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Oct 15, 2017

SHOCKtober: 341-320

I think maybe someday we'll encounter movies that received more than ONE VOTE...?

341. The Pit -- 1962, Edward Abraham
340. The Poughkeepsie Tapes -- 2007, John Erick Dowdle
339. The Psychic -- 1977, Lucio Fulci
338. The Raven -- 1935, Lew Landers
337. The Raven -- 1963, Roger Corman
336. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times -- 1972, Emilio Miraglia
335. The Relic -- 1997, Peter Hyams
334. The Sacrament -- 2013, Ti West
333. The Sect -- 1991, Michele Soavi
332. The Seduction -- 1982, David Schmoeller
331. The Signal -- 2007, David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry
330. The Sixth Sense -- 1999, M. Night Shyamalan
329. The Skeleton Key -- 2005, Iain Softley
328. The Spiral Staircase -- 1946, Robert Siodmak
327. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh -- 1971, Sergio Martino
326. The Tall Man -- 2012, Pascal Laugier
325. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 -- 1986, Tobe Hooper
324. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre -- 2003, Marcus Nispel
323. The Thing from Another World -- 1951, Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks
322. The Town That Dreaded Sundown -- 1976, Charles B. Pierce
321. The Town That Dreaded Sundown -- 2014, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
320. The Ugly -- 1997, Scott Reynolds

The Poughkeepsie Tapes was recently released on Blu-ray and now that it's finally available I kind of can't be bothered to give it a go. That mask is certainly creepy, and I've heard good things (why, there's one person out there who would even call it a favorite!), I just don't feel like I'm on its wavelength at the moment.

And that's just a little something about me!

Here's more little somethings about me regarding today's chunk o' list"

The Seduction needs to get in my eyeballs immediately. Morgan Fairchild as a television anchorwoman? Now that is a wavelength I am on, yes please.

Also yes please to the 2000 made-for-TV remake of The Spiral Staircase I just learned about, starring Judd Nelson, Nicolette Sheridan, Holland Taylor, Candyse McClure of television's Battlestar Galactica, and the dude who played Madonna's boyfriend in the "Papa Don't Preach" video. If Heaven is a movie, sure this must be it?

Also also, I wasn't into The Psychic when I saw it way back when, but I want to give it another go. It's got so many ingredients I love, surely the problem must have been me.

Also also also, seeing the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre here (a film I didn't hate), man. Horror friends, remember the Platinum Dunes days? They were dark but we made it through! We're stronger than we ever thought possible.


michael said...

Did the person who voted for The Pit specify that year? Because that's a 28 minute horror short. I was just wondering if they meant 1981's The Pit. I only say because I'd like more love for that movie. It's kinda crazy.

Stacie Ponder said...

Yeah, they specified that particular film. There are a couple of shorts on the list this time.

And I agree, the 81 version is completely nuts and such a good time!

CashBailey said...

I think THE PSYCHIC is Lucio Fulci's best-directed film. Certainly his most coherent.

I remember in the late 90's Quentin Tarantino was considering remaking it with Bridget Fonda. Apparently she's a big Italian horror nerd.

Steve said...

I watched The Poughkeepsie tapes this year. It mostly made me want to watch some "Hannibal" episodes.