Friday, November 18, 2011

2011 October Horror Challenge Recap

So the 2011 October Horror Challenge is now history. I've decided to write up a separate post detailing all the movies/shows that were watched throughout the month. This is a convenient way (for me at least) to be able to see everything that was watched without having to browse through seven different posts.

The final score of the Challenge was: Monster Dad - 44 and October - 31

Here's what those forty-four items consisted of:

1. Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy (1955)
2. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
3. End of the World (1977)
4. The Fly (1958)
5. The Crazies (2010)
6. Eegah (1962)
7. Contagion (2011)
8. Bigfoot Lives (2007)
9. Teenagers Battle The Thing (1958)
10. The Curse of Bigfoot (1978)
11. Mad Monster Party (1967)
12. Monster Quest: Bigfoot (2007)*
13. The Snow Creature (1954)
14. Trollhunter (2010)
15. Let The Right One In (2008)
16. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)
17. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
18. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
19. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
20. The Thing (1982)
21. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
22. The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye (2010)*
23. Return of The Fly (1959)
24. They Live (1988)
25. The Walking Dead: Guts (2010)*
26. Attack of the 50 ft. Woman (1958)
27. Let Me In (2010)
28. Them! (1954)
29. Curse of The Fly (1965)
30. The Others (2002)
31. Creature from Black Lake (1976)
32. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
33. Young Frankenstein (1974)
34. The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special (2010)*
35. Curse of the Demon (1957)
36. Spooks Run Wild (1941)
37. Happy Hell Night (1992)
38. The Thing (2011)
39. Sh! The Octopus (1937)
40. The Werewolf and The Yeti (1975)
41. The Fly (1986)
42. Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959)
43. The War of the Worlds (1953)
44. Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)*

* Denotes the five items that could be considered ineligible for the Challenge. That includes three TV shows (the Bigfoot episode of "Monster Quest", the first two episodes of "The Walking Dead"), "The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special" and "Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man" (which was watched on November 1st).

 I think that this challenge featured a nice variety of movies--from comedies with horror undertones like "Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy", "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" and "Young Frankenstein" to true examples of the horror genre like "The Crazies", "Night of the Living Dead" and the two versions of "The Thing" that I watched.  The titles also cover a very wide time range too--from 1937's "Sh! The Octopus" right up through 2011's "Contagion" and "The Thing".  There is at least one representative of each decade from the 1930s to the 2010s.

The unofficial theme of Bigfoot-related stuff included seven titles: "Bigfoot Lives", "Teenagers Battle The Thing", "Curse of Bigfoot", the "Bigfoot" episode of "Monster Quest", "The Snow Creature", "Creature from Black Lake" and "The Werewolf and The Yeti".

Should you be interested in reading about the Challenge in more detail, feel free to read all seven chapters in the story:



  1. Sounds like a lot of fun & definitely some choice movies. Chiming in on one of your challenge movies in particular ... I LOVE the Creature from Black Lake-plenty of cheese, but there are parts of it I still think are pretty darn scary.

  2. I couldn't agree more Keith. It's probably my favorite Bigfoot movie of all. It scared the crap out of me as a kid, and despite the low production value and all I still find it pretty effective.