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 5, 2010

SHOCKtober: 632-608

Guess what? Each of these films received ONE VOTE. I know, right?

632. Cujo -- 1983, Lewis Teague
631. House of Long Shadows -- 1983, Pete Walker
630. Frenzy -- 1972, Alfred Hitchcock
629. Killdozer -- 1974, Jerry London
628. Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil -- 1992, Clay Borris
627. Safe -- 1995, Todd Haynes
626. Astro-Zombies -- 1968, Ted V. Mikels
625. Wild Zero -- 2000, Tetsuro Takeuchi
624. Psychomania -- 1973, Don Sharp
623. Blood on Satan's Claw -- 1971, Piers Haggard
622. The Legend of Hillbilly John -- 1974, John Newland
621. Alice -- 1988, Jan Svankmajer
620. Double Vision -- 2002, Kuo-fu Chen
619. 8mm -- 1999, Joel Schumacher
618. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders -- 1970, Jaromil Jires
617. Docteur Jekyll et les femmes -- 1981, Walerian Borowczyk
616. Malpertuis -- 1971, Harry Kumel
615. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse -- 1933, Fritz Lang
614. Stir of Echoes -- 1999, David Koepp
613. Soylent Green -- 1973, Richard Fleischer
612. Blood for Dracula -- 1974, Paul Morrissey
611. Strange Circus -- 2005, Shion Sono
610. Fascination -- 1979, Jean Rollin
609. The Serpent and the Rainbow -- 1988, Wes Craven
608. Schock -- 1977, Mario Bava
  • I just love that we can have an Alfred Hitchcock film followed by Killdozer. That's so Raven awesome.


matango said...

So, when are we getting to the twosies?

I have wanted to see Killdozer for a very, very long time.

Stacie Ponder said...

Just checked...not until the 300s! Whoooooooa.

Maynard Morrissey said...

seriously... Prom Night 4??? Some people are really easy to entertain...

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


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David Robson, Proprietor
The House of Sparrows

iasa said...

If Killdozer is based on the Theodore Sturgeon story, I know what movie I'm hunting down this weekend. Hell, even if it's not I still want to see it, it sounds craptastically awesome!

Thomas Duke said...

SAFE? Awesome. I should've listed SUPERSTAR - THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY. Talking dolls + anorexia = creeps

The Scream Queen said...

I've always like 8MM but I really wouldn't think of it as a horror movie.

Cujo is a pretty good movie...I'm sort of surprised it only got one vote.

Missy Y. (formerly A Case of You) said...

I am curious about why one would consider Safe a horror film. Whoever you are, lister, please discuss!

Verdant Earl said...

Soylent Green + zero = people.

See? Math can be used to explain everything!

Sarah said...

I would like to second Robson, Proprietor's letter on Killdozer.

I could see Safe as a horror movie, it has a creepy atmosphere no one quite understands what is happening to Julianne Moore's character, and the final shot can be construed as horror.

Superstar is creepy if you watch a really old and beat up VHS bootleg copy that your local indie video store has, like I did years ago.

Andreas said...

I also consider Safe a deeply scary horror movie. It's got a little melodrama and satire thrown in there, but at heart it's a good, old-fashioned "my body is trying to kill me" story. Also, creepy music.

Wasn't Psychomania the last film George Sanders made before his untimely death?

And The Testament of Dr. Mabuse! Yes, yes, a thousand times YES.

Mr Shrubber said...

Seriously, Psychomania is 0ff. The. Freaking. Hook. George Sanders biyatches!

Clearly not nearly enough people have seen this, Blood on Satan's Claw and Witchfinder General. Or is it because they is British?

Anonymous said...

Psychomania has Beryl Reid turn into a frog monster. This should have been higher.

Anonymous said...

Blood on satan's Claw is a quality film that deserves a good DVD treatment.

P. K. Nail said...

"if you watch a really old and beat up VHS bootleg copy that your local indie video store has"

Is there any other way to even see Superstar?

Andreas said...

Whoa! Beryl Reid? As in "The Killing of Sister George" Beryl Reid? I must find and watch Psychomania.

Banned In Queensland said...

I'm buying whoever voted for The Serpent And The Rainbow a beer. This was one of a handful of films I tried to squeeze into my Top 20 but couldn't. It didn't seem to matter how I rearranged them, or how short the titles were, I could still only fit 20.

Speaking of fattening drinks my word verification was "fationa".

Anonymous said...

I agree with Tim Butler... "The Blood on Satan's Claw" is great. Although its title is a little better than the film itself.

Sarah said...

"if you watch a really old and beat up VHS bootleg copy that your local indie video store has"

"Is there any other way to even see Superstar?"

No, unless it's on torrent now. But it would probably still look like melting faces and color.

Matt said...

I am the one responsible for the "Killdozer" vote. "Killdozer" owns! Watching it is like waking up Christmas morning again and again! I love it more than my Grandma loves wearing her muumuus. It's a classic. You can watch it on YouTube. I love the pic, btw, Stacie!

And I am also proudly the one responsible for the "Prom Night 4" love. Say what you will, it's a classic. Crazy priest? Horny teens? Obscene phone calls? Virginal heroine? Canadian accents? Prom in the wintertime? It's all here, and I would shout my love for PN4 from the mountaintops if there were any mountains in my city.

digitaldd said...

Big fan of Jean Rollin's titular Fascination. A cool sexy french vampire pic.

Danny Spoiler said...

Respect for the stir of echoes voter. I love films in which people dig in their yards, or destroy their homes in any other way, like close encounters or the field of dreams. And its an asset when playing the kevin bacon game (how else you gonna connect bacon and shia labeouf, if not through kevin dunn?)

Ben said...

"Psychomania" and "Blood On Satan's Claw" were both my votes.

It would have been pretty uncool of me to turn up here huffing and puffing like "one vote?!? but they're the greatest films I've seen in my life!" etc, so I'm glad they've got some love in the comments.

I suppose it goes without saying that I think both films are absolutely fucking blinding and would advise everyone to watch them immediately, so I'll just leave it at that, lest I get carried away and start rambling on about 'em at length.

Stacie Ponder said...

You should check out Of Unknown Origin, then, if you haven't already!

mr gordo said...

Also, whoever included Safe...kudos to you. I don't know if it's truly a horror film so much as a documentary as to what would happen if someone took a minute to really think about all the unpleasantness out there that could kill us that doesn't involve serial killers and the like. Either way, nice choice.
And might I add, I may have to rent The Legend of Hillbilly John and Valerie and Her Week of Wonders based on their titles alone?

dementia13 said...

Hah, Psychomania arrived from Netflix right before I moved halfway across the freaking country, and I haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Valerie is an interesting choice, I think I voted for its American counterpart, Lemora. I had to scratch Stir of Echoes to make room for something else, so it almost wasn't lonely.

Word verification: rearser. A surgeon who reattaches arses that get shot off.

Erin said...

If there were takesies-backsies allowed here, I would totally adjust my list to include Wild Zero. That movie is beyond amazing. I guess I think of it more as a sci-fi comedy than a horror movie, but there *are* zombies in it, so.