October 2013 Horror Movie Challengeby masuka-fan | created - 01 Nov 2013 | updated - 01 Nov 2013 | Public
Films I watched for the IMDb Horror Board's challenge.
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1. Piranha (1978)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Votes: 15,469 | Gross: $6.00M
Perfectly entertaining for the type of movie it was, but I do prefer the newer version. 6/10
2. Chung oi (2007)
97 min | Horror
In Hong Kong, the successful designer Ming lives with his beloved girlfriend Wai Luk and her younger sister who loves ghost story comic books. When Wai is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, ... See full summary »
3. Castle Freak (1995 Video)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.
Stuart Gordon without the humor, rather a bore. The daughter is the only bright spot. 4/10
4. La rose de fer (1973)
TV-MA | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror
A young couple out for a walk decide to take a stroll through a large cemetery. As darkness begins to fall they realize they can't find their way out, and soon their fears begin to overtake them.
Two go mad in a cemetery. Yawn. 2/10
5. ParaNorman (2012)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
Votes: 80,656 | Gross: $56.00M
Great family film (meaning both kids and grown-ups can enjoy it.) One of this year's pleasant surprises. 8/10
6. Cemetery Man (1994)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Horror
A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.
Votes: 17,398 | Gross: $0.25M
Not at all what I expected - a stylish zombie film with philosophy and romance. Another pleasant surprise. 7/10
7. Stevie (2008 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Horror
After a long and unsuccessful period trying to have a family, Claire and Adrian finally adopt a girl. The coming of Isabel is desired by almost the whole family but making a eight-year-old ... See full summary »
Badly-acted, completely by the numbers ghost story. If you've ever seen any before, you'll be able to predict everything that happens. 2/10
8. 13: Game of Death (2006)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After losing his job, his car and his money, Phuchit, Krissada Sukosol, races against time to complete 13 tasks ordered by an anonymous caller who promised 100,000,000 Thai Baht upon completion.
9. Higanjima (2009)
122 min | Horror
Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.
Lots of action, but boring. 5/10
10. Deddobôru (2011)
99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport
Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan. After accidentally causing the death of his father with a super-powered, ... See full summary »
I don't know why I keep watching these bizarro things. I guess I enjoyed them at one time, but now I find them annoying and tiresome. Really a comedy rather than horror. 3/10
11. Not of This Earth (1988)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.
Votes: 1,740 | Gross: $0.11M
12. Childish Games (2012)
95 min | Horror, Thriller
The teachers Daniel and Laura work at the same school and live together. Laura wants to have a baby, but her gynecologist has just informed that she cannot have children. One day, a weird ... See full summary »
The publicity around this is misleading; it's a mystery-drama rather than a horror movie. But it's very good. 7/10
13. Nosferatu (1922)
Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.
What can I say about this? It was a great film for its time and is still perfectly watchable today. The version I watched had a great musical score attached. 7/10
14. Snuff-Movie (2005)
R | 92 min | Horror
Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s. He becomes a virtual recluse - until years later ... See full summary »
The director warns us (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) at the beginning about how extreme it's going to be, but I found it tame. 3/10
15. Apart (I) (2011)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Linked by a rare psychological disorder, Noah Greene and Emily Gates must uncover the mystery of a tragic past in order to find hope for the future.
16. Black Sheep (2006)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
Votes: 36,321 | Gross: $0.08M
Just watch the trailer; that's where all the funny bits are. What a slog. 3/10
17. Frontier(s) (2007)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Well-made, disturbing, but pointless. 6/10
18. The Faculty (1998)
R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.
Votes: 97,843 | Gross: $40.06M
This is why people (unfairly) think poorly of 90s horror cinema. 3/10
19. The Barrens (2012)
R | 94 min | Horror
A man takes his family on a camping trip and becomes convinced they are being stalked by the legendary monster of the New Jersey Pine Barrens: the Jersey Devil.
20. Evil Dead II (1987)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
Votes: 124,998 | Gross: $5.92M
This was a re-watch and I don't like it nearly as much as I used to. Just not into slapstick any more. 6/10
21. House of Whipcord (1974)
R | 102 min | Horror
An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize that the date is the present as he's been cooped up in the house. He is assisted by... See full summary »
22. Maniac (2012)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Votes: 30,078 | Gross: $0.02M
Better made than the 1980 film but I found the first-person perspective annoying. The whole thing is kind of pointless. Who thinks of this stuff? 5/10
23. Night Tide (1961)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
Weird seeing Hopper playing the nice guy. 5/10
24. Nightmare City (1980)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An airplane exposed to radiation lands, and blood drinking zombies emerge armed with knives, guns and teeth! They go on a rampage slicing, dicing, and biting their way across the Italian countryside.
The shoddiest zombies this side of Zombie Lake. Poorly made in every aspect, really. 2/10
25. Visiting Hours (1982)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
A deranged, misogynistic killer assaults a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off.
Votes: 2,803 | Gross: $13.26M
26. Devil (2010)
PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.
Votes: 113,702 | Gross: $33.58M
Hilariously bad (typical) Shyamalan film. Contains useful tips on how to tell if the devil is nearby, such as your toast landing jelly-side down. Really. 3/10
27. Frankenstein's Army (2013)
R | 84 min | Horror
Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. ... See full summary »
Interesting idea executed in a totally unconvincing manner. There was really no reason for this to be found footage at all. Nice creature concepts. 4/10
28. Black Sabbath (1963)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.
29. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993 Video)
R | 88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins.
When Punky Brewster was still cute. 5/10
30. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 65,297 | Gross: $12.63M
Another re-watch. I think I liked it better this time. Something about Zombie's films really get under the skin. 7/10
31. I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller
When Katie innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into a nightmare of rape, torture and kidnapping. Now, she will have to find the strength to exact her brutal revenge.
Votes: 21,426 | Gross: $0.00M
Still no spitting on graves although people do spit at each other. 3/10