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Oct 13, 2020

SHOCKtober: 553-521

Someday we will begin counting down movies that earned multiple votes. Today is not that day. Each of the following films received one vote!

553. The Last Exorcism -- 2010, Daniel Stamm
552. The Last Horror Film -- 1982, David Winters
551. The Last Horror Movie -- 2003, Julian Richards
550. The Last Man on Earth -- 1964, Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow
549. The Legacy -- 1978, Richard Marquand
548. The Legend of Hillbilly John -- 1972, John Newland
547. The Legend of Lizzie Borden -- 1975, Paul Wendkos
546. The Mad Magician -- 1954, John Brahm
545. The Mangler -- 1995, Tobe Hooper
544. The Manster -- 1959, George P. Breakston & Kenneth G. Crane
543. The Masque of the Red Death -- 1964, Roger Corman
542. The Moth Diaries -- 2011, Mary Harron
541. The Mummy -- 1999, Stephen Sommers
540. The Nest -- 1987, Terence H. Winkless
539. The New York Ripper -- 1982, Lucio Fulci
538. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave -- 1971, Emilio Miraglia
537. The Night Flyer -- 1997, Mark Pavia
536. The Night Strangler -- 1973, Dan Curtis
535. The Ninth Gate -- 1999, Roman Polanski
534. From a Whisper to a Scream (aka The Offspring) -- 1987, Jeff Burr
533. The Pit -- 1981, Lew Lehman
532. The Pit and the Pendulum -- 1961, Roger Corman
531. The Prophecy -- 1995, Gregory Widen
530. The Rage: Carrie 2 -- 1999, Katt Shea & Robert Mandel
529. Le Corbeau -- 1943, Henri-Georges Clouzot
528. The Raven -- 1935, Lew Landers
527. The Ruins -- 2008, Carter Smith
526. The Seduction -- 1982, David Schmoeller
525. The Sender -- 1982, Roger Christian
524. The Serpent and the Rainbow -- 1988, Wes Craven
523. The Seventh Victim -- 1943, Mark Robson
522. The Shallows -- 2016, Jaume Collet-Serra
521. The Shrine -- 2010, Jon Knautz

  • The Seventh Victim is one of those movies that'll haunt you long after it's over. Moody, gorgeous (Jean Brooks's iconic wig alone!), creepy, and very very sad. It's a classic for a reason.
  • I loves me some Lucio Fulci, but I've yet to see The New York Ripper. I've almost done it several times, but...I don't know, one of these days I'll be in the mood for some vicious sleaze with a whiff of misogyny. Probably. Maybe? Possibly. 
  •  The Shrine was a pleasant little creeptastic surprise. Again (x10000), I love a town with a secret!
  • Also again, no one can sum up The Pit better than this imdb comment: "I don't know if it's the greatest horror film ever, but it's definitely the greatest horror film in which a 12-year-old pervert is encouraged by his possessed teddy bear to push all his various enemies into a pit full of hungry troglodytes." I love The Pit


Susandoku said...

OMG how did I ever forget The Mangler? Another fundamental cautionary tale about chores.

Peter said...

Yay! My first single vote entry! I feel so validated! I enjoyed The Shrine more than I probably should have, but it uses its premise to great effect. When you are traveling, make sure your phrase book contains entries like "are there any curses I should avoid?" "are any of them witches?" and "have you seem any entrances to hell recently? I mean, just in case? Cover the basics? This could save so many travelers unsightly stains on their clothings, skin, and/or bones.

Patrick said...

I was the only vote for The Seventh Victim! Whaaaaat! The moment when Jean Brooks says "I've always wanted to die" is seared into my little brain forever.

Steve K said...

The New York Ripper was me. It is omnipresent in my mind because my condo overlooks a duck pond, so literally every day I am reminded of its killer. (Who, yes, quacks like a duck.) Ducks are literally quacking as I type this.

Re The Legacy, I don't think at the time as a 12-year-old I realized how much Sam Elliott (and his mustache) imprinted on me. (This is one of those movies that was in endless rotation, along with Trilogy of Terror and The Sentinel, on the independent channel 50 out of Detroit that would play after school.)

Astroboymn said...

To Steve K: I'm also from Detroit and remember channel 50 with great fondness. x

MorganAC said...

About half of my list are one voters. I'm glad to represent the mediocre hollywood creep contingency of the mid to late aughts.

matango said...

The Last Horror Film is my favorite of the Joe Spinell/Caroline Munro "trilogy" (Star Crash and Maniac being the other two). It's just such a bonkers movie, and I love the dream sequence were Spinell's character is made fun of by the somehow simultaneously peak 70s and peak 80s showbiz "insiders."

Viviana said...

Le corbeau was me and I stand by it!!!!!