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Oct 23, 2010

SHOCKtober: 182-158



Things are really starting to heat up, my friends. HEAT. UP.

Each of the following films received FOUR VOTES:

182. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- 1973, John Newland
181. Halloween III: Season of the Witch -- 1982, Tommy Lee Wallace
180. A Tale of Two Sisters -- 2003, Ji-woon Kim
179. Feast -- 2005, John Gulager

Each of the following films received FIVE VOTES:

178. Dead & Buried -- 1981, Gary Sherman
177. The Funhouse -- 1981, Tobe Hooper
176. The Burning -- 1981, Tony Maylam
175. Pan's Labyrinth -- 2006, Guillermo del Toro
174. Final Destination -- 2000, James Wong
173. Sleepy Hollow -- 1999, Tim Burton
172. Phenomena -- 1985, Dario Argento
171. Captain Kronos- Vampire Hunter -- 1974, Brian Clemens
170. Masque of the Red Death -- 1964, Roger Corman
169. 28 Weeks Later -- 2007, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
168. Spider Baby -- 1968, Jack Hill
167. House on Haunted Hill -- 1999, William Malone
166. The Hitcher -- 1986, Robert Harmon
165. Creature from the Black Lagoon -- 1954, Jack Arnold
164. Misery -- 1990, Rob Reiner
163. Eraserhead -- 1976, David Lynch
162. The Others -- 2001, Alejandro Amenabar
161. The Hills Have Eyes -- 2006, Alexandre Aja
160. Scanners -- 1981, David Cronenberg
159. The Amityville Horror -- 1979, Stuart Rosenberg

The following film received SIX VOTES:

158. Cabin Fever -- 2002, Eli Roth


  • So does the appearance of The Funhouse have you wicked pumped for the next Film Club meeting, or what? November 8th- be there! Or don't.
  • Speaking of The Funhouse...1981 represent! Four films in this chunk alone. Nicely done, folks.
  • The Hitcher is such a great movie. That scene with Jennifer Jason Leigh, man...you know the one. YOU KNOW.
  • The appearance of The Amityville Horror has me hankerin' to re-watch Part IV: The Evil Escapes, which makes no-- well, it's about an evil floor lamp, so my wanting to watch it makes perfect sense, actually. I gotta check out the sequel about the dollhouse and the sequel about the clock, too.
  • Another re-watch: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. It really underwhelmed me the first (and only) time I saw it. It could be one of those movies that's better-loved if you saw it back in the day, but I think it deserves a second chance. I'll take it back with open arms, but if it hurts me again we're through. For reals.

17 comments:

Barry said...

Ahh, I'm so relieved that Spider Baby made the list. That was one of the runners-up for my list. I thought it would never show up at all.

To see it get FIVE votes here warms my heart.Well done!

Sandisan said...

Captain Kronos!!!! I love love love that movie. It didn't make my list cuz it's not particularly scary, but it is wicked awesome.

Tracy said...

There's a bunch of really great movies on this list that I'm surprised didn't get more love...but since I didn't vote for any of them, either, I guess I shouldn't be.

Ron said...

Really happy to see HALLOWEEN III getting some serious love! I'm a fan...got the DVD, got the soundtrack CD. This movie needs a fan club!

PoliVamp said...

So.... Feast 3 got the most votes of the trilogy. That makes me a bit sad....

Looking forward to the 7+ vote getters! Shit is getting real!

Stacie Ponder said...

"Feast 3 got the most votes of the trilogy..."

How do you figure that?

B.E. Earl said...

Holla to the three other folks who voted for Kim Darby and little demons! I love that movie.

michael said...

Cabin Fever has made its appearance so I expect to see Cabin Fever 2 any day now. Just kidding, I know everybody hates it. I love it!

Pan's Labyrinth is the opposite of that for me. I've never seen a review that is any less than glowing and it wasn't very good.

PoliVamp said...

I would think Feast 3 got the most votes since I voted for the entire trilogy and have yet to see it appear on the list. Unless I missed it somewhere...

Stacie Ponder said...

Feast 3 isn't on the master list at all, so...hmm. Email me your list again, please, and I'll try to figure out what's what! Sorry if there's been some kind of mix-up. Although if people listed numbers 1-20, but, say, "Feast 1-3" was listed for #5, then I only counted the first film as counting all three would put them over 20 choices. Does that make sense? Some folks tried to sneak in multiple movies for one vote, I mean. Not saying you did that, but...eh, send me your list. :D stacieponder at gmail.com

thomwade said...

Wow. My entire list is in the top two hundred. So far, only one on my list has been mentioned. I clearly have highly unoriginal choices. :)

Anonymous said...

Just watched Dead and Buried, after seeing how many votes it got and reading your description. Awesome movie! Definitely underrated.

Sarah said...

I agree that Dead and Buried is underrated. I'm quite happy that a lot of these movies got 5 votes.

Dave Enkosky said...

Really liking a lot of the titles on this list. Spider Baby is one of my all time favorites. Although The Burning isn't necessarily a great movie, the raft scene alone is worth the price of admission.

The Scream Queen said...

LOVE The Hitcher! That was definitely on my list.

Synonymous said...

I will give additional love to Phenomena, not least for its truth in advertising. It has Donald Pleasance, Jennifer Connelly, Dario Argento, massive swarms of insects, Motorhead, and a chimp with a straight razor. Those are some impressive phenomena right there.

Amanda By Night said...

Nice to see Don't Be Afraid of the Dark get a little love. It's nice to see little films make that kind of impact!

Pieces is SO good. I should have put it on my list. I adore it and just the other day I saw an oversized oaf chainsawing the bushes on my college campus...and well you can guess where my mind went!