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 9, 2017

SHOCKtober: 469-449

Once more unto the ONE VOTE each, my friends.

469. Mirrors -- 2008, Alexandre Aja
468. Mother's Day -- 1980, Charles Kaufman
467. The Mothman Prophecies -- 2002, Mark Pellington
466. The Nail Gun Massacre -- 1985, Bill Leslie & Terry Lofton
465. Nailbiter -- 2013, Patrick Rea
464. Nang Nak -- 1999, Nonzee Nimibutr
463. Natural Born Killers -- 1994, Oliver Stone
462. Night Gallery -- 1969, Boris Sagal, Steven Spielberg, Barry Shear
461. Night of the Demons -- 1988, Kevin Tenney
460. Night of the Lepus -- 1972, William F. Claxton
459. Night of the Living Dead -- 1990, Tom Savini
458. Nightmare Man -- 2006, Rolfe Kanefsky
457. No Telling -- 1991, Larry Fessenden
456. Offerings -- 1989, Christopher Reynolds
455. Opera -- 1987, Dario Argento
454. Pan's Labyrinth -- 2006, Guillermo del Toro
453. Peeping Tom -- 1960, Michael Powell
452. Persona -- 1966, Ingmar Bergman
451. Phantasm IV: Oblivion -- 1998, Don Coscarelli
450. Phase IV -- 1974, Saul Bass
449. Piranha -- 1978, Joe Dante

I love love love that Night of the Lepus employs the "slo-mo = bigness" technique. You will believe a rabbit can be really big.

Also, let us thank The Nail Gun Massacre for one of the greatest lines of dialogue in the history of cinema:
"Remember when you could sit outside and not worry about the mosquitos and the killers?"


michael said...

Person that listed Savini's Night of the Living Dead ahead of the original, I agree. Unless you listed both and like the original better. Although I still use the original as the gatekeeper between old and modern horror.

Anonymous said...

Aww! My one lonely vote for Nail Gun Massacre! Nevertheless I am glad that it lives for posterity here.

Another pretty interesting list too. "No Telling" by Larry Fessenden, for starters, no idea such a thing existed. "Persona" is also a surprising but a good choice, still one of the oddest movies I've ever seen.

Chris Otto said...

"The Cemetery" segment of the Night Gallery movie, with Roddy McDowell and Ossie Davis and the changing paintings on the wall remains one of my favorite things ever. Portifoy ... PORTIFOY!!!

Unknown said...

i personally am thrilled that i'm the only person who voted for phantasm iv. "more phantasm iv for me," as i always say

Stacie Ponder said...

I love that, haha!!