Ving Rhames) break into the large home of the corrupt landlords who mistreat and overcharge residents while they’re away, but they get more than they bargain for when they become trapped...
  13. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 21: Shocker (1989) – 2 out of 5 Brutal serial killer, Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi), has a strange connection with local high school football star, Jonathan Parker (Peter Berg), as Jonathan is able to identify and locate the nasty murder in his dreams. Pinker is caught, sent to the...
  14. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 20: Blood Red Sky (2021) – 4 out of 5 – First Time Viewing Nadja (Peri Baumeister) and her son, Elias (Carl Anton Koch) leave Germany on a flight to the US. Nadja has a mysterious illness and places her hopes in an American clinic to cure her. Things take an unexpected turn when the...
  15. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 19: DeadTectives (2018) – 3.5 out of 5 – First Time Viewing A trio of hosts for a low-quality paranormal investigation show are at risk of cancellation. They’ve been faking hauntings for ratings for a while and are out of ideas. They’ve got one last chance to hit a home run with their...
  16. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 18: Halloween Kills (2021) – 3.5 out of 5 - First Time Viewing Laurie Strode, her daughter, and granddaughter barely survived their confrontation with Michael Myers but believe they have finally rid the world of his grotesque evil locking him in the basement of Laurie’s burning...
  17. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 17: Halloween (2018) – 3.5 out of 5 It's been decades since Michael Myers terrorized Haddonfield, Illinois with his murderous rampage on Halloween night, 1978. While Myers has been incarcerated, Laurie Strode, a survivor of his attack, has suffered through failed marriages and...
  18. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 16: Halloween (1978) – 4 out of 5 Halloween is the quintessential horror movie. It is the story of a young boy (Michael Myers) on Halloween night, 1963, who slays his sister in a quiet suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He is institutionalized only to escape 15 years later, heading...
  19. Neil Middlemiss

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

    The best of the follow ups are the 3rd and 4th entries. Part 4, a prequel set in the time of the old west, showed the greatest creativeness. But they’re all fun in a cheesy, DTV kinda way :)
  20. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 15: Tremors: Shrieker Island (2020) – 2.5 out of 5 - First Time Viewing Burt Gummer (Michael Gross), living a life of solitude on a remote island, is asked to help rid a different remote island of a graboid threat before they can reproduce and create the variant offspring (like...
  21. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 14: Phase IV (1974) – 2.5 out of 5 – First Time Viewing In the middle of the Arizona desert, a massive colony of ants suddenly begins exhibiting intelligence, creating large structures and more, but only one scientist in the field is aware of the change. He enlists the help of an animal...
  22. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 13: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - 4 out of 5 A Nightmare on Elm Street takes classic urban legend material and fashions a sinister and seemingly unstoppable madman who stalks children in their dreams. The killer, Freddy Krueger, was an accused child killer who escaped prison on a...
  23. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 12: Prince of Darkness (1987) – 3.5 out of 5 A priest (Donald Pleasance) connects with a science professor and a group of talented students to stop the rebirth of an evil entity that will unleash death and devastation on the earth. Another interesting work from John Carpenter, this...
  24. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 11: Severance (2006) – 3 out of 5 – First Time Viewing A group of sales representatives for an arms company head to the European mountains for a teambuilding exercise, but they find themselves in a rundown lodge being hunted by bad people. Severance has been described as The Office...
  25. Neil Middlemiss

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

    Hannibal is one of my all-time favorite shows for a lot of the reasons you stated in your post. I still hold out hope that they pick back up for another season at some point stranger things (no pun intended) have happened!
  26. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 10: Freaky (2020) – 3.5 out of 5 - First Time Viewing A serial killer (Vince Vaughn), thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, begins a new murderous spree but has his plans interrupted by the accidental body swap with an unpopular high school girl (Kathryn Newton) and have only...
  27. Neil Middlemiss

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

    Shout out to @Todd Erwin for his great reviews of Shout’s Halloween movies on UHD - he’s accidentally taking part in the challenge this year :) (and making me want to watch the Halloween movies again!!)
  28. Neil Middlemiss

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

    October 9: The Changeling (1980) – 4.5 out of 5 Following the tragic death of his wife and son, John Russell, a noted music professor, takes lease in a historic building to write music. He is disturbed by strange noises in the house, loud banging and other strange things, which seem to...
  29. Neil Middlemiss

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

    Oh boy, Stage Fright absolutely terrified me as a kid. I need to find a copy of that!
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