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No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



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I've got a list of 31 movies I haven't seen from the TSZDT top 100. I'm hoping to get 13 of them done, but if I go above and beyond, great!

https://letterboxd.com/count_thrashula/list/may-2021-halfoween-horror-challenge/



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No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



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1) Crawl (2019)


This movie is very fun in a video gamey sort of way. But if you start pulling at ANY SINGLE THREAD, the entire thing just falls apart.
.5

2) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)


What a fun movie. Sure, it's a little heavy handed with it's McCarthyism message. But it's DRIPPING with 50s swagger, excellent acting, quick pacing, and wonderful music. A really fun way to spend 80 minutes.


3) Vampyr (1932)


I'm always fascinated by the evolution of the mythology in vampire movies. This one leans heavily into the religious aspect, which I think other contemporary interpretations do too, and which is largely lost from modern depictions. Or at least, it's romanticized instead of used as a Christian cautionary tale. While I feel like the plot was a little meandering, the movie is GORGEOUS and kept my interest the whole way through. This is absolutely a master class in lighting and shadows. Also, there's something incredibly Lynchian and dream-logic-y about the whole thing. It's very very surreal at parts. Great movie.



4) I Walked With A Zombie (1943)


Technically and stylistically, this movie was perfectly fine. But, I think I'm just burnt out on pre-Romero "Colonialism" zombies. This film is a glorified love story using Caribbean Voodoo as a set piece, and by extension, using Caribbean people as set pieces. Meh.

.5

Total: 4
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943)

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

5) Kwaidan (1964)


This movie is, admittedly, an investment. I'd been putting off watching it for YEARS, because of its 3-hour run time. That's 2-3 other movies I could watch! However, Kwaidan really is like a fine aged spirit (heh) that you have to sit and savor slowly as the flavors expand and change. I'm certain that if I had a better understanding of Japanese history and folklore, I would have absorbed a whole lot more of the stories, but as it stands it was still an incredible experience to let the whole thing wash over me. The timing is slightly odd, the music is sparse and uncomfortable, the acting is stiff and otherworldly, as is the makeup, as is the composition. There's just so much OFF about this movie, and it all absolutely works in favor of the film. If I didn't know what year this was made, I would almost not be able to guess a decade. It's so timeless and so unique. 100% worth experiencing.

The second story, "The Woman of the Snow" is one of the most engrossing, heartbreaking folklore stories I've ever seen. That alone would have made this a 5/5 for me, but the other stories hold up just as well.



Total: 5
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964)

No. 1 Juicy Boi fucked around with this message at 22:16 on May 3, 2021

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

6) Vampyres (1975)


Vampyres is a gem of a movie, being better than it has any right being. It's a weirdly high-brow movie about bisexual vampire women who lure men to their deaths. What's not to like?



Total: 6
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) / 6. Vampyres (1975)

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

7) The Howling (1981)


I was surprisingly disappointed by The Howling. Despite a few fun plot ideas and makeup effects, I just developed NO connection anything in this movie and found my mind wandering during parts when I should have been absolutely invested. It was well-shot, certainly, but I don't feel any reason to revisit it down the road.



Total: 7
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) / 6. Vampyres (1975) / 7. The Howling (1981)

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

8) Torso


All in all I think that Torso is a fairly bog-standard giallo - very middle of the road. But the style and the weapons-grade male gaze that the director manages to fit in here really put it above "average" territory.



Total: 8
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) / 6. Vampyres (1975) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973)

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

9) Frankenhhooker (1990)


This movie kicks so much rear end, I love it. In the tradition of other Frank Henenlotter films like Brain Damage and Basket Case, Frankenhooker is rude, crude, cheap, and FUN.



10) Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)


This was decent! Nothing amazing, but an interesting look at Herschell Gordon Lewis's career. It certainly got me to add some additional trash to my watch list.



Total: 10
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) / 6. Vampyres (1975) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010)

No. 1 Juicy Boi fucked around with this message at 16:24 on May 5, 2021

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

11) Them (Ils) (2006)


Overall incredibly slow and lackluster. Lots of shaky camera and flickering lights doesn't make for a "scary" movie.


12) Nina Forever (2015)


I had a blast with this movie, I really did. I'm sure there's an undertone to this that I need to think on for a while, something about not letting go of past relationships, but... even just watching this movie at a surface level, it's so good. It's the BLACKEST of black comedies. It's a slow burn, for sure, but so much fun.


Total: 12
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) / 6. Vampyres (1975) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015)

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

13) Aliens (1986)


All in all? It was fun. It was good. I can see why it's a classic, though I think I prefer the original to this sequel. This movie is turned up to 11 in almost every single way, and that makes for an exciting popcorn time, but there were a few times where there was just SO MUCH going on that I zoned out a bit.
.5

14) The Cremator (1969)


What a strange and timeless-feeling movie. At it's heart, it's a similar sort of "descent into madness" horror as Henry or Deranged, but with the arty-ness turned up to 11. Fantastic and gorgeous all the way through. And the way that Kopfrkingl would look directly at the camera at certain parts was 4th-wall-breaking in a way that will haunt my dreams.
.5

Total: 14
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) / 6. Vampyres (1975) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969)

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

13) Aliens (1986)


All in all? It was fun. It was good. I can see why it's a classic, though I think I prefer the original to this sequel. This movie is turned up to 11 in almost every single way, and that makes for an exciting popcorn time, but there were a few times where there was just SO MUCH going on that I zoned out a bit.
3.5 / 5

14) The Cremator (1969)


What a strange and timeless-feeling movie. At it's heart, it's a similar sort of "descent into madness" horror as Henry or Deranged, but with the arty-ness turned up to 11. Fantastic and gorgeous all the way through. And the way that Kopfrkingl would look directly at the camera at certain parts was 4th-wall-breaking in a way that will haunt my dreams.
4.5 / 5

15) Saw IV (2007)


There's so much about this film that doesn't work, but it's still... and I hate to say this... important to the lore. And some of the kills are cool. I've seen worse.
2 / 5

16) Dark Skies (2013)


I think this was a very effective film. It didn't do anything new, it retread some pretty work ground, but... For some reason I just loved this movie. There are some genuinely upsetting scenes. Definitely worth a watch.
3.5 / 5

17) The McPherson Tape (1989)


It definitely gets points for being "ahead of its time" in the realm of found footage films, but... honestly the reveal of the aliens at the end ruins it. The effects are below student film quality, and it just ruins all the tension that was built up prior. 45 minutes of a family yelling at each other and 15 minutes of kids in terrible rubber masks.
2.5 / 5

18) Saw (2004)


Rewatch with my wife, such a great movie. That moment when "Hello Zepp" starts playing at the end is just... incomparable, I love it so much.
3.5 / 5

Total: 18
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) / 6. Vampyres (1975) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004)

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

Hell yeah! I've already done a few of these!

Now I need to decide if Kwaidan goes under anthology or mythology

edit-- the post above mine makes a good point, anthology for Kwaidan means I get to watch The Lure!

edit2-- adding my summary below so I can easy copy paste it in future posts:

Total: 18
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6)
Fran Challenges Remaining -- 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13

No. 1 Juicy Boi fucked around with this message at 13:32 on May 10, 2021

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

19) Mother's Day (1980)
Fran Challenge #7: Mother's Day


This was such a surprise! A movie I'd never really heard of, produced by the less-famous Kaufman brother - I really didn't expect much. But it's so much fun! It's sort of a mix of The Hills Have Eyes and Last House on the Left by way of Troma Films. The villain leads are all comically overacting, and the protagonist leads are all comically, well, boring. The acting is pretty bad. The few blood effects are pretty bad. The story meanders. But I don't care, this strikes the perfect balance between "I'm uncomfortable" and "I'm having fun." Highly recommended.
4 / 5

Total: 19
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7)
Fran Challenges Remaining -- 2, 3, 5, 8, 11, 13

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

twernt posted:

27. 1986. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

I love seeing new reviews for this. It's easily in my top 3 horror movies of all time just because of how effective it is at what it's doing. Even if what it's doing is horrible.

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

20) The Lure (2015)
Fran Challenge #11: Myths and Legends


This is a very intriguing and very artsy film that drew me in immediately. The acting, the music, the choreography, it was fantastic.
4/5

21) Belzebuth (2017)
Fran Challenge #5: Cinco


This was good. Just good. Well, better than average, but only just. It was FUN, that I'm sure of. But it went on way too long, a lot of the acting was bad (which, to be fair, I think can be attributed to actors acting in a language other than their native one), and some of the story was downright hokey. Really cool to see Tobin Bell branching out from playing a sickly creepy guy to playing a slightly different sickly creepy guy.
3.5/5

Total: 21
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7) / 20. The Lure (2015) (FC11) / 21. Belzebuth (2017) (FC5)
Fran Challenges Remaining -- 2, 3, 8, 13

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

22) The House That Jack Built (2018)


"Some people claim that the atrocities we commit in our fiction are those inner desires which we cannot commit in our controlled civilization; so they are expressed instead in our art. I don't agree. I believe Heaven and Hell are one in the same. The soul belongs to Heaven, and the body to Hell. The soul is reason, and the body is... all the dangerous things, for example, art and icons."

I pasted about 5 different quotes above before I settled on one. Wow. I, uh... I'm going to need a while to think about this. The message is heavy-handed. Sure. I'm actually surprised that I didn't catch on to the metaphorical overtone going on at the beginning of the movie, but it certainly paid off. This is definitely Lars Von Trier at his Von Trieriest, but I absolutely loved it. It was unsettling, it was well-acted, it was philosophical in some ways. I just.... loved it.
5/5

Total: 22
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7) / 20. The Lure (2015) (FC11) / 21. Belzebuth (2017) (FC5) / 22. The House That Jack Built (2018)
Fran Challenges Remaining -- 2, 3, 8, 13

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

23) Thankskilling (2008)
Fran Challenge #13: Horrible Holidays


lol what is this absolute garbage
1/5

24) House of Wax (2005)
Fran Challenge #2: Sometimes They Come Back


You know what? This is way better than I thought it'd be. I've gone many years now assuming this was a terrible movie but there's some really redeeming qualities to it. Granted, the acting and the plot aren't, but it's fun and the effects are really cool.
3.5/5

25) Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Fran Challenge #3: Camp BLOOD


This is a rewatch for me, but the Fran challenge didn't stipulate that this one had to be new to me. It's been a while since I've seen it, and in lieu of an actual review, I'll post this interview with Joan Ford on the topic of trans representation in movies, which makes great points.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgpvW9TxWds
4/5

26) Army of the Dead (2021)


Did NOT expect to enjoy this so much. You can tell that this is what Zack Snyder loves doing - big, bombastic action with a ton of heart and very little brains (no pun intended).
4/5

Total: 26
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7) / 20. The Lure (2015) (FC11) / 21. Belzebuth (2017) (FC5) / 22. The House That Jack Built (2018) / 23. Thankskilling (2008) (FC13) / 24. House of Wax (2005) (FC2) / 25. Sleepaway Camp (1983) (FC3) / 26. Army of the Dead (2021)
Fran Challenges Remaining -- 1, 8

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

27) Shorts Collection
Fran Challenge #1: Short Cuts

Where the Last One Hides (2013)
5min, link
My friend is the lead in this one! It definitely has that student film feel, but I thought it was very enjoyable. Sort of an Appalachian take on I Am Legend?

He Took His Skin Off For Me (2015)
11min, link
I like this take on "what if Frank from Hellraiser, but a love story?" There's something really unsettling about the frankness (no pun intended) of it all - the highs and lows of having a partner with, well, no skin. It left me feeling weirdly sad.

Possibly in Michigan (1983)
11min, link
I love this short so much. SO MUCH. It's just so.... weird. Unsettling. Creepy. It's like the distilled essence of dream logic into a serial killer romp. Everyone needs to watch this.

Kathy Don't Go! (date unknown)
3min, link
I think this is more a music video than a short? Or maybe a... musical? I'm so confused. Basically a story about a dystopian future where everyone has a barcode on them. But... also the dangers of supermarket shopping? Like I said, I'm very confused.

Don't Look Away (2017)
8 min, link
I'm realizing that I have a lot more leniency for shorts than I do for full-length movies. The acting in this is pretty bad, and the cinematography is weird, but it's really cute. It's pretty much just a Slenderman knockoff? Except with the Scarecrow from Batman Begins? Decent tension, and some of the plot twists actually worked pretty well.

The Devil's Passenger (2018)
4min, link
I would totally watch a full length based on this premise. With this 4 minute short, it felt like I was just watching a trailer for something more substantial. But it was cute, really neat idea.

We Die Alone (2020)
23min, link
Oh wow I loved this one. I don't want to spoil anything, but it was setting itself up to be one thing, totally predictable, and then swerved into something else entirely. I thought the acting was great, the pacing was great. Really high marks for a short.

Total time: 65min

Total: 27
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7) / 20. The Lure (2015) (FC11) / 21. Belzebuth (2017) (FC5) / 22. The House That Jack Built (2018) / 23. Thankskilling (2008) (FC13) / 24. House of Wax (2005) (FC2) / 25. Sleepaway Camp (1983) (FC3) / 26. Army of the Dead (2021) / 27. Shorts
Fran Challenges Remaining -- 8

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

28) Gretel & Hansel (2020)


Gretel & Hansel is easily one of the most beautiful films I've seen in a long time. The use of framing, of color, of expository shots, it's one of those films where you can pause at any moment and just stare at the shot. Plot-wise, I liked it a lot. I think there were some things that held it back from being excellent, mostly the dialog. It seemed like they were going for a sort of The VVitch-esque folksy poetic dialog, but some of it just came off as stilted. However, this is an excellent adaptation of a classic story, and I highly recommend it.
4/5

29) Inferno (1980)
Fran Challenge #8: Dead & Buried (Daria Nicolodi)


It was... fine. It definitely has that Argento charm in spades, and I think that the visuals and music make this worth watching solely on their own accord, but the plot is a bit thin and the acting is a bit bad. I don't know if this rightfully falls under the giallo banner or not, but I do know that it doesn't come anywhere close to how good Suspiria is.
3/5

Total: 27
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7) / 20. The Lure (2015) (FC11) / 21. Belzebuth (2017) (FC5) / 22. The House That Jack Built (2018) / 23. Thankskilling (2008) (FC13) / 24. House of Wax (2005) (FC2) / 25. Sleepaway Camp (1983) (FC3) / 26. Army of the Dead (2021) / 27. Shorts / 28. Gretel & Hansel (2020) / 29. Inferno (1980) (FC8)
Fran Challenges - DONE!

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

30. Bride of Re-Animator (1990)


Have you ever been to a live show, where the band plays their big hit, but then at the end they kind of noodle around and riff on it for like twice the length of the actual song, and like, yeah, it reminds you of the song and it's fine and all but like... it's not as good? I feel like that's what they're doing here with the sequel to Re-Animator. It riffs on the same themes, it has the same fun, the same actors, but... it doesn't have the magic of the original. It's fine, I guess, but I will 10 times out of 10 just grab the original movie if I'm in the mood for one.
2.5/5

Total: 27
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7) / 20. The Lure (2015) (FC11) / 21. Belzebuth (2017) (FC5) / 22. The House That Jack Built (2018) / 23. Thankskilling (2008) (FC13) / 24. House of Wax (2005) (FC2) / 25. Sleepaway Camp (1983) (FC3) / 26. Army of the Dead (2021) / 27. Shorts / 28. Gretel & Hansel (2020) / 29. Inferno (1980) (FC8) / 30. Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
Fran Challenges - DONE!

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No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

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31) The Dark and the Wicked (2020)


This is an intensely powerful film. It would make a great double billing with something like Hereditary, where the real horror is the family dynamic, and it's expressed through the medium of "spooky horror stuff". There are some genuinely upsetting scenes here. I loved it.
4/5

And with that I've completed all 31 movies and all 13 Fran Challenges!

Final Total: 31
1. Crawl (2019) / 2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (FC1) / 3. Vampyr (1932) / 4. I Walked With A Zombie (1943) / 5. Kwaidan (1964) (FC12) / 6. Vampyres (1975) (FC9) / 7. The Howling (1981) / 8. Torso (1973) / 9. Frankenhooker (1990) / 10. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) (FC10) / 11. Them (Ils) (2006) / 12. Nina Forever (2015) / 13. Aliens (1986) / 14. The Cremator (1969) (FC4) / 15. Saw IV (2007) / 16. Dark Skies (2013) / 17. The McPherson Tape (1989) / 18. Saw (2004) (FC6) / 19. Mother's Day (1980) (FC7) / 20. The Lure (2015) (FC11) / 21. Belzebuth (2017) (FC5) / 22. The House That Jack Built (2018) / 23. Thankskilling (2008) (FC13) / 24. House of Wax (2005) (FC2) / 25. Sleepaway Camp (1983) (FC3) / 26. Army of the Dead (2021) / 27. Shorts / 28. Gretel & Hansel (2020) / 29. Inferno (1980) (FC8) / 30. Bride of Re-Animator (1990) / 31. The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Fran Challenges - DONE!

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