My October 2012 in Horror

November 1, 2012

Including Arsenic and Old Lace because of its Halloween setting. As with my ‘My Month in Films’ lists, these are ranked in order of preference, though I have included every relevant film watched rather than just the best or worst.

First time viewings
The House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009, USA)
The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman, 1964, USA/UK)
The Innkeepers (Ti West, 2011, USA)
ParaNorman (Chris Butler/Sam Fell, 2012, USA)
Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel, 1971, Belgium/France/West Germany)

Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932, Germany)
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton, 2012, USA)
Matango (Ishirô Honda, 1963, Japan)
Resident Evil: Afterlife (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2010, Germany/France/USA)
Brain Damage (Frank Henenlotter, 1988, USA)

The Cat and the Canary (Elliott Nugent, 1939, USA)
Arsenic and Old Lace (Frank Capra, 1944, USA)
Gothic (Ken Russell, 1986, UK)
Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2012, Germany/Canada)
Halloween (Rob Zombie, 2007, USA)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Tobe Hooper, 1986, USA)
Resident Evil: Extinction (Russell Mulcahy, 2007, France/Australia/Germany/UK/USA)

Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004, UK/France)
Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009, USA)
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935, USA)
The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher, 1957, UK)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, 1967, USA/UK)


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