The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread -- 2019!!!

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  1. maskull

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    There's a chill seeping into the air at night...in some places anyway....and the ghouls and goblins are getting restless. That means it's getting close to the best time of the year for us horror nuts: OCTOBER!!!! (and also Halloween). So to celebrate, please join me in the

    The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

    Here's how it works: Every year the people here on Horror Digital watch a crap load of horror-related movies/TV shows and then come to this thread to brag, write a review, post pics, or get ideas for what to watch next. Just do a post for each movie you watch for each day. It really is fun, especially if everyone takes part and gets in the spirit. It lasts all month and hopefully everyone will join in starting October 1st at 12 a.m. Sound like fun? Of course it does. Sound hard? Not at all. Just check out last year's thread to get an idea how it works. It's here.

    So on October 1st I hope to see everyone going crazy with their horror movie watching. I'll see you then!
     
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    My 2019 list...
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    Oct.1st
    * THREE DANGEROUS LADIES (1977)-British horror anthology created from three segments of a series called CLASSICS DARK AND DEADLY. Low budget but great cast, John Hurt, Charles Grey, Glynnis Johns, Ronnee Blakely, Kier Dullea, Robert Fuest (THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES) directed the last segment, Robert Bloch wrote the second. YouTube.

    Oct. 2nd
    * PEEPING TOM (1960)-So loathed by critics in 1960 that it derailed director Michael Powell's career, it now is cited as one of the best British films ever made. Ahead of it's time tale of a demented filmmaker, the cast is excellent. Powell's use of editing and color is inspired. Bloodless but unsettling. Classic. Popcorn Flix.

    Oct.3rd
    * IN SEARCH OF DRACULA (1975) Creepy documentary about the origins of the character of Count Dracula narrated by Christopher Lee (who also appears as the Count and Vlad the Impaler).Shot on the actual locations discussed ,it's an interesting watch even if the last reel gets a bit muddled. Lee's fadeout is great ! Popcorn Flix.

    Oct. 4th
    * THE EVIL (1978)-A group purchases a creepy old mansion to convert into a drug rehab clinic and accidentally release a sinister force that traps them inside, killing them one at a time. Made for 700 thousand dollars this sharp looking indie was picked up by Corman's New World Pictures and performed solidly on the drive-in circuit. Possibly influenced by THE SENTINEL,it predates some not dissimilar pics like THE BEYOND with it's plot elements. Cast includes Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet ,Andrew Prine and Victor Buono in an effective cameo. Nothing earthshaking but an okay watch. YouTube.

    Oct. 5th
    * THE EVIL MIND (UK-THE CLAIRVOYANT) (1935)-Music Hall mentalist Claude Raines (who is excellent)interrupts his well rehearsed stage act to to make a genuine prediction. When it comes true he becomes famous but his good fortune is short lived when he begins to predict disasters. At a brisk 68 minutes this is a little gem, with a strong script and a great cast including the lovely and talented Fay Wray. YouTube.


    Oct.6th
    * THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942) 20th Century Fox B-horror in the Universal vein. When a wealthy member of a family supposedly living under a curse is killed in rural England a Scotland Yard investigator is called in to help solve the mystery. This looks terrific and the cast is solid (though the hero is a bit of a pill).A "creature feature" who's creature isn't seen until near the climax, this is fun and atmospheric. A solid old school horror.YouTube

    Oct,7th
    * THE DEVIL TIMES FIVE (1974 )This effective indie is a standout in the "killer kids" subgenre. A group of in-laws/business associates gather at a wintery retreat for an uncomfortable holiday. The tense situation is made deadly when a group of young sociopaths ,freed from a mental hospital's charge by a bus wreck, take refuge with the vacationers. Brutal murders result. Weird, stylish and violent, this is a cult drive-in flick worth catching up to. PopcornFlix

    Oct. 8th
    * HOUSE ON STRAW HILL (1975) Very controversial in it's day, this erotically charged mood piece is sinister stuff. A novelist working on his second novel is suffering from writer's block and nightmares.He requests a typist to join him in a remote British cottage so he can dictate his new work. When she arrives the sexually provocative typist seems to have a hidden agenda all her own. Who's the threat, the twitchy author or the secretive secretary ? Though he is sadly dubbed with a transatlantic accent ,Udo Kier makes for a creepy writer with a secret and the wildly underrated Linda Hayden is great as his new assistant. Kinky and creepy, the film is very well shot and has many clever twists. PopcornFlix

    Oct. 9th
    * 5IVE GIRLS (2006) Low budget Canadian supernatural horror, went direct to DVD in the States. A group of "discipline case" teen girls are sent to a Catholic Reform school that is haunted by a demon that abducted a devout student years before. As evil forces manifest the girls use their own special powers (telekinesis, prophecy, healing etc.) to battle the dark spirit. Decently acted and not bad. Ron Perlman plays a haunted priest. No classic but it seems to be developing a small following.PopcornFlix

    Oct.10th
    *WOMANEATER (1958) Low budget British second feature type pic involving a crazed doctor using a man -(er, woman) eating plant in his scheme to develop a serum to restore the dead to life. Better acted than it needed to be, it's a slight picture, watchable but easily forgotten.Some footage shot without permits of Piccadilly Circus circa late 50's might interest anglophiles. PopcornFlix

    Oct. 11th
    * DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)The most renowned horror anthology ever (and one of the few horror films made in England during WW2),this is a well mounted and often very effective classic. The most famous tale involves a ventriloquist' s unhealthy relationship with his dummy. Some segments are eerie, some downright scary and one comic. A model for many of the films in this subgenre. Seek it out. Blu ray rip

    Oct. 12th
    * No film, watched first three season 2 episodes of CREEPED OUT on Netflix

    Oct. 13th
    *FADE TO BLACK (1980)Lumped in with the post HALLOWEEN slasher films but not REALLY a slasher , this is a great idea given a mixed handling. A film obsessed young man who works for a movie print distribution warehouse takes on the personas of some of his favorite silver screen "heroes" to do away with the folks who treat him badly. The idea is terrific but there's little reason to the choices in characters that the main character adopts to gain his revenge, they seem random , a weakness in the story. The lead performance is only fair but his potential love interest, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike, is good, albeit underused. The finale uses it's famous location well. Not bad but could have been great.DVD rip

    Oct. 14th
    ALIEN (1979)Ridley Scott's classic still holds up on it's 40th anniversary. The "working class" atmosphere and character portrayals take this out of the range of the films that chiefly inspired it and the strong ensemble acting make what are on the page simplistic characters play like nuanced human beings. Great effects, art direction and score (I miss Jerry Goldsmith's work).The sense of dread this film works up was totally missing in some of the later films in the series. A classic, and the only repeat film I saw for the month of October. Theatrical Fathom Events 40th Anniversary Screening.

    Oct.15th
    * BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1971)-Hammer Film's last Mummy film is a real curio, a mummy movie without a classic walking mummy ! Adapted from Bram Stoker's novel JEWEL OF SEVEN STARS, this concerns an evil Egyptian ruler's attempt to resurrect herself in the guise of a modern woman, A rare Hammer horror set in modern times , this is lush looking for a Hammer pic of this era. Lots of good actors (Andrew Kier, James Villiers, Aubrey Morris) and lovely Valerie Leon in the duel role of mummy/modern girl. The score is good and it's pretty gory. Sadly the pacing is indifferent and it's rather muddled. A troubled production,. Peter Cushing shot one day on it then had to leave and tend his wife, who died soon after (he was replaced by Kier).Director Seth Holt (SCREAM OF FEAR) died of a heart attack five weeks in and James Carrerras completed the final week's shooting. The result has interesting moments but never fully gels though the ironic ending is rather clever.The Studio Canal Blu Ray looks gorgeous. Blu Ray rip.

    Oct. 16th
    *CURSE OF THE LIVING CORPSE(1964)Del Tenny's low budget period mad killer movie was shot back to back with his HORROR OF PARTY BEACH and picked up by 20th Century Fox .The double bill cleaned up on the drive-in circuit . In the 1890's a wealthy family buries their much disliked patriarch but when the requests of his will are not carried out the "dead" man rises up to kill his family off via their own worst fears. Decently made on a low budget ,this gets some mileage out of it's death scenes (it's an early gore item) and a bathtub scene has enough near nudity to raise eyebrows for the time. The acting ranges from mildly hammy to flat. Roy Scheider's film debut. Candace Hilligoss (CARNIVAL OF SOULS ) is in support. Shot in Connecticut. YouTube.

    Oct. 17th
    * CRUCIBLE OF HORROR (1971) Made in 1969 but not released for two years, this very low budget British psychological horror is very well made and acted. Abused by their cruel and overbearing husband/father , a mother and daughter decide to do the cruel head of the family (Michael Gough, who's excellent) in. Things go weirdly off the rails. Though somewhat endebted to DIABOLIQUE this is a well handled pic with a slowly building sense of danger and a couple of well executed jolts. The ending is pretty strange. Blu Ray rip.

    Oct.18th
    *HOUSE OF THE WITCH (2017) SyFy channel release. A group of teens break into an old mansion said to be the former residence of an executed witch and are trapped inside when an evil force wreaks havoc. Nothing new in terms of plot (this is similar to a portion of the recent SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK) but technically solid, with good makeup effects and mid level CGI. The cast is solid and the direction is polished enough to make you hope the director lands future projects with fresher material. You've seen worse.Netflix.

    Oct. 19th
    *SCHIZOID (1980) Early entry in the post HALLOWEEN slasher boom. A newspaper advice columnist is in jeopardy when members of her psychotherapy group start getting offed by a scissors wielding psycho and she starts receiving threatening letters. This plays more like a Giallo than an American slasher and has an actual plot. Sadly the script could use some punching up and the direction is merely workmanlike. Remarkably capable cast though including Klaus Kinski, Marianna Hill, Craig Wason , Donna Wilkes, Richard Herd, Joe Regalbutto and Christopher Lloyd. With a better director this could have been very good ,as it is it's just okay. Blu Ray rip.

    Oct. 20th
    *FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1972)Late entry in Hammer Film's "mini Hitchcock" series (though it owes more to DIABOLIQUE ).A fragile young woman and her fiancé take up residence at a British boy's school between semesters and the woman becomes convinced that a stalker is out to get her. While the set up is familiar ,this is well acted and has a chilly atmosphere. The ending has some solid twists and an effective fadeout. Fine cast includes Judy Geeson , Ralph Bates, Joan Collins and Peter Cushing (very effective as the Headmaster).Arguably writer/director Jimmy Sangster's best directorial effort, Blu Ray rip.

    *CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1964)-Second of Hammer Film's four Mummy films A group of archeologists about to embark on a world tour find their greatest discovery , the mummy of an Egyptian prince, has vanished. Soon members of the team are being killed off by the bandaged juggernaut. Handsome looking , this lacks the mood of the earlier 1959 Mummy and the early scenes are a tad slow but it picks up considerably when the mummy strikes and the attack scenes work nicely. The Mummy's steam engine-like breathing is a nice touch ! An interesting twist near the end too. Pretty decent entry. Blu Ray rip.

    Oct.22nd
    * TWISTED NERVE (1968) British psychological horror. Controversial upon it's release as it was felt to draw a connection between Down Syndrome and psychopathic behavior, this picture had a voiceover added to the opening disputing any known scientific link. A handsome young man with a mentally challenged brother seems to be a dangerous sociopath. A chance encounter with a sweet young woman leads him to pass himself off as mentally handicapped and he wrangles his way into the girl's mothers boarding house. He then strikes out violently at those who threaten him. Hard to track down nowadays ( it's tone regarding mental health and exposure of the casual racism of the period would be seen as highly anti PC),this is very well shot and edited. Hywel Bennet is excellent as the disturbed killer and Hayley Mills is also very good in one of her early adult roles. The cast also includes Billie Whitelaw (THE OMEN) in a BAFTA winning roles as Mill's sexually frustrated mother and Barry Foster (FRENZY).Brought back to public attention when Tarantino used its whistling title theme (by the great Bernard Herrmann) in KILL BILL VOL. 1.Disturbing but worth seeking out. DVD rip.

    *TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL (1960) Hammer Film's second take on the classic tale (after the comedy THE UGLY DUCKLING) is a handsomely mounted widescreen pic with a strong script filled with sexual subtext . Paul Massey plays the dual role and delivers an interesting performance (the producers originally only wanted him to play Hyde) and Christopher Lee shines in support as the Doctor's libertine pal who becomes Hyde's partner in debauchery. A flop upon release (not "monstery" enough) it's well worth rediscovery. One of Hammer ace Terrence Fisher's more underrated films. Look for Oliver Reed in a small role. Svengoolie segments spliced into a Blu Ray rip.

    Oct.24th
    *HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON (1970)-Italian master Mario Bava starts out telling a decent giallo tale and then freshens it up by adding a paranormal element. A handsome madman is killing off brides to deal with a suppressed trauma but things get weirder when one of his victims seems to start haunting him. Like all of Bava's genre work this is a good looking film with several nice directorial touches. It steps up it's game when the haunting sequences kick in around half way through and builds to a nice fadeout. Shot in Italy, France and Spain. The mansion much of the film was shot in was once the home of Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco, A clip of Bava's BLACK SABBATH is seen on TV. Said to be an inspiration for the film version of AMERICAN PSYCHO. Blu Ray rip.

    *DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1972)-Lucio Fulci takes the Italian Giallo away from the big city and moves it out to the rural boonies .A series of child murders are sweeping a small town in Southern Italy and the police are baffled. As the locals become more paranoid (and violence prone), a newspaper reporter starts delving into the case. Loads of suspects including a famous one-time party girl laying low after a drug scandal. This handsomely shot shocker got a very spotty release as it pushed too many buttons (child deaths, a sense that the very Catholic town is full of hypocrites), but since it's DVD release nearly 20 years ago many have sited it as one of Fulci's best. High profile cast includes Tomas Milian , Florinda Balkin, Barbara Bouchet and Irene Papas. The child murder scenes aren't overly explicit but the film contains a couple of very gory scenes just the same. Fulci's later NEW YORK RIPPER made an odd reference to this and a scene in THE PSYCHIC also owes a debt to it. Blu Ray rip.

    Oct. 26th
    *THE MUMMY'S SHROUD (1967)-The third of Hammer's quartet of Mummy films may be the best of the sequels. The team who discover the remains of the son of a deposed Pharaoh in 1920's Egypt fall afoul of the revived guardian mummy that protected his tomb. Better paced that CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB and less convoluted than BLOOD FROM THE MUMMY'S TOMB, this is a straightforward outing with a solid cast and pretty good mummy action. Nice turns by Hammer stalwart Michael Ripper (who's in all of Hammer's mummy pics in different roles) as a put upon assistant and Catherine Lacey as an evil fortune teller. Look for Roger Delgado (the original Master on DR. WHO) as a baddie. The last Hammer pic shot at Bray studios before Hammer moved. Blu Ray rip.

    *FRIGHTMARE (1983)-Filmed in 1981 but not released until '83, this $120,000 low budget indie is surprisingly well shot and lit. When an old school horror film star (Ferdy Mayne, THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS) dies, a group of fanatical horror fans steal his corpse from his tricked out crypt and party with the dead idol. Steeped in black magic, the dead star resurrects himself and uses evil forced to wipe out those who violated his tomb. Starting out rather amusing and becoming more serious as it goes along, this is a pretty fun film that deserves to be getter known. Mayne is good as the stylish but hammy star (Christopher Lee was considered for the part) and the cast includes culty actress Nita Talbot and a young Jeffrey Combs in his first horror film. The film clips depicting a younger version of Mayne's character are actually shots of Christopher Lee in the 1959 Italian comedy UNCLE WAS A VAMPIRE. The horror film paraphernalia was loaned to the production by Forrest J. Ackerman and David Del Valle. Sunrise Horror.

    Oct. 27th

    *CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR (1968) Boris Karloff's last British film and apart from some inserts he shot back to back for a quartet of Mexican horrors, his last "full" film. This Tigon Production is a loose adaptation of Lovecraft's DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE.A man arrives in a rural English village in search of his missing brother on the eve of a celebration to honor the execution of a 17th Century witch. Haunted by dreams of black magic rituals he sets out to solve the mystery. Shot by John Coquillon (THE WITCHFINDER GENERAL) in the former residence of W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan fame (he drowned there),this is a good looking picture mixing old school witchery with late 60's modish skin and sin. Great cast includes Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Barbara Steele and Virginia Whetheral. Picture has a mixed reputation but I found it to be fun. The American issue ,titled THE CRIMSON CULT, was edited, removing some of the sexier bits. American releases on VHS,DVD and Blu Ray replace the original score with am 80's vintage one for rights reasons. The UK Blu Ray has the original music .Blu Ray rip.

    Oct.29th

    * CIRCUS OF HORRORS (1960)-This wonderfully lurid shocker was part of Anglo-Amalgamated's "Sadean Trilogy" that also included HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM and PEEPING TOM. The success of this film and 1959's Hammer outing THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH made German actor Anton Differing into a second tier horror star. Differing is great as an obsessive plastic surgeon who flees England in 1947 pursued by the law for performing unsanctioned surgeries. Hiding out in France, he acquires ownership of a struggling circus and slowly staffs it with facially altered cruminals who become his varied performers. A decade later the circus is a hit but it's become known as the "Jinx Circus" as anyone who causes the doctor trouble ends up dying in gruesome, crowd pleasing accidents. Fine cast includes Donald Pleasance , Kenneth Griffith, Yvonne Monlaur and Yyvonne Romain. Well shot by Douglas Slocome (who shot the first three Indiana Jones films and who passed away in 2016 at the age of 103 !).The song, " Look For A Star" made the top 30 four times by four separate artist in the same year ! DVD rip.

    * SUPERSTITION (1982)-This low budget early 80's supernatural horror probably gained more fans via home video than it did theatrically. In fact it was released straight to video in England and did so well that it was released in theaters there in 1984 as THE WITCH. It later became a Video Nasty. A minister and his family move into a seemingly cursed house owned by the church he's taking over and all hell breaks loose. Seems the place was the site of the execution of a witch in the 17th century (in movies did a witch ever just die of old age ?).Solid looking, this plays rather like an 80's Italian horror with more attention to splatter than logic. Not a bad watch but the ending is kinda rote. Blu Ray rip.

    Oct. 30th

    *NIGHTMARE CINEMA (2018)-Given a one night release in theaters this past summer, this recent horror anthology is uneven but at it's best it can be fun. Passersby at a creepy movie house are drawn in to solo screenings of films that seem to portray their futures. Segments include teens battling a backwoods killer with a twist , a scarred woman agreeing to plastic surgery arranged by her fiancé , a demon raising hell at a Catholic school, a woman in a doctor's waiting room suffering from hallucinations and a boy shot (and briefly killed) after a carjacking reviving in the hospital with the ability to see the dead. The first segment is a hoot, cleverly spoofing the teen slasher and then taking an unexpected trist. Part two (directed by Joe Dante) starts well but ends on a bland note The third chapter is loaded with gore but falls flat and segment four is visually arresting but just weird. The last segment with the boy at the hospital works nicely , Mick Garris directs (and it features Annabeth Gish).Two hits, two misses and one near miss. Worth a look if you like anthologies even though it's a mixed bag. Garris also directed the wraparound which features Mickey Rourke as "The Projectionist". Richard Band turns in some REANIMATORish music, KNB turns in some nice makeup effects. Blu Ray rip

    *A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN (1971)-Lucio Fulci had an early 70's hit with this popular Giallo. A woman is haunted by erotic dreams involving her sexy female neighbor where she makes love to (and eventually kills )her . When the neighbor actually dies in the manner of her dreams ,she quickly becomes a suspect. Largely shot in London, this is convoluted but stylish with sharp cinematography and a pulsating Ennio Morricone score. Florinda Balkin (DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING) is the lead and British star Stanley Baker (ZULU) is the cop on the case. Popular character actor Leo Genn also appears. Lots of nudity and a fair amount of violence. A scene involving dogs got Fulci called into court on animal cruelty charges. Effects ace Carlo Rambaldi (Oscar winner for ALIEN) had to appear in court to prove that the "mistreated dogs" were in fact animatronic puppets ! Blu Ray rip.

    Note: I hit my goal of 31 films that I hadn't seen with the preceding picture. The following are now above and beyond my target.

    Oct.31st

    *MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933)-This pre-code horror from Paramount (now owned by Universal) was a hit in it's day and remains a surprisingly ruthless film. Horror icon Lionel Atwill plays a wealthy man who captures dangerous animals overseas for an American zoo. He's also a jealous madman who thinks nothing of killing anyone he thinks is interested in his pretty wife. From it's shocking opening act of revenge (this would NEVER have made it to screen after the Production Code was instituted) to it's twisted payoff this is a brisk paced piece of nasty fun. Future western movie icon Randolph Scott plays the good guy and for once the comic relief (here supplied by Charles Ruggles) is actually funny. Some of the animal action at the end looks dangerous as hell ! Blu Ray rip.

    *MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)MGM strays into Universal territory in this blend of Gothic horror , mystery and comedy . One year after the mysterious death of a local gentleman there are rumors of bloodless bodies and vampires afoot. Could the lurking , baleful Count Mora and his daughter Luna (Bela Lugosi, Carol Borland) be the Undead ? Tod Browning (DRACULA ,FREAKS) sets this in an absolutely gorgeous realm of cobwebbed castles and wafting fog. At times it's atmosphere betters DRACULA. Sadly the story lets it down and the wind-up is disappointing. Fine cast includes Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill and Jean Hershholt (of the Humanitarian Award at the Oscars Fame).It seems about 15 minutes of this were cut just prior to release. Some of it was just comic fluff but Bela goes through the whole film with a bullet hole in his temple and it's never explained ! Blu Ray rip.

    *FINAL EXAM(1981) This indie, shot for a bit over $300,000 was picked up by Avco Embassy and made a small profit during a limited release. Since then it has developed a small following, Students taking their finals at a small Southern college start getting failed by a knife wielding killer . Solidly shot and scored but very slow paced and with thin characters. Film fails to generate suspense and the slasher baddy is one of the most generic baddies in the genre. He's just a guy in a surplus Army jacket and a knife, no background story, motivation, zip. The idea of a motiveless killer CAN work but here he comes off with all the fury of a cat taking a nap. "Radish" , the campus nerd is the sole character anyone seems to remember. Blu Ray rip.

    I surpassed my goal of 31 first time views in 31 days and still have some films stacked up that I will run soon. I also saw a Dean Caine hosted special on the CW called THE 13 SCARIEST MOVIES EVER MADE last night. It's a harmless watch and as to the choices, your mileage may vary.
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN !
     
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    Well, I have one, possibly two new topics that I'll start during the Halloween month.

    I have seven movies listed to watch already. A game to play. Plus some of the Dark Discussions podcasts that I'm always catching up on during October.

    I'm still not totally ready. But it's a work in progress. I'll get there. I'm more prepared than last year which is progress.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Really looking forward to some watches of blind buys I've made recently.

    The Horror Show
    The Poughkeepsie Tapes
    Without Warning
    Demon Knight (haven't seen since I was a kid)
    The Hills Run Red
    Haunt
    10/31

    Also looking forward to AHS 84......I don't do shows normally but I was sold at 80s slasher. I'll give up after a few episodes though if it slows down.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    [ 44x 2007 | 56x 2008 | 63x 2009 | 33x 2010 | 42x 2011 | 77x 2012 | 47x 2013 | 47x 2014 | 56x 2015 | 48x 2016 | 43x 2017 | 49x 2018 ]

    01 10/01 Vampira presents, The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
    02 10/02 The Old Dark House (1932)
    03 10/03 Rifftrax Live! The House on Haunted Hill (1959)
    04 10/04 Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)
    05 10/05 Svengoolie presents, Dracula (1931)
    06 10/07 The Birds (1963) [theater]
    07 10/08 Dr. Annette Bochenek presents, The Cat and the Canary (1927) [theater w/ live organist]
    08 10/09 The Cat and the Canary (1939)
    09 10/12 Ghost Breakers (1940)
    10 10/19 Svengoolie presents, The Mummy (1932)
    00 10/19 Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (1965)
    11 10/19 Blood Feast (1963)
    12 10/19 Zombi 2 (1979)
    13 10/21 Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
    14 10/25 Frankenstein Vs. the Creature From Blood Cove (2005)
    00 10/25 Frankenstein (1910)
    15 10/26 Svengoolie presents, The Mummy's Hand (1940)
    16 10/26 Svengoolie presents, The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
    00 10/26 Svengoolie presents, Radar Men from the Moon: Chapter One - Moon Rocket (1952) [Svensurrond]
    17 10/26 Psychic Killer (1975)
    18 10/27 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    19 10/28 The Wolf Man (1941)
    20 10/29 The Invisible Man (1933)
    00 10/30 Barney Miller: Werewolf (1976)
    21 10/30 Frankenstein (1931)
    22 10/31 Ben Mankiewicz presents, Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
     
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    Lets do this!

    Well I started a couple days early because I had the time available but I watched...

    9/29
    Creepshow TV show
    Hell House 3 LLC Lake of Fire
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Yeah I got this thread up a little earlier this year so people would have more time.
     
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    That time of the Year again. Gonna focus on watching some of the obscene amount of horror blu rays sitting on my shelf unopened.
     
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    Obviously it's not required, but I hope everyone will comment on the movies they watch and not just list them.

    I love this thread every year, and come to it for recommendations. I'm always on the lookout for some new film that's good, or maybe an older one that slipped under my radar. But if all you do is say "I watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre tonight" without saying anything about it (is that movie any good, by the way? Never saw it...), it doesn't really help anyone.
     
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    It's almost time!!!!
     
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    Here is my current to-watch list:

    Satanic Panic
    The Babysitter (re-watch)
    Ready or Not
    Tigers Are Not Afraid
    The Invitation
    The Devil Rides Out
    Nekrotronic
    Haunt
    One Cut of the Dead
    The Monster Squad

    TV Shows to Try
    New Creepshow
    AHS 1984
    Black Summer
     
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    Yesss! I was waiting for this to be posted and had been checking for it the last few days - I actually checked in anticipation this morning and it hadn't been listed yet. Having done it the last 2 years, it's a no-brainer I'll be tailoring my October viewings around this again!
     
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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    One of these years I'm going to remember about this and not sign up for any other challenges for October so I can take part in the Psychotronic Challenge.
     
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    Just a reminder, I made a calendar of October's new releases: The 2019 Halloween Horror Movie Calendar

    It's organized by date, which makes it easy to follow along.

    My most anticipated October releases are:
    Weekly episodes of American Horror Story: 1984
    The Rabid remake
    Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid Of The Dark? reboot
    HULU and NEON's Little Monsters
    The blu-ray release of 3 From Hell
    A24's The Lighthouse
    HULU and Annapurna's Wounds
    IFC Midnight's Greener Grass
    RLJ/Image's Trick, the new horror film from Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer

    Also, if Extra Ordinary plays theatrically anywhere near you, do not miss it! One of the best genre films of the year!

    Plus I have countless disc releases to catch up with, several that I've been saving for October. So much to watch, and not enough time to watch it!
     
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    I can't do the Psychotronic Challenge. Not enough time, plus I never want to feel like I have to watch a movie. I'll watch a lot of movies in October, preferably horror, but if I feel like bingeing Archer instead, listening to records, playing Nintendo, or going out to see a band, I'm gonna do that instead.

    But I'll participate in spirit. Give me another day or two, and I'll make a list that satisfies the challenge, all of movies from within my collection.
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Nintendo? What year is it?
     
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    They made a comeback. I have a mini NES and SNES.

    I have a mini SEGA too, but it kind of sucks. The controllers are programmed like TV remote controls, so you need them to be pointed specifically at the system at all times.

    Those retro consoles are the only gaming systems I own! PC aside.
     
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    And ain't they the shit?
     
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