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 11, 2013

SHOCKtober: 210-201

Only one vote for these movies, many of which I find to be positively delightful.

210. Necronomicon: Book of the Dead -- 1993, Christophe Gans, Shusuke Kaneko, & Brian Yuzna
209. Mirrors -- 2008, Alexandre Aja
208. The Swarm -- 1978, Irwin Allen
207. The House on Sorority Row -- 1983, Mark Rosman
206. Dead End -- 2003, Jean-Baptiste Andrea & Fabrice Canepa
205. Saw -- 2004, James Wan
204. Black Sabbath -- 1963, Mario Bava
203. Son of Frankenstein -- 1939, Rowland V. Lee
202. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow -- 1949, Clyde Geronimi & Jack Kinney
201. When a Stranger Calls -- 1979, Fred Walton

Oh HELL YES THE SWARM. I've been thinking about that movie a lot, what with all the stories about giant killer wasps from China floating around these days. Yes, the bees in The Swarm are bees and not hornets. I am just saying I've been thinking about that bloated mess of a movie so much lately that I may begin hallucinating enormous bees floating over my bed and that's a good thing.

How did I not know about this Necronomicon movie? Jeffrey Combs is in it! And what was Christophe Gans's work like back then, hmm? I'm gonna have to find out.


Diana Rogers said...

Yay, that one vote for Legend of Sleepy Hollow was mine. This Disney short did not scare me at all when I was a kid but, as an adult, I find there are certain moments that torment my subconscious mind. Whenever I'm out, late at night or early in the morning, I think about the "witching hour" skies in this movie and I get really creeped out.

Diandra said...

That Disney version of Sleepy Hollow scared me too!

Jonathan said...

Mind you I didn't vote for it, but still a little surprised When a Stranger Calls only got the one vote.

And imo, you are not missing anything in regards to Necrocomicon. Typical awful 90s horror. Makes Castle Freak look genius.

matango said...

Now I feel bad for not voting, because I would have put down Disney Sleepy Hollow too.

". . . I never dreamed, that it would turn out to be the bees. They've always been our friend."

Riccardo said...

Yay for Sleepy Hollow! I didn't vote for it (I thought about it, it originated as part of the package film "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" but often played on TV alone) but I *did* vote for Pinocchio, which appeared earlier in the list. People who go on about "Disney this" and "Disney that" as if it's all syrupy sweetness all the time have obviously never dipped back into the nightmare fuel the studio served up early on. Even Disneyland, "The Happiest Place on Earth," is the home to the Wicked Queen's torture dungeon (in the Snow White ride) with skeletonized victims prominently on display.

smogo said...

I hadn't seen Black Sabbath until last week, but I'm amazed it only got one vote; "The Drop of Water" is one of the scariest things I've ever seen.

Kensington said...

I second smogo's incredulity about Black Sabbath. I'm 45 years old now and I still get the creeps from the dead woman's face in "The Drop of Water." It's terrifying. I've had nightmares about it.

Chris Otto said...

The new Sleepy Hollow TV series looks stoo-pid.