FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Oct 23, 2010

SHOCKtober: 182-158

Things are really starting to heat up, my friends. HEAT. UP.

Each of the following films received FOUR VOTES:

182. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- 1973, John Newland
181. Halloween III: Season of the Witch -- 1982, Tommy Lee Wallace
180. A Tale of Two Sisters -- 2003, Ji-woon Kim
179. Feast -- 2005, John Gulager

Each of the following films received FIVE VOTES:

178. Dead & Buried -- 1981, Gary Sherman
177. The Funhouse -- 1981, Tobe Hooper
176. The Burning -- 1981, Tony Maylam
175. Pan's Labyrinth -- 2006, Guillermo del Toro
174. Final Destination -- 2000, James Wong
173. Sleepy Hollow -- 1999, Tim Burton
172. Phenomena -- 1985, Dario Argento
171. Captain Kronos- Vampire Hunter -- 1974, Brian Clemens
170. Masque of the Red Death -- 1964, Roger Corman
169. 28 Weeks Later -- 2007, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
168. Spider Baby -- 1968, Jack Hill
167. House on Haunted Hill -- 1999, William Malone
166. The Hitcher -- 1986, Robert Harmon
165. Creature from the Black Lagoon -- 1954, Jack Arnold
164. Misery -- 1990, Rob Reiner
163. Eraserhead -- 1976, David Lynch
162. The Others -- 2001, Alejandro Amenabar
161. The Hills Have Eyes -- 2006, Alexandre Aja
160. Scanners -- 1981, David Cronenberg
159. The Amityville Horror -- 1979, Stuart Rosenberg

The following film received SIX VOTES:

158. Cabin Fever -- 2002, Eli Roth

  • So does the appearance of The Funhouse have you wicked pumped for the next Film Club meeting, or what? November 8th- be there! Or don't.
  • Speaking of The Funhouse...1981 represent! Four films in this chunk alone. Nicely done, folks.
  • The Hitcher is such a great movie. That scene with Jennifer Jason Leigh, know the one. YOU KNOW.
  • The appearance of The Amityville Horror has me hankerin' to re-watch Part IV: The Evil Escapes, which makes no-- well, it's about an evil floor lamp, so my wanting to watch it makes perfect sense, actually. I gotta check out the sequel about the dollhouse and the sequel about the clock, too.
  • Another re-watch: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. It really underwhelmed me the first (and only) time I saw it. It could be one of those movies that's better-loved if you saw it back in the day, but I think it deserves a second chance. I'll take it back with open arms, but if it hurts me again we're through. For reals.


Barry said...

Ahh, I'm so relieved that Spider Baby made the list. That was one of the runners-up for my list. I thought it would never show up at all.

To see it get FIVE votes here warms my heart.Well done!

Sandisan said...

Captain Kronos!!!! I love love love that movie. It didn't make my list cuz it's not particularly scary, but it is wicked awesome.

Tracy said...

There's a bunch of really great movies on this list that I'm surprised didn't get more love...but since I didn't vote for any of them, either, I guess I shouldn't be.

Ron said...

Really happy to see HALLOWEEN III getting some serious love! I'm a the DVD, got the soundtrack CD. This movie needs a fan club!

Poli said...

So.... Feast 3 got the most votes of the trilogy. That makes me a bit sad....

Looking forward to the 7+ vote getters! Shit is getting real!

Stacie Ponder said...

"Feast 3 got the most votes of the trilogy..."

How do you figure that?

Verdant Earl said...

Holla to the three other folks who voted for Kim Darby and little demons! I love that movie.

michael said...

Cabin Fever has made its appearance so I expect to see Cabin Fever 2 any day now. Just kidding, I know everybody hates it. I love it!

Pan's Labyrinth is the opposite of that for me. I've never seen a review that is any less than glowing and it wasn't very good.

Poli said...

I would think Feast 3 got the most votes since I voted for the entire trilogy and have yet to see it appear on the list. Unless I missed it somewhere...

Stacie Ponder said...

Feast 3 isn't on the master list at all, so...hmm. Email me your list again, please, and I'll try to figure out what's what! Sorry if there's been some kind of mix-up. Although if people listed numbers 1-20, but, say, "Feast 1-3" was listed for #5, then I only counted the first film as counting all three would put them over 20 choices. Does that make sense? Some folks tried to sneak in multiple movies for one vote, I mean. Not saying you did that,, send me your list. :D stacieponder at

Anonymous said...

Wow. My entire list is in the top two hundred. So far, only one on my list has been mentioned. I clearly have highly unoriginal choices. :)

Anonymous said...

Just watched Dead and Buried, after seeing how many votes it got and reading your description. Awesome movie! Definitely underrated.

Sarah said...

I agree that Dead and Buried is underrated. I'm quite happy that a lot of these movies got 5 votes.

Dave Enkosky said...

Really liking a lot of the titles on this list. Spider Baby is one of my all time favorites. Although The Burning isn't necessarily a great movie, the raft scene alone is worth the price of admission.

The Scream Queen said...

LOVE The Hitcher! That was definitely on my list.

Synonymous said...

I will give additional love to Phenomena, not least for its truth in advertising. It has Donald Pleasance, Jennifer Connelly, Dario Argento, massive swarms of insects, Motorhead, and a chimp with a straight razor. Those are some impressive phenomena right there.

Amanda By Night said...

Nice to see Don't Be Afraid of the Dark get a little love. It's nice to see little films make that kind of impact!

Pieces is SO good. I should have put it on my list. I adore it and just the other day I saw an oversized oaf chainsawing the bushes on my college campus...and well you can guess where my mind went!