October Horror Movie Marathon

by Artemis574 | created - 02 Oct 2012 | updated - 01 Nov 2012 | Public

Watching horror movies i haven't seen yet, all october

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1. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Kap-su Kim, Jung-ah Yum, Soo-jung Lim, Geun-young Moon

Votes: 48,061

Watched 10/1/12 4/10 Boring and confusing. This was remade into The Uninvited, which I will probably never see now.

2. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 14,899 | Gross: $14.42M

Watched 10/1/12 7/10 Pretty good 80's horror comedy. Can't believe I have never seen this.

3. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Votes: 16,909 | Gross: $0.12M

Watched 10/2/12 6.5/10 Fairly basic zombie/ghost story with some memorable scenes and a cool ending.

4. Night of the Demons (1988)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins, Allison Barron

Votes: 10,379 | Gross: $3.11M

Watched 10/3/12 2/10 awful. stupid. a terrible imitation of horror comedies like evil dead and return of the living dead...i laughed once. troma movies are better

5. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Votes: 14,367

Watched 10/4/12 6/10 Very similar story to The Shining. An artist's descent into madness. My least favorite Bergman movie but it did have some striking scenes.

6. City of the Living Dead (1980)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi

Votes: 13,133

Watched 10/5/12 7.5/10 Besides the easiest to kill zombies i've ever seen and the wtf ending, I loved it.

7. Fright Night (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Votes: 91,467 | Gross: $18.30M

Watched 10/7/12 6/10 Way better than I expected. I hate mclovin though

8. The Howling (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

68 Metascore

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone

Votes: 25,810 | Gross: $17.99M

Watched 10/10/12 8/10 One of the few werewolf movies I've enjoyed. Great transformation scenes

9. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 46,146 | Gross: $2.02M

Watched 10/11/12 8.5/10 Kind of a rewatch, it's been so long I really didn't remember any of it. Severed head sex scene is classic.

10. The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 12,041 | Gross: $13.54M

*Rewatch Watched 10/11/12 8.5/10 One of my favorites. Still holds up.

11. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

R | 83 min | Horror, Music

At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: Jon Mikl Thor, Jillian Peri, Frank Dietz, David Lane

Votes: 1,191

Watched 10/11/12 5/10 I had no idea what was going on for 90% of the movie. The ending made up for it though. One of the most epic battles between good and evil put on film.

12. Red State (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror

50 Metascore

Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Angarano

Votes: 57,595 | Gross: $1.10M

Watched 10/15/12 5/10 Uneven. Some good parts and some really dumb parts. I wish Kevin Smith would have went with his original idea for the ending

13. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 23,039 | Gross: $0.62M

Watched 10/16/12 8/10 Interesting take on the vampire story. I love all of del Toro's work.

14. Bijitâ Q (2001 Video)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

Votes: 13,273

Watched 10/18/12 7.5/10 Whoops, this definately wasn't a horror movie. Pretty bizarre though. Same basic premise as Hesher.

15. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 7,462

Watched 10/19/12. 4/10 Decent performances by Anthony Hopkins and Ann Margaret but the premise was just stupid. The dummy had some good lines...

16. Drive Thru (2007)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.

Directors: Brendan Cowles, Shane Kuhn | Stars: Leighton Meester, Nicholas D'Agosto, Melora Hardin, Lola Glaudini

Votes: 3,590

Watched 10/20/12 6.5/10 Reminded me of a Freddy movie. Pretty tongue in cheek and corny but I liked it.

17. April Fool's Day (1986)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner, Jay Baker

Votes: 11,883 | Gross: $12.95M

Watched 10/21/12. 4/10 Bland slasher. Needed more boobs or gore or something.

18. Ginger Snaps (2000)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

70 Metascore

Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 36,355 | Gross: $0.00M

Watched 10/21/12 5.5/10. Interesting take on werewolves as a metaphor for puberty. Had my boy Chad from Tucker & Dale in it.

19. Martin (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror

68 Metascore

A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

Votes: 8,360 | Gross: $0.10M

Watched 10/22/12 6.5/10 George Romero's take on vampires. A weird kid thinks he's a vampire. Interesting.

20. Deep Red (1975)

R | 126 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 24,593

Watched 10/23/12 8/10 Really liked this one. I saw a director's cut with an extra half hour that wasn't dubbed into english. The characters kept switching from english to italian and back, which was annoying.

21. Lo (2009)

80 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

Love presents many challenges to couples...but none so daunting as the one Justin faces with his girlfriend April. Kidnapped by demons, April's mystery begins to unfold when he finds an ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Betz | Stars: Jeremiah Birkett, Sarah Lassez, Ward Roberts, Devin Barry

Votes: 2,301

Watched 10/24/12 6/10. Interesting movie. The whole movie took place in one room, somewhat like a stage production. Good love story.

22. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

65 Metascore

Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Votes: 146,014 | Gross: $0.22M

REWATCH Watched 10/25/12. 9/10. One of the best horror comedies ever!

23. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 99,466 | Gross: $40.06M

REWATCH Watched 10/25/12 6/10. Didn't remember most of it, but it's pretty fun.

24. Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.

Directors: Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan

Votes: 6,764

REWATCH Watched 10/26/12 7.5/10. This and Toxic Avenger started my love for troma, especially Lloyd Kaufman directed movies.

25. The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 10,340

Watched 10/29/12 5.0/10 Not nearly as entertaining as the Beyond or City of the Living Dead. The usual Fulci gaps in logic and bad storytelling. A couple cool death scenes.

26. Tenebre (1982)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 16,488

Watched 10/30/12 5.0/10 Good score.

27. Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen, Kerry Noonan

Votes: 30,265 | Gross: $19.47M

REWATCH Watched 10/30/12 5/10. My favorite Friday the 13th, which isn't saying much. First zombie Jason. Watched on AMC. They cut out most of the kills for some reason, then show the Walking Dead, which is way gorier.

28. Feast (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

43 Metascore

Patrons locked inside a bar are forced to fight monsters.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Navi Rawat, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Judah Friedlander

Votes: 27,229 | Gross: $0.05M

Watched 10/30/12. 6/10. Pretty funny. Messes with horror conventions.

29. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)

PG | 84 min | Horror

Somewhere in upstate New York, a young woman is terrorized by a group of rural farmers primarily interested in a harvest of blood.

Director: Ed Adlum | Stars: Norman Kelley, Tanna Hunter, Bruce Detrick, Paul Craig Jennings

Votes: 570

Watched 10/30/12. 2/10. One extra star for being so bad I'd put it on par with Manos: The Hands of Fate.

30. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 25,389 | Gross: $0.00M

Watched 10/31/12 6.5/10 Unique zombie/infection movie from the viewpoint of a radio host and his co-workers trapped in the studio.

31. The Collector (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

29 Metascore

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández, William Prael

Votes: 49,488 | Gross: $7.71M

32. La montagna del dio cannibale (1978)

99 min | Adventure, Horror

A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli, Antonio Marsina

Votes: 3,040

33. Opera (1987)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 11,410

34. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 11,846

35. Black Roses (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Music

Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: John Martin, Ken Swofford, Sal Viviano, Julie Adams

Votes: 995

36. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 64,198 | Gross: $0.09M

37. Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

Votes: 237,034 | Gross: $54.01M

38. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 165,071 | Gross: $41.60M

39. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 181,359 | Gross: $0.50M

40. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The murder of a wealthy heiress by her husband triggers a series of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 7,273