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 22, 2020

SHOCKtober: 271-245

Well, already we're at the final chunk o' list featuring films that received three votes each. Enjoy your final day in the spotlight, you trilogies of terror, 'cause tomorrow we start getting kinky with foursomes and moresomes!

271. Something Wicked This Way Comes -- 1983, Jack Clayton
270. Son of Frankenstein -- 1939, Rowland V. Lee
269. Sorority Row -- 2009, Stewart Hendler
268. Sugar Hill -- 1974, Paul Maslansky
267. Suicide Club -- 2001, Sion Soto
266. Teeth -- 2007, Mitchell Lichtenstein
265. The Babysitter -- 2017, McG
264. The Children -- 2008, Tom Shankland
263. The Loved Ones -- 2009, Sean Byrne
262. The Lure -- 2015, Agnieszka Smocszynska
261. The Midnight Hour -- 1985, Jack Bender
260. The Neon Demon -- 2016, Nicolas Winding Refn
259. The Old Dark House -- 1932, James Whale
258. The Stepford Wives -- 1975, Bryan Forbes
257. The Witches -- 1990, Nicolas Roeg
256. The Woman in Black -- 1989, Herbert Wise
255. Thelma -- 2017, Joachim Trier
254. Triangle -- 2009, Christopher Smith
253. Trilogy of Terror -- 1975, Dan Curtis
252. Urban Legend -- 1998, Jamie Blanks
251. Uzumaki (aka Spiral) -- 2000, Higuchinsky
250. Viy -- 1967, Konstantin Ershov & Georgiy Kropachyov
249. We Are Still Here -- 2015, Ted Geoghegan
248. Wes Craven's New Nightmare -- 1994, Wes Craven
247. When Animals Dream -- 2014, Jonas Alexander Arnby
246. Witchboard -- 1986, Kevin Tenney
245. Wolfen -- 1981, Michael Wadleigh

  • Ugh, The Old Dark House is such a treasure. So funny, so charming, even kinda spooky. A must see!
  • Viy is also a treasure, what a delightfully theatrical fairy tale of a film. 
  • A reader called The Children "a gold standard creepy kids movie" and I totally agree! It's such a nasty little gem.
  • A big heck yeah to Thelma getting some love! I mentioned on my Top 20 that it almost made my list and that is the truth. A gorgeous film with filled with *chefs kiss* actressing.
  • I am not a musicals gal but holy crapping crap do I love The Lure.
  • I try not to think about the fact that I was due to see a theatrical production of The Woman in Black in NYC this past April, but...well, we've all missed out on cool opportunities over the last nine months, I'm sure. Still. This pandemic sucks big ass! But we'll get through it. Right?


Catsparkles said...

Oof, that reminded me I had a ticket to see Alan Cumming in Endgame at the Old Vic in March. But it also reminded me to re-watch Witchboard, so there's that!

Stacie Ponder said...

I REALLY need to see Witchboard. I've never seen Witchboard!! Who put me in charge of this blog?

Leah Richards said...

I was going to see Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and go to Women with Guts, and see Bikini Kill right after my 50th b'day. Pandemic prolongation sucks.

Stacie Ponder said...

I was supposed to give a presentation lecture thing at Women with Guts! It was gonna be such a dope weekend. Hopefully it'll still happen one of these...sometimes :(

Catsparkles said...

It absolutely held up from all my childhood memories. Stars Patch from Days of Our Lives!

Peter said...

Sure does.

Peter said...

Uzumaki andSuicide Club. They make no sense, but are still disconcerting.

john said...

As someone who voted for two movies in this bunch, I’m surprised that a: The Loved Ones got 3 votes (I expected it to be a 1/2-vote movie - but happy as I love Lola so much - 🎼Am I not pretty enough?), and b: Suicide Club ranked so low - more people need to see it

john said...

Also, thank you to those who included The Lure and New Nightmare - both were barely scraped off my list

john said...

I saw Bikini Kill all 4 times they played here in L.A., and every performance was full of joy. The wait will be worth it when they finally get to do the makeup performances that got delayed for you

matango said...

I expected "The Children" to be a meh Aughts horror, but it turned out to be great.

We Are Still Here. At some point soon, every movie I watch will include Larry Fessenden.

Astroboymn said...

Oodles of love for Suicide Club, The Loved Ones, The Old Dark House, The Stepford Wives & The Witches, all nearly made my list. Lists are very very hard.

Peter said...

I did not have great hopes for We Are Still Here when a friend sat me down to watch it, but it felt very surprising and fresh.