Monday, November 1, 2010

.:Hallowe'en:Horror:Project:. Complete List of Films Viewed

In order, here are the films I viewed for my Hallowe'en Horror Project:
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)Italy Dir. Lucio FulciΩ+@
The Birds (1963) United States Dir. Alfred Hitchcock∆*
Dog Soldiers (2002) United Kingdom Dir. Neil Marshall∆*
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958) United States Dir. Ed WoodΩ*
Vampyr (1932) Germany Dir. Carl Theodore DreyerΩ+@
Fright Night (1985) United States Dir. Tom HollandΩ*
Puppet Master (1989) United States Dir. Charles BandΩ+
The Howling (1981) United States Dir. Joe Dante∆*
Chopping Mall (1986) United States Dir. Jim Wynorski¥
Basket Case (1982) United States Dir. Frank Henenlotter¥+@
Slugs (1988) Spain Dir. Juan Piquer SimónΩ+
The Exorcist (1973) United States Dir. William Friedkin∆*
Creepshow (1982) United States Dir. George Romero∆*
Maniac Cop (1988) United States Dir. William Lustig¥+@
Piranha (1978) United States Dir. Joe Dante∆+@
House of Frankenstein (1944) United States Dir. Erle C. Kenton∆+
Slither (2006) United States Dir. James GunnΩ*
Masters of Horror - Dreams in the Witch House (2005) United States Dir. Stuart Gordon∆*
Uzumaki (2000) Japan Dir. Higuchinsky∆*
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) United States Dir. James Whale∆+@
Rawhead Rex (1987) United Kingdom Dir. George Pavlou¥+$
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990) United States Dir. Anthony HickoxΩ+$
Zombie (1979) Italy Dir. Lucio Fulci∆*
Asylum (1972) United Kingdom Dir. Roy Wood BakerΩ+
Trick 'r Treat (2007) United States Dir. Michael Dougherty∆*
Sleepaway Camp (1983)United States Dir. Robert HiltzikΩ+@
Cat People (1942) United States Dir. Jaques TourneurΩ+
Street Trash (1987) United States Dir. J. Michael Muro¥*
Q-Winged Serpent (1982) United States Dir. Larry CohenΩ+$
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) United States Dir. Henry Selick∆
The Wicker Man (1973) United Kingdom Dir. Robin Hardy∆*
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) United States Dir. John Carpenter∆*
Ju-on (2003) Japan Dir. Takashi Shimizu∆*
Evil Dead 2 (1987) United States Dir. Sam Rami∆*
Phantasm (1979) United States Dir. Don Coscorelli∆*
House (1977) Japan Dir. Nobuhiko ObayashiΩ+@
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) West Germany/France Dir. Werner HerzogΩ+@
Demons (1985) Italy Dir. Lamberto Bava∆*
Mad Monster Party (1967) United States Dir. Jules Bass∆*
Night of the Living Dead (1990) United States Dir. Tom Savini∆*
Nightmare City (1980)Italy/Spain Dir. Umberto Lenzi∆*
Monster Squad (1987) United States Dir. Fred Dekker∆*
Halloween III (1982) United States Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace∆*
43 - Total

1930's - 2
1940's - 2
1950's - 1
1960's - 2
1970's - 10
1980's - 17
1990's - 3
2000's - 6

Country of Origin:
Germany - 1
Italy - 3
Japan - 3
Spain - 1
United Kingdom - 4
United States - 29
Italy/Spain - 1
West Germany/France - 1

*Films I had seen prior to starting the project - 27
+Films I had not seen prior to starting the project -

@Films I saw for the first time & thought were amazing

$Films I saw for the first time & would not recommend to anyone

∆ - Own
¥ - Borrowed from friend 5
Ω - Netflix

Sunday, October 31, 2010

.:Hallowe'en:Horror:Project:. Day 31

Watched: Two episodes of Kolchak when I couldn't sleep at 5am. "Mad Monster Party", "Nightmare City", "Halloween III", "Monster Squad" & the "Night of the Living Dead" 1990 remake. We watched a half an hour of "Arsenic & Old Lace" before we had to turn it off because no one but Jen & I were in to it. All in all a fantastic day of film watching & hanging out with great friends. Happy Hallowe'en everyone.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

.:Hallowe'en:Horror:Project:. Day 30

Day 30: Devil's Night. In honor of our dark Lord, I watched "Demons." Simply one of the best films ever made. Hilarious. Killer soundtrack. Good special effects. Extremely quotable. You will have fun watching this movie.

.:Hallowe'en:Horror:Project:. Day 29

Day 29: Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu the Vampyre." So good. I had no idea. The rats creeped me out. Holy crap. Also, I now have a crush on Isabelle Adjani. So beautiful!


Friday, October 29, 2010

.:Hallowe'en:Horror:Project:. Day 28

Day 28: I have seen the glory of the coming of insanity. "House." Not the "classic" 80's haunted house movie starring the greatest american hero, but the Japanese film from 1977 about a bunch of school girls staying at an old house in the country with one of their aunts & the chaos the ensues. Holy shit is this movie nuts. Jen & I both watched with our mouths agape. It reminded us of "Survive Style 5", "Wild Zero", "Happiness of the Katakuris" & that scene in "Pod People" when Trumpy makes everything go nutty in the kids bedroom. This may be the film that I give my highest recommendation to so far for this project. If you dig horror & absurd comedy this is going to make you smile.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

.:Hallowe'en:Horror:Project:. Day 27

Day 27: "Phantasm." One of my favorite films. This film, Dario Argento's "Suspiria" & Fulci's "Beyond" are the films I believe come closest to filming a nightmare. So good. Coscarelli hits this one out of the park. It's almost Hitchcockian how good of a movie he got out of so little. Truly quite an achievement. Angus Scrimm is amazing in this. I love that the lady version of the Tall Man let's Tommy "finish" before killing him. I can't tell if the aliens have some breeding program they are working on or it was an act of final kindness for a condemned man or maybe she just loves hillbilly baby batter. At any rate, what a fantastic film. Despite all of it's flaws it holds up so well & still maintains some scares.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

.:Hallowe'en:Horror:Project:. Day 26

Day 26: "There's someone in my fruit cellar!" Evil Dead 2. This movie makes me feel 14 again. Never has a film blended slapstick comedy & horror so well. I think watching this on VHS is a big help in taking me back to yesteryear. Seriously, rewinding a VHS tape seems so quaint & olde thymey.