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 25, 2020

SHOCKtober: 182-151


Each of the following films received five votes!

182. Killer Klowns from Outer Space -- 1988, Stephen Chiodo
181. Knife + Heart -- 2018, Yann Gonzalez
180. Pumpkinhead -- 1988, Stan Winston
179. Salem's Lot -- 1979, Tobe Hooper
178. Silent Hill -- 2006, Christophe Gans
177. StageFright -- 1987, Michele Soavi
176. The Mist -- 2007, Frank Darabont
175. The Omen -- 1976, Richard Donner
174. The People Under the Stairs -- 1991, Wes Craven
173. The Stuff -- 1985, Larry Cohen
172. Theater of Blood -- 1973, Douglas Hickox
171. Tremors -- 1990, Ron Underwood
170. Under the Skin -- 2013, Jonathan Glazer

The following films received six votes each!

169. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night -- 2014, Ana Lily Amirpour
168. Bride of Chucky -- 1998, Ronny Yu
167. Burnt Offerings -- 1976, Dan Curtis
166. Children of the Corn -- 1984, Fritz Kiersch
165. Chopping Mall -- 1986, Jim Wynorski
164. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives -- 1986, Tom McLoughlin
163. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me -- 1992, David Lynch
162. From Beyond -- 1986, Stuart Gordon
161. Halloween II -- 1981, Rick Rosenthal
160. Happy Birthday to Me -- 1981, J. Lee Thompson
159. House of Wax -- 2005, Jaume Collet-Serra
158. May -- 2002, Lucky McKee
157. Night of the Comet -- 1984, Thom Eberhardt
156. Night of the Creeps -- 1986, Fred Dekker
155. Night of the Demon (aka Curse of the Demon) -- 1957, Jacques Tourneur
154. Noroi: The Curse -- 2005, Kôji Shiraishi
153. Nosferatu the Vampyre -- 1979, Werner Herzog
152. One Cut of the Dead -- 2017, Shin'ichirô Ueda
151. Pet Sematary -- 1989, Mary Lambert

  • Love to see that House of Wax is finally getting the respect it deserves! It's one of the few American films from the mid-aughties era that still holds up. It's stupid, it's creative, it's gross, it's fun. Justice 4 Paris!
  • Also love that Noroi is getting in front of more eyeballs thanks to Shudder. It's messin' folks up but good.
  • A reader calls Part VI's Jason the best Jason. Do you agree? Disagree? Abstain?
  • The People Under the Stairs? Or Sleepwalkers, maybe?? A mystery that will never be solved...which is just how I like it.
  • I love this anecdote from a reader about Under the Skin: "Fun fact, when I watched this movie I didn’t understand a single word of what they said but still loved it. I had just arrived to the UK (I’m Portuguese), and it was my first movie in the cinema, without subtitles and they had a Scottish accent. Impossible to decipher." AlienManMurdererScarJo transcends spoken language!


Steve said...

Added Noroi to my queue even though I have already watched way too many movies this month and have like 12 left to go.

Unknown said...

I think that Jason comment was mine! And if not then why the hell didn't I hoist myself on that petard? Jason lives!

SD said...

I could never fall asleep the nights my dad worked third shift. Mom and I would go to bed early, but I’d toss and turn. I’d sneak downstairs to watch tv in the dark. I have lots of memories of detective shows and sitcoms, but one night there was Salem’s Lot. I was eight. Ralphie Glick must of have been around the same age. Snatched while walking through a shortcut in the woods, he later appears as a child vampire floating at his brother’s bedroom window. There were of course hidden wires to give the illusion of levitation, but it looked so perfect it felt like he was going float out of the tv and into the room with me. Upon returning to my bedroom, I sheepishly approached the window and lowered the vinyl window shade. I desperately avoided looking through the glass for fear of Ralphie looking back at me.