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Post by ChrisReynolds » April 26th, 2017, 1:36 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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT
Slighty spooky, but the flimsiness of the story, the lack of threat and some poor production values (the sound quality is like something from a radio) let it down. On the positive side, Welles' deep tones are effective and make him a good fit to narrate the story, and there's some reasonably effective moody camerawork.
4/10

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237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT
This is a British attempt to cash in on the success of the Universal Horror films, so the writers have taken a traditional English country house mystery with a cast of eccentric characters and grafted on an undead villain, in the shape of Karloff giving a performance that finds a halfway point between Frankenstein's creature and the Mummy. The highlights are beautiful expressionistic cinematography by Gunther Krampf (who also did Pandora's Box, The Hands of Orlac and Nosferatu), some witty lines and, of course, Karloff (though his appearances are limited). However the hackneyed plot and low quality of some of the other performances work against it. Unfortunately the copy on my DVD was a heavily cut poor-quality print so I'm giving it a bit of benefit of the doubt.
5/10

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238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT
The best films have a good beginning, middle and end. The worst films have none of those. There are plenty of films that have various combinations in between, but this film is unusual in having a weak beginning and end but a very good middle. After suddenly pitching the viewer into a brief scene of rape and murder the film slows down for a long period to establish characters and set-ups. When the action begins, there's a lot of things I like: Deodato's direction is intense and suspenseful; he delivers the exploitative sex and violence but also handles the character moments well. The script is quite interesting, being more interested in the shifting power dynamics than are usually seen in these films, and the characters are more detailed than would be expected for a home invasion and exploitation film. Then the film gets to the end and there's a big twist. I liked that it causes the audience to reassess all the power dynamics of the movie, but it left an unsatisfying, unresolved feeling to the ending.
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I do think the twist makes some sort of sense when Borromeo's character explains that he wanted to get the gun earlier but wasn't able to get to it. The plan seems to have been to humiliate Alex, goad him into attacking them and then use that as an excuse to kill him and get away with it. But events seem to have got badly out of control, probably because they weren't expecting Alex's friend, but how wrong did it go? Was everybody in on it? It didn't seem like the blonde girl who arrived late was. How do the others feel about how bad things got? It's this lack of satisfying answers that stops the film being good.
5/10

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239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT
This isn't so much a remake of When a Stranger Calls (1979) as they are both variations on the Babysitter and the Man Upstairs urban legend. The '79 version got 20 minutes out of this premise, this one stretches to more than three times that amount. That means masses of padding and fake scares before the killer finally reveals himself. There is style and occasionally some suspense, but it fails because it has so little story, so little originality and so little payoff (it's a PG-13 horror so there's only a little mild violence and no blood). Not unwatchable, but this is teen horror at its blandest.
3/10

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240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT
A classic comedy-horror short. Gance is on top inventive form here, orchaestrating a large variety of scary creatures and optical effects. Max Linder is extremely good here: his acting is mostly for humourous effect, and he does well with the slapstick, but towards the end he seems genuinely terrified with tears running down his face. I would have thought more highly of it, but the final twist rather undermines the premise, and the victims are in unlikely good spirits after the terrors they have experienced.
6/10

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#362

Post by 1SO » May 1st, 2017, 7:39 am

235. Trauma (1993)
Dario Argento is frustrating on a good day and this is not a good day. Serial killer mystery is repetitious with the murders, the plot is shoddy and it’s a really pervy decision for the director to have his underage daughter Asia doing nudity and a sex scene. Occasional Hitchcock homages and some good guest casting (Brad Dourif) but the best thing Argento ever did was use bold, lurid colors and that was just a phase.


236. Body Melt (1993)
Australian body horror that’s like Street Trash filtered through the cra-zy Oz mentality. This isn’t much better, but I prefer crazy, gross Aussies to disgusting, scumbag Americans.


237. Return of the Living Dead Part III (1993)
After Society, Bride of Re-Animator and this I guess I’m a fan of director Brian Yuzna. Being a former Producer, his storytelling is very efficient, sometimes too much so, with stock characters and situations that could be fleshed out. The zombies here are very creative and Yuzna has the Makeup Effects crew to pull it off. The film also boasts a strong performance by Melinda Clarke as a teenager who turns into a zombie over the course of the film. Her reactions to the growing hunger and pain give the genre a fresh insider perspective. The Haunted Maze style finale makes this a fun selection.


238. Nightwatch (1994)
I’ve always heard this was the superior version of the film the director remade in English three years later, but watching this was like re-watching the remake, almost shot-for-shot, and with all of the same problems. The male characters are unlikable in how they treat their girlfriends and the surprises are telegraphed well ahead of time.


239. Hardware (1990)
Richard Stanley has an interesting legacy, but he's overrated as a director and over-impressed with himself right at the start. Deadly slow, over stylized, and braindead.


240. Brainscan (1994)
Some of the best horror films come from filmmakers who are clear fans of the genre. This is thrown together by Producers who think they know the formula for taking money from young adult men. Modern teenagers as described by fathers and a character named Trickster who badly wants to be the new Freddy. Instead he’s a Top 5 Poochie.


241. Castle Freak (1995)
The cheesy poster gave me low expectations, though honestly most of this Marathon is built on low expectations. The director is Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and he reunites that film’s stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton to play a normal husband and wife who inherit a castle and the feral human living in the basement. A simple premise given an equally cut-and-dry execution. Disappointing to see Combs play a normal dad, but he does a good job of it so… range.


242. The Dentist (1996)
Strike One for Brian Yuzna. I came for the uncomfortable dentistry, but was let down hardest by the dumbed-down portrayal of men and women. It would be misogynist if Corbin Bernsen’s dentist were the least bit sympathetic. Making matters worse is Bernsen’s TV Soap Opera performance, but you can also blame the material which demands he go from paranoid husband to psychopath in a matter of hours.


243. Ebola Syndrome (1996)
Extreme horror tempered by 90s Hong Kong exuberance. Anthony Wong (Hard Boiled, Infernal Affairs) plays one of the most depraved characters I’ve ever seen in a film, a murderer and rapist who spreads Ebola around the city as fast as he can because he just don’t care. The character could only be more detestable if they’d cast someone like Abel Ferrara. Oddly, Wong makes this scum more watchable than he should be. Film is horribly paced and too in love with its icky extremeness.

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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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT
More of a sci-fi than a horror, this is in the mould of the mad scientist tales of 40s, the comparison made even more clear by Karloff's role as the scientist who hypnotises Ogilvy with his mad science machines. The film does some good character work with interesting portrayals of their motivations, but the slowness of the story, the lack of exploration of the idea (partly caused by the slowness: things should have got more out of hand at an earlier point), and dumb characters (hmmm... my friend has been acting crazy and nearly beat me to death and now the girl I saw him with last night has turned up murdered. I'd better go round to his house to check on him) all hurt the film.
4/10

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242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT
A wordless short that is heavy on atmosphere and plays with colour (it appears to have been filmed in black and white and then hand coloured in the manner of silent movies). The antique clutter in a decaying mansion reminded me of Hourglass Sanitorium.
6/10

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243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT
An excellent movie that doesn't make the main list because it's not really horror (though its position just outside the list suggests that it could in future). It's a blend of multiple genres and although it takes inspiration from Reiner's Misery, the movie is more of a mix of thriller, mystery and comedy: scenes of violence tend to be initially mined for suspense, and end with a slapstick punchline. It's an interesting and unique film that defies expectations and manages to make its wildly different tones and genres work together without seeming incongruous. A lot of this is down to great committed performances and skillful direction. Particularly noteworthy is a surreal fantasy sequence late on in the movie that gives a hallucinogenic conspiracy-theory version of the history of Earth. This would have been a favourite, but I think the way it ended undermined a lot of the rest of the movie.
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The crazy alien conspiracy being real doesn't make much sense and contradicts the movie's portrayal up to that point of the conspiracy being arrived at through drug abuse and grief. So it makes the kidnapper's and victim's motivations much more shallow. Then the aliens destroy Earth, which undermines the alien conspiracy story that was supposed to have the aliens trying to save humanity out of guilt and also undermines the audience's investment in the kidnap victim. If it ended with another pullback to show that the final sci-fi sequence was all in the imagination of the kidnapper before he died, that would have worked. As it is, that is only an interpretation that the movie doesn't place much weight on. Or the film could have just ended three minutes earlier.
7/10

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244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT
Bunch of demons in a mansion start possessing people and then there's a lot of running around and gory deaths. Seems like a simple recipe, but this film can't get it to work. From badly-delineated characters, a lack of action in the first half, poor use of a cast who all seem to be on a downward career trajectory, some of the clumsiest exposition ever (a character looks at scrawled magic spells on a wall and immediately narrates the entire backstory of the demons and the rules for defeating them) and a stupid ending that would have paralysed or killed the heroine if it had happened in the real world. The gore, demon makeup and nudity save this from total disaster. This marked the tail-end of Shannon Elizabeth's career as a sex symbol before moving into straight-to-video and TV movies (she probably deserved a better career but never broke out of her typecasting), and also the terminal downward trajectory of Edward Furlong and Monica Keena, who met on the set here and seem to have descended into a life of drugs, physical abuse and hooking.
3/10

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245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT
I didn't like the first film much, but it at least had some scary bits. This one tries to expand the mythology so much it ends up becoming a fantasy film featuring portals and magic doors, losing its scariness in the process. Other than that it's the usual routine of dumb people running around in the dark with cameras they never turn off.
3/10

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246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT
At a mammoth 4 hours it's one of the longest works in the whole TSZDT top 2000. That seems a bit excessive for a doumentary on a slasher franchise, but with 8 films, a TV series and a huge global franchise to get through there's a lot to talk about and it's always interesting. This is essentially a talking-heads documentary with footage from the films, but the number of participants is impressive: all the directors and all the major actors bar Patricia Arquette and Johnny Depp. The participants are all candid in their opinions and have insightful things to say, and within the documentary you can also trace the trajectory of people's careers and the story of New Line studios.
7/10

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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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT
An almost unkillable alien beast from Mars stows away on a spaceship killing the crew. Ridley Scott's Alien draws heavily from it, to the extent that it's almost like a re-imagining of the same scenario. That's not to say is It! is totally original, as it takes a lot from The Thing From Another World. However, the comparisons with Alien, which gets most things right also highlight things wrong with this film: Alien has a crew of fully rounded and interesting characters, It! has a larger crew who are interchangeable and not given much characterisation; in Alien their weapons are limited to improvised flamethrowers which makes sense for a mining ship in space, here they're armed to the teeth with potentially hull-piercing grenades and guns which don't make sense for a rescue mission that wasn't expecting trouble; Alien has an iconic and convincing monster, It! has a fake-looking suit with silly teeth.
4/10

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248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT
A woman is employed as a nanny to a child who controls zombies with her mind. Bad acting and editing contribute to a low quality feel, but it's the dearth of action until the finale that really kills the film. There is some decent makeup on a few gory deaths, but the zombies (made out of body suits covered in toilet paper) are less impressive. I did like the hallucinatory mise en scène of forests filled with fog and shafts of light typical of seventies horror, but that wasn't enough to save this film.
3/10

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2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list

249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT
One of two 1965 efforts by Hammer to jump on the "psycho biddy" craze (the other being the superior The Nanny), this was also released in the same year as The Collector to which it has a similar plot (woman held hostage in a house), so it seems like Hammer could have been trying to steal a bit of that movie's thunder by adapting a knock-off of the hit novel. The movie is a bit of a mixed bag, with the real value coming from the performances, with standouts from Bankhead as the psycho biddy and Peter Vaughan as her loathsome servant. There's nothing badly wrong with this film yet somehow the events all feel episodic and not compelling enough. I think the real problem is that the tone is wrong: it's too campy and silly to be properly tense and never gets nasty enough to be scary.
5/10

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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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT
Taking its cue from Terminator, here we have a warlock and his witch-hunter enemy time-travelling to contemporary America and racing to find a magic book that can unmake Creation. It's more of an action and fantasy film than a horror, keeping the more explicit violence offscreen and avoiding tension in favour of action-packed magic battles with cheesy effects that verge on the slapstick. It's actually reasonably fun, and benefits from Sands and Grant as the two scenery-chewing mortal enemies. Singer is poor, but you can't have everything. Apart from that, the film suffers from just being OK in most aspects: it has some action, excitement and humour, but not enough to recommend it over many other similar films. It also doesn't explore its premise much: more inventive magic spells and having the characters react more to a world three centuries in their future would have helped.
5/10

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251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT
A fun spooky mystery, remaking the original silent version with more humour. It doesn't have as much visual style as the original, but it's still competently filmed and moves along at a fast pace. I also think the ending is handled more effectively here, with more danger and the villain's evil being more pronounced. It's not as consistently funny or as well-directed as the following year's The Ghost Breakers from the same team, but it also doesn't have the racism.
6/10

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252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT
After her husband is killed by the mafia, Sugar Hill summons Baron Samedi and his army of zombies to take revenge. This borrows from the previous year's Live and Let Die, but the zombies are some striking creations, covered in cobwebs and with large metal spheres for eyes. The movie is built around fun scenes where the various mafiosi fall into the clutches of Sugar Hill and Samedi allowing them to deliver ripe Blaxploitation dialogue before unleashing the zombies. The weakness is that there isn't much to this film apart from that: Sugar Hill and Samedi have such powerful voodoo that neither the mafia nor the suspicious cop have any chance to stop them, so there's no tension.
5/10

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PLATINUM medal achieved on list

253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1351 on TSZDT
This seems like it arrived late for the wave of teen horrors and dramas that ruled the 90s. It has a surprising amount of pace and competent direction for such a low-budget film but the twists aren't surprising and there's very little that is horrific. Also Bon Jovi is in it. The dialogue is all snappy teen-movie-speak that's delivered as though it's witty but is actually weird nonsense. That sounds bad, but amusingly bad dialogue can always add an edge of interest to trashy movies.
4/10

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244. Wishmaster (1997)
Obvious attempt at creating a new Horror icon has a clever idea in the mythology of wish-granting genies being evil and always making the worst of your wish. Beyond that the script is terrible and many of the wish twists are great leaps of logic. On the plus side, Tammy Lauren is a very likable female lead, the evil Djinn has a cool growly voice and the practical makeup effects are superior, probably because the director is Robert Kurtzman of KNB Effects.


245. Jack Frost (1997)
To its credit, the filmmakers seem to know that a killer snowman is a terrible idea to take seriously. Performances are deadpan and despite the killing, this is much more comedy than horror. Still, this isn’t worth any more of your time than a YouTube short. To sustain feature length, there needs to be genuine wit and clever ideas. Killer Klowns from Outer Space is the superior version of this type of film.


246. Dracula (1931)
Shot at the same time and using the same sets as the more famous Bela Lugosi film, this is the superior film because the direction is more cinematic and more atmospheric than Tod Browning’s version. Too bad the actor playing Dracula here doesn’t have an idea for the character. (Looking like Nicholas Cage playing Dracula doesn’t help.) Bela Lugosi is more theatrical, but he also has an otherworldly presence.


247. The Ghoul (1933)
A bunch of eccentric people acting spooky. Only Boris Karloff manages to make his screen time matter. I couldn’t care about the rest of them.


248. Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)
Baby Jane grand dame goth starring Tallulah Bankhead who abducts her recently deceased son’s fiancé (Stefanie Powers). Script is by Richard Matheson, but if you’re going to watch just one 1965 performance-centric horror about abduction and captivity, make it William Wyler’s The Collector.


249. The Sorcerers (1967)
Boris Karloff gets to play both predator and victim as a hypnotist who, along with his wife, learns how to completely control and experience the life of a young man. The wife becomes obsessed with the freedom of action without consequence, holding Karloff captive while continuing to push the moral envelope of experiences. Starts comical, in ways both intentional and not. (The music and lighting of psychedelic, swinging London really dates this.) Effectively grows more serious, while the plot remains preposterous. Karloff and wife (Catherine Lacey) mostly sit around the dinner table exchanging reactions, but they're just as captivating as the young man's world.


250. Sugar Hill (1974)
Zombie Blaxploitation Female Revenge film sounds like it can’t miss, but the problem is the script is too by-the-numbers and mostly a repetitive series of voodoo killings. Well made and better acted than most Blaxploitation, but the lack of inspiration leaves me hoping Jordan Peele has plans to remake this.

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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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT
A very bad post-Scream slasher, wherein a group of women who humiliated a nerd in high school are stalked by a slasher in the present day. It doesn't make much sense, the women are unsympathetic and annoying and there is no gore or nudity. It's better made than a lot of the slashers from the eighties, with better acting and a fast pace, but never delivers the salacious elements that weaker slashers can benefit from.
3/10

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255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT
An unnecessary sequel to Jaws. Unsurprisingly this is inferior in all aspects to the original masterpiece, but of the returning elements, Scheider's lead performance and Williams' music remain good and the new cinematographer does a decent job of maintaining the original's visual style. The script is content to rehash a lot of the plot points (frustrating) while putting the focus for much of the second half on a group of dumb teenagers that the shark picks off, which interestingly moves it partially towards slasher movie territory just before the slasher boom kicks off.
4/10

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256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT
Should have been called Jason Takes a Cruise Ship, because that's where he spends most of the movie, killing off some of the least characterised teens in the series in uninspired death scenes (bar one decaptitation late on in the film). When the cast get to New York, Jason is still stalking the same group of teenagers who were on the cruise ship and the setting is poorly used. The film does have a nostalgic quality about it, carrying some of the essence of the teen movies and slashers that ruled the 80s US box office, but the stupidity becomes tedious.
3/10

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257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT
This should have been better, but it's beset by a host of problems that bring the quality down. The story is derivative of a lot of other J-Horror, with elements of Dark Water and The Eye. That it mixes in a riff on Powell & Pressburger's The Red Shoes as the backstory for the haunted high heels is interesting but the plot as a whole is still forgettable and unclear. There's also a lot of poor editing in scenes which involve scares/action and most of the film is mostly shot using a bright desaturated look which grows tiresome. The flashback scenes, which are shot normally, look much better.

low 4/10

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258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT
A fascinating and morbidly personal telling of Macbeth that falls short of greatness by being uneven. The film looks great and has a good cast of actors. The best bits are the violence and despair, as the film seems to comment on cycles of violence and how it leads to personal destruction for the perpetrators and despair for the victims. It's hard not to see echoes of the Tate-Labianca murders as Macbeth has his flunkies murder Macduff's wife and children because of the visions shown to him by the witches (in a sequence that is made here to resemble a drug trip). Some good fight scenes in this too, from expert sword-fighting choreographer William Hobbs, although the battle of Dunsinane is presented here as a fait accompli as all Macbeth's forces desert. Not on the main list because I doubt most people would class it as horror. The scenes of ghosts and witches fit the horror genre, but mostly it fits more into the history genre. I'd also argue that the attempts to add more realism to this than usual Macbeth productions undercut some of the horror because it loses the air of the uncanny.
7/10

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BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film

259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT
When reviewing Jaws 2, the site "Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension" identified several negative elements of a first sequel, and this checks all of them.
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  • A discernible slip in quality from the parent film is already evident. A superlative film is followed by a pedestrian one.
  • A significant number of people involved in crafting the original film are conspicuous by their absence.
  • In areas in which its predecessor was accomplished, the follow-up will range from competent to ludicrous.
  • Various plot devices and stylistic elements from the earlier movie are simply rehashed, only with much less verve, panache and, obviously, originality.
  • Other aspects are souped up, often counterproductively, to compensate for this fact. Material introduced to emulate other contemporary films proves inappropriate.
  • The unlikeliness of the initial picture’s premise will be substantially magnified by its reoccurrence here. Suspension of disbelief is therefore less readily granted.
  • Some films are designed to have an ‘open ending,’ allowing for the smooth transition to a sequel. Others, such as Jaws, are not. This generally results in a greater artificiality and pronounced awkwardness in the second film’s proceedings.
  • There’s little apparent reason, other than the lure of box office lucre, to justify this film’s existence.
  • The result is a film that’s watchable, but mediocre and often flaccid.
Director Underwood and actor Bacon do not return, leading to less successful suspense sequences and Bacon's character being replaced by an annoying moron. Also, the decision to introduce a new life cycle stage of graboid loses the uniqueness of the giant worm concept and makes them less scary and more like regular monsters. I think they may have been trying to copy elements of Jurassic Park and make the monsters more like the Raptors. There's still some creature feature fun to be had here, but this loses most of what made the original film special.
4/10

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251. Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind (1980)
I just can’t get into the Chinese horror comedies, even though the tone isn’t too far off from Ghostbusters and the later films of Stephen Chow. I like Sammo Hung, but the humor is so broad and childish. Even the clever ideas come across as sketch comedy, and not SNL sketch, but MadTV.

252. Slaughter High (1986)
Of all the new inclusions on They Shoot Zombies list, this is the most inexplicable, a slasher film whose twist is that everyone is completely terrible, including the final girl. The typical nerd who will become our killer is pranked multiple times in the opening with not only sexual embarrassment typical of the genre, but electrocution and acid. Budget is low, direction is poor, ending is weird and illogical but the best part of the film. Even the review on They Shoot Zombies recommends it only to genre fans and suggests a few beers.

253. The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993)
Butcher turned serial killer, from the director of Ebola Syndrome working once again with Anthony Wong, whose acting ability I’ve severely under-appreciated. The other film prepared me for the extreme violence and this one certainly doesn't hold back. However, the climax involves the torture and murder of children, done in a irresponsible grindhouse manner.

254. The Nameless (1999)
I’m a fan of director Jaume Balagueró ([REC], Sleep Tight) and this has an intriguing cop thriller premise. When he focuses on the mother whose murdered daughter may not be dead but still held captive over five years, it’s an effective psychological drama. However, there’s a thread about growing and harvesting evil from people that becomes increasingly preposterous as it becomes more important to the film. Well made, but loses its way.

255. Wendigo (2001)
The opening confrontation between a family from the city (Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber and Erik Per Sullivan) and wilderness hunters gave me Eden Lake chills. The rest of the film could’ve been a solid paranoia thriller over whether the feud has died down. There are some good ideas and interesting ways of tying the psychological to the supernatural. Despite the super low budget, filmmaker Larry Fessenden shows a distinct vision. However, the promise is never fulfilled and the Wendigo ends up being the wrong thing to focus on.

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256. The Hole (2001)
Bad stuff happens to four teenagers trapped in an underground lair. The film’s cleverness and revelations that characters are even more despicable than they first appear reeks of early Danny Boyle. So much so that it never stands on its own because the twists aren’t cool or surprising, they’re just fulfilling genre expectations. Good performances by a cast, which includes Keira Knightley and Thora Birch.


257-259. Rose Red (2002)
Haunted House story has King’s strength of being so steeped in the genre it manages to cram in pretty much every good thing that’s ever been in any haunted house story ever, including what makes those moments good in the first place. There’s also King’s weakness with each character getting only one note to play over the 4 hours. Some of the CGI begs you to go easy on it, while the overall Art Direction, Lighting and Makeup are quite good. Mostly works as dumb fun, but also a lot of moments where I cringed and groaned.


260. Dracula: Pages From a Virgin’s Diary (2002)
Those unfamiliar with Guy Maddin will find this to be one of the strangest films they’ve ever seen. I found it less alien than typical Maddin because he was working off a well-known story instead of his own surreal ideas. Maddin takes a couple of key threads from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and mixes in modern dance and silent cinema, filmed using 21st Century techniques. The results are occasionally stunning and the different elements work surprisingly well together, though I quickly go so used to the style, I became a little bored by the overly-familiar subject matter.


261.Maléfique (2002)
Never heard of the film or French filmmaker Eric Valette. Don’t know what to make of this, which reminded me of Le Trou with poorly conceived characters like the crazy idiot that eats anything and the transsexual bully. They find a magic book that may help them escape or… you know… damn them for all eternity. Could’ve been better paced, but reasonably well made and quite visual considering 90% takes place in one prison cell. Climax is a bit heady and it doesn’t leave me caring to think much about it.


262. Darkness Falls (2003)
I’ve now seen 4 of director Jonathan Liebesman’s 6 features and if I watch any more I can only blame myself. Like Teenage Mutant, Ninja Turtles, Battle: LA and Wrath of the Titans, he doesn’t know how to use the art to craft a good scare or thrill. Instead, he cranks up the volume and doubles the edits until the hyperactive emptiness numbs me. Story is also stupidly assembled from cliché bits of other horror films.
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1SO on Jun 19 2017, 11:37:20 PM wrote:257. Rose Red (2002)
Rose Red is a three episode miniseries, so counts as three points according to the rules.

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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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT 3/10
255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT 4/10
256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT 3/10
257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT low 4/10
258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT 7/10
BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film
259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT 4/10
260. Se sei vivo spara / Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) #1914 on TSZDT
An interesting concept: it's an allegorical Western, with the Django character presented as a revenant wandering through an off-kilter Western town that could represent some sort of purgatory. Somehow, though, the elements never come together and there are a lot of slow scenes that make it feel like a slog at times. Calling it horror is a huge stretch: it has some violence that is bloodier than usual for the time and the mise en scène could be considered slightly uncanny.
4/10

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261. La femme qui se poudre / The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972) #1669 on TSZDT
A strange avant-garde short, reminiscent of Merhige's Begotten in style. Cryptic and opaque, it was constantly surreal and mysterious, but lacks attempts to scare, shock or disgust which prevents me from thinking of this horror.
5/10

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262. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) #1284 on TSZDT
From 1957 when they released Curse of Frankenstein Hammer Films' output became increasingly made up of gothic horror until the point where they glutted the market in 1971 by releasing eight gothic films in one year. This film comes at the halfway point between those two extremes when they've stepped up to three gothics a year. Regrettably, this mummy effort is far weaker than their sequels to Dracula and Frankenstein. Part of this is down to the dramatic limitations of a bandage-wrapped mummy, but the decision to have two-thirds of the film go before the mummy attacks hurts the story, as do some cost-cutting measures such as using obviously fake backdrops. That said, the Hammer house-style and solid performances gives it a measure of quality that helps to prevent frustration from the slow script. This was at least more satisfying and visually pleasing than that Tom Cruise mummy nonsense that's currently in cinemas.
4/10

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263. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) #1703 on TSZDT
Waste of time with boring characters and no effective scares or excitement. The Paranormal Activity series hamstrings itself by insisting that not only should all the movies feature a different family putting surveillance cameras around their home, but that all the movies need to involve the same demon. This makes the films completely predictable, stetches suspension of disbelief by having the same events and reactions repeat themselves across different families, and adds unecessary confusion about the timeline of these films.
2/10

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264. Spiral (2007) #1687 on TSZDT
Indie mumblecore drama with a bit of horror mixed in. Weird artistic loners are mainstays of both horror films (where they turn out to be killers) and indie films (where they turn out to be misunderstood and have beautiful souls), so this is a natural cross-pollination, but it also results in a feeling of unoriginality: I've seen the events here play out many times before in other movies. I liked the idea for the ending, but I think it deserved a better movie around it, and I got the feeling that the whole rest of the movie was just used to set it up. Aside from that, the film is occasionally effective as a character study.
4/10

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263. Dead & Breakfast (2004)
Much like Very Bad Things, I wanted to punch this annoyingly unfunny gore comedy in the face. Many familiar faces who should be ashamed, so I’m going to take the rest of my time listing their names. Jeremy Sisto, Erik Palladino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Portia de Rossi, Ever Carradine, David Carradine, Deidrich Bader, Bianca Lawson and Oz Perkins.


264. Marebito (2004)
aka. The Stranger From Afar
Made in 8 days by Takeshi Shimizu (The Grudge films… all of them) this is a rambling mixture of elements held together by a strong sense of mood. On the surface there’s a hidden underground city, a woman in chains, voyeurism, supernatural fear hiding in plain sight, serial murder and vampirism. Beneath that there are themes of changing gender dynamics in Japanese society, the way some people treat pets like humans, using a camera to distance yourself from the horror of the real world. In other words it’s all over the place but holds interest with its interesting ideas. The filmmaking is creepy and haunting, mostly shot in low def. It only hurts the film in that mysterious city, which looks like an old computer game.


265. Dumplings (2004)
I had already seen the shorter version of this as part of Three… Extremes, where the base uncomfortable components – cannibalism and abortion – work better. Double the length, the mood and Christopher Doyle’s cinematography remain strong, but the simplicity of the story left me hungry for more content.


266. The Skeleton Key (2005)
The story beats unfold similar to Get Out, so the contrast shows what’s wrong here. Get Out’s suspense is the result of pointed and uneasy racial satire. Skeleton Key is built on a tourist’s idea of Voodoo in New Orleans. Director Ian Softley scoops in bayou mysticism for atmosphere, but it’s as phony as his portrayal of cyberculture in Hackers. Peter Sarsgaard is a good actor but he doesn’t know how to approach a character who is meant to initially appear helpful. He just waits for the script to tell us what he’s been letting slip the whole time. Despite all that, I really liked the way the ending plays out.

267. Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Not so much “found footage” as a pseudo-documentary, this Japanese horror burns slow, but like early M. Night Shyamalan or the first Paranormal Activity, the pace creates tension because you know the film ultimately wants to give you the creeps… and it does. One of the most effective horror films of the marathon with some really strong images and moments. My biggest problem is I always have to forgive using a mentally challenged character as a genre device when the film is working. (Like Ouija boards, it’s the worst thing you can pit into a film aiming for ultimate realism.) It’s not too distracting here, but I can understand him bothering some people.


268. Isolation (2005)
Irish horror, dismissed as an Alien rip-off, but it’s remarkable how much the film looks like something a young Ridley Scott might have crafted. Writer/Director Billy O’Brien makes some rookie mistakes, like too much fetishizing the gore of (fake) dead animals. The sheer volume of uncomfortable and icky medical procedures takes away from the atmosphere. (This would be a terrible film to try and eat to.) The final creature design and movement could’ve benefitted from some more money, but if they ever get Alien away from Sir Ridley, O’Brien is someone who deserves serious consideration. Cast includes Sean Harris (Prometheus), Essie Davis (The Babadook) and Ruth Negga (Loving).


269. Santa’s Slay (2005)
aka. Very Bad Santa
How Did This Get Made? A broad and childish comedy about a kill-crazy Santa (wrestler Bill Goldberg). The only film by David Steiman, who worked as a Set P.A. and then personal assistant to Brett Ratner, which might explain the people who appear in this film. The opening scene has James Caan, Fran Drescher, Chris Kattan and Rebecca Gayheart. After that there’s Emilie de Ravin, Robert Culp, Dave Thomas, Saul Rubinek and ‘Tiny’ Lister. I seriously have a lot of questions about this film’s existence.


270. Reincarnation (2005)
I like filmmaker Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge, Marebito) but the scares and creeps in this ghost story are lacking punch. I like the way the film changes its look between the past and the present and there are still some good moments that remind me why I like Shimizu, but the story and style are too simplified so it never gets scary.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 1st, 2017, 2:39 pm

I've intentionally cooled down on this challenge for a while since I've only got 37 movies left on TSZDT. Wanna save some for the October Horror Challenge.

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Post by 1SO » July 3rd, 2017, 7:14 am

My Horror Watchlist had grown way too big to confine my viewing to October. Even at my current rate there will be plenty to choose from in three months.

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Post by 1SO » July 3rd, 2017, 7:19 am

271. Lunacy (2005)
The style here is more like something from the late 60s, with thick blankets of symbolism and heavy ideas that are either bluntly obvious or nonsense. I guess it’s horror because there are a number of images involving organs moving around on their own and the theme of madness, but this kind of surrealism isn’t what I’m looking for and this one in particular was a slog to get through.


272. Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005)
Considered the best episode of Masters of Horror, built around a solid Ringu premise of a lost film screened only once because the crowd went into homicidal rage. Search for the film allows Carpenter to get more successfully meta than usual. First half is talky, and while there’s no way the payoff can match the expectations of the build-up, what we get is pretty satisfying. Music by Cody Carpenter sounds like Papa John, which is great.


273. Sheitan (2006)
The bulk of the film centers on a bunch of young adults, obsessed with sex beyond even what you might expect. The script has more crass sexual talk than Deadpool, and this is a drama, so it wears really thin when the horror takes over an hour before it unleashes hell. That’s the best way to describe it. The final third isn’t supernatural and there’s no torture, but the attacks from Vincent Cassell as a whacked out shepherd have the same relentlessness as Leatherface with his chainsaw. Problem is, it isn’t entertaining to watch, not in a scary way and not in a fun way.


274. Final Destination 3 (2006)
I stopped watching this series with #2 when the formula became too obvious. The spectacular openings are the highlight (and if you haven’t watched 2s log truck, do yourself a favor. While a roller coaster sounds like a great setting for mayhem, filming such a sequence requires clear images at high speeds and too many effects diluting the stuntwork. (This entry makes up for it by having two such sequences.) A nice surprise was discovering the lead is played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, whose recent work has made me a fan.


275. Fido (2006)
Clever concept but clever doesn't automatically equal funny. Admired the original approach so much it made it that much more disappointing that the film barely raised a smile from me.

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276. The Last Winter (2006)
When I saw Wendigo a month ago it left me interested to see more by filmmaker Larry Fessenden. Little did I know this was also on They Shoot Zombies list. Another creature ghost story tied closely to the mysticism of the land (in this case an artic setting similar to The Thing). Again the vision is distinct, the ideas are muddy but occasionally effective. I see why Fessenden has a following and I also see why that following is so small.


277. The Living and the Dead (2006)
In an English manor house, a young adult son suffering from schizophrenia is determined to prove he can take care of his invalid mother better than an outsider nurse. This one is going to be a matter of taste. Performances pull no punches and the frenetic camerawork and disconnected soundscape certainly ring cinematically true, but there’s also a strong whiff of exploitation to the direction which places it firmly in horror. Lodge Kerrigan’s dramas about schizophrenia, Clean Shaven and Keane used a similar technique to better effect. This got me thinking about Angst, which goes down the dark path with its mentally disturbed lead but avoids exploitation with simple, bold directing decisions instead of flashy style and sentiment.


278. The Hamiltons (2006)
Debut from a pair of filmmakers who call themselves The Butcher Brothers is about a suburban family with some deeply dark secrets. I had a lot of trouble getting onto the wavelength of the filmmakers. Don’t know if it’s the inexperience or sloppy storytelling, but the first half is a few interesting ideas slowly searching for a purpose. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Brothers have a better film in their careers, maybe even one that gets me to like this film more.


279. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
There was a time when I could enjoy Troma, but that doesn’t seem like a remote possibility now. I thought it was painful, mainly because the visual humor is so gross it’s deadening. Compare this to Cannibal: The Musical by Trey Parker, distributed by Troma but made independent of them. Parker knows how to blend horror, rude humor and songs. Poultrygeist is what you get when all of that goes horribly wrong.


280. Black Water (2007)
Killer croc in Australian swamp told in a minimalist style. (Not as minimal as Open Water but more than The Shallows.) This means few characters with few plans, mostly hoping to wait out the danger, which can be trying for some, but there’s still enough tension and suspense to make this a decent film for patient viewers. Later the same year, there was an Australian killer croc swamp film with a much larger budget. Looking forward to comparing the two because that one (called Rogue) is up next.
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Post by ChrisReynolds » July 14th, 2017, 2:25 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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT 3/10
255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT 4/10
256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT 3/10
257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT low 4/10
258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT 7/10
BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film
259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT 4/10
260. Se sei vivo spara / Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) #1914 on TSZDT 4/10
261. La femme qui se poudre / The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972) #1669 on TSZDT 5/10
262. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) #1284 on TSZDT 4/10
263. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) #1703 on TSZDT 2/10
264. Spiral (2007) #1687 on TSZDT 4/10
265. White Noise (2005) #1705 on TSZDT
Geoffrey Sax is an experienced TV director, but he has clearly had trouble with this, his first feature. The main problem seems to be there's not nearly enough plot, so we get lots of repetitive scenes of Keaton watching white noise and every five minutes a ghost-face makes a loud noise. There's an unsatisfying and perfunctory ending involving CGI ghosts and on top of everything, Keaton just phones in a performance. Boring.
3/10

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266. The Lost World (1925) #1169 on TSZDT
A groundbreaking adaptation of Conan Doyle's classic. Problems include poor pacing (too much time is spent on the setup), an unnecessary second love interest for Malone (which sabotages the pathos of the one he already has) and the reduction of a whole race of ape-men to one. However the effort and detail put into realising the stop-motion dinosaurs pours off the screen and the climax with the brontosaurus stomping around London at the end is everything I wanted it to be.
6/10

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267. The Dark Hours (2005) #1512 on TSZDT
A home invasion thriller which has some good acting and does some decent work with a low budget. Unfortunately its storyline is unoriginal and ends up feeling like it goes on for too long, even though it's only 80 minutes.
4/10

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268. Exit Humanity (2011) #1790 on TSZDT
The only original idea this film has is to set a zombie outbreak in civil-war-era America. It could still have been entertaining, but generally poor technical qualities all round made it hard to sit through. Also, Ontario in the fall makes an unconvincing stand-in for Tennessee.
3/10

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269. Chasing Sleep (2000) #1882 on TSZDT
Jeff Daniels plays a man suffering insomnia who begins to have creepy hallucinations and lose time. I've seen similar films several times before, and though this one boasts a very good performance by Jeff Daniels, the uninspired nature of the hallucinations and lack of resolution leaves an unsatisfying feeling.
4/10

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Post by 1SO » July 15th, 2017, 6:51 am

281. Rogue (2007)
I begin with 2007’s other Australian killer croc movie, this time with money for a larger cast, including a few stars, and digital effects. The director is Greg McLean, who made Wolf Creek, a film I found tedious until it become irredeemably despicable. So maybe I’m biased, still bearing the sour aftertaste of his direction with WC, but a good killer croc movie needs suspense and there’s none here. Plenty of surprise, and it’s to the film’s credit that billing and star power - Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Vartan - do not boost chances of survival. Digital effects are pretty good, but it only adds to the empty flash compared to Black Water.


282. The Cottage (2008)
Crime comedy misfire that twists into a slasher misfire. The dialogue is staged in a stiff, theatrical manner that makes the actors look like they’re ‘acting’ or doing an old comic routine. Because the director shows no flair for comedy when the film becomes Horror it loses its tone because the violence lacks that necessary splatstick element Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson used to deliver.


283. The Ruins (2008)
The film’s most original element is the backbone of its marketing campaign. Had I watched without that knowledge, the twist might’ve had an impact and raised my interest in everything that happens after the evil is finally revealed. The cast isn’t as annoying as usual for this type of ‘vacation in hell’ film, which is strange because their actions are often annoying.


284. Home Movie (2008)
Camcorder Horror, and this commits one of the more frustrating sins of the sub-genre, too many moments when anyone else would put the camera down or turn it off. Also typical of this type, the film takes a while establishing suburban normalcy, raising the heat ever so slowly. The moments leading to the climax are okay, but they accumulated an uneasy feeling that was ready to payoff. I didn't know how dark things might get, or how gruesome, or perhaps it would be another disappointment. While the final seconds leave me hanging a little, the rest of the finale is a rather lengthy section of sustained terror. Maybe, I'll downgrade it upon further reflection, but right now this is more than Okay.


285. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
The film’s whole purpose is to be as gory as possible as often as possible, while retaining a comic sensibility that keeps it from becoming unbearable. It aims for Robocop’s mix of ultra violence and black comedy – there are even strange ads between scenes – but the pursuit of severed body parts, fountains of blood and body horror recombination is at the expense of everything else. A horror version of a one-joke idea repeated for 100 minutes. It took me four days to get through this.

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Post by 1SO » July 21st, 2017, 6:24 am

286. Mum & Dad (2008)
Kidnapped young woman is ‘adopted’ against her will into a family with no morals. There’s a good idea to this, but the suburban exaggerations work against the film, which end up closer to torture porn. Performances are excellent, making the film better than it should be.


287. The Burrowers (2008)
My two favorite genres are Horror and Western so any film that mixes the two is a natural draw. Too bad this film – a mix of The Searchers and The Descent – has no sense of tone. No atmosphere in the lighting, editing or production design. Bland writing and direction too. Just nothing to give it some excitement or interest.


288. Deadgirl (2008)
Like Mum & Dad this premise is likely to offend, but there’s potential if handled right. A female zombie becomes a sex slave, setting this up as a fable about young male lust. Removing a woman’s right to say ‘no’ by removing her ability to speak and basic life, but not making it about a sex doll or necrophilia, gives this some original ground, but you have to tread very carefully. These filmmakers are not up to the task, with performances that needed to be stronger and a tone that needed to be less sensationalistic. This is one zombie film that should’ve been taken further away from horror and played more for emotional drama.


289. Cold Prey 2 (2008)
Here’s a film directed with style by someone who knows at least the basics about what a thriller should look like in terms of shots and the editing of those shots. Too bad the script for this slasher has no modern perspective. It’s like they found an unproduced script from the 1980s and just filmed it like we’ve never seen this type of slasher film before. The story credited to five people, is practically a remake of Halloween 2.


290. Quarantine (2008)
Reamke of the awesome [REC] is as pointless as I had heard. It doesn’t copy the original 100%, but it’s close enough to never stand as its own thing. The good news is some of the best scares from the original retain their fun shock, but it’s a shame for anyone who’s seen this instead of the original.


291-292. Dead Set (2008)
Producer and Writer Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror) gave me a twinge of expectations for the first time in a long time for this challenge. As I hoped, Booker hits upon a great idea for blending genre and satire, a zombie apocalypse as seen by the cast and crew of Big Brother. What keeps this from being a Discovery is every time there’s zombie action, the camera shakes like it’s being held by a paint mixer.


293. The Children (2008)
Filmmaker Tom Shankland loads his film with harsh edits and loud noises, however he isn't cranking the knobs to artificially create excitement. I believe each amplified sound, each montage piece is carefully planned, so the overall effect is like a family of kids that won't let you rest. The style here is in line with Krisha and The Babadook, and while screaming children is some of my least favorite music, that's just one note this symphony of chaos occasionally hits.

I don't think this is a movie you should watch if you have kids. Watching them turn on the adults can be difficult enough, but once it becomes an battle for survival, the film doesn't hold back from showing death on both sides. You would think to get away with such imagery the film would have to make the kids into inhuman monsters, like David Cronenberg's The Brood. Shankland doesn't, but he's made a responsible film, that's very direct - the back half moves especially fast - and doesn't beat the audience over the head with explanation. He also doesn't fumble the ending.


294. My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Didn’t take long for the film to remind me it was made with 3D in mind. Looks like it would’ve been a benefit and excuses the overall video game look. I thought the 1981 original was a disappointing slasher, and this hits many of the same beats, though the remake has better acting, some more money to polish the production and it doesn’t take itself so seriously. It’s one of the better mysteries for a slasher, but still no more than an excuse for lots of violent death.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » July 25th, 2017, 2:02 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 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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT 3/10
255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT 4/10
256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT 3/10
257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT low 4/10
258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT 7/10
BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film
259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT 4/10
260. Se sei vivo spara / Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) #1914 on TSZDT 4/10
261. La femme qui se poudre / The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972) #1669 on TSZDT 5/10
262. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) #1284 on TSZDT 4/10
263. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) #1703 on TSZDT 2/10
264. Spiral (2007) #1687 on TSZDT 4/10
265. White Noise (2005) #1705 on TSZDT 3/10
266. The Lost World (1925) #1169 on TSZDT 6/10
267. The Dark Hours (2005) #1512 on TSZDT 4/10
268. Exit Humanity (2011) #1790 on TSZDT 3/10
269. Chasing Sleep (2000) #1882 on TSZDT 4/10
270. Les 7 jours du talion / 7 Days (2010) #1432 on TSZDT
A man tortures the paedophile responsible for the rape and murder of his daughter. It's a bleak and sombre film which focusses on the psychology rather than the violence. The methodical nature of both the torturer and the police investigating him are believable and make sense, leading to a film which held my interest throughout. However, as a psychological study it never goes far in depth and the script always seems to take the path of least resistance. Compared to the similar Big Bad Wolves, this one comes up short and feels less layered and less compelling.
5/10

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271. Silent Night (2012) #1480 on TSZDT
This starts with a couple of good kills and seems to promise great things. Unfortunately, the movie switches to focus on the police investigation and gets lost in a dull and confused script, occasionally relieved by the death scenes, which is clearly where all the effort went. I might have been more generous in light of the death scenes, but the film does one of the things I hate most: forcing the characters to act in unbelievable ways so they can be killed (including not firing their guns, not running away, wandering around in the dark, not letting the public know a mass murderer is loose, etc.) I have now seen all six films in the Silent Night Deadly Night franchise, and despite how bad this one is, it's probably still the second best after the first one.
3/10

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272. Marathon Man (1976) #1874 on TSZDT
The middle section is fantastic, with non-stop twists and thrills, but it suffers from a slow beginning and an unsatisfying ending.
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I dislike scenes where the villain dies by accidentally killing themselves, and it means that what's intended to be the true climax is overshadowed by the much better previous scene of Zell visiting the Jewish quarter and being recognised, a scene which ultimately turns out to be inconsequential to the plot. I watched the documentary on the DVD and found out that Hoffman had the original ending changed (against the wishes of the writer) because he didn't want his character to shoot an old man in cold blood. Not in itself a bad idea, but if they were going to not have the villain shot they should have had the honesty to have him get away, not half-arse it by killing him with plot-induced stupidity
Hoffman and Olivier do some of their best work here, while Scheider and DeVane provide good support. It's presumably made the horror list for the dental torture scene, which is iconic and powerful, but too brief for me to class this as a horror.
7/10

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273. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) #1165 on TSZDT
With the franchise bought by New Line cinema, this attempts to move the franchise closer to the popular slasher model embodied by Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. This is done by replaying a lot of the plot from the original film, but retaining a bit of the black comedy of the sequel. Also we get the comic-book-style lighting typical of eighties horror, and what must be one of the silliest attempts to increase the villain's threat level: Leatherface replaces his normal chainsaw with an enormous gold one with "The saw is family" engraved on it. It's mostly forgettable slasher stuff, but along with all the craziness going on, it's competent enough to have some entertainment value for slasher junkies.
high 4/10

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274. Copycat (1995) #1299 on TSZDT
A cheesy Silence of the Lambs knock-off that would have looked at home playing late-night cable if it didn't have big Hollywood stars in the key roles and had had more nudity. Sigourney Weaver plays a serial killer expert who comes up with "facts" about serial killers that are actually wrong (e.g. opening the film with a lecture where she explains that 90% of serial killers are white males aged 20-35), Holly Hunter is the investigating officer who gets to keep working the case despite screwing up repeatedly, and William McNamara is the genius serial killer with a plan and the ability to hack into computers and make them do anything he wants (usually morphing people's faces into a laughing skull with glowing red eyes). McNamara's hammy performance and the dumb script stop things from ever getting interesting, but the film moves at a reasonable pace and Weaver and Hunter both give good performances in spite of the eye-rolling events happening around them.
4/10

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275. Shuttle (2008) #1974 on TSZDT
A group of young people are picked up by an airport shuttle that takes them hostage. Reasonably good for a debut feature. It does manage to deliver some suspense and thrills, but it's also beset by a lot of problems, with the characters sometimes acting stupidly to preserve the situation. It reminded me of Secuestrados with all the driving around of hostages and
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the way the main killers suffer grievous injuries at the end, and then suddenly coming back unstoppable for a cheap unhappy ending.
Acting is variable, with Tony Curran doing the best work as the creepy driver.
4/10

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Post by 1SO » July 29th, 2017, 6:12 am

295. Dance of the Dead (2008)
American Pie with zombies. Some might find the comedy amusing which would make the characters more tolerable to hang with. I found them to be too broadly drawn, without being outright stereotypes to deconstruct, like The Breakfast Club. One of the most forgettable films of the Marathon.

296. Friday the 13th (2009)
This series has always set a very low bar, one this remake is unable to clear. There’s no spin, no modern update, no fresh angle. Just a shiny new coat of paint – though the film is annoyingly under-lit at times – and a series of killings that have so little shock or imagination Jason might’ve just as well used a staple gun instead of his machete. He's never seemed so bored to be killing teens.

297. The Last House on the Left (2009)
This remake rises above the trash on several levels. It's a well-made film, stylish but not showy. It takes the focus off Krug, the vicious leader of the bad guys and focuses more on the parents. This is partly due to Garret Dillahunt smartly underplaying Krug so that he becomes part of the ensemble. Before I go further, let me get into this film's biggest asset, the cast. Joining Dillahunt is Aaron Paul, Riki Lindhome and Spencer Treat Clark. Playing the parents are Tony Goldwyn and Monica Potter. Many of the best scenes involve actors acting, getting downright Shakespearean in places and returning the story to its more fable-like roots.

298. Doghouse (2009)
It’s rare for me to get an alien feeling from British cinema culture, but I’m not steeped enough in Danny Dyer (frequent Kermode target), Noel Clarke or Stephen Graham to know if the misogyny is meant to be satirical or if this is what audiences expect from these actors, much like American man-children. I kept admiring the irony of the women all being given exactly one personality trait, which is still better than the men, who all share the same outlook on everything.

299. The Collector (2009)
Burglar breaks into a house that is wired with a series of elaborate traps. I didn’t know going in this was torture porn, which is too bad because I was liking the initial idea and the lead (Josh Stewart) is an appealing desperate criminal. (One thing this film has over the similar Don’t Breathe.) It isn’t long before the plot becomes a flimsy excuse for a sharp objects to rip through flesh.

300. Dread (2009)
When I was in Film School, my final project was an adaptation of this Clive Barker short story, this was watching the remake of a film I wrote and directed. I liked some of the way the information was structured here, and an added subplot about a young woman with a large visible birthmark to intensify her body issues. My version was too literal, and of course has the production value of a college student’s wallet. (Though this doesn’t look like it cost much more.) I have an affection for the more natural performances of my film versus the theatrical style and look to the cast here. A strange experience for sure.

301. The Uninvited (2009)
One of the more disheartening Horror trends was around this time when American films were made as if by a Horror version of store bought cookie dough. All the scares and twists would arrive on cue, sapping the genre of surprise or a memorable gut punch. This is one of those milk and cookies films, and it took me until a very particular scare to realize this was a remake of Kim Jee-Woon’s A Tale of Two Sisters. That had mystery, intrigue and suspense right up to the shocking finale. This you can see all mapped out inside of 10 minutes. The only mystery here is who are The Guard Brothers and how did they get the job directing this film?

302. Grace (2009)
Pregnant woman loses her child in a car crash, but by sheer maternal force wills it back to undead life. Great idea for dramatic, thematic horror but the filmmakers don’t quite have the skill to make it work and unlike the similar-toned Contracted, there isn’t a great lead performance here to elevate the under-developed material.

303. The Horde (2009)
Another tedious story containing the phrase, "...and then the zombie apocalypse breaks out."
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304. Carriers (2009)
I’d love to get another pair of eyes on this because it has a lot going for it, but there’s nothing pulling it all together. Excellent cast includes Chris Pine, Emily VanCamp and Piper Perabo. There’s a lot of good acting elevating this pandemic film above the genre. Characters make some unsympathetic decisions, but it fits the dire situation created by the world. Despite all that positive, the story seems to drift along, never cranking the tension beyond a scattered handful of moments.


305. Pandorum (2009)
Interesting premise – people wake to learn a savage alien race has taken over their spaceship - deserves another chance, Crashingly loud, over-edited blend of The Descent, Fury Road, Resident Evil and Event Horizon. Annoying style is compounded by characters suffering from psychological trauma that causes hallucinations, so any or all of what you’re watching might be total B.S. anyways.


306. Black Death (2010)
With a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean and Carice van Houten, and Dark Ages period detail, this aims higher than typical genre fare. You might not categorize it as Horror until the pagans start graphically torturing the Christians. It’s like a grimy Game of Thrones knock-off, even though it pre-dates the series by a year. The coda reframes the film as a very particular origin story, raising my opinion a lot, but getting there isn’t terribly interesting.


307. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
After 15 minutes of cute/clumsy antics by the lead while the camera leers at her up and down, this uncalled for remake of one of the most well-known terrible films had the bare minimum of my attention. This premise will always fail because as long as it’s written and directed by men, it will never earn the feminist shield it hides behind, and if it were ever made by a woman, an honest depiction of the horror would be more than any viewer could bear to sit through. This is better-acted than the original, but it also claims a moral superiority that it never earns.


308. Kidnapped (2010)
Home invasion thriller with heavy Gaspar Noe influences. Filmed as a series of long takes, events keep turning for the worst until I became torn between the intense realism of sloppy plans gone awry and the feeling that the film was moving closer towards nihilism. Manages to be as slick as other home invasion movies from this time, while also being more believable. Problem is, that level of believability is more punishing than exciting.


309. The Last Exorcism (2010)
One of the best ways to tell the quality of a Horror film is the amount of dread I feel towards the end when the lead decides to go back and face the evil. If I know we’re at the climax, then the filmmakers are preparing to empty their bag of tricks and the situation could be worse than anything imaginable. This has one of those moments and while the ending doesn’t match the build-up, it’s still a very effective build-up. Ashley Bell is great as the possessed girl, frail and menacing at the same time, but the film belongs to Patrick Fabian as a jaded minister who sees faith as a magic show. It was a smart decision to build the routine exorcism plot around such an interesting character.


310. The Dead (2010)
Too many zombie movies set their story at the start of the outbreak. I understand the appeal, characters can react with shock to the initial attacks and there’s the hope that the zombies can be contained and eliminated. The Dead is set well into the apocalypse, and demonstrates the benefit of covering this largely neglected section of the timeline. You can think of this as Dawn of the Dead if the group never got to that shopping mall. It’s a fresh take, made more interesting by the lengthy sections without dialogue. Everyone’s weary and really, what is there to talk about by this point?


311. Mother's Day (2010)
Home invasion thriller – yep, another one. I had no idea there were so many recently – directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The twist this time is an unusual performance by Rebecca De Mornay as the overly-maternal head of the invading clan. It’s interesting, but like Serial Mom, rings false, blunting the tension and turning the film more into a piece of theater. Well shot and edited, demonstrating Bousman may be maturing as a director, though there’s also a fair amount of torture porn and attempts to inject dark comedy falls flat.
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Post by ChrisReynolds » August 10th, 2017, 4:33 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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT 3/10
255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT 4/10
256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT 3/10
257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT low 4/10
258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT 7/10
BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film
259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT 4/10
260. Se sei vivo spara / Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) #1914 on TSZDT 4/10
261. La femme qui se poudre / The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972) #1669 on TSZDT 5/10
262. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) #1284 on TSZDT 4/10
263. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) #1703 on TSZDT 2/10
264. Spiral (2007) #1687 on TSZDT 4/10
265. White Noise (2005) #1705 on TSZDT 3/10
266. The Lost World (1925) #1169 on TSZDT 6/10
267. The Dark Hours (2005) #1512 on TSZDT 4/10
268. Exit Humanity (2011) #1790 on TSZDT 3/10
269. Chasing Sleep (2000) #1882 on TSZDT 4/10
270. Les 7 jours du talion / 7 Days (2010) #1432 on TSZDT 5/10
271. Silent Night (2012) #1480 on TSZDT 3/10
272. Marathon Man (1976) #1874 on TSZDT 7/10
273. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) #1165 on TSZDT 4/10
274. Copycat (1995) #1299 on TSZDT 4/10
275. Shuttle (2008) #1974 on TSZDT 4/10
276. The Tripper (2006) #1854 on TSZDT
A bizarre work from David Arquette, this is a stoner slasher with the slasher disguised as Ronald Reagan. It seems like a lot of mileage could be gotten from the inherent conservatism of slasher villains (targetting teenagers who take drugs and have sex), but any satire is incoherent. It has the same problem as a lot of films made under the influence of cannabis: humour that seems funny when heavily stoned can come across as childish when watched sober. Beyond that, this was packed with filler scenes that went nowhere. At least Thomas Jane was good.
3/10

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277. Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) #1626 on TSZDT
The first Critters wasn't good, but at least delivered the occasional bit of action and humour. This one replays the first film but with less action and jokes that fall flat.
3/10

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278. Van Diemen's Land (2009) #1664 on TSZDT
There's a well-realised melancholy atmosphere that makes good use of the Tasmanian landscape, but the tone varies so little that the slowness and grimness become tiresome. Action, violence and horror are all implied as much as possible, but it needed a bit of them to balance out the rest of the film.
4/10

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279-281. Storm of the Century (1999) #1396 on TSZDT
Written by King specifically for the screen, it's similar in plot to both Needful Things (a devilish character arrives in an isolated Maine community and starts causing conflict) and also Exorcist III (the devilish character is explicitly named "Legion" and can possess people to do what he wants). King is very good at characterisation so the characters are unique and well-rounded. A lot of the runtime is Legion doing something evil and then saying "Give me what I want, and I'll go away" without saying what he wants (though I thought it was fairly obvious what he was going to ask for). Finally in the last half hour Legion lays out his requirements and we get some good drama, but I don't think the script has enough interesting things happening, or good enough direction, to sustain the series' length. Also, sometimes Legion manipulates characters by trickery and persuasion, and sometimes he just straight up possesses them and makes them do whatever he wants which muddies his function as a metaphor.
4/10

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282. Sssssss / SSSSnake (1973) #1721 on TSZDT
A and chaotic snake horror that takes increasingly sillier paths as it proceeds, until it arrives at an unsatisfying ending. It's hard to give a meaningful criticism of something like this because the plot and events are so confused that they don't have any intentional or unintentional subtext. However the continuous weirdness and a campy seventies charm make it tolerable, and the use of real snakes and snake handlers adds another soupçon of interest. Not amusing enough to be so-bad-it's-good.
4/10

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Post by 1SO » August 13th, 2017, 5:44 am

312. Julia's Eyes (2010)
Spanish horror produced by Guillermo del Toro about a woman losing her sight while investigating the death of her sister. There are some fun scenes of cat and mouse involving blindness, darkness and flashing lights, but the overall story is often overblown, teetering on silly.


313. Detention (2011)
High School comedy from the director of Torque and some of Britney Spears and Taylor Swift’s more famous videos. The story and style, thick with modern and 90s pop culture references, are a headache, but I’ll admit I’m too old for this, which is aimed at short attention spans. If I had to describe it, it would be a mix of Easy A and Ready Player One as directed by Edgar Wright, which can be understandably appealing. Oh, calling it ‘Horror’ is like calling World’s End ‘Horror’. It’s certainly there, but there’s also Sci-fi, fantasy and action.


314. The Tunnel (2011)
Found footage horror closely follows the Blair Witch template, but the believable performances get the tension up there when it’s time to go exploring. Nothing I haven’t seen before and the climax delivers near incomprehensible visuals instead of shocking payoffs and jolts.


315. Final Destination 5 (2011)
The FD series is officially formula with all the emphasis on the kills and no attention paid to character. Luckily, the kill sequences are pretty well orchestrated. The effects are from a period where the CG isn’t completely terrible, but it’s easy to spot, giving the highlights a cartoony look. Best thing about the film is the coda, which is downright brilliant.


316. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
I have a friend who likes the first two HC films. I’ve listened to him defend the movies on artistic grounds, and I see where he’s coming from, but it doesn’t explain the button-pushing, race-baiting in the dialogue and other non-centipede details. The perverse fascination of someone making a film with a 12-person centipede as the centerpiece, the feeling that it’s carnival entertainment and manages to never sink below that, is all that keeps this from being 0 Stars. Plus it gives me some comparison room for Human Centipede 3, which even my friend despises.


317. Grave Encounters (2011)
More formula found footage/webcam horror. It’s interesting to make the people a bunch of jerks who deserve to get what’s coming to them, but that also works against the film because I didn’t care if any of them made it to the end. What makes the film worth recommending is the scare factor is very high. What starts as quiet-BANG cinema goes into high terror thanks to excellent and startling effects and creature design that takes ghastly zombies and includes highlighted facial features that make clowns so scary.


318. Juan of the Dead (2011)
The tipping point where I’m saying there are too many zombie movies. Uninspired zom-com has a plot as thin as a youtube video, as well as the cinematic qualities and effects budget. Certainly well-meaning, but setting it in Havana adds nothing.


319. Lovely Molly (2011)
It’s tricky portraying mental illness through the horror lens without being offensive. Some films make it look effortless – Black Swan, Angst – while others like this one can’t marry the style to the substance. Also director Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project) uses the found footage technique until it doesn’t suit him, making the film even more uneven. Still, there are some effective moments, including the nicely subtle climax, which is has the same quiet power as the ending of The Witch.

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Post by 1SO » August 22nd, 2017, 3:52 am

This makes me Platinum.


320. The Pact (2012)
I don’t think this story makes sense, with the paranormal bits not fitting in with the serial killer bits. It’s like two scripts mashed together, or more like two short films that still required a lot of silent contemplation to pad out the running time. (I wonder if the genre switch works better in the original short form.) Caity Lotz is a new face to me, but she comes ready to make her mark.


321. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
Third recent zombie comedy in this marathon. I’d put this slightly above Doghouse and Juan of the Dead, but all three are aiming for the broadside of the barn and only hit occasionally. Makes me appreciate Shaun of the Dead even more. That was a film with fully-dimensional characters and smart ideas, two things that don’t come within miles of these films.


322. The Lords of Salem (2012)
This comes off as Rob Zombie’s most personal film. Gone is the colorful comic book aesthetic and blatant aping of better filmmakers, while still having a particular look and feel that shows no concern for commercial success. (I can’t tell if the low budget is by choice or a necessity from Zombie’s lack of financial success.) There are plenty of pieces and if someone was inclined they could put them together to form of defense of Zombie’s artistic vision, but this isn’t an art house enigma. It’s a nearly incomprehensible, formless brain dump.


323. Byzantium (2012)
I knew there’d be worse films in this Marathon, but there were few I was a disinterested in as Byzantium because Neil Jordan is rarely a good filmmaker. He has style, and a sense of color, but his films often get lost in an artsy-fartsy fog and you can’t expect him to provide an ending that makes the journey worthwhile. That’s what happens here despite a strong performance by Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan, an actress I have yet to see make a bad choice, in the lead.


324. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Lovely Molly started with a debate over portraying mental illness as horror and this one falls on the positive side of that line. That could be because Alzheimers is soon revealed to be something more paranormal and demonic. There’s a lot to like here, with a complex plot, solid performances and a feel of true terror as the horror ramps up. I realize my favorite scare in camcorder horror is walking up to somebody with their back to the lens. The turnaround gets me every time. That said, I started regretting this wasn’t shot in a more classical style because the climax is some of the worst shaky-cam in the sub-genre and I would like to see director Adam Robitel’s ability to generate scares in a regular style.

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Post by maxwelldeux » August 22nd, 2017, 4:58 am

1SO on Aug 21 2017, 09:52:00 PM wrote:This makes me Platinum.
Holy crap! That's a hell of an accomplishment. Congrats! :thumbsup:

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Post by ChrisReynolds » August 22nd, 2017, 4:38 pm

1SO on Aug 21 2017, 09:52:00 PM wrote:This makes me Platinum.
Congratulations 1SO! I've been enjoying your reviews and rapid progression. You are now the fourth person to have platinumed this list.

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Post by OldAle1 » August 22nd, 2017, 4:43 pm

That's a horrible lot of horror films...

Maybe I'll make my way slowly towards bronze over the next year.
Here's to the fools who dream.

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Post by 1SO » August 22nd, 2017, 9:05 pm

Thanks. I didn't do this to be one of "those horror people." I'm actually a Pixar/Disney guy. Of course, now that I've watched so many horror films it's a part of my intellect, as if I took a course on the subject. Also, I like the contrast of being well-versed in both Disney and horror.

I'm still not a big fan of horror from the 30s and 40s, but the great period of discovery is the late 50s and 60s when horror was more confident, but there were still restrictions on blood, sex and sadism.

I had no idea how much camcorder horror came out after Blair Witch. I prefer it to torture porn and some of my favorite modern horror from this challenge do this, but I'm more appreciative now of a film that doesn't take this approach.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » August 30th, 2017, 2:34 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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT 3/10
255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT 4/10
256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT 3/10
257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT low 4/10
258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT 7/10
BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film
259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT 4/10
260. Se sei vivo spara / Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) #1914 on TSZDT 4/10
261. La femme qui se poudre / The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972) #1669 on TSZDT 5/10
262. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) #1284 on TSZDT 4/10
263. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) #1703 on TSZDT 2/10
264. Spiral (2007) #1687 on TSZDT 4/10
265. White Noise (2005) #1705 on TSZDT 3/10
266. The Lost World (1925) #1169 on TSZDT 6/10
267. The Dark Hours (2005) #1512 on TSZDT 4/10
268. Exit Humanity (2011) #1790 on TSZDT 3/10
269. Chasing Sleep (2000) #1882 on TSZDT 4/10
270. Les 7 jours du talion / 7 Days (2010) #1432 on TSZDT 5/10
271. Silent Night (2012) #1480 on TSZDT 3/10
272. Marathon Man (1976) #1874 on TSZDT 7/10
273. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) #1165 on TSZDT 4/10
274. Copycat (1995) #1299 on TSZDT 4/10
275. Shuttle (2008) #1974 on TSZDT 4/10
276. The Tripper (2006) #1854 on TSZDT 3/10
277. Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) #1626 on TSZDT 3/10
278. Van Diemen's Land (2009) #1664 on TSZDT 4/10
279-281. Storm of the Century (1999) #1396 on TSZDT 4/10
282. Sssssss / SSSSnake (1973) #1721 on TSZDT 4/10
283. Naboer / Next Door (2005) #1143 on TSZDT
Competent Norwegian psychological thriller. It's well-acted and there's one stand-out scene that goes from erotic monologue to disturbing violence. It used set design to good effect, creating an interior space that subtly disturbs with its impossible architecture. Unfortunately the film's plot and twists have been done to death, and this one doesn't bring much new to the table. It wasn't hard to realise what was going on.
5/10

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284. Deliver Us from Evil (2014) #1907 on TSZDT
Bad multiplex horror fodder that's part Se7en-style thriller, part supernatural jump-scares, part old-school exorcism movie and part advert for Christianity. All the parts work against each other and are overcooked to the extent that they're silly rather than scary.
3/10

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285. Docteur Jekyll et les femmes / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981) #1741 on TSZDT
An oneiric reinterpreation of the Dr. Jekyll story, and if you've seen any other Borowczyk films you know what to expect: a perverse romance, combining sex and violence in disturbing but compelling ways. The surreal edge to the movie, and the glowing soft-focus cinematography removes the story from reality so that the rape and murder seems more like part of a nightmarish fairytale than anything grim or realistic. Borowczyk doesn't seem to know how to direct or edit action, so some brief scenes of violence seem fragmented, but apart from that this is worth seeking out.
6/10

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286. The Believers (1987) #1181 on TSZDT
Schlesinger tries his hand at a Rosemary's Baby knockoff starring Martin Sheen investigating a witchcraft/voodoo cult in New York. Unfortunately he seems ill at ease with supernatural horror, and scenes that should be scary come off as hokey. Also the film is packed with too many soap plotlines about dealing with Sheen's character's domestic life. For two-thirds of its length the film is sluggish. It seems to come to life more at the end, but again, shies away from anything that might be chilling.
4/10

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287. Botched (2007) #1203 on TSZDT
A silly heist comedy which definitely tips over into horror as things get increasingly bloody. It's a British production, but it's unnecessarily set in Russia, so everybody is doing a different comic Russian accent (except Stephen Dorff, who as the "star power" member of the cast just uses his American accent). The accents are just a major symptom of a production where there seems to be little directorial control, so all the actors (except Dorff) seem to be vying to give the biggest attention-seeking performance. Despite some impressive gory effects, some interesting ideas and a couple of wince-inducing scenes, the comedy fails to be funny.
3/10

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288. Mr. Jones (2013) #1702 on TSZDT
Found footage of a couple running around in the woods being scared by sinister twig statues. Obviously ripping off The Blair Witch Project. It takes a surprising turn into Lynchian territory late on in the film at which point the found footage style is ditched entirely, but even before this it irritatingly breaks the found footage illusion, throwing in lots of reverse shots as though the cameras have a second camera stuck to the back. The creepiness in found footage comes from long-held POV shots, and this film interrupts that with shots of the lead man's face trying to act and failing. I feel the film could have worked to a degree if the style had been consistent, and there are some nice shots that take advantage of the scenery and scary twig statues. It feels like the director couldn't decide what he wanted to do with this film.
3/10

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Post by te18 » September 15th, 2017, 9:32 am

68. Sightseers (2012) 6/10
69. Return of the Living Dead: Part II (1988) 7/10
70. Mother's Day (1980) 5/10
71. The Night Stalker (1972) 6/10
72. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) 5/10
73. Dead Heat (1988) 6/10
74. Cat's Eye (1985) 6/10
75. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) 8/10
76. Bad Taste (1987) 6/10
77. Body Snatchers (1993) 7/10
78. Feast (2005) 6/10
79. House on Haunted Hill (1999) 5/10
80. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 4/10
81. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 7/10
82. Return of the Living Dead III (1993) 8/10
83. Final Destination (2000) 7/10
84. Final Destination 2 (2003) 6/10
85. The Thing (2011) 6/10
86. Street Trash (1987) 5/10
87. It (1990) 6/10
88. The Keep (1983) 4/10
89. The Shout (1978) 6/10
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1. The Entity (1982) 4/10
2. Ghost Story (1981) 4/10
3. The Innocents (1961) 5/10
4. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 4/10
5. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) 5/10
6. Blood and Black Lace (1964) 7/10
7. The Old Dark House (1932) 5/10
8. World War Z (2013) 6/10
9. Spoorloos (1988) 7/10
10. Scanners (1981) 6/10
11. Ganja & Hess (1973) 6/10
12. Braindead (1992) 7/10
13. White Dog (1982) 8/10
14. Snowtown (2011) 6/10
15. Lifeforce (1985) 6/10
16. Carriers (2009) 2/10
17. The Queen of Spades (1949) 6/10
18. Dracula's Daughter (1936) 5/10
19. Frankenhooker (1990) 6/10
20. Terror Train (1980) 6/10
21. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) 4/10
22. Cannibal Ferox (1981) 6/10
23. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) 4/10
24. The Beast Within (1982) 6/10
25. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) 5/10
26. Lovely Molly (2011) 3/10
27. The Craft (1996) 3/10
28. Cemetery Man (1994) 4/10
29. Frogs (1972) 3/10
30. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) 6/10
31. Scarecrows (1988) 4/10
32. Mum & Dad (2008) 5/10
33. Shivers (1975) 6/10
34. The Conjuring (2013) 3/10
35. The Sentinel (1977) 5/10
36. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) 7/10
37. Alone in the Dark (1982) 3/10
38. The Boogey Man (1980) 4/10
39. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) 4/10
40. Idle Hands (1999) 4/10
41. Asylum (1972) 4/10
42. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) 4/10
43. Pontypool (2008) 5/10
44. The Vault of Horror (1973) 5/10
45. The Last House on Dead End Street (1977) 5/10
46. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 4/10
47. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 5/10
48. Scars of Dracula (1970) 5/10
49. Lair of the White Worm (1988) 7/10
50. Pieces (1982) 6/10
51. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) 5/10
52. The Collector (2009) 5/10
53. Night of the Demons (1988) 6/10
54. The Witches (1990) 7/10
55. Just Before Dawn (1981) 5/10
56. Blacula (1972) 6/10
57. The Burrowers (2008) 4/10
58. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973) 5/10
59. Frankenweenie (2012) 6/10
60. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) 6/10
61. Vampires (1998) 7/10
62. Paperhouse (1988) 5/10
63. Slugs (1988) 5/10
64. The Pact (2012) 5/10
65. C.H.U.D. (1984) 5/10
66. Flatliners (1990) 6/10
67. Student Bodies (1981) 6/10
68. Sightseers (2012) 6/10
69. Return of the Living Dead: Part II (1988) 7/10
70. Mother's Day (1980) 5/10
71. The Night Stalker (1972) 6/10
72. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) 5/10
73. Dead Heat (1988) 6/10
74. Cat's Eye (1985) 6/10
75. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) 8/10
76. Bad Taste (1987) 6/10
77. Body Snatchers (1993) 7/10
78. Feast (2005) 6/10
79. House on Haunted Hill (1999) 5/10
80. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 4/10
81. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 7/10
82. Return of the Living Dead III (1993) 8/10
83. Final Destination (2000) 7/10
84. Final Destination 2 (2003) 6/10
85. The Thing (2011) 6/10
86. Street Trash (1987) 5/10
87. It (1990) 6/10
88. The Keep (1983) 4/10
89. The Shout (1978) 6/10

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Post by ChrisReynolds » October 10th, 2017, 1:01 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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
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249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT 3/10
255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT 4/10
256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT 3/10
257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT low 4/10
258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT 7/10
BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film
259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT 4/10
260. Se sei vivo spara / Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) #1914 on TSZDT 4/10
261. La femme qui se poudre / The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972) #1669 on TSZDT 5/10
262. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) #1284 on TSZDT 4/10
263. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) #1703 on TSZDT 2/10
264. Spiral (2007) #1687 on TSZDT 4/10
265. White Noise (2005) #1705 on TSZDT 3/10
266. The Lost World (1925) #1169 on TSZDT 6/10
267. The Dark Hours (2005) #1512 on TSZDT 4/10
268. Exit Humanity (2011) #1790 on TSZDT 3/10
269. Chasing Sleep (2000) #1882 on TSZDT 4/10
270. Les 7 jours du talion / 7 Days (2010) #1432 on TSZDT 5/10
271. Silent Night (2012) #1480 on TSZDT 3/10
272. Marathon Man (1976) #1874 on TSZDT 7/10
273. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) #1165 on TSZDT 4/10
274. Copycat (1995) #1299 on TSZDT 4/10
275. Shuttle (2008) #1974 on TSZDT 4/10
276. The Tripper (2006) #1854 on TSZDT 3/10
277. Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) #1626 on TSZDT 3/10
278. Van Diemen's Land (2009) #1664 on TSZDT 4/10
279-281. Storm of the Century (1999) #1396 on TSZDT 4/10
282. Sssssss / SSSSnake (1973) #1721 on TSZDT 4/10
283. Naboer / Next Door (2005) #1143 on TSZDT 5/10
284. Deliver Us from Evil (2014) #1907 on TSZDT 3/10
285. Docteur Jekyll et les femmes / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981) #1741 on TSZDT 6/10
286. The Believers (1987) #1181 on TSZDT 4/10
287. Botched (2007) #1203 on TSZDT 3/10
288. Mr. Jones (2013) #1702 on TSZDT 3/10
289. Ringu 2 / Ring 2 (1999) #1663 on TSZDT
This is actually the second sequel to Ringu. The first sequel was called Rasen and was made back-to-back with Ringu with a different writer and director, but apparently it wasn't considered good enough after the success of Ringu so Rasen was declared non-canonical and Hideo Takata brought back to make a replacement sequel. Takata is certainly good at drenching scenes in darkness to create a foreboding atmosphere, but the script seems rushed, with too many people having psychic powers and an unclear narrative. There are creepy scenes as the film gets towards the end, but crucially, for most of the runtime there's too much talking and not enough scares.
4/10

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290. Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko / Hiruko the Goblin (1991) #1424 on TSZDT
A Japenese fantasy-horror-comedy heavily derivative of a lot of 80s American horror. This is from the director of Tetsuo, but there's none of that film's crazy energy. A lot of the film is made up of direct steals from the Evil Dead films, but the script feels confused and it's hard to engage with the plot. There are a handful of atmospheric scenes and the goblin monsters are good despite being copies of the Head Crab from The Thing.
4/10

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291. Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon / Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) #1998 on TSZDT
CGI animation based on the Resident Evil games. It's mainly built around two big action set-pieces at the beginnning and end of the film, with half an hour of talking and plot development in between. There are good action moments. Mediocre plot and script hurt it somewhat. Compared with the live-action versions this is better than about half of them.
4/10

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292. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) #1553 on TSZDT
One of the weaker Hammer Horrors, incorporating the typical Mummy formula of Egyptian Mummy, sexy reincarnated woman and evil curse picking off the tomb-distubers (although this is an adaptation of Jewel of the Seven Stars which is one of the ur-texts for Mummy movies). It suffers from a low budget and production problems (Peter Cushing had to be replaced one day into the shoot, and then the director died and had to be replaced a week before the end of the shoot). It benefits from the usual Hammer style, atmosphere and "glamour" (the Hammer fan euphemism for the physical attributes of the actresses), although there's no proper nudity and no bandaged monster (the thousands-of-years-old Mummy is perfectly preserved and is just the actress in Egyptian costume with her eyes closed which nobody seems to think is unusual).
4/10

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293. The Reef (2010) #1086 on TSZDT
An Australian rip-off of Open Water, as a group of people swim through shark-infested waters. A few tense and suspenseful scenes but lacks the sense of dread that Open Water had and is too repetitive to recommend.
4/10

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294. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) #1695 on TSZDT
A misconceived follow-up to The Blair Witch Project where they decided to ditch the found-footage style retreat to the post-Scream style of Hollywood horror, where obnoxious twenty-somethings argue with each other and make self-referential comments while bad rock music plays and the camera spins around. The script and acting are dire, but the film remains interesting just to see what stupid thing is going to happen next.
3/10

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295. La nuit des traquées / The Night of the Hunted (1980) #1583 on TSZDT
There are things buried here that could have made an interesting film. Rollin seems to be going for a surreal and oppressive Ballardian nightmare, and there are occasional interesting visuals, but his penchant for stopping the action for nudity and sex scenes, his lack of interest in character emotion or motivation and a lethargic pace all work against the film.
3/10

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296. La dama rossa uccide sette volte / The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972) #1222 on TSZDT
A reasonable giallo, with striking visuals and an iconic killer in The Red Queen, but one with an awkwardly paced plot, that could have benefited from a director more skilled at suspense.
5/10

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Post by te18 » October 15th, 2017, 11:06 am

90. Popcorn (1991) 7/10
91. The Others (2001) 7/10
92. 13 Ghosts (1960) 6/10
93. The Prophecy (1995) 5/10
94. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) 7/10
95. Dust Devil (1992) 4/10
96. Alien 3 (1992) 6/10
97. Underworld (2003) 6/10
98. The Sorcerers (1967) 5/10
99. Zombi 2 (1979) 6/10
100. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015) 7/10
101. Cold Prey 2 (2008) 5/10
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1. The Entity (1982) 4/10
2. Ghost Story (1981) 4/10
3. The Innocents (1961) 5/10
4. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 4/10
5. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) 5/10
6. Blood and Black Lace (1964) 7/10
7. The Old Dark House (1932) 5/10
8. World War Z (2013) 6/10
9. Spoorloos (1988) 7/10
10. Scanners (1981) 6/10
11. Ganja & Hess (1973) 6/10
12. Braindead (1992) 7/10
13. White Dog (1982) 8/10
14. Snowtown (2011) 6/10
15. Lifeforce (1985) 6/10
16. Carriers (2009) 2/10
17. The Queen of Spades (1949) 6/10
18. Dracula's Daughter (1936) 5/10
19. Frankenhooker (1990) 6/10
20. Terror Train (1980) 6/10
21. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) 4/10
22. Cannibal Ferox (1981) 6/10
23. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) 4/10
24. The Beast Within (1982) 6/10
25. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) 5/10
26. Lovely Molly (2011) 3/10
27. The Craft (1996) 3/10
28. Cemetery Man (1994) 4/10
29. Frogs (1972) 3/10
30. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) 6/10
31. Scarecrows (1988) 4/10
32. Mum & Dad (2008) 5/10
33. Shivers (1975) 6/10
34. The Conjuring (2013) 3/10
35. The Sentinel (1977) 5/10
36. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) 7/10
37. Alone in the Dark (1982) 3/10
38. The Boogey Man (1980) 4/10
39. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) 4/10
40. Idle Hands (1999) 4/10
41. Asylum (1972) 4/10
42. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) 4/10
43. Pontypool (2008) 5/10
44. The Vault of Horror (1973) 5/10
45. The Last House on Dead End Street (1977) 5/10
46. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 4/10
47. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 5/10
48. Scars of Dracula (1970) 5/10
49. Lair of the White Worm (1988) 7/10
50. Pieces (1982) 6/10
51. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) 5/10
52. The Collector (2009) 5/10
53. Night of the Demons (1988) 6/10
54. The Witches (1990) 7/10
55. Just Before Dawn (1981) 5/10
56. Blacula (1972) 6/10
57. The Burrowers (2008) 4/10
58. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973) 5/10
59. Frankenweenie (2012) 6/10
60. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) 6/10
61. Vampires (1998) 7/10
62. Paperhouse (1988) 5/10
63. Slugs (1988) 5/10
64. The Pact (2012) 5/10
65. C.H.U.D. (1984) 5/10
66. Flatliners (1990) 6/10
67. Student Bodies (1981) 6/10
68. Sightseers (2012) 6/10
69. Return of the Living Dead: Part II (1988) 7/10
70. Mother's Day (1980) 5/10
71. The Night Stalker (1972) 6/10
72. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) 5/10
73. Dead Heat (1988) 6/10
74. Cat's Eye (1985) 6/10
75. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) 8/10
76. Bad Taste (1987) 6/10
77. Body Snatchers (1993) 7/10
78. Feast (2005) 6/10
79. House on Haunted Hill (1999) 5/10
80. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 4/10
81. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 7/10
82. Return of the Living Dead III (1993) 8/10
83. Final Destination (2000) 7/10
84. Final Destination 2 (2003) 6/10
85. The Thing (2011) 6/10
86. Street Trash (1987) 5/10
87. It (1990) 6/10
88. The Keep (1983) 4/10
89. The Shout (1978) 6/10
90. Popcorn (1991) 7/10
91. The Others (2001) 7/10
92. 13 Ghosts (1960) 6/10
93. The Prophecy (1995) 5/10
94. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) 7/10
95. Dust Devil (1992) 4/10
96. Alien 3 (1992) 6/10
97. Underworld (2003) 6/10
98. The Sorcerers (1967) 5/10
99. Zombi 2 (1979) 6/10
100. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (2015) 7/10
101. Cold Prey 2 (2008) 5/10

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Post by 1SO » October 22nd, 2017, 7:01 am

And we're back...

325. Dead Ringer (1964)
Twin Bette Davis. Not much of a Horror, but for a melodrama Davis delivers once again. I saw the twist ending coming, but it's a twist I always enjoy seeing.

326. The Wolfman (2010)
Joe Johnston is a bad mainstream filmmaker. He often gets away with it because his films look professional and there are no glaring errors, just dozens of small missteps, moments that a better director should've recognized and fixed. He's the more mainstream Ron Howard, so that even his R-Rated Werewolf movie is as inoffensive and bland as a soda commercial. (You could imagine adding a shot of a character stopping to drink a Pepsi at any point and it wouldn't feel out of place.) There are a lot of flat scenes, but I really enjoyed the one where Benicio Del Toro is strapped to a chair in a room full of scientists who scoff at the idea of a werewolf. You know where this is heading and it's a lot of fun watching science proved horribly wrong.

327. Buried (2010)
That Ryan Reynolds, he's a really good actor. I'm not talking academy awards, but he puts on an excellent one man show. Director Rodrigo Cortés keeps it visually interesting while only occasionally indulging in trick wide shots. Most of the time, it's quite claustrophobic. It reminded me of Locke (and to a lesser extent All is Lost). Tom Hardy is the better actor, but I think this maybe the better film. ...it's close.

328. The Gorgon (1964)
Hammer Horror with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, so... watchable. Still, I wish the film did less talking and had some more Gorgon in it. Maybe there isn't enough to the legend to sustain a feature, though the effect of characters slowly turning to stone is pretty cool. These wonderful final minutes when they know their fate is sealed and they're trying to make their last moment count. Lee plays it big, but still gets upstaged by a silly, bushy moustache. The climax is rushed and ends suddenly, which is typical for Hammer. I don't know why they always end in a fight when they're never good at staging one.

329. Cooties (2014)
Unhealthy chicken nuggets cause a zombie outbreak at a public school. With Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer and Jorge Garcia in the cast, I have to believe the film read funny. Among the three writers is Leigh Whannell (Saw and Insidious films). So why is the film so unfunny and stupid and the horror so unscary and stupid? I have to lay the blame on the directors. A bad movie and the cast is bad in it.

330. Kiss of the Damned (2012)
I've been interested in this one largely because of it's cool poster, cool title and cool French lead actresses. This vampire film broods with such style it's like Interview With the Vampire directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. I wish director Xan Cassavetes (cool name) had found something personal to focus on and explore. Instead, this is largely a tribute to Eurotrash horror of the 1970s, with everything condensed so that the plot is never allowed to develop. It plods from one touchstone scene to the next - might've been nice if the male lead took even a moment to consider the consequences of becoming a vampire - ending up as an artful and empty attempt to amp up the sexual danger of vampires.

331. Spring (2014)
I don't want to get into how this relationship drama belongs in Horror because that balance is its main charm. I wish there was more charm between the two leads. Lou Taylor Pucci is alright, but Nadia Hilker is given a character who's only seen in terms of what she can do for the man. Even her secret is less about something she has to live with and more something he can accept, which will make him just a great person. This is enhanced by the opening section, which is very "Bro!" Unfortunately, it's also the most energetic section of the film, due to actors like Jeremy Gardner (The Battery) and the directors comfort with scenes of men teasing each other.

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Post by 1SO » November 1st, 2017, 5:12 am

332. Afflicted (2013)
Obviously made on a low budget, Clif Prowse and Derek Lee deserve a lot of credit for what they have created. Their work both in front of and behind the camera show creativity, ingenuity and real talent. It's unusual for a horror film about transformation to spend equal time going over the positives such new abilities bring. Still, it is a horror film and when it gets bad it gets scary bad. Sometimes shocking bad. The found footage gimmick has a reason to it, putting Afflicted in with Chronicle and [REC] as one where the technique makes the film better. A couple of scenes reminded me in a bad way of Hardcore Harry, but most of the trick shots are incredibly clever. There are a few scenes where you think anyone else would stop filming or be more insistent about seeking medical attention. I will admit to these problems, but they didn't damper my enjoyment of the film and the achievement of Prowse and Lee, who I hope get to make more films soon.


333. The Walking Dead (1936)
The plot sounds similar to The Man They Could Not Hang, with Boris Karloff once again returning from the dead to kill those who framed him for murder, but this is quite different. Directed by Michael Curtiz, the film also stars Edmund Gwenn (Santa in Miracle on 34th Street) as the brilliant scientist and the supporting cast are all faces familiar from any number of 1930s Warner Bros. gangster films. Even though it's better cast and better directed than TMTCNH, it's not nearly as much fun. Curtiz is a fine director, but he gives the film too much class when he should've played up the zombie vs. gangsters angle.

334. The Clairvoyant (1934)
There's a better film here just waiting to be remade. Claude Rains plays a fake mind reader whose powers become real whenever he's near a mysterious woman. I don't mind the spooky predictions, but for me the real story is Rains being caught between his wife and this other woman who literally completes and legitimizes him. I would love to see a version of this story where everyone learns of this connection early, putting the relationship dynamics right up front.

335. The Mad Magician (1954)
Playing the title character, Vincent Price does not disappoint. Very reliable formula of illusions, disguises and revenge whipped up by director John Brahm (The Lodger, Hanover Square) and originally filmed in 3D. (The effects here look more fun than those in Price's more famous House of Wax.)

336. Angel's Egg (1985)
I'm at a loss here because I don't know what I watched. Horror-esque, but too symbolic for me to penetrate.

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Post by 1SO » November 1st, 2017, 4:29 pm

337. Cargo (2013)
338. The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972)
339. The Infernal Boiling Pot (1903)
340. Help! (1924)
341. Rabbits (2002)
I don't have much to say about short films. I wonder how much surrealist garbage like The Woman Who Powders Herself is on TSZDT 1001-2000. Watching them all together, Help! is like someone took Georges Méliès individual shots and stitched them into a longer narrative, with some plot at the beginning and end.

342. The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013)
I wasn't a fan of Amer or the ABCs of Death segment ("O is for Orgasm") from these filmmakers. They're style to craft interesting visuals and soundscapes seems to be improving, but they can't make it fit within a narrative yet. That's fine if that's what they want to do, but I'd rather watch a story than a parade of artificial collage of sounds and images.


343. Saw IV 2007
I like how killing off Jigsaw breaks the series out of formula, but it also smashes all narrative to pieces I don't think fit. The traps are more inspired than in the mechanical Saw III and I like getting some backstory on how John Kramer became Jigsaw - his first "lesson" is a well-conceived first run - but it seems the filmmakers are trying to make him a sympathetic character, which is something I will never buy into.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » November 4th, 2017, 2:40 am

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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
---. 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 5/10
230. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) #1216 on TSZDT 4/10
231. Poltergeist III (1988) #1491 on TSZDT 3/10
232. Gothika (2003) #1177 on TSZDT 3/10
233. 2LDK (2003) #1915 on TSZDT 6/10
234. "The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (1961) #1806 on TSZDT 9/10
235. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989) #1867 on TSZDT 2/10
236. Return to Glennascaul / Orson Welles' Ghost Story (1953) #1683 on TSZDT 4/10
237. The Ghoul (1933) #1060 on TSZDT 5/10
238. La casa sperduta nel parco / House on the Edge of the Park (1980) #1001 on TSZDT 5/10
239. When a Stranger Calls (2006) #1077 on TSZDT 3/10
240. Au secours! / Help! (1924) #1908 on TSZDT 6/10
241. The Sorcerers (1967) #1023 on TSZDT 4/10
242. Poslední lup / The Last Theft (1987) #1876 on TSZDT 6/10
243. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003) #1005 on TSZDT 7/10
244. Night of the Demons (2009) #1679 on TSZDT 3/10
245. Grave Encounters 2 (2012) #1598 on TSZDT 3/10
246. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) #1455 on TSZDT 7/10
247. It! The Terror from Beyond Space / It! The Vampire from Beyond Space (1958) #1036 on TSZDT 4/10
248. The Child / Kill and Go Hide (1977) #1730 on TSZDT 3/10
2017 update occurred
Medal downgraded to GOLD on list
249. Fanatic / Die! Die! My Darling! (1965) #989 on TSZDT 5/10
250. Warlock (1989) #993 on TSZDT 5/10
251. The Cat and the Canary (1939) #997 on TSZDT 6/10
252. Sugar Hill (1974) #973 on TSZDT 5/10
PLATINUM medal achieved on list
253. Cry_Wolf (2005) #1353 on TSZDT 4/10
254. Valentine (2001) #1335 on TSZDT 3/10
255. Jaws 2 (1978) #1154 on TSZDT 4/10
256. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) #1005 on TSZDT 3/10
257. Bunhongsin / The Red Shoes (2005) #1298 on TSZDT low 4/10
258. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) #1925 on TSZDT 7/10
BRONZE medal achieved on list National Board of Review - Best Film
259. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996) #1347 on TSZDT 4/10
260. Se sei vivo spara / Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967) #1914 on TSZDT 4/10
261. La femme qui se poudre / The Woman Who Powders Herself (1972) #1669 on TSZDT 5/10
262. The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964) #1284 on TSZDT 4/10
263. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) #1703 on TSZDT 2/10
264. Spiral (2007) #1687 on TSZDT 4/10
265. White Noise (2005) #1705 on TSZDT 3/10
266. The Lost World (1925) #1169 on TSZDT 6/10
267. The Dark Hours (2005) #1512 on TSZDT 4/10
268. Exit Humanity (2011) #1790 on TSZDT 3/10
269. Chasing Sleep (2000) #1882 on TSZDT 4/10
270. Les 7 jours du talion / 7 Days (2010) #1432 on TSZDT 5/10
271. Silent Night (2012) #1480 on TSZDT 3/10
272. Marathon Man (1976) #1874 on TSZDT 7/10
273. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) #1165 on TSZDT 4/10
274. Copycat (1995) #1299 on TSZDT 4/10
275. Shuttle (2008) #1974 on TSZDT 4/10
276. The Tripper (2006) #1854 on TSZDT 3/10
277. Critters 2: The Main Course (1988) #1626 on TSZDT 3/10
278. Van Diemen's Land (2009) #1664 on TSZDT 4/10
279-281. Storm of the Century (1999) #1396 on TSZDT 4/10
282. Sssssss / SSSSnake (1973) #1721 on TSZDT 4/10
283. Naboer / Next Door (2005) #1143 on TSZDT 5/10
284. Deliver Us from Evil (2014) #1907 on TSZDT 3/10
285. Docteur Jekyll et les femmes / The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981) #1741 on TSZDT 6/10
286. The Believers (1987) #1181 on TSZDT 4/10
287. Botched (2007) #1203 on TSZDT 3/10
288. Mr. Jones (2013) #1702 on TSZDT 3/10
289. Ringu 2 / Ring 2 (1999) #1663 on TSZDT 4/10
290. Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko / Hiruko the Goblin (1991) #1424 on TSZDT 4/10
291. Baiohazâdo: Dijenerêshon / Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) #1998 on TSZDT 4/10
292. Blood from the Mummy's Tomb (1971) #1553 on TSZDT 4/10
293. The Reef (2010) #1086 on TSZDT 4/10
294. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) #1695 on TSZDT 3/10
295. La nuit des traquées / The Night of the Hunted (1980) #1583 on TSZDT 3/10
296. La dama rossa uccide sette volte / The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972) #1222 on TSZDT 5/10
297. Microwave Massacre (1983) #1679 on TSZDT
Curio of awful quality. The disastrous attempts at comedy and deranged misogyny are both its worst failings and its saving grace as it was mildly compelling to see what was going to happen next.
3/10

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298. Bluebeard (1944) #1501 on TSZDT
Carradine is excellent as the titular serial killer, the film is a mixed bag. There is a good extended sequence of suspense late on in the film, but then the ending is a bit weak, and the characters have a tendancy to monologue.
5/10

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299. The Bride (1985) #1764 on TSZDT
Functions as a loose sequel to Bride of Frankenstein, in which Frankenstein's monster goes off and has adventures with a dwarf in a circus, while The Bride and Baron Frankenstein reenact Pygmalion. The gothic mise-en-scene and cinematography is good, but it's otherwise a pointless and corny fantasy film filled with bad acting.
3/10

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300. Morgiana (1972) #1399 on TSZDT
I think the horror classification is wrong. It's a thriller that happens to have an air of gothicness becuase it's set in 19th century Czechoslovakia. The cinematography and design is beautiful, but the story, though initially intriguing, shook out in a disappointing way. The score was a bit irritating too. Good performances.
5/10

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301. The Grandmother (1970) #1722 on TSZDT
Strange and obscure even for Lynch. I'm not sure I grasped the meaning behind it, but it does have some striking design and interesting imagery.
6/10

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302. Grip of the Strangler / The Haunted Strangler (1958) #1316 on TSZDT
Mediocre Karloff vehicle where he's investigating the case of a strangler. Even at less than 80 minutes it feels slow, and seems to have a lot of plot holes. It does boast some good black-and-white cinematography and the usual high quality performance from Karloff.
4/10

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303. Evil Ed (1995) #1812 on TSZDT
Swedish tribute to slasher films. It starts off well with some funny satire of censorship and low budget gory slasher films, but as it becomes more of a slasher film itself it loses a lot of momentum, occasionally giving the making-it-up-as-they-went-along feeling. It has some good monster makeup and gore.
4/10

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304. Eating Raoul (1982) #1001 on TSZDT
This is the sort of film I enjoy watching just to see the twisted plot play out. The humour didn't always work for me, but the general drift of the satire works, and Bartel and Woronov gave engaging and likeable performances.
6/10

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305. Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan / Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs (2003) #1770 on TSZDT
Another entry in this dull Korean franchise aimed at teenage girls. It tries to do too much and the scares and creepiness are also very weak.
3/10

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306. The Haunting (1999) #1289 on TSZDT
What's good: the production design. What's bad: just about everything else. The whole tone is wrong. It's a bad script to start with but Jan de Bont directs with a style more appropriate to a children's comedy and makes it a showcase for tacky special effects. All performances are bad, but Taylor and Wilson are particularly horrible.
2/10

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Post by te18 » November 19th, 2017, 11:56 am

90. Popcorn (1991) 7/10
91. The Others (2001) 7/10
92. 13 Ghosts (1960) 6/10
93. The Prophecy (1995) 5/10
94. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) 7/10
95. Dust Devil (1992) 4/10
96. Alien 3 (1992) 6/10
97. Underworld (2003) 6/10
98. The Sorcerers (1967) 5/10
99. Zombi 2 (1979) 6/10
100. The VVitch: A New-England Folk Tale (2015) 7/10
101. Cold Prey 2 (2008) 5/10
102. Sugar Hill (1974) 6/10
103. Evil Dead (2013) 8/10
104. Fright Night (1985) 7/10
105. Salem's Lot (1979) 6/10
106. I Sell the Dead (2008) 5/10
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1. The Entity (1982) 4/10
2. Ghost Story (1981) 4/10
3. The Innocents (1961) 5/10
4. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 4/10
5. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) 5/10
6. Blood and Black Lace (1964) 7/10
7. The Old Dark House (1932) 5/10
8. World War Z (2013) 6/10
9. Spoorloos (1988) 7/10
10. Scanners (1981) 6/10
11. Ganja & Hess (1973) 6/10
12. Braindead (1992) 7/10
13. White Dog (1982) 8/10
14. Snowtown (2011) 6/10
15. Lifeforce (1985) 6/10
16. Carriers (2009) 2/10
17. The Queen of Spades (1949) 6/10
18. Dracula's Daughter (1936) 5/10
19. Frankenhooker (1990) 6/10
20. Terror Train (1980) 6/10
21. Happy Birthday to Me (1981) 4/10
22. Cannibal Ferox (1981) 6/10
23. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) 4/10
24. The Beast Within (1982) 6/10
25. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) 5/10
26. Lovely Molly (2011) 3/10
27. The Craft (1996) 3/10
28. Cemetery Man (1994) 4/10
29. Frogs (1972) 3/10
30. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006) 6/10
31. Scarecrows (1988) 4/10
32. Mum & Dad (2008) 5/10
33. Shivers (1975) 6/10
34. The Conjuring (2013) 3/10
35. The Sentinel (1977) 5/10
36. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) 7/10
37. Alone in the Dark (1982) 3/10
38. The Boogey Man (1980) 4/10
39. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) 4/10
40. Idle Hands (1999) 4/10
41. Asylum (1972) 4/10
42. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) 4/10
43. Pontypool (2008) 5/10
44. The Vault of Horror (1973) 5/10
45. The Last House on Dead End Street (1977) 5/10
46. The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 4/10
47. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 5/10
48. Scars of Dracula (1970) 5/10
49. Lair of the White Worm (1988) 7/10
50. Pieces (1982) 6/10
51. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) 5/10
52. The Collector (2009) 5/10
53. Night of the Demons (1988) 6/10
54. The Witches (1990) 7/10
55. Just Before Dawn (1981) 5/10
56. Blacula (1972) 6/10
57. The Burrowers (2008) 4/10
58. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1973) 5/10
59. Frankenweenie (2012) 6/10
60. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) 6/10
61. Vampires (1998) 7/10
62. Paperhouse (1988) 5/10
63. Slugs (1988) 5/10
64. The Pact (2012) 5/10
65. C.H.U.D. (1984) 5/10
66. Flatliners (1990) 6/10
67. Student Bodies (1981) 6/10
68. Sightseers (2012) 6/10
69. Return of the Living Dead: Part II (1988) 7/10
70. Mother's Day (1980) 5/10
71. The Night Stalker (1972) 6/10
72. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) 5/10
73. Dead Heat (1988) 6/10
74. Cat's Eye (1985) 6/10
75. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) 8/10
76. Bad Taste (1987) 6/10
77. Body Snatchers (1993) 7/10
78. Feast (2005) 6/10
79. House on Haunted Hill (1999) 5/10
80. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 4/10
81. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 7/10
82. Return of the Living Dead III (1993) 8/10
83. Final Destination (2000) 7/10
84. Final Destination 2 (2003) 6/10
85. The Thing (2011) 6/10
86. Street Trash (1987) 5/10
87. It (1990) 6/10
88. The Keep (1983) 4/10
89. The Shout (1978) 6/10
90. Popcorn (1991) 7/10
91. The Others (2001) 7/10
92. 13 Ghosts (1960) 6/10
93. The Prophecy (1995) 5/10
94. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) 7/10
95. Dust Devil (1992) 4/10
96. Alien 3 (1992) 6/10
97. Underworld (2003) 6/10
98. The Sorcerers (1967) 5/10
99. Zombi 2 (1979) 6/10
100. The VVitch: A New-England Folk Tale (2015) 7/10
101. Cold Prey 2 (2008) 5/10
102. Sugar Hill (1974) 6/10
103. Evil Dead (2013) 8/10
104. Fright Night (1985) 7/10
105. Salem's Lot (1979) 6/10
106. I Sell the Dead (2008) 5/10
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Post by Hunziker » December 11th, 2017, 9:48 am

95. God Told Me To (1976) - 5/10
96. Dawn of the Dead (2004) - 6/10
97. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) - 7.5/10
98. The Most Dangerous Game (1932) - 6/10
99. An American Werewolf in London (1981) - 7/10
100. The Wicker Man (1973) - 7.5/10
101. The Evil Dead (1981) - 7.5/10
102. Evil Dead II (1987) - 7.5/10
103. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - 6/10
104. Seconds (1966) - 7/10
105. Cronos (1993) - 6/10
106. El día de la bestia (1995) - 5.5/10
107. The Haunting (1963) - 7/10
108. Evil Dead (2013) - 5/10
109. The Stepford Wives (1975) - 7/10
110. Pet Sematary (1989) - 6.5/10
111. Insidious (2010) - 6/10
112. Candyman (1992) - 7/10
113. Friday the 13th (1980) - 5.5/10
114. Wolf (1994) - 7.5/10
115. Christine (1983) - 6/10
116. Cat People (1982) - 4/10
117. Honeymoon (2014) - 4/10
118. Devil (2010) - 3/10
119. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) - 6/10
222/1000Show
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)
95. God Told Me To (1976)
96. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
97. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
98. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
99. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
100. The Wicker Man (1973)
101. The Evil Dead (1981)
102. Evil Dead II (1987)
103. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
104. Seconds (1966)
105. Cronos (1993)
106. El día de la bestia (1995)
107. The Haunting (1963)
108. Evil Dead (2013)
109. The Stepford Wives (1975)
110. Pet Sematary (1989)
111. Insidious (2010)
112. Candyman (1992)
113. Friday the 13th (1980)
114. Wolf (1994)
115. Christine (1983)
116. Cat People (1982)
117. Honeymoon (2014)
118. Devil (2010)
119. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
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