The Annual October Horror Movie Watching Thread -- 2020!!!

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  1. maskull

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    It's that time again! Time to do that thing that you do so well...WATCH A TON OF HORROR MOVIES!!! (and have your friends/family look at you like you're a weirdo for watching so many). So please join in for 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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    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    I was a total failure last year. A combination of laziness and weird site glitches. But I'm raring to go this year!
     
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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 | 22x 2019 ]

    01 10/01 The Cat and the Canary (1939)
    02 10/02 Dave Karger & David J. Skal Presents, Dracula (1931)
    03 10/02 Vampia Presents, The Thirteenth Guest (1932)
    04 10/03 Svengoolie Presents, Son of Dracula (1943)
    05 10/03 Eyes Without a Face ( Les Yeux sans visage ) (1960)
    06 10/04 The Ghost Breakers (1940)
    07 10/05 Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
    08 10/06 Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
    00 10/06 The Making of 'Nosferatu' (1979)
    09 10/07 The Show Must Go Online: Macbeth (2020)
    10 10/07 Pillow of Death (1945)
    11 10/08 Rifftrax Presents, The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
    00 10/09 Le spectre rouge ( The Red Spectre ) (1907)
    00 10/09 Woos Whoopee (1928)
    00 10/09 Sure-Locked Homes (1928)
    00 10/09 The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
    00 10/09 The Wizard's Apprentice (1930)
    12 10/09 Theatre of Blood (1973)
    13 10/09 The Worst Witch (1986)
    14 10/10 Svengoolie Presents, Island of Terror (1966)
    00 10/10 Maniac trailer
    00 10/10 The Fresh Lobster (1928/1948)
    00 10/10 Pathe Audio Review: Gingerbread Castle - Our cameraman discovers a modern Fairy palace (193?)
    00 10/10 Pathe Audio Review: Little Red Riding Hood - An adventure in toyland reported by Maurice Kellerman (193?)
    00 10/10 The Phantom of the Opera (1925/1979) [Excerpts] [Score by The Kinephonic Ensemble]
    15 10/11 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ( Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari ) (1920)
    16 10/12 The Golem: How He Came into the World ( Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam ) (1920)
    17 10/13 Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror ( Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens ) (1922)
    18 10/14 The Phantom of the Opera (1925/1929)
    19 10/15 The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
    20 10/16 The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) [commentary w/ Steve Haberman & Tony Sasso]
    21 10/16 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents, The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
    22 10/16 Frankenhooker (1990)
    23 10/17 Svengoolie Presents, Tarantula! (1955)
    24 10/17 Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror ( Le notti del terrore ) (1981)
    25 10/18 Crimes at the Dark House (1940)
    00 10/19 Dave Karger Presents, The Mummy (1959)
    26 10/19 Dave Karger Presents, The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    00 10/20 The Mads with Special Guest Svengoolie Presents, Halloween Safety (Second Edition) (198?)
    27 10/20 The Devil Bat (1940)
    28 10/21 Strange Confession (1945)
    29 10/21 Pillow of Death (1945)
    30 10/22 Bloodsuckers from Outer Space (1984)
    31 10/23 House ( ハウス ) (1977)
    32 10/24 Ben Mankiewicz Presents, The Thing from Another World (1951)
    33 10/24 Svengoolie Presents, The Devil-Doll (1936)
    34 10/24 Bloodsuckers from Outer Space (1984)
    35 10/25 Phantom of the Opera (1943)
    36 10/26 The Wolf Man (1941)
    37 10/27 The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
    00 10/28 Hallowe'en (1931)
    00 10/28 Wot A Night (1931)
    00 10/28 Magic Mummy (1933)
    00 10/28 Une Nuit Sut ie Mont Chauve (1933)
    00 10/28 The Ghosts' High Noon (2006)
    38 10/28 The Invisible Man (2020)
    39 10/28 The Invisible Man (1933)
    40 10/29 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents, The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy ( La momia azteca contra el robot humano ) (1959)
    41 10/29 The Mummy (1932)
    42 10/29 The Mummy's Hand (1940)
    43 10/30 Franky and His Pals (1991)
    00 10/30 Frankenstein (1910)
    44 10/31 Svengoolie Presents, Mighty Joe Young (1949)
    45 10/31 The Brides of Dracula (1960)
    46 10/31 Vincent Price Presents, The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    47 10/31 Svengoolie Presents, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    00 10/31 Roseanne: Halloween V (1993)
    48 10/31 Edward Van Sloan Presents, Frankenstein (1931)
    49 10/31 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    000 10/31 The Bowman Body Presents, Snow-White (1933)
    50 10/31 The Bowman Body Presents, The City of the Dead (1960)
    00 10/31 Night Gallery: The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes (1971)
    00 10/31 Night Gallery: Miss Lovecraft Sent Me (1971)
    00 10/31 Night Gallery: The Hand of Borgus Weems (1971)
    00 10/31 Night Gallery: Phantom of What Opera? (1971)
    51 10/31 The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
     
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    Was just coming to post this here! I've done this the past several years and will be doing it again! This year's seems to be one of the more challenging ones yet too.
     
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    Except for maybe day 18. "Watch something from Arrow, Vinegar Syndrome, Criterion, Shout Factory, etc"
    Shit, my entire October viewing might constitute of that.

    I expect with quarantining still in place, I'll be able to participate more than usual. My film festival is cancelled, there's no roller derby, the Jets suck even more than usual, hockey will not be started up yet, not really much else to do.
     
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    Hopefully the site doesn't go out like last year. I'm probably passing on the alcohol too because of the virus. Too bad we can't do a harder lockdown this time in the United States and get it right. We just hit 200,000 deaths which is crazy. October before it gets cold is the perfect time. Scary movies to watch all day.

    But I'm still cleaning stuff up. I missed getting a few things because of the virus. They will be there next year. But I might have a few topics like last year. Going to start October 1st with a good one I think. Can't wait.
     
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    I've been actively not watching any horror for the past several days in order to save myself for October 1st. It has been awful.

    Wednesday night at midnight though, I'm hoping to kick off and get in two movies before bed. Almost there!
     
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    Yeah I've been watching nothing even close to horror lately. C'mon Wednesday/Thursday!!
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Fuck yeah, fellers! The only question is, what do you start the month off with? First time watch or revisit a favorite?

    I normally catch Idle Hands on Halloween, either mid afternoon or late night....but I recently picked up the Shout Collectors Edition blu. Never seen in HD before, so I think I'm gonna start the month off with that late night tomorrow. Don't think I can wait till the 31st any ways. Cheers!
     
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    I usually start off my October with Silver Bullet. I dont see any reason to change that.
     
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    For the two on Wednesday night, I have picked out a DVD (actually a double feature DVD paired with the sequel, but I want to watch them on separate nights) and trying to decide between two VHS for the second (both from the '90s). I've seen them all before, but it has been a long time.

    I also really want to watch Scare Me, but I'm extremely excited for that one and will probably wait until Thursday night so I can watch it around 9PM or 10PM instead of pushing it after midnight.
     
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    This has been my tactic for the last several years. I abstain from horror as much as possible throughout September, and usually the final few days leading to October I don't watch any films at all and, at best, stick to tv shows.

    I have off on the first, so I'm looking forward to cramming a few films in on day one. :D
     
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    No offense, but all y'all put WAY too much thought into this. Watch horror movies. Whenever. Don't save 'em for later! Fuck it, if you wanna watch Carpenter's Halloween tonight, DO IT. And if you wanna watch Austin Powers on the 31st, do that too.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    I get what you're saying, but with that mentality, is there an October/Halloween season? What's the difference between June and October then?
     
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    The differences are nostalgia, zeitgeist, and an enhanced layer of legitimacy that is very validating.
    You can watch Holiday Inn in June, I have, but it doesnt have the same communal feeling and indulged collective nostalgia as during the Christmas season. This time of year turns our movie viewing from an individual activity to a group activity, especially when a lot of monster kids' gateway "drugs" were introduced as scary movies in syndicated packages this time of year or post August 28th theatrical releases, or memories of when everyone joined in in what was your esoteric hobby that is even perhaps derided the rest of the year.
    The rest of the year they are motion pictures. For one season they are holiday pictures, and part of a larger picture.
     
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    Been on a horror break myself. I feel it makes October 1st and whatever you choose to kick it off with all the better.
     
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    For the record, I don't intend on watching Austin Powers on the 31st. Although if it's what I'm in the mood for that night, maybe I will. Doubt it though.

    I was just referring to the overly complex planning of October viewing. Why wait till October, is my point. Tonight is still September, but watch horror if you want. I will certainly be watching a lot next month, but only if I'm in the mood for it, not because I have to, due to what page of the calendar is displayed.

    I should also note that where I am geographically, October is traditionally a very dry, hot, and sunny month, and doesn't lend to a horror "vibe" as much as other parts of the country. Hell, it's expected to be over 100 degrees here the next few days. We won't get chilly weather till November at the earliest. There's definitely something to be said for doing a horror marathon on a cold rainy night, and I won't see any of those in October.
     
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