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Post by 1SO » December 1st, 2016, 8:29 am

142. Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971)
Much as I grumble about Mario Bava, he’s an artist compared to Lucio Fulci, who by now I only stumble on by accident. I’ve seen 6 films by Fulci and only one isn’t terrible. He has three more films in this Marathon.

143. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
One of the better omnibus British Horrors, which usually treat the genre like comedy, setup followed by punchline. This one has only 4 stories and takes more than 90 minutes so the characters and situations get to develop. That said the twists are still pretty silly.

144. Vierges et vampires aka. Requiem for a Vampire (1971)
My 2nd Jean Rollin film combining sex and vampires (but not sexy vampires). This one is more up front about the sex, with a 7-minute sequence in the middle. It’s also quite a bit goofier, with some New Wave plotting. I hope Rollin goes further in this direction. I almost didn’t notice the more serious “Requiem” aspect with Vampires dying out because of their strict rules for survival.

145. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
I’ll admit, this may be victim of watching too much Italian giallo in too short a time span, but I’ve started becoming more forgiving of the sub-genre’s shortcomings and I still found this very routine within those lower standards. This one has recently started to pop up as a buried treasure, largely due to its precise, Hitchcockian edits, but the mystery doesn’t deepen with each murder, it just repeats the cycle over and over until the predictably surprise finale.

146. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)
Hammer take on J&H with a gender twist, also throws in body snatchers Burke & Hare and Jack the Ripper. Smart ideas for a good horror film, but it hardly develops the tremendous potential. Is Hyde’s attraction to men an indication that Jekyll might be homosexual? Is her all female murder spree connected to Jekyll’s suppression of sexual urges? The film never even considers what it’s presenting, which is a real shame.

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Post by Hunziker » December 2nd, 2016, 3:28 am

83. Army of Darkness (1992)

84. La cabina (1972)
187/1000Show
1. Death Proof (2007)
2. Planet Terror (2007)
3. Cape Fear (1991)
4. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
5. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
7. Gremlins (1984)
8. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
9. Repulsion (1965)
10. 30 Days of Night (2007)
11. Lost Highway (1997)
12. Eraserhead (1977)
13. Wait until Dark (1967)
14. The Invisible Man (1933)
15. La piel que habito (2011)
16. Tenebre (1982)
17. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
18. The Ninth Gate (1999)
19. Don't Look Now (1973)
20. The Wolf Man (1941)
21. Horror Express (1972)
22. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
23. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
24. Ôdishon (1999)
25. Silent Hill (2006)
26. Beetlejuice (1988)
27. Rubber (2010)
28. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970)
29. Dead Ringers (1988)
30. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)
31. Species (1995)
32. La chute de la maison Usher (1928)
33. Signs (2002)
34. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
35. Halloween (1978)
36. Fatal Attraction (1987)
37. Blue Velvet (1986)
38. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
39. Event Horizon (1997)
40. Gwoemul (2006)
41. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
42. They Live (1988)
43. Daybreakers (2009)
44. Dracula (1931)
45. Invaders from Mars (1953)
46. Trolljegeren (2010)
47. The Fly (1958)
48. Tremors (1990)
49. The Brood (1979)
50. The Faculty (1998)
51. The Dead Zone (1983)
52. Deliverance (1972)
53. Poltergeist (1982)
54. Final Destination 2 (2003)
55. Final Destination 5 (2011)
56. The Omen (1976)
57. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
58. Night of the Comet (1984)
59. Predator (1987)
60. Devil's Advocate (1997)
61. Funny Games (1997)
62. El espinazo del diablo (2001)
63. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
64. El orfanato (2007)
65. The Thing from Another World (1951)
66. Tesis (1996)
67. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
68. The Conjuring (2013)
69. Suspiria (1977)
70. Triangle (2009)
71. Rabid (1977)
72. Dracula (1992)
73. It Follows (2014)
74. Shivers (1975)
75. Frenzy (1972)
76. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
77. John Dies at the End (2012)
78. The Haunted House (1921)
79. The Ring (2002)
80. The Awakening (2011)
81. Let Me In (2010)
82. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
83. Army of Darkness (1992)
84. La cabina (1972)
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Post by ChrisReynolds » December 6th, 2016, 8:02 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT
The story doesn't have much going on, and the film is badly shot, with static compositions. Only the occasional shock killing lends the film some interest.
3/10

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174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4

which completes...
Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
The acting and characterisation is the biggest strength here: it's often enough to just watch the characters going on with their own storylines and interacting with each other. However, as the episodes went on it becomes increasingly obvious how the various plot-lines never got properly resolved. My rating would have been higher at the end of the first series, but particularly in the second series the episodes felt like they were dragging. There's lots of interesting and weird things in here, but I felt they never amounted to enough.
5/10

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175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT
Another entry in the killer Santa subgenre, this was generally low quality and didn't have a proper ending but has a likeable tone and a lot of energy that stop it from being too bad. It has the scenes of Santa killing people in goofy Christmas-themed ways and making wisecracks that I wanted to see: the four-minute cold open where Santa does just that is the highlight of the whole film. The weakness comes from the plotline stringing these scenes together: the characters are dull and the nature of the plot feels more appropriate for a children's movie, which doesn't fit the scenes of blood, swearing and nudity.
4/10

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176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT
The last giallo I had to see on TSZDT! This has an offbeat structure where the film opens with the film opening with the protagonist's cataleptic body discovered and then narrating his search for his missing girlfriend in flashback. It eventually rises to a brilliant climax, but for much of the film, events are sparse and the hero's investigation takes too long. There's an interesting subtext about the repressiveness of Communism in the Czechoslovakia of the time.
5/10

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177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT
I started watching expecting a blaxploitation vampire film, similar to Blacula, but it turned out to be a new-wave inspired experimental film. There's a lot of jump cuts, an unclear story and a strange fragmentary structure. It's not a style I liked or found pleasant to try and engage with, but it was often striking in its vision.
4/10

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178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT
More care has gone into this compared to other US remakes of Asian horror, so it looks reasonably good and moves at a good pace. However, where the original Tale of Two Sisters told its story in an unconventional way that was sometimes confusing but would reward repeated viewings, this is a conservative and conventional telling that ends up making it seem to conventional.
4/10

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Post by Hunziker » December 11th, 2016, 6:45 pm

85. Wake in Fright (1971)

86. From Hell (2001)
188/1000Show
1. Death Proof (2007)
2. Planet Terror (2007)
3. Cape Fear (1991)
4. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
5. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
7. Gremlins (1984)
8. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
9. Repulsion (1965)
10. 30 Days of Night (2007)
11. Lost Highway (1997)
12. Eraserhead (1977)
13. Wait until Dark (1967)
14. The Invisible Man (1933)
15. La piel que habito (2011)
16. Tenebre (1982)
17. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
18. The Ninth Gate (1999)
19. Don't Look Now (1973)
20. The Wolf Man (1941)
21. Horror Express (1972)
22. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
23. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
24. Ôdishon (1999)
25. Silent Hill (2006)
26. Beetlejuice (1988)
27. Rubber (2010)
28. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970)
29. Dead Ringers (1988)
30. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)
31. Species (1995)
32. La chute de la maison Usher (1928)
33. Signs (2002)
34. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
35. Halloween (1978)
36. Fatal Attraction (1987)
37. Blue Velvet (1986)
38. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
39. Event Horizon (1997)
40. Gwoemul (2006)
41. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
42. They Live (1988)
43. Daybreakers (2009)
44. Dracula (1931)
45. Invaders from Mars (1953)
46. Trolljegeren (2010)
47. The Fly (1958)
48. Tremors (1990)
49. The Brood (1979)
50. The Faculty (1998)
51. The Dead Zone (1983)
52. Deliverance (1972)
53. Poltergeist (1982)
54. Final Destination 2 (2003)
55. Final Destination 5 (2011)
56. The Omen (1976)
57. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
58. Night of the Comet (1984)
59. Predator (1987)
60. Devil's Advocate (1997)
61. Funny Games (1997)
62. El espinazo del diablo (2001)
63. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
64. El orfanato (2007)
65. The Thing from Another World (1951)
66. Tesis (1996)
67. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
68. The Conjuring (2013)
69. Suspiria (1977)
70. Triangle (2009)
71. Rabid (1977)
72. Dracula (1992)
73. It Follows (2014)
74. Shivers (1975)
75. Frenzy (1972)
76. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
77. John Dies at the End (2012)
78. The Haunted House (1921)
79. The Ring (2002)
80. The Awakening (2011)
81. Let Me In (2010)
82. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
83. Army of Darkness (1992)
84. La cabina (1972)
85. Wake in Fright (1971)
86. From Hell (2001)
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Post by mathiasa » December 11th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Oh, great challenge.

1) Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (In away, this was enjoyable.)

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Post by Nuclearplanet » December 14th, 2016, 2:37 am

14. The Dead Zone (1983)
15. Fire In The Sky (1993)
16. April Fool's Day (1986)
17. TerrorVision (1986)

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Post by ChrisReynolds » December 14th, 2016, 10:59 am

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
xxx. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT
Looks good (with the glaring exception of the tacky vampire costumes) but it's shallow. The film doesn't have much point other than to put Rollin's vampire sex fantasies on screen. There's some plot about the vampires needing virgin blood, but most of the film is dialogue-free nudity, vampires and French countryside.
4/10

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180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT
Less of a horror than a horror-inflected crime mystery in the same vein as Zodiac and Memories of Murder except not as good. The realistic portrayal of events and occasional narration give it the feel of a docudrama. Then it makes the unfortunate mistake of adding some comic relief in the form of slapstick humour that feels like it belongs in Smokey and the Bandit - it's not much but it brings the police investigation side of the film down a bit. The murders themselves are the highlights including a beautifully tese stalking sequence.
5/10

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181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT
The best episode of Three Extremes expanded to a feature film. Deeply disturbing and creepy without showing much, there's some impressive acting and nice camerawork. The story unfolds in a decent manner, but the expansion to feature length has diluted the impact a bit; though the main plot is as effective as it was in the short, a couple of extra story threads that have been added for the feature aren't resolved as satisfactorily as I would have liked.
6/10

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182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT
Like an average X-Files episode but stretched out to twice the length and minus Mulder and Scully. Lieberman is an uninspired director who spends too much time on uninteresting dialogue between the characters. Where it stands out is a fantastic 12-minute sequence aboard the alien spaceship, where the photography by Bill Pope, one of the greatest action cinematographers, comes into its own. I'm just not sure I'd recommend sitting through the rest of the film for those 12 minutes. Robert Patrick gives a solid performance, no-one else stands out.
4/10

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183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT
Another loose adaptation of Carmilla, in fact it seems more like an attempt by the director to put his own spin on Vadim's Et Mourir de Plaisir version than the Le Fanu original short story. Despite some interesting attempts to build some intriguing psychology and some bizarre sexual politics, this has a lot of dull stretches and the promised bloody scenes are good but brief.
4/10

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Post by 1SO » December 23rd, 2016, 8:15 am

147. Short Night of Glass Dolls (La corta notte delle bambole di vetro) (1971)
Another routine giallo. It has the interesting framing device of being narrated by someone everyone thinks is dead, so there’s the mystery of how he ended up in such a state, the question of will he be discovered in time and the expected murder mystery. The climactic scene is bonkers, but getting there is bland.

148. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
A parade of mediocre giallo is one way to get me to appreciate Dario Argento. You can spot the difference in cinematic skill immediately, even if the script is just as bland, with some terrible comedy. Positives include an interesting mask worn by the killer, a terrific shot following a body falling backwards down stairs with its head banging against every step, and a clever explanation for the title.

149. Raw Meat (1972)
Donald Pleasence plays a Scotland Yard Inspector investigating a series of disappearances in the London Underground connected to a collapsed train tunnel and an aborted rescue of the survivors. Despite a cameo by Christopher Lee, this is grittier and grislier than Hammer Horror. Also less fun, though I begrudgingly respect bringing a darker tone to U.K. Horror.

150. Baron Blood (1972)
Mario Bava may now be 0/12, but he’s got style and there are a few very interesting moments in terms of framing and lighting. The story though is slight and silly. Joseph Cotton is a terrible casting choice for the sadistic Baron.

151. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
Gets right to the heart thematically with a woman whose sexual encounters often involve visions of her and/or others being stabbed. There’s a bit of Rosemary’s Baby with a secret satanic cult and a lot of style, but it isn’t very good style, mostly a distraction so you don’t notice there’s little suspense in the suspense sequences.

152. Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)
With terrible production values, hammy acting and a script heavy with dumb jokes, this has all the symptoms of a terrible film. However, its bad qualities are so consistent it stops being annoying. Not a good movie but an easily watchable one that opens with one of the biggest scares of the Challenge so far.

153. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Horror sequel has many of the same pleasures and problems as the original. Bigger and crazier than the first film, but no better because now nobody is taking it seriously. I can’t imagine watching this one without the first film to prep you for its weirdness, which is taken more for granted here.

154. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
Highly-rated giallo has an artistic side but the plot is such a mess, typical of giallo. The mysterious killer can only be one person, no other character would make sense, so of course it turns out to be someone else. The middle of the film is a procession of murders with no suspense because we don’t care about the characters. (A beautiful woman will be introduced and then die in the very next scene.) The back section becomes a remix of popular Edgar Allan Poe stories, the kind of shambling storytelling too typical of giallo.

155. Blacula (1972)
Blaxploitation films are overwhelmingly terrible with only about a half-dozen exceptions. Lacking studio resources, the end product is so shabby that anything artistic or technical that’s good is a miracle. There are some interesting ideas here regarding vampirism and racial tension, but there’s nothing in the film as clever as the title. Some of the songs are great.

156. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Hammer usually doesn’t make such a schlocky film. Aside from the unintentionally comedic presentation of hippie culture, there are groan-inducing puns in the dialogue and a blaring soul score undercutting the class of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. This also has an early example of one of Horror’s worst tropes, the obnoxious friend you wish would get killed early.

157. The Horror of Death (The Asphyx) (1972)
Reminded me of Flatliners, where they take an interesting but totally preposterous idea and almost get it to work.

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Post by Hunziker » December 23rd, 2016, 1:08 pm

87. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Surprisingly effective.

88. Onibaba (1964) - Shindo has slowly become one of my favourite directors. Genius.
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1. Death Proof (2007)
2. Planet Terror (2007)
3. Cape Fear (1991)
4. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
5. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
7. Gremlins (1984)
8. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
9. Repulsion (1965)
10. 30 Days of Night (2007)
11. Lost Highway (1997)
12. Eraserhead (1977)
13. Wait until Dark (1967)
14. The Invisible Man (1933)
15. La piel que habito (2011)
16. Tenebre (1982)
17. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
18. The Ninth Gate (1999)
19. Don't Look Now (1973)
20. The Wolf Man (1941)
21. Horror Express (1972)
22. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
23. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
24. Ôdishon (1999)
25. Silent Hill (2006)
26. Beetlejuice (1988)
27. Rubber (2010)
28. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970)
29. Dead Ringers (1988)
30. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)
31. Species (1995)
32. La chute de la maison Usher (1928)
33. Signs (2002)
34. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
35. Halloween (1978)
36. Fatal Attraction (1987)
37. Blue Velvet (1986)
38. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
39. Event Horizon (1997)
40. Gwoemul (2006)
41. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
42. They Live (1988)
43. Daybreakers (2009)
44. Dracula (1931)
45. Invaders from Mars (1953)
46. Trolljegeren (2010)
47. The Fly (1958)
48. Tremors (1990)
49. The Brood (1979)
50. The Faculty (1998)
51. The Dead Zone (1983)
52. Deliverance (1972)
53. Poltergeist (1982)
54. Final Destination 2 (2003)
55. Final Destination 5 (2011)
56. The Omen (1976)
57. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
58. Night of the Comet (1984)
59. Predator (1987)
60. Devil's Advocate (1997)
61. Funny Games (1997)
62. El espinazo del diablo (2001)
63. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
64. El orfanato (2007)
65. The Thing from Another World (1951)
66. Tesis (1996)
67. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
68. The Conjuring (2013)
69. Suspiria (1977)
70. Triangle (2009)
71. Rabid (1977)
72. Dracula (1992)
73. It Follows (2014)
74. Shivers (1975)
75. Frenzy (1972)
76. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
77. John Dies at the End (2012)
78. The Haunted House (1921)
79. The Ring (2002)
80. The Awakening (2011)
81. Let Me In (2010)
82. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
83. Army of Darkness (1992)
84. La cabina (1972)
85. Wake in Fright (1971)
86. From Hell (2001)
87. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
88. Onibaba (1964)
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Post by ChrisReynolds » December 24th, 2016, 4:40 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
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105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
xxx. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT
The scenes where the slasher attack are the high points, being creepy and slightly off-kilter, particularly one attack on a frozen lake. The film underwent reshoots and was pieced together over a period of years, and it shows, with a rambling plot that doesn't quite make sense.
4/10

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185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT
Possibly Miike's most surreal film, a low-level Yakuza faces a series of bizarre characters as he searches for a friend who may or may not be dead. An IMDb reviewer hits upon the meaning when he compares it to a telling of the myth of Orpheus' journey to the underworld to rescue Eurydice, although it would be more pertinent to highlight Izanagi's similar journey to rescue Izanami, which is the Japanese equivalent of the katabatic myth (Gozu Tennō is the ox-headed god of the underworld in Shinto myth). Even viewed in this light it's strange, with its weird fetishes, subtext of sexual hangups and nonsensical plot developments. Despite the interesting readings that could be made of this film, it's not as enjoyable as it could be, with the narrative getting out of control in the middle: too many bizarre events happen without enough of a point and it becomes tiresome before the narrative pulls together for the final act before delivering a shocking and satisfying climax that makes it worth watching despite its problems.
5/10

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186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT
It doesn't look as good as other Rollin films I've seen, and the slow pace and Rollin's obvious lack of enthusiasm for making a gory slasher hurt it. There are good things here: the theme of refusing to accept the death of a lover, lesbian themes, and some of the deaths are fun. The two main problems are that Rollin's distaste for the gore means he doesn't focus enough on the horror or the suspense leading up to it, and aspects of the film have a "that'll do" air about them.
4/10

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187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT
This early effort from Jess Franco is a stylish-looking gothic tale. The plot concept is ripped off from Les yeux sans visage with lots of gothic tropes sprinkled in (turn-of-the-century setting, spooky castle, deformed henchman, etc). The way it's put together is competent and compelling enough not to be bad, but doesn't do anything interesting or original with the material.
5/10

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188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT
This is explicitly a fairy-tale, which always often elements of horror but I wouldn't really class as horror themselves. This film takes the Czech fairytale of Otesánek (a wooden tree-stump that a couple raise as a baby before it comes to life and devours everything in sight) and updates it, using it to comment on people's obsession with babies and the use of fairytales to obscure the sexual conception of babies from children. The film is consistently amusing and interesting throughout its running time and there's some great trademark Svankmajer animation of the wooden baby. Little Otik is a marvellously weird and disturbing creation, but I didn't think there was enough of him: he's only used in limited amounts while the film concentrates on the human characters. The ending is appropriate but feels abrupt.
7/10

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Post by 1SO » December 31st, 2016, 9:55 am

158. The Last House on Dead End Street (1973)
I understand people finding unusual films and declaring them art, but there has to be a line in the sand. A handful of artistic shots and meta touches doesn’t change the fact that this is absolute garbage. Large parts of it don’t make sense, leaving you with a laundry line of immoral imagery and a cast of repellent people. I read a review that calls it a masterpiece of “no-budget, underground, amateur gore films.” Let’s not be encouraging this.

159. Messiah of Evil (1973)
This is an unusual horror film I can get behind, though at first I thought it was pretty terrible. The weirdness is too on-the-nose, the first murder after the credits is needlessly bloody and the script wasn’t making any sense. There’s vampirism, zombie-like behavior, a possible cult and a dark figure that might be Satan. None of these are called by their name, they’re just thrown into the mix. Because characters never get a grasp of what’s going on, there’s an atmosphere of the unknown. It’s like trying to get across a floor that won’t stop shifting, and that’s good for horror. Also, some individual scenes are remarkable, including one inside a movie theater that shamelessly rips off the Birds, but is just as effective because the context is different.

160. The Death Wheelers (1973)
aka. Psychomania
Biker gang learns that the secret to immortality is you just have to believe. This was a lot sillier than I expected, downright Groundhog Day in places. Too much biker footage and pandering to the youth market, and more of a fantasy than a horror film. George Sanders made over 100 films, and this was his final one. Still, better than Endless Night made right before.

161. The Creeping Flesh (1973)
Peter Cushing plays a scientist who believes evil can be biologically removed (o – kay) by using a primitive skeleton that regrows flesh when wet (what the what?) I guess back then a studio would bankroll any excuse to put Cushing and Christopher Lee in a movie together. Both actors are great, especially Lee. It’s surprising to think I found his early performances lacking. He’s all legend here. Too bad the story’s such a preposterous mess.

162. Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974)
I read a comment about how Universal Frankenstein movies are about the monster while Hammer Frankenstein is about the Doctor. Having Peter Cushing play the doctor all these years is certainly a benefit to the series, but it’s a largely disappointing series. The horror doesn’t rise above anything more than some creepy atmosphere and the theatrical characters can only give melodramatic emotions.

163. Ganja & Hess (1973)
I’ve been aware of and afraid of this film for decades. Aware that it is a film like no other, with a singular vision that has created a rabid cult following. Afraid because it’s been described as “a jagged film with surreal flourishes, and long dialogue scenes that go nowhere.” You have to decide how much is the creation of the director’s vision and how much is an ambitious filmmaker with limited skill and an even more limited budget. I found the film inexplicable and pretty much unendurable, but I’ll admit that could be because of the binge-and-purge style of this Challenge, which could be taken as me not having the patience to give the film a proper chance, and maybe one day I will read a passionate endorsement that will get me to try this film again.

164. Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
aka. Lady Dracula
I’d never heard of this one, though it certainly deserves to be less obscure, much like the nutty Russian horror Viy. In look and tone, this also reminded me of those nutty New Zealand horrors where the production value is low, the camerawork is bold and it works as often as it doesn’t. Despite the aka, this also has a lot of elements from zombie and witchcraft films.

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Post by VincentPrice » January 4th, 2017, 6:18 am

-. The Bride-1985: 5/10 (#694 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
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-. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark-1988: 7/10 (#224 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. Django Kill...If You Live, Shoot!-1967: 7/10 (#841 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
17. A Field in England-2013: 8/10 (#979 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)

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- Subspecies-1991: 5/10 (#347 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
4. Absentia-2011: 10/10 (#741 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
5. Hatchet for the Honeymoon-1970: 7/10 (#735 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
-. Starry Eyes-2014: 10/10 (#511 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. Cannibal! The Musical-1993: 7/10 (#756 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. It Follows-2014: 7/10 (#381 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. What We Do in the Shadows-2014: 10/10 (#765 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. Antiviral-2012: 7/10 (#241 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
6. The Vanishing-1988: 8/10 (#121 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
-. Body Parts-1991: 7/10 (#237 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. Kidnapped-2010: 9/10 (#129 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
7. Cronos-1993: 9/10 (#183 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
8. The Tenant-1976: 5/10 (#165 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
-. Night Train to Terror-1985: 6/10 (#921 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. Drive In Massacre-1977: 4/10 (#852 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
-. The Possession-2012: 8/10 (#486 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
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10. The Day of the Beast-1995: 10/10 (#324 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
11. The Boogey Man-1980: 6/10 (#992 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
12. The Devils-1971: 10/10 (#229 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
13. The Hidden-1987: 10/10 (#619 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
14. Viy-1967: 5/10 (#316 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They)
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-. Short Night of Glass Dolls-1971: 5:10 (#5 on They Shoot Zombies, Don't They 1001-2000)
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Post by 1SO » January 10th, 2017, 7:32 am

165. Lisa and the Devil (1973)
Mario Bava strikes(out) again with another story full of ideas and empty of explanation. I read a review that defends Bava as a master of Dream Logic, but I call B.S. on that because Dream Logic still requires logic, something symbolic or layered. This is incomprehensible and pretty damn boring until the more insane back half because there’s no style to wallpaper over the lack of substance.

166. A Bell from Hell (1973)
Railroaded by his family into a psychiatric hospital, a young man is released and sets out for revenge. Old story has a few wrinkles, including the lead’s love of make-up effects and some artistic juxtaposition of past and present, but the experimentation removes interest from the main story and characters. In an unusual real-life tragedy, the director fell from the bell tower on the last day of filming and died.

167. Flesh For Frankenstein (1973)
aka. Andy Warhol's Frankenstein
Outrageous and perverse version of Frankenstein has a number of original ideas, with Baron F. (Udo Kier) building both a perfect male and female to Adam and Eve a master race. Even though the film is aiming for decadent thrills, it actually would’ve been better if they toned down the sex and violence, saving them for key moments. The amateur performances lower the film down to Human Centipede levels of camp

168. Vampyres (1974)
aka. Blood Hunger
Vampire lesbian lovers are brutally murdered and continue to haunt the area, luring men and a camping couple to their final (un)resting place. Combining vamps with ghosts, and a fractured, circular storytelling that reminded me a little of Last Year at Marianbad is what gives this movie its appeal. Either that or the numerous, sex scenes. Rated ‘R’ in 1974, though based on what I saw, I’m doubting IMDB. The violence is also pretty gruesome in places. So it’s a filmmaker with some artistic ambition laid low by the need to have sleazy material to market.

169. Deranged (1974)
The same year as Texas Chainsaw, there was another version of the Ed Gein story, one that stuck closer to the truth than any other existing version (except for having to change the names). That doesn't necessarily make for a better film, but taking the time to provide psychological reasoning for all of Gein's crimes - not just murder, but grave robbing and an an obsessive fascination with death and corpses - makes for a more unsettling and uneasy journey into the dark side. Most people will probably prefer cinematic sensationalism over reality in this case, but I have to admire this film's ability to create scenes closer to the true meaning of horror.

170. Tales from the Beyond (1974)
aka. From Beyond the Grave
Collection of 4 short tales tied together by an antiques shop run by Peter Cushing, whose final scene is one of the most delightful moments of his career. Among the better collections I’ve seen, which is faint praise. More fun than the stories themselves is seeing where all the regulars turn up, people like David Warner and Donald Pleasence.

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Post by 1SO » January 20th, 2017, 8:35 am

171. Frightmare (1974)
aka. Cover Up
I was constantly out of rhythm with this film, which has a story – it’s not “dream logic” – but it never commits to any of its points. There’s family trauma, serial killing, insanity, cannibalism, bold moments of blood and long dry stretches of dreary tedium. The acting is solid, but scenes end right when they’re getting interesting.

172. Squirm (1976)
Much as there are hidden gems in every genre, I don’t think we’re at the point where 1000 good horror movies exist. I did IMDB searches using a number of parameters, and based on that I would theorize that there are 700 at most, which means 60 years before we might be at a list of 1000. Much like Snakes on a Plane, if you’re looking for a killer earthworm movie this one definitely has that. It also has an ensemble of overly southern accents and if you’re a Rick Baker completionist, he was the makeup designer. Other than that, this is pretty dull.

173. Eaten Alive (1976)
aka. Death Trap
Tobe Hooper’s follow-up to Texas Chainsaw exaggerates the black comedy and weird behavior even further, in both the visual style and the performances. While Hooper’s ability to capture realistic people is M.I.A., his ability to deliver on the horror is still pretty strong, making it hard for me to completely trash the film, even though I can understand others despising this. Interesting cast includes Neville Brand, Robert Englund (who opens the film with a line from Kill Bill, “My name’s Buck, and I’m here…”), Marilyn Burns and DePalma regular William Finley improbably cast as a family man, (who can’t help acting like he’s completely insane.)

174. Burnt Offerings (1976)
Stephen King acknowledges this as a major influence on The Shining, which is putting it mildly because for the first hour this IS The Shining as directed by someone whose filmography is almost exclusively television. (The 70s soft gauze, soap opera lighting is particularly distracting.) Whatever might have worked back in 1976 was neutered a few years later, except for the climactic scare, which works way better than the rest of the film.

175. Alucarda (1977)
aka. Sisters of Satan
Mexican horror is crazy. Think Robert Rodriguez, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Jodorowsky. Now throw in Paul Verhoeven, Ken Russell’s The Devils and Hausu and you have some idea what to expect from this film. Convent girls give their souls to Satan and then proceed to send everything around them to hell. No deep meanings, just an all-out button-pushing blitz on religious imagery, with a gleeful abundance of blood and nudity.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » January 24th, 2017, 7:51 pm

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1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
xxx. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT
Borderline horror, and only for its existential implications, but this is a strange and restrained modern gothic tale, that tells a strange story of a cremator obsessed with death and Buddhism who gradually becomes obsessed with Nazi ideology. Everything about this film is top quality: Hrusínský gives an excellent lead performance that is sinister and unctous in equal measure, and a necessary one he's onscreen almost all the time and needs to carry the whole film; the cinematography is brilliant, with its use of shadows and distorted lenses creating a febrile and uncanny atmosphere, and the story, while simple, is powerful in its implications and provides a lot of food for thought and has interesting symbolic associations.
8/10

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190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT
More entertaining and unique film-making from Svankmajer. This one starts with an introduction where Svankmajer insists that this is a horror film, although it doesn't seem much different from his others in its mix of weirdness, horror, drama, animation and comedy. It mixes together Poe's Premature Burial and The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether with some original material supposedly based on the works of the Marquis de Sade, which just seems to mean there's a degenerate Marquis de Sade character. I enjoyed the weird atmosphere that is established, but basing the multiple sources means the narrative feels like it wanders and loses focus at times. Great sting for the ending.
6/10

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191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT
The worst Rollin film I've seen. It looks quite nice with its Halloween-style lighting and set decorations, but it seems devoid of even the psychological undercurrents of his other films, just being a plotless ramble of a couple wandering around a vampire-haunted castle. Julien is gorgeous but she can't save this film, and it's difficult to find her nudity erotic when there are campy vampires dressed like Austin Powers fondling her.
3/10

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192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT
I've decided I don't like these 50s Mexican horror cheapies much, even though this may be the best one I've seen. There are some impressive stylistic shots, but the story is a melange of gothic tropes that never becomes as exciting or interesting as it could have been. Even so, I might have liked it more if it didn't have an annoying gothic score that was the same few bars repeated endlessly.
4/10

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193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT
It started off seeming interesting but seems to get lost early on. The mythic themes of themes of creation and punishment are realised in a startling way at first, but as soon as the hooded figures enter the picture about 15 minutes in, the film becomes a trudge of constant torture up till the end. I feel that there could have been a greater exploration of mythic archetypes and tropes that would have made this experiment more interesting. Also, the lack of variation in the quarry landscape and soundtrack of crickets chirping are repetitive. The unique look of the film is interesting but also adds to the difficulty of watching the film by making scenes hard to make out.
3/10

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Post by 1SO » January 25th, 2017, 9:54 pm

176. The Car (1977)
Sounds like a rip-off of Spielberg’s Duel, but actually a version of Jaws with people being killed by an unstoppable supernatural car with fully tinted windows and the local sheriff out to stop it. (James Brolin, doing an amazing Josh Brolin impression, right down to the Texas moustache.) Silly idea, but the director has a real zest for the genre and comes up with a number of exciting moments including a long take out a window at night that's one of my favorite shots in this entire Challenge.


177. Almost Human (1977)
a.k.a. Shock Waves
The moments of zombies in Nazi uniforms and dark goggles calmly rising out of the water or walking along the bottom completely submerged is a consistently interesting image. The rest is completely disposable. John Carradine sets things up as a salty sea captain and Peter Cushing eventually explains it all too you, not that any explanation was needed. In between are a bunch of disposable characters and a lot of padded exploration.


178. The Creeper (1977)
a.k.a. Rituals
Grindhouse Deliverance. There was a time when I had no reaction to old Hollywood legends slumming it in something like this, and now I’m like, “Hal Holbrook! No!” A little time is taken to build character and I like how everyone is a doctor, but without the proper equipment they can only diagnose how their bodies will physically shut down. There’s a bit of mystery, but the finale needed something more.


179. Beyond the Door II (1977)
a.k.a. Schock
My new house is haunted. No wait, it’s my son. No, it’s my 2nd husband. My first husband ain’t dead. Back to the son. Maybe it’s me. Yep, it’s me. Nope, it’s the kid. Mario Bava’s last film and hopefully the last one of his I’ll watch considering I’m now 0/14.


180. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Spiders are my nightmare fuel, so this 1970’s Arachnophobia starring William Shatner had a number of sights I hope don’t stick in my mind too long. (Shots of everything from live rats to light bulbs covered in real spiders.) Halfway through I was checking my suddenly itchy skin a lot. Another film clearly riding the wave of Jaws, though this is more like The Birds and Shatner does what he does, so nothing out of the ordinary but it sure gets the job done.


181. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)
a.k.a. Il profumo della signora in nero
Forgot to check this one 2 weeks ago. Giallo about a woman being driven crazy by everyone she knows for reasons she doesn’t understand. More Polanski than Argento, with liberal references to Alice in Wonderland. The lack of a reason why makes this an empty exercise until the very last scene when we finally get an answer that makes no sense, but it’s audacious on a Sleepaway Camp final scene level.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » February 6th, 2017, 7:50 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
xxx. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT 8/10
190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT 6/10
191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT 3/10
192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT 4/10
193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT 3/10
194. Inland Empire (2006) #459 on TSZDT
The most surreal of Lynch's films, this takes his obsessions and tropes and exaggerates them to a remarkable degree, creating a narrative that breaks down into oneiric odyssey as Dern's actress character finds herself not only becoming part of the film she's working on, but becoming part of other strange lives, as if she's wandering behind the scenes of a film studio where that produces alternate realities. There are repeated references to holes which could represent the hole in reality that she has entered into, or bring to mind the rabbit hole that Alice fell through into wonderland, thus it's appropriate that Lynch's ultimate expression of weirdness is represented by a spooky sitcom in which humanoid rabbits talk nonsense. It's not entirely successful: three hours was too long, and it feels like Lynch was throwing in everything he had rather than selecting the best footage. A couple of really good scary scenes; this isn't traditional horror but it feels disturbing and uncanny enough to qualify.
6/10

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195. Jigoku / The Sinners of Hell (1960) #374 on TSZDT
Impressive art direction and cinematography, especially in the stylised vision of hell, but I got the feeling that the makers of the film didn't know what to do with the concept. 60% of the movie is a drama set in reality setting up the final act of the characters ending up in hell. This part is far too weak to support its length, with a confusing and rambling story where lots of characters do sinful things. When the action moves to hell the film improves massively, with the gore and lurid-but-beautiful compositions being both striking and memorable. However even this part can't entirely save the film, as the plot tails off and the film ends without any proper pay-off.
4/10

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196. Cure (1997) #320 on TSZDT
Slow and deliberate, this is an atmospheric drama that reminded me of an X-Files plot with its procedural investigation of a killer who can hypnotise people into comitting horrific murders. The slow development of the plot has both positives and negatives, allowing the viewer to become immersed in the clinical and chilly world of the characters, but also drawing out scenes unnecessarily, especially in the early part of the film where the viewer quickly becomes aware of what's going on and waits for the detectives to slowly piece things together. The film can often be strange and elliptical, often offering only sinister hints of events, and avoiding tension and action.
6/10

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197. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1957) #701 on TSZDT
The cinematography and art design is great, taking heavily from the Universal horror cycle, but adding a European style of its own. However the plot is weak, being a mish-mash of gothic tropes that never properly meshed and, most unforgivably, the script tends to have a lot of talk and not much action. It feels slow even with its 81 minute runtime. In the end the look and style of the film is so good I found it impossible to dislike, especially a couple of scenes of the Duchess rapidly ageing to an old woman that are done entirely through lighting and acting.
5/10

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198. Funny Games (2007) #402 on TSZDT
Haneke's pointless shot-for-shot remake just emphasises his snobbish bourgeois attitude to horror and horror film watchers (and incidental swipes at Death Metal music). A deliberately frustrating lecture about how immoral and harmful it is to enjoy fiction where people are harmed. "Isn't fiction real?... you can see it in the movie... then it's just as real as reality" as the script has one of the killers clumsily state at the end. I suspect all the anti-Video Nasty campaigners of the 80s would have enthusiastically agreed with his thesis, if not the execution. Back in the world of reality, the flop of this film led to the closure of Tartan Films, a great champion of world horror cinema which had inexplicably chosen to make this their most expensive project to date, and Warner Independent (as the final straw in a long line of bad investments).
2/10

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Post by 1SO » February 7th, 2017, 8:31 am

182. The Shout (1978)
Enigmatic drama of seduction and black magic starring Alan Bates, John Hurt, Susannah York and Tim Curry. I don’t want to say too much because maintaining the mystery is important, but Bates claims to know a special kind of shout powerful enough to kill. The build-up to that scene increases the dread ever so slightly and what happens afterwards has a Mulholland Dr. brain puzzle quality to it. So, I liked it, but I didn’t quite get some of it and I don’t recommend it lightly.


183. The Toolbox Murders (1978)
This looks like a TV Movie and indeed the director comes from TV, but the amount of blood and gratuitous nudity starts high, with four murders in the first 15 minutes. Then, the film changes into a psychological kidnapping thriller. I accept that horror crosses moral lines, especially with respect to women, but I don’t condone it. There’s a sexual assault towards the end that cuts away early but still crosses my line of tolerance.


184. The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
Man, I really have nothing to add here. I blame the poor pacing. Finding the nude girl buried in the sand is memorable, the rest is not.


185. The Grapes of Death (1978)
Jean Rollin’s bare-bones zombie film moves quickly through an episodic format, the best part being an exploration of a village already destroyed, with bodies in various states of death sparsely littering the area. The minimalism also exposes what’s lacking from Rollin, a sense of style.


186. Patrick (1978)
One of the most famous Ozploitation films (with an ending ruined by the documentary on the subject) is hard to appreciate. There’s interesting material about the rights of a comatose patient and abusive relationships. This goes unexplored and yet the film is nearly two hours long. Instead, there’s a bit of Psycho and a lot of Carrie and a surprising amount of adult content for a film rated PG, including full-frontal nudity. The cheap thrills are more icky than exciting.

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Post by peeptoad » February 7th, 2017, 3:40 pm

These TSZDT lists are great... first time I've seen either of them. I've got over 600 watched off the first list and ~275 off the second.

Sticking with the first I'm going to try and knock off at least 75 this year. :thumbsup:

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Post by 1SO » February 19th, 2017, 7:35 am

187. Fascination (1979)
I’m now getting that Rollin is better with softcore titillation than the goosebumps of horror. There’s blood and death, but it's a distraction to keep this from being labeled straight up porn. On those terms, it’s not bad, very thin in story but Brigitte Lahaie - who was in Grapes of Death and is physically perfect – is an interesting actress and the scene where she attacks with a scythe wearing only a cloak is Rollin’s most iconic moment.

188. The Driller Killer (1979)
I lost interest in this pretty quick. It wasn’t the film’s violent reputation that put me off, I just don’t like director Abel Ferrara and casting himself as a pretentious jerk artist doesn’t make it easier. Some of it is an interesting time capsule of the late 70s New York art scene, but I’d rather watch the b-roll footage as a documentary than anything where Ferrara’s on screen. The kind of trash where someone would turn to a horror junkie like me and say, “you actually like this crap?” No… I don’t. Very similar to American Psycho, which is a masterpiece by comparison.

189. Beyond the Darkness (1979)
190. Man Beast (1980)
Joe D’Amato is one of Italy’s most prolific directors, and one of their sleaziest. For a former cinematographer, he has a terrible lack of style. Even worse, he has no self-imposed restraint regarding sex and violence. So he doesn’t cross over the line with gusto, which can be fun with horror, but instead shows no feeling for the level of gore and casual nudity.

191. Don't Go in the House (1979)
One of the most forgettable titles I’ve come across in this list. Even the terrible films usually have a reason for their reputation, but this is just a guy with a mother complex who burns women. Going chronologically, I’ve been fearing the number of slasher films infesting the 80s, which are often repetitious and tedious. This is one of those.

192. Humanoids of the Deep (1980)
Part Jaws rip-off, part Alien, part 80s slasher, a lot of old time monster movie mayhem, with a side order of sexploitation, small town racism and some joyfully extreme gore. From Roger Corman and directed by a woman named Barbara Peeters, it took a while for me to realize this wasn’t just another run through the mill. There’s a particular glee to it all that reminds me of early Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi films. As far as bad films go, the final 15-minute carnival massacre made this more enjoyable than I expected.

193. Prom Night (1980)
Wildly over-popular 80s slasher staple, because it stars Jamie Lee Curtis. Director Paul Lynch brings the whodunit mystery to the subgenre, where a past crime gives everyone a solid motive to be the killer. There are some style points in the beginning, but the actual stalk-and-slash scenes are crushingly routine, and the acting by the unknowns in the cast is terrible. The guy trying to be John Travolta is as distancing as the disco music trying to be hit songs they didn’t want to pay for.

194. Mother's Day (1980)
Three amateur actresses cannot convince me they’re life-long friends. The bigger problem is that this production is from Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, better known as Troma Pictures. I don’t despise Troma-style exploitation outright. Done right, their films can be campy fun. The tone here is a disaster, with a tale of kidnapping, torture porn and revenge that’s mostly played for laughs. The horror needed to be less cruel, as-is the humor leaves a very bad taste.

195. Terror in Toyland (1980)
A man traumatized as a boy by something he saw at Christmas becomes unhinged and starts a murder spree while dressed as Santa. My expectations were low, compounded by the super low budget, but the film manages to do some interesting things. The man doesn’t JUST kill. He gets involved in some of the warm-hearted holiday events too, creating an interesting ying-yang of Christmas being about people who are Nice as well as Naughty. The story goes into magical realism at times. So, in the end I didn’t hate it, and I think this one is going to nestle in my brain for a while.

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Post by 1SO » February 25th, 2017, 8:34 am

196. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)
At a secluded estate, the dead rise and they kill. That’s literally all there is for 85 mind-numbingly tedious minutes.

197. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
At least I’ve had a ton of warning about this one and the acting and technical filmmaking (especially the score) are actually pretty good, though that makes the sadism and violence even harder to deal with. I kept watching because it’s a well-made film, maybe even more polished than Cannibal Holocaust, though that one is more interesting to discuss. I enjoyed when the guy jumped off the canoe to escape only to discover piranha in the water.

198. Bloody Birthday (1981)
A rather innocuous story of killer children in suburbia. Being early 80s, this has a strong Spielberg-ian vibe. Nothing scary about it, I can't think of a single moment where they even try. It's more about the shock of pre-teens shooting guns and beating adults. If not for the peeping tom bits of nudity this might've been rated PG.

199. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
I don’t fully recommend this but it's definitely more interesting than your average horror film. It’s an 80s slasher, but as directed by J. Lee Thompson (Cape Fear, The Guns of Navarone) the emphasis is on the mystery and not the kills. There are a lot of twists and they are wild, probably don’t hold up to logic but make for somewhat entertaining pulp. Not the typical slasher I was expecting.

200. The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Lucio Fulci does his version of “Don’t Go In the Basement”, which means the focus is on extreme violence and logic is largely absent. You can do a drinking game for how many times someone goes in the basement and ends up having difficulty using the door to get out. Fulci is like the continuation of Mario Bava for me, I’ve seen 8 and can recommend none.

201. Hell Night (1981)
This one just boringly checks off the boxes. Four college kids, including Scream Queen Linda Blair pledge to spend the night in a haunted house where a deranged killer still dwells in the basement. In the shadow of Halloween (the movie) the whole way, or I guess you could say Alien too. Nothing to see here.

202. Teddy - aka. The Pit (1981)
Strange and stranger mix of hungry trolls, talking teddy bears and sexual perversion. The acting is bad, but you get used to it. Still, it never comes together as a complete movie, with the main character disappearing for a long time towards the end. The final moment is pretty great.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » February 26th, 2017, 8:59 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
xxx. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT 8/10
190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT 6/10
191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT 3/10
192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT 4/10
193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT 3/10
194. Inland Empire (2006) #459 on TSZDT 6/10
195. Jigoku / The Sinners of Hell (1960) #374 on TSZDT 4/10
196. Cure (1997) #320 on TSZDT 6/10
197. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1957) #701 on TSZDT 5/10
198. Funny Games (2007) #402 on TSZDT 2/10
199. Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac (1924) #719 on TSZDT
Probably the weakest silent film on TSZDT. Mad Love did a lot better with similar material. Veidt is impressive, especially when given scenes where he gets to look histrionic and there is skilled photography and set design, that looks at its best in the early scenes of the crashed trains, with its combination of bright lights and billowing black smoke. However, the twists at the end are disappointing and the plot meanders at times.
5/10

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200. De dødes tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958) #952 on TSZDT
Poor acting, a story that can't decide to take a supernatural or rational route and lots of dull talking. The film does have a lot of atmospheric scenery with the spooky Norwegian woods and lake, but the film shouldn't get much credit for the way the Norwegian countryside looks.
3/10

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201. Hei tai yang 731 / Squadron 731 / Men Behind the Sun (1988) #727 on TSZDT
Some scenes have quite a lot of power but overwhelmed by exploitative indulgence. Its indictment of Japanese atrocities is rightfully furious and powerfully shocking. It feels like a cry for justice. However, the gory exploitation scenes undermine that purpose and make it seem far less noble and out for cheap shocks. There is also a scene where a real cat is thrown into a pit of rats. The director claims the cat was covered with honey that the rats were licking off, though I don't know if I believe him. Whatever the case with that, the rats are later set on fire, so there is animal cruelty.
5/10

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202. Sombre (1998) #951 on TSZDT
Though the plot is reminiscent of both Angst and Le Boucher, the plot is thin and firmly secondary to the film's puprose of creating a look of gloom and claustrophobia and a depressing mood. It's in the visuals, editing and sound that the film is impressive, but the experience isn't one that I'd recommend above similar serial-killer films that have mood and an engaging plot.
5/10

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203. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû / Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) #888 on TSZDT
This has some impressive and unusual visuals in it. Especially once the action moves to the island of the malformed man, all sorts of weird imagery is offered up. The narrative is a sort of mystery story that becomes increasingly bizarre and gruesome, giving feelings of madness and nightmareishness. Where it doesn't work is due to a common problem of adapting mystery stories for film: because the mystery is not explained visually, the action comes to a dead stop so characters can narrate the solution. Explaining all the events logically (though they still remain bizarre) also removes some of the surreality that had been established.
5/10

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204. House of Dark Shadows (1970) #974 on TSZDT
It's interesting to compare this one with Tim Burton's version of the same material. The story is much more focussed here, without all the additional plotlines crammed in. However this version doesn't set up the characters and situation properly: I think it assumes we know who they all are from the TV show, so consequently the first half of the film feels a bit of a slog. Whilst Burton's version is all over the place in terms of tone, plot and execution, this is more consistent but also more of a standard vampire story that has been done better.
4/10

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Post by 1SO » February 27th, 2017, 8:29 am

Men Behind the Sun is the title I'm least looking forward to.

Horrors of Malformed Men is one of the most interesting titles on the list. Not really successful but very memorable for its originality.

Completely agree with you comparisons in House of Dark Shadows to Tim Burton's film.

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203. The Beast Within (1982)
This one gets everything wrong without being so bad it can be remembered for its terribleness. The script has too many characters and too much conversation, which not only over-explain but does it to the point of making it hard to follow. There’s some heavy gore from stylish makeup effects, but the makeup looks so fake it’s like watching behind the scenes of The Thing. Then there are the rapes, which bookend the film and make it more of a project worthy to stay in the gutter of obscurity.

204. The New York Ripper (1982)
Lucio Fulci again and while aggressively stylish, this one is especially nasty with lots of graphic violence against women, who are often nude and vulnerable. You just know the surprise killer and their motivation is going to make no sense.

205. Madman (1981)
A killer in the woods, but this gets off to a likable and promising start with a campfire scene that’s well-directed, setting up everything nicely. As it plays out, the lack of inspiration becomes more apparent and the film becomes increasingly as mundane as the title. Not even any good scares in it.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 7th, 2017, 2:18 am

Before I finish off the main TSZDT list, I'll post the rest of the films I've watched so far on the TSZDT 1001-2000 list that hasn't counted.
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-. Circus of Horrors (1960) 5/10
-. Ms. 45 (1981) 8/10
-. Twisted Nerve (1968) 5/10
-. Chastity Bites (2013) 3/10
-. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) 4/10
-. Husk (2011) 4/10
-. Black Christmas (2006) 4/10
-. Twin Peaks (1990) 8/10
-. The Purge (2013) 3/10
-. The Divide (2011) 4/10
-. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) 3/10
-. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) 8/10
-. The Game (1997) 3/10
-. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) 6/10
-. Outpost (2007) 3/10
-. Heartless (2009) 4/10
-. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) 4/10
-. Solamente nero / Bloodstained Shadow (1978) 4/10
-. The Last Horror Movie (2003) 3/10
-. Storm Warning (2007) 5/10
-. Murder Party (2007) 4/10
-. Cannibal Apocalypse / Apocalypse domani (1980) 4/10
-. Sexykiller, morirás por ella (2008) 6/10
-. The Omen (2006) 4/10
-. Tower of London (1962) 5/10
-. Subspecies (1991) 5/10
-. The Vampire / El vampiro (1957) 3/10
-. Sometimes They Come Back (1991) 3/10
-. The Meat Grinder / Cheuuat gaawn chim (2009) 4/10
-. Devils in Mykonos / Ta paidia tou Diavolou (1976) 4/10
-. The Third Part of the Night / Trzecia czesc nocy (1971) 5/10
-. Desperate Living (1977) 4/10
-. Amsterdamned (1988) 5/10
-. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) 4/10
-. The Shrine (2010) 5/10
-. The War Game (1965) 7/10
-. Ghosts of Mars (2001) 3/10
-. Monster Man (2003) 5/10
-. Colin (2008) 3/10
-. Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993) 6/10
-. Willard (2003) 5/10
-. Stridulum / The Visitor (1979) 5/10
-. Stigmata (1999) 2/10
-. The Borderlands (2013) 3/10
-. The Honeymoon Killers / The Lonely Hearts Killers (1969) 4/10
-. Annabelle (2014) 3/10
-. Child's Play 3 (199) 4/10
-. Cybernatural / Unfriended (2014) 6/10
-. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) 6/10
-. Due occhi diabolici / Two Evil Eyes (1990) 5/10
-. Baghead (2008) 2/10
-. El barón del terror (1962) 3/10
-. House of the Long Shadows (1983) 2/10
-. Deadly Blessing (1981) 4/10
-. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) 4/10
-. Incubo sulla città contaminata / Nightmare City (1980) 4/10
-. De lift / Goin' Up (1983) 4/10
-. The Ambulance (1990) 5/10
-. La ville des pirates / City of Pirates (1983) 6/10
-. Shrooms (2007) 3/10
-. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe / Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) #1704 on TSZDT
Its mix of nastiness, black humour and insightfulness is appealing, as is a beautifully disturbing lead performance by Kurt Raab.
7/10

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-. The Hole (2009) #1560 on TSZDT
Joe Dante recaptures a bit of his eighties glory-days with this fun but unspectacular kid's horror adventure.
5/10

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-. The Revenant (2009) #1097 on TSZDT
The only movie I've seen featuring reanimated severed heads that realises that you need lungs in order to speak, and the way the movie gets round that is brilliant. Unfortunately, despite this and a lot of other good ideas, the film's mix of conflicting tones, logic problems, overlength and bad CGI all work against it. A real shame.
4/10

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-. Xtro (1983) #1355 on TSZDT
Starts off promisingly as an Alien-inspired gorefest but falls apart into weird nonsense. It has a few bits of good gore, and it's weird in a mildly interesting way, but not enough to recommend it.
4/10

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-. Elves (1989) #1450 on TSZDT
The weird plot about an elf monster (singular, there's only one) and a Nazi conspiracy makes this a good watch for bad movie fans. The dialogue and plot are sometimes hilarious, I watched it at a Xmas bad movie party and it went down brilliantly. Not enough elf and weak killings prevent this from being better.
5/10

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-. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987) #1443 on TSZDT
Literally recycles 40 minutes of footage from the first film as flashbacks, and then proceeds to replicate the plot of the first film again! However it is notable for having one of the most hammy and bizarre lead performances ever comitted to film, including the famous Garbage Day! scene in an entertaining killing spree that is the highlight of the film.
3/10

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-. Spasmo (1974) #1838 on TSZDT
Twist-filled giallo that looks beautiful but doesn't entirely make sense. Often entertaining but occasionally frustrating.
5/10

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-. Le chaudron infernal / The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903) #1661 on TSZDT
Méliès short of a demon throwing people into a cauldron and them turning into ghosts. Fun and impressive special effects for the time.
7/10

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Congratulations on reaching platinum status. It's just you, mightysparks (of course) and... jozsika? Does anyone know who jozsika is?

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1SO on Mar 9 2017, 10:28:45 AM wrote:Congratulations on reaching platinum status. It's just you, mightysparks (of course) and... jozsika? Does anyone know who jozsika is?
Thanks, 1SO. I don't know who jozsika is, but I've noticed him around for a while. I think he might have seen more horror films than any of us. Even when TSZDT became official he was just 8 away from platinum. Anyway, here are my final watches before I start on TSZDT 1001-2000.

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1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
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105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
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107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
---. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT 8/10
190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT 6/10
191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT 3/10
192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT 4/10
193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT 3/10
194. Inland Empire (2006) #459 on TSZDT 6/10
195. Jigoku / The Sinners of Hell (1960) #374 on TSZDT 4/10
196. Cure (1997) #320 on TSZDT 6/10
197. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1957) #701 on TSZDT 5/10
198. Funny Games (2007) #402 on TSZDT 2/10
199. Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac (1924) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
200. De dødes tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958) #952 on TSZDT 3/10
201. Hei tai yang 731 / Squadron 731 / Men Behind the Sun (1988) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
202. Sombre (1998) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
203. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû / Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) #888 on TSZDT 5/10
204. House of Dark Shadows (1970) #974 on TSZDT 4/10
205. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan / The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) #999 on TSZDT
I think the problem with this film is that it rushes the set-up. The characters and their relations to each other aren't given much time and the first half is almost going through the motions of setting everything up, resulting in a dull tale of samurai without much interesting going on. The second half is where the film comes to life: the hauntings still deliver a frisson of shock and fear (they must have been terrifying in the fifties, the ghosts are revealed in some startling imagery, and there's a cool swordfight truel at the end. Good cinematography too.
5/10

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206. Hanyo / The Housemaid (1960) #743 on TSZDT
Clever in its scripting and beautiful in its camerawork, with the pouring rain against the windows and insistent piano playing creating a good claustrophobic atmosphere. All the melodramatics were exhausting, but it was memorable, with a particularly good turn from Lee Eun-shim as the titular femme fatale. The ending could be seen as a major cop-out, but, coming at the end of a plot that reaches such heights of tragedy that it could almost be seen as straying into absurdism, it fits as the final capper to a tall tale. I wouldn't call this a horror at all: it's a classic tragedy, which isn't the same thing: if this counts as horror then something like Romeo and Juliet should too.
7/10

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207. Panna a netvor / Beauty and the Beast (1978) #817 on TSZDT
Beautiful decayed gothic set design for the Beast's castle, reminded me of Hourglass Sanitorium with nice touches of the little imps that live around the castle. It all looks very good, but not enough is done to expand the story so it feels like it sometimes drags. I didn't feel the same emotional impact as the Cocteau or the Disney versions, which I consider the definitive versions of this story. Also, I don't think this counts as a horror film: being gothic is not the same thing and this never has anything scary happening.
6/10

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208. Shura / Demons (1971) #997 on TSZDT
So I finished off the list with this bleak minimalist jidaigeki. Again it doesn't fit what I'd think of as horror, as it's a tragic human drama of deceit, revenge and murder. If this is a horror then so is Reservoir Dogs or Hamlet. The oppressiveness, minimalism and length of the film makes it a hard one to properly appreciate, but there's no denying the powerful impact of the ending, the ingenious construction of the script nor the high contrast photography that looks like ink drawings.
6 or 7/10

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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 14th, 2017, 4:01 am

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
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105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
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107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
---. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT 8/10
190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT 6/10
191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT 3/10
192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT 4/10
193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT 3/10
194. Inland Empire (2006) #459 on TSZDT 6/10
195. Jigoku / The Sinners of Hell (1960) #374 on TSZDT 4/10
196. Cure (1997) #320 on TSZDT 6/10
197. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1957) #701 on TSZDT 5/10
198. Funny Games (2007) #402 on TSZDT 2/10
199. Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac (1924) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
200. De dødes tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958) #952 on TSZDT 3/10
201. Hei tai yang 731 / Squadron 731 / Men Behind the Sun (1988) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
202. Sombre (1998) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
203. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû / Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) #888 on TSZDT 5/10
204. House of Dark Shadows (1970) #974 on TSZDT 4/10
205. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan / The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) #999 on TSZDT 5/10
206. Hanyo / The Housemaid (1960) #743 on TSZDT 7/10
207. Panna a netvor / Beauty and the Beast (1978) #817 on TSZDT 6/10
208. Shura / Demons (1971) #997 on TSZDT 7/10
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209. Figures de cire / The Man with Wax Faces (1914) #1917 on TSZDT
A silent short of a man trying to win a bet by spending a night in a spooky waxworks. Some interesting attempts at rendering the psychology of fear on film. I think more atmosphere could have been gotten out of the wax figures, but the end is chilling.
6/10

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210. Tusk (2014) #1761 on TSZDT
A lot of this film seemed like an in-joke that the audience wasn't privy to. Scenes go on for far too long even when the comedy isn't working. The weirdness inherent in the plot adds some interest and there's a bit of decent gore, but not much else.
3/10

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211. Wind Chill (2007) #1391 on TSZDT
Generic ghost story. It has a few creepy moments but feature length stretches the story out too much. Emily Blunt is good, but the script seems intent on forcing romance and sympathy between her and the loathsome male protagonist despite his creepy stalkerish behaviour.
3/10

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212. Evilspeak (1981) #1482 on TSZDT
Most of the movie was repetitive scenes of the bullying of the unsympathetic protagonist. When the climax arrives it's enjoyably absurd and delivers on gore, satanism and evil pigs, but really deserved a better movie around it.
4/10

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213. Night of the Demons 2 / Night of the Demons: Angela's Revenge (1994) #1396 on TSZDT
There's nothing particularly interesting about this supernatural gore film (although it does introduce the concept of super soakers and water balloons full of holy water a couple of years before From Dusk Till Dawn). The plot seems unnecessarily convoluted but it has good production design and enough demons, gore and nudity to keep it entertaining all the way through.
5/10

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214. Mr. Brooks (2007) #1870 on TSZDT
Costner is good here, but the story lacks depth (the fact that sometimes Mr. Brooks is a tortured soul and sometimes he's an evil genius and sometimes his killing side is a separate persona mean it's hard to connect with him), and though the plot moves in some entertaining directions and piles on subplots it ends up getting silly which works against it because otherwise it takes itself so seriously. It feels like something from the serial killer wave of the 90s that arrived ten years too late.
4/10

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206. The Living Dead Girl (1982)
Another by Jean Rollin and this late into his career, the familiar themes are starting to work against him. The story is original enough – woman wakes to realize she has the hunger of a zombie – but it feels too familiar now.


207. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
This slasher is written and directed by women, so what’s with all the male gaze? I guess blame producer Roger Corman, but Amy Holden Jones seems to be over-compensating. It’s such a routine slasher I spent the time trying to find a feminist angle. I guess there’s the drill being the weapon of choice, but Brian DePalma did that in Body Double and nobody was calling it a feminist move then.


208. The House on Sorority Row (1983)
Slasher film… yawn! Only maybe it’s not as routine as it first appears. Things get pretty good towards the end, with some interesting technique and an ending that made me exclaim “Holy S**t” for possibly the first time in this marathon. I wouldn’t say the ending saves it, but it has me rethinking my original opinion that there was nothing unique with this one.


209. Curtains (1983)
Instead of killing teenagers this slasher goes about murdering actresses. Suspects include Samantha Eggar as a former star who went insane researching a role about madness. The depiction of mental illness is insensitive, the depiction of actresses is broad but mostly accurate. The killer wears a memorable old hag mask.


210. The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Think of this as a straight take on Little Shop of Horrors, with toothy aliens looking to be fed. The budget is around the same low level as The Evil Dead, with a similar deep commitment to gore that stops just short of nauseating. The director is not as talented as Sam Raimi, but the effects team is up to the task. Despite the small budget, the creature shots are impressive, and the final image is downright awesome. A lot of problems, but I found myself rooting for this movie.

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Post by Hunziker » March 15th, 2017, 10:13 pm

89. Waxwork (1988) - 6/10

90. Scream (1996) - 6/10

91. The Thing (2011) - 4/10

92. Jack Frost (1997) - 6.5/10

93. Ringu (1998) - 6/10

94. Gojira (1954) - 6.5/10
196/1000Show
1. Death Proof (2007)
2. Planet Terror (2007)
3. Cape Fear (1991)
4. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
5. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
7. Gremlins (1984)
8. The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
9. Repulsion (1965)
10. 30 Days of Night (2007)
11. Lost Highway (1997)
12. Eraserhead (1977)
13. Wait until Dark (1967)
14. The Invisible Man (1933)
15. La piel que habito (2011)
16. Tenebre (1982)
17. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
18. The Ninth Gate (1999)
19. Don't Look Now (1973)
20. The Wolf Man (1941)
21. Horror Express (1972)
22. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
23. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
24. Ôdishon (1999)
25. Silent Hill (2006)
26. Beetlejuice (1988)
27. Rubber (2010)
28. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970)
29. Dead Ringers (1988)
30. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)
31. Species (1995)
32. La chute de la maison Usher (1928)
33. Signs (2002)
34. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
35. Halloween (1978)
36. Fatal Attraction (1987)
37. Blue Velvet (1986)
38. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
39. Event Horizon (1997)
40. Gwoemul (2006)
41. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
42. They Live (1988)
43. Daybreakers (2009)
44. Dracula (1931)
45. Invaders from Mars (1953)
46. Trolljegeren (2010)
47. The Fly (1958)
48. Tremors (1990)
49. The Brood (1979)
50. The Faculty (1998)
51. The Dead Zone (1983)
52. Deliverance (1972)
53. Poltergeist (1982)
54. Final Destination 2 (2003)
55. Final Destination 5 (2011)
56. The Omen (1976)
57. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
58. Night of the Comet (1984)
59. Predator (1987)
60. Devil's Advocate (1997)
61. Funny Games (1997)
62. El espinazo del diablo (2001)
63. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
64. El orfanato (2007)
65. The Thing from Another World (1951)
66. Tesis (1996)
67. Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
68. The Conjuring (2013)
69. Suspiria (1977)
70. Triangle (2009)
71. Rabid (1977)
72. Dracula (1992)
73. It Follows (2014)
74. Shivers (1975)
75. Frenzy (1972)
76. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
77. John Dies at the End (2012)
78. The Haunted House (1921)
79. The Ring (2002)
80. The Awakening (2011)
81. Let Me In (2010)
82. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
83. Army of Darkness (1992)
84. La cabina (1972)
85. Wake in Fright (1971)
86. From Hell (2001)
87. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
88. Onibaba (1964)
89. Waxwork (1988)
90. Scream (1996)
91. The Thing (2011)
92. Jack Frost (1997)
93. Ringu (1998)
94. Gojira (1954)
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Post by Harco » March 26th, 2017, 2:57 pm

Congrats, Chris! Impressive!

It's been a long time since I checked in here. Five months in Japan haven't helped in that sense. Watched a couple of titles there, though. I'll get around to posting them.
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Post by ChrisReynolds » March 27th, 2017, 2:39 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
---. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT 8/10
190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT 6/10
191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT 3/10
192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT 4/10
193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT 3/10
194. Inland Empire (2006) #459 on TSZDT 6/10
195. Jigoku / The Sinners of Hell (1960) #374 on TSZDT 4/10
196. Cure (1997) #320 on TSZDT 6/10
197. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1957) #701 on TSZDT 5/10
198. Funny Games (2007) #402 on TSZDT 2/10
199. Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac (1924) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
200. De dødes tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958) #952 on TSZDT 3/10
201. Hei tai yang 731 / Squadron 731 / Men Behind the Sun (1988) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
202. Sombre (1998) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
203. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû / Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) #888 on TSZDT 5/10
204. House of Dark Shadows (1970) #974 on TSZDT 4/10
205. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan / The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) #999 on TSZDT 5/10
206. Hanyo / The Housemaid (1960) #743 on TSZDT 7/10
207. Panna a netvor / Beauty and the Beast (1978) #817 on TSZDT 6/10
208. Shura / Demons (1971) #997 on TSZDT 7/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
209. Figures de cire / The Man with Wax Faces (1914) #1917 on TSZDT 6/10
210. Tusk (2014) #1761 on TSZDT 3/10
211. Wind Chill (2007) #1391 on TSZDT 3/10
212. Evilspeak (1981) #1482 on TSZDT 4/10
213. Night of the Demons 2 / Night of the Demons: Angela's Revenge (1994) #1396 on TSZDT 5/10
214. Mr. Brooks (2007) #1870 on TSZDT 4/10
215. Vinyan (2008) #1299 on TSZDT
Béart and Sewell journey around the waterways of the Thai coast looking for their lost son. The film slows down after the opening set-up and, like the characters, seems to lose all direction. The acting is good and the photography takes full advantage of the picturesque scenery, but it's too shallow to work as an exploration of grief (Béart's actions make her character just seem mentally ill rather than someone dealing with loss) and too lacking in scariness to work as a horror.
3/10

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216. Wilderness (2006) #1760 on TSZDT
Low-budget British thriller where teens from a young offenders institution get sent to an island to indulge in and unconvincing "street" dialogue before a killer starts to hunt them down. There are some good gory deaths and it moves fast enough, but the cheap look of the film lets it down. The unpleasant characters meant that the deaths were satisfying but there's no reason to care if they survive or not.
4/10

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217. Strangeland (1998) #1770 on TSZDT
Tacky 90s serial killer thriller, ripping off Silence of the Lambs and Se7en, written by Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame seemingly as a vehicle for him to play a psychotic torture freak. It's terribly written both in terms of plot and dialogue, though sometimes it can be funny because of the Snider's cheesy lines: "First you dream, then you die", "So much flesh, so little time", etc.
3/10

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218. Secret Window (2004) #1027 on TSZDT
I don't know what to make of this. The story is tired and generic and tips its hand almost immediately, but the film itself is entertaining and watchable nevertheless. I thought it might be a meta-joke of Stephen King's that a story about plagiarism plagiarises from his own work so much, but no, it was just at a period of his life when he was coming off drugs and wrote Four Past Midnight where all four novellas recycle elements of his earlier work. On the other hand it benefits hugely from Depp and Turturro hamming up their roles with scene-stealing performances. Depp was still at a point in his career where he was able to do that without becoming irritating. I suppose I'd describe this as compulsive trash viewing.
5/10

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219. Sharknado (2013) #1792 on TSZDT
It seems to be trying too hard to be a so-bad-it's-good movie. It lacks the earnestness and ambition to be truly interesting. It has its moments of inspired lunacy but often gets bogged down in standard disaster movie scenes.
4/10

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220. Resolution (2012) #1236 on TSZDT
Badly made mumblecore horror that took an interesting idea: a man forces his friend to undergo cold turkey from his meth habit and they start finding tapes and photos of themselves that seem as if somebody has been filming them, even though there's no-one around. I say "took," but actually the idea is stolen from Haneke's Cache, which itself stole the idea from Lost Highway. Anyway the film seems confused about where to take the idea and is full of loose plot threads that never seem to go anywhere before the rushed and unsatisfactory ending.
3/10

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221. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) #1520 on TSZDT
This got slated by critics when it came out (11% on Rotten Tomatoes), but isn't as bad as that would indicate. It came out at a time when this spoof comedy style was becoming unfashionable and also stood up badly against the classics that Neilsen and Brooks had previously been involved in. As Mel Brooks' last film this is a pale shadow of his classics like Young Frankenstein which this most closely resembles, but there's an affectionate approach that shows Brooks' love of the material and good production design that captures the feel of Coppola's Dracula. Of course none of this can hide the paucity of jokes or the way that jokes that aren't working get repeated with emphasis, but there were a handful of gags that made me laugh.
4/10

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222. Prison (1987) #1827 on TSZDT
Renny Harlin can direct fun action-packed spectacles of special effects. At his worst, he allows effects overwhelm the film and the story becomes boring and silly. This film is somewhere in between those two extremes: the gory supernatural murders are good, but there's lots of bland prison drama in between where the film sags. The actions of the characters also doesn't seem anywhere close to how people would act in the real world. The action-packed finale goes a small way to make up for things. The effects are an unusual mix of Tom Savini's gross-out gore prosthetics and ultra-bright lighting with cartoon electricity similar to Ghostbusters.
4/10

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Post by 1SO » March 27th, 2017, 6:38 pm

211. Terrorvision (1986)
I like this creature feature’s heavy Joe Dante vibe, with gumball lighting and a campy message about television addiction. (The best way to defeat this monster is to not watch TV for 200 years.) Exaggerated performances dumb down the comedy too far, but this isn’t a clever film to start with. Heavy violence is offset by the low budget, which can only afford jelly, playdough and silly string for the gore.


212. Mr. Vampire (1985)
Hugely successful Hong Kong mix of horror, comedy and fighting, best known here as the one where vampire/zombies hop around. It’s full of ideas, but the comedy drops below “not funny” into annoying. The rest isn’t great enough to make up for it, but you can understand the popularity and influence this film had in HK.


213. Vamp (1986)
I actively hated this film. To clarify, I’ve rated many films lower because there’s a basic competency to this story of performance artist Grace Jones as a Vampire stripper, but everything about the way this is filmed rubbed me like sandpaper, from the obnoxious d-bag Frat boy leads to the over-saturated colors that made every location look like the inside of an 80s dance club in Miami. I also find Grace Jones as appealing as Yoko Ono, but she’s not in the film as much as you might think.


214. Dolls (1987)
I tried to justify the bad acting as aiming for the simplicity of a kids film because this movie about killer dolls is more gory fairy tale than horror, not that there’s much difference between the two. Surprised to learn Stuart Gordon directed this schlock, completing the downward spiral from Re-Animator to From Beyond to this.


215. In a Glass Cage (1986)
Frequently appearing on lists of the most disturbing films ever made, this is a grim look at abused people abusing abusive people, who go on to maintain the pattern. It’s competently filmed, but I don’t buy the premise, that the characters would run into the people they meet manage to get away with what they do and encounter side characters at exactly the right time for the next story point. The rough subject matter is undercut by its own phoniness. Oddly reminded me of what’s wrong with the DC superhero movies right now.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 27th, 2017, 8:20 pm

4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
5. Fatal Attraction
6. Pumpkinhead
7. Gojira
8. The keep - ok
9. The Penalty - ok
10. Quatermass and the Pit
11. The Reflecting Skin - ok
12. The Entity
13. The Woman in Black
14. Little Shop of Horrors (86)
15. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
16. Kuroneko - ok
17. Suna No Onna - ok
18. Insidious: Chapter 2
19. Night Watch
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1. White Dog - yay
2. Them! - nay
3. Night of the Comet
4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
5. Fatal Attraction
6. Pumpkinhead
7. Gojira
8. The keep - ok
9. The Penalty - Ok
10. Quatermass and the Pit
11. The Reflecting Skin - ok
12. The Entity
13. The Woman in Black
14. Little Shop of Horrors (86)
15. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)
16. Kuroneko - ok
17. Suna No Onna - ok
18. Insidious: Chapter 2
19. Night Watch
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Post by 1SO » April 8th, 2017, 2:34 pm

216. Anguish (1987)
People are in a movie theater watching a horror film, but the events in the film begin lining up with a killer stalking around the theater. There isn't much logic, but that’s not what the mega-meta premise is aiming for, with the viewing audience reminding me of a similar group in Rubber. Constantly intriguing but only mildly successful.

217. The Gate (1987)
Below average attempt to cash in on the success of Gremlins, pushing the amount of violence in a film for kids pretty far with melting faces and a murdered family dog that comes back all mangled. (Were we less sensitive to dead pets back then?) A couple of good stop motion effects, including a man who hits the ground and breaks into a bunch of tiny demons, but the characters are super thin, the pace is slack and the adventure is joyless.

218. Nekromantik (1987)
I don’t seek out transgressive cinema and I don’t run from it either, mostly out of curiosity to see what they have to contribute to this art form that I love. Like a cult film, you can’t aim to make the most depraved movie ever, it’s a reputation that must be earned. So, in the vein of Salo, Cannibal Holocaust and A Serbian Film comes one of the most disturbing films ever made, and you probably already know if you have any interest in ever watching it. I’m rating it low because there are a number of moments I would despise if they appeared in other films, like my 2nd film in a row that lingers on a dead pet. But I knew what I was getting into, so I toughened my resolve and mostly accepted the grotesque imagery.

219. Street Trash (1987)
This is like some cinematic Fear Factor, disgusting imagery, with little surrounding it. Bad actors fake their way through terrible scenes with no story to connect them besides the toxic drink, so all you have to look forward to are gross out moments of bodies melting

220. Blood Diner (1987)
Low budget, terrible acting and obnoxious comedy is a combination for a really bad time.

221. Slugs (1988)
In Jan. 2016 I watched Frogs (1972), starring Ray Milland, not good but kind of enjoyable. Slugs is a bit like that. Filmed half in America, half in Spain (sometimes for the same scene), this isn’t a film with tight story structure or even loose story structure. What it has is killer slugs and lots of them. Some of it is amusing, but none of it is trying hard to be funny or campy. Some of it is gross. It could’ve been a lot worse.

222. Dead Heat (1988)
Towards the end of the buddy cop cycle, filmmakers tried every crazy concept (though Whoopi Goldberg partnered with a dinosaur will never be topped). This one stars Joe Piscopo, whose partner Treat Williams becomes a zombie. The concept comes up with some inspired ideas with the unkillable and slowly decaying partner taking on a mysterious crew of robbing zombies, enough to make me think the idea might work if taken a little more seriously. Piscopo is so annoying, so anti-funny that he drops out of the film after about an hour. The director is Mark Goldblatt, whose editing credits are extraordinary. Too bad he doesn’t know how to direct actors… or scenes.

223. Evil Dead Trap (1988)
Very little to do with Sam Raimi’s similarly-titled series of films, this is Japanese hyper-gore with the expected large dose of weirdness. The visuals are sometimes wicked and sometimes overly hyper, with the emphasis being on creative kills, and on that score the film does pretty well. Too bad it couldn’t be shaped into more of a roller coaster and less of a bumper car ride.

224. Pin (1988)
Canadian horror is hard to define, but I’m starting to recognize its particular mix of odd and resourceful. (It’s like Ozploitation toned down to accommodate Hitchcock’s filmed plays. This one follows a brother and sister who are very close… and their father’s anatomy dummy who becomes the brother’s closest companion. To quote Arsenic and Old Lace, insanity doesn’t just run in this family, it practically gallops. Too bad the film falls short of big scares or deep chills that would make it a true gem.

225. Waxwork (1988)
The problem with this Goosebumps type film is that the comedy is aimed at little kids but the violence is adult stuff. I’m not even sure kids would enjoy the broad humor. Unusual cast includes John Rhys-Davies as a werewolf and David Warner as the owner of the wax museum, and it stars Gremlins’ Zach Galligan and 80s hotties Deborah Foreman and Michelle Johnson.

226. Scarecrows (1988)
I’m torn because this is the kind of film I’m in this marathon to discover. Set during one night in the woods with killer scarecrows, the film is creepy, scary and told with great economy. Unfortunately the people are dummies and jerks and the production feels straight-to-DVD, which isn’t by itself a negative but combined with the other weaknesses I didn’t care about the people or the story.
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Post by ChrisReynolds » April 13th, 2017, 2:06 pm

TSZDT1001-2000 has had a preliminary update but I'll keep working on the last version of the list until the main TSZDT is officially updated.
Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
---. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT 8/10
190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT 6/10
191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT 3/10
192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT 4/10
193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT 3/10
194. Inland Empire (2006) #459 on TSZDT 6/10
195. Jigoku / The Sinners of Hell (1960) #374 on TSZDT 4/10
196. Cure (1997) #320 on TSZDT 6/10
197. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1957) #701 on TSZDT 5/10
198. Funny Games (2007) #402 on TSZDT 2/10
199. Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac (1924) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
200. De dødes tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958) #952 on TSZDT 3/10
201. Hei tai yang 731 / Squadron 731 / Men Behind the Sun (1988) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
202. Sombre (1998) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
203. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû / Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) #888 on TSZDT 5/10
204. House of Dark Shadows (1970) #974 on TSZDT 4/10
205. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan / The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) #999 on TSZDT 5/10
206. Hanyo / The Housemaid (1960) #743 on TSZDT 7/10
207. Panna a netvor / Beauty and the Beast (1978) #817 on TSZDT 6/10
208. Shura / Demons (1971) #997 on TSZDT 7/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
209. Figures de cire / The Man with Wax Faces (1914) #1917 on TSZDT 6/10
210. Tusk (2014) #1761 on TSZDT 3/10
211. Wind Chill (2007) #1391 on TSZDT 3/10
212. Evilspeak (1981) #1482 on TSZDT 4/10
213. Night of the Demons 2 / Night of the Demons: Angela's Revenge (1994) #1396 on TSZDT 5/10
214. Mr. Brooks (2007) #1870 on TSZDT 4/10
215. Vinyan (2008) #1299 on TSZDT 3/10
216. Wilderness (2006) #1760 on TSZDT 4/10
217. Strangeland (1998) #1770 on TSZDT 3/10
218. Secret Window (2004) #1027 on TSZDT 5/10
219. Sharknado (2013) #1792 on TSZDT 4/10
220. Resolution (2012) #1236 on TSZDT 3/10
221. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) #1520 on TSZDT 4/10
222. Prison (1987) #1827 on TSZDT 4/10
223. Byt / The Flat (1968) #1652 on TSZDT
Svankmajer does his usual inventive and unique work combined with live action to make a surrealist slapstick comedy short. Entertaining, but obviously didn't make the TSZDT list because it's not horror. I guess some people might class it as such because you could say that the house is haunted? I don't see any evidence that ghosts are involved but obviously weird stuff is going on so maybe.
7/10

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224. The Taking / The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) #1092 on TSZDT
In concept this is a well-worn found-footage horror about a possession, but in execution has several strengths that put it above the crowd. Firstly it's held together by an excellent central performance from Jill Larson, her performance is poignant when she's portraying an Alzheimer's sufferer and creepy when the possession starts to take hold. Secondly, the supporting characters are better drawn and less annoying than usual found-footage characters. Thirdly, there are some good scary moments. Other than that it suffers from a lot of common found-footage problems: the characters frequently have to act like idiots, it doesn't make sense that they keep filming when things are going to hell and the possession plot has nothing I haven't seen before.
5/10

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225. Dark Skies (2013) #1423 on TSZDT
One of the bottom-of-the-barrel Blumhouse productions, this is a standard haunted house picture with aliens in place of ghosts. It makes no difference, the aliens still vanish, stack household objects and possess people just like ghosts. This attempt to differentiate this film from similar ones just makes the story more nonsensical and has does not help the rest of the film, which fails to be scary or interesting in any way. It was just boredom punctuated by random jump-scare attempts. The characters also came across as annoying and stupid.
2/10

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226. Yeogo goedam / Whispering Corridors (1998) #1230 on TSZDT
Centers around three main schoolgirl characters investigating a mystery involving a ghost. They have little in their roles to distinguish them so it was hard to follow each character's narrative thread between different scenes. Most of the plot is driven by the characters holding long coversations with each other, so it's boring and the spooky scenes are weak when they come.
3/10

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xxx. Under the Shadow (2016)
This isn't on either list yet but I thought it made a good comparison with Yeogo goedam as I watched them both together, and they're both slow paced ghost stories. Here there is a clear narrative, unique and well-drawn characters, and thougtful subtext comparing the haunting to the horror of being bombed and the oppressiveness of Iranian society. Under the Shadow is genuninely scary, its scariness does come from the use of jump scares, but it doesn't make the mistakes that many modern American jump-scare movies do of overusing them, using them on fake-out scares or of adding loud stings to the soundtrack to force the jump reflex. Some spooky and original imagery too.
7/10

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227. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) #1428 on TSZDT
I have a problem with the whole way the movie uses vampirism as a metaphor for slavery as it seems to remove responsibility from the real-life humans who were responsible for it and place the blame on imaginary monsters. If the film was using the premise for a silly comedy that could be overlooked, but it's played mostly straight and seems to require that we take the narrative seriously. Or it could have worked if the metaphor was used carefully to show that the vampires were only symbolic of a wider malaise in human society, but the film is only interested in telling a good against evil action story. The fights and actions are mildly diverting, but the tacky wall-to-wall CGI ensures that they never feel real.
3/10

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228. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) #1769 on TSZDT
The original The Town That Dreaded Sundown was a straightforward mix of procedural and thriller. This is a sequel/reimagining that applies a lot of elements from Scream, both in the meta conceit that the original film exists as a film within this film, the way in which the structure is now built around a girl who is both a target and investigator of the mystery and a couple of plot twists. There are a lot of fancy shots that makes it look like the director wants to be the next De Palma - it looks impressive but is overused and can be distracting. Might be interesting to check out, but doesn't add anything to the genre and the narrative never properly engaged me.
4/10

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Post by ChrisReynolds » April 17th, 2017, 11:42 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Blood Creek / Town Creek (2009) #885 on TSZDT 4/10
2. Dead Silence (2007) #417 on TSZDT 5/10
3. Critters (1986) #552 on TSZDT 4/10
4. Snowtown / The Snowtown Murders (2011) #787 on TSZDT 6/10
5. Los sin nombre / The Nameless (1999) #831 on TSZDT 3/10
6. Below (2002) #986 on TSZDT 4/10
7. Popcorn (1991) #816 on TSZDT 5/10
8. Scream 3 (2000) #632 on TSZDT 4/10
9. Scream 4 (2011) #865 on TSZDT 4/10
10. Deliria / StageFright: Aquarius (1987) #361 on TSZDT 6/10
11. The Tunnel (2011) #988 on TSZDT 4/10
12. The Sender (1982) #943 on TSZDT 5/10
13. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) #657 on TSZDT 6/10
14. Il rosso segno della follia / Hatchet for the Honeymoon / Blood Brides (1970) #735 on TSZDT 4/10
15. The Grudge (2004) #286 on TSZDT 4/10
16. Nattevagten / Nightwatch (1994) #603 on TSZDT 6/10
17. Slaughter High (1986) #990 on TSZDT 5/10
18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) #602 on TSZDT 7/10
19. Hardware / M.A.R.K. 13 (1990) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
20. Matka Joanna od aniolów / Joan of the Angels (1961) #725 on TSZDT 4/10
21. Open Water (2003) #655 on TSZDT 5/10
22. Red White & Blue (2010) #908 on TSZDT 6/10
23. Scarecrows (1988) #814 on TSZDT 5/10
24. What Lies Beneath (2000) #404 on TSZDT 4/10
25. Wolf (1994) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
26. House of Wax (2005) #651 on TSZDT 4/10
27. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
28. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) #434 on TSZDT 5/10
29. Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told / Attack of the Liver Eaters (1967) #213 on TSZDT 6/10
30. Cat People (1982) #623 on TSZDT 5/10
31. Images (1972) #482 on TSZDT 6/10
32. Chopping Mall (1986) #862 on TSZDT 4/10
33. I Spit on Your Grave (2010) #923 on TSZDT 5/10
34. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) #488 on TSZDT 4/10
35. Lake Mungo (2008) #363 on TSZDT 5/10
36. Night of the Comet (1984) #311 on TSZDT 6/10
37. La campana del infierno / A Bell from Hell (1973) #894 on TSZDT 5/10
38. The Last House on the Left (2009) #763 on TSZDT 4/10
39. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte? (1964) #454 on TSZDT 5/10
40. Kansen / Infection (2004) #891 on TSZDT 5/10
41. Home Movie (2008) #842 on TSZDT 3/10
42. The Dark Half (1993) #879 on TSZDT 5/10
43. The Skeleton Key (2005) #626 on TSZDT 4/10
44. The Last Winter (2006) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
45. Quarantine (2008) #497 on TSZDT 4/10
46. Wai dor lei ah yut ho / Dream Home (2010) #878 on TSZDT 6/10
47. The Beast Within (1982) #893 on TSZDT 4/10
48. Wasting Away / Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) #898 on TSZDT 3/10
49. Altered (2006) #873 on TSZDT 5/10
50. The Burrowers (2008) #887 on TSZDT 3/10
51. The Pit / Teddy (1981) #857 on TSZDT 5/10
52. Ghost Story (1981) #866 on TSZDT 4/10
53. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) #694 on TSZDT 3/10
54-56. Rose Red (2002) #827 on TSZDT 3/10
57. The Raven (1935) #502 on TSZDT 6/10
58. Lovely Molly (2011) #780 on TSZDT 4/10
59. Count Yorga, Vampire / The Loves of Count Iorga, Vampire (1970) #968 on TSZDT 5/10
60. The Signal (2007) #389 on TSZDT 5/10
61. I Sell the Dead (2008) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
62. It Came from Beneath the Sea / Monster from Beneath the Sea (1955) #874 on TSZDT 4/10
63. Phantom of the Opera (1943) #700 on TSZDT 4/10
64. The Car (1977) #855 on TSZDT 3/10
65. Mother's Day (2010) #919 on TSZDT 4/10
66. Fritt vilt II / Cold Prey 2 (2008) #829 on TSZDT 5/10
67. Sien nui yau wan / A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) #702 on TSZDT 6/10
68. The City of the Dead / Horror Hotel (1960) #284 on TSZDT 6/10
69. The Ghost Breakers (1940) #747 on TSZDT 5/10
70. Brainscan (1994) #786 on TSZDT 3/10
71. Terrore nello spazio / Planet of the Vampires (1965) #620 on TSZDT 5/10
72. Tras el cristal / In a Glass Cage (1986) #427 on TSZDT 6/10
73. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) #785 on TSZDT 5/10
74. Monkey Shines / Ella (1988) #848 on TSZDT 4/10
75-78. The Stand (1994) #896 on TSZDT 2/10
79. Firestarter (1984) #899 on TSZDT 4/10
80. Körkarlen / The Phantom Carriage (1921) #245 on TSZDT 7/10
81. Black Water (2007) #963 on TSZDT 3/10
82. The Gate (1987) #579 on TSZDT 5/10
83. Temnye vody / Dark Waters / Dead Waters (1993) #905 on TSZDT 6/10
84. The Haunted House (1921) #944 on TSZDT 6/10
85. Razorback (1984) #418 on TSZDT 4/10
86. Slugs, muerte viscosa / Slugs: The Movie (1988) #931 on TSZDT 5/10
87. Carriers (2009) #932 on TSZDT 3/10
88. Lady in a Cage (1964) #940 on TSZDT 5/10
89. The Penalty (1920) #536 on TSZDT 7/10
90. The Shout (1978) #687 on TSZDT 7/10
91. The Living and the Dead (2006) #850 on TSZDT 6/10
92. The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) #967 on TSZDT 4/10
93. Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal / Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971) #615 on TSZDT 4/10
94. The Reflecting Skin (1990) #861 on TSZDT 5/10
95. Madman (1982) #912 on TSZDT 4/10
96. La setta (1991) #703 on TSZDT 5/10
97. The Unknown (1927) #215 on TSZDT 7/10
98. Il profumo della signora in nero / The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) #638 on TSZDT 4/10
99. Mute Witness (1994) #859 on TSZDT 5/10
100. Schock / Beyond the Door II (1977) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
101. The Boogey Man (1980) #992 on TSZDT 4/10
102. Mother's Day (1980) #696 on TSZDT 4/10
103. Blood Diner (1987) #970 on TSZDT 4/10
104. Dementia / Daughter of Horror (1955) #853 on TSZDT 5/10
2016 update occurred
105. Dance of the Dead (2008) #556 on TSZDT 4/10
106. Mutants (2009) #976 on TSZDT 4/10
GOLD medal achieved on list
107. Sheitan (2006) #722 on TSZDT 4/10
108. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / Torso (1973) #528 on TSZDT 6/10
109. The Bad Seed (1956) #323 on TSZDT 5/10
110. Shiryô no wana / Evil Dead Trap (1988) #659 on TSZDT 5/10
111. Terror Train / Train of Terror (1980) #491 on TSZDT 4/10
112. Le notti del terrore / Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981) #680 on TSZDT 5/10
113. Dolls (1987) #521 on TSZDT 5/10
114. All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) #721 on TSZDT 5/10
115. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) #562 on TSZDT 5/10
116. Vredens dag / Day of Wrath (1943) #673 on TSZDT 7/10
117. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 1
118. Roadgames (1981) #872 on TSZDT 6.5/10
119. Chakushin ari / One Missed Call (2003) #655 on TSZDT 4/10
120. Angst (1983) #353 on TSZDT 7/10
121. Valkoinen peura (1952) #957 on TSZDT 4/10
122. Body Snatchers (1993) #841 on TSZDT 4/10
123. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) #684 on TSZDT 4/10
124. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave / Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Excite Me (1972) #753 on TSZDT 6/10
125. Raising Cain (1992) #858 on TSZDT 5/10
126. Cosa avete fatto a Solange? / What Have You Done to Solange? / Terror in the Woods (1972) #535 on TSZDT 6/10
127. Squirm (1976) #846 on TSZDT 4/10
128. Los ojos de Julia / Julia's Eyes (2010) #922 on TSZDT 5/10
129. La tarantola dal ventre nero / Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) #975 on TSZDT 5/10
130. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) #610 on TSZDT 2/10
131. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) #901 on TSZDT 5/10
132. Just Before Dawn (1981) #640 on TSZDT 5/10
133. Hell Night (1981) #774 on TSZDT 4/10
134. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) #558 on TSZDT 3/10
135. Long Weekend (1978) #510 on TSZDT 5/10
136. The Hamiltons (2006) #897 on TSZDT 3/10
137. Willard (1971) #838 on TSZDT 5/10
138. Alligator (1980) #501 on TSZDT 6/10
139. Dead & Breakfast (2004) #818 on TSZDT 5/10
140. The Watcher in the Woods (1980) #954 on TSZDT 4/10
141. Bloody Birthday (1981) #945 on TSZDT 5/10
142. Alone in the Dark (1982) #662 on TSZDT 6/10
143. The Wizard of Gore (1970) #852 on TSZDT 3/10
144. Shock Waves / Almost Human (1977) #586 on TSZDT 4/10
145. Prom Night (1980) #600 on TSZDT 3/10
146. Yi boh lai beng duk / Ebola Syndrome (1996) #893 on TSZDT 5/10
147. The Last Wave (1977) #805 on TSZDT 6/10
148. Parents (1989) #677 on TSZDT 6/10
149. La frusta e il corpo / The Whip and the Body (1963) #576 on TSZDT 4/10
150. C.H.U.D. (1984) #767 on TSZDT 4/10
151. The Night Stalker (1972) #468 on TSZDT 5/10
152. Burnt Offerings (1976) #461 on TSZDT 3/10
153. Nadja (1994) #992 on TSZDT 5/10
154. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam / The Golem (1920) #288 on TSZDT 5/10
155. 13 Ghosts / Thirteen Ghosts (1960) #792 on TSZDT 4/10
156. Et mourir de plaisir / Blood and Roses (1960) #607 on TSZDT 6/10
157. La chute de la maison Usher / The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) #339 on TSZDT 7/10
158. The Day of the Triffids / Invasion of the Triffids (1963) #679 on TSZDT 4/10
159. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal / Bedevilled (2010) #785 on TSZDT 6/10
160. Das Wachsfigurenkabinett / Waxworks (1924) #854 on TSZDT 6/10
161. Bijitâ Q / Visitor Q (2001) #758 on TSZDT 7/10
162. La residencia / The Finishing School / The House That Screamed (1970) #515 on TSZDT 4/10
163. Rituals / The Creeper (1977) #880 on TSZDT 5/10
164. The House on Sorority Row / House of Evil (1983) #656 on TSZDT 5/10
165. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 2
166. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) #411 on TSZDT 6/10
167. Rinne / Reincarnation (2005) #717 on TSZDT 4/10
168. Haze (2005) #794 on TSZDT 6/10
169. Il mulino delle donne di pietra / Mill of the Stone Women (1960) #868 on TSZDT 5/10
170. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 3
171. The Cat and the Canary (1927) #396 on TSZDT 6/10
172. Marebito / The Stranger from Afar (2004) #960 on TSZDT 5/10
173. Night of the Dark Full Moon / Silent Night, Bloody Night / Deathouse (1972) #718 on TSZDT 3/10
174. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) Season 2, Episode 4
---. Riget / The Kingdom (1994) #394 on TSZDT
175. Santa's Slay (2005) #811 on TSZDT 4/10
176. La corta notte delle bambole di vetro / Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) #908 on TSZDT 5/10
177. Ganja & Hess / Black Evil (1973) #690 on TSZDT 4/10
178. The Uninvited (2009) #932 on TSZDT 4/10
179. Vierges et vampires / Requiem for a Vampire / Caged Virgins (1971) #929 on TSZDT 4/10
180. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) #692 on TSZDT 5/10
181. Jiao zi / Dumplings (2004) #723 on TSZDT 6/10
182. Fire in the Sky (1993) #946 on TSZDT 4/10
183. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) #921 on TSZDT 4/10
184. Curtains (1983) #890 on TSZDT 4/10
185. Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu / Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu (2003) #545 on TSZDT 5/10
186. La morte vivante / The Living Dead Girl (1982) #827 on TSZDT 4/10
187. Gritos en la noche / The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) #823 on TSZDT 5/10
188. Otesánek / Little Otik / Greedy Guts (2000) #734 on TSZDT 7/10
189. Spalovac mrtvol / The Cremator (1969) #458 on TSZDT 8/10
190. Sílení / Lunacy (2005) #828 on TSZDT 6/10
191. Le frisson des vampires / The Shiver of the Vampires / Strange Things Happen at Night (1971) #867 on TSZDT 3/10
192. Misterios de ultratumba / The Black Pit of Dr. M (1959) #891 on TSZDT 4/10
193. Begotten (1990) #524 on TSZDT 3/10
194. Inland Empire (2006) #459 on TSZDT 6/10
195. Jigoku / The Sinners of Hell (1960) #374 on TSZDT 4/10
196. Cure (1997) #320 on TSZDT 6/10
197. I vampiri / Lust of the Vampire (1957) #701 on TSZDT 5/10
198. Funny Games (2007) #402 on TSZDT 2/10
199. Orlacs Hände / The Hands of Orlac (1924) #719 on TSZDT 5/10
200. De dødes tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958) #952 on TSZDT 3/10
201. Hei tai yang 731 / Squadron 731 / Men Behind the Sun (1988) #727 on TSZDT 5/10
202. Sombre (1998) #951 on TSZDT 5/10
203. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû / Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) #888 on TSZDT 5/10
204. House of Dark Shadows (1970) #974 on TSZDT 4/10
205. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan / The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) #999 on TSZDT 5/10
206. Hanyo / The Housemaid (1960) #743 on TSZDT 7/10
207. Panna a netvor / Beauty and the Beast (1978) #817 on TSZDT 6/10
208. Shura / Demons (1971) #997 on TSZDT 7/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
209. Figures de cire / The Man with Wax Faces (1914) #1917 on TSZDT 6/10
210. Tusk (2014) #1761 on TSZDT 3/10
211. Wind Chill (2007) #1391 on TSZDT 3/10
212. Evilspeak (1981) #1482 on TSZDT 4/10
213. Night of the Demons 2 / Night of the Demons: Angela's Revenge (1994) #1396 on TSZDT 5/10
214. Mr. Brooks (2007) #1870 on TSZDT 4/10
215. Vinyan (2008) #1299 on TSZDT 3/10
216. Wilderness (2006) #1760 on TSZDT 4/10
217. Strangeland (1998) #1770 on TSZDT 3/10
218. Secret Window (2004) #1027 on TSZDT 5/10
219. Sharknado (2013) #1792 on TSZDT 4/10
220. Resolution (2012) #1236 on TSZDT 3/10
221. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) #1520 on TSZDT 4/10
222. Prison (1987) #1827 on TSZDT 4/10
223. Byt / The Flat (1968) #1652 on TSZDT 7/10
224. The Taking / The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014) #1092 on TSZDT 5/10
225. Dark Skies (2013) #1423 on TSZDT 2/10
226. Yeogo goedam / Whispering Corridors (1998) #1230 on TSZDT 3/10
227. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) #1428 on TSZDT 3/10
228. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) #1769 on TSZDT 4/10
229. Tsumetai nettaigyo / Cold Fish (2010) #1158 on TSZDT
An interesting crime thriller and character study, almost in the vein of the darker films of the Coen brothers. Mitsuru Fukikoshi does some great work as the main character who is involuntarily dragged into a life of brutal murder. The film feels does feel drawn out, with the plot taking a long time to get into gear. When the murders start the pace increases and it becomes a lot more interesting, but it should have been half an hour shorter. As to the arguments that the film is misogynist, it seemed to me that much of the violence against women was in the process of satirising and condemning abuse and dependency, but on the other hand the women don't have much agency and sometimes act stupidly.
5/10

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230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT
This film was absurdly ambitious. It's set in a futuristic art deco world that revolves around a biotech corporation that gives organ transplants and plastic surgery but sends murderous killers to repossesses the organs if the recipients default on their payments. So it's at once a high-concept sci-fi, a satire on corporatised medicine and plastic surgery, a gory horror, a crime thriller when it focusses on the dynastic manouevring of the family that owns the corporartion. It comes with comic book style interludes that explain backstory and, of course, it's a musical. In a Sondheim-style touch the songs vary in style often according to character, from nu-metal to techno-pop to opera. Therefore it's not a huge slight that it doesn't come close to making any of this work; the songs are bad (both lyrically and musically) and the story tries to do far to much for a narrative thread to emerge, however it was interesting to watch the film and wonder what it was going to do next. Even though it does constantly overreach itself it's admirable in its dedication to a vision.
4/10

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231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT
The franchise has clearly run out of steam. O'Rourke (her face bloated from incorrectly prescribed steroids) and Rubinstein are the only returning cast members resulting in an awkward storyline where the Freeling family have dumped their youngest ghost-magnet child on an aunt who lives in Chicago's John Hancock Center and the events of the first two films are dismissed as hypnotic suggestion by an irritatingly obtuse and badly acted psychiatrist character. Of course the ghosts turn up again and there's a bunch of supernatural set pieces that are sometimes cool to look at but aren't scary. The script is exceptionally bad: the writers of the first two films didn't return either so the director wrote his own script where about half the lines seem to be people shouting "Carol Anne!"
3/10

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232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT
A high-budget ghost story that offers a reheated and predictable plot but is blessed with an fantastic cast and slick cinematography that keeps it watchable. None of it is scary or interesting: it's just a mindless horror film that has been saved from complete ignominy by the talent in front of the camera.
3/10

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233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT
A fun short feature about two housemates whose rivalry and jealousy escalates into increasing violence. This was made for a challenge, with the limitations that it had to be filmed in one week, with two actors in one setting. Despite this, there's a lot of care that has gone into the film: it looks unpolished but the inventive cinematography and performances drive the film along and keep things interesting. It would have been easy to just put together long sequences of violence, but the film gives detailed and layered characterisations of the two protagonists.
6/10

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234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT
A brilliantly sinister and tense episode of this long-runnning show. The concept is fascinating in that it functions as a metaphor for dictatorship and invites a sympathetic reading of the monstrous Anthony. He's just a child, he hasn't learned that what he's doing is wrong, but at the same time the intimidation of his powers means he never will. This episode actually improves on the original short story by adding a scene of everybody being too scared to attack him and portraying Anthony as a normal-looking human child. Bill Mumy does great work as Anthony here.
9/10

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235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT
I have now seen all five of the Silent Night, Deadly Night films and this is the worst. It has little to do with the first two films (killer Ricky is back, played by different actor, but he doesn't dress as Santa this time or use his signature axe), and the perfunctory plot has Ricky establishing a psychic link with a blind girl and then stalking her and her family. It ends up being one of the most rote slashers I've seen. Strangely the small cast of slasher victims contains three people who would go on to work in major roles for David Lynch: Eric DaRe and Richard Beymer from Twin Peaks and Laura Harring.
2/10

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Post by 1SO » April 19th, 2017, 7:48 am

227. Night of the Demons (1988)
Watching this unstylish, unfunny variation of Evil Dead, it’s astonishing to learn they made four of these. Most people will have never heard of the one film, but then you learn it’s a franchise? Reminded me that Linnea Quigley used to be a thing.


228. Men Behind the Sun (1988)
Men Behind the Sun has the prestige of history, which makes it miles better than I Spit On Your Grave, and it isn't just hiding behind a few facts to slip in controversial images. As a film, it's not quite successful, but it comes pretty close and the shock has kept the legacy of Unit 731 alive, so the filmmakers have succeeded in a rather unusual way.


229. The Church (1989)
Italian horror from the director of Cemetery Man, co-written and co-produced by Dario Argento, whose teenage daughter Asia is cast in a major role. Typical of giallo there’s wild imagination and very little logic. The back half is designed like 1985’s Demons. There’s also a sequence that’s a direct steal from Rosemary’s Baby.


230. Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
So nice to report that this sequel retains the fun of the original film. So many terrible comedy horrors in this Marathon, and while Bride never made me laugh out loud, I was constantly amused by the story and the wonderful performance by Jeffrey Combs, returning as Dr. Herbert West. There’s a terrible sub-plot involving a room of insane people who arrive without reason for the climax and the last three minutes goes too far with illogical body attachment combinations, including the returning head of evil Dr. Hill flying around on bat wings. Overall however, this is a worthy follow up.


231. Baby Blood (1990)
Predating New French Extremity by almost 10 years, this mixture of body horror, rough sex and an over-abundance of blood fits right in with others from the movement. Sometimes it goes too far in a fun way, but just as often it feels like blood and discomfort are its aim. It hits that target, but ends up a rougher watch than it probably needed to be. Typical of NFE.


232. Troll 2 (1990)
I feel a little bad that this film’s reputation is for being a terrible movie. I mean, they made a movie, which is better than any of us can say. Then I watched it.


233. Child's Play 2 (1990)
Even though the killer is a kid’s doll, this is the same type of uninspired adherence to formula that doomed the romantic comedy. The film is more interested in franchise building than creating any genuine scares and lit bright as a TV comedy. The finale, set in a Chucky manufacturing plant, is full of potential, but even that is too bright and colorful. No scarier than a jack-in-the-box.


234. La setta (1991)
From the makers of The Church, this seemed like it’s going to dodge the usual Italian horror roadblocks with an apocalyptic mixture of The Omen and Rosemary’s Baby. The satanic imagery is strong and insidious, but eventually that’s all there is while the plot fights to get to the end, ultimately brought down by the need for immediate horror satisfaction.

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