Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Horrorfest 2012

Hello there creepy kid who sees dead people. What's that? You saw the ghost of Haley Joel Osment's career? Oh, too soon? Nah, its all in good fun. But you probably should heed the warning sign posted on his wicked cool blanket fort, because from now until November (or whenever the hell I feel like stopping) I am going to be watching horror movies. This my own personal Horrorfest, which I started back in 2008 with a simple slate of movies. I viewed on Halloween Friday the 13th (1980), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), all in one night. By the last bit of credits I was completely terrified out of my skull, and a new tradition was born. This had a previous basis in the fact that, as kids, my buddy and I would view tons of horror movies every Halloween, which lasted from middle school up until high school, actually. Another friend and I have sort of carried on that tradition, but this is something completely different. See I try and watch as many horror movies as I can during the fall year, although yes I am well aware that it isn't fall yet. August is a so called dress rehearsal, a pregame warm up to the final festivities. So for the next couple of months I will be reviewing every single film I view, and also updating my list for the proceedings. For anyone who actually reads this blog, you're in for a treat, or a bad trick. One of the two, anyways. A final note: I don't go in actual order of my planned lists. Its all based on my mood, and whether or not I can afford to go without sleep or not. Not because I'm scared, mind you. Maybe just a little...



    1.    The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Instant Viewing, Satanic
    2.    Santa Sangre (1989), Instant Viewing, Revenge
    3.    Pontypool (2008), Instant Viewing, Zombies-
    4.    The Last Exorcism (2010), Instant Viewing, Satanic
    5.    Red State (2011), Instant Viewing, Rednecks
    6.    The Cat O' Nine Tails (1971), Instant Viewing, Giallo-
    7.    Don't Torture a Duckling (1972), Instant Viewing, Giallo-
    8.    Saw (2003), Family Video, Slasher-
    9.    Rogue (2006), Family Video, Killer Animal
    10.    Wolf Creek (2005), Family Video, Slasher
    11.    C.H.U.D. (1984), Instant Viewing, Creature Feature-83-
    12.    The Burrowers (2008), Family Video, Creature Feature-
    13.    I Sell The Dead (2008), Family Video, the Undead-
    14.    Monsters (2010), Family Video, Creature Feature-
    15.    Session 9 (2001), Family Video (also available on Netflix Instant Viewing), Supernatural
    16.    Saw (2004), Public Library, Slasher-



    1.   The Stuff (1985), Creature Feature-
    2.    Hellraiser (1987), Demonic, Instant Viewing
    3.    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Slasher, Instant Viewing
    4.    Audition (1999), Foreign Horror, Instant Viewing
    5.    Lord of Illusions (1995), Supernatural, Instant Viewing-
    6.    The Relic (1997), Monster Movie-
    7.    Candyman (1992), Slasher, Instant Viewing
    8.    Pet Sematary (1989), Supernatural, Instant Viewing-
    9.  Mimic (1997), Creature Feature, Instant Viewing
    10.   Return To Horror High (1987), Slasher, Instant Viewing-
    11.   The Hunger (1983), Vampires, YouTube-


    1.    Ganja and Hess (1973), Vampire, DVD rental-
    2.    The Driller Killer (1979), Slasher, DVD-
    3.    The Nesting (1981), Supernatural, DVD rental/Instant Viewing-
    4.    Homicidal (1961), Slasher, DVD rental-
    5.    Strait-Jacket (1964), Slasher, DVD rental-
    6.    Dead & Breakfast (2004), Zombies, Family Video-
    7.    The Mist (2007), Monsters, Family Video-

    8.    A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Slasher, SyFy Channel
    9.    Leprechaun (1992), Creature Feature/Slasher, Family Video-
    10.   The Plague of the Zombies (1966), Zombies, TCM
    11.    Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (1971), Mummies, Instant Viewing
    12.    Fiend Without a Face (1958), Creature Feature, IFC-
    13.    The Uninvited (1944), Ghosts, TCM-
    14.    Dead of Night (1945), Supernatural, TCM-
    15.    The Innocents (1961), Ghosts, TCM
    16.    Bug (2006), Creature Feature, Family Video-
    17.    The Hills Run Red (2009), Slasher, Family Video-
    18.    Kwaidan (1965), Ghosts, Criterion/DVD rental-
    19.    Torso (1973), Slasher, DVD rental-
    20.    Village of the Dammed (1960), Aliens, TCM
    21.    Games (1967), Slasher, TCM
    22.    Family (2006), Slasher, Family Video-
    23.    Freaks (1932), Supernatural, TCM
    24.    Bedlam (1946), Supernatural, TCM
    25.    London After Midnight (1927), Supernatural, TCM-
    26.    Dark Water (2002), Ghosts, Family Video
    27.    Island of Lost Souls (1933), Monsters, TCM
    28.    Circus of Horrors (1960), Slasher, Instant Viewing
    29.    Hour of the Wolf (1968), Ghosts, Instant Viewing
    30.    Scarecrows (1988), Monsters, Instant Viewing       
    31.    The Gate (1987), Demonic, Instant Viewing
    32.    Carrie (1976), Supernatural, DVD rental-
    33.    The House of the Devil (2009), Demonic, Instant Viewing
    34.    The Innkeepers (2012), Ghosts, Instant Viewing    

Thus concludes Horrorfest 2012. A big thank you goes out to those who read the write ups, and it was fun. My final totals ended up being 33 viewings over 3 months, with an average of 11 horror movies per month. Whether or not I will continue doing this remains to be seen next year, but I will keep watching horror movies no matter what. Cheers.

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