October Halloween Horrorfest 2012

by apathy2673 | created - 24 Oct 2012 | updated - 25 Oct 2017 | Public

All of the horror movies I've watched this month of October(2012),in the order I've watched them, counting down to the 31st when I will watch John Carpenter's Halloween. Most of these I've never seen and almost all are available on Netflix/Crackle/Hulu/Amazon Prime so these are straight-to-video badness...but there have been a few good ones.

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1. Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A genetically-altered fish wreaks havoc on a small fishing town.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow, Matthew Rauch

Votes: 4,770

Oh this movie sucked.

2. Boogeyman 3 (2008 Video)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

When a college student witnesses the alleged suicide of her roommate, it sets into motion a series of horrific events that cause her to fear the supernatural entity. As she tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Erin Cahill, Charles Hittinger, Mimi Michaels, Matt Rippy

Votes: 4,465

Not offensibly bad, just a big meh.

3. The Skeptic (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

A lawyer who doesn't believe in ghosts is haunted after moving into a family mansion.

Director: Tennyson Bardwell | Stars: Tim Daly, Tom Arnold, Zoe Saldana, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 3,887 | Gross: $0.01M

This is a really strong haunted house film, Tim Daly is great. Powerful flick.

4. Halloween Night (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

The film follows Chris Vale (Scot Nery), a young man who was wrongly convicted of murdering his family in 1982, and admitted into an insane asylum based largely on the fact that Chris had ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Derek Osedach, Rebekah Kochan, Scot Nery, Sean Durrie

Votes: 932

Low budge but whatever. Lots of cool gore and murders and it has a Halloween theme. Enjoyable trash...mission accomplished.

5. The Horde (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 14,755

Well done French zombie flick, gritty. Awesome Dead Rising homage at the end with the guy on top of a car in a parking garage surrounded by 1000's of zombies.

6. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

24 Metascore

At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker

Votes: 7,713

Perfect in every way...the originator of "creative death scenes".

7. The Horror Show (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends "Meat Cleaver Max" and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of ... See full summary »

Directors: James Isaac, David Blyth | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Brion James, Rita Taggart, Dedee Pfeiffer

Votes: 3,180 | Gross: $1.74M

Brion James is a scary dude...

8. Night of the Demons (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons.

Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Tatyana Kanavka, Michael Arata, Shannon Elizabeth, Linnea Quigley

Votes: 6,867

There're like 1 or 2 demons, a very small cast...but it was ok. I miss Shannon Elizabeth and Edward Furlong is in it...He banged Natasha Lyonne.

9. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Thriller

A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

Director: James Nguyen | Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren, Janae Caster

Votes: 20,158

Gotta get some comedy in but seriously, you have to fast forward through most of this crap to get to the comedy gold.

10. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 315,256

Netflix has a compilation called Spook-Tacular with several Halloweeen episodes.

11. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

15 Metascore

A group of tourists arrives in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Stephen Barker Turner, Erica Leerhsen, Kurt Loder

Votes: 34,628 | Gross: $26.44M

Wow this sucks so bad...but hey!--The Burn Notice guy is in it.

12. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber

Votes: 37,123 | Gross: $10.77M

Gotta get some comedy in the Horror fest and this delivers...Shedules?

13. Trick 'r Treat (2008)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 76,871

Wow this is a friggin awesome movie with a great Halloween theme and really well interconnected stories that touch on many of your favorite horror movie themes.

14. Night of the Scarecrow (1995)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of drunk teenagers accidently set free the spirit of a warlock, which possesses a scarecrow. The scarecrow goes on a bloody rampage killing the descendents of the men who had killed... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Elizabeth Barondes, John Mese, Stephen Root, Bruce Glover

Votes: 1,004

This movie is exactly what you want and expect and it delivers BIG TIME!

15. Midnight Movie (2008)

R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater.

Director: Jack Messitt | Stars: Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour, Greg Cirulnick, Stan Ellsworth

Votes: 3,798

This movie starts out seemingly lame. It gets going and kicks total ass. Plus it has Stan Ellison in it and he is the man. Really f'n good.

16. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993 Video)

R | 88 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Ami Dolenz, Soleil Moon Frye, J. Trevor Edmond

Votes: 3,911

More gory than the first and worth the watch.

17. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

Ernest accidentally unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

Votes: 10,235 | Gross: $14.14M

After all the horror movies above I thought I'd watch something funny and stupid. This movie was terrifying. Not funny, not stupid...but terrifying!

18. The Tooth Fairy (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

Darcy Wagner and her ten-and-a-half-year-old daughter Pamela "Pammy" are heading to the bed and breakfast of her boyfriend Peter Campbell in the River Bend Road in Northern California. ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Lochlyn Munro, Chandra West, Steve Bacic, Nicole Muñoz

Votes: 1,440

I like Lochlyn Munro and this movie has cool gore and scary locals.

19. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Votes: 117,144 | Gross: $11.10M

Horror/Kung Fu/Comedy done to perfection. I named my dog Lo Pan. Jack Burton...ME!

20. Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

In this sequel, a couple must use a portal through time to defeat evil.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 3,787

Pretty damn funny but fast forward through the medieval crap.

21. Jack's Back (1988)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo

Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $0.49M

Highly effective James Spader serial killer flick. Watch a young Spader out-act everyone in sight.

22. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

Votes: 149,090 | Gross: $26.67M

Brutal, sadistic, hell, satan...Great sci-fi and horror mixed into one hell of an amazing film.

23. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

28 Metascore

An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 51,617 | Gross: $40.85M

The original Dark Castle movie. Love it!

24. Blubberella (2011)

R | 87 min | Action, Comedy

An action comedy centered on an overweight woman whose footsteps cause explosions and whose dual swords are used against anyone who makes fun of her.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Lindsay Hollister, Brendan Fletcher, Michael Paré, Willam Belli

Votes: 2,313

Laughed so many times I loved it. Great stuff. Wasn't expecting satire...Uwe delivers, Willamftw

25. The Devil's Rock (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

Set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D Day,two Kiwi commandos, sent to destroy German gun emplacements to distract Hitler's forces away from Normandy, discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.

Director: Paul Campion | Stars: Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Gina Varela, Karlos Drinkwater

Votes: 3,707

Small film...well acted/produced...perhaps too small.

26. Dead Scared (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

Several college kids spend the night in a spooky mansion in an attempt to pledge fraternities and sororities. A deranged "professor" begins murdering them. They must figure why, and also if one or more of them are working with the killer.

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Brad Dourif, Brooke Burke, Nectar Rose, Philip Andrew

Votes: 1,649

This movie tried really hard but is ultimately, average.

27. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 15,419

Some moments here and there but for a killer shark movie, this is boring.

28. Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

As a teenage girl comes to Gatlin to find her biological mother, the town's infamous cult plots a comeback as their leader, Isaac, awakens from a coma.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Natalie Ramsey, Gary Bullock, Alix Koromzay, Stacy Keach

Votes: 3,800

Beautiful cinematography but an unsatisfying, meandering mess...ugh. More of a mystery with little gore and zero suspense. Not enough of Isaac and a short lived return for the little guy.

29. Absentia (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon

Votes: 16,053

This movie hits a mood of despair and rides it through to the end. It's pretty harrowing if you buy into it. I could see people not doing so, but I did, I really liked it. This movie was funded in part by Kickstarter(watch til the end of the credits.)

30. Pig Hunt (2008)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

When John takes his friends to his deceased uncle's remote ranch to hunt wild pigs, it seems like a typical guys weekend. But as John and his crew trek deeper into the forest, they begin tracking the awful truth about his uncle's demise.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Travis Aaron Wade, Tina Huang, Howard Johnson Jr., Trevor Bullock

Votes: 2,397

Bait n Switch...this movie pissed me off so bad. The damn boar shows up in the last 5 minutes. NOT a boar hunting people movie. The first hour was so promising and then...well, a totally different movie shows up.

31. Jason X (2001)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

25 Metascore

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg

Votes: 48,171 | Gross: $13.12M

Friday the 13th 1-3 are the best. After that, it gets a little weird with Corey Feldman and Hell and Freddy etc. Jason killing a bunch of idiots in the future on a Spaceship? Count me in! You're supposed to laugh but Jason ain't laughing. Same director as Pig Hunt(!).

32. Mockingbird Lane (2012 TV Special)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vampiress. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, Charity Wakefield, Mason Cook

Votes: 3,843

The Munsters done a little more monstrous. Worth a watch, funny, Eddie Izzard rocks it and Portia De Rossi is Morticia... Still it's probably not worth a series. Too bad it wasn't a 2 hour movie or a miniseries. Oh well, at least it's good timing for October and Halloween.

33. Against the Dark (2009 Video)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Katana master Tao leads a special ops squad of ex-military vigilantes on a massacre mission, their target: vampires on an post apocalyptic globe. Tao is the survivors' only hope and he knows the only cure is execution.

Director: Richard Crudo | Stars: Steven Seagal, Tanoai Reed, Jenna Harrison, Danny Midwinter

Votes: 4,834

Steven Seagal using a sword and slicing zombies. Later he blows holes through zombies with a shotgun. Needs much more Seagal slicing zombies. Some gore, the main girl looks like Eliza Dushku.

34. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 189,232

Season 1 Episode 3: SQUEEZE. Scary stuff. A mutant(?), Victor Eugene Tooms, needs to eat 5 human livers every 30 yrs to survive. It can stretch and contort itself to squeeze in and out of tight spaces to kill and enjoys the challenge. Bonus of Donal Logue as an *beep* FBI agent. Watch the 2nd "Tooms" episode(below) and make it an X-Files movie.

35. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 189,232

Season 1 Episode 21: TOOMS. Tooms is back and has been released from prison. Now he has his sights set on Scully and Mulder. Watch the 2 "Tooms" episodes together for a Halloween X-Files movie.

36. The Rats (2002 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A clan of evil rats overtakes a Manhattan department store and threatens to overrun the city.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Mädchen Amick, Vincent Spano, Shawn Michael Howard, Daveigh Chase

Votes: 1,951

Angry, genetically mutated lab rats carrying virulent disease threaten NYC. Rats in swiming pools, cars, windowsills, toilets(!), the subway and in a HUGE underground colony in places you don't wanna be. Fun TV movie with a game Vincent Spano and a gorgeous Madchen Amick.

37. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Votes: 15,260

Not horror but an October essential. Watched it on ABC while giving out candy to the kids tonight. The real horror is the commercials!

38. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 216,189 | Gross: $47.00M

That's it! 9:PM and the porchlight is off, the candy fully dispensed. Time to watch John Carpenter's classic, Halloween. Happy Halloween everyone!

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