Monday, November 2, 2015

SCARE-A-THON 2015 FINAL RESULTS!!



EAT. YOUR. VEGETABLES.


And so, friends and fiends, we arrive on the other side of another glorious OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE. I won’t lie, this year lived up to its name, and will probably mark the last time I reach for the triple digits. As enjoyable as the binging can be, both in terms of revisiting old favorites and exploring new terrain, the task at hand often means that other tasks at hand get shorter shrift. There was a moment about a week in where I considered revising my stated goal of 100 films, but ultimately decided that it was worth pushing on through, because this year’s causes were worthy of the strain (on mind as well as eyes).

I’m thrilled to report that through our combined efforts, we managed to raise nearly $3000 for PLANNED PARENTHOOD and CHICAGO’S GREENHOUSE SHELTER. Thanks to everyone who participated, whether it be reading the reviews, pledging, watching alongside, or just stopping by to chat. Your support makes the long days and nights go by so much easier. I’ll be contacting donors directly via email, but if you are still interested in contributing, contact me at drach101@gmail.com and we’ll get you to the right place.

Below are the final statistics, as well as links to each day’s respective reviews. Hope you enjoy the walk down memory lane, dark and dangerous as it might be. As always, feel free to leave your two cents worth – we’ll make sure you get some change back.

Enjoy!

CHALLENGE STATS:

Total Movies Watched: 100
Total First Time Views: 34
Scare-A-Thon Donations: $2930.00

BONUS STATS:
Total Time: 9165 min
Average Length: 92 min
Longest Movies: HANNIBAL (131 min), THE BAD SEED (129 min), DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS (123 min)
Shortest Movie: THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN (58 min)
Longest Day: 7 movies, 601 min.
Single Movie Days: 4 (10/7, 10/19, 10/21, 10/22)
Oldest Movie: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920)
Newest Movie: THE VISIT (2015), THE DEVIL’S CANDY (2015)
Movies Watched Alone: 79
Movies Watched with Others: 21


FAVORITE DISCOVERIES:
Trancers,  Zombeavers, The Taking of Deborah Logan, The House at the End of Time, Sound of Horror, Hide and Creep, The Devil’s Candy

FAVORITE REVISITS:
Splinter, Pontypool, Series 7: The Contenders, Starry Eyes, The Sadist, Quatermass and the Pit, Housebound, Luther the Geek, Lifehouse, Black Sabbath

ONLY REPEATED DIRECTOR:
Ray Kellogg (The Giant Gila Monster, The Killer Shrews)

MOVIE THAT COULD HAVE TURNED INTO A HORROR MOVIE AT ANY MINUTE BUT NEVER DID AND WAS THEREFORE INELIGIBLE:
Manson Family Vacation

SOURCES:
Personal Library 24
Public Library 16
Pure Terror 50Pack 14
Horror Classics 50Pack 12
Internet 11
Cinema 9
Netflix 8
Borrowed from Friends 4
Turner Classic Movies 2

MOST WATCHED ACTORS:
Milla Jovovich 3
Boris Karloff 2
Peter Cushing 2
Christopher Lee 2
Lon Chaney 2
John Jarratt 2
Pruitt Taylor Vince 2
Anthony Hopkins 2

SEQUELS:
Child’s Play 2, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Hannibal, Jeepers Creepers 2, Halloween H20, [Rec]3, Gamera the Brave, Howling II

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED: 15
USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Italy, Australia, Spain, Venezuela, Canada, South Korea, Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico, Ireland, France


DAY BY DAY BREAKDOWN (with links to reviews)

10/1
1. BERSERKER (1987)
2. TRANCERS (1984)
3. REIGN OF FIRE (2002)


10/2
4. RESIDENT EVIL (2002)
5. RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE (2004)
6. RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION (2007)
7. THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN (1960)


10/3
8. SERIES 7: THE CONTENDERS (2001)
9. KALIFORNIA (1993)
10. FROM WITHIN (2008)
11. HIDE AND SEEK (2005)
12. HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER (1998)


10/4
13. RATTLERS (1976)
14. HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB (1973)
15. THE EDITOR (2014)
16. THE SENTINEL (1977)
17. WE ARE STILL HERE (2014)


10/5
18. CRUCIBLE OF HORROR (1971)
19. CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962)
20. DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1983)
21. IDENTITY (2003)


10/6
22. DUNGEON OF HARROW (1962)
23. WEREWOLF OF WASHINGTON (1973)
24. ZOMBEAVERS (2014)
25. THE THIRSTY DEAD (1974)


10/7 – 10/8
26. HANDS OF STEEL (1986)
27. THE MANSTER (1959)
28. KAW (2007)
29. THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN (2014)


10/9
30. JEEPERS CREEPERS II (2003)
31. THE GIFT (2000)


10/10
32. BLOOD SABBATH (1972)
33. THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME (2013)
34. [REC]3 (2012)
35. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
36. HANNIBAL (2001)


10/11
37. THE SADIST (1963)
38. WHITE NOISE (2005)
39. KEEP MY GRAVE OPEN (1974)
40. THE EMBALMER (1965)
41. STARRY EYES (2014)


10/12
42. THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE (1971)
43. OCULUS (2014)


10/13
44. GOTHIKA (2003)
45. TARGET EARTH (1954)
46. THE NIGHT THE WORLD EXPLODED (1957)
47. THE VISIT (2015)


10/14 – 10/15
48. DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS (2014)
49. BYZANTIUM (2012)
50. GAMERA THE BRAVE (2006)
51. THE LOVE BUTCHER (1975)
52. SOUND OF HORROR (1966)


10/16
53. THE INITIATION (1984)
54. I DISMEMBER MAMA (1972)
55. FROM THE DARK (2014)


10/17
56. REFLECTION OF FEAR (1972)
57. THE BAD SEED (1956)
58. DEADLY LESSONS (1983)
59. HIDE AND CREEP (2004)
60. NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR (1985)


10/18 – 10/19
61. THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1962)
62. THE KILLER SHREWS (1959)
63. KING OF THE ZOMBIES (1941)


10/20 – 10/21
64. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920)
65. ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (1959)
66. THE SCREAMING SKULL (1958)


10/22 – 10/23
67. THE TERROR (1963)
68. THE GIANT GILA MONSTER (1959)
69. DEAD MEN WALK (1943)


10/24
70. SHOCK WAVES (1977)
71. CHILD'S PLAY 2 (1990)
72. THE UNKNOWN (1927
73. THE DEVIL'S CANDY (2015)
74. FRANKENHOOKER (1990)
75. GANJA & HESS (1973)
76. XTRO (1982)

10/25 – 10/26
77. CHRONICLE (2012)
78. QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1976)
79. LIGHTHOUSE (1999)
80. LUTHER THE GEEK (1990)
81. THE SKULL (1965)
82.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1923)

10/27
83. NOSFERATU (1922)
84. PONTYPOOL (2008)
85. MISERY (1990)


10/28
86. WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? (1976)
87. PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975)
88. WOLF CREEK (2005)
89. THE BEYOND (1981)


10/29
90. THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991)
91. I, MADMAN (1989)
92. ANTIVIRAL (2012)


10/30
93. BLACK SABBATH (1963)
94. HOWLING II (1985)
95. SPASMO (1974)
96. EATEN ALIVE (1976)


10/31
97. SPLINTER (2008)
98. ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948)
99. HOUSEBOUND (2014)
100. OLDBOY (2003)



That's it! See everyone next year!

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