The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

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  1. 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)
    Oct 21: Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
    Oct 21: Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls (1973)
     
  2. Hellbilly

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    10/21 #31

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    The Strangers (2008)

    Young couple in a cabin are terrorized by three strangers wearing masks. Simple but effective and very creepy "home invasion" horror with a good amount of jolting jump scares. Perfect for October/Halloween. 5/5
     
  3. X-human

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    Drag Me to Hell (2009) :troll::troll::troll::joshua::joshua:
    I began to wonder if Raimi lost his touch, but Spider-Man 2 showed me he still had some horror left in him (surgery scene), but now Drag Me shows he used it all up on SP2. An overly long CGI bloated mess that tried to return to core material but instead came off more as a hack take on Frighteners. I'd only watch it a second time with the Riffrax.

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    My Name Is Bruce (2008) :troll::troll::troll::troll::joshua:
    Shot in his own back yard this could have been another The Day The Clown Cried, but instead we get a well toned and well executed independent film. It is a bit insider humor but at the same time Bruce never talks down to his fans and is willing to deconstruct himself for them. Vastly underrated.
     
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    10.21.11
    Night Of The Demons 2 DVD
    Chopping Mall DVD
     
  5. MorallySound

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    Death Warmed Up (1984) Rating: 3/5
     
  6. shithead

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    In theaters!
     
  7. Silent Noize

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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)


    October 22nd

    22. I Bury the Living (1958)
     
  8. dave13

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    Frankenstein Created Woman (Terence Fisher, 1967)

    Another terrific entry into the hammer frankenstein cannon. Cushing gives another great performance, and Terence Fisher does an amazing job once again. I think that next to Revenge, this might be my favorite of the first 4. The kindly version of Cushing's Baron in this film is very likable, and the story so tragic, yet so perverse. And the deaths are actually very well set up. You can see how this would have been legitimately scary and disturbing in 1967.
     
  9. NaturesMistake

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    Just saw a screening of Evil Dead last night. That was pretty off the hook.
    Every week Rave Motion Pictures has been doing a midnight movie for Halloween.

    October 7th: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

    October 14th: The Exorcist

    October 21st: The Evil Dead

    October 29th: Halloween (1978)
    And I'm seeing Halloween next week.

    In between that I've watched:
    Just Before Dawn
    The Funhouse
    A Nightmare On Elm Street
    The Thing (82)
    The Thing (11)

    Also played the original Snes Clock tower, Genesis Splatterhouse 3, and the ps Silent Hill

    Having a horror marathon with my girlfriend Next week, but all in all, I'm juggling midterms with my favorite time of year :/
     
  10. Zillamon51

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    Third week of October:

    The Ward: Master director John Carpenter gets back into the game with this enjoyable, if unremarkable, '60s period piece. Kristen, a runaway with no memory of her life before being apprehended after setting fire to a farmhouse, is committed to a psych ward with the most lax security ever. It's also haunted by a zombie-like ghost that's picking off the young female patients one by one. Not only is security laughable, but half of the other girls in the ward don't seem crazy / disturbed at all. In all fairness, some of these things are more plausible looking back after it's over. Amber Heard isn't just beautiful, she's a good actress (in both this and Drive Angry; I haven't seen Mandy Lane yet). Though certainly not up there with Carpenter's best, this is a solid effort with an appealing main character / lead actress.

    Son of Frankenstein: While Universal's original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein are favorites of mine, I haven't seen most of the other entries since I was a kid. While I didn't expect Son to hold up well to them, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is an excellent and enjoyable gothic horror as well. Amid the off-kilter German expressionist sets are good performances from Basil Rathbone as the ever-more manic Dr. Frankenstein, the slyly suspicious police inspector, and Karloff as the Monster. But the real standout is Bela Lugosi as the cunning and creepy Ygor, a grave robber who survived a hanging and commands the Monster to kill his enemies.

    The Fog: This is one of John Carpenter's masterworks, one of the most atmospheric, creepiest, and scariest ghost stories ever filmed. The score, the glowing fog, and the zombie ghosts with glowing red eyes committing slasher murders give the old-fashioned ghost story a great modern makeover. One of the reasons I wanted to watch this again this October is a question I saw on IMDb: Is Jamie Lee Curtis' character really Laurie Strode? I wanted to see how that held up. It's an interesting fan theory, but I think the "old girl scout" fell into bed with Tom Atkins a bit too easily. I may re-watch the remake now, even though I have no good memories from seeing it in the theater. My question is: Since this has such a great campfire story opening, what are some of the other great campfire stories from horror movies? (Friday the 13th Part 2 comes to mind.)

    Paranormal Activity: This is my third 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? I hope so, bring it on! These are a blast to see at a late show in a packed theater. 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.

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    41) The Ring

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  12. hulkyduck

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    october 20th and 21st

    19. Brain Dead (1992)
    20. Friday the 13th pt 4 (1984)
    21. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
     
  13. gyhorrorfan07

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    October 22nd:

    The Evil Dead (1982)
    Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (1987) (Can't wait for next month's Blu-ray)
    Army of Darkness (1992)
    Drag Me To Hell (unrated director's cut) (2009)
     
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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)


    October 22nd

    22. I Bury the Living (1958)
    23. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
     
  17. Hellbilly

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    10/22 #32

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    The Omega Man (1971) BD

    *gasp* First-time viewing. How I managed not to watch this over the years remains a mystery. But hey, better late than never.
    Enjoyed this very much. 4/5
     
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    The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) :troll::troll::troll::troll::joshua:

    Enjoyed this much more this time, although it never really explains why the women he loves keep getting killed. Convenience? A nice film like transfer from Legend on the new Blu-ray too so it's worth the upgrade at its low cost.

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    The Skull (1965) :troll::troll::troll::troll::joshua:

    Thought maybe I'd think less of this seeing it again but it still holds up for me as it creates a cumulative build which Peter Cusing projects wonderfully. My only problem with it is the logic that Marquis De Sade was possessed by a demon that murders. While he was a sadist he was never connected in any way to crimes of murder so that bugs me a little bit. What's interesting is that the premise is true; his skull was excavated by scientists for research. Again the Legend Blu-ray is very film like but the print itself is not quite as good as Cheated Death.
     
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    Friday, October 21st, 2011:
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    Sleepy Hollow (1999)
    Tim Burton takes a stab at the classic Washington Irving story. Johnny Depp stars as Ichabod Crane, a man who’s abandoned faith for reason and then finds himself lost in a world beyond reason while investigating a series of bizarre murders in the the small village of Sleepy Hollow. Burton’s gothic flair is in full force with a colour palate of blacks, blues and grays that wash over the stellar cast including Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman and Hammer Films veterans Michael Gough and Christopher Lee.

    The count so far...
    01. Scalps (1983)
    02. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)
    03. Galaxy of Terror (1981)
    04. The Last House on the Left (1972)
    05. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
    06. The Child (1977)
    07. The Green Slime (1968)
    08. Zombieland (2009)
    09. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
    10. Bloody Moon (1981)
    11. The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
    12. The Incubus (1982)
    13. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
     
  20. Workshed

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    Just before I hit the hay on October 21

    The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XX - Really fun zombie chapter in an otherwise forgetful installment. But still awesome Simpsons programming that i will watch every October if it's on.

    The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XX - Lots of Homer humor: Homer attempting to eat Bart was outstanding, and then Homer acting as a "resevoir" for the homeless ("At least it's good to be indoors!" says one transient from inside Homer's stomach) was disturbing and hilarious. Homer referring to the Golem as "Milhouse" was another highlight.

    Marge: "AHHH! A Cylinder!"
     

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