Oldskooler Ramblings

the unlikely child born of the home computer wars

October Horror Movie Challenge Results

Posted by Trixter on October 31, 2020


Every October, I allow myself to get all of the horror, gore, and halloween-themed movie-watching out of my system. For literally no reason or benefit, I usually challenge myself to watch 31 such movies, one for each day of the month. This year is the first year I succeeded, likely due to a mixture of the pandemic limiting excursions, and also because horror movies are a light and breezy diversion from the real-life hellscape that is 2020.

So what did Trixter watch? Here’s the list, in chronological order of release date (this was not my viewing order, which is much less interesting):

TitleYear
The Thing 1951
The Premature Burial 1962
Theater of Blood 1973
The Exorcist 1973
Haunted: The Ferryman 1974
Trilogy of Terror 1975
Halloween 1978
Alien 1979
Phantasm 1979
Humanoids from the Deep 1980
The Thing 1982
The Beast Within 1982
Cat People 1982
Aliens 1986
Invaders from Mars 1986
April Fool’s Day 1986
Predator 1987
Phantasm II 1988
Cellar Dweller 1988
Scarecrows 1988
Death Spa 1989
Dr. Giggles 1992
Leprechaun 1993
Phantasm III 1994
Ice Cream Man 1995
From Dusk ’til Dawn 1996
Phantasm IV 1998
Shaun of the Dead 2004
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn 2015
Phantasm: Ravager 2016
Hubie Halloween 2020

And a special bonus that I completed just now: Night of the Living Dead (1990) viewing party with three of lead actors, giving live commentary. Was very fun, first time I’ve ever done that.

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