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Oct 14, 2010

SHOCKtober: 407-383

Dudes! We're about halfway through this madness and today is the last day of ONEsies. Beginning tomorrow...well, you'll see. For now, see this: a chunk o' list wherein each movie received one cry of "It's one of my Top 20 favorites!"

407. Willard -- 2003, Glen Morgan
406. Dread -- 2009, Anthony DiBlasi
405. Deathwatch -- 2002, Michael J. Bassett
404. Fido -- 2006, Andrew Currie
403. Day Watch -- 2006, Timur Bekmambetov
402. Critters -- 1986, Stephen Herek
401. Species -- 1995, Roger Donaldson
400. Warning Sign -- 1985, Hal Barwood
399. Memories of Murder -- 2003, Joon-ho Bong
398. Dark Water -- 2005, Walter Salles
397. The Vault of Horror -- 1973, Roy Ward Baker
396. The Demon Seed -- 1977, Donald Cammell
395. Delicatessen -- 1991, Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet
394. The Nightmare Before Christmas -- 1993, Henry Selick
393. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! -- 1978, John De Bello
392. Manos: The Hands of Fate -- 1966, Harold P. Warren
391. Ghost Ship -- 2002, Steve Beck
390. The Brain That Wouldn't Die -- 1962, Joseph Green
389. La Horde -- 2009, Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Rocher
388. Hell of the Living Dead -- 1980, Bruno Mattei
387. The Crazies -- 2010, Breck Eisner
386. Pi -- 1998, Darren Aronofsky
385. Koma -- 2004, Chi-Leung Law
384. Piranha 3D -- 2010, Alexandre Aja
383. Meadowoods -- 2010, Scott Phillips

  • I liked Fido way more than I ever expected to. It's a really terrific horror comedy.
  • Must. See. La Horde.


Pokemon Postmon said...

Ditto on your 'La Horde' comment!

TheKungFuProfessor said...

I like Memories of Murder but I wouldn't have it down as horror, more like martial arts, what with the cop drop-kicking suspects left, right & centre!
I wonder if this means 'The Chaser' will be included at some point, another great Korean film that could possibly be classed as horror although I left it off my list.

Anonymous said...

Aw man, I'm gonna miss these one voters. Demonseed is, no doubt, every bit as good as I remember it.

jen said...

Manos AND The Brain That Wouldn't Die?! I'm in MST3K heaven here...LOL

Faith said...

Wow, four of these are mine. I didn't expect to have anything unique!

Smogo said...

Has anyone else noticed...?- Hardly any films from the 1980s have shown up in these one-vote chunks. That can only mean a lot of love for a lot of 80s horror.

Andreas said...

The Master would not like Manos only getting one vote.

And come to think of it, for a movie about math, Pi IS really scary...

Kmork said...

We're about halfway through this madness and today is the last day of ONEsies.

This can only mean that my selections matched up with other folks' picks to some degree.* Great minds think alike! and shit.

* That, or you hate me. (Great minds think alike! and shit.)

Synonymous said...

The vote for Nightmare Before Christmas makes me wonder if Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory got any votes.

David Robson, Proprietor, House of Sparrows said...

Smogo - the advent of VHS and cable television in the 80s probably had something to do with it.

And I suspect (though I hesitate to speak definitively) that many of the folks who submitted lists were either born in or (like me) came of age during the 1980s. My own list boasts seven 80s titles (including two onesies mentioned earlier, C.H.U.D. and DEMON CITY SHINJUKU), as well as three late-70s titles I caught up with on cable or video.

Smogo said...

Robson - partly an age thing, sure, but probably more because 80s horror was the awesomest.

Sadly the current BBC series A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss only goes up as far as Halloween, completely missing out on all the splattery 80s goodness.

Art Almquist said...

I really loved "Fido" as well. The balance it struck between zombies, gore, and a great fifties satire was perfect. Carrie Ann-Moss and Dylan Baker are fifties-awesome, and how can you beat Billy Connolly as Fido? Ya just can't.

wormface said...

Billy Connolly and Carrie Ann Moss were in Fido?! OK now I'm intrigued. I have to see it!

Carrie said...

Whoa, I totally forgot about Demonseed. If I had remembered, it would have been on my list.