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October 2011 Horrorfest

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I've seen horrors....

Now that the month is over, you can find my reflections on it here. Thanks to all of you who kept up with this list, those who recommended/encouraged me on any of the films listed below that I watched, & those who ran their own October lists (all of which I kept looking in on whether I commented again or not...see sidebar for links).

The better and best of these got moved into their respective sections of my favorite Horror movies lists (one for each decade from the 1930s through the 2000s)
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First viewing - Oct. 1st

What Dance of the Dead lacks in some areas it makes up for by being solidly entertaining & providing more or less what you'd want from a zombie movie. There's nothing really new here, but a few small touches like a zombie still in a body bag and a zombified creature I haven't seen before (no spoilers here) are rewarding. Overall there's a sense of humor here too, which also helps it along.

Not essential, but worth a look just for fun.
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The Sandman (1991)
First viewing - Oct. 2nd


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First viewing - Oct. 3rd

“Do you know what’s really scary? You want to forget something. Totally wipe it out of your mind. But you never can. It can’t go away, you see. And it follows you around like a ghost.”
A Tale Of Two Sisters is unlike any horror film I can recall, save maybe for the gorgeous 1961 haunted-house movie The Innocents, which has a smaller infusion of the domestic melodrama that runs through Kim’s film. And there’s a reason for that: Viscerally frightening ghost stories don’t necessarily mix well with portentous family drama. At its best, the new Korean cinema has a genre-jumping schizophrenia that’s exhilarating—and A Tale Of Two Sisters is as good an example as any—but there are stretches when it’s as stifling as the house’s decorous interiors, damaged by a storytelling muddle that the twist-filled ending doesn’t entirely resolve. It’s an odd sensation to be whisked from the black comedy of the dinner scene to a white-knuckle haunting to the hushed unveiling of family secrets, and Kim has trouble striking a balance.
--from The A.V. Club's New Cult Canon
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Duel (1971)
First viewing - Oct. 4th (on the big screen!)

Holy hell. This is intense car horror at its best, and I'm amazed that this was not only Steven Spielberg's first full-length film (albeit for TV, which only serves to elevate it more in my estimation), but that it was shot on a low budget in a mere 16 days. Clearly even at age 24 Spielberg knew what the hell he was doing when it came to making a movie, and this has me itching to give Jaws a re-watch just for comparison.

Fun fact: as I said above, this was a made-for-TV movie. It wound up being so popular & sought after that it earned distribution in Japan & Europe, where it was shown in theatres...to paying customers...for something you could see in the U.S. for free.
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Bedfellows (2008)
First viewing - Oct. 5th
--courtesy of AFIoscar's One Horror Film A Day For 31 Days list

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Meh.
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First viewing - Oct. 9th

Far more comedic than horrific, but that's what I was expecting. I'm a little surprised this wasn't directed by Roger Corman since it has a similar feel to Tales of Terror and The Raven. Boris Karloff plays a senile old man perfectly, Basil Rathbone's character is a bit ridiculous (but in a good way), and seeing Price & Lorre on screen together is always a treat for me. The only weak spot in the cast for me was Joyce Jameson, who plays her role adequately but just annoyed me.

Entertaining & worth a look.

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The Sentinel (1977)
First viewing - Oct. 10th

Beginning to wonder why the obsession in the 70s with religious-themed horror. Anyway...as you can see from the lovely images above there's some pretty crazy stuff going on in this movie. On most technical levels The Sentinel excels, the sole weak spot being the gore effects...in a movie going out of its way to be realistic said effects are, for the most part, simply too unbelievable to keep from laughing at. Fortunately everything else here is firing on all cylinders, & so while I definitely enjoyed the experience my issues with the effects as well as some nagging questions keep me from giving this one top marks. Add to that the unlikelihood of my revisiting The Sentinel as it's just not something I need to see twice.

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First viewing - Oct. 11th

Watched this one back-to-back with The Sentinel for a double feature of places you definitely wouldn't want to stick around too long. Also in common aside from their decade of release is that said places have an evil cat hanging around...actually I could probably just say cat, eh? ;)

Really dug this one, and the fact that it kept me guessing through the end definitely weighs in its favor. Like the above film it too held my attention tightly throughout & provided some unintentionally funny moments. The effects were a bit better here I thought, the suspense well-done, & if I had any complaint it lies with the ending which I won't comment on further here.

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Oct. 11th

Technically this could be considered a first viewing, were it not for the few moments that stuck with me over the many years since I last watched it.

Price is very near his best in a role that requires very little talking from him & forces him to communicate more through his body movements & facial expressions. Everything here feels like a lesser version of my favorite Price film Theatre of Blood (made 2 years after this one), but it's still a highly entertaining & engrossing film. Sure, there are some absurdities here but if you suspend your disbelief they're not so bad. Think of it as a man taking his revenge after being driven mad by the loss of his love.

The rest of the cast does a great job here too, and the effects are really well-done. I found the ending to be rather poetic & thus was left with a deep love for this film. And so I set off to check out its sequel...

(Thanks to jaytoast for loaning me the DVD so I could finally watch this again.)
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First viewing - Oct. 11th

Sigh. We begin here with a revision of the original film's ending that makes no fucking sense, and it's quickly all downhill from there. I wound up shutting it off around 40 minutes into it as the stupidity of it all overwhelmed me (and thus the above image is appropriate, as that's what I felt like watching this). Add to the terrible script some poorly conceived effects & an overall lack of quality in many technical areas that was present in the first film, & there's no reason to watch this at all. Stick with the above & avoid this one.
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First viewing - Oct. 16th

Wasn't too terribly impressed with this one for the most part. To be honest I'd never even heard of Sleepaway Camp until I watched the documentary Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, & since it earned time in that doc I wanted to check it out. Were it not for that & AFIoscar's recommendation, I most likely would've given up on it but I held on through the end. And the end is where I was handsomely rewarded.

The acting is mostly terrible (not a familiar name to me in the bunch), the violence & gore is pretty tame for a slasher film, and it's pretty cheesy for the most part in a way that's occasionally annoying. It's an 80s camp movie, so terrible outfits are in abundance too which leaves it feeling very dated.

All that said, there are moments that are highly enjoyable here, they're just not as frequent as I would've preferred I guess. But, again, the ending makes the whole film worthwhile.

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Anguish (1987)
First viewing - Oct. 18th (on the big screen!)

That'd be Zelda Rubinstein, best known as the psychic in Poltergeist, and she shines in her role in this little-known 80s horror gem. Apparently this was one of her favorite roles she ever had, and it's not hard to see why.

This is one of those films that to divulge any piece of the plot would give too much away, so you'll get nothing from me but encouragement to check it out. It's very original, and each actor knocks it out of the park for their respective roles. That said, it's not always perfect, but the positives far outweigh any negatives.

Not sure if it would play as well on a TV as it does in a theatre, so if you check it out you might make sure you're watching it on the biggest screen available to you.
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Season 2 premiere episode - Oct. 19th

Not a movie to be sure, but since the 2nd season premiere was an hour long (excluding commercials) & this is a zombie TV series I figure it counts for here anyway. The 2010 series premiere immediately earned the top spot for series debuts from me, and while I'm still enjoying the show so far it has yet to come close to that first episode in terms of pacing and keeping me on the edge of my seat.

The 2nd season appears to be continuing on in a similar vein as the first mostly did, which is fine I suppose. As a fan of the comic book, I like that it takes turns following the events of the source material and adding in new ideas, directions, and characters to keep things fresh. That means that while I may think I know where it's going I can always be proven wrong, though thus far it seems like most of the major events of the comics are being kept.

I thought this particular episode started out really strong, but then not much happened until the last minute (if you watched it you know what I'm talking about...if not, well, maybe you should look into this series). So not the best way to kick off the season, though the way it ended guarantees I'll keep watching for a little longer.
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First viewing - Oct. 20th

As a long-time zombie fan, I didn't find too much new knowledge here. I was, however, entertained from start to finish, as they interviewed a decent range of people for this little documentary. The whole thing is divided up by silly little segments that keep things light, which worked for me.

If I had one complaint, it lies with the seeming bias behind the documentary. While I won't argue the importance of Romero's zombie films (aside from Survival of the Dead, which was shot after this & therefore not mentioned), having the majority of the documentary focus on them (and the Dawn of the Dead remake) leaves out a lot of other good zombie films. Aside from the UK zombie films Shaun of the Dead and 28 Weeks Later, non-US zombie movies are ignored or reduced to a shot or 2 without their titles being mentioned. I felt that was unfair, though perhaps it's merely a case of being unable to acquire permission to show scenes &/or talk to the people involved in the overlooked films. And granted, this is only an hour long so there's no way to acknowledge every zombie movie that's good/great...but you'd think they could have at least mentioned more than they did (though I would have settled for the inclusion of 28 Days Later instead of 28 Weeks Later, and no mention of or scenes from Day of the Dead 2: Contagium).

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First viewing - Oct. 22nd

By far my favorite official adaptation of I Am Legend, and not just because Vincent Price is in the lead role (though that certainly helps). Watching Zombiemania reminded me that I still needed to watch this, so I decided to finally do so. The vampires here aren't your typical vampires, yet they're affected by the usual things like sunlight, garlic, mirrors, and wooden stakes. The way they're presented makes them more realistic and therefore believable I think. The script and overall mood of the film are perfect, and I really like the way the ending played out.

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Zombi 2 (1979)
First viewing - Oct. 24th (on the big screen!)

See that? Zombie vs. shark...where else can you see that? To see how such an epic battle would go, check this movie out. Also if you love gore and zombies, check this movie out. On the other hand, if occasionally bad acting, laughable moments, race stereotypes displayed through broken-English dialogue, and unnecessary female nudity in horror movies is something you can't allow yourself to enjoy then you might not want to check this movie out.

Despite its flaws, I loved it.
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First viewing - Oct. 25th

No Halloween season is complete without a good dose of Edgar Allan Poe, and as I stated a few times when I took a big dose of it last year, Corman + Price x Poe = Excellence. This one is among the best of their efforts & falls more on the serious side than the fun/campy side, and in this case it really works well. Price is of course awesome & the supporting cast does an excellent job all around. It never quite reached a point where I was truly blown away by it but it's solidly entertaining & definitely worth a look.

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The Others (2001)
First viewing - Oct. 25th

Deliciously Gothic and possesses a unique, confident, and fully realized identity. Nicole Kidman delivers an arresting performance that works as the backbone for the entire atmosphere of the film. The set-design and cinematography are marvelous and the music channels the classic ominous fright of classic horror, but also lends an intensity that we love from effective modern horror scores. The child-actors are capable here too, while the trio of house-keepers strike a nice balance between harboring dark, unknown mysteries in certain scenes and threatening to give the game away in others.
--from Xanadon't's Monthly Movie Journal: Halloween Edition

Yep, it excels on all the technical levels as well as perfectly tells a great story. If there was a flaw here, I couldn't find it.

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Peeping Tom (1960)
First viewing - Oct. 25th

Amazing. This one came highly recommended by the Listal community & did not disappoint at all. Thanks!

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First viewing - Oct. 28th

Come to the Goth ball & listen to spooky music with us!

Ahem. Couldn't buy into this one at all, nor could I find anything about it to really enjoy. Which is sad, as it came pretty highly recommended. There's not a single character to relate to or provoke more than a passing interest, the dialogue is mostly clunky & awkward, the ghosts are mildly creepy but never frightening, and the end is completely predictable.

The soundtrack is outstanding, and I suppose some of the shots & set pieces look nice, but otherwise I think my time would've been better spent watching something else.

(By the way, did anyone else keep waiting for the creepy neighbor to tell her he likes a girl who knows her way around an organ?)

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First viewing - Oct. 28th

Honestly, expect for the funny masterpieces by/with Charles Chaplin, I always find it difficult to get really interested in silent movies. Don't misinterpret my words! I do enjoy other silent movies but they never really blow me away. This movie is a good example. It is one of the famous movies representing the German expressionism and it is quite gorgeous to look at. However, even though the story was intriguing, I got restless due to the lack of dialogs and I had a hard time investing myself in the story and the characters. To conclude, it is a beautiful and fascinating movie and since it is such a classic, it is definitely worth a look.
--from johanlefourbe's review

That pretty well sums up my thoughts on the film. Were I to rate solely for its time I'd have to give it a 10/10 for outstanding visuals, being the first frame story & horror movie & twist ending, and so on. But I can't divorce my personal experience from all of it & so it gets a 7 from me (subtitles to help those of us who can't read lips would've been nice perhaps).

I honestly didn't plan to watch this this month, but Netflix has reared its ugly head & selected about a dozen films to excise from my queue. Fortunately I had some on DVD already & a few were planned re-watches so it's not as bad as it sounds. But it's still annoying.
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First viewing - Oct. 29th

"Frankenstein Unbound is a great idea for a film that is, sadly, not executed well. Most of the cast is solid, and much of the script is worthwhile, but the lead character is poorly portrayed, and the script is too confusing to be satisfying. Corman directs the film in a capable fashion, but the film is not impressive. It is sad that Corman’s return to the director’s chair could not be stronger."

--Offsite review at classic-horror.com

Frankenstein Unbound was his return to the director's chair after almost 20 years & yet it was also his last feature film. I had no expectations for the film, so while I largely agree with the review I've quoted/linked to above I will say that I was entertained despite its flaws. I think my enjoyment is largely attributed by the number of properly adapted moments from Shelley's novel (despite them all having a character that Shelley didn't create, but that's what you get with a time-travel film).
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First viewing - Oct. 29th

Checked this one out after an enthusiastic recommendation from Xanadon't. I liked the idea of it & it started out pretty good. But I don't think I was in the right mood for it, or else I should have watched this when I was 10 or so.

Were this pared down from an hour & 1/2 to about 45 minutes I think it'd be perfect, but with its actual run-time it far outstayed its welcome for me. I kept getting up to do other things around the house, especially during the mostly flat musical numbers.

Most amusing thing about this? My 14-month-old daughter watching the first 30 mins or so of it with me & excitedly pointing at the monsters & saying "monster" each time one was on screen (unless it was the mummy, in which case she said "mummy"), calling the werewolf "doggie" & imitating Phyllis Diller's laugh (clearly she's my child, yes?). Maybe we can watch it together again in several years & we'll both enjoy it more.

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First viewing - Oct. 31st

WAY better than the remake, though I now want to revisit the remake to compare the changes. Obviously the main idea is present in both, yet they play out differently. I can say that I found myself on the edge of my seat for the majority of the film & thought it was pretty intense at times. And so I was able to overlook what some may see as flaws (or silly ideas perhaps) in favor of the well-handled suspense & tension.

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First viewing - Oct. 31st

Had to verify my feelings about this one with Wikipedia, & I was correct that it was originally intended as a silent film. So many long stretches with no dialogue strongly suggested that to me, as did the title cards conveying most of the information of the film. All that silence made me sleepy, even at 4pm, but I managed to watch the whole thing. Obvious to me as well was the fact that there must be no well-preserved original prints of it, since some of the scenes are so unclear you can't tell what's going on.

All of the above aside, I thought the story was really interesting & dug the symbolism throughout. The performances were pretty good, & went up in my estimation when I learned that most of the cast had never acted before (especially the town doctor who heavily resembles Mark Twain). I can't say I absolutely loved it since I was fighting to stay awake at times, but overall I enjoyed it & it's worth a look.
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First viewing - Oct. 31st - Halloween night zombie double-feature

Finished off Halloween night & the month of October with a pair of solidly entertaining zombie movies I hadn't seen yet. This one is pretty cheesy due mostly to its embracing of the 80s styles, and the decision to give the zombies dialogue renders them more comedic than frightening (at least in my book). However it was so much fun I couldn't take it too seriously & therefore forgave its flaws for the most part.

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Dead Snow (2009)
First viewing - Oct. 31st - Halloween night zombie double-feature

Clearly they've never heard of Pandora & her box.

And thus I went from a zombie film heavier on comedy to one heavier on horror. There are still some comedic touches here, but I thought they were more for relief of tension than anything else.

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Masters of Horror series

The Masters of Horror series provides my horror fix when I want it but don't have time for a full dose. Since it's a TV series, I can't list the episodes individually. So instead they'll all be listed here, separated by title & date, with my rating for each at the end.

All of these are first views and currently streaming on Netflix.
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"Dreams in the Witch House" - Oct. 2nd

Stuart Gordon directing something based on an H.P. Lovecraft story? You can sign me up. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as his Poe episode, "The Black Cat", but I thought it was really well-done. I was never entirely sure of where it was heading, the characters were realistic, the suspense well-done, and in the end I was highly pleased. If I had any criticism it's that it started a little slowly, but it more than made up for it. 9/10

"The Screwfly Solution" - Oct. 7th

I was really digging this one, and then it ended & I felt like I needed another half hour or so. I liked the social commentary that ran through it, and the performances were mostly solid. But I felt like there was more to say and do that got lost due to the hour-runtime limitation, and so I was left wanting more. Someone should convince Joe Dante to shoot the full thing for us. 7/10

"The Damned Thing" - Oct. 9th

Mixed bag with this one. As the above image suggests, the effects on "The Damned Thing" are excellent. Lots of beautiful gore to be had here. There's a good set-up that gives way to an intriguing story with absolutely no explanations. Add to that a lot of off-camera action, some maddening cinematography (lots of flashing/unclear images), and an ending with zero impact in every respect & I was left feeling disappointed. Thankfully Ted Raimi is on hand, playing a priest no less, and so between his scenes & the gore effects it's not a total loss. But you'd think with Tobe Hooper directing this would have been a hell of a lot better. 4/10

"Valerie On the Stairs" - Oct. 10th

Another weak entry in the series, due largely to a good story idea (if not exactly novel heh) poorly executed. For a short film that boasts both Christopher Lloyd & Tony Todd, you'd think it'd be better. Both actors do their best with what they're given, and while Lloyd is the shining spot in this episode neither of them are doing anything different from other roles they've had. Which leaves us with one or two good gore moments, a beautiful woman in the role of Valerie, & a nice if not very original little exploration of reality...all of which is overshadowed by dull acting, some awful effects/make-up, and the fact that you've seen this done before & better. 4/10

"Pelts" - Oct. 23rd

Argento directs this one & it turns out to be among the best of the series. I wasn't at all impressed with Argento's previous MoH episode "Jenifer", so this was really a pleasant surprise. Meat Loaf Aday does a solid job, John Saxon is excellent, but for me the technical aspects and the gore effects are what help this one stand out from the pack & make it a must-see. 8/10
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Arranged in the order they were voted on by my fellow Listal members on my "lower my IQ" list, then alphabetically for the ones that never received votes.
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Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every year for a while now I've devoted my film-watching in October primarily to the horror genre as my way of celebrating all month long. This year is no different, and much like last year I've decided to turn what I watch into a list all its own.

Unlike last year, however, I've provided you with a preview of what films I may or may not be watching as the month goes on. And as I watch these films I'll include the date I watched each on (which will be especially necessary for the Masters of Horror episodes) in addition to whatever comments/images/etc. I leave behind.

Feel free to create your own October horrors list if you like my idea, and be sure to visit the following similar lists from my fellow users:
Phillydude's 31 Days Of Halloween
Monthly Movie Journal: Halloween Edition (from Xanadon't)
Movie Journal - October 2011 (Halloween Marathon) (from Orlok)
One Horror Film A Day For 31 Days (from AFIoscar)
31 Days of Halloween (from RJ4)
Horror Movies To Watch In October (from JoeyLostDharma)
7th Annual DVDTalk Horror Movie Challenge (from flipflopchic)
31 days of Halloween! (from Paulo Roberto)
31 Days of Halloween (from Bad☆Alice)

And one non-October-only list: 100 new movies in 2011 (from Mackenzi, who is also watching horror all month long)

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Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 2 17:45
Yay! I have been waiting for this list! Really trying to figure out how to pass my time in October and I really didn't have too much interesting sitting in my queue. Thanks! I can now make some queue adjustments :)
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 2 20:00
Great list, my friend!

Haven't seen Dance of the Dead, but The Sandman is really creepy!

I also dig Masters of Horror as well, and Dreams in a Witch House, Cigarette Burns & Imprint are some of my favorite episodes.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 2 20:56
@Orlok - I wasn't too crazy about "Cigarette Burns" but I really dug "Imprint". My favorites so far are "Incident On & Off a Mountain Road", "The Black Cat", and "Family".
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 2 21:02
Really look forward to how the list will develop. Videodrome isn't scary per se, but that doesn't keep it ftom being horrific in other ways.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 2 21:03
@the giraffe - Haven't seen "Family" or "the black cat" yet, since I only own Season 1. I really liked "Incident On & Off a Mountain Road" too.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 3 0:48
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 3 21:18
Ah yes, the month-long horrorfest is underway! I'll be checking in on this periodically. Lots of titles I've enjoyed and lot's I'm curious about! I highly recommend Behind the Mask- just watched it last night.

Thanks for the link! My horror journal is now officially public and ready to go!
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 4 18:19
Great list. So many that I want to see.
Really gotta' watch Masters Of Horror sometime.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 8 7:07
Nice list, man! I definitely need to check out most of them, especially Duel, which looks great. Halloween time tis' quite the good film watching season.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 8 19:51
Great list, man! There needs to be more holiday-themed lists like this. I love the presentation, such as the introduction of movies you plan on seeing with "We have such horrors to show you..."

I'm more into classic horror myself, but I've yet to see most of the ones I want to. There looks to be quite a few on the last section of this list, all of which I'd like to check out.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 8 22:42
Nice choices!
you really should watch Dread. I think you would like it.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 11 7:48
In the The Legend of Hell House, the cat made me laugh. The film was overall good except the ending. I am with you on that.

Duel was good except that I found that it lacked a bit in the thrill department, otherwise I would have given it more than 7 stars. The film reminded me of The Hitcher and I absolutely love that movie. To me, The Hitcher had more thrill factor than Duel, but Duel is still an enjoyable film and I really liked Dennis Weaver's character. I liked the cinematography as well. Thanks for the recommendation.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 14 8:15
Hey man, glad to see you've been busy knocking out some 70's horror films! I recently missed a local screening of Dr. Phibes (the good one) cuz I had to work :( lame. so yeah, still haven't seen it. But on a bright note, I just realized that I have a VHS copy of Planet of the Vampires. Who knew? Yay!
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 26 7:03
Holyshitholyshitholyshit! Zombie vs. shark! Awesome! I'm bumping it up the queue NOW.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 26 7:05
Oh and er, um, yes, I'm glad you enjoyed The Pit and the Pendulum.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 27 7:55
Thanks for the boxquote homie! Ha, glad to see you LOVED The Others. I've been told by certain people that that movie just didn't work for them. Truth. But I don't understand it. I guess complete splatter-hounds need to look elsewhere :)

Okay, yes I officially need to catch up with Peeping Tom.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 27 18:03
Yesssss!!! Glad you caught Peeping Tom before Halloween season ended. T'is one of my favorites. :)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Oct 30 15:24
This is awesome! I wish I had done this too. But I'm definitely going to pick some of these movies up and watch them when I'm in the mood for some horror ;D
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Nov 1 7:44
Happy to see that you liked Dead Snow. :)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Nov 2 0:21
Well let's see how Halloween month wound-down for you-

I count 32 movies- Niiice!

I'm very surprised you disliked Carnival of Souls so much. I almost wonder if we saw two different movies! But no, you're right, much of the dialogues is "clunky and awkward" and there's no great scares to be had. But I did feel it worked fairly well as a mood piece. Oh well.

Glad to see you found enough to enjoy in Caligari to make it worth your while. And happy that Mad Monster Party was worth your daughter's while :)
You're absolutely right about it running too long, but I guess a lot of my appreciation came from the novelty of it all.

I'll definitely have to catch up to The Hills Have Eyes. I didn't think too much of the remake and maybe that's what has put me off of it.

We seem to share the exact same impressions of Vampyr, those it's interesting that you note that it was originally intended to be a silent film. Guess the "talkies" craze must have come into popularity mid-production or something. Ostensibly it is in fact a silent film. And I began to grow weary of the devices used like the endless passages from the book being presented on screen. Good thing it took on added (and creepy) role of implying events that haven't yet happened or is surely would've worn out its welcome all together.

Ha, and yes, I guessed Dead Snow was up for Halloween night. Glad you had fun with that one!
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 9:38
Holy shit is this an awesome list. Take me a day to read it all...lol.

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