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 19, 2017

SHOCKtober: 255-234

Aw yeah, firmly ensconced in the last of the twos. Each film got TWO VOTES EACH!

255. Demons 2 -- 1986, Lamberto Bava
254. Les diaboliques -- 1955, Henri-Georges Clouzot
253. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark -- 1973, John Newland
252. Don't Deliver Us from Evil -- 1971, Joël Séria
251. Don't Go in the House -- 1979, Joseph Ellison
250. Bram Stoker's Dracula -- 1992, Francis Ford Coppola
249. Eraserhead -- 1977, David Lynch
248. Final Destination -- 2000, James Wong
247. FleshEater -- 1988, S. William Hinzman
246. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed -- 1969, Terence Fisher
245. Friday the 13th Part III -- 1982, Steve Miner
244. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter -- 1984, Joseph Zito
243. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood -- 1988, John Carl Buechler
242. From Dusk Till Dawn -- 1996, Robert Rodriguez
241. Funny Games -- 1997, Michael Haneke
240. Ghost Ship -- 2002, Steve Beck
239. Green Room -- 2015, Jeremy Saulnier
238. Gremlins -- 1984, Joe Dante
237. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer -- 1986, John McNaughton
236. Honeymoon -- 2014, Leigh Janiak
235. Horror Express -- 1972, Eugenio Martin
234. Horror of Dracula -- 1958, Terence Fisher

Wow, check out all those Friday the 13ths on this chunk o' list! Why, you know would go great with all these Friday mentions? A copy of my new book, Death Count! Just think, you two people who listed Part III (only two? for shame!) could bond over the movie and all my illustrations of the deaths therein. Even more importantly, you could bond over how great Chris Higgins is! Because she's so great! I am just saying. Death Count. Yeah.

I mean heck, if I can't pimp the book here, then where can I pimp it? And look! Amazon finally got the 'look inside' feature running so now you can–yes–look inside. Woo hoo! Chris Higgins!


matango said...

I love Part VII. It was the first one I saw. I believe it has the grossest looking Jason as well.

CashBailey said...

F13 Pt III has a special place inmy heart. Firstly, that movie scared the shit out of me as a kid. I also had the novelisation that I carried with me everywhere and would savour the black and white stills in the middle of it.

But especially because when I was in third grade my teacher set us up a creative writing assignment. So being a dumb kid I just wrote out my own adaptation of this movie, which I was kind of onbsessed with. And, of course, being a kid the thing you remember more than anything is the kills. So it was just pretty much all the kills as reinterpereted by a nine year old.

My teacher (who was a complete psycho, by the way) completely flipped out when she read it, tore me to shreds in class saying it was "disgusting filth" and actually called my parents up and demanded to see them.

They're response was "He likes watching horror movies and writing stories. No biggie..."

If I did that as a kid today they'd call in the Feds and charge me with terrorism and sex crimes.

J. Skel LaTour said...

Yes, someone else is down with From Dusk Till Dawn. That just made my day.

Chris Otto said...

If I had unlimited funds and unlimited Forbidden Science expertise, I would resurrect all the great horror actors of the middle of the 20th century and take them on a Horror Express train ride on the Transiberian Railway, in the middle of winter, just as the Tunguska Comet is barreling overheard. AND THERE WOULD BE KITTENS FOR EVERYONE.