October 2013 Horror Movie Challenge

Films I watched for the IMDb Horror Board's challenge.
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1.
Piranha (1978)
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Perfectly entertaining for the type of movie it was, but I do prefer the newer version. 6/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
2.
In Love with the Dead (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In Hong Kong, the successful designer Ming lives with his beloved girlfriend Wai Luk and her younger sister who loves ghost story comic books... (97 mins.)
Director: Danny Pang
“ 6/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
3.
Castle Freak (1995 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited. (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Stuart Gordon without the humor, rather a bore. The daughter is the only bright spot. 4/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
4.
The Iron Rose (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (86 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
“ Two go mad in a cemetery. Yawn. 2/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
5.
ParaNorman (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (92 mins.)
“ Great family film (meaning both kids and grown-ups can enjoy it.) One of this year's pleasant surprises. 8/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
6.
Cemetery Man (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies. (105 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
“ Not at all what I expected - a stylish zombie film with philosophy and romance. Another pleasant surprise. 7/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
7.
Stevie (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
After a long and unsuccessful period trying to have a family, Claire and Adrian finally adopt a girl... (94 mins.)
Director: Bryan Goeres
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
8.
13: Game of Death (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (114 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
9.
Higanjima (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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. (122 mins.)
Director: Tae-gyun Kim
“ Lots of action, but boring. 5/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
10.
Deadball (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Baseball prodigy Jubeh Yakyu (Tak Sakaguchi) is the most feared and dangerous juvenile delinquent in all of Japan... (99 mins.)
Director: Yudai Yamaguchi
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
11.
Not of This Earth (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet. (81 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
“ 3/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
12.
Childish Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The teachers Daniel and Laura work at the same school and live together. Laura wants to have a baby... (95 mins.)
“ The publicity around this is misleading; it's a mystery-drama rather than a horror movie. But it's very good. 7/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
13.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
14.
Snuff-Movie (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s... (92 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
15.
Apart (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
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. (85 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
16.
Black Sheep (2006)
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
“ Just watch the trailer; that's where all the funny bits are. What a slog. 3/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
17.
Frontier(s) (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (108 mins.)
Director: Xavier Gens
“ Well-made, disturbing, but pointless. 6/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
18.
The Faculty (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. (104 mins.)
“ This is why people (unfairly) think poorly of 90s horror cinema. 3/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
19.
The Barrens (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
“ 4/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
20.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
21.
House of Whipcord (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize... (102 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker
“ 5/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
22.
Maniac (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface. (89 mins.)
Director: Franck Khalfoun
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
23.
Night Tide (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and... (86 mins.)
“ Weird seeing Hopper playing the nice guy. 5/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
24.
Nightmare City (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
Director: Umberto Lenzi
“ The shoddiest zombies this side of Zombie Lake. Poorly made in every aspect, really. 2/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
25.
Visiting Hours (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
26.
Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them. (80 mins.)
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
27.
Frankenstein's Army (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab... (84 mins.)
“ 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 ” - masuka-fan
 
28.
Black Sabbath (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
“ 6/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
29.
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins. (88 mins.)
Director: Jeff Burr
“ When Punky Brewster was still cute. 5/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
30.
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ Another re-watch. I think I liked it better this time. Something about Zombie's films really get under the skin. 7/10 ” - masuka-fan
 
31.
I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
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. (106 mins.)
“ Still no spitting on graves although people do spit at each other. 3/10 ” - masuka-fan