Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SCARE-A-THON 2012 (Friends of the Children of the Night)

Hello, friends,

Well, it’s that time of year again, where the days grow short, the trees grow bare and nightmares come fast and furious in 90-minute intervals…

It’s time for SCARE-A-THON 2012.

Every October, I dedicate my energies, in the spirit of a walk-a-thon or read-a-thon, to a charity deserving of some “terror lovin’ care.” This year, I have selected The Friends of Children, an organization that provides aid to underfunded youth around the world, with 100% of all donations going directly to those in need. (All operating expenses are covered by private grants.) Their website is: http://www.thefriendsofchildren.org/

From October 1 - 31, I will immerse myself in vampire bites, unholy rites, full moons, ancient runes, pointy knives, twisted lives, masked killers and undead chillers. For your part, I am asking for assistance on a per-movie pledge basis – a dime, a nickel, even a penny helps and many hands pulling in the same direction make for light work. At the end of the month, we tally the total (this year’s goal is between 80 to 100 fright flicks), multiply by your pledge amount, and the kids have a happier holiday season. It’s that simple.

If you are interested in participating, please email me at drach101@gmail.com to let me know your desired pledge amount. (Or, if you have another charity that you prefer to support, we can dedicate our combined energies to that end. You’re the one writing the check, after all.)

As in years past, I will be documenting my progress here on the HORROR 101 with Dr. AC blog, so please stop by and see how we’re doing.


Thanks for your time! Here’s wishing everyone a happy and safe Halloween season!

Caring while scaring,



Revenant, The (2009) (1st viewing) d. Prior, Kerry (USA) 118 min.
Beware! Children at Play (1989) (1st viewing) d. Cribben, Mik (USA) 97 min.
Ghost Town (1988) (1st viewing) d. Governor, Richard (USA) 85 min.
Vindicator, The (1986) (1st viewing) d. Lord, Jean-Claude (Canada) 93 min.

Project: Metalbeast (1995) (1st viewing) d. De Gaetano, Alessandro (USA) (92 min.)
Eye of the Devil (1966) (1st viewing) d. Thompson, J. Lee (UK) 96 min.
Don't Go Near the Park (1979) (1st viewing) d. Foldes, Lawrence David (USA) 80 min.

Haunted Mansion, The (2003) (1st viewing) d. Minkoff, Rob (USA) 88 min.
Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987) (1st viewing) d. Dixon, Ken (USA) 71 min.
Devils of Darkness (1965) (1st viewing) d. Comfort, Lance (UK) 88 min.

Silent House (2011) (1st viewing) d. Kentis, Chris / Lau, Laura (USA) 86 min.
Headspace (2005) (1st viewing) d. van de Houton, Andrew (USA) 89 min.
Pirahna DD (2012) (1st viewing) d. Gulager, John (USA) 83 min.

Curse, The (1987) (1st viewing) d. Keith, David (USA) 92 min.
Demoniacs, The (1974) (1st viewing) d. Rollin, Jean (France) 95 min.
Dark Places (1973) (1st viewing) d. Sharp, Don (UK ) 85 min.
Mad Magician, The (1954) (1st viewing) d. Brahm, John (USA) 71 min.

Shallow Ground (2004) (1st viewing) d. Wilson, Sheldon (USA) 97 min.
Unknown Terror, The (1957) (1st viewing) d. Warren, Charles Marquis (USA) 77 min.
Twisted Nerve (1968) (1st viewing) d. Boulting, Roy (UK) 113 min.
Gathering, The (2003) (1st viewing) d. Gilbert, Brian (UK) 87 min.

Clownhouse (1989) (1st viewing) d. Salva, Victor (USA) 81 min.
Clown at Midnight (1999) (1st viewing) d. Pellerin, Jean (Canada) 91 min.
Night Caller, The (aka Blood Beast from Outer Space) (1965) (1st viewing) d. Gilling, John (UK) 84 min.
Captive Wild Woman (1943) (1st viewing) d. Dmytryk, Edward (USA) 61 min.
Jungle Woman (1944) (1st viewing) d. Le Borg, Reginald (USA) 61 min.
Dead in 3 Days (2006) (1st viewing) d. Prochaska, Andreas (Austria) 97 min.

Campfire Tales (1997) (1st viewing) d. Cooper, Matt / Kunert, Martin / Semel, David (USA) 88 min.
Murders in the Zoo (1933) (1st viewing) d. Sutherland, Edward (USA) 62 min.
Playhouse (2003) (1st viewing) d. Roberts, Hunter F. (USA) 86 min.

Dark Corners (2006) (1st viewing) d. Gower, Ray (UK) 92 min.
Lovely Molly (2011) (1st viewing) d. Sanchez, Eduardo (USA) 99 min.
Devil Inside, The (2012) (1st viewing) d. Bell, William Brent (USA) 83 min.

Terror Tract (aka House on Terror Tract) (2000) (1st viewing) d. Dreesen, Lance / Hutchinson, Clint (USA) 96 min.

Our Mother’s House (1967) (1st viewing) d. Clayton, Jack (UK) 104 min.
Innkeepers, The (2011) (1st viewing) d. West, Ti (USA) 101 min.

Dark, The (1993) (1st viewing) d. Pryce, Craig (Canada) 87 min.
Dark, The (1979) (1st viewing) d. Cardos, John "Bud" (USA) 92 min.
Curious Dr. Humpp, The (1969) (1st viewing) d. Vieyra, Emilio (Argentina) 87 min.

Pyx, The (1973) (1st viewing) d. Hart, Harvey (Canada) 105 min.
Hold That Ghost (1941) (1st viewing) d. Lubin, Arthur (USA) 86 min.
Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973) (1st viewing) d. Rich, David Lowell (USA) 73 min.

Retribution (1987) (1st viewing) d. Magar, Guy (USA) 107 min.
Shadowzone (1990) (1st viewing) d. Cardone, J.S. (USA) 88 min.
Arrival, The (1991) (1st viewing) d. Schmoeller, David (USA) 103 min.
Cannibal Man, The (1973) (1st viewing) d. de la Iglesia, Eloy (Spain) 90 min.
Cannibal Terror (1980) (1st viewing) d. Dereulle, Alain (as A.W. Steeve) (France) 93 min.
When a Stranger Calls Back (1993) (1st viewing) d. Walton, Fred (USA) 94 min.

Don’t Go to Sleep (1982) (1st viewing) d. Lang, Richard (USA) 93 min.
Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby (1976) (1st viewing) d. O’Steen, Sam (USA) 100 min.

Birds II: Land’s End, The (1994) (1st viewing) d. Rosenthal, Rick / Smithee, Alan (USA) 87 min.

Dark Age (1987) (1st viewing) d. Nicholson, Arch (Australia) 91 min.
Guardian, The (1990) (1st viewing) d. Friedkin, William (USA) 92 min.
Rite, The (2011) (1st viewing) d. Hafstrom, Mikael (USA) 114 min.

Jennifer (1978) (1st viewing) d. Mack, Brice (USA) 90 min.
Stanley (1972) (1st viewing) d. Grefe, William (USA) 96 min.
Boogeyman II Redux (1983/2003) (1st viewing) d. Starr, Bruce / Lommel, Ulli (USA) 83 min.
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992) (1st viewing) d. Tsukamoto, Shinya (Japan) 83 min.

Evil, The (1978) (1st viewing) d. Trikonis, Gus (USA) 89 min.
Killer Fish (1979) (1st viewing) d. Margheriti, Antonio (Italy) 101 min.

Spookies (1986) (1st viewing) d. Joseph, Eugenie (USA) 85 min.
Bog (1983) (1st viewing) d. Keeslar, Don (USA) 85 min.

10/21 – 10/22
Autopsy (aka Tarot) (1973) (1st viewing) d. Forque, Jose-Maria (Spain) 91 min.
Atrocious (2010) (1st viewing) d. Luna, Fernando Barreda (Spain) 75 min.
Arcane Sorcerer (1996) d. Avati, Pupa (Italy) 96 min.
Bluebeard (1972) (1st viewing) d. Dmytryk, Edward (France) 125 min.
Blood of the Vampires (1966) (1st viewing) d. de Leon, Gerardo (Philippines) 90 min.
Beyond Evil (1980) (1st viewing) d. Freed, Herb (USA) 94 min.

Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll, The (aka House of Psychotic Women) (1974) (1st viewing) d. Aured, Carlos (Spain) 89 min.
Tokyo Gore Police (2008) (1st viewing) d. Nishimura, Yoshihiro (Japan) 110 min.

Taxidermia (2006) (1st viewing) d. Palfi, Gyorgy (Hungary) 91 min.
Tony (2009) (1st viewing) d. Johnson, Gerard (UK) 76 min.
Naked You Die (1968) (1st viewing) d. Margheriti, Antonio (Italy) 98 min.

Night Monster (1942) (1st viewing) d. Beebe, Ford (USA) 72 min.
Terror at Tenkiller (1986) (1st viewing) d. Meyer, Ken (USA) 87 min.
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) (1st viewing) d. Joost, Henry/Schulman, Ariel (USA) 88 min.
Sinister (2012) (1st viewing) d. Derrickson, Scott (USA) 110 min.
Frankenweenie (2012) (1st viewing) d. Burton, Tim (USA) 87 min.
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) (1st viewing) d. Cahn, Edward L. (USA) 70 min.

Revenge of the Zombies (1943) (1st viewing) d. Sekely, Steve (USA) 61 min.
Cry of the Werewolf (1944) (1st viewing) d. Levin, Henry (USA) 63 min.
Zombies on Broadway (1945) (1st viewing) d. Douglas, Gordon (USA) 69 min.
Late Bloomer (2004) (1st viewing) Shibata, Go (Japan) 83 min.
Love Object (2003) (1st viewing) Parigi, Robert (USA) 91 min.

Spasmo (1974) (1st viewing) d. Lenzi, Umberto (Italy) 94 min.
Two Orphan Vampires (1997) (1st viewing) d. Rollin, Jean (France) 107 min.
Mansion of the Doomed (1976) (1st viewing) d. Pataki, Michael (USA) 89 min.

Ghost Eyes (1976) (1st viewing) d. Kuei, Chih-Hung (Hong Kong) 98 min.
Hypnotic Eye, The (1960) (1st viewing) d. Blair, George (USA) 79 min.
Iron Rose, The (1973) (1st viewing) d. Rollin, Jean (France) 76 min.
Invisible Ghost (1941) (1st viewing) d. Lewis, Joseph H. (USA) 63 min.
Devil Bat, The (1940) (1st viewing) d. Yarbrough, Jean (USA) 72 min.
Human Monster, The (1939) (1st viewing) d. Summers, Walter (UK) 73 min.

Soul of a Monster, The (1944) (1st viewing) d. Jason, Will (USA) 61 min.
Visible Secret (2001) (1st viewing) d. Hui, Ann (Hong Kong) 98 min.
All the Colors of the Dark (1972) (1st viewing) d. Martino, Sergio (Italy) 94 min.

Case of the Scorpion's Tale, The (1971) (1st viewing) d. Martino, Sergio (Italy) 90 min.
Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) (1st viewing) d. Martino, Sergio (Italy) 96 min.
Vampire People, The (aka The Blood Drinkers) (1964) (1st viewing) d. de Leon, Gerardo (Philippines) 88 min.
Phantom Carriage, The (1921) (1st viewing) d. Sjostrom, Victor (Sweden) 107 min.

Close Your Eyes (aka Hypnotic aka Dr. Sleep) (2002) (1st viewing) d. Willing, Nick (UK) 108 min.

Total Movies: 101
First Time Views: 101
Money Raised for Friends of Children: $1213.01

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