Lazron’s 2016 October Horrorthon

Greetings All !! It’s my favourite time of year again, the month everyone watches Horror films as often as I do throughout the other 11 months !

As you probably know, I like to pick 31 Horror films to watch in October, generally stuff I’ve been wanting to see, but haven’t been able to get to till now. Various recommendations from Friends or Websites, boiled down to a concise 31 !

This year features some real gems, including 3 I’ll be seeing theatrically, thanks to the Mayfair Theatre (Phantasm, Phantasm 5, I Drink Your Blood), 2 that were meant to come out next year (In the Deep, The Blackcoats Daughter) & 1 mashup of 2 films that I cut together for fun, since both films took place on the same night anyway (Halloween I+II). In addition, 4 of these selections will actually be 2 Double Bills, as I have a weekly Double Bill event with Friends (we alternate selections week by week) and had to plan around that.

We’ve also got a Prequel to a Classic (The Thing), a Remake of a Classic (Carnival of Souls), a Sequel to a Cult Classic (Stake Land 2), the Final Chapter of a popular Franchise (REC 4), a Sequel to a Smash Hit (The Conjuring 2), the Original of a film that lead to 3 American Versions (Pulse) & the First Film by the creators of Stranger Things (Hidden).

This year has a lot more Modern films than usual (23 of 31 are from 2013 onward, only 7 are pre-2000) which should please my wife, as she is NOT the biggest fan of old school, low budget schlock (understandably so). I’ll do my best to upload daily reviews as I go, but you know what they say about the Best Laid Plans.

Anyway, watch along with me (or don’t), be inspired (or don’t) & have an awesome October (required) !!

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1) In the Deep (47 Meters Down) (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2932536/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

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“Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.”

2) Hidden (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2131532/?ref_=nv_sr_2

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“A family takes refuge in a fallout shelter to avoid a dangerous outbreak.”

3) The Pact (2012)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2040560/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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“As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother’s death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.”

4) Yellowbrickroad (2010)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398428/?ref_=nv_sr_3

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“1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.”

5) REC 4 (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1649443/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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“An ill-fated television reporter is rescued and sent on a voyage across the ocean, but she is followed by the deadly virus that has plagued her and numerous others.”

6) The Thing (2011)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/?ref_=nv_sr_3

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“At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.”

7) Phantasm 5 (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3627704/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“The final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.”

8) Hush (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5022702/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“A deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.”

9) Carnival of Souls (1962)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055830/?ref_=nv_sr_2

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“After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.”

10) Carnival of Souls (1998)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120627/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

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“A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.”

11) 31 (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3835080/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.”

12) Extinction (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3467412/?ref_=nv_sr_2

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“And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth… until now.”

13) They Look Like People (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4105970/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.”

14) Pulse (Kairo) (2001)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0286751/?ref_=nv_sr_2

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“Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.”

15) Abattoir (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1480285/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“An investigative reporter teams up with a Police officer to solve the mystery of why a seemingly good man murdered her sister’s family.”

16) Blood Punch (2014)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2825230/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“A young man is lured into a dangerous love triangle that begins to take a series of shocking and grisly supernatural turns.”

17) Stake Land 2 (The Stakelander) (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5843670/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

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“When his home of New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor and legendary vampire hunter, Mister, to guide him.”

18) The Neon Demon (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1974419/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.”

19) The Blackcoats Daughter (February) (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3286052/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“Two terrified girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break in this chilling and suspenseful horror film.”

20) Intruders (Shut In) (2015)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4009278/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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“Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don’t realize is that agoraphobia is not her only problem.”

21) Under the Skin (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441395/?ref_=nv_sr_2

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“A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.”

22) The Conjuring 2 (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3065204/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit.”

23) I Drink Your Blood (Remastered) (1970)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067229/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results.”

24) The Class of 1999 (1990)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099277/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious.”

25) 100 Bloody Acres (2012)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2290065/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their “secret ingredient” to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.”

26) Lights Out (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4786282/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“When her little brother, Martin, experiences the same events that once tested her sanity, Rebecca works to unlock the truth behind the terror, which brings her face to face with an entity that has an attachment to their mother, Sophie.”

27) Phantasm (Remastered) (1979)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079714/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.”

28) Carnage Park (2016)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4335650/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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“After botching an ill-conceived bank robbery in a desolate California town, two wannabe crooks flee the scene with a hostage and lead the local lawmen on a dangerous high-speed chase.”

29) The House at the End of Time (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2640474/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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“Dulce is a mother of two who experiences terrifying encounters with apparitions inside her old house, a place where a tragedy occurs. Thirty years later, an elderly Dulce returns home to decipher the mystery that has tormented her for so long.”

30) Halloween I+II (Single Film Edit) (1978/81)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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“On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082495/?ref_=fn_al_tt_7

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“While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.”

31) Halloween III (1982)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085636/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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“Kids all over America want Silver Shamrock masks for Halloween. Doctor Daniel Challis seeks to uncover a plot by Silver Shamrock owner Conal Cochran.”

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