October Horror Month 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, I won the challenge with 306 films. I had a lot more on my plate this year, but still managed to do reasonably well with 182 – I’m especially pleased since I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get to 50.

I saw a lot of great films last year, but this year was a more mediocre effort. Only one of my first time viewings became a new favourite, although I saw a handful of other decent films. I also rewatched 6 films, most of which were zombie films, and 3 of which I hadn’t gone crazy over before but loved this time around. And I also watched one film I’d seen before with commentary.

I attended Grimmfest in Manchester on the 5th/6th October, seeing a handful of films but was disappointed with all of them (aside from one rewatch, but I’m not including that here):

  • The Human Race (2013)
  • Found (2013)
  • The Butterfly Room (2013)
  • The Machine (2012) – particularly this piece of shit, which I walked out on a little over halfway because it was destroying my soul.

I also went to the FrightFest All-Nighter on the 26/27th October, which I wrote about here.

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

Decades:

1920-1929 – 1
1930-1939 – 1
1940-1949 – 2
1950-1959 – 6
1960-1969 – 7
1970-1979 – 35
1980-1989 – 29
1990-1999 – 24
2000-2009 – 32
2010-2019 – 31

Average year: 1989

Ratings:

1/10 – 0
2/10 – 1
3/10 – 4
4/10 – 47
5/10 – 72
6/10 – 36
7/10 – 7
8/10 – 1
9/10 – 0
10/10 – 0

Average rating: 5.0


Top 10:

  1. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (1970)
  2. Dead Heat (1988)
  3. Manhunter (1986)
  4. Linkeroever (2008)
  5. Twisted Nerve (1968)
  6. Mute Witness (1994)
  7. Jigureul jikyeora! (2003)
  8. Harold’s Going Stiff (2011)
  9. Slashers (2001)
  10. The Woman in Black (1989)


Also worth a look:

  • 10 Rillington Place (1971)
  • American Mary (2012)
  • Baby Blood (1990)
  • Colin (2008)
  • Dead of Winter (1987)
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
  • Fire in the Sky (1993)
  • Hostel: Part II (2007)
  • I Saw What You Did (1965)
  • Killer Crocodile (1989)
  • Link (1986)
  • Manborg (2011)
  • Maniac (2012)
  • Noroi (2005)
  • Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
  • Sien nui yau wan (1987)
  • Silent House (2011)
  • Somos lo que hay (2010)
  • The Dark Hours (2005)
  • The Sender (1982)


Bottom 10:

  1. The Machine (2013)
  2. Garden of the Dead (1972)
  3. Valkoinen peura (1952)
  4. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)
  5. Barn of the Blood Llama (1997)
  6. Sick Boy (2012)
  7. Scrapbook (2000)
  8. Multiple Maniacs (1970)
  9. The Ghost Ship (1943)
  10. The Return of the Vampire (1944)


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