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

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  1. maskull

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

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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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    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    My 2019 list...
    * indicates first time view

    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)-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.

    Note: several of my titles were wiped out when the site went down a few days ago. I will repost reviews when I have time. Until then, here's a list of the "lost" films...

    Oct.6th
    * THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)YouTube

    Oct,7th
    * THE DEVIL TIMES FIVE (1974 )PocornFlix

    Oct. 8th
    * HOUSE ON STRAW HILL (1975) PopcornFlix

    Oct. 9th
    * 5IVE GIRLS (2006) PopcornFlix

    Oct.10th
    *WOMANEATER (1958) PopcornFlix

    Oct. 11th
    * DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)Blu ay rip

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

    Oct. 13th
    *FADE TO BLACK (1980) DVD rip

    Oct. 14th
    ALIEN (1979) 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.
     
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    At last.
     
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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)
     
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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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    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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