Sunday, October 31, 2010

October Horror Movie Challenge 10/30

Hitch-Hike (1977)
(1st viewing) d. Companile, Pasquale Festa 104 min

Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005)
(1st viewing) d. Argento, Dario 94 min

Stigmata (1999)
(2nd viewing) d. Wainwright, Rupert 102 min

There’s Nothing Out There (1992)
(1st viewing) d. Kanefsky, Rolfe 91 min

Bloody Birthday (1981)
(1st viewing) d. Hunt, Ed 85 min

Ruby (1977) (1st viewing)
d. Harrington, Curtis 85 min

Sick Nurses (2007)
(1st viewing) d. Laoyont, Piraphan / Siriwiwat, Thodsapol 82 min

Junk (2000)
(1st viewing) d. Muroga, Atsushi 83 min

Fright Night (1985)
(4th viewing) d. Holland, Tom 106 min

Total First Time Views: 30
Total Repeats: 49
Total Films for Challenge: 79


  1. I suppose the question is inevitable: Did you like Do You Like Hitchcock?

  2. You know what? I did. Probably the best Argento I've seen in years (not that this is saying much). Had some genuinely suspenseful sequences. The acting's still a little dicey, but I suppose I've become desensitized to that in an Argento flick.

    However, the real pleasant surprise was BLOODY BIRTHDAY. Solid little killer kids flick. Better than DEVIL TIMES FIVE, though probably not up to WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?

  3. I must confess, I wasn't terribly impressed by Devil Times Five when I came across it during my "Chilling Classics" series.

    As for Argento, the last thing I saw of his was his segment in Two Evil Eyes. That seemed as good a place as any to call it a day.

  4. I will say that I enjoyed SLEEPLESS (2001) well enough, but it's still a far cry from his 70s and early 80s heydays.

    You know, I'm not a big fan of DT5 either, but it seems to be one of the more bandied about killer kid titles. I didn't bother to throw out titles like THE GOOD SON or JOSHUA because, well, I don't like them much either. ORPHAN wasn't bad, just a bit long for being what it is.