Ten Years of Fears: 2017 Madness Final Week Summary

Posted: November 5, 2017 in Event Review

Dead Alive (1992) 1h, 44m
The Walking Dead (S8E1 – Mercy) 60m
Total Points: 15 (Weekend Challenge)
Dead Alive is a classic! The custard scene is just disgusting though. I love the fact that Jackson started with a gore-fest and became one of the biggest Directors in Hollywood. I’d love to see him return to his roots.
The Walking Dead has changed the genre, for better or worse. I’m still an avid fan, although the show has tested me at times. I feel like Season 8 is off to a very good start though.

Stranger Things Challenge!
Stranger Things (2017) Season 2, Episodes 1-9
Total Points: 40 (Special Challenge)

Lydia and Beetlejuice get Married!
Total Points: 2 (Cleared with Head Hauntress prior to event)
Attended an amazing outdoor wedding in costume, where the Bride and Groom dressed as Beetlejuice and Lydia! I went as Bob Ross and my wife as a Happy Little Tree.

Halloween 2

The Boogey Man (1980) 1h, 25m
Total Points: 6 (ATB – Video Nasty)
So, basically what we have here is the result of someone watching Halloween, The Exorcist and The Amityville Horror and cobbling together a semblance of a story line. I was bored most of the time.

The House by the Cemetery (1981) 1h, 27m
Total Points:6 (ATB – Video Nasty)
The only thing that keeps this from competing for my favorite Fulci is Bob. I hate that kid.

Don’t Go Near the Park (1979) 1h, 24m
Total Points: 6 (ATB – Video Nasty)
What a bizarre movie! Satanic curses, cannibalism and sacrificing virgins. Pretty cool that the Director was all of 19 when he made this.

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) 1h, 35m
Total Points: 6 (ATB – Video Nasty)
Love this zombie flick! I’m not sure why it doesn’t get the love of some others, but I think it is fantastic

Land of the Dead (2005) 1h, 37m
Total Points: 6 (Doc Terror Memorial List – George A. Romero)
Personally, I enjoy this one for what it is, which is an action movie with some zombies in it.

Slither (2006) 1h, 35m
Total Points: 3 (2 Base +1 (A LIVING PERSON is TRANSFORMED by Toxic Waste, a Liquid or Parasite/Virus, into a Hideous/Gross Creature(s) or Humanoid Genetic Mutation)
Another really fun, but pretty gross movie. James Gunn hit this out of the park. Would love to see a sequel.

EvilSpeak (1981) 1h, 29m
Total Points: 6 (ATB – Video Nasty)
Pretty tame movie (until the climax) for a Video Nasty. Clint Howard is awesome as Coopersmith though.

Dead & Buried (1981) 1h, 32m
Total Points: 6 (ATB – Video Nasty)
Written by Dan O’Bannon, FX by Stan Winston and starring Robert Englund? Yes please! Another underrated gem.

Tales of Halloween (2015) 1h, 32m
Total Points: 5 (2 Base +3 (Children under 14 antagonist/protagonist; Eye Gouging; Stop Animation, Man in Suit and Practical Puppetry))
Most of what I read about this was universally bad, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I’ll be picking up a copy and it’ll join my Halloween rotation.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007) 1h, 22m
Total Points: 4 (2 Base +2(Children under 14 antagonist/protagonist; Release date 2007 to present))
One of my favorite anthologies and a must watch every Halloween. I was able to get this in before watching the World Series this year!

Halloween (1978) 1h, 31m
Total Points: 3 (2 Base +1 (Children in danger))
Hard to argue against this being a top 5 horror movie of all time. I watch this multiple times a year, not just on Halloween.

Halloween II (1981) 1h, 32m
Total Points: 3 (2 Base + Children in Danger)
Although it loses some of the charm that makes Halloween an amazing film, I think of these two as one movie.

Dawn of the Dead (2004) 1h, 50m – Unrated Version
Total Points: 6 (ATB – Doc Terror Memorial List – George A. Romero (Writer))
When kick ass remakes are mentioned, it’s rare I hear anyone bring this up. I love it. You can argue all you want about fast zombies, but they are a part of the mythology now, so I chose to accept them.


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