Friday, February 27, 2009

The Great Unwatched: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)


Part of: Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan box set

Director: Danny Steinmann

Runtime: 92 minutes

I think I'm beginning to see the appeal behind the slasher genre. It's not that the films are particularly noteworthy in and of themselves so much as they're comforting. For your money, you get a fairly strict structure (kids do stupid things, maniac kills them) that challenges filmmakers to make the required parts more and more outrageous in order to maintain audience attention. If you ignore the plot (typically idiotic) and character "development" (rudimentary and telegraphed), you can focus on the real draw: creative special effects. The 1980s were like a buffet of proof-of-concepts of better ways to fake killing somebody.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning boasts the highest "kill count" of the series; some are very inventive and others are rote. Most of the effects involved are well-executed, but there are a few instances here and there where they get ridiculously cheesy (the most unconvincing throat slitting in cinema, for instance). The movie really doesn't suffer for the fact that the rampaging psycho is a Jason Voorhees copycat and not the "real" Crystal Lake killer. Personally, I don't understand the vitriol directed at this entry. It's not really any better or worse than its immediate predecessor, The Final Chapter (how's that for a misnomer?). If you want a bunch of people playing pretendy-fun-dead, some amount of gore, and the standard quota of naked breasts for an R-rated film from the mid-1980s, the fifth Friday film isn't a terrible way to go.

Worth the purchase: Worth seeing at least once, but I probably should've just Netflixed it.

Stats: 2/403 movies watched in 3 days
Projection for Completion: October 21, 2010
Goal for Completion: February 25, 2010

Behind Already

Managed to watch about one-third of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning last night before my girlfriend and I headed off to do Pub Quiz at the George and Dragon with some of my friends from work. When she and I came home, we were both pretty tired (and she's not a fan of horror), so we ended up watching an episode of Dark Angel before crashing.

I figure if I watch finish the Friday flick tonight and watch another four over the weekend, I should be back on track.

Stats: 1.33 movies watched in 2 days
Projection for Completion: October 23, 2010
Goal for Completion: February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Great Unwatched: Pick-up (1975)

Part of: The Exploitation Cinema Collection (20 Films)

Director: Bernard Hirschenson

Runtime: 78 minutes

Part of the point behind this project was to teach myself a lesson, specifically that I don't really need to buy every single DVD or DVD box set that looks like a bargain. Given that goal, Pick-up was an excellent way to start off, since it's pretty lousy. A goofy-looking guy picks up two female hitchhikers -- one all sexual va-va-voom and the other morose. The three of them get stranded in a swamp, where they proceed to run around, have sex (sometimes on a swing!), and hallucinate about clowns, politicians, and priestesses of Apollo. I think this was somebody's idea of making a trippy movie, but somehow they failed to take into account things like maintaining a consistency of internal reality and, oh, entertainment value. There's a couple of really painful flashbacks (including one involving child molestation by a priest) to break up the trippiness and a nastily misogynistic sequence toward the end. If the other nineteen films in this set at this same level of quality, I may have wasted twenty bucks.

Worth the Purchase: Hardly.

Stats: 1/403 movies watched in 1 day.
Currently projected end-time is April 5th, 2010.
Goal for end-time is February 25th, 2010.

The Great Unwatched: The List

Below is the list of movies in my DVD collection that I still haven't seen. My goal, starting at 7:30 PM MST on February 25, 2009, is to watch all of them in a one-year period. Foolhardy? Perhaps. But it promises to be an interesting ride.

The list has been re-ordered randomly and broken up into monthly chunks, so that I don't burn out the list of "really need to see" movies early.

One grudging note: this isn't absolutely complete. For the sake of sanity, I left out films in both my 50-movie and 100-movie Horror Classics megasets. The quality in those sets is bad enough that I really only keep them around for reference.

Feb/March 2009 - 35 days, 39 titles

1. Godzilla: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (Kaneko, 2001) - 105 minutes
2. Nail Gun Massacre (Leslie/Lofton, 1985) - 90 minutes Review
3. Friday the 13th Part V (Steinmann, 1985) - 92 minutes Review
4. Mission Impossible 3 (Abrams, 2006) - 126 minutes Review
5. Children of Men (Cuaron, 2006) - 109 minutes
6. The Dark (Cardos, 1979) - 92 minutes Review
7. Point Break (Bigelow, 1991) - 120 minutes Review
8. The Freakmaker (Cardiff, 1974) - 92 minutes
9. Return of the Living Dead 3 (Yuzna, 1993) - 97 minutes Review
10. Pick-Up (Hirschenson, 1975) - 80 minutes Review
11. Whirlpool of Fate (Renoir, 1925) - ???
12. Phase IV (Bass, 1974) - 93 minutes
13. Friday the 13th Part VI (McLoughlin, 1986) - 86 minutes Review
14. Diamonds are Forever (Hamilton, 1971) - 120 minutes Review
15. Pumpkinhead (Winston, 1988) - 86 minutes Review
16. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (Seria, 1971) - 103 minutes Review
17. Gojira / Godzilla King of Monsters (Honda, 1954 & 1956) - 98 minutes / 80 minutes
18. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Tezuka, 2002) - 88 minutes
19. The Climax (Waggner, 1944) - 86 minutes
20. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Mamoulian, 1931) - 98 minutes
21. Dollman (Pyun, 1991) - 79 minutes Review
22. Karate Warriors (Yamaguchi, 1976) - 90 minutes Review
23. Wanted (Bekmambetov, 2008) - 110 minutes Review
24. Sister Street Fighter (Yamaguchi, 1974) - 90 minutes Review
25. Carry On Emmannuelle (Thomas, 1978) - 88 minutes Review
26. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Lang, 1933) - 122 minutes
27. Frank and Tony (Lupo, 1973) - 85 minutes Review
28. Las Vegas Lady (Nosseck, 1975) - 87 minutes
29. Suddenly (Allen, 1954) - 75 minutes
30. The Most Dangerous Game (Schoedsack/Pichel, 1932) - 63 minutes Review
31. Police Women (Frost, 1974) - 90 minutes
32. The Undying Monster (Brahm, 1942) - 63 minutes Review
33. The Twelve Chairs (Brooks, 1970) - 94 minutes Review
34. Help! (Lester, 1965) - 90 minutes Review
35. Dragon Princess (Kohira/Yamaguchi, 1976) - 90 minutes Review
36. Trancers (Band, 1985) - 76 minutes Review
37. Godzilla 1985 (Hashimoto, 1984) - 87/103 minutes Review (at The Sci-Fi Block)
38. The Thing That Couldn't Die (Cowan, 1958) - 69 minutes
39. The Stuff (Cohen, 1985) - 93 minutes Review

April 2009 - 30 days, 33 titles

1. Rasen (Iida, 1998) - 97 minutes
2. The Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa, 1958) - 139 minutes
3. Spider Forest (Song, 2004) - 114 minutes
4. Deadly Friend (Craven, 1986) - 91 minutes
5. Fando y Lis (1968)(Jodorowsky, 1968) - 93 minutes
6. Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (Carreras, 1964) - 81 minutes
7. The Sure Thing (Reiner, 1985) - 100 minutes
8. Attack of the Aztec Mummy (Portillo, 1957) - 80 minutes
9. Dragonwyck (Mankiewicz, 1946) - 100 minutes
10. The Inn on the River (Vohrer, 1962) - 92 minutes
11. Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961) - 110 minutes
12. Revenge of the Creature (Arnold, 1955) - 82 minutes
13. Mark of the Vampire (Browning, 1935) - 60 minutes
14. Godzilla & Mothra: The Battle for Earth (Okawara, 1992) - 100 minutes
15. Bonnie and Clyde (Penn, 1967) - 112 minutes
16. Godzilla Raids Again (Oda, 1955) - 80 minutes
17. Invisible Agent (Marin, 1942) - 81 minutes
18. Alien3 (Fincher, 1992) - 114 minutes
19. Jail Bait (Wood, 1954) - 72 minutes
20. Dementia 13 (Coppola, 1963) - 75 minutes
21. Eugenie - The Story of Her Journey into Perversion (Franco, 1970) - 90 minutes
22. House on the Edge of the Park (Deodato, 1980) - 91 minutes
23. Confessions of a Police Captain (Damiani, 1971) - 100 minutes
24. Silver Bullet (Attias, 1985) - 95 minutes
25. Frogs (McCowan, 1972) - 91 minutes
26. The Devil's Hand (Hole Jr., 1962) - 71 minutes
27. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (Baker, 1974) - 83 minutes
28. Nights of Cabiria (Fellini, 1957) - 117 minutes
29. The Ghoul (Hunter, 1933) - 77 minutes
30. Puppet Master 3 (DeCoteau, 1991) - 86 minutes
31. Danger: Diabolik (Bava, 1968) - 105 minutes
32. Evil of Frankenstein (Fisher, 1964) - 84 minutes
33. All That Jazz (Fosse, 1979) - 123 minutes

May 2009 - 31 days, 35 titles

1. Irma La Douce (Wilder, 1963) - 147 minutes
2. The Resurrected (O'Bannon, 1992) - 108 minutes
3. Womens Camp 119 (Mattei, 1977) - 97 minutes
4. Tomie (Oikawa, 1999) - 95 minutes
5. The Return of Swamp Thing (Wynorski, 1989) - 88 minutes
6. Hangover Square (Brahm, 1945) - 77 minutes
7. Dead Calm (Noyce, 1989) - 96 minutes
8. The Wild Angels (Corman, 1966) - 90 minutes
9. The Ring (Verbinski, 2002) - 115 minutes
10. Black X-Mas (Morgan, 2006) - 94 minutes
11. Ghost Ship (Robson, 1943) - 69 minutes
12. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (Fisher, 1959) - 83 minutes
13. Ghost Ship (Sewell, 1952) - 74 minutes
14. A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim, 2003) - 115 minutes
15. Strangler of the Swamp (Wisbar, 1946) - 59 minutes
16. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Hunt, 1969) - 142 minutes
17. One Two Three (Wilder, 1961) - 115 minutes
18. Constantine (Lawrence, 2005) - 121 minutes
19. Empire of the Ants (Gordon, 1977) - 89 minutes
20. The Stranger (Welles, 1946) - 95 minutes
21. Trancers II (Band, 1991) - 85 minutes
22. The Mummy's Shroud (Gilling, 1967) - 90 minutes
23. Purple Noon (Clement, 1960) - 115 minutes
24. The Alligator People (Del Ruth, 1959) - 74 minutes
25. Dawn of the Dead (Snyder, 2004) - 110 minutes
26. The Madmen of Mandoras (Bradley, 1963) - 64 minutes
27. Unforgiven (Eastwood, 1992) - 131 minutes
28. Sanjuro (Kurosawa, 1962) - 96 minutes
29. The Flesh and Blood Show (Walker, 1972) - 93 minutes
30. Dracula Prisoner of Frankenstein (Franco, 1972) - 88 minutes
31. Delirium (L. Bava, 1987) - 94 minutes
32. Ring 2 (Nakata, 1999) - 95 minutes
33. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Argento, 1971) - 104 minutes
34. The Time Machine (Pal, 1960) - 103 minutes
35. The Deadly Mantis (Juran, 1957) - 79 minutes

June 2009 - 30 days, 33 titles

1. Maniac (Esper, 1934) - 51 minutes
2. It Came from Beneath the Sea (Gordon, 1955) - 79 minutes
3. Head of the Family (Band, 1996) - 82 minutes
4. Memento Mori (Kim/Min, 1999) - 98 minutes
5. Live and Let Die (Hamilton, 1973) - 121 minutes
6. Demon Witch Child (De Ossorio, 1975) - 90 minutes
7. Halloween 4 (Little, 1988) - 88 minutes
8. Godzilla 2000 (Okawara, 1999) - 100 minutes
9. The Ghost (Freda, 1963) - 97 minutes
10. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (Tezuka, 2000) - 105 minutes
11. Kidnapped/Rabid Dogs (Bava, 1974) - 96 minutes
12. Chain Gang Women (Frost, 1971) - 85 minutes
13. Terrified (Landers, 1963) - 85 minutes
14. The Teacher (Avedis, 1974) - 98 minutes
15. La Marseillaise (Renoir, 1938) - 135 minutes
16. Tentacles (Assonitis, 1977) - 102 minutes
17. Tomie: Replay (Mitsuishi, 2000) - 95 minutes
18. Dirty Pretty Things (Frears, 2002) - 97 minutes
19. Curse of the Cat People (Wise/von Fritsch, 1944) - 70 minutes
20. Bedlam (Robson, 1946) - 79 minutes
21. Black Candles (Larraz, 1982) - 84 minutes
22. Mexican Hayride (Barton, 1948) - 77 minutes
23. Caddyshack (Ramis, 1980) - 98 minutes
24. Human Beasts (Naschy, 1985) - 88 minutes
25. The Bride (Roddam, 1985) - 118 minutes
26. Count Dracula (Franco, 1970) - 98 minutes
27. Kiss Me, Kill Me (Farina, 1973) - 91 minutes
28. Dr. Giggles (Coto, 1992) - 95 minutes
29. Tarantula (Arnold, 1955) - 80 minutes
30. Marebito (Shimuzu, 2004) - 92 minutes
31. Child's Play (Holland, 1988) - 87 minutes
32. Black Friday (Lubin, 1940) - 70 minutes
33. Raging Bull (Scorcese, 1980) - 129 minutes

July 2009 - 31 days, 35 titles

1. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (Schrader, 2005) - 117 minutes
2. Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau, 1946) - 96 minutes
3. High School Hitchhikers (Rollin, 1973) - 67 minutes
4. Straw Dogs (Peckinpah, 1971) - 118 minutes
5. Fast Company (Cronenberg, 1979) - 91 minutes
6. Curse of the Devil (Aured, 1971) - 84 minutes
7. The Poseidon Explosion (Dragan, 1973) - 80 minutes
8. Cat and the Canary (Leni, 1927) - 82 minutes
9. Godspell (Greene, 1973) - 103 minutes
10. Final Destination 2 (Ellis, 2003) - 90 minutes
11. Night Watch (Bekmambetov, 2004) - 114 minutes
12. Night Monster (Beebe, 1942) - 73 minutes
13. Prime Evil (Findlay, 1988) - 83 minutes
14. The Spy Who Loved Me (Gilbert, 1977) - 125 minutes
15. Alphaville (Godard, 1965) - 99 minutes
16. Rasputin: The Mad Monk (Sharp, 1966) - 91 minutes
17. Curse of the Fly (Sharp, 1965) - 86 minutes
18. Aguirre Wrath of God (Herzog, 1972) - 93 minutes
19. The Return of Count Yorga (Kelljan, 1971) - 97 minutes
20. Night Key (Corrigan, 1937) - 68 minutes
21. Woyzeck (Herzog, 1979) - 82 minutes
22. Blades of Glory (Gordon/Speck, 2007) - 93 minutes
23. It Lives Again: It's Alive II (Cohen, 1978) - 91 minutes
24. The Lodger (Brahm, 1944) - 84 minutes
25. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (Miraglia, 1971) - 88 minutes
26. She-Wolf of London (Yarbrough, 1946) - 61 minutes
27. Elizabethtown (Crowe, 2004) - 123 minutes
28. Mountaintop Motel Massacre (McCullough Sr., 1986) - 95 minutes
29. Cathy's Curse (Matalon, 1977) - 88 minutes
30. Ring 0 (Tsuruta, 2000) - 99 minutes
31. The Hearse (Bowers, 1980) - 95 minutes
32. Zombie 4 (Fragasso, 1988) - 84 minutes
33. The Spiral Staircase (Siodmak, 1946) - 83 minutes
34. Moonraker (Gilbert, 1979) - 129 minutes
35. Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte (Aldrich, 1964) - 133 minutes

August 2009 - 31 days, 32 titles, special ALL HITCHCOCK MONTH

1. The Lodger (Hitchcock, 1927) - 83 minutes
2. The Ring (Hitchcock, 1927) - 110 minutes
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928) - 100 minutes
4. Easy Virtue (Hitchcock, 1928) - 85 minutes
5. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928) - 86 minutes
6. The Manxman (Hitchcock, 1929) - 90 minutes
7. Blackmail (Hitchcock, 1929) - 84 minutes
8. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930) - 90 minutes
9. Murder! (Hitchcock, 1930) - 100 minutes
10. The Skin Game (Hitchcock, 1931) - 77 minutes
11. Rich and Strange (Hitchcock, 1931) - 90 minutes
12. Number 17 (Hitchcock, 1932) - 63 minutes
13. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock, 1934) - 75 minutes
14. Secret Agent (Hitchcock, 1936) - 86 minutes
15. Sabotage (Hitchcock, 1936) - 76 minutes
16. Young and Innocent (Hitchcock, 1937) - 83 minutes
17. Jamaica Inn (Hitchcock, 1939) - 98 minutes
18. Saboteur (Hitchcock, 1942) - 108 minutes
19. Lifeboat (Hitchcock, 1944) - 96 minutes
20. The Paradine Case (Hitchcock, 1947) - 120 minutes
21. Under Capricorn (Hitchcock, 1949) - 117 minutes
22. Stage Fright (Hitchcock, 1950) - 110 minutes
23. I Confess (Hitchcock, 1953) - 95 minutes
24. Dial M for Murder (Hitchcock, 1954) - 105 minutes
25. The Trouble With Harry (Hitchcock, 1955) - 99 minutes
26. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock, 1956) - 102 minutes
27. The Wrong Man (Hitchcock, 1956) - 105 minutes
28. Marnie (Hitchcock, 1964) - 130 minutes
29. Torn Curtain (Hitchcock, 1966) - 128 minutes
30. Topaz (Hitchcock, 1969) - 143 minutes
31. Frenzy (Hitchcock, 1972) - 116 minutes
32. Family Plot (Hitchcock, 1976) - 121 minutes

September 2009 - 30 days, 33 titles

1. Stolen Kisses (Truffaut, 1968) - 90 minutes
2. The Devil's Nightmare (Brismee, 1971) - 95 minutes
3. The Beast Must Die (Annett, 1974) - 93 minutes
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Roy Hill, 1969) - 110 minutes
5. 20 Million Miles to Earth (Juran, 1957) - 82 minutes
6. Ichi the Killer (Miike, 2001) - 129 minutes
7. Team America: World Police (Parker, 2004) - 98 minutes
8. Graveyard Shift (Singleton, 1990) - 89 minutes
9. Tourist Trap (Schmoeller, 1979) - 90 minutes
10. The Children (Kalmanowicz, 1980) - 93 minutes
11. Phantom of the Opera (Fisher, 1962) - 84 minutes
12. Subspecies (Nicolaou, 1991) - 90 minutes
13. Die Screaming Marianne (Walker, 1971) - 99 minutes
14. The Deadly Bees (Francis, 1967) - 83 minutes
15. The Queen of Spades (Dickinson, 1949) - 95 minutes
16. A History of Violence (Cronenberg, 2005) - 96 minutes
17. Mystic River (Eastwood, 2003) - 137 minutes
18. The Invisible Ray (Hillyer, 1936) - 80 minutes
19. Mysterious Island (Endfield, 1961) - 101 minutes
20. The Corpse Vanishes (Fox, 1942) - 64 minutes
21. Cobra Verde (Herzog, 1987) - 111 minutes
22. Curse of the Aztec Mummy (Portillo, 1957) - 65 minutes
23. Tomie: Rebirth (Shimizu, 2001) - 101 minutes
24. Chandu the Magician (Menzies/Varnel, 1932) - 71 minutes
25. Ben-Hur (Niblo, 1925) - 143 minutes
26. Scream of Fear (Holt, 1961) - 80 minutes
27. The Hitcher (Harmon, 1986) - 97 minutes
28. That Obscure Object of Desire (Bunuel, 1977) - 102 minutes
29. X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes (Corman, 1963) - 79 minutes
30. El Topo (Jodorowsky, 1970) - 125 minutes
31. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (Blackburn, 1973) - 85 minutes
32. Fear in the Night (Sangster, 1972) - 94 minutes
33. For Your Eyes Only (Glen, 1981) - 127 minutes

October 2009 - 31 days, 35 titles, special ALL-HORROR MONTH

1. Evil Eye (Siciliano, 1974) - 106 minutes
2. Vampyros Lesbos (Franco, 1971) - 89 minutes
3. The Mummy's Curse (Goodwins, 1944) - 62 minutes
4. Man-Made Monster (Waggner, 1941) - 59 minutes
5. The Black Castle (Juran, 1952) - 82 minutes
6. The Crawling Eye (Lawrence, 1958) - 84 minutes
7. Child's Play 2 (Lafia, 1990) - 87 minutes
8. Exorcism (Bosch, 1975) - 90 minutes
9. Faceless (Franco, 1987) - 98 minutes
10. The Leech Woman (Dein, 1960) - 77 minutes
11. The Possession of Joel Delaney (Hussein, 1972) - 105 minutes
12. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Derrickson, 2005) - 122 minutes
13. The Creeping Terror (Savage, 1964) - 75 minutes
14. Zombie 5: Killing Birds (Lattanzi, 1987) - 90 minutes
15. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (Adamson, 1971) - 90 minutes
16. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (Burr, 1990) - 86 minutes
17. Dracula: Spanish Version (Melford, 1931) - 104 minutes
18. Horror Rises from the Tomb (Aured, 1973) - 95 minutes
19. Frankenstein Created Woman (Fisher, 1967) - 92 minutes
20. Vault of Horror (Baker, 1973) - 83 minutes
21. The Monolith Monsters (Sherwood, 1957) - 77 minutes
22. Nightmare (Francis, 1964) - 83 minutes
23. Misery (Reiner, 1990) - 107 minutes
24. The Mummy's Ghost (Le Borg, 1944) - 61 minutes
25. Cannibal Holocaust (Deodato, 1980) - 98 minutes
26. Deranged (Gillen/Ormsby, 1974) - 82 minutes
27. The Return of Doctor X (Sherman, 1939) - 62 minutes
28. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Branagh, 1994) - 123 minutes
29. Tomie: Forbidden Fruit (Nakahara, 2002) - 91 minutes
30. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (Anderson, 2004) - 102 minutes
31. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (Fisher, 1974) - 93 minutes
32. And Now the Screaming Starts! (Baker, 1973) - 91 minutes
33. Wishmaster (Kurtzman, 1997) - 90 minutes
34. House of Whipcord (Walker, 1974) - 102 minutes
35. Race with the Devil (Starrett, 1975) - 88 minutes

November 2009 - 30 days, 33 titles, special NO-HORROR MONTH

1. A View to Kill (Glen, 1985) - 131 minutes
2. Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone, 1968) - 175 minutes
3. Being There (Ashby, 1979) - 130 minutes
4. Violent Professionals (Martino, 1973) - 104 minutes
5. Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994) - 118 minutes
6. Fury (Lang, 1936) - 90 minutes
7. The Living Daylights (Glen, 1987) - 130 minutes
8. Erik the Conqueror (Bava, 1961) - 81 minutes
9. Key Largo (Huston, 1948) - 100 minutes
10. The Executioner, Part II (Bryan, 1984) - 85 minutes
11. Mandinga (Pinzauti, 1976) - 86 minutes
12. Licence to Kill (Glen, 1987) - 133 minutes
13. Hustler Squad (Gallardo, 1976) - 98 minutes
14. Delicatessen (Jeunet/Caro, 1991) - 99 minutes
15. The House of Yes (Waters, 1997) - 85 minutes
16. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (Yamashita, 1994) - 106 minutes
17. Glen or Glenda (Wood, 1953) - 65 minutes
18. Die Another Day (Tamahori, 2002) - 133 minutes
19. Abre los ojos (Amenabar, 1997) - 117 minutes
20. WarGames (Badham, 1984) - 114 minutes
21. Malibu High (Berwick, 1979) - 92 minutes
22. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (Sears, 1956) - 83 minutes
23. Out of the Past (Tourneur, 1947) - 97 minutes
24. Fitzcarraldo (Herzog, 1982) - 158 minutes
25. The Young Racers (Corman, 1963) - 84 minutes
26. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974) - 131 minutes
27. Ben-Hur (Wyler, 1959) - 212 minutes
28. Bed and Board (Truffaut, 1970) - 100 minutes
29. The Beach Girls (Townsend, 1982) - 91 minutes
30. Three Tough Guys (Tessari, 1974) - 92 minutes
31. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (Okawara, 1993) - 105 minutes
32. H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon (Juran, 1964) - 103 minutes
33. The Trip (Corman, 1967) - 85 minutes

December 2009 - 31 days, 35 titles

1. Caligula (Brass, 1979) - 156 minutes
2. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (Lamont, 1950) - 80 minutes
3. Robot Wars (A. Band, 1993) - 70 minutes
4. Demonic Toys (Manoogian, 1992) - 86 minutes
5. The Squeaker (Vohrer, 1963) - 93 minutes
6. I Vampiri (Bava/Freda, 1956) - 85 minutes
7. Godzilla vs. Destroyah (Okawara, 1995) - 103 minutes
8. Hercules in the Haunted World (Bava, 1961) - 81 minutes
9. Mortuary (Hooper, 2005) - 94 minutes
10. Night of the Living Dorks (Dinter, 2006) - 89 minutes
11. Coach (Townsend, 1978) - 100 minutes
12. The Strange Door (Pevney, 1951) - 81 minutes
13. The Phantom Carriage (Sjöström, 1921) - 93 minutes
14. Wishing Stairs (Yun, 2003) - 97 minutes
15. The Secret of the Red Orchid (Ashley, 1962) - 84 minutes
16. Flesh Eater (Hinzman, 1988) - 88 minutes
17. Beyond the Darkness (D'Amato, 1979) - 93 minutes
18. It's Alive III (Cohen, 1989) - 95 minutes
19. Night Tide (Harrington, 1961) - 84 minutes
20. Monster on the Campus (Arnold, 1958) - 77 minutes
21. The Bodyguard (Takamori, 1976) - 87 minutes
22. Child's Play 3 (Bender, 1991) - 90 minutes
23. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968) - 141 minutes
24. Captain Clegg (Graham Scott, 1962) - 82 minutes
25. All About Eve (Mankiewicz, 1950) - 138 minutes
26. Pieces (Piquer Simón, 1982) - 89 minutes
27. The Invisible Woman (Sutherland, 1940) - 72 minutes
28. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962) - 216 minutes
29. Knives of the Avenger (Bava, 1966) - 85 minutes
30. Faust (Murnau, 1926) - 85 minutes
31. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986) - 120 minutes
32. The Invisible Man's Revenge (Beebe, 1944) - 78 minutes
33. Exorcist: The Beginning (Harlin, 2004) - 114 minutes
34. Roy Colt and Winchester Jack (Bava, 1970) - 85 minutes
35. Go Kill and Come Back (Castellari, 1967) - 105 minutes

January 2010 - 31 days, 35 titles

1. The Gardener (Kay, 1975) - 86 minutes
2. Love on the Run (Truffaut, 1979) - 94 minutes
3. The Hellcats (Slatzer, 1967) - 90 minutes
4. Arcade (Pyun, 1993) - 85 minutes
5. The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (Portillo, 1958) - 65 minutes
6. Wishmaster 2 (Sholder, 1999) - 96 minutes
7. Superchick (Forsyth, 1973) - 94 minutes
8. Tortured Angels (Rosenberg, 1982) - 80 minutes
9. Trip with the Teacher (Barton, 1975) - 91 minutes
10. The Holy Mountain (Jodorowsky, 1973) - 114 minutes
11. Bad Inclination (Campanella, 2003) - 95 minutes
12. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (Barton, 1949) - 88 minutes
13. Lady in White (LaLoggia, 1988) - 112 minutes
14. Needful Things (Heston, 1993) - 120 minutes
15. Tower of London (Lee, 1939) - 92 minutes
16. Horror Island (Waggner, 1941) - 60 minutes
17. Dr. Renault's Secret (Lachman, 1942) - 58 minutes
18. Cult of the Cobra (Lyon, 1955) - 82 minutes
19. Dr. Mordrid (Band/A. Band, 1992) - 74 minutes
20. The Elusive Corporal (Renoir, 1962) - 100 minutes
21. Cabin Fever (Roth, 2002) - 93 minutes
22. The Host (Bong, 2006) - 119 minutes
23. The Ape Man (Beaudine, 1943) - 64 minutes
24. Bloodlust! (Brooke, 1961) - 68 minutes
25. Nana (Renoir, 1926) - 150 minutes
26. Vengeance of the Zombies (Klimovsky, 1973) - 87 minutes
27. The Creature Walks Among Us (Sherwood, 1956) - 78 minutes
28. The Aviator (Scorcese, 2004) - 170 minutes
29. Day of the Animals (Girdler, 1977) - 97 minutes
30. Circus of Fear (Moxey, 1966) - 90 minutes
31. Godzilla vs. Mothra (Honda, 1964) - 90 minutes
32. Friday the 13th Part VII (Buechler, 1988) - 90 minutes
33. Don't Answer the Phone! (Hammer, 1980) - 94 minutes
34. Earthquake 7.9 (Omori, 1980) - 102 minutes
35. Battle Royale II (Fukasaku/Fukasaku, 2003) - 134 minutes

February 2010 - 24 days, 22 films

1. The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (Renoir, 1959) - 95 minutes
2. The Black Cat (Rogell, 1941) - 71 minutes
3. Invasion of Astro-Monster (Honda, 1965) - 93 minutes
4. GAS-S-S-S (Corman, 1971) - 79 minutes
5. Rabid (Cronenberg, 1977) - 91 minutes
6. Comin' Round the Mountain (Lamont, 1951) - 77 minutes
7. Black Demons (Lenzi, 1991) - 88 minutes
8. The Other Hell (Stoppi, 1980) - 88 minutes
9. Body Melt (Brophy, 1993) - 81 minutes
10. Land of the Minotaur (Karagiannis, 1976) - 90 minutes
11. Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (Aured, 1973) - 89 minutes
12. The Being (Kong, 1983) - 82 minutes
13. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (Lamont, 1953) - 77 minutes
14. The Hudsucker Proxy (Coen, 1994) - 111 minutes
15. Shutter (Pisanthanakun/Wongpoom, 2004) - 97 minutes
16. Tomie: Beginning (Oikawa, 2005) - 74 minutes
17. Puppet Master 2 (Allen, 1991) - 88 minutes
18. Tomie: Revenge (Oikawa, 2005) - 72 minutes
19. Deliverance (Boorman, 1972) - 110 minutes
20. Tower of London (Corman, 1962) - 79 minutes
21. Waterworld (Reynolds, 1995) - 136 minutes
22. Lost in Alaska (Yarbrough, 1952) - 80 minutes
23. The Four Musketeers (Lester, 1974) - 108 minutes