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31 Days of Horror (Halloween 2016)

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OCTOBER 1: Despite the fact that I am not a fan of found footage, I thought I would give this a shot. It was okay. I can kind of see why it was such a hit, but I wasn't that impressed with it.

FAVORITE SCENE: The end, when they go into the house and see Josh standing in the corner, then Heather starts screaming and screaming off camera.

FAVORITE DEATH: Given that the whole movie revolves around three characters, my options are limited for this. Assuming the screams at the end of the movie are Heather dying, I'll go for her death as my favorite, even if it is off-screen.
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OCTOBER 2: I have to sprinkle my month with some more family friendly "Halloween-type" movies, otherwise, I'll end the month incredibly depressed. I hadn't seen this one in a while, so I stuck it on my list of movies to watch this month. I can definitely see why it wasn't a hit with Disney's audiences; it's far too dark for children to enjoy. It's still somewhat enjoyable, tho.

FAVORITE SCENE: The underground fairy kingdom. All the fairies provide a colorful contrast to the darker tones of the movie.

FAVORITE DEATH: Gurgi's death.
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OCTOBER 3: Not sure what happened to the original note I had typed in here. Anyways, the only reason this movie was on my list of movies to watch was because I had just finished reading the book before this movie was due to hit theaters and wanted to see it. However, it didn't seem to have any place in any of my local theaters, so I had to wait until now. It deserves every low rating at seemed to have gotten from critics and viewers alike. It barely stuck to the plot of the novel and when it did, it seemed to be very disjointed and jumped around a lot.

FAVORITE SCENE: I think I can honestly say I don't have one. Possibly the beginning when the virus starts rampaging throughout the airport, but it wasn't that impressive.

FAVORITE DEATH: All of the people in the field that were crushed to death by the tanker truck.
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OCTOBER 3: I started doing these annual lists back in 2013, but I deleted that first list from Listal here. However, I kept 2014 and 2015, so I can now say this is one of my must-see movies that will always be on my October viewing list. Have you ever noticed how the more times you watch a movie, the harsher your criticism gets with each viewing? Maybe it's just me. Anyways, the dialogue in this movie is quite cheesy and the acting by the kids is kind of awful. It does have some decent gory parts (the eye-gouging always makes me cringe).

I will take a moment to say that I loathed the first movie and refused to even give this movie a shot (I have never watched 28 Days Later a second time; I hated it that much). However, I saw the 2012 movie The Avengers and loved Jeremy Renner's performance so much that I started scooping up his movies left and right. I finally watched this movie in 2012...and I loved it, primarily powered by Renner's character. That love of the movie is kind of waning, tho.

FAVORITE SCENE: As I've mentioned in previous lists, my favorite scene isn't actually in the movie, it's in the trailer. Doyle winking at the kids in the car that he's pushing shortly before being burned alive.

FAVORITE DEATH: Doyle's death.
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OCTOBER 4: Not much to say about this one. It seemed more action packed than the original. Scud and Whistler added some interesting humor to the plot.

FAVORITE SCENE: Scud goes all bad@$$ and turns on Blade, before Blade reveals he knew all along and blows Scud up.

FAVORITE DEATH: See above favorite scene; Scud's death.
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OCTOBER 5: Much superior to the third installment in my opinion. I nice reboot to the franchise, but I hope it doesn't actually continue. I can't imagine what rules and guidelines could be thought up for the fifth in a franchise and it probably wouldn't turn out coherent.

FAVORITE SCENE: The movie within a movie within a movie beginning.

FAVORITE DEATH: Olivia's death; "I never said I was in your closet."
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OCTOBER 5: This movie is some kind of comedic awful. Scream parodies the horror genre in general and this movie parodies the Scream franchise specifically. It seems to me more comedy than horror. It's still fun, tho. I like that Randy had a cameo despite dying in number 2.

FAVORITE SCENE: The Carrie Fisher scene.

FAVORITE DEATH: Cotton's death.
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OCTOBER 6: One of my favorites. It has the same sense of terror that Alien went for, in that Alien's tagline was "In space, no one can hear you scream." Ghost Ship had that same sense in that it set it at sea and cut off all forms of communication. At sea, no one can hear you scream.

FAVORITE SCENE: When Katie shows Epps flashbacks of what really happened on the ship.

FAVORITE DEATH: The massacre scene that coincides with my favorite scene. If I had to be more specific, I'd probably say Francesca's death.
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OCTOBER 7: I seem to always watch the original every year, so I made an effort this year to stay away from it. It had been a while since I saw anything after number two, so I went with three this year. The only thing that would have made this movie better was the absolute removal of Nancy. I hated her in the first one and I still hate her in this one. Despite being an "adult" now, she still runs around whining and throwing temper tantrums when people don't do what she wants. I wanted to claw my eyes out every time she popped up on screen.

FAVORITE SCENE: When Jennifer is watching TV and Freddy pulls her into it.

FAVORITE DEATH: While Phillip's death was the most unique, it was also the most uncomfortable to watch. And, despite my rooting for Nancy's long overdue death, it wasn't extraordinary. Therefore, Jennifer's death.
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OCTOBER 7: Awful, just awful. The only reason I watched it was because it was on the same disc as Dream Warriors and I was too lazy to grab another movie. This movie was a true product of the 80s: the music, the fashion, the hair... Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it was so overpowering, everything else got lost behind it.

FAVORITE SCENE: When Alice gets all dressed up before confronting Freddy. That was a well done scene.

FAVORITE DEATH: Joey's death; death by waterbed ;)
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OCTOBER 8: I think these movies are getting progressively worse. I find it hard to believe that a community of adults can exist near a community made up almost entirely of children with no thought to their welfare and care until the end.

FAVORITE SCENE: When Kir sacrifices herself into the silo.

FAVORITE DEATH: Kir's death.
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OCTOBER 8: They must be getting really desperate with these storylines. Was the actor who originally played Isaac so out of work that he pushed this thru? I think was some cheap attempt to resurrect his character.

FAVORITE SCENE: I can't think of a single scene I liked.

FAVORITE DEATH: Dr. Michaels' death.
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OCTOBER 8: Last one of this miserable long-dead franchise to watch. I bought these movies as part of a package and only the first couple were worth watching. However, at some point, I do need to get thru all of the movies I bought and haven't watched. The location of this movie was so completely off the charts, it's not even funny: a cornfield growing right up to the front door of an apartment building that's so out of place in the middle of Nebraska? Not to mention a visible city-line in the distance that completely detracts from the feeling of isolation this story originally had? I'm now thoroughly confused on where Gatlin is supposed to be located, because it keeps changing drastically from movie to movie. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if they set a future installment on a space station named Gatlin.

FAVORITE SCENE: Killing Tiffany in the bathtub.

FAVORITE DEATH: Tiffany's death.
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OCTOBER 9: A little family-friendly movie night to break up all the blood and gore of the week. I do love my blood and gore, but I need breaks every now and then. Last year I watched the first two in the this franchise, so I figured I would skip them this year and go straight to the third and fourth. As an adult, these movies are kind of cheesy, but they're also so much fun still. They're getting to be just as classic for me on Halloween as Halloween and Trick 'r' Treat are.

FAVORITE SCENE: The magical teenagers discover the mall.

FAVORITE DEATH: N/A since no one dies.
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OCTOBER 9: Back-to-back? Might as well. Interesting choice recasting Marnie. I do like Sara Paxton, so I thought she was okay, but she was kind of missing the Marnie charm that Kimberly brought to the role. Debbie Reynolds is always a hoot in these films and her naïve spirit brings much of the humor seen.

FAVORITE SCENE: Dylan finds the Gift in his possession at the end of the movie.

FAVORITE DEATH: N/A since no one dies.
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OCTOBER 9: This movie (and the sequel) are rapidly becoming a couple of my favorites. Having never seen the original television show, I suppose my comment here is somewhat uninformed, but I can't imagine any other actors/actresses fulfilling these iconic roles. Raul Julia is my absolute favorite. Despite their morbid lifestyle, it's refreshing seeing the passion between Morticia and Gomez.

FAVORITE SCENE: All the many lackadaisical ways Wednesday keeps trying to kill Pugsley.

FAVORITE DEATH: The only deaths I'm aware of are Abigail and Tully and they died the same way, so, for lack of options, those two.
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OCTOBER 9: Love it! 'Nuff said. ;)

FAVORITE SCENE: Joel is rowing Wednesday across the lake after they wreck havoc at the Thanksgiving play. I love how proud she looks staring resolutely forward as they drift purposefully across the lake.

FAVORITE DEATH: Again, for lack of options, I'm going for Debbie (though, it was a pretty awesome death--getting electrocuted until she turned to death).
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OCTOBER 10: Another classic that crops up every October. I love the twist to the plot. I thought it was well done. The characters were also well-cast, yet kind of cliché, but I feel that is part of the appeal.

FAVORITE SCENE: Ed is pulled into the midnight hearing and the twist is laid bare.

FAVORITE DEATH: Robert Maine's. The guy had a baseball bat rammed down his throat! A baseball bat! And there is also a hilarious behind the scenes tidbit that deals with that prop (see trivia on IMDb).
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Ghostbusters (2016)
OCTOBER 11: Just bought this movie and decided to watch it same day. According to Rotten Tomatoes, it has a fairly high score, but IMDb is showing something a little more mediocre. It was fun and a great way to reboot the franchise, but I miss the guys (even though three of the four had cameos in here; all four if you count Ramis' statue bust). The girls did bring a lot of hilarity to the movie, but it was good that they toned down from what they are used to bringing to the table in comic relief...it helped the movie appeal to a wider audience. I think Chris Hemsworth is a great actor, but his character really annoyed me. I think it's more owing to the fact that my actual job in reality is receptionist and I sat there and nitpicked his behavior and tried to count how many times he should have been fired (I lost count really quick). Due to the technology available now versus what was available in 1984, the special effects were definitely an improvement (though, they did really well with what they had in 1984).

FAVORITE SCENE: There were a lot, but I loved that, in the 32 years since the original debuted, Slimer finally got a girlfriend (or wife).

FAVORITE DEATH: Thinking outside the box, I loved the death/banishment of the giant icon-brought-to-life through the portal. Speaking of outside the box, I was super impressed by the use of special effects jumping outside the "frame" of the movie. It made the movie pop.
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OCTOBER 11: I'm not a fan of nudity in movies, but I accept that in very few cases, it actually enhances the movie experience (think Troy with its Greek mythological themes). Most of the time, though, nudity does nothing to help the movie along. In some cases, you can tell the director was just throwing nude actors onto the set and not keeping to any kind of plot. That was my thought when I watched Witchcraft 13 last year and pretty darn close for The Unholy this year. The amount of nudity in this movie was unnecessary. Could the writer not come up with any other way to tempt priests than challenging their celibate vows? Talk about narrow-minded! Challenge their belief in God! Ben Cross performed his role quite nicely, but I can't say anything good about any of the other actors, except maybe the housekeeper of the chapel.

FAVORITE SCENE: I don't know if I can pick out a favorite scene. In addition to the amount of nudity in here, I found the religious aspects to be blasphemous and sacrilegious. At least most (note I said "MOST") religious horror movies show more respect for the sacredness of Christianity.

FAVORITE DEATH: Luke's. For cryin' out loud, the guy was disemboweled and hung upside down behind an altar.
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OCTOBER 12: I've been on a Harry Potter kick for weeks now, which really began with me trying out all of the books on audio CD, which is a nice treat as opposed to finding time to read them. I have a love/hate relationship with audiobooks; I can only listen to audiobooks where I am already familiar with the stories (I'm definitely not an auditory learner). I love these movie more and more every time I watch them. They're so magical, and I'm not talking just about the whole wizardry and witchcraft aspect. They're well-done, with great casting choices, excellent scenery and fantastic source material.

FAVORITE SCENE: Harry's expression upon seeing Diagon Alley (which is symbolic of his first immersion in the world of magic) for the first time.

FAVORITE DEATH: Lily Potter's. The flashback scene when Hagrid was telling Harry about Voldemort showed Lily's death. The way it was done, with slow motion, was great.
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OCTOBER 13: I try and watch a Friday the 13th movie every October 13, regardless of whether or not it actually falls on a Friday. Admitting that Jason X is a guilty pleasure of mine, I just watched it last month, so I had to choose another option from the franchise. I seem to drift back and forth between 1, 2, 3, and 10 frequently, so I chose one of the others. This seemed to be a higher rated option from all the sequels, so I went for it. While it's not the worst in the franchise, I still can't say too many good things about it...if any. It's definitely a true product of the 80s.

FAVORITE SCENE: Tommy keeps hacking up Jason's body and screaming "Die! Die! Die!"

FAVORITE DEATH: Jimmy's. Corkscrew to the hand and a meat cleaver to the face. Rest in peace to the future George McFly.
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The Conjuring (2013)
OCTOBER 14: There was another movie on my list for this evening, but I found myself home alone with a movie projector, a screen, and surround sound, so I chose something a little more engaging with items like those at my disposal. The more I watch this movie, the more I fall in love with it. Having been a fan of horror movies for years, it's hard to scare me anymore...and yet this movie succeeded. There was one part in particular that was getting super suspenseful when my cat rolled into the door of the room, causing it to open with a bang. I almost hit the ceiling, I jumped so high. James Wan is a genius. If the Conjuring movies and Furious 7 are any indication, he's quite the versatile director in horror and action.

FAVORITE SCENE: When the mom, Carolyn, plays Hide and Clap with her youngest daughter and she goes into the room with the wardrobe. The hands come out of the open wardrobe and clap at Carolyn's request. Then her youngest daughter comes into the room from out in the hall and, knowing the house is empty, the fright factor of the scene jumps as we wonder who is in the wardrobe...

FAVORITE DEATH: So, the dog is the only character to die in the movie, but her death was quite sad, so I couldn't honestly choose that one as my favorite.
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OCTOBER 14: Love this one, too!

FAVORITE SCENE: I actually have two favorite scenes in this movie. The first is the Crooked Man sequence when the dog transforms and Billy is chased by the enormous Crooked Man. The second is when the Warren's return to the house and Ed runs into the basement room before the door slams on Lorraine's face. I love this scene because I can feel, thru the screen, the true love between Lorraine and Ed.

FAVORITE DEATH: Are there any deaths? I can't recall any...
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OCTOBER 16: Oh my gosh, so cheesy, but kind of adorable. What a trip down memory lane. I remember when the Mowry sisters were on Sister, Sister and now they're all grown up and married.

FAVORITE SCENE: "This is NOT my closet." "In a weird way, I'm kind of relieved to hear that."

FAVORITE DEATH: Aron's (though only seen in flashback).
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OCTOBER 17: A movie I haven't watched in quite a while; it was due to be watched again soon. I feel like I don't watch enough Alfred Hitchcock in my life.

FAVORITE SCENE: "We all go a little mad sometimes." At first I thought that scene was overly long, but I then I felt like it really set the tone for the rest of the movie. Norman Bates was very kind and attentive, but in a subtle stalker sort of way. He was also very handsome which added to his disarming persona. I can see why this movie was somewhat revolutionary when it came out.

FAVORITE DEATH: Come on. What kind of person would I be if I selected any other death besides Marion's?
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OCTOBER 18: This movie is a guilty pleasure of mine. The dialogue and acting is kind of mediocre, but the set design and visual effects are awesome.

FAVORITE SCENE: The opening scene, where we see Vannacutt brutally torturing an un-anaesthetized patient.

FAVORITE DEATH: Melissa's.
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The Wolfman (2010)
OCTOBER 19: I have mixed feelings about this movie. The pacing was really good, the acting was alright, the special effects were fantastic. It's been so long since I've seen it, I forgot how much romance was injected into the horror plot.

FAVORITE SCENE: When Lawrence is strapped in the chair in the auditorium for the evening medical lecture and he starts changing in front of the doctors.

FAVORITE DEATH: The guy who gets stuck in the bog and loses his head.
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OCTOBER 21: Love this movie! My appreciation for it grows every time I watch it, despite it's cheesy dialogue.

UPDATED NOTE WRITTEN ON 10/31: Every September, during the last week of the month, I always plot out my movie watching for the entire month of October. I try to incorporate classics that I have to watch every Halloween, overall horror favorites, ones I bought but haven't watched yet, and family friendly; needless to say, it takes a bit of forethought and planning. However, my planned-out movie list went out the window with this movie. I got SO off track after this, however I did manage to watch everything that was on my list, just in a different random order, with the exception of my planned movie for tonight, Trick'r'Treat.

FAVORITE SCENE: Bennings' unearthly howl right before...

FAVORITE DEATH: ...he dies. Yes, that's my favorite death.
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The Thing (2011)
OCTOBER 21: Doesn't hold a candle to the 1982 John Carpenter movie, despite these being two different movies and not a remake. I didn't really care for Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character, but I thought all the other characters were well cast.

FAVORITE SCENE: When Juliette morphs in the background behind Kate.

FAVORITE DEATH: Sam Carter's.
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OCTOBER 21: Like The Thing, this one grows on me every time I watch it as well. These two alien creature features are thoroughly impressive for their time. It kind of makes me long for the days before CGI when these masters of their field actually created monsters with physical materials.

FAVORITE SCENE: I feel like I say every year that the chest-busting scene is my favorite, along with just about everyone else, so this year I'll pick a second favorite scene: Exploring the alien planet.

FAVORITE DEATH: Kane's. None of the others were ever close to being as memorable.

EXTRA NOTE: YAY!! For Alien: Covenant which comes out next year. We're slowly closing the gap between Prometheus and Alien!
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OCTOBER 22: Oh, Vincent Price. How you entertained us in the 50s and 60s. Maybe its because I've been watching too many of the more modern horror movies with more blood and gore, but these movies from the 60s and earlier don't scare me at all. In fact, most of the time, I find them boring. I try to keep an open mind, though.

FAVORITE SCENE: Morgan's attempts to determine whether Ruth is a vampire or not.

FAVORITE DEATH: Morgan's.
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OCTOBER 22: One I hadn't seen before. I almost didn't recognize Megan Follows as I'd only ever really seen her in the Anne of Green Gables trilogy as the title character. This was a fun movie. Nothing truly outstanding but enjoyable to watch nonetheless.

FAVORITE SCENE: While not terrifying in the least, I thought it was so sweet and such an adorable sibling moment. Marty sneaks into his sister, Jane's, room and puts money on her nightstand to help her pay for a new pair of pantyhose because hers were ruined earlier in the day from a prank played by Marty's friend.

FAVORITE DEATH: Stella's death.
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OCTOBER 22: An absolute waste of film reel. There was no plot at all and the acting was awful.

FAVORITE SCENE: The end?

FAVORITE DEATH: Mike's. At least that was interesting.
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OCTOBER 22: Ladies and gentlemen, here is the movie that got me interested in horror! I love it!

FAVORITE SCENE: When the family is searching the house for Carol Anne and Robbie hears her voice from the TV in his parents' room. Diane comes running in and its realized that Carol Anne's voice is coming from the TV.

FAVORITE DEATH: No deaths...?
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Poltergeist (2015)
OCTOBER 22: I didn't think anyone could hold a candle to Heather O'Rourke's performance in the original, but Kennedi Clements did a fantastic job. A lot of people hated this remake, but I thought it was a pretty decent movie, utilizing the advancements in technology to tell the story.

FAVORITE SCENE: The bits and pieces we see of the "Other Side" when Griffin goes after Maddie.

FAVORITE DEATH: No deaths...?
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Goosebumps (2015)
OCTOBER 23: Growing up loving these books (and, after reading an article recently on the Goosebumps books, starting to re-read them again), I was skeptical that this was going to be a good idea. How wrong I was? This was a fantastic attempt to capture the wonder and entertainment of the vast collection of books by R.L. Stine. Having seen many horror movies with killer/scary dolls and killer/scary dummies, I think I can honestly say that Slappy is one of the scariest I've ever come across. They did such a great job with him.

FAVORITE SCENE: Any scene that showed the monster masses where I could pick out the monsters I remember from reading the books as a child.

FAVORITE DEATH: I don't recall any deaths, unless you count the scene where all the monsters get sucked into the vortex, and even then, are they really dead.
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OCTOBER 24: Halloween: Resurrection was on my planned list, but since it was on the same disc as this one, and I had time, I decided to do them both. I think I like this movie more than I should. It was a clear attempt to make the Halloween franchise relevant to the teen crowd of the day. All you have to do is look at the shows that were popular with the teen crowd to know that this movie fits right in.

FAVORITE SCENE: Laurie's decapitation of Michael...or so we thought until Resurrection came along...bastards!

FAVORITE DEATH: Jimmy's ice skate blade to the face.
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OCTOBER 24: Despite my thoughts that H20 was a fitting end to the franchise, I actually found this movie hilarious. It followed in Scream 3's footsteps with creating a Hollywood environment where the masked killer comes on the scene and starts slicing and dicing the cast and crew.

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FAVORITE DEATH: That poor kid who got killed on screen in front of Nora who is too busy being distracted to notice.
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OCTOBER 25: Yes, I bought this and watched it all on the same day. James Wan is a genius; he hits more than he misses when it comes to horror films. So scary. My sister hasn't seen it yet, so I'm excited for the night when she finally has time to watch it. It's got great jump scares and I especially loved that the actress from the short film (that this feature length film is based on) had a part in this film as well. I highly recommend watching the short film, in addition to this one, but be forewarned, the short has nudity in it.

FAVORITE SCENE: The scene with Esther turning the light on and off several times to see the creature in the darkness. Referring to the note above, Esther is played by Lotta Losten, who also appeared in the short film.

FAVORITE DEATH: Sophie's death was so sad, but also a nice conclusion to the movie, not really allowing for a sequel. However, there's a sequel in the works and an alternate ending for this movie that allows for continuation of the plotline.
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OCTOBER 26: One of the few After Dark horror films, I hadn't seen before (aside from the recent round of After Dark movies last year that I can't find anywhere on DVD). It's an interesting little story, but the plot seemed familiar, like it's been done before.

FAVORITE SCENE: The very end when the camera is panning over various spots in the town, showing people lying dead everywhere, a victim of the still present curse.

FAVORITE DEATH: Claire's fiery car accident.
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OCTOBER 26: Kind of a stupid movie. None of the characters were likeable, so I mostly spent the movie encouraging them all to die and rooting for Marty.

FAVORITE SCENE: I honestly can't think of a single scene I liked.

FAVORITE DEATH: Stella's death... That sounds like deja vu. Oh, wait. Silver Bullet had a Stella who died.
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Sorority Row (2009)
OCTOBER 27: You know, I really love watching movies and seeing actors/actresses that seem familiar, but I can't place them. I try to figure out what I recognize them from before turning to IMDb. That was the case with Chugs. Imagine my surprise when I discovered what I recognized her from only to find out it was something I watched last night. Margo Harshman, aka Chugs in Sorority Row, aka Sadie in From Within. In both movies, she had this really deadpan look, like nothing could faze or surprise her. I think she was my favorite character in Sorority Row, followed closely by Jessica with her queen bee mentality and Claire. All of the sorority girls' characters had their annoying faults; this was another movie I was rooting for their deaths. However, I certainly didn't sympathize with the killer.

FAVORITE SCENE: (Mrs. Crenshaw) Don't think I'm afraid of you. I run a house with 50 crazy b*tches!

FAVORITE DEATH: Chugs'. She had a bottle shoved down her throat.
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OCTOBER 28: This was one of the great "jump scare" movies to come out after a long time of nothing. And this was followed rapidly by the Conjuring movies. I was almost certain that Daniel Radcliffe was going to be type-cast for the rest of his life, but he distanced himself so much from that character that he created such a new persona with this film. It was also interesting to hear about some of the personal connections in the casting of this movie. Daniel Radcliffe's girlfriend in real life, at least at the time of filming, was the Woman in Black and Daniel Radcliffe's godson played his son in the film. Cute kid.

FAVORITE SCENE: Arthur is nodding off at the desk/table in the front room near the door and when the camera is facing him, we see the door in the background, across the entry way, slowly open and a figure, still blurred because the focus is on Arthur, slowly starts to walk across the entry way.

FAVORITE DEATH: The three girls at the beginning of the movie. The music and the slow motion combine together brilliantly to create a suspenseful mood that perfectly offsets the horror to come.
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OCTOBER 29: Mentioned above, I recently started re-reading some of the Goosebumps books (I've only re-read one so far, One Day at Horrorland), so when I saw this Goosebumps collection featuring some episodes from the TV show, I bought it to watch, seeking to take a longer trip down memory lane.

FAVORITE SCENE: Instead of favorite scene, how about favorite episode (there were four here). How to Kill a Monster.

FAVORITE DEATH: Mr. Mortman in The Girl Who Cried Monster.
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OCTOBER 30: This classic is always on my list every year, either the day before Halloween (as it is here) or the day of Halloween (this year, it's Trick'r'Treat). My mom got annoyed with this movie this year. Apparently the channel formerly known as ABC family showed it every night for a week, leading up to Halloween.

FAVORITE SCENE: Sarah's song in the middle after the witches kidnap Dani and Binx and Sarah is luring the rest of the town's children to the cottage. EXTRA: I love that Garry and Penny Marshall play a married couple in this movie. For those not familiar with them, Garry and Penny are related in real life but it's not through marriage.

FAVORITE DEATH: Sarah and Mary burst into sparkling dust from the sun.
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OCTOBER 31: What a perfect end to the Halloween season! I love this movie. I'm outraged it didn't get a theatrical release. I'm delighted to know there is a sequel in the works. Out of all the horror anthologies I've ever seen, none of them have been intertwined so seamlessly as this one.

FAVORITE SCENE: The girls turn into werewolves (especially with all the clever puns leading up to the change). Favorite story arc? The kids who go to the rock quarry have the tables turned on them after they perform a horrible prank on Rhonda.

FAVORITE DEATH: Steven Wilkins.
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