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Old 09-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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The 2012 Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

Once again it's just about time for Halloween and as usual we'll be doing this whole horror movie tracking thingy wherein 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. It really is fun, especially if everyone joins in and gets in the spirit. It lasts all month and hopefully everyone will join in starting October 1st at 12 a.m.

Here's a link to last year's thread so you can get an idea of what's going on. http://www.horrordvds.com/vb3forum/s...ad.php?t=42934

My first movie, as always, will be Silver Bullet. Right at the stroke of midnight, October 1st. Can't wait!! So many movies piled up right now that I want to watch.

Anyway I hope everyone joins in. Have fun!
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Waxwork has replaced Evil Dead II as my must-watch October film, and in addition I plan to check out a few faves and new titles, just like I did last year.

The Plan (first-timers in bold):

Waxwork [X]
The Cabin in the Woods [X]
Cube [X]
Chopping Mall [X]
Dracula AD 1972 [X]
Critters [X]
The Other Hell
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
(Yes, I know, I know)
South Park Spook-tacular!
The Fog (1980) [X]
Black Sabbath (1963) [X]

The Actual

Resident Evil: Extinction
The Cabin in the Woods
Resident Evil: Retribution
The Fog (1980)
The Initiation (1984)
Chopping Mall
Black Sabbath (1963)
Slaughter High (1986)
The Unholy (1988)
The Stuff (1985)
Planet of the Vampires (1965)
Lifeforce (1985)
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Dracula A.D. 1972
The Devil's Tomb
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Well as the video explains, I do not think it is a great film, nor do I think.

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Old 09-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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It's better if you just do separate posts for each movie you watch or for each day. If you just list everything on the first page, no one will see what you've watched and won't know how awesome you are.
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Wah-hooo!!!! It's almost time! I have four brand spanking new Halloween blus (2-4) ready for the month and will also be ordering Flesh Eater for the season on Blu. (Don't judge, fellow fans...at least one more of you must have a soft spot for this Hinzman classic!)
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by maskull View Post
It's better if you just do separate posts for each movie you watch or for each day. If you just list everything on the first page, no one will see what you've watched and won't know how awesome you are.
ha ha! I always forget that when these threads start and end up going with the flow anyway. At least I'll be able to compare my "plan" with my actual viewings at the end of October. Lookin' forward to it.
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The anticipation is killing me! Filled my Netflix instant que with about 40 or so horror films that will be first time viewings for me. I will also be tossing in my favorites as well, which usually takes up the last 9 or 10 days of the month, to close out the season.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:51 AM   #7
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October 2012:

09/30 The War of the Worlds (1953)
09/30 Invader ZIM: Germs (2001)
10/01 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1963)
10/02 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Unearthly (1957)
10/02 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Boggy Creek 2 ( Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part 2, The ) (1985)
10/02 The Ghost Busters: The Maltese Monkey (1975)
10/02 The Ghost Busters: Dr. Whatsisname (1975)
10/02 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
10/03 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1996)
10/03 The Ghost Busters: The Canterville Ghost (1975)
10/03 The Ghost Busters: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (1975)
10/03 Mark of the Vampire (1935)
10/03 London After Midnight (2002 Photo Reconstruction)
10/04 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan (1971)
10/04 The Ghost Busters: The Flying Dutchman (1975)
10/04 The Ghost Busters: The Dummy's Revenge (1975)
10/04 Mad Love (1935)
10/05 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
10/05 SpongeBob SquarePants: Scaredy Pants (1999)
10/05 SpongeBob SquarePants: Shanghaied (2000)
10/05 SpongeBob SquarePants: The Graveyard Shift (2000)
10/05 The Ghost Busters: The Worthless Gauze (1975)
10/05 The Ghost Busters: Which Witch Is Which? (1975)
10/05 Doctor X (1932)
10/06 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
10/06 The Ghost of Faffner Hall: If You Can Play, It's an Instrument (1989)
10/06 The Ghost Busters: They Went Thataway (1975)
10/06 The Ghost Busters: Vampire's Apprentice (1975)
10/06 Svengoolie: The Deadly Mantis (1957)
10/07 The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
10/08 Frankenweenie: An IMAX 3D Experience (2012) [theater]
10/08 The Ghost Busters: Jekyll and Hyde - Together for the First Time (1975)
10/08 The Ghost Busters: Only Ghosts Have Wings (1975)
10/08 Mad Monster Party? (1967)
10/09 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1959)
10/09 The Ghost Busters: The Vikings Have Landed (1975)
10/09 The Ghost Busters: Merlin the Magician (1975)
10/09 The Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
10/10 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster a-Go Go (1965)
10/10 The Ghost Busters: The Abominable Snowman (1975)
10/10 Ghostbusters: I'll Be a Son of a Ghostbuster (1986)
10/10 The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
10/11 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1957)
10/11 The Real Ghostbusters: Ghosts R Us (1986)
10/11 The Premature Burial (1962)
10/12 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1988)
10/12 Tales of Terror (1962)
10/13 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
10/13 Hobgoblins 2 (2008)
10/13 The Raven (1963)
10/14 The Black Cat (1934)
10/15 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1964)
10/15 The Real Ghostbusters: Killerwatt (1986)
10/15 The Haunted Palace (1963)
10/16 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
10/16 The Real Ghostbusters: Mrs. Roger's Neighborhood (1986)
10/16 The Real Ghostbusters: Slimer, Come Home (1986)
10/16 The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
10/17 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1961)
10/17 The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
10/17 An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970)
10/18 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ring of Terror (1962)
10/18 The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
10/18 Targets (1968)
10/19 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Indestructible Man (1956)
10/19 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Green Slime (1968)
10/19 Two Evil Eyes (1990)
10/20 Svengoolie: Batman (1966)
10/20 White Zombie (1932)
10/20 Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
10/20 Hollywood on Parade No. A-8 (1933)
10/20 You Asked for It: Bela Lugosi (1952)
10/20 Son of Frankenstein (1939)
10/21 The Haunting of Morella (1990)
10/22 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1960)
10/23 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Horrors of Spider Island ( Ein Toter hing im Netz ) (1960)
10/23 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1996)
10/23 The Fall of the House of Usher ( La chute de la maison Usher ) (1928)
10/23 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)
10/24 The Picture of Dorian Gray (1973)
10/25 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mad Monster (1942)
10/25 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1990)
10/25 The Real Ghostbusters: The Boogieman Cometh (1986)
10/26 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy ( La momia azteca contra el robot humano ) (1959)
10/26 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Zombie Nightmare (1986)
10/27 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
10/27 Frankenhooker (1990)
10/27 House ( Hausu ) (1977)
10/27 Bled White (2009) [segment]
10/27 Doctor X (1932)
10/28 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
10/29 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
10/29 The Real Ghostbusters: When Halloween Was Forever (1986)
10/29 The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Halloween (2012)
10/29 Phantom of the Opera (1943)
10/29 The Wolf Man (1941)
10/30 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1963)
10/30 The Invisible Man (1933)
10/30 The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
10/30 The Mummy (1932)
10/31 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1964)
10/31 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Robot Monster (1953)
10/31 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1955)
10/31 Mystery Science Theater 3000: "Manos" the Hands of Fate (1966)
10/31 Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (1965)
10/31 DrŠcula (1931)
10/31 Frankenstein (1910)
10/31 Frankenstein (1931)
10/31 The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
10/31 Dracula (1931)
The combined weight of the horrors I have authored wrought would crush your carbon hearts into perfect diamonds of terror!

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:05 AM   #8
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I'm finally gonna be able to participate in this!

I work for a film festival, and we usually hold it in mid-October. Sometimes for two full weeks. I'm so busy preparing for it, I don't get to watch any movies, and about all I can fit in is a Halloween marathon.

But not this year!! Our festival is not until the first week of November, so I'll be able to get in more October movie viewing.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #9
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The last week of September, I watched Coraline and Paranorman. I heartily recommend both. The animation is excellent, and both are creepy and clever enough for adults as well as kids. Because of Paranorman and Frankenweenie, I'll be watching a lot of Halloween-appropriate animation this year.

UPDATE 10/15

First week of October:

Halloween II (Television Version): A couple years ago, I caught a showing on AMC while on vacation (Cedar Point Halloweekends!) and laughed my ass off! Since then, I have always wanted a copy for myself (and for my brother, whoís a big Halloween / Myers fan) but never seemed to be able to record a full, good one. Now here it is, thanks to our friends at Shout! Factory. This is not an uncut / restored TV version like Anchor Bay released for the first film. This is fullscreen, with all the awkwardly re-looped dialogue, disappearing characters, clumsy editing, and alternate ending intact. Itís hilarious. Give it a watch!

Night of the Demons (2009): The original Night of the Demons is a cool, fun, Ď80s horror flick. This remake is detestable. From chicks discussing their bikini waxes to demon anal rape, itís needlessly vulgar throughout. To be fair, it has two good points: The flashbacks showing the history of the mansion are well done, and two guys stop a Halloween candy thief with a paintball gun. Thatís not worth slogging through all the filth, though. Familiar faces include Shannon Elizabeth as Angela, Monica Keena, a pale pudgy Edward Furlong, and the originalís Linnea Quigley in a cameo. Unless you really love how Rob Zombie dirtied up Halloween, avoid this.

Hotel Transylvania: Better than expected. Based on the trailers, it looks like a typical modern kidsí movie (hyperactive and dumb) with little interest for adults. The plot of a daughter straining against an overprotective father is pretty standard, just with a Classic Monster twist. It has some laughs throughout, but what won me over was towards the end, when the monsters discover how the outside world has changed. Cool.

Mad Monster Party: Iím sad to say, this didnít do anything for me (I hadnít seen it before). Itís pretty dull; instead of being feature-length, it may have worked better as a shorter holiday TV special (like Rankin Bassí many Christmas shows). Neither the animation nor most of the character designs are particularly appealing. Like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein last year, I think this is something that probably works best as nostalgia for those who watched it as kids.

First weekend of October:

Jeepers Creepers: Starts off as a better-than-average stalker movie with a Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibe, then becomes a full-fledged monster movie for its final third. It seems like a lot of people donít like the transition, but I love it. I guess most peeps just prefer trenchcoat-garbed axe-murdering truck drivers to flesh-eating gargoyles. Believable, well-acted leads, rural atmosphere, and a great creepy killer make this one a winner. One of the best horror movies of the Ď00s.

Jeepers Creepers 2: This was my first published AICN review. In fact, it was so nice they had to post it twice. Anyways, my opinion of JC2 has improved. While I stand by my original review, I have found more to like in this sequel. Itís got some great scenes (like the abduction of the young boy that opens the film). We get to see a lot more of the Creeper in this one, and he is something to behold. Get this hungry critter in more movies already! With some careful long-term planning, this could become an awesome horror franchise. (Just check out the deleted scenes.)

UPDATE 10/25

Second week of October:

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: My favorite Myers sequel. A true return to form that combines the originalís emphasis on suspense with a few well-executed gory bits to good overall effect. Michaelís niece Jamie and her adopted big sister Rachel are genuinely likable and sympathetic leads. With one of the best twist endings ever, this really should have been the end of the series, at least until H20. Alas, that was not to beÖ.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: This sequel has a strong visual style and a couple of really good sequences. It has some weak points, such as killing Rachel too soon and replacing her with a goofy surrogate, the worst Keystone Cops since Last House on the Left, and a pretty big continuity blunder in making the Myers house a huge gothic mansion. On top of that, it also has a couple of WTF elements like the Man in Black and Michaelís yearlong sleepover at Pirate Cove. And through it all, Loomis just keeps getting crazier and crazier. All in all, one of the weaker series entries.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers: The worst of the series. A sad and depressing end for Jamie Lloyd, a totally unsatisfying reveal of the Man in Black (built up as a badass in 5, heís now just some old doctor?), unlikable characters, and worst of all, Michael Myers is now some kind of Druid assassin?! Was his mask a Silver Shamrock product all along? Was the cult trying to clone him in that basement, and is he the father of Jamieís baby? Ick! Instead of Loomis, it's this movie that should have died unseen in the dark.

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto: A filthy cartoon for adults. Why do I own this? The horror cameos are amusing, there a few laughs to be had, and I got it for cheap. Rob Zombie obviously appreciates the Universal classics, so why doesnít he actually make a movie in that style instead of just using it for window dressing on a nonstop parade of sleaze? Maybe someday.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: One of the best horror comedies ever made. Hilarious gags, incredible FX, and really good characters make this truly unique and tremendously entertaining. The Chiodo Brothers ROCK! They should make more movies. Why couldnít the killer theme song music video by The Dickies be on the DVD and Blu-ray?


Second week / weekend of October:

The Walking Dead Season 2: What is it about zombies? They fire up the imagination more so than any other subgenre of horror. Watching a good zombie drama gets one to thinking: What would I do if the dead started to rise? Where would I go? How would I survive the zombie apocalypse? I think a lot of the credit has to go to the original Dawn of the Dead, which so brilliantly set up a scenario with survivors banding together in a novel location (a shopping mall). The Walking Dead continues that tradition, with a group of survivors all pulling in different directions. We have Shane, who will do anything to survive and thrive in this world. We have Dale, the conscience of the group, clinging to traditional decency and morality. And we have Rick, who draws from both philosophies as needed to protect his family. It makes the audience think, What would I do? I honestly donít get the complaints a lot of people had with Season 2. The group finds (temporary) safe haven on a farm, but there is still zombie action in every episode. Ep. 1 had the zombie herd, Ep. 2 had the church and Carl getting shot, Ep. 3 had the sacrifice of Otis, Ep. 4 had the well walker, etc. Who could forget the barn massacre, and Farmageddon? Itís the human drama and staying grounded in reality that make the show so compelling, and that shouldnít be sacrificed to make it into a live-action video game. Iím looking forward to Season 3 (Merleís back!) and I hope the more ďcomic book-yĒ elements like Michonne and the Governor are handled well.

Third week of October:

Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later: After the abysmal Curse of the sixth film tanked the series, H20 reboots it by getting back to basics. Ignoring all the Thorn nonsense, this entry has Michael stalking his sister Laurie once again. The in-jokes and references are well played, especially the inclusion of Janet Leigh, Psychoís star victim and Jamie Lee Curtisí mom. The overall Scream vibe may put off some viewers, but the filmís biggest downfall for me is Michael himself. He just isnít the least bit scary in this installment. He looks like some guy working at a haunted house. With a better Myers (even Curse had one), this entry could have been a more worthy anniversary pic and series capper. Again, that was not to beÖ.

Paranormal Activity: This is my fourth October in a row watching this, and it holds up well. It's a scary and authentic-looking found footage movie. Is PA the new Saw, with a new installment released every Halloween? It looks like it; bring it on! These are a blast to see at a late show in a packed theater. PA 5 has been greenlit, and there's a Latino spinoff planned as well! I'm still waiting for Tokyo Night....

Paranormal Activity 2: This is a good sequel / prequel, but it doesn't hold up quite as well as the first. This is due to a lot of repetition early on. I remember the audience laughing at this, like that bit in Nightmare 4. But once it gets going, it's good.

Paranormal Activity 3: A clever prequel. Katie and Kristi's parents are fun characters (actually, it's their mom and her boyfriend / fiancťe). He films weddings and such, so he has access to several cameras and A/V equipment. Not everything matches up with what was said in the previous entries (catatonic Kristi and their house burning down). Speaking of little Kristi, she is absolutely adorable (and looks like her "adult" self as well). This has some really good scares in it, like the roving camera and Bloody Mary. If you liked the first two, you'll probably like this one (series continuity and an ending my GF found quite silly notwithstanding). If you don't like PA, this one won't change your mind.

Third weekend of October:

Paranormal Activity 4

28 Days Later

28 Weeks Later

Fourth week of October:

The Amityville Horror

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Amityville II: The Possession

Rifftrax Live!: Birdemic

Halloween: Resurrection

Halloween Night

Satanís Little Helper

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #10
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Well I now have a ridiculous pile of movies I want to watch! Don't know if I can get through them all, but I sure am going to try.

Can't wait to get started!
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I think this year, I've decided to scrap the first week or so of my original schedule and...


watch horror movies on YouTube this year. Anyone else notice how many users have STOCK TONS of those things just laying around? My list must be in the 30's by now.
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Can't wait till midnight tonight. I may have to work Monday but that won't stop me from watching something tonight. Been planning my movie line up all month. And stockpiling films I haven't see for a few months.
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:08 AM   #13
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October 1, 1:00 A.M. (I took a nap )

The movie I watch every year to kick off October Horror Fest...Stephen King's Silver Bullet.

The wolf may not be the best and there are a few really cheesy moments, but there are also a few creepy moments, a decent cast, and some good humour. What can I say? I love this flick and always have.
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Oh bugger.

I knew this was coming up. Not that I've "missed out" or anything, I just wanted to get the jump on you Northern Hemisphere peeps. And tonight is already booked - Heartbeat and Criminal Minds (and I'll be flat out making the second episode anyway, ever since we moved I've been in bed at ungodly early hours of the evening!!!).

Which reminds me. Must start unpacking my DVD collection. (I only moved about six weeks ago and thus far my personal unpacking amounts to about five boxes.)

One thing is for sure, Halloween H20 is always on my list this time of year. Not that we celebrate Halloween in Australia, and its celebration annoys me anyway. It's spring, FFS!!!! But I still drag it out for a watch. Might have to upgrade to one of those European blu's before the month is out.

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My opening salvo this year is...

The Mutilator (1985)

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