October Horror Challenge 2014: Wrap-Up

Every October, the forum DVDTalk holds a horror challenge where the goal is to watch 100 horror films. Prizes are given out for participation, completing checklist and answering trivia questions. When we started up our forum, we copied the idea – minus the prizes. Last year’s wrap-up can be found here.

This year I watched 155 films. Unfortunately as the years go by, I seem to be having worse and worse luck. I only found 1 new favourite this year and 5 other really good films. I only saw 2 films I hated though. I did get through quite a few films I’ve been meaning to see and finished off the current version of TSZDT. I rewatched 4 films; with only one letting me down (Christina’s House, which, to be fair, I never thought was a masterpiece anyway). This month I also made a video montage of all the films I watched.

My full list of viewings can be found here. And now for awards and stats (Best/Worst film awards and stats don’t include rewatches or shorts, for simplicity).

The Horror Awards

Best Film:

1. The Signal (2007)

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2. Oculus (2013)

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3. Geung si sin sang (1985)

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4. Fanatic (1965)

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5. Sexykiller, morirás por ella (2008)

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Worst Film:

1. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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2. The Pact (2012)

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3. “Omnibus” Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968)

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4. The Gingerdead Man (2005)

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5. Vinyan (2008)

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‘I’ll Be in My Bunk’ aka Hottest Dudes:

1. Jonathan Pryce as ‘Mr Dark’ in Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

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2. AJ Bowen as ‘Lewis Denton’ in The Signal (2007)

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3. Jim Sturgess as ‘Jamie’ in Heartless (2009)

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4. Brad Rowe as ‘Howie Rhodes’ in Christina’s House (2000)

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5. Mats Eldøen as ‘Sverre’ in Fritt vilt II (2008)

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Stats

Decades:

1920-1929 – 0
1930-1939 – 1
1940-1949 – 1
1950-1959 – 2
1960-1969 – 14
1970-1979 – 34
1980-1989 – 28
1990-1999 – 20
2000-2009 – 32
2010-2019 – 18

Average year: 1988

Ratings:

1/10 – 0
2/10 – 1
3/10 – 1
4/10 – 42
5/10 – 51
6/10 – 50
7/10 – 5
8/10 – 1
9/10 – 0
10/10 – 0

Average rating: 5.1


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