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Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:32:02 PM »


I know I am putting this post up a few days early... but I wanted to get the main post taken care of a little early as I am playing with the first post a little trying out new ideas. Suggestions Welcome.

With Halloween being my all-time favorite holiday... I like to celebrate it all month long. So every year at this time I have a month long horror / Halloween marathon. Every year I try to beat my record of most horror movies,  horror or Halloween episode TV Series and now Other (Shorts/Documentaries). The best I ever done was 2 years ago when I watched 100 Horror Movies, 45 TV Show Episodes & 2 Other. The only thing I was able to do last year due to circumstances beyond my control was to watch 4 Other. Will I be able to beat my best record... I really don't know. To be honest I will be surprised if I do. But that is ok... as I plan to give it my all whether it is a win, loose or a draw! And no matter what happens I am going to have a great time!

In this thread you will find all my reviews for this year's marathon. And in this opening post you will find how well I am doing on my goal. CLICK HERE and you will find a quick link guide to all my reviews for this marathon.


My Goal:
Movies: 101
TV Eps: 46
Other: 5


10/01
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/02
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 2
Other: 0  
10/03
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 4  
Other: 0  
10/04
Movies: 2  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/05
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 5  
Other: 0  
10/06
Movies: 2  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/07
Movies: 5  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 1  
10/08
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 2  
Other: 1  
10/09
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 1  
Other: 0  
10/10
Movies: 7  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/11
Movies: 5  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/12
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 3  
Other: 0  
10/13
Movies: 5  
TV Eps: 2  
Other: 1  
10/14
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 1  
Other: 0  
10/15
Movies: 2  
TV Eps: 3  
Other: 5  
10/16
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 6  
Other: 0  
10/17
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 3  
Other: 0  
10/18
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 3  
Other: 0  
10/19
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 8  
Other: 0  
10/20
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 4  
Other: 0  
10/21
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/22
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/23
Movies: 6  
TV Eps: 1
Other: 0  
10/24
Movies: 2  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/25
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 1  
Other: 0  
10/26
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/27
Movies: 3  
TV Eps: 1  
Other: 0  
10/28
Movies: 4  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  
10/29
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 3  
Other: 0  
10/30
Movies: 2  
TV Eps: 2  
Other: 0  
10/31
Movies: 0  
TV Eps: 0  
Other: 0  


Total Watched:

Movies:
103  
0 to Go! -- I Did It! (10/28)
TV Eps:
55  
0 to Go! -- I Did It! (10/20)
Other:
8  
0 to Go! -- I Did It! (10/15)


It is too late, my blood is in your veins.

So is Mine!
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 03:05:50 PM »
When I first saw this thread I thought you have given in to temptation! Feeling a bit antsy are we?  :tease:

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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 03:16:06 PM »
October 1st Theme
Unwatched DVDs
After over 100 days going without horror I really want freedom to watch any type of horror that I like on the first day! So I decided to make the first day be Unwatched DVDs. Below I will list the horror movie I have on DVD that I haven't watched yet. I may have seen the movie before... but not since getting it on DVD. NOTE: There is many movies I never heard of here. So they may or may not truly be horror. Especially many of those many contained in the 50 and the 100 horror movie boxsets that I have. If there is any you know for sure can not be considered horror let me know and I will delete them from the list.

Unwatched Horror DVDs:
   1.  The 4th Floor
   2. Abomination: The Evil Maker 2
   3. The Amazing Transparent Man
   4. The Ape Man
   5. Apocalypse Rising
   6. The Atomic Man
   7. Attack of the Monsters
   8. Audition
   9. Audrey Rose
  10. B.T.K.
  11. Back from Hell
  12. Beast from the Haunted Cave
  13. Beyond Evil
  14. Black Ribbon
  15. Bled
  16. Blood & Chocolate
  17. Blood Angels
  18. Blood Bound
  19. Blood Mania
  20. Blood of Dracula's Castle
  21. Blood Stained Bride
  22. Blood Tide
  23. Bone Eater
  24. Bowery at Midnight
  25. The Brain Machine
  26. The Brain that Wouldn't Die
  27. Brain Twisters
  28. Brainiac
  29. Bride of the Gorilla
  30. Bring Me the Vampire
  31. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  32. Caved In
  33. Children of the Damned
  34. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
  35. Chloe, Love is Calling You
  36. Circus of Fear
  37. Condemned to Live
  38. Count Dracula and his Vampire Bride
  39. Creature Unknown
  40. Creeper
  41. Creepers
  42. Cremains
  43. Critters
  44. Cry Wolf
  45. Crypt of the Living Dead
  46. Curse of the Headless Horseman
  47. Curse of the Komodo
  48. Curse of the Pirate Death
  49. Curse of the Wolf
  50. Dark Floors
  51. Dark Heritage
  52. Dark Light
  53. Dark Places
  54. Dark Reel
  55. Dark Ride
  56. Dark Water
  57. Darkness
  58. The Darkness
  59. Dead & Breakfast
  60. Death By Dialogue
  61. Deathbed
  62. Death Machine
  63. Decoys
  64. Demon Knights
  65. The Devil's Daughter
  66. The Devil's Hand
  67. Devil Monster
  68. Devil's Partner
  69. The Devil's Curse
  70. Die, Sister, Die
  71. Dinocroc
  72. Dominique is Dead
  73. Don't Open till Christmas
  74. Dr. Phibes Rises Again!
  75. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1969)
  76. Drawing Blood
  77. Eegah
  78. Embryo
  79. Eternal
  80. Eternal Evil
  81. Evil Brain from Outer Space
  82. Feral
  83. The Final Destination
  84. Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane
  85. From Within
  86. The Ghost
  87. The Ghost Walks
  88. The Great American Snuff Film
  89. The Head
  90. Home Made
  91. Horror of the Zombies
  92. Horrors of Spider Island
  93. House on the Edge of the Park
  94. How Awful About Allan
  95. Immortal
  96. The Innocent
  97. Into Thy Hands
  98. The Island Monster
  99. Island of Death
 100. The Island of Dr. Moreau
 101. Killer Story
 102. Knight Chills
 103. Legacy of Blood
 104. Legend of Big Foot
 105. The Madmen of Mandoras
 106. Mama Dracula
 107. The Man with Two Lives
 108. The Manster
 109. Midnight Phantom
 110. Midnight Shadow
 111. The Midnight Warning
 112. Mosquitoman
 113. Murder in the Red Barn
 114. The Murder Mansion
 115. Nabonga
 116. Never Too Late
 117. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
 118. Night Fright
 119. Night of the Blood Beast
 120. Night Tide
 121. Nightmare in Wax
 122. Nutcracker: An American Nightmare
 123. One Frightened Night
124. A Passenger to Bali
 125. The Passing
 126. The Phantom
 127. The Phantom Creeps
 128. The Phantom Express
 129. The Phantom of Soho
 130. The Planet
 131. Poney Trouble
 132. Pterodactyl
 133. Rattlers
 134. Ravenous
 135. Red Water
 136. Rest Stop: Dead Ahead
 137. Rest Stop: Don't Look Back
 138. Rise: Blood Hunter
 139. Rock & Roll Frankenstein
 140. The Rogues Tavern
 141. Sabbath
 142. The Sadist
 143. Satan's Slave
 144. Savage Weekend
 145. Saw VI
 146. Scarecrow Gone Wild
 147. Scourge
 148. Shark Zone
 149. She Gods of Shark Reef
 150. The She-Beast
 151. Shock
 152. Sickness House
 153. Silent Bloodnight
 154. Sinners
 155. Sisters of Death
 156. Slaughter
 157. The Slasher
 158. Slave of the Cannibal God
 159. Slayer
 160. Sleep Disorder
 161. Sound of Horror
 162. Spare Parts
 163. Stanley
 164. Super Hell
 165. Super Hell 2
 166. Terrified
 167. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
 168. Timber Falls
 169. Trauma
 170. Trick 'r Treat
 171. Trip with the Teacher
 172. The Undertaker and his Pals
 173. Vampire's Night Orgy
 174. Village of the Damned (1960)
 175. Voodoo Black Exorcist
 176. Vulture Eyes
 177. A Walking Nightmare
 178. Walled In
 179. The Wasp Woman
 180. Web of the Spider
 181. Webs
 182. The White Gorilla
 183. White Pongo
 184. The Wicker Man (2006)
 185. The Wolf Man (2010)

There is definitely a select few I am really looking forward to watching on the 1st... but any of the above should be fair game. Once again if there is any above that you know not to be horror please let me know.
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 03:16:49 PM »
When I first saw this thread I thought you have given in to temptation! Feeling a bit antsy are we?  :tease:


Less then a week away... so preparing.

And antsy is not the word for it!  :laugh:
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 07:36:50 AM »
Title: Trick 'r Treat
Year: 2008
Director: Michael Dougherty
Rating: R
Length: 82 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Dylan Baker
Rochelle Aytes
Quinn Lord
Lauren Lee Smith
Moneca Delain
Tahmoh Penikett

Plot:
A creepy, darkly comic celebration of the scariest night of the year from producer BRYAN SINGER (director of X-Men and Superman Returns) and writer-director MICHAEL DOUGHERTY (co-scripter of X2 and Superman Returns ). Trick 'R Treat takes the Creepshow/Tales from the Crypt approach to nefarious new depths with four interwoven tales set on Halloween night: a high school principal (DYLAN BAKER) moonlights as a vicious serial killer; the quest of a young virgin (ANNA PAQUIN) for that special someone takes a gruesome turn; a group of teens carries out a cruel prank with disastrous consequences; and a cantankerous old man (BRIAN COX) battles a mischievous trick-or-treating demon.

Extras:
Scene Access
Bonus Trailers
Animated Short: Season's Greetings with Optional Commentary

My Thoughts:
This is one of the ones I was really looking forward to seeing... as I always loved anthology horrors. While it is technically an anthology horror... it isn't the way I know anthologies at least. Instead of having 3 or 4 separate short stories along with a wraparound storyline... this one is done more like a regular movie with all the stories intertwined with each other. While not bad... I prefer the traditional format of an anthology. Now with that said... I did enjoy all the stories in it... even though I did have some of the stories figured out ahead of time. I liked the one with the girls finding dates. That storyline has Anna Paquin in it... who I find adorable. I have enjoyed her since I first saw her as Sookie in True Blood. I normally don't go for blondes... but in the case of Anna Paquin I think she looks better as a blonde. Over all I enjoyed it quite a bit. Think it was a good start to my marathon.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 1
TV Ep. Count: 0
Other Count: 0
Time Started: 12am
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 11:17:00 AM »
Title: The Wolfman: Unrated Director's Cut
Year: 2010
Director: Joe Johnston
Rating: Unrated
Length: 119 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Simon Merrells
Cemma Whelan
Emily Blunt
Benicio Del Toro
Mario Marin-Borquez
Asa Butterfield

Plot:
Academy Award® winners Anthony Hopkins* (The Silence of the Lambs) and Benicio Del Toro** (Traffic) tear up the screen in this action-packed thriller. Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father (Hopkins), his brother's grieving fiancée (Emily Blunt, The Devil Wears Prada) and a suspicious Scotland Yard Inspector (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix Trilogy). When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death.

Inspired by the classic Universal film that launched a legacy of horror, The Wolfman brings the myth of a cursed man back to its iconic origins.

*1991 Best Actor, The Silence of the Lambs
**2000 Best Supporting Actor, Traffic

Extras:
Scene Access
Bonus Trailers
Deleted Scenes

My Thoughts:
The 1941 Wolf Man has always been one of my classic horror movies. So when I first found out they were remaking it I felt a mixture of excitement and apprehension. I always though the trick to a good remake was to change enough to give us a new take on the story... but at the same time make it similar enough to do the original version justice. Which can be very hard to get the right balance. In the case of The Wolf Man I think they did a pretty good job at achieving this balance. Even though there was some things changed in the story that I didn't care for... but there were some things that I also did care for as well. One thing I am thrilled about is they kept the classic look of the Wolf Man. Over-all I enjoyed it quite a bit and glad I finally have it in my collection.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 2
TV Ep. Count: 0
Other Count: 0
Time Started: 3am
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 11:40:14 AM »
I told you so, didn't I?

You could have had this fun much much earlier  :P
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 12:17:00 PM »
 :laugh: Yeah... and if I did... I would have never heard the end of it!  :P
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 05:21:04 PM »
The end?
...
Just you wait for next year :tease: :hysterical:
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 07:28:14 PM »
I love that Pete's marathon started at exactly midnight!  :laugh:

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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 07:37:41 PM »
Now Kathy... did you really expect any different?  :P
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 07:42:04 PM »
Title: Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane: Unrated
Year: 2007
Director: Scott Thomas
Rating: Unrated
Length: 94 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: DTS ES: 6.1 (Discrete), English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
David Chisum
Kristen Kerr
Kevin J. O'Connor
Richard Tyson
Erick Avari
Derek Webster

Plot:
Unholy terror is unleashed in the skies when a deadly, genetically engineered virus is released onboard a transatlantic flight to Paris in this heart-stopping thrill-ride of terror!

When a scientist on the run from the CIA manages to smuggle a contaminated body onto a commercial overseas flight, the plane becomes an incubator for a quickly growing army of the undead. With a zombie invasion spreading through the cabin, only a handful of passengers remains to fight off their fellow travelers and land the plane before it's too late.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Bonus Trailers
Outtakes/Bloopers
DVD-ROM Content
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Even when I decided to get this one... I knew it would be one that I couldn't expect much from. So I went into this with very low expectations. And I think it was a pretty good idea I went into it with such low expectations. This is not what I would call a good movie. I was able to enjoy some scenes... but over-all I found it to be a bit lackluster.  It really took quite a bit of time to get going. And most of the characters I just couldn't get myself to care about. Also... while I can't put my finger on it... the zombies felt a little off to me. But once this movie got going it had some decent zombie action/gore. But over all it is just an average zombie flick. I can see myself watching it again... but not as often as some in my collection.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 3
TV Ep. Count: 0
Other Count: 0
Time Started: 12pm
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 12:06:24 AM »
Title: Darkness: Unrated Version
Year: 2002
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Rating: Unrated
Length: 102 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Anna Paquin
Lena Olin
Iain Glen
Giancarlo Giannini
Fele Martínez
Stephan Enquist

Plot:
This extended unrated version of the hit thriller Darkness teams award winner Anna Paquin (X-Men ) with Lena Olin (Hollywood Homicide, Chocolat) and Iain Glen (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) as a family whose life forever changes when they move into a new home with an ancient secret! Not long after Regina (Paquin) begins living in her family's remote country estate, she learns that there's something horribly disturbing about the old place. Even as her parents dismiss her concerns, strange things begin to happen whenever the lights go out. Soon Regina realizes that a series of escalating supernatural events will unleash the full evil that resides in their house...and once it's released you'll experience it like never before in this scarier, more shocking unrated version!

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
While looking through my unwatched DVDs... I spotted this movie. Another one I never seen with the adorable Anna Paquin (Sookie on True Blood). This one also has another familiar face with Lena Olin who was in a good handful of episodes of Alias. This one tries hard to make a good atmospheric movie... unfortunately it fell short for me. While not a terrible movie as it does have it's moments... I found myself watching the clock almost as much as I was watching the movie.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5



Count:
Movie Count: 4
TV Ep. Count: 0
Other Count: 0
Time Started: 4pm
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2010, 12:26:37 AM »
Well... that is the last one for me today. I am rather disappointed in myself. I was hoping that I would get several more watched the first day. But unfortunately real life got in the way of all my fun today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
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Re: Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2010, 12:54:07 AM »
You still watched several.