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 15, 2020

SHOCKtober: 489-461


Guys guys GUYS! HEY GUYS! Today is the last day of the onesies. It's the last time this month I'll type out each of the following films received one vote, so enjoy it, for tomorrow it will be but a distant memory.

489. Undead -- 2003, Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig
488. Under the Shadow -- 2016, Babak Anvari
487. Under the Silver Lake -- 2018, David Robert Mitchell
486. Underwater -- 2020, William Eubank
485. Underworld -- 2003, Len Wiseman
484. Unfriended -- 2014, Levan Gabriadze
483. Unsane -- 2018, Steven Soderbergh
482. Valentine -- 2001, Jamie Blanks
481. Vampire Circus -- 1972, Robert Young
480. Wait Until Dark -- 1967, Terence Young
479. Wake in Fright -- 1971, Ted Kotcheff
478. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit -- 2005, Steve Box & Nick Park
477. Warlock -- 1989, Steve Miner
476. Waxwork -- 1988, Anthony Hickox
475. Werewolf of London -- 1935, Stuart Walker
474. What Have You Done to Solange? -- 1972, Massimo Dallamano
473. When a Stranger Calls -- 1979, Fred Walton
472. When a Stranger Calls -- 2006, Simon West
471. When a Stranger Calls Back -- 1993, Fred Walton
470. White Zombie -- 1932, Victor Halperin
469. Who Can Kill a Child? -- 1976, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
468. The Wizard of Gore -- 1970, Herschell Gordon Lewis
467. Wolf -- 1994, Mike Nichols
466. Wolf Creek -- 2005, Greg McLean
465. Wounds -- 2019, Babak Anvari
464. Wrong Turn -- 2003, Rob Schmidt
463. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes -- 1963, Roger Corman
462. XX -- 2017, Roxanne Benjamin, Sofia Carillo, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, & Jovanka Vuckovic
461. Yoga Hakwon (aka Yoga Class) -- 2009, Jae-yeon Yun

  • I am always here for Valentine love! If its gore wasn't cut by the dastardly MPAA, t'would be at home amongst the slasher flicks of yore. The characters ain't much, but the cast sure is! I don't need to name any beyond Denise Richards, do I? (No.)
  • I really dig Under the Shadow, and I'm glad to see it make the list. I recommend it often and I will continue to do so because it's a creepy little creepfest with a delicious political angle and it deserves attention.
  • Strange I haven't yet checked out Wounds, since it's from the same director as Under the Shadow and it stars Dakota Johnson. Can I even call myself the leader of the sovereign nation of Dakotastan? YES OF COURSE I CAN, it is a lifetime appointment.
  • Who Can Kill a Child? is top-notch but I admit, every time I've watched it since the first time I watched it, I skip the newsreel opening.
  • Bless our great goddess SHOCKtobra, bless our great Reader Whomever that submitted Yoga Hakwon. I had never heard of it before, but a South Korean horror movie about an ex-shopping channel host who joins an evil yoga class? From the director of Wishing Stairs?? YES PLEASE, I am quite literally watching it tonight.
  • In the 2010 SHOCKtober celebration, Wrong Turn got six votes. In 2017 and 2020, however, it received but one. It just goes to show, something something.


Astroboymn said...

Ah yes, Who Can Kill a Child, yes yes. Genuinely unnerving, would go in my top 100 fer shure.

Susandoku said...

Waxwork, Waxwork, a thousand times Waxwork. I have no excuse for the fact that it was not on my list and I'm going to my room to think about what I've done. And to watch Waxwork.

Steve said...

I've only seen Who Can Kill a Child? but it has stuck with me ever since.

Peter said...

I briefly thought I’d missed my chance to order a commemorative Final Girl onesie, and was briefly sad, then relieved, to discover they never existed.

LBk said...

Aaaahhhh. Is it possibly true? Am I the only person to vote for (original) When a stranger calls/When a stranger calls back?!! The latter being always so sorely overlooked but the former, really?! With the remake on equal footing. Sigh...

Ryan said...

No one else loves WOLF? Michelle Pfeiffer has to handle both Jack Nicholson and James Spader... as werewolves!

Unknown said...

You're all welcome for Yoga Hakwon, and thank you for doing all the podcast episodes for fellow Asian horror obsessives! SO MANY GOODIES.