The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. gyhorrorfan07

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    October 20th:

    Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
    Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1988)
    Return To Sleepaway Camp (2008)
     
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    Tormented (1960) :troll::troll::troll::joshua::joshua:
    Rather creepy in perhaps unintended ways because of the lead's relationship with the young girl. Not only is she older than her years in a Jodie Foster sorta way, she's hitting on him! Also Susan Gordon is probably the best actress in this, making it more chilling in her portrayal. By the end its underlying pedophilia is far more frightening than any ghost.

    Elvira toys the convention of her always laying on a couch in her basement with a good batch of skits. Although there's one point in the middle which betrays the gag it's kinda clever and well done overall. Not reaching too far for the gags, she makes it all natural and easy in this one.
     
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    The Cellar (1989) Rating: 2/5
     
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    I just watched Amer tonight. What's the opposite of a thriller? A duller, maybe?

    It's not that it was bad, just gratuitously slow. The plot can perhaps best be described as "a girl, mostly alone, gets older"

    On a positive note, I would describe it as "a triumph of atmosphere over story or character"

    That said though, by the end I think I loved it. It had a very hypnotic, sensual quality, and the atmosphere was thick enough to cut with a razor.
     
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    37) Red State: It's been many years, but Kevin Smith has finally made another good movie. The film is fast paced and filled with action and gore. On the down side, all the characters with exception to the Preacher (played brilliantly by Michael Parks) had little depth to them. Far from a classic, but entertaining none the less. (7/10)

    38) We Are The Night: I enjoyed this way more than I anticipated. This is fun, gory, and sexy gem of a vampire film. Each of the four women are unique and convincing in their respective roles. With the exception of a few plot holes, this is a great film. (7/10)
     
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    10.20.11

    The Dead Next Door DVD
    Ghoul School DVD
    Days Of Darkness DVD
    Autumn DVD
    Rammbock: Berlin Undead DVD
    Devil's Playground* DVD
    Edges Of Darkness DVD
    The Horde Netflix

    *First time viewing. Another blind-buy that turned out to be quite enjoyable. If you like those Resident Evil films, you'll like Devil's Playground. This is like the UK's answer to those movies. Evil corporation, fast moving zombies and lots of action sequences make up most of this film. It even has an actor from the first Resident Evil movie in it. A decent modern zombie flick.
     
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    The Sentinel (1977)

    No October without The Sentinel. Still delivers the creepy goods. 4.5/5

    Stigmata
    (1999)

    Another movie I haven't seen in ten years. This one comes with a very Tony Scott/Adrian Lyne visual style and story telling. Slick and thrilling. A Blu-ray release is long overdue. 4/5
     
  9. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    October 1st

    01. Thriller: Well of Doom (1961)


    October 2nd

    02. Thriller: The Ordeal of Dr. Cordell (1961)


    October 3rd

    03. Thriller: Trio for Terror (1961)


    October 4th

    04. Thriller: Papa Benjamin (1961)


    October 5th

    05. Thriller: Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1961)


    October 6th

    06. Thriller: The Devil's Ticket (1961)


    October 7th

    07. Thriller: Parasite Mansion (1961)


    October 8th

    08. Thriller: Mr. George (1961)


    October 9th

    09. Thriller: The Terror in Teakwood (1961)


    October 10th

    10. Thriller: The Prisoner in the Mirror (1961)


    October 11th

    11. Thriller: Dark Legacy (1961)


    October 12th

    12. The Black Cat (1934)


    October 13th

    13. The Raven (1935)


    October 14th

    14. Dracula (1931)


    October 15th

    15. Frankenstein (1931)


    October 16th

    16. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)


    October 17th

    17. Son of Frankenstein (1939)


    October 18th

    18. Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)


    October 19th

    19. The Wolf Man (1941)


    October 20th

    20. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)


    October 21st

    21. House Of Frankenstein (1944)
     
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    39) The Funhouse

    40) Hostel
     
  13. satans-sadists

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    Oct 1: Halloween (1978)
    Oct 1: Halloween II (1981)
    Oct 1: Terror in the Aisles (1984)
    Oct 2: Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    Oct 2: The Haunted Palace (1963)
    Oct 2: The Oblong Box (1969)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Energy Eater" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "Horror in the Heights" (1974)
    Oct 3: Kolchak: The Night Stalker "The Spanish Moss Murders" (1974)
    Oct 4: Lady Frankenstein (1971)
    Oct 4: The Velvet Vampire (1971)
    Oct 5: The Invisible Man (1933)
    Oct 5: Frankenstein (1931)
    Oct 6: The Wolf Man (1941)
    Oct 6: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    Oct 7: Horror of Dracula (1958)
    Oct 7: The Mummy (1959)
    Oct 8: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    Oct 8: Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)
    Oct 9: Rituals (1977)
    Oct 9: Just Before Dawn (1981)
    Oct 9: Grotesque (1988)
    Oct 10: Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    Oct 10: The Devil Within Her (1975)
    Oct 12: Sugar Hill (1974)
    Oct 13: Vengeance of the Zombies (1973)
    Oct 13: Night of the Werewolf (1980)
    Oct 14: Day of the Dead (1985)
    Oct 15: Torture Garden (1967)
    Oct 15: Vault of Horror (1973)
    Oct 16: Insidious (2011)
    Oct 16: Hell Night (1981)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "The Ghost Talks" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Who Done It?" (1949)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "Spook Louder" (1943)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "If a Body Meets a Body" (1945)
    Oct 17: The Three Stooges "We Want Our Mummy" (1939)
    Oct 18: Thriller "Well of Doom" (1961)
    Oct 18: Thriller "The Devil's Ticket" (1961)
    Oct 19: Messiah of Evil (1973)
    Oct 19: Shock Waves (1977)
    Oct 20: Time Walker (1982)
    Oct 20: The Dark (1979)
     
  14. crikan

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    ** denotes first time viewing

    10/01 - Halloween (1978) 8/10
    10/01 - Halloween II (1981) 6/10
    10/02 - Terror in the Aisles (1984) 8/10 **
    10/03 - The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983) 7/10 **
    10/04 - Massacre at Central High (1976) 7/10 **
    10/05 - Demented (1980) 4/10 **
    10/06 - Night of the Howling Beast (aka The Werewolf and the Yeti) (1975) 6/10 **
    10/07 - Killer Fish (1979) 3/10 **
    10/08 - The Prey (Uncut) (1984) 1/10 **
    10/09 - Stone Cold Dead (1979) 3/10 **
    10/10 - Count Dracula's Great Love (1972) 6/10 **
    10/10 - Elvira's Movie Macabre: Count Dracula's Great Love (1972) 6/10 **
    10/11 - The Haunted (1977) 5/10 **
    10/12 - Night of the Demon (1980) 6/10 **
    10/13 - Curse of the Devil (1974) **
    10/14 - Pale Blood (1990) 4/10 **
    10/14 - Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973) **
    10/15 - Vengeance of the Zombies (1972) 6/10 **
    10/16 - The Devil Within Her (aka Sharon's Baby) (1975) 2/10 **
    10/17 - Final Exam (1981) 6/10 **
    10/18 - Hanging Woman (aka Terror of the Living Dead) (1973) 5/10 **
    10/19 - Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) 5/10 **
    10/19 - The Pyx (1973) 3/10 **
    10/20 - Vampire at Midnight (1988) 2/10 **


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    Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) 5/10 **

    New Orleans prostitutes are being killed in a ritualistic manner during Mardi Gras. This is bottom of the barrel, sleazy trash and a lot of fun. It felt like I was watching something produced by Harry Novak and/or released by Something Weird Video. The acting/dialogue is horrendous and at times the editing is jarring. The film is full of unintentional comedy like the gigantic hearts that are removed from the victims chests and the occasional blinking corpse. Despite its many flaws its very entertaining with tons of nudity and some surprisingly top notch gore. Bill Metzo is great as the creepy killer looking for "evil" girls. Oddly enough the biggest highlight might be the inappropriate disco themed score. I sat and listened to the DVD menu for 10 minutes after the film was over.


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    The Pyx (1973) 3/10 **

    A detective investigating the death of a prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil worshiping cult. This is not a low budget horror or exploitation film. It’s a well made crime drama that happens to have 10 minutes of a devil worshiping ceremony during the third act. Most of the film is spent alternating between two stories. One showing the hardship of Lucy’s (Karen Black) life as a heroine-addicted prostitute and another with the detective (Christopher Plummer) investigating her death. It’s extremely slow and many scenes drag on far too long. Strong performances and the alternating structure of the film make it just entertaining enough to stick with until the conclusion. That conclusion isn’t all that surprising or satisfying, but there a few powerful scenes sprinkled throughout the film.

    This is the third entry I’ve viewed in Scorpion Releasing’s new “Katarina’s Nightmare Theater” line. At this point it’s clear that she is not really adding much to these discs. I do appreciate the informational tidbits but her delivery is incredibly boring. It doesn’t help that Code Red’s Maria Kanellis delivers a much more entertaining effort.


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    Vampire at Midnight (1988) 2/10 **

    A "Vampire Killer" is on the loose in 1980's L.A. This bit of late night trash had some potential but ultimately fails due to an unlikable hero and a bland killer. It delivers plenty of cheesy 80s-ness and stunningly gorgeous nude southern California bodies but with the primary characters being so uninteresting it runs out steam and gets quite dull. It has its moments, but ultimately is a waste of time. As an aside, I can see I was too hard on PALE BLOOD earlier in the week. That's a masterpiece compared to VAMPIRE AT MIDNIGHT.
     
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    The Prophecy (1979)
    Oct. 19.
    Drag Me To Hell
    Oct. 20.
    Night Of The Demon (Old German DVD, not the new one)
    Jeepers Creepers
    Oct. 21.
    Carrie
    Zombieland
     
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    Phantasm (1979)
    Phantasm II (1988)
    Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1993)
    Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
     
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    I finally have time to post an update!
    16. The Thing (2011)
    -I was surprised by how much I liked this given some of the scathing notices I have seen on it. Yes, there is some unwelcome CGI, and nobody wishes that all effects were practical more than I. This is the only negative for me with this movie, and sometimes that can be enough to turn me off. However, there are also some great practical effects as well! Add this to what I thought was solid acting performances, well done suspense despite the fact that we all know what is coming, and some skillful nods and setup for the 1982 "sequel", and we have a solid flick and probably my favorite horror movie of the year so far. Loved it! ........8/10.
    17. The Mangler
    -I had put this one aside when making my still tall stack of horror movies I wanted to watch this month, but for some reason I still felt it calling to me and rescued it from the castaways. Well, I was entertained for the majority of the running time, but I can't say I was rejoicing in the rediscovery of a horror classic I had forgotten that I loved so much. Englund was solid as always, if a bit over the top, but Ted Levine makes him look like Jessica Tandy with his ridiculous portrayal of a "hard boiled" and tormented detective.He really kind of ruins much of the fun, to be honest. The mangler machine is as brutal and intimidating as a massive laundry machine can be, I guess. Mixed feeling here. ........5/10.
    18. Halloween Resurrection
    -I had to start with the worst of the series that is still tolerable enough for me to watch. (I won't touch H20 anymore....just nothing rewarding for me at all with that one). This one is pretty bad, but gives me JUST enough memorable Myers moments to sit through. Busta Rhymes, of course, sucks, and the setup of the house given even a cursory thought to its previous portrayals is just laughable. However, a few decent kills and a good beginning are pluses. ....6/10.
    -As a side note for the legion of Pretty Little Liars fans that undoubtedly are on this site, the Deckard character is a much younger Ian!
    19 and 20. Ghost Hunters, Season Five, discs 2 and 3
    -Not much more to say about these that I haven't already, except that I still love it...but sitting through the almost two hours of deleted scenes on the third disc was a test of will. You know damn well that any evidence worth seeing is not going to be cut, so you are inevitably subject to a whole lot of nothing on these moments. ....still 9/10!
    21. Wrong Turn 2
    -After loving my revisiting of the first one, I gave the second another shot. It fails to come close to setting the mood of the first one, and the mutant designs are nowhere near as impressive. However, the effects are mostly practical and extremely juicy in spots, and Rollins is great. ......7/10.
    22. Satan's Little Helper
    -I'll always be grateful to Jeff Lieberman for Just Before Dawn and Squirm, but this one absolutely sucks, folks. I won't waste any more keyboard strokes on it. .........1/10.
    23. Halloween 5
    -Following my march on the best horror series in descending (hmm...I think make that ascending, as I'm working my way up to my favorites in reverse order...right?) order, this is the first one that I actually really like. Of course Danielle Harris and Donald Pleasence are fantastic, but add to that a great Myers in Don Shanks, some excellent Halloween atmosphere (although not nearly as impressive as all of the others ahead of this one on my list), and some wonderful sets. Detractors are the puzzling manner in which Michael spends a full year with a hermit before finally killing him, the two stupid comic relief cops, and the puzzling man in black which needed some sort of explanation. Maybe not a classic like many of the rest, but still a great movie. ....8/10.
    24. Hatchet
    -I must have been in a really bad mood when I watched this one for the first time, because I remember thinking that is was good but not great, and that I liked the sequel much better. Now I may still prefer the sequel (haven't cracked the Blu of that one for a revisit yet after being lucky enough to catch it in the two days that my local AMC generously afforded it), but great Caesar's ghost does the original kick all sorts of ass! Beautiful swamp scenery, atmosphere and photography, some laughs that don't take away from or ridicule the scares, and an incredible villain showing by Kane. Oh, and some of the best gore effects you will EVER see on the screen. Simply a modern slasher visit to Vahalla! .....9.5/10.
    25. Pet Sematary Two
    -Another one that I almost passed over....and I am extremely grateful that I didn't! This is an awesome sequel that stands toe to toe with the original and has what I think is Clancy Brown's best performance (that's right...screw the Kurgan!). Very gory for an early 90's R-rated movie, even though you can see where there was probably a couple of small cuts in spots. I loved all of the acting on display, thought the "sematary" was very well dressed, and was very impressed by the fast moving plot and action. There is a bit of character motivation near the end that was questionable, but it won't take away much from your enjoyment. A hidden classic! ....9/10.
    *Up to 25, which means I obviously won't make my goal of 50...but I'm thinking 40 is still within my reach.
     
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    Crikan, thanks for the reviews! I have Mardi Gras Massacre sitting here and didn't think I would get to it before Halloween, but I might try to squeeze it in now thanks to your review. It sounds bizarre enough to make me want to see it soon!
     
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    Hell of the Living Dead (1981)

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    First time viewing! And it's pretty lousy. Was the Goblin track really lifted and used here? It's funny but very messy cinema, all over the place. The tribal scenes are so weird. I'm definitely getting in some quality bad film time this October, as I also watched The Room (2003) at a theater last night--first time viewing as well.
     

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