View Full Version : October 2011 Horror Movie Marathon

10-06-2011, 05:26 PM
I was reading the blog Badass Digest (http://www.badassdigest.com/2011/10/04/terror-tuesday-how-to-watch-a-horror-movie-a-day) yesterday and got an idea from an article there. One of their contributors has been watching at least one horror movie a day since February 16th, 2007. I figured even though itís already 6 days into October I will finish out the month of Halloween watching a horror flick each day. All the movies I will be posting will be available to view on Nexflix streaming (in the US anyway). Some of these movies will be good, some will be crap; but if you like horror then Iím sure Iíll come across some things youíll enjoy. If the fact that itís horror movies doesnít tie it to metal enough I am also going to pick a metal song that resonates with the film in some way. So, without further adoÖ..

10-06-2011, 05:31 PM
October 6th

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
dir: John Carpenter
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PFcOeM_Usk)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/In_the_Mouth_of_Madness/624473)

This ‘94 John Carpenter film stars Sam Neil as an investigator of sorts searching for a missing author. The story is loosely adapted from a couple HP Lovecraft stories, and as far as an adaptation of Lovecraft to film it is actually rather successful. The missing scribe in question is a mega-popular horror author whose obsessive fans across the country are beginning to go mad with anticipation of his upcoming novel. In comes the skeptical Sam Neil, hired by the publishing company, to find the lost novelist. Sanity and reality melt away upon his ensuing journey. This is a well-done Carpenter film that doesn’t just drag on like some of his flicks do.

song: The Thing That Should Not Be - Metallica - Master of Puppets
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIj60VJQ8Wo)

Both the Metallica song 'The Thing That Should Not Be' as well as 'In The Mouth Of Madness' draw on HP Lovecraft’s story ‘Shadow Over Innsmouth’ for inspiration. As Sam Neil’s character is ‘drained of his sanity’ he learns he must ‘face the thing that should not be’.

10-06-2011, 06:57 PM
Cool thread, i'll keep an eye on this one.

Epidemic Reign
10-06-2011, 07:23 PM
Right on man, I'll be checking out this thread regularly.

I've never seen this movie but I'm a big fan of Carpenter and Lovecraft, so I'll be checking it out soon.

"The Thing That Should Not Be" has always been one of my favorite 'Tallica songs just because of the Lovecraft influence :fist:

10-06-2011, 07:39 PM
Very cool thread. Fuckin love horror movies.

10-06-2011, 08:05 PM
I'm definitely gonna watch this movie tonight. Thanks man, I'll keep an eye on this thread.

10-07-2011, 04:54 AM
Great idea, wish I'd thought of it! Will be keeping an eye on here!

Here's a random horror short I came across on Facebook, its 5 minutes long, so I thought some people may want to check it out!


Looking forward to the next entry!

10-07-2011, 05:15 AM
I'm definitely gonna follow this. I'll watch the above later tonight while I'm doing homework.

The local movie theater near my dorm is showing a bunch of Hitchcock films this month. Tonight is The Birds at midnight. Would anyone recommend it?

10-07-2011, 05:38 AM
I'm definitely gonna follow this. I'll watch the above later tonight while I'm doing homework.

The local movie theater near my dorm is showing a bunch of Hitchcock films this month. Tonight is The Birds at midnight. Would anyone recommend it?

Yes, go. Hitchcock is a filmmaker any possible horror fan should check and the birds is awesome!

Epidemic Reign
10-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Just got my new router hooked up and logged into Netflix/XBL for the first time in about a week... looks like Netflix got a pretty decent haul for October.

10-07-2011, 04:50 PM
October 7th

Raw Meat (1972)
dir: Gary Sherman
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slxl7hxiHc0)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Raw_Meat/60030071)

When a politician disappears in the London Underground and two college students are the last to see him, an investigation is lead by Inspector Calhoun played by Donald Pleasence. Horror fans will recognize Pleasence as Dr. Samuel Loomis from the Halloween series. The movie bounces between following the story of the college kids, the inspector and the killer. I don’t want to give too much away, but I think the phrase ‘subway dwelling cannibals’ is enough to spark interest. The first 20 minutes are kind of slow and really don’t point to the film being a horror movie at all until we are met with a long slow panning shot of a dank subway tunnel occupied by some gruesome sights accompanied by a tedious water dripping sound that sets the mood going forward. The climax ultimately leaves a bit to be desired. The graphic design nerd in me loved the simple 70’s style title cards.

song: Odors Of Existence - Gorguts - The Erosion Of Sanity
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvoVoGAeSG0)

Relevant lyrics:
Crawling survivors
Are screaming for life on their knees
Soon to be discovered
Stench-filled carcasses underneath

10-07-2011, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone!

I'm definitely gonna follow this. I'll watch the above later tonight while I'm doing homework.

The local movie theater near my dorm is showing a bunch of Hitchcock films this month. Tonight is The Birds at midnight. Would anyone recommend it?

The Birds is a classic. I haven't seen it in years though, so I'm not sure how well it holds up.

10-07-2011, 04:56 PM
The Birds is a classic. I haven't seen it in years though, so I'm not sure how well it holds up.

In my opinion, very well, but I love Hitchcock so I may be biased!

10-07-2011, 05:00 PM
In my opinion, very well, but I love Hitchcock so I may be biased!

I really need to re-visit some of his flicks.

10-08-2011, 08:10 PM
October 8th

Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)
dir: Rick Bota
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTeeBSf418I)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Hellraiser_Hellworld/70037058)

Hellraiser: Hellworld is the 8th film in the franchise and one of the cheesiest story lines to date. A group of kids are obsessed with a Hellraiser online game, so much so that one of them commits suicide because of it. This doesn’t deter the others when they get an invitation to a Hellword party at a mysterious house. From then on Lance Henriksen takes the kids on a tour of the mansion and they get picked off one by one in typical horror movie fashion. Bad acting, lots of gore and a dumb twist at the end are all par for the course once you hit the 8th film of a series like this. If you are remotely interested in this movie you probably know what you are in for. More of Pinhead and the other cenobites would have been nice.

song: Eternal Torture - Incantation - Onward to Golgotha
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kojcztcyEJk)

Relevant lyrics:
Rooms of eternal torture, reveal endurance of endless pain.
Disintegrating mortals, bodies burn.
There you feel the hellish torture.
Hellish torment, brutal butchering.
Demonic creatures revolve in torment...

Epidemic Reign
10-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Haha. I watched like the first 20 minutes of that movie and couldn't take it anymore. Inferno, Deader and Hellseeker were all pretty cool in their own right, not on par with the original trilogy but pretty decent. The plot behind this one was just too stupid for me.

10-08-2011, 08:31 PM
My cousin warned me to never see any Hellrasier movies past the second one. I only saw the first 2 and I didn't even really like the 2nd one.

Epidemic Reign
10-08-2011, 08:36 PM
My cousin warned me to never see any Hellrasier movies past the second one. I only saw the first 2 and I didn't even really like the 2nd one.

The third is much better than the second IMO. After that I can't blame you for steering clear, although I've enjoyed them all to some degree except for Hellworld.

10-09-2011, 06:26 PM
October 9th

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
dir: Robert Rodriguez
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bBay_1dKK8)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/From_Dusk_Till_Dawn/526264)

So instead of watching one of the shitty sequels today I thought I would watch the original classic From Dusk Till Dawn. If you haven't seen this movie yet and consider yourself a horror fan, you need to go watch it now. It's so much fun. It had been a couple years since I last watched it, but Clooney, Tarantino and Keitel are such an awesome combo. Tom Savini and Rodriguez favorite Danny Trejo are great as well. If you are not familiar, basically a pair of thieves kidnap a family in an RV to sneak across the border into Mexico and freedom. Needless to say, things go horribly wrong. :D

song: Bloodsucker - Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7TzAIHrkVU)

Relevant lyrics:
Kill the bloodsuckers
Vengeance on the bloodsuckers
Pull them down and out from under
Battle cries in the first morning light

10-09-2011, 06:29 PM
From Dusk 'Til Dawn is amazing, one of the first vampire flicks I seen, and still one of my favorites.

Hellworld on the other hand I have not yet seen, and I just find I'm never in the mood for how bad I expect it to be :lol: someday though, I plan on trying it! :P

10-11-2011, 06:48 PM
^ Classic!

"What were they uh psychos?"


"Psychos do not EXPLODE when sunlight hits them I don't GIVE A FUCK HOW CRAZY THEY ARE!"


Epidemic Reign
10-12-2011, 12:50 AM
smearCampaign, you on vacation or something? :lol:

10-12-2011, 01:40 PM
I just watched In The Mouth of Madness today. The movie was pretty good and the whole thing was a pretty big mindfuck but I was able to wrap my head around it after it was over.

10-12-2011, 03:25 PM
smearCampaign, you on vacation or something? :lol:

Ha. I wish. I've just been swamped with work and deadlines this week; but the good thing about working from home on the computer is that I can still watch Netflix while working. So I haven't stopped the marathon. However I will be working tonight and therefore missing the Atlas Moth show. :flame:


10-12-2011, 03:28 PM
October 10th

Isolation (2006)
dir: Billy OíBrien
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAzJ5XEmcUk)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Isolation/70070042)

Isolation is a horror film set on a remote Irish farm where some genetic tests are being performed on cows. While the story itself is nothing totally unique, the director does a really good job of creating atmosphere and tension utilizing the bleak landscape very well. Itís also nice to see a recent film that uses traditional effects, knowing that CGI effects in this would probably just end up looking really campy. A pretty entertaining monster movie.

song: Regret & The Grave - Cattle Decapitation - The Harvest Floor
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUa4GvMP6x0)

Relevant lyrics:
You, the consumer now consumed...
...and by your product your insides eaten!
Quite ironic, don't you think?

10-12-2011, 03:30 PM
October 11th

Blood Creek (2009)
dir: Joel Schumacher
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mJNYSV-OXc)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Blood_Creek/70128529)

Nazi zombies in an American farmhouse doesnít really seem to be a concept that would work, but Joel Schumacher puts together an intense tale of the occult that is pretty entertaining. The movie begins in 1936 with an immigrant family receiving a letter informing them that a Nazi professor would like lodgings in their home in exchange for a monthly payment. Fast forward to the present day and 70 plus years later blood rituals have kept the evil alive.

song: Blood Ritual Defamation - Impiety - Advent Of...
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dru0SePHSA)

Relevant lyrics:
Open wide the gates in praise of evil
Open wide the gates; conjuration
Altars of death, hunger for flesh
Altars of blood ritual defamation!

10-18-2011, 03:28 PM

October 12th

Wolfen (1981)
dir: Michael Wadleigh
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CVtWfYOdbg)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Wolfen/60023385)

I was done with farmhouses after the last two flicks, so I moved over to the city streets of New York. Albert Finney plays an alcoholic cop investigating a string of grisly murders taking place that seem like they could be animal attacks. Wolfen actually ends up being more of a thought provoking thriller than an action packed werewolf movie. A little dated, but the effects arenít too bad.

song: In The Year Of The Wolf - Motorhead - Inferno
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdPx_qfa_sw)

Relevant lyrics:
See me now, I was another,
Mean and vicious, fast and clever,
see me now, you would not dream,
The food I ate, the food that screamed

October 13th

Let Me In (2010)
dir: Matt Reeves
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reRRAEVHq8E)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Let_Me_In/70135744)

This is the American take on a Swedish vampire movie called Let The Right One In. Both films are actually adaptations of a written work. When I initially heard that they were going to do another version of the film, following the excellent Swedish release, I was worried that it would be turned into a terrible Hollywood horror movie. However this version is a great interpretation of the story. If you havenít seen either one, both are well done and not your typical vampire story at all.

song: Night of the Vampire (Roky Erickson cover) - Entombed - Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh5BE54j2Xs)

Relevant lyrics:
Never sleeps in the night
Comes out when the moon is bright - tonight
Is the night of the vampire

October 14th

Black Death (2010)
dir: Christopher Smith
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj3Jw1DLGpA)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Black_Death/70122631)

If youíve seen Game of Thrones, or the first Lord Of The Rings movie, you know that Sean Bean can do medieval/fantasy well; and this throws a horror/satanic spin onto a fantasy/adventure flick. The story is set in England during the time of the bubonic plague. Witch burnings, great action and satanic necromancy make for a pretty exciting watch. If you have any interest in medieval action, check this one out.

song: Plague Bearer - Bolt Thrower - Realm of Chaos
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weNJvskSj3k)

Relevant lyrics:
Contamination - spreads throughout the world
Contagious evil - now that chaos takes its hold
Sadistic torture - warps your earthly form
Your blood now curdles - now to be reborn

October 15th

Videodrome (1983)
dir: David Cronenberg
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8DIhR5jwOM)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Videodrome/1093793)

In the early 80ís David Cronenberg made three awesome horror/thrillers right in a row and Videodrome falls between Scanners and The Dead Zone in this trio. James Woods runs a TV station and is always looking for cutting edge content. When he stumbles upon a video feed of torture scenes that seem to be real he is fascinated. If you arenít familiar with this movie, this is one worth watching for sure.

song: The Idiot Box - Shadows Fall - The Art of Balance
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6hLUG4GPGQ)

Relevant lyrics:
Staring forward with vacant eyes
Imagination Cannot survive
Misinformation and compromise
These televised conditioned lies
Create a system of belief
Heartless purveyors of deceit

October 16th

Autumn (2009)
dir: Steven Rumbelow
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZyl2UdIwZE)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Autumn/70132318)

Netflix got a handful of new movies added to instant watch this weekend, so I thought Iíd give this zombie flick a try. Itís a standard group of survivors story against the freshly risen dead. The big twist here is that the zombie are actually learning and getting smarter over time. I really like zombie movies and this didnít do it for me. The make-up on the zombies looks good, but the special effects are terrible. You want to watch a zombie story? The Walking Dead season 1 just got added to Netflix instant recently and season 2 just started on AMC.

song: The Undead Will Feast - Cannibal Corpse - Eaten Back to Life
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU9mWsMPv_A)

Relevant lyrics:
Psychotic, transmutated corpses, upsuring the population
Sickening disaster of epidemic proportions, devouring us

October 17th

The Crazies (2009)
dir: Breck Eisner
watch the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceQ2UsZHE64)
view on Netflix (http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/The_Crazies/70111794)

This movie is a remake of a classic 1973 George Romero movie. Itís not exactly a zombie movie, but itís similar. A virus infects a town that makes some people deathly ill while some go outright insane, thrown into homicidal fits of rage. People donít come back from the dead in this one though. Timothy Olyphant is pretty good here as the town sheriff. My girlfriend really liked this one, but I thought it was just alright.

song: The Blueprints for Madness - Deceased... - The Blueprints for Madness
hear the song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrlwRUFyWeo)

Relevant lyrics:
Twisting, muting, the loss of a living mind
Enter madness, with no control all is done, as hope retreats
Enter madness, and in the end there's no chance,
But true defeat

Epidemic Reign
10-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Yay mega update :party:

I've seen Videodrome and Let Me In, both are good. I watched about half of The Crazies and decided that was all I needed to see. The others I still need to check out, though I have Wolfen on VHS.... just never watched it.

10-18-2011, 04:23 PM
Not a Let Me In fan, WAYYYYYY prefer the original.. The Crazies remake is very good though, I will check out the others!

Epidemic Reign
10-18-2011, 04:56 PM
Not a Let Me In fan, WAYYYYYY prefer the original...

I prefer the original too, but I thought the remake was pretty good. Except for the end, where it seems incredibly rushed. The book is also very good.

10-31-2011, 05:33 PM
Any update? :confused:

Epidemic Reign
10-31-2011, 05:37 PM

Epidemic Reign
11-26-2011, 10:03 PM
I'm thinking about doing a thread like this, except... reviewing 300 movies, one per day (basically most of the way through 2012), with the grand finale being my own personal top 30 horror films of all time, throughout the month of October.

Thoughts, anyone?

11-27-2011, 06:04 PM
I'm thinking about doing a thread like this, except... reviewing 300 movies, one per day (basically most of the way through 2012), with the grand finale being my own personal top 30 horror films of all time, throughout the month of October.

Thoughts, anyone?


10-07-2012, 02:15 PM
I've been trying to do the same thing this year (watch a horror movie every night of October). First week down and so far so good. I'm really just picking up stuff I haven't seen that have always interested me but my college internet connection sucks so I am sure there will be days where I have to rewatch something I own on DVD. Feel free to recommend me anything.

1st - They Live (1988 - American - John Carpenter)
Yeah I know it's not 100% horror :tongue:. It's about some guy who finds special sunglasses that allow him to see that Earth has been secretly taking over by aliens that live and advertise among us. Lots of great one liners and awesome 80s action scene. A fun watch. 7/10

2nd - Smiley (2012 - American - Michael J. Gallagher)
I have seen the trailer to this movie on Youtube related videos pretty much every single time I watch something horror related for about a year now. Well this movie has finally hit the internet after all that exposure and I find out that Youtube stars are actually in it, good thing I don't really pay attention to Youtube celebs which has caused some serious negative exposure to this film. This film is your typical slasher movie and has some really stupid references to 4Chan, and the tag line for the movie's main killer is actually "I did it for the luilz." Yes, very stupid but I actually found this film to be entertaining just for how stupid it is. It has just the right amount of stupidity imo and is not nearly as dumb as the film Detention that came out earlier in the year. 6/10

3rd - Grave Encounters 2 (2012 - American - The Vicious Brothers)
It was a surprise to find out that this movie actually existed after me not hearing anything about it up until the point where it leaked. It was even more of a surprise to find out that this movie is a pretty awesome sequel. It's one of those film-within-a-film kind of things. It makes fun of the belief that many people in real life think that found footage movies like Grave Encounters actually exist, the first third of the movie involves a character obsessed with it and finding all these really creepy coincidences. Of course he finally decides to visit the asylum with his friends and it turns out to be a bad idea. What's great is rather than rehashing the same scares, GE2 doesn't fuck around and immediately throws the familiar scares right at you, and then continue to throw new ideas in the mix. If you liked the first one then you'll probably like this one. I recommend it. 7/10

4th - Excision (2012 - American - Richard Bates Jr.)
Excision is this indie horror coming of age type film with a bunch of art house scenes randomly thrown in. AnnaLynne McCord is hilarious playing this teenage girl named Paulina who is pretty foul and rude to just about everybody else in life and has a dream of becoming a doctor, dissecting people and I think even fucking corpses. It's similar to movies like Welcome to the Dollhouse and Ghost World, but instead it's the misunderstood girl that ruins everyone's day and not the other way around. I liked it. 7/10

5th - [Rec] (2007 - Spain - Jaume Balaguerů, Paco Plaza)
Everyone knows this one. Found footage horror, a group of people get quarantined in an apartment building with a deadly zombie-like infection and everybody is pretty much fucked. It's good. 7/10

6th - [Rec] 2 (2009 - Spain - Jaume Balaguerů, Paco Plaza)
Direct sequel to the first one but this one is way more high def. a SWAT team is now sent inside the apartment and a dumbass group of kids also sneak inside and the father finally gets inside. This film goes further with the religious aspect which can get pretty ridiculous at points but I didn't mind it too much. 6.5/10

7th - [Rec] 3: Genesis (2012 - Spain - Paco Plaza)
Instead of continuing with the found footage trend, REC 3 almost completely drops it (except for like 15 minutes of the film) and instead is just an zombie splatter movie. Most hate this decision but even so I didn't find this movie to be that bad. There were a couple of very entertaining scenes. I also thought the fact that this film is Spanish definitely helped, it has a distinct sense of humor and I couldn't help but wonder how fucking dumb the movie would be if it were American (there would definitely be an annoying group of college kids added to the mix to be picked off). 6/10