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30 day Horror challenge

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Monkey Shines (1988)
Day 1: A memorable animal in a horror movie


That damn monkey.

Tied with the rabbit pictured below.
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People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Day 2: One of your earliest encounters with the horror genre


The more I think about it, I'm now convinced this was the first horror movie I ever watched. I'd thought it was one of the Universal classics, but now I think I watched those after this one.
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People who added this item 1539 Average listal rating (1021 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Evil Dead II (1987)
Day 3: A favorite saw or chainsaw scene


In which Ash overcompensates for losing his hand. (The scene can be seen here.)
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Day 4: A great horror movie doctor - Dr. Phibes


He ingeniously used the Ten Plagues in the Bible to take revenge for the loss of his wife. And played by the Amazing Vincent Price.
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People who added this item 697 Average listal rating (452 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Creepshow (1982)
Day 5: Favorite horror director - George A. Romero


Between his Dead series (excluding Survival of the Dead which is crap), Creepshow, The Crazies, and Monkey Shines he's rightfully earned his spot at the top of my list.

Still need to watch Martin and a few others.
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People who added this item 1632 Average listal rating (1027 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Day 6: Your favorite movie by your favorite director


Also unofficially my favorite horror movie ever.
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People who added this item 1975 Average listal rating (1307 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Evil Dead (1981)
Day 7: A great hero - Ash


OK, so he may not be that great since he's more of a reluctant hero, but it's tough to argue that he's one of the best in the history of horror.
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People who added this item 1318 Average listal rating (835 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Day 8: Best comedy-horror


This or Shaun of the Dead or Evil Dead II or Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
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People who added this item 748 Average listal rating (449 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6
Day 9: A boring horror movie

Tried a few times to watch this, kept falling asleep before anything ever happened & eventually I gave up. And I'm pretty patient when it comes to movies.
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People who added this item 979 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Frankenstein (1931)
Day 10: Favorite classic horror movie


Iconic.

Note: This day was originally for "An instant classic" but I couldn't decide on one, plus I was disappointed looking at my list that there aren't many old horror films on here. So I changed it.
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Maniac (1980)
Day 11: Most psychotic killer - Frank Zito

They don't get much crazier than this.
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People who added this item 1074 Average listal rating (671 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dead Alive (1992)
Day 12: The goriest movie you’ve seen


Pretty sure that's the whole point.
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People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (268 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Vanishing (1988)
Day 13: Favorite foreign horror


Also: Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore), Le Corbeau, and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 3.6
Day 14: The cheesiest horror you’ve ever seen


Thank you, MST3K, without whom this wouldn't be watchable.
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Hellraiser (1987)
Day 15: A great 80’s horror movie


"The box. You opened it. We came."
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People who added this item 534 Average listal rating (284 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
May (2002)
Day 16: Great indie horror


A personal favorite, and not just because you get to see Anna Faris get killed.
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People who added this item 353 Average listal rating (244 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Phantasm (1979)
Day 17: Favorite horror franchise


An unusual pick perhaps, but this is the only franchise where I've truly enjoyed every single film in the series.
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Day 18: A movie people hate that you love


So Michael Myers isn't in this one. Get over it. I swear if this hadn't had the Halloween name on it more people would appreciate it. Halloween III is B-movie goodness.
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People who added this item 3890 Average listal rating (2491 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
The Exorcist (1973)
Day 19: A movie that disappointed you


Supposedly the scariest movie ever, and yet I found it laughable, ridiculous, and far too serious for its own good. Or maybe it's just that I'm not scared of "The Devil".
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People who added this item 281 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Day 20: A great twist ending


So great it's about the only thing that justifies this film's existence.
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People who added this item 338 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Day 21: A horrible/lame twist


Because people can totally breathe underwater for over 3 hours. Oh wait, maybe she was swimming & nobody saw her while they were dredging the lake. Yeah, that's it. *rolls eyes* I had this one figured out from the start.
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Psycho (1960)
Day 22: Best movie based on a book


Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bloch.

See also: Frankenstein, The Shining, and Hellraiser
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People who added this item 1475 Average listal rating (933 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Day 23: Scariest old person


Crazy Ralph!
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People who added this item 1088 Average listal rating (721 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Halloween (2007)
Day 24: A movie you expected to be bad, but enjoyed


Admittedly this wasn't at all necessary, but I thought Rob Zombie did a good job with this remake. And personally I found it interesting that he came up with reasons why Michael Myers killed people, even though not knowing is far more frightening.
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People who added this item 1100 Average listal rating (741 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Child's Play (1988)
Day 25: A franchise you don’t like


Actually this one's not TOO bad, but I chose it because it's the only one I've seen enough films to judge it on & come out against (I've seen the first 3 & that was enough). Otherwise I might have chosen the Leprechaun series or something.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 4.3
Day 26: Worst sequel


The only reason I was able to sit through any of this was because my friends & I were making fun of it. Total crap.
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People who added this item 6156 Average listal rating (4063 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
Day 27: Favorite Stephen King movie


There is none higher.
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People who added this item 1526 Average listal rating (935 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Day 28: A great zombie movie
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People who added this item 963 Average listal rating (568 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.6
Psycho (1998)
Day 29: A movie you refuse to watch

You don't remake a masterpiece.
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People who added this item 397 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Innocents (1961)
Day 30: One you need to watch, a.s.a.p.
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Previously seen done by Listal user ranna (that'd be a link to her list).

Day 1: A memorable animal in a horror movie
Day 2: One of your earliest encounters with the horror genre
Day 3: A favorite saw or chainsaw scene
Day 4: A great horror movie doctor
Day 5: Favorite horror director
Day 6: Your favorite movie by your favorite director
Day 7: A great hero
Day 8: Best comedy-horror
Day 9: A boring horror movie
Day 10: Favorite classic horror movie
Day 11: Most psychotic killer
Day 12: The goriest movie you’ve seen
Day 13: Favorite foreign horror
Day 14: The cheesiest horror you’ve ever seen
Day 15: A great 80’s horror movie
Day 16: Great indie horror
Day 17: Favorite horror franchise
Day 18: A movie people hate that you love
Day 19: A movie that disappointed you
Day 20: A great twist ending
Day 21: A horrible/lame twist
Day 22: Best movie based on a book
Day 23: Scariest old person
Day 24: A movie you expected to be bad, but enjoyed
Day 25: A franchise you don’t like
Day 26: Worst sequel
Day 27: Favorite OR least favorite Stephen King movie
Day 28: A great zombie movie
Day 29: A movie you refuse to watch
Day 30: One you need to watch, a.s.a.p.

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Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 8 21:47
I highly recommend that you never finish Cannibal Holocaust. The last scene is atrociously bad. It's a case of "Oh crap, we just made a movie that's completely pointless and meandering... let's have a character say something at the end here that makes it seem like there was actually a purpose to all of this." The film is horrendous, totally devoid of insight or anything of interest. Way better disturbing movies out there. :)
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 9 8:21
A personal favorite, and not just because you get to see Anna Faris get killed.


Lots of great list notes, but I feel like this one deserves special recognition! LOL!

Good gosh, I really need to sit down and make one of these lists. They look like so much fun. Great job!!
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 9 23:35
I agree on Xanadon't's point of how great these notes are! Funny stuff. And so true. And, occasionally, state mandated.

I've been reading some horror comic books lately. Classical monsters though. Someday I'd like to watch Halloween and Friday the 13th, as those serial killers are just too endearing. Also, I don't mind a plot where one unstoppable force meets several annoying, obnoxious teenage objects that you couldn't sympathize with if they donated their splattered blood to sick children in Detroit. That's one of the cool things about the concept behind some of these characters - you don't have to sympathize with their prey and be worried for them, you can just enjoy the carnage while it lasts.

Oh, and that The Fat Boys music video we talked about a year or two ago with Freddy Krueger is killer.
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 9 23:48
Great list! I will have to make one as well. :D
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 10 0:01
Woot! Finally someone who loves the film, Monkey Shines as much as I do!

Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 10 3:06
I really liked some of the horror films you chose and liked. Most of the ones you hated I haven't seen. We rate horror films somewhat differently, but I think that I judge horror films a little harshly sometimes.
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 10 13:55
good list giraffe - well made...The Exorcist is damn scary if you are spiritual or religious...if not it IS laughable...but kudos for dissing Cannibal Holocaust!
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 23 20:17
Thanks for the link to your list! You have a lot of great choices here. And I totally agree about Halloween III.
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Sep 29 21:47
Awesome list! I totally agree about Halloween III, It was pretty good but people didn't give it a chance once they realized Michael Myers wasn't in it. If it had a different name people would have been all over it!
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Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 2 11:28
I'm seriously thinking about making my version of this.
Great one!
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Oct 2 12:10
I agree completely with Halloween III. It's actually a really remarkable and creepy film, yet people can't seem to judge it as a separate film, feeling that because it has nothing to do with Michael Myers, it is somehow a bad film. Which is wrong. So I'm glad you included it here.
Posted: 5 years ago at Dec 8 0:50
I liked Halloween 3, too. Very underrated flick. I hated the Halloween remake though, hahaha. I wanted to walk out on it but sat through it. Great list, I have to make my own version now.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Oct 19 21:44
I agree with everyone's comments on Cannibal Holocaust. Hated it, and hated the real animal cruelty that took place.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Oct 13 17:50
Awesome! Might have to do this one myself too.

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