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, 2020

SHOCKtober: 687-655

Another day, another chunk o' list from the Lonely Hearts Club. That's right, each of the following films--beautiful snowflakes all--received one vote!

687. Pieces -- 1982, Juan Piquer Simón
686. Pigs (aka Daddy's Deadly Darling) -- 1973, Marc Lawrence
685. Pin -- 1988, Sandor Stern
684. Planet Terror -- 2007, Robert Rodriguez
683. Poltergeist III -- 1988, Gery Sherman
682. Popcorn -- 1991, Mark Herrier & Alan Ormsby
681. Possessor -- 2020, Brandon Cronenberg
680. Pretty Poison -- 1968, Noel Black
679. Private Parts -- 1972, Paul Bartel
678. Psycho II -- 1983, Richard Franklin
677. Psychos in Love -- 1987, Gorman Bechard
676. Rabid -- 1977, David Cronenberg
675. Rare Exports -- 2010, Jalmari Helander
674. Razorback -- 1984, Russell Mulcahy
673. Rear Window -- 1954, Alfred Hitchcock
672. Rebecca -- 1940, Alfred Hitchcock
671. Relic -- 2020, Natalie Erika James
670. Requiem for a Dream -- 2000, Darren Aronofsky
669. Resident Evil -- 2002, Paul W.S. Anderson
668. Resident Evil: Extinction -- 2007, Russell Mulcahy
667. Resolution -- 2012, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead
666. Return to Horror High -- 1987, Bill Froehlich
665. Revenge -- 2017, Coralie Fargeat
664. The Revenge of Frankenstein -- 1958, Terence Fisher
663. Ringu 2 -- 1999, Hideo Nakata
662. Road Games -- 1981, Richard Franklin
661. Rogue -- 2007, Greg McLean
660. Rope -- 1948, Alfred Hitchcock
659. Sadako vs. Kayako -- 2016, Kôji Shiraishi
658. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom -- 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini
657. Santa Sangre -- 1989, Alejandro Jodorowsky
656. Satan's School for Girls -- 1973, David Lowell Rich
655. Scarecrows -- 1988, William Wesley

  • That clip will never, ever get old! Seeing Pieces on here (and immediately thinking of the above clip) (and the girl skateboarding straight into a giant mirror) (and the waterbed murder)...I thought why oh WHY isn't Pieces on my list? It just demonstrates how difficult this process can be, and how all our lists would probably consist of 500 movies if there were no restrictions. The point is, PIECES!
  • Psycho II fucking rules. It should not be as good as it is! The Norman Bates story did not need to continue after the first film! But I'm glad it did because Psycho II is terrific (and Psycho III is terrifically bonkers) (and Psycho IV stars Olivia Hussey). I just hate that not only did Meg Tilly have a terrible time shooting that film (her worst experience, actually), the narrative for years was that she was the problem with her difficult, diva-like behavior, which...well, if there's one thing the last few years have proven, it's that we should always believe reports of "difficult" actresses, right??! 
  • Salò, I say nò nò thank you! Too much for my pansy-ass. 
  • Relic is fantastic, very eerie at times and ultimately very moving. I watched it twice during my 24 hour rental period because I am that cool.
  • I did not know that Alan Ormsby co-directed Popcorn?? I'm learning a lot this year, I love SHOCKtober.


AE said...

This chunk o' list would be an amazing marathon just by itself. Rare Exports is a beloved Christmas classic in my house!

Jason Adams said...

I think I am the only person on Earth who wasn't bugged by Salo much at all. I don't say this to prove my bonafides as a big strong manly man because come on, I fucked Ernest Hemingway. On an Elephant! During a dust-storm! I only say it because I really expected Salo to disturb me more, and it didn't. I mean what's a little poop-eating I say? I shrug at your poop-eating! Just another night on safari with ol' insatiable Ernest Hemingway...

Peter said...

Eh, Salò, it’s an indictment of fascism with a lot of breasts and feces. Not so shocking in 2020, where it’s all breasts and feces. I love Sante Sanger, just because I had a roommate who wanted other people to love it, so he kept taking groups of friends to see it, and then was kind of sad they suffered trauma. It’s a hard movie, and Jodorowsky is not a good person, but it’s also a spectacle.

crazycanuck said...

I'll 2nd that Psycho II fucking rules..Hell yeah!

Jillian82 said...

I just watched Relic today and it was so good and creepy!