Happy October! How we’re already into the third month of the 100 Horror Movies in 92 Days challenge beats me. Why does the best time of the year always have to go by faster than anyone wants it to?
We’ve got less than a month to go and closing in on the goal. Hitting 100 is pretty manageable…unless my soul completely does before the 31st. I have watched some really great films this month and some incredibly bad ones. By about September 15, I began to lose the will to live and started questioning my sanity again. What would it be like to watch an action flick or even a rom-com instead of a horror film? The little moments I have between films have been filled with the trashiest of reality TV.
But “Krista,” you ask, “Why are you still doing this if all you do is complain about it?” Well, reader, that’s because I love to torment myself and complain. That’s why.
Jokes. (Mostly.) It has been a fun exercise that has pushed me to try out some films I’ve put off for ages and try more from other countries.
If you haven’t seen last month‘s update, please do. Feel free to follow me over at Letterboxd to see my ratings (and rare attempts at writing reviews.
38 Night of the Lepus (1972) dir. by William F. Claxton
39 X (2022) dir. by Ti West
40 Demon City Shinjuku (1988) dir. by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
41 The Vampire Doll (1970) dir. by Michio Yamamoto
42 Nope (2022) dir. by Jordan Peele
43 The Whip and the Body (1963) dir. by Mario Bava
44 Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) dir. by Roger Corman
45 We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (2021) dir. by Jane Schoenbrun
46 Choose or Die (2022) dir. by Toby Meakins
Bad things always happen when British filmmakers with all British casts make movies in Britain all pretending to be Americans in America.
47 The Addams Family (2019) dir. by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
48 V/H/S/94 (2021) dir. by Simon Barrett Timo Tjahjanto, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows, Chloe Okuno
49 Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (1995) dir. by Shinichi Fukazawa
50 The Black Cat (Black Cat: Gatto nero) (1981) dir. by Lucio Fulci
51 The Blackwell Ghost (2017) dir. by Turner Clay
52 The Invitation (2015) dir. by Karyn Kusama
53 The Premature Burial (1962) dir. by Roger Corman
54 Graduation Day (1981) dir. by Herb Freed
55 Curse of the Blair Witch (1999) dir. by Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
56 The Devil Below (2021) dir. by Bradley Parker
57 Vicious Fun (2020) dir. by Cody Calahan
58 The Old Dark House (1963) dir. by William Castle
59 The Strangers (2008) dir. by Bryan Bertino
60 Castle Freak (1995) dir. by Stuart Gordon
61 One Dark Night (1982) dir. by Tom McLoughlin
62 Shock (1946) dir. by Alfred L. Werker
63 The Brood (1979) dir. by David Cronenberg
64 The Living Ghost (1942) dir. by William Beaudine
65 Screamplay (1985) dir. by Rufus Butler Seder
66 The Pyramid (2014) dir. by Grégory Levasseur
67 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) dir. by Steve Miner
68 The Stuff (1985) dir. by Larry Cohen
69 Lake of Dracula (1971) dir. by Michio Yamamoto
70 The Terror? (1963) dir. by Roger Corman (credited), Francis Ford Coppola, Dennis Jakob, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Jack Nicholson (all uncredited)
71 The Wailing (2016) dir. by Na Hong-jin
72 Satan’s Black Wedding (1976) dir. by Nick Millard
73 The Woman in Black (2012) dir. by James Watkins
This was okay, but you HAVE to see the stage production if you are ever in London. Turns out rocking chairs that move on their own are a lot creepier if you’re in the same room as it.
74 The House on Tombstone Hill (1989) dir. by James Riffel
75 The Giant Gila Monster (1959) dir. Ray Kellogg
76 Def by Temptation (1990) dir. by James Bond III
77 My Bloody Valentine (1981) dir. by George Mihalka
78 My Best Friend’s Exorcism (2022) dir. by Damon Thomas
Cute, but as they say: the book is always better.