The 2013 Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread!!!

Discussion in 'General' started by maskull, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Egg_Shen

    Egg_Shen broomhead

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    I had considered that, but she really doesn't seem to exhibit any other powers. How many witches have had that "power" anyway? It must be disappointing hanging out with the others as they set curtains on fire and flip busses and stuff only to be able to do that.
  2. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    We should probably move this to the existing AHS thread. As for Zoe only having one power, Madison just found her second power in this episode.
  3. maskull

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

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    The Amityville Horror (1979): First time watch for me. I mostly enjoyed this but didn't find it scary or creepy, just interesting. Nice to see where some of those Simpsons references came from :)
    George Lutz was a jerk through a good portion of the movie but completely redeemed himself when he went back for the dog.

    Cookers (2001): Three "drug aficionados" hole up in an abandoned house to...prepare their merchandise. They also sample the goods, a lot. Then creepy things start to happen and the question is if it's just drug-addled paranoia or is the house haunted? Find out! Lots of good creepy scenes and some pretty decent acting for such a low budget film.

    The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2013): Some great atmosphere, a cool house full of interesting trinkets, a slow burn story, some genuine chills all add up to an enjoyable watch. Not sure I totally got the ending but I'll definitely be watching it again so we shall see.

    The Innkeepers (2011): This is quickly becoming one of my favourite October flicks. Great mix of humour and creeps and then things go horribly a good way. LOVE the performances of the two main actors.

    The House of the Devil (2009): Another great Ti West flick. Takes forever to even get creepy, but I don't care because there's tons of atmosphere and a likeable main character.
    and then we have the most incompetent satanic cult of all time

    Deep Blue Sea (1999): It's a shark movie. I like shark movies. I've seen this so many times.

    Zombie (1979): I'm sure everyone here has seen this one. Zombie battles a shark, eye gets poked by a big splinter, lots of innards get chewed. It's Fulci so the gore is top-notch.
  4. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    Glad you enjoyed it (more or less).
  5. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    October 26
    The Mutilator (1985)

    "I'm going to set a new high score on video machine!"

    Chopping Mall (1986)
  6. satans-sadists

    satans-sadists Ghost

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    The Walking Dead “The Suicide King” (2013)
    The Walking Dead “Home” (2013)
    The Walking Dead “I Ain’t A Judas” (2013)


    The Walking Dead "Clear" (2013)
    The Walking Dead "Arrow on the Doorpost" (2013)
    The Walking Dead "Prey" (2013)


    The Walking Dead "This Sorrowful Life" (2013)
    The Walking Dead "Welcome to the Tombs" (2013)
    The Fog (1980)
    Prince of Darkness (1987)


    Psycho II (1983)
    Psycho III (1986)


    Baron Blood (1972)
    Lisa and the Devil (1974)


    American Horror Story: Asylum "Welcome To Briarcliff" (2012)
    American Horror Story: Asylum "Tricks & Treats" (2012)


    Dracula (1958)
    The Vampire Lovers (1970)
    Twins of Evil (1971)


    Asylum (1972)


    American Horror Story: Asylum “Nor’easter” (2012)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “I Am Anne Frank Part 1” (2012)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “I Am Anne Frank Part 2” (2012)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “The Origins of Monstrosity” (2012)


    Race With the Devil (1975)


    American Horror Story: Asylum “Dark Cousin” (2012)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “Unholy Night” (2012)


    Virgin Witch (1972)


    American Horror Story: Asylum “The Coat Hanger” (2012)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “The Name Game” (2013)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “Spilt Milk" (2013)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “Continuum” (2013)
    American Horror Story: Asylum “Madness Ends” (2013)


    Fall of the House of Usher (1960)
    The Pit & The Pendulum (1961)


    The Haunted Palace (1963)
    Masque of the Red Death (1964)


    House of the Devil (2009)
    The Innkeepers (2011)


    Lifeforce (1985)


    Witchfinder General (1968)
    The Monster Club (1981)
    Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)
    The Funhouse (1981)
  7. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Witching Hour Triple Feature


    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) (DVD) [​IMG]
    Terror (1978) (DVD) [​IMG]
    Superstition (1982) (DVD) [​IMG]

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    52.) Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) 4 / 5 (blu-ray)
    First time seeing this, finally. I've been meaning to watch it for years. It was a good movie, but it's no Jaws, Jurassic Park, ET, etc. I was grateful the blu-ray had a mini-poster inside that explains the differences between all the different versions.

    53.) Halloween: Resurrection (2002) 3 / 5 (blu-ray)
    First time seeing this since I saw it in the theater. While I do think this is a terrible sequel, I don't think it's necessarily a terrible slasher film. It delivers some cheap thrills in the final half hour. The movie's biggest crime is not killing Busta Rhymes, which is what the audience is waiting the entire film for.

    54.) Night Of The Living Dead (1968) 5 / 5 (theater)
    Extremely tame by today's standards, and very low-key from a technical perspective, but still one of the best zombie movies out there. I believe Romero has said they shot it without a finished script, which is surprising because the movie is so cohesive and flows very well.


    55.) Dark Night Of The Scarecrow (1981) 5 / 5 (blu-ray)
    Love it! It's simple, thoroughly engaging, and delivers a memorably creepy ending. No gore, just good old fashioned storytelling. More 70s / 80s made-for-TV movies on blu-ray please!

    56.) The Bates Haunting (2012) 2 / 5 (theater)
    I hate to say it, because it seemed like the filmmakers had their heart in the right place, but this was not very good. The main girl is just way too unlikable. A topless girl gets sucked into a combine harvester, but otherwise there's not much worth mentioning here. It was still fun to see it on the big screen though.


    57.) Salem's Lot (1979) 4.5 / 5 (DVD)
    I've been meaning to re-watch this for years, since I remember being fairly traumatized by it as a kid. It's still pretty creepy in spots. I had to dock it half a point just because some parts were a little too long and drawn out just to fill the 3 hour running time. However, there are several instances where that worked in the movie's favor.


    58.) Buck Wild (2013) 4.5 / 5 (theater)
    I do not like "zombedies", and I'm completely burnt out on zombie films, but I really enjoyed the hell out of this movie! Loved the characters. It's a comedy, but it keeps a fairly-straight face, so it gave me sort of a Cabin Fever vibe. Dead & Breakfast might be a better comparison (this movie was much better though). I thought it was extremely well-made too. But most of all, it's just fun, fun, fun! Definitely check this one out when it gets released.


    59.) On Air (2012) 4.5 / 5 (theater)
    I was a little iffy about this one at first, but it got better and better as it went along, and by the end I was loving it. Definitely takes a page from Saw, but the finale delivers some great cat-and-mouse. It also delivers twist-after-twist-after-twist. And it's extremely well-made and gorgeous. There are some really impressive visuals here. I know some foreign films don't always get distributed in the US, but this is absolutely worth seeking out when/if it gets released.

    Previous movies:
    1.) Return To Sleepaway Camp (2008)
    2.) The Burning (1981)
    3.) Dead Before Dawn (2012)
    4.) Jack Ketchum's The Lost (2006)
    5.) Hallows' Eve (2013)
    6.) Helter Skelter (1976)
    7.) Arachnophobia (1990)
    8.) 100 Bloody Acres (2012)
    9.) Scarecrow (2013)
    10.) Wither (2012)
    11.) My Babysitter's A Vampire (2010)
    12.) Phantasm II (1988)
    13.) Sorority House Massacre (1986)
    14.) Sorority House Massacre II (1990)
    15.) Return Of The Living Dead III (1993)
    16.) Curse Of Chucky (2013)
    17.) Static (2012)
    18.) Nothing Left To Fear (2013)
    19.) Strangeland (1998)
    20.) The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)
    21.) The Absent (2011)
    22.) Silver Bullet (1985)
    23.) Night Of The Demons (1988)
    24.) Pet Sematary (1989)
    25.) Pet Sematary II (1992)
    26.) Eyes Of Laura Mars (1978)
    27.) House Of Fears (2007)
    28.) The Fly (1986)
    29.) The Fear: Halloween Night (1999)
    30.) Halloween Night (2006)
    31.) Shiver (2012)
    32.) Amusement (2008)
    33.) Retribution (1987)
    34.) Toy Story Of Terror (2013)
    35.) Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway (1993)
    36.) Lady In White (1988)
    37.) Boo (2005)
    38.) Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt (2011)
    39.) Headless Horseman (2007)
    40.) The Hollow (2004)
    41.) The Craft (1996)
    42.) The Evil Dead (1981)
    43.) The Blob (1958)
    44.) Halloween (1978)
    45.) The House Of The Devil (2009)
    46.) Jug Face (2013)
    47.) Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (1988)
    48.) Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (1989)
    49.) The Haunting (1963)
    50.) Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)
    51.) Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
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  9. Gore Lunatic

    Gore Lunatic Violenza Carnale

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    Saturday Morning Mystery DVD ~ Judging from the cover art I was expecting a Horror comedy, but this played out more straight forward than I thought. While the tag line " Scooby Doo meets The Evil Dead" sounds like a cool idea, this film pretty much falls flat. A group of "paranormal detectives" get an opportunity to investigate a mansion with a dark past and discover that there is something else than ghosts dwelling in it. Unlike the Scooby Doo gang, I didn't care much for these characters and found them unlikeable (except the dog). The problem with the film is that it's boring and just drags for over an hour before anything really happens. Not a slow burn kind of boring, just a boring boring. The "mystery" of the mansion was too abrupt and quite silly as well.

    Regular Show "Fright Pack" (15 eps.) DVD ~ One of my favorite animated shows on TV. Contains the awesome Grave Sights episode.
  10. shape22

    shape22 Well-Known Member

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    The execution makes all the difference for me. The original has lots of moments of humor--but no outright comedy. It never veers over the line to the point where the serious mood is compromised. In many ways the humor in The Night Stalker serves to give the audience relief from the oppressive atmosphere, like the scene near the end where Carl finds a surprise in his car. Compare that to goofy scenes in The Night Strangler, like Carl's initial meeting with Louise or the scene where he tells Charisma to "knock 'em dead"--or even Kolchak's first appearance where he's ranting so loudly in the bar just to offer some cheap laughs. Dan Curtis shows none of John Llewellyn Moxey's finesse. He stages those scenes like they're part of a sitcom. For me it seriously damages the mood of the film.

    But the ultimate proof of the two different approaches is the tone of the endings. In The Night Stalker Carl faces devastating personal consequences for selfless and brave actions, which ends the film on a very cynical down note (which everyone knows is very reflective of that era). The final scene of The Night Strangler is played for laughs, with Tony and Carl engaging in more comic bickering. It's also a clear set-up for the TV series. But more importantly it just doesn't ring true or resonate in any way.

    The Kolchak of The Night Stalker is also a three-dimensional human being. He spars with Vincenzo and the local civic authorities. But he also shows lots of tenderness and genuine compassion. His relationship with Louise in The Night Strangler doesn't feel nearly as substantial as his relationship with Gail--which eliminates an important part of Carl's character. It also removes some of the dread you feel in The Night Stalker. Moxey is very canny about the way he makes the audience feel that Gail is in danger. He constantly has Carl warning her about working nights. A director with less finesse, like Curtis, would have used that dynamic for cheap scares instead of lingering uneasiness. But Moxey continually has you waiting for Gail to be attacked without ever following through. It's one more example of the more serious, measured, mature approach of The Night Stalker.

    Curtis also shoots The Night Strangler more like a prototypical TV movie. There are too many extreme close-ups and the camera is used in a much less interesting way. Curtis even directly copies some of the attack scenes from the original--with the opening assault filmed in a very similar way. He does finally showcase some style and originality in the scene where the woman in the shop is attacked. That one is reminiscent of a very effective scene in another Dan Curtis TV movie--The Norliss Tapes.

    I enjoy The Night Strangler. The ending confrontation with the villain is well done. But the rest of it feels too much like deja vu. The story is structured in a very similar way. And the soundtrack recycles the exact same music cues in the exact same ways. Throw in Curtis's shortcomings and it's a much lesser effort all-around. I find The Night Strangler to be very sophomoric by comparison.
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  11. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    October 26th:


    Today, October 27th:

    Halloween 2 & 3
  12. hulkyduck

    hulkyduck Well-Known Member

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    October 23rd to 26th

    45. Suspiria (1977) (blu ray)
    As with all Dario Argento films it best to not think too much about the plot and just enjoy the feast to the eyes and ears served up in the film.

    46. Halloween (1978) (blu ray)
    Not much I can say about this film that has not already been said. Watching this is always my highlight of my October

    47. Halloween 3 (1982) (blu ray)
    Always wanted to find out what aftershave Tom Atkins uses to see if it would make me as successful as him with the opposite sex. Very much in style and spirit of the originalfilm and is my favorite of all the sequels bearing the Halloween name.
  13. Silent Noize

    Silent Noize New Member

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    October 1st

    01. Night Gallery: The Cemetery

    October 2nd

    02. Night Gallery: Little Black Bag

    October 3rd

    03. Night Gallery: Finnegan's Flight

    October 4th

    04. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

    October 5th

    05. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

    October 6th

    06. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

    October 7th

    07. Night Gallery: Class of '99

    October 8th

    08. Night Gallery: The Return of the Sorcerer

    October 9th

    09. Night Gallery: Aunt Ada

    October 10th

    10. Night Gallery: A Question of Fear

    October 11th

    11. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

    October 12th

    12. The Shining (1980)

    October 13th

    13. The Fog (1980)

    October 14th

    14. Christine (1983)

    October 15th

    15. They Live (1988)

    October 16th

    16. The Thing (1982)

    October 17th

    17. Prince of Darkness (1987)

    October 18th

    18. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

    October 19th

    19. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
    20. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
    21. The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
    22. The Mummy's Curse (1944)

    October 20th Happy Birthday Bela Lugosi! :evil:

    23. Dracula (1931)
    24. White Zombie (1932)
    25. The Black Cat (1934)
    26. The Raven (1935)
    27. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

    October 21st

    28. The Seventh Victim (1943)

    October 22nd

    29. The Mask of Satan (1960)

    October 23rd

    30. The City of the Dead (1960)

    October 24th

    31. Night of the Demon (1957)

    October 25th

    32. I Bury the Living (1958)
    33. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    October 26th

    34. The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
    35. Zombie (1979)

    October 27th

    36. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [Extended Version]
    37. Day of the Dead (1985)
  14. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    October 26th: Sole Survivor (1983)


    A low-key affair that takes its time establishing an atmosphere of doom. Frequently compared to Final Destination, but the tone is different: Sole Survivor is less of a spectacle and gets more under your skin. Obviously made on a small budget, it's actually quite well put together. Favourite moment: Leaving her neighbour's late at night, the heroine sees a dishevelled stranger standing in the open door of her house, staring at her. Creepy stuff!

    Verdict: Recommended chiller
  15. crikan

    crikan Well-Known Member

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    10/01 - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) 5/10
    10/02 - Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) 6/10
    10/03 - The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) 4/10 **
    10/04 - Black Sunday (1960) **
    10/05 - World War Z [Unrated] (2013) 6/10 **
    10/05 - Stripperland (2011) 4/10 **
    10/06 - A Bay of Blood (1971) 8/10 **
    10/07 - Female Vampire (1973) 1/10 **
    10/08 - Student Bodies (1981) 5/10 **
    10/09 - Return to Horror High (1987) 6/10 **
    10/10 - Kill Baby, Kill (1966) **
    10/11 - Lisa and the Devil (1973) **
    10/11 - The Hitchhiker: A Whole New You (1991) 1/10 **
    10/12 - The Hitchhiker: True Believer (1986) 4/10 **
    10/12 - The Hitchhiker: W.G.O.D. (1985) 5/10 **
    10/12 – Doctor Jekyll vs. The Wolfman (1972) 6/10 **
    10/13 - Crimson (The Man with the Severed Head) (1973) 1/10 **
    10/13 – Berserker: The Nordic Curse (Berserker) (1987) 4/10 **
    10/14 – Victims! (1985) 4/10 **
    10/15 – Elvira's Movie Macabre: The House That Screamed (1969) 7/10 **
    10/16 – Elvira's Movie Macabre: Maneater of Hydra (Island of the Doomed) (1967) 3/10 **
    10/17 – Death Ship (1980) 5/10 **
    10/18 – Ghost Ship (2002) 6/10
    10/18 – Wrong Turn (2003) 6/10 **
    10/19 – Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) 6/10 **
    10/19 – Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009) 2/10 **
    10/20 – Tombs of the Blind Dead [Spanish Uncut] (1972) 6/10 **
    10/21 – The House by the Cemetery (1981) 6/10 **
    10/21 – This Is the End (2013) 8/10 **
    10/21 – Seeding of a Ghost (Zhong gui) (1983) 7/10 **
    10/22 – The Killer Snakes (She sha shou) (1975) 4/10 **
    10/22 – The Night of the Sorcerers (La noche de los brujos) (1974) 6/10 **
    10/23 – Evil Dead II (1987) 5/10 **
    10/23 – Evil Head (2012) **
    10/23 – Kiss of the Damned (2012) 9/10 **
    10/24 – Babysitter Massacre (2013) 4/10 **
    10/24 – Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (Cyrus) (2010) 8/10 **
    10/25 – Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings [Unrated] (2011) 7/10 **
    10/25 – Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) 5/10 **
    10/25 - Beverly Hills Vamp (1989) 6/10 **


    Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings [Unrated] (2011) 7/10 **
    A group of college students gets lost in a storm during their snowmobiling trip, and takes shelter in an abandoned sanatorium, which is the home of deformed cannibals.

    Despite Wrong Turn 3 being a cheap shitfest, when I got the Rated-R version of Bloody Beginnings from Netflix, my gut told me to pay the $5 for the Unrated DVD from Amazon. Boy was my gut right. Right from the opening the gore in the fourth film is over-the-top and awesome. A quality new cast and winter backdrop greatly added to the film as well. The final showdown and ending were excellent. They pretty much nailed this one.


    Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012) 5/10 **
    A group of college students, on a trip for Mountain man Festival on Halloween in West Virginia, encounter a group cannibals, who want to save their cousin from jail.

    Much like part 3, BLOODLINES looks cheap and most the story is beyond stupid. Unlike 3, this flick manages to be fun. I rarely found myself getting bored. Doug Bradley really made a difference. And what a ballsy way to end the film.


    Beverly Hills Vamp (1989) 6/10 **
    A trio of geeks go to Hollywood to make a movie and are bored one night so they get some hookers to have some sex. Unfortunately, the hookers like to drink blood.

    After all of the mean-spirited cannibalism of WRONG TURN I needed a pallet cleanser and this Fred Olen Ray comedy delivered. Its consistently funny and I’m always looking for a chance to see more of my favorite Scream Queen, Michelle Bauer.
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  16. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    Curse of Chucky (2013)-8/10
    Pacific Rim (2013)-8/10
  17. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    October 27th: The Ambulance


    I like Larry Cohen, but this movie falls between two stools. The plot elements - kidnappings, conspiracies, and medical black markets - are a bit at odds with the tone of the film, exemplified by Eric Roberts' bumbling, unlikely hero (and his loud-mouthed reporter sidekick). It's as if the movie is trapped half-way between Coma (1978) and Big Trouble in Little China. Had it gone in either direction, either darker and more serious, or completely over the top, it might have been a better movie.

    Verdict: A fairly entertaining flick that falls short of its potential
  18. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    October 27th

    65) Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

    66) Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

    67) Day Of The Dead (1985)
  19. gyhorrorfan07

    gyhorrorfan07 Well-Known Member

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  20. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    56. Vengeance of the Zombies
    57. From Beyond the Grave
    58. Saw III

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